In the midst of the chaos unleashed in America by the British-directed effort to remove President Donald Trump from office, Trump is campaigning vigorously in the midterm elections on the strategic platform which propelled his election in 2016. Over the last days before voting, he has scheduled 11 events across the country, in which he is reiterating his desire to achieve peaceful, collaborative relationships with Russia and China, as a central feature of his presidency. As he did in 2016, when he crushed the presidential aspirations of a gaggle of war-mongering neocon Republicans and the pro-war candidacy of Hillary Clinton, with his pointed criticism of their provocative policies against Russia and China, and their support for regime change destabilizations, he is again asking voters, "What's wrong with wanting to be friends with Russia and China?"
He is backing this up with a series of post-election summits, beginning with a meeting with Putin in Paris on November 11, at a commemoration of the centenary of the end of World War I, and with a November 30 meeting with China's President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, at the G20 summit there. He has also stated his intent to meet again with North Korea's President Kim Jong-un before the end of the year, and has invited Putin to come to Washington in early 2019. While there has been a serious increase in tension in these relationships — largely due to false accusations related to "Russiagate" and similar charges against China, of interference in U.S. elections, and a series of False Flag operations conducted by British intelligence networks, resulting in nearly-unanimous votes for sanctions by the Congress — he continues to speak favorably of his personal relationships with Putin and Xi, and of the progress made in their previous summits.
In commenting in her weekly Schiller Institute webcast on the planned series of post-election diplomatic initiatives announced by Trump, Helga Zepp LaRouche emphasized that American voters must understand that the leading issue in the election, is that of war or peace. She spoke of the importance of the venue of the November 11 Trump-Putin summit. World War I, she said, "was four years of horrifying slaughter of people. Soldiers were in the trenches for four years, slaughtering each other without meaning, without sense. The result of it was, that the entire generation of Germans were so traumatized by the war, that they were completely uprooted; they were then the basis for the Nazis to recruit, and this is what led to World War II, naturally, together with the terrible conditions of the Versailles Treaty."
After identifying the British Empire and its manipulation of nations through geopolitics — which continues today — as the cause for war, she continued: "So we had two World Wars, which obviously, people who have any inkling of history must have a noble commitment that this should never, ever happen again. And I'm very sure that Trump and Putin will use that occasion to make that point emphatically, very strongly. And hopefully, they will introduce some other paradigms, because if we do not get out of this present geopolitical confrontation, humanity is absolutely at risk."
THE NEW PARADIGM
To achieve a lasting peace, Mrs. LaRouche has emphasized the urgency of putting an end to the era of British geopolitics, to replace this with a New Paradigm, based on a commitment to the common aims of mankind. The potential to do this has been set forth by the organizing of China's President Xi, with the extension of China's Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI) to a world landbridge, connecting all parts of the world economically and culturally, by land and sea. A series of recent conferences in China has brought together leaders from Eurasia, Africa, and South and Central America, at which projects for mutual benefit were launched.
It is this collaboration which has been the target of British-directed sabotage, just as the British sabotaged the potential for Eurasian cooperation at the end of the 19th century, when the Trans-Siberian Railroad and the Berlin-to-Baghdad railroad threatened the domination by the British Empire of world trade and finance. To defeat the City of London, Lyndon LaRouche outlined a strategy decades ago, in which he called for a Four Power agreement for cooperation among the U.S., Russia, China and India. Such an arrangement would not only have the capability to defeat the British drive for World War III, but could put an end to the City of London and Wall Street control over trade and finance.
The emergence of new financial institutions devoted to funding the major infrastructure projects of the BRI, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the BRICS bank, among others, have allowed such projects to proceed, outside the control of London-controlled institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, which routinely deny credit to these projects. While the European Union continues to foolishly claim it can counter the BRI, funding from the BRI-related financial institutions, backed by both state credit from China and its private banks, has unleashed a dramatic process of development across Asia and Africa, and is now consolidating projects in South and Central America.
The next step in this process, as outlined by Mr. LaRouche, would be for the Great Powers, which could include Japan and South Korea, to convene a New Bretton Woods conference, to establish a new global financial system, based on fixed exchange rates, credit for infrastructure and industrial development, and for science driver projects which expand mankind's command over the physical universe. This is an existential threat to the British system, with its dependence on control over central banks to fund the speculative cancer which has created a new, bigger debt bubble than that which exploded in 2008 which, if not stopped, will lead to depopulation of the planet.
The coup which was launched against Trump, from the day of his election, was intended to prevent the U.S. from joining this effort. Were Trump to use his upcoming meetings to move beyond war avoidance measures, to full economic cooperation in a New Bretton Woods arrangement, the era of empire and colonialism would be ended, and a New Paradigm, shaped by what Mrs. LaRouche calls the "Spirit of the New Silk Road," will guarantee a future of peaceful cooperation and development.
OUTFLANKING "OPERATION CHAOS"
Among the operations underway to undermine Trump's effort to defeat the coup against his administration, which depends on a Democratic victory in the midterm election to provide a majority in Congress for impeachment, has been the media coverage of a "migrant caravan", now moving through Mexico on the way to the U.S. The mainstream media line is that Trump is using the caravan to whip up racist anti-immigrant sentiments, in hopes that this will lead to a significant turnout of Hispanic Americans, to vote for Democrats on November 6.
What this yellow journalism leaves out is that, while most of those in the caravan are fleeing a desperate situation in their home countries of Honduras and Guatemala, they are being used by Trump opponents, including George Soros, as cannon fodder against Trump. Investigative reporter Sara Carter exposed that many of those marching are victims of grinding poverty in their countries, and a climate of violence created by narco-terrorist gangs. She reported that the "drug cartels own the routes in Mexico to the United States....For people to get to the U.S., they have to pay the drug cartels."
The terrible conditions in these countries are the result of decades of IMF austerity programs which, when combined with World Trade Organization (WTO) free trade agreements and pro-drug campaigns financed by George Soros, have prevented the development of livable economic conditions for the majority of people. Ironically, those attacking Trump for responding to the destabilization of these countries, which is the cause for mass migrations, ignore his efforts to overturn the free trade policies of the WTO and related institutions, and the pro-drug policies, which created the conditions where migration is the only viable option. During the 2016 campaign, he repeatedly criticized the so-called free trade policies, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and one of his first acts as President was to cancel U.S. involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Obama-Clinton free trade agreement designed to isolate China. He has since replaced NAFTA with a new agreement with Mexico and Canada, and has spoken with newly-elected Mexican President Lopez Obrador about joint projects to aid in development in Central America.
In the absence of a U.S. commitment to real development aid in Central America, nations in the region have turned to China, which is now providing funds and expertise for new, essential projects. The governments of Panama and the Dominican Republic have joined the BRI, and there are discussions of major projects for the entire region. This has not escaped the attention of London-backed forces surrounding Trump, and Vice President Pence and several State Department officials have warned nations in the region to reject China, accusing the Chinese of engaging in a new imperialism! This charge has been forcefully refuted by leaders in the region engaged in negotiations with China, just as African leaders have rejected criticisms of China coming from EU officials.
A proposal to outflank the British/Wall Street anti-China hysteria was made by LaRouche-backed Independent candidate for Congress in Texas' 9th Congressional District. Kesha Rogers proposed that NAFTA be replaced by the North American Belt-and Road Initiative (NABRI), in which the U.S. would join with China in developing the nations south of the U.S. This proposal, made as a contribution to the discussion of how to replace the failed WTO-dominated system, could open a flank for expanded U.S.-China relations, and be a step towards consolidating an anti-monetarist New Bretton Woods system, committed to developing a community of principle among sovereign nation states.
Mrs. LaRouche has described the emergence of this New Paradigm as an unstoppable dynamic, as it addresses the development needs of the underdeveloped nations, which have been victimized by the global control of the British Empire, and would replace the casino economy, which benefits a tiny percent of the world's most wealthy speculators, with a just system based on increasing the productive capability of the whole human race. It is unstoppable, she said, except by war, which is why the issue in the U.S. midterm election, and in its aftermath — regardless of the result on November 6 — is war or peace. Ending the attempted coup against Donald Trump, run by British forces in collaboration with Bush neocons and the Obama-Clinton Democrats, is the precondition for consolidating the New Paradigm, with its promise of a better future.