Paul Craig Roberts: "It Has Become Embarrassing To Be An American"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

It has become embarrassing to be an American. Our country has had four war criminal presidents in succession. Clinton twice launched military attacks on Serbia, ordering NATO to bomb the former Yugoslavia twice, both in 1995 and in 1999, so that gives Bill two war crimes. George W. Bush invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and attacked provinces of Pakistan and Yemen from the air. That comes to four war crimes for Bush. Obama used NATO to destroy Libya and sent mercenaries to destroy Syria, thereby commiting two war crimes. Trump attacked Syria with US forces, thereby becoming a war criminal early in his regime.

To the extent that the UN participated in these war crimes along with Washington’s European, Canadian and Australian vassals, all are guilty of war crimes. Perhaps the UN itself should be arraigned before the War Crimes Tribunal along with the EU, US, Australia and Canada.

Quite a record. Western Civilization, if civilization it is, is the greatest committer of war crimes in human history.

And there are other crimes—Somalia, and Obama’s coups against Honduras and Ukraine and Washington’s ongoing attempts to overthrow the governments of Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Washington wants to overthrow Ecuador in order to grab and torture Julian Assange, the world’s leading democrat.

These war crimes committed by four US presidents caused millions of civilian deaths and injuries and dispossessed and dislocated millions of peoples, who have now arrived as refugees in Europe, UK, US, Canada, and Australia, bringing their problems with them, some of which become problerms for Europeans, such as gang rapes.

What is the reason for all the death and destruction and the flooding of the West with refugees from the West’s naked violence? We don’t know. We are told lies: Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction,” which the US government knew for an absolute fact did not exist. “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” an obvious, blatant lie. “Iranian nukes,” another blatant lie. The lies about Gaddafi in Libya are so absurd that it is pointless to repeat them.

What were the lies used to justify bombing tribesmen in Pakistan, to bomb a new government in Yemen? No American knows or cares. Why the US violence against Somalia? Again, no Americans knows or cares. Or the morons saw a movie.

Violence for its own sake. That is what America has become.

Indeed, violence is what America is. There is nothing else there. Violence is the heart of America.

Consider not only the bombings and destruction of countries, but also the endless gratuitous, outrageous police violence against US citizens. If anyone should be disarmed, it is the US police. The police commit more “gun violence” than anyone else, and unlike drug gangs fighting one another for territory, police violence has no other reason than the love of committing violence against other humans. The American police even shoot down 12-year old American kids prior to asking any question, especially if they are black.

Violence is America. America is violence. The moronic liberals blame it on gun owners, but it is always the government that is the source of violence. That is the reason our Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment. It is not gun owners who have destroyed in whole or part eight countries. It is the armed-at-taxpayer-expense US government that commits the violence.

America’s lust for violence is now bringing the Washington morons up against people who can commit violence back: the Russians and Chinese, Iran and North Korea.

Beginning with the Clinton moron every US government has broken or withdrawn from agreements with Russia, agreements that were made in order to reduce tensions and the risk of thermo-nuclear war. Washington initially covered its aggressive steps toward Russia with lies, such as ABM missile sites on Russia’s border are there to protect Europe from (non-existent) Iranian nuclear ICBMs.

The Obama regime still told lies but escalated to false charges against Russia and Russia’s president in order to build tensions between nuclear powers, the antithesis of Ronald Reagan’s policy. Yet moronic liberals love Obama and hate Reagan.

Did you know that Russia is so powerful and the NSA and CIA so weak and helpless that Russia can determine the outcome of US elections? You must know this, because this is all you have heard from the utterly corrupt Democratic Party, the CIA, the FBI, the Amerian whore media, and the morons who listen to CNN, MSNBC, NPR or read the New York Times and Washington Post.

Surely you have heard at least one thousand times that Russia invaded Ukraine; yet Washington’s puppet still sits in Kiev. One doesn’t have to have an IQ above 90 to understand that if Russia invaded Ukraine, Ukraine would not still be there.

Did you know that the president of Russia, which world polls show is the most respected leader in the world, is, according to Hillary Clinton “the new Hitler”?

Did you know that the most respected leader in the world, Vladimir Putin, is a Mafia don, a thug, a tarantula at the center of a spy web, according to members of the US government who are so stupid that they cannot even spell their own names?

Did you know that Putin, who has refrained from responding aggressively to US provocations, not out of fear, but out of respect for human life, is said to be hellbent on reconstructing the Soviet Empire? Yet, when Putin sent a Russian force against the US and Israeli trained and supplied Georgian army that Washington sent to attack South Ossetia, the Russian Army conquered Georgia in five hours; yet withdrew after teaching the morons the lesson. If Putin wanted to reconstruct the Russian Empire, why didn’t he keep Georgia, a Russian province for 300 years prior to Washington’s breakup of the Russian Empire when the Soviet Union collapsed? Washington was powerless to do anything had Putin declared Georgia to be again part of Russia.

And now we have the embarrassment of Trump’s CIA director, Mike Pompeo, possibly the most stupid person in America. Here we have a moron of the lowest grade. I am not sure there is any IQ there at all. Possibly it reads zero.

This moron, if he qualifies to that level, which I doubt, has accused Julian Assange, the world’s Premier Journalist, the person who more than anyone represents the First Amendment of the US Constitution, of being a demon who sides with dictators and endangers the security of American hegemony with the help of Russia. All because Wilileaks publishes material from official sources revealing the criminal behavior of the US government. Wikileaks doesn’t steal the documents. The documents are leaked to Wikileaks by whistleblowers who cannot tolerate the immorality and lies of the US government.

Anyone who tells the truth is by definition against the United States of America. And the moron Pompeo intends to get them.

When I first read Pompeo’s accusation against Assange, I thought it had to be a joke. The CIA director wants to revoke the First Amendment. But the moron Pompeo actually said it.

What are we to do, what is the world to do, when we have utter morons as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, as President of the US, as National Security Adviser, as Secretary of Defense, as Secretary of State, as US Ambassador to the UN, as editors of the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NPR, MSNBC? How can there be any intelligence when only morons are in charge?

Stupid is as stupid does. The Chinese government has said that the moronic Americans could attack North Korea at any moment. A large US fleet is heading to North Korea. North Korea apparently now has nuclear weapons. One North Korean nuclear weapon can wipe out the entirety of the US fleet. Why is Washington inviting this outcome? The only possible answer is moronic stupidity.

North Korea is not bothering anyone. Why is Washington picking on North Korea? Does Washington want war with China? In which case, is Washinton kissing off the West Coast of the US? Why does the West Coast support policies that imply the demise of the West Coast of the US? Do the morons on the West Coast think that the US can initiate war with China, or North Korea, without any consequesnces to the West Coast? Are even Amerians this utterly stupid?

China or Russia individually can wipe out the US. Together they can make North America uninhabitalbe until the end of time. Why are the Washington morons provoking powerful nuclear powers? Do the Washington morons think Russia and China will submit to threats?

The answer is: Washington is a collection of morons, people stupid below the meaning of stupid. People so far outside of reality that they imagine that their hubris and arrogance elevates them above reality.

When the first Satan 2 hits Washington, the greatest collection of morons in the world will cease to exist.

The world will breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Bring it on! Come on morons, eliminate yourselves! The rest of us cannot wait.

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Is-Be's picture

Do you feel as though your insights were so profound that they needed to be in bold?

I didn't either.

cesar's picture

I agree with you that Paul Craig Robert's use of the word 'moron' is excessive and therefore makes poor prose.  Nevertheless he is accurate. 

mog's picture

Justin Raimondo has a similar view on Antiwar today.
Really time for you Americans to take the law into your own hands and clean out these vipers.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

"Ebarrassing"? Fck dat sht!

The Axis Of ISISrael bee nuffin wiffout us Dumm Murr'cans - wiff da Fick Brits!

coltek's picture

"America will always do the right thing - having tried everything else first!"


- Winston Churchill.

PrivetHedge's picture

Will anyone be left though?

SmittyinLA's picture

It's been embarrassing to be an American since Ben Franklin

Is-Be's picture

Get off your knees, fucknuckle

You are impressing no-one.

Grovelling obsequious virtue signaling is not a good look.

We are all in this together. Its called life.

Blackwatch's picture

If the United States is such a terrible country, then why is there such a high demand to immigrate to America? Why are most of the top businesses in the world located here? Why are most of the leading universities here? Why are most of the important patents filed for in the United States? Why is most of the leading research in science done in the United States? Why does most of the advanced technology come from the United States? Why does the United States lead the world in most sports? It is very easy to criticize the United States, and very easy to criticize anyone and anything. To be fair, the United States needs to be compared and contrasted to the other nations of the world. Shall we start with China or Russia? I am no blind patriot, however there seems to be an emergent blind anti-US sentiment growing in the United States among its citizens. I think this is naïve and inaccurate. There are no perfect countries, and there never have been. Global politics is a brutal business. No state can survive if it can't defend its interests at home and overseas, or without becoming a protectorate of another state which can defend it. There is a harsh, and violent competition for global resources, it is dog eat dog, and there is no other way right now. Most of United States citizens are kept in the dark about what is necessary for the United States to protect its interests internationally, and the actions necessary to allow us to live the lifestyle we live in the United States.This article, suggesting that the United States is a laughing stock and that is embarrassing to be a United States citizen, is unfair. The United States, and the United States economy, which has funded the United States military, has defended Europe , and all of the West and much of the Orient and Asia against the encroachment of true fascist government's such as Communist China and the Soviet Union. and it was a dirty business.But it was a fight to the death, we are lucky that we came out the winners.

PrivetHedge's picture


That was the point of the article, missing you.

The Comedian's picture

I know who PCR is and what he has accomplished. Who are you?

cesar's picture

The USA is not a terrible country but USA foreign policy is an abomination and that is a fact. As one minor example only - Do I have to remind you of Iraq WMDs which didn't exist?  Ask yourself how many Iraqis died in that senseless war???  USA MSM will never report these fatalities and certainly not profile any of the lives of the people killed - oh no!!!

The USA military is always looking for its next war. Endless war - now its Syria, North Korea? next??

USA defends Europe because they don't want Europe to fall into the Russian orb, its too valuable. Its also easier to attack Russia from Europe - you need the military bases. Thats why there is a NATO, right?

Communist Cina did not lose to America but realized that it needed to change economic systems. Vietnamese communists won the Vietnam War but still are shifting to a capitalist (or mixed) economic system.  The Vietnam war was pointless - how many Vietnamese people died for that war. All we ever hear about is USA casualties - 50k.  I remember the Domino Theory lie used to promote that war - 'if Vietnam fell then all of Southeast Asia, country by country would fall to Communism '- None Of That Happened of course!

USA foreign policy is a combination of pure stupidity & outright lies. That is why so many people hate the USA.



bogbeagle's picture

US is a mad dog.


The rest of the world is trying to figure out a way to kill it, without getting bitten.

Observingmen's picture

Roberts, like the late Gore Vidal, writes with the authoritative air of a Washington insider; However, as any reader of Vidal's elegant prose will know, it's been embarrassing for a long time.

hootowl's picture

Roberts writes like one of the worst of the worst morons of the Washington insiders.  Both Roberts and his sychophant morons who visit this site try to tar all Americans with the same moronic epithet as the Faux-Hebrew/Khazarian/Babylonian/Progressive/Liberal/Zionist/bankster/nation-destroying coven of misanthropic Chosenite morons that have ruled America from behind the scenes since 1913 deserve.  With ALL the money supply of America at their disposal, Ashkanazi Jews have destroyed our once-great constitutional republic by controlling all the money supply and, concomitantly, all the institutions of our society and our government.

Is-Be's picture

I gather from your very dense prose that you are riding two horses.

Our views are not to your taste and you think that you agree with our deplorable conclusions


PrivetHedge's picture

Great article.

I have always maintained that the elites in charge were morons, the mountains of evidence keep piling up.

Maestro Maestro's picture

As below, so above.

All Americans are the same: civilian, police, soldier, politician.

Americans are an abomination. If Americans live, human beings die.


Fireman's picture

"When the first Satan 2 hits Washington, the greatest collection of morons in the world will cease to exist.

The world will breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Bring it on! Come on morons, eliminate yourselves! The rest of us cannot wait."

Paul Craig Roberts, spelling it out the way that it is despite the legions of zombified inked meat masquerading as USSAN "citizens" wobbling along in oblivious ignorance to the apocalypse being orchestrated for them by their psychopathic elitist filth.


Making sure that the no loger so "Great" Satan stays that way....with Mr Bear's very own Satan!

the lion of flanders's picture

America, you get what you apy for. Every democratic country has the leaders it deserves!

I agree with Roberts about the quality of the American leaders of today, they do reflect a sick society.

As a Belgian, I realize that the freedoms I enjoy today are the result of sacrifices made by America and Americans; 

America used to stand for something.

America was always at least 10 years ahead of the rst of the world in GOOD developments and trends. 

Now it is leading the word to disaster after disaster.

Politically it has become a bad joke.

Spiritually it is lost.

Morally it embraces anything and everything that is repugnant, socially destructive , human denegrating.

How did it get so decadent?

An empire at its end?


Grandad Grumps's picture

I personally do not believe that those in power and those who support those in power represent the people in general. Those in power are a corruptocracy that has weakened and enslaved the people.

It is easy to be trite and trivialize the condition by saying that people get the government they deserve. But, I think that is not really true. Did the slaves of ancient Egypt get the leaders they deserved? How does that condescending judgment play out in reality. The American people are not represented by their media or the banks or even the government.The American people are constantly subjected to the barrage of depavity and immorality from those institutions.

Maestro Maestro's picture

Where did American politicians, American bankers, American journalists, American soldiers, and American leaders come from?  From Russia?  From Mars?


You tell us insidious POS American.

Observingmen's picture

So true - Parliamentary democracy, trade unions, free health care, vaccination, antibiotics, antiseptic surgery - all thanks to America. BTW, it was the Red Army that saved you.

Is-Be's picture

Not quite right.

The entire Anglo empire was brought to bear upon the National Socialists of Germany,.in order to defend that Jewish creation of International Socialism.

Neotenic creatures that they are


Is-Be's picture

America used to stand for something.

Americans feed their naïveté with ignorance making then the worlds finest Patsies.

Grandad Grumps's picture

Ya think that H. W. was not a war criminal with the contrived invasion of Iraq and murder of Iraqis?

dondonsurvelo's picture

Proud to adhere to the second amendment.  Never not proud to be an American. 

Davidduke2000's picture

big talk no action, you are enslaved by the joos ,  you wake up with a joo dick in your mouth and you go to sleep with a joo dick up your ass. how proud you are??

south40_dreams's picture

This guy needs three names to describe himself, and I should be embarrassed?

John C Durham's picture

Only the most ignorant Fools are proud to be an American TODAY. All of us would be proud to be an American under Eisenhower or Kennedy, FDR, Teddy, Abe, Q. Adams, Washington.

DuneCreature's picture

~~~~~~ Paul Crag Roberts Pokes At The Monkeys Through The Bars ~~~~~~~

Judging by the temper tantrums, meltdowns, and general indignation displayed on down this thread, I'd say Dr Paul Craig Roberts pretty much nailed it.

I know when I really piss a lot of people off I'm getting close to the truth.

Not that 'my truth' means anything to anyone but me.

Yep, 'Massed Morons' describes what I'm seeing out of DC.

I'll break it down like this:

A few EXTREMELY EVIL geniuses at the top.

Followed by legions of morons, evil genius groupies and a few trapped 'political hostages or prisoners' (damn few actually).

Under those are the masses of sleeple, sheeple and stuple.

Followed by me and couple of other know-it-alls like Paul Craig Roberts with huge, inflated egos, damn few friends or groupies, not enough resources to fix anything, an inflated sense of importance and warped macabre sense of humor.

(Of course hovering over it all is Ms Creature the all-knowing Ruler of My Known Universe. But that is on a different level all together that is probably too metaphysical to matter here on the mere nuclear war annihilation level of existence.)

PCR has nailed it good this time. ... Evil is in charge. Backed up by lots and lots of morons with plenty of money and guns. .... Life as we know it is about to end in a giant fireball which will probably be the best thing that could happen to the planet earth from a 'big picture' perspective.

Live Hard, Anyone Want To Go Fishing While We Wait For Armageddon To Commence?, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

DuneCreature's picture

Who the hell down votes a Bozo smile?

I consider one of those the highest form of compliment.

Thanky, MM. ......

(fsff, have you regained your composure?)

Live Hard, The Little Moron In Some People's Head Is Soooo Easily Triggered If Someone They Don't Like Appears To Be Having Fun, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Maestro Maestro's picture

Thanks buddy, I appreciated both of your posts very much!

DuneCreature's picture

Thanks back.

I see pretty clearly first thing in the morning and then I come to ZH and my clarity and sanity flies off and takes a powder for the rest of the day. ... You know what this place will do to pair of sensible trousers.

Live Hard, You Should See My Office After An Hour Or Two Of ZeroHedge, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

squid's picture

Here, here!


I've told you lot already, if you have family in the Navy, fake a family crisis and get them home. DO IT NOW. All Kim has to do is get a 10 kilo Ton device within 10 Km of the Carl Vincent and 15,000 American sailors and 100 billion worth of military HW is gone. And here's the kicker, Kim will have been acting in SELF DEFENSE. How does that look in the history booksn Murica?


Then of course Murica will BBQ north Korea and Murica will be the new Nazi will have invaded YET ANOTHER country whose only crime was having a certified nutter as a leader. And that makes all those countries different from the USA how? They posed ZERO threat to Murica and yet your politicians that YOU voted for destroyed them.


Ponder this....democracy and who you vote for and WHAT YOU CONCENT to TOLERATR has consequences and the world is going to hold the people of the USA accountable for the actions of their politicians.


This is not going well at all and will get worse.



andrej's picture

If people in charge are indeed such morons- how about those who obey them?


messystateofaffairs's picture

America has climbed over the top of the human race usefulness bell curve. It has become a self interested cancer that must consume all around it to exist. Self defense of sovereign interests while waiting for this ball of puss to destroy itself is the best solution.

AttilaTheGun's picture

To give a damn what other countries think of you as a nation - as if they are so great themselves. Anyone who has this complex should just move already anyway, no-good waste.

Ital Scratch's picture

Bring it on! Come on morons, eliminate yourselves! The rest of us cannot wait.


Rest of us won't be there alive to cheer about it...

pine_marten's picture

Yeah, it has become dangerous to be an American. 

Ital Scratch's picture

No, it has become dangerous (or it was ever since) to be an Earthling.

brushhog's picture

Exactly, they'll be safe in their bunkers while the bombs fall on us. Roberts is a nutjob.

shimmy's picture

While I agree that 'muricans should be embarrassed and agree with a lot of what PCR says here, I think he slaps on the liberal style blame game a bit too thick. Where is the blame against the mass population for allowing all this shit to happen? Why doesn't he talk about all the violence in black communities like what's going on in Chicago? In his mind, apparently everyone who isn't in the federal government or is a cop is an angel and is responsible for nothing. When the last three presidents got second terms despite their war mongering along with war mongers like Mccain seemingly being in congress forever, that was apparently not because of the sheeple.

As for the U.S., it is the largest and most dangerous terrorist organization in human history and that is exactly what the country has become: a terrorist organization.  

brushhog's picture

You might want to take a look at the actual voting numbers. Most Americans arent voting because we know it's a false choice between two sides of the same coin. Often, these senators/congressman are running unopposed so there is nothing to vote for. We tried to dump the system by voting in Trump. What the fuck do you want us to do? None of this shit is being done with my support.

Maestro Maestro's picture



There are other parties in the US but you never vote for them.


Peace And Freedom, Libertarians come to mind.  ANY party other than the Democrats or the Republicans will effect real change.

brushhog's picture

Why havent YOU voted to stop accepting US military protection? Why dont you pay your share of NATO or get out and take care of yourselves? You take the handout and then complain. Bum.

Maestro Maestro's picture

Why don't you leave Europe?  You've only been conducting terror and false-flag operations in Europe.  How many European political leaders did you Americans assassinate?

Murder is not protection, asshole American.