The analytical piece by Stratfor's George Friedman is right on the money in regard to Russia's actions and motivations.
Now, what are we going to do about it?
Europe must make a decision as to how they are going to react to the Russian move. I suspect there are plenty of heads of states who are thinking about voters and rising natural gas prices.
They better get their pipline built - and a few main battle tanks wouldn't hurt.
The game continues.