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Always a grateful admirer of the US of A, and thankful that largely due to the armed forces of that state I do not speak German, I have in later years come to recognize that, since the end of WWII, the US has sunk further and further into paranoia. The fear of the soviet union caused the US to support any right wing despot anywhere in the world, undermine any democratically elected government perceived to be in favor of improving the lot of its people, and providing aid and comfort to any crazed terrorist group who were anti USSR. The US finally won the cold war, but at what cost to its freedoms. Once the hope of the world it has now become a pariah on the world stage. Ask the dead of Iran, Chile, Vietnam and Iraq, of Guatemala and El Salvador, all victims of American paranoia and greed.
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