US President Barack Obama is depressed by information reaching the author. Putin demonstrates colossal rigidity in relation to his counterpart. Everything is so bad that the White House is ready to believe in the worst. Probably, if someone would say that Putin ordered to remove the USA from Russian geographical maps, then Obama would surely believe it.
After what happened on Friday, Obama believes in absolutely everything, if it comes from Putin. We wrote that President Obama should not have to call to President Putin and as you see, were right. Putin easily withstood the pressure, what would not stand no country in the world except possibly China. Half of the presidents of all countries of the world would have sat with wet pants from fear, at only one news that President Obama is calling them. Putin is thus not only was not afraid, but Obama and counterattacked.
For some reason, American political scientists can not explain to their customers that they should not do things that will cause damage to their country. Nevertheless, Obama's call showed that political scientists do not understand what is happening. They still believe that Putin is afraid of the United States and will definitely give up as soon as Obama puts pressure. It should be noted that Obama is a useless “pressuremaker”, but Putin is not at all the one who can be crushed. Today, the situation looks worse than it looked last Friday, that is, before Obama called and before Putin answered him.
Authorities in the United States are already moving to a heart-rending cry and howl. So it was said that Snowden could not be given a podium. Let me, what about the constitutional right of every American to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly? Yes, Americans have deprived Snowden of a US passport, but he is still a US citizen. According to no one knows who - Snowden is a criminal, let's say, but then the criminals also have rights. So in this case, the United States looks completely unconvincing and denying him freedom of speech, cause themselves another damage. The constitution is a constitution for everyone, and not a brush exclusively for the heads of its own citizens. Therefore, here we can talk about the new stupidity of US policy. In general, this round of Obama lost even without hints of organized resistance.
Putin, on the contrary, not only won the round, but not paying attention to the consequences he raised two armies from his familiar places and announced sudden teachings, everyone immediately ran to the Pentagon. The devil knows what this Russian has in mind. In general, now at the Pentagon they are already saying that Putin is working off a military invasion, and it may be Syria. According to the author, this is of course complete nonsense, but there is one point that can be discussed here. Everyone knows that Obama and Putin will meet this fall, and next year, the Olympics will be held in Sochi. During the Cold War, the United States already undertook a boycott of the summer Moscow Olympic Games.
It ended when the U.S. defeat, because in those games nepriehavshie lost medals. Nobody except the United States did not support the boycott. U.S. badly acted with their athletes, who were preparing for possible main competition of his life and could not participate in it because some official made the decision. Does anyone remember the name of the American president at the time? A Moscow Olympics-80 remember everything. So who is the loser?
Okay, we will tell you, then the president was also a Democrat - Jimmy Carter. Will the current Democrat support a boycott of the Olympics in Sochi, which is what Saakashvili calls for in general? It must be said that Russia, of course, invests in the Olympiad in full. The infrastructure is built the most modern, it will be a significant impetus for tourism in the future. If, under these conditions, the United States chooses to boycott the Olympics, it is likely to experience the worst form of Putin’s anger.
It should be noted here that the wrath of Russia is not the wrath of the United States or Britain. Look at England, well, cheeks about Litvinenko and had to stomp again to Putin waving a tail in a friendly way. The United States cannot do without Russia either. Well, you can not ignore the country, which stretches from one ocean to another (through the Baltic), but also controls the Northern Sea Route. One way or another, but it is necessary to interact with Russia. Russia has no such vital need. In addition to the United States and England, there are plenty of developed countries that will be happy to interact with Russia and will no longer be afraid of the host shout from Washington.
In the US, the theme of the boycott of the Russian Olympics is still alive. For the first time, this idea was expressed at a high level by the former US ambassador to NATO, Kurt Walker, in 2010. Mr. Walker can be understood by suffering a crushing defeat from rusty Russians tanks NATO could not oppose Putin except a slurred bleating about possible troubles in the form of a boycott of the Sochi Olympics. Then the glorious Georgian soldiers showed the best results on the run from the enemy and blocked the best similar results of NATO for the whole history the existence of this organization.
Now this topic pops up again, but it will not start with the Olympiad. As you know, we are waiting for a very rich political autumn. Here and elections in Germany and meetings in the format of G-20. An Obama-Putin meeting is also scheduled. This is perhaps the biggest challenge to the two countries. But the rest of the country, too, "sat down." Has anyone heard Merkel speak out about Snowden's meeting with human rights defenders at Sheremetyevo? Or maybe Hollande broke out in an angry speech supporting NATO ally - the United States? Here you have the answer to the question. Snowden is not a reason to tear because of his veins.
Here the watershed runs along the “Putin-Snowden” line. If Snowden is more important to you, then you will have to give up a good relationship with Putin. The Russian president has already shown that there will be no compromise. Obama will have to accept this. For Western partners, the choice is somewhat different. Support the United States or Russia in this matter. But fortunately for Europe, there is a third option, just step aside. What Europe actually did.
Speaking of the U.S., it should be noted that, as for the other countries, the U.S. is very profitable now conflict with Russia also because it would kill to have Russia and China, which is well aware of its weight and its ability to strengthen the opposition, but only as promoting the goods. One China against the United States in the name is unclear what interests certainly did not go, but received some price preference for raw materials, and even with Russia, of course will, at the same time promoting and their interests.
For once, old McCain was right when he said that about rebooting with Russia you need to forget. This is true and we have been talking about this for over two years now. About rebooting in the form in which it saw the United States will have to forget. Because it is a restart of the old system of American domination that Putin will not support, at least start to restart it three times again. Frankly speaking, the term was not very bad, but everything else, this is the usual gosdepovskoe bullshit, which the Americans have habitually stuffed the whole world for many years. It seems that many countries have developed a robust mechanism of rejection. The United States must move from words to deeds. And the McCains should do this.
Head of Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano suddenly suddenly resigned, no one has mentioned why she did it, and in fact there is no puzzle no. Reason for leaving was the still the same Mr. Snowden. In addition, it caused a confrontation within the administration, there is still something that you need to tell. Literally from the first day of the flight Snowden, Mrs. Narolitano mafia with all perseverance twist arms to exert maximum pressure on Russia and extradite fugitive.
On the other hand, her department was among the guilty and unable to keep state secrets. There were clashes, Ms. Narolitano tried to defend the honor of her uniform, and preferring to escalate in this confrontation, she called for initiating actions against Russia. The Obama administration chose to simplify the situation: put the blame on her personally and send her to resign. Janet Napolitano, one of the most ambitious persons in the American establishment, but as you can see, Putin’s authority is even subject to active influence on the internal selection of personnel in the US This is a very strong indicator.
It is necessary to note this point especially. For some time now, at elected posts in the United States and at positions appointed by the American president, there are people who, one way or another, should have some qualities that will help in working with Russia. Recall Kandoliza Rice, she got her place just because she said she was fluent in Russian. Later it turned out to be not very Russian, but Czech and not perfect, but a little bit and could not “speak”, but just listen. If she understands what is at stake, she didn’t care at all. In general, everything turned out to be a lie and ended in complete failure.
For the hundredth time, the author of the article says, it doesn’t matter if someone speaks Russian or doesn’t speak at all. By the way, Gorbachev was also accepted with a bang, because he speaks English. Well, maybe for the West, he was his own, but in Russia today there are few people who would frankly wish him many years. What is more important is another thing, to be able to understand the enemy (partner) not in his language, but in response to his actions. If the United States allowed Saakashvili to arrange a war in South Ossetia, would Medvedev fight with Georgia? All together they decided that there wasn’t, but it turned out to be completely different! This is the moment that should be foreseen by statesmen, and not “listen in Czech”! You will say that it is difficult to foresee the actions of a person who is not even a prizident, but only the prime minister, but who is in charge of the president. Here the author will say that this is another nonsense. If the prime minister leads the president, then why focus on the president?
Once again we have to admit that in the USA there is a huge problem with personnel, with analysts, with political scientists. The fact that we have to hear from people who are at senior high posts looks like a dense nonsense, unfortunately another. Exactly the same nonsense was heard before and there are no signs that in the future something will change. The US has become numb in its mistakes. This is the main problem of the United States. America does not need a reboot with Russia, Russia is developing itself quite normally and dynamically. America is categorically spelled restructuring, as an indispensable condition for its survival. Whether America will boycott the Olympiad in Russia, probably not. Whether Obama will refuse to meet with Putin this fall, of course, either does not. Everyone knows that the one who didn’t come to the duel - obviously lost!