Why we should look back at history

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Scott Andrews in his recent letter is again reiterating right wing drivel he has read in the Tory press.

He should look to who was the bully who caused the creation of the state of Panama from the country of Columbia.

Who, after the socialist Labour Party created the NHS and nationalised transport and other vital industries, screamed this is socialism and halted the Marshall aid money and stopped all investments to discredit the Labour government, it worked.

Who, after Harold Wilson refused to send British troops to Vietnam, called in their war debt and caused the devaluation of the pound (remember the pound in your pocket).

Who caused the murder of Allende and the overthrow of the only elected Marxist government in the world in Chile also the same over all South America.

They are at it again in Venezuela. Who surrounded the Russians with missiles breaking all agreements and caused the slaughter in Ukraine to isolate and neutralise the Black Sea fleet.

Who caused the slaughter of millions in Iraq, Libya, Syria etc.

The Russians bore the brunt of the Second World War. They inflicted 90% of the German casualties.

The World owes them praise not the sleazy machinations of billionaires, who are trying to get their greedy snouts into Russian mineral wealth.

Michael Dodds,

Wearside