Paul Craig Roberts Rages "Are You Ready To Die?"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Criag Roberts,

“Fifty years ago, the streets of Leningrad taught me one thing: If a fight is inevitable, you must strike first.” Vladimir Putin

In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel, 1984, information that no longer is consistent with Big Brother’s explanations is chucked down the Memory Hole. In the real American dystopia in which we currently live, the information is never reported at all.

On April 26 - 16 days ago - Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznihir, Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces, stated at the Moscow International Security Conference that the Operations Command of the Russian General Staff has concluded that Washington is preparing a nuclear first strike on Russia.


The Times-Gazett in Ashland, Ohio, was the only US print media that a Google search could turn up that reported this most alarming of all announcements. A Google search turned up no reports on US TV, and none on Canadian, Australian, European, or any other media except RT and Internet sites.

I have been unable to find any report that any US Senator or Representative or any European, Canadian, or Australian politician has raised a voice of concern.

No one in Washington got on the telephone to tell Putin that this was all a mistake, that the US was not preparing a nuclear first strike on Russia, or ask Putin how this serious situation could be defused.

Americans do not even know about it, except for our readers.

I would have expected at least that the CIA would have planted the story in the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR that General Poznihir was expressing his personal opinion, nothing to be taken seriously. But apparently Americans and their European vassals are not to even know that such an accussation was made.

As I reported some time ago and more recently in my column about North Korea, the Chinese leadership has also concluded that the US intends a nuclear first strike against China.

Alone either Russia or China can destroy the US. If they act together, the destruction of the US would be redundant. What is the intelligence, if any, and morality, clearly none, of the US leadership that recklessly and irresponsibly invites Russia and China to preempt Washington’s attack on them with an attack on the US?

Surely not even insouciant Americans are so stupid as to think that Russia and China will just sit there and wait for Washington’s nuclear attack.

I lived through every stage of the Cold War. I participated in it. Never in my life have I experienced the situation where two nuclear powers were convinced that the third was going to surprise them with a nuclear attack.

I supported Trump because he, unlike Hillary, said he would normalize relations with Russia. Instead he has raised the tensions between the nuclear powers. Nothing is more irresponsible or dangerous.

We currently are in the most dangerous situation of my lifetime, and there is ZERO AWARENESS AND NO DISCUSSION!

How can this be? Putin has been issuing warnings for years. He has told the Western presstitute media on more than one occasion that they, in their dishonesty, are pushing the world to nuclear war. Putin has said over and over, “I issue warnings and no one hears.” “How do I get through to you?”

Maybe the morons will hear when mushroom clouds appear over Washington and New York, and Europe ceases to exist, as it will if Europe continues the confrontation with Russia as is required from Washington’s well-paid vassals.

Within the last several years I reported the Chinese government’s reaction to US war plans for a nuclear strike on China. The Chinese showed how their submarines would destroy the West Coast of the US and their ICBMs would finish off the rest of the country.

I reported all of this, and it produced no response. The Memory Hole wasn’t needed, as neither Washington nor the presstitutes nor the Internet noticed. This is insouciance to the thousandth degree.

In America and its subservient, crawling on their knees vassal states, the information never gets reported, so it never has to be put down the Memory Hole.

If you convince someone that you are going to kill them, they are going to kill you first. A government, such as what exists in Washington, that convinces powerful countries that they are targeted, is a government that has no respect whatsoever for the lives of its own people or the peoples of the world or for any life on planet Earth.

Such a government as Washington is evil beyond all measure, as are the media whores and European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassal states that serve Washington at the expense of their own citizens.

Despite all their efforts to believe otherwise, the Russian and Chinese leaderships have finally arrived, belatedly, at the realization that Washington is evil to the core and is the agent of Satan.

For Russia and China, the Satanic Evil that rules in the West has reduced the choice for Russia and China to them or us.

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winged's picture

Trump won't attack N Korea and China. He's too busy figuring out who in the Arab world he can destroy to please IsraHell.

Manthong's picture

I need to pick up the dry cleaning first.

sincerely_yours's picture

Israel will start the war in the Middle East, either directly using a false flag or by wagging its American slave to do its dirty job, which will then entangle Russia via its partnership with Syria and Iran.

Israel is the freakin problem.

peddling-fiction's picture

US Embassy --> Jerusalem --> Declared Capital --> 3rd Temple construction begins --> Megiddo and Dabiq

Manthong's picture

This is really fascinating.

Russia is becoming more Christian and conservative as the US becomes more secular and hierarchical/oligarchic communist/fascist (take your pick).

The Russian military is looking at the US the exact same way the US military was looking at the Soviets throughout the cold war.

I don’t blame some of them for thinking our leadership is so psychotic as to consider a first strike.

But I doubt that the paranoid fringe of either side will be allowed to begin the TEOTWAWKI.


peddling-fiction's picture

The US elite is dabbling with the occult.

They have the finger on the button.

They know the petrodollar is about to be vanquished.

It is possible they push for prophecy fulfillment.

They are JHVH boys.

But it will not be nuclear.

They saw too many Mummy battle scenes.

They want mano-a-mano urban combat.

J S Bach's picture

The best part about PCR's articles these days is the hunt for the word, "insouciant".  He never fails to use it at least once.  And since he never names the (((perpetrators))), (thus going nowhere)... it's just fun looking for that word.

Twee Surgeon's picture

I'm not sure how Putin 'Learned from the Streets of Leningrad' he was born in 1952, that's like me having post traumatic stress syndrome from watching Apocalypse now at the movie theater in the 80's. No worries, I'm fine now, I got the Prozac with the free rifle.

Turbo_diesel's picture

He was talking about growing up in the slums.

WordSmith2013's picture

PCR forgot to mention the Russian "Secret Weapon" that effectively neutralizes Western nukes.


Khibiny Electronic Warfare System: Russia Employs “Super Weapon” To Neutralize Entire U.S. Navy
Manthong's picture


“I'm not sure how Putin 'Learned from the Streets of Leningrad'”


The Soviets lost something like 27 million people in WWII compared to the US 400,000.

Most of the US deaths were military and a large number of the Soviet losses were civilian.

There is not a family in Russia who did not lose a relative.

They keep the memories of the war and their relatives dear and even the youths have that legacy in their hearts.

..unlike the insouciant US.


Manthong's picture

I was not there, but I learned from the airfield at Ash Sha'irat how feckless US leaders can be.

First of all, we wasted $200 million on the flimsy premise that Assad dropped chemical weapons on his own people,

There is no evidence of that except for the phony videos provided to the west by terrorists.

Second, the strike did not take out the airfield as the vacuous Nikki Haley claimed in public at the UN… it was wholly ineffective.

Third, many of the missiles missed and at least one landed in a civilian area.

Fourth, the strike was a good heads up to both the US and Russians how lousy our missiles are.

Lastly, one of the missiles that did hit its target took out a radar van and the poor kid sitting in it who was just there doing his job, similar to the one I did in the service.

I saw the video of his sobbing 23 year old widow who now has to raise their baby alone.

But Raytheon is ecstatic to take the replenishment order.

land_of_the_few's picture

He was born in '52. Doubtful if they had slums as we define them in the early 60s in St Pete ....unlike cities such as Manchester or London - no slum landords like Rachman. I have no doubt the kids were a bit on the tough side though and they were probably rebuildng like crazy, just like Cologne, Metz, and Warsaw.

Hilariously, Rachman was born in Lvov (in Galicia region), formerly Poland, currently the most goose-steppy HH-er city of Ukraine and provider of many fine brownshirts to the current western-backed Kiev cabal. He himself was Jewish and served in the Polish forces alonside the Western Allies.

Rachman.kept Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies as mistresses in apartments in London, both of whom were linked to the Profumo scandal.

He died at the age of 43 of a heart attack, too much excitement?


NiggaPleeze's picture


Putin was referring to his childhood growing up in the gang-controlled and impoverished slums of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

Lower Tones's picture

I was in Leningrad in 1975. Putin would have been 23 by that time. I figure that's long enough for him to have grown up, no?

Al Gophilia's picture

Is there any word more apt? I know you could try a synonym but the descriptor is succinct and incisive, even if it's beyond the pay grade of most citizens. Look it up, then look in the mirror.

OverTheHedge's picture

I understand why he uses it, but it is a frivolous word: I would use insoucant to describe how someone wore a hat, or poked fun at their parents. It doesn't really have a place in a serious article, and sticks out like a sore thumb.

Still, he has a point: (((they))) are all mad, and we are all going to die. Eventually. In the meantime, it's Mothers Day here, so much pampering required. Life goes on, until it doesn't.

Manthong's picture

See my comment above for the proper, contextual use of the word.

OverTheHedge's picture

OK, here we go: Collins English Dictionary, and below that, a random example from the internet ( I still feel that "insouciant" is more frivolous than Mr Roberts would like; nonchalant, casual, carefree, gay are all reasonable synonyms of insouciant, but he is missing the bloody-minded, desperate wilfulness of the western world's need to hide under the bedclothes and pretend all is right with the world. I am not objecting to the word, more objecting to the definition - I don't feel he is ascribing sufficient enthusiasm for avoidance. Having said that, I am struggling to find the word that I want to use to replace it. I am thinking perhaps "contempt", but it's still not exactly right. The joys of living as an ex-pat; after 20 years abroad, my grasp of English is slowly disintegrating.


An insouciant action or quality shows someone's lack of concern about something which they might be expected to take more seriously.

Synonyms: nonchalant, casual, carefree, gay   More Synonyms of insouciant Derived forms

insouciance (in?souciance)
noun insouciantly (in?souciantly)
adverb Word origin of 'insouciant' C19: from French, from in-1 + souciant worrying, from soucier to trouble, from Latin sollicit?re; compare solicitous Insouciant in a sentence

I tried to sound insouciant.
I could not be gay and insouciant, I was gloomy and silent.
He has, quite rightly, decided to adopt a more insouciant stance.
And that damned insouciant beast’s the only one to pay us the least attention!.
The likelihood of a bad outcome from this insouciant attitude toward overexpansion should have been apparent.
His right hand, the one adorned with the Holy Diadems, was scratching his chin in a rather detached and insouciant way, in stark contrast to his earlier searing demeanor.
When the gravity that holds a star is insouciant to keep a star bonded then that would imply that gravity is about cooling the star which enables the star to maintain structural integrity and when the balance it heat goes beyond the control of gravity the star overheats and it explodes.
Synonyms for insouciant casual insouciant nonchalant Insouciant definitions 1. Marked by blithe unconcern

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

The old fella is losing it, Orwell's novel was written in 1948, he just changed the last two numbers of the year around to derive 1984.

Fiat Currency's picture

You are both right. It was written in 1948 and published in 1949. Orwell himself admitted to transposing the last 2 digits to determine the future year - but he never intended for the damn thing to become a playbook for the USA & the NWO.

peddling-fiction's picture

1984 is the 100th anniversary of the Fabian Society. Coincidence?

Mr 9x19's picture

PCR should  keep the fuck calm and take his pills and  return to asylum, it is in old fart wannabe.

even me if i could live for 400 years, spamming every week WW3 gonna happen, i mostly have 100% probability to be right.


you know the sencence a broken clock gives times twice per day....

Winston Churchill's picture

As I came to the exact same conclusion as the Russian general, but a year earlier,your lack of any undestanding of

current events, puts you as a favorite in the Darwin stakes.

By the end of this summer, those that survive, will know who is right.

There is no threat of MAD when you're convinced the other player is preparing to use his nukes anyway.

As the old royal navy blasphemy goes, for what we are about to to receive.............

seataka's picture

It is inevitable..

Cornered rat syndrome

An Putin learned from cornering one as a child

neutrino3's picture

Filed under "name calling". Thank you.

Tarzan's picture

It is the number one problem, the very thing that empowers a small group of psychopaths to control the masses, while the circus rages on, and our bellies are full, we just don't care.  We're insouciant fools to allow our country to dissolve from under our noses, in exchange for another lovely day of fat happy Amerikanna!

Xena fobe's picture

And the police state is ready to take out any who do care.

loves the truth's picture

Has he ever used, Zionist Jews?

jcbudmo's picture

And the second best part is scrolling down to see how JS Bach will word his annoyance this time ;)

peopledontwanttruth's picture

They are JHVH boys.

Nothing could be further from the truth. They follow a 6 pointed star. While they had a chance to serve YHWH, they rejected him and thus eventually lost "favored nation status"! Look at Amos and Acts, they never gave themselves over to true worship and have been completely rejected by God, they're following false worship/religion since their inception as a nation.

peddling-fiction's picture

Being part of JHVH's boys is not a good thing. Please let me explain why.

His angels, including the Egregore of the fallen (Earthly princes), are part of the good old boy's network of rulers, both seen and unseen. It is the father of all dialectics.

The six pointed star is the Seal of Solomon, an instrument of magic. JHVH and his feathered felons are in the same club.

There are heavens beyond the seven heavens above under JHVH's control.

The Pharisees were and continue to be JHVH's boys. They have never been more powerful (they serve JHVH and the Egregore of the fallen). What does this fact prove, since their deeds are evil? The Bible is clear by stating that we are ruled by evil.

Jesus told THEM that they know NOT My Father, when they held JHVH in the highest regard. Older Bibles are clear to put JHVH above the rest. Not ignore the other gods.

Read my post further down.

Akzed's picture

The six pointed star is the Seal of Solomon

This is false. It was never associated in the Bible or history with David or Solomon, let alone YHWH.

In fact, see Acts 7:43, "You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan (Saturn), the idols you made to worship." Here St. Stephen is quoting the Greek version of the Old Testament's Amos 5:26. It was, and remains, Satan's emblem. It symbolizes a cube (outline it and draw a Y in the middle connecting the bottom, and top lateral points), a masonic symbol. In one of NASA's many fake photos, there appears to be a hexagram on the North Pole of Saturn, again, an outline of the star symbolizing a cube.

peddling-fiction's picture

"The Hebrew Bible states that the temple was constructed under Solomon, king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah and that during the Kingdom of Judah, the temple was dedicated to Yahweh, and is said to have housed the Ark of the Covenant."

Solomon was a magician yet dedicated the Temple to JHVH. This is the truth.

Take a look yourself.

Yet you are right about Saturn, the cube/hexagram and fake photos.

There are lots of fallen princes in the Zodiac.

I am sharing a great secret with you. Confirm this rabbit hole for yourself. Many have died in the past to pass this message to us.

Getting to know the truth requires continual adjustment and an open mind, due to the enormous amount of lies around us.

Discernment is the missing skill that comes when you connect with the Holy Spirit. Seek and ye will find if you are worthy.

Xena fobe's picture

Good point.  More money to be made that way.  Makes sense.  

peddling-fiction's picture

Bullish for the MIC and MSM.

Maybe even a sick reality show.

not a yahoo's picture

They are lucky. They have the ideal dictator in their Putin. Because a dictator is all Russians understand. As I said, real lucky for them they have someone advancing their nation, which otherwise would be a clusterfuck of permanent coups and power struggles.

land_of_the_few's picture

Oh I'm sorry, did you miss the hundreds of years of Russian history like for example when the Russian royals were good friends with, and used their armies to help the Germans to defeat the dictator Napoleon *in Paris*?

That was 1814, the same year the Brits burned the White House at the request of the Canadians, and ate the President's dinner and drank his wine.

mc888's picture

Seems like history prior to WW2 gets no airplay anymore. Doesn't suit the agenda of the neo-swamp that controls the media. Their entire universe began at that time and their entire career has been the Cold War.

Right now, all Americans, and especially students, should be studying the Spanish Civil War.


old naughty's picture

there's only one evil master, who ruled (stealthly) this planet, among others.

And those who answered to "it" have "communicated" to the sheeples (aka useful idiots), thru Economist Jan 17 cover, among others.

Why had the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch visited Antartica, after opposing so long?



JRobby's picture

Psycho Suicide Squad in charge.

What's going on in their heads? Very bad things.


Anteater's picture

Condi Rice is the acknowledged 'Russian expert' (sic). In her latest tome, 'Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom' , Rice opines that the USA is in good hands (...the best! We have the best genes, everyone says so!...), and  You People all need to learn to sit down and STFU!! USA is the best Republiocracy that money can buy.

Akzed's picture

3rd Temple construction begins


God will not allow that to happen.

peddling-fiction's picture

Beginning construction is an act that will be judged.

Finishing the 3rd Temple is another story.

Akzed's picture

Socrates Scholasticus (ca. A.D. 379-450)
"Ecclesiastical History"
Book III, Chapter XX

The emperor [Julian the Apostate] in another attempt to molest the Christians exposed his superstition. Being fond of sacrificing, he not only himself delighted in the blood of victims, but considered it an indignity offered to him, if others did not do likewise. And as he found but few persons of this stamp, he sent for the Jews and enquired of them why they abstained from sacrificing, since the law of Moses enjoined it? On their replying that it was not permitted them to do this in any other place than Jerusalem, he immediately ordered them to rebuild Solomon's temple. Meanwhile he himself proceeded on his expedition against the Persians. The Jews who had been long desirous of obtaining a favorable opportunity for rearing their temple afresh in order that they might therein offer sacrifice, applied themselves very vigorously to the work. Moreover, they conducted themselves with great insolence toward the Christians, and threatened to do them as much mischief, as they had themselves suffered from the Romans. The emperor having ordered that the expenses of this structure should be defrayed out of the public treasury, all things were soon provided, such as timber and stone, burnt brick, clay, lime, and all other materials. necessary for building. On this occasion Cyril bishop of Jerusalem, called to mind the prophecy of Daniel, which Christ also in the holy gospels has confirmed, and predicted in the presence of many persons, that the time had indeed come 'in which one stone should not be left upon another in that temple,' but that the Saviour's prophetic declaration should have its full accomplishment. Such were the bishop's words: and on the night following, a mighty earthquake tore up the stones of the old foundations of the temple and dispersed them all together with the adjacent edifices. Terror consequently possessed the Jews on account of the event; and the report of it brought many to the spot who resided at a great distance: when therefore a vast multitude was assembled, another prodigy took place. Fire came down from heaven and consumed all the builders' tools: so that the flames were seen preying upon mallets, irons to smooth and polish stones, saws, hatchets, adzes, in short all the various implements which the workmen had procured as necessary for the undertaking; and the fire continued burning among these for a whole day. The Jews indeed were in the greatest possible alarm, and unwillingly confessed Christ, calling him God: yet they did not do his will; but influenced by inveterate prepossessions they still clung to Judaism. Even a third miracle which afterwards happened failed to lead them to a belief of the truth. For the next night luminous impressions of a cross appeared imprinted on their garments, which at daybreak they in vain attempted to rub or wash out. They were therefore 'blinded' as the apostle says, and cast away the good which they had in their hands: and thus was the temple, instead of being rebuilt, at that time wholly overthrown.

pluto the dog's picture

its garbage. they cant build it because they dont have the original plans. unless the original plans magically appear its not going to happen. they are cursed, forever doomed, always wanting and never attaining no matter how much wealth and power they draw to them lol, CURSED.

Schlump's picture

My missile strikes will be tremendous. But China and Russia will be destroyed before they can respond. Sad

BeanusCountus's picture

Only if Iran is weaker at the end of the day. And they couldn't give two shits about Syria.