I do not know, just like most of us real story behind all of this, and what is gonna be at the end.
But i know one thing for a fact, when tanks start to rumble people simply change their views and see things from different perspective.

NATO sounds powerful, and it is, but here in my part of the world, people from smaller NATO countries have fears when tanks rumble, small countries get easily overrun by shear force of numbers.

Fear is dangerous thing, and smart politicians know that very well, and know how to use that.