By Paul Craig
Former US Secretary of Defense William Perry warns
that the world is on the knife edge of nuclear
catastrophe. Such catastrophe can result
accidentally from electronic failures or glitches in
warning systems and from the recklessly aggressive
and unnecessary force buildup against Russia.
discusses these issues.
Hallinan is correct about Washington’s military
predominance. This is Washington’s view, and this
view makes Washington confident that it holds the
aces. It is a mistake for Hallinan to encourage
Washington in this view. Nevertheless, Hallinan
makes it clear that we could all be vaporized at any
minute. This extremely high risk has been created
entirely by the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama
regimes in which zionist neoconservatives have
controlled foreign and military policies.
tiresome to hear the argument that nuclear war won’t
happen because it makes no sense. William Perry
points out that the failure of a 49-cent computer
chip resulted in NORAD’s computers signaling that
the Soviets had launched 220 nuclear missiles at the
United States. Just think about all the failures and
glitches in our own personal computers, even the
miscalculation is also an enormous risk.
Miscalculation is a dominant human trait. Consider
that 50 percent of Americans’ choices of marriage
partner are miscalculations as established by the
existence of nuclear weapons means the nonexistence
of life on earth. It will happen sooner or later. To
raise the risk as the crazed American government is
doing with irresponsible provocations of the
Russians and Chinese is the ultimate criminal act.
There is no
greater threat to human rights than to endanger all
life, and that is what Washington and its two-bit
punk NATO vassals are doing by increasing tensions
between nuclear powers.
neoconservatives in Washington have replaced nuclear
disarmament with a new nuclear arms race. All of the
hard work and accomplishments of previous US
administrations to ease tensions and to reduce the
stockpiles of nuclear weapons has been thrown away
by the psychopaths who control the government in
Atlantic Council: The Marketing Arm of the
How much did the military-security
complex pay the Atlantic Council to
to Poland to load up on US weapons systems?
pitch was written by arms salesmen Richard Shirreff,
a partner at Strategia Worldwide Ltd., and Maciej
Olex-Szczytowski, a “business adviser specializing
pitch is titled “Arming For Deterrence.” The Kremlin
is unpredictable, say the arms salesmen, and could
at any moment decide to attack Poland. However the
Russian regime “respects a show of force” and would
back down if Poland has a sufficient inventory of US
pitch encourages Poland to take many aggressive and
dangerous steps toward Russia, such as targeting
Russia cities and facilities including RT. But
before provoking the Bear like this, Poland needs
“to join the tactical nuclear capability scheme
within NATO, so enabling its F-16s to be carriers of
tactical nuclear ordnance.”
needs to be able to strike deep inside Russia and
for this needs to purchase American long-range JASSM
air-launched cruise missiles, the Navy Strike
missile coastal missiles, and the Guided Multiple
Launch Rocket Systems.
needs “offensive cyber operations” and “more
tandem-warhead Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs)
capable of penetrating reactive armor, and also
anti-aircraft (including anti-helicopter) and
anti-UAV missiles. “
for this deterrence against non-existent “Russian
aggression” comes to
“some US $26 billion” on top of planned expenditures
of US $34 billion. “Poland should move forward
expeditiously with procurements,” say the arms
salesmen or risk being attacked by superior Russian
neocons get away with their warmongering because it
is profitable for the US military/security complex.
Whereas the crazed neocons want real war, the
military/security complex only wants the propaganda
threat of war. The numerous military/foreign policy
think tanks funded by the military/security complex
provide the propaganda and made-up threat. This is a
dangerous game, because the Russians see a real
threat in the hostility that is directed at them.
anti-Russian propaganda is universal and includes
the Olympic Games. Washington wants Russia excluded
based on the allegation that only Russians take
performance-enhancing substances. What extraordinary
nonsense. I have a relative who travels widely to
test athletes of every sport, even golf, for the use
of performance-enhancing substances.
It is not
the Russians who have corrupted “clean sports.” It
is the money that the corrupt Americans have poured
into sports. To be a champion, to win the Masters at
Augusta National, to win a gold medal means to be a
multi-millionaire. Sports that people once played
for enjoyment are now a lucrative profession.
corrupts everything, and it is capitalism that turns
everything into a commodity that is bought and sold.
In capitalist regimes everything is for sale: honor,
integrity, justice, truth.
Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of
the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for
Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and
Creators Syndicate. He has had many university
appointments. His internet columns have attracted a
worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are
of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution
of the West,
Neoconservative Threat to World Order.
Everything is reduced to the filthy lucre.