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March 30, 2010


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Mixed feelings about the piece. I appreciate the background information on Abkhazia, but Russia is not "prickly" or "cantankerous". There is no "neurotic over-reaction". Russia did not adopt a "provocative" stance towards Georgia.

This is just Americans as always characterising Russia as irrational and overly sensitive in order to not draw attention to the extent to which the US has positioned itself against Russia. Even the larger part of the Westerners who are in favour of rapprochement with Russia consistently play down the level of hostility shown by the US to the idea of an independent and confident Russia over and over again.

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