At the end of a meeting with associates on Saturday, Lyndon LaRouche stated: “This is the month of August; and within the month of August, we have to create an impact which will prevent thermonuclear war.”
There may be widespread denial in the U.S. population over the imminent danger of nuclear war, but the top leadership of Russia and China suffer no such affliction. For example, Russia’s ambassador to Mexico, Eduard Malayan, published an op-ed in the El Sol national chain of newspapers in which he gave a de facto warning about the Guns of August. When you look around you do not see summer’s relaxation, he wrote, and he urged readers to recall that surprises “often abound in August.” Similarly, the Chairman of the Russian Duma, Sergey Naryshkin, stated that “a Third World War would be mankind’s last,” and warned that wars often occur because too many people engage in “silent connivance” and toleration of fascist ideology. And the Chinese Army used a front page editorial in the People’s Liberation Army Daily of Aug. 1, which is also China’s Army Day, to warn that “the risks and challenges are extremely severe, and the possibility of chaos and war on our doorstep has increased.”
Russia and China clearly “know what time it is.” But most Americans remain in a dangerous state of denial, which we must break through, and that quickly, to mobilize sufficient political forces to prevent the British Empire’s drive for thermonuclear war.
As Lyndon LaRouche put it this way in his Aug. 1 dialogue with Manhattan, elaborating on his demand that Hillary Clinton spill the beans on Obama’s criminal role in Benghazi:
Russian Duma chairman Sergey Naryshkin gave a lengthy interview to Izvestiya, published on July 30, on the occasion of the Guns of August anniversary—the August 1, 1914 Russian entry into the First World War on the side of Serbia—in which he warned starkly that “a Third World War would be mankind’s last.”
In its coverage of the Naryshkin interview, RT elaborated that “the top Russian MP also blasted the attempts to revive neo-colonial policy in the modern world,” and said this was in part due to the “weak reaction to crimes against peace and humanity and due to toleration of fascist and racist ideologies.” RT quotes Naryshkin saying: “Many military conflicts started with the silent connivance to the ideas of one people’s superiority over others…The major Western countries prefer not to notice that, just as they try not to notice neo- Nazi trends and the glorification of HItler’s collaborators.”
According to RT, Naryshkin stated that “the deal suggested by the European Union to Ukraine—to bear obligations without having any rights—can only be described as a colonial status.” He completely ruled out the possibility of returning Crimea to Ukraine, and held out the possibility, as Russian officials have in the past, of “a merger between two regional unions—the Eurasian Economic Union and European Union… [since Russia] has always been and will always remain in the common family of European people.”
In an opinion column published on July 31 by the national newspaper chain El Sol de Mexico, Russia’s Ambassador to Mexico, Edward Malayan, counterposed BRICS-style cooperation among nations to the chaos and dangers otherwise overwhelming the world.
If you look at what is going on around us, you do not see summer’s relaxation and rest, Ambassador Malayan wrote. Noting that surprises, as we know, “often abound in August,” he reviewed the international panorama: The agreement reached between Greece and the European Union “left everyone with a sour taste and a sensation that nothing has been resolved”; armed confrontations in the Middle East threaten international stability; ISIS is getting stronger; and real national dialogue has not begun in Ukraine, and the Minsk accord is not being implemented.
Two great events, however, offer the world a healthy and stabilizing effect. The BRICS summit at Ufa, where its members agreed to strengthen their international role, “reflects an essential necessity of establishing solid cooperation among different cultures and civilizations as a basis to create a polycentric international system,” he wrote. This matches the demands of the 21st Century, “when the core of joint work must be equality of rights and the culture of consensus…[In the BRICS]…no one imposes anything on the others, any result being the result of a common denominator of the national interests of the countries which make up this group of five.”
The P5+1 agreement on Iran is another reflection of how constructive cooperation among nations can bring success, he wrote, noting in particular the importance of Russia-U.S. dialogue in reaching this agreement on behalf of world stability.
Malayan adds “one more point:” President Obama, in a speech in Prague on April 5, 2009, said that it would not be necessary to develop the anti-ballistic missile shield, should an Iran deal be reached. “We hope that Washington remembers this and makes corrections as regards its plans. Russia would be ready for the dialogue on this matter.”
China’s military warned on Aug. 1, which was Army Day, that “the situation surrounding our country is generally stable, but the risks and challenges are extremely severe, and the possibility of chaos and war on our doorstep has increased,” a front page editorial in the official Peoples Liberation Army Daily reported, according to a Reuters wire. The editorial explained that “the maritime security environment is more complicated, and the undercurrents in the East and South China Seas have been gushing up.”
Some among top U.S. military figures, such as Adm. Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, have been issuing bellicose accusations against China, and broadly suggesting that the U.S. could well sail its warships within 12 miles of the artificial islands China has constructed in the South China Sea. Congressional hardliners, led by the always unbalanced Sen. John McCain, are also gunning for a confrontation. McCain told Politico: “We continue to restrict our Navy from operating within a 12 nautical mile zone of China’s reclaimed islands, a dangerous mistake that grants de facto recognition of China’s man-made sovereignty claims.”