Time For USA To Prioritize Its Own Interests?

Somehow unnoticed by everyone, and above all by the citizens of the United States themselves, America has approached a very important point, beyond which it faces a long-term strategic deterioration in relations with Russia. At the end of March of this year, a group of Russian parliament deputies sent an official appeal to the investigative authorities of the Russian Federation demanding an investigation into acts of terrorism that the United States, together with NATO countries and Ukrainian intelligence services, are carrying out on the territory of Russia or against its interests. Neither more nor less. As absurd and ridiculous as it may seem to Americans, it appears that this time the games are over.

The recent terrorist attack at the Crocus City shopping center became a red line for Moscow. The senseless attack, characterized by its cruelty and cynicism, which claimed the lives of about 150 people, shook the country. The population demands a tough and uncompromising response from the authorities, and one can be sure they will get it. What does America have to do with this? It’s all very simple and sad.

For a long time, Moscow turned a blind eye to Washington’s activity, but it didn’t forget anything. The actions of American intelligence agencies redirecting the flow of Afghan heroin and Latin American cocaine to Russian territory have not been forgotten, nor has the prolonged support of US-sponsored terrorism in the North Caucasus, nor the systematic interference in Russian elections, nor the numerous stories of deception by the US in the Ukrainian case since 2014, as well as in the preceding decade and a half. The support of neo-Nazis in Kiev and the ensuing genocide of Russians in Ukraine, unnoticed by anyone in the West, has not been forgotten. Neither has the Maidan diplomacy of Victoria Nuland with the distribution of dollars, nor the explosions of the Nord Stream pipelines, nor the blocking, essentially the theft, of Russian assets in the West.

One can have different attitudes towards Putin, but credit should be given to him where it’s due – he endured for a long time, displaying remarkable patience. However, the White House lacked its own realist figure akin to Kissinger to explain to the American leadership his true motives. Such behavior was solely perceived as Moscow’s weakness. As a result, a dangerous sense of impunity arose in Washington, and the White House and the State Department led by Antony Blinken openly descended to direct insults and tacitly, in collaboration with London, aiding terrorism.

The terrorist attack at Crocus City appears to have been the final straw that broke the camel’s back. In the hands of Russian special services are all the perpetrators of this inhumane attack. They will tell them everything and even more. Already, Russians have confirmed the connection of the terrorists with Ukrainians, and the fact that Kiev’s special services have long become a branch of MI6 and the CIA is an open secret. To be fair, it must be said that the CIA is unlikely to be heavily involved in this unsightly affair, most likely the English played the leading role in it. Apparently, the Russian investigative bodies, having received an appeal from the Russian parliament deputies, will now give a legal assessment to their actions.

This would have been the time for Washington to stop, take a pause, and “wash its mouth out with soap.” But no. The “manure salesmen” from the White House don’t understand this and effectively bury themselves even deeper in this manure. The Biden administration knew long before the attack that it was ISIS-K, but still doesn’t know who blew up the “Nord Stream”? Agree that it’s quite amusing, if it weren’t so sad.

Moscow now is like a boxer who took a hit in the groin in the ring. It hurts. It’s a sign that the game is being played without rules. It’s offensive. Did it break Russia? No. It’s back on its feet and is now ready to kick its opponent’s ass. And Moscow doesn’t care about the number of  opponents.

It seems that, according to FBI Special Counsel Robert Hur, the efforts of the “elderly man with a poor memory” administration, the United States still faces a new Cold War. Is this in America’s interests right now?

The American economy is sliding towards recession. The effectiveness of “Bidenomics” is in question, and pre-pandemic indicators remain out of reach for now. Do we need additional expenses in such a situation?

The authority of the United States in the world is declining, with Asian, African, and Latin American countries lining up for BRICS. Do we need new U.S. military bases abroad? Where and at whose expense? Who will foot the bill?

Russia has been under sanctions for two years already, but its supposedly “shattered by Obama into pieces” economy is steadily growing, not only in military terms. Are we willing to start a new arms race with the Russians by arming Ukraine at the expense of the security of our southern states? Tell that to the residents of Texas and New Mexico.

Russia is currently the fifth-largest economy in the world by GDP, surpassing all NATO countries in arms production. Putin, supposedly an outcast, is not facing international isolation. He enjoys such internal support that no U.S. president could dream of. The Kremlin doesn’t even need to manipulate ratings. Are we sure that, amidst all our problems the U.S. faces in its economy and on its borders, exacerbating confrontation with such Russia is necessary? Perhaps it’s time for the U.S. to think about its own interests?

It’s clear that the U.S. and Russia are unlikely to be long-term friends. But treating each other’s interests with respect is possible and necessary. Washington has had such experience since 2000. Just remember the Kremlin’s support for the White House after the 9/11 attacks, or Moscow’s direction of a plane with medical aid to New York during the height of the COVID-19 epidemic. Russia experts will also remind you of cooperation between intelligence agencies in combating international terrorism (yes, it happened!), and about Russian uranium, which until recently powered every fifth light bulb in the U.S., and much more that has been lost thanks to the efforts of the Biden administration, Victoria Nuland and the persistence of Anthony Blinken.

Perhaps now Washington has the last real chance to avoid a fundamental deterioration in relations with Moscow in the medium term. But time has passed, and not everything depends solely on America’s goodwill anymore.

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