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Russophobia, NATO and the United States (Vaše věc, Czech Republic)

Russophobia, NATO and the United States (Vaše věc, Czech Republic)

The roots of Russophobia can be found in the military events of the XIX century. This, above all, about the period of the Crimean War, which ended with the Paris Peace Treaty 1856 of the year. This war also marked the end of European unity of powers in world politics. Subsequent events led Europe to the beginning of the First World War, which brutally "walked" around the world.

Since then, Russophobia in the Anglo-American space, and then in much of the Western world in general, has become a political obsession. Geopolitics contributed to its spread, which explains the functioning of the world on a simplified formal basis of individual geographical spatial characteristics of countries, and describes their relations as a struggle between sea and land powers.

In the background of this dubious idea is the idea that in reality there are only two states that are maritime powers: before it was Great Britain, and in the XNUMXth century (primarily after World War II) - only the USA. Indirect evidence of the use of this "theory" up to today is a large flotilla US aircraft carriers that are armed with ten such vessels with a displacement of more than 100 thousand tons.

The eleventh is scheduled to be commissioned this year, but these plans are threatened by various technical problems. To call an aircraft carrier an instrument of defense that the United States, which is “under threat”, is necessary for safety, can only be amateur or ignorant, who in the circles of “para-analysts” in the field of international relations and security, including in Slovakia, are complete.

All other modern and past powers - Russia (and the former USSR), France, Germany, the PRC (China), the Ottoman Empire and others - according to such geopolitics were and remain only land powers. And although the geopolitical "theory" is popular in many countries, its interpretation is ultimately always aimed at justifying the fact that it is the United States that has the potential to own the world.

Another wave of Russophobia was anti-Sovietism, which saw in Soviet policy the continuation of Russian imperial policy (even despite conspiracy theories that Germany and other Western countries with their money were behind the 1917 revolutions, and the Bolsheviks were only puppets in their hands). After this wave, the world was once again waiting for a big war. It is now increasingly concealed that Europe was the main battlefield, and the heaviest burden of fighting fell on the shoulders of the USSR. Forget about the fact that Japan, an ally of Germany, committed the most brutal crimes against China. It is sad to observe hysterical Russophobia in Poland or, even worse, in Ukraine and in the Baltic republics. This Russophobia is associated with open propaganda of the fascist successors.

A small wave of Russophobia connected with anti-Sovietism (and anti-communism) was raised by the administration of US President R. Reagan in the 80s of the last century. And although the USSR collapsed, it did not happen because of Russophobia or anti-Sovietism. True to assert that the modern structure of the world is fairer, better and safer than the one that was, is no longer possible.

For a while, it seemed that Russophobia sank into oblivion. However, after the speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a security conference in Munich in February 2007, a new wave of Russophobia rose. It grew significantly after the start of the Ukrainian crisis and the operation of the Russian Air Force in Syria in response to the request of the President of this country, Bashar Assad.

The first violin in the spread of modern Russophobia is the United States and NATO. Calling Russia a threat to the United States, America only finds its boundless despair over the gradual loss of positions in world politics, and this is the reason for the dangerous US desire to create chaos in which everything would be lost.

Statements by the Secretary of Defense and the US Secretary of State on this topic are literally schizophrenic: on the one hand, these are talks about the Russian military threat to the United States, and on the other, the European members of NATO are convinced that they should not be afraid of “evil Russians” because Washington is expanding its military presence in Europe.

To the words of generals and representatives of the military-industrial complex about the lack of modernity and inefficiency of US weapons, we are not surprised at all: they pour water on the mill of the financial crisis of Washington and the world ruled by the dollar.

Interesting are the statements of NATO representatives, first of all, its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. An analysis of these sayings showed that they also show political duality of the soul: NATO is strong enough to repel a Russian attack, the planning of which, however, cannot be proved. But at the same time, as if in passing, they add that Russia will be considered, because without it (and the recognition of its interests) security in Europe cannot be achieved.

Similar statements are echoed by the head of the NATO Military Committee, Czech General Pavel, who sees the Russian threat behind every hill and scaffold and believes that nuclear weapon. In this scenario, fit the recent sayings of the new commander of the US troops in Europe, General Scaparotti, who at the same time holds the post of commander-in-chief of NATO allied forces in Europe. A resurgent Russia allegedly threatens NATO, and restraining Russian aggression becomes a priority.

In the difficult period that the EU and the whole of Europe are experiencing today, we recall that in the European stories Russophobia never led to anything good, and the problems always only exacerbated. The result was increased tensions that undermined economic and political stability on the continent. Does any of the leaders of the EU come to their senses, even if the United States and NATO have a different opinion?
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  1. t118an
    t118an 1 June 2016 21: 37
    "In the difficult period that the EU and all of Europe are going through today, let us remember that in European history, Russophobia has never led to anything good, and the problems have always only worsened." ......

    Exactly. And if we expand this topic more broadly, we must remember that Russophobia eventually led to the next "Drang nah osten", after which the Russian troops once again ended up in Paris or Berlin. History teaches them nothing.
    It seems to me that the problem is that the Anglo-Saxons have NEVER in their history felt a real war on their territory. The early wars of the Middle Ages did not count; then nations did not yet have a common and complete identity. The British still with horror recall the German raids of the 1st, and especially the 2nd World War. Yes, there were bombings, but the cities completely lying in ruins of the Anglo-Saxons never saw, as well as the enemy troops on its territory, etc. It is somehow not good and not very fair that the main arsonists of the war have lived so effeminately over the past 200 years. What about the USA? Hurricane Katrina very clearly showed how average Americans react to disasters on their territory. They are simply not ready for this, from the word at all.
  2. Lieutenant Izhe
    Lieutenant Izhe 1 June 2016 21: 40
    Yes, roll them in the drawbar with their "Russophobia"!
    We DO NOT NEED to rip the shirt on our chest trying to prove how "we are good"))
    They start after ... our ragged shirts "treat us" with your "democracy and tolerance"
    They, too, are afraid of Americans and do EVERYTHING to please them, taking their worldview as a basis ...
    Americans are condescending to these obsequious "deflections".
    We need (at the diplomacy level)) to apply the APPROPRIATE direct and rigid rhetoric, like ..
    "Sha evrosyavki Uncle Sam! We ourselves - with a mustache!"
    and so on. the new vocabulary hybrid frigid war (C)
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 2 June 2016 00: 40
      I totally agree. Russophobia has been and will continue to be the basis of the policy of Western countries towards Russia. Explain why the Russians are "bad" they are not able to, it's just this style of politics, and in relation to everyone. It's high time to stop making excuses and proving that we are not like that, anyway, no one pays attention to this. We need to bend our line, without looking at the public opinion of the West, it will not change for the better anyway. As history shows, everyone respects only strength, you can't prove anything with good, we don't live in a fairy tale.
  3. 31rus2
    31rus2 1 June 2016 21: 42
    Dear, as soon as Russia or the USSR became strong in any respect, this same Russophobia always appeared, maybe it was called something else: the communist threat, the expansion of the empire, etc., all this was under a different sauce and always Russia (USSR) fought this "war" alone, so my dear ones do not need to consider themselves to be heroes, or you think it was easier before, the confrontation lasted for centuries and, alas, there is no end in sight. that really can flare up from the slightest spark, that's what they are afraid of (soberly assess), but this is just not even a beginning, but an attempt to start a new relationship
  4. Monos
    Monos 1 June 2016 21: 46
    The roots of Russophobia can be found in the military events of the XIX century. It is, first of all, about the period of the Crimean War, which ended with the Paris Peace Treaty of 1856 of the year.

    Come on ! Here's a caricature of the 18 century on Suvorov. But how could the Czech know about this?
  5. nik-karata
    nik-karata 1 June 2016 21: 47
    S.V. Lavrov !!! Indeed, the generation of these generals of NATA and the presidents and prime ministers of all countries know how the psychoses of their ancestors ended. The mind goes beyond the mind than they think. It is clear how the new epic may end. They will snap it off again. Maybe this is masochism?
  6. masiya
    masiya 1 June 2016 21: 48
    And what a great picture, OUR ONE BEAR is against all this shobla of the Europeans, anyway we gave them a request there .. In Crimea, especially the British were killed many noble, now we collect English buttons in the collection, and there are many French, then only the Fritz climbed .. ... and from them there was a lot of different crap in the Crimea, and cartridges and cartridges and helmets and all that’s interesting .. that’s what’s the story ... there’s nothing from the Ukrainians .. strange ...
  7. Yak28
    Yak28 1 June 2016 21: 50
    The roots of Russophobia lies in the fact that many states do not accept the fact that such a small number of people live on such a vast territory.
  8. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 1 June 2016 21: 53
    And as usual - a herd, a crowd, an alliance. And as usual - snot.
    And on a new one.
    But when will it come? fool Whoever comes to us with a sword is from us on crutches. request
    There are no other options.
  9. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 1 June 2016 21: 54
    Yes, all the same "eyes" slowly but open! As venereologists say: - "Five minutes of emotional euphoria, sometimes it takes years of treatment!"
  10. Aleksander
    Aleksander 1 June 2016 22: 01
    The roots of Russophobia can be found in the military events of the XIX century. It is, first of all, about the period of the Crimean War, which ended with the Paris Peace Treaty of 1856 of the year. This war also marked the end of European unity of powers in world politics.

    And before that, they loved Russia?
    But I also consider the Crimean War a starting point and a reason all subsequent wars in Europe, including the WWII.
  11. esaul1950
    esaul1950 1 June 2016 22: 18
    Quote: Anglorussian
    the first American flew into space
    Well, it’s not quite right. They consider the Second World War as a war in the Pacific Ocean. And they know that Gagarin was the first, and they also remember the satellite. (What did Paradise Bradbury write about this?). Is there much in common between the American and Russian people? They had a wild west, we have a colonization of the east. Their nation is a melting cat from the peoples of the world, and ours is a melting pot of Eurasia. Indians? And where are the indigenous peoples of Siberia and the North? And the natural confrontation. Just think, doesn’t it remind you of anything?

    All the indigenous peoples of Siberia and the North are in place, but where are millions of Indians ???
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 1 June 2016 22: 43
      It’s enough to be a cat Leopold! For some reason, Jesuit thoughts come into my head. God forbid, of course. belay But, if, purely hypothetically, a small kernel at NATO bases in Turkey, Romania and at headquarters in Brussels, the Americans will not get involved (for I'm afraid of a war on their territory), a shock in Europe! But NATO will be a complete paragraph! The world will change at once. But, after all, they provoke it! am
    2. Anglorussian
      Anglorussian 1 June 2016 22: 46
      where are millions of Indians ???
      They live in America. They are no less than the native Siberians .. Moreover, they live well, their state supports where it is possible. With such support, the Russians would all become millionaires. But they love the fire water, and they favor the killing (read the police reports). Like Maori, it’s practically a tribe of criminals. And blame the Europeans for this in 2016 already somehow not comme il faut ...
      1. RUSIVAN
        RUSIVAN 2 June 2016 00: 33
        You are a stupid person. Of course you live and that they cut their veins on themselves, they all take root, BUT DO NOT KIND FROM THE HISTORY OF FACTS and how they got there they certainly know that they didn’t voluntarily, and our Siberian peoples lived even better than some were deprived of nothing ...
        1. Red_Hamer
          Red_Hamer 2 June 2016 03: 47
          A thought crept in, or maybe it's not unknown on our TV Michael? laughing
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    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 1 June 2016 22: 53
      Just think, another breakthrough. Let them present this decision to a London court laughing
      So I want to borrow, and then declare the creditor "a bad person", and on this basis, the debt is not repaid!
  13. sabakina
    sabakina 1 June 2016 22: 36
    As long as we are one, we .... We have been living for 1000 years, which means we are one. There were moments in history, but what to do is life. And someone else abruptly created this zest.
    In short, while we are one, we are not victorious.

    I stumbled upon the second video by accident, but was very happy for the youth ...
  14. atamankko
    atamankko 1 June 2016 23: 25
    Weak in the fray always sought support
    and found her among the weaker ones
    but having their own opinion and power
    taken in hostility by all the jackals of the world.
  15. Mestny
    Mestny 1 June 2016 23: 26
    Quote: Yak28
    The roots of Russophobia lies in the fact that many states do not accept the fact that such a small number of people live on such a vast territory.

    Not at all.
    They are that on such a vast territory there are so many different things, and it still does not work to get the whole thing - those who live there interfere. In this case, we Russians.
    As it is in the anecdote - "the United States discovered another state over its oil reserves."
  16. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 1 June 2016 23: 27
    In the difficult period that the EU and the whole of Europe are going through today, we recall that in European history Russophobia has never led to anything good, and problems have always only worsened. The result was an increase in tensions that undermined economic and political stability on the continent. Will at least one of the leaders of the EU think, even if the US and NATO are of a different opinion?
    in the world of insects there is such a reptile that can deprive the will of its prey. and in the worlds of people there is such a country ...
    not bitten can and move, if the fear of being bitten does not prevail.
    the rest has the fate of being eaten.
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt 1 June 2016 23: 37
      Mom to dad - explain to your son where the children come from at least insects as an example. laughing And what would our ancestors do without bed bugs, from which they had to get up early? laughing
  17. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 2 June 2016 00: 19
    So this is how everyone understands what is happening in this evil world that has become evil. Look how everything in the best possible way painted the Slovak. And it turns out that the world created by the aggressive USA will not change on its own, as Russia is opposed to the vile, crappy country of Russia. We cannot concede only because Russia will not remain after the concessions. We, Russia, are so lucky that the United States, due to the nearness of some US officials, only plundered us, but left us to fall apart even in those recent 90s of the XNUMXth century. And may God grant health, strength and good luck to our president in order to save Russia, apply political will and, together with the government, reform the economy to meet the country's needs.
  18. iouris
    iouris 2 June 2016 00: 28
    "Russophobia" is not psychology. Behind the situation around Russia is not a "phobia", but a completely material interest of certain financial and industrial circles. The world is ruled by TNCs, hunger, fear and horror. Since there are virtually no Russian TNCs, and fear has largely been lost, one tool remains - horror.
  19. Cosmonaut
    Cosmonaut 2 June 2016 01: 09
    I am a beginner, although I have been reading this site for a long time!
    Here, for a long time "psychology", from different sides! (IMHO!).
    I am a reserve officer, but I still "laugh out of laughter" in this circus !!! A bunch of inspectors, training, etc. etc. ... and the knowledge of the staff about BG, which is close to a minimum, it all comes down to the postulate - "when they let go home"! And heaps, heaps of papers !!!!
    For those who are in the field (sea, air), these papers will not help, the deadline has expired (according to control, those who know will understand), but they will complete the tasks, regardless of what !!!
    Off topic, sorry ....;)
    PS. add!;) Many abstruse (at least for me) comments !!!
    "Academics" ??? Then why, your ideas are here, not in the General Staff ???!;)
    Why, these "innovative" ideas do not affect the material interests of certain financial and industrial circles, maybe because they are useless ???!
  20. wandlitz
    wandlitz 2 June 2016 04: 48
    The roots of Russophobia grow out of envy of our resources and dissatisfaction with our strength.
    They do not like the strong, but simply ignore the weak.
    We are not ignored ... And it pleases.
    "They are afraid, so they respect" is a favorite expression of the deputy commander of the 302th mechanized infantry division, Stolyar T.K.
  21. Wolka
    Wolka 2 June 2016 05: 51
    it’s well written, on the whole, the author’s line of thought is correct, the historical ties are chosen well, in general, you don’t have to go far, all of this is with Marx and Engels, read it again and see for yourself, once again you will be convinced of the economic background of all international politics, Russophobia is only nice an invented tool, imposed on the world by Western tycoons in achieving their goals of world domination ... and as for the American aircraft carriers, our calibers from the moment of demonstration of their use in Syria made them pathetic pelvis ...
  22. Dim Bes
    Dim Bes 2 June 2016 07: 18
    Quote: Anglorussian
    And where are the indigenous peoples of Siberia and the North?

    Where are the indigenous peoples? Yes, for the most part they live in the same place as before. Naturally, some drank themselves, some left. Probably much lower birth rate than before. Probably. However, for some reason, commissions from the UN come and try to learn from experience, how is it that they conquered and conquered the "aborigines", and they not only did not disappear, but also their culture, and, my God, they preserved their national languages. So, little respected, leave your liberal "grin" to the inhabitants of London and some other dear estates. No luck to you.