Grow More Audacious
07, 2014 "ICH"
If there were
any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy
make-believe world constructed out of their own
lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary
celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the
howlers issuing from these occasions are enough to
split your sides. Obama and his lap dog Cameron
described the Normandy landing on June 6, 1944, as
“the greatest liberation force that the world has
ever known” and took all the credit for the US and
Britain for the defeat of Hitler. No mention was
made of the Soviet Union and the Red Army,
which for three years prior to
the Normandy landing had been fighting and defeating
lost World War II at the Battle of Stalingrad, which
was fought from August 23, 1942 until February 2,
1943, when most of the remnants of the powerful
German Sixth Army surrendered, including 22
months previously the largest invasion force ever
assembled on planet earth invaded Russia across a
one thousand mile front. Three million
crack German troops; 7,500 artillery units, 19
panzer divisions with 3,000 tanks, and 2,500
aircraft rolled across Russia for 14 months.
1944, three years later, very little of this force
was left. The Red Army had chewed it up. When the
so-called “allies” (a term which apparently excludes
Russia) landed in France, there was little to resist
them. The best forces remaining to Hitler were on
the Russian front, which collapsed day by day as the
Red Army approached Berlin.
Army won the war with Germany. The Americans and the
British showed up after the Wehrmacht was exhausted
and in tatters and could offer little resistance.
Joseph Stalin believed that Washington and London
stayed out of the war until the last minute and left
Russia with the burden of defeating Germany.
and popular writers have, of course, buried the
facts. Americans have all sorts of movies, such as
“A Bridge Too Far,” that portray insignificant
events, however heroic, as turning points in the
war. Nevertheless, the facts are clear. The war was
won on the Eastern front by Russia. Hollywood’s
movies are fun, but they are nonsense.
again on the outs with “the world community,”
because Obama’s plan to seize Ukraine and to evict
Russia from its Black Sea base in Crimea has come a
cropper. Crimea has been a part of Russia for as
long as the US has existed. Khrushchev, a Ukrainian,
stuck Crimea into the Ukrainian Socialist Republic
in 1954 when Russia and Ukraine were part of the
Washington-imposed stooge government in Kiev
recently declared that it was abolishing the use of
the Russian language and arresting Ukrainians who
had dual Russian citizenship and began tearing down
Russian war memorials consecrated to the liberation
of Ukraine from the Nazis, the people in Crimea used
the ballot box to disassociate from Washington’s
stooge government in Kiev, first voting their
independence and then voting for reunification with
their mother country.
and the other G-7 countries following Washington’s
orders, described this Crimean act of
self-determination, which is exactly comparable to
the act of self-determination declared by Britain’s
American colonies, to be a case of “Russian invasion
and annexation.” Similar efforts to disassociate
from Kiev are underway in other former Russian
territories that today comprise eastern and southern
Ukraine. Washington has equated self-determination
in eastern and southern Ukraine with “terrorism” and
has encouraged its stooge in Kiev to use military
violence against protesting civilians. The reason
for branding separatists “terrorists” is to make it
OK to kill them.
extraordinary to any learned person that the
President of the United States and the titular heads
of state of the Western European countries would
publicly declare such blatant lies to the world. The
world has historians. The world has peoples whose
knowledge vastly exceeds that of the “mainstream
media,” a.k.a., the Ministry of Propaganda, or, as
Gerald Celente brands them, “the presstitutes.”
Whatever name we use, the Western media is a
collection of well paid whores. They lie for money,
dinner party invitations, and speaking invitations
with large honorariums and book contracts with large
They tried to recruit me.
narrowly Washington defines “the world community.”
The “world community” consists of the Group of 7.
That’s it. Seven countries make up the “world
community.” The “world community” consists of six
white countries and Washington’s puppet state of
Japan. The “world community” is the US, Canada,
Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan. The
other 190 countries are not part of Washington’s
“world community.” In the neocon doctrine, they are
not even part of humanity.
community” doesn’t have the population of single
excluded countries, such as China or India. I
haven’t done the calculation, but probably the land
mass of Russia itself exceeds the land mass of the
So, what is
this “world community?”
community” is the assemblage of US vassal states.
Britain, France, and Germany were important on the
20th century scene. Their histories are studied in
universities. The populations had a decent standard
of living, although not for all citizens. Their past
is the reason for their present importance.
these countries were propelled forward by history,
or by the history important to the West. Japan,
being an appendage of Washington, has tried to
become “western.” It is extraordinary how such a
proud, war-like people became nothing.
As I have
finally stopped laughing at the presumed non-role of
Russia in the defeat of Hitler, let’s return to the
G-7 meeting. The Big Happening of this meeting was
Russia’s exclusion and the shrinkage of the G-8 to
the first time in 17 years that Russia was not
allowed to participate in the meeting of which
Russia is a member. Why?
being punished. Russia is being isolated from the 7
countries that the White House Fool thinks
constitute “the world community.”
angry that his National Security Council and the
morons he appointed to the State Department and UN
were so poorly educated that they did not know that
much of the Ukraine consists of former Russian
provinces inhabited by Russians. These ignorant
Obama-appointed morons thought that they could grab
Crimea, evict Russia, and leave Russia without
access to the Mediterranean, thus unable to hold on
to its naval base in Tartus, Syria, the easier for
Washington to invade Syria.
been part of Russia since Russia completed the
reconquest from the Tartars. I remember the Tarter,
or Tater, ethnics from my visit to Tamerlane the
Great’s (Timur as he was also known) tomb in
Samarkand 53 years ago. Today Tamerlane’s city is
refurbished as a tourist site. 53 years ago it was a
desolate place in ruins, overgrown with trees
growing out of the tops of the minarets.
plan to seize Ukraine failed, like every one of his
other plans has failed, Washington’s spokesmen for
the vested private interests have seized on the
opportunity to demonize Putin and Russia and to
restart the Cold War. Obama and his Group of 7
puppets or vassals used the occasion to threaten
Russia with real sanctions, in place of the present
propaganda sanctions that have no effect. According
to Obama and his British lap dog, Putin must somehow
prevent the Russian populations of eastern and
southern Ukraine from protesting their subservience
to a neo-fascist government in Kiev backed by
Washington, or else.
supposed to embrace the Oligarch, a former minister
of the government that Washington overthrew, put in
office by a fake vote in which turnout was a small
percent of the population. Putin is supposed to kiss
this corrupt Oligarch on both cheeks, pay Ukraine’s
natural gas bills and forgive its debts. In
addition, Russia is supposed to repudiate the
Crimean people, evict them from their re-unity with
Russia and hand them over to the neo-Nazi Right
Sector to be eliminated as retribution for Russia’s
victory over Nazi Germany, for whom some Western
Ukrainians fought. In exchange, Washington and NATO
will put anti-ballistic missile bases on Ukraine’s
border with Russia in order to protect Europe from
nonexistent Iranian nuclear ICBMs.
supposed to be a win-win deal for Russia.
regime used its well-paid NGOs in Ukraine to
overthrow an elected, democratic government, a
government no more corrupt than those in Western or
Eastern Europe or Washington.
political morons who have England, France, Germany,
and Italy in their hands are wagging their fists at
Russia, warning of more, this time real, sanctions.
Do these morons really want their energy supplies
cut off? There is no prospect, despite the
propagandistic claims, of Washington supplying the
energy on which Germany industry depends and on
which Europeans depend so that they do not freeze in
on Russia will wreck Europe and have little, if any,
effect on Russia. Russia is already moving, with
China and the BRICS, outside the dollar payments
demand for dollars drops, the dollar’s exchange
value will drop. Initially, Washington will be able
to force its vassals to support the dollar, but
eventually this will become impossible.
White House Fool, the neoconized National Security
Council, the presstitute media, and subservient
Congress are doing is to support and uphold the
policies based on hubris and arrogance that are
leading the US into the abyss.
An abyss is
like a black hole. You don’t get out.
Washington’s lies are so blatant and transparent
that Washington is destroying its own credibility.
Consider the NSA spying. Documents released by
Snowden and Greenwald make it completely clear that
Washington spies not only on government leaders and
ordinary people but also on foreign businesses in
order to advance US commercial and financial
interests. That the US steals Chinese business
secrets is not in doubt. So what does Washington do?
Washington not only denies what the documents prove
but turns the charge around and indicts five Chinese
generals for spying on US corporations.
purpose of these indictments hyped by the US
attorney general is propaganda.The indictments are
otherwise totally meaningless, not merely false.
China is not about to turn over five Chinese
generals to the liars in Washington. For the
presstitute media the story is a way to move the
NSA’s spying out of the spotlight. China is
substituted for the NSA as the guilty party.
China, Brazil, Germany and every other country issue
arrest warrants for NSA’s top officials, for Obama,
and for the members of the congressional oversight
committee? Why do other countries always allow
Washington to control the explanation with
propaganda first strikes?
are very susceptible to propaganda. They seem to
have a special taste for it. Consider the hate
whipped up against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier
just released by the Taliban in a prisoner exchange
with the US. The hatred and bloodlust that the
presstitute media have whipped up against Bergdahl
has caused his hometown to cancel the celebration of
his release. The press engineered hatred of Bergdahl
has spilled over into threats against Hailey, Idaho.
What is the
basis for the attacks on Bergdahl? Apparently, the
answer is that Bergdahl, like pro-football star Pat
Tillman who turned down a $3.6 million contract to
join the Army Rangers and go to defend freedom in
Afghanistan, came down with a case of doubts about
the war. Originally Pat Tillman’s death was
attributed to his heroic action and enemy fire. Then
it emerged that Tillman was a victim of “friendly
fire.” Many concluded that he was murdered, because
the government did not want a sports hero speaking
out about the war. As Bergdahl is off the
battlefield, he has to be murdered in the press–like
Russia, China, Iran, Putin, Assad, Crimeans, and the
Russian-speaking population in Ukraine.
hate and the cultivation of hate is alive and well.
But not a single moral virtue is.
Paul 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. Roberts' latest books are
The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic
Dissolution of the West and
How America Was Lost.