Bush admin. disconnected from reality
Sat, 16 Aug 2008 14:00:05 GMT
By Afshin Rattansi, Press TV, Tehran
Paul Craig Roberts
The following is Press TV's exclusive full-length interview with former US treasury official Paul Craig Roberts.
Press TV: Paul Craig Roberts, you served with the US government. Tell us a little bit about the National Endowment for Democracy. Because I understand that, you believe they had a lot to do with the relations between these two former Soviet states and the United States.
Roberts: The National Endowment for Democracy is a neoconservative organization funded by the United States government and its purpose is to buy and rig elections in the former constituent parts of the Soviet empire.
It is the tool of the neoconservatives for establishing American puppet states in Eastern Europe, in the Caucuses, and of course, its money and election rigging was instrumental in what they call 'the Rose Revolution' in Georgia.
And of course they interfere in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The neoconservatives who have controlled the Bush regime in Washington their plan is to bring Russia along with the entire Middle East and Iran under American hegemony so that whatever happens in the world is dictated from Washington.
And so these puppet states such as Georgia are part of the surrounding of Russia with American military bases and American missile systems such as the one they are going to put up in Poland. They hope the Czech Republic and Kosovo.
So this is all part of the expanding American empire, the neoconservatives say the American empire is much more powerful than the Roman one. So the American's have the power to dominate the entire world. That is what this is about.
The assault on South Ossetia by the American and the Israeli trained Georgian army, both trained and equipped by the Americans and the Israelis the purpose of that assault was to ethnically cleanse that province of Russians.
So that their would be an end to the separation movement the separatists would simply be driven out or killed. That was the main purpose of this whole exercise.
Press TV: What cards has the Bush administration got left to play with? You said every state in the world is tired of war and perhaps the United States is not. However, with the Bush administration facing economic problems at home, do you really think the Bush administration thinks it can outplay Russia in the Caucuses?
Roberts: Yes, the neoconservatives are insane. They certainly think they can outplay Russia and they certainly think they can outplay Iran. They have two more navel armadas steaming there.
People in the world need to understand that the regime in Washington is the most dangerous regime that has ever existed, it is capable of anything. Here we have a regime who has invaded two countries, a regime that has been bullying Iran and the President of the United States announcing that bullying and using intimidation are not acceptable ways to conduct foreign policy in the 21st century.
What has he been doing all these years? We had Condi Rice say the same stupid things and John McCain the Republican nominee for president say that in the 21st century nations do not invade other nations.
Well the United States has just invaded two nations and has oppressed them for six years and they talk this way. This has got to be insanity, this is disconnected from all reality. What they mean is that no one but the United States can invade other nations.
Condi and Dimson couldn't cut short their vacations for Katrina
but they are sure Johnny on the spot for Georgia.
Anyone else notice that they were able to get aid to Gori faster then they did to New Orleans?
Aid faster to gori than new orleans
The money follows the oil, when the oil is gone, they'll be as shit out of luck in
georgia as they already are in louisiana. When the sea level rises, the poor in
florida georgia and all those other places will be high and dry. But geez, if the
russians invade georgia, what's next, south carolina?
If the south carolinan people wanted protection from a ruthless federal government
that enslaves them, would the russians invade there too. South ossetia is north of
savana, but wasnt it along the line of sherman's march to the sea? Aid flies to the
oil, every time, starve the poor for a few months and they won't be around to complain
Excellent stuff Looks like a notable website too.
I did not say anything about the Republicans, I said the neoconservatives. They controlled the Clinton administration too. That is why you had all those bombings of Serbia.
There are two types of people in the world- those that divide things into groups and those that do not. I think this statement tells us that the division between Republican and Democrat is not as important as the division between war mongers and and peace makers. Obama is CFR, MIC, and full of shit just like the rest of the political mouthpieces with television air time.
It makes me wonder why McKinney does not give the Peace Speech and say the Green Party calls for an end to all things warred upon- The Green Party is the Peace Party. The War on Drugs will become prevent and help addictions. The war on cancer will get a television show on PBS that comes on nightly and it will be called "Speaking of Cancer." It will have different moderators every night and every quarter America will vote out the one they want gone.
This interview has a lot of big statements and it is a bad thing that people have not learned to listen to Paul Craig Roberts, for he has dwelled on this misadministration like no other, and spoken out with every twist of words he could best arrange to explain our core problems. In this we see the maturity of his expressions and the bigness of his conclusions. This is way too true for television and Roberts is so good that the pundits cannot attack him, because to attack him is to give him a stage and notice.
I don't see how you can get more informational density than this- totally excellent.
PCR is very imformative and excellent on many different issues
It is incredible to me that he does not have a greater following in the progressive forums. He is also pretty courageous given his background.
I also am very impressed with that website. It is one of my favorites, but you can also read PCR weekly at counterpunch.
peace my friend. :)
Russia Today interview with PCR....