You cannot blame Putin for putting Russia first. You cannot blame Italians for waving the Italian flag. You cannot blame Mexicans for wanting to take back what they believe is theirs. You cannot blame the French for thinking France is the best nation on earth.
It's called nationalism. We Americans should try it sometime. Without it someone else takes control.
Putin’s nationalism is about Putin, not Russia. That, my friend, is a whole different matter.
People used to excuse Hitler by saying he was merely a nationalist, too. Nationalism that promotes only the interest of the fuhrer is not nationalism.
What is your stance on Syria and Iran? Just tell me what do you see as a REALISTIC approach to solve it.
It seems like you don’t like how it is getting solved, you might have some points but what is your alternative plan?