Second largest military in NATO:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday criticized the West for its “provocation-based policy” toward Russia. “I say to those who underestimate Russia, you are doing it wrong. Rus…thehill.com
The Western nations always seem to follow this cowardly style of provocation.
It's like if a group surrounds you and starts yelling obscenities, shoving you, robbing you, and talking trash. You lash out and punch them. You are then labeled as the aggressor and they are victims.
This behavior seems embedded in US society.