- Pervez Musharraf, the puppet installed by the US to rule
Pakistan in the interest of US hegemony, resigned August 18 to avoid impeachment.
Karl Rove and the Diebold electronic voting machines were unable to control
the result of the last election in Pakistan, the result of which gave Pakistanis
a bigger voice in their government than America's.
- It was obvious to anyone with any sense -- which excludes
the entire Bush Regime and almost all of the "foreign policy community
-- that the illegal and gratuitous US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq,
and Israel's 2006 bombing of Lebanon civilians with US blessing, would
result in the overthrow of America's Pakistani puppet.
- The imbecilic Bush Regime ensured Musharraf's overthrow
by pressuring their puppet to conduct military operations against tribesmen
in Pakistani border areas, whose loyalties were to fellow Muslims and not
to American hegemony. When Musharraf's military operations didn't produce
the desired result, the idiotic Americans began conducting their own military
operations within Pakistan with bombs and missiles. This finished off
- When the Bush Regime began its wars in the Middle East,
I predicted, correctly, that Musharraf would be one victim. The American
puppets in Egypt and Jordan may be the next to go.
- Back during the Nixon years, my Ph.D. dissertation chairman,
Warren Nutter, was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security
Affairs. One day in his Pentagon office I asked him how the US government
got foreign governments to do what the US wanted. "Money," he
- "You mean foreign aid?" I asked.
- "No," he replied, "we just buy the leaders
- It wasn't a policy he had implemented. He inherited
it and, although the policy rankled with him, he could do nothing about
it. Nutter believed in persuasion and that if you could not persuade people,
you did not have a policy.
- Nutter did not mean merely third world potentates were
bought. He meant the leaders of England, France, Germany, Italy, all the
allies everywhere were bought and paid for.
- They were allies because they were paid. Consider Tony
Blair. Blair's own head of British intelligence told him that the Americans
were fabricating the evidence to justify their already planned attack on
Iraq. This was fine with Blair, and you can see why, with his multi-million
dollar payoff once he was out of office.
- The American-educated thug, Saakashkvili the War Criminal,
who is president of Georgia, was installed by the US taxpayer funded National
Endowment for Democracy, a neocon operation whose purpose is to ring Russia
with US military bases, so that America can exert hegemony over Russia.
- Every agreement that President Reagan made with Mikhail
Gorbachev has been broken by Reagan's successors. Reagan's was the last
American government whose foreign policy was not made by the Israeli-allied
neoconservatives. During the Reagan years, the neocons made several runs
at it, but each ended in disaster for Reagan, and he eventually drove them
from his government.
- Even the anti-Soviet Committee on the Present Danger
regarded the neocons as dangerous lunatics. I remember the meeting when
a member tried to bring
- the neocons into the committee, and old line American
establishment representatives, such as former Treasury Secretary Douglas
Dillon, hit the roof.
- The Committee on the Present Danger regarded the neocons
as crazy people who would get America into a nuclear war with the Soviet
Union. The neocons hated President Reagan, because he ended the cold war
with diplomacy, when they desired
- a military victory over the Soviet Union.
- Deprived of this, the neocons now want victory over Russia.
- Today, Reagan is gone. The Republican Establishment
is gone. There are no conservative power centers, only neoconservative
power centers closely allied with Israel, which uses the billions of dollars
funneled into Israeli coffers by US taxpayers to influence US elections
and foreign policy.
- The Republican candidate for president is a warmonger.
There are no checks remaining in the Republican Party on the neocons'
proclivity for war. What Republican constituencies oppose war? Can anyone
- The Democrats are not much better, but they have some
constituencies that are not enamored of war in order to establish US world
hegemony. The Rapture Evangelicals, who fervently desire Armageddon, are
not Democrats; nor are the brainwashed Brownshirts desperate to vent their
frustrations by striking at someone, somewhere, anywhere.
- I get emails from these Brownshirts and attest that their
hate-filled ignorance is extraordinary. They are all Republicans, and yet
they think they are conservatives. They have no idea who I am, but since
I criticize the Bush Regime and America's belligerent foreign policy, they
think I am a "liberal commie pinko."
- The only literate sentence this legion of fools has ever
managed is: "If you hate America so much, why don't you move to Cuba!"
- Such is the current state of a Reagan political appointee
in today's Republican Party. He is a "liberal commie pinko"
who should move to Cuba.
- The Republicans will get us into more wars. Indeed,
they live for war. McCain is preaching war for 100 years. For these warmongers,
it is like cheering for your home team. Win at all costs. They get a vicarious
pleasure out of war. If the US has to tell lies in order to attack countries,
what's wrong with that? "If we don't kill them over there, they will
kill us over here."
- The mindlessness is total.
- Nothing real issues from the American press, which is
about demonizing Russia and Iran, about the vice presidential choices as
if it matters, about whether Obama being on vacation let McCain score too
- The mindlessness of the news reflects the mindlessness
of the government, for which it is a spokesperson.
- The American media do not serve American democracy or
American interests. They serve the few people who exercise power.
- When the Soviet Union collapsed, the US and Israel made
a run at controlling Russia and the former constituent parts of its empire.
For awhile the US and Israel succeeded, but Putin put a stop to it.
- Recognizing that the US had no intention of keeping any
of the agreements it had made with Gorbachev, Putin directed the Russian
military budget to upgrading the Russian nuclear deterrent. Consequently,
the Russian army and air force lack the smart weapons and electronics of
the US military.
- When the Russian army went into Georgia to rescue the
Russians in South Ossetia from the destruction being inflicted upon them
by the American puppet Saakashvili, the Russians made it clear that if
they were opposed by American troops with smart weapons, they would deal
with the threat with tactical nuclear weapons.
- The Americans were the first to announce preemptive nuclear
attack as their permissible war doctrine. Now the Russians have announced
the tactical use of nuclear weapons as their response to American smart
- It is obvious that American foreign policy, with its
goal of ringing Russia with US military bases, is leading directly to nuclear
war. Every American needs to realize this fact. The US government's insane
hegemonic foreign policy is a direct threat to life on the planet.
- Russia has made no threats against America. The post-Soviet
Russian government has sought to cooperate with the US and Europe. Russia
has made it clear over and over that it is prepared to obey international
law and treaties. It is the Americans who have thrown international law
and treaties into the trash can, not the Russians.
- In order to keep the billions of dollars in profits flowing
to its contributors in the US military-security complex, the Bush Regime
has rekindled the cold war. As American living standards decline and the
prospects for university graduates deteriorate, "our" leaders
in Washington commit us to a hundred years of war.
- If you desire to be poor, oppressed, and eventually vaporized
in a nuclear war, vote Republican.
- Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street
Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is
coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at: PaulCraigRoberts@yahoo.com