Paul Craig Roberts: 'Sauron' Rules In Washington

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

“The problem is that the world has listened to Americans for far too bloody long.” - Dr. Julian Osborne, from the 2000 film version of Nevil Shute’s 1957 book, On the Beach

A reader asked why neoconservatives push toward nuclear war when there can be no winners. If all die, what is the point?

The answer is that the neoconservatives believe that the US can win at minimum and perhaps zero damage.

Their insane plan is as follows: Washington will ring Russia and China with anti-ballistic missile bases in order to provide a shield against a retaliatory strike from Russia and China. Moreover, these US anti-ABM bases also can deploy nuclear attack missiles unknown to Russia and China, thus reducing the warning time to five minutes, leaving Washington’s victims little or no time in which to make a decision.

The neoconservatives think that Washington’s first strike will so badly damage the Russian and Chinese retaliatory capabilities that both governments will surrender rather than launch a response. The Russian and Chinese leaderships would conclude that their diminished forces leave little chance that many of their ICBMs will be able to get past Washington’s ABM shield, leaving the US largely intact. A feeble retaliation by Russia and China would simply invite a second wave US nuclear attack that would obliterate Russian and Chinese cities, killing millions and leaving both countries in ruins.

In short, the American warmongers are betting that the Russian and Chinese leaderships would submit rather than risk total destruction.

There is no question that neoconservatives are sufficiently evil to launch a preemptive nuclear attack, but possibly the plan aims to put Russia and China into a situation in which their leaders conclude that the deck is stacked against them and, therefore, they must accept Washington’s hegemony.

To feel secure in its hegemony, Washington would have to order Russia and China to disarm.

This plan is full of risks. Miscalculations are a feature of war. It is reckless and irresponsible to risk the life of the planet for nothing more than Washington’s hegemony.

The neoconservative plan puts Europe, the UK, Japan, S. Korea, and Australia at high risk were Russia and China to retaliate. Washington’s ABM shield cannot protect Europe from Russia’s nuclear cruise missiles or from the Russian Air Force, so Europe would cease to exist. China’s response would hit Japan, S. Korea, and Australia.

The Russian hope and that of all sane people is that Washington’s vassals will understand that it is they that are at risk, a risk from which they have nothing to gain and everything to lose, repudiate their vassalage to Washington and remove the US bases. It must be clear to European politicians that they are being dragged into conflict with Russia. This week the NATO commander told the US Congress that he needed funding for a larger military presence in Europe in order to counter “a resurgent Russia”

Let us examine what is meant by “a resurgent Russia.” It means a Russia that is strong and confident enough to defend its interests and those of its allies. In other words, Russia was able to block Obama’s planned invasion of Syria and bombing of Iran and to enable the Syrian armed forces to defeat the ISIS force sent by Obama and Hillary to overthrow Assad.

Russia is “resurgent” because Russia is able to block US unilateral actions against some other countries.

This capability flies in the face of the neoconservative Wolfowitz doctrine, which says that the principal goal of US foreign policy is to prevent the rise of any country that can serve as a check on Washington’s unilateral action.

While the neocons were absorbed in their “cakewalk” wars that have now lasted 16 years, Russia and China emerged as checks on the unilateralism that Washington had enjoyed since the collapse of the Soviet Union. What Washington is trying to do is to recapture its ability to act worldwide without any constraint from any other country. This requires Russia and China to stand down.

Are Russia and China going to stand down? It is possible, but I would not bet the life of the planet on it. Both governments have a moral conscience that is totally missing in Washington. Neither government is intimidated by the Western propaganda. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said yesterday that we hear endless hysterical charges against Russia, but the charges are always vacant of any evidence.

Conceivably, Russia and China could sacrifice their sovereignty for the sake of life on earth. But this same moral conscience will propel them to oppose the evil that is Washington in order not to succumb to evil themselves. Therefore, I think that the evil that rules in Washington is leading the United States and its vassal states to total destruction.

Having convinced the Russian and Chinese leaderships that Washington intends to nuke their countries in a surprise attack (see for example), the question is how do Russia and China respond? Do they sit there and await an attack, or do they preempt Washington’s attack with an attack of their own?

What would you do? Would you preserve your life by submitting to evil, or would you destroy the evil?

Writing truthfully results in my name being put on lists (financed by who?) as a “Russian dupe/agent.” Actually, I am an agent of all people who disapprove of Washington’s willingness to use nuclear war in order to establish Washington’s hegemony over the world, but let us understand what it means to be a “Russian agent.”

It means to respect international law, which Washington does not. It means to respect life, which Washington does not. It means to respect the national interests of other countries, which Washington does not. It means to respond to provocations with diplomacy and requests for cooperation, which Washington does not. But Russia does. Clearly, a “Russian agent” is a moral person who wants to preserve life and the national identity and dignity of other peoples.

It is Washington that wants to snuff out human morality and become the master of the planet. As I have previously written, Washington without any question is Sauron. The only important question is whether there is sufficient good left in the world to resist and overcome Washington’s evil.

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peddling-fiction's picture

Follow the obelisks.

Lose your fear.

They feed off your fear.

Jacksons Ghost's picture

"And Sauron, sitting in his black seat in the midst of the Temple, had laughed when he heard the trumpets of Ar-Pharazôn sounding for battle; and again he had laughed when he heard the thunder of the storm; and a third time, even as he laughed at his own thought, thinking what he would do now in the world, being rid of the Edain for ever, he was taken in the midst of his mirth, and his seat and his temple fell into the abyss." -the Akallabeth

tmosley's picture

Get a load of this completely obsolete article.

Trump is pushing us toward a tripartite alliance with Russia and China, not war with them.

strannick's picture

Satan is his more common handle

Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world is cast out 

PrayingMantis's picture

... perhaps a sobering reminder ...

... China and Russia have had proven to the world they no longer take second-fiddle when it comes to the arms race against the US ... China has plenty of US nuclear secrets thanks to the pilferage done by an American scientist (read: Chinese spy) at the Los Alamos Laboratories ... Russia had also proven their capabilities with jamming technologies (Donald Cook incident), Kaliber missiles precise capabilities, superior aircraft and jet-fighting equipment and other 'secret' arsenal they haven't shown yet to the world for obvious reasons ...

... it's assumed that China and Russia (along with their partner Iran) are sharing technologies that puts the US at a risky and great disadvantage ... recall the 'stealth" drone snatched in the air by Iran under the noses of its Nevada operators and after reverse-engineering the 'package', they created a copy and flew it successfully ...

... I would assume Iran shared this US stealth drone technology as well with China and Russia ...

... however, all these conventional war techniques and equipment would be dwarfed by China's and Russia's ability to down US Defense satellites orbiting the earth that could cripple any telecommunications that travel via satellite rendering the US carriers, drones, aircraft etc. useless and 'blind' ...

... US satellites would be vulnerable to attacks that could make America's whole way of fighting war riskier ... and this, from what I'd read from many sources, were analyses given by US military experts ...

... I believe (and many Americans might disagree) that America's perceived 'arms superiority' is now on the decline following a downward trend of the bell curve and there is nothing to stop this ...

... like most wannabe empires, America's time is going the way of other empires in the past ... and it's perhaps time for Washington to simply accept the inevitable and stop its war-mongering and bullying ways ...


winged's picture


The death toll of their warmongering (wagging western governments) in the 20th Century is over 110 million people.

J S Bach's picture

Yes, Paul... (((Sauron))) is indeed evil.  And he is importing more and more Third World Orcs into our countries every day to fight against the indigenous Dunedain White Rangers of the West.  Name them, Paul... name them.  Sauron is not a city... it is a tribe.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

OK, I think i get the neo-con plan. We make them think we are absolutley out of our minds and can't be trusted not to nuke the whole planet on a whim, sooooo, they all eople now have trumps earlay down their arms and let us rule the globe unobstructed for another 100 years.  And these people now have Trumps ear, what could possibly go wrong?

Dabooda's picture


Join the U.S. military!

Uncle Sauron Wants YOU!

Mordor on the Potomac needs more orcs!


All Risk No Reward's picture

Sauron doesn't exist.  Debt-Money Monopolists do exist - and they are running Washingtong.  Not only are they running Washingtong, THEY RUN THE WESTERN WORLD'S DEBT-MONEY SYSTEMS AND, ULTIMATELY,  EVERYTHIG THAT DEPENDS ON MONEY.

This is the truth, BUT ROBERTS WON'T TOUCH IT WITH A 10' POLE.

Debt-baed Money - the one ring to rule them all, indeed.

"The main mark of modern governments is that we do not know who governs, de facto any more than de jure. We see the politician and not his backer; still less the backer of the backer; or what is most important of all, the banker of the backer. Enthroned above all, in a manner without parallel in all past, is the veiled prophet of finance, swaying all men living by a sort of magic, and delivering oracles in a language not understanded [sic] of the people."
J.R.R. Tolkien,
Candour Magazine, 13 July 1956, p. 12

Tolkien conmprhended this well.  Too bad you do his legacy a HUGE disservice.

Thanks for nothing, C.O. Roberts.

C.O. = Controlled Opposition.

Sir Edge's picture


Paul Craig Roberts Names The ((Tribe))...

How Information Is Controlled by Washington, Israel, and Trolls, Leading to Our Destruction

Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Readers: I very much appreciate the support you show for me in your emails. I seldom receive a rude email from you, and when I do it is usually something off subject, such as a reader angry with Israel and unloading on me with an accusation that I am a coward and a “Jew-lover” because I don’t do enough to expose the crimes of the Jews.

This accusation always amuses me as the ADL lists me as an anti-Semite because I occasionally make an entirely justified criticism of Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians and excessive influence over US foreign policy, as have many outstanding scholars, such as John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, and many Jews themselves.

My friends find my designation by the ADL as an anti-Semite hilarious. The person whom I selected as my principal deputy in the US Treasury is a Jew. David Meiselman, my friend and co-author with me of an important study of the Congressional Budget Office, is a Jew (deceased). I went to Oxford for the express purpose of studying under Michael Polanyi, a Jew who had to leave his scientific post in Germany to escape the Nazis. Milton Friedman, an early supporter of the Institute for Political Economy, is a Jew (deceased). When my book (1971) on the Soviet economy was republished in 1990 without a word changed, it was a Jew who wrote the Introduction. He asked, “Why did only Roberts get it right?”

I have had Israelis as house guests.

And the ADL labels me an anti-Semite. Clearly, the term no longer means anything.

I hold Israel and the Israel Lobby accountable, just as I held accountable the Reagan administration, the George H.W. Bush administration, the Clinton regime, the George W. Bush regime, the Obama regime, and the Trump regime. (I differentiate between administration and regime on the basis of whether the president actually had meaningful control over the government. If the president has some control, he has an administration.)

According to the ADL’s logic, I am both anti-Reagan and anti-American. But readers see me as a true patriot, and Reagan-haters see me as a Reagan-apologist. Clearly, something is wrong with the ADL’s logic.

Obviously, the Israel Lobby has destroyed the meaning of anti-Semite. In its effort to control the explanation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Israel Lobby has made “anti-Semite” into a badge of honor.

Control over explanations is important to Zionist Israel. If Americans can be convinced, as many have been, that Palestinians are terrorists out to kill all Jews, Israel’s theft of Palestine and mistreatment of Palestinians is not the issue that it would otherwise be. The Israel Lobby also works hard to control which voices are acceptable and which are not. For example, no one is permitted to investigate the Holocaust. Some European countries have a law against Holocaust investigation, and historians have been sent to prison for challenging the official explanation, which it is mandatory to believe.

In the US the Israel Lobby can even overturn decisions on academic tenure. For example, the outstanding scholar, Norman Finkelstein, a Jew and a critic of Israel, was denied tenure at a Catholic University solely on the basis of objection from the Israel Lobby. I find it extraordinary that not even Catholic Universities can stand up to the power of the Israel Lobby. The tenure committee and the faculty voted Finkelstein’s tenure, and the Israel Lobby interceded with the university president and blocked it.

Similarly, Steven Salaita was offered a tenure appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, accepted it, resigned his tenure at Virginia Tech, sold his house and moved his family to Illinois only to have the president of the University of Illinois illegally cancel his appointment, apparently on orders from the Israel Lobby. Salaita’s attitude toward Israel was not acceptable to Israel.

The Israel Lobby succeeded in eliminating two outstanding scholars from American academic life, thereby extending Zionist control of the Israeli/Palestinian explanation by eliminating alternative explanations. As far as I can ascertain, neither scholar has been able to overcome the slander and obtain an academic appointment, a great loss to students and scholarship.

If a writer so much as reports these factual events, the writer is branded an anti-Semite by the Israel Lobby. In former times, an anti-Semite meant a person who hated Jews. But today it means anyone who makes even a mild criticism of Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians whose lands Israel occupies and is stealing. Indeed, practically nothing is left of Palestine except the Gaza ghetto that is totally controlled by Israel. All movements of supplies and people in and out are controlled by Israel. Essentially, Gaza is the Warsaw Ghetto.

These are simple irrefutable facts. Every aware person knows this, but if you say it or write it, you are a “Jew-hater.”

Many Jews have been conditioned to believe that any criticism of Israel, no matter how justified, is anti-Semitic. Even Israel’s friend, former US President Jimmy Carter, is reviled by the Israel Lobby as an anti-Semite. Carter cautioned Israel against mistreatment of the Palestinians and was instantly branded a “Jew-hater.” The Jews on the board of the Carter Center resigned.

How do we account for the vast power of the lobby of a foreign power whose entire consequence in the world depends solely on Washington’s support? How does a dependent country control, or if control is too strong, so heavily influence, Washington’s policy in the Middle East, resulting in millions of deaths of Muslims and the destruction of entire countries, and also overturn the tenure decisions of US Catholic and state universities? If the US is a superpower, clearly Israel is the Hyperpower.

Israel owes much of its influence to the billions of US taxpayers’ dollars that Washington gives each year to Israel. Money is fungible, and it comes back to the US in the form of political campaign contributions to support Israel’s friends and defeat Israel’s critics. It come back in support for friendly media, academics, and university administrations. It influences entertainment and some say court cases, not by paying off judges, but by influencing the explanation of the case. And so on. In other words, US taxpayers’ money is used to give a foreign government more control over the US than US citizens have.

There is a great deal of hostility toward the Zionist government among European populations and Muslims. But this hostility does not transfer to all Jews. People are capable of differentiating the responsible from the powerless.

All Jews are not Israelis and all Israelis are not Zionists. Some Israelis complain that the Zionist government is squeezing morality out of the Israeli population, and they pay a price for saying so. Israelis who organize in protest to the Zionist policies against the Palestinians, such as Jeff Halper, coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, are branded “self-hating Jews” by the Zionist government.

Few Americans know that the Israeli government confiscates entire Palestinian villages and demolishes Palestinians’ homes, using specially built equipment by the American corporation, Caterpillar, and constructs housing for Israelis. The Israel Lobby will deny this despite the fact that Israeli citizens have formed an organization that seeks to use law and Israeli courts to prevent it. Western governments and presstitutes are not interested in what becomes of the dispossessed Palestinians.

Halper is Jewish, but the Palestinians do not hate him. He can go to Gaza without any danger from the Muslims. The only danger he faces is from the Israeli government who arrested him for going to Gaza. Indeed, distinguished Israelis, such as Gilad Atzmon and Ilan Pappe have left Israel for safety in Europe. Both are demonized by the Israel Lobby. If you care to understand Zionist Israel, read Atzmon’s book, The Wandering Who? For Palestine, read Pappe’s books.


X- x3's picture

*Who Are The Neoconservatives?*

"The neoconservative movement, which is generally perceived as a radical (rather than “conservative”) Republican right, is, in reality, an intellectual movement born in the late 1960s in the pages of the monthly magazine Commentary, a media arm of the 'American Jewish Committee', which had replaced the *Contemporary Jewish Record * in 1945.

The Forward, the oldest American Jewish weekly, wrote in a January 6th, 2006 article signed Gal Beckerman: 'If there is an intellectual movement in America to whose invention Jews can lay sole claim, neoconservatism is it. It’s a thought one imagines most American Jews, overwhelmingly liberal, will find horrifying. And yet it is a fact that as a political philosophy, neoconservatism was born among the children of Jewish immigrants and is now largely the intellectual domain of those immigrants’ grandchildren'.

The neoconservative apologist Murray Friedman explains that Jewish dominance within his movement by the inherent benevolence of Judaism, “the idea that Jews have been put on earth to make it a better, perhaps even a holy, place” (The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy, 2006)......."


9Ball's picture

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Gavrikon's picture

Glad to hear you're doing so well.  Seriously, I'd never have guessed that fellating horses on a private view website would have garnered so many viewers.

AltRight Girl's picture

Sauron rules in ALL white countries. Be it jews or Catholic church (infiltrated by jews since the Borgias - jew popes - Family)

Non-White Migrants and the Catholic Church: The Politics of Penitence

john doeberg's picture

Fuck kikes.

Ohh wait...something's not right here. 

DownWithYogaPants's picture


Where can I get some of that action?  

Yours Truly

Mr Ed

froze25's picture

AL Gore's father and Billy Crystol's father (National Review guy) were both instrumental in the Bulshivik revolution in Russia. The "Neo-cons" are in both parties, Dems, Republican.  

Akzed's picture

They must have been very precocious, given their birth years...

max2205's picture

This is one of the worst zh posts.....

Got The Wrong No's picture

mack mack is a spammer who changes his name every few weeks. He always replys to his own post with at least two more aliases that he also changes on a regular basis. The give away is the Biblicisminstitute web site link he posts. 

not dead yet's picture

China and Russia have many very very smart people. When it comes to technology we keep hearing the BS that Russia, China, and the rest of the planet stole their tech from the USA. Another piece of self serving American exceptionalism. Oh, but why do all those foreigners send their kids over here for college and the superior stuff they learn? The reason is there are no colleges on the planet where it is easier to stoned, drunk, or laid and then get kudos for it. When it comes to loose morals and a good time the US can't be beat. No way they are going kick out a failing foreigner who paid top dollar, or more, to get in.

No doubt other countries have stolen some USA tech just as the US has stolen theirs.

There is just no way the US could start a nuke war and remain untouched with the subs and possible satelitte nukes. Like old Buck Turgenson said 15 to 20 million tops. If there is ever a time when every big wig politician is unaccounted for that means they are in their holes watching the the horror show on a 70 inch 4k sipping a brew as the rest of us die.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

I get the distinct impression that they did steal their technology from the USA.

In many regards stealing tech only means you arrive at the solution second.  So it's not as big a charge as you make it out to be.  Making it work and making it work as well as China does on the budgets they do is quite a feat.

Sorry but I insist on the most realistic model possible.

tripletail's picture

Absolutely spot on! The US military, when objectively analyzed against its enemies and peers, is the greatest paper tiger in history!

DownWithYogaPants's picture

You mean like Hobbes?

The good thing is that likely all the private central bankers will be disinfected from the face of the planet.  Amazonian indians will likely survive and repopulate.  Mmmm maybe I ought to go up the Manaus and inject a little DNA into the gene pool.

Pumpkin's picture

Great sign of Rev 12, Sept 2017.

Is-Be's picture

The monotheist are absolutely determined to have their Armageddon and the "Return of their bloody Messiah"

(Trumpets blaring)

I charge Roberts with naivete. The monotheist  glory in the thought of planetary conflagration.They have No thought of world domination

They want world obliteration to prove the validity of their bankrupt religion. This is a florid psychosis

Dare we hope for moderate Jews to tap them on the shoulder and say "Enough brother"

Is there none sane amongst the Ashkenazi Turks? Can Erdogan not speak to his brother Turks?

Terminus C's picture

Apparently you forgot to stop sniffing glue today...

LetThemEatRand's picture

In his defense, he picked the wrong year to stop sniffing glue.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Based on PCR's very rational explanation of what constitutes 'a Russian Agent'... I now realise that I too am 'a Russian Agent'. 

Never expected to be saying that after growing-up on Sydney's northern beaches! 

Death to the luciferian Zionist child-eaters, they can rot in hell. 




Sages wife's picture

From the Canadian praries, me three. 

DownWithYogaPants's picture

....maybe I will start up again with the glue!  It makes my liver quiver.  It makes my brain pain.  It makes my heart .......

I have an old friend I had not talked to in a long while.  He's a rare lefty engineer.  But no way he swallows this Russian thing.  Thing about engineers is even the lefties are not dumb.

tmosley's picture

Hahaha, so you are going on record that we will have a war with Russia and/or China? How many hundreds of thousands of dollars are you willing to bet me on that one?

Terminus C's picture

Depends on the terms, I did not say we were going to war, you claimed we would be heading to a tripartite alliance...  That is the statement that drew the glue comment.

LetThemEatRand's picture

That's a sucker's bet.  If we go to war with China and/or Russia, the dollars won't mean anything.

Serious question -- when you form an alliance, do you place missiles on your alliance target's border?  Because that's what Trump has done.  Even speaking metaphorically, do you expect to have a fruitful alliance with anyone you forced into said alliance on threat of death?

Terminus C's picture

Shhhhh, I was looking for a good bet here and you're cock block'n me...


LetThemEatRand's picture

Shit, is it too late to tap dance my way out of this?  Play me off Johnny.

Giant Meteor's picture

Tap, Tap, Tap Tap ...

Maestro !

There's no business like show business , da, da dee, da da ..


Giant Meteor's picture

What makes you think we are not already at war with China and Russia ...

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Too much gawd talk.

Simpler theories explain it all.  Like "Private Central Bankers are the masters of the universe"

Is-Be's picture

I write not of Gawd but of contagious schizophrenia.

August's picture

I see you've been reading Olaf Stapledon... but the USA's Alliance with China only comes after the USA's War with China.

(c.f. the USA's War with Germany)

N0TME's picture

Any evidence based on facts that can be looked at?  Online article link?

On another note:

Oligarchy and Trump are One

This article, drawing from an old sociological study on oligarchies supplanting democracies, provides further evidence that Trump no longer represents a populist constituency, he is fully enrolled in the oligarchic agenda. New boss is same as the old boss. Trump is the new face of the oligarchy he railed against during his presidential campaign. Hence it is time to dump Trump, but continue onto a movement using the ideas that he has promoted as a campaigner.


“Regardless of how it came about, it seems clear that whatever prospect there was for a truly populist Trump presidency is gone with the wind. Was it inevitable that this would happen, one way or another? One person who might have thought so was German sociologist Robert Michels, who posited the “iron law of oligarchy” in his 1911 work Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy. Michels argued that political organizations, no matter how democratically structured, rarely remain truly populist, but inexorably succumb to oligarchic control. Even in a political system based on popular sovereignty, Michels pointed out that, “the sovereign masses are altogether incapable of undertaking the most necessary resolutions.” This is true for simple, unavoidable technical reasons: “such a gigantic number of persons belonging to a unitary organization cannot do any practical work upon a system of direct discussion.” This practical limitation necessitates delegation of decision-making to officeholders. These delegates may at first be considered servants of the masses. All the offices are filled by election. The officials, executive organs of the general will, play a merely subordinate part, are always dependent upon the collectivity, and can be deprived of their office at any moment. The mass of the party is omnipotent.” But these delegates will inevitably become specialists in the exercise and consolidation of power, which they gradually wrest away from the “sovereign people”:

“The technical specialization that inevitably results from all extensive organization renders necessary what is called expert leadership. Consequently the power of determination comes to be considered one of the specific attributes of leadership, and is gradually withdrawn from the masses to be concentrated in the hands of the leaders alone. Thus the leaders, who were at first no more than the executive organs of the collective will, soon emancipate themselves from the mass and become independent of its control. Organization implies the tendency to oligarchy. In every organization, whether it be a political party, a professional union, or any other association of the kind, the aristocratic tendency manifests itself very clearly.”


Trump Surrenders to the Iron Law of Oligarchy