+++ 20. November 2016 +++
Helga Zepp-LaRouche: The Wishful Thinking of Six Lame Ducks in Berlin
Helga Zepp-LaRouche excorciates the self-proclaimed leaders of the trans-Atlantic world in an article written for Neue Solidarität on Nov. 19, the day after lame-duck President Obama, whose “legacy” had just gone down in flames in the U.S. Presidential election of Nov. 8, met with the heads of state and governement of Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain, in Berlin. “The hysteria, which was already in full swing in die-hard Atlanticist circles and mass-media before the U.S. election, and which reached unprecedented dimensions after the victory of Donald Trump, affords clinical insight into the state of mind and the conception of democracy of such people. Evidently, they would have preferred a President Hillary Clinton and a Third World War due to her intended policy for Syria, over the possibility to improve Russian-American relations, although the latter is indispensable for maintaining world peace and finding positive solutions for Syria and Ukraine.
“It is truly remarkable: after the repudiated President Obama was able to find three days to stay at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin, and to dine and discuss with his friend Angela Merkel, and then to hold a mini-summit of the self-proclaimed 'Six' – both of them decided, together with the other four leaders whose political fate is very much up in the air – François Hollande with a 7% approval rate, Matteo Renzi who will likey lose the Dec. 4 referendum in Italy, Mariano Rajoy, who is stopgap head of a minority government and the hapless Theresa May – to prolong the sanctions against Russia for one year. That they proceeded to appoint themselves the quasi Directorate of the EU and then to decree a policy which half of the EU member countries oppose, is unlikely to promote the cohesion of the European Union.
“The selected 'Six' have obviously not yet understood that their variant of neo-liberal policy directed against Russia and China was rejected both in the Brexit referendum of June and in the recent presidential election in the United States. They have not understood that a situation has developed in the trans-Atlantic world which is evoked in the American Declaration of Independence: whenever 'a form of government becomes destructive of the ends' of its mandate, which is to guarantee the inalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, then it is the right of the people and indeed “their duty” to alter or to abolish such government. The 'long train of abuses and usurpations' mentioned in the Declaration of Independence corresponds exactly to the experience which those whom Hillary Clinton called the “basket of deplorables” have endured under Obama's policy, and which they did not want Clinton to continue.
“The self-proclaimed 'Six', and even more so those representatives in the media who deliver threats to Trump disguised as humor, are so convinced of their own ideology that they are unable to grasp the dimensions of the sea-change underway.”
Helga Zepp-LaRouche goes on, in her article to outline that sea-change, as evidenced most recently in the just-begun APEC summit in Peru, and the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in South America, following on the crushing defeat of Barack Obama's attempt to push through his anti-China Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The original article in German can be read here.
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+++ 21. Dezember 2016 +++
Terror: Obama Issues Threats to Kill
On receiving the first reports, on Dec. 19, of the assassination of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Turkey, American economist Lyndon LaRouche declared: “Put Obama on the list of suspects.”