Date: Fri May 29 2009 - 18:56:16 EDT
Who will Stand Up To America and Israel?
"No countries on earth rival the US and Israel for barbaric murderous
By Paul Craig Roberts
Global Research, May 29, 2009
"Obama Calls on World to ‘Stand Up To’ North Korea" read the headline.
The United States, Obama said, was determined to protect "the peace and
security of the world."
Shades of doublespeak, doublethink, 1984.
North Korea is a small place. China alone could snuff it out in a few
minutes. Yet, the president of the US thinks that nothing less than the
entire world is a match for North Korea.
We are witnessing the Washington gangsters construct yet another threat
like Slobodan Milosevic, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, John Walker
Lindh, Hamdi, Padilla, Sami Al-Arian, Hamas, Mahkmoud Ahmadinejad, and the
hapless detainees demonized by the US Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld as "the
700 most dangerous terrorists on the face of the earth," who were tortured
for six years at Gitmo only to be quietly released. Just another mistake,
The military/security complex that rules America, together with the Israel
Lobby and the financial banksters, needs a long list of dangerous enemies
to keep the taxpayers’ money flowing into its coffers.
The Homeland Security lobby is dependent on endless threats to convince
Americans that they must forego civil liberty in order to be safe and
The real question is who is going to stand up to the American and Israeli
Who is going to protect Americans’ and Israelis’ civil liberties,
especially those of Israeli dissenters and Israel’s Arab citizens?
Who is going to protect Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghans, Lebanese, Iranians,
and Syrians from Americans and Israelis?
Not Obama, and not the right-wing brownshirts that today rule Israel.
Obama’s notion that it takes the entire world to stand up to N. Korea is
mind-boggling, but this mind-boggling idea pales in comparison to Obama’s
guarantee that America will protect "the peace and security of the world."
Is this the same America that bombed Serbia, including Chinese diplomatic
offices and civilian passenger trains, and pried Kosovo loose from Serbia
and gave it to a gang of Muslin drug lords, lending them NATO troops to
protect their operation?
Is this the same America that is responsible for approximately one million
dead Iraqis, leaving orphans and widows everywhere and making refugees out
of one-firth of the Iraqi population?
Is this the same America that blocked the rest of the world from condemning
Israel for its murderous attack on Lebanese civilians in 2006 and on Gazans
most recently, the same America that has covered up for Israel’s theft of
Palestine over the past 60 years, a theft that has produced four million
Palestinian refugees driven by Israeli violence and terror from their homes
Is this the same America that is conducting military exercises in former
constituent parts of Russia and ringing Russia with missile bases?
Is this the same America that has bombed Afghanistan into rubble with
massive civilian casualties?
Is this the same America that has started a horrific new war in Pakistan, a
war that in its first few days has produced one million refugees?
"The peace and security of the world"? Whose world?
On his return from his consultation with Obama in Washington, the
brownshirted Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that it was
Israel’s responsibility to "eliminate" the "nuclear threat" from Iran.
What nuclear threat? The US intelligence agencies are unanimous in their
conclusion that Iran has had no nuclear weapons program since 2003. The
inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency report that there is
no sign of a nuclear weapons program in Iran.
Who is Iran bombing? How many refugees is Iran sending fleeing for their
Who is North Korea bombing?
The two great murderous, refugee-producing countries are the US and Israel.
Between them, they have murdered and dislocated millions of people who were
a threat to no one.
No countries on earth rival the US and Israel for barbaric murderous
But Obama gives assurances that the US will protect "the peace and security
of the world." And the brownshirt Netanyahu assures the world that Israel
will save it from the "Iranian threat."
Where is the media?
Why aren’t people laughing their heads off?
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President
Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.
He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon
Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown
University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford
University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
Mitterrand. He is the author of Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider's
Account of Policymaking in Washington; Alienation and the Soviet Economy
and Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the co-author with Lawrence
M. Stratton of The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice. Click
here for Peter Brimelow’s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about
the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.