Are These Guys Clinically Insane? No, They're From Wall Street

February 3, 2015

We are in a crisis period. The crisis has a twofold significance. First is, it is a crisis, it's a major crisis globally. We're on the threat of thermonuclear war. The second crisis is the blindness of people in the United States and to some degree, a lesser degree in Europe. People do not understand reality. Lyndon LaRouche, LPAC Policy Committee Feb. 2

What can have made Barack Obama declare he's thinking of pulling Ukraine de facto into NATO and arming Kiev for war against Russia? And suicidally putting U.S. arms and military personnel into six other countries on Russia's border, under NATO Article 5 as he said, which requires the United States to defend those countries as if itself.

Does Obama think he's going to provoke a war and win it, against Russia, with a NATO "forward brigade"?

Obama is the author of global thermonuclear war! That means that anybody who has a brain inside their head knows that Obama and his administration must be thrown out of power right now! If you don't do that, you have no guarantee, or even a likelihood, that your human race as a whole, is going to survive what Obama would start, if he were allowed to continue with the course he has now. That's the fact. Lyndon LaRoucheLPAC Policy Committee Feb. 2

Obama is pushed along this crazy path by a group of former administration has-beens, acting through the Atlantic Council and Brookings Institution, who put out a report Feb. 1 demanding the U.S. and NATO arm the Kiev government for war against Russia. Media editorials and articles are beating this drum from the British daily press to the New York Times, which claims that the opposition of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has been suppressed.

Starting a war with Russia on the strategic basis of a six-page report by a gaggle of former government officials? Michele Flournoy, Ivo Daalder, Strobe Talbott, James Stavridis .... remember the names. Timothy Garton Ash of Oxford, planner of "color revolutions" against allies of Russia and China, who writes "Putin must be stopped with guns" in the London Guardian. Call them "the self-extinction movement."

Any one of you who doesn't want to get Obama out immediately, has written their own extinction, because that's what they'll get! There's no victory in thermonuclear war. The capabilities of the nations are too great! The world is prepared, in all major powers, is prepared for an instant launching of thermonuclear war, and there won't be anybody left alive, once that starts.
— Lyndon LaRoucheLPAC Policy Committee

If they succeed in provoking Russia and China to war, they'll bring an end to human life on this planet — all of us. Are they clinically insane? The answer is that Wall Street, and the City of London financial powers, insist on this war policy, because they are bankrupt. Their bankruptcy comes from two decades of unbridled speculative bubbles and crashes, retarding and ruining the trans-Atlantic economies while the BRICS — particularly China — developed theirs apace and took scientific leadership of space exploration.

Now the megabankers insist on financial warfare against BRICS-allied nations, provocations, even the threat of thermonuclear war against Russia and China, to force them to let London and Wall Street continue to run the world.

Proof? The Kiev regime in Ukraine is now being offered a second IMF package of loans in one year, and The Economist — which speaks for the City of London banks — demands that it be a $20 billion package, and write-off of previous loans Ukraine admits it can't pay.

The same banks, the same IMF, the same London-allied political leaders like Cameron, Mrs. Merkel and Obama, refuse — with a furious hard line — the same debt relief to Greece.

Kiev is to get the $20 billion loans and debt writeoff to go to full-out war with Russia. The Greek government, publicly opposed to the sanctions against Russia, is to be refused debt relief to develop its economy — even if this refusal means, as it does, breaking up the so-called Eurozone.

Wall Street and the City ARE clinically insane.

The BRICS-allied nations have their own movement, a "mass movement for development," as Indian Prime Minister Modi calls it. A movement to rebuild the Silk Road, to bring fusion power fuel from the Moon. China has directly asked the United States to join the new international development banks of the BRICS and jointly create the credit and construction of this economic development.

That is the choice we must make. As Lyndon LaRouche concluded his discussion with the LPAC Policy Committee yesterday:

The question here is, what is the end of the game? What's the meaning of all this? What's the issue? The issue is, simply, what is the nature of mankind? What is the nature of mankind that you should want to keep it? What is the importance of mankind's existence which is important for the very existence of any form of life on this planet, of being upon it? ... Mankind is the only creature that we know of, which is actually creative. The animals are not creative... And that's the point: We're trying to save humanity, which is this precious, unique thing for which there is no comparison in the known universe for us. And therefore, we have to defend humanity as a principle. But only mankind can create a new force in the Solar System. Only mankind can do that! No animal can replace humanity.

And what we're on the edge of, is the loss of the existence of humanity, the extinction of humanity, the meaning of everything. And if humanity gets destroyed, which can be the result of this process, then the meaning of all living human life up to the present time, because a zero, a nothing! And therefore, those of who are human, who have some insight into what human beings are, the meaning of man as opposed to beasts, we have the responsibility to provide the leadership, the inspiration, at whatever price, by whatever resources we have, we must fight to save the human species in the Solar System otherwise, and that's a real fact.

Our job now is to get out there, and do what some people in China are beginning to do, with their exploration into the Solar System, the Solar System which is the location of the existence of the human species. And anyone who's out for thermonuclear war is the enemy of all mankind! And every means needed to stop this thing must be used, and anybody who tries to make an excuse for not doing something to defend the principle of humanity, has no morality, no fitness at all! And you have to think that way.

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London Directs IMF Policy of War Loans to Ukraine, No Credit for Greece

In its latest issue The Economist — the publication which often speaks for the City of London banks — reports that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) "has indicated that there would be a new bailout package for Ukraine," the second such loan package in less than a year. Moreover, The Economist itself editorializes that the package must be big:

"Ukraine will probably need $20 billion in external support to survive 2015."

This is the very figure proposed two months ago by financier George Soros, who stridently declared "Europe is at war," and demanded that Ukraine get $20 billion to fight Russia.

Not only that, The Economist says that the Kiev regime now admits it can't pay its existing debts, so it must have a writedown or writeoff of debt:

"Creditors will now have to shoulder some of the load.... Accepting some losses on loans my now be the only way they will get anything back."

The contrast with the current London-enforced European hard line against any debt relief for Greece, could not be more shocking. The new Greek government has proposed a European Debt Conference to consider the debts which the most-indebted "peripheral" countries of the European Union obviously cannot pay. It proposes the principles of the 1953 agreement on German debt, which wrote off 60% of then-existing German loans and helped unlock the "German economic miracle" which followed.

The answer to Greece from the same IMF, the European Central Bank, and the major European countries, has been no to debt relief.

Ukraine is to get $20 billion and debt relief to fight Vladimir Putin's Russia, as Soros made crystal clear. Greece is denied debt relief to recover and develop its economy.

This is London imperial policy. The cynicism involved would be repulsive even if it did not involve the threat of triggering a global thermonuclear war.

But the policy also triggers a breakup of the Eurozone — and, it is being fought by a growing anti-austerity mass movement in a number of European countries. The BRICS — specifically China — are offering credit, investment, and construction of infrastructure in Greece and the Balkans regardless of debt relief or no, return to the drachma or no.

The mass movement for the Silk Road may defeat the London movement for self-extinction.

Obama Flaunts U.S. Overthrow of Ukraine Government; Lavrov Responds

Barack Obama stated matter-of-factly to CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a Sunday interview that the United States had installed Arseniy Yatsenyuk—Victoria Nuland's infamous "Yats"—in power in Ukraine in February 2014 ("...Yanukovych then fleeing after we'd brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine"). An astounding, if not surprising admission from a U.S. President.

That admission came within a blustering, lying, threatening rant against Russian President Vladimir Putin, which ominously made reference to possible activation of NATO's Article 5 collective defense clause against Russia, in discussing U.S. military deployment into NATO states which border on Russia, and complaining that "dissent," protesting thousands, has been "quelled."

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's answer to Obama's tirade, delivered in a press conference in Beijing following meetings with his counterparts of the two Asian giants, India and China, was featured on Russian national TV last night, punctuated with an image and quotations from the Atlantic Council war plan released yesterday in Washington, as well as images of Obama talking to CNN.

Lavrov was asked about Obama's statement that the United States "facilitated the change in regime in Ukraine." Lavrov answered:

"Regarding U.S. President Obama's interview with CNN, I would like to note two aspects.

"First, if somebody needed confirmation that the U.S.A. directly, from the very beginning (of the events in Ukraine) was involved in a coup against the government, for which Obama used the neutral term 'power transition,' it has now been stated.

"Secondly, I would like to note that the rhetoric in this interview shows Washington's intention to continue unconditional support for the actions of those currently in power in Kiev, who by all the evidence have adopted a policy of suppressing the conflict exclusively by force."

Lavrov added that Russia is convinced—

"and this evaluation is becoming more widespread, especially in Europe, that it is necessary to establish a direct dialogue between the Kiev authorities and representatives of the self-proclaimed D.P.R. and L.P.R." Those efforts are being opposed, "but I am certain that everyone who genuinely wishes for the Ukrainian people to have peace (and Russia, without qualification, is among those countries, as are Germany, France, the OSCE, and other Europeans), ought to continue these efforts and do everything possible for a direct dialogue to get started and produce results."

He again called for "Western colleagues" to stop supporting every action by the Kiev regime.

British Madmen Insist Obama Arm Ukraine Nazis against Russia

"Putin Must Be Stopped. And Sometimes Only Guns Can Stop Guns," wrote Oxford University's Timothy Garton Ash in the London Guardian on Monday.

"Diplomacy's time will come again, but it is not now.... Ukraine needs modern defensive weapons to counter Russia's modern offensive ones."

Since the European Union is too divided to step up to that task, "it is now up to President Obama to determine the timing and composition of those supplies." If that occurs, other NATO countries would also arm Ukrainian forces, on an individual basis, he wrote.

So much for the pretense that "color revolutions" are not simply another form of military warfare, as Russian military doctrine now recognizes. Garton Ash is not simply the latest voice to endorse the war program issued this afternoon by the Atlantic Council, etc. in Washington, D.C.; he is one of the top strategists of Oxford University's "color revolution" project behind the notorious Gene Sharp. (See EIR's explosive Feb. 3, 2012 dossier, "Destabilizing Russia: The 'Democracy' Agenda of McFaul and His Oxford Masters.")

On cue, the Wall Street-Confederate New York Times joined the war drive by Tony Blair's "liberal interventionist" squadristi, with a front-page story Monday making its case that a "shift" is underway in the Obama administration towards providing "defensive" weapons and equipment to Kiev. National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan confirmed that the administration Obama-ites are preparing to give the go-ahead to crossing this tripwire for war with Russia, telling the Times that

"although our focus remains on pursuing a solution through diplomatic means, we are always evaluating other options that will help create space for a negotiated solution to the crisis."

Senior administration officials, all unnamed, assured the notoriously-lying Times that Secretary of State John Kerry and Susan Rice are "open" to providing "lethal" aid to Ukraine, as is NATO military commander, U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove. An unnamed "Pentagon official" is also cited, claiming Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, and JCS Vice Chairman Adm. James Winnefeld—who had adamantly rejected such madness—now believe the weapons policy should be reconsidered.

Wartime propaganda is a British specialty, as Garton Ash declared in concluding his "guns to stop Putin" rant. He called for BBC's Russian- and Ukrainian-language services to gear up their anti-Putin propaganda, with the British government footing the bill, bragging:

"The U.S. may have the best drones in the world, and Germany the best machine tools, but Britain has the best international broadcaster."