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Mar 23, 2021Liked by Steven Beschloss

I think all Americans need to know exactly what’s going on in this country. Why? Because Russian agents have been here in America for years. Their mission was and still is to stir up anger, hate and dissatisfaction with our government and they’re doing a great job.

Putin’s game plan is one that’s been around

for centuries. It’s this: Divide & conquer.

From what I can gather by simply watching several of the many news programs on tv,

interacting with folks on twitter and taking in the dysfunction of Congress, it seems to me that most Americans these days are incredibly naive.

I’m an American born and raised, a boomer born right, smack in the middle of the boomer generation. My parents lived through the depression and WWII. I’m old enough to remember when Soviet Russia

Premier Nikita Khrushchev took off his shoe

while giving a speech, banged on the lectern with it for emphasis and said, “We will bury you!”

I also remember the intense fear I felt as a child during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the front page of the daily newspaper showing us exactly how far the soviet missiles parked in Cuba and aimed at us would go if they were launched, and the ridiculous, regular “duck & cover,” practice drills.

My point is that we had no illusions re

what the U.S.S.R. (now referred to simply as Russia) was about. Today, people in their

forties and fifties have never had to think about Russia as an enemy nation. Their idea of enemy nations is confined to countries in the middle east. All many people remember

is when the wall dividing East & West Germany was torn down during the Reagan administration.

I don’t know if Americans today think the destruction of that wall means all hostilities

between us and Russia ended, but one thing is for sure; Vlad Putin would very much like to bury us and confiscate our wealth. It’s why he had Trump installed as our president in 2017. It’s time for all Americans to wise-up. While many are focused on their fear of too many hispanics coming across our southern border, Putin is measuring for new curtains in the Oval office. If millions of us are unwilling to recognize Russia as an enemy, it must be spelled out repeatedly in very graphic terms. My fear is that even then they won’t pay attention.

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Mar 23, 2021Liked by Steven Beschloss

Well said... if only all of the energy that is directed into conspiracy theories and the paranoia of Q could be redirected to the historical threat posed by the amalgam of the Russian intelligence community and its organized crime tendrils that have penetrated American society thoroughly over the last thirty years...

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Mar 22, 2021Liked by Steven Beschloss

Mr. Beschloss, that photo which you showed on December 18, 2020 from Helsinki 2017 tells me everything I need to know. I cannot describe the dark, sinking feeling in my gut and a sense of utter betrayal when I saw that presser live. People who support his BS have no idea how totally different their lives would be (And I mean worse, far worse!) if we were to lose our democracy. Please keep up your vital work.

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Thank you. I know how you feel. I saw that live, too.

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Mar 22, 2021Liked by Steven Beschloss

Hi again - just wanted to correct an error in my initial post; the Helsinki referred to was in 2018, not 2017. I detected this when I researched my files looking for an opinion letter which I had submitted to our local paper on July 17, 2018. I live in a rural "republican" area of Pennsylvania where many still believe it's all a "Russia hoax". Imagine! Even today!

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Mar 23, 2021Liked by Steven Beschloss

In my 75 years it's always been Nazis & the Russian government as the bad guys. We had a little glimmer of hope after the USSR crumbled, but that didn't last long. It's rather tiresome, but at least we're well versed in who & what they are. Ready, willing & able to keep fighting them where ever they pop up!

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Mar 22, 2021Liked by Steven Beschloss

Many individuals would be clueless without your detailed and empowering statements.You have that great way of knowing exactly what to write and exactly when to write it. Thank you for your strong voice! Thank you for helping those of us that do not want to see our democracy fall.

"It might be more accurate to say the GOP has morphed into the anti-democratic Putin Party". That is terrifying and a group we have to resist and call out.

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Thanks for the kind words. Much work to be done...

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Mar 23, 2021Liked by Steven Beschloss

Great article Steven. But the worry for many including many of us outside US is that your country has too many people who want either Putin or a Putin copy running the US.

That that could be even possible is just too shocking to contemplate really and yet it is apparent.

Trump (yes still) and the current GOP seem to be on a mission to make it happen.

Just what on earth (literally) is going to stop it when their cancerous will seems stronger than Democratic opposition to it?

Is it going to take intervention from other ''actual'' democracies?

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What we think may be inevitable is not necessarily inevitable. That’s why these dark forces need to be exposed.

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Do you think (like I think) that your country is too huge and too distracted about the dangers facing it?

Like when does that new Netflix series start? Or the new non reality series etc etc?

''And don't tell me to wear a mask or get vaccinated. This is Murka...''

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If the neo-traditionalist Putin/Trump team can successfully destroy our "Democracy" through sinister divide and conquer-- what a blessing that would be. It would mean we could possibly get back to being a Constitutional Republic instead of Statist Steve's "Democracy" where fifty-one percent of Democrats combined with imported illegals may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. Statist Steve's love for "Democracy" makes me suspect he has a soft-spot for Chairman Mao and President Xi.

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Jun 14, 2021Liked by Steven Beschloss

It matters little between Russian Communism or Chinese Communism. if you support Putin, as the Party of Trump does, then you are supporting Xi.

They are part and parcel of the same anti-America and ant-democracy forces that oppose the values of self determination. Name calling and labeling others, exposes the limitations of the thought process.

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Guardians of Putin (GOP) are the backstory for Red Dawn...

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