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Why War Is Inevitable

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Memorial Day is being turned into a celebration of war

Why War Is Inevitable

Memorial Day is when we commemorate our war dead. Like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day is being turned into a celebration of war.

Those who lose family members and dear friends to war don’t want the deaths to have been in vain. Consequently, wars become glorious deeds performed by noble soldiers fighting for truth, justice, and the American way. Patriotic speeches tell us how much we owe to those who gave their lives so that America could remain free.

The speeches are well-intentioned, but the speeches create a false reality that supports ever more wars. None of America’s wars had anything to do with keeping America free. To the contrary, the wars swept away our civil liberties, making us unfree.

President Lincoln issued an executive order for the arrest and imprisonment of northern newspaper reporters and editors. He shut down 300 northern newspapers and held 14,000 political prisoners. Lincoln arrested war critic US Representative Clement Vallandigham from Ohio and exiled him to the Confederacy. President Woodrow Wilson used WWI to suppress free speech, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt used WWII to intern 120,000 US citizens of Japanese descent on the grounds that race made them suspect. Professor Samuel Walker concluded that President George W. Bush used the “war on terror” for an across the board assault on US civil liberty, making the Bush regime the greatest danger American liberty has ever faced.

Lincoln forever destroyed states’ rights, but the suspension of habeas corpus and free speech that went hand in hand with America’s three largest wars was lifted at war’s end. However, President George W. Bush’s repeal of the Constitution has been expanded by President Obama and codified by Congress and executive orders into law. Far from defending our liberties, our soldiers who died in “the war on terror” died so that the president can indefinitely detain US citizens without due process of law and murder US citizens on suspicion alone without any accountability to law or the Constitution.

The conclusion is unavoidable that America’s wars have not protected our liberty but, instead, destroyed liberty. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, “A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.”

Southern secession did pose a threat to Washington’s empire, but not to the American people. Neither the Germans of WWI vintage nor the Germans and Japanese of WWII vintage posed any threat to the US. As historians have made completely clear, Germany did not start WWI and did not go to war for the purpose of territorial expansion. Japan’s ambitions were in Asia. Hitler did not want war with England and France. Hitler’s territorial ambitions were mainly to restore German provinces stripped from Germany as WWI booty in violation of President Wilson’s guarantees. Any other German ambitions were to the East. Neither country had any plans to invade the US. Japan attacked the US fleet at Pearl Harbor hoping to remove an obstacle to its activities in Asia, not as a precursor to an invasion of America.

Certainly the countries ravaged by Bush and Obama in the 21st century–Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen posed no military threat to the US. Indeed, these were wars used by a tyrannical executive branch to establish the basis of the Stasi State that now exists in the US.

The truth is hard to bear, but the facts are clear. America’s wars have been fought in order to advance Washington’s power, the profits of bankers and armaments industries, and the fortunes of US companies. Marine General Smedley Butler said, “ I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”

It is more or less impossible to commemorate the war dead without glorifying them, and it is impossible to glorify them without glorifying their wars.

For the entirety of the 21st century the US has been at war, not war against massed armies or threats to American freedom, but wars against civilians, against women, children, and village elders, and wars against our own liberty. Elites with a vested interest in these wars tell us that the wars will have to go on for another 20 to 30 years before we defeat “the terrorist threat.”

This, of course, is nonsense. There was no terrorist threat until Washington began trying to create terrorists by military attacks, justified by lies, on Muslim populations.

Washington succeeded with its war lies to the point that Washington’s audacity and hubris have outgrown Washington’s judgment.

By overthrowing the democratically elected government in Ukraine, Washington has brought the United States into confrontation with Russia. This is a confrontation that could end badly, perhaps for Washington and perhaps for the entire world.

If Gaddafi and Assad would not roll over for Washington, why does Washington think Russia will? Russia is not Libya or Syria. Washington is the bully who having beat up the kindergarden kid, now thinks he can take on the college linebacker.

The Bush and Obama regimes have destroyed America’s reputation with their incessant lies and violence against other peoples. The world sees Washington as the prime threat.

Worldwide polls consistently show that people around the world regard the US and Israel as the two countries that pose the greatest threat to peace. http://www.ibtimes.com/gallup-poll-biggest-threat-world-peace-america-1525008 and

http://www.jewishfederations.org/european-poll-israel-biggest-threat-to-world-peace.aspx

The countries that Washington’s propaganda declares to be “rogue states” and the “axis of evil,” such as Iran and North Korea, are far down the list when the peoples in the world are consulted. It could not be more clear that the world does not believe Washington’s self-serving propaganda. The world sees the US and Israel as the rogue states.

The US and Israel are the only two countries in the world that are in the grip of ideologies. The US is in the grip of the Neoconservative ideology which has declared the US to be the “exceptional, indispensable country” chosen by history to exercise hegemony over all others. This ideology is buttressed by the Brzezinski and Wolfowitz doctrines that are the basis of US foreign policy.

The Israeli government is in the grip of the Zionist ideology that declares a “greater Israel” from the Nile to the Euphrates. Many Israelis themselves do not accept this ideology, but it is the ideology of the “settlers” and those who control the Israeli government.

Ideologies are important causes of war. Just as the Hitlerian ideology of German superiority is mirrored in the Neoconservative ideology of US superiority, the Communist ideology that the working class is superior to the capitalist class is mirrored in the Zionist ideology that Israelis are superior to Palestinians. Zionists have never heard of squatters’ rights and claim that recent Jewish immigrants into Palestine–invaders really–have the right to land occupied by others for millenniums.

Washington’s and Israel’s doctrines of superiority over others do not sit very well with the ”others.” When Obama declared in a speech that Americans are the exceptional people, Russia’s President Putin responded, “God created us all equal.”

To the detriment of its population, the Israeli government has made endless enemies. Israel has effectively isolated itself in the world. Israel’s continued existence depends entirely on the willingness and ability of Washington to protect Israel. This means that Israel’s power is derivative of Washington’s power.

Washington’s power is a different story. As the only economy standing after WWII, the US dollar became the world money. This role for the dollar has given Washington financial hegemony over the world, the main source of Washington’s power. As other countries rise, Washington’s hegemony is imperiled.

To prevent other countries from rising, Washington invokes the Brzezinski and Wolfowitz doctrines. To be brief, the Brzezinski doctrine says that in order to remain the only superpower, Washington must control the Eurasian land mass. Brzezinski is willing for this to occur peacefully by suborning the Russian government into Washington’s empire. ”A loosely confederated Russia . . . a decentralized Russia would be less susceptible to imperial mobilization.” In other words, break up Russia into associations of semi-autonomous states whose politicians can be suborned by Washington’s money.

Brzezinski propounded “a geo-strategy for Eurasia.” In Brzezinski’s strategy, China and “a confederated Russia” are part of a “transcontinental security framework,” managed by Washington in order to perpetuate the role of the US as the world’s only superpower.

I once asked my colleague, Brzezinski, that if everyone was allied with us, who were we organized against? My question surprised him, because I think that Brzezinski remains caught up in Cold War strategy even after the demise of the Soviet Union. In Cold War thinking it was important to have the upper hand or else be at risk of being eliminated as a player. The importance of prevailing became all consuming, and this consuming drive survived the Soviet collapse. Prevailing over others is the only foreign policy that Washington knows.

The mindset that America must prevail set the stage for the Neoconservatives and their 21st century wars, which, with Washington’s overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine, has resulted in a crisis that has brought Washington into direct conflict with Russia.

I know the strategic institutes that serve Washington. I was the occupant of the William E.Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, for a dozen years. The idea is prevalent that Washington must prevail over Russia in Ukraine or Washington will lose prestige and its superpower status.

The idea of prevailing always leads to war once one power thinks it has prevailed.

The path to war is reinforced by the Wolfowitz Doctrine. Paul Wolfowitz, the neoconservative intellectual who formulated US military and foreign policy doctrine, wrote among many similar passages:

“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere [China], that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”

In the Wolfowitz Doctrine, any other strong country is defined as a threat and a power hostile to the US regardless of how willing that country is to get along with the US for mutual benefit.

The difference between Brzezinski and the Neoconservatives is that Brzezinski wants to suborn Russia and China by including them in the empire as important elements whose voices would be heard, If only for diplomatic reasons, whereas the Neoconservatives are prepared to rely on military force combined with internal subversion orchestrated with US financed NGOs and even terrorist organizations.

Neither the US nor Israel is embarrassed by their worldwide reputations as the two countries that pose the greatest threat. In fact, both countries are proud to be recognized as the greatest threats. The foreign policy of both countries is devoid of any diplomacy. US and Israeli foreign policy rests on violence alone. Washington tells countries to do as Washington says or be “bombed into the stone age.” Israel declares all Palestinians, even women and children, to be “terrorists,” and proceeds to shoot them down in the streets, claiming that Israel is merely protecting itself against terrorists. Israel, which does not recognize the existence of Palestine as a country, covers up its crimes with the claim that Palestinians do not accept the existence of Israel.

“We don’t need no stinking diplomacy. We got power.”

This is the attitude that guarantees war, and that is where the US is taking the world. The prime minister of Britain, the chancellor of Germany, and the president of France are Washington’s enablers. They provide the cover for Washington. Instead of war crimes, Washington has “coalitions of the willing” and military invasions that bring “democracy and women’s rights” to non-compliant countries.

China gets much the same treatment. A country with four times the US population but a smaller prison population, China is constantly criticized by Washington as an “authoritarian state.” China is accused of human rights abuses while US police brutalize the US population.

The problem for humanity is that Russia and China are not Libya and Iraq. These two countries possess strategic nuclear weapons. Their land mass greatly exceeds that of the US. The US, which was unable to successfully occupy Baghdad or Afghanistan, has no prospect of prevailing against Russia and China in conventional warfare. Washington will push the nuclear button. What else can we expect from a government devoid of morality?

The world has never experienced rogue states comparable to Washington and Israel. Both governments are prepared to murder anyone and everyone. Look at the crisis that Washington has created in Ukraine and the dangers thereof. On May 23, 2014, Russia’s President Putin spoke to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a three-day gathering of delegations from 62 countries and CEOs from 146 of the largest Western corporations.

Putin did not speak of the billions of dollars in trade deals that were being formalized. Instead Putin spoke of the crisis that Washington had brought to Russia, and he criticized Europe for being Washington’s vassals for supporting Washington’s propaganda against Russia and Washington’s interference in vital Russian interests.

Putin was diplomatic in his language, but the message that powerful economic interests from the US and Europe received is that it will lead to trouble if Washington and European governments continue to ignore Russia’s concerns and continue to act as if they can interfere in Russia’s vital interests as if Russia did not exist.

The heads of these large corporations will carry this message back to Washington and European capitals. Putin made it clear that the lack of dialogue with Russia could lead to the West making the mistake of putting Ukraine in NATO and establishing missile bases on Russia’s border with Ukraine. Putin has learned that Russia cannot rely on good will from the West, and Putin made it clear, short of issuing a threat, that Western military bases in Ukraine are unacceptable.

Washington will continue to ignore Russia. However, European capitals will
have to decide whether Washington is pushing them into conflict with Russia that is against European interests. Thus, Putin is testing European politicians to determine if there is sufficient intelligence and independence in Europe for a rapprochement.

If Washington in its overbearing arrogance and hubris forces Putin to write off the West, the Russian/Chinese strategic alliance, which is forming to counteract Washington’s hostile policy of surrounding both countries with military bases, will harden into preparation for the inevitable war.

The survivors, if any, can thank the Neoconservatives, the Wolfowitz doctrine, and the Brzezinski strategy for the destruction of life on earth.

The American public contains a large number of misinformed people who think they know everything. These people have been programmed by US and Israeli propaganda to equate Islam with political ideology. They believe that Islam, a religion, is instead a militarist doctrine that calls for the overthrow of Western civilization, as if anything remains of Western civilization.

Many believe this propaganda even in the face of complete proof that the Sunnis and Shi’ites hate one another far more than they hate their Western oppressors and occupiers. The US has departed Iraq, but the carnage today is as high or higher than during the US invasion and occupation. The daily death tolls from the Sunni/Shi’ite conflict are extraordinary. A religion this disunited poses no threat to anyone except Islamists themselves. Washington successfully used Islamist disunity to overthrow Gaddafi, and is currently using Islamist disunity in an effort to overthrow the government of Syria. Islamists cannot even unite to defend themselves against Western aggression. There is no prospect of Islamists uniting in order to overthrow the West.

Even if Islam could do so, it would be pointless for Islam to overthrow the West. The West has overthrown itself. In the US the Constitution has been murdered by the Bush and Obama regimes. Nothing remains. As the US is the Constitution, what was once the United States no longer exists. A different entity has taken its place.

Europe died with the European Union, which requires the termination of sovereignty of all member countries. A few unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels have become superior to the wills of the French, German, British, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Greek, and Portuguese peoples.

Western civilization is a skeleton. It still stands, barely, but there is no life in it. The blood of liberty has departed. Western peoples look at their governments and see nothing but enemies. Why else has Washington militarized local police forces, equipping them as if they were occupying armies? Why else has Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, and even the Postal Service and Social Security Administration ordered billions of rounds of ammunition and even submachine guns? What is this taxpayer-paid-for arsenal for if not to suppress US citizens?

As the prominent trends forecaster Gerald Celente spells out in the current Trends Journal, “uprisings span four corners of the globe.” Throughout Europe angry, desperate and outraged peoples march against EU financial policies that are driving the peoples into the ground. Despite all of Washington’s efforts with its well funded fifth columns known as NGOs to destabilize Russia and China, both the Russian and Chinese governments have far more support from their people than do the US and Europe.

In the 20th century Russia and China learned what tyranny is, and they have rejected it.

In the US tyranny has entered under the guise of the “war on terror,” a hoax used to scare the sheeple into abandoning their civil liberties, thus freeing Washington from accountability to law and permitting Washington to erect a militarist police state. Ever since WWII Washington has used its financial hegemony and the “Soviet threat,” now converted into the “Russian threat,” to absorb Europe into Washington’s empire.

Putin is hoping that the interests of European countries will prevail over subservience to Washington. This is Putin’s current bet. This is the reason Putin remains unprovoked by Washington’s provocations in Ukraine.

If Europe fails Russia, Putin and China will prepare for the war that Washington’s drive for hegemony makes inevitable.

by Paul Craig Roberts | Infowars



26 Comments on "Why War Is Inevitable"

  1. penury on Mon, 26th May 2014 11:30 am 

    Readers may disagree with the opinions expressed, but the facts are irrefutable.
    It may take more than one reading to differentiate between the two. However, I do believe that this would be time well spent.

  2. eugene on Mon, 26th May 2014 12:35 pm 

    Vietnam taught me! Right on as the old saying goes. On Memorial Day, I feel sorry for the poor souls who put themselves in harms way. They are fighting for world domination. And government officials spouting patriotic slogans know full well what they are up to.

  3. GregT on Mon, 26th May 2014 12:36 pm 

    “The truth is hard to bear, but the facts are clear. America’s wars have been fought in order to advance Washington’s power, the profits of bankers and armaments industries, and the fortunes of US companies. Marine General Smedley Butler said, “ I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”

    The truth may be hard to bear, but it isn’t like we were never warned:

    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

    “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.”

    “We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.”

  4. Perk Earl on Mon, 26th May 2014 12:45 pm 

    A neat propaganda trick used during the controversial Iraq II bush jr. war, was to pit those against the war as also against the troops. They did this slight of hand by printing up bumper stickers that said, “support our troops.” This forced people to pick a side. If you were for the troops you were for the war, and if you were against the war you were against the troops. What was glaring was there was never a counter argument to that so it stuck and people fell for it hook, line and sinker. It never occurred to most they were being played.

    As Goebbels would have said, now that’s good propaganda!

  5. GregT on Mon, 26th May 2014 12:57 pm 

    “O con noi o contro di noi”—You’re either with us or against us.” Benito Mussolini

    “Every nation has to either be with us, or against us.” Hillary Clinton

    “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” George W. Bush

  6. Hugh Culliton on Mon, 26th May 2014 1:05 pm 

    Several times over the last two years, Chris Hedges has pointed out in his column at Truthdig, that the tools the imperialists use overseas to suppress dissent invariable come home to be used on the citizens. The NSA, the use of drones, the militarization of law enforcement…the USA that I try not to visit today is a far different place than the one I knew in the 1980’s. Scary different.

  7. J-Gav on Mon, 26th May 2014 1:55 pm 

    I’m also very disturbed by the present potential for a major conflict. Things can spiral out of control and escalate very quickly for reasons no-one foresaw (think WWI).

    Still, I’m not sure I would call it “inevitable.” Cooler heads may yet prevail, as the type of conflict in question would almost certainly involve nuclear weapons. And there could be no ‘winner’ in such an exchange. All concerned must be acutely aware of that fact since MAD has been the keystone of international military nuclear security for decades. But who knows? Really crazy stuff can happen.

    Another possibility is: continued and increased baiting, border tensions, civil strife, proxy wars … keeping everybody uncomfortable and off-balance. Everybody uncomfortable is preferable to everybody dead though, I would venture.

  8. Northwest Resident on Mon, 26th May 2014 2:01 pm 

    War is and has always been about control over resources. For the human race, it has always been “us versus them” as far back as recorded human history goes, and for ages before that no doubt. It is all about survival, of the fittest. Where small tribes of humans used to war against each other over control of hunting or fishing grounds, in our modern world, the wars are now fought over oil because it is oil and the energy derived from oil that enables humans to wage war most effectively. He who controls the oil controls the world and his own destiny. He who cedes control of oil to others, either by neglect or by lack of strength, gives others the power to achieve control and dominance over himself. It is good that at this late stage in this current version of human civilization that we have collectively reached a point where we can moralize about war and about the evils and wrongs that war perpetrates — maybe it shows that we are evolving toward a point where humans might be able to live in peace and harmony not just with themselves but with all of nature. But we aren’t there yet. And my guess is that it is going to get really ugly again as the last precious drops of oil are sucked out of the earth and the great civilizations that were built with oil begin to crumble and decay. I don’t see any BIG wars being fought as we head down that back side of the peak oil curve — not enough energy left, and not enough left to fight over, the bones have been picked dry already. But small wars, wars and conflicts between people who are going to be increasingly squeezed by shortages of water, food and other necessities. We are returning to our tribal roots, and with it, there will continue to be inter-tribal conflict and war just like there has always been. After all, we are humans.

  9. J-Gav on Mon, 26th May 2014 4:34 pm 

    Northwest – Yeah, despite our capacity for empathy and cooperation, the “us vs them” mentality has been constant for quite some time. I suspect it has something to do with our origins … and I mean distant origins. After the Bonobos branched off from the other chimps and their subspecies, we branched off from ‘the other chimps,’ not the Bonobos. Kind of a shame but whaddya gonna do?

    The social and behavioral differences between the two branches are nothing less than astonishing – from matriarcal, pretty egalitarian, sexually open, less competitive and unconquering, non-murderous in the one case, to aggressive, male-dominated, very competitive, invasive, potential killers …

    Alas, we can’t re-do evolution, can we? But maybe, just maybe, we got enough of the milder genetic make-up of some of our ancestors, along with a dab of later-developed ‘rationality,’ so as to avoid extinguishing our own species. Question mark.

  10. Perk Earl on Mon, 26th May 2014 6:53 pm 

    That’s an interesting hypothesis J-Gav, but the more aggressive traits are what got humankind to this level of advancement or decline, depending on what part is looked at. It’s why we are leading the charge on this 6th great extinction event, as we drive everything else back or into extinction.

    I wish we were more like Bonobos, but then again we’d still be in the forest trading partners. There’s always two sides to a coin and we who knows, maybe we’ll be able to learn from the disaster that awaits in it’s aftermath. We’ll certainly not have the same level of FF available again.

    I’m starting to get concerned about whales. Seems like an odd idea with everything else going on today, but as we hit more severe limits and even more people on the fringes go hungry, there will probably be a push to return to whaling to feed people. So probably one of our final acts on the way down will be to cause the complete extinction of all whale species. I know that sounds severe, but it seems very likely.

  11. Makati1 on Mon, 26th May 2014 7:07 pm 

    Considering the psychopaths inhabiting the halls of government in Washington, World War 3 is inevitable. And it will end with a nuclear exchange between the US and one or more of the Eastern countries. It will be a last desperate act of a dying empire.

    As soon as they can convince themselves that they can actually survive a nuclear exchange, it will happen. They have nothing to lose. Look at the ages of the participants. Almost all are over 60, with most of their lives behind them. They don’t give a damn about the next generations. What psychopath ever has? It’s all about power and wealth.

    The world would have been a different place without the warmongering Americans for the last 70 years. There would mostly have been peace in the world, but peace is not profitable and does not convey power to the few, but spreads it around to the many. True Democracy could not be allowed to prevail anywhere. It was the enemy of the Military Industrial Complex.

    We can only use Memorial Day as a day to remember our failure as a species to make peace the norm, not the exception. To those who drank the cool aid and believed they were dying for a good cause, I can only say, “I’m sorry”.

  12. drwater on Mon, 26th May 2014 7:08 pm 

    Not taking anything away from some of the details in the article, but there is one very fundamental change that favors fewer wars – the rising availability and use of birth control. With fewer children, and especially fewer male children, two things change:
    1. Less pressure for expansion
    2. Parents will be strongly opposed to war because they may lose all their sons. This makes war politically very unpopular.

    Let’s hope these factors overcome the Neocon and Zionist agendas.

  13. Davy, Hermann, MO on Mon, 26th May 2014 7:24 pm 

    Mak, you need to rethink warmongering and talk to Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Hồ Chí Minh, and last but not least Kim Il-sung. Do the math Makster and you will have to admit you are blinded by your hypocrisy as to who killed who and how much. We know the crimes and sins of the US but nothing is worse than a hypocrite stuffing propaganda and ideology down ones throat. Maak, can I make a suggestion? Get a life and maybe you will not be so mean spirited.

  14. GregT on Mon, 26th May 2014 8:35 pm 

    NWR said,

    “War is and has always been about control over resources.”

    Correct, and what is the number one most profitable resource? Human labour. All of the tea in China does little good, if you don’t have control over the people that will grow it for you, distribute it, and pay you taxes for it’s use.

    Follow the money, and you will find the motivation for war.

  15. JJHMAN on Mon, 26th May 2014 9:16 pm 

    “Southern secession did pose a threat to Washington’s empire, but not to the American people. Neither the Germans of WWI vintage nor the Germans and Japanese of WWII vintage posed any threat to the US. As historians have made completely clear, Germany did not start WWI and did not go to war for the purpose of territorial expansion. Japan’s ambitions were in Asia. Hitler did not want war with England and France. Hitler’s territorial ambitions were mainly to restore German provinces stripped from Germany as WWI booty in violation of President Wilson’s guarantees. Any other German ambitions were to the East. Neither country had any plans to invade the US. Japan attacked the US fleet at Pearl Harbor hoping to remove an obstacle to its activities in Asia, not as a precursor to an invasion of America.”

    Only a fool would think this explained anything about what happened in the first half of the 20th century. I find the sentiments disgusting and beyond ill informed. Fighting the Kaiser and Hitler and the Japanese military dictatorship were the right things to do for humanity regardless of who profited financially from the effort. No matter how distasteful I find the value structure of MANY of the capitalist elite, the values of imperial Japan, imperial Germany and the Nazis were worse threats to humanity than any system now in existence.

  16. James on Mon, 26th May 2014 9:43 pm 

    There were only two wars that I feel was justifiable to fight and that was the attack at Pearl Harbor and 9-11. All of the other wars were not fought in my name. They were unnecessary and costly in money and human life. While I feel bad for the soldiers in various parts of the world, they fight these wars not in my name. I was not affected by the countries we fought. My freedom was not affected by us fighting these wars. The 9-11 incident was targeted at a large country that for the most part, was not responsible. Only a small group of people. Yet the U.S. invades a Afghanistan saying that they need to take it over to get this small group of people and Bin Laden. Well, they got Bin Laden and probably won’t get many of the people responsible for 9-11. They are scattered among the population and not easy to target. The U.S. needs to get out of all the proxy wars and bring home our soldiers. Close all of those bases we have worldwide. Use the money to build our defenses here, and rebuild our economy.

  17. GregT on Mon, 26th May 2014 10:41 pm 

    James,

    Some of the supposed high jackers of planes on 911 are still alive, and there was never a War against those supposedly responsible. They were all allegedly Saudi nationals, not Iraqis, and not Afghans, if you buy into the official conspiracy theory.

    Iraq had nothing to do with 911 at all, and up to a million men, women, and children have been brutally murdered since the US invasion/occupation.

    According to Washington, Bin laden was murdered in Pakistan, not Afghanistan, and American troops are still in Afghanistan today. Nothing to do with 911. Never was. All about pipelines and opium/heroin.

    According to Benazir Bhutto, Bin laden was murdered years before the alleged US assassination took place: Of course, she herself was also assassinated. Imagine that.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euK87Vr5B4U

    Pearl Harbour was also questionable, and IMHO, in no way justified dropping two nuclear warheads on civilian populations. Some 200,000 civilians were brutally massacred.

  18. clueless on Mon, 26th May 2014 11:32 pm 

    USA is the root of all evils on this modern day era. Without this greedy nation there will be peace on earth.

  19. bob on Mon, 26th May 2014 11:38 pm 

    yes…..kill da white people

  20. Dutch on Tue, 27th May 2014 3:39 am 

    While it is true that Washington is trying the best it can to instigate conclict in Europe, again, just like in 1933-1939, I find it difficult to see how the US could succeed. Putin will not be so dumb to take the bait and invade the Ukraine. He thinks: let the West take care of this total basket case and in the worst case take millions of economic refugees. The Ukraine will come back to it’s senses sooner than we all think. The Ukraine cannot compete on western markets, it’s products were in demand in Russia only. There is no way that the EU is going to invite a dead broke country, four times the size of Greece, into the EU. Before we know it, the Ukraine will seek rapprochment towards Russia again, just like after the ‘Orange revolution’ of 2004. And if Washington/NATO thinks they can mobilize Europe for a war against Russia, than they are totally mistaken, like they have been about everything else, be it Iraq or Syria. In Germany, 80% of the population backs Putin and so did all three political dinosaurs Kohl, Schmidt and Schroeder. Meanwhile, after the European elections of last week it is clear for all to see, namely that Europe has enough of America and is moving to the right, with France being the most articulate… because France has been the most destroyed by America’s imposed multicultural model for society. France is going to be the first country to break the western status quo and will turn to Russia. And Germany will join France.

    Hitler did not want war with England and France. Hitler’s territorial ambitions were mainly to restore German provinces stripped from Germany as WWI booty in violation of President Wilson’s guarantees.

    Finally PCR sees the light, to my pleasant surprise. Yes, the dumping of the dollar will be a severe blow to America, but the biggest blow against America will be the victory of revisionist thought, unstoppable because of the internet and the decline of American power. There will be enough media zombies like JJHMAN, who will insist that I find the sentiments disgusting and beyond ill informed. Fighting the Kaiser and Hitler and the Japanese military dictatorship were the right things to do for humanity regardless of who profited financially from the effort.

    Maybe they should switch off the television, leave the media matrix and start reading books for a change and find out that both WW1 and WW2 were instigated for the full 100% by Anglosphere and that both wars were the gang rape of Germany by the rest of the world. Regarding WW1, download from Amazon two recent books: Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, written by two Scotsmen and WW2: The Myth of German Villainy, written by an American. It will be only a matter of time until PCR will start to question the holocaust, that religion of the New World Order.

    @James There were only two wars that I feel was justifiable to fight and that was the attack at Pearl Harbor and 9-11

    More uninformed BS. Pearl Harbor did not come as a surprise to Roosevelt. In fact his government did everthing it could to provoke that specific attack in order to circumvent ‘neutrality mongers’ in Congress and get involved in WW2 on the side of the USSR against continental Europe. Roosevelt imposed an oil boycott against Japan, that got 100% of it’s oil from the US and demanded that Japan would fully dismantle it’s Asian empire, knowing full well that the Japanese could not meet these demands and that the only way out for them was to get oil from the Dutch East Indies. And to achieve that they had to eliminate the threat in the flank on their way south. That is all you need to know about PH. But in America it is a forbidden question to ask why a nation with in 1941 an economy 10 times smaller than that of the US, would attack the US in the first place. Reason: America does not like the answer so the question is not asked. America likes to see itself as a noble liberator, where in reality it is a war machine, hell bent on world conquest. And the reasons why it is a war machine is because the country has been recolonized, this time not by Europeans, but by a small but smart, coherent minority from the shtetls of Eastern Europe by the end of the nineteenth century. And America is going to remain a war machine until that minority has been removed from power. Europe has done this 100 times before in it’s entire history, even the British, but Americans have a problem identifying the problem in the first place. And that’s understandable, because up until now, the Americans have benefitted greatly from the actions of their rulers. But that’s going to change now. America is rapidly turning into a third world country, with an economic and military clout accordingly, namely little. There is no way that Washington-London and the European hard left are going to beat Russia, China, Islam, European right and American libertarians, constitutionalists and white nationalists/seperatists. Good luck with that. The end result will be that the coming war will this time not be fought in Europe, but in the US itself and that 750 million united Europeans under a new northern alliance will be able to generate enough mercenaries to tilt the balance in that fight. The end of the American NWO is in sight and a multipolar world is next.

  21. meld on Tue, 27th May 2014 5:08 am 

    I can never feel anything but sorry for someone who takes another life. That’s a burden that never goes away.

  22. Davy, Hermann, MO on Tue, 27th May 2014 6:15 am 

    Hi Art (Dutch), I recognize you. I see you changed your name. Good to have you back. I don’t agree with everything you say but at least you are intelligent, fair, and balanced. I prefer your message to the one sided, unintelligent boring, copy/paste dregs like Makster, Clueless, and Noobster. This site should be changed to POil news and Anti American board. I am OK with American criticism because I know how much the rest of the world has shit on their hands just like the US especially Russia, China, and Asia.

  23. GregT on Tue, 27th May 2014 8:58 am 

    Yes welcome back Dutch,

    TPTB have shifted empires before. Now that they have bled the US dry, what makes you think that they won’t simply move back to Russia, or build an Asian alliance?

    You do understand that they have no national allegiances?

  24. J-Gav on Tue, 27th May 2014 9:54 am 

    Hi Dutch – Thanks for providing some necessary historical background on things like Roosevelt and the Japanese, the rape of Germany between the two world wars etc. I got tired of playing that role a couple of years ago and stopped but if you can keep throwing in some pertinent reminders that would be appreciated.

    I also find your analysis of Putin’s present position pretty close to the mark.

    There are, however, a few other areas you address where I’m in rather stark disagreement: 1 – I see no way that France will be ahead of Germany in making a ‘pivot’ to the East. You may be taking the recent results in European parliamentary elections a little too seriously. That Parliament comes in only at N°3 in terms of the EU power structures; The ECB (central bank) and the Commission wield much more power. The extreme right will not win the next French presidential election, nor will it take a majority in the national Parliament.

    Further, though your conclusion is worthy of consideration, the way you arrive at it is, to say the least, strange. How in the world do you imagine an alliance between Washington-London and the European “hard left?”

    Even stranger, can you be serious when you talk of Islam, the European right and white separatists joining forces?

    But perhaps the weirdest sentence of all is the second-to-last one. Frankly, I’m having trouble trying to make any sense of it. “750 million united Europeans?” You’re dreaming if you think you’ll ever stumble across that configuration.

  25. mack on Tue, 27th May 2014 11:14 am 

    wow! so much negative energy is not healthy for children and other living things. I think peace and love will soon replace war and hate and everything will be just fine. I know it will be for me because my sister-in-law just moved out!

  26. J-Gav on Tue, 27th May 2014 5:18 pm 

    Mack – Why confuse discussion/debate with “negative energy?” If you think repeating “peace and love,” mantra-like, will make everything fine, good luck.

    PS – Congratulations concerning your sister-in-law, I’m familiar with that sort of situation.

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