First of all , we like to think of ourselves as pure as the driven snow …………..we are not . The global consensus on who is the biggest threat to world peace , is almost always the United States as the answer . Our methods need to be severely changed . We spout ” freedom ” but yet side with the illegitimate , nazi run Kiev government , instead of supporting the independence of Novorussia , instead of putting pressure on Kiev to negotiate a peaceful resolution ………….we send arms . Putin early on , extended his hand to Israel , and was one of the few russian leaders to visit . He was rebuffed because of pressure from the US , they would have found a more reliable ally in Russia long term , we really dont do much for them , but make demands . We are a bigger problem than we are willing to own up to . The cold war is pretty much still going , because Washington wants it that way , rather than Moscow . Just Sayin.