This is scary mostly because it hits close to home–my having been a child of that long Cold War.
I was a Freshman at North Texas State University during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A crowd had gathered in my dorm room to watch a little 12 inch black & white TV. After a while, someone said, “Let’s go study.” Some one else responded, “Aw, ain’t no use. We’re gonna be “rocketed” before morning anyway.”
Fifty six years later, that morning very well could be tomorrow. — jtl, 419
The Russians are aware that the accusations and demonization that they experience are fabrications. They no longer see the problem as one of misunderstandings that diplomacy can overcome. What they see now is the West preparing its populations for war. It is this perception for which the West is solely responsible that makes the situation today far more dangerous than it ever was during the long Cold War.
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