By Paul Craig Roberts
Is it insane to push for war with Russia, a major nuclear power?
Is it insane to threaten Russia and bring false charges against her?
Is it insane to brag about killing "hundreds of Russians"?
A normal person would answer "yes" to the three questions. So what does this tell us about Trump's government as these insane actions are the principle practice of Trump's government?
Does anyone doubt that Nikki Haley is insane?
Does anyone doubt that John Bolton is insane?
Does anyone doubt that Mike Pompeo is insane?
Does this mean that Trump is insane for appointing to the top positions insane people who foment war with a nuclear power?
Does this mean that Congress is insane for approving these appointments?
These are honest questions.
Assuming we avoid the Trump-promised Syrian showdown, how long before the insane Trump regime orchestrates another crisis?
The entire world should understand that because of the existence of the insane Trump regime, the continued existence of life on earth is very much in question.
People such as Stephen Cohn and myself, who were actively involved throughout the entirety of the Cold War, are astonished at the reckless and irresponsible behavior of the US government and its European vassals toward Russia. Nothing as irresponsible as what we have witnessed since the Clinton regime and which has worsened dramatically under the Obama and Trump regimes would have been imaginable during the Cold War. In this brief video, Stephen Cohen describes to Tucker Carlson the extreme danger of the present situation.
The failure of political leadership throughout the Western world is total. Such total failure is likely to prove deadly to life on earth.