Overreach

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    The U.S. had successfully opposed the intervention of other major powers in the Western Hemisphere for over a century.

    WW1 led to a small incursion into the Eastern Hemisphere, WW2 a large permanent incursion into the Eastern Hemisphere.

    Joe Biden has pushed the envelope a step too far.
     
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    We remember how we wanted safe space, we objected when a nuclear-tipped missile was delivered to Cuba.

    No amount of baloney about this or that mattered; we wanted those missiles removed or we would blow them up.

    So how do we feel about Russia not wanting weapons, whatever NATO decides to put there, in Ukraine a third of the distance from Moscow that Cuba was from Washington?

    No amount of baloney is allowed here either; focus on the threat like we did with Cuba.
     
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    What if Cuba had voted to join the Warsaw Pact?

    Would the U.S. override the right of the sovereign country Cuba to join the Warsaw Pact?
     
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    The U.S. is engaged in overreach because we are not just controlling what happens next to our country, and the whole hemisphere,

    but also what happens on the very border of another major power.

    Even when eastern Ukraine has through plebiscites and formal voting shown
    that it does not want to be in the US-controlled part of the country but would choose to be in Russia,
    we still feel we have a right to control what happens in eastern Ukraine (now part of Russia).

    Voting is secondary, I don't think even if Cuba voted to join the Warsaw Pact, that we would allow them nuclear missiles.
     

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