What could be responsible for such bellicose action you may ask? Could it have been the reneged promises regarding NATO expansion during the Clinton era, the new U.S. bases in Central Asia, the desire for Caspian oil, "Colored Revolutions" engineered by former CIA head Admiral Woolsey and friends at "Freedom House", or most recently the missile defense furor? Pretty hard to say what was the final straw. Interestingly Washington seems to be taking this latest development in stride:
"The White House yesterday downplayed concerns about the Russian move, saying it was a matter for Moscow what it did with its planes. The US has had a consistent policy over the last month or so of conciliatory responses in an attempt to reduce tensions over European missile defence."
Real Western wrath appears to have been reserved for the recent court ruling absolving the owner of allofmp3.com of wrongdoing:
"The record industry today attacked a decision by a Russian court to clear a music website boss of copyright infringement in a test case for the country's fight against piracy.The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said it was "extremely disappointed" that the court had failed to convict Denis Kvasov, who ran the download site allofmp3.com, claiming that the site was "in clear violation of Russia's law."
Now there's a clear threat to Western civilization.