A pen and a phone

The pen is mightier than the sword

When Putin invaded Crimea why didn't Obama simply threaten to open up oil drilling land in the U.S. and threaten to DROWN Putin with cheap oil, putting Russia out of business. This could have been implemented by Obama, without Congress, with the stroke of his presidential pen.

Now, THAT would have been a cheap, fast and effective economic threat, a threat which could have prevented the Russian invasion and subsequent annexation from even happening. A cheap, fast and effective economic threat that could be carried out by a presidential pen and a presidential phone.

Screw diplomacy and appeasement and "leading from behind"! Any country that acts up or gets too far out of line should be threatened by the U.S., not with ineffective diplomatic sanctions, but with economic RUIN.

Obama has the most powerful pen on the planet, why doesn't he try using it for FREEDOM.