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False understanding of democratic freedoms provokes new outbreaks of violence around the world

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False understanding of democratic freedoms provokes new outbreaks of violence around the worldThe US-based and widespread on the Internet amateur film “The Innocence of Muslims”, which touches the religious feelings of the representatives of this denomination and shows the Prophet Mohammed in an offensive light, served as a direct pretext and as if a detonator for large-scale protests against Americans and their institutions abroad. We can agree with the opinion of the First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, a member of the Public Chamber Damir Gizatullin, who noted in his interview that “when freedom of speech leads to violence, to the killing of innocent people, this is no longer freedom of speech and democracy, but an attempt to stir up interethnic or inter-religious conflict, provocation, and it should be limited. "

Crowds of angry Islamists in a number of Arab and Muslim countries are attacking US embassies, burning their flags, cars, smashing buildings. Mass protests took place in Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Australia, Iran. In the streets of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, many thousands of demonstrators of the radical imam-Shiite Muqtada al-Sadr took place. He made a statement in which he demanded that the Iraqi authorities prohibit Americans from entering the country and called on parliament to vote for a law that would prohibit Iraq from having relations with countries in which the Prophet Mohammed and Islam are offended.

The most tragic events unfolded in Libya, where the US ambassador and three other embassy personnel were killed. Russia, like other countries, condemned this act of vandalism and expressed its condolences over the death of diplomats. Washington did not rule out that all attacks and manifestations threatening the United States and the Western world over the past three days are part of a single, pre-planned and well-coordinated action organized by the Islamic terrorist groups Ansar al-Sharia and Al-Qaida ". Islamists could coincide with their speeches on the anniversary of the 11 attacks of September 2001 in the United States and at the same time take revenge for the elimination of one of the leaders of Al-Qaida in Yemen, Said al-Shikhri. According to experts, the most powerful branch of this terrorist group is operating in this country.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented on the appearance of the film “The Innocence of Muslims” about the Prophet Mohammed. According to Clinton, the US government "has absolutely nothing to do with" the production of this picture, which the Secretary of State called "disgusting" and "reprehensible." “It seems that its creators pursued a very cynical goal - to blacken the great religion and kindle enmity,” added Clinton.

The Israeli leadership must also be given its due, which in a rather tough form dissociated itself from any connection of Israel with this provocation and condemned the filmmakers, who, like the terrorists, cannot be classified and characterized according to national or religious grounds.

FROM CONDEMNATION TO PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Of course, the condemnation of such provocations by the official authorities of the United States, Israel and several other countries is very important. However, Mrs. Clinton was silent about the actions or inaction of the American authorities in connection with the release of this “explosive” film.

Considering that the notorious film was created not yesterday, but more than a year ago, about a hundred people took part in its production, the American authorities had enough time to study its content, evaluate the possible negative consequences of its replication or posting on the Internet and accept appropriate measures. American taxpayers pay billions of dollars in support of the FBI, CIA, other intelligence and analytical services. However, like 11 September 2001, these services demonstrate the inability to prevent provocations by American “free citizens” or foreigners living in the US (it does not matter whether they are by nationality or religion: Arabs, people from Africa, Middle East, Jews Jews or Coptic Christians). By localizing one or two radical extremists, provocateurs, or mentally ill people, one could have avoided a wave of anti-American and anti-Western campaigns around the world, human casualties and destruction. Washington would not have to send to the shores of Libya and the US Navy ships with marines on board.

The world community and the so-called “ostrich” position of the United Nations on this issue cannot alarm us. According to media reports, the UN Security Council condemned only a series of attacks on the diplomatic missions and premises of the US and other Western countries, which swept across the world. However, the appearance of the most scandalous film, which provoked these attacks, the UN Security Council did not react. On the eve of September, 13, this authoritative international body made a similar statement in which it condemned a specific attack - on the American consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Like this time, the UN Security Council communique did not say a word about the film that insulted Muslims. According to information from informed sources at UN headquarters, the majority of SC members, including the US delegation, spoke in favor of including a reference to the inadmissibility of insulting a religion in the text of the statement. However, this could not be done due to decisive resistance from France.

Meanwhile, nothing prevented the condemnation of the notorious film by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who on September 13 stated that the film “apparently was shot with the expectation of stirring up intolerance and bloodshed.” However, he also stressed that "nothing justifies" the murders and attacks committed.

Obviously, the time has come not only to eliminate the consequences of terrorist acts and any manifestations of violence, but also to intensify the fight against the causes of these events. States and international organizations should initiate ongoing preventive measures to prevent the incitement of ethnic and religious hatred.

TIME LEGISLATIVE POWER TO USE

It is high time to limit, at the level of the legislative and executive authorities of states and international organizations, the very possibility of free dissemination of information that is offensive to other peoples or denominations, as is customary with regard to international terrorism, extremism, pornography or pedophilia. After all, the last provocation is not something exceptional in the newest stories USA and Western States. We all witnessed the spread of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in one of the European countries, the American pastor Jones defiantly burned the holy book of Muslims of the Koran in public places, and found the American soldiers in Afghanistan in the same exercise. And if in Russia they harshly suppressed an attempt by a group of hooliganism young women to desecrate a Christian church, in the USA and in the West they treat such egregious cases of hooliganism and incitement of religious hatred rather condescendingly. All the provocateurs listed above got off with purely symbolic punishments, and moreover, some, like the same fascist pastor Jones, gained fame and led radical extremist organizations and movements.

Life shows that the unjustified game of democracy, permissiveness, impunity leads to new tragedies and sad consequences for humanity. Terrorist attacks in the US 11 September 2001, the shooting of Breivik boys and girls of their country, other tragedies did not arise from scratch. American instructors trained future terrorists to control airliners, without thinking about what and where their graduates would fly, Breivik could freely buy a large amount of weapons and ammunition, and no one asked: with whom he is going to fight? In the conditions of scientific and technical progress, the role of the human factor increases immeasurably, and one person or a small group of people can cause irreparable damage to our civilization.

It should also not be forgotten that when the freedom of one person or a group of persons conflicts with the freedom and conscience of society, the state’s task is to protect, in this case, Muslims from fabrications and provocations discrediting their shrines. It would be good if the US authorities and their Western allies made the right conclusions from what happened and would not give unnecessary reasons for extremists and terrorists of all stripes to provoke the broad masses of the people to new disorders and riots, which, as we know from our history, most often happen meaningless and merciless. "
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  1. Vanek
    Vanek 24 October 2012 06: 47
    +6
    I’ll never believe and no one will convince me that the one who shot, directed, edited, etc. this film, did not know or had no idea about the consequences that this work will cause.
    1. Krilion
      Krilion 24 October 2012 07: 31
      +7
      Quote: Vanek
      I’ll never believe and no one will convince me that the one who shot, directed, edited, etc. this film, did not know or had no idea about the consequences that this work will cause.


      It seems quite obvious to me that the regularity of the appearance of such films, various caricatures and books clearly indicates the systematic work of maintaining adherents of the Muslim religion in a half-crazy state in order to provoke various kinds of instability ...

      ask the question by the way: why doesn’t anyone make such films and release caricatures degrading Christianity? ... because for Christians these actions do not cause such prolonged bitterness and mental insanity ....
      1. Vanek
        Vanek 24 October 2012 07: 50
        +1
        Quote: Krilion
        ask the question by the way: why doesn’t anyone make such films and release caricatures degrading Christianity? ... because for Christians these actions do not cause such prolonged bitterness and mental insanity ....


        Here you can discuss, but better not. And I will not remind you of the high-profile case about punk prayers, sawn crosses and what else there. hi
        1. Krilion
          Krilion 24 October 2012 07: 55
          +4
          Quote: Vanek
          Here you can discuss, but better not. And I will not remind you of the high-profile case about punk prayers, sawn crosses and what else there.


          So what? ..have the Christians killed someone, burned or stabbed? .. announced a reward for the heads of sluts? .. no !! ... and the crosses began to saw because they did not wait for just such a reaction ... and in the Muslim world only for burning a pack papers with the text of the Koran (book) arrange incredible pogroms and killings of people ...

          so the discussion here is very out of place ...
          1. Vanek
            Vanek 24 October 2012 08: 04
            +1
            I'm not going to justify or blame those (directors) or those (girls). Both are disgusting to me. There is an understanding of what they have done, but unfortunately there is no desire to discuss it.

            Regards, Ivan.
      2. Kaa
        Kaa 24 October 2012 11: 03
        +2
        Quote: Krilion
        ask the question by the way: why doesn’t anyone make such films and release caricatures degrading Christianity

        The answer is obvious. A small excursion into history. What preceded the era of the Crusades was the feudal disunity of Europe, the wars of the Byron and the Counts with each other. When they saw that it was counterproductive, the thought of a unifying idea arose. She was immediately found: "And let's all together, by forces, so to speak, about NATO, let's go to the Saracens to recapture the coffin of the Lord! - It's easy, at the same time we will rob the brothers from Byzantium, and away we go! And here such a military machine is idle, debts and the number of unemployed are growing - that Right, let's pacify the Muslims again. But in order to pacify them, you must first bring them into an aggressive state, which we are now observing. I would not like to end up in the role of Byzantium along the way ...
    2. Ross
      Ross 24 October 2012 13: 02
      +1
      Vanek,
      And just like that, we will never check that on 11 of September supposedly Arab terrorists committed. As in the film, the same style and the same conductor.
  2. sv-sakh
    sv-sakh 24 October 2012 06: 50
    +5
    Now it’s not enough for anyone to argue that the United States is fueling a world war.
    The fact is that acting in accordance with the UN Security Council protocols means signing a death sentence for yourself if the eyes of the NATO countries have laid eyes on you ...
    If you go against the decisions of the UN Security Council and rally in military-political blocs that are able to withstand NATO - then go to the next step to a world war ...
    The policy of double standards only leads to the division of the world into two militant blocs and nothing else ..... And how does it end - history already knows.
  3. WW3
    WW3 24 October 2012 06: 54
    +6
    Why is the UN Secretary General in no hurry to condemn the scandalous "amateur" film "Innocence of Muslims", because the UN headquarters is located in New York, .... why the US government is inactive, limiting itself to "condemning" Mrs. Clinton, .... it's not hard to guess who was the customer of this work of free democracy ...
  4. Krilion
    Krilion 24 October 2012 07: 25
    +1
    only the usa have a correct understanding of democratic freedoms .... well, and several other governments of several states ... all the rest have fallen into deep heresy and persist in it ... and ordinary citizens are not at all able to understand such subtle matter ...
    1. bask
      bask 24 October 2012 07: 39
      +2
      Krillon ,,, Correct understanding ,,,,,, democracy ,, I would put it in quotes ,,. Everything is right, where the US and NATO are there, blood, war ,, murder of civilians, terrorism, and a massive INFORMATION war against the whole world . Especially fetidly against Russia, also used by ,,, domestic ,,, media))))))))) It’s hard for Russia to resist this shit alone .........
      1. Krilion
        Krilion 24 October 2012 07: 59
        +1
        Quote: bask
        Krillon ,,, Correct understanding ,,,,,, democracy ,, I would put in quotes ,,


        as you already understood, it was sarcasm .. they don’t take it in quotes .. =)
        1. bask
          bask 24 October 2012 12: 53
          0
          Krilion. With regards to the United States, everything must be taken in quotes, quotes, and so on, disputes, this infection are immediately spreading around the world. On Amer’s tamahawks ... and so +
  5. Che
    Che 24 October 2012 09: 06
    +1
    Amers need to learn from Russia a sensitive and attentive attitude to all religious denominations. We have built more competent and equitable interfaith relations. This is my personal opinion.
    1. Delink
      Delink 24 October 2012 10: 14
      +1
      And why should they learn, they were always on their own mind. They are stronger and higher. They will not stoop to such a level as to learn, and even from whom, from Russia. They have a profit policy, on someone else’s grief;
  6. skullcap
    skullcap 24 October 2012 09: 50
    +2
    The AMERICAN REGIME is not DEMOCRACY in its essence, but the dictatorship of geeks and perverts.
    Yesterday I briefly listened to the radio "Radonezh". They told how a Russian, in fact, still a girl, came to the USA and a relative took her to work in her shop. Some local lesbian came in among the buyers and began to spread loudly about their orientation. Our girl, in her Russian naivety, dared to make a remark to her in the sense that it was not at all good.
    As a result, even her relative had to dismiss her and she is still without work - she is not accepted anywhere.
    What is this - if not the genocide of mentally healthy people in the US?
    In this case, the state secretary appointed pervert Clinton.
    We need to go to healthy Russian organizations and together with them organize pickets and demonstrations at the US embassy, ​​demanding to reconsider our foreign and domestic policies and stop the genocide of the healthy strata of humanity in all parts of the planet. And clean up their state structures of degenerates.
    But here in Russia we have to organize and boycott such degenerates. In the first place, to those "cultural figures" who spoke out in defense of the vaginas that had become diseased.
    It would be nice if someone could find and lay out a list of people who dared to outrage the age-old norms of all our peoples and invite these figures who stuck to our society to leave our country.
  7. Egoza
    Egoza 24 October 2012 10: 04
    +2
    Quote: kosopuz
    AMERICAN REGIME IS NOT INherently DEMOCRACY.

    Why not? as you know, democracy was "invented" in Ancient Greece, but everyone who spoke and glorified democracy at that time had slaves. It's good to talk about democracy when someone is humping at you. That's how it is. The United States needs slaves, and for yourself, your loved ones, let there be democracy. And if the slaves dare to demand something for themselves .... then (and away we go). Again, the situation in the US remains volatile. They urgently need another war. But it seems like it is "inconvenient" to start hostilities from the bay, which means you need to arrange provocations, and as much as possible, and even there you can get in with your army, and waving the flag of democracy, grab someone else's goods and new slaves.
    1. skullcap
      skullcap 24 October 2012 10: 39
      0
      You - fat plus.
      I have already propagandized material about real democracy:
      http://oko-planet.su/politik/politikdiscussions/104356-pochemu-nesovmestimy-ross
      iya-i-demokratiya.html
      However, until now the absolute majority of people speak of democracy as an image of this phenomenon, hammered into people's heads by "independent" Means of Manipulating Information.
      Therefore, in order not to go deep into a separate topic of the real essence of democracy each time, one has to use a common stamp.
  8. alexng
    alexng 24 October 2012 15: 08
    0
    There is no democracy in nature, and what the West calls democracy is an authoritarian regime of financial magnates who seek to control the whole World, but essentially nothing more than the American regime. This is worse than Hitler.
  9. Vodrak
    Vodrak 24 October 2012 19: 29
    0
    I don’t understand why we should just look at it? What do the rest of the states expect? Does everyone really believe that the fate of Iraq, Libya, Syria will not touch them in the near future? It's time to create a similar military unit. Let not like the Warsaw Pact, but something like that. create such a bloc on the basis of the CSTO, accept Iran, Vietnam, Cuba and Venezuela together with Peru. Let gentlemen Americans feel an unpleasant burning sensation near their territories. And then somehow all the wars that they unleashed were frightening next to the former USSR. And hollow, then the Soviet (Russian) allies. As an appendage, take Syria to the CSTO, and then let them say something.
    As for our defense: I do not understand our leaders from the defense: I am 37 years old, was not fit for combat, although I wanted to serve in the army (military brother). 18 years have passed from 37 years to 19. During this time, I have never been called up for military training, all I know about the army is the lessons of the military training camp at school and communication with officers, since I have to communicate closely with them in my work. Which of me is a warrior if I shot at a shooting range and then secretly? And people like me - millions who have not even passed the course of a young fighter. what the hell of us reserve? Where are the reservist programs? Yes, I understand that this needs money, we need human reserves from among the officers, but are there any other options for increasing the country's combat effectiveness? Why do other countries have such programs? I understand that not all citizens of the country will want to break away from their work, families and go somewhere to gather for a month or two. But is it really impossible to simply raise the lists in the military registration and enlistment offices and ring up people? I think that conscious volunteers will be gathered quite a few. Moreover, most likely they will be at least intermediate level specialists with knowledge of professions, ranging from drivers to programmers. This idea can be further developed, but you need to start with this.
    Thanks to everyone who had the patience to read this.
  10. Rumata
    Rumata 24 October 2012 21: 55
    0
    The author goes too far. According to Islam, too much can not be done, and even the usual drawing of a prophet is forbidden. The trick is that in other religions there is also a lot that offends the feelings of believers, only these believers themselves are not so aggressive.
    So I want to draw the prophet Muhammad in the style of Harry Potter, on a broomstick playing Quidditch. Not trying to offend anyone, only here it will offend the Muslims. And how can I prove at all whether I tried to insult Muslims or expressed my vision of history?
    In Paris, stalls selling pork and tattoo parlors were burned out at night, because that forbids Islam.
    More delusions than an insult to the feelings of believers have not been invented for a long time, but what about an insult to the feelings of atheists and agnostics? What happens on the streets, in churches, mosques and synagogues offends them to the core.
    The caricature of Isussa drinking a viskarik with Moses may also offend someone, but the embassies do not burn and people are not killed.
    If this nonsense is unstoppable, after 10 years you will need to walk with your head covered, make tattoos in the backyard and eat pork to go to Israel, as it’s not funny =)
  11. Cat
    Cat 25 October 2012 05: 12
    0
    Quote: Rumata
    The author goes too far. According to Islam, too much can not be done, and even the usual drawing of a prophet is forbidden. The trick is that in other religions there is also a lot that offends the feelings of believers, only these believers themselves are not so aggressive.

    You can argue about aggressiveness. The Crusades, the Inquisition, and others like them - these are Christians having fun. Yes, it was a couple of hundred years ago - well, Muslims, historically, are more conservative, and just business.
    Even now ... the notorious political correctness, tolerance, multiculturalism are the same religions, by and large. "General human values" are the same commandments. And try to say something against, they will immediately announce - you know who. And then they will be put behind bars. In especially severe cases, they will sail on an aircraft carrier and destroy the whole country, so as not to bother with each shop separately. And they will forget to apologize - if it suddenly turns out that they accidentally ruined the wrong thing.
    So, no excesses. The same believers, the same feelings, the same aggression. Only the scale is different.
    1. Rumata
      Rumata 25 October 2012 06: 25
      -1
      Quote: Cat
      You can argue about aggressiveness. Crusades, the Inquisition, and others like them - these are Christians having fun

      The first crusade was 1000 (!!!) years ago, the last 700. 600 years have passed since the Inquisition, we live at the time in which we live, and we need to compare with what is happening now, and not recall the era of barbarism.
      Quote: Cat
      and now ... the notorious political correctness, tolerance, multiculturalism

      A great example, now in the West you can’t go to a gay man and say that he is sick on the head. Now this is a fact, and this is not going to change, and religion is following the same path, in 10 years it will be impossible to say a word about Islam without receiving a fine or without going to jail. And there is no need to drag politics here if I think that Muhammad was a fagot, for example, I want to have the right to express this and not in an attempt to insult someone, but to express my attitude to the events of the past and present. Why are you angry about what you cannot say to a homosexual, what you think about him, but at the same time, the same situation with religions is not angry. If I am an atheist and consider religion to be folklore, I want to be able to express it, I want to be able to forbid children from approaching religion until adulthood, and then decide for ourselves.
  12. Cat
    Cat 25 October 2012 20: 02
    0
    Quote: Rumata
    600 years have passed since the Inquisition

    Have you been in school for a long time? Or didn’t study, but simply attend? And there, at the lessons of history, they told that Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake in 1600, that is, not 600 years ago. And this is just one of the VERY KNOWN cases. In general, the Inquisition itself worked quite well in the 18th century, and was abolished only in the first half of the 19th.
    Or take persecution of the Old Believers, Jewish pogroms - this is, by historical standards, almost yesterday.
    Well, about religion in general ... it's not a belief in our country for a long time, it's actually a business. And in the United States and legally, the church is a commercial organization and pays taxes. Hence the attitude - you do not rush to beat the face of someone who will call your "beloved" employer a bad word. On the contrary, also support =) That's the same with religion.
    Muslims have a completely different attitude to faith, at least among ordinary mortals. In addition, the "beating of the infidels" is consistent with the dogmas of their religion. After all, Jesus was about "turning the other cheek", not Mohammed.
    Quote: Rumata
    And no need to drag politics here

    So after all, it is she who, in the main, is the cause of these performances, pogroms and other outrages. Big politics.
    Of all the "peacekeeping operations" - at least one was carried out under the pretext of gaining access to oil reserves, or establishing control over the region? No. It has always been “the defense of democratic rights and freedoms,” and moreover, the defense of Western freedoms in Muslim countries. They came and said - you all live here incorrectly and uncivilized, schA we will change everything, and who is against - for a count.
    Now, if a neighbor comes to your house and begins to break the walls, move furniture, and re-glue the wallpaper - because in his understanding, "this is better" - how would you react to this? Will you silently assent, or will you fix your neighbor in the head? And who, in the end, should be considered guilty? Oh well.
    1. Rumata
      Rumata 25 October 2012 21: 35
      0
      Quote: Cat
      Have you been in school for a long time? Or didn’t study, but simply attend?

      And that is, that you had crusades a couple of centuries ago, probably in the 18th century, this is normal, you not only attended school, but also studied ... I meant the tough inquisition, like the Spanish one, which by the end of the 15s century has become much more moderate and the number of crimes has decreased significantly. The most atrocities generally occur in the 13th century. when whole villages were destroyed. But even if before the 18th, where does it? 200 years have passed !!
      Quote: Cat
      Muslims have a completely different attitude towards faith, at least among mere mortals

      Why should I care about their attitude? There is Islam, by laws, follow, live and do not impose your obscurantism on the civilized world, as Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism does not impose.
      Quote: Cat
      Of all "peacekeeping operations" - was at least one conducted under the pretext of gaining access to oil reserves, or establishing control over the region?

      This is your opinion. Compare the countries that were once democratized and fell under the influence of the United States. Compare Japan, South Korea or South Africa, with all its neighbors. I don’t really care what’s happening there and who is bombing whom in Libya, and you should have a mess in our country and chaos, but everyone is sorry for the poor Libyans.
      Quote: Cat
      Now, if a neighbor comes to your house and begins to break walls, move furniture, and re-glue the wallpaper - because in his understanding, "it's better this way"

      You express your vision again. I can give you another example, a husband beats his wife and children half to death. Every day, everyone passes by, and someone helped and broke her husband's jaw. Such allegories can be played for a week. you see the enemy in the USA, I do not. All that they do for you is crime and murder for the sake of profit, for me it is for the common interests of both the USA and the West, and these countries themselves.
  13. Cat
    Cat 26 October 2012 19: 21
    0
    Quote: Rumata
    Why should I care about their attitude? There is Islam, by laws, follow, live and do not impose your obscurantism on the civilized world, as Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism does not impose.

    And to whom do these Muslims impose their obscurantism? Where did they sail on an aircraft carrier to defend their ideals? These are different things - when they impose their own, and when they oppose the imposition of other people's "values".
    Quote: Rumata
    Compare Japan, South Korea or South Africa, with all its neighbors.

    And what do these countries have to do with what is happening in the Middle East? And what side is South Africa? A country where in the center of the capital in broad daylight they can rob you - is this an example of prosperity and civilization?
    Quote: Rumata
    I can give you another example, a husband beats his wife and children half to death. Every day, everyone passes by, and someone helped and broke her husband's jaw. Such allegories can be played for a week. you see the enemy in the USA, I do not. All that they do for you is crime and murder for the sake of profit, for me it is for the common interests of both the USA and the West, and these countries themselves.

    The problem is that a passer-by who breaks your jaw is a delant not for the sake of protecting your wife and children, but for his own interests. Give him your garden, sell what he has grown in the garden at a price set by him - and do whatever you want, at least eat your wife and children for breakfast. Examples - the Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar is the same ... There is not even a semblance of democracy there - a monarchy, sir, absolute. And human rights are observed there very specifically. But the "world community" does not care about this, and will not - at least as long as the aforementioned countries sell oil correct people by correct the price.
    So the whole point is precisely the profit and nothing else. Why wouldn't the states, for example, put things in order in Colombia? And to sail closer, and the benefits are undeniable - to protect their own people from the drugs there. But alas ... there is no oil there, and it will not influence the policy in the region in any way - and so everything is under control. No profit, in general, only strain - is there any point in getting in touch? Therefore, they carry their "democratic values" - albeit far away, but with a profit in the future. Not for your own people, God forbid - but for a handful of those in power.