Washington Thinks You Are Stupid
By Paul Craig Roberts
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There’s the old saying that if the government fears the people,
there is liberty, but if the people fear the government there is
tyranny. The criminals in Washington not only do not fear us,
they do not respect us. Washington looks upon Americans as
Washington believes that it can tell the population anything and
the people will believe it. For example, the official line is
that the recession that began in December 2007 ended in June
2009. Many Americans believe this even thought they have not
personally experienced economic recovery. Indeed, they are
sinking further into poverty and near poverty.
And don’t forget those nonexistent weapons of mass destruction
that Saddam Hussein was alleged by Washington to possess. Or the
Gulf of Tonkin fake event when Washington claimed that its
warship was attacked by North Vietnam. Really, the list of
official lies is very long. Anyone who believes anything that
Washington says is too naive to be let out of the house alone.
But Americans believe the lies, because that is what they think
Relying on the proven gullibility of the bulk of the US
population, Washington claims to have uncovered an al Qaeda plot
to attack US embassies across North Africa and the Middle East.
To foil the plot, Washington closed 19 embassies for the past
week-end and for this week also.
Washington has not explained how closing the embassies foils the
plot. If al Qaeda wants to blow up the embassies, it can blow
them up whether they are open or closed.
If al Qaeda wants to kill the embassy personnel, they can kill
them at home or on the way to work or later in the embassies
when the alert passes.
I only check in with the presstitute media in order to ascertain
whether my current estimate of their prostitution for Washington
is accurate. Possibly I missed some expression of skepticism
about the latest terrorist threat. But I did hear NPR’s account.
Back in the Reagan years, NPR was an independent voice. Today it
is part of the presstitute media. NPR lies for Washington with
the best of them.
The US media has ignored the obvious fact that as soon as the
American population, Congress, and Washington’s puppet allies,
such as Germany, made an issue over the NSA’s clearly
unconstitutional and totally illegal universal spying, the Obama
regime pushed the Fear Button and hyped a new terror plot in
order to shut up critics and bring Congress and Germany back in
Washington proclaimed that a “threat” was discovered that al
Qaeda--an organization that Washington is using in Washington’s
effort to overthrow the Assad government in Syria and one that
is enriched by US military contracts to affiliated groups in
Afghanistan--was going to blow up US embassies in the Middle
East and North Africa. Washington did not explain why al Qaeda,
a recipient of Washington’s largess, was going to turn off the
money spigot by attacking US embassies.
I am surprised that bombs haven’t been set off in the embassies
in order to prove the value of the National Stasi Agency’s
spying, thereby shaming those in Congress and among the puppet
states in Europe who object to the spying.
Once you give a moment’s thought to Washington’s claim, you see
that Washington is proving its impotence by hyping such
non-existent threats. Officially, the US has been at war with al
Qaeda since October 7, 2001. The “superpower” has been battling
a few thousand lightly armed al Qaeda for almost 12 years, and
what is the result?
Despite Washington’s claims to have killed al Qaeda’s top
leaders, including Osama bin Laden himself, Washington has lost
the war. Al Qaeda has grown so powerful that it not only fights
in Syria, with Washington’s help, against Assad, but also has
prevented the US military from occupying Afghanistan. Moreover,
in addition to al Qaeda’s military success against the
“superpower” and the chaos that al Qaeda continues to produce in
Iraq, al Qaeda now is so powerful that it can shut down US
embassies all across the Middle East and North Africa. The
“threat” which was supposed to boost the NSA’s position actually
proves Washington’s powerlessness.
We an only pray that soon al Qaeda shuts down Washington itself.
Imagine the sense of American liberation if Washington simply
was shut down, or even better if Washington could be put under
Punjab’s magic blanket and disappeared. For the 99 percent, and
the rest of the world, Washington is nothing but an oppressor.
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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