A Plan To Defeat a Coup, and Join a New Paradigm of Economic Progress
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—The LaRouche Political Action Committee is issuing two mass-circulation documents during December, to defeat the coup against President Trump, and to realize—and go beyond—the economic policies Americans thought he stood for during last year’s campaign.
Today the second mass printing of the dossier, “Robert Mueller Is an Amoral Legal Assassin: He’ll Do His Job If You Let Him,” began to go out; it will hit Washington, D.C. and the whole country by Friday, Dec. 15. The first mass issue of that dossier has succeeded in turning the spotlight, and the heat, on the political agenda of an attempted coup against President Donald Trump which began with British intelligence, and is using Mueller as its weapon. It is being exposed now, day after day, in Congressional hearings and even in some of the media which were acting as part of that coup just weeks ago.
The 10,000 new dossiers now out in print, and its Internet impact, must finish off that coup, including Mueller’s so-called “investigation.”
The President’s policies are known; he states them clearly and repeatedly. They include intended cooperation with Russia and China to resolve the Bush/Obama legacy of “regime-change wars” and avoid the threat of confrontation of nuclear powers.
But the policies and extreme bias of the coup plotters against Trump—beginning with British MI6 intelligence service from 2015 onwards—have been kept hidden, while they “simply investigated Russian interference.” That secrecy has been exploded; their bias is out in the open and must soon be under formal investigation.
And their policy—again beginning with British intelligence—is all-out confrontation with Russia and China even to the point of nuclear war confrontation.
The “investigators” are, in reality, a network of Anglo-American spies and spooks—Christopher Steele, Glenn Simpson, FBI’s Andrew McCabe, Justice Department officials Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Mueller himself and his “chief investigator” Peter Strzok, et al.—who had been instigating Obama’s hardline anti-Russia policy for years before candidate and then President Donald Trump became their target.
While the President has to be freed of this coup attempt, LaRouche PAC’s second publication, “America’s Future on the New Silk Road,” will revive the potential of a “new economic paradigm” which engaged him in his 14-day trip to China and other Asian nations. It resulted, among other things, in nearly $300 billion in investments in the United States and a Chinese commitment to build industry in America’s third-poorest state.
The President and Congress need to start with reimposition of the Glass-Steagall Act before the hyper-leveraged U.S. and European banks crash again. This was a Trump campaign promise. Then, join China’s Belt and Road initiative (“New Silk Road”) and match China credit-for-credit for great infrastructure projects, with a Reconstruction Finance Corporation or Hamiltonian Bank of the United States. Infrastructure building was Trump’s main campaign promise, but the scrooges of the Republican leadership have so far defeated his intention.
Build high-speed rail corridors; build sea gates and reservoirs; build nuclear power plants and don’t rely on gas power like the now-sorry British. Go again to the Moon and thence into the Solar System with a mobilization like Apollo. Trump has again stated the United States will do this. But without the credit and science policies LaRouche spelled out in his “Four Laws,” and without cooperation with China, Russia, and other space-faring nations, it won’t succeed.
“America’s Future on the New Silk Road” is issued to get these laws implemented.
It should be a lively holiday season. Hopefully it will be a good one for peace and the common aims of mankind.
U.S. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC
Tillerson Makes Clear, We Need Russia Cooperation on Korea
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—At a press conference held at the Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Trump believes it is extremely important to establish a relationship between the United States and Russia. Tillerson also said cooperation with Russia on Korea was important. “I think the President has been quite clear that he views it as extremely important that the United States and Russia have a working relationship,” Tillerson said. “Today we do not.”
Despite this, Tillerson pointed out that the United States is relying on Russia to help solve the crisis in Syria and denuclearize North Korea. “By and large, at the [UN] Security Council, again, they’ve [Russia] been very supportive of the sanctions,” Tillerson said yesterday. “They’ve voiced their view of how effective they think those may be, but we do need Russia’s support.”
Tillerson’s statement at the same forum that the U.S. is ready to talk with North Korean representatives without preconditions, was modified, but not changed, by White House and State Department statements Wednesday that the United States expected a period with no D.P.R.K. nuclear or missile tests, before and during such talks.
On this statement, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “On the whole, we can say that such constructive statements are better than confrontational rhetoric we have been hearing so far. We can only welcome that, as it is in line with our proposals.” Peskov continued that “it was Putin who has been constantly calling on all the interested parties to make every possible effort to build dialogue. So such statements [by Tillerson] are definitely welcome.”
Meanwhile, following his visit to North Korea, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said the United Nations expects Pyongyang to signal willingness to prepare the negotiations on the settlement of the nuclear crisis, even though the North Korean leadership did not offer any commitments on the issue, according to Sputnik. “We emphasized to the D.P.R.K. [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] officials that we really believe that they need to signal that they are willing now to go in different direction, to start some kind of engagement, to start talking about talks. They listened seriously to our arguments, they explored them with us. But they did not offer any type of commitment to us at that point. They have to reflect on what we said with their leadership,” Feltman told reporters. “North Korean interlocutors agreed that it was important to prevent war. How we do that was the topic of 15+ hours of discussions.”
FBI, Fusion GPS, Steele: Ugly Anglo-American Cabal Attempted To Plot Trump’s Downfall
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—Yesterday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released 90 pages of texts sent between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, documenting their visceral hatred for Donald Trump and slavish adoration for Hillary Clinton. The language is graphic and disgusting.
More important, however, is what the texts reveal about the actual coup plotting that took place, and information that has come to light on the fact that this was, and is, an Anglo-American intelligence operation, involving the DOJ’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Ohr; his wife, “Russia expert” Nellie Ohr; and spook Glenn Simpson, as well as British MI6 intelligence spook Christopher Steele.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe figures prominently in this. Look at the text from FBI agent Peter Strzok, dated Aug. 15, 2016, suggesting that anti-Trump plotting was taking place in McCabe’s office: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s [McCabe’s] office that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected, but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Earlier, on Aug. 6, Page had written to Strzok: “Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace”—Trump. Strzok replied: “Thanks. It’s absolutely true that we’re both very fortunate. And of course, I’ll try and approach it that way…. I can protect our country at many levels, not sure if that helps.” Page also wrote to Strzok shortly after the elections that she had bought the book All the President’s Men, so she could “brush up on Watergate.”
Add to this, the declaration that Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson filed in Washington, D.C. federal court yesterday, in which he states that “at [Bruce] Ohr’s request,” he met with the DOJ official weeks after the Presidential election, “to discuss our findings regarding Russia and the election.” He also disclosed that Fusion GPS hired Nellie Ohr, “a former government official expert in Russian matters … to help our company with its research and analysis of Mr. Trump.” She worked for Fusion GPS during the Presidential campaign in a “confidential” capacity, according to Simpson. Immediately after she was hired, she reportedly applied for a ham radio license, which, it has been suggested, would have given her and various players in this plot, including Christopher Steele, the ability to communicate outside of usual intercepts.
The Daily Caller reported today that it was unclear as to exactly what position Simpson was referring in his declaration, regarding Nellie Ohr. However, a 2010 DOJ report sheds some light on this, as it indicates that at that time, Ohr worked as a researcher for Open Source Works, described as the CIA’s in-house open source research shop. The Ohrs and Glenn Simpson together were part of a CIA/DOJ working group put together in 2010 to investigate organized crime—but this group originally began as the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force in which the CIA, FBI and DOJ participated. Christopher Steele worked on that task force and Andrew McCabe briefly served as its director.
This adds up to one very partisan group of Anglo-American intelligence operatives. Glenn Simpson was paid by Clinton, the DNC, et al. for his part in this, and hired Anglo-American spook Christopher Steele.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Leaves FBI Reputation in Tatters in House Judiciary
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—In testimony today before the House Judiciary Committee, and in the face of damning revelations about the corruption, bias and coup-plotting of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dug himself—along with the FBI’s reputation—into a very deep hole.
In response to Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) assertion that reports on the extreme bias of career FBI agents and DOJ lawyers “are deeply troubling” to Americans who expect a “system of blind and equal justice,” Rosenstein responded that Mueller is handling the investigation of Trump “appropriately,” and acknowledged that if members of that team supported Hillary Clinton, they had a right to express their opinions, as long as it didn’t affect their work! Mueller “was the ideal choice for this task,” he told the committee, “based on his reputation, his service, his patriotism and his experience with the Department in the FBI.” He did say that he had “discussed with Mueller” the problem of “the appearance of impropriety” that Representative Goodlatte had raised.
With good reason, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox that the DOJ’s sudden postponement of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s scheduled appearance before the committee on Dec. 12, ostensibly due to a scheduling error, “is not really believable.” Nunes told The Hill that, “somebody needs to be investigating DOJ and FBI because there’s a whole lot going on there.”
Indeed. In response to questions by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), about whether Mueller had requested authorization to expand the original scope of his investigation, Rosenstein admitted that this was true, and that he, Rosenstein, had granted it. As to whether Mueller can investigate President Trump for obstruction of justice related to Russia’s alleged involvement, Rosenstein said that Mueller can investigate “anybody…. It authorizes him to investigate anybody who there is a predication to believe obstructed justice…. It would include anybody who was suspected of obstructing justice.”
But Rosenstein refused Representative Smith’s request that he indicate in any way the subjects under investigation by Mueller, or the scope of the investigation. Nor, Politico reported, would he say whether the investigation included the finances of Trump family members. But, he continued, “to the extent there’s any ambiguity about it, he has received my permission to include those matters in the scope of the investigation. I know what he’s doing. I’m appropriately exercising my oversight responsibility.”
Said Smith, “The American people have the right to know who is under investigation, and why.”
After Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) provided a long list of members of Mueller’s team who had donated thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including one who served as a lawyer for the Clinton Foundation, Rosenstein dared to say, “I’m not aware of any impropriety. I’m not aware of any violation” of the bias rules.
THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER
China’s State Grid CEO Seeks To End Electricity Powerlessness Worldwide
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—The chief executive of the major utility State Grid Corporation of China has set out the goal that electricity access be provided to every human being. An article in Xinhua Dec. 12 reported the speech of Shu Yinbiao to the annual B20 China Business Council meeting, on Dec. 12.
Shu said that $1.5 trillion has to be invested in the power grids of Belt and Road countries—nearly 70 have been identified in Eurasia, the Middle East, Africa and South America—in the next five years. Some $300 billion/year investments exceeds the total investment in new economic infrastructure and public construction in most major nations, with China being an exception.
The reason Shu gave for this necessity is “because 1 billion lack electricity in Africa and South Asia; Central and Eastern Europe power facilities have to be upgraded.” His speech was essentially a call to eliminate powerlessness in electricity, as a part of the Belt and Road Initiative, as China has nearly eliminated rural poverty and committed itself to aid Africa in doing so.
Shu said State Grid would push forward power projects in Belt and Road countries. According to Xinhua, it has already worked on $40 billion in contracts for Chinese power equipment, and has already built 10 cross-border power transmission lines to improve power grid connectivity, and invested in power grids in countries such as the Philippines, Brazil and Italy.
South Korean President Moon’s Four Days in China May Bring Results
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—A South Korean delegation of about 300 business leaders is accompanying President Moon Jae-in to China today, for a visit of four days. “Moon said he expects to sign a memorandum with President Xi Jinping at a summit on Thursday, a step toward follow-up negotiations of the South Korea-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) concerning services and investments,” according to Reuters. “ ‘This is expected to expand the entry of both countries’ companies into service industries, and revitalize mutual investments,’ he said.”
Interviewed on CCTV, the President said he hopes “the two countries can get over the injuries caused by the THAAD issue and jointly step into a new era.”
China’s Global Times quotes experts speculating that “China and Korea could put forward new and constructive ideas on solving the North Korea nuclear issue,” perhaps referring, among others things, to the proposals regarding the upcoming U.S.-R.O.K. [Republic of Korea] military exercises.
Moon and his delegation will visit Chongqing for two days, called the center of the Belt and Road Initiative in China, and “home to many prominent business operations of South Korean companies, including Hyundai Motor.”
STRATEGIC WAR DANGER
Russian Military Delegation in Pyongyang, Coordinated with Beijing
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—RT and TASS report today that a Russian military delegation is in Pyongyang, the second visit by Russian officials to North Korea in two weeks. Led by Viktor Kalganov, Deputy Director of the Russian National Defense Command Center, the delegation arrived yesterday and will be there for the rest of the week.
There has been no official word on this from the Defense Ministry itself, but RT reports that the Foreign Ministry emphasized that Moscow “is using any opportunity for direct communication,” and will continue to do so, including with help from the Defense Ministry. “North Korea is our neighbor; we must develop relations with this country,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov in a briefing today. “Political dialogue is extremely important.”
Deputy head of the Defense Ministry’s Public Council Aleksandr Kanshin told Interfax that “the aim of the military, political and diplomatic efforts is clear: All sides should go back to the negotiations table, to put aside provocative and threatening military rhetoric and demonstrations of force.” He said that the current mission is part of the road map proposed together by Moscow and Beijing to alleviate tensions through dialogue.
SCIENCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Egypt Is Already Planning a Second Group of Nuclear Plants
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—One day after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin witnessed the signing of a deal for the construction of four Russian reactors in the Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant project, it is reported that the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) has already begun a study at the El Nagila site, which takes about three years, to see if it is suitable for the construction of four nuclear plants, according to sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity. The study will be carried out parallel with the construction at the Dabaa site, where the first reactor is scheduled to come online in 2026. When that plant is complete, it will become only the second country in Africa, following South Africa, to have a nuclear power plant.
Daily News Egypt reports that Egypt has signed protocols and memoranda of understanding with 10 countries for cooperation in nuclear energy, to help with training and the utilization of expertise in reactor management, and security, safety, and the possibility to provide formal advisory services to the EAEA.
NASA Is ‘Excited,’ and China Is ‘Glad,’ U.S. Returning to Manned Moon Exploration
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—“We’re pretty excited,” said NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot said yesterday, a day after President Trump released his Space Policy Directive 1, which centers on a manned return to the Moon. He was speaking to the Space Transportation Association on Capitol Hill. Basically every NASA employee opposed the distracting and wasteful Obama project to send astronauts to an asteroid, and NASA continued a low-level lunar program technology development effort through the Obama years. Lightfoot said that details on how to implement the new policy will come when the President submits NASA’s FY2019 budget request to Congress in February, which then goes into effect beginning October 1, 2018.
Lightfoot also contrasted the new policy to Constellation, in which the Moon itself was the focus, saying that in the new policy, Mars remains “the horizon goal.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang responded to a question about U.S. President Trump’s new space policy at a routine press briefing yesterday, saying that China is willing to enhance international cooperation. “China is glad to see countries making progress in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,” Lu said.
The openness of the Chinese response counters the widespread media mischaracterization that a U.S. lunar return policy will start a lunar “space race” with China. Maybe in the view of the anti-China neocons, but not in the view of the Chinese. The response indicates China’s willingness to cooperate with the U.S., which now has to also become the U.S. policy.
COLLAPSING WESTERN FINANCIAL SYSTEM
GOP Rushing To Make United States World’s Biggest Tax Haven
Dec. 13 (EIRNS)—The Republican Party’s “tax reform” folly which apparently will be passed into law before Christmas, looks likely to convert the United States into the world’s largest tax haven. Lacking a VAT (value-added) tax and with a corporate tax of just 21% with plenty of ways to go well below that, America will be a golden destination for international speculative flight capital.
A Dec. 11 editorial in Global Times, “China Must Act To Blunt Impact of U.S. Tax Cuts,” almost spoke of a “great sucking sound” taking capital out of other countries. It recommended controls on capital outflows and increases in total factor productivity (technological productivity) in China’s economy. “China will bear the brunt of the U.S. tax reform,” the editorial in the official daily said. “Thus, China should take decisive measures to safeguard the smooth operation of the national economy.
“The first and most important step is to improve the management of outbound capital to avoid systemic financial risks. China can impose a gains tax on outbound capital, building a ‘dam’ to prevent massive outflows of cross-border capital in the short term. The tax rate can be adjusted as necessary. Also, a supervision and early warning mechanism for cross-border capital flows should be established to prevent swift capital outflows and thus safeguard the sound development of related industries…. Along with the opportunity of blunting the impact of the U.S. tax reform, we can push forward the supply-side structural reform to benefit more industries and comprehensively increase the total factor productivity so as to enhance China’s core competitiveness.”
Total factor productivity has been unknown in the United States since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The tax legislation will also rob tax revenues that could be leveraged for desperately needed new infrastructure investments, which GOP leaders oppose. It invites U.S. corporate profits sequestered in overseas havens to return to the big new haven, at an even lower rate of 12-14%, with no requirement of investing in an infrastructure credit institution. And it even retains the “carried interest loophole” for hedge funds—breaking candidate Trump’s very first campaign promise. Rather than a victory for Trump, it is his defeat by the House and Senate GOP leaders.