A message indicating that the acquisition by Saudi Arabia 200 German "Leopard", which the manufacturer, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann will also release in a special "desert" modifications 2А7, clearly shows what is the place of the notorious "democratic values" in foreign policy is a self-respecting state.
Endorsing a deal on the Federal security Council, the political leadership of Germany has resolutely ignoring the opinions of their own "sufferers on universal values" in the face of social Democrats and personally the General Secretary Andrea the Forest, declaring that "this transaction has nothing to do with foreign policy based on democratic values". In fact, Germany has once again shown that any "values" are secondary in the public interest.
State that official Berlin is supposedly played the hypocrite: on the one hand, leading German politicians have expressed support for the "Arab spring", and at the same time there were talks on a multibillion-dollar arms contract, aimed against democratic processes in the region.
But such statements are the essence of the diagnosis for those who make these statements. Real politics has nothing with some sort of "democratic values" and is dictated by interests. In fact, the values of these invented as a tool of struggle for the interests, which consist in creating in the international arena conditions for maximum growth of economic and military potential of the state.
Having this deal Germany, first, will get an order for its own military-industrial complex. Secondly – will continue the policy of diversification of energy supplies. Agree, quite a good prize that allows you to ignore the fact that the Saudis sent troops to Bahrain and strongly suggest there is a "revolutionary" monarchical order. Yeah so famously suggest that even various Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, usually a very shy and sensitive in the assessment modes, strategically allied to the West, were forced to make statements almost at Mayakovsky: "is it not possible to Wield... keep it down". Received the prize allows you to close your eyes for a nuclear program the Saudis, "peaceful nature" which, contrary to Iran's nuclear program, apparently in proofs does not need. The Saudis are like that, they are the atom only for peaceful purposes can be used for anything else...
As the person exhausted narzanom cynicism, I do not intend to moralistically about the "tank trade". The German government did what was dictated to him by the public interest. In addition, information about planned supply "Leopards" were informed in advance of the USA and Israel, who obviously didn't mind.
Just on the background of German success in promoting their own weapons and the development of its own MIC (I say without irony) I remember the story of the sale of the Russian s-300 to Iran. The deal fell through, and the considerable role in her breakdown was played by the Saudis, who promised to compensate Russia for the damage caused by the failure of the contract. Of course, they did not compensate, in fact – frankly threw (in exchange for the refusal to supply the Saudis, among other things, was promised to buy as many as 150 Russian T-90 tanks, 100 Mi-17 and Mi-35, 100 BMP-3, 20 air defense facilities).
Based on material incentive of this size, "democratic values" of our diplomats and President, has swept into the signature under the decree banning sales to Iran of "any battle tanks, armored combat vehicles, artillery systems of the big calibre, warplanes, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems as defined for the purposes of the Register of conventional arms the UN, anti-aircraft missile systems "s-300", or the material means connected with all listed, including spare parts".
Childhood tend to believe in Santa Claus, the Pope is stronger than all, that in politics there are some "universal ideals" and "values". Watching kunshtyukov foreign policy of Russia in the middle East and Central Asia, it is hard to avoid the question: that "Russian political elite" policy makers of the country, it has not grown yet or has already played the childhood?
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