It is obvious that Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually unusually modest last week, posing with a huge 23-pound pike caught them in Siberia. If he really wanted to show off its outstanding fishing abilities, he could show a much larger fish, which he fished here in America.
Based on the fact that Russia is likely to gain access to all classified information held by Snowden, this failure appears to have been largely dictated by the main desire — namely, proudly introduce the leader of a superpower vindictive as another weighty trophy.
It should also be said about the contempt and disdain, which were demonstrated by the Russian military, which sent its flagship warship with guided missiles on board to the shores of Cuba. July 26 the official representative of Russian Black Sea Fleet said in an interview with the news agency "Interfax-AVN": "Cruiser" Moskva "and a large sea tanker" Bubnov "sent to Havana during the fourth week of a long voyage." He added that on the way to Cuba cruiser make test launches of cruise missiles.
U.S. officials have said that the visit to Cuba is part of Moscow's efforts to strengthen relations with communist Cuba in the military, energy and transport sectors. Prime Minister Medvedev prepared in connection with the setting of the ships valuable gift and announced that Moscow writes off most of Cuba's Soviet-era debt, which is estimated to be close to 30 billion dollars.
There is also reason to believe that the program of the Russian-Cuban cooperation includes the resumption of electronic espionage from within a large complex of Soviet-era intelligence in Lourdes, near Havana. This complex is located less than 100 miles from the island of Key West, and its installation will be able to capture most of the communications in the southeastern United States.
- Vladimir Putin (right) and Barack Obama during a meeting at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland
My God, why do not we all live together
In the end, it's not that President Obama has not done everything possible to fulfill the requirements of Putin and start living together. So where is the gratitude and respect? Of course, nothing like this is not observed, and at the same time, the whole world becomes a witness of how mired in scandals administration itself is probably surprised that Barry even after the recent friendly photo sessions and exchanges rather stupid jokes with Vlad on the G-8 summit in the North Ireland she could not return home Snowden.
When some time ago during a press conference in Finland, Putin was asked about the case of Snowden, he just smiled and said, "I would prefer not to deal with such issues. It's like a pig cut — a lot of screeching and little wool. " And he added: "It does not cross the border, he does not need a visa. And all the accusations against Russia (relative to assist it) — this is rubbish and nonsense ".
Putin simply explained that Russia does not have an extradition treaty with the United States, and suggested that Moscow could send Snowden's only if he was a criminal. While in the residence of the Finnish president Sauli Niinistö (Sauli Niinisto) and standing next to him, Putin said: "In the territory of the Russian Federation, Mr. Snowden, thank God, did not commit any crime."
At a press conference in Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State, John Kerry said the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia, but, nevertheless, Moscow must abide by the practice of customary law, which exists between the states when it comes to the fugitives. "I'm just calling for calm and reason. We would hope that Russia will fall on the side of the man, fleeing from justice, "- said Kerry. He also reminded the Russian that the United States over the past few years gave seven people suspected of committing crimes "of those" who they wanted to get. "
It's everything to do with intelligence. After just a couple of days after Christmas, Putin signed a law banning adoptions of Russian children by citizens of the United States. The result was annulled bilateral agreement that came into effect in just a month before. The ban on adoption was hastily organized by the Russian parliament after the U.S. Congress passed the Magnitsky Act, which prohibits Russian violating human rights, to visit the United States and to use the services of banks in America.
After rebooting forward to a wonderful new treaty on strategic offensive arms
And where is the whole spirit of this famous "reset" and cooperation with Russia, the manifestations of which, as we were told we were entitled to expect? Remember how the President of the United States during the global summit in Seoul with camera and microphone assured Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have "greater flexibility" when discussing contentious issues after the November elections? Medvedev dutifully said he would send these words while still ready to become president Putin.
And he actually got the flexibility, and as a concession to Russia postponed the financing of terrestrial interceptors (GBI) and radar, which the United States promised to establish in Poland and the Czech Republic to defend against Iranian missile launchers. It should be noted that Obama informed our faithful Allies Poles of his decision to abandon our commitment to provide the former Soviet satellites to protect against missile attacks by militant Russia, and it was made in a telephone conversation, held on September 17, 2009, the day of 70 anniversary of the Soviet invasion. He then claimed that his possession is another, better plan.
Then in March of this year, he refused, and from this "better plan" when the Minister of Defense Chuck Hagel (Chuck Hagel) announced the end of the fourth and final phase of the program to create the Eastern European missile shield … which, incidentally, would also provide protection in the United States from Iranian missiles. The fourth phase included the development of an interceptor missile SM-3IIB, a more advanced version of the missile, which is now equipped with our anti-missile ships Aegis. The three previous phases had only counteract missiles aimed at Europe.
By the way, Russia is currently completing construction of a large radar "Armavir" (sic — approx. Trans.) In the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, which will be able to monitor missile launches from Europe and from Iran
. It was at this point on the coast of the Baltic Sea Russia initially threatened to post modern rocket launchers short-range "Iskander" capable equipped with nuclear warheads, Moscow declared its readiness to take such a step if the Bush administration will proceed with plans to placement of ground missile interceptors in Poland and Romania, as well as the anti-missile radar in the Czech Republic. Well, you know, the ones from which the Obama administration has refused in the hope that Russia will agree to politely corresponding general reduction in the area of defense.
Meanwhile, "Armavir", one of the four modern anti-missile radar built by Russia in recent years, as a matter of urgency to be commissioned by 2020. Each of them is able to simultaneously monitor 500 for objects. Three radar is located near St. Petersburg and Siberia, Irkutsk region. All of them are protected by the most advanced Russian air defense missile systems S — 400.
But, according to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we are still far before having to get love Russian. After the statement Hagel that the implementation of the fourth phase of the Eastern European missile shield will be delayed indefinitely, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement criticizing the Pentagon for the "continuation of the policy to strengthen its global missile defense system and increase its efficiency."
Meanwhile, Russia illegally expanding global scope of its missiles. Recently, Russian, in violation of the agreement in 1987 on nuclear facilities and medium-range (INF) conducted a ballistic missile test "yars-M". The treaty prohibits the testing and producing ballistic and cruise missiles and a range of 500 to 5,000 kilometers. Russia could get around it by claiming that they are in fact intercontinental ballistic long-range missiles (ICBM), designed to replace old weapons systems.
President Putin on June 19 said that some "neighbors" Russia (primarily had in mind China) are also developing a medium-range missiles. According to him, Moscow will not allow the treaty on intermediate-range prevented the strengthening of strategic weapons. In addition, Russia plans to put anti-ship missiles, and the missiles land — air regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which represents a particular threat to Israel.
Rejecting the Eastern European missile shield, our commander in chief put on the back burner or even abandoned several important programs to develop weapons. This should include reduction program to create placed on the aircraft lasers, capable of intercepting enemy missiles in the early start-up phase, as well as the rejection of the development of missiles with multiple warheads (MKV) interceptor missiles and kinetic energy (KEI), using small charges and able to discriminate between false goals, which increases the chances of success.
The planned replacement nuclear submarines of class Ohio, equipped with nuclear ballistic missiles, has also been postponed and has not yet adopted a new decision as to whether the U.S. strategic bombers capable of carrying the new generation on board a nuclear weapon. Meanwhile Russia, as it became known to create a new class of submarines "Northwind", capable of carrying on board 16 nuclear long-range missile "Bulava". Russian also intend this year to place on an ongoing basis naval units in the Mediterranean Sea, and Russia's new strategic bomber will be ready by 2020.
The naivete that has become prohibitive
In mid-April White House adviser on national security, Thomas Donilon (Thomas Donilon) passed during his visit to Moscow, still remaining a secret letter from President Obama to President Putin. Putin aide Yuri Ushakov, speaking to reporters, said that the message "raises issues of military policy, including missile defense and nuclear arsenals."
A member of the Republican Party Mike Rogers (Mike Rogers) from the State of Alabama, who is chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Committee of arms of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress confirmed that the military plan is nearing completion, and that "in all probability, will be encouraged to undertake further substantial reductions in nuclear Forces of the United States. " "Since the existing stocks are reduced, we have reached a situation in which further reductions are essential to national security," — he stressed.
At the same time, the creation of one of the most important for the modernization of the complexes needed to extend the life of our aging nuclear warheads currently on hold for at least five years, and some believe that good. While Russia, which has the world's largest nuclear arsenal continues to modernize and upgrade their weapons. Russia is also preparing to adopt a new generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles, each of which is capable of carrying up to 15 warheads.
The Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services U.S. House of Representatives Buck McKeon (Buck McKeon) — Republican from California — expressed dismay at the fact that the debate about arms reductions with Russia is not conducted with equal positions. Referring to the mention of the topic Obama in a speech on June 19 in Berlin, he said: "The president's desire to start a new round of negotiations on arms control with Russian, while Russia is behaving unfairly under the conditions of the most important of the existing treaty nuclear arms control, raises questions about the credulity. "
In addition, Russia presented yet another olive branch to begin negotiations on a new START treaty, and now the Obama administration has unilaterally cancel one-third of the nuclear arsenal of the United States and to do so without the consent of the Senate. Lieutenant General of the Air Force, retired Thomas McInerney (Thomas McInerney) described it as "the most dangerous thing of the number of steps taken by American presidents in my memory. Now is not the time to embark on a journey on such a dangerous path as China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea to increase its nuclear forces. "
The current commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet four-star Admiral Cecil Haney (Cecil ED Haney), nominated to head the U.S. Strategic Command, said, speaking in the Senate in the course of the July 30 hearing about his new appointment, he would oppose unilateral reductions. Admiral Haney said that nuclear modernization is "even more crucial" for the aging U.S. arsenal with the reductions by the new START treaty. "It is very important that we have a reliable, safe and effective nuclear deterrents and industrial base to support it."
So now we have to wait for what Obama will offer his new best friend Vladimir in arms control, when they meet in September, during a summit of G-20 in St. Petersburg. The voltage level just amazing, and it will undoubtedly be compared to the excitation Nancy Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi) at a time when she wanted to know what can be contained in a pretty bag fairground Obama's health care program to ensure that the Democratic-controlled Senate approved without reading.
In the meantime, you can bet that President Obama is also in tension. In the end, is not that President Obama "has restored America's standing in the world"? In the course of this in 2009 by CNN interview, he said: "We saw a very specific area of cooperation over the nuclear issue. During my inauguration of the international community was still divided as to the true intentio
ns of Iran … We have mobilized the international community. We now have a means of verifying such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, we have a group of P-5 plus one, which includes Russia and China, and all say the leaders of Iran — you are now on the wrong side of history. "
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Posted on: 05/08/2013 14:53