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The house Uncle Sam built cracks

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The house Uncle Sam built cracks The process of weakening the US position in the world continues. The house Uncle Sam built creates one crack after another.


The loss of European allies confidence in the American Big Brother began with Bradley Manning's revelations, who gave food to WikiLeaks. The next blow was Edward Snowden. As a result, Germany canceled an intelligence agreement concluded with the United States and Britain during the Cold War era. The inadmissibility of such practices in the relations of the allies was announced by Angela Merkel, whose phone the NSA had tapped since 2002. Obama was in an uncomfortable position for the president of a great power, when he was forced to declare that he did not know anything about this tapping of the German Chancellor, after which the German media brought the final clarity to this question: it was Obama who ordered him to listen to telephone conversations.

As a result, Europe has already denied the United States access to the SWIFT financial database, which is located in Switzerland and contains information about billions of transactions worldwide. MEPs decided to take this step at the end of October. In support of the decision on the termination of access to the database, 280 deputies of the European Parliament voted.

In addition, the European Parliament intends to prohibit large companies to transfer personal data of EU citizens to the authorities of other states. Parliamentarians have developed an amendment to the law on personal information. According to this amendment, large corporations, such as Google or Yahoo, will have to request permission from the EU authorities to transfer information about users in the United States.

The other day the head of the German Ministry of Justice Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger on air of the radio station Deutschlandfunk said: "If our suspicions are confirmed and it comes to initiating the case, the Federal Prosecutor's Office of the Federal Republic of Germany will have to work out the question of a possible interrogation of Snowden as a witness." According to the minister, the European Union should suspend an agreement between the EU and the United States on tracking the financing of terrorist activities: “Obama’s apologies are not enough. In my opinion, the decisive point is whether Americans can change their data collection policy without any restrictions. ”

Another consequence of Snowden’s revelations for the United States was the decision of the 28 leaders of the European Union member states to instruct the German Chancellor and the French President to discuss the wiretap problem with the administration of Barack Obama in order to reach a mutual understanding of the limits of intelligence activities. This initiative was supported even by British Prime Minister David Cameron, despite the “special relations” of the British with the United States.

Given that the current revelations of Snowden may not be the last, we can assume that the old harmony in relations between the US and Europe is far behind. Spying Americans for the Allies dealt a serious blow to the transatlantic partnership. Berlin is most decisive in this - despite the strength of the pro-American lobby in the Federal Republic of Germany.

In parallel, the process of weakening US influence in the Middle East is developing. Washington's unsuccessful attempt to resolve the “Syrian issue” with the help of military force did not allow Barack Obama to noticeably influence the G20 agenda in St. Petersburg. However, the matter did not stop at Syria. The United States was forced to revise the foundations of all its policies in the Middle East, beginning to shift the emphasis from cooperation with the despotic Gulf regimes towards developing relations with Iran. Riyadh rather sharply reacted to this Washington maneuver, in its turn threatening to reconsider relations with the United States. And Tehran is clearly not in a hurry to accept the American rules of the game. There have been cracks in the relations of such US Middle Eastern allies as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

At the same time, US withdrawal from Afghanistan is nearing. In Kyrgyzstan, Americans were asked to leave the Manas base.

It is getting harder and harder for Washington to retain its influence in Latin America. If Brazil succeeds in maintaining stable economic growth rates, it will occupy the same position in Latin America as Germany does in Europe. The economic and military-political ties of Brazil and other large Latin American countries with Russia and China are becoming stronger.

The recent budget crisis did not remain without consequences for US foreign policy. There is a growing understanding that the enormous public debt of the United States, as emphasized by Professor Valentin Katasonov, represents a "threat to the stability of the world economy."

The results of US foreign and domestic policy in 2013 do not promise anything comforting to Washington. The house that Uncle Sam built built serious cracks in many areas: conflicts with most American allies are growing; the possibilities for US military intervention without a UN mandate in situations of international crises are narrowing; The US economy, built on an unsecured dollar, is recognized as a threat to the global economy: protest sentiments are intensifying in the USA itself, whole enclaves arise in a number of large American cities, in which, in fact, legal authority no longer functions; the signs of a split in the ruling circles of America are multiplying ...

Does all this mean that we will soon witness the end of the Pax Americana project?
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  1. makarov
    makarov 6 November 2013 08: 18
    +9
    ".. built on an unsecured dollar, is perceived as a threat to the global economy .."

    And since China has the most of these green yuan, in order not to be "in the pipe", China will fully support the American financial and economic model.
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 6 November 2013 08: 32
      10
      Quote: Author Yuri Baranchik
      Obama found himself in an uncomfortable position for the president of a great power when he was forced to declare that he did not know anything about this wiretap of the German Chancellor, after which the German media brought final clarity to this question: it was Obama who ordered to listen to telephone conversations.
      Well, what can I say here, except:
      1. Bum
        Bum 6 November 2013 08: 44
        15
        Well, not so much the "great power" of the United States ... - just a bunch of criminals who were once exiled there. Bad gene pool and its consequences.
    2. GDP
      GDP 6 November 2013 11: 58
      0
      And since China has the most of these green yuan, in order not to be "in the pipe", China will fully support the American financial and economic model.

      And Russia, as well as most other countries that have significant savings in dollars ...
  2. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 6 November 2013 08: 20
    15
    we are still choking with them ... but one thing is incontrovertible - the process has begun.
    1. Canep
      Canep 6 November 2013 08: 40
      10
      I’m still waiting for Wagi’s predictions to come true or not, whether America will fall apart and whether Barack Husseinovich will be the last US president.
    2. alone
      alone 6 November 2013 19: 11
      0
      belay the process has begun - Judah Gorbach recalled
  3. Averias
    Averias 6 November 2013 08: 21
    10
    About their exclusivity.
    1. Guun
      Guun 6 November 2013 10: 43
      +3
      Already somehow destroyed the Exceptional Empire.
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  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 6 November 2013 08: 23
    +5
    The rake that the merikatos stepped on is already flying into their forehead. It remains to wait what the impact force will be.
  6. major071
    major071 6 November 2013 08: 25
    +8
    America's attitude to other countries from the position of its "exclusivity" and acting as the "navel of the earth" will someday come back to them, which at present proves the cooling of relations between the US and the EU, in which Germany plays the main violin. Apparently they were offended by the United States. And if Snowden tells the Germans something else, I don't envy America. Well, right. For that fought for it and ran.
    1. Migari
      Migari 6 November 2013 10: 11
      +2
      I completely agree. Europe is already tired of making a good appearance with a bad game from the United States, Snowden opened his eyes to everyone, with such a spit they could no longer remain silent,
  7. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 6 November 2013 08: 25
    +5
    it was Obama who ordered to listen to telephone conversations Merkel
    Or maybe he is a gerontophile? lol
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 6 November 2013 08: 45
      +5
      Quote: lewerlin53rus
      Or maybe he is a gerontophile?

      Coupled with voyeurism - a destructive passion for peeping (well, and eavesdroppinglaughing )
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 6 November 2013 09: 56
        +5
        Quote: Corsair
        voyeurism

        Quote: lewerlin53rus
        gerontophile

        Where did you get these words? lol
        1. lewerlin53rus
          lewerlin53rus 6 November 2013 12: 37
          0
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Where did you get these words?

          It is called erudition hi
    2. AVV
      AVV 6 November 2013 11: 22
      +2
      He is Barak, but as you know, a solid and strong structure will not be called Barak !!!
  8. Corsair
    Corsair 6 November 2013 08: 25
    +2
    Quote from the article:
    As a result, Europe has already denied the United States access to the SWIFT financial database, which is located in Switzerland and contains information about billions of transactions worldwide. MEPs decided to take this step at the end of October. In support of the decision on the termination of access to the database, 280 deputies of the European Parliament voted.

    In addition, the European Parliament intends to prohibit large companies to transfer personal data of EU citizens to the authorities of other states. Parliamentarians have developed an amendment to the law on personal information. According to this amendment, large corporations, such as Google or Yahoo, will have to request permission from the EU authorities to transfer information about users in the United States.


    A number of actions have been taken by Western European countries, which we have NEVER seen in the entire post-war history ...

    Riot on the "ship"?
  9. Alikovo
    Alikovo 6 November 2013 08: 33
    +4
    A possible scenario for the split of the United States: Alaska, Florida, California, Texas are the main candidates for secession from the United States.
    1. Basileus
      Basileus 6 November 2013 13: 48
      0
      Well, the prospects for the three are at least quite good. At least economically, California is already larger than Russia, so it is hardly necessary to talk about dependence on anyone. But the "Central" part is in doubt.
  10. Renat
    Renat 6 November 2013 08: 49
    +3
    Europeans are bolder. I wonder how long they last?
  11. Gardamir
    Gardamir 6 November 2013 08: 49
    +4
    All is well said. But add on my own. The 5th column of Russia provides strong support for the preservation of the United States. All funds are either in Europe. either in the USA. Now the strength of the dollar in Russia and China. And ideological support, starting with such seemingly trifles as renaming the police into the police, look at the uniform, Russian policemen look like American cops. So America lives and lives while Russia supports it, and Russia supports while the liberals are in power, and liberals in power while America supports them ... That’s such garbage.
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 6 November 2013 11: 41
      +1
      Quote: Gardamir
      Now the strength of the dollar in Russia and China.
      Russia is withdrawing money from the United States; abrupt withdrawal is also fraught.
      As of August 2012, we have in US bonds: $ 162,9 billion, as of August 2013: $ 136. And even earlier, reserves reached 300 billion. Moreover, according to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, international reserves for this period increased from $ 510 billion to $ 512 billion.
  12. Sunjar
    Sunjar 6 November 2013 08: 51
    +2
    If they do not give up the dollar, as a world currency and such a thing as petrodollars, the World, including Russia, will be pulled out by the United States on its own, just as it was under President Nixon. Then the whole world rushed at its own expense to save America. By the way, against the backdrop of that crisis, the question arises why the USSR government (at that time Brezhnev, like rules) did not declare the capitalist economy and the order of life incapable, and that only communism is able to ensure the crisis-free development of the whole World?
  13. morpogr
    morpogr 6 November 2013 08: 56
    +4
    The United States now represents a typical American house from the outside and inside it is beautiful and looks rich, and after a hurricane cracks and holes appeared and it became immediately clear that the house was made of plywood and cardboard in general from the city.
  14. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 6 November 2013 09: 18
    +3
    But they will tear Pin_do_stan to shreds, how to give a drink will be torn, it is worth giving a slack ... Own problems, coupled with unresolved historical ones.
    Internal problems and contradictions are understandable. But: as they say, "shoot into the past with a pistol, and it will answer you with a cannon." Not so long ago, an interesting transformation took place with one of the largest Mexican drug cartels, Zetas. From banal pistolleros, they transformed first into a drug cartel, and now into a political force, putting forward the idea of ​​forming "El Republica del Norte". The Northern Republic should, according to the plan, include the northern states of Mexico and a number of American states (Arizona, Texas, California).
  15. Belogor
    Belogor 6 November 2013 09: 41
    +3
    This uncle Sam will still creak and ruin the life of others.
    It is a pity that there is no suitable stake for this uncle.
  16. Selevc
    Selevc 6 November 2013 09: 47
    +1
    Incidentally, the principles of building American foreign policy - this is their weak point - they are obviously too overplayed in a superpower ... NATO seems to be formally an alliance of equals but in reality there are those who command and those who have to obey implicitly ... And countries like Germany and France and even Turkey is not at all the partners who will always meekly execute teams from Washington ... It seems to me that Russia, China and other major players in world politics should certainly take advantage of these contradictions in their favor ...
  17. mitya24
    mitya24 6 November 2013 10: 01
    +1
    The United States, having created a nuclear bomb, essentially signed their own sentence in the medium term. They have everything OK, when somewhere there is a big war in which they take a limited part. Saturation is growing, science is developing, the population is engaged in production, gold and foreign exchange reserves are growing. Now, and this is obvious even to McCain, a big war is a kapets to a blue balloon. So the Americans are sad. They don’t know what to do.
  18. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 6 November 2013 10: 03
    +1
    Everything would be fine, but our TAM money.
    1. Yura
      Yura 6 November 2013 11: 04
      +1
      Quote: Standard Oil
      Everything would be fine, but our TAM money.

      Yes, don’t be sad that much about it, we also have a lot of their money. smile
    2. kartalovkolya
      kartalovkolya 6 November 2013 11: 14
      +2
      I agree with you, thanks to the "best finance minister" we have more than $ 170 billion worth of American debt papers - this is certainly not critical, but the money is ours. And then the Guarantor also talks about supporting the US economy, and then you start to think "what and why"! But at the same time, the course towards the creation of EVRAZES, partnership by partnership, and money apart, and the creation of T.S. also not in favor of our "partners" from Washington! It's time to think about creating a new world monetary system (preferably without members of the Beidelberg club)! Since the collapse of Uncle Sam's house has begun, it is not up to someone else's grief "your shirt is closer to your body" and get out!
  19. ZU-23
    ZU-23 6 November 2013 10: 16
    +3
    The author lists the merits of Snowden and Wikileaks, because in fact, if not for Putin, then there would not have appeared any heroes of Asangev and Snowden, even if they had appeared they would have been sitting in Guantanamo long ago, and the remaining six of America would not have paid attention to it , all these demonstrations against the NSA would have been dispersed by tear gas. So no matter how ridiculous it may look, but Russia has besieged the Americans from hegemony, we are not only scaring the states, but we are not letting them do whatever they want, because there are real states with their fair history and they will always support us, because they lack the intelligence to be leading in such matters, and they too crawled into the Americanos swamp on which they now depend.
  20. ed65b
    ed65b 6 November 2013 10: 45
    0
    Who said that Snowden will not merge the United States and knows nothing at all? now Putin knows, and at the right time reveals this or that info under the guise of previously transferred materials. Politics. hi
  21. morpogr
    morpogr 6 November 2013 11: 13
    +5
    The right way leads Comrade Obama to the bright future.
    1. Rattenfanger
      Rattenfanger 6 November 2013 11: 27
      0
      ))))))))))))))))))))))))
  22. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 6 November 2013 11: 26
    +2
    Wars, especially unjust ones, lead to the decomposition of the army and then the whole society. A parasitic form of government is initially destructive for both the ruling clique and the whole society. And the United States was originally created as a state of fugitive criminals and adventurers from around the world, well what result could be expected from this scum — only the creation of a parasitic society. But there is always a limit to everything: people are tired of hunching a gang of crooks and everything is going to the collapse of this uncle Sam’s house! America)!
  23. Soviet_Union
    Soviet_Union 6 November 2013 11: 28
    +2
    Let Americans get used to the idea of ​​dismembering the United States. The southern states - Latin America, Alaska - know where - to their homeland, the north - to Canada, and the remaining pieces - to the native Indians. And everyone will be happy.
  24. 528Obrp
    528Obrp 6 November 2013 12: 29
    +5
    The house Uncle Sam built cracks
    Yeah ... there was Uncle Tom's Cabin , and became a barrack ... Obama.
  25. VladimS
    VladimS 6 November 2013 12: 30
    +1
    since China has the most of these green yuan, in order not to be "in the pipe", China will fully support the American financial and economic model

    Right. That is why while these candy wrappers are still in use, China in every possible way encourages, and most likely finances, the purchase of real assets - production around the world.
  26. Santa Fe
    Santa Fe 6 November 2013 12: 41
    -2
    The house Uncle Sam built cracks

    We have been continuously hearing about this for 90 years.
    finally come up with another joke. This one already got
  27. IOwTZ
    IOwTZ 6 November 2013 13: 08
    +1
    America is evil! But it’s too early to bury her.
  28. Federal
    Federal 6 November 2013 13: 16
    -8
    Yes, that’s all nonsense, the USA and you and your kinders will outlast what their problems are compared to yours, well, they didn’t bargain with the Kyrgyz and Latins, and figs with them ... tomorrow they will come running asking if they don’t agree with Putin, all this is nonsense, you do not need to replace your inferiority with hatred for enemies, be better than the enemy in everything and then defeat and scour the poison from under the computer as worms are unworthy, have respect for the country that defeated you and us, by not washing by skating
  29. 222222
    222222 6 November 2013 15: 00
    0
    "The house that Uncle Sam built is cracking" .. and ... fuck it ..
    Federal (1) UA Today, 13:16 PM New
    "Yes, this is all nonsense, the USA will outlive you and your kinders," ... The first swallow is Daytroit ..
    1. Santa Fe
      Santa Fe 6 November 2013 17: 07
      0
      Quote: 222222
      The first swallow-Daytroit ..

      Already been. The Great Depression
      And what's the use?

      USA, early 1960s
      1. lewerlin53rus
        lewerlin53rus 7 November 2013 08: 49
        0
        Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
        Already been. The Great Depression
        And what's the use?

        Do you remember how America got out of this depression?
  30. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 7 November 2013 00: 11
    +2
    Quote: Federal
    have respect for the country that defeated you and us, not by washing so skating

    I don’t remember when the USA defeated Russia? Yes, they lost the battle for the Soviet Union. But losing one battle does not mean defeat in the war. The cold war continues.