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British Intelligence Try to Impeach, or Kill Trump

March 17, 2017

By Paul Gallagher and Michael Steger

If the growing number of reports that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet in Florida next month are true, then the way is open for President Trump to collaborate with China’s global growth and progress driver—the so-called New Silk Road or Belt and Road Initiative—and initiate a new economic paradigm of long-term development, both for the U.S. and the world.

The long-term goals Trump set out for America's "250th Anniversary" in 2026—peace with nations including our current "adversaries," a renewed modern economic infrastructure, "our footsteps on distant worlds"—will have a far better prospect of being reached once the largest economies of the world join forces for mutual benefit.

However, those goals are not the leadership agenda of either of the United States’ dying political parties. The reason why? The British intelligence and security apparatus has turned the shock of Trump's election into a full-scale media mobilization, and at the highest intensity, to remove him by impeachment or resignation, all according to McCarthyite Cold War hysteria based on nonexistent Russian ties. They are so desperate, that at the highest levels of the European elites, they are publicly contemplating assassination.

As you know, one British intelligence operative after another has injected so-called intelligence to destroy Trump, again and again, into the American political process, through the Obama and George Soros faction of the Democratic Party and long-discredited media outlets such as NBC.

Just see the discredited British agent Christopher Steele of MI-6, who wrote the so-called dodgy dossier that not even CNN, who broke the story on television, will stand by to this day. Yet Democrats in the House, like Obama-stooge Rep. Adam Schiff (CA), have actually called for Steele to testify in Congress, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who also happens to be British-trained, has repeatedly relied on Steele’s dossier—for which nothing has been corroborated by any intelligence agency, including MI-6—during her nightly sermons.

All bloody hands, as in MacBeth, point to the British, emphatically MI-6 and GCHQ—the Brits’ version of the NSA with access to all NSA data, which means, in other words, all cell phone and computer communications on the planet. Many retired U.S. intelligence officers, such as Larry Johnson, have pointed to GCHQ as the source of the “wiretaps” on Trump. Perhaps it is not surprising then, that the head of GCHQ at the time of the election, Robert Hannigan, who was to serve another two years, recently broke protocol and unexpectedly resigned on January 23, 2017, just three days after Trump’s inauguration.

By providing this illegal surveillance of Trump’s campaign and transition efforts (and Presidency?) to Obama or his surrogates, likely via Saudi-agent and former head of the CIA John Brennan, the Brits have enabled Obama to act above the U.S. Constitution, and join the Royal Dictators in London in a combined, broadscale attempt to overthrow the legitimately elected new President of the United States.

THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The British oligarchy cannot bear the idea of a U.S. President rejecting geopolitics and financial empire, in favor of national development and "win-win" cooperation among the major powers, e.g., the United States, Russia, China, India, Japan, among others.

With upcoming meetings with Xi Jinping and, perhaps, with Russian President Putin, Trump has the potential to end the war-torn era of geo-politics, and begin a new era of cooperation for mutual gain. The critical goals of rebuilding America's infrastructure, of returning to the Moon permanently and going beyond, of advancing the energy potentials to nuclear fusion, cannot be reached otherwise. There is not the $5–8 trillion needed for a new, high-technology U.S. infrastructure system without other industrial leaders, such as China and Japan particularly, taking part.

On April 7, Presidents Trump and Xi will be meeting in Mar-a-Lago. The Belt and Road Initiative, as China now calls its global building initiative, is key to the new paradigm. It is useful that the Belt and Road Initiative's summit leader, Yang Jiechi, spent two days of meetings with Trump's team in Washington and New York last month, as well as in December during the transition. Secretary of State Tillerson will also be meeting with him, as well as with President Xi, over the weekend of March 18 in Beijing.

In an interview to People's Daily and China Daily on March 10 on the agenda and goals of the Belt and Road Initiative, published under the headline "Building the Belt and Road for Win-Win Development," Dr. Yang said the following:

"The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) will be the highest-level forum under the Initiative since its launching over three years ago, and an important diplomatic event China will host this year…

"The Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by China. Yet it's not going to be China's solo show. A better analogy would be that of a symphony performed by an orchestra composed of all participating countries. This Initiative is meant to be a major international public goods benefiting all countries. It is not an empty slogan, but rather a series of visible and concrete actions centering around the crucial link of connectivity and infrastructure development as a key part of economic cooperation, which is well-suited to the needs of countries and regions along the route…

"A number of important early harvests have been made. Economic corridor development is making steady progress. An interconnected infrastructure network is taking shape. Trade and investment has increased significantly. Key project cooperation is underway. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Silk Road Fund have provided firm support to financial cooperation…

"It is true that the global economy is yet to emerge from the profound impact of the international financial crisis. That being said, bilateral, multilateral, regional and global cooperation on infrastructure, connectivity and sustainable development is gaining momentum. In countries around the world, priority is given to the real economy, the manufacturing sector, industrialization and economic diversification…

“We hope the BRF will help drive away the clouds of the economic doldrums and channel more positivity to global economic growth…

"Leaders from about 20 countries have confirmed their participation, representing Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America at the Forum. This testifies to the great attention and support the Forum and the Belt and Road Initiative have received from the international community…

"The Belt and Road Initiative aims to promote common development and win-win cooperation. China does not intend to monopolize all the benefits or even take the lion's share, but will work with partner countries to make the pie bigger and divide it equitably. In this process, through strengthened cooperation among the parties, we will make contribution to the international community as well as promote reform and development at home."

The critical actions to make this work are up to us, the American people, and our new government. That means breaking Wall Street's power by forcing through a Glass-Steagall banking reorganization, which continues to be a Trump policy; pushing forward a Hamiltonian national credit institution to maximize the lending towards large-scale projects; and “rebuilding America” at the highest level of fusion power development and exploration of the solar system.

Lyndon LaRouche put forward these “four laws to save the United States” several years ago, precisely to achieve this goal of collaboration which represents his entire life's work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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THE HACK ATTACK: Pearl Harbor or Watergate? Control the Narrative, or the Truth?

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, chair of the German political party Civil Rights Movement Solidarity

Six weeks after President Trump took office, the neoliberal Establishment has still not reconciled itself with the results of the democratic election in the United States. The neoliberal, globalist mainstream media are in a head-over-heels, non-stop campaign, claiming that Russian hacking contributed to the Trump victory.

In reality, something entirely different is going on: First, Trump has promised and is determined to end the British imperial policy of endless war in the Middle East, and instead to put the U.S. relationship with Russia and China on a rational basis. Second, this whole anti-Trump campaign is occurring against a backdrop in which the trans-Atlantic financial system could implode at any minute, and in which Trump, according to his press spokesman Sean Spicer, is sticking to his intention to reinstate the Glass-Steagall system of bank separation, which is a red flag for the City of London and Wall Street.

On a daily basis, the Washington Post and New York Times repeat the “narrative” of the alleged Russia-gate. On Feb 14, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman brought out the big guns and compared the alleged Russian hacking of Democratic Party emails both to Pearl Harbor and to 9/11. He claims, therefore, that Russia has “attacked the core of our democracy.”

But what was the actual content revealed in the first round of Wikileaks’ publication of these emails? They exposed that the Democratic Party leadership had massively manipulated the electoral process in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders. Second, Wikileaks published the speech Hillary Clinton gave before Wall Street bankers, in which she made it clear that, as President, she would represent Wall Street’s interests. Robert Parry, the investigative journalist who won an unassailable reputation for his exposé of the Iran-Contra scandal, pointed out in a March 4 article “The Politics Behind ‘Russia-Gate’” that it hardly makes sense to call the leaks an attack against “the core of democracy” if they helped the American electorate (as is their right) to be informed of these essential facts about a presidential candidate.

Just as the witch-hunt against Trump and several of his cabinet members and advisers reached a new high point, Wikileaks began to publish a new round of intelligence that surpasses the revelations of Edward Snowden. These revelations concern the total world-wide surveillance which—in addition to the NSA—the CIA and the British intelligence service GCHQ carry out by tapping into smartphones, tablets, computers, smart-TVs, and other electronic devices. This involves an unparalleled breach of the law, which has not yet led to a storm of outrage only because, as the saying goes, the frog is being cooked slowly. (A frog, first placed in cold water, will not notice as the temperature is gradually raised to the boiling point.) The CIA is strictly prohibited from carrying out operations within the United States against Americans.

But the revelation that the CIA has the technical capacity to take control of people’s electronic devices and carry out hacking and other operations under a “false flag,” was also part of the new Wikileaks release. This raises the legitimate question as to whether the alleged Russian hacking attacks—if these were indeed hacks rather than leaks—might have been carried out from CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, or perhaps from the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt, which has been identified as the secondary base of operations for CIA activities in Europe, China, and the Middle East. The very fact that letters of the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian names appeared in several of the hacking operations raises the question of “false flag” operations, since the most savvy hackers would hardly be so stupid as to leave their calling card.

These latest Wikileaks releases have turned the tide in the United States. The alleged links of the Trump team to Russia are no longer the only focus, but attention is now turned to the question of who is responsible for the illegal passing of information about the conversations of Trump associates with, for example, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, conversations that occurred in the reasonable pursuit of their functions as senators or members of the transition team. It is illegal to leak such conversations, recorded as part of obtaining communications intelligence of a foreign government. The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Charles Grassley, which is probing these questions, is now investigating in two directions—not only the alleged contacts of the Trump team with Russian institutions but, most notably, where the illegal leaks are coming from within the intelligence agencies.

Meanwhile, some former members of the intelligence community are speaking up, such as William Binney, one of the developers of the global NSA surveillance system—thus one of the top experts in this area and today a whistleblower like Edward Snowden—who condemn the CIA’s methods as absolutely unconstitutional. They say that these practices involve a total corruption of the legal system, that the United States is already a police state, and dangerously close to being a totalitarian state.

It may transpire that the alleged Russian hacking of the Democratic Party emails to help elect Trump was by no means a “Pearl Harbor” event, but that, on the contrary, Trump’s friend of many years, Roger Stone, is right in his evaluation: Stone, who participated in many Republican election campaigns and administrations after serving as a member of the Nixon Administration, says, as an active witness of the scandals which ended Nixon’s political career, that this current affair far more serious than Watergate. He says it concerns the gravest breach of the law and public morality in the history of the United States.

As for one of the questions that has now become relevant, as to who arranged for a request to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for surveillance of Trump, Stone stressed that it is improbable that it could have happened without Obama’s consent. He pointed to the case of Richard Nixon, who did not know in advance about the break-in at the Watergate Hotel, but had to take responsibility for the crime. Today it is only a question of time as to when Obama, the former Secretary of Defense, and the heads of the CIA and FBI have to testify before a Grand Jury, and the whole issue could potentially become the greatest scandal in American history, Stone said. Very soon, the question will be: What did Obama know, and when did he know it?

U.S., Russia, China Must Cooperate

The neoliberals and neoconservatives on both sides of the Atlantic are acting like children who shut their eyes and think that it makes them invisible. The whole world is talking about the bankruptcy of the working model of this Establishment, which thinks only of its own advantage, at the expense of the general welfare.

Donald Trump—who surely isn’t perfect and must still demonstrate whether the trust placed in him was justified, and in whose administration there lurk all kinds of potential submarines—was elected because a section of the American public that the neoliberal Establishment had written off, had had absolutely enough of endless wars, wars that had cost $6 trillion over 15 years, ruined countless soldiers and their families psychologically, and left them penniless; they had had enough of “rescue packages” for Wall Street, of the drug epidemic, of a no-future life.

The arrogant and pig-headed commentators in Europe should learn from the way that the strategic change is perceived in other parts of the world. On March 7 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed anew that China’s objective is to stabilize the world situation through cooperation among the United States, Russia, and China, and thus promote worldwide economic, technological, and scientific development. The modern infrastructure projects that China has already initiated in 60 nations along the New Silk Road offer a platform for the most brilliant prospects for the whole world, if the most important nations participate. The New Silk Road initiative comes from China, he said, but it belongs to the whole world, and its success would benefit all nations.

It is admittedly difficult for people faced with the totally lock-step mainstream media—with their hysterical anti-Trump campaign, their demonization of Russian President Putin, and the ongoing negative reporting on China—to form a clear picture of what is happening in the world. But one thing should be clear to anyone who thinks it through: The world’s problems can only be solved if the United States, Russia, and China cooperate.

The West has a fantastic opportunity to bring its great cultural and scientific tradition into the shaping of the new paradigm of cooperation among all nations in win-win collaboration in the expansion of the New Silk Road. Don’t let the “narratives” of the mass media block the way.



Trump, Lincoln, and LaRouche’s Four Laws

by Robert Ingraham

The speech which President Donald Trump delivered to a joint session of Congress on February 28, contained the following remarks:

It’s been a long time since we had fair trade. The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, warned that the “abandonment of the protective policy by the American government… will produce want and ruin among our people.” Lincoln was right – and it’s time we heeded his advice and his words...
In nine years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding – 250 years since the day we declared our independence. It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world. But what will America look like as we reach our 250th year? What kind of country will we leave for our children?
On our 100th anniversary, in 1876, citizens from across our nation came to Philadelphia to celebrate America’s centennial. At that celebration, the country’s builders and artists and inventors showed off their wonderful creations. Alexander Graham Bell displayed his telephone for the first time. Remington unveiled the first typewriter. An early attempt was made at electric light. Thomas Edison showed an automatic telegraph and an electric pen. Imagine the wonders our country could know in America’s 250th year.

Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people. Cures to the illnesses that have always plagued us are not too much to hope. American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream. Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect. And streets where mothers are safe from fear, schools where children learn in peace, and jobs where Americans prosper and grow are not too much to ask.

When we have all of this, we will have made America greater than ever before – for all Americans. This is our vision. This is our mission. But we can only get there together. We are one people, with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same great American flag. And we all are made by the same God.

When we fulfill this vision, when we celebrate our 250 years of glorious freedom, we will look back on tonight as when this new chapter of American Greatness began. The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us. We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts, the bravery to express the hopes that stir our souls, and the confidence to turn those hopes and those dreams into action...

True love for our people requires us to find common ground, to advance the common good, and to cooperate on behalf of every American child who deserves a much brighter future...

From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears; inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past; and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts.

I. The Axiomatic Approach to Moving Forward

How is this vision—so eloquently enunciated by President Trump—to be actualized? What is the pathway we must take if we are to successfully return the United States of America to the “Temple of Hope and Beacon of Liberty” it must once again become, by its 250th birthday in 2026? The challenge is manifest; the battle-plan, for many, remains unclear.

In 2014, Lyndon LaRouche issued the three page document The Four New Laws to Save the U.S.A. Now! That document, whose Four Laws are grounded in the principles of Public Credit and National Banking, as promulgated by Alexander Hamilton, remains, starkly, as the only viable solution to the banking and economic crisis facing the United States and the world today. It defines the only possible strategy for fulfilling President Trump’s promise to create a “new chapter of American Greatness”—and in the process to lay the basis, in cooperation with friendly foreign nations, for the beginning of a new global economic and scientific Renaissance.

The paramount feature of those Four Laws is to be found in the concluding paragraphs of the document. It is here that LaRouche defines the basis for all economic policy. He says,

The knowable measure, in principle, of the difference between man and all among the lower forms of life, is found in what has been usefully regarded as the naturally upward evolution of the human species, in contrast to all other known categories of living species. The standard of measurement of these compared relationships, is that mankind is enabled to evolve upward, and that categorically, by those voluntarily noëtic powers of the human individual will.

Mankind’s progress, as measured rather simply as a species, is expressed typically in the rising power of the principle of human life, over the abilities of animal life generally, and relatively absolute superiority over the powers of non-living processes to achieve within mankind’s willful intervention to that intended effect. Progress exists so only under a continuing, progressive increase of the productive and related powers of the human species. That progress defines the absolute distinction of the human species from all others presently known to us. A government of people based on a policy of ‘zero-population growth and per capita standard of human life’ is a moral, and practical abomination.

It is in this section of the Four Laws that LaRouche defines a scientifically precise notion of human productivity. LaRouche’s words echo the intent of the Preamble of the United States Constitution as well as the sentiment expressed in Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It is in the noëtic creative distinction between members of the human species and all of the lower beasts that proper economic policy must be grounded.

Real economics, economics as LaRouche defines it “as the naturally upward evolution of the human species,” is not about money or profits, as those terms are usually understood. Rather, it is the purpose of a Hamiltonian system, anchored by the principles of Public Credit and National Banking, to establish a sound basis whereby an escalating increase in human and national productivity might be realized.

When the Gouverneur Morris-authored Preamble speaks of “We the People...,” or when Lincoln speaks of a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people...,” the profundity of that idea-content must not be obscured by maudlin romanticism. Rather, it represents an intention—to marshal the power of government to advance the opportunities, skills, talents and productivity of the citizens of the nation, to aid in the emergence of a national culture grounded in happiness.

II. Lincoln and Grant

If one examines the entire sweep of Abraham Lincoln’s policy initiatives— from the protectionist tariff policies to the Greenback national credit policy; from the Emancipation Proclamation to the Homestead Act; from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Land-Grant Colleges Act— all of these are aimed at accomplishing a powerful improvement in the physical economy of the nation, accompanied by an increase in productivity and opportunity for the all of the citizenry. Neither de jure slavery nor de facto economic servitude were to be tolerated. As LaRouche puts it, the outlook was grounded “in the rising power of the principle of human life, over the abilities of animal life generally.”

Lincoln launched an economic revolution, and he quickly found himself at war with entrenched monied interests, particularly with leading Wall Street banking houses and the financial institutions of the British Empire’s City of London. Their system was a money system; his was a physical economic system.

Beginning in 1861, and continuing over the next four years, the New York Associated Banks, and their leader James Gallatin, relentlessly endeavored to destroy the Lincoln Presidency, demanding that President Lincoln’s efforts to impose national sovereignty over economic and banking policy be killed. The outlook of those 19th century financiers is no different than what we hear today, emanating from Wall Street apologists who denounce Glass-Steagall legislation as “government interference” into private banking matters and deleterious to their designs to accumulate speculative financial profits. Lincoln, like Hamilton, comprehended the power and responsibility of government to regulate, and even promulgate, policy related to banking and finance, so as to secure a Credit Policy that achieves the greatest reward for the common good.

Such an approach is the only one that honors the Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution. In truth, only those policies—economic or otherwise—which stem from an intention to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” can be rightfully considered lawful, either in the strict sense of U.S. Constitutional Law, or from the vantage point of a natural law which recognizes the unique nature of the human species.

It is also within this intention to promote the General Welfare and to secure a positive future for the children of the United States of America, that President Trump’s praiseworthy vow to “stop the drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth” must be seen. This is a sacred promise to yet unborn generations, and many nations will be eager to work with the United States in such an effort.

1876: Philadelphia Centennial Exposition

President Trump’s extended reference to the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition is truly heartening. Implied, but unstated in his remarks, is the reality that the industrial and scientific wonders that were there displayed, were all made possible through the intention and effects of the Lincoln Economic Revolution. Also left unsaid in the President’s remarks was that the Exposition was organized under the Presidency of Ulysses Grant, who attended the opening ceremony and flipped the switch to turn on the Corliss Steam Engine, then the most powerful engine in the world.

Grant’s Presidency was characterized by an iron-clad commitment to secure equal rights for Black Americans. It was Grant who initiated military campaigns against the Ku Klux Klan; it was Grant who defended black voting rights with U.S. troops; and it was Grant who defended and supported the creation of educational institutions for freed slaves. This included his use of troops to defend the facilities of the Freedmen’s Bureau, an organization created by Abraham Lincoln; and his later support for the black universities which were being established.

This is the same Grant who, beginning in 1869, put an end to the wars of extermination against American Indians. For Grant, as with Lincoln, celebrating the triumphs of American science and inventiveness was not separate from the commitment to human equality and justice. For Lincoln, economic and financial policies were never allowed to serve the financial elites—every policy, every initiative must have as its intention to “secure the blessings of liberty” to every one of the nation’s citizens, as well to secure a better world—a better future—for the nation’s posterity.

Today, the policies of Glass-Steagall, national banking, public credit, and a science policy centered on fusion energy and space exploration will—as LaRouche defines in his Four Laws—fulfill exactly that mission, as defined in the Lincoln and Grant Presidencies from 1861 to 1877. A financial system which generates speculative mega-profits, while little is produced in terms of tangible physical wealth, leaving millions to languish in poverty, is not the legacy of our greatest President. A nation’s credit is a bounty; it should not be squandered on frivolous things, but put to work building for the future.

III. Partners

Abraham Lincoln stated, in a speech shortly before his 1861 inauguration, that the American Declaration of Independence “gave liberty not alone to the people of this country, but hope to all the world, for all future time.”

It should come as no surprise that both Lincoln and Grant approached foreign powers from the standpoint of winning friends based on the Principles embedded in that Declaration. From Lincoln’s friendly initiatives with Russia, Japan and Benito Juarez’s Mexico, to Grant’s world tour of 1877-1879, the United States offered a hand of friendship to every nation in the world, an offer which stemmed from a genuine desire to work with other nations in the great task of uplifting civilization through science, industry and the eradication of human impoverishment.

Today, in 2017, the tables have turned, and it is now the nations of China and Russia, together with their partners, who are offering a helping hand to the United States—to aid the United States in recovering from the 16 years of murderous geopolitics unleashed by George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to join with them in building a great world-wide economic and scientific Renaissance.

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) will be held in Beijing from May 14 to 15 of this year. Already, more than 65 countries, encompassing more than half of the human race, have joined this initiative. More than 20 heads of state, including President Xi Jinping of China, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines will be in attendance. This conference is a watershed event in the ongoing work of the Chinese One Belt-One Road policy, a policy which is redefining relations among nation states away from imperial geopolitical conflict toward cooperation and major economic development projects.

President Trump should attend the May Conference in Beijing. Were Lincoln and Grant alive today, they would not hesitate. The world today does not need more wars. Great economic projects and great scientific challenges —the type of challenges which pull nations together as partners and friends —is the required future.

Speaking to an audience in New York City on February 4, 2017, Helga Zepp-LaRouche declaimed,

And I think if we can convince the United States with the Trump administration to cooperate with China on the New Silk Road, I am safe on the prediction that Mr. Trump will not be only a great American President, but if he can mobilize his country to join hands with China right now, he will go into history as one of the towering giants of all of universal history.

The operative word in Mrs. LaRouche’s statement is “if.” It is a word pregnant with potential, but it is not yet realized. America’s 250th birthday is nine years away. As President Trump asked, “But what will America look like as we reach our 250th year? What kind of country will we leave for our children?” The answer is right in front of us. The still-living minds of Abraham Lincoln and Alexander Hamilton, together with the economic principles defined by Lyndon LaRouche in his Four Laws, offer the path that will get us to that promised great future.