Although we don't read articles like this one in US mainstream media, they are increasingly showing up in media from the UK, Europe, Canada, India, and in the American blog world where former US diplomats, investigative journalists and US academics post their concerns. We need to heed their warnings.
Copied from NationofChange, an American 501C3 news service that has tended to be pro-Ukraine in the past and has been slow to print articles such as this one (written by Michael Payne for OpEdNews.com).
U.S./NATO and Russia/China On A Direct Collision Course
We watch as the great powers of the world, the U.S. and NATO on the one hand and Russia and China on the other head for a massive confrontation in Eastern Europe, with Ukraine at the epicenter. This volatile situation has been brought on because the two sides in this struggle for power espouse political ideologies and objectives that are diametrically opposed and seemingly cannot co-exist.
We might say that Ukraine is the eye of this “gathering storm” or, more accurately, it’s the point at which a small spark could ignite a military firestorm. If NATO continues to aggressively attempt to recruit Ukraine into its organization then that could easily happen. And if anyone thinks Putin will back down and yield to the power of U.S./NATO then they better think again because he will not.