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By late
"There remains, however, one measure that has not yet been publicly discussed. It is the neutron bomb of international sanctions: the State Department’s designation of Russia as a state sponsor of international terrorism.

Why is placing Russia on a list of terrorism-supporting countries different from normal sanctions? The designation automatically prohibits a wide range of exports, credits, guarantees, and export licensing, and requires validated export licenses (with an implied presumption of denial) for trade in goods or technology controlled by the U.S. government for national security or foreign policy reasons. But that is probably not the main reason that Russia would abhor such a label.

The symbolic nature of the list, its reservation for extreme cases, would strike at Russia’s self-image and the grand pretense it displays to the world. To be placed as an outcast among a small collection of basket-case countries run by religious fanatics and the relatives of previous dictators would be deeply humiliating to Russia’s national pride in a gut-wrenching way that simply tightening their belts due to economic sanctions would not.

America’s diplomats should warn the Kremlin now that by invading Ukraine they will place on themselves the label of a terrorist backwater, to be shunned like North Korea, Syria, and the other small and small-minded outliers of the 21st century."

By Patrickov
Dictators don't mind having their countries ruined like Kim Jong-un's, as long as they hold their power.

They only fear the Saddam and / or Gaddafi situation, which is what should be done.
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By colliric

Biden - We will send military and financial support.

Privately(according to CNN):
Biden - They're going to invade you, steamroll you and we're not going to lift a finger to come help you after all.

Ukraine - Good, go away fool, we don't want you to after Afghanistan. Putin is reasonable, it's mostly a regional power play and there's not going to be an "invasion" anyway. Warmongering USA can go away this is between us and Russia alone.

Democratic Party warmongers dreaming of Russia War fantasies are the biggest problem in the world at the moment.

Hopefully they release the damn transcript.
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