vara bungas: Vēlamais (mums) iznākums no RU-US/Big5 NATO/ EDSO sarunām – tās izbeidzās bez rezultāta, nesākušās vai pēc pirmās domu apmaiņas tūres. Ja kāds sajuties tik spēcīgs, lai atbildētu par savu bazaru un uzbruktu – GO AHEAD! MOLON LABE… citādi nekādas skaidrības par to, kurš te ir patiesais WHO.
[..] So far, Washington has fallen into the trap of offering goodwill to the Kremlin and failing to tend the allies on time. It failed to inform the allies about planned talks with the Russians; it started to delay assistance to Ukraine in order “not to provoke” the Russians; it did not call the bluff of the “drafts,” thus sending chills through NATO allies; and it legitimized the drafts by accepting another call with Putin. Washington keeps entertaining “talks about Russian security concerns.” All while Russia is the security concern, calmly preparing for another invasion.
As long as Washington does not say clearly that it rejects all and any Russian demand about the security arrangements in any NATO member, Putin’s team is winning. Because if the White House’s response to the demand to give half of Europe to Russia is “we’ll see where it takes us,” the alarm among members of the alliance is growing. Alarm not about the Russians, but about the Americans — a position everyone had hoped not to be in after the upheaval of the last American presidency. We know what the Russians want, but we are confused about what the Americans want.
At the moment, once again, the goals of Moscow and Washington in resolving the crisis seem to be in completely different categories. Moscow really wants to create a new security architecture, in which it essentially retains the right to dictate half of European security and legitimizes its “sphere of influence;” Washington wants to eliminate the threat of war in Ukraine at all costs. Moscow’s goal is strategic; Washington’s tactical. Anticipated goals aren’t even in the same plane of reality. [..]
…Fend off the enemy
Sing out the jubilee
With all the fire we can breathe …
UPD1 Profesors gan uzskata, ka nepatikamas sarunas ir labākas par nepatīkamu skaidrību. Zīmīgi, ka sarunām RU-NATO un RU-EDSO pat politologi nepiešķir nekādu nozīmi. Reālisms (starptautiskās attiecības) triumfāli atgriežas.