- Oct 30, 2013
If we have less boats, less guys and less hardware for more money, then the taxpayers need to be asking why.
Vlad? You mean Putin? I'm not so sure he created the events so much as took advantage of them. Crimea was mostly Russian to start with, and so was a lot of the Ukrane.
I'm also not sure the US could have done much to stop him other than what was done without risking all out war with Russia.
But you do have a point that Putin doesn't believe that the US would risk war, and he's probably right.
If you don't show that you are willing to swing your big stick, you have no stick at all - just a piece of wood.