Lyndon LaRouche has delivered a series of pointed warnings of the imminent danger of general war targeting the key Eurasian nations of Russia and China, as the result of a number of recent provocations. In discussions with colleagues over the past 72 hours, LaRouche delivered the assessment that the world “is on the edge of what could be World War III all at once.”
“…We are as close to thermonuclear war as the planet has ever been so far. Now, it could be worse; a worse kind of war could occur. Because in these matters, you cannot simply predict, yes or no, what is going to happen. But you can say, that if you push the button, the right button, you’re going to find yourself in the war, whether you intended get in it or not. And that’s where we are. ”
He was referring to a series of provocations, starting with the outcome of the Ukrainian national elections on Sunday, Oct. 26, where a combination of pro-NATO oligarch-dominated parties won a majority in the Rada. Within 48 hours, the Ukrainians withdrew their signature from the delineation agreement that was the core feature of the cease-fire and planned settlement of the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Overt neo-Nazi parties won over 15 percent of the vote in the Sunday elections, and Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has called for the United Nations to take up the threat posed by the revival of fascism in Ukraine.
In Eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian forces in control of two regions are holding elections on Sunday, Nov. 2, which the Russians have said they will back. The NATO countries, along with the Ukraine government in Kiev, are adamantly opposed to the referendum even taking place, adding to the crisis atmosphere.
On Oct. 28, the Polish government announced a major re-deployment of military forces from the west to the east of the country; over the next months and years that will put NATO- country Poland’s military forces on the border with Ukraine and Belarus.