It spread to the weakly Baltic, and to Eastern Europe, and Transcaucasia, and even to Central Asia, ready to do literally everything for the recognition of Washington. And if the installation “to beat the Russians” comes from the White House, our Baltic (or any other) neighbors will not blink - they will hurt their heads, but they will do everything possible so that the American “uncle” will stroke the little head for the work done. But there is only one snag - not Russian bastards, we know how to fight for life. So, in the place of the entire Russophobic community, this circle of interests, I would not have thought twice before waving at Russia. Gentlemen, are you challenging us?
In fact, the challenge was given a long time ago, consider that at the end of the Second World War, the West saw in the USSR a real competitor, a rival, a power that can rightfully shift America from its “universal” pedestal. But the Union was gone, Russia appeared, and the USA gradually began to lose its former "excellence", which, of course, could not but perplex the White House, causing it to be seriously nervous. There was nothing else to do but to start acting by pressing all sorts of levers.
Judging by the fact that the policy of Washington has not changed much during all this time, the attempts to regain world domination, undertaken by the USA, were not crowned with global success.
Since Russia was unable to take it "directly", America began to act differently - to approach the country from the outside, exerting influence primarily on those who had once been very close to Moscow.
No need to go far, a clear example of this - Ukrainewhich, in 2014, succumbed to the influence of the West, which provoked the suppression of the strategic partnership of Moscow and Kiev. On this, of course, Washington was not going to stop. The next target was Kazakhstan. However, as it turned out later, it is not so easy to capture the minds of citizens and this state. In the summer of 2016, the west of Kazakhstan was attacked by religious extremists, with whose help Washington planned to “shake” society. But no significant victories were achieved - the authorities put up considerable resistance (in particular, they tightened the legislation, began to wage an active fight against terrorists). So, this scenario has not justified itself, in principle, there is always a plan “b” - economic pressure, however, according to him, expert of Kazakhstan at the Institute of Regional Problems Felix Peskov, do not be particularly afraid:
“Western countries cannot exert direct pressure on Kazakhstan. They do not have enough leverage for that. However, the republic itself is counting on foreign investment, including from the EU, because the industrial plan of Kazakhstan implies an inflow of foreign capital. And there are opportunities for economic pressure. For example, the countries of the European Union could “blackmail” the authorities of Kazakhstan by refusing to invest. But Western investors can be replaced by Asian states or countries of the Eurasian space. Back in 2012, the University of Pennsylvania predicted that Kazakhstan would drop investments from Europe and recommended to pay attention to Asian states, for example, China and Singapore. At that time there was still no cooling in relations between the West and Russia, however, the downward trend in investment from Europe was already visible, and this was due not to the political, but to the economic situation in the EU countries. ”
However, if we take into account the fact that the leadership of Washington will undergo a lot of changes in the very near future, a completely logical question arises: should we expect any fundamental changes in US policy towards the same Kazakhstan? The expert claims that so far, no president of America has been able to significantly change the strategic policy, therefore, no cardinal reversal is foreseen. But there is reason to believe that all the same pressure on Russia's allies in the CIS will be reduced, one way or another, and Trump is increasingly talking about his intention to establish contacts with Moscow and maintain close cooperation with it. Therefore, as they say, everything can be - it is possible that the West will lose interest in the near future, both in Kazakhstan and in Ukraine.
Of course, no one has ever seen Trump in the case; it is precisely for this reason that it is unequivocally impossible to say that the vector of American policy will be changed. And while some are “waiting for change,” others continue to “bend their line,” or rather, this same line continues to bend for them.
It's about our Baltic neighbors.
The West worked for a very, very long time on the behavior of, let's say, these countries of the former socialist camp. And, it should be noted, success is obvious - Russophobia feels great, grows, develops and flourishes. "Beauty" and more! The Baltic states were able to very quickly absorb everything that Washington presented on a plate with a blue border. Erasure mechanisms historical accessories worked with a bang.
There were quite a few states under American influence, and they all did what the White House wanted. All of them believed in the threat that Russia allegedly represents for the Baltic states, and, as "decent" states, they were obliged to defend themselves:
• Estonia gathered spend on defense 2% of GDP.
• Lithuania There is no need to make special efforts to improve our security level - the country is armed to the teeth.
How to tell the locals themselves, the Lithuanian authorities "perfectly" cope with the tasks set by Washington: Russian President Vladimir Putin is compared with Hitler, Russia itself is compared with Nazi Germany. All Russian-speaking people in the country are biased, they are satisfied with "incomprehensible" courts, for example, over more than 60 of the former Soviet soldiers of the capital garrison. From everywhere, the Lithuanian authorities are waiting for a “trick”, waiting for some “polite green man” to come out from behind the “corner”. In general, everything that happens in Lithuania causes a real wild horror, however, both for Lithuania and for Russia, it has already become quite normal - for a long time Vilnius behaves in this way, not deviating either to the right or left from the western manuals.
• Latvia forms various detachments, one of such - to protect the building of the Ministry of Defense of the country from attacks (of course, Russia is “expected” for our country); in other words, it approaches the issue of security thoroughly, qualitatively, ensuring the safety of everything, which seems to have at least some significance for the country.
But all this, of course, was not enough, and the Baltic states agreed to a fairly desperate step - provided, consider, the complete freedom of action of NATO, which "committed" to protect everyone and everyone who needs this protection. And here, quite possibly, the most interesting will begin.
«At the moment, the role of the Baltic countries in the hybrid war against Russia is to create tension in the Baltic Sea region. In the future, NATO may draw Sweden and Finland into the alliance, which will allow it to gain complete control over the Baltic Sea, block the fairway and interrupt the sea communication with the Kaliningrad region. The next step will be political and military pressure on the Kaliningrad region. This is a kind of creation of a managed crisis in the region. If Russia intervenes and tries to recapture Kaliningrad, then this is a war with the entire alliance; if it does not intervene, it will show weakness and unwillingness to protect its own population ", - claims expert, associate professor of the International Security Department at the Faculty of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University Alexey Fenenko.
And after all, all this is not just words - the situation is really heating up. Not so long ago, the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance the decision was made create four multinational battalions in the Baltic and Polish territories. At the same time, NATO is increasing the number of military exercises conducted near the Russian borders, hiding, of course, with the alleged need to ensure the security of the Baltic States (who “themselves” asked for this) and “suspicious” Russian exercises, about which, by unknown to no one Nato reason, our country should warn in advance.
Everything is ready: the Alliance is at a low start, and the Baltic states control that its “doors” are always open for NATO “defensive friends” ...
At the same time, the West manages to "brainwash" The Balkanswhich now, just like the Baltic States, are shaking like an aspen leaf, at the mere mention of our “name”. So, for example, Croatia crosses out all ever existing relations with the Russian side. Europe is just as easily influenced by Washington and, along with all those already accepted into the ranks of "those who fear Russia", expects the worst: Sweden "morally is being prepared to the possibility of armed conflict ”with the participation of Moscow, as well as increasing its military potential, because, as was said three years ago by the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces, Stockholm, in the event of an attack, will be able to withstand the same Russia only two weeks.
So far, almost all over the world, there is such a thorough preparation for “do not understand what”, in fact, some countries just calmly, quietly hate Russia and everything connected with it, not going beyond the borders of their territory, but definitely breaking all possible borders humane, humane and morally permitted. This is about Polandin which Russophobia No limit. Soviet monuments are destroyed everywhere, erasing the general history, not just rewriting it, but bloodthirstily tearing sheets from this book written together.
As it was said earlier, here it is - a modern fashion imposed by the West, one that, if not voluntarily, then forcibly pushed Washington into society and forced to accept, love, care and cherish.
The question of whether all this, this hybrid war declared by Russian society, will stop, remains open. Some experts note that there will be changes in Washington’s policy with Trump’s arrival, while others are skeptical of this thought. What do the Russians themselves think?
In social networks (VK, Classmates), as well as on the social journalism platform "Comte»A social survey was conducted in which, in total, more than 1,5 thousands of users took part. They were asked to answer the question:
“In your opinion, will the“ hybrid war ”continue (a combination of political, informational and economic pressure measures) against Russia under the new US President Donald Trump?”
According to the survey results, the answers were distributed as follows:
If we talk in general about the mood of Russians, then we can say that the changes are still waiting in Washington’s policy 44% of the respondents. But, of course, most are confident of the immutability, once set by the US government, of the course towards the Russian Federation - 49%.
Well 7% offered their own answer: some even doubted that Trump would be allowed to take office, others advised not to rush to conclusions regarding the new American president, from whom “you can expect anything.”
In fact, conducting such surveys is quite understandable - the topic of hybrid war has become very relevant recently. And, in principle, the topic itself is really urgent. They talk a lot about her, reason, write in the media. Moreover, they talk about the existing problem of the information space, let's say, not only Russian publications. The quoting by foreign media of materials by the authors of the Russian-language segment has become increasingly frequent on the network.
Thus, materials relating to the conduct of the information war in the Baltic countries are actively reprinted by local media, for example, Estonian edition Baltnews.ee, NewsBalt.ru. In addition, local publications often write about the failures of the Western representatives of their anti-Russian policy: an example - again Baltnews.ee.
The society is also actively discussing everything that happens on the world stage and in the information space. The war, which the West started, has already ceased to be hidden and invisible to the naked eye - the methods have become tougher, the tools are larger, the scope of the “operation” is more global. If abroad, the “Kremlin hand” is seen by everyone and in everything “simply because a number of Big Cones from the White House wanted it so much”, then “Western footprints” that they have acquired clear outlines, the society noticed, both on the Ukrainian, Kazakh, and Baltic territories is not accidental. Washington leaves too much dirt ...
Increasingly, there is talk of a possible beginning of the Third World War. And what is all that is happening to you now in the information field, not a war? Before us is the real battle, in which weapon one word. At first glance, this is all so unserious. But as they say "Wounded by the sword will be cured, in a word - never." And do not doubt, soon heads will fly, that's just not ours, not Russians. No, this is not a threat to the whole world, no. This is a warning, a warning that the next time, before you enter into a confrontation with someone, you should choose a weapon according to your strength, but not one that cannot be lifted from the “ground”.
Word? Information? In the end, right? Gentlemen, without entering the war, Russia automatically won, because we rightfully own all of these. And, as a “bonus,” as Nathan Rothschild said in his time, something else belongs to us. There is something to think about, is not it?