Agree with 74. Every time the TPTB redraw the map, the law of unintended consequences comes into play. I think Putin realized that there is no one in the west that has the guts to stop him. While our President plays golf, Putin is strategizing about how he can put the empire back together. The west did nothing to stop Hitler’s annexation until the tanks started to roll across Europe. “Peace is our time” was Chamberlin’s slogan. Before peace was restored most of Europe lay in ruins. It can and probably will happen again.