I asked about Russia. If we're going by past transgressions, Germany should be expelled from NATO immediately.
Kept troops in a region that separated by itself, not invaded it. And hasn't incorporated it into Russia despite Transnistria's wishes.
After 2007. and after NATO expansions.
You're childishly naive if you think Ukraine gets a say regarding NATO membership. It's just not how the world works. Remember the Cuban crisis. Think of it for the Mexico scenario.
Ask yourself honestly if you believe we would be in the current situation had the US gone with the Marshall plan, a Germany like policy towards Russia in 1991., instead of the eternal enemy one
Which countries made up the USSR prior to WW2? How did those countries become member states? Which countries were added by force during ww2 and kept in the USSR until 1991? Which of those states inherited the USSR seat on the UN security council and it's nuclear arsenal?
Russia bears the emnitty of it's neighbors for it's actions. I love it when someone just decides what the cutoff for shitty behavior is.
"Ignore all the stuff that happened before 2007, because if I have to acknowledge all if it, my shitty argument becomes even more shitty"
Germany was smashed to it's component atoms and rebuilt from the ground up, it's paid the price for it's atrocities. Russia kept it's boot on the necks if it's neighbors until 1991, and they're not eager or willing to go back.
Plus, if any region can declare it's no longer a part of a country, and that's a-ok, what's your excuse for Chechnya?
You keep bringing up what if's. We don't need what if's. The US placed missiles in turkey, the USSR tried to place them in Cuba. In the end, both were removed.
As far as Mexico, if the US invaded and annexed all of Mexico from 1940-1991, and then afterwards mexico decided to join a defensive group with some other country, it would be hard to argue they weren't right in their decision. But I'm sure you'd try.