“This war, if continued, using mercenaries, can lead to nuclear general war. The major powers principally threatened today by this mercenary operation, are two of the world’s largest nations: China and India, [and]Russia. If these nations are pushed to the wall by a continuing escalation of a war which is modeled on the wars which the British ran against Russia, China, and so forth during the 19th Century and early 20th Century, this will lead to the point that Russia has to make the decision to accept disintegration of Russia as a nation, or to resort to the means it has, to exact terrible penalties on those who are attacking it, going closer and closer to the source, the forces behind the mercenaries...”
In a national television broadcast, Storm Over Asia, published in 1999, Lyndon LaRouche made a chilling and prescient forecast: that the mercenary wars that the British Empire and its allies were waging on the borders of Russia, China, India, and other countries, would “lead to nuclear general war.” Since that broadcast, this British geo-political strategy against the key nations of Eurasia has only escalated, and the world now finds itself on the brink of none other than World War III.
Any global war fought in the present thermonuclear age would have no winners, as LaRouchePAC documents in the feature film “Unsurvivable”. Such a war would lead to the near or total extinction of the human species on this planet. True patriots in the United States have understood this and have acted to prevent such a war at all costs.
However, presently, the United States is in the thrall of the historically British imperial policy, and under Obama finds itself playing the role of the aggressor in an escalating confrontation with Russia and China, both thermonuclear powers. Unless the Obama policy is immediately and radically reversed, there is no guarentee that humanity will escape a global war of extinction.
Lyndon LaRouche, who has long played a prominent role in global strategic policy since his personal involvement in shaping what became President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), is on the record since the initiation of NATO operations in Libya and the killing of Qadaffi, warning that the Middle East would prove to be the “New Balkans” and that the situation would cascade rapidly into a Third World War. Events in this region since then testify to the accuracy of LaRouche’s warnings at that time, with the proliferation of failed states through regime-change operations, establishing vast territories of ungovernability exploited as save-havens by terrorist organizations engaged in brutal sectarian religious war. Meanwhile, some of the United States’ closest allies in this region, most prominently Saudi Arabia, continue to be the leading sources of funding and logistical support for these terrorist networks.
At the same time, an aggressive encirclement policy is being carried out against both Russia and China, two leading nuclear powers: BMD systems have been deployed on Russia’s border, degrading their nuclear deterrence capability; the Asia Pivot strategy is bringing increased troop presence and naval power to bear in the regions surrounding China; and a series of so-called “colored revolutions” have been funded and coordinated by leading western powers to destabilize governments historically friendly with both of these nations. The most prominent case is in Ukraine, where western governments have openly supported known extremist neo-fascist parties in running a coup against a democratically elected government, installing a beligerently anti-Russian regime right on Russia’s border, and precipitating a rapid escalation of confrontation and military build-up stretching all the way to the Baltic States.
Both Russia and China have openly warned that they will not surrender to threats and intimidation, as exemplified in President Putin’s remarks to the Valdai International Discussion Club on October 24, 2014.
Map representing the encirclement of Russia and China through local conflicts, deployment of troop and naval forces, and BMD systems.
“The threat of general thermonuclear war is currently greater than it has ever been... We’re on the verge of a thermonuclear war, involving China, Russia, and a number of other nations in that whole region. Unless that high potential is suppressed, by some fortuitous good action, or at least moderate action, we are in the danger of a general, global thermonuclear war... The world would be generally destroyed and torn apart, if this thing is not brought under control. And you can’t just say, ‘well, maybe it won’t happen’ — that’s not a good enough answer. What assurance do you have, that it can be prevented, at this stage? That’s our problem.”
The same year that LaRouche issued his warning in the “Storm Over Asia” broadcast, the doctrine according to which the regime-change and colored revolution agenda has been carried out over the past decade-and-a-half was being spelled out by the then-Prime Minister of Tony Blair in a speech in Chicago before the Economic Club on April 22, 1999. What Blair elaborated as a “post-Westphalian” order became known as the Blair Doctrine, in which so-called “humanitarian intervention” or “right to protect” replaces of the principle of non-interference in the sovereign affairs of another nation-state as was established by the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. Blair stated:
“We are all internationalists now, whether we like it or not... We cannot turn our backs on conflicts and the violation of human rights within other countries if we want still to be secure. On the eve of a new Millennium we are now in a new world. We need new rules for international co-operation and new ways of organising our international institutions... We are witnessing the beginnings of a new doctrine of international community.”
Three years later, Blair would be instumental in launching the invasion of Iraq on the basis of falsified intelligence claiming the imminent danger of WMD. Meanwhile, Blair continued to push his post-Westphalian doctrine. In a speech on March 5, 2004, Blair was even more explicit:
“For me, before Sept. 11, I was already reaching for a different philosophy in international relations from a traditional one that has held sway since the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648; namely, that a country’s internal affairs are for it, and you don’t interfere unless it threatens you, or breaches a treaty, or triggers an obligation of alliance...That is the struggle which engages us. It is a new type of war.”
In professing this imperial doctrine, Tony Blair was destroying the very foundations of international law which have provided the basis for civilized relations between states for the past half millenium. This policy is in direct violation of Article 2 of the UN Charter which states:
“All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.”
President Franklin Roosevelt’s policy throughout the Second World War was to first defeat the immediate threat of fascism and to restore peace to the planet, but second, once the war had concluded, to build an alliance among nations, keystoned by Russia and the United States, to develop the territories of every continent as the United States had been developed under his New Deal, and finally rid the planet of all forms of imperialism, the British Empire included, as documented by his son in As He Saw It.
However, as soon as Roosevelt died, a different policy took over. Truman authorized the dropping of the atomic bombs, not as a military tactic to bring about the surrender of an already-defeated Japan, but in truth, to lay the groundwork for another, future, more horrible war — World War III, in which the principle enemy would be Russia. Winston Churchill delivered his infamous “Iron Curtain” speech, estalishing the so-called special relationship. The British Empire knew full well, that if Roosevelt’s vision had been adopted, an alliance between the United States and Russia would have meant the end of their empire. Prepared to stop at nothing to preserve their imperial system, the British were willing to even provoke a nuclear war between the world’s superpowers to prevent such an alliance for development from taking place.
Henry Wallace, the Vice President under Roosevelt preceeding Truman, understood full well the strategy which the British were playing:
Excerpts from Henry Wallace's diary:
OCTOBER 15, 1945
Apparently the purpose of Britain is to promote an unbreachable break between us and Russia... Britain’s game in international affairs has always been intrigue... Britain may have plenty of excuse for playing the game the way she does; it may fit into her geographical position, but we must not play her game.
OCTOBER 17, 1945
I am convinced that the British slant is to stir up the maximum of distrust between the United States and Russia... British policy clearly is to provoke the maximum distrust between the United States and Russia and thus prepare the groundwork for World War III.
OCTOBER 23, 1945
As I listened to the President giving his message to Congress on universal military training and heard him speak about preparing the United States to meet any aggressor nation, I couldn’t help thinking about the effect the message would have on Russia. It was almost like the prelude to the declaration of World War III.
On September 24, 2014, Helga Zepp-LaRouche issued a call for an emergency international conference to establish a New Inclusive World Security Architecture as an explicitly anti-imperial order of relations among nations for the preservation of peace through mutual development.
CONGRESSIONAL PRESS CONFERENCES
December 19, 2012 - Rep. Walter Jones is joined by Rep. Charles Rangel and Retired military officers Colonel W. Patrick Lang and LTC. Anthony Shaffer in an event moderated by Jeffrey Steinberg on the subject of Syria in December 2012 on Capitol Hill.
On September 21, 2012 Congressman Walter B. Jones (R-NC) held a press conference in Washington DC to discuss House Concurrent Resolution 107. Rep. Jones was joined by Bruce Fein, Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Reagan, author, "American Empire: Before the Fall", Lt. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (USA.Ret), former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell (2002-05) & Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer, author of "Operation Dark Heart".