After a G7 Summit marked by escalated war confrontation against Russia, led by Barack Obama and Angela Merkel of Germany, it is time to act against both. The reward of such action can be both prevention of an early, general war, and the recovery of the collapsed economy of Europe.
Three leading senior figures of the German Social Democratic Party, former Chancellors Schmidt and Schroeder and present Foreign Minister Steinmeier, have repeatedly opposed Merkel’s policy of sanctioning and attempting to isolate Russia. All three are experienced and highly credible political leaders who understand where the interests of Germany’s economic develop lie. All three have come to the conclusion that Merkel’s policy, particularly with regard to Russia, is contrary to Germany’s interests. Merkel is acting, in effect, as an agent against Germany, agent of the war policy of Barack Obama.
If their party withdraws its support from Merkel’s government now, it can bring that government down and end that policy. These three leaders have not yet made that step explicit. It is urgent.
We are at the doorstep of a general collapse of the economies — and most certainly the banking systems — of Western and Central Europe. The cause is a City of London-dictated economic policy which, since the Soviet Union collapsed, has ruled out real development of southern or eastern Europe, or real economic cooperation with Russia and now the BRICS countries.
Germany, the only viable economy in Europe, cannot live under these conditions, particularly now that the Greek crisis has triggered extremely dangerous conditions in the credit markets of Europe. The sanctions policy of Obama and the British has made the damage far worse, as even Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest admitted today, when he spoke of Europeans going along with Russian sanctions “at the sacrifice of their own economies.”
The solution to this collapse is peaceful economic cooperation with Russia and the BRICS-allied nations, particularly China and India and the new international development banks for infrastructure which they have formed.
This system moves closer and closer to war, because of British puppet Obama. Leave Merkel in, and the threat of early, general thermonuclear war grows greater and greater. Leave her in, with her Finance Minister, and the economic collapse, with the Greek debt crisis, becomes total.
Pull her government down, and Obama’s war policy is isolated and weakened. He should be thrown out office for it.
If Germany, in cooperation with Russia and China, can revive the economies of Central and Eastern Europe — along China’s New Silk Roads of infrastructure development — then the threat of war, particularly from Ukraine, can be neutralized. And Obama can much more readily be dumped in the process.
Again challenging German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s agreement to ban Russia from the G7 Summit in Bavaria, 96-year-old former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt gave an interview to the June 7 Bild am Sonntag, headlined, “We Need Russia at the G7 Summit!” Schmidt is one of three influential statesmen of the Social Democratic side of Merkel’s government — former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and current Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are with him — to oppose Merkel on Russia.
Bild am Sonntag asked Schmidt, who founded the then-“G6” summits along with Valery Giscard d’Estaing of France, whether they still made sense to hold. Schmidt answered, “They are not as important as 40 years ago with this approach”; that after convincing Russia to participate in 1998, “We have unfortunately gambled that away. We mistake the facts, that Putin is not alone responsible for the current tensions between Russia and Western Europe.”
Asked if Russia was needed at the summit in his view, Schmidt replied, “Yes, and the Chinese and the Indians, too.” And he said that the results he expects out of the Elmau (Bavaria) Summit are “Not much, because important discussion partners are not there.”
The G7 Summit in Elmau, Bavaria — already being called the “Biergarten Summit” — was dominated by Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, the “G2,” who met separately before the gathering and pushed it into moves to confront and “isolate” Russia.
That Russia has not been isolated by Obama’s and Merkel’s threats is shown by its successive hosting of an entire series of events of the BRICS community of nations, the broad opposition to sanctions against Russia, and by the repeated statements of German statesmen of the Social Democratic Party, opposing Merkel’s policy.
Nonetheless, Obama continued to push toward a war confrontation, with Merkel’s support; and EIR Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche stated this afternoon, “Keep Merkel in — that may be all it takes for the early launching of a general thermonuclear war, thoughout the planet.”
After getting the European members of the G7 — Italy, France, and Great Britain — to agree to extend the NATO sanctions against Russia for one more year, both Obama and Merkel pushed for adding new sanctions. Merkel said, “We are ready, should the situation escalate, to strengthen sanctions if the situation makes that necessary.” Obama, in his post-Summit press conference, said that “We are united in readiness to impose additional sanctions on Russia. The preparations are at the technical level now, not yet at the political level; but we want to have the potential to escalate.”
Obama then lied outright: “The Russian economy is in deep recession. Does he [Russian President Putin] continue to wreck his countrys economy and continue Russia’s isolation in pursuit of a wrong-headed desire to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire?” The U.S. President made absurd statements about Greece (“The Greeks have to make tough choices and follow through on new reforms … so that Greece’s economy can revive and grow.”); and more outright lies on his failing war on ISIS: “Where we’ve trained Iraqi forces, they’ve operated effectively.”
Merkel, on the other hand, chose to emphasize a second project of herself and Obama as well: To eliminate the use of fossil fuels and carbon products completely “in the world” [!] by the year 2100. Although the world was definitely not present, nor in support, Merkel said that the G7 had agreed “on the goal of completely decarbonizing the world by the end of the century,” and that the G7 would present that position to the Paris Environment Summit in December. She thus announced her complete acceptance of the program of the anti-population ideologue Hans-Joachin Schellnhuber, head of the German Advisory Council on Global Change; and also showed the meaning of Obama’s recently solicited hour-long one-on-one meeting with the British Royal Family’s genocidal anti-population fanatic, David Attenborough.
Merkel’s government should be brought down before she wrecks German economic capacities completely or triggers war with Russia — and as a means to force London’s war-puppet Obama out of office.
The two paradigms facing mankind were clearly displayed yesterday, as the First Parliamentarian Forum of the BRICS nations met in Moscow, while the “failed states” of the G7 met in Bavaria. Chairing the two-day BRICS Parliamentarian meeting, which brings together over 100 parliamentarians ahead of the BRICS Summit in July, was Speaker of the Federation Council (upper house) Valentina Matviyenko, who wrote an article for TASS yesterday to greet the opening of the forum. While Obama told the press at the G7 clown show that Russia continues to be “isolated” from the international community, and that their economy is in recession due to Western sanctions, Matviyenko wrote: “Condemnation by BRICS countries of the policy of sanctions against Russia, our presidency of BRICS, the holding of the BRICS summit and parliamentary forum on our territory are a convincing demonstration of a failure of the plans to isolate Russia from the international community.”
The article, titled “BRICS: An Outline of a Fair World Order,” said that the BRICS emerged as
At the Forum, State Duma (lower house) Foreign Relations Committee chief Aleksey Peshkov told reporters:
“The combined GDP of the BRICS countries, according to the IMF, is $32.5 trillion; the G7’s is $34.7 trillion. Given that the BRICS members mostly show much higher growth rates than the G7, we can assume that in the next two or three years the aggregate GDP of the BRICS countries will exceed the G7’s.”
Also, RT published an article by Irish journalist Bryan MacDonald, who pointed out that the G7 now represents “a mere 32% of the global GDP pie, and is now “way past its sell-by date.” Reflecting the reality of the BRICS nations, he wrote that if the G7 were based on the economic strength of nations,
So much for Obama’s “international community.”