Americans Catching On, Waking Up, Unplugging?
Paul Craig Roberts
by Paul Craig Roberts: The
Case of the Missing Terrorists
to the question in the title I can report that most of my readers
are. Almost everyone got the point of the last column. They see
the absurdity of the governments claim that the identity of
the tough, macho Navy Seals, who allegedly murdered Osama bin Laden,
has to be kept secret in order to protect our fierce warriors from
reprisals from Muslim terrorists, while those government officials
responsible for the torture and deaths of large numbers of Muslims
can walk around, identity known, unprotected and safe.
A few members
of Congress are also awake, but not very many. Indeed, we are losing
two of the most awareDennis Kucinich and Ron Paul. Kucinich
was redistricted in order to get rid of his independent voice. He
carried 75% of the votes from that part of his old district that
was included in his new one, but the new voters lacked the intelligence
to vote for him. Ron Paul, in our time of tribulation, tried for
the Republican presidential nomination on a platform of saving the
US Constitution, but those who voted in Republican primaries werent
interested in saving the US Constitution.
Now we are
down to US Rep. Walter Jones. Initially, Jones was a member of the
warmonger crowd. He was angered when the French government cast
doubt on the George W. Bush regimes reasons for the need for
war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Jones said at that time that he was
renaming French Fries Freedom Fries.
from the Matrix and has been sentient for some time. Recently the
tyrant Obama and the government operative Panetta, a political whore
who has been in a variety of government positions and is currently
Secretary of Warmongering, announced publicly that, the US Constitution
notwithstanding, the executive branch no longer needed the authority
of Congress to go to war. In our globalist existence, the authority
for the US to initiate hostilities against another country comes
from the UN, declared Obama and Panetta. If the executive branch
can persuade or bribe the UN to give a war OK, Congress is no longer
This was too
much for the awakened US Rep. Walter Jones. He has introduced House
Congressional Resolution 107, which clearly states that the presidents
use of US military in an act of aggression without the consent of
Congress is an impeachable offense.
There is absolutely
no question whatsoever that Rep. Jones is correct. However, you
can bet that the Obama regime already has a John Yoo-type hireling
busy at work in the Department of Justice (sic) writing a legal
memo that the US Constitution gives no authority to Congress to
A person would
think that members of Congress would flock to Rep. Jones resolution.
it is Congress own power that is on the line. Normally, organizations
defend their own power. Strangely, the US Congress has not defended
its power since Roosevelts New Deal in the 1930s.
Because of the crisis of the Great Depression, Congress gave up
its law-making powers to the executive agencies created by Roosevelt
to run the country. Congress pretends to still be in control by
having oversight over the ruling executive cabinet departments
and agencies. Cabinet secretaries, assistant sectaries, and CIA
directors have to go testify and be questioned before congressional
committees and all that, like the Federal Reserve chairman who has
unaccountable power over interest rates and inflation, but the laws
are made by the executive branch. Ever since the 1930s, when Congress
passes a law it is merely an authorization for some executive branch
agency to define the law by writing the regulations. As the executive
agency also enforces the regulations, we have the beginnings of
tyranny as the same agency both makes the law and enforces it. (See,
for example, Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton, The
Tyranny of Good Intentions, Ch. 11, Abdicating Legislative
The roots of
tyranny in america go back to the 1930s and even further back to
President Lincoln. The decline of Congress, which was created by
the Founding Fathers to be a powerful political institution, has
been a long term process. However, in recent years the decline of
Congress power and relevance has accelerated. The Democrats
are as responsible for this as Republicans. If US law had been enforced,
and Democrats could have enforced the law, George W. Bush and essentially
the entirety of his appointees would be in federal prison.
But the Democrats
sacrificed the peoples power over government in order that
the executive branch could protect us from a terrorism for which
no evidence exists. No terrorist events have occurred since September
11, 2001, except for FBI orchestrated plots that never endangered
the public. As for the governments 9/11 story, thousands
of experts have their doubts.
So, the US
Constitution has simply been discarded on the basis of fear. First,
the fear of the Great Depression, and secondly, the fear of Muslim
States of America is the Constitution. If the Constitution no longer
exists as an enforceable document taken seriously by political elites,
the United States no longer exists. Some other entity has taken
that. Describe to yourself the characteristics of this new entity.
This will be easier for older people than for the young, who have
been born into the new tyranny.
For the young,
tyranny is all they know. For the young, tyranny is normal.
How old does
a person have to be to remember when you boarded an airliner without
any security? In previous columns I have pointed out the tiny, essentially
insignificant infractions, that led to the resignation of President
Richard Nixon in order to avoid impeachment. Compared to Bush or
Obama, Nixon was flawless in his observation of US law and the US
Constitution. No one of my generation can possibly imagine Nixon
saying that the UN could replace Congress authority to initiate
war, or that he could strip US citizens of their liberty and lives
on suspicion alone without evidence or due process of law, simply
on the basis of executive decree. All Nixon did was to lie about
when he learned of a burglary of which he had no prior knowledge
and no involvement.
The loss of
our liberty is where we are today. Rep. Jones wants to retrieve
Congress war-making power. He says that those americans who
wish to support this goal should inform their Senators and Representative
and local newspaper of this fact. He provides the telephone number
of the congressional switchboard which can connect you to the three
offices that, allegedly, represent you. The number is 202 224-3121
As you know,
I keep trying, and so must we all. If we dont keep trying,
it means we accept our loss of our liberty and accountable government.
If we give in now, what was the point of resisting the Soviet threat,
other than profits and power for the military/security complex?
The US government
and its media whores, presstitutes as Gerald Celente calls them,
show increasing contempt for the intelligence, or lack thereof,
of the american public. Even americans spaced out on alcohol, drugs,
junk food, television and sports events remember the name Osama
bin Laden. This person, formerly an operative of the US government
against the Soviet Union, was, we were told, the embodiment of total
evil. He was responsible for 9/11.
W. Bush declared that Afghanistans refusal (apparently another
Bush regime lie) to deliver Osama, the alleged (no proof) perpetrator
of 9/11, to US authorities was the justification for attacking Afghanistan,
a country at that time, as now, with two separate governments at
war with one another. Shortly thereafter, Osama became, magically,
the reason to invade Iraq, an old US ally who had attacked the government
of the Iranian Revolution at Washingtons behest.
Iraqi ally had nonexistent weapons of mass destruction
that threatened american cities, in the words of Bushs moronic
National Security Advisor, with mushroom clouds.
How did all
this absurdity occur? Yes, what Gerald Celente aptly designates
as the presstitute media played a role. However, the
whores were serving their customers, which are the government and
private interests that benefit from war. The American public could
have rejected the spin, but they put yellow ribbon decals on their
SUVs and supported the troops.
were puzzled when the US government abandoned its position that
Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11 and announced a new mastermind,
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the presstitutes didnt mention it.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was designated the mastermind of 9/11
because the US government had in custody this hapless individual,
perhaps sold to them by warlords for the bounty paid for terrorists.
Theres no good in having a mastermind of 9/11 whom you cannot
catch. So Khalid Sheikh Mohammed became the Mastermind of 9/11.
the Mastermind, the CIA torturers went to work on him, illegally,
of course, but who cares, here was the Mastermind of 9/11.
Sheikh Mohammed was water-boarded 183 times with the only evidence
against him being coerced self-incrimination, both the former chief
US prosecutor at Guantanamo, Colonel Morris Davis, and Admiral Donald
Guter, Judge Advocate General of the US Navy, dismissed the Guantanamo
military tribunal trials as show trials or circuses.
american trials of alleged terrorists are even less
lawful than Stalins show trials of the Bolsheviks, who created
the Russian Revolution in 1917, and Hitlers trials of the
German military who attempted to assassinate him in order to save
Germany from destruction.
own chief military prosecutors denounce trials of alleged terrorists,
the media and the public should take notice. But not in america
where the government believes its own lies as fervently as the brainwashed
public believes the presstitute media.
before a show trial could dispatch Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as the
Mastermind of 9/11, the US government has produced a new culprit.
It was not Osama bin Laden nor Sheikh Mohammed, but Iran that is
responsible for 9/11. In a US federal court judgment issued in December
2011, Iran was found guilty of the 9/11 attacks (ref).
So who is responsible
for 9/11? If not bin Laden, why did the Navy Seals allegedly murder
him? If not Sheikh Mohammed, why is he being put on trial after
being tortured for years?
is that the criminals in Washington, who control our lives, no longer
care about any of their previous propaganda. They now want to attack
another country on totally false pretenses, as does the extreme
right-wing Israeli government, the cancer of the Middle East.
Some of the
Israeli military brass and much of the Israeli security/intelligence
brass oppose an attack on Iran as an act of insanity. Yet, little,
if any of the Israeli opposition to war has been reported in the
US presstitute media. In order to negate internal opposition, the
Israeli prime minister has formed a unity government with the main
opposition party, as AIPAC stampedes the US Congress into voting
for war with Iran (ref).
If the unaware
american population can be programmed to believe that Iran is the
9/11 culprit, then Washington can initiate yet another war that
enriches the military/security complex with money and power.
bin Ladens family now sue Washington for blaming Osama for
an offense which Washington now acknowledges he was not guilty?
Will Sheikh Mohammed be found guiltless, because a US federal court
now says it was Iran that was responsible for 9/11?
be the results if america had a justice system that was independent
of the needs of the political elites and the private interests that
they serve. But today in america the ruling interests produce by
hook or crook justifications for war that serve the power and profit
of the military/security complex. Whatever the mainstream media
tells you serves this interest.
So, how do
we rescue America from its government and from the corrupt media
that serves as a Ministry of Truth for a corrupt government?
Craig Roberts, a
former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate
editor of the Wall Street Journal, has been reporting shocking cases
of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book,
Tyranny of Good Intentions,
co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, a documented account of how
americans lost the protection of law, has been released by Random
House. Visit his website.
© 2012 Paul
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