Mr Alexander also seems to be a fan of the USSR,he's written in the past that he thinks the Cold War was America's fault and not those poor hard done by communists,care to tell that to the 200 million people killed by communism Mr Alexander?
An interesting point to note on that subject is the consistent effort of the USA during the Cold War to pretend that the USSR presented a nuclear threat; in reality, as has been pointed out by many ex-CIA personnel, it was clear throughout that the Soviet Union wished to avoid nuclear war at all costs. Hence, some might say, the humiliating climb-down at the Cuban missile crisis (precipitated in any case by the decision of the USA to store nuclear missiles in Turkey).
The facts are that the Cold War was caused by mutual distrust, stemming largely from the concerns of the Allies over the Soviet plan for Eastern Europe, which the Soviets saw as lying within their natural sphere of influence, and the USSR's worries that the USA was attempting to cheat them, particularly over the invasion of Japan, and their concerns over the nuclear arsenal of the USA. Neither side really comes out with glory in the international relations stakes - one example is in Stalin's willingness to allow the free reunion of Germany under whichever government it chose, on the proviso that it would be a neutral state (like Austria would become), which was refused by the United States. A contrary example would be Stalin reneging on his promise to allow fully free and fair elections in Poland and instead parachute his own people in.