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The American Conservative: Assurances that NATO does not pose a threat to Russia are hypocritical

The American Conservative: Assurances that NATO does not pose a threat to Russia are hypocritical

As The American Conservative (TAC) magazine reports, all the loud assurances of American officials and Western European countries that NATO poses no danger to Russia are hypocritical. The United States and its allies in the North Atlantic alliance have brazenly and cynically led the Russian leadership by the nose for decades.

As the alliance got close to the borders of the Russian Federation, it could not help but regard these actions as a threat to its national security. The entire American political elite, together with the CIA and the military establishment, themselves deliberately provoked the Russian Federation, which led to an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine.

We should not forget that the Americans took an active part in the armed coup in Kyiv in 2014, with the aim of overthrowing the legally elected then President Viktor Yanukovych. But the origins of this whole problem must be sought back in the distant 1990, when, having first achieved the withdrawal of Soviet troops from East Germany in order to unite it, then US Secretary of State James Baker promised that NATO would not expand to the east.

However, since 1997, as a result of the signing of the NATO-Russia Founding Act on mutual relations, cooperation and security between both sides, the military-political bloc has not provided the Russian leadership with a single written guarantee of its non-expansion. Already in 1998, the US Senate passed a law on the promotion of the alliance to the east, despite the warnings of many high-ranking US officials of that time about the harmful consequences of what was happening.

All these events, as the author of TAC writes, led to the coming to power in 2000 of a strong national leader in the person of Vladimir Putin. And then there were invasions of Iraq, Libya, Syria, and a year before that, the bombing of Yugoslavia began - a country that was simply wiped off the face of the earth, dividing it into 6 independent states, eventually sowing a split and chaos among the Slavic people.

After the aggravation of the situation on the eastern border of Ukraine, Russia simply could not leave it unnoticed, being forced to defend its southern borders, which was facilitated by the holding of a referendum in Crimea and its subsequent entry into the Russian Federation.

In conclusion, it is important to note that the Americans bear full responsibility for the outbreak of hostilities, as well as the death of innocent people in this conflict, and therefore there is absolutely no justification for these actions.

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  1. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 17 November 2022 20: 09
    Like in that cartoon, when a bear hangs in a balloon in front of a beehive and sings a song - I'm a cloud cloud cloud, I'm not a bear at all.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 18 November 2022 03: 20
      brazenly and cynically
      That's the whole point of their policy towards other countries!
  2. Egoza
    Egoza 17 November 2022 20: 12
    Finally "discovered America!"
    1. laws70
      laws70 18 November 2022 04: 55
      Anyone can go to Google maps, search for "US military bases abroad" and draw the same conclusions for themselves as the author of the TAS article. And what will it change?
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 17 November 2022 20: 37
    The American Conservative: Assurances that NATO does not pose a threat to Russia are hypocritical
    And again, AmeriGu was not opened.
    And you can lead by the nose the one who agreed to it himself ...
  4. Fangaro
    Fangaro 17 November 2022 21: 13
    The United States and its allies in the North Atlantic alliance have brazenly and cynically led the Russian leadership by the nose for decades.

    What does it mean? For ten years...
    We were led by the nose? Decades? Since 2002? Or since 1992? Or, oh, God forbid atheism, since 1982?
    Or maybe the author of the note did not proofread before publishing?
  5. Jsem_CZEKO68
    Jsem_CZEKO68 17 November 2022 21: 38
    Correctly written .. and even in the USA! I hope similar opinions will grow in the US.
  6. Sheff333
    Sheff333 17 November 2022 21: 57
    Please provide a link to the original. I can not find.
  7. Div Divich
    Div Divich 17 November 2022 22: 32
    NATO is a European political and military bloc, of capitalist countries against socialist ones.
    The United States, even without military blocs, is superior in armament to any country on the planet.
    The Americans use the military bloc to develop their defense production, to spread their political influence, for economic and technological blockade. Missiles will always be directed at Russia as long as this union exists, regardless of the political power in the country, even if the oligarchs are in power, as the goal is to eliminate the competitor (division into small parts and plunder, the population without access to education and financial slavery).

    Against China, the NATO bloc turned out to be ineffective, the road for missiles from Europe to China is long, American politicians and the military cannot influence China's neighboring countries from Europe in order to isolate it from international trade. Yes, and the majority of European countries did not fight China, so they could carelessly fight China.

    From Ukraine, the Americans most likely need the same thing.
    Influence Russia in order to destroy it.
    Block the movement of goods and technologies between Europe and Russia. Place your specialists in the country to collect information and sabotage on the territory of Russia. Increase defense orders.

    It would be nice to build international trade in goods and technologies on the basis of BRICS, this is a bypass of the NATO Iron Curtain. But it won’t be easy, the Anglo-Saxons who love to engage in piracy (armed robbery) will arrange sabotage and seize everything they can steal.