Are You Ready For Nuclear War?
Pervez Musharraf, the puppet
installed by the US to rule Pakistan in the interest of
resigned August 18 to avoid impeachment.
Karl Rove and the Diebold electronic voting machines
were unable to control the result of the last election
in Pakistan, the result of which gave Pakistanis a
bigger voice in their government than America`s.
It was obvious to anyone with any
sense—which excludes the entire Bush Regime and almost
all of the "foreign policy community"—that the
illegal and gratuitous US invasions of Afghanistan and
Iraq, and Israel`s 2006 bombing of Lebanon civilians
with US blessing, would result in the overthrow of
America`s Pakistani puppet.
The imbecilic Bush Regime ensured
Musharraf`s overthrow by pressuring their puppet to
conduct military operations against tribesmen in
Pakistani border areas, whose loyalties were to fellow
Muslims and not to American hegemony. When Musharraf`s
military operations didn`t produce the desired result,
the idiotic Americans began conducting their own
military operations within Pakistan with bombs and
missiles. This finished off Musharraf.
When the Bush Regime began its wars
in the Middle East, I predicted, correctly, that
Musharraf would be one victim. The American puppets in
Egypt and Jordan may be the next to go.
Back during the Nixon years, my
Ph.D. dissertation chairman,
Warren Nutter, was Assistant Secretary of Defense
for International Security Affairs. One day in his
Pentagon office I asked him how the US government got
foreign governments to do what the US wanted.
"Money," he replied.
foreign aid?" I asked.
"No," he replied, "we
just buy the leaders with money."
It wasn`t a policy he had
implemented. He inherited it and, although the policy
rankled with him, he could do nothing about it. Nutter
believed in persuasion and that if you could not
persuade people, you did not have a policy.
Nutter did not mean merely third
world potentates were bought. He meant the leaders of
England, France, Germany, Italy, all the allies
everywhere were bought and paid for.
They were allies because they were
paid. Consider Tony Blair. Blair`s own head of British
intelligence told him that the Americans were
fabricating the evidence to justify their already
planned attack on Iraq. This was fine with Blair, and
you can see why with his multi- million dollar payoff
once he was out of office.
The American-educated thug,
Saakashkvili the War Criminal, who is president of
Georgia, was installed by the US taxpayer funded
National Endowment for Democracy, a neocon operation
whose purpose is to ring Russia with US military bases,
so that America can exert hegemony over Russia.
Every agreement that President
Reagan made with Mikhail Gorbachev has been broken by
Reagan`s successors. Reagan`s was the last American
government whose foreign policy was not made by the
Israeli-allied neoconservatives. During the Reagan
years, the neocons made several runs at it, but each
ended in disaster for Reagan, and he eventually drove
the modern day French Jacobins from his government.
Even the anti-Soviet Committee on
the Present Danger regarded the neocons as dangerous
lunatics. I remember the meeting when a member tried to
bring the neocons into the committee, and old line
American establishment representatives, such as former
Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon, hit the roof.
The Committee on the Present Danger
regarded the neocons as crazy people who would get
America into a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The
neocons hated President Reagan, because he ended the
cold war with diplomacy, when they desired a military
victory over the Soviet Union.
Deprived of this, the neocons now
want victory over Russia.
Today, Reagan is gone. The
Republican Establishment is gone. There are no
conservative power centers, only neoconservative power
centers closely allied with Israel, which uses the
billions of dollars funneled into Israeli coffers by US
taxpayers to influence US elections and foreign policy.
The Republican candidate for
president is a warmonger. There are no checks remaining
in the Republican Party on the neocons` proclivity for
war. What Republican constituencies oppose war? Can
anyone name one?
The Democrats are not much better,
but they have some constituencies that are not enamored
of war in order to establish US world hegemony. The
Rapture Evangelicals, who fervently desire Armageddon,
are not Democrats; nor are the brainwashed Brownshirts
desperate to vent their frustrations by striking at
someone, somewhere, anywhere.
I get emails from these Brownshirts
and attest that their hate-filled ignorance is
extraordinary. They are all Republicans, and yet they
think they are conservatives. They have no idea who I
am, but since I criticize the Bush Regime and America`s
belligerent foreign policy, they think I am a
"liberal commie pinko."
The only literate sentence this
legion of imbeciles has ever managed is: "If you hate
America so much, why don`t you move to Cuba!"
Such is the current state of a
Reagan political appointee in today`s Republican Party.
He is a "liberal commie pinko" who should move to
The Republicans will get us into
more wars. Indeed, they live for war. McCain is
preaching war for 100 years. For these warmongers, it is
like cheering for your home team. Win at all costs. They
get a vicarious pleasure out of war. If the US has to
tell lies in order to attack countries, what`s wrong
with that? "If we don`t kill them over there, they
will kill us over here."
The mindlessness is total.
Nothing real issues from the
American media. The media is about demonizing Russia and
Iran, about the vice presidential choices as if it
matters, about whether Obama being on vacation let
McCain score too many points.
The mindlessness of the news
reflects the mindlessness of the government, for which
it is a spokesperson.
The American media does not serve
American democracy or American interests. It serves the
few people who exercise power.
When the Soviet Union collapsed,
the US and Israel made a run at controlling Russia and
the former constituent parts of its empire. For awhile
the US and Israel succeeded, but Putin put a stop to it.
Recognizing that the US had no
intention of keeping any of the agreements it had made
with Gorbachev, Putin directed the Russian military
budget to upgrading the Russian nuclear deterrent.
Consequently, the Russian army and air force lack the
smart weapons and electronics of the US military.
When the Russian army went into
Georgia to rescue the Russians in South Ossetia from the
destruction being inflicted upon them by the American
puppet Saakashvili, the Russians made it clear that if
they were opposed by American troops with smart weapons,
they would deal with the threat with tactical nuclear
The Americans were the first to
announce preemptive nuclear attack as their permissible
war doctrine. Now the Russians have announced the
tactical use of nuclear weapons as their response to
American smart weapons.
It is obvious that American foreign
policy, with is goal of ringing Russia with US military
bases, is leading directly to nuclear war. Every
American needs to realize this fact. The US government`s
insane hegemonic foreign policy is a direct threat to
life on the planet.
Russia has made no threats against
America. The post-Soviet Russian government has sought
to cooperate with the US and Europe. Russia has made it
clear over and over that it is prepared to obey
international law and treaties. It is the Americans who
have thrown international law and treaties into the
trash can, not the Russians.
In order to keep the billions of
dollars in profits flowing to its contributors in the US
military-security complex, the Bush Regime has rekindled
the cold war. As American living standards decline and
the prospects for university graduates deteriorate,
"our" leaders in Washington commit us to a hundred
years of war.
If you desire to be poor,
oppressed, and eventually vaporized in a nuclear war,
Paul Craig Roberts [email
him] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan`s
first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall
Street Journal. He has held numerous academic
appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded
the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
Mitterrand. He is the author of
Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington;
and the Soviet Economy and
Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy,
and is the co-author
with Lawrence M. Stratton of
The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice. Click
here for Peter
Brimelow`s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.