posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 11:22 PM
originally posted by: AVoiceOfReason
a reply to: Xcathdra
they dont? so whats up with helping georgia and ukraine fight the russians? if they dont want to attack russia then whats with NATO. just in general.
whats NATO for?
The west is providing humanitarian and non lethal assistance to Ukraine. Russia invaded Georgia and Ukraine, not the west. Ukraine and Georgia want
to join NATO specifically to prevent what already occurred - Russia invading them - again. Because apparently the first 50+ years of Soviet (and now
Russian) occupation wasnt enough for Putin.
NATO is a defensive alliance. It was formed to counter Soviet aggression and that was justified when it became apparent the USSR had no intentions of
leaving the E. European countries when WWII ended.
Russia was a member of NATO's partners for peace program until recently. Apparently Putin had no issues with the west or NATO until recently. Putins
actions are exactly why NATO is still around and its why nations formerly occupied by the USSR / Russia want to join.
I find it funny that Putin will state nations are free to join what ever entity they wish... so long as its Russia led.
If NATO / the West is so evil and Russia so righteous then why did the nations Russia occupied / former warsaw pact members run towards NATO
membership once the USSR collapsed? Using your logic why is Russia a member of BRICS. Why cant they be a part of the current global trade pacts /
edit on 27-10-2016 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)