Victory in Syria – Bring in the New Silk Road

October 24, 2019
 President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, addresses his remarks Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, addresses his remarks Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

President Trump yesterday addressed the nation from the White House on the victory in Syria, asserting that this was not a victory AGAINST any other nation, but a victory of all against terrorism, and against the colonial “regime-change” wars which the U.S. had been drawn into under Bush and Obama. Left unsaid, but critically important, is that the potential “loser” in the process are the dying British Empire and those in the U.S. who have played the patsy for British Imperial wars and geopolitical color revolutions.

This is precisely why the British assets in the U.S. are in a panicked flight-forward to impeach President Trump, despite the absence of any wrongdoing, or even the appearance of any crime. They are furious that Trump dared to challenge the British “permanent warfare” policy — the surrogate wars intended to keep the U.S. in a state of conflict with Russia and China. Trump made this clear in today’s statement: “As a candidate for President, I made clear that we needed a new approach to American foreign policy, one guided not by ideology, but by experience, history, and a realistic understanding of the world.” He stated the obvious — that the entire Mideast “is less safe, less stable, and less secure than before these conflicts began,” and that those demanding more war are the same people who created the mess in the Middle East in the first place with the wars on Iraq and Libya.

While the hysterics in the Congress and the media are screaming that Trump “sold out” to Russia, Trump clearly coordinated the move with Turkey and with Russia, in returning sovereignty to Syria, albeit with a few speed bumps yet to navigate.

The coup plotters against Trump are equally worried that when the rapidly expanding bubble in the financial system explodes, as it must, that Trump will turn to the economic ideas of Lyndon LaRouche: the urgent necessity to put the bankrupt western banking system through bankruptcy proceedings on the model of FDR’s Glass-Steagall bank separation; restoring Hamiltonian “directed credit” into industry, agriculture, health and education of the population; and pushing ahead on the frontiers of human knowledge, focused on space exploration and fusion energy development. Such an endeavor requires cooperation internationally, especially with Russia and China, which Trump has repeatedly insisted he will achieve during his presidency. That was the cause of the Russiagate hoax, and the reason for the mass McCarthyite hysteria aimed at all things China.

In fact, the issue which will determine if Trump’s efforts to resolve the Middle East quagmire can be sustained is that of the New Silk Road — how rapidly can the new international relationships being forged by President Trump bring China’s Belt and Road into the region, preferably with full cooperation between China, Russia, India, the US, and others. As Lyndon LaRouche said after the Oslo accords in 1993 gave hope for peace between Israel and Palestine: “Get the tractors rolling immediately.” Reconstruction and development are the preconditions for sustainable peace, and the remnants of the collapsing British Empire will do everything possible to stop that development, as they did in undermining the Oslo Accords.

A major step forward is also taking place in Africa, as 44 presidents and prime ministers from Africa are participating in the first Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi today and tomorrow. With more than than 60 nations represented, 3,000 participants attended the opening presentations by Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the current chairman of the African Union. Putin, who is committed to “lighting up Africa” with peaceful nuclear power agreements across the continent, also pledged a doubling of trade, doubling of Russian food exports, and other industrial and military cooperation.

This is the “New Paradigm,” rapidly coming into being around the world, against the wishes of the anti-growth “greenies” funded by the City of London and Wall Street, against the warmongers, against the geopoliticians of all stripes. The dangers are great, but the potential for a world, and a universe, fit for the dignity of mankind, has never been greater, if people of good will choose to act.