A call by a group of sixty prominent Americans to reopen the investigations of four assassinations in the 1960s has a special resonance today, at a time of legitimately heightened skepticism about "official" pronouncements coming from government agencies, especially those tied to military and intelligence networks. The group, which calls itself a "Truth and Reconciliation Committee", has proposed setting up an oversight capability for the release of all documents related to the Kennedy assassination and presidency, as well as a public inquest into the other three assassinations in that tumultuous decade, of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Sen. Robert Kennedy. Members of the group include Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., a nephew of Dr. King; Rev. James A. Lawson, a close associate of King; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, two children of Robert Kennedy; Daniel Ellsberg, whose release of the "Pentagon Papers" exposed the lies behind the build-up of the Vietnam War; filmmaker Oliver Stone; and historians, journalists, and experts who have investigated the assassinations.
Potential for a New Era of U.S.-Mexico Relations Requires a Return to the Principles of LaRouche's "Operation Juarez"
The government shutdown in the U.S. continues, with no sign of compromise from President Donald Trump on his insistence that border security requires physical barriers, since law enforcement cannot police thousands of miles of border without them. The unfortunate reality is that uninhabited border areas not controlled by law enforcement, are controlled by criminal gangs. The President made this a major campaign issue in 2016, and again in the 2018 midterm elections, insisting that more physical barriers are necessary to insure border security, in order to protect the country from drug trafficking and other crime, as well as criminal gangs’ control of illegal immigration.
The decision announced by President Donald Trump on December 19 to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria provoked an outpouring of denunciations and vitriol against him which demonstrates, once again, how hysterical his opponents are about his intention to put an end to his immediate predecessors' commitment to a state of permanent imperial warfare. The clamor against him escalated the following day, when he announced the withdrawal of half of the 14,000 U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan. U.S. troops have been deployed in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001, when President George W. Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom, allegedly in response to the role of jihadists forces based there in coordinating the attacks on the U.S. on September 11.
With delighted squeals of approval from the mainstream media, and cheers from the anti-Trump neo-con/neo-lib imperial faction, special counsel Robert Mueller took a series of highly-publicized steps last week, intended to buttress the "Russiagate" case against President Donald Trump. He has done this before, as with his ludicrous indictment of twelve Russian GRU officials, the day before the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki last July, allegedly for "hacking" Democratic Party emails. His maneuver then did not deter the President from meeting with President Putin in Helsinki, though it set the stage for hysterical reactions from anti-Trumpers after the summit, who accused the President of "treason" for not publicly denouncing Putin for "meddling."
Harley just competed an excellent interview with the anti-Wall Street organization, "Crush The Street." Their coverage of the interview starts,
"A confluence of shocks to the stock market are converging as 2018 fights its way through its final month: technical chart levels being broken, the yield curve flattening and on the verge of inverting, the continuation of trade tensions… Investors are on the edge and seeking some sage guidance in these troubling times."
The Crash of September 2008 should never have happened. Just over a year before the decision was made by the neo-liberal monetarists running the Bush Treasury Department and the U.S. Federal Reserve to allow an over-leveraged, bankrupt Lehman Brothers to go under, setting in motion a chain reaction collapse which threatened to vaporize the entire western financial system, economist Lyndon LaRouche identified the danger as "systemic", and offered a solution.