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View Diary: Ukraine: The Elephant (or Should We Say Bear?) in The Room (232 comments)

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  •  Not really. Start with Angela Merkel's comment (4+ / 0-)
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    that Putin has lost his mind. The MSM has run with that. There have been multiple "analyses" that question Putin's stability.
      Also, it is a feature of US propaganda to allege that the enemy du jour is crazy. If he's crazy, he can't be reasoned with and therefore we need to use force or, at least, to overthrow his "regime."
      The idea that Russia has a complex government and is a rational power asserting its national interests isn't so useful at getting the population whipped up to war fervor.

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