Great article on BBC website covering how Bush younger, Blair etc were fooled. How Clinton's extension of NATO was always likely to be problematic and how Putin has sought to divide the west. Trump really is an idiot and a Putin stooge who weakend the USA's world influence. Ignorance in mid america and the weakness of traditional republicanism have benefited Putin. Russia played a part in Brexit, seeking to divide and weaken Europe. Banks and Farage have been cheerleaders of his. They have betrayed their country imo. The first casualty is always truth and Russia's feeding of propaganda and lies to it's people is striking. Like Hitler, Putin plays the victim. Truth is an anathema to Trump and Farage and other populist leaders too. Even our PM has a lose relationship with it. The suffering of the Ukranians is heartbreaking, the west should have seen it coming and not misjudged Putin so badly with such tragic consequences.