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It’s mind-boggling that anyone can think that Russia should have decided if Poland can defend itself by joining NATO, especially when Russia has a long history of aggression against Poland and others.
Russia has invaded Poland in 1772, 1793, 1795, resulting in Poland’s elimination for 123 years. And again, in 1939 Russia worked with Nazi Germany to dismember Poland. Belarus lies between Russia and Poland. Russian President Putin needs to look at a map, since he sounds like he hasn’t seen a map since the USSR ceased to exist. Many Americans need to look at a map and at history, too. While since 1945 there is a Russian exclave on the Baltic, next to Poland and Lithuania, it is not even attached to Russia and historically was German or Polish. If being there bothers Putin then he should give the Kaliningrad exclave back to Poland or Lithuania, or to Germany: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaliningrad
Poland is not near real Russia and Poland has legitimate concerns based on Russia’s past behavior, which with the help of some other European powers, contributed to Poland’s obliteration in the…
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