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"You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text."
"It's an incredible act of aggression. It is really a stunning, willful choice by President (Vladimir) Putin to invade another country. Russia is in violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine. Russia is in violation of its international obligations."
Now, very few disagree with Kerry, or the United States' position, on what is currently happening as Russia prepares to invade Ukraine. I certainly am aghast at what's occurring.
But seriously? You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text.
Apparently, you do. The United States does. Which makes this international posturing from a position of moral superiority so ... uninspiring at best, and laughable at worst.
The U.S. has for too long had a foreign policy stance that amounts to little more than this: Do as I say, not as I do.
I guess that's 21st-century global leadership, American style.