Craig Roberts: U.S. found a new enemy

Craig Roberts: United States found a new enemySouth american economist and Republican Craig Roberts is not afraid to criticize Washington for the outbreak of war and hegemony. But in an exclusive interview with "Pravda.Ru" he touched prepyadstviya other disposition: it turns out, the fight against international terrorism — is not a trend in the United States. States have switched to search for enemies among his people; there is already and special camps.

— Mr. Roberts, let's begin our conversation with a discussion of U.S. foreign policy, which is a very brutal and warlike. On this and you have repeatedly stated. I remember you once wrote that Washington is determined to get hold of the war on 3 fronts: in the Middle East — Syria, Lebanon, Iran, in the Far East — China, Europe — Our homeland. Now, tell us as an economist in the U.S. there is funds for all these military operations?

— United States — bankrupt. Yet, the U.S. dollar remains the world's reserve currency. This means that the U.S. can print money, pay their bills and they fight wars around the globe. That there is until the world sees dollar as the world reserve currency, the South American power can be measured.

— There is still an important role is played by spatial position of the USA — in fact, the island position, away from most states. This allows the U.S. to experiment with impunity over sovereign nations and are not afraid of war on its territory. Apparently, here is disproportionate rassredotachivanie budget: U.S. spent on defense of their bases in Europe and the Middle East, much more than to protect their own borders. Maybe Russia should work more intensively and bring the danger close to the borders of the United States by deploying a missile defense system off the coast of a friendly Latin American country?

— I, like at least some real reyganist, am a supporter of the world. I think that the Americans, Russian, Chinese, Iranians and all others have to expend their resources to find in the world together, not the fact, that dominate each other. At the same time it appears that Washington is forcing Moscow and Beijing to waste their resources on building the defense, even though all the money could go to the development of the economy or to the protection of the environment. I'm not saying that the hegemony of the United States is leading the world toward nuclear war.

— In such cases, always helping the emergence of counter-force. At the moment it is not. Do you think that hinders Russia and China, to become one of confrontation States?

— I do not know the precise answer to this question. But suppose that the relationship between China and Russia may be a mutual suspicion, similar to that which, for example, there are between Sunnis and Shiites and allows the U.S. to dominate the Middle East.

— Regarding the Near East. U.S. President Barack Obama last year made a sensational statement that one of the principles of the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians — is the need to restore the 1967 borders. As the Jewish lobby would allow such a statement?

— It all started with the fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli lobby dubbed President Obama "Merkle friend of Israel," because this is the Obama rigmarole with a military attack on Iran. It is possible that Barack Obama, believing himself the president of the only superpower in the world, and not a puppet of the Israeli prime minister, was offended by the ridicule from the right-wing Israeli government. I think Obama's statement on the 1967 borders was a hint of the Israeli government that it has gone very far.

— Mr. Roberts, now I would like to discuss the internal problems the United States. Here you somehow dubbed the United States a police state. Narrow please your expression.

— I first read about the Patriot Act (Law on the fight against terrorism in the U.S. — Ed.), The adoption of which propedalirovala administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. So here is this Patriot Act is contrary to the U.S. Constitution and infringes freedom of the American people. With President George W. Bush also stuck, that the head of the South American country does not have to obey the applicable laws of the USA. Catchy example — ignoring the Law on the outer exploration, which, by the way, asking a court to spy on U.S. citizens.

From the same series — imprisonment without trial, which had been legalized under Bush Junior. And not so long ago today, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the authorities there is U.S. right to execute people simply on suspicion, without charge or trial. Is not this the signs of the police of the country?

In this matter, and proved to the State Security Department U.S. Office has declared that Muslim terrorists turns his attention to the "domestic extremists." What is meant by the term "domestic extremists", the department did not elaborate. With the same department due another weird thing. Not so long ago, the Office zopoluchilo a billion rounds of ammunition, to be exact — with an expansive bullets cavity. The number of such weapons is enough to shoot the entire population of the U.S., with more than once.

In addition, there is data, on the ground that the United States were built special camps. The authorities reluctantly confirmed this information, but they say it's Tipo in case of evacuation, for example, when a hurricane. Congress and the media are aware of these facts, but suspiciously silent …

— And how to you sees the current state of the U.S. economy? At the moment, they say a lot about the fact that the U.S. is in "crisis well." Mr. Roberts, that if at the moment you called a counselor in the whitewashed house, what would be your crisis plan?

— Well, I'm no longer allowed to become adviser to the U.S. president. Since the days of the Clinton advisers are only those who are able to lie "for the benefit" of the government. I did not do this and I wish I will not.

Now about the economy. Personally, I'm not sure that someone will be able to bring the U.S. out of the economic crisis. The fact is that almost all of what the U.S. economy has brought dividends, was withdrawn in offshore areas (in order to increase corporate profits, prizes for executives). As a result, the U.S. has lost the most important industrial infrastructure, trained personnel and things like that. At the theoretical level, the United States can regain their companies back to America there is even some mechanism …

The question is, who dares to lead the establishment of these economic reforms a reality. After the conversion, I'm talking about, contrary to the interests of the money 1 percent of the South American population. And the one percent — oligarchic peak — and is in power in the United States. In this case, the independence of the United States government has lost during the presidency of Bill Clinton. At the same time was given up for American democracy.

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