Beginning Without Washington’s Sanctimonious Mask
By Paul Craig Roberts
June 25, 2013
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It is hard to understand the fuss that Washington and its media
whores are making over Edward Snowden. We have known for a long
time that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying for
years without warrants on the communications of Americans and
people throughout the world. Photographs of the massive NSA
building in Utah built for the purpose of storing the
intercepted communications of the world have been published many
It is not clear to an ordinary person what Snowden has revealed
that William Binney and other whistleblowers have not already
revealed. Perhaps the difference is that Snowden has provided
documents that prove it, thereby negating Washington’s ability
to deny the facts with its usual lies.
Whatever the reason for Washington’s blather, it certainly is
not doing the US government any good. Far more interesting than
Snowden’s revelations is the decision by governments of other
countries to protect a truth-teller from the Stasi in
Hong Kong kept Snowden’s whereabouts secret so that an amerikan
black-op strike or a drone could not be sent to murder him. Hong
Kong told Washington that its extradition papers for Snowden
were not in order and permitted Snowden to leave for Moscow.
The Chinese government did not interfere with Snowden’s
The Russian government says it has no objection to Snowden
having a connecting flight in Moscow.
Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino responded to
Washington’s threats with a statement that the Ecuadorian
government puts human rights above Washington’s interests.
Foreign Minister Patino said that Snowden served humanity by
revealing that the Washington Stasi was violating the rights of
“every citizen in the world.” Snowden merely betrayed “some
elites that are in power in a certain country,” whereas
Washington betrayed the entire world.
With Hong Kong, China, Russia, Ecuador, and Cuba refusing to
obey the Stasi’s orders, Washington is flailing around making a
total fool of itself and its media prostitutes.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been issuing warnings hand
over fist. He has threatened Russia, China, Ecuador, and every
country that aids and abets Snowden’s escape from the Washington
Stasi. Those who don’t do Washington’s bidding, Kerry declared,
will suffer adverse impacts on their relationship with the US.
What a stupid thing for Kerry to say. Here is a guy who once was
for peace but who has been turned by NSA spying on his personal
affairs into an asset for the NSA. Try to realize the
extraordinary arrogance and hubris in Kerry’s threat that China,
Russia, and other countries will suffer bad relations with the
US. Kerry is saying that amerika doesn’t have to care whether
“the indispensable people” have bad relations with other
countries, but those countries have to be concerned if they have
bad relations with the “indispensable country.” What an arrogant
posture for the US government to present to the world.
Here we have a US Secretary of State lost in delusion along with
the rest of Washington. A country that is bankrupt, a country
that has allowed its corporations to destroy its economy by
moving the best jobs offshore, a country whose future is in the
hands of the printing press, a country that after eleven years
of combat has been unable to defeat a few thousand lightly armed
Taliban is now threatening Russia and China. God save us from
the utter fools who comprise our government.
The world is enjoying Washington’s humiliation at the hands of
Hong Kong. A mere city state gave Washington the bird. In its
official statement, Hong Kong shifted the focus from Snowden to
his message and asked the US government to explain its illegal
hacking of Hong Kong’s information systems.
China’s state newspaper, The People’s Daily, wrote: “The United
States has gone from a model of human rights to an eavesdropper
on personal privacy, the manipulator of the centralized power
over the international internet, and the mad invader of other
countries’ networks. . . The world will remember Edward Snowden.
It was his fearlessness that tore off Washington’s sanctimonious
China’s Global Times, a subsidiary of The People’s Daily,
accused Washington of attacking “a young idealist who has
exposed the sinister scandals of the US government.” Instead of
apologizing “Washington is showing off its muscle by attempting
to control the whole situation.”
China’s official Xinhua news agency reported that Snowden’s
revelations had placed “Washington in a really awkward
situation. They demonstrate that the United States, which has
long been trying to play innocent as a victim of cyber attacks,
has turned out to be the biggest villain in our age.”
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made it clear that
Russia’s sympathy is with Snowden, not with the amerikan Stasi
state. Human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin said that it was
unrealistic to expect the Russian government to violate law to
seize a transit passenger who had not entered Russia and was not
on Russian soil. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reported that Washington
is doing everything it can to shift attention away from
Snowden’s revelations that “show that the US has lied and has
been doing the same as they accuse China of doing.”
Ecuador says the traitor is Washington, not Snowden.
The stuck pig squeals from the NSA director--”Edward Snowden has
caused irreversible damage to US”--are matched by the obliging
squeals from members of the House and Senate, themselves victims
of the NSA spying, as was the Director of the CIA who was forced
to resign because of a love affair. The NSA is in position to
blackmail everyone in the House and Senate, in the White House
itself, in all the corporations, the universities, the media,
every organization at home and abroad, who has anything to hide.
You can tell who is being blackmailed by the intensity of the
squeals, such as those of Dianne Feinstein (D, CA) and Mike
Rogers (R, MI). With any luck, a patriot will leak what the NSA
has on Feinstein and Rogers, neither of whom could possibly
scrape any lower before the NSA.
The gangster government in Washington that has everything to
hide is now in NSA’s hands and will follow orders. The pretense
that amerika is a democracy responsible to the people has been
exposed. The US is run by and for the NSA. Congress and the
White House are NSA puppets.
Let’s quit calling the NSA the National Security Agency.
Clearly, NSA is a threat to the security of every person in the
entire world. Let’s call the NSA what it really is--the National
Stasi Agency, the largest collection of Gestapo in human
history. You can take for granted that every media whore, every
government prostitute, every ignorant flag-waver who declares
Snowden to be a traitor is either brainwashed or blackmailed.
They are the protectors of NSA tyranny. They are our enemies.
The world has been growing increasingly sick of Washington for a
long time. The bullying, the constant stream of lies, the
gratuitous wars and destruction have destroyed the image hyped
by Washington of the US as a “light unto the world.” The world
sees the US as a plague upon the world.
Following Snowden’s revelations, Germany’s most important
magazine, Der Spiegal, had the headline: “Obama’s Soft
Totalitarianism: Europe Must Protect Itself From America.” The
first sentence of the article asks: “Is Barack Obama a friend?
Revelations about his government’s vast spying program call that
into doubt. The European Union must protect the Continent from
America’s reach for omnipotence.”
Der Spiegal continues: “We are being watched. All the time and
everywhere. And it is the Americans who are doing the watching.
On Tuesday, the head of the largest and most all-encompassing
surveillance system ever invented is coming for a visit. If
Barack Obama is our friend then we really don’t need to be
terribly worried about our enemies.”
There is little doubt that German Interior Minister Hans Peter
Friedrich has lost his secrets to NSA spies. Friedrich rushed to
NSA’s defense, declaring: ”that’s not how you treat friends.” As
Der Spiegal made clear, the minister was not referring “to the
fact that our trans-Atlantic friends were spying on us. Rather,
he meant the criticism of that spying. Friedrich’s reaction is
only paradoxical on the surface and can be explained by looking
at geopolitical realities. The US is, for the time being, the
only global power--and as such it is the only truly sovereign
state in existence. All others are dependent--either as enemies
or allies. And because most prefer to be allies,
politicians--Germany’s included--prefer to grin and bear it.”
It is extraordinary that the most important publication in
Germany has acknowledged that the German government is
Washington’s puppet state.
Der Spiegel says: “German citizens should be able to expect that
their government will protect them from spying by foreign
governments. But the German interior minister says instead: ‘We
are grateful for the excellent cooperation with US secret
services.’ Friedrich didn't even try to cover up his own
incompetence on the surveillance issue. ‘Everything we know
about it, we have learned from the media,’ he said. The head of
the country's domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maassen,
was not any more enlightened. ‘I didn't know anything about it,’
he said. And Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
was also apparently in the dark. ‘These reports are extremely
unsettling,’ she said. With all due respect: These are the
people who are supposed to be protecting our rights? If it
wasn't so frightening, it would be absurd.”
For those moronic amerikans who say, “I’m not doing anything
wrong, I don’t care if they spy,” Der Spiegal writes that a
“monitored human being is not a free one.” We have reached
the point where we “free americans” have to learn from our
German puppets that we are not free.
Here, read it for yourself:
Present day Germany is a new country, flushed of its past by war
and defeat. Russia is also a new country that has emerged from
the ashes of an unrealistic ideology. Hope always resides with
those countries that have most experienced evil in government.
If Germany were to throw off its amerikan overlord and depart
NATO, amerikan power in Europe would collapse. If Germany and
Russia were to unite in defense of truth and human rights,
Europe and the world would have a new beginning.
A new beginning is desperately needed. Chris Floyd explains
precisely what is going on, which is something you will never
hear from the presstitutes. Read it while you still can:
There would be hope if Americans could throw off their
brainwashing, follow the lead of Debra Sweet and others, and
stand up for Edward Snowden and against the Stasi State.
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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