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When Trotsky returned to Petrograd in May of 1917 to organize the Bolshevik phase of the Russian Revolution, he carried $10,000 for travel expenses, a generously ample fund considering the value of the dollar at that time. Trotsky was arrested by Canadian and British naval personnel, when the ship, on which he was traveling, the S.S. Kristianiafjord, put in at Halifax. The money in his possession is now a matter of official record. The source of that money has been the focus of much speculation, but the evidence strongly suggests, that its origin was the German government. It was a sound investment.
originally posted by: thesmokingman
If it were because of "fear", it would not be shown to the public. He is way too proud of a man to show that fear emotion. I believe he was not doubt just moved by the moment. Look how red his skin flushes just out of the blue. Now, this is not to say that he has not broke down crying in fear in the privacy of his home at night, just knowing that the US and Europe are indeed goading him into a war that he will/cannot win. I will say that I am awfully surprised that China has been so damn quiet during all of this. Kind of odd.