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American who dared to justify Putin's actions

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Stephen Cohen from Princeton says he is a true American patriot, not his critics. Princeton and New York University Professor Emeritus Stephen Cohen recently appeared in a rather strange company.


This scientist with progressive views in general is married to Katrina Vanden Huvel (Katrina vanden Heuvel), editor in chief of the publication left Nation. His views on the Ukrainian events make Americans understand the point of view of Putin.

In his article Distorting Russia, Cohen wrote that the "demonization" of Putin in the news tantamount to poisonous and bad media practices bordering on Cold War alarmist statements.

Others go even further. They praise Putin for his active and tough actions and fiercely upholding Russia's national interests. Conservative icon Pat Buchanan recently asked whether it was too much to compare Putin with Hitler, and quite naturally came out in defense of Putin’s policy against gays.

The author of American Conservative Rod Dreher (Rod Dreher) agrees with Buchanan, and the former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani (Rudy Giuliani) praises the Russian president, stating that this is "the man who is called the leaders." Even Sarah Palin, as you know, is looking at Russia from the window of her kitchen in Alaska, and in 2008, the Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was inevitable.

But although the opinions of these people remain largely without comment, Cohen was subjected to universal derision, calling Putin apologist. But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Newt Gingrich) supported him (who would have thought!).

Cohen says he is - a true American patriot, and those who call for President Barack Obama and the European Union oppose Russian in Crimea, are a threat to our national security.

Cohen is one of the top US scientists in Russia. He was an adviser to President George W. Bush on the USSR, led a course on Russia at Princeton and New York universities, wrote eight books on modern Russian storiesand he publishes his articles in the Washington Post, Reuters, and other media.

What do you think of those who call you an apologist for Putin?

- For those who decry, I have a twofold answer. The reality is that I am the only American patriot among those who attack me. I am a patriot of American national security. Until all this started, Putin was our best potential partner in the world in US national security affairs. I will quote a line from an article I wrote many years ago: "American national security still passes through Moscow."

Discouraging the fact that we saw it in Syria in August, when Putin literally saved Obama as president. When Obama was trapped and did not want to attack Damascus, he could not enlist the support of his own party and congress. Putin gave him Assad and chemical weapon.

Putin and [Russian Foreign Minister] Lavrov, in the shadows, Iran pushed for dialogue with the United States because of Obama demanded attack on Iran too. And it is - not to mention the fact that Russia provides transportation 60 percent logistical resources for the needs of NATO and U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan.

But the problem is that if someone says what he thinks about Russia, he must prepare for insults from other people. In the mail, I usually receive messages of the following kind: "How much does the Kremlin pay you?" Believe me, not enough.

And before they called you an apologist for Putin?

“I already went through this because I was old, and it was during the Cold War.” Then the dispute was about what are the best approaches to the Soviet Union. Do we need to work on "detente", as it was then called, that is, to create areas of cooperation that mitigate conflicts so that no one uses nuclear weapons.

Passion in those days ignite serious, and in fact, there was persecution of progressive elements. We were called pro-communist forces or pro-Soviet or pro-Kremlin, and even apologists. But the difference was that on our side was an organization called the American Committee for agreement between East and West. It was a kind of a lobby group whose members spoke with Congressmen, with presidents and editors of various publications.

Was Donald Kendall (Donald Kendall) from the company Pepsi Co., Was Tom Watson (Tom Watson), who headed while IBM, and was George Kennan (George Kennan) [by American postwar policy of containment of the Soviet Union], who acted very much alive and active. So in that involved a lot of very well-known conservative people.

In this group there was no clear division into left / right / conservatives / liberals. So if someone wanted to call me an anti-American, then in this case, and the head of IBM should also be called that? In the 90-ies, when Clinton began to promote NATO towards Russia, I began to warn everyone that this would lead to what led to. I wrote about this not only in the Nation, but also in the Washington Post, and in my books. I wrote that if we do this, we will become like Pakman from the computer game of the same name, which goes from west to east and devours everything in its path until it rests on the Russian border.

We have reached the Russian border during the Bush administration, because the Baltic states joined NATO. Then we had one episode in Georgia 2008 year because there we crossed the red line. And we moved it to Ukraine.

I do not understand why people do not see. If you are within 20 years pushes military alliance with political components, including missile defense system, including non-governmental organizations that receive public money and are deeply involved in Russian politics, and hatched the idea of ​​revolutions on Russia's borders, then eventually you will certainly upreshsya in red line. And she, unlike Obama, will begin to counteract this.

Ukraine for these people has always been a coveted prize. They wanted to get it out there and went too far. Any Russian leader who has in his country legitimacy would be forced to do the same, now that Putin is doing. They have begun to counteract.

I say this, and for this I am called Putin apologist. These people do not understand. And they do not care about national security.

Therefore, I am a patriot. I care national security. And whatever we do, it's an old tactic of McCarthyism to prosecute progressive forces.

You said that Obama had to demonstrate his “thanks to Putin” by going to the Olympics. Why?

- This is not my main idea, but this is what my mother taught me: when someone does something good for you, do not spit in his face. Have everyone forgotten the September 11 and Boston?

I wrote that Obama should go on one day in Sochi, get up close to Putin, when terrorists threatened to blow up the Olympics to show that in the fight against international terrorism, they stand shoulder to shoulder. It would be a fantastic example of leadership, but he [Obama] just like a snake wriggling on this issue with gay and could not do so.

And now they accuse me of being against gays. I say that we need a united front in the fight against international terrorism, which is violently attacking Russia and hitting us twice, the last time in Boston, but they say one thing: “He’s against gays.” Well, what is this conversation? These are irresponsible people. They behave unpatriotically, because putting such labels on people is not American. This kind of talk will not benefit the American national security.

If they do not agree with me, let him publish some material, which says that Cohen is wrong in this, and that it is necessary to look at so and so. That would be great. Maybe I did wrong. But I wanted to know why.

And if they consider it a wise policy to move NATO eastward from Berlin, if they violate the promise made to Gorbachev - that NATO will not move east to the east, and even less up to the Russian border, then let them explain why wise policy. But they will not tell you the truth, because the truth is that they want to deprive Russia of all the forces and means to ensure their national security.

Ukraine is a trophy, but they have gone too far, and now we are in an extremely dangerous situation. Extremely dangerous. This is the worst situation in your life. And if you have children and grandchildren, they will have to endure the consequences of what we are seeing today. And this is the fault of the White House, the congress and the European Union.

Putin is not started. He did not want it. He did not really want to. And now he is acting in response. I am not alone in my belief, I just speak from themselves. I warned that this would happen, but I did not listen.

They have ideologues in positions in the Foreign Ministry type Michael McFaul [former U.S. ambassador to Russia]. He - ideologue, not a diplomat. If you appoint such people on basic political positions, and will make such recommendations to the president ...

Do you know what Hillary Clinton said today? She equated Putin to Hitler. And this woman wants to be president of the United States. Lovely as they will have a conversation, if elected.

But how can you negotiate with Hitler? And then she said that of course, it is necessary to reduce tension and to commence negotiations. If so, do not call him Hitler. If you can not explain everything, do not seek the presidency.

Even Obama said that Putin behaves like a spoiled child, loitering by the class. Unworthy of the U.S. president to say such things.

I can not remember, so at least someone spoke so much about Soviet leaders. We did not like Brezhnev, because we did not like its political system, but it was not anything personal. Nixon and Brezhnev got along just fine. They felt sympathy for each other.

Putin, among other things, the most consistent leader 21-century (serial does not mean good or bad). He has been in power 14 years. It rises above all others. The only one who can keep him company, that Merkel.

The last three American presidents were losers in foreign policy were warmongers. You would think that here there is a certain element of envy Putin very successfully represents the interests of their country, and all our presidents spoil. One after another, a failing war.

Exactly think Russian, among other things. I was in Russia in December and asked me why, why they attack Putin? Are they jealous? I had to pause and reflect. I do not know. Maybe it is.

But there is one important point. In a democracy of selected crises through dialogue. And in our country there is no dialogue. There are only those people who say not that Putin raves. And what else is new? He really raves? No. Rave those who call him Hitler. If he is Hitler, but today we have Munich. And if today Munich, tomorrow we have to start a war, right? They think at least one step ahead? No.

They found themselves in the grip of this insane syndrome and declare that we have not seen a life more evil than Putin. But all that he did for them offensive, it raised Russia from its knees. We loved Yeltsin, because he was always drunk and agreed with everything. And here in Russia a sober person appeared, defending her interests - is he correct in seeing them or not. This is what our national leaders should do. But diplomats should sit and deal with all this.

You say that Putin is defending national interests - are they right or not. But does this rule out actions by the United States if the United States determines that they are wrong?

- We are debating this. But I would say the following about this. Does Russia even have any legitimate national interests at its borders? The fact is that there is an implicit assumption that she does not have such interests, even in Crimea. But if you start from such a position, it will not lead to anything from the start, because every state, even a small one - and especially a great state - has such interests.

Therefore, I use the following analogy, although it is not perfect. For example, tomorrow Russia will suddenly begin to demonstrate its power — political, economic — in Canada, right on our border, as well as in Mexico. Are we in this case simply say: "Okay, every nation has the right to decide its future destiny?" Can we say that?

But if we claim that Russia should get out of the Crimea, which in itself is ridiculous, what about Guantanamo? It was built in the absolute double standard. I do not know why they think so: because stupid because false, or because it just confused.

My main thesis is that it is not Putin, but we managed to move the line of a new Cold War away from Berlin, where it was unsafe. This we moved it directly to Russia's borders. Maybe it's not the Iron Curtain, but Berlin was divided 45 years. And now we move this line directly on the territory of Ukraine split. A split Ukraine God and history, but not Putin.

Do you think that there is absolutely no reason to say that this is wrong when Russia carries out military intervention in Ukraine?

- We do not know whether Putin entered the Crimea or not. We don't actually know that. We are talking about "facts" emanating from Kiev, and in them a lot of misinformation.

Do you think that this is not Putin?

“No, no, I don't mean that.” We do not know. It seems to me that I know, but I do not have the facts. And as a scientist, I stick to what I know.

It seems that in the Crimea centered around 9000 Russian servicemen. They patrol the streets, guarding the building. They've got a naval base. So by law, by contract, Russia has every right to be there. They've got infantry, protecting strategic facilities.

I think that troops taken from the Crimean naval base are moving across the Crimea. I do not know whether they sent troops across the Russian-Crimean border. Therefore, if we want to use the word "intrusion", we must have accurate information.

Yes, Putin did something. He mobilized the troops stationed there. There is no doubt. Perhaps he violated the terms of the contract with Ukraine on the movement of troops on the naval base. This could be. But have you heard the story about the snipers?

Yes, I heard.

- Everyone blamed Yanukovych for using snipers who killed people on the Kiev Maidan. Then I said: how do you know who is killing whom? How can we know about it? I said I have to wait. And now it has become clear what the Estonian foreign minister said to the EU foreign minister. He said that it was not Yanukovych’s snipers, but snipers from the right-wing movement operating on the streets, that it was a provocation.

But I do not know if this is true. If it turns out that it's true, can we turn the events around? Can we say that Yanukovych is legitimate and right? Will we be able to return it to Kiev? No, the train has already left. When people like me propose to first consider the facts, and only then make decisions, we are told: "You are Putin's advocates!"

- But the protests in Ukraine still took place, regardless of whether these snipers acted on the orders of Yanukovych or not.

- In November and in December, these were very peaceful protests. And John McCain went there and stood next to one of the fascist leaders, and even hugged him. He did not know who he was. And Victoria Nuland [Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs], as we now know, was planning a conspiracy to overthrow the government. We now have a tape on which she tells the US ambassador how the Americans will form the new government.



This is called a coup. Yanukovych was elected legally. All stated that the elections were fair.

- Do you see any advantages in the protests?

- Of course. But let me turn it all over to the other side. Let's say the tea party says that Obama, with his Obamacare program, violated American law and the constitution. She surrounds the White House. Tea party members throw bottles of gasoline into the protection of the White House. Obama is running, and the tea party puts Ted Cruz at the head of the White House. Will you call it democracy?

A kind of democracy in Ukraine? By the way, why could not they wait? Before the next presidential election was one year. Why Washington and the EU did not say "no"? We are democratic country, we do not do that. Peaceful protests - that's all we need. But Molotov cocktails at police, we do not leave, because if we started throwing in some democratic capital, police opened fire to.

Look what they did in London. Look what they did in Greece. Look what we did on Wall Street movement Occupy. They did not even show any violence, and we beat them, and watered pepper gas. Here's how we did.

We believe that people have every right to protest peacefully. They get permission, go outside and can stand there until it snows. It is their right - if they do not interfere with traffic. But they can't throw an incendiary bottle at police. This rule is valid in any country, in any democracy. But we suddenly begin to believe that in Kiev you can do that. They are freedom fighters.

So, the democratically elected President Yanukovych is running, and a government appears in Kiev that does not have legal legitimacy either in accordance with the norms of Ukrainian or international law. And we are told that this government is an example of virtue. And then there is the parliament, where they scared the majority of deputies representing the ruling party. And this parliament starts to make crazy laws.

Went there [Secretary of State John] Kerry and tried to reason with them, and I think he did it, because these people have abdicated their promises. Because now the tail wagging the dog.

You said that the American mass media incorrectly represent certain aspects of Russia, including the situation with homosexuals in this country. How did the media misrepresent the assault on gay rights?

- Well, the media does not know the story. In Soviet Russia, homosexuality was considered a crime. When I lived in Russia in the 70 and 80 years, our gay friends lived in fear, fearing arrests. They were not even in the closet, they were lowered to the level of the basement.

In 1993, Russia removed homosexuality from criminal acts. After that, gays began to appear in public. Not like this - well, you understand. Then they began to apply for permits to hold gay parades, and the city authorities reacted very negatively.

Why? Russia is a country of tradition. All survey data shows that approximately 85 percent of Russians consider homosexuality to be either a disease or a conscious choice. You and I - we will say that it is terrible. How can you be so primitive? And I will tell you how.

That's how people thought in the U.S. and in my childhood, when I lived in Kentucky and Indiana. And even when I came to New York in 1960-ies. What changed this attitude? Education. Gays fighting for their rights. It was a long struggle.

But even today we have eight or nine states where laws against gays more repressive than in Russia. Russian law was a stupid law because first of all it is not feasible. Secondly, this law provokes homophobia.

But the fact remains. In Russia there is no broad public opinion in support of gay rights. Is absent. He was not there nor 30, nor 40 years ago. I do not remember any Russian who would come to us in the United States and began to tell the American gay, how to fight for their rights.

I grew up in the south, where there was segregation. I don’t remember a single Russian who would come there and start teaching blacks how to fight for their rights. This is a general rule. Either you fight for your rights in your country and get them, or you don't. And we simply exacerbated the situation [of gays in Russia]. As my gay friends from Russia say, “yesterday I was just a homosexual, and now I’m an American homosexual.” We worsened the situation for gays. Many sensible and politically conscious Russian homosexuals will tell you this.

- Do you think that American intervention has worsened the situation of gays in Russia?

- I do not think, but I know. I can give you the names of Russian lawmakers who told me that they want to get rid of this law, they want to talk about this with Putin. But this cannot be done if this issue is turned into another barricade separating America and Russia. Do you think the situation in Ukraine will benefit Russian gays?

But the position of homosexuals in Russia is simply desperate. We have seen a lot of posts on this topic.

- And I did not say that everything is fine with them. But why should we care? Are we going to form a brigade and send her there to free Russian gays? Whether you are black, Jewish, gay or Muslim, in our country you gain rights when you fight for them. That is how democracy works.

And why is that America must go back and deal with the issue of gays if 85 percent of Russians believe that they should not have any rights? They have to fight at home, and most reasonable gays understand this. In our country, it has happened repeatedly.

By the way, until we have fallen into hypocrisy, I recall the data from the New York Times that the violence against gays in New York in 2013 year have doubled compared to 2012 year. Maybe we should first bring order to their streets?

What do you think is the purpose of those people who criticize you?

- This is a peculiar form of censorship. I know people from American universities who think the same as me. But they are afraid to speak out, and I embarrass them for it. Our country has nothing to fear. It is necessary to be afraid in Russia. But here, what can they do with us?

Although they can. You do not get a good job, which was the dream, you can not get a raise. You begin to blacken, thee are labeled.

They want to shut me up. Call me and threaten. I would not give them special meaning, write it off as stupid people, but I was too lonely. I need other people who come from political closet.

We were on the brink of war with Russia. Now many people realize that things have gone too far. Even [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid (Harry Reid) - and he said the day before that we need to cool down a bit and think. Well done, Harry Reid.

Senator Rand Paul (Rand Paul) said that we need to ask ourselves the question, and not we ourselves have contributed to all of this. I almost fell off the chair the other night on the transfer of CNN. I told them the same thing that I tell you now that it is we put pressure on Russian, we accept that this heavy burden of responsibility. Putin can not be called innocent, but we're out of all this is not going to get if you do not take on some of the blame. Having said that, I thought that now I otstegat whip.



And you know what [former Rep.] Newt Gingrich said? "I agree with Professor Cohen." [Editor's note: in deciphering the program, Gingrich says that in the words of Professor Cohen "there is a lot of truth."] He said that we overestimated ourselves, that we are behaving unreasonably with Russia. We need to think about what we are going to do. I almost cried, and only held back because I was on television. For me, it became a lifeline.

Don't you think he said that in order to get some arguments against Obama?

- Yes you are right. They often attack Obama, saying that he created it all - because of Syria and everything else. But this is complete nonsense.

Do you know why Gingrich said that? Because he - an educated man. He is a historian. He thinks in historical categories. He's smart. And he is now no presidential ambitions. So this time, he spoke from the heart.

And what do you think about Pussy Riot?

- Someone did a study. In 82 countries, they would be executed for what they did. I don’t know what would happen if they came out at St. Patrick’s Cathedral [in New York]. 15 years ago, a young couple came to St. Patrick's Cathedral, took off her clothes and had sex there. They were arrested. I do not know exactly what happened to them later.

One of the problems Russia is that they have little administrative justice that can give a suspended sentence, fined the offender or make him wash off graffiti in the subway. It exists, but it is necessary to develop because many people in general should not be put in jail, they should be given a conditional or probationary period. Russia needs to reform its legal system.

When this happened, the whole country came out against Pussy Riot. When they were sent to prison, the people relented and said: “Poor girls. They seem to be quite good. ” Do you know what they did before prison? They came to the supermarket, undressed, lay on their backs, spread their legs to the side and thrust frozen chickens into their vagina.

But there were people in the store with the kids. But Russian authorities did nothing. They did not arrest them.

Pussy Riot did something very funny. I do not remember where - in Moscow or St. Petersburg - have a drawbridge. So they drew a penis on it, and when the bridge is lit, it's penis rose. Pretty funny and ridiculous. It was a clever idea.

But then they went to the most sacred temple in Russia, which 30-years was blown up by Stalin (and later restored). And they sang not just that Putin is bad. They then brushed his song before launching it on the Internet. There were elements of dirty pornography and scatology. This is a bad policy opposition.
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  1. Denis
    Denis 18 March 2014 12: 04
    +97
    Most of all a sharp break in relations with Russia is afraid of the American, who is now on the ISS in outer space ..)
    1. hz123
      hz123 18 March 2014 12: 06
      +23
      URGENT REFERENDUM ON THE ISS !!!
      1. Arberes
        Arberes 18 March 2014 12: 20
        +25
        There are still adequate muzhiks in the States, and this is encouraging!
        Cohen for you dear drinks
        1. Gloria45
          Gloria45 18 March 2014 12: 45
          +25
          Hello my dear compatriots!
          Firstly, I want to congratulate us all on our VICTORY!
          WE TAKE THE CRIMEA!
          Secondly, I want to thank everyone who creates such
          readable sites, like this one and all visitors, read your
          comments and they give me vitality and faith in our
          world victory!
          I am writing this because I can be
          behind enemy lines. The endless lies of the Western media make their own
          black business. Truly ignorance and laziness, two rings
          extremities. And the key points here in Europe are for
          average average processing are two
          Goebbels' principle: "Choose an object for hatred"
          and "For a lie to be believed, it must be monstrous."
          But fortunately, not everything is lost, there are in Europe and America
          and in all countries sane politicians, political scientists
          Yes, and ordinary citizens. To somehow be useful
          for my country at this difficult time, I try to convey
          true information to as many people as possible.
          As a gold digger, I am looking for those political, economic figures
          and just journalists who bring light to people.
          I have some list of names and interviews, but interviews,
          usually in french. I must say that even such
          little things how to find a website with truth in France you need to overcome
          certain difficulties, it's all banned.
          If someone is interested in this kind of information, teach me
          how to proceed, I honestly delitant, but with great
          desire to help and hope with some potential.
          After all, victory in the Crimea is not the end, it is only
          the beginning of a long journey. Good luck to all!
          I wanted to throw a performance by Laurent Louis,
          but ... I don’t have it anymore. Here she is western
          fight with the truth! At least then
          I will inform the names of remarkable people of our time.
          Laurent Louis (Belgian Parliament) persecuted by the State
          for his views, Emeric Choprad (France), Alan
          Soral (France). I will continue the list later, again
          attack of all sites.
          And today I still found a performance
          Laurent Louis in the Belgian Parliament, maybe
          this speech is a little off topic, but this
          agility deserves attention.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJtrLoB1Tt8
          1. I_VOIN_I
            I_VOIN_I 18 March 2014 12: 54
            +4
            I listened to Laurent a month ago, a guy with tremendous willpower to act in the very heart of the snake den
            1. Gloria45
              Gloria45 18 March 2014 14: 20
              +6
              Have you seen how he was recently raided into the police?
              But he is like a phoenix bird ... I have his performances without
              translation, if someone can do the translation, I’m happy
              I will share Laurent Louis.
              And another interesting point from domestic politics
              France, attention, in order to criminal element
              came under trial his police must catch 5 times (theft,
              violence, fights), but if someone dares to doubt
              that genocide existed exclusively against Jewish
              People’s cell will be provided immediately.
              1. a52333
                a52333 18 March 2014 15: 01
                +1
                Marie years old Plen is also a politician with a head, and a patriot of France, in contrast to the current president.
                1. a52333
                  a52333 18 March 2014 16: 03
                  +1
                  Marie Le Pen screwed up the phone, fixes "mistakes"
              2. tenere1200
                tenere1200 18 March 2014 22: 30
                +1
                Quote: gloria45
                Have you seen how he was recently raided into the police?
                But he is like a phoenix bird ... I have his performances without
                translation, if someone can do the translation, I’m happy
                I will share Laurent Louis.
                And another interesting point from domestic politics
                France, attention, in order to criminal element
                came under trial his police must catch 5 times (theft,
                violence, fights), but if someone dares to doubt
                that genocide existed exclusively against Jewish
                People’s cell will be provided immediately.

                Julia hello. Anyone who reads - too. I watched a video about this guy. No man is an island. Completely alone. Of the 128 votes of parliament, 127 are against him. The mind is incomprehensible. I cannot understand what is happening to people who can afford to abuse children like that. I want to personally send all of them to Yeltsin. with bare hands. And may I be guilty of this. I'm ready to go to jail for this. For life. But if only such people do not smoke the sky. By the way, here is a small article on the topic. In the vastness of the endless dug. And why is it possible to go to Belgium. We have our own "plenipotentiary representative of the devil in Russia". It is hard for the faint of heart and for those who have too many letters to read.
                http://soyuz-antiterror.blogspot.ru/2013/09/blog-post.html
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          3. Duke
            Duke 18 March 2014 15: 17
            0
            Julia, thanks for the comment, full respect.
            1. Gloria45
              Gloria45 18 March 2014 17: 05
              +1
              Hello Dmitry, I sent you something
              please let me know is something delivered to you?
              I don’t have letters in my inbox, but as I say
              now all sites with an addiction are being attacked.
        2. Krasnoarmeec
          Krasnoarmeec 18 March 2014 13: 10
          +5
          There are such guys
          1. Krasnoarmeec
            Krasnoarmeec 18 March 2014 13: 12
            +4
            And now in Russian
        3. igvladfil
          igvladfil 18 March 2014 14: 55
          +2
          Very sensible thoughts about Putin and Russia! He needs to be the president of the USA !!!
        4. xan
          xan 18 March 2014 14: 57
          +1
          Quote: Arberes
          There are still adequate muzhiks in the States, and this is encouraging!
          Cohen for you dear

          Americans can’t appoint an ambassador to Russia because there isn’t such a brain that can do anything in Moscow. Let Obama send Cohen. This will be a very serious act by the president with Faberge. After that, you can at least begin to compare positions on all issues
        5. Goodmen
          Goodmen 18 March 2014 14: 58
          +1
          Quote: Arberes
          There are still adequate men in the States who turn out to be encouraging! Cohen is for you, dear


          I really want to see Mr. COHEN as President of the United States. USA, it regenerates from the existing p.n.dosta.na ...
          It is clear, of course, that they would remain our enemies, but, nevertheless, with a sane leadership capable of dialogue ...
          The only embarrassing thing is that he says: "... our gay friends ...". them, ameriko..sovskie friends ...))))
          Perhaps in pin.dos.tan. no other way ... laughing
        6. Letun
          Letun 18 March 2014 17: 02
          +1
          Quote: Arberes
          There are still adequate muzhiks in the States, and this is encouraging!
          Cohen for you dear drinks

          Not all Americans are dumb. Hi Zadornov.
        7. tilovaykrisa
          tilovaykrisa 18 March 2014 21: 43
          0
          Malor, oh, how few of them, Cohen is just a professor and he is not young, but from the time when people studied according to textbooks, and not from TV programs home2 (amer.analog), young people under 40 have all of them slaughtered by zombie snn and others, about shkolota generally keep silent.
      2. SHILO
        SHILO 18 March 2014 12: 24
        +16
        But if we claim that Russia should get out of the Crimea, which in itself is ridiculous, what about Guantanamo? It was built in the absolute double standard. I do not know why they think so: because stupid because false, or because it just confused.

        Naive uncle. request The answer to the surface is they and inclusive mocks. negative
        1. Sandov
          Sandov 18 March 2014 12: 34
          +2
          Quote: SHILO
          But if we claim that Russia should get out of the Crimea, which in itself is ridiculous, what about Guantanamo? It was built in the absolute double standard. I do not know why they think so: because stupid because false, or because it just confused.

          Naive uncle. request The answer to the surface is they and inclusive mocks. negative

          He will say otherwise, the gringo will soak him. Animals damn it--.
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 18 March 2014 12: 09
      +1
      Quote: Denis
      currently in space in the ISS ..

      Let it fly in your ship wassat
      1. hz123
        hz123 18 March 2014 12: 17
        +4
        which ship?
      2. Denis
        Denis 18 March 2014 12: 32
        +3
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Let it fly in your ship

        He may soon claim a record in outer space smile, without a spacesuit ..
      3. Canep
        Canep 18 March 2014 13: 01
        +2
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Let the doya fly on his ship wassat

        You are not a humanist Alexander, a man will have time to grow old before he can wait, he will forget how to walk, and should our cosmonauts share air and food with him ?, no better let him wait outside. laughing laughing laughing
    3. rasputin17
      rasputin17 18 March 2014 12: 15
      +3
      And no one is holding him !! The door knows where it can go !! laughing
      1. dimdimich71
        dimdimich71 18 March 2014 12: 37
        +1
        Accident?
        1. Native grandfather
          Native grandfather 18 March 2014 13: 16
          +2
          It seems that the American is right about politics. But such support for buggers - FU ML I !!! negative
    4. jjj
      jjj 18 March 2014 13: 29
      +1
      Quote: Denis
      Most of all a sharp break in relations with Russia is afraid of the American, who is now on the ISS in outer space ..)

      Crazy great!
    5. StolzSS
      StolzSS 18 March 2014 18: 25
      0
      Let the son of a bitch get used to it))) wassat
  2. rasputin17
    rasputin17 18 March 2014 12: 05
    +16
    The last of the Mohicans !!! It can be seen that not everyone has a brain working for a zombie and a head for guts with a toilet !!
    1. GRune
      GRune 18 March 2014 12: 28
      +2
      I completely agree! They still have adequate and competent people.
    2. Kahlan amnell
      Kahlan amnell 18 March 2014 12: 31
      +2
      The last of the Mohicans !!! It can be seen that not everyone has a brain working for a zombie and a head for guts with a toilet !!

      In "scientific" - genital-ventricular type of thinking. lol
  3. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 18 March 2014 12: 07
    +10
    Hardly the uncle in the gadyushnik after such an article will have to ...
    1. rasputin17
      rasputin17 18 March 2014 12: 13
      +2
      Hardly the uncle in the gadyushnik after such an article will have to ...


      So let him come to us in Siberia !! We will take it as it should, there will be enough room for everyone, besides, we will find work! He doesn’t want to be felled so we can go to school as a teacher, he’s smart uncle !!
    2. sscha
      sscha 18 March 2014 12: 34
      +3
      These are words worthy of a learned husband and citizen! good
      In general, given some tendencies, in 20 years the "American spring" will smell in Washington ... laughing hi
      1. rasputin17
        rasputin17 18 March 2014 14: 42
        0
        In general, given some tendencies, in 20 years the "American spring" will smell in Washington too ...


        Yes her !!! At such a pace, much earlier !! laughing
  4. Arh
    Arh 18 March 2014 12: 07
    +5
    There is one point of view without cynicism and lies !!! ***
  5. Coffee_time
    Coffee_time 18 March 2014 12: 09
    +8
    We started for health and ended up gay ... in m.

    And so, man, well done, opens the swollen eyes of the people of the United States, and so much so that Putin has repeatedly saved Obama’s neck, well done
    1. Kahlan amnell
      Kahlan amnell 18 March 2014 12: 34
      +1
      Putin has repeatedly saved Obama’s neck, well done

      Putin is our president. Therefore, only we can scold and criticize him. Let the rest look for the "philosopher's stone". lol
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      2. alexng
        alexng 18 March 2014 12: 45
        +2
        Yes, Putin saved Obama more than once, but in return, a pod for a prank. So do not be angry, monkey, but Putin does not forgive and will have to pay in full for all the hypocrisy. The red line was crossed by the West and the Kursk Bulge passed from the defensive phase to the offensive phase, and then through Berlin to the ocean, until the tricolor was hoisted over the White House ...
  6. Coffee_time
    Coffee_time 18 March 2014 12: 12
    +3
    Do you know what they did before prison? They came to the supermarket, undressed, lay on their backs, spread their legs to the sides and stuffed frozen chickens into their vagina.

    And now they travel around the cities and get portions of Zelenka in the sea ... what they deserve. And yet, interestingly they didn’t freeze anything from chickens there ...
    1. IGS
      IGS 18 March 2014 13: 17
      0
      they didn’t freeze anything from chickens there ...
      the last thing they could think ... but they froze laughing
    2. jjj
      jjj 18 March 2014 13: 31
      0
      Quote: Coffee_time
      interestingly they didn’t freeze anything from chickens ...

      Unless appendages
    3. olegkrava
      olegkrava 18 March 2014 14: 16
      0
      The answer is simple as an ax: BRAINS
  7. shibi
    shibi 18 March 2014 12: 13
    +3
    Sober-minded people have not yet been translated beyond a large puddle.
  8. Sour
    Sour 18 March 2014 12: 13
    +1
    Violence against gay men in New York doubled in 2013 compared to 2012.

    Supporters of Russia are in America!
    And their number doubled over the year. smile
  9. hz123
    hz123 18 March 2014 12: 15
    +2
    To be honest, I don’t like dissidents. Whatever the homeland is, it is the MOTHERLAND. If you want to change something, go into politics and change. We will never live peacefully.
  10. Siberian19
    Siberian19 18 March 2014 12: 15
    0
    competent man! understands everything but can’t do anything!
    1. Stanislas
      Stanislas 18 March 2014 12: 44
      +1
      Quote: Siberian19
      understands everything but cannot do anything
      He makes his point of view known in the United States, and this requires more courage than to wave a chain in front of an unarmed Vshnikov’s nose, and the first and the results, I think, will be more effective.
  11. bender8282
    bender8282 18 March 2014 12: 16
    +15
    and not only him
    1. jjj
      jjj 18 March 2014 13: 36
      +4
      Mikhail Nikolaevich! You are visiting this resource. Somehow in several concerts you talked about Ukraine. And they added that your words always come true. This is exactly what happened. Recently, you have devoted quite a lot of time to the Baltic states ... When to wait for new thoughts and thoughts? And what about?
  12. Bakht
    Bakht 18 March 2014 12: 17
    +11
    Cohen is smart. Very smart. And he is realist. But one must never forget that he has always been and remains an adversary of Russia. All that he says is aimed at saving America. Because he is absolutely right in one of his postulates

    "We are now in an extremely dangerous situation. An extremely dangerous situation. This is the worst situation in your entire life."
    1. Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
      Viktor.N.Aleksandrov. 18 March 2014 12: 58
      +2
      For their life, this may be the worst situation. And we have not seen this.
    2. 17085
      17085 18 March 2014 13: 47
      +3
      It's good that almost no one hears him, but here's why. Millions of ordinary Americans communicate daily with Russians who live, study and work in the SGA, they (Americans) are not all idiots, believe me, and they begin to understand perfectly well what is freedom of speech and freedom in general in the SGA. When from a zombie box one thing, and from ordinary people absolutely another, you start to think. They ask me why is that? To which I answer, and if at your borders, will it be wrong? They did not see the SGA from the other side. They even have 105 meridians in the center on world maps in schools. They absorbed it with mother's milk, we are Americans - we are very special. Now, this very minute, a breakdown is taking place in their minds, and it has finally begun to reach many that Americans are not liked not because they live well, but because their politicians prevent others from living well. If someone tells them that SGA is bad, they will simply give up. EVERY American needs to "break".
      I told earlier about my neighbor and his family. Today he told me that he is afraid for himself and his family, the other day he went to a neighboring state to meet his patriotic club, and yesterday this club was closed or are going to close. Too radical conversations were conducted there. You should have seen his son at this moment. He was proud of his father. It was not difficult to notice. “My father is a real patriot,” he likes to repeat. It's only the beginning...

      "It was from here, from the Volga water, quietly, height by height, by May 45, we reached Berlin."
  13. mvv
    mvv 18 March 2014 12: 17
    +2
    The number of people. able to adequately perceive reality and existing REAL threats, is gradually growing. And in the EU, and the USA, and in Asia they simply do not give their full voice to express their opinion.
  14. Alexgs
    Alexgs 18 March 2014 12: 18
    +2
    When someone does something good for you, do not spit in his face.


    Golden damn words! That's when you learn to act according to your promises and stop playing the role of such a world "godfather" and the gendarme ... Then, perhaps, we will learn to understand each other.
  15. VADEL
    VADEL 18 March 2014 12: 18
    -7
    One crazy-wise person has seen, everyone is happy. At least that's okay.
  16. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov 18 March 2014 12: 19
    +1
    There are still people in the United States with a healthy head, although at times naive
    1. V. Salama
      V. Salama 18 March 2014 17: 01
      +1
      "Cohen is one of the leading Russian scientists in the United States. He was an adviser to President George W. Bush in the USSR, taught a course on Russia at Princeton and New York Universities, ...":
      I am a patriot of American national security ....
      In the 90s, when Clinton began to push NATO towards Russia, I began to warn everyone that this would lead to what it led to. ...
      We ran into the border of Russia .... ... then tomorrow we will have to start a war, right? Do they even think one step ahead? No.
      Ukraine for these people has always been a coveted prize. ...

      Ukraine is a trophy, but they have gone too far, and now we are in an extremely dangerous situation. Extremely dangerous. This is the worst situation in your life. ... We were on the verge of war with Russia. Now many understand that everything has gone too far ...


      I would like us not to be naive, accepting the change of forms of confrontation as a manifestation of goodwill. The whole point is the lack of the opportunity to strike with impunity and the violation of the principle of doing their evil deeds covertly and with the wrong hands.
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  17. omsbon
    omsbon 18 March 2014 12: 20
    +3
    Linking the problems of Ukraine with homosexuals is the aerobatics of political thought!
  18. Siberian19
    Siberian19 18 March 2014 12: 22
    +5
    As my gay friends from Russia say, “Yesterday I was just a homosexual, and now I'm an American homosexual.” We made things worse for gays. finally atas! laughing would you go with your gays with your american partners!
  19. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 18 March 2014 12: 23
    +1
    Russia has nothing to justify itself .. tired already! Many people understand this, but these screams of the media of the "world public" drown out everything and everyone ..
  20. Oleg Sobol
    Oleg Sobol 18 March 2014 12: 26
    +6
    As Confucius said: I’m not upset if people don’t understand me, I’m upset if I don’t understand people.
    Cohen from these people! hi
  21. RPD
    RPD 18 March 2014 12: 27
    +1
    why do some need to live up to gray eggs in order to start telling the truth, and some just grow wiser?
  22. mamont5
    mamont5 18 March 2014 12: 29
    +2
    So America is starting to think. Thinking is never harmful. It is bad that people who determine its policy do so rarely, and even less study.
  23. Ussuriets
    Ussuriets 18 March 2014 12: 31
    +1
    That's right, especially about September 11 and Boston about which we warned.
  24. brainkiller
    brainkiller 18 March 2014 12: 31
    0
    Old Guard, it’s good that you are not in power. It’s probably unpleasant to watch how a country with such former greatness falls into the abyss thanks to idiots in power - we don’t need anything, we have already survived it, it's your turn.
  25. serviceman
    serviceman 18 March 2014 12: 32
    +2
    The last competent president in the United States was John F. Kennedy - we all know how his presidency ended.
  26. Alexey M
    Alexey M 18 March 2014 12: 33
    +2
    I can not remember, so at least someone spoke so much about Soviet leaders. We did not like Brezhnev, because we did not like its political system, but it was not anything personal. Nixon and Brezhnev got along just fine. They felt sympathy for each other.
    The USSR was right for Brezhnev, and now Russia and K and the liberals are behind Putin.
    Okay, Putin is with us from the organs and with his head may remember the officer is still a duty to the Motherland. But until the last 4 years I ruled the whole TV.
    1. Goodmen
      Goodmen 18 March 2014 15: 59
      0
      Quote: Alexey M
      And then while the previous 4 years of the rules, I spat on the entire TV.


      I'm also not happy))))
    2. Goodmen
      Goodmen 18 March 2014 16: 01
      +1
      I still don’t understand why he is still in power?
      Do we really have no sane people for the 2nd position in the country?
  27. torrr38_41
    torrr38_41 18 March 2014 12: 34
    0
    I say that we need a united front in the fight against international terrorism, which violently attacks Russia and twice strikes at us, for the last time in Boston, and they say one thing: "He is against gays."


    how they got hooked wassat
  28. upasika1918
    upasika1918 18 March 2014 12: 36
    +8
    Why is there such a bottomless gulf between GDP and Obama? Everything is very simple. Obama has a bad inheritance.
  29. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 18 March 2014 12: 37
    +2
    You can understand the guy, for so many years, beating his forehead against the wall in an attempt to reach people's consciousness, give him the patience of the Lord. But uncles are not right with gays, do not relax, but tighten the law so that they are not in the basement, but under the ground in direct motion. then something a lot of them divorced, especially in the show business.
  30. bubla5
    bubla5 18 March 2014 12: 39
    0
    Do you know what they did before prison? They came to the supermarket, undressed, lay on their backs, spread their legs to the sides and stuffed frozen chickens into their vagina. however, originally sick girls
  31. techmesh
    techmesh 18 March 2014 12: 42
    0
    The Americans and Europeans all perfectly understand that they are wrong and intrigue not only against Russia, but around the world. In another they can no longer. Well, they do not want to share power and money with anyone on this earth.
  32. Tiamat2702
    Tiamat2702 18 March 2014 12: 43
    +1
    Bravo, Cohen
  33. Horst78
    Horst78 18 March 2014 12: 47
    0
    There is nothing to fear in our country. You need to be afraid in Russia.

    But here, what can they do with us?

    Although they can. You won’t get the good job you dreamed about, you may not get promoted. They begin to denigrate you, they hang tags on you.
    Democracy Damn.
  34. Capyar 48315
    Capyar 48315 18 March 2014 12: 54
    0
    A sane man. As I understand it, there are many of them. But you know what unites these? They either do not pursue (so far or already) political interests, or their interests now require this momentarily. The same McCain in his memoirs will be a much more balanced and healthy person. There are many examples. I took from the article only that the personal views and policies of the country - things that are little dependent on each other - are not based on morality but on possible benefits. However, we are no better
  35. zol1
    zol1 18 March 2014 12: 57
    +1
    Ukraine is a trophy, but they have gone too far, and now we are in an extremely dangerous situation. Extremely dangerous. This is the worst situation in your life. And if you have children and grandchildren, they will have to endure the consequences of what we are seeing today. And this is the fault of the White House, the congress and the European Union.

    Putin is not started. He did not want it. He did not really want to. And now he is acting in response. I am not alone in my belief, I just speak from themselves. I warned that this would happen, but I did not listen.


    Perhaps there is nothing to add! In such a situation, Russia needs to go all the way, for half measures only heat up the appetite of presumptuous aggressors, whom the USA and NATO represent!
  36. Alex66
    Alex66 18 March 2014 13: 04
    +2
    We loved Yeltsin because he was always drunk and agreed with everything. And sobriety person appeared in Russia defending her interests
    Yes, at first Yeltsin also seemed to us to be a fighter against "totalitarianism", now we have Putin and everything seems to be fine, but if the Americans start to reason sensibly and talk about compromises, it means only one thing - they failed to destroy us head-on. There is no need to relax and turn your back on you.
  37. dobrik10
    dobrik10 18 March 2014 13: 09
    0
    Really a patriot.
    One of the few Americans who understands that his government, and so on in the city, doesn’t so much more deeply climb into the ficals.
  38. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 18 March 2014 13: 18
    +1
    Well. Across the ocean, too, people meet, but rarely!
  39. smith7
    smith7 18 March 2014 13: 18
    +2
    No dieferams to this American. You can conduct a constructive dialogue with him, agree on mutually beneficial conditions. He is old and certainly wise, but he is not a friend of Russia. He read other books in childhood. Friends of Russia are the Army and Navy of Russia. Enough of illusions.
  40. Donskoi
    Donskoi 18 March 2014 13: 24
    +1
    "Let's say tomorrow Russia will suddenly begin to demonstrate its power - political, economic - in Canada, right on our border, as well as in Mexico ..."
    As for me, it's time !!! In Mexico, there is no end to work - corruption, murder, kidnapping, unemployment ...
    "Whoever comes to us with a sword (revolution) will die by the sword (revolution)!" The wisdom of our ancestors, yes to our armament!
  41. muller28
    muller28 18 March 2014 13: 38
    +4
    The near future ...
  42. Not served
    Not served 18 March 2014 13: 58
    +1
    Democracy, like communism, is a utopia. There are simply political products that are promoted and implemented. We had Socialism, they have "democracy". Now we do not have a product, and selling our other democracy is so confusing to distinguish. Especially in the outback of the same states. Need a new product !!! PR agency is already good soldier , love , drinks Well, under the slogan of Justice, we will slowly walk around the world ... After them, the desert, after us - an oasis.
    Even our enemies in Afghanistan recognize that the USSR has done and built much more for the country than the States. US money didn’t reach Afghanistan at all, everything was stolen along the way))).
  43. Registrar
    Registrar 18 March 2014 14: 02
    +2
    It seems to me that it is already enough to hold rallies in support of the Crimea.

    IT IS NECESSARY TO HOLD RALLIES FOR THE PROTECTION OF RUSSIAN-SPEAKERS IN THE EAST AND SOUTH OF UKRAINE!
    My heart bleeds! As soon as the leader (organizer) appears at anti-Maidan rallies in the southern regions of Ukraine, they immediately grab him and take him to Kiev. The people are really afraid! They do not want the brown plague! But they are constantly intimidated both morally and physically. That's who needs support now! And WE and our politicians should help!
    Everything is fine in Crimea now - people are having fun! And our brothers and sisters in the South and East are slowly accustomed to the brown order - the order of the Nazis and Nazis! What is it like there for WWII veterans: what were they fighting for, why were they attacking at full height under bullets, why were they killed in Europe and the flag was hoisted on the Reichstag?
    Unfinished geeks of Bandera together with the United States will soon place rockets under the Kremlin .... Then it will be too late. Unite! Help! How? There is still some time to think ......
    1. Stanislas
      Stanislas 19 March 2014 11: 21
      0
      Quote: Registrator
      As soon as the leader (organizer) appears at anti-Maidan rallies in the southern regions of Ukraine, they immediately grab him and take him to Kiev.
      Conclusion: dill everything was done so that only a person with good knowledge of conspiracy skills could become the leader of SE Ukraine.
  44. RUS33
    RUS33 18 March 2014 14: 06
    +1
    Quote: Coffee_time
    [b] And yet, interestingly they didn’t freeze anything from the chickens there ...

    It would be better if they froze. You do not have to give birth to your own kind.
  45. Nicholas Strobl
    Nicholas Strobl 18 March 2014 14: 44
    0
    It is very possible that Ukraine will fall apart and we will have to pick it all up. soldier
  46. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 18 March 2014 14: 58
    +1
    Relatives, Russians from Alma-Ata, have been living in the USA for 20 years. Most of the people with whom they work (doctors) are sympathetic to how Russia behaves in the conditions of the Ukrainian crisis, and they are surprised at how the US and European governments behave at the same time - the moral and principles that they preach are fundamentally opposite when it comes to Russia.
    By the way, there are many people who are dissatisfied with the coverage of the Olympics in the US media, and are well aware that the Olympics at such a high level is another bone in the throat of US rulers!
    So there are still SANE-THOUGHTING people in the WORLD who are not so easy to "screw up" their brains!
  47. Semenov
    Semenov 18 March 2014 15: 01
    +2
    Don't think that there are only "stupid" people in America. There are smart people there too, and this is one of them.
  48. Keeper
    Keeper 18 March 2014 16: 48
    +1
    May God give strength to the Americans themselves to understand their lives: gay transformers, utopians and pluralists, ideologists and blasphemed politicians - all those who are the product of the American dream - the consumer of all goods!
    Maybe, on the other side of the coast, people will also wake up from sleep ?! I want to sincerely believe and hope!
  49. zest
    zest 18 March 2014 19: 58
    +1
    Here is a clever girl!