Leftists in America have always overstated the colonial aspirations of the U.S. In thinking over the territory the U.S. has expropriated to rule over in the last hundred years the total is, um… none. In fact, our typical response after warfare that traditionally would reward the spoils to the victor is to repair the economy and then to leave the country to its own devices. That was true of Germany and Japan after world war II, Iraq after the Gulf war, and Panama and the Dominican republic after military actions in those countries.
Russia, on the other hand, is lauded by Democrat lefties and socialists as a land of milk and honey where the benefits of socialism have driven the country to virtual bankruptcy. After World War II, Russia took the opposite tack and took over Poland, East Germany, the Baltics and a host of other areas. They emptied the countries out of their industrial production capacity and shipped almost anything that could be unbolted in the way of machinery back to the Soviet Union motherland. Liberals don’t seem to remember that, or don’t care.
Now Russia under Vladimir Putin is becoming more aggressive and appears to be preparing for war. The Lefties will claim it is not so, that western countries are just paranoid and Rusophobic. But the signs are in the air. They have already annexed parts of Ukraine, and are flexing their military muscles over Poland and other former satellite countries. And the Canadians, of all people, are warning us that war with Russia could be in the near future.
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