A strategic priority is to circulate as widely as possible the recent memorandum by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) which refutes the Russian “hacking” of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and thereby discredits the main argument for the current witch-hunt against the Trump Administration as well as the drive for war.
The memorandum released on July 24 by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), a group of former high-level intelligence officers, makes the case that the emails from the Democratic National Committee computers given to Wikileaks, were not hacked by “Russians” but leaked from the inside. These findings in themselves debunk the entire fairy tale of the Kremlin’s manipulation of the U.S. electoral process, which explains why no major media has covered the memo. Numerous blogs have, however.
The sanctions bill targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea that the United States Congress passed almost unanimously in the last week of July is a flagrant violation not only of international law, in that it decrees that U.S. law must also apply to sovereign foreign countries, but also of the American Constitution, as it severely narrows the President’s power to define and carry out foreign policy. The intent of the bill is clearly to torpedo the Trump Administration’s efforts to improve relations with Russia. That, in turn, seriously heightens the danger of thermonuclear world war.
The feasibility of one of the largest infrastructure projects ever envisioned for Africa, dubbed Transaqua, will soon be studied under the historic agreement reached between the Italian engineering firm Bonifica Spa and Power China, one of China’s largest multinationals.
In the last week of July, the United States Congress passed the Iran-Russia-North Korea sanctions bill quasi unanimously (419-3 in the House of Representatives and 98-2 in the Senate). The intent of the bill is clearly to put the United States back into direct confrontation with Russia and to seriously weaken the President’s power to carry out foreign policy, as provided under the Constitution.
The sanctions just adopted by both houses of the U.S. Congress, which would punish any companies involved in building infrastructure to facilitate Russian energy exports, including the Nord Stream 2, would severely harm the entire European economy, in addition to promoting outright economic and trade war. The protests have been been widespread across the political spectrum, in particular in Germany and Austria, which need the pipeline projects to ensure energy security.
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, a well-known leader of the group of patriotic former U.S. intelligence agents calling themselves the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), asked some pointed questions concerning the frenzied drive to overthrow President Trump. In an interview with RT on July 26, McGovern called on the U.S. Congress and President Trump to specifically investigate former FBI Director James Comey’s role in setting up the “Russians hacked the email of the Democratic National Committeee” fraud.
The following statement was posted on July 25 on the www.LaRouchePAC.com website for mass distribution:
The first major crisis of the new French government led to the resignation on July 19 of the highly respected chief of the general staff Gen. Pierre de Villiers, which sent shock waves throughout the country. While the newly elected President Emmanuel Macron had convinced Gen. de Villiers to extend his tenure for one more year by promising no reduction in the defense budget, he then announced, just before the July 14th celebrations, cuts in that budget of €850 million in order to comply with the Maastricht criteria of a 3% deficit to GDP.
As a likely spillover of U.S. President Trump’s attempt to establish constructive relations with Russia, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called for a a “new detente” policy in an interview with Focus magazine of July 16.