• Joel Brown

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    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 6 comments on US-Russian Relations Under the Microscope

  1. “Keeping the West weak is to their advantage.” Trump is not to blame for the economic or military obligations this country faces today. All of these were created and put into place by previous administrations, career politicians and Washington insiders who profit from the actions of the military industrial complex and its perpetual largely ineffective “nation building” schemes that began at the end of the second world war and continue to this day under the supervision of both political parties.

    Trump is not and should be expected to perpetuate those expensive failed policies. He should concentrate and building up the strength of our military, while at the same time avoiding engaging us in any avoidable new conflicts. In short, he should walk softly and carry a big stick.

    Many people do not like Trump because he looks like a wolf. FYI, a sheepdog looks like a wolf to a sheep. But ironically it is the genetic similarly between the wolf and sheepdog and the teeth of the sheepdog in particular that allow him to fight off the wolf when necessary.

    Trump is a sheepdog whose bark and bite may ultimately prove very uncomfortable for Putin should he take any offensive actions against the USA and so I strongly suspect that Putin has more respect for Trump than that the paranoid sheep recognize.

    Time will tell, but I strongly suspect that Trump will do a wonderful job of keeping his flock safe.

  2. 1. The comment from Missy perfectly represents the sentiments of a common Trump supporter. No logic. Outburst of emotions. The main theme is shown in the end – “I want to feel safe” (meaning, this person has not been feeling safe for a long time). “Trump makes me feel safe”. The rest is just self-justification.
    More on this at http://GoMars.xyz/4s.html
    2. As a Russian I say the author has no idea about Russian sociology.

  3. So Mr. Loftis can boast of his decades of experience as part of the foreign policy team that successfully transformed America from a nation that was once universally loved and respected, the legacy of FDR, to a petulant bully that is feared and despised today. We should definitely listen to what he has to say.

    1. If you would care to comment on the substance of what I said in the interview, I will be happy to have a respectful conversation. If you simply want to attack me personally, then we have nothing to say. By the way, there never was a time when the United States was “universally loved and respected.”

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