The fact that Russian athletes are persona non grata is discussed not only in the sports world. Talks about big politics behind big sports began almost immediately after the officials' statements.
It is impossible not to agree with colleagues regarding the doping scandal. Obviously, all this has nothing to do with sport, to the selfless struggle for "fayer play" - "pure game." This is pure politics, or rather dirty politics. However, hello!
PR fuss using major sporting events and institutions is based on a long tradition. As a prelude to the current campaigns, we can recall attempts to muck the Olympics in Sochi, and before that, by the way, in Beijing, when quite miraculously political adventures organized by the Americans took place at the Olympic festival: the Georgian war and the Ukrainian putsch. The political twin of the athletics doping scandal was the recent defeat of FIFA and its permanent head Joseph Blatter, whose transparent goal is to discredit and ideally disrupt the world soccer championship in Russia in 2018.
The Americans openly acted as the FIFA stripping motor. It would seem that the business of the Americans before our football, scooter, who in America is generally exotic ?! The idea is that football in general and the World Cup in particular is the largest and most resonant show in the world. Better than the Olympics. And give such a platform to the livers who got Putin ?!
“Last year, when we and the allies were engaged in the hard work of imposing sanctions, when we strengthened our presence in the border states, we were offered to consider Mr. Putin’s aggression as a workshop demonstration of strategy and strength. This is what I heard from some guys.” declared Barack Obama.
The perception of the current US administration of Putin is painfully personal and becomes the idea of fixing American politics. The most serious international institutions are being sacrificed to this policy, only in order to spoil Putin and Russia at any price. The same FIFA, with all claims to it, which had enormous influence, billions of dollars in budgets, which made a huge contribution to the development of football around the world, according to experts, after the American cleansing will never be able to play the same role.
What is sport there ?! Applied instruments for settling accounts with Russia are the most powerful international structures that have faithfully served the United States. Recall the unfortunate Hague arbitration used in the Yukos case.
"In the 2005 year, starting the process in the arbitration court, Yukos shareholders could hardly imagine that they would once be awarded 50 with billions of dollars in compensation, and that the ruling would be made in the feverish atmosphere that had developed for Russia and the West today." - stated the Financial Times.
Recall, the arbitration court in The Hague, according to the mind of incomprehensible logic, on the basis of the Energy Charter, which Russia refused to join, acknowledged the banal domestic swindlers by foreign investors affected by the actions of the Russian authorities, and awarded them fantastic compensation twice the capitalization of the then YUKOS.
From the film "The Prince and the Pauper":
"The royal seal ... Maybe this is such a big, hard thing. I found it in the chimney. I injected it with nuts."
The use of an arbitration tribunal as a political punitive tool practically destroyed it as a court. That is, it is impossible to use it as a court. Further more. The International Monetary Fund is the most powerful tool of American influence, financial and economic dictate. Today, it is being kicked for the sole purpose of giving Ukraine the opportunity not to return the loan to Russia. This breaks down the basic principle that ensured the effectiveness of its activities: a country throwing creditors cannot count on the Fund’s assistance program.
Next is OPEC, for the first time in its stories who refused to control production during a slump in oil prices. Talk about the fact that the Saudi sheikhs decided to suppress the American shale revolution, leave the "young pioneer". The decision on the suicide of OPEC with the sole purpose of putting Russia on a stake in low oil prices was certainly made in Washington, and not in Riyadh.
The most powerful working international institutions in the logic of anti-Russian paranoia turn into disposable tools, after which they can only be thrown away, like a used condom. And finally, the most powerful tool of American governance of the world is the European Union, which was once raped in order to impose anti-Russian sanctions.
“It’s true that they didn’t want to do that. But again, it’s about the leadership of the United States and the president of the United States, who insisted. He even had to embarrass Europe to take the risk of economic damage and make Russia pay,” - said Vice President Joe Biden.
Wonderful. Only after that it is no longer a euro or a union. And there is no longer any possibility to use it in this capacity. And, by the way, all of this has something to do with the night slaughter in Paris, organized by people whom the Americans and their allies carefully nursed for their needs.
In 2000, Professor Chalmers Johnson published the book "Recoil: The Price and Consequences of American Imperialism." This book, which was initially successfully ignored, became a bestseller a year after 11 September.
From the book: “Recoil - this means that the nation is reaping what has been sown, even when it does not fully know or understand what it has sown. With all its wealth and power, the US will receive all the expected forms of return, especially terrorist attacks against the Americans, in the foreseeable future serving or not serving in the army, throughout the world and in the United States. "
From the movie "Aladdin's Magic Lamp":
- Generously forgive me, but I must kill you!
- I am your friend, but I am a slave to the lamp.
- Of course.
- I am a slave to the lamp, but I am your friend.
- So a slave or a friend?