Russian Federation “President for Life” Vladimir Putin has declared a red line against Nato deployment of missiles in the Ukraine (NY Post). Pictured above having a Phil moment, Vlad stated his military would wipe out any missile installations within 10 minutes. Whatever possessed him?
Ukraine is a sovereign nation, they have the right to deploy whatever weapons system they so desire. Destroying them would be a violation of international norms and laws. In short, Putin following through with his threats would be committing a war crime and an act of war.
His statement is reminiscent of a petty Third World dictator, not of the leader of an advanced world power. He must be worshiping the wrong god.