American Establishment Opted for Thermo-Nuclear War?
By Paul Craig
- If you want to be an American TV talking head or a
Western presstitute, you are required to be braindead
and integrity-challenged like Bill O’Reilly, CNN, MSNBC,
and the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street
Journal and all the rest.
In an interview
with President Donald Trump, O’Reilly said: “Putin is a
indifferent to the fact that thermo-nuclear war is a
killer of planet Earth. For O’Reilly, President Trump’s
desire to normalize relations with Russia is an
indication that the President of the US is comfortable
making deals with killers, as if America’s last three
presidents have not been mass killers comfortable with
their destruction in whole or part of many countries and
millions of peoples.
Trump’s response to O’Reilly’s was: “We’ve got a lot of
killers. What do you think – our country’s so innocent?”
The only thing
wrong with President Trump’s response is that it
implicitly accepts that Putin is no different from
Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Yet there is no
evidence that Putin is a “killer.” This accusation is an
assertion from those who prosper from having a “Russian
threat” to keep the money and power flowing to
Cunningham shows, Trump should have reprimanded O’Reilly
for his unsupported and undiplomatic accusation against
the president of a country with which President Trump
hopes to restore normal relations.
Trump’s statement of an obvious fact was quickly branded
“defense of a killer” by congressional Republicans,
Hillary Democrats, the liberal, progressive, left-wing,
and the Western presstitutes.
sites, such as politico.com, jumped in to criticize
“Donald Trump’s defense of Vladimir Putin’s homicidal
history.” Allegations of “Putin’s homicidal history” are
astonishing after 24 years of Washington’s genocide
against Muslins in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia,
Yemen, Pakistan, and Syria, and non-Muslims in
Yugoslavia and the Russian regions of Ukraine.
Washington ranks as one of the worst mass murderers in
human history, but the Western presstitutes brand Putin
as the one who is homicidal.
Listen to these
members of Congress who represent Americans in
Majorithy Leader Mitch McConnel (R, Ky) said referring
to the thrice elected President of Russia: “He’s a
thug.” McConnel has gone along with Washington’s mass
murder of peoples for 15 years, and this accomplice to
mass murder said that Washington’s murder of countless
millions, which have sent refugees all over the Western
world, are not evidence against America. In his response
to Trump’s statement, McConnel actually said: “We don’t
operate in any way the way the Russians do. I think
there’s a clear distinction here that all Americans
understand, and I would not have characterized it that
senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, said: “We are not the
same as Putin.” Of course we aren’t. We are mass
senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse, said, and this is a
level of ignorance hard to believe even for Americans,
that “Putin is an enemy of political dissent. The U.S.
celebrates political dissent and the right for people to
argue free from violence about places or ideas that are
in conflict [as at Cal Berkeley]. There is no moral
equivalency between the United States of America, the
greatest freedom loving nation in the history of the
world, and the murderous thugs that are in Putin’s
defense of his cronyism.”
The Wall Street
Journal’s Bret Stephens said: “Trump puts US on moral
par with Putin’s Russia. Never in history has a
President slandered his country like this.”
No Bret, you
have it backwards. No US president has ever slandered
Russia like this. There is no moral equivalency between
Washington and Moscow. Washington is totally devoid of
all morality. Russia is not. It is not Russia that has
murdered, maimed, and displaced peoples in at least 9
countries in the last 15 years, sending refugees all
over the Western world, some of whom no doubt bear
president, Mike Pence, rushed to tell NBC that Trump
didn’t mean that Washington is not morally superior to
Putin’s Russia. Of course the US is morally superior to
everyone. The millions of peoples we kill and dislocate
are proof of our unquestioned moral superiority. Every
time we bomb a wedding, a funeral of the wedding guests,
a children’s soccer game, innumerable hospitals and
medical centers, schools, farms, public transportation,
we exceptional and indispensable Americans are
demonstrating our moral superiority over the Earth. Only
the morally superior can commit vast crimes against
humanity without being held accountable.
relations with Russia do not seem to be in the cards.
The demonization and lies will continue. The New Cold
War is too important to the ruling establishment, and to
the members of the House and Senate who are dependent on
military/security campaign donations, for Trump to be
allowed to normalize relations with Russia.
Reagan and Gorbachev achieved has been undone. The
material interest of a few has again placed humanity at
freedom loving nation in the history of the world” can’t
even have a debate about it, because a debate is Putin
apologetics and moral equivalency.
Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the
Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week,
Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He
has had many university appointments. His internet
columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts'
latest books are
The Failure of
Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the
How America Was
Neoconservative Threat to World Order.
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