You can't honestly believe this...
How is it possible that 73% of Russians don't approve of Putin's actions yet the vast majority of Crimean will be voting yes in the upcoming referendum to join Russia?
Also given the size of the Russian population, and the size of the Ukrainian and more specifically the Crimean population, how would the fact that some Russians have relatives over there result in such a severe plummet of Putin's approval rate? And that's not taking into account the ideological and social composition of the Russian society because my guess is generally speaking and in best case scenario, the Russians would only be apathetic about the whole thing. My intuition however tells me that majority of Russians support this move, they see in it an expression of Putin's leadership and aspiration to take Russia to its former glory. Fear of war is pretty much irrelevant, the Ukraine is not stupid enough to go to war with Russia and I think it has become fairly obvious by now that neither the U.S nor the EU is willing to militarily intervene in the situation. Given all of that, I can't conceive the possibility that anything of what you said holds at all, its simply completely detached from reality.
And regarding the brainwashing part, it wouldn't be the first time that the U.S did such a thing. Basically, the uprisings that happened so far in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and the Ukraine bear hard to ignore resemblances to one another. Condoleezza Rice herself said it, at least in regard to redrawing the map of the Middle East: "Creative chaos". That phone call that has been leaked in February featuring two secretary of state top officials talking about the situation and their allies in the opposition, who to choose for what position, the shape of the new government...etc tells you something about this. Also the support the fascist brotherhood received from the Obama administration and from Jimmy Carter before the dreaded presidential elections of 2012 and the American reaction to the 30th, June revolution tell you more about this "creative chaos". Strangely enough, the U.S did not give two fucks about the fascist actions and violence of Muris' regime during the one year reign of the fascist brotherhood in Egypt. Obama himself was planning on receiving Mursi in the White House in April, 2013 I think but apparently he couldn't because Mursi and his regime were too "hot", you know, like they say "the LZ is hot".
Now to Putin's fear from being ousted. Not Gonna Happen, period. Not because he's superman, and certainly not because of his infallible leadership and the Utopia he built in Russia. Rather, it won't happen simply because Russia right now is better than it ever was, at least for the past 3 decades or so. Needless to say, things turned to shit towards the end of the Soviet era so the USSR was finally dissolved and Russians started to hope that things will get better. The irony was that they got worse. Yeltsin was too dumb to take Russia into prosperity. Basically he didn't know a thing about economics and neither did his regime. The state's property was being wasted through his ignorance of market economy and privatization. He prostituted himself to what is known as "the Russian Oligarchs", a group of brutal, ruthless, shady (to put it mildly) and megalomaniac businessmen who almost sucked Russia dry. In addition, Russia was not doing well in terms of security. The war with Chechnya was poorly managed, the communists were still unable to let go and were in constant hostility with Yeltsin and crime was on the rise.
Then Putin came along and greatly improved on much of that. He kicked out the Oligarchs and took back as much as possible of them before they either fled the country or were thrown in jail. Homogeneity of the political and social order was restored, at least to a great extend. The Russian economy has become an actual economy. Order was restored. In short Russia finally made the transition out of the Soviet era. Moreover, for the first time in a long while, Russia has a strong leader that is perceived as capable of reestablishing its former glory and national spirit, not to mention his "spiritual" and charismatic persona that he boasts rather extravagantly and lavishly, and how it resonates with the Russian society and some parts of the world. So I feel inclined to doubt that Putin would fear for himself because of what happened in the Ukraine.
Where has the US ever attempted brainwashing...? I don't think you understand what the word truly means.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised: "Derp, I hate America, derp."
I was referring to the contents of the said brainwashing genius. I honestly can't see how someone would unintentionally miss that given the explanation that followed. But I guess you would do anything to undermine and discredit me.
You've already discredited yourself. Much more than I could have done. Me not reading the previous post you responded to doesn't change that aspect of things.