My 2 cents..
My own personal opinion about this "international incident" is quite simple. I am tired of the U.S. taking the role of placater and kissing other country's asses. I am in favor of attempting peacable measures short of apologies and gifts of money or arms, however, if any aggressor doesn't like being told to kiss off, well, F**K THEM!
Winston Churchill said: "Walk softly and carry a big stick."
The U.S. could learn a lot from Mr. Churchill. Seems to me that lately the U.S. thinks Mr. Churchill said: "Walk softly and be ready to take a big d**k!"