The terror attack in Manchester, U.K. on May 22 was reportedly carried out by Salman Abedi, whose father Ramadan Abedi has been identified as a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) headed by Abdelhakim Belhadj. In the 1990s, the LIFG was deployed by Britain’s MI6 to assassinate Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi. When that effort failed, Ramadan Abedi, like a number of other members of the LIFG, fled to the United Kingdom.
The founder and chairwoman of the Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, participated in the “thematic sessions on think tank exchanges” on May 14 and 15, on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. On the first day, she was a discussant at the session on the “Belt and Road for Facilitating Strong, Balanced, Inclusive and Sustainable Global Economy”, and on the second day, she was a leading speaker at the 5th Global Think Tank Summit, “Gathering Wisdoms for Promoting Global Growth”.
On May 14-15 in Beijing, the Chinese government hosted the first international high-level conference specifically called to discuss the largest development project of all times, the Belt and Road Initiative, and its international ramifications. Over 130 nations were represented at the event, including 29 heads of state and government.
Early on the morning of May 9, the day commemorating the victory against nazism in 1945, Ukrainian political leader and Chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine Natalia Vitrenko was held prisoner in her own apartment by regime-sanctioned neo-Nazi gangsters (National Corps, formerly Azov Batallion), threatening her physically and preventing her from leaving the apartment. The same happened to her deputy, Vladimir Marchenko, at his apartment.
The two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, which opens tomorrow May 14, is poised to consolidate the “new paradigm” in international relations, based on “win win” cooperation as opposed to the zero sum game of traditional Western geopolitics. Over 110 countries will be represented, including 29 heads of state and government, and some 60 international organizations.
Tony Blair, an international war monger who has thus far managed to escape being tried for “crimes against humanity”, is the author of the doctrine justifying the “regime change” wars and “color revolutions” which have caused the deaths of millions since he first announced it in a speech in Chicago in April 1999. What he proposed was a “doctrine of the international community” to justify “humanitarian interventions” by NATO forces. Under the name “Responsibility to Protect”, it has been used to legitimize murderous interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria, among other operations.
On May 7, centrist Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France with a huge margin of over 66% of the vote against Marine Le Pen’s less than 33%. But as former Presidential candidate Jacques Cheminade has stated repeatedly, France is headed for troubled times, because neither of the candidates proposed the fundamental changes required today.
With just over one week to the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, the English language edition of China Daily USA featured on May 5 an article citing Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche, calling on the United States President to participate in the event. The article by Wang Linyan datelined New York was headlined “Trump Encouraged to Attend Belt-Road Forum”.
Alarmist media screamed last week that that an American military attack on North Korea was imminent and and that a major conflict was brewing, which threatened to lead to world war. And that, because of the unbalanced, unpredictable President Trump.
Over three weeks later, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has finally agreed to send inspectors to Khan Sheikhoun, the site in Syria where a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government is alleged to have occurred on April 4.