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"The mistake of the United States is the desire to impose its values ​​on other countries"

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"The mistake of the United States is the desire to impose its values ​​on other countries"

Barack Obama gave a press conference in Washington. During a speech to reporters, he spoke about relations between the United States and Russia, about the government program of spying on the population, Edward Snowden. Obama's speech to the Voice of Russia was commented by foreign analysts and experts.


The US mistake is the constant striving to impose its values ​​on other countries, said Martin Siff, chief analyst of the Globalist research center and Globalist website editor-in-chief:

“I don’t think that Obama is acting wisely, avoiding the dialogue with Putin. If you recall history the Cold War, even after the Caribbean crisis, none of the American presidents — neither Lyndon Johnson, nor Richard Nixon, nor Gerald Ford, nor even Jimmy Carter — ever shied away from dialogue with Brezhnev, although the differences between the US and the USSR were sometimes much more serious. than the current Snowden story. In the end, Russia and the United States are now cooperating in many areas - for example, Russia allows the United States to deliver its military cargo to Afghanistan through Russian territory. During the Cold War, no Soviet leader would have allowed the United States to do that. There is also an area in which the United States and Russia, no matter what happens, should still go hand in hand - the fight against terrorism.

A very big problem is Islamic terrorism all over the world, this worries both Putin and Obama. And our countries have great potential in terms of cooperation in this area.

Therefore, all talk of recalibration is as meaningless as a large plastic red button with the word "reset", which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed over to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov for a joint press. It is symbolic that this button was even made not in the USA, but in China. Even more symbolic is that when they pressed on it, it did not work. Therefore, what Washington is saying now is empty demagoguery. The United States and Russia are the two main nuclear players in the world and for a long time. The US leaders do not understand the central role of Russia in the world, as well as the crucial importance of US-Russian relations, and Russian leaders constantly perceive this ignorance and irresponsibility (from the US) as proof of principled hostility, which is not true. So both sides see themselves in a completely wrong light.

- Regarding the Russian law against homosexuals and lesbians. Obama said that it would be wrong to boycott the Olympic Games because of this (and he appealed not only to Russia, but also to other countries). How do you think, how seriously do Russia and the United States disagree on this social issue?

- This is a fundamental problem of the United States. As the eminent American historian Samuel Huntington said, the world is multipolar, it has many different civilizations. The catastrophic mistake of the United States is the constant desire to impose its values ​​on other countries. And here Obama showed himself from his best side. He is cool, emotionally balanced, avoids provocations. And this is absolutely the right behavior. He absolutely did not try to use this question as a reason for boycotting the Sochi games by other countries. First, a decision on this matter must be made in each country separately. And secondly, I don’t think it would be wise to boycott the games in Sochi. "

Barack Obama, in his speech, invited Snowden to return to the United States and stand trial, but Snowden will not receive an objective hearing in a US court, said Shahid Butar, executive director and head of the Bill Protection Committee.

"Barack Obama promised greater transparency of control programs. He also promised to support introducing changes essentially to the 215 provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act, although he didn’t specify these changes. After that, he said a lot of words that have no direct relation to the true state of affairs. For example , he said that the Congress was actively observing the consideration of cases related to this program in courts, which is completely untrue. On the contrary, when Congress tried to monitor the state of affairs with In connection with listening to NSA phone conversations of Americans, executive officials strongly opposed this, providing frankly false information to congressmen and the American people. It is symptomatic that when the president was asked about Snowden, he refused to admit that Snowden had a public service and did not agree to recognize him as a patriot And what Snowden did is an act of a real public servant, as a result of which everyone paid attention to the director of the National Intelligence Service, James K. lapper, who lied under oath, speaking to Congress. And this is a crime. It is strange that the president was not in this situation with those who are right.

The president in his speech invited Snowden to return and stand trial, but Snowden will not receive an objective hearing. See how Bradley Manning has been treated. He was tortured and made a show trial. The fact that Bradley Manning was convicted of multiple offenses will make Snowden think carefully before deciding to return.

As for Obama's promise to make the government surveillance program more transparent, there is no need for greater transparency of these programs, but rather that they should be reduced. They violate our fundamental constitutional rights. It is better to ban these programs altogether. The American people must now continue to follow the leaks of classified information, which the Guardian newspaper continues to publish.

Last week, another secret program, XKeyscore, was another revelation. I have every reason to believe that over time we will learn many more interesting things from this area. "
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  1. Sibiryak
    Sibiryak 14 August 2013 06: 17 New
    +3
    A very big problem is Islamic terrorism around the world, this worries both Putin and Obama.

    This may also bother Putin, but Abama, along with the CIA, is 100% likely to have a bit of a chance.
    US leaders do not understand the central role of Russia in the world, as well as the decisive importance of US-Russian relations, and Russian leaders constantly perceive this ignorance and irresponsibility (on the part of the USA) as proof of fundamental hostility, which is not true. So both sides see themselves in a completely wrong light.

    As in the anecdote: "Rule one - the US is always right, rule two - if the US is wrong, see rule one!"
    Last week, another secret program, XKeyscore, was another revelation. I have every reason to believe that over time we will learn many more interesting things from this area. "

    We will find out, but it will be difficult to breathe from what is happening!
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 14 August 2013 08: 17 New
      +5
      Quote: Sibiryak
      A very big problem is Islamic terrorism around the world, this worries both Putin and Obama.
      This may also bother Putin, but Abama, along with the CIA, is 100% likely to have a bit of a chance.

      Islamic terrorism is a very good screen and a scarecrow for an ordinary American, thanks to which you can justify anything. Torture, prisons, wiretapping, surveillance, attacks on other states and enormous defense spending. This is very beneficial, it used to be the USSR, now terrorists, if tomorrow, for some reason, the terrorists break their breath, then the American authorities will start a war with aliens or the underworld, the main thing is how to present it.
  2. domokl
    domokl 14 August 2013 06: 20 New
    +3
    The man thought about it ... It seems to me that the main thing in this article is that the Americans gradually understand that it’s one thing to say and another to do. Abama continues to speak. Snowden after Menning will definitely not return to the United States. Not. And the administration is now in an amorphous state. do not throw, everywhere a wedge ...
    1. Andrey KZ
      Andrey KZ 14 August 2013 08: 44 New
      +2
      It seems to me that the State Department is now at a loss. They hoped that Putin, after Obama canceled the meeting, would start making excuses. And they would say, “Sorry, Volodya, we have already scheduled a visit to Sweden, but if you go to our meeting, then so be it, we will meet with you. "And he is silent a la" I just don't care, I read you between the lines " lol Hence all these convulsive throwing "pauses", the transition to personalities and so on.
  3. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 14 August 2013 06: 23 New
    +1
    Watching what values ​​to impose, we will not refuse gold and diamonds
  4. Garrin
    Garrin 14 August 2013 06: 31 New
    +2
    Really impose.
    - Regarding the Russian law against homosexuals and lesbians. Obama said that it would be wrong to boycott the Olympic Games because of this (and he appealed not only to Russia, but also to other countries). How do you think, how seriously do Russia and the United States disagree on this social issue?

    Please note, even on our resource, a rare discussion does without this topic.
  5. andrei332809
    andrei332809 14 August 2013 06: 39 New
    +3
    It is strange that the president was not in this situation with those who are right.

    so amers are the heirs to British politics. they cannot be right a priori. the whole story of their existence in a lie emerges.
  6. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 14 August 2013 06: 48 New
    +3
    Barack Obama in his speech invited Snowden to return to the United States and stand trial,
    Now he is inviting Snowden to laughing on sucker chtol combed
  7. Siberian
    Siberian 14 August 2013 07: 24 New
    +1
    "The mistake of the United States is the desire to impose its values ​​on other countries"
    The whole US in itself is a kind of misunderstanding and a mistake in life. And they have no normal human values.
  8. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 14 August 2013 07: 29 New
    +4
    "I don’t think Obama is wise to stay away from dialogue with Putin."-Obama does what he is told, but in this case, this act is similar to the offense of a child. So there is no need to talk about "Obama's wisdom". hi
  9. Andrey KZ
    Andrey KZ 14 August 2013 08: 07 New
    +3
    Oh Obama, Obama, it seems, is not a stupid person, but makes mistake after mistake. He made the demarche "Putin is like a schoolboy, I can't talk to him" and immediately cut off the path for himself to replay the situation by making a visit to Sweden. adviser, not from the GRU by chance? It is gratifying to see that Putin is outperforming Obama both in his own field and in someone else's.
    1. Semurg
      Semurg 14 August 2013 15: 25 New
      0
      Quote: Andrew KZ
      that Putin is replaying Obama both in his own field and in another's.

      After the American presidents did a slap on the shoulder of Gorbachev and Yeltsin, Putin still looks good.
  10. dimon-media
    dimon-media 14 August 2013 08: 18 New
    +4
    No matter how relations between Russia and the United States develop, I do not believe in the friendship of these countries. I recall a recent article on this site that worse than the war with the Anglo-Saxons, there can only be friendship with the Anglo-Saxons. To make friendship with them is like letting a goat into the garden. Is their mentality like that?
  11. Belogor
    Belogor 14 August 2013 08: 51 New
    +4
    @ US leaders do not understand the central role of Russia in the world, as well as the decisive importance of US-Russian relations, and Russian leaders constantly perceive this ignorance and irresponsibility (from the United States) as proof of hostility in principle, which is not true[email protected]
    What nonsense !! Only a narrow-minded person can deny the US hostility towards Russia. This is very true!
  12. SvetoRus
    SvetoRus 14 August 2013 09: 15 New
    +2
    A very big problem is Islamic terrorism around the world, it worries both Putin and Obama
    We see in Syria how differently the problem of Islamic terrorism bothers Putin and Obama !!
  13. Stiletto
    Stiletto 14 August 2013 09: 28 New
    +2
    There is a good joke that perfectly reflects Obama’s behavior and Putin’s reaction to this behavior.

    The husband sits in front of the TV, the wife comes to him with a poster that says:
    "That's it, I'm offended, and I don't talk to you anymore."
    The husband shrugged, sits, watches TV further. Twenty minutes later, the wife comes to him with another poster:
    "Do you know why?"
  14. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 14 August 2013 09: 42 New
    +5
    Not too tough Putin Obama.
  15. Stiletto
    Stiletto 14 August 2013 10: 06 New
    +3
    Quote: ivshubarin
    Not too tough Putin Obama.


    Oh, and your phrase smiled at me, catch the plus! Here I thought that Putin Obama is quite in the teeth ... And in the teeth, and in the ears, and in the liver, Obama can. laughing He’s such a GDP, he said that whoever offends us will not live for three days. And it keeps the word!
  16. Alexey M
    Alexey M 14 August 2013 10: 21 New
    +2
    In vain we gloat The United States will still "show" itself in all its glory. If the striped soap bubble bursts, then everyone will be covered with such shit that mom does not cry.
    And in general, if the USA collapses, a vacuum forms and the nature of emptiness does not like it, so think about who will take this emptiness.
  17. KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 14 August 2013 11: 05 New
    +2
    In discussions and disputes, truth is born. Everyone knows this! Refusal to discuss is a direct recognition of the lack of arguments on one of the parties. In other words - NOTHING TO SAY! And the empty chatter already got everyone so bad that they understood it in Washington. Therefore, they decided to make a "pause" there ... so as not to be even more smeared after the collision of their "face on the table" and develop a new line of behavior ...
    The position of RUSSIA is the most vivid expression of the refusal to follow the old course in the wake of the Amer's policy. The fact that latent and behind closed doors sounded more than once from the lips of politicians from different countries broke through in the refusal to extradite S. ... The uproar in Europe, on the revealed facts of US espionage for all, even loyal allies, showed that the policy of unconditional "WHAT WILL YOU EXTRACT?" from the vassals is a thing of the past. The world began to change ... state, economic, spiritual colonialism fulfilled its role and began to die ... like that, not without a famous Moor! Of course, they will not be allowed to go to the "free bread" so easily, but ALL THIS MAKES THE AMERS THINK VERY STRONGLY and scratch their backs!
  18. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 14 August 2013 12: 37 New
    +1
    And what can the United States "impose" on the rest of the world? What kind of "democracy"? The democracy that was in the United States and the United States is not the truth of democracy, but it also died in 1913, when a parasite called the FRS settled in the body of America, which ate and grew, at first he had enough of the "organism" directly from the United States, but for a short time he had to arrange a world massacre in 1914, in order for the parasite to get new food and he got it, this was enough for a while, but again the parasite had to arrange another massacre in 1939, and as a result, half of the planet was infected. But since the parasite needs to constantly grow and eat a bipolar world with the USSR, it did not suit him, for this the parasite had to pretend to be a "savior of mankind from communism" and fight the Soviet system , this system has many disadvantages, but it does not parasitize on people, causing degradation and impoverishment of 95% of the population and a fabulous enrichment of 5%, the USSR lost this war, because the parasite managed to penetrate the country's leadership and decompose it. Then from 1991 to2008 the parasite lived by eating the USSR and the former socialist countries. And now the parasite controls the entire earth and it breaks down again, but there is no one else to eat, and I am afraid that the United States in a drug frenzy will begin to destroy everything in search of a "dose" The "mistake" of the United States is rather not that they are trying to "impose" their system on others, but the mistake is the system itself, which has to carefully mimic the construction of a sparkling showcase and carefully hiding rot inside, but there is so much rot that it can be kept from prying eyes they can no longer and she now and then gets out.
  19. SASCHAmIXEEW
    SASCHAmIXEEW 14 August 2013 13: 20 New
    +1
    A BAD DANCER, WHAT IS ALWAYS HINDERING, AND THE WHOLE WORLD HAS BEEN HINDERED BY THE "GOD-DESIGNED" FRS WITH ITS ZIONIST KAMARILBA ...
  20. Betahon
    Betahon 14 August 2013 13: 45 New
    +1
    Yes, probably, the birth and boorish behavior of a child called the United States is a tragic mistake in itself ... This international obscurantist had to be destroyed more than two hundred years ago by our squadron, instead of being protected from England!
  21. individual
    individual 14 August 2013 13: 51 New
    +1
    To blow up the information space, it was necessary to invent Snowden!
    But no he really exists and creates a history of insolvency of the sour ideology of American politics.
  22. artemiy
    artemiy 14 August 2013 14: 27 New
    0
    Here you can see the true attitude towards US politics)))
  23. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 14 August 2013 21: 12 New
    0
    The president in his speech invited Snowden to return and stand trial, but Snowden will not receive an objective hearing. See how Bradley Manning has been treated. He was tortured and made a show trial. The fact that Bradley Manning was convicted of multiple offenses will make Snowden think carefully before deciding to return.

    "Come back, Snowden, we won't hurt you, chick, and you're already in heaven" - that's how it should be. And Obama does not know how to persuade, did not see Dzhigarkhanyan in the cinema.