Mik (mik) wrote,


Почитал рассекреченные переговоры Буша со всякими. Отдельные цитаты, которые показались мне интересными.
Часть документов вообще не рассекречена, из части вымараны куски. Особенно много из переговоров с Азией и Ближним Востоком.
Ну и потерялась одна страница в беседе с Ельциным.

Mr. Godmanis: 52 percent are Latvians, about 30 percent are Russians, and about 10 percent Ukrainians. There are some of these non-Latvians who have been in Latvia two or three generations. My government will do nothing to exclude them.

President Goncz: Absolute sovereignty is not possible for the Ukraine. In the end I think they will form some new confederation. It seems the only way out.

President Landsbergis: We are not formerly communist allies of the USSR like Poland and Czechoslovakia.

The President: Are the French worried that the U.S. will leave Europe or do they want us out?
Prime Minister Schlueter: The French are realists - they know that the United States represents peacekeeping and stability in Europe. But the French want Europe to play a more independent role. The problem is that the French are not partners in NATO.
The President: And there's no chance that the French will turn that around?
Acting Secretary of State Eagleburger: No.
Prime Minister Schlueter: No. The French are also very preoccupied with Germany. Germany is so strong and powerful - economically and politically.
The President: We need to figure out where they're going to be - what's in the best interest of West. Clearly, a superpower Soviet Union is not in our interest. Neither is each Republic with nuclear weapons - that's a troubling thought. We have a problem with that proliferation in the Ukraine, but it's not as if they're at each other's throats. We've had cooperative sounds from them that these problems can be worked out. But the nuclear weapons remain a big concern.

Prime Minister Schlueter: There has been a fundamental change in central Europe. The Baltic states can never again come under risk. We in the West should never again accept Soviet influence in that number of countries. We hope we can assist. We shouldn't disappoint them. <...>

Prime Minister Schlueter: I am referring to your position on agriculture.
The President: Look, we know we're pregnant too. We subsidize our farmers just like you in the EC do. But your measures are much more extreme than ours. When you change, we will too. But if you could suggest something specific that you would like us to do, I'd be interested in hearing it. But we think we're essentially right.
Prime Minister Schlueter: What you have asked us to do is a bit too tough. We must move in that direction -- that is sure -- but for now we do what we can. Maybe we can take the next step in three or five years. No doubt we need to reduce state subsidies. Pol ically we must be successful now and be sure that we can get a good result.
The President: Open markets are better than aid for the Third World.

Полный список http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/research/memcons_telcons.php
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