Author Archives: Paul Craig Roberts

Ferguson: No justice in the American police state

There are reports that American police kill 500 or more Americans every year. Few of these murdered Americans posed a threat to police. Police murder Americans for totally implausible reasons. For example, a few days before Michael Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, John Crawford picked up a toy gun from a Walmart shelf in the toy department and was shot and killed on the spot by police goons. Continue reading

The militarization of the police has produced a murder machine

I wasn’t surprised at some of the crude comments and hatred expressed toward blacks that came from a few white male anti-immigration Republicans in response to my article Cops Gone Wild. A few were so choked with rage over a “f****** pinko-liberal-commie” who would take the side of a “black bully thief” over the police that they never read beyond the introductory comment about Ferguson. Criticizing police can ignite the same kind of hysterical hatred as criticizing the Israeli government’s murders of Palestinians. Continue reading

Cops gone wild

Ferguson, Missouri, is a small overwhelmingly black town whose government and police are white. The Ferguson police murdered an 18-year-old black male who had his hands over his head. If you take a look at the photo of the three goon thugs pointing military rifles at point blank range at the kid with his hands up, when any one of the over-sized goons unarmed could have restrained the kid, you can understand how excessive police force results in abuse and murder of citizens. Continue reading

Washington has placed the world on the road to war

Does the world have a death wish?

A fabricated report was spread by the UK Guardian newspaper and BBC that a Russian armored convoy entered Ukraine and was destroyed by the Ukrainian military. The German media including Die Welt picked up the false report and spread the hysteria. Once again we have confirmation that the Western media is corrupt and unreliable.
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Washington chokes truth with lies

Are Western propagandists fooling anyone but themselves? Continue reading

Washington threatens the world

The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

Defining away economic failure

Redefinition is America’s most powerful factor of production

Last week’s government guesstimate that second quarter 2014 real GDP growth will be 4% seems nonsensical on its face. There is no evidence of increases in real median family incomes or real consumer credit that would lift the economy from a first quarter decline to 4% growth in the second quarter. Continue reading

The West’s reckless rush towards war with Russia

On a number of occasions recently I have made the point that the psychopaths in control of Washington are driving the West to war with Russia. Continue reading

Israel Is stealing and murdering its way through Palestine

As Zionists have endeavored to teach the world for decades, Israel is not subject to criticism. Only Jew-haters, anti-Semites, and people who want to gas Jews and boil them in oil criticize Israel. Israel is above criticism, because Israelis are God’s Chosen People and despite being God’s Chosen People suffered the Holocaust. Continue reading

War is coming

The extraordinary propaganda being conducted against Russia by the US and UK governments and Ministries of Propaganda, a.k.a., the “Western media,” have the purpose of driving the world to a war that no one can win. European governments need to rouse themselves from insouciance, because Europe will be the first to be vaporized due to the US missile bases that Europe hosts to guarantee its “security.” Continue reading

Another State Department hoax?

I have an email that purports to be from the State Department Press Office. It is dated Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:45 AM EDT. Continue reading

Washington is escalating the orchestrated Ukrainian ‘crisis’ to war

Despite the conclusion by US intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding it toward war. Continue reading

US Intelligence: Russia didn’t do it

After days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence officials to tell reporters that there is no evidence of the Russian government’s involvement. Continue reading

The New Republic is queen of the presstitutes

According to the latest reports, the separatists in Donetsk have handed over to Malaysian authorities the black boxes from the downed Malaysian airliner, which indicates that those who have been blamed by Washington and the Western presstitute media have nothing to fear from the facts. Continue reading

Guilt by insinuation

How American propaganda works

Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner? Continue reading

What happened to the Malaysian airliner?

Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have. Continue reading

Sanctions and airliners

The unilateral US sanctions announced by Obama on July 16 blocking Russian weapons and energy companies access to US bank loans demonstrate Washington’s impotence. The rest of the world, including America’s two largest business organizations, turned their backs on Obama. The US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers placed ads in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post protesting US sanctions. NAM said that the manufacturer’s association is “disappointed that the US is extending sanctions in increasingly unilateral ways that will undermine US commercial engagement.” Bloomberg reported that “meeting in Brussels, leaders of the European Union refused to match the US measures.” Continue reading

Washington’s arrogance will destroy its empire

Washington reeks of the stench of evil

Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington’s laws even when Washington’s laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries. Continue reading

Virtual economy’s phantom job gains are based on statistical fraud

And more fraud is in the works

Washington can’t stop lying. Don’t be convinced by last Thursday’s job report that it is your fault if you don’t have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more fiction than reality. Continue reading

Washington’s war crimes spread from Africa and the Middle East to Ukraine

A person might think that revulsion in “the world community” against Washington’s wanton slaughter of civilians in eight countries would have led to War Crimes Tribunal warrants issued for the arrest of presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and many officials in their regimes. But the vocal part of “the world community”—the West—has become inured to Washington’s crimes against humanity and doesn’t bother to protest. Indeed, many of these governments are complicit in Washington’s crimes, and there could just as well be arrest warrants for members of European governments. Continue reading

Cold War renewed with a vengeance while Washington again lies

The Cold War made a lot of money for the military/security complex for four decades dating from Churchill’s March 5, 1946, speech in Fulton, Missouri, declaring a Soviet “Iron Curtain” until Reagan and Gorbachev ended the Cold War in the late 1980s. During the Cold War Americans heard endlessly about “the Captive Nations.” The Captive Nations were the Baltics and the Soviet bloc, usually summarized as “Eastern Europe.” Continue reading

A new recession and a new world devoid of Washington’s arrogance?

A final number for real US GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014 was released Wednesday. The number is not the 2.6% growth rate predicted by the know-nothing economists in January of this year. The number is a decline in GDP of -2.9 percent. Continue reading

Can Putin’s diplomacy prevail over Washington’s coercion?

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is trying to save the world from war. We should all help him. Continue reading

Professor Francis Boyle on impeachment of Bush and Obama

As Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Richest Representative of the One Percent in the House of Representatives, said: “Impeachment is off the table.” Nevertheless, Insouciant Californians still send The bought-and paid-for hireling to Washington. Continue reading

Washington is beating the war drums

I wish I had only good news to bring to readers, or even one item of good news. Alas, goodness has ceased to be a feature of US policy and simply cannot be found in any words or deeds emanating from Washington or the capitals of its European vassal states. The Western World has succumbed to evil. Continue reading

Washington’s Iraq ‘victory’

The citizens of the United States still do not know why their government destroyed Iraq. “National Security” will prevent them from ever knowing. “National Security” is the cloak behind which hides the crimes of the US government. Continue reading

The people struggle to find and retain representation

Dave Brat, a professor of economics at Virginia’s Randolph-Macon College, is a marked man. Professor Brat defeated Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a prime trophy of the Israel Lobby. I doubt that Eric Cantor ever lost an opportunity to place Israel’s interests above the interests of his constituents. Under US laws, Cantor should have been required to register as a foreign agent. Continue reading

World War II: The Unknown War

In my column, “The Lies Grow More Audacious,” I mentioned that Obama and the British prime minister, whom Obama has as a lap dog, just as George Bush had Tony Blair as lap dog, had managed to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany at the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion without mentioning the Russians. Continue reading

More phantom jobs created—all in the wrong places

Education is not the answer

Last April, I saw a report that 83% of May’s college graduates did not have a job. I remarked that in my day most of us had 2 or 3 job or graduate school offers before we graduated. The latest payroll jobs report issued on June 6 proves that the April report was true. Continue reading

The lies grow more audacious

If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the doubts. Continue reading

Whatever became of morality?

What are we to make of this: 12-year-old Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times; friends arrested? Continue reading

Are you ready for nuclear war?

Pay close attention to Steven Starr’s guest column, “The Lethality of Nuclear Weapons.” Washington thinks nuclear war can be won and is planning for a first strike on Russia, and perhaps China, in order to prevent any challenge to Washington’s world hegemony. Continue reading