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The extraordinary propaganda being conducted against Russia by the US and UK governments and Ministries of Propaganda, a.k.a., the “Western media,” have the purpose of driving the world to war that no one can win. European governments need to rouse themselves from insouciance, because Europe will be the first to be vaporized due to the US missile bases that Europe hosts to guarantee its “security.”

As reported by Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge, the Russian response to the extra-legal ruling of a corrupt court in the Netherlands, which had no jurisdiction over the case on which it ruled, awarding $50 billion dollars from the Russian government to shareholders of Yukos, a corrupt entity that was looting Russia and evading taxes, is telling. Asked what Russia would do about the ruling, an advisor to President Putin replied, “There is a war coming in Europe.” Do you really think this ruling matters?”

The West has ganged up on Russia, because the West is totally corrupt. The wealth of the elites is based not only on looting weaker countries whose leaders can be purchased (read John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man for instruction on how the looting works), but also on looting their own citizens. The American elites excel at looting their fellow citizens and have wiped out most of the US middle class in the new 21st century.

In contrast, Russia has emerged from tyranny and from a government based on lies, while the US and UK submerge into tyranny shielded by lies. Western elites desire to loot Russia, a juicy prize, and there stands Putin in the way. The solution is to get rid of him like they got rid of President Yanukovich in Ukraine.

The looting elites and the neoconservative hegemonists have the same goal: make Russia a vassal state. This goal unites the Western financial imperialists with the political imperialists.

I have recorded for readers the propaganda that is used in order to demonize Putin and Russia. But even I was stunned by the astounding and vicious lies in the UK publication The Economist on July 26. The cover is Putin’s face in a spider web, and, you guessed it, the cover story is “A Web of Lies.” http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21608645-vladimir-putins-epic-deceits-have-grave-consequences-his-people-and-outside-world-web?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709

You need to read this propaganda both in order to see the gutter level of propaganda in the West and the obvious drive to war with Russia. There is no evidence whatsoever in the story to support The Economist’s wild accusations and demand for the end of Western “appeasement” of Russia and the harshest possible action against Putin.

The kind of reckless lies and transparent propaganda that comprises The Economist’s story has no other purpose than to drive the world to war.

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The Western elites and governments are not merely totally corrupt, they are insane. As I have previously written, don’t expect to live much longer. In this video one of Putin’s advisors and Russian journalists speak openly of US plans for a first strike on Russia:
http://financearmageddon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/official-warning-u-s-to-hit-russia-with.html

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. syonredux says:

    “The Western elites and governments are not merely totally corrupt, they are insane. As I have previously written, don’t expect to live much longer. ”

    Such glee in prophesying doom, Paul. It rather reminds me of all those fundamentalist Christian nutters who go around preaching that the end is nigh…

    I do hope that you are not too disappointed when the eagerly anticipated nuclear Armageddon does not arrive on schedule.

    Don’t lose hope though; there will be other crises to stoke your feverish dreams of universal annihilation.

  2. syonredux says:

    RE: Paul Craig Roberts and Putin,

    One imagines that somewhere in PCR’s home there is a hidden chamber, a place known only to him. In PCR’s moments of deepest doubt, he goes there, seeking solace and spiritual renewal.

    Once there, he prostrates himself before an icon depicting Putin, shirtless and on horseback. Staring into those masterful eyes, so free of any human weakness, PCR finds his faith restored. He can now rededicate himself to the holy cause of Putin, the savior of Mankind…..

    • Replies: @Gilles
  3. Gilles says:
    @syonredux

    One imagines that somewhere in PCR’s home there is a hidden chamber, a place known only to him. In PCR’s moments of deepest doubt, he goes there, seeking solace and spiritual renewal.

    Once there, he prostrates himself before an icon depicting Putin, shirtless and on horseback.

    It’s not difficult to understand PCR’s respect for a leader who cares for the national interest. Compare this with our neoconservatives.

    Iirc, Vanity Fair once interviewed Douglas Feith, Bush II’s very neoconservative Under Secretary of Defense, a man Gen. Tommy Franks described as “the dumbest fucking guy on the planet” and one – judging from your commentary – you would find common ground.

    Of course I entirely concur with Franks. However the one creepy thing I recall most vividly about the interview is the description of Feith’s residence festooned with a bust of Churchill and a portrait of Theodore Herzl.

    No, not Locke or Voltaire or Burke or Hobbes. Churchill and Herzl.

    Read into that however you like.

    -G

    • Replies: @syonredux
  4. Sean c says:

    Yes these people are insane. These attacks on Putin are unbelievable. Sure he is not the greatest guy, but in the Ukraine his position is sensible. Crimea and the Donbass are basically Russian areas it’s not like he is annexing Germany. Ukraine will be better off without them as they are different people. As for all this nazi stuff. The Ukraine was justified with joining the Germans in WWII because the soviets were their enemy.

  5. syonredux says:
    @Gilles

    Gilles:”It’s not difficult to understand PCR’s respect for a leader who cares for the national interest. Compare this with our neoconservatives.”

    MMMM, respect seems too mild a word for describing PCR’s feelings towards Putin. Words like adoration, veneration, worship, etc, seem to better fit the bill.

    Gilles:”Iirc, Vanity Fair once interviewed Douglas Feith, Bush II’s very neoconservative Under Secretary of Defense, a man Gen. Tommy Franks described as “the dumbest fucking guy on the planet” and one – judging from your commentary – you would find common ground.”

    How so, dear fellow? Feith and PCR are mirror images of one another. They are both driven by Manichean notions of good and evil. Of course, it would be vastly entertaining to lock them in a room together…

    “Of course I entirely concur with Franks. However the one creepy thing I recall most vividly about the interview is the description of Feith’s residence festooned with a bust of Churchill and a portrait of Theodore Herzl.

    No, not Locke or Voltaire or Burke or Hobbes. Churchill and Herzl.

    Read into that however you like.”

    MMMM, makes Feith seem even more Putin-esque than I had previously thought…

  6. syonredux [AKA "karl99"] says:

    Roberts is right. America is evil and wants to destroy Russia and the whole world. Butchering the Indians was not enough. The Americans want to butcher the whole world.

    The only hope is Mexico. If enough Mexicans live in USA, perhaps their goodness will change America. Mexicans are good people. They had sex with the Indians. They are the cosmic race. Americans are evil killers but Mexicans are good. Mexicans like Russia.

  7. nano says:

    From the Economist article mentioned

    “IN 1991, when Soviet Communism collapsed, it seemed as if the Russian people might at last have the chance to become citizens of a normal Western democracy. Vladimir Putin’s disastrous contribution to Russia’s history has been to set his country on a different path.”

    The dishonesty in ignoring the long years of looting and pillaging of Russia by the oligarchs with the full support of the western banking mafia is breath taking.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  8. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:
    @syonredux

    The Mexicans voted and installed the War Criminal Kenyan Foriegner POTUS twice!!! As a reward, this very large,high fertility,nonwhite voting block gets another opportunty to insall another nonwhite War Criminal Democratic Dear Leader POTUS…every four years.

    What’s the point of arguing with a leftist who has a cardboard cartoon character view of the World? Probably very pointless……

    As for syon…..can you give us a number as to how many Ukrainian Russians you want to murder?..what would be an acceptable number?… And should Vladimir Putin tolerate this indefinitely?..What happens if he doesn’t?

    • Replies: @syonredux
    , @syonredux
  9. syonredux says:

    “The Western elites and governments are not merely totally corrupt, they are insane. As I have previously written, don’t expect to live much longer. ”

    Imminent doom, eh?One of the fun things about doomsayers like PCR is that they have back catalogues. Here’s a somewhat earlier PCR prophecy, written back in the misty epoch that was 2010:

    “It was 2017. Clans were governing America.

    The first clans organized around local police forces. The conservatives’ war on crime during the late 20th century and the Bush/Obama war on terror during the first decade of the 21st century had resulted in the police becoming militarized and unaccountable.

    As society broke down, the police became warlords. The state police broke apart, and the officers were subsumed into the local forces of their communities. The newly formed tribes expanded to encompass the relatives and friends of the police.

    The dollar had collapsed as world reserve currency in 2012 when the worsening economic depression made it clear to Washington’s creditors that the federal budget deficit was too large to be financed except by the printing of money.”

    http://www.infowars.com/the-year-america-dissolved/

    Yes, I’m sure that we all recall the dollar’s collapse in 2012 and America’s subsequent decline into ROAD WARRIOR style anarchy….

  10. syonredux says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    “As for syon…..can you give us a number as to how many Ukrainian Russians you want to murder?”

    Somewhere between zero and none, I should think.

    “..what would be an acceptable number?”

    As noted above, between zero and none sounds good.

    “… And should Vladimir Putin tolerate this indefinitely?..What happens if he doesn’t?”

    MMMM, seems that someone thinks that I am somehow in favor of our current policy vis-a-vis Russia/Ukraine. I am not. The neocons need to understand that Russia is totally unimportant. It’s a resource extraction economy. Nigeria with nukes and White people. I think that Putin should have a totally free hand in Ukraine. What difference does it make to the US if Russia dominates Ukraine. None. It’s a clown show.

    As for the future….Some sabre rattling. An uptick in defense spending. Ukraine will probably end up splitting into Western and Eastern halves. No big whoop.

    As for PCR, he needs to veer away from Russia/Ukraine and look to the Camp of the Saints massing on our borders. Open Borders/Mass Immigration from Latin America is the real threat to America.

  11. syonredux [AKA "karl99"] says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    “The Mexicans voted and installed the War Criminal Kenyan Foriegner POTUS twice!!!”

    Obama is good man. He is not American. When he does bad things it is because of Americans.

    ” As a reward, this very large,high fertility,nonwhite voting block gets another opportunty to insall another nonwhite War Criminal Democratic Dear Leader POTUS…every four years.”

    This is good. When there are enough Mexicans in USA, they will be able to elect president who will not listen to evil Americans. Then the world will be free of evil America.

  12. syonredux says:

    Here’s PCR’s “patriotic” stance on mass immigration:

    “I have nothing against immigration in principle and nothing against Mexicans. Illegals, or what are known in the construction trades as “first generation Mexicans,” are hard workers. They show up for work sober. They will work from dawn to dark and on holidays. They don’t take a job in order to restore their eligibility for unemployment compensation, or in order to claim or arrange an injury that pays worker’s compensation and drives up the worker’s comp tax on the employer until he can no longer compete for contracts.

    [….]

    If I could rid America of neoconservatives, I would accept the entire population of Mexico.”

    http://www.creators.com/opinion/paul-craig-roberts/the-immigration-bill-another-failure-of-government.html

    Yep, PCR loves America so much that he wants it to become Mexico north. Perhaps he should team-up with Fred Reed?

  13. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:
    @syonredux

    Societies do in fact collapse. Mathematician John Casti recently wrote an interesting book about this two years back. The Tri-State area experienced first hand what the collapse of society would be like during Sandy for the month after. Two weeks after the gas deliveries stopped….out to the gas station for rationed gas at 4 am…fist fights were breaking out at gas stations all over the tri-state area. National Guard riding in humvees with loaded m-16s…things got very primitive….

    Look, I a not trying to convince you of anything because if you really do believe your own comments…you are a fool and that’s it…..

    For the rest of you…the six billion spent so far by the Kenyan Foriegner POTUS exterminating Ukranian Ethnic Russians could have been spent subsidizing the college education of every White Teenage Male from the economically distressed American Heartland being lied to in the Army Recruiters Office….future canon fodder and Walter Reed Army Hospital limbness basket case lying on top of bed pan begging in his mind to be euthanized. You want to know what a Johnny got his gun basket case looks like? Go to Google..type in Smedley Butley..click on images…its there…..a photo of a WW1 basket case among the photos of General Smedley Butler…you can’t miss it….go have a look will you now….

    • Replies: @syonredux
    , @syonredux
  14. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:
    @syonredux

    PCR use to be great on immigration. I hear horror story after horror from overwhelmed and beleagured White Americans…mostly in the engineering..programming professions…and nursing…about being undercut in both wages and bargaining power vis a vis the Bossman as a direct consequence of the H-1 and L-1 B visa programs which is an extreme act of economic violence against these White Americans.

    And I think this is drectly related to the reason why there is 0 resistance to the very real possiblilty of nuclear war with Russia. Millions of White Americans are in a very desperate a few -paychecks-away-from-the-street-day by day survival mode because post-1965 Immigration Policy has globalized US domestic Labor Markets…its a brutal rat race..just the that multibillionaire “demigod” Bill Gates wants it And when you throw in the very regressive property tax which interacts in a very nasty way with nonwhite legal immigration..well, I think this works against a full-blown populist antiwar movement to hold the Republican-Democratic Party War Criminals accountable. This is why I believe the situation is as dangerous as Paul Craig Roberts lays it out.

    Unfortunately, I believe Paul Craig Roberts has fallen for the Leftist trap of romanticizing post-1965 nonwhites…very much a CounterPuncher these days.

  15. syonredux says:

    “Societies do in fact collapse. Mathematician John Casti recently wrote an interesting book about this two years back.”

    Of course they do, dear fellow. History is full of examples: Mycenae, the Mayans, Western Europe after the Fall of Rome. PCR, though, was prophesying in 2010 that America would collapse in 2012. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. Perhaps PCR needs to learn that it does not profit a prophet to be too specific in his forecasts…

    “The Tri-State area experienced first hand what the collapse of society would be like during Sandy for the month after.”

    It did? I was living in the Tri-State area when Sandy hit. I don’t recall things reaching ROAD WARRIOR levels. Unpleasant for a few days, but nothing more.

    “Two weeks after the gas deliveries stopped….out to the gas station for rationed gas at 4 am…fist fights were breaking out at gas stations all over the tri-state area. National Guard riding in humvees with loaded m-16s…things got very primitive….”

    “Very primitive?” Dear fellow, it didn’t even reach New Orleans levels of “primitive.”

  16. Mike says:

    What difference does it make whether he used 2017, 2012, or some other year? It wasn’t a prediction as much as it was a warning or a fictionalized rendition of a possible American future.

    • Replies: @syonredux
  17. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    And I can assure Paul Craig Roberts that the demographic shift in California’s workforce is a direct consequene of the imported Mexican scab labor using violence on the worksite against blue collar Native Born White Americans to drive them out…isn’t this what you call ethnic cleanising? I have met some of these White Americans from California who told me their horror stories. A year ago, Vdare.com’s Alan Wall wrote a vdare.com column about anthropological field research done in California describing the actual process of how Native Born White American Labor was driven out of California Labor markets:Mexican Nationals using physical violence against the White Natives.

    I know a Native White Male Construction Worker who was beaten up by Mexican Nationals on on construction site in Westchester County NY…he was in fear of his life and fled….Paul Craig Roberts who is freting about Nuclear WWW3 is ok with this kind of stuff apparently.

  18. syonredux [AKA "karl99"] says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    “For the rest of you…the six billion spent so far by the Kenyan Foriegner POTUS exterminating Ukranian Ethnic Russians could have been spent subsidizing the college education of every White Teenage Male from the economically distressed American Heartland being lied to in the Army Recruiters Office….future canon fodder and Walter Reed Army Hospital limbness basket case lying on top of bed pan begging in his mind to be euthanized. You want to know what a Johnny got his gun basket case looks like? Go to Google..type in Smedley Butley..click on images…its there…..a photo of a WW1 basket case among the photos of General Smedley Butler…you can’t miss it….go have a look will you now….”

    This prove my point. American were evil 100 years ago. First they kill Indians and enslave Blacks. Then they kill Brown people in Latin America and make the ones who survive their slaves. Then Americans kill Germans and make the ones who live their slaves.

    Now Americans try to kill Russians. Ones who live will be slaves to Americans. Whole world will be slave to Americans.

    America is evil because Americans are evil. Only hope is to get rid of Americans. The good Brown people of Latin America must use their numbers to take over America. Brown people will stop evil Americans.

  19. syonredux says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    “Look, I a not trying to convince you of anything because if you really do believe your own comments…you are a fool and that’s it…..”

    Merely keeping a level head, dear fellow. Unlike PCR and the neocons, I try not to get hysterical; it interferes with thinking.

  20. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:
    @syonredux

    The National Guard armed with m-16s in their Humvees were called out….fist fights were in fact starting to break out at gas stations. Imagine if the gas shortage had lasted into a month. At least where I was trapped when I said to strangers I was hanging out with: “we are early looking at the early stages of the collapse of Civilization in the US as a “joke”….no contrarian blatherings were detected…they all got it and understood the obvious truth of my comments in their gut. …it wasn’t a joke

    • Replies: @syonredux
  21. syonredux says:
    @Mike

    “What difference does it make whether he used 2017, 2012, or some other year? It wasn’t a prediction as much as it was a warning or a fictionalized rendition of a possible American future.”

    It’s significant because it shows his predilection for apocalyptic scenarios. The nearness of his date for the end (a vision of 2017 as seen from 2010, with 2012 being the tipping point) also shows his need for the collapse to be imminent. Of course, this need for an imminent fall blinds him to the slow motion disaster that is mass immigration from Latin America.

    Prophets tend to fall into two camps. On the one hand, you have the pie-in-the-sky cloudcuckoo landers, who see only blue skies and bright horizons. On the other, you have the doomsayers who see destruction around everyone corner.

    As both tendencies cause Romantic distortions, they both need to be avoided.

    PCR, with his feverish dreams of imminent apocalypse, falls into the latter camp.

  22. The Economist vigorously supported Iraq War II. It is just another corrupted MSM outlet.

  23. syonredux says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    “The National Guard armed with m-16s in their Humvees were called out”

    Yet somehow looters were not being lined up against walls and shot…

    “….fist fights were in fact starting to break out at gas stations.”

    I saw a fist fight at a gas station last week…

    ” Imagine if the gas shortage had lasted into a month.”

    I’m sure that Lord Humungus would have stepped in by then.

    ” At least where I was trapped when I said to strangers I was hanging out with: “we are early looking at the early stages of the collapse of Civilization in the US as a “joke”….no contrarian blatherings were detected…they all got it and understood the obvious truth of my comments in their gut. …it wasn’t a joke”

    We are always in the early stages of something, dear fellow…

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