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A real secretary. Anthony Blinken as a mirror of the world revolution

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Almost presidents



Few paid attention to who publicly announced the actual surrender of the United States in the battle for Nord Stream 2. Not old Joe Biden, and certainly not Kamala Harris, whom almost no one will immediately remember by her last name.

It was Anthony Blinken, the secretary of state, which is actually even cooler than the foreign minister in some other country. As it was said in the textbook "Formula of Love" - ​​by Mark Zakharov, but exactly according to Pushkin: "A good man, he did not disdain anything."
With the Secretary of State, the Democratic President seems to be really lucky. Anthony Blinken is a real pro, he does not allow any blunders, and in terms of temperament, just right. An obvious sanguine person, at times ready to play a melancholic, which, however, you just can't budge.

Such secretaries of state in the American stories there were many, since too violent presidents for the United States are almost the norm. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt are the exceptions rather than the rule. Even Ronald Reagan, who has now been listed as one of the "greatest" in the list of American presidents, was sometimes great.

Diplomats at the head of the US Department of State have regularly had to channel the presidents' overwhelming energy in the right direction. Although it happened exactly the opposite, when already the owners of the White House took the rap for the ladies' whims of Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice or Hillary Clinton.


Very few of the secretaries of state subsequently sat down in the presidential chair. This happened only in the century before last - the country was managed by former secretaries of state Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Adams and James Buchanan.

And then it stuck for more than a hundred years. Neither Roosevelt's longtime ally Cordell Hull, nor Lend-Lease creator Edward Stettinius, nor George Marshall, nor the all-powerful John Foster Dulles, nor the respected and now living Henry Kissinger, entered the White House.

New favorite


It didn't work out for Madame Clinton either, although she was considered the clear favorite in the fight with Don Trump. But Anthony Blinken for such a role, by all indications, is the best fit. Judge for yourself - he is a career diplomat, doctor of law since the age of 26, and a Democrat who campaigned for Michael Dukakis in 1988.

Anthony Blinken is a descendant of Hungarian Jews who lived in Paris for many years, a Harvard and Columbia University graduate. He was in the Bill Clinton administration almost immediately after being elected in 1994 - as a speechwriter on foreign policy.

Then there were the posts of Deputy and National Security Adviser, Under Secretary of State John Kerry. And when Republican Don Trump was in the White House, Anthony Blinken seemed to be quietly engaged in political consulting.

Meanwhile, today few people need to be convinced that Blinken was among those who prepared the "overthrow of Trump." He practically did not touch domestic policy, although in his current post he now cannot do without it, but in foreign policy it was from Blinken that Trump received such a blow that there was simply nothing to oppose.

And it happened shortly before the pandemic, which only finished off Trump and his team. In 2019, Anthony Blinken directly accused the Republican president of not putting the lives of American soldiers at all. And this is not accepted in the States. However, is it only in the States?

This is not forgiven in America


Recall that less than two years ago, the future secretary of state did not just support the accusations against the Russian authorities of bribing Taliban militants for the murder of American soldiers. There is nothing unexpected here.

The retired politician, albeit not the most senior, but far from the last, directly accused the current president of “swallowing” such a thing. And now this is really dashing.


Anthony Blinken was categorically not satisfied with exactly the restrained reaction of President Trump, which he made public through the Washington Post:

"When we have a president who is being told that Russia may have appointed bounties for the heads of our soldiers in Afghanistan, and he does nothing - in fact, worse than nothing."

And the fact that Blinken's "possibly" turned out to be impossible, and that bribery from the Russians was not confirmed later, and the situation had to be released on the brakes, was no longer important. Anthony Blinken scored points for himself and, most importantly, for Joseph Biden.

But then he still had to go through the crucible of pre-election selection in his democratic get-together. And Anthony Blinken was already in the first roles in Biden's team. In the fall of 2020, he played the role of a “talking head” in this team when covering foreign policy issues.

And no one is embarrassed by the fact that Joseph Biden did not choose him right away - he had to make a six-day pause while the Senate asked the price of Blinken. Interestingly, at this time, Dan Smith served as US Secretary of State. Someone had to clear the "Augean stables" of the State Department - and a seasoned scout ruled there for a week.

For a time, Smith was even ambassador to Greece, but only to reconcile it with Turkey, avoiding a split in NATO. However, it turns out that it is Anthony Blinken who has to play almost a revolutionary today. But only so that no one would suspect him personally, and after him, all the great and mighty United States, of surrender.

Not so much Biden as Anthony Blinken is building those bridges that Trump burned - the nuclear deal, the trade war with China, the recognition of the inevitability of the end of Nord Stream 2. It must be admitted that the Democrats are raking up the legacy inherited from the Republicans carefully, but quickly.

Donald Trump - he was definitely a counter-revolutionary. In spirit, of course, a sort of Kornilov from world politics. And he also did not get out to Bonaparte, although it seemed to someone that he was just about. Maybe the pandemic let down, but rather, it just bothered a lot of people.

Ukraine is "independent", but secondary


And finally - the cherry on the cake, or, if you like, the very speck in someone else's eye. Something amazing happened - the Ukrainian president in Washington was put in line after the Russian one.

The showman at the head of the state, and at the same time with him and the entire Kiev Politbomond from the American State Department, through the mouth of Anthony Blinken, made it clear that the interests of Ukraine "we are able to defend without you." Such a specific kick, as they say, you do not wish the enemy.


But Ukraine is not an enemy to us, and the Ukrainian people are fraternal, although it is very difficult to repeat the same thing about the current government in the “square”. Zelensky's team, who came to Kiev in peace, now continues to trade in war, and the topic of gas transit comes up only in the context of anti-Russian rhetoric.

So you have to endure, half a million compatriots is by no means ballast. But also not the "fifth column", unless, of course, provoke it. But this is exactly what Kiev has problems with. Although they are about to stop urging from behind, already because there is no benefit.

The stream will be completed, but Ukraine will also be left with a bit of transit. So after all, it will be much easier to communicate with especially stubborn "non-landowners". And it is necessary to communicate - not strangers after all, and five million strong and intelligent working hands cannot be discounted.

Ukrainian politicians, pro-Russian or anti-Russian, which, as it turns out, is not very important, have bargained for three decades over who to sell to. In the end, both have to be sold.

And yet Russia and Ukraine have both Crimea and Transnistria, which are tied to the "square" more tightly than by the umbilical cord. As if someone did not want something else. To live with this: it does not matter for us and for Ukrainians - according to a passport, or to our liking, and our children and grandchildren, as you can see ...
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  1. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 10 June 2021 11: 11
    +12
    The author should know that the president in the United States, according to the constitution, can only be born in America.
    Henry Kissinger was born in Germany and could never become president.
    1. Anachoret
      Anachoret 10 June 2021 11: 17
      +3
      Speech in an article about Blinkin and he was born in the States)
      otherwise you are right) Schwarzenegger at one time was so popular that he could become president, but was not born in the states) therefore he became the governor in "democratic" California, even from the Republicans, although they are unpopular there)
      1. Blacksmith 55
        Blacksmith 55 10 June 2021 11: 37
        +2
        Then there is no need to write: The White House was never entered ... and the now living Henry Kissinger.
        1. For example
          For example 10 June 2021 14: 53
          +6
          Born into a Jewish family in Yonkers. Father Donald Blinken (born 1925) - diplomat, US ambassador to Hungary (1994-1997). Mother Judith Blinken (nee Frem), manager of the Merce Cunningham dance company. The mother's parents were Hungarian Jews [7]. Paternal great-grandfather - Jewish writer Meer Blinken (1879-1915), a native of Pereyaslav and a graduate of the Kiev Commercial School

          Tolik Blinkin is a sent Cossack.

          Quickly resolved the issue with SP2.
          It's only the beginning! laughing

          Anthony Blinken - descendant of Hungarian Jews

          Tolyan's dad was born in New York, USA.
          Grandfather in Pereyaslav in the Russian Empire.

          WHY???????? Tolyan "Descendant of Hungarian Jews"? request
          1. Alexander Gladkikh
            Alexander Gladkikh 12 June 2021 02: 37
            0
            He is not Tolyan, he is Antokha.
            1. sevryuk
              sevryuk 14 June 2021 17: 01
              0
              Toha. And Biden is a descendant of Hetman Baida-Vishnevetsky. wink
    2. Finches
      Finches 10 June 2021 11: 34
      -6
      What kind of akathist to the Anglo-Saxon and pink snot I just read ??
      1. Clear
        Clear 10 June 2021 12: 34
        +1
        Quote: Finches
        What kind of akathist to the Anglo-Saxon and pink snot I just read ??

        He is an artist, he sees it that way winked

      2. xorek
        xorek 10 June 2021 21: 10
        +2
        Quote: Finches
        What kind of akathist to the Anglo-Saxon and pink snot I just read ??

        Eugene vomits their farts lol !!! Vaughn minus massively and are silent wink
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 10 June 2021 11: 36
      +1
      Quote: Blacksmith 55
      Henry Kissinger was born in Germany and could never become president.

      While Obama is Kenyan, he was born in the states.
      1. xorek
        xorek 10 June 2021 21: 16
        +3
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Quote: Blacksmith 55
        Henry Kissinger was born in Germany and could never become president.

        While Obama is Kenyan, he was born in the states.

        And Bin Laden and his family also lived in the states and not bad .. wink
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 10 June 2021 11: 11
    +1
    What a good secretary of state, we must take, as the author of the article tells us. And for whom is it good?
  3. Charik
    Charik 10 June 2021 11: 12
    0
    The Magyar cemetery, on the territory of which about eight thousand Hungarian soldiers and officers who fought on the side of Nazi Germany are buried, is located in the village of Boldyrevka in the Ostrogozhsky district of the Voronezh region.
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 10 June 2021 11: 24
      +2
      Maybe visit, maybe find ... maybe cry if needed. He's just a guide
  4. bandabas
    bandabas 10 June 2021 11: 16
    +6
    Everything is explained simply - "Nothing personal, just business." The oligarchs and those in power always come to an agreement between themselves. Almost always. It is not profitable for them at the moment to reduce their relations to "gunboat diplomacy." Played and that's enough. The stalemate affects their finances.
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  6. prior
    prior 10 June 2021 11: 40
    +2
    I suspect that Anthony Blinkin became Anthony Blinkin after his parents moved to Hungary from Odessa, where he was simply Antosha Blinov ... wink
    Perhaps that is why he is so partial to both Russia and Ukraine. laughing
    1. sevryuk
      sevryuk 14 June 2021 17: 03
      +1
      Why? Raikin, Minkin, Zhinkin, Malkin ...
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 10 June 2021 11: 42
    0
    Diplomats at the head of the US Department of State have regularly had to channel the presidents' overwhelming energy in the right direction.
    ... It seems that they have some discord inside, in general. Who is in the forest, who is for firewood ... who is there who can, is ready to correct, direct?
    In general, the situation is amusing and not funny, if you think about it.
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 10 June 2021 11: 44
    +1
    Anthony Blinken is a descendant of Hungarian Jews who lived in Paris for many years, a Harvard and Columbia University graduate.

    But here's what Blinke says about his roots
    “My family often recalled that many of those who were before us are refugees or immigrants. My grandfather at the turn of the last century arrived from the territory that is now Ukraine, he was accepted to the United States, he built a life for himself, children, a stepmother who escaped communism literally in a train car at night with her mother and arrived in the United States at a very young age, "Blinken told CBS in early 2019.
    Although his father was the US ambassador to Hungary. And here is a photo of his mother
    1. demo
      demo 10 June 2021 12: 37
      0
      Probably in her youth she was ..... as if to put it mildly ..... neat, or what !?
      Although - parents are not chosen.
  9. BAI
    BAI 10 June 2021 11: 46
    +5
    who publicly announced the actual surrender of the United States in the battle for Nord Stream 2.

    The fight for SP-2 is far from over. Ahead is the certification of the gas pipeline and sanctions against consumers. And here the most unexpected options are possible.
  10. Simple
    Simple 10 June 2021 11: 47
    0
    The stream will be completed, but Ukraine will also be left with a bit of transit.


    As Anthony Blinken said at a hearing before the Senate International Committee:
    "The worst possible outcome, from our point of view: the pipeline is completed, relations with Germany are poisoned, there is no incentive for Germany to sit down at the negotiating table in order to make progress in mitigating the serious negative consequences of the passage of gas through this pipeline."

    After a team from Germany to bow to the United States on the subject of SP2, Germany links the start of gas supplies via SP2 with guarantees of gas transit through Ukraine for "long fool years ".

    So know the problems: these conditions of the West can, in turn, be linked to the sale of gas on the Russian-Ukrainian border. laughing

    More about Anthony Blinken:
    https://diana-mihailova.livejournal.com/6589130.html
  11. General failure
    General failure 10 June 2021 12: 05
    0
    the author, but you will not enlighten, what kind of circus with horses arranged this "career diplomat" in Anchorage?
    So it's enchanting to quarrel with the Chinese out of the blue - it's very diplomatic, isn't it?
  12. From Tomsk
    From Tomsk 10 June 2021 12: 39
    +1
    The Americans have different problems now. They are afraid that China will take Taiwan. And there amers have the production of new generation microprocessors, the manufacturing technologies of which China does not yet have. But it looks like it will be soon. I wouldn’t have to produce these processors here. So no, they chased after cheap labor. But nothing in the world is free. )))
  13. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 10 June 2021 12: 47
    +2
    Next year, Outskirts plans to double the purchase of weapons, naturally to fight the aggressor ... Shouldn't we halve the transit of gas and the volume of trade with it, to protect our own interests?
  14. Dimy4
    Dimy4 10 June 2021 14: 10
    0
    But Ukraine is not our enemy, and the Ukrainian people are fraternal

    How, how, once again, did I not "cleanse"? Ukraine is not an enemy and a brotherly people? The author probably still harbors illusions about the fraternal peoples of Russia. There are no such, but only those who want to eat a hearty meal at her expense.
  15. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 10 June 2021 15: 29
    +1
    During negotiations with the Chinese, his eyes were running around with fear ... I carefully watched the video ..
    1. Kurare
      Kurare 11 June 2021 11: 44
      0
      Blinken is a typical modern provocateur-showman who uses all the possibilities of the media for self-promotion and promotion of his goals first of all. His actionism about bribing the Taliban by Russia to kill American soldiers is completely unworthy for a "normal" politician.
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      When negotiating with the Chinese, his eyes were running around with fear ...

      And you are right, Blinken was ready to really humiliate the Chinese at the conference with his monologue on the cameras. At the same time, he did not even look at his visas! This is a showman's behavior, no worse than Trump. But when the Chinese began to answer him, he tried to send the journalists away. When this did not work, then most likely he realized that the "baby beating" would not work and had to take the same tub of cold water that he had just poured on his opponents. All this is done to the public and has nothing to do with diplomacy.
      1. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 11 June 2021 11: 59
        +1
        You're right. For a country like the United States, (no matter how much we want, but we must respect this country and its history) Blinken is not a politician. Exactly showman, as you rightly noted. This is playing to the public, breeding little hands, and other mimicry - the level of the current politicians of Ukraine. But for the United States, this is an outcast in political life. To what his stupidity can lead, one can only guess. Although, as soon as he sees that his opponent is not a weakling, he gets lost and panics. Cowardly, stupid and without initiative ...
        I think S.V. Lavrov will be easy to communicate with him. Only, you need to discard his decent upbringing and be a little impudent with this character.
        1. Kurare
          Kurare 11 June 2021 12: 11
          0
          Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
          Although, as soon as he sees that his opponent is not a weakling, he gets lost and panics.

          Typical for modern Western politicians: "And what about us?" The feeling of impunity passes quickly enough when you meet with experts in their field, for example Lavrov. At one time he put both Borel (EU) and Heiko Maas (Germany) in their place. He simply did not allow any shows. It was only later that they brandished their fists and claimed that they had actually given the Russians a “light”. Yes, that's just a pity, there was no camera nearby to capture all this request

          Wangyu: the same will happen after Biden's meeting with Putin. At the meeting itself, everything will be without a big show, but then it will begin: new sanctions, the fight against SP2, etc.
          1. Andrei Nikolaevich
            Andrei Nikolaevich 11 June 2021 12: 32
            0
            I am not a diplomat or a politician, but when dealing with such persons, you need to be constantly prepared for the next nasty thing. From my professional experience I know that you need to talk to different people in different ways. With a boor - boorish, etc.
  16. Cherry Nine
    Cherry Nine 10 June 2021 22: 18
    +2
    What unexpected praises to such a person in such a place.

    I agree with the author on the merits. Blinkin is a proprietary git. The Russian authorities will work well with him.
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 11 June 2021 12: 36
      0
      Maybe. But a person with qualities needs to communicate with a blinkin: “boor, pig, bastard, complete,” Only in this case, Blinken will listen to him and, most importantly, hear.
      1. Cherry Nine
        Cherry Nine 11 June 2021 13: 15
        0
        Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
        blinkin needs to communicate with a person with qualities: ,, boor, pig, bastard, complete

        Well, you can drink to the understanding of the great, so to speak, powers.
        1. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich 11 June 2021 16: 04
          0
          Oh power, you are clearly exaggerating ... And as for the politicians who are leading these powers and, virgin honest, there is no place there.)
  17. Wolf
    Wolf 10 June 2021 23: 15
    +1
    The most important thing is to know the pedigree of the person whom he overestimates. This old man was in the Slavs, in the past they knew 40 knees back, when a certain family had thieves or panties or traitors, such a man or girl could not find a man or marry, no one wanted to associate a shelter with them. This is an old wisdom, which is forgotten today, but in fact goes into the day of human existence. The juveniles CANNOT BE CARRIED OUT BUT WEARS THIS BLOOD AND IT WILL SHOW. SEVERE BUT SO EST. Blinken's pedigree will be enough and everything is clear.
    1. dauria
      dauria 11 June 2021 00: 12
      +1
      This is the old wisdom that is forgotten today


      And you are well done, quite tolerable Russian language. wink I’ll just give you one Russian proverb "There is a black sheep in a family." So blood is blood, genes are genes .... and freaks still appear even with good genes. wink And vice versa . Reckless, useless parents very often have excellent, non-spoiled and independent children.
      1. Wolf
        Wolf 11 June 2021 00: 18
        -1
        So it seems to you, but if you look up to 40 knees back you will see where. wink
        But they themselves are UPPER LAW: LUBOV and if she eats will let a MAN know all the wisdom of this world. smile
        1. Wolf
          Wolf 11 June 2021 00: 20
          0
          Yes, I forgot LUBOV AND FREEDOM OF CHOICE! smile
        2. dauria
          dauria 11 June 2021 00: 28
          +1
          But they themselves are UPPER LAW: LUBOV and if she eats will let a MAN know all the wisdom of this world.


          Wow !!! Yes, you are a philosopher ... laughing For the Russians, everything is simpler. "Happiness is when you are understood"
    2. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 11 June 2021 16: 05
      +1
      Even in those distant times, they knew a lot about genetics. )
  18. nikvic46
    nikvic46 12 June 2021 09: 19
    0
    I understand that all these conversations go to the future meeting of Biden and Putin. At this meeting there will be an acquaintance of the two presidents. There was no serious conversation with Trump about Ukraine. In the future, such a conversation should be held. This is not some ephemeral wishes of Russia. Here will be we are talking about the future of the whole world.
  19. Radikal
    Radikal 15 June 2021 04: 44
    0
    The author, but in general, what suggestions - what is reflected in the article, well - have you seen the photos of American presidents, what is the prospect for us?
  20. Radikal
    Radikal 15 June 2021 04: 52
    0
    And yet Russia and Ukraine have both Crimea and Transnistria, which are tied to the "square" more tightly than by the umbilical cord. As if someone did not want something else. To live with this: it does not matter for us and for Ukrainians - according to a passport, or to our liking, and our children and grandchildren, as you can see ...
    Well, yes, well, yes - some kind of bad feeling arose - it seemed like it blew, you know where? Yes, yes, it is from there, from the AP, there that an aged little boy, by the name of Peskov, will tell us, he is always ready to fly out to where he is expected, and from where he is unlikely to return. The aircraft of the squadron - they are always at the start.
  21. viktor_47
    viktor_47 16 June 2021 10: 15
    0
    Some kind of spineless analysis. It is necessary to clearly distinguish between the People of Ukraine (mainly, by the way, Russian, both in language and mentality) and the Ukrainian state. The Ukrainian state is extremely hostile to both Russia and the Russian people, including those living on the territory of "Nezalezhnaya". Any actions on the part of Russia helping to survive and strengthen this state hostile to Russia and the Russian people should be considered unacceptable. This should be the basis of Russian politics. A change in such a policy towards good-neighborliness should be unambiguously linked to a change in the essence of the Ukrainian state.