Paul Craig Roberts: World War III Has Begun

Paul Craig Roberts: World War III Has Begun

Tyler Durden’s pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 04/27/2016
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-27/paul-craig-roberts-world-war-iii-has-begun

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage?

Washington is currently conducting economic and propaganda warfare against four members of the five bloc group of countries known as BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

Eric Draitser provides some details of Washington’s assault on Russia: http://www.mintpressnews.com/brics-attack-western-banks-governments-launch-full-spectrum-assault-russia-part/215761/

 

…of Washington’s attack on South Africa: http://www.mintpressnews.com/brics-attack-empires-destabilizing-hand-reaches-south-africa/215126/

 

…and of Washington’s attack on Brazil: http://www.mintpressnews.com/brics-attack-empire-strikes-back-brazil/214943/

 

For my column on Washington’s attack on Latin American independence, see: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/04/22/washington-launches-its-attack-against-brics-paul-craig-roberts/

Brazil and South Africa are being destabilized with fabricated political scandals. Both countries are rife with Washington-financed politicians and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Washington concocts a scandal, sends its political agents into action demanding action against the government and its NGOs into the streets in protests.

Washington tried this against China with the orchestrated Hong Kong “student protest.” Washington hoped that the protest would spread into China, but the scheme failed. Washington tried this against Russia with the orchestrated protests against Putin’s reelection and failed again.

To destablilze Russia, Washington needs a firmer hold inside Russia. In order to gain a firmer hold, Washington worked with the New York mega-banks and the Saudis to drive down the oil price from over $100 per barrel to $30. This has put pressure on Russian finances and the ruble. In response to Russia’s budgetary needs, Washington’s allies inside Russia are pushing President Putin to privatize important Russian economic sectors in order to raise foreign capital to cover the budget deficit and support the ruble. If Putin gives in, important Russian assets will move from Russian control to Washington’s control.

In my opinion, those who are pushing privatization are either traitors or completely stupid. Whichever it is, they are a danger to Russia’s independence.

As I have often pointed out, the neoconservatives have been driven insane by their arrogance and hubris. In their pursuit of American hegemony over the world, they have cast aside all caution in their determination to destabilize Russia and China.

By implementing neoliberal economic policies urged on them by their economists trained in the Western neoliberal tradition, the Russian and Chinese governments are setting themselves up for Washington. By swallowing the “globalism” line, using the US dollar, participating in the Western payments system, opening themselves to destabilization by foreign capital inflows and outflows, hosting American banks, and permitting foreign ownership, the Russian and Chinese governments have made themselves ripe for destabilization.

If Russia and China do not disengage from the Western system and exile their neoliberal economists, they will have to go to war in order to defend their sovereignty.

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  • theunhivedmind

    What Paul Craig Roberts seems to forget is that creating a completely alternative economic system cannot happen overnight especially if you want smooth sailing. No one could have pulled off what Putin and Xi have been doing and achieving by gearing up to defeat the Trans-Atlantic monetary system. I do agree that Putin and Xi have to quickly remove their nations and non-aligned movement allies away from this Trans-Atlantic monetary system or else they will fail whilst still playing the Zeusian monopoly game board. The first start of the removal from the TSMS happened on April 19th 2016 when the Shanghai Gold-Fix started up and from that time onwards we will see more and more stepping stone moves towards full separation. The World no longer wants Zeusian controls and so no matter what the IMF try to pull off using SDRs we don’t want the IMF to even exist and instead we want it to be replaced by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The Promethean future for mankind comes in the way of the New Silk Road (One Belt, One Road aka world land bridge) and the AIIB/SCO/EEU/BRICS New Development Bank. The BRICS have their SWIFT electronic transfer payment system all up and running so it won’t be long before the World is switched to part gold and silver backed credit currencies. The first that will switch will be the Chinese Yuan then the Rouble and probably then the Indian Rupee. Other currencies will soon follow suit and even Zimbabwe is now looking at having a gold-backed currency. Russia is the only true military superpower and it’s dominate with its advanced electronic warfare systems not to mention its superior firepower and weapons systems as well as having the most nuclear weapons. Any warfare between the Zeusians and Prometheans will result in extinction of man but don’t worry the Zeusians will go to their bunkers and try to pull off what they originally had planned for the northern hemisphere back in 1954.

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