Absolutely correct in all that you say.
The U.S. dithers and problems always gets worse. This pussyfooting with Putin has gone on for more than a decade. The U.S. and NATO must supply Ukraine with more weapons (air defense, planes, drones and missiles) and allow them to shoot into Russia. Also, remembering the escorting of Kuwaiti tankers in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. and NATO must escort grain ships from the Crimea before famine sets in in Africa and grain prices skyrocket.
Act now before there is change in the U.S. Congress.
Thank you for this excellent piece and my best, Hossein