How can it be that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s leadership in Japan have come to see both China and Russia as close partners for cooperation, while President Trump’s Defense Secretary and National Security Advisor declare Russia and China greater threats to the United States than international terrorism?
Japan is America’s closest ally in Asia, closest partner in placing pressure on North Korea to denuclearize, and is an immediate neighbor to both China and Russia and to the Korean Peninsula. Prime Minister Abe, like Trump, has met repeatedly with Russian President Putin over the same time period, and like Trump, has had the intention of developing cooperation.
But Abe has followed through, and is now following through with China’s Belt and Road Initiative as well; Trump has been prevented. As both Russia and China clearly see, he has been prevented by his McCarthyite opposition, emphatically including in the Republican Party and military.
The “Russiagate” coup attempt against Trump fronted by legal assassin Robert Mueller has been badly damaged by our own and other exposures, and can be defeated.
Now the strategic insanity surrounding the President — epitomized in the new draft National Defense Strategy unveiled by Defense Secretary Mattis — is a greater threat: to him, to the United States, and to the human species. Take to heart the warning of former Defense Secretary William Perry, that the false missile alert in Hawai’i was not a false alarm, but a wake-up call, about how close even accidental thermonuclear destruction is, in a crisis of confrontation of nuclear powers. Take to heart the warnings of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawai’i, that the Bush-Obama “regime-change wars” must be ended — as Trump intended to — or the threat of thermonuclear war will be on the doorstep.
Even if that destruction is avoided, the strategy of great-power confrontations recently pronounced by Vice President Pence, Secretary Mattis, crazed Napoleons of the GOP like Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, etc., takes away all chance of cooperation with China in the Belt and Road Initiative of great infrastructure projects, or with Russia in Southwest Asian peace.
New Cold War? Forget it. In the Cold War, the United States had numerous allies. In declaring war on China, Russia, and the “New Silk Road,” America has just one: Great Britain, the great user of American military power and great destroyer of American economic power from within.
The President should declare — as he may do — the new National Defense Strategy null and void, and take the Davos or the State of the Union occasion to declare to join the “New Silk Road.” What that will mean for America’s domestic policies, is what Lyndon LaRouche called “four new laws to save the nation,” which we are mobilizing to put at the center of the upcoming mid-term election contests.