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Re: This is probably a complicated topic, but...
" Just follow the laws of "
I believe Stalin would have endorsed that concept. But that Jefferson, Franklin, and even Machiavelli would have said, free men make the laws, only slaves are bound to blindly follow them.
And of course, territorial sovereignty is a whole other issue. Mr. Trump would go ballistic if a Russian surveillance aircraft flew from LA to DC, but no one seemed to think that Gary Powers and at least 50 other similar documented overflights of the USSR were somehow, less invasive.
Machiavelli would probably not be surprised to hear that five hundred years later, the same arguments and games were being played, with the same conveniently short memory spans.