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

      Nice succinct comment, thank you for posting it here!

    • Rodster

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


      • Galaxy 500

        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.


  2. Liquid Motion


    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

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

          • 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

              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?

          • Stanimal
            • Greg Hunter

              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.

              • 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

                  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 terror