Which country is acting Imperially?

[The] Cold War is long over. Berlin is the united free capital of Germany. The Warsaw Pact has been dissolved. Its member states have all joined NATO. The Soviet Union split apart into 15 nations. Communist Yugoslavia splintered into seven nations.

As a fighting faith, communism is dead in Europe. Why then are we Americans still over there?

Since the Cold War, we have doubled the size of NATO. …

During the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearings, foreign service officers spoke of Russian aggression” against our Ukrainian ally” and our national security” being in peril in this fight.

But when did Ukraine become an ally of the United States whose territorial wars we must sustain with military aid if not military intervention?

When did Kyiv’s control of Crimea and the Donbass become critical to the national security of the United States, when Russia has controlled Ukraine almost without interruption from Catherine the Great in the 18th century to Mikhail Gorbachev in the late 20th?

Pat Buchanan

The expansion of NATO, by the way, breached an quid pro quo with the Soviet Union as it was clearly collapsing.

November 26, 2019

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