Saudi Arabia Is the Source of Terrorism! Trump Must Drop It, and Stay with the New Paradigm

President Donald Trump and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia attend the meeting of the Leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Countries, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. (Official WH Photo)

 

Even while President Donald Trump was engaged in unmentionable ceremonies with the Saudi golden calf-worshipers Sunday, the new paradigm of China’s Belt and Road Initiative was being prominently reported in the Gulf States’ newspapers. And Iran — a crucial nation in development of the new Eurasian Land-Bridges — was responding amicably to Trump’s extreme provocations, by simply offering to wait and assuming he would come to a more sensible policy!

Saudi Arabia is the place that educated virtually all the principal Islamist extremists and terrorists in the world. It is not going to help a U.S. President rebuild the city against which it launched destruction 15 years ago — no more than it will rebuild Yemen which it has leveled and tormented now. For that matter, Saudi Arabia has been cancelling its own power and other infrastructure projects since the oil price went down — the exact opposite of China’s “win-win” Belt and Road great projects.

Even more important than the news of the extraordinary success of the Belt and Road summit in Beijing hitting the press in the Gulf while the President was there, was the content of that news. It focused on the 30-year “World Land-Bridge” campaign of Lyndon and Helga LaRouche, which was the seed of today’s successful “New Silk Road” initiative of China. The extraordinary account by Dr. Ahmed Al-Kedidi appeared in the Qatari and Omani state newspapers and various other private papers and websites in the Gulf over the weekend.

Lyndon LaRouche noted today that this echoes the increasingly important role Helga Zepp-LaRouche — who spoke at events during the Beijing Summit — is playing in the development of the “Belt and Road” into the World Land-Bridge. This, while the Pacific region is becoming economically more predominant and growing faster.

President Trump urgently needs to be refocused on rebuilding and recovery in the United States — especially in his own home city of New York, whose metropolitan area is turning into a dangerous infrastructural disaster zone. The simplest intra-metropolitan trips have become dangerous and uncertain to millions. Actions are needed there immediately, and continuing, LaRouche said; a committee of experts should form up to demand it.

When Trump did focus on such rebuilding, President Xi of China and Prime Minister Abe of Japan came to meet him with definite plans for investments in new transportation infrastructure, of which they are the world champion builders now. That is the new paradigm, from great projects, to space exploration and fusion research — all in cooperation among nations.

And for security and the fight against terrorism as well, the relationship with Russia is still the strategic one for the Trump Administration, as well as Russia’s own relationship with Iran.

The American people are not going to forget who sponsored the 9/11 attackers, not after they fought Bush and Obama to get that “secret” information disclosed. President Trump must look to the new paradigm for cooperation in what he promised those Americans he would do.

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LaRouchePAC Policy Committee Show

Join us for our live, weekly Policy Committee discussion with your host, Matthew Ogden.

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LaRouche: British Gambit To Paralyze Trump with Impeachment Campaign Won’t Work

American statesman Lyndon LaRouche Friday commented that the British-orchestrated campaign to politically paralyze U.S. President Donald Trump with their continuing “impeachment” attempted coup d’état—now being widely discussed in British media such as the Telegraph and the Economist— will not work. This is too big for the British, LaRouche elaborated. The Trump victory in the U.S. elections last November was not a national, U.S. phenomenon, but a global one; and it’s not going to be as easy to stop as the British think, given the developments coming off the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing and other strategic considerations. “I’m confident,” LaRouche said.

LaRouche’s comments were prompted by an article published in the Telegraph on May 19 by British intelligence stringer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, whose experience in orchestrating U.S. impeachment drives for the British goes back to his attacks on President Bill Clinton. Evans-Pritchard, on the eve of Trump’s first trip abroad as President, is spreading the black propaganda line that Trump might already be incapacitated, in much the same way as President Richard Nixon was incapacitated by then-Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, who “instructed U.S. military officials to ignore any order from the Oval Office to use nuclear weapons.”

Evans-Pritchard asserts that the key to overthrowing Trump is to pull Republican support away from him, which he admits is still strong. But what happens next? He quotes Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former British UN ambassador and now chairman at Gatehouse Advisory Partners: “America can be very powerful if it decides to act hard. Xi Jinping and Putin will probably wait and see whether Trump self-destructs.” Evans-Pritchard then raises the question: How will Trump behave “when the special prosecutor [Robert Mueller] starts to let rip with a volley of subpoenas.”

An article in the City of London’s Economist makes a similar point: Use the drumbeat for impeachment (which they admit has little chance of succeeding) to make sure Trump cannot do anything whatsoever of policy significance. What they do not put in writing, but remains true, is that such drumbeats and political chaos have historically been used by the British as the smokescreen behind which to conduct assassinations of American Presidents they wish to dispose of.

In an article appearing in the May 20th print edition, headlined “Deep Breath, America,” the Economist begins by dwelling on how the naming of Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor “is a terrible blow for Mr. Trump,” and claims that the situation reminds everybody of the impeachment of Richard Nixon.

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Trump in the Middle East: Unite against Terrorism, Solve the Israel-Palestinian Divide

President Trump Participates in the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh. (Whitehouse Video Screengrab)

 

President Trump yesterday delivered a speech to a meeting of 20 leaders of Muslim nations — but not Iran — in Riyadh. His speech called for a universal war on terrorism as a basis for uniting the world for peace and development. The speech should end at least one aspect of the hysteria and lies being used in the “color revolution” to destroy his Presidency — that he is anti-Muslim. He noted that 95% of those killed by terrorism are Muslim, stating: “With God’s help, this summit will mark the beginning of the end for those who practice terror and spread its vile creed.”

There are clearly problems to be addressed regarding the Saudis, whose support for Wahhabism has been the primary ideological base for the terrorist scourge internationally, while much of the funding and arming of the terrorist operations came either directly from the Saudis, or was channeled through the Saudis by the British and the Bush and Obama administrations. The Saudis are now engaged in a hideous war on Yemen, with British and American weapons, creating one of the most severe humanitarian disasters in modern times.

However, the world has changed, dramatically, over the past year, and especially over the past week. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing last week marks a phase change in the history of mankind — a new world economic order has been officially established, based not on zero-sum, dog-eat-dog geopolitics, but on win-win physical economic development and cultural cooperation. Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., and other Gulf and Arab nations sent high level representatives to the Forum. As Helga Zepp-LaRouche has consistently argued, and as has been increasingly promoted by the nations of the Middle East, the New Silk Road is the unique basis for rebuilding the region from the destruction wrought by both the terrorists and the deadly and criminal wars of destruction waged by Trump’s two predecessors in the White House.

In contrast to Bush and Obama’s regime-change wars, waged through the colonialist mentality of a “responsibility to protect” (“white man’s burden”), destroying governments and countries when they refused to submit to the West’s direction, Trump has taken a different track: “We are adopting a principled realism rooted in common values, shared interests, and common sense,” he said in Riyadh. “We are not here to lecture. We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership based on shared interests and values to pursue a better future.”

There is a danger in Trump’s acceptance of the blanket denunciation of Iran. In his speech, he accuses Iran of offering “safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment” to terrorists. He seems to be ignoring ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the other deadly Wahhabist terrorist organizations funded by or through the Saudis, when he denounces Hezbollah and Hamas, and even praises the Saudi war on the Houthis in Yemen.

But the changed world condition gives hope that these issues can be resolved. At the root of the instability in the Arab world is the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Trump is the rare case of a U.S. President who has stood up against the British division of the world between the so-called “free world” in the West and the so-called “Godless communists” in the East, promoting instead that the most powerful nations on Earth — the U.S., Russia and China — have every reason to work together as friends. This is the global context in which all geoplitical divisions can be replaced with win-win solutions.

Trump said in his speech: “In that spirit…, I will travel to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and then to the Vatican, visiting many of the holiest places in the three Abrahamic faiths. If these three faiths can join together in cooperation, then peace in this world is possible, including peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Ultimately, this vision of a peaceful and prosperous future depends on mankind as a whole coming together through an understanding of our diverse cultural characteristics, but our common humanity. As Helga Zepp-LaRouche said in her speech to the Forum in Beijing on May 14: “The New Silk Road must—as the ancient one did—lead to an exchange of the most beautiful expressions of culture of all participating countries in order to succeed. The true meaning of win-win cooperation is not just the material benefit of infrastructure and industrial development, but of making the joyful discovery in other cultures of the beauty of their classical music, poetry, and painting, and, by knowing them, strengthen our love for mankind as a whole.”

This must be our mission.

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Manhattan Town Hall event with Kesha Rogers

 

LPAC Policy Committee member Kesha Rogers is the featured speaker during this week’s Manhattan Town Hall meeting.

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LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast – May 19, 2017

Join us for our Friday Webcast with Jason Ross, Diane Sare and Kesha Rogers.

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China Investment Corporation Planning Expanded Investments in the U.S.; NY Offices Opening

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published May 17, Tu Guangshao, president of the China Investment Corp. (CIC) sovereign wealth fund, reported that “there is a potential for Chinese companies to make more investments in the U.S. and vice versa.” One sign of that is that, tomorrow, CIC will open offices in New York City, replacing the one in Toronto, which until now, had been CIC’s only overseas representative office.

Tu explained that CIC is particularly looking at U.S. projects in highways, rail, and high-tech manufacturing plants, emphasizing that CIC can become a stable source of long-term capital for U.S. infrastructure and manufacturing projects, as well as helping U.S. companies to expand their operations in China’s market.

In January of this year, CIC chairman Ding Xuedong indicated that CIC wanted to change $50 billion of its holdings of U.S. Treasury debt into an investment in building of new infrastructure in the United States. Ding’s estimate of the investment needed to build a new and modern economic infrastructure in America was a very large $8 trillion—far beyond President Trump’s $1 trillion program—which, he said, would not be invested by the U.S. government and private investors alone. Schiller Institute chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche has enthusiastically supported such a proposal, noting that it would represent an exciting new level of Sino-U.S. collaboration to rebuild the U.S.’s decaying infrastructure.

In the Journal interview, Tu notes that, in the past, the U.S. investment environment has frustrated CIC direct investment, and pointed to the “overly strict scrutiny and opaque investment-review process” of U.S. authorities. Chinese officials have complained about the unfair review process by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), and Tu is urging U.S. authorities to improve the transparency of the process.

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