In These Days of Fateful Decision

The great strategists, like the William Shakespeare about whom Lyndon LaRouche did seminal studies in January 2014, understood that the new breakthrough required for human survival required striking out on pathways where no man had ever gone before; indeed, pathways whose very existence had never been suspected before.  This was what Douglas MacArthur did in the Pacific in World War II: he conceived a totally new dimension of action, never before imagined, never before possible, which allowed his inferior forces to continually defeat superior forces.

This changed history for all time, but it was only one of several such breakthroughs made by MacArthur.  The same is true of Lyndon LaRouche.

In every case, the decisions they made were not just for a day or a year, but for all future time.  In this respect, all of them echoed Prometheus’ fateful decision, taken once and for all long before our recorded history, that he would shield mankind from the fate of extermination which Zeus had decreed for our species.  Like President John F. Kennedy’s decision announced to Congress on May 25, 1961, that

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”

We must take another such decision today; this is the fight which LaRouchePAC leader Kesha Rogers of Houston, Texas, is leading.

In his webcast of Monday, Feb. 8, with the LaRouchePAC Policy Committee, LaRouche compared the mental outlook of the United States today, with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, citing the intrusion of the British Empire from the very inception of the US: “It happened immediately with the beginning of the United States as a nation.  The destruction was massive: most of the Presidents of the United States were actually enemies of the United States; most of them were! And that’s why the problem keeps coming back.  And still does: This is the Roman Empire, the Roman Empire model.

“And what you’ve got, you’ve got the Eurasian model now, the resuscitation of China; what Putin has done on his part.  He was inspired on this thing.  Remember, as I’ve mentioned a number of times, his family, Putin’s family came from an area which was a concentration of death, because of the location of the battles there.  And Putin has managed to be a factor in bringing about a strengthening, of both China and Russia, to save Russia.  And what the implications are; and what I’ve seen from the areas I used to poke around in, you know, in India and so forth, areas which I was working in.

“And what we’re seeing is that this area, this Eurasian area contains within it, elements which are the basis of creating or recreating a new system for mankind.  And what the result will be, the characteristic built into this thing,  the characteristic is, the space program.

“What do we mean by the space program?  Well,  not the space program the way the idiot thinks about the space program, but the space program is a reflection that mankind is getting wise, with the new Moon operation, mankind is getting wise to the reality that mankind on Earth is not the power that rules Earth; but rather, there is a force beyond that, which controls the achievement of space, and what that means is that mankind is a creature, that lives in space.  And it’s in that area, that domain, and the activities and development in that domain, which is the future for mankind.

“The important thing here is, you have to just take a little, short trip and think about it.  What does this mean?  And the Moon thing, right now, the new Moon project, this is probably the key, to bringing this idea not only into what’s happening in China right now, but for the entire human species.  But we’re going for a change in the species characteristics, from what had been traditional and what is going to emerge, now, from the new change.

“And so therefore, the idea, if you want to do something good, look at that.  Don’t ask what somebody says, ‘well, I think that that is this; I think that that is that…’  That’s no good! The problem is that mankind has been a failure, but why has mankind been a failure?  Not because of mankind’s inherent nature.  But because of his corruption.”

In other discussions over recent days, LaRouche has pointed back to his controversial 2014 Shakespeare studies referenced above, making the point, among other points, that the almost-universally held conception of human history is a fraud. That history is actually composed by the sorts of bold, unprecedented discoveries we were discussing above.  These discoveries comprise the nature of man.  Look at the brilliant and radical invention of physical space-time in an arc from Kepler, to Leibniz, through Gauss, and then Planck and Einstein.

LaRouche’s Feb. 8 webcast contained several different, convergent trains of thought along these lines of urgent action. This was the conclusion of one of them:

“So the question of creativity means that the whole system, of the Solar System and beyond, is essentially dominated by these events, the same events which are the events which are characterized by the system, as a whole.  It’s there!  The question is, what do you want to do?  You want to create people who are creative.  You want to be able to create babies, which are themselves creative in an in original way.  And you see that: Einstein was, for example, a good example of this thing.  If you take what we know of his history, that human creativity is a unique matter, it is what really should dominate and control the history of mankind.”

 

https://larouchepac.com/sites/default/files/20160212-decision.pdf

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Lawsuits Spotlight Obama’s Protection of British Crown Jewel’s HSBC Drug Running and Criminality

Lawyers representing the families of U.S. citizens tortured and murdered by the Mexican drug cartels, yesterday filed a dynamite federal civil suit against HSBC bank in the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas. The suit charges that HSBC’s “material support” to the cartels through the laundering of their proceeds, makes it liable under the Anti-Terrorist Act for those tortures and murders.

The case is a de facto indictment of Obama and his Department of Justice, which knowingly refused to prosecute HSBC—the modern form of the British Hong Shang Bank Corporation founded to run the opium trade against India and China two centuries ago—and thereby are complicit with the cartels.

The suit filed, demands a jury trial, where evidence can be brought before the public. It argues:

“This is an action brought by American victims of horrific acts of international terrorism committed by some of the most powerful and ruthless of Mexico’s drug cartels… For the decade leading up the attacks at issue, and with full knowledge of the drug cartels’ terroristic activities the HSBC Defendants … knowingly provided continuous and systematic material support to the cartels and their acts of terrorism by laundering billions of dollars for them… Over the course of the 21st century, the Mexican drug cartels…have risen as the greatest single threat to Mexican national security and one of the greatest threats to the United States… The ability to conceal the source of their illicit proceeds and gain access to the international financial system is vital to the existence of the drug cartels and their ability to execute widespread acts of terrorism. Money laundering is the lifeblood of the Mexican drug cartels.”

The suit cites evidence revealed in the devastating report produced by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 2012, which documented HSBC’s money laundering for drug cartels and terrorists around the globe. The Obama administration refused to take action, instead negotiating a “Deferred Prosecution Agreement” (DPA) with HSBC in 2012, under which HSBC paid a small fine and promised to “be good” for five years, and the Feds would monitor it to verify.

The Monitor report produced last year under the terms of that DFA, some 1,000 pages long, found that HSBC has continued violating U.S. money-laundering statutes right and left. This past January, in response to a suit brought by a Philadelphia mortgage holder whom HSBC had robbed in its usual way, U.S. Federal Court Judge John Gleeson in Brooklyn, NY, ruled that the monitor report should be partially released to the public.

HSBC and Obama’s Justice Department have appealed the ruling, on the grounds that confidentiality is key for such deferred prosecution agreements.

Hubert Dean Moore, Jr., the mortgage holder fighting for the report’s release, told the New York Post, as published in yesterday’s edition, that the Department of Justice is “siding with a criminal organization under wraps, under seal, under the veil of secrecy…. Who benefits from this DPA? The people don’t benefit. It’s the bank and the DOJ.”

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New Paradigm Show featuring Live Q&A with Kesha Rogers

 

Tune in live this Wednesday at 5 pm EST for a special New Paradigm Show featuring Kesha Rogers. Kesha Rogers, the two-time democratic nominee for U.S. Congress (TX-22), who led the fight against Obama’s criminal shutdown of NASA and, for a dramatic expansion of the space program, will discuss the necessity of the space program for the future of mankind. Today, while NASA suffocates under the Obama administration, China has emerged as a world leader in space with their Chang’E lunar exploration program. Join us for a live discussion with Kesha, Wednesday, February 10th, 5 pm Eastern. If you’d like to participate send your thoughts or questions to LPAC.Basement@gmail.com or ask questions live using the YouTube live chat function.

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“Houston, We Do Have a Problem: It’s Obama”

As President, Barack Obama has driven the United States toward war with Russia and China, and has robbed its scientific identity by scrapping entirely the American mission of space exploration.

LaRouche Democrat leader Kesha Rogers of Texas today declared a new national mobilization to reverse Obama’s destruction of the American space program. In 2010 and 2012, Rogers won successive Congressional Democratic nominating primaries in Texas around the banner, “Save NASA, Impeach Obama.”

In an Internet broadcast today, Rogers said: “Obama’s intention going back to that dismantling of the space program in 2010, is … a complete ripping apart, of what was a visionary perspective of leadership, under President John F. Kennedy, that had been taken down under the Obama administration — which was the intention to put forth a policy of zero growth.

“Yesterday, I attended an event called “The State of NASA.” Many people saw this event, it was aired live with the NASA director Charlie Bolden as well as others.

“And what was just astonishing to me, was the fact that the President cuts the entire budget, continuing to cut the budget to the Orion mission, the manned flight mission, continuing to dismantle the Moon mission — matter of fact, there’s no Moon mission any longer; and at the same time cutting all fusion programs….

“The director of the space program lays out that `We are closer than ever to getting to the Red Planet.’ I find this a paradox, from the standpoint that we’ve cut all missions to go back to and industrialize and actually develop the Moon.

“You have to go back and look at the history in terms of, visionary leadership started with those people who had a conception of the human mind that reached out far into the destiny of our Solar System. And it wasn’t just a profit mechanism, or it wasn’t just about budgets, and cutting budgets, or trying to go to space “on the cheap.”

Rogers turned to “a real example of visionary leadership: the great spirit and mind of Krafft Ehricke, a pioneer in space flight, rocketry, engineering, who worked alongside and was a student developing the ideas of [werner] von Braun, and what really made our space program and the vision that took us to the Moon, with Apollo 11, through the Saturn V rocket.

“But he expressed something, again, which was a higher order of magnitude in terms of the philosophy and mindset in what, he understood, was the basis of the space program, which was, again, the defense of the human mind, and the creativity of the human mind. In Krafft Ehricke’s Anthropology of Astronautics, he outlines his three fundamental laws:

“‘1. Nobody and nothing under the natural laws of this universe [can] impose any limitations on man, except man himself.

“‘2. Not only the Earth, but the entire Solar System, and as much of the universe as he can reach under the laws of nature, are man’s rightful field of activity.

“‘3. By expanding throughout the universe, man fulfills his destiny as an element of life, endowed with the power of reason and the wisdom of the moral law within himself.’

“Krafft Ehricke himself warned that a society that turned against true progress and adopted a trajectory toward zero growth, limits to growth, [would be] a society that would cease to recognize its true human potential.

“Ehricke wrote: “The conception of space travel carries with it enormous impact, because it challenges man to practically all fronts of his physical and spiritual existence. The idea of travelling to other celestial bodies reflects to the highest degree, the independence and agility of the human mind. It lends ultimate dignity to man’s technical and scientific endeavors. Above all, it touches on the philosophy of every existence. As a result, the concept of space travel disregards national borders, refuses to recognize differences of historical or ethnological origin, and penetrates the fiber of one’s sociological or political creed as fast as that of the next.”

“And given the circumstances that we find society in right now, the continued escalation of conflict and tension among nations, what we’re seeing in terms of the continued drive of warfare or the escalation against Russia, against China; it is an attack on this very conception, of the human mind.”

Kesha Rogers has put her finger on the crime of Obama as President: The robbery of the mission of the United States, and therefore of the mental powers of its citizens. Her campaign aims to restore it.

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Obama Destroys U.S. Future in Space

Barack Obama’s budget request for NASA in Fiscal Year 2017 marks the first time that NASA has ever been cut to below 0.5% of the Federal budget — its share was near 5% during the years of JFK’s Apollo Program.

In requesting $19 billion for NASA, Obama cut the Congressional authorization for the space agency by $300 million. But he called for much deeper cuts in “deep space” and “planetary” exploration, the area of NASA’s work in which national missions for the future could emerge. These cuts, combined, were in the range of $1 billion, according to a review in USA Today.

In 2006, NASA, despite years of declining resources in real terms, still was making plans for a Moon base, with a future of scientific observation of the universe and preparations to exploit the Moon, including as a potential forward base for travel to Mars. In some versions of NASA’s planning, the Moon base was to be on the far side.

Obama scrapped that in 2009-10 by killing the Constellation Program, thus making the Moon inaccessible for the indefinite future, and formally renouncing it as a goal.

Now China and Russia are the nations planning for robotic and human landings on the Moon — perhaps in collaboration — led by China’s just-announced intention to start a base on the far side of the Moon by 2018-20.

Obama, when killing Constellation, claimed that the United States could, at some future time, go straight to Mars with a new Space Launch System (SLS) and “Orion” program. Now, in the FY2017 budget, he is killing them, in effect; he would have done so already if Congress hadn’t insisted on investing about $10 billion in SLS/Orion since FY2011.

For SLS, for example, Congressional funding in FY2016 was about $2 billion; Obama calls for $1.3 billion in FY2017.

What Obama wants to increase, in NASA’s budget, is “Earth sciences” — climate-change detection, in his diseased green mind, in the service of driving human science and technology back to the past. As EIR Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche described it, “By canceling the space program, you [obama] actually turn back history.”

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) immediately denounced Obama’s budget in a statement to Ars Technica, as an “imbalanced proposal [that] continues to tie our astronauts’ feet to the ground and makes a Mars mission all but impossible.”

But the real fight will come, not from austerity-addled Republicans, but from activists with leaders like Texas LaRouche Democrat Kesha Rogers, who won two Congressional primary contests with the plan: “Save NASA; Impeach Obama.”

The Story of the German Space Pioneers

From our Documentary Archives: The Story of the German Space Pioneers is a seldom told tale of the rich history of the first founding of mankind’s successes in Space. From the early science-fiction writers to the theoretical geniuses in Germany, the human race has always reached for the stars. From the wartime rocket developments in Germany, to the culmination in the United States of the first extra-terrestrial landings, man’s immortal quest to live in the stars is a momentous story of human ingenuity and achievement.

https://larouchepac.com/sites/default/files/20160211-houston-we-have-a-problem.pdf

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Daily Telegraph Columnist Argues Against Bailouts, Says ‘Let Some Failed Banks Go Under’

It seems that everyone is getting ready for the next bank collapse. Daily Telegraph columnist Matthew Lynn writes that in the next crisis, some big banks should be allowed to fail. While writing that a new round of bailouts is unacceptable, he makes no mention of the new bail-in law.

Warning that a collapse in bank share prices is likely to continue, he goes on,

t might be a sign that one or more financial institutions are about to run into big trouble, hit by a toxic combination of near-zero interest rates wiping out their profits and huge potential losses from the collapse in commodity prices…. “If so, we need to be prepared for that, and let one or more banks go bust. Another round of bail-outs is unacceptable. The public finances won’t stand the strain, the public would be outraged, and the moral hazard would be too great. If we do see some banks collapse, we should be ready and willing to let them go under.”

This could happen very soon, and he points to the commodity and energy derivatives as the catalyst, writing,

“Hedging contracts on commodity prices are scattered throughout the financial system, and enormous losses may start to crystallize in the next few months.”

He reiterates in his conclusion,

“This time around, if there are severe losses out there, at least a few major banks should be allowed to fail. Otherwise we will never get off a treadmill of never-ending bail-outs.”
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Without a Space Program, There is No Mankind

Of all the crimes of President Barack Obama, from bailing out a bankrupt Wall Street to conducting permanent warfare, driving the world towards World War III, the most vile crime of all was the destruction of the once vibrant US space program. The space program, especially since the presidency of John Kennedy, was not only the science driver for the economy of the entire world, but also the vision for mankind as a whole, which provoked true creativity in every child, and placed men and women’s minds in the future, where creativity lies. The destruction of the space program not only stopped human progress, it drove mankind backwards. It turned back history.

The call to restore the space program, and future, to humanity will be featured on the LaRouchePAC Feb. 12 Friday Webcast. Lyndon LaRouche spoke of it today, as the action required for the “rebirth of the mind of mankind.” On the Feb. 10, LPAC TV New Paradigm science program, a special guest will be Kesha Rogers, leading the drive for the space program. With this perspective, she attended today’s NASA “open house” at the Johnson Space Flight Center in Texas.

One necessity to clear the way, is to face the fact that Wall Street is bankrupt. End the bail-outs, bail-ins, crimes, fraud and murder.

Look at the saga of Deutsche Bank—the biggest derivatives holder in the world. On Monday, its stock fell over 10 percent from the previous Friday, for a fall of over 40 percent this year so far. Amidst Monday’s plunge, the bank issued a statement of reassurance that it has the means to meet its coming obligations. Then Tuesday, its stock fell more. Deutsche Bank Co-CEO John Cryan then issued a statement, that the bank is “rock solid.” Next, none other than German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, in Paris for a finance ministers confab, told the media that, he has no worries over Deutsche Bank.

In fact, the travails of Deutsche Bank, and the increasing financial chaos, show that the system itself is dead, and at the putrefaction stage.

In U.S. Congress, the means exist, in the form of the bills to reinstate Glass Steagall, to start cleaning up the mess and make way for sound economic activity to power the future, but action is stalled. Ironically, there are even “reality exhibits” scheduled on Capitol Hill this week: several Senators are holding a screening of the movie, “The Big Short”—on the criminality of Wall Street, on Feb. 10; and on Feb. 11, a briefing will be given in the Senate on the fact that U.S. farm income is down 50 percent. Will those who have eyes, see?

If we are willing to face reality, Lyndon LaRouche stressed today,

“The idea that you have to do something to help save the banks is crap!”

The “reality imperative” also urgently applies to seeing and acting against the immediate threat of nuclear war. Right now, NATO defense ministers are gathering in Brussels, on the track of pushing for more confrontation with Russia, threatening all out thermonuclear Armageddon. The British/White House geopolitical drive is in full force.

In Russia, at dawn on Feb. 8, a surprise exercise of military forces was announced in the Southern Military District, which extends into the Black and Caspian Seas. Involving also command and control elements of the Central Military District, the sweeping activation has mobility tests spanning 3,000 kilometers, by rail, naval and air transport. The snap mobilization involves 8,500 troops, 900 pieces of military hardware, 50 warships and up to 200 aircraft.

Kesha Rogers will be the special guest on our weekly New Paradigm Show. Tune in live at 5 pm EST and ask a question!

https://larouchepac.com/sites/default/files/20160210-space-program.pdf

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Gen. Barry McCaffrey Warns of Dangerous Consequences of Obama’s Deal with the FARC Cartel

Gen. Barry McCaffrey (ret.), who headed the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in the cabinet of President Bill Clinton, said on Feb. 3 that he was very concerned about the agreement that Barack Obama has personally orchestrated with Colombia’s FARC drug cartel, in collaboration with Colombian President and British asset, Juan Manuel Santos.

As reported by PRNewswire, McCaffrey pointed out that the 15th anniversary celebration Feb. 4 at the White House of “Plan Colombia,” demonstrated its success. Plan Colombia was the program that McCaffrey personally formulated, and on which he coordinated closely with Colombian military and civilian leaders to wipe out the FARC narcoterrorists and restore stability to that country. “Cooperation with the government of Colombia led to massive cocaine transit reduction to the U.S., reduced crime, and improved Colombian stability,” McCaffrey underscored.

But, as for the pending agreement with the FARC, tentatively scheduled to be signed in March, General McCaffrey said he fears it would allow the FARC “to maintain or increase cocaine and heroin production, ease transit restrictions and enforcement, keep enormous profits for the FARC, worsen the heroin crisis in our country, threaten the security of Colombia and increase U.S. drug abuse.” Note that most of the heroin entering the U.S. today comes from either Mexico or Colombia—not from Afghanistan.

McCaffrey’s fears are justified. British tool Obama, whose drug-legalization policies have been instrumental in destroying the population—especially youth—of the United States, has personally overseen negotiations with the FARC. He sent his special envoy, former State Department official and now private equity executive Bernard Aronson, to participate in negotiations with the FARC leaders in Havana. According to the New York Times Feb. 5, Aronson was crucial in moving negotiations forward when “they appeared in danger of stalling.”

Who is Aronson? Former Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs under George H.W. Bush, he was involved in the 1989 invasion of Panama, and was a strong supporter of the drug-trafficking Contras in Nicaragua, whom he called “freedom fighters” against Soviet expansion.

The FARC has committed unspeakable atrocities in Colombia. So what? In discussing his involvement in the Havana peace talks, Aronson told the New York Times his strategy was to “simply treat the FARC negotiators with respect, cracking the stereotype of the arrogant imperialist.”

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