Ya'll should have registered the tone in DC when Putin made his speech where he threatened "consequences you haven't seen in your history" on anyone who intervenes in the Ukraine invasion.
For anyone that doesn't realize how significant this is... Putin is threatening nuclear war on anyone who intervenes. Almost every country on the planet has faced or experienced almost every other conventional military assault, that threat could only reference nuclear action. Everyone in Washington knows that this is what he meant.
The reason this is so fucked up, is that with the threat of nuclear war on the table, he doesn't need to stop at Ukraine. He can take the Baltic states with impunity. Anyone who thinks that NATO will defend Estonia under threat of nuclear war is retarded, Article 5 be damned.
If Putin is gonna act like nukes are on the table, this is the most fucked up the planet has ever been. Buckle the fuck up.