Marco Rubio is a possible candidate for the US vice presidency from the Republican party. The other day, he gave a long speech at the Brookings Institute, in which he highlighted (from an unoriginal and predictable angle) in general terms some of the foreign policy of the United States of America.
The senator expressed support for a more active and even "energetic" US foreign policy - "as an exporter of freedom and a conductor of capitalism abroad." In his ardent speech, Rubio "repeatedly stressed" not something, but the fact that "America’s participation made the world better, freer and richer."
The author notes that such a statement can “resonate” with the opinion of the majority of Republicans.
The senator also stated that “while there are several global problems that we can solve ourselves, there are practically no such global problems that could be solved without us ...”
Marco Rubio probably intends to establish “partnerships with the democrats” - about the US troops in Afghanistan and Libya. His goal here is “a more determined foreign policy”. It seems to David Harsanyi that Rubio’s “rhetoric” will be much more “strong” than the manner of convincing that is characteristic of the White House.
A potential vice president also spoke on the topic of Vladimir Putin, which is popular in the West.
The senator said plainly that President Putin “can speak toughly, but he knows that he is weak. Wherever he looks, everywhere he sees a threat to his power, real and imaginary. And he uses the state media to promote paranoia and anti-Western sentiment among Russians. ”
Rubio also lifted the “veil of secrecy” in relation to the PRC. He put it in the sense that we can hope for "tomorrow" China, but now we must deal with "China today." The senator said that it was “stupid” to rely on China in the area of “protecting and supporting global economic and political freedoms or that he would take on the cause of protecting human rights.”
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Thus, although it is too early to pursue a “political line” under the republican views of both Rubio and his potential “patron” - Mitt Romney - but one thing is clear: already now the softer democratic line in the US is actively opposed by the hard line that sums up Romney’s recent claims that Russia is the enemy of 1 for the United States. Now there is no doubt that Rubio and Romney think in the geopolitical direction, if not the same, then similar. Moreover, China also does not seem to them both friends and even close acquaintances. It seems that the Republicans, in full accordance with the principle of freedom of speech, not only conceived, but also voiced the planned construction of democracy around the world - and outlined not so much the “weakness” of Vladimir Putin, but also the fact that there are no such global problems you can decide without America and that without it the world will become worse, more authoritarian and poorer.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney, rapidly gaining points in the election race, promised to open in stories USA "new, best pages": “Mitt Romney noted his new success at a rally in New Hampshire - the state where he began the election campaign a year ago. Addressing his supporters, the presidential candidate almost literally repeated the question that asked Americans in 1980 Ronald Reagan running for the presidency: “Do you live better than four years ago?” Hearing the expected negative answer, Mr. Romney accused President Obama of that that he destroyed the "hopes and dreams" of Americans and led the country in a "monstrously wrong direction." In the event of his victory, Mitt Romney promised to “start new, better pages in the history of America” (Kommersant, Pavel Tarasenko).
Meanwhile, the current US Vice President Joseph Biden accused Mitt Romney of seeking to return the US-Russian relationship to a state of cold war. This was written on Friday by the Los Angeles Times, reports RIA News". Quote:
“Speaking on Thursday in New York University with a speech as part of the presidential campaign of the incumbent head of state - Democrat Barack Obama, Biden recalled Romney’s statement about Russia as“ number one enemy ”for the United States.
“Unfortunately, Romney’s clear intention to bring back Russian-American relations in the 1950s leads him to misrepresent the facts,” the vice president said.
According to Biden, if Romney is elected to the presidency, the United States will lose all of its achievements over the past few years.
“Bin Laden is dead, and (the company) General Motors is alive. Ask yourself, if Romney was president, would this slogan look like this and not otherwise? The people should evaluate it, ”the edition quotes the words of Biden.
In March, in his first pre-election speech in support of Obama, Biden called Republican candidates who fought for the right to participate in the upcoming presidential election on November 9, November, defenders of privileges for the rich and enemies of the American middle class. As noted by the media, the vice-president’s speech was different from the election rhetoric chosen by the Democrats earlier and had a sharply accusatory character. ”
America decided to withdraw almost half of its troops from the base in Okinawa. ITAR-TASS correspondent Vasily Golovnin transmits:
“After a difficult multi-year discussion, the United States and Japan today unveiled a revised plan to change the structure of the American military presence on the island of Okinawa.
According to the plan, 9 of thousands of US marines are being transferred from a Japanese base to other areas of the Pacific Ocean - mainly to Guam, as well as to Hawaii and Australia. At the same time, Okinawa’s contingent remains a rapid-deployment marines contingent on about 10 thousand people. ”
Residents of Okinawa have long sought the withdrawal of at least part of the US military bases. On the island, one percent of the entire Japanese territory is concentrated 3 / 4 of the areas occupied by the American military bases in Japan. But the reason for the decision on the withdrawal is not only in the desire of the Japanese, but also in the fact that the redeployment of the Marine Corps is believed in the Pentagon, which is more in tune with the new geopolitical situation in the APR (first of all, the military strategy of the PRC and “Instability” with the DPRK).
More news from USA. Today it became known that unites Shimon Peres, Madeleine Albright, John Glenn and Bob Dylan.
ITAR-TASS correspondent Ivan Lebedev reports: “Israeli President Shimon Peres, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, American astronaut John Glenn and legendary rock musician Bob Dylan awarded the highest civilian award of the United States - the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This decision was made by President Barack Obama, who included them in the list of 13 people, who this year will be awarded a medal. As reported by the White House on Thursday, the award ceremony will be held in May. ”
According to the American administration, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Peres made a great contribution to ensuring the security of his homeland and strengthened the unbreakable ties between Israel and the United States.
Madeleine Albright, like Shimon Peres, also participated in the normalization of the situation in the Middle East. In addition, in 1997, she was the first woman as US Secretary of State. Its other achievements in the field of freedom: the expansion of NATO; participation in the organization of a NATO operation in Yugoslavia.
John Glenn set several space records: in 1962, the first of the US astronauts made an orbital flight around the Earth, and he also flew aboard the Discovery shuttle in 1998, being a seventy-seven year old.
As for Bob Dylan, as noted in the White House official report, the work of this musician "has had a significant impact on the civil rights movement in the 1960s and on American culture over the past five decades." He wrote over six hundred songs, 11 was once a Grammy winner and once was a special Pulitzer Prize winner.
Also among the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year included American human rights activists, a judge, a doctor, a writer and a coach of the student basketball team.
It turned out that The Colombian government in vain expects an apology from the US government about the Cartagena scandal with secret agents and call girls. After all, America has already apologized. RIA Novosti correspondent Alexander Solovsky reports from Buenos Aires:
“The US authorities have assured that they have already apologized to Colombia for the behavior of security agents Barack Obama, who were involved in a scandal with prostitutes in the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indios before holding the Summit of the Americas there, said on Thursday evening radio station RCN.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland (Victoria Nuland) told reporters: “The President (Barack Obama) did this (he asked for an apology); Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton) also did it at the time. ” Thus, she responded to the earlier statements made by the Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, Gabriel Silva, who demanded a “convincing apology” for damaging the image of the city of Cartagena. ”
It is also interesting that “Barack Obama, during one of his TV interviews, called the employees involved in the sex scandal“ fools ”.
Against the background of this Cartagena history and the recently uncoupled Brazilian history with American marines, an embassy employee and a dancer (see previous "Mosaic"), one more was revealed, the third scandal in a row: it turns out In preparing for Obama’s visit to El Salvador in March 2011, US Secret Service officials also noted “inappropriate behavior”. This is reported from Washington RIA “Novosti” correspondent Denis Voroshilov.
Yesterday KIRO-TV gave an interview to an unnamed representative of a company working for the US administration. Anonymous said that during the preparation of the presidential visit to El Salvador, he, that is, the representative of the company, agents of the Secret Service, American military personnel and diplomats visited a certain club offering sexual services.
Denis Voroshilov writes:
“During the President’s visit to El Salvador, agents of the Secret Service visited strip clubs, met with prostitutes and consumed large quantities of alcohol. Several sources reported that, before Obama’s March 2011 visit to El Salvador, about a dozen Secret Service agents got very drunk at the local strip club and paid for sex services. They also had a good time in the restaurant, bragging about the fact that they were guarding Obama and that they were Americans, ”the television channel reported.
According to a KIRO-TV source, after the party several agents went to hotel rooms accompanied by escort service girls ”(end of quotation).
So, secret agents appear before us in the pitiful image of visitors to brothels and strip clubs, drunks, fools, boasters and ... Americans.
America warns both Sudan. As reported today ITAR-TASS correspondent Vladimir Kikilo, Northern and Southern Sudan may face the threat of international sanctions - in the event that they do not stop armed border clashes at the border and do not resolve differences. A warning about sanctions is contained in a draft UN Security Council resolution submitted by the United States on Thursday, as reported by the chairman of the Security Council and US Permanent Representative to the UN Susan Rice.
In the US, they are sure that currency reserves are drying up in Syria. Corr. ITAR-TASS Dmitry Kirsanov reports that the US State Department has confirmed reports in the US media that the Syrian government is running out of foreign exchange reserves.
Yesterday, at a press briefing for journalists, Victoria Nuland, the head of the press service of the US State Department, said that the US authorities “through their own channels” received similar information. According to Washington’s data, “Assad and his friends are spending the country's money at a record pace.” So says the representative of the State Department. She clarified that Damascus is left "less than half of what was available before the outbreak of bloodshed." She also noted the depreciation of the Syrian pound.
The Washington Post newspaper writes further D. Kirsanov, reports that “the Syrian government’s foreign exchange reserves, which amounted to 20 billion dollars a year ago, have now declined to about 5-10 billion dollars. Monthly, the Syrian authorities spend about 1 billion dollars from such funds ... ”The source of the oil revenues from the Syrian government completely disappeared - due to the sanctions of the UN Security Council, the EU and the US. According to D. Kirsanov, “The Washington Post” writes that “the economic situation in Syria is so bad that the government was forced to stop funding education and health institutions and other similar agencies in some areas of the country, to request emergency assistance from an ally of Iran, which and he himself is under the influence of international sanctions and therefore is not able to provide substantial support to Damascus. The Syrian pound against the US dollar allegedly depreciated almost doubled: from the previous 50 pounds to the dollar to the 70-100 pounds on the black market.
SANA meanwhile reports New crimes of terrorists in Syria:
“Armed terrorists committed another brutal crime. As the correspondent of the Agency SANA, in the province of Damascus in the village of Arbin militants killed four members of one family. The bodies of the dead were found on the street near the cemetery.
The dead: Ensign Amir Osman, Isa Osman, Musa Osman and his wife Mushira Abdel-Kader Al-Sheikh, natives of the provinces of Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor.
In the quarter of Masha Al-Tayyar in the city of Hama, an explosion occurred during the manufacture of an explosive device by terrorists, as a result of which 16 people died, among them women and children; More 12 people were injured. Damage 6-ti neighboring homes. "
SAR Information Minister Adnan Mahmoud statedthat in Syria, starting on April 12, 1300 armed groups once violated the terms of the peace plan. Their last crimes are the massacre in the villages of Arbin of the province of Damascus and Turkuman-Barich of the province of Aleppo.
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, has his own opinion on this matter:
“UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian authorities of non-compliance with the plan for a peaceful settlement of the situation in the country. It is reported by Agence France-Presse.
In a statement released by 26 on April, the UN Secretary-General expressed "grave concern" in connection with reports of the continuing artillery shelling of Syrian cities, as well as the presence of military and heavy equipment in settlements, recorded by observers of the UN mission.
Ban Ki-moon stressed that this state of affairs is “unacceptable” and directly contradicts the obligations of the Syrian authorities adopted under the peace plan, and demanded that Bashar al-Assad take “immediate action” to correct the situation ”("Lenta.ru").
SANA reports that April 26 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation of the opposition Syrian Popular Front for Change and Liberation. Quote:
“On April 26, the Russian Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and a delegation of the opposition Syrian Popular Front for Change and Liberation (NFPO), headed by Qadri Jamil, who is in Moscow. <…>
... NFPO representatives confirmed the willingness of the patriotic opposition to promote the implementation of K. Annan’s plan in all spheres, focusing on the measures envisaged by him to form a democratic pluralistic system in the country in the interests of all Syrians, regardless of their ethnic or religious affiliation.
The delegation of NFPP highly appreciated the principled line of Russia to prevent external interference in Syrian affairs and encouraged all Syrians to achieve national agreement leading to the establishment of a lasting peace on their land.
Sergei Lavrov stressed the importance of accelerating political reforms, which are based on the democratic changes introduced in recent months to the legislation of the SAR, including the new constitution, approved in a referendum on February 26. <…>
Kofi Annan's plan in Syria is being implemented, but with difficulty, said the head of the delegation of the Syrian Popular Front for Change and Liberation, Qadri Jamil. <…>
According to him, the Popular Front of Syria hopes that the level of violence in the country will decrease in the near future. He also added that the sanctions that the West imposes on Syria "are not against the regime, but against the people of Syria, they have a very negative effect on the economic situation and living standards in the country."
“This is a hypocritical position of the West, this is a difficult economic situation,” he added.
Thus, already the oppositionists, who have woken up the grief from the “sanctions”, understand that the people will not live better in Syria because of the “democratic” pressure - and that they will not be blamed for the deterioration of the Assad government, but the militants who are fighting for foreign money and collapsing country. If we take into account the fact that hundreds of militants in Syria surrender almost every day, we can conclude that the opposition, which now regularly visits Moscow and even speaks negatively about the West, began to learn that its days were numbered. At least, I would like to hope for this, and not for the fact that the “sanctioners” who destroy the economy with one hand and the other trying to slip “humanitarian aid”, will be able to create “buffer zones” in Syria and ruin the country in the manner of Libya.
And in Libya, everything is bad. "Lenta.ru" reports:
“The National Transitional Council of Libya (NPS) fired the country's transitional government. According to the 26 of April Associated Press, citing sources in the NPC, 65 of its members voted to issue a vote of no confidence in the Cabinet of Abdel Rahim al-Kiba. (Total there 73 member. - O. Ch.).
The transitional government of Libya was formed in November 2011 of the year, a month after the end of the civil war, during which the regime of Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown. The main tasks of the cabinet were the preparation for elections to the National Assembly, as well as the restoration of oil production and the country's security forces.
According to NPC sources, the reason for the resignation of the cabinet was his incompetence in solving the tasks. In particular, as members of the Council noted earlier, al-Kiba’s cabinet has not yet been able to integrate former rebels into the army and police, and also wasted budget funds. ”
Democratic intentions of the United States in Libya suffered a complete fiasco. The fact that he knew how to unite and subjugate Gaddafi was quickly collapsed and taken apart by fighters for democracy, who now can’t agree on anything else to drag apart.
At the conclusion of this review - Moldovan news. The Moldovan government did not like the statement of the Moldovan ambassador. RIA News" reports:
“The Ambassador of Moldova in Russia, Andrei Negutsa, responds from his post, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Yuri Leanca said at a meeting of the Moldovan government on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Cabinet of Ministers told RIA Novosti.
According to experts, the ambassador’s response is related to his latest statements that the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Transnistrian region is a danger to Moldova.
After the recent statement by Negutsi that the withdrawal of Russian troops could be a danger both for Moldova and for the region as a whole, independent MP Mihai Godea demanded that the ambassador be urgently withdrawn because, in his opinion, such statements are unacceptable and weaken Moldova’s diplomatic efforts. ” .
Obviously, the “diplomatic efforts of Moldova” are aimed at world peace.
Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
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