Mark, we have heard it before about commies - and it was all TRUE. I do not want to offend you personally, but people in the West who take your position are well described by V.I. Lenin as "useful idiots". Which means that V.I. Lenin himself, the Soviet Uion and Red China from your #33 post were laughing their guts out at the level of such person's naivette, but, in public, kept the straight face and extolled him as a great history student and analyst. Yes, we have heard the same "crap" about the USSR. And you know what - it was all true. It is not that we misjudged them and they peacefully disbanded: they went down under pressure from the outside that fed into the pressure from inside. On the other hand, Neville "Peace in our Times" Chamberlain, perhaps was giggling with the rest of the nation in 1938 about the "crap" Churchill is saying about Hitler. "We have heard iit before".
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