Europe must make rapprochement with Putin to stop Washington’s war

Why War Is Inevitable
May 26, 2014
by Paul Craig Roberts
Editorial By Paul Craig Roberts
Memorial Day is when we commemorate our war dead. Like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day is being turned into a celebration of war.
Those who lose family members and dear friends to war don’t want the deaths to have been in vain. Consequently, wars become glorious deeds performed by noble soldiers fighting for truth, justice and the American way. Patriotic speeches tell us how much we owe to those who gave their lives so that America could remain free.
The speeches are well intentioned, but the speeches create a false reality that supports ever more wars. None of America’s wars had anything to do with keeping America free. To the contrary, the wars swept away our civil liberties, making us unfree.
President Lincoln issued an executive order for the arrest and imprisonment of northern newspaper reporters and editors. He shut down 300 northern newspapers and held 14,000 political prisoners. Lincoln arrested war critic US Representative Clement Vallandigham from Ohio and exiled him to the Confederacy. President Woodrow Wilson used WWI to suppress free speech, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt used WWII to intern 120,000 US citizens of Japanese descent on the grounds that race made them suspect. Professor Samuel Walker concluded that President George W. Bush used the “war on terror” for an across-the-board assault on US civil liberty, making the Bush regime the greatest danger American liberty has ever faced.
Lincoln forever destroyed states’ rights, but the suspension of habeas corpus and free speech that went hand in hand with America’s three largest wars was lifted at war’s end. However, President George W. Bush’s repeal of the Constitution has been expanded by President Obama and codified by Congress and executive orders into law. Far from defending our liberties, our soldiers who died in “the war on terror” died so that the president can indefinitely detain US citizens without due process of law and murder US citizens on suspicion alone without any accountability to law or the Constitution.
The conclusion is unavoidable that America’s wars have not protected our liberty but, instead, destroyed liberty. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, “A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.”
Southern secession did pose a threat to Washington’s empire, but not to the American people. Neither the Germans of WWI vintage nor the Germans and Japanese of WWII vintage posed any threat to the US. As historians have made completely clear, Germany did not start WWI and did not go to war for the purpose of territorial expansion. Japan’s ambitions were in Asia. Hitler did not want war with England and France. Hitler’s territorial ambitions were mainly to restore German provinces stripped from Germany as WWI booty in violation of President Wilson’s guarantees. Any other German ambitions were to the East. Neither country had any plans to invade the US. Japan attacked the US fleet at Pearl Harbor hoping to remove an obstacle to its activities in Asia, not as a precursor to an invasion of America.
Certainly the countries ravaged by Bush and Obama in the 21st century – Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Pakistan and Yemen – posed no military threat to the US. Indeed, these were wars used by a tyrannical executive branch to establish the basis of the Stasi State that now exists in the US.
The truth is hard to bear, but the facts are clear. America’s wars have been fought in order to advance Washington’s power, the profits of bankers and armaments industries and the fortunes of US companies. Marine General Smedley Butler said: “I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”
It is more or less impossible to commemorate the war dead without glorifying them, and it is impossible to glorify them without glorifying their wars.
For the entirety of the 21st century the US has been at war, not war against massed armies or threats to American freedom, but wars against civilians, against women, children and village elders, and wars against our own liberty. Elites with a vested interest in these wars tell us that the wars will have to go on for another 20 to 30 years before we defeat “the terrorist threat.”
This, of course, is nonsense. There was no terrorist threat until Washington began trying to create terrorists by military attacks, justified by lies, on Muslim populations.
Washington succeeded with its war lies to the point that Washington’s audacity and hubris have outgrown Washington’s judgment.
By overthrowing the democratically elected government in Ukraine, Washington has brought the United States into confrontation with Russia. This is a confrontation that could end badly, perhaps for Washington and perhaps for the entire world.
If Gaddafi and Assad would not roll over for Washington, why does Washington think Russia will? Russia is not Libya or Syria. Washington is the bully who having beat up the kindergarten kid, now thinks he can take on the college linebacker.
The Bush and Obama regimes have destroyed America’s reputation with their incessant lies and violence against other peoples. The world sees Washington as the prime threat.
Worldwide polls consistently show that people around the world regard the US and Israel as the two countries that pose the greatest threat to peace. (See http://www.ibtimes.com/gallup-poll-biggest-threat-world-peace-america-1525008 and ?http://www.jewishfederations.org/european-poll-israel-biggest-threat-to-world-peace.aspx).
The countries that Washington’s propaganda declares to be “rogue states” and the “axis of evil,” such as Iran and North Korea, are far down the list when the peoples in the world are consulted. It could not be more clear that the world does not believe Washington’s self-serving propaganda. The world sees the US and Israel as the rogue states.
The US and Israel are the only two countries in the world that are in the grip of ideologies. The US is in the grip of the neoconservative ideology, which has declared the US to be the “exceptional, indispensable country” chosen by history to exercise hegemony over all others. This ideology is buttressed by the Brzezinski and Wolfowitz doctrines that are the basis of US foreign policy.
The Israeli government is in the grip of the Zionist ideology that declares a “greater Israel” from the Nile to the Euphrates. Many Israelis themselves do not accept this ideology, but it is the ideology of the “settlers” and those who control the Israeli government.
Ideologies are important causes of war. Just as the Hitlerian ideology of German superiority is mirrored in the neoconservative ideology of US superiority, the communist ideology that the working class is superior to the capitalist class is mirrored in the Zionist ideology that Israelis are superior to Palestinians. Zionists have never heard of squatters’ rights and claim that recent Jewish immigrants into Palestine – invaders really – have the right to land occupied by others for millenniums.
Washington’s and Israel’s doctrines of superiority over others do not sit very well with the “others.” When Obama declared in a speech that Americans are the exceptional people, Russia’s President Putin responded, “God created us all equal.”
To the detriment of its population, the Israeli government has made endless enemies. Israel has effectively isolated itself in the world. Israel’s continued existence depends entirely on the willingness and ability of Washington to protect Israel. This means that Israel’s power is derivative of Washington’s power.
Washington’s power is a different story. As the only economy standing after WWII, the US dollar became the world money. This role for the dollar has given Washington financial hegemony over the world, the main source of Washington’s power. As other countries rise, Washington’s hegemony is imperiled.
To prevent other countries from rising, Washington invokes the Brzezinski and Wolfowitz doctrines. To be brief, the Brzezinski doctrine says that in order to remain the only superpower, Washington must control the Eurasian land mass. Brzezinski is willing for this to occur peacefully by suborning the Russian government into Washington’s empire. “A loosely confederated Russia . . . a decentralized Russia would be less susceptible to imperial mobilization.” In other words, break up Russia into associations of semi-autonomous states whose politicians can be suborned by Washington’s money.
Brzezinski propounded “a geo-strategy for Eurasia.” In Brzezinski’s strategy, China and “a confederated Russia” are part of a “transcontinental security framework,” managed by Washington in order to perpetuate the role of the US as the world’s only superpower.
I once asked my colleague, Brzezinski, if everyone was allied with us, who were we organized against? My question surprised him, because I think that Brzezinski remains caught up in Cold War strategy even after the demise of the Soviet Union. In Cold War thinking it was important to have the upper hand or else be at risk of being eliminated as a player. The importance of prevailing became all-consuming, and this consuming drive survived the Soviet collapse. Prevailing over others is the only foreign policy that Washington knows.
The mindset that America must prevail set the stage for the neoconservatives and their 21st century wars, which, with Washington’s overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine, has resulted in a crisis that has brought Washington into direct conflict with Russia.
I know the strategic institutes that serve Washington. I was the occupant of the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, for a dozen years. The idea is prevalent that Washington must prevail over Russia in Ukraine or Washington will lose prestige and its superpower status.
The idea of prevailing always leads to war once one power thinks it has prevailed.
The path to war is reinforced by the Wolfowitz Doctrine. Paul Wolfowitz, the neoconservative intellectual who formulated US military and foreign policy doctrine, wrote among many similar passages:
“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere [China], that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”
In the Wolfowitz Doctrine, any other strong country is defined as a threat and a power hostile to the US regardless of how willing that country is to get along with the US for mutual benefit.
The difference between Brzezinski and the neoconservatives is that Brzezinski wants to suborn Russia and China by including them in the empire as important elements whose voices would be heard, If only for diplomatic reasons, whereas the Neoconservatives are prepared to rely on military force combined with internal subversion orchestrated with US financed NGOs and even terrorist organizations.
Neither the US nor Israel is embarrassed by their worldwide reputations as the two countries that pose the greatest threat. In fact, both countries are proud to be recognized as the greatest threats. The foreign policy of both countries is devoid of any diplomacy. US and Israeli foreign policy rests on violence alone. Washington tells countries to do as Washington says or be “bombed into the stone age.” Israel declares all Palestinians, even women and children, to be “terrorists,” and proceeds to shoot them down in the streets, claiming that Israel is merely protecting itself against terrorists. Israel, which does not recognize the existence of Palestine as a country, covers up its crimes with the claim that Palestinians do not accept the existence of Israel.
“We don’t need no stinking diplomacy. We got power.”
This is the attitude that guarantees war, and that is where the US is taking the world. The prime minister of Britain, the chancellor of Germany, and the president of France are Washington’s enablers. They provide the cover for Washington. Instead of war crimes, Washington has “coalitions of the willing” and military invasions that bring “democracy and women’s rights” to non-compliant countries.
China gets much the same treatment. A country with four times the US population but a smaller prison population, China is constantly criticized by Washington as an “authoritarian state.” China is accused of human rights abuses while US police brutalize the US population.
The problem for humanity is that Russia and China are not Libya and Iraq. These two countries possess strategic nuclear weapons. Their land mass greatly exceeds that of the US. The US, which was unable to successfully occupy Baghdad or Afghanistan, has no prospect of prevailing against Russia and China in conventional warfare. Washington will push the nuclear button. What else can we expect from a government devoid of morality?
The world has never experienced rogue states comparable to Washington and Israel. Both governments are prepared to murder anyone and everyone. Look at the crisis that Washington has created in Ukraine and the dangers thereof. On May 23, 2014, Russia’s President Putin spoke to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a three-day gathering of delegations from 62 countries and CEOs from 146 of the largest Western corporations.
Putin did not speak of the billions of dollars in trade deals that were being formalized. Instead Putin spoke of the crisis that Washington had brought to Russia, and he criticized Europe for being Washington’s vassals for supporting Washington’s propaganda against Russia and Washington’s interference in vital Russian interests.
Putin was diplomatic in his language, but the message that powerful economic interests from the US and Europe received is that it will lead to trouble if Washington and European governments continue to ignore Russia’s concerns and continue to act as if they can interfere in Russia’s vital interests as if Russia did not exist.
The heads of these large corporations will carry this message back to Washington and European capitals. Putin made it clear that the lack of dialogue with Russia could lead to the West making the mistake of putting Ukraine in NATO and establishing missile bases on Russia’s border with Ukraine. Putin has learned that Russia cannot rely on good will from the West, and Putin made it clear, short of issuing a threat, that Western military bases in Ukraine are unacceptable.
Washington will continue to ignore Russia. However, European capitals will have to decide whether Washington is pushing them into conflict with Russia that is against European interests. Thus, Putin is testing European politicians to determine if there is sufficient intelligence and independence in Europe for a rapprochement.
If Washington in its overbearing arrogance and hubris forces Putin to write off the West, the Russian/Chinese strategic alliance, which is forming to counteract Washington’s hostile policy of surrounding both countries with military bases, will harden into preparation for the inevitable war.


http://www.thedailybell.com/editorials/35340/Paul-Craig-Roberts-Why-War-Is-Inevitable/

NEXT FROM NPP

More alternative media ‘in fighting’.
Now Bollyn vs Duff colleague of Roberts at VT.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/05/24/christopher-bollyn-thermite-sniffer-attacks-gordon-duff-as-911-disinfo-agent/

If only we could have these discussions in the open on a public platform like the BBC if only the BBC were what it should be: a public broadcasting service for the benefit of the public.

Mark Passio / Natural Law is a most interesting way forward. How to condense it into easy to understand steps I’m not immediately sure. Passio has hours and hours of podcasts. Most people do 9-5 + kids = limited time.

Turkey and Israel. Marmara Mavi? Goodness knows what games are being played out in Turkey. Erdogan came to power with support from masses who were never listened to nor cared for.
The same indifference is being dealt to the public across the EU and Bliar & the pro-EU camp just don’t get it.
Cameron, we do not seek reform, we seek exit. Trade, not political club membership.

Comments recently suggested that if UKIP were to address fracking, GMO, ‘truth’ properly, the vote would surge. That is the attraction of UKIP: join and influence. TAP, why not stand for UKIP in Shropshire and voice your principles? Once the ‘truth’, and as per Mark Passio, there is definitive ‘truth’, is presented, people can more properly evaluate situations. Just a though.

Imagine if Ian R. Crane could share his Kuwaiti experience with more people. 
Bliar is a sitting duck for the right person to expose in the given moment. The individuals at the BBC just ain’t gonna do it – they are part of the problem…

Interesting the Pope child business is being mentioned on BBC just after Rev Kevin Annett most recent media interviews with Alfred Webre etc…
http://itccs.org/2014/05/25/itccs-breaking-news-may-25-2014-gmt-brussels-accused-child-killer-resigns-from-top-vatican-office-jesuit-head-adolfo-pachon-makes-startling-announcement-as-he-stands-trial-in-absentia-for-cri/ 

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13 Responses to “Europe must make rapprochement with Putin to stop Washington’s war”

  1. Anonymous says:

    According to Russia there will be NO war it’s just a rhetoric the west keeps putting out..

    Putin: I don’t think new Cold War will start, no one wants it

    We think that [the West] tried to talk to us in the language of force, and we, using the same logic, gave a reasonable answer. But I hope that this will never, under any circumstances, happen again anywhere,” Putin said.

    The ‘ War’ rhetoric has been rife in the West as the situation around the Ukrainian crisis becomes increasingly tense.

    Putin stressed, adding that there is a “mutual dependence” between Russia with both the US and EU.

    The Russian president believes a new War is unlikely as no one is interested in it. Vladimir Putin cited Crimea as Moscow’s “reasonable response” to “the language of force” the West was trying to use, but added it should not happen again.

    Russia’s stance over Ukraine is a fair one and European people see that,” he said. “Conduct an opinion poll in Europe – I am not sure at all that the majority of citizens support their political leaders’ stance on that matter. I have all grounds to assume that our position has very many supporters,” he said.

    Focus on national interests of partners is key to improved relations and effective work, Putin pointed out. Speaking about relations with Great Britain, he said that if this is how relations will be built and partners there follow “national interests but not some other thoughts”, Moscow and London will continue cooperation, like it was “back in the past.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    very good article, i was impressed.
    Th problem is the murdock press keeps talking up a war with iran,
    jewish news owners always do this, robert maxwell did it and randolf hearst before him, without the media there would have been no W W 1 or 2

  3. Anonymous says:

    I AM ANGRY
    the TV news today.
    Lib/dems want Cleggy replaced
    New labour want Ed Milipede replaced
    Tories are sick of Camerons bullshit, and are OK if he resigns
    The real cause of this is not to do with them but that the public over whelmingly want UKIP and its policies.
    The 3 parties have damaged the country beyond repair, and should be prosecuted

  4. shirlz007 says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TySVbwKixD8

    Dr Craig Paul Roberts… WAR can and will be prevented!!! (Iran or Ukraine)

    WE GOT A FUCKING PROBLEM!!!

    A BIG ONE!!!

    Some people will flatout RUFUSE to except any of this!!! Taxi drivers seem to be the most retarded… BUT I got good friends from high school! People that make me laugh, that I grew up with… THAT I LOVE AND CARE FOR!… NOT GOR A FUCKING CLUE WHAT’S GOING ON!!!

    Again (I can only persist with this… MARK PASSIO – NATURAL LAW!!!)

    NOT A SINGLE BEING IN THE UNIVERSE HAS THE RIGHT TO TELL DANNY HURLEY WHAT TO DO, HOW DO THINK, TO INFLUENECE HIS ACTIONS!!!! NOT A SINGLE BEING IN THIS UNIVERSE!!!

    Il take responsibility for my own actions thankyou very much!!!

    If Im going to go ahead and claim ILLUMINATI, sovereignty for myself… answer to no-one… IM gonna need some support here!

  5. Anonymous says:

    seen this tap /
    TURKEY TO ARREST ISRAELI GENERALS FOR WAR CRIMES

    http://www.roitov.com/articles/mavi.htm

  6. NPP says:

    More alternative media ‘in fighting’.
    Now Bollyn vs Duff colleague of Roberts at VT.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/05/24/christopher-bollyn-thermite-sniffer-attacks-gordon-duff-as-911-disinfo-agent/

    If only we could have these discussions in the open on a public platform like the BBC if only the BBC were what it should be: a public broadcasting service for the benefit of the public.

    Mark Passio / Natural Law is a most interesting way forward. How to condense it into easy to understand steps I’m not immediately sure. Passio has hours and hours of podcasts. Most people do 9-5 + kids = limited time.

    Turkey and Israel. Marmara Mavi? Goodness knows what games are being played out in Turkey. Erdogan came to power with support from masses who were never listened to nor cared for.
    The same indifference is being dealt to the public across the EU and Bliar & the pro-EU camp just don’t get it.
    Cameron, we do not seek reform, we seek exit. Trade, not political club membership.

    Comments recently suggested that if UKIP were to address fracking, GMO, ‘truth’ properly, the vote would surge. That is the attraction of UKIP: join and influence. TAP, why not stand for UKIP in Shropshire and voice your principles? Once the ‘truth’, and as per Mark Passio, there is definitive ‘truth’, is presented, people can more properly evaluate situations. Just a though.

    Imagine if Ian R. Crane could share his Kuwaiti experience with more people.
    Bliar is a sitting duck for the right person to expose in the given moment. The individuals at the BBC just ain’t gonna do it – they are part of the problem…

    Interesting the Pope child business is being mentioned on BBC just after Rev Kevin Annett most recent media interviews with Alfred Webre etc…
    http://itccs.org/2014/05/25/itccs-breaking-news-may-25-2014-gmt-brussels-accused-child-killer-resigns-from-top-vatican-office-jesuit-head-adolfo-pachon-makes-startling-announcement-as-he-stands-trial-in-absentia-for-cri/

  7. Anonymous says:

    “It is untrue that I or anyone else in Germany wanted the war in 1939. It was desired and instigated exclusively by those international statesmen who were either of Jewish descent or worked for Jewish interests.”
    .
    – Adolf Hitler, April 29, 1945.

    Show me one dictatorship in the world that has not been supported by the United States government or some European governments. It almost doesn’t exist. I think a dictatorship and hegemony are part of the same phenomenon.

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

    Jesus Christ

  8. shirlz007 says:

    YOU CANNOT DO THIS TO ME!!! :'(

    This war is NOT happening!!! I HAVE GURANTEED IT ON MY SOUL (WW3 WILL NOT HAPPEN!)

    IF your not talking about CHILD ABUSE… you may aswell be slicing a 6 month child in half yourself! (FACT!!!)… YOU take that sacrificial knife and slice a baby in half ya’self! (a six month old child being sliced in half through the vagina because oif SATANIC beleifs!!!)… WAKE UP!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVyFPCc5uJ4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3xvr_ojJWE

    General Zod/Superman? :/

    NO-)ONE HAS ANY RIGHT TO GO AGAINST NATURAL LAW!!!!

    Natural Law (self explanatory!… THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE!!!)… I don’t know where or who to turn to here?

  9. Jennifer says:

    Things seem to be moving towards some climactic resolution.
    Maybe the walls are now crumbling down.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzSAoD2mzU#t=335

    😀 have you ever listened to Terence McKenna’s lectures on Youtube?
    Intelligent, compassionate, erududite, wise, and very funny.
    He goes on for hours, but you can work with him in the background, and let his voice and insights wash over you.

  10. Anonymous says:

    “Comments recently suggested that if UKIP were to address fracking, GMO, ‘truth’ properly, the vote would surge. That is the attraction of UKIP: join and influence.”

    I’m sorry if I seem to be urinating on someone’s bonfire here, but come on people. UKIP won’t address GMO’s, fracking or anything near the truth.

    Supporters of and by zionists should be the major clue here.

    Are they calling forreform, serious cinstitutional reform;truth over 9/11;chemtrails;direct oppostion to fracknig;bankinin reform. PEACE?????
    They may have opposed action in Syria but are they promoting peace and diplomacy? Are they talking about anything that seriously undermines or in any way challenges the current fascistic regimes that strangle the life out of humanity? Are they talking of abundance; free energy;the massive paedophile gangs around the planet with links to the very ‘top’ of British society;are they talking flase flags; Lee Rigby; 7/7 ?

    Or are they just saying – “this lot are crap – vote for us – and by the way there’s too many Johnny Foreigners here – time to get out of the EU. Let’s go down the pub”.

    Join and influence? I don’t think so.

  11. NPP says:

    I have not joined UKIP. I voted for them. If you don’t fancy UKIP, don’t vote for them. I’d rather direct voting as per Switzerland and no party politics. But, right now, who else? Back to Labour? I’m up for options, but give me some. Sure, in the mean time I can follow my own natural law path, but the establishment has to change, all things do, and may be UKIP can aid that change. They certainly contributed to panic among the established order this week. I do not have great expectations and if anyone has solutions, please suggest them. Constructive comments welcome. They are apparently spraying our skies and few even realise, let alone EU issues. Solutions welcome.

    Understand this clearly: the government Tory / Lib Dem / Labour / Green have no intention of EU withdrawal. They will attack UKIP and any party threatening the bigger global union programme. They seek regime change in Syria. They support conventional pharmaceutical health and cancer management, they seek GMO food… the list is long and they will seek to management the internet. UKIP are at least worth communicating with. It is a chance, unlikely, but a chance.

    Jennifer, if you have the inclination, try McKenna, Abraham, Sheldrake – The Evolutionary Mind (1/3). They are fun.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0pQqJyN_-M

    Do you think the likes of Sheldrake suspect chemtrails are a reality? He must have mixed with people who must have mentioned it.

  12. Jennifer says:

    Thank you NPP, I will have a look/listen.
    I think any of these people with a Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, Royal Society, background MUST be aware of what’s afoot – they MUST be aware of secret brotherhoods, classified research, where the power lies and who is using it, the whole megillah.
    McKenna was such a pothead and he died over ten years ago so maybe it wasn’t as obvious to him. Everyone else has no excuse.

  13. shirlz007 says:

    RIGHT!

    I am claiming my OWN sovereignty… EVERYONE I know is attempted to impose a form of slavery upon ME!!!

    How do I defend MYSELF against slavery?
    I have the GOD GIVEN RIGHT to KILL ANYONE who wants to impose slavery upon me… I AM A SOVERIEGN BEING OF THIS UNIVERSE!!!

    Can people not grasp that concept? Do people honestly self loath themselves that much to willingly be a slave?

    I DON’T! I LOVE MYSLEF! AND I AM REFUSING TO BE ANY KIND OF SLAVE!!! On this planet or wherever else throughput the Universe!

    IT IS RIDICULOUS! AND YOU ARE ALL RIDICULOUS!!!
    (this is why they csn’t do it face to face! cos their coweards… lowly pathetic horrible disgusting little cowards)

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