Reprinted from www.paulcraigroberts.org
On March 1 the US National Reconnaissance Office launched a spy satellite carried by an Atlas V rocket that was powered by a Russian RD-180 engine. http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/31/the-beneficiaries-of-conflict-with-russia/The Unites States, an alleged "superpower," is not capable of putting its own spy satellites into space. The "superpower" is dependent on Russia, which provides the "superpower" with the rocket engines to put up spy satellites to spy on Russia!!! http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/07/17/us-too-dependent-on-russian-rocket-engines-experts-tell-lawmakers.htmlHere we have in Lenin's words, the Russians selling Washington the rope with which to hang Russia!Does Russia value a few more US dollars more than it values its national existence? Apparently so.Do the Atlanticist Integrationists, the Washington funded and supported Fifth Column inside Russia, inside the Russian media, and inside the Russian government, so much desire to be part of the decadent and immoral West that they are willing to sacrifice Russian sovereignty and are willing, like all of Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan, to be Washington's vassal? Yes.What other explanation is there for Russia enabling Washington to spy on Russia and to have the capability compliments of Russia to target Russia with nuclear weapons in a pre-emptive nuclear attack?It seems Russia is more interested in US dollars and "cooperation with Washington" than in national survival.Little wonder the neoconservatives believe that Putin will acquiesce in Russia's demise at Washington's hands.Washington's New World Order of tyranny toward all seems safely on course. Russia is enabling Washington's dominance by putting Washington's spy satellites in space for Washington.Perhaps next Russia will provide Washington with the location of all its nuclear-armed submarines and the movement schedule of its train track-based ICBMs. Why not if it ensures "cooperation with Washington," apparently the Russian government's only goal.Isn't it amazing. Washington imposes sanction package after sanction package on Russia, and Putin continues to sell Washington the rocket engines it needs to send up its spy satellites!!!!!God help the Russians.
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 books, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available (more...)