Putin Calls Out Washington
By Paul Craig Roberts
“We can no longer tolerate the
state of affairs in the world.” President Vladimir Putin
October 02, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - Last Wednesday (28 Sept
2015) the world saw the difference between Russia and Washington.
Putin’s approach is truth-based; Obama’s is vain boasts and lies,
and Obama is running out of lies.
By telling the truth at a time of universal
deceit, Putin committed a revolutionary act. Referring to the
slaughter, destruction, and chaos that Washington has brought to the
Middle East, North Africa, and Ukraine, and the extreme jihadist
forces that have been unleashed, Putin asked Washington:
“Do you realize what you have done?”
Putin’s question reminds me of the question Joseph
Welch asked witch-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy: “Have you no
sense of decency?” Welch’s question is attributed with initiating
the decline of McCarthy’s career.
Perhaps Putin’s question will have the same impact
and bring the reign of “American Exceptionalism” to an end.
If so, Putin has launched a revolution that will
overthrow the world’s subservience to Washington.
Putin stresses the legality of Russia’s
intervention in Syria, which is at the request of the Syrian
government. He contrasts Russia’s respect for international law with
the intervention in Syria of Washington and France, governments that
are violating Syria’s sovereignty with unrequested and illegal
The world sees that it is Washington and its
vassals who “violate international norms” and not Russia.
The sanctimonious self-righteousness, behind which
hides Washington’s self-serving unilateral actions, is revealed for
all to see.
Washington relies on its arsenal of lies.
Washington’s media-based disinformation apparatus was too hot to
trot. Just as the BBC’s TV reporter announced the premature
destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 with the building
clearly still standing in the background, Washington’s lie service
announced the first civilian casualties of Russian air strikes “even
before our planes got in the air,” noted President Putin in his
comments on Washington’s disinformation warfare.
As a consequence of their subservience to
Washington, the puppet states of Europe are being overrun by
refugees from Washington’s wars that Europe so mindlessly enabled.
As the cost of being Washington’s vassals comes home to Europeans,
the standings of European political parties will be affected. New
parties and ruling coalitions are likely to follow more independent
paths in order to protect themselves from the costs of the enormous
mistakes that flow from Washington’s arrogance and hubris.
The breakup of the Empire is on the horizon.
Dr. 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
How America Was Lost.