A New Beginning for the World

Paul Craig Roberts

by Paul Craig Roberts: The
Rational Market Myth

It is hard
to understand the fuss that Washington and its media whores are
making over Edward Snowden. We have known for a long time that the
National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying for years without
warrants on the communications of Americans and people throughout
the world. Photographs of the massive NSA building in Utah built
for the purpose of storing the intercepted communications of the
world have been published many times.

It is not clear
to an ordinary person what Snowden has revealed that William Binney
and other whistleblowers have not already revealed. Perhaps the
difference is that Snowden has provided documents that prove it,
thereby negating Washington’s ability to deny the facts with
its usual lies.

Whatever the
reason for Washington’s blather, it certainly is not doing
the US government any good. Far more interesting than Snowden’s
revelations is the decision by governments of other countries to
protect a truth-teller from the Stasi in Washington.

Hong Kong kept
Snowden’s whereabouts secret so that an amerikan black-op strike
or a drone could not be sent to murder him. Hong Kong told Washington
that its extradition papers for Snowden were not in order and permitted
Snowden to leave for Moscow.

The Chinese
government did not interfere with Snowden’s departure.

The Russian
government says it has no objection to Snowden having a connecting
flight in Moscow.

Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino responded to Washington’s threats
with a statement that the Ecuadorian government puts human rights
above Washington’s interests. Foreign Minister Patino said
that Snowden served humanity by revealing that the Washington Stasi
was violating the rights of “every citizen in the world.”
Snowden merely betrayed “some elites that are in power in a
certain country,” whereas Washington betrayed the entire world.

With Hong Kong,
China, Russia, Ecuador, and Cuba refusing to obey the Stasi’s
orders, Washington is flailing around making a total fool of itself
and its media prostitutes.

Secretary of
State John Kerry has been issuing warnings hand over fist. He has
threatened Russia, China, Ecuador, and every country that aids and
abets Snowden’s escape from the Washington Stasi. Those who
don’t do Washington’s bidding, Kerry declared, will suffer
adverse impacts on their relationship with the US.

What a stupid
thing for Kerry to say. Here is a guy who once was for peace but
who has been turned by NSA spying on his personal affairs into an
asset for the NSA. Try to realize the extraordinary arrogance and
hubris in Kerry’s threat that China, Russia, and other countries
will suffer bad relations with the US. Kerry is saying that amerika
doesn’t have to care whether “the indispensable people”
have bad relations with other countries, but those countries have
to be concerned if they have bad relations with the “indispensable
country.” What an arrogant posture for the US government to
present to the world.

Here we have
a US Secretary of State lost in delusion along with the rest of
Washington. A country that is bankrupt, a country that has allowed
its corporations to destroy its economy by moving the best jobs
offshore, a country whose future is in the hands of the printing
press, a country that after eleven years of combat has been unable
to defeat a few thousand lightly armed Taliban is now threatening
Russia and China. God save us from the utter fools who comprise
our government.

The world is
enjoying Washington’s humiliation at the hands of Hong Kong.
A mere city state gave Washington the bird. In its official statement,
Hong Kong shifted the focus from Snowden to his message and asked
the US government to explain its illegal hacking of Hong Kong’s
information systems.

state newspaper, The People’s Daily, wrote: “The United
States has gone from a model of human rights to an eavesdropper
on personal privacy, the manipulator of the centralized power over
the international internet, and the mad invader of other countries’
networks. . . The world will remember Edward Snowden. It was his
fearlessness that tore off Washington’s sanctimonious mask.”

Global Times, a subsidiary of The People’s Daily, accused Washington
of attacking “a young idealist who has exposed the sinister
scandals of the US government.” Instead of apologizing “Washington
is showing off its muscle by attempting to control the whole situation.”

official Xinhua news agency reported that Snowden’s revelations
had placed “Washington in a really awkward situation. They
demonstrate that the United States, which has long been trying to
play innocent as a victim of cyber attacks, has turned out to be
the biggest villain in our age.”

The Russian
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made it clear that Russia’s
sympathy is with Snowden, not with the amerikan Stasi state. Human
rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin said that it was unrealistic to
expect the Russian government to violate law to seize a transit
passenger who had not entered Russia and was not on Russian soil.
RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reported that Washington is doing everything
it can to shift attention away from Snowden’s revelations that
“show that the US has lied and has been doing the same as they
accuse China of doing.”

Ecuador says
the traitor is Washington, not Snowden.

The stuck pig
squeals from the NSA director – ”Edward Snowden has caused
irreversible damage to US” – are matched by the obliging
squeals from members of the House and Senate, themselves victims
of the NSA spying, as was the Director of the CIA who was forced
to resign because of a love affair. The NSA is in position to blackmail
everyone in the House and Senate, in the White House itself, in
all the corporations, the universities, the media, every organization
at home and abroad, who has anything to hide. You can tell who is
being blackmailed by the intensity of the squeals, such as those
of Dianne Feinstein (D, CA) and Mike Rogers (R, MI). With any luck,
a patriot will leak what the NSA has on Feinstein and Rogers, neither
of whom could possibly scrape any lower before the NSA.

The gangster
government in Washington that has everything to hide is now in NSA’s
hands and will follow orders. The pretense that amerika is a democracy
responsible to the people has been exposed. The US is run by and
for the NSA. Congress and the White House are NSA puppets.

quit calling the NSA the National Security Agency. Clearly, NSA
is a threat to the security of every person in the entire world.
Let’s call the NSA what it really is – the National Stasi
Agency, the largest collection of Gestapo in human history. You
can take for granted that every media whore, every government prostitute,
every ignorant flag-waver who declares Snowden to be a traitor is
either brainwashed or blackmailed. They are the protectors of NSA
tyranny. They are our enemies.

The world has
been growing increasingly sick of Washington for a long time. The
bullying, the constant stream of lies, the gratuitous wars and destruction
have destroyed the image hyped by Washington of the US as a “light
unto the world.” The world sees the US as a plague upon the

Following Snowden’s
revelations, Germany’s most important magazine, Der Spiegal,
had the headline: “Obama’s Soft Totalitarianism: Europe
Must Protect Itself From America.” The first sentence of the
article asks: “Is Barack Obama a friend? Revelations about
his government’s vast spying program call that into doubt.
The European Union must protect the Continent from America’s
reach for omnipotence.”

Der Spiegel
continues: “We are being watched. All the time and everywhere.
And it is the Americans who are doing the watching. On Tuesday,
the head of the largest and most all-encompassing surveillance system
ever invented is coming for a visit. If Barack Obama is our friend
then we really don’t need to be terribly worried about our

There is little
doubt that German Interior Minister Hans Peter Friedrich has lost
his secrets to NSA spies. Friedrich rushed to NSA’s defense,
declaring: ”that’s not how you treat friends.” As
Der Spiegal made clear, the minister was not referring “to
the fact that our trans-Atlantic friends were spying on us. Rather,
he meant the criticism of that spying. Friedrich’s reaction
is only paradoxical on the surface and can be explained by looking
at geopolitical realities. The US is, for the time being, the only
global power – and as such it is the only truly sovereign state
in existence. All others are dependent – either as enemies or
allies. And because most prefer to be allies, politicians – Germany’s
included – prefer to grin and bear it.”

It is extraordinary
that the most important publication in Germany has acknowledged
that the German government is Washington’s puppet state.

Der Spiegel
says: “German citizens should be able to expect that their
government will protect them from spying by foreign governments.
But the German interior minister says instead: ‘We are grateful
for the excellent cooperation with US secret services.’ Friedrich
didn’t even try to cover up his own incompetence on the surveillance
issue. ‘Everything we know about it, we have learned from the
media,’ he said. The head of the country’s domestic intelligence
agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, was not any more enlightened. ‘I
didn’t know anything about it,’ he said. And Justice Minister
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was also apparently in the dark.
‘These reports are extremely unsettling,’ she said. With
all due respect: These are the people who are supposed to be protecting
our rights? If it wasn’t so frightening, it would be absurd.”

For those moronic
amerikans who say, “I’m not doing anything wrong, I don’t
care if they spy,” Der Spiegal writes that a “monitored
human being is not a free one.”
We have reached the point
where we “free americans” have to learn from our German
puppets that we are not free.

Here, read
it for yourself.

day Germany is a new country, flushed of its past by war and defeat.
Russia is also a new country that has emerged from the ashes of
an unrealistic ideology. Hope always resides with those countries
that have most experienced evil in government. If Germany were to
throw off its amerikan overlord and depart NATO, amerikan power
in Europe would collapse. If Germany and Russia were to unite in
defense of truth and human rights, Europe and the world would have
a new beginning.

A new beginning
is desperately needed. Chris Floyd explains precisely what is going
on, which is something you will never hear from the presstitutes.
it while you still can.

There would
be hope if Americans could throw off their brainwashing, follow
the lead of Debra Sweet and others
, and stand up for Edward
Snowden and against the Stasi State.

26, 2013

Craig Roberts,
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.

© 2013
Craig Roberts

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This article originally appeared on: Lew Rockwell