How Russia Became "Our Adversary" Again

Street, Paul
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/19/how-russia-became-our-adversary-again/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  19/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20756

How did Russia, which has been a capitalist state for a querter of a century, become "our adversary" to the United States.

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United States-of-Americans are routinely told by politicians and corporate media pundits and talking heads that Russia is their enemy – an "adversary state." The assertion has been normalized. It passes without challenge or justification.

Forget for now the question of whether and how "our adversary Russia" intervened significantly on Donald Trump’s behalf in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Put aside the glaring absence of any smoking gun evidence to back that charge up and contemplate the fundamental matter of how and why Vladimir Putin’s Russia became "our enemy" in the first place.