What the Russians Say About U.S.
It seems to me that Americans don’t know where to put Russia now. Under Brezhnev, we were the evil empire; under Gorbachev, we became friends, and then a failed state, a Burkina Faso with nuclear weapons. Under Yeltsin, at first we were a young democracy to pat on the shoulder; under Putin, we again became the empire of evil, although a toothless one. Where is Russia now? What is she planning to do? Are we a run-of-the-mill corrupt oil-state like Nigeria, or does the presence of nuclear weaponry complicate things? If I were an American, I wouldn’t bother to think about the curious Russian soul but would look at the naked facts. Russia isn’t planning to invade anyone, and the conflict with Georgia was just to keep the things as they are. Therefore, from the military point of view, Russia is harmless. As far as economics is concerned, Russia doesn’t present any interest to the U.S.A., with the exception of a couple of rare earth metals. Although Russia is one of the primary exporters of oil, its behavior in this regard is at least predictable.
In conclusion: there’s no need to classify Russia and place it in some group of countries. We, like China, are a separate planet. When it comes to predicting the future, not even Russians can do that. For now, the situation is better than 30 years ago, and the appearance of private capital in the country allows one to hope that Russia will be part of the global community.
A quote from the “The New York Times“
Misinformation on Facebook
As posted on Facebook, July 2, 2013:
- #FEMA signs deal w/ Russian troops to patrol U.S. events.
- Obama Requests 15,000 Russian Troops For “Upcoming” Disaster
- FEMA Plans to Use Russian Troops in U.S. WOW!!! Good luck America!!! People need to rise before its to late!
- Make sure you have plan to keep your family safe. This sounds like a bad movie. This should scare the crap out of you. Obama and the left are bringing America to it’s knees. According to the terms of a deal signed in Washington last week, Russian soldiers will soon be allowed to patrol American soil, “to provide security at mass events.”
- OBAMA IS A TRAITOR ALLOWING RUSSIAN TROOPS TO POLICE MAJOR US EVENTS!!!!!
As shared via Twitter and Facebook on July 2, 2013:
Is it true that FEMA signed an agreement to deploy Russian troops to provide security at mass events in the U.S.A.?
No, that’s a fictional claim based on an real agreement signed by representatives of FEMA and the Russian Emergency Ministry on June 25, 2013 stating that the two countries will share the expertise of first responders and emergency managers as part of an ongoing collaborative emergency preparedness program originally launched in 1996 and last renewed in 2007. The agencies also agreed to collaborate on improving protections against meteorite impacts and other space threats. Nowhere in the agreement was it mentioned in any official announcements that Russia would agree to deploying Russian troops on U.S. soil, let alone 15,000 of them.
A Russian news agency RIA Novosti confirmed that there will be no exchange of security or military personnel under the agreements, which was backed up by a quote from a FEMA spokesperson.
Misinformative reports about the terms of the agreements issued from standard conspiracy theorist venues such as the European Union Times (“Obama Requests 15,000 Russian Troops for ‘Upcoming’ Disaster,” original article credited to Sorcha Faal) and Alex Jones‘ Infowars website (“Russian Forces to Provide ‘Security’ at U.S. Events,” written by Paul Joseph Watson), none of which provided documentation for their hyperbolic claims other than the sources that have shared above.
So the only real war is between
Obama and Putin