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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.
The Israel Lobby Eliminates Another Critic (8 comments)
The United States, wallowing in arrogance and hubris, pretends to be "the world's sole superpower," the "exceptional and indispensable nation" chosen by history to exercise hegemony over the world. In truth, the US is the two-bit punk puppet of the Israel Lobby. If the Zionist government orders Washington to eat dog excrement, Washington eats it.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie (14 comments)
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. If European capitals cannot make decisions independently of Washington, there is no scope for Putin's diplomacy.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
America's Corrupt Institutions (15 comments)
Governments, media, and citizens share responsibility. They have allowed police to be militarized and to be inappropriately trained. Indeed, city, county, state, and federal governments have removed all barriers to the use of excessive force by police. Handed such power, the police use it.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Guest Article by Steven Starr -- Senator Corker's Path to Nuclear War (34 comments)
Nuclear war is suicide for humans, but our leaders still have their fingers on the nuclear triggers. There seems to be absolutely no awareness, either in our Federal government or in the American public, of the existential danger posed by nuclear war. Such ignorance is embodied by The Russian Aggression Prevention Act, which if enacted will put us on a direct course for nuclear war with Russia.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ferguson: No Justice in the American Police State (12 comments)
Michael Brown's murder is reflective of the militarization of the police and police training that creates a hostile police attitude toward the public. The police are taught to view the public as threats against whom the use of violence is the safest course for the police officers.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We Are Above the Law Declares County Attorney (1 comments)
Habersham County, Georgia, the jurisdiction that allowed intentionally or through negligence a SWAT team to break into a home with violent force in the middle of the night and throw a stun grenade into a baby's face sending him to a hospital for weeks where he was in life support, has ruled that it would be illegal for the county to pay the baby's medical bills.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Ukraine Crisis Continues (5 comments)
The continued slaughter and destruction of the Russian populations in eastern and southern Ukraine will eventually demoralize the Russian people and undermine their support of Putin's government for failing to halt it. The Russian government's acceptance of the slaughter makes Russia look weak and encourages more aggression against Russia.
In The West Respect for Truth No Longer Exists (37 comments)
Western repetition of bald-faced lies has become truth for huge numbers of peoples. The city upon the hill, the light unto the world, the home of the exceptional, indispensable people is the home of Satan's lies where truth is prohibited and war is the end game.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Five Star Interview (13 comments)
We don't control the oil and energy. The Russians have tremendous energy reserves. We don't control the energy reserves in Iraq or Saudi Arabia. Or Venezuela. South America is essentially getting ready to leave the American payments system as indicated by the recent BRICS conference in Brazil. South American countries were there, with Russia and China.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Cops Gone Wild (39 comments)
Police victims have no rights, and in the vast majority of cases neither do the families of the murdered police victims. Compensation to the families of murdered police victims is rare as is accountability for the police murderers. In America a police badge is a license to murder.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Washington Has Placed The World On The Road To War (10 comments)
The slaughter by Washington, Washington's Kiev stooges and Washington's EU vassals of civilians in the former Russian territories that comprise the southern and eastern borders of present-day Ukraine is not only largely unreported in the Western media, but also denied or blamed on Russia.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Washington Chokes Truth With Lies (8 comments)
The demented NATO generals, Pentagon chief, and US senators are spreading hysteria about a looming Russian invasion not only of Ukraine but also of the Baltics, Poland, indeed, all of Europe. This hysteria is engulfing the West despite the total evidence of any sign whatsoever of Russian preparations or motives for such invasions.
Monday, August 11, 2014
The De-industrialization of America (17 comments)
Right-wing ideologues will say that the labor force participation rate is down because abundant welfare makes it possible for people not to work. This is nonsensical. During this period food stamps have twice been reduced, unemployment benefits were cut back as were a variety of social services. Being on welfare in America today is an extreme hardship.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Washington Threatens The World (19 comments)
Washington does not accept law, neither domestic nor international, as a constraint on its actions. Washington is "exceptional, indispensable." No one else counts. No law, no Constitution, and no humane consideration has authority to constrain Washington's will. In its claims Washington surpasses those of the Third Reich.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
The West Is On The Wrong Path (34 comments)
Unless Washington can quickly divert attention from Handelsblatt's criticism of Washington's militarism in place of diplomacy, perhaps by shooting down another airliner, Europe will begin to understand that European subservience to Washington is all cost and no benefit, and that the cost of being Washington's vassals is rising.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Will Putin Realize That Russia Holds The Cards? (46 comments)
The amazing thing about Russia finding herself on the defensive about sanctions is that Russia, not Washington or the impotent EU, holds all the cards. Putin can bring down the economies of Europe and throw all of Europe into political and economic chaos simply by turning off the energy supply.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Defining Away Economic Failure (4 comments)
The West already lives in the dystopia forecast by George Orwell. Jobs are created by hypothetical add-ons to the reported payroll figures and by inappropriate use of seasonal adjustments. Inflation is erased by substituting lower priced items in the inflation index for those that rise in price and by redefining rising prices as quality improvements.
If Nuclear War Doesn't Exterminate Us Ebola Virus Might (31 comments)
Russia has as many nuclear warheads as Washington, and Washington's "ABM shield" is a farce. If the insane American government drives a crisis, which Washington alone created, to war, we will all die, and for what? The answer is: for a Washington LIE. Do you want to die for a lie? Another Washington lie? If you don't, you had better let Washington know.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The West's Reckless Rush Towards War With Russia (14 comments)
The lies that the Obama regime and Western presstitute media are hurling at President Putin are even more blatantly false that the lies Washington used against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Assad, the Taliban, and Iran, and the lies are far more reckless.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Israel Is Stealing and Murdering Its Way Through Palestine (39 comments)
Reading the Western Media, watching Western TV, and listening to Western radio, one is left with the propaganda that the Palestinians are to blame for the Israeli attack on Gaza, just as one is left with the propaganda that the Malaysian airliner deaths are Russia's fault. There is no evidence, but propaganda does not require evidence. Just repetition.
Monday, July 28, 2014
UPDATE of the Latest US Government Hoax (6 comments)
The anti-Russian propaganda campaign being conducted by Washington follows in the footsteps of the campaigns conducted against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Assad, and Iran. Washington's campaign of lies against Russia proves the absence of integrity in the US government and is reckless as it can lead to war.
Monday, July 28, 2014
War Is Coming (51 comments)
Russia has emerged from tyranny and from a government based on lies, while the US and UK submerge into tyranny shielded by lies. Western elites desire to loot Russia, a juicy prize, and there stands Putin in the way. The solution is to get rid of him like they got rid of President Yanukovich in Ukraine.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The World Is Doomed By Western Insouciance (67 comments)
Washington now has in motion the wheels of war. Once the wheels of war begin to turn, momentum carries them forward. The foolish, indeed utterly stupid, governments and media in Europe seem unaware of Washington's orchestration of their future or lack thereof, or they are indifferent to it. They are dooming themselves and all of humanity by their insouciance.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Another State Department Hoax? (25 comments)
Today, with the Obama regime seeking confrontation with Russia, the regime would have released the information in a press conference with all the important bureau chiefs present. For journalists of my vintage, releasing it in an indiscriminate email targeted to social media would have completely discredited the information.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? (7 comments)
Notice how quickly Washington escalated the orchestrated Ukrainian "crisis" without any evidence into "Russian aggression." Overnight we have the NATO commander and US senators taking actions against "Russian aggression" of which no one has seen any evidence.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian "Crisis" to War (59 comments)
Washington and its European vassals have consistently misrepresented the situation in Ukraine and denied their responsibility for the violence, instead placing all blame on Russia. But it is not Russia that is conducting bombing raids and attacking provinces with troops, tanks, and artillery.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It (15 comments)
After placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence officials to tell reporters there is no evidence of Russia's involvement. When we see signs of opposition to the massive lies and deceptions that define the US government in the 21st century, we should cheer and support those who confront the lies. Our future, and that of the world, depend on it.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guilt By Insinuation -- How American propaganda works (25 comments)
As there are a number of possible explanations, let's keep open minds and resist Washington's propaganda until facts and evidence are in. In the very least Washington is guilty of using the incident to blame Russia in advance of the evidence. All Washington has shown us so far is accusations and insinuations.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The New Republic Is Queen of the Presstitutes (30 comments)
The New Republic article by Julia Ioffe is a collection of nonsense from obscure websites, some of which could be CIA operations, which Ioffe misrepresents as reports from the Russian state media. Ioffe paints a completely false picture of Russian reporting on the downed Malaysian airliner. No one could do this inadvertently.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner? (32 comments)
Contrast the US government's support for Israel's war crimes with the propaganda onslaught against Russia based on lies. We are living all over again "Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction," "Assad's use of chemical weapons," "Iranian nukes." Washington has lied for so long that it can't do anything else.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Russian Sanctions Indicate Washington's Impotence (3 comments)
US President Barack Obama has announced new sanctions against Russia targeting companies and institutions in defense, energy and banking sectors of the Russian economy on Wednesday. Commenting on President Obama's move, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the new sanctions would push US-Russia relations to a dead end, and warned of the sanctions' boomerang effect.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sanctions and Airliners (23 comments)
Lies were used by Washington to destroy countries and to threaten others with destruction, keeping the world in constant turmoil. Washington delivers no benefit that offsets the turmoil that Washington inflicts on everyone else. Washington's friendship requires complying with Washington's demands, and governments are concluding that Washington's friendship is not worth the high cost.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Insider Trading and Financial Terrorism on Comex (4 comments)
One motive of the manipulation is to operate and control Comex trading in a manner that helps the Fed contain the price of gold, thereby preventing its rise from signaling to the markets that problems festering in the U.S. financial system are growing worse by the day. This is an act of financial terrorism supported by federal regulatory authorities.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Washington's Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire (23 comments)
Washington issues ultimatums to sovereign nations to do as they are told or "be bombed into the stone age." Washington violates diplomatic immunity and forces down the planes of presidents of sovereign countries to be illegally searched. Washington ordered its UK vassal to violate the laws and conventions governing political asylum and to refuse free passage to Julian Assange to Ecuador.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Deteriorating Economic Outlook (3 comments)
Realistic economic analysis is a rarity. The financial press echoes Wall Street, and Wall Street economists are paid to help sell financial instruments. Gloomy analysis is frowned upon. Even negative quarters are given a positive spin. If Washington is this unaware of its budget constraints and its financial predicament, it cannot be long before Americans experience economic catastrophe.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Reply to Ellen Brown (42 comments)
Because of its adverse effect on wealth, the real estate collapse did reduce consumer spending and impaired the economy's growth performance. However, the main cause of reduced consumer spending is the decline in real median household incomes caused by jobs offshoring.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Virtual Economy's Phantom Job Gains Are Based on Statistical Fraud (16 comments)
Corruption in present-day America is total. Psychologists and anthropologists serve war and torture. Economists serve globalism and US financial hegemony. Physicists and chemists serve the war industries. Physicists and computer geeks serve NSA. The media serves the government and the corporations. The political parties serve the six powerful private interest groups that rule the country.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Reply to Michael David Morrissey (41 comments)
Movements form when people realize that they are being deceived and exploited by the bosses. Perhaps the way to think of public intellectuals is to see them as people who try to help others become aware of the deceit and exploitation. If they succeed in their efforts, a movement might arise.
July 4th Militarist Bunkum (an encore by request) (5 comments)
The deaths of soldiers who are fighting the war are a small part of the human and economic cost. Clearly, wars do not protect the lives of civilians. The notion that soldiers are dying for us is false. Non-combatants are the main victims of war.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Washington's War Crimes Spread from Africa and the Middle East to Ukraine (30 comments)
By standing down and tolerating Washington's slaughter of civilians, Putin is becoming complicit in Washington's crimes against humanity. The longer the slaughter goes on, the more complicit the Russian government becomes. A Russian intervention, which previously would have met with easy success, becomes more costly and more drawn out as Kiev's forces increase.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Full Text of Putin's Address to the Russian Diplomatic Corps (20 comments)
Putin's remarks show him to be a leader of restraint who responds to provocations with reason and not with anger and who is working to avoid conflict and war. Putin is well aware that he is getting no help from Washington or EU leaders. Putin's address shows that he is, without question, the most important leader on the world scene at this time.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
US war against Russia is already underway (19 comments)
We've seen the US change its war doctrine, nuclear weapons are no longer to be used only in retaliation to an attack. They are now a preemptive first-strike force. This is clearly directed at Russia. The Ukraine is directed at Russia. So, the war is already started, it is underway. That's what the Ukraine is about. It is the war against Russia.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Cold War Renewed With A Vengeance While Washington Again Lies (18 comments)
In 1991 Russians were, for the most part, delighted to be released from communism and looked to the West as an ally in the construction of a civil society based on good will. This was Russia's mistake. As the Brzezinski and Wolfowitz doctrines make clear, Russia is the enemy whose rise to influence must be prevented at all cost.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A New Recession and a New World Devoid of Washington's Arrogance? (26 comments)
Americans' incomes have not grown except for the one percent, and the only credit growth is in student loans, as those many who cannot find jobs mistakenly turn to "education is the answer." In an economy based on consumer demand, the absence of income and credit growth means no economic growth.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Can Putin's Diplomacy Prevail Over Washington's Coercion? (30 comments)
As neither side can afford to lose the war, the war would be nuclear. As scientists have made clear, life on earth would cease, regardless of whether Washington's ABM shield works.
This is why I oppose Washington's policies and speak out against the arrogance and hubris that define Washington today. The most likely outcome of Washington's pursuit of world hegemony is the extinction of life on earth.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Professor Francis Boyle on Impeachment of Bush and Obama (31 comments)
You vote for a Republican or a Democrat you are voting for your dispossession and for war. You are voting in favor of a DHS sponsored SWAT team breaking into your home at night and murdering you or your wife or your children and most certainly the family pet dog. Both political parties are irredeemably evil. Neither has any redeeming virtues.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Washington Is Beating The War Drums (27 comments)
The destruction of seven countries in whole or in part by the West in the 21st century, with the support of "Western civilization" and the Western media, comprises powerful evidence that the leadership of the Western world is devoid of moral conscience and human compassion. The outlook for humanity is very bleak.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Washington's Iraq "Victory" (57 comments)
Washington has opened Pandora's Box. This is Washington's accomplishment in the Middle East. Even as Iraq falls to al Qaeda, Washington is supplying the al Qaeda forces attacking Syria with heavy weapons. It is demonized Iran that has sent troops to defend the Washington-installed regime in Baghdad! Is it possible for a country to look more foolish than Washington looks?
The People Struggle to Find and Retain Representation (15 comments)
Brat is unlikely to be warmly welcomed by the Republican Party as he defeated one of the party's top leaders. This could start a trend, and Republicans could lose Mitch McConnell, the Minority Leader in the Senate. Also, many, if not most, House Republicans will have spent a number of years accommodating Cantor in exchange for favors. And they are not happy that their investments in Cantor have been wiped out.
Monday, June 9, 2014
World War II: The Unknown War (35 comments)
Obama and the British prime minister, who 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. The Red Army defeated Nazi Germany long before the US was able to get geared up to participate in the war.
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Lies Grow More Audacious (17 comments)
The Big Happening of this meeting was Russia's exclusion and the shrinkage of the G-8 to the G-7. This was the first time in 17 years that Russia was not allowed to participate in the meeting of which Russia is a member. Why? Russia is being punished. Russia is being isolated from the 7 countries that the White House Fool thinks constitute "the world community."
Friday, June 6, 2014
More Phantom Jobs Created -- All In The Wrong Places (52 comments)
Just as the US government can turn an inconsequential Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria into dangerous threats against "the world's only superpower," the US government can turn zero jobs growth into 217,000 jobs. It is easy when you have a prostitute media and a gullible public, both of which Washington most certainly has.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Interest Rate Puzzle (10 comments)
The real reason for the large, unexpected decline in interest rates since tapering began in January is that the economy never recovered from the recession that started in 2006. Consequently, current stock prices reflect a recovery that doesn't exist.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Whatever Became Of Morality? (44 comments)
Two 12-year-old white American girls who look perfectly normal stabbed their 12-year-old friend 19 times in a murder attempt. By murdering their friend the girls hoped to win the acceptance of a totally fictitious cartoon character on a website.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Are You Ready For Nuclear War? (119 comments)
The reason Washington gave for the change in war doctrine is the possibility that terrorists might obtain a nuclear weapon with which to destroy an American city. No government believes Washington's reasons. Every government realizes that Washington's reasons are feeble attempts to hide the fact that it is creating the capability on the ground to win a nuclear war.
Monday, June 2, 2014
What Obama Told Us At West Point (86 comments)
Americans are the new ubermensch, the new master race. Inferior humans can be bombed, invaded, and sanctioned. Obama's West Point speech asserts American superiority over all others and Washington's determination to continue this superiority by preventing the rise of other powers.