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“The openness of the US government is a myth”

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“The openness of the US government is a myth”“The American intelligence community is more than 15 special services, in their number the US is the absolute leader with whom only the USSR could compare. American society, which promotes the values ​​of freedom, is under significant control of the special services, ”political analyst Alexei Pilko told LOOK TO the newspaper, commenting on the accusations of the International Committee to Protect Journalists against Washington.


The Chinese official agency Xinhua on Monday called the whole world to "de-Americanization." According to Chinese commentators, the fiscal crisis in the United States gives other countries a good chance to abandon American hegemony.

Meanwhile, the EU leadership on Monday warned that the US budget problems could have serious consequences for the world and European economies. “It becomes very important for the United States to solve its fiscal problems. Otherwise, this can have dramatic consequences for the global economy and, of course, have a negative impact on the emerging recovery of the European economy, ”said European Commission Deputy Olli Rehn.

Earlier, on Saturday, the head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, recalled that the inability of politicians in Washington to reach an agreement on raising the "ceiling" of national debt could be the cause of a global economic catastrophe.

Alexey Pilko, an associate professor of the faculty of world politics at Moscow State University, told the VZGLYAD newspaper about whether the time of “de-Americanization” is really nearing in the world.

VIEW: Alexey Vasilyevich, the Chinese official press made an unusually pretentious statement - she called the whole world to “de-Americanization”. Are they serious? If so, is it not time for China to start with itself and withdraw its foreign exchange reserves from the United States?

Alexey Pilko: These appeals reflect the fear of the Chinese elite. The elite are worried that China may suffer serious economic damage in the event of any economic shocks in America.

I do not think that the United States will default. They have already approached this line several times. Most likely, the Republicans and Democrats will agree. The problem is that this internal instability and political fights are increasingly affecting the global economy. In China, it hits hardest because he is America’s largest creditor. Therefore, the situation, in particular, such as now, during a dispute over the budget, greatly irritates the Chinese. God forbid, something will happen to their more than a trillion dollars.

This appeal is a kind of element of pressure on the United States undertaken to stop their political clashes, causing instability.

VIEW: Before the default, theoretically, there are three days left. Even if they have time to agree at the last moment, can this behavior of American politicians be regarded as a sign of the weakness of the state?

A. P.: There is a small chance that a technical default will occur. The default is not beneficial to anyone - neither the United States itself, nor the rest of the powers. The problem is that within the framework of the current Bretton Woods system, which was formed under Roosevelt, the global financial system is American-centric.

It is clear that it can already be considered archaic and it’s time to look for something else, but at the time of the collapse it will crush not only the American economy, but also all the world's largest economies in general. The very “ideal storm” that some economists are talking about will begin.

So, most likely, the Americans in their own country will come to an agreement and at the last moment will “rebound” from default, otherwise they will get such problems that will cost them the status of the largest world economy, if not more.

VIEW: Due to the "shutdown" of the government in the United States, numerous donor programs have been suspended. Their activities are supported only by donations from charitable organizations. However, in some states, programs are suspended completely. How will such a refusal affect the confidence of ordinary Americans in their state?

A. P.: The situation was approximately the same under Bill Clinton. It is unlikely that this will particularly affect the life of American society, which has not yet been fully affected by this dispute. Let's see what will happen. I do not think that today it makes sense to talk about a serious undermining of the confidence of Americans in the state. It is too early to draw conclusions.

VIEW: How would you evaluate the findings of the report that the International Committee to Protect Journalists published at the end of last week? The report says that in America there is a tendency to call open coverage of government activities "espionage" ...

A. P.: In this respect, I do not see any novelty. The fact is that never in the United States was there such freedom as we used to think. Exactly the information that the American state considered necessary to communicate was released into public space. The openness of the American authorities is a myth. They were never what they wanted to appear to the outside world.

VIEW: But in relation to the United States such judgments rarely meet. More often in this reproaching the developing countries or Russia ...

A. P.: The whole American propaganda machine has been working since the war to create the image of the American state as “open and popular”. In fact, it was not. I would not exaggerate the level of openness of US government agencies even in comparison with some Western European countries.

VIEW: What do you think about the decision taken on Saturday in the US court, which allowed the NSA to continue to track calls from the Americans? According to Snowden, the NSA kept the metadata of millions of Internet users who were not suspected of any illegal activities ...

A. P.: The NSA monitored the calls of Americans, tracks them and will track them. This is a normal work, for which fulfillment including this body was created. The American intelligence community is more than 15 special services, in their number the US is the absolute leader with whom only the USSR could compare. American society, which promotes the values ​​of freedom, is under considerable control of the special services.

And the case of Snowden, which everyone now knows about, is rather an element of the American domestic political struggle. It was beneficial for someone to blow it all up, to make this analyst run. Intelligence agencies are created in order to obtain information - both about external factors and about its own citizens. This is an open secret.
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  1. alone
    alone 16 October 2013 16: 06 New
    +9
    the very concept of "Open authorities" is already a myth. and this is not only in America, but throughout the world
    1. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal 16 October 2013 18: 54 New
      +3
      values ​​of freedom, is under significant control of special services


      - This donkey understands that there is no freedom among US citizens!
  2. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 16 October 2013 16: 11 New
    +3
    As a simple BROTHER., - which of us cares what happens there (where !!!) across the ocean ...
    Maybe you remember, they will agree, but they will become a rebirth, because hi
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 16 October 2013 16: 19 New
      0
      Mr. Valery Neonov, a big request to you. Stop writing any crap to me in PM. Another similar letter and I’ll ask the administration to close your mailbox in FIG.
      I ask for humanity, I got already drunk.
  3. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 16 October 2013 16: 11 New
    +7
    Democracy in action! Go wherever you want, but a step to the left, a step to the right of the marked tracks - an attempt to escape, we shoot without warning!
    And after that they shout that we walk along the streets of the building ?! This is a pathology that needs treatment!
  4. Lech from our city
    Lech from our city 16 October 2013 16: 11 New
    0
    The NSA is like an octopus that has revealed its tentacles in all states.
    HAVE THOUGHT our citizens did not think about the introduced system of plastic cards - SUCH A MONEY RELATIONSHIP SYSTEM is very convenient for tracking all small transactions that require the injection of finances into one or another activity.
    It is very easy to track suspicious activity, say, by organizing any subversive activity (organizing demonstrations, strikes, supplying various extremist groups and then)
    1. 11111mail.ru
      11111mail.ru 16 October 2013 18: 57 New
      +2
      I'm not at all sure if our "shepherds" are able to track the activities of "curators" - all payment systems - are made over the hill.
  5. Algor73
    Algor73 16 October 2013 16: 12 New
    +1
    Where power opens up, anarchy begins, because society is still not mature enough for such high self-control, self-respect, selflessness, etc. Open power is a myth, I support "Lonely".
  6. Altona
    Altona 16 October 2013 16: 24 New
    +7
    After reading American magazines, especially shop windows, such as "Life" or "Time", one immediately becomes convinced of the mythologization of American politics and the general promotion of oneself to one's beloved ... Being young, I had to read the source code in English, this is in 1991 ... I confess, was surprised that the US propaganda machine is much cooler and bolder than the communist and Nazi combined ... The then articles were devoted to "humane" actions in Iraq after the Gulf War, lowering cholesterol in food by introducing GMO soybeans, glorifying the "golden boy" Bill Gates , especially amused by the passage about the superiority of the F-16 over the MiG-29 in view of the fact that the resource of the engines of the last 300 hours, and so unproven, better and that's it, let's go nafig ...
    1. ia-ai00
      ia-ai00 17 October 2013 06: 50 New
      0
      Having lived in the USA for 15 years (they left Kazakhstan in the 90s), relatives came to visit, soon after the Georgian "war", with such "brainwashed" brains that we didn't recognize them. And only after seeing here on TV an interview of residents of Ossetia, women with their daughter - about the guilty, interrupted by aMers, stopped accusing Russia.
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  8. Chervonets
    Chervonets 16 October 2013 16: 28 New
    +8
    Yes, it's not an open secret.
    But the point is the publicly smashed to pieces smash liberalistic myth of human rights (and of freedom of the media).

    Recall 80 ...
    "... bloody Gebnya, who watches over each of the unfortunate inhabitants of the Soviet Union, the violation of freedoms and human rights ...."
    or remember how Stasi was watered again for surveillance
    But at least these structures did not build innocent lambs from themselves.

    As a result, the West, pretending to be white and fluffy, actually surpassed by orders of magnitude in surveillance ...
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 16 October 2013 18: 38 New
      +2
      Quote: Chervonets
      Recall 80 ...
      "... bloody Gebnya, who watches over each of the unfortunate inhabitants of the Soviet Union, the violation of freedoms and human rights ...."


      And starving ghouls are hateful (the so-called dissidents), howling stood a hungry pier! And here in Guantanamo they sit without trial and are massively starving - and at least henna! So democratic.
  9. a52333
    a52333 16 October 2013 16: 30 New
    +1
    These calls reflect the fear of the Chinese elite. The elite is worried that China could suffer serious economic damage in the event of any economic turmoil in America.
    RZHUNIMAGU! And what, they still hope for something ??? !!!! Forget your trillion with a ponytail, like the Germans about their gold.
  10. andrei332809
    andrei332809 16 October 2013 16: 32 New
    +1
    it is more than 15 special services, by their number the USA is an absolute leader with which only the USSR could compare

    about how. in the USSR there were kegeba, emveda and the military. It’s divorced now, you don’t know who to dodge.
  11. piotr534
    piotr534 16 October 2013 16: 35 New
    +2
    Earlier, on Saturday, the head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, recalled that the inability of politicians in Washington to reach an agreement on raising the "ceiling" of national debt could be the cause of a global economic catastrophe.
    According to the latest data, it seems like they agreed to raise the ceiling. And everything is right at the expense of the Chinese, they hoped that by buying Amerian government bonds they could influence US policy and turn around. Now China itself is afraid of the US default because so much of their dough is reset can. what
    1. Yarosvet
      Yarosvet 16 October 2013 17: 45 New
      0
      Quote: piotr534
      Now China itself is afraid of the US default because so much of their dough can be reset.

      It’s not only a matter of money - the lion's share of China’s economy (and not only) is geared towards domestic consumption. If the consumption of the mattress falls, China will receive a monstrous crisis of overproduction with which it is not a fact that it will cope.
  12. Sochi
    Sochi 16 October 2013 16: 49 New
    +3
    Democracy is the right to demagogy ... and the prohibition of any action. And in order not to speak up before the action, there are special services that will catch you as soon as you encroach on the sacred - on power.
  13. Aleksey_K
    Aleksey_K 16 October 2013 17: 39 New
    +1
    Quote: Chervonets
    Yes, it's not an open secret.
    But the point is the publicly smashed to pieces smash liberalistic myth of human rights (and of freedom of the media).

    Recall 80 ...
    "... bloody Gebnya, who watches over each of the unfortunate inhabitants of the Soviet Union, the violation of freedoms and human rights ...."
    or remember how Stasi was watered again for surveillance
    But at least these structures did not build innocent lambs from themselves.

    As a result, the West, pretending to be white and fluffy, actually surpassed by orders of magnitude in surveillance ...

    This bloody gebnya was given to you, What personally bloody did she do for you? Why don't you use "bloody SRUshniki" (CIA)?
  14. voliador
    voliador 16 October 2013 17: 42 New
    +2
    And how many of our liberals in the 90s set them up as examples of Sramers and other "shitcrats". As if even then it was not clear that all their democracy was just a slogan, no better than "the USSR is the bulwark of the world," with the same amount of promises and the same amount of real deeds.
  15. voliador
    voliador 16 October 2013 17: 42 New
    0
    And how many of our liberals in the 90s set them up as examples of Sramers and other "shitcrats". As if even then it was not clear that all their democracy was just a slogan, no better than "the USSR is the bulwark of the world," with the same amount of promises and the same amount of real deeds.
  16. horoh
    horoh 16 October 2013 17: 46 New
    +3
    US openness is not a myth, but a fairy tale for suckers !!!! And unfortunately, many still believe in it.
  17. Igor62
    Igor62 16 October 2013 17: 50 New
    0
    Quote: lonely
    the very concept of "Open authorities" is already a myth. and this is not only in America, but throughout the world
  18. Chervonets
    Chervonets 16 October 2013 17: 54 New
    0
    Quote: Алексей_К
    Quote: Chervonets
    Yes, it's not an open secret.
    But the point is the publicly smashed to pieces smash liberalistic myth of human rights (and of freedom of the media).

    Recall 80 ...
    "... bloody Gebnya, who watches over each of the unfortunate inhabitants of the Soviet Union, the violation of freedoms and human rights ...."
    or remember how Stasi was watered again for surveillance
    But at least these structures did not build innocent lambs from themselves.

    As a result, the West, pretending to be white and fluffy, actually surpassed by orders of magnitude in surveillance ...

    This bloody gebnya was given to you, What personally bloody did she do for you? Why don't you use "bloody SRUshniki" (CIA)?

    Well, so I am about the same. Why not use "bloody bullies" now ???
  19. old rocket man
    old rocket man 16 October 2013 18: 14 New
    0
    Personally, I have never been seduced about American (and any other) democracy. Democracy exists only among the Papuans, and even then in a greatly reduced form.
    And about the default, there is a likelihood of artificially inflating the situation by America itself, in order to make the developed economies of the world bend with great enthusiasm fellow
  20. Lindon
    Lindon 16 October 2013 18: 15 New
    +3
    KGB of the USSR small children on the background of the NSA.
    America even Stasi surpassed the Secret Police of Nazi Germany.
    It is only in Russia after the Gorbachev noodles and the 5 column that there are still naive victims of liberal agitation.
  21. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 16 October 2013 19: 43 New
    +1
    The American intelligence community is more than 15 special services, by their number the USA is an absolute leader with which only the USSR could compare. American society, which promotes the values ​​of freedom, is under significant control of the security services.

    Compare with the KGB of the USSR
    From the memoirs of the last chairman of the KGB of the USSR V.V.Bakatin it became known that in the 1991 year the number of KGB employees was about 480 000 people, including paramilitary units:
    220 000 people - military personnel of the border troops of the KGB of the USSR;
    50 000 people - government communications troops;
    767 people - three divisions of the airborne troops and a separate motorized rifle brigade (since January 1991);
    about 1 thousand people - subdivisions of the KGB Special Forces.
    As Bakatin pointed out, 180 000 KGB officers were officers, 90 000 officers worked in the republican KGB. The operational staff totaled about 80 000 people.


    The USSR cannot be compared in terms of the number of special services with the United States. In the USSR, besides the KGB and army intelligence, there were no other services. In the US, only full-time employees CIA least 20 000 person, according to them, and in NSA more 140 000 people, and how much data is not available at all in the other 13 special services. But the coast guard and military communications units, marines, etc. the CIA and the NSA are not listed, that's for sure,
  22. tennis
    tennis 16 October 2013 20: 22 New
    0
    Quote: horoh
    US openness is not a myth, but a fairy tale for suckers !!!! And unfortunately, many still believe in it.

    The number of such suckers is growing, unfortunately. Tele-radio noodles work at full speed.
  23. ksv36
    ksv36 16 October 2013 20: 37 New
    -5
    The article is crazy, about nothing wassat To the author minus stopitsot. IMHO.
  24. shalk
    shalk 16 October 2013 20: 46 New
    +1
    Quote: Corsair5912
    In the USSR, besides the KGB and army intelligence, there were no other services.


    But they were effective. Intelligence is not a field of activity in which competition plays into the hands of the common cause.
  25. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 16 October 2013 21: 00 New
    +1
    The whole American propaganda machine from the time of the war worked to create the image of the American state as an “open and popular”

    Already a big question from America_s about what is
    times of war
    (WWII is their war ...), and as for
    image of the American state as “open and popular”
    then they themselves, categorically against this, recall the recent ones: segregation; the unsolved murders of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, etc .; Watergate scandal; The Irangate Affair etc.
  26. ksv36
    ksv36 16 October 2013 21: 21 New
    0
    Gyyy, laughing and minus what for? Isn't the author offended. I quote the rules, for those who have forgotten: "comments on the site are intended solely for the expression of readers of their own opinions regarding published articles" I wrote - IMHO.
  27. APASUS
    APASUS 16 October 2013 21: 28 New
    0
    the Chinese semi-official press made an unusually pathos statement - it called on the whole world to "deamericanize". Are they serious? If so, is it not time for China to start with itself and withdraw its foreign exchange reserves from the USA

    A serious call for the US authorities, China may and most importantly wants to take the number one place in the world!
  28. stroporez
    stroporez 17 October 2013 09: 24 New
    0
    They brilliantly showed their "openness" when they banned the admission of any "observers" there to the elections ... which, in fact, is correct ... like our kitchen and everyone there ... put your piggy here ... .... eh! ours would have such a position ...
  29. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 17 October 2013 11: 07 New
    +1
    Western, including American media inflated the thesis about "human rights", in order to hide the real situation with these rights in the United States itself. The state cannot be completely open. For one reason or another, personal rights are limited. But the West is silent about this, creating the impression of an "ideal society". Yes, all this is a lie.