22. Mai 2014

Militarist Bunkum - Paul Craig Roberts

written by Jahn J Kassl
translated by Franz

Honored Readers, 

While the world turns and while European politicians 
(a few exceptions excluded) with asinine-bold devotion (TIPP) 
serve the US-Gangster-Imperium and the Anglo-Saxon corporations, 
there are those, who consistently swim against the mass-media current, 
who nail one’s colors to the mast, and who with all available strength 
oppose the “system”, where and how they can.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, year 1939, is one of these human Beings.

In this actual article Roberts points to the “racket of war” 
and he explains, how much the airheads in Washington, 
led by the probably greatest mass murderer of our time, 
Barack Hussein Obama, railroad this one. If the imperial power 
interests are threatened or not, the junta in the White House 
walks ice cold over human lives and declare themselves “lord 
over life and death” in their own until now unprecedented hubris.

20 million people, estimated conservatively, 
were killed by the USA since World War II (1945) – 
in wars or substitute wars. Not enough with that. 
Today a slight suspicion of “terrorism” is enough to send 
human Beings anywhere on earth to the beyond, 
using killer drones. And Obama makes plenty of use of this 
murderous achievement of recent time. Every day the Nobel 
Peace Prize Winner gives direct orders for the killing of people! 
They are mostly civilians, who have been targeted, 
and that Obama works off a killing list is no longer 
denied by the Mass Media.

Conclusion: Since Obama the Devil has a Face.
The true perpetrators of all upheavals in this 
world are therefore logically sitting in Washington, 
while the whole world has become the victim.

And even if we also know that this system is now close to dissolution, 
to the moment of the actual transfiguration – the moment of our
ascension into the Light, it is still necessary to call things by their 
name, in order to awaken here and there, this or that fellow 
human Being: Because anyone who ignores these facts, 
will on judgment day be barely capable to distinguish the 
Light from darkness.

The truth makes us free and foremost: into mature citizens!

Clarification and knowledge are therefore needed in every
respect, and this publication of an “unfaltering” one conforms 
to this necessity.

With heartfelt greetings and with love

Jahn J Kassl

Militarist Bunkum

written by Paul Craig Roberts 
May 19, 2014 

Did you know that 85 to 90 percent of war’s casualties are 
non-combatant civilians?  

That is the conclusion reached by a nine-person research team 
in the June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. 
The deaths of soldiers who are fighting the war are a small part 
of the human and economic cost. Clearly, wars do not protect the 
lives of civilians. The notion that soldiers are dying for us is false. Non-combatants are the main victims of war.

Keep that in mind for July 4th, which is arriving in six weeks.
July 4th is America’s most important national holiday celebrating 
American independence from Great Britain. On July 4th, 1776, 
America’s Founding Fathers declared that the Thirteen Colonies 
were no longer colonies but an independent country in which the 
Rights of Englishmen would prevail for all citizens and not only for 
King George’s administrators. (Actually, the Second Continental 
Congress voted in favor of independence on July 2, and historians 
debate whether the Declaration of Independence was signed on 
July 4 or August 2.) In this American assertion of self-determination 
citizens of Great Britain were not allowed to vote. Therefore, 
according to Washington’s position on the votes in Crimea and 
in eastern Ukraine–the former Russian territories of Donetsk and 
Luhansk–America’s Declaration of Independence was “illegitimate 
and illegal.”

On July 4th all across America there will be patriotic speeches 
about our soldiers who gave their lives for their country. 
To an informed person these speeches are curious. I am hard 
pressed to think of any examples of our soldiers giving their 
lives for our country. US Marine General Smedley Butler had the 
same problem. He said that his Marines gave their lives for 
United Fruit Company’s control of Central America. “War is a racket,” 
said General Butler, pointing out that US participation in World War 
I produced 21,000 new American millionaires and billionaires.

When General Butler said “war is a racket,” he meant that war is a 
racket for a few people getting rich on the backs of millions of dead 
people. According to the article in the American Journal of Public 
Health, during the 20th century 190 million 
deaths could be directly 
and indirectly related to war.
190 million is 60 million more than the entire US population 
in the year that I was born.

The only war fought on US territory was the war against 
Southern Secession. In this war Irish immigrants fresh off the 
boat gave their lives for American Empire. As soon as the South 
was conquered, the Union forces were set loose on the Plains 
Indians and destroyed them as well.

Empire over life. That has always 
been Washington’s guiding principle.

America’s wars have always been fought elsewhere–Cuba, 
Haiti, Mexico, Philippines, Japan, Germany, Korea, Vietnam, 
Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Somalia. 
Washington even attacks countries with which the US is not 
at war, such as Pakistan and Yemen, and engages in proxy wars. 
The article cited above reports: “The United States launched 201 
overseas military operations between the end of World War II 
and 2001, and since then, others, including Afghanistan and Iraq.”

Not a single one of these wars and military operations had 
anything whatsoever to do with defending the US population 
from foreign threats.

Not even Japan and Germany posed a threat to the US. 
Neither country had any prospect of invading the US and 
neither country had any such war plans.
Let’s assume Japan had conquered China, Burma, and Indonesia. 
With such a vast territory to occupy, Japan could not have spared 
a single division with which to invade the US, and, of course, 
any invasion fleet would never have made it across the Pacific. 
Just as was the fate of the Japanese fleet at Midway, an invasion 
fleet would have been sitting ducks for the US Navy.

Assume Germany had extended its conquests over Europe to 
Great Britain, Russia and North Africa. Germany would have been 
unable to successfully occupy such a vast territory and could not 
have spared a single soldier to send to invade America. Even the 
US superpower was unable to successfully occupy Iraq and Afghanistan, countries with small land areas and populations in comparison.
Except for its wars against the South, the Plains Indians, Haiti, 
Spain, Panama, Grenada, and Mexico, the US has never won a war. 
The Southern Confederates, usually outnumbered, often defeated 
the Union generals. Japan was defeated by its own lack of military 
resources. Germany was defeated by the Soviet Union. The allied 
invasion of Normandy did not occur until June 6, 1944, by which 
time the Red Army had ground up the Wehrmacht.

When the allies landed in Normandy, three-fourths of the 
German Army was on the Russian front. The allied invasion 
was greatly helped by Germany’s shortage of fuel for mobilized units. 
If Hitler had not allowed hubris to lead him into invading the Soviet 
Union and, instead, just sat on his European conquests, no allied 
invasion would have been possible. Today Germany would rule all 
of Europe, including the UK. The US would have no European Empire 
with which to threaten Russia, China, and the Middle East.
In Korea in the 1950s, General Douglas MacArthur, victorious 
over Japan, was fought to a standstill by third world China. 
In Vietnam American technological superiority was defeated
by a third world army. The US rolled up mighty Grenada in the 
1980s, but lost its proxy war against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.

Is there anyone so foolish as to think 
that Grenada or the Sandinistas were a 
threat to the United States, that North 
Korea or North Vietnam comprised threats 
to the United States? 

Yet, the Korean and Vietnam wars were treated as if the fate 
of the United States hung in the balance. The conflicts produced 
voluminous dire predictions and strategic debates. The communist 
threat replaced the Hitler threat. The American Empire was at risk 
from third world peoples. Dominoes would fall everywhere.

Currently Washington is at work overturning President Reagan’s 
accomplishment of ending the Cold War. Washington orchestrated 
a coup that overthrew the elected government of Ukraine and installed 
a stooge government. Washington’s stooges began issuing threats 
against Russia and the Russian speaking population in Ukraine. 
These threats resulted in those parts of Ukraine that were formerly 
part of Russia declaring their independence. Washington blames Russia, 
not itself, and is stirring the pot, demonizing Russia and recreating 
the Cold War with military deployments in the Baltics and Eastern 
Europe. Washington needs to reinvent the Cold War in order to justify 
the hundreds of billions of dollars that Washington annually feeds 
the military/security complex, some of which recycles in political 
campaign donations.

In the United States patriotism and militarism have become 
synonyms. This July 4th find the courage to remind the militarists 
that Independence Day celebrates the Declaration of Independence, 
not the American Empire. The Declaration of Independence was 
not only a declaration of independence from King George III but 
also a declaration of independence from unaccountable tyrannical 
government. The oath of office commits the US officeholder to the 
defense of the US Constitution from enemies ”foreign and domestic.”

In the 21st century Americans’ worst 
enemies are not al Qaeda, Iran, Russia, and China. 
America’s worst enemies are our own presidents who 
have declared repeatedly that the orchestrated 
“war on terror” gives them the right to set 
aside the civil liberties guaranteed to every 
citizen by the US Constitution. Having stripped 
US citizens of their civil liberties, executive branch agencies are 
now stocking up vast amounts of ammunition, and the Department of 
Agriculture has placed an order for submachine guns. The Department
for Homeland Security has acquired 2,717 mine-resistant armored 
personnel carriers. Congress and the media are not interested in 
why the executive branch is arming itself so heavily against the 
American people.

During the entirely of the 21st century–indeed, dating from the 
Clinton regime at the end of the 20th century–the executive branch 
has declared its independence from law (both domestic and international)
and from the Constitution, Congress, and the Judiciary. 
The executive branch, with the help of the Republican Federalist 
Society, has established that the office of the executive is a 
tyranny unaccountable to law, domestic or international, 
as long as the executive declares a state of war, even a war 
that is not conducted against another country or countries but 
a vague, undefined or ill-defined war against a vague stateless 
enemy such as al Qaeda, with which the US is currently allied 
against Syria.
Al Qaeda now has a dual role. Al Qaeda is Washington’s agent for 
verthrowing the elected Assad government in Syria and al Qaeda 
is the evil force against which US civil liberties must be sacrificed.

The illegitimate power asserted by the Office 
of the President is not only a threat to every 
American but also to every living being on 
planet earth. 

As the article cited above reports: “Approximately 17,300 nuclear 
weapons are presently deployed in at least 9 countries, many of 
which can be launched and reach their targets within 45 minutes.”

It only takes one fool–and Washington has thousands 
of fools–and all life on earth terminates in 45 minutes. 
The neoconservative belief that the United States is the 
exceptional, indispensable country chosen by history to 
rule the earth is a belief full of the arrogance and hubris 
that lead to war.

Keep your likely fate in mind as you watch the military 
bands and marches on July 4th and listen to the hot air 
of militarism.


Originally published on: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org
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