Washington’s Fools: When Will the Europeans Wake Up?

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel





Are Western propagandists fooling anyone but themselves?

The latest absurdity coming out of Ukraine, the EU and Washington is that the humanitarian aid that Russia and the Red Cross are trucking into the former Russian territories that comprise eastern Ukraine is a trick, a deception, a pretext for Russia’s invasion forces.  Such a preposterous lie tells us that Western propagandists have no respect whatsoever for the intelligence of Western peoples.

Even a moron should understand that if Russia wants to send military forces into Ukraine, Russia doesn’t need any pretext, much less a joint humanitarian venture with the Red Cross.  The eastern Ukraine, following Crimea’s lead, has already voted both independence from Kiev and in favor of rejoining Russia.  If Russia needed an excuse,

the decisions by the eastern Ukrainians made months ago suffice.  But Russia needs no excuse to rescue Russians from being slaughtered by Washington’s stooges like Palestinians in Gaza.

By its inaction, the Russian government is providing Washington’s vassal states in Europe time to comprehend that Washington, not Russia, is the problem, and that Washington intends for the cost of its conflict with Russia to fall on Europeans.

The opposition from Washington, Washington’s EU vassals, and Washington’s stooges in Kiev to the inflow of humanitarian aid is due to the West’s desperate attempt to keep the world from knowing about the massive destruction by Washington and its stooges of  civilian lives, housing, and infrastructure in those former Russian territories who are directly threatened by the Russophobic extremists that Washington has installed in power in Kiev.

The Western presstitute media has added yet another failure to its long inglorious history by failing to report the atrocities inflicted on a people who see no future for themselves in a country ruled by murderous Russophobic criminals installed in power by Washington.

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. The lie is being spread by Washington that Putin intends to reconstitute the Soviet Empire. This is the same Putin who had the former Russian province of Georgia in his hands and let it go.

Washington’s  propaganda is working.  Polls reveal that a majority of Americans, who should be awake by now after being lied to about Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Syria, and Iran, have again, in their infinite gullibility, fallen victim to the propaganda and regard Russia as a threat.

Among the misinformed and propagandized American population, the question of the day is:  “How are we going to stop the Russians?”  Thus has the corrupt and deceitful Obama regime again prepared Americans for war.

The hope for peace is that the Russian counter-sanctions, a response to the sanctions against Russia that Washington forced its European vassals to implement, will end up falling on the deluded American taxpayers.  The Polish government has demanded that Washington purchase the apples and agricultural products that Washington has made impossible for Poland to sell to Russia.  As Poland is Washington’s choice for the US missile base directed at Russia, the Polish government has leverage.  Once Washington gives in to Poland, Washington will be faced with similar demands from hard-hit Greece and Austria and from the rest of Europe to compensate Europeans for the costs that Washington’s sanctions have imposed on its vassal populations.

The fraud perpetuated on the world by the United States in the 21st century is extraordinary.  Nothing comparable has ever been witnessed in history.  Not only are there the frauds of the numerous wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, almost Iran and Washington’s illegal military actions within the borders of Pakistan and Yemen, but also the vast financial frauds perpetuated on the world.  Among the costs of Wall Street’s frauds are the European debt crisis, the infringements of national sovereignty of European countries by the IMF bailouts of sovereign debt,  and the impoverishment of “rescued” Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland, along with Eastern Europe.

One day the Europeans will wake up.  When they do, they will realize that Washington does nothing for them except to protect them from a non-existent “Russian threat,” while imposing dramatic costs upon them by employing Europeans as levies in Washington’s war for hegemony over the world.  Sooner or later Europeans must realize that this role assigned to them by Washington is not in their interest and leads directly to World War III in which Europeans will be the first casualties.

Paul Craig Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. Roberts’ How the Economy Was Lost is now available from CounterPunch in electronic format. His latest book is How America Was Lost.



Crimea ready to offer humanitarian aid to southeastern Ukraine

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“Of course we will be offering humanitarian aid to the extent possible, sending foodstuffs, articles of daily necessity,” the acting head of Crimea says

SIMFEROPOL, May 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Crimea is ready to offer humanitarian aid to southeastern Ukraine, the acting head of the republic, Sergey Aksyonov, told reporters on Wednesday.

He said the Crimean authorities were closely watching the developments in the largely Russian-speaking Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

“Crimea will support people. We were in the same situation, but luckily for us we passed through it without losses. But it happened so that people there have to hold the line and fight for their lives,” the head of Russia’s new entity said. “Of course we will be offering humanitarian aid to the extent possible, sending foodstuffs, articles of daily necessity,” he added.

The chairman of the Crimean State Council, Vladimir Konstantinov, said for his part that the state of Ukraine the way Crimean residents knew it, has ceased to exist. “Now this is a territorial entity that is trying in every way to become legitimate,” he said.

“But this is an aggressive entity, trying to legitimize itself not through a dialogue. That is why, the initiative of the regions is their means of survival,” he added.

Almost all policemen in Ukraine’s Donetsk come down to side of pro-federation activists

DONETSK, May 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Almost all policemen in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, the population of which is waging struggle to transform the country into a federation, have come down to the side of the volunteer popular guard, the press center of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) told ITAR-TASS Wednesday.

“We can’t always fight,” a spokesman for the press center said. “We must also refurbish the system of Interior agencies and for this purpose we’re combining the functions of policemen and volunteer popular guards.”

Co-Chairman of Presidium of the DPR, Miroslav Rudenko, said earlier Wednesday that that governor of the Donetsk region, business tycoon Sergei Taruta, who had been appointed by the incumbent authorities in Kiev, did not have any real power in the region.

Broadcasting of all TV channels suspended in Ukraine’s Sloviansk

DONETSK, May 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Broadcasting of all television channels has been suspended in the city of Sloviansk in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, which continues putting up fierce resistance to the assaulting units of the Ukrainian Army and paramilitaries of the so-called ‘national guard’, the press service of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) told ITAR-TASS.

“All television channels are off the air there,” a spokesman for the DPR press service said. “We are trying to determine the causes of the situation right now,” he added.


Ukrainian National Guard surrounds village in Donetsk Region — militia spokesman

Armored vehicles are arriving at the site, and at least three Ukrainian armed forces helicopters have landed there, according to reports