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Mattis: American diplomats can always "speak from a position of strength"

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The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said that the power of the US Armed Forces provides American diplomats the opportunity to speak with representatives of other states from a position of strength, reports RIA News.




Being the most powerful military forces in the world, the US military provides our diplomats with the opportunity to always speak from a position of strength. With the support of our allies and partners, we will continue to protect our common security interests by protecting America from those who seek to threaten the freedom that we have,
said Mattis on the occasion of the promulgation of a new US national security strategy.

The new strategy involves active opposition to the policies of Iran and the DPRK, as well as in some cases Russia and China, which are called in the document “rival countries” or “rival countries”. Another threat to themselves and their allies the United States called "jihadist terrorists."

Donald Trump, commenting on the strategy, said that Moscow and Beijing are challenging American influence and values.

Our strategy is based on the principles of realism, promoted by our vital national interests. This strategy recognizes that we are involved in a new era of competition, whether we like it or not,
said the president of the United States.
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  1. ImPerts
    ImPerts 19 December 2017 08: 14 New
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    Texas. 1873 year. The dilapidated saloon. Taper strumming the piano. An elderly cowboy in the corner sips whiskey.
    A cool cowboy bursts into the room, spurs ring, a hefty “Colt” in his hand, and starts firing at the bar like a wound. Shattered bottles and glasses on the bar. All in shards. A cigar was knocked out of his mouth by an elderly cowboy, but he still calmly watches the young one. Young with a cry "Remember everyone - my name is Bob!" made the last well-aimed shot, firing at the wick by the candle.
    An elderly cowboy slowly got up and so in a roll, barely moving his legs, went up to him ... It is clear that every step is given to him with great effort. He took a gun from the hands of a young cowboy and carefully examined it:
    - M-yes ... They drank a fly, son. Your Colt has a fly too big, they drank it better ... Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was the same as you - smart and apt. Just like you, I burst into one saloon, where elderly cowboys were sitting, and shot all the bottles. I had exactly the same Colt 9 caliber with a big fly, son. And I also shot accurately, no worse than you. But when I ran out of ammunition, three cowboys came up to me, stuck my hefty “Colt” in my ass and turned it there several times. Now, son, listen to my advice,
    they’ve slept a fly! They slept a fly, son! ..
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 19 December 2017 08: 36 New
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      Mattis: American diplomats can always "speak from a position of strength"

      Well, yes, yes, yes, you say to this uncle "rabbit rabbit" laughing
      1. Going
        Going 19 December 2017 08: 48 New
        +9
        The DPRK put the USA in an incomprehensible position, only for them it is not clear, and the whole world giggles.
        1. 79807420129
          79807420129 19 December 2017 08: 52 New
          +6
          Quote: Going
          The DPRK put the USA in an incomprehensible position, only for them it is not clear, and the whole world giggles.

          Yes, it’s not only the DPRK that Victor, Assad, Erdogan are putting them in a pose, and the list can be continued, the world will soon begin to neigh. drinks hi
          1. maxim947
            maxim947 19 December 2017 09: 11 New
            +3
            Dark forces prevail ...)) Matis acts as Darth Vader)))
            It remains only to declare himself a confederation, but the emperor has long been ready ..))
          2. Going
            Going 19 December 2017 10: 02 New
            +4
            Good time Vlad! hi drinks here they are hooked by impotent malice.
        2. Jedi
          Jedi 19 December 2017 08: 57 New
          +7
          greetings to all hi , what the hell is the level of the borzometer going off scale in the USA again? Again, "exclusivity" hit my head, or what? negative
          1. Rostislav
            Rostislav 19 December 2017 10: 02 New
            +2
            Not "exclusivity" hit the head, but urine. Yes, and the pot did not fly past.
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 19 December 2017 10: 08 New
              +3
              I’m talking about that - they’re building themselves out of themselves, but they don’t weigh so much ...
              1. Solomon Kane
                Solomon Kane 19 December 2017 11: 34 New
                +4
                Good day, gentlemen!
                Sorry for the analogy, but US foreign policy is similar to the Positive Train Control system, which led to the Washington State railway accident ...
                (Repose, Lord, the souls of the dead), the same Trump without brakes system ..... The locomotive seems to be new, and the railway tracks are old, and the result is human sacrifices .... at what among those on the train did not go ....
          2. Going
            Going 19 December 2017 10: 03 New
            +5
            Good morning Maxim! hi The agony begins and they become very dangerous.
        3. CAT BAIYUN
          CAT BAIYUN 19 December 2017 09: 35 New
          +7
          DPRK puts the USA in an incomprehensible position

          Ну и что? laughing
          But they are the "very"! It doesn’t matter in what position Comrade Eun made them stand still. They are so in it .... They stand strong ... Straight everyone is shaking with fear. Russia in particular. laughing
    2. Fedorov
      Fedorov 19 December 2017 08: 38 New
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      The same bar-tavern. Two cowboys- old and young. Then Russian comes up to the neighboring counter. The old one says, look, right now he’ll drink a glass, and he won’t be anything. I drank it.
      - Right now he’ll drink a glass, and he won’t be anything. I drank it.
      Young - so he pours the third, he will not be anything?
      -He doesn’t, but WE Dump!
    3. BAI
      BAI 19 December 2017 10: 41 New
      0
      they’ve slept a fly!

      Oleinikov and Stoyanov in the "Town" is better portrayed.
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 19 December 2017 08: 17 New
    +5
    Spend all meetings with the Americans literally in the hangar with the Yars. Purely to defuse the situation. And spit on this Metis.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 19 December 2017 08: 35 New
      +1
      But he is right. He is not ashamed of the power of his armed forces .. of his complexes .. Not only that, some expressing concern ..
      Quote: Observer2014
      Spend all meetings with the Americans literally in the hangar with the Yars. Purely to defuse the situation. And spit on this Metis.
      1. Sergey53
        Sergey53 19 December 2017 12: 43 New
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        Quote: 210ox
        But he is right. He is not ashamed of the power of his sun.

        American diplomats can always "speak from a position of strength" sitting at the push, trying to stretch themselves and not get out of hand.
  3. AST507
    AST507 19 December 2017 08: 18 New
    +4
    "As the most powerful military in the world, the US military provides our diplomats with the opportunity to always speak from a position of strength."
    Watching with whom, watching with whom ... With a grandson of Kim Il Sung, somehow the conversation from a position of strength did not work out. laughing
    1. 210ox
      210ox 19 December 2017 08: 40 New
      +1
      And all because Kim does not express concern. And is not shy about his complexes. Close elbow, not ...
      Quote: AST507
      "As the most powerful military in the world, the US military provides our diplomats with the opportunity to always speak from a position of strength."
      Watching with whom, watching with whom ... With a grandson of Kim Il Sung, somehow the conversation from a position of strength did not work out. laughing
  4. Wedmak
    Wedmak 19 December 2017 08: 24 New
    +5
    When it comes to them that they do not bother anyone with their values. And the “challenge”, translated into ordinary words as “went to ... from here!”, Is thrown at them because of the irregular distribution of these values, mainly through bombing and missile strikes.
  5. Fedorov
    Fedorov 19 December 2017 08: 26 New
    +2
    They can’t get out of Afghanistan, they really didn’t get out of Iraq, they lost Syria ... They got it in Ukraine.
    In my "strength", you need to ask Vladimir, well, you can ask Dzin Ping. winked A fly must be cut.
  6. valent45
    valent45 19 December 2017 08: 27 New
    0
    If you piss before the DPRK, then your position of strength causes
    big doubts.
    1. Vlad.by
      Vlad.by 19 December 2017 11: 52 New
      +1
      In fairness, they are not afraid of Un. They would deal with him one on one.
      That's just Uncle GDP looks askance sideways, but Grandpa X smiles brazenly.
      This is scary ...
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 19 December 2017 08: 28 New
    +2
    ... until they break the horns of the merikatos to their ears, they will continue to be "fingers like a fan" ... bully
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 December 2017 08: 32 New
    +1
    With everyone who can not "embed" in the return flow, the mattress speaks from a position of strength. Yes, here with the DPRK (in my deep conviction, this bull terrier - of Chinese "production") did not work!
    China is trickier than the United States. Directly does not work!
  9. ghby
    ghby 19 December 2017 08: 35 New
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    Being the most powerful armed forces in the world, the US military provides our diplomats with the opportunity to always speak from a position of strength.
    this is mistake. When a strong one speaks with the weak on an equal footing, and not from a position of strength, he becomes even stronger. And if you speak with everyone from a position of strength - you can weaken very quickly - there isn’t enough strength for everyone.
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  11. Knowing
    Knowing 19 December 2017 08: 43 New
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    Donald Trump, commenting on the strategy, said that Moscow and Beijing are challenging American influence and values. laughing "USA and Great Britain turn from a “window of humanity” into a hotbed of poverty. This is very similar to the propaganda of the Soviet era, but, alas, in this case we are talking about the conclusions of the UN and leading economists of the planet "....- so Donald is cunning to put it mildly, however, as always ...
  12. Air Force Colonel
    Air Force Colonel 19 December 2017 08: 44 New
    +2
    Is FSA free and democratic? Where were all the Indians killed? Where do you get married? Where did blacks get rights only in the 70s? and this govnostrana bunch of scum, gamna, garbage will teach my RUSSIA?
    1. noWAR
      noWAR 19 December 2017 10: 29 New
      0

      Completely blind "nation" with propaganda clogged with brains cleaner than in the days of the Union.
  13. Evil 55
    Evil 55 19 December 2017 08: 49 New
    +1
    So I would say that we are simply the most overgrown Americans, because we do what we want and we shit who we want ..
  14. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 19 December 2017 08: 57 New
    0
    US diplomats can always “speak from a position of strength

    The American ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens, has already dissuaded. 755 American diplomats expelled from Russia are also not so talkative. The talking room is slowly slipping.
  15. BLADFROST
    BLADFROST 19 December 2017 09: 01 New
    +1
    Freedom for the USA is the free hands of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Bandera and other fascist groups controlled by the USA! No, don’t! Mattis generally place in a doghouse!
  16. Nemesis
    Nemesis 19 December 2017 09: 09 New
    +1
    Then do not be surprised that sooner or later rockets will fall on US cities ... Everyone who tried to conquer the whole World ended badly and the United States will not be an exception ...
  17. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 19 December 2017 09: 10 New
    +1
    "Exclusivity" will destroy the United States, in history it has always been and will be .....
  18. Hagalaz
    Hagalaz 19 December 2017 09: 14 New
    +2
    Yes, you choke on your values ​​and with your influence do not climb to us. And we will spit on you.
  19. Strips
    Strips 19 December 2017 09: 42 New
    0
    The United States can really speak from a position of strength. And those countries that do not accept it are sitting in sanctions or a military operation may begin in them.
  20. Altona
    Altona 19 December 2017 09: 44 New
    0
    In principle, Mattis with frankness warriors cynically voiced the American principle of "who does not agree with the United States, we will bomb." I’m only afraid that our elite (who only likes to chew like a cow and donate milk to the US Federal Reserve) at a critical moment will turn off the leverage of resistance in the form of our army.
  21. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 December 2017 09: 55 New
    +1
    "Speak from a position of strength ...". That's why American diplomacy from this category has long passed into the army category. The word diplomacy in the United States has become alien, because they recognize only the word power. At the same time, for some reason they consider in all seriousness that everyone in all countries must recognize this force, and by default.
  22. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 19 December 2017 10: 25 New
    0
    Perhaps we must agree that Russia and China, even individually, can compete with the United States, but they can unite against the Americans and then they will not be too good.
  23. cedar
    cedar 19 December 2017 10: 59 New
    +2
    "... Our strategy is based on the principles of realismpromoted by our vital national interests. This strategy recognizes that we are embroiled in a new era of competition, whether we like it or not,
    said the US president ... "


    They still believe in the reality of their flights to the moon ...
    These zombies are extremely dangerous creatures for humanity.
  24. faterdom
    faterdom 19 December 2017 12: 45 New
    +2
    So what. And now they say so. And five years ago they spoke. For example: “Assad must leave”, “Vlad Putin will regret bitterly”, “Kim will be destroyed” ... And all this turns into a long-standing chatter.
  25. Rarahin
    Rarahin 19 December 2017 15: 38 New
    0
    Each representative of non-traditional sexual orientation (look in the Russian dictionary for the letter "P") in this position calls it a "position of strength."
  26. Don Analyst
    Don Analyst 19 December 2017 16: 49 New
    0
    Only American impotent menace can threaten this - stands over the planet in a pose of expectation and says: “Now it will rise, now it will rise!”
    Well, the planet is naturally tired of waiting - getting up and how to give these grandfathers pi ... dy!
  27. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 20 December 2017 00: 22 New
    0
    With the support of our allies and partners, we will continue to defend our common security interests, protecting America from those who seek to threaten the freedom that we have,
    The ideology of the navel out of the blue! laughing Do they seriously think that all their allies will spit on themselves and their values ​​to protect the "exceptional"? laughing laughing
  28. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 20 December 2017 19: 48 New
    +4
    Something hysteria in the star-striped cowboys rolls over. Although not surprising, in the area of ​​the latest news.

    Interesting wording "American diplomats can always" speak from a position of strength "
    Is it like if something did not like in the negotiations, will the American diplomats throw their fists?))
    Straight Gopnik))