Glenn Beck misleads his listeners by asserting in this Audio That Beck Says Should Sink Obama’s Poll Numbers to the ‘20s’
A New book, which focuses on realities but from the viewpoint of prophecy based on socio-economic-political cycles, points to America post 2014 (and 2016) as "Babylon the great city" and Russia as an equal driving force in historic events: "Biblical Prophecy: Are we in the Revelation Era"
Of course the religious freaks will freak out over some things said in book ... and the Tea Party types will really freak over their role in events ... but there is a reality which Russia is demonstrating: It will protect access to a warm water port. It has done that in the past and will in the future (Google the historic occurrences).
Obama is irrelevant to unfolding historic events -- unless he goes militaristic ala Bush 1 & Bush 2, in which case he will accelerate them.
The Eastern Ukraine is not, nor will it become, of any strategic interest to the United States. If Russia were to turn int into a nation (or absorb it), it wouldn't matter in the least to American or EU interests. It is the Western Ukraine (with no ethnic Russian connection) which has historic connections to the American population, and serves our interests (because it serves EU interests).