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Цены на нефть и не только они…

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Интервью с Президентом Обамой.

INSKEEP: Are you just lucky that the price of oil went down and therefore their currency collapsed or…

OBAMA: Well…

INSKEEP: Is it something that you did?

OBAMA: If you’ll recall, their economy was already contracting and capital was fleeing even before oil collapsed. And part of our rationale in this process was that the only thing keeping that economy afloat was the price of oil.

And if, in fact, we were steady in applying sanction pressure, which we have been, that over time it would make the — the economy of Russia sufficiently vulnerable that if and when there were disruptions with respect to the price of oil — which inevitably, there are going to be sometime, if not this year then next year or the year after — that they’d have enormous difficulty managing it.

I — I say that, not to suggest that we’ve solved Ukraine, but I’m saying that to — to give an indication that when it comes to the international stage, these problems are big, they’re difficult, they’re messy. But wherever we have been involved over the last several years, I think the outcome has been better because of American leadership.

Ebola — there was a moment as recently as six weeks ago when people were absolutely convinced that this is a problem we couldn’t solve. Because of American leadership, not only have we not seen another Ebola case here in the United States — and when we do, we’ll be prepared for it — but internationally, resources, medics, testing, science has poured into poor countries. We’re practically rebuilding their public health infrastructure because of our leadership.

It doesn’t happen in two weeks; it doesn’t happen in — in four weeks. But if we’re steady about it and we’re focused and we’re clear that we possess capacities as well as values that require us to engage, that we’ll be successful.

INSKEEP: Just to wrap this up with this idea that you began with, of doing things that you want to do rather than…

OBAMA: Yeah.

INSKEEP: Have to do, has your limited response to ISIS in Iraq and Syria been driven in part by a sense that this is a very dangerous threat, but not the biggest problem the United States faces in the world, and you do not want to be distracted from far bigger things going on elsewhere?

OBAMA: I think we can’t underestimate the danger of ISIL. They are a terrorist network that, unlike Al Qaeda, has not limited itself to the periodic attack but have aspirations to control large swaths of territory, that possess resources and effectively an army that pose great dangers to our allies and can destabilize entire regions that are very dangerous for us.

So, I — I don’t want to downplay that threat. It is a real one; it’s the reason why I’ve authorized, as part of a broader 60 nation coalition, an effort to fight back and to push them back and ultimately destroy them.

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1 comment to Цены на нефть и не только они…

  • Не понял о чем интервью, но вспоминается анекдот:

    – Доктор, мой сосед, ему уже 70, говорит, что
    за ночь может пять раз.
    – Откройте рот. Так, язык на месте. Что вам мешает
    говорить то же самое?

    У нашего президента вроде тоже язык на месте 🙂

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