Is Being Moved Aside So That Conflict with
Russia Can Proceed
26, 2017 "Information
- What is the Congress up to with their stupid
bill that imposes more sanctions and removes the
power of President Trump to rescind the
sanctions that President Obama imposed?
Congress is doing two things. One is that
Congress is serving their campaign contributors
in the military/security complex by being
tougher with Russia, thus keeping the
orchestrated threat alive so that Americans
denied health care don’t start looking at the
massive military/security budget as a place to
find money for health care.
other is to put President Trump in a box. If
Trump vetos this encroachment on presidential
power, Congress and the presstitute media will
present the veto as absolute proof that Trump is
a Russian agent and is protecting Russia with
his veto. If Trump does not veto the bill, Trump
will have thrown in his hand and accepted that
he cannot reduce the dangerous tensions with
other words, the bill is a lose-lose for Trump.
Yet Republicans are supporting the bill, thus
undermining their president.
Yesterday I heard an orchestrated, staged
“interview” between two women on NPR’s “All
Things Considered” (on NPR all things are never
considered). It was a propaganda show focused on
Trump’s expression of disappointment in Jeff
Sessions, whom Trump mistakenly appointed
Trump nominated Sessions, the Democrats and the
presstitutes went berserk. Sessions was
“unqualified,” a “racist,” blah-blah. But now
Sessions is the hero of the presstitutes and
Democrats. They love him, because he has sold
out Trump on the question of the justification
for an investigation of Trump as a suspect
“Russian agent” by an independent prosecutor who
happens to be a member of the anti-Trump ruling
other words, Sessions, who has been beat up
previously by the establishment, is too afraid
to do his job.
other words, Trump had, as I predicted, no idea
what he was doing when he chose his government.
he suffers for his ignorance.
was the point of the staged NPR interview
between the two women? The point was that
Sessions, unlike Trump, respects the rule of law
whereas Trump wants to bend the law in order to
cover up for himself. The interview was staged
so that without the two women having to say it,
Trump’s anger at Session was proof that Trump
was guillty of some illigitimate “Russian
other words, it was carefully constructed
innuendo. Who constructed the innuendo? NPR’s
women were just reading from a script.
as I can tell, there is no one in Trump’s
government who is loyal to Trump or who is
willing to back Trump’s effort to stop provoking
the Russians and to cease serving as Israel’s
military force in the Middle East. As far as I
can tell not only the Democratic Party but also
the Republican Party supports the left-wing’s
view that Trump’s election was illegitimate,
because he was elected by the votes of
illegitimate people—“the deplorables” to use
“the deplorables?” They are the remnants of the
American working class. They are the people
whose jobs were sent overseas to Asia by the
global US corporations in order to enrich their
shareholders and executives via higher profits
from lower labor costs. They are the people who
in order to stay afloat had to rely on debt in
place of the missing income and whose debt is
now so high that they have no disposable income.
A huge proportion of the American population is
incapable of raising a measly $400 without
having to sell personal possessions.
other words, they are refugees from a destroyed
American middle class.
stood up for them against the rich who ruined
them, and now the rich are going to ruin Trump.
teach a lesson. Henceforth in the United States
no one will dare to stick up for the American
people. America is not for Americans any more
than the world is for the peoples of the world.
America and the world are for the One Percent.
No one else. Russia, China, and Iran are in the
way, and, thus, they are on Washington’s hit
heartbreaking to watch the Russians continue to
believe, lesson after lesson to the contrary,
that they can reach a deal with Washington. This
unrealistic hope will destroy Russia. The
Russian government will continue to grasp at
straws and be put off guard.
utterly amazing that the Russian government can
believe after its extensive history of being
left hanging in the wind by its agreements with
Washington that any agreement with Washington is
Russia is aware of the evil that they face in
Washington. Perhaps the Russian emphasis on
diplomacy is just a way of gaining time to get
prepared for the war that Washington intends to
bring to them.
is little doubt that the great and wonderful
beacon of light that is Democracy in Washington,
also known as the government of the
“exceptional” people and the “indispensable”
country, is lost in hubris and arrogance and
will destroy life on earth.
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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