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A Plea for Caution From Russia by Vladimir V. Putin


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What was more interesting was Putin's comment about American exceptionalism.


"It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation."


Yes I would agree with that 100%.  The form of government may be exceptional (ours used to be) or your situation, location, access to resources, etc..., but people here are just as human as people anywhere else and visa verse.  In fact people here came from those other places in recent history.  The best way to get a population ready for war is to dehumanize the enemy.  Since the U.S government. seems to want to be at war with half of the world, they need to demonize everyone else just to be safe.


His comments on nuclear proliferation was right on target as well.


"The world reacts by asking: if you cannot count on international law, then you must find other ways to ensure your security. Thus a growing number of countries seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This is logical: if you have the bomb, no one will touch you. We are left with talk of the need to strengthen nonproliferation, when in reality this is being eroded."

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