Here's my two cents. Putin, Lavrov and Shoygu sit in the Kremlin every night watching CNN dumbstruck. Finally Putin says, "What a great show. All we have to do is sit here, do nothing and watch the late, great United States go mad, tear itself apart, with help from the CIA, and this is the funny part Sergey, over nonsense. Lavrov, pass the popcorn."
"Before Empires collapse, they first go insane."
Attributed to Chris Hedges
I know that my above comments somehow makes me a Putin lover. Nuff said.