It is real unfortunate that the US is only cutting its nose to spite its face. Thanks to Obama's skewed foreign policy, the world is moving away from the US, and in the bargain, the US is only helping other centres of power to get stronger to the detriment of world peace. Russia was less aggressive in approach till the US assisted by the EU and NATO started its aggressive push to expand to the East. They spooked Russia and in turn, Russia retaliated, and both the West and Russia disturbed the world peace matrix. Now, with all these sanctions, Russia, requiring much needed money will use her technological and scientific base of her time test military industry and help China to pose a threat not only to the US but become a threat to the world.