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Qatar as a new favorite in the race of friendship of nations

Everything was mixed up in the Oblonskys' house. Barack Obama, once looking at the Damascus for a red chemical line, which would cause an immediate democratic response, agreed with the peace initiatives of Russia and did not bullet Tomahawks around Syria, although the US military (Chuck Hagel will not lie) and did what they expected order. The terrible tyrant and sarin poisoner of his own people, Assad - and that is how he seemed to the West - suddenly became meek, like a lamb, and refused all his chemical weaponsand even papers corresponding signed. The OPCW, which is now working in Syria, won the Nobel Peace Prize, which looks both politically correct and logical: once they gave Obama, the chemists should be given. And recently it became known that Qatar, who actively sponsored militants in Syria, mainly from the SSA, not only contributed to the release of Lebanese Shiite hostages, but also tries to establish diplomatic relations with official Damascus, broken off in November 2011 on the initiative of Doha.

Qatar as a new favorite in the race of friendship of nations
Sheikh Tamim

Today, Qatar is sowing the world all around: the idea of ​​ending the feuds of the SSA and some of Al-Qaida’s groups in Syria, also from Qatar. It seems that Sheikh Tamim is trying on Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy's clothes on himself - or, at least, he is thinking about the Nobel Peace Prize. And at the same time about laying a gas pipeline through the territory of Syria to Turkey: the goal to heat the whole of Europe with gas is also a completely peaceful idea. And not an idea, but a whole dream. And nothing, that for the sake of this goal, Doha for more than two years contains groups of thugs and a whole army - consisting, it is true, of deserters, mercenaries, and every bearded rabble. In the media, by the way, they write that Qatar is financing not only the Syrian Free Army, but also absolutely notorious Islamists (for example, from “Dzhebhat al-Nusra”). And at the same time, on the Al-Jazeera TV channel, the atrocities of Assad are artistically and with decorations.

And suddenly - peace, friendship, chewing gum.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa Al-Thani sent a proposal to the Syrian authorities to restore diplomatic relations, passed the channel "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS.

The representative of the Syrian government replied that Damascus is waiting for Doha to take real steps that would confirm the seriousness of the Qatari authorities' intention to normalize relations. Damascus remembers the role played by Qatar in fueling the Syrian war.

As for the reliability of such information, Evgeniya Novikova ("Independent newspaper") indicates that the Lebanese television channel Al Mayadin reported on Qatar’s offer to make peace with Syria. This is not all: the reliability of the information was confirmed by the “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” source in the Middle East. According to this knowledgeable source, the letter from Doha was transmitted to Damascus via Beirut. Corresponding contacts took place during the Saturday exchange of Lebanese pilgrims for two Turkish pilots. Qatar was also involved in the negotiations on the deal - as a state having influence on the Syrian militants. The Lebanese side received a letter for Damascus along with the pilgrims.

The deal to free hostages from the captivity of the “oppositionists” was the result of difficult negotiations. As the correspondent reports from Beirut "BBC" Jim Muir, who coordinated the exchange, the head of the Lebanese security service, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, called the operation "a very difficult matter."

The pilgrims spent almost a year and a half in captivity of the “rebels” in unbearable conditions. The rebels claimed that the pilgrims were no longer pilgrims, but Hezbollah’s warriors. The Rebels wanted the Syrian authorities to release the 130 women prisoners in exchange.

In August, a “symmetrical” response followed 2013: in the vicinity of Beirut International Airport, unknown persons seized two Turkish pilots. The kidnappers said they would release the pilots in exchange for the release of pilgrims, and demanded assistance from Turkey. Today, the pilots are free: they returned to Istanbul and told reporters that their invaders treated them well.

The agreement to release the hostages, reached with the participation of Qatar, Turkey and the Palestinian Authority, involves the release of the mentioned 130 women prisoners held by the Syrian authorities. This stage of the transaction in the media is not yet covered.

So what does the peacemaker Qatar need?

It is possible that Doha received another portion of disapproval from Washington. Why now? It is easy to explain.

The White House today officially adheres to a diplomatic position on Syria, which has signed the relevant Convention and hastily chemically disarms. Washington has not yet moved away from “turning off” the government, which cost the country 24 billions of dollars, and Congress - the rating (it’s not so low, but even negative), and they don’t even think about any military actions. But the stubborn Qatar continues to arming the militants, feeding them and shoving packs of petrodollars. From the outside it looks very ugly: as if someone does not obey America and pursues not its own goals, but American ones. Moreover, with such sponsorship, it is not the insurgent nature of the struggle against Assad that is exposed, but the selfish character itself. There is no talk of democracy about the Western model. What the hell democracy can be exported from Qatar?

As for the likely American dissatisfaction with Qatari gas (supposedly it will compete with American gas — the very shale gas that the United States is about to fill with the EU’s almost free storage), this competitive question is more likely to suit Washington.

As indicated by Alex Nevelsky (, Royal Dutch Shell is going to sell its stake in the Eagle Ford Shale shale field in southern Texas. According to The Wall Street Journal, Shell stated that the field does not meet the company's objectives in terms of size and profitability. Back in August, the company announced that it had written off the cost of its shale assets in the United States to 2,2 billion dollars. The company's quarterly profit fell by 60% because of this. And Shell said it would consider selling some US assets.

Therefore, we note, Qatari gas to Europe is a good reason to put the gas shale “revolution” on its brakes. Nobody, of course, canceled the plan to knock down Russian Gazprom, but real Qatari gas will lead backstage project authors to a goal much faster than gas propaganda and worthless promises of cheap supplies to Europe for some 2018 or 2020 year, when Obama will be remembered only as the worst president in stories America.

So, the message to Qatar from across the ocean can serve as a version of Doha's steep geopolitical turn. But it is unlikely that only it played a role - if it ever existed.

A week ago, it became known that the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah, visited Turkey, where he met with the head of the Free Syrian Army, Salim Idris. Wrote about it IA "REGNUM"referring to "Fars".

The press knows everything, although this trip was classified.

“Al-Attiyah’s visit was part of Qatar’s efforts to coordinate and unite Syrian opposition forces, including armed rebels and terrorist groups,” an unnamed source told Fars. “The Qatari foreign minister is trying to resolve the differences between the Free Syrian Army and the 13 factions in Aleppo, which recently withdrew from the SSA.”

Qatar’s peacemaking activity “on the ground”, we note, does not speak about democracy, but that the Doha mission to overthrow Assad was unsuccessful: Assad is strong, including the unity of the people, and the “opposition” is divided and fighting each other . As a result, Qatar is further away from its gas dreams.

Tamim al-Thani - the new ruler, June 25, who replaced his father on the throne. If he makes a sharp turn, then just at the beginning of the reign. The failures of the rebel militants in Syria can be easily blamed on the father. Tamim, on the other hand, probably wants to be noted for political success. And if it is not possible to achieve something with military objectives, then why not try peace? Opposites are just two sides of the same coin.

(By the way, ideas about the gas pipeline project through Syria and Turkey were heard for the first time in 2009, when the Nabucco project, which was deadly for Russia, was being promoted, and the Qatari pipe would join it in Turkey. It’s time to think about whether it’s solely raw materials the roots of the “Arab Spring.” However, this is a topic for another article.)

As for Qatar, this tiny state is extremely ambitious. A sort of dwarf with the character of a giant. In addition to large reserves of mineral raw materials, it is famous for its large political ambitions and even some kind of influence in the world. The deafening crash in the world media about the liberation of Lebanese pilgrims with the bulging role of Doha in the negotiation process is another proof of this. It’s necessary to understand that Doha agreed because many of the militants are in her pocket ...

And also about ambitions, which the more I want to realize, the more their carrier in the international arena is mocked. Qatar was recently offended by Saudi Arabia. Offended in public. To the whole world. This is also the reason for the geopolitical response.

According to Konstantin Volkov ("News"), two months ago, the Saudi prince Bandar bin Sultan said that “300 people and the TV channel are not yet a state”.

The channel is Al-Jazeera, and 300 man is a wicked irony at the small number of Qatar’s population. Therefore, the young and energetic Emir of Tamim (1980 b.) Decided to take the lead.

Sergey Seregichev, an expert at the Institute of the Middle East, associate professor of the RSUH, told Izvestia:

“Doha intends to seize the initiative. Seeing that the Assad regime turned out to be more stable than expected, she now plans to act as a peacemaker. So the emir can get several advantages at once. He will help reconciliation in Syria, that is, become a peacemaker. He will also establish relations with Damascus, which will make it possible to stretch the gas pipeline to the Mediterranean Sea. And finally, it will show Saudi Arabia that a small country can also play big politics. ”

The pipeline through Syria is what Qatar has stuck in for the Syrian conflict, according to Izvestia.

If the conference "Geneva-2" shows that the peace process in Syria is possible, Qatar will have the opportunity to play along with the American democrats headed by Obama, it is indicated in the material below.

That's right! Qatar in one fell swoop all hares ubivahom. Washington finally turns its back on Riyadh, which, because of the gerontocracy there, may well face its own Arab Spring, while Doha satisfies its political ambitions and lives in harmony with the overseas owner of petrodollars, who also do not really want gas prosperity for Russia.

True, all these hares will be killed only when Doha returns its diplomacy to Damascus. However, Comrade Asad knows what the promises of the owners of Al-Jazeera are worth. Therefore, it is very doubtful that the Syrian President would change the interests of Russia for the interests of Qatar.

On the other hand, Doha has not yet opened all the cards. Something will become clearer at the Geneva-2 conference in November - if it only happens. And it should take place: now Qatar, as a new peacemaker of the 21st century, should also contribute to its implementation. After all, this is a peace conference. In addition, investments in Doha militants have not brought dividends.

And the last. Emir's behavior is pleasant news for those who are unwilling and unwilling to “democratize” Syria. Attempts by Qatar to return diplomacy mean that a final retreat of a divided and hostile "opposition" from the Syrian fronts is not far off.
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    MIKHAN 22 October 2013 07: 54
    It seems that Sheikh Tamim is trying on the clothes of Leo Tolstoy - or at least thinking about the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Keep your nose upwind! Such cunning .. they’re always afloat and get out after all .. How much blood on them. angry
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 22 October 2013 08: 04
      Thank you Oleg for the article, I’ll briefly write my opinion about Qatar, it’s like a bone in the throat of all progressively humanity and I don’t believe him.
      1. Ulysses
        Ulysses 22 October 2013 08: 16
        Qatar does not need to be trusted.
        It should be used "in the dark" in their own interests.
        Collapse slipper support, alright.
        And about the pipeline, you can fool around for a long time (until Qatar runs out of gas. Or the situation does not change).
        1. Mature naturalist
          Mature naturalist 22 October 2013 22: 58
          Quote: Ulysses
          And about the pipeline you can fool around for a long time

          Yes. "To promise is not to marry."
      2. Gennady1973
        Gennady1973 22 October 2013 14: 04
        Apollon. "Once again blather something in that tone, and your Qatar will not live to see tomorrow." With this warning, the Russian ambassador to the UN responded to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, who tried to threaten us with the “loss of the Arab world” in the event of a veto on the resolution on Syria. Take off only and you need to talk .................
    2. a52333
      a52333 22 October 2013 08: 05
      When I saw this news in a geopolitical mosaic, I thought something was with a monitor.
      But no, thanks to Oleg, explained hi . It is, of course, good. Minimize funding for militants. But it’s better not to stop funding. Change the object to Saudi Arabia. And the spit from the muzzle can be erased, and the competitor to sway. BUT? Sheikh Tanim - weak?
      1. SHILO
        SHILO 22 October 2013 08: 51
        But it’s better not to stop funding. Change the object to Saudi Arabia.

        Your speeches to God for a meeting!
        As the "Russia Today" agency reported yesterday, the well-known office of Human Rights Watch started talking about a non-democratic Bahrain! fellow
        And Human Rights Watch, as it seems to me, is a synonym for the State Department and the Pentagon!
        And not democratic Bahrain if the memory of the Saudi’s fiefdom does not change memory!
        Add two + two and ... what
        Knock Knock! wassat So democracy came for a chemical substitution.
        1. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 22 October 2013 08: 59
          Quote: SHILO
          And Human Rights Watch, as it seems to me, is a synonym for the State Department and the Pentagon!

          It seems right to you. wink
        2. a52333
          a52333 22 October 2013 09: 06
          AHA, Konstantin. hi That is directly felt by the ridiculous gestures of the Arabs - something has changed. They offer us money (5 billion), then the friendship of Syria. Like the hens that felt the fox in the chicken coop.
          1. SHILO
            SHILO 22 October 2013 09: 33
            Hello Alex hi For Christ's sake, do not think that I will follow! You are very good about the Saudis, and I had a post ready, I pushed it yesterday in comments on "Russia Today"! drinks
          2. Fin
            Fin 22 October 2013 10: 10
            Quote: a52333
            then the friendship of Syria.

            She has no friendship. Deep relations only with the legitimate democratically elected president. And to draw the attention of the democratizers to the grossest violations of human rights by the ruling regime. And they don’t know where to shoot.
          3. Botanologist
            Botanologist 22 October 2013 18: 22
            Quote: a52333
            something has changed. They offer us money (5 billion), then the friendship of Syria. Like the hens that felt the fox in the chicken coop

            Not the fox they felt. An angry arctic fox walks under the door.
            Just do not be led to their ransom. First, we will monitor human rights in Qatar, and then we should think about whether to drive our fleet to the coast, or still limit ourselves to supporting Iran, when it wipes these "peacekeepers" off the map of the world like sniff.
      2. 755962
        755962 22 October 2013 20: 25
        Quote: a52333
        Change the object to Saudi Arabia.

        Saudi Arabia talking about curtailing relations with the United States
        Saudi Arabia intends to fundamentally change its relationship with the United States. The kingdom is dissatisfied with the "inaction" of the American authorities in resolving the conflict in Syria, as well as their flirting with Iran. This is reported by Reuters, citing sources in the law enforcement agencies of Saudi Arabia.

        According to a source, Saudi prince Bandar Bin Sultan told European diplomats that Washington was unable to effectively resolve the Syrian issue, as well as the Arab-Israeli conflict, and also did not support Saudi Arabia in Bahrain, where the kingdom's troops entered to suppress anti-government protests in 2011. It is not yet known how much the statement made by the prince is supported by King Abdullah.

        "Now the distance from the US is of key importance. Saudi Arabia no longer wants to see itself in a dependent position," the source said. "Prince Bandar told diplomats that he plans to limit interaction with the United States after the United States failed to take effective steps in Syria and Palestine," he stressed. "For some time, relations with the US deteriorated as Saudi Arabia felt the US and Iran were drawing closer together," the source added.

        Read more:
    3. Canep
      Canep 22 October 2013 08: 08
      On June 25, 2013, Dad (Sheikh Hamad Ben-Khalifa Al Thani) abdicated in favor of the 33-year-old son of Sheikh Tamim Ben-Hamad Al Thani. It is hoped that this will change Qatar's foreign policy. True, I do not really believe in it, wait and see.
    4. Volkhov
      Volkhov 22 October 2013 08: 19
      Quote: MIKHAN
      How much blood is on them

      Blood is not in Qatar mainly, but in large intelligence agencies ...
      9.11 - airplanes in smoke, skyscrapers in dust, and terrorist passports were found in good condition.
      Volgograd - the bus was destroyed, people were killed, and the terrorist’s passport wasn’t even wrinkled, although at any location it should be burnt, full of blood.
      Investment Council at 11.30 in Moscow - Me is already in mourning, although the terrorist attack at 14.05 ... (the usual tie is blue, black - in case of mourning, they dress better for investors in a normal situation).
      Where are the statements of terror leaders and why did the suicide take a passport (in reality, she did not) ...
      So Qatar is just learning to be a wizard.
      1. a52333
        a52333 22 October 2013 08: 25
        Perhaps you are right. Only it is unlikely that this is the FSB. Oh, it’s not at hand for them. But for those who want an explosion and internecine strife - beauty is direct. He threw his passport, pulling out a wounded man - and with his finger on it - here he is - his.
        1. Volkhov
          Volkhov 22 October 2013 09: 55
          They also found a ticket ...

          Quote: a52333
          who wants a bang and feud
          - they are conducting the investigation.
          1. matross
            matross 22 October 2013 10: 27
            Quote: Volkhov
            they are investigating

            I would like to think that you are mistaken. But somehow everything looks strange - a passport, a ticket, no one took responsibility. The attack and its investigation live, though 11 Sept. remember. Question: why? To point out the enemy - is he already known, an occasion to tighten the nuts with the Dagestanis and the other North Caucasus? Many questions can be asked ...
        2. scientist
          scientist 22 October 2013 18: 18
          Quote: a52333
          Is it a number of FSB. Oh, it’s not at hand for them.

          Why so? You think the FSB is not people. Very people, accustomed to thrills, adrenaline and a beautiful life. And any terrorist attack is as a rule additional financing for a bunch of investigative measures. Although it may be criticized or even fired, but in general the system is in +.
  2. svp67
    svp67 22 October 2013 08: 06
    And at the same time about laying a gas pipeline through Syria to Turkey: the goal of heating Europe with gas is also a completely peaceful undertaking.

    This is all business and nothing more, but for the sake of it, neighboring states can be destroyed and many millions of civilians can “run the spring smelling of sarin” into their houses ...
    Tamim al-Thani is the new ruler who replaced his father on the throne on the 25 of June.
    The "prince" is more flexible than his father and can achieve something ...
  3. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 22 October 2013 08: 29
    "The behavior of the emir is good news for those who do not want and did not want to" democratize "Syria."-somehow it was not all the Trojan horse .. hi
  4. major071
    major071 22 October 2013 09: 10
    Is the US losing its sponsors? laughing
  5. pensioner
    pensioner 22 October 2013 09: 10
    Quote: Valery Neonov
    "The behavior of the emir is good news for those who do not want and did not want the" democratization "of Syria." - no matter how it turns out to be a Trojan horse ..
    And the emir is a two-faced anus ...
    1. bif
      bif 22 October 2013 10: 05
      Just the carrot and stick method in practice ... but now Assad’s move and now the carrot will go around Qatar
    2. Akhtuba73
      Akhtuba73 22 October 2013 11: 15
      Quote: retired
      two-faced anus ...

      Freud's reservation ... wink or a two-anus face, so to speak, a servant for two gentlemen
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 22 October 2013 11: 31
        Quote: Akhtuba73

        what A terrible sight must have been ...
  6. morpogr
    morpogr 22 October 2013 09: 11
    He understands, unlike his father, that sparks from the fire of a neighbor’s house can fly and start a fire in his house, and there isn’t any money from the states for the war, people wouldn’t understand this, and he would start a revolution. Now he will solve the problem politically and economically what his country more profitable.
  7. APES
    APES 22 October 2013 09: 22
    that the final retreat of the fragmented and warring “opposition” from the Syrian fronts is just around the corner.
    The question is where they will retreat? According to the logic of the article and the owners of the "retreating" they have one road - to our Caucasus.
    1. 528Obrp
      528Obrp 22 October 2013 09: 54
      Quote: APES
      According to the logic of the article and the owners of the "retreating" they have one road - to our Caucasus

      Yeah, they won’t give up their weapons in gratitude. But!!! these nits may have WMD manufacturing technology. Only for this you need Qatar for I * ta hang
  8. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 22 October 2013 09: 42
    Doha guys are flexible and plastic, no matter how doha guys die.
  9. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 22 October 2013 10: 22
    Children of monarchs are responsible for their parents, otherwise what kind of monarchs they are. So let him get all this rabble to himself in Doha, and he will have problems, Doha. I think so. drinks
  10. Sergeant
    Sergeant 22 October 2013 11: 13
    As for the reliability of such information, Evgenia Novikova (Nezavisimaya Gazeta) indicates ...

    ... Let's wait for the official statements.
    It is unlikely that Qatar has grown bolder (or "obsolete") so much that he decided to "personally" play "big politics" without the knowledge of the owners. If so, then this is "nothing" ...
    If with "knowledge" (ie the owners "muddied something"), then it is worth thinking about what it would be? ..
    In any case, (IMHO) you need to wait for more official sources.
  11. hrych
    hrych 22 October 2013 12: 24
    Now, as usual, Turkey turned out to be with the anus, a friend of Qatar moved out, and the result was Kurdish autonomy in Syria (a small step of man, a big step of mankind towards Kurdistan), a bunch of frostbitten Islamists who will "sway" the secular Kemalist system, and billions were thrown to the wind and this during a stable, global, economic crisis.
  12. George
    George 22 October 2013 12: 36
    Today, Qatar generally sows all around

    A joke.
    The chairman comes to the collective farm and asks:
    -And where is the agronomist?
    They answer him:
    - Sowing!
    - ??? What sowing? January is the month !!!
    - I just don't pronounce the letter "r"!
    Sorry, I could not restrain myself.
  13. Savva30
    Savva30 22 October 2013 13: 51
    2 November 2011. Qatar claims to be a regional leader

    Al-Ahram Al-Arabi even published the following statement by the ambassador of Syria to Egypt, Yusuf al-Ahmad: “Qatar is the spearhead of aggression against the Arab ummah. He weaves a web of conspiracies against his Arab brothers. Its leaders are the bridge over which Israeli-American aggression passes into Arab countries. This is the country of the sheikhs, in which more Americans live than the citizens of Qatar themselves. ”

    Based on: Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)
  14. Admiral 013
    Admiral 013 22 October 2013 13: 59
    If the owner (I hope everyone understands who I mean) said "fas", then you have to yap. If the owner said "no fucking," then you can't. Politics is a dark matter, but something is visible to the common man.
  15. Echo
    Echo 22 October 2013 15: 25
    Yes, he would go to the forest, this ugly katarysh! No negotiations with these brutal bandits and chain mongrels of America - to spank it more beautifully, the rest for edification, that’s the whole peaceful dialogue!
  16. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 22 October 2013 16: 43
    Assad knows such friends for x ... and to the museum.
  17. Vittt
    Vittt 22 October 2013 18: 15
    Quote: "... two months ago, the Saudi prince Bandar bin Sultan said that" 300 people and a TV channel is not a state yet. "
    Indeed, this Ban-bada-bam is for ... here. His language is his enemy. In politics, as in the "zone", you need to carefully select words.
    But Qatar decided to fish in troubled waters, and suddenly - catfish or IDE? laughing
    On the other hand: where is Qatar going to lay a gas pipeline - by sea through Kuwait and Iraq or through the same Saudi gerontocracy, with which it is allegedly not very friendly?
  18. scientist
    scientist 22 October 2013 18: 40
    If the conservative Winston Churchill said that "the country has no eternal friends and eternal enemies, but only eternal interests," then Doha all the more can change friends and enemies several times a day. But who wants to be friends with an al-Qaeda sponsor? I think it's high time the Hague trebunal got involved in this problem, let Doha become friends with him, preferably forever.
    1. Ram chandra
      Ram chandra 22 October 2013 20: 03
      trekuset *.
  19. Ram chandra
    Ram chandra 22 October 2013 20: 02
    Assad will indicate a place for these dogs.
  20. voliador
    voliador 22 October 2013 20: 30
    The dream to sell its gas through Syria and Turkey for so long the sheiks had a brain fog, and now the return line has to be turned on laughing .
  21. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 22 October 2013 22: 38
    <<< As for Qatar, this tiny state is extremely ambitious. A kind of dwarf with the character of a giant. >>>
    This is what crazy money makes, whether with people or with countries - some kind of obsessive megalomania wakes up, confidence in the ability to implement crazy megaprojects, while violating the norms of morality and international law and regardless of what human tragedies and victims this will lead to! And this behavior is promoted by such "sponsors - globalizers" as the United States and NATO, which need such dwarfs yapping at their direction, and even with money. One can only be glad that the Syrian people and their army are dealing a brutal blow to these ambitions, forcing Qatar and its sponsors to twitch in search of a way to save their face and influence by getting out of the ass they have driven themselves into in Syria!
  22. Misantrop
    Misantrop 22 October 2013 22: 47
    Quote: Goldmitro
    That's what crazy money makes, that with people, what with countries - some sort of obsessive megalomania wakes up, confidence in the possibility of implementing crazy megaprojects, violating moral standards and international law, and regardless of what human tragedies and victims it will lead to!
    One clarification. Most often this happens when the so-called "bad" money has fallen, and has not been earned by sweat and bloody corns. That's when delusions of grandeur arise. This can be seen even in the example of almost any oligarch thief or pop zvizdyushka