- The BBC reported on July 4 that US Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton said that the US ballistic missile base in Poland was not
directed at Russia. The purpose of the base, she said, is to protect
Poland from the Iranian threat.
- Why would Iran be a threat to Poland? What happens to
US credibility when the Secretary of State makes such a stupid statement?
Does Hillary think she is fooling the Russians? Does anyone
on earth believe her? What is the point of such a transparent lie?
To cover up an act of American aggression against Russia?
- In the same breath Hillary warned of a "steel vise"
of repression crushing democracy and civil liberties around the world.
US journalists might wonder if she was speaking of the United States. Glenn
Greenwald reported in Salon on July 4 that the US Coast Guard, which has
no legislative authority, has issued a rule that journalists who come closer
than 65 feet to BP clean-up operations in the Gulf of Mexico without permission
will be punished by a $40,000 fine and one to five years in prison. The
New York Times and numerous journalists report that BP, the US Coast Guard,
Homeland Security, and local police are prohibiting journalists from photographing
the massive damage from the continuing flow of oil and toxic chemicals
into the Gulf.
- On July 5 Hillary Clinton was in Tbilisi, Georgia, where,
according to the Washington Post, she accused Russia of "the invasion
and occupation of Georgia." What is the point of this lie? Even
America's European puppet states have issued reports documenting that Georgia
initiated the war with Russia that it quickly lost by invading South Ossetia
in an effort to destroy the secessionists.
- It would appear that the rest of the world and the UN
Security Council have given the Americans a pass to lie without end in
order to advance Washington's goal of world hegemony. How does this
benefit the Security Council and the world? What is going on here?
- After President Clinton misrepresented the conflict between
Serbia and the Albanians in Kosovo and tricked NATO into military aggression
against Serbia and after President Bush, Vice President Cheney, the secretary
of state, the national security advisor and just about every member of
the Bush regime deceived the UN and the world that Saddam Hussein had weapons
of mass destruction, thus finagling an invasion of Iraq, why did the UN
Security Council fall for Obama's deception that Iran has a nuclear weapons
- In 2009 all sixteen US intelligence agencies issued a
unanimous report that Iran had abandoned its weapons program in 2003. Was
the Security Council ignorant of this report?
- The International Atomic Energy Agency's weapons inspectors
on the ground in Iran have consistently reported that there is no diversion
of uranium from the energy program. Was the Security Council ignorant of
the IAEA reports?
- If not ignorant, why did the UN Security Council approve
sanctions on Iran for adhering to its right under the Nuclear Non-proliferation
Treaty to have a nuclear energy program? The UN sanctions are lawless.
They violate Iran's rights as a signatory to the treaty. Is this the "steel
vice" of which Hillary spoke?
- As soon as Washington got sanctions from the Security
Council, the Obama regime unilaterally added more severe US sanctions.
Obama is using the UN sanctions as a vehicle to which to attach his unilateral
sanctions. Perhaps this is the "steel vice of oppression" of
which Hillary spoke.
- Why has the UN Security Council given a green light to
the Obama regime to start yet another war in the Middle East?
- Why has Russia stepped aside? At Washington's insistence,
the Russian government has not delivered the air defense system that Iran
purchased. Does Russia view Iran as a greater threat to itself than the
Americans, who are ringing Russia with US missile and military bases and
financing "color revolutions" in former constituent parts of
the Russian and Soviet empires?
- Why has China stepped aside? China's growing economy
needs energy resources. China has extensive energy investments in Iran.
It is US policy to contain China by denying China access to energy.
China is America's banker. China could destroy the US dollar in a few minutes.
- Perhaps Russia and China have decided to let the Americans
over-reach until the country self-destructs.
- On the other hand, perhaps everyone is miscalculating
and more death and destruction is in the works than the world is counting
- Like the Gulf of Mexico.
- Paul Craig Roberts was an editor of the Wall Street
Journal and an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. His latest book,HOW
THE ECONOMY WAS LOST, has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press.