Craig Roberts: ‘Two or three dozen people have the Fate of the Entire World in their hands’

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“Stumbling Towards Nuclear War?” Paul Craig Roberts Issues an Alarm

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August 19, 2012

Former Nixon Administration Treasury official Paul Craig Roberts, who has excoriated the Bush and Obama presidencies for their illegal wars and pointed to the need for Glass-Steagall, took up the danger of the U.S. push toward thermonuclear war in a column for counterpunch.com published Aug. 17. “Is Washington Deaf as Well as Criminal?”, he asks, in his column entitled “Stumbling Towards Nuclear War?”

After attacking Netanyahu’s “lust” for war, Roberts accuses “American neoconservatives” of being just as “crazed.” He writes: “They believe in nuclear war and are itching to nuke some Muslim country and then get on to nuking Russia and China. It is amazing that no more than two or three dozen people have the fate of the entire world in their hands.”

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Assange’s Case: A line between the American Empire and the rest of the world

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“Well, this is a classic case of what has changed over the last 20 years. And that is simply that the shape of the world is now empire vs. the rest of you. What I say here now is that Caesar has spoken. Caesar is the law. Caesar is the United States and the satraps overseas – the UK in the first instance, and now Sweden in the other, do the bidding of the empire. The country that has refused to do the bidding of the empire, Ecuador, is playing a very interesting role here. Their foreign minister said this morning that “we are not a British colony, and the days of colonialism are over. So what we see here is a playing out of the fact that there is a complete disrespect for international law.(…) This is unprecedented.”Ray McGovern, former CIA officer (1)

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