A very nice gross exaggeration of many facts. If I had the time I could make gross exaggerations in the other direction. But there is one thing I would remind you, Russia did enter into a nonaggression pact with Germany so as to carve up Poland between them. It was only because Hitler finally realized he didn’t possess the means to invade England that he decided to double cross Russia via an invasion of what he supposed was a weak Soviet opponent.

You can spin history anyway you like. But know this, nature has hardwired humankind to survive at all costs, and to always seek advantage in the process. This mean no individual or nation ever has perfectly pure motives as to intent. Egocentricity will always be in play on the world stage of human activity. Unfortunately with Trump as president of the most powerful nation on earth, for the moment, egocentricity will be going through the roof, which aint a good thing.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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