If you Want to
go to Heaven, You had Better get Busy Overthrowing Syria
By Paul Craig Roberts
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The United States government has been at war for eleven years.
The US military destroyed Iraq, leaving the country and millions
of lives in ruins and releasing sectarian blood-letting that had
been kept in check by the secular Saddam Hussein government. On
any given day in “liberated” Iraq, the death toll is as high as
during the height of the US attempted occupation.
In Afghanistan eleven years of US attempted occupation has had
no more success than a decade of Soviet occupation. The Afghans
are still not worn down despite more than two decades of war
with the two superpowers. Like the Soviets, the Americans have
managed to kill many women, children, and village elders, but
precious few warriors. In place of the Soviet puppet government
there is Washington’s puppet government. That is the only
change, and Washington’s puppet is no more secure than the
Soviet one was.
In Libya, Washington used its corrupt NATO puppets and
CIA-recruited bandits to overthrow another stable government,
that of Muammar Gaddafi, leaving Libya mired in sectarian
violence. A stable prosperous country has simply been destroyed
by western governments that profess human rights values and
condemn China and Russia for not having any.
Washington has also been killing civilians with drones and air
strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, two countries with which
Washington is not at war but has purchased the governments,
paying the Pakistani and Yemeni governments for the right to
murder their citizens and destabilizing both countries in the
And now in Syria Washington is at work destroying another stable
secular government headed by a British trained eye doctor.
Washington’s eleven years of illegal aggression against Muslim
countries--war crimes according to the Nuremberg trials of
Nazis--have resulted in civilian deaths far in excess of
military casualties and in a domestic American police state that
has destroyed the rule of law and the constitutional protections
of US citizens. Washington and its presstitutes have emphasized
that these costs are necessary to save Americans from al-Qaeda
terrorists, none of whom have ever been apprehended in the
Having listened to the propaganda line pumped out by Washington
and its Ministry of Propaganda for eleven years, imagine my
astonishment when I saw two juxtaposed headlines: “Al-Nusra
pledges allegiance to al-Qaeda” (BBC) and “Move to Widen Help
for Syrian Rebels Gains Speed in West” (NY Times). Al-Nusra is
the main military component of the “Syrian rebels,” and it has
allied itself with our mortal enemy--Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda.
Wait a minute! Our government told us for eleven years that we
blew trillions of dollars on wars to protect Americans from
al-Qaeda, endangering Social Security, Medicare, the social
safety net, the dollar’s exchange value, the credit rating of
the US Treasury, and our civil liberties in order to save
America from al-Qaeda terrorists. So why is Washington now
supporting al-Qaeda’s overthrow of the secular, non-Islamist
government in Syria which has never ever done anything
whatsoever to Americans!?
The New York Times presstitutes, Michael R. Gordon and Mark
Landler, elevated the terrorist al-Qaeda organization to the
status of “the Syrian opposition.” At a lunch meeting hosted by
Washington’s puppet, British Foreign Secretary William Hague,
and US Secretary of State John Kerry, “the Syrian opposition,”
aka al-Qaeda, requested antiaircraft and antitank weapons. A
senior Washington official said: “Our assistance has been on an
upward trajectory, and the president (Obama) has directed his
national security team to identify additional measures so that
we can increase assistance.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a $123 million
“defense aid package” to “the Syrian opposition” that now
includes al-Qaeda. Washington had already sent $117 million in
“food and medical supplies” to “the Syrian opposition,” and
ordered its Middle Eastern puppets to send arms. Note the
Orwellian language: support for an outside terrorist force
seeking to destroy a government and a people is called a
“defense aid package.”
On April 11 the establishment French newspaper, Le Monde,
reported that the al-Nosra organization affiliated with al-Qaeda
is the dominant force in “the Syrian opposition,” not democratic
revolutionaries. Despite this fact, Washington’s puppets, France
and Britain, are pushing the European Union to send arms to the
al-Qaeda affiliated “Syrian opposition.” And Senator John McCain
wants US airstrikes on Syrian government forces with whom the US
is not at war, in order to provide air cover for al-Qaeda’s
takeover of Syria.
Meanwhile, the Islamist Shiites, whom the Americans left in
control of Iraq, have announced that they have joined the battle
against the American-supported al-Qaeda forces seeking to
So far at last count, the UN reports that the military attack on
Syria organized by Washington’s proxies has killed 70,000
people. But americans are preoccupied with the Boson Marathon
bombing, which killed 3.
Once again “the indispensable people” are bringing death and
destruction to an entire country in order to bring to the dead
“freedom and democracy.” No Syrian asked for this “liberation”
from his life.
Be a Proud American. We are doing our duty to our rightful
hegemony over the world and to Israel, which has purchased our
government. It is our right to be the hegemonic power on the
planet earth, and that includes the Mediterranean Sea. Therefore
it is Washington’s right to overthrow Syria in order to get rid
of the Russian naval base there. The Romans would never have put
up with a foreign power having a naval base in the
Mediterranean, and we can do no less, unless we are some kind of
pansy state afraid of our own shadow. The Mediterranean was mare
nostrum--our sea--for the Romans. Now it is our sea, and by god
we are going to claim it by overthrowing Syria.
Israel, of course, was given the rights to “Greater Israel” by
God himself--who am I to question the Christian Zionist
preachers who are growing fat on Israeli money--and part of
“Greater Israel” is the river in southern Lebanon that supplies
Hizbollah, provisioned by Syria and Iran has prevented Israel
from confiscating southern Lebanon in order to acquire the water
rights that God gave them. Therefore, to fulfill our obligations
as Israel’s puppet, we are required to destroy both Syria and
Iran so that Hizbollah is isolated and out of the way and
“Greater Israel” can be created.
The Christian Zionist churches in the US repeat this message
every Sunday. If you don’t believe it, you are some kind of
anti-american anti-semite and should be exterminated. Or you
could be a despicable Muslim terrorist to be waterboarded into
confession. Homeland Security will make short work of you just
like they did to those Russian Muslim terrorists in Boston who
tried to blow up the Marathon race.
I mean, really, how can we indispensable people bring freedom
and democracy to the world if the Russians have a naval base in
our sea? How can we project strength if we project such weakness
by permitting a foreign power’s presence in our exclusive sphere
of influence many thousands of miles away from our borders.
Don’t forget, America’s borders are the world’s borders. It says
so in our song--”From sea to shining sea.” Don’t forget it.
Of course, we don’t want to go head-to-head with another well
armed nuclear military power, but the way around that is to
demonize the Syrian government and Russia for supporting an eye
doctor who is “a brutal dictator” who is resisting an Islamist
al-Qaeda takeover of Syria financed by Washington. Our masters
in Washington can use the UN and all our well-paid puppet states
to pressure the Russians to shut up and get out of our way. I
mean, really, does Putin want all those Russian NGOs that we
finance to bring their operatives out onto the streets in Moscow
and bring down his government? I mean, really, who does Putin
think he is standing up to our god-given hegemony over the
world, much less Israel’s god-given hegemony over the Middle
East? I mean, Putin is in for it, and so are those goddamn
Chinese. I mean, really, who do they think they are? Americans?
Don’t those Chinks know about our control of the Pacific? I
mean, really, are they out to lunch?
And, I mean, really, how can all us get to heaven if we don’t do
God’s will and deliver the Middle East to Israel as Israel says
the scriptures require. I mean, really, do you want to oppose
God and burn in hell? Instead of all those virgins Muslims
promise you, you will be devoured by fire. You better get on the
right side before you die.
I mean, really, who wants this fate. We had better get rid of
Syria sooner than ordered.
If we don’t do what Israel tells us God requires, we are
finished. That’s for sure.
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. His
The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution
of the West is now available.
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