Saturday, February 5, 2011

Merkel: Egypt Uprising Reminds Me Of Communist Fall

I agree that the USSR didn't exist in a vacuum and of course the insane spending by the US on our military put some pressure on them as they tried to keep up (even thought its usually presented as us trying to defend against the USSR in fact the US was almost always the country escalating the various arms races).

However, to put the majority of the credit for the fall of the USSR on Reagan is just ludicrous and its an insult to the work and bravery of the people in that region who stood up for freedom.

Regan's supporters overlook the fact that the CIA and the Reagan administra­tion were completely caught off guard by the fall of the Berlin War (see the CIA history Legacy of Ashes). And also, despite their public pronouncem­ents they were not happy about it. They no longer had their bogey man and had to make up new reasons for the US to spend as much as the rest of the world combined on our military "defense".
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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