Russia sank our proverbial battleship in Georgia but we turn around and set up a big ole' missile defense site in their back yard in a nation with proper NATO membership. Now that Russia is attacking Georgia and threatening Ukraine, Poland has jumped on board the Missile Defense Express. We get to place a missile defense base in Poland and Poland gets some US help against ballistic missiles and a promise to provide defense in the gap between when a problem starts and when NATO has to respond.
Of course Russian is complaining under the guise that they think the missile system is aimed at weakening Russia militarily. This is a farce since they could easily overpower our missile defense with their sheer volume of missiles. There's also that whole thing about the US inviting them to be part of the defense grid and even offering to be transparent with the information obtained and used. It's increasingly obvious that their real beef is Russia's bottom line on the sale of ballistic missile technology (and possibly hardware) in the region affected.
Russia is asserting their power over the oil pipelines and the US has responded by cutting the legs off of their large arms dealing with Iran and other unfriendly-from-our-perspective nations. Well played, sirs.