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The White House failed to restart the "old apparatchik"

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Talk of a "reset" between the United States and Russia resumed with a new force after several Latin American countries, one after another, offered the exposer Edward Snowden to obtain political asylum. One of the followers of the “reset” theme was Mr. McCain, a Republican senator from among those advocates of democracy who are called “hawks”. This senator, as we all know, does not approve of President Obama’s activities. But far less he approves of V. V. Putin’s activities.




How is the channel "InoTV", about Snowden, McCain was asked on the American channel CBS in the program “Face The Nation” (July 7). The essence of the question: can the US use military force to stop the fugitive Snowden, to return or catch him leaving Russia and moving to the country where he is ready to give asylum?

McCain's answer (quote):

“I don’t think that we can do something, there are certain norms of international law. But the lesson we learned is the following: look at our relationship with Putin. We should forget about this "reset button". It is quite clear who he really is - an old otchiktor, a KGB colonel, and he is not interested in improving relations with the United States. Otherwise, he would have taken care that Mr. Snowden be sent to us.

We should be much more realistic about Russia and Putin in order to adequately respond to their actions against us. ”


Despite the “reset”, relations between Russia and the United States continue to deteriorate, political scientists Matthew Royansky and Nicholas Gvozdev write in an article for the New York Times.

"Last year's search for scapegoats before the elections in both countries, the imposition of mutual sanctions, the ever-worsening mediated war in Syria and the potentially infinite stock of mutual accusations connected with spies and dissidents," - quotes the material "InoTV".

Similar and other "symptoms" indicate that there is a serious rift between Washington and Moscow, political analysts say. As for the “saga about Edward Snowden,” it became another crisis that struck relations between countries.

Meanwhile, playing a "central role" in many issues, "relating to security, prosperity and international influence of the United States," Russia has "even more significance than China" for Washington.

It (Russia) is important both in Europe, in the Atlantic, and in the APR, and can deal with such global problems as “climate change, emerging threats of cyber security”, etc., up to the “effect of a global pandemic of a disease” .

Everything, it turns out, can Russia, and if she holds hands with the United States, then they will not be equal.

“Imagine what the Americans and the Russians could have achieved if they hadn’t spent time putting sticks in each other’s wheels. A good example of what could be is the joint work of Russia and the United States to maintain an international presence in space, one of those areas where their cooperation continues. ”


Analysts advise Moscow and Washington to focus on the "fundamental aspects of their relationship" and solve the so-called problem of perception. After all

"... two decades after the end of the Cold War, the Russians consider the US a hypocritical power, imposing its will on others, while the Americans condescendly consider Russia to be a disreputable caricature of authoritarianism and illegitimacy."


There is little “illegitimacy”, so there are also “barriers constantly created for free communication between countries and investments”.

Between the lines is read: Russian is to blame for everything. We, they say, go to meet them, and they turn into a dark alley.

Maybe it will solve the personal friendship of the leaders? No, not her. It is generally optional.

“Putin and Obama don't need to be friends. However, they must show that relations between Russia and the United States are important, put an end to the destructive “provocation-response” cycle and take measures to maintain the foundations of joint investment, moving between countries and trade. ”


Well, and if Obama and Putin do not obey political analysts?

Then the two countries will slide into a “permanent confrontation.” And nothing will save the world. The ability to "quickly solve urgent global problems will evaporate forever."

We will not remind you that the global confrontation (bipolar world) lasted for several decades, starting with the end of the Second World War. As a result, the ability to “promptly solve urgent global problems” did not evaporate at all “forever”. Moreover, the “April theses” by Mikhail S. Gorbachev, and then his regular trips to the countries of the West, showed perfectly what could be the end of “permanent confrontation”.

Do not hint the Americans that they are ready to be friends first, starting, say, with European missile defense and friendly assistance to the fraternal peoples of Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya, they could be five and a half percent to believe. But then, the result of geopolitical friendship is known in advance: one friend will become stronger, and the second - weaker. Everybody doubts the strength of American friendship: from the Russians and the Germans (the latter compare the NSA with the Gestapo) and ending with the Syrian Islamists. It’s time for the White House to think: why are they all not listening to our political scientists? The State Department won and “likes” on 630 thousands of dollars on Facebook bought to create the appearance of love and popularity, but it doesn’t smell like friendship.

Alexander Latsa, a French journalist who has been living in Russia since 2008, in his blog "Dissonance" describes relations between Russia and the United States as degrading.

The Syrian conflict, according to Latsy, is transformed into an indirect war between Russia and America. John Kerry made a harsh statement towards Russia, calling it the main culprit for the continuation of the conflict in Syria, and Moscow urged Washington to clarify its position, to choose between a political decision ("Geneva-2") or a decision on military support for the Syrian opposition.

As for the issue with Snowden, it serves as an additional factor of diplomatic tension.

The journalist found the third factor: Russia and China (CNPC and Rosneft) signed a 25-year oil contract for 270 billion dollars. The oil partnership with China is an additional sign that Russia is opening a “window to Asia.”

Not so long ago, Vladimir Putin also described the “reset” interference at a meeting with Russia Today employees. This was told by Kira Latukhina ("Russian newspaper").

After examining the new studio complex "RT", Comrade Putin talked with the TV channel staff on geopolitical topics. The conversation focused mainly around the United States. The contradictions between the countries are cultural, noted V. Putin. Russian consciousness is based on collectivism, the American - on individualism. “Understanding each other is quite difficult, but possible,” the president noted. And then highlighted some milestones of the historical path of the Americans.

“The development of the American continent began with large-scale ethnic cleansing, which had no equal in stories of humanity, ”the head of the Russian state noted, focusing on the destruction of the indigenous population and slavery. Then he recalled the use of the atomic bomb against Japan by the States.

However, it is necessary to understand each other, there is no other choice, Comrade Putin concluded. After all, during critical periods, during the world wars, Russia and the United States united.

Then the president was asked: "Why did not the reboot take place?"

The fact is that after the collapse of the USSR, the United States began to feel like an empire, and this is an “ambush”: they cannot afford to show weakness, the president explained. It will take time for the White House to understand that "it is more profitable to negotiate and seek compromises than to impose your point of view on everyone."

Of course, the conversation turned to Snowden. Control over citizens (to combat terrorism) should be within the law, as in Russia - wiretapping with court approval, the president explained.

Then Vladimir Putin defended the Iranian nuclear program, stating that he believes in its peaceful nature.

Speaking about Syria, the head of the Russian state stressed that Moscow is not Assad’s lawyer and does not intend to interfere in the conflict of Islamic trends. Russia is worried about what is happening in general: “The entire region has plunged at least into a state of uncertainty and conflict. And Syria there too. " And all because “some people think that if this entire region is combed under that comb that someone likes, which someone calls democracy, then there will be peace and order”. All to drive out and plunge the country into chaos is not an option, the president believes.

Finally, the attitude to the opposition is another moment where, seemingly strange, the United States and Russia diverge.

The head of state said: "Any opposition is good, useful and correct if it operates within the law." In other cases, the authorities are obliged, in the interests of the majority, to bring everyone into the legislative field.

“This is in both the States and ours,” the president said. - True, we are criticized for it, and when it happens in the States, it is considered the norm. These are double standards. ”

“Our diplomatic service does not cooperate with Occupy Wall Street,” he said.

So, the individualistic traditions of American culture created almost insurmountable barriers to the understanding of Russian collectivism (also, incidentally, quite shaken from Soviet times - influenced by the same United States and M. Gorbachev’s friendly policies). And if the White House is broadcasting a “reset”, then it becomes clear: he does not want to restart the relationship and not himself, his beloved, but ... Russia.

This is the individualistic approach in geopolitics. And it is not necessarily Russia that “reboots”: the same foreign policy principle, in other cases in a more explicit format, applies to Syria, Iran, China, Venezuela, etc.

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  1. Canep
    Canep 9 July 2013 07: 42
    15
    There will not be any reboot until the United States continues to develop its missile defense, including in Europe.
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 9 July 2013 08: 11
      14
      Quote: Canep
      There will not be any reboot until the United States continues to develop its missile defense, including in Europe.

      Remember the moment when Clinton handed the symbolic button to Lavrov, there was clearly overloaded!
      1. Natalia
        Natalia 9 July 2013 08: 44
        15
        I don't think we need this reboot at all. Rather, the United States needs it in order to appease Russia and at the right moments to keep from certain actions, they say: "What are you, our AGAINST is not directed, we are losing friends, and we launched a reboot" ... well, for example Gorbachev believed. And now you see the Russians need some kind of legal guarantees.
        Here is my opinion, the Americans themselves will become good if we manage to become strong.
    2. silver_roman
      silver_roman 9 July 2013 11: 06
      +8
      that thing is not about missile defense ... it's just a tool ...
      For some reason they cannot afford to conduct adequately in relation to the Russian Federation. The same Magnitsky act speaks of this. In fact, he does nothing and does not contribute anything, but very clearly discredits his relationship with us. And this is not some kind of closed directive, but a move spread all over the world for everyone to see, and many puppets do the same. What the hell reboot ??? we do not need syshya with our imperial ambitions.
      Of course it’s nice to think that all the prejudices that have grown over half a century of the Cold War will suddenly dissolve and peace and understanding will come, the abolition of visas and other screens ... I want to believe that once we - the inhabitants of our planet will move away from these meaningless confrontations and begin to engage in truly serious matters. into a vast space, so many unexplored areas ... and we all, like amoebas, are busy in the sandbox. mankind has not yet matured ... either evolution is needed, or not given to us ...
    3. T-100
      T-100 9 July 2013 12: 03
      +9
      “Imagine what the Americans and the Russians could have achieved if they hadn’t spent time putting sticks in each other’s wheels. A good example of what could be is the joint work of Russia and the United States to maintain an international presence in space, one of those areas where their cooperation continues. ”

      Yes it would be very good. Even if all the inhabitants of the United States and their government sincerely love Russia, we will not love them. Too many wounds have been inflicted, much more sediment has not left. Let them also suffer 2 collapses of their state, 2 world wars, genocide, famine, devastation, multiple attacks of the mighty of the whole world, information war, lose 110 million people, then maybe we will only believe them))) But all this takes 120 years) )) So wait, hope "comrades" amerikosy))))
      1. redwar6
        redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 09
        +2
        T-100
        Well said, comrade. I subscribe to the words.
    4. krasin
      krasin 9 July 2013 19: 59
      +1
      Americans as a nation consisted of rapists, thieves, exiled killers - and they
      blood of freaks flows in your veins! And the thinking is the same. I just don’t understand where Black has the same thing - can this infection be transmitted ?? bully
  2. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 9 July 2013 07: 54
    -9
    probably Putin at the cottage has something similar.
    1. krasin
      krasin 9 July 2013 20: 07
      +1
      Quote: Lech from ZATULINKI
      probably Putin at the cottage has something similar.


      My friend’s measure must be known! Putin is on a horse! That is, on a bear.
  3. Hariva
    Hariva 9 July 2013 07: 56
    10
    Moreover, the “April theses” of M. S. Gorbachev, and then his regular trips to Western countries, perfectly showed what the end of the “constant confrontation” could lead to.

    If only they had such a wonderful president! Let him, too, have traveled to "poevropam" And what would have resulted in them, we really know - in the collapse of the country and the impoverishment of the people.
  4. morpogr
    morpogr 9 July 2013 07: 59
    +6
    In general, everything is as in the saying YOU SUCH a speck in the EYE. and in the log itself, and in both.
    1. redwar6
      redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 10
      0
      I would say that there is a forest, and a big one. Moreover, coniferous.
  5. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 9 July 2013 08: 05
    17
    Everyone has long known that the "West" needs Russia as a raw material appendage. And all talk about friendly relations is a bluff. American politicians always have a "knife behind their backs" and Putin understands this.
  6. krasin
    krasin 9 July 2013 08: 09
    +4
    KGB colonel, and he is not interested in improving relations with the United States. Otherwise, he would have made sure that Mr. Snowden was sent to us.


    In this case, he could be considered an American puppet. But there are no ex while he is our man.
    This is the individualistic approach in geopolitics. And it is not necessarily Russia that “reboots”: the same foreign policy principle, in other cases in a more explicit format, applies to Syria, Iran, China, Venezuela, etc.


    An approach like that from behind, i.e., cher ... well. Are they interesting with such heads immediately born ?? Or are they getting smarter in the process?
  7. Smersh
    Smersh 9 July 2013 08: 17
    +2
    The contradictions between the countries are culturological, V. Putin noted. Russian consciousness is built on collectivism, American - on individualism. “Understanding each other is quite difficult, but possible,” the president said


    dislike we have for them and they have in our blood
  8. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 9 July 2013 08: 21
    +6
    Quote: Smersh
    dislike we have for them and they have in our blood

    Judging by the events in the world, many countries have hostility towards the USA and this hostility is growing.
    1. anip
      anip 9 July 2013 09: 19
      +3
      Quote: nikolas 83
      Judging by the events in the world, many countries have hostility towards the USA and this hostility is growing.

      Well, this is natural. Many are already beginning to see clearly, because the States are already tired of their own: "You have peace, then we go to you," "You have oil, then we go to you."
      1. redwar6
        redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 11
        +1
        Rather, "Do you have oil? You definitely do not have democracy!"
  9. maxcor1974
    maxcor1974 9 July 2013 08: 23
    +5
    In the states, everything is implicated in money. So hawks like McCain, who advocate a tough policy towards Russia, actually work out the money of the military-industrial lobby. Behind any confrontation is a turn in the arms race, which is money, a lot of money. Not a single president in the United States could ever do anything against these cash aces, and if someone tried, they killed him. Therefore, fueling armed conflict around the world, and then supplying weapons and materials to warring parties, is the backbone of the US economy.
  10. Vanek
    Vanek 9 July 2013 08: 31
    +2
    “Imagine what the Americans and the Russians could have achieved if they hadn’t spent time putting sticks in each other’s wheels. A good example of what could be is the joint work of Russia and the United States to maintain an international presence in space, one of those areas where their cooperation continues. ”

    "Armageddon" movie was remembered. There are words like this: - We can blow up, the Russians can deliver.
  11. Natalia
    Natalia 9 July 2013 08: 32
    11
    In order to make friends with the United States, only one recipe is known, one must become even stronger. And the Americans will be friends with you exactly when it will be impossible to wipe your feet about you. I am sure Americans do not need friendship with Russia, if only because:
    1. US does not need equal partners
    2. The United States needs to become the only superpower in the world dominating everyone.
    After all, what is friendship with the United States, is to consider yourself forever obliged to them.
    That's why my dad says: "Now we need medium-range missiles."
  12. Yegorchik
    Yegorchik 9 July 2013 08: 39
    +4
    “Imagine what the Americans and Russians could achieve if they did not waste time putting sticks into each other’s wheels.
    We present very well just today in one article the list of destroyed enterprises of Russia is laid out, and far from complete.
  13. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 9 July 2013 08: 46
    +1
    Well, Obama’s mug in the photo is moronic!
    1. anip
      anip 9 July 2013 09: 13
      +2
      Erysipelas, like erysipelas. KKK is not on it.
  14. Slogin
    Slogin 9 July 2013 08: 46
    0
    Pind0sy, your era has passed, so it’s good to arrange a booth!
  15. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 9 July 2013 08: 59
    +4
    Quote: tronin.maxim
    Quote: Canep
    There will not be any reboot until the United States continues to develop its missile defense, including in Europe.

    Remember the moment when Clinton handed the symbolic button to Lavrov, there was clearly overloaded!

    There will be enough reboots from us, one was already and unilaterally, thanks to the tagged one, he then cut our weapons, now if you reboot, let the amers first cut their weapons and the troops will be withdrawn from different parts of the planet!
    1. redwar6
      redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 14
      0
      We already have enough reboots, it’s time for amers to reboot a couple of times, install updates. Urgent.
  16. anip
    anip 9 July 2013 09: 11
    +2
    Despite the “reset,” relations between Russia and the US continue to deteriorate

    Here is an interesting term coined for relations between the Russian Federation and the United States - "reset". The question is, why should relations between the Russian Federation and the United States improve after the "reset"? What has changed? If the video card is buggy in the computer, then reboot it at least, nothing will change, you need to change the video card.
    One must really take it for the fact that never there will be no good relations between the Russian Federation and the USA with the West. RI and the USSR never had good relations with the USA and the West, always Western sharpened their teeth on Russia.
  17. anip
    anip 9 July 2013 09: 15
    13
    Imagine what the Americans and Russians could achieve if they did not waste time putting sticks into each other’s wheels.

    Let's say a little differently: "Imagine what you could achieve Germans and Russians, if they were not pitted by the USA, England, France.
    1. redwar6
      redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 15
      0
      I completely agree with this)
    2. kavkaz8888
      kavkaz8888 10 July 2013 16: 56
      0
      Rather, the Slavs and Germans. But not in the essence of the names, but in the correct idea.
  18. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal 9 July 2013 09: 16
    +1
    The White House failed to restart the "old apparatchik"


    - probably, fellow homosexuals could not find the "reset" button. Or did not want to find her. The second option, it seems to me, is more reliable.

    "... two decades after the end of the Cold War, the Russians consider the US a hypocritical power, imposing its will on others, while the Americans condescendly consider Russia to be a disreputable caricature of authoritarianism and illegitimacy."


    “That's interesting, but did the Cold War end?” I think you know the answer yourself. But about hypocrisy, deceit and meanness - rightly said!
  19. bomg.77
    bomg.77 9 July 2013 09: 23
    +2
    After each reboot, the United States is hammering 2-3 countries, and why the hell does Russia need it?
  20. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 9 July 2013 09: 32
    +1
    So, the individualistic traditions of American culture created almost insurmountable barriers to the understanding of Russian collectivism (also, incidentally, quite shaken from Soviet times - influenced by the same United States and M. Gorbachev’s friendly policies). And if the White House is broadcasting a “reset”, then it becomes clear: he does not want to restart the relationship and not himself, his beloved, but ... Russia.
    ]
    We did not understand and we will never understand that we were put in a dependent position
    from their whims. America is the only thing that understands this is power, in the history of Russia there has always been a leader who collected it. But McCain can generally be recorded as an enemy, in the elections he called Russia an evil empire. Those.
    We have evil in their lives.
  21. IRBIS
    IRBIS 9 July 2013 09: 38
    +3
    Interestingly, what was it that had to be said so that the interlocutor had such a mug? Although, knowing the manner of communication of our President and judging by his smile, he could just inquire about Obama’s state of health and the general situation in the USA.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 9 July 2013 11: 07
      +1
      Putin could still express condolences over the latest failure of the Amerian missile defense system. The rocket promised to throw a little ... If what ...
      1. redwar6
        redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 17
        +1
        He promised to help with tanks, though the convoys will go by themselves. With tankers. Well, what?)
        1. kavkaz8888
          kavkaz8888 10 July 2013 16: 58
          0
          Our Cossacks are riding in New York ...
      2. F117
        F117 10 July 2013 22: 14
        0
        What kind of missiles are these? Isn't Yars?
  22. Yura
    Yura 9 July 2013 09: 39
    +2
    Well, with Obama, what did he react to?
    1. Xnumx kopeek
      Xnumx kopeek 9 July 2013 10: 06
      +2
      Quote: Eureka
      Well, with Obama, what did he react to?
      - ////////////////
      ///////////
      -And Putin asked him -Why so with Kursk, huh?
      Obama: ".. well .... well ... cough ... we didn’t do it .. Where did you get it, Vlad?"
  23. Ilyas
    Ilyas 9 July 2013 09: 47
    +5
    The USA is an extremely two-faced country. The duplicity in its apogee, which is nowhere else, and you will not meet anyone. Even the citizens of their own country acknowledge this egregious duplicity and deceit: Snowden and Menning - as an example.

    And the bloodthirstiness of Americans can be raised up in a proverb, along with Islamic thugs (in the literal sense of the word). Do not believe? And look back at history, and find out what happened with the Indians in North America: with the Indians in Russian California, and with the Indians in the territory of the Americans.
  24. sashka
    sashka 9 July 2013 10: 42
    -10 qualifying.
    I do not like Putin. At least crack. This is an Apparatchik brought up by the CPSU. Any other steps just scare him .. What to do is not clear .. So it is necessary to return to the control point and start EVERYTHING from the beginning. The question is where is the "beginning" ???
    1. omsbon
      omsbon 9 July 2013 15: 15
      +1
      Quote: Sasha
      So it is necessary to return to the control point and start EVERYTHING from the beginning. The question is where is the "beginning" ???

      As where? Rurikovich we, with Rurik and begin.
      1. redwar6
        redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 18
        0
        And you can even earlier!
      2. kavkaz8888
        kavkaz8888 10 July 2013 17: 04
        0
        After the Rurikovich were the Romanovs. Before them, Russia was called Gardarika, the country of a hundred cities. There were not so many throughout Europe.
    2. kavkaz8888
      kavkaz8888 10 July 2013 17: 00
      0
      It is necessary to start from 988 on A stranger crept onto the throne and away we go .....
  25. Xnumx kopeek
    Xnumx kopeek 9 July 2013 10: 46
    0
    Quote: Sasha
    I do not like Putin. At least crack. This is an Apparatchik brought up by the CPSU. Any other steps just scare him .. What to do is not clear .. So it is necessary to return to the control point and start EVERYTHING from the beginning. The question is where is the "beginning" ???
    -
    -everywhere.-
    - "Do not be afraid to strive for perfection, for you will never achieve it" -
    /Salvador Dali/
  26. pensioner
    pensioner 9 July 2013 11: 03
    +3
    Thank you Oleg for the review! I notice that the Americans have recently reacted hysterically and hysterically to various stimuli. A sign of uncertainty however ...
  27. Lyokha79
    Lyokha79 9 July 2013 11: 39
    +4
    America wants Russia to prostrate itself in front of her, become a weak-willed executor of her desires, and of course a source of cheap, mineral resources. Only in this case is "friendship and cooperation" possible between the United States and Russia. But, as they say, a red, gnawed stump on your collar. Russia has its own road and with thieves, robbers and murderers we are not on the way.
  28. H0Rnet2013
    H0Rnet2013 9 July 2013 12: 22
    +1
    "Britain has no permanent enemies and permanent friends, but only permanent interests" (Palmerston, 1856). The Americans abandoned their founder and teacher, England, and now they themselves are in the role of "teacher". They teach how everyone else should live, so that only they can live well. They have many internal problems that they solve at the expense of others. They are accustomed to always and in everything to be the first, the championship is now floating away from their raking paws, they will go to any lengths not to miss it. Believing in America's friendliness is complete nonsense.
  29. kush62
    kush62 9 July 2013 12: 38
    +6
    One thing can be said about McCain: He is not a hawk, but a woodpecker. But he has support in the states, so there are enough woodpeckers there ...
  30. cool.ya-nikola
    cool.ya-nikola 9 July 2013 13: 33
    +4
    And if the White House broadcasts about a "reset", then it becomes clear: he does not dream of rebooting, not his relationship, not his beloved, but ... Russia.

    And so that Russia does not have doubts about the "peacefulness of the Yankees" - reference - The US military budget for 2013 reached 549,900,000,000$ !!! If you add to this the military budget of NATO - 849 875 309 000$ !!!, then bad thoughts begin to arise: - What is it for??? ... Agree, sometimes numbers can be more eloquent than the most gracious statements and assurances, and even buttons with the inscription OVERLOAD... From the above figures, somehow it immediately blows "peacefulness", and it becomes "happier" in the soul ...
  31. Lone wolf
    Lone wolf 9 July 2013 15: 37
    0
    And I will say that - these warriors are sick of it!
    If the United States and Russia united for a long time and mastered the moon and visited Mars .....
    Yes, of course, Russia is so bad as you might say, and the USA is the kindest and fairest country in the world!
  32. Djozz
    Djozz 9 July 2013 16: 06
    0
    being improved with age, it is useful! His work opens the eyes of our people to the true goals of the US leadership.
  33. Djozz
    Djozz 9 July 2013 16: 08
    0
    Add. to my comment do-ak.
  34. igorgar
    igorgar 9 July 2013 18: 46
    +1
    the United States does not need partners, we need vassals (Putin)
  35. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 9 July 2013 19: 15
    +3
    “Imagine what the Americans and the Russians could have achieved if they hadn’t spent time putting sticks in each other’s wheels. A good example of what could be is the joint work of Russia and the United States to maintain an international presence in space, one of those areas where their cooperation continues. ”
    ONE MINUTE! what does joint mean? Forgive me, but America flies on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and in our Sokol spacesuits it has completely zapped its space program. Let's call everything by their proper names, we ride you while you pay the money. Business and nothing personal. And how to be friends with America, we already learned this in the 90s. THANKS, I don’t want to anymore.
    1. redwar6
      redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 21
      0
      Something like that.
    2. Lone wolf
      Lone wolf 10 July 2013 07: 17
      0
      But after the USSR collapsed, the United States wanted to oust it like it was not worthy of space until their shuttles began to fall!
  36. poquello
    poquello 9 July 2013 20: 30
    +2
    "Talks about a 'reset' between the US and Russia have resumed with renewed vigor after several Latin American countries, one after another, offered whistleblower Edward Snowden to seek political asylum."

    The Americans realized that others had already realized that the political poles were changing.
  37. badabing
    badabing 9 July 2013 21: 02
    0
    Putin, Kane, Russians, Americans .. what's the difference
    guys, the whole thing is stupid in grandmas and influence
    and they bankers rule us, and their bankers rule our
    you judge from a moral point of view a system in which there is no moral principle
    the world order system needs to be changed, life must be learned differently, while greed and greed rule the world, nothing good will be
    correctly written in the article, it is necessary together, hands, the whole world, forgetting past grievances, then something will change
    I have absolutely no reason to believe that very soon people will steal themselves
  38. DRUG DRUG
    DRUG DRUG 9 July 2013 21: 04
    0
    Photo to the test score :-)
    1. Gecko
      Gecko 10 July 2013 09: 54
      0
      Oil painting, Vladimir Putin with a sad monkey.
  39. 1goose3
    1goose3 9 July 2013 22: 24
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    And if the White House broadcasts about a "reset", then it becomes clear: he does not dream of rebooting, not his relationship, not his beloved, but ... Russia.

    They say that you don't need to have friends, you need to be friends with them. The United States has all its friends and wants to include Russia among them. With the perverts of Russia is not on the way, this is for you gentlemen in Europe with which you have "relations" are developing. stop
  40. Naval
    Naval 9 July 2013 22: 43
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    And if the White House broadcasts about a "reset", then it becomes clear: he does not dream of rebooting, not his relationship, not his beloved, but ... Russia.
    Let them dream, as they say: with baguette. laughing
  41. redwar6
    redwar6 10 July 2013 00: 23
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    There is a certain kind of people who give a shit somewhere, I'm sorry, and are looking for the guilty. Yankees have been practicing this method for a long time. Strangely enough, we are the "Guilty" in all problems.