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- Jul 8, 2008
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No, of course not. I think having Crimea accepted as legitimate Russian territory might be Putin's endgame ("price for peace") currently, though.Because they observe that the Russians are not doing as they say? Don't forget that Russia has already invaded and annexed Crimea.
But why do I think the US is interested in war? Because the staggering amount of intelligence leaks and semi-official statements claiming a Russian attack is imminent is definitely not helping the diplomatic processes.
So, either these releases do not serve a political purpose, meaning that the Biden/Blinken leadership have lost control of their administration and every department, every individual analyst just publish what they want.
Or these releases are planned and orchestrated to serve a political agenda. This would mean the US actually is pushing for a degree of escalation in the conflict. It would not be the first time that a western leader (and I am not only thinking about the US here, but also France's Sarkozy) under immense pressure in interior politics tries to take pressure off by literally open a second front through going to war.
Again, just some wondering regarding the story spun by officials and why they are as they are. Putin's a traditional power politics villain with an expansionist agenda, there's not a lot to interpret there (for example the The Atlantic piece you posted reads to much into a simple Agenda of expansionism I think). But the sorry band of amateurs running the show in the west currently (Biden, Johnson, Macron, Scholz) all have their own agendas and only a limited clue what they are doing.