What Everyone is Pretending Not to Notice

June 23, 2017
Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Government members on measures to protect the rights of people involved in shared-equity construction projects and on defining the legal status of self-employed individuals. June 22, 2017. Photo

It is widely expected that Presidents Trump and Putin will meet in person for the first time just two weeks and one day from today, on the sidelines of the July 7-8 Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. This meeting has the potential to be a world-changing event. As we have reported, Russian Senator Alexander Pushkov said on June 20 that this meeting will be the highlight of the G20 summit if it takes place. "A lot will depend on this meeting," he said, and "that is why it is so highly anticipated everywhere—from Tallin to Lisbon, from Beijing to Cairo." Yes, it's critically important—but yet no one is talking about it! It's "hiding in plain view," as Lyndon LaRouche has frequently cited a notion found in Edgar Allan Poe's story of "The Purloined Letter."

Our adversaries of the British imperial faction are saying absolutely nothing about this soon-approaching Trump-Putin summit, because they are terribly frightened of what may happen there. After all, why else have the neocons and neoliberals spent so many months lying their heads off that President Trump and his associates are somehow Russian agents? Now this fast-approaching expected summit is so important that they refuse even to mention it!

Instead, they have been moving in obvious ways to try to get the Trump-Putin meeting cancelled—or, if they can't get it cancelled, to try to insure that it is ruined, and that it becomes totally hostile, so that no positive personal relationship can develop.

It was for this reason that a crazy Russia sanctions bill was rammed through the Senate by a lopsided 98-2 majority just one week ago today—and then misreported as "Trump sanctions" by the lying British-run media—even though the Trump Administration opposes it and is trying to stop it before it can become law. It was for this reason that U.S. forces shot down a Syrian jet on June 18, forcing the Russians to again terminate the hotline through which US and Russian forces had deconflicted their operations in Syria. It was for this reason that Steve Mnuchin's U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 38 Russian and Ukrainian firms and individuals on June 20, forcing Russia to cancel a planned meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov and U.S. Undersecretary of State Shannon. And whose F-16 was it that buzzed the jet of Russian Defense Minister Shoigu just a few days ago?

And what worse treasonous act will these people commit tomorrow, in their hysteria about the prospect of better relations between the U.S. and Russia?

These sinister forces have refused to recognize the Constitutional election decision of the American people since day one, and they still refuse. Those of us who support the President and the Constitution must come forth to crush the forces of treason, and to support the President to achieve his objectives by joining the U.S. with Russia and China in the New Silk Road, and recreating American infrastructure through massive Federal credit, and in partnership with China, through Lyndon LaRouche's "Four New Laws" of June, 2014. And tomorrow may be too late.

Further indication of the British-loving layer's hysteria at the prospect of a linking-up of Putin with Trump, can be found in German Finance Minister Schauble's remarks of June 20 (on receiving the Henry Kissinger Prize): "I doubt whether the United States truly believes that the world order would be equally sound if China or Russia were to fill the gaps left by the U.S., and if China and Russia were simply given a free hand to dominate the spheres of influence that they have defined for themselves. That would be the end of our liberal world order."

He's lying, and he knows he's lying—but can't you feel the hysteria behind his lying?



Think in Terms of the Belt and Road, UN Official Tells Latin Americans

Speaking June 19 at the 18th world congress of the International Economics Association in Mexico City, Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the UN's Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), urged the nations of the region to look toward China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as an example of the economic cooperation and regional integration that Latin America and the Caribbean need, if they are to overcome profound problems of poverty and inequality.

The BRI, she said, "is a very powerful proposal—one of investment, connectivity, of reviving the Silk Road. We as Latin Americans should think in those terms."

Barcena, who attended the May 14-15 BRI Forum in Beijing, and has worked closely with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, called for a "rethinking of capitalism, "to forge a new economic model and "a new paradigm... I'm not saying substitute [for capitalism]; all I'm saying is that capitalism and hyperglobalization have brought us social, political and environmental problems that are unsustainable."

The UN official also warned that nations must abandon short-term thinking and look years ahead into the future. "Where do we want Mexico to be in 10 years?" she asked her audience.

In her Mexico City remarks, Barcena was echoing themes of her May 14 speech in Beijing, in which she emphasized that Latin America and the Caribbean "have a historic opportunity to deepen ties with China and the rest of the Asian economies," and that, "at this critical crossroads of human history, Latin America and the Caribbean cannot be left behind.... We look to China for its guidance and support," she said. "The BRI Forum hands us a civilizing proposal of connectivity and shared prosperity... the BRI represents a renewal and a profound commitment to fundamental values for our global economic and social wellbeing." She called on the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean "to embrace the potential that the Belt and Road Initiative offers, to redefine capitalism through the equality and dignity of human beings."