On June 1-3, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) will convene, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was guest of honor two weeks ago at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing, and just yesterday held strategic talks in Paris with President Emmanuel Macron. A preview of the St. Petersburg gathering was given yesterday by TASS, titled, “The Future being Born Today: Integration and Infrastructure Projects in Eurasia.” It reports on the fact that major configurations of nations are now coming together—the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union,) the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization,) and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), plus three nations of the BRICS—to further large-scale projects, carried out with a “global outlook” for the good of all. Specific projects are highlighted, such as the Vostochny Cosmodrome, in which Japan is interested in participating; and the “Eastern Polygon”—the Far East connectivity program involving the TransSib (Trans-Siberian Railway,) the BAM (Baikal Amur Mainline), regional border crossings, and ocean ports.
The St. Petersburg gathering is now the optimistic “new norm” in Eurasia, led by China and Russia; and the picture is filling out for other parts of the world. Today, May 31st 2017, in Africa, is the grand launch of the Nairobi-Mombasa Railway, whose 480 km are seen as the first link in the future East Africa-long rail corridor. “Connecting Nations, Prospering People,” is the motto on the locomotives of the new Kenyan line.
Oblivious to this reality of global realignment for development—or worse, hating it—are the political forces in motion against its success, mostly deployed out of the depraved British empire crowd. There is a glaring disconnect between reality and the Atlanticists’ proposals. From Europe come continued attacks on President Trump, and on the American electorate for putting Trump in office, and on Trump’s opposition to green-genocide and NATO geopolitics. In Berlin on Monday, Chancellor Angela Merkel continued the vituperation against the U.S. she had expressed after last week’s G7 meeting. Speaking to a sustainable development conference, she said that she remains a “convinced Atlanticist,” and that the U.S. is not to be trusted; “we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands,” especially on climate policy. Today, she called for Europe to be “pro-active in international affairs.” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel bashed Trump’s “short-sighted” policies, which have “weakened” the West and EU interests.
This morning, Trump tweeted back against this, but the context goes way beyond tit for tat. At stake is the existence of the Presidency, the integrity of the U.S. as a nation, and whether it will align—and soon—with the new paradigm of the World Land-Bridge/New Silk Road. The danger and venality of the attacks on Trump are shown in a Spiegel Online article of May 20, “It’s Time To Get Rid of Donald Trump.” Presenting an hysterical rant against Trump (no morals, no goals, no strategy, no brain, etc.), the article reviews how to oust him, referring to the grisly “Game of Thrones.” It calls on the media to “continue to tell things as they are: Trump has to be removed from the White House. Quickly. He is a danger to the world.” Translated, this means that a partnership between the U.S., Russia, and China is recognized as a deadly threat to the British Empire.
The truth is, people can be induced to think, and overcome these dirty operations, however incessant and dangerous. We have a lot of special work to do. A big challenge is the New York City transportation breakdown and emergency. Barely six weeks from now, mass chaos is threatened, when, because of urgent repair work, some of the rail service between Manhattan and Long Island and New Jersey must be restricted. This occurs in the context in which the entire infrastructure base of the metropolitan region is decrepit. The LaRouche Manhattan Project is moving on an overview plan, contingencies, and most of all, a call to action nationally to join the world New Silk Road re-alignment.
Diane Sare, on the LaRouchePAC Policy Committee, has an article in the coming EIR (June 2), ending:
“New York City and the contiguous areas have a high density of capable people and potentially capable people, if there were a crash program to train them. These are the questions that the people of the United States need to urgently consider, not whether Jared Kushner had a meeting with the Russian Ambassador (which would probably have been a good idea, at any rate).
“LaRouche’s Four Laws provide the parameters for the needed crash program. Now we must assemble a committee of experts who can fill in the details, and by so doing, transform the way that New Yorkers think about the current catastrophe. Remember, in Chinese, the symbol for crisis and opportunity is the same.”