Almost round-the-world tour of Leon Panetta

The throne of the world hegemon under America staggered. Brazil will grow its GDP, BRICS pops up like a bloody snuffbox, Russia will not agree with the position of the State Department on Syria, then China will declare that it will spend more than a hundred billion dollars on armaments, otherwise it will start to change currencies directly with Japan yen, defying the dollar.


Leon Panetta, the US Secretary of Defense, made a non-standard step. Previously, America always looked for - and successfully found - enemies for itself. Mr. Panetta decided to go the other way - and try to find friends in the world.

Almost round-the-world tour of Leon Panetta


You just do not think that he started it just like that, without a back thought - like a boy in the yard, yearning alone. Panetta was looking for those friends with whom it would be possible to put together a gang against China in the future, conducting together the correct international policy in the APR.

He began ... with Colombia. Having arrived on April 23 in Bogota, he became to praise wonderful Colombia, which was once a paradise for drug dealers, and now has almost overcome the drug contagion. The Pentagon chief, praising Colombia, did not forget to praise the United States: after all, 11 years ago this great country signed an agreement on military cooperation with Colombia, in full agreement with which generous Washington singled out its southern partner 8 billion - not in money, but in the form of equipment and training services. And today, the United States, according to Mr. Panetta, can be satisfied with the success of the Colombian army in the war against drug traffickers. In this phrase, the Colombians should have understood that their successes in the fight against cocaine barons without the US would be called by another word. Or, perhaps, cocaine barons would talk about successes over the Colombian army.

Such a dramatic change in the country occurred in just a few years. Colombian military, writes in his article Luis Ramirez ("Voice of America"), “They dealt a serious blow to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,” but before all the guys from this powerful organization “for several decades” abducted and executed people. Behind these, as it were, transparent words, the silhouette of Great Fraternal America clearly appears, always ready to come to the aid of Columbia's Lesser Brother.

Today in Bogota, Ramirez writes so well that its inhabitants "can be seen in restaurants and nightclubs several hours after dark, which was unthinkable during a crime rampage a few years ago."

A few hours later after dark in restaurants and clubs? .. For me, it means that the Americans instilled in the Colombians the American way of life. The population of Bogota, on the other hand, began to get drunk, imitating popular US secret agents, who not so long ago showed an innocent public in Cartagena how to drink, dance and almost shoot 24-year-old prostitutes for nothing.

The US Secretary of Defense promised that the friendly United States would try, despite the crisis of the Pentagon’s financial strength, to continue helping Colombia. For example, sell her combat helicopters at decent prices and prepaid. Colombia is generally America’s best friend in the region. Who knows, Comrade Chavez will go on the attack? He won how much weapons purchased from Russia. Panetta is probably studying the ratings of TSAMTO and knows that by the end of 2011, Venezuela took 1-th place among the world's buyers of Russian land weapons. Chavez bought from Russia Tanks T-72B1, BMP-3M, BTR-80A, 152 mm self-propelled howitzers 2S19 Msta-S, 120 mm self-propelled mortars 2C23 Nona-SVK, 120 mm mortars 2C12A Sled, 122 mm reactive systems volley fire 9K51 BM-21 Grad, 23-mm anti-aircraft artillery ZU-23 / 30M1-4, etc. Therefore, if the United States have a hard time, fraternal Colombia will help her in the fight against the socialist regional aggressor. Geographical location obliges.

Panetta was going to talk about China, threatening peaceful Colombia, but then annoying media representatives attached to it. All these little people news Give. Since there are no sensations and a third world war, the adventures of secret agents in Colombian girls will come down. According to some rumors, journalists were bothering the minister with questions about whether it’s true that the crisis in America is rampant, that the secret servicemen’s salaries are cut down, and now the whole team of secret agents has to drop one prostitute - and even that is not enough. A high-ranking official had, as they say, to quickly say goodbye and quickly go to the next friendly country - Brazil.

Panetta's visit to Brazil was even less successful. First, this country with Venezuela (by the way, and China) is not hostile, and Panetta’s propaganda slogans will not be there. Secondly, Brazil, according to America itself, is a “global power”. Thirdly, Brazil is a member of BRICS (as well as China), and in this union of the five countries is Russia, which just sells weapons to Venezuela, and sells generously, for its own credit, to Venezuela issued. Putin and Chavez are brothers, what can you do! Both tyrants, dictators, regularly infringe on democracy in their states, solder the opposition on 15 days. And they both dislike America. Fourth, as soon as Panetta in Brazil opened his mouth to to speak about close military cooperation, trade and fashionable issues of cybersecurity, so it killed.

And Mr. Minister again had to talk about prostitutes. Could stay in Colombia.

Brazilian journalists demanded a response from the Minister of Defense of the Great Country over the December scandal with the US military, which was brutal from the drunken cartagena scandal mentioned above.

The fact is that the bearers of the advanced democracy showed their face in Brazil. And Panetta, instead of having to talk about the trade in military equipment and the strategic alliance against China, which was appropriate for such a rank, had to be sulked by three US marines, guards of the US embassy who, together with an embassy employee, injured a prostitute. The girl-dancer, with whom the brave guards did not agree on the price, was pushed out of the car onto the road - and broke the collarbone.

Panetta has long explained to Brazilians that these brutal marines are no longer in the country, that they are even demoted. He, Panetta, will not put up with similar behavior - “neither in this country, nor in other places” (here, he probably remembered Colombia).

Then Panetta started talking about airplanes. He decided to unleash Brazil on monetary assistance to crisis America, and in return for money America would give Brazil some goods. Good product, albeit expensive. USA can sell Brazil's 36 Super Hornet combat aircraft for just 5 billion dollars (ok, for 4). Brazil only needs to hurry with a positive decision. After all, today Washington offers planes, and tomorrow it may change its mind. The minister of war is not well acquainted with marketing: there is no need to put pressure on a potential client. The client will understand that the seller has nowhere to go. Especially since this hapless seller should have guessed that he is not alone in the world market. What's more - which one of Panetta's friend? He himself says that today, they say, yes, but tomorrow - no. With such friends and enemies do not.

Brazil planes offer other suppliers. “Besides the Boeing company,” writes Neil Nikandrov (Strategic Culture Foundation), - in the fight for the contract involved the French - the plane Rafale (the company Dassault Aviation) and the Swedes - the plane Grippen (Saab). In addition, the Brazilians are extremely annoyed that the contract for the supply of Embraer light aircraft to 380 million dollars to Afghanistan was annulled. It was the fault of a rival US company. A lot of similar cases of American intervention in the Brazilian military-technical cooperation have accumulated. Embraer, in particular, failed to realize a good deal with Venezuelans. Some of the components of the Super Tornado aircraft were produced in the United States. Under this pretext, the Americans blocked the deal. ”

In general, it was not so hard that Panetta got out of sunny Brazil, in the forests of which there are a lot of wild monkeys.

In Chile, there were no scandals with prostitutes, but without much friendship. It is difficult to talk about the “expansion of cooperation in the field of defense and security” between the USA and Chile, when the country's parliamentary groups, together with human rights defenders condemn funding by the US Southern Command Valparaiso military base. By the way, Mr. Panetta enlightened the inhabitants of Chile in a geographical sense: from his words there learnedthat both Americans and Chileans are “Pacific nations”.

In general, Chileans are unlikely to go to war with the Chinese, if they are called by the American patriot Panetta.

After Chile, the defense minister temporarily returned to America. In order to recover a little, he spoke to those who always understood him well: to graduates of the American Naval Academy. He practiced on them - before his second tour, already in Asia.

Graduates of the American Naval Academy learned from the Secretary of Defense that the United States is a maritime power, which is returning to its origins. He also explained to future sailors that their generation would have to maintain and strengthen the American presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Everyone understood that Panetta hinted at the strengthening of not quite friendly China, whose military power is growing, but the head of the Pentagon suddenly spoke of the need to strengthen and develop military cooperation with China and thus ensure peace in the region. Panetta also said that this year he flies to China, where he had never been as Minister of Defense.

Not speech, but a democratic solyanka.

4 June Pentagon chief arrived in Hanoi. Then he was reminded of the times of war with true Vietnamese politeness. Marianna brown of "Voices of America" writes about it delicately: "The ministers representing countries that once fought against each other exchanged wartime relics - the diary of a Vietnamese soldier killed in battle and the letters of an American officer who served in Vietnam."

America has made great progress in relations with Vietnam. In recent years, in the port of Kamran, the Vietnamese repaired ... five American ships. The speech, according to M. Brown, is about the consent of Vietnam “to carry out simple repair operations on US courts that are not taking part in hostilities”.

Inspired by the Vietnamese-American progress in simple repair operations, Panetta left Hanoi for Singapore.

Then he opened the American public to the general public. The Chinese, of course, are not fools, and understood against whom America is gathering “friends” in the person of the chief gentleman from the Pentagon — and not the Minister of Defense of the PRC, but the deputy chairman of the Academy of Military Sciences, arrived in Singapore for a security conference. Mr. Panetta, who was surrounded by a solid staff of military gentlemen, including the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey and the commander of the Pacific fleet Admiral Loklira, against the background of a lonely comrade from China, there were as many as Lady Winter with her names against the background of the humble musketeer Athos. The fact that China’s defense minister Comrade Liang Guanle’s visit to Singapore was somewhat reminiscent of Putin’s ignorance of Camp David’s G8 summit.

In general, the increase in tensions in the relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China is connected with the adoption of 3 in January by 2012 in Washington, DC, entitled “Sustaining US Global Leadership: Priorities for 21 Century Defense”. In this strategy, it was stated that China’s gain in the long run could affect the US economy and security. Key moments in the US military strategy are reduced to a reduction in the number of American armed forces while simultaneously concentrating budget resources on the development of satellites and unmanned aircraft. The strategy also implies a reorientation of resources to the APR. Hence it is clear that the Obama administration, while reducing military spending, does not allow them to be reduced along the APR line. On the contrary, we are talking about "reorientation" to the Asia-Pacific region. And in Singapore, the head of the Pentagon only confirmed the fears of China.

The key to shaping the balance of power in the APR is following: First, the United States is going to increase the number of its ships from 282 to 300 and equip them with modern weapons; secondly, to change the ratio of ships (now half of them are in the Pacific Ocean, half - in the Atlantic; this ratio will be changed accordingly 60: 40); thirdly, the Pentagon intends to send fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter fighters to the APR, attacking Virginia-class submarines that can operate in shallow water, as well as electronic warfare weapons and precision weapons. Mr. Panetta said in an ominous voice: "We will purposefully, consistently and steadily shift the balance of the deployment of our armed forces in favor of this vital region for us."

That is such a friendship. It is not surprising that Liang Guanle did not go to the forum, having dissuaded "urgent matters." Such a comrade as the Chinese Minister of Defense often cannot repeat the words about the development of mutual understanding and the strengthening of military ties. China has long been a country that may be tempted by "simple repair operations" carried out on some old American boats. And the White House understands this very well, that's why Mr. Panetta is sent to the countries and regions tirelessly. repeatingthat changes in the US military strategy are not aimed at curbing the growing influence of China.

From Singapore, Mr. Panetta went to India. India, of course, is in BRICS and buys something from Russia, and cooperates with China, but in 2012, it is expected that the volume of trade between this country and the United States will be 100 billion dollars.

Как said Leon Panetta in Delhi, and America and India need to overcome differences with Pakistan - to restore peace in South Asia. (Yes, thinking of China, I do not want to be distracted by Pakistan).

As for the differences between America and Pakistan, then there is definitely something to work on. First, America, who wants to be friends, must learn to apologize. To apologize for the 24 of Pakistani soldiers killed last November - “by mistake”. But America does not know how to apologize.

Well, there are other issues. Two decades in America, undermining India, worked hard “Human rights activist” and head of the non-governmental organization “Kashmir-American Council” Syed Ghulam Nabi Fi, convicted in early April 2012 of the year to 2, for systematic violation of the law on registration of foreign funding. The 63-year-old human rights activist, who fought for the independence of Kashmir (this, by the way, is part of India), has been funded by ISI - Pakistan Inter-Agency Intelligence since 1990.

And now Panetta tells the Hindus that they need to live together with the Pakistanis.

Hindus who have somewhat deviated from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, recently successfully tested Agni-5 rocket, which is able to fly 5.000 kilometers and can carry a nuclear warhead - and they know a lot about geopolitical friendship. In India, they understand: if Panetta says that the armed forces of the two countries should join forces against "more complex threats" in the future, then we are talking about China. The US Secretary of Defense will not deceive the gullible Hindus, emphasizing colorfully that the United States intends to strengthen relations with the PRC: “The United States welcomes China to become a strong and prosperous state that plays an increasingly significant role in global processes, while respecting and observing international norms in the region over the past 60 years. ”

While Panetta was visiting in friendly India, declaring something about friendship with China, about establishing relations with Pakistan, in the south of Afghanistan 22 died and more than 50 people were injured in the attacks of three suicide bombers. On the same day, June 6, 18 civilians died in the province of Logar from the air strike of NATO troops. Among them were women and children.

Everywhere, where peacemakers from the Pentagon and the State Department put their noses, blood is shed and enmity is kindled. Do not believe them. Do not listen to them. Do not let them into your country. Lower barriers in front of him. Arrange them an iron curtain.

These friend seekers are no longer as strong as before.

Making a geopolitical “tour” and, like a traveling salesman, persuading to buy helicopters and airplanes from him, the US Secretary of Defense is showing almost panic. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, Americans make one tragic mistake after another, in Colombia and Brazil, journalists stick to the head of the Pentagon with questions about the "inappropriate behavior" of the US military, the Chinese defense minister ignores Mr. Panetta, finally, in the US, amid the economic crisis, the military budget is decreasing, and will shrink as expected by as much as ten years.

Leon Panetta and his bosses in the White House are only chasing the ghost of former hegemony. They managed to feel its taste after the collapse of the USSR. They feel sorry for her, with hegemony, to part - but she is no more.
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  1. vadimus
    vadimus 9 June 2012 09: 16 New
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    Politics has always been akin to prostitution, but American politics ... God forgive me! ...
    1. baron.nn 9 June 2012 09: 42 New
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      These "prostitutes" still manage to teach everything to live ...
    2. Alexander Romanov 9 June 2012 10: 12 New
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      Yes, what problems - I forgive.
    3. Prorox 9 June 2012 11: 54 New
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      The most interesting thing will be during the fall of America, how many friends and allies will come running to kick the speed bump, we will still be surprised at the cruelty and cynicism (though what I mean) of the colleagues who loved America (putting all their love in a kick).
    4. 77bor1973
      77bor1973 9 June 2012 12: 06 New
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      As one great man said, “the stupidity of a politician is not a flaw”, I just don’t understand, they all managed to annoy everyone at one time, but now they want to kiss them on the gums ?! The number did not pass ...
      1. oiuy
        oiuy 9 June 2012 12: 40 New
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        Haha, thanks to the author for the humor - comedic article and even funnier thoughts lol
        I have only one question: in what allied countries did the Russian Minister of Defense Serdyukov and generally WHO IS ALLIES in the world of Russia?
        1. party3AH
          party3AH 9 June 2012 14: 57 New
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          Quote: oiuy
          Haha, thanks to the author for the humor - comedic article and even funnier thoughts lol
          I have only one question: in what allied countries did the Russian Minister of Defense Serdyukov and generally WHO IS ALLIES in the world of Russia?

          And our country is not “going to carry democracy to anyone”, RosOboroExport is engaged in sales, and not the Minister of Defense who pushes what they don’t have money to buy, our furniture maker doesn’t have money for war, he just wants to "buy", but especially important affairs for the country are dealt with by all dearly beloved and respected Vladimir.
        2. Tersky 9 June 2012 15: 26 New
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          Quote: oiuy
          WHO ALLIES in the world of Russia?

          Well, where are we to such "friends" ... what if the Amers have such new allies as Colombia, then for a full drug package Afghanistan needs to be added, Peru, Bolivia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Morocco, the fucking union will be wassat ... Where is Russia, she just nervously smokes on the sidelines. request .
          1. 755962
            755962 9 June 2012 17: 03 New
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            By this “voyage” I personally mean “monitoring” the situation, in the light of recent events in the Middle East. And assessing further pulling out of my “great” ideas. Feeling the mood in the world? What is such fuss about?
          2. zaxooz
            zaxooz 10 June 2012 07: 51 New
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            AND ADDED AFGAN AND GOES TO US GER AND PROTECTED BY THE SOLDIER NATO FIELD OF THESE, WELL AND ON THEM SOMETIMES SHOOT, FOR ORDER. A RUSSIA DOESN'T NEED TO SMOK NERVOUSLY IN THE SIDE? With such a loss of population, a depressive state of the people and a depressing sense of injustice, which you can ignore only completely forget about it, because it did not solve the problem.
        3. biglow
          biglow 9 June 2012 17: 45 New
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          Russia has always had only one ally, its army and navy, all other satellites and temporary friends.
        4. valton 9 June 2012 18: 46 New
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          The world is changing and at the time when America begins to lose allies (she never had friends), RUSSIA begins to grow as allies. So much for Haha.
        5. Zhaman-Urus 10 June 2012 11: 51 New
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          Army.Fleet and Strategic Missile Forces. Enough for now.
          1. surkov
            surkov 10 June 2012 12: 40 New
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            How much can this nonsense be carried about the allies of Russia in the person of the army and navy? Are subjects such as logic and the theory of state and law generally known to people who carry this?
            How can state power institutions be its allies? laughing Are your hands your allies or are they on their own? Moreover, the nonsense is repeated with alarming popularity. laughing
            There are no allies, especially military men, as there were none! Dot.
            Now the question is: why aren't they? Or is the whole world crazy? bully
  2. Trudy
    Trudy 9 June 2012 09: 16 New
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    The throne of the world hegemon under America staggered. Brazil will grow its GDP, BRICS pops up like a bloody snuffbox, Russia will not agree with the position of the State Department on Syria, then China will declare that it will spend more than a hundred billion dollars on armaments, otherwise it will start to change currencies directly with Japan yen, defying the dollar.

    That's all, amerikosy, late scamper. Previously, it was necessary to include the head, and not crawl with its democracy into all states, and not teach the whole world how to live. Each state has its own historical mentality, its own history and its own economy. Everyone goes his own way.
    And we saw your true face and were horrified - with the execution of Muammar Gaddafi and the delight of Hillary Clinton. That's when all the masks were dropped, and the world saw a monster.
    1. Tersky 9 June 2012 15: 30 New
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      Quote: Trudy
      and delighted Hillary Clinton. That's when all the masks were reset

      Svetlana, do not flatter Hillory, she does not wear a mask no is "beauty" wassat from nature.. laughing
    2. lotus04
      lotus04 10 June 2012 16: 02 New
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      Quote: Trudy
      And we saw your true face and were horrified - with the execution of Muammar Gaddafi and the delight of Hillary Clinton.


      Already forgotten Saddam Hussein.
  3. baron.nn 9 June 2012 09: 44 New
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    Early to "bury" America. They will do many more things ...
    1. Tersky 9 June 2012 15: 37 New
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      Quote: baron.nn
      Early to "bury" America. They will do many more things ...

      Ilya Vladimirovich, do not confuse the righteous with the sinful, what they do is called GOODSWell, no matter how it matters.
  4. Farvil 9 June 2012 09: 48 New
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    When will the American-democratized countries begin to file lawsuits in an international court.
    1. mitya
      mitya 9 June 2012 10: 05 New
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      NEVER!!!
      1. vadimN 9 June 2012 11: 45 New
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        Court???? And who are the judges ...!? Amer only by force of arms can be put in place!
  5. chistii20
    chistii20 9 June 2012 09: 58 New
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    American prostitute No more words
    1. Tersky 9 June 2012 15: 39 New
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      Quote: chistii20
      American prostitute

      I agree, colleague! But why in the singular?
  6. Oleg0705
    Oleg0705 9 June 2012 10: 18 New
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    Pleased with the namesake good
  7. vorobey 9 June 2012 10: 29 New
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    Gop stop, we came around the corner ... will we be friends? and give a cigarette? and what’s in your captains, let me see, don’t blather, I’ll just look .. pretty thing. am I going to vilify? etc. etc.
  8. TekhnarMAF
    TekhnarMAF 9 June 2012 11: 10 New
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    "Cockroaches" are bustling, it seems to be baking!
  9. htpm100
    htpm100 9 June 2012 12: 20 New
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    In my opinion, the United States leadership is doing the right thing, they sent their defense minister to whom they are interested in promoting their interests, the question is why, for example, our defense minister is not traveling to other countries or we do not have stratgic interests on the world stage? after all, there are still such countries in which, in any case, we should be interested, for example, Venezuela or the cube, which our leadership has forgotten. So I look forward to Serdyukov at the reception at Castro)
  10. Myth 9 June 2012 13: 14 New
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    Thank you very much to the author of the article, the author inexhaustible to you, I read and involuntarily recalled Ilf-Petrov, one thing is sad, all of the above takes place and people are very tired of this.
    1. Mart 9 June 2012 14: 07 New
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      Quote: Myth
      Many thanks to the author of the article, the author has shown to you that the writer read and unwittingly remembered Ilf-Petrov

      Thanks, buddy.
      1. Tersky 9 June 2012 15: 48 New
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        Greetings, Oleg! For the article +++++++!! And a huge respect !! And here is this paragraph, good , it was necessary to highlight in boldEverywhere, where peacemakers from the Pentagon and the State Department put their noses, blood is shed and enmity is kindled. Do not believe them. Do not listen to them. Do not let them into your country. Lower barriers in front of him. Arrange them an iron curtain.so that their "friendliness" could be seen from afar.
        1. Mart 9 June 2012 16: 34 New
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          Quote: Tersky
          Greetings, Oleg! For the article +++++++! And huge respect !!

          Thank you, Victor!
          Quote: Tersky
          But this paragraph, good, had to be highlighted in bold

          Selected.
          Oleg.
          1. Tersky 9 June 2012 17: 02 New
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            Quote: Mart
            Selected.

            good !!! drinks drinks drinks - and that's it from me !!!
            1. Mart 9 June 2012 17: 11 New
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              drinks drinks drinks
              And this is from me.
              1. alex21411
                alex21411 10 June 2012 18: 18 New
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                And this is for you Bro from me drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks Chic article Oleg, it went well under the beer brewer)))
  11. DavidLynch
    DavidLynch 9 June 2012 13: 18 New
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    Yesterday there was an interesting post “Letter of the last prisoner of war” from the USA: “I am ashamed to be an American.” The statement made by him clearly confirms Leon Panetta. Those who saw the video of his speeches must have noticed what aplomb and confidence he presents with the American view of the situation. that is, from the very beginning it does not involve objections, the US military force, which it seems to be, and it really is, makes him think that any issue has a forceful solution, hence the animal attitude to Iraqis and Afghans and to everyone else:
    "So, in a letter dated June 27, 2009, sent shortly before the young man was captured, Bergdahl wrote that he was disappointed in the war and that he was" ashamed "to be an American." The future is too good to spend it on a lie, - wrote Bowie. “And life is too short to condemn others and help fools with their wrong ideas.” I saw what they were turning into, which makes me even ashamed to be an American. The smug arrogance in which they bathe is terrible. Just disgusting. ".

    In a letter, Bergdahl listed a number of things that revolted him. According to him, three good sergeants were transferred to another battalion, and "they put a rare one at the head." In turn, his boss was the "old conceited". The military system as a whole, according to the soldier, was broken.

    "The American army humiliates you for honesty ... but if you are a vain bag of shit, you are allowed to do whatever you want, and in addition they will give you a high rank ... this is wrong. I am ashamed to be an American. And the rank of an American soldier is just a lie for fools, "Bowie wrote, noting that all the worthy sergeants he respected planned to leave and advised the rank and file to follow suit. "The US Army is just a big joke that the world should laugh at. It's an army of liars who can drive a knife into the back, fools and hooligans.", - he said.

    At the end of the letter, Bergdahl went on to denounce US military policy. According to him, the actions of American troops in Afghanistan are completely contrary to the stated motto of the campaign "to win the hearts and minds" of the Afghans. "These people need help, but all they get from the most conceited country in the world is assurances that they are nothing, that they are stupid and do not know how to live", Bowie explained in a letter to his parents.

    At the same time, the sergeant draws attention to the episode that turned his mind over: he talks about how he witnessed how an Afghan child fell under the MRAP armored car. "We are not even hurt when we hear each other's stories about Afghan children crushed in the dirty streets by our armored trucks ... We laugh at them (Afghans) directly in their faces, and then laugh at the fact that they don’t understand that we insult them", - the sergeant was indignant.

    At the end of the letter, Bowie attributed what, in a different context, could be considered a suicide note. “I'm sorry for everything. America is so terribly disgusting,” he wrote.

    All this is clearly confirmed by Leon Panetta.
    It is unlikely that any of them read "It is difficult to be God" by A. and B. Strugatsky.

    In continuation, one cannot but recall Madeleine Albright with her speech on the death of Iraqi children - the broadcast of “60 Minutes” on CBS on May 12, 1996. The host of the program, Leslie Stahl, asked about the consequences of economic sanctions against Iraq: “We heard that half a million children died. I mean that it's more children than died in Hiroshima. And do you think the price is worth it? ” US Ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright replied: “I think this is a very difficult choice, but, in our opinion, the price is worth it" [Genocide by Sanctions (1998)] the video is in the u-tube.

    So it is tempting to ask, but what is the price of 500 Russian children?

    In another forum, one person wrote:
    1) In Russia, we perceive the world as follows. Good deed is welcome. The bad deed is Evil.
    2) In the West. Good deed is welcome. A bad deed is a mistake. But not acknowledging the error and persisting in not recognizing it is Evil.

    And really, it’s extremely convenient.

    After killing a huge number of innocent people, sending many for many years below the poverty line, you can always say - Sorry, I made a mistake and continue to live in the firm belief that you are Good ...
    1. zaxooz
      zaxooz 10 June 2012 08: 01 New
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      HOW ARE THEY KILLED BY CHILDREN WITH SANCTIONS OF CHILDREN? And IRAQ WHEN, BY THE TEST OF WASHINGTON IN IRAN, USE OF A? IN IRAN, THE SHAHE WAS KICKED OUT AND EVERYTHING, THE GARDEN WANTED WAR, WELL AND THEN AND HIS FOOT UNDER THE ASS, THE SPRAY WILL KNOW WITH WHICH TO SNIM (ALREADY LEARNED).
  12. Crumbumbes
    Crumbumbes 9 June 2012 13: 40 New
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    I think we have the head himself and the prime minister go on trips
    I agree with one of the posts above that it is too early to "bury" (although very good I would like) the Americans, these ingenious shitheads can still throw feints and are not very pleasant. they’re like clowns, clowns, but what they’re doing ...
    But I think and hope that our government will replay them and wipe their nose more than once
    article smiled, so it is a big +++
    1. Mart 9 June 2012 14: 08 New
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      Quote: Krumbumbes
      article smiled, so it is a big +++

      Thank you, reader!
  13. vladimir64ss
    vladimir64ss 9 June 2012 13: 58 New
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    Empire in convulsions. Even overall, prudent action does not help. Of course, it is early to bury, but the distance must be kept so that it does not inadvertently hurt during the collapse.
  14. wolverine7778
    wolverine7778 9 June 2012 14: 10 New
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    I don’t know that Panetta traveled there without salt, and brings all kinds of signed contracts, interests, whom he makes an offer that no one can refuse, and who puts a black mark on. what
  15. party3AH
    party3AH 9 June 2012 14: 41 New
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    Leon Panetta and his bosses in the White House are only chasing the ghost of former hegemony. They managed to feel its taste after the collapse of the USSR. They feel sorry for her, with hegemony, to part - but she is no more.
    But do not let these gentlemen a bullet in the temple and the world will become brighter, kinder and cleaner.
  16. 11Goor11
    11Goor11 9 June 2012 17: 27 New
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    It is becoming increasingly clear that for America, big politics is like a game of strategy - the fate of living people does not bother them at all.
    That is, it seems that the State Department does not believe in the CONSEQUENCES of the vile attitude to living people.
    It’s as if they live in some imaginary world where Americans can spoil, and the bots have a cute smile and kiss American scissors in response to evil.
  17. Follow 9 June 2012 17: 50 New
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    Thank you for an excellent article.
  18. Pilot200809 9 June 2012 21: 37 New
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    Everywhere, where peacemakers from the Pentagon and the State Department put their noses, blood is shed and enmity is kindled. Do not believe them. Do not listen to them. Do not let them into your country. Lower barriers in front of him. Arrange them an iron curtain. it must be shown on all channels in ALL COUNTRIES of the WORLD and written in the front pages in all WORLD media. This must be taught to the younger generation, IT IS TRUTH
    1. zaxooz
      zaxooz 10 June 2012 08: 09 New
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      THIS IS TRUE. BUT they have the same cool film, JEANS, courtesy of state employees, computers, Games hookups, HISTORY NEZAMARANNAYA REFERENCE its population in the camps (+ lots of cool "historical" films), excellent roads, cheap vehicles, and many other things, how to argue with that? EVEN PUGACHEV WITH HIS UGLY DAUGHTER IS HANGING IN FLORIDA, AND SHE IS A PEOPLE'S ARTIST, AND HAVING A HUSBAND NOT AT HOMELAND ... THERE IS A FAILURE.
  19. Stasi.
    Stasi. 10 June 2012 20: 15 New
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    To assess the moral and psychological qualities of the US Army, read the motto of the elite special forces, the legendary "green berets": "If you kill for money - you are a mercenary. If you kill for pleasure - you are a sadist. If you kill for money and for the sake of pleasure - you are a “green beret.” This motto accurately reflects the moral of American soldiers.