EIR Daily Alert Service, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

Volume 5, Number 203

EIR Daily Alert Service

P.O. Box 17390, Washington, DC 20041-0390

America's Future:  Jacobin Mobs or the New Paradigm?
Unhinged Hillary Clinton Justifies Mob Violence, Attacks Russia, China, European 'Populists'
Senator Rand Paul Fears Calls for Jacobin Violence Could Lead to Assassination
M16's Christopher Steele Surfaces To Boast of 'Speaking Truth to Power'
U.S. Commander Backs Demining in Inter-Korean Demilitarized Zone
Famine Has Already Come to Yemen
Echoes of 9/11?  Did the U.S. Know Beforehand of Saudi Plans to Capture 
Jamal Kashoggi?
Emissions Insanity Unleashed in Europe
More Insanity From the Hudson Institute Against China
U.S. Treasury's CFIUS Tighten's Screws on China
Seoul May Lift Sanctions Imposed on North Korea After 2010 Warship Sinking
China and Russia Establish New Highway and Freight Train Routes
Latvian Pro-Russia Party Wins Election, But May Not Be Able to Form a New Government

EDITORIAL

America’s Future: Jacobin Mobs, or the New Paradigm

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—In the wake of the breakdown of the British-orchestrated “Russiagate” coup attempt against President Donald Trump, and the “sexgate” fiasco around Trump’s Supreme Court nominee (now Associate Justice) Brett Kavanaugh, the Democratic Party has unleashed Jacobin mobs and maenads to physically confront Trump Administration officials and Republican members of the Congress. Leading Democrats Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) and Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) have openly called on the mobs to “get in their faces.” There are mounting cases of Republican leaders being driven out of restaurants and hounded through the airports. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) today told a radio audience that he fears there “is going to be an assassination…. I really worry that someone is going to be killed. Those that are ratcheting up the conversation have to realize that they bear some of the responsibility if this elevates to violence.”

President Trump, at a rally in Iowa Tuesday night, observed that the Democrats have become “unhinged,” promoting “anger, division and destruction. Don’t hand matches to an arsonist.”

The opposition to Trump is promoting nothing—only to “resist” anything supported by him. But they do represent a program, one which was backed by both Presidents Bush and Obama: legalized drugs, deindustrialization, perpetual “regime change” wars, and military confrontation with Russia and China. Hillary Clinton, speaking to a gathering at Oxford University in the U.K. Tuesday, demonstrated the “unhinged” nature referenced by Trump: The Russians, she said, have placed “democracy under siege,” stealing our election, driving the Brexit vote in the U.K., while creating new right-wing movements in a “tide that seems to be sweeping Europe and the United States.” She even defended the mob violence in a CNN interview: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”

But few are fooled. The U.S. population is disgusted with the economic and cultural decay, and are showing their support for Trump’s willingness to fight it. In Europe, the new Italian government is leading a European-wide network of parties and individuals who are equally disgusted with the economic and cultural decay, but also with the fact that unelected, unaccountable EU bureaucrats in Brussels override their sovereignty, dictating austerity and social policies against their will. The anti-China and anti-Russia policies dictated from London are increasingly being denounced across Europe, while the opportunities offered by China’s Belt and Road inspire optimism in a future worth fighting for.

The new report by the anti-scientific crew known as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), calling for all-out destruction of the world economy in the name of the false notion that carbon causes global warming, can and must be refuted by real science and real scientists. This fraud is a central tenet of the British Empire’s anti-human demand to reduce the world’s population by any means necessary. The 2015 EIR Special Report, “ ‘Global Warming’ Scare Is Population Reduction, Not Science,” is more relevant and more important today than ever.

Defeating the “impeachment party” in November is critical to freeing Trump to return to his original commitments: to establish friendly relations with Russia and China, and restore the American System of Alexander Hamilton in order to revive the nation’s industry and infrastructure. The Independent Congressional campaigns of Kesha Rogers in Texas and Ron Wieczorek in South Dakota, endorsed by LaRouchePAC, are demonstrating that the American people are ready to dump the two-party system, defend the President against the British coup, join in the spirit of the New Silk Road, and rebuild the nation with LaRouche’s Four Laws. The showdown between anarchy and the New Paradigm is now fully engaged, and requires all hands on deck.

U.S. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC

Unhinged Hillary Clinton Justifies Mob Violence, Attacks Russia, China, European ‘Populists’

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—In an Oct. 9 speech at Oxford University, and in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour the same day, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton demonstrated the degree to which she is not only divorced from reality, but is furthering the British agenda to sow chaos and Jacobin violence in the United States, as well as justify war against Russia and China.

Clinton was at Oxford’s Bonavero Institute of Human Rights to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to unveil a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, who was, unlike Clinton, a true champion of human rights.

In her Oxford speech, she went on a tear against Russian President Putin and the Russians in general, and asked why the press, the political establishment and the public “are so reluctant to call out what the Russians have been doing.” (Very strange, since the Western media publish daily garbage accusing Russia of every crime under the Sun.)

Look at what they did in the U.S. elections, she said, and what they did to influence the Brexit vote. She told Amanpour she couldn’t understand why “right-wing” European governments would turn to someone like the “authoritarian,” murderous Putin.

Reflecting Anglo-American panic about the global anti-establishment tide, Clinton anxiously asked, how are we going “to stand against this tide that seems to be sweeping Europe and the United States? What is on the minds of 21st-century Americans and Europeans that would lead them to do this?” The post-war system has been so wonderful, Clinton intoned. Why would any nation want to abandon it?

Clinton also ranted against China the “surveillance state,” which she said had become increasingly repressive. Most dangerous, she told Amanpour, is that it may sell its dangerous technologies to Russia, Iran, North Korea, or other “populist governments” that threaten the West.

As for her solutions to the crisis she claimed the “authoritarian” Donald Trump had created in the U.S., Clinton said, first, the Democrats must win back the House and Senate. She coyly said she would “leave to others” the decision on impeachment, but went on that with a new Congress, the President would be “held accountable” for his actions, including on Russia’s “interference in the elections.” As for the recent rampage against Judge Kavanaugh, Clinton effectively endorsed violence against the Congressional Republicans, on grounds that there’s no reason to be civil “with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” When there’s a Democratic Congress, “civility will return,” she stated.

In commentary today, the Washington Examiner warned, there’s scant difference between Clinton’s remarks, and the “no justice, no peace” chant shrieked by crazed demonstrators against Kavanaugh last week. “It’s a license for bad behavior and it is dangerous.” The Weekly Standard put it more bluntly today, calling Clinton’s statement an “act of rhetorical sedition.”

Sen. Rand Paul Fears Calls for Jacobin Violence Could Lead to Assassination

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is warning that those Democrats who call on people to protest and “get in the faces” of Congressmen or Republicans, as occurred around last week’s confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, could lead to an assassination.

In an interview with a Kentucky radio station, Paul expressed the fear that there “is going to be an assassination…. I really worry that someone is going to be killed and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation … they have to realize that they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence.” He continued that, “I think what people need to realize is when people like Cory Booker say ‘get up in their face,’ he may think that’s OK. But what he doesn’t realize is that for about every 1,000 people who might want to get up in your face, one of them is going to be unstable enough to commit violence.”

Senator Paul himself has been a victim of violence, and as recently as last week, was chased and verbally harassed by anti-Kavanaugh protesters as he walked through Reagan National Airport, Fox News reported.

In a similar vein, Fox commentator Tucker Carlson warned on last night’s broadcast of the growth of what he called the “shock troops” that make up the “youth wing of the Democratic Party.” There appears to be a “threat of lawlessness from the left building in the country,” he said, reminding his audience of the instructions issued last June by California Democrat Maxine Waters—which she defended again last night on MSNBC—telling protesters to harass members of the Trump cabinet, wherever they find them. “Normal people are becoming concerned” about the growing violence in the country, Carlson noted, yet dailies like the Washington Post downplay the role of mob violence, claiming that those who don’t like “getting yelled at by rich white kids,”—which many of last week’s protesters were—are just “racists.”

MI6’s Christopher Steele Surfaces To Boast of ‘Speaking Truth to Power’

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—“Former” MI6 operative Christopher Steele, author of the salacious and unverified dossier which has been the centerpiece of the coup attempt President Donald Trump, has surfaced to accept an “honor” accorded him by Vanity Fair, which included him on its 2018 New Establishment List of the 100 most influential people in the media, politics, entertainment and finance sector, Sky News reported.

Steele was No. 38 on the list, while Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has directed the coup operation against Trump in coordination with British intelligence, took the top spot. The New Establishment Summit takes place this week, but Steele regretted in an email to Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones that he wouldn’t be able to attend. Perhaps he fears he may be arrested?

“In more normal times,” he lamented, “I would have welcomed the opportunity to be with you … in the U.S. this week. Sadly, in the present legal and political situation, I am unable to do so, but I sincerely hope and trust that these circumstances will change soon.” As the only British national on the list, Steele said was “surprised and honored,” although he indicated he wouldn’t “accord such accolades” to some of the other “foreign nationals” included, presumably a reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was No. 58. Trump didn’t make the list—his peace summits with North Korea, Russia, and China notwithstanding.

Steele portrayed himself as brave and self-sacrificing: “In these strange and troubling times, it is hard to speak unpalatable truths to power, but I believe we all still have a duty to do so…. At a time when governance is so distorted, and one-sided, as I believe it currently is in the United States, the media has a key role to play in holding it accountable.” He saluted others on the list who have “had the courage to speak out over the past year, often at great personal cost.”

Coinciding with this, a brief video of Steele is now circulating on the Internet, in which he is standing in front of his company Orbis Business Intelligence, expressing his happiness at being back to work. He proclaimed that his main focus now is to work at “supporting the broader interests of our company.” While thanking those who sent him “kind messages of support over the last few weeks,” he said that “I won’t be making further statements or comments at this time.”

STRATEGIC WAR DANGER

U.S. Commander Backs Demining in Inter-Korean Demilitarized Zone

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—At the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, is backing an effort now underway to clear mines from a small portion of the zone. According to Stars & Stripes, the two Koreas have agreed to start removing mines to clear a path to a front-line area called Arrowhead Hill, which was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the 1950-53 Korean War.

“This effort to clear a route to the historic Arrowhead Hill has my full support,” Brooks said during a visit to the eastern border area, which is also known as Hill 281. “Among the many agreed-to actions, this one is especially important, because it will result in recovering the remains of the fallen during the Korean War,” he said in a press release. “The area around this hill contains the fallen from several countries, and returning them to their countries and families is a top priority for me.”

Famine Has Already Come to Yemen

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—MintPress News published a report on Oct. 5 refuting the notion that millions of Yemenis are on the “verge” of starvation: They are already there.

“For almost three years, the expression ‘on the brink of famine’ has been repeatedly cited by relief agencies to describe one side of the humanitarian disaster in Yemen,” Yemeni journalist Ahmed Abdulkareem writes at the outset. “It is an expression that has never been revised, even as it became increasingly inaccurate as the Saudi-led coalition tightened its blockade and ignored the pleas of governments and human rights organizations. Now famine is well entrenched in Yemen and the expression ‘on the verge of starvation’ has become obsolete.”

In other words, famine is already a fact of life in many parts of the country. Ebrahim al-Ashwal, the manager of Health Office in Hajjah province, told Abdulkareem that there were 17,000 cases of severe acute malnutrition in the first six months of 2018, higher than any month on record. A large percentage of these cases are children. The Ministry of Health, based in Sana’a, said in a statement to MintPress: “Now, more than 2 million children have suffered from famine; one out of three children under the age of five in Yemen are already malnourished. There are eight out of nine children with anemia, and there are between one and two hundred girls or women of childbearing age who are malnourished.”

Abdulkareem makes no bones about who is responsible: “The siege-and-starvation tactics employed by the Saudi coalition with the support of the United States have even pushed people to eat stray animals or their own pets to survive,” he reports. “The U.S.-backed and Saudi-led war has doubled the price of basic goods, including food and fuel like cooking gas, but it is the loss of millions of jobs that has pushed thousands of people to starvation and turned Yemen, where drought rarely occurred, into the worst humanitarian crisis in the world,” Abdulkareem writes later. “Moreover, the coalition has used systematic economic strangulation as a weapon of war—targeting jobs, infrastructure, the agricultural sector and pumping stations, factories, and the provision of basic services.” Abdulkareem particularly zeros in on the Saudi-U.A.E. assault on Hodeidah, the port through which 70% of Yemen’s food supply flows into the country.

Abdulkareem also mocks the $200 million that the Saudis have pledged to shore up the Yemen central bank, after spending an estimated $100 million to pulverize the country with precision munitions. “But Yemenis say the need is not for such tokens, but to stop the war, lift the siege, and resume the export of oil and gas,” he writes.

Echoes of 9/11? Did the U.S. Know Beforehand of Saudi Plans To Capture Jamal Khashoggi?

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—The Washington Post and Turkey’s Daily Sabahreport U.S. and Turkish tracking of Saudi actions against disappeared journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More notably, the Post says that according to a government source, “Before Khashoggi’s disappearance, U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture him.”

Turkish intelligence, meanwhile, is studying video and satellite tracks of “15 Saudis,” alleged pictures of whom are published in the Daily Sabah, who flew into Istanbul on two private jets and went to the consulate and then to consul general’s residence. They then flew back out 3-5 hours later, by indirect routes, to Saudi Arabia. One was said, in a BBC article, to have had a long posting in London. Prime Minister Theresa May’s strident government has thus far said nothing.

In Washington, several Congressmen are demanding a transparent Saudi investigation and explanation of what happened to Khashoggi. But Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a longtime critic of U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, announced that he will try to force a vote in the Senate this week blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The Daily Sabahreported his remarks to a Kentucky radio station that arms sales should be ended, if there is “any indication the Saudis are implicated in killing this journalist who was critical of them.”

In a briefing to reporters today at the White House, President Trump said that he had spoken with a very high-level Saudi official, and that he is very concerned about reports that Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “We have to find out who did it. People saw him go in, but they didn’t see him come out. It’s a terrible thing,” he said. “We cannot let this happen,” he said. “[Not] to reporters, to anybody. We can’t let this happen.”

ECONOMY

Emissions Insanity Unleashed in Europe

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—At the meeting of EU environment ministers in Brussels yesterday, it was decided that all automobiles in Europe must reduce their CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030, if possible even earlier than that. The German government, otherwise a self-proclaimed forerunner of such backward nonsense, was not even among the radicals at this meeting—Sweden, Denmark and Ireland wanted a reduction by at least 40%. Germany wanted 30%, Austria which has the chair at the EU until the end of this year, then pushed for the compromise at 35%.

German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze’s personal position was going in the 40-50% direction, she said before TV cameras with reference to the just-published IPCC report. The German government, however, with a look at the car-making sector which is strong in Germany, rejected it, so Schulze had to officially campaign for the 30%. This was bad enough anyway, and the car-makers are not happy at all.

As for Schulze, her first response to the IPCC report on Monday was: “We have to see how to make the exit from coal, oil and gas possible.” With the exit from nuclear already going on, Germany will be forced to face windy times with a bit of sunshine every now and then. Schulze is a member of the Social Democrats, not even of the Greens.

In another insane move, the district court in Berlin turned down legal complaints against the city’s plan to declare 11 zones with main roads as no-diesel zones, which is supposed to be implemented by the summer of 2019. This ought to be a reason for voters to turn against the Greens, but all opinion polls see the Greens on the rise.

More Insanity from the Hudson Institute against China

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—Elizabeth Economy, the Council on Foreign Relations Asia Studies Director, who also works with Michael Pillsbury’s China team at the Hudson Institute, has issued another insane diatribe against China, Xi Jinping and the Belt and Road Initiative, literally insisting on winning the “war.” It will be recalled that Economy ran a piece in the CFR journal Foreign Affairs in 2014, titled “China’s Imperial President,” in which she said: “Xi’s nationalist rhetoric and assertive military posture pose a direct challenge to U.S. interests in the region and call for a vigorous response…. The United States should therefore back up the pivot with a strong military presence in the Asia-Pacific to deter or counter Chinese aggression; reach consensus and then ratify the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership]; and bolster U.S. programs that support democratic institutions and civil society in such places as Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam, where democracy is nascent but growing.”

Needless to say, she and her China-hawk associates are quite disturbed by President Donald Trump’s friendship with Xi Jinping, his dumping of the TPP, and the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) uniting behind the Belt and Road.

So, she is back, with an article posted on today’s National Public Radio’s website, on “How China Challenges America’s World Leadership,” with such inanities as: “Xi’s approach … has been to work to erode the foundational pillars of U.S. leadership—its alliances, the values and norms upheld by international institutions and its development model—and supplant them with ones more supportive of Chinese interests.”

Or this: “Rather than a frontal assault on U.S. leadership, Xi has articulated his vision of a ‘community of shared destiny,’ which is premised on mutual cooperation, fairness and equality—a ‘new’ approach that ‘supersedes’ an outdated Western model. While benign sounding, this community concept means nothing less than the end of the U.S.-led system of alliances.”

Then she voices her fears: “The shaky commitment of President Trump to America’s alliance structures has provided welcome support to Chinese diplomats and scholars tasked with selling Xi’s idea.”

And: “China’s grand-scale Belt and Road infrastructure initiative has become a test case for the norms underpinning China’s development path, which discount the importance of good governance in pursuit of rapid economic development. While many countries eagerly court Belt and Road projects, many others are now rejecting them, fearful of the potential negative environmental, financial and social ramifications.”

She concludes that the U.S. cannot afford to “ignore Xi and his efforts to remake the international system. If the best the United States can do is complain, whine, and denounce China, it most certainly will lose not only the battles along the way, but also—and more importantly—the war.”

U.S. Treasury’s CFIUS Tightens Screws on China

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), under the Treasury Department, has imposed new restrictions on foreign investments in the U.S. which will primarily impact Chinese efforts to invest in the U.S. Previous restrictions on investments in companies considered of national strategic significance applied only to majority takeover bids. The new rules will allow CFIUS veto power over non-controlling ones, in 27 industries declared strategically important. As Bloomberg reports, this will apply if the investment would result in a board seat, or any decision-making power, or the disclosure of non-public information about a company.

The move has bipartisan support from the Congress, demonstrating the anti-China hysteria now in play. They will apply to telecom, semiconductors and computers.

The New York Times reported that a Chinese intelligence official was arrested in Belgium and brought to the United States today to face espionage charges. Law enforcement officials said the official tried to steal trade secrets from GE Aviation.

THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER

Seoul May Lift Sanctions Imposed on North Korea after 2010 Warship Sinking

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—South Korea is considering the removal of sanctions that were imposed on North Korea after the March 2010 sinking of South Korean corvette Cheonan, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has stated. “We are currently considering [the matter] in consultation with a related [government] agency,” Kang said during a parliamentary audit of her ministry, according to AP.

These sanctions, referred to as the May 24 measures, shut down all cross-border economic cooperation except for a jointly run factory park in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, which itself was closed in February 2016 by former President Park Geun-hye, after a North Korean nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. The “May 24 measures” of 2010 also banned North Korea from using shipping lanes in South Korean territory. North Korea has always denied it was responsible for the attack.

“Many parts of the May 24 measures now duplicate with the United Nations sanctions” against North Korea, Kang said. “As negotiations continue to improve ties between the South and North and achieve denuclearization, there’s a need to flexibly review (lifting the measures) as long as it doesn’t damage the larger framework of sanctions against the North.”

Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul’s Dongguk University and a policy advisor to South Korean President Moon Jae-in told AP: “For North Korea, the most meaningful result from the lifting of the May 24 measures would be that its ships will be able to travel through Jeju Strait again,” said Koh, referring to waters between South Korea’s mainland and the southern island of Jeju. “This will allow them to save time and fuel.”

China and Russia Establish New Highway and Freight Train Routes

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—A vast motorway stretching from the Yellow Sea off eastern China to the Russian port of St. Petersburg has opened to traffic, providing an alternative overland trade route between Asia and Europe. It will allow trucks to drive from the Chinese city of Lianyungang to St. Petersburg in ten days, compared with the 45 days it takes by sea. Part of China’s huge Belt and Road Initiative, the Europe-China Highway covers 5,248 miles, linking China to Russia via Kazakhstan.

A new China-Europe freight train line was launched as well on Oct. 9, linking Delingha in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, with Russia. The first train, loaded with chemical containers, will leave China through the Alataw Pass in Xinjiang and pass through Kazakhstan before reaching Barnaul in Russia. The trip covers 4,345 km and takes about 12 days.

Delingha, in the Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi, is located in the Qaidam Basin, China’s highest basin on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, abundant in mineral resources.

Since 2016, four China-Europe freight train routes have been launched in Qinghai, helping boost the international competitiveness of local goods. As of late August, China-Europe freight trains marked 10,000 trips since starting in March 2011. As of June 30, China’s freight rail services link 48 domestic cities with 42 European cities.

OTHER

Latvian Pro-Russia Party Wins Election, but May Not Be Able To Form a Government

Oct. 10 (EIRNS)—The pro-Russian Harmony Party in Latvia won the most votes in the election last Saturday, causing a crisis in this former Soviet Republic which has been ruled by virulent anti-Russia leaders since the fall of the U.S.S.R. Harmony received 19.8% in the multi-party contest. The party is backed by most of the ethnic Russians in Latvia—about one-fourth of the population—and some Latvians. The fear in the anti-Russia circles, and in NATO, is that Harmony could form a coalition with the KPV LV party, considered “populist,” or perhaps also the New Conservatives, which got 14% and 13.6% respectively.

The ruling coalition, composed of three parties, received only about half their previous total, at 27% combined. The collapse is blamed by press commentators on corruption. Perhaps people would rather not have a war with Russia for no reason.

 
 

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