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First appointments of new Biden administration: retired general Lloyd Austin headed the Pentagon

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First appointments of new Biden administration: retired general Lloyd Austin headed the Pentagon

For the first time in the stories led by an African American. Retired General Lloyd Austin took over after Senate approval.


On Friday, the Senate of the US Congress finally approved General Lloyd Austin as head of the Pentagon, and he will be sworn in soon. It is clarified that Austin took the post of minister as an exception. The fact is that in the United States it is forbidden to occupy the chair of the Secretary of Defense for persons who retired from active military service less than 7 years ago, and the general retired in 2016.

Austin was nominated for the post of Secretary of Defense by Joe Biden, and the US Congress passed a separate bill that allowed him to be approved for this post.

The new Secretary of Defense is the first African American to occupy the post and the sixth in US history to receive four General's stars. In total, he served 41 years, before retiring as head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), in charge of the Middle East, South and Central Asia and parts of North Africa.

He considers Russia and China "posing a threat," and specifically Russia, a "key adversary." At the same time, he advocates cooperation in some areas.

Meanwhile, the new chief of the Pentagon did not postpone things and held a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Austin stressed the importance of the alliance to the United States and discussed missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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  1. Crowe
    Crowe 23 January 2021 07: 07
    +20
    Is this now the main criterion the Democrats will have when appointing to office so that there are more blacks in order to flatter BLM?
    1. Zementbomber
      Zementbomber 23 January 2021 07: 12
      -16%
      To whom what, and the Russians - American blacks ... laughing
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 23 January 2021 07: 23
        +9
        First appointments of new Biden administration: retired general Lloyd Austin headed the Pentagon

        Reading the headline, and not knowing some of the details, under the concept of "retired general" one could not help imagining a decrepit ruin similar to the newest president of the United States.

        But it turned out that the appointee is relatively fresh ...

        Lloyd James Austin III (born August 8, 1953) is an American retired four-star army general who served as the 12th commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM). Austin was the first black commander of CENTCOM and after this appointment, he will also become the first black man to head the Pentagon ...
        1. askort154
          askort154 23 January 2021 07: 49
          +3
          Insurgent...Lloyd James Austin III (born August 8, 1953)

          Against the background of Biden - a kid. In Russia, people are kicked out of retirement at the age of 65, and in the USA they make a career like that.
          1. Machito
            Machito 23 January 2021 09: 42
            +7
            And what about Biden's sex minorities? How will the United States be governed without them?
            1. antivirus
              antivirus 23 January 2021 10: 20
              +6
              How will the United States be governed without them?

              - later named the main reason for the collapse of the United States
              1. Vladimir Mashkov
                Vladimir Mashkov 23 January 2021 14: 47
                +7
                I watched all these rabid gangs in the United States of late, I look at the new Biden appointments and for some reason I recall their numerous books and films about the capture of the United States by various aliens ... lol lol lol
                1. antivirus
                  antivirus 23 January 2021 19: 11
                  +2
                  ruled by bankers -they will determine -to spend on preserving the country or the game is not worth the candle. They will give a command and these black-white ones will execute it.
                  1. Tatyana
                    Tatyana 23 January 2021 21: 15
                    +1
                    US Democrats, including Joe Biden, are pursuing a policy of domination in the US administration by representatives of the so-called. various kinds of minorities - from national, racial and to from a classical medical point of view on the preservation of the human species NOMO SAPIENS biological and mental degenerates with a social culture of the LGBT type.
                    And this is not necessarily only the first posts in the US ministries. We are talking about subordinates to the top officials in the administration of the US state.

                    Experts call the new cabinet of ministers under Biden the most colorful in the history of the United States, and Biden himself is supposedly balanced: “Men, women, homosexuals, centrists, blacks, whites, Asians - it is important that the cabinet is like a country, because everyone brings their own. "
                    Biden has already presented the "dream team" - women's council, gays and transgender people and others ...

                    “Men, women, homosexuals, centrists, blacks, whites, Asians”: who joined Biden's team? • Jan 19. 2021
                    1. Boris ⁣ Shaver
                      Boris ⁣ Shaver 25 January 2021 00: 08
                      0
                      What is the policy of minority domination? The window dressing is usual. They barely found a Negro in their ranks who could be appointed to this position. And then, I had to make an exception:
                      Austin took the post of minister on an exceptional basis. The thing is that in the United States it is forbidden to occupy the chair of the Secretary of Defense for persons who retired from active military service less than 7 years ago


                      For there was, apparently, no perfectly fit negro. This suggests that blacks among their democratic "elite" - one or two and too many. They keep several individuals, purely for the sake of appearance. For show.

                      All these topics about racial discrimination are a convenient tool for dividing people. This does not mean that their "elites" are really ready to consider blacks as people.
                  2. sniperino
                    sniperino 24 January 2021 11: 25
                    +1
                    Quote: antivirus
                    ruled by bankers - they will determine
                    I doubt that financial assets are more important today than information assets. Back in the first half of the 19th century. The Rothschilds acquired the largest fortune of that time thanks to carrier pigeons; then the catch phrase "Who owns information owns the world" appeared. Today, the value of information has not diminished, but has increased. New technologies of lying, such as NLP, have appeared and are actively developing. As they say, now is not what it was just now.
                2. Starover_Z
                  Starover_Z 24 January 2021 11: 56
                  +1
                  Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
                  I watched all these rabid gangs in the United States of late, I look at the new Biden appointments and for some reason I recall their numerous books and films about the capture of the United States by various aliens ... lol lol lol

                  And I remembered the "Die Hard-2" recently repeated on TV, where the commander of a special unit, who went over to the side of the rebels, cuts the throat of an honest WHITE soldier in the car!

                  And their faces are similar.
            2. Alex777
              Alex777 23 January 2021 18: 58
              +1
              And what about Biden's sex minorities?

              Look at the Minister of Health. wink
              1. sniperino
                sniperino 24 January 2021 13: 06
                0
                Quote: Alex777
                And what about Biden's sex minorities?
                Look at the Minister of Health.
                Is it still a minority among them? Their aggressive tolerance will quickly correct such an omission: today you can fly out of work for traditional views, and tomorrow they will start giving you a real deadline.
          2. nsm1
            nsm1 23 January 2021 10: 02
            +4
            Quote: askort154
            In Russia, they are kicked out of retirement at 65

            In Russia, the limit is 70 years, but it is supposed to be lifted for higher ranks.
            It is proposed to amend part 1 of Article 251 of the Federal Law of July 27, 2004 No. 79-FZ “On the State Civil Service of the Russian Federation”.
            "Civil servants filling civil service positions, the appointment and release from which are carried out by the President of the Russian Federation, when extending the term of civil service, is not subject to the restriction associated with reaching the age of 70 years," the text of the bill says.
          3. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 23 January 2021 10: 22
            +3
            Quote: askort154
            In Russia, people are kicked out of retirement at the age of 65, and in the USA they make a career like that.

            Well, as under Leonid Ilyich, he is old himself, and Ustinov is not young, and Gromyko surpassed for 80. The United States has understood the advantage of aksakals over young people.
            1. sniperino
              sniperino 24 January 2021 13: 13
              0
              Quote: tihonmarine
              USA realized the advantage of aksakals over youth
              This was understood even in the era of the tribal society and a council of elders was created. Only today are young people drilled that they are smarter than everyone else. Those who were young know that it is not so easy to doubt this.
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 24 January 2021 13: 36
                0
                Quote: sniperino
                Only today are young people drilled that they are smarter than everyone else.

                It's not about youth, the young steal more, and the old have already stolen. So it is preferable to nominate the old ones.
                1. sniperino
                  sniperino 24 January 2021 13: 41
                  -1
                  Quote: tihonmarine
                  It's not about youth, the young steal more, and the old have already stolen.
                  If we take the council of elders, then it arose earlier than private property and theft. But if a person is accustomed to stealing, then it is unlikely that he will be stopped by new wide opportunities: this is for life. Young people, as a rule, do not have clear results: they learned there, worked here and went to the parliament like a cat in a beautiful sack.
          4. vadim dok
            vadim dok 23 January 2021 15: 32
            +1
            You haven’t read about Putin’s new draft law, which CAN be left in the service AFTER 70 years, but now you can leave the service of officials up to 70 years!
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 23 January 2021 19: 00
              -2
              And now you can leave in the service of officials up to 70 years!

              And now it will be a presidential decree, and then it will also be a decree.
              We are not doing very well with worthy scientists.
              Therefore, they must be given the opportunity to transfer experience.
              1. Alf
                Alf 23 January 2021 20: 20
                +3
                Quote: Alex777
                We are not doing very well with worthy scientists.

                Actually, the law was about officials.
                P.S. There is trouble with intelligent scientists, but everything is fine with loyal officials. Throne support ...
                1. Alex777
                  Alex777 23 January 2021 20: 26
                  0
                  The head of a research institute, university or design bureau (in the same Tula Instrument Design Bureau, Shipunov was a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences) was an official, but in fact a scientist.
                  Both Korolev and Sakharov were like that ... hi
                  So what side to look at.
                  I look with the one that is closer to me.
                  1. Alf
                    Alf 23 January 2021 20: 48
                    0
                    Quote: Alex777
                    The head of a research institute, university or design bureau (in the same Tula Instrument Design Bureau, Shipunov was a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences) was an official, but in fact a scientist.
                    Both Korolev and Sakharov were like that ...
                    So what side to look at.

                    They were SOVIET scientists and SOVIET managers. Now the picture is "somewhat" different.
                    1. Alex777
                      Alex777 23 January 2021 20: 53
                      0
                      I know what the picture is now. Trust me.
                      1. Alf
                        Alf 23 January 2021 20: 54
                        +1
                        Quote: Alex777
                        I know what the picture is now. Trust me.

                        Yes, I myself "read the newspapers." A sad picture emerges ...
                      2. Alex777
                        Alex777 23 January 2021 21: 01
                        0
                        I know directly. It's not all bad. yes
                2. tihonmarine
                  tihonmarine 24 January 2021 13: 42
                  0
                  Quote: Alex777
                  Both Korolev and Sakharov were like that ...

                  Korolev, yes, but Sakharov is just a traitor.
                  1. Alex777
                    Alex777 24 January 2021 13: 55
                    0
                    Cheated through Sakharov's wife.
                    1. tihonmarine
                      tihonmarine 24 January 2021 14: 00
                      0
                      Quote: Alex777
                      Cheated through Sakharov's wife.

                      That's right, suckers are always duped.
          5. Olkhovsky
            Olkhovsky 23 January 2021 21: 26
            -1
            You haven’t read about Putin’s new draft law, which CAN be left in the service AFTER 70 years, but now you can leave the service of officials up to 70 years!

            Read ... am confident step we move into idiocracy. Drive this old man into retirement. Make way for the young!
            1. sniperino
              sniperino 24 January 2021 13: 22
              -2
              Quote: Olkhovsky
              Dear young!

              - Who are we?
              - Young people!
              - What do we want?
              - We don't know !!
              - When do we want it?
              - Right now!!!
              1. Olkhovsky
                Olkhovsky 24 January 2021 13: 51
                0

                - Young people!
                What do we want?
                - We don't know !!

                This is not lying.
                1. sniperino
                  sniperino 24 January 2021 13: 52
                  0
                  Quote: Olkhovsky
                  This is not lying.
                  What and you want.
                  1. Olkhovsky
                    Olkhovsky 24 January 2021 13: 53
                    0
                    What and you want.

                    Start with yourself.
                    1. sniperino
                      sniperino 24 January 2021 13: 53
                      -1
                      Quote: Olkhovsky
                      Start with yourself.
                      Go to the bathhouse.
                    2. Olkhovsky
                      Olkhovsky 24 January 2021 13: 55
                      0
                      Go to the bathhouse

                      Don't tell me what to do, and I'll tell her WHERE to go to you. hi
                    3. sniperino
                      sniperino 24 January 2021 14: 10
                      0
                      Quote: Olkhovsky
                      Do not tell me what to do.
                      Start with yourself. Although, you do not know what you want ... A vicious circle, it turns out.
                    4. Olkhovsky
                      Olkhovsky 24 January 2021 15: 44
                      0
                      Start with yourself. Although, you do not know what you want ... A vicious circle, it comes out

                      drinks on this and finish.
  • kenig1
    kenig1 23 January 2021 07: 49
    0
    Do you exclude that photography is from the old days?
    1. nnm
      nnm 23 January 2021 07: 52
      +2
      Something like this in the present tense looks like:
  • for
    for 23 January 2021 08: 06
    +2
    a decrepit ruin involuntarily imagined

    Well, we will have who will be after the lifting of age restrictions.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 January 2021 10: 23
      -1
      Quote: for
      Well, we will have who will be after the lifting of age restrictions.

      God.
  • Doccor18
    Doccor18 23 January 2021 08: 07
    +4
    Quote: Insurgent

    But it turned out that the appointee is relatively fresh ...

    Relatively ... 67 years old ...
    By the age of 70, advisors are good for different departments, because the experience is huge. But for intensive administrative work ...
  • Poetry
    Poetry 23 January 2021 08: 38
    +3
    It does not seem that this one will jump out the window shouting: "The Russians are coming!", Like his colleague in the 60s.
  • seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 23 January 2021 13: 36
    +4
    Because you can't see them at night
  • Xnumx vis
    Xnumx vis 23 January 2021 21: 39
    0
    Quote: Zementbomber
    To whom what, and the Russians - American blacks ... laughing

    What a Jew is in is disgusting for a Russian.
  • Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 23 January 2021 07: 25
    +6
    They will fight in black laughing
    1. halpat
      halpat 23 January 2021 08: 40
      +6
      Quote: Pessimist22
      They will fight in black laughing

      shaking test tubes with white powder ?? smile
      1. sniperino
        sniperino 24 January 2021 13: 29
        0
        Quote: Halpat
        shaking test tubes with white powder
        closed with a rubber stopper like bubbles with drops from a cold
  • dauria
    dauria 23 January 2021 07: 46
    +9
    to have more blacks, to flatter BLM?

    Even if it is. But ... a military school, commander of a platoon, company, battalion, regiment, deputy commander. divisions. Etc...
    Ay !!! This is a real military man. Not a gynecologist, not a builder, not the son of a regional committee secretary. Didn't mow from the army. I did not jump straight from scratch to the general's shoulder straps. He honestly learned this cuisine from the inside.
    And do not care what the Negro (well, such a fashion, there is a lift guy)
    The main thing is a serious enemy
    1. halpat
      halpat 23 January 2021 08: 46
      +3
      Quote: dauria
      to have more blacks, to flatter BLM?

      Even if it is. But ... a military school, commander of a platoon, company, battalion, regiment, deputy commander. divisions. Etc...
      Ay !!! This is a real military man. Not a gynecologist, not a builder, not the son of a regional committee secretary. Didn't mow from the army. I did not jump straight from scratch to the general's shoulder straps. He honestly learned this cuisine from the inside.
      And do not care what the Negro (well, such a fashion, there is a lift guy)
      The main thing is a serious enemy

      Here he will be to his aunts ... authority smile

      Ursula (gynecologist), however, has already gone for a promotion. But Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is by no means inferior to her smile everything is torn from a position of strength to talk to someone laughing
      1. dauria
        dauria 23 January 2021 08: 54
        -1
        Here he will be to his aunts ... authority

        Well, these "aunts" at least do not pose as military .... Like some of our uncles .... laughing
        1. halpat
          halpat 23 January 2021 09: 08
          +1
          Quote: dauria
          Here he will be to his aunts ... authority

          Well, these "aunts" at least do not pose as military .... Like some of our uncles .... laughing

          1. Ours will be prettier
          2. The military uniform goes to ours good
          3. If you do not give general ranks, then how to communicate with colleagues and command subordinates? So everything is correct in the RF Ministry of Defense.
        2. Ugochaves
          Ugochaves 23 January 2021 12: 49
          +10
          They have a civilian class rank. Don't lead people into a whore negative
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 23 January 2021 11: 20
      0
      Quote: dauria
      The main thing is a serious enemy

      Come on - no more serious than "mad dog" Mattis. And where is that Mattis now? request
    3. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 23 January 2021 12: 27
      +2
      Quote: dauria
      The main thing is a serious enemy

      And as a career soldier, I suppose, he knows what a soldier's life is worth and what it is like to look into the eyes of the family of a deceased subordinate, he realizes how a brainlessly started provocation on the confrontation line can end, etc. I really hope that the new head of the Pentagon, like a real military man, hates war in all its manifestations.
      1. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 23 January 2021 17: 02
        +2
        Quote: Polite Moose
        as a real military man, he hates war in all its manifestations.
        Lloyd Austin - Assistant Divisional Commander, 3rd Infantry Division, helped lead the division's invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
        Commander of Joint Task Force 180 during Operation Enduring Freedom - the invasion of Afghanistan ... He started as a platoon officer in the 3rd Infantry Division. Basically L. Austin - paratrooper - was a company commander, battalion commander and brigade commander in the 82nd Airborne Division - headed its headquarters. He was a brigade commander in the 10th Mountain Division. For staff work, you can read it on Wikipedia. It is quite possible L. Austin considers himself a commander and strategist and will happily fit into the "small victorious war" to spread democracy and tolerance...
        1. Alf
          Alf 23 January 2021 20: 37
          +1
          Quote: cat Rusich
          He started as a platoon officer in the 3rd Infantry Division. In principle, L. Austin - a paratrooper - was a company commander, battalion commander and brigade commander in the 82nd Airborne Division - he headed its headquarters. He was a brigade commander in the 10th Mountain Division.

          If my memory serves me right, the 3rd Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division and 10th Mountain Rifle Division are part of the 18th Airborne Corps, the most combat-ready unit of the US Army. The 18th Airborne Command also includes the 101st Air Assault Brigade, the 18th Artillery Brigade, the 16th Military Police Brigade (analogous to our explosives) and the 20th Engineering Brigade. The location is Fort Bragg, those in the know will understand. 18th VDK-backbone of the rapid reaction forces.
    4. Alf
      Alf 23 January 2021 20: 22
      +1
      Quote: dauria
      The main thing is a serious enemy

      This is bad.
  • tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 23 January 2021 10: 17
    +8
    Quote: Crowe
    Is this now the main criterion the Democrats will have when appointing to office so that there are more blacks in order to flatter BLM?

    The states are getting dark, it's time to rename it to Liberia-2.
  • abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 23 January 2021 12: 51
    +7
    Is this now the main criterion the Democrats will have when appointing to office so that there are more blacks in order to flatter BLM?
    Moreover, the criterion is so important that for the sake of such a candidacy he violated any of his own law or rule.
  • vadim dok
    vadim dok 23 January 2021 15: 29
    +2
    And besides, a RESPECTED general, and in the Russian Federation is a REAL General Shoigu!
  • 1536
    1536 23 January 2021 18: 25
    0
    This is a reflection of American reality. The white population in the United States has been declining year after year and has long ceased to be in the majority. On the other hand, capital is international and knows no borders, races or nationalities. It doesn't matter who guards him, as long as he guards well.
  • Alf
    Alf 23 January 2021 20: 18
    +1
    Now they should appoint black homosexuals with disabilities to such posts. Otherwise they will be sued for discrimination.
  • Zementbomber
    Zementbomber 23 January 2021 07: 11
    +3
    The fact is that in the United States it is forbidden to occupy the chair of the Secretary of Defense for persons who retired from active military service less than 7 years ago, and the general retired in 2016.

    Not anymore. This restriction was lifted even under Trump.
  • andrewkor
    andrewkor 23 January 2021 07: 13
    +2
    And about the sexual orientation thereof is infa? And also about cerebral palsy, downism, lameness, for one thing. I must answer with a new vengeance!
    K / f "Gentlemen": Black .... go to the ring.
    The coach is racism.
    But you’re black and you’re at ... d. This is disposition to you!
  • NDR-791
    NDR-791 23 January 2021 07: 14
    +1
    the new chief of the Pentagon did not postpone matters and held a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
    He gave the command in which direction to blow !!! Otherwise he was lost and confused with the elections. I must say !!! And he doesn't even know what to say, poor
  • Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 23 January 2021 07: 17
    0
    So that's great. If in the United States and Europe everywhere they will be appointed ministers not for their business qualities, but for skin color, gender and sexual orientation, then this will only benefit Russia.
    1. vadim dok
      vadim dok 23 January 2021 15: 38
      +1
      Of course, in Russia they are appointed to positions ONLY for their excellent BUSINESS qualities!
      1. Kot_Kuzya
        Kot_Kuzya 23 January 2021 16: 14
        -1
        Of course! This is not your Ukraine, where the psycho works as the speaker of the Rada.
  • Dimy4
    Dimy4 23 January 2021 07: 17
    +4
    Four stars, serious guy. There, the stars are not hung, as we do, where once and at once, for example, a general's wife.
    1. nnm
      nnm 23 January 2021 07: 45
      0
      Come on !!! Why did you decide that? By the way, who is the "general" who became her "once and at once"? Only in advance I ask you not to confuse military ranks with the ranks of the civil service. I was only I. Volk who could recall one of those who more or less fit the criteria you voiced. Although .... there would be a man in her position, would they also talk about him?))) So, perhaps, she also does not fit, if the position of general was not made for her.
      As I understand it, it was you, colleague, who ran along the branch and together put cons to those who dared not rejoice for the wonderful and bright USA? smile
      1. Dimy4
        Dimy4 23 January 2021 08: 06
        +2
        As I understand it, it was you, colleague, who ran along the branch and together put cons to those who dared not rejoice for the wonderful and bright USA? smile

        It was in vain that you signed me up as a fan of the USA. The meaning of the comment is sad irony. And the enemy (key word) must be respected.
        P.S. Minuses are very rare.
        1. nnm
          nnm 23 January 2021 08: 11
          -1
          But, as I understand it, you shouldn't wait for examples with generals?
          1. Dimy4
            Dimy4 23 January 2021 10: 44
            -1
            But, as I understand it, you shouldn't wait for examples with generals?

            Alas, I don’t know whether the current government will give us a reason to wonder or not.
          2. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 24 January 2021 04: 44
            -1
            Judge by the shoulder straps - the general's: https://aif-s3.aif.ru/images/013/312/d40b3df089bc1ec4de13b36393d427a4.jpg
      2. Sergey Nikiforov
        Sergey Nikiforov 23 January 2021 09: 43
        +6
        We even have an army general from the former guards. And you say
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 January 2021 07: 20
    +4
    Tolerance requirements are fully met. The Minister of Defense is black and it doesn't matter that there were restrictions (7 years after his resignation), the Vice President is black, another black in the administration is an outright racist (whites do not differ in intelligence due to the lack of melamine), health is a man in a skirt, another passive homosexual and of course a few terry Russophobes. And what about professional qualities, especially about the so-called. minorities? In a word, America rules, but where?
    1. nnm
      nnm 23 January 2021 07: 38
      +1
      And worse than that, similar principles apply throughout the entire chain - education quotas, quotas for positions in the private and public sector, etc.
      And if now Biden distributes 11 million more migrants citizenship, then it will be just a fairy tale - whites will become just slaves, working hard so that others can live peacefully on benefits.
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 23 January 2021 08: 05
        +1
        And worse than that, similar principles apply throughout the chain.
        Well, it's worse for them. And for us it is still purple. Their quality of education is worse than ours. And all this Negro beau monde began to live even with the signs "only for whites". So let them breed their own kind. The worse the better ...
        1. nnm
          nnm 23 January 2021 08: 10
          -1
          Quote: NDR-791
          Their quality of education is worse than ours.

          I definitely disagree. Neither at the secondary level, nor at the higher level. Repeatedly communicated with graduates of good universities in the USA - I would not say that they somehow stand out for their knowledge for the better. Probably, in such industries as medicine, etc., yes, we are lagging behind in education, but still, the remnants of the Soviet education system, which is so intensely destroyed, still keep us quite "at the level".
          1. NDR-791
            NDR-791 23 January 2021 08: 53
            +1
            The remnants of the Soviet education system, which was being so intensely destroyed, still keep us completely "at the level".
            This is yes. But not everyone goes to college with them, much less higher. And the lower level of education is definitely worse. And this is the mass that the weather should do.
          2. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 24 January 2021 04: 33
            -1
            Quote: nnm
            Repeatedly communicated with graduates of good universities in the USA - I would not say that they somehow stand out for their knowledge for the better.


            And you, forgive me, who is in your specialty, and knowledge in what areas can you assess?
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 23 January 2021 10: 27
        +1
        in the 60s, there were quotas for admission to technicians and universities in the USSR, and then there were targeted admissions.
        this is their way of leveling up - let's see how the average level of education and management will be raised. Is the failure already visible? or just prophesy to them?
    2. nsm1
      nsm1 23 January 2021 10: 17
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      whites do not differ in intelligence due to lack of melamine
      Melanin, the Chinese counterfeit milk with melamine.
      And this racism has real grounds, members of the Mensa society are 70% dark.
      But not blacks for some reason ...
      And jokes about blondes are not in vain.
    3. Intruder
      Intruder 23 January 2021 11: 21
      -1
      And what about professional qualities, especially about the so-called. minorities?
      yes it is normal there truncated - "with buttercups they will drive away all white terrorists and bearded extremists who beat women in their countries" laughing ... plus, now re-equip the army, the ILC and the fleet with the Air Force, a new uniform with a rainbow "number" will be ordered ...
  • nnm
    nnm 23 January 2021 07: 35
    -1
    The fact is that in the United States it is forbidden to occupy the chair of the Secretary of Defense for persons who retired from active military service less than 7 years ago, and the general retired in 2016.

    I wonder if he was not a black man, but a white man, would they also give a damn about the law?
    1. Zementbomber
      Zementbomber 23 January 2021 07: 49
      +3
      The first to take the post against the "7-year rule" was WASP 146% Marine Corps General James Norman Mattis in the Trump administration. But how do you know ... laughing
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      2. The eye of the crying
        The eye of the crying 24 January 2021 02: 31
        -1
        Mattis is Catholic. But where does this come from for you ... well, you understand.
  • unhappy
    unhappy 23 January 2021 07: 36
    -2
    The next one should be rear wheel drive lol
  • ximkim
    ximkim 23 January 2021 07: 38
    +3
    If you do not sarcastically about the new US Department of Defense and so on, judging by his expression on his face, the Pentagon will be deployed to its fullest.
    1. Fedor Sokolov
      Fedor Sokolov 23 January 2021 07: 49
      0
      Turn backwards and take the pose of a laundress! Iran has repeatedly shown what the Pentagon is worth if it is not a banana republic with no army as such, but a little serious adversary with modern armed forces.
      1. ximkim
        ximkim 23 January 2021 08: 05
        +1
        Will take on duties and work and posture will become visible. By the way, he is certainly ideological - now such is the need for a democrat party.laughing And so, he has good experience in organizing and making decisions. It will be seen in the summer.
        1. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 23 January 2021 11: 14
          +1
          the decision will be seen in the summer ... and the odds are to take ... bam from your pocket the famous cone with tooth powder and you're done ... you just have to point your finger where it is from ...
        2. Intruder
          Intruder 23 January 2021 11: 17
          -1
          And so, he has good experience in organizing and making decisions. It will be seen in the summer.
          really .. ??? belay brought shells, or cooked burritos for white people in the kitchen, at the base ...!? bully
          1. ximkim
            ximkim 23 January 2021 12: 06
            0
            All the same, he was the head of the Sentkom.He will definitely show his knowledge and talents (wait just to get to work) and then you will get answers to your questions ... one thing is interesting - these are the steps of the General Staff of the Russian Federation, and then again overseas in a megaphone they are repeating what a threat the Russian Federation ... request
  • Gardamir
    Gardamir 23 January 2021 07: 49
    -2
    It seems that Russia is being ruled from Washington. Otherwise, why should we know about their elections and appointments?
    1. nnm
      nnm 23 January 2021 07: 58
      +1
      Colleague, isn't it worth knowing more about the Minister of Defense of your country's main enemy? It's another matter that for now we are laughing more, rather than discussing his professional qualities, but this laughter also has a much deeper meaning - the question of where the love of crazy tolerance will lead the United States has been voiced.
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 23 January 2021 08: 20
        +2
        Know yes. But you must admit it is stupid to think that we will win everyone if we stupidly ridicule. and this knowledge is more like admiration. Well so long as the Duma does not give a standing ovation to every appointment in Washington.
        1. nnm
          nnm 23 January 2021 08: 23
          0
          Your truth, colleague.
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      3. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 23 January 2021 11: 17
        +1
        that while we are laughing more, and not discussing his professional qualities ... and what are the qualities ... the previous Negro shook a cone with tooth powder in front of the camera and poured into the military budget striped like from a cornucopia ... I hope the previous Negro is inherited the Negro flask peredal..tyk say cone success
  • parusnik
    parusnik 23 January 2021 08: 08
    +2
    Yes, figs who he is, a black man, a white ... Everything remains the same as before. The Congress will have to squeeze out money for the military-industrial complex.
  • faiver
    faiver 23 January 2021 08: 11
    +1
    my first association is "Let my people go"
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 January 2021 08: 28
    +1
    BLM is valid, if I understand correctly. The founding fathers of the striped ones are probably spinning like fans in the afterlife.
    I foresee objections, no, I'm not against blacks, I'm just surprised that the centuries-old struggle of blacks for their rights was crowned with success. Where have the Ku Klux Klan and other racists gone? Something all this fuss is alarming, as if then it backfired with a big roar.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 23 January 2021 08: 56
      0
      what This one will be stronger than the "Faust" of Goethe ", in a sense, trenchant than in South Africa.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 23 January 2021 09: 06
        +1
        That's for sure, just not Goethe, but Goethe. hi
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 23 January 2021 10: 30
      0
      he will be sent to Africa - to squeeze out China and other forces a lot - it must be used without reciprocal resistance.
    3. Intruder
      Intruder 23 January 2021 11: 15
      -3
      Where have the Ku Klux Klan and other racists gone?
      already in the cemetery, that generation ... they cry looking at us from white skies :)))
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 23 January 2021 12: 20
        0
        Do you think? And it seems to me you are very mistaken. Wait and see. fellow
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 23 January 2021 13: 46
          -2
          Do you think? And it seems to me you are greatly mistaken.
          I hope they are worried about us there, it was sarcasm above ..! :)
          I would be glad to be wrong when I see how the world around me is quietly going crazy :(
          1. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 24 January 2021 02: 36
            0
            Quote: Intruder
            I hope they are worried about us there


            For you - they definitely don't.
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 24 January 2021 04: 15
              -1
              For you - they definitely don't.
              ask them this, should you !? I think that they are there, and they don't really need "transmitters" ... laughing
              1. The eye of the crying
                The eye of the crying 24 January 2021 04: 31
                -1
                Quote: Intruder
                ask them this, should you !?


                What for? Everything is obvious anyway. You are nobody to them, why should they worry about you.
                1. Intruder
                  Intruder 24 January 2021 04: 50
                  -2
                  You are nobody to them, why should they worry about you.
                  Did you ask them yourself !? And lo and behold, they answered you ??? wink Maybe it's some kind of syndrome: "talking to the TV ...", now the souls of the dead answer !? bully
                  1. The eye of the crying
                    The eye of the crying 24 January 2021 04: 54
                    -1
                    Quote: Intruder

                    Quote: Eye of the Crying
                    You are nobody to them, why should they worry about you.

                    Did you ask them yourself !?


                    No. I just understand that the likelihood of meeting a relative of white American racists on VO is approximately zero.
                    1. Intruder
                      Intruder 25 January 2021 05: 43
                      0
                      on VO relative of white American racists - about zero.
                      but anyway, it is above zero !? winked
  • Prisoner
    Prisoner 23 January 2021 08: 51
    -1
    winked So it appeared "as an exception". America, which boasted of adherence to its own laws, began to sneeze at its own laws. Of course, they spat on the laws of other countries always and everywhere, but on their own ...
  • aszzz888
    aszzz888 23 January 2021 08: 56
    -1
    For the first time in history, the US Department of Defense was headed by an African American.
    Well, now merikatosia is in trend with the latest events! laughing
  • anjey
    anjey 23 January 2021 09: 01
    +2
    The new Secretary of Defense is the first African American to occupy the post and the sixth in US history to receive four General's stars. In total, he served 41 years, before retiring as head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), in charge of the Middle East, South and Central Asia and parts of North Africa.
    It is not hard to guess that it is in these geographical areas that this Afro-Negro and the "Chief of the Pentagon" will be "digging the ground" laughingShoigu does not have to relax. soldier
  • Intruder
    Intruder 23 January 2021 11: 13
    -3
    telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
    at the end of the conversation drinks , made him kneel down and ... laughing
  • alone
    alone 23 January 2021 11: 43
    +2
    Well 5-6 years ago the African American Obama was the President of the United States. If this has become possible, what is surprising about the head of the Pentagon? And what difference does it make who is the head there? This is the system and the surname, and the color of the skin does not matter. Do you think if there is a Euro-American sitting there, who will get better here?
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 23 January 2021 12: 26
      -1
      This is not what we are talking about, we are talking about the same thing that happened 200 years ago, just on the contrary, the blacks will steer, and the whites will be driven to the plantations. Kind of like in South Africa, there are a lot of white shots lately.
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 23 January 2021 13: 48
      -3
      Euro-American, who will get better from this here?
      of course, many white Republicans and Confederates will feel better at heart, as well as all those who have not kneeled before black racism in 2020 ... :)
  • ximkim
    ximkim 23 January 2021 11: 53
    -1
    Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
    the decision will be seen in the summer ... and the odds are to take ... bam from your pocket the famous cone with tooth powder and you're done ... you just have to point your finger where it is from ...

    Then he should have been appointed head of the State Department - like this is in his competence?))
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  • askort154
    askort154 23 January 2021 12: 43
    +1
    For the first time in history, the US Department of Defense was headed by an African American.

    First President of the United States, African American (Obama),
    First Vice President of the United States (Biden has an African American).
    The first Pentagon chief is African American.
    And the US media is annoying the whole world that Russia is constantly interfering in the US elections. But in fact, it turns out that Africa is intervening, not Russia. yes
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 23 January 2021 13: 50
      -3
      But in fact, it turns out that Africa is interfering, not Russia. yes
      exactly and again, the international movement of the rainbow ... laughing
  • Jaromir
    Jaromir 23 January 2021 14: 50
    +9
    The new Secretary of Defense is the first African American to occupy the post and the sixth in US history to receive four general's stars.

    I would not be surprised if he received the fourth general's star for the color of his skin ...
  • Jaromir
    Jaromir 23 January 2021 14: 51
    +11
    It is clarified that Austin took the post of minister on an exceptional basis

    In the states, now everything is done as an exception ...
    1. gurzuf
      gurzuf 23 January 2021 16: 17
      +1
      Well, so tse are political assistant (political expediency).
  • Jaromir
    Jaromir 23 January 2021 14: 53
    +12
    He considers Russia and China "posing a threat," and specifically Russia, a "key adversary."

    Although stability is visible in this laughing
  • Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 23 January 2021 15: 40
    0
    What is beyond doubt is the importance of the NATO alliance for mattress. There will be no alliance - where will the mattresses sell their "high-tech" stuff? Only Jews. And there is a country the size of half a collective farm. won't buy much. A terrible blow to the mattress economy will come out.
  • gurzuf
    gurzuf 23 January 2021 16: 13
    -1
    "It is clarified that Austin took the post of minister on an exceptional basis." About the same as Yuik Lutsenko, the post of Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine? wassat
  • Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 23 January 2021 16: 51
    -1
    Negritos in the Ministry of Defense. Well done)))
  • Bare
    Bare 23 January 2021 17: 01
    +1
    Judging by the stocks, the retired general has not missed a single "democratic war" in the world since Vietnam.
    1. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 24 January 2021 02: 26
      -1
      Or maybe you noticed the pads for Korea on it? Austin, born in 1953, graduated from college after the Vietnam War ended.
  • Old26
    Old26 23 January 2021 17: 47
    +1
    Quote: kenig1
    Do you exclude that photography is from the old days?

    No. The photograph, of course, could be slipped at any time, but he was present at Biden's inauguration. So "the same"

    Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
    Iran has shown more than once what the Pentagon is worth

    And when did he show that. And NOT ONCE ???

    Quote: Jaromir
    I would not be surprised if he received the fourth general's star for the color of his skin ...

    They don't get a fourth star for skin color. Only for their own professionalism.

    Quote: Bere
    Judging by the stocks, the retired general has not missed a single "democratic war" in the world since Vietnam.

    So not "parquet" ...
  • Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 23 January 2021 19: 19
    -1
    For the first time in history, the US Department of Defense is headed by an African American

    And I thought a gay would be appointed ...
  • Grif
    Grif 24 January 2021 08: 30
    -1
    He will ditch America. And thank God
  • silverura
    silverura 24 January 2021 11: 13
    -2
    One thing I can say, Russia should not expect anything good from this extras in the United States. I read the autobiography of this "Rimbaud", a tough man and makes decisions with a hot taste. yes
  • Ru_Na
    Ru_Na 24 January 2021 17: 06
    -1
    I would not be surprised if there are a large number of African Americans and representatives of non-traditional sexual minorities in the Biden administration, because this is so democratic and tolerant!
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