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Americans do not consider Ukraine their problem ("The American Conservative", USA)

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Americans do not consider Ukraine their problem ("The American Conservative", USA) When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” these words reflected his belief that, although the struggle between East and West is geopolitical, it has a deep moral dimension. Reagan understood that if the Americans did not look at the Cold War as a battle of good and evil, they would refuse to sacrifice for the sake of its continuation the wealth of America and the blood of her sons. Such is the American character.


Jimmy Carter tried to deprive the conflict of the moral side, proclaiming: "We have overcome the inappropriate fear of communism." However, with his speech about the “evil empire”, Reagan again reduced the matter to morality. Nathan Sharansky called this episode "a moment of moral clarity." All this helps to understand why Americans want to stay away from events in Ukraine. They do not see the vital interests of the United States there and do not feel in the confrontation of the moral dimension.

If the secession of Ukraine from the Russian Federation was the triumph of self-determination, why should not the Russians of Crimea and Donetsk have the right to secede from Kiev and return to Russia? If Georgians had the right to free themselves from the power of the Russian Federation, why should the population of Abkhazia and South Ossetia not have the right to free themselves from the power of Georgia? “An eye for an eye” is an old adage. Journalists call Vladimir Putin a threat to the “rule-based” world we created. However, what rules have allowed us 78 days to bomb Serbia in order to tear off Kosovo from it - the cradle of the Serbian people? Maybe someone would need to teach a little history.

Compare how Putin organized the disengagement and annexation of the Crimea - without bloodshed and with full popular approval - with how Sam Houston and his friends organized the separation of Texas from Mexico and its annexation by the United States in 1845 year. When Mexicans tried to reclaim a controversial piece of lost Texas, James Polk accused them of shedding American blood on American soil, persuaded Congress to declare war, sent General Winfield Scott and his army to Mexico City and annexed the whole north of Mexico (now it's South -West USA and California).

Compared to Jackson Democrat James Polk, Vladimir Putin is simply Pierre Trudeau.

The moral problem is difficult to see even in eastern Ukraine. The Kiev regime proclaims Russians as “terrorists” who capture the centers of cities in the same way as demonstrators from Maidan captured Kiev. If the Freedom Party and the Right Sector are fighting with the police and setting fire to the buildings to overthrow Viktor Yanukovych, the legitimately elected President of Ukraine, we are told that this is heroism. Why, then, usurpers, who inherited the power of Yanukovych, are unhappy when they behave the same way with them? Is this an obvious hypocrisy? And how do we Americans, in general, dare with a pious air condemn the actions of the Russians in Ukraine?

In the past decade, the National Endowment for Democracy and its various offspring helped set up a “rose revolution” in Georgia, a “tulip revolution” in Kyrgyzstan, a “cedar revolution” in Lebanon, an “orange revolution” in Kiev, and countless other “color revolutions” that overthrew intractable regimes and pulled countries into the orbit of America. Then Putin also learned to play by these rules. And now instead of engaging in a conflict that we successfully avoided for more than four decades of the Cold War, we probably should have stopped our “game of thrones” and sent the NED to a landfill.

Now the “war party” is trying to impose on the White House a choice of two options, and both can lead to a catastrophe. Firstly, we are invited to arm the Ukrainians. The result will probably be a war that Kiev cannot win. In addition, Ukrainians will believe that the Americans are ready to support them, although this is not true. The second option is sanctions. However, Europe, dependent on Russian oil and gas, is not going to arrange a recession for itself.

In addition, in response to Western sanctions, Moscow may impose sanctions against Ukraine, which ultimately drowns that “black hole of corruption and extravagance” into which, according to the Washington Post, the Ukrainian economy has become.

It is also not clear why we should send additional US ships to the Black and Baltic Seas, and the soldiers and the F-16 to Eastern Europe, if we are not going to fight with Russia anyway?

In one old song, Johnny Cash said that “no need to take to the city weapon"If you are not ready to apply it. President Obama and John Kerry, indisputably, got into a puddle again, as is the case with the Syrian red line. Nevertheless, they continue to climb into the affairs of others and rush to warnings and threats that they can not bring to life. They diligently bluff and boast, although the American people say to them: "This is not our fight."
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  1. mamont5
    mamont5 April 19 2014 07: 15
    +5
    “One old Johnny Cash song said 'don't take guns to town' if you're not ready to use them. President Obama and John Kerry are no doubt in a puddle again, as in the case of the Syrian red line. However, they continue to pry into other people's business and throw warnings and threats that they cannot carry out. They diligently bluff and brag even though the American people tell them, "This is not our fight."

    All this is nothing more than another attempt to make a good face in a bad game. All gentlemen, it's time to throw cards, a muhlezh will no longer pass, otherwise you’ll get a candelabrum.
    1. igordok
      igordok April 19 2014 09: 32
      +1
      Quote: mamont5
      although the American people tell them: "This is not our fight."

      Not only the people.
      How the West jokes on Ukraine - http://blogs.korrespondent.net/blog/politics/3351241/
      1. avg
        avg April 19 2014 12: 25
        +1
        The Democrats lose to the Republicans and use an "extreme" trick that says: "If everything is bad, then sit in a puddle and shout louder, and people will reach out to you." yes
    2. Validator
      Validator April 19 2014 10: 02
      +1
      If the problem cannot be solved, then this is not their problem. laughing
    3. Polevik
      Polevik April 19 2014 10: 46
      +2
      Quote: mamont5
      “No need to take weapons to the city” if you are not ready to use it.


      And it would be better if they immediately sawed off the flies. They are better!
  2. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 April 19 2014 07: 16
    +1
    from the Don.
    Well, what can I say - Satan rules America, hence these yep. Edy! One stink!
  3. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 April 19 2014 07: 25
    +3
    It is also not clear why we should send additional US ships to the Black and Baltic Seas, and the soldiers and the F-16 to Eastern Europe, if we are not going to fight with Russia anyway?
    The poor people are not able or afraid to realize that the Age of change has come, the Age of Russia. They act on the old patterns that they always worked on. Well, except for laughter in the World, it doesn’t cause anything. Everyone knows everything perfectly, only they don’t talk about it directly.
  4. svskor80
    svskor80 April 19 2014 07: 48
    0
    Geopolitical interests force us to maintain hotbeds of tension around the enemy and the views of ordinary Americans have nothing to do with it. By the way, this does not mean a big war either.
  5. Strashila
    Strashila April 19 2014 07: 56
    +1
    Quotations "Keane won't be here ... the electricity has run out" and "Everything has been stolen before us ..."
  6. Russian jacket
    Russian jacket April 19 2014 08: 19
    +13
    Everything was gone chef, the mustache was gone, the Russian bear woke up, but somehow polite .. He cleaned his fangs, leveled his claws and climbed onto the statue of freedom ....
    1. family tree
      family tree April 19 2014 09: 09
      +3
      laughing Beauty and the beast.
      recourse No, well, if the Motherland orders sad
      1. Denis
        Denis April 19 2014 12: 17
        +1
        Quote: perepilka
        laughing Handsome man and a monster.

        Maybe a warrior
        And these clowns, even though blacks began to think of people, think (are they capable?) That the Indians or Mexicans in Texas are all right?
        And there are Eskimos in Alaska
        Obama, look at the calendar, years already, so that they ..., not 90
  7. Name
    April 19 2014 09: 06
    +3
    Poland is a real bridgehead, Ukraine is an attempt from NATO (USA) to test the ground from the future, and RUSSIA (US) needs it ... well, GDP (LAVROV) does everything right.That would be pink tulips on cedars, but to transfer to the United States, a. Let him walk through history recourse
  8. silver169
    silver169 April 19 2014 09: 09
    +3
    Respect to the author of the article - there are sane people in America too, they are a pity they are not in the American government.
  9. Roman1970
    Roman1970 April 19 2014 09: 15
    +1
    Quote: silver169
    Respect to the author of the article - there are sane people in America too, they are a pity they are not in the American government.

    There are an overwhelming majority of sensible people in ANY country, and politics is always a lie and dirt, alas ...
  10. sv68
    sv68 April 19 2014 09: 48
    0
    America has its whole ocean of problems. And it’s good that the states have smart heads for which foreign countries do not have the meaning of America
  11. koshh
    koshh April 19 2014 09: 53
    0
    Quote "President Obama and John Kerry are undoubtedly in a puddle again."
    Lord Change clothes at least. Wet, dirty, smelly ... Lord!
  12. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 19 2014 10: 08
    0
    Correctly. Nothing to do here, thousands of kilometers from America. Wash your blood, gentlemen mattresses, if you stir up something serious here.
  13. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. April 19 2014 10: 43
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    Reagan understood that if the Americans did not look at the Cold War as a battle of good and evil, they would refuse to sacrifice America’s riches and the blood of her sons for its continuation. Such is the American character.

    I am struck by the ease with which Americans from the people make a fool of themselves, hang noodles on their ears and shag their grandmother ...

    OLni that did not attend school? They can’t figure out how to use the globe, read books, and not just newspaper ads, and, most importantly, think?
    Why are they taking everything on faith? Reagan said ...
    Reagan also told us, but only the complete ones were led to this nonsense. like Novodvorskaya ...
  14. Krsk
    Krsk April 19 2014 10: 51
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    "The second option is sanctions." And the third most worthwhile option: GO on ... your way while in memory
  15. siberalt
    siberalt April 19 2014 11: 42
    0
    "America has lost interest in Ukraine," they "overcame fear." Ha! The Russian world is not Africa, from where you can take out slaves with galleys. Have you read Krylov's fables from Aesop? How do you like Crimean grapes? laughing


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    1. Mareman Vasilich
      Mareman Vasilich April 19 2014 14: 42
      +2
      Fables of I.A. Krylov, at this time, should be the reference book of each of our politicians and diplomats. S. Lavrov and V. Churkin know the work of Ivan Andreevich by heart, I am sure. Yes, Rogozin forgot.
  16. Mister anderson
    Mister anderson April 19 2014 12: 03
    +3
    In general, I have to say thank you to the Americans! Thanks to their monstrous mistakes, stupidity and idiotic stupidity with faith in their "exclusivity."
    We began to be proud of our Great Russia even more !!! And my wife and I never voted for Putin, and now this is our PRESIDENT with a capital letter !!!
    PS Maybe too patriotic? But this is true, but patriotic !!!
  17. Cristall
    Cristall April 19 2014 13: 14
    +1
    Eyes are afraid, but hands do.
    You can say anything to be heard, but do only what you need. So the United States can say one thing, do another, plan completely different. Go figure it out.
    The people of the United States themselves do not choose, the same as we are slaves of the government.
  18. andj61
    andj61 April 19 2014 16: 26
    0
    President Obama and John Kerry, no doubt, again sat in a puddle, as is the case with the Syrian red line. Nevertheless, they continue to crawl into other people's affairs and rush with warnings and threats that they cannot bring to life. They diligently bluff and brag, although the American people tell them: “This is not our fight”


    Quote: Cristall
    The people of the United States themselves do not choose, the same as we are slaves of the government.


    I cannot completely agree that both Americans and we are slaves of the government. What is the difference between us, at least for now? Now we support our leader and have reason to start to be proud of the country, but they are not, although quite recently it was the other way around. Remember Putin’s speech and the interview that Soloviev took from Peskov. Putin made the decision to join Crimea as part of Russia, only making sure that people want it, that is, our opinion is also taken into account in making serious decisions, and not just in elections.
    This article, of course, will not change anything in US policy, but shows that the sprouts of sanity are beginning to break through with them. Article plus.