Russian "Zavtra" Features LaRouche for His 90th Birthday
September 5, 2012 • 1:16PM

Today's issue of the Russian weekly newspaper Zavtra features a short interview with Lyndon LaRouche on its front page, together with an in-depth article on an inside page, marking LaRouche's upcoming 90th birthday. Zavtra is generally known for its connections with the Russian intelligence community, and is read in all layers of the Russian political elite.

The interview with LaRouche appeared in Zavtra's "Off the Cuff" format for short front-page interviews. Both the question and LaRouche's reply were published in a form different from how the question was originally posed and answered. The rewrite of the question served as an occasion to highlight the global strategic threat of war.

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Original "Off the Cuff" interview question to Lyndon LaRouche from Zavtra:

"What do you think about the possible future of America?"

The question, as published in Zavtra:

"Mr. LaRouche, the situation in the world today is one of rising tension. Many experts and politicians believe that mankind is on the brink of a new global war. The USA is playing a leading role in building up this tension and unleashing ever more conflicts on our planet. The problems of your country, which you have been identifying for the past 50 years, have become so acute, that America's ruling circles, it would seem, either can't see, or don't wish to see, ways of resolving them peacefully. This was the case under George Bush, Jr., and it has become even more distinct under Barack Obama. The 44th President of the USA, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, is now openly called a 'war President.' Now he is actively, and successfully, campaigning for re-election as President. It is believed that the recent report of a military plot against Obama, aimed at his physical elimination, is also an electoral ploy by the Democrats. What are your observations about this situation?"

LaRouche's original reply (August 27):

First: At the present moment, the very continued existence of the United States is in jeopardy for as long as Barack Obama remains the nominee for reelection as President of the United States. There is no other danger which can be compared in importance to that specific one. The evidence is well known to leading military circles, and other relevant circles, in the U.S.A., as in Russia and in China, among others.

Second: The successful arrival of the space-craft "Curiosity," represents the greatest signal of hope for mankind, on the condition that Obama does not remain U.S. President.

Third: The greatest challenge to mankind beyond those two considerations, is the urgency of following the "Curiosity" landing with the mobilization of Earth for: (a) defense of Earth against projectiles within the region of Solar space between the orbits of Mars and Venus; and, (b) comets. This mission has been under preparation by some leading scientists since the close of the 1970s.

Fourth: It must be recognized, that these and related missions within our Solar system, will emerge as the realization of thermonuclear fusion. Man in that future may be at home on Earth, but we shall defend Earth's developments with the view that we defend life on Earth from control over stations based on Mars. With peace among the leading powers of this planet, these goals will become foremost for all nations, especially in the role of leading nations. These are goals which could be realized within a generation or slightly more. These are the goals of my foresight.

LaRouche's reply, as published:

Lyndon LaRouche, U.S. philosopher, economist, politician, and public figure:

"At the present moment, the very continued existence of the United States is in jeopardy for as long as Barack Obama remains the nominee for reelection as President of the United States. There is no other danger which can be compared in importance to that specific one. The evidence is well known to leading military circles, and other relevant circles, in the U.S.A., as in Russia and in China, among others.

"As for the problems facing my country and the world, they are great, indeed. In my view, mankind can only continue life on Earth by realizing thermonuclear fusion power and jointly, among the great powers of our world today, developing space. These are goals which could be realized within a generation or slightly more. These are the goals of my foresight."