Will American Insouciance
Destroy the World?
Paul Craig Roberts
The neoconned Bush Regime and the Israeli-occupied American
are heading the innocent world toward nuclear war.
Back in the Reagan years, the National Endowment for Democracy
was created as a cold war tool. Today the NED is a neocon-controlled
agent for US world hegemony. Its main function is to pour US
money and election-rigging into former constituent parts of the
Soviet Union in order to ring Russia with American puppet
The neoconservative Bush Regime used the NED to intervene in
Ukrainian and Georgian internal affairs in keeping with the
neoconservative plan to establish US-friendly and Russia-hostile
political regimes in these two former constituent parts of
Russia and the Soviet Union.
The NED was also used to dismember the former Yugoslavia with
its interventions in Slovakia, Serbia, and Montenegro.
According to Wikipedia, Allen Weinstein, who helped draft the
legislation establishing NED, told the Washington Post in 1991
that much of what the NED does “today was done covertly 25 years
ago by the CIA.”
The Bush Regime, having established a puppet, Mikhail
Saakashvili, as president of Georgia, tried to bring Georgia
[For readers too young to know, the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization was a military alliance between the US and Western
European countries to resist any Soviet move into Western
Europe. There has been no reason for NATO since the Soviet
Union’s internal political collapse almost two decades ago. The
neocons turned NATO into another tool, like the NED, for US
world hegemony. Subsequent US administrations violated the
understandings that President Reagan had reached with Mikhail
Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, and have incorporated former
parts of the Soviet empire into NATO. The neocon goal of ringing
Russia with a hostile military alliance has been proclaimed many
Western European members of NATO balked at the admission of
Georgia, as they understood it as a provocative affront to
Russia, on whom Western Europe is dependent for natural gas.
Western Europeans are also disturbed at the Bush Regime’s
intentions to install ballistic missile defenses in Poland and
the Czech Republic as the consequence will be Russian nuclear
cruise missiles targeted on European capitals. Europeans don’t
see the advantage of helping the US block Russian nuclear
retaliation against the US at the expense of their own
existence. Ballistic missile defenses are not useful against
Every country is tired of war except for the US. War, including
nuclear war, is the neoconservative strategy for world hegemony.
The entire world, except for Americans, knows that the outbreak
of armed conflict between Russian and Georgian forces in South
Ossetia was entirely due to the US and its Georgia puppet,
Saakashvili. Americans, alone in the world, are unaware that the
hostilities were initiated by Saakashvili, because Bush, Cheney
and the Israeli-occupied American media have again lied to them.
Everyone else in the world knows that the unstable and corrupt
Saakashvili, who proclaims democracy and runs a police state,
would not have taken on Russia by attacking South Ossetia unless
given the go-ahead by Washington.
The purpose of the Georgian attack on the Russian population of
South Ossetia is twofold:
To convince Europeans that their action in delaying Georgia’s
NATO membership is the cause of “the Russian aggression” and
that to save Georgia from conquest Georgia must be given NATO
To ethnically cleanse South Ossetia of its Russian population.
Two thousand Russian civilians were targeted and killed by the
US-equipped and trained Georgian Army, and tens of thousands
fled into Russia. Having achieved this goal, Saakashvili and his
puppet-masters in Washington quickly called for a cease fire and
a halt to “the Russian invasion.” The hope is that the Russian
population will be afraid to return or can be prevented from
returning, thus removing the secessionist threat.
No doubt the Bush Regime can con the insouciant American
population, just as it did with Iraqi weapons of mass
destruction, Iranian nukes, and 9/11 itself, but the rest of the
world is not buying it, least of all Moscow, the Asia Times, and
not even America’s bought-and-paid-for European allies.
Writing in the Asia Times, Ambassador M. K. Bhadrakumar, a
former career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service, notes the
disinformation that is being peddled by the Bush Regime and the
US media and reports that “at the outbreak of violence, Russia
had tried to have the United Nations Security Council issue a
statement calling on Georgia and South Ossetia to immediately
lay down weapons. However, Washington was disinterested.”
Amb. Bhadrakumar notes that the American and Georgian resort to
violence and propaganda has brought an end to the Russian
government’s belief that diplomacy and good will can bring about
a settlement of the South Ossetia issue. If Russia wished,
Russia could terminate Georgia’s existence as a separate country
at will, and there is nothing the US could do about it.
It is certain that the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia was a
Bush Regime orchestrated event. The American media and the
neocon think tanks were ready with their propaganda blitzes.
Neocons had ready a Wall Street Journal editorial page article
for Saakashvili that declares “the war in Georgia is a war for
Faced with the collapse of his army when Russia sent in troops
to protect South Ossetians from the Georgian troops, Saakashvili
declared: “This is not about Georgia any more. It is about
America, its values.”
The neocon Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., quickly
called a conference hosted by warmonger Ariel Cohen, “Urgent!
Event: Russian-Georgian War: A Challenge for the U.S. and the
The Washington Post lifted its skirts and spread wide its legs
to neocon Robert Kagen’s war drums, “Putin Makes His Move.”
Only a fool like Kagen could think that if Putin intended to
invade Georgia he would do so from Beijing, or that after
sending the American-trained Georgian army in flight, he would
not continue and conquer all of Georgia in order to put an end
to American machinations on Russia’s most sensitive border,
machinations that are likely to eventually end in nuclear war.
That despicable whore, the New York Times, spread her legs for
Billy Kristol’s rant, “Will Russia Get Away With It?” Kristol
thunders against “dictatorial and aggressive and fanatical
regimes” that “seem happy to work together to weaken the
influence of the United States and its democratic allies.”
Kristol presents a new axis of evil--Russia, China, North Korea
and Iran--and warns against “delay and irresolution” that
“simply invite future threats and graver dangers.”
In other words, “attack Russia now.”
Dick Cheney, the insane American Vice President telephoned
Saakashvili to express US solidarity with Georgia in the
conflict with Russia and declared: “Russian aggression must not
go unanswered.” Cheney’s telephone call is like Great Britain’s
“guarantee” to Poland against Nazi Germany. Only a complete
idiot would tell Saakashvili anything other than “to cease
What must be the effect on US Intelligence services and the US
military of Cheney’s propagandistic and irresponsible statement
of US support for Georgia’s war crimes? Does anyone really
believe that the CIA or any US intelligence service told the
vice president that Russia opened the conflict with an invasion?
Russian troops arrived in South Ossetia after thousands of
Ossetians had been killed by the Georgian attack and after tens
of thousands of Ossetians had fled into Russia to escape the
Georgian attack. According to news reports, Russian forces have
captured Americans who were with the Georgian troops directing
their attack on civilians.
The US military certainly has no resources for a war against
Russia on top of lost wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a planned
war with Iran.
With its Georgian venture, the Bush Regime is guilty of a new
round of war crimes. What will be the consequence?
Many will reply that having got away with 9/11, Afghanistan,
Iraq, and with its preparations for attacking Iran, the Bush
Regime will get away with its Georgian venture as well.
Possibly, however, this time the Bush Regime has overreached.
Certainly Russia now recognizes that the US is determined to
exert hegemony over Russia and is Russia’s worst enemy.
China realizes the US threat to its own energy supply and,
Even America’s European allies, chafing under their role of
supplying troops for America’s Empire, must now realize that
being an American ally is dangerous and has no benefits. If
Georgia becomes a NATO member and renews its attack on South
Ossetia, it must drag Europe into a war with Russia, a main
supplier of energy to Europe.
Moreover, if Russian troops are sent across European frontiers,
there is nothing to stop them.
What does America offer Europe, aside from the millions of
dollars it pays to buy off Europe’s political leaders to insure
that they betray their own peoples? Nothing whatsoever.
The only military threat that Europe faces comes from being
dragged into America’s wars for American hegemony.
The US is financially bankrupt, with budget and trade deficits
that exceed the combined deficits of the rest of the world
together. The dollar has wilted. The American consumer market is
dying from the offshoring of American jobs and, thereby,
incomes, and from the wealth effect of the real estate and
derivatives collapses. The US has nothing to offer Europe.
Indeed, American economic decline is killing European exports by
driving up the value of the euro.
America long ago lost the moral high ground. Hypocrisy has
become America’s best known hallmark. Bush, the invader of
Afghanistan and Iraq on the basis of lies and deception,
thunders at Russia for coming to the defense of its peacekeepers
and Russian citizens in South Ossetia. Bush, the vampire who
ripped Kosovo out of Serbia’s heart and handed it to the
Muslims, has taken an adamant stand against other separatist
movements, especially the South Ossetians who wish to be part of
the Russian Federation.
The neoconned Bush Regime is furious that the Russian bear was
not intimidated by the US supported aggression of the American
puppet state, Georgia. Instead of accepting the act of American
hegemony that the neocon script called for, Russia sent the
Americanized Georgian army fleeing in fear.
Having failed with weapons, the Bush Regime now unleashes the
rhetoric. The White House is warning Russia that failure to
acquiesce to US hegemony could have a “significant, long-term
impact on relations between Washington and Moscow.”
Do the morons who comprise the Bush Regime really not understand
that short of a surprise nuclear attack on Russia there is
nothing whatsoever the US can do to Moscow?
The Bush Regime owns no Russian currency that it can dump. The
Russians own US dollars.
The Bush Regime owns no Russian bonds that it can dump. The
Russians own US bonds.
The US can cut Russia off from no energy supplies. Russia can
cut America’s European allies off from energy.
President Reagan negotiated the end of the cold war with Soviet
The neoconservatives, whom Reagan fired and drove from his
administration, were furious. The neocons had hoped to win the
cold war, thereby establishing American hegemony.
The Republican Establishment reestablished its hegemony under
Bush 1st that it had lost to Ronald Reagan. With this feat,
intelligence was driven from the Republican Party.
The neocons engineered their comeback with the First Gulf War
and their propaganda, pure lies, that Iraqi troops bayoneted
Kuwait babies in hospitals.
The neocons made a further comeback with President Clinton, whom
they convinced to bomb Serbia in order to permit separatist
movements to become independent states dependent on America.
With Bush 2nd, the neocons took over. Their agenda, American
world hegemony, includes Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.
So far the schemes of these ignorant and dangerous ideologues
have come a cropper. Iraq, formerly in the hands of secular
Sunnis who were a check on Iran, is, after the American invasion
and occupation, in the hands of religious Shi’ites allied with
In Afghanistan, the Taliban are resurgent, and a large NATO/US
army there is unable to control the situation.
One consequence of the neocons’ Afghan war has been the loss of
power of the American puppet president of Pakistan, a Muslim
country armed with nuclear weapons. The puppet president now
faces impeachment, and the Pakistani military has informed the
Americans to stop conducting military operations in Pakistani
The American puppets in Egypt and Jordan might be next to fall.
In Iraq, the Shi’ites, having completed their ethnic cleansing
of Sunnis from neighborhoods, have declared a cease fire in
order to contradict the US propaganda that American withdrawal
would lead to a blood bath. Negotiations on withdrawal dates are
now underway between the Americans and the Iraqi government,
which is no longer behaving like a puppet.
Last year Hugo Chavez ridiculed Bush before the UN. Russia’s
Putin ridiculed Bush as Comrade Wolf.
On August 12, 2008, Pravda ridiculed Bush, “Bush: Why don’t you
Americans may think they are a superpower before whose presence
the world trembles. But not the Russians.
Those Americans stupid enough to think that America’s
“superpower” insures its citizens from danger need to read the
total contempt shown for President Bush in Pravada:
Why don’t you shut up? In your statement on Monday regarding the
legitimate actions of the Russian Federation in Georgia, you
failed to mention the war crimes perpetrated by Georgian
military forces, which American advisors support, against
Russian and Ossetian civilians
Why don’t you shut up? Your faithful ally, Mikhail Saakashvili,
was announcing a ceasefire deal while his troops, with your
advisors, were massing on Ossetia’s border, which they crossed
under cover of night and destroyed Tskhinvali, targeting
civilian structures just like your forces did in Iraq.
Why don’t you shut up? Your American transport aircraft gave a
ride home to thousands of Georgian soldiers from Iraq directly
into the combat zone.
Why don’t you shut up? How do you account for the fact that
among the Georgian soldiers fleeing the fighting yesterday you
could clearly hear officers using American English giving orders
to “Get back inside” and how do you account for the fact that
there are reports of American soldiers among the Georgian
Why don’t you shut up? Do you really think anyone gives any
importance whatsoever to your words after 8 years of your
criminal and murderous regime and policies? Do you really
believe you have any moral ground whatsoever and do you really
imagine there is a single human being anywhere on this planet
who does not stick up his middle finger every time you appear on
a TV screen?
Do you really believe you have the right to give any opinion or
advice after Abu Ghraib? After Guantanamo? After the massacre of
hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens? After the torture by
Do you really believe you have any right to make a statement on
any point of international law after your trumped-up charges
against Iraq and the subsequent criminal invasion?
Why don’t you shut up? Suppose Russia for instance declares that
Georgia has weapons of mass destruction? And that Russia knows
where these WMD are, namely in Tblisi and Poti and north, south,
east and west of there? And that it must be true because there
is “magnificent foreign intelligence” such as satellite photos
of milk powder factories and baby cereals producing chemical
weapons and which are currently being “driven around the country
in vehicles”? Suppose Russia declares for instance that
“Saakashvili stiffed the world” and it is “time for regime
Nice and simple, isn’t it, President Bush?
“So, why don’t you shut up? Oh and by the way, send some more of
your military advisors to Georgia, they are doing a sterling
job. And they look all funny down the night sight, all green.”
The US is not a superpower. It is a bankrupt farce run by
imbeciles who were installed by stolen elections arranged by
Karl Rove and Diebold. It is a laughing stock, that ignorantly
affronts and attempts to bully an enormous country equipped with
tens of thousands of nuclear weapons.
A population that tolerates the insane Bush Regime and its
criminal neocon operatives has no claims to life on earth.
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