US democracy most apocryphal claim

‘US democracy most apocryphal claim’

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:08:00 GMT

The claims of democracy and freedom by the United States are the most absurd allegations ever heard in history, an analyst writes in a column for the Press TV website.

“How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom? This absurd claim ranks as one of the most unsubstantiated claims in history,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in his column on Tuesday.

The analyst described the US government as “the most corrupt on earth”, saying Washington is devoid of any “independent judiciary or media.”

“This is America today. Yet Washington prances around chanting ‘freedom and democracy’ even as it displaces the greatest tyrannies in human history with its own,” wrote Roberts.

The analyst also said the US is looking for a pretext within the ongoing crisis in Ukraine to trigger a war against Russia.

“As this is clear even to a fool, is it Washington’s goal to start a war? Is that why Washington is massing NATO forces on Russia’s borders and sending missile ships into the Black Sea?” he wrote.

Roberts said the US is “putting the entire world at risk.”

He said even Washington’s “stooges in Kiev” would not believe the US media allegations that Russia invaded Ukraine.

“Officials of the Washington-imposed government in Kiev acknowledged the need for some autonomy for the Russian-speaking regions and for a law permitting referendums, but this realistic response to widespread concerns among Ukrainians has apparently been squelched by Washington and its presstitute media,” wrote Roberts.

In a phone conversation with US President Barack Obama on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said reports regarding Russia’s “alleged interference” in Ukraine are “based on inaccurate information.”

Tensions between the Western powers and Moscow heightened after Crimea declared independence from Ukraine and formally applied to become part of the Russian Federation following a referendum on March 16, in which nearly 97 percent of voters in Crimea chose to rejoin Russia.

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