Government’s Lies Become Truth
By Paul Craig Roberts
September 30, 2012 "Information
- In my last column, “A
Culture of Delusion,”
I wrote that “Americans live in a matrix of lies. Lies dominate
every policy discussion, every political decision.” This column
will use two top news stories, Iranian nukes and Julian Assange,
to illustrate how lies become “truth.”
The western Presstitute media uses every lie to demonize the
Iranian government. On September 28 in a fit of unmitigated
ignorance, the UK rag, Mail Online, called the president of Iran
a “dictator.” The Iranian presidency is an office filled by
popular election, and the authority of the office is subordinate
to the ayatollahs. Assange is demonized alternatively as a
rapist and a spy.
The western media and the US Congress comprise the two largest
whore houses in human history. One of their favorite lies is
that the Iranian president, Ahmadinejad, wants to kill all the
Watch this 6 minute, 42
second video of
Ahmadinejad’s meeting with Jewish religious leaders. Don’t be
put off by the title. Washington Blog is making a joke.
Last week the news was dominated by the non-existent but
virtually real Iranian nuclear weapons program. The Israeli
prime minister, Netanyahu, blatantly intervened in the US
presidential election, demanding that Obama specify the “red
line” for attacking Iran.
Netanyahu believes his maximum leverage over Obama, the
president of the “world’s only superpower,” is just prior to the
election. Israel cannot attack Iran on its own without the risk
of Israel’s destruction. But Netanyahu reasons that if he
attacks Iran the week before the US election, Obama will have to
join in or lose the Jewish vote for not supporting Israel in
states such as Florida, which has a large Jewish population and
many electoral votes. If the election is close, Netanyahu, a
person consumed by arrogance and hubris, might exercise his
threat and attack Iran, despite the opposition of former chiefs
of Israeli intelligence and military, the opposition party, and
a majority of the Israeli people.
In other words, the outcome of the “superpower’s” presidential
election might depend upon whether the sitting president of the
“superpower” is sufficiently obedient to the crazed Israeli
That the outcome of the US presidential election could depend
upon the agenda of the prime minister of a tiny country that
exists only because of US financial, military, and diplomatic
support, especially the UN veto, should disturb those Americans
who think that they are the “indispensable people.” How
indispensable are you when you have to do what the Israeli prime
The US media makes certain that this question never enters
american minds. Americans have been told that if Iran doesn’t
have nukes, it has a nuke weapons program. This is what the
politicians of both parties, the media, and the Israel Lobby
tell them. Americans are told this despite the facts that the
CIA and the National Intelligence Estimate stick to the
conclusion that Iran abandoned its flirtation with a nuclear
weapon in 2003 and the International Atomic Energy Agency
inspectors on the ground in Iran report no evidence of a nuclear
weapons program and no evidence of any diversion of enriched
uranium to a weapons program.
Moreover, what could Iran do with a nuclear weapon, other than
use it against an aggressor? Any offensive use would result in
Why do Americans believe Iran has nukes or is making nukes when
the CIA says they are not? The answer is that Netanyahu says so,
and the elected members of the US government in the House,
Senate, and White House are afraid to contradict the Israeli
prime minister, as are the American print and TV media. Some
“superpower” we are! The “indispensable people” have to grovel
in the dirt before Netanyahu. Americans are not even aware of
Iran, unlike Israel, signed the nuclear non-proliferation
treaty. Signatories to the treaty have the right to nuclear
energy. Nuclear energy requires a low level of enrichment, 5% or
less. The minute Iran announced a nuclear energy program, the
Israeli government and its prostitutes in Washington lied that
Iran was building a bomb. For exercising its legal rights under
the treaty, Iran has been painted as a rouge criminal state and
A nuclear weapon requires 95% enrichment. To get to 5% from
scratch and then to 95% is a long drawn out process. I think I
first started hearing Israeli government claims of an Iranian
nuke back in he 1990s of last century.
When Iran announced that, in view of the sanctions imposed by
the US, sanctions that affect medical supplies, Iran was going
to enrich uranium to 20% in order to supply itself with medical
isotopes, the Israeli allegations that this would lead to a bomb
resulted in Iran saying that the Iranian government was content
for France or some other country to supply their medical
isotopes and would not pursue enrichment beyond energy
requirements. The US and Russia were also mentioned as
According to the NY Times
September 29, 2011, “the Iranian president told the Washington
Post and later, in basically the same terms, the New York Times:
‘if you [the United States and Europe] give us uranium grade 20
percent now, we will stop production.'”
On Israel’s orders Washington vetoed the Iranian concession.
Solving the problem is not what the Israeli government wants.
The problem has to be kept alive so that it can be used to
foment an attack on Iran.
The Iranian nuke is one of those grand hoaxes, a lie designed to
hide the real agenda.
What is the real agenda?
The real agenda hiding behind the hysterical concern about an
Iranian nuke, is the rightwing Israeli government’s design on
the water resources of southern Lebanon.
Twice the Israeli government sent the Israeli army into southern
Lebanon to occupy and eventually annex the territory. And twice
Hizbollah defeated and drove out the vaunted Israeli army.
The few thousand Hizbollah fighters were able to defeat the
Israeli army, which is equipped and supplied by US taxpayers’
dollars while Americans are foreclosed out of their homes and
left unemployed as Washington applauds the offshoring of their
jobs, because Syria and Iran provide Hizbollah with financial
support and weapons that destroy Israeli tanks.
Syria, of course, is currently resisting its destruction by
Israel and its american puppet state. The overthrow of Syria
hasn’t gone well, because the Russians and Chinese didn’t go
along with it, like they stupidly did in Libya. But the far
rightwing Israeli government has concluded that with american
prestige involved in the overthrow of the Assad government in
Syria, the deed will be done.
That leaves Iran. The Israeli government knows that it cannot be
forthright and say that it wants Americans to go to war with
Iran so that Israel can steal southern Lebanon. But if fear over
nonexistent nukes can muster the Western populations to support
an attack on Iran, Iran can be eliminated as Hizbollah’s
supplier, and Israel can steal the water from Lebanon.
There is no discussion whatsoever of the real agenda anywhere in
the US print and TV media. I doubt there is any discussion
anywhere in Europe, which is a collection of american puppet
Will we get World War III for Christmas? Possibly, if the US
election is close as it approaches. If the election is too close
to call, Netanyahu might throw the dice and rely on Obama
following his lead. Iran will be attacked, and the consequences
Let’s turn to Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Like Iran, Assange
has been demonized, not on the basis of facts but on the basis
Washington, which poses as a purveyor of human rights, has been
mistreating if not torturing Bradley Manning since May 2010
without bringing him to trial in an effort to make Manning say
that he and Assange constitute a spy team working against the
Assange is a celebrity, because Wikileaks publishes the news
leaked to the organization that the Presstitute media
suppresses. While in Sweden, Assange was picked up by two
celebrity-hungry women who took him home to their beds. The
women later bragged of their conquests on social media, but
apparently when they found out that they were rivals, they
turned on the “two-timer” Assange and made charges. One claimed
that he had not used a condom as per her request, and the other
claimed that she had offered one helping but he had taken two.
Whatever the accusations, the Swedish prosecutorial office
investigated and dismissed the case.
Despite this known fact, the Western Presstitute media reports
that Assange is a fugitive evading rape charges by hiding in the
Ecuadoran Embassy in London. Even RT, an alternative media
voice, has fallen for this disinformation.
After Assange was cleared in Sweden, a female prosecutor has
tried to reopen the case. There is no evidence for her to bring
charges, so she demanded that England arrest Assange and
extradite him to Sweden to be questioned.
Normally, people are not subject to extradition for questioning.
Only people who have been formally charged are extradited. But
this detail wasn’t of interest to the Presstitute media or to
the British courts which ruled as Washington desired.
Opinions vary as to whether the female prosecutor who wants
Assange for questioning is an ideological feminist who believes
no heterosexual sex is legitimate or whether she is in the pay
of Washington. But experts agree that once Assange is in Sweden
he is certain to be turned over to Washington, which will demand
his extradition on trumped up charges. Extradition on trumped up
charges is difficult in England but easy in Sweden.
Assange offered to be questioned in London, but the female
prosecutor refused. Now the Ecuadoran Embassy is offering to
send Assange to the Ecuadoran Embassy in Sweden to be
questioned, but Washington, London, and the Swedish prosecutor
have refused. They want Assange without the protection of the
asylum that Ecuador has granted him.
Washington has how made this obvious. John Glaser
writing in Antiwar.com,
September 26, 2012, reports: “Newly declassified documents have
revealed that the US military designated WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange an enemy of the state, who can be killed or
detained without trial.” See
Assange is Washington’s enemy, because he let the truth get out.
WikiLeaks is a journalistic enterprise, not a spy enterprise. It
publishes information, some of which is leaked to it by
whistleblowers, just as the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the
New York Times. The information leaked to WikiLeaks has
embarrassed Washington, because it shows Washington to be
two-faced, a manipulator of other countries’ governments and
medias, and overflowing with mendacity.
In other words, Washington is not the light upon the hill but
the gates of Hell or Mordor.
Assange had best be careful. If he again speaks to supportive
crowds from a balcony of the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, he is
likely to be shot down by a CIA sniper.
Approved by Obama, of course. Or his successor.
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.
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