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The World Is Poised on the Brink of a New Order of Peace and Development

June 4, 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toasts DPRK Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee Kim Yong Chol at a working dinner in New York City on May 30, 2018. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toasts DPRK Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee Kim Yong Chol at a working dinner in New York City on May 30, 2018. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

A truly spectacular transformation in the history of Mankind is now in clear sight, in the near future, if the citizens of the world have the courage to seize the opportunity. One recalls Friedrich Schiller's famous epigram "The Moment," reflecting on the results of the French Revolution:

"A momentous epoch hath the cent'ry engender'd,
Yet the moment so great findeth a people so small."

Can the human race today rise to the greatness of this moment?

The Spirit of the New Silk Road, a process initiated by Lyndon and Helga LaRouche in the 1990s and embraced so powerfully by Xi Jinping five years ago, has brought about this great moment, together with the historical revolt of populations in the US and Europe against the cultural and economic decay across the western world. This is reflected in Brexit, the Trump election, the recent Italian election, and similar stirrings elsewhere.

Today, the divisions of the world into geopolitical blocs — the core of the British Empire's capacity to maintain the power of the financial oligarchy in the City of London and Wall Street — is crumbling before our eyes. President Donald Trump has launched a peace and development process in the Korean Peninsula, working closely with China, Russia, and Japan. U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has announced that the urgently needed summit between Trump and President Vladimir Putin is finally being organized, with an agenda to resolve the remaining "cockpits for war" in Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe, especially Syria and Ukraine. In all such hot spots, success depends entirely on all parties following the wise words of Lyndon LaRouche — get the tractors rolling immediately, drive the development process from the beginning as the necessary condition for any political agreements. This is the premise of the New Silk Road — the win-win belief in the common aims and common rights of all people, creating peace through development.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his keynote speech to the Shangra-La Dialogue in Singapore on Friday, made clear that India will be part of this win-win approach, issuing a passionate plea for Asian nations, and all nations, to be finished with "great power rivalries," adding: "Asia of rivalry will hold us all back. Asia of cooperation will shape this century."

Ambassador Huntsman told "Fox and Friends" yesterday morning, when asked about plans for a Putin-Trump summit, that "both sides are looking favorably on that," and that: "It is inconceivable to conclude that you can settle down the Mideast without the United States and Russia dealing with the hornets' nest of an issue called Syria. And, it's inconceivable that you can deal rationally with strategic stability and nuclear weapons when our two countries possess 90% of the world's nuclear weapons. Isolation doesn't fix things. It's coming together."

Trump is taking bold steps. The Russiagate scam continues to unravel, as the exposure by the LaRouche organization of the British role in the attempted coup against the President of the United States is now a leading feature even in the mainstream media. The complicit players within the Obama Administration's intelligence community are now facing potential criminal prosecution themselves, and are further exposing themselves in their panic. Obama's DNI James Clapper literally bragged to Bloomberg News Saturday that he and others "manipulated" foreign elections and "overthrew governments" on a regular bases, but that this is OK since "it was done with the best interests of the people in that country in mind — given the traditional reverence for human rights." History will account for the "human rights" provided by the Anglo-American cabal to the people of Vietnam, of Iraq, of Libya, and of Syria, among others. It is precisely this mentality of "regime change" — simply a new term for the British Empire's geopolitics — which Trump has rejected, and which is a major cause of the British panicked attempt to destroy him.

The new paradigm now coming into being is endangered by the rapidly deteriorating condition of the Western financial system. The European sector of that system is facing the revolt in Italy, the crisis at Deutsche Bank, and other potential sparks which could ignite the massive derivative bubble which is propping up the entire edifice. With Trump breaking free of the British coup plot, he must act swiftly to implement a Hamiltonian reform of the financial system, as presented in LaRouche's Four Laws, to make it possible for the nation to both participate in, and contribute to, the unfolding of the Silk Road development process in every part of the world and beyond.

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Clapper: When We Interfere and Overthrow Governments, It Is for 'The People'

Former DNI James Clapper took the opportunity of an interview with Bloomberg Saturday to brag about his (and other Americans') role in interfering in foreign elections and overthrowing governments. Bloomberg's Tobin Harshaw asked: "Speaking of election interference, you write candidly in your book that the U.S. has long tried to sway foreign elections where it had an important national interest, and you even cite a study of 81 examples. How do you square the current outrage over Russian manipulation of social media — which is kind of a tame practice compared to some of the things that the CIA did?"

Clapper: "I guess the way I think about that is that through our history, when we tried to manipulate or influence elections or even overturned governments, it was done with the best interests of the people in that country in mind, given the traditional reverence for human rights."

The benevolent imperialist had said earlier in the discussion that his campaign to destroy Trump was driven by "the loss of what I'll call the beacon of truth — where now it's fashionable to have alternative facts or where 'truth is relative,' to quote Rudy Giuliani — this is very dangerous for the fundamental underpinnings of this country. What this has led to is assaults on our institutions and our values, which I spent over 50 years defending." Of course, Clapper is most famous for his lie to the Congress about mass spying on the American people, and his many lies in Russiagate are now exposed internationally.


EIR Keynotes China Conference on Sino-American Relations under Trump

EIR Washington Correspondent Bill Jones was invited to give one of the keynote speeches at a conference on May 18-20 at Hangzhou's Zhejiang University. The conference consisted of about 40 Chinese scholars from mainland China, from Taiwan and from Hong Kong, who deal with various aspects of "Grand Strategy." The foreign speakers, including Jones, who were on the keynote panel, also included a senior fellow from the Royal Institute of International Affairs and John Glaser, the director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. While the other two speakers gave lackluster but unobjectionable speeches describing the various "schools" of thought within the Western think-tanks on U.S. policy, Jones gave a historic overview of U.S. policy toward China since the first ship, financed by Robert Morris, was sent to China in 1784, outlining the various China policies under Lincoln, Grant, FDR and John F. Kennedy, who, in addition to announcing the peace policy with the Soviet Union in his American University speech, intended to establish relations with China during his second administration.

Jones then pointed to the more recent role of Lyndon LaRouche in developing a similar peace policy with President Ronald Reagan in his proposal for the SDI and the role of LaRouche and his wife, Helga, in developing the Eurasian Land-Bridge proposal, the seminal element in the BRI. Jones then briefly discussed the countervailing tendency of British infiltration into the U.S. institutions through Wall Street and "Rhodes scholarship-like" programs since the beginning of the 20th century, in their attempt to establish a "special relationship," politically and and ideologically with Great Britain. He noted how Trump was attempting to break that relationship and establish a relationship of "major powers," in the face of the British-led revolt of the Anglo-American faction in the U.S. against any change.

The reaction from the scholars to Jones's speech was not immediate since the presentation was somewhat "off script" of the usual discussions on "grand strategy" and caught people by surprise. The skepticism about the Trump Administration policy toward China was quite strong. During the course of the next two days, Jones continued to intervene in much of the Q&A after the various speeches by the Chinese scholars, which were often characterized by a firm belief that the U.S. was solely motivated by a fight for "hegemony." At one point, Jones criticized the folly of trying to weed out some "grand strategy" from the Trump Administration because of the tremendous infighting now going on, and called for more of a focus on that internal struggle, the outcome of which would determine U.S. policy. Interestingly enough, he was backed up by one woman, a scholar who had served in the PLA, who also indicated that talking about the U.S. "grand strategy" was really missing the point, because so much was in flux in the relationship, and perhaps caused more confusion than clarity.

Other scholars came up during the course of the next two days and asked where he had gotten the Roosevelt-Churchill exchange on "18th-century methods." The Cato fellow also said that he had learned a lot from Jones's presentation. When Jones went up to the RIIA representative, a Mandarin speaker working out of Hong Kong, and expressed his hope that he had not taken too hard Jones's attacks against the British, he said, "Oh, no. We have done some terrible things in our time. And there are still people who hold fast to these ideas today."

During the course of his time in Hangzhou, Jones also gave a short version of his presentation to some 200 students at the Zhejiang Police University, where he was staying for a time. It was also quite interesting to note how much some of this history, the Burlingame story, the Grant-Li Hongzhang relationship, is often better known in China than in the U.S. Mark Twain, who was close to Burlingame and to Grant, is also well-known for his positive attitude to China and the Chinese people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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