When the US Deputy Secretary of State, Vicky Nuland, boasts that the US spent $5 billion to subvert the Government of Ukraine;
When the Government installed by violence in Kiev is openly Hitlerite;
When the acting head of the Coup in Ukraine, Arse Yatsenyuk, boasts of his partnership with (i.e., funding from) Chatham House (the public face of the Rhodes–Milner secret society for global governance), NATO, and the US State Department;
When the Western media openly discuss the need to extend the New World Order, aka American global hegemony, Eastward across Eurasia;
When Obama publicly insults Putin over Russia's supposedly anti-gay law, a law passed unanimously by the Russian Parliament to prohibit sexual propaganda directed at juveniles (a law similar in intent to that of eight US States);
When US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, discusses "disturbing" trends in Russia with blasphemous members of the decadent Russian punk band, Pussy Riot (prompting Moscow's U.N. envoy to ask if she was joining the group);
When the US has placed ballistic missiles in Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland and the Czech Republic, all aimed at Russia;
When the US Navy is conducting exercises in the Black Sea;
Then for Putin to act as though Russia is under some sort of threat, is obviously proof of Paranoia. So, at least, the MSM believe they can convince their brain-dead readership.
Clever, really. Since the US/NATO position is complete BS, calling Putin insane saves having to argue an impossible case.