Washington bangs the war drums. Evil has taken over the West.

By Paul Craig Roberts
June 18, 2014 “ICH” – I wish I had only good news to bring to readers, or even one item of good news. Alas, goodness has ceased to be a feature of US policy and simply cannot be found in any words or deeds emanating from Washington or the capitals of its European vassal states. The Western World has succumbed to evil.
In an article published by Op-Ed News, Eric Zuesse supports my reports of indications that Washington is preparing for a nuclear first strike against Russia.

US war doctrine has been changed. US nuclear weapons are no longer restricted to a retaliatory force, but have been elevated to the role of preemptive nuclear attack. Washington pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia and is developing and deploying an ABM shield. Washington is demonizing Russia and Russia’s President with shameless lies and propaganda, thus preparing the populations of the US and its client states for war with Russia.

Washington has been convinced by neoconservatives that Russian strategic nuclear forces are in run down and unprepared condition and are sitting ducks for attack. This false belief is based on out-of-date information, a decade old, such as the argument presented in “The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy” by Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press in theApril 2006 issue of Foreign Affairs, a publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization of American elites.

Regardless of the condition of Russian nuclear forces, the success of Washington’s first strike and degree of protection provided by Washington’s ABM shield against retaliation, the article I posted by Steven Starr, “The Lethality of Nuclear Weapons,” makes clear that nuclear war has no winners. Everyone dies.
In an article published in the December 2008 issue of Physics Today, three atmospheric scientists point out that even the substantial reduction in nuclear arsenals that the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty hoped to achieve, from 70,000 warheads in 1986 to 1700-2200 warheads by the end of 2012, did not reduce the threat that nuclear war presents to life on earth. The authors conclude that in addition to the direct blast effects of hundreds of millions of human fatalities, “the indirect effects would likely eliminate the majority of the human population.” 

The stratospheric smoke from firestorms would cause nuclear winter and agricultural collapse. Those who did not perish from blast and radiation would starve to death. Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev understood this. Unfortunately, no successor US government has. As far as Washington is concerned, death is what happens to others, not to “the exceptional people.” (The SORT agreement apparently failed. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the nine nuclear-armed states still possess a total of 16,300 nuclear weapons.)

It is a fact that Washington has policymakers who think, incorrectly, that nuclear war is winnable and who regard nuclear war as a means of preventing the rise of Russia and China as checks on Washington’s hegemony over the world. The US government, regardless of party in office, is a massive threat to life on earth. European governments, which think of themselves as civilized, are not, because they enable Washington’s pursuit of hegemony. It is this pursuit that threatens life with extinction. The ideology that grants “exceptional, indispensable America” supremacy is an enormous threat to the world.

The destruction of seven countries in whole or in part by the West in the 21st century, with the support of “Western civilization” and the Western media, comprises powerful evidence that the leadership of the Western world is devoid of moral conscience and human compassion. Now that Washington is armed with its false doctrine of “nuclear primacy,” the outlook for humanity is very bleak.

Washington has begun the run up to the Third World War, and Europeans seem to be on board. As recently as November 2012 NATO Secretary General Rasmussen said that NATO does not regard Russia as an enemy. Now that the White House Fool and his European vassals have convinced Russia that the West is an enemy, Rasmussen declared that “we must adapt to the fact that Russia now considers us its adversary” by beefing up Ukraine’s military along with those of Eastern and Central Europe.
Last month Alexander Vershbow, former US ambassador to Russia, currently NATO Deputy Secretary General, declared Russia to be the enemy and said that the American and European taxpayers need to fork over for the military modernization “not just of Ukraine, but also Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan.”
It is possible to see these calls for more military spending as just the normal functioning of agents for the US military/security complex. Having lost “the war on terror” in Iraq and Afghanistan, Washington needs a replacement and has set about resurrecting the Cold War.

This is probably how the armaments industry, its shills, and part of Washington sees it. But the neoconservatives are more ambitious. They are not pursuing merely more profits for the military/security complex. Their goal isWashington’s hegemony over the world, which means reckless actions such as the strategic threat that the Obama regime, with the complicity of its European vassals, has brought to Russia in Ukraine.

Since last autumn the US government has been lying through its teeth about Ukraine, blaming Russia for the consequences of Washington’s actions, and demonizing Putin exactly as Washington demonized Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Assad, the Taliban, and Iran. The presstitute media and the European capitals have seconded the lies and propaganda and repeat them endlessly. Consequently, the US public’s attitude toward Russia moved sharply negative.

How do you think Russia and China see this? Russia has witnessed NATO brought to its borders, a violation of the Reagan-Gorbachev understandings. Russia has witnessed the US pull out of the ABM treaty and develop a “star wars” shield. (Whether or not the shield would work is immaterial. The purpose of the shield is to convince the politicians and the public that Americans are safe.) Russia has witnessed Washington change the role of nuclear weapons in its war doctrine from deterrent to preemptive first strike. And now Russia listens to a daily stream of lies from the West and witnesses the slaughter by Washington’s vassal in Kiev of civilians in Russian Ukraine, branded “terrorists” by Washington, by such weapons as white phosphorus with not a peep of protest from the West.

Massive attacks by artillery and air strikes on homes and apartments in Russian Ukraine were conducted on the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, while Washington and its puppets condemned China for an event that did not happen. As we now know, there was no massacre in Tiananmen Square. It was just another Washington lie like Tonkin Gulf, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Iranian nukes, etc. It is an amazing fact that the world lives in a false reality created by Washington’s lies.

The movie, The Matrix, is a true depiction of life in the West. The population lives in a false reality created for them by their rulers. A handful of humans have escaped the false existence and are committed to bringing humans back to reality. 

They rescue Neo, “The One,” who they believe correctly to have the power to free humans from the false reality in which they live. Morpheus, the leader of the rebels, explains to Neo:
“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”

I experience this every time I write a column. Protests from those determined not to be unplugged arrive in emails and on those websites that expose their writers to slander by government trolls in comment sections. Don’t believe real reality, they insist, believe the false reality.

The Matrix even encompasses part of the Russian and Chinese population, especially those educated in the West and those susceptible to Western propaganda, but on the whole those populations know the difference between lies and truth. The problem for Washington is that the propaganda that prevails over the Western peoples does not prevail over the Russian and Chinese governments.

How do you think China reacts when Washington declares the South China Sea to be an area of US national interests, allocates 60 percent of its vast fleet to the Pacific, and constructs new US air and naval bases from the Philippines to Vietnam?

Suppose all Washington intends is to keep taxpayer funding alive for the military/security complex which launders some of the taxpayers’ money and returns it as political campaign contributions. Can Russia and China take the risk of viewing Washington’s words and deeds in this limited way?
So far the Russians, and only the Russians (and Chinese), have remained sensible. Lavrov, the Foreign Minister said: “At this stage, we want to give our partners a chance to calm down. We’ll see what happens next. If absolutely baseless accusations against Russia continue, it there are attempts to pressure us with economic leverage, then we may reevaluate the situation.”

If the White House Fool, Washington’s media whores and European vassals convince Russia that war is in the cards, war will be in the cards. As there is no prospect whatsoever of NATO being able to mount a conventional offensive threat against Russia anywhere near the size and power of the German invasion force in 1941 that met with destruction, the war will be nuclear, which will mean the end of all of us.

Keep that firmly in mind as Washington and its media whores continue to beat the drums for war. Keep in mind also that a long history proves beyond all doubt that everything Washington and the presstitute media tells you is a lie serving an undeclared agenda. You cannot rectify the situation by voting Democrat instead of Republican or by voting Republican instead of Democrat.

Thomas Jefferson told us his solution: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

There are few patriots in Washington but many tyrants.

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18 Responses to “Washington bangs the war drums. Evil has taken over the West.”

  1. stedra rulz says:

    Neo is also John Conner of the Terminator movies.

  2. This is a great paper.

    But behind the scenes of politics lies the money room where all these creatures do their deals – together.

    Playing good cop/bad cop is how they manipulate the masses. Whilst we still believe in nations & flags & borders [which we have actually been indoctrinated to do] they are already putting the final touches to the NWO. The one world government.

    The big players in world politics are actors. Putin is apparently doing a pretty convincing job as a good guy at the moment. He’s just playing a part. He’s not the first & he won’t be the last.

    Don’t trust any of them.

    When the end comes, & it will, it’s the little people who will suffer.

    It always is.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I don’t believe a word of it. It sounds like another ‘get the people fired up for war against Russia’ propaganda again

  4. 8:32: Yes, but that doesn’t make Russia the good guys.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “US nuclear weapons are no longer restricted to a retaliatory force, but have been elevated to the role of pre-emptive nuclear attack.”

    While I can’t vouch for the USA’s nuclear intentions, NATO’s policy on the use of nuclear weapons has ALWAYS been one of ‘Flexible Response’.
    NATO (North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation) reserves the right to use tactical/battlefield nuclear weapons, even if a NATO partner/ally has not been attacked by such weapons.
    This makes perfect sense both tactically and strategically in military terms I suppose – if such weapons of mass destruction exist, which I very much doubt.
    Like the Holohoax money-making & Gentile guilt-tripping racket, atomic/thermo-nuclear bombs are a Jewish myth from which £$Trillions have been made.
    The iconic images/movies of nuclear explosions are as much fakes as the supposed planes hitting the Twin Towers.
    The ‘moonscapes’ of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are no different to the moonscapes of Dresden and Tokyo. Devastation caused by firestorms as a result of criminal allied carpet bombing with one incendiary bomb for every two men/women/children in the case of Dresden. And Jesus wept.

    A nuclear chain-reaction can be achieved under difficult laboratory conditions but never in a missile delivery system. Radioactive so-called ‘Dirty Bombs’ are all the Mossad can ‘Samson Option’ us with.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s also worth pointing out that nuclear reactors/power stations may not be what we are led to believe. Many are of the opinion that these are ‘Dump Loads’ dressed up as ‘Nuclear Power Stations’. Dump Loads are necessary to protect the National Grid for when demand on the grid suddenly decreases and the generated energy that is no longer required has somewhere to dissipate.

  7. Anonymous says:

    rothschilds subsidiaries buying up the worlds water, hoarding rainwater to become a crime

    https://whitewraithe.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/

  8. Anonymous says:

    All this talk about D Day but The British army had what was called
    the Royal Army Medical Corps
    or RAMC, the RAMC dealt with a lot of the people turned out from the work camps by the russians who first reached the german camps,
    they all had their stories, and one man kept back a lot of info when he realised this was going to be used politically by the jews.
    He stored this stuff in his loft and after his death his son went through it and was going to publish, this would have proved totally that what is called the holocaust is bullshit.
    the publishers were raided at the same time as the police broke down his door and stolle his PC and the research papers
    in an attempt to silence him.
    but…. they only got photocopies,
    watch this space
    and jewboys, you better be prepared to sweat ( sorry wasp )

  9. Nuclear power stations & reprocessing plants are basically bomb factories.

  10. NPP says:

    It was on Rense and now this morning Icke.
    Kaplan seems to imply the video: Unlawful killing of two Palestinian teens outside Ofer, is a fake.

    Hasbara Defeated -Gilad Atzmon Vs. Lee Kaplan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ68b6hHn8E

    Is this a fake video/story?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaibEqx2m_k

  11. What we are living with is a little less like the Matrix & a little more like Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.

  12. Tapestry says:

    Whether a fake or not, they would say it is. Is there a detailed explanation? Or just a brush away?

  13. shirlz007 says:

    As of today, 65 MP’s will support an inquiry in ‘institutionalised VIP child abuse’…

    The support on Twitter and other social media/blogs is overwhelming, but it NEEDS a signed letter delivered to Theresa May personally.

    Still, the mainstream media will not touch it (yet)…

    different local media outlets have picked up the story, and reported on their local MP’s supporting the idea…
    North East
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-east-mps-demand-inquiry-7288479

    Huddersfield
    http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/mps-barry-sheerman-jason-mccartney-7286380

    THIS IS LONDON! 😀
    http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11261783.Call_for_inquiry_into_child_abuse__cover_ups__by_local_authorities/
    —————————–

    A senior psychologist urges Oliver Heald MP to support an inquiry into organised child abuse

    http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/a-senior-psychologist-urges-oliver-heald-mp-to-support-an-inquiry-into-organised-child-abuse/
    ————————-
    A focused and dedicated national campaign is emerging led by the people, not Ministers, so as soon as the Rolf Harris scandal goes to Jury Verdict, we can go for the throat.

    The number of MP’s that are now backing an independent inquiry into child sex abuse is now at 59.

    This number will jump considerably. This is a grass roots campaign using social media such as twitter. Every MSM news agency has been approached, the BBC showed some interest when it was 7 MP’s.

    Not one MSM Presstitute has printed this news.
    ~ author’s name withheld

    http://www.oneworldofnations.com/2014/06/who-will-speak-for-abused-owon-your.html

  14. shirlz007 says:

    SPOTLIGHT ON ABUSE…
    The Dirt Book: How the sexual abuse of children is used for political gain

    In 1995, the BBC showed a Michael Cockerell documentary called Westminster’s Secret Service about the role of the chief whip, whose task it is to ensure MPs attend important debates and vote as the party leadership desires. It was revealed that the chief whip kept a little black ‘dirt book’ which contained information about MPs, and this was used as a method of political control.

    Tim Fortescue, who was Ted Heath’s chief whip from 1970-73, said:

    For anyone with any sense, who was in trouble, would come to the whips and tell them the truth, and say now, I’m in a jam, can you help? It might be debt, it might be…..erm……erm, a scandal involving small boys, or any kind of scandal in which, erm er, a member seemed likely to be mixed up in, they’d come and ask if we could help and if we could, we did. And we would do everything we can because we would store up brownie points……., and if I mean, that sounds a pretty, pretty nasty reason, but it’s one of the reasons because if we could get a chap out of trouble then, he will do as we ask forever more.

    In short, the chief whip would cover up any scandal, even if it involved “small boys”, child sexual abuse, child rape, whatever you want to call it. They wouldn’t report the crime to the police, although they may use their contacts with the police to make sure to make sure the matter went no further. This means that a paedophile would be the ideal candidate for promotion within the party, easily blackmailed and bought, loyalty and discretion guaranteed.

    An example of how the dirt book may have been used is the case of Sir Peter Morrison, who was Conservative MP for Chester from 1974-1992, as well as being Margaret Thatcher’s Parliamentary Private Secretary. Morrison has been linked to a notorious paedophile ring that sexually abused children in North Wales care homes. Chris House, who worked as reporter for the Daily Mirror, twice received tip-offs about Morrison being caught abusing underage boys which resulted in just a police caution, but libel threats stopped the newspaper from running the story. Peter Connew, the former editor of the Sunday Mirror, said “such was the hush-up that nobody could get hold of a log of the arrest”.

    Edwina Currie, who was a Conservative MP at the time, said “Peter Morrison has become the PM’s PPS. Now he’s what they call ‘a noted pederast’,’ with a liking for young boys; he admitted as much to Norman Tebbitt when he became deputy chairman of the party, but added, ‘However, I’m very discreet’ – and he must be!”

    It seems possible that Morrison was given the job of PPS precisely because he was a paedophile; the party had ‘dirt’ on him so they could rely on his loyalty. Morrison was an alcoholic, famously incompetent, and often found asleep at his desk, so I can’t think of any other reasons for his promotion to PPS. Not a thought was given to the poor children who he abused, and nobody in his party went to the police to stop him committing these crimes. Edwina Currie was quite happy to save this ‘gossip’ about child rape to boost her book sales.

    If an MP’s ‘indiscretions’ became too public to cover up, they were demoted or exiled to an obscure position. Mike Hames, who was head of Scotland Yard’s Obscene Publications Branch, talked of a raid on a brothel during which a man in pinstriped suit announced that he a cabinet minister. “That was before the end of Communism and, through a politician friend, I informed the PM, Mrs Thatcher. I noticed that the man, a junior minister, was quietly dropped later in a reshuffle.”

    Elm Guest House would have been well known to Margaret Thatcher, having been raided by 60 police and then covered up by the DPP and the Attorney General, who stopped the press from reporting on it. It is thought that at least 7 Conservative MPs were visitors to the paedophile brothel. Were any of these MPs later promoted to ministerial positions?

  15. shirlz007 says:

    Ted Heath is credited with introducing the dirt book:

    The most significant changes in the role of the whips appear to have taken place during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Heath as chief whip from 1956 to 1959 brought a new professionalism to the job; he was the first holder of that position to routinely attend cabinet meetings,although neither he nor his successors have been full cabinet members. More significant was the way he systematically gathered information about every member of the party, and developed the art of using this to maximum advantage. He was after all responsible for piloting the Conservative party through the Suez crisis and its turbulent aftermath. When Edward Short became Wilson’s chief whip in 1964 he found that it ‘had been the practice to keep a “dirt book” in which unsavoury personal items about members were recorded’, and he immediately ordered this to be discontinued. It is probable that such stories arose simply out of the thoroughness with which Heath and his successors had gathered information. Heath himself explained his professionalism: ‘I acted on the principle that the more you know about the people you ae speaking for, and the more they know about you and what you are being asked to do, the better.’ (extract from ‘Churchill to Major: The British Prime Ministership Since 1945′ by
    Donald Shell)

    So the chief whip would proactively look for ‘dirt’ on MPs, not just wait for them to get into trouble. This might explain how the child abuse campaigner Geoffrey Dickens MP was so quickly exposed for having an extra-marital affair after he named the paedophile diplomat Sir Peter Hayman.

    Although the Labour chief whip, Edward Short, claims to have discontinued the dirt book system, it seems obvious that both Labour and the Liberals would have continued to use it. The Liberal MP Cyril Smith would have needed his own book given his record of child sex offences stretching from the 1960s to the late 1990s, which makes it all the more staggering that former Liberal leader David Steel claims never to have received a complaint about him. Smith, as an Elm Guest House visitor, a friend of Jimmy Savile, and an associate of both Peter Righton and Sidney Cooke, would have been impossible for the chief whip to control, as he would have been able to bring most of Westminster down with him.

    Fleet Street also have their own version of the dirt book, used to exercise control over politicians. What other explanation could there be for the Sunday Times/News International not using the leaked Operation Ore list, despite there being enough VIP paedophiles on the list “to fill newspaper front pages for an entire year”?

    http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/the-dirt-book-how-the-sexual-abuse-of-children-is-used-for-political-gain/

    • Anonymous says:

      So why can’t we all put a stop to Sexual ABUSE of Children..Let all go and tell Dav &co outside his house that we the people demand real Justice and get rid off the Fff pedophile loving BBC for a start ….it won’t work because no one cares enough about Children 🙁

  16. aandrejpe says:

    Many good points, but to assert that there was no massacre in Tiananmen Square is too bold, the more so without providing any proof. It’s been thoroughly documented. So, your credibility becomes shaky.

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