“Nuclear War our Likely Future”: Russia and China won’t accept US Hegemony, Paul Craig Roberts

By RT
June 3, 2015
RT

 

25a0a-war-looms-for-obama-in-iran-syria-and-north-korea-img_The White House is determined to block the rise of the key nuclear-armed nations, Russia and China, neither of whom will join the “world’s acceptance of Washington’s hegemony,” says head of the Institute for Political Economy, Paul Craig Roberts.

The former US assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy, Dr Paul Craig Roberts, has written on his blog that Beijing is currently “confronted with the Pivot to Asia and the construction of new US naval and air bases to ensure Washington’s control of the South China Sea, now defined as an area of American National Interests.”

Roberts writes that Washington’s commitment to contain Russia is the reason “for the crisis that Washington has created in Ukraine and for its use as anti-Russian propaganda.”

The author of several books, “How America Was Lost” among the latest titles, says that US “aggression and blatant propaganda have convinced Russia and China that Washington intends war, and this realization has drawn the two countries into a strategic alliance.”

Dr Roberts believes that neither Russia, nor China will meanwhile accept the so-called“vassalage status accepted by the UK, Germany, France and the rest of Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia.” According to the political analyst, the “price of world peace is the world’s acceptance of Washington’s hegemony.”

“On the foreign policy front, the hubris and arrogance of America’s self-image as the ‘exceptional, indispensable’ country with hegemonic rights over other countries means that the world is primed for war,” Roberts writes.

He gives a gloomy political forecast in his column saying that “unless the dollar and with it US power collapses or Europe finds the courage to break with Washington and to pursue an independent foreign policy, saying good-bye to NATO, nuclear war is our likely future.”

Russia’s far-reaching May 9 Victory Day celebration was meanwhile a “historical turning point,” according to Roberts who says that while Western politicians chose to boycott the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, “the Chinese were there in their place,” China’s president sitting next to President Putin during the military parade on Red Square in Moscow.

A recent poll targeting over 3,000 people in France, Germany and the UK has recently revealed that as little as 13 percent of Europeans think the Soviet Army played the leading role in liberating Europe from Nazism during WW2. The majority of respondents – 43 percent – said the US Army played the main role in liberating Europe.

“Russian casualties compared to the combined casualties of the US, UK, and France make it completely clear that it was Russia that defeated Hitler,” Roberts points out, adding that “in the Orwellian West, the latest rewriting of history leaves out of the story the Red Army’s destruction of the Wehrmacht.”

The head of the presidential administration, Sergey Ivanov, told RT earlier this month that attempts to diminish the role played by Russia in defeating Nazi Germany through rewriting history by some Western countries are part of the ongoing campaign to isolate and alienate Russia.

Dr Roberts has also stated in his column that while the US president only mentioned US forces in his remarks on the 70th anniversary of the victory, President Putin in contrast“expressed gratitude to ‘the peoples of Great Britain, France and the United States of America for their contribution to the victory.’”

The political analyst notes that America along with its allies “do not hear when Russia says ‘don’t push us this hard, we are not your enemy. We want to be your partners.’”

While Moscow and Beijing have “finally realized that their choice is vassalage or war,” Washington “made the mistake that could be fateful for humanity,” according to Dr Roberts.

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7 thoughts on ““Nuclear War our Likely Future”: Russia and China won’t accept US Hegemony, Paul Craig Roberts

    1. newsfortherevolution Post author

      There are a lot of Americans that genuinely believe the US won WWII. Not that it’s their fault, that’s the history they are taught.

      But that’s the way it is with everything. Most of what we are told is a lie

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      1. migarium

        Okay, they haven’t been learnt. But in this age, so many sources they can search; why they aren’t searching? You did it; you do it always as far I can see. Why the others don’t do the same thing?

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      2. newsfortherevolution Post author

        haha…that’s a good question. Maybe we should blame our education system that destroys our love of learning. When I was younger, I did not do well in school, but I always loved to read and to learn. I was also lucky to grow up in a house filled with books.

        Most people never read another book once they leave school. They are consumed with the stress of their lives and have little time or energy to think about questioning what they have been taught.

        The other thing is that people become deeply invested in their beliefs and would feel threatened if they were suddenly forced to question those beliefs. It’s much easier to believe we are the “good” guys, and carry on with our lives without having to think critically about anything

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      3. migarium

        Then it comes out that conclusion: At the western world to study at home reveals better result more than school. Of course I believe every family is not like yours.
        In fact I can say the same thing for here. If I was an Earthling and I have a human child, I would not send the child to school. Questioning brain is not creating in schools on this planet, right;)

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      4. newsfortherevolution Post author

        More people are homeschooling their children. I know I would If I had kids. Schools here are not for learning, they are for programming and indoctrination. The goal is to turn children into obedient workers incapable of thinking for themselves

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      5. migarium

        Yes, that’s actually is same all over the planet. In some places is more, in some places is less. This is the only difference. School is not for learning on this planet. The schools exist because of to educate the elements of the capitalist system. There is no free thought, also I said, less in some places, there are some slight.

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