Paul Craig Roberts

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"“conspiracy theorist”"
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(Economist, journalist)
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Atlanta, Georgia
Alma materGeorgia Institute of Technology, University of Virginia
Member ofActivist Post, American Herald Tribune, International Tribunal of Natural Justice, Mont Pelerin Society, The Unz Review
Interests • “9-11/Israel did it”
• False flags
PartyIndependent (formerly, Republican, )
A former US establishment insider who became an independent journalist

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments.


Paul Craig Roberts is published widely on the internet, including Washington's Blog,[1] the Unz Review,[2] PressTV,[3] ZeroHedge,[4] The Truthseeker[5], Russia Insider[6],[7] and CounterPunch[8].

He wrote "The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West" - ISBN 0986036250


September 11, 2001

“If such a thing [The 9-11/Official narrative] had actually happened, there would have been demands from the White House, from Congress, and from the media for an investigation. Officials would have been held accountable for their failures. Heads would have rolled. Instead... the worst security failure in history resulted in not a single firing. No one was held responsible.” [9]

Paul Craig Roberts supports the theory that Israelis were involved in 9-11, but points to collusion with the US deep state, writing in 2018 that "it was impossible for Mossad to pull off such an attack without high level support in the US government. Only a US official could have ordered the numerous simulations of the attack underway in order to confuse the air traffic controllers and the US Air Force. The Israeli government could not have ordered the destruction of the crime scene, opposed by the New York fire marshal as a felony. This required US government authority."[10]

"Stories inside stories"

James Jesus Angleton, head of CIA counterintelligence for three decades, once explained to Paul Craig Roberts that “Intelligence Agencies create stories inside stories, each with its carefully constructed trail of evidence, in order to create false trails as diversions.”

Such painstaking work can serve a variety of purposes. It can be used to embarrass or discredit an innocent person or organisation that has an unhelpful position on an important issue and is in the way of an agenda.

According to Paul Craig Roberts:

“It can be used as a red herring to draw attention away from a failing explanation of an event by producing an alternative false explanation.
"I forget what Angleton called them, but the strategy is to have within a false story other stories that are there but withheld because of ‘national security’ or ‘politically sensitive issues’ or some such.
"Then if the official story gets into trouble, the backup story can be released in order to deflect attention into a new false story or to support the original story.
"Angleton said that intelligence services protect their necessary misdeeds by burying the misdeed in competing explanations.”


Full article: International Tribunal of Natural Justice

In December 2019 Roberts was listed as an advocate of the International Tribunal of Natural Justice.[11]


Documents by Paul Craig Roberts

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:911 and the Orwellian Redefinition of Conspiracy Theoryarticle20 June 2011"Conspiracy theory"
9-11/Media response
"While we were not watching, conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition..." A "conspiracy theory" now refers to any ideas or facts that are out of step with the official narrative as put forward by government and the commercially controlled media.
Document:Is Ukraine drifting toward civil war and Great Power confrontation?article20 February 2014Victoria Nuland
Ukraine Riots 2013-14
The solution to a 'problem' requires that the nature of the problem be accurately diagnosed and understood; the mass of the worlds populations - especially in the West are uniformly miss and dis-informed about major issues rendering genuine 'solutions' impossible - it is the SOP of US-Western Power
Document:Killing DiplomacyArticle15 March 2018Boris Johnson
Sergei Skripal
Sane people will choose politics over war, and sane – that is, competently governed – nations will choose diplomacy over belligerence and confrontation. If we look around in search of such incompetently governed nations, two examples readily present themselves: the United States and the United Kingdom.
Document:Revenge Is Mine Saith Washingtonarticle20 November 2018Wikileaks
Julian Assange
An abridged article about the persecution of Julian Assange. It illustrates the depths to which elementary notions of justice have sunk in the West - and especially in the UK and USA - where perceived threats to Deep State interests are involved.
Document:The War on Terrorarticle16 October 2010"War on Terror"
Document:The World would not survive a Hillary Clinton Presidencyarticle18 April 2016Clinton Foundation
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton has escaped unharmed from so many crimes and scandals that she would likely be the most reckless president in American history. Considering the extraordinary destructive force of nuclear weapons, Hillary as president could mean the end of life on earth.
Document:USS Liberty - Government Betrayal and Cover-uparticle1 July 2008USS Liberty IncidentThe sustained attack on the American surveillance vessel USS Liberty in June 1967 was deliberate and calculated as this article makes abundantly clear
Document:Washington Drives the World Toward Wararticle13 December 2013WW3Compelling argument and evidence of the US-UK-NATO drive towards inevitable armed confrontation with Russia and China.


A document sourced from Paul Craig Roberts

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Why did Turkey shoot down a Russian Air Force jet?articleIsrael
2011 Syrian Insurgency
Islamic State
2015 Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shootdown
26 November 2015George AbertEx-USAF intelligence officer theorises about the real reasons for the Turkish shoot-down of a Russian plane over Syria on 24 November 2015
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