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The Pentagon called Russia a "persistent threat" to the existence of the United States and its allies

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The Pentagon called Russia a "persistent threat" to the existence of the United States and its allies

Russia remains a persistent threat to the existence of the United States and its allies, despite the sanctions imposed on it. This was stated by the head of the US European Command, General Tod Walters.


Speaking at the forum of the American Air Force Association, the general accused Russia of "destabilization" and "malicious actions" in the world, despite the imposed American and European sanctions against it. In his speech, Walters listed the already standard set of accusations, calling Russia "a threat to the existence of the United States" and its allies.

We live in a time of great power rivalry (...) Despite lingering economic sanctions, Russia is pursuing destabilizing and malicious actions in the world, with many actions taking place close to Europe

- he said.

According to the general, Russia uses cyberattacks and disinformation, as well as unconventional tools such as private military companies, to "intimidate, weaken and divide" US allies and partners.

(...) if these actions are not stopped, then they can develop into even more aggression

- emphasized Walters.

In addition, the general accused Russia of "militarizing the Arctic", saying that China has joined this. In his opinion, Moscow and Beijing are trying to create a kind of economic foothold for the implementation of "regional influence."

Earlier, the White House said that despite the growing influence of China, Russia remains and will remain the main threat to the United States for a long time to come. Joe Biden's administration promised to punish Moscow for aggressive behavior.
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  1. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 25 February 2021 09: 16
    +7
    As soon as not all and sundry from the USA are shouting and blissful. Now China is a threat, then Russia is a threat, then Iran is still ...
    Everyone knows - who shouts louder - the more budget. Democracy...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 25 February 2021 09: 45
      +3
      Quote: mojohed2012
      As soon as not all and sundry from the USA are shouting and blissful. Now China is a threat, then Russia is a threat, then Iran is still ...

      If they don't shout about the threat, then half of the generals from the Pentagon will be kicked out, without severance pay.
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 25 February 2021 09: 51
        +9
        Speaking at the forum of the American Air Force Association, the general accused Russia of "destabilization" and "malicious actions" in the world, despite the imposed American and European sanctions against it. In his speech, Walters listed the already standard set of accusations, calling Russia "a threat to the existence of the United States" and its allies.

        Again, the spirit of McCain pulled from the other world from Washington!
        The world has already seen such American "doves of peace" and defenders of "democracy" in the American way all over the world !!!

        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 25 February 2021 17: 15
          +2
          What about? As for American General Walters spoke predictably and normally: Americans are always at war with someone and threaten someone. Today - to China and Russia.
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  2. Civil
    Civil 25 February 2021 09: 17
    +7
    In a direct clash, Russia cannot be defeated, because it is strangled like the late USSR by economic methods.
    1. Berber
      Berber 25 February 2021 10: 58
      +6
      In fact, this general is right. The USA has always been shitting on us, even in the days of "Misha the Tagged". And the retribution (even if our policy is passive) will be in any case. We began to play on their field, and according to their rules, we still don't lose. Imperial capitalism requires a constant supply of blood and resources, and Russia stands in the way of this policy, even without doing anything special. Simply by the fact of its existence and its independence.
      This reaction is similar to hysteria. They brought so many troubles to us, and not only to us. Therefore, the fact of retribution is inevitable.
      I think so.
      1. Viktor Afanasev
        Viktor Afanasev 25 February 2021 14: 06
        +2
        In general, I agree, in particular, no) I do not agree that we do not lose by playing by their rules. Our science and education, industry, medicine, people are also losing ... Only the oligarchs do not lose, they and their relatives are doing well ... And many top officials have children and wives in the United States and do not live in poverty ...
    2. Viktor Afanasev
      Viktor Afanasev 25 February 2021 14: 02
      +2
      Not certainly in that way. The USSR was destroyed by the rotten top and pro-Western propaganda (jeans, chewing gum, sweet life). And the "economic methods" that prevent the development of OUR economy come from "our" ministries and "our" central bank ... The United States does not allow us to introduce a progressive tax so that the rich would pay more? Is the USA stopping us from nationalizing mining? The USA prevented us from making quality wood for 30 years, and not exporting the logs? The country has specially created the conditions under which the industry survives and does not develop ...
  3. prior
    prior 25 February 2021 09: 19
    +2
    Even diapers were invented in the West because of the presence of a "stable Russian threat".
    Did you think diapers are for children?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 25 February 2021 09: 56
      +3
      Quote: prior
      Did you think diapers are for children?

      It turns out that not for children, just like the Oldace plugs.
      1. prior
        prior 25 February 2021 10: 02
        +3
        The latter were created for female NATO soldiers so that their uniforms would not get dirty. lol
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 25 February 2021 10: 05
          +2
          Quote: prior
          The latter were created for female NATO soldiers so that their uniforms would not get dirty.

          They forgot to mention LGBT people. Although they all get dirty without "floors".
          1. prior
            prior 25 February 2021 10: 05
            +3
            These chemical protection kits are used.
            1. Berber
              Berber 25 February 2021 11: 05
              +2
              You can laugh, but there is some truth in this. Recently I saw one of these guys. Before that, I came across at work five years ago. He looked normal - healthy and rosy-cheeked. Now he has lost a lot of weight, looks painful and wears a respirator. Most likely HIV. Their immunity is very weakened and "Covid 2020" for many is a sentence.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 25 February 2021 09: 25
    +4
    In his speech, Walters listed the already standard set of accusations, calling Russia "a threat to the existence of the United States" and its allies

    Ay, ay, ay, general. You did not listen to your leaders ... what could be the threat from a gas station torn to shreds ??? fool
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 25 February 2021 09: 57
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      Ay, ay, ay, general. You did not listen to your leaders ... what could be the threat from a gas station torn to shreds ???

      He is shaking for his place, afraid that he will not reach retirement.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 February 2021 10: 06
        +1
        For your comfortable future, yes, whatever they point out.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 25 February 2021 10: 07
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          For your comfortable future, yes, whatever they point out.

          As taxi drivers say, "Any whim, for your money."
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 25 February 2021 10: 25
            +2
            So there is such work ... to each his own.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 25 February 2021 09: 59
      +5
      Victor, hi!
      Quote: rocket757
      You did not listen to your leaders ... what could be the threat from a gas station torn to shreds ???

      An interesting logic - so that we do not destroy them, we need to destroy us in advance, just in case. What if ...

      And somehow not to meddle in other people's affairs, to make them live THERE and count the number of genders THERE, and we lived peacefully HERE - didn’t try? Not?

      No country in the world bothers me with the fact of its existence. Just let the hands be removed from my throat, or I'm afraid the reflexes will work.

      And, I see, on the contrary, we threaten them with the very fact of existence. Only now they have already mastered the Wild West - the Indians know ... But there will be no development of the "Wild East". In the 90s they missed their firebird. And now, as A.V.Suvorov said: "Thank you" teachers for the science. "
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 February 2021 10: 05
        +2
        If only such a science had just begun yesterday ... and also partners and other affectionate definitions.
        Ugh, it's disgusting to hear that.
        We need to start by giving precise definitions to everything ... as taught. This is what it will be scientifically.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 25 February 2021 10: 06
        +3
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        An interesting logic - so that we do not destroy them, we need to destroy us in advance, just in case. What if ...

        There was already one such "hobbyist" from Braunau.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 25 February 2021 11: 15
          +3
          Quote: tihonmarine
          There was already one such "hobbyist" from Braunau.

          People whose historical memory is limited to yesterday's trip to the supermarket for toilet paper and the day before yesterday ordering fast food from Starbucks do not remember Brownau or the "hobbyist" from him. Moreover, they do not remember that he was far from the first.
    3. cniza
      cniza 25 February 2021 10: 20
      +3
      Quote: rocket757

      Ay, ay, ay, general. You did not listen to your leaders ... what could be the threat from a gas station torn to shreds ??? fool


      They read newspapers, and then they carry all sorts of garbage ... he himself did not even understand what he called for ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 February 2021 10: 24
        +2
        In, in, exactly the right candidate for NATO's cesspool.
        1. cniza
          cniza 25 February 2021 10: 25
          +3
          So they pay not badly, and then the pension is good, and the US budget is constantly increasing ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 25 February 2021 10: 27
            +2
            Stripes from others, trying to shake out the money .... "kids" for toys.
            1. cniza
              cniza 25 February 2021 10: 31
              +3
              Naturally, everything is at the expense of the European people, which falls to their elite ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 25 February 2021 11: 17
                +1
                So then their affairs ... those that "overgrown with fat" will quickly shake him, if the minke whales specifically take it on, BUT, it was under Trump, as it will be under Grandfather Joe, we'll see.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 25 February 2021 13: 39
                  +2
                  Everything will be the same, only it will not be so rude and assertive ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 25 February 2021 14: 15
                    +2
                    The general mood will not change, the minke whales have entered the taste, and they have a lot of holes, and they are used to patching them at the expense of others.
                    1. cniza
                      cniza 25 February 2021 15: 59
                      +3
                      They are now in a state of complete lack of understanding of what to do ...
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 25 February 2021 18: 47
                        +1
                        The question is, of course, interesting ... I propose to see from the outside how they will be ...
                      2. cniza
                        cniza 25 February 2021 19: 15
                        +3
                        We don't have much choice, but we must protect our interests ...
                      3. rocket757
                        rocket757 25 February 2021 19: 27
                        +1
                        It is necessary to protect by POWER, military, economic, political ...
                        It is necessary to build up muscles in the complex !!!
                      4. cniza
                        cniza 25 February 2021 21: 15
                        +2
                        Yes, and you should not delay with this, otherwise we will miss everything ...
  • Hagen
    Hagen 25 February 2021 09: 29
    +6
    Competition of big political players is a normal phenomenon, as the norm is an agreement on problematic points of contact. One problem is that the Anglo-Saxon world does not tolerate competition and is unable to negotiate. He strives for unconditional dominance in any way. Actually, this is the basis of the causes of the two world wars. So far, nothing has changed, and their views on the world around them, as intended to satisfy their needs, have not changed. Is it any wonder that they whip up the usual hysteria to legitimize their extra-legal reactions to someone else's disagreement with them? After all, not for the first time, and not even for the first century, they have used the tactics of unfounded accusations, which later do not even try to substantiate them with facts. ".... What was, is what will be; and what has been done, will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. There is something that they say:" Look, this is new "; but this was already in the centuries, who were before us .... "
  • BIABIA
    BIABIA 25 February 2021 09: 30
    +3
    "The Joe Biden administration promised to punish Moscow for its violent behavior."
    Oh well. Who just tried to punish. It's a pity that none of these punishers are alive anymore, they would have dissuaded ...
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 February 2021 09: 31
    +3
    Thus, the striped ones almost signed the declaration of war.
    1. cniza
      cniza 25 February 2021 10: 19
      +1
      I think this general will now be tapped on the head so that the tongue does not run ahead of reason ...
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 25 February 2021 10: 36
        +3
        Quote: cniza
        I think this general will now be tapped on the head so that the tongue does not run ahead of reason ...

        That is unlikely. In the course of the matter, they have installed unlimited traffic for all kinds of anti-Russian crap and nonsense.
  • Fotoceva62
    Fotoceva62 25 February 2021 09: 32
    +4
    Well, otherwise everything is reboot and discharge. But it turns out that Russia and the Anglo-Saxons cannot live on the same globe, and it means that the nasty Russians must be contracted. Wet dreams of cannibals ... Diagnosis is one.
  • cniza
    cniza 25 February 2021 10: 17
    +2
    In his speech, Walters listed the already standard set of accusations, calling Russia "a threat to the existence of the United States" and its allies.


    It is cool he is wrapped, at least he understood what he called for? ...
  • mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 25 February 2021 10: 22
    0
    Fu, I read it - complete nonsense, to publish such an audience does not respect. As someone who has measured each event in specific units throughout his life, I would like to ask Mr. Walters to clarify his classification of threat persistence and, keeping in mind the Yankee's passion for quantitative parameters. what does it mean that the threat is stable, and what place does Russia occupy on the scale of stability. But what happens if the threat is unsustainable? Can a country with an unstable threat be compared to an older man, so it seems to happen, but is unstable.
  • Alexfly
    Alexfly 25 February 2021 10: 35
    +2
    Of course, since the time of Ivan the Terrible, a lump in the throat of European tycoons ... still does not want to become a colony ... Get in line, General, you will have to wait. It is long ... Most likely, it won't work in cowboy style.
  • evgen1221
    evgen1221 25 February 2021 10: 41
    +2
    And thanks to the Internet, many are now able to compare what politicians say for internal use and proponents, in many ways the same nonsense turns out.
  • APASUS
    APASUS 25 February 2021 11: 02
    +3
    The time of the US Empire's campaign is coming to an end, but it is always worth considering that a wounded snake always remains a snake !!!
  • ccsr
    ccsr 25 February 2021 13: 27
    0
    Russia remains a persistent threat to the existence of the United States and its allies, despite the sanctions imposed on it. This was stated by the head of the US European Command, General Tod Walters.

    Well done general, he correctly stated, because he understands what the military might of Russia is, which does not depend on sanctions. The more such generals there are in the United States, the better for us - it is on them that the hope is that they will dissuade presumptuous politicians from ill-considered decisions with regard to Russia. And the elephant will not notice the pin pricks ...
  • Viktor Afanasev
    Viktor Afanasev 25 February 2021 14: 18
    +1
    The general's statements are quite consistent with the line of internal political propaganda of the NATO countries. They need to have "enemies". And in real life, one of the main enemies of Russia said very well
    1. u-345
      u-345 25 February 2021 14: 42
      +10
      And another from time immemorial answered him:
      1. Viktor Afanasev
        Viktor Afanasev 25 February 2021 14: 59
        +1
        There are almost no Russians there. But it is true, the Oligarchs will come for their money, having fulfilled their tasks for the collapse of Russia ... "30 pieces of silver" ... In the meantime, OUR money, stolen by them, works for the Western economy ...
  • mark2
    mark2 25 February 2021 20: 35
    +2
    As I understand it, the statement of the head of the European Command means that they will soon declare war on us. or not. this is exactly how Hitler told the people about evil in the East 80 years ago.