Comments on: How misreading Khrushchev led to confrontation http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/05/06/how-misreading-khrushchev-led-to-confrontation/ Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on Earth Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:23:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RoseGray7 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/05/06/how-misreading-khrushchev-led-to-confrontation/#comment-16 Tue, 10 May 2011 10:14:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/?p=35#comment-16 My God. And I thought to comments on the Daily Mail website were depressing.

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By: edgyinchina http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/05/06/how-misreading-khrushchev-led-to-confrontation/#comment-11 Tue, 10 May 2011 00:52:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/?p=35#comment-11 Reading the clause at the end: “he had concluded that the Soviet economy couldn’t support an ongoing confrontation” brings to mind a mirror image of what the US is confronting these 50 years later. The great Soviet empire was defeated, NOT by tanks and fighter planes, or even by ICBM’s or even Special Forces teams…. It was defeated by a strong capitalist economy that could produce washing machines for nearly every household, along with TV’s and automobiles. Now that capitalist machine is in danger of being killed by it’s own excesses. Are we just repeating their mistake????? Can a weakened American economy continue to support ongoing confrontation?
Most historians fail to see that internal politics often play a bigger role than they realize…. Particularly when a country is sliding into obscurity….

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By: cocostar http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/05/06/how-misreading-khrushchev-led-to-confrontation/#comment-9 Mon, 09 May 2011 22:00:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/?p=35#comment-9 President Kennedy was a man of his time. Sure mistakes were made by the Kennedy family. Organized labor was one of them. Thank God for Hoffa! Even though the man had his faults too, he also had guts. And so did Kennedy. The Cuban missile crisis proved that. He also knew what the definition of liberal was.
So far as President Obama goes, what do you expect? A magic wand maybe? The man is doing a fantastic job considering the first two years of his presidency was deterred with a record number of filibusters and deterrents to progress. Tax cuts for the rich? And now the republicans want to talk about deficits?
Its not Obama and the democrats, its communist infiltration by special interest and the republican party! Or haven’t you noticed that its all about the two% special interest? The same idiots that support the tea party and other organized right wing groups. Whats really sick about it is that their supporters are to stupid to realize their being bought and sold by the special interest right wing and the republican leadership!
Use to be a republican, voted for Bush one and Reagan, should of voted for Clinton, knew better than to vote for Bush two. During the second term of
Clinton my registration changed to a JFK liberal independent. Don’t see any sign of intelligence in the republican party at the moment. President Obama and his wife are the best example of the black race I have ever seen. And I am going to support them until they convince me other wise. And I don’t see that happening! He and his wife are excellent specimens of one of the greatest colleges in the world. Thats more than I can say for Bush, Trump or any of the other republican contenders. And if the republican contenders cared about America they would be supporting President Obama instead of bigotizing him!

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By: VodKnockers http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/05/06/how-misreading-khrushchev-led-to-confrontation/#comment-7 Mon, 09 May 2011 20:09:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/?p=35#comment-7 Yet again more proof that Saint John was one of the worst US presidents. Camelot…not.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/05/06/how-misreading-khrushchev-led-to-confrontation/#comment-5 Mon, 09 May 2011 17:49:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/?p=35#comment-5 Sadly, Soviet style political control seems to be the objective of the evolving American Government. The only debate seems to be which figure should control the monolith.

The USA is having an identity crisis few seem to realize.

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By: Ocala123456789 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/05/06/how-misreading-khrushchev-led-to-confrontation/#comment-3 Fri, 06 May 2011 20:40:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/?p=35#comment-3 communism is a bad disease created my idealistic monsters to make people equally poor and powerless… human spirit can not be contained in a one size fits all model… what a waste of human power… any regime that can create Stalin should be punished without parole…

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