The founding fathers of the Munich security conference “would be alarmed by the retreat from universal values and appeal to old ties of blood, race and religious affiliation,” said John McCain.
After McCain was made by the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov, who called for a “postzapadnoy world order” (post-West world order). Russia has “great potential of cooperation,” Lavrov said; “we are open to this so how ready the United States.”
However McCain in this case is right. Nationalism is an idea, time for which newly arrived. These “old ties of blood, race and religious affiliation”, in fact, everywhere strengthen their influence. This is the reality which we must recognize and with which we have to deal with. Regret about it will not lead to its disappearance. But what about “universal values,” McCain said? About democracy? Free elections in India brought to power of Hindu nationalists. In Palestine, Hamas. In Lebanon — Hezbollah. In Egypt, the victory of the “Muslim brotherhood” (banned in Russia organization — approx. ed.), which were then ousted in a military coup endorsed by the world’s oldest and greatest democracy. We have not forgotten that we helped to overthrow in Kiev, the democratically elected government?
Democracy is a bus you get off at your desired stop, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the autocrat from Ankara, a NATO ally.
Is religious freedom a “universal value”?
Try to preach Christianity or to attract new members into the fold of the Christian Church in most Islamic countries, and you’re a candidate to become a Martyr. Try to use the freedom of speech in China, XI Jinping, and you will find yourself in a prison cell. Concerning the faith of the West in the equality of all consensual sexual relations, in some African and Muslim countries, homosexuals are beheaded, and violators adultery stoned to death.
In the Afghan province of Nuristan, located in the liberated by American troops in Afghanistan this month, an armed mob of 300 people surrounded the jail, then the attackers killed three policemen and pulled out 18-year-old woman, fled with her lover to avoid prepared for her marriage. First she was beaten by relatives, and then the eldest brother shot her with a hunting rifle and the youngest from the AK-47.
Afghan family values.
Her lover gave to her husband. “Honour killings” and suicide bombers are not uncommon in a world where many consider them worthy deeds in front of Allah.
McCain calls himself “doesn’t need any justification supporter of the West”, he calls himself a man who “does not agree with what our values are the equivalent of the moral values of our opponents.”
Apparently, Lavrov wanted to say this:
Reality demands that we here in Munich, to recognize that in the new struggle for peace Russia and the United States are natural allies, not natural enemies. We can argue about Crimea and Donbas, but we are in the same boat. Either we sail together or drown together.
Isn’t the rights of Russian Minister of foreign Affairs?
Unlike during the cold war, Moscow now does not command a world Empire. Still a nuclear superpower, it is the nation, whose GDP is comparable to the GDP of Spain and its population of less than 150 million and continues to decline. In addition, Russia does not threaten any vital interest of the United States.
America besieged by millions of illegal immigrants crossing the border with Mexico, while Russia in the South is faced by 1.3 billion Chinese who greedily looked at resource-rich Siberia and the Russian far East.
In addition, China is struggling to get America and its allies from the East China sea and South China sea, lay the Great silk way on the territory of the former Russian and Soviet province in Central Asia. Russia is home to 16 million Muslims, it is threatened by those same terrorists, and it is much closer to the Middle East, source of the Sunni terror.
Is Putin’s Russia as an enemy, as, apparently, according to McCain?
Before answering this question, we must understand the meaning of a new struggle in the world, who are the rivals and what for us are the threats.
If we believe that the struggle is for “global democracy” and “human rights”, then Putin may be on the opposite side. But, in this case, we can be allies of President al-Sisi in Egypt and Erdogan in Turkey, as well as kings, emirs and sultans of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman?
But if a new struggle in the world, aimed at protecting ourselves and our civilization, whereas Russia seems a natural ally, but also more critical and powerful than all the company in Kiev.
In August 1914 Europe was plunged into 50 months lasted the carnage, the reason for which was the assassination of the Archduke. In 1939 Britain and France declared war to Poland was not forced to abandon the Prussian port of Danzig, taken from Germany as a result of the establishment of the blockade and threat of starvation in 1919, which was a clear violation of the 14 points of Woodrow Wilson, as well as the rights of residents of Danzig to self-determination. As a result of two wars killed 50 to 100 million people.
Today, the United States in conflict with Russia, with huge and natural ally, on the Peninsula, which belonged to her from the XVIII century and is only 8 thousand miles from the United States.
“The potential… is huge. But he, of course, remains to be implemented,” — said Lavrov. But to agree we should have “mutual respect”. Let’s hope that President trump will understand the Russian position and stop paying attention to the hawks inside the ring road of Washington.