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Russia: Why Not Buy It Out?

A modest, low-cost proposal to remove an existential threat to the United States.

Published on: September 11, 2017
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  • 李明洙

    This is a very simplistic view. Putin has kept his word to the oligarchs and the Yeltsin family. He hasn’t thrown them in prison or killed them. We are talking about people who can’t afford a change because they’ll end up in exile, powerless, or even in prison for their crimes. They aren’t merely motivated by money, at least not anymore. Then there’s the issue of some of these state owned enterprises and those that are only nominally private — not for sale anyway. Then there are the optics. Russians don’t want to feel like their country is being bought up by foreign powers. In fact, pretty much America is the only country that tolerates that to the detriment of its own national security and working class.

    • I totally agree with you.

    • Ivan Belinsky

      Definitely yes. In addition just want to add that the Chodorkowski case showed that oligarchs can be imprisoned and judged if they decided to go against Putin and his comrades. It was easier to work with them instead of performing another revolution and another war with them. So the situation in Ukraine showed that there other ways to change the power instead of performing a bloody Civil War for $5bm payed by US government. I hope Obama will receive his russian medal for the favor he gave to russians to return Crimea back as it should be long time ago.

      • Dmitry Fedotov

        Khodorkovsky sold not oil, but a “well fluid” and did not pay taxes at all. Moreover, he is a criminal from the 90s. He didnt go against Putin and his comrades. He go against me personally.

        • Ivan Belinsky

          almost all oligarchs are from 90s.

    • Алексей Глушенков

      A rare adequate commentary – how do you know the situation so well?

    • Калашников (псевдоним)

      Yes it is!

  • Kevin

    Interesting.

    But it has the old problem with Danegeld:

    once you have paid him the Danegeld
    You never get rid of the Dane

    Hence:

    Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.

  • GS

    Why buy what is worthless?

    • Erdem Tabdanov

      I hope you meant your brain. It is worthless, indeed.

      • GS

        The worth is in the eye of the buyer. Those who for decades have been employing me as an industrial researcher have been valuing my brain high enough. But you can take your russia and shove it ubi sol non lucet.

        • Erdem Tabdanov

          They definitely overpaid for your brain. But I am glad they did. 🙂

          • Алексей Глушенков

            I do not think that millionaires write comments. How much is your brain worth?

        • Ivan Belinsky

          Your words showed that you are not so smart enough. May be a good “industrial researcher” but in other aspects you are not so smart as you want to look like.

          So generally you are not smarter then people who lives in other countries… And there are also “industrial researchers” that can analyze the market and what the clients want, also good advisers, good directors (or CIO, CEO and etc), also smart bandits who were able to rob the whole country… and etc. So basically the only difference is that they do not point everyone that they are smart…because it is really looks like really stupid.

          • GS

            Я родился и вырос в этой ебаной россии, и знаю этот сортир достаточно хорошо. Лучшим решением всей моей жизни было съебать оттуда. Знаю, о чем говорю.

          • Alex

            He is “researching” completely rigged markets so the value of his so called research is next to zero 🙂

        • Alex

          You are not a reseacher since you do not understand what you are talking about 🙂

          • GS

            Thanks for the laugh of the year. Now get lost, sovok.

      • Alex

        He is a frustrated soviet immigrant, there is nothing else to it 🙂

    • Алексей Глушенков

      How little you know about what is in Russia …
      A huge country with huge reserves of resources. People are also talented and hardworking.

      • GS

        Я там родился и вырос, так что знаю я о вас отнюдь не “little”. Доступно, совок? “hardworking” – не “hardworking”, а “harddrinking”.

    • Alex

      You cannot buy what is not for sale 🙂 Besides who needs a worthless green paper with buying power of just two cents?

      • GS

        I would not be buying it even if someone offered to pay me to take the stuff. There are much better uses for my money. “Я мог бы скупить весь Арканар, но меня не интересуют помойки”.

  • Angel Martin

    So a spokesman for D.C. swamp dwellers thinks that the Russian political elite would sell out their country to the highest bidder.

    Now where would he get an idea like that ?

  • Jeff77450

    I’m in Houston and my brain is genuinely exhausted from dealing with Harvey and it’s aftermath, to include my son’s house being flooded and trying to help him with various things, and with another relative having to come live with me, and dealing with my cranky wife and obnoxious stepson (plus the usual of being trapped in a job of thirty-four years that I hate, despise and loath and being in year-three of a late midlife funk). So maybe that’s why I’m not understanding (or maybe I’m just not smart enough even on the best of days). How, exactly, would this plan prevent the Russian government from behaving badly? For that matter, what would prevent Russia from taking the money, thanking us kindly, and then nationalizing the assets? Thank you.

    • adk

      No need to stress over it — it’s actually a piece of satire (I hope intentional) of “a modest proposal” kind.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal

    • Dmitry Fedotov

      Let me explain to you. You had 27 years of absolute power after the collapse of the USSR. You showed everyone your model of the world and built it without interference. Over the years, you have not managed even such a trifle as free medicine and education. And all this, having endless supplies of money! Millions of specialists came to your country after the collapse of the USSR, you also had an endless supply of brains. All that you have done over these years is a huge public debt. Explain to you why? Because you are bad guys. Yes. In this movie, you’re the bad guys, and the story went the wrong way. And I hope your son will be fine.

      • Jeff77450

        Good morning, I’m doing better today. Your comment in no way explains how the U.S. “buying out” Russia is going to result in your backward, murderous, kleptocratic, thug government ceasing to engage in bad behavior. Face it, Dmitry, using the metrics of freedom, individual rights, inventiveness, innovation and overall productivity Western Civilization wins hands-down over every other belief-system. Within the context of Western Civilization America wins hands-down.

        The chaos we’re seeing in the West, to include America, is the result of at least sixty years of Leftist efforts to “deconstruct” Western Civilization: http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/watchwomanonthewall/2011/04/the-45-communist-goals-as-read-into-the-congressional-record-1963.html We’re also experiencing the latter (bad)half of what is sometimes referred to as the Tytler cycle of history, named for Alexander Tytler: http://commonsensegovernment.com/the-tytler-cycle

        Why, exactly, do they want to destroy the most inventive, innovative and productive civilization the world has ever known isn’t entirely clear to me other than the fact that they just hate it. Why do they hate it? This isn’t profound but hate has to be taught, either “academically,” as in parents propagandizing their children from birth, or from repeated bad personal experiences over the course of the individual’s life with whatever group they have come to hate. There aren’t any five-year-olds sitting around thinking, “I feel hatred towards Jews/Christians/Hindus/Muslims/Blacks/Whites/Rich People/Freedom.”

        I have two sons, ages 28 & 30, who have turned out reasonably well; educated, employed, law-abiding, no vices, center-right, not the least bit confused about their sex/gender. Of all the different “hats” that I’ve worn being a dad has been my favorite by far. I mostly got it right even though I got a few things wrong. America is like that. By any stretch of the imagination America has *mostly* been a force for good in the world. (Can Russia, China or Islam say the same)? Inevitably we got some things wrong along the way.

        All those parasitic cradle-to-grave-nanny-states in Europe, would they exist without America? America has been doing the heavy-lifting of the defense of Europe for seventy-two years now. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3Cjt-a78aw&t=85s) Then there are all the services/infrastructure that America has created, e.g. the world-wide air traffic control system, GPS, weather and communications satellites, a disproportionate amount of the world’s research & development, the internet. I’m sure that we could think of other examples. For the Pacific Rim countries the Pacific Tsunami Warning System. Without America all those nanny-states, partially built on the backs of U.S. tax-payers, either wouldn’t exist or would be no where near as elaborate as they are.

        • Dmitry Fedotov

          I’m glad that things going better for you . F-ng nature is going crazy.
          1st. “murderous, kleptocratic, thug government ceasing to engage in bad behavior” Now, when my eyes stop bleeding, I must tell you a few things.
          1. We do not care about America. Its on the other side of the planet. This your government needs enemies, and they make enemies from us. Including mythical Russian hackers who actually sit in CIA.
          2. You protect Europe from yourself, like many bandits. The US was lucky that after the terrible wars, Europe lay in ruins. As well as the USSR. And then you came with cheap loans and your propaganda
          3. When the USSR collapsed, we understood here that there was a lot of propaganda in the USSR. The problem is that the US has not collapsed, and no one has realized that there was not less propaganda in the US. And now all you know about Russia is a layered propaganda in which there is not a word of truth at all. This is an alternative reality, and an alternative Russia, in which propaganda from the 50s, 60s, 90s, and 2000s was mixed up. believe me. I read and watch your news, and this is an alternative reality. I’m not even sure what in the USSR, everything was as bad as yours now.
          The most vivid example is the Crimea. The US demands that the Crimea be given to Ukraine. But more than 90% of the Crimean population is Russian, and this is confirmed by international surveys. They want to be Russian and live in Russia. they live in cities that were built by the Russians, their ancestors. They speak Russian, they are Russian, they do not like Ukrainians and Ukrainians do not like them. You want to force 2 million people to become Ukrainians although they are Russians. It’s very democratic. This is your democracy. You do not believe me? Visit the Crimea and ask yourself. But your travel companies are not allowed to work in Crimea. You are not allowed to visit Crimea. This is your freedom. This is your democracy and this is your freedom. They were exchanged for short-term political buns, sold for pennies.

          • caap02

            Lies. In the last census taken in Crimea approx. 60% of the population declared their ethnicity as “Russian”, and it has probably decreased since then. In the last election held in Crimea, 4 of 100 seats in the local parliament went to the pro-Russian party.

          • L Joe

            US is a villain which only can print more dollars and force other countries to give real products for these pieces of paper.
            WHERE U.S. invaded in 20 and 21 centuries.
            1901 – sending troops to Colombia.
            1902 – the invasion of Panama.
            1904 – the invasion of Korea, Morocco and the Dominican Republic.
            1905 – U.S. troops intervene in a revolution in Honduras.
            1905 – the invasion of Mexico (the dictator Porfirio DMaz helped suppress the rebellion).
            1905 – the invasion of Korea.
            1906 – the invasion of the Philippines, the suppression of the liberation movement.
            1906 – 1909 – U.S. troops are in Cuba during the elections.
            1907 – the invasion of Nicaragua.
            1907 – U.S. troops intervene in a revolution in the Dominican Republic
            1907 – U.S. troops are involved in a war with Honduras, Nicaragua.
            1908 – U.S. troops are in Panama during the elections.
            1910 – Nicaragua. The United States sent military forces in Nicaragua and organized anti-government conspiracy.
            In 1910 was formed a junta of pro-American generals.
            In the same year became president Estrada, but the following year he was replaced by A. Diaz, supported by U.S. troops.
            1911 – Americans landed in Honduras to support the rebellion led by former President Manuel Bonnily against the legitimately elected President Miguel Davila.
            1911 – suppression of anti-American riots in the Philippines.
            1911 – introduction of troops in China.
            1912 – U.S. troops are in Havana (Cuba).
            1912 – U.S. troops are in Panama during the elections.
            1912 – U.S. troops in the invasion of Honduras.
            1912-1933 – the occupation of Nicaragua. Nicaragua turned into a colony monopoly “United Fruit Company” and other American companies.
            In 1914, Washington signed an agreement by which the United States granted the right to build an inter-oceanic canal in the territory of Nicaragua. In 1917 he became president E. Chamorro, the United States has concluded with several new agreements, which led to further enslave the country.
            1914 – U.S. troops are in the Dominican Republic, the battle with insurgents in Santa Domingo.
            1914-1918 – A series of intrusions into Mexico.
            1914-1934 – Haiti. After numerous uprisings America introduces its troops, the occupation continues 19 years.
            1916-1924 – 8-year-old occupation of the Dominican Republic.
            1917-1933 – occupation of Cuba
            1917-1918 – participation in the 1st World War.
            1918-1922 – intervention in Russia. It was attended by just 14 countries.
            1918-1920 – Panama. After the election, introduced troops to quell the unrest.
            1919 – COSTA RICA. U.S. Troops … to “protect American interests”.
            1919 – U.S. troops fighting on the side of Italy against Serbs in Dolmatov.
            1919 – American troops are in Honduras during the elections.
            1920 – Guatemala. 2-week intervention.
            1921 – U.S. support for the rebels who fought to overthrow the Guatemalan president Carlos Herrera to benefit the United Fruit Company.
            1922 – intervention in Turkey.

          • Dmitry Fedotov

            70 not 60% – ethnic Russian. That corresponds to the rest of Russia. (only 70% of the population of Russia are ethnic Russians), but 97% in crimea are Russian citizens. However, only 3% of the population named their native language Ukrainian. And you have there know how to twist numbers, so that everything seemed not the way it is? Even according to the results of Ukrainian studies, more than 90% of the Crimean population want to be in Russia! The accession of Crimea to Russia is approved by 93% of Crimeans, only 4% oppose, the marketing company GfK Ukraine has found out. They conducted their research in the Crimea on the order of Berta Communications for the Free Crimea project.

          • Будусов Виктор

            Because Ukraine hashly suppress any pro-Russian movement.

            And i hope you know that 60% is MAJORITY.

        • L Joe

          How can a country with 20 trilllion debt buy other country?

          • Alex

            Exactly!!! US already lost its ability to pay even the percentage on its debts and as we already know -nothing beats the compounding interest. So US is doomed and rapidly growing social and economic problems reflect that perfectly. What happens when country finds itself crashing under the weight of the unbearablt debts? It would be immediately attacked by speculators of all sorts and kinds! Where do we see that already? Stockmarket!!! This environment only makes sense through the prism of trends (or senseless lies) because all fundamentals do not work anymore.

        • L Joe

          US is a villain which only can print more dollars and force other countries to give real products for these pieces of paper.
          WHERE U.S. invaded in 20 and 21 centuries.

          1901 – sending troops to Colombia.
          1902 – the invasion of Panama.
          1904 – the invasion of Korea, Morocco and the Dominican Republic.
          1905 – U.S. troops intervene in a revolution in Honduras.
          1905 – the invasion of Mexico (the dictator Porfirio DMaz helped suppress the rebellion).
          1905 – the invasion of Korea.
          1906 – the invasion of the Philippines, the suppression of the liberation movement.
          1906 – 1909 – U.S. troops are in Cuba during the elections.
          1907 – the invasion of Nicaragua.
          1907 – U.S. troops intervene in a revolution in the Dominican Republic
          1907 – U.S. troops are involved in a war with Honduras, Nicaragua.
          1908 – U.S. troops are in Panama during the elections.
          1910 – Nicaragua. The United States sent military forces in Nicaragua and organized anti-government conspiracy.
          In 1910 was formed a junta of pro-American generals.
          In the same year became president Estrada, but the following year he was replaced by A. Diaz, supported by U.S. troops.
          1911 – Americans landed in Honduras to support the rebellion led by former President Manuel Bonnily against the legitimately elected President Miguel Davila.
          1911 – suppression of anti-American riots in the Philippines.
          1911 – introduction of troops in China.
          1912 – U.S. troops are in Havana (Cuba).
          1912 – U.S. troops are in Panama during the elections.
          1912 – U.S. troops in the invasion of Honduras.
          1912-1933 – the occupation of Nicaragua. Nicaragua turned into a colony monopoly “United Fruit Company” and other American companies.
          In 1914, Washington signed an agreement by which the United States granted the right to build an inter-oceanic canal in the territory of Nicaragua. In 1917 he became president E. Chamorro, the United States has concluded with several new agreements, which led to further enslave the country.
          1914 – U.S. troops are in the Dominican Republic, the battle with insurgents in Santa Domingo.
          1914-1918 – A series of intrusions into Mexico.
          1914-1934 – Haiti. After numerous uprisings America introduces its troops, the occupation continues 19 years.
          1916-1924 – 8-year-old occupation of the Dominican Republic.
          1917-1933 – occupation of Cuba
          1917-1918 – participation in the 1st World War.
          1918-1922 – intervention in Russia. It was attended by just 14 countries.
          1918-1920 – Panama. After the election, introduced troops to quell the unrest.
          1919 – COSTA RICA. U.S. Troops … to “protect American interests”.
          1919 – U.S. troops fighting on the side of Italy against Serbs in Dolmatov.
          1919 – American troops are in Honduras during the elections.
          1920 – Guatemala. 2-week intervention.
          1921 – U.S. support for the rebels who fought to overthrow the Guatemalan president Carlos Herrera to benefit the United Fruit Company.
          1922 – intervention in Turkey.
          1922-1927 – U.S. forces in China during the popular uprising.
          1924-1925 – Honduras. Troops invaded the country during the elections.
          1925 – Panama. American forces dispersed a general strike.
          1926 – Nicaragua. Invasion.
          1927-1934 – all over China – U.S. troops.
          1932 – invasion of Salvador.
          1937 – Nicaragua. With U.S. troops dictator Somoza comes to power, displacing the legitimate government of Hamid Sacasa.
          1939 – The introduction of troops in China.
          1947-1949 – Greece. Suppression of anti-fascist movement.
          1948-1953 – military action in the Philippines.
          1950 – uprising in Puerto Rico suppressed by U.S. troops.
          1950-1953 – armed intervention in Korea
          1958 – Lebanon. Occupation of the country, the fight against the rebels.
          1958 – confrontation with Panama.
          1959 – America invades Laos, begin the first clashes of American troops in Vietnam.
          1959 – Haiti. Suppression of the popular uprising against the pro-American government.
          1960 – after Jose Maria Velasco was elected president of Ecuador and refused to comply with U.S. demands to cut ties with Cuba, Americans spent several military operations and organize a coup.
          1960 – U.S. troops are in Guatemala to prevent removal from power U.S. puppets.
          1965-1973 – military aggression against Vietnam.
          1966 – Guatemala. … U.S. troops entered the country, were arranged massacres of Indians, who were considered potential rebels.
          1966 – military assistance pro-American governments of Indonesia and the Philippines.
          1971-1973 – the bombing of Laos.
          1972 – Nicaragua. American troops are introduced in order to support the government, favorable to Washington.
          1983 – The military intervention in Grenada, about 2 thousand marines.
          1986 – The attack on Libya. The bombing of Tripoli and Benghazi.
          1988 – the invasion of American troops in Honduras
          1989 – American troops suppress unrest in the Virgin Islands.
          1991 – large-scale military action against Iraq
          1992-1994 – the occupation of Somalia. Armed violence against the civilian population, the killing of civilians.
          1998 – Sudan. Americans consume missile strike pharmaceutical plant, claiming that it produces nerve gas.
          1999 – U.S. and NATO launched a campaign of the 78-day aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia.
          2001 – the invasion of Afghanistan.
          2003 – bombing of Iraq.
          2011 – Libya.

        • Leonardo Giuseppe Masia

          All those parasitic cradle-to-grave-nanny-states in Europe, would they exist without America? America has been doing the heavy-lifting of the defense of Europe for seventy-two years now.

          Why?
          It’s like that old Scottish anecdote. A man tells another man: “Do you know? McGregor is dead!”
          The other man, without losing his temper a bit, answers: “Welll… he surely had his interest on that…”

  • Ivan Belinsky

    and what about the US national debt that is over $20 000 000 000 000 … instead of thinking about Russia – we can only recommend to think about this debt and how to cover it. Russia has much smaller national debt that is about 25% of their economic or even lesser.

  • Женатик

    Vladik Inozemtsev is very hard to believe that not everything is sold … He does not get used to selling himself and the Motherland … Although it is unlikely that such bastards have such a thing as “Motherland”

  • Erdem Tabdanov

    With such low level of political intellectual culture U.S. doesn’t need an external enemy. The enemy is inside. 🙂

  • Fat_Man

    I assume this is a satire. and it is very well done. Sadly, in the real world men are motivated by things other than greed. Spite and Revenge are among them. I think that Putin and his KGB cronies view their polices towards the US and the West are payback for what Putin has labeled the greatest disaster of the 20th century — the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    • Алексей Глушенков

      Who told you such nonsense about KGB? All this is so inconsistent with reality …
      The fact that Putin considers the destruction of the USSR a disaster – but this is really so for the inhabitants of the country.
      About revenge – it’s just ridiculous.

      • Fat_Man

        Case proven by Russian trollbot.

        • Алексей Глушенков

          You yourself are a troll

        • Arkady Zhelezniak

          So, everyone who doesn’t agree with your opinion is a trollbot? How convenient…

          • Fat_Man

            Only Russians. Chinese do it a lot too.

          • Arkady Zhelezniak

            Same shit: Every Russian who doesn’t agree with your opinion is a troll bot. Much easier to think that simple way to you, doesnt make your head hurt with complicated thoughts. Good boy!

          • Fat_Man

            Foul mouth trollbot.

    • L Joe

      Us is villain
      WHERE U.S. invaded in 20 and 21 centuries.

      1901 – sending troops to Colombia.
      1902 – the invasion of Panama.
      1904 – the invasion of Korea, Morocco and the Dominican Republic.
      1905 – U.S. troops intervene in a revolution in Honduras.
      1905 – the invasion of Mexico (the dictator Porfirio DMaz helped suppress the rebellion).
      1905 – the invasion of Korea.
      1906 – the invasion of the Philippines, the suppression of the liberation movement.
      1906 – 1909 – U.S. troops are in Cuba during the elections.
      1907 – the invasion of Nicaragua.
      1907 – U.S. troops intervene in a revolution in the Dominican Republic
      1907 – U.S. troops are involved in a war with Honduras, Nicaragua.
      1908 – U.S. troops are in Panama during the elections.
      1910 – Nicaragua. The United States sent military forces in Nicaragua and organized anti-government conspiracy.
      In 1910 was formed a junta of pro-American generals.
      In the same year became president Estrada, but the following year he was replaced by A. Diaz, supported by U.S. troops.
      1911 – Americans landed in Honduras to support the rebellion led by former President Manuel Bonnily against the legitimately elected President Miguel Davila.
      1911 – suppression of anti-American riots in the Philippines.
      1911 – introduction of troops in China.
      1912 – U.S. troops are in Havana (Cuba).
      1912 – U.S. troops are in Panama during the elections.
      1912 – U.S. troops in the invasion of Honduras.
      1912-1933 – the occupation of Nicaragua. Nicaragua turned into a colony monopoly “United Fruit Company” and other American companies.
      In 1914, Washington signed an agreement by which the United States granted the right to build an inter-oceanic canal in the territory of Nicaragua. In 1917 he became president E. Chamorro, the United States has concluded with several new agreements, which led to further enslave the country.
      1914 – U.S. troops are in the Dominican Republic, the battle with insurgents in Santa Domingo.
      1914-1918 – A series of intrusions into Mexico.
      1914-1934 – Haiti. After numerous uprisings America introduces its troops, the occupation continues 19 years.
      1916-1924 – 8-year-old occupation of the Dominican Republic.
      1917-1933 – occupation of Cuba
      1917-1918 – participation in the 1st World War.
      1918-1922 – intervention in Russia. It was attended by just 14 countries.
      1918-1920 – Panama. After the election, introduced troops to quell the unrest.
      1919 – COSTA RICA. U.S. Troops … to “protect American interests”.
      1919 – U.S. troops fighting on the side of Italy against Serbs in Dolmatov.
      1919 – American troops are in Honduras during the elections.
      1920 – Guatemala. 2-week intervention.
      1921 – U.S. support for the rebels who fought to overthrow the Guatemalan president Carlos Herrera to benefit the United Fruit Company.
      1922 – intervention in Turkey.
      1922-1927 – U.S. forces in China during the popular uprising.
      1924-1925 – Honduras. Troops invaded the country during the elections.
      1925 – Panama. American forces dispersed a general strike.
      1926 – Nicaragua. Invasion.
      1927-1934 – all over China – U.S. troops.
      1932 – invasion of Salvador.
      1937 – Nicaragua. With U.S. troops dictator Somoza comes to power, displacing the legitimate government of Hamid Sacasa.
      1939 – The introduction of troops in China.
      1947-1949 – Greece. Suppression of anti-fascist movement.
      1948-1953 – military action in the Philippines.
      1950 – uprising in Puerto Rico suppressed by U.S. troops.
      1950-1953 – armed intervention in Korea
      1958 – Lebanon. Occupation of the country, the fight against the rebels.
      1958 – confrontation with Panama.
      1959 – America invades Laos, begin the first clashes of American troops in Vietnam.
      1959 – Haiti. Suppression of the popular uprising against the pro-American government.
      1960 – after Jose Maria Velasco was elected president of Ecuador and refused to comply with U.S. demands to cut ties with Cuba, Americans spent several military operations and organize a coup.
      1960 – U.S. troops are in Guatemala to prevent removal from power U.S. puppets.
      1965-1973 – military aggression against Vietnam.
      1966 – Guatemala. … U.S. troops entered the country, were arranged massacres of Indians, who were considered potential rebels.
      1966 – military assistance pro-American governments of Indonesia and the Philippines.
      1971-1973 – the bombing of Laos.
      1972 – Nicaragua. American troops are introduced in order to support the government, favorable to Washington.
      1983 – The military intervention in Grenada, about 2 thousand marines.
      1986 – The attack on Libya. The bombing of Tripoli and Benghazi.
      1988 – the invasion of American troops in Honduras
      1989 – American troops suppress unrest in the Virgin Islands.
      1991 – large-scale military action against Iraq
      1992-1994 – the occupation of Somalia. Armed violence against the civilian population, the killing of civilians.
      1998 – Sudan. Americans consume missile strike pharmaceutical plant, claiming that it produces nerve gas.
      1999 – U.S. and NATO launched a campaign of the 78-day aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia.
      2001 – the invasion of Afghanistan.
      2003 – bombing of Iraq.
      2011 – Libya.

  • Dmitry Radich

    Someone like Inozemtsev wouldn’t know, of course, that not everything in life can be bought or sold.

  • Ivan Belinsky

    it seems that half of readers of this newspaper are russians (came from inosmi dot ru web-site where it had been translated and posted). So basically it either shows that the US people does not trust this “I cannot find non-rude word for this result of author’s imagination” or just does not trust their newspapers at all.

    Or it is not interesting for them and this piece of something is written for us, russians, just to learn english and be able to practice it here.

  • Ceргей Юнаковский

    Why you constantly lieing about Russia inozemcev? I wish you dead hard liberal whore.

  • Antonio Banderass

    Russian-speaker readers, don’t be so serious with your comments, tov.Inozemcev simply provoking auditorium by funny-utopia ideas but you are seriously following 🙂

    • Алексей Глушенков

      Seriously – I would, perhaps, agreed with an idea….

      • L Joe

        Maybe China should buy out the US? Oh sorry, when someone comes to states with all those trillions of dillars with intention to buy somethung real (not abstractive microsift or facebook) they tell them to leave the paper crap to themselves and keep on collecting more.

        • Алексей Глушенков

          This is a problem … Everything real costs much more than soap bubbles …

  • Kissmyass88

    And you still wonder why we (Russians) hate you? PS INOZEMTSEV you cheap litter

  • Алексей Глушенков

    I agree. When will this event take place? Let’s go faster, otherwise it’s expensive ….
    But the author clearly misunderstood – everything is much more expensive …

  • Андрей Соколов

    Stupid joke. I think that all the other “experts on Russia”, published in this journal, too, morons. Suffice it to recall the “great scientist” Lily Shevtsov, whose predictions have not come true once.:)

  • Аслан

    American tycoons were so desperate that they switched to open trade with Russian oligarchs))). In the 90s, capitalists from the west had the opportunity to buy everything and they did it, but there was no rise in the standard of living of the Russians! And there was a rapid decline in the population. Genocide with the help of interethnic wars, propaganda of drugs, smoking, alcohol, violence, malnutrition, unprotected sex life. This is all that the West gave us hard after the collapse of the USSR and I do not think that in the future it will give us something better!
    I forgot about the oligarchs. This is also the disciples and proteges of the west. That’s why their owners appeal to them through the author of the article. tto and so frank call to sell all of the West, under the guarantee of immunity.
    How hypocritical are the inhabitants of the west!

  • Русский

    you
    have a bubbling soap bubble economy with a public debt of $ 20
    trillion, a dollar is a normal toilet paper worthless, all your
    companies do not have that capitalization in real life, which is
    inflated by games on the stock exchange, do you think that the garbage
    is worthless and nothing unsecured color candy wrapper Russia will give you control and real resources to
    your economy, it will not, look for others who will be on glass beads
    to change gold bars to you.
    The author is a typical traitor, such during World War II, in Russia hung, this one too will wait for his rope

    • Alex

      The real US debt is almost 70 trillion and that number is a screaming default of the US in the nearest future.

  • Калашников (псевдоним)

    Dear Americans! Russia is not for sale. We are not a banana Republic. You can buy Poland, Romania or Guatemala. You can’t buy us. We are in 1945, the victory of fascism. We do not sell!

  • Alexander Evtyushkin

    1. USA is not trustworthy at all. No agreement with US is held if US saw some profit in breaking it. They simply call the other side ‘totalitarian and not democratic enough’ and then… look at Serbia, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, so on. You are either strong enough to deter USA, or you are their colony with no rights to act independently.
    2. “would bring law and acco­unta­bi­lity to a vast land that has never before experienced such things” – you’re kidding, after all the mess with latest US President elections USA can not be regarded as country with law and accountability. Heal yourself.
    3. Finally, USA in fact do not have money to pay, with their $ 20 trillion national debt and $ 67.8 trillion total debt (and $ 769,8 billion trade deficit). Actually, USA is bankrupt already, trying to cover the fact with PR, bullying and military actions.

  • Alex Dove

    “And in the corporate world the best possible move to be made with respect to a small but aggressive company is to try to buy it out and merge it within a larger business conglomerate”-here’s what you have small, so it’s the brain and genitals!!!!!!!!

  • Leonardo Giuseppe Masia

    Do you remember how all the Khodorkovsky’s mess began? Or at least: what was the last straw?
    La last straw was, when Khodorkovsky tried to sell the control of Yukos to Exxon Mobil, that is, to the US of A.
    You knoe the rest.
    Do you really think Russian oligarchs would risk to end up like Khodorkovsky, selling their assets to… you know who?
    I have my doubts…

  • StranegrS

    Why should we live in a someone else’s empty house without “resources and talent”, that “Western businesses would get”? Can we cook a “law” and put on “acco­unta­bi­lity” on ourselves? Well, that would not die of hunger and not freeze during “terrible Russian winter”?

    Let me offer you another option. You leave your so-called “law” and so-called “acco­unta­bi­lity” for yourself and freshly printed $1 trillion as well. You enjoying your increased wealth and power and, bursting from your exceptionalism, proudly sing “O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light”. Because you like it.

    We leave our home for ourselves with our modest and not threatening to anybody “talent and resources” (after all, less than some Google or Apple, right?) and we live in poverty, we drink vodka, we sing “Kalinka” and dance with bears on the Red Square. Because we like it.

    “Such a deal might be equally beneficial for all parties”, isn’t it?

    Satire on satire, what else can I say…

  • Alex

    Inozemtsev is a pure traitor who offers his motherland for sale. This criminal offers a method to enslave russian economy and population and should be jailed for that. For simular “offer” in the US he would have been in jail already. Besides of that his “offer” is very idiotic since no one would ever allow US domination in russian economy, this is a thing of the very distant past. Awareness of american self destruction under the unbearable debts is very evident to russians at all levels which points at the fact that Inozemtsev (last name literally means Foreigner) lives in his own shell which does not correlate with reality in any way.

  • Будусов Виктор

    Interesting idea. Many years ago USA ‘bought’ Israel 🙂 though i’m not sure do Americans like this or not 🙂

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