The US Treasury Running on Fumes: The Obama regime has made War the Business of America

Down to the last trillion in red ink

by Paul Craig Roberts
Published: Jul. 28, 2010 – Global Research

The White House is screaming like a stuck pig. WikiLeaks’ release of the Afghan War Documents “puts the lives of our soldiers and our coalition partners at risk.”

What nonsense. Obama’s war puts the lives of American soldiers at risk, and the craven puppet state behavior of “our partners” in serving as US mercenaries is what puts their troops at risk.

Keep in mind that it was someone in the US military that leaked the documents to WikiLeaks. This means that there is a spark of rebellion within the Empire itself.

And rightly so. The leaked documents show that the US has committed numerous war crimes and that the US government and military have lied through their teeth in order to cover up the failure of their policies. These are the revelations that Washington wants to keep secret.

If Obama cared about the lives of our soldiers, he would not have sent them to a war, the purpose of which he cannot identify. Earlier in his regime, Obama admitted that he did not know what the mission was in Afghanistan. He vowed to find out what the mission was and to tell us, but he never did. After being read the riot act by the military/security complex, which recycles war profits into political campaign contributions, Obama simply declared the war to be “necessary.” No one has ever explained why the war is necessary.

The government cannot explain why the war is necessary, because it is not necessary to the American people. Any necessary reason for the war has to do with the enrichment of narrow private interests and with undeclared agendas. If the agendas were declared and the private interests being served identified, even the American sheeple might revolt.

The Obama regime has made war the business of America. Escalation in Afghanistan has gone hand in hand with drone attacks on Pakistan and the use of proxy forces to conduct wars in Pakistan and North Africa. Currently, the US is conducting provocative

naval exercises off the coasts of China and North Korea and instigating war between Columbia and Venezuela in South America. Former CIA director Michael Hayden declared on July 25 that an attack on Iran seems unavoidable.

With the print and TV media captive, why doesn’t Washington simply tell us that the country is at war without going to the trouble of war? That way the munitions industry can lay off its workers and put the military appropriations directly into profits. We could avoid the war crimes and wasted lives of our soldiers.

The US economy and the well-being of Americans are being sacrificed to the regime’s wars. The states are broke and laying off teachers. Even “rich” California, formerly touted as “the seventh largest economy in the world,” is reduced to issuing script and cutting its state workers’ pay to the minimum wage.

Supplemental war appropriations have become routine affairs, but the budget deficit is invoked to block any aid to Americans–but not to Israel. On July 25 the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, reported that the US and Israel had signed a multi-billion dollar deal for Boeing to provide Israel with a missile system.

Americans can get no help out of Washington, but the US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, declared that Washington’s commitment to Israel’s security is “not negotiable.” Washington’s commitment to California and to the security of the rest of us is negotiable. War spending has run up the budget deficit, and the deficit precludes any help for Americans.

With the US bankrupting itself in wars, America’s largest creditor, China, has taken issue with America’s credit rating. The head of China’s largest credit rating agency declared: “The US is insolvent and faces bankruptcy as a pure debtor nation.”

On July 12, Niall Ferguson, an historian of empire, warned that the American empire could collapse suddenly from weakness brought on by its massive debts and that such a collapse could be closer than we think.

Deaf, dumb, and blind, Washington policymakers prattle on about “thirty more years of war.”



Read more by Paul Craig Roberts:

Are You Ready for the Next Crisis?

The Rich Have Stolen The Economy

War Criminals Are Becoming The Arbiters Of Law

Another War in the Works: America Is Led And Informed By Liars

Why Propaganda Trumps Truth

Europe’s Complicity in Evil

US Hypocrisy Astonishes the World

Why Not Crippling Sanctions for Israel and the US?

Threatening Iran

America, Israel’s Lackey

The World’s Least Powerful Man: The Obama Puppet

For Palestinians, Every Day Is Kristallnacht

Insouciant Americans

A Country of Serfs Ruled By Oligarchs

How Sovereign is Europe? Washington has Murdered Privacy Rights at Home And Abroad

5 Comments on “The US Treasury Running on Fumes: The Obama regime has made War the Business of America”

  1. Annie Ladysmith says:

    The royal ruling elite of the Western civilization,which also includes the Aga Khan AND the Zionists, clearly want a few nukes to finally brighten up their war stradegy and get things rolling on their 500 million serfs only population control.

    It is likely that America will be the recipient of either Russia’s, China’s, or N. Korea with China’s nuclear megabombs. I think it will be a first strike on several American cities. America is likely to retaliate but just like 9/11, they also may sit confused and muddled as they did while Mossad wrecked havoc on those twin towers. Might also be an another Mossad false flag sting made to look like Russia or the lunatic N. Koereans. All bets are of, it could be a combination of all of them bambing the others with everything they’ve got. But, for sure, nuclear is in the future, why do you think so many nations have nukes?

    After the slaughter, The UN will rush in with “peace talks” and their god Satan will come forth to lead the world into “peaceful co-existence”, the ‘new-agers’ will burst out with their leap into Aquarius, an the first horseman of the Apocolypse will show up riding a white horse symbolizing a false peace. The world will never be the same, and it won’t last long after this.

  2. John Doe says:

    When some read this comment, they will completely disregard the point I am trying to make because of the ideals of religion. But the one’s who are trying to control us are also preaching the destruction of spirituality, which should make a point in itself.

    Many people understand the satanic agenda of some of the world’s most powerful men, but what is often overlooked is the truth on the other side. Currently, Islam is the main target of world affairs and seemingly the “terrorist ideals” of Islam have been declared war upon by the “righteous West” but some of us know the truth of this matter. The extent of hypocrisy and utter arrogance of one side is clearly apparent, but people fail to realize that Islam,along with Christianity and Judaism, had an understanding of and predicted such events.

    Christianity builds upon Judaism, and Islam builds on Christianity. Every Prophet since the beginning of time has mentioned the coming of the Anti-Christ, known to Muslims as Dajjal. And in Islam, it speaks of the those who will pave the way for Dajjal to rule the entire world. It has become apparent to many who those are that are trying to prepare the throne of Dajjal. The matter is far too complex for my limited knowledge to explain appropriately so this is meant as an invitation for all who read this to investigate the matter I am referring to. And hopefully, to find out what Islam truly is. Not what Muslims do or what you are told about Islam in the media, but the reality of the fastest growing religion in the world. I firmly believe that the study will reveal that there is only one God and Mohammad (Peace by upon him) was His final prophet and messenger. And that victory is promised to the believers. But do not take my word for it, for in Islam, even repeating hearsay without confirming its validity is a form of lying. A lesson our generation has seemingly forget, referring to the current state of media.

  3. Aquilo não foram bem segredos, esses estão bem guardados, e não são do tempo do Bush? ainda não tive tempo de ver isso bem, e para ser franco, já pouco interesse me desperta os americanos. bfds

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