There May Be Many Mushroom Clouds In Our Future
By Paul Craig Roberts
The success of the Bush Regime’s propaganda, lies, and deception
with gullible and inattentive Americans since 9/11 has made it
difficult for intelligent, aware people to be optimistic about
the future of the United States. For almost 8 years the US media
has served as Ministry of Propaganda for a war criminal regime.
Americans incapable of thinking for themselves, reading between
the lines, or accessing foreign media on the Internet have been
As the Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, said, it is easy to
deceive a people. You just tell them they have been attacked and
wave the flag.
It certainly worked with Americans.
The gullibility and unconcern of the American people has had
many victims. There are 1.25 million dead Iraqis. There are 4
million displaced Iraqis. No one knows how many are maimed and
Iraq is in ruins, its infrastructure destroyed by American
bombs, missiles, and helicopter gunships.
We do not know the death toll in Afghanistan, but even the
American puppet regime protests the repeated killings of women
and children by US and NATO troops.
We don’t know what the death toll would be in Iran if Darth
Cheney and the neocons succeed in their plot with Israel to bomb
Iran, perhaps with nuclear weapons.
What we do know is that all this murder and destruction has no
justification and is evil. It is the work of evil men who have
no qualms about lying and deceiving in order to kill innocent
people to achieve their undeclared agenda.
That such evil people have control over the United States
government and media damns the American public for eternity.
America will never recover from the shame and dishonor heaped
upon her by the neoconned Bush Regime.
The success of the neocon propaganda has been so great that the
opposition party has not lifted a finger to rein in the Bush
Regime’s criminal actions. Even Obama, who promises “change” is
too intimidated by the neocon’s success in brainwashing the
American population to do what his supporters hoped he would do
and lead us out of the shame in which the neoconned Bush Regime
has imprisoned us.
This about sums up the pessimistic state in which I existed
prior to the go-ahead given by the Bush Regime to its puppet in
Georgia to ethnically cleanse South Ossetia of Russians in order
to defuse the separatist movement. The American media, aka, the
Ministry of Lies and Deceit, again accommodated the criminal
Bush Regime and proclaimed “Russian invasion” to cover up the
ethnic cleansing of Russians in South Ossetia by the Georgian
Only this time, the rest of the world didn’t buy it. The many
years of lies--9/11, Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda
connections, yellowcake, anthrax attack, Iranian nukes, “the
United States doesn’t torture,” the bombings of weddings,
funerals, and children’s soccer games, Abu Ghraib, renditions,
Guantanamo, various fabricated “terrorist plots,” the determined
assault on civil liberties--have taken their toll on American
credibility. No one outside America any longer believes the US
media or the US government.
The rest of the world reported the facts--an assault on Russian
civilians by American and Israeli trained and equipped Georgian
The Bush Regime, overcome by hubris, expected Russia to accept
this act of American hegemony. But the Russians did not, and the
Georgian military was sent fleeing for its life.
The neoconned Republican response to the Russian failure to
follow the script and to be intimidated by the “unipower” was so
imbecilic that it shattered the brainwashing to which Americans
McCain declared: “In the 21st century nations don’t invade other
nations.” Imagine the laughs Jon Stewart will get out of this on
the Daily Show. In the early years of the 21st century the
United States has already invaded two countries and has been
beating the drums for attacking a third. President Bush, the
chief invader of the 21st century, echoed McCain’s claim that
nations don’t invade other nations.
This dissonant claim shocked even brainwashed Americans, as
readers’ emails reveal. If in the 21st century countries don’t
invade other countries, what is Bush doing in Iraq and
Afghanistan, and what are the naval armadas and propaganda
arrayed against Iran about?
Have two of the worst warmongers of modern times--Bush and
McCain--called off the US/Israeli attack on Iran? If McCain is
elected president, is he going to pull US troops out of Iraq and
Afghanistan as “nations don’t invade other nations,” or is
President Bush going to beat him to it?
We all know the answer.
The two stooges are astonished that the Americans have taught
hegemony to Russians, who were previously operating, naively
perhaps, on the basis of good will.
Suddenly the Western Europeans have realized that being allied
with the United States is like holding a tiger by the tail. No
European country wants to be hurled into war with Russia.
Germany, France, and Italy must be thanking God they blocked
Georgia’s membership in NATO.
The Ukraine, where a sick nationalism has taken hold funded by
the neocon National Endowment for Democracy, will be the next
conflict between American pretensions and Russia. Russia is
being taught by the neocons that freeing the constituent parts
of its empire has not resulted in their independence but in
their absorption into the American Empire.
Unless enough Americans can overcome their brainwashed state and
the rigged Diebold voting machines, turn out the imbecilic
Republicans and hold the neoconservatives accountable for their
crimes against humanity, a crazed neocon US government will
provoke nuclear war with Russia.
The neoconservatives represent the greatest danger ever faced by
the United States and the world. Humanity has no greater enemy.
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