A consistent theme in American foreign policy for the past fifteen years has been for an American president to “warn” another nation about its dangerous foreign policy. President George Bush and his dynamic duo of Cheney and Rumsfeld constantly warned Saddam Hussein about his dangerous Weapons of Mass Destruction and wanted them destroyed. Of course, one problem is if you do not possess such weapons, how are they destroyed. President Obama is now warning President Vladimir Putin to remove his soldiers from the border of Ukraine and cease attempting to threaten Ukraine. When it comes to threatening any nation in the world, this is the sole prerogative of the United States of America. It should be understood that America threatens in the name of peace and security.
Frankly, we do not know how Putin will react in the coming weeks and months. He does want a piece of Ukraine and does not care how he gets it. The real issue is whether or not the United States and Europe is prepared to undergo the problems of cutting off trade with Russia. THAT is the prime question. Not,threats.