And people like YOU panic at the thought of confronting oppressive regimes.
Foreign Policy decisions shouldn't be based on a irrational fear of a exaggerated threat. That leads to appeasement and eventually a far more dangerous World.
You really think Putin would launch a Nuclear strike on American soil just to keep Ukraine ? Where's the logic in that assessment ?
If the U.S. launched an assault to take Crimea from Russia, Russia would be in a situation in which their conventional forces would be overwhelmed by U.S. military superiority. In that situation it is highly likely that they would retaliate with nuclear weapons. Why some idiots want to put the U.S. in such a position over Ukraine is mind boggling.
That said, let me ask you a question. Do you think that the U.S. should take Crimea and eastern Ukraine from Russia by force?
The big 40 Megaton city killers don't exist anymore and the largest weapon we or the Russians have is around 9 Megatons.
The only threat of a Nuclear strike would be from a rogue Nation, Terrorist organization or rogue individual.
It takes a vivid imagination to come up with a scenario that would lead to a all out Nuclear exchange with Russia.
" If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else ? "
I asked you a question. Do you think that the U.S. should take Crimea and Eastern Ukraine from Russia by force? What's the matter, cat got your tongue?
But apparently that didn't happen and Russia considered conflict worth the rewards.
Unless I'm way off target here.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Under the current circumstances - and for the forseeable future - the only thing worse than a world dominated by the US is a world not dominated by the US.