Trump Has Set Up Russia-China-U.S. Cooperation for Development; Americans Must Mobilize for the Program
July 10 (EIRNS)—The historic meetings of President Trump with President Putin, and then with President Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, have set in motion a new potential power in the world—not a geopolitical power to impose itself on others, but a power for the Good, bringing nations together to advance their common humanity. While Trump and Putin are now working together to end the terrorist insurgency in Syria, and potentially across the Mideast, Trump and Xi Jinping have rededicated themselves to cooperation internationally as part of the New Silk Road.
This is viewed with horror by the enemies of peace, who are in a state of panic to sabotage the “new détente” (as one scholar put it) between the U.S. and Russia. The corrupt former CIA chief John Brennan railed that Trump proclaiming he was honored to meet President Putin was a “dishonorable thing to say.” Nikki Haley, despite the fact that she was appointed to be Permanent Representative to the UN by Trump, said after his productive and friendly meeting with President Putin that “we can’t trust Russia and we won’t ever trust Russia.”
Not ever? “Such venom is insane,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche said today in a conference call with members of the EIR intelligence team. “We must engage in a dialogue of cultures. Each country is an entity, with a language and a culture. It may not be perfect, but it is made up of people, which make up humanity.” To say that we can never trust Russia, she said, “is worse than the KKK insisting that Black people should never have political rights. Each nation has a history, with periods of development and periods of decay, but nations are made up of human beings.”
Trump, she said, “has demonstrated that you can talk to people, both in the U.S. and in other nations, in a way that they do not feel they are being run over. We are in a situation where we can now fight for humanity as a whole.” The U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, scheduled to meet on July 19 to discuss the results of the “100 day plan” set in motion by Trump and Xi at the Mar-a-Lago summit on April 6, “can demonstrate what a new economic reality can look like internationally,” Zepp-LaRouche said.
There is unquestionably an upsurge of anger in the U.S. at the attempt to overthrow President Trump, and at the Russophobia which is at the center of that effort. This anger can and must be turned into optimism, based on the fact that the new Russia-China-U.S. cooperation provides a basis for bringing the United States back to its historical role as a “Beacon of Hope” to the world, rather than its role under Bush and Obama as a tool of Wall Street austerity and British neo-colonial warfare.
Lyndon LaRouche, in the same conference call today, said that to bring this to fruition, there must be a national movement, an organized process to deal with the ongoing breakdown of the nation’s financial institutions and the decrepit infrastructure of our nation. Today, July 10, is Day One of the “Summer from Hell,” as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it, as sections of the Penn Station rail hub for regional trains and the New York subway system are shut down for desperately overdue repair, setting off even greater chaos than what has become the normal course of derailings, delays, and breakdowns throughout the system. Only a “New Silk Road”-style approach to rebuilding the New York transportation system, and the other decrepit infrastructure in New York and other American Cities, can reverse the cascading collapse now unfolding across the nation.
The necessary program is spelled out in LaRouche’s Four Laws: Glass Steagall, national banking, directed credit for the physical economy, and the required science drivers centered on fusion power and the space program. The defense of Trump’s presidency and the consolidation of the partnership with Russia and China require this national focus by a mobilized citizenry.
U.S. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC
China’s Global Times: ‘Xi-Trump Meet Defies Naysayers in West’
July 10 (EIRNS)—Global Times, an official Communist Party newspaper, published an editorial today under the above title which reports on the successful Xi-Trump meeting at the G20, and said that the relationship had “matured” to the point that the efforts at sabotage through manufactured incidents had failed.
“We had an excellent meeting on trade & North Korea,” Trump tweeted after the event, Global Times reports. Beijing and Washington saw friction on issues including Taiwan and the South China Sea ahead of the meeting, and there was speculation from Western public opinion (i.e., the fake news press) that the China-U.S. “honeymoon” had come to an end. But the Xi-Trump meeting repudiates such speculation, and seems to be pushing the Sino-U.S. atmosphere back to the level of the Mar-a-Lago talks.
“The Xi-Trump meeting this time has demonstrated certain signs of maturity in the Sino-U.S. relationship. Indeed, there were negative elements in the last two weeks, but the Sino-U.S. relationship has stood up to the frictions and remained constructive as a whole. This is vital to the stability of major power relations. In addition, despite divergences on Pyongyang’s nuclear issue, the two sides are willing to continue to cooperate, and this is encouraging.”
The editorial also reports that the two leaders had announced that the first round of the “U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue” would be held on July 19, approximately 100 days after the Mar-a-Lago Summit, where a “100-day plan” was launched to improve relations.
The daily concludes, correctly: “There are still forces in U.S. strategic circles and the public calling for being tough on China. They like neither China nor Trump, and instigate Trump to counter China…. The Trump administration has not been as tough on China as expected. This annoys those who wanted to see Trump display more of his personality in his ties with China.”
Beltway Crazies Attack Trump-Putin Summit; UN Ambassador Haley Out of Control
July 10 (EIRNS)—Over the weekend, the July 7 meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin unleashed the Anglo-American rug-chewers—neocon Republicans and liberal Democrats alike—who screamed that Trump “ceded ground” to Putin, and “betrayed” the U.S. (this from California Democrat Adam Schiff) by failing to blame onlyRussia for electoral interference when he spoke in Poland.
For real betrayal, look at UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who purports to speak for the President but appears to get her orders from London. On July 8, she made two appearances on CNN—a pretaped interview with Sunday’s “State of the Union” show, and a separate interview with CNN correspondent Dana Bash. On both she brayed that, of course, “everyone knows” that not only did Russia interfere in U.S. 2016 elections, “but they’re doing this across multiple continents, and they’re doing this in a way that they’re trying to cause chaos within the countries.” She argued that Putin’s denial of interference in U.S. elections, was “exactly what we thought he would do, which is to deny” meddling. “We can’t trust Russia and we won’t ever trust Russia,” she shrieked. As for the a cyber-security agreement, she said the best reason to have one is that “one keeps those one does not trust closer, so that one always can keep an eye on them and keep them in check.”
Former CIA director John “I don’t do evidence” Brennan, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program yesterday, took umbrage at Trump for daring to say he was honored to meet with President Putin. “An honor to meet the individual who carried out the assault against our elections? To me, it’s a dishonorable thing to say.” Brennan was particularly incensed over Trump’s questioning the quality of U.S. intelligence data, complaining that during his speech in Warsaw, Trump “gave Mr. Putin the opportunity to point to the failures of U.S. intelligence. To me, I think he ceded ground.”
Then there is the Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) duo, who hit the July 9 talk show circuit to proclaim the Trump-Putin summit “disastrous” and railed against the ceasefire agreement in Syria, as simply a way of backing the “murderous” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It only took a little over two hours, Graham complained to his “Meet the Press” hosts, for Trump and his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to decide “to forgive and forget when it comes to cyber attacks on the American election of 2016.” The idea of a cyber-security accord is “pretty close to the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard,” he harrumphed.
Speaking on “Face the Nation,” McCain claimed that Russia “got away with” trying to change the result of last year’s election, and even though they failed to affect the outcome, they haven’t been punished for the attempt. “They haven’t paid a single price for that.” McCain became more unhinged over the Syria ceasefire agreement, blaming the Russians for backing Assad’s alleged “slaughter” of the Syrian people, and alleged use of chemical weapons. He lavished praise on the London-based White Helmets for providing him evidence of Assad’s “crimes.”
Why Hasn’t UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Been Fired?
July 10 (EIRNS)—When President Trump held a White House luncheon with ambassadors from the United Nations Security Council on April 24 of this year, he raised the tantalizing thought that his Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, was expendable. At the time, CNN reported that during the luncheon President Trump “poked some fun” at Haley. “Does everybody like Nikki?” he asked the assembled ambassadors, as Haley sat by his side. Amid laughter Trump threw in, “Otherwise, she can easily be replaced.”
Now would be a good time to do that, as investigative reporter Phil Giraldi recommends in his July 7 article in the American Conservative, headlined “Why Is Nikki Haley Still Trump’s UN Ambassador?” He was reporting on a conversation with some Trump supporters who suggested that the President’s efforts to craft a more rational foreign policy was being sabotaged by officials inside the administration “who want to maintain the current warfare state.”
Nikki Haley, “the neoconservatives’ dream ambassador,” is just such an official, Giraldi warns. She “is particularly dangerous, as she is holding a position where she can do bad things. Haley has been shooting from the hip since she assumed office…. If Donald Trump really wants to drain the Washington swamp and reduce interference in other nations, he might well continue that program by firing Nikki Haley,” Giraldi recommends. “He could then appoint someone as UN ambassador who actually believes that the United States has to deal with other countries respectfully, not by constant bullying and threats.”
In an article published July 7 in the Russian daily Pravda, independent journalist Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey also demands that Trump fire Haley, but minces no words in describing her as a “foul-mouthed guttersnipe, an arrogant, belligerent, chauvinistic, insolent, amateurish, out-of-her-depth, rude, churlish, unpleasant and oafish, histrionic, hysterical, harebrained misanthrope.” Responding to her remarks on CNN that “we can’t trust Russia, we won’t ever trust Russia,” he suggests that “if you want to learn the skills of diplomacy, watch and observe with attention your Russian counterparts” at the Foreign Ministry and at the UN “and learn something.” Trump would do well, he says, to do as he did on his TV reality show, “The Apprentice,” and just tell Haley “you’re fired!”
Otherwise, Bancroft-Hinchey reports, that when Haley speaks at the UN, “eyes rise to the sky … people start turning to their neighbors to make snide remarks, and off she goes … the antithesis of diplomacy … making her country more and more despised, losing more and more respect.”
China Daily Covers ‘Food for Peace and Thought’ Conference Cosponsored by Schiller Institute
July 10 (EIRNS)—An article today by China Daily correspondent Paul Welitzkin, entitled “China, U.S. Urged To Work on Hunger,” covers some of the main points of the July 7th Food for Peace and Thought conference in New York co-sponsored by the Schiller Institute, the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) and the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture. Welitzkin, quotes from the speech of CEFC Secretary General Patrick Ho, that in the Middle East, in spite of “billions of dollars and a coordinated global effort [to fight terrorism], deaths and instances of terrorism have increased dramatically since 2001,” but that “agriculture could provide a foundation for economic development in the Middle East, especially in a war-torn country like Syria…. Agricultural projects that are part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative could be used as a starting point for a regional reconstruction strategy.”
Welitzkin also quotes from the remarks by Wei Zhenglin, the agricultural attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Washington; Wei stressed for the conference the importance of the recent trade deal signed between the U.S. and China, and underlined that “agricultural cooperation between the two sides should be based on mutual understanding, respect, mutual tolerance, pioneering and innovation. For innovation, I mean mechanism innovation and innovation of ideas.”
COLLAPSING WESTERN FINANCIAL SYSTEM
Merkel Raises Sino-German Joint Projects in Africa in G20 Ambit
July 10 (EIRNS)—German Chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned joint projects between Germany and China three times last week: At the press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Berlin, July 5; at the first review press conference at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, July 7; and the next day at the concluding G20 press conference. After Angola, where Germany and China will build a hydropower complex and where “in the pipeline for Angola,” she mentioned Rwanda.
She did not go into any more details, but the Angola hydropower project is the Caculo Cabaca Water Dam at the Kanzi River, with a capacity of more than 2,100 megawatts. A loan for the project was okayed by China Development Bank in 2016—potentially, here as in other future projects, Deutsche Bank which has signed a Silk Road cooperation agreement with the Chinese bank a few days before the G20 Summit, may become a partner. It is interesting that Merkel said cooperation with China is important since the Chinese know something about how development works.
Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche said today that there are at least two reasons for this new interest in Germany for developing Africa. One is that the refugee crisis has returned with a vengeance. Second, China has so transformed Africa with real physical development that Germany can no longer ignore it, but must become involved.
The Schiller Institute cosponsored a “Food for Peace and Thought” conference in Manhattan July 7 with the CEFC and Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture, which Dr. Ho addressed and Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche keynoted, as reported briefly in this issue.
THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER
Turkey Will Not Ratify Paris COP21 Climate Accord
July 10 (EIRNS)—It seems that President Donald Trump is not as “isolated” over his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord as German Chancellor Angela Merkel thinks. It is now reported that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on July 8, the last day of the G20 Summit, that Turkey would not ratify the Paris COP21 climate accord.
“After that step taken by America, the position that we adopt is in the direction of not passing it in parliament,” Erdogan said at a press conference in Hamburg. According to Hurriyet Daily News, the G20, less the United States, had decided to “stick to” the Paris agreement—with its genocidal goal of reducing the global temperature by 2°C. But at his press conference, Erdogan, who met Trump earlier at the summit, said that Turkey was no longer a certain candidate and suggested other members of the “G19” also had doubts about the Paris COP21 agreement.
He said he had clearly told French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “No offense, but we will not pass it in our parliament as long as the promises made to us are not delivered.” Macron had promised Erdogan that Turkey would be classed as a developing and not an industrialized economy, which would allow Turkey to receive money from a global climate fund rather than having to pay into it.
He also said some other, unidentified, countries had a “problem” with the agreement and said “they are not renewing their full support.”
Mikhail Gorbachev, Trump-Putin Meeting ‘Very Important,’ Like His Dialogue with Ronald Reagan
July 10 (EIRNS)—In an interview with Italian journalist Giulietto Chiesa, as TASS reported today, the Soviet Union’s last President Mikhail Gorbachev likened the “positive” Trump-Putin summit with his own meeting with the late President Ronald Reagan, including neo-con efforts to sabotage it.
Gorbachev recalled that when he started disarmament talks with Reagan, he was told shortly after his initial contact that U.S. Naval vessels had entered the Black Sea and were approaching the U.S.S.R. territorial waters, and he was asked how to respond. “I understood immediately that this was a provocation: Someone in the Pentagon did not want that dialogue.” Gorbachev described the Putin-Trump meeting, and the handshake between Putin and Trump as a positive sign. The opportunity represented by the meeting “should not be missed,” he exhorted. “It will be challenging, but this meeting is very important. It may become a starting point to deliver results [that] seemed to be unachievable.”