Bees and the Bear

Bees may not be able to stop a bear from ravaging their hive, but they can make him uncomfortable enough he leaves early and thinks twice before another visit. Recall Hitler and Czechoslovakia. The world backed off completely and let him have his way. Similarly it let Putin annex the Crimea without any resistance. There are shades of grey between doing nothing and all out nuclear war. We should at least have made life awkward or unpleasant for Putin.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)