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Is it better to be friends with Russians?

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American analysts believe that Russia is becoming the most important diplomatic partner of the United States in the field of security in Syria, despite the negative attitude of the Obama administration to Moscow’s support for President Bashar al-Assad. As representatives of the White House say, cooperation with the Russians on the Syrian issue is the lesser of the evils.


Is it better to be friends with Russians?


David Ignatius, columnist Washington Post and a member of the PostPartisan blog, recalls that Russian-US cooperation on Syria currently includes regular diplomatic, military, and intelligence contacts. Moscow and Washington are developing a “deconflicted” process where any accident or misunderstanding can lead to a catastrophe.

Representatives of the White House administration believe that cooperation with Russia is the lesser of the evils, the publicist notes. The Obama administration, having difficulty in finding a common language with Russian President Vladimir Putin, “especially after his actions in Ukraine,” admits that it cannot do without cooperating with him on Syria. Washington hopes that Putin will support the efforts of the United States to organize ceasefire negotiations: after all, this is the only way to avoid a protracted conflict.

“We are still skeptical of Russian interests and intentions in Syria, but we still believe that they (Russians) will become an integral part of any political solution to this conflict,” said one senior official from the White House administration.

Recently it seemed that Putin was ready to agree with the position of the United States regarding the withdrawal of Assad, the author writes. In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, the Russian president hinted that he could give Assad political asylum. He said that granting asylum to Snowden, who had previously worked for the US National Security Agency, was “far more difficult” than if the same was done for Assad. The Russian leader also noted that during the Syrian conflict, Assad made "many mistakes."

Such statements by Putin at the White House were taken "very seriously." This journalist told another representative of the administration.

“I think that in this way he (Putin) sent us a signal about his position,” said the official. In addition, his words are quite consistent with the statements that Russian officials admitted “in private”.

Syria has also become the subject of a telephone conversation between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They talked about plans related to a meeting in Geneva scheduled for 25 in January 2016, under the auspices of the UN, regarding the organization of a united opposition front. Kerry and Lavrov are likely to meet in Europe next week, where they will talk about the situation in Syria, first of all, about how Iran and Saudi Arabia will participate in the talks simultaneously.

One of the participants in communications between the US and Russia is CIA Director John Brennan. His themes are: Islamic State terrorists threatening both the United States and Russia, and crises in international relations, such as the one that broke out between Moscow and Ankara after the incident with the Russian plane in November 2015 of the year.

The dialogue on combating terrorism between Washington and Moscow was highlighted by Brennan at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He told the audience that Moscow and Washington are “sharing information”.

According to Mr. Brennan, the dialogue "must be intensified." Brennan is “determined to continue working” with Russian colleagues. Cooperation is important for both states.

One of the well-known supporters of Russian-American cooperation is also King Abdullah II of Jordan.

According to US officials, this monarch seeks to create a special relationship with Putin and hopes to coordinate military actions with Russia against the Islamic State in the near future. There is already a joint Jordanian-Russian military coordination center in Jordan. Jordanians are even thinking about a coordinated attack on the position of the "Islamic State". So far, however, the journalist notes, the Russians seem to continue to strike at anti-Assad rebels in southern and northern Syria.

Last year, Jordanian officials also discussed with their American counterparts the creation of an advanced operational base inside Syria, which could be a unifying factor for the Sunni forces fighting the terrorists of the Islamic State. This base is described as modern Fort Apache. It is supposed to be organized by special services from Jordan and from other Western and Arab coalition partners. Previously, US officials were skeptical about such a move, but now they show a benevolent attitude towards it.

As for President Obama, David Ignatius notes, someone considers his willingness to work with Putin to be an act of “foreign policy realism”, and someone is an act of “despair”. Such contradictory estimates depend on the views of analysts. However, some of them claim that in Syria the positions of Russia and the United States do converge.

And here is another American newspaper - Los Angeles Times.

Russia's participation in the conflict has changed the balance of war, analysts say. The military successes of the government army, including thanks to air strikes inflicted by Russia on the IG, strengthened the position of the Assad government. And this naturally led to a political result: the United States and other states eased the demands for the immediate resignation of B. Assad.

Experts even talk about the upcoming victory of Assad. “Assad wins. Russian aircraft changed everything that happened, giving the Syrian army an unimaginable incentive to fight, ”said D. Landis, director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Director of the Al-Quds Center for Political Studies (Amman) Oraib Rantawi believes that Russia's participation in the war affected the strategy of Damascus’s neighbors: the latter’s actions in Syria were limited.

Recall in conclusion that on January 25 negotiations will begin between the Syrian government and opposition forces in Geneva. At this meeting, Washington intends to eliminate all existing differences with Russia. Americans are going to "honestly" state their "vision" of the future of Syria. This was stated by the representative of the US State Department, John Kirby. “There is nothing wrong with leading these discussions to honestly present each other how we see the future,” he said.

Of course, Washington will take into account only its own "vision." The one that was voiced by Hillary Clinton. It may have become "softer", as other analysts believe, but in fact has not changed.

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  1. Lumumba
    Lumumba 21 January 2016 06: 03
    24
    We don't need such "friends". Even with a surcharge.
    1. venaya
      venaya 21 January 2016 06: 11
      +5
      cooperation with Russia is the lesser evil

      This is their opinion, they do not have and never had in their heads such a concept as friendship, only interest and nothing more, so that we all have to connect some kind of contacts and like someone else and would not want anything else.
      1. Dryuya2
        Dryuya2 21 January 2016 08: 59
        0
        Sergey Lavrov's press approach following a meeting with John Kerry in Zurich
        1. Tra-ta-ta
          Tra-ta-ta 21 January 2016 12: 05
          0
          And before the opening, there was an embarrassment to Amers who did not know how to properly hang the flag of the Russian Federation ..
        2. FlyEngine
          FlyEngine 21 January 2016 16: 49
          +4
          You know, everywhere they say that Russia is strong, it is better to be friends with Russia.
          But the euro is already 90. Are any changes planned at all? I generally crap with the Russian Central Bank. Reminds Ukrainian Central Bank, to be honest, only in Ukraine there is no gas. It's a shame for the power!
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      3. Al iv
        Al iv 21 January 2016 15: 37
        0
        Americans always have only personal interest and nothing more - it seems to me that it will be more correct
    2. Vend
      Vend 21 January 2016 09: 47
      +6
      Quote: Lumumba
      We don't need such "friends". Even with a surcharge.

      Yeah, they want to fake a smile, in the hope that the Russians will relax and it will be possible to do harm again. Fig you
    3. 222222
      222222 21 January 2016 10: 07
      +5
      "" "January 20, GEORGINFORM. Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again outplayed the West by placing" check and checkmate. "The Belgian resource AgoraVox writes about this. depression.

      Moscow's decision in response to Western sanctions to immediately suspend the payments of loans, which amount to more than $ 700 billion, the publication calls "one of the most dangerous laws that have been known in modern Russian history." The author of the article is confident that this initiative is capable of creating "the most terrible" economic cyclone "that will cover the countries of the West.

      By suspending the repayment of loans by Russian companies to the banks of those countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia, Moscow will be able to return the money that it lost due to Western actions that led to a drop in oil prices and the collapse of the ruble.

      In addition, the opening of the St. Petersburg International Commodity Exchange will allow Russia to withdraw from the petrodollar system created by the United States of America. Thus, Putin "will end American hegemony and the ability of the United States to finance its wars at the expense of others," the author of the article is sure.

      At the same time, Russia sells gas and oil in exchange for gold. Since 2014, the Russian Federation has acquired 55 tons of precious metal, which exceeded the procurement volumes of all banks in the world combined.

      "This brilliant economic combination of Putin has put the West, led by the United States, in the position of a snake that aggressively eats its tail," the author concludes, arguing that in this way the Russian leader put both check and mate on the West.
      http://ru.saqinform.ge/news/26246/na+zapadye+obsuzhdaut+gyeneealiniy+khod+puteen
      a% 2C + groziasheey + obrusheeti + ekonomeeku + yes + ee + ssha.html
      good negative
    4. dmit-xnumx
      dmit-xnumx 21 January 2016 10: 32
      +8
      "Only friendship with them can be worse than enmity with the Anglo-Saxons."
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 21 January 2016 13: 01
        +2
        Quote: dmit-52
        "Only friendship with them can be worse than enmity with the Anglo-Saxons."

        Henry Kissinger - voiced this thought in a slightly different way "It's dangerous to fight the United States, but to be friends with the US is deadly".
        To the question that is in the title of the article - "Is it better to be friends with Russians?" a century ago, the iron chancellor of Germany, Otto von Bismarck, answered - "" Do not expect that once taking advantage of Russia's weakness, you will receive dividends forever. Russians always come for their money. And when they come - do not rely on the Jesuit agreements you signed, supposedly justifying you. They are not worth the paper they are written on. Therefore, it’s worth playing with Russians either honestly or not at all".
      2. fennekRUS
        fennekRUS 21 January 2016 21: 07
        0
        Washington hopes Putin will support US efforts to organize a ceasefire:- was the reformation required? Or the most "militant" ones have moved to Europe, and it takes time to drive them back?
  2. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 21 January 2016 06: 07
    +8
    As always. As soon as Russia shows sharpened teeth, Anglo-Saxons immediately become negotiable. To hell with them. We’ll figure it out without them.
    1. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 21 January 2016 08: 06
      +5
      You give my toys away
      And don't pee in my pot
      Mom will buy me a goat
      I will not show you

      The politics of states is somewhat different from the relations between children in kindergarten or squabbles between friends in the communal kitchen. It hurts to be an expensive pleasure to sulk at "partners", these are billions of evergreen American rubles.
  3. Griboedoff
    Griboedoff 21 January 2016 06: 08
    -4
    Oddly enough, with the United States on the issue of Syria, Russia has very close interests. In short, the common goals can be described as: "Roll ISIS in the sand. Syria must remain a single state." And in this matter we have much more coincidences with the United States than with Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It remains to be hoped that reason will still prevail and a dialogue with adequate forces in opposition will be established. The sooner ISIS is destroyed, the fewer victims will be, the number of which is already off scale.
    1. Fat
      Fat 21 January 2016 09: 41
      +3
      Quote: Griboedoff
      Oddly enough, with the United States on the issue of Syria, Russia has very close interests. In short, the common goals can be described as: "Roll ISIS in the sand. Syria must remain a single state." And in this matter we have much more coincidences with the United States than with Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It remains to be hoped that reason will still prevail and a dialogue with adequate forces in opposition will be established. The sooner ISIS is destroyed, the fewer victims will be, the number of which is already off scale.

      Well, yes, the goals are close ... sometimes, to complete mutual exclusion. "Somewhere in the same sector" - will be correct. The Russian Aerospace Forces have already established contact and even dialogue with the adequate Syrian opposition. If you dig deeper, the upcoming meeting is not the first attempt to establish a Syrian "constructive dialogue" on the part of the USA, only now the Russian Federation will also be present
    2. andrew42
      andrew42 21 January 2016 12: 00
      +3
      It's time to distinguish the declared "goals" from the real ones. The United States (controlled by its masters) has been the main "processor" in the entire "program of action" on the BV and remains so. Technically speaking, all sorts of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, as well as Israel, Qatar, are just "controllers" controlled by an "American processor". Even if they do not fully feel it. And yet, where the "American processor" fails, the commands of the "overprocessor", the world's Jewish syndicate, are used through direct channels of influence. As a result, the "Turkish controller" acts according to a seemingly autonomous program, while the "American processor" acts as a "hangover".
    3. gladcu2
      gladcu2 21 January 2016 19: 07
      +2
      Griboyedov

      For some reason, everyone considers the USA to be the state leading its own international politics. This is not true.

      Everyone knows the system of lobbying interests in Congress. So why not consider the USA as a country of consensus and confrontation of these interests.

      And in this case, we come to the conclusion that in Syria there is an internal conflict of lobbying interests. When one group is for igil, and the second is against.

      The question is which side is supported by GDP.

      Answer: none. The Russian Federation has its own business. And they chuck on "swan, pike and crayfish."

      And these negotiations, D Kerry and Lavrov most likely an attempt to play in the state.
  4. EvgNik
    EvgNik 21 January 2016 06: 18
    13
    "Honest" Washington = "noble" bandit. This is roughly what goes on every day in the TV series on NTV.
  5. ImPerts
    ImPerts 21 January 2016 06: 19
    +2
    Quote: Griboedoff
    Oddly enough, with the United States on the issue of Syria, Russia has very close interests. In short, the common goals can be described as: "Roll ISIS in the sand. Syria must remain a single state."

    You can add to "Roll up ISIS in the sand" + hammer homegrown Wahhabis into the Middle East.
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 21 January 2016 06: 20
    +8
    Griboedoff
    "Oddly enough, with the US on Syria, Russia has very close interests."
    Our interests have always been and will remain opposite.
    If they wanted ISIS to roll in the sand, they rolled it a year ago.
    ISIS oil goes not only to Europe, but to the United States, and helps keep their oil industry afloat. About a single CA in general is nonsense. Look not the Middle East, everyone is sorted into zones. Although Libya. It’s easier to suck resources.
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 21 January 2016 09: 22
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      ISIS oil goes not only to Europe, but to the United States, and helps keep their oil industry afloat.

      the US oil industry started shipping oil to China and Japan, so there’s more benefit
      1. smel
        smel 21 January 2016 10: 09
        +6
        the US oil industry started shipping oil to China and Japan, so there’s more benefit
        Keeping oil prices near the bottom is very beneficial for the United States. Their eternal peppy reports of stocks exceeding expectations ruin pricing. Interestingly, our analysts and stockbrokers dealt with oil sales for the same periods a year, two, three ... ago ??? Who buys how much now ??? Where does this oil go ??? I will not be surprised if over time (or even in the near future) we are surprised to learn that the largest volumes of purchases were made by the Americans or their agents. And the oil they export for export is Saudi, Iranian, and even Syrian ....
  7. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 21 January 2016 06: 23
    +6
    As al-Capone used to say with a kind word and a pistol, you can achieve more than one kind word ... this is how you should behave and behave with these miserables from behind a puddle, they only understand that language ..
  8. alex-cn
    alex-cn 21 January 2016 06: 26
    +2
    Jordan is the US base, a joint center with us ... Have you been writing about bases for training SSA fighters and other evil spirits there long ago? Now there is the US anti-terrorism base ... It is somehow incomprehensible, although the delicate matter is the East.
  9. parusnik
    parusnik 21 January 2016 06: 30
    +4
    The Americans are going to "honestly" express their "vision" of the future of Syria.... Who would doubt the "honesty" .. USA ... smile
    1. Lyton
      Lyton 21 January 2016 06: 52
      +4
      Yeah, his vision, and this vision by chance will not be similar to the situation in Libya or in Iraq, they made a bloody mess there and sit watching.
    2. fif21
      fif21 21 January 2016 06: 57
      +3
      Quote: parusnik
      The Americans are going to "honestly" express their "vision" of the future of Syria ....

      Can we honestly state our "vision" of the future of the United States?
      The bloody and frantic hegemon must be isolated and destroyed! angry
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  10. Delink
    Delink 21 January 2016 06: 30
    +5
    Of course, it’s fun to communicate with them at a high level when the fried smell, but we need to fully adhere to the course taken to help Assad. Do not compromise. The games are over! And let the Anglo-Saxons do verbiage, they do it well.
    1. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 21 January 2016 08: 16
      0
      Correctly. Enter troops and declare mobilization.
      Everybody up to seventy years old must be in order to sharpen shells and dig potatoes to the places where we used to have factories and collective farms. Immediately introduce the card system! Bread and Krakow sausage - no more than three hundred grams in one hand!
      To cancel telly and the Internet, to appoint special commissars in the newspapers .... Not. Newspapers close! Leave two. With crosswords. The conversations are over! Enough!

      Assad certainly needs to be helped.
      And Donbass too.
      Only negotiations need to be conducted, linking many issues, including sanctions. Try to recreate industry at a new technological level. Without negotiations, this will not work.
      In addition, we need a positive image of our country in the West, this is impossible without negotiations.
      1. Victor Demchenko
        Victor Demchenko 21 January 2016 14: 55
        0
        Sasha, I’m reading your mmmm .... I don’t understand: either I’m not quite smart, or do you excuse the provocateur for being rude?
        Quote: Cap.Morgan
        Correctly. Enter troops and declare mobilization.
        Everybody up to seventy years old must be in order to sharpen shells and dig potatoes to the places where we used to have factories and collective farms. Immediately introduce the card system! Bread and Krakow sausage - no more than three hundred grams in one hand!
        To cancel telly and the Internet, to appoint special commissars in the newspapers .... Not. Newspapers close! Leave two. With crosswords. The conversations are over! Enough!

        this opus of yours only says that you don’t see what all the sane people of the country see, namely: the internal economic policy of our government, in spite of all the statements about overcoming the bottom of the crisis, is justified, excuse me from scratch, if not say tighter! (you can’t, they’ll banned!) you know, it seems that you graduated from the Higher School of Economics with brilliance and are an ardent nestling bird, not just Peter the Great, but Yegor, who is Gaidar ... and that you are frightened by the card system? I personally survived it twice, at 60, when Khrushchev was removed, and in the 90s, with the drunk prince, so what? but the fact that progress from our government towards the implementation of decisions to lead the country out of the crisis is not necessary for economists! so it’s necessary to drive such a government, and tighten the screws on the side of responsibility of officials of ALL ranks for fulfilling their duties, and for stealing from the state budget deadlines to give real and complete confiscation of property to family members, and the faster, the better our country will be! yes
        1. Cap.Morgan
          Cap.Morgan 21 January 2016 18: 19
          +1
          No, this is just Delink's answer, which, with the Soviet flag on the avatar, urges us not to compromise and negotiate. Meanwhile, politics is the art of compromise.
          In our country, the strongest personnel crisis.
          Examples? Please.
          When Serdyukov was imprisoned, no one was found in the place of Minister of Defense. Except Shoigu, who literally just sat in the chair of the governor of the Moscow region. And this is a very important, key post. Trishkin kaftan. So everywhere.
          It is necessary then to put all the officials and all the comrades in prison because everyone is stealing, everyone is violating one way or another. Try to conduct business honestly without breaking anything. Such a system.
          Well, let's sit down.
          But who do you put in return? Where do you get honest and incorruptible?
          1. varov14
            varov14 21 January 2016 22: 34
            0
            Those. all twa.ri frostbitten, country pi.sets.
  11. dmi.pris
    dmi.pris 21 January 2016 06: 36
    +2
    Of course, the Kremlin will not ask permission to be friends with patrons or not. As the practice has shown, a strong Russia cannot have friends, there will simply be mongrel countries, hater countries AND countries that simply respect the prevailing situation. There are no friendly relations with a strong the country will not support, the era of knights and gentlemen has passed.
    1. Samoyed
      Samoyed 21 January 2016 10: 46
      0
      And were they these knight-diggers and gentlemen-carving continents?
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  12. Reeds
    Reeds 21 January 2016 06: 47
    +1
    To make friends or not, this is the choice of any country, but let them first look at the history of Russia and make the right decision.
    1. dmi.pris
      dmi.pris 21 January 2016 08: 32
      +1
      "I look at the book, I see a fig" is about them .. Well, they look into history and do not understand anything, they have a different mindset, they do not understand the irrational. They try on everything for themselves, under conditions when Western countries are bent, Russia rises. "mass" plus sits, and the car goes, well, how can rational thinking not go crazy.
  13. forester
    forester 21 January 2016 06: 51
    +3
    It’s bad to have an enemy of Anglo-Saxon, but many times worse to have his ally
    1. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 21 January 2016 08: 28
      -2
      You would have told Stalin during the Great Patriotic War.
      It is strange that the Generalissimo did not refuse from Lend-Lease, for example, from Studebakers, for example, and aerocobras.
      Better of course to negotiate with the Germans. But in Mine Kampf everything was written 15 years before the war. The Germans are who our natural allies are!

      The Americans simply do not want to lose ground in the world, it is very convenient and profitable to play the first violin.
      1. dr. sem
        dr. sem 21 January 2016 14: 56
        +1
        And why should Stalin refuse Lend-Lease? It was a temporary partnership. BUSINESS ONLY. From this, Stalin did not.
        1. Cap.Morgan
          Cap.Morgan 21 January 2016 18: 32
          +1
          But we fought with the Germans and helped us unloved by you Anglo-Saxons.
          And they helped from the heart. Since they were enemies, it was not necessary to accept help. What is business? Did we flood America with our products?
          This is very similar to Ukraine.
          Give us, but you will still be bad.
          1. Ural resident
            Ural resident 21 January 2016 20: 28
            +1
            Initially, the Anglo-Saxons dreamed of releasing Germany and Russia.
            They helped - because at first we lost - if it were the other way around - we would help Germany.
      2. Victor Demchenko
        Victor Demchenko 21 January 2016 14: 59
        +1
        Quote: Cap.Morgan
        You would have told Stalin during the Great Patriotic War.
        It is strange that the Generalissimo did not refuse from Lend-Lease, for example, from Studebakers, for example, and aerocobras.

        and strangely enough, this help was not free, in return for these products, our country gave gold, not paper wrappers. request
        1. Cap.Morgan
          Cap.Morgan 21 January 2016 18: 40
          +1
          This is surprisingly not so.
          Gold paid only 1-2 convoys from England. In the 41st.
          The Americans provided help for free.
          Land Liz - to borrow, then return, you need to pay only for what you left to yourself, the equipment that died in the battles was deducted, there was no need to pay for it.
          There were free consumables, gunpowder, gasoline, rolled metal, aluminum, food ....
          What we left to ourselves was not paid immediately. The last payment was paid by Putin.
          Amounts were not indexed.
          Americans might not help.
          We would have won without them. But the war would have lasted a couple more years, and that’s another 6 million lives.
  14. Egen
    Egen 21 January 2016 06: 58
    +2
    Excuse me, but I don't like this at all. Our politicians all talk about "double standards" that the Americans do one thing with one hand and another with the other; but yourself ?! Nobody argues that it is necessary to coordinate actions in the fight against terrorism. But it also means that FRIENDS have to fight against ENEMIES. And what, America is already a direct friend to us? Who introduced the sanctions, brought down the oil, raised the dollar and ultimately caused the impoverishment of the population, i.e. us - Ishils or what? From here, I personally conclude that it is America that is our ENEMY. If you dig deeper, the igils are just an addition to it, but let's stop at this postulate for now; - it turns out that we are with our ENEMY, who hits us in the face with one hand, - and we shake him with the other. Shut up, isn't this double standards ?! Now from our side. Yes, I understand, this is politics, millions of shades of colors ... but I'm not a politician. Either friend or foe. In this situation, and hr .. with her with America, for which she fought, let her get it, and helping her, we help ourselves to dig a hole. No, it's my fault: politicians - to the people ...
    IMHO.
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 21 January 2016 09: 29
      0
      Quote: Egen
      dollar raised

      Maybe, after all, the ruble was devalued, people do not operate with dollars in the Russian Federation and people from the Central Bank did it, abandoning foreign exchange interventions, or rather, a hole formed in the budget - cheap loans from the west were banned, and in order to close it on social services, the ruble was devalued, then money formed from the sale of revenue for oil more, but the fact that they cost less, so what are the "production costs"
  15. lactris
    lactris 21 January 2016 07: 07
    +4
    It’s better to be friends with everyone, especially with your head. That's just not everyone gets it))
  16. Viktor fm
    Viktor fm 21 January 2016 07: 28
    +2
    For various reasons, armed conflicts are necessary for all developed countries in the modern world order. So here the question is not in Syria, but who is next? The end of the war in Syria will depend on the location of this candidate. Moreover, this candidate should not be inferior to Syria in the scale of the confrontation.
  17. The black
    The black 21 January 2016 07: 36
    +4
    "Is it better to be friends with Russians?"
    it’s better not to quarrel with the Russians ...
  18. 31rus
    31rus 21 January 2016 07: 36
    +1
    Dear, the USA has always pursued its goals and do not believe in fruitful cooperation between us, the Americans are maneuvering, and they are not tired of blaming us for all our sins, so what kind of cooperation can we talk about, here it’s more likely to temporarily use each of the parties on favorable terms, but this dangerous for us, the possibility of being drawn into a regional war is still great
  19. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 January 2016 07: 42
    +3
    Talking with the United States is certainly necessary, but tough, defending your interests. Often the United States perceives what was said in its own way, i.e. how beneficial to them. Do not forget about this and during the negotiations to prescribe each letter. Although they say that a bad world is better than war, but with a bad world the Americans may not turn out to be a very good side.
  20. Micross
    Micross 21 January 2016 08: 03
    +1
    When you are strong and you can give back, then you are considered !!! Everything is as simple as two and two!
  21. vmo
    vmo 21 January 2016 08: 26
    +1
    Such a friend .... and to the museum! repeat
  22. el coyote
    el coyote 21 January 2016 08: 49
    +1
    What is a ceasefire with terrorists ?! Burn a radical heresy with a hot iron, and only then negotiations.
  23. Fat
    Fat 21 January 2016 09: 21
    +1
    In Syria, the victory over IS is still a long way off. The USA, as usual, are preparing to take advantage of its fruits more often. On January 25, they will "share the skin of an unkilled gazelle." I really don't want Russia to be thrown away again. Great article, thanks.
  24. cap
    cap 21 January 2016 09: 25
    +1
    Assad is the heir to the father’s business. Take him out and put a rootless American puppet. That's what they are trying to achieve. The master in the country is not needed. It will be easier to rob.
  25. Belousov
    Belousov 21 January 2016 09: 35
    0
    The states agree to negotiations only when they sense that their horns will be broken off soon. In all other situations, they spun the negotiations on the same body. And as soon as the tail was set on fire - negotiations! conversation! So let's see what the real interests of our politicians are, will bend under the "proposals" of the staff or will defend the interests of Russia.
  26. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 21 January 2016 10: 05
    +1
    History shows that friendship with the United States is carried out only in favor of the United States.
  27. Ajjh
    Ajjh 21 January 2016 11: 49
    +1
    A little off topic but still I can’t leave it here :)
    Joke for Russians:
    Calculating your IQ is easy. Take the number 150 and subtract the dollar exchange rate from it, in which you realized that Putin is leading the country to disaster.
  28. Lelek
    Lelek 21 January 2016 12: 07
    -1
    (Representatives of the White House administration believe that cooperation with Russia is the lesser evil ...)

    But!
    It means that the American establishment considers cooperation with the Russian Federation to be evil, although less than something else.
    It is not shameful in this case for us to consider America as the main evil for the world.
    This is the kind of "partner" we have to deal with. The main thing is not to turn your back on him.
  29. Obolensky
    Obolensky 21 January 2016 12: 45
    -1
    It is better not to touch the Russians and not to impose their "friendship"!
  30. Tilkus75
    Tilkus75 21 January 2016 13: 28
    +1
    Let it be like in WWII in the 45th! They will open a second front and declare their victory to everyone!
  31. vitvdv75
    vitvdv75 21 January 2016 13: 31
    0
    Quote: Lumumba
    We don't need such "friends". Even with a surcharge.

    Such friends in a ravine horse eat up
  32. Obolensky
    Obolensky 21 January 2016 13: 34
    0
    What a minuser appeared. Maybe before putting a minus, there will be an argument?

    I repeat again. It is better not to touch the Russians and not to impose their "friendship". For all the USA and Europe are not friends to us, for they look only into their own pockets and "make friends" only for their own benefit. Arguments against?
  33. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 21 January 2016 14: 59
    0
    Against the background of recent events with the ruble and oil, the enemies are already rubbing their hands. As one blogger put it: "Nuland has already kneaded the dough into pies for Russia." I'm afraid they'll have to eat these pies themselves when we shove them down their throats.
    1. varov14
      varov14 21 January 2016 22: 50
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      The funny thing is, when Nuland distributes pies, the flesh from the flesh and the blood from the blood shoots at the very flesh that takes the pies, and not at the stands who instigated this very flesh. Apparently show a sense of patriotism. A change of owner promises dividends?
  34. Skalpel
    Skalpel 21 January 2016 15: 03
    0
    The Best Teacher - History!
    And she teaches that Russia did not have Western friends. It never happened!
    Far and no need to go - just remember the restructuring, if it is not okay !!
    The West always does everything only on the basis of its personal benefits.
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  36. Ajjh
    Ajjh 21 January 2016 17: 28
    +1
    Against the backdrop of recent events with the ruble and oil, enemies are already rubbing their hands.

    And who are the enemies? Yankees? Do you know at least one American personally?
    and the fact that the ruhr is so dependent on oil whose problems7 For 16 years, you can build a new country. but none of this was done. and it's not Obama's fault! and not even Jews
  37. varov14
    varov14 21 January 2016 23: 14
    -2
    I can only rejoice for the Americans, the smartest tricks have pleased the igil, and now they are admonishing him with Russian hands. No, they wouldn’t touch him, but the igil was also an enemy of the West, and this is already direct disobedience. I don’t understand what Daesh does not like in the American way of life. Well, it’s understandable against us - the wrong way of life, oligarchic capital, a high lending rate, there is also continuous democracy, freedom - ungrateful. They instructed a little, they will try to reconcile, if we have a high loan percentage, then they have a large printing press, and the latter is more important than the first., They will be reconciled.
  38. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 22 January 2016 07: 55
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    The states are standard-bearers of this predatory ideology. They are the forefront of the imperialist world. They climb into my country to impose their own order. And for me they are all enemies.
    "I'm sorry soldier. But since you have arrived
    Alien order to impose -
    You have become an enemy. And whoever
    You have no right to wait for mercy. "(K. Simonov)
    Quote: Ajjh
    Against the backdrop of recent events with the ruble and oil, enemies are already rubbing their hands.

    And who are the enemies? Yankees? Do you know at least one American personally?
    and the fact that the ruhr is so dependent on oil whose problems7 For 16 years, you can build a new country. but none of this was done. and it's not Obama's fault! and not even Jews
    1. Ajjh
      Ajjh 22 January 2016 12: 18
      0
      Powerfully ...
      I have no words right ...
  39. electrooleg
    electrooleg 23 January 2016 12: 34
    -1
    Quote: Lumumba
    We don't need such "friends". Even with a surcharge.


    And they themselves don’t really want to. Just pulled to the ground and their dirty pants stink laughing