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The Anti-Empire Report #153
Cold War Number One: 70 years of daily national stupidity. Cold War Number Two: Still in its youth, but just as

Blum, William
http://williamblum.org/aer/read/153

Publisher:  WilliamBlum.org
Date Written:  05/12/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

A comentary on current events in Russian and US relations which may be entering a new Cold War, as well as a look back at events through the Cold War period from 1948 to the 1980's.

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The Cold War strategist, George Kennan, wrote prophetically: "Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy."

Writer John Wight has described the new Cold War as being "in response to Russia's recovery from the demise of the Soviet Union and the failed attempt to turn the country into a wholly owned subsidiary of Washington via the imposition of free market economic shock treatment thereafter."

So let's see what other brilliance the New Cold War brings us. … Ah yes, another headline in the Post (November 18, 2017): "British alarm rising over possible Russian meddling in Brexit". Of course, why else would the British people have voted to leave the European Union? But wait a moment, again, one of the British researchers behind the report "said that the accounts they analyzed – which claimed Russian as their language when they were set up but tweeted in English – posted a mixture of pro-'leave' and pro-'remain' messages regarding Brexit. Commentators have said that the goal may simply have been to sow discord and division in society."

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