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Our impulsive foreign policy establishment (The American Conservative, USA)

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Our impulsive foreign policy establishment (The American Conservative, USA)



Roughly, the Department of State 50 employees signed a memo, urging President Obama to launch air and rocket attacks on Syria, which is under the control of Bashar Assad’s regime.

"Reasonable use of air weapons and long-range weapons, they argue, would strengthen the US foreign policy, focusing and consolidating its efforts. ”

In short, to support our diplomats and show that we are not joking, we should start bombing the Syrian army.

And this is despite the fact that Syria did not attack us at all. And the US Congress has not yet declared war on Damascus and did not approve of military actions. Why are these hawks sure that Obama will seek the authority to unleash the war in Syria?

A state that considers the Constitution, which endowed Congress with the exclusive right to declare wars, purely recommendatory? Wasn’t the Nazis in Nuremberg condemned for starting a war?

If American bombs and rockets still hail down Damascus, to the great joy of the latter-day Washington Pattons, what will we do when Assad's allies Iran and Hezbollah decide to settle accounts with American diplomats, as it did in Benghazi? What will we do if Syrian rockets and Russian fighters start shooting down our planes?
(George Smith Patton - one of the main generals of the American headquarters of the Second World War, took an active part in the campaigns in France, North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany - approx. Lane.)

To declare war on Hezbollah, Iran and Russia?

Imagine that the American raids broke the Syrian regime and that Assad fled. Who will fill the power vacuum in Damascus, if not the most inveterate terrorists like “An-Nusra” or ISIS (terrorist organizations banned in the Russian Federation)?

And if the ISIL first come into Damascus and start cutting Alawite and Christians, will we have to send our army to help them?

According to the director of the CIA, John Brennan (John Brennan), ISIS is expanding its influence in Europe and America. How justified in such a situation is to attack from the air the Syrian regime and the Syrian army, which today remain the last line of defense between ISIS and Damascus?

Does anyone even imagine what this is fraught with?

Throughout the Middle East, wherever we got involved - in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria - people continue to suffer and die, and we ourselves inevitably fall into the trap.

Maybe already enough to fight in this godforsaken region?

Last week, Russian planes attacked the Syrian rebels, whom we trained and armed, targeting Assad.

And John Kerry (John Kerry) said: "Russia must understand that our patience is not unlimited." But why did we have to arm the bandits against Assad?

And who will come in his place? The alliance between Moscow and Damascus has decades. Syria provides Russia with a military base in the Mediterranean. Vladimir Putin supports the Syrian regime in a difficult moment of civil war, and this support is completely legal.

But our policy, by contrast, looks dubious.

Where is Obama got the right to arm the rebels to eliminate unwanted regimes? Maybe this is approved by Congress? Or is this another mission of the CIA in the framework of the “Democracy Project”?

Yes, why do we need to clean up Assad?

US foreign policy seems ill-conceived, reactionary, impulsive.

Last week, 31 000 NATO soldiers conducted exercises in Poland and the Baltic States, near the border with Russia.

German Tanks rolled to Poland for the first time since 1945.

In addition, we plan to deploy four NATO battalions there (American, British, German and, probably, Canadian, since the French and Italians have already refused to participate in our military games).

How would we have responded if 31, a thousand Russian, Chinese, Cuban, Iranian and North Korean soldiers, conducted an exercise near El Paso or Brownsville, Texas?

How would we react if each of these countries deployed a battalion in Mexico to prevent another American intervention, which General Pershing, nicknamed “Blackjack”, had already rolled up in 1916 year?

Yes, the Americans would simply have enough apoplexy.

So some Europeans are not experiencing enthusiasm for confrontation with Moscow either.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called the NATO exercises "incitement" and "saber rattling." “Anyone who believes that symbolic tank parades on the eastern border of the alliance strengthen security is wrong. Oh, and we shouldn't have come up with excuses for the new old confrontation, ”he added.

Not only the Steinmeier Social Democratic Party has fears of a new cold war with Russia. The Left Party, too, and even the Euro-skeptic populists from Alternative for Germany, who generally want to be closer to Russia and away from the United States.


This month we sent the destroyer USS Porter to the Black Sea. And for what? Here, US Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, said that in order to “prevent potential aggression.”

NATO discusses the possibility of creating a joint fleet in the Black Sea, however, Bulgaria, one of the four member countries in the region, is not going to participate.

Meanwhile, the European Union recently decided to extend sanctions against Russia for annexing Crimea and supporting separatists in Ukraine.

Donald Trump (Donald Trump) said that NATO is a “scam”, “a mine stretch for the Third World War”, and the Alliance is “obsolete” in general. But Hillary Clinton (Hillary Clinton) compared the actions of Putin in Ukraine with the actions of Hitler in Germany, the beginning of 1930's.

Want four years of collisions with nuclear Russia?

Vote for Hillary!
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 23 June 2016 15: 26
    +55
    50 State Department employees sign memorandum urging President Obama to launch air and rocket attacks on Syria

    Not that fifty shooter from Orlando decided ..
    1. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 23 June 2016 15: 59
      +9
      The one you need. I just forgot to tell a friend about this fifty ...
    2. Cheshire
      Cheshire 23 June 2016 16: 14
      +4
      Not that fifty shooter from Orlando decided ..

      And I'm not sure that this fifty is better. By all indications, they are still pi **** si. am
      1. Temples
        Temples 23 June 2016 16: 32
        +4
        Vote for Hillary!


        Your division!
        Yes, we can neither vote for Hillary, nor for Trump.

        Benchmark bench press in the SGA.
        Afraid of Babu Duru laughing
      2. Blondy
        Blondy 24 June 2016 03: 22
        +3
        It’s interesting, what if this State Department’s fifty thinks of striking a blow to Russia (well, they will not be able to put up with Putin, or anyone else)? The blow, after all, will be delivered from Europe and Europeans will not be asked, and the answer will fly there. About Poland and Romania, even their citizens (possibly the remaining ones) will become clear. It will also become clear to other European countries, well, maybe not so unambiguously (and there will be more citizens left). In my opinion, with such a fairly unambiguous prospect, Europeans already now make sense to think about the priority of threats.
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 23 June 2016 16: 42
      +6
      Behold at the root! Assad is a mediator, and the goal is the Russian Federation and Putin. Let us squeeze the Americans in Syria, then their "rating" will never rise. The whole World is watching, but someone knows exactly how it will end, and they are with us. laughing
    4. Pavel1
      Pavel1 23 June 2016 17: 23
      +1
      so we prepared for war, but as ours, will we shoot down American planes? Maybe it's time to run in a series of puff and mig35?
    5. Svidetel 45
      Svidetel 45 26 June 2016 13: 39
      +1
      It would be nice if that one.
    6. Jackking
      Jackking 26 June 2016 13: 49
      0
      Although, judging by the actions, the orientation is exactly that :)
  2. Altona
    Altona 23 June 2016 15: 30
    +17
    Oh, it is beautifully written, zaboristo, as I like. And everything is exactly on the topic, in the "top ten". I just admired the syllable.
    1. volot-voin
      volot-voin 23 June 2016 15: 43
      +9
      Quote: Altona
      Oh, it is beautifully written, zaboristo, as I like. And everything is exactly on the topic, in the "top ten". I just admired the syllable.

      Everything is correct. We stand, do not fall. We are Russians, Russia is. And the S-400 and the latest electronic warfare was not in vain brought to Syria. Not ours, so long ago they would have bombed Syria. And NATO does not bombard it, not because Obama is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, but because they are afraid of us.
      1. kumaxa
        kumaxa 26 June 2016 06: 02
        0
        that’s not an eyebrow.
    2. reservist
      reservist 23 June 2016 15: 44
      +4
      Quote: Altona
      Oh beautifully written ...
    3. fennekRUS
      fennekRUS 23 June 2016 17: 41
      +5
      Quote: Altona
      Oh beautifully written, picky

      Moreover, consistently and reasonably. Not a drop of "water". One can feel the intelligence and good education.
    4. gladcu2
      gladcu2 23 June 2016 18: 38
      +1
      Altona

      Between the lines you need to read.

      Trump, from the Republican Party. Its platform is to tell the truth, on which it takes advantage.

      Article from conservatives. They saw that they were losing and took what? They took Trump's platform. But vote for Hillary.

      Clear?
      1. Yuri Y.
        Yuri Y. 23 June 2016 19: 18
        +3
        Quote: gladcu2
        But vote for Hillary.

        No, this is sarcasm.
        But Hillary Clinton compared Putin’s actions in Ukraine with Hitler’s actions in Germany in the early 1930s.
        Want four years of collisions with nuclear Russia?
        Vote for Hillary!
      2. Altona
        Altona 23 June 2016 21: 44
        +2
        Quote: gladcu2
        Altona

        Between the lines you need to read.

        Trump, from the Republican Party. Its platform is to tell the truth, on which it takes advantage.

        Article from conservatives. They saw that they were losing and took what? They took Trump's platform. But vote for Hillary.

        Clear?

        --------------------
        Are you laughing chtoli? Patrick Buchanan is a far-right, Republican ideologue. The ending of his article means that "dude Hillary will give you problems", that is, the Third World War.
        1. 97110
          97110 26 June 2016 06: 45
          0
          Quote: Altona
          The ending of his article means that "dude Hillary will give you problems", that is, the Third World

          Canadians don’t understand this. It can be seen that the share of Ukrainian blood in the population exceeded the maximum allowable and the process took on an irreversible character. Also, French-speaking Quebec ... Yes, I feel sorry for the country.
    5. Tusv
      Tusv 23 June 2016 21: 19
      0
      Quote: Altona
      Oh, it is beautifully written, zaboristo, as I like. And everything is exactly on the topic, in the "top ten". I just admired the syllable.

      Straight, as in the textbook on Public Relations. Item Settlement from a competitor
  3. Dark
    Dark 23 June 2016 15: 30
    +4
    Probably have to dig out an ax of war! We’ll beat it gently, but it hurts!
    1. Altona
      Altona 23 June 2016 15: 32
      +9
      Quote: Dark
      Probably have to dig out an ax of war!

      -------------------
      God forbid! We have no underground axes for a long time ...
      1. Temples
        Temples 23 June 2016 16: 37
        +5
        We have potatoes and carrots in our land!

        This is what a moron you need to be in order to bury the axes!
        These are American event axes to dig and dig.

        When someone who doesn’t need an ax on the farm, our service man cooks porridge from it! laughing
    2. Ramzaj99
      Ramzaj99 23 June 2016 17: 33
      +2
      Quote: Dark
      Probably have to dig out an ax of war! We’ll beat it gently, but it hurts!

      Yes, everything goes to that.
      If ours already in the open began to extinguish the proteges of pin.dosia in Syria.
  4. asadov
    asadov 23 June 2016 15: 31
    +4
    yes there’s fifty you can’t do. And not only in the USA but also in Europe
  5. Svoy_tovarish
    Svoy_tovarish 23 June 2016 15: 31
    +9
    Hawks in the United States are not enough of the destructive changes that brought their policies in the Middle East. Now their eyes are increasingly turned towards Eastern Europe and the South China Sea. It is necessary to create so many centers of instability, and at the same time it will not calm down. Just some kind of party of madmen for the destruction of peace on earth. By the way, in Latin America it shook again, in Venezuela signatures were collected for Maduro's resignation, in Russia Rousseff was removed, disturbing news from Argentina appeared. This is no longer a theory of controlled chaos, but a path into the abyss of world war in all possible directions.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 23 June 2016 15: 57
      +1
      Quote: Svoy_tovarish
      By the way, in Latin America it shook again ...


      Probably soon will shake North America what
      The United States in June 2016 threatens a powerful tsunami and earthquake - scientists
      America is facing an earthquake of magnitude 9,3 if ten earthquakes occur on the mainland within ten days. Such power of tremors can cause a crushing tsunami on the west coast of the United States, experts are sure, writes Reedus.
      In California, along the San Andreas Fault over the past few days, ten tremors of medium strength have occurred - an average of one per day. The latter was yesterday, three miles from the Yucca Valley, according to the US Geological Survey. These were relatively weak tremors of magnitude 3,6, scientists recorded movement at a depth of 1,2 km.


      Read more: http://newsrbk.ru/news/3311315-zemletryasenie-v-ssha-v-iyune-2016.html
  6. viktor.
    viktor. 23 June 2016 15: 33
    +2
    They want to spread a big war, sit out to earn money and enter with the winner to the vanquished as in 1945. No, it won’t choke in their own blood.
  7. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 23 June 2016 15: 34
    +11
    I never thought I'd say this, but! This Yankee is clearly right ...
    Anyway, he asks the right questions. I wonder if anyone in his native country will hear him? I would like to believe.
    1. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 23 June 2016 16: 36
      +1
      Since the article was written in the context of the election campaign, there is hope that some part of the electorate will hear.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 23 June 2016 15: 43
    +5
    In! Directly according to Zadornov - well, stupid-s-s! Did they decide to check the quality of our air defense? Excellent quality, gentlemen. You checked them back in Vietnam. With a known result. Or forgot?
  9. atamankko
    atamankko 23 June 2016 15: 44
    +4
    You are not exceptional, but arrogant, narrow-minded, politicking idiots.
  10. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 23 June 2016 15: 49
    +3
    We are waiting for a refutation from the State Department that Putin personally wrote this article, while sometimes distracting himself from torturing Savchenko and injecting dope with Russian athletes.
  11. t118an
    t118an 23 June 2016 15: 54
    +2
    I read it, I thought: did someone from the USA have a brain? And only then he realized that this was an agitation for Trump, nothing more.

    In general, the author, of the few sane Americans. And he raised the right questions. That's just a pity that he does not determine the foreign policy and military courses of the United States. And people are doing this, for whom it is very important that America bomb someone. After all, this brings them tangible income.
  12. Stinger
    Stinger 23 June 2016 15: 54
    +4
    US foreign policy seems ill-conceived, reactionary, impulsive.

    It does not "seem" at all, it is and has always been.
  13. SAM 5
    SAM 5 23 June 2016 16: 08
    +3
    Bravo, Buchanan!
  14. berezin1987
    berezin1987 23 June 2016 16: 13
    +4
    If the United States begins to bomb Assad, Russia is simply obliged to start shooting down their planes over the entire territory of Syria. Otherwise, they cannot be stopped. Let them just try to hit the Russian troops in Syria - destroy the aircraft carrier in response. I think that a couple of hundred kilometers from the aircraft carrier hid the 949 project submarine with granite missiles on board.
  15. gg.na
    gg.na 23 June 2016 16: 20
    +2
    Yelling about the aggression of RUSSIA after they conduct exercises in Poland (after they believe that they won wassat ) Again they yell about aggression and send troops into the Baltic states (and here again it is possible to yell that victory is theirs lol ) and then the State Department demands to start bombing Syria and the mess of deceit is a damn dove lol he is a Nobel laureate bully how can he allow this (bomb Syria) laughing ??! Yes, everything is just there they don’t break off anything and catch them there is nothing because they stand there in Syria RUSSIAN S-400, good EWs good Videoconferencing bully !!! What is there to catch ?! It is dangerous to poke your snobel and cripple it yes xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  16. LastLap
    LastLap 23 June 2016 16: 21
    +6
    The State Department is like our Foreign Ministry. Do diplomats advise bombing? Aerobatics of American diplomacy!
  17. berezin1987
    berezin1987 23 June 2016 16: 32
    +6
    If the mattresses are given to bomb Syria today, tomorrow they can start bombing Kaliningrad, and the day after tomorrow the rest of Russia. Those who call for concessions to the West are poorly versed in gangster psychology. If they are not hit on the head in time, then they will definitely not stop. There is no need to be afraid of a world war - if they want it, they will unleash it anyway. And it doesn't matter with whom, Russia or China. Only the "partners" have forgotten that total war is a double-edged weapon, their citizens will die in tens (hundreds) of millions in it
    1. m077ea
      m077ea 24 June 2016 09: 54
      0
      Quote: berezin1987
      that total war is a double-edged weapon, their citizens will die tens (hundreds) of millions in it

      I even think that they (who makes the decision) are quite happy with them.
  18. tatarin_ru
    tatarin_ru 23 June 2016 16: 42
    +4
    Cruise missiles have not taken off for a long time, they don’t give money for overproduction. It is necessary to bang, be sure, in whom and where it does not matter.
    I think most of the "writers" on the map will not show with a finger where Syria is located and will confuse Iraq and Iran with each other, but I generally keep quiet about the regimes and leaders.
    But they know for sure - Assad must go, and where do not care, and rockets should take off, where also do not care. this is how American democracy is organized.
  19. Ivan Ivanych
    Ivan Ivanych 23 June 2016 16: 43
    +4
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    And we are talking about all kinds of boards and other crap ...
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 23 June 2016 19: 11
      +2
      Boards ---- not crap! They point to those who in difficult times will go to the other side and will prove that this is correct.
  20. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 23 June 2016 17: 22
    +3
    State Department employees can definitely be called sofa strategists. They even have no idea about the suffering of the people. They sit there overseas, insolent faces and are ready to teach everyone a lesson everywhere. Send all 50 faces to Syria in the trenches for a couple of days, then they will understand it is necessary to bomb or not.
  21. sa-ag
    sa-ag 23 June 2016 17: 48
    +2
    "Declare war on Hezbollah, Iran and Russia?"
    Such straightforwardness, well, who is Hezbollah, she will be left to Israel, they didn’t establish relations with Iran to fight there, especially since Iran is promoting its interests in some ways coinciding with the interests of the West and no one will fight there, it’s not fighting Turkey, although the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down
    “Russia became the second country in terms of oil exports to Turkey last year with a total volume of more than 7 million tons.
    According to the Iranian agency IRNA, Turkey imported more than 2015 million tons of diesel fuel from Russia in 3.

    The third largest exporter to Turkey was Iran, the volume of oil export from which amounted to 5,6 million tons. In total, over the past year Turkey imported more than 39 million tons of oil and oil products, 25 million tons of which are oil.

    Most of all oil came to the country from Iraq - 11,4 million tons.
    https://russian.rt.com/article/309100-rossiya-stala-vtorym-eksportyorom-nefti-vt
    urciyu "
  22. Muhamor
    Muhamor 23 June 2016 18: 45
    +3
    Well done, sane man!
  23. Volksib
    Volksib 23 June 2016 19: 43
    0
    Oil is growing, gas is growing. Oil is falling. Gas is rising. Salaries are falling. Salaries are falling. Tariffs are rising. The population is poorer for billionaires. The crisis is deeper and deeper for officials. one needs to think first.
  24. Straight
    Straight 23 June 2016 20: 02
    0
    American voters, choosing Clinton, vote for a nuclear war with Russia. I understand this, since it is not in the tradition of Russia to surrender only because troops surrounded it and brought it to the borders. In our tradition, not giving up at all, even with complete destruction, that anyone can understand by studying history. Then one thing remains - after the distance between the armed forces of our powers (and this is precisely what the United States does) is reduced, war will become inevitable.
  25. Ros 56
    Ros 56 24 June 2016 10: 09
    0
    Obama, drive your stupid officials from the State Department to resign without retirement due to their elementary idiocy. They want to take away the Nobel Prize from you.
  26. bald
    bald 26 June 2016 08: 48
    +1
    Great PR for Trump! Although radish is not sweeter.