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Is Russia trying to become a world gendarme again? ("JOL Presse", France)

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Is Russia trying to become a world gendarme again? ("JOL Presse", France)Chemical weapon in Syria was the reason for the large-scale changes in the balance of power around the world? It is precisely this impression that has emerged in recent days with many observers and the media. The “retreat” of Barack Obama and Francois Hollande in the matter of military intervention and the diplomatic consensus proposed by Vladimir Putin put Russia at the center of attention. Perhaps she becomes a new "world gendarme"?


“The retreat with his head held high - this is how Le Figaro described the support of France and Germany to Russia's proposal to transfer the Syrian chemical arsenal under international control with its subsequent elimination:“ In some cases, the art of diplomacy is to save a person. The fighters Barack Obama and Francois Hollande with amazing speed seized upon the opportunity offered by Russia. But can you blame them for it? Even in the end, all this will turn out to be a dry and dead branch, it is enough to get out of the quagmire in which they found themselves to be their own fault. ”

Putin hurry to help the West

11 September, when the Americans and the French accepted the principle of a sweetheart agreement to "punish" the regime of Bashar al-Assad, who in the West is accused of chemical attack 21 of August, the French press in one voice dubbed the reaction of Paris and Washington "retreat".

“The idea proposed by Putin makes it possible in the first place to unclench the clutches around Damascus and weaken the already shaky determination of the French and American commanders,” writes Libération. “Putin understood very well that Obama could take his proposal as an opportunity to save face in the face of non-acceptance of the operation in Syria in public opinion and indecision in the US Congress.”
“Putin made a brilliant move,” says Le Midi Libre. - He not only strengthens Russia's position in the political game in the Arab world, but also suddenly becomes the savior of the world who did not allow war. It is difficult after this to seriously consider the use of force. In addition, sincere this initiative or not, but it was approved by the main actors. "

Diplomacy against weapons

When the West goes through the back door, through the front comes to someone else, and in the Syrian issue Russia (perhaps herself unwillingly) workshop held true combination.

The West behaves extremely belligerently and is not ready to negotiate with the “monster” Assad. And then peace-loving Russians appear at a crucial moment with a compromise in their hands, which, as soon as Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov presents it to the public, admires all the actors, starting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Everyone seems to forget that the game of Russia from the very beginning of the conflict was invariably aimed at finding a political solution ... But what difference does it make? Russia emerged victorious from a duel with the eternal American enemy. The balance on planet Earth is shifting to the east, and the cards are going to a new distribution. The last few days, the media are actively discussing the new trend: will Russia become a new world gendarme?

Russia has no imperial ambitions

The site Rue89 tried to give an explanation for the sharp rise in the power of Russia, which in just a few years had overcome the path from the thaw to diplomatic victories. Astounding история Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer who has been at the head of this mysterious Russia for 13 for years, “including the period when he was Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev,” Rue89 said. To reach a key position, "which belonged to the country during the Soviet period (...), the Russian president relied on three main points: an aggressive foreign policy, an authoritarian domestic policy and a strong personal image."

Nevertheless, as Rue89 notes, “Vladimir Putin is not driven by the imperial ambitions of the USSR, and he does not export the social model. There are no former opportunities at its disposal when the Soviet Union supported the Cuban revolution, the African and Asian regimes, and wiped the United States in the nuclear field. (...) However, Boris Yeltsin’s successor became the author of the “Russian Renaissance”, establishing a number of new alliances: with still communist China, with the developing BRICS powers, such as Brazil and India, and states that are rising against the new world order with the American domination ".

Today, Russia offers a new path, different from democratic imperialism and the West-centric world order. “In part, this strategy is built on an anti-American and generally anti-Western stance,” writes Rue89. As noted on the site, this strategy made Russia "a natural ally of all those who believe that the domination of the West has dragged on too long, and that its weakening after the 2008 crisis of the year represents a long-awaited opportunity to put an end to it".

Vladimir Putin becomes "peacemaker"

Whether it is about restoring the power of Russia in the international arena, which underestimated France and the U.S.? This is the conclusion Rue89. In any case, in the Syrian issue Russia offered a way out of the impasse, writes in his blog Ryufol Ivan (Ivan Rioufol):

“Barack Obama and Francois Hollande had nothing to do in this civil war, because their intervention threatened only to complicate the lives of the Christians protected by Asad. Both of them owe much to Vladimir Putin, who on Monday offered to transfer the illegal Syrian arsenal under international control and thus made the prospect of military strikes unlikely. ”


"This turn of events turns the Russian president into a peacemaker and seriously strengthens his position towards the United States,"
- emphasizes the journalist, predicting "a change in the balance of power in relations between Russia and the West."

Be that as it may, in the first place “the fiasco of the Franco-American adventure means the end of the rule of the West in the international arena. If you think this is even for the better. The rise of the developing powers means that the West is no longer alone in the world. The US must give up its claim to the status of a world gendarme. As for France, it needs to recognize that its capabilities no longer correspond to the dreams of greatness. The punitive expedition was really just a snag, designed to conceal the strongest internal weakness. The priority of the West today is not to disperse its strength, but, on the contrary, to restore them on its own territory. ”

Multipolar world

So maybe the new cold war is starting? This is the question that the Lebanese newspaper L'Orient Le Jour raises.

“Everything leads to just such a thought. Russia is no longer a “colossus on clay feet,” but a full-fledged power, which is experiencing a boom and strengthens its position in the international arena, the newspaper writes. - It has become noticeable by no means now. (...) It was possible to start with an analysis of international relations in which the United States ceased to be the only superpower, along with their European followers. The confusion of the United States is due to the fact that they now have to share the world with another bloc, the BRICS, of which Russia is the cornerstone. ”


A multipolar world is taking shape on our planet, says L'Orient Le Jour: “In the future, it will be impossible to do anything without taking into account the position of Russia and BRICS. The new world order, of course, does not like the United States, because they are no longer the absolute master in the world and can not act on the international arena without taking into account the interests of the gaining powers. ”

"America is above all"

But how will the Americans accept this “new world order”? Someone succumbs to nostalgia, and someone on the contrary pragmatically approaches the situation.

La Voix de la Russie quotes American politician Patrick Buchanan, who on the eve of the 2012 elections of the year noted that America no longer needs “neo-imperial nonsense”

“Our country is embraced by biblical complacency. America needs a new foreign policy that is based on the realities of the modern world, and not the remnants of the Cold War and the dreams of democracy, he said. - We need to again be guided by the slogan "America is above all." For us, it does not really matter what is going on in the rest of the world, because we must adhere to enlightened nationalism. ”
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  1. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 16 September 2013 06: 21 New
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    The title is invalid. The international gendarme is both an opportunity and a willingness to use force when necessary. Russia is deprived of all this. It should be called "Russia is trying to become the conscience of the world" - but this, of course, is too much.
    It is more correct to say that Russia is trying to enter the world stage using available means - diplomacy. The output this time turned out spectacular and, most likely, effective. The real basis for a multipolar world, which everyone has been talking about for about 15 years, has finally appeared. Whether the Russian Federation is able to not lose enough unexpectedly acquired capital - we'll see.
    1. MG42
      MG42 16 September 2013 06: 31 New
      +4
      Is Russia trying to become a world gendarme again? ("JOL Presse", France)

      After the USSR ceased to exist and the Cold War ended, the role of the gendarme was played as before by the United States and the French did not particularly squeak about it ..

      Multipolar world
      So maybe a new cold war begins?

      The fact that the world has changed = fact, the US itself spat on the UN several times violated the veto unleashing wars, so the other poles did not put up with the outrage of such a world cop, and now the world is becoming a multipolar Russia + China as a counterweight to the USA, will there be a new cold war? she already invisibly started from the Syrian events ..
    2. GreatRussia
      GreatRussia 16 September 2013 06: 34 New
      +4
      The “retreat” of Barack Obama and Francois Hollande on the issue of military intervention and the diplomatic consensus proposed by Vladimir Putin put Russia in the spotlight.

      The first time I read how The “OBLIGATION” of Barack Obama and Francois Hollande on the issue of military intervention and the diplomatic consensus proposed by Vladimir Putin put Russia in the spotlight.
      1. Orel
        Orel 16 September 2013 06: 45 New
        +7
        The title is invalid. The international gendarme is both an opportunity and a willingness to use force when necessary. Russia is deprived of all this.


        All is correct. This is a French newspaper. In France, the word "gendarme" does not carry a negative connotation as in our country. There, on the contrary, it is to introduce law and order, designed to protect the rule of law. So that the French are essentially complimenting us ...
      2. cyberspace
        cyberspace 16 September 2013 07: 58 New
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        The giant of thought, the father of (homosexual) European democracy. Do you seriously think that he is facing "dullness"?
        1. omsbon
          omsbon 16 September 2013 09: 00 New
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          Yes, it’s good to live with such an unmarked face of wisdom! At all times, fools were treated condescendingly.
          1. Hudo
            Hudo 16 September 2013 09: 11 New
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            Quote: omsbon
            At all times, fools were treated condescendingly.


            This is as long as he was engaged in his direct business - he amused the people. But when he tried to poke his unwashed nickel out of his business, he, as a rule, unceremoniously, was put in his stupid place.
          2. AlNikolaich
            AlNikolaich 16 September 2013 11: 37 New
            +1
            Quote: omsbon
            Yes, it’s good to live with such an unmarked face of wisdom! At all times, fools were treated condescendingly.

            But this one, like a miracle, became the president of France! Apparently I caught a goldfish!
            Where the world is heading!
        2. lewerlin53rus
          lewerlin53rus 16 September 2013 09: 40 New
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          Quote: siber
          Do you seriously think that he is facing "dullness"?

          They say, "the infection does not stick to the infection." In this case, further dullness - clinical idiocy requiring hospitalization
        3. RA77
          RA77 16 September 2013 11: 16 New
          +1
          Oh damn it, please remove it someone !!! Today I read on RT that this amoeba Hollande does not stop all. Insists that the possibility of a military strike be provided for in the document of a resolution on Syria. The main thing is that the bitch himself is afraid of getting into a mess alone, only behind the back of the United States, but he wants all of a military strike. Pascuda. Probably the French themselves already hate it.
        4. OTTO
          OTTO 16 September 2013 12: 24 New
          +1
          Quote: siber
          The giant of thought, the father of (homosexual) European democracy. Do you seriously think that he is facing "dullness"?

          You are, however, a pessimist, I personally believe that human capabilities are not limited, especially in the process of further stupefaction !!!!
        5. Che
          Che 16 September 2013 18: 34 New
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          Such a feeling - the dumber the better. But for whom. Puppeteers or something?
          Spengler read - Sunset of Europe.
    3. mirag2
      mirag2 16 September 2013 07: 30 New
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      That's right. It’s true, obviously, the author wanted to say that Russia had power. Yes, it was able to influence the policies of the leading powers, but not with the military power of the “world gendarme”, but with a successful diplomatic maneuver. Lavrov is a great fellow, I was always amazed, what a fellow he is!
      But Russia uses affordable means - that is, it acts as it should, correctly, wisely.
    4. Sunjar
      Sunjar 16 September 2013 07: 58 New
      +3
      serge-68-68, you absolutely rightly noticed: it was "conscience." And this is not too much. Largely for the West, our people are so mysterious, because we have a conscience, and we are often guided by it in making decisions so that we don’t be ashamed later. They do not understand this: how can one act in any situation without fully satisfying one's selfish interests? At the same time, they did not squeeze the last of those with whose help they profit.
      They never had a conscience. And partly, therefore, they have fagot and creeps out of all the cracks and into each crevice.
    5. baltika-18
      baltika-18 16 September 2013 10: 02 New
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      Quote: serge-68-68
      . The real basis for a multipolar world, which everyone has been talking about for 15 years, has finally appeared

      Is it good or bad, do you think, or is bipolar better?
      1. serge-68-68
        serge-68-68 16 September 2013 13: 16 New
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        "Bipolar" is a rather conventional name. Even in the best times of the USSR-USA, firstly, there was a block of non-aligned, and secondly, leaders had to take into account and sometimes coordinate the interests of satellites.
        I suppose that for the current state of the Russian Federation, a multipolar world is more profitable - the more players, the more difficult it is for them to conspire against one ... Banal calculation. :)
  2. ImPerts
    ImPerts 16 September 2013 06: 27 New
    +6
    Is Russia trying to become a world gendarme again? ("JOL Presse", France)
    Not. There is the USA and NATO for this.
    Russia wants to become a good gentleman - an arbitrator.
    How are the classics?
    "Here comes the master - the master will judge us"
    And it turns out. Hot heads cooled, besieged the impatient ...
    They also made it possible to preserve physics.
    1. riding
      riding 16 September 2013 11: 01 New
      +1
      "Here comes the lord - the lord will judge us." Doubtful argument for. In the poem of Nekrasov, the master did not judge anything, only there was much to tear about the fray.
      After the collapse of the USSR, or rather, even earlier, because Gorbachev began, the country lost almost all friends, under the guidance of advisers from the states, traditional ties with other countries were turned off, they surrendered everything that supported the status of a great power. Strong support for Syria is necessary for both Syria and Russia itself, which means you can deal with it.
  3. Veter
    Veter 16 September 2013 06: 27 New
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    All of this is certainly correct, only
    illegal Syrian arsenal

    why not the American illegal nuclear arsenal ???
  4. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 16 September 2013 06: 29 New
    +5
    Not a gendarme, but an arbiter. The gendarmes love no one, and the referees are held in high esteem.
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 16 September 2013 09: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: FC Skiff
      Not a gendarme, but an arbiter. The gendarmes love no one, and the referees are held in high esteem.


      But how do you say, the phrase "Judge (in the sense of an arbitrator) for soap" does occur. To be an arbiter in the international arena, it is necessary to have a strong diplomatic corps (for writing yellow cards) and a strong Army and Navy - for writing red cards for those who are especially busted and dull and have the same damage.
  5. My address
    My address 16 September 2013 06: 34 New
    +3
    Russia has shown that her intellect is significantly higher than that of France and the States, that is, significantly higher than the stool. Intellect in the international arena. And no gendarme. And in the West, some did not understand where they were sitting head over heels, and let out a break.
  6. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 16 September 2013 06: 36 New
    +3
    hi "... peace-loving Russians at a decisive moment appear with a compromise in their hands ..."- that’s exactly what peace-loving; after all, in fact, none of those who wanted to bomb Syria did not offer anything but the use of force ... So there is nothing to blame for the mirror if the face is crooked! wink
    It's time to get used to the Anglo-Saxons that Russia will have to reckon with as in the days of the USSR. hi
    1. eplewke
      eplewke 16 September 2013 11: 32 New
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      Damn it, damn happy about the news! I don’t remember the last time I was so happy for my country and for my president! Ave Putin! Ave strategist!
  7. bomg.77
    bomg.77 16 September 2013 06: 37 New
    +3
    Is Russia again trying to become a world gendarme?
    Someone must be a gendarme, if there is a bullish infinite tribe around. Russia will drive you to the stall.
  8. krokodil25
    krokodil25 16 September 2013 06: 38 New
    +6
    Again, the paddlers say that Russia is becoming a full-fledged power, and Russia has not ceased to be French. Look at yourself better. You are no longer a power and your entire rear-wheel drive Europe, the used condom of America!
  9. svp67
    svp67 16 September 2013 07: 15 New
    +2
    Is Russia trying to become a world gendarme again? ("JOL Presse", France)
    Well, not all of NATO and the United States alone, to protect their interests, it is time for Russia to declare its interests and show how it is ready and able to protect them ...
  10. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 16 September 2013 07: 18 New
    +2
    from the Don.
    The West will come to its senses for a long time and get used to new realities. Although many people cannot change their brains. They still live in the past century. what an interesting time! For foreign policy I am proud of Russia and GDP !!!
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  12. Old bear
    Old bear 16 September 2013 07: 22 New
    +2
    Greetings to all members of the forum !!! First thoughts after reading the article, and suddenly (God forbid) there was a lull in Syria before the big storm? There is no doubt that hotheads have been cooled, but is this another trick designed to relax our diplomats? Well, it’s not just that the money of “good” neighbors in this number thrown into the war. Everything is still very fragile and subject to any provocation which our "partners" will gladly accept. Here is the latest news - the National Coalition of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces of Syria has asked the world community to ban Bashar al-Assad from using military aircraft and ballistic missiles in cities. This September 15 reports Agence France-Presse.

    The rebels also want government forces to be prohibited from using tanks and other heavy equipment in human settlements. According to the opposition, these measures, together with the destruction of chemical weapons, will stop the mass killings of Syrians.
    As they say insanity grows stronger sad the next proposal to take any weapon from the army to distribute petroleum jelly and ban any resistance to wrestlers? Well, as they say there are no words.
  13. Belogor
    Belogor 16 September 2013 07: 23 New
    +2
    The West is becoming smaller, except for the thirst for profit at the expense of other peoples and hypertrophied tolerance there is nothing for the soul.
  14. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 16 September 2013 07: 41 New
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    Quote: Belogor
    The West is becoming smaller, except for the thirst for profit at the expense of other peoples and hypertrophied tolerance there is nothing for the soul.

    That's just tolerance for some reason is not to those ..., laughing and as for profit, here is really age-old hypertrophy. hi
    1. Apollo
      16 September 2013 08: 26 New
      +3
      quote- “The idea proposed by Putin allows first of all to unclench the clutches around Damascus and weaken the already shaken determination of the French and American commanders,” writes Libération. - Putin perfectly understood that Obama could accept his offer as an opportunity to save face in the face of rejection of the operation in Syria in public opinion and indecision in the American Congress. "

      that’s exactly what Vladimir Putin did. Now Obama owes his reputation only to him and to no one else.
    2. HAM
      HAM 16 September 2013 09: 48 New
      +1
      Well, you know that the fraera ruined ..
  15. vlad.svargin
    vlad.svargin 16 September 2013 09: 08 New
    +2
    Obama should be grateful to Putin for “maintaining his image” in front of the Allies and in front of the whole world to him and his “Tobaccos” to Oland. Oland himself with his "military ambitions" means nothing even against Syria without the United States. But he also really wants to "go down in history"
    The “retreat” of Barack Obama and Francois Hollande on the issue of military intervention and the diplomatic consensus proposed by Vladimir Putin put Russia in the spotlight. Perhaps she becomes the new "world gendarme"?

    It seems to me insulting in comparison with the “world gendarme” for Russia there is nothing. It’s just a Western way of thinking, they don’t know how to think differently if you look into their centuries-old history. The fact of Putin’s merit recognition makes the World take a different look at the external relations between the countries, the onset of multipolarity:
    Be that as it may, first of all, “the fiasco of the Franco-American adventure means the end of the supremacy of the West in the international arena.” If you think about it, it’s even for the best. The rise of developing powers means that the West is no longer alone in the world. The United States must abandon claims to the status of world gendarme.
  16. seller trucks
    seller trucks 16 September 2013 09: 17 New
    +2
    on the Syrian issue, Russia (maybe without wanting it) had a truly masterful combination.


    (+) smiled, "by accident" like that, to clear up the crisis and shame Obama on the head, publicly, and the article in the New York Times is generally an accident.
    1. lewerlin53rus
      lewerlin53rus 16 September 2013 09: 45 New
      +1
      Really. The best impromptu - prepared in advance. In world politics, such things "by chance" do not happen; everything has long been calculated and laid out on a silver platter at the most opportune moment.
      And the word "gendarme" does not fit Russia. This is an American prerogative. Peacekeeping is more appropriate in this case.
  17. HAM
    HAM 16 September 2013 09: 37 New
    +1
    Unfortunately, France is turning into a sexless mongrel. At least its last steps (Libya, Syria) look just like that-bark louder than the owner.
  18. left-wing
    left-wing 16 September 2013 09: 49 New
    0
    Russia is not a gendarme and never will be. Originally, Russia is a peacemaker!
  19. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 16 September 2013 10: 10 New
    +3
    During the Cold War, only the power of the Soviet Union held back the US gendarmerie ambitions. After the collapse of the USSR, America completely unbelted. There was no longer any force in the world that could curb a potential aggressor. And the blood of the Iraqis, Afghans, Libyans, Egyptians flowed like a river ... the list is endless. All these troubles of the peoples were the result of the so-called "unipolar world", when one country, the USA - the world gendarme, decided who to bring democracy to with the help of bombs and missiles. Events that unfold around Syria indicate that the times of a unipolar world are a thing of the past. The voices of Russia, China, and South American states are sounding louder on the world political arena. This is a good sign!
  20. JonnyT
    JonnyT 16 September 2013 11: 27 New
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    Yeah .... the foolishness of the French, something new was invented, otherwise the tsar also called the world gendarme ....
  21. Ulysses
    Ulysses 16 September 2013 12: 10 New
    +1
    Kerry hurries to the rescue. laughing
  22. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 16 September 2013 19: 58 New
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    11 September, when the Americans and the French accepted the principle of a sweetheart agreement to "punish" the regime of Bashar al-Assad, who in the West is accused of chemical attack 21 of August, the French press in one voice dubbed the reaction of Paris and Washington "retreat".

    The Yankees and the paddling pool imagined themselves to be the most intelligent, cunning and dexterous, gave a blunder and fell into their own trap. It’s too late to change the charges against Assad, and there’s nothing to punish him for.
    Chemical weapons are not democracy; you can see, touch and control them.
    This is how the watchdogs are cut, by the tail and by the corner.
    Obama would not hurt to take a vacation with grief, swim in the sea, sunbathe on the beach.
  23. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 16 September 2013 22: 33 New
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    I don’t know if my homeland is trying to become a world gendarme, or is simply defending itself from scumbag-chaos, but the likelihood that our friends from the 5th republic will capture strong lyuley is clearly increasing.
  24. kelevra
    kelevra 18 December 2013 19: 23 New
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    Indeed, the title does not fit, Russia is simply tired of looking at the atrocities of America and decided to intervene more radically in the world order!