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Former Obama administration official: Russian President underestimates the power of the West

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Russian President Vladimir Putin underestimates the power of the West. The Russian leader allegedly mistakenly assumes that the United States and Europe are ready to make any concessions to the Kremlin.


This opinion was expressed by Daniel Fried, an expert at the Atlantic Council and former sanctions policy coordinator for the US State Department under Barack Obama, in a broadcast by Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon, which was released on his YouTube channel.

The former senior official believes that Putin is seriously preparing to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. In his opinion, he achieves his goals by intimidating Kiev and the West, but at the same time he allegedly considers the US and Europe too weak to resist him. The former representative of the Obama administration invites the countries of the West to unite in front of the "Russian threat".

Solidarity and patience is what we need

Fried says.

He praised the actions of the Biden administration in the current situation, saying that it "acted with dignity."

Simultaneously with the broadcast of this expert's speech, an article on a similar topic appeared in the British newspaper Financial Times. Its author argues that after fleeing from Afghanistan, America's allies became disillusioned with it, but Putin, by his actions, managed to rally them again in the face of the "Russian threat."
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  1. Machete
    Machete 4 February 2022 18: 53
    +25
    So, like, NATO has always underestimated the strength of Russia.
    No one here underestimates NATO now. If ours demand something, then they are completely confident in themselves.
    1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
      GELEZNII_KAPUT 4 February 2022 19: 12
      +7
      Quote: Machete
      So, like, NATO has always underestimated the strength of Russia.
      No one here underestimates NATO now. If ours demand something, then they are completely confident in themselves.

      Yes, and the Fritz are no longer the same, but the Angolo-Saxons, these are not Fritz, it must be admitted, they will not go on the attack, the islanders, what to take from them, what is in Australia, what is in Great Britain, what is in the USA! hi
      1. napalm
        napalm 4 February 2022 19: 58
        +10
        Quote: GELEZNII_KAPUT
        Quote: Machete
        So, like, NATO has always underestimated the strength of Russia.
        No one here underestimates NATO now. If ours demand something, then they are completely confident in themselves.

        Yes, and the Fritz are no longer the same, but the Angolo-Saxons, these are not Fritz, it must be admitted, they will not go on the attack, the islanders, what to take from them, what is in Australia, what is in Great Britain, what is in the USA! hi

        How can they not go? They will go and fight to the last Ukrainian. That's exactly what they said.
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          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 7 February 2022 21: 10
            +1
            Funny this American xperd Freed! "Putin underestimates the West, the US, NATO!" It's you who underestimate Putin, Russia and the Russians! laughing
    2. Real Pilot
      Real Pilot 4 February 2022 20: 56
      +4
      Sometimes we even overestimate the forces of the West. And they, on the contrary, underestimate Russia.

      But we do not weave intrigues to destroy them! There was not a single official statement about the support of the separatism of individual states, they did not feed their fifth column with grants from Russia. There were no attempts to include Mexico and Canada in the anti-American bloc ...
      They are intelligibly trying to tell simple things, but they pretend not to understand!
      And then they will get it in the eye and will be indignant: "what are we for?"

      Especially all sorts of former zealous, remaining somewhere in the margins of history. In an age of self-proclaimed "exclusivity"...
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 February 2022 23: 07
      +3
      Quote: Machete
      So, like, NATO has always underestimated the strength of Russia.

      But does Russia really want to fight the West, but rather the whole life the West wants to fight Russia. And one question - "Is it necessary to fight from the West with Russia, and does Russia want to fight?"
      Maybe someone out there can think of it?
    4. military_cat
      military_cat 5 February 2022 09: 47
      -1
      Quote: Machete
      If ours demand something, then they are completely confident in themselves.

      Well, how are the results?
      1. Machete
        Machete 5 February 2022 10: 52
        0
        Don't you see?
        Strange.
        Until the new year, we were not perceived at all.
        And now they won't get out of the negotiations. They call whoever gets through the day, they want to talk something over. The Hungarians came to bow, the Croats broke the chain. They staged a hysteria with Ukraine in order to divert attention from everything.
        Or do you think that we will win everything in a week. This drag will last for months. But it is already clear that the political situation in the world has shifted. Plus, an alliance with China on the nose, ours slowly went to South America. Soon we will either roll out new sanctions, after which we will begin to set up our bases near their shores, or they will come with clear plans for contracts.
        1. military_cat
          military_cat 5 February 2022 11: 39
          0
          Quote: Machete
          Until the new year, we were not perceived at all.

          But what about the summit with Biden, the video conference with Biden, the telephone conversation with Biden, the signing of START3, the visit of the head of the CIA to Moscow and an endless bunch of events, after which, quite standardly, there are completely standard and no different conversations from previous times, "this is what they fussed about and came to bow"?
          1. Machete
            Machete 5 February 2022 12: 21
            0
            That's it, go cry, that's all.
            reluctance here to cast pearls in front of people who do not see the obvious things.
            1. military_cat
              military_cat 5 February 2022 13: 10
              +2
              The problem is that the apparent obviousness of many things often turns out to be only a consequence of watching TV, where people who know how to manipulate competently work.
        2. Alexander Salenko
          Alexander Salenko 5 February 2022 19: 58
          0
          By the way, after Putin's communication with the SI, interesting statements were made by China.
      2. BastaKarapuzik And
        BastaKarapuzik And 6 February 2022 19: 02
        0
        the goal was, most likely, an official refusal.
        Refusal on paper unties hands.
        And the collective West understood this exactly
    5. venik
      venik 5 February 2022 15: 20
      -2
      Lord, well, WHAT do you want from him: "Fried" - he is also in Africa - FRIED! He has HIS OWN worldview ("Fried's") .... request
      Now, if it were about Israel .... Well then - a completely different matter ....
    6. businessv
      businessv 6 February 2022 18: 58
      0
      Quote: Machete
      So, like, NATO has always underestimated the strength of Russia.
      A little different in my opinion. They simply forgot the effectiveness and destructiveness of nuclear weapons! How can you evaluate a country that has a nuclear triad in its entirety? Moreover, to underestimate or overestimate - everyone will get it, this is an axiom.
    7. Vend
      Vend 7 February 2022 14: 22
      0
      No, this is NATO overestimating its strength laughing
  2. Andobor
    Andobor 4 February 2022 18: 55
    +3
    Russia is not going to fight with the West, in extreme cases it will destroy the United States, there are enough forces for this.
    This understanding is also coming to the United States, which is why there is so much screeching about an aggressive aggressor.
    1. VSO-396
      VSO-396 4 February 2022 19: 16
      -16
      And the states will destroy Russia, and who will win? Australia with Argentina?
      1. Kesha1980
        Kesha1980 4 February 2022 19: 30
        +6
        Australia in this case, China will gobble up and not even burp.
        No one needs a war, because the "allies" are all "catching a felling in muddy waters." Discounts on gas, lobbying for the promotion of anti-market sales of gas and other goodies.
      2. Andobor
        Andobor 5 February 2022 10: 52
        0
        Quote: VSO-396
        And the states will destroy Russia, and who will win?

        The threat of mutual destruction deters the US,
        they tried to escape from the annihilating blow,
        the fact that this did not succeed is already clear and unequivocal, they will have to agree, they are not going to make gifts to Australia and Argentina at the cost of their own lives. .
      3. Eroma
        Eroma 5 February 2022 12: 59
        +2
        If there is a world 3 with mutual destruction, then the penguins will win! In Antarctica in the next 200 years at least, hardly anyone will appear laughing
    2. dorz
      dorz 4 February 2022 19: 57
      -1
      Quote: Andobor
      ... in extreme cases, destroy the United States, there are enough forces for this.

      Over the decades, nothing has changed, only $ 1 trillion has become in the accounts. more (former US national security adviser Brzezinski):

      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 4 February 2022 23: 17
        -2
        Our elite has 13 trillion rubles in foreign accounts - at the current exchange rate, this is $ 173 billion, so with $ 500 billion and the late Brzezinski by.
      2. boni592807
        boni592807 5 February 2022 00: 32
        -2
        dorz (Dmitry), , yesterday, 19:57, NEW -
        Quote: Andobor
        ... in extreme cases, destroy the United States, there are enough forces for this.

        Over the decades, nothing has changed, only $ 1 trillion has become in the accounts. more (former US national security adviser Brzezinski):

        100% agree with you, and also 5 and 6 (in power, for example, "our finances sing novels"(see Glazyev, Delyagtn et al.). bully
        But over the 10th anniversary, the country "finally" began to massively "solve the problem of bringing in" guests сm certificates of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB soldier
        And the number, if you want to compare
        All of them (legal and not paying to the budget) and illegal and "black cash desks of diasporas". belay

        Total power structures, нif THEY (gost including with a Russian passport) пabout the Kazakh version "they will begin to express their will" ... am
        In NATO, even those craftsmen on the use of such bully .
      3. lopvlad
        lopvlad 5 February 2022 01: 43
        0
        Quote: dorz
        only in the accounts it became $ 1 trillion. more


        the dollar is money as long as the United States is engaged in providing it. One action by the Fed and all over the world the dollar turns from money into cut paper with pictures that will only be accepted as waste paper. And this will inevitably happen since the US public debt cannot grow indefinitely, and they will not give it away capable of.
      4. Charik
        Charik 5 February 2022 05: 55
        +2
        in my opinion, the military, "sitting" on the "buttons", does not care whose money is in those banks
  3. 3315061
    3315061 4 February 2022 18: 56
    +16
    They sleep and see how to push Russia and Ukraine in a fratricidal meat grinder. The United States can live well only if somewhere they are fighting with someone else's hands.
    1. Anatoly 288
      Anatoly 288 4 February 2022 19: 13
      +19
      Forgive me a reminder of history, but the United States pits the Slavs like Indians against each other, and the winner from the states will get a fabulous gift - blankets infected with smallpox !!! It seems to me that they began to destroy us in the good old American and very reliable way
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 February 2022 23: 09
      +3
      Quote: 3315061
      The United States can live well only if somewhere they are fighting with someone else's hands.

      The United States and the war are an inseparable concept.
  4. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 4 February 2022 18: 57
    +4
    Former Obama administration official: Russian President underestimates the power of the West


    Like our General Staff is being held for imbeciles? Oh well laughing
    The servant of the former black master of the white house wrote back perfectly
    1. BABAY22
      BABAY22 4 February 2022 19: 16
      +16
      Putin seriously prepared to carry out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine

      It's really meant for imbeciles. Victims of the Unified State Examination, TikTokers and the rest of society, whose education is at the level of the 3rd grade of the Soviet school.
      How Mister Evil sits over the map at night and plans to destroy the whole world.
      And people hawala.
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 4 February 2022 19: 21
        +8
        I wouldn’t insult the Soviet school like that, then they taught normally, but now high school students don’t even really know how to poop, my wife, the teacher, won’t let you lie laughing
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 4 February 2022 19: 37
          +13
          Quote: Sands Career General
          I wouldn’t insult the Soviet school like that, then they taught normally, but now high school students don’t even really know how to poop, my wife, the teacher, won’t let you lie laughing

          So BABAY's colleague does not seem to offend, but rather praises in the sense that a third-grader with a Soviet education in terms of knowledge corresponded to modern high school students. yes
          1. Sands Careers General
            Sands Careers General 4 February 2022 19: 39
            0
            Yes, I understood this of course, but still I can’t stop my grandfather’s grumbling))
            1. Nyrobsky
              Nyrobsky 4 February 2022 19: 41
              +3
              It's clear. I sometimes make this mistake myself. hi
              1. Sands Careers General
                Sands Careers General 4 February 2022 19: 43
                +2
                heh, the same hi
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 4 February 2022 20: 10
        +7
        We have such a plan! Herods stole from our General Staff.
        1. 210ox
          210ox 4 February 2022 20: 34
          +4
          Lucas would go nuts. Such an idea for Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back2
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 4 February 2022 20: 43
            +2
            There such an epic can be stirred up.[center][/center There you can stir up such an epic. Empire's retaliatory strike and clone attack 2!
            1. ALARI
              ALARI 4 February 2022 21: 06
              -1
              And Darth Vader is Medvedev in a helmet, so that his face would not frighten the electorate-stormtroopers. Otherwise, they will understand that they will not go to the DMB under such command.
      3. Aag
        Aag 4 February 2022 20: 37
        -2
        Quote: BABAY22
        Putin seriously prepared to carry out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine

        It's really meant for imbeciles. Victims of the Unified State Examination, TikTokers and the rest of society, whose education is at the level of the 3rd grade of the Soviet school.
        How Mister Evil sits over the map at night and plans to destroy the whole world.
        And people hawala.

        It seems that you underestimate the scale ... More than one generation has already grown up not on TSB, Soviet textbooks, not on TV programs of Kapitsa, Drozdov, Senkevich (well, at least that way) but on Tik-Tok, Ren-TV, about individual programs Channel 1, I’m generally silent, pure sabotage!
        1. 210ox
          210ox 4 February 2022 20: 55
          +1
          Take it deeper. TNT and Dom2. Degenerates rule.
          1. Aag
            Aag 4 February 2022 21: 12
            -2
            Quote: 210ox
            Take it deeper. TNT and Dom2. Degenerates rule.

            TNT and Dom2 are not included in the schedule of Mandatory TV broadcasting in the Russian Federation! Maybe I'm a retrograde, but leave a child with even the 1st TV channel turned on ... I think, even under the current "juvenile" laws, you can lose parental rights. Surrealism...
            1. 210ox
              210ox 4 February 2022 22: 05
              0
              Do kids watch TV now? I am surprised by the rather large audience of the middle generation Doma2. My ex binge watched this "PerEdacha" when it was released on the screen. And there are enough of them.
              1. Aag
                Aag 4 February 2022 22: 12
                0
                Quote: 210ox
                Do kids watch TV now? I am surprised by the rather large audience of the middle generation Doma2. My ex binge watched this "PerEdacha" when it was released on the screen. And there are enough of them.

                It happens ... To sympathize? So I'm afraid to offend ... For sincerity, thank you. hi
                1. 210ox
                  210ox 4 February 2022 22: 17
                  +1
                  I easily threw off this yoke in a timely manner and now I have a normal family. We bring up children in a sports way of life.
                  1. Aag
                    Aag 4 February 2022 22: 37
                    +1
                    Quote: 210ox
                    I easily threw off this yoke in a timely manner and now I have a normal family. We bring up children in a sports way of life.

                    Thanks for the reply.
                    Happy for you all. Good luck!
            2. Aag
              Aag 7 February 2022 14: 48
              0
              Quote: AAG
              Quote: 210ox
              Take it deeper. TNT and Dom2. Degenerates rule.

              TNT and Dom2 are not included in the schedule of Mandatory TV broadcasting in the Russian Federation! Maybe I'm a retrograde, but leave a child with even the 1st TV channel turned on ... I think, even under the current "juvenile" laws, you can lose parental rights. Surrealism...

              Minors, call out!
              Not "minus" upset. And the fact that (as I understand it) some of my fellow citizens LIKE what is happening on TV (for the people's money!). Or what did I lie about ?!
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 4 February 2022 18: 59
    +1
    There are big doubts about cohesion, but cohesion from under the stick is yes. But I like their hysteria, they see a threat only to Ukraine, so they reduced it to nothing.
    1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
      GELEZNII_KAPUT 4 February 2022 19: 23
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      There are big doubts about cohesion, but cohesion from under the stick is yes. But I like their hysteria, they see a threat only to Ukraine, so they reduced it to nothing.

      Yes, they understand everything, and therefore the hysteria!
    2. Aag
      Aag 4 February 2022 21: 30
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      There are big doubts about cohesion, but cohesion from under the stick is yes. But I like their hysteria, they see a threat only to Ukraine, so they reduced it to nothing.

      Can you say how Estonia "helped"?
      No, I perfectly understand the situation (I was born, lived in Latvia for 22 years), - both you and me will be poked in the face (sorry) for an unpredictably long time (sorry) in ....
      completely forgetting, or, already, due to years, not knowing how, when EBN "leaked" the USSR (the Baltic states, - first of all!)
      ... Lucky in one thing - the Balts - not Asians (I already wrote about this, I didn’t hear that they cut, raped ...)
      As for the difference in the views of the leadership of countries and the population, so in the Russian Federation there is television unity ... Therefore, I admire the patience of, say, my classmates, relatives who have warm feelings for the Russian Federation, regardless of everything, let's face it - betrayal ...
      I think - now it will start: "Whoever wanted, left a long time ago ..."
      I don’t know how, what, and, most importantly, is it worth explaining something to them?
      1. ALARI
        ALARI 4 February 2022 21: 44
        0
        Don’t explain the pearls, you don’t need to throw them in front of everyone, but about it, it will start now: “Whoever wanted, left long ago ...” You can paraphrase a little Who wanted, got rich a long time ago from the same opera. Why are there so many poor? Karma perhaps?
        1. Aag
          Aag 4 February 2022 21: 47
          -2
          Quote: ALARI
          Don’t explain the pearls, you don’t need to throw them in front of everyone, but about it, it will start now: “Whoever wanted, left long ago ...” You can paraphrase a little Who wanted, got rich a long time ago from the same opera. Why are there so many poor? Karma perhaps?

          Thank you for understanding... hi
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 4 February 2022 22: 07
        0
        Back in 1990, my friend was killed in Tallinn by a blow to the back of the head with a "blunt object" (according to the investigation) when he was returning to the ship.
        1. Aag
          Aag 4 February 2022 22: 31
          0
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Back in 1990, my friend was killed in Tallinn by a blow to the back of the head with a "blunt object" (according to the investigation) when he was returning to the ship.

          Condolences ... Well, you must admit - it was not widespread!
          Yes, the course (1989) that was issued after us (RVVPKU, Faculty of Engineering), did not hand over machine guns to the armory at certain periods. And RPGs hung on the bunks ... Well, there was no such thing as in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan ... (I could be wrong, but I haven't heard from real people yet!)...
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 4 February 2022 22: 39
            +3
            In order to set one people against another, politicians have to try hard. In 2000, I was in Klaipeda for 2 weeks for repairs, only Russians remained there, Lithuanians were young people who were all working in Europe. They calmly spoke Russian with police and customs officers.
            1. Aag
              Aag 4 February 2022 22: 56
              +1
              Quote: tralflot1832
              In order to set one people against another, politicians have to try hard. In 2000, I was in Klaipeda for 2 weeks for repairs, only Russians remained there, Lithuanians were young people who were all working in Europe. They calmly spoke Russian with police and customs officers.

              Emnip: the last time I was in Riga was in 2015... I tried to talk to a policeman at the station in Latvian (to the best of my ability), - looked like a jerk, with an accent, though, but in normal Russian, restrained, quite respectfully, explained everything you need
              1. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 4 February 2022 23: 31
                +7
                I already told a joke here, we were in Reykjavik, the boys got lost. My impudence knows no bounds, I address two more attractive women in Russian. especially the building where Spassky lost to Slate. Five seconds of confusion, then one in Russian: a kilometer straight and then to the right you won’t get lost with some accent and undisguised irritation. And then a killing phrase: If you see us in the city, don’t contact us again, and proudly left .Then we were confused what it was. they already began to worry about them, they would come home in the mirror and begin to look, with the question of how they haven’t changed so much, there seems to be no red flag with the inscription of the USSR on their foreheads. tins did not beat men. lol
  6. PVV66
    PVV66 4 February 2022 19: 01
    0
    But interestingly, this Daniel Fried did not think that the Russian economy would not pull 40 million hungry hungry people? Why the hell did we get to capture them? Chi stupid?
    1. Sergei Zabelin
      Sergei Zabelin 4 February 2022 19: 11
      +3
      Of these 40 million 30 million of our brothers, sisters and relatives, it will be necessary to pull, or maybe they will
      1. Sergei Zabelin
        Sergei Zabelin 4 February 2022 19: 33
        0
        All Russian, Ukrainian, Russian, Soviet
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj4EV-t1Ejs
    2. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 4 February 2022 19: 14
      +6
      Quote: PVV66

      But interestingly, this Daniel Fried did not think that the Russian economy would not pull 40 million hungry hungry people? That's why the hell we surrendered to capture them

      Well, probably already 30 million. And, probably, it will pull ... However, you need to eat a bull bit by bit. Not all at once. Levoberezhnaya with Odessa and Nikolaev are quite recoverable in terms of economy. They feed themselves. Western and central - in parts. The main thing is to close the border from the Poles ... otherwise they have already set their sights on Lviv. wassat
      1. PVV66
        PVV66 4 February 2022 19: 21
        +5
        That's just what they feed themselves, I strongly doubt ... They destroyed everything that was built in the USSR. Do you know that in Soviet times two out of fifteen republics were donors? And they were the RSFSR and Belarus ...
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 4 February 2022 19: 31
          +5
          Quote: PVV66
          Do you know that in Soviet times two out of fifteen republics were donors? And they were the RSFSR and Belarus ...

          You know... And it's terrible. Such a twist!
        2. Alexander Salenko
          Alexander Salenko 5 February 2022 20: 12
          0
          They will just feed themselves, they are doing it somehow now. But the restoration of infrastructure - yes. The same Odessa, Deribasovskaya is still on the level, but step aside, the houses are pouring in, major repairs are needed there. I can’t imagine Dnepropetrovsk without Yuzhmash at all, I had a chance to live there for a while.
          The question is different. Here, many mistakenly think that almost all of Odessa is for Russia, but in fact this is not so, and not only for young people, but for those who are 40 years old, there the city split approximately in half during the Maidan, the same thing and Kharkov, although I’m not there I was but I talked with many, the intelligentsia is almost without exception pro-Ukrainian.
          IMHO, they need to boil in their Svidomo, so that for the word Svidomo Nga street they begin to beat their face.
      2. Stepan S
        Stepan S 4 February 2022 19: 50
        +4
        Western and central - in parts.

        Let these Ukrainians remain with themselves, especially the Western ones. We do not need such brothers for nothing.
  7. Kesha1980
    Kesha1980 4 February 2022 19: 07
    +2
    Solidarity and patience is what we need

    Today it became known that Russian companies will supply 211.000 tons of diesel during February (Vzglyad newspaper) to the northeastern states of the USA.
    It turns out that "someone" in Russia is "in solidarity"), and someone in the States does not have "patience"). Although, on the other hand, with these supplies we will inflict losses on Canada, which has been arguing with the States for a long time about the oil pipeline.
    All the problems in the world, the States manage to solve themselves in a plus - this is a fact. And now, we have "decently responded" to the increase in the US contingent in Europe.
    If diesel rises in price in Russia in February/March, then we will know the reason.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 4 February 2022 19: 34
      +1
      Quote: Kesha1980
      If diesel rises in price in Russia in February/March, we will know the reason

      What is this from? How much of that "diesel" is produced per month? Are we delivering the latest?
      1. Kesha1980
        Kesha1980 4 February 2022 19: 44
        -1
        market laws. The price depends on the offer. I just put a tick on my memory of this fact. I'll check it out in the spring.
        The very fact is a disgrace. For me it is. This is not how economic wars are waged. And we are threatened with economic war (sanctions).
      2. Aag
        Aag 4 February 2022 21: 04
        0
        "... Do we really supply the last one?..." Ask this question at our Russian gas stations ... Don't you drive diesel fuel? ... Ask the sellers - why did they suddenly raise prices. For all!
      3. Vadim237
        Vadim237 4 February 2022 23: 20
        +2
        In Russia, almost 70 million tons of solariums are produced annually.
    2. Stepan S
      Stepan S 4 February 2022 19: 48
      +3
      Russia is a major exporter of diesel fuel, and 211 thousand tons is an unknown amount.
      1. Kesha1980
        Kesha1980 4 February 2022 19: 58
        0
        Transfer to tank trains (67 tons - 2.000 tanks - 40 trains) and remember the supplies to Germany under the Molotov peace treaty. Nafik us this rake. The states are clearly not our friend. I don't think there will be a war, but it's still an outrage. And even a little embarrassing. They threaten us with sanctions, and in response we will supply resources under a fixed-term (additional) contract. Some surrealism.
        1. Aag
          Aag 4 February 2022 21: 06
          -1
          Quote: Kesha1980
          Transfer to tank trains (67 tons - 2.000 tanks - 40 trains) and remember the supplies to Germany under the Molotov peace treaty. Nafik us this rake. The states are clearly not our friend. I don't think there will be a war, but it's still an outrage. And even a little embarrassing. They threaten us with sanctions, and in response we will supply resources under a fixed-term (additional) contract. Some surrealism.

          And the Millers receive the country's highest awards ...
          Surrealism?
          1. Kesha1980
            Kesha1980 4 February 2022 21: 21
            0
            Well (purely theoretically), the gas was able to hammer the wedges into NATO. It is a fact). And this is realism. Although Miller does not make special efforts for this.
            Ironically, this "plus" (increase in gas prices) is directly the idea of ​​​​the States hi
            When everything rises in price, profitable inflation occurs.
            1. Aag
              Aag 4 February 2022 21: 33
              0
              Quote: Kesha1980
              Well (purely theoretically), the gas was able to hammer the wedges into NATO. It is a fact). And this is realism. Although Miller does not make special efforts for this.
              Ironically, this "plus" (increase in gas prices) is directly the idea of ​​​​the States hi
              When everything rises in price, profitable inflation occurs.

              Without questioning your arguments - I'm talking about something else!
              1. Kesha1980
                Kesha1980 4 February 2022 21: 37
                -1
                "About the other" I agree completely. Such "heroes" what to do... But plus 40.000/month. Does he need them? (stupid question) What to do? Nothing.
                And it’s already customary to dunk us, the honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the “maroon beret” will confirm.
                1. Aag
                  Aag 4 February 2022 21: 45
                  -1
                  Quote: Kesha1980
                  "About the other" I agree completely. Such "heroes" what to do... But plus 40.000/month. Does he need them? (stupid question) What to do? Nothing.
                  And it’s already customary to dunk us, the honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the “maroon beret” will confirm.

                  Agree - well, also to the side! ...
                  However, the roots, it seems, are common))). Well, the people are boiling! It's time not to "throw firewood", but to reason - until the real plan matures (the way out of ... not an easy situation) ... hi
                  1. Kesha1980
                    Kesha1980 4 February 2022 22: 10
                    +1
                    N-yes. This is the elite of our people.
                    Be healthy. hi
          2. shtatsov
            shtatsov 5 February 2022 02: 38
            0
            Miller received the hero of labor, as I understand it, for the fact that gas prices have increased in Geyropy and the burghers begin to come to their senses from such happiness. And if Miller contributed to this with his work, then respect and respect to him!
    3. frolish
      frolish 4 February 2022 20: 31
      +1
      She and since 95 costs crying
      1. Kesha1980
        Kesha1980 4 February 2022 20: 59
        +2
        Yes, they teased us a lot when they offered to switch to diesel for the sake of economy. As 76 then cost.
        Right now, the sowing campaign will begin - and the diesel engine will rise. "Traditions are sacred."
        1. Aag
          Aag 4 February 2022 21: 35
          -1
          Quote: Kesha1980
          Yes, they teased us a lot when they offered to switch to diesel for the sake of economy. As 76 then cost.
          Right now, the sowing campaign will begin - and the diesel engine will rise. "Traditions are sacred."

          Without sowing, it’s enough - cargo, passenger transportation ...
      2. Aag
        Aag 4 February 2022 22: 36
        0
        Quote: frolishe
        She and since 95 costs crying

        More expensive in Siberia. And for a long time ... DT for about a year they filled up for 60 rubles / liter (now it's about 61,50 ...)
        1. Alexander Salenko
          Alexander Salenko 5 February 2022 20: 17
          +1
          Whoa? I thought it was expensive in Crimea, we haven’t reached 60 yet, this despite the fact that the tanks go over the bridge, but they can’t, they are fined one and a half thousand, nothing, and the fuel is sold as if they were transported by ferry, and this either 30 or 40 thousand.
  8. lopvlad
    lopvlad 4 February 2022 19: 13
    +1
    The Russian leader allegedly mistakenly assumes that the United States and Europe are ready to make any concessions to the Kremlin.
    This opinion was expressed by Daniel Fried


    you did not beguiled American? It is Russia that has so far made any concessions to the West on the issue of NATO expansion and drawing more and more post-Soviet countries into the bloc.
    Now Russia's patience has run out.
    1. Alexander widerkehr
      Alexander widerkehr 4 February 2022 19: 42
      -4
      They've already gone. They responded to the ultimatum. They said who wants to join NATO, the door is open. Russia wants to expand the CSTO please. They created the bloc of South Africa Russia China Brazil India no one put forward an ultimatum.
  9. iouris
    iouris 4 February 2022 19: 16
    0
    Yes. The West is able to buy everyone.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 4 February 2022 19: 36
      +2
      Quote: iouris
      Yes. The West is able to buy everyone.

      On credit! US national debt 30 trillion!!! It is unimaginable and is not extinguished by anything.
      1. akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound 4 February 2022 19: 45
        -1
        So bandits always live by that - and who will ask them for debts?
      2. Stepan S
        Stepan S 4 February 2022 19: 45
        +2
        It is unimaginable and is not extinguished by anything.

        This can only be written off by war, but there is one BUT, the war must be victorious, and the enemy is not Tuvalu
      3. Aag
        Aag 4 February 2022 21: 39
        0
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        Quote: iouris
        Yes. The West is able to buy everyone.

        On credit! US national debt 30 trillion!!! It is unimaginable and is not extinguished by anything.

        I'm not afraid to look unpatriotic - extinguished - with our pensions, housing and communal services
        ... Not fully, of course, - partially ...
        The question is who is doing it?
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 4 February 2022 22: 08
          +2
          Quote: AAG
          extinguished - our pensions, housing and communal services

          What is it like? You can see the mechanism. Is it pensions? 30 trillion? And also ours?
          Understand. Their debts are paid by the whole world, which has accepted the dollar. And our syslibs are struggling to keep Russia within this system. But they are getting worse and worse.
      4. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 4 February 2022 22: 06
        0
        "US national debt 30 trillion" ///
        ----
        It's the debt of the US government own Central Bank (Fed).
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 4 February 2022 22: 12
          +3
          Quote: voyaka uh
          This is the debt of the US government to its own Central Bank (Fed)

          Don't government debt holders count? Will they start selling? And bring down the whole system! I understand that China is not yet ready to do this. But after all, you can pin it so that there will be no other way out!
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 4 February 2022 23: 36
            0
            The states have never delayed interest payments on bonds.
            In America, you can come to a shop with a tattered dollar issued
            150 years ago, found in the attic. And they will take him away.

            Bonds in general are such a thing ... strange.
            Israel released cheeky smile government bonds for 100 (!) years of payments.
            And sold out instantly! But Israel is a small country,
            formed recently, with zero gold reserves.
            1. Alexander Salenko
              Alexander Salenko 5 February 2022 20: 19
              0
              And with broad international support, including financial. I would have been offered to buy, I might have agreed too.
    2. lopvlad
      lopvlad 4 February 2022 19: 42
      0
      Quote: iouris
      The West is able to buy everyone.


      he was capable when in response he demanded only political loyalty, and now, in return for his supporters, he also demands to bear economic losses that are much higher than what the West is now offering in return.
    3. Alexander widerkehr
      Alexander widerkehr 4 February 2022 19: 44
      0
      You don't need to buy anyone. They themselves are all running to the west with money.
  10. 1536
    1536 4 February 2022 19: 20
    +2
    Sick of the head and obsessed with rabies should not be underestimated, dearer to yourself.
  11. Dizel200
    Dizel200 4 February 2022 19: 27
    +1
    Oh-whether? And the expert and coordinator of the Obama administration is not at all the best characteristic of this expert.
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 4 February 2022 19: 41
    +2
    Former Obama administration official: Russian President underestimates the power of the West
    . How smart, wise, persuasive they all are .... distribute hamburgers to everyone, let them chew better than thresh with their tongues.
  13. Stepan S
    Stepan S 4 February 2022 19: 42
    +2
    but Putin, by his actions, managed to rally them again in the face of the “Russian threat”.

    They confuse hot with green, it was they who had to invent Putin's threat in order to at least somehow "rally" around the mythical threat, since it is impossible to rally around real threats.
  14. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 4 February 2022 19: 44
    0
    Isn't it this assistant of a black woman who scrawled in a report that our economy is "in tatters"? Judging by the bravado - entot ykspert! wassat
  15. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 4 February 2022 19: 59
    +2
    Industrial inflation in the US has reached 25 percent, which means that industrial assets are falling in price by a quarter a year, and the situation will only worsen before the November elections. The Democrats failed to create the Central Election Commission, so failure in the elections is guaranteed. So who overestimated?
    INFLATION is a terrible word for which Biden called the journalist a stupid son of a bitch.
  16. Vavilov
    Vavilov 4 February 2022 20: 02
    +1
    that the United States and Europe are ready to make any concessions to the Kremlin.


    there are two forces in the world - military and capital, and depending on the economic and political development, they change, and who is stronger is demagoguery, there is a division of colonies and a redistribution of the market, the struggle of spiders in a bank, everything is classic
  17. Aag
    Aag 4 February 2022 20: 27
    +4
    Well, - the title of the article, already, as it were, determines the circle of commentators ...
    For the "purity of the experiment" I did not read the comments - I'm sure - there will be such things as "Bakhnam", "Zahnam", "Glazed" ...
    Moreover, - in the overwhelming majority, from those who do not even know how, with what, this can be done hypothetically (not a very difficult word to read?).
    True, - I don’t want to offend anyone in absentia, - I just wanted to call for an objective assessment of the situation, without panic, and without hatred. Both of these, as a rule, are expensive .... hi
  18. bar
    bar 4 February 2022 20: 28
    +1
    Ex-administrator...

    Usually those with the prefix "ex" enter the mind after resignation. But this hike is very tight ...
  19. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 4 February 2022 20: 42
    +4

    None of you, these are other old-timers, are going to ask permission!
  20. Alexander V.
    Alexander V. 4 February 2022 20: 55
    0
    On the contrary, the United States greatly underestimates Russia, which is why they are losing the unipolar world. In terms of military power, the No. 1 power is already Russia, not the United States, and in terms of economic power, it is also not the United States - China
  21. Basarev
    Basarev 4 February 2022 21: 33
    -2
    Everything is simple. In the West, for many years there has been a consensus on the consubstantiality of totalitarian regimes. And besides, the West does not want to repeat the old mistakes. Everyone remembers too well how the policy of appeasement ended - therefore they do not intend to indulge the devil.
  22. cniza
    cniza 4 February 2022 21: 42
    +6
    Former Obama administration official: Russian President underestimates the power of the West


    What to evaluate?
  23. Olegi1
    Olegi1 5 February 2022 01: 40
    0
    The key word is ex. He does not decide anything, why are we discussing this?
  24. riwas
    riwas 5 February 2022 08: 26
    +1
    The former senior official believes that Putin is seriously preparing to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. In his opinion, he achieves his goals by intimidating Kiev and the West, but at the same time he allegedly considers the US and Europe too weak to resist him.

    The West has always believed that an attempt to negotiate a good sign of weakness. Let's wait and see what Putin does. But something is already emerging: closer relations are being established with Nicaragua and with China.
  25. Alexfly
    Alexfly 5 February 2022 11: 49
    0
    Everything is quite simple, the United States, together with NATO, wants to be happy with the presence of Ukraine in the bloc, which means they will have to take on the possibility of the emergence of MB3, for sure, some people will want to wash their shoes in Crimea, then the EU and the USA will cease to exist with its stormy asexual population ... Russia will also become empty, but most of Siberia and the Trans-Urals will remain. The next generations will survive..
  26. Yuri Siritsky_2
    Yuri Siritsky_2 5 February 2022 14: 08
    +1
    This is NATO overestimating its strength.
  27. your vsr 66-67
    your vsr 66-67 6 February 2022 13: 17
    0
    All reasoning for some reason from the ex .. laughing
    1. Kuzmitsky
      7 February 2022 18: 30
      0
      Because the ex is no longer in the civil service and can say whatever he wants.