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I found and cut this card and sat their amazed at how awesome it is -  

 

 

Hegemony inevitably will cause a Russia/China alliance to unite in a conflict against the US – causes nuclear extinction – their ev is propaganda for hegemony.

Roberts 14 (Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, Ph.D. in Economics from UVA, former occupant of the William E.Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 5/26/14, “US hegemonic drive makes war with Russia/China inevitable,†http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/26/364229/why-war-is-inevitable/, Keerthi, Acc 6/4/14)

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.â€Â¶ 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 posing the greatest threat. In fact, both are proud to be recognized as the greatest threats. The foreign policy of both 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.â€Â¶ 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 elements 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. They are led to believe that Islam, a religion, is a militarist doctrine that calls for the overthrow of Western civilization, as if anything remains of Western civilization.¶ Many believe this propaganda. The US has departed Iraq, but the carnage today is as high as or higher than during the US invasion and occupation. The daily death tolls from the conflict are extraordinary.¶ 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.

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PressTV? The Iranian state sponsored news source? Totally legit. ;)

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Ummm..."with Washington’s overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine"

 

"the Postal Service and Social Security Administration ordered billions of rounds of ammunition and even submachine guns?"

 

"a hoax used to scare the sheeple into abandoning their civil liberties"

 

I'm detecting a few issues and more than a bit of bias...

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@SnarkosaurusRex, not sure why you're looking for a non-biased view in the "Viewpoints" section of this news source? If you are, I think you may need to go to this link, it might help explain.

 

"the Postal Service and Social Security Administration ordered billions of rounds of ammunition and even submachine guns?"

From what little factchecking I've done, this fact seems to be true.

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@SnarkosaurusRex, not sure why you're looking for a non-biased view in the "Viewpoints" section of this news source? If you are, I think you may need to go to this link, it might help explain.

 

 

From what little factchecking I've done, this fact seems to be true.

No need to be acting conceited. I'm well aware of what an opinion piece is, but there comes a point where something is so slanted that it casts doubt on the piece itself. For instance, that's why many dismiss Rush Limbaugh as a source of information.

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No need to be acting conceited. I'm well aware of what an opinion piece is, but there comes a point where something is so slanted that it casts doubt on the piece itself. For instance, that's why many dismiss Rush Limbaugh as a source of information.

Sorry, guess I got a little too caught up in making my response worthy of your username.

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Just to be clear, Paul Craig Roberts is by no means a legitimate heg impact author. He's a conspiratorial crackpot.

 

There are way better (even more recent) heg impact turns for you to read that do not involve a guy who writes for Lew Rockwell.

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