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In the United States urge to boycott the Olympics-2014

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Regular threats against Russia have been put forward by representatives of the US authorities. In particular, the senator by the name of Graham called for a boycott of the Sochi Olympics due to the fact that Russia does not give Edward Snowden to Washington. This threat from the series "will not buy lottery tickets - turn off the gas."


Who is this way going to punish Lindsay Graham? If the punishment is directed against Moscow, then it is not clear from what Moscow should be killed. Well, the American athletes will not come, and God be with them. For the first time, I suppose. Others will come. You can, for example, invite representatives of South Ossetia and Abkhazia to the Olympics. How do you, Mr. Graham, such a turn of events.

Punished by such a demarche, ultimately, it will not be Russia at all, but the American team itself. After all, prohibiting athletes from participating in competitions for political reasons is some kind of Cold War breath, if not the Middle Ages, an abnormality. But is it worth discussing the normality of the American authorities, who are trying to catch with all their might the person who told the whole world the truth about the working methods of the American special services? This pursuit is more like a poorly concealed mania, which the same Graham manifests fully. In impotent rage, he proposes not to let his own athletes on an international holiday. In this regard, Graham can throw other ideas: soon outlines children's holiday in Pavlovs Posad, the festival of freestyle in the Voronezh region, sailing regatta on the Black Sea - let it start small - prohibit participation of its citizens in these events.

Historical the ups and downs of boycotts began to manifest themselves in 1980, when the United States called for a boycott of the Olympics in Moscow. Then, the reason was the entry of Soviet troops into Afghanistan. If you are guided by the same principles, then how many sporting events in the USA should have been boycotted by Russia over the past 20 years, because wherever the American troops have poked their nose only during this time.

Recent ones news The US boycott came to Beijing in 2008. Then a group of senators also offered not to fly to China to their team, since human rights are violated in China. Athletes flew. Now Edward Snowden has made it clear that human rights are far more violated in the States themselves. So let Lindsay Graham look in the mirror, take a couple of deep breaths and put up with the position of the obscure.
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  1. domokl
    domokl 18 July 2013 09: 19
    +3
    So what? There were such cases both from the American and from our side. Only they spoiled their image and the athletes were framed. There are no more benefits ... Americans will not go for it.
    1. d1m1drol
      d1m1drol 18 July 2013 09: 23
      +8
      can go. didn’t you notice that there are not so many adequate people there. And on the principle of democracy ... by voting it may turn out that they are not in the Senate at all! hi
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 18 July 2013 09: 29
        +9
        Quote: d1m1drol
        can go

        Well, fine, let their athletes 8 years idly hunchback.
        1. strange and pretty meaningless
          strange and pretty meaningless 18 July 2013 14: 06
          0
          Ndya, less people - more oxygen. But they won’t go for it - they just let foam.
        2. Akhtuba73
          Akhtuba73 19 July 2013 01: 41
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          And then we will definitely beat them in the team medal standings ... at least one, but take it - and this is all more than zero
      2. domokl
        domokl 18 July 2013 09: 33
        +1
        Quote: d1m1drol
        can go. didn’t you notice that there are not so many adequate people

        Adequate enough there. All the creatures in pairs. The Americans discussed the boycott of the 80 Olympics for a very long time
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 18 July 2013 10: 25
          +2
          Quote: domokl
          .Americans for a very long time discussed the boycott of the Olympics 80

          O. Sasha, then they had a more adequate and predictable government, and with human rights in the USA at that time it was better.
      3. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 18 July 2013 10: 24
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        Quote: d1m1drol
        didn’t you notice that there are not so many adequate people there.

        They are practically there.
        1. Tersky
          Tersky 18 July 2013 12: 36
          +3
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          They are practically there.

          It remains only to supplement, (though from the field of high feelings, but to the topic):
    2. Canep
      Canep 18 July 2013 09: 31
      +3
      But it seems they have nothing more to answer to the Snowden affair. They won’t be able to force European lackeys to buy gas, and if they can, then the revolutions will begin there in the winter too, people in Bulgaria are already buzzing. Declare some kind of sanctions will be more expensive for them. Looks like they were blown away.
      1. Chicot 1
        Chicot 1 18 July 2013 11: 42
        +2
        Quote: Canep
        But it seems they have nothing more to answer to the Snowden affair

        It is no longer just "similar", it is already so ...
    3. Dober
      Dober 18 July 2013 16: 00
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      Quote: domokl
      The Americans will not go for it.

      Already gone. On the fact of the past Universiade. During the preparation of the national team, nobody knew about Snowden. But all the coaches and all the sports specialists note the fact that far from the best mattress athletes came. And besides, how well sports are developed in their universities. They also note that the case is unique in its own way. Weak teams from the European countries arrived. This has never happened either. Indicative are the number of medals and team places of the "Westerners".
      The result was a competition between Russia and the rest of the Asian.

      In Russia, and not so "experienced", we will survive this boycott. In general, what prevents those wishing to participate in other national sports on the eve of the Olympics. federation. Good athletes are always welcome everywhere. Of course amerovskie officials will interfere with this. What can you do - dirty politics all around ...

      Threat. "Cold War ver.2.2.51" Wellcome !!! Drop the curtain ... Iron!
      1. Dober
        Dober 18 July 2013 16: 50
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        Quote: Dober
        In Russia, and not so "experienced", we will survive this boycott.

        I will supplement myself. We will survive, but the "powerful shake" will have to be robust. Not all in vain, of course. Something will definitely remain.
        But such a question, in our shark capitalist world is important - financial. If amers will boycott the Olympics, and with them their singers. The authorities of the countries will put pressure on their Olympic committees, which will refuse the teams on the trip. Salvage from these failures will not receive the Russian budget, the media (Western) will refuse to broadcast competitions in their countries. Again, the lack of cash receipts in the Russian OK. And something like that.
        So it was after the tsunami at the Yapans. When Russia had to hold the World Figure Skating Championships at its stadiums. But money from broadcasts and sponsors of sporting goods firms had already been received by the Japanese. Russia, as the kindest nation in the world, did not even demand them. They referred to "the plight of the friendly Japanese people before the disaster." "Starving Children of Miyagi Prefecture," damn ...
        And they themselves swelled 200 muleins of African money for the competition. So what?...
  2. omsbon
    omsbon 18 July 2013 09: 20
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    Soon the amers will reach the point that they will spit on people passing by their embassies!
  3. d1m1drol
    d1m1drol 18 July 2013 09: 20
    +2
    will take a couple of deep breaths and come to terms with the position of the person who has overheard.
    “I think they’re more likely to start a nuclear war than admit to their weaknesses ... hysteria has already begun in the Senate over the fact that the evil Russians are laughing at the American policy of good and democracy.
  4. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 18 July 2013 09: 28
    +1
    Squealing from impotent malice is simple .. And to us on the drum hehe
    1. velikoros-xnumx
      velikoros-xnumx 18 July 2013 21: 24
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      Maybe on a drum, but maybe not quite. The same pi..sy, ugh excuse my French, Monsieur Beaupré is to blame, they will surely arrange some dirty trick with someone else's hands. "Fortunately," the Caucasus is not far away, and therefore it will not be so difficult to arrange it, but let's hope that it will get by.
  5. HAM
    HAM 18 July 2013 09: 32
    +7
    P ..... you are not needed in Sochi. We will not cry.
  6. pa_nik
    pa_nik 18 July 2013 09: 38
    +2
    Not an interesting idea ... crying It’s weak to stir up the Alternative Olympics and drive all the Olympians somewhere to Texas !!?! ?? wassat .. and if you think about what might already turn out to be not weak hi and "the whole world - to dust!"
  7. Max otto
    Max otto 18 July 2013 09: 40
    +8
    This threat from the series “Do not buy lottery tickets - turn off the gas”
    This threat is more likely from the series - to spite mom's frostbitten ears.
  8. Okcug32
    Okcug32 18 July 2013 09: 41
    +2
    The Olympics have always been one continuous policy, no matter how denied it is, but this is a fact ...
  9. Rus_87
    Rus_87 18 July 2013 09: 45
    +2
    Well, let n ** dos not come, but with the Chinese we will get more medals! =)) drinks
  10. C2H5OH
    C2H5OH 18 July 2013 10: 52
    +6
    Quote: OkCug32
    The Olympics have always been one continuous policy, no matter how denied it is, but this is a fact ...

    if you can boycott, then you can choose Edward as the fourth symbol of the Olympics .... it would be fun to see the reaction of the Americans lol
  11. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 18 July 2013 11: 39
    +1
    Call to boycott the Olympics? .. Yes, to your health! Century poppy did not give birth, and there was no famine ...
  12. Anti
    Anti 18 July 2013 12: 04
    +1
    But what if you put forward the initiative, exclude the United States from the Olympic movement. For the systematic violation of human rights !! lol
  13. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 18 July 2013 12: 20
    +2
    Well, again. NO bad peoples, there are bad leaders!
    And "Pans are fighting, the lads' forelocks are cracking."
    What do athletes have to do with it? CIA pierced, and athletes punished?
    Marasmus! And who makes senators worse?
    It would be better to say: "Let's not go to Europe and Russia!"
  14. zmey_gadukin
    zmey_gadukin 18 July 2013 13: 03
    -4
    USA USA ... even a word about Navalny with his "five" in the news ...
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 18 July 2013 13: 30
      +1
      Looking in whose. In Russian there
  15. Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 18 July 2013 13: 53
    -1
    Other countries may follow the USA. Dangerously. You need to scare the states.
    1. lilit.193
      lilit.193 18 July 2013 14: 34
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      Quote: Alexanderlaskov
      Other countries may follow the USA. Dangerously.

      Where will they follow? What is dangerous? The fact that they don’t come to Sochi? Well, there’s one or two of them. And even if typed.
      Quote: Alexanderlaskov
      You need to scare the states.

      They are already scared, so that nowhere else. Otherwise, they wouldn’t blather about the bike. wink
  16. Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 18 July 2013 14: 45
    +2
    Quote: lilit.193
    Quote: Alexanderlaskov
    Other countries may follow the USA. Dangerously.

    Where will they follow? What is dangerous? The fact that they don’t come to Sochi? Well, there’s one or two of them. And even if typed.
    Quote: Alexanderlaskov
    You need to scare the states.

    They are already scared, so that nowhere else. Otherwise, they wouldn’t blather about the bike. wink

    I agree. The United States may not stomp on a Russian bear.
  17. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 18 July 2013 15: 28
    +1
    The cynicism and politicking of the American "people's representatives" have lost all boundaries and common sense. With outstretched hands, these "sirs" were accepted by the pereschikov and traitors from Russia, calling them "prisoners of conscience." Let us recall, though - the traitor pilot Belenko, who hijacked the most modern aircraft at that time, the Mig-25. The scoundrels, the Americans, took this bastard, gave shelter. And then their traitor came to us. And the squeal began utterly. Issue, issue - squeal! Take it easy. We will not give out. OF PRYNTSYPA! Don’t talk to us down.
    1. Alan
      Alan 18 July 2013 16: 56
      0
      Quote: Ivanovich47
      [b] [b] Give it, give it away - screech! [/ b] Calm down. [b] Not extradite. OF PRYNTSYPA![/ b] Do not figs talk to us down.

      Eh, if it depended on us you wouldn’t be given out and so ..... let's see ....
  18. Dober
    Dober 18 July 2013 16: 24
    +1
    Comrades, do not think that I am an "amerophile" and am glad of their statement, but I will say it as a former participant in international competitions.
    You missed two points.
    1 kg. "she will not come alone (not) - but with a blacksmith" (C). They will pull allies along with them both in NATA and in the European Union, and in mentality (?), And what else ...
    2. This is the WINTER Olympiad. Russian national teams often managed to perform well at the “white” Olympiads. So, a unique chance presented itself to show your strength in YOUR glade, surrounded by YOUR fellow citizens and, most importantly, with STRONG RIVALS, which have always been athletes from the West, and not South Africa. America and Australia. The value of the awards received as a result of "rivalry" with the yellow bibisians from "Bangladesh and Zimbabwe" is not great. I have heard the opinion that few are proud of their awards received in Moscow in the 80s, when the only real rivals of the USSR were the GDR, Bulgaria and some other socialist camp.

    And the hockey finals with whom? With china? Do not make me funny ...
    And biathlon? Only Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine ...
    Skiing. With Montenegro?
    Bobsleigh and sled. With the Baltic states ... Well, etc ...

    All that remains is the short track and the fig. (- ov) skating ...

    This is me, EXTENDED !!!
  19. aqnre
    aqnre 18 July 2013 16: 29
    +1
    It seems to me that this, in the article, is key:
    Well, American athletes will not come, and God be with them. For the first time or something.

    I’ll add from myself. Well, the athletes of all the cap will not come. countries, and God be with them. Finally, we will fulfill the plan for gold medals.
  20. fero
    fero 18 July 2013 22: 22
    +1
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that any activity by Snowden to the detriment of Russian-American relations is unacceptable. He also added that relations between countries are more important squabble of special services.

    RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/world/20130718/950675160.html#ixzz2ZQGxN3bu


    Former CIA Officer Edward Snowden will leave Russiaas soon as he has such an opportunity, but the situation remains unclear, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
    http://www.vz.ru/news/2013/7/15/641390.html


    In other words, Putin was blown away. They will not provide shelter, they will send where the thread and that's it.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 18 July 2013 22: 39
      0
      Russia needs a source of information, not just another "lover of truth." We have enough of our own.
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