One 77-year-old’s search for the truth: 9/11, election fraud, illegal wars, Wall Street criminality, a stolen nuke, the neocon wars, control of the U.S. government by global corporations, the unjustified assault on Social Security, media complicity, and the "Great Recession" about to become the second Great Depression. "The most important truths are hidden from us by the powerful few who strive to steal the American dream by keeping We the People in the dark."
Where Do Matters Stand? — Paul Craig Roberts
April 23, 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom.
Dear Readers: Support Your Site. Your Site Needs Your Financial Support and Your Moral Support.
Where Do Matters Stand?
Paul Craig Roberts
On the eve of World War II the United States was still mired in the
Great Depression and found itself facing war on two fronts with Japan
and Germany. However bleak the outlook, it was nothing compared to the
Has anyone in Washington, the presstitute Western media, the EU, or
NATO ever considered the consequences of constant military and
propaganda provocations against Russia? Is there anyone in any
responsible position anywhere in the Western world who has enough sense
to ask: “What if the Russians believe us? What if we convince Russia
that we are going to attack her?”
The same can be asked about China.
The recklessness of the White House Fool and the media whores has
gone far beyond mere danger. What do the Russians think when they see
that the Democratic Party intends to elect Hillary Clinton president of
the US? Hillary is a person so crazed that she declared the president of
Russia to be “the new Hitler” and organized through her underling,
neocon monster Victoria Nuland, the overthrow of the democratically
elected government of Ukraine. Nuland installed Washington’s puppet
government in a former Russian province that until about 20 years ago
was part of Russia for centuries.
I would bet that this tells even the naive pro-western part of the
Russian government and population that the United States intends war
Ever since Russia stood up to Obama over Syria, the Russians have
been experiencing hostile propaganda and military operations on their
borders. These provocations are justified by Washington and its NATO
vassals as a response to “Russian aggression.” Russian aggression
consists of nothing but obviously false assertions that Russia is about
to invade the Baltics, Poland, and Romania and recreate the Soviet
Empire, the Eastern European part of which, together with the former
Russian provinces of Georgia and Ukraine, now belong to the American
The Russians know that the propaganda about “Russian aggression” is a
lie. What is the purpose of the lie other than to prepare the Western
peoples for war with Russia?
There is no other explanation.
Even morons such as Obama, Merkel, Hollande, and Cameron should be
capable of understanding that it is extremely dangerous to convince a
major military power that you are going to attack. To simultaneously
also convince China doubles the danger.
Clearly, the West is incapable of producing leadership capable of preserving life on earth.
What can be done when the entire West demonstrates a death wish for Planet Earth?
Until the criminal regimes of Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama,
American presidents from John F. Kennedy forward worked to reduce
tensions with the Soviets. Kennedy worked with Khrushchev to reduce
tensions caused by US missiles in Turkey and Soviet missiles in Cuba.
President Nixon negotiated SALT I (the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty)
and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. President Carter negotiated
SALT II, which was never ratified by the US Senate but was observed by
the executive branch. President Reagan negotiated with Soviet leader
Gorbachev the end of the Cold War. President George H.W. Bush in
exchange for Gorbachev’s agreement to the reunification of Germany
promised that NATO would not move one inch to the East.
All of these achievements were thrown away by the neoconized Clinton,
George W. Bush, and Obama regimes, each a criminal regime on par with
Today life on Planet Earth is far less secure than during the darkest
days of the Cold War. Whatever threat global warming poses, it is
miniscule compared to the threat of nuclear winter. If the evil that is
concentrated in Washington and its vassals perpetrates nuclear war,
cockroaches will inherit the earth.
I have been warning about the growing danger of a nuclear war
resulting from the arrogance, hubris, ignorance, and evil personified by
Washington. Recently, four knowledgable Russian-Americans spelled out
the likely consequences of trying to drive Russia to submission with war
Don’t expect the brainwashed American population to have the moral
conscience and fortitude to prevent nuclear war or even the intelligence
to prevent their own vaporization. In a recent article in the Wall
Street Journal Scott Sagan and Benjamin Valentino report that 59% of the
US population support attacking Iran with nuclear weapons in the event
that Iran sank one US Navy ship: http://www.wsj.com/articles/would-the-u-s-drop-the-bomb-again-1463682867
Republicans were much more likely than Democrats to approve attacking
Iran with nuclear weapons with 81% of Republicans approving nuclear war
compared to 47% of Democrats. Yet, the Democrats are behind Hillary who
would be the first to use nuclear weapons. After all, a feminized
woman has to prove how tough she is, just as Margaret Thatcher was “the
Before it it too late for Americans and all of humanity, arrogant
Americans need to recall that “those who live by the sword, die by the
The economic picture is equally dismal and unpromising. The latest
payroll jobs report was even more awful than reported. Hardly any new
jobs were created, but what largely escaped reporting is the fact that
the economy actually lost 59,000 full-time jobs.
Increasingly the US economy consists of part-time jobs that cannot
support an independent existence. Thus, more Americans age 19-34 live at
home with parents than independently with spouses or partners. Fully
half of 25-year old Americans live in their childhood rooms in their
This is the “New Economy” that the filthy lying neoliberal economists
promised would be reward for the American work force giving up their
manufacturing and professional skill jobs to foreigners. What a
monstrous lie the neoliberal economists told so that corporate
executives and shareholders could put into their own pockets the living
wage of the American work force. These neoliberal economists, and, alas,
libertarian “free market” ones, have not been held accountable for
their impoverishment of the American work force deeply buried in debt
with no future prospects.
Those few Americans who have any awareness are beginning to realize
that the One Percent and the western governments that serve them are
re-establishing feudalism. The brilliant and learned economist, Michael
Hudson, has labeled our era the era of neo-feudalism.
He is correct. The majority of young Americans come out of university
heavily indebted, primed for debtor prison. When half of 25-year olds
cannot marry and form households, how can anyone believe that housing
sales and prices are rising except as a result of speculative investors
banking on rental income from a population that cannot even pay its
The United States is the sickest place on earth. There is no public
or political discussion of any important issue or of the multiple crises
that confront America or the crises that America brings to the world.
The American people are so stupid and unaware that they are capable
of electing a criminal and a warmonger like Hillary president of the
United States and be proud of it.
These “tough” Americans are so frightened of hoax dangers, such as
“Muslim terrorists” and “Russian aggression” that they willingly
sacrificed their depleted pocketbooks, the Constitution of the United
States—an act of treason on the part of the American people who utterly
failed their responsibility to protect the Constitution—and their own
liberty to a universal police state that has all power over them.
It is extraordinary that once-proud, once-great European peoples look
for leadership from a country of moronic non-entities who have pissed
away the liberty, security, and prosperity that their Founding Fathers
gave to them.
Fellow Americans, if you care to avoid vaporization and, assuming we
do avoid it, live a life other than serfdom, you must wake up and
realize that your most deadly enemy is Washington, not the hoax of
“Russian aggression,” not the hoax of “Muslim terrorism,” not the hoax
of “domestic extremism,” not the hoax of welfare bankrupting America,
not the hoax of democracy voting away your wealth, which Wall Street and
the corporations have already stolen and stuck in their pockets.
If you cannot wake up and escape The Matrix, your doom will bring the doom of the planet.