Wonder if Putin will try to get back Latvia? Being part of NATO that would really test the issue of how serious the world is on Putin and his dreams for a new Russia.
If I had to guess, I’d say Putin will go for broke - he’ll never have a better opportunity. Who is going stop him? Seriously .... who will get in a shooting war with him other than the folks in the countries he’s going to gobble up?
Putin has the big stick and all the good cards in the deck. Europe needs Russia for oil and gas. He’s even got us over the barrel, so to speak .... evidently, we have had to rely on Russian assistance (using a base in their territory) with supply, etc., to Afghanistan after Pakistan got mad about the drones and cut us off. SO ... we need cooperation from Russia while we still have troops in Afghanistan.