Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

By Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.  A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world.  His website is

I have received a letter from Margaret Huang, Amnesty International’s executive director. She is fundraising on the basis of President Trump’s “chilling disregard for our cherished human rights” and his exploitation of “hatred, misogyny, racism and xenophobia,” by which he has “emboldened and empowered the most violent segments of our society.”

Considering the hostility of Identity Politics toward Trump, one can understand why Ms. Huang frames her fundraiser in this way, but are the Trump deplorables the most empowered and violent segments of our society or is it the security agencies, the police, the neoconservatives, the presstitute media, and the Republican and Democratic parties?

John Kiriakou, Ray McGovern, Philip Giraldi, Edward Snowden, and others inform us that it is their former employers, the security agencies, that are empowered by unaccountability and violent by intent. Certainly the security agencies are emboldened by everything they have gotten away with, including their conspiracy to destroy President Trump with their orchestration known as Russiagate.

The violence that the US government has committed against humanity since the Clinton regime attacked Serbia was not committed by Trump deplorables. The violence that has destroyed in whole or part eight countries, murdering, maiming, and displacing millions of peoples, was committed by the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes, their secretaries of state such as Hillary Clinton, their national security advisers, their military and security establishments, both parties in Congress. The murder of entire countries was endorsed by the presstitute media and the heads of state of Washington’s European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassals. Trump and his deplorables have a long way to go to match this record of violence.

Whether she understands it or not, Ms. Huang with her letter is shifting the violence from where it belongs to where it does not. The consequence will be to increase violence and human rights violations.

The most dangerous source of violence that we face is nuclear Armageddon resulting from the neoconservative quest for US hegemony. Since the Clinton regime every US government has broken tension-easing agreements that previous administrations had achieved with Moscow. During the Obama regime the gratuitous aggressions and false accusations against Russia became extreme.

Why doesn’t Amnesty International address the reckless and irresponsible acts of the US government that are violating the rights of people in numerous countries and pushing the world into nuclear war? Instead, there have been times when Amnesty International aligns with Washington’s propaganda against Washington’s victims.

By jumping on the military/security complex’s get Trump movement, human rights and environmental organizations have increased the likelihood that rights and environment will be lost to war.

There can be no doubt that Trump is undoing past environmental protections and opening the environment and wildlife to more destruction. However, the worst destruction comes from war, especially nuclear war.

Would things be different if the liberal/progressive/left had rallied to Trump’s support in reducing tensions with Russia, in normalizing the hostile relations that Obama had established with Moscow? Would the support of the liberal/progressive/left have helped Trump resist the pressures from the neoconservative warmongers? In exchange for support for his principal goal, would Trump have mitigated industry’s attacks on the environment and vetoed the renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that violates human rights?

We will never know, because the liberal/progressive/left could not see beyond the end ot its nose to comprehend what it means for the environment and for human rights for nuclear powers to be locked into mutual suspicion.

Thanks to the failure of the liberal/progressive/left and to the presstitute media to understand the stakes, the military/security complex has been successful in pushing Trump off his agenda. The damage that a mining company and offshore drilling can do to the environment is large, but it pales in comparison to the damage from nuclear weapons.

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2 Responses to Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

  1. Jill says:

    You are making vital points here. I wish more “liberal” organizations would think far more carefully about what they support and how hateful they are to other people, people who are not any more of less evil than they are and people who would ally with them on certain important issues.

    My only disagreement comes with presenting Trump as being in opposition to the IC. Clearly, he is not. He immediately filled his cabinet with war mongers, GS and IC. He must be a creature of one part of the IC/establishment. Clinton must be in a rival wing.

    Still I think it is possible that liberals could have united with Trump supporters and embarrassed Trump into fulfilling some of his productive promises such as a better relationship with Russia. Now everyone is back into their small minded camps, each supporting either Trump, no matter how many promises he has broken, or the neoCON/neoliberal IC of Clinton. Likely, this was the plan. I’ve noticed that anything which keeps people a part and at each other’s throats works really well for the establishment.

    I receive many of the same e-mails and find them equally discouraging and messed up. Thank you for pointing out how destructive this govt. and its master truly are.

  2. Todd Millions says:

    The nuclear power plants make nuclear war redundant. And are essential for the spread of the weaponized products of these.
    Our “evolution” of this technology has moreover only being on paths that allow certain proliferation actors to maximize and extort the most money from there smuggling and supply business.
    Thus centrifuges enriching uranium rather than ultra high voltage cyclotrons transmuting thorium. the later path being much easier and cheaper.
    So its Not the path that W.German /Isreali partnerships will allow too fall into the hands of proliferatiors.
    No acceptable outcomes can be had by continuance of any of the plants and technology we have shackled ourselves too anywhere.
    The security of The noose ,the creed of slaves .

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