Hillary Clinton Must Tell the Truth About Benghazi, and Bring Down Obama Before He Unleashes the Guns of August

July 28, 2015

With every passing day that Obama remains in the White House, the danger of a thermonuclear confrontation between the United States and Russia escalates—especially with Congress on recess as of the end of this week. Add to the growing list of potential flash-points for unleashing such a war, all fanned by the British Empire, the situation around Turkey and Syria. NATO today held an emergency meeting in Brussels, at Turkey's request, to address that crisis—only the fifth time in the organization's history such a meeting has been called.
The Russian government of Vladimir Putin is not amused by this trajectory of world events. Putin used an interview with a Swiss TV network on July 25 to state, yet again, Russia's strict rejection of the ballistic missile defense policy of Obama and NATO, and advising, once again, that "we are developing strike systems capable of overcoming any missile defense system."
But the most efficient way to stop the drive to war, Lyndon LaRouche again emphasized today, is to get Obama's finger off the button by politically removing him from the White House. LaRouche stated that, although Hillary Clinton remains to this date a captive pawn of Obama, she could reverse that situation by coming clean on Benghazi. Obama lied about Benghazi, and then ordered Hillary to lie as well to cover up what actually happened.
If Hillary simply told the truth, LaRouche said, this would bring down Obama. It would also mean the end of her Presidential aspirations, but that would be a small price to pay to become a belated heroine, including pulling the world back from the brink of thermonuclear war. She should come forward now, LaRouche emphasized, and come clean. That is the most efficient way to silence the Guns of August, before they are unleashed.
LaRouche added that he and his movement will not simply wait around for events to unfold. We have a responsibility to get the truth out, which we will do in the upcoming issue of EIR, he said. That will help Hillary own up to the facts. And it will help free up the Democratic Party for the crucial tasks ahead, including returning the U.S. to the Glass-Steagall standard, as the first step towards national and global economic reconstruction.

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Putin: Russia Will Respond to U.S.-NATO BMD System

Russian authorities have repeatedly made it clear at the highest level that they view the Obama administration's deployment of its ballistic missile system on Russia's borders, as an existential threat to their national existence. To emphasize this policy view in light of recent escalations, Russian President Vladimir Putin has again restated this policy in a systematic fashion.

Putin took the opportunity of a July 25 interview with Swiss RTS TV in St. Petersburg to deliver the following message—clearly reflecting the Russian government's evaluation that the danger of escalating strategic conflict between the U.S. and Russia is severe and immediate:

"The process of starting a new arms race began from the moment of the United States' unilateral withdrawal from the ballistic missile defense treaty. Because this agreement was a cornerstone for the entire international security system. And when the United States withdrew from it and began to create a missile defense system as part of its global strategic weapons system, we immediately said: we will be obligated to take reciprocal steps to maintain a strategic balance of power.

"I want to say something very important: we are doing this for ourselves, to ensure the security of the Russian Federation, but we are also doing it for the rest of the world, because this strategic stability ensures the balance of power."

When the Swiss journalist attempted to change the subject, Putin insisted:

"I want to come back to the previous question. A strategic balance allowed peace throughout the planet and prevented major military conflicts in Europe and throughout the world. And when the United States withdrew from that agreement, they said, we are creating a missile defense system that is not against you, and you want to develop a strike force; do what you want, we will assume it is not against us.

"And we are doing exactly what we had stated long ago. The global missile defense system is expensive and it is still unclear how effective it is. And we are developing strike systems capable of overcoming any missile defense system. And what I announced just recently has been in our plans for several years, and was publicly announced long before."

And after a second attempt by the interviewer to change the subject, Putin broke in:

"I still need to finish the previous question. All our strategic defense actions correspond fully to Russia's international obligations, including within the framework of the agreement with the United States on strategic arms."

Putin also used the Swiss TV interview to reiterate his policy towards the United States. Asked if there was "a return to a kind of imperialist policy by the U.S.," Putin replied:

"A return? They have been conducting an imperialist policy for a long time... This position is not related in any way to anti-Americanism; we have a great deal of respect and love for the U.S, and especially for the American people... [but] unilateral actions and the expansion of jurisdiction by one nation beyond the territory of its borders, to the rest of the world, is unacceptable and destructive for international relations... We need to be patient and work with our American colleagues to find solutions."

Asked if a new war in Europe is possible, Putin said: "I hope not. But I would really like to see Europe demonstrate some real independence and sovereignty and be capable of defending its national interests."

As NATO Holds Emergency Meeting, Turkey and U.S. Establish Creeping No-Fly Zone over Syria

Ambassadors of NATO's 28 members held an emergency meeting July 28 in Brussels, at the request of NATO-member Turkey. The topic was to seek NATO solidarity for Turkey following attacks by ISIL and the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) inside Turkey, especially a July 20 terror attack which left 32 dead. The result of the NATO meeting was a joint statement expressing "strong solidarity" with Turkey and saying the security of NATO is "indivisible," but not much else—at least as far as is known publicly. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking yesterday ahead of the meeting, urged Ankara not to cut off talks with the PKK, however. "Force will never solve the conflict in the long term," Stoltenberg said.

Even as NATO was meeting, a "creeping" no-fly zone was being created over Syria, under cover of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It is "creeping," because there will be no UN Security Council sanction for a no-fly zone, given that Russia would oppose it. A U.S. official confirmed the July 25 Hurriyet report that the United States and Turkey have agreed to clear ISIL militants from northern Syria by forming an "ISIL-free zone."

"The goal is to establish an ISIL-free zone and ensure greater security and stability along Turkey's border with Syria," the unnamed official told Agence France-Presse, coyly. Fred Hof, a former advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was more direct in comments to the New York Times:

"At least in principle, it creates an area where people who are trained and equipped in Turkey can be inserted in Syria without opposition, where they can joint up with existing units who are fighting ISIL."

Hof did not elaborate that such U.S.- and Turkish-trained forces would also be charge with overthrowing Syria's Assad government.

The latest understanding is part of the agreement by Turkey to allow the U.S. to use Turkey's Incirlik military base to launch air attacks on ISIL in Syria. The ISIL-free zone will be 98 km long and 40 km wide and situated on a line from Mare to Jarablus. Syrian aircraft will be forbidden to fly in the zone. The plan foresees the deployment of Free Syrian Army (FSA) units—supposedly "moderate" oppositionists who are also out to overthrow the Assad government in Syria—to the area if ISIL is completely cleared from that particular zone, which would both prevent the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) from further expanding its influence towards the West and create a safe environment to shelter Syrians fleeing violence or those who want to return to their homelands.