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White House, stop NATO - you will get peace in Ukraine!

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Achieving peace in Ukraine is possible: you just need to say "stop" the expansion of NATO. To stop the expansion of the alliance should Washington.




Russia does not constitute a real threat to the United States. Its policy towards Ukraine aims to prevent this state from joining the North Atlantic Alliance. So says a political scientist, a former assistant to Ronald Reagan Dag Bandow, whose article for The National Interest quotes the site "InoTV".

The expert believes that in order to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, the United States should provide Russia with guarantees of maintaining Ukraine as a neutral country. Such a compromise will be beneficial to all, including Kiev.

Meanwhile, according to the press, the Trump administration is going to put forward a proposal for the deployment of peacekeeping forces in Ukraine, Bendo writes. Such an initiative would be more likely to succeed if the White House proposed a “comprehensive agreement”. Here is its probable essence: Ukraine will remain a neutral state, and Washington will promise to stop the expansion of NATO.

Bandou thinks Washington politicians, however, "cannot imagine life without an enemy." In reality, the so-called Russian threat is an empty sound. “Vladimir Putin is an unpleasant authoritarian leader,” the expert notes, “but his kingdom is freer than the possessions of American allies like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and the latter Washington generously gives both attention and money and weapons. Moscow’s interference in the elections, which, apparently, had only a minor effect on even the most generous assessment, was not a good deal, but Washington didn’t have much to complain about in this case: according to some calculations, the United States intervened in the past in the 81 election , and the Clinton administration did everything in 1996 to ensure the re-election of Boris Yeltsin, which, ironically, in the end turned into Putin’s presidency. ” In addition, the current Russia, emphasizes Bandou, can’t be called the “ideological competitor” to the United States: “almost no one likes Putinism except Vladimir Putin and his buddies”, but the leader of Russia has never been a “communist ideologue”. Putin only "reminds the typical king: he demands respect for Russia and pays special attention to its security."

The latter, Mr. Bendow is convinced, explains the Kremlin’s foreign policy, in particular, its position on Syria, on Ukraine and Georgia: he does not intend to “let” the last two states into NATO.

The opposition of Moscow to the expansion of the “historically hostile alliance” should not be surprising, the author of the journal article believes. At the same time, there is no indication that Putin is allegedly “plotting an attack”. Bandou defines Russia as a “weakening power” that lost its status as a superpower a quarter of a century ago. Today it is “a regional military power with a weak economic and unstable political foundation.”

The following conclusion can be made from the material of a political scientist: stopping the Ukrainian conflict, and at the same time refusing to propagandize an imaginary “Russian threat” would benefit both the United States and Europe, and Russia itself, not to mention Ukraine alone, where people are from anti-Russian sentiments life is not better. In addition, the improvement of US-Russian relations would allow the planet to move away a little from the new arms race. However, there is no reason to talk about the pursuit of American hawks to the politics of the world.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
- especially for topwar.ru
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  1. destination
    destination 15 November 2017 07: 36 New
    +6
    Today it is “a regional military power with a weak economic and unstable political foundation.”
    I agree ...
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 15 November 2017 07: 59 New
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      Quote: destination
      I agree ..

      What do you agree with? That's what the United States and NATO spend huge amounts of money to confront the "regional military power".
      I liked the other
      “Almost no one likes Putinism except Vladimir Putin himself and his friends”
      Looks like I'm "Putin's buddy" repeat
      In fairness, I note that the current state of affairs in our country is not quite satisfactory for anyone, but it is still better than Yeltsinism, which was so welcomed in the West.
      1. destination
        destination 15 November 2017 08: 04 New
        +5
        but it's still better than Yeltsinism
        good Here you can’t argue ... With all my desire ... hi
      2. IGOR GORDEEV
        IGOR GORDEEV 15 November 2017 08: 19 New
        +7
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        It seems that I’m “Putin’s friend” In fairness, I note that few people are completely satisfied with the current state of affairs in our country, but this is better than the Yeltsinism, which was so welcomed in the West.

        Then write me down to the “buddies” of the GDP too :) How many “buddies” are there throughout the country? ..
        Well, it’s necessary - almost no one likes “Putinism”, and his friends do not seem to be more than half of the country lol
        1. CT-55_11-9009
          CT-55_11-9009 15 November 2017 12: 37 New
          +2
          Quote: IGOR GORDEEV
          Then write me down to the "buddies" of the GDP too :)

          Eeeh, since such a booze has gone - and write me in the "buddy".
      3. astepanov
        astepanov 15 November 2017 09: 36 New
        0
        Absolutely and unconditionally satisfied, probably, even in paradise does not happen. And the discontent is largely caused by the actions of the same Matrasia.
      4. Baby sitter
        Baby sitter 15 November 2017 20: 25 New
        +2
        Tell me a country where people are happy with everything. And the leaders are honest and competent, and "the law is above all" ?!
    2. andrewkor
      andrewkor 15 November 2017 08: 08 New
      +1
      Let them continue to think so, it’s better for us.
    3. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 15 November 2017 08: 17 New
      +2
      It seems that you were mistaken by the country ... I managed!
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 15 November 2017 07: 37 New
    +7
    Ukraine is a red line ... figuratively speaking ... further open spaces of Russia begin.
    I am absolutely sure ... that having taken a break after a quick expansion east (in historical terms) to the borders of RUSSIA, the Western world will begin to prepare for the next leap forward ... again, Russia faces the most urgent need for survival ...

    the future of Russia is still absolutely vague to predict that it is now impossible even for at least a dozen years.
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 15 November 2017 08: 58 New
      +3
      Quote: The same Lech
      Ukraine is a red line ... figuratively speaking

      Ukraine, this is not a red line, this is a historical misunderstanding, on the primordially Russian lands .. The very existence of such countries as Ukraine is only due to this, as the will of the United States. And the goal of creating a "state" Ukraine, is to tear a piece the size of France from Russia, and to crap further. Here are just a few paws to the top and fully recognize Ukraine as an "independent state." They gave up early. The expanses of Russia begin immediately after Leo, Lviv itself, together with the Galitina, can be given back to the Poles, it’s not a pity. Let them deal with their own fosterlings.
  3. Altona
    Altona 15 November 2017 07: 38 New
    +4
    If we discard some reverence in the article, then the message is generally correct. If you stop external military pressure on Russia, then Ukraine will become more peaceful. Frantic anti-Russian propaganda is doing its job.
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 15 November 2017 09: 06 New
      +5
      The whole problem is that the United States consciously does not want to abandon the image of Russia as the number one enemy.
      1. Going
        Going 15 November 2017 09: 21 New
        +8
        Hi Maxim !, Russia is simply necessary, otherwise why then NATO, will not Russia will not be NATO ... so we will live forever. lol
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 15 November 2017 09: 25 New
          +5
          Well, yes, except for Russia, only China will be pulled into the role of a global enemy. And it is not known how long in the USA they will consider that they are just two enemies. Good morning Victor!
          1. Going
            Going 15 November 2017 09: 30 New
            +8
            China is a regional enemy and there is no need for a large NATO, but Russia is a "global problem", therefore NATO has posts, ranks and financial flows.
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 15 November 2017 09: 34 New
              +5
              Moreover, the United States does not lose hope of persuading China to its side.
              1. Going
                Going 15 November 2017 09: 38 New
                +8
                They will try, but the result is known in advance, although for some period of time it can work out.
                1. Jedi
                  Jedi 15 November 2017 09: 42 New
                  +6
                  More than once, an opinion has been expressed at the HE, with which I agree: China at this stage is advantageous to be with Russia. But no one will undertake to predict how long they will be on the way.
                  1. Going
                    Going 15 November 2017 09: 46 New
                    +9
                    China is the most unpredictable combination of partner, friend, competitor and enemy.
                    1. Jedi
                      Jedi 15 November 2017 09: 47 New
                      +5
                      That's it, because it’s not the time to relax.
                      1. Going
                        Going 15 November 2017 09: 49 New
                        +8
                        You just need to understand and take this into account when building relations with China.
      2. I doubt it
        I doubt it 15 November 2017 09: 44 New
        0
        "The whole problem is that the United States consciously does not want to abandon the image of Russia as the number one enemy."
        But why? Why should the United States give up on this? They win in any situation. And the further the situation around Russia escalates, the better. With the current anti-people and anti-Russian rulers, the country spends the rest of its resources, with zero effect. The situation is only getting worse. Time works for them. Well, why refuse? Ideally, they may well wait for another internal crisis. Our native power doesn’t do anything to prevent this. On the contrary. Works hard, trying. Squeeze out the last of the Soviet legacy, finish off the remnants of industry, pump out and sell as many resources as possible, share the remnants of technologies and developments (at least for the S-300 ... 400, at least for the submarines, at least for the fifth generation, "... we’ll sell , we’ll transfer everything to anyone and anyone "), to reform everything that at least somehow worked (education, high school, medicine, etc.). Withdraw as much capital as possible ...
        So why bother? Work Vova & Co., work!
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 15 November 2017 07: 40 New
    +2
    Another second-hand voice came, and when it was sitting behind the reagan tyav-kal in the USSR! am !! Having resigned, many change their views on the past! !! What can I say-b / y it is in Africa b / y !!!!!
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 November 2017 07: 41 New
    +2
    Doug Bendow

    Increasingly sound thoughts begin to sound in the Western media.
    1. just exp
      just exp 15 November 2017 08: 47 New
      +1
      Yes, it’s not the mind that took it up, it’s a banal calculation, the ruin is a suitcase without a handle and you need to get rid of it, but how to get rid of what would save your face? this is a problem, and they prowl in search of some kind of kaklov on our neck and throw off their stigma by not abandoning the ruins.
      1. Going
        Going 15 November 2017 09: 43 New
        +7
        Quote: just EXPL
        Yes, it’s not the mind that took it up, it’s a banal calculation, the ruin is a suitcase without a handle and you need to get rid of it,


        Not just to get rid, but to hand him to Russia, but not the time.
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 15 November 2017 07: 43 New
    +6
    ending the Ukrainian conflict, and at the same time refusing to propagate the imaginary “Russian threat” would benefit the United States, Europe, and Russia itself

    His lips and honey would drink ...
  7. andr327
    andr327 15 November 2017 07: 44 New
    +4
    I just can't understand why all these Western experts talk about Russia's aggressiveness. In the event of a possible war, one of the first actions of the aggressor country is to carry out mobilization measures: increase the size of the army, mobilize industry, etc.
    All analyzes of Westerners stink of amateurism so much that you don’t want to watch them. Comments on VO are both more professional and smarter.
    1. Going
      Going 15 November 2017 09: 42 New
      +7
      Quote: andr327
      I just can't understand why all these Western experts talk about Russia's aggressiveness.


      Because it brings money, positions, titles and generally "goods" in high demand.
  8. tlauicol
    tlauicol 15 November 2017 07: 52 New
    +1
    What nonsense: both of them are profitable for them (i.e., the conflict in Ukraine and the expansion of NATO)
  9. Smoked
    Smoked 15 November 2017 08: 20 New
    +1
    What natig nata ?! Outside Ukraine is now an alternative Russian, it can no longer be worse.
    1. Going
      Going 15 November 2017 09: 40 New
      +7
      Yes, it was a dream of all Russophobes and ate it does not stop, be trouble.
  10. Finches
    Finches 15 November 2017 08: 44 New
    +1
    Quote: destination
    Today it is “a regional military power with a weak economic and unstable political foundation.”
    I agree ...

    Maybe I'm wrong, but as my good friend says, once again:"What the fuck ... liberalism on the ship ?!" laughing
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2017 09: 44 New
    +3
    Mozh and do not like GDP, at capitalism. In our version, it’s quite wild, but what is offered as a replacement, by all sorts of friends and guardians for Russia, I like even less !!!
    So I'm not a friend of those who oppose GDP ... "friendship" is forced. but the essence of actions and actions does not change.
    They would have left us alone (as a regional power, let him be), we would have figured it out ourselves and made the country great again or ruined it !!! So no, climb into the garden! They want their orders.
    And we, on the contrary, will now aliens teeth, if that, count !!! And the power, we can and not beloved, we will support !!!
    What have you achieved? Has history taught them anything? Okay, let's put another rake in their path ... let them train their forehead.
  12. Essex62
    Essex62 15 November 2017 10: 04 New
    0
    Whatever experts of all stripes would sing there, this problem does not have a solution, in principle. We can return the original Russian lands only in circulation for a direct military invasion (as always in history, in the extreme period). Our leadership will never go to a military solution to the problem of the outskirts first, and the people are unlikely to support such a solution. Given the huge number of liberoids and those who are simply mistaken, in Russia, the authorities themselves will not rock the boat. And the power itself is oligarchic, with all the consequences. Such an array of GDP alone will not shift, no matter how statesmen and Russophile it is.
  13. Allitet
    Allitet 15 November 2017 20: 48 New
    0
    “Reminds a typical tsar: demands respect for Russia and pays special attention to its security”
    Oh, what Vladimir Vladimirovich is a bad man! He has done a lot for his country, but nothing for the Americans! Ayayayayayay! Everyone would have such a "typical king", the world would have lived a lot calmer!