Paul Craig Roberts: If the US does not learn to respect Russia, there will be war


Recently, Biden and Putin held their first telephone conversation, during which the parties agreed to prolong the START III treaty. However, in the main, the range of issues discussed between the leaders of the two superpowers speaks for itself: Russian cyberattacks against the United States, the persecution of Navalny, interference in the American elections, payment to the Taliban for the elimination of American servicemen. That is, Washington blames Moscow for violating its own rules of the game. What can the White House's habit of looking down on the Kremlin lead to?


According to the American economist and political columnist Paul Craig Roberts, the United States is steadily demonizing Russia, and the tension created by the American neocons against the two countries could lead to a military conflict. The American power bloc needs the Russian Federation in order to justify its political и economic influence within the United States. Power and a lot of money are at stake, so the United States is not seeking any warming of relations.

The behavior of Putin, who wants to find a common language with the new presidential administration, is currently counterproductive - it is perceived only as weakness and gives rise to new accusations. Russia must make it clear that it will not tolerate disrespect for its position and its values. Only in this case will Washington be more careful.

There are many examples of Washington's disrespect for Moscow: personal sanctions against Russian officials, seizure of Russian property in the United States, insulting remarks about Vladimir Putin, open support for the “fifth column” in Russia, and much more.

This disrespect is dangerous as it can lead to serious foreign policy miscalculations and even provoke a war.

- believes the expert, whose opinion is reflected in the article by Global Research.

To change this state of affairs, Russia must stop considering itself part of the West and more clearly defend its position - for example, by concluding a mutual defense treaty between Russia, the PRC and Iran. The Kremlin mistakenly passes off its internal political weakness as democracy, while Europe and the United States perceive the Russian Federation as a dictatorship. All of this creates a dangerous false reality.

This reality can take on a life of its own and eventually lead to war.

- emphasizes Roberts.
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  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 February 2021 17: 48
    -6
    The whole problem is who has been sitting in the Kremlin for three decades, a gang of "crooks and thieves"? Starting from "family with friends Berezovsky" there are close relatives ...) When there is no order in the house, the house will be plundered and the economy will decay, having robbed the thieves to flee and there is no one to support the crumbling house, which we observe.
  3. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 February 2021 18: 00
    +2
    Drink Loperamide, respected politician - there will be no problem with thoughts.
    Useful to hold back.
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 1 February 2021 18: 06
    +8
    The Kremlin mistakenly passes off its internal political weakness as democracy, while Europe and the United States perceive the Russian Federation as a dictatorship

    In the United States, big business manages the state through its media, financial, digital and other structures, and the state is an instrument for promoting the interests of monopoly capital around the world.
    In the Russian Federation, big capital is controlled by the state and serves the interests of the state.
    The difference is fundamental and this does not allow Western monopolies to fully realize their interests on the territory of the Russian Federation without conflicting with the interests of the state, and the state does not allow violating their interests.
    Therefore, the Russian Federation resembles a besieged fortress, which cannot be taken by force, but inside which they are trying to find supporters who would at the right time open the gates to the besieging "democrats"
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 1 February 2021 20: 20
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      In the Russian Federation, big capital is controlled by the state and serves the interests of the state.

      From fear serves - the example of Yukos, like a nightmare, hovers in the air, at any moment they can come for you. Therefore, foreign. citizenship, and houses / yachts abroad, and the family there (just in case) ... And no desire to spend money on R&D ... Why, if they come ...
      Tell me, what is original-new that big capital of Russia has created for Russia and for humanity? And if not, then why?
      1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
        Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 February 2021 13: 50
        +2
        Tell me, what is original and new that big capital of Russia has created for Russia and for humanity?

        The original and new for all post-Soviet states is the restoration of capitalism in one form or another and human trafficking.
        In the Russian Federation, big capital co-finances national projects, education, medicine, science, culture, sports, creates new industries and jobs, pays taxes and much, but at the same time is controlled by the state and serves the state interests, and through the state budget - to the entire population in the form of various benefits, benefits, loans, import substitution, the revival of the lost shipbuilding and aircraft construction, light and food industries, many other areas, including small and medium-sized businesses, which are organically integrated into the economy and complement those areas in which state participation is minimal for various reasons.
  5. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 1 February 2021 18: 28
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    Editorial office,
    you notice how the word in your articles expert stylistically changes depending on the context of the article?
    In this article, an amersky author (he was named in the article expert) calls on the United States to begin to respect and be friends with Russia and to dance with her.
    But when articles by foreign authors are published on your website, where they criticize Russian military gadgets or politics, the Author turns into An expert, and this word is quoted. But when the same author praises something Russian, then he already Expert without quotes. And this trend has continued for many years. Of course, this is a matter of the editorial staff what style to use, but it looks like a kindergarten. Don't you think to grow?
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 1 February 2021 20: 06
      +4
      They don’t climb into a strange monastery with their own charter
    2. Dear sofa expert. 1 February 2021 20: 30
      +7
      when articles by foreign authors criticizing Russian military gadgets or politics are published on your site, the Author turns into an Expert, and this word is put in quotation marks. But when the same author praises something Russian, he is already an Expert without quotes.

      Didn't it occur to you in your "smart") head that different authors (journalists) might have their own views on the same "expert"?
      Or have you been following the work of only one author of this site for “many years”?)
  6. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 1 February 2021 19: 01
    -2
    Why should the US respect Putin? They kick him as they want, but he just sniffs.
  7. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 February 2021 19: 56
    -4
    Russia must make it clear that it will not tolerate disrespect for its position and its values.

    And I constantly say: "If they don't respect me, why should I respect?"

    Russia should stop considering itself part of the West and more clearly defend its position

    And for this, officials holding government positions, deputies of different levels, must have only Russian citizenship and family, business, real estate only in Russia. But under Putin, this is impossible !!!
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 1 February 2021 23: 23
      -6
      And I constantly say: "If they don't respect me, why should I respect?

      It is on this statement that the doctrine of modern Russian policy is built - to force oneself to be respected at any cost. Don't ask yourself, “If I’m not respected, then why? or “Why are they not respected?”, namely to ask how you - I am, I exist, I love myself, I do / say something, but they do not respect me! Well, I won't! Even if I'm wrong, but this does not happen !!!
      A classic example of self-confident narcissism - no complexes! Amersky author is right - such people in Europe have nothing to do ...!
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 2 February 2021 09: 13
        0
        You have logic ...
  8. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 1 February 2021 20: 35
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    To change this state of affairs, Russia must stop considering itself part of the West ... by concluding a mutual defense treaty between Russia, the PRC and Iran.

    And I have the same opinion - in Asia is the place of Russia, in Asia! Put the bars on the Peter's window to Europe and turn the rear part to it. And to develop their identity: to ignore domestic violence in the country, as it should be in Russia, the boyars pass - take off their caps and throw themselves at their feet (to the phone, once a year) with a complaint, dial oprichniks, more bells / cannons, father forever ...
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 1 February 2021 20: 56
      +1
      Why don't you propose to Europe to put bars on the Petrovsky window? This is Russia without Europe will live, but Europe - too, but it will be like the Baltics.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 1 February 2021 21: 50
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        Quote: steel maker
        This is Russia without Europe will live

        But it will be like North Korea ... lol
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 1 February 2021 23: 08
          -4
          Russia has moved very well towards North Korea! It remains to use live bullets to disperse demos. But the most interesting thing is that as soon as one or two battalions of the Russian Guard go over to the side of the demonstrators, the power will crumble!
        2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
          steelmaker 2 February 2021 09: 28
          +1
          So you climb into North Korea with your charter. It can be seen until the brain does not get calm!
          1. Binder Offline Binder
            Binder (Miron) 2 February 2021 17: 43
            -1
            Shoy, you, uncle, beguiled - this is North Korea either asks to be thrown at her, since the population is dying of hunger, then it tries to frighten with its nuclear weapons. Only nobody is afraid. tongue
  9. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 1 February 2021 23: 51
    -8
    Russia, China and Iran

    China is the most adequate of these three. China is a country with such a huge economy and market that it needs, respectively, partners of the same scale, and these are the USA and the EU. China and the United States will 100% agree.
    Russia and especially Iran are markets that are hardly noticeable on a global scale. Both countries have a catastrophic dependence on the sale of primarily raw materials. There will be no currency for the purchase of high-tech goods.
  10. Restless Sagittarius (Vladimir) 2 February 2021 02: 43
    +3
    The United States does not hear anyone but itself, so a war in which they will be destroyed and it is not a fact that the Russian Federation, or only the Russian Federation, is inevitable
  11. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 2 February 2021 10: 57
    0
    Paul Craig Roberts:

    If the United States does not learn to respect Russia, there will be a war ... - with China!
    laughing lol