Washington Thinks You Are Stupid
August 9, 2013 by Paul Craig Roberts
Thereâ€™s the old saying that if the government fears the people, there is liberty; but if the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The criminals in Washington not only do not fear us, they do not respect us. Washington looks upon Americans as stupid sheeple.
Washington believes that it can tell the population anything, and the people will believe it. For example, the official line is that the recession that began in December 2007 ended in June 2009. Many Americans believe this even though they have not personally experienced economic recovery. Indeed, they are sinking further into poverty and near poverty.
And donâ€™t forget those nonexistent weapons of mass destruction that Saddam Hussein was alleged by Washington to possess. Or the Gulf of Tonkin fake event when Washington claimed that its warship was attacked by North Vietnam. Really, the list of official lies is very long. Anyone who believes anything that Washington says is too naive to be let out of the house alone. But Americans believe the lies, because that is what they think patriotism requires.
Relying on the proven gullibility of the bulk of the U.S. population, Washington claims to have uncovered an al-Qaida plot to attack U.S. embassies across North Africa and the Mideast. To foil the plot, Washington closed 19 embassies for the past weekend and for this week also.
Washington has not explained how closing the embassies foils the plot. If al-Qaida wants to blow up the embassies, it can blow them up whether they are open or closed.
If al-Qaida wants to kill the embassy personnel, they can kill them at home or on the way to work or later in the embassies when the alert passes.
I check in with the presstitute media only in order to ascertain whether my current estimate of their prostitution for Washington is accurate. Possibly, I missed some expression of skepticism about the latest terrorist threat. But I did hear NPRâ€™s account. Back in the Ronald Reagan years, NPR was an independent voice. Today, it is part of the presstitute media. NPR lies for Washington with the best of them.
The U.S. media has ignored the obvious fact that as soon as the American population, Congress and Washingtonâ€™s puppet allies, such as Germany, made an issue over the NSAâ€™s clearly unConstitutional and totally illegal universal spying, the Barack Obama regime pushed the fear button and hyped a new terror plot in order to shut up critics and bring Congress and Germany back in line.
Washington proclaimed that a â€śthreatâ€ť was discovered that al-Qaida — an organization that Washington is using in Washingtonâ€™s effort to overthrow the Bashar Assad government in Syria and one that is enriched by U.S. military contracts to affiliated groups in Afghanistan — was going to blow up U.S. embassies in the Mideast and North Africa. Washington did not explain why al-Qaida, a recipient of Washingtonâ€™s largess, was going to turn off the money spigot by attacking U.S. embassies.
I am surprised that bombs havenâ€™t been set off in the embassies in order to prove the value of the National Stasi Agencyâ€™s spying, thereby shaming those in Congress and among the puppet states in Europe that object to the spying.
Once you give a momentâ€™s thought to Washingtonâ€™s claim, you see that Washington is proving its impotence by hyping such nonexistent threats. Officially, the U.S. has been at war with al-Qaida since Oct. 7, 2001. The â€śsuperpowerâ€ť has been battling a few thousand lightly armed al-Qaida for almost 12 years, and what is the result?
Despite Washingtonâ€™s claims to have killed al-Qaidaâ€™s top leaders, including Osama bin Laden himself, Washington has lost the war. Al-Qaida has grown so powerful that it not only fights in Syria, with Washingtonâ€™s help, against Assad; but it also has prevented the U.S. military from occupying Afghanistan. Moreover, in addition to al-Qaidaâ€™s military success against the â€śsuperpowerâ€ť and the chaos that al-Qaida continues to produce in Iraq, al-Qaida now is so powerful that it can shut down U.S. embassies all across the Mideast and North Africa. The â€śthreatâ€ť that was supposed to boost the NSAâ€™s position actually proves Washingtonâ€™s powerlessness.
We can only pray that soon al-Qaida shuts down Washington itself. Imagine the sense of American liberation if Washington simply were shut down or, even better, if Washington could be put under Punjabâ€™s magic blanket and disappeared. For the 99 percent and the rest of the world, Washington is nothing but an oppressor.
–Paul Craig Roberts