It's harsh to suggest overlooking or even supporting some heinous acts in the name of national interest, but that's exactly how nations should act. It's a slippery slope, to be sure, but leaders are elected/elevated to navigate slippery slopes, and national interest is king.
now I see more ... so your post probably was from the category "what could've been done differently in the past" (and in the thread 'World War II Historical/Startegy Discussions' for example I discussed sacrificing hundreds of thousands of soldiers or ramming a strong battleship by the weaker battleship which was loosing a duel this is Military Forum, so what?) and I hope you didn't mean that massacre was OK or something ... it coincided with your post that yesterday I recalled how tense October/November 1989 was in Czechoslovakia (at that time in Poland
to Moderator(s): I know I went off-topic, I'm sorry