Putin and Russia are reacting just as Kennedy reacted in the Cuban missile crisis. They don’t want Ukraine to be a part of NATO with nuclear missiles there pointed at Russia and only minutes from hitting their targets. That’s what this is all about.
The relentless expansion of NATO into eastern Europe and ultimately Ukraine is what is causing this crisis, not Russia.
I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up.
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