When Armageddon comes, the Western world will be left without leaders.
According to news reports, the credibility of which cannot be confirmed by the general public, the crazy power of the United States was ten minutes from fomenting a full-scale conflict in the Middle East, the consequences of which could be catastrophic for everyone.
The instigators of high-ranking war instigators — Bolton, Pompeo and Pence — and their hosts from the Israeli lobby remain determined, and have not yet abandoned their propaganda campaign for the war with Iran. Of course, the liars claim that Iran will just patiently carry the punishment for the sake of defending its territory, and there will be no war. But this is not what Iran says. And I believe Iran.
Some of the tiny percentage of people in the Western world who are still able to think regret that Trump canceled that crazy plan. They believe that the consequences could be the destruction of the governments of Saudi Arabia and Israel, the two greatest evils in the history of mankind, would stop the supply of oil to the United States and Europe, resulting in a depression that would lead to the overthrow of the governments of Western countries that set fire to the war. They believe that catastrophic American defeat is the only way to restore world peace.
In other words, it is not clear – Trump’s cancellation of the attack saved us or doomed to something worse. Thus, the Israeli lobby and their neoconservative agents did not receive a lesson. Trump did not dismiss Bolton and Pompeo for almost starting a world fire, and he did not give the headache to his moron vice president. So, it can still happen again.
And most likely it will happen again.
The Jewish state decided to get ahead of Washington. What will lead the new provocations by Tel Aviv.
The lesson that Bolton and Israel learned was that the fake news about the Iranian attack on a Japanese freighter – and the Japanese deny that the Iranians did it – was not enough to force Trump to save his face by attacking Iran. So, be prepared for the fact that even more provocation will be organized. Bolton and Israel know that the Western Presidencies will lie at their behest. Expect a provocation that will give Trump no alternative but to attack.
Washington’s use of fake news and attacks under a “foreign flag” to unleash wars has a long history. In the 21st century, we received a concentrated dose of this – “weapons of mass destruction” by Saddam Hussein, “use of chemical weapons” by Assad, “Iranian nuclear weapons”, “Russian invasions”, Maduro, “starving people”, endless lies about Gaddafi.
Washington has got used under false pretexts to attack other countries and then go out of the water. Therefore, nothing can prevent the Israeli lobby and its puppets in Washington from continuing to “prepare” Iran for an attack. And success leads to rashness. The attack on Iraq was organized in the United Nations by the US Secretary of State, whom they trusted. The attack on Libya was organized by a UN resolution that the deceived Russia and China could not block. In such situations, Washington organized the green light to commit war crimes. However, Washington was unable to organize the “green light” to attack Iran. Moreover, Iran is a more powerful military force than Iraq and Libya, and the level of support for Iran by Russia and China is unknown to Washington.
If Israel considers it a success, if it succeeds in forcing its puppet – Washington – to attack Iran, then Israel and its neoconservative agents will not welcome the failure of efforts to achieve their goal. They will struggle with this failure, organizing even more dangerous moves. I can easily imagine fanatics who will force Trump to “save face” by destroying the world and putting forward some ultimatums against Russia and China or resorting to the use of nuclear weapons against Iran.
Careless Americans – yes, in general, and the people of other Western countries – do not devote to these plans. That is the purpose of presidential elections: to keep under control those explanations that are presented to the people. The US Congress was bought and paid for by the Israeli lobby – just as the most important politicians were bought and paid in Britain and in Europe. What I am telling you is that it is very easy for fanatics to create Armageddon.
Stephen Cohen and I (Paul Craig Roberts), as well as some other experts, survived and survived the cold war of the 20th century. In recent years, both of us have repeatedly stated that the threat of nuclear war today is much higher than during the days of the Cold War. One reason for this situation is that during the Cold War, American and Soviet leaders worked to reduce tensions and strengthen confidence-building measures. Since the Clinton regime, on the contrary, the United States has constantly worked to increase tensions. Both Cohen and I, in many cases, cited a whole list of tension-raising measures that all presidential administrations carried out after Reagan / George W. Bush.
Russians no longer trust Washington. The Chinese, too. Washington so often lied to Russia in the 21st century that Russia’s confidence in Washington has been exhausted. No matter how sincere the power of Russia is in its desire to trust Washington, she does not dare to do that.
Consequently, the hot heads in Washington needs to make very few miscalculations in order to provoke a response from Russia on stopping the threats, since Washington convinced the Russian authorities that the United States intends to destroy Russia.
As Stephen Cohen emphasized, the dramatization of the Russiagate scandal by the Democratic Party, the military intelligence complex and media made President Trump take an approach characteristic of neo-cons as a measure of self-defense against Russia and other “non-submitting” countries. This approach is quite dangerous even in the best of times. But he is extremely dangerous after trust has been destroyed by years of lies and false accusations.
Perhaps there is someone in the Trump administration who has enough intelligence to understand the dangers of the current situation and who has trust of Trump. But I do not know who this man is.
We must recognize the fact that before the onset of Armageddon, the Western world is deprived of leaders.
Author: Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Ronald Reagan Administration. He worked as an editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Businessweek magazine and the Scripps Howard News Service news agency. At one time he was the author of a permanent column in the newspaper The Washington Times. Author of numerous books on the largest problems of our time.