Well, frankly, I don’t know. It sure looks as if this might turn into Putin’s Vietnam, which, of course, will cause horrific misery and suffering. But we are wise not risk getting into a shooting war with them. Let Putin bleed his army dry and sanctions ruin Russia’s economy. A confrontation with NATO would probably get the Russians fired up for a war of “self defense.“
Putin might well wish for conquest, but frankly, his military isn’t that good and sanctions will prevent them from funding the build up that they’d need.
Yes, terrible…but ….I think that is the best option for all involved at the moment.