You Russians, imbued with that ageless totalitarian mentality that mistakenly believes that Americans and Westerners in General are "Soft" and will not fight for causes that they consider vital to their survival or the preservation of their freedoms . That is, of course the same logic and consequently, the same MISTAKE that Hitler, Mussolini and the Japanese militarist under Hideki Tojo thought when they initiated war against the West along with all their succeeding dictators of the post-war era including Saddam Hussein who made that same exact mistaken assumption during the First Gulf War.- KREMTROLLINSECTSPRAY, commenting on the Washington Post article "European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split"
I think that the West proved through it's Victory against the Axis forces in the West and it's successful containment of the Soviet Communist threat in spite of Russian provocations and aggression during the 45 years of the Cold war that the ANY attempt to use violence and force against it will result in consequences that ANY aggressor could not bear to suffer.
I'm of the old school of Deterrence. Just like it was practiced during to last Cold War. You Russians only respect one thing and one thing only. STRENGTH. You respect strength and despise weakness. Whatever the reason for that is not important. What is important is that in order for the PEACE to be preserved there must be RESPECT and the only way to get that from you Russians is to have superior strategic power. Not parity, but superiority then the peace will be preserved.
PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH first, last and always