Letters: Jun. 30, 1967

De-Fusing the Powder Keg

Sir: In the language of Russian doubletalk, a nation is "peace-loving" if the Soviets think it is to their advantage to support it. However, there is no doubt that the "peace-loving" Soviets are chiefly responsible for the Middle East crisis because they armed the Arab countries and incited them to attack Israel.

Israel's crime in the eyes of the Russians seems to be that it refused to let itself be destroyed. By defeating the Arabs decisively, Israel inflicted a blow to Russian prestige; this the Soviets will not forgive. There...

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