As a general rule, the moment you see an American politician pointing at someone and claiming he is Hitler, you know he's probably innocent of whatever he's being accused of doing. It's not a perfectly reliable device, but when they're obviously engaging in hyperbole, the chances are they are doing so because they can't make a reasonable case based on what he's actually done.
It is remarkable that even the least competent administration in American history is managing to screw up the Middle East, Russia, and the southern border of the USA all at the same time. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if Obama ordered an amphibious invasion of Uganda.
It's obvious that the USA is the real problem here. But what is their motivation, beyond a short-term interest in pillaging the resources of Ukraine? I think I know, but you all know my opinion on that issue already.
It matters not that some like to compare war to a game of chess, it is a horrible plague upon mankind. Once embarked upon by a bunch of glib politicians and glory seeking generals the end is known only to God. I am afraid the American people are being badly informed by their government and government controlled media about what America's real plans for the future are. Why are our armed forces really in Europe and Asia? I don't think we the people are told the real truth about what is going on in Ukraine.
However the Russians seem to have no doubt and I pretty much agree with their assessment. Here is one of Putin's advisers giving his opinion. His opinion ought to make certain people in Washington (those who are not mad) a little nervous, but I am not sure it will. They seem intent upon war.
Take 10 minutes and watch the video. It is subtitled in English, but easy to read.
An airliner getting shot down over a war zone is a terrible thing, but who's fault is it?
I have my opinion and it doesn't agree with the opinion of 99% of the people I know. I have decided to keep my opinion to myself until this thing is fairly investigated and the true reason this happened is determined. A fair investigation would be a good thing but judging from the various media and government statements heard so far I don't think there will be a fair investigation.
All that said the truth probably not be known for at least fifty years.