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Offline Rapunzel

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Are we on the road to a new Cold War? Buck Sexton and Raj Nair break down the history of U.S./Russia relations

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM -0700

With the ongoing situation in Ukraine and tensions high between Russia and the United States, it is odd to think that these two great nations were once allies. But, during World War II, Russia and the United States worked together to defeat the Nazi’s. Despite their opportunity to unite, opposing ideologies prevented the two countries from agreeing on much. Today, as our relationship with Russia lies in peril over the ongoing situation with Ukraine, knowing our past becomes even more important as we make decisions for the future.

Take a quick look into the past with Raj Nair from Liberty Treehouse with Buck Sexton from Real News as they discuss Russia’s relationship with the United States and where this relationship can lead in the future.

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WWII was a matter of convenience only - the enemy of my enemy is my friend sort of thing - and both sides knew full well that the Soviets would immediately start trying to undercut the US once the Nazis were crushed and Germany surrendered.  And that they did.  That stretches the concept of allies beyond recognition.  Furthermore, the Cold War never ended, and it's the idiots who thought it did that got us to this point in the first place.  The gent who penned the book "The End of History" when the Berlin Wall fell was smoking something fierce.  The Cold War only took a short haiatus when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Wall fell, sat on the back burner for a few years while we went through the increasingly tumultuous Yeltsin years, and restarted in full once Putin picked up the reins.

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