Can someone remind me the last time Russia lost a land war? Their historical list of wars dates from late 1200's to now. That is about 800 years. All of the wars were over land and resources. We focus on communism, socialism, etc.... all BS in the global scheme of things.
In our 200+ year history, we have done the same thing. Just more wars in a shorter time period. Natural resources, the petro-dollar and global markets. That is what we want. We want Ukraine and Russia's natural resources.
We can not beat them there. They do not need to beat us here....our current leadership is handing the keys to China/Russia and the new BRICS alignment.
Ukraine IS the deep state headquarters. Biolabs all over the place. Money laundering puppet state.
NATO has been expanding towards Russia for years.
Russia has been experienced three major invasions - Mongols in 13th century, Napoleon in 1812 and Hitler in 1941. NATO creeping up on them looks no different to them.
They are defensive, understandably so, and are a nation and culture that is used to war and hard times ON THEIR SOIL. We are not.
Good book to read - RUSSIA: THE STORY OF WAR.
But, we do have some things going for us. We are woke and are greatly concerned with equity. We cannot define what a man and woman are.
We still have a good Navy and a shit-ton of nukes. None of these things prepare us to invade Russia. They only make Russia more defensive. And historically that does not work out too well long-term for the invaders.