Yes, i know, it is typical american reaction. You didn't really care much what another third world country run by a despot thought about you before Pearl Harbour, for example. Maybe you'll change your mind when nuclear missile will come to your backyard. I afraid it should be little bit late then, isn't it?
Here is the reality of that. For 60 years the US and Russia have had had missiles or bombers pointed at one-another. Over 55 years ago I was taught in school to "duck and cover" when I saw a flash. No flash. There were fallout shelters everywhere including in every school I attended. No flash. Khrushchev threatened to nuke us every time he had a cocktail. No flash. Putin is a cold warrior just like myself. He is a despot but he is not suicidal. There will be no flash. Russia knows that it would be instantly obliterated with no hope of any kind of recognizable society emerging.
Now some fools like Iran or North Korea might attempt to use a nuke but not Putin. Nukes or not Russia is still a bankrupt third word country for the average citizen. One that just got taught a very big lesson about playing in the big leagues.
Some day a free country may emerge in Russia. One that actually recognizes the rights of the individual. I am not holding my breath. I have a whole lot more to worry about internationally than that mouse roaring.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? " Trump
The American dream is about freedom. Pelosi