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American general: Russia is a great power, but only understands power

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American General Ben Hodges gave an interview to the Polish TV channel TVN24, where he spoke about Russia and relations with our country. Recall that Ben Hodges recently left the post of commander of the ground US military contingent in Europe. According to the American general, he is skeptical about the possibility of cooperation with Moscow for the reason that "Russia understands only the conversation from a position of strength."


Ben Hodges:
Russia is a great power with rich historygreat people. But she respects only power. And if our bloc (NATO) does not demonstrate this, unity and decisive actions, then for our part we will only indulge in aggression.


Next, Hodges called those actions that "Russia applies" against NATO:
"disinformation, hybrid warfare, the preservation of the nuclear threat, cyber-terrorist attacks, a pretext for the protection of the Russian-speaking in the Baltic States, Poland."

American general: Russia is a great power, but only understands power


That is, NATO, according to the logic of Hodges, is already almost a victim of Russia. This is despite the fact that NATO is deploying units and infrastructure a few kilometers from the Russian borders, while continuing to expand.

General Hodges:
This pretext, the protection of the Russian-speaking, they may try to use for the invasion and in your country, as well as in the Baltic countries. We must show them (Russia) that we are ready for decisive measures. We must move to relations with Russia that we had during the Cold War.
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  1. Dr dron
    Dr dron 12 May 2018 05: 57
    +7
    But is he not right? Israel has demonstrated this.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 12 May 2018 05: 59
      +11
      Quote: Dr Dron
      But is he not right? Israel has demonstrated this.

      what is he right about? are we going camping "for sprats"?
      1. The black
        The black 12 May 2018 06: 12
        +3
        Russia is a great power with a rich history and great people. But she respects only power
        All GREAT countries respect only power ...... however, what is the "greatness of the country" - a separate issue, debatable ....
        1. krot
          krot 12 May 2018 10: 29
          0
          When the enemy is in error, there is no need to convince him of this. What a mistake!
      2. evil partisan
        evil partisan 12 May 2018 08: 27
        +4
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        are we going camping "for sprats"?

        Yes, Colleague! yes Do not underestimate the role of sprat in geopolitics! request In addition: should Russia defend Russian-speaking Ukrainian migrant workers in Poland? [B] [/ b] wink Broader need to think, Colleague! Wider fellow !
        Hi, amateur from fishing and geopolitics! drinks
      3. vladfill
        vladfill 12 May 2018 13: 39
        +1
        Of course he’s wrong, someone has been fooling the military in Syria for two and a half years,
        releases surrounded militants with belongings and their families, arranging for bandits
        humanitarian corridors, doesn’t stop shelling the territory of Syria, as it were, “allies”,
        and our own aircraft is falling - bird birds prevent “fighting” .......
        The problem is to raise the plane from a depth of twenty meters and say the truth.
    2. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 12 May 2018 06: 04
      +7
      Quote: Dr Dron
      But is he not right? Israel has demonstrated this.

      Yes, stop already, that Israel has demonstrated this ??? Our bases bombed? request
      Israel exclusively solves its tasks aimed at strengthening Iran in the BV, in particular in Syria. hi
      1. st2st
        st2st 12 May 2018 06: 12
        +4
        Hunter, but what about the destroyed Carapace C 1? They shouted about perfect weapons, and the Jews from the plane, without any effort, banged the complex. It's a shame.
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 12 May 2018 06: 20
          +13
          Quote: st2st
          Hunter, but what about the destroyed Carapace C 1? They shouted about perfect weapons, and the Jews from the plane, without any effort, banged the complex. It's a shame.

          You know - there is a good Russian proverb: “You can foolishly and Fuck (cabbage family) to break ...... or lose!
          The carapace - in itself, does not know how to fight! request there - the operators should be - preferably not made with a finger! hi
          1. st2st
            st2st 12 May 2018 06: 29
            +3
            I absolutely agree with you, only if our operators were sitting, then minus them for combat training, and if the Syrians, why the heck do you trust complicated equipment to untrained fools?
            1. igorka357
              igorka357 12 May 2018 06: 35
              +5
              Precisely that they did not sit there, but stood nearby, and not our Arabs, but this air defense missile system has been supplied to the SAR for a long time!
        2. igorka357
          igorka357 12 May 2018 06: 33
          +14
          Did you see the video, or did you just bother to watch the pictures? I’m a T-14 without a crew, I am picking a needle !!! And I’m giving Mike Tyson if he’s going to be out of drugs! And I’ll overtake Usain Bolt with broken legs! Think ahead than pour out your stream from your head !!!
    3. Evdokim
      Evdokim 12 May 2018 06: 11
      +7
      Quote: Dr Dron
      New
      But is he not right?

      Yes, he is right. They are good, we are bad. We want to take their sprats with apples, and win them for a snack after dinner, but True, why the truth, who needs it in the West. hi
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 12 May 2018 09: 06
        +10
        Quote: Evdokim
        Yes, he is right. They are good, we are bad. We want to take their sprats with apples, and win them for a snack after dinner, but True, why the truth, who needs it in the West.

        The whole point is that if there is no image of the enemy, then the NATO bloc will not be needed. So the mattresses are trying to keep their "partners" in constant fear of Russia ....
    4. igorka357
      igorka357 12 May 2018 06: 31
      +6
      What did Israel demonstrate by attacking Russia? Destroyed Russian bases in Syria?
    5. asv363
      asv363 12 May 2018 07: 01
      +3
      But is he not right? Israel has demonstrated this.

      Dr Dron, there is not a single word about Israel in the news. General Hodges dap interview with Polish TV channel. He spoke clearly by the training manual, especially for the Polish (and Baltic) audience.
    6. Prisoner
      Prisoner 12 May 2018 07: 36
      0
      winked Sorry for the curiosity, and how did he demonstrate this?
    7. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 12 May 2018 07: 47
      +4
      Israel has shown that attack must always be the first, and international law is for suckers. But we ourselves have long known this.
      1. igorka357
        igorka357 12 May 2018 08: 50
        0
        Actually, 20 missiles flew into the Golan .. No.
        1. Roma 1977
          Roma 1977 12 May 2018 09: 51
          +1
          For those Golan that annexed Israel from Syria in 1967, bypassing the views of the UN?
  2. dojjdik
    dojjdik 12 May 2018 05: 58
    +8
    I’m applying “trolling” now - I really don’t know and don’t want to say that for an idiotic word — but I’ll say that the American Britons have completely turned into Jewish lackeys — all the states general are mostly descendants of the British humiliated by the Jewish diaspora of America; Well, like trolleying, trolley busling or trailing-and gentlemen, modera who issue ridiculous warnings just because there is the word "Jew" in the komenta, you don’t have to be furious from the truth, we are on the Russian-language site
    1. Tank hard
      Tank hard 12 May 2018 09: 05
      0
      Quote: dojjdik
      -the entire state generality is mainly descendants of the British humiliated by the Jewish diaspora of America;

      Yeah, and even cyclists! wink
  3. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 12 May 2018 06: 09
    +7
    We know a lot of such people from history - we wanted to show our strength, but they paid for it with their lives. Looks like the general girl didn’t teach history, but she knows that you can deal with us only if you don’t want to fight against Russia.
  4. dojjdik
    dojjdik 12 May 2018 06: 17
    +1
    we can still it's time for this very Israel to solve its problems in Israel itself, or the Jews are again turned into gypsies and rush around the world in search of a haven — no, it’s like what kind of strip of land they have, then what the hell are you climbing into Syria and Iran with your far-fetched pretexts - once you Jews also found fault with Lebanon and now silence - because the Lebanese have become your political slaves and your pilots schoolchildren killers can flit on Lebanon as they like and of course bomb anyone they want
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 12 May 2018 06: 37
      +2
      Ivan, here you are fundamentally wrong, the Jews therefore climb into Syria, and Iran, so that the last strip of land would not be taken away from them !!! It’s better to weaken the enemy on its territory than then with the blood of their soldiers on their own ! The tactics of the Jews are normal .. they have been fighting for many years! The thing is different .. while we are negotiating with them, Iran is not particularly needed for us in Syria .. so the ball is not frail there, we’ll think about the GDP with the strategy OK!
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 12 May 2018 07: 05
        0
        Quote: igorka357
        ... let’s think the GDP is all right with the strategy!

        All of you fellow ours, on your fingers, could you explain the ultimate goal of this strategy in order to know what's at the end of the tunnel? And we just can’t understand why a country weighing 64 kg dictates the conditions and gives instructions to the heavyweight? There are only two options: "everything is lostcryingwe’re all "and" nothing foundfellowthey won’t survive "... wassat What is your positive answer?
        1. ANCIENT
          ANCIENT 12 May 2018 07: 20
          +2
          There is a third answer - there is a grandiose rascal, that is, I made a reservation wassat search, and everyone will live, perhaps in a very distant future! If our planet will have it! !!
        2. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 12 May 2018 09: 09
          +4
          Quote: ROSS 42
          on fingers could you explain the ultimate goal of this strategy to know what's at the end of the tunnel?

          Let me try it?
          1. The bases in Syria are control over the eastern Mediterranean, a counterweight to the 6 fleet of the Yankees, and the preservation of the motor resources of our NK and DPL.
          2. The pipe will not go from Qatar to Europe - Gazprom and our budget are on horseback.
          3. Syria - an ally / partner under our influence - a huge market for our equipment, machinery, grain, etc. They pay with oil.
          4. The current alliance on the Syrian issue with Turkey and Iran leaves less room for the United States in the BV region. By the way, to Israel too.
          5. We will probably have to re-equip the BV region, because less and less willing for space prices to buy Amersky "firewood". There, the Saudis are sure that the Yankees are faithful allies, and then they stand in line for C-400. They don’t want to beat the Patriots. Turkey too. Perfectly bought T-90С. Well, etc. yes
  5. LeonidL
    LeonidL 12 May 2018 06: 38
    +10
    "This pretext, the protection of the Russian-speaking, they can try to use for the invasion of both your country and the Baltic countries ..." - To put it mildly, complete idiocy! What prevents the Baltic countries from behaving in such a way towards the Russians that the preposition for the protection of the Russian-speaking people falls away naturally? What prevents them from becoming full-fledged Europeans, and not Russophobes? What prevents not spread rot Russian language, literature and culture? ... The wretched brain frolic, and as always, Putin and Russia are to blame.
    1. Tank hard
      Tank hard 12 May 2018 09: 11
      0
      Quote: LeonidL
      "This pretext, the protection of the Russian-speaking, they can try to use for the invasion of both your country and the Baltic countries ..." - To put it mildly, complete idiocy!

      There should appear forum users who, with quotes from "English sources" for the "internal audience", will quickly prove how wrong you are, but the American general is right. And all who do not agree - "below the plinth." laughing
  6. bsk_mna54
    bsk_mna54 12 May 2018 06: 53
    0
    It is well said that the Yankees understand only power, however, they always talk about the strength of another, which they let go ahead of themselves, because someone must perish for the Americans, not substitute themselves! Now Jewry is on a white horse, which again begs for some events (the debunking of the Holocaust is prohibited by law). The Jews do not understand that they are going against the world, and therefore these concepts have to be instilled.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 12 May 2018 07: 15
      +6
      Quote: bsk_mna54
      Jewry is now on a white horse

      It has never been on a white horse. All his life lurked on the side, giving out "strangers" advice and money in growth. When was the last time you saw a Jew in the Kalmyk steppes? in the Kuzbass mines? on fishing seiners? behind the levers of the rig? And the phrase: "Work, brothers and sisters!" - you can hear from them only at the end of the working day when summing up the results of work in Sberbank branches ... request
      1. bsk_mna54
        bsk_mna54 12 May 2018 07: 19
        0
        The white horse that Trump harnessed to the Jews with his arrogant Saxons, and the French went there.
  7. Prisoner
    Prisoner 12 May 2018 07: 39
    0
    The general began well, but crumpled the end. As for greatness, yes it is. Here are attempts to force pressure to the good "crush" do not lead.
  8. Roma 1977
    Roma 1977 12 May 2018 07: 52
    +1
    Since the pretext of protecting the Russian-speaking is not considered a sufficient reason for the war with Poland and the Baltic states, I propose to fight them under the pretext of defending democracy. It seems like everyone rolled. You can even smudge the tubes and show them to the UN as evidence of democracy problems in the above countries.
  9. Yak28
    Yak28 12 May 2018 08: 00
    +1
    And the last 25-27 years, the world lives on the principle of who is strong and rules. If you are strong, then you can put on all international norms of law and organization. The strong are listened to, heard and reckoned with. And our Lavrov, as usual, expresses concern, and it doesn't work anymore wink
  10. Wolka
    Wolka 12 May 2018 08: 09
    +1
    Because Russia is great, because it can put in place a presumptuous, narcissistic prude ...
  11. begemot20091
    begemot20091 12 May 2018 08: 26
    0
    Quote: Hunter 2
    Quote: st2st
    Hunter, but what about the destroyed Carapace C 1? They shouted about perfect weapons, and the Jews from the plane, without any effort, banged the complex. It's a shame.

    You know - there is a good Russian proverb: “You can foolishly and Fuck (cabbage family) to break ...... or lose!
    The carapace - in itself, does not know how to fight! request there - the operators should be - preferably not made with a finger! hi

    I agree to 100 percent. the guys on the couch with the clave lie, change their left hand to the right and talk about the finiteness of the universe. considering the case of the “armor”, I would recall the stories of tanks from the Arab-Israeli war, when the Arabs, having switched on the first gear, “let” the armored beast into Israeli positions, and myself ... Namaz, my friend
  12. A.
    A. 12 May 2018 08: 47
    0
    What else could this NATO scum say.
  13. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 12 May 2018 09: 04
    +2
    Yes, yes, with Russia only from a position of strength!
    And Karl, and Napoleon, and Hitler, if they were alive, they would certainly confirm this!
  14. Mih1974
    Mih1974 12 May 2018 09: 46
    +1
    Many times it’s different where he wrote - it’s necessary to gather all the haters of Russia and “speakers from a position of strength”, put in a train in Kaliningrad and “ride” to Vladik himself, without the right to “get off earlier” !!!! good Let these stupid people see with their own eyes, on their sides "lay" the dimensions of the country with which they are "from a position of strength." good
    You know the joke - "the head of Luxembourg on the third day of the trip in the trasibirsky express went crazy" is not quite a joke repeat
  15. Shelest2000
    Shelest2000 12 May 2018 10: 21
    0
    Russia is rich in historical places.
    We have Polish, German, Romanian, English, Czech, Slo
    ovatskie, Italian, some there, cemeteries. There is no American. Till?..
  16. Arabfun
    Arabfun 12 May 2018 12: 28
    0
    Quote: Dr Dron
    But is he not right? Israel has demonstrated this.

    firstly, everyone knew that on May 9-10, Israel would arrange a trick, in any case I was waiting (they somehow very paranoid phobias spread that the S-300 was to them on Russian Independence Day in spite (!) and brought to the trick ( that is, they judge others on their own, hence the conclusion that they themselves can spoil the holiday, by the way Independence Day was wonderful for them)) and secondly, as I understand it, the shell was hit from a howitzer or from a tank that was previously classified and this tank fires a rocket like a shell, against tanks and howitzers, air defense systems have no defense and armor, as well as against a grenade launcher.
  17. Beltasir matyagu
    Beltasir matyagu 12 May 2018 15: 15
    0
    That they only understand the power
  18. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 12 May 2018 18: 06
    +2
    She, these "Western partners" understand only power.

    When they attack Russia, and we tear the aggressors to the aggressors, they immediately begin to whine about reconciliation. And so a couple of times a century.

    Nerds, history does not teach them at all, it is impossible to defeat Russia.
  19. san4es
    san4es 12 May 2018 18: 47
    0
    American General: Russia is a great power, but understands only power

    ... Exactly ... only Russia has it am
  20. Dr dron
    Dr dron 12 May 2018 21: 29
    +1
    Israel has demonstrated that it is enough to destroy the “unlicensed world” Carapace and S-300 deliveries to Syria will not take place. Their policies are consistent and conceptual.
    The American general is wrong in only one thing, Russia was great power, and now ... Now we better focus on internal problems and shove our great power ambitions to hell.
  21. vladimirasha
    vladimirasha 13 May 2018 11: 59
    0
    Where did such brave generals come from? Alone in America, Iran is afraid of, and then there was found that Russia is sky-high. Miracles ..... Probably stoned-horror, and now we should be afraid of it. We don’t know fools ....................
  22. ljoha_d
    ljoha_d 13 May 2018 17: 38
    0
    You can also answer the general. WHAT HE IS VERY CUTE AT THE VIEW, BUT A NAIL IN THE HEAD NEEDS TO DRESS EVERYTHING EQUALLY !!!!!!!