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.