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"Preemptive provocations" of Russia. Is there any powder in the flasks?

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Today, more than ever, the smell of war. Americans have long believed that a military clash with Russia is quite possible, which both we and they had previously ruled out. And they want to try their strength in Syria by attacking government troops, and this will provoke Russia into a military response. A clash between Russia and the United States in Syria may look like a mutual short exchange of such blows that would not lead to a situation where one of the parties feels threatened by its existence, which could cause the use of nuclear weapons. When such a situation occurs, the parties will stop, grab the phones and negotiate. Everything else in the form of propaganda war, in which we, as always, lose, will be later.


The situation for us is not the best, to put it mildly. Our allies and friends in the CIS behave somewhat strangely. Kazakhstan suddenly became friends with the United States, Belarus glances from side to side, there are no disagreements between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Everything has been clear with Georgia for a long time, Ukraine declared Russia an aggressor. Unlike our CIS, which is keeping silent about the return of Crimea to Russia, the European Union supported England, without demanding any proof of Russia's guilt in the Skripl case (they unconditionally believed mentally abnormal May, which looks like an elementary deal). The Americans work hard in our CIS, they "work" with us, but because of the complete stupidity of our liberals and their misunderstanding of the Russian nation, little happens, rather the opposite effect.

Our relations with Turkey, which is able to let us down at any moment, are extremely unreliable. In particular, due to the ever-changing Turkish position, Gazprom will dispose of 700 kilometers of gas pipes and a pumping station destined for the Turkish stream. And what are the statements of Turkey in the Crimea!

Clever, cunning and unreliable as partners Iranians. A special place is occupied by China, which does not lift a finger in a difficult situation for Russia, if this can cause even the slightest cost to Chinese national interests. True, China in connection with the impudent actions of England in the case of Skrypal, timidly expressed his disagreement with the British, giving us a reason to count on his support. I'm not talking about the open hostility of the former ATS allies and the Baltic countries. Here we are all alone against the whole West! Worse does not happen.

And how the West behaves! I am convinced that a quite definite plan and order of actions, so to speak, plan “B”, has been built and implemented against Russia after a failed attempt to influence the election of the president of Russia.

The incriminated Russian interference in the elections of the United States, Britain, France and Germany, the Skripal case, as well as the disgraces with our athletes, are links in one chain. Do not expect any evidence of Russia's innocence, the OPCW will not go against everyone for the sake of Russia, and at best, leave a situation of uncertainty that will completely satisfy the West.

The United Nations also follows the lead of the United States, feeding itself from Uncle Sam’s hand, and the United Nations doesn’t really need the United Nations, which the West completely ignores international law.

As for Ukraine and its role in the current situation, it generally stands "sideways", just in case, but it may be necessary, then the Americans will provoke us to attack the APU in order to continue the aggression started against us.

England’s assertion about Russia's "chemical attack" is too serious. Russia, firstly, attacked England, and secondly, used prohibited weapons. I suppose that mentally abnormal May is on the very "red" line, another half-step - and the war. It is clear that it was not she who invented this situation with Skripal, helped by the United States in response to the Americans ’attempts by our military to strike Assad in response to their use of chemical weapons - I believe an unexpected turn for us. May apparently promised a carrot in the form of loosening upon leaving the European Union. Remember history the beginning of two world wars-all the same custom provocations. Means war?

I do not think that we should immediately grab the machine, at least for now. There is a tiny window of opportunity. But the answer in any case should be extremely tough, otherwise the provocations will continue. It seems that Russia could present England with an ultimatum: within 24 hours, provide all available information on the use of toxic substances in connection with the Skripl case. Failure to provide information should lead to a rupture of diplomatic relations with England (with other countries that supported England, it would be possible to get stressed mildly, except for particularly odious ones, of course). All non-profit organizations fed by England must be expelled from the country. Tangibly and openly increase the combat readiness of the RF Armed Forces, primarily the SNF; send forces VKS and Navy for combat duty around the islands.



It would be important to stop all trade with England, including cutting off gas. Yes, this is a blow to our economy, but you have to pay. It would be possible to demand an immediate personal meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States on a neutral territory, for example, in Finland. In the end, one could raise the issue of a military alliance with China and other Asian countries.

Still, further provocations from the West should be expected. They will try to infringe upon our rights in the UN and its Security Council. We can be disconnected from the SWIFT system, go to the abandonment of our oil and gas that will hit our budget, like a crowbar on the head. Everything else is already in the sanctions.

Well, what is Russia doing? So far, nothing special. We sit in a deaf defense, defend ourselves and justify ourselves, which seems to be becoming our natural state, in which one can hardly expect success. Or we do not have other opportunities, and we are not able to carry out proactive provocations ourselves with setting ultimatums?

Sadly all this.
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  1. savage1976
    savage1976 31 March 2018 05: 45
    +16
    But maybe not everything is sad, for example, as is known in the war, the attacker spends 3-5 times more forces and resources than the defender, and there are several times more losses. Of course, there is no way to win a defense war, but the time has not yet come for our attack.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 31 March 2018 06: 53
      +16
      Quote: savage1976
      Or maybe it's not so sad

      I agree with you. The article quite accurately lists the negative foreign policy realities. But are they so negative?
      The original thought in the article, Comrade Vice Admiral hi
      The clash between Russia and the United States in Syria may look like a short mutual exchange of blows that would not lead to a situation where one of the parties begins to feel a threat to its existence

      So it could be in the hands of Russia .. If our Armed Forces can “play” even in a draw, in an open clash with the United States, this will be a huge (and possibly critical) blow to the reputation of Hegemon. And such a strengthening of Russia's role that no provocations will hurt us anymore
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco 31 March 2018 15: 22
        +1
        Quote: Chertt
        So it may be in the hands of Russia ..

        We have a long game in our hands, it seems the GDP said so.
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 31 March 2018 17: 20
          +1
          Quote: Sirocco
          We play into the long game, it seems GDP said so

          I did not hear this speech of him. But in this form, out of context, I see no reason
    2. Stas157
      Stas157 31 March 2018 07: 31
      +5
      Quote: savage1976
      But maybe not everything is sad, for example, as is known in war, an attacker spends 3-5 times more forces and resources than a defender

      Yes, and that is also not necessary to defend! Why waste your energy! Better to relax and have fun. (Sarcasm. For the slow-witted.)
    3. Wilderness
      Wilderness 31 March 2018 08: 39
      +10
      It is only true if the opponents initially set themselves up for war (some are advancing, others are defending). However, the article is a little different. It is about (I don’t know how to call it right) a fleeting fire raid, after which the opponents (who do not set themselves the goal of fighting) diverge in the corners and begin diplomacy (but in a changed alignment of forces). The result is a completely different one (for example, the 41st year) - the victim not only loses equipment and people in large volumes, but also his authority. Some unshakable positions suddenly become shaky, a thought creeps into individual bad heads - can we also do this?
      “Street” diplomacy knows only one way to prevent such situations - from time to time an indicative flogging (for one provocative word or even a daring look, a preventive scuffle to bloody snot, after which comes a long peace).
    4. siberalt
      siberalt 31 March 2018 11: 24
      +2
      Do Europeans need to support American sanctions? The fact that the star-striped "umbrella" has suddenly become leaky and can no longer protect Europe, it gradually begins to reach them. To pay for such an umbrella 2% of GDP, and even lose it on sanctions, become humiliating and extremely expensive. So there was a Russian "chemical attack" on England. But this fake will resolve quickly and then what? Here, either to disperse the European Union and to each "for itself", or to spit on the American hegemony. The alternative is only a war with Russia. And who needs it? winked
    5. Hlavaty
      Hlavaty 31 March 2018 11: 36
      +10
      Quote: savage1976
      Or maybe it's not so sad

      No, it’s not so sad.
      Still sadder! The author has listed all the foreign policy failures of the Russian Federation, and you say that "everything is not so sad." Moreover, without refuting the facts set forth in the article. Is that an attempt at complacency? The desire to remain in illusions and the unwillingness to look at the real world? If this is a mass point of view, then things are really bad for the Russian Federation.
      Quote: savage1976
      as is known in war, the attacker spends 3-5 times more forces and resources than the defender, and there are several times more losses

      The enemies of the Russian Federation have not 3-5 times more resources, but a couple of orders of magnitude more. And besides, in the war they are waging, completely different alignment.
      For example, Ukraine. The United States spent officially only 5 billion dollars on working with it. Well, even if unofficially they spent ten times more. Total 55 billion. And how much is estimated only the material damage caused by the Russian Federation? Hundreds of billions. And non-material damage and impossible to assess. The policy of the Russian Federation not to notice Russians living in the CIS countries already has negative consequences for the Russian Federation itself. And these consequences will still increase when these Russians are “invisible” to the Russian Federation and begin to look for a new national identity: “cross” into Ukrainians, Belarusians, Rusyns ... down to some glades, dregovics and other exotic ones. This means that they will no longer perceive the Russian Federation as something kindred, and therefore the Russian Federation will not see support from them. Rather, others will see her. Like in Ukraine: Russia is the enemy, and its enemies are friends.
      Quote: savage1976
      Of course, we won’t win a defense war, but the time has not yet come for our attack.

      So the Russian Federation does not even defend. Where are the retaliations? The expulsion of diplomats is a caricature shove in the style of Panikovsky-Balaganov: "! - Himself!" Enemies from this, well, does not hurt. Moreover, they rather calculated this reaction of the Russian Federation and now use it for further demonization of the Russian Federation.
      There is no need to even talk about the Gazprom war in Syria. The desire to justify a powerful military presence and billions of expenses by the threat of 3 of thousands of Islamic militants from the CIS, when an entire anti-Russian country is created on the very border of the Russian Federation, Ukraine with a population of tens of millions and a rather large regular army, looks unconvincing.
      With such a defense, the time for an attack may not come at all. There will be no one to attack: they will destroy the Russian Federation into specific principalities and set off against each other.
      1. free_flier
        free_flier 31 March 2018 16: 15
        +5
        You, IMHO, are the same iksperd, as the vice admiral, writing "crowbar" ...
        The level of literacy also speaks of the ability of thinking, wherever you look - all around are just gavnokommandiry (not sts, the letter "l" is not accidentally missing in the word).
      2. ccsr
        ccsr April 1 2018 10: 38
        0
        Quote: Hlavaty
        There is no need to even talk about the Gazprom war in Syria.

        Failure to build the Qatari gas pipeline to Europe through Syria is very beneficial for us - Gazprom will remain the main supplier for Europeans.
        Quote: Hlavaty
        There will be no one to attack: they will destroy the Russian Federation into specific principalities and set off against each other.

        Judging by the presidential election, we are just stronger united than before the events in Ukraine.
        1. Baloo
          Baloo April 1 2018 16: 54
          +1
          Quote: ccsr
          Quote: Hlavaty
          There is no need to even talk about the Gazprom war in Syria.
          Disruption of the construction of the Qatari gas pipeline to Europe through Syria is very beneficial for us - Gazprom will remain the main supplier for Europeans

          Our relations with Turkey, which is capable of failing us at any moment, are extremely unreliable.

          The Turks are hoping for a pipeline from Azerbaijan, and therefore they play on the nerves.
          I forgot who saved him from the coup. Turks have never been and never will be our friends. Not that they have a mentality. only we ourselves can be friends if we unite. And what is there to hear about the arrest of the Dagestan brothers and their connection with the Kremlin towers? I ask, because the info is different, and today is the first of April.
      3. savage1976
        savage1976 April 10 2018 02: 44
        0
        In the 41st, the economic relations of the parties were also not in favor of the USSR and the advantage was not 3-5 times but much more. And where is that advantage now and what did he give? Now the situation is completely different. One of the DPRK's economies is hundreds of times weaker than the United States, its extinction and resources are 20 times weaker, and neither the United States nor the United States by the Stoyuzgiks can and cannot do anything with it. Compare incomparable will not work.
    6. zoolu350
      zoolu350 April 1 2018 20: 57
      0
      You have strange knowledge of the offensive and defense. The attacker focuses 3-5 times the superiority of forces and means only on the breakthrough site. Its losses are greater only during the implementation of a breakthrough defense. When the front is broken, success develops and the losses of the defender can be several times greater than the losses of the attacker. And the time of the counterattack of the oligarchy of the Russian Federation will NEVER come.
    7. Vend
      Vend April 2 2018 10: 30
      0
      We are sitting in a blank defense, defending ourselves and making excuses, which seems to become our natural state, in which success can hardly be expected. Or we have no other possibilities, and we are unable to carry out proactive provocations with the issuing of ultimatums ourselves?
      So now this is the right decision. All accusations of Russia of aggression, lies without evidence. Why give the enemy a trump card in their hands, and without this there will be victory. And an attack will bring more problems than a counterattack.
    8. Nick
      Nick April 4 2018 17: 16
      0
      Quote: savage1976
      It is known in war that the attacker spends 3-5 times more forces and resources than the defender, and there are several times more losses. Of course, there is no way to win a defense war, but the time has not yet come for our attack.

      To grind in the defense of the advancing forces is already half the battle. And then drive the weakened enemy to the den
  2. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 31 March 2018 06: 11
    +10
    What kind of twist is this: "... A special place is occupied by China, which will not lift a finger in a difficult situation for Russia, if it can cause even the slightest cost to Chinese national interests ..."
    Any country "will not lift a finger" if it is not beneficial for its "national interests". All in one pile dumped, China, then how did we interfere with our lives? Will they remember about Damansky again? Well, our ghouls arranged a clowning with the "debunking of the personality cult", and not someone who disgraced the whole world and lost credibility in the union social camp! What is Iran affected? It bothers us, besides the fact that one confronts the Zionists of Israel, by the way, the US allies! Therefore, there will be support for Iran, as a counterweight to the Zionists ... From the CIS, yes, an incomprehensible stir ... What kind of muddy formation, where is the full-blooded military alliance? In general, if you read it, you can see that the article is saturated with hopelessness and pan-propriety, although in fact things are even worse in NATO! With their ostentatious activities, it is real when there is a clash with Russia, who want to get off the NATO train - a great deal of darkness, from Greece to, excuse me, Germany! The Chancellor is eternal, and the Germans are not fools! The only 100% ally of the arrogant Saxons in Europe is Poland, because without NATO and the support of exceptional scum, this state is doomed to be scrapped and will be responsible for all its post-war Russophobia policies! So to read such articles in the morning is not camilpho, moreover, it is unhealthy! It is a pity that real authors, analysts, not copywriters, but Figures do not come to VO, but so far the VO level does not contribute to this, but we hope for the future!
    1. In100gram
      In100gram April 1 2018 20: 10
      0
      Quote: Hurricane70
      The only 100% ally of the arrogant Saxons in Europe is Poland, because without NATO and the support of exceptional scum, this state is doomed to be scrapped and will be responsible for all its post-war Russophobia policies!

      But we have nothing to share with Europe except Poland laughing
  3. astronom1973n
    astronom1973n 31 March 2018 06: 13
    +6
    The threatened period? Then where are the events? Have all the persons liable for military service been assigned, if at all there is where to attribute .... I hope that the upper headquarters, as usual in the images of our wise people, will foresee everything a step further. I hope. In general, after the events we have in In the city, the tragedy of fire, I personally looked at the rally, and especially at the people who were there. Sincerely condolencing the families of the dead, I was perplexed by the rest. The undisguised aggression of the people that did not directly affect this tragedy. in the 41st there will be events, God forbid. Then we go to rallies and give up, indiscriminately demand the resignation of everyone and everything? Or will we unite no matter what and fight back? Time will tell. Let's wait and see.
    1. Dude
      Dude 31 March 2018 09: 17
      +4
      And you yourself, dear, why do you drag a tragedy in Kemerovo here? Yes, and 41-year-old, besides ?! What does this have to do with the topic of the article?
      1. astronom1973n
        astronom1973n 31 March 2018 12: 34
        +2
        Quote: Dude
        And you yourself, dear, why do you drag a tragedy in Kemerovo here? Yes, and 41-year-old, besides ?! What does this have to do with the topic of the article?

        In 41, many individuals perceived the failures of our troops inadequately, spreading panic rumors. They called them alarmists.
        With a smaller number of those who died during the recent tragedy, rumors and mood of a certain category (especially from the opposition), which even this did not concern, are inadequate (mistrust of the authorities, rumors, calls for the removal of certain cases without investigation, "popular lynching "). Thus, in a situation like the year 41, what will these people scream? Personally, this is unpleasant for me. About the threatened period, regarding it, too, is not clear?
    2. ccsr
      ccsr April 1 2018 10: 46
      0
      Quote: astronom1973n
      The threatened period? Then where are the events? Have clarified all those liable for military service, who is assigned to where, if at all there is where to ascribe ...

      Attributes are not needed for a strategic confrontation - let’s get along with the forces of the strategic nuclear forces.
      Against local wars, like 08.08.08 a contract army is enough.
      So the mobresource is now not as relevant as it was in 1941, and therefore you should not think that in the higher echelons of power this is not understood.
      1. astronom1973n
        astronom1973n April 1 2018 11: 07
        +1
        Quote: ccsr
        So mobresource is not so relevant right now

        Do you think so? And replenishment of TNK and VNK at the expense of other parts, that is, again Trishkin Kaftan as in the 94th? The dynamics will be much more active. And think about the control system, especially about the pus, where to replenish their technique similar to .. .on the bhvt there is a junk, and the question is about its serviceability .. ndya.not to mention the coordination of all levels from the ind.preparation of the soldier to the btu, btsu. (this is for mobile resources)
        1. ccsr
          ccsr April 1 2018 11: 39
          0
          Quote: astronom1973n
          Do you think so? And replenishment of TNK and VNK at the expense of other parts, that is, again Trishkin Kaftan as in the 94th?

          I believe that we do not need adventures like the war in Afghanistan, and for all other cases when it is necessary to quickly respond to the invasion of foreign troops of non-nuclear countries, a contract army is enough, and if this is not enough, then the use of tactical nuclear weapons will solve all problems. No need to engage in co-operation - that’s the whole answer to your doubts.
          1. astronom1973n
            astronom1973n April 1 2018 11: 53
            +1
            Quote: ccsr
            quite a contract army

            So you don’t need to make up for the losses (as it is more understandable)? The contractor is immortal like the equipment under his control! winkAnd if something like a rush of vigorous loaf ... lolAnd the whole world is in ruin! wassat
            1. ccsr
              ccsr April 1 2018 20: 02
              0
              Quote: astronom1973n
              So you do not need to make up for the loss (as it is more understandable)?

              The entire war with the United States and NATO will end in a few hours. So you don’t have to make up for any losses - there will be no one to fight.
              Quote: astronom1973n
              And the whole world is in ruin!

              This is what Putin said - he said that there would be no world without Russia. This is our trump card in all negotiations with the West.
              1. zoolu350
                zoolu350 April 1 2018 21: 06
                0
                Quote: ccsr
                This is what Putin said - he said that there would be no world without Russia. This is our trump card in all negotiations with the West.

                Well, the hired manager of the oligarchy of the Russian Federation says a lot, but this trump card he never even shook, but plums have become commonplace.
                1. ccsr
                  ccsr April 2 2018 12: 14
                  0
                  Quote: zoolu350
                  but with this trump card he never even shook

                  Our general secretaries also did not rattle their arms during the Helsinki meeting, but the whole world knew that we would not allow our destruction. Why does Putin constantly have to remind about this - a hint is enough, and those who need it already understood everything.
                  1. zoolu350
                    zoolu350 April 3 2018 04: 17
                    0
                    The power of the USSR was real and did not raise doubts, and the “power” of the Russian Federation is a PR image. And the Fed owners are well aware of this.
                    1. ccsr
                      ccsr April 3 2018 18: 50
                      0
                      Quote: zoolu350
                      The power of the USSR was real and did not raise doubts, and the “power” of the Russian Federation is a PR image. And the Fed owners are well aware of this.

                      Do not belittle the current power of Russia, at least militarily. The question is not in the power itself - the main question is whether our supreme will be able to use it at a critical moment without looking back at anyone. This is the main criterion for our power in the current situation.
                      1. zoolu350
                        zoolu350 April 5 2018 11: 27
                        0
                        Nuclear weapons went to the Russian Federation from the USSR. Armor of titanium on the stag. I think Sechins, Vickselbergs and Chubais can answer your question.
  4. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 31 March 2018 06: 54
    +17
    What is happening in the world and in our country causes conflicting thoughts and feelings: from perplexity to rage from the complete inaction of the authorities or they live there on the principle of “after us at least a flood”. If today we do not take up the “fifth column” with all the severity of the Law and do not begin to adequately and severely respond to all the meannesses of the West, then we can lose Russia as the USSR,
    and scum who "have such a profession to betray their homeland" is now abound. To send diplomats, close consulates is just half measures, is it not time to deliver the main blow to the enemies inside Russia and close the "sharashkin offices", such as the Yeltsin Center, which are the viper's nest of subversive intelligence services of the West ?! And it’s enough to consider Western cheaters to be such gentlemen, because before cheaters in decent society they hit on the head with candelabra-s and what prevents us (or who) from doing this now ??? !!!! And the funniest thing is that Russia continues to supply strategic things such as titanium components for Boeing (which is the main supplier of the Pentagon) and rocket engines for the American Atlas, to the USA, by means of which the United States launches weapons systems against us or as always "... just business gentlemen and nothing personal ..."!
    1. Svidetel 45
      Svidetel 45 April 1 2018 00: 51
      +1
      Well, yes, "it’s just business, and nothing else," but you can recall how in 41, when German bombers were already flying to our borders, trains still went from the USSR to Germany with bread.
      1. zoolu350
        zoolu350 April 1 2018 21: 10
        0
        Distort. Deliveries were made until the outbreak of the war, and then only mutual destruction, but the owners of the Fed traded with Euroreich No. 1 even after the outbreak of war. Just like the oligarchy of the Russian Federation supplying the Armed Forces in the Donbass.
    2. Wilderness
      Wilderness April 1 2018 09: 02
      +4
      I venture to incur considerable abuse, but I think that it is not worth closing the Yeltsin Center. This is just a building, you can say a museum (in the original sense). It is enough to place there a permanent exhibition on the topic: it was (before Yeltsin) - it became (with him). And by sections: education, medicine, living standards of different segments of the population (90s), and so on. Separately quotes of all these scum of the time (now they said then the nonsense their followers try not to mention))). I think on the topic of historical lessons, this will be stronger than any propaganda.
    3. In100gram
      In100gram April 1 2018 20: 19
      0
      Quote: kartalovkolya
      And the funniest thing is that Russia continues to supply strategic things such as titanium components to the most ardent enemies for Boeing (which is the main supplier of the Pentagon)

      Oh how! And apparently for military aircraft. Aircraft production cannot now be national. By definition, even a Boeing and an airbase cannot completely make an airplane itself. And this is somewhat good
  5. samarin1969
    samarin1969 31 March 2018 07: 02
    +12
    “But the answer in any case should be extremely harsh, otherwise the provocations will continue. It seems that Russia could present an ultimatum to England: within 24 hours, provide all available information on the use of toxic substances in connection with the Skripal case. Failure to provide information should lead to a break diplomatic relations with England ... All non-profit organizations fed by England must be expelled from the country. It is sensible and open to increase the combat readiness of the RF Armed Forces, above all, the strategic nuclear forces; to direct the forces of the air forces and navy for combat duty around the islands "...
    The leadership of the Russian Federation is not the Politburo, and not the State Council of the Empire. All this is from the realm of fiction, unfortunately.
    1. AIR
      AIR 31 March 2018 22: 48
      +4
      It's a pity.....
  6. svp67
    svp67 31 March 2018 07: 19
    +2
    In particular, due to the ever-changing Turkish position, Gazprom will utilize 700 km of gas pipes and a pumping station intended for the Turkish Stream.
    And why dispose of it right away? The possibility of reuse, which is not considered at all?
    And what are the statements of Turkey in the Crimea!
    So Turkey does not hide that it has its own views. Moreover, a large diaspora of Crimean Tatars lives in Turkey, and this is Erdogan’s support.
  7. akunin
    akunin 31 March 2018 07: 28
    0
    /// Our allies and friends in the CIS behave somewhat strangely. /// Our relations with Turkey are extremely unreliable ///
    Smart, cunning and unreliable as partners, Iranians. A special place is occupied by China, which does not even lift a finger in a difficult situation for Russia /// correctly, everyone thinks about their national interests, but only we (our leadership) about world peace and the special role of Russia. there are no allies, and partners should be used to the maximum and are not afraid to “throw them” if it is beneficial for the country. “Why do we need peace without Russia?” (V. Putin) - I completely agree with the guarantor.
  8. Waddimm
    Waddimm 31 March 2018 08: 15
    +1
    Russia could present an ultimatum to England: within 24 hours, provide all available information on the use of toxic substances in connection with the Skripal case. Failure to provide information should lead to the severance of diplomatic relations with England ...

    Here the author is called: "removed from the tongue!"
    Indeed, the accusations are too serious for the answer to be solely mirrored. Such an answer is a demonstration of weakness.
    But this is a process, and the question is something else. What are the goals of this overt provocation and how much have they been achieved?
    If one of the goals of this operation was a demonstration of the capabilities of the "civilized world" to act coherently, according to a single plan against Russia, in conditions of lack of information and time, then such a demonstration was a success. Most countries easily and promptly complied with the instructions on the expulsion of Russian diplomats in the clear absence of any evidence!
    What is this demonstration for? Perhaps this is a response to the message of the President of the Russian Federation (slides against slides, so to speak ..), a good example of the fact that we are in any case a clear minority and must unquestioningly fulfill any of their requirements, or not the “civilized world” ....
    And here we would have to demonstrate the will to resist, that is, to present an ultimatum to the country that instigated the provocation, and why this did not happen is another question ...
    1. Andrey Sukharev
      Andrey Sukharev 31 March 2018 08: 43
      +4
      Just remember, gentlemen, cheers, 1914. Then, too, they shouted about a quick victory that "we will show them!" ended with millions of victims of RUSSIAN people and a destroyed country.
      Is Syrian oil worth the lives of our boys?
      1. Mestny
        Mestny 31 March 2018 09: 28
        +8
        Understand, comrades cheers traitors.
        In this situation, abandoning Syria is tantamount to losing the ongoing war.
        This would be the first significant step towards regaining full control of the West over the country. and definitely death.
        Now, as 1914, too, they shout about a quick victory and "we will show them" - they just do it in NATO.
        And further. Then in 1917 no one conquered Russia from the outside by force of arms. Quite the contrary - inside the country, agitators and fighters against the regime rocked the situation before the revolution. And the country yes, perished.
        But you, comrades cheers-traitors, are not comfortable talking about this.
        It is much more convenient to tell nonsense that we will again make a revolution here and build a just state. And the external enemy will stand and wait - until we become strong again.
        1. Andrey Sukharev
          Andrey Sukharev 31 March 2018 16: 42
          +5
          And who offers you to abandon Syria? No one is forbidding to pump up Assad’s army, as well as Iran and Hezbollah, there is an option to support Argentina in the dispute over the Malvins. Britain and the United States have a bunch of sensitive points where you can prick, and do not stupidly climb into the mess ourselves. We have our own sore point - Ukraine, and it needs to be addressed. And the interests of Rosneft in Syria to me personally on the drum
        2. tornado
          tornado 31 March 2018 23: 44
          0
          Sergei, in 1914 they did not “conquer” just because they did not set such a task. The Germans then had a major interest on the western front.
      2. Wilderness
        Wilderness 31 March 2018 09: 59
        +6
        There is an earlier example - the Russo-Japanese War. Also because of the dough, the same pseudo-patriotic pumping: remember what posters you painted - "... these slanting ... oh ..... we don’t know how to fight, but our admiral Rozhdestvensky will show them !!!"
  9. cedar
    cedar 31 March 2018 08: 43
    +3
    "..What is Russia doing? So far, nothing special. We are sitting in a defensive defense, defending ourselves and making excuses, which seem to become our natural state, in which success can hardly be expected. Or we have no other opportunities, and we are incapable of ourselves to carry out proactive provocations with issuing ultimatums?
    It's all sad. "


    If a military man, Vice Admiral says that the war has smelled and does not see that it has been going on for four years, but sums it up completely like a civilian, then this is a big minus to him.
    Stop spreading puddles in millions of articles and billions of comments about the next state of emergency.
    The president was elected by a majority vote. Why, that would stop the state of emergency with which we spread rot and destroy us.
    Therefore, after the first election step, the following is needed. Namely, the demand of those who voted for him was to impose, if not martial law, then a state of emergency. Article 88 of the Constitution allows Putin to do this, and we demand it. They will not stop pushing us, pulling the rubber further - it will continue to suffer defeats and bear bitter losses and scolding.
    It is sad that the vice admiral did not conclude his article with such a conclusion, BUT ... there are other admirals and generals, and there is the leader of the National Liberation Movement, President Putin.
    We demand extraordinary powers to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
    Sovereignty. Russia. Putin!
  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 31 March 2018 08: 44
    +5
    So we were left alone against the whole West! There is no worse.

    It turns out that our allies are our Army and Navy. There is no particular trust in others.
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 31 March 2018 09: 31
      -1
      It turns out, it turns out.
      And the last 300 years. In exactly the moment Russia looked out of a freshly cut window to Europe.
    2. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 31 March 2018 14: 51
      +1
      Quote: aszzz888
      So we were left alone against the whole West! There is no worse.

      It turns out that our allies are our Army and Navy. There is no particular trust in others.

      Since Europe was liberated from Napoleon, intrigues began immediately against Russia.
      1. Andrey Sukharev
        Andrey Sukharev 31 March 2018 16: 53
        0
        Because no one in Europe asked us to release us. They lived quietly anyway
        1. Svidetel 45
          Svidetel 45 April 1 2018 01: 01
          +1
          Because our "elite" then opposed Napoleon for the sake of English goods, began to rake in the heat of the hands of Russian soldiers for the interests of England, and in the interests of Russia it would be the other way around, with it to crush the nursery of intrigue and tearing up on the European continent,
    3. Aland
      Aland 31 March 2018 23: 07
      0
      It turns out that our allies are our Army and Navy
      But in another way it never was and never will be
  11. vsk1945
    31 March 2018 08: 48
    +5
    The main idea of ​​the article is that Russia needs a tangible response from the West, but it does not (we are not talking about the use of military force). Snotty English, the so-called Minister of Defense, advised Russia to "step aside and shut up." Do you like it? But this is an unheard of insult to Russia! And we sent 23 of their diplomat as a mirror response - and all?
    The Israeli political scientist Jacob Kedmi correctly assesses the situation in the programs of V.R.Soloviev: the worst thing for the USA is the rapprochement between Russia and China. The liquidation of Russia as a political player and economic partner is the first blow to China, that is, a blow to the weakest link (to the Russian economy). The main goal of the Americans is to get Russia out of the game (out of a bundle with China), and without Russia with China it will be easier to figure it out.
    But the Chinese, as always, are waiting, "watching the battle of the titans from the mountain," which is sad. As for England, it had to be punished severely (breaking diplomatic relations), but someone seemed to feel sorry for the accumulations stored there.
    1. Alber
      Alber 31 March 2018 20: 02
      +1
      Quote: vsk1945
      As for England, it had to be punished severely (to break diplomatic relations), but

      An Englishwoman should literally break. This rubbish has been spoiling us for hundreds of years ...
  12. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 31 March 2018 08: 53
    +9
    Dear Vladimir Sergeevich! Well, what kind of partners? You can only rely on yourself! These very partners perfectly see that the people of Russia for the most part do not support the current Russian government and are looking for where it is better!
    I wrote and am writing: the country in which the bulk of the people has a nationally oriented leader and elite is invincible, supports him, shares his ideas and believes in power! None of the above in Russia! Generally!
    Everything else is from crafty manipulators trying to provoke false patriotism, driving the degree of hysteria about the attack of the West to an unprecedented height!
    1. Severe
      Severe 31 March 2018 19: 48
      0
      What friend did you fall from what oak tree? If you don’t know, then the elections showed the opposite of your statements! Just Smiled Up X-Perd laughing laughing
      1. andrej-shironov
        andrej-shironov April 1 2018 08: 53
        +1
        smile Save the label to the pumpkin.
    2. AIR
      AIR 31 March 2018 22: 58
      +1
      What a peremptory statement about the people !!!! It seems that this is a vision from behind a hill ... At its core, the people just support the existing government. The election result speaks about this. You have not traveled in minibuses for a long time and have not heard what people are talking about. Just then Putin won deservedly. Yes, and we do not have hysteria about the West. Rather lazily we observe how the West is hysterical ....
      1. Andrey Sukharev
        Andrey Sukharev April 1 2018 06: 14
        +2
        The election result shows what a plan of popular love was planned from above and launched in the local IR. I don’t know what routes you go, people don’t discuss Putin with us ...
      2. andrej-shironov
        andrej-shironov April 1 2018 08: 55
        +1
        Oleg, do not trust the sensations, they often deceive. And stop watching TV already, get off the propaganda needle! You can’t live all your life stoned.
  13. tasha
    tasha 31 March 2018 09: 01
    +1
    Or we have no other possibilities, and we are unable to carry out proactive provocations with the issuing of ultimatums ourselves?

    Controversial statement. Let us nevertheless think and hope that certain steps are being taken by the authorized services of our country. But to knock with a boot, to bomb everyone left and right, to seize other people's ships - a lot of mind is not necessary.
    On soft paws you need to do everything ... winked
    1. zoolu350
      zoolu350 April 1 2018 21: 18
      0
      A hint of another HPP? And did a lot on soft paws?
  14. BAI
    BAI 31 March 2018 09: 31
    +2
    Our allies and friends in the CIS behave somewhat strangely.

    Yes, we have no friends and allies. England in its provocation actively (by actions) was supported by more than 20 countries. Russia, when the Turks shot down an airplane, is nobody, even verbally.
    And with all due respect to the author:
    . In particular, due to the ever-changing Turkish position, Gazprom will utilize 700 km of gas pipes and a pumping station intended for the Turkish Stream.

    Where is it from? The South Stream is being dismantled through Bulgaria. A blue stream through Turkey is under construction.
    1. ccsr
      ccsr April 2 2018 12: 19
      0
      Quote: BAI
      A blue stream through Turkey is under construction.

      In fact, the Blue Stream was put into operation back in 2002. The construction of the Turkish Stream, which replaced the South Stream, is underway.
  15. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 31 March 2018 09: 43
    +10
    And what is the solution? Sitting on the defensive is all that remains for us. The USSR had an idea. This idea itself was supported by hundreds of millions of people around the world. We had allies. Always and everywhere, even in the citadel of the most archenemy. Now there is no idea.
    So acting ruled the Western world. Do you need an ally? Pay. And pay more than your opponents. Help is needed? Pay. Need simple empathy? Pay. Pay-pay-pay-pay! Applied for the status of a world power? All wallets are wide open! And then we really have nothing, there was a trifle, and we took it all to our main enemy.
    You can fight with a healthy, strong economy and a united people. Funny, huh? You can offer something to countries that are crushed by Western thieves. Are our thieves less thieves? Well, well ... We can offer military assistance. And for a long time fighting spirit is enough - to fight for alien eccentrics? Returning home every time, and then who are you? Well, in comparison with the unconditional master of life, including yours - by any petty and tiniest official. He steals more a day than you have earned with blood in your whole life, but that’s not even the point. He’s right in everything! And you are nobody ...
    Fighting spirit, unity, elbow feeling ... We will win.
    "From the back so clean check!
    Just move the crown to one side
    Well, so as not to hang on my ears ... "
  16. Waddimm
    Waddimm 31 March 2018 09: 51
    +1
    Quote: tasha

    On soft paws you need to do everything ...:

    Necessary. When it is justified by some purpose. And when the goal is to protect the country's reputation and its right to sovereignty, then adequate answers must be given. There is an answer to the expulsion of diplomats, but no answer to the allegations made publicly and cynically, because the answer must be, in this case, both public and cynical, that is, adequate!
  17. Ascetic
    Ascetic 31 March 2018 10: 26
    +7
    Or we have no other possibilities, and we are unable to carry out proactive provocations with the issuing of ultimatums ourselves?

    Shurik, this is not our method ... Provocations and hysteria are an indicator of powerlessness and the destiny of the weak, and then too much for our elite is a great admiration for the civilized West, so the more raids, the better for the country and people when there is nowhere to run and withdraw capital acquired by overwork, maybe they will steal less ...
    And therefore, wait, we will not make sudden movements, let us poke around in our shit, the more the enemy fusses, the more the number of mistakes made by him increases.
    1. zoolu350
      zoolu350 April 1 2018 21: 25
      0
      And your method is the constant plums to the owners of the Fed? But Herr Hitler, when he crushed the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after the provocation, did not know that the EU No. 1 is weak. Yes, and the owners of the Fed after provocations decided a bunch of countries, but you have them all the same weak. Marasmus.
  18. evil partisan
    evil partisan 31 March 2018 11: 44
    +4
    To play on internal contradictions both in the EU and in the USA is not easy, but very simple. yes The racial problem in the USA and the problem of migrants (especially from Africa, B. East and Afghanistan) in the EU are the easiest for this. True, in order to ignite these problems, it will be necessary to conduct anti-moral and anti-human actions. Is our state ready to go for such actions - a big question ...
  19. nikvic46
    nikvic46 31 March 2018 11: 55
    +2
    Diplomacy must be very flexible. And mirrored responses may not always bring positive results.
    It’s no secret that some of the diplomats are associated with anti-state activities. And if such diplomats are on the hook of our security agencies, why send them away, we must continue to “work with them.” Find out their connections, type of subversive activities, etc. Knowing that America is undergoing a process of extreme suspicion, it was necessary to select a number of countries and
    not to send one or two diplomats one at a time. Then the West raises the question of why Russia has treated these countries so gently.
  20. Radikal
    Radikal 31 March 2018 12: 52
    +1
    Quote: astronom1973n
    Quote: Dude
    And you yourself, dear, why do you drag a tragedy in Kemerovo here? Yes, and 41-year-old, besides ?! What does this have to do with the topic of the article?

    In 41, many individuals perceived the failures of our troops inadequately, spreading panic rumors. They called them alarmists.
    With a smaller number of those who died during the recent tragedy, rumors and mood of a certain category (especially from the opposition), which even this did not concern, are inadequate (mistrust of the authorities, rumors, calls for the removal of certain cases without investigation, "popular lynching "). Thus, in a situation like the year 41, what will these people scream? Personally, this is unpleasant for me. About the threatened period, regarding it, too, is not clear?

    That is, you “deny” the opposition the right to emotions regarding the possible culprits of the Kemerovo tragedy, and V.R. Solovyov can do this, because he is an adherent, “shout” and “herald” of the Guarantor, is it so ?! winked
  21. sabakina
    sabakina 31 March 2018 13: 04
    +3
    like a crowbar on a boske.
    Well, if the deputy admiral has a retired boshka, then I'm Silver's parrot. Or maybe he did not mean a head, but something lower than a belt?
  22. Normal ok
    Normal ok 31 March 2018 13: 53
    +1
    In the end, the question of a military alliance with China and other Asian countries could be raised.

    As mentioned above, the article itself said that China would not lift a finger if it was not profitable for it. Even less can one rely on "other Asian countries."
  23. gorenina91
    gorenina91 31 March 2018 14: 28
    +8
    - Inside Russia, there is a “fifth column” ... -this is the Russian oligarchs ... -Yes ... it’s the oligarchs .. and not those pathetic throats who can arrange a miserable rally and portray something in the press ... - The oligarchs own the colossal financial and material resources of Russia ... -If there is a mortal threat for Russia .., then the whole oligarchy will simply go over to the side of the enemy ... -Will have to put forward new “mini-and firefighters” again to save Our Fatherland ... - But ... isn’t it easier to “foresee” all this in advance ...
  24. naidas
    naidas 31 March 2018 16: 10
    +5
    We are sitting in a blank defense ...
    In Crimea, in sanctions, in sports, in diplomats, Russia is there.
    This is because we have one Putin for everything, the rest receive a considerable salary and everything suits them.
    And further, Russia will be on the defensive according to SWIFT and other ideas of the West.
  25. avk1968
    avk1968 31 March 2018 16: 19
    +1
    “And we sent 23 of their diplomats as a mirror response - and that’s all?”

    Already 50 ... Although the author is right - tougher is necessary, tougher with the British!
  26. VeteranVSSSR
    VeteranVSSSR 31 March 2018 16: 24
    0
    Tvice admiral, hawthorn, why did you oppose?!, scribble such articles. No, I understand everything, there are only enemies all around, but ... everyone is friends with a strong one and, therefore, the beginning of the article should sound like this:
    ,, ... we will renounce the old world ... '', ,, ... we will destroy the whole world of violence, and then .... ''
    It’s me why, in a country like Russia, it’s stupid to look for allies !!!, because the weak and weak should themselves look for this alliance. And to this day, what do we see ?, right Nee-Che-Go !!!
    You are worried about Ukraine (you aren’t there?), But you (m) have been declared an aggressor, answer the same: all Ukrainians in the (Melyavskikh, Tsikalov, etc., etc.) camp, with
    couple for the development of skiing and biathlon ...
    And ... whoever was nothing, that will become everything ... ''
    1. avk1968
      avk1968 31 March 2018 16: 44
      +2
      That's who the hawthorn "opposed", it is clear, Mr. VeteranVSSSR! You still need to learn Russian language and spelling! And also history would not hurt (I'm talking about allies!).
  27. Kelwin
    Kelwin 31 March 2018 17: 17
    0
    Given the set of surprises for the West over the past few years, we must assume that everything needs to be done. And there will be a surprise again)
  28. proletarian
    proletarian 31 March 2018 17: 55
    +3
    Why provocations, put an ultimatum to London: If within 48 hours you do not provide conclusive evidence of Russia's guilt or apologize (with the complete lifting of all sanctions, then after 48 hours we will "gouge" the headquarters of your "stsuchi" MI6.
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  30. andrew xnumx
    andrew xnumx 31 March 2018 18: 27
    +2
    We must respond more actively, but we are either indecisive or the hand of the oligarchs is visible here, faithfully looking to the West.
  31. Yuri Korabelsky
    Yuri Korabelsky 31 March 2018 18: 30
    +3
    Nothing terrible is happening! Just Russia is falling into place! And not how much we do not hesitate, we are doing our job! Everything has its time ! And do not attack us because they are afraid! And we do not make sudden movements on what we are waiting for when they (our ill-wishers) make a very bitter mistake! It is necessary not just to tumble them down into the very tomatoes, but also to do something with them later .............. So we think about it! In general, you need to deal with them as wisely as possible! Not just a saber to wash and usefully!
  32. Bo Yari
    Bo Yari 31 March 2018 18: 32
    +3
    So we were left alone against the whole West! There is no worse. Yes, not against the West, but against the whole world.
    1. Svidetel 45
      Svidetel 45 April 1 2018 01: 13
      +2
      And Russia has always been alone against the whole world, such is its fate. She never had allies, or could be considered allies of the Warsaw Treaty country? They were while our troops were standing there, and as they were withdrawn, they immediately rushed into NATO in a friendly crowd. And in the 2nd MV there were no allies, these allies had not yet ended the war, and they were already preparing plans for a war with us, with the USSR.
  33. PANTELEIMON
    PANTELEIMON 31 March 2018 18: 48
    0
    The author here speaks of the "complete stupidity of our liberals." Who does he mean? After all, our liberals are yesterday's communist leaders, business executives who destroyed the Soviet Union and privatized the means of production.
  34. Vladimir Perelomov
    Vladimir Perelomov 31 March 2018 18: 56
    +2
    In general, in addition to gas, we have nothing to put. And when the west can do without Russian gas, then the tale ends. About Vovka illiterate, from the far away kingdom.
  35. suharev-52
    suharev-52 31 March 2018 18: 58
    +4
    Why be surprised. If there is discord inside the country. If there is no intelligible national idea capable of consolidating the people. If a small part of the population seized power, robbing Russia
    Our poet Rubtsov has words that very accurately reflect the essence of the situation.
    Russia! RUSSIA! Keep yourself keep
    Protect your forests and valleys
    Look, they came again
    Other times Tatars and Mongols.
    And great doubts gnaw me that some of the people will rush to defend Mordashev or Abramovich,
    in which case. They will not defend them, but ...... MOTHERLAND. Sincerely.
  36. Mikhail Zubkov
    Mikhail Zubkov 31 March 2018 19: 03
    +4
    The retired vice-admiral Kryazhev, the author of this cry up, can answer a closer question to him - where did TWO THREE SOVIET NAVIES go for the years of his admiralty? Because Russia had saved this Soviet Navy at least half the number of pennants, then the conversation with the former "mistress of the seas", and now small Britain, would now be different. And the “gunboat diplomacy,” which the brave admiral essentially offers, would not be seen as a “spring greetings from neurotics,” but as something basically feasible. Where did the FIVE HUNDRED (rounded) ships of one KChF go, which in 1991 had more than 800 ships and ships, and now barely 300, and smaller in terms of displacement and the number of really trained and combat-ready crews? What, the glorious admiral had no direct relation to this state failure, even the crime in which all or almost all of the admiralty of the USSR, and then the Yeltsin’s RF of the 90s, actively participated? Modern diplomacy, including military diplomacy, now has to be flexible - while preserving, however, integrity, in contrast to the admiralty suddenly screaming up. Enter the mind, admirals! Count and compare the number of fleets - at least in this be useful to the state ...
    1. Palagecha
      Palagecha 31 March 2018 19: 35
      +4
      I would have generally canceled their pension ... they didn’t deserve it! But they love to memoir about their labor exploits for the good of the country. None of them said that yes, we were scared and silent, we didn’t give a damn about the country, the fleet, and honor .. .Admiral pension more expensive!
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  38. Sergey_I
    Sergey_I 31 March 2018 19: 21
    0
    Quote: Bo Yariy
    against the whole world.

    And what to do when the whole company is not keeping up, one foreman is keeping up?
  39. staviator
    staviator 31 March 2018 19: 33
    +3
    It would be important to stop all trade with England, including shutting off gas to them. Yes, this is a blow to our economy, but you will have to pay.
    The fact is that they will find a replacement for our gas, it will cost them much more, but their economy will stand it, and ours? And if everyone starts to terminate the contracts, as if in solidarity as with Skripal. Putin said that we will not impose sanctions who will harm our economy, understands that things are shitty.
    1. Svidetel 45
      Svidetel 45 April 1 2018 01: 22
      0
      Well, yes, you have to tighten your belts, and what to do, but firstly, until the 70s we generally did not drive any gas and no oil over the hill, and somehow managed, and secondly, the West is now not the only major consumer of our gas, the center of world industry, real production is now moving to Asia, maybe China and other Asian countries will not become our allies, but they will not break off economic relations beneficial for themselves to please the West either.
      So the situation is not rosy, but it’s too early to scream that everything is gone.
      1. staviator
        staviator April 1 2018 11: 35
        0
        Quote: Svidetel 45
        but firstly, until the 70s we generally did not drive any gas and no oil over the hill, and somehow we managed,

        Even as they drove, starting in 1920, the break was only for the time of the war. The country needed the currency, but of course not in the same amount as now.
        China and other Asian countries will not become our allies, but they will not break off economic relations beneficial for themselves to please the West either.
        Europe, for the sake of the United States, has lost its lucrative contracts at a loss, isn’t it?
  40. Murlyka cat
    Murlyka cat 31 March 2018 20: 02
    +1
    So maybe it’s time it’s not time to call up the reserve personnel for the training camp, but to create self-defense units at the place of residence of the same reserve personnel?
  41. muhomor
    muhomor 31 March 2018 20: 43
    +3
    Now Russia is spread rot and its feet are being wiped. The scandal with diplomats showed the degree of cohesion of US vassals. But our answer is somewhat sluggish and more like an attempt to justify ourselves. Probably all the same it is necessary to answer tougher impudently and boorishly.
    1. ccsr
      ccsr April 1 2018 20: 08
      0
      Quote: muhomor
      Now Russia is spread rot and its feet are being wiped.

      If this were so, then instead of Putin, some “Misha two percent” would rule the country now. In the meantime, they only change diapers, judging by the nervous reaction to Putin’s speech before the federal assembly, and the results of the elections.
      Quote: muhomor
      But our answer is somewhat sluggish and more like an attempt to justify ourselves.

      No need to fuss - everything goes according to plan, so wait for the results. The British, instead of the 23 deportees, received a reduction in their staff by 50 employees, as the Americans had had their time before.
  42. neoshef
    neoshef 31 March 2018 21: 22
    +2
    We should have one answer: to disperse the liberals, to transplant corrupt officials and to develop production, since we have everything else. Well, if a direct attack, then we will fight. Russia is not accustomed to breaking the aggressors ...
  43. Svidetel 45
    Svidetel 45 April 1 2018 01: 34
    0
    The admiral’s assumptions may well be justified, the Americans, it seems. they can try to take revenge in Syria for the defeat in Vietnam, but the USSR opposed them in Vietnam, but can Russia and its economy in this case give a decent answer to the Americans in Syria and arrange a second Vietnam for them, is that a big question? We have a real ally there, only Iran, in the event of a long confrontation of resources there is clearly not enough, it remains either to leave or to put the world on the brink of a "big war" fraught with the use of nuclear weapons.
  44. John Steinpreiss
    John Steinpreiss April 1 2018 02: 37
    0
    * Russia’s enemies have a lot of hope for this. But you don’t have to get very upset, the USA is not so stupid as to go into a head-on collision with Russia .. Although the whole world will not wait for it, this is how the world is arranged. And TIG you will remake it, to whom is WAR, and to whom is Mother Native !!!
  45. nikvic46
    nikvic46 April 1 2018 07: 40
    +1
    "Today, more than ever, it smells of war," the author writes in his comments. And in those years when the United States became a nuclear monopoly
    weapons, smelled of lilies of the valley? The states planned to destroy five industrial cities first, and then eight.
    to pay tribute to the authorities and people of the USSR with such a terrible threat, the country worked quietly in all directions.
    It’s another matter. No matter how we are threatened, Russia has something to answer. But I must say, such tension = this is not a way out
    recent situation. On the diplomatic front, only in the western direction are hard work. And in the rest of the world it seems that they are drinking gulls. "They don’t want to talk to us"
    The designer Korolev said, “If anyone does not want to work, he searches for reasons, and he who wants to work is looking for ways”
  46. Brigadier
    Brigadier April 1 2018 08: 29
    +2
    Hmm ... YOU they themselves chose the one they chose ... Now, fucking shedding tears and snot! Because now EVERYTHING it will remain the same, as it was for many years ... Our country will also continue to be pressed to the bitter end, and the "guarantor" will only continue to "express concern," without doing anything cardinal to bring Western scum to life ...
    But the Skripals case is far from the last ... And we will continue to receive attacks in the same way, using only "mirror measures", until we finally finish! Ugh! It's disgusting!
    PERSONALLY I VOTED FOR GRUDININ !!! If we chose him, now EVERYTHING would happen differently! And for every blow they were accused of, they would receive OUR, POWERFUL, retaliatory, and not "mirror measures", on which they laid from a large bell tower.
    Now EVERYTHING, arrived ... The elections are over and soon the last stop ... Krant!
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack April 1 2018 08: 43
      +8
      Quote: Brigadier
      accused of every blow they would receive OUR, POWERFUL, retaliatory

      The couch warriors wildly amuse themselves, dreaming of a "powerful reciprocal", with Stalin (in one form or another) on ava.
      They somehow forget that Stalin knew how to wait, including, and was “friends” with Germany to the last (IMHO - he did absolutely right), and much, much more.
      They also forget that "politics is the art of the possible," and not at all disassembly in the style of the gateway (seen enough of all sorts of Kim, obviously. A bad example is contagious).
      Quote: Brigadier
      PERSONALLY I VOTED FOR GRUDININ !!! If we chose him, now EVERYTHING would happen differently

      Yes, where already there ... in twenty years there is no mind - and will not (c) request
      Quote: Brigadier
      ... until they finally finish us off ...

      You’ll get it, damn it, perhaps ... yes, however - live, you laugh at times, at least what good is with you ...
      1. zoolu350
        zoolu350 April 1 2018 21: 39
        +1
        As always, Golovan Jack, your attempt to whitewash the wretched actions of the Russian oligarchy is not convincing. Stalin was not "friends" with Germany, but even the Nazis until 22.06.1941/XNUMX/XNUMX. they didn’t do such fortunes with respect to the USSR, as the owners of the Fed and their lackeys do with Russia. But Una, who pursues a policy in the style of disassembling from the gateway, is much respected in the world more than the oligarchy of the Russian Federation, which pursues a policy in the style of permanent discharges.
  47. Brigadier
    Brigadier April 1 2018 09: 02
    +2
    Golovan Jack (Roman)!
    Here I listen to your clever thoughts and immediately remember the “Diamond Hand”: “If a person is d-and-o-t, then this is for a long time” ... I sympathize with your children ... No.
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack April 1 2018 09: 35
      +5
      Quote: Brigadier
      Here I listen to your clever thoughts and immediately remember the "Diamond Arm": "If a man ..."

      You are doing everything right. In this case, do not forget to look in the mirror only. Intently and carefully yes
      Quote: Brigadier
      Sorry for your children

      Exclusively in vain laughing
      Come on, don't shine negative
  48. Sverdlov
    Sverdlov April 1 2018 09: 35
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    Quote: sabakina
    like a crowbar on a boske.
    Well, if the deputy admiral has a retired boshka, then I'm Silver's parrot. Or maybe he did not mean a head, but something lower than a belt?

    In the plural, how are “Bosko” or “Bashka”?
  49. ccsr
    ccsr April 1 2018 10: 34
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    Posted by Vladimir Kryazhev, Retired Vice Admiral:
    So we were left alone against the whole West! There is no worse.

    It’s worse - if we didn’t have SNF on duty, then the sky would have seemed like a sheepskin to us.
    Well, what is Russia doing? Nothing special yet. We are sitting in a blank defense, defending ourselves and making excuses, which seems to become our natural state in which success can hardly be expected.

    A very normal position - the main finger should not be removed from the "red button", and everything will be settled over time. Like after the war with Georgia.

    Sadly all this.

    It is sad when military people succumb to panic, especially on a warship. The current situation, on the contrary, is just as beneficial to us - our people will lose their last illusions about the West and its plans. And this is very good.
  50. trifle
    trifle April 1 2018 10: 43
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    A foreign game is being imposed on us, to which Putin does not react, well, if he reacts then only asymmetrically.