Paul Craig Roberts Fears "Another Step Towards Armageddon"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

The US military/security complex has taken another step toward Armageddon.

The Pentagon has prepared a nuclear posture review (NPR) that gives the OK to development of smaller “useable” nuclear weapons and permits their use in response to a non-nuclear attack.

As Reagan and Gorbachev understood, but the warmongers who have taken over America do not, there are far too many nuclear weapons already. Some scientists have concluded that even the use of 10 percent of either the US or Russian arsenal would suffice to destroy life on earth.

It is reckless and irresponsible for Washington to make such a decision in the wake of years of aggressive actions taken against Russia. The Clinton criminal regime broke Washington’s promise that NATO would not move one inch to the East. The George W. Bush criminal regime pulled out of the ABM Treaty and changed US war doctrine to elevate the use of nuclear weapons from retaliation to first strike. The Obama criminal regime launched a frontal propaganda attack on Russia with crazed Hillary’s denunciation of President Putin as “the new Hitler.” In an effort to evict Russia from its naval base in Crimea, the criminal Obama regime overthrew the Ukrainian government during the Sochi Olympics and installed a Washington puppet. US missile bases have been established on Russia’s border, and NATO conducts war games against Russia on Russian borders.

This is insanity. These and other gratuitous provocations have convinced the Russian military’s Operation Command that Washington is planning a surprise nuclear attack on Russia. The Russian government has replied to these provocations with the statement that Russia will never again fight a war on its own territory.

Those such as myself and Stephen Cohen, who point out that Washington’s reckless and irresponsible behavior has created an enemy out of a country that very much wanted to be friends, do not get much attention from the presstitute media. The US military/security complex needs an enemy sufficient to justify its vast budget and power, and the Western media has accommodated that selfish and dangerous need.

Russia today is far stronger and better armed than the Soviet Union ever was. Russia also has an alliance with China, an economic and military power. This alliance was created by Washington’s threats against both countries.

Europe and Japan need to understand that they have responsibility for the resurrection of the Cold War in a far more dangerous form than existed in the 20th century. Europe and Japan, whose political leaders are owned by Washington, have taken money from Washington and sold out their peoples along with the rest of humanity.

The entirety of the Western World is devoid of intelligent political leadership. This leaves countries such as Russia, China and Iran with the challenge of preserving life on earth as the Western World pushes humanity toward Armageddon.


gdpetti The_Juggernaut Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:53 Permalink

I prefer to use the term "Purgatory", as David R. Hawkins used it once... one level/dimension of "The TRee"... where the 'dark side' or dark shepherds, gods etc rule us here... the negative polarity... .think EU theory along the central axis of the 'Tree'... they feed off of negative energy... so first they have to raise the herd so that they can later exploit/feed off of it.... thus the challenge of life here... and that 'challenge' is the key to understanding WTF is going on and why. Purgatory is a school in self conscious awareness... run like an obstacle course.... no pain, no gain... we learn the hard way, not the easy way.... only a small percent ever 'graduate' in any cycle... and that cycle is setup ahead of time with Mother Nature swinging on in every so often to clean house... this time is the end of the school term, so the clean up op will be rather significant...

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Victor999 napper Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:04 Permalink

The fatal flaw of the very concept of democracy/republic.  The masses don't really rule - they are manipulated.  No wonder democracy is the chosen type of government by the Chosen.  They detested the monarchies of Europe because monarchies don't allow for much control or manipulation - finally got rid of the important ones with WWI.  They tested the concept of democracies with the American and French revolutions, inspired by Jewish philosophers.  Now they are bringing democracy and freedom to the world.  God help us.

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BigJim Victor999 Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:05 Permalink

Something to remember is that when an absolute monarch was overthrown - a fairly common occurrence - his debts died with him. Whereas debt racked up by a democratically-elected government continues, even if there's the equivalent of a coup (say, a vote of no confidence) or the (nominal) head of state dies.

Which explains why bankers often funded the overthrow of non-democratic governments.

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Norfry BigJim Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:01 Permalink

Representative democracy is not democracy, it's a form of oligarchy - the sovereignty of smaller numbers of 'self chosen' 'special' self-important people - called democratic to bewilder and control the people.  Like calling a couple of asses a herd of horses.

Actual democracy confers sovereignty on the public, typically expressed via a majority vote. Often called direct democracy. Oligarchs like to remind us how unworkable it is. Not smart like them. 

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Recriminator stizazz Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:26 Permalink

For the two Obama terms we have been reducing our military strength and backing away from Bad Guys. I'm surprised at the apparent "blame America first" reaction to Trumps efforts (mostly rhetorical) to re-assert our military. Left to their own devices - you can bet your favorite body part that Russia, China and Iran will go into "offensive mode". Other "thorns in our side" are No Korea, Venezuela and Cuba. Instead of bitching Trump out, we should hope his personal efforts to motivate real, dues paying allies, getting them to commit to cooperative defense against the aforementioned threats.

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trulz4lulz Boris Alatovkrap Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:53 Permalink

Is McMagaggedon, too much? 

PCR makes avalid point that a lot of people seemed to have glossed over. A 700billion yearly budget is astronomical. 

Meanwhile, in the town I live in, it took nearly 4 years, millions of dollars and acts of God to bypass red tape, to repave and put in new water piping over about 6 blocks. 

I just read an article about a bridge built in China with 6 rail lanes, it's double decked and has freight rain and passenger car lanes also. It's over 45km of water and is expected to take 5 years to complete. Didn't catch the price, wasn't enough to take note of. 

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HRClinton Boris Alatovkrap Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:38 Permalink

For perspective that just needs to be shared and bears constant repeating...


VIS MAIOR Mr. Universe Jan 10, 2018 11:51 PMPermalink

As long as usa  exists there will never be peace where usa put "foot"

U.S interventions around the globe (interventions, operations, instigations)
1840 - invasion of Fiji.
1841 - genocide on the island of Upolu (Drummond).
1843 - invasion of China.
1846-1848 war with Mexico.
1846 - aggression against the New Granada (Colombia).
1849 - shelling of Indochina.
1852 - invasion of Argentina.
1853-1856 - invasion of China.
1853 - invasion of Argentina and Nicaragua.
1854 - the destruction of the Nicaraguan city of San Juan del Norte.
1854 - an attempt to capture the Hawaiian Islands.
1855 - invasion and coup in Nicaragua.
1855 - invasion of Fiji and Uruguay.
1856 - invasion of Panama.
1858 - intervention in Fiji, genocide.
1858 - invasion of Uruguay.
1859 - attack on the Japanese fort of Taku.
1859 - invasion of Angola.
1860 - invasion of Panama.
1863 - punitive expedition to Shimonoseki (Japan).
1864 - military expedition to Japan.
1865 - invasion of Paraguay, genocide, 85% of the population destroyed.
1865 - intervention of Panama, coup d'état.
1866 - an attack on Mexico.
1866 - punitive expedition to China.
1867 - attack on the Midway Islands.
1868 - repeated invasion of Japan.
1868 - invasion of Uruguay and Colombia.
1874 - the entry of troops into China and Hawaii.
1876 ??- invasion of Mexico.
1878 - attack on Samoa.
1882 - the entry of troops into Egypt.
1888 - an attack on Korea.
1889 - punitive expedition to Hawaii.
1890 - the introduction of troops in Haiti.
1890 - the introduction of troops into Argentina.
1891 - intervention in Chile.
1891 - punitive expedition to Haiti.
1893 - the introduction of troops into Hawaii, the invasion of China.
1894 - intervention in Nicaragua.
1894-1896 - invasion of Korea.
1894-1895 - the war in China.
1895 - invasion of Panama.
1896 - the invasion of Nicaragua.
1898 - the capture of the Philippines, genocide (600,000 Filipinos).
1898 - invasion of the port of San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua).
1898 - the capture of the Hawaiian Islands.
1899-1901 - war with the Philippines.
1899 - invasion of the Nicaraguan port of Bluefields.
1901 - the entry of troops into Colombia.
1902 - invasion of Panama.
1903 - the entry of troops into Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Syria.
1904 - the entry of troops into Korea, Morocco.
1904-1905 - intervention in the Russo-Japanese War.
1905 - intervention in the revolution in Honduras.
1905 - the entry of troops to Mexico.
1905 - the entry of troops into Korea.
1906 - invasion of the Philippines.
1906-1909 - invasion of Cuba.
1907 - operations in Nicaragua.
1907 - intervention in the revolution in the Dominican Republic.
1907 - participation in the war of Honduras with Nicaragua.
1908 - invasion of Panama.
1910 - invasion of Bluefields and Corintho (Nicaragua).
1911 - intervention in Honduras.
1911 - genocide in the Philippines.
1911 - the introduction of troops into China.
1912 - the capture of Havana (Cuba).
1912 - intervention in Panama during the elections.
1912 - invasion of Honduras.
1912-1933 - the occupation of Nicaragua.
1914 - intervention in the Dominican Republic.
1914-1918 - a series of incursions into Mexico.
1914-1934 - the occupation of Haiti.
1916-1924 - occupation of the Dominican Republic.
1917-1933 - the occupation of Cuba.
1918-1922 - occupation of the Russian Far East.
1918-1920 - the introduction of troops into Panama.
1919 - landing of troops in Costa Rica.
1919 - war against the Serbs in Dolmatia on the side of Italy.
1919 - intervention in Honduras during the elections.
1920 - intervention in Guatemala.
1922 - intervention in Turkey.
1922-1927 - intervention in China.
1924-1925 - invasion of Honduras.
1925 - military operations in Panama.
1926 - the invasion of Nicaragua.
1927-1934 - the occupation of China.
1932 - the invasion of El Salvador.
1936 - intervention in Spain.
1937 - won with Japan.
1937 - intervention in Nicaragua, state coup.
1939 - the introduction of troops in China.
1941-1945 - the genocide of the civilian population of Germany (Dresden, Hamburg).
1945 - nuclear attack on Japan.
1945-1991 - sabotage activity against the USSR. (Invasion of the airspace - more than 5000, parachute assaults -
1940, direct diversions, the total budget - 13 trillion dollars).
1946 - punitive operations in Yugoslavia.
1946-1949 - the bombing of China.
1947-1948 - Reconciliation of Vietnam, genocide.
1947-1949 - military operations in Greece.
1948-1953 - military operations in the Philippines.
1948 - military coup in Peru.
1948 - military coup in Nicaragua.
1948 - military coup in Costa Rica.
1949-1953 - attempts to overthrow the government in Albania.
1950 - punitive operations in Puerto Rico.
1950-1953 - intervention in Korea.
1951 - military assistance to Chinese rebels.
1953-1964 - security operations in British Guyana.
1953 - the overthrow of Mossadegh, who received 99.9% of the vote in the referendum.
1953 - Forcible deportation of the Inuit (Greenland).
1954 - Overthrow of the government in Guatemala.
1956 - the beginning of military assistance to Tibetan insurgents in the fight against China.
1957-1958 - an attempt to overthrow the government in Indonesia.
1958 - the occupation of Lebanon.
1958 - bombing of Indonesia.
1959 - the entry of troops into Laos.
1959 - punitive operations in Haiti.
1960 - military operations in Ecuador.
1960 - invasion of Guatemala.
1960 - Support for a military coup in El Salvador.
1960-1965 - interference in the internal affairs of the Congo. Support Mobutu.
1961-1964 - a military coup in Brazil.
1961 - a terrorist war against Cuba using bacteriological weapons.
1962 - punitive operations in Guatemala.
1963-1966 - coup d'état and punitive operations in the Dominican Republic.
1964 - punitive operation in Panama.
1964 - support for the coup in Brazil.
1964-1974 - interference in the internal affairs of Greece.
1965 - a coup d'état in Indonesia, genocide.
1965-1973 - aggression against Vietnam.
1966 - intervention in Guatemala.
1967 - Support for the coup and subsequent fascist regime in Greece.
1968 - hunting for Che Guevara in Bolivia.
1971-1973 - the bombing of Laos.
1971 - American military assistance in the coup in Bolivia.
1972 - the entry of troops into Nicaragua.
1973 - coup in Chile.
1973 - terror in Uruguay.
1974 - Support for the regime of Moboth in Zaire.
1974 - preparation of aggression in Portugal.
1974 - attempted coup in Cyprus.
1975 - the occupation of Western Sahara, the introduction of troops in Morocco.
1975 - interference in the internal affairs of Australia.
1975 - an attack on Cambodia.
1975-1989 - Support for the genocide in East Timor.
1978 - military assistance to the dictator, financing of the genocide.
1979 - Support for the cannibal Bocas.
1979 - military assistance to the rebels of Yemen.
1980-1992 - military presence in El Salvador, special operations, genocide.
1980-1990 - military assistance to Iraq. A million dead in ten years.
1980 - support and funding of the Khmer Rouge.
1980 - operation "Gladio" in Italy, 86 victims.
1980 - punitive operation in South Korea.
1981 - attempted coup in Zambia.
1981 - military pressure on Libya, downed two Libyan aircraft.
1981-1990 - Contra support, terrorism, genocide.
1982 - interference in the internal affairs of Suriname.
1982-1983 - attack on Lebanon.
1982 - Support for the genocide in Guatemala.
1983 - intervention in Grenada.
1983 - interference in the internal affairs of Angola.
1984 - two Iranian planes were shot down.
1984 - mining of the bays of Nicaragua.
1985 - financing of the genocide in Chad.
1986 - an attack on Libya.
1986-1987 - attack on an Iranian ship in international waters, the destruction of the Iranian oil platform.
1986 - financing and military support of social terror, seizure of natural resources.
1987-1988 - participation in the Iraq war against Iran, the use of chemical weapons.
1988 - financing of terror and genocide in Turkey.
1988 - the explosion of a passenger plane "Pan American" over Scotland. The wine was recognized in 2003.
1988 - invasion of Honduras.
1988 - the destruction of the Iranian passenger aircraft.
1989 - intervention in Panama.
1989 - two Libyan planes were shot down.
1989 - bombing in the Philippines.
1989 - punitive operation on the Virgin Islands.
1990 - the genocide in Guatemala.
1990 - Iraq's naval blockade.
1990 - financing of the Bulgarian opposition ($ 1.5 million)
1991 - aggression against Iraq.
1991 - the bombing of Kuwait.
1992-1994 - the occupation of Somalia.
1992 - genocide and terror in the capture of the natural resources of Angola (destroyed 650,000 people).
1993-1995 - the bombing of Bosnia.
1994-1996 - terror against Iraq.
1994 - genocide in Rwanda (about 800,000 people).
1995 - the bombing of Croatia.
1998 - the destruction of a missile strike by a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan.
1998 - the bombing of Iraq.
1999 - aggression against Yugoslavia.
2001 - invasion of Afghanistan.
2002 - the entry of troops into the Philippines.
2003 - actions in Liberia.
2003 - clashes with Syrian border guards.
2004 - the entry of troops into Haiti.
2004 - Attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea.
2008 - the invasion of Pakistan.
2008 - The war in South Ossetia
2011 - The war in Libya
2013 - The war in Syria
2014 - The War in Ukraine?

"MAGA" is just a line -- a dinner bell -- to make Useful Idiots salivate, like Pavlov's dogs.

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hvl626 HRClinton Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:32 Permalink


And if we review history, every one of these military actions [with a few exceptions] was instigated by Wall Street financiers wanting to exploit some resource of the nation. Since 1913, WS has relied upon funds embezzled from the government using the FRBNY’s exclusive handling of funds from auctions of Treasury securities (ref. 31 CFR 375.3) which have never been audited.




Complaining about government action will not solve the problem. Do not anticipate any relief until the source of the problem is eliminated.    [the lengthy military engagement list was compiled in a GAO report.]

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ebworthen Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:18 Permalink

The King let the Gardener have his way with the Queen whenever he wanted to, a long time ago. 

This is just the palace guard thinking they have someone's honor to defend, and a job to do.

Dr. Engali Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:26 Permalink

Damn! I just got a doom porn woody! Come on baby, I don’t want to die a 54 year old divorced farther of three virgin! According to Paul this might be our last night on earth together. Give it up baby, let’s put this doom woody to good use. 

Alananda Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:26 Permalink

Veterans Today -- at least 60% pure, according to Senior Editor and Chief-ton Gordon Duff (cf. Jim Dean, Tonto) -- has previously and meticulously documented and broadcasted the ancient truth of PCR's "revelation" and "fear".  [PCR never names (((those))) who have the power to squelch naming.]  PCR does not reference sources showing use of micro-nukes to date, however "ill-documented" for nit-picky "scientist-deniers".

Consider the dustification of WTC 1 & 2.

This is NOT "fear porn", IMO.  It's misdirection, malinformation from a veteran of Deep State now masquerading as a limited hang-out champion of lies.

Malleus Maleficarum Yars Revenge Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:28 Permalink

So true! Those ragheads have really ramped up the attacks on The Homeland recently, and turning our nation into a police state has only emboldened the bastards. We should start by getting all the Iraqi dual-citizens and other Muslim traitors out of our government! And if they still insist on killing thousands of innocent Americans, forcibly converting us to Islam and otherwise screwing us over, we might just have to partner up with our great ally Israel and invade the entire Middle East. You know, teach them a lesson they'll never forget!

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Recriminator Yars Revenge Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:43 Permalink

"Friends with Russia" would appear to be a logical goal. I'll go out on a limb and say the whole process is in Putin's hands. While trump IS SURELY an egotist and quasi-narcissist - he is a model democratic leader compared to his KGB counterpart Putin. On paper it would work; they have dozens, if not hundreds of areas to enhance the lives of the people in both countries. PUTIN is the mystery - we know not what he really wants. He and his henchmen have skimmed hundreds of billions of dollars - I'm sure it's secure. Like Trump, Putin could phase-out and join the ranks of the rich, famous and VERY INFLUENTIAL.While this path is unlikely, no doubt Trump and Putin could create a lot of legitimate business between them - and the working citizens.


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HRClinton ZeroBeek Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:00 Permalink

Russia and China do not need to get into an all-out Nuclear Exchange with the US.

They merely need to degrade the US military enough, to do a swarm invasion of the continent. China alone could send in tens of millions, in a human tsunami and clear one region after another.

You start with EMP bursts and take it from there in MMA (Mixed Military Arts) of symmetric and asymetric warfare.

American war mongers and their (((financiers))) must never wage war on the world again. They must be removed from the gene pool.

'Hostis humani generis delenda est.' 

As for the rest...

Sword smiths shall become plow smiths, so to speak.

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I am Groot Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:47 Permalink

Roberts, Dude ! You seriously need to get a grip. Crack a beer, pour a scotch, have a cigar or a doobie. Do whatever it takes to relax and chill out. Life is scary enough without the doom porn every 5 minutes. Our government all around the world suck ass. They are definitely going to fuck up all of our lives. The only thing we can do is prepare as best as we can to handle things, suck it up and drive on.


Russia is not stronger than it was under the Soviet Union. Rusting hulks of subs litter the harbors of naval bases. Thousands of tanks sit rusting. Russia is more technologically advanced, but they don't have nearly the numbers as they used to. NATO is approximately 9 times larger in military strength than Russia. Russia and China have always been communist associates and competitors. Never friends. This was an interesting counter move to Russia employment of intermediate tactical nuclear weapons.

Conservative C… Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:52 Permalink

You can listen to Stephen Cohen every week evenings on the John Bachelor Show. 

(Radio) It will make you a believer. I always thought that Russia should have been our ally against the Muslims and Chinese. We have to, to survive, but alas, that hope is gone now. War is coming and the Bible foretells it. We all know it’s true, you can feel it in your bones if you’re not too stressed out on work and the laundry list. Wish things could have been different. but at least we may have some time of peace left. Enjoy your friends and family, that’s what counts! ( and go skiing for Pete’s sake!)

Alananda Conservative C… Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:57 Permalink

I feel sure (((Stephen Cohen))), on the "John Bachelor Show", will assist me in getting married.  I have lived for 70 years and look forward to his advice, guidance, and counseling.  In the meantime, and in mean times do we live, what POTUS advised us to "go shopping" after 9-11??  Skiing??  (Well, we have entered the 21st Century of Lies, have we not?)

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Conservative C… Alananda Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:11 Permalink

Check out John’s show on late night Radio. It’s mostly history, people, wars, politics. It’s really good. Plus Stephen Cohen butts in on all things Russian. John can’t get him to shut up for commercial break though. It’s hilarious! As for skiing, it’s fun to hike up peaks and ski off the summits. Can’t do it much anymore due to back issues, but we skiers all know that if Muslims did it they probably wouldn’t be so pissed off at the world!

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turkey george palmer Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:55 Permalink

Don't worry man, life on Earth is a crock of shit. We have had plenty of opportunities to fix things but all we do is seek wealth. Now it's paper wealth and we don't produce shit. Everyone running around in 4500 lb SUV s burning a finite resource for what? To get to a job to pay the man his cut of your life. While 70% or something of the world lives on a few dollars a week. We can't just not survive so something has to come along to kill is off. What better way than a global nuclear war


Stinkbug 1 turkey george palmer Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:14 Permalink

True that, but only from a human perspective.

God gave humans 'dominion' over the earth....

The nuance lost in biblical translation was that we are not the masters, but rather the custodians here, and must use our power to maintain that special magical god-given equilibrium that extends from microscopic biome to macro-universe for the greater good: The tree of life.

Sometimes it boils down to simply not fucking things up.

But regardless of how some humans Have totally fucked things up, it is still our mandate from God to carry on as best we can in this most sacred pursuit for the good of the planet.

Stay strong earthings, what have we got to lose??

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napper francis scott … Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:11 Permalink

All the Islamic terrorists believe in god - they've created hell. All the Zionists believe in god - they've created hell. All the Catholics believe in god - they've created hell ...


Seems that one of the first things civilized people should do in order to create a heavenly world would be to remove fervently religious people and eradicate all religions.

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