Reprinted from Paul Craig Roberts
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
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I now have for you the complete English transcript of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's speech to the United Nations. Lavrov's speech, together with President Putin's remarks in his Serbian press conference (See excerpts here) clearly indicate that the moral leader of the world is Russia, not Washington.
The Russians have come out of tyranny as America descends into tyranny. Washington's barbarity in the world is unprecedented. For 13 years Americans have permitted their government to bomb women, children and village elders in seven countries based entirely on lies and the selfish interests of the ruling elite. Washington has spewed depleted uranium everywhere, causing massive birth defects and health problems. We must remember that Washington is the only government that dropped nuclear weapons on helpless civilian populations. The victims were Japanese when the Japanese government was trying to surrender.
Putin's warning to the White House Fool that humanity's existence requires that Obama "remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability" is a pointed demand that the White House Fool halt Washington's aggression toward Russia. We have had enough, Putin said. We are a patient people, but we are running out of patience with your idiocy.
It is not ebola but Washington that is a plague upon the world. Washington has declared itself to be above both the US Constitution and International Law. Washington has destroyed the sovereignty of Great Britain, all of Europe, and Japan and permits none of the countries in its empire of captive nations to have a foreign policy independent of Washington. Europe and Japan are nothing but punk puppet states whose "leaders" are well paid for their subservience to Washington.
Insouciant Americans are told that as they are the exceptional, indispensable people, their government has a right to be unaccountable to law. Law is what Washington imposes on others. Washington's hegemony over others is the right of the "exceptional nation." No other country counts or has any rights.
Russia and China disagree with Washington. Russia formed between the third and eighth centuries and reformed after the Mongol invasion. China has been around for five thousand years. The US is 238 years old and, judging by its behavior, remains a two-year old.
Here is Lavrov speaking for Russia to the world. No one in the US government is capable of giving such a speech. The speech follows after these excerpts:
"Attempts to put pressure on Russia and to compel it to abandon its values, truth, and justice have no prospects whatsoever for success."
"The [US] policy of ultimatums and the philosophy of supremacy and domination do not meet the requirements of the 21st century, and run counter to the objective process of developing a polycentric and democratic world order."
"Washington has openly declared its right to the unilateral use of military force anywhere to advance its own interests. Military interference has become a norm, even despite the dismal outcome of all operations of force that the US has carried out over recent years. The sustainability of the international system has been severely shaken by the NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia, intervention in Iraq, the attack against Libya, and the failure in Afghanistan."
No One Has A Monopoly on Truth -- Sergey Lavrov
"Ladies and gentlemen,
"There is growing evidence today of a contradiction for collective and purposive efforts in the interest of developing adequate responses to challenges common to all of us, and the aspiration of a number of states for domination and a revival of the archaic block thinking based on military drill discipline and the erroneous logic of friend or foe.
"The US-led western alliance that portrays itself as a champion of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights within individual countries acts from a directly opposite position in the international arena, rejecting the democratic principles of sovereign equality of states, and trying to decide for everyone what is good and what is evil.
"Washington has openly declared its right to the unilateral use of military force anywhere to advance its own interests. Military interference has become a norm, even despite the dismal outcome of all operations of force that the US has carried out over recent years. The sustainability of the international system has been severely shaken by the NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia, intervention in Iraq, the attack against Libya, and the failure in Afghanistan.
"Only due to intensive diplomatic efforts was the aggression against Syria prevented in 2013. There was an involuntary impression that the goal of various color revolutions and other projects to change unsuitable regimes is to create chaos and instability. Today, Ukraine has fallen victim to this arrogant policy. The situation there has revealed the remaining deep-rooted systematic flaws of the existing architecture in the Euro-Atlantic area. The West has embarked on a course towards vertical structuring of humanity, tailored to its own far-from-inoffensive standards.