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Whose side will the world take?

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A new cold war has begun. This is unanimously declared by both Russian and Western political scientists, who state a sharp aggravation in relations between the USA and the Russian Federation. At the same time, the United States acts on behalf of the entire Western world, as during the years of the first cold war, while Russia protects the legitimate rights of all states that have somehow suffered from the arbitrariness of the European and North American elites.

The contours of the second cold war: who is against whom?

The West has long shown aggression towards the countries of the “third world”. In 90, his actions were timid and unobtrusive - a test of strength. But over the past few years, the United States has noticeably intensified its policies in different parts of the world, and especially in those states of the Middle East and Eastern Europe that are directly adjacent to the Russian borders.

But why did the cold war start right now? After all, the conflict between Russia and the United States has always existed, and periodically passed into the acute stage.

The cold war involves not only political, but also economic opposition. Neither the Orange Revolution nor the war in Georgia became the starting points of the second cold war because there was no serious economic conflict. The date of the beginning of the new global struggle should be considered the day when the West imposed sanctions against Russia. And - pay attention - the Western leaders were the first to start the confrontation, as in the distant 1946 year.

In the course of the first cold war, the socialist countries entered one opposing camp, the other - the capitalist ones. Now the division takes place according to another criterion: on the one hand the barricades are world aggressors, seeking to recreate their lost empires, on the other - the state, defending from Western aggression and wishing to preserve their sovereignty. And the latter is clearly more than the first. In fact, the United States, along with its European allies, alone is challenging the entire world.

The goal of Washington and Brussels is a new reformatting of the world, a "rollback" in the era of colonial empires. It was not for nothing that the United States showed such stubbornness during military intervention in Libya, and France conducted Operation Serval in Mali. European capitals actively intervene in the domestic politics of other African countries, and dispose of them on the Black Continent as at home.

In turn, the goal of Russia and countries willing to take its side is the creation of a multipolar system of international relations. The world has changed a lot, and the United States can no longer claim absolute leadership around the globe. They must give way to new players. Such regional forces are represented in the informal clubs of the BRICS and the G20.

Interestingly, most of these countries support Russia, despite US attempts to win over to their side. For example, it became known that Washington is "working" on India and China, trying to force them to abandon cooperation with Russia. Recall that they abstained from voting on the anti-Russian resolution. America expressed disappointment with the actions of India and China, which have not yet manifested themselves in a global conflict.

Yes, the United States has set itself a difficult task: the historically vast Eurasian space is indivisible, and it is impossible to isolate one of its parts. Russia is an important trading partner of India and China, and they are unlikely to agree to the extreme measures proposed by the American envoys.

In addition to India and China, many other states abstained from voting. Representatives of some countries did not even appear at the meeting: apparently, this was done in protest against another economic war unleashed by the West.

In the future, these states may either join Russia or remain neutral. None of them wants to be led by the United States: the example of Egypt, when the Islamists overthrew the ruler loyal to America, makes us wonder. In total, 58 countries abstained from voting on the anti-Russian resolution. In their development potential, they are noticeably superior to the Western bloc and constitute a serious competition to it.

The stronger Barack Obama and the European leaders are trying to shame Russia, the more these neutral countries lean on her side. Moreover, the states of Western Europe are categorically against sanctions against Russia, and so far only by inertia they follow the United States. Most likely, if one of these countries is to abandon the confrontation with Russia, the western bloc will collapse. Only Eastern European countries, where Russophobic attitudes are traditionally strong, will remain the US allies.

The first effects of global confrontation

The new cold war has barely begun, and its short-term consequences are already noticeable. In addition to political changes, experts expect economic costs, expressed primarily in the weakening of the national economies of the states involved in the conflict.

So, according to economists, the state of the European economy will deteriorate. The decline in trade turnover between Russia and the European Union will lead to the fact that the Russian market will be closed to Western manufacturers. As a result, many Western companies will suffer losses estimated at eleven-digit numbers: today the trade turnover between the Russian Federation and the EU is about 335 billion euros.

The economies of countries not involved in the conflict will also suffer. Neutral states will begin to arm - just in case. Of course, defense spending will grow in rival camps. Fork over the army will have to reduce funding for social services and some sectors of the economy.

But modern Western states and so live in debt. The budget deficit has become commonplace in Europe, and governments struggle to find money to cover unforeseen expenses. Not the fact that Western countries will cope with the burden of the Cold War. The start of mass impoverishment of the population due to the reduction of socio-economic programs will inevitably lead to the emergence of large-scale protest movements. And it will not be a pitiful "Occupy Wall Street": think of the Paris May 1968 of the year or the campaign of pacifists on the Pentagon.

Difficulties will arise with the movement of capital across borders. You will need to make every effort in order to buy shares issued in another state. This will lead to the slow fading of such large international stock markets as, say, London, New York or Tokyo.

But lucky those countries that are of strategic importance. For example, the West will gladly finance the costs of the Kiev junta related to the struggle against supporters of the Eurasian vector of development. Rich injections are expected in the budgets of the Balkan republics. Greece, after the end of the Cold War, turned out to be on the verge of world politics, will rise again: in conditions when Athens, on the wave of mass protests, anti-Western parties may come to power, the European Union will quickly deal with the debt crisis, yes, it will also lend - just strategically important Greece has not left the zone of influence of Brussels.

The West will also remember the Middle East. Surely, regimes loyal to the United States and funded from the US budget will reappear there. True, Washington is still at a loss and does not know who to bet on: the rulers in the countries of the region are changing too quickly.

Also, America will try to do everything possible in order to lure to its side the powerful regional states. Or, as a last resort, at least to prevent their rapprochement with Russia.

At the same time, the West does not give up hope that Moscow will succeed in pushing diplomatically. Of course, before that, the Russian economy will be tried to strangle with sanctions, and along the borders of Russia they will place elements of a missile defense system and several squadrons of American fighters. But such is diplomacy in the understanding of American and European leaders.

Russia remains to defend itself and rely on the prudence of the regional powers of all continents of the world: will they go into the abyss after the West or will they choose a qualitatively new vector of development? Will they be subordinate to the White House, or will they try to gain maximum independence in order to independently manage their future?
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  1. Igor39
    Igor39 April 3 2014 08: 08
    +19
    Resources are the main commodity of the 21st century, the West, as always, wants to buy for bells or for pieces of paper, but if sold for gold, the West will be covered with a copper basin. And most importantly, everyone understands this.
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich April 3 2014 08: 12
      +16
      Yes, it’s time to take debts with a piece of gold, hinting at the collapse of the exceptional and tolerant with their fanatics. And then it will become clear who announced what sanctions to whom. repeat
      1. CALL.
        CALL. April 3 2014 15: 22
        +10
        The goal of Washington and Brussels is to reformat the world,


        1. jjj
          jjj April 4 2014 01: 04
          +1
          And in fact, China wins, which is like "an intelligent monkey sitting on a tree and waiting until the tiger and lion tear each other to pieces." This is a short excerpt from Comrade Mao. I quote from memory
  2. sv68
    sv68 April 3 2014 08: 10
    +19
    Russia will not exult in loneliness fend off all sorts of jackals-except for ourselves we have no reliable friends
    1. sscha
      sscha April 3 2014 08: 43
      +13
      And this is not good. We need to work more actively in the political and economic field of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Slovakia, Armenia, Finland. A rolling stone gathers no moss!!! hi
      1. Alexandr0id
        Alexandr0id April 3 2014 17: 43
        -4
        yeah, the field is probably not economic, but mine. Finland and Slovakia are absolutely out of place in this slaughter list.
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  3. johnsnz
    johnsnz April 3 2014 08: 11
    +3
    The history of mankind shows that they occupy the side of the winner, the side of power, the side of economic benefit. Russia has a good chance to redraw the world market
    1. olegglin
      olegglin April 3 2014 11: 41
      +8
      NATO blinded against the USSR (Moscow). The USSR has long been gone, but NATO is growing. Pride covers Moscow, which is no longer the USSR, but only the Russian Federation, but has become even worse for NATO.
  4. Klim2011
    Klim2011 April 3 2014 08: 11
    +7
    Article +, but with the conclusion:
    Russia remains to defend itself and rely on the prudence of the regional powers of all continents of the world: will they go into the abyss after the West or will they choose a qualitatively new vector of development?

    I can’t agree, defense leads to defeat, it is necessary to attack!
    1. Serg7281
      Serg7281 April 7 2014 14: 37
      0
      I disagree. A striking example of the outstanding Russian commander M.I. Kutuzov, who was not afraid to retreat defensively, even leave Moscow to the French, just to save the troops. And what ended the campaign of the Napoleonic army ??? Not always defense is an indispensable sign of defeat. Examples from recent history you yourself remember
  5. xsapranx
    xsapranx April 3 2014 08: 13
    +1
    They themselves asked a question ... They themselves answered ...
  6. Flinky
    Flinky April 3 2014 08: 21
    +4
    One should not rely on prudence, but work ahead of the curve. And in a word, and deed to attract allies to their side. The Warsaw Pact was a rather strong organization, although it was built on an ideological basis. Economic cooperation will be more thoroughly ideological, and on its basis it is possible to build a military-political alliance. And it will turn out, if not to flog a fever, but to consistently uphold the interests of Eurasian civilization.
  7. mabuta
    mabuta April 3 2014 08: 36
    +9
    The fact is that the United States has piled up so many garbage dumps in the world, into which quite successful countries have turned, that the world no longer thinks about it. The world knows, but cannot yet resist. Therefore, many look at Russia's actions as an experience of countering the "world hegemon."
  8. Ilja 22
    Ilja 22 April 3 2014 08: 43
    +8
    I think normal sane people have long made a choice
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 3 2014 08: 48
      +4
      Quote: Ilja 22
      I think normal sane people have long made a choice

      The flag is upside down, this guy asks for help, but he doesn’t need to.
    2. Cormorants
      Cormorants April 3 2014 08: 56
      +4
      And on the other side there seem to be thinking people.
  9. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 April 3 2014 08: 55
    +1
    that it’s possible to put pressure on Moscow through diplomatic means. Of course, before this, they will try to stifle the Russian economy with sanctions, and along the borders of Russia they will deploy elements of a missile defense system and several squadrons of American fighter jets.
    At each of these lines, We have our trump card up our sleeve. It’s like during the time of V.O.V. everyone was waiting for us to die, but as soon as they saw that they weren’t, the Second Front immediately. It seems that the losses were not big and they bit off the pie and have something to be proud of. Their whole essence is false and corrupt.
  10. Grbear
    Grbear April 3 2014 08: 57
    +4
    We are surrounded, but all the power is inside, and the "sinister" need to run around the perimeter. We are united, but they need to "buy", well, very different in their claims "allies".
    "I am now, not like just now. I can and on the snorkel." am
  11. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 3 2014 10: 49
    +11
    This is how it is.
  12. Normman
    Normman April 3 2014 10: 55
    +6
    The world, as always, will take the side of the strong! Some are waiting for praise and handouts, others out of fear, others just in case. If, at the same time, the strong is fair, then the world is only better off! So we need to be strong or die! The third, as usual, is not given!
    1. Sergei75
      Sergei75 April 3 2014 11: 06
      +9
      Unfortunately, in this situation, the main enemies for us are former CMEA friends.
      No enemy is more dangerous and meaner than a former friend!
      1. asar
        asar April 3 2014 11: 33
        +2
        Again we are alone, in fact! But nothing, we do not get used! tongue
        1. polite people
          polite people April 3 2014 20: 03
          0
          We have no friends.
          http://youtu.be/F3M_YyE0NYo
          1. xsapranx
            xsapranx April 3 2014 20: 18
            -3
            is this a reason for pride?
            1. 11111mail.ru
              11111mail.ru April 5 2014 07: 31
              +1
              Quote: xsapranx
              is this a reason for pride?

              A hypocritical friend = a hidden enemy (like you).
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    3. atalef
      atalef April 3 2014 12: 44
      -1
      Quote: Normman
      The world, as always, will take the side of the strong!

      The world is far from homogeneous. Therefore, everyone will take a side that is closer to him and more profitable.
      Quote: Normman
      Some are waiting for praise and handouts, others out of fear, others just in case.

      And so, as you know - there are different cases - therefore, to expect from all countries to choose only one side is silly.
      Quote: Normman
      If, at the same time, the strong is fair, then the world is only better off!

      Fair ? Strange. Honestly. It is true for some - it may be completely not fair for the second.
      Quote: Normman
      So we need to be strong or die! The third, as usual, is not given!

      Why, very much given.
      It depends on your ambitions. A huge number of countries do not claim to be the first in the world, while their population lives perfectly - some are not one hundred years old and at the same time they are not going to die
      1. Turkir
        Turkir April 4 2014 23: 02
        0
        Cynicism destroys internal organs. You replaced justice with the word benefit. For me it is not surprising, we think in different planes.
        You are trading terms, I'm in human terms.
        And the word is beautiful, that's how it is written.
  13. polite people
    polite people April 3 2014 12: 00
    -5
    The whole world is changing.
    Only RUSSIA is unchanged.
    1. 11111mail.ru
      11111mail.ru April 5 2014 07: 15
      0
      Quote: polite people
      The whole world is changing.

      A racist picture of the XNUMXth century for dumb people.
    2. The point
      The point April 5 2014 09: 54
      0
      no, slightly changed ...
  14. Nikich
    Nikich April 3 2014 12: 41
    +1
    The author of the article is largely right, but remember, when the United States faces collapse, they unleash a world war ...
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    2. atalef
      atalef April 3 2014 12: 46
      -12%
      Quote: Nikich
      but remember, when the US faces collapse, they unleash a world war ...

      In general, the States have not yet unleashed a world war (if we delve into history) - so that so far there is especially nothing to remember.
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto April 3 2014 12: 55
        +4
        About not started a single war! Thickly troll!
        This is who we are dealing with. - Base of the US Navy Amphibian, which is one of the main commanders of military centers on the west coast.
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        2. atalef
          atalef April 3 2014 14: 03
          -8
          Quote: DEZINTO
          About not started a single war! Thickly troll!


          It was a question of a world war, read carefully.
          1. Black
            Black April 3 2014 16: 34
            +6
            Quote: atalef
            Talked about world war

            The Second World War, "if we go into history," lies on the conscience of the Sshatov no less burden than on Germany.
            1. Dezinto
              Dezinto April 3 2014 17: 55
              +2
              Yes, I also wanted to answer him and explain. Yes, I think useless work. This is so clear to everyone, in all world wars the ears of the USA stick out. And this atalef ... In general, let himself engage in boltology.
  15. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 3 2014 12: 56
    +3
    ..............................
    1. Normman
      Normman April 3 2014 17: 41
      +1
      Where is this place?
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto April 3 2014 17: 51
        +3
        US Navy Base in San Diego, California.
        Google Earth coordinates: 32.6761, -117.1578
        1. Normman
          Normman April 3 2014 19: 22
          +1
          Thank! Here are the dogs! To put it mildly!
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  17. Refugee from Kazakhstan
    Refugee from Kazakhstan April 3 2014 15: 08
    -18%
    The third world war will most likely start Russia because it is the easiest to provoke! The status of "chukhche" is not far off!
    1. sinukvl
      sinukvl April 3 2014 15: 29
      +4
      The Russians do not start wars, they end them. So you are kindly mistaken. We will finish World 3 if someone unleashes it
      1. Refugee from Kazakhstan
        Refugee from Kazakhstan April 3 2014 15: 45
        -3
        Will there be no one to graduate from, or have you bought eternal life for your children, or will nuclear winter pass you by? The omitted frame will need to demonstrate that he is not a finished rag and the hawks will whisper him to get into Syria, from there everything will start like giving a drink!
        1. Black
          Black April 3 2014 16: 31
          +1
          Quote: RK refugee
          hawks whisper to him to get into Syria, from there everything will begin and how to give drink!


          Comment above ...
          Quote: RK refugee
          Russia is likely to start the third world


          In half an hour you have changed the warmonger radically ... We give you, an expert in "chukhche", another half hour .... Please us with one more forecast, after which it is necessary to give a drink.
          1. Refugee from Kazakhstan
            Refugee from Kazakhstan April 4 2014 07: 22
            0
            Read an article on March 22 about: Ukraine, the United States, Russia, the collapse of the petrodollar and nuclear war.
  18. Alexandr0id
    Alexandr0id April 3 2014 17: 49
    -8
    the world, as always, will take the side of the usa, because for all its negativity, it is the most adequate force in the world, and still democracy. some outcasts will stick to us, as always, with whom we will throw money for loyalty.
    1. poquello
      poquello April 3 2014 20: 34
      +3
      Quote: Alexandr0id
      the world, as always, will take the side of the usa, because for all its negativity, it is the most adequate force in the world, and still democracy. some outcasts will stick to us, as always, with whom we will throw money for loyalty.

      is democracy in the USA? do not make me laugh
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  19. razved
    razved April 3 2014 17: 56
    +1
    Two points:
    1. Concerning the financial capabilities of the West. I would like to speak out with the words of V. Vysotsky's song: "Where is the money, Zin?"
    2. Quote: "Russia still has to defend itself and rely on the prudence of regional powers on all continents of the world: will they go into the abyss after the West or will they choose a qualitatively new vector of development? Will they agree to be subordinate to the White House or will they try to gain maximum independence in order to to independently manage your future? "
    So, defending the war you can’t win.
  20. homosum20
    homosum20 April 3 2014 18: 05
    0
    History repeats itself twice: the first time as a tragedy, and the second as a farce.
    Hegel.
  21. Ross
    Ross April 3 2014 18: 29
    +2
    Quote: sscha
    And this is not good. We need to work more actively in the political and economic field of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Slovakia, Armenia, Finland. A rolling stone gathers no moss!!! hi

    Geopolitics is serious. The game is always played between the big players. And the "tanned agent" just blabbed that he considers Russia a regional player, that is, not an equal type. Therefore, for the time being, an alliance for a counterweight is important for Russia. Though allys are always not stable and on their own mind. Putin's main ally now is the awakened people of Russia. A lot now depends on us.
  22. MLC 56
    MLC 56 April 3 2014 19: 09
    0
    We have resources, military power, and of course the most important thing is the Russian Soul. The world will reach a peaceful, stable and strong ruler and state
  23. aywan
    aywan April 3 2014 19: 40
    0
    I recalled one video.
    Sorry that is not the topic ..
  24. polite people
    polite people April 3 2014 20: 00
    0
    We do not need any support, because they are Russians.

    http://youtu.be/O8xdwdYcopM
    http://youtu.be/F3M_YyE0NYo
    1. xsapranx
      xsapranx April 3 2014 20: 21
      -4
      Oh, how ... well, what is "God-help, although why do you need you Russian ...
      1. Turkir
        Turkir April 4 2014 23: 06
        0
        Are you already gone? winked
      2. 11111mail.ru
        11111mail.ru April 5 2014 07: 37
        0
        Quote: xsapranx
        Well, "God, help you, although why would he do you Russian."

        I will answer westLetsu:
        Speech of Suvorov, written down from the words of Bagration at a military council in the monastery of St. Joseph
        "We are surrounded by mountains ... surrounded by a powerful enemy, proud of victory ... Since the time of the Prut case, under Emperor Peter the Great, the Russian troops have never been in such a perilous situation ... No, this is no betrayal, but obvious betrayal ... a reasonable, calculated betrayal of us who shed so much blood for the salvation of Austria. There is no one to wait for help from now, one hope for God, another - for the greatest courage and the highest self-sacrifice of the troops you are leading ... We will face the greatest works unprecedented in the world! We are on the edge of the abyss! But we are Russians! God with us!
  25. La-5
    La-5 April 3 2014 20: 17
    0
    The Cold War did not end, it took a little respite.
  26. zbidnev
    zbidnev April 3 2014 22: 16
    -6
    Only Russia and the Soviet Union are not close to compare. Now Russia is alone against all, even allies cannot be trusted. Because who will be faithful to a system that itself does not fulfill any of its obligations. So you guys were left alone against everyone - the outcome is clear.
    1. poquello
      poquello April 3 2014 23: 36
      +2
      Quote: zbidnev
      Only Russia and the Soviet Union are not close to compare. Now Russia is alone against all, even allies cannot be trusted. Because who will be faithful to a system that itself does not fulfill any of its obligations. So you guys were left alone against everyone - the outcome is clear.

      don’t tryndi, size, we have half the world with us, but minus you for trembling about obligations, Russia does not abandon its own - these are our obligations, arrange yourself more conveniently and look
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    3. Turkir
      Turkir April 4 2014 23: 08
      +1
      you were left alone against everyone - the outcome is clear
      - Have you already deserted?
  27. pvv113
    pvv113 April 3 2014 22: 45
    +8
    Quote: DEZINTO
    US Navy Base in San Diego, California.
    Google Earth coordinates: 32.6761, -117.1578
    Please pass to the headquarters of the Strategic Missile Forces
    1. Dezinto
      Dezinto April 3 2014 22: 51
      +1
      ))) Yeah. Hands itch.
      - "We will definitely bang. The whole world is in dust. But then." ))
    2. The point
      The point April 5 2014 09: 59
      0
      Dreams Come True.
  28. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 3 2014 22: 53
    +1
    ..............................
  29. Akimichs
    Akimichs April 4 2014 06: 10
    0
    download for office computer program http://www.rusarmy.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=15282
  30. Nikich
    Nikich April 4 2014 09: 27
    +1
    Quote: Dr.Faust.Patron
    but remember when the US faces collapse,
    expand the thesis, please.
    unleash a world war ...
    WTF?

    Well, for example, there was a great depression in America before World War II, and it was the war that helped them rise. And so it might even be broken up.
    1. Turkir
      Turkir April 4 2014 23: 11
      0
      It has long been calculated how much for each cartridge and shell, the United States received money, ATTENTION, at both sides! Counted by the Americans.
      Well, yes, the United States did not unleash a world war.
      1. The point
        The point April 5 2014 10: 01
        0
        Quote: Turkir
        Well, yes, the United States did not unleash a world war.

        To whom is war, and to whom is mother dear. Speculators are damned.
  31. julfyjd
    julfyjd April 4 2014 20: 01
    +1
    People! Russia is obliged to cut off supplies of NATO cargo to Afghanistan through Russia. It will be a victory for Russia in this confrontation. Americans are cowed if they block the oxygen in Afghanistan. !!!
    1. poquello
      poquello April 4 2014 21: 40
      +1
      Quote:, julfyjd
      People! Russia is obliged to cut off supplies of NATO cargo to Afghanistan through Russia. It will be a victory for Russia in this confrontation. Americans are cowed if they block the oxygen in Afghanistan. !!!

      what's the point? Take their defeat? To give an occasion to yell about the fault of the Russians in the defeat of the bourgeois in Afghanistan, even if they lose to the end. From the bottom of their hearts, the bourgeoisie scoffed at the USSR’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, silent that they supported the Mujahideen with all their might, and they actually reached a conclusion under Gorbachev.
  32. combat66
    combat66 April 4 2014 20: 35
    +2
    I don’t know whose side the world will take. But, I know whose side we are on.
    “The head of state noted that there have been too many conjectures and insinuations lately.” Allegedly, Lukashenka is trying to use the problems that have arisen in Russia in his favor. You know, an idiot would be someone who does not use some opportunities. But remember: no matter what I do now, talking with Ukraine, the West, the East, etc., I do not take a single step without agreement with the leadership of the Russian Federation, if the issue concerns Russia, "said the head of the Belarusian state."
    Read more: http://news.tut.by/politics/393725.html
    What time! So, do not load the Slavs, WE WILL BREAK through! wink
  33. Nikich
    Nikich April 5 2014 07: 34
    0
    Quote:, julfyjd
    People! Russia is obliged to cut off supplies of NATO cargo to Afghanistan through Russia. It will be a victory for Russia in this confrontation. Americans are cowed if they block the oxygen in Afghanistan. !!!

    They leave from there anyway. So we should not think about deliveries, but about how now the Mujahideen should be restrained. The American weapon remains to them