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Let’s be honest. The US attack on Mosul, Iraq, is not an attack on ISIS. It it a repeat of Israel’s operation Cast Lead in Gaza. The purpose is to kill as many Muslims for Israel as possible. Here is the evidence:

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/23/reports-us-airstrikes-killed-230-civilians-in-mosul-overnight/

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/23/child-victims-of-mosul-overwhelm-emergency-hospital/

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/23/un-warns-worst-is-yet-to-come-with-400000-civilians-trapped-in-western-mosul/

Remember, the reason ISIS is in Iraq and Syria is that the US equipped ISIS and sent ISIS to overthrow Assad when the British Parliament and the Russian government blocked Obama’s planned invasion of Syria. ISIS is Washington’s creation, just as is Al Qaeda.

After 16 years and trillions of dollars, the Afghan Taliban still holds sway over “the world’s only superpower” http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/23/taliban-captures-strategically-important-sangin-district-in-southern-afghanistan/. Here is a US general’s excuse for America’s military defeat:http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/23/us-general-russia-perhaps-supplying-taliban/ It is the Russians’ fault!

Why are the Democratic Party, the liberal/progressive/left, the twin idiots John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and the American and European peoples so unconcerned with the waste of trillions of dollars in the destruction of millions of lives and the infrastructures of Muslim countries along with the reputation of the Western World? How can it be that tranny toilet facilities are more important than the West’s ongoing gratuitous destruction of Muslim countries?

Why is the liberal/progressive/left helping the military/security complex add Russia to the list of Western Civilization’s war crimes?

How much evidence is required before it is clear that Western Civilization is empty of integrity, judgment, reason, morality, empathy, compassion, self-awareness, truth, empty of everything that Western Civilization once respected?

All that is left of the West is insouciance and unrestrained evil.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Military, Iraq, ISIS 
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  1. The fish rots from the head Mr. Roberts. Get out among the deplorables. For some of us our word is still our bond. Many of us are good Samaritans. Listen to some roots music. Sit in the park and feed the pidgins. We are subjects of a dying empire. When it is gone the people and the land will remain.

    • Agree: Andrei Martyanov
  2. Parbes says:

    Another refreshingly honest column by Paul Craig Roberts, in the midst of the cacophonous disinformation and propaganda-filled wasteland that is today’s “news and commentary information-space”. Well done, sir – please try to ensure that these writings of yours are gathered and preserved for posterity too!

  3. Roberts:

    “Let’s be honest. The US attack on Mosul, Iraq is not an attack on ISIS. It is a repeat of Israel’s operation Cast Lead in Gaza. The purpose is to kill as many Muslims for Israel as possible. . . .”

    Well, isn’t that what the U.S. Government always does for Israel?

  4. Cyrano says:

    The phony west pretends that it embraces diversity and multiculturalism, while in reality it’s terrified of different ideologies and cultures. The west thinks that the best way to ensure its survival is to eliminate the alternatives. They think that if they eliminate the competition, their long term prospects will drastically improve. The west proved to be completely intolerant of alternative political systems (communism) and even religions (Islam).

    In the case of Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan they were guilty of offences on both of those counts. For those who don’t know – Gaddafi’s and Saddam’s biggest offence wasn’t that they were dictators – the west couldn’t care less about that part – it was the fact that they were socialists. So is Assad by the way, and Afghanistan was also flirting with communism – that’s why they all had to be destroyed. Coincidentally they are all Muslims too, another thing that makes them stand out in the eyes of the west.

    The primary objective of US is to secure the survival of capitalism (or their preferred euphemism for it – democracy). Pretty much everything that they do, one way or another has this goal in mind – protecting capitalism.

    The very idea that if the west eliminates all alternatives to their political system – it will secure its survival forever and ever is idiotic.

    In the 18 century the prevalent political system was monarchy – and this still didn’t prevent the French revolution from happening. If you eliminate all threats to capitalism, you still can’t prevent the emergence of new ideas, and when it’s time for the capitalism to go – nothing will save it – if something better comes along.

  5. nickels says:

    I say all debt incurred from our politischwhore’s Israel wars be declared odious.

  6. Why are the Democratic Party, the liberal/progressive/left, the twin idiots John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and the American and European peoples so unconcerned with the waste of trillions of dollars in the destruction of millions of lives and the infrastructures of Muslim countries along with the reputation of the Western World? How can it be that tranny toilet facilities are more important than the West’s ongoing gratuitous destruction of Muslim countries?

    Who controls the media? Tell me who controls the media and I’ll tell you what the people believe.

    As long as the war profiteers and Neocons continue to run the media, the public will continue to be deluged with falsified propaganda. If you want to change public opinion, you have to somehow wrest control of the media from the inner party. Once that happens, you can broadcast the truth and watch support for the “War on Terror” collapse within hours.

    In his own way, Trump has (to some extent) delegitimized the establishment media. This is why they hate him so much. His refusal to go along with the narrative and his media critique (“fake news,” “dishonest people”) have broken the media’s monopoly on public discourse. Wikileaks has also had the same impact.

    Give me control of the media and overnight I’ll turn the public to our side.

  7. Well there is the post-1970’s Western value of letting all the babbling people out of insane asylums and letting them do what they want-that is still around.

    Obviously.

  8. Corvinus says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “Give me control of the media and overnight I’ll turn the public to our side.”

    With your own fake news stories and propaganda inspired by confirmation bias.

    Listen, why don’t you actually do something about the situation rather than comment on a blog. Run for political office. Become a reporter and openly challenge the media. As a white man with a high IQ, you have the credentials, right? Show us rather than tell us.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
  9. Corvinus says:

    “How much evidence is required before it is clear that Western Civilization is empty of integrity, judgment, reason, morality, empathy, compassion, self-awareness, truth, empty of everything that Western Civilization once respected?”

    Another wild generation on the part of PCR. Listen, the reality is that white Americans in general are concerned about American civilization. “Saving” Western Civilization is an Alt-Right meme.

  10. How much evidence is required before it is clear that Western Civilization is empty of integrity, judgment, reason, morality, empathy, compassion, self-awareness, truth, empty of everything that Western Civilization once respected?

    Among the excellent works of Nathaniel Hawthorne is a short story, “Young Goodman Brown”. It would serve well for those who think of the US, or the West, or really any human beings, now or in the past, as being overly possessed of the virtues enbolded above.

    Somewhere in the Bible it says that a man who thinks the old days were better is a fool, IIRC either Ecclesiastes or Proverbs.

  11. What a load of tripe. Contra, we have first: the Superbowl. Second, we have Reality Television. Third, there are at least ten Americans who can name all three elements in the Bill of Rights.

    The schools are putting out teacher health and retirement benefits that fully 4% of their students can read. They’ve had breakthroughs in mathematics, where no child is below average. Students no longer have to rely on thermometers or archaic data to know the temperature is rising every year.

    Our sons and daughters can be any sex they wish, including animals. Our brightest are fresh for work at age 25, having never worked a day in their lives, in careers like sexting and facebook.

    Fiat money and the Federal Reserve – obvious on the face of it.

    I could go on. But more than anything else, it is the women in the west who are going to pull this out of the fire. When the men can finally follow suit and march with a dick on their heads, but inverted to a vagina inside their skull – we won’t need to worry about our politicians giving money and weapons to Wahhabi head choppers to run wild raping and killing Christians.

    It’s looking better all the time.

  12. TheJester says:

    In retrospect, we lost our Western values after WWII. Little did we know that the elites had secretly banded together in the late 1940s and 1950s to do away with nation states as the cause of global wars and replace them with continental-wide trading associations run by banks and global corporations. Indeed, fascism did not die with the Nazis. It emerged victorious in WWII!

    The populace was not supposed to know. The elites maintained the illusion of democracy in Western Europe and the United States … but they were Potemkin villages. The intelligence services banded together to subvert any threats to their evolving New World Order. This included Operation Gladio that specialized in assassinating Western European politicians with leftist or nationalist leanings. This included assassinating President Kennedy in 1963.

    Then, through a false confidence perhaps, the elites finally dropped the pretenses and exposed their plan for the New World Order with open borders and the free transfers of capital and workers among what used to be called nation states. Indeed, we could now understand the previously hidden agendas for the European Union, the US Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, and the new regional trade treaties. We could understand why the United States attacked Iraq and created Al-Qaeda and ISIS to destroy Mideastern nation states to secure oil for the New World Order.

    The exposure began in earnest with President Obama, who decided to rule through executive orders and suspend the Federal laws governing immigration. Over the eight years of his administration, millions of Mexicans and others decamped for the United States. The Europeans then suffered the same exposure to the New World Order when Chancellor Merkel suspended the EU regulations governing refugees and invited millions of Muslim immigrants to populate low-birthrate countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden.

    Finally, we could understand the political agendas of the Bushes, the Clintons, and Obama — the New World Order brought to us by the Democrans and the Republicrats. We could understand what President H. W. Brush meant when he talked about the New World Order and why President Clinton pressed so hard for NAFTA. We could understand why Western European countries sanctioned nationalists as extremists and banned nationalism as “hate speech”.

    Then, counterrevolution: BRITEX, Trump, Le Pen ….

    The elites are now exposed and very concerned. As Senator McCain (R) recently lamented, “In a New World Order under enormous strain” and in “the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism (a.k.a. nationalism) … we can’t stand by and lament, we’ve got to be involved.”

    The battle is on!

  13. Ivan K. says:

    Judge Neil Gorsuch was a champion of torture in the GWB administration!
    Psychiatrist Dr. Steve Pieczenik talks about what it means, and about the neocon rats finding a home in the Trump administration:

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOzRYDdvZQo)

  14. @JohnnyWalker123

    Give me control of the media and overnight I’ll turn the public to our side.

    Oh, come on. Three days, minimum. One day for denial. One day for anger. Third day: Acceptance. 😉

  15. @Corvinus

    “How much evidence is required before it is clear that Western Civilization is empty of integrity, judgment, reason, morality, empathy, compassion, self-awareness, truth, empty of everything that Western Civilization once respected?”

    Another wild generation on the part of PCR. Listen, the reality is that white Americans in general are concerned about American civilization. “Saving” Western Civilization is an Alt-Right meme.

    Perhaps you meant “generalization” — “generation” suggesting an inaccurate characterization.

    Perhaps “integrity, judgment, reason” et al still get lip-service in many quarters, but as an extant example of Western Civilization? No, ‘fraid not. A pocket here and there, but for the most part, what was once Western Civilization is a smoking ruin, where jackals pick the bones of the empire.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  16. @Corvinus

    I’d say there are several ways to take over the media.

    1. The Gulenist approach. Push your supporters to secretly infiltrate institutions and, over decades, take over. Unfortunately, this obviously takes a long time and is difficult.

    2. Starting alternative media. This is what Alt-Righters are doing on Youtube and Twitter. Contrary to what you assert, even this site is Alt Media. Posting here influences people, especially if internet traffick is high or people find our posts through google searches.

    3. Take over the govt and then use state power to take control of the media. State power can mean coercion, but it can also mean an outright takeover. This hasn’t happened yet here, but there’s a history of this approach being used. Trump sort of has done this already with FOX News and most of the conservative media outlets. Personally, I think liberals and conservatives should come to a compromise. Half the media outlets can become Alt Right/Trumpian, the other half can become Alt-Left.

    If you’re wondering what Alt-Left looks like, here’s a video.

    They should be given half the media outlets. We should take the other half. All the establishment people should be driven to the fringes and taken out of public life.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  17. Corvinus says:
    @The Real John Jeremiah Smith

    Yes, I meant generalization.

    “A pocket here and there, but for the most part, what was once Western Civilization is a smoking ruin, where jackals pick the bones of the empire.”

    Again, Americans generally do not at matters from a Western Civilization lens, but from an American civilization perspective.

  18. Corvinus says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “1. The Gulenist approach. Push your supporters to secretly infiltrate institutions and, over decades, take over. Unfortunately, this obviously takes a long time and is difficult.”

    So, employ the same methods used by SJW’s to suit your own ends. How does this process make truth relevant and important? How is this process not driven by propaganda and alternative facts? You are no different than say the Jews and their “control” of the media. Would you not also be the subject of intense criticism for your brand of rhetoric and vitriol?

    “2. Starting alternative media. This is what Alt-Righters are doing on Youtube and Twitter. Contrary to what you assert, even this site is Alt Media. Posting here influences people, especially if internet traffick is high or people find our posts through google searches.”

    Which is a noble endeavor.

    “Personally, I think liberals and conservatives should come to a compromise. Half the media outlets can become Alt Right/Trumpian, the other half can become Alt-Left.”

    No need to compromise, since we already have this in place.

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