It's just possible somebody could claim the kids asked protection from us decadent, warmongering Americans, and they might be equipped to shoot it out. We aren't." Some of the base specialists appeared to help Soames carry the parcels to the transport. Gail appeared, muffled up for travel. Fran and Zani were with her, similarly clothed. They carried garments for the others.
France and Germany entangled in entente and Ostpolitik, respectively cozied up to the Kremlin, partly driven by their Euro-communist parties. So did Italy. While the Europeans were busy kowtowing to a repressive USSR and castigating the USA for its warmongering, America has liberated the Soviet satellites and bankrolled their painful and protracted transition.
"Under our dear little Uncle Stalin," they said, "this would never have taken place. Our sons and brothers would not have been sent to die so far away from Holy Mother Russia. Down with the enemies of Stalin. Down with the warmongering bureaucracy." The Kremlin hastened to assure the population it was carrying out the wishes of the sainted Stalin.