The Lies Grow More Audacious

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Posted on 8th June 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Guest Post by Paul Craig Roberts

If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the doubts.

The howlers issuing from these occasions are enough to split your sides. Obama and his lap dog Cameron described the Normandy landing on June 6, 1944, as “the greatest liberation force that the world has ever known” and took all the credit for the US and Britain for the defeat of Hitler. No mention was made of the Soviet Union and the Red Army, which for three years prior to the Normandy landing had been fighting and defeating the Wehrmacht.

The Germans lost World War II at the Battle of Stalingrad, which was fought from August 23, 1942 until February 2, 1943, when most of the remnants of the powerful German Sixth Army surrendered, including 22 generals.

Nineteen months previously the largest invasion force ever assembled on planet earth invaded Russia across a one thousand mile front. Three million crack German troops; 7,500 artillery units, 19 panzer divisions with 3,000 tanks, and 2,500 aircraft rolled across Russia for 14 months.

By June 1944, three years later, very little of this force was left. The Red Army had chewed it up. When the so-called “allies” (a term which apparently excludes Russia) landed in France, there was little to resist them. The best forces remaining to Hitler were on the Russian front, which collapsed day by day as the Red Army approached Berlin.

The Red Army won the war with Germany. The Americans and the British showed up after the Wehrmacht was exhausted and in tatters and could offer little resistance. Joseph Stalin believed that Washington and London stayed out of the war until the last minute and left Russia with the burden of defeating Germany.

Hollywood and popular writers have, of course, buried the facts. Americans have all sorts of movies, such as “A Bridge Too Far,” that portray insignificant events, however heroic, as turning points in the war. Nevertheless, the facts are clear. The war was won on the Eastern front by Russia. Hollywood’s movies are fun, but they are nonsense.

Russia is again on the outs with “the world community,” because Obama’s plan to seize Ukraine and to evict Russia from its Black Sea base in Crimea has come a cropper. Crimea has been a part of Russia for as long as the US has existed. Khrushchev, a Ukrainian, stuck Crimea into the Ukrainian Socialist Republic in 1954 when Russia and Ukraine were part of the same country.

When the Washington-imposed stooge government in Kiev recently declared that it was abolishing the use of the Russian language and arresting Ukrainians who had dual Russian citizenship and began tearing down Russian war memorials consecrated to the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazis, the people in Crimea used the ballot box to disassociate from Washington’s stooge government in Kiev, first voting their independence and then voting for reunification with their mother country.

Washington, and the other G-7 countries following Washington’s orders, described this Crimean act of self-determination, which is exactly comparable to the act of self-determination declared by Britain’s American colonies, to be a case of “Russian invasion and annexation.” Similar efforts to disassociate from Kiev are underway in other former Russian territories that today comprise eastern and southern Ukraine. Washington has equated self-determination in eastern and southern Ukraine with “terrorism” and has encouraged its stooge in Kiev to use military violence against protesting civilians. The reason for branding separatists “terrorists” is to make it OK to kill them.

It is extraordinary to any learned person that the President of the United States and the titular heads of state of the Western European countries would publicly declare such blatant lies to the world. The world has historians. The world has peoples whose knowledge vastly exceeds that of the “mainstream media,” a.k.a., the Ministry of Propaganda, or, as Gerald Celente brands them, “the presstitutes.” Whatever name we use, the Western media is a collection of well paid whores.They lie for money, dinner party invitations, and speaking invitations with large honorariums and book contracts with large advances.

I know. They tried to recruit me.

Notice how narrowly Washington defines “the world community.” The “world community” consists of the Group of 7. That’s it. Seven countries make up the “world community.” The “world community” consists of six white countries and Washington’s puppet state of Japan. The “world community” is the US, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan. The other 190 countries are not part of Washington’s “world community.” In the neocon doctrine, they are not even part of humanity.

The “world community” doesn’t have the population of single excluded countries, such as China or India. I haven’t done the calculation, but probably the land mass of Russia itself exceeds the land mass of the “world community.”

So, what is this “world community?”

The “world community” is the assemblage of US vassal states. Britain, France, and Germany were important on the 20th century scene. Their histories are studied in universities. The populations had a decent standard of living, although not for all citizens. Their past is the reason for their present importance.

In effect, these countries were propelled forward by history, or by the history important to the West. Japan, being an appendage of Washington, has tried to become “western.” It is extraordinary how such a proud, war-like people became nothing.

As I have finally stopped laughing at the presumed non-role of Russia in the defeat of Hitler, let’s return to the G-7 meeting. The Big Happening of this meeting was Russia’s exclusion and the shrinkage of the G-8 to the G-7.

This was the first time in 17 years that Russia was not allowed to participate in the meeting of which Russia is a member. Why?

Russia is being punished. Russia is being isolated from the 7 countries that the White House Fool thinks constitute “the world community.”

Obama is angry that his National Security Council and the morons he appointed to the State Department and UN were so poorly educated that they did not know that much of the Ukraine consists of former Russian provinces inhabited by Russians. These ignorant Obama-appointed morons thought that they could grab Crimea, evict Russia, and leave Russia without access to the Mediterranean, thus unable to hold on to its naval base in Tartus, Syria, the easier for Washington to invade Syria.

Crimea has been part of Russia since Russia completed the reconquest from the Tartars. I remember the Tarter, or Tater, ethnics from my visit to Tamerlane the Great’s (Timur as he was also known) tomb in Samarkand 53 years ago. Today Tamerlane’s city is refurbished as a tourist site. 53 years ago it was a desolate place in ruins, overgrown with trees growing out of the tops of the minarets.

As Obama’s plan to seize Ukraine failed, like every one of his other plans has failed, Washington’s spokesmen for the vested private interests have seized on the opportunity to demonize Putin and Russia and to restart the Cold War. Obama and his Group of 7 puppets or vassals used the occasion to threaten Russia with real sanctions, in place of the present propaganda sanctions that have no effect. According to Obama and his British lap dog, Putin must somehow prevent the Russian populations of eastern and southern Ukraine from protesting their subservience to a neo-fascist government in Kiev backed by Washington, or else.

Putin is supposed to embrace the Oligarch, a former minister of the government that Washington overthrew, put in office by a fake vote in which turnout was a small percent of the population. Putin is supposed to kiss this corrupt Oligarch on both cheeks, pay Ukraine’s natural gas bills and forgive its debts. In addition, Russia is supposed to repudiate the Crimean people, evict them from their re-unity with Russia and hand them over to the neo-Nazi Right Sector to be eliminated as retribution for Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany, for whom some Western Ukrainians fought. In exchange, Washington and NATO will put anti-ballistic missile bases on Ukraine’s border with Russia in order to protect Europe from nonexistent Iranian nuclear ICBMs.

This is supposed to be a win-win deal for Russia.

The Obama regime used its well-paid NGOs in Ukraine to overthrow an elected, democratic government, a government no more corrupt than those in Western or Eastern Europe or Washington.

The political morons who have England, France, Germany, and Italy in their hands are wagging their fists at Russia, warning of more, this time real, sanctions. Do these morons really want their energy supplies cut off? There is no prospect, despite the propagandistic claims, of Washington supplying the energy on which Germany industry depends and on which Europeans depend so that they do not freeze in the winter.

Sanctions on Russia will wreck Europe and have little, if any, effect on Russia. Russia is already moving, with China and the BRICS, outside the dollar payments mechanism.

As the demand for dollars drops, the dollar’s exchange value will drop. Initially, Washington will be able to force its vassals to support the dollar, but eventually this will become impossible.

What the White House Fool, the neoconized National Security Council, the presstitute media, and subservient Congress are doing is to support and uphold the policies based on hubris and arrogance that are leading the US into the abyss.

An abyss is like a black hole. You don’t get out.

Washington’s lies are so blatant and transparent that Washington is destroying its own credibility. Consider the NSA spying. Documents released by Snowden and Greenwald make it completely clear that Washington spies not only on government leaders and ordinary people but also on foreign businesses in order to advance US commercial and financial interests. That the US steals Chinese business secrets is not in doubt. So what does Washington do? Washington not only denies what the documents prove but turns the charge around and indicts five Chinese generals for spying on US corporations.

The only purpose of these indictments hyped by the US attorney general is propaganda.The indictments are otherwise totally meaningless, not merely false. China is not about to turn over five Chinese generals to the liars in Washington. For the presstitute media the story is a way to move the NSA’s spying out of the spotlight. China is substituted for the NSA as the guilty party.

Why doesn’t China, Brazil, Germany and every other country issue arrest warrants for NSA’s top officials, for Obama, and for the members of the congressional oversight committee? Why do other countries always allow Washington to control the explanation with propaganda first strikes?

Americans are very susceptible to propaganda. They seem to have a special taste for it. Consider the hate whipped up against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier just released by the Taliban in a prisoner exchange with the US. The hatred and bloodlust that the presstitute media have whipped up against Bergdahl has caused his hometown to cancel the celebration of his release. The press engineered hatred of Bergdahl has spilled over into threats against Hailey, Idaho.

What is the basis for the attacks on Bergdahl? Apparently, the answer is that Bergdahl, like pro-football star Pat Tillman who turned down a $3.6 million contract to join the Army Rangers and go to defend freedom in Afghanistan, came down with a case of doubts about the war. Originally Pat Tillman’s death was attributed to his heroic action and enemy fire. Then it emerged that Tillman was a victim of “friendly fire.” Many concluded that he was murdered, because the government did not want a sports hero speaking out about the war. As Bergdahl is off the battlefield, he has to be murdered in the press–like Russia, China, Iran, Putin, Assad, Crimeans, and the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine.

In America hate and the cultivation of hate is alive and well. But not a single moral virtue is.

21 Comments
  1. bb says:

    Somebody needs to remind him America was also fighting on on Two fronts. 3 if you count North Africa.America also was helping the Asians nations like China fight the Japanese.These people are the biggest cowards in this country. They are like Stucky, piss and moan about SHOULD have or could have but they sure have enjoyed the results of all those men dying. Most in this country have never known real poverty or war as a direct result of those men winning WW2.America was able to achieve the highest standard of living the world has ever known because good men were able and willing to fight.
    GOD is in the process of judging *America and it always the economy. GOD is going to take away our high standard of living.GOD is going take away our security.GOD is going to humble us.Starting with you STUCKY.

    8th June 2014 at 12:41 pm

  2. Steve Hogan says:

    With WWI fresh in their minds, Americans in 1941 were smart enough to want nothing to do with another disastrous European war. Unfortunately, they weren’t smart enough to see through FDR’s schemes to get us involved through the Pacific theater. He cut off oil supplies to the Japanese, thus forcing them to respond militarily. A completely avoidable war.

    If we hadn’t stuck our nose in the Japanese hornet’s nest, FDR would have not had the popular support to involve the US in WWII. The Europeans would have been forced to figure out their differences.

    Of course, the political leadership in this country never rules with its own people’s interests at heart. We are to be cannon fodder for every hare-brained power play these psychopaths can dream up. Those that don’t die are forced at gunpoint to pay for these stupid wars, whether through taxes or inflation. The politicians get the glory, we get the bill.

    Maybe it’s time for the people to wise up and tell the warmongers to go fuck themselves.

    8th June 2014 at 1:10 pm

  3. Administrator says:

    Ron Paul on ‘The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl’

    Written by Daniel McAdams

    The current debate over whether Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl, recently swapped for five Guantanamo detainees, was a traitor or hero obscured what should be the real debate of our foreign policy, Ron Paul told Charles Goyette in his weekly podcast today. Many on the pro-war side wanted at first to make him out to be a hero because he was a veteran, and to deny that the veterans who fought in Afghanistan were all heroes might be to suggest that all the war dead died in vain.

    But then it got rather complicated when it was discovered that Bergdahl developed second thoughts about the war in Afghanistan and may have even deserted his unit. Then the neocons began screaming for his blood — and for Obama’s impeachment for trading him for the imprisoned Taliban members.

    Ron Paul sees a bit differently. “I see [Bergdahl] as more of a victim,” he said. “But all of the military are victims to a degree.” Some will argue that they were 18 when they joined and knew what they were getting into, said Paul, “but the propaganda is so strong and we are all conditioned to go along with it.” The young people had been conditioned that they had to join up and go kiill the Hitler of the day, he added.

    “Just think what life would have been like if we had followed a non-interventionist foreign policy after 1945,” Dr. Paul told Goyette. There would have been no VA scandal because the hospitals would not be so overly full of those who have been injured in senseless wars and interventions overseas.

    8th June 2014 at 1:27 pm

  4. Stucky says:

    “They are like Stucky, piss and moan about SHOULD have or could have but they sure have enjoyed the results of all those men dying. ” ———— The World’s Idiot

    You fucking shit-for-brains turdfuk.

    That’s the SECOND time you’ve said that I … “enjoyed the results of all those men dying”.

    Once again fuckface …. WHAT results?? Also, who won the war, and what did they win??

    Once again fuckface, I fully expect the sound of crickets.

    But, you know what I am going to do? This evening, after I get back from helping at my parent’s house, I am going to dedicate a post to your ASININE claim about me enjoying those “results”. I will eviscerate and skewer you like the dirty rat-fuk that you are.

    8th June 2014 at 1:54 pm

  5. bb says:

    See this is where you all got it wrong.The reason we had an oil embargo was Japan was committing genocide in China .Cutting off the oil was a way to stop the Japanese without a war .
    Steve is another Monday morning quarterback

    8th June 2014 at 2:01 pm

  6. Stucky says:

    “GOD is in the process of judging *America and it always the economy.” —– World’s Idiot

    Not only are you a rat-fuk …. you’re a DUMBASS rat-fuk.

    1) When God [supposedly] judges nations, they are stricken from history. Go get a globe. Do you see any Amalakites, Cannanites, Jebusites, etc. etc.? Didn’t think so.

    2) If God has already judged America, then why the fuck bother doing anything at all …. including your fanatical screaming of “THE END IS NEAR!!” As you see it, the die is cast and we have been found wanting. Take your soapbox and stick it up your rat-fuk ass.

    3) Hey Bible Thumper! Read, learn, and understand the meaning of 2 Chronicles 7:14 There is always hope, right until the very last second.

    8th June 2014 at 2:05 pm

  7. bb says:

    Stucky , we have all enjoyed the results of those men dying. Think about it ,if we had lost the war America as we knew it would not have been.We ,including myself , have taken so much for granted. This is why the collapse is going to be so painful.
    I’m going to be like My favorite injun. I demand your respect. I demand your like and if you don’t give it to me I’m going to ,going to ,going to ……call you a name and not play anymore.

    8th June 2014 at 2:11 pm

  8. Steve Hogan says:

    bb,

    What are you smoking, man? Do you really think FDR gave a rat’s ass about some Chinese civilians?

    I know of no evidence anywhere in the historical records that indicates this Sino-Japanese conflict had any bearing on America’s decision to initiate an oil embargo against the Japanese. He needed the Japanese to fire the first shot in order to sway public opinion away from its non-interventionist stance.

    The notion that we entered the war to save some unfortunate Chinese is laughable. The same pathetic excuse was used about saving Iraqis, Kuwaitis, Kosovars, Libyans, and Syrians. Saving civilians is always a handy pretext, but never the cause for war.

    Monday morning quarterbacking, my ass.

    8th June 2014 at 2:21 pm

  9. bb says:

    All right Tuesday morning quarterback. Japanese aggression had to be stopped . Don’t you remember they were the Pacific part of the Axis powers. They had threatened Australia .Steve are you a certified historian ?Do you have a degree from Harvard?*If not ,then you are disqualified to speak on things of national importance. The nerve of you lay people.

    8th June 2014 at 4:21 pm

  10. Coyote says:

    Alas, bb, I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest.

    8th June 2014 at 4:37 pm

  11. taxSlave says:

    bb – I have stayed out of discussions with you. However, I am a fan of history and economics. I believe a degree from Harvard would disqualify one from talking about subjects that they are “experts” in.

    These are the assholes that promote all of the policies (economic and foriegn policy) that have gotten this country and the world into the current nightmare.

    They are wacko idiots that couldn’t find their own ass with both hands.

    I would not trust their pronouncements on interpreting history.

    8th June 2014 at 6:25 pm

  12. AWD says:

    Last week there were open calls for Obama’s impeachment, “if he did it again”. This weekend, people are openly wondering over Obama’s sanity. It’s taken this long for people figure out he’s a pathological liar, a sociopath, a psychopath that needs to be impeached? Unbelievable. Why not wait until he’s utterly destroyed this country first?

    DOBBS: The President hasn’t mentioned a word about Sgt. Tahmooressi held in a Mexican prison. Your thoughts on the distinction here between the two, in at least Obama’s mind?

    Dr. LOUDON: You know, I will say to you, Lou, I am very, very concerned about the mental stability of this President at this point. Some of his behavior seems irrational to me. It seems beyond that of just a typical narcissistic, arrogant, sort of, ‘I’m a leader of a big country and I feel tyrannical at the moment’ kind of attitude. It really seems to me like this President is demonstrating behavior that is not only anti-American, but irrational and erratic and perhaps not exactly what we might want to deem sane.

    8th June 2014 at 6:33 pm

  13. bb says:

    Tax Slave ,you don’t have to be so shy but I have read alot about WW2.I just think some people jump to the wrong conclusions about the War.They forget we were in a world war with many fronts. These Monday morning quarterbacks are really arrogant in what they think we should have done or didn’t do..Thank GOD we won or the America we grew up in would have never been.Maybe it’s not to late to save the republic. These next few years will seal our fate.

    8th June 2014 at 7:44 pm

  14. IndenturedServant says:

    Stucky said:
    ” This evening, after I get back from helping at my parent’s house, I am going to dedicate a post to your ASININE claim about me enjoying those “results”. I will eviscerate and skewer you like the dirty rat-fuk that you are.”

    Don’t waste your time Stucky. bb is just a giant cumstain in the tattered asshole of society. Just do what I do and skip anything he writes. Trust me, TBP is much more enjoyable. If it weren’t for other people quoting him, he’d be practically be invisible to me.

    Relax and have a beer! Enjoy the birds singing. (If they still have birds in NJ)

    8th June 2014 at 7:47 pm

  15. Steve Hogan says:

    bb calls me arrogant. Priceless. This same mental giant thinks anyone not from Harvard is too stupid to look at history and form an opinion. If you want arrogance, look in the mirror, pal.

    The same Harvard “we know what’s best for the world” limp dicks gave us wars stupid fucking wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. These pricks damn near destroyed the world with the Cuban missile crisis. Now they’re intent on resurrecting the Cold War by engineering a coup in Kiev, and then being surprised that the Russians might object. And I’m the arrogant one?

    bb, you’re a goddamn moron. Do us all a favor and climb back into your Harvard hole.

    8th June 2014 at 9:27 pm

  16. Coyote says:

    I’ve been tiling granny’s room while she is away for a couple of weeks. I too do not read every comment. I read bb’s because his posts are short. his are not the worst comments here. i said a while back that he has some knowledge of history. what’s wrong with a bit of controversy if his outlook is different? What is wrong with him challenging people’s well worn rut of a thinking pattern?

    I’m not in favor of him fucking with Stuckmeister but…dang, I am so damn tired, too old to be doing shit on the floor, now I understand those commercials; help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.

    bb, leave Stucky the fuck alone, hasn’t he told you several times, he’s fallen and won’t get up?

    8th June 2014 at 9:51 pm

  17. bb says:

    El Coyote , I’m always just kidding with Stucky . It’s fun to get him going .He’s like a big bear that needs to be poked every now and then.

    8th June 2014 at 11:41 pm

  18. bb says:

    Steve …as the joker said …. why so serious ?

    8th June 2014 at 11:43 pm

  19. bb says:

    I S ,I sincerely ask how you are doing and you call me a cumstain.How many other people care enough to ask ?I was thinking about you as I was watching Alaskan Bush People on the discovery channel. That a good show. It’s about a family and the hardships they endure in the wilderness. Check it out next week.I think you will like it.

    8th June 2014 at 11:53 pm

  20. Anonymous says:

    Paul Craig Roberts is a mooslem luvin dirtbag

    9th June 2014 at 1:38 am

  21. gilberts says:

    “I know, they tried to recruit me.” THAT is what I want details about-who, what, when, where, why, how, and huh? Gimme the details on that one. I’m curious to know more.

    Oh, and with the DDay celebrations, I was sort of amused to see practically no mention of the Soviets’ contribution, essentially swallowing the bulk of the German Army for us while we sent them Spam and tanks. Apparently, the US took on all the Nazis single-handed… Go to Volgograd some time and see the bones just littering the surface. It’s one hell of a place to see.

    I’m sure the Russians aren’t too threatened by being excluded from the G8 when you consider they’re building their own block of could-bes and the nations of the G8 are more like has-beens.

    9th June 2014 at 3:31 pm

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