Is The Shame?
25, 2018 "Information
the Trump, May, and Macron regimes have proven
beyond all doubt that they are lawless war
criminal regimes, what is next?
the Russian president and foreign minister
continue to speak of “our Western partners” and
seek common ground with proven lawless war
criminals? What would that common ground be?
other governments accept the US, UK, and French
governments that intentionally lied about a
Russian chemical attack on the Skripals and
about a Syrian chemical attack on Douma, risking
a third world war, and then themselves attacking
Syria on the basis of a transparent lie
unsupported by any evidence? How exactly do you
conduct diplomatic relations with war criminals?
don’t. You put them on trial. Why aren’t Trump,
May, and Macron on trial?
reason is that the world has been conditioned,
like Pavlov’s dogs, to expect and accept the
West’s war crimes as ordinary common features of
life. The West’s crimes are protected by
precedents established by decades of failing to
hold the West accountable. The West has
squatters rights in committing unaccountable war
in the effort to overthrow Syria, Netanyahu is
now focusing the Trump regime on renewing
Washington’s conflict with Iran. Will
Washington’s vassals continue to provide cover
for Washington’s crimes, or are some of the
Europeans beginning to understand that the risks
they assume for Washington exceed the money that
Washington pays them?
will Russia stand if Washington renews its
assault on Iran?
the air attacks carried out on its Syrian ally
by the US, NATO, and Israel, the Russian
government still has not found the decisiveness
to sell Syria its S-300 air defense system.
Syria intercepted 70% of the US missiles in the
last attack using obsolete Soviet-era air
defense systems. The S-300 would allow Syria to
protect itself from air attack and thus reduce
the chance of war resulting from Israeli and US
attacks on Syria.
indecisiveness combined with the rest of the
world’s toleration of ongoing US war crimes
suggests that more provocations will be
orchestrated, that more lawless attacks will
take place, and that eventually a fatal conflict
will be brewed.
about it. The British are caught in the Skripal
lie. Washington, the British, and the French are
caught in the Douma chemical attack lie, and
there are no consequences for those governments
who orchestrated hoaxes and then used the hoaxes
to justify their war crime.
it be that the American people are undisturbed
by their government’s 17 years of wars based
entirely on blatant lies? How can it be that the
American people and the Evangelical churches are
unmoved by the millions of innocent peoples in
seven countries who have been murdered, maimed,
orphaned, and displaced by the profit-driven US
military/security complex and by the
neoconservative ideology in service to Israel?
it be that the US media is as effective a
propaganda ministry for Washington as the German
press was for the Nazis?
it be that the European, Canadian, and
Australian governments and the citizens of these
countries are not ashamed of their participation
in these never-ending crimes?
is India’s voice? China’s? South America’s?
the world silent in the face of massive,
long-term, ongoing war crimes?
does the Russian government think it can have a
partnership with a war criminal regime? Why
would Russia want such a shameful and demeaning
is Russia’s counterpart to NATO?
is there any determination to put a halt to the
the world content with Washington’s path to
Dr. 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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