Steven Montgomery wrote:

> The placement of U.S. Missiles in Turkey.  At least that's the pat answer
> the leftists always give.

It's also the historical fact.

> This answer however, is similar to the one given
> for taking over the countries of eastern Europe--that they needed "buffer
> states" to prevent against western aggression and hides the fact that the
> USSR was an imperialistic country.  The real reason the Soviets put
> missiles in Cuba is that is was part of their "expansionist" policies.

But NATO acted first -- how do you account for that, ideologically speaking? It's a
powerful ideology that can put Cuba *before* Turkey.

Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

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