Video: Military funding could be slashed by $1 trillion – Paul Craig Roberts

(RussiaToday) – Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank are sending a letter to US President Barack Obama with a proposal to cut the military budget by a trillion dollars. As the economy and the budget deficit continues to worsen, it seems that this is a very logical place to start cutting out funds. Paul Craig Roberts says that while passing this initiative would be great, he is skeptical that it will pass because Congress would lose too much campaign money. Continue reading

Video: Jack Cafferty Mentions Infowars.com

(CNN) – CNN’s Jack Cafferty quoted Paul Craig Roberts, who wrote for Infowars.com on August 16: “Without a revolution, Americans are history.” Continue reading

Video: Paul Craig Roberts – America is Truly being Destroyed by Design – The Alex Jones Show

Alex also talks with Paul Craig Roberts about his article, The Ecstasy of Empire, and his latest book, How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds. Alex also covers the latest news and takes your calls. Continue reading

The Ecstasy of Empire – Paul Craig Roberts

(Infowars) – The United States is running out of time to get its budget and trade deficits under control.  Despite the urgency of the situation, 2010 has been wasted in hype about a non-existent recovery.  As recently as August 2 Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner penned a New York Times column, “Welcome to the Recovery.”

As John Williams (shadowstats.com) has made clear on many occasions, an appearance of recovery was created by over-counting employment and undercounting inflation. Warnings by Williams, Gerald Celente, and myself have gone unheeded, but our warnings recently had echoes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff and from David Stockman, who excoriated the Republican Party for becoming big-spending Democrats Continue reading

The Big Things That Matter And The Little Things That Annoy – Paul Craig Roberts

(Infowars) – I write about major problems: the collapsing US economy, wars based on lies and deception, the police state based on “the war on terror” and other fabrications such as those orchestrated by corrupt police and prosecutors, who boost their performance reports by convicting the innocent, and so on. America is a very distressing place. The fact that so many Americans are taken in by the lies told by “their” government makes America all the more depressing. Continue reading

When Globalism Runs Its Course … The Year America Dissolved – Paul Craig Roberts

(GlobalResearch) – It was 2017. Clans were governing America.

The first clans organized around local police forces. The conservatives’ war on crime during the late 20th century and the Bush/Obama war on terror during the first decade of the 21st century had resulted in the police becoming militarized and unaccountable.

As society broke down, the police became warlords. The state police broke apart, and the officers were subsumed into the local forces of their communities. The newly formed tribes expanded to encompass the relatives and friends of the police. Continue reading

Video: Paul Craig Roberts – We Are Almost Past The Point of No Return! – Alex Jones Tv

Alex talks with economist Paul Craig Roberts about his article, The Year America Dissolved. Roberts served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. His articles appear widely across the alternative media. Dr. Roberts’ latest book is How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds. Continue reading

The Year America Recovered

(TheExcavator) – Inspired by the article by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts called, “The Year America Dissolved.

It is 2017. There are no more fusion centers. There are no more “top secret” clearances. There are no more wars. And there is no need for them.

There was never any need for them. But a lot of people had mistakenly believed so, until a few years ago, when high-level government whistleblowers disclosed top secret documents through the journalist organization WikiLeaks that revealed how a criminal cabal in charge of the United States government misled the whole world about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Continue reading

The Year America Dissolved – Paul Craig Roberts

(InfoClearingHouse) – It was 2017. Clans were governing America.

The first clans organized around local police forces. The conservatives’ war on crime during the late 20th century and the Bush/Obama war on terror during the first decade of the 21st century had resulted in the police becoming militarized and unaccountable.

As society broke down, the police became warlords. The state police broke apart, and the officers were subsumed into the local forces of their communities. The newly formed tribes expanded to encompass the relatives and friends of the police. Continue reading

Once Again, Corporate Media Turns On Bloggers

(KurtNimmo) – In the video clip below, CNN talking heads Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discuss internet journalism and the Sherrod case. “Imagine what would have happened,” says Roberts, “if we hadn’t taken a look at what happened to Shirley Sherrod and plumbed the depths further and found what had been posted on the internet was not in fact reflective of what she said.”

Too bad this self-righteous attitude was nowhere to be found when it was discovered that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction. It was obvious well before Bush and the neocons invaded Iraq that Saddam Hussein did not have nuclear and biological weapons. Iraq had nothing to do with al-Qaeda. It did not buy yellow cake in Niger. Continue reading

Video: CNN Anchors Call For Crackdown on Bloggers

(CNN) – Anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discussed the “mixed blessing of the internet,” and agreed that there should be a crackdown on anonymous bloggers who disparage others on the internet. Video Link Here

Video: Paul Craig Roberts – Americans to be Financially Rapped to Fund War with Iran

(July 7) – Alex welcomes back to the show economist, former syndicated journalist, and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, Paul Craig Roberts. He is the author of The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice and How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds. Continue reading

Kagan: Pro-State Shill

(LRCBlog) – As noted in the N.Y. Times piece Court Affirms Ban on Aiding Groups Tied to Terror, the Supreme Court’s “conservatives,”

In a case pitting free speech against national security, … on Monday upheld a federal law that makes it a crime to provide “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, even if the help takes the form of training for peacefully resolving conflicts.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority in the 6-to-3 decision, said the law’s prohibition of providing some types of intangible assistance to groups the State Department says engage in terrorism did not violate the First Amendment.

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Progressives Want “Direct Action” and a Disarmed Public – Paul Craig Roberts

(Infowars) – Progressive William Rivers Pitt has lost patience with the Obama regime and with British Petroleum (Enough of This Crap, June 15, Truthout). To break through the news blackout that BP maintains over the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill, he wants a hundred thousand Americans to “just show the hell up down there and demand access.” Continue reading

Video: Paul Craig Roberts – ‘AIPAC purchases US elections’

(RussiaToday) – The deadly Israeli assault on a Flotilla aid ship has caused an outcry in the international community. In the United States the Obama Administration has been quiet about their official stance on what transpired. Paul Craig Roberts says that there will be nothing that is going to be done by the United States to change the relationship with Israel. Continue reading

A Plague Upon The World: The USA is a “Failed State” – Interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

(GlobalResearch) – Interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary US Treasury, Associate Editor Wall Street Journal, Professor of Political Economy Center for Strategic and International Studies Georgetown University Washington DC. Continue reading

Senator: Kagan Argued Government Could Ban Books

(PaulWatson) – In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Senator Mitch McConnell pointed out that Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan once argued that the government should have the power to ban books and censor political pamphlets, as yet more alarming information on Kagan’s hostility towards the First Amendment comes to light.

During the Citizens United vs. FEC case, Kagan’s office was asked by Chief Justice John Roberts if the government could ban publications it they were paid for by a corporation or labor union.

“If it’s a 500-page book, and at the end it says, ‘and so vote for x,’ the government could ban that?” Roberts asked, to which Kagan’s deputy, Malcolm L. Stewart, said the government could censor such information.

Justice Roberts blasted Kagan’s argument at the time, reports Newsmax. – Continue reading

The Hutaree Case Falls Apart

(LewRockwell) – Federal District Judge Victoria Roberts has ruled that the nine members of the so-called Hutaree Militia accused of plotting to wage war against the Regime can be released on bail. Prosecutors had argued that bail should be denied because the group posed a severe danger to public safety. Continue reading

Judge orders release of 9 Hutaree militia

(Freep) – A federal judge in Detroit today ordered the release of nine members of a Lenawee County Christian militia group freed on bond over the objections of federal prosecutors.

“The United States is correct that it need not wait until people are killed before it arrests conspirators,” U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said in a 36-page decision. “But, the Defendants are also correct: their right to engage in hate-filled, venomous speech, is a right that deserves First Amendment protection.”

She said federal prosecutors failed to persuade her that the defendants must be jailed until trial. Continue reading

Economy

(RadicalReactionary) – Industrial Wind and the Wall Street Cap and Trade Fraud

Financial scandals are not new. Schemes to leverage risk and cheat the public are mainstays of the mad “Cap and Trade” stratagem, in the ongoing war, against genuine free enterprise. The latest ploy is the industrial wind swindle. Read More Here

(ChicagoTribune) – Illinois bank-owned foreclosures double in first quarter

Almost 15,000 Illinois homeowners lost their homes to foreclosure in the year’s first three months, twice as many as the number that went back to lenders during 2009’s first three months, new figures show. Read More Here

(SeekingAlpha) – Foreclosure Pipeline Is Full to Bursting

According to realtytrac.com, foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 932,234 properties in the first quarter, a 7 percent increase from the previous quarter and a 16 percent increase from the first quarter of 2009. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Goldman Sachs: the bank that thought it ruled the world

Goldman Sachs was ‘doing God’s work’ – but it is now being investigated for fraud. Harry Wilson reports. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – The 10 SCARIEST Charts Of The Recession – Read More Here

(BigGovernment) – White House Caught Altering Stimulus Baseline Projection by 7 Million Jobs

The number of jobs in the U.S. is currently 129.7 million. So to justify the Administration’s current claim of 2.8 million jobs “created or saved” by stimulus, they need to also claim that without that stimulus there would be only 126.9 million jobs. That’s exactly what they do, displayed as the “baseline projection” level in the graphic below from an April 14, 2010 report: Read More Here

(DailyWealth) – One of the World’s Biggest Oil Producers Is Going Bust – Read More Here

(AP) – Recession is ending? Some Americans don’t buy it – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – For Cash-Strapped States, Sin Is Sure Lucrative – Read More Here

(USAWatchDog) – Fraud, It’s Much Bigger Than Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs was charged with fraud last week by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The investment bank says the charges are “unfounded in law and fact.” Regulators allege “Goldman wrongly permitted a client that was betting against the mortgage market to heavily influence which mortgage securities to include in an investment portfolio, while telling other investors that the securities were selected by an independent, objective third party,” SEC Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami said in a statement. Read More Here

(InternationalForecaster) – Don’t Look to Banks To Solve Economic Problems – Bob Chapman

One of the reasons for less bank lending is the almost non-existent market for securitized bonds. Investors have so many bad loans on their books that they refuse to commit to further risky investments. This means banks are forced to hold this toxic paper on their books and that inhibits them from lending at higher levels. Read More Here

(NeitherCorp) – Get Ready, Inflation Is On The Way

In the professional financial world, the term “inflation” has many inferences, consequences, supposed benefits, and definitions. Read More Here

(EconomicCollapse) – If The U.S. Economy Goes Into The Toilet Will It Result In A Complete And Total Collapse Of Society? Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Congressmen Urge Dramatic Expansion Of Goldman Investigation, Demand Big Payback To AIG

The easiest reason to think that the Goldman Sachs (GS) news will metastasize is that so many players potentially have an interest in seeing it expand. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – High Frequency Trading – High-tech Highway Robbery – Michael Whitney

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) knows that High-Frequency Trading (HFT) manipulates the market and bilks investors out of tens of billions of dollars every year. But SEC chairman Mary Schapiro refuses to step in and take action. Instead, she’s concocted an elaborate “information gathering” scheme, that does nothing to address the main problem. Schapiro’s plan–to track large blocks of trades by large institutional investors– is an attempt to placate congress while the big Wall Street HFT traders continue to rake in obscene profits. It achieves nothing, except provide the cover Schapiro needs to avoid doing her job. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – A Greater Threat Than Terrorism – Outsourcing the American Economy – Paul Craig Roberts

Is offshore outsourcing good or harmful for America? To convince Americans of outsourcing’s benefits, corporate outsourcers sponsor misleading one-sided “studies.” – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Going After Goldman: A Crackdown on Financial Crime or a Kabuki Play Maneuvre to Avoid Bringing Criminal Charges – Danny Schechter

Fox Business News was engrossed in interviewing a blonder than thou reality TV bimbo when the news that the Securities And Exchange Commission was filing fraud charges against Goldman Sachs broke on Friday afternoon. Read More Here

(Fox) – Video: Ron Paul – Fox Business

On Monday, April 19, 2010, Congressman Paul was interviewed on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.” concerning financial regulatory reform legislation and how the Federal Reserve and our current regulatory system encourage corruption in our economy. Continue reading

World War

(InfoClearingHouse) – Recovering From Empathy

We’re . . . killing . . . people.

But it didn’t matter then and it doesn’t matter now. Those who defend this war, or war in general –- or the infinitesimal slice of war depicted in the WikiLeaks video -– have an endless supply of rationalizations that only make sense within a heavily fortified consciousness: a consciousness unable or afraid to cross the line demarking us and them, to ask, fleetingly, “What if those ‘dead bastards’ were my parents, my brothers, my children?” Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Nation of Laws and Lawlessness: America is Policing Itself and the World – Prof. John Kozy

The peoples of the world are angry and are getting angrier. Samuel Bowles and Arjun Jayadev, in a piece published in 2004, claim that about one in four Americans, termed “guard workers,” is employed to keep other people in line. I suspect the number is higher. The war on terror is fought by guard workers, the entire legal system and the entire homeland security apparatus consist of guard workers. Shouldn’t someone be asking why Americans need so much protection? Read More Here

Video: Be Nice to America. Or We’ll Bring Democracy to Your Country! – William Blum – Video Link Here

(NorCalTruth) – Video: Obamafear: Al Qaeda is an Upcoming Nuclear Power According to President Obama

Obama at the summit: “The biggest threat to American Security in the short term, medium term, and long term would be a terrorist organization obtaining a nuclear weopon.” – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Jordan’s King Says Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon War “Imminent”

Congressman Adam Schiff hosted a “Members Only” meeting of the ‘Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus’ in the US House of Representatives this morning in the CVC Congressional Meeting Room with Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

According to one attendee in the session, “the King’s message was sobering.”

King Abdullah seemed significantly concerned that conflict was about to break out again between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Read More Here

(CPSAN) – Video: Israel Is Our Only Real Ally In The Middle East! Congressman Burton – Video Link Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Nukes And Temples

Evidently, American presidents wish to continue to guard Israel’s nuclear “secret”. If the motivation is thought to be a simple case of double standard, surely one must be deplored by the submissiveness of the general community. On the other hand, the more inquisitive mind would prod deeper and question the drive behind the guarding of this “secret”? Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Russian Justifying an Iranian attack – Paul Craig Roberts

A top Chinese official after the Nuclear Security Summit said that China would consider new ideas about Iran. Paul Craig Roberts says that the summit has nothing to do with Iran but rather the United States casting a shadow over its bunker buster bomb programs that they plan to use against Iran. He also says that the US will find a way to justify an attack on Iran. – Continue reading

Video: Alex’s Farewell Interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

(April 7) – Alex welcomes back to the show economist and a nationally syndicated columnist Paul Craig Roberts, who recently announced his journalistic retirement in an article entitled “Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It.” He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration. Mr. Roberts is the author of several books, including The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice and How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds. Continue reading

Good-Bye – Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It – Paul Craig Roberts

(CounterPunch) – There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.

Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it. Continue reading

How Sovereign is Europe? Washington has Murdered Privacy Rights at Home And Abroad – Paul Craig Roberts

In the Swiss newspaper Zeit Fragen, Professor Dr. Eberhard Hamer from Germany asks, “How Sovereign is Europe?”

He examines the issue and concludes that Europe has little, if any, sovereignty. Continue reading

American Naifs Bringing Ruin to Other Lands – Paul Craig Roberts

According to news reports, the U.S. military is shipping “bunker-buster” bombs to the U.S. Air Force base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The Herald Scotland reports that experts say the bombs are being assembled for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The newspaper quotes Dan Plesch, director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of London: “They are gearing up totally for the destruction of Iran.” [Final destination Iran?, March 14, 2010] Continue reading

Expect a False Flag Terror Attack To Precede Invasion Of Iran – Paul Craig Roberts

According to news reports, the U.S. military is shipping “bunker-buster” bombs to the U.S. Air Force base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The Herald Scotland reports that experts say the bombs are being assembled for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Continue reading

Video: Adrian Salbuchi – 2010 Forecast Status Report

Adrian Salbuchi’s first follow-up report on how the 12 Transitional Triggers designed by the New World Order Power Elite to wrap-up Globalization and usher in a World Government, are being deployed. The original description can be found on the 14-December-2009 video “2010 Forecast: Transition from Globalization to World Government”. Continue reading

Muslims Are Their Own Worst Enemy – Paul Craig Roberts

(Infowars) – Muslims are numerous but powerless. Divisions among Muslims, especially between Sunni and Shi’ites, have consigned the Muslim Middle East to almost a century of Western control. Muslims cannot even play together. The Islamic Solidarity Games, a regional version of the Olympics, which were to be held in April in Iran, have been cancelled, because the Iranians and the Arabs cannot agree on whether to call the body of water that separates Iran from the Arabian Peninsula the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Continue reading

Paul Craig Roberts: US pushing for nuclear war; “leadership” treasonous, dupes US into wars

“The morons in Washington are pushing the envelope of nuclear war. The insane drive for American hegemony threatens life on earth. The American people, by accepting the lies and deceptions of “their” government, are facilitating this outcome.”
“Some other agenda is being served that we are not being told.” – Paul Craig Roberts

(Examiner) – Paul Craig Roberts is one of the most respected conservative voices in the nation. He is the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.  He held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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The Road to Armageddon – Paul Craig Roberts

The Washington Times is a newspaper that looks with favor upon the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East and favors making terrorists pay for 9/11. Therefore, I was surprised to learn on February 24 that the most popular story on the paper’s website for the past three days was the “Inside the Beltway” report, “Explosive News,” about the 31 press conferences in cities in the US and abroad on February 19 held by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization of professionals which now has 1,000 members. Continue reading

Video: Paul Criag Roberts on Alex Jones Tv – Outsourcing American Jobs to The Lowest Bidder!

Alex welcomes back to the show Paul Craig Roberts, economist and a nationally syndicated columnist who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as the “Father of Reaganomics.” He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. Roberts is the author of The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice, and How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds. Continue reading

Social Security Will Fall To Obama Before The Taliban Do – Paul Craig Roberts

Hank Paulson, the Gold Sacks bankster/US Treasury Secretary, who deregulated the financial system, caused a world crisis that wrecked the prospects of foreign banks and governments, caused millions of Americans to lose retirement savings, homes, and jobs, and left taxpayers burdened with multi-trillions of dollars of new US debt, is still not in jail. He is writing in the New York Times urging that the mess he caused be fixed by taking away from working Americans the Social Security and Medicare for which they have paid in earmarked taxes all their working lives. Continue reading

Grounds for Hope and Despair – Paul Craig Roberts

My February 16 column, A Country of Serfs Ruled By Oligarchs, received confirmation from high places on the very day it appeared. Popular Indiana Democratic U.S. Senator Evan Bayh announced that he was quitting the Senate. Yahoo News gave this account:
“In an interview on MSNBC this morning, newly retiring Sen. Evan Bayh declared the American political system ‘dysfunctional,’ riddled with ‘brain-dead partisanship’ and permanent campaigning. Flatly denying any possibility that he’d seek the presidency or any other higher office, Bayh argued that the American people needed to deliver a ‘shock’ to Congress by voting incumbents out in mass and replacing them with people interested in reforming the process and governing for the good of the people, rather than deep-pocketed special-interest groups.”
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Video: Is US a Police State? – Video Interview with Paul Craig Roberts

(RussiaToday) – February 12, 2010 – The US now has a list of Americans that the country can now murder abroad if they are fraternizing with terror groups. Paul Craig Roberts says that all of this points to a sign that the United States has become a police state. Continue reading

The Financial Crisis Is Not Over. The Economic Recovery is “Not Real” – Paul Craig Roberts

Readers ask if the financial crisis is over, if the recovery is for real and, if not, what are Americans’ prospects. The short answer is that the financial crisis is not over, the recovery is not real, and the U.S. faces a far worse crisis than the financial one. Here is the situation as I understand it: Continue reading

The Corporate Takeover of U.S. Democracy – Prof Noam Chomsky

Jan. 21, 2010, will go down as a dark day in the history of U.S. democracy, and its decline.
On that day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government may not ban corporations from political spending on elections—a decision that profoundly affects government policy, both domestic and international. Continue reading

Rule by the Rich – Paul Craig Roberts

The election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate by Democratic voters in Massachusetts sends President Obama a message. Voters perceive that Obama’s administration has morphed into a Bush-Cheney government. Obama has reneged on every promise he made, from ending wars, to closing Gitmo, to providing health care for Americans, to curtailing the domestic police state, to putting the interests of dispossessed Americans ahead of the interests of the rich banksters who robbed Americans of their homes and pensions.

But what can Obama do other then spout more rhetoric? Continue reading

Insouciant Americans – Paul Craig Roberts

The Underwear Bomber case indicates that whoever is behind these bomb scares is laughing at our gullibility.

How realistic is it that al-Qaida, an organization that allegedly pulled off the most fantastic terror attack in world history, would in these days of heightened security choose for an attack on an airliner a person who is the most conspicuous of all? Umar Farouk Mutallab had a one-way ticket, no luggage, no passport, and his father, reportedly a CIA and Mossad asset, had reported him to the CIA and Mossad. Does anyone really believe that al-Qaida would choose as an airliner bomber a person waving every red flag imaginable? Continue reading