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Washington Piles on the Lies

Paul Craig Roberts

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August 28, 2014

By Paul Craig Roberts

The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.

How do we know that this is a lie? Is it because we have heard nothing but lies about Russia from NATO, from US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, from assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland, from Obama and his entire regime of pathological liars, and from the British, German, and French governments along with the BBC and the entirety of the Western media?

This, of course, is a good reason for knowing that the latest Western propaganda is a lie. Those who are pathological liars don’t suddenly start telling the truth.

But there are even better reasons for understanding that Russia has not invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops.

One reason is that Putin has invested heavily in diplomacy backed by unprovocative behavior. He would not risk his bet on diplomacy by sending in troops too few in number to have a decisive effect on the outcome.

Another reason is that if Putin decides he has no alternative to sending the Russian military to protect the Russian residents in eastern and southern Ukraine, Putin will send in enough troops to do the job quickly as he did in Georgia when the American and Israeli trained Georgian army invaded South Ossetia and was destroyed in a few hours by the Russian response. If you hear that 100,000 Russian troops accompanied by air cover have invaded Ukraine, it would be a more believable claim.

A third reason is that the Russian military does not need to send troops into Ukraine in order to stop the bombing and artillery shelling of the Russian populations by Washington’s puppet government in Kiev. The Russian air force can easily and quickly destroy the Ukrainian air force and artillery and, thereby, stop the Ukrainian attack on the secessionist provinces.

It was only two weeks ago that a fabricated report spread by the UK Guardian and the BBC that a Russian armored convoy entered Ukraine and was destroyed by the Ukrainian Military. And two weeks prior to that we had the hoax of the satellite images allegedly released by the US State Department that the corrupt US ambassador in Kiev spread around the world on social media allegedly showing that Russian forces were firing into Ukraine. One or two weeks from now we will have another lie, and another a week or two after that, and so on.

The cumulative effect of lie piled upon lie for most people is to build the view that the Russians are up to no good. Once this view is established, Western governments can take more serious moves against Russia.

The alleged entry of 1,000 Russian soldiers into Ukraine has been declared by NATO Brigadier General Niko Tak to be a “significant escalation in Russia’s military interference in Ukraine.” The champion liar Samantha Power told the US Security Council that “Russia has to stop lying.” The UK ambassador to the UN said that Russia was guilty of “a clear violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory.” UK prime minister Cameron warned Russia of “further consequences.” German chancellor Merkel announced that there would be more sanctions. A German Security Council advisor declared that “war with Russia is an option.” Polish foreign minister Sikorski called it Russian aggression that required international action. French president Hollande declared Russia’s behavior to be “intolerable.” Ukraine’s security council imposed mandatory conscription.

This suicidal drive toward war with Russia by Europe’s leaders is based entirely on a transparent lie that 1,000 Russian troops crossed into Ukraine

Of course the Western media followed in lock-step. The BBC, CNN, and Die Welt are among the most reckless and irresponsible.

The mountain of lies piled up by Western governments and media has obscured the true story. The US government orchestrated the overthrow of the elected government in Ukraine and imposed a US puppet in Kiev. Washington’s puppet government began issuing threats and committing violent acts against the Russian populations in the former Russian territories that Soviet leaders attached to Ukraine. The Russian people in eastern and southern Ukraine resisted the threat brought to them by Washington’s puppet government in Kiev.

Washington continually accuses the Russian government of supporting the people in the territories who have voted their separation from Ukraine. There would be no war, Washington alleges, except for Russian support. But, of course, Washington could easily stop the violence by ordering its puppet government in Kiev to stop the bombing and shelling of the former Russian provinces. If Russia can tell the “separatists” not to fight, Washington can tell Kiev not to fight.

The only possible conclusion from the facts is that Washington is determined to involve Europe in a war with Russia or at least in an armed standoff in order to break up Europe’s political and economic relations with Russia.

Europe’s leaders are going along with this because European countries, except for Charles de Gaulle’s France, have not had independent foreign policies since the end of World War II. They follow Washington’s lead and are well paid for doing so.

The inability of Europe to produce independent leadership dooms Russian President Putin’s diplomacy to failure. If European capitals cannot make decisions independently of Washington, there is no scope for Putin’s diplomacy.

Notice that the very day after Putin met with Washington’s Ukrainian vassal in an effort to resolve the situation, the new lie of Russian invasion was issued in order to ensure that no good can come of the meeting in which Putin invested his time and energy.

Washington’s only interest is in hegemony. Washington has no interest in resolving the situation that Washington itself created in order to bring discomfort and confusion to Russia. With the caveat that the situation could be resolved by Ukrainian economic collapse, otherwise the longer Putin waits to resolve the situation by force, the more difficult the task will be.

Copyright © Paul Craig Roberts 2014

About Paul Craig Roberts

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 and his Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

U.S. Fighting All Sides of the War in Syria

The Intercept

By Glenn Greenwald

August 26, 2014

It was not even a year ago when we were bombarded with messaging that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a Supreme Evil and Grave Threat, and that military action against his regime was both a moral and strategic imperative. The standard cast of “liberal interventionists” –  Tony BlairAnne-Marie SlaughterNicholas Kristof and Samantha Power - issued stirring sermons on the duties of war against Assad. Secretary of State John Kerry actually compared Assad to (guess who?) Hitler, instructing the nation that “this is our Munich moment.” Striking Assad, he argued, “is a matter of national security. It’s a matter of the credibility of the United States of America. It’s a matter of upholding the interests of our allies and friends in the region.”

U.S. military action against the Assad regime was thwarted only by overwhelming American public opinion which opposed it and by a resounding rejection by the UK Parliament of Prime Minister David Cameron’s desire to assume the usual subservient British role in support of American wars.

Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years.

Read more . . .

CDC Whistleblower Confesses to MMR Vaccine and Autism Cover-Up

Natural News

August 27, 2014

By Mike Adams

BREAKING: CDC whistleblower William Thompson has now gone public with a statement posted on the website of the law firm representing him, Morgan Verkamp LLC. (See the full statement reprinted below.)

The statement opens with a blatant admission of scientific fraud at the CDC:

My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.

Read more . . .

A Kamaaina Analyzes the Fall of Governor Abercrombie

Honolulu Civil Beat

The Hawaii governor's blunt talk may have been the straight truth but his bedside manner left much to be desired.

By Denby Fawcett

August 12, 2014

Now that dust has settled, it might be helpful to turn to the Hawaiian pidgin English dictionary to get a better grip on why Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was so handily blasted out of office by his underfunded and relatively unknown challenger, state Sen. David Ige.

On Primary Election Day, Ige was still so unfamiliar to some voters, I heard a fellow refer to him as “the Japanese guy running against Abercrombie.”

A key reason Abercrombie became Hawaii’s first incumbent governor to lose a primary election is what I call the “Wot, Boddah You? “ factor.

Read more . . .

Pat Saiki: Fighting to Reverse the Hawaii GOP Downward Spiral

Honolulu Civil Beat

By Denby Fawcett

August 19, 2014

Hawaii GOP Chairwoman Pat Saiki’s Great Challenge

At age 84, Hawaii GOP chairwoman Pat Saiki has left behind a comfortable life, playing golf twice a week, hand-stitching Hawaiian quilts, and hanging out with family and friends to take on an enormous challenge: getting more Republicans elected to public office in a diehard Democrat state.

With just seven Republicans in the state House and only one Republican in the state Senate, she has her hands full.

Political analyst Neal Milner says any candidate running as a Republican in Hawaii, no matter how worthy, is at a great disadvantage from the beginning.

Read more . . .

Interview with Cam Cavasso, Candidate for U.S. Senate

Cam Cavasso (R) is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Brian Schatz (D), a Jew. Brian was appointed, not elected, to the position. Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) appointed him to the office when Senator Daniel Inouye (D) passed away in December 2012.

Kelii Akina, who is himself running for an at-large position at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), a nonpartisan office, interviews Cam.

Fed's Fischer: Your Cash Used for Bail-Ins

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Stanley Fischer, dual citizen of Israel and the U.S., who was the head of Israel's central bank, stepped directly from that into the Vice Chair position of our Federal Reserve Bank. That should have given any American the shivers, but if there was an outcry, America's Jewish-controlled mainstream news said little to nothing about it. Probably most Americans are too unaware to have noticed that not only is our central bank run by a succession of Jews, but that its second-in-command just got through heading Israel's central bank! Now, to which nation does Fischer owe his primary allegiance? It's one or the other.

Here Brother Nathaniel's message is about bank bail-ins. It's new, creative way for the banking system to relieve people of a significant chunk of their money. Notice how Fischer sugar-coats it.

August 25, 2014


Transcript

Four Gubernatorial Candidates Gather for First time in West Oahu

KHON2

By Kirk Matthews and Web Staff

August 26, 2014

The general election is two months away, but the fight for votes has begun.

The four candidates vying for the state’s top job — Republican Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, Independent Mufi Hannemann and Libertarian Jeff Davis — all faced-off against each other for the first time.

The candidates kept their cards close to the vest at the forum sponsored by the West Oahu Economic Development Association. Political analysts say that’s not unusual until the run-up to the general election.

Read more . . .

Link:

Gubernatorial Candidate David Ige Cancels Forum Appearance at Last Minute [Hawaii Political Info] Aug 23, 2014

David Ige's Excuses for His Last-Minute Cancellation of Forum Appearance

David Ige/photo:HPI

Opinion

With my reactions

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DavidIge2014

FYI to Ige Supporters

August 21, 2014

Dear Supporters,

We wanted to share with you our decision to withdraw from an Oahu forum tomorrow, Friday, August 22, featuring all of the gubernatorial candidates. David contacted the other candidates this morning to explain his decision. The organization is holding the forum for its members and guests of members. We apologize to any member of that organization that had planned to attend, and for any inconvenience our withdrawal may create.

As we read the guidelines, we saw that the hosting organization stated that our participation gave them the approval to videotape the event and “distribute as it sees fit.” [Jason: This is standard. No videographer worth his salt recording for the public is going to let a candidate tell him what to do with the recorded video.] David felt that any candidate — or individual for that matter – should be concerned with this type of agreement, as we all know how statements can be taken out of context, and especially during campaign season! [Jason: Ridiculous! Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is hardly the type of organization that's going to risk its reputation by misleading the public with quotes "taken out of context." Especially when it's playing the host. If it does, good luck with putting together another forum.] When we initially agreed to the event, we were not aware we would also be consenting to use of any recording until yesterday. [What!!?? He's running for office! Isn't the object of the forum to inform the public?!]

Since then, leaders from the hosting organization have clarified their intent with all of the gubernatorial candidates. [Any candidate wishing to be considered qualified for the responsible office of governor should have had a talk with Grassroot before canceling a gubernatorial forum he had confirmed a week before, upon which a public announcement was made throughout the islands that all four gubernatorial candidates would be there, prompting a large group of people to make lunch reservations to attend the forum and news reporters from various outlets to be at the highly important event.] However, David had already accepted another off-island invitation and therefore, will not be able to participate in tomorrow’s forum. [And just what was this off-island invitation confirmed by Ige within hours or perhaps minutes of canceling his appearance at the forum?]

There will be many more public and televised opportunities open to the general public. David looks forward to allowing voters these opportunities to listen to each candidate’s views and responses to questions.

We appreciate your support and understanding. [Certainly. I understand that if David doesn't know that his actions in this case are unacceptable and irresponsible, then he is not qualified to be governor — or any other elected office holder.]

Lynn Kenton
Campaign Spokesperson

Top Hamas Leader Pleads with Obama to Stop 'Holocaust' in Gaza

Hawaii Political Info introduction: This is a tad dated, since a "long-term" truce has been called between Israel and Gaza since this story was posted yesterday. The interviewer is Michael Isikoff, a Jew, who, as is almost always the case, doesn't say so for the edification of the audience so that they know what the nature of the bias is in the interview. As with many Jews, Isikoff gets upset over the Protocols of Zion, making the usual Jewish claim that it's a "forgery."

Yahoo News

Hamas leader Meshaal compares Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Hitler

By Michael Isikoff

August 25, 2014

The political chief of Hamas has called on President Barack Obama to intervene with the Israeli government to "lift the siege" of Gaza and push for a cease-fire in the conflict to stop a "holocaust" against the Palestinians.

"You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call [on] Israel to stop its aggression on Gaza — and to lift the siege and open the cross borders and to rebuild Gaza," said Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News. "This is our demands."

Read more . . .


Link:

Hamas official admits group murdered 3 Israeli teens [Russia Today] Aug 21, 2014

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