Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

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Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? — Paul Craig Roberts

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip Breedlove chat at the start of two days of talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels, where defense chiefs are meeting on a range of security challenges facing the 28-natiol alliance. Courtesy of NATO

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip Breedlove chat at the start of two days of talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels, where defense chiefs are meeting on a range of security challenges facing the 28-natiol alliance.
May 24, 2014. Courtesy of NATO

The Russian government and Europe need to look beyond Washington’s propaganda, because the reality is much worse.

 

NATO commander General Breedlove and Senate bill 2277 clearly indicate that Washington is organizing itself and Europe for war against Russia (see my previously posted column).

 

by Paul Craig Roberts

 

The Russian government has finally realized that it has no Western “partners,” and is complaining bitterly about the propagandistic lies and disinformation issued without any evidence whatsoever against the Russian government by Washington, its European vassals, and presstitute media.

Russia and Europe relations

 

Perhaps the Russian government thought that only Iraq, Libya, Syria, China, and Edward Snowden would be subjected to Washington’s lies and demonization.  It was obvious enough that Russia would be next.

The Russian government and Europe need to look beyond Washington’s propaganda, because the reality is much worse.

NATO commander General Breedlove and Senate bill 2277 clearly indicate that Washington is organizing itself and Europe for war against Russia (see my previously posted column: US war against Russia is already underway).

Europe is reluctant to agree with Washington to put Ukraine in NATO. Europeans understand that if Washington or its stooges in Kiev cause a war with Russia Europe will be the first casualty. Washington finds its vassals’ noncompliance tiresome. Remember Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s “fuck the EU.” And that is just what Washington is about to do.

 

 

The US Senate’s Russian Aggression Prevention Act, about which I reported in my previous column, does even more mischief than I reported. If the bill passes, which it likely will, Washington becomes empowered to bypass NATO and to grant the status of “allied nation” to Ukraine independently of NATO membership. By so doing, Washington can send troops to Ukraine and thereby commit NATO to a war with Russia.

Notice how quickly Washington escalated the orchestrated Ukrainian “crisis” without any evidence into “Russian aggression.” Overnight we have the NATO commander and US senators taking actions against “Russian aggression” of which no one has seen any evidence.

With Iraq, Libya, and Syria, Washington learned that Washington could act on the basis of baldfaced lies. No one, not Great Britain, not France, not Germany, not Italy, not the Netherlands, not Canada, not Australia, not Mexico, not New Zealand, not Israel, nor Japan, nor S. Korea, nor Taiwan, nor (substitute your selection) stepped forward to hold Washington accountable for its blatant lies and war crimes. The UN even accepted the package of blatant and obviously transparent lies that Colin Powell delivered to the UN. Everything Powell said had already been refuted by the UN’s own weapons inspectors. Yet the UN pussies gave the go-ahead for a devastating war.

The only conclusion is that all the whores were paid off. The whores can always count on Washington paying them off. For money the whores are selling out civilization to Washington’s war, which likely will be nuclear and terminate life on earth. The whores’ money will incinerate with them.

It is hardly surprising that Washington now targets Russia. The world has given Washington carte blanche to do as it pleases. We have now had three administrations of US war criminals welcomed and honored wherever the war criminals go. The other governments in the world continue to desire invitations to the White House as indications of their worth. To be received by war criminals has become the highest honor.

Even the president of China comes to Washington to receive acceptance by the Evil Empire.

The world did not notice Washington’s war crimes against Serbia and didn’t puke when Washington then put the Serbian president, who had tried to prevent his country from being torn apart by Washington, on trial as a war criminal.

U.S. Senate unanimously approves resolution giving full support of Israel on Gaza.

U.S. Senate unanimously approves resolution giving full support of Israel on Gaza.

The world has made no effort to hold Washington responsible for its destruction of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now Syria and Gaza. The world has not demanded that Washington stop murdering people in Pakistan and Yemen, countries with which Washington is not at war. The world looks the other way as Washington creates the US Africa Command. The world looks the other way as Washington sends deadly weapons to Israel with which to murder women and children in the Gaza Ghetto. Washington passes Senate and House Resolutions cheering on the Israeli murder of Palestinians.

Washington is accustomed to its free pass, granted by the world, to murder and to lie, and now is using it against Russia.

"There's a triple-lock in Europe: Germany doesn't want to do energy, France doesn't want to do defense, and the U.K. doesn't want to do finance," said Mujtaba Rahman, Europe director for the Eurasia Group consultancy.

“There’s a triple-lock in Europe: Germany doesn’t want to do energy, France doesn’t want to do defense, and the U.K. doesn’t want to do finance,” said Mujtaba Rahman, Europe director for the Eurasia Group consultancy.

Russian President Putin’s bet that by responding to Washington’s aggression in Ukraine in a unprovocative and reasonable manner would demonstrate to Europe that Russia was not the source of the problem has not payed off. European countries are captive nations. They are incapable of thinking and acting for themselves. They bend to Washington’s will. Essentially, Europe is a nonentity that follows Washington’s orders.

If the Russian government hopes to prevent war with Washington, which is likely to be the final war for life on earth, the Russian government needs to act now and end the problem in Ukraine by accepting the separatist provinces’ request to be reunited with Russia. Once (russian-aggression-prevention-act-of-2014) S.2277 passes, Russia cannot retrieve the situation without confronting militarily the US, because Ukraine will have been declared an American ally.

Putin’s bet was reasonable and responsible, but Europe has failed him. If Putin does not use Russian power to bring an end to the problem with which Washington has presented him in Ukraine while he still can, Washington’s next step will be to unleash its hundreds of NGOs inside Russia to denounce Putin as a traitor for abandoning the Russian populations in the former Russian provinces that Soviet leaders thoughtlessly attached to Ukraine.

The problem with being a leader is that you inherit festering problems left by previous leaders. Putin has the problems bequeathed by Yeltsin. Yeltsin was a disaster for Russia. Yeltsin was Washington’s puppet. It is not certain that Russia will survive Yeltsin’s mistakes.

If Washington has its way, Russia will survive only as an American puppet state.

In a previous column I described the article in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Washington foreign policy community, that makes a case that the US has such strategic advantage over Russia at this time that a “window of opportunity” exists for the US to remove Russia as a restraint on US hegemony with a preemptive nuclear attack.

It is almost certain that Obama is being told that President John F. Kennedy had this window of opportunity and did not use it, and that Obama must not let the opportunity pass a second time.

As Stephen Starr explained in a guest column, there are no winners of nuclear war. Even if the US escapes retaliatory strikes, everyone will die regardless.

The view in Washington of the neoconservatives, who control the Obama regime, is that nuclear war is winnable. No expert opinion supports their assumption, but the neocons, not the experts, are in power,

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who pushed for the Ukraine coup and helped pick the post-coup leaders.

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who pushed for the Ukraine coup and helped pick the post-coup leaders.

The American people are out to lunch. They have no comprehension of their likely fate. Americans are an uninformed people distracted by their mounting personal and financial problems. If Europeans are aware, they have decided to live for the moment on Washington’s money.

What life is faced with is a drive for hegemony on the part of Washington and ignorant unconcern on the part of the rest of the world.

Americans, worked into a lather about Washington’s unfunded liabilities and the viability of their future Social Security pension, won’t be alive to collect it.

Source: Paul Craig Roberts


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2 Responses to "Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? — Paul Craig Roberts"

  1. Rufus Peterson  July 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Way past ugly, what is winning a nuke war if the whole soul is lost? The US does have the jump on Russia, given its cards in well-placed-positions ringing the edge of the old USSR. But an ill wind it will be, suffused with illness like cancer as the fallout spreads. What, a handful of American Jews and some stray goys will be the inheritors of the planet, while everyone else sickens and dies? Certainly they have the bunkers, but will their kids ever live outside? Planet of the Ash Ka Nazis, to be sure.

  2. Don Nash  July 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I would seriously doubt that the Europeans are smart enough to call Washington’s bluff. I would doubt that the Europeans are smart enough to distance themselves from US hubris. Germany “demanded” their gold back from the Federal Reserve and I’m pretty darn certain that the Federal Reserve told the Germans to pound sand. No, the Germans did NOT get their gold returned from the Federal Reserve. The Germans capitulate to the US for all that NSA spying. Feckless no doubt.

    So the US is hellbent on provoking the Russians into making Ukraine bug splat. The US is likely to get their wish. Russia is not stretched thin across in Afghaniscam, Pakistan, Yemen, Africa, and wherever else the US is maintaining outposts of Empire.

    The US will get it’s hedonistic hubristic ass kicked should the Obozo regime decide to tangle with the Russians. It will be about damn time. Bye bye Ms. American Pie, your lipstick is smeared and your dress is torn.

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