I wish the American Empire would hurry up and collapse. The one good thing about events in Ukraine is that it's killed any doubt in Russia and China about U.S. intentions. The American Empire wants world domination, wants to surround Russia and China, control the flow of energy and thus control their growth.
It will accelerate the BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, to create an alternate reserve currency and to get out of the dollar system. The U.S. dollar is now used for international trade. China is now the largest importer of middle east oil, and they may demand that payment for oil be accepted in their own currency or a basket of currencies. Once the dollar collapses, the Empire will finished.
Obama was in Japan, announcing the U.S. military would support Japan in its conflict with China over some uninhabited rocks in the Pacific ocean. It has nothing to do with the United States and it's not clear that the disputed rocks are really Japan's. Why would Obama do this unless he wants war with China?
In the Ukraine, the plan seems to be to force Russia to intervene and then use it as an excuse for sanctions to cut trade between Russia and Europe. None of this benefits Europe, Ukraine, or Russia----only the American Empire gets anything out of this.
So, the race is on. Which will happen first? Will the Empire collapse or will Russia and China? Russia and China aren't going anywhere. In fact, China's economy has overtaken the American economy in purchasing power.