It is the West, not Russia, that has behaved recklessly in Ukraine

The first casualty of war is truth. And the first casualty of any skirmish on the world stage that involves Russia is critical thinking.

No sooner does the great bear of the East speak or act on an issue beyond its borders than Western observers, of both a right and left-wing persuasion, switch off the bits of their brains that do actual thinking in favour of indulging in thoughtless Moscow-mauling.