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Yes, and those are good points as well

And now we put sanctions on them and threaten preemptive war.

This is just part of American foreign policy for the past 100 years, basically to go funk with every country that looks like it could potentially be powerful enough to threaten our hegemony. The US has done it for decades in the middle east, asia, central and south America. It is our M.O. Funk with everyone. Destabilize the whole world. Don't let anyone get strong enough to challenge our power. The U.S. did it to Japan as well, in the late 80's, early 90's.

I just wish we could, as Ron Paul has advocated, have a humble foreign policy and mind our own business.