There is no discernable threat posed by either the Ukraine or Russia to ordinary Americans. Kerry’s capacity to create frictions or confrontations with the Russians is a definite threat to Americans. The game between Kerry and Putin is between two governments, the U.S. and Russia. It’s the equivalent of two gangsters having a spat and posturing with one another. Putin is more than posturing, however. He will use his army to hold Crimea. Over 150,000 troops are doing a “military exercise”. The option of splitting off part of Ukraine also remains open.