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Project "ZZ". Americans failed, Russians succeed

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According to the famous American historian Stephen Cohen, a specialist in Russia, Vladimir Putin is actually trying to stop the terrorist threat of the "Islamic State" in Syria. As for Washington, he could not offer a viable alternative to solving the Syrian conflict. Meanwhile, an article by Arthur Herman was published in the American conservative magazine National Review, which states that the Russians in Syria "showed professionalism", which surprised observers. The third author, Brian Whitmore from The Atlantic, notes that “holding back” Moscow in the spirit of the cold war does not work.



President of Russia V.V. Putin


Editor and author of the publication "The Nation" historian Stephen F. Cohen (specializing in Russia) explained to the public why the Russian air campaign in Syria provokes such a "fierce" and frankly anti-Russian reaction in political circles and major media.

According to Cohen, Russian President Vladimir Putin follows his own words: he is trying to stop the dangerous terrorist threat in the face of ISIS, and not only ISIS. These terrorists, in the opinion of Putin and the political elite of Moscow, are a serious threat to the national security of Russia, as well as to international security, including the United States.

Cohen argues that American calls for the creation of a so-called no-fly zone over Syria, and even the knock-down of Russian military aircraft, as well as the provision of a “moderate” opposition supported by the US in Syria, will lead to ground-to-air weapons for at best) to the continuation of the American-Russian political conflict that began because of Ukraine, and even to the “real war with Russia”.

Meanwhile in an American magazine "National Review" An article by Arthur Herman was published, stating that the Russians in Syria "showed professionalism." Yes, such a professionalism that amazes.

Arthur Herman advises those readers that they see in Putin’s intervention in the Syrian conflict "the result of some insane dictatorial urge" to think once more.

Recently, the New York Times has posted an article that directly marks the "stunned" American military analysts. They were struck by the planning and accuracy of the Russian military operation in Syria.

The commander of US forces in Europe, for example, said: “I am still impressed with their ability to do many things in real time - at a distance and very quickly.” This means that Putin’s military machine is fully capable of carrying out powerful remote operations. And some people thought that such operations were an American “profile” only.

Russian pilots easily made such a bombing in just one day, which can be compared with the strikes against ISIS, which the “unlucky American coalition” spends ... for a whole month.

The Russians also launched a “new-design cruise missile” against the opposition fighting with Assad. Technologies of this rocket can coincide (or even surpass it) with the American technology.

In general, the Russians "showed" such "professionalism and readiness" that "shook the observers" - those observers who still remember how poorly the Russian military could act during the post-Cold War times. Or even those times when the Russians "invaded Georgia seven years ago."

Today, Moscow’s actions in the air of Syria clearly reflect a long preparation: “months of careful planning”, conducted jointly with the “Iranian leadership”. The agreement between Tehran and Moscow indirectly confirms the fact that the Russians and Iranians were waiting only when Obama finally approved the “nuclear deal” with Iran. After that, “joint actions in Syria” were undertaken.

Military experts believe that the relevant plans were developed at the end of July 2015 of the year (when Comrade Suleymani visited Moscow), that is, at the same time, when Iran was negotiating the details of its nuclear deal with Obama and Kerry.

It is said that the White House was “taken unawares” by the way Putin began to build his new military base in Latakia. However, all this история Arthur Hermann suggested that by allowing the Russians and Iranians to intervene and try to “save the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad,” the White House allowed Putin to become a new driving force in the Middle East. Russian boots on the ground and Russian fighters in the air are part of the price Mr. Obama was willing to pay to get "any deal with the mullahs about their nuclear program."

“Does it really surprise anyone?” The journalist asked rhetorically.

According to him, one Obama managed to turn the US policy in the Middle East "inside out." And now Russia and Iran will fill the “vacuum” left by the USA there. At the same time, Obama refuses to take into account the interests of America’s traditional allies in the region: Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. But all of them "are rightly afraid of the restoration of Assad and the strengthening of Iran," not to mention the "permanent Russian military presence in the eastern Mediterranean." Everything is now upside down for the United States, the author believes.

Attempts to keep Russia in the spirit of the Cold War do not bring success, says Brian Whitmore. He writes about this in the American edition "The Atlantic".

These are the symbols of the new cold war: Estonia is building a metal wall 2,5 meters high along most of the border with Russia. Moreover, Estonians are going to launch drones in the area, install radars and constantly shoot video cameras there. Latvia also wants to build a wall on the eastern borders. Finally, Poland: it is going to put observation towers on the border with Kaliningrad. Do I need to be reminded of Ukraine, which insists on its desire to build a wall on the border with Russia?

The author considers all these walls, radars and towers to be signs of a “new era of containment” (new era of containment).

Where do these walls come from?

Russia's neighbors are afraid that “green men” will soon be visiting them and unleashing “hybrid wars”.

Some Western analysts are already recalling George Kennan's “Long Telegram,” which at one time became the basis of Western policy to curb the expansionism of the Soviet Union. For example, back in November last year in Foreign Affairs, professor at Rutgers University Alexander Motyl (Rutgers University-Newark professor Alexander Motyl) called for "developing a serious, reliable and long-term strategy that would be the answer to Russia's expansionism."

Crank in this idea is not alone. He is in solidarity with the Dean of the Faculty of International Service at American University, James Goldgeier. He believes that the US should "revive a deterrence strategy to counter Russia's aggression." The same opinion is shared by Aleksandr Goldfarb, a man who emigrated from the USSR.

Everything is clear with ideas, but is it possible to implement them?

NATO’s actions (new military installations in the Baltic States, Poland, Romania, an increase in the number of Alliance military personnel on its eastern border, and finally, the creation of a rapid reaction force) are announced by the analyst with the right steps.

But there is one "but."

The world lives in 2015, and not in 1947. Serious attempts to contain the current Russia, integrated into the global economy (unlike the USSR), cannot seem like an old strategy of containment. It's not just about economic integration. The current Russian Federation does not ideologically strive for “global hegemony”. The danger from it emanates a different, criminal plan: Brian Whitmore believes that modern Russia is a "criminal syndicate that has disguised itself as a state" (original: a crime syndicate masquerading as a state). The journalist writes that President Putin, in a company with people who have risen thanks to him and who make up his inner circle, uses corruption to rule the state, to strengthen the regime and enrichment (original: state rule in order to control their rule, expand their reach, and enrich themselves). It is not by chance that the Chatham House report from 2012 of the year indicated that the president of Russia used “corrupt transnational schemes” that exist throughout the former Soviet Union and even beyond. The goal is to expand its “shadow influence” outside Russia.

What conclusion does the author make?

In his opinion, the main difference from the “iron curtain” is that today the fault line runs between the transparency zone (West) and the corruption zone (Russia). Therefore, the United States should base its new deterrence policy on limiting the sphere of corruption in Russia and at the same time expanding the sphere of transparency of the West. The author recommends starting a policy with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.

Also, the West needs to “shed light” on the “network” of shadow companies created by Russia in Europe for money laundering and hidden influence. The London property market should be made more transparent, the journalist advises in passing.

There is a West and backup weapon - prohibition of Russia to use the services of SWIFT.

* * *


So, some experts advise taking Putin’s actions in Syria for granted and point out that the Russians are successfully fighting the IG, and Washington is not in a position to offer a viable alternative to solving the Syrian conflict. Other analysts cite statements by high-ranking US military who point out the "professionalism" of Russians in Syria, which "hit the observers." Other publicists, by contrast, propose that the West actively oppose Russian “expansion”, and the “containment policy” of 2015 should not repeat the outdated 1947 dogmas of the year. The new training manual is as follows: the West must counterpose its “transparency” to the Russian “corruption”. The showcase of the latter, apparently, will be Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, as well as the "London real estate market." If nothing happens with this, the West can launch a backup weapon - disconnecting Moscow from SWIFT.
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  1. Sasha75
    Sasha75 19 October 2015 09: 26 New
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    It's all about the right tasks, otherwise the Americans get confused.
    1. nils
      nils 19 October 2015 09: 53 New
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      Obama comes to the bank to cash the check. The cashier tells him:
      - Present your ID.
      Obama says:
      “I don't have a certificate with myself, but don't you recognize me?”
      The cashier replies:
      “You must prove that you are President Obama.” For example, last week we had Tiger Woods - so he hit the ball in a small glass. And the week before last, we had Pele - so he hit the trash with a soccer ball through the entire hall.
      Obama thought and says:
      - I absolutely do not know what to do in such a situation ...
      Cashier:
      - Do you have large banknotes or small ones?
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      3. Corporal Valera
        Corporal Valera 19 October 2015 11: 42 New
        +8
        In his opinion, the main difference from the Iron Curtain is that today the fault line runs between the transparency zone (West) and the corruption zone (Russia).


        On the "transparency" of the West.
        1. samara-58
          samara-58 20 October 2015 14: 41 New
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          Yesaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!! They steal! fellow
      4. dmi.pris
        dmi.pris 19 October 2015 12: 42 New
        +3
        Although I honestly admitted, I did not begin to bend my fingers ..
        Quote: nils
        Obama comes to the bank to cash the check. The cashier tells him:
        - Present your ID.
        Obama says:
        “I don't have a certificate with myself, but don't you recognize me?”
        The cashier replies:
        “You must prove that you are President Obama.” For example, last week we had Tiger Woods - so he hit the ball in a small glass. And the week before last, we had Pele - so he hit the trash with a soccer ball through the entire hall.
        Obama thought and says:
        - I absolutely do not know what to do in such a situation ...
        Cashier:
        - Do you have large banknotes or small ones?
      5. vhjl
        vhjl 19 October 2015 15: 31 New
        0
        News from the militia of New Russia
        17.10.15/XNUMX/XNUMX. Note from the blogger "Point Worker".

        "In response to the words that the surrender of many things has already happened, that 88% of Novorossia and the whole of Little Russia are in the occupation of the anti-Russian project" Ukraine ", it is quite possible to hear various works of the promoters of the" cunning plan ", including references to geopolitics.

        One gets the impression that geopolitics is understood as an ingenious complex multi-stage long-term multi-way foreign and domestic policy. That is, geopolitics refers to a combination of actions.

        And now my classification. Note: I ask you to take into account that people who are Russian seek in Russia and are outside the borders of the current truncated Russia, officially called compatriots.

        The threat of life for political and national reasons to one Russian person living outside of trimmed Russia is a bell after which decisive measures must be taken.

        The murder, for political and national motives, of a Russian man living outside trimmed Russia is a failure of the current foreign policy and all geopolitics.

        The unpunished murder, for political and national reasons, of a Russian man living outside trimmed Russia is a double failure of the current foreign policy and all geopolitics.

        The massacre, for political and national reasons, of Russian people living outside of trimmed Russia is a disaster for the current foreign policy and all geopolitics.

        The unpunished massacre, for political and national reasons, of Russian people living outside trimmed Russia is a catastrophe of catastrophes of the foreign policy and all geopolitics.

        But even worse, the spike of business and government does not think so. She has other priorities - personal commercial. Therefore, the Russian killers became partners. Therefore, most of New Russia and all of Little Russia in occupation.

        And if we talk about the “cunning plan”, then for 24 years the Russian authorities did not try to create a Russian party in the territory controlled by the Project, create a Russian television channel, Russian radio, Russian print media, Russian educational institutions. Russian-speaking state schools with a Ukrainian education program, of course, do not count, thanks to them, the ranks of punishers are clogged with Russian-speaking. But, first of all, there are a lot of Russian-speaking people in punishers due to the fact that the Russian elite did not work with the population at all, preferring to feed the Ukrainian oligarchs for passing through the pipe. They handed over for 24 years, now they have handed over a lot, and at the same time, it’s not a shame to write about some “cunning plan”.

        And you poison the jokes ... The war is on the verge.
        1. mihasik
          mihasik 19 October 2015 20: 14 New
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          Quote: vhjl
          The unpunished massacre, for political and national reasons, of Russian people living outside trimmed Russia is a catastrophe of catastrophes of the foreign policy and all geopolitics.

          Shouting: "guard, the boss is all gone!" I can do that too. Do you have any good suggestions?
          Do you propose to "kill" foreigners in revenge on our territory or to raze everyone who blathers at Russians? Well, like the Americans. No? And then what? Let's arrange the Third World War and have fun from the heart! Will we avenge everyone? Well, to be afraid, and therefore respected? After all, the West begins to reach its brains only when it gets a kick to the fifth point, well, or higher.
          All this aggression against Russians abroad is the revenge and envy of Russia itself, since Russia itself is crushed by the gut. And Russia avenged and envied all ages.
          We have not even threatened, and the West is already enclosing itself with fences, and what will happen if we start bombing? Ultrasound kick from screeching throat?
          So what do you propose concrete, other than "catastrophe catastrophes"?
      6. EGOrkka
        EGOrkka 19 October 2015 17: 17 New
        0
        .... a good joke
        If nothing comes of this, the West may launch a reserve weapon - disconnecting Moscow from SWIFT.


        ...... this garbage does not solve anything ... in general .... only they are worse!
      7. fennekRUS
        fennekRUS 19 October 2015 22: 26 New
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        [quote = nils] laughing
        Bravo!!!!!
    2. Mahmut
      Mahmut 19 October 2015 09: 58 New
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      Alexander Motyl called "to develop a strategy that would be a response to the expansionism of Russia."
      James Goldgeyer agrees with him. The same opinion is held by Alexander Goldfarb the man who emigrated from the USSR.


      And it seems like they agreed that the Jews are either good or nothing.
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 19 October 2015 11: 03 New
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        Quote: Mahmut
        "Develop a strategy that would be a response to the expansionism of Russia."

        This is similar to how Obama gave Putin a bargaining chip for Russian Air Force flights to Syria: he simply offered to fight terrorism and Putin agreed with him!
        Now the West is offering Putin a new strategy to "contain corruption." In my opinion, Putin should agree with the West on this too and jail all the powerful and Duma corrupt officials together with their oligarchic masters - that would be good for Russia!
      2. ZU-23
        ZU-23 19 October 2015 11: 17 New
        +2
        Where the truth is nice, of course, and these Hollywood fiction about Putin’s shadow criminal syndicate is certainly not real nonsense, as he himself says, our partners have a mess in their heads.
      3. Kos_kalinki9
        Kos_kalinki9 19 October 2015 19: 42 New
        +2
        Quote: Mahmut
        Alexander Motyl called "to develop a strategy that would be a response to the expansionism of Russia."
        James Goldgeyer agrees with him. The same opinion is held by Alexander Goldfarb the man who emigrated from the USSR.


        And it seems like they agreed that the Jews are either good or nothing.

        So do not get it ......
      4. Turkir
        Turkir 19 October 2015 22: 38 New
        0
        And it seems like they agreed that the Jews are either good or nothing.

        Alexander Motyl, James Goldgeyer, Alexander Goldfarb - they are stop-cent Americans.
      5. Balbesoid
        Balbesoid 19 October 2015 23: 01 New
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        I agree!))) Nothing. And then again they will punish!)))
    3. Lelek
      Lelek 19 October 2015 12: 19 New
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      Quote: Sasha75
      It's all about the right tasks, otherwise the Americans get confused.


      And why are confused? Here are Lavrov’s clarifications on this subject:
    4. Samaritan
      Samaritan 19 October 2015 12: 37 New
      +4
      And today there is more news: Two large landing ships of the Black Sea Fleet "Nikolai Filchenkov" and "Saratov" passed through the Turkish straits into the Mediterranean Sea, according to local information portals, publishing photographs of their passage through the Bosphorus on Saturday evening. Two large landing ships of the Black Sea Fleet " Nikolay Filchenkov "and" Saratov "passed through the Turkish straits into the Mediterranean Sea, according to local information portals, which publish photographs of their passage through the Bosphorus on Saturday evening. Two auxiliary vessels, the large dry cargo ships Yauza and Dvinitsa-50, passed in front of them. The large landing craft "Caesar Kunikov" returned to the port of permanent deployment.
    5. Samaritan
      Samaritan 19 October 2015 12: 39 New
      0
      And today there is more news: Two large landing ships of the Black Sea Fleet "Nikolai Filchenkov" and "Saratov" passed through the Turkish straits into the Mediterranean Sea, according to local information portals, publishing photographs of their passage through the Bosphorus on Saturday evening. Two large landing ships of the Black Sea Fleet " Nikolay Filchenkov "and" Saratov "passed through the Turkish straits into the Mediterranean Sea, according to local information portals, which publish photographs of their passage through the Bosphorus on Saturday evening. Two auxiliary vessels, the large dry cargo ships Yauza and Dvinitsa-50, passed in front of them. The large landing craft "Caesar Kunikov" returned to the port of permanent deployment.
  2. SSR
    SSR 19 October 2015 09: 28 New
    +4
    Ah ha ha! Zachotnaya article! + bold)) I haven’t received such a positive in the morning)))


    This paragraph has finished))))

    These are the symbols of the new cold war: Estonia is building a metal wall 2,5 meters high along most of the border with Russia. Moreover, Estonians are going to launch drones in the area, install radars and constantly shoot video cameras there. Latvia also wants to build a wall on the eastern borders. Finally, Poland: it is going to put observation towers on the border with Kaliningrad. Do I need to be reminded of Ukraine, which insists on its desire to build a wall on the border with Russia?

    A cho metal and not a Chinese wall ?!))))
    1. science fiction writer
      science fiction writer 19 October 2015 09: 52 New
      +4
      A cho metal and not a Chinese wall ?!))))

      Whatever wall they build for themselves, metal or Chinese, they do one thing for themselves in a concentration camp.
    2. nils
      nils 19 October 2015 09: 56 New
      +8
      Quote: SSR
      Ah ha ha! Zachotnaya article! + bold


      "The Americans did not succeed, the Russians will.
      Russian pilots easily produced ...
      The Russians also launched ...
      On the whole, the Russians "showed" such "professionalism and readiness" that "shocked the observers."

      Nice however!
      If only the Russian government replaces the "scattered" Medvedevs, Nabiullins, Dvorkovichs, Khloponins, Shuvalovs, Ulyukaevs, Livanovs, etc. on the Russians and continue to amaze the world.
      Or maybe I'm wrong? Medvedev won the Order of Merit for the Fatherland from Putin. And Putin knows what he is doing. And in general, in the system of oligarchic capitalism, Russia is moving into a bright future with leaps and bounds (achieving maximum comfort for the "scattered").
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 19 October 2015 11: 06 New
        +3
        Quote: nils
        Medvedev won the Order of Merit for the Fatherland from Putin.

        As if this order was not granted to the plush, as a comforting advance in front of a kick in the ass ...
        Something Putin does not hang the stars of the Hero ...
    3. arane
      arane 19 October 2015 10: 47 New
      +4
      Quote: SSR
      Ah ha ha! Zachotnaya article! + bold)) I haven’t received such a positive in the morning)))


      This paragraph has finished))))

      These are the symbols of the new cold war: Estonia is building a metal wall 2,5 meters high along most of the border with Russia. Moreover, Estonians are going to launch drones in the area, install radars and constantly shoot video cameras there. Latvia also wants to build a wall on the eastern borders. Finally, Poland: it is going to put observation towers on the border with Kaliningrad. Do I need to be reminded of Ukraine, which insists on its desire to build a wall on the border with Russia?

      A cho metal and not a Chinese wall ?!))))


      Well, their metal wall will turn one Chinese horseradish! Let them build, we need to help them, so that their refugees do not penetrate us ....

      I can’t understand one thing. Like a wall, but at least three times metal and ten meters can prevent the invasion of the Baltic States from Russia, if we foolishly want this, which I personally doubt very much! Do they have a military thought lost somewhere in the Middle Ages? We will not come with trebuchet!
      1. andj61
        andj61 19 October 2015 13: 16 New
        0
        Quote: arane
        I can’t understand one thing. Like a wall, but at least three times metal and ten meters can prevent the invasion of the Baltic States from Russia, if we foolishly want this, which I personally doubt very much! Do they have a military thought lost somewhere in the Middle Ages? We will not come with trebuchet!

        Yes, such a wall and trebuchet will not delay: they will sweep it away at a time. Perhaps they are afraid that our homeless dogs will run to them and clean all the trash? what
    4. duchy
      duchy 19 October 2015 17: 44 New
      0
      There are no grandmas for cement and stone, and builders should be invited, their cripples are not enough. winked
  3. sa-ag
    sa-ag 19 October 2015 09: 31 New
    +1
    A strange feeling from the title and the theme of the article - how the Americans did not manage to limit the restriction of the Russian Federation
    1. Apsit
      Apsit 19 October 2015 11: 38 New
      +2
      Quote: sa-ag
      As for Washington, he was unable to offer a viable alternative to resolving the Syrian conflict.

      Washington has one concern: how to make it possible to unleash a great war in the Middle East and the Central Asian republics of the former Union with ISIS and not get dirty.
  4. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 19 October 2015 09: 33 New
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    In the 90s we were taught a good lesson, here we have learned our bitter experience and are bending our line!
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 19 October 2015 10: 26 New
      +2
      Quote: MIKHAN
      In the 90s we were taught a good lesson, here we have learned our bitter experience and are bending our line!

      what The only question is whether we are boggling our own or is it all thought out by those shadow patriarchs of the calculation of the planned change in the balance of forces, the distribution of resources and the coverage of the planet by several transcorpories, which will ultimately dictate the laws of life to all countries.
      Just one example leads me to such a thought - oil magnates (and those who cut loot with them) are now crushing all developments except for an endless upgrade of ICE ... And the whole planet sits like on drugs for oil, to which the buck was tied up quietly.
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 19 October 2015 11: 12 New
        0
        No matter what they press, nationalization of the subsoil will force the mouths of all liberals on the planet to shut up, and the FIU will be able to take a breath on the nationalization of gas and oil exports (if it throws all its thieves away (so as not to parasitize the construction of the PFR palaces and offices).
    2. Alexy
      Alexy 19 October 2015 13: 30 New
      +2
      Has anything changed in the economy since then? We are trying to conduct politics independently, but there is clearly not enough economic support.
  5. udincev
    udincev 19 October 2015 09: 34 New
    +3
    However, the whole story led Arthur Herman to the idea that by allowing the Russians and Iranians to intervene and try to “save the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad,” the White House allowed Putin to become a new driving force in the Middle East
    Arthur Herman is a little fantasizing. And where is the paper, signature, stamp that Obama allowed Putin?
    And Obama was asked?
    Slander on the African American and generally some racism!
  6. A-Sim
    A-Sim 19 October 2015 09: 34 New
    +1
    "..." transparency. "The showcase of the latter is likely to be Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, as well as the" London real estate market. "

    I support. More transparency. This is precisely what Russia is calling for.
  7. Egoza
    Egoza 19 October 2015 09: 36 New
    +3
    Sense of these walls? It will be necessary - we will always go through!
    Channel "Ukraine" reports that residents of Ukrainian border villages are doing digging to get into Russia
    “The border is in the middle of the road. The wall being erected on a cordon with Russia is forcing residents of border villages to dig undermining. The border runs right between the houses and people cannot get to relatives living across the road. How to adapt in the Cretaceous of the Luhansk region - saw Christina Shkudor ", the television channel reports.
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    1. Stiletto
      Stiletto 19 October 2015 10: 47 New
      0
      Quote: Egoza
      Sense of these walls? It will be necessary - we will always go through!


      And these are walls not from Russians, but from migrants and indigenous people who may try to penetrate into Russia wassat
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  9. Tusv
    Tusv 19 October 2015 09: 42 New
    +1
    Everyone fights corruption in his own way. In the West, rollback is not a fig, not a bribe. It is completely legal. And the US Congress openly votes on bribes. So who are the criminals?
    1. JACTUS RECTUS
      JACTUS RECTUS 19 October 2015 10: 29 New
      +1
      Yes, I especially hung up the obzat with corruption. The presence of legalized corruption in the West does not mean its absence. But Putin rightly did, "you can not win, lead", and use what we see at the moment. And if you think a little, then you understand that corruption is the foundation of a market, financially oriented economy.
    2. Alexy
      Alexy 19 October 2015 13: 37 New
      0
      The Americans have a lot to learn. An old military wisdom: "If a mess can't be stopped, then it should be led." Corruption cannot be defeated, and the Americans understood this, but we continue to fight against windmills.
  10. win
    win 19 October 2015 09: 42 New
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    Anecdote: "And Putin is an egoist! Ebola is gone. Right now, ISIS will destroy and remain the only one on the list of world evil."
  11. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 19 October 2015 09: 47 New
    10
    Pampers for "limiters"
  12. Kent0001
    Kent0001 19 October 2015 09: 48 New
    +4
    We urgently need to start up our analogue of SWIFT. If you can try something to agree with the Chinese, they also work in this direction.
    1. cniza
      cniza 19 October 2015 14: 50 New
      +4
      It seems that work has been boiling for the second year.
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  13. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 19 October 2015 09: 48 New
    +2
    We always succeed, if only we want. The main thing is to want ...)))
    1. Apsit
      Apsit 19 October 2015 11: 56 New
      +3
      Quote: Tartar 174
      We always succeed, if only we want. The main thing is to want ...)))

      You need to want and load the entire ISIS in its entirety on ships and unload in the northern part of Mexico. laughing
  14. Gray 43
    Gray 43 19 October 2015 10: 00 New
    +1
    Disconnecting from the system will hit not only Russia, it will go to Westerners too, as with sanctions
  15. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 19 October 2015 10: 04 New
    0
    An interesting article, a good selection of material, but I did not see the analytics in it, it's a pity. But in any case, thanks to the author, the work has been done quite seriously. hi
  16. Tujh
    Tujh 19 October 2015 10: 10 New
    +3
    If nothing comes of this, the West may launch a reserve weapon - disconnecting Moscow from SWIFT.

    I wonder how many times they can "shoot themselves in the foot"? Or - how many legs do they have so that they can do it painlessly?
  17. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 19 October 2015 10: 15 New
    +1
    Quote: MIKHAN
    In the 90s we were taught a good lesson, here we have learned our bitter experience and are bending our line!

    Because someone knows what you were asking about - probably the benefit is small, I also read that some of these advisers were later tried in the United States for the fact that they "incorrectly" carried out privatization in the Russian Federation. But I did not could find out what they meant by "correctness", no matter how hard he tried.
    It would be nice for your newsletter to start all the news and this newsletter as an advertising poster. Not only that, many people don’t know, but someone does not know and does not want to know.
    Having set a goal - Americans never forget about it. And activated.
    No matter how the author explains the situation, the fact is that Russia has intensified! State ++++, because This is important information.
  18. Monos
    Monos 19 October 2015 10: 15 New
    +6
    The new training manual is as follows: the West must oppose its “transparency” to Russian “corruption”. The showcase of the latter, apparently, will be Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, as well as the “London real estate market”.


    Words, words, words .... They oppose "transparency" to us, then "openness", then "democracy", but the essence is the same: "We do not need a healthy and strong Russia, it must be overwhelmed."
    What a "showcase" such a product.
  19. MATROSKIN-53
    MATROSKIN-53 19 October 2015 10: 17 New
    +4
    During the years of industrialization, the USSR was completely isolated from the West. There were no loans, there were no various deliveries from abroad. But an economic miracle happened and the Soviet Union became a highly productive state. With a developed structure of production and science. So what's stopping us now ?!
    1. win
      win 19 October 2015 10: 42 New
      +4
      So what's stopping us now ?!

      Least fifth column
  20. Riv
    Riv 19 October 2015 10: 43 New
    +2
    I don’t understand what the article is about ... You should not read the American press in the morning. Word of mouth: not worth it. Otherwise, you’ll think that "Washington allowed it", although no one seemed to ask Washington for permission, or that disconnecting Russia from SWIFT is a reliable weapon. It's good, yes. But mass destruction. For Russians, the devil knows whether it will work, but those to whom the Russians owe it will be sour.
  21. rf xnumx
    rf xnumx 19 October 2015 10: 57 New
    +7
    Estonia is building a metal wall 2,5 meters high along most of the border with Russia. Not only that, Estonians are going to launch drones in this area, install radars and conduct continuous shooting with video cameras there. Latvia also wants to build a wall on the eastern borders. Finally, Poland: it is going to put observation towers on the border with Kaliningrad. Is it necessary to remind about Ukraine, which insists on its desire to build a wall on the border with Russia?
    A flag in their hands ...
  22. Raider
    Raider 19 October 2015 11: 00 New
    +7
    Against the background of the helplessness of the West, our liberals have become depressed. They forgot Khokhland, Makarevich needs to go to perform with concerts in ISIS ... the murder of Nemtsov in the background ... What are the guys to do? They do not hear them, internally displaced persons took their rightful place in the front row. They are probably sitting and thinking about another disgusting thing.
  23. Laim
    Laim 19 October 2015 11: 02 New
    +2
    Well, how do they feel poor right now, there isn’t that Russia of the times of Yeltsin and Kozyrev, when one could command only a glance from overseas. Now again, it is necessary to develop plans to contain and neutralize Russia.
    - imposition of trade sanctions and embargoes;
    - every obstacle to obtaining loans and any kind of assistance in international financial organizations;
    - Organization of condemnation and boycott of Russia by members of international organizations;
    - dissemination of information about negative or criminal actions of the ruling regime among its population;
    - the provision, if the military-political situation allows, of political, financial and other assistance of a non-military nature to opposition movements and organizations.
    But if entot a wonderful plan does not work, then what?
    Physical elimination of a leader? Amer recorded 24 cases of using or planning the use of forceful methods to eliminate objectionable foreign leaders, from the Second World War to the end of the last century. Of the latter, Fidel Castro, Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Mohamed Farah Aidid, Manuel Noriega, Osama bin Laden, Slobodan Miloshievich. And presidents of South American countries often suspiciously fall ill with cancer, just remember the President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez, the President of Argentina Cristina Kirchner, the Brazilian President Dilma Van Rousseff
    Or maybe the Americans will take and attack us? As in other times more than once was in other countries.
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  25. Mera joota
    Mera joota 19 October 2015 11: 55 New
    +2
    Wow what a surge of patriotism! Everything would be fine, BUT!
    In August, Russia again increased its investment in US Treasury bonds (US Tresuries) by $ 7,8 billion. This is evidenced by updated data on the website of the US Treasury. The total investment of Russia in the US government debt reached $ 89,9 billion.

    7,8 billion dollars were withdrawn from our economy only in August. Here is a new way to fight the damned Americans!
  26. Rostislav
    Rostislav 19 October 2015 12: 12 New
    0
    Russia's neighbors are afraid that soon the “green men” will come to visit him and unleash “hybrid wars”.

    It is also a question of why the wall is being built - so that they do not come "from here to there", or so that they do not climb "from here to there".
  27. Zumich
    Zumich 19 October 2015 12: 57 New
    0
    Their transparency: ordering in FIFA, the collapse of the VOLZWAGEN concern, wiretapping of all the leaders (who have reached) and ministers,
    and these striped mongrel, will tell us how to develop.

    As it was right for the BRICS, CSTO, SCO countries (all countries interested in this) to impose sanctions for global economic espionage and hacking of the United States.

    I think as soon as the autonomous financial banking program of the partner countries, to the place of the IMF, becomes easier.
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  29. renics
    renics 19 October 2015 13: 07 New
    0
    (Brian Whitmore believes that modern Russia is a “criminal syndicate that disguised itself as a state”) This definition is more suitable for the US state, which was originally created on new lands with the help of world capital and is managed by it. corruption schemes that are described in this article, and to give it a criminal and not a legitimate look, these lobby schemes were called (LOBBISM (from the English lobby - lobby, corridor, lobby) - pressure on public authorities by socio-political groups , commercial organizations or individuals with the aim of adopting favorable legislative acts, administrative or political decisions. On the sidelines of the English parliament, representatives of interested groups held talks with parliamentarians regarding the adoption of a law, which was often accompanied by bribery of parliamentarians. in 1946 in the USA was adopted t the law on the lobby, according to which the lobbyist could go through official registration and carry out their activities on a legal basis). These schemes apply anywhere in the daily life of Americans. Intuitively, Whitmore summed it up for Russia, thinking that if it works in the USA it should work in Russia too. Three forms of lobbyism can be distinguished: 1) open pressure on government by organizing mass petitions and letters; usually carried out by socio-political movements and political parties; 2) closed work with officials with the participation of a large number of experts and consultants; 3) bribing or blackmailing officials in order to make a decision favorable to the lobbyist (it is illegal). In Russian political culture, lobbyism is interpreted in a negative sense, and laws on lobbying activities have not yet been adopted and are unlikely to be adopted.
  30. andrei.yandex
    andrei.yandex 19 October 2015 13: 09 New
    +2
    Meanwhile
  31. andrei.yandex
    andrei.yandex 19 October 2015 13: 10 New
    0
    Wake up
  32. X Y Z
    X Y Z 19 October 2015 13: 15 New
    +4
    The West also has a reserve weapon - the prohibition of Russia to use the services of SWIFT.


    Only a journalist could blurt out this. For him, SWIFT is a brilliant Western invention (such as death rays), ready to bring Russia to its knees, and not just an interbank communication device serving payments. By banning SWIFT, you are depriving your companies of receiving payments, and banks of receiving repayments of loans. In addition, this gadget did not always exist and everything worked before it, although it was not so fast and efficient, but they managed it. And, even if we do not make our own analogue of SWIFT, then the work will not stop. Therefore, depriving Russia of SWIFT is an idiotic, adventurous and purely propaganda idea.
  33. cniza
    cniza 19 October 2015 14: 55 New
    +4
    Quote: XYZ
    The West also has a reserve weapon - the prohibition of Russia to use the services of SWIFT.


    Therefore, depriving Russia of SWIFT is an idiotic, adventurous and purely propaganda idea.



    This is a double edged sword.
  34. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 19 October 2015 15: 10 New
    +1
    The wall-building relay passed from the ancient Chinese to the "enlightened" Europeans.

    Only the Chinese wall really held back. I have not heard that Russians are crowding in crowds to Estonia and, especially, to Ukraine. On the one hand - a wall from Russia; on the other, a wall from refugees.

    For some reason, it seems to me that the territory surrounded by the wall is something like a concentration camp.

    "Bunks roam Europe in vain search for a bucket" (Joseph Brodsky) laughing
  35. Mestny
    Mestny 19 October 2015 15: 14 New
    -1
    Quote: andj61
    Yes, such a wall and trebuchet will not delay: they will sweep it away at a time. Perhaps they are afraid that our homeless dogs will run to them and clean all the trash?

    This is a political wall. It is designed to hit Russia on the cheek more painfully.
    A kind of demonstration of contempt.
  36. Roy
    Roy 19 October 2015 15: 28 New
    +2
    The link between Russia and Iran in the Middle East is an insurmountable barrier to American dictatorship.
  37. SIMM
    SIMM 19 October 2015 17: 45 New
    +2
    With swift had fun ...)))
  38. s.melioxin
    s.melioxin 19 October 2015 18: 03 New
    +1
    But there is one "but."
    WE do not change horses at the crossing. He believed, made sure of devotion, do not drive, you will drive.
  39. Vittt
    Vittt 19 October 2015 21: 25 New
    -1
    Quote: hydrox
    Quote: nils
    Medvedev won the Order of Merit for the Fatherland from Putin.

    As if this order was not granted to the plush, as a comforting advance in front of a kick in the ass ...
    Something Putin does not hang the stars of the Hero ...

    Why does the king need "trinkets" - a good question! Brezhnev fiercely dabbled, the current one does not. Riddle!
  40. Foresterer
    Foresterer 20 October 2015 01: 05 New
    +1
    99% of the Russian population will even vote for the "London real estate market" to be confiscated, and therefore destroyed. We will also thank the Anglo-Saxons.
  41. Wolka
    Wolka 20 October 2015 05: 21 New
    0
    the Yankees have a spare tool like SWIFT, but this is not a spare tool, this is a typical means of ensuring the Yankees control electronic money transactions all over the world, they also imposed on this world, and the world shook it and got used to it very quickly (bad habit, it would seem convenient, fast, time and ready, but ...) and now it would seem that the world financial system would not be able to imagine without it, but you should abandon this financial miracle of the Yankees, which, by the way, offers and tries to make Russia, and the world is becoming more beautiful and more diverse, feel the difference ...
  42. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 20 October 2015 09: 28 New
    0
    In his opinion, the main difference from the Iron Curtain is that today the fault line runs between the transparency zone (West) and the corruption zone (Russia).

    Could it be possible, as confirmation of "transparency", to show the representatives of Germany "their" gold reserves? I'm not talking about giving! Of course, given Western transparency and honesty, it is unthinkable for the Germans to return their gold, which they gave for safekeeping. But at least look! Well, with one eye!
    Yes, the Western "truth" simply sparkles and shimmers with honesty and bliss!