Mr. Putin said: “ ’Small countries in today’s world in general are feeling increasingly vulnerable and unprotected. There is an impression any superpower at any moment at its discretion may use force.’ And he’s right.”
On the other hand, what is he “right” about? That which makes a super-power super also make small countries feel increasingly vulnerable and unprotected, or are we talking about the head of a nation that will use chemical weapons and nukes to stay in power?
One has a super weapon and the other has the greatest economy in the world today, because it’s able to control the seas, at its discretion?
In other words, are we really worried about the discretion the U.S. will take with the world, or are we worried about those economies that aren’t so “super” becoming more so, with their chemical weapons and nuclear devices?