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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Here Paul Craig Roberts recalls how Ronald Reagan was perhaps the only American President of the 21st century to avoid war rather than start one or continue one instigated by his predecessor. The war he stopped would have been nuclear, and he accomplished this by respecting the Russian leaders rather than vilifying them. Now the U.S. government at all levels, together with the despicable mainstream media and right-wing think tanks, are lying about Russia’s actions and intentions, which in truth have been accommodating, promoting peace, and resisting sending the Russian Army into the eastern Russian-speaking provinces of Ukraine to protect them from the blood thirsty Neo Nazis currently serving as Ukraine’s shock troops. In PCR’s present post, he excoriates American intellectuals who have published supposed expert opinions in formerly respected journals, which are not merely lies but damned lies about Russia today.
Washington Has Destroyed Trust Between Nuclear Powers, Thus Raising The Specter Of War
Paul Craig Roberts
February 25, 2015
Ambassador Jack Matlock made an important speech at the National Press
Club on February 11. Matlock served as US ambassador to the Soviet
Union during 1987-91. In his speech he describes how President Reagan
won the trust of the Soviet leadership in order to bring to an end the
Cold War and its risk of nuclear armageddon. http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2015/2015_1-9/2015-08/pdf/10-14_4208.pdf
Reagan’s meeting with Gorbachev did not rely on position papers
written by staff. It relied on a hand-written memo by Reagan himself
that stressed respect for the Soviet leadership and a clear realization
that negotiation must not expect the Soviet leaders to do something that
is not in the true interest of their country. The way to end the
conflict, Reagan wrote, is to cooperate toward a common goal. Matlock
said that Reagan refused to personalize disagreements or to speak
derogatorily of any Soviet leader.
Matlock makes the point that Reagan’s successors have done a thorough
job of destroying this trust. In the last two years the destruction of
trust has been total.
How can the Russian government trust Washington when Washington
violates the word of President George H.W. Bush and takes NATO into
Eastern Europe and places military bases on Russia’s border?
How can the Russian government trust Washington when Washington pulls
out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and places Anti-Ballistic
Missiles on Russia’s border?
How can the Russian government trust Washington when Washington
overthrows in a coup the elected government of Ukraine and installs a
puppet regime that immediately expresses hostility toward Russia and the
Russian-speaking population in Ukraine and destroys Soviet war
memorials commemorating the Red Army’s liberation of Ukraine from Nazi
How can the Russian government trust Washington when the President of
Russia is called every name in the book, including “the new Hitler,”
and gratuitously accused of every sort of crime and personal failing?
Washington and its neoconservative monsters have destroyed trust with
demonization and blame of Russia for violence in Ukraine for which
Washington is responsible.
Washington has forced Europe to impose economic sanctions on Russia
that are based entirely on lies and false accusations. The Russians
know this. They recognize the blatant hostility, the blatant lies, the
never-ending crude propaganda, the hypocritical double-standards, the
push toward war.
Simultaneously China is experiencing hostile encirclement with Washington’s “pivot to Asia.”
By destroying trust, Washington has resurrected the threat of nuclear
armageddon. Washington’s destruction of trust between nuclear powers is
the crime of the century.
On February 24, I held accountable Alexander J. Motyl and the Council
on Foreign Relations for publishing on February 5 a large collection of
blatant lies in order to create a false reality with which to demonize
the Russian government. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/02/24/washington-resurrected-threat-nuclear-war-paul-craig-roberts/
I observed that the publication of ignorant nonsense in what is
supposed to be a respectable foreign policy journal indicated the
degradation of the Western political and media elite.
Weiss’ article is the most amazing collection of misrepresentations
imaginable. It is impossible to believe that the vice president for
studies at the Carnegie Endowment could possible be so totally
misinformed. The false reality that Weiss creates precludes any
diplomatic resolution of the conflict that Washington has created with
What is the explanation for Weiss’ misrepresentations of Putin, the origin of the conflict and the cause of its continuation?
Recalling the confession of Udo Ulfkotte, an editor at the
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, that he published under his name
articles handed to him by the CIA and that the entire European press
does the same, was Weiss handed the disinformation by the CIA, or by
Victoria Nuland, or is the answer simply that Weiss worked on Russian,
Ukrainian and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council, the
State Department and the Defense Department and is one of Washington’s
propaganda operatives currently operating out of a think-tank?
The more important question is: What is the purpose behind
Washington’s cause and misrepresentation of the conflict? Was the
destruction of trust between nuclear powers intentional or a consequence
of other purposes? Is Washington simply using its ability to control
explanations in order to cover up its involvement in the overthrow of a
democratically elected government, an outcome that has gone bad? Or is
the answer merely that Washington is peeved that it failed to get its
hands on Russia’s Black Sea naval base in Crimea and has had to give up,
at least for now, on getting Russia out of the Mediterranean and out of
the Russian naval base at Tartus, Syria?
As I explained today to an international conference hosted by
institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State Institute
of International Relations, the neoconservative ideology of US world
hegemony requires the prevention of “the re-emergence of a new rival,
either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere” with
sufficient resources and power to be able to serve as a check on
unilateral action by Washington.
When Russian diplomacy blocked Washington’s planned invasion of Syria
and planned bombing of Iran, the neoconservatives realized that they
had failed in their “first objective” and were now faced with a check on
unilateral action. The attack on Russia instantly began. The $5
billion Washington had spent funding NGOs in Ukraine and cultivating
Ukrainian politicians produced the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian
government. Washington imposed a puppet government that instantly
employed violent words and deeds against the Russian population,
resulting in the secession of Crimea and the formation of other
With English as the world language and the compliant media or
presstitutes in Washington’s service, Washington has been able to
control the explanation, blame Putin for the crisis, and force Europe to
breakup its economic and political relations with Russia by imposing
In a vain and failed attempt to keep the US as the Uni-power capable
of dictating to the world, the neoconservatives have recklessly and
irresponsibly resurrected the threat of nuclear armageddon. The
neoconservative dominance of US foreign policy makes impossible any
restoration of trust. Washington’s propaganda is driving the situation
toward war. As neither Washington nor the Russian/Chinese alliance can
afford to lose the war, the war will be nuclear. Any survivors will be
doomed by nuclear winter.
The entire world must quickly become aware of the danger and confront
the evil regime that the neoconservatives–the Sauron of our world–have
created in Washington. To do otherwise is to risk life on earth.