The dismantling of the system of global dominance of the United States: progress and prospects
We often use the umbrella term "the West", labeling them group a priori hostile to the Russian state, consisting of the U.S. and its allies. Allies are not necessarily real in the West. We call the West and Japan, which is just East of the Pacific ocean, and Israel in the middle East, and more recently this concept was to capture even international organizations, decision-makers, which discriminates against Russia for the United States.
With regard to traditional European-American unity (decorated not only in the form of a military Alliance, NATO, but also in the form of full-fledged membership in the USA and Canada in the OSCE, Organization for security and cooperation in Europe and not in America) this enhanced understanding of the West has a right to exist. But gradually ceases to conform to actual political reality.
We in the West do not care about the close political relations the US and the EU and that Europe often do not agree with Russia on important international issues. The problem gives us the actual refusal of the EU from pursuing a sovereign foreign policy as the scale of individual States, and in the format of EU, obediently following in the footsteps of American diplomacy. Separate flash self-activity, like separate "Minsk process", crowded in the conference which the United States was unable, first, not inconsistent with the strategic interests of Washington, and secondly, do not form a systematic approach that could be considered as an alternative to American diplomacy.
That is, for Russia the EU is important as independent from the United States and protecting its own interests geopolitical player. We have every reason to believe that such a Europe would be more interested in establishing good relations with Moscow.
Therefore, the influence of the United States, though not disappear simultaneously and forever, but critically fail. Washington cannot impose its will on the EU, and forced Europe to agree to make the proposals more attractive than Russia. This alone will deprive US of the opportunity to dispose of their interests in the resources of the EU and force them to waste their resources on maintaining some semblance of transatlantic unity.
As the struggle of Russia against USA and not against the EU (Brussels, unlike Washington, has not declared Russia as its main enemy). Because in the conditions of the undesirability of direct military confrontation between nuclear superpowers, the war is underway and on resource depletion. Deducing from-under the American control of the resource base of the EU and forced Washington to spend the resources to try to save at least some positions in Europe will mean a very serious bid to win.
By the end of 2015 it can be concluded that the process of gaining independence from Europe, the United States launched. This, of course, not a sprint — the process simply has moved from a dead point, but to stop him will be more difficult. And fixes it in the most sensitive to USA today, the field of Finance.
We all remember how long Germany (the undisputed leader of the European Union) competed for the right to at least look at their gold stored in the United States. On his repatriation, Washington and didn't want to hear. However, in 2013, Berlin was able to make decisions about the repatriation of 674 tons of gold from a total of 2355 tons stored in the US, England and France. The program was designed for 6 years and was to be completed in 2019. In 2013, Berlin has returned 5 tons of gold in 2014 — 151, and in 2015 already 210. For the full implementation of the program left to return to 308 tons. If the rate of return of gold collapses, then the program can be completed ahead of schedule.
At the conclusion, first, in the vaults of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt will focus more than half of the German gold. Until 2013 in Germany was only one third of gold reserves. Secondly, it will be possible to begin negotiations for the next program return German gold reserves to the homeland, with the real possibility to complete it by 2025.
The Americans therefore did not want to return a single ounce of gold that once started, the process is impossible to stop. As you can see, the rate of return accelerated. Meanwhile, the repatriation of gold has worried about the Netherlands. And they, too, start work, and in the same years that the Germans, in 2014 the Bank of Holland has returned home from new York about 130 tons of gold (approximately 20% of the national gold reserves).
Let me remind you that in 2014 and 2015 USA exerted a particularly strong pressure on the European Union, requiring it to introduce and then build anti-Russian sanctions. Moreover, Germany and the Netherlands have played in supporting U.S. policy key role. Without German support the sanctions do not could take place, and the Hague actively provide information and political support of anti-Russian campaign launched in the USA. One part of the Netherlands in the history of the downed over Donbass "Boeing" is worth a lot.
So: it seems that the loyalty of the European allies are really expensive. In total this will cost the USA 800 tons of gold, which they return to the Netherlands and Germany.
Above all, violated the principle of "nothing to return". Now from Washington will demand a payment for each step. While it is possible to manage simply the return of foreign gold, which, however, the Americans had already considered his situation more tolerable, though very unpleasant. And when another ends? And it will end in the foreseeable future. As then the United States will buy the loyalty of allies?
I stress the fact of buying the loyalty of Europe is eroding the concept of the global dominance of the United States, in which the European resources have to be used to counter Russia. To pay Europe European gold will not succeed for long. Having concentrated the gold from itself, thus objectively strengthen and loosening gave the gold of Americans, Europeans are much more independent than they seem today.
To create EU issues by conducting any active operations the U.S. can't right now. Them on a nose presidential election, and Obama is forced to put up everywhere. Ukraine declines (though unsuccessfully) to compromise Biden. In Syria, the USA was forced to come to an agreement with Assad and, indeed, the disarmament of 34 organizations from the "moderate terrorists"; 5 more are negotiating.
Quite Pro-American-General ban Ki-moon on March 1 not only thanked Lavrov for a truce in Syria (which is understandable) and not just for efforts in the DPRK (where the armistice concluded in 1953, but Russia and China have a certain restraining effect on local leaders). Ban Ki-moon still hoped that with the help of Russia will be able to make progress in Yemen. And by the way, Moscow has never declared its involvement in the Yemeni crisis. It involves Iran and Saudi allies. In fact, the passage of the UN Secretary General is a survey on the topic is not whether Russia is helpless Obama to extricate himself from the situation of Yemen, where U.S. allies to suffer a crushing defeat.
In the world the U.S. will need at least until March 2017 when the newly elected President will begin to formulate its foreign policy strategy. This year, and the year can do a lot.