Has the USA and NATO REALLY considered what would happen if Putin was allowed to prevail in Ukraine? How long will this lingering weakness last? In fact, if Putin managed to seize the whole of Ukraine, the scale of the humanitarian catastrophe would be nothing like the modern era has ever witnessed. There would be far more refugees than now, while ongoing acts of resistance inside Ukraine would lead to a bloodbath of increasingly savage reprisals designed to terrorize the population into submission. Global audiences would witness the previously unthinkable spectacle of a modern genocide unfolding methodically in the heart of Europe and livestreamed on social media…..while The West does nothing?? Indeed, the negative implications of a Russian victory in Ukraine would NOT be confined to the destroyed or captive Ukrainian population. On the contrary, the repercussions would reverberate globally, threatening American national security immediately as well as dangerously altering and destabilizing the geopolitical climate for years to come. Success to a dictator is like enabling a drug addict: note Hitler in this respect in the 1930's. Similarly, if the West fails Ukraine, this will embolden Putin to continue -with Moldova and Kazakhstan among the most obvious next targets. Sooner or later, the Russian dictator would test NATO's commitment to collective security by attacking the Baltic States. Would the likes of France, Italy, Spain Germany -and even the USA -really risk World War III to defend the Baltic countries? Thus, if Russia is not stopped in Ukraine, that is a question all NATO members will probably have to answer in the not-too-distant future. At this stage, it seems reasonable to assume that NATO will not fight over the Baltics; likewise, even though Putin is in desperate straits in Ukraine, the continued fear and political malfeasance of The West enables his terror card to be played day after day -with ultimate hopes that he will spook the USA and NATO into ceasing ongoing support for Ukraine. In the second sense, nor would Russia be the only threat on the horizon. The fall of Ukraine would undermine the core principles of the global security order and inspire other authoritarian regimes around the world to engage in their own foreign policy adventures. In the wake of a successful Russian invasion of Ukraine, a Chinese assault on Taiwan would become far more likely, with potentially devastating consequences, while other autocrats would make sinister plans in their "own neighborhoods". Moreover, a Ukrainian defeat could also ignite an unprecedented international scramble for nuclear weapons. Furthermore, the aftershocks of Russia subduing Ukraine, under NATO's nose, would irrevocably damage the enduring nature of democracy itself. Putin's potential "triumph of-with terror" will seriously discredit and undermine faith in democracy; conversely, many nations throughout the world would view authoritarian regimes as a better government system -that could provide ultimate safety.