Washington and London are currently making themselves a laughing stock with their clumsy and downright puerile propaganda campaign to discredit Vladimir Putin.
This is an effort to find an excuse, no matter how flimsy, to start a war that will wreck Europe at best and wipe out all life on the planet if it gets really out of hand.
If they are going to have the war this gang of loons so desperately craves, they are going to have to convince the people of America and Europe to back it.
To do that they have to convince the people of America and Europe that Putin constitutes a big enough threat to warrant your acceptance of starvation, economic collapse, radioactive fallout, chemical and biological contamination and a general return to the Stone Age if not earlier.
Understandably, the majority of people with an IQ above that of a llama are none to keen on the idea, not very enthusiastic about dying for no apparent good reason and not in love with the idea of having their kids blown up to satisfy some money-grubbing plastic politician in America.
This all sounds very dramatic but that IS the stark choice we are facing. The reason for that is that we could sort of get away with (some of us) the geopolitical games of the world’s ruling psychopaths in earlier times but we can no longer afford or get away with them. Bows and arrows and men on horseback armed with cutlery have been superseded by the arrival of weapons of unimaginable destructive power that have been generously sold or donated to just about everybody no matter how crazy. Nations are more interdependent than ever before for food and fuel as the global economy becomes interwoven and reliant on trade doing what it cannot do when Armageddon is going: moving about unhindered.
So we are treated to the spectacle of these utter nutcases trying to get a war going that at the very least will impoverish, kill or starve millions of us. They will be okay though, as we and the poor ruddy Russians slug it out: you will no doubt be relieved to know the warmongering crazies will be safe and snug in their bunkers in faraway America, doubtless dreaming of the day when they can move in like vultures and wrest what remains of the corpse of Europe from the grasp of its erstwhile custodians and thus achieve the Full Spectrum Dominance of which, for reasons best known to their chum Lucifer, they dream.
The problem that has got them stumped is trying to think up what Russia has done that is so terrible it is worth YOU and me dying for. They could try a false flag event but these have stopped fooling anybody as they have been tried too often and executed too poorly, 9/11 being the classic example. So they dare not risk another botched false flag for fear of finally hoisting themselves with their own petard.
The best they can come up with then is the “invasion of the Ukraine” thing, which as the article points out, is an easily disproved outright lie on top of so many other outright lies.
Of course it is an old propaganda trick that you don’t actually have to prove anything: you just accuse and go on accusing until you have implanted the idea of guilt in the mind of the public. The problem with that strategy is that it only works if people think you are a trustworthy source of information. Once they have figured out you are a liar, well, you’ve had it.
These risible efforts are not getting the propagandists and war enthusiasts very far because nobody believes the liars or their controlled media anymore. They have simply been caught out lying far too often and shown to be utterly corrupt too often as well.
Meanwhile, the pathetic propaganda onslaught notwithstanding, Vladimir Putin remains in the minds of most not exactly an angel but one of the few leaders on the world stage that even resembles a proper statesman, not to mention someone who should not be in a straight jacket.
So the lie factory is in full swing. The fascinating thing about that is that when the corrupt warmongers in Washington and its puppet London accuse Putin of this and that. they keep accusing him of the very things they themselves have been doing.
This is a typical criminal trait by the way: the criminal has the tendency to accuse others of what he himself has been doing.
So you can learn a lot from what our dominant psychopaths have been up to from what they accuse Putin of. For example:
masking their actual wealth.
being on the take
feathering the nest of wealthy pals
filling government with their chums
directing national and international policies for their own enrichment
dreaming of world dominion
wanting to destroy the West
wanting to take over Europe
controlling the media and using it for self-serving propaganda
attacking other countries
bullying other countries
human rights abuses
by Paul Craig Roberts
The most corrupt government on earth, a government so utterly corrupt that it allows former executives of a handful of corrupt mega-banks to run the economic policy of the US solely in the interest of their banks, denying tens of millions of American retirees any interest income on their savings for 7 years and denying hard-pressed Social Security recipients any cost-of-living adjustments by falsifying inflation measures, a government so totally corrupt that it has destroyed seven countries and millions of Muslims solely on the basis of lies, this irredeemably corrupt government has accused the most admired political leader on earth of corruption
Relentless US Putin bashing persists, reckless accusations made – including invading Ukraine and murder, evidence backing up claims absent. None exists.
Putin is vilified for forthrightly defending Russian sovereign independence, supporting a multi-polar world, and challenging Washington’s imperial agenda – at the same time seeking world peace and stability along with mutual cooperation among all nations.
Comments by US officials reflect administration policy. Britain’s BBC is state-owned, controlled and operated. Propaganda substitutes for credible news and information.
Its correspondent Richard Bilton asked US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) director Adam Szubin “if Putin is corrupt.”
He lied, saying “(i)n our view, yes. . . He supposedly draws a state salary of something like $110,000 a year.”
“That is not an accurate statement of the man’s wealth, and he has long time training and practices in terms of how to mask his actual wealth.”
With no corroborating evidence, Szubin claimed Washington has known for “many, many years he’s been “enriching his friends, his close allies, and marginalizing those who he doesn’t view as friends using state assets.”
“Whether that’s Russia’s energy wealth, whether it’s other state contracts, he directs those to whom he believes will serve him and excludes those who don’t. To me, that is a picture of corruption.”
The reliable Saker justifiably calls Putin “one of the greatest Russian leaders ever.” He “secured his place in history.”
“(I)n a little over a decade, he brought her back as a world power capable of successfully challenging the AngloZionist Empire.”
His overwhelming 90% popularity reflects it, even during current economic hard times because of low oil prices perhaps heading lower.
At the same time, he hasn’t so far been able to change a US-created system established during the Yeltsin years. In the 1990s, so-called Western “advisers” turned post-Soviet Russia “into a US colony.”
Reforming its economy remains Putin’s most pressing internal challenge. He’s part of the solution, not the problem.
Szubin’s accusation is part of Washington’s longstanding campaign to vilify him. It’s had no effect on the vast majority of Russians supporting him – nor on his status as arguably the world’s most preeminent geopolitical leader, a master chess player, making Obama look buffoon-like in comparison.
Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed Szubin’s accusation, calling it “pure fiction,” Britain is complicit in vilifying him.
A BBC Panorama documentary focused on his “wallet,” his alleged “secret riches,” providing no evidence of his involvement in corruption – accusations without credibility.
Throughout his presidential years, he’s been irresponsibly bashed – Western presstitutes repeating state-sponsored misinformation and Big Lies.
All independent leaders Washington doesn’t control are targeted the same way – especially ones courageous enough to challenge its imperial agenda responsibly.
The entire world outside brainwashed America, its EU vassals, and Nazified Ukraine is laughing.
The United States, once admired, then feared, is now the laughing stock of the world. The CIA-controlled German media is being abandoned by the German people who have figured out that their media is nothing but a Washington propaganda operation against Russia.
The backlash is so strong that the German media might not survive. http://russia-insider.com/en/germany/germans-abandon-major-news-sites-anger-over-slanted-russia-coverage/ri885
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to