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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.
Monday, July 28, 2014 UPDATE of the Latest US Government Hoax (4 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.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 The World Is Doomed By Western Insouciance (41 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.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 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?
Thursday, June 12, 2014 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.
Monday, May 26, 2014 Why War Is Inevitable (126 comments)
US and Israeli foreign policy rests on violence alone. Washington tells countries to do as Washington says or be "bombed into the stone age." Israel declares all Palestinians, even women and children, to be "terrorists," and proceeds to shoot them down in the streets, claiming that Israel is merely protecting itself against terrorists.
Saturday, May 24, 2014 Russia's Rise To Global Power (18 comments)
Russia can rise to power with the East. There is no reason for Russia to beg the West for acceptance. The basis for US foreign policy are the Brzezinski and Wolfowitz doctrines, which state that Washington must prevent the rise of Russia. Washington has no good will toward Russia and will hamper Russia at every opportunity.
Friday, May 23, 2014 The Social Cost of GMOs (13 comments)
The public favors labeling of genetically engineered food, but Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have so far been successful in preventing it. On May 8 the governor of Vermont signed a bill passed by the state legislature that requires labeling. Monsanto's response is to sue the state of Vermont.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Justice Is Dead In Amerika (51 comments)
In the United States there is no longer law. There is only retribution. Cecily McMillan by her non-violent protest against the looting of America and the world by Wall Street became "an enemy of the people." The "people," of course, are the one percent. The 99 percent do not count.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 More on the Belgium Treasury Purchase
The funding of the purchase of Belgium's bond purchases can easily be hidden, just like any big corporation, especially big banks, hide the details of significant portions of their assets off-balance-sheet. Moreover, opaque methods abound, and the $141 billion is tiny compared to the flow of funds.
Monday, May 19, 2014 Militarist Bunkum (15 comments)
In the 21st century Americans' worst enemies are not al Qaeda, Iran, Russia, and China. America's worst enemies are our own presidents who have declared repeatedly that the orchestrated "war on terror" gives them the right to set aside the civil liberties guaranteed to every citizen by the US Constitution.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 The Western Media Finds Nazis In Numbers On Procter and Gamble Soap Packages, But Not In The Ukraine (6 comments)
Professor Chossudovsky shows that the Western media is unable to acknowledge the fact that Washington's coup in Ukraine has given rise to a strong neo-nazi political movement which which Washington is cooperating. The Western media pretends that this large movement does not exist and that all violence is caused by Russia. Such an amazing lie is difficult to fathom.
Monday, May 12, 2014 The Great Deceiver -- The Federal Reserve (24 comments)
If the world loses confidence in the dollar, the cost of living in the US would rise sharply as the dollar drops in value. Economic hardship and poverty would worsen. Political instability would rise. If the dollar lost substantial value, the dollar would lose its reserve currency status. Washington would not be able to issue new debt or new dollars in order to pay its bills.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 Call the Cops at Your Peril (73 comments)
The worst people in the country are in our public institutions. This is why there is so little sympathy for the public sector unions now under attack by the Republicans. The inhumanity of which Americans are capable and indulge in every day must scare Satan himself.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Gangster State America (74 comments)
The real gangster state is the US. Every institution is corrupt. Regulators sell protection from law for well-paying jobs in the industries that they are supposed to regulate. The Supreme Court not only permits money to purchase the government but also sells out the Constitution to the police state. The Supreme Court has just refused to hear the case against indefinite detention of US citizens in the absence of due process.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 Guest Column: Putin Should Send Troops Into Ukraine (8 comments)
Russian President Putin has already received authorization from his parliament in March to send in troops to protect the millions of ethnic Russians in Ukraine. He has moral and legal right on his side. The only "impediment" is Western propaganda claims -- claims that have been discredited -- and threats of sanctions and military response from NATO.
Friday, May 2, 2014 Washington Intends Russia's Demise (23 comments)
According to Washington and its presstitute media, the protests are orchestrated by the Russian government and have no sincere basis. If Russia sends in military units to protect the Russian citizens in the former Russian territories, the act will be used by Washington to confirm Washington's propaganda of a Russian invasion (as in the case of Georgia), and Russia will be further demonized.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 US Economy Is A House Of Cards (34 comments)
Profits are no longer a measure that social welfare is being served by capitalism's efficient use of resources when profits are achieved by substituting cheaper foreign labor for domestic labor, with resultant decline in consumer purchasing power and rise in income and wealth inequality. Americans are an amazingly insouciant people. By now any other people would have burnt Wall Street to the ground.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Request for Help from Ukraine (6 comments)
We have heard weeks of bullshit propaganda from the Obama regime and its presstitute media, especially the New York Times, the false reporting of which has finished off whatever remained of the newspaper's reputation. We have heard the threatening squeals from the Washington-installed stooge government in Kiev. But we haven't heard from the actual people themselves.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Russia to Benefit From "Gratuitous Propaganda" of Fresh US Sanctions (4 comments)
The Obama regime continues to pretend that a few Russian individuals and companies are responsible for Crimea's return to Russia. The evidence is completely clear that the return of Crimea to Russia was the result of the Crimean people and their self-determination. the announced measures will only encourage the Russian government to withdraw from the dollar-based payment system that makes sanctions possible.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Moving Closer To War (84 comments)
European politicians are putting their countries at great peril and for what gain? Are Europe's politicians blackmailed, threatened, paid off with bags of money, or are they so accustomed to following Washington's lead that they are unable to do anything else? How do Germany, UK, and France benefit from being forced into a confrontation with Russia by Washington?
Friday, April 18, 2014 Washington's Corruption and Mendacity Is What Makes America "Exceptional" (11 comments)
The US government pays foreign rulers to do Washington's bidding. There is no such thing as an independent government in the UK, Europe or Japan. On top of all the other evidence, it has now come to light that the US Agency for International Development has a large slush fund "where millions are paid to political figures in foreign countries."
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War (31 comments)
Despite the obvious threats that Washington poses, many do not recognize the threats because of Washington's pose as "the greatest democracy." However, scholars looking for this democracy cannot find it in the US. The evidence is that the US is an oligarchy, not a democracy. The gullibility of the American public will doom the world to extinction.
Monday, April 14, 2014 Washington Is Humanity's Worst Enemy (8 comments)
In two 21st century rulings (Citizens United and McCutcheon), the US Supreme Court has ruled that the purchase of the US government by private interest groups is merely the exercise of free speech. These rulings allow powerful corporate and financial interests to use their money-power to elect a government that serves their interests at the expense of the general welfare.
Monday, April 14, 2014 Washington Drives The World To War (29 comments)
If Putin's government stands aside while Russian Ukraine is suppressed, Putin's prestige will plummet, and Washington will finish off the Russian government by putting into action its many hundreds of Washington-financed NGOs that the Russian government has so foolishly tolerated. Russia is riven with Washington's Fifth columns.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Is the US or the World Coming to an End? It will be one or the other (59 comments)
One of two things is likely: Either the US dollar will be abandoned and collapse in value, thus ending Washington's superpower status and threat to world peace, or Washington will lead its puppets into military conflict with Russia and China. The outcome of such a war would be far more devastating than the collapse of the US dollar.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 How The CIA Made Dr. Zhivago Into A Weapon (10 comments)
The chief of the CIA's Soviet Division described in a July 1958 memo why Dr. Zhivago was a threat to the Soviet government. The threat resided in "Pasternak's humanistic message that every person is entitled to a private life and deserves respect as a human being."
Monday, April 7, 2014 Obama Issues Threats To Russia And NATO (28 comments)
Clearly, what we are experiencing are rising tensions caused by Washington and NATO. These tensions are in addition to the tensions arising from Washington's coup in Ukraine. These reckless and dangerous actions have destroyed the Russian government's trust in the West and are moving the world toward war.