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How much war does Washington want?

Mar 27, 2014

Paul Craig Roberts is an economist who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration and is a co-founder of “Reaganomics.” He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal Business Week and Scripps Howard News Service.

His knowledge of economics, history, and world affairs are extensive, and here he writes about the American coup in Ukraine.


The purpose of the Washington financed and orchestrated coup in Kiev was to put Ukraine, with its artificial boundaries, into the EU and NATO and to evict Russia from its warm water port and ring Russia with US missile bases. Washington and its European puppets described this as “bringing democracy to Ukraine.”

Ukraine already had a democracy, a young one trying to put down roots, and Washington destroyed it. As Russian President Putin observed, overthrowing a brand new democracy destroys democracy. Washington’s coup established for Ukraine the precedent that force and propaganda rule, not democracy….

Washington’s opinion is that the exceptional and indispensable nation—the US—is above not only all other nations but also above law. What Washington does is legal. What anyone else does in opposition is illegal….

The government of China, having read Washington’s war plans for war against China and being fully aware of Washington’s “pivot to Asia,” in which the “indispensable nation” announced its “safe-guarding of peace” by surrounding China with naval and air bases, understands. 

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