There is nothing to be done against Putin militarily. The world realizes that there’s no real estate the U.S. is willing to defend against someone who can fight back. Possibly including Alaska (once part of Greater Russia). It may be that financial and other economic sanctions, though not sexy, have more impact than the ordinary citizen thinks. There is also the sticky problem that Ukraine is not just some nearby territory that Russia occupies when it’s able, it is historically an integral part of Russia. Rather as if the U.S. broke up into several pieces and Southern California (including the San Diego naval facilities) sought to ally with China. The main piece of the U.S. remaining would never tolerate that if it had the power to thwart it. And Ukraine has been part of Russia way, way, longer than California has been part of the U.S.-—-Might may not make what’s right, but it sure makes what is. —anonymous.