Cross-posted from Paul Craig Roberts
European governments and the Western media have put the world at risk by enabling Washington's propaganda and aggression against Russia.
Washington has succeeded in using transparent lies to demonize Russia as a dangerous aggressive country led by a new Hitler or a new Stalin, just as Washington succeeded in demonizing Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan, Qaddafi in Libya, Assad in Syria, Chavez in Venezuela, and, of course, Iran.
The real demons -- Clinton, Bush, Obama -- are "the exceptional and indispensable people" above the reach of demonization. Their horrific real crimes go unnoticed, while fictitious crimes are attributed to the unexceptional and dispensable people and countries.
The reason that Washington demonizes a leader and a country is to permit the creation of circumstances that Washington can use to act with force against a leader and a country.
Washington's incessant lies alleging "Russian aggression" have created Russian aggression out of thin air. John Kerry and the State Department's Marie Harf issue new lies daily, but never any supporting evidence. With the stage set, the US Senate, the NATO commander and the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff are busy at work energizing the wheels of war.
Senate bill 2277 provides for beefing up forces on Russia's borders and for elevating Ukraine's status to "ally of the US" so that US troops can assist the war against "terrorists" in Ukraine. See also: here.
NATO commander Breedlove is preparing his plans for stockpiling war material on Russia's borders so that US/NATO troops can more quickly strike Russia.
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, is at work preparing American opinion for the upcoming war.
On July 24 Dempsey told the Aspen Security Forum, a high level group where US opinion is formed, that Putin's aggression in Ukraine is comparable to Stalin's invasion of Poland in 1939 and that the Russian threat was not limited to Ukraine or Eastern Europe but was global.
The intellects in the Aspen Forum did not break out laughing when Dempsey told them that Russia's (alleged but unproven) involvement in Ukraine was the first time since 1939 that a country made a conscious decision to use its military force inside another sovereign nation to achieve its objectives. No one asked Dempsey what Washington has been doing during the last three presidential regimes: Clinton in Serbia, Bush and Obama in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen, Obama in Libya and Syria.
Here are Dempsey's words:
"You've got a Russian government that has made a conscious decision to use its military force inside another sovereign nation to achieve its objectives. It's the first time since 1939 or so that that's been the case. They clearly are on a path to assert themselves differently not just in Eastern Europe, but Europe in the main, and towards the United States."
Washington's view that the world is its oyster is so ingrained that neither Dempsey nor his upper echelon audience at the Aspen Forum noticed the absurdity of his statement. Washington and the brainwashed US population take if for granted that the "exceptional, indispensable nation" is not limited in its actions by the sovereignty of other countries.
Washington takes for granted that US law prevails in other countries over the countries' own laws -- just ask France or Switzerland, that Washington can tell foreign financial institutions and corporations with whom they can do business and with whom they cannot -- just ask every country and company prevented from doing business with Iran, that Washington can invade any country whose leader Washington can demonize and overthrow -- just ask Iraq, Honduras, Libya, Serbia, and so forth, and that Washington can conduct military operations against peoples in foreign countries, such as Pakistan and Yemen, with which Washington is not at war.
All of this is possible, because Washington has claimed the title from Israel of being "God's Chosen People." Of course, Israel's loss of the title has not stopped Israel from acting the same way.
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. Heaven help if the British PM or French president or German chancellor were not invited to the White House or the Polish nonentity did not get his Washington stipend.
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