Is our government’s ‘special relation’ wilfully creating a doomsday scenario?

paulcraigroberts2Richard Bruce has drawn our attention to this week’s article in Global Research by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.

Dr Roberts opened by noting that polls demonstrate that 65% of the US population opposes US intervention in Syria; he later comments, “This is good news. It means more Americans are developing the ability to think independently”.

Despite these findings, he continues, the Obama regime is ‘ramping up’ the case for more arms to the Syrian opposition and for a ‘no-fly zone’ over Syria.

President Obama has announced that Assad has used sarin gas and that between 100 and 150 “of his own people,” – which Roberts translates as “a euphemism for the US supplied foreign mercenaries” – have been killed by the weapon of mass destruction.

Describing 100-150 deaths as “mass destruction” as “double-speak”, Roberts points out that according to the lowest estimates, the “US-sponsored foreign mercenary invasion of Syria” has cost 93,000 lives.

He asserts that Washington’s “red line” expression has been used repeatedly to convince the “distracted American public” that there is a valid reason for attacking Syria, asking rhetorically:

‘Why would Assad use the proscribed weapons of mass destruction in order to kill a measly 100-150 mercenaries when his army is mopping up the US mercenaries without the use of gas and when Assad knows that the use of gas brings in the US military against him?

‘ . . . Aleksey Pushkov, the chairman of the Russian Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee, cut to the chase. “The data about Assad’s use of chemical weapons is fabricated by the same facility that made up the lies about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Obama is walking George W. Bush’s path”.’

World War III?

Roberts believes that Washington will push “its agenda of world hegemony” to the point of starting World War III, which, of course, he adds, means the end of life on earth:

“Both Russia and China are now preparing for the war that they see as inevitable. Washington’s crazed, demented drive for world hegemony is bringing unsuspecting Americans up against two countries with hydrogen bombs whose combined population is five times the US population. In such a conflict everyone dies”.

He concludes: “If human life exists in 2020, it will be a miracle. All the worry about future Medicare and Social Security deficits is meaningless. There will be no one here to collect the benefits”.


Posted on June 21, 2013, in Democracy undermined and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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