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Russian 'menace' is overstated
Russian 'menace' is overstated

Jim Rosapepe and Sheilah Kast's commentary, "How dangerous is Russia?" (Dec. 22), sets up some straw men and creates a specter of menace over the current twist in Russian relations versus the West. But Russia never invaded the West while historically both Napoleon and Adolf Hitler invaded the giant nation — with disastrous results for France and Germany. Now, the neocon wonks in Washington are conceiving and incubating plans for "regime change" in Moscow, as if the American public has already forgotten their calamitous experiment with Iraq. If there is anyone dangerous, it is the adventurists in Washington who are going to lengths to demonize Vladimir...