The Russians are tied to the rest of the world now as never before. Their stock market is in free-fall, early sanctions have already reversed their economy’s growth, and wealthy Russians’ overseas and European assets and travel privileges are being frozen, or soon will be.
So, the disastrous economic corner (peninsula?) the Russians have painted themselves into will be far more harmful than any military action by the West.
And this in spite of Sarah Palin’s idiotic and sophomoric comment at CPAC: “Mr. President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.”