Paul Craig Roberts, a former employee of the White House during the administration of Ronald Reagan, an economist and political commentator, revealed the mechanism for the spread of Russophobia in the Western world through the media and states loyal to the United States. He wrote about this in a material that he posted on his site September 24th.
“The Western media is a bunch of liars in the propaganda ministry, and their so-called “Russian experts” are mostly Russophobes working for grants from the US military security complex. Consequently, Westerners have no real understanding of the essence of the conflict in Ukraine, how it arose, and how the intervention of the West with extreme provocations created the belief in the Russian leadership that the goal of the West is to destroy Russia, ”he wrote.
Roberts believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin “ignored provocations and insults until it became excessive.” He added that the West refers to Washington, to which the rest of the Western world is accountable.
“I learned from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs how it works. I asked him how can we get other countries to do what we want? To which he replied: “Money.” I clarified if he meant cash aid. But he replied: “No, we give leaders [стран] full bags of money. They report to us. They belong to us,” he wrote.
According to Roberts, there are no independent Western voices in Great Britain, Germany, France that could moderate Washington’s desire for world hegemony.
“There is no one to warn Washington that the US is putting too much pressure on Russia. There is no one who can warn us against believing our own propaganda. Consequently, Washington pushed the Russian leadership out of the regime of compromise and into the regime of preparation for conflict,” the expert believes.
He believes that what is happening in the world clearly demonstrates how dangerous the one-sided approach of neoconservatives is. There is no one to object to Washington, except for selected enemies. But their words, if reported at all, are conveyed out of context and in line with the propaganda line that it is Russia and China, not Washington, that are the threat and cause of conflicts.
At a session of the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on September 24 noted that the United States considers the whole world as its own backyard. According to him, the use of sanctions is a manifestation of cynicism, as they hit the civilian population and prevent access to essential goods.
On September 21, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that, in fact, the Russian Federation was fighting not with the Ukrainian army, but with NATO and the collective West as such. Shoigu added that a NATO satellite constellation is working against Russia in order to reconnoiter the location of units of the Russian Armed Forces.
Relations between Russia and the United States have become more complicated amid the start of a special operation by Moscow to protect the Donbass. On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military. The key goals of the special operation are the protection of the DPR and LPR, as well as the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.
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