There May Be Many Mushroom Clouds
In Our Future
by Paul Craig Roberts
www.opednews.com, August 14, 2008
The success of the Bush Regime's propaganda,
lies, and deception with gullible and inattentive Americans since
9/11 has made it difficult for intelligent, aware people to be
optimistic about the future of the United States. For almost 8
years the US media has served as Ministry of Propaganda for a
war criminal regime. Americans incapable of thinking for themselves,
reading between the lines, or accessing foreign media on the Internet
have been brainwashed.
As the Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels,
said, it is easy to deceive a people. You just tell them they
have been attacked and wave the flag.
It certainly worked with Americans.
The gullibility and unconcern of the American
people has had many victims. There are 1.25 million dead Iraqis.
There are 4 million displaced Iraqis. No one knows how many
are maimed and orphaned.
Iraq is in ruins, its infrastructure destroyed
by American bombs, missiles, and helicopter gunships.
We do not know the death toll in Afghanistan,
but even the American puppet regime protests the repeated killings
of women and children by US and NATO troops.
We don't know what the death toll would
be in Iran if Darth Cheney and the neocons succeed in their plot
with Israel to bomb Iran, perhaps with nuclear weapons.
What we do know is that all this murder
and destruction has no justification and is evil. It is the work
of evil men who have no qualms about lying and deceiving in order
to kill innocent people to achieve their undeclared agenda.
That such evil people have control over
the United States government and media damns the American public
America will never recover from the shame
and dishonor heaped upon her by the neoconned Bush Regime.
The success of the neocon propaganda has
been so great that the opposition party has not lifted a finger
to rein in the Bush Regime's criminal actions. Even Obama, who
promises "change" is too intimidated by the neocon's
success in brainwashing the American population to do what his
supporters hoped he would do and lead us out of the shame in which
the neoconned Bush Regime has imprisoned us.
This about sums up the pessimistic state
in which I existed prior to the go-ahead given by the Bush Regime
to its puppet in Georgia to ethnically cleanse South Ossetia of
Russians in order to defuse the separatist movement. The American
media, aka, the Ministry of Lies and Deceit, again accommodated
the criminal Bush Regime and proclaimed "Russian invasion"
to cover up the ethnic cleansing of Russians in South Ossetia
by the Georgian military assault.
Only this time, the rest of the world
didn't buy it. The many years of lies--9/11, Iraqi weapons of
mass destruction, al Qaeda connections, yellowcake, anthrax attack,
Iranian nukes, "the United States doesn't torture,"
the bombings of weddings, funerals, and children's soccer games,
Abu Ghraib, renditions, Guantanamo, various fabricated "terrorist
plots," the determined assault on civil liberties--have taken
their toll on American credibility. No one outside America any
longer believes the US media or the US government.
The rest of the world reported the facts--an
assault on Russian civilians by American and Israeli trained and
equipped Georgian troops.
The Bush Regime, overcome by hubris, expected
Russia to accept this act of American hegemony. But the Russians
did not, and the Georgian military was sent fleeing for its life.
The neoconned Republican response to the
Russian failure to follow the script and to be intimidated by
the "unipower" was so imbecilic that it shattered the
brainwashing to which Americans had succumbed.
McCain declared: "In the 21st century
nations don't invade other nations." Imagine the laughs
Jon Stewart will get out of this on the Daily Show. In the early
years of the 21st century the United States has already invaded
two countries and has been beating the drums for attacking a third.
President Bush, the chief invader of the 21st century, echoed
McCain's claim that nations don't invade other nations. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7556857.stm
This dissonant claim shocked even brainwashed
Americans, as readers' emails reveal. If in the 21st century
countries don't invade other countries, what is Bush doing in
Iraq and Afghanistan, and what are the naval armadas and propaganda
arrayed against Iran about?
Have two of the worst warmongers of modern
times--Bush and McCain--called off the US/Israeli attack on Iran?
If McCain is elected president, is he going to pull US troops
out of Iraq and Afghanistan as "nations don't invade other
nations," or is President Bush going to beat him to it?
We all know the answer.
The two stooges are astonished that the
Americans have taught hegemony to Russians, who were previously
operating, naively perhaps, on the basis of good will.
Suddenly the Western Europeans have realized
that being allied with the United States is like holding a tiger
by the tail. No European country wants to be hurled into war
with Russia. Germany, France, and Italy must be thanking God
they blocked Georgia's membership in NATO.
The Ukraine, where a sick nationalism
has taken hold funded by the neocon National Endowment for Democracy,
will be the next conflict between American pretensions and Russia.
Russia is being taught by the neocons that freeing the constituent
parts of its empire has not resulted in their independence but
in their absorption into the American Empire.
Unless enough Americans can overcome their
brainwashed state and the rigged Diebold voting machines, turn
out the imbecilic Republicans and hold the neoconservatives accountable
for their crimes against humanity, a crazed neocon US government
will provoke nuclear war with Russia.
The neoconservatives represent the greatest
danger ever faced by the United States and the world. Humanity
has no greater enemy.
Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury
and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held
numerous academic appointments.
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