Paul Craig Roberts: Armageddon awaits us in 2022 if the US does not hear Russia

I remember a time when 1984 seemed like a distant future. We wondered if the United States was in for the fate of the "world policeman"? But 1984 was in the middle of the Reagan years. The liberals did not like Reagan's rhetoric, but his policy worked. Economy recovered from stagnation, and we worked to end the cold war. It was hard not to love the president, who, in response to an attempt on his life, could sarcastically joke: “I just forgot to duck!”.

New ideas revived US foreign policy. Our future has become clearer, writes Paul Craig Roberts, a former assistant on economic policy to the US Treasury Secretary in the Ronald Reagan administration and political analyst, on his personal page.

Soviet President Gorbachev agreed to the reunification of the FRG and the GDR amid assurances from the George W. Bush administration that NATO would not move an inch east in return.

But the Clinton regime, spurred by Republican Bob Dole, made the United States government's word worthless - NATO came close to Russia's borders, thereby renewing the Cold War that Reagan and Gorbachev ended.

In a series of illegal actions - the bombing of Yugoslavia, the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, the bombing of Pakistani territory, together with a disdainful attitude towards Russia, Washington, lost in its arrogant pride and calling itself "the world's only superpower", awakened Russia, leading it out of a state of submission.

At the 2007 Munich Security Conference, Putin bluntly stated that US behavior undermines peace and order based on international law. He said that Washington's monopoly dominance in world affairs leaves no room for the interests of other countries. Putin also criticized Washington for its rampant and excessive use of force in international relations.

Washington and its vassals were amazed that Putin had the audacity to contradict the "only superpower", but the West, busy redistributing the Middle East in the interests of Israel, paid no attention to him.

Once again, Washington and its allies were surprised 8 years later, in 2015, when Putin confused all the Obama regime's cards for invading Syria and, together with the Syrian army, defeated the terrorist groups sent by Washington to overthrow Assad.

Faced with Washington's withdrawal from arms control agreements, in 2018 Putin announced a dizzying array of new weapons systems, including arbitrary (non-ballistic) hypersonic missiles. At one point, the United States became the second, not the first, military power. “Nobody listened to us,” Putin said. "Listen now."

But no one heard him. Washington continues to bathe in the rays of its arrogance, it has seized on the illusion of its omnipotence and does not want to let it go. Washington even blindly believes that it can include Ukraine and Georgia in NATO. No matter how it is.

The Kremlin's reaction to the madness in Washington has become much more severe: "Get out of our doorstep, or we will drive you away by force." This requirement is clear and non-negotiable.

Thanks to their goofy media, the Americans themselves have no idea that their idiotic government has personally provoked a situation in which Moscow demanded that Washington remove its military bases and stop maneuvers near the Russian borders. Otherwise, the US itself may suffer the consequences. The Americans are so ignorant that they can burn out in a nuclear conflagration before they even know about the current situation.

The year 2022 begins with two unprecedented crises. One is an attempt by Western governments to use the Covid pandemic to save crumbling democracies by turning them into police states. Another is the prospect of a real Armageddon due to the complete lack of reason among the leaders of Western countries.

Can you name at least one adequate political leader in the Western world? Not? I can not too.

The leaders of the West are nothing more than prostitutes serving the interests of certain groups. They have probably never had independent thinking in their entire lives - they are unable to think soberly. How will such useless creatures cope with a serious international crisis? Look at the people on Biden's team. They are an ensemble of clowns. Where is the secretary of state who can really appease the Kremlin and free Washington from its intoxicating "American hegemony"?

He is nowhere to be found.

The situation is taking an extremely serious turn, because Russia is faced with a type of aggressor whose leaders are completely out of touch with reality. Biden, who has been there (in reality) only part of his time, is surrounded by advisers from the Russian-hating neoconservatives from the Center for a New American Security, which is funded by the US military-industrial complex and oil companies. The State Department official who oversaw the toppling of Ukraine's legally elected government in 2014 is now deputy secretary of state. The warmongers responsible for the Clinton bombing of Yugoslavia in the 1990s and all of Washington's wars in the XNUMXst century are now on Biden's team.

US Senators from both parties are demanding that Biden immediately turn against Putin. GOP National Committee chairman Ronna McDaniel criticized Biden for even answering a phone call from Putin. Republican Senator Roger Wicker, a member of the Defense and Security Committee, called for the destruction of Russia's military potential in the Black Sea and did not even rule out the possibility of a preemptive nuclear strike against the Russian Federation.

Michael McFaul, a Barack Obama-era Russophobe and ex-US ambassador to Russia, rejected Putin's demand for the US to respect Moscow’s security interests, calling the Kremlin’s statements "Russian paranoia."

Democrats and Republicans have united in their stupidity against Russia, and do not understand that the Kremlin is fed up with all this. The Russian government has come to the conclusion that all its many years of attempts to solve problems by diplomatic methods have not been crowned with success. As Putin said, "we retreated and retreated in the interests of peace, and now they are on our doorstep and we have nowhere else to retreat."

But Washington is as deaf as it was before.
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  1. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 9 January 2022 21: 57
    Voice in the wilderness?
    If "Washington is as deaf as before" - then Armageddon in 2022 is inevitable.
    How scary to live!
    1. Avarron Offline Avarron
      Avarron (Sergei) 10 January 2022 00: 12
      But interesting. What other generations of people on Earth could have been present at the death of civilization.
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 10 January 2022 08: 18
        Quote: Avarron
        But interesting. What other generations of people on Earth could have been present at the death of civilization.

        hi We are the distant descendants of those people who survived the death of the past human civilizations wink (the ruins of which are hidden in the depths of the earth and under the ocean floor)!
        The real history of mankind has at least several highly developed civilizations (even more advanced than the current one).
        Someone will survive even now, again repeating the path "from post-apocalyptic degradation to" caves-Pithecus "and then to a new civilization" ...
        If not, then "A holy place is never empty" and some (I do not think that only cockroaches will have such opportunities), post-nuclear mutated "reptilian ... intelligent life forms" will still exist on Earth. winked
        It is a pity, of course, if on this "turn of the spiral" of civilizations, due to the excessive greed of stupid two-legged mercantile politicians and "gesheftmachers" in the "world power", we will burn in a nuclear fire and do not have time to master the 4th dimension, as well as to join the boundless possibilities of the Universal Mind (at least in terms of healing from "incurable diseases" at the expense of the reserves of one's own body ...).
    2. alexxnumx Offline alexxnumx
      alexxnumx (Alexander) 10 January 2022 03: 03
      the fact that the United States suddenly made contacts says a lot
      1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
        Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 10 January 2022 14: 14
        Quote: alex178
        the fact that the United States suddenly made contacts says a lot

        It was not the United States who made contacts, but Biden. Contacts are generally an elementary norm and not a breakthrough in relationships. Previously, this was not the case, Trump could not afford it or even declare something neutral with respect to Russia, the Congress obliged him to sanctions.

        Now the situation is the same, even if Biden declares that he wants to guarantee that Ukraine and Georgia will not join NATO, he will not be able to implement it. There is a NATO charter in which it is written that whoever they want and accept. Biden cannot change the NATO charter. He can't even control a blinken from his administration. For example, if negotiations are planned, it is logical to cut back criticism of Russia, not because of Russia, but because Biden is going to negotiations, which many oppose. Therefore, what Blinken squeals accusing Russia of simultaneously hits Biden. NATO also has the United States' main military ally, Britain. The Brits are categorically against the normalization of relations with Russia, if there are any initiatives from Biden through NATO, then the Brits will put together a coalition within the bloc and raise such a screech, multiply all initiatives to zero.

        As Paul Craig Roberts said:

        The situation is taking an extremely serious turn, because Russia is faced with a type of aggressor whose leaders are completely out of touch with reality.

        Well, yes, Biden is an old-school politician who remembers the Caribbean crisis. More or less realistically sees the situation. But besides Biden, there is also a congress with its own vision and interests. Even his Democratic Party has recently been replenished with younger cadres who think in a different plane about minority rights, green energy and that the United States is a world leader, whose mission is to bring these "bright and correct" ideas to everyone, regardless of whether they want to or not. ...
        How does this fit with Biden's attempts to come to an agreement with Russia?
      2. Vladimir Daetoya (Vladimir Daetoya) 15 January 2022 06: 08
        Yes, the Teuton is not the same now.
  2. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 9 January 2022 23: 11
    Only our strength and firmness can make them think again. But their very sobering up is not in our power. In our power to stop no more
  3. andrey ivanov_2 Offline andrey ivanov_2
    andrey ivanov_2 (Andrey Ivanov) 10 January 2022 09: 11
    I am waiting for Russia's response to a 100% US refusal to accept all the conditions of the ultimatum. I hope it will be Ukraine with further foreign policy adequate to the present time. Pay special attention to internal processes. Here (unfortunately) is a complete mess .......
  4. Yuri Neupokoev Offline Yuri Neupokoev
    Yuri Neupokoev (Yuri Neupokoev) 10 January 2022 22: 59
    I hope they will come to an agreement, but it seems to me that they will not.
    What can we do then (offhand, as nonsense, part of the steps)):
    1. Place some media off their coast (especially in Britain). Moreover, if the Naglo-Saxons find them, they will probably not be able to neutralize them. You can even announce it. Create a powerful base in Belarus. Deal with Cuba and Venezuela.
    2. A military alliance with China (informal, like a kid), apparently already exists, but it is not necessary to declare officially, so as not to irritate India. Also, once again strongly support China's position on Taiwan.
    3. To declare the Kiev regime illegitimate, having abandoned Minsk-2 and to declare the unequivocal protection of Russian citizens abroad (especially in the countries of the former USSR). It is not for nothing that the new law on citizenship has appeared.
    4. The Federation Council gives again permission to use the RF Armed Forces abroad.
    5. Offer the citizens of the Russian Federation to leave the territory of NATO countries (including the diplomatic mission), tk. it becomes insecure there.
    6. Close the sky of the Russian Federation for flights of airlines from NATO countries (and their vassals).
    7. Adopt and implement a program of preferential and simplified resettlement of families of Russian-speaking (and not only) specialists (Christians and not only) from Western countries, to whom the imposed neoliberal ideology is unacceptable. We have enough space, especially in Siberia and the Far East.
    8. The most important thing. To announce a new economic policy in the Russian Federation (and really start), as decoupled from the IMF as possible (this is a separate big topic).
    All this should be done not at the same time, but in its own order and at the right moments with a break in time, promptly reacting to the reaction from the other side along the way.
  5. Adyuga Offline Adyuga
    Adyuga (Andre) 11 January 2022 22: 05
    The author's opinion that everyone around is half-witted is reminiscent of the opinion of one of our dacha neighbors, who believes that all his neighbors are scoundrels. And here, of course, there is also such a probability, but it is much more likely that the neighbor himself has something wrong with the perception of reality. It’s not that I’m justifying the policy of the United States, they have enough cockroaches, but we all have them, and we also have them.