Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe unless It Conquers the World

MILITARISM, 13 Jul 2015

Paul Craig Roberts – TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jul 2015 – The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015.

The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge international norms are sovereign countries that pursue policies independently of Washington’s policies. These “revisionist states” are threats, not because they plan to attack the US, which the Pentagon admits neither Russia nor China intend, but because they are independent. In other words, the norm is dependence on Washington.

Be sure to grasp the point: The threat is the existence of sovereign states, whose independence of action makes them “revisionist states.” In other words, their independence is out of step with the neoconservative Uni-power doctrine that declares independence to be the right of Washington alone. Washington’s History-given hegemony precludes any other country being independent in its actions.

The Pentagon’s report defines the foremost “revisionist states” as Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The focus is primarily on Russia.Washington hopes to co-op China, despite the “tension to the Asia-Pacific region” that China’s defense of its sphere of influence, a defense “inconsistent with international law” (this from Washington, the great violator of international law), by turning over what remains of the American consumer market to China. It is not yet certain that Iran has escaped the fate that Washington imposed on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Ukraine, and by complicity Palestine.

The Pentagon report is sufficiently audacious in its hypocrisy, as all statements from Washington are, to declare that Washington and its vassals “support the established institutions and processes dedicated to preventing conflict, respecting sovereignty, and furthering human rights.” This from the military of a government that has invaded, bombed, and overthrown 11 governments since the Clinton regime and is currently working to overthrow governments in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina.

In the Pentagon document, Russia is under fire for not acting “in accordance with international norms,” which means Russia is not following Washington’s leadership.

In other words, this is a bullshit report written by neocons in order to foment war with Russia.

Nothing else can be said about the Pentagon report, which justifies war and more war. Without war and conquests, Americans are not safe.

Washington’s view toward Russia is the same as Cato the Elder’s view toward Carthage. Cato the Elder finished his every speech on any subject in the Roman Senate with the statement “Carthage must be destroyed.”

This report tells us that war with Russia is our future unless Russia agrees to become a vassal state like every country in Europe, and Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan. Otherwise, the neoconservatives have decided that it is impossible for Americans to tolerate living with a country that makes decisions independently of Washington. If American cannot be The Uni-Power dictating to the world, better that we are all dead. At least that will show the Russians.


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. His latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

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One Response to “Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe unless It Conquers the World”

  1. satoshi says:

    Let’s imagine the world after the completion of conquest of all the nations/countries in the world by the United States.

    There are over 190 countries in the world now. If all of them eventually become the states of the United States of America after the completion of the world conquest, the United Sates will contain more than 240 states then – all countries/nations on this planet.

    What might happen then? The world peace at last? Probably, not. Possibly, many “civil wars” in the United States. For instance, a “civil war” between the state of Israel and the state of Palestine. A “civil war” between the state of Syria and the state of ISIS/ISIL. A “civil war” between the state of Ukraine and the state of Russia. A “civil war” between the state of Russia and the states of the EU. A “civil war” between the state of India and the state of Pakistan, and so on.

    On top of that, all people/peoples in these states would be considered as “American citizens” then. All humans in the world will be “American citizens”! If Pentagon would work for the “national security” of the United States, they should work for the “American citizens” of the state of Russia, for instance. They should also work for the “American citizen” of the state of China, for instance. They should also work for the American citizens of Syria, and so on. For whom Pentagon works? For “all American citizens”, a.k.a. for all humans on this planet. Is that situation what Pentagon wants?

    By then, American citizens from the state of Russia might work as Pentagon officials. Who knows? American citizens from the state of Palestine might work as Pentagon officials. American citizens from Syria might work as Pentagon officials. Above all, they would be American citizens. One day, an American citizen from China might become the Secretary of Defense! One day, an American citizen from Russia might be elected as the President of the United States! In any case, they would be considered as American citizens. Do not laugh. Even a few decades ago, it was unimaginable that an Afro-American would be elected as the President of the United States. What might happen to the United States after the completion of the world conquest? But, if that would happen, it might not become a conquest of the world by the United States. That might be considered as the conquest of the United States of America by people/peoples of the world! That may be a paradox; the final outcome of the completion of the world conquest by the United States will mean a conquest of the United States by the rest of the world! An American citizen from the state from Russia, China, Palestine, Syria or the like will prove that. Who knows that one day “another Obama” might become the President of the United States?


    What dominate Pentagon now? Fear. Fear of other nations, other countries, other culture, other religions, other ways of thinking, and so on. Perhaps, the best way to remove their fear is to remove the “cause of fear”, which is Pentagon themselves. If they remove the cause of their fear, there will be no fear. Ancient sages taught, “The worst enemy is yourself, not the world.”

    Let love, tolerance, and compassion dominate Pentagon. What ideal world will Pentagon conclude then? Let’s imagine that. This way of imagination may be more constructive and positive.