Russia: An Enemy Is Not A Partner
September 07, 2017 "Information
- Russians are concerned about Washington’s
arbitrary closing of their San Francisco
consulate and the illegal searching of
diplomatic properties. There is no question that
Washington has violated diplomatic protections
and international law.
Washington show its outlaw face to the world?
to show that as strong as Russia is, Russia
cannot protect herself from Washington? No
international law, no diplomatic immunity can
stand in Washington’s way. Washington can
violate all law with no consequence.
Washington’s view is that might, and only might,
makes right. Law is thrown out of the window, so
why does Russia rely on law in her dealings with
to plant some fake evidence in the Russian
properties of Russian complicity in the US
presidential election that elected a candidate
that prefered peace over conflict with Russia?
Russia’s foreign minister Lavrov has told the US
Secretary of State that Russia is going to sue
over the seizure and search of Russia’s
diplomatic properties. So, here we see again the
Russians trying to deal with Washington through
law, courts, diplomacy, whatever, and not facing
the real issue.
the real issue?
Real Issue is that the US military/security
complex, the most powerful component of the US
government, has decided that Russia is the ENEMY
that justifies its $1,000 billion annual budget
and the power that goes with it.
other words, Russia is designated America’s
Number One Enemy, and there is nothing
whatsoever Russian diplomacy, Russian measured
responses, and Russian references to her enemy
as her “partner” can do about it.
Russia, you must understand that you have been
assigned the role of “the Enemy.”
course, there is no objective reason for Russia
being designated America’s enemy. Nevertheless,
that is Russia’s designation. Washington has no
interest in any facts. Washington is ruled by a
shadow government and the deep state, consisting
of the CIA, the military/security complex, and
financial interests. These interests support US
world hegemony, both financial and military.
Russia and China are in the way of these
powerful interest groups.
case against Russia becomes more absurd by the
Newsweek just published a story
that suggests Russia is behind the Boston
can’t do anything about her designation as Enemy
what can Russia do?
Russia can do is to turn her back to the West,
while watching very closely for the coming
suprise attack. There is nothing in America for
Russia. Any American investment in Russia will
be used to damage Russia. Russia does not need
any American capital. The Russian central bank’s
belief in Russia’s need for foreign capital is
proof of the successful brainwashing of Russian
economists by American neoliberalism during the
Yeltsin era. The Russian central bank is so
brainwashed that it is incapable of
understanding that the Russian central bank can
finance Russian development without any foreign
loans. The Russian government still doesn’t seem
to understand that the only reason sanctions can
be imposed on Russia is because Russia is
ensnared in the Western financial system. The
economic advice that the Russian government gets
from its brainwashed neoliberal economists
serves Washington’s interests, not Russia’s.
should not be using Western financial clearing
mechanisms that serve Washington’s interests.
will the Russian government cease pretending
that its enemy is its partner?
can’t the Russian government recognize the
reality that stares her in the face, that
continually insults and abuses Russia?
Russia so determined to be part of the corrupt
and declining West that Russia accepts every
insult, every abuse?
West has room for only one autonomous power.
There is no room for a second.
intent on being rich like capitalists, also
seems unrealistic in its dealings with
orchestrated “Korean crisis” is not about North
Korea. It is an orchestration that lets
Washington put nuclear missile bases on China’s
border, just as the orchestrated “Iranian
crisis” was the excuse for putting nuclear
missile bases on Russia’s borders.
cannot be both sovereign and part of the West,
and China cannot afford to confuse
self-preservation with economic deals with
two powers capable of constraining Washington’s
unilateralism show confusion over the
consequences, they will make war more likely.
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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