Paul Craig Roberts: What If?

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“What If?” histories are a good read. They are entertaining, and they provoke thought and encourage the imagination. How different the world would be if different judgments, decisions, and circumstances had prevailed at history’s turning points. Certainly English history would have been different if King … [Read more...]

Paul Craig Roberts: Puppet State America


The United States government and its subject peoples think of the US as “the world’s only superpower.”  But how is a country a superpower when its entire government and a majority of the subjects, especially those members of evangelical churches, grovel at the feet of the Israeli Prime Minister? How is a … [Read more...]

Don’t Vote For Evil

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A Case for Abstention in the US Presidential Election Back during the George W. Bush neocon regime, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in his UN speech summed up George W. Bush for the world. I am quoting Chavez from memory, not verbatim. "Yesterday standing at this same podium was Satan himself, speaking … [Read more...]

How the Government’s lies become truth

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by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | Sabbah Report: In my last column, “A Culture of Delusion,” I wrote that “Americans live in a matrix of lies. Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision.” This column will use two top news stories, Iranian nukes and Julian … [Read more...]

American Wipeout: Revolution From Above

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Today the Western peoples are experiencing the destruction of their well being that is comparable to what the one percent in Rome imposed on Roman citizens and conquered peoples. Here is how John Williams (, 9-12-12) phrases the wipeout of Americans’ hopes: “Consumers simply cannot make ends … [Read more...]

Conspiracy Theory

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By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts* | Sabbah Report | While we were not watching, conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition. A "conspiracy theory" no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy. Instead, it now means any explanation, or even a fact, that is out of step with the … [Read more...]

The Agendas Behind the Bin Laden News Event

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By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts * | Sabbah Report | The US government's bin Laden story was so poorly crafted that it did not last 48 hours before being fundamentally altered. Indeed, the new story put out on Tuesday by White House press secretary Jay Carney bears little resemblance to the … [Read more...]

The War On Terror. What is it really all about?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts * | Sabbah Report | Does anyone remember the "cakewalk war" that would last six weeks, cost $50-$60 billion, and be paid for out of Iraqi oil revenues? Does anyone remember that White House economist Lawrence Lindsey was fired by Dubya because Lindsey estimated … [Read more...]

The Road to Armageddon


By Paul Craig Roberts* | Sabbah Report | The Washington Times is a newspaper that looks with favor upon the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East and favors making terrorists pay for 9/11. Therefore, I was surprised to learn on February 24 that the most popular story … [Read more...]

Israel Rules


By Paul Craig Roberts* | Sabbah Report | On Christmas eve when Christians were celebrating the Prince of Peace, the New York Times delivered forth a call for war. "There's only one way to stop Iran," declared Alan J. Kuperman, and that is "military air strikes against Iran's nuclear … [Read more...]

Paul Craig Roberts – Conned Again?

If the change President-elect Obama has promised includes a halt to America's wars of aggression and an end to the rip-off of taxpayers by powerful financial interests, what explains Obama's choice of foreign and economic policy advisors? Indeed, Obama's selection of Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of … [Read more...]