Blinken is the latest in this line of geopoliticians from the Brzezinski school, which includes Madeleine Albright, who defended the genocidal sanctions which killed 500,000 Iraqi children during the 1990s, as "worth the price" for ultimately removing Saddam Hussein; Presidents Obama and Joe Biden, who organized the Maidan coup of 2014 and approved the endless wars and expanded them; Hillary Clinton, who oversaw the disastrous regime change in Libya and attempted to extend it to Syria; and Victoria Nuland, who handed out cookies to violent demonstrators in Kiev..
As loose talk of a possible nuclear war is heard daily, especially from NATO officials and their media mouthpieces who endlessly repeat the false charge that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, Ambassador Antonov warned that “the infrastructure of our communication with America has been demolished.”
Aug. 9—“Global NATO” is bearing down on its drive to control “the narrative” around the globe. No opinion which is not the official “narrative” is allowed anymore; action is being threatened against those who would violate these orders. These are pre-war measures, Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche warned today. They must be defeated.
May 18—The governments of Finland and Sweden today presented their formal requests to promptly join NATO, and were received with hurrahs and hosannahs by the war-crazed governments of the United States and most of Europe, as well as the financial Establishment of the City of London and Wall Street.
April 18—It is bad enough that the West ignored Russia’s red line against NATO expansion to its borders; but next to no one in the ranks of nominal leadership is honest and moral enough to acknowledge this mistake, and start acting responsibly. Now we have more red lines being crossed. In this dangerous and ugly situation, those singular individuals who do have the character to recognize the red lines, see the big picture, and stand up for a new paradigm, count immeasurably in history.
April 14—Less than a week has passed since the Schiller Institute international conference—“For a Conference to Establish a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations,” whose participation and level of discussion signify that humanity can survive today’s crises of existence that we face in the form of nuclear war danger, economic breakdown, and cultural degradation. What is critical is building the momentum to get out the truth and policies in the common interest.
April 11—NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Britain’s Telegraph in an interview that NATO is preparing to make permanent its deployment to the east, or as he put it, a “reinforcement” to be turned into a fundamental “reset” of the alliance.
“A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” affirmed the five nuclear powers and permanent members of the UN Security Council on Jan. 3 of this year. But conditions for nuclear war — intentional or “accidental” are growing.
Today Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a State Department press conference, and closed-door sessions with members of Congress, announcing that the U.S. has provided written responses to Russia’s December texts of proposed security agreements. He also stated, “Additionally, NATO developed and will deliver to Moscow its own paper with ideas and concerns about collective security in Europe—and that paper fully reinforces ours, and vice versa. There is no daylight among the United States and our allies and partners on these matters.”In reality, while Blinken’s remarks repeated his usual dark litany of accusations and threats against Russia, daylight is showing through from many directions, on how dangerous and how “British” this whole confrontationism is. Blinken may blow clouds of smoke about “unity,” input from “allies,” and the like, but reality is otherwise. Even a reporter asked Blinken, you talk about “a unified approach with Europe. What do you make of Germany’s stance?” She said, “Would you say that you’re happy or satisfied with Germany sending helmets to Ukraine instead of arms shipments?” Blinken could only huff and puff about how each country has “different capabilities.” In brief, what Blinken did say in his press briefing, was that Russia is the aggressor against Ukraine, and warned, “We’ve lined up steep consequences, should Russia choose further aggression.” Blinken reiterated his “two path” sophistic approach to Russia: that Western militarization in Eastern Europe is the path of deterrence, but otherwise, the U.S. and the West are open to diplomacy, “should Russia choose it.” On the so-called deterrence path, Blinken gave a full report. He said, “Three deliveries of U.S. defensive military assistance arrived in Kiev this week, carrying additional javelin missiles and other anti-armor systems, 283 tons of ammunition and non-lethal equipment…. More deliveries are expected in the days to come. We have provided more defensive security assistance to Ukraine in the past year than in any previous year…. Last week, I authorized U.S. allies—including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—to provide U.S.-origin military equipment…. Also last week, we notified Congress of our intent to deliver to Ukraine the Mi-17 helicopters….” And 8,500 U.S. servicemen are on “heightened readiness to deploy” in case needed to “to harden the Allies’ eastern flank.” Among the expanding opposition to this dangerous showdown are several political leaders and formations in Europe. In Croatia, President Zoran Milanovic said this week that his country will in no way get involved in the Ukraine crisis, nor send soldiers. He states that Ukraine does not belong in NATO, and that it was the European Union (N.B., including the U.K.) that triggered a coup in Kiev in 2014. Moreover, Milanovic said, as reported by Euractiv, that the crisis has nothing to do with Ukraine or Russia, but is connected with the dynamics of the United States internal situation, and that international security problems reflect “inconsistencies and dangerous behavior” by the U.S.A. In Spain, the Unidos Podemos party and eight smaller parties, all nine leftwing members of the Socialist Party’s governing coalition, have publicly opposed Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s decision to send military forces to participate in NATO’s buildup of forces against Russia, and are calling for an anti-war mobilization like that of 2003 which drove out the Aznar government that had deployed Spain’s military forces for George Bush’s war on Iraq. The existence of NATO itself is being questioned. On Friday, Jan. 28, French President Emmanuel Macron will be speaking by phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Today in Paris, officials of the Normandy group of four nations—France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, met for eight hours, and issued a statement. They plan to meet again in Berlin next month. Today, Sputnik news ran an article reviewing the opposition in France and elsewhere in Europe to the U.S./U.K. showdown with Russia. Headlined, “French Politician: Puzzled by U.S. Warmongering, France & Germany Trying to Avoid EU Militarisation,” the article is based on an interview with Karel Vereycken, Vice-President of Solidarité & Progrès in France, who said that “France and Germany aren’t interested in dancing to the U.S., the U.K. and NATO’s tune—for good reason….” The Schiller Institute is providing the critical platform internationally to wake up the world to the war danger and to what has to be done in foreign relations and economically, including emergency humanitarian action, to stop the conditions and perpetrators who created this terrible emergency. The website offers ammunition, and another international conference to rally action is in the works for early February.
From the moment last Friday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced that they had met and agreed that the U.S. would provide a written response to Russia’s urgent security concerns, the British have been working overtime to make sure that nothing of the sort ever happens—or at least that whatever written response Blinken provides will be a further anti-Russian provocation.First, there are the stepped-up direct military deployments: another American planeload of sophisticated weapons for the pro-Nazi Kiev government; the transfer of Ukrainian rocket launchers and other heavy weapons to the conflict zone with Donbas; and the Pentagon confirming that President Biden had instructed them to put 8,500 U.S.-based troops on heightened alert for potential deployment to Europe, based on a briefing on “military options” presented to him by Defense Secretary Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff head Gen. Milley. Those options included sending up to 50,000 U.S. troops to Eastern Europe—steps which the Russians will read as a direct military threat. Then there are the British psy-ops: British intelligence reached a fact-less finding that Russia intended to topple the Kiev government and put in their own puppet (denied by the Russian government); an anonymous diplomat in Beijing reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping had asked Putin to hold off on invading Ukraine until after the Winter Olympics (denied by the Chinese and Russian governments); and yet another round of anti-Russian bravado by Blinken (there will be “massive consequences” for Russia if a “single additional Russian force” enters Ukraine) and by Karen Pierce, the British ambassador to the United States (“you’ll always find the U.K. at the forward end of the spectrum” in going after Russia). “What is clear,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche reported today, “is that we are in an extremely dangerous situation and, given the number of lunatics in leading positions and also the absolute certainty of miscalculation based on wrong epistemological approaches, I think the only conclusion we can have out of this present situation is that we have to go into an all-out anti-war mobilization, waking up especially the American public, because that is the main force which is uninformed about what the danger of the situation is.” Russia expects an answer this week, she continued, and that answer cannot fail to address their existential security concerns by putting in writing guarantees that NATO will cease its eastward expansion up to Russia’s borders. But at this point, everything indicates that the U.S. will do nothing of the kind. If that is the case, Zepp-LaRouche warned, then we are in a showdown for a countdown to Russia’s activation of “military technical measures” of their own—which could include the deployment of hypersonic Zircon missiles on submarines within five-minutes flight time of both American coasts. For an anti-war mobilization to be successful, however, it must not simply issue pronouncements against war, but it must address two key policy points: 1) identify who is behind the war drive, and why (the collapsing trans-Atlantic financial empire); and 2) present a program to build a durable peace—based on the policies of global economic reconstruction encapsulated in LaRouche’s Four Laws. As then-presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche summarized the matter nearly 40 years ago, in the opening sentence of a March 30, 1984 “Draft Memorandum of Agreement between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.”: “Article 1: General conditions for peace. The political foundation for durable peace must be: a) The unconditional sovereignty of each and all nation-states, and b) Cooperation among sovereign nation-states to the effect of promoting unlimited opportunities to participate in the benefits of technological progress, to the mutual benefit of each and all.”
April 9 — Following the regime change coup in February 2014 which toppled the elected government of Ukraine — which could not have occurred without the open support of the United States and governments in NATO — Russian leaders repeatedly warned that the entry of Ukraine into NATO was a "red line," which Russia could not allow. The steady eastward expansion of NATO, following the peaceful disbanding of the Warsaw Pact military alliance in 1991, broke pledges given to Soviet leaders that there was no intention to move NATO forces closer to the borders of Russia.It is for this reason that the signing of presidential decree number 117/2021 by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on March 24, 2021, which proclaims the official policy of Ukraine is to take back Crimea from Russia, led to a dramatic increase in tensions, which may have been the intention of this provocation. When there was a movement of Russian troops into the border area, which the Russians said was part of scheduled training maneuvers, and a reinforcement of Russian forces in Crimea, the U.S. raised the alert status of its military forces in Europe to the highest level. Skirmishes broke out between Ukrainian forces and the military units defending the Luhansk and Donetsk "breakaway republics", which included Ukrainian forces launching shells into Donbas, along with unconfirmed reports of the deaths of Ukrainian soldiers, breaking a shaky ceasefire. Tensions soared again after U.S. President Biden told Zelensky that he is affirming the United States' "unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea." Biden's talk with Zelensky was followed by a series of discussions by administration officials with their Ukrainian counterparts, including calls from Secretary of State Blinken, National Security Adviser Sullivan, Defense Secretary Austin and the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Milley. At the same time, Zelensky exhibited a flight forward mentality. On April 5 and 6, he spoke about the crisis, and Ukraine's desire to be accepted into NATO, with the U.K.'s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canada's P.M. Trudeau, and with NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg. In his discussion with the latter, a report from his office stated that he called for a greater NATO presence in the Black Sea, which would be a "powerful deterrent to Russia," which he accused of continuing "the large-scale militarization of the region" and action which "hinders merchant shipping." He responded to the request that Ukraine carry out military reforms in order to qualify for membership by insisting that they are committed to making reforms, "but reforms alone will not stop Russia. NATO is the only way to end the war in the Donbas." Accepting Ukraine's NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP), he added, "will be a real signal for Russia."