- Jan 11, 2016
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
The entire world would ostracize Putin, even India and China. All he would be left with is N Korea and Iran.If Russia actually does use nukes in Ukraine then we are in uncharted territory. We would have to make sure there are catastrophic consequences for Russia, without destroying the world in a full-on nuclear war. Which is not an easy needle to thread. If it came to that, I think there should be two red lines: Don't respond with nuclear weapons, and don't strike inside of Russia. But I think America would need to utterly destroy the Russian naval fleets in Sevastopol and Tartus; destroy the Russian army in Ukraine, Crimea, Transnistria, and Georgia; invade or foment a color revolution in Belarus; and push Russia back to its own borders.
His own people possibly would take to the streets in there millions as a reaction.
But we know Putin does not think 2 steps ahead. He underestimated Ukraines military and overestimated his own.
We got a mad dog who is cornered in the Kremlin. Let's hope there are saner heads in the Russian high command.