Originally Posted by revefsreleets
This is the very definition of "Saber rattling". The Russians were marginalized for a long time, and they, much like a jealous ex-girlfriend who got a little chunky but still can clean herself up on occasion, are out to make some kind of impression with whatever tools they have left to them. Problem is, they have a ton of nukes, so they need to be handled with kid gloves.
My husband told me about "Saber Rattling" and I understand what is meant by the phrase, and I hope and pray that you are right. However, I am inclined to agree with you tenfold about the nukes - we have to make the right decisions and tenacious moves as necessary.