Paul Craig Roberts: Another Step Toward Armageddon


Paul Craig Roberts: Another Step Toward Armageddon


Written by Paul Craig Roberts; Originally appeared at

The US military/security complex has taken another step toward Armageddon. The Pentagon has prepared a nuclear posture review (NPR) that gives the OK to development of smaller “usable” nuclear weapons and permits their use in response to a non-nuclear attack.

As Reagan and Gorbachev understood, but the warmongers who have taken over America do not, there are far too many nuclear weapons already. Some scientists have concluded that even the use of 10 percent of either the US or Russian arsenal would suffice to destroy life on earth.

It is reckless and irresponsible for Washington to make such a decision in the wake of years of aggressive actions taken against Russia. The Clinton criminal regime broke Washington’s promise that NATO would not move one inch to the East. The George W. Bush criminal regime pulled out of the ABM Treaty and changed US war doctrine to elevate the use of nuclear weapons from retaliation to first strike. The Obama criminal regime launched a frontal propaganda attack on Russia with crazed Hillary’s denunciation of President Putin as “the new Hitler.” In an effort to evict Russia from its naval base in Crimea, the criminal Obama regime overthrew the Ukrainian government during the Sochi Olympics and installed a Washington puppet. US missile bases have been established on Russia’s border, and NATO conducts war games against Russia on Russian borders.

This is insanity. These and other gratuitous provocations have convinced the Russian military’s Operation Command that Washington is planning a surprise nuclear attack on Russia. The Russian government has replied to these provocations with the statement that Russia will never again fight a war on its own territory.

Those such as myself and Stephen Cohen, who point out that Washington’s reckless and irresponsible behavior has created an enemy out of a country that very much wanted to be friends, do not get much attention from the presstitute media. The US military/security complex needs an enemy sufficient to justify its vast budget and power, and the Western media has accommodated that selfish and dangerous need.

Russia today is far stronger and better armed than the Soviet Union ever was. Russia also has an alliance with China, an economic and military power. This alliance was created by Washington’s threats against both countries.

Europe and Japan need to understand that they have responsibility for the resurrection of the Cold War in a far more dangerous form than existed in the 20th century. Europe and Japan, whose political leaders are owned by Washington, have taken money from Washington and sold out their peoples along with the rest of humanity.

The entirety of the Western World is devoid of intelligent political leadership. This leaves countries such as Russia, China and Iran with the challenge of preserving life on earth as the Western World pushes humanity toward Armageddon.



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  • You can call me Al

    Excellent article, however daunting and depressing it was.

  • 1691

    unfortunately, you are right Mr Roberts however, I do not see the reason for Russia, China and Iran to fight the battle for the whole world. If the whole world wants to avoid the Armageddon, the whole world should shake off the shackles or join Russia, China and Iran. the best way is not the use of nukes but eliminating the powers of the banksters.

  • as

    Europe is all but a zombie. Japan is just trying very hard to be relevant.

    • Tudor Miron

      Europe is busy with its islamisation and multiculturalisation. Europe already dismantled national borders (creating EU) and relegated large part of their national governing to unelected European politicians in Brussels. So yes, Europe as we know it is a dead man walking.

      Japan? No one is asking them. Occupied countries have no say in the world events.

      Problem is that this planet is like a submarine deep in the ocean or better say a spaceship surrounded by open space (hostile to humans). If one compartment is in serious trouble or about to collapse, the rest of the ship is in endangered too, This metaphor means that we either survive all together or no one survives.

      • as

        Zionist master disagree. They’re chosen to survive and rule the earth. What’s left of it anyway should they get what they wanted.

      • as

        If Russia demonstrate high yield nuclear tests that should probably wake them that they deliberately pushing into confrontation they couldn’t survive by themselves.
        I couldn’t think of any better idea to wake them up.

    • Matt Lazarus

      Japan is gradually falling within Chinese orbit. In 2017 China surpassed US as Japan’s number one trading partner. Despite apparent political “friction,” Chinese investment in Japan continues to increase and number of Chinese studying or working in Japan has reached 1 million, an all-time high. Despite long and sometimes extremely bitter history, Japan is closer to China culturally than to US. Chinese have little problem mastering Japanese or adapting to Japanese way of life, unlike many westerners who never learn Japanese and never adjust to Japanese lifestyle. Number of Americans working and living in Japan is approx. 50,000.

      • as

        I talking about government that rather getting at odds with mutually beneficial neighbor to keep in power exercising their strange idea of nationalism.

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    This is a funny because the democrats in the US want to disarm people but none of them want to disarm nuclear weapons in the US nor have a control limiting them.Yet we see the effort to disarm the public is generally done in complete earnest , now I wonder if that energy was applied to missiles they would sure as hell be in the ABM treaty and there wouldn’t be even more dangerous missiles and the threat of using it as a first strike weapon.

    • as

      Zionist founding fathers would be proud. Who cares if the world population almost completely destroyed as a result.

  • Matt Lazarus

    Evangelicals (a good percentage of Donald Trump’s base) are praying for Armageddon. The sooner the better — to weed out those on fast track to Pearly Gates and the damned, the other 99% of humanity.

    • Starlight

      TRUE- christian zionists are an exploited cult who believe Christ’s ‘SECOND COMING’ cannot happen without a nuclear war. More recently, the cult has introduced the fairy tale of the ‘WORTHY’ being zapped into heaven at the exact moment of the nuclear war, leaving the ‘SINNERS’ left on the Earth to suffer their deserved fate.

      Read the book DUNE, and how the Bene Gesserit purposely introduced such myths into populations to control them.

    • Tommy Jensen

      So lets go.

  • I think it is not the time to discuss how dangerous the US is but we must tell American public one by one that the US missile defense shield does not technically prevent ICBM either from Russian or China. I have been doing this since two years ago to stop the WW3 because they have blind belief in the delusional US defense system and can’t imagine what would happen in their home land. For Americans the war is something which happens in remote countries they can’t even identify where they are on the map.

    Three days ago TASS inserted the article of sea-based Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile saying that it went into service in Russia on January 10, 2013. I took it as reminder or warning.
    A couple months ago in China there was nationwide TV broadcast of their deployment of DF-41, most powerful ICBM right now.
    Both Russia and China declared to international community that they don’t take the first strike but if the US takes it, Moscow or Beijing would be destroyed but multiple major US cities would totally collapse 30 to 40 minute later, too. Actually, no one can push the button.
    Why don’t we tell this reality to the most naive American people as far as the horror of war is concerned?

    • Matt Lazarus

      During Cold War, most Americans more or less knew this and about what in Cold War was called “Deterrence”–i.e. each side could destroy the other, even after a first strike. Now Americans are either too drugged up or too busy with Facebook and Instagram to have any room left in their minds for a “thought.” Americans (with some exceptions, like Paul Craig Roberts) no longer think, and they certainly don’t want to hear from people still capable of thinking. I’ve actually come to the view at this point that Russians could sail an army across the Atlantic (or Chinese across the Pacific) and either could simply roll across the US. I don’t think most Americans would notice, and it would not, of course, be reported in corporate media.

    • Starlight

      No-one believes in the “MISSILE SHIELD”- at least no ordinary person. Such nonsense plays for the lower ranked dribblers that are a nation’s politicians. East Europe has a saying that scum floats upwards- in other words it is Human garbage that desires to be lower ranked authority figures like members of parliament or magistrates or police-people. Such people were used by Hitler in phase one of his rise to power- the thick-headed street thugs. Phase two notably had their leaders put to the sword during the night of the long knives.

      NO- the real problem is ordianry people fall prey to the “boy who cried wolf” psychology- nuke war threatened WITHOUT happening so many times in the popular culture that most people now think nukes are a FAIRY-TALE.

      Look to the jewish controlled press last year and this, and you’ll see multiple stories all saying that nuclear war is NOT so bad after all- and that silly old liars LIED in the past about fallout and nuclear winters.

      Most people believe what the masters of popular culture tell them in their books, magazines, radio shows, on TV, at the cinema, in school etc. Tis why the jews have successfully worked to take control of these media outlets. So most people no longer fear nuclear war.

      Pushed, an ordianry person would admit an understanding of the biggest nuclear bombs, and the fact that Russia is a master of them. Yet unpushed, that same brain DENIES the truth to itself day-to-day. You see, rationally KNOWING a thing, is not the same as how you perceive a thing in the background. The fears of most people are NOT rational. And this is what propaganda exploits.

      So today you CANNOT successfully warn the US people. They have been programmed by their jewish masters to be blind to the realities. Instead, on a planet still on the tail end of an ICE AGE, these dribblers are convinced Man is fatally warming the planet (you just couldn’t make this level of stupidity up).

      Now Russia COULD detonate one of their recent giant nukes over an unpopulated region of the North and invite the world’s press to witness. Treaties ‘ban’ such events- but the survival of the species is more important. Seeing a single Russian nuke blast a region the size of the entire State of New York would make Humanity think againt about the threat of nuclear war for decades to come.

      But Putin won’t do this- Common Sense and simple logic is missing from this planet at the highest level. Instead Putin will sit on his hands as the press of the West pushes the propaganda normalising the use of nukes, til Trump starts his nuclear strikes on Iran.

    • Tommy Jensen

      We still do not know what secret weapons are hiding on both sides.
      There is no reason to tell the American people anything. They live their lives of today, left their responsibility with the vote, and say,
      “If it happens, it happens, we can do nothing anyway”.

    • the most dangerous group in america is the military. why, they even subscribe to their own brand of christianity, and targetting asia as a buddhist land. during both the korea and vietnam wars, the warmongering generals all tried to launch their own nuke plans, but stopped by truman and john mccaine’s capture, respectively.

      the best way to stop them is for japan to play gouqian’s revenge in 2020.

    • Raptar Driver

      I believe that most Americans know they will become toast and they just don’t want to hear about it, complete apathy or maybe collective insanity like Germany of the 30’s/40’s.

  • Starlight

    Here’s a clue for the clueless. A year or so back people were told, by the jewish controlled mainstream media, that the USA and UK intended to BEGIN using the NSA and GCHQ for surveillance of their respective nations- for ‘security’ issues, of course. Only problem is, as Snowden’s leaks PROVED, the UK and USA had perfected FULL SPECTRUM surveillance of the entire planet decades ago.

    So what about his nuke story. Notice the jewish press say it is coming IN THE FUTURE. Actually both Russia and America rushed to develop ‘battlefield’ nukes in the 1950s and perfected the first generation of this ‘tiny’ nuke warheads in the 1960s. How far have computers come from 1950 to the present day? Nuke tech has come just as far.

    The LAST public awareness of nuke development was the neutron bombs of the late 1950s- bombs with massively high yields of ionising raditaion, WITHOUT significant high temperature energy emission. In other words radiation that “leaves building standing” while destroying all higher forms of life, including Humans. That was the late 1950s. Since that date, we only have rumours about the exact nature of progress in the field of nuclear weapons.

    But we have the scientific advances, and engineering advances, so can extrapolate from this info.

    Modern nukes have PROGRAMMABLE yields- in other words before launching you can program the exact blast power of most nuclear warheads. At the other end of the scale were the NUCLEAR BULLTETS designed by the Soviet Union- literally nuclear warheads in bullets that were fired by specialist guns. At this size, the nukes proved USELESS against smarter non-nuclear weapon designs.

    The small nukes we are talking about are warheads in small bombs and missiles carried by jets and bombers. Their advantage is two fold.

    1) Weight- far lighter for far bigger blasts than conventional high explosive
    2) maximum blast- so one nuke can take out an entire facility destroying the entire set of buildings and murdering everyone at the site.

    The intended target- Iran. Two weeks of hitting Iran with these “usable nuke”- whereupon EVERY major infrastructure facility- military, civilian and commercial, will be gone. Every airfield and air port GONE. Every sea port GONE. Every military camp GONE. Every major factory GONE. Every major transport hub GONE. Every university GONE. Every TV station GONE. Every sports stadium GONE. Every major shopping centre GONE.

    Two weeks and everything of societal value in Iran destroyed- with ZERO risk to the attacking forces of the Deep State. And all Iran can do is level the wahhabi cities in the region, and do significant rocket damage to Israel. And THIS the Deep State couldn’t care less about.

    Dribblers think N Korea is a target- sites like this one, zionist inflitrated, push this laughable lie. MISDIRECTION so you don’t see the preparation for the Iran war.

    Trump has just lost interest in breaking the Iran nuclear treaty. That’s cos the REAL war plan is now underway- and sticking needles into Iran would be counter-productive at this late stage.

    Southfront has been bending over backward to run stories BLAMING IRAN for this event or that, just like the mainstream media. And this is SIGNIFICANT. You lay down the LIE of Iran being clearly prepared to do any bad thing in order to have the JUSTIFICATION for your false-flag narrative. And it is the coming FALSE-FLAG, to be blamed on Iran, that Trump, Merkel, May and Marcon will use as the excuse to launch the Iran War.

    The so-called ‘usable’ nukes are stockpiled in their tens of thousands by the West and by Russia. Russia has massively expanded production of small nukes- hence that recent accident that released a giant cloud of radioactive gas over Europe last year. This is what Putin means when he warns the Deep State is taking the world to war- and Russia must be prepared.

    Last time Tony Blair normalised the use of depleted uranium under all circumstances and excuses. DU is a soft nuclear weapon, with fallout of heavy metal particles that cause horrific health problems for the exposed down the line- birth defects included.

    This time the Deep State is going to normalise the use of small fission/fusion nuclear warheads- and the jewish press is going to claim they are more “HUMANE” than current high explosives- cos they get the job done “quicker” and “more accurately” allowing the war to be over “faster”. The SAME excuse was given for the use of POISON GAS in WW1.

    • Tommy Jensen

      and same excuse Hiroshima, Nagasaki.

  • Hide Behind

    Gate Keepers, those who are chosen to barely open the Ingo Gates. And tell rest of world their exposes.
    MR. Roberts has strange beginnings, during Regan the dolts. Trickle down voodo evonomics that realy began the wealth transfer to the top 28%, and Bush the Intel master Presidency.
    Then to Wall Street banks etc. And like most accountants knows how to juggle books.
    The so call ” new nukeelling and embroidering and embellishing the past, late program” was already ongoing when he was in Regan cabinet.
    The gatekeepers always come out years , they being more interconnected today by tech have it down to months, late news repackaged as today’s news.
    The development of small nuke technology did not spring from US, With Japan illegally producing tritium and plutonium and barium for them, no it sprung upon the scene from secret nuke program even US knew not of.
    And this was during the Presidency of Cheny and Bush the shrub.
    SO this new nuke began and has been ongoing through every President since Eisenhouer and Nixon and only got a tech jump because of India
    US has had a primitive field tactical nuke, complete with own joint Israeli US Spec Ops groups, but by now has very many much enhanced mini nukes.
    Please, if still on web as Bush and Clinton began purge of it, the sudden decision by Bush the Shrubs unscheduled visit to India, right after a series of small below ground level blast.
    India got huge cultural, agricultural funds and special trade and research grants, call to many US buiz centers and talk to them.
    WE the lucky ones got rice and avocados on the cheap. While US military got its mini nukes.
    Remember, there are no international treaties that limit small tactical neutron weaponry.
    Mr. Roberts has many great traits and beliefs but in the background one can denote his preference and defence, trying to say let’s get back to the good old days, when in fact those good ok days made his wealth and most probably began the death knells of millions in the future and the programs that killed and displaced millions and still ongoing to this day.
    Glorification of the past, when all wss innocent is major trait of all organized religious and political bullsh….rs.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    Croaky Raven is the indian name of Paul Craig.

    • dontlietome

      ………….And Solomon Krupacek is the Israeli name for “I’m a dick-wad”.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Im in for the last 2 sections.
    But stop the crybaby mentality and lets find ways to counter the wave.