Putin’s Austrian Hosts: “Russia Is an Important Part of Europe”

During the official welcoming ceremony for Vladimir Putin held by Federal President of the Republic of Austria Alexander van der Bellen. Presentation of the Russian delegation. June 5, 2018, Vienna. (en.kremlin.ru)

During the official welcoming ceremony for Vladimir Putin held by Federal President of the Republic of Austria Alexander van der Bellen. Presentation of the Russian delegation. June 5, 2018, Vienna. (en.kremlin.ru)



There are reasons for optimism. Despite the terrible toll of destruction underway in Yemen, Gaza, Syria, and elsewhere in Asia and other points victimized by British geopolitically-stoked strife, developments are occurring, which give grounds for hope and action. Three events stand out.

In Europe yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was received for a state visit to Austria, where the theme of dialogue was struck, going against all the British dirty operations to date, aimed at demonizing Putin and his nation. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said in welcome, “Russia is definitely an important part of Europe.” Moreover, as of July 1, Austria will take up the rotating chairmanship of the European Union for six months. On sanctions, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, they won’t buck Brussels on the EU’s current policy of anti-Russian sanctions. But Austrian leaders have indicated they will move to downsize Brussels, i.e. get a large cohort of European Commission bureaucrats fired!

President Putin said on sanctions, that the measures are “harmful for everyone–those who initiated them, and those who are targetted by them.” Today Gazprom and Austria’s OMV signed an extension until 2040, of their original 50-year-old agreement for natural gas supplies from Russia to Austria. When media pestered Kurz on why Austria isn’t buying U.S. LNG, he pointed out that it’s three times more expensive.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche observed yesterday, that more of Europe is moving towards Russia, though sometimes for the wrong reasons–namely because they can’t deal with the United States. Meantime, the NATO confrontationists continue their provocations. This week, NATO’s Operation Saber has 18,000 troops in a military exercise in the Baltics to practice defense against alleged potential “Russian aggression.”

What people need to understand, to make the whole picture come into focus, is the British (dying) Empire factor in all this, especially behind the coup attempt against the American Presidency. Of significance for this, is the article which was posted yesterday on the site of the Russian state-connected Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) think tank. Titled, “No More Doubt: It’s the U.K., Not Russia, That Meddled in the U.S. Elections,” by Harley Schlanger, identified as Vice President of the Schiller Institute USA, and National Spokesman for Lyndon LaRouche. The RIAC’s Board of Trustees includes Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Andrei Fursenko, Aide to President Putin.

The Schlanger article states,”From the beginning, the LaRouche movement in the United States has reported that there was no Russian meddling or Trump collusion, but a joint effort by U.S. and British intelligence agencies to defeat Trump, or remove him once he was elected.”He concludes,”That Trump might bring the U.S. into a full collaboration with the emerging New Paradigm, led by China and Russia, generated the hysterical response to his election, and the fiction known as Russiagate. It is this which completes the picture, and makes clear why this regime change operation against Trump must be shut down.”

Putin made reference to the consequences of the induced turmoil in the U.S. in a lengthy interview June 4 with Austria’s ORF TV network. In response to a pushy question about what is taking so long for a Trump-Putin meeting, Putin said, “As for personal meetings, I think that the possibility of these meetings depends to a large extent on the internal political stiuation in the United States.” Putin reviewed specific areas in which there is work going on between the two nations, saying “I hope that some day this work in the interests of the United States and Russia, indeed in the interests of the whole world, will begin, including between us personally.”

Thirdly, developments are moving ahead for the Korean Peninsula. The White House said last night that on June 12 in Singapore, the first meeting will start at 9 a.m., between Chairman Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. U.S. and D.P.R.K. officials have had their fifth session on preparations, held this time in the DMZ. This morning, Trump tweeted, “Meeting in Singapore with North Korea will hopefully be the start of something big…we will soon see!”

These events-of-the-day show that there are solutions in the world, and also indicate that they come in relation to the dynamic underway between Russia and China, where, along with India, the area accounts for nearly 3 billions of the world’s people. If we further the collaboration, and defeat the coup operation in the United States, optimism will be rewarded. There is just vengeance. Helga Zepp-LaRouche noted again today, “The principle of the Erinyes, and Ibykus is at work.”




Putin Confirms the ‘Acute Political Struggle’ in the United States Is Delaying Meeting with Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a lengthy interview to Austria’s ORF news service yesterday, on the eve of his visit to Vienna today. Armin Wolf asked the questions, one of which was, “Why is it taking so long” for there to be a meeting between President Donald Trump and Putin? According to the Kremlin translation, the President replied:

“You should ask our colleagues in the United States. In my opinion, this is the result of the ongoing acute political struggle in the United States. Indeed, Donald Trump and I have, firstly, met more than once at various international venues and secondly, we regularly talk over the phone. Our foreign affairs departments and special services are working fairly well together in areas of mutual interest, above all in the fight against international terrorism. This work is ongoing.

“As for personal meetings, I think that the possibility of these meetings depends to a large extent on the internal political situation in the United States. The congressional election campaign is getting under way and then there will be the next presidential election, and the President of the United States is coming under attack over various matters. I think this is the main reason.

“In a recent telephone conversation, Donald said he was worried about the possibility of a new arms race. I fully agree with him. However, to prevent a possible arms race (we did not initiate such a course of events, we did not withdraw from the Anti-Missile Defense Treaty, we merely responded to the threats that arise for us from this, but I agree with the U.S. President) we should think about it, we should do something about it, give corresponding instructions to our Foreign Ministry and the U.S. State Department. The experts should start working in a concrete way. I hope that some day this work in the interests of the United States and Russia, indeed in the interests of the whole world will begin, including between us personally.”

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Don’t Sleep The Summer; History Could Change Completely

LaRouchePAC organizers in Northern NJ organizing for LaRouche's Four Laws. May 2018 (Photo Sylvia Rosas / LaRouchePAC)

LaRouchePAC volunteers in Northern NJ organizing for LaRouche’s Four Laws. May 2018 (Photo Sylvia Rosas / LaRouchePAC)



Three events by the Schiller Institute show that the new paradigm of economic progress and cooperation among nations which has emerged from Asia, and is starting to transform Africa, can reach into Europe, into war-afflicted Southwest Asia, and can engage President Donald Trump’s America.

On May 30 the Institute joined with China’s embassy in Sweden and the China-Sweden Business Council, to gather a large diplomatic and business audience and make clear why China’s Belt and Road Initiative has grabbed the attention of Eastern Europe and offers economic revival to Western Europe as well. On June 6, the Schiller Institute and Yemen General Investment Authority present a new report on how to rebuild Yemen with the Belt and Road Initiative, even as Saudi Arabia and its “coalition” are attacking and bombing Yemen’s sole lifeline port of Hodeida.

And on June 9 at the Schiller Institute conference in New York, its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche will be joined by speakers from UN consulates and American leaders pushing President Trump to have a summit with Russian President Putin — indispensable for peace in the Mideast and security worldwide.

That the President’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un next Tuesday may lead to thawing the world’s oldest, “insoluble” frozen conflict, is testimony to the new paradigm of national cooperation which has developed in Asia. China, Russia, Japan, India, of course South Korea, are all working for President Trump’s success, allowing him greater freedom to change his approach to a summit process toward denuclearization.

His success will be theirs as well, because of the infrastructural connectivity breakthoughs for all of Eurasia, which can follow peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Later, a Trump-Putin summit, now being worked on against the screaming opposition of British geopolitics and its followers, could bring the same process even into the war zone of Southwest Asia.

Helga LaRouche today described the prospects of the work toward “principles of a shared destiny of mankind” as hopeful. Western Europe, she added, will either replace its current principles (of austerity toward mankind), or explode. Even the halting signs of economic growth in America during Trump’s presidency, have been enough to cause financial circles to decry “decoupling” with a Europe falling back again toward zero growth or worse.

And they are halting, combined with cultural and post-industrial diseases causing American life expectancies to fall and great missions like space exploration to be lost.

We will campaign for Lyndon LaRouche’s “four new economic laws” method for economic revival. Glass-Steagall to break up Wall Street, and national banking to replace it with productive credit, have already been tentatively raised in Italy’s new government. In the United States they have to lead to “science drivers,” crash programs for fusion power and exploration of the Solar System, which bring explosions in productivity.

That is the new paradigm on which the Asian powers want the cooperation of the United States.




Schiller Institute Seminar in Sweden Cuts Through Disinformation on the Belt and Road Initiative

“The Significance of China’s Belt and Road Initiative for World Economic Development” was the theme of a seminar hosted in Stockholm on May 30 by the Schiller Institute, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, and China Eastern Airlines, with the support of the Embassy of China and the China Cultural Center and in cooperation with the China-Sweden Business Council.

Chinese Ambassador to Sweden, Mr. Gui Congyuo.

On the diplomatic level, the event was addressed by the Chinese Ambassador to Sweden, Mr. Gui Congyuo; the Ambassador of Pakistan, Mr. Ahmad Hussain Dayo; and the Chargé d’Affaires of South Africa in Sweden, Mr. Duncan Moopelo Sebefelo. It drew scores of highly motivated participants, including many diplomats, as well as representatives of Swedish industries and businesses, as well as Swedish government institutions. The diplomatic presence underscored that the New Silk Road or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is not just about China and Europe, but is international in scope.

Mr. Gui Congyuo opened the proceedings on the significance of the BRI for global economic development, emphasizing that it is not a geopolitical project, but unites nations around a common goal of eradicating poverty and creating prosperous societies all over the world. He was followed by Stephen Brawer of the Schiller Institute in Sweden who gave a presentation on “The Strategic Significance of the BRI: Overcoming Geopolitics,” which included a strong attack on “the modern form of the British Empire.” He contrasted the aim of connectivity and integrated development promoted by China to the traditional doctrine of geopolitics, as associated with Halford Mackinder’s “Heartland” theory. Both in his presentation and in the Q&A discussion, Brawer challenged the Swedish government to act as an independent nation and join the BRI, as Austria did. He also called on the Swedish authorities to reopen the Confucius Institutes, whose license was withdrawn a few years ago, and convene seminars similar to this one.

Ambassador Ahmad Hussain Dayo welcomed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which China is building in Pakistan from the Chinese border to the Indian Ocean port of Gwadar, which will bring immediate and long-term benefits to both his nation and also open up the landlocked neighboring countries in Central Asia, while providing a shortcut into China for the Maritime Silk Road. The South African Chargé d’´Affaires, as representative of a member country of the BRICS, presented a global perspective, and brought up the historical colonial past by referring to the Bandung Conference defining relations between Asia and Africa.

Hussein Askary opened the second panel with a speech on “The Potentially Transformative Impact of the Belt and Road on Sweden, Europe and Third Parties.” He presented the work of the Schiller Institute since the early 1990s in promoting the New Silk Road, and contrasted the paradigmatic shift in thinking in the West and China, by presenting LaRouche’s “Typical Collapse Function” (Triple Curve) historic forecast. Askary also presented the incredible achievements China has made at home and its willingness to share that with developing countries, focusing specifically on Africa.


Askary was followed by managers of various companies from China and Sweden. Tracy Suo, Deputy General Manager of Bank of China Stockholm Branch, presented the impact of the BRI policies on today’s economy. Two Swedish consultants presented ways and means to develop business, especially production and infrastructure, between China and Sweden. The head of China Eastern Airlines, who sponsored the seminar, presented his expanding airline network between Europe and China/Asia.

During the discussion period, Ulf Sandmark, a leader of the Swedish Schiller Institute, brought up the model of Swedish Chinese industrial cooperation experience from the Volvo Cars success story, calling for extending this model of Swedish-Chinese innovative industrial cooperation to the BRI projects in Africa.

This seminar came amidst a major mobilization in the media and think tanks against the BRI, describing China as a new hegemon in the world. An unprecedented number of seminars on the theme have been, and will be held around on June 4th, when a new state-backed think tank, the New Silk Road Observatory, will be established amid a lot of fanfare. The Schiller Institute Seminar is the only one with a positive and constructive tone. In answering questions, the Chinese Ambassador told the audience to ask the Schiller Institute if they had questions about the Belt and Road, because they have the best knowledge of it.

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New Alignment in Asia Is Shaping the Future: Will the Foolish Europeans Be Left Behind?


Developments of the last days demonstrate that the potential to bring the world into a new era of peaceful economic progress is emerging, centered around the diplomacy and physical economic advances associated with China’s New Silk Road (NSR) policy. The dynamic unleashed by the NSR, which Helga Zepp LaRouche has called the New Paradigm, has brought together the leading nations of Asia — China, India, Japan, South Korea — and Eurasian power Russia, into an alliance which is causing increasing panic among those still yearning for the days when the British Empire’s geopolitics dominated every aspect of international relations.

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Putin and Trump Diplomacy Opens Way to Putin-Trump Summit

On the sidelines of the 25th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. With President of the United States Donald Trump and Russian President Putin. Nov 11, 2017 (en.kremlin.ru)

On the sidelines of the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. With President of the United States Donald Trump and Russian President Putin. Nov 11, 2017 (en.kremlin.ru)



As Presidents Trump and Putin have publicly announced that a summit between the two leaders is finally in preparation, Russia’s President is carrying out a blitz of international and domestic diplomacy in tandem with Trump’s crucial initiative with North Korea. In fact, in an interview with China Media Group (CMG) yesterday, ahead of his visit to China for the SCO meeting this weekend, Putin described Trump’s decision to hold a summit with Kim Jong-un as a “courageous and mature decision.”

Putin has just completed an historic visit to Austria, a core nation in the EU, demonstrating to the world that the British-instigated campaign to sanction and demonize Russia is collapsing. In his interview with CMG, Putin said: “I believe that common sense will prevail and all the illegal restrictions, which are harmful for the development of the global economy, will be removed with time, while we will be able to improve our relations with all the partners, including the United States and other countries that impose sanctions dancing to the U.S. tune.” He added that, “sooner or later it will become evident” that the sanctions and the provocative military deployments on Russia’s borders “are harmful to everyone, including those who come up with such initiatives.”

The SCO meeting in Qingdao on June 9-10, which for the first time will include India and Pakistan as full members, will represent nearly half the world’s population. Following Prime Minister Modi’s “informal” meetings with both Xi Jinping and Putin over the past month, India is now cooperating fully with the spirit of the New Silk Road, although not officially joining the Belt and Road Initiative itself, due to sovereignty issues in Kashmir, through which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passes. But even here, Pakistan and India joined the SCO together, and the Belt and Road is the common economic thread for all the SCO countries.

Putin is also planning a summit with Kim Jong-un. Both Russia and China are fully backing the Trump-Kim Summit next Tuesday in Singapore, with the expectation that integration of North Korea into the Belt and Road will complete the original conception of the New Silk Road formulated by Lyndon and Helga LaRouche in the 1990s — a railroad development corridor from Pusan to Rotterdam. That concept has now been expanded to become a World Land-Bridge, as the Silk Road extends into Africa, Ibero-America, Europe, and, potentially, the United States.

There is no time to spare in ending the treasonous “Russiagate,” freeing President Trump to join with Russia and China in the new paradigm, rebuilding the United States through LaRouche’s Four Laws and joining in the Silk Road transformation of the developing sector nations. Today, LaRouchePAC organizers are hand delivering to every member of Congress the “Memo to President Trump: Time to End the Special Relationship; Declassify All British-Spawned Documents Concerning Your 2016 Campaign.” Exposing and prosecuting the criminals who are acting on behalf of the British Empire’s attempted coup against the United States is both urgent and entirely feasible.

A Schiller Institute conference in Manhattan on Saturday, titled “Dona Nobis Pacem — Give Us Peace, Through Economic Development,” will feature international speakers addressing the potential now within reach for a true global renaissance, keynoted by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, and followed Sunday with a concert featuring the Schiller Institute Chorus performing Beethoven’s beautiful Mass in C Major and several African-American spirituals.

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Fireside Chat with Dennis Speed, June 7, 2018

Tonight’s Fireside Chat with Dennis Speed at 9pm eastern kicks off LaRouchePAC’s Campaign to Secure the Future, Summer 2018.

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LaRouchePAC Monday Update – June 4, 2018


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EIR Keynotes China Conference on Sino-American Relations under Trump

EIR Washington Correspondent Bill Jones was invited to give one of the keynote speeches at a conference on May 18-20 at Hangzhou’s Zhejiang University. The conference consisted of about 40 Chinese scholars from mainland China, from Taiwan and from Hong Kong, who deal with various aspects of “Grand Strategy.” The foreign speakers, including Jones, who were on the keynote panel, also included a senior fellow from the Royal Institute of International Affairs and John Glaser, the director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. While the other two speakers gave lackluster but unobjectionable speeches describing the various “schools” of thought within the Western think-tanks on U.S. policy, Jones gave a historic overview of U.S. policy toward China since the first ship, financed by Robert Morris, was sent to China in 1784, outlining the various China policies under Lincoln, Grant, FDR and John F. Kennedy, who, in addition to announcing the peace policy with the Soviet Union in his American University speech, intended to establish relations with China during his second administration.

Jones then pointed to the more recent role of Lyndon LaRouche in developing a similar peace policy with President Ronald Reagan in his proposal for the SDI and the role of LaRouche and his wife, Helga, in developing the Eurasian Land-Bridge proposal, the seminal element in the BRI. Jones then briefly discussed the countervailing tendency of British infiltration into the U.S. institutions through Wall Street and “Rhodes scholarship-like” programs since the beginning of the 20th century, in their attempt to establish a “special relationship,” politically and and ideologically with Great Britain. He noted how Trump was attempting to break that relationship and establish a relationship of “major powers,” in the face of the British-led revolt of the Anglo-American faction in the U.S. against any change.

The reaction from the scholars to Jones’s speech was not immediate since the presentation was somewhat “off script” of the usual discussions on “grand strategy” and caught people by surprise. The skepticism about the Trump Administration policy toward China was quite strong. During the course of the next two days, Jones continued to intervene in much of the Q&A after the various speeches by the Chinese scholars, which were often characterized by a firm belief that the U.S. was solely motivated by a fight for “hegemony.” At one point, Jones criticized the folly of trying to weed out some “grand strategy” from the Trump Administration because of the tremendous infighting now going on, and called for more of a focus on that internal struggle, the outcome of which would determine U.S. policy. Interestingly enough, he was backed up by one woman, a scholar who had served in the PLA, who also indicated that talking about the U.S. “grand strategy” was really missing the point, because so much was in flux in the relationship, and perhaps caused more confusion than clarity.

Other scholars came up during the course of the next two days and asked where he had gotten the Roosevelt-Churchill exchange on “18th-century methods.” The Cato fellow also said that he had learned a lot from Jones’s presentation. When Jones went up to the RIIA representative, a Mandarin speaker working out of Hong Kong, and expressed his hope that he had not taken too hard Jones’s attacks against the British, he said, “Oh, no. We have done some terrible things in our time. And there are still people who hold fast to these ideas today.”

During the course of his time in Hangzhou, Jones also gave a short version of his presentation to some 200 students at the Zhejiang Police University, where he was staying for a time. It was also quite interesting to note how much some of this history, the Burlingame story, the Grant-Li Hongzhang relationship, is often better known in China than in the U.S. Mark Twain, who was close to Burlingame and to Grant, is also well-known for his positive attitude to China and the Chinese people.


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