a) Freeze all Russian assets in the US and the EU
b)Travel bans on Russian officials/oligarchs
c)Send US air defense units to Poland and the Baltic states
d)Offer EU and NATO membership immediately to Ukraine
e)Have the Polish army go on "maneuvers" next to the Kaliningrad Oblast
f)Have the Romanian army go on "maneuvers" next to Moldova
g)Go after Russian clients in Syria, Venezuela, etc.
h)If the Germans object to (a) or (b), have an "accident" disable the Baltic gas pipeline (German faithlessness should not go cost free)
My guess is none of these things will be done because they require leadership and planning: we had months of growing evidence of Russian intentions and prepared for nothing.
The press is already in full fellatio mode explaining to the American people that "nothing can be done" to provide cover for the corrupt incompetent in the White Hut.
I don't understand why I see so many on FR excusing Putin-- there seem to be many "conservatives" here whose hatred of Obama is so deep that they would make common cause with our nation's enemies as long as it hurts Obama. That's the same thing the treasonous left has done since the 60's, and we shouldn't go there.
I also understand the principled case for isolationism, but that would require re-gaining control of our economy from the globalists and many other political changes that are unlikely. But at least we owe our allies a plain statement that we are withdrawing any security guarantees first.
The lesson of willful American impotence will not be lost on China or anyone else: you can look forward to Chinese seizure of islands in the South China Sea shortly.
I don’t think the empty suite squatting in the White House can have anybody do anything. Everybody knows he’s nothing but a feckless fairy.
This is a very dangerous time for the USA to have such incompetent “leadership”. God help us all.
And if the Russians still refuse to leave Ukraine, do we drive them out militarily?
Is that what you propose?