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American General: Russia is still a threat to Washington

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The fact that the United States is called a threat in the updated strategy of national security of Russia does not change anything - Moscow itself is a threat to Washington, reports RIA News statement by the head of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford.




"The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters who were on a business trip with him that the new national security strategy document of Russia, where the US is called a threat, does not change (the US )’s view of the threat from Russia," the Pentagon press service said, covering the visit of the general to Stuttgart.

“The US military has always focused on developing Russia's capabilities,” Dunford told reporters. “This is a challenge for the United States.”

"We draw this conclusion based on their behavior and capabilities, including nuclear, cybernetic, ordinary, based on the threat to our allies," he added.

According to the general, he “so far only saw open sources describing the national security strategy of the Russian Federation,” therefore “I would like to see the text itself before drawing further conclusions.”

Recall Vladimir Putin approved the updated national security strategy on the eve of the new year.

“The strengthening of Russia is taking place against the backdrop of new threats to national security, which have a complex interrelated nature. Conducting an independent foreign and domestic policy of the Russian Federation causes opposition from the United States and its allies seeking to maintain their dominance in world affairs, ”the document says.
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  1. Dr. Bormental
    Dr. Bormental 5 January 2016 13: 49
    17
    Here the mattresses are rotten ... would have already decided ... then a threat, then not a threat. They would say it easier - once you, Russia, generally exist on the globe of the United States, then you are a threat.
    1. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 5 January 2016 13: 55
      24
      American General: Russia is still a threat to Washington ..
      - And it pleases. It would have been much more pitiable if we had not been a threat to world lawlessness. That’s where Russia stands.
      1. vovanpain
        vovanpain 5 January 2016 13: 58
        19
        Quote: oldseaman1957
        It would have been much more pitiable if we had not been a threat to world lawlessness.

        And it was even more pitiableFriend Bill, friend Vassal Boris
        1. cniza
          cniza 5 January 2016 14: 02
          19
          Quote: vovanpain
          Quote: oldseaman1957
          It would have been much more pitiable if we had not been a threat to world lawlessness.

          And it was even more pitiableFriend Bill, friend Vassal Boris


          There was a time when it was very embarrassing for Russia, but we hope these times have sunk and will never return.
          1. Junior, I
            Junior, I 5 January 2016 17: 52
            +1
            Of course, I’ll grab the cons, but I’ll say it anyway. The darkest is not eternal, and we have more liberals than with the whole government, there are no worthy people anyway. It may appear when Putin himself appoints how EBN in due time.
          2. NIKNN
            NIKNN 5 January 2016 19: 43
            +3
            BE AFRAID day and night! We will find options to be afraid of! smile
            1. gladcu2
              gladcu2 6 January 2016 20: 13
              0
              NIKNN

              Don't talk nonsense. The Americans themselves know that Russia is not an aggressor. Therefore, they are not afraid of anyone.

              But recently always have to be interested. Does the statement of the spoken general have national interests.

              For it is known that NATO does not protect anyone's national interests. This organization protects only its interests.

              And therefore, to the general surprise, Russia and the United States have a lot to talk about in a friendly manner. And perhaps that is why GDP does not nationalize the Central Bank. Since this is the key to trust between countries.

              Do not take close. I often fantasize so weird.
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        3. djqnbdjqnb
          djqnbdjqnb 5 January 2016 14: 39
          17
          You won’t understand them. Recently, the Pentagon announced that Russia should not perceive the United States as a threat. And this one says that Russia is a threat to the United States. How to compare this ?! Ok Psaki, but this one is a general, damn it !! Yes, and the chairman of a joint committee of staffs there! True, his face is like that of an old patient Kashchenko ...
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 5 January 2016 14: 59
            +6
            Quote: djqnbdjqnb
            You won’t understand them. Recently, the Pentagon announced that Russia should not perceive the United States as a threat. And this one says that Russia is a threat to the United States. How to compare this ?! Ok Psaki, but this one is a general, damn it !! Yes, and the chairman of a joint committee of staffs there! True, his face is like that of an old patient Kashchenko ...

            No need to compare this, these words are worthless, like those that promised Gorbachev
            On February 10, 1990, between 16:00 and 18:30, Gensher talked with Shevardnadze. According to German shorthand records of this conversation, which were recently declassified, Genscher said: “We understand that NATO membership for a united Germany raises difficult questions. However, one thing is clear to us: NATO will not expand east. ” And since the conversation was mainly about East Germany, Genscher openly said: “As far as non-expansion of NATO is concerned, this applies to everyone.”

            Shevardnadze responded by saying that he believes "everything that Minister Gensher says."
            1. fif21
              fif21 5 January 2016 15: 58
              +5
              Quote: APASUS
              Shevardnadze responded by saying that he believes "everything that Minister Gensher says."
              Now Russia does not believe a single word! Or am I wrong? They only take a word, well, you yourself understand who laughing
          2. wasjasibirjac
            wasjasibirjac 5 January 2016 15: 01
            +4
            Quote: djqnbdjqnb
            Recently, the Pentagon announced that Russia should not perceive the United States as a threat. And this one says that for the USA Russia is a threat
            the general is more honest than the State Department. because the general will have to lead the troops and risk getting a bullet. and the State Department official will sit in his chair.
          3. demo
            demo 5 January 2016 15: 03
            +2
            Ok Psaki, but this one is a general, damn it !! Yes, and the chairman of a joint committee of staffs there! True, his face is like that of an old patient Kashchenko ...

            I remembered my army youth - the general is not a rank! The general is fate!
          4. barsik92090
            barsik92090 5 January 2016 19: 24
            +1
            The world gendarme can behave tolerably well only under the gun and periodical massacre.
          5. barsik92090
            barsik92090 5 January 2016 19: 24
            0
            The world gendarme can behave tolerably well only under the gun and periodical massacre.
          6. 4 wheels
            4 wheels 5 January 2016 21: 44
            +6
            Quote: djqnbdjqnb
            his face is like that of an old patient Kashchenko.

            You yourself answered your own question. Even if you look at the order's bars, you can assume that he "took part" from here and the mental trauma and disturbed psyche, plus the state-cowboy mentality - to be scared of everyone.
            It is scared, because they are scared of the code, they do not logical and rash acts. And the body, at times, behaves unpredictably. wink
          7. gladcu2
            gladcu2 6 January 2016 20: 54
            0
            djq

            The generals also have problems. The interests of global leaders differ so much that the generals themselves cannot understand what to say in order to please everyone.

            Hammer in.
        4. Truth
          Truth 5 January 2016 15: 12
          +3
          Well, why so new is this horseradish said?
          Already more than one generation of these bullshit gundits and gundits on this topic ... boredom.
          Honestly, they admitted that because of what they know about us - they cringe because of fear, but the prospect of attacking Russia makes us fight in horror.
          They themselves will not attack us in vain - not the heroes, but organizing a crowd is quite possible.
        5. Weyland
          Weyland 5 January 2016 20: 37
          +1
          Quote: vovanpain
          Vassal Boris


          not a vassal, but a serf!
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    2. Drmadfisher
      Drmadfisher 5 January 2016 14: 02
      +9
      the main threat to them is themselves
      1. amirbek
        amirbek 5 January 2016 14: 46
        +1
        Joseph go to sartier to hide ... laughing
    3. 222222
      222222 5 January 2016 16: 29
      +3
      American general: Russia is still a threat to Washington "
      ..yes. bro .... what stupidity .. you say so. so that you are not kicked out ... as unnecessary .. laughing
      1. 2С5
        2С5 5 January 2016 17: 13
        0
        “The US military has always focused on developing Russia's capabilities,” Dunford told reporters. “This is a challenge for the United States.”


        ... and we accept this challenge and begin to express concern, bewilderment and the like, and let taxpayers prepare money for a worthy answer to this challenge!
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 5 January 2016 17: 26
        0
        This question will need to be asked after leaving.
    4. Volzhanin
      Volzhanin 5 January 2016 17: 11
      +1
      Personally, I would like to hear clearly and point by point - what these mattress geeks are specifically afraid of.
      Where can I see a list of American boyars? Give me a reference, please!
      Only, preferably not blah blah blah to, but a pure list, list.
      1. midivan
        midivan 6 January 2016 08: 04
        +4
        Quote: Volzhanin
        Where can I see a list of American boyars? Give me a reference, please!
        Only, preferably not blah blah blah to, but a pure list, list.

        VV Putin, SK.Shoigu, DO.Rogozin ..... I think there are enough lists? wink
    5. crumb
      crumb 5 January 2016 17: 41
      0
      let them make their own globe wherever only the USA - and then there will be no threats to them then wink
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 6 January 2016 10: 03
        +1
        An interesting idea, and it is necessary to draw on the cards 300 years ago, where all the lands were Native American. And in our northeast, relatives of those Indians live.
    6. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 5 January 2016 18: 01
      +1
      For the United States, any country pursuing or attempting to pursue an independent foreign or domestic policy is traditionally considered a threat to its national security. Under the guise of this wording, they are deploying their military bases all over the world, arranging "color" revolutions, displacing governments that are not suitable for them, but these scenarios do not work for them in relation to Russia, which has infuriated them for many years.
    7. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 5 January 2016 19: 56
      +4
      Quote: Dr. Bormental
      Here the mattresses are rotten ... would have already decided ... then a threat, then not a threat. They would say it easier - once you, Russia, generally exist on the globe of the United States, then you are a threat.

      The general is right, as never before - the United States lives in a dangerous and cruel world. The thoughts of all the terrorists in the world are directed against the United States. All totalitarian states against the USA. And Russia, of course, is at the head of this process.

      And in America they never tried to think - why? Didn't they annoy the whole world with their "exclusivity"? But hasn't American greed gotten across the whole world across geography?

      And it is clear that the main threat will be Russia - with unlimited resources, with a people ready to tear the enemy’s teeth with their teeth, and most importantly, with the possibility of physical destruction of the United States. Or inflicting, as they put it, "unacceptable damage."

      And as long as we have the possibility of inflicting such "damage" - there will be no war. Simply because in America, the country of hucksters, they traditionally know how to count. This is with us "we will not stand for the price." And we live on that. And they have an exact calculation of what percentage of the US population will pay for Siberian resources. This stops them.
    8. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder 5 January 2016 20: 27
      0
      American General: Russia is still a threat to Washington

      Still would. I will tell you one curious fact, as L. Ivashov said, after the 91st, when the Union collapsed and there was an "independent" Russia, the traitor EBN was in power, the Americans conducted exercises together with the Russians, and so the Americans ALWAYS made an enemy of a fictional rival with Russian / Soviet technology and they asked the Russians to show how and with what to amaze her and worked it out. Silence...
  2. vlad66
    vlad66 5 January 2016 13: 49
    21
    The US itself is a threat to an entire planet called Earth.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 5 January 2016 14: 02
      +4
      “The US military has always focused on developing Russia's capabilities,” Dunford told reporters. “This is a challenge for the United States.”
      Again SOI begin. Well, let's arrange an arms race at home. Just do not forget in the new year your exchanges have fallen off.
  3. Finches
    Finches 5 January 2016 13: 50
    11
    Absolutely normal statement by the deputy head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford!
    Say it differently and would already be written like this: former Deputy Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford. laughing
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 5 January 2016 14: 10
      +5
      Quote: Finches
      Say it differently and would already be written like this: former deputy head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Joseph Dunford

      So they get paid money. Say not a military threat, they will say: WHY DO YOU NEED? Well, respectively, unemployment and unemployment, and eat hotstsa!
  4. _Alexei_
    _Alexei_ 5 January 2016 13: 51
    +7
    it's all been known to us for a long time. USA is always a threat
  5. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 5 January 2016 13: 52
    +7
    The fact that the United States is called a threat in the updated national security strategy of Russia does not change anything - Moscow itself is a threat to Washington, reports Joseph Dunford, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, to RIA Novosti.


    Everything is as always, excuse me, colleagues, but nothing new. Yes, and what’s new could be heard from a practically potential army commander. hi
  6. Tersky
    Tersky 5 January 2016 13: 55
    10
    “We draw this conclusion based on their behavior and capabilities, including nuclear, cybernetic, ordinary, based on the threat to our allies”
    , allies? Is it to those whom you are selling missile defense to so that the first blow, in the event of a global conflict, would fall on them? Or those allies to whom you send streams of bearded "refugees, in order to finally crush the EU and Europeans like it? Anxious until I can not ... just how to get their preferences from this or that state involved in the orbit of your interests."
  7. Federal
    Federal 5 January 2016 13: 59
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    [center] [img = | http: //ok.ru/video/64776555916183-1]
    We never ceased to be a threat to mattresses, and they, together with a united Europe, are for us.
    1. midivan
      midivan 6 January 2016 08: 05
      +5
      Quote: Federal
      [center] [img = | http: //ok.ru/video/64776555916183-1]
      We never ceased to be a threat to mattresses, and they, together with a united Europe, are for us.
  8. Bosk
    Bosk 5 January 2016 14: 00
    +5
    The biggest threat to Rome was Rome itself, for the same Union, no matter what they say about the conspiracy theory, etc. tp. it was not fascist Germany and NATO, namely the Union itself, namely the top and with America, if anything happens, then I think this will not be the fault of the "hordes from the East" ...
  9. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 5 January 2016 14: 00
    +8
    From a strategic point of view, Russia is so far the only country capable of causing unacceptable damage to the United States (and to all its allies) in an open conflict ... from this point of view we are the main threat))
    And America and the Anglo-Saxons in general ... by virtue of their ubiquitous view of the World and events ... have always been a source of global chaos ...
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 5 January 2016 14: 02
    +8
    This general woman does not even know the history of the United States, he probably even has no idea who helped the states during their war of independence. In general, judging by the representatives of the State Department, or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the Pentagon, they are not even holding a candle to our freshmen at MGIMO. And as for the threat, well, there is little, you nerds, if you do not hold it in your hands, you will inflame such a fire in the world, mom do not cry, but we will put it out again. We need it, it's better to slap the unreasonable on the head in time than to take up a big club later. Only good for, nothing more. What do you want? This is ce la vie.
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      1. Leonid L
        Leonid L 5 January 2016 14: 13
        0
        Minsk, Syria, Iran - more than enough!
    2. cap
      cap 5 January 2016 15: 43
      +2
      Quote: Ros 56
      Ros 56 RU Today, 14:02 PM New

      This general director doesn’t even know the history of the United States, he probably doesn’t even have a clue who helped the states during their war of independence. Actually, judging by the representatives of the State Department, or the Foreign Ministry, or the Pentagon, they are not even suited to our freshmen at MGIMO


      Examine your opponent just in case.
      Joseph Dunford (born Joseph F. Dunford; b. 1955, Boston) - a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, General of the United Nations Commission for Human Rights. On July 29, 2015, the US Senate approved Dunford as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [1]. On September 25, 2015, Dunford became the highest ranking officer in the US Armed Forces. His predecessor, General Martin Dempsey, resigned on October 1, 2015.
      Biography
      D.Dunford was born in Boston (Massachusetts), spent his childhood in the Boston area of ​​Quincy. In 1973, he graduated from high school at Boston College, in 1977 he graduated from St. Michael's College (v. Vermont) with a bachelor's degree, while at the same time completing training courses for reserve officers. In 1978, he was accepted for active service at the United States ILC
      During his service at the United States Naval Forces, D. Dunford completed and successfully completed a training course for the 75th paratroop airborne assault school of the Special Purpose Naval Forces (“rangers”) and the United States Navy landing school. While serving in command posts, he additionally received his education at several higher educational institutions, including attended an operational art course at the US Military Academy, successfully graduated from Georgetown University and the Tufts University.
      Service in combat and administrative posts
      1978-1981
      platoon commander (3rd Infantry Battalion (BN) of the 1st Infantry Regiment (infantry) of the 1st Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps (1st DMP))
      1987-1988 - deputy. company commander (artillery control and communications company)
      company commander (1st bn of the 9th pp 1-st DMP)
      regiment commander (5th pp MP 1st XNUMXst DMP) (colonel).
      1988-1991 - in teaching
      Lecturer, USCM Reserve Officers School at St. Crucifix College (Worcester, Massachusetts)
      Lecturer at the Military School of the United States Military Commission (military unit of the United States High Command "Quantico") [3]
      He participated in the introduction of units of the 1st DMP into the Republic of Iraq in 2003.
      Division Chief of Staff (1st DMP) (Colonel - Brigadier General)
      Chief of Staff of the Combined Arms Association (Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the United States Transport Commission) (Brigadier General - Major General)
      deputy Chief of the Operations Directorate of the USNSA Staff (Major General)
      2008. 4 - 2010. 9 - Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the ILC (deputy for operational planning) (lieutenant general)
      2010. 10 - 2012. 9 - First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the ILC (Lieutenant General)
      2012 - 10 - Commander of the Combined Arms Army
      (US forces in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (USFOR-A), at the same time commander of the International Security Forces in Afghanistan). (lieutenant general)
      October 2014 - September 2015 - Commander-in-Chief of the ILC [12] (ILC General)
      1. cap
        cap 5 January 2016 15: 52
        +4
        Gerasimov V.V.Gerasimov V.V.
        By the way, he is one-year-old with our chief of the General Staff, and is quite comparable with the experience of service.
        Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov

        Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
        First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation
        Biography
        (born September 8, 1955, Kazan, RSFSR, USSR) - Soviet and Russian military leader,
        deputy commander, since February 1998, chief of staff,
        and since February 2001, the commander of the 58th combined arms army in the North Caucasus Military District.
        Since April 2005 - Head of the Main Directorate of Combat Training and Service of the Armed Forces.
        From December 11, 2007 to February 5, 2009 - the commander of the troops of the Leningrad Military District,
        From February 5, 2009 to December 23, 2010 - the commander of the troops of the Moscow Military District.
        On December 23, 2010, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, he was appointed deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
        (since November 9, 2012), Army General (2013).
        Russian Minister of Defense S.K. Shoigu was introduced on November 9, 2012, and President Vladimir V. Putin was appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces - 1st Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation
        From a family of workers. He graduated from the Kazan Suvorov Military School (1971-1973), the Kazan Higher Tank Command School named after the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1973-1977), the R. Malinovsky Military Academy of Armored Forces of the Soviet Union (1984-1987),
        Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (1995-1997).

        He served as a platoon, company, battalion commander in the 80th tank regiment of the 90th Guards Tank Division of the Northern Group of Forces in Poland,
        chief of staff of a battalion in the Far Eastern Military District (1977-1984), chief of staff - deputy commander of a tank regiment, commander of a tank regiment, chief of staff
        Deputy Commander (1987-1993) and Commander (1993-1995) of the Guards Motorized Rifle Division in the Baltic Military District and the North-Western Group of Forces.
        In August 1994, he led the division’s withdrawal to the Moscow Military District (the city of Yelnya). Since 1997 he served as the 1st Deputy Commander of the 1st Guards Tank Army in the Moscow Military District (1997-1998),
        He served as chief of staff of the Far Eastern Military District since March 2003,
        In December 2006, he assumed the post of chief of staff of the North Caucasian Military District.
        At a meeting with the president, Valery Gerasimov said:
        “I believe that all the activities of the General Staff should be aimed at achieving one main goal - this is to maintain the combat effectiveness of the Armed Forces in a state that guarantees the fulfillment of all tasks assigned to the Armed Forces. And I will do my best to achieve this goal. ”
        In January 2013, he addressed the general meeting of the Academy of Military Sciences with a report on the topic “Main Trends in the Development of Forms and Methods of Use of the Armed Forces, Actual Problems of Military Science for Their Improvement. "
        That something like this. hi
        1. fif21
          fif21 5 January 2016 17: 54
          0
          Quote: cap
          That something like this.
          Grachev also has an impeccable biography, and was driven by "Pasha Mercedes". About V.V. Gerasimova did not hear anything bad, the ability to learn causes only respect - lack of experience in planning combat operations in local conflicts. But as they say - the Supreme knows best.
      2. fif21
        fif21 5 January 2016 16: 08
        0
        Quote: cap
        Examine your opponent just in case.

        I would read part 3 of the personal file laughing The presence of a mistress, participation in corrupt schemes of cutting budget funds, sexual orientation, debts, addictions, attitudes to alcohol, drugs, hobbies, friends, having children, and so on and so forth wassat
        1. cap
          cap 5 January 2016 16: 37
          +1
          Quote: fif21
          Quote: cap
          Examine your opponent just in case.

          I would read part 3 of the personal file laughing The presence of a mistress, participation in corrupt schemes of cutting budget funds, sexual orientation, debts, addictions, attitudes to alcohol, drugs, hobbies, friends, having children, and so on and so forth wassat


          Read how he is going to act. This says a lot.
          This is for everyone who wants to know.
          In May of this year, the US Army and Marine Corps adopted a new version of the Combat Charter 3-24. ... now it is called "Rebellion and the suppression of rebellion"
          (FM 3-24. Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies)

          A new version of the charter offers ... US wishes for the future and is focused on indirect (indirect) US participation ...

          The fight against the rebels begins with the help of the United States in need in a country.
          Before providing military assistance as such, according to the charter, it is necessary to create “institutions of sustainable development” in the country to control the population, to carry out economic reforms and to assist in depriving rebels of freedom of movement.

          The primary goal is “political mobilization of the population”, which should begin to associate itself with the existing government.

          The audience is primarily provincial youth, which takes educational and political courses, including with the help of non-governmental and non-profit organizations, which should not look like foreign structures.

          In theory, these young people will occupy power positions over the years.
          Another goal is to achieve a stable and proper connection between the central government and local administrations. NGOs and NGOs must work not only with the elite or the intelligentsia, but also with the provincial population

          It is also proposed not to forget that influential emigrants can come in handy.

          This is precisely the very ILC (Marine Corps) which was led and is now led by General Joseph Dunford.

          Does this remind you of anything? For example, Ukraine.
          P. Poroshenko drinks for him, and Mr. Sahakyan manages women
          (M. Saakashvili) just in the context of the charter, written for them as well.
          That something like this. hi
          1. fif21
            fif21 5 January 2016 17: 34
            -1
            Quote: cap
            Does this remind you of anything? For example, Ukraine. P. Poroshenko drinks for it, and Mr. Sahakyan (M. Saakashvili) is dealing with women in the context of the charter, which was written for them, including.
            Thanks! Very informative. We studied the tactics and strategy of the partners + and where is our answer to NATE? As the famous character said "the fruit must ripen"! Why have you forgotten the US Communist Party? And the corrupt trade unions? Why did blacks begin to forget that they are second-class people? Why is there no organization "Putin's friends" or "Fans of Russia" in the USA? When will our television broadcast on the USA? What does our embassy spend money on? There are no questions for the army team! But to Lavrov and the Foreign Ministry there.
            1. cap
              cap 5 January 2016 18: 20
              0
              Quote: fif21
              Why did they forget the US Communist Party? And the corrupt trade unions? Why did blacks begin to forget that they are second class people? Why there is no organization "Putin's friends" or "Russia fans" in the USA


              As soon as the USSR collapsed, the Americans quietly copied the system of social support from the Communists.
              Here is what she is short now:
              "The main assistance programs currently being implemented include:
              • cash assistance programs, including temporary assistance to needy families with children, additional guaranteed income, assistance to needy veterans and their dependents, compensation to parents of veterans, general assistance to Indians;
              • medical care programs, including Medicaid, medical services for veterans, medical care for mothers and children, medical services for Indians;
              • food assistance programs, including issuing food stamps; additional assistance to mothers with young children; school breakfasts; summer food programs for children; food assistance programs for the elderly; temporary emergency food assistance; food aid to Indian reservations;
              • housing assistance programs, including the provision of subsidies to low-income people;
              • assistance programs in obtaining education and retraining, including pre-school education, getting education during the holidays, helping working college students, getting additional education, helping students from low-income families, retraining adults and youth, helping young people to get work during the period summer holidays; incentive programs for job search, training and retraining for people aged 60 years and older; assistance in obtaining work for the poor elderly and others.
              About 25% of the costs of support programs are in cash; 75% - for medical, food, assistance in obtaining education, payment of utilities.
              In the late 1990s. 34% of households below the poverty line received food stamps, 27% received school lunch assistance, and 45% received Medicaid health care. "

              In Russia, the wording is practically the same as in the USA.
              It is all about what criteria of poverty we and they operate on.
              The size of the budget in the United States and Russia is not comparable. We canceled the ideology of socialism as a concept, so we have nothing to export to the USA in this regard. Russia is free, it doesn’t take anything from anyone in the world (unlike the United States, it’s worth the monopoly on world finances), we live on the fact that we earn and give the budget. From here we have what we have.
              Something like that hi
              1. fif21
                fif21 5 January 2016 19: 44
                0
                Quote: cap
                As soon as the USSR collapsed, the Americans quietly copied the system of social support from the Communists.

                This is an instruction for our rich to stay alive and rich in Russia. laughing Well-fed people will not go to the "swamp"! And our "extremists" are running up, people will soon start to buzz and the success of aviation in Syria is not worth it!
                1. cap
                  cap 6 January 2016 01: 04
                  0
                  Quote: fif21
                  This is an instruction for our rich people on how to stay alive and rich in Russia laughing Well-fed people will not go to the "swamp"! And our "extremals" are running up, people will soon start to buzz and the success of aviation in Syria is not worth it!


                  Briefly about the "extremes"
                  Poor in the European Union are those citizens whose income, including social benefits, is less than 60% of the level of salary in the country of residence.
                  The average salaries in the EU countries are different,
                  therefore, to be considered poor
                  In Luxembourg, you need to receive less than 18,5 thousand euros per year.
                  - Denmark's poverty level is 14,5 thousand,
                  -Irland - 13,7 thousand,
                  -UK - 13,1 thousand,
                  -Sweden - 12,1 thousand
                  -Finland - 11,8 thousand,
                  -Germany - 10,9 thousand
                  in Romania 1,1 thousand and Bulgaria 1,3 thousand.

                  Regarding the Russian living wage. The monthly living wage in Russia is now 9 thousand 662 rubles, that is, about 131.78 US dollars, or 122.74 euros, per month or 1472,88 per year, this does not include medical insurance and medicines for those who receive them for free.
                  It would not be far to the leaders.
                  According to the results of the first quarter of 2015, the number of Russians with incomes below the subsistence level reached 22,9 million. Compared to the same period of 2014, it grew by 3,1 million people (from 19,8 million). At the end of last year, incomes below the subsistence level were 11,2 percent of the population
                  For example, in France and Russia, the number of people living below the poverty line in 2014 was nominally the same, about 13%,
                  in the USA - even more - 14,3%,
                  In the countries of the former socialist camp - Latvia, 26%,
                  Romania 23%,
                  Bulgaria 21%
                  Lithuania 20%.
                  Czech Republic 9%.
                  Germany 15%, Sweden, Denmark, Austria 12% each.
                  Hence the conclusion: as a percentage of the population, in terms of poverty, we are not in the first place.
                  And Romania and Bulgaria even surpassed in the amount of payments.
                  You can argue that in Bulgaria and Romania there is no oil and gas.
                  I will not answer this question. Happy New Year ! hi
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      3. Ros 56
        Ros 56 5 January 2016 18: 41
        +1
        And what of the foregoing speaks of his knowledge of US history .. Everything that is listed says about his career ladder, nothing more. We have masters themselves with bachelors a dime a dozen, and all the most modern was created on the backlog of a 20-30 year old (read Soviet) school. The same turner-universal or milling machine go look for a wise guy. Listen to the State Department representatives, the whole journalistic corps was grinned over Psaki. But I’m not talking about this, but about the general level of education, we don’t have to go down to them.
        PS But in general I’ve killed it, if only Mao would have reprinted the quote-book.
  11. magadanets
    magadanets 5 January 2016 14: 04
    +3
    Well, the mug of this chief of staffs. Like after a week of binge ... See and think about the same ....
    1. amirbek
      amirbek 5 January 2016 14: 48
      +3
      Quote: magadanets
      Well, erysipelas

      as a boot, he earnestly escaped ... laughing
    2. Lyton
      Lyton 5 January 2016 15: 13
      +4
      Quote: magadanets
      Well, the mug at this chief of staff

      I’m also wondering why they have such equine faces that Kerry has, that this general has.
      1. fif21
        fif21 5 January 2016 16: 14
        +2
        Quote: Lyton
        why do they have such equine faces that Kerry has, that this general has.

        Cowboys however laughing And their probabki from the wild west can be seen those "minxes" were wassat
  12. NEXUS
    NEXUS 5 January 2016 14: 05
    +5
    That is, Russia slowly moved from the second place of US threats to the first, bypassing Ebola and ISIS ... well, if they see a threat in us, then we are doing everything right.
    1. Briz
      Briz 5 January 2016 18: 30
      +1
      And why do you think the Syrian operation began ... As we saw ourselves second (after ISIS) in US threats, we understood that ISIS should be destroyed ... and then we will be the first. Now we are the first, but ISIS must still be destroyed.
  13. Dalmatia
    Dalmatia 5 January 2016 14: 07
    +8
    I don’t know what the American general is afraid of.
    Personally, I am sure that my military will be able to protect me. I don’t know where I got such confidence. But for some reason I believe everything. And I really love my army, but especially the Pacific Fleet))))
    1. amirbek
      amirbek 5 January 2016 15: 09
      0
      Oh yeah! The Pacific Fleet is still a thing ... can be pushed into caliber anywhere in Dzemli more than once
      1. marlin1203
        marlin1203 6 January 2016 20: 40
        -1
        And what is shooting at the Pacific Fleet "CALIBRAMS" soldier
    2. Amurets
      Amurets 5 January 2016 15: 13
      +1
      Quote: Dalmatia
      .And really love my army, but especially the Pacific Fleet)

      Without falling in love with the Far East, you will not fall in love with the Pacific Fleet.
      1. amirbek
        amirbek 7 January 2016 13: 42
        0
        Quote: Amurets
        And what is shooting at the Pacific Fleet "CALIBRAMS"

        the girls don't care what kind of Pacific Fleet ... just to shoot ...
  14. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 5 January 2016 14: 09
    +5
    The worst thing is if the United States suddenly declares us friends! Then definitely the third world can not be avoided. And so they told the truth, which is rarely the case, and this makes us neither cold nor hot.
  15. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 5 January 2016 14: 12
    +3
    I would like to see the text itself before drawing any further conclusions. ”
    Was he the one who revealed his agent in Russia? wassat
  16. aybulat
    aybulat 5 January 2016 14: 36
    0
    This salag has not been smacked for a long time. I do not like his behavior.
  17. Panabebis
    Panabebis 5 January 2016 14: 38
    -1
    Let us be a threat. The main thing is that no one threatens us. laughing
  18. lukke
    lukke 5 January 2016 14: 39
    +1
    According to the general, he “so far only saw open sources describing the national security strategy of the Russian Federation,” therefore “I would like to see the text itself before drawing further conclusions.”
    Nuuuu, we only show them to prisoners, and then - not to everyone)
  19. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 5 January 2016 14: 45
    +4
    “The US military has always focused on developing Russia's capabilities,” Dunford told reporters. “This is a challenge for the United States.”

    Interestingly, if not a mistake in translation, "the development of Russia's capabilities - This is a challenge for the United States" ??? What nonsense, gentlemen of the striped?
    1. 2С5
      2С5 5 January 2016 17: 23
      +1
      ... what nonsense is this? These are thoughtful sayings of the head of the State Department ... used to make fun only of Psaki, and now they are making wholesale bulk of the entire US state and military apparatus ... laughter and only crying ... and the most amusing thing is that they’re lousy and lousy, they’d create something like that, otherwise they’re just boring with them ... Russia is a threat (who the hell is it?), Russia is an aggressor and an invader (where and what captured?) ... they returned their howling to the whole world! The same states are grabbing someone else’s, they bring democracy and protect human rights and international law ... but you won’t understand without a bottle drinks
  20. BOB044
    BOB044 5 January 2016 15: 02
    +1
    American General: Russia is still a threat to Washington
    And what else can they say about us about Russia. Poor generals and deceitful politicians. They are Russia such as it is now strong and independent like a bone in the throat. am
  21. sieras
    sieras 5 January 2016 15: 06
    +4
    the impression is that for them the threat has a statute of limitations of exactly one week. that is, after this period, the threat, if not eliminated, must be reminded of it again and like this every week. boring. what
  22. sl22277
    sl22277 5 January 2016 15: 15
    +3
    The biggest threat to the world is Washington with its policies. It turned out that declaring values ​​and teaching others is not the same as following those values. Americans should forget about all ideas of introducing democracy in North Africa or the Middle East. There has never been and never will be democracy, it is simply not feasible. And do not look for "threats". There are wars in the interests of the United States
    beyond colonies and spheres of influence far from American borders. They come with great benefits for US capital - both financial and political. The Americans simply need an enemy who is created artificially. I don’t remember the period in history where the two countries hated each other as much as they do today. Even during the Cold War, there was no such tension, 82 percent of Russia's population did not even mask their aversion to the American way of life and US politics.
  23. potalevl
    potalevl 5 January 2016 15: 18
    +5
    The founding fathers of the United States considered themselves the successors of the Roman Republic, the current rulers of the United States consider themselves followers of the Roman Empire, but both of them are not very familiar with the history of Russia. Back in the 15th century, after the fall of the Byzantine Empire, the Pskov monk Felofen wrote to the Russian Tsar Vasily the Third: "Two Romes fell, the third Rome is Moscow, there will be no fourth Rome." And today history confirms the inviolability of these words. So, comrade officers should not strain excessively on not clever statements of poorly educated foreign citizens. Something like this. Happy New Year and Merry Christmas everyone!
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 5 January 2016 16: 10
      +2
      Quote: potalevl
      Something like this. Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

      Here, for Christmas - a cartoon story:
  24. nrex
    nrex 5 January 2016 15: 26
    0
    If only we could agree on whose version is more official. Whom to listen to? This is all specially said different views, in Russia it is called a whore. In order to disorient the "partner" and sow uncertainty in him))).
  25. nrex
    nrex 5 January 2016 15: 31
    +1
    And in general, somewhere around a long time ago, perhaps even under the Soviets, I heard a prediction about the third World War in the Middle East. If anyone remembers, I will be grateful.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 5 January 2016 22: 45
      0
      Quote: nrex
      And in general, somewhere around a long time ago, perhaps even under the Soviets, I heard a prediction about the third World War in the Middle East. If anyone remembers, I will be grateful.

      On this occasion to Wang.
      "The war will begin when Syria falls, but the winner will not be the same ........... and only Russia will rise and become the center of the world. Europe will become empty and cold" and so on. etc. Google - Wanga's prophecies.
  26. vobels
    vobels 5 January 2016 15: 38
    +3
    ".. Moscow itself is a threat to Washington .." It could not be otherwise: these stargazers have done so much nasty things in the world that for a very long time we will remember them with an unkind word, even after their collapse.
  27. theodore rasp
    theodore rasp 5 January 2016 15: 56
    +3
    The FSL will never forgive Russia that they owe it to them on July 4 and to no one else. That Russia fought for their independence from Britain more than themselves. This is the way of thinking of the scum who populated the New World!
  28. rus-5819
    rus-5819 5 January 2016 15: 57
    +2
    Moscow itself is a threat to Washington,

    Of course, you have never "butted" with Russia, which means that Moscow is a direct threat to your asses, which you have been successfully saving around the world for almost two hundred years (saving our Asses)
  29. wandlitz
    wandlitz 5 January 2016 15: 57
    +3
    American General: Russia is still a threat to Washington
    I do not agree !!! Everything is exactly the opposite. This is Fashington and its states a threat to RUSSIA.
  30. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 5 January 2016 16: 38
    +2
    Never, never have to forget that
    in US policy towards Russia, only two options are possible:
    1) Russia is a threat to the United States
    2) Russia as a sovereign state does not exist.
    There were no other options for relations with Russia in the United States and will not be.
    And, if one of the American officials declares something else, this should be understood as a lie to eradicate vigilance.
    The United States is a stronghold of the forces of globalization of the world economy and for the sake of the results they need, the states are ready to destroy and kill everyone and everything.
    So it was, it is, and it will be so, as long as the United States exists. Politicians and diplomats should, of course, pretend that we have partnership, friendly relations, but at the same time understand and remember that the USA is the eternal enemy of Russia.
  31. Sergey Vladimirovich
    Sergey Vladimirovich 5 January 2016 16: 43
    +3
    Here is an anecdote on the occasion ... America decided to eliminate the threat represented by Russia. Give advice to keep with the NATO member states ... The French do not advise very much to attack in winter, the Germans strongly discourage doing it in the summer ... They did not come to an agreement. Then we decided to ask China. The Chinese immediately replied that it is best to attack NOW !!! The Americans ask in bewilderment - WHY !? They get the answer: "Russia is currently building the Power of Siberia, the Vostochny cosmodrome, building bridges with the Crimea, preparing for the World Cup ... In general, prisoners are needed very much ..."
    This, of course, is a joke, but in every joke there is a share of an anedot ...
  32. Yuri VO
    Yuri VO 5 January 2016 17: 08
    +3
    Quote: olimpiada15
    So it was, it is, and it will be so, as long as the United States exists. Politicians and diplomats should, of course, pretend that we have partnership, friendly relations, but at the same time understand and remember that the USA is the eternal enemy of Russia.

    Victory will be ours! It is truth.
  33. Nymp
    Nymp 5 January 2016 17: 26
    +1
    The greasy speech of the mattress general is fully satisfied! If Merikasos praise our president and are satisfied with Russia, this means that Russia is a political corpse. World star-striped evil should live with caution, and even better not to live at all!
  34. Sergei64
    Sergei64 5 January 2016 17: 29
    +2
    His predecessor, the same carried verbal diarrhea, and having retired in another dudu blow.
    Yes, these talkers are well aware that Russia has never threatened anyone, and it means that they are plotting again.
  35. 2С5
    2С5 5 January 2016 17: 43
    0

    Pentagon: Russia has no reason to consider the US as a threat
    Russia has no reason to consider the United States of America as a threat to national security - Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis is sure of this, Defense News reports.

    Thus, the US military department reacted to the adoption of an updated national security strategy for Russia, approved by President Vladimir Putin. The text of the document notes that the United States and its allies are opposed to Russia's independent foreign and domestic policy.

    The previous strategy, adopted in 2009, did not mention the United States or NATO.

    “They have no reason to consider us as a threat ... We are not striving for a conflict with Russia. We have contradictions ... But at a fundamental level, it would be a mistake to consider the USA as a threat to Russia, ”Davis said.

    In July, General Joseph Dunford, US Army High Command spokesman, declared Russia one of the main threats along with China, North Korea, and the Islamic State terrorist group.

    US Air Force General Paul Selva also put Russia in first place in the list of US threats.
    https://ruposters.ru/news/05-01-2016/pentagon-rossiya-ssha
    1. fif21
      fif21 5 January 2016 18: 02
      0
      Quote: 2C5
      Pentagon: Russia has no reason to consider the United States as a threat Russia has no reason to consider the United States of America as a threat to national security - Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis is sure, Defense News reports.
      Translated into Russian, this is a declaration of war! I also scratch the piglet behind the ear, and then with a knife under the leg wassat
    2. fif21
      fif21 5 January 2016 18: 02
      0
      Quote: 2C5
      Pentagon: Russia has no reason to consider the United States as a threat Russia has no reason to consider the United States of America as a threat to national security - Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis is sure, Defense News reports.
      Translated into Russian, this is a declaration of war! I also scratch the piglet behind the ear, and then with a knife under the leg wassat
      1. Lelek
        Lelek 5 January 2016 18: 13
        +2
        Quote: fif21
        I also scratch the piglet behind the ear, and then with a knife under the leg


        Wow, what a humane you are - with a knife, Poroshenko, between your legs. Fu, nasty. bully
  36. Lelek
    Lelek 5 January 2016 18: 09
    0
    "The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters who were on a business trip with him that the new national security strategy document of Russia, where the US is called a threat, does not change (the US )’s view of the threat from Russia," the Pentagon press service said, covering the visit of the general to Stuttgart.

    A threat to the United States is the United States itself, with its rotten politicians and exclusivity fanaticism. We only warn: "Who comes to us with a sword ...". But, apparently, the DNA of the Anglo-Saxons is twisted in the opposite direction, which makes them constantly look for trouble and run into the "security strategy" of the opposite sides. We do not climb to America, but she climbs to us. yes
  37. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 5 January 2016 18: 09
    0
    It looks like these striped guys do not represent anything about our capabilities at all. They talk about meager intelligence, social networks and rumors about our army. And every time they open "America" ​​that we are still a threat. Not still, but for a long time! Good morning! laughing
  38. vvp2412
    vvp2412 5 January 2016 18: 18
    0
    Either today, or yesterday there was news that the United States farted as if into water, that Russia should not see a threat to itself in the United States.
    And right there they say that Russia is a threat to the USA!

    Inconsistent at all .....
    1. fif21
      fif21 5 January 2016 19: 31
      +1
      Quote: vvp2412
      Inconsistent at all .....

      Everything is clear and understandable! Russia should not see a threat to itself from the United States, well, it should not, and that's it. Russia should not see what the US is doing in the Middle East, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Europe, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan should not! What "Teftel" is doing in Russia, I must not see! American tanks in the baltics are a mirage! Americans bring democracy and Western values ​​to Russia - that's what they should see and nothing else wassat But for themselves, they see that Russia is a threat to them! So that's all right! Smells a cat whose meat is eaten wassat
  39. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 5 January 2016 18: 38
    +1
    Quote: silberwolf88
    And America and the Anglo-Saxons in general ... by virtue of their ubiquitous view of the World and events ... have always been a source of global chaos ...

    For them, the peaceful expansion of Russia will always be like a beam in the eye due to the violent expansion of the SGA, starting with the genocide of the indigenous population of America. And after the end of the Civil War between North and South, they were completely stunned by their military capabilities and began to chop off the territories of their neighbors. And now, under the state SGA, it is necessary to understand only a superstructure, under the cover of which TNCs carry out the redistribution of economic spheres of influence by the forces of the SGA Armed Forces and Euroassals in their favor, because capitalism can only develop extensively, otherwise stagnation and decline, i.e. another crisis. And therefore the threat of 3 MB is sharply increasing! Capitalism, as an economic system, has exhausted itself and is the main threat to the existence of mankind! Alas, it sounds pretentious, but this is a reality that must be recognized and not ignored with the words "why then did the USSR collapse?" But here it is necessary to separate the mistakes of the leadership of the USSR, since 1954, from the mistakes of theory, and the theory has not yet been refuted. And vice versa, economists come to the conclusion that only with the transition of the world economy to the socialist way of life can there be resolved all modern contradictions in the world economy and the transition to the peaceful development of countries without wars for markets. That will allow the peoples of the Earth to invest in improving the climate, living conditions of people, etc. etc. hi
  40. RaydenMIX
    RaydenMIX 5 January 2016 18: 52
    0
    for you, everyone who does not dance to your tune (tune) is a threat
  41. Yak28
    Yak28 5 January 2016 20: 30
    +2
    Americans do not like countries that prevent them from doing what they want on the planet, and Americans hate countries that can destroy them (and this is only Russia)
  42. ViewfromUSA
    ViewfromUSA 5 January 2016 22: 31
    -3
    What is the difference between a Russian patriot and an American one? The Russian patriot must dislike the United States, and the Amersky is not interested in Russia and often does not know where it is! Do you see the difference in propaganda?
    In the mid-50s, “children of war” were added to our class (2nd-3rd), as our parents called them. They were overgrown, 2-4 years older than us. We sat at the back desks, at the lesson they opened their flaps and boasted of “the size of their property”, at the breaks they took money and breakfast from us. And we were afraid of them. Did we respect them? No! Were you afraid? Yes! That's how Russia behaves. Afraid of you? Yes. Respect No!!! You will not succeed both of these!
    Here are Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and dozens of other countries - dear! Do they scare anyone? No!
    Try to be respected without threats. It’s difficult because You don’t know how - there is no economy, the standard of living is low. How to respect yourself, if not by force! Mind you do not need ....
  43. Alfizik
    Alfizik 5 January 2016 22: 49
    0
    Who is the greatest threat: moral Russia or America, with hundreds of military bases and capable of dropping atomic bombs on a knowingly weaker, unable to respond to the enemy?
  44. Stariknv
    Stariknv 6 January 2016 00: 14
    0
    Russia threat to the United States is a big question who has its military bases on the border with Russia is the United States. In Russia, there are military bases on the US border, and that’s the answer to who threatens whom and who to defend Russia.
  45. VP
    VP 6 January 2016 00: 36
    0
    The logic is simple.
    Strong capabilities are a challenge. And the challenge is a threat.
    Summary: any country with military potential and without vassality is an adversary.
  46. 29261
    29261 6 January 2016 07: 14
    0
    And in my opinion he’s just a moron! The USA itself is the biggest threat to the United States, as well as to the whole world with their idea of ​​global dominance. It’s not enough to ride on several horses at once.
  47. Ros 56
    Ros 56 6 January 2016 10: 30
    0
    Quote: cap
    In Russia, the wording is practically the same as in the USA.
    It is all about what criteria of poverty we and they operate on.
    The size of the budget in the United States and Russia is not comparable. We canceled the ideology of socialism as a concept, so we have nothing to export to the USA in this regard. Russia is free, it doesn’t take anything from anyone in the world (unlike the United States, it’s worth the monopoly on world finances), we live on the fact that we earn and give the budget. From here we have what we have.


    An amazing thing.
    The budgets are incomparable - in space, they fly on ours, they don't even have their own engines; in aviation - we are not inferior, and even superior; in terms of tanks - we are not inferior, will appear on the Armata stream, ahead; infantry - not advertised, but the fact is, in any confusion outside the United States, soldiers put aside their M-16s and assemble Kalashnikovs throughout the district; anti-tank weapons - not inferior, air defense - not discussed, unambiguous superiority in quality; coastal defense - remember "Donald Cook", for aircraft carriers, yes - we are far from them, but we have a defensive doctrine; Well, an important, and maybe the most important question - ours can fight without pineapple juice and toilet paper, i.e. they have no morale, they are hucksters, but our WARRIORS.
    All Orthodox Merry Christmas !!!
  48. keinz
    keinz 6 January 2016 10: 48
    0
    if the enemy scolds us, then we are doing everything right!
  49. vmo
    vmo 6 January 2016 10: 50
    0
    Kaif, but great! How Americans are afraid of Russia !!!!
  50. nikolaev
    nikolaev 6 January 2016 21: 57
    0
    Of course, we are Russians a threat to you, because we think about justice, about goodness, that children have a father and mother and grow up in love and care. And you think about the loot ...