The Start of An Historic Week
On Sunday, Sept. 4, Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off the G-20 heads of state summit in Hangzhou, China. The opening ceremony included a stirring performance of the Ode to Joy, which set the inspiring tone for the entire summit. President Xi, in his opening remarks, reiterated his call from the previous day at the B-20 business leaders forum, that the entire global financial system must be overhauled to reverse the current global crisis, and that the G-20 must take the lead in bringing about the needed changes, driven by innovation and cooperation among nations.
President Xi’s B-20 speech on Saturday was a strong echo of the policies developed over decades by Lyndon and Helga LaRouche, including her most recent call for the G-20 meeting to move to fully realize the World Landbridge. The significance of the performance of the Ode to Joy, poem by Friedrich Schiller and music by Ludwig von Beethoven, was a further indication of Xi’s commitment to the principles of scientific and technological progress and “win win” cooperation among all of the nations of the world.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech on the opening ceremony of the Business 20 (B20) summit.
The G-20 meeting was preceded by an informal meeting of the heads of state of the BRICS nations, where further preparations were made for the Oct. 15-16 BRICS summit, hosted by Indian Prime Minister Modi in Goa. The BRICS and G-20 events began immediately after the conclusion of the East Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, hosted by President Vladimir Putin, where the same agenda of Eurasian development and a spirit of cooperation among leading nations of the world was promoted. The two guests of honor at the Vladivostok forum were Japan’s Prime Minister Abe and South Korea’s President Park, thus broadening the alliance for cooperation.
In stark contrast, US President Barack Obama used the occasion of his bilateral meeting with President Xi to press all of the areas of conflict dividing the United States and China, including the illegal ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the South China Sea, the allegations that China is dumping steel on the world market, and other frictions. Obama showed up in Hangzhou to attempt to revive the dead—his Trans-Pacific Partnership swindle—as well as to provoke conflict. Obama could not even resist the opportunity to throw cold water on the efforts by his own Secretary of State, John Kerry, to finalize a deal with Russia for joint military operations against the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.
The G-20 summit will continue through Monday, followed by another Asian economic summit in Laos, Sept. 6-9, followed by a meeting of the 10+1—the ten ASEAN nations with China.
While President Obama continues to isolate himself from the growing majority of nations who are attempting to come up with solutions to the onrushing collapse of the trans-Atlantic region and the drive for war coming from the dying British Empire system, this week will conclude on a profound high-note, with the series of four performances of Mozart’s Requiem in the New York City area, in commemoration of the fifteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, in which 3,000 innocent people were killed. The Schiller Institute Chorus and Orchestra will participate in those concerts.
With the Washington, D.C. press conference last Wednesday by former Sen. Bob Graham, and with a vote on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) pending in the House of Representatives when Congress resumes work on Sept. 6, the issue of justice will be dominant this week. As Sen. Graham told the media in Washington last week, with the July 15 release of the 28 page chapter from his original Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, the cork has been popped from the bottle, and now the full truth about the role of Saudi Arabia in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history, must come out. That means the entire Anglo-Saudi apparatus can be brought down, and that, in turn, means that the primary forces out to obstruct the realization of the World Landbridge and a new paradigm of relations among the nations of the Earth can be defeated once and for all.