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Did they win? The Pentagon has managed to "contain" Russia

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Did they win? The Pentagon has managed to "contain" Russia

Mark Esper. Source: profil.ru


Fine political matter


Mark Esper, who became US Secretary of Defense a little less than a year ago, has already managed to become famous for several anti-Russian statements. He did not like the help of Moscow suffering from the coronavirus of Italy: according to the minister, it was a political action with selfish motives. Does Esper know what he is talking about? Despite the fact that he managed to fight in the Persian Gulf (and even received many awards for this) and graduate from West Point, the current US Secretary of Defense is more of a civilian politician than a military politician. He graduated from the School of Public Administration. John F. Kennedy and George Washington University, where he received a doctorate in political science. Actually, he has recently demonstrated good political skills. Esper also studied German and Russian at the university, which sometimes shines at press conferences. So, in November last year, he answered reporters a question whether the military department would pursue Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Windman, who testified in Congress on the impeachment case of Donald Trump, with the words: “No, no, nein. Which language suits you? ”


Talk about deterring Russia when NATO’s main patrimony is restless, at least not timely. Source: cdnimg.rg.ru

In recent weeks, the US media have been discussing news about the alleged involvement of Russia in the killing of American soldiers by the Taliban in Afghanistan. And, despite the denial of this fact by the Pentagon and the terrorists themselves, there are certain reputation losses of the American army. A certain negative background has already formed in society, even taking into account the fact that this is not true. Esper had to make excuses to the journalists, saying that for him all this was unexpected and nothing was reported to him. Therefore, a small, but victory victory was needed.

Summing up the results of his first year in office, Esper on the Pentagon website spoke about the victories over the enemies of the United States: Iran and North Korea, as well as the containment of Russia and China. The Secretary of Defense did not specify where the US military was holding back Russia's aggressive outbursts. In general, Esper’s performance partially solves two problems. The first is to record in the minds of taxpayers the success of the army in protecting the nation from the Russian-Chinese threat. And the second is the justification of the considerable funds spent on “containing” Russia. For example, in Europe, to maintain parity with the Russian threat, it is planned to send at least $ 1 billion in the next fiscal year (starting on October 3,789). All this will be mastered within the framework of the European Initiative of Deterrence program and will be aimed at shipping, satellite communications, submarine forces and anti-submarine defense. It should be noted that the Pentagon’s appetites in this area have decreased: last fiscal year, a record $ 6,5 billion was spent on European containment of Russia. Now the United States plans to ban the financing of any activity that contributes to the recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea. It is proposed to “contain” Russia by the termination of military cooperation, except for the sphere of preventing direct conflicts with NATO countries.

What specific threats did Esper manage to cope with in a year in office? In the case of Russia, one can only guess, but an analysis of his early statements allows us to draw some conclusions. As the head of the Pentagon noted earlier, Russia has strong cyber capabilities and regularly "either tries to influence or intervenes in many countries." Here, the US military, according to Esper, successfully confronts Russian hackers from the Main Intelligence Directorate. Displeasure is expressed only by rare US partners. For example, the Georgian Foreign Ministry recently accused Russia of cyber attacks on government services at the end of October last year. In response to this, the Americans seem to be switching to aggressive tactics in exchange for passive defense. At least Esper indicated that position.

Undoubtedly, the American establishment may ascribe to the list of victories in “deterring” Russia the supply of arms to Ukraine for $ 60 million. The notorious and widely publicized anti-tank Javelin appeared in our neighboring country, and Kiev intends to buy them more than once.

Calm position


Given the decline in funding for Russia's containment program at the European theater of operations, Esper may not have a chance for victory rhetoric in the future. In early July, the Americans made it clear to Georgia that the next money to support "democratization" (read: Russia's confrontation) might not come in full. The money in the United States was not much delayed: about $ 20 million, but for Georgia it is substantial. And the fact itself is already alarming. In the document, the congressmen put forward the following requirements to the Georgian leadership:

“... a) strengthen democratic institutions, as indicated in the accompanying report; b) to fight corruption in the government, including the application of anti-corruption laws and regulations; “(c) Ensure that the rule of law in the private sector complies with internationally recognized standards, including the right of foreign enterprises to work freely and unhindered to fully realize the commercial and financial benefits of investing in Georgia.”

Another thorn in the plans of the head of the Pentagon is President Donald Trump. His unpredictable policies often do not agree with the plans of the military.


Source: eurasia.expert

At first, Esper defiantly did not support Trump's plans to include the military in suppressing protests, but now he is actually sabotaging the withdrawal of troops from Germany. Trump, incidentally, spoke very soberly about this, pointing out the strange balance of spending in Germany. Why should the US pay to protect the Germans from Russia if Germany itself pays a potential aggressor for hydrocarbons? According to the president, Germany owes at least a trillion dollars to protect the sovereignty of the Americans. As rightly asserted by political scientist Alexander Rar:

“This is a serious enough step to discipline Germany and to split NATO somewhere in order to better manage it.”

What victories in containing Russia can we talk about if there is still no unity in NATO, and even the partners do not always listen to the instructions of the world hegemon? For instance, история with Nord Stream 2, which seems to end soon with the thunderous applause of Germany and Russia. The American leadership failed to convince the countries of Europe that the money in Russia from the sale of natural gas would be spent specifically on arms buildup. Today, Germany buys gas, and tomorrow will face another Russian aggression. Not convinced. The situation with NATO’s partner Turkey also does not inspire confidence in the omnipotence of the United States. No matter how the Americans had to invest money in restraining Erdogan! Perhaps that is why Esper so unexpectedly made triumphant reports? In the future, no reason to foresee?

At the beginning of the year, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov commented on numerous attempts by the United States and NATO countries to contain Russia. According to him, "no US programs and financial means aimed at containing Russia will work." At the same time, the Russian leadership adheres to a calm position and offers a mutually beneficial dialogue, emphasizing equal relations. And Russophobic statements to attract the extra attention of politicians and the population of our overseas neighbor have always been and, obviously, will not disappear.
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  1. Egoza
    Egoza 12 July 2020 06: 29 New
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    "Tovarisch" reported for the year. He justified his salary .. Well, let him talk about "how spaceships roam the Bolshoi Theater"
    1. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 12 July 2020 07: 36 New
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      They are obsessed with Russia and they are afraid of the growth of its economy and influence.
      We read .without notes and comments ...

      "July 10, 2020 Hearing on the topic:
      “With American lives at stake - lessons for managing Russia's threat”
      Before the Subcommittee: Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment
      Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives


      Chairman (Bill) Keating, member of the rating (Adam) Kinzinger, dear members. I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify today about the significant threat that Russia poses to our troops, our democracy and our people.
      I had the honor to serve in the House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993 ... from the end of the Vietnam era ... through the Reagan building ... through the fall of the Berlin Wall. This was the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. And Congress played an extremely important role in the oversight ... to protect our national security interests. So, I thank you for this hearing and for your control.
      Let me begin with clarity. We are in the new chapter of the Cold War.
      But the problem of this new chapter with the Russian Federation of Vladimir Putin is different - and in some respects more dangerous - than the problem that we faced with the USSR.

      The only way to deal with Putin is from a position of strength. If he reads the weakness on the part of the United States, make no mistake, he will take advantage of this weakness - as he did in Russia's aggression in Ukraine, in Syria, in US elections and now in Afghanistan. This new chapter will require decisive, clear leadership from the president and the rest of our government, informed by our diplomatic, military and intelligence experts, and guided by the national interests of America.
      Let me begin with Putin’s ambitions and strategic prospects.
      Putin is a former KGB officer who believes that the glory of the former Soviet state should be restored. He believes that the fall of the Iron Curtain has ushered in an era of weakness, and he is determined to return Russia to the status of a global superpower. The key to this strategy is finding ways to undermine the United States and influence our foreign policy.
      Actually it was a difficult project for Russia. The population of Russia is aging and declining. His economy fought - served a mixture of an overloaded socialist state with a corrupt core of oligarchs who stole innumerable billions from the Russian people. No democracy will tolerate such inept leadership and corruption, and so Putin put an end to any semblance of democracy

      .
      As this Committee is well aware, Putin recently held a constitutional referendum that could allow him to remain in power until 2036.
      The restoration of superpower status in Russia is the basis of Putin’s narrative for his internal audience. When you translate this story into Russian foreign and defense policy, it means the following four things:
      Firstly, the undermining of NATO and its key missions;
      Secondly, the undermining of the US military presence in Europe or what Russia calls its “near abroad”;
      Thirdly, to resume participation in international organizations, such as the Big Seven, from which it was thrown out after the invasion of Ukraine; and

      Fourth, to interfere in elections in the United States and other Western countries in order to wreak havoc and disagreement and, if they are very successful, to achieve election results more favorable to Russian interests.

      Because Russia cannot match the United States in force-to-force conflict, it has developed a form of asymmetric force - or "hybrid war" - using a combination of civilian and military capabilities to conduct negative, deadly covert operations ... influence operations ... intervention elections ... recruiting spies and agents of influence ... stealing technology ... taking prisoners ... and other methods designed to gain geostrategic leverage without provoking an all-out conventional armed conflict with the West. "

      And there are many of them and they carry this crap in front of the highest organs of the country. ..
      They without breaking say. That they are with Russia in the stage of the Cold War-2. More severe. Than the first with the USSR
      1. aleksejkabanets
        aleksejkabanets 12 July 2020 08: 39 New
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        Quote: To be or not to be
        They are obsessed with Russia and they are afraid of the growth of its economy and influence

        He smiled, especially the growth of the economy.
        1. Civil
          Civil 12 July 2020 11: 35 New
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          Quote: aleksejkabanets
          Quote: To be or not to be
          They are obsessed with Russia and they are afraid of the growth of its economy and influence

          He smiled, especially the growth of the economy.

          Shame on you, there is a negative economic growth! What no but growth. And about the welfare of citizens in general I am silent.
          1. aleksejkabanets
            aleksejkabanets 12 July 2020 12: 20 New
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            Quote: Civil
            Shame on you, there is a negative economic growth!

            Right He gave Mach. And then I think why they are minus.
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 12 July 2020 14: 05 New
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              Quote: aleksejkabanets
              We are reading. Without bills and comments ... (expert's statement) July 10, 2020
              Let me begin with clarity. We are in the new chapter of the Cold War. But the problem of this new chapter with the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, is different - and in some respects more dangerous - than the problem that we faced with the USSR
              I read this report by Mark Esper, who a year ago became US Secretary of Defense.
              In principle, his HINT in the report is TRANSPARENT enough for DEDICATED to the US Geopolitical Strategy against the USSR / Russia. Namely.

              Esper in his report is referring specifically to their implementation against the USSR / RF Harvard and Hunston projects of the United States and he now says the Hunston project, which is an adjustment to the 3rd stage of the Harvard project.
              It is from these positions of the Hunston project that we need to evaluate the performance of the Expert, who claims that Putin impedes Washington's implementation!
              It is Putin’s policy and the corresponding amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, imposed by Yeltsin’s execution of the House of Soviets in 1993, that Washington does not like, and therefore Esper offers US lawmakers the POWER options to deter the Russian Federation.

              REFERENCE
              In recent history, the essence of the problem of international relations between the USA and the USSR / Russia is revealed, for example, by the corresponding videos of past years.
              FIRST. Deputy of the State Duma Yevgeny FEDOROV in 2017 explains that Russia lives according to AMERICAN law. That "all" of our ASSETS belong to the USA. Russia stands on dollar and European loans.
              Moreover, such a fate was determined by the people themselves, voting for the constitution, which determines the COLONIAL dependence of the Russian Federation on the United States and the collective West.

              Deputy Fedorov: Russia LIVES UNDER AMERICAN LAWS • Dec 14. 2017 year


              SECOND.
              Harvard and Houston projects against Russia and the Slavic peoples.
          2. sleeve
            sleeve 12 July 2020 13: 10 New
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            Please do not be silent! Speak! Charts on the table! 1990,1995,2000,2010,2020 ... Thieves and deceivers! And then they pushed cars on the roads, it is impossible to drive to a trolleybus to work. Are they all? True?
            1. aleksejkabanets
              aleksejkabanets 12 July 2020 13: 20 New
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              Quote: sleeve
              Please do not be silent! Speak! Charts on the table! 1990,1995,2000,2010,2020 ... Thieves and deceivers! And then they pushed cars on the roads, it is impossible to drive to a trolleybus to work. Are they all? True?

              But why compare with the 90th year? Why not since 1913? The diagrams comparing the growth of the USSR economy and the growth of the Russian economy would be correct. But they will obviously not be in favor of today's Russia.
              1. sleeve
                sleeve 12 July 2020 14: 01 New
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                Why correct? The principles of management and distribution of benefits are completely different. Oswieczym (forgive me for such an object of comparison) in terms of profitability is higher than a toy factory, but the "welfare" of workers looks somewhat different. You, please, the quivering doe of the welfare of citizens, you, as the declared measure, do not harness to every yoke.
                1. aleksejkabanets
                  aleksejkabanets 12 July 2020 14: 24 New
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                  Quote: sleeve
                  Why correct?

                  Because in this way it is possible to track the dynamics of the development of that state and that. Two different economic models can be visually compared. The collapse of the USSR and the arrival of the "saints of the nineties" are the indisputable fault of those people who are still at the helm of the state. And neither you nor anyone else will be able to challenge this fact.
                  Quote: sleeve
                  Oswieczym (forgive me for such an object of comparison) in terms of profitability is higher than a toy factory, but the "welfare" of workers looks somewhat differently.

                  I do not quite understand, are you trying to compare the USSR with Auschwitz?
                  Quote: sleeve
                  You, please, a trembling doe of the welfare of citizens, but you, as the measure declared, do not harness it into every clamp.

                  You want to say that the welfare of Soviet people was lower than the welfare of the Russian? And yet, please try to express your thoughts more clearly.
                  1. sleeve
                    sleeve 12 July 2020 14: 41 New
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                    And I just knew that you would write me a comparison of the USSR and osntsim. Down with abstraction! Everything is targeted! No, and I didn't try. I named the terrible object as a "model of management" to show the options for "comparisons". Now about the clarity of thoughts. My thesis is in the way of distribution of goods and their availability for the bulk of the population. With pleasure, regarding the welfare of Soviet and Russian citizens, but not in the comments. There is little room for normal discussion. Believe me, I do not accept capitalism, in any form, as a formative force of the state system. But we also could not try normal socialism. The same "everything for a person" who. The foundation is made, the nuances spoil everything. Nuances at the forefront - they are crumbling. Maybe the "doers" just don't have enough brains to put them together? But there is also a decisive factor in the "evolutionary nature" of any actions. The same has an imprint on methods and effectiveness. Everything is simple there in the USA. "We are the best" and that's it. Therefore, this opposition is not particularly favorable to us. It slips by a miracle sometimes. Well, they beat and kick it mainly on the basis of welfare, according to its level. But I emphasize again, the devil is in the details. For this, let me take my leave, it's time to change.
                  2. dedusik
                    dedusik 12 July 2020 16: 11 New
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                    As a more than seventy-year-old grandfather, an ardent member of the CPSU with 30 years of experience, I will say yes, higher, and we can clearly see this prosperity on the roads of Russia. In order to buy an inexpensive color TV in the USSR, I had to give my three-month salary, and now I bought a TV at 49 "for a two-month pension. But we have lost a lot in social guarantees, and this is a fact.
                    1. aleksejkabanets
                      aleksejkabanets 12 July 2020 19: 26 New
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                      Quote: dedusik
                      As a more than seventy-year-old grandfather, an ardent member of the CPSU with 30 years of experience, I will say yes, higher, and we can clearly see this prosperity on the roads of Russia. In order to buy an inexpensive color TV in the USSR, I had to give my three-month salary, and now I bought a TV at 49 "for a two-month pension. But we have lost a lot in social guarantees, and this is a fact.

                      You’d better compare the communal apartment, food, medicine, school supplies, as for household appliances, don’t forget, for 30 years, progress has stepped far forward, therefore this comparison can hardly be called correct. In addition, pensions are paid stably, but not many can boast of stable work.
                      1. dedusik
                        dedusik 12 July 2020 23: 54 New
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                        And what about the products, divide everything by one hundred and get the prices USSR_ovskie, and some even lower, the same sugar is almost half the price, the same vodka is also cheaper, and the salary is not engineering 110 rubles + 30% quarterly. Communal, yes, has grown almost 5 times. But a stable USSR_ovskoy salary can still be obtained, but this is not enough for people, especially young people, you have to buy a car and go on vacation to Turkey. Just sometimes you need to sit down and think about whether you are worth as much as you get paid, or else, brother, capitalism. In the USSR it was possible to sit in the same research institute for years, spit on the ceiling and get your 110 + 30% quarter.
                      2. aleksejkabanets
                        aleksejkabanets 13 July 2020 17: 55 New
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                        Quote: dedusik
                        Yes, and the salary is not engineering 110 rubles + 30% quarterly turn out.

                        Lies, a salary of less than 120 p. received only on the collective farm or those employees. When I worked as an instrumentation and adjustment engineer, I received a salary of 220 rubles. Father, working on commissioning compressors for air separation, received well for 300 p. For your information, an engineer under the USSR received almost always less than a highly skilled worker.
                        Quote: dedusik
                        I, as more than seventy-year-old grandfather, an ardent member of the CPSU with 30 years of experience

                        It sounds the same as: "I am the same daughter of an officer and we are not so simple." For even simple things that are generally known about the USSR do not know. The rest of your delirium is designed only for people who have not seen that period. Who do you work for?
                  3. meandr51
                    meandr51 12 July 2020 19: 28 New
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                    Unnecessary and harmful things are simply imposed on people, reducing the price: cars, televisions, vodka. And gradually they are deprived of access to necessary things: apartments, free time, healthy food, friendly communication.
                    1. dedusik
                      dedusik 13 July 2020 10: 50 New
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                      And who makes you buy unnecessary and harmful things, or do you act according to the principle "the neighbor has, so why don't I buy"? And who deprives you of your free time, we have a work week of 40 hours, so talk with your friends in your free time. And as for access to apartments, it was not very easy in the USSR, unless you worked at a large enterprise that built apartments for its workers, but even then the interest from apartments went to the city, about 30%, to the military registration and enlistment office - 7%, and residents of demolished houses.
                    2. meandr51
                      meandr51 13 July 2020 14: 27 New
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                      Problems with apartments in the USSR were not least due to good fertility. Now this problem has somewhere diminished altogether to zero: there is no work, no one wants to live there, many people died and traveled.
                      As for "who forces", then you have probably never heard of manipulation of consciousness and consider yourself completely independent of the media.
                    3. dedusik
                      dedusik 13 July 2020 18: 36 New
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                      And what does this have to do with the manipulation of the media by consciousness, you just need to compare your Wishlist with your capabilities, and as my grandmother used to say, "do not live with your first eyes", and for this you need to have something in your head, not the same diploma crust.
                2. aleksejkabanets
                  aleksejkabanets 13 July 2020 18: 03 New
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                  Quote: meandr51
                  Unnecessary and harmful things are simply imposed on people, reducing the price

                  No, not by cutting prices, but by imposing loans.
                  Quote: meandr51
                  And gradually they are deprived of access to necessary things: apartments, free time, healthy food, friendly communication.

                  Welcome to capitalist society. All this looks like a book "Dunno on the Moon" or a fairy tale about Chipolino.
              2. Mikhail m
                Mikhail m 13 July 2020 09: 29 New
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                Quote: dedusik
                To buy an inexpensive color TV in the USSR, I had to give my three-month salary, and now I bought a TV at 49 "for a two-month pension.

                Byvalicha, aluminum was worth more than gold, and now aluminum dishes do not even need to be in the country. And how much you can buy her retirement ...
                1. dedusik
                  dedusik 13 July 2020 10: 35 New
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                  "Byvalych" it cost in the dashing 90s, and this is no longer the USSR, when everything, even the hammers and axes bought in a discount store, were exported abroad bully
                2. Mikhail m
                  Mikhail m 13 July 2020 16: 45 New
                  +2
                  Sorry, colleague, but byvalycha is the 19th century, when the most respected guests were served aluminum utensils, and a little less respected gold.
                3. dedusik
                  dedusik 13 July 2020 18: 50 New
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                  Well, here we are talking about the USSR and today's Russia, and not about France. hi In Russia, of those times, he did not like.
  • Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 12 July 2020 10: 58 New
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    Quote: To be or not to be
    dear members.

    Pancake! And if "in Russian"! It will be much more accurate! bully
    And these are American x..ren MEMBERS decided that they can command the world like this, easily !? am
    "Well, stupideeeeeeeee !!!" (from)
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 12 July 2020 11: 26 New
      +1
      The Pentagon has managed to "contain" Russia

      Well done. Take a pie from the shelf. wink
  • evgen1221
    evgen1221 12 July 2020 17: 33 New
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    I found crap in his words from the strength of 30%, the rest corresponds to reality.
  • 79807420129
    79807420129 12 July 2020 20: 59 New
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    Quote: To be or not to be
    They without breaking say. That they are with Russia in the stage of the Cold War-2. More severe. Than the first with the USSR

    Yes, and goodies. Let them turn if that. wassat
  • aglet
    aglet 13 July 2020 21: 41 New
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    "Putin is a former KGB officer who believes that the glory of the former Soviet state must be restored."
    how can the glory of the Soviet state be restored without the restoration of the Soviet system?
  • Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 12 July 2020 07: 55 New
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    Quote: Egoza
    "Tovarisch" reported for the year. He justified his salary .. Well, let him talk about "how spaceships roam the Bolshoi Theater"

    Their spending on "containment" of Russia is growing, which means that the Russian threat is growing too. recourse that residents would understand and agree
  • Lelek
    Lelek 12 July 2020 11: 54 New
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    Quote: Egoza
    "Tovarisch" reported for the year. He justified his salary .. Well, let him talk about "how spaceships roam the Bolshoi Theater"

    hi , Elena.
    We haven't communicated for a long time. So what did I want to say on the topic? Today on the channel "Russia 24" Arkady Mamontov's program about the American director of the "InfoWars" channel - Alex Jones was shown.

    Alex described in detail and impartially with pictures all these tricks of American (and not only) "figures", the media and shadow "rulers". He analyzed in detail where the Russophobic and militarist trends come from in America itself and in the "Western world" dominated by the "exclusive". The program is very interesting and instructive - I advise.
    As for Mr. Esper, how many parrots threw something on the fan? Let yourself a bay.
  • nikolaj1703
    nikolaj1703 12 July 2020 16: 53 New
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    RUSSIANS ARE COMING!!!
  • Vicontas
    Vicontas 12 July 2020 20: 10 New
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    Overseas calves want a Russian wolf to catch! One misfortune - the horns are short!
  • Vend
    Vend 13 July 2020 10: 13 New
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    Quote: Egoza
    "Tovarisch" reported for the year. He justified his salary .. Well, let him talk about "how spaceships roam the Bolshoi Theater"

    These live in a parallel world laughing
  • Andrei Gurov
    Andrei Gurov 12 July 2020 07: 09 New
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    Who doesn’t hold back Russia, starting with Ukraine and Georgia and ending with the USA. It’s scary to think wherever Russia would have been if it hadn’t been kept.
    1. kartalovkolya
      kartalovkolya 12 July 2020 08: 54 New
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      Yes, guys, "... the cardinal and the grocer are strength ....", it seems the time has come for the next flights of the amerovsky defense ministers from the windows of skyscrapers shouting: "... the Russians are coming ..."! This is what the decline of psychiatry in the United States leads to!
    2. Polymer
      Polymer 12 July 2020 10: 25 New
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      Quote: Andrei Gurov
      wherever Russia would already be if not held.

      In truth, sanctions really slowed down the development of the Russian economy.
      In general, if sanctions, for example, the DPRK, had not been totally stifled, then they would have already developed at the level of Japan. And Russia, in contrast to North Korea, has much more resources, so it incurs much less losses from sanctions. But there is still a strangulation effect.
  • parusnik
    parusnik 12 July 2020 07: 24 New
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    He has the job of writing such reports. It is necessary to explain to the taxpayer where the money is going.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 12 July 2020 11: 09 New
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      Quote: parusnik
      He has the job of writing such reports.

      That is, if the Minister of Defense imagines himself to be a "politician" and not in the military department ...
      And if the Minister of Defense is engaged in his department, then he has no time to get into politics, where without him to shit but rewarded, as in the Augean stables! God forbid, he can manage his affairs ... But the Pentagon has problems above the roof! But no: you need to PR, bask in the rays of universal attention to your person.
      So it turns out like the saying: "every gopher imagines himself an agronomist!"
      Therefore, such "ministers" whistle like gophers on the topic of "harvest".
  • rocket757
    rocket757 12 July 2020 08: 29 New
    +1
    All politicians are equally "accountable" to their .... voters.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 12 July 2020 11: 14 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      All politicians are equally "accountable" to their .... voters.

      You're right. But there are honest politicians, and there are PR dreamers.
      As they said at Odessa Privoz - these are two big differences!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 12 July 2020 12: 37 New
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        All politicians are sometimes forced to tell the truth! In this age of widespread availability of any information, the ability to check everything, in various sources, smart / serious politicians have to master the art of forced balance between their Wishlist and necessity.
        My opinion is that absolutely honest politicians DO NOT HAPPEN. Therefore, I always insist on weighing ALL actions, decisions, such persons before hanging on them either labels or orders of honor.
  • A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 12 July 2020 11: 10 New
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    What is the article about? That Mark Esper is bad? Okay, then, find an article in the anglet that says that Sergei Kuzhugetovich is a good one.
    "Appetites of the Pentagon", "potential aggressor", "omnipotence of the United States" ...
    This is not analytics, but an on-duty set of ritual campaigns to the accompaniment of mossy tambourines of agitprop of the 70s, sorry. hi
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 12 July 2020 11: 44 New
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      Quote: A. Privalov
      This is not analytics, but an on-duty set of ritual campaigns

      This is true. But I would very much like to have at least one eye look at their closed information about "our Rush" and its aircraft ...
      But this is a closed infa and it will not shine openly, so as not to highlight the "source". This is the basics, but they are not mentioned in the propaganda. In propaganda, they press on feelings, emotions, and not on brains! For most of the plebos either lack them, or lack education. Therefore, amam and hang noodles, and everything is needed for the day and their own line in politics. What is not clear here !?
      One thing is clear from Esper’s opus - PUTIN got a bone across his throat! And they cannot swallow it either by themselves or with the help of the fifth column!
      That's where their main problem is!
      In general, this is what Yaroslavna's "lament" on the moat in Putivl is about ...
      I even felt sorry for Esper with his wretched attempts and rituals around the "bad Rashi".
      AHA.
    2. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 12 July 2020 11: 52 New
      +1
      Alex Jones Who rules the world? / @ Arkady Mamontov
  • Kibl
    Kibl 12 July 2020 12: 14 New
    +1
    If to paraphrase M. Zhvanetsky, "It's a pity that we never heard the US Secretary of Defense." Another chatterbox with the fervor of a fucking cock!
  • 1536
    1536 12 July 2020 12: 25 New
    -1
    That's because Americans have such a hard life. All the time you need to restrain someone, hold and not let go. Right the world gendarme is obtained. The Russian Empire fell ill with this disease by the middle of the XNUMXth century. The main thing is that the Americans nevertheless have recovered, and it is not long to give ends from such an anxious life.
  • NF68
    NF68 12 July 2020 16: 46 New
    0
    Now the coronovirus will still win and you will have full pockets of happiness.
  • madjik
    madjik 12 July 2020 20: 36 New
    0
    when you need to cherish something!
  • lirik
    lirik 13 July 2020 10: 42 New
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    This is not even hatred, but a chronic disease spreading to all the nations of the world torn apart by economic, racial, political and other contradictions, degrading even in a physiological sense, representatives of the fake state of the United States and European integrators. Hatred coupled with a genetic predisposition to chauvinism of mentally unhealthy but rich and thieving representatives of the "New World", who seriously consider themselves the heirs of the fallen Roman Empire. Rabid dogs, restrained only by the animal fear of being killed on the spot while trying to bite with the deadly poison of nuclear, chemical or biological and information weapons all who do not agree to die for their well-being on Earth.
  • NordUral
    NordUral 20 July 2020 19: 29 New
    -1
    What did you want to say?