Let's look at a few instances in history::
Who in the past has brandished a sword or machete on international
television and what was the result:
In my life:
(1) Manuel Noriega...soon after, Panama was invaded, La Pin~a was
taken captive, and spent years in prison.. Afterwards, he was forwarded
first class to another prison...
(2) Saddam Hussein- he had a beautiful chromed saber.. It did not serve
him to cut himself down from the gallows....where he almost lost his head
to a dull rope rather than a sharp saber.
(3) Charlie Sheen..He hasnt a head to lose, exactly. Maybe he is
suffering from PTSS from the best movie he ever made, Platoon