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While I agree that in the examples you cite Russia is not the one stirring up trouble I'm not sure where you are going from there. So Putin was named "Person of the Year". So were Hitler and Stalin. I mean Time named "You" "Person of the Year".

Of course Russia has nothing to gain from tensions with western Europe. But there are certain elements of the ruling elite that would undoubtedly prosper in the case of a new cold war. The rulers of the US invented both the  "War on Drugs" and the "War on Terror" for that purpose.

by generic on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 09:59:44 AM EST
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