"Nuclear War Much More Likely" Paul Craig Roberts: In Dangerous World, Putin Will Not Trust America

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Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

Don’t be fooled by appearances.

President Trump is only at war with the Deep State on one level.

On another, the Deep State already run everything – when it comes to foreign policy, economics, politics and the mainstream narrative that is meant to set & sync headlines, clocks and consumer habits around the world.

War is brewing, as Trump hinted strongly in his upstart presidential campaign, but it will come, ultimately, at the terms of the long-running organ that actually steers U.S. policy.

After a very dubious “chemical attack” in Syria to stir the pot (the White Helmets did not even use gloves when picking up, touching and treating supposedly contaminated children), it is clear that war could erupt overnight with any number of middle eastern ‘enemies,’ or with North Korea, Russia or just about anyone else.

And one narrative that has been almost constant from the establishment power base and their media lapdogs during the last cycle has been dogging Russia in anyway it can – from baseless hacking accusations, to controversial sanctions talks, to attributing ultimate responsibility for chemical warfare attacks.

One can clearly see that a fight is being picked. If the story doesn’t fit, they’ll force it, or just find another excuse.

This, in short, is why the well respected Paul Craig Roberts says we are one step closer to “going poof” – it is three steps back to the thermonuclear cold war, only this time the leaders aren’t even attempting to work it out diplomatically.

According to Dr. Roberts, foreign policy figures in the days of Kennedy and Krushchev were actually attempting to trust and deescalate, fearful of setting things off.

Today, foreign policy men and woman seem dogged and emboldened by the chance for destruction.

As USA Watchdog reported:

Dr. Roberts, formerly a top editor at the Wall Street Journal, says nuclear war is the most dire problem Americans face. This comes at a time when trust between Russia and America is at all-time lows.  Dr. Roberts says, “The danger is both warning systems, ours and the Soviets (Russians).  During the period of the cold war, there were many false alarms of incoming missiles.  Both sides would see incoming missiles, and yet no one believed it, and the reason they didn’t believe it was that the governments were working together to defuse tensions.”

 

“You had Kennedy with Khrushchev.  You had Nixon who gave us SALT-1, an anti-ballistic missile treaty.  You had Carter who gave us SALT-2.  You had Reagan and Gorbachev who ended the cold war.  So, all during these periods when false information of incoming missiles came in, no one believed it, but if you have distrust between the two powers as we now have, and Putin has said on a number of occasions we can no longer trust the Americans, if you can’t trust and you get incoming missile alerts, you are much more inclined to believe it.  So, the prospect of nuclear war is more likely.  Washington and the media . . . are creating distrust among their populations with Russia with this constant anti-Russian propaganda.  With all this bogus and false allegations about Russia. . . . the chances of all this going poof are very high.”

via Greg Hunter’s YouTube channel

 

Combine all the mistrust, aggression and attempts to conflate conflicts into a larger disaster.

The debt situation, the economics and the social indicators are all abysmal and depressing. The morale of the country has devolved, and mutated strangely with the pockets of information and counter-information that reside online.

And there are those who’d prefer to torch things off, collect on military industrial contracts during prolonged war, and start things over when people have sobered up to the grim new realities.

These will be trying times.

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Francis Marx's picture

Putin will not trust America? I don't trust America and I am American!

Belrev's picture

Putin never trusted America or Trump. He was waiting to see the actions of the new administration before making a judgement. The mood is now that it is same old shit. Russia has never paused or slowed down its military build up and modernization. For good reason.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOLpt3JNYdM

07564111's picture

The US fucked. All those guns and not one man to hold them.
Cowards you are.

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Comtrend (not verified) 07564111 Apr 6, 2017 11:51 PM

Let's forget about nuclear war for a minute, and clear our heads with something more suitable: T&A

All You Need to Know About Tiger Woods’ Rumoured Girlfriend

 

Maybe if Melania were more in DC with Trumpo, he wouldn't be so trigger happy

jefferson32's picture

Paul Craig Roberts, member of the CNP (right-wing CFR, i.e. the other side of the dialectic). Full-time Trump cheerleader during the campaign. No thank you.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

And just like that, Condi Rice and Obama's illegal eavesdropping & unmasking orders were removed from the front page...

FKostanza's picture

As much as I disliked HRC, she was right about one thing, Trump is a sock puppet. And every week he's got a different fist in him.

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This is so much horseshit...crap clickbait at its worst.  Putin isn't going to engage in a nuclear war with us because Assad used sarin on his own people.  If Russia or China engage in a nuke battle with the US it will be the end of the world and they know it:  no winners.  Li was with Trump today so I think he has a good read on the Chinese and Putin said that Russian support of Assad is not unconditional.  This was a simple message to Assad, you can stay in control but behave yourself.  Reagan did this to Quaddafi when he put a dummy bomb on his doorstep. Quaddafi's behavior was positively modified as a result.

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Comtrend (not verified) eatthebanksters Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM

You're too optimistic.

Trump doesn't know shit. He's spoon fed by Bannon, and other "advisors"

And since Bannon was sidelined, he's spoon fed only Deep State neocon SHIT.

This and/or they have something on him. Something YUGE.

A billionaire dandy as himself surely made some mistakes during his 70yr of life. And the zionists ALWAYS keep records on goys

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From what i hear it was at least honey covered shit!!

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bob_bichen (not verified) Comtrend Apr 7, 2017 12:31 PM

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07564111's picture

eatthebankers is still under the mistaken impression that the opinion of the US counts for anything. Yet another tard who thinks that appeasement is something the world engage in with regards the Zionist filth that infests DC.

My fingers to your eyes pindostan trash..from today, you are living on borrowed time.

BobEore's picture

So Mac Slavo says that

Greg Hunter says that

"Dr. Roberts, formerly a top editor at the Wall Street Journal, says nuclear war is the most dire problem Americans face"

Gang of ghouls making fools of anyone stupid enough to read their tabloid trash.

"Dr Roberts" - recycled Reagan Era bureaucrat relaunched as Action Hero agit-prop figure run amok is - similar to "Dr Smith"... LOST IN SPACE...

talking in loops of loopy logic to anyone who will listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfh-YY465HA "Dr Smith and the Robot"

A Good Psyop needs great media abettors - CPR is a superstar among them.

Nexus789's picture

Assad did not sanction the use of chemicals boofhead. Not this time or previously. The so called rescuers were apparently treating people without protective clothing (you can find it and view yourself). Sarin kills almost instantly without protection. 

dobermangang's picture

"The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!" - Donald J. Trump

Belrev's picture

It is different this time.

BlindMonkey's picture

America never makes the same mistake twice.   We need to make the same mistake 5-6 times to be sure.

oncefired's picture

Trump should make it a point to be on the Phone with Putin Tomorrow!

BobEore's picture

As we enter a "Day of the Triffids-like" state of post-reality with this washout of a psyop NEWS SPECTACLE, it would be good to remember that the capacity to think critically in the midst of madness will come in handy - for those wishing to avoid getting COMPLETELY roped in to this false flag madness.

Baudrillard's description: as the shreds of the Ottoman Empire still rot and decay across the map of the middle east, their embodied 'vestiges' - countries such as Libya, Syria, Iraq and now Turkey have all entered that state of 'hyperreality' he so presciently announced. "Models" of a real without origin or reality - these bombings, invasions, rebellions and programmatic state terror - are all staged, unreal manifestations of a post-reality age which we live in are imprisoned in https://storify.com/SuaveBel/antinominian

Just as that same REPORTER OF THE REAL wrote of a previous meta-fictional media event disguised as a real "war" -THE GULF WAR DID NOT TAKE PLACE

THIS mass media spectacle is only comprehensible as a follow up to others of it's type. (911 being the grandaddy of em all!) Behind the noise:

"It's essential to our task in rounding out any picture of the current situation that we find the owners of these false storylines and identify their motives. For that, we need turn to the just finished Warsaw meeting of NATO. Where, for the first time, Israel has been legally allowed to participate, since Turkey dropped it's veto. Since May, the zionist entity as well as Bahreïn, Jordan, Qatar and Kuwait all have representation at NATO headquarters. This de facto alliance of Arab and Israeli state terror is a development which furthers the developing pincer movements against Syria, Iraq and Iran." https://storify.com/SuaveBel/syrian-endgame-a-shifting-of-desert-sands
ZATO moves into full flower - watch as the Muddled East once again becomes playground for an alliance of Evil - and armies of complicit media compete for the spoils!

 

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The Road to World War III: Can the Dark forces of anti-Freedom trump Humanity? Kindle Edition

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LetThemEatRand's picture

At least I know I'm in good company with PCR thinking (before the election) that Trump may be different.  

TeamDepends's picture

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
Some sunny day

Dougs Decks's picture

Look Mama,,, There's an airplane up in the Sky,,,

ebworthen's picture

I was going to say something really dark but I changed my mind.

runnymede's picture

+1 on the self restraint.
Shows you're not in your first rodeo.

two hoots's picture

Kim just received his warning. Trump is for real.

besnook's picture

the usa just received its warning. the zionazis rule the usa.

economessed's picture

When can we start tossing these SOB's into diesel-powered wood chippers?

Snaffew's picture

start setting them up at the pentagon the white house and congress...make sure you hvae enough fuel to keep the blades spinning.

flaminratzazz's picture

Here Comes Mac-- right on cue.

doom porn in the middle of a crisis is in such bad taste.

Falconsixone's picture

Good maybe we wont have any news then.

Pull it!

man from glad's picture

I never understood why chemical weapons are held to such a different standard as bombs, etc.  Dead is dead - whether being gassed or blown to bits. The outrage is really hypocritical imo.

FoggyWorld's picture

I just went to youtube and asked for:  children in war torn Yemen.   Not very pretty trip and it's important to know that that country is not ISIS owned but the Saudis don't like the Houthis never mind the smaller number of al aqaeda who live in the southern part of a remote area.  And there are Sunnis there, too.   So why don't those photos upset Trump one has to wonder because we are right there harming and killing children - because the Saudis want us to.

So dead is dead but apparently this President's heart strings are very subjectively pulled.   In other words, he is an emotional basket case and someone has an agenda which makes it OK for kids to be killed and maimed in our names.

 

 

 

Tiger Rocks Dale's picture

I'm appalled at the level of cognitive disonance being displayed by some fervent Trump supporters across the web, they see this as some type of strategic genius in some 4d interdimensional chess game which mirrors the exact behavior displayed by the liberals they despise.  Fucking SAD! 

besnook's picture

go to breitbart to see some real warmongering delusions. breitbarters are as nutty as any snowflake.

Larry Dallas's picture

Why wouldn't Trump flex his nuts when

 

1. Xi is at Mar-A-Lago

2. China has not done anything to quite N. Korea

 

 

BitchesBetterRecognize's picture

IF that was Mr Trump's intention to measure dicks with Xi- then the Chinese have just confimed what they knew all along with the Obozo regime: The USA government is falling apart and cannot be trusted!  

Do you sincerely believe that some missile launch display on a middle east weak country is going to scare/intimidate a nuclear superpower with vast leverage on the USA economy? 

 

really? 

Larry Dallas's picture

Conparatively speaking to what Obama's policy has been, yes.

 

I do think he's saying in a subtle way, there's a new sheriff in town.

 

And he's establishing the boundaries right now. 

Laughing.Man's picture

IIRC, China has placed economic sanctions against North Korea regarding coal purchases.  So, that counts as opposite of doing nothing.

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HRH Feant (not verified) Apr 6, 2017 11:12 PM

I agree with PCR, as usual. Some video footage of people being hosed down means nothing. Were they dead? Or drugged? The footage that makes me most suspicious is the one that shows some males in white suits with oxygen masks. What does that mean? You are not going to put on a suit if you have been exposed to a nerve agent!

I trained for exposure to nerve agents. I ran around in MOPP gear and a fucking gas mask and remember having to practice auto-injecting anti-nerve agent, atropine, into my thigh.

The guys that were suited up had to have had advance notice. Wearing an oxygen mask? I didn't see any of the Syrians wearing chemical masks. I probably sucked as a soldier but I sure as fuck could get that shitty gas mask over my head and sealed in less than 60 seconds!

I have empathy for the dead children. But the videos I watched were pathetic. What did they really show? Was it true? Who verified those videos? Has anyone taken blood samples from the deceased? WTF. This shit has gone full retard way too fast.

Snaffew's picture

well said and i whole heartedly agree...this was governmet theatre and a very bad rendition of it by the way.  A sixth grade crew could probably stage something much more believable for video purposes.  Rush job---24 hours before a sit down with Assad and a possible resolution and this "shitshow" plays out.  the american media is eating it up no questions asked---they are dumb as fuck anmd are still concerned about ratings.  Those ratings won't matter soon enough.

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HRH Feant (not verified) Snaffew Apr 6, 2017 11:41 PM

Thank you. Who the fuck even believes videos now? I need a lot more proof than a few people being hosed down and some kids with blue lips.

A lot more evidence. I understand that Trump is in an echo chamber. Damn he should have turned off the fucking TV and phone and spent some quality time alone. To think they were able to manipulate him with some crappy video footage? Sick.

President needs to toughen up. I thought the leftists were the ones that manipulated the public with photos / video of dying children. Obviously there is one group that benefits: the globablists. Fucking pond scum.

Sky flyer's picture

I too trained with self injection anti nerve agent while serving in USAF. I smell a false flag. This whole mess stinks. Waiting for the Russian reaction now.

AGORACOM's picture

Putin is Hans Gruber

Trump is the FBI

Putin is playing the markets long and short to the disbelief of his money managers, to who he whispered tonight "You ask for Miracles? I give you the President of the United States."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI5gblI82rg

George ... The Greek ... From Canada

 

soyungato's picture

Trump is a person of normal intellegence. He knows just as much as the average pundit on this board. I think he knows Assad did not do it. So why did he start the war ? 

I think he has given up on being a president he envisioned when he was campaigning. I think he is scared when someone quoted some CIA figure saying he will die in jail and some smug indirectly warned him the CIA has 6 ways gettign at him. He knows he is in way over his head.  If this is the case, it can explain why he did not do anything when he was under attack with the ridiculous claims of Russia connnection. Instead of fighting back, he pathetically tweeted and complained. 

To surrend to the deep state, he attacked Syria like a obedient dog taking order. Sure he knows he will offend his support base and kiss his chance of a 2020 run good bye . But at this point, he feels so overwhelmed he just dont want to be POTUS anymore, never mind an extra 4 years.

Kill innocent people to save your own ass, what a spineless worm. 

 

I did vote for Trump , or rahter, vote against Hillery but what choice did we have. 

Omen IV's picture

Trump is the Puppet as POTUS

he is finished -  might as well flip the keys to Pence

Blatantly obvious False Flag with the tagged White Helmets which even Tulsi Gabbard came out on with derision

 

The Democracy is officially over -  the fastest Presidential demise in history

lurker since 2012's picture

Don is Dumb, He only gets TV info, not from the 'net' He properly doesn't know the Gouda gas attack was staged. Also that MSM were going to coral him on action. Jared is Jew tool should i say more. I'm going to say it looks like a pro portioned attack, but it wont stop their. Vegas Sheldon needs his pound of flesh, he dropped  twenty bigly ones on Trumps campaign. Got  a give a return AND look tough.