Pushing Toward The Final War ~USA and Saudi Arabia are preparing a major deal against Russia and Iran

Pushing Toward The Final War ~ Paul Craig Roberts

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Does Obama realize that he is leading the US and its puppet states to war with Russia and China, or is Obama being manipulated into this disaster by his neoconservative speech writers and government officials? World War 1 (and World War 2) was the result of the ambitions and mistakes of a very small number of people. Only one head of state was actually involved–the President of France.

In The genesis Of The World War, Harry Elmer Barnes shows that World War 1 was the product of 4 or 5 people. Three stand out: Raymond Poincare`, President of France, Sergei Sazonov, Russian Foreign Minister, and Alexander Izvolski, Russian Ambassador to France. Poincare` wanted Alsace-Lorraine from Germany, and the Russians wanted Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. They realized that their ambitions required a general European war and worked to produce the desired war.

A Franco-Russian Alliance was formed. This alliance became the vehicle for orchestrating the war. The British government, thanks to the incompetence, stupidity, or whatever of its Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey, was pulled into the Franco-Russian Alliance. The war was started by Russia’s mobilization. The German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, was blamed for the war despite the fact that he did everything possible to avoid it.

Barnes’ book was published in 1926. His reward for confronting the corrupt court historians with the truth was to be accused of being paid by Germany to write his history. Eighty-six years later historian Christopher Clark in his book, The Sleepwalkers, comes to essentially the same conclusion as Barnes.

In the history I was taught the war was blamed on Germany for challenging British naval supremacy by building too many battleships. The court historians who gave us this tale helped to set up World War 2.

We are again on the road to World War. One hundred years ago the creation of a world war by a few had to be done under the cover of deception. Germany had to be caught off guard. The British had to be manipulated and, of course, people in all the countries involved had to be propagandized and brainwashed.

Today the drive to war is blatantly obvious. The lies are obvious, and the entire West is participating, both media and governments.

The American puppet, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, openly lied on Canadian TV that Russian President Putin had invaded Crimea, threatened Ukraine, and was restarting the Cold War. The host of the TV program sat and nodded his head in agreement with these bald-faced lies.http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Stephen+Harper+accuses+Vladimir+Putin+being+stuck+back+USSR/9663692/story.html

The script that Washington handed to its Canadian puppet has been handed to all of Washington’s puppets, and everywhere in the West the message is the same. “Putin invaded and annexed Crimea, Putin is determined to rebuild the Soviet Empire, Putin must be stopped.”

I hear from many Canadians who are outraged that their elected government represents Washington and not Canadians, but as bad as Harper is, Obama and Fox “News” are worse.

On March 26 I managed to catch a bit of Fox “news.” Murdoch’s propaganda organ was reporting that Putin was restoring the Soviet era practice of exercise. Fox “news” made this report into a threatening and dangerous gesture toward the West. Fox produced an “expert,” whose name I caught as Eric Steckelbeck or something like that. The “expert” declared that Putin was creating “the Hitler youth,” with a view toward rebuilding the Soviet empire.

The extraordinary transparent lie that Russia sent an army into Ukraine and annexed Crimea is now accepted as fact everywhere in the West, even among critics of US policy toward Russia.

Obama, whose government overthrew the democratically elected government in Ukraine and appointed a stooge government that has threatened the Russian provinces of Ukraine, falsely accuses Putin of “invading and annexing” Crimea.

Obama, or his handlers and programers, are relying on the total historical ignorance of Western peoples. The ignorance and gullibility of Western peoples allows the American neoconservatives to fashion “news” that controls their minds.

Obama recently declared that Washington’s destruction of Iraq–up to one million killed, four million displaced, infrastructure in ruins, sectarian violence exploding, a country in total ruins–is nowhere near as bad as Russia’s acceptance of Crimean self-determination. US Secretary of State John Kerry actually ordered Putin to prevent the referendum and stop Crimeans from exercising self-determination.

Obama’s speech on March 26 at the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels is surreal. It is beyond hypocrisy. Obama says that Western ideals are challenged by self-determination in Crimea. Russia, Obama says, must be punished by the West for permitting Crimeans to exercise self-determination. The return of a Russian province on its own volition to its mother country where it existed for 200 years is presented by Obama as a dictatorial, anti-democratic act of tyranny. http://on.rt.com/sbzj4o

Here was Obama, whose government has just overthrown the elected, democratic government of Ukraine and substituted stooges chosen by Washington in the place of the elected government, speaking of the hallowed ideal that “people in nations can make their own decisions about their future.” That is exactly what Crimea did, and that is exactly what the US coup in Kiev contravened. In the twisted mind of Obama, self-determination consists of governments imposed by Washington.

Here was Obama, who has shredded the US Constitution, speaking of “individual rights and rule of law.” Where is this rule of law? It is certainly not in Kiev where an elected government was overthrown with force. It is certainly not in the United States where the executive branch has spent the entirety of the new 21st century establishing government above the law. Habeas corpus, due process, the right to open trials and determination of guilt by independent jurors prior to imprisonment and execution, the right to privacy have all been overturned by the Bush/Obama regimes. Torture is against US and international law; yet Washington set up torture prisons all over the globe.

How is it possible that the representative of the war criminal US government can stand before an European audience and speak of “rule of law,” “individual rights,” “human dignity,” “self-determination,” “freedom,” without the audience breaking out in laughter?

Washington is the government that invaded and destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq on the basis of lies. Washington is the government that financed and organized the overthrow of the Libyan and Honduran governments and that is currently attempting to do the same thing to Syria and Venezuela. Washington is the government that attacks with drones and bombs populations in the sovereign countries of Pakistan and Yemen. Washington is the government that has troops all over Africa. Washington is the government that has surrounded Russia, China, and Iran with military bases. It is this warmongering collection of Washington war criminals that now asserts that it is standing up for international ideals against Russia.

No one applauded Obama’s nonsensical speech. But for Europe to accept such blatant lies from a liar without protest empowers the momentum toward war that Washington is pushing.

Obama demands more NATO troops to be stationed in Eastern Europe to “contain Russia.”http://news.antiwar.com/2014/03/26/obama-wants-more-nato-troops-in-eastern-europe/ Obama said that a buildup of military forces on Russia’s borders would reassure Poland and the Baltic states that, as NATO members, they will be protected from Russian aggression. This nonsense is voiced by Obama despite the fact that no one expects Russia to invade Poland or the Baltic countries.

Obama doesn’t say what effect the US/NATO military buildup and numerous war games on Russia’s border will have on Russia. Will the Russian government conclude that Russia is about to be attacked and strike first? The reckless carelessness of Obama is the way wars start.

Declaring that “freedom isn’t free,” Obama is putting pressure on Western Europe to pony up more money for a military buildup to confront Russia. http://news.antiwar.com/2014/03/26/us-presses-eu-nations-to-hike-military-spending-to-confront-russia/

The position of the government in Washington and its puppet states (Eastern and Western Europe, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Georgia, Japan) and other allies purchased with bagfuls of money is that Washington’s violation of international law by torturing people, by invading sovereign countries on totally false pretenses, by routinely overthrowing democratically elected governments that do not toe the Washington line is nothing but the “indispensable and exceptional country” bringing “freedom and democracy to the world.” But Russia’s acceptance of the self-determination of Crimean people to return to their home country is “a violation of international law.”

Just what international law has Washington and its puppets not violated?

Obama, whose government in the past few years has bullied Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Iran, Honduras, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela and is now trying to bully Russia, actually declared that “bigger nations can not simply bully smaller ones.” What does Obama and his speech writers think Washington has been doing for the entirety of the 21st century?

Who can possibly believe that Obama, whose government is responsible for the deaths of people every day in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Syria, cares a whit about democracy in Ukraine. Obama overthrew the Ukrainian government in order to be able to stuff the country into NATO, throw Russia out of its Black Sea naval base, and put US missile bases in Ukraine on Russia’s border. Obama is angry that his plan didn’t pan out as intended, and he is taking his anger and frustration out on Russia.

As the delusion takes hold in Washington that the US represents idealism standing firmly against Russian aggression, delusion enabled by the presstitute media, the UN General Assembly vote, and Washington’s string of puppet states, self-righteousness rises in Washington’s breast.

With rising self-righteousness will come more demands for punishing Russia, more demonization of Russia and Putin, more lies echoed by the presstitutes and puppets. Ukrainian violence against Russian residents is likely to intensify with the anti-Russian propaganda. Putin could be forced to send in Russian troops to defend Russians.

Why are people so blind that they do not see Obama driving the world to its final war?

Just as Obama dresses up his aggression toward Russia as idealism resisting selfish territorial ambitions, the English, French, and Americans presented their World War 1 “victory” as the triumph of idealism over German and Austrian imperialism and territorial ambitions. But at the Versailles Conference the Bolsheviks (the Tsar’s government failed to gain the Straits and instead lost the country to Lenin) “revealed the existence of the notorious Secret Treaties embodying as sordid a program of territorial pilfering as can be found in the history of diplomacy. It appears that the chief actual motives of the Entente in the World War were the seizure of Constantinople and the Straits for Russia; not only the return of Alsace-Lorraine to France, but the securing of the west bank of the Rhine, which would have involved the seizure of territory historically far longer connected with Germany than Alsace-Lorraine had ever been with France; the rewarding of Italian entry into the War by extensive territory grabbed away from Austria and the Jugo-Slavs; and the sequestering of the German imperial possessions, the acquisition of the German merchant marine and the destruction of the German navy in the interest of increasing the strength of the British Empire” (Barnes, pp. 691-692). The American share of the loot was seized German and Austrian investments in the US.

The secret British, Russian, and French aims of the war were hidden from the public, which was whipped up with fabricated propaganda to support a war whose outcomes were far different from the intentions of those who caused the war. People seem unable to learn from history. We are now witnessing the world again being led down the garden path by lies and propaganda, this time in behalf of American world hegemony.

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/28/pushing-toward-final-war-paul-craig-roberts/

 

USA and Saudi Arabia are preparing a major deal against Russia and Iran

EDITOR’S CHOICE | 30.03.2014 | 02:00

Beginning on Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will turn the scale transaction. Whatever eluded official American representatives direct questions about the agenda of the talks the U.S. president with the Saudis, it is now clear that the focus will be on issues in Ukraine, Syria and joint steps in the “game for a fall” in energy prices. And from this the inevitable logical to conclude that this transaction will be directed against Russia and Iran.

Support Obama coup in Ukraine, had resulted in a serious defeat Western Washington dictates the urgent need for the urgent mobilization of all its allies to confront outlined axis Moscow – Tehran – Beijing. Moreover, in this confrontation Moscow today is not only to themselves but also on behalf of the Customs Union, which, contrary to the predictions of skeptics, is becoming more real. Events in the Crimea American establishment opened a new and unpleasant reality. Russia did not succumb to blackmail and pressure, and the West promises speedy punishment were a bluff, because of financial and political resources to rein back “high-handed Kremlin” in the United States and its NATO allies have not appeared.

Logical in this situation looks decision the White House rushed to restore relations with the strategic partners with whom lately frankly did not develop. And not because Riyadh and Washington had differences in strategic approaches to the different international issues. At the peak cooling when the parties exchanged accusations very strict, no one cent has been reduced military cooperation between the two countries, even for one day was not terminated cooperation of intelligence services in the secret war that the U.S. and the Kingdom waged against Iran and Syria. So “of lovers – is upset”, but today comes a time when even small differences should be set aside and stand united against their geopolitical rivals – Moscow and Tehran.

White House officials say hints that Obama carries in Riyadh a package of proposals to strengthen the strategic partnership, which is called the “New Perspectives”. What’s in it, in this package? To answer this question, you first need to understand what are the common threats to see for themselves the Washington and Riyadh.

Isolate Iran and to expel Russia from the Middle East

That’s right, without undue modesty called main strategic objective, which has set itself the U.S. and the Saudis. A time when Washington is not willing, but agreed to the participation of Russia in the Middle East process with an uncertain status for Moscow “co-sponsor of the peace settlement,” over and ended immediately after the referendum in the Crimea. Republicans and united with them “hawks” in the Democratic Party, fiercely criticized Obama for hesitancy in the Syrian issue, after Crimea finally lost the remnants of the adequacy and require any cost only one thing – revenge. Whack possible in three ways: defeat in Syria, after which all Levant goes under the US-Saudi control. Support the “young democracy” in Kiev, whose leadership for financial assistance to enable to stay in power, making Ukraine outpost anti-Russian activities in Eastern Europe. Play “at lower prices,” energy, which would be a serious blow to Russia’s budget and achieve a significant reduction in consumption West Russian oil and gas.

None of these areas without Obama Riyadh can not do, and he will be forced out of the skin to get out, to get the consent of the Saudis to support its efforts in Ukraine and to take part in the “game for a fall.” Washington has no official announcement and hype went as far as possible to meet the hegemonic aspirations of Saudi Arabia. The system of “proxy wars” when Washington strategic partners have complete “free hand” in exchange for a decision in the interests of U.S. regional objectives, flourished under Obama lush color, and Riyadh has received so much “power of attorney” as has neither one of other U.S. allies. It Riyadh entitled building a special relationship with Egypt after the overthrow of the government Mursi. The excesses of the dynasty in Bahrain and in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia against Shia West completely closed his eyes. No objections have not heard a word about the Saudis started by the operation of “taming” of Qatar and the defeat of “Muslim brothers.” Trust Washington stretched so far that the White House has admitted Riyadh to the most scrupulous and painful issue for themselves – the Israeli-Palestinian settlement, “instructing” the Saudis work with Jordan, which has a special role in the new scheme, the Palestinian cause.

Overthrow Assad and “take Tehran on a leash”

But Riyadh all this is not enough, he wants more – namely, defeating al-Assad. All that the Saudis offer U.S. – from PersoPRO, programs and re-hegemony in the Islamic world from the Maghreb to Pakistan – they, the Saudis, love. But there is no answer to the main question: “How to stop the growing influence of Iran and Shiite” Awakening “in the world?” Without an answer to this question all the U.S. proposal, all the assurances of friendship and close cooperation are irrelevant, because without solving this issue dynasty is doomed. And not just doomed to loss of power. So in the East does not happen. It is doomed to extermination, and the first hit is “neighbors”, the other contenders for leadership from Qatari Emir Hamad bin Tamim to the Muslim Brotherhood and various Wahhabi sheikhs.

To avoid this, the dynasty must still prove their worth to the rest of the Muslim world. Simply put – it needs a victorious war, and Syria is the solution for this as well as possible. Damascus will be taking to Riyadh thus a valuable prize, which will strengthen its position as a leader among the Arab states, and allow unhindered further implement regional projects – from creation of a Jordanian-Palestinian federation until the formation of anti-Shia league from the Arabian Peninsula to Pakistan.

Damascus, which is often overlooked, the prize is not only political, but primarily – economic. Having a unique geographical position, Syria can play a key role in supplying oil and gas to Europe. Agreement on construction of gas pipeline Iran – Iraq – Syria was signed by the parties in July 2012 The fact that Syria has become a major obstacle to the pipeline project from Qatar’s North Field to Europe, which would allow another player to strike Qatar by Gazprom, and hence by a sharp increase in Russian gas supplies cheap Qatari gas to Europe. Damascus for various reasons did not consent to lay a gas pipeline from Qatar through its territory to Turkey and the Mediterranean coast for onward transit to Europe. While Bashar al-Assad in power, it is impossible gas pipeline on the Syrian Mediterranean coast of Qatar.Naturally, the only reasons for this was quite enough to keep the Doha aggression against Damascus, and do everything possible to overthrow Assad. Qatar’s aggressive stance in the fight for gas markets has found full understanding in the United States, also seeking to remain “the Comptroller” energy prices.

That Gazprom in such hands, completely lose foreign markets is obvious. And after the problems start problems Gazprom Russian budget to pay for the full years of inactivity in the waiver of the “oil and gas needle.”

Experts in the field of energy back in 2009 – 2010 years have calculated that if the authorities in Syria to come instead of Sunni Alawite regime of Bashar Assad, the gas pipeline Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Jordan – Syria – Turkey will be built immediately, which entails a huge financial and political risks for Russia, with Qatari gas which can not compete due to extremely low cost of the latter.

In an effort to Qatar “get ahead” of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, to enter into a pact with antiasadovskogo most notorious and frostbitten from Islamic radicals present understandable disappointment Doha indecisive, in her opinion, the actions of Washington and Riyadh in the “final solution of the Syrian issue.” In this circumstance the same reason that dynasty Saudis seriously concerned Qatar as driven by the loss of planned revenues lost faith in the leadership qualities of the royal dynasty young emir can go on any action to overthrow the Saudis. Qatar attempt to establish a dialogue with Iran – of the same order of Doha desire to act independently, with no illusions that Riyadh will do something for the rest of their partners in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. This position of Qatar, which is far from alone in his dissatisfaction with the Saudis, another reason for the royal family to strive for victory over Damascus and Washington require any cost even go the last line in support of Syrian rebels.

The case for small – for U.S. approval for other kinds of assistance to Syrian rebels, in particular the delivery of heavy weapons and anti-aircraft missiles that would negate the superiority of the Syrian government forces in firepower and air superiority, that is, change the military balance in favor of “the armed opposition.” Well, then – all rolled scheme, which has repeatedly been worked on all kinds of meetings: the creation of a no-fly zone near the Turkish or Jordanian border, turning this area into a stronghold of militants, “injection” of weapons and there – a march on Damascus.

With the fall of Syria, Iran will be forced to move to strategic defense, and that Riyadh is quite satisfied, as reasons for tightening the noose around Tehran in the “international community” there is always more than enough. For possession of such a prize Riyadh is willing to pay “on demand”. Fifteen billion, much-needed support for Obama “young Ukrainian diplomacy”? Temporary financial costs of participation in the war on falling prices? Riyadh “discourage” the money later, using insulated Tehran and Russia.

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The American establishment is literally Obama pokes his nose in obvious and practically insists: “The West needs to find a way to hurt Putin, while not harming yourself. And there is. Have to convince Saudi Arabia to do in the West all the dirty work.Such a precedent. Angered by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the Saudis discovered oil valves, resulting in the mid-1980s to the fall in world oil prices to $ 20 per barrel (in current prices). Today quite a lot smaller reduction – from the current $ 107 per barrel to around $ 90 incomplete – and Russia will suffer a huge financial and economic damage. The U.S. president has all the chances to turn his trip to the Kingdom in one of the biggest success stories of American diplomacy in the Middle East after a series of failures, to take revenge for the Crimea. Blood, which inevitably spilled as a result of this transaction, write off the “costs of establishing democracy.” And it’s all familiar, as it’s not the first time…

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