Paul Craig Roberts: “Merkel Whores for Washington” and Brings On World War III !
Paul Craig Roberts slams German Chancellor Merkel in his column, Thursday, titled “The Failure of German Leadership: Merkel Whores for Washington.”
“Washington, enabled by its compliant but stupid NATO puppets, is pushing the Ukrainian situation closer to war. German Chancellor Merkel has failed her country, Europe, and world peace. Germany is the strength of the EU and NATO. Had Merkel said “No” to sanctions on Russia, that would have been the end of the crisis that Washington is brewing, a crisis unlikely to be ended short of war.
“But Merkel has signed away the sovereignty of the German nation and assigned the fate of Germany to a province in the American Empire. Thus has Merkel and the weak German leadership consigned the world to war. Already blamed for World War 1 and World War 2, now Germany will be blamed for World War 3.”
Roberts says that Obama’s mismanaged Ukrainian coup has cost Washington Crimea, which Washington wanted most of all in order to deprive Russia of its warm water naval base on the Black Sea. In addition, the mismanaged overthrow of an elected government in Ukraine threatens to lose the Russian cities of eastern Ukraine.
Now, having pulled a fascist coup, set to trigger Crimea’s leaving Ukraine, Washington is demanding in Sunday’s vote, that Russia prevent Crimea from seceding. If the Russian government refuses to follow Washington’s orders, Washington has announced that it will inflict damaging sanctions on Russia… Washington understands that economic sanctions are a far less threat to Russia than the loss of its Black Sea naval base. Washington also understands that Putin cannot possibly abandon the millions of Russians in eastern and southern Ukraine to the mercy of the anti-Russian and unelected government… Washington knows that its threat of sanctions is empty, why did Washington make it?
“The answer is in order to drive the crisis to war. Washington’s neoconservative nazis have been agitating for war with Russia for a long time. They want to remove one of the three remaining restraints (Russia, China, Iran) on Washington’s world hegemony. Russia will respond in kind to Washington’s sanctions… European peoples and Western banks and corporations will suffer losses… Americans and Europeans should be in the streets violently protesting the coming war … The criminally insane government in Washington has pushed the Russian bear into a corner. The bear is not going to surrender.”
On March 12, in “Obama Regime’s Hypocrisy Sets New World Record,“From the moment the U.S. instituted its coup in Ukraine, the U.S. has accused Russia of ‘intervening.’ Now Obama is demanding Russia interfere in Crimea and prevent Sunday’s referendum … What is the point of such an absurd demand?… To portray Russia as the offending party which is being punished by Washington,” Roberts concludes.