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‘Our veto saved the Security Council’ The Speaker of the Russian Duma explains how the US is out to get everyone

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Sergei Naryshkin, the Speaker of the Russian Duma, has penned a vociferously anti-American text, offering a grim forecast for the month of August, a historically dark period in Russian and world history that’s included several bloody military clashes. In his polemic, Naryshkin blames the United States for turning the global community, and especially Europe, against Russia, for endangering the reputation of the UN Security Council, for cynically manipulating Moscow in its negotiations with Iran, and much more. Meduza summarizes the main points of this dramatic exposition of US-Russian relations by a high-ranking Russian statesman. 

August as the month of Western war crimes

Naryshkin points out that exactly thirty years separate two notorious military atrocities by Western powers: the August 6, 1915, gassing of Tsarist troops by Germany in the battle for the Osowiec Fortress in World War I (the so-called “Attack of the Dead”), and the August 6, 1945, US atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Naryshkin links this trend to more recent events: a Chechen incursion into Dagestan in 1999 (which precipitated Russia’s most recent war against Chechen rebels), and the 2008 war in South Ossetia, “instigated by the American puppet Mikheil Saakashvili” (Georgia’s president at the time, and the current Governor of Odessa).

Saving the United Nations from the Americans

Russia recently vetoed an effort to create an international criminal tribunal on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. According to Naryshkin, the tribunal threatened the very future of the UN. “Russia’s veto, in essence, saved the Security Council’s reputation,” the Duma Speaker explains, saying any such tribunal would be fundamentally incapable of rendering a just decision.

Saving the world from the Americans

“Right now, as the entire world is in a state of unrest, we have to watch out carefully for any political provocations contrived on either side of the Atlantic,” warns Naryshkin, who says the United States has an interest in promoting global instability to maintain its hegemony. To disguise its aims, Naryshkin says, Washington has “zombified” Europe with anti-Russian propaganda, “which has already exceeded all conceivable limits.”

According to the Duma Speaker, America’s foreign debt has Washington in a panic about the dollar losing its status as the world's reserve currency, leading it to feed off the wealth of other nations—even its allies in Europe and NATO. Naryshkin also calls the United States a “21st century colonizer.”

He goes on to accuse the US of making an effort to establish a “global monopoly” on legal jurisdiction, citing an American court’s consideration of “the so-called suit by the former shareholders of Yukos.” This, Naryshkin says, is tied to Washington’s economic sanctions against Russia over Moscow's annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine. These sanctions limit banks’ transactions with particular organizations and individuals in Russia. 

Washington is interested in instability, which gives the US time to continue old robberies and begin new ones. But in order to do this, the Americans need to stir up some new noise around the MH17 catastrophe, where they’ve already planted and promoted their own phony version of events.
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