• Wolf Blitzer, U.S. Ministry of Propaganda leading charge for war with Russia.
By Paul Craig Roberts —
President George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor Condi Rice warned Americans that Saddam Hussein’s (non- existent) weapons of mass destruction could result in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city. No such threat existed. But today a very real threat exists over all American cities, and the national security advisor does not notice. The threat issues from Washington and arises from the demonization of Russia and its leadership.
Wolf Blitzer* on CNN on March 13 used the cover of a news program to broadcast a propaganda performance straight out of George Orwell’s 1984. The orchestration presented Russia as a massive, aggressive military threat. The screen was filled with missiles firing and an assortment of American General Strangeloves urging provocative measures to be deployed against the Russian threat. Blitzer’s program is part of the orchestrated propaganda campaign whose purpose is to prepare Americans for conflict with Russia.
It was such irresponsible propaganda and so many blatant lies for a media organization to sponsor that it was obvious that CNN and Wolf Blitzer had no fear of being called on the carpet for spreading war fever. The so-called “mainstream media” has been transformed into a Ministry of Propaganda.
Similar propaganda is being spread in the United Kingdom where Defense Minister Michael Fallon declared Russia to be a “real and present danger” to Europe. U.S. troops and tanks are being rushed to the Baltics on the pretext that Russia is going to attack.
That such blatant lies can issue from high government officials without a shred of evidence and without shame should scare you to death. We are witnessing the total disrespect for truth and human life by high government officials and the media.
The propaganda is driving the world toward war. The propaganda has destroyed the trust between nuclear powers and has resurrected the threat of nuclear Armageddon. The Russian government sees that Washington and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) vassals are conjuring a nonexistent Russian threat. Clearly this conjured threat has a purpose that intends Russia harm.
Washington’s propaganda spread by the presstitutes is possibly the most irresponsible act in human history. President Ronald Reagan and Russian Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded in removing the threat of nuclear war, and the crazed neoconservatives and their media prostitutes have brought it back.
Washington’s propaganda attack on Russia and Vladimir Putin is like Washington’s attack on Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden, Iraq and Saddam Hussein, Libya and Qadaffi. Does this mean that Washington intends to attack Russia in a preemptive nuclear strike?
If so, it means the end of the world. Clearly, the threat to the United States and the entire world resides in Washington and not in Moscow. The threat is the crazed neoconservative ideology of U.S. world hegemony supported by the unbridled greed of the American military-industrial complex to control the resources of the world
Putin understands the seriousness of the situation and is working hard to diffuse it, but Washington has made it impossible to diffuse. Washington’s price is that Putin must hand over Crimea and the Russian Black Sea naval base, abandon the Russian populations in southern and eastern Ukraine and accept NATO military bases in Ukraine. Washington’s demand is a demand for Russia’s pre-emptive surrender.
In the CNN propaganda show, Blitzer failed to report that German intelligence challenges Washington’s claims about Russia and that the French and German governments have finally realized that Washington is insane and are working desperately to stop Washington’s drive toward war.
Washington and its UK puppet have spent the entirety of the last 70 years creating death and destruction. [It started with the U.S. destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and the firebombing of Hamburg and Dresden at the end of WWII.—Ed.] Seven countries have been invaded, bombed or droned in order “to spread democracy.” Iraq is destroyed, as is Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia. Syria nearly so, and Pakistan and Yemen are politically and socially destabilized by incessant U.S. air attacks. The democratically elected governments of Honduras and Ukraine have been overthrown by U.S. coups. Venezuela is next in line, with Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil waiting their turn.
Washington has given the world decade after decade of brutal and inhumane war. Isn’t this enough evil? Does D.C. have to give us more?
Washington and the presstitutes have lost their humanity. They have become agents of evil. If mushroom clouds appear, the responsibility will lie with Blitzer, CNN and the presstitutes that beat the drums of war.
* Wolf Isaac Blitzer was born in Augsburg, Germany. Fluent in Hebrew, his parents were Jewish refugees from Poland and “Holocaust” survivors.
Paul Craig Roberts was assistant secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of The Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for BusinessWeek, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.