INTERNATIONAL: No More Blablabla

After four months and well over 3,000,000 words of largely useless talk, the West finally decided to call it quits. At the 74th meeting of the deputies' conference in Paris last week, Russia's Gromyko as usual denounced the West, called its arguments "nonsense." The French translator picturesquely rendered the word as "blablabla." Then Britain's Ernest Davies calmly served notice that the West would take no more of the Russian's "blablabla."

The Russians had consistently blocked the deputies' job, i.e., the writing of an agenda for a Big Four conference. They had turned down a Western invitation to meet in Washington...

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