As We Face Armageddon The Western World Is Leaderless

According to news reports, the validity of which cannot be ascertained by the general public, a crazed US government came within 10 minutes of igniting a general conflagration in the Middle East, the consequences of which could have been catastrophic for all.

The moronic warmongers in high office—Bolton, Pompeo, and Pence—and their Israel Lobby masters are determined, and they have not abandoned their campaign for war with Iran. Of course, the liars say that Iran will just accept its punishment for defending its territory and there will be no war. But this is not what Iran says. I believe Iran.

Some of the tiny percentage of people in the Western World who are still capable of thought regret that Trump called off the insane plan. They think the consequences would have been the destruction of the Saudi and Israeli governments—two of the most evil in history—and the cut-off of oil to the US and Europe, with the resulting depression causing the overthrow of the Western warmonger governments. They believe that catastrophic American defeat is the only way peace can be restored to the world.

In other words, it is not clear whether Trump calling off the attack saved us or doomed us. The Israel Lobby and their neoconservative agents have not been taught a lesson. Trump has not fired Bolton and Pompeo for almost igniting a conflagration, and he has not dressed down his moronic vice president. So, it can all happen again.

And likely will. The lesson that Bolton and Israel have learned is that the fake news about an Iranian attack on a Japanese freighter, denied by the Japanese, was not sufficient to lock Trump into “saving face” by attacking Iran. So be prepared for a larger orchestrated provocation. Bolton and Israel know that the Western presstitutes will lie for them. Watch for a provocation that allows Trump no alternative to an attack.

Washington’s use of fake news and false flag attacks to launch military attacks goes back a long way. In the 21st century we have had a concentrated dose—Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Iranian nukes, Russian invasions, Maduro starving his own people, the endless lies about Gaddafi. Yes, I know there are more. I am writing an article, not an encyclopedia.

Washington has grown accustomed to attacking countries on false pretenses and getting away with it. Therefore, there is nothing to discourage the Israel Lobby and its Washington puppets from continuing to set-up Iran for an attack. Success breeds incaution. The attack on Iraq was stage-managed by a credible US Secretary of State before the UN. The attack on Libya was stage-managed by a UN resolution that a deceived Russia and China failed to block. In situations such as these, Washington arranged a green light for its war crimes. However, Washington has failed to stage-manage a green light for an attack on Iran. Moreover, Iran is a more powerful military force than Iraq and Libya, and the extent of the depth of Russian and Chinese support for Iran is unknown to Washington.

If Israel succeeds in having its Washington puppet attack Iran, Israel and its neoconservative agents will not welcome failure of their objective. They will fight against failure with more dangerous moves. I can easily imagine the fanatics having Trump “save face” by destroying the world and issuing some kind of ultimatums to Russia and China or resorting to the use of nuclear weapons against Iran.

The insouciant American—indeed, Western—people are kept unaware by design. It is the function of the presstitutes to control the explanations given to the people. The US Congress is bought and paid for by the Israel Lobby, as are most important politicians in the UK and Europe. What I am telling you is that it is very easy for fanatics to produce Armageddon.

Stephen Cohen and I, and a few surviving others, lived through the 20th century Cold War. In recent years we both have reported on numerous occasions that the threat of nuclear war today is far higher than during the Cold War. One reason is that during the Cold War US and Soviet leaders worked to defuse tensions and to build trust. In contrast, since the Clinton regime the US has worked consistently to build tensions. Both Cohen and I have listed on many occasions the tension-building activities pursued by all post-Reagan/George H.W. Bush administrations.

The Russians no longer trust Washington, and neither do the Chinese. Washington has lied to, and about, Russia so often in the 21st century that Russian trust of Washington is exhausted. No matter how earnestly the Russian government wants to trust Washington, it dare not do so.

Therefore, it takes very little miscalculation for the morons in Washington to cause a threat-ending response from Russia as Washington has convinced the Russian government that the US intends to destroy them.

The orchestration of Russiagate by the Democratic Party, military/security complex, and their media whores has, as Stephen Cohen has emphasized, forced President Trump in an act of self-preservation to adopt the neoconservative attitude toward Russia and other “non-compliant” governments. This attitude is dangerous enough in the best of times. It is extremely dangerous after trust has been destroyed by years of lies and false accusations.

Perhaps there is someone in the Trump administration who has the intelligence to understand the dangerous situation and who has Trump’s confidence. But I do not know who that person is.

We have to face the fact that as we face Armageddon the Western World is leaderless.


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Paul Craig Roberts: Paul Craig Roberts has had careers in scholarship and academia, journalism, public service, and business. He is chairman of The Institute for Political Economy.

View Comments (7)

  • The current situation is understood by a huge number of people. It is time for mankind not to rely on the decision of their destiny by several people, but to boldly declare their own will! The project designed to do this is the initiative of the International Public Movement ALLATRA implemented on May 11, 2019 The next online conference is scheduled for May 9, 2020. Therefore, all people need to get together and declare themselves that we are not an impersonal electorate that does not have its will, but people who want to live in peace with everyone and demanding an end to nuclear escalation. But whether people will do it or not is the choice of everyone! Only then it will not be possible to tell my children that I did everything, but that I alone could do about it!

  • I almost forgot to say the fifth committee.
    The fifth committee should be responsible for the embezzlement of billion dollars stolen by Islamic thugs and had been hidden in overseas banks.

  • Yes, Paul, I tried over the years to educate my people to overthrow these Islamic monsters, but apparently some of us like their personal gain from Islamic thugs than interest of million Iranians. They take the side with bunch of Islamic criminal who unlawfully took power in Iran. They take the side because they receive some kind of benefit from them. These taitors (Khaens) sold out our beautiful country to a bunch of stinky rag heads. International crime court(I.C.C) is waiting for ruling criminal mullahs. They have to stand trial for the crimes they committed for decades on Iranians. My suggestion is to have several committees in I.C.C.
    First committee should be for burning over 500 innocent people in Cinema Rex in city of Abadan. They turned around and blamed it on shah and his administration. The same trick they're using right now to for attacking ships in Persian Gulf.
    Second committee responsible for massacre of political prisoner in summer of 1988. They massacred over 20,000 of political prisoners inside prisons. Needless to say they raped the virgin girls the night before execution.
    third committee should be responsible for the chain of murders such as well know Persian Singer Frydoon Farokhzad.. and writes such as Pouyandeh... Mokhtari..
    The fourth committee should be responsible for those who had been poisoned to death while they were in custody.
    Looking forward to hear from I.C.C soon.


  • Voices From Hell:
    " go ahead start bombing Iran, don't wait until they are sick and weakened, start bombing now!" said the Israelis.
    " we will build many hotels and name them after you" the Saudis whispered in his ear.
    " but if I attack Iran then I will not be elected as the president. Democrats will have my ass when I am out of office" murmured Trump.

    • No , Iraj khan you're making the same mistake that most Iranians are making. The reason Obama was sympathetic toward criminal mullahs related to the fact that criminal mullahs let the black hostages free during hostage crisis, but they kept the white ones. As a result, Obama was kind to criminal mullahs because black folks hate white counterpart in America. His hate from white people persuaded him to extend his friendship hand toward criminal mullahs. You never see any Iranian address that issue. Race is number one factor in America. Blacks hate white people and visa versa. That hate benefited criminal mullahs during Obama presidency. However, America was NOT built by black people. White folks from European descendant built America. Now, if you want the same scenario like Obama happens again, you should look for black president to takes the office.. I don't see any black candidate for 2020, so criminal mullahs are reaching to the end of their empire.

  • The only Armageddon being faced is those of the Iranian people who will not overthrow their leaders. It is only time before their country is going to become a nuclear waste land and they all face Allah. Of course if they have any intelligence they will rise up send their leaders to prison.

    • Hi Paul, Iranian government have spies everywhere – It’s almost impossible to do anything against them. They not only come after you, they come after your loved ones. So please don’t assume that Iranian people do not want to overthrow their evil government! Iranian people have been suffering since 1978 when the CIA set up the revolution and changed the government! But again, no one to blame but ourselves…we are paying for our own stupidity!