by Eric King, King World News
With people around the world worried about the escalating crisis in Greece and conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, today former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, warned King World News that we are in scary times as the Russians won’t comply and the risk of world war is rising.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “We are in scary times. The neoconservative ideology which rules American foreign policy and military policy says that the first objective is to prevent the rise of Russia. So if that’s your first objective, then you have to prevent Russia’s rise. In other words, you are committed to war….
“They tried a coup in Ukraine. They’ll try the same thing in the former Soviet central Asian republics like Kurdistan, Uzbekistan. They will create propaganda about how Russia is going to attack Poland or the Baltics.
The Russians Are Not Going To Comply
They will build up all their troops and bases, hoping to knuckle Russia under and make them agree to comply with American foreign policy. But the Russians are not going to do it. The Russians are not going to comply. So unless some change happens, we are on the road to war.”
Eric King: “Dr. Roberts, how do you think this will end? You’ve written about some possible scenarios but what do you really expect to happen?”
Dr. Roberts: “I think that conflict gets out of hand. And Washington is pushing conflict hard. In fact, Washington takes tremendous risks. Take this Malaysian Airliner MH17. It’s obvious that the Russians and the so-called breakaway republics had nothing whatsoever to do with the downing of that airliner. We know this for many reasons and the most obvious reason is that the report that is supposed to have been issued by the Dutch, who are the principal people investigating this, can’t get released because Washington is blocking it.
Dutch Investigators Deny The Leaks But The Mainstream Media Ignores It
Instead of the report getting released, Washington leaks to the Western media that the report has concluded that Russia shot down the plane, or that these breakaway republics supported by Russia shot down the plane. So you keep seeing these stories — these leaks. And then the Dutch investigators stand up and they refute leaks. The Dutch investigators say, ‘No, we’ve not made any such conclusion.’ But the denials don’t get the coverage that the accusations get. (LAUGHTER). And so Washington is getting more and more people to think that the Russians were involved because they leak what they claim is the report but they won’t allow the report to be released.