We all love and respect the friendly American people, starting with its popularly elected president, for whom even 108% voted for somewhere in Ohio, and many electronic voting machines were not only “default” tuned to Barak Hussein, but also neither automatically switched after pressing a button from Romney to Obama. The man who drank his self-made beer, sweetened with medcom, in the Oval Office, while NATO forces bombed poor Libya, is truly worthy of respect. The one who is going to arm the cannibals, the rebels in Syria to the teeth, who negotiate with the Taliban in order to legitimize these terrorists in the eyes of the world community and set them up by election to the throne in Afghanistan, and from there continue to steer opium flows to Central Asia, who in Egypt, he approved of the “choice of the people”, when an ardent Islamist and “Muslim brother” Mursi broke through to power - he truly deserves not only respect, but also the Nobel Peace Prize. Finally, the one who is on a couple with George W. Bush is responsible for the total global surveillance-wiretapping, carried out by various electronic means, either by the NSA or the CIA, is perfectly suited to be captured on the cover of "Time" as a "man of the year" , even in the picture in dark colors. Dark tones - they are just right, Orwell's novel "1984" also can not be called comics.
Now Mr. Obama has once again decided to disarm Russia. It was as if Libya and Iraq were not, and there are no threats to Syria and Iran. And as if Washington does not have that right, which he himself ascribed to himself in the strategic doctrine: the United States can launch a preventive nuclear strike on any country, as soon as they feel the danger to themselves and their loved ones.
Of course, the cause of all is the crisis, budget sequestration and “defense” cuts (half a trillion dollars over 10 years). The White House does not have money not only for new weapons, but also for the maintenance of existing ones. But America cannot reduce the number of warheads, etc., unilaterally. Under Gorbachev and Yeltsin, such speeches enjoyed some success in Moscow - it seems that Obama, whose cat had cried out for his own ideas, decided to copy-paste a historical lesson, so that his results could be “pasted” right on the tablets.
To cut in Russia, and at the same time at home, Obama decided quite a lot: to take away a third from the level defined by the treaty on strategic offensive arms from the 2010 year. So that in the Kremlin there is no doubt about his sincerity and decency, Barak Hussein proposed to carry out the procedure of reducing arsenals at the same time.
In Berlin, at the Brandenburg Gate, where the American president was speaking, his speech was appreciated by applause. Starting somewhere from the 45 of the last century, Germany is not a belligerent power, which significantly affected its successful economy. It cannot be said that non-nuclear ideas are not to the Germans. Like - since the time when the Americans dropped a couple of atomic bombs on the Japanese. Bombing Dresden did without the "Kids", but the city turned into ruins.
Speaking the first phrases of his nuclear-free speech, Mr. Obama got rid of his jacket (it was thirty degrees of heat), threw it to the guard and rolled up his shirt sleeves. Then he swallowed some water and explained to the crowd of Germans through an interpreter that it was possible to be a little bit informal, because friends gathered here.
These friends, who were listening to Obama, could not take a sip of water in the heat: thinking about the notorious security, the Berlin police, without a doubt, taught by state colleagues, forbade the public to bring ordinary bottles of water with them. Obama himself was sealed under bullet-proof glass, and half a kilometer from the Brandenburg Gate all streets were blocked. Military helicopters were sent into the sky. It is possible that nuclear missiles were aimed at Berlin. Purely informal communication.
In Berlin, the US president agreed to a complete review of the US defense strategy. Enough for us, they say, rockets and bombs for defense.
However, Obama has been pushing speeches about reducing arsenals since 2009, since he was inaugurated. Approximately the same time, he closes the prison in Guantanamo, where prisoners have been languishing for years without trial. Making this peacemaker outstanding is clearly hampered by the Congress (however, in 2011, when Libya happened, Obama did without Congress).
In a conversation with a reporter "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" Stephen Peifer, director of the arms control program at the Brookings Institution, noted that “the 1550 level of warheads agreed to today is more than what the US and Russia need to contain each other.” “I think that the prospect of striking the United States with thousands of warheads from Russia, as well as the prospect of striking thousands of American warheads on the territory of the Russian Federation, will be a sufficient deterrent and sobering factor for the leadership of both countries,” the expert explained.
According to Mr. Pifer, the talk about lowering the ceiling of the American strategic potential is related to the issues of budget savings. The White House needs to make decisions about how much to purchase strategic submarine missile carriers and how to replace the Minuteman-3 intercontinental missiles, whose resources expire within 15 years.
If you look at it from a crisis point of view, the program of cuts, which Mr. Obama promotes in economically difficult times, looks justified. Moreover, he, Obama, is not even guilty of the fact that his homeland was loaded with nuclear weapons for the most not indulge. This is all his predecessors have accumulated. And he, having disarmed and relieved the budget of the nuclear burden, will work on corn and windmills. At the same time he will help out of the crisis and Russia.
The idea is, of course, both good and ingenious. In the end, everyone will be happy. Almost like Leo Tolstoy. Only now, after Livia, Obama, as a boy from a famous fairy tale, falsely shouted "Wolves!", No one believes. Even the State Department.
Whether Obama badly coordinated his plans with his own administration, or the administration went against the boss, but State Department spokeswoman Jane Psaki, whose words leads Rosbalt, said that the United States does not have concrete plans to establish working contacts with Russia for the implementation of the reduction proposals put forward by the president.
Nothing, the president will do without the State Department. He will do everything himself.
“We want to reduce our nuclear potential by a third. I intend to initiate negotiations with Russia ", - Obama quotes RIA News".
Cliff Kupchan, an expert at the Eurasia Group analytical company and a former employee of the US State Department, doubts Obama's plans are realistic: “This is a very long business. <...> Russia has a lot of such (tactical nuclear) weapons. Interests are completely asymmetrical. But for strategic weapons, I think there is some chance, "Kupchan said. RIA News". For the reduction of strategic offensive weapons, the expert believes, the main obstacle is the disagreement over the US missile defense system, which Moscow considers itself a threat.
As for America, there are fewer obstacles for disarmament there than in Russia, the expert thinks. “Obama is confronted mainly by political confrontation - conservative forces in Congress against the reduction of nuclear arsenals. In Russia, this is a strategic challenge, because both the political and military elite view cuts as a threat to the potential for nuclear deterrence, ”said Mr. Kupchan.
The President of Russia, who was on Tuesday in St. Petersburg at a meeting on state defense orders, responded to the next urge of Obama's peacekeeping following words:
“We cannot allow the balance of the strategic deterrence system to be upset, to reduce the effectiveness of our nuclear forces. Therefore, the creation of military-space defense will continue to be one of the key areas of military construction. ”
The comrades of Pushkov and Rogozin also responded to the Obama initiative.
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Alexei Pushkov wrote in the Twitter microblog:
“The United States cannot count on our agreement to reduce nuclear weapons in conditions when they are building up their ultra-precise systems and are preparing missile defense.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin urged not to take seriously the proposals of Barack Obama to reduce nuclear potentials - as long as the missile defense system is being built. Defensive and offensive systems are interrelated things, said Deputy Dmitry Medvedev, who is quoted as saying "Vesti" With reference to ITAR-TASS:
“The offensive arms race is behind the defensive race and vice versa. Not to understand this means either simply to openly lie, dissemble, bluff, or to demonstrate your deep unprofessionalism. ”
Alexander Gasyuk ("Russian newspaper") cites the opinion of the head of the Institute of the USA and Canada, RAS, Sergei Rogov. The scientist believes that to address the issue of reducing tactical nuclear weapons, you must first resolve the issue of the American missile defense system in Europe, as well as the issue of high-precision weapons, which Washington has in large quantities.
However, defense strategists sitting on Capitol Hill will still not allow Obama to start moving in the direction of cuts - just as they do not allow him to close the Guantanamo prison. America must defend itself: enemies are a rod from all sides. This nonsense in Congress has long been registered as a geopolitical axiom.
"I definitely will not support unilateral concessions, and the US administration needs to seriously consider how dangerous the world is," said the head of the Republican minority in the senate, John Cornyn.
Other congressmen called the idea of reducing American nuclear weapons "mindless sleepwalking," said columnist RG.
“Experience shows that the nuclear arsenals of other countries are growing. Russia challenges us at every stage, attempts to curb the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran fail ... Now is not the time to chase further reductions in strategic nuclear forces, ”leads "Sight" with reference to the RIA "News»Words of Republican Senator Jim Inhof.
Kelly Ayotte, senator from New Hampshire, called on the US administration to talk to Moscow from a position of strength, recalling the differences on the situation in Syria. “President Obama’s desire to further reduce our nuclear arsenal is both erroneous and dangerous ... Putin considers weakness as a compromise,” she said.
In the eyes of these people, Russia remains the enemy of America in the era of the Cold War, and they use their mandates to prevent Obama from imprinting on historical tables.
But it is for them, senators from the Republican Party, that Barack Obama, who knows from the Minister of Finance, that after the September 2013 of the tornado of the economic crisis will make a new round around the United States, is a nuclear-free game with the Kremlin. There is no money to maintain a nuclear arsenal in any case - whether Moscow supports Obama’s idea or not. But the initiative to unilaterally reduce nuclear weapons, ignoring the “threats” of Russia a little, will cause such an attack of hysteria in senators that they immediately, declaring Obama an FSB agent, will impeach him and send him to Guantanamo - an institution that has functioned regularly just because waiting for a dear guest.