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U.S. Aid to the Soviet Union

December 27, 1990

President Bush's support of the $1-billion credits to aid the Soviet Union is nothing less than support for a Communist dictatorship and the Soviet empire created by aggression and maintained by a brutal force. It is clear who will benefit, especially when it was announced in advance that the KGB, whose hands are still red from the Georgian massacre, will be put in charge to administer such aid.

What is the difference between Saddam Hussein who occupied Kuwait and Gorbachev who insists on continuing the occupation of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia? Both of them claim that these small countries are part of their empires. Both of them have their tanks and their armies in the occupied areas, yet we are willing to spill our blood to depose one and our tax dollars to save the other, all in the name of international law and American interest.

Since it is customary to acknowledge people for accomplishments at the end of the year, I would like to nominate President Bush for two awards. First, for the Hero of Soviet Union, which he is trying to save at any cost. The second, a membership in the Pallbearers of Lithuania's Independence.

KEST MIKENAS

Los Angeles

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