Odile Mojon of the Schiller Institute in France and Ulf Sandmark, chairman of the Schiller Institute in Sweden, were in Syria from Sept. 5-12, where they witnessed the horrendous ravages of the war and attended the International Trade Fair in Damascus. In their discussions and in two live TV interviews with Sandmark on the two leading national stations, they denounced the threat of a U.S, British and French aggression in Syria, triggered by a “false flag” chemical weapons attack, and called for international efforts to help reconstruct the country.
Integrating Syria and all of South-West Asia into China’s New Silk Road policy to provide a solid basis for reconciliation and economic reconstruction, while stemming the flow of refugees, has been promoted for years now by the international Schiller Institute. In Sept. 2015, Helga Zepp-LaRouche herself laid out such an approach in a speech she delivered at an international symposium held in Chongqing, China, sponsored by the Chongqing Research Institute for International Strategies.
The China-Arab Exchange Association sponsored a forum in Beijing on July 9 on the reconstruction and development of Syria. Such an approach is precisely what EIR and the Schiller Institute have long promoted as the only way to bring the various factions together (excluding terrorists and jihadists) around the perspective of a hopeful future for all, putting aside all partisan and petty power games.