Delusional America — Paul Craig Roberts

Delusional America Paul Craig Roberts Robert Parry is one of my favorite columnists. He is truthful, has a sense of justice, and delivers a firm punch. He used to be a “mainstream journalist,” like me, but we were too truthful for them. They kicked us out. I can’t say Parry has always been one of my favorite journalists. During the…

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The Police State Is Upon Us — Paul Craig Roberts

The Police State Is Upon Us Paul Craig Roberts Anyone paying attention knows that 9/11 has been used to create a police/warfare state. Years ago NSA official William Binney warned Americans about the universal spying by the National Security Agency, to little effect. Recently Edward Snowden proved the all-inclusive NSA spying by releasing spy documents, enough of which have been…

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The Spartan Resurrection in Greece — Paul Craig Roberts

King World News’ Picture Version of this Column Is Available Here: http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-new-greek-government-rebellious-spartan-300-resurrected/ The Spartan Resurrection in Greece Paul Craig Roberts Having just written that Greece needs Spartans in order to prevail over its creditors and the EU, the new Greek government is showing signs of being Spartans. Listen to these words from Greece’s new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras: “We should…

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Is Democracy Dead In The West? — Paul Craig Roberts

For dramatic photo illustration of this article, go to: http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-eu-banksters-threaten-defy-us-will-destroy/ Is Democracy Dead In The West? Paul Craig Roberts We will find out the answer to the question posed in the title in the outcome of the contest between the new Greek government, formed by the political party Syriza, and the ECB and the private banks, with whose interests the…

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Russia In The Cross Hairs — Paul Craig Roberts

Russia In The Cross Hairs Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s attack on Russia has moved beyond the boundary of the absurd into the realm of insanity. The New Chief of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, has declared the Russian news service, RT, which broadcasts in multiple languages, to be a terrorist organization equivalent to Boko Haram and the…

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It Is Time For Iran To Tell The West ‘Goodbye’ — Paul Craig Roberts

It Is Time For Iran To Tell The West ‘Goodbye’ Paul Craig Roberts From all appearances, the Obama regime’s negotiations with Iran, overseen by Russia, were on the verge of ending the contrived nuclear issue. An end to the confrontation is unacceptable to the Zionist Israeli government and to their neocon agents in America. The Republicans, a political party owned…

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Freedom, Where Are You? Not in America or Europe — PCR

Freedom, Where Are You? Not in America or Europe Paul Craig Roberts When the former Goldman Sachs executive who runs the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that he was going to print 720 billion euros annually with which to purchase bad debts from the politically connected big banks, the euro sank and the stock market and Swiss franc shot up.…

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Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security — Paul Craig Roberts

Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security Paul Craig Roberts Puzzled by the title? It will all come clear. Europeans have written to me with more information that raises questions about the Charlie Hebdo affair. Some point out the strange emptiness of the street on which the professional killers depart. Others point out the film has hallmarks of orchestration…

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Law Has Been Murdered — Paul Craig Roberts

Law Has Been Murdered Paul Craig Roberts Barrett Brown, Kathy Kelly, and Bonny Mahoney are the kind of people who are imprisoned in America. It is not the perjurers and liars, the torturers, war criminals and mass murderers. It is the good people who peacefully protest the crimes of those who control the US government and its policies. Since around…

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Martin Luther King: An American Hero — Paul Craig Roberts

Martin Luther King: An American Hero Where is his replacement? Paul Craig Roberts Today (January 19) is Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday. King was an American civil rights leader who was assassinated 47 years ago on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. James Earl Ray was blamed for the murder. Initially, Ray admitted the murder, apparently…

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Charlie Hebdo: Report from Europe

Charlie Hebdo: Report from Europe Paul Craig Roberts Note: The first video has the most visual information. Here is a video of the execution of Amedy Coulibaly. It is a German website with the actual live French video of the police assault on the deli. There are three videos. The first one repeatedly shows Coulibaly with tied hands containing no…

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Charlie Hebdo Update — Paul Craig Roberts

Charlie Hebdo Update Paul Craig Roberts Readers, with the exception of neoconservative William Kristol, appreciated the questions I raised about the Charlie Hebdo affair. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/01/13/charlie-hebdo-paul-craig-roberts/ Europeans sent me videos and news reports from Europe. One video compares the car in which the killers escaped with the car in which the ID of one of the accused brothers was allegedly found…

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Ruin Is Our Future — Paul Craig Roberts

Ruin Is Our Future Paul Craig Roberts Neoconservatives arrayed in their Washington offices are congratulating themselves on their success in using the Charlie Hebdo affair to reunite Europe with Washington’s foreign policy. No more French votes with the Palestinians against the Washington-Israeli position. No more growing European sympathy with the Palestinians. No more growing European opposition to launching new wars…

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Charlie Hebdo — Paul Craig Roberts

Charlie Hebdo Paul Craig Roberts The Charlie Hebdo affair has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation. The attack on the cartoonists’ office was a disciplined professional attack of the kind associated with highly trained special forces; yet the suspects who were later corralled and killed seemed bumbling and unprofessional. It is like two different sets of people.…

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The Police Threat Is Too High

The Police Threat Is Too High Paul Craig Roberts The hypocrisy of American police is beginning to bother even law and order conservatives. The New York Police Department is rivaling the black community in Ferguson in keeping alive the murders of their community members. We are constantly reminded of how dangerous it is to be a police officer. A total…

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The December 2014 Payroll Jobs Report — Paul Craig Roberts

The December 2014 Payroll Jobs Report Paul Craig Roberts January 9. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that a quarter of a million new jobs were created in December. The reported new jobs are concentrated in construction (48,000), professional and business services (52,000), health care and social assistance (43,700), and waitresses and bartenders (43,600) . The construction jobs are in…

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Charlie Hebdo and Tsarnaev’s Trial: Cui bono?

Charlie Hebdo and Tsarnaev’s Trial: Cui bono? Paul Craig Roberts UPDATE: Well known writers Thierry Meyssan and Kevin Barrett see the “terrorist” attach on Charlie Hebdo as a false flag attack. See http://www.voltairenet.org/article186441.html and http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/10/392426/Planted-ID-card-exposes-Paris-false-flag Update: According to news reports, one of the accused in the attack on Charlie Hebdo when hearing that he was being sought for the crime…

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The Outlook for the New Year — Paul Craig Roberts

The Outlook for the New Year Dear Readers: The conflict that Washington has initiated between the West and Russia/China is reckless and irresponsible. Nuclear war could be the outcome. Indeed, Washington has been preparing for nuclear war since the George W. Bush regime. Washington has revised US war doctrine in order to initiate conflict with a first strike nuclear attack.…

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Magic Growth Numbers — Paul Craig Roberts

Magic Growth Numbers From The Government Paul Craig Roberts Everyone wants good news, so the government makes it up. The latest fiction is that US real GDP grew 4.6% in the second quarter and 5% in the third. Where did this growth come from? Not from rising real consumer incomes. Not from rising consumer credit. Not from rising real retail…

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Christmas Column

Christmas Column, December 24, 2014 Dear Readers, thank you for your support in 2014. Although you have kept me working yet another year past retirement age, I find it encouraging that there are some Americans who can think independently and who want to know. As Margaret Mead said, it only takes a few determined people to change the world. Perhaps…

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The Lawless Manipulation of Bullion Markets by Public Authorities — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

The Lawless Manipulation of Bullion Markets by Public Authorities Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler Note: In this article the times given are Eastern Standard Time. The software that generated the graph uses Mountain Standard Time. Therefore, read the x-axis two hours later than the axis indicates. The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents are actively using uncovered futures…

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Regime Change In Cuba — Paul Craig Roberts

Letter from a reader: I wish I could visit Cuba while it’s still Cuba, even though poor they have better medical care than the US. The first thing that will happen when the US starts doing business, the old cars will disappear. The streets will be one big traffic jam and the hand pulled carts gone. The Cuban food will…

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Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue?

Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue? Financial Imperialists Attack Russia Paul Craig Roberts A dangerous new trend is the successful manipulation of the financial markets by the Federal Reserve, other central banks, private banks, and the US Treasury. The Federal Reserve reduced real interest rates on US government debt obligations first to zero and then pushed…

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How Change Is Stymied — Paul Craig Roberts

How Change Is Stymied Paul Craig Roberts The gangsters who run the US financial system have determined opponents. Among them are Elizabeth Warren, Nomi Prins, Pam and Russ Martens, Michael Hudson, and David Stockman. I have often expressed my admiration for Warren, Prins, Martens, and Hudson. In his latest column, David Stockman has earned my admiration and forgiveness. I say…

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On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse — Paul Craig Roberts

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse Paul Craig Roberts On occasion a reader will ask if I can give readers some good news. The answer is: not unless I lie to you like “your” government and the mainstream media do. If you want faked “good news,” you need to retreat into The Matrix. In exchange for less stress…

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The CIA’s Torture Program

Dear Readers: This is my quarterly request for donations. I need to hear from you. The CIA’s Torture Program Paul Craig Roberts UPDATE: Congress fails to hold executive branch accountable for its massive violations of human rights as documented in the released summary of the CIA Torture Report, but passes sanctions on Venezuela for “human rights violations.” http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/11/cia-chief-slams-release-of-torture-report-summary/print/ and http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/11/congress-passes-bill-to-sanction-venezuela/…

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Another Fabricated Jobs Report — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Friends, Everything we hear from the US government, the puppet governments of its vassal states, and the presstitute media is a lie. Truth is the declared enemy of the West. Those who try to tell the truth do so at cost to themselves. These costs can range from exclusion and slander to watch lists to prosecution and imprisonment. Brave…

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Russia Has Western Enemies, Not Partners — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Friends: This is my quarterly request for your support. This is your site. It will continue as long as you support it. PCR Russia Has Western Enemies, Not Partners Paul Craig Roberts The US House of Representatives has joined Hillary Clinton, Obama, the neoconservatives, Washington’s vassals, and the American and European presstitutes in demonizing Russia and President Putin. The…

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Thinking Is An Expensive Occupation — Paul Craig Roberts

Thinking Is An Expensive Occupation Paul Craig Roberts Dear Readers, this is my quarterly request for donations. This is your site, and it will continue as long as you support it. Raising unsettling questions and providing disturbing explanations seldom meet with accolades. For example, Guy McPherson is a University of Arizona scientist who has been studying human disruption of the…

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US Resorts to Illegality to Protect Failed Policies — Paul Craig Roberts & Dave Kranzler

US resorts to Illegality To Protect Failed Policies Paul Craig Roberts & Dave Kranzler In a blatant and massive market intervention, the price of gold was smashed on Friday. Right after the Comex opened on Friday morning 7,008 paper gold contracts representing 20 tonnes of gold were dumped in the New York Comex futures market at 8:50 a.m. EST. At…

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Ferguson Reexamined — Paul Craig Roberts

Ferguson Reexamined Paul Craig Roberts Few, if any, of the correct questions were asked in the grand jury hearing to decide whether policeman Darren Wilson would be indicted for killing Michael Brown. The most important unexamined question is whether police are trained to use force immediately as a first resort before they assess a situation or determine if they are…

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Ferguson: The Safety of Citizens is Lost with The Unaccountability of Police — Paul Craig Roberts

Ferguson: The Safety of Citizens is Lost with The Unaccountability of Police Paul Craig Roberts Events in Ferguson unfolded as most aware Americans thought they would. A white prosecutor guided a grand jury to the decision that the white policeman who shot and killed a young black male had just cause and committed no crime. The black majority but politically…

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Concern for the Poor Got Him Destroyed — Paul Craig Roberts

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Concern for the Poor Got Him Destroyed Paul Craig Roberts “The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution of wealth and incomes…Not everyone will agree with the entirety of this statement. But what we have learnt over time is that unemployment…

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What Americans Celebrate On Thanksgiving Day — Paul Craig Roberts

What Americans Celebrate On Thanksgiving Day Paul Craig Roberts When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they don’t know what they are celebrating. In American folklore, Thanksgiving is a holiday that originated in 1621 with the Pilgrims celebrating a good harvest. Some historians say that this event is poorly documented, and others believe that the Thanksgiving tradition travelled to the New World with…

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Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means — Paul Craig Roberts

Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means Paul Craig Roberts In a few days the Swiss people will go to the polls to decide whether the Swiss central bank is to be required to hold 20% of its reserves in the form of gold. Polls show that the gold requirement is favored by the less well off and opposed by…

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Opening the Gates to World War III — Paul Craig Roberts

Opening the Gates to World War III Paul Craig Roberts “The US wants to subdue Russia, to solve US problems at Russia’s expense. No one in history ever managed to do this to Russia, and no one ever will.” Vladimir Putin, November 17, 2014. According to news reports, Washington has decided to arm Ukraine for renewed military assault on Russian…

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All-Out War In Ukraine: NATO’s ‘Final Offensive’

Washington’s Reckless Demonization Of Russia — Paul Craig Roberts If Professor Petras’ account of the developing war scenario in Ukraine is correct, it would seem that the Russian government has underestimated Washington’s mendacity and overestimated European independence and sense of survival. There is little doubt that hubris has made Washington insane. But it is difficult to account for Europe’s insanity.…

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PCR interviewed by Russia and Italy

PCR interviewed for English broadcast of Russia’s pravda.ru/world http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/20-11-2014/129091-interview_paul_craig_roberts-0/ and for italy http://www.remocontro.it/2014/11/20/fu-accanto-a-reagan-ora-prevede-guerre-e-declino-americano/ Interview with Paul Craig Roberts   I recently had the chance to interview Paul Craig Roberts. I remember briefly, for the uninitiated, that Dr. Roberts was a senior official of the US government, economic advisor to the President during the first term of Ronald Reagan. It is…

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The Siege of Julian Assange Is A Farce — John Pilger

The siege of Julian Assange is a farce – a special investigation by John Pilger John Pilger is one of the most distinguished investigative reporters and documentary film makers. For many decades he has exposed the extraordinary crimes of the Anglo-American-Israeli governments and the complicit media that covers up the crimes. In the article below he documents the illegal harassment…

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The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War — Paul Craig Roberts

The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War Paul Craig Roberts Glenn Greenwald has revealed that Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate of the banksters and warmongers. https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/14/despite-cynicism-genuine-excitement-hillary-clinton-candidacy/ Pam and Russ Martens note that Elizabeth Warren is the populist alternative. http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/10/hillary-clintons-continuity-government-versus-elizabeth-warrens-voice-for-change/ I doubt that a politician who represents the people can acquire the campaign funds needed to…

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A Global House Of Cards — Paul Craig Roberts

A Global House Of Cards Paul Craig Roberts As most Americans, if not the financial media, are aware, Quantitative Easing (a euphemism for printing money) has failed to bring back the US economy. So why has Japan adopted the policy? Since the heavy duty money printing began in 2013, the Japanese yen has fallen 35% against the US dollar, a…

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The Prospect of Nuclear War — Paul Craig Roberts

The Prospect of Nuclear War Paul Craig Roberts Most Americans live in their myths, and these myths are immune to facts. Some Americans become angry when confronted with information inconsistent with their preconceptions. I began learning this back in the newsprint era from letters, and the lesson has continued from emails and comment sections on websites. Postal letters and emails…

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More Lies from “Our” Government: The Latest Jobs Report

More Lies from “Our” Government: The Latest Jobs Report Paul Craig Roberts Just as the German media has destroyed its credibility with lies, the US government is consistently destroying Washington’s credibility both with its own citizens and the rest of the world. Russia and China, the other two significant nuclear powers, no longer believe anything Washington says or any agreement…

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An African Story — Paul Craig Roberts

UPDATE: Readers are asking if this is a news story. The answer is no. It is fiction that I wrote. However, I have learned that Nick Brandt has set up an anti-poaching operation in Africa. Go to this URL and scroll down to read about it. It is deserving of your support. I think sales of his book of African…

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Another Fake Bin Laden Story — Paul Craig Roberts

Another Fake Bin Laden Story Paul Craig Roberts RT, one of my favorite news sources, has fallen for a fake story put out by the Pentagon to support the fantasy story that a SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, who died a second time in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a decade after his first death from illness and disease. http://rt.com/usa/202895-navy-seal-shot-binladen/ This fake…

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American Financial Markets Have No Relationship To Reality — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

UPDATE: Nov. 7, 2014 The demand for bullion coins has forced the Canadian Mint to put silver Maple Leafs on allocation order, which is a form of rationing. The 40% fall in the price of silver in the last four months has not resulted in a 40% fall in the price of the coins. The premium on the coins has…

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Presidential Crimes: Then And Now — Paul Craig Roberts

UPDATE: Pat Buchanan who was in the White House with both Nixon and Reagan wrote to me in response to this column: “Craig, you are dead on in what you write about both Nixon and Reagan and what they sought in their presidencies. Reagan often talked of those “godawful weapons,” meaning nukes. I was at Reykjavik with him, and was…

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Dysfunctional America — Paul Craig Roberts

Dysfunctional America Paul Craig Roberts If you require more evidence that the United States is a dysfunctional society, observe American elections. Election season is slander season. Each party’s attack teams focus on misrepresenting, defaming, and ridiculing the opposing party’s candidates. Attack ads have replaced debates and any discussion of what the issues are, or should be, and how candidates perceive…

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The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right — Paul Craig Roberts

The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right Paul Craig Roberts The federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia. General Gary Volesky said the troops would “stamp out” ebola. The official story is that combat troops are being sent to build treatment structures for those infected with ebola. Why combat troops? Why not send…

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Vladimir Putin Is The Leader Of the Moral World — Paul Craig Roberts

Vladimir Putin Is The Leader Of the Moral World Paul Craig Roberts Dear Friends, Vladimir Putin’s remarks at the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club are worth more than a link in my latest column. These are the remarks of a humanitarian political leader, the like of which the world has not seen in my lifetime. Compare Putin…

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