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Things Will Work Out Just Fine

May 19, 2017
President Donald Trump and Ens. Erin Reynolds pose for a photo during the 136th Coast Guard Academy commencement exercise in New London, Conn., May 17, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Wednesday's appointment of Robert Mueller as a "special counsel" was a fraud, a farce and an outrage from the get-go. To begin with, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's order starts out by stating it as fact that Russia interfered in the U.S. elections—even though no evidence of that has ever been presented. And then, the man named as "special counsel," former FBI Director Robert Mueller, has a long record of proven corruption. He was a leader of the "Get-LaRouche Task Force" which framed-up Lyndon LaRouche on false charges in 1988, after years of efforts. Then he was named FBI Director days before the Sept, 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and spent the next twelve years as FBI Director covering up the evidence of the Saudi-British authorship of those attacks.

Could anyone worse have been found to lead this fishing expedition?—to be allowed to spend virtually unlimited time and money in investigating and prosecuting anyone he chooses, on whatever grounds he decides? From an FBI which regularly creates crimes in order to "solve" them?

Some of President Trump's words to the graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy yesterday, before the "special counsel" announcement, are even more appropriate now.

Amidst a lengthy discussion of the history and role of the Coast Guard, President Trump said, "Now, I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve, and that are not always warranted. But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine.

"Look at the way I've been treated lately — (laughter) — especially by the media. No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly. [Except Lyndon LaRouche—ed.] You can't let them get you down. You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. (Applause.) I guess that's why I — thank you. I guess that's why we won.

"Adversity makes you stronger. Don't give in. Don't back down. And never stop doing what you know is right. Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy. And the more righteous your right, the more opposition that you will face."

Later, after alluding to what he had accomplished at the start of his Presidency, he added, "And we are setting the stage right now for many, many more things to come. And the people understand what I'm doing, and that's the most important thing. I didn't get elected to serve the Washington media or special interests. I got elected to serve the forgotten men and women of our country, and that's what I'm doing. (Applause.) I will never stop fighting for you, and I will never stop fighting for the American people."

Now the outrageous appointment of a "special counsel" occurred in a very specific context. On one level, President Trump had frightened the enemy when he showed again that he is prepared to fight, when he rightly fired FBI Director Comey—another rotten apple. But this is not the important point. Remember Lyndon LaRouche's remarks when Donald Trump won the Presidential election. He said that this was not an American event, but a world one. The world had rejected Obama and everything he stood for, in effect.

In its world context, the appointment of the special counsel was only an impotent rearguard action against the onward march of the World Landbridge reflected in the Beijing Belt and Road Forum of May 14-15, and developments unfolding around the globe since then. It occurs at a time when we can consolidate a victory for Lyndon LaRouche's Four Laws, with the United States joining fully in the Belt and Road.

We're coming off a historic victory. We must be tough as nails with the population.

The special counsel appointment, the Russia hysteria, and the crazy talk of impeaching the President, are all nothing but evil lies. At bottom, even many of those who are spreading them (like Sen. Schumer, for one example), actually know that they are all evil lies. But they have convinced themselves that we live in a universe where evil lies will win out in the end—precisely because they are evil.

That may have been true before, but it's not true any longer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

SUPPORTING MATERIAL


China Investment Corporation Planning Expanded Investments in the U.S.; NY Offices Opening

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published May 17, Tu Guangshao, president of the China Investment Corp. (CIC) sovereign wealth fund, reported that "there is a potential for Chinese companies to make more investments in the U.S. and vice versa." One sign of that is that, tomorrow, CIC will open offices in New York City, replacing the one in Toronto, which until now, had been CIC's only overseas representative office.

Tu explained that CIC is particularly looking at U.S. projects in highways, rail, and high-tech manufacturing plants, emphasizing that CIC can become a stable source of long-term capital for U.S. infrastructure and manufacturing projects, as well as helping U.S. companies to expand their operations in China's market.

In January of this year, CIC chairman Ding Xuedong indicated that CIC wanted to change $50 billion of its holdings of U.S. Treasury debt into an investment in building of new infrastructure in the United States. Ding's estimate of the investment needed to build a new and modern economic infrastructure in America was a very large $8 trillion—far beyond President Trump's $1 trillion program—which, he said, would not be invested by the U.S. government and private investors alone. Schiller Institute chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche has enthusiastically supported such a proposal, noting that it would represent an exciting new level of Sino-U.S. collaboration to rebuild the U.S.'s decaying infrastructure.

In the Journal interview, Tu notes that, in the past, the U.S. investment environment has frustrated CIC direct investment, and pointed to the "overly strict scrutiny and opaque investment-review process" of U.S. authorities. Chinese officials have complained about the unfair review process by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), and Tu is urging U.S. authorities to improve the transparency of the process. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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