Recent reports have revealed that the U.S. Department of “Defense” has installed missile systems in Poland and in Romania, ostensibly to repel an attack by Iran. Unfortunately, most Americans believe that hogwash. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts doesn’t, though. Neither do the leaders in Russia.
In his article, “Is Washington Deaf As Well As Criminal?”, Dr. Roberts shines a spotlight upon the criminal intentions of the elected – and appointed – leaders in Washington. In his article, he notes that “On May 17 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned the West against launching ‘hasty wars,’ which could result ‘although I do not want to scare anyone’ in ‘the use of a nuclear weapon.’
“On November 30 of last year the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia warned of nuclear war with NATO. General Nikolai Makarov said that NATO’s eastward expansion meant that the risk of Russia coming into conflict with NATO had ‘risen sharply.’ General Makarov said, ‘I do not rule out local and regional armed conflicts developing into a large-scale war, including using nuclear weapons.’
“Here is Russian president Medvedev (currently prime minister) describing the steps toward nuclear war that Russia has taken pushed by the crazed warmongers in Washington wallowing in their insane hubris:
“With regard to the American missile bases on Russia’s borders, ‘I have made the following decisions. First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile early attack warning radar station in Kalingrad on combat alert. Second, protective cover of Russia’s strategic nuclear weapons will be reinforced as a priority measure under the program to develop our air and space defenses. Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces of the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads. Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems. These measures will be adequate, effective, and low-cost. Fifth, if the above measures prove insufficient, the Russian federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defense system in Europe. One step in this process will be to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad Region. Other measures to counter the European missile defense system will be drawn up and implemented as necessary. Furthermore, if the situation continues to develop not to Russia’s favor, we reserve the right to discontinue further disarmament and arms control measures.’
“Russian president Vladimir Putin has said, as politely as possible, that the US seeks to enslave the world, that the US seeks vassals, not allies, that the US seeks to rule the world and that the US is a parasite on the world economy. It would be difficult for an informed person to take exception with Putin’s statements.
“Putin told the politicians in Washington and Western and Eastern European capitals that surrounding Russia with anti-ballistic missiles ‘raises the specter of nuclear war in Europe.’ Putin said that the Russian response is to point nuclear armed cruise missiles, which cannot be intercepted by anti-ballistic missiles, at the US bases and at European capitals. The American move, Putin said. ‘could trigger nuclear war.’
“Putin has been trying to wake up the American puppet states in Europe at least since February 13, 2007. At the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy, Putin said that the unipolar world that Washington was striving to achieve under its banner, ‘is a world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within.’
“That has certainly happened to the US which now has a police state as thorough-going as Nazi Germany. And even better armed.
“Putin went on to tell his European audience that in Russia, ‘we are constantly being taught about democracy. But for some reason those who teach us do not want to learn themselves.’ Instead, Putin said, ‘we are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. And independent legal norms are, as a matter of fact, coming increasingly closer to one state’s legal system. One state, and of course, first and foremost, the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations. Well, who likes this? Who is happy about this?’
“People are not happy, Putin said, because they don’t feel safe. Not to feel safe ‘is extremely dangerous. It results in the fact that no one feels safe. I want to emphasize this – no one feels safe!’ The result, Putin said, is an ‘arms race.’
“Putin politely upbraided the Italian defense minister, a person owned by Washington, for suggesting that NATO or the EU could take the place of the UN in justifying the use of force against sovereign countries. Putin took exception to the idea that Washington could use its puppet organization or its puppet states to legitimize an act of US aggression. Putin stated flatly; ‘The use of force can only be considered legitimate if the decision is sanctioned by the UN.’
“Putin went on to discuss the forked tongue of Washington. Reagan and Gorbachev had firm agreements, but Reagan’s successors put ‘frontline forces on our borders … The stones and concrete blocks of the Berlin Wall have long been distributed as souvenirs. But we should not forget that the fall of the Berlin Wall was possible thanks to an historic choice – one that was also made by our people, the people of Russia – a choice in favor of democracy, freedom, openness and a sincere partnership with all the members of the big European family. And now they are trying to impose new dividing lines and walls on us – these walls may be virtual but they are nevertheless dividing ones that cut through our continent. And is it possible that we will once again require many years and decades, as well as several generations of politicians, to dissembel and dismantle these new walls.’
“Putin’s speech of more than 6 years ago shows that he has Washington’s number.
“Washington is the Great Pretender, pretending to respect human rights while Washington slaughters Muslims in seven countries on the basis of lies and fabricated intelligence. The American people, ‘the indispensable people,’ support this murderous policy. Washington uses the status of the dollar as reserve currency to exclude countries that do not do Washington’s bidding from the international clearing system.
“Washington, awash in hubris like Napoleon and Hitler before they marched off into Russia, has turned a deaf, dumb and blind ear to Putin during the entirety of the 21st century. Speaking on May 10th, 2006, Putin said: ‘We are aware of what is going on in the world. Comrade wolf [the US knows whom to eat, he eats without listening, and he’s clearly not going to listen to anyone.’
“‘Where,’ Putin asked, is Washington’s ‘pathos about protecting human rights and democracy when it comes to the need to pursue its own interests?’ For Washington, ‘everything is allowed. There are no restrictions whatsoever.’
“China has also caught on. Now the hubris that drives Washington toward world hegemony confronts two massive nuclear powers. Will the criminal gang in Washington drive the world to nuclear extinction?
“Washington, thinking that it owns the world, has imposed more unilateral sanctions on Iran without any basis in any recognized law. The imposed sanctions are nothing but Washington’s assertions that its might is right.
“The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Washington could stick its sanctions up its – – -. ‘We consider efforts to impose internal American legislation on the entire world completely unacceptable.’
“Washington will do what it can to assassinate Putin and effect regime change through the Russian ‘opposition’ that Washington funds. Failing that, Washington’s pursuit of world hegemony has run up against a brick wall. If the fools in Washington with their hubris-inflated egos don’t back off, that mushroom cloud they have been warning about will indeed bloom over Washington.” –
When Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev referred to the “new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces of the Navy…” he was speaking about the Russian submarine fleet. For all practical purposes, the surface fleet of the Russian Navy was scrapped because its maintenance would have been a waste of money. Surface vessels are useless.
With all due respect to the impressive supercarriers in the U.S. Navy, only our submarines have any merit, and although we have dozens and dozens of them – so do the Russians.
But remember. Just one modern nuclear-powered submarine – U.S. or Russian – armed with nuclear warheads can inflict more death and destruction than was seen in all of World War II.
Criminals in Washington? Or just out-and-out idiots?