Military Review

Great American Myth

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It is quite possible that the Americans themselves are sure that their country has unique advantages, but in reality this is absolutely not the case. Over the past few decades, famous American political and public figures have awarded the United States with such loud epithets as "the last hope of mankind", "The Empire of Freedom", "the irreplaceable country", and "the leader of the free world". All these stereotypes for the most part give an explanation to the fact that all candidates for the presidency consider themselves obliged to chant American greatness. The last candidate was the recent candidate Mitt Romney, who declared American exclusivity, implying that values, история and America’s political system is so unique that it deserves universal admiration, and even more so, at the behest of fate, America must play a leading role on the world stage. However, the problem lies in the fact that such ideas about the role of the United States in the world are mostly based on myths. Of course, no one will dispute the fact that this state has certain unique parameters and characteristics, in particular, a high level of religiosity and political culture. At the same time, focusing on their supposedly exceptional properties, Americans do not think about the fact that in many respects they are very similar to other nations.

Confidence in the exclusivity of the United States prevents its people from understanding why other nations perceive American hegemony with little enthusiasm, why the state’s foreign policy causes great concern to others, and why others see America’s compliance with international law and condemn the actions of others completely ignoring their flaws. Thus, a more realistic and much more critical analysis of the characteristic features of the United States of America is needed.

So ... One of the most common myths is the proposition that there is something exceptional about America’s very exclusivity. Thus, each time the American government speaks of the special responsibility of the state, as a rule, they mean that the United States is different from other states, and therefore it can take on special obligations. In fact, there is nothing unusual in this country. Moreover, the world knows many examples of when great states, considering themselves, like America, above their rivals, impose their “rules of the game” on others, believing that they serve some special good. Vivid examples of this are Britain, France, Portugal (with the seizure of colonies). Thus, for America, as for a great power, to consider yourself special is not an exception, but rather the rule.

Another misconception of Americans is that they are confident that the United States is behaving more worthily than other states, that the state is more freedom-loving, peaceful, more respectful of human rights and adheres to the laws. But in reality, things are not so good. Of course, one cannot compare America with the most brutal countries of the world in the entire history of the existence of mankind, but in recent history this state is one of the most expansionist. First of all, it is necessary to remember that the process of creating a country is associated with the unification of a large number of colonies and the extermination of the indigenous population. Secondly, America took part in a large number of military conflicts, some of which were directly unleashed by the Americans, and even more so, in these wars, the United States did not at all act as a model of humanity. Thirdly, at present, American drones and special forces units have staged a real hunt for individuals "involved" in international terrorism, and in the course of these operations many innocent civilians were killed.

The US government talks about human rights and compliance with international law, but at the same time, it has not signed almost any human rights agreement, does not recognize the International Criminal Court, and provides support to dictators. Moreover, in American prisons there is harassment and torture of prisoners (Abu Ghraib).

No less than Americans are confident that the country was able to achieve such significant successes on the world stage thanks to the political vision of the founders, the perfection of the legislation, as well as the diligence and creative abilities of the American people. Of course, no one is going to challenge the scientific and technical achievements that the Americans have achieved, but the state should be equally grateful for the successful coincidence of circumstances: the American continent is rich in natural resources, the country is geographically located away from other countries, which provided it with immunity from many European diseases.

The population of the United States claims that the world is changing for the better thanks also to his country. In recent decades, one could repeatedly hear the idea that America plays an indispensable role in the process of forming stable political international relations, that American hegemony is simply necessary for the future of democracy, freedom, international order and economic openness in the world.

Thus, the United States of America ascribes to itself excessive merits in terms of ensuring world progress, and are not willing to admit guilt in the circumstances when their policies are clearly counterproductive. Americans are not able to notice their own shortcomings and flaws, which often leads to dire consequences. Of course, America, like every other state, has its own special features. It is simply one of the states on the world stage, which is much richer and stronger than many, and has a much better geographical location.

The fact that such “unique” states may have problems is evidenced by the economic situation that currently exists in America. Housing prices have fallen in the country, the number of unemployed has reached almost 10 percent, every sixth citizen is not able to provide himself with normal food without food state coupons. The budget has a huge deficit.

It is believed that the US government will be able to overcome these problems, because the state takes the first place in the world in terms of GDP, has a reputation as a country that can update itself every 25 years in accordance with new realities, has the most powerful army and owns the key to the global reserve currency. Moreover, the government is trying with all its might to convince the population that only a temporary failure has occurred, and soon the crisis will be overcome. The last crisis was defeated in six months, but today, according to experts, the country will need at least five years to return to normal employment. High unemployment reduces growth and complicates the process of creating new jobs. Therefore, in order to achieve an unemployment rate equal to 5 percent, you need to create thousands of jobs for 187 every month, but it is obvious that this is not possible in the current situation.

In addition, half of the American population claims to receive a much lower salary than before the crisis, and therefore cannot ensure a normal life for themselves. As for business and entrepreneurship, it feels quite well, but no private company is in a hurry to spend money on its employees. In addition, the leadership of most large American firms will think three times whether to open a new enterprise in America if there is a good opportunity to open it in China, Brazil or India.

Thus, the bottom line is the fact that the US economy needs a serious shake-up. In order to bring the country out of the crisis, there are long-term and short-term solutions. And how effective they will be depends on the economic situation in the coming decades.

For completeness, it is necessary to mention the all-powerful American army. The existence of this myth is not surprising, because the very history of the country, and the emergence of its armed forces are shrouded in myths. Regular army appeared in America only with the beginning of the Civil War 1861-1865. Until that time, there were semi-partisan rebel groups from among the colonists. By the way, even during the years of this military conflict, the American generals had very little idea not only about the tactics of warfare, but also that such military operations were generally. During the years of the American-Spanish war, which began in 1898, the American forces also failed to show their best. They practically met no resistance on Spanish territory, but in Cuba they did not succeed in breaking the resistance of the enemy troops. The forces of the Americans were in a very difficult situation, and the food shortages and tropical diseases made them think about surrender, but the Spanish command did not hold out first, offering their own surrender more quickly.

After that, the government tried not to interfere in the problems of Europe, preferring to solve its own problems. However, when the First World War began, it became quite obvious that it promises considerable economic benefits to those who will be in the victorious circle. The Americans, being very practical and cunning, entered into a military confrontation only three years after the start of the conflict, that is, a year before its completion, when the winner was already decided. But American reinforcement began to arrive at the front only in 1918, almost six months before the end of the war, its number was about one million people, and it should be noted that these soldiers were incapacitated. They had no rifle weaponsnor artillery. When, with the help of the French and British allies, they received weapons and entered the battle, the results were terrible - in a few months of hostilities the Americans lost about 200 thousand people killed, about 600 thousand people wounded. Thus, the American army in World War I practically ceased to exist.

When World War II broke out, the American government was neutral, right down to the Japanese strike. aviation by Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Only then did American troops join the anti-Hitler coalition and begin hostilities. And thanks to the presence of the atomic bomb and its use in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, America has managed to gain a leading position in the world after the end of the war. And the country's population believed that America was omnipotent.

The war in Iraq (1991) helped to debunk another American myth. Its results for the United States were very serious - in the first week of fighting alone, US troops lost 10 thousand soldiers and about six dozen tanks. Despite this, then it was possible to convince the whole world of its victory, although in reality there was no victory: the goals of the war were not achieved, the Iraqi troops could not be destroyed, just as they failed to overthrow the regime of S. Hussein. Due to the impossibility of defeating the enemy, the American government decided to bribe the enemy so that he surrenders, and the United States could once again demonstrate military power. Something similar could be observed during the Iraq war in 2003. But the situation was such that the regime in the country was not so totalitarian: solid accounts with foreign banks and no less solid relations with Western states became the main reason for the desire to surrender to the ruling Iraqi elite. Despite the fact that the regime was overthrown, the country was destroyed and plundered, the Iraqi people themselves did not think of giving up, in the end - instead of victory, the mass movement of rebel forces against the American occupiers. And if at the beginning of the war about 20 attacks on American soldiers were carried out daily, then over time this number increased to a hundred attacks, and at the end of autumn this figure reached 200 attacks per day.

Do not forget about the losses of the United States in this war. During the months of conflict, the US military lost at least 30 thousands of soldiers killed. The main reason for such large losses lies in the fact that both soldiers and officers had a very low level of professional skills. Ordinary soldiers did not know how to operate in a real battle, they did not have a clue how to use shelters. As for the officer corps, outwardly, all military training in America looks very, very solid. But in reality, approximately 70 percent of all officers are graduates of civilian educational institutions in which they took military training courses, in other words, the military department. This training resembles the lessons of elementary military training in secondary school that existed in the USSR.

Another problem is the people who take these courses. The fact is that in the United States is very expensive training, so not everyone can pay for it. To become one of those for whom the state pays, you need to either study very well, or be an athlete, or go to a military department. Thus, it turns out that the future military are malosportivnye not very educated people from poor families, that is, the intelligentsia with a large number of medical, financial and other problems.

Of course, there are professional universities, but they play a minor role in the training of personnel officers. So, for example, an officer officer’s school in Fort Benning trains about 5 annually hundreds of graduates who are trained for three months from among the soldiers, warrant officers and sergeants who wanted to become officers. After training, they are sent for training in their specialty for several months.

There is also the West Point Military Academy, but it is almost impossible for an ordinary person to get through here. First, the recommendation of someone from the government or government officials is needed, and secondly, a lot of money, because the training lasts 4 for a year and costs about 250 thousand dollars. However, all this does not mean that at the end of the institution a person will receive a full-fledged military education and the corresponding specialty. There is simply no special training for officers for a certain kind of troops.

As for the increase in the level of military education, it is necessary to say that there are no military academies in America - here they manage with advanced training courses for commanders called “Military Colleges”. Training in them lasts less than a year.

Thus, certain conclusions can be drawn from the foregoing.

America is far from superpower. It outlines signs of a crisis caused by political leadership mistakes. Despite the fact that the state plays a very important role on the world stage, and few events in the world take place without the participation of the Americans, they have lost their former influence. And the US military, in particular, its personnel, suffers the same complexes as all other normal people: they also want to live, are unprotected from infections and suffer from pain. And consequently - the American army can be defeated ...

Materials used:
http://genocid.net/news_content.php?id=1887
http://topwar.ru/12235-samyy-bolshoy-mif-amerikanskaya-armiya.html
http://www.koleco.info/page_arch.php?id=245
http://www.warandpeace.ru/ru/reports/view/33430/
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  1. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk 18 March 2013 07: 25 New
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    I wanted to write, but for some reason, nothing comes of it besides the swear .... I really have one dream connected with this country .... to see the USA fall into a civil war and destroy itself, I hope that I live and see how this state of urdalak disappears.
    1. predator.3
      predator.3 18 March 2013 07: 36 New
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      Quote: Sakhalininets
      I wanted to write, but for some reason, nothing comes of it except the swear ....

      I agree about the United States as a deceased, or good, or nothing! So keep silent! yes
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 18 March 2013 07: 50 New
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      I remember Bush right away laughing

      George W. Bush: “The only thing I’m sorry is that I can’t run more often. This is one of the saddest aspects of the presidency.”

      George W. Bush: “We are the most generous country in the world. We are very generous. I am proud that we are so generous.
      But, despite our generosity, we should not boast of our generosity. ”


      George W. Bush: "The bulk of our imports come from foreign countries"


      George W. Bush: “This is clearly included in the budget plan - there generally
      many numbers and points. ”


      George W. Bush: “We had a good administration meeting where the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State told us about our desire to spread democracy around the world.”


      George W. Bush: "We are ready to work with both parties to reduce the level of terror to an acceptable level."

      George W. Bush: “Laura and I often don’t notice at all what smart children we have until we get objective analysis data.”


      But I especially liked this one .. wassat And what is he talking about wink

      George W. Bush: “We must protect the homeland of our country.”
      1. El-bog
        El-bog 18 March 2013 08: 47 New
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        Does the English version have this pearl?
      2. El-bog
        El-bog 18 March 2013 08: 49 New
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        George W. Bush: “We must protect the homeland of our country.”[/ Quote]

        Is there an expression in the English version?
      3. scrack
        scrack 18 March 2013 09: 01 New
        +3
        His head is so arranged - at first a tale, and only then begins to think what he said
      4. Papakiko
        Papakiko 18 March 2013 09: 02 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        George W. Bush: “We must protect the homeland of our country”

        This is him in a stupid but purely concrete way about "foggy Albion".

        And the US armed forces, in particular, the personnel, suffer from the same complexes as all other normal people: they also want to live, are vulnerable to infections and suffer from pain. And therefore - the American army can be defeated ...
        The conclusion, of course, was “pleasing,” as if we consider them to be demigods or “IronMenov”.



        We don’t count them for any of the characters proposed above, but for those below, yes:

        And the words of Jorick Younger are a little edited, "gag"
        "We are the most generous country in the world.
        We are very generous.
        I am not proud that we are so generous.
        But, in spite of our generosity, we must use a wrought iron to burn out the thoughts of our all-forgiving generosity from inflamed brains. "
      5. Ascetic
        Ascetic 18 March 2013 09: 19 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        George W. Bush: “We must protect the homeland of our country.”


        He means Zionist Israel. For

        Professor Yesterday, 13:06 | DPRK launched two ballistic missiles towards the Sea of ​​Japan
        We in the USSR did not eat fresh vegetables and fruits in the winterbut also far from starving.


        It is from there that all the falsification and outright lies about the USSR and now Russia come. And the lack of vitamin C in the winter leads to the destruction of the brain and the degradation of personality in the spirit of Western standards.
        Sorry for them .. Zionists .. A little that happen again under the wing of Russia will come running.
      6. SCS
        SCS 18 March 2013 10: 23 New
        +3
        wow! I knew that Bush was stupid, but the above statements simply struck ...) and they are trying to teach how to live right belay although on the other hand, the Bush presidency confirms the existence of, say, a world government ....!
        “We had a good administration meeting where the defense minister and the secretary of state told us about our desire to spread democracy around the world.”
        1. 755962
          755962 18 March 2013 14: 31 New
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          A small perspective on history ..
          California celebrates the 200th anniversary of the founding of Fort Ross. Currently, the former Russian settlement has the status of a historical park and a national landmark. A few years ago, under the Bush administration, there were attempts to cover up the Fort, but the outrage of the Americans (Russian notes would not have stopped them) ruined the idea in its infancy. The impact of the crisis helped survive sponsorship money from Russia. On them it exists today. Founded on the Pacific coast as a pioneer from the Vologda province, for many years it served as a colony that supplied Alaska with food.
          On the high rocky California coast of the Pacific Ocean, Vologda Totma is more often remembered than other Russian cities. The founder of the fortress, Ivan Kuskov, came from there. From there, a magnificent gift to the fort on its 200th anniversary is a bell, after consecration it was immediately tested by ringleaders. Fort Ross settlers only dreamed of bells, although they built a chapel. By morning we called the ship market.

          Justinian, manager of the patriarchal parishes in the USA: "Priests were quite rare guests here. They performed the service with the rank of laity. But what is nice, the service was always there."

          Conceived by the Russian-American company as a trading and fishing base for supplying Alaska, Fort Ross itself became a phenomenon of Russian America.
          Fort Ross is a unique place. He recalled that the Russian pioneers came to this land in peace and brought the first medicine, the first agriculture, that is, what Europe seemed to be the norm in at that time, was the first here.


          AND THIS IS NOT A MYTH!
          1. Azaat
            Azaat 18 March 2013 20: 29 New
            +2
            Not everything in the development of Russian America was decorous and noble. The first colonizers were merchants, "fur hunters" and therefore did not painfully stand on ceremony with the local population. The settlements of the Aleutian Islands were ravaged, and although they were tried, the measures were not taken as they should. So only with the formation of the Russian-American company did these divisions cease. And Kuskov, the “governor of Russian America,” a fine fellow, made contact with the locals and was even married to an Indian.
            1. DeerIvanovich
              DeerIvanovich 19 March 2013 13: 54 New
              0
              at first there were oppressions of the local people, this fact is not hidden. but there was no genocide of the indigenous population, which was organized by the Zionists and arrogant Saxons. Probably due to the fact that the Russians were in the West, the arrogant Saxons and a Jew nicknamed him “wild west” in his propaganda machine, well, he did not fit into their Jewish doctrine with a peaceful neighborhood with the indigenous inhabitants.
      7. Bekzat
        Bekzat 18 March 2013 14: 32 New
        +2
        Thank you very much, + Dear !!!
      8. Natalia
        Natalia 18 March 2013 17: 53 New
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        Yes, in fact, it recalls the crust and annealing of the former president of the United States, then America lol George W. Bush
        I was especially amused when he asked his adviser: And what about Iraq or Iran? laughing
      9. mark021105
        mark021105 18 March 2013 20: 23 New
        +1
        And I recall reports from the USA in the 70-80's. Then they showed the life of Americans from an unsightly side: the homeless, the poor, the unemployed, etc. Liberals shout about one-sided coverage of foreign life by the propaganda machine of the USSR. What do we see now on TV screens? A lot of chernukha when covering events in Russia, but about the United States it’s basically a nice picture. And where did the homeless and the unemployed go? Or will someone claim that everything in chocolate is in PIN_DOST_AN ??? Why are our TV channels so fond of procrastinating scary shots about life in Russia? These gloomy pictures do not add much to many people, rather they drive them into depression. It turns out from one extreme hit the other?
    3. Sasha 19871987
      Sasha 19871987 18 March 2013 15: 49 New
      +3
      I have a feeling that the Hollywood sponsors them the Pentagon, through the same films they are brainwashing the whole world, as well as their population ...
    4. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 18 March 2013 17: 18 New
      +3
      AND, AS THE AUTHOR SAYS, AMERICA DOES NOT HAVE DRY BORDERS WITH COUNTRIES OF THE OLD WORLD. AND THIS IS VERY GUT, TK NOBODY "INTERVENES IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD" IF THERE IS THIS MATTER WILL REACH THE SECOND CIVIL WAR. There are plenty of trunks for this (Russian, including). SO WHAT ONE MY FAMILY SAID IN ANTICIPATION OF ANYTHING IMPOSE SAY, "WE PREPARE CHIPS!" Although the world, this "Citizen" also comes around with defaults, crises, etc.
    5. unclevad
      unclevad 18 March 2013 20: 44 New
      0
      Crush the parasites! Let them continue in this direction.
  2. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 18 March 2013 07: 33 New
    +9
    There are many myths in the USA, but it’s easier to ask what is reality? And there is only one reality - the USA is 1 big parasite!
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 18 March 2013 07: 54 New
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      Quote: tronin.maxim
      There are many myths in the USA, but it’s easier to ask what is reality?

      Well, something like this hi
    2. alexng
      alexng 18 March 2013 08: 45 New
      +9
      And therefore - the American army can be defeated ...


      Not to smack America in the face and not to defeat them - this means not respecting yourself. It has long been right to show the world what these planetary parasites are. They have all the victories agreed upon, but if they give them somewhere in the impudent red face, then they begin to cry right away, that they are fighting against them not by the rules. USkaliki are the same grunts, like many hamsters and liberalists on this forum - the apple from the cherry does not fall far. smile
  3. sergo0000
    sergo0000 18 March 2013 07: 34 New
    +5
    Quote: Sakhalininets
    I wanted to write, but for some reason, nothing comes of it besides the swear .... I really have one dream connected with this country .... to see the USA fall into a civil war and destroy itself, I hope that I live and see how this state of urdalak disappears.

    Greetings namesake! hi
    America as a state (all the more democratic) no longer exists!
    They just don’t know about it yet! bully


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  4. Vanek
    Vanek 18 March 2013 07: 35 New
    +2
    And therefore - the American army can be defeated ...

    The main thing is not to be captured.
    1. Strezhevchanin
      Strezhevchanin 18 March 2013 08: 42 New
      +1
      If they give us such a reason !!! We will definitely try hi
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2q9CKTFXng&feature=fvwp
  5. Kaa
    Kaa 18 March 2013 07: 46 New
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    And to all this - a little about military equipment ...
    "All of these" American VCRs "that the liberals so boasted about during Perestroika, though they wore labels written in Latin, but these labels were Korean, Chinese, Japanese. The USA never produced VCRs. Even the USSR did - and the USA didn't. (B there were factories in the USA that assembled Panasonic / Technics video recorders - but this is a purely screwdriver technology, like assembling Daewoo Vidacs in St. Petersburg’s Positron at the beginning of perestroika). Of course, the West doesn’t produce any electronics and can’t. soul, but what do women understand in technology? Women make excellent accountants, but heh .. engineers. The West is just that, a civilization of accountants, bankers and lawyers. And all the prominent IT entrepreneurs there are talented Asians (Syrian Steve Jobs, Russian Jew Sergey Brin, etc.). America’s industrial GDP is created in this way. A small factory with a hundred personnel rivets a wunderwafel for the army, which also nevermind doesn’t work. Then he draws two zeros to the price tag. Army and defense lobbyists are pushing government orders. Delta put in your pocket. If the prodigy is absolutely disgusting (80% of cases), then at about 99% readiness, the program is suddenly suddenly curtailed. Well, if not at all - they purchase it in small batches so that a larger price tag can be hung on a separate copy. Moreover, other countries tied to the United States with military infrastructure are forced to buy this revalued crap: in fact, the NATO bloc is just a market for American junk . In short, America’s industrial GDP is simply the sum of cuts and kickbacks to the defense industry, existing solely due to government orders and international political obligations. The state order itself exists thanks to the FRS printing press. Let's start from the top of the technological pyramid. Stealth fighter F-22 Raptor (unofficially called “Craptor” from the word Crap - junk, in general, it is adequate to translate “Sraptor” in Russian). The product itself is made (made) in pieces in 44 states - so that senators participate equally in kickbacks and cuts, and no one would have the desire to cut such a cash cow.
    What happens when a product is made in 44 different places and then assembled together? Correct: the parts do not fit together. And what happens when the parts do not fit each other? Correct: they have to be finished with a file. They just The PR industry is richer (at the expense of a dollar printing press) and there is no national tradition of self-indignation, and even the Cossack could be presented as the latest race car and breathe in gullible suckers for a million bucks apiece. You need to understand that the main and only technology in the arsenal of the West - this is BLEF. Reagan Gorbacheva scared with a bluff about the orbital lasers of the Strategic Defense Initiative. The Americans could not build such a system, and now they can’t, and the Russians could and even started to build, putting into orbit the prototype of the 100-ton Polyus laser station, and in one piece. For comparison, the ISS station (built again by the Russians) is 450 tons, and it does not consist of one, but of almost fifty pieces. But since the Russians were infected by the National Democracy, i.e. self-imposed, they did not believe in their own strength - and dismissed the USSR without a fight. http://alternathistory.org.ua/raspil-i-otkat-v-ssha
    http://blog.i.ua
    1. djon3volta
      djon3volta 18 March 2013 08: 34 New
      +5
      Quote: Kaa
      The United States has never produced video recorders. Even the Soviet Union produced - but the United States did not.

      The USSR produced its own video recorders VM-12 (I had a friend, watched movies), and the more modern VM-18 (I saw it myself with speculators). This is something else! Tips for producing CD players in the late 80s. I remember writing out a magazine "technology of youth" there were always pictures that our factories were releasing new electronics! CD players were VEGA and ESTONIA, to mine of the highest or first class good I confuse, the pictures and description of technical charatecristi, the price, etc. were in the RADIO magazines, by the way I am a former radio hooligan, I was caught 2 times wassat
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 18 March 2013 09: 25 New
        +7
        Quote: djon3volta
        VM-12 (I had a friend, watched films), and the more modern VM-18 (I saw it myself with speculators on the market)

        Quote: djon3volta
        tips in the late 80s to release CD players

        This is all true !!!

        The film was "chewed" just SEAM!

        There was also such a device, "Malachite."
        And this is the Vega CD

        On the internal "offal" I personally saw a lot in common with the Philips.
        In the 90s. There was a noisy story in the central part of Russia about the privatization of one of the factories of OPK Philips
        And this is the "Matrasovsky" apparatus:

        They naturally talk about distant 1954 and below we can see apparatuses from the Canadian museum from the late 60s to the early 80s.

        it’s purely because of the “Israelite” children, they will crawl out again and begin to “sing” about the “leadership” of the mattress.
        1. lewerlin53rus
          lewerlin53rus 18 March 2013 12: 14 New
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          Quote: Papakiko
          The film was "chewed" just SEAM!

          Soviet joke:
          Meet "Panasonic" and "Romantic" (who remembers there was such a Soviet tape recorder). Panasonic boasts:
          - I got such a new cassette, called "Agfa".
          Romantic:
          -healthy! Let me chew!
          Of course, many Soviet consumer electronics left much to be desired. But this applied mainly to devices of the 3rd class, such as the same "Romance". But the equipment of the 1st class type "Vega", "Electrical" was of very high quality.
          But VM-12, I remember, here in Novgorod, in 1988, in order to just sign up for the queue for the purchase of this unit, it was necessary to take a queue (queue for a queue crying ) in the evening at the store "Electronics."
      2. Avenger711
        Avenger711 18 March 2013 21: 47 New
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        Clones of the Panasonic EMNIP.
    2. scrack
      scrack 18 March 2013 09: 09 New
      +1
      Recently I watched some part of Die Hard, so there F-35 was chasing Bruce Willis, in the end the actor threw some piece of iron towards the plane, it got into the engine, it jammed and the plane crashed.
      1. DDR
        DDR 18 March 2013 20: 19 New
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        Quote: scrack
        Recently I watched some part of Die Hard, so there F-35 was chasing Bruce Willis, in the end the actor threw some piece of iron towards the plane, it got into the engine, it jammed and the plane crashed

        Well, can it be a piece of iron on a plane crying would show him (F-35mu) a photo of the Russian winter belay he fell laughing
        1. datur
          datur 18 March 2013 22: 09 New
          +1
          [quote = RDR] would have shown him (F-35mu) a photo of the Russian winter, he himself fell] --- this is sadism and is not democratic !!! belay laughing wassat
          1. DDR
            DDR 18 March 2013 22: 23 New
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            Quote: datur
            it is sadism and not democratic


            Agree repeat . Maybe the cartoon "Winter in Prostokvashino" wassat
    3. Atlon
      Atlon 18 March 2013 09: 55 New
      +2
      Quote: Kaa
      But since the Russians were infected by the National Democracy, i.e. self-imposed, they did not believe in their own strength - and dismissed the USSR without a fight. http://alternathistory.org.ua/raspil-i-otkat-v-ssha

      Thank you so much for the link! I read it with pleasure!
  6. Predator-74
    Predator-74 18 March 2013 07: 53 New
    +7
    I agree with the author of the article, and from myself I want to add that such great battles as Stalingrad, the Kursk Bulge, etc. even close unattainable USA. Army of show-offs and glamor.
    1. rolik
      rolik 18 March 2013 15: 20 New
      +4
      Quote: Predator-74
      . even close unattainable USA.
      Yesterday, the child bought the next issue of "combat vehicles", "SAM". So, there is still a magazine attached. for the sake of interest I read a little. Then he repeatedly explained to the child (10 years old guy) that in the Second World War he defeated the USSR, and all the others simply stuck at the end of the play. This magazine has an article about how the Allied forces repelled some kind of bridge from the Germans. So the repulsion of this bridge is presented by the greatest operation in Europe during the transfer of military operations there during the Second World War. That is why I always repeat, propaganda of reality must be transferred to the countries of the “partners”. Besides the RT channel, a couple of pro-Russian highly specialized channels must be organized (history, culture, science). And then this historical changeling is already infuriating.
      1. Kaa
        Kaa 18 March 2013 23: 00 New
        0
        Quote: rolik
        That is why I always repeat, propaganda of reality must be transferred to the countries of the “partners”. Besides the RT channel, a couple of pro-Russian highly specialized channels must be organized (history, culture, science).

        "The worldwide success of the RT television network is changing the balance of power in the global media space. Today, RT is one of the most effective tools of Russian foreign policy, and this causes serious fears in the West, where they fear losing the information war..
        The author of an article published in the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel comes to such conclusions. Analyzing the principles of the Russian television channel, he is trying to find out the reasons for his success with such a wide audience. Today, RT is watched by 630 million viewers in more than a hundred countries, InoTV reports. More than 200 employees provide round-the-clock broadcasting in four languages: Russian, English, Arabic and Spanish. In the UK, RT is the most popular foreign English-language channel. In the United States, he is second only to the BBC. The Russian television channel managed to bypass Western competitors on the Internet. On YouTube, RT is the leader in terms of views on news-related videos.. The article compares the broadcasts of RT, CNN and BBC for March 7th. Whereas Western channels focused on North Korea and UN sanctions, their Russian counterparts also report on the situation in Syria. The plot of the Syrian rebels who took the peacekeepers hostage is replaced by others: about American drones sowing discontent in Pakistan, and Israeli soldiers who abuse children. At the same time, RT is the merit in detailing the activities of the WikiLeaks project. The channel closely monitors the fate of the American soldier Bradley Manning, and Julian Assange went on the air with his own program World Tomorrow.
        The fact that the United States "lose the global information war", Hillary Clinton warned two years ago. Today, many people share these concerns. According to the publication, the media are fighting for the minds of people. The success of RT can inspire other countries, such as China, and entail the creation of new television networks broadcasting in several languages ​​around the world. And in this case, the author summarizes, “Western democracies will have a very hard time.” Http://www.military-informant.com/index.php/analytic/2669-rt.html#.UUdL
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  7. treskoed
    treskoed 18 March 2013 08: 05 New
    +5
    Here is a striking example of true patriotism and patriotic education. No matter what they say, it’s at their best! And we need to study in this matter. "There is nothing better than America!" - firmly sits in the minds of all Americans, and not only - even our "human rights activists" and some deputies think so! The hard task is to debunk it.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 18 March 2013 10: 50 New
      +1
      Quote: treskoed
      an example of true patriotism and patriotic education.

      Almost every class has an American flag and the children begin their first lesson with a hymn. The anthem is good (given when it was written). And though now he has nothing to do with the USA of these days, but pride in the country and confidence that it is the very, very best is laid in the subcortex!
      Americans will lose anyway, because a) they think that they will deal with all armies in the same way as they did with the Indians in their time. b) they let in too many immigrants who brought their own rules, their values, and beat the Americans with their own slogans. I will never forget how one businessman complained that he had hired a Russian immigrant, and he came to work after a binge. To the remark of the owner he reacted like this: "I don’t understand! And where is the freedom of speech and human rights? Am I? I have no right to drink after work?" After he was threatened with dismissal, he soared: “Where is democracy? Where is the union? Nobody canceled the right to strike!” In short, his owner transferred to another job with a promotion to the office, if only he would not be allowed to enter the machine and the workers in the workshop.
      1. Kaa
        Kaa 18 March 2013 15: 06 New
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        Almost every class has an American flag and the children begin their first lesson with a hymn.

        Well, this is in the USA. And here in Ukraine? He just returned from a business trip (by the way, in the south of Ukraine) - portraits are in a row in one English university office (left to right) - Yanukovych, Queen Elizabeth, Obama ... a dumb scene, with a queen and an abama more or less clear - the language is English , biographies on it and all that. But the first with what fright got into this campaign? Are we joining the UK or US? request recourse fool
        1. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 18 March 2013 16: 36 New
          +5
          Today I was driving around town in the Pazik. Flags of Germany, UKRAINE, Greece and other European countries, including the ensign of the European Union, are hung on the carrier in the lobbies. In all it is clear that the carrier never left the limits of the Middle Russian Upland. But I want to dream ("..I want to go to Paris again ..")
    2. s1н7т
      s1н7т 18 March 2013 12: 03 New
      +2
      Quote: treskoed
      Here is a striking example of true patriotism and patriotic education. No matter what they say, it’s at their best! And we need to study in this matter.

      Learning to believe in what is not? laughing
      “We don’t need such hockey!” (C) laughing
      1. treskoed
        treskoed 18 March 2013 14: 20 New
        0
        Learn patriotic education, instill in youth a love of the motherland!
  8. fenix57
    fenix57 18 March 2013 08: 06 New
    18
    All the so-called "exclusivity" of amers in the dollar (no need to argue, yes). Amer stamp them like toilet paper. And all the debts to the side (the debt is in Dollars). But if you obligate to pay the debt GOLD. It would be ...... Wait. I hope not. Sure! (Wildly sorry, it happened) ...
    1. goody
      goody 18 March 2013 08: 32 New
      +1
      Good day to all Furomans!
      And the dolar and their economy will collapse sooner or later, but I am afraid this can also negatively affect us. I hope our government has time to prepare for this GREAT EVENT! :-)
    2. bairat
      bairat 18 March 2013 08: 45 New
      +1
      I wonder who makes us pay with our allies (China, Iran, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, etc. "friends" of the United States) in dollars? Talk about abandoning it has been going on for a long time, but in reality everything remains as before.
      1. SASCHAmIXEEW
        SASCHAmIXEEW 18 March 2013 10: 29 New
        +2
        Have you forgotten who is in power! We are an occupied country, until we change the helmsmen, we will sail in the forwarder of the west! And good luck not to see !!!
        1. bairat
          bairat 18 March 2013 10: 35 New
          +1
          Who do you mean by helmsmen?
          1. Kaa
            Kaa 18 March 2013 15: 11 New
            +1
            Quote: bairat
            Who do you mean by helmsmen?

            Apparently, he meant those whom we feed there, with oil, other raw materials ... They have nothing more to pay, as products of the Fed publishing house ... While we take ... we pass in a circle further ...
            Quote: bairat
            who forces us to pay in dollars with our allies (China, Iran, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, etc., "friends" of the USA)?

            So we tell them ... what else to do with candy wrappers - the global economy, however ... laughing
      2. Cosmonaut
        Cosmonaut 18 March 2013 19: 45 New
        0
        With China, Iran, it’s kind of like bargaining on our currencies.
        China and Japan are also on their own.
        This must be studied.
        Not everything is as bad as it seems.
    3. lewerlin53rus
      lewerlin53rus 18 March 2013 09: 21 New
      25
      Children draw wink
      1. mealnik2005
        mealnik2005 21 March 2013 18: 55 New
        0
        Yeah ... schA ... So tell me - the demobilization album did not go ...
    4. Batman
      Batman 18 March 2013 11: 31 New
      +3
      After one country demanded gold for dollars, the inscription "the dollar is provided with gold" was removed from dollar banknotes, i.e. for these pieces of paper they do not owe a single gram of gold ... But government debt means that this amount was taken out of the country dollars, in the form of bonds and paper foolish nonsense ... In general, I am for the United States to distribute its lands for their debt ...
  9. shurup
    shurup 18 March 2013 08: 32 New
    0
    Since they are so dead, we need to provide them with humanitarian assistance. Moreover, you can make good money on this. Just kicking a sick lion is now fashionable for any hare.
    To live with the Anglo-Saxons is howl according to theirs. Let's see which wrappers will be printed by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, where is the new panicle.
  10. Atlon
    Atlon 18 March 2013 08: 49 New
    +2
    I didn’t even read the article to the end. Boring ... All this has long been known, but the author’s style is not liked. Something too comby-sleek. The author was afraid to offend someone? And there is nothing to discuss here. Everything is written, rewritten a thousand times. Loss of time.
  11. bairat
    bairat 18 March 2013 08: 50 New
    +1
    In order to exclude one-sidedness in the comments, I will say that the Americans provided us with great and invaluable help during the war.
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 18 March 2013 09: 10 New
      +6
      Quote: bairat
      I will say that the Americans provided us with great and invaluable help during the war.

      The Lend-Lease Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on March 11, 1941. Through it, America transferred ammunition, equipment, food and strategic raw materials, including oil products, to its allies in World War II. It was assumed that "the delivered materials (cars, various military equipment, weapons, raw materials, other items) destroyed, lost and used during the war are not payable." It was necessary to pay only for that. what remained after the war intact and could be used by recipient countries. Thus, there were no Lend-Lease payments during the war. True, there was some tricky scheme of “reverse Lend-Lease”, according to which the USSR sent gold, platinum, wood, manganese and chrome ores, etc. to the USA. It looks more like barter, but this is casuistry of international treaties. The final repayment term of our loan under the lease-lease is 2030. On October 1972, a trade agreement was signed between the USSR and the USA. Then the final amount of our debt was established and censorship bans on the topic of Lend-Lease were lifted. The USSR undertook to pay $ 772 million, including interest, by 2001. By July 1973, three payments were made in the total amount of $ 48 million, after which payments were discontinued due to the introduction of discriminatory measures by the American side in trade with the USSR (Jackson-Vanik amendment).

      In June 1990, a new deadline for final repayment of debt (2030) was established. and also the amount - 674 million dollars. After the collapse of the USSR, the debt was reissued to Russia. Something was paid, but the final payment did not happen. Experts who know the problem believe that of the total volume of American Lend-Lease deliveries, the Soviet Union and then Russia recognized and then partially paid $ 722 million, that is, about 7%. So this help with ensuing bondage ...
      1. bairat
        bairat 18 March 2013 09: 31 New
        -7
        Quote: Tersky
        Experts who know the problem believe that of the total volume of American Lend-Lease deliveries, the Soviet Union and then Russia recognized and then partially paid $ 722 million, that is, about 7%. So this help with ensuing bondage ...

        Yeah, bondage, look in history for examples of similar Russian assistance from other countries, you will not find. If thousands of trucks, machine tools, steam locomotives and other property not destroyed in battles were returned after the war, then there would be no debt.
        1. Nevsky
          Nevsky 18 March 2013 10: 05 New
          +4
          bairatwhy don't you always like something? Either the ideas of the Union of Ukraine of Belarus and Russia, the small role of Kazan, now the USA is white and fluffy ?!
          1. bairat
            bairat 18 March 2013 10: 15 New
            -9
            Do you propose to vilify America in unison with everyone? Sorry to disturb your friendly choir, that's me. I can’t forget all that’s good overnight and spit on yesterday’s ally.
            1. Cosmonaut
              Cosmonaut 18 March 2013 19: 48 New
              +1
              Ally is not yesterday, not even the day before yesterday ...
      2. Lee
        Lee 18 March 2013 13: 26 New
        +3
        Quote: Tersky
        The Lend-Lease Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on March 11, 1941. Through it, America transferred ammunition, equipment, food and strategic raw materials, including petroleum products, to its allies in World War II.

        First, the United States did not have allies in World War II until December 1941, since they did not participate in it.
        Secondly, losing somewhere on Lend-Lease, the United States compensated in another. For example, the British, had to give them all their world trade, it was then that Great Britain ceased to be an empire.
        But thirdly, the United States supplied the Germans with a roundabout way, both raw materials and fuel after the declaration of war by Germany, and even after the outbreak of direct hostilities with the Germans.
        Yes, and America did not declare war on Germany, on the contrary, on December 11, 1941 Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.
        1. bairat
          bairat 18 March 2013 14: 18 New
          -6
          1. Did not participate but helped England. The United States simply did not have an army to fight with anyone.
          2. Do not count money in someone else's pocket. At least they did not work for us.
          3.Not the United States supplied and private companies, hiding it from its government.
          4. Why do you blame them for trying to save your country from World War II? The USSR was quite friendly with Germany until it unexpectedly attacked it, America was not idealists either, if they concluded a pragmatic peace with the Germans, it is not known how it would end.
          1. MVS
            MVS 18 March 2013 20: 05 New
            0
            Quote: bairat
            1. Did not participate but helped England. The United States simply did not have an army to fight with anyone.
            2. Do not count money in someone else's pocket. At least they did not work for us.
            3.Not the United States supplied and private companies, hiding it from its government.
            4. Why do you blame them for trying to save your country from World War II? The USSR was quite friendly with Germany until it unexpectedly attacked it, America was not idealists either, if they concluded a pragmatic peace with the Germans, it is not known how it would end.

            Money is earned for us or not - a big question, and as for private companies, it is very difficult to conceal significant deliveries of weapons.
      3. Kaa
        Kaa 18 March 2013 15: 21 New
        0
        Quote: Tersky
        Then the final amount of our debt was established and censorship bans on the topic of Lend-Lease were lifted. USSR pledged to pay $ 772 million, including interest, by 2001

        So the money is ridiculous, it’s a matter of principle: "after the end of the war, the volume of US supplies under Lend-Lease to the USSR was determined: It amounted to 11,3 billion US dollars. (According to data from other sources - about 10 billion dollars.) The Americans asked to partially pay for the civil supplies that were in stock on September 2, 1945. Since the USSR did not disclose its inventory data, the Americans estimated these deliveries at $ 2,6 billion, and a year later reduced this amount by half. But, as Stalin said, “the Soviet Union paid in full for the debts of Lend-Lease blood”.
        France went the other way in 1946: it made a number of trade concessions to the Americans. In particular, it significantly increased quotas for showing foreign (primarily American) films in the French film market. But China has not repaid its debt, and is not going to do it. http://ru-an.info/news_content.php?id=1881
    2. RPD
      RPD 18 March 2013 09: 26 New
      +4
      very much appreciated
    3. Hon
      Hon 18 March 2013 10: 25 New
      +3
      We paid for this help with gold in full !!!
      1. bairat
        bairat 18 March 2013 10: 27 New
        -3
        Where does the information come from?
        1. smile
          smile 18 March 2013 15: 33 New
          +3
          bairat
          Listen, do you really think that convoy ships were returning to England empty?
          But doesn’t it surprise you in that case tons of gold that strangely appeared on the sunken cruiser Edinburgh? Where would he come from if we all got a freebie?
          1. bairat
            bairat 18 March 2013 19: 12 New
            0
            Yes, read about the history of this gold. And then from time to time the same broken arguments.
    4. SASCHAmIXEEW
      SASCHAmIXEEW 18 March 2013 10: 45 New
      +4
      Firstly for our money, while helping Hitler to the end of the Second World War, supplying him with gasoline and in general you need to figure out who is who! There are ordinary Amer people with their mentality and other gadgets (as well as we are. Also with cockroaches in the head) And there are Anglo-Saxon liquid-wing leaders who make their loot on blood, we have the same thing, the Jews are in power and trample everyone and everyone !!! Until we change the vector of development of the country, we will be in w..e !!! So it’s up to us to decide !!!!!
      1. bairat
        bairat 18 March 2013 10: 52 New
        0
        Quote: SASCHAmIXEEW
        Firstly for our money,

        What money? Under Lend-Lease, weapons and other things are not for sale, but are transferred for temporary use. Moreover, if this property is lost as a result of hostilities, then we do not owe anything to it. It is difficult to imagine the best conditions for military assistance.
    5. smile
      smile 18 March 2013 15: 27 New
      +3
      bairat
      To exclude one-sidedness in your comment I will say the following
      1. They appreciated their help, and not at all embarrassed - quite market-based.
      2. They provided assistance to Nazi Germany throughout the war, at a cost quite comparable to what they sold to us. I recommend to read the American Charles Hayem "Trade with the enemy."
      What I have said does not exclude the fact that ordinary Americans treated us quite well during the war ...
  12. Apollo
    Apollo 18 March 2013 09: 21 New
    +7
    American myth, dear friends, we created ourselvessubconsciouslyThat is, for some reason, other countries believed in the exceptionalism of the Americans. China has already bypassed the United States in terms of trade. If China has bypassed Russia, it can do it. Russia has everything, mineral resources, the military-industrial complex, scientific thought. But it lacks order. corruption and theft. If the political leadership wants it, then it will solve everything. I will repeat all the negative points. I just need the will and determination. That the United States is already bent by the naked eye. At this stage there is an opportunity to at least get closer to the level, that is, I'm tired repeat eco reform ohmic primarily prompting law enforcement if necessary even Cullen zhelezom.Ya more than confident that the people will support all initiatives vlasti.I do not have to look any kogo.nado go your way to the target.
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 18 March 2013 10: 08 New
      10
      Quote: Apollon
      The American myth, dear friends, we created ourselves, subconsciously.


      Greetings to Apollo! Rather, they inspired him through the media and the popular mass culture of Hollywood and even seemingly innocent commercial advertising. The main task of such propaganda is to create in the imagination of people the image of greatness of Americans. They themselves and their apologists are deeply convinced that
      - first - they are the most democratic.
      - the second - they are the richest.
      - third - they are the strongest.
      - fourth - they are the most devout.
      - fifth - everything that happens in the world is accomplished by the will and control of a great country.
      Based on this, they behave in the international arena as thugs who have lost their shores from permissiveness - thugs. However, nothing else should be expected from the gangster country
    2. SASCHAmIXEEW
      SASCHAmIXEEW 18 March 2013 10: 56 New
      +4
      I agree 100% !!! Our country is self-sufficient, we have EVERYTHING and if we cross the border, we will ride like cheese in oil, just work !!! And it destroys all Jews% !!! This is the root of all troubles !!! Jewish freebie !!! Under the advice, there was also a loan, but WITHOUT a percentage !!! And everyone had happiness !!!
  13. RPD
    RPD 18 March 2013 09: 31 New
    +5
    I don’t know what myths someone laid in his tower, but for me, the amers as they were (I am 75 years old) remain a potential adversary. Despite all the iPhones, pads, meadows, which I use. I will live without them
    1. bairat
      bairat 18 March 2013 09: 44 New
      0
      I'm from the 72nd. While still a schoolboy he liked to read newspapers, was aware of the "aggressive machinations of imperialism." And under the impression of all this propaganda I’m trying to sleep. Helicopters are flying over the house (near a helicopter factory), airplanes (Tu-22 with KMPO), a couple of gunpowder factory there explodes a non-stop. belay And doubts torment me: has it begun? maybe it's time to start the evacuation? no alarm sounds yet (hello civil defense) laughing
      1. aleshka
        aleshka 18 March 2013 18: 31 New
        0
        that helicopters flew at night, or did you sleep during the day?
        1. bairat
          bairat 18 March 2013 19: 13 New
          0
          so sure at night.
  14. piterkras
    piterkras 18 March 2013 09: 44 New
    +2
    All US power lies in the fact that the US Federal Reserve is located on its territory. In fact, the United States has infinite money. That is why this country is a leader in the whole world, with a better economy, army and science.
    1. SASCHAmIXEEW
      SASCHAmIXEEW 18 March 2013 11: 07 New
      +1
      The leader in the issue of greenery not provided with anything, but you can argue with everything else! Everything else is just words, but science is free, poached from other countries !!! Ratings are written for money or for very big money !! Where money is at the head, nothing good will come of it in principle !!!
  15. Averias
    Averias 18 March 2013 09: 55 New
    +5
    Here is a small example from the life of the most “honest and democratic” country in the world. Taken from http://antizoomby.livejournal.com/

    On February 12, 2013, U.S. Attorney Sally Yates announced that ten Atlanta police officers had been arrested on corruption charges in connection with their involvement in street gangsterism. This is not a figurative expression, they really earned money in street gangs.

    Employees of various Atlanta institutions have been accused of providing protection to street gangsters in organizing transactions for the sale and transportation of drugs. They protected whistleblowers and dealers during transactions to exchange money for backpacks with cocaine, often in their service uniforms and patrol cars. One employee from DeKalb County offered to come to deals accompanied by his patrol car - for $ 800. The cost of the police roof of drug deals in busy shopping areas and school parking lots ranged from $ 700 to $ 7000.

    In a secret video of a conversation between DeCalb County police officers - Dorian Williams and Shannon Bass - Williams says that if the shooting starts, killing someone will bring problems. He said: "Your mother, I have to kill him, but I just can't shoot him." They were both arrested during that operation with the introduction of an FBI agent.

    The FBI launched an investigation in August 2011, when undercover agents warned ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - a service to control the circulation of alcohol, tobacco, weapons and explosives) that police officers work in local gangs, receiving money for this .
    The age of arrested police officers is from 25 to 57 years, mostly more than 40 years. They served in various positions, in different divisions of the Atlanta police. Their names are: Kelvin Allen, Dennis Duren, Dorian Williams, Victor Middlebrook, Andrew Monroe, Marquez Holmes, Denoris Carter, Sharon Peters, Monyette McLaurin, Chase Valentine.

    Thus, just because all attention is now focused on the Los Angeles Police Department, we must not forget that corruption is widespread throughout the country. It is very sad that this important news is poorly known, although it should be on the front pages of all national news.

    When writing notes used articles:
    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/21136254/sources
    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/10-metro-police-officers-face-corruption-charges/nW
    M4j /
  16. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 18 March 2013 10: 12 New
    +1
    All this is of course entertaining, but to us what is the use of this information? The fact that the staff was arrogant is understandable already from the moment they declared themselves winners in the Second World War. Well, it’s bad for them there now, etc. now, what? bury the tomahawk and forget about half a century of the Cold War? ... yeah, right now ...
  17. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 18 March 2013 10: 20 New
    +2
    The United States used to cause me contempt and ridicule, now there is fierce hatred and a desire to wipe them off the face of the earth. How can you bring so much evil into this world, pervert everything that is possible, turn everything upside down? To justify the attack on Yugoslavia, Iraq, Vietnam, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya? How can this be justified at all? I have been clear about Americans for a long time, but about European countries with a long history that support all this - I don’t understand their position, the position of the population of Europe. I really liked the first comment - only the mat and nothing else comes to mind. So I have - swara.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 18 March 2013 10: 57 New
      0
      Quote: Ruslan_F38
      I do not understand their position, the position of the population of Europe

      Do you think that in Europe they do not understand that they are dying out? Europe has become decrepit !!! They tried to import from other countries - young and healthy (from the former colonies) - but they already felt free and did not recognize the owners! Europe rushed to the USA for help (also, after all, “not old”) - and America is rotten through and through! The same corruption, the same problems with immigrants ... Well, let both both Europe and the USA fall apart as soon as possible.
      1. Ruslan_F38
        Ruslan_F38 18 March 2013 11: 07 New
        +2
        In some respects, you are right, but we need Old Europe, since this is the only territory where the intelligentsia has survived and at least some moral principles that modern Russia is vital for a spiritual revival. And then we, after the beginning of perestroika, chose the wrong vector of development, American pseudo-values ​​going inexhaustible flow into the new Russia almost destroyed it - entire generations are lost - this is terrible in my opinion.
  18. fzr1000
    fzr1000 18 March 2013 10: 44 New
    0
    For some reason, the author ignored the US war in Vietnam and Korea.
  19. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 18 March 2013 11: 15 New
    +1
    Quote: lewerlin53rus
    Children draw wink

    Quote: lewerlin53rus
    Children draw wink

    Damn, I'm glad to tears that not all children dream of becoming pissing businessmen and models!
  20. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 18 March 2013 11: 28 New
    +2
    Great and mighty America can only fight with third world countries, and that is unsuccessful, I would have looked how these gays would have opposed the Russian soldiers, namely the soldiers with their Russian mentality and desire for victory, those soldiers who did not have the proper logistical support and new-fangled weapons and went to Grozny, no matter how many, and the ability to destroy Islamic militants who went through no war, including against the Americans, then the myth of the great and mighty US army would have vanished!
  21. Vovka levka
    Vovka levka 18 March 2013 12: 04 New
    +2
    Here are these articles and reviews from the field of envy. Subconsciously, we envy them, that is, a toad presses us. A friend of mine, who returned from a long trip from the United States in early 2000, said the following thing: if America hadn’t paid a fee or pension for at least 1 month, then the Americans would have demolished the White House and Congress wouldn’t bother too much. This is one difference from us, and the other is that to an ordinary American, absolutely to a light bulb how Europe, Russia live and so on. They are only interested in how they live. And we are rowed by everything, give us the scale, but the fact that we do not see under the nose. And the rest are ordinary people with their concerns and problems.
    An acquaintance of mine, an intelligent peasant, thumped like a horse, to see him sober was an event worthy of the Guinness Book of Records. My wife went to the USA. Now he doesn’t drink, he works at two jobs. I ask what the point is, says no time, we need to work, earn money. I absolutely do not idealize America, they have a lot of problems, like us, they live their own minds, and we need to live our own.
    And politicians, they are on their own wave, what is here, what is there.
    And about electronics, we never had electronics. All microchips are stolen analogues, and when you copy, you always stay.
    Yes, in the USA they do not make TVs and so on, but they put the emphasis on processor and microprocessor technology and not on the release for development. And at this stage they are ahead of the rest and this is a fact. Of course, everything does not last forever under the moon, and this is also a fact.
    1. djon3volta
      djon3volta 18 March 2013 14: 13 New
      +4
      Quote: Vovka Levka
      need to work, earn money.

      this is the meaning of the life of Americans, all my life in pursuit of profit, for earnings, for money. Here I personally live to work, and do not bend for money at work. (Whoever understands the meaning of this, well done)
      tell me, what’s better - to live in order to work, and to work in order to live? In the USSR it was not necessary to work hard to live, but in America it is necessary, otherwise you will die of starvation. Even Stalin led a policy of reducing the working day to 5 hours, so that a person could devote a free affair to himself, and not bending over at the machine tool. I try to work from 8 to three days without lunch, it turns out 6 hours, sometimes until two in the afternoon, as Stalin wanted. And such as Prokhorov, what did he want to do? increase the trode day? in, and we would work like the Chinese, thinking that we are doing this for the good of the country, but in fact for the good of all Prokhorovs.
      1. Vovka levka
        Vovka levka 18 March 2013 15: 24 New
        +1
        And this is how anyone likes it, many just live on benefits and have everyone in one place. One of my acquaintances, an electronics engineer, by the way is very intelligent, went to Germany and sits on benefits. And he tells me normally, and I need to work it, I have enough. The moral of that fable is the same as for me: everyone should live as he sees fit and not indicate how others should live.

        And in the USSR, the collective farm was a “voluntary” business, and whoever did not want to voluntarily, then Kolymaaaaaaa would have enough space for everyone. I don’t like it.
    2. El-bog
      El-bog 19 March 2013 02: 12 New
      +1
      Vovka Levka: And about electronics, we never had electronics. All microchips are stolen analogues, and when you copy, you always remain

      This is about Our electronics. We had it, but not for long, really.http: //malchish.org/index.php? Option = com_content & task = view & id = 390 & I
      temid = 33
  22. zao74
    zao74 18 March 2013 12: 39 New
    +3
    America is a "parasite" state, but they know how to "PR!"
  23. RPD
    RPD 18 March 2013 12: 59 New
    +1
    the blood of Soviet people shed in that war because of the Americans, who spurred and nourished Hitler, is more expensive than any help. they still owe us as bloodlines
    1. bairat
      bairat 18 March 2013 13: 21 New
      -2
      Quote: RPD
      the blood of Soviet people shed in that war because of the Americans, who spurred and nourished Hitler, is more expensive than any help. they still owe us as bloodlines

      It is also necessary to see who fed him the most, drove him grain and metals at a time when France and England fought with might and main. For many in the USA, our European fuss was a damn thing. We attacked Finland, then divided Poland, because of the ocean it was very difficult to understand who is who, the positions of isolationists were strong. Roosevelt showed great state wisdom by dragging the Lend-Lease Act through Congress and extending its effect to the USSR
      1. smile
        smile 18 March 2013 16: 05 New
        +1
        bairat (
        Yes, you need to watch. And if you look closely, you will see that the entire fuel industry in Germany, including all synthetic gasoline plants, was created thanks to the Americans. Communication is almost the same story. Hitler received loans from the United States for a larger amount than the Americans sold us on lend-lease.
        But what's wrong with the fact that we returned part of the territory of Ukraine and Belarus, captured by Poland (which, together with Hitler, tore up Czechoslovakia - occupied the Teszy region) previously captured by Poland thanks to the help of the Entente?
        What is bad is that we sent troops into the territory of an already defunct state whose army fled, the government rode off over the hill. And until the very moment of destruction, Poland pursued a policy of polonization, the most severe oppression of the non-Polish population?
        What is wrong with the fact that we returned the state, which was taken from us by force, whose leaders made such plans:
        June 9, 1936. Pilsudski: The Führer (about whom he said earlier - I’m proud that I am a contemporary of this great man) foresees a conflict in the Far East. Japan will defeat Russia. This colossus will collapse. Then our great hour will come. Then we will stock up on land a hundred years in advance.
        another quote from the report of the 2nd department of the General Staff of the Polish Army for 1938: The dismemberment of Russia lies at the heart of Polish politics in the East. Therefore, our possible position should be reduced to the formula - who will participate in the section. Poland should not remain passive at such a wonderful moment. The main goal is to weaken and defeat Russia.

        Do you like such neighbors? Are you really inclined to consider this country, which Churchill called the hyena of Europe, to consider our innocent victim?
        The same story with Finland - there is simply no time to write. I just want to correct you - we liberated our land from the Poles before we sorted out the no less hostile fascist Finland.
        1. bairat
          bairat 18 March 2013 19: 46 New
          0
          Quote: smile
          Do you like such neighbors? Are you really inclined to consider this country, which Churchill called the hyena of Europe, to consider our innocent victim?
          The same story with Finland - there is simply no time to write. I just want to correct you - we liberated our land from the Poles before we sorted out the no less hostile fascist Finland.

          The Germans, by the way, also returned their lands and pacified the presumptuous Poles. For the Americans, we were not particularly different from the Germans. Anti-Semitic sentiments were widespread both in Britain and in the USA (I note that not without reason).
          What am I saying all this: not in order to magnify and whitewash America, but only for a clear understanding of the processes that were taking place then. And when they start to attract history by the ears, I remember here I don’t remember, this lays the groundwork for future mistakes.
          I consider Roosevelt a great man and friend of the then USSR. Truman replaced him, since then everything has changed. Unfortunately, we also had a hand in this, which is worth at least grabbing the B-29 bombers that had landed on an emergency landing, and one was even shot down justifying this with a pre-war agreement with Japan (this is a couple of months before smashing it to the nines).
          1. smile
            smile 18 March 2013 20: 10 New
            +1
            bairat
            Well, I roughly agree with this, with the exception of the following:
            Poland was not going to attack Germany, despite their summer 39g. rhetoric, and it was getting ready and preparing for us quite seriously, actually this is a three-century dream of the Polish, so-called elite.
            Roosevelt - rather a forced exception among American presidents, I repeat - Here is Woodrow Wilson’s policy statement in 1919: Russia is too large and homogeneous. It must be reduced to the Central Russian Upland. Before us will be a blank sheet of paper on which we trace the fate of the Russian peoples.
            And as for the downed planes — they shot down our planes, inflicted a battalion emplacement for our troops and were punished for it, they drowned our ships in the Far East — these are trifles that do not matter.
            1. bairat
              bairat 19 March 2013 07: 44 New
              0
              Quote: smile
              And as for the downed planes — they shot down our planes, inflicted a battalion emplacement for our troops and were punished for it, they drowned our ships in the Far East — these are trifles that do not matter.

              If not difficult, give a link to these events.
      2. bord731
        bord731 18 March 2013 22: 52 New
        0
        France fought with might and main? Do not make me laugh. "No, the question must be posed more broadly, historians answered. Take the first two weeks of the war in France and the USSR. Already on the fifth day of the war, the real war that began on May 10, 1940, and not what the Germans called" sedentary ", the Americans and the British - “strange” when there was simply no fighting, the new French Prime Minister Reine called Churchill and said: “We were defeated.” Churchill immediately flew to Paris, hoping to raise the spirits of the union government. But he didn’t succeed. Did the French try did the troops leave the encirclement, did they have their own Brest Fortress, their own battle of Smolensk? Their heroic battles encircled near Vyazma? Did the Parisians come out to dig anti-tank ditches? Did anyone call them to action? He proposed a fight program? No, the leadership - and the civilian, and military - led France to become a collaborator and work for Germany throughout the war. The country lost its honor. For the most part, the French fled south and west, they did not want to fight, the main thing was save your wallets. De Gaulle called out to them from London, but only hundreds responded. "Http://www.warmech.ru/index.html
        1. bairat
          bairat 19 March 2013 08: 00 New
          0
          I agree, the French are disgraced. But the French company for the Germans was also not a walk under a hail of bouquets from women. "German troops lost 45 people killed, 074 wounded and 110 missing." And at that time we sent grain and metals to Germany, do you feel the difference?
  24. Rrrrr
    Rrrrr 18 March 2013 13: 44 New
    +3
    I demand to return the nationality to registered users of the site !!! Where are the country flags? Is someone afraid of something, or is it easier for some foreigners to fool us and make trouble? Return the flags !!!
  25. RPD
    RPD 18 March 2013 13: 50 New
    +1
    “In total, Lend-Lease deliveries amounted to about $ 50,1 billion (equivalent to approximately $ 610 billion in 2008 prices), of which $ 31,4 billion was delivered to the UK, $ 11,3 billion to the USSR, $ 3,2 billion to France and $ 1,6 billion - to China. Reverse Lend-Lease (allied supplies to the USA) amounted to $ 7,8 billion, of which $ 6,8 billion went to the UK and Commonwealth countries. [3] .2 Wikipedia. Dofig Saxons won, the French also .and with your assessment of historical facts "It is necessary to see who fed him the most, drove him grain and metals while France and England fought with might and main."
    1. bairat
      bairat 18 March 2013 14: 04 New
      -2
      Quote: RPD
      and with his assessment of historical facts "It is still necessary to see who fed him the most, drove him grain and metals at a time when France and England fought with might and main." sound in langley

      Zvizdun, do you deny the fact of the supply of grain and metals?
      1. RPD
        RPD 18 March 2013 14: 09 New
        +1
        It’s ridiculous to deny the obvious, as well as Ford’s deliveries to Germany throughout the war dibilko
        1. bairat
          bairat 18 March 2013 14: 32 New
          -3
          Naturally captured plants began to work for the Germans. It would be strange if they began to officially supply resistance fighters and other partisans.
          1. RPD
            RPD 18 March 2013 14: 37 New
            +2
            resistance fighters only managed to their own women, whom they put under the Germans tearing down the war, cut their hair and then after the war
            1. bairat
              bairat 18 March 2013 14: 52 New
              0
              I hope you do not blame the KhPZ workers who repaired German tanks.
              1. RPD
                RPD 18 March 2013 15: 04 New
                0
                familiar approach. the conversation ended
      2. RPD
        RPD 18 March 2013 14: 13 New
        +1
        if you don’t understand the difference between the statements “assessment of historical facts” and “denial of historical facts”, all the more you sound in the langley, even if you bring benefits
      3. aleshka
        aleshka 18 March 2013 18: 35 New
        0
        you’re kind of one-sided, you learn how to help! read different sources, otherwise it’ll directly wedge you!
  26. Drosselmeyer
    Drosselmeyer 18 March 2013 14: 30 New
    +5
    Why is there such nonsense in this article?
    +++ The regular army appeared in America only with the beginning of the Civil War of 1861-1865. +++
    And the author will not tell who fought for the US Army in the US-Mexican War of 1846-48 and grew a third of the country's territory?
    And again, the facts are from the air. The author is not destined to look into the directory and find out that in the First World USA it lost 116 thousand killed and about 200 thousand wounded, while mobilizing 4 million 700 thousand people. So, the US Army directly ceased to exist.
    There is nothing to say about the war with Iraq in 1991. Where did these crazy ten thousand dead come from? Killed 298 Americans. And again, nonsense about the losses in the 2003 war. Where did 30 thousand killed come from? The author does not know the official figure of 4 killed?
    On the high cost of military education. Let the author review the biography of Colin Powell, the son of a dressmaker and clothing merchant.
    Enough to write this hatless, urapatriotic nonsense, which has nothing to do with reality.
    1. Setrac
      Setrac 19 March 2013 16: 20 New
      -1
      Dear Drosselmeyer, your 298 dead Americans are less than the statistical loss from accidents, you might as well have said that no one was killed by the Pandos. Who will believe you, a liar?
      1. Drosselmeyer
        Drosselmeyer 20 March 2013 00: 22 New
        -1
        Quote: Setrac
        Dear Drosselmeyer, your 298 dead Americans are less than the statistical loss from accidents, you might as well have said that no one was killed by the Pandos. Who will believe you, a liar?

        Unrecognized, before you bring nonsense, you should look in the directories or on the Internet and, lo and behold, we learn that the American army suffered 147 casualties and 298 taken together.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 22 March 2013 16: 50 New
          0
          Quote: Drosselmeyer
          Unrecognized, before you bring nonsense, you should look in the directories or on the Internet and, lo and behold, we learn that the American army suffered 147 casualties and 298 taken together.


          Very disrespectful (read obscenely) Drosselmeyer, there are different numbers everywhere, if you consider yourself smarter than others, then as a rule the situation is actually the opposite.
  27. kamakim
    kamakim 18 March 2013 15: 33 New
    0
    where they shout most of all about freedom, in the most deed of it it is least of all. and if you enter a large port and see there a large statue glorifying freedom, then it is worth considering ... (inaccurate quote from a beautiful book)
  28. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 18 March 2013 15: 55 New
    0
    Quote: Vovka Levka
    Here are these articles and reviews from the field of envy. Subconsciously, we envy them, that is, a toad presses us. A friend of mine, who returned from a long trip from the United States in early 2000, said the following thing: if America hadn’t paid a fee or pension for at least 1 month, then the Americans would have demolished the White House and Congress wouldn’t bother too much. This is one difference from us, and the other is that to an ordinary American, absolutely to a light bulb how Europe, Russia live and so on. They are only interested in how they live. And we are rowed by everything, give us the scale, but the fact that we do not see under the nose. And the rest are ordinary people with their concerns and problems.
    An acquaintance of mine, an intelligent peasant, thumped like a horse, to see him sober was an event worthy of the Guinness Book of Records. My wife went to the USA. Now he doesn’t drink, he works at two jobs. I ask what the point is, says no time, we need to work, earn money. I absolutely do not idealize America, they have a lot of problems, like us, they live their own minds, and we need to live our own.
    And politicians, they are on their own wave, what is here, what is there.
    And about electronics, we never had electronics. All microchips are stolen analogues, and when you copy, you always stay.
    Yes, in the USA they do not make TVs and so on, but they put the emphasis on processor and microprocessor technology and not on the release for development. And at this stage they are ahead of the rest and this is a fact. Of course, everything does not last forever under the moon, and this is also a fact.

    Yes, man, you went too far, the idea of ​​conversation about the wars unleashed by the United States, and you're about some kind of envy. Yes, in one place I turned these Magdak children! Wash those that you say mishandled Cossacks and secretly want to dump over a hill. So bring it down, no one is holding you and already shout from there that we envy you fool
  29. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 18 March 2013 16: 04 New
    +1
    Yes gentlemen, I get the impression that half of the commentators are nationals of America, so they praise her!
  30. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 18 March 2013 16: 11 New
    +1
    [quote = Vovka Levka] And as you like, many just live on benefits and have everyone in one place. One of my acquaintances, an electronics engineer, by the way is very intelligent, went to Germany and sits on benefits. And he tells me normally, and I need to work it, I have enough. The moral of that fable is the same as for me: everyone should live as he sees fit and not indicate how others should live.

    And in the USSR, the collective farm was a “voluntary” business, and whoever did not want to voluntarily, then Kolymaaaaaaa would have enough space for everyone. This is not to my liking. [/ Quo
    Something you all know who is in America, who is in Germany and lives well for everyone, you grind this fact, you ENVY! But before this America, we didn’t write about how well it was on the drum, but initially the conversation was about something else.
    1. Vovka levka
      Vovka levka 18 March 2013 19: 03 New
      +3
      First, no one praises America, and no one is going to bring it down. And no one suffers illusions.
      If you read articles and comments on the site, sometimes words are not enough, how they are doing badly, and how we will tear them apart. But we cannot make a passenger car normal, and so on.
      Underestimating a potential adversary leads to defeat.
      Explore the world, take the good, note the bad and do not fly in the clouds, otherwise the higher you fly, the more painful it is to fall.
  31. stalkerwalker
    stalkerwalker 18 March 2013 16: 45 New
    +5
    1. In the United States there are many good and good people who suffer from their government no less than we do from ours.
    2. When the US economy collapses (when the world trade system collapses) little will not seem to anyone, including us.
    3. It’s not worth gloating like that - we, Russians, have problems above the roof. And we are to solve these problems.
    1. amp
      amp 18 March 2013 17: 31 New
      +1
      There are no objections to the first. At the expense of the second, I completely disagree. Why would Russia stop selling oil, say China, if the US economy collapses? As for the third, we have every right.
      1. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker 18 March 2013 21: 39 New
        +4
        The entire world (or almost all) economy is worth am.dollars. When a buck is bad - it’s bad and I’m hacking. Poor Eureka - and the ruble cries. This is so, very, very brief, at the level of the 3 class.
  32. amp
    amp 18 March 2013 17: 32 New
    0
    Yes, they themselves begin to understand this. That is why RT is the smallest popular satellite channel in the USA.
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 18 March 2013 21: 49 New
      +4
      I have not been to the USA since 1998. And in December of the 2012, I had the opportunity to compare CNN / BBC with Russia today - I watched about 70 of the OPEN ETHERAL channels in eastern England in digital format (by the way - we can only watch a number by cable or satellite). My opinion: RT is a tendentiously composed program. Facts and events are presented roughly, in the spirit of officialdom of the 80 of the last century. I repeat - this is my vision, my opinion. But. The local man will believe his channels more than foreign ones.
  33. optimist
    optimist 18 March 2013 17: 44 New
    +1
    Also an author for me - "I discovered America!" Those who know a little bit of history will remember whose descendants now inhabit the North American continent. But this was basically all the trash from Europe: criminals, swindlers, prostitutes and other antisocial elements, many of which were threatened by the gallows. Any hardest fucking bloke .. also speaks most of all of chastity and virtue. And our task is to know the history well and teach our children so that propaganda will not be conducted on the enemy.
  34. deman73
    deman73 18 March 2013 18: 01 New
    0
    Nothing else we will hold our Victory Parade in Washington wink
  35. Odysseus
    Odysseus 18 March 2013 18: 27 New
    +1
    1) Russia now has such a number of its own intractable problems that, frankly, we are not up to foreign policy ambitions and the problems of other countries.
    2) But speaking of America, objectively, the United States does have weaknesses that can be exploited, but, unfortunately, the author not only didn’t point out these weaknesses arising from the peculiarities of the socio-economic structure of the United States, but also managed to article about the American myth to create a bunch of their own negative myths about America.
    For example, the myth of the American Army’s weakness is confirmed by frankly ridiculous statements about 30000 killed American soldiers in the first few months of the Iraq war in 2003, and other equally strange statements.
    1. bairat
      bairat 18 March 2013 19: 19 New
      0
      Quote: Odyssey
      For example, the myth of the American Army’s weakness is confirmed by frankly ridiculous statements about 30000 killed American soldiers in the first few months of the Iraq war in 2003, and other equally strange statements.

      But how this myth was joyfully picked up by local fools, showering each other with pluses. Some kind of kindergarten.
  36. George
    George 18 March 2013 19: 15 New
    +1
    Hello everyone!
    I read the article, comments. I will express my opinion.
    Someone speaks of the defenselessness of American citizens before the willfulness and ambitions of the ruling elite. Well, we have the same thing.
    The only difference is that the Yankees in every way exalt themselves (even in our own eyes), and we sprinkle our heads with ash and self-abase. Only recently, our authorities decided (finally) to take up the patriotic education of youth, this is after more than 20 years of the "wind of freedom in the head."
    Only the Yankees (and whoever is with them) miscalculated brutally, believing that with their cuds and popcorn they dusted our brains. Our memory is alive.
    Therefore, they are waiting for:
  37. Prometey
    Prometey 18 March 2013 20: 48 New
    +3
    I read the article with interest, but did not understand what kind of information load it carries. The fact that the US has problems is obvious. Our political writer Oleg Platonov wrote the book Why America Dies, where he also described in detail the vices and problems of American civilization. But for now, it is obvious - as many would not like - the United States remains the only superpower on the planet. You can talk a lot about the inflated American army, but it is more than fulfilling the tasks set by its government - the overthrow of objectionable political regimes is inevitable - Milosevic in Yugoslavia, Hussein in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan, Gaddafi in Libya. Syria is next in line. This is somehow sad, given that Russia has been busy in Chechnya for 10 years before annihilating the main extremists.
    Honestly, it makes no difference to me what is in America, but I am very sad about Russian reality. I get cheekbones from anger and powerlessness when I see these well-fed, happy hari of Putininoid shobla broadcasting to us that every year life in Russia is getting better and more fun. But I don’t understand what my parents (like millions of others like them) were guilty of, that having worked honestly for 35-40 years and retired, they receive a handout from the state of 9000 rubles, despite the fact that the mother needs 18000 for treatment in the hospital thousand (but we have such affordable medicine). Why is old age in Russia not a well-deserved rest, but a curse that actually dooms a person to poverty?
    Now they are promoting this great construction project called Sochi-2014, calling it the future pride of the country. Of course, we will never know how many thieves and crafters have welded up at this construction site. But even on the basis of official figures aimed at money sawed construction, you can estimate how much, indeed, useful things could be created on them - to build children's sanatoriums and rest homes, housing for the needy, new roads in remote corners of the country, upgrade communications in the army (shame in the war with Georgia in 2008), yes you never know what. Yes, somehow sad, and a feeling of complete hopelessness.
  38. viruskvartirus
    viruskvartirus 18 March 2013 20: 53 New
    0
    All this if applied to a person and not to the state ... can be characterized in two phrases ... it doesn’t matter if you know how to pass for and the dude is swollen from impunity, he has not been beaten for a long time.
  39. Centaurus
    Centaurus 18 March 2013 21: 31 New
    +2
    I didn’t put an article. Because it causes a very contradictory feeling in me. On the one hand, there seems to be logic, and something is really correct. On the other hand, the general sense in the second half of the article comes down to (as I understand it) that in the USA there is no professional army at all. Well, basically. Not a soldier. no command staff.
    Of course, I really apologize. Don’t think anything bad about me, but ... how you can’t believe it. The enemy, of course, the enemy. But it’s just out of envy of him to pour mud over it like that ... at least not worthily.
    I have no doubt whatsoever that put the veteran of the desatnik of Russia against the US veteran marine, the first of the second will be rammed headlong into the asphalt.
    But as for the lack of a professional army among the Americans, this is, in my opinion, a somewhat hasty and unreasoned statement.
    I heard and read the exact opposite. In the end, the organization of military operations and the army as such is better and more reliable than most armies in the world. And they borrowed a lot of interesting things from the Nazis.
    (Yes, Hitler’s army-ki. But they knew how to fight) o_0!
    But the Americans have better pilots, forgive me, the Russian trained. Not to mention sailors.

    Ps
    If there is a kind person among you who is able to dispel my "illusions" regarding the US Army, I will only be glad. ;)
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 18 March 2013 22: 01 New
      +6
      Theses about the "decaying bourgeoisie" put forward a hundred years ago, grandfather Ulyanov-Lenin. Then the "red" political scientists muttered about "decaying capitalism" and the "bestial grin of American imperialism" (which did not stop these political scientists from drinking Yankees' whiskey and mocking Kamel). And today, I can’t understand why, in advance we bury the most powerful country in military and economic terms. The United States, as a state, can not be loved, even hated. But respect must be. To all our sobs and cries they have a counter-test question: "If you are so smart, why are you so poor?"
      1. RPD
        RPD 18 March 2013 22: 06 New
        +1
        some poor? we don’t ask others, we serve
      2. Centaurus
        Centaurus April 7 2013 14: 20 New
        0
        Well, poverty is a very relative concept.
        Are you living bad? You don’t have a TV, you can’t fly anywhere on vacation, or you don’t have enough gasoline?

        And if you mean the majority, or more precisely, not the wealthy layer ... so it has always been and will be in all countries without exception.
        And in the USA, life is also far from a fairy tale. No matter how it seemed to us. They even have enough homeless people and tramps in the movies. And given the tendency of the West to downplay their own shortcomings (which is generally logical), we can assume that they have no less homeless people, and maybe somewhere more than in post-Soviet countries.
    2. Prometey
      Prometey 18 March 2013 23: 02 New
      +3
      [quote = Centaurus]
      I agree with you (I can not plus, it does not work). To write about the fact that the United States was straining with the highest command staff after their army drove away several countries for 10 years (albeit not brilliant with military power), at least carelessly and incompetently. At least their soldiers and commanders fought when our conscripts built general dachas. Any combat experience is experience, and since 1999, the amers have gained more than necessary and can teach any of our staff members how to use modern weapons in local conflicts. I do not applaud their military successes and, from my civic standpoint, I condemn American aggression of recent decades. But it’s somehow foolish to underestimate the military power of the NATO (read American) military machine. You can talk about the “heroism” of the Yankees as much as you like, but during the street battles in Mogadishu in 1993, they lost 50 rangers and 3 helicopters, but they pulled all of their soldiers out of the heat of urban fighting. A year later, in Grozny, in the first 3 days of fighting, the Russian army will place 700 soldiers from only one Maykop brigade, losing dozens of armored vehicles, leaving dozens of wounded and fallen in the hands of the enemy. Yes, maybe Mogadishu and Grozny are not quite the same thing, but an approach to planning and conducting face surgery. It may be enough to engage in cap-making, but it is worth studying someone else's experience.
  40. RPD
    RPD 18 March 2013 22: 11 New
    0
    "But as for the lack of a professional army among the Americans, this is, in my opinion, a somewhat hasty and unreasoned statement." this is of course a race ... they’re quite a warrior, only different wars
  41. Jack
    Jack 18 March 2013 22: 34 New
    +4
    I don’t know how you guys are, and I am more than America more concerned about our Far Eastern friends.
    And what about the USA? They are not really the worst country, it’s just that we have a tradition from the distant times - not to love America (more often, however, the Jews are to blame laughing ) But if you think about it - they have a lot of achievements, we just borrow the worst of them. All sorts of McDonald's, food from which, at least once, but almost everyone ate (sometimes I want to indulge, well seriously), Nigerian culture, and other garbage.
    And the weather there is done not by ordinary people, but by corrupt politicians, here we are even alike. And the people are the same everywhere, no one wants war. We would like to - there would be no mass demonstrations. To whom it is good from wars - only to politicians, but to those who are sick at heart. But the people do not - hunger, death and other horrors, no one wants.
  42. Vovka levka
    Vovka levka 18 March 2013 23: 15 New
    +1
    In the top ten.
    China is really a problem, God forbid that something is wrong, the living will envy the dead.
  43. Kotleopold
    Kotleopold 18 March 2013 23: 35 New
    +1
    Quote: rolik
    propaganda of reality must be transferred to the countries of "partners"

    And in their native language. bully
  44. Avisarra
    Avisarra 18 March 2013 23: 46 New
    0
    Quote: lewerlin53rus
    Children draw wink


    Bravo! good kid!
  45. CARBON
    CARBON 19 March 2013 00: 45 New
    0
    I will not write how I hate the United States. I can only say one thing: the USA has ceased to be a hegemon a very long time ago. More precisely, on October 4, 1957, when the USSR launched the first artificial satellite. On this day, they became vulnerable and could no longer recklessly create their own policies. After that, their entire policy turned into a constant arms race with the escalation of hysteria, but nothing will help them. PRO is the last "exhaust" of a dying reptile living for profit. Their way of life does not provide for deprivation, even in the small, and even more so to lose their worthless animal existence of absorption and pleasures.
    1. Prometey
      Prometey 19 March 2013 09: 15 New
      0
      Carbon
      That's right, but such a state has long ceased to exist (USSR), and the United States is still there.
  46. El-bog
    El-bog 19 March 2013 02: 09 New
    0
    And about electronics, we never had electronics. All microchips are stolen analogues, and when you copy, you always stay.

    This is about Our electronics. We had it, but not for long ..
    http://malchish.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=390&Itemid=33
  47. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 19 March 2013 08: 49 New
    +7
    The Germans also considered themselves a race of masters and wanted to rule the whole world .... And where is their Reich now? lol
  48. rubber_duck
    rubber_duck 20 March 2013 15: 09 New
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    America took part in a large number of military conflicts, some of which were directly unleashed by the Americans
    "Some of which" ... Tell me at least three that were not unleashed by the Americans. laughing
  49. Bars90
    Bars90 20 March 2013 15: 15 New
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    The United States does not have the fundamental foundation of strong statehood. Keyword FUNDAMENTAL (FUNDAMENTAL). The United States of America has never been a unique country. She will stand on a par with the Reich ... The uniqueness is that it is a collection of all nationalities. The key nationality, state-building NO is simply ...
  50. darksoul
    darksoul 24 March 2013 00: 05 New
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    Oh, these Yankees with their statue of freedom, everywhere carry shit democracy ...... let their mother look at our Motherland, it will immediately become clear who will cut eggs to whom laughing