I’m sure that many said yesterday: “I knew it”. The skeptics grinned and went on to watch realistic on Russian-American relations.
Yesterday the press secretary of the White House Sean Spicer announced: “President Trump stated in no uncertain terms that he expects from the Russian government the reduction in violence in Ukraine and returning the Crimea. At the same time he counts on the possibility of establishing relations with Russia as contrasted with previous administrations in the solution of many problems facing the international community as the threat posed by ISIL* and terrorism”.
Translating from diplomatic language it means: “We protect only our own interests. Don’t stand in our way.” We’ll make America great again and the others will conform.”
Probably more than one has written that Trump could not stand the pressure put on him by the US government. These people will be right and wrong at the same time. Of course the American system is built so that one man even with the team can’t change it. Even John F.Kennedy failed.
On the other hand personally I didn’t expect of Trump anything good. Only his love for our women is pro-Russia. He is an vulgar bourgeois, obsessed on self-esteem and power. Stephen King has miraculously forestalled his character in the description of Greg Stillson from “The Dead Zone.” From the literature I would remember also by Bret Easton Ellis. Hero of his cult novel “American psycho” Patrick Bateman considered Trump as an idol.
Positive attitude to big Donald in Russia is explained with militant Russophobia of his competitor Hillary Clinton and the hope of Russia that finally in American politics will be someone more or less adequate.
But the world will not stand two political alpha males. Trump started to show his ivories to the Russia from the first day. His proposal to divide Syria into “zones of influence” (Mr. Obama talked about the same) renewed the war in the Donbass – all this evil started with his participation.
Surprisingly there are people who seriously thought that Trump will annul sanctions and recognize the Crimea as Russian. This even hit the broadcasts of Federal TV. So that people thaw ice by heat for the Americans and thought, “Trump is our”!
He is not! And never will be. Moreover, I am sure that Trump will become a huge hawk that seriously covet the liver of Russia that is confined by the capitalist chains. From the first day I look to the Great Donald with extreme skepticism.
Trick about the Crimea was in the spirit of Anglo-Saxon foreign policy. Britains made Russophobia a tool to achieve absolute superiority in the world. USA took over and developed this policy.
Washington undermined the constructive diplomatic relations. It is similar to a love story where the guy left the girl and she asks to come back and then he make conditions which gets harder and reduced to impossible.
The same is with the Crimea. It is clear that Russia will not give up the Peninsula. The return of the Crimea would be capitulation including Putin personally. I don’t believe that smart people in Washington don’t understand this.
Maybe don’t understand in Ukraine. There were happy and triumphed at the statement of the press Secretary of the White House. Actually the Ukrainians believe that Crimea is their though not understand what to do with the Peninsula.
Making such statements the White House takes indirectly Ukraine under its patronage again. It means a new round of suffering for the residents of Donbas. For Ukrainian politicians it means a new march to the West. For Crimea it means new socio-economic pressure and tension.
The mainland Russia has to understand that everything resumes its natural course but it gets worse. The pressure will be on. Trump can’t and does not want “Contradictio in contrarium.” The life in the mode of confrontation now is a reality. The United States is an element of the anti-Russian matrix established in the world nowadays.
A few days ago was a tenth anniversary of the Munich speech. We recalled it daying that Russia called to cooperation and the right to self-determination. However it produced the opposite effect. The old new Russian villain appeared in the world and a thousand-year war between Russia and the West resumed. Myths about Russia and the West as the phantom have appeared. And hardly anyone will give way.
It was the norm for them when Russia has lost Crimea in 24 hours. But it became the symbolic tragedy for the Russians. The return of Sevastopol and Crimea became the Declaration of truth and justice. It was really an existential choice. But only for Russia. It is a crime and a violation of the law for the others.
Choosing the truth we have to understand that this is our truth which will give the power only if we follow it. To manifest and establish it not only power is needed but the will of the people. There is no other way. Meanwhile, Russian-American relations again enter the dead zone. And the Crimea is our but only for us.
* Prohibited in Russia terrorist organization