The American president was surprised at how Russia understands its benefits from a strong NATO, united Europe and transatlantic co-operation of the European Union and the United States. In fact, these strange Russian - do not want to play the game imposed on them. As, unfortunately Obama, its rules are less satisfied and Europeans.
Obama concluded his European tour, during which he visited the two key countries of the Old World - the UK and Germany. In Hanover, he met with the leaders of four European countries - France and Italy were added, which was an important topic and the West's relations with Russia.
This trip was seen by many in Europe as the farewell visit of Obama. Even if before the end of his term, he has visited the continent, it is already possible to sum up the relationship between the two shores of the Atlantic in the first black US president. And were inevitable comparisons with his first visit to Europe - in 2008-m, before the election victory. Then he was enthusiastically received, as a young senator has caused many Europeans hope for a change in US policy - that later reflected in the presentation of it in advance of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Now we can say that Obama has not lived up to European expectations - "was a messiah, but was a disappointment", "a man solemn words, behind which should not be done." This is a characteristic of the article in "Der Spiegel", which is called "Barack Obama - the last president of the West":
"American society is socially and politically fragmented remains. Social inequality has become grotesque features. The political system in the hands of capital and its lobbyists. Political map of blurred political blindness, where hatred reigns. Public opinion has a perverse mixture of irresponsibility, greed and religious fanaticism. New Messiah is now named Donald Trump.
By European standards, this all seems alien: a different political culture. Not ours. We are more and more watched America look that resembles the one that we threw on Russia, China, India, with the feeling that we are different. Barack Obama was the last president of the West. Those who follow him will be only the heads of the United States government. And America itself has become a foreign country. "
This is not the liberation of Europe from the Atlantic himself - but this is a serious bid for the insight. When Obama States became less aggressive - at least against Bush, but it is for Obama Europeans got visual confirmation of the US use them to their advantage, and tightly control their actions. Author of the article in "Der Spiegel" cites the example of the events of summer 2013 years, when governments of several European countries have closed their airspace to the plane of the Bolivian president, because the US suspected that his board is Edward Snowden. It Snowden revelations have shown how the Anglo-Saxons do not trust even those who verbally called his closest allies - the same in Germany. And, by the way, with asylum Snowden Russia and started the confrontation between Moscow and Washington (despite the fact that Putin has managed to take then US strike on Syria) - Ukraine has only its continuation. And the struggle for Ukraine between Russia and the US most vividly revealed the subordinate, dependent role of Europe. Not only is the carrot of European integration States used for the separation of Ukraine from the Russian world, so more then forced the Europeans to pay for its conflict with Russia.
After the Crimea from Russia began to sculpt the image of the enemy in Europe - and it was obvious why this is necessary Atlantists. So it was easier to strengthen the unity of the Atlantic - and it is this very need. Especially when the agenda is the question of the creation of the Transatlantic Partnership - "economic NATO". That Obama campaigned for him in Hanover and the European leaders and the European nations, that it was the main purpose of his European trip. Because there (albeit with a slight advantage, but supporters of the British presence in the EU win the June referendum) despite the importance of the theme of the forthcoming referendum on the withdrawal of Britain from the EU, the real threat "Brekzita". But with transatlantic trade and investment partnership all it stalled - and Obama really wanted to finish the running for three years to negotiate his departure from the White House. Confrontation with Russia is playing in relation to the negotiations on the "economic NATO" at the same time the role and the carrot and stick approach. Not advertised, but it's obvious - Europeans join forces and markets, even more so when you threatened the Russian bear again. America will help you - do something you are not able to protect themselves from the eastern barbarians.
In public statements, Obama, of course, say differently. Thus, in an interview with CBS television on the eve of the meeting the "Big Five" in Hanover, he was only mildly reproached Europe in that it "applies to their own safety too relaxed." Obama did not elaborate on the details, but that's obvious, "where the threat to peace." In this interview, Obama came to the subject of Russia, and on the other hand. Speaking about the problems of the EU, he said, the crisis of refugees, and singled out here what aspect of it:
"But what is more important from a strategic point of view, it is the tension created in European politics: the way the course is given the ultra-nationalism, promoted the disintegration of European unity, which in some cases take advantage of a person like Mr. Putin."
That is, the Europeans are unhappy with the influx of migrants, which leads to an increase in the popularity of right-wing nationalists, Eurosceptics, and thus the weakening of European unity than for Russia. This is not a new charge - in fact, it is one of the most popular theses Atlanticist propaganda. In its perfected form, it is: "Putin has launched a military operation in Syria, to increase the flow of refugees to Europe, thereby to undermine the position of the ruling parties, which stand for the preservation of sanctions against Russia, as well as weaken the Atlantic solidarity as such." Obama does not say - but accuses Putin is that he uses the European problems to their advantage.
Moreover, Obama even went on to explain that this is the wrong interests. Responding to a question about whether Putin wants to split Europe, the US president said:
"In general, Putin regards NATO, the EU, transatlantic unity as a threat to Russian power. I think this is mistaken. I told him that in fact a strong, united Europe working with a strong, open Russia to the outside world - that's the right direction. But so far it has not managed to fully convince. "
Here Obama is quite natural for the Anglo-Saxon way mixes Europe and NATO - and it is clear why. For the US and Atlanticist no separate, independent Europe. In fact, that's why Obama and working on the conclusion of the transatlantic partnership - to reinforce the geopolitical and military subjugation of Europe States also their economic "cooperation" on terms favorable to transnational capital, whose tool is now the United States.
This "neighbor" Russia does not need it, though, because this monster is too huge for building equal relations with them. And, of course, Putin is playing to ensure that slow down the process of integration of the West. Nothing personal - pure geopolitics. Atlantists press on Eurasia, seeking to prevent the formation of an alliance Russia and China, we support the process of the emancipation of Europe from the Anglo-Saxon dominance.
At the same time Russia is seeking to use objective processes taking place in the Old World. In the first place the growth of discontent policy faceless globalization, which in Europe is called European integration. The refugees, multiculturalism, the erosion of national sovereignty and traditions - the Europeans have plenty of grievances ruling elites. Russia does not need to do anything special to eurosceptics and nationalists gained popularity in Europe - all you need to do this yourself atlantists.
Who started the war in the Middle East, caused by the flow of refugees to Europe? Who crossed the European integration, ignoring the dissenting opinion? Who is pushing is the next in Europe, Transatlantic, the level of globalization? Who is splitting Europe in every way with Russia? But all these things individually and collectively cause irritation like ordinary Europeans, and in elitist - no one likes to be forced to do what he wants.
The whole "blame" Russia before atlantists that she is really interested in the return of independent, independent Europe. United - if the Germans will be able to combine it by itself or in concert with others - or not, is not so important for Russia. We, based on our historical experience, it is important that this Europe does not become a puppet in the hands of the forces competing for global supremacy. But the Anglo-Saxon strategists do not particularly hide his plans and union one and all under your strict guidance.
We offer Europe Eurasian direction of its future - and in the Old World, there are many supporters of this way. The US and Britain are talking about the unity of the Atlantic - and there are many adherents of this trend in Europe. The trouble is that Europe is still occupied by the Anglo-Saxons banal, as in military intelligence, as well as in financial, personnel and ideological sense.
Free choice in this situation simply can not be, but the processes taking place in the depths of Europe, allows us to be optimistic about the chances of the Europeans in the medium term become independent. It is, after all, a question of self-preservation - and we will deal its future. We are the Far East still have to equip - and so that over time we can talk about Europe, located on the borders of our Far West.