I’ve seen and read an awful lot of criticism about how weak and pathetic the West has been in responding to the developing crisis in the Ukraine, but scarcely a single word offering advice as to what it SHOULD do.

It may well be that making vague threats about the Sochi G8 Summit and a few muttered threats of economic ‘isolation’, whatever that is, may fall a little short of say, Operation Barbarossa as a statement of intent.

But none of the pundits I have read come close to suggesting that the West should take any form of military action (or ‘World War Three’, as it used to be known), so given a universal reluctance to go down this route, what left is there for the West to do? So why the derision?

Tags: International politics, Operation Barbarossa, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin