Paul Craig Roberts: Russia has closed the Northern Sea Route for the United States, and the Black Sea will also be closed

Amid growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, backed by the United States, some experts draw attention to Washington's shortsightedness and its unwillingness to listen to Moscow's point of view. One such analyst is Paul Craig Roberts, ex-assistant in economic policy Secretary of the Treasury in the Ronald Reagan administration, who published another article on his website on US foreign policy.

Russia has drawn "red lines" through the lips of its leaders, the crossing of which could lead to a tough reaction from the Kremlin. Thus, the Russian Federation ruled out any possibility of Ukraine and Georgia joining NATO, which could become a threat to the national security of the Russian Federation. If this demand is ignored, Russia will respond with military methods, and all the blame for the conflict will lie with the West.

In a rational world, Roberts writes, such an unequivocal statement by an outstanding military power with hypersonic weapons would be taken seriously. But the Western world is no longer rational. This is a world drunk with arrogance. The White House has already stated that Washington "will not compromise" on NATO enlargement, because it does not accept the very idea of ​​banning new members from joining the Alliance. That is, the United States believes that Russia has no legitimate national security interests other than those defined by America.

Meanwhile, there are practically no competent specialists in Russia left in the United States. In particular, this can be seen in the recent statement of Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan that, according to the American intelligence services, Putin is "seriously considering" the option of invading Ukraine. At the same time, it is quite obvious that aggression on a national scale fundamentally contradicts the Kremlin's foreign policy.

In turn, the lack of understanding of modern Russia gives rise to Russophobia. The "Propaganda Ministry" repeats every day that Moscow is "on the verge of invading" the territory of Ukraine. Republicans want to spend 450 million dollars to buy weapons for the Armed Forces. However, the crisis in Ukraine is partly is a consequence "Aggressive marketing" of US defense enterprises, with which many congressmen cooperate.

Meanwhile, discouraged by Washington's indifference to its opinion, the Kremlin continues to actively arm itself and draw new "red lines" in front of its enemies. Russia preventively closed the Northern Sea Route for Western countries, deploying air defense and electronic warfare systems in the Arctic region and thereby effectively blocking the operation of over-the-horizon American radars. And if the US naval provocations continue, then Russia will also close the Black Sea.

Ultimately, Washington will be faced with a choice: to start a retreat on all fronts, or decide on a serious confrontation, in which Washington, however, has little chance of winning.
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  1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 20 December 2021 19: 40
    America does not need to worry about the Black Sea. Let him do his America.
  2. Yuri Palaznik Offline Yuri Palaznik
    Yuri Palaznik (Yuri Palaznik) 20 December 2021 19: 52
    Everyone judges for himself. The most aggressive and bloodthirsty country in the United States simply cannot understand what someone can think with his head.
  3. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 21 December 2021 00: 22
    Following on the heels of an American steamer. At a distance stipulated by international agreements. Dripping on your nerves. Difficulties in complying with (TRY TO VIOLATE!) The Montreux agreement. Absolutely not because of Russian influence, emergency situations (iron is not eternal, people are the same.) Meeting with a lighthouse, or with a bank. Somewhere in Constanta. Or in Varna.
  4. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 21 December 2021 00: 32
    If from the maxim you give a queue for a barrel of wine, then the wine will have time to flow out before all the holes are caulked.
  5. Rico1977 Offline Rico1977
    Rico1977 (Alexander) 21 December 2021 03: 23
    Paul once said that in 2014 Putin made the mistake of not taking over Ukraine. No Paul. At that time we were not yet ready for a big war, but the West was still ready. Our army was not rearmed, not ready, we didn’t have everything and good weapons in sufficient quantities. And the West still had it. And they deliberately lured us out of the den, they are not ready to shoot us. And that's not counting the Nazi Maidan frenzy of 2014 in Ukraine. Now we are ready, for the first time in history we are definitely stronger than the West, and the West is no longer ready to fight. The EU depends on us and does not want to resist. We have the most modern army, hypersound and pro. Now is the time to sort it out, not only with the West, but also crush the liberals inside, at least force them to work for the country. Europe is in failure with green energy, and energy is the main thing in the modern world. And its price too. Ukraine has become a ruin during this time, few people will defend this misunderstanding. The fight is not going over the ruins - for at least half of Europe, or even for the whole.
    1. Barracuda Offline Barracuda
      Barracuda (Tatyana ) 21 December 2021 15: 50
      We do not need all of today's Ukraine. We only need our primordial Russian people and lands, and Ukraine ...
      1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 22 December 2021 11: 08
        We do not need all of today's Ukraine. We only need our primordial Russian people and lands, and Ukraine ...

        to you - who exactly? for whom do you speak? who authorized you to speak for the rest of the Russians?
  6. Barracuda Offline Barracuda
    Barracuda (Tatyana ) 22 December 2021 12: 08
    Quote: Marzhetsky
    who authorized you to speak for the rest of the Russians

    The rest of the Russians