Laws Are for Little People

lego-extraordinary-renditionDr. Paul Craig Roberts writes at Global Research:

In various articles and in my latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism And Economic Dissolution Of The West, I have pointed out that the European sovereign debt crisis is being used to terminate the sovereignty of the countries that are members of the EU.

There is no doubt that this is true, but the sovereignty of the EU member states is only nominal. Although the individual countries still retain some sovereignty from the EU government, they are all under Washington’s thumb, as demonstrated by the recent illegal and hostile action taken on Washington’s orders by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Austria against the airliner carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales.

Flying back to Bolivia from Moscow, Morales’ plane was denied overflight and refueling permission by Washington’s French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese puppets and had to land in Austria, where the presidential plane was searched for Edward Snowden. It was a power play by Washington to kidnap Snowden from Bolivia’s presidential airliner in defiance of international law and to teach upstart reformers like Morales that independence from Washington’s orders is not permitted.

The European puppet states went along with this extraordinary breach of diplomacy and  international law despite the fact that each of the countries is incensed that Washington is spying on their governments, diplomats, and citizens.  Their thanks to Snowden, whose revelations made them aware that Washington was recording their every communication, was to help Washington capture Snowden.

This tells us how much morality, honor, integrity there is left in Western civilization: Zero.

Snowden informed the countries of the world that their communications have no independence or privacy from Washington’s eyes and ears.  Washington’s hubris and arrogance are shocking.  Yet, no country has been willing to stand up to Washington and to give Snowden asylum. Ecuador’s Correa was intimidated and slapped down by Washington and withdrew his offer to Snowden. For China and Russia, Washington’s favorite targets for human rights demonization, giving Snowden asylum would have been a propaganda triumph, but neither country wanted the confrontations that Washington’s reprisals would have caused.

In short, the governments of the countries on earth want Washington’s money and good graces more than they want truth and integrity or even their independence.

Washington’s sordid interventions against Snowden and Morales give the world another chance to hold Washington accountable before Washington’s hubris and arrogance force the world into a choice between accepting Washington’s hegemony and World War III.  The countries, split among themselves and grasping for money and favor, are, instead, permitting Washington to establish that whatever it does is legitimate. Washington’s lawlessness is being established as the new normal.

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  • drokhole

    “Written laws are like spider’s webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and the poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.” – Anarchasis

    With a variation from Jonathan Swift:

    “Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”

  • BuzzCoastin

    this was already obvious before Snowed-in
    largest military in the whirled
    spends more on “defense” than the entire world combined
    still militarily occupies Germany & Japan
    has military bases in every EU kuntery
    military bases surrounding Russia & China
    waddya expect
    he’d go Scott Free like Bushy’s elites?

  • JudgeDredd

    My country makes me sick(U.K.) the craven attitude and rush to fulfill every wish from Washington shames us all. The NSA must hold some nasty secrets about
    British MPs!! Either that or they have forgotten who they serve.

    • Lookinfor Buford

      Just so you know, despite what the media tells us, I’d be willing to bet that 100% of americans who do not have a vested interest in govt power (e.g. a gov job, a job for a company who feeds off the gov), are against what the NSA is doing, here and abroad. This arrogance is a product of unchecked power, not the will of the people to dominate the world.

      • JudgeDredd

        Agreed the Will of the people has never been the aims and policies of the government.They are policies of money and power.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    My advice: clean your browser and bookmarks immediately after reading this. Once the NSA finds out you’ve read this, you will become guilty by association.

    In fact, I would further advise you to change service providers and call the FBI, saying that you belive the security of your phone/compture have been compromised by politically suspicious elements who need close watching. Your brother-in-law should do, if you need to designate a specific target. You’ve never liked him anyways.

    If you feel lucky, you might even see whether you can spin this into a new revenue stream. Politely mention that you are well-placed to monitor the activities of this new suspect, and it should be quite easy to negotiate for ‘expense reimbursements’ from their bottomless black budget.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Genius!

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