Russia’s unholy war on Ukraine has begun
You say: "Disagree with this one. I've watched his recent speeches and he's become unhinged" so as you no doubt speak Russian and have a license to practice psychiatry, one must accept your conclusion.
Even if you were fluent in both Russian and Ukrainian, and, even if you had deep knowledge of Ukrainian history, and, even if you were a master of the codified ambiguity that is "Near Abroad", your "He is a man in full raw rage at Ukraine’s temerity to be independent and free of him." impeaches you as a serious analyst.......
Ditto Tom Quigley, the escalation and global responses will be interesting.
Really looking forward to your take. Can the WGN piece be put here so it can be viewed by readers?