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Reload McFaul

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Reload McFaulIn the last week of May, the American Ambassador Michael McFaul, who was worn out in Russia, delivered a lecture to students at the Higher School of Economics. It was evening time, but as McFaul himself noted, he was surprised that so many people had come to meet him. At Stanford, again according to Michael McFaul, it is not necessary to expect so many students at a sufficiently late hour to study. If such a phrase were said by any other person, then it could have been taken for an unequivocal compliment to those who had gathered. But due to the fact that the person who uttered these words was McFaul, who, as is known after stories with journalists of the NTV channel, suffers from persecution mania, this compliment can be considered doubtful. They say that they have gathered again ... And why are you following me on the heels ...

It should be immediately noted that whether the number of people present at the lecture at the HSE had such an effect on the American ambassador, or whether the main advocate of democratic rights and freedoms in Russia from among foreign citizens had set himself up in advance of a rather negative wave, the fact was that the conversation went on a rather strange path. Instead of talking to Russian students about how to build friendly partnerships between Russia and the United States (for which the post of ambassador seems to exist), McFaul came up with memorable arguments about how the Russians failed his ingenious reboot plan.

From the point of view of psychology, McFaul's speech looked like a clear attempt at a defensive reaction against possible sharp questions from Russian students. Another thing is that perhaps no one from the crowd was going to sting McFaul, but the ambassador decided to start in advance, as the boxers do before the fight, to build an inaccessible wall between themselves and the audience. But so ambassadors - it's kind of not like boxers. But not Mr. McFaul ...

The American diplomat began with what he invented a reboot for. According to him, four years ago in the Russian-American relations a crisis has matured. The Russians were unhappy with the US war in Iraq, the Americans were unhappy with the war between Russia and Georgia, the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which forced the Europeans to freeze. According to McFaul, the fact that economic protectionism was gaining momentum in Russia was worrying. That is why they (McFaul, Obama and Clinton) decided to create a big red button to reset the relationship.

It would seem that it is time for the ambassador to begin to reduce the speech to a positive, but Michael suffered, and he decided to give everything that was boiling during his work in the Moscow office. The diplomat, in a very strict form, stated that during the very same reset, the Russians had tried to bribe the Kyrgyz President Bakiyev so that the quotation “would throw us out” (from the Manas base). It turned out that the American side was trying to “give a paw” to the then Kyrgyz leader, but, as Ambassador McFaul says, the American pennies could not be compared with the fact that Bakiyev was offered by Moscow.

The hall was clearly perplexed, in connection with which the US ambassador to Russia begins to discuss topics that have absolutely nothing to do with his current ambassadorial work. But McFaul was unstoppable. He told that Russia is trying to operate with the concepts of the XIX century, declaring the spheres of influence, which, it turns out, the United States does not have at all ... He is concerned that Russia is engaged in “bargaining” preferences and interested exchange. McFaul caught the Kremlin in that he was trying to barter North Korea for human rights, the invasion of NATO troops in Syria for loyalty to the opposition, and all in the same spirit.

The students clearly began to understand that the words of Michael McFaul in no way fit in with his current position, so many barely noticeable smiles went around his lips. Some young economists listened to the speech of the American ambassador obviously not without neglect.

Few people expected, but instead of talking about plans to bring the positions of Russia and the United States closer, McFaul concluded his lecture with the statement that neither he nor the State Department as a whole finances the Russian opposition ...

In general, after the Ambassador’s speech, the audience had an unpleasant aftertaste, like those who met Mr. McFaul’s speech a little later. Among these were the representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in particular, its head - Sergey Lavrov. The Russian Foreign Minister criticized McFaul’s “lecture,” saying the ambassador was arrogant and unprofessional. McFaul was advised to abandon such a manner of communication, because it clearly does not contribute to the rapprochement of the two countries. In the US State Department, they reacted to both McFaul’s speech and the comments of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Victoria Nuland said that Moscow needs to get used to the style of McFaul, as he says what he sees ...

And this eloquently characterizes the policy of the United States in relation to the Russian Federation as a whole. It turns out that Washington sent the real akyn himself to Russia, who in his plucking instrument beats up improvisational motifs, supplying all with improvisational speeches. Only here, in the case of Mr. McFaul, improvisation, not only does it smack of advance readiness, it also catches the eye that the American akyn himself reacts too aggressively if his work is not liked by those gathered at the “concerts”.

If today we assess the “creativity” of Mr. American Ambassador and many Russian stars of show business, it may well happen that the reaction to the performances of the first one will be much more emotional. In this regard, it is possible to advise the Russian president as the response “reset” gesture to assign Michael McFaul the title of Honored Artist of Russia ...
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  1. Tersky
    Tersky 4 June 2012 08: 05
    +16
    The mouth of the baby speaks the truth, the mouth of McFaul says the United States, the truth is not near laughing
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 4 June 2012 08: 09
      +10
      Quote: Tersky

      The mouth of the baby speaks the truth, the mouth of McFaul says the United States, the truth is not near

      Well done! He said very accurately!
      1. Tersky
        Tersky 4 June 2012 08: 16
        +10
        Quote: tronin.maxim
        Well done! He said very accurately!

        Good morning Maxim! Thanks for the comment. drinks says McFaul laughing , and I ascertain feel
        1. esaul
          esaul 4 June 2012 08: 26
          +9
          Tersky,
          Maxim, good day.
          Victor, fireworks again! I support "Approve" Maxim in your address and am happy to add an article. I really liked the headline in which McFaul is shown as a broken computer! Indeed, Mr. Ambassador clearly lost his sense of the audience and, speaking to the HSE students, put them on a par with American students who hawala information about Russia in the form in which the official ideology feeds them. But it was not there ... Russian listeners turned out to be so wild and thick-skinned that they could not recognize the subtle impulses of his (McFaul's) soul .... Somewhere McFaul's electronic bookmark was "damp" ...
          1. Tersky
            Tersky 4 June 2012 08: 33
            +10
            Quote: esaul
            Somewhere at McFaul's electronic bookmark "damp" ...

            Valera welcome drinks ! If the computer starts to freeze, then it's time to reinstall the operating system, but in the case of McFaul it is unlikely to help, there the clinic is at the motherboard level, laughing
            1. esaul
              esaul 4 June 2012 08: 36
              +9
              Tersky,

              laughing good drinks laughing You can’t say better, buddy!
              1. Redpartyzan
                Redpartyzan 4 June 2012 08: 55
                +7
                It is noteworthy that, as McFaul is reflected, the bulk of the US population. For them, we are a beast from the east interfering with their fair democratic politics. And then the question is to the same Amer political scientists who accuse us of a ghostly symptom of an external enemy. Sami then the same garbage.
            2. lewerlin53rus
              lewerlin53rus 4 June 2012 09: 06
              +6
              Quote: Tersky
              If the computer starts to freeze, then it's time to reinstall the OS

              Or check for viruses. In the hospital. For the mentally ill.
          2. Dmitriy69
            Dmitriy69 4 June 2012 12: 52
            +6
            Quote: esaul
            Somewhere at McFaul's electronic bookmark "damp" ...

            What does it mean "somewhere", on the photo he shows the exact place.
          3. vozn_ser
            vozn_ser 4 June 2012 21: 24
            0
            Michael McFaul (Michael McFaul) was born in 1963 in the state of Montana, in 1981 he entered Stanford University at the Department of International Relations and Slavic Languages.

            McFaul's first trip to the USSR dates back to 1983 when he came to Leningrad as a student. During his next stay in the USSR in 1985 - at the age of 22 - his opinion about the Soviet system was finalized: "I understood the system much better and my reaction to this was fierce anti-communism and anti-Sovietism that remained for a long time," McFaul said in an interview with a university publication Stanford Report in 2001
            In the mid-1980s, he spent two summers in Poland, "drawing inspiration from the then banned, underground Solidarity movement."

            Stanford professors noticed the aspiring student: “It was clear to us that he was an extraordinary young man with a very promising future,” Coit Blacker said of McFaul, 1992-1996. served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia at the US National Security Council.

            In 1986, awarded the prestigious Rhodes Fellowship, McFaul went to write his dissertation at Oxford. Given his particular interest in coups d'état - examples of which he says he studied in Russia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland - Oxford professors channeled his anti-Soviet zeal into researching Soviet support for liberation movements in Africa (Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa). For his thesis on "The South African Liberation Movement and Great Power Intervention: Towards a Theory of Revolution in an International Context," McFaul studied Portuguese in Lisbon.

            In 1988, McFaul returned to Moscow to conduct an interview with Soviet expert Africanists, and this moment, he said, was a turning point in life. He met a certain dissident, an expert on Africa, who told him: “the real revolutionaries” are now in Russia, and her contacts are now preparing for the overthrow of the communist system.

            “She introduced me to a few anti-communist revolutionaries who, to be honest, seemed pretty crazy at the time,” McFaul recalls. These were members of the Democratic Russia group - Arkady Murashov, Yevgeny Savostyanov, Mikhail Shneider, Viktor Dmitriev, and also Gavriil Popov, who preached not social democracy, like another anti-communist opposition, but the most radical reforms in the style of tough Thatcherism, which inevitably did not destroy only the socialist system, but also the Soviet statehood proper.

            McFaul secured their liaison with Western agencies and foundations for funding, and this was instrumental in promoting Democratic Russia and radical reforms.

            The coup of August 19, 1991 brought the "pretty crazy" to power: "Many of my friends after the collapse of the USSR became high-ranking officials, and this kind of" sucked "me into Russia for the next decade. And since then my connections have remained." ...
            "For the past twenty years, I have analyzed and practiced democracy promotion," says Michael McFaul in his latest book "Promoting Democracy in the World"... During 1992, he is based in Moscow as the first representative of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), one of four structures of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The first president of NED, Allen Weinstein, spoke about his activities in an interview with the Washington Post in 1991: "Much of what we do today was done underground by the CIA 25 years ago. ". The director of NDI at that time was J. Brian Atwood, whose first job was in 1964-1966. was the US National Security Agency, and after 1993 - the post of head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  2. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk 4 June 2012 08: 20
    +13
    It’s a pity that this is not a dense Middle Ages ... Otherwise, Mr. McFaul would have already croaked with a large wooden foreign object in the back of Red Square, under the hooting of an idle crowd.
    It seems that McFaul before the appointment passed a casting for the title of tinned all America.
  3. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 4 June 2012 08: 22
    +9
    McCain, MacFoul, McDonalds, well, there is nothing good in America. Why do we need America at all.
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 4 June 2012 08: 50
      +11
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      McCain, MacFoul, Mac Donalds

      Hi Sasha! and all together it's McDuck wink
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 4 June 2012 09: 12
        +5
        Hi Victor, it's hard to be an ambassador, but it's easy to be down. Dow town, and they have all of America.
        1. 755962
          755962 6 June 2012 00: 41
          0
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          it's hard to be an ambassador

          "Ambassador" this ambassador kuda away
      2. vorobey
        vorobey 4 June 2012 10: 24
        +6
        Vitya, the McDuck in Russian transcription sounds like a MIRACLE through M.
        1. Tersky
          Tersky 4 June 2012 10: 35
          +5
          Quote: vorobey
          MacDuck in Russian transcription sounds like an EYE

          And with a lot of exclamation points !!!!!
          1. vorobey
            vorobey 4 June 2012 10: 39
            +5
            And only with a capital letter.
  4. Vladimir 70
    Vladimir 70 4 June 2012 08: 30
    +8
    Of course, I understand that Michael McFaul is not a professional diplomat, but you can’t be such an idiot. Any speech by Michael, the population causes only a negative reaction to the United States. Why is this the USA? ...... Or maybe its GDP was recruited so that it would harm the image of the USA in the post-Soviet space?
  5. Yarbay
    Yarbay 4 June 2012 08: 35
    +10
    ** It turns out that Washington sent a real akykin to Russia, who plays improvising motives on his plucked instrument, supplying everyone with improvisational speeches ** - I caught the author with great respect!
    He does not act as a diplomat for Talleyrand who spoke ** A good diplomat improvises what should be said and carefully prepares what should be kept silent. **
  6. Che
    Che 4 June 2012 08: 40
    +7
    The moldy ideology of the West will not change in any way. It seems to be time to understand that Russia is a self-sufficient and independent state. Well, yes, amers and others like them do not give a damn about any people and country. The whole history of amers is built on the blood and suffering of others. Different makfols are a vivid expression of neglect of other nations.
  7. anchonsha
    anchonsha 4 June 2012 08: 42
    +6
    McFaul, by his stupidity, put all the American rotten eggs in one basket ...
    Nuland in defense of McFaul remains to say that he is so direct in his actions ... But in general, if America were not in the political world, as well as Russia, it would not be interesting to live ...
    1. Yarbay
      Yarbay 4 June 2012 08: 59
      +5
      this is not stupidity, so conceived!
  8. Vanek
    Vanek 4 June 2012 08: 47
    +4
    Meet on clothes .........

    Met already, it remains to spend.
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 4 June 2012 10: 08
      +5
      With the ax ....
  9. Pit Bull59
    Pit Bull59 4 June 2012 08: 48
    +4
    I got a prize and money for my performance ... You should have held several thousand from such a performance ... For that, he was sent to Russia to dance to someone else's (in his case, his native - American) tune.
  10. Prophet Alyosha
    Prophet Alyosha 4 June 2012 08: 51
    +1
    If the Russian ambassador to the United States would have been a similar figure as their ambassador with us, he would have long been asked from the United States. But our leadership can only laugh it off. A shame...
    1. pribolt
      pribolt 4 June 2012 10: 04
      +8
      We should send Zhirinovsky as ambassador to the USA, let him reload them there lol
      1. Armata
        Armata 4 June 2012 10: 16
        +8
        Quote: pribolt
        We should send Zhirinovsky as ambassador to the USA, let him reload them there

        Send clowns to clowns? Will we have an exchange of circus programs with the Yankees?
    2. Michael 9999
      Michael 9999 4 June 2012 14: 53
      +5
      it would be a shame if they would send a similar ambassador (I apologize for the tautalogy) the ambassador the person of the state must be respected first of all MYSELF (I mean the country) the nickname of the ambassador (Mr. NO) is the face of the Empire who older ones remember who.
      1. Sergh
        Sergh 4 June 2012 22: 30
        +1
        Michael 9999I clearly remember his televised performances, even behind the podium in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses from the 70s ...


        Andrey Andreevich GROMYKO
        Andrei Gromyko
        Birthday: 18.07.1909 of the year
        Place of birth: s. Stary Gromyki, Gomel district, Mogilev province, Russia
        Date of death: 02.07.1989 of the year
        Place of death: Moscow, Russia
        Citizenship: Russia


        His 28-year tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs is the longest in the XNUMXth century in the world. In the difficult times of the Cold War, Western journalists came up with a well-known nickname - "Mr. No." Indeed, Gromyko became famous for his traditionally tough position in the negotiations. He never compromised the interests of the country and defended them to the end:

        - I did not allow myself to be manipulated. Who aspired to this, wanted to manipulate the Soviet Union. We are a great power, and we will not allow anyone to do this! he recalled in an interview.

  11. Methodius
    Methodius 4 June 2012 09: 44
    +4
    Why should Russia get used to the ambassador from the USA?
    And why not ask him to go home indefinitely ???
  12. patriot2
    patriot2 4 June 2012 10: 14
    +4
    Yes, not Ambassador McFaul, but a meanness.
    Thanks to Volodin for a good article about the "lecturer" from the states.
  13. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 4 June 2012 10: 21
    +7
    And McFaul has not yet married, and then there are so many "men" around him (her). If cho, even congratulate the bride, after all.
  14. Ion coaelung
    Ion coaelung 4 June 2012 10: 22
    +7
    Like, they gathered again ... And why are you following me on the heels ...


    Yes, people want to laugh at the jester ...

    1. matex
      matex 4 June 2012 12: 09
      +3
      "In this regard, it is possible to advise the Russian president to give Michael McFaul the title of Honored Artist of Russia as a response" reset "gesture ..." - I think it is more like a tinned JOKE because you can't call him otherwise wink
      1. lewerlin53rus
        lewerlin53rus 4 June 2012 13: 05
        +4
        Quote: matex
        I think it’s more like a tricked JOK because you won’t call him otherwise

        Yeah, in the troupe to Petrosyan. All the fresh stream will bring on our stage. laughing
        1. matex
          matex 4 June 2012 13: 09
          +3
          Quote: lewerlin53rus "Aha, to the troupe to Petrosyan. He will bring all a fresh stream to our stage." lol yes
  15. David Lynch
    David Lynch 4 June 2012 10: 23
    +2
    Alexey, thanks for the article and your sense of humor. He laughed heartily. Especially liked
    It turns out that Washington sent a real akykin to Russia, who plays improvised motives on his plucked instrument, supplying everyone with improvisational speeches.

    good
  16. Prorox
    Prorox 4 June 2012 10: 24
    +4
    Amer, only to please the embassy clown for an expulsion from Russia, an understanding of the stupidity in his actions, already reached Obama and Clinton, one problem is no reason, only re-elections. True, there is a question whether the bosses will be elected, which is not a fact, but the relations between the two countries should be influenced now, after all, so that I wouldn’t undertake everything through my favorite American place, as a result, everyone knows the result.
  17. runway
    runway 4 June 2012 10: 38
    +13
    I believe that Russia was lucky with McFaul.
    I say this quite seriously and here's why:
    - McFaul is not a professional diplomat and often speaks frankly (not diplomatically);
    - He does not hide his anti-Russian position behind the mask of diplomacy ....
    Yes, he can sit at a common table with our guys, have a heart-to-heart talk, so you can't tell from our Russian in a couple of years ...
    Now imagine that the Americans will send him a burnt diplomat in return who will smile, nod, assent and at the same time do his job. Such everywhere and at the table and under the table the diplomatic mask never takes off. It will be much harder for our guys to find out where he is telling the truth.
    No, of course, Russia was lucky with McFaul.
  18. Victor
    Victor 4 June 2012 11: 16
    +8
    McFaul is the worst that gave rise to the Anglo-Saxon branch of human civilization, i.e. he American. And in this case, there is a conflict of civilizations, Western and Slavic. Previously, I was angry with them, perplexed, believed that it was necessary to look for common ground, it is better to study each other. All this is a thing of the past. ENEMIES! ENEMIES! and again ENEMIES! Moreover, the ENEMIES, who clearly indicated that we have no place on this planet, if we do not pour in their ugly, Freudian, corrupted and spiritless world. So you need to prepare for battle and use a red-hot iron to burn out both the fifth column and the sloppiness of bureaucrats. McFaul, like McCain, is a living embodiment of the hatred that the Anglo-Saxons have for centuries experienced in Russia, hiding it behind diplomatic smiles and reset buttons. It is good that the youth listened to this ambassador of the Anglo-Saxon ambassador sprinkling with poison. Our future elite, today's students, must clearly understand what our future is if we do not strengthen our ranks and make our country better and stronger.
    1. lewerlin53rus
      lewerlin53rus 4 June 2012 13: 10
      +2
      That's right. It’s easier for us to find a common box with the Muslim world, and the Muslim population and in Russia are many and no special problems (except artificially inflated). But you can never find a common language with the Yankees
    2. Sandov
      Sandov 4 June 2012 21: 42
      +1
      Victor,
      I agree, even if our rulers were imbued with an understanding of this. The destruction of all that is bright and pure cannot be allowed. One cannot triumph over evil.
  19. sergo0000
    sergo0000 4 June 2012 11: 51
    +4
    A huge plus for the article! As always, talented and with humor. Young Alexey! +++
    It's time for this clown McFaul to drive a filthy broom from Russia !!! His shame is another science and a good slap in the face of America! Next time they will send a more adequate and more educated diplomat! Why are we, a great country, sent downs? !!!
    Not Papua New Guinea!
    Let him run around the fire with a tambourine!

    A huge plus for the article! As always, talented and with humor. Young Alexey! +++
    It's time for this clown McFaul to drive a filthy broom from Russia !!! His shame is another science and a good slap in the face of America! Next time they will send a more adequate and more educated diplomat! Why are we, a great country, sent downs? !!!
    Not Papua New Guinea!
    Let him run around the bonfire in a loincloth!
  20. Zhaman-Urus
    Zhaman-Urus 4 June 2012 11: 55
    +4
    Washington sent a real akyn to Russia. I propose to arrange an aitys (competition of improvisers) Between McFaul and, say, Boris Moiseev. You can shout "Gay!" and towards the winner and towards the loser.
    1. Nursultan
      Nursultan 4 June 2012 16: 35
      +1
      better to arrange a contest with Zhirenovsky. and you can scream only one way gay. and show who is better in the world
  21. Crumbumbes
    Crumbumbes 4 June 2012 12: 36
    +2
    Lucky ... I don’t think we have enough of our own fools, and here is the American one ...
  22. vostok
    vostok 4 June 2012 12: 44
    +2
    On the red button, the Americans made a mistake in the place of the reboot
    wrote "overload", which is why we are stumped on all issues!
  23. Parabelum
    Parabelum 4 June 2012 13: 16
    +2
    The following is incomprehensible, McFaul makes a puncture after a puncture, first "burned" all the opposition, then carried delirium at the lecture. I think that the Americans are not so stupid as to write it off as an accident. If he did it on purpose, then what are the next steps and the ultimate goal? The goal can still be assumed (change of power, collapse of Russia). As for the punctures: let's say that the opposition, frankly absolutely none, which the majority of citizens simply despises, was merged in favor of other projects of all kinds of "fighters against corruption." Then what is the purpose of the lecture?
  24. party3AH
    party3AH 4 June 2012 14: 31
    +3
    The Russian Foreign Minister criticized McFaul's “lecture,” saying that the ambassador was arrogant and unprofessional. McFaul was advised to abandon this manner of communication, because it clearly does not contribute to the rapprochement of the two countries.
    Shouldn't we kick this "passenger"?
    You can not tolerate this asshole Crank, be it on their territory long ago, they sent all diplomats to their homeland.
  25. Michael 9999
    Michael 9999 4 June 2012 14: 35
    +1
    funny why black mopers still haven’t even noticed how boring they are without them, and article + just wonders how to build a defense? skulls are waiting lol
  26. sedoii
    sedoii 4 June 2012 15: 37
    +5
    It turned out that the American side was also trying to “give the paw” to the then Kyrgyz leader, but, as Ambassador McFaul says, the American pennies did not compare with what Moscow offered Bakiev.

    Looks more amers gave, since they stayed there. wink
    The same confession in giving a bribe, to judge amers, to judge. am
  27. vladimir64ss
    vladimir64ss 4 June 2012 15: 58
    +3
    Lavrov competently washed this nedomer. He showed the difference between diplomacy and rudeness.
  28. Vladimir 70
    Vladimir 70 4 June 2012 16: 15
    +4
    To work like Michael could with EBNe, now the times have changed and clowns are not perceived. Imagine how the State Department is scratching turnips, what to do with dope Michael. We recall it ourselves, it seems to be not solid, but Russia is in no hurry to expel it.
  29. panda
    panda 4 June 2012 20: 59
    -1
    And everyone wants McFaul bully bully bully
  30. vampik88
    vampik88 5 June 2012 00: 37
    0
    This type of real mouthpiece of the US State Department !!! Well sometimes it crashes !!!
  31. Maslov elisei
    Maslov elisei 5 June 2012 18: 46
    0
    Non-reloadable