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Cold war again. Who's guilty? ("The Nation", USA)


The confrontation of the East and the West over Ukraine, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Moscow, but which began long before that, may become the most serious international crisis in the last half a century, with the most fatal crisis. Its settlement by negotiation is possible, but the time for this will expire quickly.

A new cold war has already come to Europe - but not to Berlin, but to the borders of Russia. It could be worse. If NATO forces go in the direction of western Ukraine or to its border with Poland, as the zealous fighters of the Cold War in Washington and Europe call for, Moscow can enter its army into the eastern regions of Ukraine. As a result, there will be the danger of a new war comparable to the 1962 Caribbean crisis of the year.

Even if the result is a non-military “isolation of Russia,” as the West is tirelessly repeating today, the consequences will be very serious. Moscow will not be subdued, but will unfold politically and economically eastwards, as she did before. First of all, it can conclude a larger alliance with China. The United States may lose an important partner in the fundamental issues of its own national security, from Iran, Syria and Afghanistan, to a new arms race and the spread of nuclear weapons. weapons and terrorism. And another very important point will be that the prospects for the resumption of democratization in Russia will be postponed by at least one generation.

Why did this happen almost 23 years after the end of Soviet communism, and Washington and Moscow proclaimed a new era of "friendship and strategic partnership"? The Obama administration and the overwhelming majority of the American political and media establishment blame President Vladimir Putin for everything. They argue that Putin, with his "autocratic" methods of government in domestic politics and with "neo-Soviet imperialist" politics outside the country, has degraded the partnership that Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin created in 1990-s. This fundamental message lies at the heart of the main plot-thematic picture of two decades of Russian-American relations, and now of the Ukrainian crisis.

Cold war again. Who's guilty? ("The Nation", USA)But there is another explanation that is more consistent with the facts. stories. Starting with the Clinton administration, with the support of all subsequent presidents (Democrats and Republicans) and congressional structures, the West, led by the United States, inexorably advanced its military, political and economic forces closer to the borders of post-Soviet Russia. Such a position on the principle of "the winner takes all" finds support from both parties and exists in various forms. It is being implemented by NATO, moving to the east and already entrenched in the three former Soviet republics on the Russian border, and now also creating missile defense facilities in countries neighboring Russia.

One of the forms is the US-sponsored “promotion of democracy”, when non-governmental organizations are engaged in Russia's domestic policy more actively and in depth than is allowed to be done by foreign organizations in our country. Further, this is the bombing in 1999 of the Slavic ally of Moscow, Serbia, which was forcibly deprived of its historic edge of Kosovo. This is the deployment of US military forces in the former Soviet republic of Georgia (which, along with Ukraine, Putin has long declared a "red line"), which in 2008, led to a short war. And it’s also unfair negotiations, called “electoral cooperation,” when the White House knocks concessions from the Kremlin, but doesn’t reciprocate, and then breaks its own promises.

All this is unfolding, as some supporters of such an approach sincerely believe, in the name of "democracy" and the "sovereign choice" of many small countries involved. But everyone understands that the basis of all this is a well-defined geopolitical agenda. During the first conflict between East and West over Ukraine, caused by the Orange Revolution 2004 of the year, influential Republican columnist Charles Krauthammer (Charles Krauthammer) announced: “First of all, it’s about Russia, and only then about democracy ... The West wants complete the work begun with the fall of the Berlin Wall, and continue the European march to the east ... And Ukraine is the biggest trophy here. ” The late Richard Holbrooke (Richard Holbrooke), who almost became Secretary of State for Democrats, agreed with him, expressing his hope that Ukraine would break with Moscow and “accelerate” Kiev’s entry into NATO.

The fact that the Russian political elite has long been very doubtful of American intentions makes Krauthammer’s conclusions even more logical and true. By officially announcing the annexation of the Crimea by 18 in March, Putin (not for the first time) gave way to Moscow’s long-standing discontent. Some of his statements are wrong and alarming, but others are quite reasonable, or at least understandable. And there are no “crazy ideas” in them. Remembering Western (mostly American) political figures since 1990, he complained bitterly that these people "tried to push us into a corner", "lied to us many times", and in Ukraine "crossed the red line." Then he warned: "Everything has its limits."

Thus, we are left with contradictory interpretations and a political crisis of misunderstanding, which often becomes the prelude to war. Putin has been demonized for many years, and therefore Washington rarely takes seriously his statements on behalf of Russia. For example, the former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called him a speech about the annexation of the Crimea “complete fiction”. And nothing in Washington’s statements weakens Putin’s quite reasonable confidence that the trade agreement with the EU rejected in November by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, as well as the overthrow of Yanukovych during violent street protests in February, were intended to break Ukraine’s centuries-old ties with Russia and bind this country to nato. (Today’s crisis was provoked by the reckless ultimatum of the European Union, which he put forward despite Putin’s proposal for a “trilateral” agreement. This forced the elected president to split the country to make a choice between the West and Russia. And the former German chancellors Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schröder. In the EU’s proposed “partnership” plan, there were unobtrusive provisions on “security”, implying a “rapprochement” between Ukraine and NATO policy — although there was no mention of a military alliance It was.)

Meanwhile, militant rhetoric sounds louder and louder on both sides, military forces are mobilized, and provocations are intensifying in the political civil war in Ukraine. Today there are tough guys in black masks and armed militants, there are "spontaneous" separatist demonstrations with slogans about secession, and some leaders in Kiev make extremist statements. Now everything is possible - a real civil war, the dismemberment of Ukraine and something worse. Reciprocal “sanctions” are simply an additional factor that only exacerbates the situation.

From this crisis, you can find a diplomatic way out. Putin did not start it, he did not need a crisis. Among other things, the crisis has destroyed the achievements of his Olympics in Sochi. He did not initiate the beginning of the Cold War, which was conceived in Washington even long before Putin came to power. For this reason, Western politicians should take seriously the old adage that "there are two sides to any story." Is Putin right when he told 18 in March that Russia, “like other countries, has national interests that must be taken into account and respected,” especially near its borders? If the answer is no, as is almost always the case with 1990, and if Putin is right when he indignantly declares that “only they can be right,” in this case war is possible, if not now, then over time. But if the answer is yes, then Putin’s foreign minister’s proposals for March 17 may be the beginning of negotiations.

If we talk about them briefly, then these proposals are about creating an American-Russian-European contact group, which will require the immediate disarmament of the Ukrainian military units in accordance with the decree of the Ukrainian parliament from April 1; the creation of a new federal constitution granting greater autonomy to the pro-Russian and pro-Western regions; holding presidential and parliamentary elections under international observation; the formation in Kiev of a “politically military-neutral” (that is, non-NATO) government, in which there will be no extremely nationalistic (some observers even say, “neo-fascist”) ministers; as well as the preservation of Russian-Ukrainian economic relations, which are vital for both countries. Moscow, in turn, recognizes the legitimacy of the new government and the territorial integrity of Ukraine, thereby dissociating itself from the pro-Russian separatist movements that operate far beyond the Crimea, but not abandoning the annexed peninsula. She will also vote on the resolution of the UN Security Council, which will confirm the fact of the settlement, and possibly help to find the many billions of dollars that are needed to save the country from financial collapse.

The Obama administration’s response to Russian proposals, which it practically does not publicly recognize, is less than adequate. Agreeing on the need to develop a federal constitution for Ukraine and the holding of presidential elections, the White House opposes the new parliamentary elections, although ultranationalist deputies and their supporters in the streets strongly influence and even threaten it. Recently, they threatened to impose their will directly, entering the building of the Rada. In addition, it is not entirely clear how much Obama shares Putin’s concern that the militia from the militia are increasingly destabilizing the country.

Meanwhile, the White House says that Moscow should annul its decision on annexing the Crimea (which is impossible), withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian borders and recognize the Kiev regime that was not elected by anyone. Moreover, Western statements in no way indicate that he has no intention of introducing Ukraine into NATO. In fact, the NATO political leader, echoing Krauthammer’s statements a decade ago, told 31 in March that the tasks of the military alliance had not yet been accomplished. Moreover, Brussels can take advantage of the crisis and place troops even deeper in Eastern Europe, closer to the Russian borders.

Even if these differences can be smoothed over, is it possible to count on Putin as a reliable partner in such negotiations? “Demonizing Vladimir Putin,” wrote Henry Kissinger recently, “is not a policy.” Few people remember that the Russian leader since 2001 has helped the US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, that in 2010, he supported tightening sanctions against Iran, which ambiguously called for mutually beneficial cooperation with Washington, which generally pursued a foreign response policy, with the result opponents of compromises from the Russian political camp accused him of appeasing the West (no, Putin is by no means the all-powerful "autocrat." There are many political trends around him at the highest level).

Consequently, a lot now depends on President Obama. The American leader will have to rise to a level of leadership that will allow him to rethink and re-formulate the policies of both parties that have been implemented for two decades, which has led to a catastrophe. He will be forced to do this in an atmosphere of frantic Russophobia and hatred of Putin. But there is a precedent. Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan, the most active of all American presidents pursuing a Cold War policy, felt that he had quite a lot in common with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and met with him in neutral territory, despite protests by nearby advisers and many party members. Together, the two leaders made such historical changes that they thought would end the cold war forever.
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  1. Nitarius
    Nitarius April 10 2014 08: 06
    I'm not a FAN OF THE COLD WAR!
    I don’t see anything good in it, BUT GIVING WHOLE countries to NATO CORRECTION - IT'S ALREADY TOO!
    and the fool understands that DIGGING UNDER US!
    Kill in the Middle East - all of our allies, friends ... Only KADAFFI is worth what.
    so impudently and so on HAMSKY madame Clinton laughed ... WHAT FOR IT fists itch.

    Americans and Anglo-Saxons-fed Fascism and sent to us .. HAVE TO PASS HELL circles again.
    And probably it's time to finally finish off the ENEMY - in the person of the USA and the Anglo-Saxons!
    1. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 April 10 2014 08: 10
      when the cold war didn’t end against Russia, they thought that they had defeated us, but no battle was yet to come.
      1. Arhj
        Arhj April 10 2014 08: 33
        I agree completely. For the United States, friendship is when the so-called partner is silent in a rag and does whatever the States say, destroying his country. In the 90s, when their henchmen, who at that time became our elite, pulled Russia apart, we took such a friendship from the bottom of our hearts. All this time they tried to destroy Russia by disguising it as an advancement of Western values. So the war never really ended.
        1. mirag2
          mirag2 April 10 2014 09: 28
          Well, yes, they "pleased" us with films like "Red Heat", and even with the help of depressive ones, how everything is bad with us, well, about Stalin's "gulags" too.
        2. Papakiko
          Papakiko April 10 2014 09: 31
          Quote: Arhj
          For the USA, friendship is when the so-called partner is silent in a rag and does whatever the States say.

          Comrade, do not narrow the entire "rainbow" spectrum of interests of the "west" to the United States alone.
          For some, these are markets for and purchases of raw materials (Germany, Spain, France, England, etc.)
          For others (held millionaires-billionaires) a resource for the lives of their families in the distant, distant future picture.
          Most people want to live and ride like cheese in butter and do nothing at the same time. And most of these people live vokurat in those "fertile" lands.
          They are the LORD and we are SLAVES.
          Therefore, this struggle has been going on for centuries.
          They cannot defeat us and we will not squeeze them out. The latter, by the way, is an indicator of penetration into power by those holding the "fifth column".
          1. shaman-25rus
            shaman-25rus April 10 2014 10: 11
            you're right. Russia feeds all of Europe and America. and not figuratively. now they want more .... but FUNTIK them from the chocolate bar.
        3. CALL.
          CALL. April 10 2014 09: 50
          It could be even worse.

          Maidan nah Osten

          Third Reich - Maidan - East. Drang nah Osten. The continuation.
          The fifth fifth evil is not in vain. Hitler - Yarosh. The return.
          "Right Sector" - SS again. Russians are "not people" again.
          All. The educational program ended. There is an ideological basis.
          Next comes the materiel: Where to get us guns.
          How to get into an Adam's apple with a knife. What saves from a grenade ...
          In war, as in war. Ours and enemies. Everything is simple.
          What? You can’t do that about your relatives? Well well! What kind of question is that?
          Shoot the Russian Vlasovites. Did kinship stop us?
          Feel free to kill those who sold Russia for fat!
          Andria Taras executed. We will reward Bandera.
          He deserved it, What ... !!!!!! In short: FOR TOP!
          e_shnurovsky Apr. 9th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
        4. demon184
          demon184 April 10 2014 11: 37
          The United States understands only the language of power, if you give them a good match, they will immediately respect and smile. But you can’t relax with them, they are always in search of weaknesses, and if they do, they certainly take advantage of this weakness.
      2. Very old
        Very old April 10 2014 10: 07
        I agree with you, they didn’t show the cold war for a while (let it lie in the refrigerator so that it does not foul)
        It never ended
        We needed a supporting Russia, limping on everything and everything
        But no ... No bald, no Yeltsinizm ... did not expect such a turn
    2. Siberian19
      Siberian19 April 10 2014 08: 10
      mercenaries near Donetsk! from the Kiev site!
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov April 10 2014 09: 06
        Quote: Siberian19
        mercenaries near Donetsk! from the Kiev site

        Well, they’re definitely Americans, I hope they will bury everyone near Donetsk.
        1. omsbon
          omsbon April 10 2014 09: 21
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Well, they’re definitely Americans, I hope they will bury everyone near Donetsk.

          Amerikosov must be buried and not hide the fact that they are buried. Otherwise, there will be regularly those who want to fight in Ukraine!
      2. Papakiko
        Papakiko April 10 2014 09: 34
        Quote: Siberian19
        mercenaries near Donetsk! from the Kiev site!

        It is the "private" armies of the democratic west that are pulling towards the front line.
        Summer promises to be hot, as opposed to the cold summer of 1953.
      3. Russ69
        Russ69 April 10 2014 10: 50
        Quote: Siberian19
        mercenaries near Donetsk! from the Kiev site!

        Judging by the number of different cars, this collection of airsoft players reminds me ...
      4. Corsair
        Corsair April 10 2014 11: 16
        Quote: Siberian19
        mercenaries near Donetsk! from the Kiev site!

        Yes, "Toyota" in the photo with Donetsk license plates ... But are they really mercenaries? From what resource is the photo?
      5. demon184
        demon184 April 10 2014 11: 42
        It is necessary to act with mercenaries exponentially toughly, so that they would be returned in parts to the United States, then the people in the states would stir like during a Vietnamese warrior
        1. Cynic
          Cynic April 10 2014 11: 49
          So reason
          Quote: demon184
          Mercenaries must be dealt with exponentially tough

          And suddenly
          Quote: demon184
          that they would be returned in parts to the usa

          Have you thought of it yourself or who suggested?
      6. zzz
        zzz April 10 2014 12: 10
        In the first photo, the background is smeared, why? Trees there already with foliage now belong to the second photo. Pines in the Donetsk region are very rare, there is generally a forest only on the border with Kharkov, much to the north, and in general there are some plantings from low trees, wild apricots, cherry plum, Christmas trees, but pine trees are a rarity, near Donetsk itself, there are definitely no such forests. Well, perhaps, there is some kind of reserve.
    3. asar
      asar April 10 2014 10: 04
      They have been digging under us for a long time! As soon as Russia declared itself, they began to "dig" under it! And everyone is fighting for a place under the Sun! Russia is now on the rise! God forbid! It's time! We went through all the circles of hell (you are right!), Freeing all of Europe from evil spirits! And we "have the right" to decide for Ukraine, for which so much of our Russian blood has been shed (my grandfather died in the battles for Ukraine)! Who in the world suffered more from the invasion of fascism than Russia ?! You conspired with the Nazis when our troops, helping you, went under fire to the Seelow Heights! AND YOU STILL CALL YOUR ALLIES! You, "allies", sent mercenaries (paid for by you!) To Ukraine, ready to open fire on the civilian population!
    4. Ross
      Ross April 10 2014 10: 13
      America urgently needs a war, preferably with the wrong hands. KOB hints that the Americans are ready to send in their troops, most likely NATO (Poles and Romanians?), If Russia enters the Southeast. They want at all costs to rekindle the hotbed of war in Ukraine. Specialists determined the life of the dollar, a year and a half. Because the Americans are in a hurry with the war, with the desire to strike at the EU with Russia. Their strengths are not enough, they are focused on China.
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko April 10 2014 17: 42
        Quote: Ross
        Specialists determined the life of the dollar, a year and a half.

        For ten years these "experts" predict the collapse of the buck, ugh.
        Quote: Ross
        KOB hints that the Americans are ready to send their troops, most likely NATO

        You kind
        Quote: Siberian19
        mercenaries near Donetsk!
        shows in black and white (this is not counting the vidos in the u-tube about the "guests" who have arrived)
        Afghanistan has more than 120 "private" armies.
        It is inferior in number to the group of "private" in West Africa, to which the "mattress" has already transferred the landing ships.
        So, without the official forces of NATO, there’s someone to whip up the blood of the Slavic-Sarmatian.
        1. Ross
          Ross April 10 2014 18: 09
          Quote: Ross
          KOB hints that the Americans are ready to send their troops, most likely NATO

          And here is the confirmation from Anna News:

          The new Commander-in-Chief of the Allied NATO Forces in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, announced today NATO's readiness to conduct a military operation in Ukraine: “We are considering a package of measures. These measures will apply to water, air and land. These measures will be aimed at increasing support for our the most eastern allies.This army has both all the means and all the powers to carry out the assigned combat missions, if any. The army will include combat aircraft, helicopters, artillery, tactical and auxiliary means, field hospitals, communication centers, equipment for disabling enemy communications. Everything that may be required to complete a mission in Ukraine. "
    5. Kurkin
      Kurkin April 10 2014 10: 59
      Only when everyone is dead will the "big game" end. - R. Kipling. an active participant in the "big game" (cold war of the 19th century) between the British and Russian Empires. This war to destroy the Russians and the hysterical Russophobia associated with it has been going on for the past 4 centuries. And do not allow deceitful thoughts that the West will ever finish it of their own free will.
    6. demon184
      demon184 April 10 2014 11: 35
      We must finally finish off how many times Russia saved Europe from its own stupidity and always left their independence untouched and they again stepped on the same rake.
    7. Lelek
      Lelek April 10 2014 12: 31
      America before World War II did not decide on an alliance with the Nazis against the USSR (Japan - Hitler's ally prevented). She (America) is making up this gap now, in every possible way (up to sending armed units), supporting the frankly fascist regime in Ukraine. Well, gentlemen, see you on the Elbe.
  2. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich April 10 2014 08: 07
    They untied themselves, promoted themselves, and then they look for who is to blame? Is Russia pushing NATO eastward? Does Russia come up with sanctions for itself? And in the end, what's wrong with someone not licking a soft spot for someone?
    1. Coffee_time
      Coffee_time April 10 2014 09: 05
      Beasts, stop listening to them and grovel in front of them, you need to support your people and keep promises. Who are they, these Americans, like us, do they think that they are immortal?
      1. I do not care
        I do not care April 10 2014 11: 49
        Quote: Coffee_time
        Do they think that they are immortal?
        1. podpolkovnik
          podpolkovnik April 10 2014 15: 10
          Quote: me by
          Quote: Coffee_time
          Do they think that they are immortal?

          Here, I dig here on the Internet ...
    2. alex-s
      alex-s April 10 2014 09: 48
      And another very important point will be that the prospects for the resumption of democratization in Russia will be moved away by at least one generation.

      Why do we need their "democratization" in a generation or in ten!
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  4. Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign April 10 2014 08: 08
    Rather rare for the current situation analysis from a Western specialist, however, standing on the rational position of a person who seeks to avoid military confrontation and professes the principles of real rather than conditional justice.
    1. SSR
      SSR April 10 2014 08: 23
      Quote: Scary Warrant Officer
      Rather rare for the current situation analysis from a Western specialist, however, standing on the rational position of a person who seeks to avoid military confrontation and professes the principles of real rather than conditional justice.

      Not for Stephen Cohen, he always tries to write adequately.
  5. Demo
    Demo April 10 2014 08: 10
    and the Cold War never stopped))) We just regrouped)) And if there dreamers because of a large puddle thought that we would let us sit on our necks, then to put it mildly, they were mistaken))
  6. morpogr
    morpogr April 10 2014 08: 12
    Obama must become Gorbachev to begin perestroika and finish off the United States.
  7. Altor86
    Altor86 April 10 2014 08: 12
    Nothing depends on Obama. Yes, and it didn’t.
  8. Bobxnumx
    Bobxnumx April 10 2014 08: 13
    It's a shame that everything is going according to the American worst-case scenario. Russia is still closer to Asia than to Europe. When Russia unites with China, bad times will come for Europe and the United States, perhaps we should remember Napoleon, I think a great man. And he said: "Asia is a dormant giant, do not wake him up. If he wakes up, the world will shudder."
  9. dirty trick
    dirty trick April 10 2014 08: 14
    Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan, the most active of all American presidents pursuing the Cold War policy, felt that he had enough in common with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and met with him in neutral territory, contrary to the protests of his closest advisers and many of his party members. Together, the two leaders made historic changes that seemed to them to end the Cold War forever.

    God forbid repetition such events!
  10. Sergg
    Sergg April 10 2014 08: 14
    Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan, the most active of all American presidents pursuing the Cold War policy, felt that he had enough in common with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and met with him in neutral territory, contrary to the protests of his closest advisers and many of his party members.

    Well, why write such nonsense. Ronald Reagan helped to kill the Soviet Union, here he succeeded more than other presidents.

    Wicked article, the author would give in the teeth. We listened to this liberal nonsense since the mid-80s.
  11. Sergg
    Sergg April 10 2014 08: 20
    America has one chance to escape the Cold War: LEAVE FOREVER FROM UKRAINE. FOREVER AND DO NOT RETURN.
    We ourselves will decide how we live, especially the United States is an extremely non-respected vile country.
  12. Vladimir-35136
    Vladimir-35136 April 10 2014 08: 23
    The basis of the Western worldview is "financial calculation", and the basis of the Western way of life is the division of the world into the "civilized West" and into all the rest supplying cheap raw materials and consuming high-tech Western goods, and thereby maintaining a high standard of living in Western society. The development of an "association pact with the EU" was an attempt to break through the customs barriers of the Russian Federation and seize the internal market of Russia, and the demand to leave Crimea to Ukraine would lead to Russia's obligations to maintain all of Ukraine "to the end of the century." Thus, we have a fact of economic aggression of the West comparable to the attack of Hitler in 41. A whole series of "color revolutions" carried out by the West over the past few years have led to the destruction of commodity production in these countries, to the destruction of national economies and the transition of the commodity markets of these countries to the protectorate of the West. The only reasonable response to this aggression can only be a forceful, military response and the establishment of a Russian protectorate over Ukraine (if they are already sitting on the neck of the Russian Federation, then let them pay for it with full or partial loss of their independence).
  13. Mails
    Mails April 10 2014 08: 24
    The article can say YES and NO.
  14. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 April 10 2014 08: 25
    You have to be harder with the USA and NATO. Otherwise, we will slide even further into the pit. And about the Democrats, everyone sees who they are and for whom they work. And the USA will not fight with us over UKRAINE. But they will shout with good obscenities and how. Troops can be deployed only as a last resort, if they begin to massively kill people. But help is necessary to the people. But Bandera’s power must be overthrown until the United States has placed its president in UKRAINE. Then it will be posture. soldier
  15. April 10 2014 08: 26
    Deputies of the State Duma demanded to convict Gorbachev M.S. the story is not finished contrary to Fukuyama’s forecasts.
  16. shinobi
    shinobi April 10 2014 08: 26
    All the most significant scientific and technological breakthroughs were made in the 70-90s of the 20th century. At the peak of the Cold War. The anecdote is that everyone needs a cold war like air. All the smaller companies were somehow tied to the defense industry. What do we have with us? .R. Reagan once said that the West will still very much regret the collapse of the USSR. And the saddest thing for the West is that the Russian Federation is in much better conditions for a new round of HV than the USA. Actually, the EU and the USA are engaged in boltology, since nothing they can’t really do without harming their loved ones.
  17. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 April 10 2014 08: 27
    It is time to withdraw from START and other treaties. If it comes to 3 world war - stop clanking. It is necessary to stamp strategic nuclear weapons, accelerate - through Stakhanov’s methods to release weapons, military equipment and ships, planes.
    It is time to agree with China on a military-political alliance, to build an alternative to NATO.
    Prepare bomb shelters and develop R&D according to the program - preservation of the population after a nuclear strike, promising methods for decontaminating the effects of a nuclear war, promising materials for eliminating the effects of radiation exposure.
    Build bomb shelters using all promising technologies - give citizens the right to survive and survive the third world war. Unfortunately, you should not hope for a discharge, because The United States, according to some congressmen, is ready to squeeze the Russians. They regret that in the 90's we were not bombed, but they could.
    Liberals and belolentochnikov - in prison and send, arm all ships, planes, air defense missiles with nuclear warheads.
    Resume the development and production of nuclear weapons.
    Accelerate the development of measures to repel a nuclear missile strike and eliminate the consequences.
    After that, quickly abandon the dollar and the Euro by agreement with BRICS, China. Sell ​​hydrocarbons for rubles and yuan. In Syria - to supply advanced equipment and weapons, MANPADS, air defense, small arms, ammunition, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles.
    To develop plans for the transition to a closed market system oriented to the east with the possibility of a complete failure of the supply of hydrocarbons to the West.
  18. mackonya
    mackonya April 10 2014 08: 32
    I would like to remind you that “... Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan, the most active of all American presidents pursuing the Cold War policy, felt that he had enough in common with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and met with him on neutral territory, in spite of the protests of close advisers and many members of the same party. ”Together, the two leaders made such historical changes that, as they thought, would end the Cold War forever ...“ as many know, then Gorbachev made many unacceptable “concessions” to promise that NATO will expand to the East. After that, there was also an agreement to reduce the arsenal of nuclear weapons, and again everyone knows that, for its part, Russia has fulfilled the terms of the agreement, but the United States has not. Russia very often goes into dialogue and tries to find compromise solutions, while the United States usually acts more harshly and from a position of strength. Yes, it is enough to recall how many military conflicts there were with the participation of the United States after the collapse of the USSR (Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya) and now it becomes clear who was the world aggressor and who held him back (Vietnam, Cuba)
  19. Strashila
    Strashila April 10 2014 08: 33
    "Everything could be even worse. If NATO troops move in the direction of western Ukraine or to its border with Poland, ..." ... NATO troops are already in Ukraine, albeit not many a couple of thousand, but they are.
    Confirmation ... everyone knows the situation with a pair of UAVs that landed in the Crimea. They belonged to a NATO unit stationed in Germany.
    People in uniform are not able to express themselves even on a mov.
    And the main argument ... strange humanitarian aid from the United States Army of Ukraine ... rations of the United States Army ... 101% operation to cover the secretive presence of foreign troops in Ukraine.
    It’s still possible to control a couple of dozen military experts, the same renowned snipers ... to go clean up everything behind them while maintaining the secrecy of being at the facility, these are just volumes of garbage and everything else.
    But to hide the presence of hundreds of people accustomed to a certain diet is already a problem ... the volume of specific garbage is difficult to hide.
    Another argument ... the volumes of these rations thrown into free sale, as they turned out to be traders, army property received on special delivery, that’s the question, notice that no one in the government of bandits was concerned about obvious non-child thefts of army property ... why, but because Americans need it so much ... after all, such garbage should be throughout Ukraine ... because the units are deployed on the territory where there are no officially military units and units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and BB.
  20. Gardamir
    Gardamir April 10 2014 08: 36
    Nonsense all these contact groups. Suppose for a moment that the current junta has stopped the persecution of the southeast and created a federal state. All the same, they will quietly destroy the Russians. Let the Russian language not be banned, but create unbearable conditions. Now the Azerbaijani Armenian in power is an oligarch, a Jewish woman with hints of Latvian blood, a gay boxer born in Kyrgyzstan. They do not care about the country. But this country has been split for the past few years. And now Russian Novorossia, Dnieper Ukraine and western Galicia will never be able to live together. You just have to stop the federalization spells. While this country, oddly enough, is united by the oligarchs. But they need Ukraine. to take off seven skins.
    1. Zverboy
      Zverboy April 10 2014 11: 07
      Well, you still say that you are not a zombie !! You got a gay boxer. I don’t like Klitschko as a politician, I really regret sho he went there, but he’s normal, he has a family and two children, that he starred in the magazine, so he knows what for.
      1. Lelek
        Lelek April 10 2014 12: 42
        Klitschko will not even fart if he is not paid for it. Western mentality. bully
  21. Pesnyadv
    Pesnyadv April 10 2014 08: 39
    The war with the USA and NATO, unfortunately, is ongoing and its intensity will only increase !!!

    The only way to prevent it in Russia and in the immediate environment is to set fire to the United States and NATO from the inside.
    Then they will stop pouring fuel on our house and will take care of their problems.
    The sooner we do this, the sooner we will take the trouble away from our home.
    All these negotiations, sussies are ONLY necessary for delaying time and internal regrouping of forces.
    It has long been clear that the United States and NATO understand only power.
    They absolutely do not respond to arguments based on the Law and the Law.
    Or they react when the Law and the Law are supported by military power !!!

    I summarize.
    To bend your line in Ukraine, the dollar in the same official vein.
    BUT, if we want to avoid a war on our territory, secretly prepare revolutions on the territory of the USA and NATO.
    Believe that the current negotiations will give a reasonable result WITHOUT coercive measures on our part, utopia.

    We communicate with enemies.
    In war, all means are good !!!
    1. zzz
      zzz April 10 2014 08: 41
      Quote: PesnyaDV
      We communicate with enemies.
      In war, all means are good !!!

      Bravo! Thank you, I really liked your post, thanks!
  22. Revolver
    Revolver April 10 2014 08: 44
    Clinton is actually to blame. It was he, bypassing the UN Security Council (and, accordingly, the Russian veto) that bombed the Serbs and cut off Kosovo from Serbia in favor of the Albanian Muslims. What kind of trust after that to talk about?
    The benefits of this to anyone. Europe, this hotbed of crime and the potential base of Islamists sits in jo anus. And this war did not switch the attention of the American press from the scandal with Monica, contrary to Clinton’s calculations. All the same, on television news, there was first a topic about impeachment and blowjob in OralSorry, the Oval Office, and only then about the war far in Serbia.
    1. Gorinich
      Gorinich April 10 2014 12: 20
      "Benefits from this to anyone" ????????
      But they forgot about it:

      "The reserves of lead-zinc ore are estimated at almost 46 million tons, which guarantees the metallurgists of the Trepcha plant another forty years of work. Along with lead and zinc, Kosovo produces silver and cadmium.
      The largest gold deposit is located at the foot of Mount Rogozine. According to a study by specialists from the Geosaod Institute in Belgrade, there are copper deposits of over 35 million tons.
      Cobalt and nickel are also mined in Kosovo. Here are the largest nickel deposits in Yugoslavia. All these are rare ores that are in great demand on the world market. Nickel reserves are estimated at 18 million tonnes, which provides the Feronikl plant in Glogovac for another twenty years of uninterrupted operation. "
  23. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 10 2014 09: 00
    The Cold War did not stop for a minute. As we were enemies for the Anglo-Saxons, so they remained all the perestroika time. That's all this time, NATO stubbornly moved east. The spring has shrunk to the limit, it's time to unclench, and throw the mattresses into hell.
  24. mamont5
    mamont5 April 10 2014 09: 03
    Who is guilty? The question is rhetorical, but the answer is clear - the USA. Since its inception, it has been an aggressor country, a provocative country, a robber country and a murderer. it was in the United States that concentration camps first appeared.
    First, for the indigenous people - the Indians, then - for their citizens, and then for all those who disagree with them.

  25. Magadan
    Magadan April 10 2014 09: 14
    But I believe that we should not be talking about the world about our national interests, but about the interests of Truth and Conscience! What does it have to do with borders, spheres of influence, etc.? Everything is very simple :
    1) Kiev authorities openly threatened Crimean residents with ethnic cleansing. They openly said that they would put in jail those who did not learn the Ukrainian language.
    2) their Council was openly controlled by the Maidan and the law-abiding and coordinated ALL of their decisions and appointments with them. Pravoseki OPENLY were going to go in a crowd to pacify the Crimea. Their Parliament did not say a word against.
    How will a NORMAL person relate to this? Wait for the massacre to suit? Yes, I will personally applaud the Americans if they protect any population anywhere in the world in the same way that we protected the Crimeans from the Nazis.
    We are led to the example of Kosovo. Was there a referendum in Kosovo? In Kosovo were ethnic cleansing or their threats FROM OFFICIAL power? NOT! Finnish experts have proved that those shots about the Kosovo village, supposedly cleared by Serbian soldiers - NONSENSE. Nobody shot any peaceful Albanians.
    So do not compare the horseradish of Crimea with Kosovo. And in general, I hope that we will return Kosovo to Serbs.
  26. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN April 10 2014 09: 16
    Gorbachev was an agent of US influence and received a briefing at a meeting with Reagan! But Putin and Obama can hardly be negotiated. Obama will not be allowed to walk without a leash!
    1. Zverboy
      Zverboy April 10 2014 18: 05
      Is this how he could become an agent of America’s influence? Where does the 5th power column come from? Where did the KGB, GRU or right now look where? Maybe you need to organize some kind of super-duper secret service, such as a gloomy watch, in order to track politicians so that they do not stray from the right course?
  27. heretic
    heretic April 10 2014 09: 22
    Quote: PesnyaDV
    The only way to prevent it in Russia and in the immediate environment is to set fire to the United States and NATO from the inside.
    Then they will stop pouring fuel on our house and will take care of their problems.

    What is it like???
    Organize, finance terrorist attacks in the States and NATO countries ????
    Or throw lighters in these countries ????
    Something dirty and small.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek April 10 2014 12: 48
      And extremely expensive. But to organize a massive propaganda of the TRUE situation and not only in Ukraine is very, very effective. good
  28. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya April 10 2014 09: 43
    Well, what can we talk about? After all, the main Anglo-Saxon idea has always been aimed at the destruction of Russia, the only country where there were and are universal human values ​​and as long as Russia exists they will not leave us alone. But the most incomprehensible is that our ruling elites have always been on the side of our worst enemies. Our colleagues write correctly that there’s enough to chat, but you need to seriously take up them. The economy is cooler than nuclear weapons, give up the dollar, take control of the Central Bank, nationalize industry where Western capital is at least in small quantities and half of grandfather will be done and then they will prove themselves! And one more point is alarming: how long our most ardent enemies from Kiev will earn money in Russia (Poroshenko Lipetsk factory continues to poison Russians with its rubbish). Why not taken real measures! In the end - stop talking!
  29. Pesnyadv
    Pesnyadv April 10 2014 09: 54
    Quote: heretic
    Quote: PesnyaDV
    The only way to prevent it in Russia and in the immediate environment is to set fire to the United States and NATO from the inside.
    Then they will stop pouring fuel on our house and will take care of their problems.

    What is it like???
    Organize, finance terrorist attacks in the States and NATO countries ????
    Or throw lighters in these countries ????
    Something dirty and small.

    I can’t help you if you think so shallowly and dirty.

    - I see that to bring down a fraudulent dollar system is a WORLD scale.
    - Intensify propaganda, explanatory work on debunking myths about the capitalist paradise ... This is an archie difficult and important work for ALL mankind.
    - Qualitatively increase the propaganda of HUMAN values, explaining the destructiveness of the imposed values ​​of homosexuals.

    If you think in the framework of GALAXIES, then yes.
    The size of the globe, far from the largest planet in the solar system, the scale is not for you ...
  30. chastener
    chastener April 10 2014 10: 02
    Something like this.... fellow
  31. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya April 10 2014 10: 09
    Comrade PRESIDENT, It’s time to turn their Cold War into ours, transfer the West, as promised for firewood! They thought that winter was over forever, but they were very wrong!
  32. Pesnyadv
    Pesnyadv April 10 2014 10: 10
    Quote: Giant thought
    The Cold War did not stop for a minute. As we were enemies for the Anglo-Saxons, so they remained all the perestroika time. That's all this time, NATO stubbornly moved east. The spring has shrunk to the limit, it's time to unclench, and throw the mattresses into hell.

    I agree with you on 100%
    Earlier on this occasion, I have already spoken out.
    I will repeat my post.

    Talk about the Cold War amazes me.
    It surprises me when talking about "limited war".

    This is not to talk about the Great Patriotic War, but about the Moscow War (1941), about the Stalingrad War (1942), about the Kursk War (1943).
    One gets the impression that they are talking, not even midgets and dwarfs, but microbes!
    That the authors, by virtue of their growth, cannot capture the real picture of what is happening !!!

    I see a 300 year war going on.
    The West and the USA are at war against Russia.

    The names of the leaders of the players change, the weapons change, the names of the countries change ...
    The battles either subside or flare up with renewed vigor.
    But the war remains.
    The prize in this war is the whole WORLD.

    Imagine the situation that we defeated the Germans near Moscow and stopped.
    And what7 Germans would wipe ???
    NO. They again began regrouping and we got Stalingrad.
    They took a break and got the Battle of Kursk ...

    Only by breaking the lair of the Anglo-Saxon performers - Berlin, Russia received a respite in 20 years.
    And if we immediately reached London, Paris, Washington and Tokyo, we would have received WORLD in the whole World for centuries. (We are not raising the question why we didn’t go further than Berlin then).
    But it is possible and necessary to know and remember that the surrender of Berlin was half measure.
    Therefore, the war with the West continued.

    Crimea - a tactical offensive akin to Moscow, Stalingrad ???

    Or is it "Operation Bagration", which began on the territory of the USSR and ended ONLY in Berlin with the acceptance of the FULL and unconditional surrender of NOT only Germany, but the entire WEST (although some pretended to be allies).

    I hope that the Kremlin is already preparing a new offensive operation worse than the Bagration operation.
    And its goal is not Crimea, Ukraine, but London, Berlin, Paris, Washington, Tokyo ...
    Otherwise, having won, we will again be defeated.
  33. Roman1970
    Roman1970 April 10 2014 10: 14
    Who is right, who is to blame for the situation, is pointless to argue. But much depends on the FUTURE policy of Putin. It is useless to argue with the United States, they will follow their own line ... Anyway, Russia should do the same ... It’s not easy at all, but strive for this ...
  34. cheega69
    cheega69 April 10 2014 10: 23
    Quote: Demo
    and the Cold War never stopped))) We just regrouped)) And if there dreamers because of a large puddle thought that we would let us sit on our necks, then to put it mildly, they were mistaken))

    They practically let me sit down, and thought that it was over. But reality gave me a lot of wort, not all but the majority.
  35. sv68
    sv68 April 10 2014 10: 23
    the author is a man of a country who has decided sincerely that he has the right to indicate to the whole world. Lord Americans, you and your rotten democracies go to three cheerful letters. RUSSIA knows how to live without you. simply put - do not go to us and take care of your problems
  36. Altona
    Altona April 10 2014 10: 30
    A good article in general is ... For us, of course, there is not much that is new ... The semantic part and some passages are aimed at a reader from the USA, so do not quibble, the editor there also censors such articles ... For analytics of the internal reader in the USA, not bad...
  37. Name
    Name April 10 2014 10: 31
    How much garbage in life, but in the geopolitical, and for a long time, all G.O.V.N.O. and GDP understood that:
  38. Cynic
    Cynic April 10 2014 11: 05
    So I think who is to blame
  39. Freemason
    Freemason April 10 2014 11: 14
    A little off topic, but still:
    Interesting news
    I always dreamed of running a brick in the head of one bad person ...
    1. Cynic
      Cynic April 10 2014 11: 59
      Quote: Farmason
      Always dreamed of running a brick in my head

      Hmm, for all his post-perestroika life he only once received a bald spot! He didn’t come to our city anymore! Although local colleagues and invited!
  40. ochakow703
    ochakow703 April 10 2014 11: 24
    "... the prospects for the resumption of democratization in Russia will be postponed by at least one generation."
    This perspective, especially in the form in which it is marching around the planet, generally needs to be pushed into the farthest corner of civilization. The new collision of the Russian language: a synonym for democracy - enslavement!
  41. Free Cossack
    Free Cossack April 10 2014 11: 30
    How they are all concerned about the "democratization" of the whole world. True, everyone has their own concept of democracy. And the cold war against Russia did not end, and it was not unleashed by us. Not one sane person wants a cold war, and even more so that it grows into a "hot", third world war. But the hotheads of the most democratic democrats sleep and see how Russia is choking on blood. To this we have only one answer: "GET DUST SWALLOWED"!
  42. Ivan Tucha
    Ivan Tucha April 10 2014 11: 31
    They would walk along the forest with their democratization.
  43. ochakow703
    ochakow703 April 10 2014 11: 39
    "... Putin, with his 'autocratic' methods of government in domestic politics and with 'neo-Soviet imperialist' politics outside the country, has emasculated the partnership that Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin formed in the 1990s." It was truly a partnership! Americans ruled not only in the country, they felt free in places with the "Top Secret" stamp. They (partners) ran the economy, i.e. tore it apart. They destroyed and destroyed the Army, Aviation and Fleet. They destroyed education and culture, they destroyed the very idea of ​​Russianness. I remember how my son brought "Soros magazines" from school, and so there an eighth grader could read that only thanks to the Americanos (sorry, but for some time now I don’t consider this spelling a mistake) the Red Army defeated the Nazis, and a lot of other interesting things ... Yeltsin's partner gave the country to all thieves and bandits to be mocked and plundered, and he himself, in a drunken stupor, rejoiced at the "democratization of the race."
  44. luka095
    luka095 April 10 2014 11: 46
    The Cold War is a propaganda cliché. In reality, there are interests that seek to achieve. The American author is in many ways right, but he is not without sin - he is an American and looks at the world from his bell tower ... He wants one more Gorbachev ...
  45. JonnyT
    JonnyT April 10 2014 11: 48
    the enemy always remains the enemy! Do not believe him, do not call him to the house!
    The toughest measures to contain this blue plague! They will say and promise anything, but they will not give up their plans! And their intentions are one-total control over the whole world, and Russia stands in the way ....... therefore away from the borders
  46. Cossacks
    Cossacks April 10 2014 11: 52
    I apologize for my French, but you can get fucked up from such a black ingratitude to Putin. The man did everything he could. START, which even the ever drunk Yeltsin did not dare to ratify. The military-industrial complex and the army collapsed. Industry- only ё-mobile worth 1 euro. The US base in Ulyanovsk is functioning. What else is needed.
  47. naGua
    naGua April 10 2014 12: 47
    In general, this is not bad for an American politician, but the words "annexed Crimea" and "recognition of the current government" are, first of all, somehow grating. Especially in light of calls for non-recognition of ultranationalists. So in the current government of Ukraine there are no others! Cohen needs to turn on the logic, as Dr. Bykov says. Apparently, the waters of the Atlantic strongly distort the picture of vision. A kind of Atlantic refraction.
  48. Sergey Sitnikov
    Sergey Sitnikov April 10 2014 13: 07
    Must declare directly on a new doctrine of military deterrence the destructive forces that the USA and NATO are today, in order to prevent further aggression in other countries, which do not satisfy the refined taste of the West, in retrospect - Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and in the long term Syria, Ukraine + those countries that according to Intelligence of the Russian Federation, are the potential goals of the West on the path to building a world order that suits them.
    The main actions within the framework of the declared doctrine of the Russian Federation "on military deterrence" are presumed to be:
    1. Aiming a sufficient (!) Amount of tactical nuclear weapons at the main locations of NATO forces in Europe, their communications centers, fuel and ammunition storage facilities.
    2. Aiming a sufficient (!) Amount of tactical nuclear weapons on key straits of the European continent, basins of major rivers and large lakes, in order to render biological resources unusable.
    3. The strategic arsenal of the Russian nuclear triad can be used in a truncated time, bypassing previously existing procedures and steps.
    The confidence of the military departments of the United States and NATO in their absolute superiority in conventional armed forces and the possibility of their use of a disarming strike against the Russian Federation, we consider a factor depriving reason, introducing into the euphoria feelings of own invulnerability and do not see, in principle, sober-minded people in these structures.
    PSYou all rotten rats all clear? Animals imagined, rebellious roosters, mottled gay warriors!
  49. razved
    razved April 10 2014 14: 16
    The question of such a Stephen Cohen in the West, anyone hears. Obviously, this is not written for us. Apparently, if they hear, they don’t listen.
    And secondly, there is a war against Russia (almost from the very beginning), in order to win one must be strong, because only the power in the world is understood and respected.