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'Why No Fury' at Soviets?

May 17, 1985

Ernest Connie asks, in his column (Editorial Pages, May 6), "Why No Fury at Soviet Atrocities in Afghanistan?" He asks why are those who are so sensitive to the massive injustice of South African apartheid so silent in the face of the Soviet behavior in Afghanistan? His answers are interesting but fall short of the real reason.

The reason everyone is silent in regard to Russia's aggression there and elsewhere is because Soviet Russia is a relentless, brutal culture that has no fear of reprisal.

The Soviets have discovered after close experience with Fascist Germany, who they closely mirror, that the world is composed of a simpering, crawling mass of cowards who they can subjugate at will. They don't believe they can be stopped, and I believe they are correct in this assumption.

LEE NICKERSON

Manhattan Beach

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