Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Russian Journo D K Kiselyov on the USA… I Need Add Nothing

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Isn’t this how the USA acts all over the world though? They destroy countries because civil wars bring sorrow and poverty to entire nations. Just like that. They seem to not even notice the consequences of their actions. They blame others for everything and then gloat about being sinless. With this simple carefree mentality, they can allow themselves everything. America fines European banks and companies, to punish them for defying America. They impose unilateral sanctions in Europe against those who want to buy cheaper Russian gas, instead of more-expensive American gas. They tap phones and read emails of billions of people on the planet, including the leaders of US-allied countries. They arrest foreign citizens all over the world and throw them in secret jails outside of the USA. Of course, outside of the USA… so that they can torture them, without fear of breaking any of their own laws.

They plan and execute coup d’états and colour revolutions. They usually time them with the elections in the victim country. They de facto continue to militarily occupy Germany and Japan. The USA has a huge number of military bases in these countries. A base, by the way, is a foreign military force. It directly limits the sovereignty and the ability of the occupied country to act in their own national interests. They start and execute military operations without sanctions from the UN. They falsely justify their own actions and act on false pretences. For a cover, they gather fake coalitions. Moreover, all of this is done with that simple American air of naïveté. That same mindset allows them to ally with what’s left of Islamic State in Deir-ez-Zor. With the same simple-mindedness, Trump threatened to destroy an entire country at the UN General Assembly. The Americans have already announced that they’re pulling out of the nuclear agreement with Iran without any justifiable reasons, in spite of everything and everyone. Just like that.

When Donald Trump became President, he received the people’s mandate to build a rational relationship with Russia and to implement a more rational policy in the world. He wasn’t supposed to overthrow foreign governments. Right now, Trump acts in direct opposition to his voters’ expectations. Is there, at least, one problem in the world which the USA has helped solve this year? No. What’s worse, he made North Korea even more dangerous and non-complying. South Korea and Japan are in clear danger now. He’s deployed more troops to Afghanistan, but we don’t know what he’s trying to accomplish there either. In Syria, the USA lost its strategic goals and started to directly oppose Russia and the anti-terrorist forces. He’s on bad terms with Turkey, he’s scared off Europe, and nothing good is happening in South America, either. Tensions between the USA and China are growing. Relations with Russia are at an all-time low. It’s bad enough that the US took over Russian diplomatic residencies, but they’re also tearing through them like nobody’s business. How else would one label the actions of those agents in our Consulate in San Francisco? Does it mean that Russia must respond in a mutual manner? Perhaps, as simple-mindedly as the USA does?

If Russia did, it’d ruin the very concept of diplomacy. What’d be next? Or, does Washington prefer not to think about that? Or, do they? The less diplomacy there is, the less politeness and nice words, the higher the demand for US weapons. That’s much better. It’s not as if diplomacy is very lucrative. It’s about airing concerns, which leads to… unneeded restrictions. Taking the high road is difficult, and the low road is always there. It’s coarser, but it does have elements of cheap theatricality. Take for example what Trump did when he went to Puerto Rico after the hurricane. For appearance’s sake, he brought his wife along. She wasn’t wearing her usual high heels, but she specially bought yellow Timberlands. He made the local Americans happy, personally throwing paper towels into the crowd. It looked like one big ridiculous show. It all took place on a day of nationwide mourning in honour of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

10 October 2017

D K Kiselyov

head, Rossiya Segodnya

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