The anti-Russia complex, the power elite and law

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December 7, 2016
by Michael S Rozeff  
Posted in Commentary

"In February of 2015, NATO Supreme Commander Philip Breedlove said 'Russia has chosen to be an adversary and poses a long-term existential threat to the United States and to our European allies and partners.' One can go back to the Russo-Georgian War in 2008 or to the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution to find reasons for such views among military leaders. However, military leaders can always find reasons and threats; history is filled with material to exploit. Military figures are trained, paid and promoted partly on the basis of clarity, firmness, and preparedness against potential enemies. They are bound to tend to have an anti-Russia and an anti-China bias, at least some of them; and these will be the most vocal and aggressive in publicizing their views. The same phenomenon is observed among those in Congress. There's very little political downside to advocating military strength and to warning against enemies, small, large, real or imagined." (12/07/16)  

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