In his inaugural speech, Barack Obama announced that the decade of wars is nearing its end. He said so. The poor fellow ate the entire state budget for years and years ahead, and there was no money left for the war — that was the first thought of the first analyst. Economists promise that the financial crisis in the world will rage for another twenty years, and therefore spend taxpayers' money to help the "opposition" fighting in Syria for the triumph of the Islamist ideals of the "Arab spring", somehow not with your hands. And without that, the entire Internet is littered with portraits of Obama with a Muslim beard, used AK-47 and slogans advertising the world Shari'a advanced American design.
The military budget, shamefully called “defense” in Congress, Obama decided to reduce over the next decade by as much as five hundred billion dollars - about 50 billion each year. In 2014, troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan, with the exception of a relatively small (but heavily armed) contingent, which is likely to remain there to protect the Taliban from poppy hectares. In Russia, one wise man said that all these blooming fields, if desired, could be plowed by bulldozers, but NATO members doing their work in Afghanistan honestly declared in February through the words of Robert Pchel, director of the NATO Information Office in Moscow, that it was not their task fight drug trafficking. Of course, not them. No one argues. Their task is to trade.
Obama is also to some extent worried that the American guys who are fighting for freedom and democracy in the region of Iraq or of the same Afghanistan have begun to drink themselves in whole brigades. The infantrymen are drinking, the pilots are being pumped up to mental confusion, the sailors are flooded to the water line. Many also use drugs: in Afghanistan it is easy to get them.
Massive drunkenness in the US military reached monstrous proportions. According to the report of the Medical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, about 20% of all US military personnel are not just regularly drunk, but abused. Almost half of the personnel of the Armed Forces and the Navy regularly pumped alcohol. In one visit, the infantrymen and sailors, to whom the medical staff showed increased attention, drink more than five bottles of beer or five glasses of strong alcohol. And the run is not one ... Most of the drunk serves in the army units and marines in the Iraqi and Afghan parts. Among marines, there are especially many alcoholics: their number approaches 60%.
According to other data, "Heavy drinking" is typical for 20 percent of all soldiers of the ground forces, the National Guard and the reserve. According to the terminology of US narcologists, "heavy" alcoholics drink at least 200 grams of hard liquor every day. Binge drinking has increased in the US military over the past ten years from 35 to 47%. At the same time, from 20 to 35% of US Army soldiers not only abuse alcohol, but also take narcotic and psychotropic substances.
Philip Cave, a military lawyer from Washington, notes that this problem has been present in the American army for a long time, and is intensifying as the military takes part in the hostilities. Ten years of continuous wars, which leads America, gave rise to a lot of stress. According to him, all those who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome are bitter drunkards.
A similar opinion is shared by American psychologists. They are confident that military alcoholics are a product of the Afghan and Iraqi "post-traumatic stress syndromes." According to statistics, the number of contract soldiers of the US Army, who turned to doctors and psychologists with problems, increased from 2003 to 2010. on 56%.
According to the International Herald Tribune, about a third of all crimes committed by US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are a direct consequence of alcohol or drug intoxication.
You can continue this list with the fact that in recent years American soldiers and officers in Okinawa have gotten up: drunken fights, violence, fights and antics like jumping from windows. There, by the way, there is no war yet, and there is no place for the post-traumatic syndrome. Is that it imported from Iraq.
It seems that in more than four years of governing a “great country”, something has come to Obama. It must be assumed that the president carved out a free minute from teleposing, drinking honey ale with his wife and mother-in-law, and absurd disputes with Republican senators, and with anguish wondered what the “world gendarme” will look like in 20 years after the new generation of military people born drunken fighters for democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan. How many physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, antidepressants and insurance programs will be needed to treat not only warriors of the past, but also young recruits, whose rifles are suspiciously trembling in their hands? There is no money in the US budget.
However, there is one way out of the sad situation that the soldiers and officers themselves invented and which helps Obama and the Senate greatly to save on veteran budget programs.
In 2012, the number of US regular soldiers who committed suicide (177 people), exceeded the number of soldiers killed in combat zones (176 people). The tendency to suicide is observed both in all types of American troops and among military personnel of the reserve. In total, 2012 servicemen reduced their lives to 349 (295 people died in battle during the same time). According to official veteran statistics, last year 6,5, thousands of ex-servicemen, committed suicide. One veteran volunteers to go to the world in America every 80 minutes.
Perhaps, such sad news also became one of the reasons why Obama decided to stop telling the world how to live it right - with the help of rockets, bombs and UAVs. Damn with him, with this stupid world, Mr. President thought, let him live wrong. But my guys will stay alive and healthy.
It is a laudable thought, but it is highly doubtful that Obama, who graduated from a couple of prestigious universities, needed more than four years of presidency to reach it. It is also doubtful that he so suddenly felt sorry for the soldiers who were drinking too much and sat down on heroin. Pacifist Obama will never understand what war is. For this you need to serve in the army. Walk the same path that was once in 1967-m Sergeant Chuck Hagel, awarded with two "Purple Hearts", and now a candidate for defense ministers. Well, maybe Obama pushes Hagel into the Pentagon because something has started to reach him. From hearsay. At least through the cold statistics. Hopefully, for Harvard's retard, who recently counted fifty-seven states in the US, four years is not so much. Bush Junior, another Harvard graduate who had wiped his pants at the White House for eight years, thought much more slowly.
The reason why Barack Obama changed his mind about American foreign policy may be his natural desire to work on the Nobel Peace Prize received in advance. If, by 2016, the Muslim world, singed by the “Arab spring” of 2011, will cut, shoot out and incinerate itself, a long-awaited world will come to the deserted Middle East and North Africa. The American oil owners, in full accordance with the Hillary Clinton doctrine of low-cost energy for their homeland, will be able to quietly drill, extract and export there. And no complicated shale technology.
On the elevated tone of Obama's inaugural speech, German journalist Michael Stürmer says as follows:
“The political oath-taking ceremony signifies a transition from catching votes to performing the functions of a statesman, and also requires the president to become a high priest and a state poet. His speech allows you to learn about the desire of the most powerful person in the world to keep his country - after the traumatic decade in Asia - out of conflict and war, bring American guys home, put the globe on autopilot and, if possible, ensure peace on earth, and in people goodwill.
Where does this tone come from, where does favor come from?
We often look for great causes and big causes. This is not always true. Yes, in the USA budgetary expenses are reduced, yes, it is impossible to name winning wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (however, at the last Munich conference, Vice President Joe Biden went as far as presenting wars against Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya as major successes and even called them models for future campaigns), yes, the US army gets drunk, and veterans become psychos and send themselves en masse to a better world. However, all this seems to contribute little to raising both the tone of the presidents and the tone of their speeches.
The mood of the president reading the inaugural speech (as well as any other speech) is equal to ... the mood of his speechwriter. No more and no less. The text for the inauguration of Obama was written by John Favreau - the same young author who closely cooperated with Obama in the last senatorial times. He wrote his first speech to him in 23, one might say, a student.
And, although David Axelrod, the chief strategist of the Obama election campaign, claimsthat Favreau, like no one else, is able to convey the train of thought of the president, and the joint work of the head of state and Favreau reminds the work of musicians on one work of art, we understand whose “train of thought” is actually present in the texts.
The sublime tone in the solemn inaugural speech could arise because John Favreau received an invitation to try the forces in Hollywood - and, undoubtedly, was elated. The end of boring day-to-day work with Obama, the end of the damned, hateful bureaucracy, long texts chock full of “values”, “democracy”, “aspirations of the American people” and other monotonous nonsense! Go to Zemeckis!
Saying goodbye to Favreau, Mr. Axelrod said: “Favreau can write comedies, historical works, drama, suspense, in his arsenal a full range of genres. "
And with such talents to live in a low salary in the White House? And with such abilities to be in the shadow?
No, Mr. Favreau deserves more. He moves to sunny California. And Obama got a warm, full of exultation speech. Hence, a sublime tone, and "goodwill", and even in some way tolerance towards people inhabiting other countries. Not to mention the sudden peace, the leaders of the United States at all times characteristic of very little.
From now on, Obama will write Cody Keenan. Already, this person is working on the President’s address to both chambers of Congress. By the way, Keenan became famous for his ability to write speeches on various tragic cases. What tragic incidents Washington is preparing for, the American press does not specify. But in the near future, we are likely to witness very sad speeches of the president.
Let us try to name the source of sadness. Of course, half of it will come from the heart of Keenan's professional "tragedian". The second half will come directly from Obama, who will add interjections, ellipsis and exclamation marks to the speech. What will the US president be sad about? And about the fact that he shamefully profukal that new world order, more precisely, novus ordo seclorum, which is mentioned on one-dollar notes.
Hegemon has become decrepit. There is no more of America that has the right to tell the peoples of the world how to live. And here a trouble: this America did not become under Obama. Bush Jr., this fierce religious hawk, without intermediaries talking to God about Iraq, was still trying to do something in the name of the holy ancient slogans, and Obama only pitifully imitated his predecessor. Even the killing of bin Laden turned out to be a lime tree. No, personally, Obama is not to blame: the hegemon simply ran out of money. Obama was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And, by the way, you need a lot of courage to admit it - and change the speechwriter to Cody Kinan, who has already begun to play the role of Pierrot in the play "The White House Begins and Losing."
In conclusion, the article should be said about what the new world order without the United States threatens to result in. More precisely, with a limited presence in it of the United States. With a reduced, sequestrated presence.
The main forces of the White House will concentrate in the APR. There are Japan and China there, and there are other debaters because of the island shelves, rich in energy resources. Along with Washington, Western Europe, which is allied to the Americans, will act against China — for example, to infringe the interests of the Middle Kingdom in Africa. Over the next few years, the United States will try to prevent China from becoming the first on the planet in terms of economic indicators. For, as soon as Beijing rushes forward, the United States will have to admit defeat on a global scale. And this is not some kind of Iraq or Libya, which Biden took and declared victory, and he was applauded to him in a German hotel. (They say Comrade Lavrov did not clap).
The Middle East and North Africa, where the Muslim world tirelessly fights - for Sharia and against such - Obama will give to himself. If the goal of Washington’s policy is to destroy Islam, then the President of the United States at some point realized that all he had to do was to bring a match, and there was no need to blow on powder. In Syria, killed more than forty thousand people (from all sides), and the war goes on for almost two years. The opposition is ready to fight for pennies (just not to work) - and this approach is much cheaper than the total NATO operation against Syria, which the Pentagon itself will not deploy now. In addition, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are on the world map. Most of the contributions they make, not knowing what they are doing and how it will all end according to the White House plan. They say that Washington has recently supported Israel’s recent bombing of Syria, but these are only rumors. Obama is not in a hurry to support Netanyahu in the Iranian “issue,” and indeed the latter’s relations with the first are far from ideal.
As for Russia, then, according to the forecast of the Hydrometeorological Center, between Moscow and Washington one should wait for further geopolitical colds - up to the restoration of the “iron curtain”, which Comrade Onishchenko has already begun to build, banning American ractopamine. In fact, we that, Brazilian meat is not enough? And in the worst case we will grow ours.
The “new world order” will emerge as a result of the formation of a multipolar world in the current decade — with regional centers in the APR, Russia, Western Europe, the USA and Latin America. Probably, a strong place in the new world will take Turkey. Petrodollar from key currencies will roll to ordinary convertible bucks; This will help Iran, Russia and China, and later the Saudis with Qatari, who someday will come sad overseas truth. In the near future, the “sublime tone” in geopolitics will be replaced by everyday ones. The main topics in the world will be economic, not military. At least, this really wants to hope. I'd like to believe that Obama hired Keenan not to mourn the loss in the war with China.