“Russia, like the U.S., has an interest in the security policies of its neighbors. Recognizing this fact is not a sign of weakness, but of an understanding,” Senator Bernie Sanders pointed out.
Mar 4, 2022
On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders argued that the United States behaves hypocritically when it does not accept Russia’s need to control the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) towards its borders.
“For the last 200 years, the American foreign policy operated under the Monroe Doctrine, which gave the country the right to intervene in any nation that might threaten its alleged interests,” Sanders recalled.
Under this doctrine, the U.S. undermined and overthrew at least a dozen governments. In 1962, it even came to the brink of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union in response to the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba, which former President John Kennedy’s administration saw as an unacceptable threat to the U.S. national security.
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