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"Do not underestimate the power of Russia": the US calls on to confront the Russian threat

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"Do not underestimate the power of Russia": the US calls on to confront the Russian threat

Russia is not a superpower in the full sense of the word, but it is ready to use all means to remain a global player. The United States should not underestimate the power of Russia; it is imperative to start confronting the Russian threat without delay. The American edition of The Wall Street Journal writes about it.


Russia carried out a large-scale cyberattack on US government agencies and American companies, injecting malware into information systems, the magazine writes. At the same time, the Russian special services specifically chose the coronavirus pandemic in order to cause maximum damage.

This attack fits perfectly into the concept that Russia has been using for a long time. There is an opinion that Russia is relatively weak due to its unstable economy, small army and other reasons, and, therefore, is only a troublemaker, and not the main threat to the United States and Western democracies.

However, this is a misconception, Russia, in fact, is the main threat, simply hiding its capabilities. Outwardly weak, it poses a threat not only in cyberspace, but also activates its capabilities around the world - from Crimea and Syria to Africa, Venezuela, Europe and the Arctic.

As Putin put it two decades ago: Russia is never as strong as it would like to be, and it is never as weak as it is believed.

- the magazine writes.

The prevailing view in the West about Russia as a weak and declining country is already outdated and fundamentally wrong. Modern Russia is no longer the country that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and also gone are the days when it was, in the words of John McCain, "a gas station that pretends to be a country." Russia has a lot of resources and a high-tech industry, has nuclear energy and produces more and more advanced weapon.

Using pinpoint strikes, the mobile and professional army of Russia seizes more and more new territories in the Middle East and other regions, Russia spreading its influence, including through the sale of weapons.

Thus, the new US President Joe Biden and his team must confront the threat posed by modern Russia. Biden needs to interact with Putin where the US needs it, and otherwise oppose Russian aspirations. The United States must confront the Russian threat and direct all efforts to unite the world in accordance with American traditions based on democratic values.
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  1. Sergey39
    Sergey39 24 December 2020 13: 52
    +4
    "US President Joe Biden" has not yet become President. And the future president will have to negotiate with Russia, whether he wants it or not, taking into account its interests.
    1. iouris
      iouris 24 December 2020 14: 07
      +2
      "We are not afraid of the gray wolf"
      The gray wolf always negotiates with the piglets how he will eat them. And what is the contractual position of the pig?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 24 December 2020 14: 12
        +1
        "Do not underestimate the power of Russia": the US calls on to confront the Russian threat

        From words to deeds.

        The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, said that the warships of the North Atlantic Alliance and the US strategic aviation increased activity near the Russian borders.
        “The multiply increased number of calls by NATO ships into the Black, Baltic and Barents Seas causes concern. The number of US strategic aviation flights has also increased "- he said during a briefing for foreign attaches.

        https://russian.rt.com/russia/news/816131-genshtab-nato-rossiya
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 24 December 2020 14: 57
          -1
          Thus, the new US President Joe Biden and his team must confront the threat posed by modern Russia. Biden needs to interact with Putin where the US needs it, and otherwise oppose Russian aspirations.
          The United States must confront the Russian threat and direct all efforts to unite the world in accordance with American traditions based on democratic values.

          Yes Yes! Everything is as they say. A new sponge hangs on the stake - start all over again!

          After Biden was elected as the new president of the United States, nothing has changed in Washington's relations with Russia, and it is not expected to change - everything is going on as before.
          1. Starover_Z
            Starover_Z 24 December 2020 15: 54
            +3
            Quote: Tatiana
            Yes Yes! Everything is as they say. A new sponge hangs on the stake - start all over again!

            That's for sure ! Whoever comes to power with them, the same sounds are heard from the speakers ...
            We've already played the record.
            Jackals surround the den with the bear and yelp that he scares them.
            When will you "get drunk" ?!
        2. Tatyana
          Tatyana 24 December 2020 15: 04
          -1
          New US President Joe Biden and his team must confront the threat posed by modern Russia. Biden needs to interact with Putin where the US needs it, and otherwise oppose Russian aspirations. The United States must confront the Russian threat and direct all efforts to unite the world in accordance with American traditions based on democratic values.

          After the change of US President Trump to Biden, nothing has changed in Washington's relations with Russia, and it is not expected to change. It will only get worse.

          As they say, a new sponge is hanging in the yard in the USA - start all over again!
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 24 December 2020 15: 11
            -1
            Quote: Tatiana
            As they say, a new sponge is hanging in the yard in the USA - start all over again!

            Both the one and the other were wet, at one time they were in the USSR, so that Biden will never be laundered from his ties with the KGB / FSB ...


            Interview of the Central Television of the USSR with Senator Joe Biden, during which he talked in front of the camera about the prospects for cooperation with the USSR.

            News. Air August 31, 1979


            1. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis 24 December 2020 19: 54
              0
              Quote: Insurgent
              Quote: Tatiana
              As they say, a new sponge is hanging in the yard in the USA - start all over again!

              Both the one and the other were wet, at one time they were in the USSR, so that Biden will never be laundered from his ties with the KGB / FSB ...


              Interview of the Central Television of the USSR with Senator Joe Biden, during which he talked in front of the camera about the prospects for cooperation with the USSR.

              News. Air August 31, 1979



              An old parable comes to mind ... - "The criminal returned home fifteen years later. He comes in, and his aunt sits at the window. He tells her, feeling moved -" (Hm ... what ) ... lol Fucking aunt! How old you are! "! hi
            2. hydrox
              hydrox 25 December 2020 08: 52
              0
              It is at least frivolous (and more comically!) To recall the figures of speech of a second-rate politician 50 years ago in relation to the dementia behavior of the same politician (who did not at all rise in rank, but made friends with Messrs. Parkinson and Alzheimer!), Uttered by him today in hysterical overflow ... request
        3. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 24 December 2020 15: 15
          +1
          "Do not underestimate the power of Russia": the US calls on to confront the Russian threat
          These patients are interesting people. When in the USSR the size of the army in 1985 reached as much as 5 350 800 people, tens of thousands of them, thousands of aircraft and missiles, hundreds of nuclear submarines and ships, but then they were not afraid of the USSR, so occasionally they "blather", now everything is exactly the opposite, but the screeching stands as if a pig is being slaughtered. I forgot to say that there were still the Warsaw Pact countries
          I've been to Budapest, Berlin, Pyongyang -
          I found real friends everywhere.
          A Cuban in far Havana is dear to me,
          Romanian and Vietnamese, Pole and Mongol.

          There I was, sometime about, and when it would,
          I don't believe now, but maybe in a dream I dreamed
          woke up, but this is not.
          That's how we live.
      2. Sergey39
        Sergey39 24 December 2020 16: 47
        +1
        Quote: iouris
        And what is the contractual position of the pig?

        Well, you need to ask Biden himself about this.
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 24 December 2020 14: 15
      -1
      Quote: Sergey39
      "US President Joe Biden" has not yet become President.

      But I'm ready to sanction
      1. El Chuvachino
        El Chuvachino 24 December 2020 15: 09
        0
        I wonder if this time the tradition of politicians not to fulfill their election promises will be broken?
    3. iouris
      iouris 24 December 2020 14: 23
      +2
      Quote: Sergey39
      "US President Joe Biden" has not yet become President.

      Perhaps he will not live to see his inauguration, but this is not the main thing: it was not Biden (if we should congratulate him) should be congratulated, but the Clintons and Obama. But after such a scandalous election, it was better not to congratulate. Moreover, Trump still has a chance to turn the situation around.
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 24 December 2020 16: 51
        0
        Quote: iouris
        But after such a scandalous election, it was better not to congratulate. Moreover, Trump still has a chance to turn the situation around.

        I agree completely.
    4. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 24 December 2020 15: 06
      0
      Quote: Sergey39
      "US President Joe Biden" has not yet become President. And the future president will have to negotiate with Russia, whether he wants it or not, taking into account its interests.

      Most likely Johnny will act as the magazine tells him - to cooperate with Russia only where it suits him. Otherwise, it will always and everywhere oppose Russia.
      I believe that our wisest should do the same.
      1. for
        for 24 December 2020 15: 23
        0
        Quote: Krasnoyarsk
        Johnny will most likely do as the magazine tells him to.

        He will act as told. And if not, it will be JOE Kennedy.
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 25 December 2020 09: 03
          0
          Quote: for
          He will act as told.

          And if he does not follow this rule, he will be in a dork in the company of politicians with a retired cuckoo.
    5. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 24 December 2020 15: 07
      +1
      Quote: Sergey39
      And the future president will have to negotiate with Russia, whether he wants it or not, taking into account its interests.

      Has Trump agreed many times?
      The power of Russia cannot be underestimated, but one cannot hope that someone will suddenly spit on their well-being and begin to negotiate with the source of losses.
      The United States has too many levers to "bend" and Putin, through his entourage, and provide an uncomfortable state for those who, even in the smallest details, do not know before whom they refuse state symbols.
      If Putin resists, his friends will help him make the right decision. He does not abandon them, and they will not abandon him. It is disgusting that ordinary citizens with scanty incomes will be hostages in these agreements. However, it serves them right. Macaros do not add flexibility to the mind ...
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 24 December 2020 17: 00
        +1
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Has Trump agreed many times?

        Well, anyway he tried, but he was not given. And ordinary citizens have always been, are and will be hostages in the treaties of those in power. Democracy (democracy) exists only in the slogans of the latter and in some of the heads of the former, who believed the promises.
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 24 December 2020 18: 09
          +1
          Quote: Sergey39
          And ordinary citizens have always been, are and will be hostages in the treaties of those in power.

          yes
          Today on TV there was a program about the discovery of the remains of life on Mars. And though. we have known for a long time:

          it was curious to know that one of the versions assumes the destruction of the Martian civilization precisely because of the passion of profit, out of an excessive desire to conquer the planet.
          On Earth today, man has decided to use his habitat for the most base purposes. All this fuss is for the sake of money, for the sake of power over others. And what does immense power lead to? To devalue human life. In a word, this is a lyrical digression and we will remain in a good mood.
          drinks
        2. hydrox
          hydrox 25 December 2020 09: 15
          0
          In interstate communication, insignificant actions like attempts to do something supposedly are not accepted in any way for registration in the registers, only deeds are accepted - and no deeds - there is no merit to consider a politician as an enemy or friend (at least neutral).
          And, of course, to take into account the national interests of the enemy, though, but the PARTIES to the negotiation process, the parties are simply obliged not to negotiate under the clover leaf.
          But so that it does not happen as in the case of Ukraine: it is impossible for anyone to repeat the state in the world, which has as its ONLY national idea the desire to shit on the porch of Russia! sad
  2. Machete
    Machete 24 December 2020 13: 56
    +7
    A non-superpower country chooses a superpower president and hacks into its secret servers with impunity. And in general, it frightened the entire "civilized" world.
    This is, of course, a joke, but in every joke ...
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 24 December 2020 14: 14
      +1
      The moral of this fable is this: give more money for armaments and other confrontations with Russia and support sanctions aimed at weakening Russia hi The centuries-old struggle of the Naglo-Saxons against Russia hi .So we would have stopped calling the Naglo-Saxons "partners" winked And it’s too tolerant to call the wolf a sheep. And yet, yes, but why did the "partners" take up arms against Putin? Yeltsin didn’t provoke indignation from the Naglo-Saxons. But under Yelbtsin, the amers were everywhere the green light, both in Russia and in the world. And now you understand, the president of Russia did not please them. recourse
      1. businessv
        businessv 24 December 2020 14: 47
        +5
        Quote: VORON538
        Yeltsin did not arouse indignation in the Saxons.

        Still, this eternally drunk person caused their indignation! He created the stereotype of the always drunk Russian. EBN drank and handed out the whole country, including the "partners", for the opportunity to steer it and drink plenty!
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 24 December 2020 13: 58
    +5
    Russia is not a superpower in the full sense of the word,

    Who is it who confers this "title"?
    The United States should not underestimate the power of Russia, it is necessary to urgently begin to confront the Russian threat

    Why would it, "the only superpower elected" to pay attention to someone else?
    However, pof their chatter, never rock on an adult, as a super power should ...
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 24 December 2020 14: 17
      +3
      +1
      Russia is not a superpower in the full sense of the word,

      Who is it who confers this "title"?
      An exceptional nation, who else
      Hitler also imagined himself and the nemchur as an "exceptional nation"
      By the way, many Nazi accomplices were sheltered by the USA and Canada!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 24 December 2020 15: 12
        +1
        We pay attention to any nonsense, there is no sense and time.
        We need to do our own, important things.
    2. cniza
      cniza 24 December 2020 15: 07
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      Russia is not a superpower in the full sense of the word,

      Who is it who confers this "title"?


      This is called quietly with myself I am conducting a conversation ... yes
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 24 December 2020 15: 14
        +1
        Quote: cniza
        This is called quietly with myself I am conducting a conversation ...

        There is only one step from "you are with yourself ..." to the appropriate diagnosis!
        1. cniza
          cniza 24 December 2020 16: 39
          +2
          And they are going in this direction with leaps and bounds ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 24 December 2020 17: 18
            +1
            They are DANGEROUS in their stubbornness, delusions, illness !!!
            Folk, medical wisdom - you should stay very far away from a rabid mouse, cat, fox, dog !!!
            1. cniza
              cniza 24 December 2020 17: 35
              +2
              Yes, as well as from a wounded animal one must be afraid, but they are very strong and can do a lot of troubles ...
  4. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 24 December 2020 14: 06
    +1
    From get jumped

    12 And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received the kingdom, but will receive power with the beast, like kings, for one hour.

    13 They have one mind and will transfer their power and authority to the beast.

    14 They will wage war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and the elect and the faithful.

    15 And he saith to me, The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are people and nations and nations and tongues.

    16 And the ten horns that you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, and will destroy her, and strip her, and eat her flesh, and burn her in fire. 

    What an inglorious end to receive from your own vassals in a brazen face for your own greed and carelessness.
    1. sergo1914
      sergo1914 24 December 2020 14: 48
      +2
      Quote: Gennady Fomkin
      From get jumped

      12 And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received the kingdom, but will receive power with the beast, like kings, for one hour.

      13 They have one mind and will transfer their power and authority to the beast.

      14 They will wage war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and the elect and the faithful.

      15 And he saith to me, The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are people and nations and nations and tongues.

      16 And the ten horns that you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, and will destroy her, and strip her, and eat her flesh, and burn her in fire. 

      What an inglorious end to receive from your own vassals in a brazen face for your own greed and carelessness.


      You dug yourself a fig.
  5. Rubi0
    Rubi0 24 December 2020 14: 09
    +7
    Americans are beginning to suspect that the Libera of the Russian Federation and Navralny are lying about the fact that Putin and friends stole everything
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 24 December 2020 15: 15
      -2
      Quote: Rubi0
      Americans are beginning to suspect that the Libera of the Russian Federation and Navralny are lying about the fact that Putin and friends stole everything

      Suspect? laughing
      Yes, at least you wondered how the Americans screwed up their CIA officers following the results of Russian privatization. The owners of money and payment systems do not know (forgot) where, what and who has ... wassat Is Navalny the first person on the list of fighters against Putin? Where did you determine Skripal?
  6. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 24 December 2020 14: 13
    +2
    Biden needs to interact with Putin where the US needs it, and otherwise resist Russian aspirations.

    And Russia doesn’t need to interact with them AT ALL, because they are not able to comply with any agreements. Constantly withdraw from contracts and constantly change the rules of the game
    Political cheats
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 24 December 2020 14: 50
      +1
      And Russia doesn’t need to interact with them AT ALL ..

      In a world afflicted with "globalization" as a disease, this is not real ...

      And this standard phrase generally sounds like a threat. Or does it seem to me alone ..?
      ... and make every effort to bring the world together in accordance with American traditions ...
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 24 December 2020 14: 53
        -2
        Quote: Doccor18
        In a world afflicted with "globalization" as a disease, this is not real ...

        Okay, I'll get better. Minimize
        And this standard phrase generally sounds like a threat. Or does it seem to me alone ..?

        For us, yes.
        For them, the standard
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 24 December 2020 15: 17
      +1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      And Russia does not need to interact with them AT ALL

      yes Among other things, Russia must determine the criteria for wars and shame.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 24 December 2020 15: 21
        -4
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Among other things, Russia must determine the criteria for wars and shame.

        Without fail
      2. VORON538
        VORON538 24 December 2020 15: 29
        0
        ROSS 42 (Yuri Vasilievich)
        Today, 15: 17

        +1
        Quote: Lipchanin
        And Russia does not need to interact with them AT ALL

        yes Among other things, Russia must determine the criteria for wars and shame.
        And otmobolizovat on the much-desired war of all sofa ochofitsers! hi
  7. Dimy4
    Dimy4 24 December 2020 14: 17
    +5
    ... American traditions based on democratic values

    Democratic values! In the light of the last US elections, it killed on the spot!
  8. Flashpoint
    Flashpoint 24 December 2020 14: 17
    0
    Well, let Alaska be given to Russia. Trojan horse Alaska. And for another 100 years after that they giggle and laugh with the phrases "that's it, Russia has swallowed the bait." Come on, Biden! :)
    PS: Biden! Biden! Washer! Washer! :)
  9. Flashpoint
    Flashpoint 24 December 2020 14: 25
    +3
    Quote: Lipchanin
    Biden needs to interact with Putin where the US needs it, and otherwise resist Russian aspirations.

    And Russia doesn’t need to interact with them AT ALL, because they are not able to comply with any agreements. Constantly withdraw from contracts and constantly change the rules of the game
    Political cheats

    We need to interact, but not substitute. Competently promote your actions, all events in the right light. So to speak, keep something in your bosom: baba - flowers, children - ice cream, "partners" - a stone.
    By the way, with such a doctrine it is urgent to develop:
    Pebble anti-personnel mine;
    Tank "Flint";
    System of jamming "Sand in the kidneys";
    Tactical missile "Kayuk-Kamen";
    Strategic missile "Meteor Y" (Y - so that no one would guess)
    :)
  10. Tagan
    Tagan 24 December 2020 14: 35
    +2
    Citizens, this is some kind of pornography. I'm talking about the article. You take a set of stamps about Russia and start shuffling this way, that way, awry ...
    The titles of the articles seem to be different, but the set of phrases and the meaning are the same. Already heartburn from such "content")))
  11. kit88
    kit88 24 December 2020 14: 37
    +7
    rallying the world in accordance with American traditions

    Exceptional shores are losing sight of them.
    That is, the whole world should live according to their American traditions.
    And if someone in the world has their own traditions? And has no desire to rally in accordance with the American? What then? Our aircraft carrier is coming to you set the brain sow democracy, hike.
  12. businessv
    businessv 24 December 2020 14: 40
    +2
    Thus, the new US President Joe Biden and his team must confront the threat posed by modern Russia.
    If only this sleepy senile man did not unleash a war in order to prove how great he is!
    1. sergo1914
      sergo1914 24 December 2020 14: 50
      +1
      Quote: businessv
      Thus, the new US President Joe Biden and his team must confront the threat posed by modern Russia.
      If only this sleepy senile man did not unleash a war in order to prove how great he is!


      He needs to find Baba fresher. Then there will be no time for war.
  13. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 24 December 2020 14: 47
    +2
    That it turns out that the "fifth column" was shamelessly lying, that everything in Russia was plundered. Sisyan to the stake!
  14. Flashpoint
    Flashpoint 24 December 2020 14: 49
    0
    Quote: Tagan
    Citizens, this is some kind of pornography. I'm talking about the article. You take a set of stamps about Russia and start shuffling this way, that way, awry ...
    The titles of the articles seem to be different, but the set of phrases and the meaning are the same. Already heartburn from such "content")))

    A hackneyed topic ...
  15. voronin
    voronin 24 December 2020 14: 52
    +11
    Russia is not a superpower in the full sense of the word

    How can I explain to them that we are not interested in their opinion?
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 24 December 2020 15: 21
      -1
      Quote: voronin
      How can I explain to them that we are not interested in their opinion?

      To expel Chubais from Russia and give up the dollar ... I will say this, they will immediately wash themselves with bloody tears ... wassat I just can't say who will be the first to start washing ... But, I clearly see Anatoly Borisovich on the porch in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Paris, and Solovyov, paying in rubles for renting premises in Spain ... lol
  16. cniza
    cniza 24 December 2020 14: 59
    +1
    As Putin put it two decades ago: Russia is never as strong as it would like to be, and it is never as weak as it is believed.


    Only not decades, but centuries ... it is commendable that at least something is read from the classics. lol
  17. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 24 December 2020 15: 18
    +2
    Russia is not a superpower in the full sense of the word


    And who is the superpower? United States of North America? laughing

    Well, yes, such a superpower that a third of the population lost their jobs, a quarter of a million died from covid, the printing press works 24/7, inflating a bubble of debt.
    Half of the country is in line for food, because even junk-food is not enough))
  18. nikvic46
    nikvic46 24 December 2020 15: 54
    0
    A strong state must be tough on its opponents and soft on its citizens.
  19. t-12
    t-12 24 December 2020 17: 24
    0
    Don't underestimate Russia's power

    Translated into Russian, this means: "give the army more money."
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  21. hydrox
    hydrox 25 December 2020 08: 57
    0
    [quote = for] And if not, then there will be JOE Kennedy.
    / Quote]
    And if for some reason it DOES NOT, then he will end up in a madhouse ... there they will find a place for him, and a bulk office will be built! laughing
  22. GKA72
    GKA72 26 December 2020 13: 34
    0
    Once I read Trump's election program in my spare time. Almost nothing about Russia, now I can’t even remember. But there is a lot about China and the threat posed by it, especially the economic one. So Biden is just a balm for Putin.
  23. Klingon
    Klingon 27 December 2020 12: 01
    0
    I can’t understand one thing, who and when decided that "American traditions and values" are the most correct ???