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Sunday, March 06, 2016
Dear readers: The post of Paul Craig Roberts that I re-post below has caused me to reflect on a man from Serbia who I met in 2001 when we were both Invited Professors of Research at Universités de Paris 6 et 7. And, with probability near zero, we turned out to be doing the vey same type of research and using the very same spectrometer! (See photo below). We had no trouble sharing the spectrometer and became great friends. Pavle told me that back in Serbia he had taken part in, I think, about 50 demonstrations against the dictator Slobodan Milošević, who was charged with war crimes including genocide and crimes against humanity in connection to the wars in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo. At that time Pavle apparently believed that the NATO attack then in progress was to unseat Milošević. So for a while we used to converse by email and sent each other Christmas photos. Then he broke off all communication with me, not answering any of my subsequent emails. The only conclusion I can come to is that Pavle finally came to realize that NATO (run by the US) was far worse than Milošević and, I suppose, decided that no one from the US could be trusted, however friendly. Think about that for a while…
Murder Is Washington’s Foreign Policy — Paul Craig Roberts
March 4, 2016 | Original Here | Use original if you wish to receive his newsletter via email
Murder Is Washington’s Foreign Policy
Paul Craig Roberts
Washington has a long history of massacring people, for example, the
destruction of the Plains Indians by the Union war criminals Sherman and
Sheridan and the atomic bombs dropped on Japanese civilian populations,
but Washington has progressed from periodic massacres to fulltime
massacring. From the Clinton regime forward, massacre of civilians has
become a defining characteristic of the United States of America.
Washington is responsible for the destruction of Yugoslavia and
Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and part of Syria.
Washington has enabled Saudi Arabia’s attack on Yemen, Ukraine’s attack
on its former Russian provinces, and Israel’s destruction of Palestine
and the Palestinian people.
The American state’s murderous rampage through the Middle East and
North Africa was enabled by the Europeans who provided diplomatic and
military cover for Washington’s crimes. Today the Europeans are
suffering the consequences as they are over-run by millions of refugees
from Washington’s wars. The German women who are raped by the refugees
can blame their chancellor, a Washington puppet, for enabling the
carnage from which refugees flee to Europe.
In the article below Mattea Kramer points out that Washington has
added to its crimes the mass murder of civilians with drones and missile
strikes on weddings, funerals, children’s soccer games, medical centers
and people’s homes. Nothing can better illustrate the absence of moral
integrity and moral conscience of the American state and the population
that tolerates it than the cavalier disregard of the thousands of
murdered innocents as “collateral damage.” http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176110/tomgram:_mattea_kramer,_the_grief_of_others_and_the_boasts_of_candidates/
If there is any outcry from Washington’s European, Canadian,
Australian, and Japanese vassals, it is too muted to be heard in the US.
As Kramer points out, American presidential hopefuls are competing on
the basis of who will commit the worst war crimes. A leading candidate
has endorsed torture, despite its prohibition under US and
international law. The candidate proclaims that “torture works” — as if
that is a justification — despite the fact that experts know that it
does not work. Almost everyone being tortured will say anything in order
to stop the torture. Most of those tortured in the “war on terror”
have proven to have been innocents. They don’t know the answers to the
questions even if they were prepared to give truthful answers. Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn relates that Soviet dissidents likely to be picked up and
tortured by the Soviet secret police would memorize names on gravestones
in order to comply with demands for the names of their accomplices. In
this way, torture victims could comply with demands without endangering
Washington’s use of invasion, bombings, and murder by drone as its
principle weapon against terrorists is mindless. It shows a government
devoid of all intelligence, focused on killing alone. Even a fool
understands that violence creates terrorists. Washington hasn’t even the intelligence of fools.
The American state now subjects US citizens to execution without due
process of law despite the strict prohibition by the US Constitution.
Washington’s lawlessness toward others now extends to the American
The only possible conclusion is that under Clinton, George W. Bush,
and Obama the US government has become an unaccountable, lawless,
criminal organization and is a danger to the entire world and its own