What on Earth is happening in Ukraine? Our attention has been adeptly diverted away from this situation by the ISIS crisis. although both conflicts involve hydrocarbon pipelines to Europe (with ZERO benefit, in this regard to the US), but they do figure into a grand chessboard by our Dear Leaders.
This interview with Paul Craig Roberts gives us a major dose of the realpolitik that governs the chaos and destruction which we are seeing in Ukraine and in Iraq and Syria.
The term, “Realpolitik” (from German: real “realistic”, “practical”, or “actual”; and Politik “politics”) refers to the politics or diplomacy based primarily on power and on practical and material factors and considerations, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral or ethical premises. In this respect, it shares aspects of its philosophical approach with those of realism and pragmatism. The term Realpolitik is sometimes used pejoratively to imply politics that are coercive, amoral, or Machiavellian.
Paul Craig Roberts is probably best known for being the Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente’s Trends Journal. He is the author of numerous books, including his most recent, ‘How America Was Lost: From 9/11 to the Police/Warfare State’.
He is currently chairman of The Institute for Political Economy.
In this program, he and the Swedish creator and host of Red Ice Radio, Henrik Palmgren discuss the Neocon’s war agenda and how the Ukraine fits into the Wolfowitz doctrine.
They discuss the violent Coup d’etat in Kiev and who has been the driving factor behind the illegitimate takeover of the country. Paul also discusses the inconsistencies in the various political factions that have been helping each other, in order to take control of Ukraine.
Washington’s willingness to work with anyone, including criminals, in order to achieve their goals is no big surprise but it speaks volumes about their ambitions to remain in power. Later, we discuss Putin’s Russia and how vastly different the roles are today, than just 25 years ago and what the current grudge between the West’s elite and Russia is all about.
Paul explains how the USA is losing more and more influence around the world. He paints a picture of no more superpowers and what sort of power dynamic will replace it. Later, they discuss the future of the American dollar, multicultural madness in Europe and the next step in the geopolitical chess game.