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Russian lawmaker: US dropped policy of Russia isolation


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TASS reports:

MOSCOW, October 9. /TASS/. The United States has actually dropped its policy towards Russia’s isolation, Alexei Pushkov, the chairman of the international committee of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house, said on Friday after a meeting of a working group on legal analysis of legislative procedures and laws in Ukraine.

“The thing that is playing against Ukraine is the crisis of the policy of isolation. De facto, the United States has abandoned the policy of isolation,” he said.

As an evidence to his words, he cited a recent meeting between Russian and US Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, in New York, and resumed dialogue between the two countries top diplomats, Sergei Lavrov of Russia and John Kerry of the United States, as well contacts between the Russian and US defense ministries. “It means de facto that the policy of isolation is just a verbal formula the United States has to stick to to look consistent but which is not implemented in real life,” he said.

He noted that such policy “is already influencing the Europeans.” He reminded a statement by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker about the necessity to resume dialogue with Russia. “I think it reflects the serious change in the moods of the European political elite,” Pushkov said.

In earlier remarks, Juncker spoke in favour of easing EU-Russia tension triggered by the Ukrainian crisis. “We must make efforts towards a practical relationship with Russia. It is not sexy but that must be the case, we can’t go on like this,” Reuters quoted him on Thursday as saying at an event in the southern German town of Passau. […]


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  1. Have to agree with Brad Benson. The US has a history of intervention going back 70 years and before that and they are used to thinking of themselves as Masters of all they survey. Since they declared their intent to remain non-interventionists they have engaged in murderous conquest of over 40 different peoples with no thought to the death and destruction they leave behind. It’s called “US Exceptionalism” don’t you know. Despite their crumbling economy, the US still bungles along believing they are indestructible even knowing that the Chinese may yet align themselves against the US alongside Russia (China is all too aware that if the US can deploy EU and NATO against Russia their turn will come next) but still are resolute in their own righteousness. Even in their dying throes, the US will steadfastly throw roundhouse punches at anyone perceived as standing in their way towards that ultimate New World Order and the voices within are too few to be heard or they are dismissed as limp wristed individuals decrying the superiority of the US. The left hand does not know what the right hand even wants let alone what it’s doing and it can only get worse. If Clinton gets in there will be a war – any war, she won’t care who or where. When Obama and Clinton were doing their five nation tour in 2010 she was shoulder to shoulder with Saakashvili and his murderous assault on the Ossetian people and Obama was spouting then how the US would stand fast against Russian Aggression (it didn’t matter that 20,000 Ossetians were being massacred by US/Georgian aggression) and the folk back home hadn’t a clue about the realities of that US aggression. Brad is right about the dying Imperialist dream and how the wrath of realisation will manifest itself. Fear the worst and hope for the best.

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  2. Reblogged this on wgrovedotnet and commented:

    I doubt if the Americans are that organised in their thinking and wouldn’t rely on them finding their asses with both hands. It would be nice, however, if common sense should prevail instead of this sticks and stones game the US overplays constantly.

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  3. The Russians shouldn’t get their hopes up. The neocons are still in charge in Washington and Obama will only go so far to resist them. He should have fired Victoria Nuland, who should never have been hired in a Democratic Administration in the first place, and Nuland is just one of thousands of embedded neocons that are now a permanent fixture in the US Civil Service.

    Moreover, the future does not currently look good for American/Russian Détente. There is not a single Republican Candidate that isn’t in favor of a new cold war and the Democratic War-Criminal-in-Waiting has already promised a “more robust” foreign policy than Obama who has boasted about his drone attacks in seven different countries.

    The good news for Putin is that he has made his move at the right time–before Obama leaves office and is replaced by a lunatic. He will have to move fast to consolidate things in both the Ukraine and in Syria. If he succeeds, the European Vassal States will reassess their relationships and the trend for the US will not be good. The Empire is dying a slow and painful death, but it is now when it will be the most dangerous.

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