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(UPDATE) Twitter Bans Former Asst. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts

(UPDATE) Twitter Bans Former Asst. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts

Update: My suspended twitter account

Dear Readers:

It is all over the internet and international media that Twitter has suspended my account.

This is not the case.

I do not use social media.

I discovered that a Twitter account was operating in my name.

I requested that the account be taken down.

I have no recollection of giving anyone permission to operate a Twitter account in my name. I am still extremely busy trying to help family relatives impacted by Hurricane Michael and could only quickly look at the Twitter postings. It seemed to be mainly innocuous, consisting of links or quotes from my posted columns.

However, there were other things, such as appeals that money be sent to Alex Jones InfoWars and other things. I have no objection to Alex Jones. However, my webmaster and I were concerned that things could be posted that would be dangerous for me, such as libel, death threats to others, and so forth.

To repeat, the account was closed at my request.

To repeat, I do not use social media.

Paul Craig Roberts

 

Via Zerohedge


Twitter has suspended noted anti-war commentator, economist and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts.

The suspension came without warning and was noted by journalist Caitlin Johnstone and others Thursday evening:

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Roberts, 79, served in the Reagan administration from 1981 to 1982. He was formerly a distinguished fellow at the Cato Institute and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, and has written for the Wall Street Journal and Businessweek. Roberts maintains an active blog.

He’s also vehemently against interventionary wars around the world, and spoke with Russia’s state-owned Sputnik news in a Tuesday article – in which Roberts said that President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Intermedia-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty was a handout to the military-security complex. 

The former Reagan administration official clarified that he does not think “that the military-security complex itself wants a war with Russia, but it does want an enemy that can be used to justify more spending.”  He explained that the withdrawing from the INF Treaty “gives the military-security complex a justification for a larger budget and new money to spend: manufacturing the formerly banned missiles.”

The economist highlighted that “enormous sums spent on ‘defense’ enabled the armaments corporations to control election outcomes with campaign contributions,” adding that in addition, “the military has bases and the armaments corporations have factories in almost every state so that the population, dependent on the jobs, support high amounts of ‘defense’ spending.”

“That was 57 years ago,” he underscored. “You can imagine how much stronger the military-security complex is today.” –Sputnik

Roberts also suggested that “The Zionist Neoconservatives are responsible for Washington’s unilateral abandonment of the INF treaty, just as they were responsible for Washington’s unilateral abandonment of the ABM Treaty [in 2002], the Iran nuclear agreement, and the promise not to move NATO one inch to the East.

Is this what got Roberts suspended?

He goes on to say that the ideology of US neoconservatives is “akin to the German Nazy Party last century” in their ideology of American supremacy and exceptionalism.

Their over-confidence about their ability to quickly defeat Israel’s enemies and open the Middle East to Israeli expansion got the US bogged down in wars in the Middle East for 17 years,” said Roberts, adding:  “During this time, both Russia and China rose much more quickly than the neoconservatives thought possible.”

Dr. Roberts opined that US policy makers are seeking to weaponize the Russian opposition and “pro-Western elements” to exert pressure on Moscow into “accommodating Washington in order to have the sanctions removed.” On the other hand, the Trump administration’s new arms race could force Russia into spending more on defense, according to the author. –Sputnik

While we don’t know if Roberts’ Sputnik interview resulted in his Twitter ban 48 hours later, it’s entirely possible.

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Tom Welsh
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Tom Welsh

“By their fruits ye shall know them”.

It’s time for all decent people to suspend Twitter. (Except for thos who, like me, have never used it).

Bob Valdez
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Bob Valdez

Amen.

Sally Snyder
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Sally Snyder

Here is an interesting look at how the United States exports war:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2018/10/how-united-states-exports-war.html

Washington is more than pleased to sell war to the rest of the world, even to governments with sketchy human rights records. This is something that Paul Craig Roberts railed against as he tried to change the system.

michael
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michael

silenced…i was driven underground….waiting like Castro to descend….

niveb
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niveb

First they came for…

niveb
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niveb

First they came for the former assistant Secretaries…

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

Telling the truth is becoming hazardous to one’s life. Not that lies weren’t told before – always have, but since Trump’s ‘ascent’ to the Out House…the lying Ginny is out of the bottle.

Cheryl Burr
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Cheryl Burr

While the concerted banning of accounts is very wrong. In this case Mr. Roberts asked that this account be taken down as it was not operated by Mr. Roberts. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/10/26/my-suspended-twitter-account/

craig watson
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That’s a major change to this article’s thrust. Thanks so much for finding this for me. I wondered if this was a legitimate story considering how PCR operates. I highly respect PCR for his diligence in reporting high crimes of the government.

You can call me AL
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You can call me AL

If true, that does put everything in context. Thanks for the heads up via the link.

Old Uncle Dave
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Old Uncle Dave

That was a fake account. Paul Craig Roberts does not use social media.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/10/26/my-suspended-twitter-account/

TheCelotajs
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TheCelotajs

OK let me clear something up about this so called “My” Suspended Twitter Account deal and this is right from Paul Craig Roberts himself. “My” Suspended Twitter Account Paul Craig Roberts 10-26-2018 Dear Readers: It is all over the internet and international media that Twitter has suspended my account. This is not the case. I do not use social media. I discovered that a Twitter account was operating in my name. I requested that the account be taken down. I have no recollection of giving anyone permission to operate a Twitter account in my name. I am still extremely busy… Read more »

Tjoe
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Tjoe

From Paul

“I discovered that a Twitter account was operating in my name.”

“I requested that the account be taken down.”

Walter Dublanica
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Dr. Roberts views and opinions are necessary . Twitter did wrong.

Sami
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Sami

I have it on good authority that Paul Craig Roberts had never subscribed to Twitter! Some other with an agenda had used his name!

craig watson
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Thank God I never used or joined Twitter, or any other social media. I’ve read PCR’s writing for a long time, one of the best writers and most knowledgeable people on the side of peace on the planet. He’s contributed to Information Clearinghouse for years, the online news source that I consider to be one of the best, including their readers’ comments.

Joel Walbert
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Joel Walbert

According to his own blog, he has no connection to the account

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/10/26/my-suspended-twitter-account/

TEP
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TEP

The Duran risks being labelled ‘Fake news’ by leaving this article online, which should be something none of us need. As has been mentioned by others, PCR never had a Twitter account, the account deleted was a ‘rogue’ account that PCR himself asked Twitter to remove. I strongly suggest this article is corrected or removed, also on Tyler’s Zerohedge site if it is still there.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/10/26/my-suspended-twitter-account/

Tjoe
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Tjoe

He mentions money being requested to send to InfoWars. He doesn’t go into detail but it’s an interesting tidbit. Who would set up such a thing….someone taking down both PCG and Jones? One theory on Jones is that he is supposed to take the 9.11 truth movement down in a big flush of conspiracy “nuts”. Divide and create strife may be the purpose.

Shaun Ramewe
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Shaun Ramewe

Twitter, Facebook etc are spy tools. Lying ZioYank/Western political-meddling pro-terrorist war-criminal governments and their fake mainstream politicorporate media can never ever be trusted.

HelenB
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HelenB

The brain-dead continue to censor and censure the brilliant minds …

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