Paul Craig Roberts: Washington Planning Nuclear First Strike on Russia/China
June 3, 2014 • 3:41PM

In a June 3 posting on his website titled "Are You Ready For Nuclear War?", Paul Craig Roberts urges readers to "pay close attention to Steven Starr's guest column" which was posted June 2 to the same website, and which warns that nuclear war has no winner. See: "Nuclear War Has No Winner" Roberts elaborates on the danger in today's posting:

"Washington thinks nuclear war can be won and is planning for a first strike on Russia, and perhaps China, in order to prevent any challenge to Washington's world hegemony.

"The plan is far advanced, and the implementation of the plan is underway. As I have reported previously, US strategic doctrine was changed and the role of nuclear missiles was elevated from a retaliatory role to an offensive first strike role. US anti-ballistic missile (ABM) bases have been established in Poland on Russia's frontier, and other bases are planned. When completed Russia will be ringed with US missile bases. . .

"No government believes Washington's reasons. Every government realizes that Washington's reasons are feeble attempts to hide the fact that it is creating the capability on the ground to win a nuclear war.

"The Russian government understands that the change in US war doctrine and the US ABM bases on its borders are directed at Russia and are indications that Washington plans a first strike with nuclear weapons on Russia.

"China has also understood that Washington has similar intentions toward China. As I reported several months ago, in response to Washington's threat China called the world's attention to China's ability to destroy the US should Washington initiate such a conflict.

"However, Washington believes that it can win a nuclear war with little or no damage to the US. This belief makes nuclear war likely."

Roberts's warnings on the thermonuclear war danger are a useful contribution—even though he refuses to point the finger at the British Empire. And also don't turn to him for solutions:

"What can we do? This is what you can do. You can shut down the Ministry of Propaganda by turning off Fox News, CNN, the BBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, by ceasing to read the NY Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times... Do not vote."

Rather, as Lyndon LaRouche emphasized in no uncertain terms yesterday during his video conference with the LaRouchePAC Policy Committee, the only way to prevent the outbreak of thermonuclear extinction war is to impeach Obama now:

"... as long as Obama remains President, the danger would be that Obama's control of the seat of President of the United States is the one thing that could cause, a thermonuclear war globally, which might cause the extinction of the human species. So the crucial thing is, the British are our problem; Obama's a stooge for the British. If Obama were to remain President, you could have, in a very short time, not maybe immediately, but in a short time, you could have a thermonuclear war, and that's the question we've got to deal with, now."

"...Now, the point has come, the testing point for the continued existence of the human species is right on our doorstep. If the British succeed in using Obama, continually, to set us into motion for a thermonuclear war, then that is going to be, literally, Hell. So therefore, if you're against Satan, you have to be against Obama, who's only an agent of Satan. But, there's a good place to start: Remove him from office. And I can guarantee you, you remove Obama from office — do that! — and the margin of victory against Satan can be won, that is, the British Empire. The Queen of England is now, actually, wearing the costume of Satan."