“Who are the real terrorists?” we must ask ourselves.
These two separate pieces by distinguished political analyst Paul Craig Roberts are the latest update on the Paris attacks. They have been slightly abridged and fused together into a single short 2-part article.
Pictures, captions and endnotes by Lasha Darkmoon
PART 1: WE ARE THE TERRORISTS
“Terrorism has been unleashed in the Western World, and it is the terrorism of Western governments against Western peoples.” — Paul Craig Roberts
The Paris attack is playing out as I expected. The French government is attacking French civil liberty with legislation similar to the US PATRIOT Act.
Readers in France have informed me that 84% of the French people, according to a poll, are content to be spied upon as long as it keeps them safe. This means that only 16% of the French nation is not brain dead.
Another reader informs me that a TV news station read a letter left behind by one of the alleged ISIL bombers, a letter written in perfect English. Really! I mean, Really! Those with their secret agendas know how stupid the Western peoples are, collectively a hopeless basket case.
French and American politicians are demanding that NATO Article 5 be used to put NATO boots on the ground in Syria. This is important not in order to fight ISIL, which the Russians are successfully doing, but to overthrow Assad under the pretext of fighting ISIL, a crazy policy that could bring conflict with Russia.
Alternatively, to avoid conflict with Russia, Washington can take advantage of the Russian government’s hope that the Paris attack will show the West that Putin was correct that the West should join Russia in opposing ISIL. Once a NATO-Russian coalition, as advocated by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, is formed, Putin becomes the West’s captive in the overthrow of Assad. (See here)
To insure that no one is informed of the true facts by the English language Russian media, such as RT and Sputnik, the US Senate arranged hearings on foreign propaganda. Kenneth Weinstein, a member of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, that is, the censors, told the senators that RT, Sputnik, and a variety of other truthful news sources are “well-funded state propaganda outlets.” (Here)
In other words, only believe what you read in Washington-controlled propaganda outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, BBC, NPR, and so forth.
The aftermath of the Paris attack is like the aftermath of the so-called Boston Marathon Bombing. Fifty heavily armed police converged on two people and murdered them. The murdered female is described even by RT as a “female suicide bomber.” If the murdered woman is a suicide bomber, how is she still alive to be murdered by police? Not even the “Russian propaganda outlet” RT asks why 50 heavily armed police were unable to capture two people alive and had to kill them!
A number of readers have sent to me information that indicates that the Paris attack was reported on both Wikipedia and Twitter the day before it occurred. I do not know what to make of this. I do remember that the BBC reported the collapse of WTC building 7 prior to its collapse. The BBC reporter is actually standing in front of the still standing WTC 7 as she makes the report of its collapse. In other words, orchestration mistakes occur. But hardly any of the brainwashed pubic notices.
The question that raises itself is to what extent is this false flag attack in Paris a hoax. Why don’t we see the large number of dead and wounded. What we seem to have are uninjured crisis actors.
Where are the eyewitness videos?
Witnesses in behalf of the official story seem to have performed the same function on other occasions. Having been at the top of government, journalism, and academia for a lifetime, it is clear to me that there is a great deal wrong with the explanations that people are being given. However, the majority of Western peoples have been thoroughly brainwashed to believe that anyone who doubts official explanations is a “conspiracy theorist.”
In other words, only governments and their media presstitutes tell the truth.
This makes it simple for governments with their secret agendas to protect their agendas from the facts. Who would believe me when the alternative is to believe Fox News, CNN, the BBC, NPR, Dubya, Obama, Wolfowitz, Hollande, Merkel, Cameron, the Weekly Standard?
If Putin’s government and the Chinese people are so desperately determined to be part of the “glorious West” that they will accept a false reality, the world is doomed.
If it is up to Western politicians, the world is doomed for sure. To most men and women they are warmongers. The response to the false flag/hoax attack is mindless. The morons declare that the West is attacked because it allows women to be educated. The West is attacked because of “french values and French way of life, because we dance”, according to Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. (See endnote 1 below).
In other words, the nonsense that worked for the idiot US president, George W. Bush, works for the French. Apparently we are attacked “because we are good.”
The idea that we good people here in the West could ever be attacked because we have looted and robbed the Middle East for a century, and then followed up the looting with 14 years of military devastation of seven countries, producing millions of deaths and displaced persons — that is beyond the comprehension of most of us “good people”.
Really, it is a wonder that there are not round-the-clock REAL TERRORIST ATTACKS on Western countries! — which certainly deserve them.
Endnote 1 by Lasha Darkmoon
Paul Craig Roberts is here attempting to demonstrate the intellectual bankruptcy of our rulers. This quote from a recent article by Philip Giraldi, highlighting the low level of discourse which is now the stock in trade of most politicians, is a good example. Here is American Senator Marco Rubio plumbing the depths of moronic stupidity:
“I believe the world is a stronger and a better place, when the United States is the strongest military power in the world… I’ve never met Vladimir Putin, but I know enough about him to know he is a gangster. He is basically an organized crime figure that runs a country, controls a $2 trillion economy. And is using to build up his military in a rapid way despite the fact his economy is a disaster. He understands only geopolitical strength. And every time he has acted anywhere in the world, whether it’s in Ukraine or Georgia before that, or now in the Middle East, it’s because he is trusting in weakness… our allies in the region do not trust us.
For goodness sake, there is only one pro-American free enterprise democracy in the Middle East. It is the state of Israel. And we have a president that treats the prime minister of Israel with less respect than what he gives the ayatollah in Iran.
All those radical terrorist groups…they are coming to us. They recruit Americans using social media. And they don’t hate us simply because we support Israel. They hate us because of our values. They hate us because our girls go to school. They hate us because women drive in the United States.”
So, there you have it! ISIS has just killed 132 innocent people in Paris because they are mad angry with us for sending our girls to school. They want to destroy Western civilization, these evil jihadis, because they can’t stand the idea of female motorists! (LD)
Part 2 : WE ARE THE TERRORISTS
“The Paris attack was reported on both Wikipedia and Twitter the day before it occurred.“
— Paul Craig Roberts
Some people who are not inclined to believe the official story of the Paris attack are troubled by the question why Muslim suicide bombers would blow themselves up for a false flag attack. The answer to this question is very simple. But first we should dispose of the question whether suicide bombers did blow themselves up. Is this something that we know, or is it part of the story that we are told? For example, we were told that during 9/11 passengers in hijacked airliners used their cell phones to call relatives, but experts have testified that the technology of the time did not permit cell phone calls from airliners at those altitudes.
To dispose of the question whether we have or do not have any real evidence that suicide bombers blew themselves up, I will assume that they did.
So we have suicide bombers blowing themselves up.
Now turn to the question that troubles some doubters: Why would suicide bombers blow themselves up for the sake of a false flag attack?
As I said, the answer is simple: Why assume that the suicide bombers knew who was organizing the attack?
There seems to be abundant evidence that ISIL is a US creation, one that is still dependent on US active or passive support—thus the conflict between Putin and Washington over attacking ISIL.
ISIL seems to be what Washington used to overthrow the government in Libya and afterward was sent by Washington to Syria to overthrow Assad.
Obviously, Washington has ISIL infiltrated.
Washington has long proven its ability to use Islamic extremists. Washington used them in Afghanistan against the Soviets. And in Libya and Syria against their independent governments. Washington used them in Paris!
By my last count, the FBI on 150 occasions has successfully deceived people into participating into FBI orchestrated “terror plots.”
But let’s move on now to the bigger questions:
Why do terrorists attack ordinary innocent people who have neither awareness of “their” government’s actions or control over them? The victims of 9/11 were not the neocons and members of the Washington establishment, whose policies in the Middle East justified attacks on their persons. Ditto for the Boston Marathon Bombing, and ditto for the Paris attacks. Innocents were the victims, not those who have taken Muslim lives.
Historically, terror attacks are not on the innocent but on the rulers and those who are guilty. For example, it was the Archduke of Austria/Hungary who was assassinated by the Serbian terrorist, not ordinary people blown up or shot down in a street cafe.
It is interesting that terrorists attacks attributed to Muslims only fall upon ordinary people, not upon the political elites who oppress the Muslims.
In past years on several occasions I have remarked in my columns on the total vulnerability of the neoconservatives to assassination. Yet there has been not a single attack by terrortists on a neocon life, and the neocons are the source of the violence that Washington has unleashed on the Muslim world. The neocons walk around without threat, free as birds.
How believable is it that Muslim terrorists take their ire out on innocents when the President of France himself, who has sent military forces to murder Muslims, was sitting in the attacked stadium and could easily have been eliminated by a suicide bomber? (See endnote 2)
Endnote 2 by Lasha Darkmoon
Paul Craig Roberts has pointed out previously, with exceptional eloquence, that if these so-called Islamic “terrorists” had been brilliant enough to carry out 9/11, armed only with box cutters, then there would have been nothing to prevent them wiping out the entire gang of neoconservatives who had been the original cause of all their sufferings. After all, why pick on innocent people to murder, as again in the Paris attacks, when it would be so much easier to bump off the guilty politicians?
Here is Paul Craig Roberts making this simple point in an article written a few years ago:
“If Muslims were capable of pulling off 9/11, they are certainly capable of assassinating Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, Libby, Condi Rice, Kristol, Bolton, Goldberg, and scores of others during the same hour of the same day.
The argument is just not believable that a government that was incapable of preventing 9/11 is so all-knowing that it can prevent assassination of unprotected neocons.
Try to imagine the propaganda value of terrorists wiping out the neoconservatives in one fell swoop, followed by an announcement that every member of the federal government down to the lowest GS, every member of the House and Senate, and every governor was next in line to be bumped off.”
(Scroll down to bottom of article, here)
So, it is in this context that Roberts asks quite reasonably, in relation to the Paris attacks: “How believable is it that Muslim terrorists take their ire out on innocents when the President of France himself, who has sent military forces to murder Muslims, was sitting in the attacked stadium and could easily have been eliminated by a suicide bomber?”
It doesn’t look good.
“Who are the real terrorists?” we must ask ourselves.
I suspect it is the Usual Suspects and their well-paid lackeys in high places — the same gangsters who gave us 9/11 and are now busy turning the world into a dystopian gulag.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.