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Why the US is pressing Russia

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The eggs of the modern geopolitics of the United States are carried by the hen of the American military-industrial business, on whose prosperity the current administration of the White House has made a major bet




Not a week goes by without reports of unprecedented US pressure on those of their foreign partners who decided to buy weapon from Russia. Literally, the “Fe!” Just about it was voiced by the American State Department. His representative, Heather Nauert, very transparently hinted at Washington’s dissatisfaction with the Russian-Turkish deal to supply Turkey with the S-400 air defense system. Nauert said that Ankara, according to the agreements, should acquire "weapons that are operatively compatible" with NATO systems. The State Department stressed that C-400 are not.

A similar case took place in Indonesia last week. This country decided to purchase modern SU-35 fighters from Russia. And then came a shout from Washington. According to the publication of the BMPD, which is well-versed in military-industrial matters, during the visit of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis to the country, the Indonesian side was informed that in case of acquiring Russian weapons and military equipment, Indonesia could again face an embargo on the supply of American weapons, as it was in 1997 year. At the same time, Indonesia was offered to supply American F-16 fighter jets.

And here is another one - from the same “opera”. The United States is trying to persuade Vietnam to abandon the purchase of Russian weapons and switch to American-made weapons. It is reported by Defense News, citing an unnamed State Department representative.
We offer them to diversify arms suppliers and start purchasing American weapons, the official said. According to him, this will allow Vietnam to strengthen its military potential and strengthen its partnership with the United States.

Vietnam is, by the way, particularly significant. For the utmost insistence on the United States is precisely in relation to those countries that are Russia's basic partners in the arms market. For example - India. Washington literally climbs out of its skin, which is to the maximum “monetize” the geopolitical situation in South Asia, which is favorable for it. Which is characterized by growing antagonism between India and China. The sharply frequent lately American-Indian political and military contacts have been reduced to one common denominator. The US is aggressively offering itself to India as a new major arms supplier to this country instead of Russia. And they do it not without success. What favors the anti-Chinese policy of Washington itself, in which New Delhi sees some guarantees of the strength and durability of its geopolitical bond with the United States.

Of course, if you wish, you can see in this entire American hyperactivity purely anti-Russian motivation. Moreover, the United States itself designates the Russian Federation in its official military doctrine as one of the main threats.

However, in my opinion, it would be wrong to reduce everything only to this. Moreover, I am ready to admit that the anti-Russian motivation itself is for the United States a purely official value and certainly not an end in itself for them. As, however, and all the current anti-Russian hysteria.

In this regard, it is worth recalling how it all began. And it began with the fact that the new American President Donald Trump, barely having time to move into the White House, immediately proclaimed the main goal of his presidency to return the United States to world leadership on the basis of restoring the productive potential of the American economy. In other words, it was about abandoning once and for all the previous drift downstream, during which the real sector of the economy was washed out of the United States and migrated to the Far East, and to create conditions for its return to "historical homeland. "

And this is the most important task of the Trump administration, despite the fierce opposition from powerful enough globalist forces, for which America itself is no more than a loose change, as far as can be judged, performed very vigorously. Especially in those sectors of the economy in which the influence of the state is decisive. And this, above all - the military-industrial complex.

There are more than enough examples of how exactly the American authorities revive him. And they do it by hook or by crook, completely ignoring any rules and conventions.

In the course goes everything. From the global reformatting of the geopolitical situation, by continuing the well-established for this purpose “managed chaos strategy” used throughout the world, except, of course, the United States, which in this scenario plays the role of an oasis of peace and tranquility that is attractive to world business. Until such a radical reformatting of relations with China, which the Americans are trying to create as many problems and infringements as possible, by activating a belt of instability around it, in order to prevent further outflow of economic assets towards the east.

And Trump has to admit all this quite well. For example, in every way supporting the infinite bouza in the Middle East, he has already provided the US military industry with new orders worth hundreds of billions of dollars only at the expense of the Arabian monarchies. And his militarist corps de ballet around North Korea (one of the points of irritation of the situation around China) led to a sharp boom of military preparations in the countries of the region. And, again, it helped America a lot to "podgresti" to the previously completely distant from it India.

The bogey of the “Russian military threat”, inflated to unbelievable scales, serves the same purpose. Under this case, Trump has already achieved a substantial increase in the military spending of his NATO allies. Which, here it is not necessary to go to the fortuneteller, will pour a golden rain, mainly in the pockets of the same American military-industrial complex.

And the process has already begun. Moreover, the Americans really are not shy about anyone and literally breaking out of their possible competitors even their closest allies. Typical in this sense is the story of the voluntarist "bend" of Poland, which decided to offend the American company Boeing by purchasing a large batch of transport and combat helicopters from France. But Washington made scary eyes right there. They terribly turned them in the face of the urgently called on the carpet of the Polish "secessionists". And they instantly changed their minds. And now the wretched French, with their official contract signed, Warsaw gave a turn from the goal, but the American Black Haw helicopters, from the Boeing, which was never given an offense, were already safely dissecting Poland.

What is Poland, if the States have even bent the French themselves, having imposed their antediluvian S-130s as refueling aircraft, despite the fact that the French have their own latest A-400 transporters! But suddenly it turned out that these A-400s had a tangled jet of the “wrong caliber”, or somehow it’s not blowing like that. In general - well, in no way can they fill the French in the air Aviation. And basta!

About the epic story of the massive sale, read by shameless vpars to all vassals solvent in a row, which have not yet been properly adopted even by the United States themselves of the unfinished F-35 “super-tweeter” even remind inconvenient. So it has become a byword. Soyuznichkov bend over this in general without any discussion. A quite Komsomol appeal was thrown into such a NATO - “Everyone who can, must throw off and help America!” Where two billionaires get into this business, where they will collect all twenty for poverty. With the world on a thread, as they say .... Although the same Israeli pilots are already literally howling from such an American "gift" and tearfully ask their command to give them a little more to fly on the old, but not so unpredictable F-15.

And now about what does Russia have to do with it? But with it. Against the background of all this geopolitical and military-industrial grace, Russia for Americans remains a eyesore. From which and only from which they can expect the most unpleasant surprises. And in the most sensitive area, on which they made the main bet - on vparivanii the whole world of their far from always perfect weapons and on this basis increase their own well-being.

The problem for the United States is that Russia is the only country in the world outside of their sphere of global control, which has preserved the potential of innovative solutions in the field of military-industrial technologies. And not just kept, but continues to increase it. And in some areas definitely goes ahead. As for the degree of scientific and technical breakthroughs of their "know-how", and for the key criterion for the world market criterion "cost-effectiveness".

Simply put, modern Russian Tanks, submarines, anti-aircraft missile systems better shoot and hit than the US. And at the same time, they cost significantly less. That is, in conditions of real competition in at least a relatively free market, these systems are doomed to mass demand. Separate outbreaks of which are observed today.

But this is for Americans all the same that a sickle for their precious "Faberge." Because it is not just competitive difficulties, but an attempt on the very basis of the foundations of the current course of "economic revival" of the United States. In Washington, they can somehow relate to Russia, but for sure they will not be able to forgive one for them. If, with its breakthrough military technology, it tries to lure potential American buyers to itself.

That is why the United States, being often unable to oppose anything truly equivalent to the most advanced Russian combat systems, is beginning to use any tricks to retain this “glade” and prevent Russia from entering the world’s global arms market. Any means are used - from direct pressure on not quite stable Russian partners, to promotion of various geopolitical combinations, be it in the Middle or Far East. For the sole purpose - by hook or by crook, to eliminate a dangerous Russian rival. By the way, and sanctions against the Russian defense industry pursue the same selfish goal - to weaken the export capabilities of the defense industry of the Russian Federation and, accordingly, to increase their own.

Nothing personal just business! It seems that it is this uncomplicated principle that underlies contemporary American geopolitics and the entire global strategy of the United States. And in this sense, one cannot say that the current president of this country, Donald Trump, is such a hopeless loser.
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  1. siberalt
    siberalt 19 February 2018 06: 55
    +4
    Yeah. Who would believe the deadly threat of the United States, if not for Russia?
    1. Ye hua
      Ye hua 19 February 2018 09: 24
      +2
      In China, everyone loves the USSR
  2. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 19 February 2018 07: 10
    +9
    Um ... what ...
    It would not hurt the "howl" of Israeli pilots to confirm documented, clearly so to speak repeat And then this somehow does not fit with the opinions of our Israeli friends about the flying Fi-35 “brilliants” lol request
    1. naidas
      naidas 20 February 2018 13: 08
      0
      According to the Haaretz newspaper, Air Force commander General Amikam Norkin is inclined to prefer a modernized version of the F-15 fighter, which, albeit not so modern, has several advantages: a greater bomb load, longer flight range, simplicity and low cost of maintenance. Recall, the Pentagon prepared a report , which states that efforts to increase the reliability of F-35 aircraft have stalled due to numerous problems.

      According to Bloomberg with reference to the head of the Pentagon's military test department, Robert Beler, the report indicates that only 50% of the aircraft are ready for battle, and this number has not been increased since October 2014.
      Software improvements were issued 31 times, which did not help to fix key shortcomings, of which there are about 1 thousand.
  3. Altona
    Altona 19 February 2018 07: 12
    +6
    I would like our "elite" to look back less at these notorious USA and make independent decisions. And then all successful and bold undertakings then gradually disavow.
    1. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 19 February 2018 09: 01
      +1
      There is the concept of national honor. National pride,
      national dignity ...
      
      "National Pride -
      The feeling underlying the socio-psychological phenomenon in which are accumulated:
      1) national dignity;
      2) awareness of the historical contribution of their nation;
      3) a high appreciation of their national-cultural values, including the native language and literature. "

      (Dictionary of linguistic terms: Ed. 5th, corrected and supplemented. - Nazran: Publishing house "Pilgrim". T.V. Foal. 2010.

      "National honor - a) a moral assessment of the dignity of a nation, both by itself and by representatives of other ethnic communities; b) a strong motive for further self-improvement and self-assertion of the nation, building up its spiritual potential"

      "National Dignity
      recognition by a person of his nationality, identification of himself with his people, his history and culture, recognition of his national traditions and customs. National dignity is an understanding of the place and role of one’s nation in the development of other cultures and world civilization. It is expressed as a feeling of pride in one’s people, love for one’s culture and history, responsibility for the present and future of one’s nation, the ability to represent one’s nation before other nations. "
    2. andrej-shironov
      andrej-shironov 19 February 2018 09: 54
      +7
      Quote: Altona
      I would like our "elite" to look back less at these notorious USA and make independent decisions. And then all successful and bold undertakings then gradually disavow.

      This is unreal! This is not our elite, it is a long time ago globalized elite of the West.
      1. Berber
        Berber 19 February 2018 11: 16
        +5
        And this is our main loss. There is no national elite, we are a scoop for them.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 February 2018 07: 35
    +1
    Well, when competition is on such a scale, the fight against a competitor becomes "not parliamentary" by definition.
    By the way, it seems that no negative attitude of the Israelis towards the F-35 was "visible". Although it may be a “gift horse”? Israel, as far as I remember, did not pay much for them ... Moreover, the software for them “modernizes” for itself. wassat
  5. akunin
    akunin 19 February 2018 07: 46
    +9
    we need a competent manager, not a “bird-talker,” who will revive the slogan “people and the party are one” (Pravda, March 8, 1953). Russia needs to be raised, not smeared with shit, the states. Economics at the head of the corner and Trump understands this , and ours either does not understand or does nothing (which is the same). We do not even have a national idea, there is no vector where the country is going, there is no goal.
    1. Rey_ka
      Rey_ka 19 February 2018 08: 02
      +2
      Do you still live in socialism? So now wild capitalism and free enterprise. Only now has a generation grown up that has not studied in Soviet schools the truth and without appropriate morality
    2. The Sparkle
      The Sparkle 19 February 2018 08: 04
      +9
      The name of the country "Russia" is capitalized! And you can not shit States, but Russia! If you do not have a national idea and development vector, and your president does not understand and does not want anything, this is only your understanding of the situation and your problems.
    3. astronom1973n
      astronom1973n 19 February 2018 09: 11
      +1
      Quote: akunin
      we need a competent manager, not a "bird - talker"

      And this leader ... Surname in the studio! fellow
  6. Bastinda
    Bastinda 19 February 2018 07: 56
    +4
    Conclusion from the article: NATO (USA) is not at all interested in our innovative technologies. Not the S-400, not the Su-35, but they promised to sell even with technology. Strange why? In Soviet times, planes were also hijacked and submarines raised. And now suddenly the interest is gone?
    1. Strashila
      Strashila 19 February 2018 08: 29
      +4
      “And now all of a sudden the interest has disappeared?” ... no, it has not disappeared ... they received part of the information for free in Ukraine and the former socialist countries ... they handed India a submarine, they gave an excursion to the Americans ... we will put tanks to Iraq ... they’re they’ll get acquainted with the feeling, sense and arrangement over a cup of viskar ... they will compare them with what the terrorists captured, and they obviously got acquainted with the elements of SU-25. War is a colossal source of information ... there is a lot written off on military operations.
    2. flicker
      flicker 20 February 2018 01: 15
      +1
      Strange why?
      Yes, because the Pentagon simply bends the financial elite of the states. The Pentagon makes them understand that the fate of the states is in their hands, not in the hands of financiers and bankers, and the latter will do whatever the former say, and not vice versa as before.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 February 2018 08: 07
    +2
    For Americans, Russia remains a thorn in the eye.
    And the thorn is forever and you can remove it only with the eye. Therefore, the Americans will have to come to terms with the situation. Although for the sake of the disappearance of Russia, they are ready to deprive themselves not only of sight. but also life. Clinic.
  8. LeftPers
    LeftPers 19 February 2018 08: 21
    +3
    "..The states are trying to convince Vietnam to abandon purchases of Russian weapons and switch to US-made weapons ...." The Vietnamese surprise me, as soon as possible, after all the pin-ups had done there, still talk to them. They would have kicked us.
    1. astronom1973n
      astronom1973n 19 February 2018 09: 12
      +3
      Quote: LeftPers
      Vietnamese amaze me

      The Japanese don’t even remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki! So ...
  9. Loess
    Loess 19 February 2018 08: 25
    +1
    There are more than enough examples of how exactly the American authorities revive him. And they do it by hook or by crook, completely ignoring any rules and conventions.
    Moreover, the Americans really are not shy about anyone and literally breaking out of their possible competitors even their closest allies.
    Sometimes I even envy their cynicism and duplicity ...
  10. NKVD
    NKVD 19 February 2018 08: 32
    0
    Little bombed this Vietnam
  11. ltc35
    ltc35 19 February 2018 09: 39
    +4
    If the Vietnamese are guided by the US promises, then I don’t understand anything ... It always seemed to me that Vietnam received a lifetime vaccine from that terrible war from which children who were crippled by American chemistry are still born, and peasants in mines are being blown up in the jungle .. .
    1. Korax71
      Korax71 19 February 2018 13: 06
      +2
      Already gone wrong. Commodity circulation between the United States and Vietnam is 10 times more than the Russian Federation. Pin .... Sy are investing money there, opening joint ventures. Russia has nothing to boast about in this regard. We want to be friends on a disinterested basis. Even Vietnam launched 2 of its companions with the help of striped ones. The Vietnamese government is simply thinking about what to feed him and where to employ his citizens. And Russia is not an assistant to this.
  12. Evgeniy667b
    Evgeniy667b 19 February 2018 09: 42
    +2
    And where should Russia go somewhere with its remnants of former Soviet power if there are enough unresolved issues in its home? What is the use of delivering the same Varshavyanks to Vietnam, if the Pacific Fleet is barely making ends meet. Shtatnikov sell a lot of weapons mainly around the perimeter of Russia, and really for the development of tourism or something like that? Sooner or later, much will trample on us. And what are we going to cover? Neither India nor Vietnam ... nor Syria and Egypt will even move to help. Yes, business projects will suffer, from which most Russians are neither hot nor cold. And where will the whole parish go? A light stroke of the pen of Elvira Nabiullina in state. US bonds or other adventurous affairs, but not in the least to restore a ruined economy.
  13. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 19 February 2018 09: 52
    +3
    Yuri just needs to write that it is not a WAR, but a DISPUTE OF ECONOMIC SUBJECTS! There is no war at all, just a struggle for resources. And many here are sure that we are directly at war and the State Department wants to capture us.
  14. flicker
    flicker 19 February 2018 12: 17
    +3
    And it began with the fact that the new American president, Donald Trump, barely having time to settle in the White House, immediately proclaimed the main goal of his presidency to return the United States to world leadership on the basis of restoring the productive potential of the American economy.

    And this is the ultimate task of the Trump administration, despite fierce opposition from the powerful enough globalist forces for which America itself is nothing more than a bargaining chip, as far as one can judge, it is very energetic. Especially in those sectors of the economy in which the influence of the state is decisive. And this is, above all, the military-industrial complex.
    Inside the US, there are clashes between two powerful forces: the financial elite (which has steered the United States for many years) and the military; Trump relies on the military, financially attacking Trump through the media. The ruling elite of the USA is in the face. For us, neither one nor the other. But perhaps we can agree with the Pentagon, but it seems not with the financiers.
  15. akudr48
    akudr48 19 February 2018 12: 59
    +1
    Much is true in the publication, but obviously not all.

    For example, the modern Russian tanks, submarines, anti-aircraft missile systems are better at shooting and shooting than American ones.

    This statement is pleasant to read, but behind it there is emptiness, idle talk that Russia is rising from its knees, you will not scare us, they are afraid of us ...

    You need to be more critical of yourself, especially when you write that we have the very potential for innovative solutions in the field of military-industrial technologies. This is how it turns out, there is no industry, there is no science, there are no advanced technologies, there is no education, and there is “the potential for innovative solutions!”
    1. flicker
      flicker 20 February 2018 01: 23
      +1
      You need to be more critical of yourself, especially when you write
      Want to criticize your own text?
    2. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
      Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 21 February 2018 13: 45
      0
      > submarines
      what are these?

      > anti-aircraft missile systems shoot and hit better
      this is especially funny. Show me our hit-to-kill zur? The Americans in the patriot have one, Almaz Antey swore divinely, and the S-400 will also. But alas.

      pro tanks too funny
  16. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 19 February 2018 13: 39
    0
    The meanness, the weight of the US economy, and most of all the financial system with its global use, puts pressure on all countries. Try not to heed the threats and from banks using the American SWIFT, any country will start to leave money with the link that Russia is doing this. Therefore, we will not have such pleasant meannesses of the USA.
  17. myrzilka
    myrzilka 19 February 2018 13: 51
    0
    Quote: Altona
    I would like our "elite" to look back less at these notorious USA and make independent decisions. And then all successful and bold undertakings then gradually disavow.

    Do you believe that our modern "elite" is capable of this? This will never happen. All that is acquired is stolen by hard work. All this is not with us. We have only the subjects of production, and the financial results of these entities are not located with us. But this is still half the trouble. The second half is those representatives of the "elite" who do not own production. And own the right to sign or ballpoint pen. These keep abroad money received as a result of corruption. And if the former can still return the capital back, fearing for the fate of their factories and plants. That second is absolutely indifferent to the state of the country's economy. They will get their bribe in any situation, while they have a chair under their ass. And these are the most dangerous layer of the "elite". They are similar to parasites that live by pumping the vital juices of their carrier without thinking about his state of health. And such parasites in the modern Russian elite, unfortunately, the majority. They differ only in the size of their posts. But exclusively all lead a parasitic lifestyle. The efficiency of a modern official is extremely small. All the main activity is the empty pushing of pieces of paper from one department to another. In this chain of idle work involved a lot of unnecessary, spurious connections. With the exception of which, with the proper organization of the work process, no one will notice their absence. But with the current economic model for Russia's development, this is not feasible. The real fifth column, it’s not the raggers of journalists, and politicians. The main bone of the fifth column is small, medium, and large officials.
  18. vladimirasha
    vladimirasha 19 February 2018 14: 32
    +1
    And because besides us, Iran, China, the DPRK, everyone has already surrendered. Well, a little bit ASAD KILLS ANOTHER.
    1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
      Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 21 February 2018 13: 47
      0
      look at the US and China’s trade yourself, or suggest?
  19. Antares
    Antares 19 February 2018 14: 48
    +1
    The fact that the United States is everywhere promoting its interests and its producers is understandable, moreover, it is correct (capitalism, business, etc.)
    Why is there writing and pressing the Russian Federation? They generally use all means in competition (no matter what they are called)
    The Russian Federation has not yet been pressed, but Iran and the DPRK are much tougher pressed.
    And it does not follow from this that Russian weapons suddenly became better than American ones. Weapons are business, politics is business ... An article is not nearly better than American behavior. Promote the same. Both countries in capitalism. Both are promoted by capitalist methods.
    As for Israel and howling, it would be interesting to hear the opinion of representatives ... because I do not trust the author of the article. He uses the same tricks and blames the competitor.
  20. orsker
    orsker 19 February 2018 16: 17
    0
    Do not press, but try to press.
  21. tank64rus
    tank64rus 19 February 2018 20: 57
    0
    Nothing personal just business! And that’s all for amers, this is their essence and contempt for other nations.
  22. Stavr Godinovich
    Stavr Godinovich 19 February 2018 22: 17
    0
    You want to die quickly. why not? Free will !!! Only we will not take prisoners - died so died !!!
  23. acetophenon
    acetophenon 19 February 2018 23: 16
    0
    Quote: Ye Hua
    In China, everyone loves the USSR

    It is easy to love that which is not.
  24. Snakebyte
    Snakebyte 20 February 2018 08: 42
    +1
    The problem for the United States is that Russia is the only country in the world outside of their sphere of global control, which has preserved the potential of innovative solutions in the field of military-industrial technologies. And not just kept, but continues to increase it. And in some areas definitely goes ahead. As for the degree of scientific and technical breakthroughs of their "know-how", and for the key criterion for the world market criterion "cost-effectiveness".

    Simply put, modern Russian tanks, submarines, anti-aircraft missile systems shoot and fall better than the American ones. And at the same time, they cost much less. That is, in conditions of real competition in at least a relatively free market, these systems are doomed to mass demand. Separate flashes of which are observed today.

    That's just “for some reason” these unique products can be included only at a 50% discount (S-400 Turkey), for their own credit (Su-30 Venezuela), for palm oil and sending an astronaut (Su-30 and Su-35 Indonesia) . The exception is China, but it buys for copy.
    As for the "cheapness" of domestic products, then:
    On January 2, 2018, the U.S. Air Force entered into an agreement with Boeing in the amount of $ 193,64 million for the supply of an additional 6000 guided SDB bombs, including for export supplies under the Foreign Military Sales program (Saudi Arabia, Japan, Israel, Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore).
    On the same day, domestic media reported that India would purchase 240 high-precision guided bombs from Russia ... for $ 196 million.
    What kind of bombs are these if the American ones cost about 32,3 thousand dollars apiece, and the Russian ones - 816,7 thousand dollars apiece. They probably have a very large diameter, 30 times more ...
    http://www.milconskam.com/news.php?ntitle=1609045