Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington?

by Paul Craig Roberts, July 27, 2016

One Ring to rule them all . . . and in the darkness bind them.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington.
The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate Europe’s militaries to Washington in NATO, from the replacement of the British pound as world reserve currency with the US dollar, and from the long process of the subordination of the sovereignty of individual European countries to the European Union, a CIA initiative implemented by Washington in order to control all of Europe by controlling only one unaccountable government.
With few exceptions, principally the UK, membership in the EU also meant loss of financial independence. As only the European Central Bank, an EU institution, can create euros, those countries so foolish as to accept the euro as their currency no longer have the power to create their own money in order to finance budget deficits.
The countries that joined the euro must rely on private banks to finance their deficits. The result of this is that over-indebted countries can no longer pay their debts by creating money or expect their debts to be written down to levels that they can service. Instead, Greece, Portugal, Latvia, and Ireland were looted by the private banks.
The EU forced the pseudo-governments of these countries to pay the northern European private banks by suppressing the living standards of their populations and by privatizing public assets at pennies on the dollar. Thus retirement pensions, public employment, education and health services have been cut and the money redirected to private banks. Municipal water companies have been privatized with the result being higher water bills. And so on.
As there is no reward, only punishment, for being a member of the EU, why did governments, despite the expressed wishes of their peoples, join?
The answer is that Washington would have it no other way. The European founders of the EU are mythical creatures. Washington used politicians that Washington controlled to create the EU.
Some years ago CIA documents proving that the EU was a CIA initiative were released. See: here and here
In the 1970s my Ph.D. dissertation chairman, then a very high-ranking official in Washington with control over international security affairs, asked me to undertake a sensitive mission abroad.  I refused.  Nevertheless, he answered my question: “How does Washington get foreign countries to do what Washington wants?”
“Money,” he said. “We give their leaders bagfuls of money. They belong to us.”
The record is clear that the EU serves the interests of Washington, not the interests of Europe.  For example, the French people and government are opposed to GMOs, but the EU permits a “precautionary market authorization” of GMO introduction, relying perhaps on the “scientific findings” of the scientists on Monsanto’s payroll.  When the US state of Vermont passed a law requiring labeling of GMO foods, Monsanto sued the state of Vermont.  Once the paid-off EU officials sign the TTIP agreement written by US global corporations, Monsanto will take over European agriculture.
But the danger to Europe goes far beyond the health of European peoples who will be forced to dine on poisonous foods.  Washington is using the EU to force Europeans into conflict with Russia, a powerful nuclear power capable of destroying all of Europe and all of the United States in a few minutes.
This is happening because the paid-off with “bagfuls of money” European “leaders” had rather have Washington’s money in the short-run than for Europeans to live in the long-run.
It is not possible that any European politician is sufficiently moronic to believe that Russia invaded Ukraine, that Russia any moment will invade Poland and the Baltic states, or that Putin is a “new Hitler” scheming to reconstruct the Soviet Empire.  These absurd allegations are nothing but Washington propaganda devoid entirely of truth.  Washington’s propaganda is completely transparent. Not even an idiot could believe it.
Yet the EU goes along with the propaganda, as does NATO.
Why?  The answer is Washington’s money.  The EU and NATO are utterly corrupt.  They are Washington’s well paid whores.
The only way Europeans can prevent a nuclear World War III and continue to live and to enjoy what remains of their culture that the Americans have not destroyed with America’s culture of sex and violence and greed, is for the European governments to follow the lead of the English and exit the CIA-created European Union. And exit NATO, the purpose of which evaporated with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and which is now being used as an instrument of Washington’s World Hegemony.
Why do Europeans want to die for Washington’s world hegemony?  That means Europeans are dying for Washington’s hegemony over Europe as well.
Why do Europeans want to support Washington when Washington’s high officials, such as Victoria Nuland, say “Fuck the EU.”
Europeans are already suffering from the economic sanctions that their overlord in Washington forced them to apply to Russia and Iran.  Why do Europeans want to be destroyed by war with Russia?  Do Europeans have a death wish?  Have Europeans been Americanized and no longer appreciate the historic accumulation of artistic and architectural beauty, literature and music achievements of which their countries are custodians?
The answer is that it makes no difference whatsoever what Europeans think, because Washington has set up a government for them that is totally independent of their wishes.  The EU government is accountable only to Washington’s money.  A few people capable of issuing edicts are on Washington’s payroll.  The entire peoples of Europe are Washington’s serfs.
Therefore, if Europeans remain the gullible, insouciant, and stupid peoples that they currently are, they are doomed, along with the rest of us.
On the other hand, if the European peoples can come to their senses, free themselves from The Matrix that Washington has imposed on them, and revolt against Washington’s agents who control them, the European peoples can save their own lives and the lives of the rest of us.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.


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Eurasia News Online
Eurasia News Online
Aug 5, 2016 7:35 AM

Reblogged this on Eurasia News Online.

Aug 1, 2016 12:04 PM

The vassals are confronted with hard messures if running out of line, as how they try a little at times!
„#GeoPolitics: The Core of Crisis and Chaos and the #Nightmares of the #US #PowerElite“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/geo-politics-the-core-of-crisis-and-chaos-the-nightmares-of-the-us-power-elite/
Andreas Schlüter
Berlin, Germany

Aug 1, 2016 10:19 AM

It is not possible that any European politician is sufficiently moronic to believe that Russia invaded Ukraine, that Russia any moment will invade Poland and the Baltic states, or that Putin is a “new Hitler” scheming to reconstruct the Soviet Empire.

Don’t underestimate the simian stupidity of arseholes like Christian Schmidt:
Setting the standard for German imbeciliity.
edited for formatting (will the commenter pls try to ensure his formatting is correct before posting? – admin

Aug 1, 2016 10:13 AM

Monsanto is a good example here by PCR of corporate power and ownership – total ownership. The argument of pseudo-science is misleading because the fact remains that modified reproduction of crops posses a bigger problem for the future for without the technology crops can become unsustainable. Also there is a further political dimension in the fact that corporations are undemocratic, the EU is undemocratic and as we are witnessing the US elections as being exposed again as totally undemocratic.

Johnny Hacket
Johnny Hacket
Aug 1, 2016 6:25 AM

Curious to see a rant against Monsanto inserted into this article .GMO have a very safe record and the current ( is it still going?) witch hunt against GMOS is a great example of how the Left get infiltrated by people who propagate pseudo science.
The only question that is relevant to Gmos is who controls the means of production, their safety is a matter of record , the only concern I as a socialist have with them is how we can utilise them enough .
While the far right spend their weekends on manoeuvres the left get distracted by pseudo scientific conspiracy theories.

Aug 1, 2016 7:36 AM
Reply to  Johnny Hacket

While the science behind GMOs may be sound, the application of that science is dubious. A lot of the modifications applied through genetics is in order to make the plants more resistant to herbicides, leading to greater use of those herbicides. That affects the wider ecosystem significantly.
Monsantos legal actions against farmers and desire to hold complete control over seed stock is morally reprehensible and should be condemned. Labelling products is not primarily a safety mechanism, it is a means to allow the public to choose to buy and support Monsanto or not.

Aug 1, 2016 12:38 PM
Reply to  Johnny Hacket

It’s absurd to say GMOs have a very “safe record” when a) publication of research and the research itself has been severely suppressed and curtailed, and b) any such research would need to be conducted over many years in order to ascertain what effects the genetic modifications were going to have on the organisms themselves, their environment and the other organism that consumes them.
If you add (say) cockroach DNA into the genetics of a strain of wheat you are doing something entirely unprecedented in the history of life on earth. No one can possibly know what the impact of such an experiment will be, and no one will know for decades or maybe longer, whether the experiment is “safe.”
Add to that the fact that these modification are being done at the behest of and for the advantage of the agribusiness giants, solely in order to increase their control over the means of subsistence, and it’ slightly incredible a “socialist” of any stripe would really support GM.
In short, you’re misinformed, and spreading misinformation.

Richard Le Sarcophage
Richard Le Sarcophage
Aug 6, 2016 12:57 PM
Reply to  Catte

There has been NO proper safety resting of GE crops. They were simply declared ‘substantially equivalent’ to non-GEs, by the US bureaucracy, which in the US tradition of the ‘revolving door’ between Big Business and Government, is run by AgriBusiness. Where honest scientists have done research and found real troubling findings, they have been subjected to vicious character assassination and suppression of their findings. And pro-GE trolls infest Comments, lying and distorting like their climate destabilisation denying confreres.

Aug 1, 2016 1:11 PM
Reply to  Johnny Hacket

Improved trolling please.

Andy Herd
Andy Herd
Aug 1, 2016 4:01 AM

All very true, but how do you rid yourself of a corrupt government without open revolution?Because open revolution replaces one set of corrupt bastards with another.

Aug 1, 2016 7:24 AM
Reply to  Andy Herd

Each individual country can hold a referendum to leave the EU and then either repeal the relevant European Act they passed when joining or invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
It’s very simple really……but first you have to elect politicians who will do that for you. That looks like: Geert Wilders in the Netherlands; Marine Le Pen in France; AfD in Germany etc etc.

Aug 1, 2016 10:25 AM
Reply to  rtj1211

That looks like: Geert Wilders in the Netherlands

The questioner asked how to get rid of bastards – not how to elect them.

Aug 1, 2016 10:23 AM
Reply to  Andy Herd

but how do you rid yourself of a corrupt government

Robespierre had the right idea.

Aug 1, 2016 4:36 PM
Reply to  Andy Herd

Make sure it doesn’t? It would take a few decades of most committed, tireless organizing and long-sustained education program.