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The Lies Grow More Audacious — Paul Craig Roberts
June 6, 2014 | Categories: Articles & Columns |
Tags: Bergdahl, G-7. Normandy, NSA, Ukraine, WWII, | Print This Article


The Lies Grow More Audacious

Paul Craig Roberts

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 doubts.

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 the Wehrmacht.

The Germans 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 generals.

Nineteen 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.

By June 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.

The Red 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.

Hollywood 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.

Russia is 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 same country.

When 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.

Washington, 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.

It is 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 advances.

I know. They tried to recruit me.

Notice how 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.

The “world 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 “world community.”

So, what is this “world community?”

The “world 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.

In effect, 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 G-7.

This was the first time in 17 years that Russia
was not allowed to participate in the meeting of which Russia is a member. Why?

Russia is being punished. Russia is being
isolated from the 7 countries that the White
House Fool thinks constitute “the world community.”

Obama is 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.

Crimea has 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.

As Obama’s 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.

Putin is 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.

This is supposed to be a win-win deal for Russia.

The Obama 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.

The 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 the winter.

Sanctions 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 mechanism.

As the 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.

What the 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.

The only 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.

Why doesn’t 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?

Americans 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
press­like Russia, China, Iran, Putin, Assad,
Crimeans, and the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine.

In America hate and the cultivation of hate is
alive and well. But not a single moral virtue is.


About Dr. Paul Craig RobertsPaul 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.

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