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Crimean question left the United States without allies

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Crimean question left the United States without allies



Barack Obama does not get off the phone, hoping to put together a coalition against Russia, which supported the referendum on self-determination of the Crimea. However, the traditional American allies, driven by their own national interests, agreeing with Washington in words, in fact, are trying to wriggle out of their “honorable duty”.

In the power cabinets of the Old World grumble. On the one hand, the United States is pushing and demanding to fulfill Euro-Atlantic duty. On the other hand, already at the first serious calculation, one has to grab his head.
Judge for yourselves, last year Russian-American trade amounted to less than 40 billion dollars, while the volume of trade between Russia and the EU exceeded 410 billion dollars. The volume of investments of European companies in Russia in the end of 2013 amounted to $ 288 billion. At the same time, the EU covers up to 30% of its energy needs with the help of Russian oil and gas. Germany - up to 40%. In general, it is obvious that any sanctions will cost more.
“All that can happen in this situation of the Western world is to collect some frigli-migli to strike at Russia's cosmopolitan elite in the hope of influencing Russian politics. But even in this there is no complete agreement between Washington, Brussels and London. We (especially “we”, in the sense of Great Britain and London) are in the most vulnerable position, since almost all sanctions against Russian persons or their commercial interests will harm our own interests, ”the British Guardian lamented.
Awareness of this fact dooms the US Western allies to steps to protect national markets from ... the effects of anti-Russian sanctions.

United Kingdom

Among the Russian oligarchs, London is affectionately called "Moscow on the Thames". Russian billionaires own English football clubs, hotels, newspapers. “Russian money drives a significant part of the British economy,” sums up the Washington Post.
Sanctions threaten to undermine export of English weapons. “Over the past year and a half, the UK has sold rifles, ammunition, UAVs and laser equipment to Russia worth over 86 million pounds. In addition, 271 is currently exporting a license to manufacture weapons for Russians, ”writes the Huffington Post.
Or take the field of education. According to the Council of Independent Schools, in the UK, in private resorts, 2174 Russian children were trained. They gave the country about 100 million dollars. If Prime Minister David Cameron voted in favor of sanctions against Russia, he would have to explain why the quarrel around the distant peninsula led to the impoverishment of British schools.
Also interesting is the statistics of litigation in the English capital. More than 60 percent of the cases that are being pursued by the London Commercial Court come from Russia and Eastern Europe - payments for them are huge! Finally, Cameron’s re-election is unlikely to take place in a falling stock market. But on the London Stock Exchange more than 50 Russian companies are trading and if they leave ...
It is not surprising that, as a result, the Cameron government adopts a secret plan in which it says in black and white: "The financial centers of London should not be closed to the Russians." Then the relevant document “accidentally” leaks to the press, causing a cry of indignation across the ocean. It will be very, very difficult for Americans to change the position of the United Kingdom. Nothing personal just business.

Germany

Russia is Germany’s fourth largest trading partner and the largest supplier of energy resources to German consumers. Moreover, since the beginning of the century, relations between countries have developed along an ascending line. Today, more than 300 thousands of Germans work in enterprises serving the demands of the Russian economy. In case of approval of the most rigid package of sanctions against Moscow, as the United States wants, they will all be unemployed.
“In general, for us, an embargo in another country is always bad, because we are an export-oriented nation, but economic sanctions against Russia will also harm Germany itself,” said Bundestag deputy Philippe Misfelder. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in his turn, is sure that in no way Russia can be excluded from G8, as Washington insists.
The danger for the German economy is difficult to overestimate. If, as a result of the sanctions, Moscow cuts gas supplies, then there will be a shortage of energy resources: their cost will jump up, and Europe’s largest economy will fall into recession. So, for Berlin now, without exaggeration, the moment of truth.
“In the past few years, we have seen that Germany often dictates the principles of the monetary policy of the European Central Bank,” recalls the New Republic. “Similar dynamics exist when making decisions at the European Commission, which is now formulating a consolidated package of sanctions. Most of the countries of the Union will support Angela Merkel’s reluctance to react in such a way as to provoke Russia into a ban on the export of energy resources. If Germany does not want economic sanctions to carry a real threat, then one should not expect that the European Union will go for it. ”
Indeed, Germany traditionally has a very strong influence on the opinions of its neighbors. So, for example, the leaders of the Czech Republic and Finland have already declared that their position is “close to the German one,” and they are against sanctions.

France

Last year, the automobile concern Renault, partly owned by the French government, ended up with an 75-percentage increase in sales in the Russian market.
Therefore, and not only, Paris today behaves just like Berlin and London. It also spins like in a skillet.
On the one hand, the other day the French publicly canceled a government delegation’s visit to Moscow, which had been planned as a symbol of close military cooperation with Russia. On the other hand, no one is going to cancel a number of existing defense contracts.
The French are completing for Russia the first of several Mistral military amphibious assault ships. The contract amount is 1,2 billion dollars. For the French, this is not only a lot of money, it is also an opportunity to load your shipyards with work. In general, cooperation in the military sphere between France and Russia is highly developed: joint development of a new generation of infantry fighting vehicles is under way, in addition, the French giant Thales received the right to staff the Russian armed forces with night vision systems, etc.
It is symbolic that, commenting on Russia's military ties with the “old members” of the EU - France, Britain, Germany and Italy - Estonian military experts conclude: “The prospect of the European Union to ever declare itself as a strong player in international security affairs is diminishing. Some NATO countries and the EU, bordering Russia, will increasingly trust those allies who sell weapons to Russia and rely even more on the United States as a security guarantor. ”
It’s not about sanctions against a common enemy, but to think about the expediency of the existence of the North Atlantic Alliance in its current composition ...

Italy

Italy is the main West European beneficiary of the South Stream gas transmission system. This has already said a lot, if not all. Therefore, the Italian government and parliament were very careful in their assessments, excluding open criticism of the Russian military presence in Crimea.
“No one wants the Second Coming of the Cold War, no one can afford conflict in the heart of Europe. This is globalization. We all know how relations are intertwined today: politics, security, economy, ”explains Italian Foreign Minister Federica Maherini. - Our goal is to find a way out of the crisis, so we need to restrain our assessments. The best way to reach an agreement between Moscow and Kiev is, first of all, not to contribute to the escalation of the conflict even verbally. ”
The official position of Rome today is this: although Russia's actions are "unacceptable", they, nevertheless, cannot be called "classic invasion." Do I need to explain that with this approach, Italy will do everything to mitigate anti-Russian sanctions?

Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the only G7 leader who arrived in Sochi in February. He was not embarrassed that the rest of the American satellites chose to ignore the Olympics, expressing their disagreement with the law of the Russian Federation, which banned the promotion of homosexuality among children.
The meeting between Putin and Abe over the past year has been the fifth. Relations between countries are going up - each other is being pushed into their arms by a natural desire to create a counterbalance to China’s gain. Until now, the stumbling block for the new stage of cooperation has remained the territorial dispute over the ownership of the four Kuril Islands.
Today for Tokyo is also a kind of moment of truth. Japanese newspapers vie write that to stand up in opposition to Moscow today means to part with dreams of joint development of the disputed territories. The resolution of this issue is the cornerstone of the Japanese politics of all the ruling offices over the past half century, which means it is logical to assume that tricky Japanese diplomacy this time will not be led by Washington.

Canada

From the countries of the "seven" unconditionally supported the position of the United States only Canada. No, of course, there are cooling periods in the US-Canadian relations too. For example, just a couple of years ago, a conflict nearly broke out between neighbors over maritime borders in the Arctic Ocean. But today, Canada is in dire need of US support.

The fact is that the economy of the second largest country in the world is on the verge of a crisis. Now the working sector of Canada is losing several thousand jobs every month, which is quite significant for a country with 30 million. This is due to the fact that the Canadian economy is becoming less balanced due to the increase in oil production. At the same time, the government of the country in every way ignores the complexity of the situation. According to experts, it may happen that you have to go with an outstretched hand in the United States.

In general, it turns out that the European partners of Washington need Russia much more acutely than it might seem at first glance: Russian gas and the Russian market are a matter of survival for them.
The Japanese have now more than ever gotten close to embodying their national idea - the joint development of the northern territories (as the Kuril Islands are called in Tokyo).
As for real support, Washington can only get it from Canada.
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  1. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed 20 March 2014 15: 35
    +53
    The Crimean issue showed America that the former satellites are beginning to appreciate the "nishtyaks" from working with Russia more than stroking the fur of the former owner wassat
    America has remained: faithful Georgia, Poland and the Baltic Sprats, who barked so much at Russia that they can’t stop now. The rest see that the US is trying to ruin Europe and do not want this ...
    1. ele1285
      ele1285 20 March 2014 15: 52
      +19
      Quote: rolling the field
      America has remained: faithful Georgia, Poland and Baltic Sprats

      These pads have long been used; throw them in the trash.
      1. Ataman
        Ataman 20 March 2014 16: 08
        +22
        Merkel is completely overwhelmed. I forgot that she came from eastern Germany and thanks to which country she was sitting in the chair of the chancellor.
        1. ele1285
          ele1285 20 March 2014 16: 21
          +20
          Quote: Ataman
          Merkel is completely overwhelmed.

          Yes, she did not get sick, do you think the Bundes like the presence of Amer military bases on their territory? Moreover, they perfectly remember the Ardenes and how they impudently Saxons drove towels across North Africa. So far they have no choice, I wish them to throw this Amerian yoke from their neck.
          1. predator.3
            predator.3 20 March 2014 17: 49
            +2
            Quote: ele1285
            Quote: Ataman
            Merkel is completely overwhelmed.

            Yes, she did not get sick, do you think the Bundes like the presence of Amer military bases on their territory? Moreover, they perfectly remember the Ardenes and how they impudently Saxons drove towels across North Africa. So far they have no choice, I wish them to throw this Amerian yoke from their neck.


            German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that in the current environment, the G8 no longer exists.

            According to Merkel, in the coming days, the European Union and the G-7 will announce specific changes in relations with Russia due to the annexation of the Crimea.

            "This is obvious: as long as there are no political conditions - as now - for such an important format as G8, then G8 itself no longer exists - neither the summit nor the format as such", - said Merkel, speaking in the Bundestag.

            The German Chancellor also said that the EU will introduce new sanctions against Russia, expanding the circle of people associated with the crisis in Crimea, who will be banned from entering the EU and bank accounts will be frozen.

            Earlier, London warned Moscow that Russia was threatened with expulsion from the G8.

            The European Union has already agreed to introduce visa restrictions and froze the assets of 21 Russian and Ukrainian officials.
            http://news.rambler.ru/24138273/

            that Russian is good for a German death!
            1. Duke
              Duke 20 March 2014 20: 12
              0
              The more they press on us, the stronger we are.
        2. Ossetian.
          Ossetian. 20 March 2014 16: 24
          +20
          Merkel is completely overwhelmed.


          In the good old days, Americans and Europeans went to the toilet 10 once a day, 2 times for needs, and 8 for fear of Soviet ballistic missiles laughing
        3. Siberian19
          Siberian19 20 March 2014 16: 33
          +5
          and what a merkel! I doubt that she pursues an independent policy! The USSR then withdrawn troops from Germany, but the Americans did not! so the Germans cannot yet conduct an independent policy, although they are trying! And a gift from Klitschko from them, so THIS GDP surely asked, did he disappear by the way somewhere? so she remembers everything, and 45g also remembers!
        4. avg
          avg 20 March 2014 17: 14
          +4
          Quote: Ataman
          Merkel is completely overwhelmed. I forgot that she came from eastern Germany and thanks to which country she was sitting in the chair of the chancellor.

          By joining the Gas Pipes project, Germany has linked its fate with Russia forever. Exit the project - fly into the pipe.
          Italy has its own problems. If the "League of the North" separates from Italy, then only the mafia will remain in it, and there will be nothing to steal.
          With Canada, everything is clear. There are more Svidomo than in the "Nenko", no wonder the French-speaking Quebec wants to separate from them.
          1. Gnufus
            Gnufus 20 March 2014 18: 33
            0
            I read about Gas Pipes http://www.pseudology.org/gazprom/USSR_FRG.htm, and even before that I heard (read) everything right, they will threaten it for a look.
        5. wandlitz
          wandlitz 20 March 2014 18: 44
          +1
          What can she do? Germany is an occupied country both legally and factually. Even if their gold reserves in the states are kept. And according to this, it says not what he thinks, but what is ordered to be voiced.
      2. Duke
        Duke 20 March 2014 20: 26
        +1
        MOSCOW, March 20. / ITAR-TASS / There should be no doubt: Moscow will respond adequately to every hostile attack by the United States. This was stated in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
        White House: US imposed sanctions against 20 Russian officials
        The ministry imposes reciprocal sanctions on a number of US officials and lawmakers.
        Caroline Atkinson, the assistant to the president of the USA on national security, Daniel Pfeiffer, the assistant to the president of the USA, and Benjamin Rhodes, the assistant to the president of the USA, were on the sanction list of the Russian Federation.
        In addition, the list included senators Robert Menendez, John McCain, Daniel Coates, Daniel Coates, Mary Landru, Harry Reid - the leader of the majority faction in the upper house of Congress, as well as the speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress John Beyner.
        "In response to the sanction measures promulgated by the US administration on March 17 this year against a number of Russian officials and deputies of the Federal Assembly, as a" punishment "for supporting the referendum in Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the imposition of reciprocity sanctions against a similar number of American officials and lawmakers ", - noted in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
    2. Vadim-Skeptic
      Vadim-Skeptic 20 March 2014 16: 09
      +14
      I believe that we will not particularly frighten and press the EU - we do not need a very weak Europe, relative to the United States. Rather, we will maintain a balance of power between them.
    3. Native grandfather
      Native grandfather 20 March 2014 16: 21
      +7
      “Russian money drives a significant part of the British economy,” the Washington Post sums up.

      The question is WHAT FIG? !!!! Putin, when will it end?
      1. Klepa
        Klepa 20 March 2014 17: 44
        +1
        Well, that is why Putin today at the meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs once again emphasized the need for deoffshorization of the Russian economy and the return of business to their homeland.
    4. brelok
      brelok 20 March 2014 16: 27
      +7
      SPRINGS SAME IN MIND! THEY ONE PORT HAVE COVERED THEY ARE FIGHTING! WHAT IF RUSSIA REALLY BE OFFENDED?
      1. ele1285
        ele1285 20 March 2014 16: 40
        +11
        Quote: brelok
        WHAT IF RUSSIA REALLY BE OFFENDED?

        Russia cannot be offended by the wretched, the Empire can only be upset because of the behavior of idiots.
        Empire Glory
      2. Ossetian.
        Ossetian. 20 March 2014 17: 01
        +5
        WHAT IF RUSSIA REALLY BE OFFENDED?


        In this case, our tanks will conquer))) and we all go on a trip to the old European woman, visit her and give greetings from our WWII veterans !!
        1. ele1285
          ele1285 20 March 2014 17: 11
          +4
          Quote: Ossetian.
          In this case, our tanks will conquer))) and we all go on a trip to the old European woman, visit her and give greetings from our WWII veterans !!

          Salyara at the expense of Ukrainian oligarchs. Formation of tours as tanks arrive.
    5. W1950
      W1950 20 March 2014 16: 39
      +8
      The Balts are also ss..t boiling water from sanctions. 100% gas and 70% of the sales market. If you cover it, they will come pi-pets.
    6. Corporal
      Corporal 20 March 2014 17: 34
      0
      In other words, the United States was left alone with the parasitic countries. It will be fun if the "Iron Curtain" arises, but not around us, but around our American colleagues.
    7. ele1285
      ele1285 20 March 2014 17: 49
      +8
      Muscovite to the Ukrainian: - "Don't be so upset, brother! Well, you will come to our Crimea for rest!"
      After a while: - "Well, you are completely sad, neighbor! Well, you will buy coal in Donbass at a cheaper price!"
      After a while: - "Zemlya, but you don't have a face! ... Just don't pretend that you haven't heard that" Kiev is the mother of Russian cities!

      “Crimea is for joining Russia, and Western countries are against it.
      - So no one forces these countries to join Russia.
    8. Keeper
      Keeper 20 March 2014 18: 15
      +2
      Poland is not quite clear yet apparently represents communication with Lvov "lads" ...
      And now in Ukraine every day it’s getting hotter and hotter (in the minds of everyone, there is a realization that the expected result is not at all like the reality that is now outside the windows of its own houses)!
      The "witch hunt" will begin soon ....
    9. Semen Semyonitch
      Semen Semyonitch 20 March 2014 18: 51
      +1
      Quote: tumbleweed
      America has remained: faithful Georgia, Poland and the Baltic Sprats, who barked so much at Russia that they can’t stop now. The rest see that the US is trying to ruin Europe and do not want this ...


      As soon as Russia in economic terms occupies a niche appropriate for its status, all these mongrels will crawl on their belly and will beg forgiveness, smearing snot and tears with dirty hands ...
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 20 March 2014 21: 07
        +1
        Quote: Semyon Semyonich
        As soon as Russia in economic terms occupies a niche appropriate for its status, all these mongrels will crawl on their belly and will beg forgiveness, smearing snot and tears with dirty hands ...

        And I would now offer Germany some interesting project and money. I think the Americans would be torn apart from anger
  2. moremansf
    moremansf 20 March 2014 15: 36
    +18
    Friendship is friendship, but the tobacco is apart !!! America is far beyond the ocean, and Russia is here! I had to think with my head !!!
    1. sscha
      sscha 20 March 2014 15: 45
      +6
      So they are energy !!! Can't stop !!! laughing hi
      1. Arhj
        Arhj 20 March 2014 16: 29
        +2
        Quote: sscha
        So they are energy !!! Can't stop !!! laughing hi

        Only now, if you overdo it with inertia, at the end of the path there may well be a concrete wall with all the ensuing consequences for those who have bad brakes.
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    3. RND
      RND 20 March 2014 16: 10
      +32
      Quote: moremansf
      Friendship is friendship, but the tobacco is apart !!! America is far beyond the ocean, and Russia is here! I had to think with my head !!!

      No comment ...
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      2. siberalt
        siberalt 20 March 2014 16: 51
        +3
        Really without comment! Plus without comment.
    4. Genur
      Genur 20 March 2014 22: 16
      0
      USA = "elephant in china shop ...."
  3. sscha
    sscha 20 March 2014 15: 38
    +10
    It’s interesting, but what about the Crimea, our famous Russian citizen Depardieu says? wink hi
    1. major071
      major071 20 March 2014 15: 51
      +27
      He has no time, he is studying Mordovian! wassat But in general, he escaped from France, having decided to move to Russia forever. So that we have one more Mordvin! laughing
      1. ele1285
        ele1285 20 March 2014 16: 31
        +8
        Quote: major071
        He has no time, he is studying Mordovian! So, we have one more Mordvin!

        Funny, a Chechen Mordvin of French descent became Russian.
  4. svetlomor
    svetlomor 20 March 2014 15: 39
    +5
    Poor fellows, where not to throw a wedge everywhere.
    1. Thompson
      Thompson 20 March 2014 19: 11
      0
      So they themselves came across! Transferred!
    2. Thompson
      Thompson 20 March 2014 19: 11
      0
      So they themselves came across! Transferred!
  5. awg75
    awg75 20 March 2014 15: 42
    +9
    US President Barack Obama said that the United States, together with its allies, intends to take "even more destructive economic action" against Moscow. At the same time, he stressed that the West does not want a war with Russia.

    "We sent a clear signal to President Putin that we will take additional measures over, say, the next few days, and ultimately, if the process continues, then we should expect to take, in coordination with our European allies, even more destructive economic actions that will have a significant impact. on the Russian economy, "Obama said.

    At the same time, he stressed: "It is obvious that we do not want to cause a real war with Russia." However, the American leader noted that "when it comes to our key interests or our NATO allies, we can defend ourselves," Interfax reports.

    Earlier, information appeared citing senior officials of the American administration that the White House plans to introduce additional sanctions against Russia before the end of this week. According to them, following the announcement of sanctions against seven Russian and four Ukrainian officials, a two-hour meeting took place in the White House on March 17, during which the next steps were discussed.



    “Today we are already working on more than 11 names, a list of persons,” - said the representative of the administration. According to some reports, the list, in particular, will include representatives of the Russian defense sector. However, as the sources emphasized, the list is just the tip of the iceberg amid possible economic sanctions. Administration officials said Washington has reached an agreement with European partners to consider, over time, the introduction of broad economic sanctions against Russia's banking and energy sectors.



    I personally don’t really like it ...
    1. skifd
      skifd 20 March 2014 16: 07
      +3
      Quote: awg75
      According to representatives of the administration, Washington agreed with European partners regarding over time to consider the introduction of broad economic sanctions against banking and energy sectors of Russia.


      Have you read the article ?? I don’t know about banking, but the energy noose on the neck of Europe can be removed only after the implementation of alternative projects, and this is not even a few months, but years. A lot has already been said about the response to the imposition of sanctions and the consequences of this. Is Europe ready for such risks? More likely no than yes . What was voiced in the West not only once not only by businessmen, but also by politicians. So we wait, we smoke bully .
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 20 March 2014 16: 36
        +5
        Quote: skifd
        I don’t know about banking

        Do not worry, in the banking sector, too, everything is fine. They got into our business so much, got so stuck that they couldn't get out. The transfer of foreign banks and their customers (meaning enterprises and retail chains in Russia) would take up so much space and time that it could be transferred until the morning. Losses from leaving the Russian market would be enormous, and many foreign banks would not survive in their homeland or would be on the verge of bankruptcy. They can’t get anywhere.
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  7. Kodar 75
    Kodar 75 20 March 2014 15: 50
    +33
    Such a scenario is also possible))
    1. Bi_Murza
      Bi_Murza 20 March 2014 16: 42
      +11
      In-in it is the UNION OF FREE COUNTRIES AND REPUBLIC! drinks hi
    2. Bi_Murza
      Bi_Murza 20 March 2014 16: 42
      0
      In-in it is the UNION OF FREE COUNTRIES AND REPUBLIC! drinks hi
      1. Luga
        Luga 20 March 2014 18: 16
        +2
        There was such an option in the 90 — the Union of Free Sovereign Republics. We decided to be called the CIS. As you call a yacht, it will sail. No.
  8. skifd
    skifd 20 March 2014 15: 52
    +7
    The main thing now is to try to play competently on the contradictions of the "allies", the more uncertain their positions, the stronger ours. And they ... They got themselves into trouble.
  9. RBLip
    RBLip 20 March 2014 15: 55
    +9
    damn it all right and cool. but. the United States more and more resembles an old woman who has survived from her mind, a hysterical woman standing on the street at rush hour with a machine gun in her hands. that is, her reaction to problems may turn out to be inadequate and excessive. let’s hope that ours also has a plan for such a case.
    1. Spnsr
      Spnsr 20 March 2014 19: 28
      +1
      [quote = RBLip] damn it all right and cool. but. the United States more and more resembles an old woman who has lost her mind and hysterical woman standing on the street at rush hour with a machine gun in her hands. that is, her reaction to problems may turn out to be inadequate and excessive. let's hope that for such a case ours has a plan. [/ quote]
      something is too gentle! monkey with pomegranate
      [/ quote] usa more and more resembles a monkey with a grenade [/ quote]
  10. Same lech
    Same lech 20 March 2014 15: 56
    +8
    "
    We sent a clear signal to President Putin that, over the next several days, we’ll take additional measures,


    I’m tired of counting these OBAMA signals .... he is becoming more and more like an offended boy ... not having the strength to annoy RUSSIA for an insulting defeat in CRIMEA OBAMA is trying to recoup on self-PR, threatening us with various sanctions, generally clowning.
    The POWERS hysteria at the UN especially amused me ... CHURKIN was still too tough for her - Americans will have to get used to the idea that there is a country in the world that is not afraid, unlike the other six of their sanctions.
    1. Arhj
      Arhj 20 March 2014 16: 32
      +5
      Also enjoyed. Hysteria is usually the result of impotence. And the states in this situation drove themselves into zugzwang when each subsequent move only exacerbates the situation.
    2. inkass_98
      inkass_98 20 March 2014 16: 38
      +5
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      I'm tired of counting these OBAMA signals ....

      He did not serve as a signalman in the Navy, didn’t use Ratier’s lantern? There are so many signals you can file for a shift ...
  11. ken
    ken 20 March 2014 15: 58
    +2
    How sad that a rich and "fair" Europe - suddenly, over the past month, she realized that she is an old decrepit old woman.
  12. LOCKS
    LOCKS 20 March 2014 16: 04
    +16
    In general, it turns out interesting with sanctions:

    1. THEY - Condemned. WE - took note
    2. THEY - They adopted sanctions against statesmen. We - asked to list the whole thought
    3. THEY - "spattered with saliva" Churkin in the UN Security Council We - asked not to spit

    Damn the farther the funnier .....
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  14. mamont5
    mamont5 20 March 2014 16: 06
    +2
    Unfortunately, America still has leverage over its European allies. Otherwise, they would have escaped from custody long ago.
  15. avant-garde
    avant-garde 20 March 2014 16: 11
    +3
    A photo with Obama photoshop or did he rightfully take his place at the bucket?
    1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
      GELEZNII_KAPUT 20 March 2014 16: 31
      +1
      Quote: avant-garde
      A photo with Obama photoshop or did he rightfully take his place at the bucket?

      So to speak! This is a reconstruction of one of the visions of Nostradamus! laughing
    2. 0255
      0255 20 March 2014 17: 55
      0
      Quote: avant-garde
      A photo with Obama photoshop or did he rightfully take his place at the bucket?

      this is Obama's parachute place at Guantanamo Prison wassat

      am am am am
  16. Luga
    Luga 20 March 2014 16: 12
    +1
    Geyropa is living out her last years in her current state, the creation of a gay union has aged her greatly. And this feeble old woman no longer wants and can not "shake the old", and look, the "old" will take and fall off. She would have peace, stability ... A strict national policy could have stopped this process or even cured, but the old woman was diagnosed with a liberal-tolerant allergy to a single medicine.

    In the meantime, we are using the resulting "vacuum of will".
    1. Fornit
      Fornit 20 March 2014 18: 23
      0
      Nothing ... In France, the number of ethnic Algerians will soon exceed the critical value, and in Germany - the Turks ... And in the UK - Russian oligarchs ... Now they will sing then ... The sky will seem like a sheepskin, especially in a liberal approach . Waiting, sir, chewing popcorn ...
  17. VeteranS
    VeteranS 20 March 2014 16: 14
    +10
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner condemned the West’s refusal to recognize the results of the referendum in Crimea and recalled the right of peoples to self-determination. She compared the Crimean conflict to the referendum that was held a year ago in the Falkland Islands, which are the disputed territory claimed by Argentina and the United Kingdom. In 1982, Britain defended its right to the islands with the help of troops, and in March last year, residents of these territories also voted for membership in the British kingdom.
    - These are only the first spring swallows, which have already begun to "poop" on the head of Bardak Obama, and information from the Federation Council of Russia appeared that African countries are also dissatisfied with the policy of double standards of the West .... and this is just the beginning.
    God save and save Russia and Holy Russia!
    1. tanit
      tanit 20 March 2014 16: 58
      +8
      Not the prosecutor of Crimea, but ... hi
  18. Arhj
    Arhj 20 March 2014 16: 15
    +3
    Photo Putin with Merkel successfully selected, in the subject. Pay attention to who steers.
  19. Bobxnumx
    Bobxnumx 20 March 2014 16: 17
    +5
    Obama is in a deep hole, like Krylov's "... he sees an eye, but a tooth doesn’t." And the EU has begun, it looks like an allergy to the United States, just a disaster. recourse
  20. aud13
    aud13 20 March 2014 16: 20
    +1
    We should have already sent some signals to our "partners" from the West about counter-sanctions measures. Well, or about the possibility of their application. The very fact of their possible use can cool the excessive ardor of some representatives of Western countries.
    In addition, it seems to me that the efforts of not only Russian diplomats are necessary in stabilizing relations with the West. Sometimes the goal can be pushed not only with an awl in the ass, but also with a carrot in front of the nose. In this case, the signing with some Western countries of mutually beneficial agreements of intent on cooperation in various sectors could also help understanding of the position of Russia by some Western countries.
  21. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 20 March 2014 16: 25
    +6
    Mr. Obama, how about financing the accession of Transnistria? repeat
  22. tnship2
    tnship2 20 March 2014 16: 37
    0
    Overseas must be safe. They will beat off their grandmothers on Colombian cocaine and Afghan heroin. No wonder they all-planet drug trafficking crushed under themselves.
  23. mabuta
    mabuta 20 March 2014 16: 40
    +7
    The Ukrainian project turned out to be a worm that will gobble up all their relationships.
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt 20 March 2014 16: 58
      +8
      But what kind of threats are there? You cannot argue with nature - mother. laughing

      http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/882/uikp220.jpg
  24. Good cat
    Good cat 20 March 2014 16: 52
    0
    Nothing can go on forever
  25. Duelist
    Duelist 20 March 2014 16: 53
    0
    The situation with sanctions is remarkable in that the leaders of the satellite countries, following the United States, show their voters their anti-national essence. Let's hope that these national traitors are no longer nominated for higher posts, but elections are coming soon .... But Russia will not feel much trouble even if some sanctions are introduced. So that Europe will soon be much more loyal to Russia.
  26. Vita_vko
    Vita_vko 20 March 2014 16: 54
    +5
    Well, their history does not teach them anything! The more threats, sanctions and even open military confrontation, the stronger Russia becomes. Let’s say their history is hard, but after all, their idol Gorbachev, as soon as he began to be friends with the West, as they say, “lowered the iron curtain,” the Union collapsed immediately, not to mention Yeltsin.
    One gets the feeling that Americans have been brainwashed so much since childhood that they really think that God created man when the monkeys discovered America. I don’t understand how else people can pick up these green candy wrappers with the image of robbers and killers of entire nations.
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt 20 March 2014 17: 08
      0
      good Great comment. + 100500!
  27. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 20 March 2014 17: 00
    0
    In general, it turns out that the European partners of Washington need Russia much more acutely than it might seem at first glance: Russian gas and the Russian market are a matter of survival for them.
    The Japanese have now more than ever gotten close to embodying their national idea - the joint development of the northern territories (as the Kuril Islands are called in Tokyo).
    As for real support, Washington can only get it from Canada.

    Everything is so, everything is so. Maybe Australia will support it. But no one else is visible on the horizon.

    But no matter how hard the Americans try to infringe on our economic interests, the public, worldwide shame and explicit showdown of their attitude to international law are such that America will not soon be washed away in the eyes of the world community. I do not mean politicians, but just the public. And as you know, the public is someone's voters.

    The only thing that is regrettable is that the RT project was implemented only in English. Undoubtedly, it is necessary to bring the essence of Russia's policy and views to the wider world community as broadly and transparently as possible. Then citizens of different countries themselves will be able to more explicitly compare their and our politicians and leaders. Namely, what and by what means they (politicians) are striving for.
  28. snowball
    snowball 20 March 2014 17: 12
    0
    the European Union campaign was created to absorb fragments from Russia.
  29. Lyton
    Lyton 20 March 2014 17: 17
    0
    The Germans are not fools, but it seems that ordinary citizens are smarter than their government.
    France used to have its own vision of the world, different from the amers, but as the new president came, they began to look into their mouths, probably he had no time to think about it, he could not figure it out with women.
  30. 1536
    1536 20 March 2014 17: 19
    +2
    Western "partners", when they call our President, should include the song "We do not want an inch of a foreign land, but we will not give our top away" instead of beeps.
  31. delfinN
    delfinN 20 March 2014 17: 22
    +9
    On the offended in Russia always scored
    1. awg75
      awg75 20 March 2014 17: 58
      +2
      just 5 points picture !!!!!!
  32. kare
    kare 20 March 2014 17: 28
    +9
    According to the Council of Independent Schools, in the UK private boarding houses last year, 2174 Russian children studied. They gave the country about 100 million dollars.

    Believe me, this moment will sting us very much, at the moment when we least expect it. The current politicians will retire. Who will replace them?
    This is the fifth column again. Believe me, there will be more "anal-bulk" graduates of Western instincts soon. And they will become more cunning.
    I am for the law on the inadmissibility of the presence in the government of people trained in childhood in the West.
    I do not believe that they would be taught there to love their homeland recourse
    1. awg75
      awg75 20 March 2014 18: 00
      +2
      that's for sure, they’ll teach them to love their homeland ...
  33. Russkiy_Prapor
    Russkiy_Prapor 20 March 2014 17: 34
    0
    Oh maidan, yes life is dangerous
    Yatsenyuk and Klichko P.I.d.a.r.a.s.
    Yatsenyuk and Klichko P.I.d.a.r.a.s.

    Oh Maidan, but under the Nazis
    P.R.O.E.B.A.L. and Crimea onanists
    P.R.O.E.B.A.L. and Crimea onanists
  34. Gagarin
    Gagarin 20 March 2014 17: 38
    +4
    In just a week or two, the history of Russia has made so many turns!
    What will the situation look like in a month or two?
    EPOCH OF CHANGE!
    1. sPS
      sPS 20 March 2014 19: 01
      0
      our GDP is able to lay turns ... who else of the presidents drove on a fighter? bully
    2. mitrofan
      mitrofan 20 March 2014 20: 00
      0
      But in your country in Vilnius, Ukraine, they’re ready to give ass for crackers from Abama in the ass
    3. mitrofan
      mitrofan 20 March 2014 20: 00
      0
      But in your country in Vilnius, Ukraine, they’re ready to give ass for crackers from Abama in the ass
  35. tolancop
    tolancop 20 March 2014 17: 41
    +2
    Something a lot Obama sent signals to Russia .. Everything beeps and beeps ... Immediately the thought arises that these signals are a kind of SOS: "give in at least something, let me save face ...". He has already been helped with Syria, how did he answer? He climbed there again.
  36. ElektriK123
    ElektriK123 20 March 2014 17: 46
    +4
    Maybe not the topic, but I'll leave
  37. parusnik
    parusnik 20 March 2014 17: 50
    +1
    Shinzo Abe is the only G7 leader to come to Sochi in February. He was not embarrassed that the rest of the American satellites preferred to ignore the Olympics, thereby expressing disagreement with the law of the Russian Federation, which prohibited the promotion of homosexuality among children.- So you can immediately see from him that he is not a pedophile or a fucker ..
  38. kare
    kare 20 March 2014 17: 52
    +1
    I am disappointed with the actions of Bama and the EU. All the same, I really hoped for economic sanctions. After the Crimea, this would be another victory. But the cunning west, counted everything recourse
  39. Victor1
    Victor1 20 March 2014 17: 58
    +3
    the article slipped information about the Kuril Islands, I think under no circumstances can they be turned over to Japan, these are the Russian Islands, and they are of great importance, military, economic and political.
    1. Kair501
      Kair501 20 March 2014 18: 47
      +2
      I fully support him, he was born and raised there. So the Japs need to fit a lip-filling machine instead of smoking))))
    2. Spnsr
      Spnsr 20 March 2014 19: 34
      +3
      Quote: Victor1
      the article slipped information about the Kuril Islands, I think under no circumstances can they be turned over to Japan, these are the Russian Islands, and they are of great importance, military, economic and political.

      the Kuril Islands in the east have the same strategic position for Russia as Crimea in the Russian Sea!
      if you give them, Russia will lose access to the Pacific Ocean !!!
  40. konvalval
    konvalval 20 March 2014 18: 25
    0
    Europe and the United States are making the move "cancer", well, I mean how the crayfish walk.
  41. S-17
    S-17 20 March 2014 19: 08
    +9
    Sanctions against Russia
  42. kelevra
    kelevra 20 March 2014 19: 35
    0
    Everything is laid out on shelves! Now you need to read the same monkey!
  43. assam4
    assam4 20 March 2014 19: 50
    +1
    McDonadds is like a Canadian company, you should close all their eateries. Let them eat their own fast foods.
  44. mitrofan
    mitrofan 20 March 2014 19: 56
    +3
    What I wanted to say about this is that it says "FUCKED LIQUID IN WARM FRIENDLY HANDS" why don't you ask, here I watched one program and there was one advocate of the American way of life, his last name was Zlobin, so he let it slip all over Russia (Freudian slip) that Ukraine and Russia is a pride pordon territory in which there is a certain population oh sorry Slavic peoples who have the right to determine themselves.
    You just think what they think WE ARE YOU A POPULATION IN A TERRITORY that is interesting to them with its resources. We are not people, we are a population.
  45. Bosk
    Bosk 20 March 2014 20: 44
    0
    It is pleasant to realize that many have begun to understand that it is more profitable to cooperate with Russia, and not to "show off".
  46. Sibiryak13
    Sibiryak13 20 March 2014 21: 09
    0
    Ish, allies in NATO themselves are at odds. This is good, Putin drove them like lice onto a slimy one and pressed them to his nail.
  47. Nonik
    Nonik 21 March 2014 00: 13
    +1
    Quote: wandlitz
    What can she do? Germany is an occupied country both legally and factually. Even if their gold reserves in the states are kept. And according to this, it says not what he thinks, but what is ordered to be voiced.
    Germany’s gold reserve is no longer there. The USA devoured him. Like everything else deposited. Funny huh? When Germany wanted to check how her little gold was there, they were shown something from afar in one of the storages - like there it is. And if you want to get it, by 2020 you can get it ... [in the background is a homeric laugh]
  48. Pesnyadv
    Pesnyadv 21 March 2014 04: 31
    0
    Crimean Question - Mirror of the current state of the economy and politics in the world.