On The Threshold of War

HELP ENLIGHTEN YOUR FELLOWS. BE SURE TO PASS THIS ON. SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON IT.
Just remember it was the media and the neocons, as expressions of American imperialism, that did this to the world. With ample help from the entire rotten political class on both sides of the Atlantic.

UPDATE

There is no longer any doubt that the criminally insane government in Washington is driving the world to the last war.

https://www.rt.com/news/423634-unsc-security-threats-syria-chemical/

https://www.rt.com/news/423627-russian-military-checks-chemical-douma/

UPDATE:

As Americans we must face the possibility that we have a criminally insane government in Washington that is leading the world to destruction.

A Russian Government Press Release:

False information is being planted about the alleged use of chlorine and other toxic agents by the Syrian government forces. The latest fake news about a chemical attack on Douma was reported yesterday. These reports are again referenced to the notorious White Helmets, which have been proved more than once to be working hand in glove with the terrorists, as well as to other pseudo-humanitarian organisations headquartered in the UK and the US.
We recently warned of the possibility of such dangerous provocations. The goal of these absolutely unsubstantiated lies is to protect the terrorists and the irreconcilable radical opposition that has rejected a political settlement, as well as to justify the possible use of force by external actors.
We have to say once again that military interference in Syria, where Russian forces have been deployed at the request of the legitimate government, under contrived and false pretexts is absolutely unacceptable and can lead to very grave consequences.

http://www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3155552?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw&_101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw_languageId=en_GB

This is John Helmer’s interpretation of the warning:

“WHEN THE RULE OF LAW WAS DESTROYED IN SALISBURY, LONDON AND THE HAGUE, AND THE RULE OF FRAUD DECLARED IN WASHINGTON, THAT LEAVES ONLY THE RULE OF FORCE IN THE WORLD. THE STAVKA [the high command of the Russian armed forces] MET IN MOSCOW ON GOOD FRIDAY AND IS READY. THE FOREIGN MINISTRY ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY “THE GRAVEST CONSEQUENCES”. THIS MEANS ONE AMERICAN SHOT AT A RUSSIAN SOLDIER, THEN WE ARE AT WAR. NOT INFOWAR, NOT CYBERWAR, NOT ECONOMIC WAR, NOT PROXY WAR. WORLD WAR.”

http://johnhelmer.org/?p=17680

I hope that the situation is not this severe.

On The Threshold of War

“The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.” — The Saker

https://russia-insider.com/en/russia-ready-war-mood-prime-time-tv-grim/ri23019

“The US generals, unlike the US politicians and media and US administration, are risk-averse if the outcome may be catastrophic.” — Gilbert Doctorow

https://russia-insider.com/en/were-not-going-war-not-yet-last-nights-russian-tv-analysis/ri23024

Above are two of the three most intelligent and reliable Russian experts. The third is Professor Stephen Cohen, who worries, as I do, that an arrogant Washington drowning in hubris is provoking Russia to war.

The Saker has concluded that the Russians have concluded that it has been a mistake to put up with Washington’s lies, insults, and orchestrated events and have decided that if the dumbshit Americans attack Syria, Russia is going to take out the US forces involved.

Doctorow has concluded that as dumbshit as Washington is, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff have more sense and will not go along with an attack on a Russian ally.

I hope that Doctorow is correct. However, with that crazed demented warmonger John Bolton sitting in the White House next to Trump, who enjoys the role of tough guy, I am more scared by The Saker’s reading than I am reassured by Doctorow’s.

There are reports, the validity of which I cannot confirm at this time, that the entirety of the Russian military has been put on high alert, not merely the Russian forces in Syria. See for example: http://defence-blog.com/news/russia-suddenly-puts-troops-alert.html

Nikki Haley’s threats against Russia today in the UN do not support Doctorow’s hopes that reason will prevail in Washington. The crazed bitch said that the US will act against the “monster” Assad with or without the UN.

Tough man Trump, sitting next to the crazed warmonger Bolton, declared that the alleged chemical attack in Syria “will be met and it will be met forcefully. We can’t let atrocities like we all witnessed… we can’t let that happen in our world, especially because of the power of the US, we are able to stop it.”

There was NO chemical attack by Syria. I know that for an absolute 100% fact. I would bet my life on it. Yet here is the US president declaring a total non-fact to be something “we all witnssed.” Little wonder that the Russians have concluded that the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.

If Doctorow is not correct that a sane US Joint Chiefs of Staff will prevail over the crazed President and his National Security Adviser, we are headed for war.

It is a war that the US will not win.

Notice, dear readers, that there is no mention of this pending crisis in the Western media. Instead the media whether CNN or the BBC has as the lead news story the FBI’s raid on Trump’s lawyer:

https://www.cnn.com

http://www.bbc.com/news

Insouciant Americans is too mild, isn’t it. Clueless is the correct word.

 


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About the Author
  Paul Craig Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. Roberts’ How the Economy Was Lost is now available from CounterPunch in electronic format. His latest book is The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.

 

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Parting shot—a word from the editors

The Best Definition of Donald Trump We Have Found

In his zeal to prove to his antagonists in the War Party that he is as bloodthirsty as their champion, Hillary Clinton, and more manly than Barack Obama, Trump seems to have gone “play-crazy” — acting like an unpredictable maniac in order to terrorize the Russians into forcing some kind of dramatic concessions from their Syrian allies, or risk Armageddon.However, the “play-crazy” gambit can only work when the leader is, in real life, a disciplined and intelligent actor, who knows precisely what actual boundaries must not be crossed. That ain’t Donald Trump — a pitifully shallow and ill-disciplined man, emotionally handicapped by obscene privilege and cognitively crippled by white American chauvinism. By pushing Trump into a corner and demanding that he display his most bellicose self, or be ceaselessly mocked as a “puppet” and minion of Russia, a lesser power, the War Party and its media and clandestine services have created a perfect storm of mayhem that may consume us all. Glen Ford, Editor in Chief, Black Agenda Report 

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2 thoughts on “On The Threshold of War

  1. One wonders if people remember the flawed but witty movie by Fellini called Satyricon which reflects cleverly also the present chaos of US political life. Indeed, one could paraphrase Marx in saying:” History repeats itself first as farce then as tragedy”. From Watergate to White Water we have now Stormy gate and all its tentacles. The political discourse especially it seems in the US is divided into two levels, that of the public infighting in the media supported by their factions in congress and senate with a sprinkling of one-sided intellectuals and an assortment of military and legal ‘advisors’ and on the other hand what is called the deep state but are in fact the deciding and ruling cliques. What goes on there is not published nor ever discussed because that would be like giving the game away. It is very carefully hidden from any public discourse or oversight and thus the myth of democratic action and participation is kept alive. The repeat of the present political farce may well turn into tragedy in the way it is now going, so fasten your seat belts.

  2. The problem with seeking out and/or targeting miscreants in high places is that power is given to these people by the society itself, the structure of the system that allows certain groups of profiteers to grow. For example, the haute-bourgeoisie that already ruled the economic life of France during the Ancien Regime, benefitted by the destruction of the profiteering aristocracy, to the effect that during the Directorate and the Napoleonic era, the bourgeoisie rose to total power never released even till today.

    The French Revolution, carried by the French masses became simply a passing on of power from prior bourgeois generations to following bourgeois generations with a popular Constitution that sealed the transformation into laws benefiting like in the US, a constellation of freedoms designed to foster trade and industrialization. A greater deception could not have been perpetrated on the public.

    But to reach their goal scapegoats were expressly designed to direct the concentrated fury of the oppressed classes in France to the high aristocracy and royalty so that the haute-bourgeoisie could survive. The guilt of the nobles in power depended solely on the rights that were given to them and were protected by the Ancien Regime’s laws. That these laws were instituted and enforced by the powers-that-be to benefit only them and no-one else is logical within a system that will allow it.

    In short it makes no sense to direct one’s hatred towards an upper layer of society that profits from the labor of the many without an understanding that it is society itself that is the culprit. Therefore, it is not just a Rockefeller but a cadre of similar profiteers that use and misuse the system. And thus, rather than revealing the deep structural problems of capitalist society which could open a venue towards change, the task for the media and the political pundits is to protect the societal structure by pointing to power holders.

    Removing them like in France does not change the underpinnings of the problem. A deluded, fallacious media will keep vilifying Trump as if his removal will solve all, but by design they deliberately hide the fact that the capitalist structure will remain intact with all the ills attached to it. Changing actors does not to the trick.

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