The vilification of Putin does not advance the interest of anyone but the bankers and oilmen who have (had) their greedy eyes on Ukrainian resources. Also the advancement of NATO into the Russian sphere of influence was a clear and certain provocation. Were the situation reversed, any other nation (including the US) would have done the same as President Putin. As an American, I applaud Putin in his decisive action.
Also, Americans seem to have forgotten – the NYC 9 / 11 murders were not perpetrated by Russia – it was done by plane loads of Saudis. And the Beslan Ossetia child murders (100’s) were done by Islamic Chechen zealots, not George Bush.
The United States in hated worldwide – we don’t need more enemies. Russia is and can continue to be a valuable ally in the struggle against the murderous Muslim hordes. They are common enemies to Russia and the United States. So render unto Russia what is Russia’s and to America that which is in America’s geopolitical arena.
To do otherwise is folly.