The LaRouche Political Action Committee in the United States issued an emergency statement on April 9, just as President Donald Trump was contemplating retaliatory military measures against the Syrian government for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. The statement calls on all Americans to contact their Congressmen and Senators and tell them to put an end to the war drive and stop the wild witch hunt against the President led by Robert Mueller in his capacity as eminent representative of the “deep state”. The two issues are more closely entwined than most would expect. And the so-called “Skripal affair” orchestrated by Great Britain is part of the same big picture.
The Syrian “White Helmets” were the sole source of information cited by all Western media on the alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian army forces in Douma on April 7. That organization is presented as credible, despite the fact that they were co-founded by MI6 and are notoriously linked to Al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups. True to form, their videos of the alleged April 7 attack show heart-wrenching clips of children, but no evidence whatsoever that chemical weapons (CW) were in fact used. In fact, none of their past allegations on the use of CW by the Assad regime has been proven.
Numerous independent political observers outside of the mainstream media have exposed the blatant attempts by Prime Minister Theresa May and her government to lead the “free world” into a acrusade against Russia purportedly for poisoning a former Russian spy turned British agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4. They point to the total lack of evidence presented by the British authorities, as well as to the absence of any cui bono from the side of the Russians.
On the sidelines of the ongoing UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva, extraordinary seminars examined the dire situation in Yemen, which the UN has called the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world. Elke Fimmen of the Schiller Institute addressed a seminar on the sanctions on March 13, sponsored by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) on March 13, and jointly organized with the German human rights organization “INSAN for Human Rights and Peace”.
On the sidelines of the “Two Sessions” of the 13th National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC), Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan spoke to the media on March 11, addressing in particular the worldwide impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI,) and plans for development in Africa.
After predicting for years that the Chinese economy would soon be on the verge of a financial blowout and a plunge in growth, honest Western economists, even of the rabid monetarist stripe, have to admit that the Chinese model of economic development does seem to work. Take the case of Michael Schuman, who penned an article in Bloomberg Business Week, of Jan. 29, under the title “What if China Is Exempt from the Laws of Economics?” . And an eloquent subtitle: “Beijing’s policymakers seem to be doing a lot of things right — and that may upend much of basic economic thinking, especially our faith in the power of free markets.”
Appeal of the Central Committee of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine to the OSCE/ODIHR; European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
A book published in December, 2017 in Germany, entitled in English translation China’s New Silk Road – Cooperation rather than Isolation – Role change in world trade, quotes EIR as a precursor and source of the New Silk Road policy. The authors, Professors Wolf D. Hartmann, Wolfgang Maennig, and Run Wang, hope through their contribution is to influence in a positive direction the debate on China in Germany. Interestingly, the book was published by the influential Frankfurter Allgemeine Buch publishing house, which is linked to the leading news daily of the same name.
Donald Trump, in his election campaign and after his election, strongly opposed the policy of “permanent wars” and of “regime change” that the neo-conservatives in the Anglo-American world had successfully pushed through for decades. He repeatedly called for establishing good working relations with Russia and China, and ending the senseless military interventions abroad.
French President Emmanuel Macron began his three-day visit to China on Jan. 8 in Xian, a symbolic city representing the departure point of the ancient Silk Roads toward the West. In his speech on that occasion at the Daminggong Palace, he outlined his views of Franco-Chinese cooperation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which imply a definite break with the currently dominant geopolitical doctrine in the EU.