U.S. Definitely Wants War in Ukraine-Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The U.S. Definitely Wants War in UkraineBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the Neoconservatives in the U.S. government want war in Ukraine.  Dr. Roberts says, “They definitely want war, of course. They’ve wanted it ever since Reagan was President.  The Neocons were always saying we have to attack the Soviet Union, and Reagan said we are not going to win anything, we are going to end it.   The Neocons got to where they really disliked Reagan because he wouldn’t take advantage of Soviet weakness to attack them.  So, they are war minded.  They produce documents that say nuclear war is winnable.  So, they are basically crazy people; and, yet, they have determined the course of foreign policy since the Clinton Administration.  Under George Bush, they controlled the show; and today, under Obama, the Neoconservatives control it.” 

Some say the U.S. wants war so they have something to blame the fall of the U.S. economy.  Not so, says Dr. Roberts, “They (Neocons) have been very clear about their ideology of American hegemony over the world.  It’s like Adolf Hitler all over again.  You know, the Germans are the chosen people and have the right to override others.  Neoconservatives don’t use the Nazi language.  Instead, we’re (Neocons) said to be the ‘exceptional’ people, the ‘indispensable country.’  They use these adjectives to elevate the United States above law, its own law and international law.  So, it’s alright if we commit war crimes with naked aggression.  It’s alright if we torture.  It’s alright if we kidnap people in foreign countries and take them to other foreign countries.  This is all just part of America achieving hegemony.  Notice the way we achieve it is not by argument or reason or persuasion or anything like that.  It’s by force.” 

Roberts goes on to say, “So, why is Ukraine important?  Well, there is the Black Sea naval base that Russia has there.  They have a lease on it until 2042.  You have Eastern Ukraine, which is former Soviet military industrial complex . . . for Washington, they say, look we can really bring a serious strategic threat to Russia here.  We can devalue their nuclear deterrent by putting anti-nuclear bases in Ukraine on their border.  So, when we put pressure on them, they have to think much harder when they stand up to us because we will have the upper hand. . . . So, that’s the real reason for what they are doing.  There are other economic reasons.  They want to get their hands on Ukraine.  They want to loot it.” 

On the economy, and if we are headed for another crash, Dr. Roberts says, “I think what we are headed for is continuous sinking.  How fast it would be?  I don’t know.  Everyone’s running out of savings.  People have been living off their savings for 5 years.  For example, the elderly don’t get any interest income.  So, what people are doing is spending down their capital to maintain their lives.  As this capital is spent down, there is nothing left to spend.  So, consumer spending and retail spending just gradually fall and fall.  I don’t think there is going to be a sudden collapse, but there could be a sudden collapse because of all the money the Fed is pumping into the system.  This is inconsistent with the dollar’s value and the dollar being the reserve currency.” 

On gold, Dr. Roberts says, “To protect the dollar from Quantitative Easing (QE), the Fed is selling naked shorts in the gold market to keep the gold price from rising so rapidly that it exposes the worthlessness of the dollar. . . . The physical stock of gold in the West to meet delivery demand is diminishing rapidly.  So, one day the Chinese will buy 100 tons of gold, and we won’t be able to make delivery.  That would crash the system.  It would just pop.  So, there are things that could crash it suddenly.  Regardless . . . the economy is going to gradually sink because there are no jobs, or no good jobs. . . So, there is not a recovery.  The U.S. is a busted state.  It’s completely busted.”  

On the Federal Reserve money printing to prop up the economy, Dr. Roberts, who has a PhD in economics, contends, “I think they realize all the money printing does undermine the dollar, and if they lose the dollar, the game is over.  So, they have to protect the dollar.”  But what happens if the economy falls hard?  Will they crank back up QE?  Roberts says, “Suppose the economy does move down fairly fast, then all the pressure will be on them to support the economy.  Given the stupidity of the media and stupidity of economists and the stupidity of Congress, supporting the economy will mean more QE.  If it gets really bad, you could see the Fed cave in and start printing more money . . . at some point, it’s going to cost them the dollar.”  

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, author of the new book “How America was Lost.” 

(There is much, much more in the in-depth video interview.) 

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  1. Rodster

    Things and events will quickly pickup pace as the East realizes what Dr. Roberts is saying. Either, they bail on the dollar and let the US collapse or allow the US to destroy them via the military, destabilizing their economy and country or going to war with them.

    If the US succeeds with Russia, CHINA IS NEXT ! That’s a guarantee. I think the East is seeing this and why they are banding together as they see the US is trying to destroy it’s enemies to protect the Dollar.

    • Greg Hunter

      Rodster,
      Nice succinct comment, thank you for posting it here!
      Greg

    • Rodster

      Is Al Qaeda in China? Was this a US plan to destabilize China as well? Just asking questions, my friends.

      https://www.vocativ.com/world/china/china-al-qaedas-cross-hairs/

      • Galaxy 500

        Rodster
        I am more concerned about the probing (multiple test attacks) on the USA power grid than I am Al Qaeda in China. There are transformers that require a year to build and we don’t have any stockpiled. One of the few things that differentiate us from the third world is infrastructure. If NYC didn’t have electricity for even three months, forget a year, how well do you think they would fair? I would survive but I wouldn’t like it.

        • greatdogs

          Rodster, I was reading a while ago that the transformers are not made in America anymore (kinda like everything else these days).

    • Tim B.

      Yes, seems like the Russians could run the U.S. out of business much like the U.S. did to the Soviets in 1989.

    • Jus'Say'n

      “Things and events will quickly pickup pace as the East realizes what Dr. Roberts is saying.”

      I’m sure they’ve realized it for some time, hence the Eurasian Union/BRIC, buying up gold, military build up et al.
      What the Neo SS (Our own World Conquistadors) best be concerned about is the snake in the closet! Meaning – wasn’t long ago we ejected some 400 Russian Spy’s who were eyeing Nuclear Power Plants, Power Stations and the like! Bringing America to it’s knees from the inside is just a flick of a switch/EMP away – and they (ALL OUR ENEMIES) know this!!!
      We’re done!!! We just don’t know it yet!!!
      Hell, I could take down America! So I know they can!!!
      Look at the Division!!!

      • Wayne Pacific

        Russia could not “run the US out of business.” With allies, perhaps they could in the long run. Don’t hold your breath. US may collapse soon, but it won’t be because of the Russians.

        • Jus'Say'n

          You forced me to look over my comment 3 times?! Where did I say or even imply that the Ruskies could/would “Run the US out of business?”
          No! My point was that they’ll just “Blow us up!!!”.

          “US may collapse soon, but it won’t be because of the Russians.”

          I whole-heartedly agree! It will be because America has turned its back on G-d and the order was given in Heaven for America’s Collapse and destruction by the Russians!!!

    • Rodster

      Charlie McGrath posted a great video on Youtube.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SpDK9wU8M0

  2. Liquid Motion

    Greg,

    Tremendous stuff with PCR. This is a legendary interview and extremely timely.
    Yet I still wonder how PCR is able to speak volumes about the idiocy of the US Government with such impunity. He comes across as being acutely nonchalant.

    For me, as much as it concerns the hell out of me, the connotations PCR puts forward about the USA and its associate WAR/CORPORATE/FINANCIAL machines, it all makes perfect sense. It is “world hegemony”….and China & Russia are in the way.
    BUT…..counterbalancing that point ……
    As PCR succinctly puts it “Putin is a Diplomat” ….when does the time come when the aggression is no longer acceptable. Knowing what he knows and how much provocation there is from the other side (West), how long can you (Putin) keep a brave face. What will trigger the inevitable RETALIATION? If he is such a grand master at chess as many suggest, you would think that he has already mapped out the next 5 moves.

    Not only that issue, but surely the great political leaders of the West and the East understand (and condone to a large extent) the sinister game that is being played out by the USA and its masters. I understand full well who the drivers behind the wheel are. Surely all and sundry can come to the conclusion that there are devious minds at work, whose aim is to unsettle the geo-political world thereby generating internal chaos and creating windfall gains for the monopolistic giants. This is all too obvious. Russia and China are testing the USA’s mettle in this regard. As PCR states…..Russia is expediting the transition to a de-Americanised world. It will need to do so quick smart if the sanctions that are now being put in place, actually come to fruition.
    “Enablement” and “Extremism” were the key themes in this interview. They require further analysis in the context of what the USA has become……moreso what it can no longer represent or be seen as.

    The “Off-shoring”, the “Enabling of terrorists”, the “Financial repression”, the “Destruction of the currency”, the “Creation of a Nation of Indentured Servitude” are all singularly spectacular titles to as yet unwritten books…but collectively they also represent the legacy of the mad men who are intentionally destroying America (and perhaps the World). It is these people who need to be discovered and removed from the positions that they hold….Lest we all suffer. They do not care fo

    • Michael

      You say “acutely nonchalant” but look again, deeper. Consider his pose in the photograph on the intro page, with the background painting. What statement is he trying to make? This person has an agenda that goes way back. Now he speaks of the NGO’s, but he is himself in his own NGO with his own agenda. Poor guy feels he never got the credit he deserves. Someone who makes those kinds of statements, every one followed by chuckles, is more than “acutely nonchalant”, he is enjoying what he is putting forth for the viewers to digest – and it is NOT THE TRUTH, it IS only his version of it, tainted with HIS OWN AGENDA. PEOPLE! Don’t be duped by the perennially narcissistic!

      • R0Tten to the c0RE

        MICHAELina Attack what he has to say, we can see he chuckles. What r the facts? Come up with something please! Were info junkies and your coming up short, shorty.

      • woody188

        I wouldn’t mistake a nervous tick for a personal agenda. Dr. Roberts has always spoken the truth and in as simple and plain a manner that anyone can understand. He deals with a lot of grief, harassment, and risks financial and social ruin for what he is saying. The man is a modern day Thomas Paine and is a hero of the new revolution to come.

        • Stanimal

          Whatever Woddy188 been smokin, I’d sure like to toke on?

          PCR is a liar! It was Reagan who deregulated the financial industry, or don’t you recall the S&L bailouts. Where V.P. Bush’s son Neil was caught receiving kickbacks on loans he approved when a director of the failed Silverado S&L in Denver.

          PCR as the “Father of Reaganomics” nearly tripled the deficit, having nothing to do with the collapse of the former U.S.S.R. but everything to making you and your progeny debt-slaves. How’s that “trickle down” working out for you and your family now? Russia is a far more serious threat to the U.S.A. today then it was 30 years ago.

          PCR was a part of the problem in Washington when a part of the Reagan administration. PCR is a hypocrite for he certainly didn’t bloviate these opinions he has of late 30 years ago; quite the opposite.

          PCR “Gross Ignorance” about Reagan supplying billions of $’s in weapons to his “Freedom Fighters” Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Al-CIAda and the Taliban. Even fomenting Treason with the Iran-Contra weapons for cocaine scandal; that should have had the most convicted Felons and others who were a part of the Reagan administration swinging from the ends of ropes as Wehrmacht soldiers were hung for lesser offenses.

          What PCR is doing today is re-writing his history as he now realizes his actions of 30 years ago were a mistake.

          • Greg Hunter

            Stanimal,
            You are so living in the past. Do you knot understand the danger in the world today.
            Greg

          • Stanimal

            I sure do know the “Danger” we are in and PCR is accountable for his past actions; that assisted in creating the “danger” you mention. Yet people like yourself and Woddy188 stroke PCR ego with his “sage” advice, that contradicts his past actions.

            How about the next time you interview PCR you ask him some relevant questions, like why he slams the Bu$h/Obama deficit spending yet his claims to be the “Father of Reaganomics” and nearly tripling the deficit, that took the country from being the #1 creditor nation in the world to the #1 debtor one in less than 8 years “Doesn’t matter”? As you, your children and their children will still only be paying a fraction upon the compounding interest on this debt.

            Or how PCR neglects to connect Reagan’s support with billions of $’s in weapons to his “Freedom Fighters” Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Al-CIAda the Taliban and Iran with the country having to spend trillions of $’s and scores of U.S. soldiers killed, maimed and committing suicide in the farce War of Terror?

            The misguided policies of the Reagan administration of which PCR was a part of have spawned the “Danger” that we face today.

            • Greg Hunter

              Stanimal,
              Please stop with the 1984 talk. Wake up it’s 2014! It’s been 30 years man!!! The problems we face are all because of the “misguided policies of the Reagan Administration”? Really? Please stop. When Reagan left office the cash deficit was around $3 trillion. Last year, the U.S. went on the hook for $6.2 trillion–last year. You do not know the dangers , if you did you would be focusing on today instead of blaming the Republicans. Oh and by the way, didn’t the Democrats hold the House during the first 6 years of the Reagan Administration? Didn’t the Democrats hold the Senate and the House during the last two years of the Reagan Administration? Your Democrat buddies helped with the mess the country is in now. You don’t even post a real name. This makes me think you are some Democrat paid troll. How about a real verifiable name next time you post to prove me wrong. I don’t post anonymously, why should you?
              Greg

          • Stanimal
            • Greg Hunter

              Stanimal,
              This is Greg Hunter, and I have deleted your comment above. No, No, No you are not commenting with this long 1980’s diatribe tearing down Paul Craig Roberts anonymously. All you bring up is something from 30 years ago and you did not address a single point I made refuting that the Reagan Administration acted with the help of the democratic majority in Congress. . You will give a verifiable name and credentials to comment further. Don’t bother to come back if you are not prepared to prove you are not a paid troll. That’s what I think you are–a paid troll to destroy the messenger and not give any real message.
              Greg

              • Skip

                Hı Greg
                Great to see you stand up for what appears to be the only man with an İota of Knowledge as to where Bush and Obamination are taking the world? Paul Craig Roberts is spot on for my money!!
                I am amazed that Bush & Co are not before bWar tribulals of the Hague or maybe these laws just do not reach other side of Atlantic eh!

                • Greg Hunter

                  Skip,
                  President “I’m good at killing people” Obama and his Administration should be on trial right along side of the Bush Administration for the drone murder program. They have executed thousands if innocent people including a few hundred kids for being near the so-called terrorists. If you think torture is bad then murder has to top that. Thank you for you comment and passion for justice.
                  Greg

      • Geo. T (Formerly George)

        “Tainted with his own agenda”
        I wonder what your agenda is? misdirection, misinformation, marginalizing the truth?

      • Galaxy 500

        Don’t be duped by the perennially narcissistic!

        Michael, Don’t worry. We won’t let you lead us astray. Minions of Satan often take up a holy mantle. You quote scripture yet you make unwarranted and un-Christian attacks on us. You attempt to portray yourself as good yet you act bad. Mike, actions always speak louder than words.

        • Jus'Say'n

          Who is “US”?!
          And what scripture did Michael quote?!

      • Angie

        Exactly Michael, there needs to be some questions asked here.

      • Liquid Motion

        I understand full well what PCR puts forward in his many written & spoken words.
        What I cannot reconcile is his demeanor given the serious nature of the issues and topics together with the many allegations PCR makes. All cannot be taken lightly nor be seen in any other context. For the record I’m not opposing his views.

      • Plain old Dave

        “Consider his pose” Really??? Should he have been flashing a gang sign? ” with the background painting” were you hoping for a nature scene???
        ” What statement is he trying to make?” Perhaps the statement is “I’m a professional” What do you see Michael? Satan, a reptilian alien?
        “he is himself in his own NGO with his own agenda” you might want to do a little research on NGO’s, who funds them and their ties to government. And yes he, like you, like me, like most thinking men has an agenda.
        “every one followed by chuckles, is more than “acutely nonchalant”, he is enjoying what he is putting forth for the viewers to digest – and it is NOT THE TRUTH”. The chuckles, if you will notice, come when he points out the absurdity of the laughable policy or situation he just described. Your paranoia on that point is rather amusing.
        ” tainted with HIS OWN AGENDA. PEOPLE! Don’t be duped by the perennially narcissistic!”. In other words, he is explaining his beliefs from knowledge gleaned while working deep within the system in govt as well as wall street so don’t trust him. So you must be saying “listen to those who are not narcissistic like Bush or Obama or the William Kristols of the world” .
        Had you presented a rebuttal that disputed the facts of the video you might have persuaded a few people. Your ranting about photo’s, chuckles and personality types was as weak as water.
        Enjoy your week.
        The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
        -Albert Einstein

  3. The Heart

    Hey Greg, Paul, you all better take a listen to this. Just for fun, of course.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOd41mG8dPU

    • pessimist

      I listened to it and tried to follow up on his claims and found nothing other than it is true that the next US Treasury Securities auction is in April.

  4. 8Ball

    Thanks to Dr. Roberts for posting the link to the English transcript of Putin’s press conference in his recent “Putin Speaks” article. It reveals that Putin has a mind and thought process that is far superior to what we see coming out of DC… he is a real leader, not a mindless figurehead who babbles soundbites to sway public opinion.

  5. e sutton

    Greg,
    One, if not THE best interviews you’ve ever done. I don’t always agree with Dr. Roberts, as I remember him back in the day under Reagan. But not a kernel of what he said in this interview does not ring true. Great interview, and THANKS to you BOTH for uncovering more of the awful truth we have to face in this country!!!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you E Sutton for the comment and kind words. I love this country and this is very painful for me to expose, but it must be done for the good of the Republic.
      Greg

  6. Smaulgld

    Dr. Roberts makes clear that both the democratic and republican parties are dominated by neo con war mongering corportists.
    Dr. Roberts also dismissed the selling of treasuries as having a big impact and focused on the more lasting impact of the BRICS moving away from the dollar.
    Short term the Fed can sop up any treasury bond sales as they have plenty of practice printing money, but the Fed can’t make countries use the dollar only the military can do that.

    • Greg Hunter

      Smaugld,
      There is not much difference between the parties. I think the Council On Foreign Relations joins them both.
      Greg

      • smaulgld

        The video in your side bar ◾Rule from the Shadows – The Psychology of Power (You want to know why things are so bad and do not get better? Watch!!!)
        says it all.

      • Steven Moyer

        There is a lot of difference between the parties. Democrats want to raise taxes on the rich; Republicans don’t. Democrats want to have socialized health care; Republicans don’t. Democrats want to preserve the social safety net: Republicans don’t. Democrats support gay rights; Republicans don’t. Democrats want to preserve a woman’s right to choose an abortion; Republicans don’t. Democrats want to cut the military budget; Republicans don’t.

        I’m frankly tired of this false narrative about both parties being the same. They ARE the same in one sense; they all believe money is the way to run a country. That’s where they are both wrong; money is a horrible way to run a planet.

        • Greg Hunter

          Steven,
          Both Pelosi and Boehner voted to allow the NSA unfettered spying in 2013. Yes, there are some differences but the parties are the same on some very big issues such as not saying a word about the massive crimes that have been committed. Many Republicans say Snowden is a leaker and traitor but say nothing about admitted money laundering for terrorists by big banks such as HSBC and Standard Charter. Let that sink in. Where are the Congressional hearings for money laundering for terrorists. Both banks simply paid a fine. Wouldn’t laundering money for terrorist be treason? Other massive crimes by bankers include but not limited to are foreclosure fraud (forgery perjury and fraud on the court), rate rigging, gold market rigging, securities fraud, theft of private funds by MF Global (Did you hear a republican raise a stink about this? Corzine is a big Dem!!), JP Morgan working with convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff. (They paid a fine–again.) Not a single word or criminal prosecution of a big banker. False narrative? Really? I just skimmed the surface. The Republicans got one very good thing going for them–they did not lie as a party and vote for Obama Care. Thank you for you comment even tough the facts totally discredit your argument.
          Greg

        • R0Tten to the c0RE

          Steverino,
          Yes but money makes the planet go round and round so you can have morning once a day and eat that big breakie!

        • Geo. T (Formerly George)

          Democrats believe in a woman’s right to abort (kill) her child (rebranded as fetus to be less controversial) while demanding that government stop the death penalty for murders as inhumane. What a sad contradiction. More black children were murdered last year than were born. Just because its legal, doesn’t make in moral

          • moerstaal aka native slang

            Left versus right and reps versus dems paradigms are too low for this outstanding website. Politics are f#@#@$%$ up with big privat money (Rothschild and Rockefeller among them) and industrial complex (military, pharma, Monsanto, Halliburton, et cetera). That means dems and reps differ in some public matters but not in great lines. Politics in general are just symptomatic for the sick empire where money rules and people no longer matter.
            Young folks…

          • Galaxy 500

            A race that kills it children without reason is always wrong. Its not politics friend, its immortality.

        • Jus'Say'n

          Big Stevie,
          Here’s what I heard you say:
          There is a lot of difference between the parties. Democrats want to STEAL from the rich; Republicans don’t. Democrats want to have unearned health care; Republicans don’t. Democrats want to preserve the FREE safety net: Republicans don’t. Democrats support Perversity; Republicans don’t. Democrats want to preserve a woman’s right to avoid responsibility by Butchering Babies; Republicans don’t. Democrats want to cut our ability to defend ourselves; Republicans don’t.

          You’re Right!!! There’s a difference!!!
          Thank’s for clarifying/illuminating us to the truth!!!

  7. Roderick

    Dr. Roberts cuts thru the lies and nonsense and lays out the ugly truths of what we have become. He is extremely informed and has great courage to face the powers that be and expose them. Another great interview Mr. rising star!.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Roderick for your comment and kind words!
      Greg

  8. William Betts

    Greg:
    Always great to see Dr. Roberts on your news. This was a great enlightenment for those that are lucky to watch and read your news. America has got to wake up to what is going on in this world. Last night 3-11-14 I watched PBS nightly news lies about what is going on in Putin’s world. Totally unbelievable that they would put something like that out there for the American people. Total lies, nothing more than that. Yes America is lost. but how are we going to get it back.? It is about time that we take to the streets and demand a new gov’t in Washington, and run these neocons into the sea…. Betts

    • Greg Hunter

      William Betts,
      Both parties are pretty much listening to the same boss.
      Greg

  9. Calgirl

    ABSOLUTELY your FINEST interview, Greg. Thank you for doing your part to get these truthes out for the citizen-slaves.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Calgirl for your kind words. I like your name by the way. Cal is for California?
      Greg

      • Jus'Say'n

        :):):)
        Or she missed an L! And skipped an appointment?!

  10. Mitch Bupp

    Thank You Greg and Dr Roberts….. I see we have had weak Presidents who have not been able to control the government they run. Obama is a very weak president in fact he is not a leader but a middle manager. He does not control of his (our) government and he has nothing but establishment advisers who have created such a house of cards that no president can turn the USS USA Carnival cruise line without crashing the house of cards called the US economy………

    • Jus'Say'n

      “USS USA Carnival cruise line”

      Of course you meant “White Star” cruise line?!

    • Jus'Say'n

      P.S.
      Of course you get that I was alluding to “Titanic”?!
      Which may have been a Prophetic incident (By Allegory) of America’s Destiny?! As also I believe the “Deepwater Horizon” incident “Possibly” to have been?!!!
      To understand what I’m saying – compare “Titanic” with Ezekiel 26 – 27 (The Prophesy against Ancient Tyre). G-d uses allegory of a Majestic (Unsinkable) Ship manned by the “Great Men of the Earh” – a Melting Pot of Foreign Hands. The Best and Brightest the World Over – they came to build Tyre! Ancient Tyre serves as Allegory for End Times Babylon. And we’re in it!!! America!!! The GRAND SHIP of the HIGH SEA’s. That will be destroyed in One Hour like Titanic!!!

      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+26&version=NIV

  11. Scot Pleski

    The last eight minutes says it all….’we live in a lawless society, where the President can kill someone then pass a law to make it legal. The constitution makes ex post facto laws illegal’…not any more. ‘I have a pen……’

    • Greg Hunter

      Scot,
      I think I could do an entire interview just on his new book.
      Greg

    • Galaxy 500

      We were a nation of laws, now we are a nation of lawless men

    • Jus'Say'n

      “where the President can kill someone then pass a law to make it legal.”

      The Supreme Court did it in 73! Why not the Pres. to?!!!

  12. Dan Larsson

    Greg, to me that was an exceptional and great interview! I had to take a 2 hours lunch-break just to wrap my head around to what Dr. Paul Craig Roberts had to say, mind-boggling to say the least. Thanks for a great and truthful blog!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Dan and Mushroom for the comments and kind words!!
      Greg

  13. mushroom

    The finest summary of current events I have ever heard.

    Thank you Greg…

  14. Mick McNulty

    If I was the Russian government I would make two things clear to the warmongers of the west if they were to start a war over Crimea. First, I would arm groups around the world who are now enemies of the west since the west invaded or destabilized their countries, as in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan, the Americas and the rest. That would complicate their war on many fronts, including misdirection. Second, I would not consider the war ended until all surviving war criminals had been captured, and those captured would be tried for their crimes in a Russian court, not The Hague.

    When western people finally act many of our worst rulers will flee, but South America is out as a refuge because of the damage the US has done there, so Africa seems the likeliest place they’ll run to. I’d bolster my intelligence services there, in preparation.

  15. Arizona

    I had a visit the other day,FROM THE LORD HIMSELF,he said get the christians in america ready YOUR ABOUT TO BE AT WAR,he said I’am going to pour out a bucket of BLOOD ON AMERICA,he also said AMERICA YOUR THE TERRORISTS,and I’am going to use RUSSIAN and CHINA to punish you………..get ready kids,RED DAWN is coming……and the IDIOTS in the police gangs WILL BE HELPING THEM,don’t forget it either…………………

    • Geo. T (Formerly George)

      Wow…Greg, I didn’t know you had a divine prophet as a contributor. Cue music to” One Flew of the Cuckoo’s Nest” Mister De Mill, I am waiting for my close up

      • The Heart

        Religious fanatics can be just that, fanatical, but sometimes the message they bare is reasonable enough considering that china holds the mortgage on pretty much of all of America as the calateral for all those trillions loaned to the bush crime syndicate for usless endless wars.

        All one has to do is follow the money trail, understand that maurice strong has set china up to be the next money engine and world power, and how they will use the UN/IMF private armies to conquor america in concert with chna and russias help to see clarly the possible future.

        Is is all prety simple, really. Thay have planned this for a very long time and everyone has been told over and over again what to expect. The only thing that will change it all is for ALL the people of the world to find and punish all the satanic banksters and profitters of ziocon wars and then, maybe then something will really change the hell bound course the entire world is being thrust into. We sup;osedly have until April 11th until the govt falls and crashes, or borrows mor money from china. Lol…

        If it comes down to the God fearing doing battle with the godless, then God help us all and fogive us please, for no one seems to know what they are doing.

        If you have not checked out Dave Hodges and his pursuits of truth, then you might want to: http://thecommonsenseshow.com/

        • Galaxy 500

          And sometimes the message is an indication they went off their meds.

    • Galaxy 500

      Just reading your post was punishment enough.

    • JC Davis

      Arizona. You may be correct, but what a gamble if your wrong. Thou shalt not take the Lords name in uselessness. For my sake I hope your wrong. For your sake I hope your right.

      • Galaxy 500

        JC
        I speak to the Lord everyday. IMHO, I find the above post by Arizona as someone making fun of the One True God.

        • Charles H.

          G5,

          It does have a sense of mockery. Then again, the reference could be to Lucifer himself. God is not the author of confusion.

  16. Jerry

    Greg I really enjoyed this interview. My favorite part is when PCR referred to the MSM as ” American Media Whores”. Nothing has been more true. They’ve put the National Enquirer out of business.

    Greg I seem to have a different take on what the Banking Cartel is doing. While many economic experts such as PCR are expounding on the measures on what the Cartel is doing in order to save the fiat dollar, I see something entirely different. I see the Cartel as a money vampire trying to wring every last drop of monetary blood out of a financial corpse that’s already dead before they discard it. Don’t you think they know the days are numbered for the dollar? I sure do. And I think they already have a contingency plan for its replacement. I even think the EU and the UN are involved with them. Ukraine was just one more leg on a three legged stool that they were trying to cut. For all intensive purposes Russia and China have managed to escape their grasp and Ukraine was just the soft underbelly of the Russian economy that they were trying to exploit. Now that Putin has called their bluff by doing nothing, what will they do next? False flag anyone ? Anyone ?

    Meanwhile back at the ranch, the U.S. dollar is doing that thing, that PCR said , “sinking”. Unless something happens pretty quick to alter its course, the second quarter of 2014 should prove to be very interesting.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/index/dxy/charts

    Does anyone know anything about the Basal II Accord? According to Bob Gaskin the U.S. violated this law back in Oct. 2013 and the Federal Reserve under violation of the law , can stop buying Treasury Notes on April 11th . Just asking.

  17. Arizona

    THIS ain’t really funny,cause I didn’t laugh at the time I was told this,BUT the LORD said you better sell that motorcycle,(its a new harley-davidson)..I said WHY? ..THE LORD said I’am going to wreck ALL the roads and there will be no where to ride it,HE also said THE RUSSIANS are going to take EVERYTHING america has,and if you don’t sell that motorcycle their going to get it too…..AS near as I can figure, OBOOZO promised the russians ALL of americas vehicles and construction equipment,if they came and helped take down this country,and BOY are there a lot of russians in colorado,I see them at walmart all the time,and they ALWAYS are escorted by the sheriffs of our county…their all in bed together………

  18. This Guy

    War is big business and makes TONS of capital for TPTB. Also, any conflict would be a very nice distraction from the very real problems we face here at home. They ALWAYS want war; their kids won’t fight in it, they themselves will profit greatly from it, and it will cull the mass herd and quiet the tax slaves here on the animal farm.

    As time passes, I realize more and more that Orwell’s works were not warnings, but blueprints.

    Thanks for the great work, Greg. PCR is always one of your best.

  19. Galaxy 500

    Bove was on tv saying stay the course in the stock market…hahaha
    I bet he is not taking his own advice. Inflation is caused by money /credit expansion and deflation is caused by money/credit destruction. To see what I mean, just look at the Pound Sterling which was for large purchases (a troy pound of sterling silver) and now you need five pounds to buy a cup of coffee there. A hundred years ago, you could buy 40 acers of farm land in the south for $40 in gold (about 2 troy ounces). Tell me, did land increase so much or did the dollar inflate so much of its value away as to be worthless? I vote the latter. A hundred years ago, there were no 30 year mortgages. It is widely overlooked but the great depression was exacerbated by house and farm loans coming due and people not being able to refinance. You see a property bubble was created by easy credit and fictional profits in the stock market.
    Dr Roberts is a great guest. Thanks for putting his message out there.

    • Kevin2

      G 500, I have a small leather pouch on my computer desk, it contains $14 dollars of pre 64 dated coin. If I took this to the bank, they would give me $14.00.

      If I took this to a coin dealer, they would give about $300 hundred dollars. Yours is a very good abservation.

      Kevin

  20. Larry Galearis

    One of the shortest definition for a fascist philosophy is “power by force”.

    These groups are nihilistic groups; they are as any outlaw gang in an urban ghetto, beholding only to the group and in perpetual contest with the rest of society.

    Best,
    G.

  21. Raja

    There was lot of hype that US will attack Iran. But, till now it has not happen. In the same way attack on Ukraine also may not happen.

    • JC Davis

      My thoughts exactly Raja. 90% of the things we worry about never happens. It is the small 10% that we never saw that happens.

    • Geo. T (Formerly George)

      Raja,
      I don’t think that the USA will attack Iran. I do think that the Jews can or will ignore a nation whose officials state that they have no right to exist. They have been there and done that and the few that survived had tattoos from the death camps. I do not see a lot of jets flying in as from my point of view they are too valuable to the Israelis. They have some nice Jericho missiles and it will take a nuke to destroy the bunkers anyway. Iran supports Hezbollah and Hamas which are dropping rockets with increased sophistication into Israel complements of Iran. I think Israel has a “red” line and unlike Obama, its a real red line that when crossed, all hell will break loose for the Iranians.
      If I was in charge of Israel, I would have already pushed the Palestinians out of Gaza and the West Bank. Having terrorist on your boarder is never a good plan.

      • moerstaal aka native slang

        I have been in Israel and worked for a jewish organisation.
        Lots of if not most Israeli have german of slavic blood and dito names.
        It is about religion. They believe the torah tells them they are chosen people to whom god promised Israel. But they are no more original jewish people after 2.000 years. No one knows his blood line over this period.
        The real semites are the Palestinians.
        A high ranked Israelian army officer told me that the zionists want to push all real semites out of greater Israel. More over if they get a chance they want to genocide them. I decided not to marry his daughter. I don’t want genocide promoting people in my family.

        • Galaxy 500

          Then you didnt marry an American either did you

  22. Jerry

    Here we go again Greg.
    The sock puppets minion barking orders for the Cartel . America should be so proud.

    “We’re trying to tell [Russia] not to escalate this thing further into Eastern Ukraine, and allow the conditions to be set for some kind of resolution in Crimea. We do have treaty obligations with our NATO allies. And I have assured them that if that treaty obligation is triggered [in Europe], we would respond,” Dempsey said

    With the Cartel its like the wheel of misfortune. Where will they land next. I’m still holding out hope that Putin will flip them off and ignore them. Who would have ever thought I would be rooting for a Communist? The world truly is upside down.

  23. brian

    We now know that the integrity of our currency has been sacrificed to bail out the banks, we also now know that for the most part, the world has made several important steps in the irreversible process of finding a way to trade with each other without the dollar AND as a consequence without much of the ever now dwindling american consumer market.

    The question needing to be answered now is how will the american people react to this reality once it impacts them. More importantly how far are those currently in power willing to go in order to maintain their positions?

  24. Larry W. Bryant

    == Our Arrival at the Ides of March 2014: An Omen of What’s to Come? ==

    Somewhere recently — maybe here at USAwatchdog.com — I read that some financial experts have advanced the notion that the world’s failing economy will reach critical-mass status this month or shortly thereafter.

    A microcosm of that tipping point lies in an account from my source within the circuit court of a major city in Virginia: “Larry,” said my source on March 11, “you’re not gonna believe what happened this morning!” After I offered a lame guess about my usual interest in the average daily number of foreclosures (three), my source revealed that the court’s land records section had logged some 34 “Substitute Trustee” documents — a likely precedent-setting amount for a single day’s activity. The submitter of those documents is a major mortgage bank that lately seems to have heightened its TV commercials.

    A “Substitute Trustee” filing is a legal document preceding the process off home-mortgage foreclosure. Who knows the extent to which a widening stream of these documents can result in the zombification of the banks involved?

    Stay alert, folks, to the prospects in your own community, and continue whatever measures you deem necessary in coping with the Ides of March. I recommend the following three measures: (1) prepare, (2) prepare, and (3) prepare! — Larry W. Bryant (12 Mar 14)

    • Jerry

      Larry
      I spend a lot of time in casenet looking through the civil court filings. I am constantly blown away by the amount of debt I see there. If the American people aren’t broke yet, they’re damn close to it.

  25. john henry

    Roberts lost me when he tries to Blame the NeoCons for this amateurish foreign policy coming from the White House.

    So let me get this straight…now Obama, Hillary, and Kerry are NeoCons?

    With all due respect to the good doctor, not hardly! They’re the same old career Ivy Leaguer, north-eastern, liberal elitists, with a gay twist, who desire to completely control and bully everyone else.

    These guys swing toward the communist spectrum on the Left not to the Right .

    Hardly a NeoCon identity or part of their plan.

    • brian

      Neocon or lefty lib, the results are the same, banks run the country, and banks love conflict. until folks figure out who runs the show those in power will simply continue to run circles around us while we laugh, as we are taught to, at anyone who points this out…its that simple.

    • lastmanstanding

      john henry, they all want world domination. the 2 party system was set up to divide people as a diversion to world domination.

      Fascism, communism, socialism, progressivism, Marxism whatever you want to call it is world domination by wealth redistribution.

    • emeniag

      john henry Obama, Hill, Kerry, NeoCons, no, Neo Conned!

    • Galaxy 500

      Obama, Hillary, and Kerry are rank amateurs. They view the world thru the lens of their ideology and don’t accept negative feedback that they are wrong which correct natural systems. Its like the Fed and the US Dollar. The Fed is artificial forcing the US Dollar to inflate its value. The more they attempt to disrupt the true valur of the Dollar, the more pressure to return to equilibrium is generated until they (fed) are unable to maintain the artificial levels. As the system to artificial inflate the Dollar increases in complexity, the more effect seemingly insignificant events will have until the Dollar implodes downward and then bounces back up to its value. The upward bounce will be small but downward trends tend to overshoot the real equilibrium and it will rise a little after it crashes… unless they replace it which is not beyond the realm of possibility in the US govt’ s attempt to control the currency.
      All of the criminals in govt and the banking centers should be prosecuted.
      What was the point of this rant…No one can keep something at an artificially high (USD, Global property values) ) or artificially low (gold, yuan, silver) values. A day of reckon will come and the more force that was applied, the more complexity of subterfuge, the harder and faster the downward velocity adjusting the misguided attempts to control the price.
      Anyone remember Nixon’s attempt at price controls? Farmers were drowning baby chicks because it cost them double to grow them to maturity over what they could sell them for. Look at Venezuela. No one is importing goods to sell at a loss. Only a socialist / communist can saying that companies should bankrupt themselves with a straight face…after all, it for the common good.
      Why does the common good always treat the leaders better than the rest of us?

    • Geo. T (Formerly George)

      John Henry,
      The current foreign policy is walk softly with a limp wrist. You have girly men intellectuals that are so wedded to their ideology as to miss all the opportunities to correct their course.

  26. SilverSax

    Greg, what are you doing letting Paul Craig Roberts tell such blatant lies? It’s outrageous that he says “all neocons want is war”. Further, he denies American exceptionalism in this interview. Why didn’t you ask him, “Don’t you believe that American Freedom has been the model for the world until this century?” “Neocons” aren’t the problem, leftism/socialism/liberalism is the problem.
    Mr. Roberts also called neocons “idiots in white sheets” and you didn’t call him on it.
    I come to your website to be informed, not insulted. If you’re going to keep letting interviewees trash me and people like me, I’ll go somewhere for my information where I’m not insulted and dragged through the mud.
    You fell flat on this interview, my friend.

    • JC Davis

      SilverSax. Truth is I didn’t know what a neocon was until I looked it up. Neoconservatism is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s. Many of its adherents rose to political fame during the Republican presidential administrations of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. During the George W. Bush administration, neoconservatives played a major role in promoting and planning the invasion of Iraq.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoconservatism

    • emeniag

      SilverSax,
      American exceptional-ism, didn’t provide chemical weapons to the Saudi’s to give to the Rebels to mishandle those weapons, exceptional-ism didn’t threaten the Olympics, exceptional-ism didn’t provide snipers to the new coalition in UKR., you’ll never be informed SilverSax’s because you’ve been neo conned, so your just a con yourself!

      • Greg Hunter

        emeniag,
        Might I add that both parties are working for the same people. Neither party is for the good of the country but for the good of their party.
        Greg

      • Geo. T (Formerly George)

        I have yet to see anywhere that America provided snipers to the Ukraine. It is reported that the new Ukrainian government had snipers shoot people but nowhere I check does it mention America supplying the shooters. While our country has some poor leaders who bleed us dry of both good troops and treasure, it doesn’t appear to stop the unwashed masses from illegally coming here in search of the American dream. We can be exceptional again. You sound like you hate your country, me, I dislike the leaders and think they are evil but I love America.

        • R0Tten to the c0RE

          Geo,
          Nobody on this site said the US. provided the Snipers to the Ukraine, but we have some rouge neo-conmen in UKR., spreading lots of US. cash, borrowed from the bank of China, sloshing around over there. The new coalition backed turkey shoot was definitely the tipping point, in the neo-conned backed, coup. Everybody was crying, (youtube it), and when they wiped those tears, it was no longer a bloody Sun-die picnic. After that the Kiev crowd was totally neo-conned! This is all out of the Estonians Foreign Affairs Minister Urmis Paets mouth, in the leaked call to EU Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton and he goes on to say it discredits from the very beginning the new US. backed Ukrainian government, then Aston says the scandal should be kept under wraps just after she talked about an investigation.
          The good book say’s the truth will set you free and the tireless efforts of the independent media are exposing the dark motives and the bloodlust behind the neo-conmen and women who are pushing the Obama administration team to play more golf so the neo-cons can be left minding the chicken coop to pluck the world.
          Geo, who do you think loves America the most? The knee-jerking, neo-conmen and women, or the maimed steamed media, or the Independent, future underground, down unda media? The central bankers!

          • Galaxy 500

            If you look at the post I attached too you will see the accusation of us providing snipers. Nice rebuttal but yes they/he/she/it/we/they did say it

      • Fred

        More and more, people are waking up to the neocons.

    • Charles H.

      SiverSax,

      I find it rather shallow to attack Dr. Paul Craig Roberts over what really amounts to semantics. Whether his use of “Neo-con”, or “Pseudo-Liberal”, or even “Pseudo-Conservative”: it matters little. The lines of all such categorical Descriptions has been blurred over and over again. At this point, there is very little difference between Republican and Democrat – have you not noticed? Also I suppose there is some over-generalization in speaking for “All” of any party or title: except when making a point of general inference, which in his case suggested a long historical unified trait. So your complaint really amounts to splitting hairs – which is not very big of you.

      What I really object to is your bald and bold accusation of the Ex-Assistant Secretary of the Treasury of the United States of America of BEING A LIAR. In so blatantly doing such a disrespectful gesture: you have purchased to yourself the same disrespect. I recognize the strong feeling you have for America; and reflect upon it’s past: but realistic people cannot live in the past. A myopic attachment to what little is left that’s good in America only leaves you swinging wildly, in undeserved directions.

      As to the issue of being insulted… there is too much to speculate upon. Should I divulge the exact cause here – I sense that this too would produce another perceived insult and injury. The ‘coin of the realm” of any blog is two sided: take everything with a grain of salt, and give the benefit of the doubt. But your rather uncivil comment seems to reveal the absence of both.

      As to fault-finding toward Greg Hunter – in that he posted your obnoxious comment is the proof that he is very fair: and undeserving of your insinuations. Who are you that he should be protecting you from insults??!??
      This site, and the many fine contributors, offers magnitudes of insight and information: but you need a “glass half-full attitude” to get the benefit out of it; not scathing criticism. Mr. Hunter is NOT the one who is falling flat on this site.

    • brian

      What happened to American Exceptionalism? It went right out the window along with the integrity of our money, the integrity of our laws, the integrity of our foreign policy and the integrity of our people as a whole. We are a nation of people who have allowed heavily monied monopolists to first corrupt and now co-opt our system of government and slowly yet irrevocably concentrate power and wealth into an ever narrowing margin of people until we have reached the point where we are today, that being a nation being pillaged and used to front some of the most vicious and brutal money making adventures that have and will continue to visit some of the most horrific and brutal toll on not just the rest of the world but us Americans as well…..Doctor Paul Craig Roberts was being kind in his assessment.

    • Geo. T (Formerly George)

      SilverSax,
      I agree that it hardly seems possible that the so – called evil “neo-cons” have much sway in todays administration nor do I buy into all the bad press that they receive. However, just because Dr. Roberts is wrong on a few small details doesn’t mean that his overall message is flawed. If you expect anyone to be 100% correct , I think that you are going to miss a lot of good information and advice as I don’t no of anyone I think is 100% correct (Jesus excluded).
      Yes, there were a few places that a question might be warranted but IMHO, Greg is one of the best on the fly interviews in the news arena.

    • Galaxy 500

      Didn’t Bill Clinton blow a silver sax?
      “We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.

  27. SilverSax

    And he kept pronouncing “hegemony” as “hegenomy”. He’s the idiot, not Neocons.

    • Dan

      Sounds like you are!

      • SilverSax

        @Dan – try to imagine how unimportant your opinion is to me.

        • Greg Hunter

          SilverSax,
          This stops here and now. I am not going to allow petty comments. It devalues the site and well thought out comments others write. If you disagree with someone then keep it civil, and meaningful. Otherwise, just withhold your comment and let it go. This goes for everyone.
          Greg

          • SilverSax

            Yeah, you’re right. I shouldn’t call Mr. Roberts an idiot, even though he called me and people like me “idiots in white sheets”. Did you tell him to “keep it civil”?

            • Greg Hunter

              Silver Sax,
              He did not say that in this interview and you know it.
              Greg

    • emeniag

      SilverSax,
      It’s pronounced debtamony, he meant, were spreading our debtamony!
      P.S. The people on this site know whats going on in this world, can you say that?
      Do some home work, start reading. Pretend your a real reporter and you want the facts and just the facts and don’t forget, a reliable source said the meek shall inherit the earth and you aint meek! Coop was meek in High Noon and it takes more than big broad shoulders to be a man, a real American man!!!!!!!!!!!What r u anyway’s?

      • emeniag

        SilverSadSax,
        An excellent way to start digging for the truth like a real exceptional American reporter that you think you are is to dig into some of that info down below that GALAXY 500 has provided for us, or maybe you don’t like all this freedom of the press we still have for now in this exceptional country that a free press has provided you, you stinker.

  28. Jonny James

    In a sea of surreal, Orwellian (pardon the cliche) narratives in the English-speaking media, it is very refreshing to hear Dr. PCR clear the air of the miasma that chokes and gags public discourse.
    Thanks for interviewing one of my favorite public intellectuals – this man has a comprehensive “big picture” outlook and analyses and has very few rivals in that regard.
    Greg, have you ever interviewed F William Engdahl?

    Jon

  29. SilverSax

    Sorry, but I can’t stop.
    Mr. Roberts also said that Neocons “have determined the course of foreign policy since the Clinton Administration. Under George Bush, they controlled the show; and today, under Obama, the Neoconservatives control it.”
    Greg, why didn’t you ask Mr. Roberts if he considers Hillary Clinton and John Kerry (under Obama), and Warren Christopher and Madeline Albright (under Clinton) to be Neocons?

    • emeniag

      SilverSadSax,
      Most of them are good at golfing!

      • emeniag

        Golfing takes up a lot of important time, we just cant leave the chicken coop to be run by the NeoFoxe’s, con we now!

  30. SharkBit

    Thanks for this interview Greg. You are a true champion and it is great that you continue to deliver the best minds on the planet to unwind all this geopolitical and economic nonsense. Dr Paul Craig Roberts is such an honorable man. I wish the world had more like him. Best interview I have seen to-date. Dr Jim Willie was great as well. Thanks for keeping it real.

  31. Ralphie Boy

    Nice dye job Greg

    • Greg Hunter

      It’s my natural color.
      Greg

    • Geo. T (Formerly George)

      Ralphie what an unkind thing to say. Run along home boy and tell your mother you’ve been bad.