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That's how we scared Putin (Salon, USA)

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That's how we scared Putin (Salon, USA)



About these American adventures in Ukraine will not tell you the New York Times. The failure of Washington’s most reckless plan after the end of the Cold War to assert its power is no longer possible to cover up.

Suddenly and out of nowhere, Ukraine again began to appear in the news.

In the rebellious eastern regions, fighting resumed. In Kiev, there is a political war. Paralysis arose in power circles. Maidan occupied a new formation called the Revolutionary Right Forces. This is the same Independence Square, where exactly two years ago, long protests turned violent, as a result of which the elected president was overthrown.

Suddenly and out of nowhere.

Now you understand what you need to think at the moment when corruption and far-right remnants flourish in Ukraine with terry color. Should we still insist that this is a place that is somehow very fancifully called the real world?

Since a coup d'état has occurred in Ukraine in February, not without American assistance, this country has continuously regressed, moving from a political crisis to an armed conflict, and then to a humanitarian crisis. But after all, for many months we had a classic example of what I call the force of omissions.

The most daring attempt of the “regime change” since the invention of this euphemism by the Clinton team in the 1990s led to thousands of victims, mass deprivations, a split of the country and economic ruin. If you follow the rules of the political clique and corporate-owned media, then in the face of such events it’s best to remain silent for as long as possible.

In short, dear reader, now we are reaping the benefits - all at once. The government of Poroshenko is on the verge of collapse, neo-Nazi extremists forced him to resume fighting in the east, and in the blockade that Kiev imposed against the insurgent regions, there is no loosening. This blockade is only slightly different from the punitive strategy of the Holodomor.

The conclusion is this: the failure of the most reckless after the end of the Cold War plan of Washington to assert its power is no longer possible to cover up. Even the most immoral and corrupt correspondent must give out some material, when a political insurrection and war begins openly - and when the non-US media, according to some strange habit, report this. For this reason alone, you can find out a little (but only a little, not more) about how events are unfolding in Ukraine, on the pages of the New York Times and other publications that reliably make a common cause.

***

We have been rooting for the American failure in Ukraine in this column from the very first forecast sounded in the spring of 2014. Finally it became clear how brilliant it was the forecast.

One should never root for the country to live under the power of the neoliberal economic regime, so that American corporations could mercilessly exploit it, as suggested by the Obama administration, appointing Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the 2014 year. You can not root for America’s manic campaign against Russia, during which the country of 46 million people turns into a solid front line of this campaign. You can not cheer for the fact that the Russian-speaking part of the country is forced to live under the authority of the government imposing a ban on Russian as a national language. The only regret in connection with the American failure, great regret and deeply felt, is that the failure of the United States is almost always very expensive for people suffering from blindness and arrogance of the political clique.

Perhaps the reader remembers how in June last year there was a debate on military appropriations. Then two congressmen came out for an amendment prohibiting the provision of military assistance to "openly neo-Nazi and fascist militants" who are waging war against the eastern regions of Ukraine. Members of the House of Representatives John Conyers and Ted Yoho struck two goals with one blow: they made the public recognize the fact that the “disgusting neo-Nazi battalion Azov”, as Conyers put it, is active; and secondly, they shamed the Republican House of Representatives (no less disgusting) and forced it to unanimously adopt an amendment to the law.

Obama signed this law on the eve of Thanksgiving. Conyers Yoho Amendment was removed from it, with the exception of a single phrase. Thus, the law, among other things, authorizes the transfer to 300 of millions of dollars this year to the “army and national security forces” of Ukraine. In a country ruled by euphemisms, the “Azov” battalion and other fascist paramilitaries are counted among the “national security forces”, on which Poroshenko depends and irrevocably.

A month later, Obama signed another law, which includes additional assistance to the Ukrainian army and its right appendages on 250 million dollars. This is your money, taxpayers, and this is worth reminding. When Obama signed these laws, the White House expressed satisfaction that the “ideological component” had been removed from them.

You will not read anything like this in American newspapers. Yes, now you know how the often deadly combination of blindness and arrogance looks like. Yes, now you see why the American policy in Ukraine must end in failure for this crisis to find a rational and humane solution.

In addition to the aforementioned funds, there are still guarantees of a loan for one billion dollars (which in fact is also a help, but in some other form), which Secretary of State John Kerry announced with pomp last year. And then there is the International Monetary Fund's aid program for 40 billions of dollars, the next tranche of which in the amount of 17,5 billion should be transferred shortly. Since the IMF is the US Department of Foreign Relations Administration (and its managing director, Christine Lagarde, respectively, fulfills the position of public relations officer), this is a very large monetary obligation on the part of the Obama administration (and ours too, because our money).

It would be quite natural to ask: what about the recipient of these funds? To whom exactly our money goes?

Until recently, one could only hear joyful conversations (or silence, naturally) about how confidently Ukraine is marching into the neoliberal and progressive future. Vice President Biden, who is in charge of the administration for Ukraine, regularly travels there to praise the government of Poroshenko and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk for their reformist zeal. Well, this is quite natural, since the son of Biden elbows stuck his hands in the Ukrainian mining industry.

But during his last trip to Kiev, which came in December, Biden spoke differently. Yes, there was another sop in the amount of 190 million dollars for the Poroshenko government to carry out “structural reforms” of the usual anti-democratic orientation. (Does anyone summarize all these checks issued?) But this time, Biden spoke sharply, which was quite noticeable. He even threatened with a finger from the parliamentary rostrum.

“We understand how difficult it is sometimes to vote for reforms, but they are extremely important in order to get Ukraine back on the right path,” said Biden. “The United States will be with you as you continue to move forward in the fight against corruption and in the construction of future opportunities for the whole of Ukraine.”

Return Ukraine on the right path? While you continue to move forward in the fight against corruption?

Since euphemisms are the subject of American exports, which the US is engaged in all over the world, translation is indispensable. I translate: you put us in an awkward position, because you do not do anything. We gave you the opportunity to make laws before the Ukrainian people understand how terrible their lives will be. We talk and talk, and you spoil and spoil everything. Hurry up. In the meantime, here's a couple of hundreds of millions.

A few days ago, the American ambassador to Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt, deposited his two cents (this time without a check). Readers will surely remember that it was he who did all the preliminary backstage work for Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland so that she could organize the appointment of Yatsenyuk to the premiership post two years ago. Speaking at a seminar on defense and security, Payette expressed serious concerns. He wants to see "meaningful steps to reform the trade and investment climate." Of course, this is exactly what all unemployed Ukrainians are passionately striving for.

“Ukraine declares that it wants to become a major defense exporter,” further explained Pyatt. “I know that this is possible, given the outstanding abilities that I saw in the Ukrainian industry.” But this can happen only if Ukraine continues to carry out critical reforms, fights against corruption, and meets the requirements of NATO standards. This will require systemic changes in the Ukrainian defense industry, as well as a departure from the worldview inherent in state enterprises ... ”

Here, Payette talks about very specific circumstances. Ukraine is a cesspool of illegal trade weaponsand an inexhaustible source of corruption and illegal profits to which US military contractors want to cling. One European source well versed in these matters recently explained these things in a note:

“Ukraine since the collapse of the Soviet Union is the center, a lively market for the illicit arms trade. At all levels of this very, very dirty business, everyone is involved: the mafia, the Kiev military, the far-right groups, some oligarchs ... And the Kiev regime does not touch anyone from this business ... ”

Of course, it was these “outstanding opportunities” in the trade in the deadly commodity that Payett had in mind, who sees how the Kiev weapon barons deal with it.

***

It is clear what we are led to? The plan is to “neoliberalize” Ukraine and make its defense industry compatible with NATO standards — after all, it is so corrupt that no one will help it except the Pentagon. But this plan is not being implemented.

The absence of “structural reforms” (I fell in love with this phrase from my correspondent years for the anti-social ferocity that lies behind it) is one problem. But lately, corruption has taken a crisis form. There have been no signs of improvement since the February 2014 events; on the contrary, today corruption is more serious and bigger than all other governments, including the one that was overthrown two years ago. So say my European sources.

“Corruption is stronger today than it has ever been since the collapse of the Soviet Union,” writes one source who has quite a few informed contacts in Kiev. - Recently, even the IMF (he is also the American Department of Foreign Relations Administration, which is run by Deputy Minister David Lipton) has given Kiev a stern warning. Economy in a state of free fall ... The most competent ministers resigned, because they can not do anything substantial. Berlin and Paris, as a friend from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs told me, “complete exacerbés” (outraged, angry) by the actions of the Kiev regime. Demonstrations against the government are taking place almost daily. Of course, foreign media do not report them.

This source had in mind the resignation of Economic Development Minister Aivaras Abromavicius (Aivaras Abromavicius), who made the following farewell statement: “Neither I, nor my team have any desire to serve as a cover for secret corruption or become puppets in the hands of those who much like the old government, trying to control the flow of public funds. ”

Lithuanian by nationality Abromavicius, who previously worked as a director of the foundation, were among those technocrats who were appointed to posts in Poroshenko’s office for the implementation of a neoliberal project. To their appointment in one way or another was involved in the IMF, and therefore, the Americans. After Abromavicius’s departure, Lagarde issued a well-publicized warning: restore order, or a billion dollar check on my 17,5 bill will not be signed.

Here we should study this question from the other side. In addition to problems with corruption and market reforms, there is a ceasefire agreement signed last year and called Minsk II by the name of the city where it was concluded. This agreement provides for the amendment of the constitution, which give the eastern regions substantial autonomy, the right to conduct their own elections, and also includes the decentralization of administrative authority, as a result of which something like a federal structure should arise in Ukraine.

Of course, this is quite a reasonable way to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, given stories, culture and language situation of this country. But why Kiev is inactive on both fronts?

The issue of corruption is simple. Nothing can be done, because today the same people who led before the overthrow of Yanukovich are in power.

It should be noted that the problems of Washington and Yanukovych have never been linked to corruption. He had the following opinion about Ukraine. As a native of the east, he believed that a compromise should be sought between the long-standing and close ties of Ukraine with Russia, and the country's tilt towards Europe. It took a lot of human deaths and enormous destruction to do what Yanukovych wanted, but this time in the framework of Minsk II.

But now Washington has problems with Ukraine related to corruption, and the reasons for such a change were very clearly stated by Joe Biden and Jeffrey Payette: Western corporations cannot spread their money on the table while Ukrainian officials, generals and businessmen continue to steal them on a massive scale. .

As for the “Minsk II”, we can also note that not one of the visitors to Ukraine has recently condemned the Poroshenko government for its inaction in fulfilling its own obligations. The thing is, they don't care.

But on Monday there were two exceptions. The German and French foreign ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Erault have just completed negotiations in Kiev on a trip to Russia to discuss the promotion of Minsk II after several months of stagnation.

From the very beginning, as my friend from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, they were "completement exacerbés".

They were outraged and angry for understandable reasons, as it has recently become clear that the Poroshenko government is not able to move forward in the implementation of this agreement. In fact, he became a hostage of right-wing militants, about whom they had long been said that they exist only in Putin’s imagination.

"Azov" and other military formations, the party "Freedom" and its scion "Right Sector" very clearly stated their positions after Germany, France and Christine Lagarde forced Poroshenko to sign "Minsk II" last year: at least take a step on ways to implement this agreement, and we will overthrow you. At the moment this incompetent candy maker is cornered so tightly that it cannot even breathe.

On the one hand, the “angry and outraged” Europeans want Minsk II to be realized. It was supposed to be done by the end of the year. They want to reduce tensions on their borders with Russia, and they are unhappy with the Washington sanctions regime. But now, as a day, it is clear that the Pentagon of Ashe Carter and NATO, General Bridlouv, are ready to flee to the east for an arbitrarily long time - if only Ukraine would give them a reason to do so. This couple is ready to love Ukraine to death - and can do it literally. It all depends on how the situation will develop.

As the well-known expert on Russia Stephen Cohen writes in The Nation, now that Secretary of Defense Carter announced a fourfold increase in Pentagon spending on US and NATO forces in Europe, “Western military power has moved closer than ever to Russia.”

Europeans do not like to play this game, which Cohen called Russian Roulette. Although “Europeans do not have their own foreign policy,” as Vladimir Putin insightfully remarked last week, they at least recognize that, logically, Russia is more of an enemy, not a partner, no matter how nuanced or subtle partnership.

This is on the one hand. And on the other Poroshenko in Kiev is fighting for their own political survival. Last week, he called for the resignation of an absolutely unpopular standard-bearer of neoliberalism, Yatsenyuk, whose ratings are below five percent. But it turned out that this is too little and too late.

On weekends and at the beginning of the week, ultra-right groups calling themselves the “Revolutionary Right Forces” gathered on the Maidan to mark the second anniversary of the revolution. Having defeated three Russian banks with the full connivance of the police, they essentially called for a new coup, putting forward a long list of demands. And they need a head Poroshenko. They want mass resignations of generals, bureaucrats, politicians. They demand that the government completely reject Minsk II and impose martial law in the eastern regions and the Crimea.

Now tell me: are you surprised that the war in eastern Ukraine has suddenly resumed? Is it a surprise to you that nowhere in the American news we are not told clearly about who recommended to start fighting again? The information in the New York Times over Monday is so evasive that we simply have to conclude: they published these messages only because the force of omissions could no longer cope.

In Ukraine, there is progress. That we can say. This year, but later on, the Americans and the IMF may quietly admit that they chose the wrong puppets and take a step back, in which case their failure will be self-evident. However, this is doubtful. They are not smart enough, and they lack the integrity and integrity.

Berlin, Paris and Moscow can continue the common cause, imposing the second Minsk agreement to Kiev. This is quite possible. In this case, the American failure will also be obvious, although to a lesser extent. Washington will declare its success if it remains true to itself.

Or there will be an escalation of the war in the east of Ukraine, which will cross the Ukrainian borders and become extremely dangerous. At the moment this is quite possible. Probably, this option is preferred by Washington and Kiev, but it will be for them a failure of a different, more cruel kind.

No ideological components, as the White House likes to say under Obama.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 1 March 2016 20: 34 New
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    "This is how we scared Putin"
    Well done. He still did not admit it?
    1. MASK
      MASK 1 March 2016 20: 39 New
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      Learn to play chess gentlemen! Ku ku you all .... laughing
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 1 March 2016 20: 51 New
        12
        Black Pawn Parasha soon kirdyk!
        1. Baikonur
          Baikonur 1 March 2016 20: 53 New
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          And on the other Poroshenko in Kiev, is fighting for his own political survival
          And physical !!! One hell on them with the NYuHami will hang everything! Their "testicles" shrank into peas and hung over the abyss! He is already thumping with grief and fear of the upcoming reward:
          1. cniza
            cniza 1 March 2016 22: 28 New
            +7
            Let them think they are smarter than us.
            1. Pravdarm
              Pravdarm 1 March 2016 22: 38 New
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              Let them think they are smarter than us.
              Putin explains the essence of the game to Obama laughing
            2. sovetskyturist
              sovetskyturist 2 March 2016 00: 50 New
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              Meanwhile, in the local boulevard, people are scared, the message about the creation by the Russians of a bomber in which will fit 400 Armat or 900 light landing tanks. A super plane will fly at a speed of 2000 km / h - I’ll think it’s loaded to capacity with Armats, and how many paratroopers will fit, plus the Buryat the armored horse-drawn police will fit in. Here is the people’s grass, all the jerks for envy http://www.blesk.cz/clanek/zpravy-udalosti/309068/ruska-okupace-do-7-hodin-kdeko
              li-na-svete-armada-pry-vyviji-tajne-superletadlo-na-prepravu-tanku.html? utm_sour
              ce = blesk.cz & utm_medium = copy
              Superletadlo jménem PAK TA představila v Moskvě armádně-průmyslová komise, která uvedla, že letadlo by mělo létat rychlostí 2000 km / hod a bude se moci pochlubit možností extrémního zatí. PAK TA by zejména měla sloužit k přepravování nejnovějších bojových tanků Armata, kterých by letka strojů PAK TA mohla být schopna pojmout až 400, nebo například 900 lehčích výsadkových tanků. Letadla vybavená plně automatizovaným systémem na nakládku a vykládku by měla být prý schopna přistát v jakémkoli terénu tak, aby ruská armáda byla připéné papyens odpjensh odpjensh odpovens

              Více na http://www.blesk.cz/clanek/zpravy-udalosti/309068/ruska-okupace-do-7-hodin-kdeko
              li-na-svete-armada-pry-vyviji-tajne-superletadlo-na-prepravu-tanku.html? utm_sour
              ce = blesk.cz & utm_medium = copy
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        3. derik1970
          derik1970 3 March 2016 11: 17 New
          +2
          Another Petya will come and everything will be repeated in a circle. This "soon" will not come soon! Ukrainians will exhaust the nerves of the whole world for a long time to come, and now they have reached Mongolia with claims for compensation for the occupation. hi
      2. poquello
        poquello 1 March 2016 21: 11 New
        +3
        Quote: MASK
        Learn to play chess gentlemen! Ku ku you all .... laughing

        In Syria, Russia responded to the US hybrid war, to fight like that, cadets of hybrid troops will soon appear.
      3. andj61
        andj61 1 March 2016 22: 26 New
        +1
        Quote: MASK
        Learn to play chess gentlemen!

        if it’s about chess - Obama is in a state of zugzwang - any move worsens the position ... bully
        1. poquello
          poquello 1 March 2016 22: 52 New
          0
          Quote: andj61
          Quote: MASK
          Learn to play chess gentlemen!

          if it’s about chess - Obama is in a state of zugzwang - any move worsens the position ... bully

          rather time trouble with our two rooks on the penultimate in the middlegame
        2. afdjhbn67
          afdjhbn67 2 March 2016 01: 07 New
          +2
          Quote: andj61
          if about chess - Obama is in a state of zugzwang - any move worsens

          They have already played checkers with GDP and giggle))) open your eyes ... there are two ends to the stick - who was interested in stopping Assad's offensive? not to Putin, but to the amers, the bearded ones got a respite and rearranged the rear in order .. they’ll bring up new fighters, etc. That is, there’s no benefit from this truce for Assad and the GDP ... they give us another diplomacy victory))))
          1. cedar
            cedar 2 March 2016 12: 58 New
            +2
            Quote: afdjhbn67
            Quote: andj61
            if about chess - Obama is in a state of zugzwang - any move worsens

            They have already played checkers with GDP and giggle))) open your eyes ... there are two ends to the stick - who was interested in stopping Assad's offensive? not to Putin, but to the amers, the bearded ones got a respite and rearranged the rear in order .. they’ll bring up new fighters, etc. That is, there’s no benefit from this truce for Assad and the GDP ... they give us another diplomacy victory))))


            As the saying goes: "Chickens are counted in the fall", but now spring has just begun, and some Candybober is preparing there, for some ... Let's wait a little with conclusions.
          2. poquello
            poquello 2 March 2016 16: 17 New
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            Quote: afdjhbn67
            Quote: andj61
            if about chess - Obama is in a state of zugzwang - any move worsens

            They have already played checkers with GDP and giggle))) open your eyes ... there are two ends to the stick - who was interested in stopping Assad's offensive? not to Putin, but to the amers, the bearded ones got a respite and rearranged the rear in order .. they’ll bring up new fighters, etc. That is, there’s no benefit from this truce for Assad and the GDP ... they give us another diplomacy victory))))

            In how. Does Assad not get a respite? Units do not change weapons for amnesty? The front on the ceasefire is not reduced? Is the offensive on ISIS and Nusra stopped?
          3. Old old
            Old old 3 March 2016 23: 10 New
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            They have already played checkers with GDP and giggle))) open your eyes ... there are two ends to the stick - who was interested in stopping Assad's offensive? not to Putin, but to the amers, the bearded ones got a respite and rearranged the rear in order .. they’ll bring up new fighters, etc. That is, there’s no benefit from this truce for Assad and the GDP ... they give us another diplomacy victory))))

            How many forces and means were freed up for the war with ISIS and D-Nusra? You know?
            In my opinion, it is easier to destroy enemies alone.
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 1 March 2016 21: 04 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      "This is how we scared Putin"
      Well done. He still did not admit it?

      He was surprised laughing
      1. vovanpain
        vovanpain 1 March 2016 21: 31 New
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        Quote: vovanpain
        He was surprised

        Minusers and pah on you, well, let’s do it again, well, let’s face it. fellow wassat fellow
        1. Samen
          Samen 1 March 2016 22: 30 New
          +2
          The Pentagon of Ash Carter and NATO of General Bridlaw are ready to flee east for as long as they want - if only Ukraine would give them a reason. This couple is ready to love Ukraine to death - and can do it literally.

          Pulled into the quote box. Well said!
    3. Spnsr
      Spnsr 1 March 2016 22: 46 New
      +4
      the failure of Washington's most reckless post-Cold War plan

      I would not call it a failure!
      it seems more like that there one of the main goals is the imposition of Russophobia! and a change of government is just a tool. which by the way is not bad at its job!
      especially if you look at Ukraine through the prism of the outbreak of hostilities in the east of Ukraine under the auspices of the struggle against Russia, and other statements of their leadership, which is not complete without Russophobic statements even once ... it is very likely that from Ukraine they create Poland - the Baltic states!
    4. GSH-18
      GSH-18 1 March 2016 23: 39 New
      +3
      That's how we scared Putin (Salon, USA)

      Scarecrow has not grown yet, scare Putin!
  2. Pravdarm
    Pravdarm 1 March 2016 20: 35 New
    +4
    This blockade is only slightly different from the punitive strategy of the famine.
    The author admits the famine ?!
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 1 March 2016 20: 53 New
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      Quote: Pravdarm
      The author admits the famine ?!

      He just equated the LDNR blockade with the Holodomor. And he recognizes the collapse of Godep on (in) Dill. And all the loans from Western countries and the IMF tranches cannot correct the situation in this "Black financial hole"! In the end: everything that has a real PRICE will be rejected for candy wrappers! Production or their remnants, land, transport and energy! After that, and indeed already now, the SGA will appoint a new Gauleiter! The old team of the party-State Department decision failed.
  3. Bacha
    Bacha 1 March 2016 20: 38 New
    +1
    One thing is interesting, why do Americans need all this? It was they who came up with the phrase - nothing personal only business. If the American is not profitable, he will not invest a cent. Just do not about corporations and GMOs ...
    1. Dr. Bormental
      Dr. Bormental 1 March 2016 20: 42 New
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      One thing is interesting, why do Americans need all this? It was they who came up with the phrase - nothing personal only business. If the American is not profitable, he will not invest a cent. Just do not about corporations and GMOs ...

      1. Crimea for the installation of its bases
      2. The destabilization of the region with the subsequent exhaustion of all benefits in their favor
      P.S. except Crimea they seem to have succeeded, not a country -anarchy fellow Hey, live is Vilna Ukraine!
      1. poquello
        poquello 1 March 2016 21: 23 New
        +2
        Quote: Dr. Bormental
        One thing is interesting, why do Americans need all this? It was they who came up with the phrase - nothing personal only business. If the American is not profitable, he will not invest a cent. Just do not about corporations and GMOs ...

        1. Crimea for the installation of its bases
        .

        the rest is a scooter, for lack of Crimea ...
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  4. VALERIK_097
    VALERIK_097 1 March 2016 20: 39 New
    +6
    Whom to convince, whom to convince, the time will come LDNR will become part of Russia in their territorial borders. A referendum of citizens will somehow dot the i.
    1. avvg
      avvg 1 March 2016 21: 02 New
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      And, in my opinion, the time will come, there will be no Ukraine at all, but there will be "Little Russia" and the inhabitants will be called "Little Russia", you are probably right, as part of Russia.
      1. Dr. Bormental
        Dr. Bormental 1 March 2016 21: 44 New
        +4
        "Little Russian" is like "Megamartian". A resident of Little Russia was called "Maloros". I am silent about Gogol, Chekhov wrote that. hi
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    2. Dr. Bormental
      Dr. Bormental 1 March 2016 21: 27 New
      +3
      And I have doubts about this, dear VALERIK_097! Something does not seem to me that they really want to be part of the Russian Federation. Well, the puzzle doesn't add up. I watched a lot of videos, read comments. It’s clear that the people seem to be pro-Russian, but somehow it’s sluggish or it’s all this ... Maybe they don’t have unity. Maybe they are disappointed in us. I do not know
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  5. DimYang
    DimYang 1 March 2016 20: 42 New
    +5
    The effects of Kissinger's arrival are visible. He has long been no longer in the civil service in the United States, but solves issues. And he stopped our bombing, and the black man forced us to talk about corruption in Ukraine and about Parashenok-Valtsmanov, they say it’s clearly not like that, but we thought. Who here does not believe in the Committee of 300 or in other secret levers of power? Well, and who do you think controls Western and not only media?
    1. Yura
      Yura 1 March 2016 22: 17 New
      +2
      Quote: dimyan
      and solves issues.

      I do not agree with you, he was sent as one of the few who were not soiled in irrepressible Russophobia, as one of the few who will talk to at all and who will be told under what conditions the bombing will be limited, he was then sent that he would be allowed to save face. He came not to decide, but to look for the best of two evils.
      1. DimYang
        DimYang 2 March 2016 10: 40 New
        0
        Do not be mistaken. It’s not his rank to shout that we are his enemies. For this, a bunch of mongrels are. Well, the fact is that the mountain came to Mohammed, then I agree with you. But here, as always, there is a catch.
  6. OlegV
    OlegV 1 March 2016 20: 50 New
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    as you scared, they answered you
    1. Dr. Bormental
      Dr. Bormental 1 March 2016 21: 07 New
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      Where did you dig this out? I was not too lazy to search. Found only this. No offense, but I did not find about the oar.
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 1 March 2016 21: 46 New
        +2
        Quote: Dr. Bormental
        Where did you dig this out?


        If you go to the address of the video on YouTube, then the first you will see the comment of the author who published the video. - Published: 4 Sept. 2015 "I am not a fan of Putin, but in a boat named" Russia "I will paddle anyone who rocks the boat and barks at the captain ..."
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  7. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 1 March 2016 20: 53 New
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    As comrades have recently written - all these NATO "satellites" are brave to the first "mushroom". Everything has already happened with great Romania and the homeland of the fascists.
  8. VALERIK_097
    VALERIK_097 1 March 2016 20: 56 New
    +1
    We are silent, not from the fact that we don’t know how to answer, We know how the answer will say hello on every continent ((((
  9. Alex ..
    Alex .. 1 March 2016 20: 58 New
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    That's how we scared Putin
  10. Dr. Bormental
    Dr. Bormental 1 March 2016 20: 59 New
    15
    Not very sure that the meaning of the article will reach the general reader-American.
    1. udincev
      udincev 1 March 2016 21: 07 New
      +6
      Quote: Dr. Bormental
      Not very sure that the meaning of the article will reach the general reader-American.

      Yes, it seems, and not only an American, in the sense of a "everyday" reader.
  11. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 1 March 2016 21: 05 New
    +1
    the farther into the forest the more firewood
  12. Grave of B. Cross2
    Grave of B. Cross2 1 March 2016 21: 22 New
    +4
    Our government is 90-95% completely oligarchy. Why no one writes how they scare Russia ... and not only because they scare. And they drink all the juices. And we have one Putin, Putin ... but the oligarchy really rules. That's when they start to scare him? Or have you already started ?!
    1. Dr. Bormental
      Dr. Bormental 1 March 2016 21: 34 New
      16
      Again Putin ... I read a comment here recently - I will not quote literally - "We have Putin now not so that we live in chocolate, but so that we do not sink to the level of Ukraine" .. something like that.
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  13. oxana_iv
    oxana_iv 1 March 2016 21: 45 New
    +2
    Oh, I just admire all of the above. For me, this article, executed in the "stream of consciousness" style, is unreadable. I lose my thought at about the fifth line.
    What, is it true that everyone has read to the end and understood everything? Taking off my hat hi
    1. Avantageur
      Avantageur 1 March 2016 21: 58 New
      +1
      Quote: oxana_iv
      Oh, I just admire all of the above. For me, this article, executed in the "stream of consciousness" style, is unreadable. I lose my thought at about the fifth line.
      What, is it true that everyone has read to the end and understood everything? Taking off my hat hi

      The translation of the article is just so slurred
    2. Dr. Bormental
      Dr. Bormental 1 March 2016 22: 06 New
      +6
      It's strange ... you write without mistakes, put the commas in the right place, and "you lose your thought on the fifth line" ... something doesn't add up winked hi
    3. Dr. Bormental
      Dr. Bormental 1 March 2016 22: 06 New
      0
      It's strange ... you write without mistakes, put the commas in the right place, and "you lose your thought on the fifth line" ... something doesn't add up winked hi
    4. SklochPensioner
      SklochPensioner 2 March 2016 05: 34 New
      0
      Quote: oxana_iv
      What, is it true that everyone has read to the end and understood everything? Taking off my hat


      We need to make a rule in VO: Girls do not take off their hat!
      Or: Take off your hat! love
  14. misterwulf
    misterwulf 1 March 2016 21: 45 New
    +4
    And for whom is the American failure generally significant? In addition to 0,01% of the world's inhabitants who are interested in or involved in the process.
    I'm sure. In a year, no one will remember about the "failure" except for diplomats (who do not give interviews) and journalists (who will not be published).
  15. thinker
    thinker 1 March 2016 21: 46 New
    +9
    On weekends and at the beginning of the week, ultra-right groups calling themselves “Revolutionary Right Forces” gathered on Maidan to mark the second anniversary of the revolution.

    "The Maidan participants, dissatisfied with the consequences of the Maidan, took to the Maidan. The Maidan leaders opposed the Maidan and immediately arrested several Maidan participants for organizing the Maidan. However, soon all the Maidan participants against the Maidan were released for their services on the Maidan."
    I.I. Nikitchuk
    1. PValery53
      PValery53 2 March 2016 01: 30 New
      +2
      Deeply maidanisto.
  16. atamankko
    atamankko 1 March 2016 21: 59 New
    +2
    Some incomprehensible verbiage.
  17. tomcat117
    tomcat117 1 March 2016 22: 06 New
    +1
    "This is how we scared Putin (Salon, USA)"

    ... that they themselves crap
  18. novel68rus
    novel68rus 1 March 2016 22: 06 New
    0
    nevertheless, our media has been enthusiastically telling for two years how the steam shi regime is cracking at the seams and hunger and cold at Svidomo .. however, there was no default there. steam sha is still making sweets and shouting sala to Ukraine .. leave them alone already .. they themselves deserve their government .. their problems chtoli few? they will not be allowed to starve to death from the IMF until there is a Nazi and anti-Russian government .. until the people throw them themselves then it will be like that .. and it seems to the people there that FSU. everything .. apathy in people .. soldier
    1. n.kolesnichenko
      n.kolesnichenko 1 March 2016 22: 41 New
      +1
      Non-payment of the state debt of the Russian Federation - is a LEGAL default !!!
  19. Grave of B. Cross2
    Grave of B. Cross2 1 March 2016 22: 14 New
    +4
    "Forbes magazine published the anniversary rating of the world's billionaires. The richest of Russians, the publication named the co-owner of Sibur and Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson.
    © RIA "Novosti"
    Co-owner of Sibur and Novatek Leonid Mikhelson named the richest of Russians in a new ranking of billionaires published by American Forbes on Tuesday, March 1. In the global Forbes ranking of billionaires, Michelson took 60th place.
    QUOTE
    The publication estimated Michelson's fortune at $ 14,4 billion. In last year's ranking, the businessman was seventh. Since then, according to Forbes, he has increased his fortune by $ 2,7 billion. "
    "The sixth explosion occurred at the emergency Vorkuta mine
    Moscow. March 1. INTERFAX.RU - Another explosion occurred at the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told Interfax. "
    Conclusion: one stolen billions, and the other death in the rubble. And what did this Michelson do for the country, except that he deprived the people of his property? But sooner or later it will end. The people will take it back. Or the country will take it back.
  20. fzr1000
    fzr1000 1 March 2016 22: 20 New
    +3
    Something I'm worried, because the usual journalistic article evokes a lack of attention among some.
  21. faterdom
    faterdom 1 March 2016 22: 22 New
    +4
    Crimea, which is supposed to become the center of the projection of force into a very interesting geostrategic region, just about, from February to March the 14th almost fell into the hands of the chief, this is the most coveted and long-term prize - suddenly radically changed its sign by minus 180. For the elite world entertainers.
    Hence the squeal of hysteria. This is a loss.
    For the States - after Vietnam, perhaps the largest.
  22. Fonmeg
    Fonmeg 1 March 2016 22: 32 New
    +7
    And at this time, star-striped get in one place:
    The vaunted US naval forces have been fighting in hysteria for several days. While US generals threatened with fists in the direction of Russia, promised to break rags Bashar Assad and frightened Eastern European hedgehog NATO expansion to the suburbs, they broke into savory pinchischa on the most tolerant place of a man's body entirely on the other side.

    Under the Ukrainian-Syrian noise, the unflappable Chinese calmly deployed their latest J-11 and JH-7 fighters on Woody Island in the Strait of Malacca, which until yesterday was considered a disputed territory. In addition to Chinese aviation, star-striped intelligence spotted several missile defense systems and a high-frequency radar there.

    The scale of what happened will become clearer if we recall that the Strait of Malacca has about the same value for world shipping as the Panama and Suez Canals. This is the main sea route from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific and vice versa. Each year, about 50 thousand ships pass through it, providing up to a quarter of all shipping on planet Earth. Based on this, one can also assess the military-strategic significance of the strait, which is now controlled by polite Chinese pilots and rocketeers.
    1. Weyland
      Weyland 2 March 2016 00: 58 New
      +1
      Quote: Fonmeg
      The Strait of Malacca has about the same value for world shipping as the Panama and Suez Canals. This is the main sea route from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific and vice versa. Each year, about 50 thousand ships pass through it, providing up to a quarter of all shipping on planet Earth. Based on this, one can also assess the military-strategic significance of the strait, which is now controlled by polite Chinese pilots and rocketeers.


      Well done, the Chinese! It is high time! Because the Strait of Malacca, unlike the Suez and Panama, last two thousand years is one of the most pirated oceans ...
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  23. bashkort
    bashkort 1 March 2016 22: 35 New
    +3
    An article with more text from TV commercials: the American brain simply won’t accept
  24. Jogr1945
    Jogr1945 1 March 2016 22: 52 New
    -5
    I don’t understand what the USA’s failure consists of: NATO forces are bombing along the perimeter, too, nobody gave consent to this, oil has fallen, living standards are falling behind it, taxes are rising. We are surrounded by enemies! They tell us openly -Shut up! -How does it mean the failure of the United States? -Where is he? Did this fail?
    1. faterdom
      faterdom 1 March 2016 23: 27 New
      +9
      All these troops stand on credit, in the next trillion non-existent dollars, which must somehow be resolved at someone else's expense. They wanted for ours, and after -Chinese. Kicking us out of the Crimea is a very important detail of this plan, like ISIS, having consumed Syria set on our Caucasus and Central Asia.
      And believe me, there is no time - a very strong economic and political badabum looms, in comparison with which the Great Depression will seem quite a good time to itself. And for these trillions, a golden billion must pay its own ass, which will be spent on them ... l.
      Not us.
      This is the dilemma. For them.
      But for us it should not be.
  25. gg.na
    gg.na 1 March 2016 23: 29 New
    0
    Kudy teper cha what to run ?! Where to look for shelter ??! winked Stra-a-a-aaaaashno belay already horror !!! So comrade Vladimir Vladimirovich, be afraid, ha ha ha; now, partners damned you. Gee gee !! wassat Damn, they just really want to intimidate all of someone especially RUSSIA and our president! Yes, figushki said zayushka !!! lol
  26. Jogr1945
    Jogr1945 1 March 2016 23: 34 New
    -9
    You are fools! -Blind fools! -Already the whole country resembles a frying pan in which oil is poured -We will fry us right now and you don’t see it !!! - I read your comments and just fool, really, history hasn’t taught you anything !!! - Fools didn’t perish in the war — people with thoughts in their heads — and conscience — perish on it! -And you have nothing besides arrogant arrogance — open your eyes !! - You will soon be fryed as smokers start !!
    1. Dezinto
      Dezinto 1 March 2016 23: 39 New
      10
      What happened? Who is the blind man? Who are the fools? What is happening? Who to fry? Where to run?

      I am horrified of course. But I don’t understand what to do. Bulk to the presidency?
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      2. bk316
        bk316 2 March 2016 00: 16 New
        +1
        100500
        I would also write
        AAA !!! We all will die now!
        They go !!!!

        In particular, I liked the fact that fools do not die in war.
        Stealth? Dynamic protection? I'm lost ...
    2. fzr1000
      fzr1000 2 March 2016 01: 45 New
      0
      And they won’t start you?
    3. SklochPensioner
      SklochPensioner 2 March 2016 05: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: Jogr1945
      I read your comments and just fool


      This is obviously a fact!
      And not too lazy you were "registered" on this site, dear?
  27. de naturat
    de naturat 2 March 2016 04: 04 New
    0
    time will tell...
  28. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 2 March 2016 04: 24 New
    +2
    In Ukraine, there is no national idea and national unity. One is continuous clans, groups, groups, militants and rabble. Therefore, there for a very, very long time people in power will simply fill their pockets and that's it. This is a whole lost generation.
  29. PKK
    PKK 2 March 2016 04: 38 New
    0
    Maybe someone is interested, who scared whom, and who was scared. But I’m more interested in the fact that 20 lemons of money will be allocated to the Patriotic work among the population until the 175th year. It’s interesting how many kopecks will reach our Patriot, and if the VO resource promised to trace cash flow and what are the positive results?
  30. dvg1959
    dvg1959 2 March 2016 05: 39 New
    0
    Ukraine is an artificially created, or rather, an illegal state. Over the course of its entire existence, it has never been an independent state and will never be an independent state. It is most logical to assume that in the end it will completely cease to exist. There is no Ukraine - no problems.
  31. SklochPensioner
    SklochPensioner 2 March 2016 05: 43 New
    0
    From the article: "In this column, we have been rooting for the American failure in Ukraine since the very first forecast, which came out in the spring of 2014. It finally became clear how brilliant that forecast was."

    P. Smith, it seems, is sincerely worried (sick) for American foreign policy. Sorry.
  32. beech
    beech 2 March 2016 06: 07 New
    0
    The biggest threat to peace is NOT ISIS! The biggest threat to US peace is the well-conspired Fascism! The USA creates and spreads terrorist organizations around the world preventing people from living in peace and prosperity!
  33. individual
    individual 2 March 2016 06: 39 New
    0
    Quote:
    "No ideological components, as the Obama White House likes to say."

    Nothing of what happened to them. Bummer.
    Everything, as in life:
    "Vodka without beer - money down the drain"!
  34. Mihalich17
    Mihalich17 2 March 2016 06: 51 New
    0
    As a citizen of Russia, I want to say that I regret that we in the USSR lived with this Ukrainian scum, that we, in the recent history of Russia, helped Ukraine and considered it a fraternal country. Ukraine - scum, Ukraine. Ukraine must die and disappear.
  35. Mestny
    Mestny 2 March 2016 09: 28 New
    -1
    Quote: Dr. Bormental
    It's strange ... you write without mistakes, put the commas in the right place, and "you lose your thought on the fifth line" ... something doesn't add up

    Maybe because it is written in the style of "America is losing"? We have a mass of citizens who are unable to read about this without tears.
    Some won’t eat, let’s just write about Russia about how bad it is. And here I just could not read.
  36. prousakov
    prousakov 2 March 2016 11: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: Talker
    "Many Americans love Russia"
    Still, before the collapse of the USSR, loans in the United States were issued at 16% per annum or more, and after the collapse at 1% or less. The farmer loves his cows very much.
    I think many will not understand, but for those who are interested to understand, look here.

    I absolutely agree with Valentin Katasonov!
    However, the Russians are being harassed, harassed, but in the end EVERYTHING WILL BE REDUCED!
  37. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 2 March 2016 11: 47 New
    0
    Quote: Pravdarm
    Let them think they are smarter than us.
    Putin explains the essence of the game to Obama laughing
  38. DimerVladimer
    DimerVladimer 2 March 2016 12: 16 New
    0
    Not a week has passed - since the publication in INOSMI, how the article appeared here - well, well - the efficiency is better
  39. Ros 56
    Ros 56 2 March 2016 14: 57 New
    0
    Directly according to Vysotsky - "frightful, already horrible." They scare us, but they themselves have full pants.
  40. Aristide
    Aristide 2 March 2016 17: 44 New
    0
    Bravo, Patrick Smith! Finally, a sober vision of the US "policy" on the Ukrainian issue. For a long period of time, both the United States and its European partners from the EU do not want to admit their disgusting, inept regulation of the Ukrainian economic process. Or, if they wanted such a result, then they can be congratulated - the state of Ukraine has been successfully destroyed! Suddenly, unexpectedly, the ghost of a black hole state appeared in Europe! And, as you know, a black hole absorbs everything that is near it. Well, Europe, you are next to a black hole! What will you do to save yourself from her?
  41. Yuri V
    Yuri V 3 March 2016 08: 40 New
    +1
    There is a good anecdote about a hero and a cave ... let's remember ... "TO FIGHT SO FUCK HU. AND IN JO. YOU SHOULD .....................
  42. Old warrior
    Old warrior 3 March 2016 11: 08 New
    0
    The main advantage of Ukraine is the stupid bydlo that can always be thrown into the battle against Russia.
  43. Old old
    Old old 3 March 2016 22: 48 New
    +1
    The author forgot to put the word "scared" in quotes.
  44. complete zero
    complete zero 4 March 2016 08: 08 New
    0
    Quote: derik1970
    Another Petya will come and everything will be repeated in a circle. This "soon" will not come soon! Ukrainians will exhaust the nerves of the whole world for a long time to come, and now they have reached Mongolia with claims for compensation for the occupation. hi

    yes about Mongolia it’s a chatter (our propaganda) you shouldn’t really believe it because it’s stupid no matter what the authorities are independent ... but the story of the Mongols on a Russian throw
  45. vkfriendly
    vkfriendly 4 March 2016 09: 49 New
    0
    Quote: Baikonur
    And on the other Poroshenko in Kiev, is fighting for his own political survival
    And physical !!! One hell on them with the NYuHami will hang everything! Their "testicles" shrank into peas and hung over the abyss! He is already thumping with grief and fear of the upcoming reward:

    I heard that offal has diabetes of the second stage, as if therefore it does not thump often, otherwise it starts to sausage.