The two-part Stargate Atlantis episode entitled "The Storm/The Eye" is basically the original Die Hard film, set on an alien planet.
Atlantis stands in for the Nakatomi Tower. John Sheppard stands in for John McClane. Acastus Kolya stands in for Hans Gruber.
That's not a complaint. Merely an observation.
It was fun watching Sheppard stick it to Kolya, and give this thuggish aggressor his well-deserved comeuppance.
Sad to say, the US Imperium behaves toward other nations exactly the same way. Instead of treating people of other nations as allies, the way Dr. Weir suggested, the US Imperium takes what it wants from others using brute force, just like Acastus Kolya. To wit, Middle Eastern and Central Asian oil resources.