Washington Is Driving the World to the Final War

“Whether the desire for liberty exists in America remains to be seen.”

“V For Vendetta,” a film that portrays evil in a futuristic England as a proxy for the evil that exists today in America, ends with the defeat of evil. But this is a movie in which the hero has super powers. If you have not seen this film, you should watch it. It might wake you up and give you courage. The excerpts below show that, at least among some filmmakers, the desire for liberty still exists.

Whether the desire for liberty exists in America remains to be seen. If Americans can overcome their gullibility, their lifelong brainwashing, their propensity to believe every lie that “their” government tells them, and if Americans can escape the Matrix in which they live, they can reestablish the morality, justice, peace, freedom, and liberty that “their” government has taken from them. It is not impossible for Americans to again stand with uplifted heads. They only have to recognize that “their” government is the enemy of truth, justice, human rights and life itself.

Can mere ordinary Americans triumph over the evil that is “their” government without the aid of a superhero? If ideas are strong enough and Americans can comprehend them, good can prevail over the evil that is concentrated in Washington. What stands between the American people and their comprehension of evil is their gullibility.

If good fails in its battle with Washington’s evil, our future is a boot stamping on the human face forever.

If you, an American, living in superpower America lack the courage to stand up to the evil that is “your” government, perhaps the courage of Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and tiny Ecuador will give you heart.

A US senator from New Jersey, Robert Menendez, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told the Ecuadoran government that he would block the import of vegetables and flowers from Ecuador if Ecuador gives asylum to Edward Snowden. The cost to Ecuador would be one billion dollars in lost revenues.

Menendez’s statement–”Our government will not reward countries for bad behavior”–is ironic. It equates bad behavior with protecting a truth-teller and good behavior with betraying a truth-teller. Menendez’s statement is also a lie. The US government only rewards bad behavior. The US government consistently rewards those who conspire against the elected governments of their own countries, setting them up as dictators when Washington overthrows the elected governments.

Menendez’s threat did not work, but the senator did succeed in delivering yet another humiliating blow to Washington’s prestige. The Ecuadoran President, Rafael Correa, beat Menendez to the punch and cancelled the trade pact with the US on the grounds that the pact was a threat to the sovereignty of Ecuador and to moral principles and was being used by Washington to blackmail Ecuador. “Ecuador doesn’t accept pressure or threats from anyone,” added Communications Secretary Fernando Alvarado who then offered Washington foreign aid to provide human rights training to combat torture, illegal executions and attacks on peoples’ privacy.

Washington, exposed with its hand in the cookie jar devouring the privacy of the entire world and prevented by its hubris from acknowledging its illegal behavior and apologizing, has so mishandled the Snowden affair that Washington has done far more damage to itself than occurred from Snowden’s revelations. Washington has proven conclusively that it has no respect for anyone’s human rights, that it has no respect for any country’s sovereignty, that it has no respect for any moral principles, especially those it most often mouths, and that it relies on coercion and violence alone. The rest of the world now knows who its enemy is.

Washington’s presstitutes, by helping Washington demonize Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Manning, Assange, and Ecuador, have demonstrated to the world that the US media is devoid of integrity and that nothing it reports can be believed. The US print and TV media and NPR comprise a ministry of propaganda for Washington’s immoral agendas.

On June 24, the Stasi State’s favorite whore, the Washington Post, denounced three times democratically-elected Rafael Correa as “the autocratic leader of tiny, impoverished Ecuador,” without realizing that the editorial not only demonstrated the Washington Post’s lack of any ethics whatsoever but also showed the entire world that if “tiny, impoverished Ecuador” can stand up to Washington’s threats, so can the rest of the world.

President Correa replied that the Washington Post “managed to focus attention on Snowden and on the ‘wicked’ countries that support him, making us forget the terrible things against the US people and the whole world that he denounced.” Correa added that Washington’s “world order isn’t only unjust, it’s immoral.”

The reason Washington hates Correa has nothing to do with Snowden. That Ecuador is considering asylum for Snowden is just an excuse. Correa is hated, because in the second year of his first term he repudiated the $3 billion dollar foreign debt that corrupt and despotic prior regimes had been paid to contract with international finance. Correa’s default threat forced the international financial gangsters to write down the debt by 60 percent.

Washington also hates Correa because he has been successful in reducing the high rates of poverty in Ecuador, thus building public support that makes if difficult for Washington to overthrow him from within.

Yet another reason Washington hates Correa is because he took steps against the multinational oil companies’ exploitation of Ecuador’s oil resources and limited the amount of offshore deposits in the country’s banks in order to block Washington’s ability to destabilize Ecuador’s financial system.

Washington also hates Correa for refusing to renew Washington’s lease of the air base in Manta.

Essentially, Correa has fought to take control of Ecuador’s government, media and national resources out of Washington’s hands and the hands of the small rich elite allied with Washington. It is a David vs. Goliath story.

In other words, Correa, like Venezuela’s Chevez, is the rare foreign leader who represents the interests of his own country instead of Washington’s interest.

Washington uses the various corrupt NGOs and the puppet government in Colombia as weapons against Correa and the Ecuadoran government. Many believe that it is only a matter of time before Washington succeeds in assassinating Correa.

American patriots, who feel that they should be on “their” government’s side regardless of the facts, would do well to remember what true patriotism is. For Americans, patriotism has always meant allegiance to the Constitution, not to the government. The oath is to defend the Constitution against enemies domestic and foreign. The Bush and Obama regimes have proven themselves to be the Constitution’s worst enemies. It is not possible for a true patriot to support a government that destroys the Constitution. The United States is the Constitution. Our country is not the Obama regime, the Bush regime, or some other administration. Our country is the Constitution. The Constitution is our country.

Beyond obligations to one’s own country, all humans have a responsibility to human life itself. Washington’s puppet states, such as the NATO countries, Japan, and Colombia, by providing cover and support for Washington’s aggression are enabling Washington to drive the world into World War III.

The temptation of Washington’s money easily overwhelms weak characters such as Tony Blair and David Cameron. But the governments of NATO countries and other accommodating states are not only selling out their own peoples by supporting Washington’s wars of aggression, they are selling out humanity. Washington’s hubris and arrogance grow as Washington bumps off country after country. Sooner or later Russia and China, will realize that they themselves are targets and will draw firmer lines. Arrogance will prevent Washington from acknowledging the lines, and the final war will be launched.

Washington’s hegemonic impulse is driving the world to destruction. The peoples of the world should realize this and force their governments to stop enabling Washington’s aggression.

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Paul Craig Roberts, Boiling Frogs Post contributing author, is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has been reporting on executive branch and cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. He has written or co-written eight books, contributed chapters to numerous books, and has published many articles in journals of scholarship. Mr. Roberts has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy, and has been a critic of both Democratic and Republican administrations. You can visit his website here.

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  1. Richard says:

    “Beyond obligations to one’s own country, all humans have a responsibility to human life itself. Washington’s puppet states, such as the NATO countries, Japan, and Colombia, by providing cover and support for Washington’s aggression are enabling Washington to drive the world into World War III.”

    Point taken. 😉 You are right of course. Us living in the Marginal Crescent have an equal obligation as those living in the Heartland. It’s up to all of us, together, before we (let them) collectively sleepwalk (us) into WWIII.

  2. This is not about changing something or someone. This is all I read around. People should this, people should that. Someone constantly tries to tell someone else what to think and what to do.

    This approach is false and does not work at all.

    I cannot change anyone else around me, but I can change myself. That’s where the key is. It is not popular idea as requires to analyse self and make corrections to the corrupted ways of ones thinking.

    This is only way the situation can change.

    There is a lot about this here if you want to have a look.

  3. Viva Correa!!!

  4. thymesup says:

    paul craig roberts hits the nail on the head, as usual.

  5. tonywicher says:

    When people say that “we” attacked and invaded Iraq, or that “we” are now going to bomb Syria, I say what do mean “we”, white man? I do not wish to be included. The American people in general are not included. Our government has been captured by the global oligarchy, the owners of about 20 GSIFIs (Globally Significant Financial Institutions) and the four major central banks, the largest of which is the U.S. Federal Reserve. These GSIFIS are all totally bankrupt, with quadrillions in debts that they can never pay and never intend to pay. They know that another crash an order of magnitude greater than 2008 is imminent, and they have wrote a law for their bought-and-paid-for Senators Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, in coordination with the Financial Stability Board and the Bank of International Settlements. that codifies how deposits will be confiscated when the it happens. The models for this have been Cyprus and Spain. The American people will not submit to this and there will be an uprising, and they have everything in place, a 250-thousand Homeland Security force, concentration camps already built and staffed, thousands of drones, total surveillance and everything else in place to clamp down with full jackbooted fascist rule. That, fellow Americans, is what the real “we”, we the American people, are facing. When some intelligence official says that Eric Snowden has “hurt the United States”, he means the National Security State of which he is a part, not the people of the United States, who have only benefited from these revelations. This national security state was already put in place by the National Security Act of 1947. Germany lost the war but after the death of FDR, our great anti-imperialist Fascist-fighting president, the fascist oligarchs in Wall Street and London who had financed the Nazis to begin with were able to resume control using their stooge Harry Truman. It took a few decades to wipe out the last remnants of democracy, but we are now on the verge of the final collapse, both politically and economically. The question is whether in these final hours the American people will snap out of this hypnotic trance they are in and realize what we are facing.

  6. tonywicher says:

    One thing to be cheerful about is the mass protest against Morsi in Egypt. This has the feeling of a real people’s revolution to me, not an Empire-managed “color revolution”. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded by the Empire in the 1920’s to serve its interests in the region. Islamism is an imperial construct (as is Zionism, by the way). Imperial agent Morsi must step down. Imperial agent Obama must step down too, and it’s past time for similar mass protests in this country. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood supporters say he was fairly elected and should be given three more years. Obama’s supporters say the same. I say impeachment is for times when the country can’t afford to wait three more years. Egypt can’t and we can’t, so call Congress, talk to community leaders, organize organize organize.

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