President Trump’s Disappearance
Worries That Washington Has Nuclear Weapons.
Paul Craig Roberts
20, 2017 "Information
- In my long experience in Washington, vice
presidents did not make major foreign policy
announcements or threaten other countries with
war. Not even Dick Cheney stole this role from
the weak president George W. Bush.
yesterday the world witnessed VP Pence threaten
North Korea with war. “The sword stands ready,”
said Pence as if he is the commander in chief.
is Trump? As far as I can tell from the numerous
emails I receive from him, he is at work
marketing his presidency. Once Trump won the
election, I began receiving endless offers to
purchase Trump baseball caps, T-shirts,
cuff-links, coffee mugs, and to donate $3 to be
entered into a raffle to win some memorabilia.
latest offer is a chance to win
one of “personally signed five incredible
photographs of our historic and massive
Trump, the presidency is a fund-raising device.
If his VP, National Security Advisor, Secretary
of Defense, UN Ambassador, CIA Director,
whoever, want to start wars wherever, that’s
just more memorabilia to raffle off for a $3
result of Trump’s failure to govern his own
government, we have VP Pence telling Russia and
China that there could be a nuclear exchange on
their borders between the US and North Korea.
Although Pence is not smart enough to know, this
is not something Russia and China will accept.
Washington worries about North Korea having
nuclear weapons, but the entire world worries
that Washington has nuclear weapons. And so many
of them. World polls have shown that the
majority of the world’s population are far more
concerned about the threat to peace posed by
Washington and Israel than by Iran, North Korea,
Russia and China.
prefaced his “the sword stands ready” remark
with “the United States of America will always
seek peace,” which after Serbia, Somalia,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, and
Syria is as false a statement as it is possible
to make. From Washington’s perspective it is
always Washington’s victims that are “reckless
and provocative,” never Washington.
stands for war. If the world is driven to
Armegeddon, it will be Washington, not North
Korea, Iran, Russia, or China, that brings life
on earth to an end.
Paul 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 West,
How America Was Lost,
The Neoconservative Threat to
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