The same kind of bed wetters who were “convinced” that every problem during the Cold War was the fault of the US are at it again. So, let’s consider their complaints about US behavior.
Russia’s turn toward an aggressive nationalism was triggered at all by American moves to expand NATO, abrogate the anti-missile treaty, build a pipeline through Georgia bypassing Russia, and a new anti-missile system in Eastern Europe.
What have we done wrong this time? Let’s consider these whines one at a time:
- Expand NATO: Let’s see, how many countries has NATO invaded? 0? What does “expanding NATO” do to Russia? At most, it keeps Russia from being able to invade some of its neighbors.
- Abrogate the anti-missile treaty / [build] a new anti-missile system in Eastern Europe: Yep, that’s right, the US is trying to make it so that Russia cannot nuke its neighbors, or the US.
- Build a pipeline through Georgia bypassing Russia: The US is trying to make it so that Russia can’t block oil deliveries to countries it’s trying to bully.
So the US “aggressions” against Russia are we’re making it harder for the Russian government to threaten or attack its neighbors.
And this is supposed to be a bad thing? What planet are these people from?