"Polite force" of Moscow against US "rap"
"We have no strategy" - a sorry quotation of Barak Obama by a Georgetown University professor, former Department of State employee Rose Brooks, in her article "Embrace the Chaos" published in "Foreign Policy" magazine.
The author speaks of Washington's foreign policy as of something thoughtless, ineffective and passive, which only confirms Obama's statement about the absence of strategy. Problems like Ebola and the Syrian conflict are also mentioned. Surprisingly, a very thorough analysis of the world politics diplomatically abides ruined relations with Russia and the ongoing Ukrainian crisis which is also something to think about. Because it's Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin who are the main geopolitical opponents of Washington in its aspiration to global supremacy. And that is why Washington is increasing its pressure over Moscow.
Meanwhile the main reasons for such behavior of western, and mostly American elite has its roots. Containment policy was wide spread during the "cold war" period, and possibly it didn't pass away from Washington's foreign policy out of the fear that stronger Russia may become a real geopolitical and economic rival.
Besides that, before the Ukrainian crisis US political and financial circles were totally not expecting any actions from Moscow, which could be aimed at protecting its own national interests. An old "role model" played out here - Russia (USSR) is a country that lost in the Cold War, and must submit to the winners will. It was then, when the American elite adopted a stereotype of acting arrogantly towards Russia. A setting that has a decisive influence over every decision made toward Moscow. And that was a clear case especially on Ukrainian crisis issue.
That is why Crimea's reunion with Moscow brought such hysteria in Washington. They were unaware of it, and to be honest, they sped it up themselves. By the way, as President Putin mentioned it recently, he had an appropriate strategy, on the contrary to Obama.
The grotesque US political system, sick with inertia is unable of learning even on its own mistakes. As an outcome - using of same methods and lack of strategical measures. A shining example are the sanctions against Russia (which are only possible to be introduced by the UNSC) which are nothing short of being targeted actions against a foreign state that are aimed at disrupting the government by economical and psychological means. But the pressure and blackmail tools aimed at "regime change" in Russia works only as a cornerstone for the Russian people to ideologically strengthen.
It is confirmed by voices of reason across the ocean. Even in early September, 2014 Dianne Feinstein, head of the Select Committee on Intelligence, when asked about Vladimir Putin's support said that "the Russians are following him, and have followed him yet, as Russians are very stoic and valiant and can overcome any economic difficulty." And it's precisely as she has said it - and according to Russia Today's editor, Magrarita Simonyan, by provoking the Ukrainian crisis the Americans have pushed a "Russians never give up" button.
Of course, US and their satellites' actions aimed against Russia, agreed and adjusted, may deal irreparable damage. The social-economic situation in the country may worsen if the oil prices will fall below the expected critical minimum. Anyhow, the strategic advantage is still in Russia's hands. The Anglo-Saxon advance does not work as means of isolating Moscow, but only strengthens its role in foreign affairs, by raising its status in the already forming multi-polar world, where such young and energetic alliances as BRICS, SCO and also Latin-American cooperational structures become more and more popular. And the worthy behavior of the "polite people's" leader Vladimir Putin against the background of the uneffective Barak Obama's "rap" only sthrengthens Russia's authority.