Trump vs. Hillary: A Summation — Paul Craig Roberts

Note: I just heard a NPR report that young people were deserting the Republican Party, had turned leftwing and were flocking to Hillary. So now in America the leftwing candidate is a warmonger and agent of Wall Street! Amazing. Trump vs. Hillary: A Summation Paul Craig Roberts The US presidential election this November will tell whether a majority of the…

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Hats Off To Mother Jones — Paul Craig Roberts

Hats Off To Mother Jones Paul Craig Roberts How many Americans know that America has privatized prisons, the shares of which are listed on stock exchanges? Free market ideologues provided cover for corrupt Republican politicians to divert taxpayers’ hard-earned money to favored political insiders with the false claim that prisons run by private owners are more cost effective. A Mother…

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The Genocide of a Land — Paul Craig Roberts

The Genocide of a Land Paul Craig Roberts In our days of darkness, spreading ignorance, and absence of serious debate in public forums, we can take hope from the fact that some scholars still produce serious and informative books on the most critical issues of our time. If in the future policymakers again seek the guidance of truth, they will…

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Can Russia Survive Washington’s Challenge? — Paul Craig Roberts

Can Russia Survive Washington’s Challenge? Paul Craig Roberts News services abroad ask me if President Erdogan of Turkey will, as a result of the coup attempt, realign Turkey with Russia. At this time, there is not enough information for me to answer. Speculation in advance of information is not my forte. Moreover, I do not know if it is true…

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The Aleppo Poster Child — Paul Craig Roberts

The Aleppo Poster Child Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s media presstitutes are using the image of the child to bring pressure on Russia to stop the Syrian army from retaking Alleppo. http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/17/world/syria-little-boy-airstrike-victim/ Washington wants its so-called moderate rebels to retain Alleppo so that Washington can split Syria in two, thereby keeping a permanent pressure against President Assad. As for the little…

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What Became of the Left? — Paul Craig Roberts

What Became of the Left? Paul Craig Roberts Acquaintances of my generation are puzzled by the disappearance of the American left. They remember when there was far less war, far less monopoly capitalist theft, a less rich and powerful elite, less police violence against civilians, less militarization, less privatization and deregulation, fewer attacks on the social safety net, less propaganda…

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Will Human Evil Destroy Life On Earth? — Paul Craig Roberts

Will Human Evil Destroy Life On Earth? Paul Craig Roberts The World Wildlife Fund tells us that there are only 3,890 tigers left in the entire world. Due to exploitative capitalism, which destroys the environment in behalf of short-term profits, the habitat for tigers is rapidly disappearing. The environmental destruction, together with hunting or poaching by those who regard it…

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Rethinking The Cold War — Paul Craig Roberts

Rethinking The Cold War and the new one Paul Craig Roberts The Cold War began during the Truman administration and lasted through the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations and was ended in Reagan’s second term when Reagan and Gorbachev came to an agreement that the conflict was dangerous, expensive, and pointless. The Cold War did not cease…

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Russia’s Weakness Is Its Economic Policy  — Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson  

Russia’s Weakness Is Its Economic Policy   Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson   According to various reports, the Russian government is reconsidering the neoliberal policy that has served Russia so badly since the collapse of the Soviet Union.  If Russia had adopted an intelligent economic policy, Russia’s economy would be far ahead of where it stands today.  It would…

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The Stench of Raw Propaganda — Paul Craig Roberts

The Stench of Raw Propaganda Paul Craig Roberts I just heard the rawest kind of propaganda from former presstitute David Satter, who hangs out at the right-wing Hudson Institute and pretends to be an expert on Russia and Putin. On August 10 Satter told NPR’s audience that Washington’s hope to bring peace to Syria would fail unless Washington understood that…

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How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored? — Paul Craig Roberts

How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored? Paul Craig Roberts Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media. The presstitutes operate according to “pay and say.” They say what they are paid to…

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Another Phony Jobs Report — Paul Craig Roberts

Another Phony Jobs Report Paul Craig Roberts As John Williams has made clear, the monthly payroll jobs number consists mainly of an add-on factor of 200,000 jobs. These jobs are a product of the assumption in the Birth-Death Model that new business ventures create more unreported new jobs than the unreported job losses from business failures. If we sustract out…

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Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death — Paul Craig Roberts

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death and Hell Followed Him Paul Craig Roberts I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian…

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Fissures in the Empire — Paul Craig Roberts

Fissures in the Empire Paul Craig Roberts If you have been wondering what all the terror events in France and Germany are about, here is the answer: http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/08/01/french-mps-visit-crimea-suggesting-early-end-sanctions.html Washington has raised the cost of being a member of its Empire too high. Vassals such as France and Germany are beginning to exercise independent policies toward Russia. Observing the cracks in…

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Human Rights Watch Reports That US Government Tortured Children — Paul Craig Roberts

Human Rights Watch Reports That US Government Tortured Children Paul Craig Roberts Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its report,  “Extreme Measures: Abused  Children Detained As National Security Threats.”  https://www.hrw.org/report/2016/07/28/extreme-measures/abuses-against-children-detained-national-security-threats   From my reading of the report, Israel and the US are the two worst abusers.  Boko Haram is a distant third. Which country is the worst abuser, Israel…

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THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NO LONGER EXISTS

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NO LONGER EXISTS And an orchestrated war with Russia has all of us marked for extinction Paul Craig Roberts The Democratic Party that once was concerned with workers’ rights, the elderly, civil rights, and the constitutional protections of America liberty no longer exists. As the just completed Democratic presidential primaries and the Democratic presidential convention have clearly…

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Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington? — Paul Craig Roberts

Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington? Paul Craig Roberts “One Ring to rule them all . . . and in the darkness bind them.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington. The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted…

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The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty — Paul Craig Roberts

The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty Paul Craig Roberts Introduction: For a number of years Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chief of Naval Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was my colleague at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Tom, after whom the F-14 Tomcat fighter is named, expressed to me his concern that US politics…

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30 Seconds To Midnight

30 Seconds To Midnight Paul Craig Roberts Former US Secretary of Defense William Perry warns that the world is on the knife edge of nuclear catastrophe. Such catastrophe can result accidentally from electronic failures or glitches in warning systems and from the recklessly aggressive and unnecessary force buildup against Russia. Conn Hallinan discusses these issues. http://fpif.org/may-greater-risk-nuclear-catastrophe-cold-war/ I doubt Hallinan is…

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The Atlantic Council: The Marketing Arm of the Military/Security Complex — Paul Craig Roberts

The Atlantic Council: The Marketing Arm of the Military/Security Complex Paul Craig Roberts How much did the military-security complex pay the Atlantic Council to publish this sales pitch to Poland to load up on US weapons systems? http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/Arming_for_Deterrence_web_0719.pdf The sales pitch was written by arms salesmen Richard Shirreff, a partner at Strategia Worldwide Ltd., and Maciej Olex-Szczytowski, a “business adviser…

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Armageddon Approaches — Paul Craig Roberts

Armageddon Approaches Paul Craig Roberts The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany. http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/06/09/germany-preparing-for-war-against-russia.html This is the interpretation that some Russian politicians themselves have put…

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French Anti-Terrorist Police Demand Destruction Of Nice Evidence — Paul Craig Roberts

French Anti-Terrorist Police Demand Destruction Of Nice Evidence Paul Craig Roberts The French Anti-Terrorist Sub-Directorate has demanded that the authorities in Nice delete the recordings of the Nice Attack from the surveillance cameras that captured the attack. https://www.rt.com/news/352631-police-nice-delete-footage/ I wonder why this order to destroy the visual evidence. Could it be because the visual evidence shows the attack to be…

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Is the Saudi 9/11 Story Part Of The Deception? — Paul Craig Roberts

Is the Saudi 9/11 Story Part Of The Deception? Paul Craig Roberts James Jesus Angleton, head of CIA counterintelligence for three decades, long ago explained to me that intelligence services create stories inside stories, each with its carefully constructed trail of evidence, in order to create false trails as diversions. Such painstaking work can serve a variety of purposes. It…

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JFK Turned to Peace and Was Assassinated

JFK Turned to Peace and Was Assassinated Paul Craig Roberts Researchers who have investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for 30 or more years have concluded that he was murdered by a conspiracy of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CIA, and the Secret Service. See for example, JFK And The Unspeakable by James W. Douglass. Shortly before…

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The Police Are Victimized By Their Training — Paul Craig Roberts

The Police Are Victimized By Their Training Paul Craig Roberts It is too early to know if the shooting of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge are the beginnings of acts of retribution against police for their wanton murders of citizens. The saying is that “what goes around, comes around.” If police murders of citizens have provoked retribution, police and…

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Nice Brings To Mind Operation Gladio

Nice Brings To Mind Operation Gladio Paul Craig Roberts Commentators who have learned to distrust official explanations, such as Peter Koenig (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45106.htm ) and Stephen Lendman (http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2016/07/hyping-terrorism-stoking-fear-following.html ) have raised questions about the Nice attack. It does seem odd that a lone person driving a large truck can gain access to blocked off areas where French people have assembled to…

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Washington Is Politicizing The Olympics Again — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Is Politicizing The Olympics Again Paul Craig Roberts Washington and its Canadian vassal are trying to use a Western media-created Russian athletic doping scandal to ban Russian participation in the Olympic games in Brazil. Washington and Canada are pressuring other countries to get on board with Washington’s vendetta against Russia. The vendetta is conducted under the cover of “protecting…

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MH-17: Russia Convicted By Propaganda, Not Evidence

MH-17: Russia Convicted By Propaganda, Not Evidence Paul Craig Roberts Today is the second anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and we still do not know the explanation. Washington and its European vassal politicians and media instantly politicized the event: The Russians did it. End of story. After 15 months of heavy anti-Russian propaganda had imprinted the…

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Gestapo America — Paul Craig Roberts

Gestapo America Paul Craig Roberts FBI Director James Comey got Hillary off the hook but wants to put you on it. He is pushing hard for warrantless access to all of your Internet activity. Comey, who would have fit in perfectly with Hitler’s Gestapo, tells Congress that the United States is not safe unless the FBI knows when every American…

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Paul Craig Roberts — Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has

Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has Paul Craig Roberts A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials. http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-nato-summit-idUKKCN0ZN2NN First we will examine the dishonesty or incompetence of the reporters and then that of Western government officials.…

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Police Murder Because They Are Trained To Murder — Paul Craig Roberts

Police Murder Because They Are Trained To Murder Paul Craig Roberts In response to my request for information on US police training (http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/07/08/why-dallas-happened-paul-craig-roberts/), readers have sent in a variety of information that seems to fit together. I am going to assemble it as best I can as a working hypothesis or provisional account. Perhaps a former or current police officer…

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Why Dallas Happened — Paul Craig Roberts

Why Dallas Happened Paul Craig Roberts Is the Dallas police shooting a false flag affair in behalf of gun control? Is it the result of a war veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder? Is the shooting the beginning of retribution for thousands of wanton police murders of US citizens in the 21st century? Or is there some other explanation?…

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Are You Planning Your Retirement? Forget About It. You Won’t Survive To Experience It.

Are You Planning Your Retirement? Forget About It. You Won’t Survive To Experience It. Paul Craig Roberts The Israeli agents who comprise the Neoconservatives, a collection of war criminals that control US foreign policy, have already handed you your death certificate. The neoconservatives have far more power than they have intelligence or humanity. At the recent St. Petersburg International Economic…

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More Obscuration From The British Establishment — Paul Craig Roberts

More Obscuration From The British Establishment Paul Craig Roberts Sir John Chilcot, a member of the British establishment and also a member of the Butler Inquiry, the responsibility of which was to determine if the so-called “intelligence” used as the excuse for the US/UK invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was “fixed” to justify the invasion, has, after seven years of…

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Voters Have Heavy Responsibility In November

Voters Have Heavy Responsibility In November Paul Craig Roberts It seems like a nightmare, but it is reality: The Democratic Party has chosen a criminal as its presidential candidate. And the liberals said that Reagan wore teflon! Enough commentators have made the point that Hillary has been elevated above the law even before she is POTUS. The One Percent know…

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America Destroyed — Paul Craig Roberts

America Destroyed Paul Craig Roberts When I was young, America still existed. No more. Not even the blather from the 4th of July can hide the obvious fact. The young do not know that they have lost their country, because they are born into a time when the country is lost. To them that is normalcy. Besides, the young are…

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This Is How They Protect Us!

This Is How They Protect Us! The Latest TSA Horror “These people think they are God. They think they can do anything they want.” A partially blind, partially deaf young woman returning home from treatment for a brain tumor was brutally smashed to the ground by goon tug TSA “security” while her mother, a nurse, was shoved away. The good…

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Refuse To Celebrate July 4th Militarism

Refuse To Celebrate July 4th Militarism From the Archve: Militarist Bunkum, May 19, 2014 Did you know that 85 to 90 percent of war’s casualties are non-combatant civilians? That is the conclusion reached by a nine-person research team in the June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The deaths of soldiers who are fighting the war are…

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The Collapse of Western Democracy — Paul Craig Roberts

Correction: Martin Schulz statement re: Brexit Paul Craig Roberts, July 1, 2016 There is controversy around the statement attributed to Martin Schulz, president of the EU parliament: “The British have broken the rules. It is not the philosophy of the EU that the crowd can determine its fate.” This statement attributed to Schulz comes from a German language magazine. Here…

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Report to Supporters: The British Woke UP — Can The Americans?

Report to Supporters The British Woke UP — Can The Americans? Paul Craig Roberts Many thanks for the support that you give to the website and for the words of encouragement and appreciation that you send to me. The website resulted from you calling me out of retirement. It is widely read and translated into foreign languages. I try to…

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Despite the Vote, the Odds Are Against Britain Leaving the EU — Paul Craig Roberts

Despite the Vote, the Odds Are Against Britain Leaving the EU Paul Craig Roberts The Brexit vote shows that a majority of the British voters understand that the UK government represents interests other than the interests of the British people. As difficult as the British know it is to hold their own government to account, they understand they have no…

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More on Brexit — Paul Craig Roberts

More on Brexit Paul Craig Roberts Information continues to come in about the Brexit vote. A member of the British Army said that 90% of the lads in his unit voted to leave. They voted exit because they do not believe they should be involved in Washingtons wars. He said that his unit agreed that the wars are dictated by…

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The Brexit Vote — Paul Craig Roberts

The Brexit Vote Paul Craig Roberts What does it mean? Hopefully, a breakup of the EU and NATO and, thereby, the avoidance of World War III. The EU and NATO are evil institutions. These two institutions are mechanisms created by Washington in order to destroy the sovereignty of European peoples. These two institutions give Washington control over the Western world…

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Brexit: What Is It About? — Paul Craig Roberts

Brexit: What Is It About? Paul Craig Roberts If you read the presstitute media, Brexit—the referendum tomorrow on the UK’s exit from the EU— is about racism. According to the story line, angry rightwing racists of violent inclinations want to leave the EU to avoid having to accept more dark-skinned immigrants into England. Despite the constant propaganda against exit, polls…

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If You Value Life, Wake Up! — Paul Craig Roberts

Great Danger: US-NATO Missiles Threatening Russia. Putin: “We Know and they Know that we Know…People do not Understand how Dangerous the Situation Really Is” http://www.globalresearch.ca/great-danger-us-nato-missiles-threatening-russia-putin-we-know-and-they-know-that-we-know/5531955 If You Value Life, Wake Up! Paul Craig Roberts Do you remember how close we came to Armageddon in the early 1960s when Washington put nuclear missiles in Turkey on the Soviet Union’s border and…

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Orlando Wrap-up — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Readers: I ask you for a strong response to my summer quarter request for your support. This is your site. Moreover, as you must know by now, there are very few of us who have the knowledge, experience, and courage to help you better comprehend the events of our time. Below is my wrapup of Orlando. I invite you…

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Orlando Shooting: Still No Evidence

Orlando Shooting: Still No Evidence Paul Craig Roberts In response to my challenge ( http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/06/13/orlando-shooting-paul-craig-roberts/ ) readers report that they have found no evidence of bodies or blood. One person reports that a TV station posted names of some victims, which is the way the absence of Sandy Hook bodies was handled. One person who said he is a veteran…

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Orlando Shooting — Paul Craig Roberts

Orlando Shooting Paul Craig Roberts Some readers have asked for my take on the Orlando Shooting. I don’t have one. Let’s see if together we can form a reasonable view. Let’s start with the basic first question. Before there can be a murder declared, there must be a body. Has anyone seen on TV or in newspapers pictures of dead…

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Frustrations of Telling the Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

Frustrations of Telling the Truth Paul Craig Roberts Some readers who read the sample of appreciation expressed for my columns (http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/06/07/quarterly-call-for-your-support/ ) want to know about the abuse. Why not. Some examples: If I criticize the Israeli government for abusing Palestinians and stealing their country, the Israel Lobby accuses me of being an anti-semite who wants to repeat the holocaust.…

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Where Do Matters Stand? — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Readers: Support Your Site. Your Site Needs Your Financial Support and Your Moral Support. Where Do Matters Stand? Paul Craig Roberts On the eve of World War II the United States was still mired in the Great Depression and found itself facing war on two fronts with Japan and Germany. However bleak the outlook, it was nothing compared to…

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