Baiting the Bear
Russia and NATO

Hallinan, Conn
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/04/baiting-the-bear-russia-and-nato/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  04/05/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19405

"Aggressive," "revanchist," "swaggering": These are just some of the adjectives the mainstream press and leading U.S. and European political figures are routinely inserting before the words "Russia," or "Vladimir Putin." It is a vocabulary most Americans have not seen or heard since the height of the Cold War. The question is, why?