Latvian political scientist Ejnars Graudins, said in an interview with the TV program "The issue with prejudice" on the channel PRO100TV, that no minister in Latvia can not be assigned without the approval of the U.S. ambassador.
Graudins said: "The majority of post-Soviet republics, from the same Georgia and, of course, all three Baltic states, politically," tied "to the State Department of the United States of America. That is, determine the foreign policy of the United States of these states. But these countries are economically" tied " or the post-Soviet space,
Produced a paradoxical situation when foreign policy seems to be independent of one determines a country that is far away across the ocean, and the economy is determined entirely different countries at different continent. This is absurd, because, it turns out, the national government does not define any economy or politics. In practice, it is as follows. The fact that the Georgian government at the time
According to the analyst, "Our country does not need them at all. In the world economy and geopolitics, it is not even a zero percent … but we are the external border of the European Union,
According Graudins, "in the big game, described
there is a range of issues between the United States, the United Kingdom, China and the Russian Federation — mostly related to oil, energy and so on is not always advantageous for the U.S. to start direct "rude" Russia. For this there is Latvia, where the team: now we need a little bit to bark. We barks. Then tell us all until enough. This is a factor of constant irritation. You can draw a parallel. With what was due to the Georgian attack on South Ossetia in August 2008? Do you think that in Georgia itself, there was no desire to fight, to beat the rockets at civilian areas in Tskhinvali, in spite of all the problems with Saakashvili’s psyche? Of course not. As a former officer, I say — to test the combat capability of the army of a State always need a local conflict, or war. So what to do? Americans give guarantees Saakashvili: give you a little bit to shoot, and we’ll give you a guarantee, in case anything happens. They needed to see how Russia responds to such a military-political challenge in the Caucasus region. They gave assurance Saakashvili hit residential neighborhoods in Tskhinvali, according to Russian peacekeepers violating any international rules. There were sacrifices, Russia responded with dignity, albeit belatedly. The Americans saw this and gave the team Saakashvili all, stop. However, Georgia inflicted a humiliating defeat, and Saakashvili, in fact, was "thrown" by the Americans — as they always do to those who had worked on them. Let us remember Mubarak, Hussein, etc. If a person suddenly becomes a state or they do not have a geopolitical game, it is simply thrown away like a used condom. This is standard, the U.S. has no other policy. But they can afford it, because they have the strongest army, the largest military budget, and they all define NATO. "
Note that Ejnars Graudins graduated from Yaroslavl Higher Military School of Finance at the Andrei Khruleva. Ten years he served in the Soviet Army, and later in Latvia — in