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11 August 2014

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"The US needs an external 'enemy' to cope with them." Could it be any coincidence that Iran magically ceased to be the "existential threat" to the United States at almost the exact same time as Russia became one? Given the abrupt cessation in propaganda against Iran, it seems that a deal will be done. In any case, Russia fulfills the need for a credible, enduring external 'enemy' much better than Iran ever could. If the foreign policy elites manage it well, Russia could be the external 'enemy' for a long, long time to come. Defense budgets will be safe.

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