Russia and China increase cooperation on energy. US meddling in Mideast is not working very well. US economy is hopelessly car and oil-dependent. But the US has three big weapons left, nuclear blackmail, conventional air strikes, and a brain-washed public. If their international credibility falls much further, the US elite may have to turn to overt Nazi-style fascism on a world scale, so they are testing it out on Ukraine.
The Propaganda War About Ukraine Washington's Blog: "The major media present a very different picture than you see documented in those links. Voltairenet pointed out how blatantly the major media lie. Headlining, “Kiev regime bombs civilians in eastern Ukraine,” they noted that those bombings were shown “only on Russian TV channels” even though “The OSCE mission in Ukraine has confirmed that the incident involving the administrative building in Lugansk was indeed an airstrike.” Moreover, “To this day, the Western media have ‘refrained’ from broadcasting the images of the civilian victims killed at the Lugansk administrative headquarters, despite their being available on Russian television and on the internet.”"