Paul Craig Roberts
An economist and a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as the "Father of Reaganomics". He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, among others. He has recently published How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds and is coauthor with Lawrence Stratton of The New Color Line and The Tyranny of Good Intentions.
The persistence of the big lies propagated by the Bush and Obama administrations is nothing short of dumbfounding. While all evidence shows that Osama bin Laden had nothing to do with September 11 and that he was not killed in Pakistan by Navy SEALs, the global ruling class continues to maintain such fasehoods. At what point will we finally open our eyes?
The White House Fool has repeatedly declared erroneously and foolishly that it is “against international law” for Crimea to exercise self-determination. Self-determination, as used by Washington, is a propaganda term that serves Washington’s empire but is not permissible for real people to exercise.
On March 6 Obama telephoned Putin to tell the Russian President again that only Washington has the right to interfere in Ukraine and to insist against all logic that only the “government” in (...)
According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor. It is Greece all over again.
This author has come to the conclusion "that Big Brother’s subjects in George Orwell’s 1984 are better informed than Americans." He believes "Americans have no idea why they have been at war in the Middle East, Asia and Africa for a decade. They don’t realize that their liberties have been supplanted by a Gestapo Police State. Few understand that hard economic times are here to stay."
Paul Craig Roberts zooms in on a modus operandi of false-flag and cover up operations stretching back to the Cold War period and the NATO/CIA-sponsored Operation Gladio with tentacles across Western Europe, but most famously in Italy. The bombings, which were blamed on communists to discredit them politically, were also used to create a climate of fear prompting the population to turn to the state for greater security, in an all-but-too-familiar present-day scenario.
According to this columnist, Iran cannot escape a fate similar to that of Iraq. The fiasco of the "green revolution", the recent display of Israeli military power in the Suez Canal and the increased muscle in Washington’s warnings to Iran, could be interpreted as symptoms that the stage is set for Iran’s destruction. Preconditioned by a perfectly orchestrated propaganda campaign, the west will simply take it in its stride, while Washington believes it can count on Moscow’s and Beijing’s neutrality. However, nothing could be less certain considering the rationale underlying Admiral’s Fallon’s resignation in March 2008.
As everybody was being distracted by the swine flu hysteria, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. As soon as it is approved by the Senate, it will serve as a mechanism to undermine free speech making it a crime, inter alia, for any American to criticize Israel’s colonialist policies and brutal treatment of Palestinians.
Is time running out for Iran?