The Decisive Battles Will Occur in Early January

December 30, 2014

We are about to get a breakdown of the entire trans-Atlantic system, possibly as early as the beginning of January, Lyndon LaRouche emphasized today. That dictates the need for getting short-term results in pulling the United States and Europe into the BRICS dynamic, not long-term plans and packages which may come too late to make a difference, if we don't act now. Under these conditions, long-range planning can be hazardous, LaRouche stated.

Breaking developments in Greece are exemplary of how fast the situation is moving, as well as the depth of the crisis.

Elections are now scheduled for Jan. 25, in which a Syriza-led government is likely to emerge, who have already made it clear that they intend to bolt from the genocidal austerity that the Troika has imposed on the country. As rattled commentators in the British Empire's media outlets are all admitting, this "anti-system" ferment can spread in a heartbeat to Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and even Great Britain.

Writing in the Financial Times, Gideon Rachman got right to the point: the greatest risk is that "voters would revolt against economic austerity," and if that happens, "the whole house of cards of debt, bailouts and austerity begins to wobble."

This is reminiscent of JP Morgan's complaint in May 2013 that the main problem in Europe is the existence of anti-fascist constitutions which were adopted after World War II.

Fascism, you see, would make life so much easier for the British Empire. Such a shame the Russians, Chinese, other BRICS countries, and growing numbers of nations across Ibero-America and Asia, don't agree, and are not capitulating to the blackmail threats of military and financial thermonuclear war.

As for the United States, LaRouche stated, we are bankrupt, and the population is demoralized. Our military capabilities are all screwed up, our institutions are incompetent and are breaking down. The U.S. is crippled, LaRouche emphasized, and we have to purge ourselves of the economic and moral disease that has taken over, especially since Kennedy's assassination. In that regard, LaRouche has issued a public call for criminal prosecution against Cheney and others in the Bush administration for their torture program, and of Obama for his complicity after the fact in covering up these crimes.

Returning to the underlying, systemic cause of the nation's problem today, LaRouche emphasized in discussion with associates Tuesday evening:

"Our problem of war, is the fact that institutions of government, during the past two sets of elections of Presidents, has actually produced a quality of stupidity, among the people who are generally the so-called skilled representatives of business. They are intrinsically incompetent. That is, they're are not mistaken, they're hopelessly incompetent. The people that work for them are not trained to do anything competently. The United States is on the verge of being self-destroyed, for those reasons. And, if you can't get rid of Wall Street, including the Republican Wall Street Representatives, and so forth, you cannot save this nation.

"And, therefore, what we're going to do, is we're going to say, "well, they made a law to try to screw up the economy of the United States. But, we're saying, the law they enacted is a violation of the principle of law of the Federal government of the United States. So, what we have to do, is to challenge them, and say that they're bankrupt. That's a fact. Wall Street is hopelessly bankrupt! And the reason it's going to war, or, tends to war, because it has no alternative, but to go to bankrupt. You might be dead tomorrow, or the week next, for that reason. And that's a factor that you have to take into account. You cannot duck that factor. Because Wall Street is on the verge of total bankruptcy. You have the two parts of the bankruptcy system, and one is worse than the other. One drives the other. The only way they can maintain that system, of their system, their economic system, is by going to war, world war.

"Our job is to mobilize the population, to organize the population, to get rid of Wall Street, by applying the law, which is the principle of law, of the Constitutional law, which says that their reform, is a fraud, and therefore they have committed a crime by trying to sell this piece of crap. And you're to say, "You guys are bankrupt!" Oh, just think of that delicious moment, when you say to Wall Street, "Sorry, buddy, you're hopelessly bankrupt, and you've got a lot of debts to pay, I don't think you would ever pay."

"And so those elements of persuasion, which are commonly placed around the world today, among the softer people, that stuff is crap. Get rid of it! It's gone.

"We have, on the planet, we have the nations like the BRICS. We have nations like that, which are maybe perhaps sometimes imperfect, but they're moving in the right direction. China, is at this moment, the leading force in that direction, throughout the planet as a whole. The most important feature of that, is the space program of China. This is going in the direction of the creation, of a new system. This takes us to Kepler's residence in spirit. That's the solution.

"And, therefore, if you get rid of the killers, and so forth, what you get is you get nations such as China, and other BRICS ,and so forth. And those nations are capable of inspiring the world as a whole, to change its behavior. There's really nothing that bad, in terms of the world as a whole, if you get rid of those bastards. And, don't kiss their ass! It blocks your view of the future!"



Save the Euro by Getting Rid of the Voters

The financial oligarchy might decide to totally cancel whatever "democracy" exists in Europe as it is being recognized that the real danger posed by the Greek elections is that it could very easily sway voters across Europe against the insane policies of the Eurozone in particular, and the European Union in general.

The London financial oligarchy's own Financial Times makes the point through mouthpiece Gideon Rachman, who pens an op-ed entitled "Eurozone's Weakest Link Is the Voters." He asserts that in the past Eurozone leaders could closet themselves in Brussels and make as many dirty deals as possible in order to save the Eurozone, but now with the Greek elections, a Syriza-led anti-austerity and anti-bailout left-wing government could change all that. A Syriza victory threatens to give a boost to all the euro-skeptic parties from the leftist Podemos in Spain, to the left- and right-wing parties in Italy, and Le Pen's Front National in France.

"The weak link," Rachman confesses, is

"the risk that voters would revolt against economic austerity and cast their ballots for 'anti-system' parties." That, he frets, would mean that "the whole delicate house of cards of debts, bailouts, and austerity begins to wobble."

Rachman's pro-fascist argument closely resembles that published back in May 2013 by JP Morgan, which argued that the major obstacle to their austerity plans in Europe is the existence of the anti-fascist constitutions which were adopted in Europe following World War II.

Otherwise, the big fear preoccupying Rachman and other financial commentators, is that Spain, which will hold elections in late 2015, could be the next domino to fall after Greece. It is reported all over Spanish media that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been hinting he might take his ruling People's Party into a grand coalition with the Socialists in order to stop the Podemos party which, despite the fact that it was only created this year, is now leading the polls. Rajoy has also called for an extraordinary session of Parliament in January to debate and pass his reform of the Criminal Code, and anti-corruption and party financing measures, which could lead to surprises.

Other EU countries holding elections in 2015 include Britain, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, and Estonia.

While ‘Planet British Empire’ Implodes, ‘Planet BRICS’ Takes Humanity Forward

On Monday, China and Russia "effectively switched to domestic currencies in trading, using financial tools as swaps and forwards, as they seek to reduce the influence of the U.S. dollar and foreign exchange risks," RT reports. China has signed swap agreements with 20 or so countries, including Russia (for $25 billion). China and Russia have also established a working replacement for the west's SWIFT interbank system, which is expected to be fully operational by May 2015.

In its physical economy, China is moving forward aggressively with plans to both produce and import massive amounts of iron ore—the crucial input for steel. China today produces 45% of the world's iron ore (at a per capita output rate 3.4 times greater than that of the rest of the world), and imports 63% of all global iron trade. The major world exporters are Australia (47% of the world total) and Brazil (25%). reports that those two countries expect their share of global iron ore exports to rise to 79% in 2015, and then to 90% by 2020—this, despite the sharp 40% drop in global iron ore prices this year. Clearly it is the physical-economic demands of the future, and not manipulated price movements, which is guiding the BRICS and associated nations.

Ibero-American Diplomatic Activity Focused on BRICS, China

In the context of the upcoming Jan. 1 inauguration of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and the Jan. 8-9 launching of the China-Celac (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) Forum in Beijing, Ibero-American leaders will be engaging in intense diplomatic activity to consolidate their ties with the BRICS nations, and particularly with China.

The following is a sampling of the planning and debate taking place:

  • Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis, who is the President Pro-Tem of Celac, will be attending Rousseff's inauguration on Jan. 1-2, after which he will fly to Beijing for a state visit and also to attend the Jan. 8-9 China-Celac Forum. Solis, whose government is enthusiastic about the construction of Nicaragua's new interoceanic canal, led by Chinese company HKND, will meet with President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and president of the National People's Assembly Zhang Dejiang. He has stated he is primarily interested in seeking Chinese investment for industrial and infrastructure projects in his country, and will meet with a delegation of 100 businessmen, along with the cabinet ministers and businessmen in his delegation.
  • Ecuador's President Rafael Correa will travel to China for a state visit Jan. 6-9, during which he will meet with Xi Jinping, attend the China-Celac Forum summit, meet with many other Chinese government officials, and speak at the Tsingua University, among other activities. Iberoamerica Central de Noticias reported Dec. 30 on Correa's assessment that developing nations such as his have no lack of profitable projects in mind, but need financing for them. "If China can offer that financing, and we can do mutually beneficial business, great," he said.
  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will be traveling to China in the first part of February for a state visit. On Dec. 29, the Argentine Senate passed a bill, that likely will be passed by the Lower House as well, establishing a comprehensive economic cooperation framework agreement with China. It outlines extensive trade, economic, and other cooperation, with anticipated $15 billion in annual trade, and investments on top of the $8.3 billion agreed to during Xi Jinping's visit to Argentina in July of 2014. The agreement includes a five-year infrastructure development program with China, with provisions for fast-tracking agreements on specific projects.