Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
29 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Washington's Tyranny

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 21   Well Said 14   Valuable 14  
View Ratings | Rate It

Headlined to H2 9/24/13

Become a Fan
  (369 fans)

opednews.com

Source: Paul Craig Roberts



The war criminal barack obama has declared his "outrage" over the 62 deaths associated with the takeover of a Nairobi, Kenya, shopping mall by al-Shabaab fighters. But the attack on the shopping mall was obama's fault. Al Shabaab spokesmen said that the attack on the Nairobi mall was a retaliatory response to the Kenyan troops sent to fight against them in Somalia. The Kenyan troops, of course, were sent to Somalia as a result of pressure from Washington.

Just as the outbreak of violence in Mali resulted from the fighters that obama used against Gaddafi moving into Mali, Washington's violence against Somalia has resulted in the terrorist attack on the Nairobi mall.

This fact again raises the never-asked question: What is the real agenda of Washington's "war on terror"? The western presstitutes never ask this question, nor do western legislative bodies.

Washington has offered a variety of justifications for its 12 years of wars. One is that Washington is rooting out terrorism in order to protect Americans from 9/11 type events. Another is that "dictators" must be overthrown and replaced with "freedom and democracy." Still another is false claims of the possession of "weapons of mass destruction" (Iraq) and the use of "weapons of mass destruction" (Syria).

None of Washington's claims can withstand the barest scrutiny. None of the governments that Washington has overthrown and seeks to overthrow are terrorist states. Indeed, some are not even Islamist governments. Saddam Hussein's Iraq had a secular government, as does Assad's Syria.

Washington's explanations for murdering Pakistanis and Yemenis with drones are even more nebulous. Moreover, using military means to kill citizens of countries with which the US is not at war lacks all legality.

When obama gets on the moral high horse about deaths in Syria or Nairobi, his hypocrisy is astounding. A person would think obama would be ashamed. The Egyptian military, which is financed with $2 billion annually from Washington, has just overthrown the first elected president in Egypt's history, banned the political party that Egyptians elected to power, and confiscated the political party's assets, money, and buildings.

The Washington-sponsored Egyptian military shot down in the streets many more Egyptians protesting the overthrow of their government by a military coup than died in the Nairobi mall. But we hear nothing from Washington or obama about the need to support democracy in Egypt.

When the British Parliament voted down providing cover for obama's criminal attack on Syria, Parliament created space for Russia's President Putin to resolve the Syrian situation by obtaining Syrian President Assad's agreement to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and to turn over all Syrian chemical weapons to an international body.

The warmonger obama regime was outraged that Washington's military attack on Syria had been blocked. Washington and the Israel Lobby went into full scale demonization of President Putin for orchestrating peace instead of war. The obama regime is trying to block the agreement by insisting on incorporating into the UN resolution an opportunity for attacking Syria if Washington is not convinced that all chemical weapons are turned over.

The entire world knows that Washington will again lie through its teeth, assert that all the weapons were not turned over and use the wedge that Washington is attempting to force into the UN resolution to start another war. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has publicly stated that Washington is trying to blackmail Russia into accepting the potential for military intervention in Syria as part of the agreement.

Until the 21st century, Washington carried out its relentless nefarious activities against other peoples and countries under cover and out of sight. In the 21st century the criminal bush and obama regimes have brazenly demonstrated their disregard for US law, international law, and human rights.

Hubris and arrogance have run away with the "superpower." The US stands reviled by the world. At the UN summit on September 23, the president of Brazil denounced the obama regime for its "breach of international law" revealed by the spy scandal. Bolivian President Evo Morales is filing a lawsuit against the obama regime for "crimes against humanity."

When the world looks at Washington, it cannot differentiate Washington from the dictatorships that Washington attributes to other countries. The Washington regime has declared that it is above both law and Constitution and possesses the power to detain citizens indefinitely and to murder them without due process of law. These powers comprise the necessary and sufficient conditions for dictatorship.

Who will liberate Americans from Washington's tyranny, overthrow the executive branch dictatorship, and bring freedom and democracy to America?

 

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Libya - The DC/NATO Agenda And The Next Great War

The Road to Armageddon

American Job Loss Is Permanent

A Story...The Last Whistleblower

Pakistan TV Report Contradicts US Claim of Bin Laden's Death

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
14 people are discussing this page, with 29 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

It's probably too late for the people to wake up a... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 5:03:16 PM
What if you are used?What if Dr PCR simply wants t... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 11:00:12 PM
Hubris and arrogance have run away with the "super... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 5:39:35 PM
Who,indeed... But we don't need to look overseas ... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 7:12:46 PM
One more thing, which was beautifully outlined in ... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:18:24 PM
Hardly every violent event in the world has a US p... by Richard Pietrasz on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:07:27 PM
Obama seems to have struck a self destruct mode - ... by Lance Ciepiela on Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:27:17 PM
" Who will liberate Americans from Washington's ty... by Stan Stanfield on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:15:03 AM
Thus far, the Oathkeepers have done little visible... by Richard Pietrasz on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:20:44 PM
Who indeed?The citizens of the U.S. are brainwashe... by yunus Luebben on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 11:54:23 AM
We all could stock up and just stay home.  Th... by Michael Dewey on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:39:16 PM
"The only crimes being committed are by those regi... by comncents on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 3:56:36 PM
What is this big difference between the 21st centu... by Richard Pietrasz on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:31:11 PM
I think the biggest difference is that the corprof... by comncents on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 5:14:00 PM
So, Mr Craig Roberts, no discussion of oil and min... by P Brandt on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 9:04:30 PM
It is flawed, distorted logic to claim that Presid... by E.J.N. on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 1:27:41 PM
I am disappointed with Obama (although I foresaw b... by Guglielmo Tell on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 5:27:14 PM
Mr. Tell, you wrote: "I see PCR's claim that Obama... by E.J.N. on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 9:38:51 PM
1. Well, I stand by what I said. Killing innocent ... by Guglielmo Tell on Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:34:53 PM
"To bear yourselves with patience is far better fo... by E.J.N. on Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:50:04 PM
2. As part of demonizing "the inferior" military p... by Guglielmo Tell on Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:42:21 PM
I understand your point, and to a certain extent I... by E.J.N. on Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 1:09:14 PM
Here I agree with the most. Dr. King would agree w... by Guglielmo Tell on Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 7:22:06 PM
The rains of terror produced by USA in the Muslim ... by Richard Pietrasz on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 5:28:19 PM
I agree with you, Richard, that the U.S. is quite ... by E.J.N. on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 9:59:04 PM
You missed my point."Education" is the wrong answe... by Richard Pietrasz on Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 5:06:33 PM
Former president Carter is right,  we no long... by J Smith on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:29:54 PM
USA never was a democracy, and the founding father... by Richard Pietrasz on Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 5:17:20 PM
Heads up. My article, Tyranny's Hush money to be p... by Gary Brumback on Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 7:53:11 AM