On March 7, Harley Schlanger, who has been a close collaborator of American economist Lyndon LaRouche for many years, addressed an audience of some 100 businessmen and German reserve officers in Frankfurt, Germany, on the British-orchestrated coup against U.S. President Donald Trump. The event was organized jointly by the International Division of the Commissions of the Economic Council Hessen, a business association associated with the CDU, and the Reservistenkameradschaft of Frankfurt, on the theme “Who Is Out To Sabotage the ‘Trump Revolution’ and Why?” Schlanger was the only guest speaker at the event which was attended by 100 guests, half of them in uniform.
In his introduction, Lt. Col. Axel Ebbecke (res.) welcomed many of the more prominent guests, including “a special guest, Mrs. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, President of the Schiller Institute, whose husband, Mr. Lyndon LaRouche, is well-known in the United States for his presidential campaigns and the fact that he served as an advisor to the Ronald Reagan Administration on the policy of the Strategic Defense Initiative.” Schlanger was introduced with a brief review of his background, including that he had been Mr. LaRouche’s official spokesman and bureau chief of EIR in the Southwest of the United States.
Schlanger gave a very hard-hitting presentation detailing the British-orchestrated and George Soros-financed coup effort against President Trump, carried out by the same networks that had launched the coup against the elected government of Ukraine in 2014. He further explained that Trump’s election was part of a global rejection of the policies of the last 20 years – including the permanent war doctrine and the neo-liberal economic policy of globalization – many of which Trump had committed himself to reversing.
Schlanger especially elaborated on Trump’s intention to establish a positive relationship with the leaders of both Russia and China to reverse the Obama/British-led drive for World War III. In this context, he went into the cause of the ongoing financial crisis, the need to re-enact the Glass-Steagall Act and LaRouche’s Four Laws, as well as the need for the U.S. and Europe to join China, Russia, and the BRICS in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Many of the guests indicated their agreement with a number of the points, including on the coup in Ukraine and the futility of sanctions against Russia.
The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A. One question which reflected what many were thinking, came from a television journalist, who brought up his theory as to why the German media give such terrible coverage to Trump: “Do you think the Germans need an image of an evil enemy so they will accept the status quo? I am astonished that the coverage is so nasty.”
Schlanger used his response to elaborate on what he had said earlier about the brainwashing of the Germans around “collective guilt.” He spoke of the role of the Bush-Harriman networks in installing the Nazis, and said it is time for Germany to break free of this, which is part of a continuing occupation of Germany. Many people approached him afterwards to thank him for that, with one noting that “we, as Germans, are afraid to tell the truth — it is good you did!”
One business professor questioned whether Bush and Obama were really responsible for the lack of good jobs, indicating that the problem is robotics and smart technologies, and that it will just get worse. In his reply, Schlanger discussed how the Chinese are creating productive jobs, with the Belt and Road Initiative, which will continue to produce jobs, because of the emphasis on science in the economy. New scientific discovery is an opportunity to inspire youth for the future, he underscored, rather than something which means a larger pool of a permanent unemployable class.
One guest thanked Schlanger for his presentation, which reflected a deep understanding of American politics, adding: “Perhaps you can help us and tell us what is wrong Chancellor Angela Merkel?”