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4 Dec, 2014 22:07

​The US govt bent on world hegemony, Russia stands in its way – Reagan economic ex-advisor

The US has already turned Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan into vassal states. House’s latest resolution against Russia is just a tool to reach the goal - world hegemony, Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary to the US Treasury, told RT.

RT:The US has been building up its rhetoric against Russia in the past number of months, so is this resolution really a surprise to you?

Paul Craig Roberts: No, it was long expected.

Russia needs to understand that the United States has an ideology of world hegemony and does not accept any prospect of any country being sovereign or acting on its own. You have to be an American vassal state. Just as the United States has turned all of Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan into vassal states that is the only terms on which the United States can accept Russia and China. It will not accept them as sovereign, independent countries following their own interests.

The demonization of Russia’s leader and the country will continue. The situation will become more and more hostile. It’s not going to go away, because the United States is guided by the neo conservative ideology of American world hegemony and that means hegemony over Russia and China.

RT:The resolution accuses Russia of building and providing the missile, which shot down the MH17 airliner, but the official investigation is yet to determine what actually caused the crash. So why did the lawmakers actually have to include these accusations?

PCR: It’s propaganda, facts don’t play a role in this.

I think if the Russian government is relying on facts, it’s going to be greatly surprised because Washington has no interest whatsoever in facts. Did Saddam Hussein have weapons of mass destruction? Did Assad of Syria use Chemical weapons against his own people? Did Iran have nuclear weapons? Of course not, and of course Washington knew they were lying.

This house resolution is identical to what Adolf Hitler said when he announced that “Last night Polish troops crossed the frontier and attacked Germany” – there’s no difference. The United States overthrows the government of Ukraine and then accuses Russia of invading the country. This is not worth talking about. This is blatant, obvious propaganda designed to make a demon out of Russia, that’s the only purpose of this. It’s not going to go away.

RT:You know there are strong statements and the resolution lays the blame for the 4,000 deaths in East Ukraine squarely on Russia – what do you make of that?

PCR: It’s just more propaganda, it’s no different from the lies they told about Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein and Assad and Iran. It’s the same lies they told when Georgia provoked by Washington attacked South Ossetia and the Russians came in and pushed them back out. That was also said to be an invasion by Russia.

Facts don’t matter to propaganda. Washington is using propaganda. The Russians need to wake up, they have an enemy. The enemy intends to destroy you. That’s what the fact is. There’s no sense in playing that this is somehow a mistake, or we can get the facts out or people will come to their senses.

The United States has a policy of world hegemony and you’re seeing that.

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