The wreckage of the American Embassy in Libya after the
attack on 9/11/12.
Try to imagine more deluded reporting than
this by America’s Presstitute "free press." For 11
years Washington in pursuit of its rightful hegemony has been sending
troops, bombers, jet fighters, helicopter gunships, drones, and assassination
teams into seven Muslim countries. Two of the Muslim countries, Iraq
and Libya, and perhaps more depending on how you see it, have been
overthrown by Washington and left in chaos.
Washington’s assaults on seven countries have blown up weddings,
funerals, kids’ soccer games, farm houses, hospitals, aid workers,
schools, people walking along the streets, village elders, but the
Muslims don’t mind! They understand that the well-meaning Americans
who love them and are committed to their human rights, are bringing
them democracy and women’s rights. The million or more dead,
maimed, and displaced Muslims are a low price to be paid for liberation
The Muslims understand that liberation has costs and were content
with Washington’s liberating violence until some idiot in California
produced an anti-Islamic film. This film, and not Washington’s
predations, set the Muslim world alive with "hate America."
On the symbolic date of September 11, the U.S. ambassador to Libya
and some other Washington representatives were assassinated in Libya.
According to the Presstitute media, the assassins did not kill the
Americans because Washington destroyed their country and left them
in chaos. The assassins killed the Americans because of an anti-Islamic
film for which the murdered American representatives were not responsible.
This is the way Washington works and thinks. It is not Washington’s
slaughter of Muslims and control over their societies and political
life that produces blowback. It is independent film-makers in California!
Deluded politicians in Washington, both Republicans and Democrats
and, of course, the bought-and-paid-for "experts," brought
these forceful rejections of America upon us all. Washington has not
only attacked Muslim countries on the basis of concocted lies — weapons
of mass destruction, al Qaeda connections, brutal dictators — but
also destroyed the secular governments who held the Islamists in check,
and prevented their attacks on US representatives and institutions.
In Egypt, long an American puppet states, the U.S. Embassy was stormed
and the US flag was torn apart. If only this was all. Washington could
again purchase the Egyptian government, as it has since Anwar Sadat’s
assassination. But the ongoing news is that Anti-American protests
are not only spreading across the Middle East but erupting throughout
the world: Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Gaza, Bangladesh,
Lebanon, London, and even into Israel.
The Obama administration is blaming al Qaeda, an Islamist group that
the administration is currently supporting in its efforts to overthrow
the secular Assad government in Syria and the group that the Obama
administration used to overthrow the Libyan government, thus leaving
a power vacuum in its place. Having destroyed the protection from Islamist
attacks that secular Arab rulers provided Washington, Obama, in a show
of force, has sent drones, aircraft carriers, Marines, and Tomahawk
missile ships to Libya, raising the prospect that more schools and
children's soccer games will be mistaken for jihadi encampments and
Attempting to politicize the turmoil, Presidential candidate Mitt
Romney declared that the U.S. needed him in the White House and as
president he would provide "…the leadership that America
respects and will keep us admired throughout the world."
What admiration is Romney talking about? Who are the admirers? In
Egypt Muslims marching to the beat of "death to America," have
not been deterred by police after three days of protests. CBS reports
that "Police continue to fire tear gas in hopes it will deplete
the strength of the demonstrators but they [the demonstrators] are
Kings Good, Dictators Bad! Unlike the Washington-supported Saudi royal
family that absorbs most of their nation’s oil income, Qaddafi
allocated the oil money to Libyans. In Cynthia McKinney’s excellent
Illegal War On Libya, Stephen Lendman writes that Qaddafi "wanted
Libyans to share in the country’s oil wealth, a notion foreign
to America and other Western societies. Under his 1999 Decision No.
111, all Libyans received free healthcare, education, electricity,
water, training, rehabilitation, housing assistance, disability, old-age
benefits, interest-free state loans, as well as generous subsidies
to study abroad, buy a new car, help when they marry, practically free
gasoline, and more."
Why did such a relatively wealthy and egalitarian country need to
be "liberated" by
Washington and its NATO war criminal puppet state?
What was achieved by overthrowing a government that provided for its
people in better ways than do Western governments for the people they
The U.S. is the new Rome, and Europe, the UK, Canada, Japan, and Australia
are its tributary dominions along with the oil kingdoms.
In his book, Rubicon, Tom Holland describes what it is like to be a
dominion of a powerful and ruthless military state:
"Prior to the cataclysms of B.C. 146, there had been some confusion
as to the precise definition of ‘freedom.’ When the Romans
claimed to be guaranteeing it, what did this mean? ... Roman and Greek
interpretations of ‘freedom’ diverged. To the Romans … freedom
meant an opportunity for the city states to follow rules laid down
by Roman commissioners."
This is the "freedom" that Washington imposes on the world.
Washington is the übermensch. The rest of the world is Washington’s
playground. Ruling as Rome did, Washington installs puppets and relies
on their obeisance.
In the end, empire destroys itself. Washington’s hubris and arrogance
is turning the world against America. Thanks to The Clintons, the Bushes,
Cheney, Obama and the neoconservatives, America, instead of being loved
or even respected, is hated with a rising passion. The widespread attacks
on the imperial power’s embassies are only the beginning.
As Gerald Celente had forecast, "The 1st Great War of the 21st
Century" has begun.
Copyright © 2012 by Paul Craig Roberts.
A version of this article appeared in the Trends Alert published by
Gerald Celente's Trends Research Institute..
Paul Craig Roberts is a distinguished economist, journalist, and author.
He was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan,
and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and to the Commerce
Department. A former associate editor and columnist for the Wall
Street Journal, he is the author of several books, including How
the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds (Counterpunch/AK Press, 2010) and The
Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement are
Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice (2008).
See his biographical sketch and additional columns here.
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