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WaPo editorial on Putin and Robert Parry’s response

The Washington Post is the foremost mouthpiece of the USGovt war machine. Here is an extract from a May 4th oped piece and below it Robert Parry’s respons: The Washington Post Oped (May 4th)  says: After the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. tried to help Russians …..Mr. Putin’s remarks reflect a deep-seated paranoia. It would be easy to dismiss this kind of rhetoric as intended for domestic consumption, an attempt to whip up support for his war adventure in Ukraine. In part, it is that. But Mr. Putin’s assertion that the West has been acting out of a desire to sunder Russia’s power and influence is a willful untruth. The fact is that thousands of Americans went to Russia hoping to help its people attain a better life. The American and Western effort over the last 25 years — to which the United States and Europe devoted billions of dollars — was aimed at helping Russia overcome the horrid legacy of Soviet communism, which left the country on its knees in 1991. It was not …