The US President Donald trump on Friday showed the real master class in promoting free-market principles and fair competition. Talking to reporters on Board the presidential airplane, trump said that his decree is just banned in the United States the most popular social network and service distribution short video TikTok. It might be noted that the ban would be introduced, despite the fact that the number of users of this social network in America is estimated to range from 65 to 80 million and it hardly probable not the most fashionable tool of expression and communication among young people overseas, influencers and even stars of show business.
But really, most likely, the popularity of the service, which is owned by a Chinese company, and was the cause of the future of the ban, despite the fact that the company that owns it, did not violate any U.S. laws.
What was the periphery of global politics, rapidly turns out to be its epicenter — and, to keep pace with this reality, have to remember the names such as Chabahar (and many others). Already not tomorrow, but today's world is built, for example around complex explanation of the relationship between China, India and Iran (Chabahar and just in Iran). Or, say, around a globally explosive history of dam on the Nile, to begin changing relationship between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, but then and other States. And do not say that you do not understand and uninteresting, because our future life will depend on all these Dabakarov and Nilov, whether you like it or not.
So Iran lost patience, threw out India from the grandiose project on construction of communications from the port of Chabahar in the Indian ocean to Afghanistan and beyond in Central Asia, Russia and other deep areas of Eurasia. Indian politicians wistfully talking about "lost opportunities" and, in fact, the devaluation of the greatest achievements of Delhi on the world stage in recent years.
Election of the President of the United States periodically cause the tide of optimism for those hoping that a return to the White house President from the Democratic party and the most radical hawks in the administration of Barack Obama will lead to the fact that the United States will once again focus on the fight against Russia. By and large, dreams of this kind (which are very nice for some Kiev politicians and analysts, as well as for Russian xenohaliotis US who truly hates Russia and its own citizens) are reduced to the formula "Biden will return a blessed 2014", and further to this formula, depending on your specific taste and imagination of the dreamer added, "a hell of sanctions" or even the attack on the Crimea forces of the U.S. Sixth fleet. To predict the results of the American elections — a thankless task, especially that it is very likely that their results will not be determined at the polling stations, and will be determined in the framework of military confrontation on the South American sample, but to speculate about what the priorities will have a foreign policy Biden, in that case, if he becomes President, it is really worth.
Let's start with the obvious: the opinion of Biden doesn't matter, because he, by and large, a walking political corpse, pumped with drugs and PR, to attract the maximum number of votes of Americans missed the "normality of the era of Obama" and that dreams (like some of the Kiev and Russian analysts) to return in 2014. In case of a successful seizure of power by the Democrats will lead the country not the President Biden, and a kind of shadow (or not shadow) "Politburo" of the Democratic party, which will have a series of internal problems and external challenges will not be very easy to handle. Russia Democratic party of the United States and especially the segment of the American elite, which lost the elections in 2016, will be sincerely and selflessly to hate on, but with the return of America in particular and the world at large in a conditional 2014 or beginning of 2016 there will be a very serious difficulty. Truly complex systems, especially those that are affected by several independent actors, it is impossible to "click" to return to some former state, has warned about the ancient thinkers, who celebrated impossibility "to enter twice into the same river".
For the second week in the Western media, including the most popular, raging storm around the theme of the so-called culture of the cancellation.
Publications and not a single, scored all: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, The Times, The Guardian, BBC, Forbes. To continue the list can be very long.
The Saga of the "Nord stream — 2" was an interesting sequel, in the sense that the American attempts to stop the commissioning of the Russian gas pipeline could not only lead to the fact that he will get more support from European politicians, but also to the fact that the European Union will attend to system protection from us sanctions.
If you compare the damage to American interests from the "Nord stream — 2" and the damage in the case of a "vandal" (in the sense of "anticyclonic") financial and economic system in the European Union, the Russian pipeline is almost irrelevant. And if Washington is to be deprived of the really important issues to put pressure on Brussels or European companies with sanctions, American foreign policy it would be a disaster on a planetary scale.
Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton jointly introduced American audiences likely explanation for the possible defeat of the Democratic candidate in the upcoming US presidential election. Probably, in case of victory of Donald trump in the elections it will be used as a pretext or for impeachment, or (more likely) for refusal of the recognition of the election results and the organization to seize power by force. Joe Biden, citing data from us intelligence — said that "the Russians try to delegitimize our electoral process."
However, as the defendants in the crimes allegedly committed against the will of American democracy, are not only we. Joe Biden, again with reference to information of the American intelligence services that it receives, said that "China and others are also involved in the action that we have lost confidence in the results (of the elections. — Approx. ed.)".
Feature heated discussions of detention IV. IV. Safronov is that in his defence put forward such arguments, which arguments are not. Neither for nor against.
For example, the statement "I have dealt with Safronov, he is a wonderful man and a true patriot" only means that Safronov in the course of communication with the surety proved from the best side and gave no reason to suspect myself of cheating. That is, like standartenfuhrer Stirlitz, he had the most positive characteristics about him spoke well comrades at work and at the same time he did not allow himself to careless mistakes like "Stirlitz walked through the streets of Berlin, and nothing betrayed a Russian spy: no behind radio, no parachute trailing behind".
Despite all the difficulties in relations between the administration of Donald trump and American IT-giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, the US President was ready to sacrifice the remnants of transatlantic solidarity and goodwill, which has been preserved in the relations between States and the European Union to protect the income of American corporations from European tax authorities.
Old conflict, which Mature for many years, now came to the open exchange of painful financial blows of billions of dollars — the European Union wants to "squeeze" us corporations, who for decades worked in the EU without paying taxes, and the US is going to punish the European Union for trying to gain minimal fiscal sovereignty. I must give credit to the team trump the revenge they have made a very point, in the sense that it was identified the specific author of the European breakthrough to freedom and "squirt", who dared to advance the idea that the American IT business, working in the "European colonies of the United States" actually have to pay taxes, and after this identification was followed by retaliatory us action.
At key rail terminals to container shipments from China to Europe, there were enormous traffic jams. This, for example, Alashan, in the Xinjiang (where the train goes through Kazakhstan and Russia to Central Europe) and a few others. In China, the terminals proudly call the "land ports", show their foreign guests as an example of the use of artificial intelligence and other new technologies in organization of logistic process. And now, even artificial intelligence is not helping.
Namely, through the Alashan to Europe in that year went to ten trains a day, now 19, and still a part of them is delayed, the graphics are broken. Chinanski terminal in XI'an this year has already sent almost twice as many trains on the European direction than last year. That's when I remembered that there was a plan for the development and construction of Railways in Europe (2016-2019), which is fulfilled by 2018, and now the transportation load has increased by a third over itself.
Watching today's USA, it's hard not to note the Parallels between what is happening in Washington now, and what happened in the era of the late USSR. It is clear that political and economic systems different, but it so happens that even very different design powers (and by the way, the USSR and the USA have more in common than it might seem at first glance) die in a similar way. Among the obvious Parallels — the loss of public respect for the basic values and ideology, on which was founded the country, as well as the obvious (and very sharp), the conflict of generations, American youth for the most part, truly hates his country, its history, its values and the older generation that seems to her the epitome of conservatism, criminal ideology, and is generally perceived as "the gray obstacle on the way to a bright future."
Itching in the plan of demolition of monuments and renaming of streets is also something familiar, and periodically opened to the fact that the American nation is, in fact, is not, and is about eight protonate that each other do not love and do not really understand, because what unites them is their language, the dollar, the Federal income tax and criminal article prohibiting secession.
MIA "Russia today" presented the study "Octopus 2.0. Coronavirus in Russia", devoted to the image of our country in the Western (and not only) media. This time the focus of attention of researchers got pandemic, and was covered by top media is not only the "Big seven", but also China, where occurred the first outbreak of the disease.
Replenishment was very fortunate, because statistics according to the Chinese media provided a rather unexpected background for broadcast by Western media of picture of the world.
Vladimir Zelensky said that "nobody from Ukraine can not demand anything, we are an independent country."
The words of the Ukrainian President became the quintessence of the next round of negotiations in the "Norman format." The event was held in Berlin last week-end at the level of political advisors. Russia was represented by Dmitry Kozak.
In "America's birthday", July 4, Donald trump had to say some kind of "throne speech" and to congratulate the Americans with their main holiday, but stood in front of him choose to try to take the path of national reconciliation and preservation of some (illusory) political propriety, or to choose the path of maximum political confrontation, which could end the present civil war. The choice that stood before the President of the United States, can be formulated in terms of the recent history of one of the neighboring with Russia, "nedogosudarstva". Trump had to give a public answer to the question: "to Be Yanukovych or not to be?" — the only amendment that the U.S. President has no real estate in Rostov, and to change gilded, pretentious interiors of the Trump Tower in new York city to something else it will hardly be desirable.
The US President has chosen the most aggressive option — and for the past two days the American media vote on that his performance was "dark and separating". So there is — and how it was conceived. By and large, trump told Americans the bitter truth about the divided country that America is in the form in which it is like his constituents could be destroyed and that a new generation of Americans genuinely hated their own country, and it happened because of the American managerial elite that was achieved.
Strong disorder in the current American daily life give rise to various attempts to explain what's going on. It is possible to immediately put aside judgments of local patriots in the spirit of "your America kirdyk".
And not because America is obviously not dead, because it can never be right, maybe everything, including this, the world the story is full kondykov. But because these judgments are immediately discarded: can there be anything good in Russian, promising America a lot, there is nothing to talk about.
Another attempt to stir up anti-Russian hysteria on the eve of the American elections was taken in the depths of the influential overseas edition of The New York Times. It is through this media produced the next impingement against our country with a view to discredit Donald trump and achieve introduction of new sanctions against Russia. The pretext this time is chosen as exotic. With reference to own sources in the us intelligence community States that: "Russia has secretly assigned awards to the Afghan insurgents for the destruction of the us military. The administration of the trump spent months thinking about what to do with the shocking conclusion of the investigation".
From the point of view of the average American if he believed The New York Times, the situation looks terrifying and extremely humiliating: this picture of the world it turns out that Russia acts as a kind of a collector of scalps and corpses of American soldiers in Afghanistan, and Afghan militants are "miners American furs", by exchanging the Yankees killed on bloody rubles, and this is supposedly happening at the inactivity of the administration trump.
The American media has found something that should cause Washington greater shock than the discovery of life on Mars gardens or blooming on Jupiter. Agency of business information Bloomberg claims that the German political elite showed national pride, because the only way to interpret the reports that inside the government of Germany is maturing a document containing sanctions against the United States, which should be taken in the case, if Washington decides to impose "a hell of sanctions" against participants in the construction of the "Nord stream — 2".
The Agency says: "Germany is preparing to strike back at the United States if President Donald trump makes good on his threat to kill the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" with additional sanctions. As claimed by two German officials familiar with the discussions, the Merkel government is considering the option of exerting pressure with the aim of taking coordinated action at the EU level. According to the documents of the Ministry of economy of Germany, which were reviewed by Bloomberg News, the new us sanctions may hit is much greater (than before), the number of German and European companies and even government agencies."
A year ago in Jerusalem held a two-day meeting Nikolai Patrushev and John Bolton — Secretary of the Russian security Council and adviser to the President of the United States national security. It was their third conversation in ten months: they met in Geneva, then spoke in Moscow.
In June 2019, the nor Patrushev, neither Bolton does not know the future — in particular, the fact that less than three months he will be dismissed. And a year after the Jerusalem meeting will be released his memoir "the Room where it happened: memories of the White house" that his former boss would call a threat to national security due to the disclosure of classified information, and the Secretary of state Pompeo not think Bolton's a traitor.
The festival of political and historical madness that has gripped the United States, not even think to stop, and hence the process of demolition of monuments continues — with the full support of the American political elite and mainstream media. As expected, under the hot hand "peaceful protesters" include not only monuments to prominent figures of the Confederate States of America Civil war era, but the characters, who successfully fought against the southern secessionists. No historical merit are not taken into account — and now among the victims of platycopida was the monument to Ulysses Grant — eighteenth President of the United States. As reported by The Guardian:
"Friday night in San Francisco, demonstrators destroyed and subjected to vandalism monuments of the white men who enslaved blacks and indigenous people, among them Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President, who in the Civil war he headed the Union army in the defeat of the slave-owning Confederacy".
Among the amendments to the Constitution occupies a special place secure Russia's historical and legal succession. Try to understand why this is important and relevant.
Yes, to many this may seem surprising, but until now the status of legal successor of the Soviet Union, our government was never legislated. By the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, efforts of the liberal community was created this kind of atmosphere in which prevailed the policy of rejection of all that was associated with the "accursed Communist legacy". Struggling with the memory of him, the Russian liberals took the course, actually mimicking the words of the Bolshevik hymn, "Renounce the old world, let's shake its dust from our feet!" Therefore, even a formal reference to the state, which was destroyed in 1991, was considered unacceptable. This ideological approach then spawned a lot of legal problems in the tedious negotiations with a number of former Soviet republics on the division of property and debts.
Unless there is some legal or administrative miracle, then June 23 on the shelves of American bookstores will be a hefty collection of choice (but not necessarily truthful) dirt on Donald trump. The fact that its source is personal to John Bolton, a former adviser to trump on national security and a very influential figure in the Washington political establishment already gives this the additional weight compromising, attracting the attention of the media and ordinary voters.
The presidential administration considered this book to the extent a serious problem that the U.S. Department of justice asked the court to ban (!) its sale and distribution, citing the interests of national security, but on Friday, the judge hearing the case, made it clear that, most likely, he can't deny. CNN gleefully reported from the courtroom: "the Horse, as we used to say in Texas, seem to have escaped from the stall, said judge Royce Lamberth of the District court of the district of Columbia during the hearing on Friday. — I, of course, difficult to know what can I do with these books across the country." Lambert has not made a decision on a nearly two-hour hearing and said he will wait and consider more information from the Ministry of justice before taking a decision. The book of Bolton will come out on Tuesday. It's possible that Lambert is not going to make a decision."
The flagship of the American business press, which boasts excellent sources in Washington's highest offices, The Wall Street Journal reports that the US is preparing for the introduction of measures of economic impact against a whole group of countries who have encroached on the U.S. financial flows. The geographic scope affected by future measures Washington economic retribution is impressive in its scope: the European Union (General), Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey and even Britain.
Guilty for all of these countries before the administration of Donald trump? All they are going to impose taxes against American Internet giants that got used to a privilege, which stand guard over American politics. This privilege is to earn money worldwide with little to pay taxes. The amount of taxation which now dream of politics from Paris to Rio de Janeiro and from Jakarta to Rome, it is absolutely astronomical, but under the gun they have companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. However, in order to defend their unwritten privileges, even Donald trump (who himself is a victim of the actions of the owners of these companies are obviously supporting Joe Biden) seriously ready to quarrel even with close allies such as Britain, India or Brazil, not to mention the European Union.
What is happening now in the so-called Autonomous area of Seattle is a clear proof that the time when the official U.S. position was a principled refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and have already been created very clear precedent of the effective use of violence in American political life.
The Oxford English dictionary defines terrorism as "the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, to achieve political goals."
The meaning of the two stocks at a high level that occurred in the opposite points of the Eurasian continent, is surprisingly the same: don't put us before a choice "or the United States or China" — will communicate with both parties. I want to believe that this position will determine the main axis of international relations in the years ahead.
We are talking about the article Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Moon in the American journal Foreign Affairs last week. And on the outcome of the just concluded tenth round of Sino-European strategic dialogue. In both cases, we're not talking about some formal documents: the dialogue was, for the present time fashion, using video and article — it is an article, a personal opinion of one person.
Turkey's Ambassador to Athens a Golden Ozugergin assured that his country wants good neighbourly relations with Greece, repeatedly offered to discuss controversial issues, including the delimitation of Maritime zones, and remains committed to dialogue. Review of the diplomat was a response to a number of extremely sharp statements of the Greek and Cypriot statesmen of the last days.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis said that during its aggressive policy of Turkey should be deprived of the status of EU candidate.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal in early June was supposed to represent in Parliament the programme of action of the government. This historic document on eight small pages he repeatedly praised in April-may. But something strange happened. Smigel in his speech to the Parliament spoke about the Herculean efforts of his government in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus and the tremendous progress in this fight. Emphasized presented by the government for the programme "stimulating the economy to overcome the effects of coronavirus" (the program incentive). Then asked never presented the action plan of the government to send back for revision.
Was that with the numerous claims against the underlying government program, which looks like a cheap indulgence, because its adoption would give to the government of Smugala one year of immunity from dismissal, as the Prime Minister would agree. But the incentive program described as designed to "government analysts and expert centers."
In the context of the statements Commissioner for foreign policy of the European Commission, Josep Borrell that in the world after the us began the "Asian century", one could expect that Washington would try to increase pressure on Brussels.
This assumption about the next actions of Washington could be put forward at least on the basis of the historical experience of the last 15-20 years, which indicates that any attempt of European (and not only European) politicians to feel the taste of freedom and ran for geopolitical boxes, carefully placed diplomats of the state Department and other emissaries of the American "deep state", ended with a hard vengeance with the application of diplomatic pressure, sanctions, and if necessary — even the technology of "color revolutions". Accordingly, the statement that the EU will act as a Junior ally of the US in dealing with China, which is the obvious and main geopolitical objective of the US for at least the next decade, could not go unpunished. Moreover, the European Union and even made an application for an independent foreign policy in Asia and even started to implement their threats of depriving us of IT giants (such as Facebook or Microsoft) opportunities to engage in tax optimisation within the European Union.
Reopen polygons, "mushrooms" the atomic bombings and the new arms race — Washington is seriously thinking about resuming nuclear weapons tests after a nearly 30-year hiatus. From 1992 detonation of spetsbatalona was simulated only on computers. What threatens the world, another American initiative — in the material RIA Novosti.
Nuclear tests high-ranking officials of the US administration and the Pentagon are considering as a means of pressure on Russia and China in the negotiations on arms control. The pretext was, as it has already happened, unsubstantiated accusations by the United States to other countries in violation of international agreements.
As CNN reports, the participation of Russian agents in the ongoing all-American pogrom "quite likely".
The day before, when the same channel produced a story where one of the experts suggested taking part in the riots of "Russian agents" on it specifically mocked in his Twitter personally, Donald trump.
Last week, Washington promised sanctions against Beijing over what China enacted the law on the protection of national security with relevance to Hong Kong. This event or not? Yes, because it is seen as evolving has, in fact, a massive cold war between the two first powers of the world. And the reason for the exacerbation is secondary.
In fact, and in General may in fact not be. So, at the end in the Beijing session of the Chinese Parliament had just adopted a resolution stating that this law needs to develop. This will take the current year-round Permanent Committee (of the Chinese parliamentary system is a two-story, much like our former Congress of people's deputies and Supreme Soviet). It is expected that "the Hong Kong bill" will be accepted until August, although it is not a fact. However, this innovation is discussed almost worldwide and has become the reason for the angry reaction from Washington. As well as the occasion to showcase Hong Kong's radicals (long gone).
Global hegemony does not disappear in one day and not turn into a pumpkin as a fabulous coach, one second. A great Empire, and the United States — of course, the great Empire of our time, degraded slowly, with a speed more characteristic of the movement of glaciers than the sprint run. But this movement leaves markers, that is, the events-the characters that is confused and which clearly shows the path that floats concrete "Empire of the Titanic" ahead of my personal iceberg in the form of historical disaster.
It so happened that the last few days provided us with just three events-a marker for the assessment of the historical trajectory of the country, claiming the preservation of the status of global hegemon. On the one hand, for 30 U.S. cities in flames. Burn the police stations, there are first victims among the police, acts of vandalism of varying severity subjected to countless shops, gas stations, and such characters as St. Patrick's Cathedral in new York. Audience American segment of social networks begins to increasingly use the phrase "civil war", and some companies and politicians in an obvious way support the rioters, and some of the security forces, which require a more active use of violence.
Watching the burning American cities, it is impossible to escape the feeling that we see, if anything, mystical retribution for US actions in other countries.
Of course, the death of a black suspect at the hands of a white police officer is a tragedy, but there needs to be a totally transcendent level of naivety to consider the subsequent armed strife a kind of natural reaction to a particular injustice. It's much easier: in the United States before the election of the President and on the background of acute economic crisis occurred a phenomenon which is similar to the "heavenly hundred" is called "celestial black", and this became the trigger for massive and well-organized riots with violence and firearms.