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Kerry brought the war?

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The visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Moscow and his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin can be considered one of the main events of this week. Not by the fact, of course, but by the consequences, which, with any outcome of the negotiations, will be very, very significant. Formally, it was about the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the situation in Syria and the Russian-Turkish conflict. Although the main part of the meeting was devoted to the Syrian war, for the Russians the decisions on Ukraine are more important. The reason is obvious: Syria for the majority of our fellow citizens is about as far as Pluto, and Square for some begins literally under the windows, and no one has canceled family ties. For Americans, the situation is the opposite and the Middle East on their agenda is far more important than the countries of the former USSR.




Following the meeting, statements were made that appeared on the tapes already at night. By their nature, it can be assumed that it was not voiced, but implied.

Whether it’s fair or not, today the United States considers itself to be the winning side, therefore, they are trying to impose their conditions on the whole world. In case of failure of any of them, and all the more so, they traditionally pass to threats. And here it is important to analyze what the threats will be, how much each of them is realistically accomplished, and to what extent these threats will be perceived in Russia by the forces on which the adoption of real decisions depends.

Regarding our country, everything in Washington remains the same. The first condition requires the refusal of Moscow’s support for the DPR and the LPR and the earliest transfer of control over the border to Kiev, the second is the complete curtailment of aid to the Syrian government and participation in the American coalition as a fully dependent subject. Perhaps there will be some additional conditions and about them, I suppose, we will soon find out, since public boasting is also an integral element of American policy.

In the event that the Russian leadership refuses to accept such an alignment, there will undoubtedly be threats. For example, we will be promised to bring down oil prices to 30 and even 20 dollars per barrel, while well aware that the real limit of the safety factor of Russia is difficult to measure. The next likely “pugalka” from Kerry is the Ukrainian offensive on the Donbass. She, too, must be divided in two. Yes, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard have already patched up the holes left after the battle for Debaltseve, and in the people's republics things are, to put it mildly, not brilliant, but Kiev does not guarantee a military victory. War - the environment is very uncertain, and very much in it depends on the morale of the people that are in the trenches and combat vehicles. So the US secretary of state is counting more on the old rule, which states that "the threat is more effective than its execution."

Of course, our guest also has gingerbread. In the role of the gingerbread will perform ... no, not the folding of all sanctions, but only the consideration of the possibility (!) Of the abolition of some of them, as was frankly stated. That is, under the guise of tasty treats inedible plastic fake is hidden. If someone doubts the seriousness of our "partners", then he can remember how many years they have canceled the famous Jackson-Vanik amendment, and at the same time they can ask how the sanctions against Cuba are being lifted.

Now everything depends on the reaction of President Putin. According to the Minsk agreements, both the Russian Federation and the Donbass did almost everything they could, while Kiev was not going to do this in principle. The transfer of the border in such conditions is in fact an unconditional surrender both for Donetsk and Lugansk and for Moscow. So there’s obviously something to think about.

If the American ultimatums are rejected in whole or in part, then there is no doubt that Kiev will receive the backbone to defrost the conflict from across the ocean: according to reports from Donbass. on the Ukrainian side, preparations for an offensive are in full swing and field hospitals are deployed.

Washington has built the situation in such a way that the benefit for the United States is seen even in the event of the defeat of the Ukrainian army: in this case, you can either bring the outspoken Nazis to power or plunge Ukraine into chaos. Under any scenario, this country will remain a source of threats for Russia, to curb which will leave a huge amount of resources.

The Foreign Ministry trap perfectly aware, hence the appeals Lavrov influence Kiev. It is unlikely that the words will have an effect, here it’s rather a necessary ritual: we have warned that our conscience is clear. A reserve is being created in the event that the next talks have to be acquired by the Ministry of Defense.

This is all really important, and not how many dolls and ear-flaps John Kerry bought in souvenir shops on the streets of the capital.
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  1. SSR
    SSR 16 December 2015 06: 30
    +1
    A crafty article with a headline under "peppercorns" is still tempting to find out why he brought the war, and if you look at the same euronews, then they directly show that, for example, Kerry does not talk about the overthrow of Assad, but says that he is not like he is able to control, it is said about the Minsk people, but for example I haven't heard anything about Crimea yet.
    1. SSR
      SSR 16 December 2015 06: 47
      0
      Here is an excerpt from another article here


      After talking with Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov for three hours, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the US has no plans to isolate Russia. Both Kerry and Obama believe that progress will be led not by “freezing” relations, but by contact with Putin. And this is all the more true that the American press has published facts proving Putin’s immortality, as well as his ability to travel in time. It turns out the Russians

      In general, I agree with such an opinion as

      Quote: Gop
      Kabardin again wrote some kind of stupidity)), a broadcast of a report of the negotiations went on, there Keri just mumbled, here the imagination broke out in kabardin
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 16 December 2015 07: 05
        10
        Plus: from the author, I notice not the first time, either a chronic stomach ulcer or a minor attitude to life in general, but after reading his texts, there is such a longing that I want to cry.
        So the opinion of this author should always be put under a big question mark and to verify the correctness of his conclusions on additional sources, he does not inspire confidence in me, I do not know how others do.
        1. Andrey Draganov
          Andrey Draganov 16 December 2015 17: 09
          +6
          You shouldn’t be like that to the author, the Americans though bydopati but they still mainly manage politics in the world, at least don’t say that, but they won’t give up their positions without a fight. Now they’re trying to hang noodles on your ears and don’t go to a fortuneteller. quickly turned the whole situation in Syria, we are already on the verge of a war with the Turks, and even the Saudis have gathered a coalition, it will definitely not be with us for one thing, it’s very profitable for them to unfreeze a conflict in Ukraine. Transnistria is also in ticks and at the political level there are already problems for us. They are still trying to cut off the Kaliningrad region. And now, if you have to get involved, with the Turks in Ukraine in Transnistria + Syria. And besides, if they lower oil. So the author quite reasonably argues.
      2. Ramzaj99
        Ramzaj99 16 December 2015 17: 46
        0
        I am sorry for this, the drive ... on, that is, the Secretary of State, I did not meet on the Arbat, I would have waved the same thing to him, with my middle finger ...
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    2. Letun
      Letun 16 December 2015 07: 14
      +4
      Quote: SSR
      Sly article

      I would even say - empty. Some kind of fortune-telling on coffee grounds.
      Based on this principle
      Quote: article
      it can be assumed that it was not voiced, but was implied.

      You can write anything you want, on absolutely any topic. In short minus.
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      2. Aleksandr72
        Aleksandr72 16 December 2015 08: 03
        11
        In general, I summarize: wait and see! Or the United States will finally tear off the navel, trying to dictate its will to the whole world and rule this very world, not realizing that the time of unipolarity has already passed. Or GDP will eventually have the patience to look at the tricks of the piglet (who did not actively want to and never intended to implement the Minsk agreements) and then the situation in Novorossia will change dramatically. In any case, NATO will not enter the active phase of the war for the Ukrainian black soil, Europe and the United States are more than satisfied with the sluggish conflict and the hotbed of tension on Russia's western borders. They (European and overseas politicians) still think in terms of the Cold War - they cannot be redone.
        I have the honor.
      3. atalef
        atalef 16 December 2015 09: 11
        +7
        Quote: Letun
        Quote: SSR
        Sly article

        I would even say - empty. Some kind of fortune-telling on coffee grounds.
        Based on this principle
        Quote: article
        it can be assumed that it was not voiced, but was implied.

        You can write anything you want, on absolutely any topic. In short minus.

        Yes article - nothing
        I think the visit is primarily related to the start of negotiations on Syria (which will begin on 18. 12 in Washington
    3. satris
      satris 16 December 2015 11: 07
      +1
      Well, this is a diplomatic language: if "is not able to govern", then another, which is capable, is needed.
    4. GOR_XVII
      GOR_XVII 16 December 2015 14: 29
      +1
      This is all really important, and not how many dolls and ear-flaps John Kerry bought in souvenir shops on the streets of the capital.
      Author Igor Kabardin

      Kabardin again betrayed the position of his nightly delirium. The author, but what, does anyone think that Russian dolls are the main thing in Kerry’s arrival ??? Interestingly, did you sit under the table when Kerry presented ultimatums to Putin? And it’s very strange how in the article you avoided calls for revolution because Putin didn’t hit Kerry on the head with a boot. That is what a true patriot should do when ultimatums are presented to him.
      Author, write more, there are so few clowns.
    5. Hammer
      Hammer 16 December 2015 15: 41
      +2
      If we summarize the meaning of becoming, then we can express one old Greek saying - "be afraid of the Danes who bring gifts." If in a modern way, then - "worse than a war with the Anglo-Saxons, only friendship with them."
      If the essence of the matter, then I think atalef is right, the possibility of (or rather probing the soil) compromise on Syria was first of all discussed. Since ISIS has already become a headache for everyone, and even for Americans ... oddly enough it sounds.
      But in any case, it was not without discussing the issue of Ukraine, and with a probability of 99,9% it can be assumed that on this issue both parties, already routinely, expressed their commitment to their position.
  2. gop
    gop 16 December 2015 06: 35
    +5
    Kabardin again wrote some kind of stupidity)), a broadcast of a report of the negotiations went on, there Keri just mumbled, here the imagination broke out in kabardin
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 16 December 2015 07: 17
      +3
      Quote: Gop
      Kabardin again wrote some kind of stupidity))

      It is strange that there is no call of # Putin military forces, which is usual for Kabardin, but in order not to bite the LDNR, the author could not resist: "things are going on in the people's republics, to put it mildly, not brilliantly."
      Kerry really cannot "make an offer that cannot be refused." The main levers of pressure on Russia have been tried. only the direct military threat remained.
  3. moskowit
    moskowit 16 December 2015 06: 43
    +1
    Hate the lads! The author endowed the American representative with demonic abilities and unlimited powers.
    1. Kibalchish
      16 December 2015 11: 20
      +5
      The powers of the Secretary of State, as we have, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in America are given by the president.

      Kerry did not come with his proposals, but with those that he formally agreed with Obama.

      The American geopolitical line does not change - therefore, it is clear what the guest wanted. You don't have to be a genius. But ours sways like an autumn leaf in the wind. Following Poroshenko, militants of the Syrian Free Army have already become our "partners".
      I have many complaints about Soviet diplomacy, but it never fell to such a thing.

      I am sarcastically reproached for the fact that there is no traditional "Putin military" ... I'm just thinking, trying to figure out what to write when there is a trend on the Web that it is not appropriate for our soldiers to die for Crimean, Belgorod, Rostov men. We have Syria, geopolitical chess, and oligarchs, again, are suffering.

      Arab Latikia is, of course, a primordially Russian land. And who is there in Donbass? Do they deserve a tender glance from Himself? Look, they were given the Minsk agreements, which he himself sketched "on his knee" on the plane, like, let them rejoice, the world has come! The fact that this world means daily shelling, and in the long term Bandera terror, is so, costs. And even if someone was lucky enough to avoid being hit by a shell in a house, what is it like for people to live in winter when the local gas distributor is destroyed, and with it a transformer or ten kilovolt wires are constantly lying across the street?
      1. c3r
        c3r 16 December 2015 13: 55
        +2
        As for the Allied fighters, you went too far. Bashar al-Assad officially advocates for a political dialogue. Here, in fact, forces have been found that can carry it out in the future. And the fact that they are found with our help and currently help in the war against ISIS (about 2 dozen attacks inflicted by their information) is only to the credit of our military and diplomats, it will be easier to conduct a dialogue, and Soviet diplomacy, like any other, didn’t do such feints (try to speak for socialism by nerdy Africans). There are no questions about Russian land, only the aspirations of the population there are not uniform. It will be hard after victory, they should be brought to normal battle. In Crimea, it takes another 4 years, and there, as it were, not 2 times as much. The time apparently has not yet come.
      2. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 16 December 2015 14: 02
        +6
        Quote: Kibalchish
        I am reproached maliciously

        Igor - the article is a correct attempt to understand the driving motives of events, I definitely add to the second article, relatively recently in the commentary I also wrote that the situation could turn sharply with Washington's signal in the negative direction - the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass and simultaneously in Syria ... any options are possible - from the introduction of Turkish troops to the north of Syria, the NATO contingent, the flow of militants from Iraq for an active offensive, etc., provocations against our troops in Syria are not excluded, there are a lot of options .. The Turks are actively disposed to war - I will not even list their trump cards. The ideal option, of course, is to exchange Syria for Ukraine, but the Americans, too, "took the bit" and God knows where the cart will be taken ..
        a little messy, but I think this is more like a discussion than arguing that the author is not in order with the stomach .. The main thing with the head is OK hi
  4. populist
    populist 16 December 2015 06: 43
    18
    Whether it is fair or not, today the United States considers itself to be the winner, so they are trying to impose their terms on the whole world.

    A good article about the main event of the last period and a sober look at the situation.
    1. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 16 December 2015 08: 44
      +5
      Quote: populist
      A good article about the main event of the last period and a sober look at the situation.


      But what a very sad colleague. The author did not leave us even the slightest ray of hope for a more or less successful resolution of problems.
      Although of course, Igor Kabardin cannot be denied realism. hi
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 16 December 2015 14: 08
        +2
        Quote: Vladimir 1964
        Quote: populist
        A good article about the main event of the last period and a sober look at the situation.


        But what a very sad colleague. The author did not leave us even the slightest ray of hope for a more or less successful resolution of problems.
        Although of course, Igor Kabardin cannot be denied realism. hi

        Volodya, a sober look at things is often dull and not joyful, whose victory is someone’s defeat .. Above the nose we won differently win .. wink
    2. Apsit
      Apsit 16 December 2015 11: 59
      +1
      Quote: populist
      Good article

      I agree. I’m reading the first reviews and don’t understand where I am ... I looked at the location of these representatives and everything became clear. They did everything right that they removed the flag of the USSR.
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 16 December 2015 12: 26
      +1
      Quote: populist
      A good article about the main event of the last period and a sober look at the situation.

      And why is it so especially good?
      The author simply stated the fact that Kerry arrived in Moscow for negotiations, but did not say that the meeting was initiated by the United States. If they were in chocolate and everything went according to their scenario, then they would hardly have insisted on a meeting, but simply smugly watched Russia twitch. So what is happening today goes against their scenario and needs to be adjusted. Naturally, such meetings involve bidding and concessions, but not the fact that they will suit us.
      What next.....
      further, the author listed the interests of the United States and possible threats, which in general is already known to everyone. Oil 30-20! "But not by oil alone" ... as they say. This is a double-edged topic, in the sense that it is painful for all oil producers, incl. and for US shale producers. There may be a short-term effect, but in the long term ... alas.
      Chaos in Ukraine? So he has already stepped there. How can you be frightened by the fact that there is already a place to be? There and so everything will be much worse, because this process is irreversible. Even the loans that the IMF is going to give them in violation of its own rules will be able to support the budget a little, but will not be able to save the economy. Today, no one will undertake to save Ukraine. The only expected option is the resumption of hostilities in the LPNR, as a result of which the pro-American junta will suffer a final defeat, supported by a rebellion of regions in the rest of Ukraine due to an economic disaster. So Kerry most likely did not frighten Ukraine, but suggested that Russia take on the function of a "lifeline" and forgive her debt. Do we need it? Let the US and the EU share the responsibility for the "non-Merlik wards," which dragged them into this adventure.
      Another thing is interesting, what were they talking about in Syria and Turkey?
      Here the author did not give a single assumption
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 December 2015 06: 53
    +3
    but only a consideration of the possibility (!) of the abolition of some of them, which was frankly announced

    Americans once again confuse Russia with Africa. This they went there in due time with beads. Do not come to Russia with ultimatums. After the meeting at the briefing, Lavrov looked much more confident than Kerry and it feels like the conversation was not easy.
    1. GRAY
      GRAY 16 December 2015 08: 17
      +6
      Quote: rotmistr60
      . After the meeting at the briefing, Lavrov looked much more confident than Kerry and it feels like the conversation was not easy.

      All that is said, in such cases, in public, has absolutely no meaning.
      I do not think that either side will include the back.
      They most likely just "exchanged views."
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 16 December 2015 08: 40
        0
        All that is said, in such cases, in public, has absolutely no meaning.

        This is understandable, but some conclusions can be drawn from the subsequent behavior of the parties at the briefing, or the absence of one (briefing).
        1. GRAY
          GRAY 16 December 2015 09: 55
          +6
          Quote: rotmistr60
          some conclusions can be drawn.

          Jim Carrey was sent to punch if the Russians are surrendering.
          Had arrived. Struck.
          Russians do not give up.
  6. Glot
    Glot 16 December 2015 06: 58
    +6
    The first condition requires the refusal of Moscow to support the DPR and LPR and the speedy transfer of control over the border to Kiev, the second - a complete curtailment of assistance to the Syrian government and participation in the American coalition as a completely dependent entity.


    You can want a lot, but getting what you want is not always the case. laughing
    Wait and see.
  7. Al_oriso
    Al_oriso 16 December 2015 07: 22
    +1
    It made no sense for Kerry to come to a personal meeting to voice the conditions formulated a long time ago. Although, perhaps, he began to pronounce them, to which he received an offer to "sleep". And everyone has long been accustomed to American threats.
  8. parusnik
    parusnik 16 December 2015 07: 22
    -2
    Again .. from the cycle .. Everything is lost, the plaster is removed, the client leaves ..
  9. Stepan stepanovich
    Stepan stepanovich 16 December 2015 07: 45
    +4
    And in the photo, they are all so joyful ...
  10. Riv
    Riv 16 December 2015 07: 52
    +3
    The author draws strange conclusions. On the contrary, I had the impression that Carrie did not come with his own offers, but to hear the Russians. And it seems to him this time even with potatoes broke off.
    Pichalka ...
    1. alicante11
      alicante11 16 December 2015 13: 50
      +1
      The author draws strange conclusions. On the contrary, I had the impression that Carrie did not come with his own offers, but to hear the Russians. And it seems to him this time even with potatoes broke off.
      Pichalka ...


      And fig knows, after the last visit to Sochi, I also assumed that the Americans decided to come to an agreement with us and deal with the "smaller brothers" - the Chinese. But ... a log. In general, I get the feeling that there are actually two (and maybe more) groups operating in the United States. The official DB (Obama-Kerry) would like to teach the Chinese a lesson, while McCain and Co. are sharpening their teeth on Russia.
      Although, perhaps, this is a game between Russia and China, which makes amers rush to one or the other, but leaving the second "partner" in the rear is dumb.
  11. Zomanus
    Zomanus 16 December 2015 08: 01
    10
    Well, the fact that America advised its citizens to leave the Donbass as soon as possible,
    already makes you strain. And it’s possible that behind the scenes very different conversations were going on.
    I think that soon we all will see, find out.
    1. GRAY
      GRAY 16 December 2015 08: 28
      -3
      Quote: Zomanus
      Well, the fact that America advised its citizens to leave the Donbass as soon as possible,

      What's again? They do this at intervals of approximately every three months.
  12. Stepan stepanovich
    Stepan stepanovich 16 December 2015 08: 18
    +2
    Zomanus
    And it’s possible that behind the scenes very different conversations were going on.


    About good do not hesitate to speak out loud.
    So there is something to hide.
  13. Predator-74
    Predator-74 16 December 2015 08: 48
    +7
    You do not need to have the deepest analytics in order to know how the situation will develop in the Donbas:
    1. Defrosting the conflict, the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
    2. The choke of the offensive, possibly a new Debaltseve (boiler), the defeat of some of the troops of the Armed Forces.
    3. The release of a small part of the DPR and / or LPR, the freezing of the conflict, Minsk-3 ...
    ... and it started in a new way.
    An end to this, moreover, can only be put by the Russian Federation in the presence of a certain "favorable political atmosphere." How and when it will develop, it will naturally be clear to us only after everything happens, and this will certainly happen (maybe next year it may be difficult to predict accurately in 2017 ...)
  14. garpastum75
    garpastum75 16 December 2015 08: 53
    -1
    Stupid article. No one will speak with us from a position of strength, we’ve come to negotiate. Who has lost what, what’s the question!
    1. Apsit
      Apsit 16 December 2015 12: 04
      +2
      Quote: garpastum75
      Nobody will talk to us from a position of strength

      Opponent is better to overestimate than underestimate.
  15. Shark Lover
    Shark Lover 16 December 2015 09: 05
    +1
    Why are immigrants so scary-outwardly? What men, what women. Not those who take one out of a million to Hollywood, but those who are at the helm and close. Where did these horror genes come from? There is a complete rabble from around the world. Can all fagots?
  16. Dimon-chik-79
    Dimon-chik-79 16 December 2015 09: 08
    +3
    The support of the Yemeni and Kurdish freedom fighters will raise the price of oil to 100 and above. Debt for the 90s must be returned!
  17. samoletil18
    samoletil18 16 December 2015 09: 24
    +3
    I put the author for the works. But the third party of the state cannot be so stubborn, and seeing the opponent’s aggravated situation, rush to press him right there. The space for activity is too narrowed and the gain of an uncompromising adversary is guaranteed. Even the most frostbitten outcast in the area will not slip a person who is able to give an answer or influence him in one way or another, falling into the position of an unambiguous confrontation with unclear consequences. Unknown no forecasting will cancel.
  18. SHOCK.
    SHOCK. 16 December 2015 09: 33
    +5
    They will feed them with promises. Let us leave in New Russia, Crimea will arise. Nothing will resolve by itself. You must not concede, you must not give up the border. Otherwise, Bartholomew’s night will seem like an innocent children's game.
  19. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 16 December 2015 09: 39
    +5
    This terry Jew Kerry had erysipelas like a naughty schoolboy. Look at the expression on his face - as if driven into a corner. Putin, on the contrary, smiled sarcastically and mocked the crazy throwings of this degenerate around the world. Say, you rush about like a young scout between smart and beautiful ...
    In the current situation, to merge Donbass and Syria for us is similar to death, and the mattressoid knows this, and knows that hell is bald, that’s why his face is rotten, crooked, sad and vile!
    laughing
    1. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 16 December 2015 12: 16
      +1
      They have choices on the nose.
      It is necessary to show the result.
      There is no result.
  20. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 16 December 2015 09: 44
    +1
    The United States arranges a sluggish conflict on the borders of the Russian Federation, which can take a very long time. And only the will of GDP can stop this disgrace.
  21. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 16 December 2015 09: 44
    +4
    At one time, our previous leadership made the United States feel like winners. Now we need to make a lot more effort to bring down this ambition. I agree with the analysis and conclusions of the author.
  22. 1536
    1536 16 December 2015 11: 22
    +2
    A gloomy analysis, but correct. Kiev, apparently, is holding back only one thing - the remaining ties with Russia in the field of finance and trade. Well, communications along the lines of organized crime cannot be rejected. As soon as all this comes to naught with the help of the Americans and this Kerry personally, a war will begin (God forbid, of course). Syria must not be abandoned. No matter what anyone says.
    But actually, Americans need not enough sleep, but oversleep... After the "victory" in the "cold war," they had a hangover that completely turned off their brains.
  23. dsm100
    dsm100 16 December 2015 11: 51
    +3
    "A hole for them from a donut" and not a drain of New Russia and Syria.
  24. Polkanov
    Polkanov 16 December 2015 12: 16
    -1
    ... I really liked Kerry's lightning reaction to opening the door. Just an amazing readiness. Maybe he is our mastermind? ...
  25. 31rus
    31rus 16 December 2015 12: 39
    +1
    Dear ones, this is just the opinion of the author, the USA always plays a double game, so Kerry, like all US politics cannot be trusted, not a single word, in addition, a change of power in the USA and possibly a change in politics is coming, remember NATO assurances
  26. Dan Slav
    Dan Slav 16 December 2015 13: 16
    +1
    Oil for 10 bucks!
    Iranian and American oil will drop the price completely.
    This is exactly what Kerry brought. Caution from the USA!
    The USSR could not stand it. Let's look at Russia!
    1. alicante11
      alicante11 16 December 2015 13: 53
      +2
      The USSR could not stand it. Let's look at Russia!


      The USSR did not collapse because of oil. Oil was a small part of the Union’s GDP. The currency, of course, was largely dependent on oil. But after all, at the same time, the USSR had a self-sufficient economy and needed much less foreign currency in large foreign exchange earnings.
  27. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 16 December 2015 13: 43
    +1
    Well, that’s the confirmation.
    "Republicans and Democrats have come to an agreement on a bill to lift the 40-year ban on US oil exports. This is reported by the Rambler News Service." Http://lenta.ru/news/2015/12/16/usaoil4all/
    Now oil will fall even more.
  28. Nestor81
    Nestor81 16 December 2015 14: 31
    +2
    Had Yellowstone woke up already ...
  29. ZaSU-24
    ZaSU-24 16 December 2015 15: 44
    0
    SGA-impossible to believe. This we have already passed.
  30. dmitrymb
    dmitrymb 16 December 2015 18: 03
    -1
    All the same, you will have to fight, and it is better to immediately with 3.14ndos, but for now: 1) let the Ukrainians cook, ripen in their shit; 2) let the army train in Syria; 3) the Turks and to arrange a la "fokkim" will have enough of them at once; 4) the economy remains - it all depends on us, whether we can do without "chocolate" in case the oil falls below $ 20. Everything is in our hands !!!
  31. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 16 December 2015 18: 34
    +1
    that the real limit of safety margin of Russia is difficult to measure.

    THIS IS THE ESSENCE!
  32. uzer 13
    uzer 13 16 December 2015 19: 05
    +2
    This time, Kerry’s visit brought real benefits. He bought a lot of nesting dolls and thereby supported the domestic producer.
  33. iouris
    iouris 16 December 2015 22: 29
    +1
    War is not possible if the president is ready to use nuclear weapons.