As most of you here are aware, I am a regular reader of The Daily Bell from Great Britain, and while I have my occasional philosophical disagreements, in the main I value its articles and contributors, one of whom is Paul Craig Roberts, who has written a rather sobering article that recently appeared in the Bell. But before I get to that, while reading this article, I would like the reader to pay special attention to those portions of it that concern Russia, and more particularly, Dmitri Medvedev's directives to the Russian armed forces:

Is Washington Deaf As Well as Criminal?

Well, the short answer to Mr. Roberts' question, as indicated in the title of his article, is, "Yes, Washington is deaf as well as dumb", though I strongly suspect that Mr. Roberts was asking a rhetorical question, judging from the tone of his article. Are the two nuts in Tel Aviv and Tehran dangerous? Well, yes... palpably so.

But consider strongly the words concerning Russia that Mr. Roberts highlights, and particularly those of Mr. Putin. While I have no love lost for the authoritarianism of Mr. Putin or, for that matter, Mr. Hu Jintao, they are - I will say again - a far cry from Stalin or Mao. The attempts of the western media to evoke the spectre of the great Communist dictators of the past with respect to demonizing their current successors is, at least to this observer, a bit pathetic. If one wishes to compare Putin to a previous Russian leader, then perhaps painting him in Tsarist, rather than Stalinist or neo-Stalinist, colors would be a more apt comparison.

Putin's words here should be noted:

"Putin went on to discuss the forked tongue of Washington. Reagan and Gorbachev had firm agreements, but Reagan's successors put 'frontline forces on our borders. . . . The stones and concrete blocks of the Berlin Wall have long been distributed as souvenirs. But we should not forget that the fall of the Berlin Wall was possible thanks to a historic choice – one that was also made by our people, the people of Russia – a choice in favor of democracy, freedom, openness and a sincere partnership with all the members of the big European family. And now they are trying to impose new dividing lines and walls on us – these walls may be virtual but they are nevertheless dividing ones that cut through our continent. And is it possible that we will once again require many years and decades, as well as several generations of politicians, to dissemble and dismantle these new walls.'

"Putin's speech of more than 6 years ago shows that he has Washington's number. Washington is The Great Pretender, pretending to respect human rights while Washington slaughters Muslims in seven countries on the basis of lies and fabricated intelligence. The american people, "the indispensable people," support this murderous policy. Washington uses the status of the dollar as reserve currency to exclude countries that do not do Washington's bidding from the international clearing system.

"Washington, awash in hubris like Napoleon and Hitler before they marched off into Russia, has turned a deaf, dumb, and blind ear to Putin during the entirety of the 21st century. Speaking on May 10, 2006, Putin said: 'We are aware of what is going on in the world. Comrade wolf [the US] knows whom to eat, he eats without listening, and he's clearly not going to listen to anyone.'

Well, recently Russia has indicated it means business, by slinking a nuclear missile submarine into the Gulf undetected for a month(see this website for that "little" story), by announcing its intentions to re-open a naval base in Cuba, by vetoing US-backed UN sanctions against Syria, and on and on. And Roberts is exactly correct here: the hubris of the West vis-a-vis Russia is breathtaking, and it is fast approaching the delusional megalomaniacal proportions of the little Corsican corporal and the little Austrian postcard painter. One can get the measure of this galloping, somersaulting absurdity by just calling to mind the images of the lap-poodles Condaleeza Rice or Hillary Clinton actually trying to discuss anything intelligently with Putin or Medvedev...the picture is not one flattering to the intellectual caliber of the West or its leadership.

In this context we must turn to Roberts' other remarks, outlining Dmitri Medvedev's directives to the Russian armed forces:

"Here is Russian president Medvedev (currently the prime minister) describing the steps toward nuclear war that Russia has taken pushed by the crazed warmongers in Washington wallowing in their insane hubris:

" With regard to the American missile bases on Russia's borders, 'I have made the following decisions. First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert. Second, protective cover of Russia's strategic nuclear weapons will be reinforced as a priority measure under the program to develop our air and space defenses. Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads. Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems. These measures will be adequate, effective, and low-cost. Fifth, if the above measures prove insufficient, the Russian Federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defense system in Europe. One step in this process will be to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad Region. Other measures to counter the European missile defense system will be drawn up and implemented as necessary. Furthermore, if the situation continues to develop not to Russia's favor, we reserve the right to discontinue further disarmament and arms control measures.'" (Emphasis added)

Now, amid a world suffused with stories of Stuxnet and other cyber war attacks on Iran(and, one might add, Japan), stories that credibly hypothesize that such attacks originate in the USA and/or Israel, in a word suffused with stories of Anonymous and Gary McKinnon hacking into western corporate and military-intelligence computers, Medvedev is stating clearly and unequivocally that Russia intends to develop a strategic cyber warfare capability able to penetrate and cripple the Western missile defense system.

For the Russians, this is a tit-for-tat response, for they well remember the case of software that had been purchased from the West, software purchased during the height of the INSLAS scandal during the Reagan administration, software that had a back door that literally allowed the USA to shut down a massive Russian pipeline, causing an enormous explosion even visible from outer space(another story, I'm afraid, and one that time does not permit us to get into here).

Note equally what Mr. Medvedev did not say: he didnot say that this capability would be directed against Western economic or corporate targets, but the military target of the West's missile defense system. In other words, it will not be possible for the Western oligarchs to stage a false flag cyber attack on the western financial system, and blame it all on Russia (Stalin, or even Trotsky, would have probably thought such an economic cyber warfare to be a splendid idea).

And there's this:

"Washington will do what it can to assassinate Putin and effect regime change through the Russian "opposition" that Washington funds. Failing that, Washington's pursuit of world hegemony has run up against a brick wall."

This is indeed the problem: Washington's meddling in Russia's internal politics, and backing of a fake "opposition" to Putin, who, in his turn, responds with authoritarian measures simply to maintain an independent Russian voice.

The problem for Washington is, that eventually even their puppet opposition parties in Russia will wake up and realize what Ecuador already has: the unipolar world envisioned by neo-con think tanks in the post-Soviet era USA has little to offer Russia other than what Ecuador and most of South America has already experienced. And the Russian people are not fools: it will probably happen a lot sooner than they think. The western oligarchs will therefore try to capitalize on that fact, and introduce the "vote for the lesser of two evils" philosophy into Russia. The problem is, unlike the American sheeple, the Russians actually can read, and they actually know history.

See you on the flip side.


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Carro Armato on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

    It seems to me that globalization is here to stay.

    The main difference is whether it will have a Western or non-Western orientation,

    The West (EU/US) barely makes up 50% of the world economy. That ratio is declining.

  2. kamutef on August 29, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Excellent analysis as per usual. The one thing I would add is that the traditional Russian temperament is more reactive than proactive in general terms. I think the initiating spark more likely to come from China or North Korea, suddenly and unexpectedly out of the blue as it were.

  3. ILJA on August 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

    “If one wishes to compare Putin to a previous Russian leader, then perhaps painting him in Tsarist, rather than Stalinist or neo-Stalinist, colors would be a more apt comparison.” – there’s no such leader as Putin. There’re mafia and oligarchs behind him, while Putin is only a puppet (as Medvedev before, and some Ivanov after).

    “The problem is, unlike the American sheeple, the Russians actually can read, and they actually know history’ – doubt that strongly. History knowledge in both countries (as it is in every one) is the product of dominating concept that is being rendered via public system of education institutions and media. Have that in mind and don’t give way to illussions.

    • ILJA on August 29, 2012 at 8:27 am

      The words of how “the Russian Federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defense system in Europe” is an empty declaration merely. They won’t act in a such manner they propose, unless they aren’t going to take they money from the western banks (you haven’t gone through this any time yet, Joseph). Remember: if they they take chance to start the nuclear war (0.00000000000000000000001 percent possibility), then the one big questins arouses: who they will sell the oil? Their economy’s will experience the greatest stress and the game will be over. Be realistic.

      • ILJA on August 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

        “This is indeed the problem: Washington’s meddling in Russia’s internal politics, and backing of a fake “opposition” to Putin, who, in his turn, responds with authoritarian measures simply to maintain an independent Russian voice” . “Fake opposition” (didn’t you mean Navalny?) – so calling Putin’s regime “authoritarian” do you still belive that oppositin to this regime is a”fake” one? What a part of opposition you’re speaking of, I guess I’m missing something. “Independent Russian voice” – sounds just silly in the light of oil dependance and other aspects of such a notable “independance”.

      • Joseph P. Farrell on August 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

        Ilja…I NOWHERE have maintained (1) that ANY nation, Russia included, is without an oligarchy or (2) that the Russian leadership would risk nuclear war.

        • ILJA on August 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

          I think I have expressed my thoughts inexactly. I just wanted to point out that what political leaders say is demagogy merely. Especially that regards the current kremlin’s regime. It is technically unable to hold out any open military confrontation. And what’s important they really don’t seek, because they understand very well the good opportunities of maintaining recent oil-to-bucks state of matters.

          And the one more observation: both to draw and to deny Putin’s connection to Josef Stalin is incorrect method and I think it serves to lead aside. Therefore it’s even more unsupported and dubious to link it to the lost continuity of Tzarist Russia that many call “Historical Russia” – an opposite term to the Soviet Russia or the USSR, thus to distinguish national development of the Russian civilization till 1917 from the “abnormal” one when communists rejected any national symbols and context and proclaimed their way to the WORLD REVOLUTION. Putin is not “a Tzarist”. He originated from the Soviet-born KGB, many of his circle are from this environment the air of which he’s always breathed and that long ago entered his flesh and blood and the whole of his menthality.

      • Robert Barricklow on August 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

        Just as an aside:
        In The Children of the Damned(1963classic b/w version)
        An “accident” happened as a screw driver rolled down upon the “red fire” button.
        Unintentional consequences, of a too complicated system.

      • Hal Hichler on August 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

        let’s hope the Russians learned their lesson after 2008 when the banksters pushed crude oil down to $35 and nearly imploded the Russian economy. I think that is why Putin has arranged these massive, outside of the NYMEX, contracts to sell oil to China, Germany, and a few other oil needy countries. This will hopefully make Russia impervious to future bankster oil and gas price manipulations. I predict bankster controlled oil markets such as NYMEX and ICE will soon go the way of the dodo bird, just like the banksters themselves.

        All Hail Putin!

    • Hal Hichler on August 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Putin is the head of a mafia alright. it is called the KGB mafia. Get control of a force like that with all its covert might, access to technology, and surveillance capabilities and i don’t think financial oligarchs and criminal gangsters have a chance. I think Putin is the tip of the spear of a nationalist movement. I think he got to the highest reaches of power in the KGB and is now using it autocratically to control Russia. I don’t believe he is taking orders from anyone.

  4. Jay on August 29, 2012 at 6:11 am

    “Well, recently Russia has indicated it means business, by slinking a nuclear missile submarine into the Gulf…” Except that “article” was laughably badly “documented”. And seem more there to get Teatards to spend more money or call Obama a communist again.

  5. joseph on August 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    First off, Mr. Farrell, thank you for stimulting my mind with your thought provoking books and articles. Have you noticed that almost all armed conflicts are instigated by psychotic “leaders” with no care for their general population? A general population that just wants to provide and care for their families and take a vacation once in a while. I for one will not be cannon fodder for these lunatics. I am no coward, you must pick your battles, and defending psycopaths is not my thing. The scary thing is that the general population is no longer needed to fight, so we can no longer just refuse to get involved. We are passive observers waiting to be killed. The average Iranian, Russian, Oriental, American, etc citizen wants to provide and care for their family, not become entangled in these conflicts. I love my country, but love my family considerably more. Our leaders have failed us miserably yet we keep allowing them to provide the solution to their original ineptness. Why? Do we, the average citizens of these involved countries, need to contact the Chinese government and adandon ship in America, Russia, Iran etc before America, Russia and Iran etc are annihilated? That “empty city” is just sitting there in China, let’s fill it before the banksters get there, and we will all be waiting for them… just a thought

  6. Hal Hichler on August 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Ecuador is the Rosa Parks of the national sovereignty movement. I shudder to think what is to befall Iceland in the coming months. Ousting the banksters and condemning Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians as well? Whatever happens it will make the Norway child massacre retaliation look like a picnic. I expect nothing short of a total cataclysm of the island. A HAARP induced earthquake or volcano? A bioweapon attack? Its going to be horrible. No one can snub the banksters and get away with it. Of that I am certain. Iceland has become the example and the rallying cry. This will not do for the banksters. Pray for Iceland.

    The same goes for Russia. They will have to be nipped in the bud soon. If they continue to grow unchecked they will eclipse the offensive capabilities of the axis of Evil. The Axis of Evil has a huge gaping achilles heel that is always endemic to bankster host nations– that is a corruption so systemic it eventually destroys the host nation’s ability to function and wage war for the banksters. We are at that stage now. Trillions spend on the military but a great portion of the money absconded. A military and political leadership so corrupt and decadent they are virtually useless in executing bankster objectives with any competency. Moreover, because they are so corrupt they are easily compromised. I doubt there are very state secrets the Russians and Chinese don’t have by now. The bankster will have to sacrifice this mangy, bloated, diseased beast called the United States in a final decisive battle with the burgeoning threats to their power in Russia and elsewhere.

    Most likely the banksters have cut a deal with China to be given refuge, protection for their debt issuing schemes, and safe haven status for their middle eastern pirate base and in return China while be given total global hegemony and leibesraum for the Han gene pool. In return the banksters will ensure the annihilation of the nation states of Russia and the United States and probably most of Europe.

    • Hal Hichler on August 28, 2012 at 9:45 am

      a nations destroying war between the US and Russia would serve the interests of the banksters, Israel, China, and would be greatly satisfying to that clique of disgruntled Germans who seek revenge for the two previous world wars.

      Would they dare plot such a thing together? You bet.

  7. Ramura on August 28, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Typo alert in paragraph eight: should be INSLAW (not INSLAS) — for those who are unfamiliar and want to look it up…

  8. Robert Barricklow on August 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Now Russia just has to flatter the USA by imitating US policy:
    A First Strike policy matching the US policy.
    Tit for Tat.

    • Robert Barricklow on August 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

      They already started, by moving strike capabilities much closer to US targets.
      Tit for Tat.

  9. Incognito on August 28, 2012 at 6:29 am

    My goddamned comments are not being posted.

  10. Johnycomelately on August 28, 2012 at 5:37 am

    The US carrier force alone has 4 times the capacity of the rest of the world combined, Russia is just a small hurdle.

    • MattB on August 28, 2012 at 6:25 am

      You don’t really believe that mate?

      11 Carrier groups = 4 times the capacity of China, Russia, France, U.K, Germany etc etc…..afraid not.

      Aircraft carriers are very large targets and the Russians and Chinese have very good long range ‘carrier killer’ missiles such as the ASM-MMS and the 3M82 “Mosquito”, P-100_Oniks (submarine version of the SS-N-22).

      So Russia’s nuclear forces are a small hurdle?????

      Russia: Approximately 5,500 total warheads: 1,492 operational strategic warheads , approximately 2,000 operational tactical warheads (not deployed), and approximately 2,000 reserve warheads in storage.

      United States: Approximately 5,000 total warheads: 1,737 deployed strategic warheads, approximately 500 operational tactical weapons (some 200 deployed in Europe), and approximately 2,700 reserve warheads (active and inactive) in storage.

      • paul de gagne on September 1, 2012 at 7:16 am

        The numbers tell it all = IT”S like smoking cigarettes in a firecracker factory and not expecting anything to go off?

    • MQ on August 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Remember about a yr or so ago, an errant missile test— er, commercial airplane con trail— off the coast of Los Angeles. Much debate if it really was ours or someone else’s. It only takes one ICBM to ruin your whole day…

    • legioXIV on August 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      “Russia is just a small hurdle.”

      I recall that Napoleon and Hitler said much the same thing once and look what happened to them.

      • paul de gagne on September 4, 2012 at 7:42 am

        Good Comment LegioXIV — IF history has anything to say to us? ( I still think it does!)

  11. liquid911 on August 28, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Man I think I need glasses as well, my eyes hurt reading this, either it’s the text size as uploaded, or my screen resolution…gotta love copy/paste/Word 😛

    • Ramura on August 28, 2012 at 8:42 am

      Liquid911 — I’m with you. If I enlarge the screen so that I can read the font, the page runs off the edge and I have to scroll right and left. Big drag. So I keep it smaller, but struggle with the small print, too.

      Joseph? Can you expand your font one notch for the over 30/yrs. crowd? Even YOU admit you need new glasses…giggle… 🙂


      Shari ^i^

      • Don B on August 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        How about the over 70 crowd. LOL Just kidding Joseph. My glasses are mighty strong now.

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