Riots in the streets don't just happen over night, you've gotta stoke the fire until people are fed up with their government. Not that it matters to me, don't care for either government.
Besides if Obama wants military leaders who will fire upon American citizens then he must figure he's going to need them to fire upon American citizens at some point.
And really, just because the Russians are fueling the flames doesn't mean the US government hasn't earned themselves a hearty rebellion. America has acquired quite a few enemies over the years, I'm sure there are plenty of foreign governments that are more than happy to help move things along.
edit on 27-1-2013 by Symbiot because: (no reason given)