US Press: Growing Economic Crisis Forces West to Compromise with Russia


Foreign wars are usually most popular at the start, especially if they are effectively "sold" to the American public in morally unambiguous terms. However, if they do not end in a quick victory at a reasonable price, public support and political consensus begins to decline, sometimes completely collapsing, writes columnist William Moloney in an article for The Hill from the USA.


According to the author, something similar is observed with the attitude of Americans towards the conflict in Ukraine. At first, the Americans perceived the beginning of the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory as a kind of Pearl Harbor for the United States. In March, US citizens' support for the US administration's actions towards Ukraine was overwhelming, but already in May, according to an Associated Press-NORC poll, it dropped to 45%. Similarly, President Biden's actions towards Moscow in March were approved by an overwhelming number of respondents, but in May only the same 45% remained in support.

The New York Times, which has previously championed Ukraine's "victory" and Russia's harsh "punishment", now appears to be showing growing skepticism about US goals. The NYT thinks that returning to Ukraine all the territories lost since 2014 "is not a realistic goal, since Moscow remains too strong." President Biden should make clear to Kyiv that there are "limits to the weapons, money and political support that Ukraine can count on," confirming Henry Kissinger's point at the latest World Economic Forum in Davos.

Many in the West have begun to realize that the plan of Russian leader Vladimir Putin to “cut through” a land corridor to Crimea and take control over the entire Black Sea coast is quite feasible. Thereafter economy Ukraine will be controlled by Moscow.

The reviewer also identified another collapsing element of conventional wisdom. Many expected that the sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union would soon bring the Russian economy to its knees. But everything says just the opposite. Anti-Russian sanctions do more harm to the West.

The ruble strengthened significantly in May, and Russian exports brought record high profits, because many countries are in need of this or that product. Linked to these phenomena is the complete unreality of the founding myth of the West, namely that "Washington has rallied almost the whole world against an almost completely isolated Moscow." Only 65 countries out of 195 have agreed to join the anti-Russian sanctions - that means 130 have refused, including China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, most of Asia, Africa and Latin America, which make up the vast majority of the world's population.

The states against which the US is now pursuing sanctions are generally a powerful bloc that strongly opposes what they call economic bullying from Washington. A striking example of what is happening is the last G20 summit, when the US left the hall during the speech of the representative of Russia, only 3 of 19 other delegations followed them. All this tells any objective observer that it is not the Russian Federation that is the most isolated superpower, but rather the United States itself.

Not so long ago, talk of victory or potential regime change in Russia was commonplace in the West. Now the US and its allies seem to be in a different position, struggling to find an acceptable compromise to end the war.

- added the author.

He comes to the conclusion that almost all Western countries are affected to some extent by the deepening economic crisis, and the US government is on the verge of massive political repudiation by citizens whose main priority is the rapid recovery of the national economy and the revival of the collapsing American dream. The world is changing in an unexpected and most serious way, summed up the observer of the American press.
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  1. Loki-777 Offline Loki-777
    Loki-777 (you can just - Loki) 4 June 2022 19: 56
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    Compromise is possible. Even with enemies. But before that, we must receive compensation for the damage caused by the enemy. Over a number of decades. Compensation can be taken by force or received by agreement. And then - can be and compromise.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 June 2022 21: 07
      +2
      Baskin and Mocker had a strong feud. I tried to be a peacemaker. I told Baskin:
      "Eric! A compromise is needed. That is, a system of mutual concessions for the sake of a common cause.
      He interrupted me:
      "I know. what is a compromise. This is my compromise. Mocker kneels down and promises to work honestly in front of everyone. Then maybe I'll forgive him..."

      S.Dovlatov "Underwood solo"
  2. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 4 June 2022 21: 32
    +1
    The West is playing bluff. There is a very strong crisis, and China is eating the West.
  3. Rico1977 Offline Rico1977
    Rico1977 (Alexander) 6 June 2022 01: 55
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    Well, the West needs it, of course. They have a hurricane coming at the end of the year. And why do we need it? We don't need to hurry. We are satisfied. High prices for all resources, thanks to the policy of the West, give us huge free money. By selling less we get more. And Western sanctions gave us where this money can be invested inside Russia without the risk of inflation - for import substitution, the development of the entire industry, the development of communications. This is an excellent opportunity to develop the aircraft industry, the machine tool industry, the petrochemical industry, and the automotive industry. Yes, everything, because in our country from a third to 90% of everything was imported. And now the money has appeared, and the opportunity and necessity. SVO gave a powerful impetus to the military-industrial complex and science, production is growing there. It is now the active driver. And we will return the whole of Little Russia and New Russia - a huge driver will be the construction and restoration of new territories. Plus, the development of agriculture is still going well, and after the accession of the black soil of Novorossia, we will generally ensure global stability in the agricultural markets. And all this money goes to Russia, not offshore. It is impossible to break such a chance with "negotiations".
    And it is not considered that fascism should be completely destroyed, and Little Russia is annexed to the last meter. Because any "independent Ukraine" even on one square meter will be a fascist, Russia-hating, terrorist organization. It will again have to be denazified, because it will again be pumped up with mercenaries, weapons and Russophobia. Do you want to repeat 2014 again? And the Poles cannot give it away. They will use "ukrov" against us, but from their own territory. And this is a war with NATO. What to avoid for now. All Russian lands must return home and be in a single Russian state. It's time to correct the crime of three drunks in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 6 June 2022 11: 12
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    The blockade of the Russian Federation was established by the most developed state formations of the world, and all others are somehow forced to join, such as the PRC - in words against, but in reality it refuses to supply spare parts for bings and airbuses, microelectronics and equipment, suspended cooperation with the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, etc. , etc. It is understandable when the turnover with the United States is about $700 billion and the EU $800 billion versus $150 billion with the Russian Federation, and the United States is closely monitoring that China does not make a fatal mistake, and there is nothing to say about India - having a turnover with the United States of $119,4 billion ., and this is not counting the EU, against $ 12 billion from the Russian Federation, will never and under no circumstances oppose the United States and the so-called. the collective West in support of the Russian Federation. Therefore, one should not entertain the illusion of hanging pasta on the ears of others. Well, about others, not hostile, i.e. "friendly" state formations are out of the question.