"It's Up To Europe" - Paul Craig Roberts On What Can Be Done To Save The World

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

It is up to Europe whether or not the Earth dies in nuclear Armageddon.

European governments do not realize their potential to save the world from Washington’s aggression, because the western Europeans are accustomed to being Washington’s vassal states since the end of World War 2, and the eastern and central Europeans have accepted Washington’s vassalage since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Vassalage pays well if all the costs are not counted.

By joining NATO, the eastern and central Europeans permitted Washington to move US military presence to Russia’s borders. This military presence on Russia’s borders gave Washington undue confidence that Russia also could be coerced into a vassal state existence. Despite the dire fate of the two finest armies ever assembled—Napoleon’s Grand Army and that of Germany’s Wehrmacht—Washington hasn’t learned that the two rules of warfare are: (1) Don’t march on Russia. (2) Don’t march on Russia.

Because of Europe’s subservience to Washington, Washington is unlikely to learn this lesson before Washington marches on Russia.

Washington in its hubristic idiocy has already begun this march piecemeal with the coup in Ukraine and with its attacks on Syrian military positions. As I wrote earlier this week, Washington is escalating the crisis in Syria.

What can stop this before it explodes into war is eastern and central Europe’s decision to disengage as enablers of Washington’s aggression.

There are no benefits to Europe of being in NATO. Europeans are not threatened by Russian aggression, but they are threatened by Washington’s aggression against Russia. If the American neoconservatives and their Israeli allies succeed in provoking a war, all of Europe would be destroyed. Forever.

What is wrong with European politicians that they take this risk with the peoples that they govern?

Europe is still a place of beauty constructed by humans over the ages—architecturally, artistically, and intellectually—and the museum should not be destroyed. Once free of Washington’s vassalage, Europe could even be brought back to creative life.

Europe is already suffering economically from Washington’s illegal sanctions against Russia forced upon Europeans by Washington and from the millions of non-European refugees flooding the European countries fleeing from Washington’s illegal wars against Muslim peoples, wars that Americans are forced to fight for the benefit of Israel.

What do Europeans get for the extreme penalties imposed on them as Washington’s vassals? They get nothing but the threat of Armageddon. A small handful of European “leaders” get enormous subsidies from Washington for enabling Washington’s illegal agendas. Just take a look at Tony Blair’s enormous fortune, which is not the normal reward for a British prime minister.

Europeans, including the “leaders,” have much more to gain from being connected to the Russia/China Silk Road project. It is the East that is rising, not the West. The Silk Road would connect Europe to the rising East. Russia has undeveloped territory full of resources—Siberia—that is larger than the United States. On a purchasing power parity basis, China is already the world’s largest economy. Militarily the Russian/Chinese alliance is much more than a match for Washington.

If Europe had any sense, any leadership, it would tell Washington good-bye.

What is the value to Europe of Washington’s hegemony over the world? How do Europeans, as opposed to a handful of politicians receiving bags full of money from Washington, benefit from their vassalage to Washington? Not one benefit can be identified. Washington’s apologists say that Europe is afraid of being dominated by Russia. So why aren’t Europeans afraid of their 73 years of domination by Washington, especially a domination that is leading them into military conflict with Russia?

Unlike Europeans and Russians, Americans have scant experience with wartime casualties. Just one World War 1 battle, the Battle of Verdun, produced more casualties than the battle deaths that US has experienced in all the wars of its existence beginning with the Revolutionary War for independence from Britain.

The World War 1 Battle of Verdun,which took place prior to the US entry into the war, was the longest and most costly battle in human history. An estimate in 2000 found a total of 714,231 casualties, 377,231 French and 337,000 German, for an average of 70,000 casualties a month; other recent estimates increase the number of casualties to 976,000 during the battle, with 1,250,000 suffered at Verdun during the war.

In contrast, US casualties for World War 1 after US entry were 53,402 battle deaths and 200,000 non-mortal woundings.

Here is the list of US battle deaths from the War of Revolution through the “global war on terror” as of August 2017:

  • American Revolution: 4,435
  • War of 1812: 2,260
  • Wars against native Americans (1817-1898): 1,000
  • Mexican War: 1,733
  • War of Northern Aggression :
  • North: 104,414
  • South: 74,524
  • Spanish-American War: 385
  • World War 2: 291,557
  • Korean War: 33,739
  • Vietnam War: 47,434
  • Gulf War: 148

This comes to 561,629 battle deaths

If we add the battle deaths of the global war on terror as of Aug. 2017 - 6,930 - we have 568,559 US battle deaths in all US wars.

That compares to 714,231 casualties, from which I am unable at this time to separate battle deaths from non-mortal wounds and maiming from a single World War 1 battle that did not involve US soldiers.

In other words, except for the Confederate States and native Americans, who endured enormous Union war crimes, the US has no experience of war. So Washington enters war with ease. The next time, however, will be Armageddon, and Washington will no longer exist. And neither will the rest of us.

US deaths in World War 1 were low because the US did not enter the war until the last year. Similarly in World War 2. Japan was defeated by the loss of her navy and air force and by the firebombing of Tokyo and other Japanese cities, which required few US battle deaths. The nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were gratuitous and took place when Japan was asking to surrender. Approximately 200,000 Japanese civilians died in the nuclear attacks and no Americans except prisoners of war held in those cities. In Europe, as in World War 1, the US did not enter the war against Germany until the last year when the Wehrmacht had already been broken and defeated by the Soviet Red Army. The Normandy invasion faced scant opposition as all German forces were on the Russian front.

If there is a World War 3 the US and all of the Western world would be immediately destroyed as nothing stands between the West and the extraordinary nuclear capability of Russia except the likelihood of complete and total destruction. If China enters on Russia’s side, as is expected, the destruction of the entirety of the Western World will be for all time.

Why does Europe enable this scenario? Is there no humanity, no intelligence left anywhere in Europe? Is Europe nothing but a collection of cattle awaiting slaughter from the machinations of the crazed American neocons? Are there no European political leaders with one ounce of common sense, one ounce of integrity?

If not, doom is upon us as there is no humanity or intelligence in Washington.

Europe must take the lead, especially the central Europeans. These are peoples who were liberated from the Nazis by the Russians and who have in the 21st century experienced far more aggression from Washington’s pursuit of its hegemony they they have experienced from Moscow.

If Europe breaks away from Washington’s control, there is hope for life. If not, we are as good as dead.


pissonmefico halcyon Fri, 05/04/2018 - 07:42 Permalink

It's more up to Russia to save the world than Europe or China. The best way to know that is Washington's (Israel's) propaganda campaign and military provocation of Russia. The U.S. and China depend too much on each other for their economic survival and it should be obvious that they are close allies.

Any sabre rattling between the U.S. and China is theater necessary to fool American Patriots into believing that their government would never be allied with totalitarian fascist thugs - yeah right!


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Jung Quantify Fri, 05/04/2018 - 03:54 Permalink

Refugees caused by Israel/US wars leads to it and the EU can clean it up for the hatred sown by the Israelis: 9/11 worked, so many Muslims killed and still get the blame for daring to escape those wars. Cunning Jews!

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TeethVillage88s Yen Cross Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:22 Permalink

USA & Europe are under control of Rasputin types, of charlatans, of racketeers, of criminal propagandists.

- Planned Inflation with your Taxes & Usury, why yes please, I never want to leave the work place to study, pursuit other talents and dreams, nor retire

- OT, hey why not get Germany to test 5G Tech & get their doctors to review for the USA before we implement, or where has 5G already been implemented and where are the studies?

- Europeans like Cold Winters and High Gas prices, they like authority, regimentation, war, and deprivation ... I guess

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BrownCoat TeethVillage88s Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:34 Permalink

Paul Craig Roberts heaps all the blame on the USSA... because blaming someone else sells.
IMO, Europe is complicit in the aggression. Look at the EU's behavior. Not only do they wish to include more countries in their totalitarian Ponzi scheme, they also want to prevent people from leaving. The EU has successfully held the UK for 681 days and counting. 

One powerful despot seeking to dominate another, just like in Medieval times (or throughout human history).  

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Dun_Dulind Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:04 Permalink

The EU is already toast - the only way to clean that shit hole up is offering every Islamic mongrel 2 choices:

Get the fuck out or it's the pogrom for you.

VideoEng_NC SpanishGoop Fri, 05/04/2018 - 03:12 Permalink

It's that plus the fact that what looks good on paper usually doesn't translate to application.  At the core, the EU doesn't work because of tribalism.  In an effort to transcend their tribalism they've decided to become multicultural & let in the Muslim hoards.  Good f-ing luck now, of all things France is leading the charge.  Napolean weeps...

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jcbudmo Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:17 Permalink

Are there no European political leaders with one ounce of common sense, one ounce of integrity?

They exist, like Orban, Farage and Le Pen, but they are kept out of power by the corrupt, subservient and idiotic elite and the cultural marxist media.

And the electorates are mostly brainwashed fools that beleive whatever they're told to beleive.

There's no hope for Europe, they fiddle with their smart phones while Europe burns.

GreatUncle jcbudmo Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:50 Permalink

The only hope for europe is to remove all censorship so the population can see WTF is going on.

Governments cannot allow this that is why european populations need to see their governments and their mercs as enemy combatants now.

Not going to happen ... not worth betting on WW3 you will never collect.

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:34 Permalink

Those numbers look very low. Only 4K people died during the US Revolution?

Only 180K people died during the US Civil War? I thought at least 500K people in the south died!

Any US history majors here with other numbers?

As far as NATO, I agree Shut it down. It's a joke mostly because Turkey is still included.

Yen Cross Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:43 Permalink

  The eur/usd capitulation phase is happening.

  Must be some options on the 1.20 handle before the payroll numbers.

  Next week is gonna be ugly for the $usd.

Jasher Fri, 05/04/2018 - 03:07 Permalink

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

NemesisteM Fri, 05/04/2018 - 03:10 Permalink

It will be either all out war, or all out slavery to the Ziotards.  Russia, China and Iran are the barrier and the catalyst to each scenario.  

GreatUncle NemesisteM Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:58 Permalink

Take your pick then? War or slavery ... observing the despair of an opioid epedemic and rapidly increasing homeless under bridges war might soon be the preferred option.

The question and doubt for all governments in the west is ... will the population fight with us or against us for the atrocities committed against their own.

Don't think you can call it myself because too many people know what their governments have done in their name and if the only future you have is nuclear radiation it does not tend to keep those criminal governments safe.

Just so glad I never had kids for them to glow in the dark in some nuclear future, be turned to ashes or robbed under the NIRP economic system the globalists have imposed on people would be criminal.


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Joe A Fri, 05/04/2018 - 03:33 Permalink

The problem is, Europe is easy to divide. The US knows how to play that game all too well. The US would never allow for Europe to "break away". That being said, the US needs Europe just as bad as Europe needs the US. We are joined at the hip by a shared economic and financial systems (and debt). A trade war with between Europe and the US would risk that transatlantic relation. If Europe wants to break away then sacrifices need to be made. There then has to be an European army including nuclear weapons that we can point at anybody at any moment. I don't see that happening.

africoman Fri, 05/04/2018 - 04:00 Permalink


--------Damn I am Re-Posting, just bear with me----------

The escalation cycles the west <<<vassals of Israhell took>>> and failed bigly to bring the hot war with Iran/Russia/Syria in the last month only:

  • UK: Skripal case a violation of Britain's sovereignty by Russia blah blah then expelling 100 diplomats and closure of an embassy, consulate before OPCW investigation result release or without any evidence
  • UK/US/France: Syria false accusations of Syria about "Syrian regime chemical attack on its people in Douma" blah blah  and they went on sham airstrikes on Apr 14 before OPCW investigation body arrival on the alleged scene or without any evidence
  • that slick chubby mother f*ker, funeral bomber, Saudistan MBS receiving a red carpet welcome in UK/USA/France lobbying his 'subscribed' agenda promising moor $$$$$billions of weapons purchase
  • France: Macron having a historic visit to America then Macron allegedly was traveling to convince Orange to keep the JCPOA deal then suddenly they were discussing to have a new JCPOA deal<<<something of a Macron vision funny that dumb have a vision>>>
  • Amidst the continuation of airstrikes by evil-led coalition force or Israhells to Syrian/Iranian troops hence killing dozens and dozens 
  • Germany: Then Merkel went to America to have discussed it, obviously due to Orang embarrassing her that he got no reason why he should exempt Germany from the new import tax reform blah blah and JCPOA not dealt or so it seems we don't know what they talk behind the door
  • Massive airstrikes and disinfo about Iran having built big military bases and weapon warehouses blah blah which doesn't exist except Iran uses Syrians bases while killing them by the number. Even if they built it's in Syria and it's none of their business.It's like someone shouting "He has a gun"  hello "where ?" "In his house" The wolf wants you disarmed, like gun grab agenda in the USA
  • May 12 approaching fast without them getting the excuse for Orange to scrap the deal despite an enormous almost to an unseen level of provocations
  • Not surprisingly OPCW verification/report came there was no chemical attack even there to begin and interviewed those children who were allegedly attacked by the chemicals in the video they concocted up,
  • The FF they used was exposed to unseen level everywhere then MSM buried it
  • Then Rabid Bibi Seitanyahoo's Iran has secret nuclear blah blah presentation, Obviously, a backup plan connected to May 12 on w/c it helps Orange Jesus/America would scrap the JCPOA deal or at least undermine it grossly then get it scrapped by next seasons.
  • Romania will become the first European Union member to relocate its Israel embassy to Jerusalem
  • Clearly, as seen EU countries one after another used for MIGA, and no peep from others resisting the war bandwagon, nor requested evidence when they participated expelling the Russian diplomats over bullcrap Skripal shit
  • Shall I continue?


Shortly after Netanyahu's speech, President Trump says:  "HE HAS BEEN `100% RIGHT' ON IRAN SO FAR"

during the Nigerian President and Orange WH press conference.


Noooooooooo, his fucking ass belong to Knesset aka Knee -Set for Bibi cock actually Ivanka seemed disgusted with him if you follow their show up on camera, she looked kind of 'Don't touch me" LOL


IAEA had strictly adhered the certification of JCPOA deal, 100% to their satisfaction and EU.

China/ Rusia are warning the USA agenda of undermining JCPOA deal.


But hey, the Americans/EU are going to war for no reason than that evil terror state.

Looks WAR with Iran has been decided and they seemed kind of late?

Let's see EU member how they go down with it or not after May 12.

GreatUncle africoman Fri, 05/04/2018 - 06:02 Permalink

It seems the czechs are now openly creating and testing Novichok.

"UK: Skripal case a violation of Britain's sovereignty by Russia "

Makes the whole UK argument on Russia bullshit let alone the victims and their special branch handler have now vanished and censored in the media with a D-notice.

So who the fuck is Pablo Miller, Skripal's handler and buddy of Steele who created the Trump dossier?

This is an open ended sore for the government now that can never be closed ... excellent.



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ZIRPdiggler Fri, 05/04/2018 - 04:03 Permalink

Any country without a Rothschild central bank is always "the enemy of freedom" or "a state sponsor of terrorism". I love how PCR describes the civil war as the 'northern aggression'. Amen. Had nothing to do with slavery. 

NuYawkFrankie Fri, 05/04/2018 - 04:10 Permalink

A good start would be for Europe to grow some balls...

and put sanctions on the war-mongering USSA... that now has Europe - and the planet - firmly in its cross-hairs.

And failing extradition of the USSA NeoCON Criminal Cabal to The Hague - for Crimes Against Humanity - together with a verifified Regime Change in Washington DC, to one in compliance with basic civilised norms, a complete embargo including a total ban on any USD transactions.

It's time to make the piggy squeal and - if it doesn't change its ways - skewer it.