Mountainbkr , Exactly !!!!!! and thats what I tell people when they criticize the Russians for some of what they are doing or how they are reacting ……….we seem to have forgotten WHY we had the Cuban missile crisis , we did not want missiles so close to the US mainland , then fast forward to present day , we cant understand why they get upset at OUR wanting to put missiles on their boarder . There was also a time in American history where the US would actually protect its citizens abroad with military means . The western expansion is a good example , as settlers moved west and encountered hostile natives , the Army went in and established forts to protect those settlers . Then we complain when Russia tries to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine . We need to get rid of this government so the pot can stop calling the kettle black .