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  • Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

    08/07/2016 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 05 August 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government—but not ISIL—as barbaric. The message was clear: Washington still intends to overthrow Assad and turn Syria into another Libya and another Iraq, formerly stable and prosperous countries where war now rages continually. It sickens me to hear the President of the United States lie and construct a false reality, so I turned off the broadcast. I...
  • Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Armageddon Approaches" After German Leak

    07/24/2016 9:48:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/24/16 | Tyler Druden
    The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany. According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.   In advance...
  • Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack?

    05/22/2016 7:50:15 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 37 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | May 19, 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that “Russia is an existential threat to the United States” and also to the Baltic states, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and all of Europe. British generals also participate in the warmongering. UK retired general and former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe until 2014, has just declared that nuclear war with Russia is “entirely possible” within the year. My loyal readers know that I, myself, have been warning for some time about the likelihood of nuclear war....
  • Paul Craig Roberts: The Neoconservatives Are Brewing A Wider War In Syria

    02/17/2016 4:40:51 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | February 14, 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    While you are enjoying your Sunday, the insane neoconservatives who control Western foreign policy and their Turkish and Saudi Arabian vassals might be preparing the end of the world. Any person who relies on Western media has no accurate idea of what is happening in Syria. I will provide a brief summary and then send you to two detailed accounts. The neoconservative Obama regime set-up the Syrian government headed by Assad for overthrow. A long propaganda campaign conducted in Washington's behalf by the Western media portrayed the democratically-elected Assad as a "brutal dictator who uses chemical weapons against his own...
  • War Is On The Horizon: Is It Too Late To Stop It? — Paul Craig Roberts

    12/10/2015 9:06:18 PM PST · by amorphous · 68 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 7 Dec 2015 | Paul Craig Roberts
    War Is On The Horizon: Is It Too Late To Stop It? Paul Craig Roberts One lesson from military history is that once mobilization for war begins, it takes on a momentum of its own and is uncontrollable. This might be what is occuring unrecognized before our eyes. In his September 28 speech at the 70th Anniversity of the United Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia can no longer tolerate the state of affairs in the world. Two days later at the invitation of the Syrian government Russia began war against ISIS. Russia was quickly successful in destroying...
  • Is Ruble Collapse Act of War-Paul Craig Roberts

    12/17/2014 12:58:34 PM PST · by GilGil · 48 replies
    USAWatchDog ^ | 12/17/2014 | Paul Craig Roberts
    On the teetering economy and possible economic collapse, Dr. Roberts says, “We know something serious is wrong. The only provision of Dodd-Frank that has any teeth is the provision that says if the big banks are going to be casinos and gamble on derivatives, they cannot do that in the depository institution where depositors have their accounts. They have to farm it out into subsidiaries. So, if the subsidiaries get into trouble, the subsidiaries have no access to depositors’ money. This is the only real reform part of Dodd-Frank. Citigroup got put into the recent spending bill, the repeal of...
  • The Hows and Whys of Gold Price Manipulation

    01/18/2014 5:34:02 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 56 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | 1/17/2014 | Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler
    The deregulation of the financial system during the Clinton and George W. Bush regimes had the predictable result: financial concentration and reckless behavior. A handful of banks grew so large that financial authorities declared them “too big to fail.” Removed from market discipline, the banks became wards of the government requiring massive creation of new money by the Federal Reserve in order to support through the policy of Quantitative Easing the prices of financial instruments on the banks’ balance sheets and in order to finance at low interest rates trillion dollar federal budget deficits associated with the long recession caused...
  • Obamacare: A Deception (older but very informative article)

    11/18/2013 4:13:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies ^ | 03 February 2013 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The article below is the most comprehensive analysis available of “Obamacare” – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The author, a knowledgeable person who wishes to remain anonymous, explains how Obamacare works for the insurance companies but not for you.
  • The Kennedy Assassination (November 22, 1963) 50 Years Later

    11/22/2013 3:56:56 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 74 replies
    November 22, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The true story of JFK's murder has never been officially admitted, although the conclusion that JFK was murdered by a plot involving the Secret Service, the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been well established by years of research, such as that provided by James W. Douglass in his book, JFK And The Unspeakable, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Ignore Douglass's interest in the Trappist monk Thomas Merton and Merton's prediction and focus on the heavily documented research that Douglass provides....
  • Coup d’etat

    08/08/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 35 replies ^ | July 13, 2013 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The American people have suffered a coup d’etat, 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 US Constitution is a mere “scrap of paper.” An unconstitutional government is an illegitimate government. The oath of allegiance requires defense of the Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” As the Founding Fathers made clear, the main enemy of the Constitution is the government itself. Power does not like to be bound and tied down...
  • America Discredited

    08/07/2013 10:27:44 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 19 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 06.08.2013 | Paul Craig Roberts
    America Discredited 06.08.2013 America Discredited. 50771.jpeg Paul Craig Roberts As Washington loses its grip on the world, defied by Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and now Russia, the US government resorts to public temper tantrums. The constant demonstration of childishness on the part of the White House and Congress embarrasses every American. Washington's latest outburst of childish behavior is a response to the Russian Immigration Service granting US whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum in Russia for one year while his request for permanent asylum is considered. Washington, having turned the US into a lawless state, no longer has any conception of legal procedure....
  • Coup d’etat

    07/18/2013 4:08:06 PM PDT · by True Grit · 68 replies
    Pakalert Press ^ | July 17, 2913 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The executive branch coup against America has succeeded. The American people have suffered a coup d’etat, 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 US Constitution is a mere “scrap of paper.” An unconstitutional government is an illegitimate government. The oath of allegiance requires defense of the Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” As the Founding Fathers made clear, the main enemy of the Constitution is the government itself. Power does...
  • The Assault on Gold

    04/07/2013 6:45:56 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 44 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | April 4, 2013 | Paul Craig Roberts
    For Americans, financial and economic Armageddon might be close at hand. The evidence for this conclusion is the concerted effort by the Federal Reserve and its dependent financial institutions to scare people away from gold and silver by driving down their prices. When gold prices hit $1,917.50 an ounce on August 23, 2011, a gain of more than $500 an ounce in less than 8 months, capping a rise over a decade from $272 at the end of December 2000, the Federal Reserve panicked. With the US dollar losing value so rapidly compared to the world standard for money, the...
  • Amerika's Future is Death

    08/21/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 25 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 08.21.12 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Amerika's Future is Death Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – by Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts “The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die.” - Martin Luther King Conspiracy theories have now blossomed into what the smug presstitute media calls a "conspiracy culture." According to the presstitutes, Americans have to find some explanation for their frustrations and failings, so Americans shift the blame to the Bilderbergers, the Rothschilds, the New World Order and so forth and so on. Readers will not be surprised that I disagree with the presstitutes. Indeed, the conspiracy...
  • Ecuador President Rafael “We Are Not A Colony” Correa Stands Up To The Jackbooted British Gestapo

    08/17/2012 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 8-16-2012 | Paul Craig Roberts
    A coward dies many deaths; a brave man dies but once. The once proud British government, now reduced to Washington’s servile whore, put on its Gestapo Jackboots and declared that if the Ecuadorean Embassy in London did not hand over WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, British storm troopers would invade the embassy with military force and drag Assange out. Ecuador stood its ground. “We want to be very clear, we are not a British colony,” declared Ecuador’s Foreign Minister. Far from being intimidated the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, replied to the threat by granting Assange political asylum. The once law-abiding...
  • Can Americans Escape the Deception?

    07/04/2012 7:05:11 PM PDT · by w4women · 12 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | July 4, 2012 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4 hot air will spew forth all over the country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our “freedom and democracy” and praise “our brave troops” who are protecting our freedom by “killing them over there before they come over here.” Not a single one of these speeches will contain one word of truth. No speaker will lament the death of the US Constitution or urge his audience to action to restore the only document that protects their liberty. No speaker will acknowledge that in the 21st century the Bush/Obama Regime, with the complicity...
  • Empires Then And Now

    04/03/2012 8:07:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Liberty Digest ^ | 4/3/2012 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive. The empires succeeded because the value of the resources and wealth extracted from conquered lands exceeded the value of conquest and governance. The reason Rome did not extend its empire east into Germany was not the military prowess of Germanic tribes but Rome’s calculation that the cost of conquest exceeded the value of extractable resources. The Roman Empire failed because Romans exhausted manpower and resources in civil wars fighting among themselves for power. The British empire failed because the British exhausted themselves fighting Germany in two world wars. In his...
  • Founder Of Reaganomics Says That "Without A Revolution, Americans Are History"

    08/16/2010 4:08:30 PM PDT · by tired1 · 42 replies
    The United States is running out of time to get its budget and trade deficits under control. Despite the urgency of the situation, 2010 has been wasted in hype about a non-existent recovery. The United States and the welfare of its 300 million people cannot be restored unless the neocons, Wall Street, the corporations, and their servile slaves in Congress and the White House can be defeated. Without a revolution, Americans are history.
  • Founder Of Reaganomics Says That "Without A Revolution, Americans Are History"

    08/17/2010 2:43:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 17, 2010 | Tyler Durden
    The United States is running out of time to get its budget and trade deficits under control. Despite the urgency of the situation, 2010 has been wasted in hype about a non-existent recovery. As recently as August 2 Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner penned a New York Times column, “Welcome to the Recovery.” As John Williams ( has made clear on many occasions, an appearance of recovery was created by over-counting employment and undercounting inflation. Warnings by Williams, Gerald Celente, and myself have gone unheeded, but our warnings recently had echoes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff and from David...
  • The Free Market Fetish

    02/06/2010 8:39:19 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 55 replies · 728+ views
    Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel ^ | February 5, 2010 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Economic theory has been shattered because there is no longer any connection between the profits of American companies and the welfare of Americans. The profits of American companies are derived from the cheap labor in offshored locations and are at the expense of the American work force. The failure to regulate financial markets has produced enormous losses to all Americans except the super-rich. Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan answered that he had placed his trust in a flawed theory when he was called before Congress to explain why he, Goldman Sachs Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Deputy Treasury Secretary...
  • The Economy is a Lie, Too

    09/26/2009 12:11:59 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 105 replies · 3,628+ views
    Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel ^ | 23 September 2009 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Americans cannot get any truth out of their government about anything, the economy included. Americans are being driven into the ground economically, with one million school children now homeless, while Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announces that the recession is over. The spin that masquerades as news is becoming more delusional. Consumer spending is 70% of the US economy. It is the driving force, and it has been shut down. Except for the super rich, there has been no growth in consumer incomes in the 21st century. Statistician John Williams of reports that real household income has never recovered...
  • Iran Falls to US PSYOPS

    06/22/2009 7:46:19 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 38 replies · 1,690+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | Paul Craig Roberts
    President Obama called on the Iranian government to allow protesters to control the streets in Tehran. Would Obama or any US president allow protesters to control the streets in Washington, D.C.? There was more objective evidence that George W. Bush stole his two elections than there is at this time of election theft in Iran. But there was no orchestrated media campaign to discredit the US government. ...
  • How the Economy was Lost (Ex-Reagan treasury official confirms gold suppression scheme)

    02/24/2009 6:39:35 PM PST · by dollarbull · 21 replies · 1,670+ views ^ | 02.25.09 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The American economy has gone away. It is not coming back until free trade myths are buried 6 feet under.
  • The Moronic Party (new leftist Paul Craig Roberts rips GOP. 'Stupid' RATS don't apply)

    08/16/2008 6:34:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 211+ views
    Niddle East Online ^ | 8/12/08 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The Moronic PartyFirst Published 2008-08-12 Republicans are interested in prevailing over the ‘bad guys.’ The fact that the bad guys are Bush, Cheney, Rice, Wolfowitz, Perle, Billy Kristol, and other such is beyond the Republicans’ imagination, notes Paul Craig Roberts. Many years ago, during the 1970s if memory serves, neoconservative Irving Kristol, echoing John Stuart Mill, called his conservative party, the Republican Party, “the stupid party.” Kristol was referring to the Republican’s inability to compete on the policy front. Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan led the Republicans out of the wilderness, but now Republicans have reverted to the stupid party,...
  • A Bankrupt Superpower: The Collapse Of American Power

    03/20/2008 2:56:09 AM PDT · by Fennie · 311 replies · 5,095+ views
    Intelligence Daily ^ | March 19, 2008 | By Paul Craig Roberts
    The Bush administration forecasts a $410 billion federal budget deficit for this year, an indication that, as the US saving rate is approximately zero, the US is not only dependent on foreigners to finance its wars but also dependent on foreigners to finance part of the US government's domestic expenditures. Foreign borrowing is paying US government salaries--perhaps that of the president himself--or funding the expenditures of the various cabinet departments. Financially, the US is not an independent country. A troubled currency and financial system and large budget and trade deficits do not present an attractive face to creditors. Yet Washington...
  • The Greatest Gift For All

    12/26/2007 6:54:43 PM PST · by am452 · 4 replies · 107+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2007 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The Greatest Gift For All Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. It was 1920 before the Christmas tree became the hallmark of the season. Calvin Coolidge was the first President to light a national Christmas tree on the White House lawn. Gifts are another shared custom. This tradition comes from the wise men or...
  • Goodbye to America [set BARFCON to Level 3]

    12/11/2007 11:56:46 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 37 replies · 93+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | does it matter? you're doomed | Paul Craig Roberts
    Pat Buchanan is too patriotic to come right out and say it, but the message of his new book, "Day of Reckoning," is that America as we have known her is finished. Moreover, Naomi Wolf agrees with him. These two writers of different political persuasions arrive at America's demise from different directions. Buchanan explains how hubris, ideology and greed have torn America apart. A neoconservative cabal with an alien agenda captured the Bush administration and committed American blood, energy and money to aggression against Muslim countries in the Middle East, while permitting America's domestic borders to be overrun by immigrants...
  • Cato's Trade Report: Blinded by Ideology

    11/13/2007 7:03:42 PM PST · by Pelham · 26 replies · 122+ views
    CREATORS SYNDICATE ^ | October 10, 2007 | Paul Craig Roberts
    On August 28 the Cato Institute in Washington DC published a report, “Thriving in a Global Economy: The Truth about US Manufacturing and Trade.” The report confuses a company’s offshored products with its import competition and wrongly concludes that US companies with the most import competition are the companies that are thriving. The Cato report never mentions the practice of US corporations of offshoring their production for US markets. Consequently, the report conflates offshored inputs and final goods of US corporations with imports from competitive foreign firms. The report thus confuses corporations or industries that offshore their manufacturing with those...

    09/14/2007 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 121 replies · 2,080+ views
    The Chronicles - A Magazine of American Culture ^ | 13 September 2007 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The U.S. economy continues its slow death before our eyes, but economists, policymakers and most of the public are blind to the tottering fabled land of opportunity. In August, jobs in goods-producing industries declined by 64,000. The U.S. economy lost 4,000 jobs overall. The private sector created a mere 24,000 jobs, all of which could be attributed to the 24,100 new jobs for waitresses and bartenders, and the government sector lost 28,000 jobs. In the 21st century, the U.S. economy has ceased to create jobs in export industries and in industries that compete with imports. U.S. job growth has...
  • White House preparing to stage new September 11 - Reagan official (Paul Craig Roberts Nutjob alert!)

    07/24/2007 3:27:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 86 replies · 2,732+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 7-24-07
    White House preparing to stage new September 11 - Reagan official 13:58 | 20/ 07/ 2007 WASHINGTON, July 20 (RIA Novosti) - A former Reagan official has issued a public warning that the Bush administration is preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack in the United States, transform the country into a dictatorship and launch a war with Iran within a year. Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, blasted Thursday a new Executive Order, released July 17, allowing the White House to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies and giving the...
  • Challenges to the U.S. (Paul Craig Roberts' Last NewsMax Column?)

    01/12/2007 10:11:28 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 76 replies · 1,312+ views ^ | December 29, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    In her historical mystery, "The Daughter of Time," Josephine Tey (a pen name of Elizabeth MacKintosh) has Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant, while confined to his hospital bed, solve the 15th century murder of the two York princes in the Tower of London. The princes were murdered by Henry VII, and the crime was blamed on Richard III in order to justify the upstart Tudor's violent seizure of the English throne. Tey makes the point that if a 20th century mystery writer can detect the truth about a 15th century murder, historians have no excuse to persist in writing in...
  • Will Democrats Become Part of the Problem? (Paul is a moron barf alert)

    12/21/2006 8:30:32 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 23 replies · 864+ views ^ | Nov. 10, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    It only took six years for Americans to comprehend George Bush and the Republican Party and to realize that the Republicans were not leading America in any promising directions. Exit polls and interviews with voters across the country by CNN political analyst Bill Schneider show that the November 2006 election was a vote against both Bush and the war in Iraq. Schneider reports that voters did not even know the name of the Democrats for whom they voted. Voters said: "I am going to vote Democrat because I don't like Bush, I don't like the war. I want to make...
  • Bush's Ego Marches On (Who will rid me of this meddlesome nutbag?)

    12/21/2006 8:08:40 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 44 replies · 1,456+ views ^ | Dec. 12, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Last July, in response to Bush the Evil's enabling of Israel's gratuitous slaughter of thousands of Lebanese civilians and destruction of the country's infrastructure, I wrote about "the shame of being an American." With the ongoing slaughter of our troops and Iraqi civilians in Bush's war in Iraq, it is time to revisit that theme. As the Iraqi civil war (euphemistically termed "sectarian violence") intensifies, both U.S. and Iraqi casualties have sharply increased. Thirty-five U.S. troops have been killed in the first week of December. Iraqis are dying at each other's hands at about 100 per day, with many more...
  • Blair, Bush as Gulty as Saddam

    11/07/2006 9:47:44 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 30 replies · 814+ views ^ | November 3, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Compared to current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's former President Muhammad Khatami is regarded in Western foreign affairs circles as a moderate. When Khatami visited the United States in September, he called on the America and Iran to stop verbally assaulting each other in the interest of dialogue that could build trust and eliminate the frictions between the two countries. Khatami said that the precondition for dialogue was "to eliminate the language of threat." In an attempt to "resolve conflicts by talking, rather than by aggression," the venerable Scottish University of St. Andrews invited Khatami to the United Kingdom for...
  • We're Allowing Dissolution of Our Civil Liberties (More nutbaggery from Paul Craig Roberts)

    11/06/2006 12:11:07 PM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 14 replies · 505+ views ^ | October 26, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    During my professional lifetime, liberals and the left wing have focused on failures and misdeeds of the private sector, while libertarians and conservatives have focused on the failures and misdeeds of the public sector or government. It turns out that both sides are right. The Enron case and the other accounting scandals of this new century are testimony to misdeeds driven by private sector greed, just as the unjustifiable war in Iraq is testimony to the abusive behavior of government. Justice demands that we be always on guard against a prosecutor's case. However, the devastation wrought by fraud committed by...
  • Bush Has Achieved America's Demise (Paul Craig Roberts barf alert!)

    11/06/2006 8:19:49 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 31 replies · 649+ views ^ | October 18, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    When does "collateral damage" so dwarf combatant deaths that war becomes genocide? Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq has cost 655,000 Iraqis their lives. That is the conclusion of a study financed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for International Studies and conducted by physicians under the direction of Johns Hopkins University epidemiologists. These are deaths over and above the pre-invasion mortality rate. Bush's illegal invasion raised Iraq's mortality rate from 5.5 deaths per 1,000 people per year to 13.3 deaths per 1,000 people per year. The study is published by the distinguished British medical journal The Lancet and is...
  • Will November Elections Bring Hope? (Paul Craig Roberts Off His Meds Alert)

    10/12/2006 7:38:28 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 28 replies · 701+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | October 7, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    In one month, we will know if Americans understand the danger of the Bush administration's fanatical preoccupation with terrorism combined with one-party control of the executive and legislative branches. If voters let pass the opportunity in the November election to take Congress out of Republican hands, America will experience a more rapid descent into a police state. The Bush administration's response to 9-11, an event about which we have incomplete and unreliable information, has been to trample important civil liberties such as habeas corpus, the attorney-client privilege, privacy, due process and prohibition against self-incrimination. Today, "detainees" incarcerated by U.S. government...
  • Iran Crisis Looms (Paul Craig Robert barf alert)

    09/26/2006 8:38:45 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 20 replies · 510+ views ^ | September 26, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    A number of experts have concluded that despite the Bush administration's desire to attack Iran, the aggression would be too rash and the consequences too dire even for the irrational Bush administration. Military experts point out that at a time when generals are calling for more troops for Afghanistan and Iraq, it would be ill-advised for Bush to add Iran to the war theater. Experts note that Iran is well armed with missiles capable of attacking U.S. ships and oil facilities throughout the Middle East. Then, Iran can direct its Shiite allies in Iraq to assault U.S. troops there and...
  • Gullible Americans (Paul Craig Roberts Humor Alert)

    08/22/2006 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 46 replies · 1,435+ views ^ | August 15, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    I was in China when a July Harris Poll reported that 50 percent of Americans still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when Bush invaded that country and that 64 percent of Americans still believe that Saddam Hussein had strong links with al-Qaida. The Chinese leaders and intellectuals with whom I was meeting were incredulous. How could a majority of the population in an allegedly free country with an allegedly free press be so totally misinformed? The only answer I could give the Chinese is that Americans would have been the perfect population for Mao and the Gang...
  • U.S. Jobs Decline Continues (Paul Craig Roberts Barf Alert)

    08/22/2006 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 117 replies · 1,541+ views ^ | August 22, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Readers want to know why I have not reported on the payroll jobs statistics for the past two months. Does this mean, they ask, that the situation has turned around and that the U.S. economy is again creating jobs in export and import-competitive sectors? Alas, no. I did not write about the past two payroll jobs data reports because it is the same distressing story that other readers say they are bored with hearing. The July report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists 113,000 new jobs, all of which are in services. "Leisure and hospitality" accounted for 42,000 jobs,...
  • The Shame of Being an American (scrawled by Paul Craig Roberts in purple crayon)

    07/28/2006 9:30:58 AM PDT · by dighton · 141 replies · 2,777+ views
    The lordly lofts of Bedlam, via ^ | 07/22/2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Gentle reader, do you know that Israel is engaged in ethnic cleansing in southern Lebanon? Israel has ordered all the villagers to clear out. Israel then destroys their homes and murders the fleeing villagers. That way there is no one to come back and nothing to which to return, making it easier for Israel to grab the territory, just as Israel has been stealing Palestine from the Palestinians. Do you know that one-third of the Lebanese civilians murdered by Israel’s attacks on civilian residential districts are children? That is the report from Jan Egeland, the emergency relief coordinator for the...
  • Bush and Neocons Court Doom (Paul Craig Roberts, any enemy of America is a friend of Paul's)

    07/25/2006 1:47:25 PM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 19 replies · 416+ views ^ | July 12, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Finding itself in Republican sights and with no Democratic power center to offer protection, National Public Radio is turning into an upscale version of Fox "News." Nevertheless, information still gets out if the listener is sufficiently attentive. On July 5, NPR's "All Things Considered" interviewed two warmongers for their views on the North Korean missile test. One was Ashton Carter, a Clinton administration assistant secretary of defense, now at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. The other was Ambassador Christopher Hill, an assistant secretary of state in the Bush regime. The Clinton DoD assistant secretary is coauthor of a...
  • Neocons Set Stage for Middle East War (PCR A.C. Alert)

    07/25/2006 1:40:24 PM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 44 replies · 961+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | July 18, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The old adage, "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" does not apply to Americans, who have shown that they can be endlessly fooled. Neoconservatives deceived Americans into an illegal attack and debilitating war in Iraq. American neoconservatives are closely allied with Israel's Likud Party. In the past, some neocons lost their security clearances because of "mishandling" of classified information. According to Insight Magazine (online version, June 26, 2006), "the Pentagon has banned security clearance to Americans with relatives in Israel. Government sources and attorneys said the Pentagon has sought and succeeded in removing security...
  • Neocons Angle for War

    06/27/2006 7:16:42 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 41 replies · 849+ views ^ | June 13, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    John Bolton, a notorious neocon warmonger who could not be confirmed as America's ambassador to the United Nations by even the compliant and corrupt U.S. Senate, got the job as a recess appointment. He is using the platform to push America into war with Iran. Bolton told the Financial Times on June 9 that the Bush regime has no intention of reaching an agreement with Iran. Time is running out for diplomacy, Bolton said. Iran has a short time remaining in which it can give up its right under the nonproliferation treaty to enrich uranium for nuclear energy or be...
  • War Criminal Nation (Author dementia alert)

    06/20/2006 9:34:50 AM PDT · by robowombat · 41 replies · 894+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 08, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    June 08, 2006 War Criminal Nation By Paul Craig Roberts Faced with mounting civilian carnage, both from war crimes committed by demoralized and broken US troops and from the raging civil war unleashed by Bush’s ill-fated illegal invasion of Iraq, the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee has decided to waste another $50 billion to continue the lost war for five more months. Our elected "representatives" are so in thrall to the powerful military- industrial complex that no amount of American shame, pariah status and military defeat can shut off the flow of taxpayers’ funds to the merchants of death. Bush’s wars...
  • The Death of U.S. Jobs ( The sky is falling alert )

    06/07/2006 9:51:31 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 73 replies · 3,304+ views ^ | 06/07/2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The Death of U.S. Jobs Paul Craig Roberts Wednesday, June 7, 2006 The May payroll jobs report released June 2 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms the jobs pattern for the 21st century U.S. economy: Employment growth is limited to domestic services. In May, the economy created only 67,000 private sector jobs. Job estimates for the previous two months were reduced by 37,000. The new jobs are as follows: Professional and business services, 27,000; education and health services, 41,000; waitresses and bartenders, 10,000. Manufacturing lost 14,000 jobs. Total hours worked in the private sector declined in May. Manufacturing hours...
  • Paul Craig Roberts: Evil in Our Government [barf]

    06/01/2006 5:34:00 PM PDT · by Calif Conservative · 122 replies · 4,896+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5-30-06 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Evil in Our Government Paul Craig Roberts Tuesday, May 30, 2006 Is the Bush regime a state sponsor of terrorism? A powerful case can be made that it is. In the past three years, the Bush regime has murdered tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and an unknown number of Afghan ones. U.S. Marines, members of our finest and proudest military force, are under criminal investigation for breaking into Iraqi homes and murdering entire families. In an unprecedented event, Gen. Michael Hagee, the Marine Corps commandant, has found it necessary to fly to Iraq to tell our best-trained troops to...
  • The fading U.S. economy (more bellyaching by Paul Craig Roberts - but no solutions offered)

    05/15/2006 9:57:00 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 6 replies · 214+ views
    creator ^ | May 5 06 | Paul Craig Robers
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics payroll jobs report released May 5 says the economy created 131,000 private sector jobs in April. Construction added 10,000 jobs; natural resources, mining and logging added 8,000 jobs; and manufacturing added 19,000. Despite this unusual gain, the economy has 10,000 fewer manufacturing jobs than a year ago. Most of the April job gain -- 72 percent -- is in domestic services, with education and health services (primarily health care and social assistance) and waitresses and bartenders accounting for 55,000 jobs, or 42 percent of the total job gain. Financial activities added 26,000 jobs, and professional...
  • Watching the Constitution Fade Away (Paul Craig Roberts B.S. Alert)

    05/04/2006 2:47:53 PM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 39 replies · 694+ views ^ | May 4, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The Bush administration has done more damage to Americans and more harm to America's reputation than any other administration in history. Yet a majority of Republicans still support Bush. This tells much about blind party loyalty. By encouraging the move offshore of American jobs and manufacturing, Bush has run up tremendous trade deficits that have undermined the world's confidence in the dollar as the reserve currency. Recently, both Chinese and Russian government officials warned of the dollar's shaky status. The fall in confidence in the dollar is evidenced by the sharp run-up in the price of gold. In January 2001,...
  • Another Grim Report on the Jobs Front

    04/23/2006 2:44:37 PM PDT · by Dialup Llama · 226 replies · 3,474+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4/19/2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Is your job safe? Not if it can be done abroad. The only safe jobs are in domestic services that require a "hands-on" presence, such as barbers, hospital orderlies, and waitresses. For a number of years the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly payroll jobs reports have been sending US policymakers dire warnings, only to be ignored. The March report repeats the message. Ninety-five percent of the new jobs created are in domestic services. The US economy no longer creates jobs in export or export-competitive sectors. Wholesale and retail trade, waitresses and bartenders account for 46% of the new jobs. Education...