In my years of closely following Middle Eastern developments, I've witnessed an unprecedented shift in the landscape of news coverage.
According to media reports, Russia’s Federation Council has unanimously approved President Vladimir Putin’s request to use Russian military forces in Ukraine. Ukraine is experiencing turmoil after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich was deposed. The United States and other western countries have hypocritically warned Russia not to take action in Ukraine where many of the country’s citizens who speak Russian are in support of President Yanukovich. The media is playing up a possible return to Cold War relations and confrontations between the West and Russia.