posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:10 AM
I live in a small country. There's a big country across the border from me that has traditionally liked to dominate me. So, I go to another big
country with lots of friends and say, "Please let me in!"
And somehow, were this second big country work to bring the small country who is worried about the big bully on it's own block into their circle,
they would be the aggressors, following the logic here. It doesn't add up to me.
Without condoning all NATO has done in other theaters, I can understand really well why the breakaway Soviet republics want into NATO, and frankly, I
don't know why Russia has to be mollified at the expense of throwing the Georgians, Ukrainians and everyone else under the bus. Joining a defensive
alliance is not a provocation to anyone.