Paul Craig Roberts Archive
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of The Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following, and can be accessed here. Email this author.
I doubt that the Ukraine crisis precipitated by Washington’s overthrow of the democratic government is over. Washington has won the propaganda war everywhere outside of Russia and Ukraine itself.
A number of confirmations have come in from readers that Washington is fueling the violent protests in Ukraine with our taxpayer dollars. Washington has no money for food stamps or to prevent home foreclosures, but it has plenty of money with which to subvert Ukraine.
Five Gestapo wannabes told Congress that Edward Snowden, who is under the protection of the Russian government, must be made to give back the evidence of National Security Agency spying on the entire world.
Years ago when I described the George W. Bush regime as a police state, right-wing eyebrows were raised. When I described the Barack Obama regime as an even worse police state, liberals rolled their eyes. Alas! Now I am no longer controversial. Everybody says it.
Since 2006, the U.S. dollar has experienced a one-quarter to one-third drop in value to the Chinese yuan, depending on the choice of base. Now China is going to let the dollar decline further in value. The dollar’s role as reserve currency is coming to an end.
Many people are asking what can be done to stop the pending U.S. attack on Syria. Two things can be done: The U.S. Congress can realize that it does not save America’s face for Congress to endorse a policy that has been rejected by the rest of the world and world governments can make it clear to Washington that the U.S. government is not above the law and will be held accountable.
There’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.
The American people have suffered a coup d’état, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks Constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and that the U.S. Constitution is a mere “scrap of paper.”
No one likes a bully, and Washington’s NATO puppets have been bullied for six decades. British prime ministers, German chancellors and French presidents have to salute and say, “Yes, sir.” They all hate it, but they love Washington’s money; so they prostitute themselves and their countries for Washington’s money.
The gangster government in Washington that has everything to hide is now in the National Security Agency’s hands and will follow orders. The pretense that amerika is a democracy responsible to the people has been exposed. The United States is run by and for the NSA.