On the website of the American alternative press "The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection" new article Philip Giraldi.
The author previously worked for the CIA, and now holds the position of executive director of the United States National Interest Council (the Council for the National Interest).
According to the expert, “something very strange” is currently happening in Washington.
Recently, Giraldi participated in the Washington conference on the theme of “realism and restraint”, devoted to a broad reform of the US foreign policy. Most of the reports more or less corresponded to the stated agenda, but there were other gentlemen who spoke not about restraint, but about its opposite.
Giraldi finds it strange, for example, that one of the speakers said: For the sake of establishing its place in the world, the United States must "hold a big club". Another panelist argued that the main “mission” of the American people was “to help other countries in their quest for freedom”.
Both speakers had in mind the US foreign policy towards Russia.
The author is very surprised by something. How could people talk about this at a conference on “restraint”? On the other hand, is it any wonder if such reports come up when both Republicans and Democrats give similar speeches during election debates? Nationalism and, moreover, American “exclusivity,” is the best-selling product at all times; He briskly goes to the political market in any era.
Recently, however, these theses have acquired a taste of militancy. And this is just amazing, the expert believes. Do you know why? Because only one presidential candidate served at one time in the armed forces, and that was there ... a lawyer. Shortly speaking, weapons now in the US, the hawks, who have no idea what an army is, are ready to rattle.
For example, a potential candidate from the Republican Party, Carly Fiorina, recently explained how she would “figure it out” with Putin: “One of the reasons why I would not now speak with Vladimir Putin is that we are conducting a dialogue with him weak position in which were due to the actions of this administration (Obama administration. - O. Ch.). That is why I would refrain from talking with him for a while, but would do something else. I would start strengthening and re-equipping the Sixth fleet under his nose, as well as the restoration of the missile defense program in Poland. I would arrange aggressive military maneuvers in the Baltic countries: he (Putin. - O. Ch.) Must learn that we will protect our NATO allies ... And I would also probably send several thousand of our troops to Germany. No, not in order to start a war, but in order to be sure: Putin realized that America is faithful to its allied duty ... We must create a no-fly zone in Syria, because Russia cannot tell the United States when and where our flights should fly aircraft. Finally, we have allies in the Arab Middle East, and they know that the IG threatens them, but they must see the support of the leader, the support of the United States ... After all, we have the most powerful military force in the world, and everyone knows about it. ”
Mr. Ben Carson added his “two cents” to this: “... we have to admit that Putin is really trying to extend his influence throughout the Middle East. There will be his base. And we have to confront him there, this is our effective path ... What we have been doing up to now is very inefficient, but we cannot take it and simply retreat from our path. We should look at it on a much more global scale. We are talking about global jihadists. And about their desire to destroy us and destroy our way of life. So we need to talk about how to make losers out of them, right? Because otherwise they can get a lot of influence ... And I think in order to make them look like losers, we must destroy their caliphate. Look, where is the best place to do this? In Iraq. There, in Anbar, there is a large deposit of energy resources. We need to take it away from them. And take the land from them too. We could do it, I think, easily. I chatted with several generals here ... And then we would move on. "
Senator Marco Rubio also voiced his ideas: “I think the world is getting stronger and better when the United States is the strongest military power in the world ... I have never met Vladimir Putin, but I know enough about him to conclude: - gangster. (“I never met Vladimir Putin, but I’m gangster.”) We can say that he heads mainly organized crime that governs a country whose size of economy is 2 trillion. dollars. And he is rapidly creating his military machine, despite the catastrophe in the economy. In geopolitics, he understands only power. And every time he speaks anywhere in the world, be it Ukraine or Georgia, or now in the Middle East, he does it in the light of the weakness of the enemy ... Our allies in the region do not trust us. For God's sake, in the Middle East there is only one pro-American democracy, practicing free enterprise, the state of Israel. And we have a president who is less respectful of the Israeli Prime Minister than the Ayatollah in Iran ... And we have an interest there, and this is why ... All these radical terrorist groups ... they will come to us. They recruit Americans through social networks. And they don't hate us because we just support Israel. They hate us because of our values. They hate us because our girls go to school. They hate us because women in the United States drive cars. ”
And here is Governor Jeb Bush. His election campaign is dim and worthless, and he tries to catch up by making hasty statements. According to him, Obama does not believe in the American leadership. Bush is confident that Washington should create a no-fly zone in Syria and "support the remnants of the Free Syrian Army." Without American leadership in any country in the region, the entire region begins to “change its priorities,” Bush believes. “Tragedy” seems to him that Iraq and other countries are currently engaged in a dialogue not with the United States, but with Russia. After all, "not so long ago, Russia had no influence at all in the region." In short, the United States needs to “lead in all directions.”
The brains of these talkers Giraldi calls "tabula race" (clean board). In his opinion, the crowd, listening to these types, has such low intelligence that it allows clogging their skulls with complete nonsense.
The coolest of all, of course, Carly. Her words are pure poison; she is ready to start a war. She was going to shoot Russians on the ground and in the air. But why? Well, so that the Americans can fly wherever they want, with irony interprets its aggressive statements Giraldi.
In his own way, and Ben Carson is cool. He needs to be given the first prize for the simplest scenario of defeating the IG. Just take away the oil from the militants, and there will be no “caliphate” at all.
As for the speeches of Jeb Bush, the expert is brief: he writes that the next Bush “seems to share the gift of scratching with his brother”.
Willingness to fight with the Russians, and at the same time with the Iranians, more than once surfaced in debates. It is as if the war with Iran will become an “easy walk” ... And the war with Russia! Putin can inflict tactical nuclear and the first. And this will immediately lead the war to a “completely different level,” the expert believes. Here we will have to talk about the "disaster". The Russians, even if they were limited to military targets, could in a short time be able to destroy vulnerable US satellite communications systems on which the American armed forces depend. One of the leading military analysts at the same time points out that the Russian army is much better suited for a land war than the more expensive army of the United States. Colonel Douglas MacGregor claims that US troops are likely to be destroyed.
Meanwhile, let us add, Russia is not an enemy of the United States and does absolutely nothing to become such in the future. It was not Russia that surrounded Europe with bases, but on the contrary, the United States and NATO are showing their aggressive intentions. Moscow did not “annex” the Crimea, but agreed with the will of the local citizens, established by referendum. In Syria, the Russians destroy the IS militants who threaten the United States in the same way that they threaten Russia.
Another thing is that the hegemon intends to remain a hegemon, and without his permission, no one on the planet can utter a word. Potential presidential candidates voiced this thesis, forgetting that a nuclear war could happen as a result of such propaganda. And politicians can bury themselves. Understand that they are hampered by empty heads, which fit to fill with sawdust.
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