In the regiment of the U.S. military bureaucrats that imply that the Russian Federation as an "existential danger" to the state security of the USA, arrived: this time his views were voiced by the head of the Directorate of special operations (the Main Directorate of special forces Pentagon) Joseph Votel, writes the head of the American University in the capital of Russia, public figure and writer in his column for Sputnik.
so, in the opinion of the expert, expands the membership of the "party of war" inside the American establishment - number of persons representing different U.S. agencies and advocating the continuation of pressure on the Russian Federation by any means. Such rhetoric is not entirely due to the aforementioned concerns in the face of budget sequestration - the talk about him coming, and, if such decision is taken, a significant portion of the payment will lose and the U.S. Department of defense. Aggressive phrase about Russia explains the understandable desire of military bureaucrats to " pull money ", but by George Friedman believes that the "party of war" and there is a long-term goal.
"The hawks in Washington want nothing a bit of regime change in Russia. Their dislike of Vladimir Putin with the necessary character to have his vision of world politics, and firmly defending the right of Russia to defend the interests of safety, makes him (Putin - approx. Ed.) in absolute evil, " says the writer. Review of " the hawks ", he is obliged to leave and make way own post to someone more pliable, adds Edward Lozansky.
currently, the Hawks are confident that such a goal they still have the opportunity to achieve through economic sanctions and escalation of domestic fall, but in reality it is not So - the Russian economy albeit struggling, but not "destroyed" as it is stated Obama, and Vladimir Putin's popularity within the country increases.
instead to recognize the failure of the policy of punishment and begin the search for a reasonable compromise with Russia, the "party of war" requires an even greater escalation of tensions in Russian-American relations, and it can end badly for all, said Lozansky. It's one thing when Washington is trying to bring about regime change in Iraq, Libya or Ukraine, and another - when the US wants to do the same with Russia, a nuclear power.
"Any incident, no matter how unintentional and insignificant he was, in essence, can grow into something that we all - or at least those who survive - will remember with a sense of infinite wonder of human stupidity," writes public figure.