Tuesday, May 6, 2014

America Gangster State - Paul Craig Roberts

Recent headline on the Washington Post Website

Just when you are ready to give up on the American media (see absurd headline above)...a journalist crawls out from under the dung heap and shines like a diamond:

Paul Craig Roberts is one such analyst:

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/05/06/gangster-state-america-paul-craig-roberts-2/

Here a quote from his latest post:  "Gangster State America"

"...In the 21st century Washington has squandered trillions of dollars on wars that have destroyed countries and killed, maimed, and displaced millions of people in seven or eight countries. Declaring its war crimes to be a “war on terror,” Washington has used the state of war that it created to destroy US civil liberty.

In the 21st century it is difficult to find a significant statement made by Washington that is not a lie. Obamacare is a lie. Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction is a lie. Assad’s use of chemical weapons is a lie. Iranian nukes are a lie. Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea is a lie. No fly zones are a lie. Russian aggression against Georgia is a lie. 9/11, the basis for Washington’s destruction of civil liberty and illegal military attacks, is itself a lie. The fantastic story that a few Saudi Arabians without government or intelligence agency backing outwitted the entire national security apparatus of the Western world is unbelievable. It is simply not credible that every institution of the national security state simultaneously failed. That Washington would tell such a fantastic lie shows that Washington has no respect for the intelligence of the American people and no respect for the integrity of the American media. It shows also that Washington has no respect for the intelligence and integrity of its European and Asian allies.

Washington won’t even tell the truth about little things in comparison–jobs, unemployment, inflation, GDP growth, economic recovery. Washington rigs the markets in order to cover up its sacrifice of the economy for the benefit of a few special interests. In the name of “privatization,” Washington hands over public assets and government responsibilities to rapacious private interests...".

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So long as there are truth tellers out there of the quality of Paul Craig Roberts...there is some hope for an otherwise very bleak future on this planet.

gc

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