In a recently published article, Roberts opens with these words:
"The western public doesn't know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack."Based on a leaked statement reported in Strategic Culture "the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia and has declared Russia to be an enemy nation."
And to make matters worse, the NATO military bases that Washington is establishing on Russia's borders seems to confirm the idea to some Russian politicians.
Roberts believes, "Washington might intend the military build up as pressure on President Putin to reduce Russian opposition to Washington's unilateralism."
However, the ploy could backfire.
For instance, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, founder of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party and Vice-chairman of the Russian Parliament, finds the build up a reminder of "Hitler's troops on Russia's border in 1941."
"In a confrontation with the editor of a German newspaper," Robert continued, "Zhirinovsky tells him that German troops again on Russia's border will provoke a preventative strike after which nothing will remain of German and NATO troops.
Zhirinovsky warns, "The more NATO soldiers in your territory, the faster you are going to die. To the last man. Remove NATO from your territory!" see YouTube video
"It is reckless," says Roberts, "to convince Russia that diplomacy is a dead end without promise. When the Russians reach that conclusion, force will confront force."
Meanwhile, the American public remains blissfully unaware...
Why? Because, according to Roberts, western journalism is dead and western media is blind.
President Putin recently excoriated western journalists: "How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction toward nuclear war?"
Good question. Maybe it's time the American public looked beyond the American media for their news.
(While Paul Craig Roberts' credentials are impeccable and his facts check out, we often find his political views to be extreme.)
A wise man once said: "If you 're getting your information from U.S. news sources, you have no idea what's going on in the world." -- Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills
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