Is Russia the Aggressor on the World Stage?

It is time to rethink the myth of Russia the aggressor.

Hey, it’s true: Vladimir Putin is no saint–he’s dangerous.

But as they say… a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one speaks multiple volumes. (Click on the image for a larger version.)

russia wants war

Before you join the fray calling Putin “Hitler”… ask yourself what you would want your President to do if this were your country, surrounded by your largest opponent who has meddled in nations all over the globe, and that has proclaimed a doctrine that justifies a “first-strike” just because it feels “threatened.”

[See also, “Western Unfaithfulness: Grubering Foreign Policy.”]

Just as there’s a reason Iran wants nukes—they had their legitimate government overthrown by the United States years ago, and don’t want it to happen again—there’s a reason Putin is acting as he is.

It is time to go back to non-intervention, and to that old commandment to “do to others what you would have them do to you.”