In response to Russia's demand that Ukraine not be admitted to NATO, a senior Biden administration official stated: “[One] nation cannot tell another to change its politics, and nations can’t tell others who they can work with.”
What staggering hypocrisy! 1/
All of American foreign policy is based on the presumption that the US has the right to dictate the internal politics and foreign policies alliances of every other country in the world. It interferes with bribes, sanctions, assassinations, "color revolutions" and invasions. 2/
The are innumerable examples of US interventions: from the early 20th century invasions of Haiti, Nicaragua and Mexico; the CIA overthrow of elected governments in Iran and Guatemala; the failed Bay of Pigs invasion to oust Castro, to name just a few. 3/
More recently, there have been the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the regime change operations in Libya, Syria and Serbia. And, of course, the organization of the 2013 coup in Kiev that overthrew the pro-Russian government in Ukraine. 4/4

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