Considering what the West has been doing to Putin, he has every reason to see Kissingers words as a declaration of war – practised since 2011:
Wayne Madsen 22 Dec. 2011 : CIA. Britain’s MI-6, and George Soros, who actually fronts for the Rothschild family, have been funneling money to Russian protest movements through the Republic of Georgia. (Also the US Freedom House and the Congress´National Endowment for Democracy have been waging that war in cooperation with the Russian Opposition)
The Soros-style “themed” revolution for Russia is being called the “White Revolution” or “Snowy Revolution,| with the color white being chosen as the thematic color for the attempted Russian uprising.
The EU is also funneling money on behalf of European intelligence services, including MI-6, to Russian dissident groups through grants to Georgian non-governmental organizations. See OTPOR/CANVAS .
ADDENDUM 10 March 2014
Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy: Russia’s nuclear missiles and military technology make Russia the strongest military obstacle to US hegemony. To neutralize Russia, Washington broke the Reagan-Gorbachev agreements and expanded NATO into former constituent parts of the Soviet Empire and now intends to bring former constituent parts of Russia herself–Georgia and Ukraine–into NATO. Washington withdrew from the treaty that banned anti-ballistic missiles and has established anti-ballistic missile bases on Russia’s frontier. Washington changed its nuclear war doctrine to permit nuclear first strike.
All of this is aimed at degrading Russia’s deterrent, thereby reducing the ability of Russia to resist Washington’s will.
The Russian government (and also the government of Ukraine) foolishly permitted large numbers of US funded NGOs to operate as Washington’s agents under cover of “human rights organizations,” “building democracy,” etc. The “pussy riot” event was an operation designed to put Putin and Russia in a bad light. (The women were useful dupes.) The Western media attacks on the Sochi Olympics are part of the ridiculing and demonizing of Putin and Russia. Washington is determined that Putin and Russia will not be permitted any appearance of success in any area, whether diplomacy, sports, or human rights.
Brzezinski writes: “Long-term, global policy must become more akin to a supremacy of power in the hands of a single state. Thus, America is not only the first, but also the only true global superpower, and it may probably be the very last” – very ominous!!! (p.209)
Brzezinski: “Between 2 Ages 1970: “The 9. Society is controlled by the elite. Democracy and the humanitarian, social values are, unfortunately, mistakes that result in the uneducated´s regime.” And, he also argues that the “One-World society” is the crown and completion of work.
Washington is using the media to prepare the American people for confrontation with Russia and to influence Russians and other peoples in the world against Putin. Washington would love to see a weaker or more pliable Russian leader than Putin.Insouciant Americans are paying no attention and have no idea that a handful of neoconservative ideologues are pushing the world toward destruction.
Paul Craig Roberts 10 March 2014 – referring to a Putin speech on 4 March 2014: Putin knows that the West supported the overthrow of the Ukrainian government as part of its strategic thrust against the sovereignty and independence of Russia. Aligning Ukraine with NATO means US missile bases in Ukraine.
Putin knows that Washington in pursuit of world hegemony is driving the world to a dangerous war in which neither side can accept defeat. Thus, nuclear weapons would be unleashed.
Putin knows that the reason Washington changed its war doctrine to permit preemptive nuclear attack is to carry out a first strike against Russia. Putin hopes that Europeans’ sense of self-preservation will prevail over their lust for Washington’s money and invitations to dinner at the White House.
Washington counters Putin’s world leadership with demonization. Putin’s leadership frustrates Washington and makes Putin a candidate for assassination.
Wikipedia: Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy.