How Did Western Civilization Get A Monopoly On “Moral Conscience” When It Has No Morality?

"The first use of nuclear
weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the
ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of
mass destruction."

Five Western military

I read the statement three times trying to figure out
the typo. Then it hit me, the West has now out-Orwelled
Orwell: The West must nuke other countries in order to
prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction! In
Westernspeak, the West nuking other countries does not
qualify as the use of weapons of mass destruction.

The astounding statement comes from a paper prepared
for a Nato summit in April by five top military
leaders–an American, a German, a Dutchman, a Frenchman,
and a Brit. It can be found here: [Pre-emptive
nuclear strike a key option, Nato told
, By Ian
Traynor, The Guardian, January 22, 2008 ]

The paper, prepared by men regarded as distinguished
leaders and not as escapees from insane asylums, argues
that "the West`s values and way of life are under
threat, but the West is struggling to summon the will to
defend them."
The leaders find that the UN is in the
way of the West`s will, as is the European Union which
is obstructing NATO and "NATO`s credibility is at
stake in Afghanistan."

And that`s a serious matter. If NATO loses its
credibility in Afghanistan, Western civilization will
collapse just like the Soviet Union. The West just
doesn`t realize how weak it is. To strengthen itself, it
needs to drop more and larger bombs.

The German military leader blames the Merkel
government for contributing to the West`s inability to
defend its values by standing in the way of a revival of
German militarism. How can Germany be "a reliable
for America, he asks, if the German
government insists on "special rules" limiting
the combat use of its forces in Afghanistan?

Ron Asmus, head of the German Marshall Fund and a
former US State Department official, welcomed the paper
as "a wake-up call." Asmus means a call to
wake-up to the threats from the brutal world, not to the
lunacy of Western leaders.

Who, what is threatening the West`s values and way of
life? Political fanaticism, religious fundamentalism,
and the imminent spread of nuclear weapons, answer the
five asylum escapees.

By political fanaticism, do they mean the
neoconservatives who believe that the future of humanity
depends on the US establishing its hegemony over the
world? By religious fundamentalism, do they mean
"rapture evangelicals"
agitating for Armageddon or
Christian and Israeli Zionists demanding a nuclear
attack on Iran? By spread of nuclear weapons, do they
mean Israel`s undeclared and illegal possession of
several hundred nuclear weapons?

No. The paranoid military leaders see all the
fanaticism, religious and otherwise, and all the threats
to humanity as residing outside Western civilization
(Israel is inside). The "increasingly brutal world,"
of which the leaders warn, is "over there." Only
Muslims are fanatics. All us white guys are rational and

There is nothing brutal about the US/Nato bombing of
Serbia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, or the Israeli bombing of
Lebanon, or the Israeli ethnic cleansing of the West
Bank, or the genocide Israel hopes to commit against
Palestinians in Gaza.

All of this, as well as America`s bombing of Somalia,
America`s torture dungeons, show trials of
and overthrow of elected governments
and installation of puppet rulers, is the West`s
necessary response to keep the brutal world at bay.

Brutal things happen in the "brutal world" and
are entirely the fault of those in the brutal world.
None of this would happen if the inhabitants of the
brutal world would just do as they are told. How can the
civilized world with its monopoly on morality allow
people in the brutal world to behave independently? I
mean, really! God forbid, they might attack some
innocent country.

The "brutal world" consists of those immoral
fanatics who object to being marginalized by the West
and who reply to mass bombings from the air and to the
death and destruction inflicted on them through myriad
ways by strapping on a suicide bomb.

Unable to impose its will on countries it has invaded
with conventional arms, the West`s military leaders are
now prepared to force compliance with the moral world`s
will by threatening to nuke those who resist. You see,
since the West has the monopoly on morality, truth, and
justice, those in the outside world are obviously evil,
wicked and brutal. Therefore, as President Bush tells
us, it is a simple choice between good and evil, and
there`s no better candidate than evil for being nuked.
The sooner we can get rid of the brutal world, the
sooner we will have "freedom and democracy"
everywhere that`s left.

Meanwhile, the United States, the great moral light
unto the world, has just prevented the United Nations
from censuring Israel, the world`s other great moral
light, for cutting off food supplies, medical supplies,
and electric power to Gaza. You see, Gaza is in the
outside world and is a home of the bad guys. Moreover,
the wicked Palestinians there tricked the US when the US
allowed them to hold a free election. Instead of
electing the US candidate, the wicked voters elected a
government that would represent them. The US and Israel
overturned the Palestinian election in the West Bank,
but those in Gaza clung to the government that they had
elected. Now they are going to suffer and die until they
elect the government that the US and Israel wants. I
mean, how can we expect people in the brutal world to
know what`s best for them?

The fact that the UN tried to stop Israel`s just
punishment of the Gazans shows how right the five
leaders` report is about the UN being a threat to
Western values and way of life. The UN is really against
us. This puts the UN in the outside world and makes it a
candidate for being nuked if not an outright terrorist
organization. As our president said,
"you are with us or against us."

The US and Israel need a puppet government in
Palestine so that a ghettoized remnant of Palestine can
be turned into a "two state solution." The two
states will be Israel incorporating the stolen West Bank
and a Palestinian ghetto without an economy, water, or
contiguous borders.

This is necessary in order to protect Israel from the
brutal outside world.

Inhabitants of the brutal world are confused about
the "self-determination" advocated by Western
leaders. It doesn`t mean that those outside Western
civilization and Israel should decide for themselves.
means American. The term, so familiar to us,
means "American-determination." The US determines
and others obey.

It is the brutal world that causes all the trouble by
not obeying.



Paul Craig Roberts

] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration.
He is the author of

Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
and the Soviet Economy

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
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for Peter
Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.