Is Washington Getting Ready to Nuke Russia?

By Paul Craig Roberts —

I wish I had only good news to bring to readers, or even one item of good news. Alas, goodness has ceased to be a feature of United States policy and simply cannot be found in any words or deeds emanating from Washington or the capitals of its European vassal states. The Western World has succumbed to evil.

In an article published by Op-Ed News, Eric Zuesse supports my reports of indications that Washington is preparing for a nuclear first strike against Russia.

U.S. war doctrine has been changed. U.S. nuclear weapons are no longer restricted to a retaliatory force, but have been elevated to the role of preemptive nuclear attack. Washington pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia and is developing and deploying an ABM shield. Washington is demonizing Russia and Russia’s President with shameless lies and propaganda, thus preparing the populations of the U.S. and its client states for war with Russia.

Washington has been convinced by neoconservatives that Russian strategic nuclear forces are in run down and unprepared condition and are sitting ducks for attack. This false belief is based on out-of-date information, a decade old, such as the argument presented in The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy” by Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press in the April 2006 issue of Foreign Affairs, a publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization of American elites.

Regardless of the condition of Russian nuclear forces, the success of Washington’s first strike and degree of protection provided by Washington’s ABM shield against retaliation, the article I posted by Steven Starr, The Lethality of Nuclear Weapons,” makes clear that nuclear war has no winners. Everyone dies.

In an article published in the December 2008 issue of Physics Today, three atmospheric scientists point out that even the substantial reduction in nuclear arsenals that the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty hoped to achieve, from 70,000 warheads in 1986 to 1,700-2,200 warheads by the end of 2012, did not reduce the threat that nuclear war presents to life on earth. The authors conclude that in addition to the direct blast effects of hundreds of millions of human fatalities, “the indirect effects would likely eliminate the majority of the human population.” The stratospheric smoke from firestorms would cause nuclear winter and agricultural collapse. Those who did not perish from blast and radiation would starve to death. Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev understood this. Unfortunately, no successor U.S. government has. As far as Washington is concerned, death is what happens to others, not to “the exceptional people.” (The SORT agreement apparently failed. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the nine nuclear-armed states still possess a total of 16,300 nuclear weapons.)

It is a fact that Washington has policymakers who think, incorrectly, that nuclear war is winnable and who regard nuclear war as a means of preventing the rise of Russia and China as checks on Washington’s hegemony over the world. The U.S. government, regardless of party in office, is a massive threat to life on earth. European governments, which think of themselves as civilized, are not, because they enable Washington’s pursuit of hegemony. It is this pursuit that threatens life with extinction. The ideology that grants “exceptional, indispensable America” supremacy is an enormous threat to the world.

The destruction of seven countries in whole or in part by the West in the 21st century, with the support of “Western civilization” and the Western media, comprises powerful evidence that the leadership of the Western world is devoid of moral conscience and human compassion. Now that Washington is armed with its false doctrine of “nuclear primacy,” the outlook for humanity is very bleak.

Washington has begun the run up to the Third World War, and Europeans seem to be on board. As recently as November 2012 NATO Secretary General Rasmussen said that NATO does not regard Russia as an enemy. Now that the White House Fool and his European vassals have convinced Russia that the West is an enemy, Rasmussen declared that “we must adapt to the fact that Russia now considers us its adversary” by beefing up Ukraine’s military along with those of Eastern and Central Europe.

Last month Alexander Vershbow, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, currently NATO Deputy Secretary General, declared Russia to be the enemy and said that the American and European taxpayers need to fork over for the military modernization “not just of Ukraine, but also Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan.”

It is possible to see these calls for more military spending as just the normal functioning of agents for the U.S. military/security complex. Having lost “the war on terror” in Iraq and Afghanistan, Washington needs a replacement and has set about resurrecting the Cold War.

This is probably how the armaments industry, its shills, and part of Washington sees it. But the neoconservatives are more ambitious. They are not pursuing merely more profits for the military/security complex. Their goal is Washington’s hegemony over the world, which means reckless actions such as the strategic threat that the Obama regime, with the complicity of its European vassals, has brought to Russia in Ukraine.

Since last autumn the U.S. government has been lying through its teeth about Ukraine, blaming Russia for the consequences of Washington’s actions, and demonizing Putin exactly as Washington demonized Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Assad, the Taliban, and Iran. The presstitute media and the European capitals have seconded the lies and propaganda and repeat them endlessly. Consequently, the U.S. public’s attitude toward Russia moved sharply negative.


How do you think Russia and China see this? Russia has witnessed NATO brought to its borders, a violation of the Reagan-Gorbachev understandings. Russia has witnessed the U.S. pull out of the ABM treaty and develop a “star wars” shield. (Whether or not the shield would work is immaterial. The purpose of the shield is to convince the politicians and the public that Americans are safe.) Russia has witnessed Washington change the role of nuclear weapons in its war doctrine from deterrent to preemptive first strike. And now Russia listens to a daily stream of lies from the West and witnesses the slaughter by Washington’s vassal in Kiev of civilians in Russian Ukraine, branded “terrorists” by Washington, by such weapons as white phosphorus with not a peep of protest from the West.

Massive attacks by artillery and air strikes on homes and apartments in Russian Ukraine were conducted on the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, while Washington and its puppets condemned China for an event that did not happen. As we now know, there was no massacre in Tiananmen Square. It was just another Washington lie like Tonkin Gulf, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Iranian nukes, etc. It is an amazing fact that the world lives in a false reality created by Washington’s lies.

The movie, The Matrix, is a true depiction of life in the West. The population lives in a false reality created for them by their rulers. A handful of humans have escaped the false existence and are committed to bringing humans back to reality. They rescue Neo, “The One,” who they believe correctly to have the power to free humans from the false reality in which they live. Morpheus, the leader of the rebels, explains to Neo:

“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”

I experience this every time I write a column. Protests from those determined not to be unplugged arrive in emails and on those websites that expose their writers to slander by government trolls in comment sections. Don’t believe real reality, they insist, believe the false reality.

The Matrix even encompasses part of the Russian and Chinese population, especially those educated in the West and those susceptible to Western propaganda, but on the whole those populations know the difference between lies and truth. The problem for Washington is that the propaganda that prevails over the Western peoples does not prevail over the Russian and Chinese governments.

How do you think China reacts when Washington declares the South China Sea to be an area of U.S. national interests, allocates 60% of its vast fleet to the Pacific, and constructs new U.S. air and naval bases from the Philippines to Vietnam?

Suppose all Washington intends is to keep taxpayer funding alive for the military/security complex which launders some of the taxpayers’ money and returns it as political campaign contributions. Can Russia and China take the risk of viewing Washington’s words and deeds in this limited way?

So far the Russians, and only the Russians (and Chinese), have remained sensible. Lavrov, the Foreign Minister said: “At this stage, we want to give our partners a chance to calm down. We’ll see what happens next. If absolutely baseless accusations against Russia continue, it there are attempts to pressure us with economic leverage, then we may reevaluate the situation.”

If the White House Fool, Washington’s media whores and European vassals convince Russia that war is in the cards, war will be in the cards. As there is no prospect whatsoever of NATO being able to mount a conventional offensive threat against Russia anywhere near the size and power of the German invasion force in 1941 that met with destruction, the war will be nuclear, which will mean the end of all of us.

Keep that firmly in mind as Washington and its media whores continue to beat the drums for war. Keep in mind also that a long history proves beyond all doubt that everything Washington and the presstitute media tells you is a lie serving an undeclared agenda. You cannot rectify the situation by voting Democrat instead of Republican or by voting Republican instead of Democrat.

Thomas Jefferson told us his solution: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

There are few patriots in Washington but many tyrants.

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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.

15 Comments on Is Washington Getting Ready to Nuke Russia?

  1. Russia will get their azzez fried . They are not dealing with germans they got their azzes kick by the japanese you russians are dealing with a united people who conquered a continent in five hundred years what has russia done for that same period

  2. Look at that degenerate idiot like “Noah Bangs,” with all the bangs in his pumpkin head. He wants to be fried up, chicken sh*t, mutants and weirdo.
  3. RIGNA = Russia Is Gonna Nuke America.

    A decisive first strike. USS Donald Cook, Resolution HR 758, A. Dugin, S. Lunev, H. Gruver, General M. Carey and more, Akula, Pak-Da, research, read ’em and weep. It all adds up. Russia is gonna nuke America. RIGNA

  4. U-kraina means Pu*syland, since U or V is an ancient symbol for pu*sy. Kraina means land. U-kraina is Pu*syland to be screwed up by the Russians once again.
  5. I think we are all fools. Whether it is Putin or Obama playing games with nuclear weapons, all it takes is just ONE to go off, and it is game OVER!

    Neither the citizens of Russia or the United States wants this. Unfortunately, we elected these fools that are gambling with our lives and the lives of our children and our families. Get rid of these damn bombs and let us reconcile our differences like men and civilized nations, that we are supposed to be.

    God save this world, please.

  6. Only a degenerate mutant, known as an “American,” can write such an insulting article. Russia and her people are NOT afraid of such crossbred and chickenshit Americans. After all, the Russians will fry all of you, once you cowardly attack them!!!
  7. Poll after poll done around the world always says the same thing: America, Israel and Britain are the main threats to world peace. Americans believe al Qaeda and ISIS are. What does the rest of the world see that we don’t?

  8. If stealth bombers blow just one silo in Russia, the blast will travel to the rest of the silos, which will render the motherland a no-man’s land of radiation.

    Come on, America. I thought you were braver and smarter than this.

  9. Hold on there a second pilgrims.

    The U.S. put the Neo-Nazi and Right Sektor and Pravy Sektor up to overthrowing the elected president of Yanukovich during the Euromaidan riots during which there were snipers panicking the crowd. They installed Arseniy Yatsenyuk who set about terrorizing and “genociding” the E. Ukrainian population who didn’t want the new puppet government, since they were part of the original Russia during the Stalin years. Crimea was always part of Russian for 200 years and was the home of the Russian fleet. The E. Ukrainians were by definition the better fighters and found lots of leftover munitions and artillery pieces left stockpiled from the Afghanistan war, which they put to good use. They turned the tide on a poorly-trained and conscripted hastily assembled Ukrainian army which in many cases either fled back to Kiev or defected to the rebel side. It is unlikely that the eastern part of Ukraine will re-join the west. In addition, the west part is nearly bankrupt and failing rapidly. Kiev wants the east mainly because the area is mostly industrial and natural resources rich. I hope one can understand after what has been done to the Donbass region, (nearly complete destruction of all infrastructure and 100s of thousands of people displaced, thousands killed or their homes destroyed there will be no going back. All of this so the “Project For the New American Century” folks can set up shop with major military installations on Russia’s back porch, which of course, they will NOT allow.

  10. It is time to blast Russia and all of the scum Russian people off the face of the earth.

    Let’s do it now!

  11. Marck:

    The only imbecile is you.

    The USA is dominated by the Blue (Zionist) Lodge. It is split on the Northern branch of Illuminati and Southern branch of Skull & Bones. The first is a symbolical of male stargate (Belt of Orion, known also as Min or Tav, but also Sword and Hammer) and it is fishing for its members at Harvard University. The murderous Skull and Bones fishes at Yale University because the female stargate is located in Y-shaped Mesopotamia (Dark Rift) of Milky Way.

    Many Zionist-masonic judges in U.S. courts wear masonic rings with Y(yod). East is always RED and its RED Lodge is divided on Northern branch, Russia and its Southern branch, China. The Zionist U.S. has a One Party system of two colors: Red Republicans and Blue Demonrats. In the UK, the close ally, it is Red Labour and Blue Torry, One Party system.

    The masons fish for Illuminati members in Oxford and for Skull & Boners in Cambridge University. Hence, the only uneducated imbecile is you, Mr.Marck.

  12. Marck:

    I had lived that ‘American Dream’ and know well that 90% of you there are poorly educated and know very little about the outside (US) world.

    And you haven’t even noticed that OUR BIPOLAR WORLD HAD MOVED ALREADY: the old negative Soviet Union the masons moved to the EU—the next Gulag of captive nations. And the “old positive” USA had moved to China, the next WORLD LEADER and SUPERPOWER. The Precession is also reaching Russia and her Far east for now. In a few centuries it will reach Moscow, after Beijing’s ‘golden age’ will be over. The West is finished, in decay and downfall to the Dark Age. That’s the Tao-Path of Heavens with I’Ching-of changes on Earth.

    And you cannot do anything about that, except better educate yourself in this subject. Do you know that Ukraino means Harvest (of God) and Ukraina has Trident in its Great Seal? But it is Russia who has George the Dragon Slayer in its Great seal, and Russia will slay the wicked West after they attack Russia. East (the place of Rebirth and Resurrection, plus Sunrise) shall prevail over the Serpent/dragon West. That’s the Tao-Path of Heavens!!!

  13. I heard the word Zionist all the time, the majority of imbeciles using it don’t even know the meaning. Another favorite crap online is Illuminati, stop reading and repeating what you don’t know.

    The whole fuzz nowadays its energy, every country is try what it can to secure mining rights, the Ukraine war is about a gas pipeline, and a raising gas company called Bumira, which ex-president of Ukraine was on the board, now employs Hunt Biden, the son of USA vice president, there’s nothing to do with Israel, although the Syrian conflict looks like an uprising, it has to do with an Iranian pipeline agreement that conflicts with the Saudis interest, Iran would be able to sell its crude bypassing the Suez, reaching European markets as well. Forget about the ethnic suffering speech, the human rights bull and the crazy conspiracies, it’s just businesses, Russia is only involved on all this mess because Russia is the biggest world supplier of gas (energy) they also don’t give a crap about Russian speaking Ukrainians. They just want to make sure if someone in Europe is buying gas, they are buying from Russia.

  14. Well, I’m not fond of wars, however if we look closer at the China claims, we can clearly see that China wants the entire sea. The Chinese are claiming from China all the way to Philippines, thousands of nautical miles.

    Now in regards to Ukraine, Russia is funding, arming and invading Ukraine daily, so don’t you think it’s disingenuous to place the Russians and the Chinese as victims?

    The Syrian issue I believe it’s a gross misconception of Washington, because obviously Syria is better off with Assad than with a bunch of thugs of war AKA rebels. Assad’s government should be supported, or Syria will turn into an Algeria or Libya or Iraqi.

    I think Ukraine should keep Crimea, Russia and USA should back off, the Chinese should buy the new sea miles they want to invade, just like USA bought Alaska and Louisiana.

    About nukes, it’s about time someone uses it. The planet is getting overpopulated; something’s gotta give.

  15. The assigned Zionist-masonic roles are clear! USA in the West, dominated by the BLUE Zionists shall “judge the world as god” and start WW3, mainly attacking the RED Jews/Zionists of Russia and China. Russia has the Dragon Slayer in its national seal and shall slay the West! East is the place of NEW SUNRISE, REBIRTH and RESURRECTION. All Orthodox, Russian graves/cemeteries face East!!!

    What says the masonic Bible and its main “prophets” (observed cycles-no prophets) about East and West??? How are aligned the main Catholic basilicas and churches??? WW3 is imminent, caused by the Zionist fake “Jews” where the world shall be destroyed, and East shall prevail over the West, but both destroyed and the few who shall survive it will start new cycle, new civilization.

    Anyway, there will be shift of Galactic-Solar and Earth axis and global destruction. So the Talmudic (Talmud means DEATH) fake “Jew” will unleash before a nuclear holocaust and WW3.

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