better to die as a free man, than to live as a slave

Faschingstein is Leading Pindostan and its Vassal States to Total Destruction
Paul Craig Roberts, ICH, May 6 2017

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 neocons push toward nuclear war when there can be no winners. If all die, what is the point? The answer is that the neocons believe that Pindostan can win at minimum and perhaps zero damage. Their insane plan is as follows:  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 Pindo anti-ABM bases also can deploy nuclear attack missiles unknown to Russia and China, thus reducing the warning time to five minutes, leaving Faschingstein’s victims little or no time in which to make a decision. The neocons think that Faschingstein’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 Faschingstein’s ABM shield, leaving the US largely intact. A feeble retaliation by Russia and China would simply invite a second wave nuclear attack that would obliterate Russian and Chinese cities, killing millions and leaving both countries in ruins. In short, the Pindosi warmongers are betting that the Russian and Chinese leaderships would submit rather than risk total destruction.

There is no question that neocons 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 Faschingstein’s hegemony. To feel secure in its hegemony, Faschingstein 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 Faschingstein’s hegemony. The neocon plan puts Europe, Britain, Japan, SK and Australia at high risk were Russia and China to retaliate. Faschingstein’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, SK and Australia. The Russian hope and that of all sane people is that Faschingstein’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 Faschingstein and remove the Pindo bases. It must be clear to European politicians that they are being dragged into conflict with Russia. This week the SACEUR told 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 Daesh force sent by Obama and Hillary to overthrow Assad. Russia is “resurgent” because Russia is able to block unilateral Pindo actions against some other countries. This capability flies in the face of the neocon Wolfowitz doctrine, which says that the principal goal of Pindo foreign policy is to prevent the rise of any country that can serve as a check on Faschingstein’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 Faschingstein had enjoyed since the collapse of the Soviet Union. What Faschingstein 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 Faschingstein in order not to succumb to evil themselves. Therefore, I think that the evil that rules in Faschingstein is leading Pindostan and its vassal states to total destruction.

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