EIR Daily Alert Service, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019
Volume 6, Number 117
EIR Daily Alert Service
P.O. Box 17390, Washington, DC 20041-0390
  • Join the Campaign To Exonerate Lyndon LaRouche: Major Feature Video Coming
  • Putin Warns of Deteriorating U.S.-Russia Relations
  • Chinese Ambassador Tells Britain, Blocking Huawei from U.K. 5G Network Sends ‘Very Bad Signal’
  • Pompeo Sabotages Iran Talks With ‘Government Assessment’
  • Seoul President Moon Hopes To Meet Kim Jong Un Before Trump’s Late-June Visit to Korea
  • Barr Investigates: How Did the CIA Determine That Russia Interfered in the Election?
  • William Binney Interviewed on a Leading Leftist Blog in Sweden
  • Italy Could Use ‘Mini-BOTs’ as Shield Against the ECB
  • Italian Senator Bagnai Exposes Scheme ‘To Allow Default of EU Member Countries’
  • U.S.-India Space Cooperation To Be Promoted by Pompeo During Coming Visit to India
  • Pakistan Relationship to Russia Is Improving in New Strategic Order, Says Prime Minister

EDITORIAL

Join the Campaign To Exonerate Lyndon LaRouche; Major Feature Video Coming

June 13 (EIRNS)—The LaRouche Political Action Committee will shortly release a new 80-minute feature documentary, “The LaRouche Case: Robert Mueller’s First Hit Job.” The video will show that the fraudulent imprisonment of Lyndon LaRouche was one of the largest and most egregious government operations against a political figure in U.S. history. The United States and the world have long suffered from being denied LaRouche’s ideas, and it’s time for LaRouche’s exoneration.

The video primarily utilizes footage from the 1995 hearings on Department of Justice corruption featuring Lyndon and Helga LaRouche, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, attorney Odin Anderson, famed civil rights attorney J.L. Chestnut, former Congressman James Mann, and others.

When it is released, the viewers of this video will vividly understand the historic depth of injustice of the LaRouche persecution and imprisonment.  They will be unable to avoid the implication of the video’s title, which is that precisely the same apparatus which framed LaRouche in the long-ago 1980s, went on to frame-up President Donald Trump from 2016 to date.

Variously stated or implicit throughout, is that the false prosecution and jailing of LaRouche, guaranteed the catastrophes of the end of the failed 20th century and of the beginning of the 21st.  The collapse of communism in Europe, which would have opened a brilliant chapter of human history had LaRouche’s “Productive Triangle” plan been implemented, led instead to a series of wars based on lies, from Iraq I to Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq II, Syria and Libya.  Rather than the combined high-technology economic development of East and West, instead we experienced the looting of the former Comecon, followed by the collapse of the world financial system, exactly as LaRouche had forecast, in 2007-09.

All this was an unnecessary disaster.  Had LaRouche been free to fight for his ideas, and had he won adequate support, as he had won the support of Ronald Reagan for his Strategic Defense Initiative plan by 1983, then subsequent history would have been completely different.

The world today has been greatly shaped for the better by Lyndon LaRouche’s ideas, despite his false prosecution, his imprisonment, and the false label of “felon” which was stuck onto him.  China’s revolutionary Belt and Road, or New Silk Road, joined by 160 nations, was the immediate outgrowth of LaRouche’s “Productive Triangle” program for which his wife Helga proselytized the world while he was in prison.  The Putin Presidency of Russia, which rescued the country from disaster and is an essential pillar of the coming world order, was shaped by LaRouche’s researches, (witness his 1999 video “Storm over Asia”) and his trips into Russia.  And Trump confidants insist that LaRouche played a key role in creating the Trump Presidency, as he has since in defending it from a British-inspired coup attempt using the same Robert Mueller who framed LaRouche.

STRATEGIC WAR DANGER

Putin Warns of Deteriorating U.S.-Russia Relations

June 13 (EIRNS)—During his interview today, before departing to attend major summits in Bishkek and Dushanbe, Russian President Vladimir spoke with Radik Batyrshin, President and Editor-in-chief of Mir Interstate Television and Radio Co., that Russia and China “truly are strategic partners in every sense of the word…. Unfortunately, we cannot say anything of the kind about our relations with the U.S.—they are in fact deteriorating, getting worse by the hour. In recent years, the current U.S. administration has already taken several dozen decisions on sanctions with regard to Russia, I think,” according to the translated transcript on the Kremlin website. He also expressed hope that the G20 Summit will bring about some constructive solutions. “We strongly hope that common sense will triumph in the end. I hope that with all our partners, including our American partners, the United States, we will be able to work out some constructive solutions during the upcoming G20 meeting, creating the necessary stable conditions for economic cooperation.”

Despite those difficulties, Russia is cooperating with the U.S. in Afghanistan, Putin told Batyrshin. He said: “We areclosely monitoring the developments in Afghanistan. I would like to say that we are energetically and, I believe, effectively collaborating on this issue with many countries, including the United States, which is running an operation and is responsible for the situation in Afghanistan.”

Chinese Ambassador Tells Britain, Blocking Huawei from U.K. 5G Network Sends ‘Very Bad Signal’

June 13 (EIRNS)— In an exclusive interview with BBC’s Newsnight yesterday, Chinese Ambassador to London Liu Xiaoming said blocking Huawei from Britain’s 5G network would send a “very bad signal” to other Chinese companies. Asked what the consequences would be, “if Britain decides not to use it [Huawei] at all?” Liu replied to BBC’s Marc Urban: “Huawei is a good company. It is a leader in 5G. They are here for win-win cooperation with their British counterparts. And they contribute tremendously not only to telecom industry in this country, but they employ 7,000 people. In terms of win-win collaboration, if the U.K. collaborates with Huawei, there will be promising future for both sides,” he said, according to the transcript provided by China’s embassy, and published by Global Times today. “I think it would send a very bad message not only to Huawei but also to Chinese businesses. Will the U.K. remain open? Will the U.K. still be a business friendly environment for Chinese companies? It would send a very bad signal.”

“Negative effects on trade?” asked Urban.

“Yes, bad. Not just on trade but also on investment,” said Liu. “For the past five years, the investment from China exceeded the total investment in the previous 30 years. So, Chinese investments are booming in this country. In the last year it increased by 14%, but if you shut the door for Huawei, it will send a very bad and negative message to other Chinese businesses.”

London has not yet banned the company from participating in the 5G network despite pressure from Washington. Sputnik reported today that, according to BBC, which had seen the draft letter, Britain’s telephone network operators have reportedly asked the government to clarify its position on Huawei, over fears it could impact the country’s 5G ambitions.

Pompeo Sabotages Iran Talks with ‘Government Assessment’

June 13 (EIRNS)—By going public with a so-called “government assessment” blaming Iran, within mere hours of the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sabotaged—for now—the prospect of U.S.-Iran talks which were just then being explored in Tehran by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with President Donald Trump’s support.

Veteran top intelligence official Col. Pat Lang (ret.) responded to Pompeo in his “Sic Semper Tyrannis” blog under the headline “ ‘A U.S. Government Assessment’ not an Intelligence Assessment?” He wrote, “Pompeo described the judgment of Iranian guilt in the Gulf of Oman burnings as ‘a U.S. Government Assessment.’ In light of the chicanery involved in the ‘U.S. Government Assessment’ after the Ghouta ‘attack’ in 2013, I would like to know how many agencies of the USIC [U.S. intelligence community] concur in the present judgment.”

But Pompeo’s stunt had the desired effect of sabotaging talks, at least for now. President Trump tweeted before Pompeo’s announcement, but apparently after being briefed on it, “While I very much appreciate P.M. Abe going to Iran to meet with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, I personally feel that it is too soon to even think about making a deal. They are not ready, and neither are we!”

Note, however, that Pompeo ended his statement by saying that U.S. policy remains economic and diplomatic—i.e., not military.

Seoul President Moon Hopes To Meet Kim Jong Un Before Trump’s Late-June Visit to Korea

June 13 (EIRNS)—South Korean President Moon Jae-in voiced hope yesterday that he can meet with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the peninsula at the end of this month. “President Trump is visiting Korea at the end of June, and if possible, [my] meeting Chairman Kim before that would be desirable,” Moon said after delivering a keynote speech on his “Peace for the People” vision at the Oslo Forum, in Norway, yesterday, the Korea Herald reported today.

“I am prepared to meet Chairman Kim at any time. In the end, whether we meet, or setting the time of the meeting, is down to Chairman Kim’s choice.”

Moon’s offer came amid renewed expectations for a possible breakthrough in efforts to restart nuclear talks following the news of Kim’s latest personal letter to Trump, news of which became public June 11. Moon said he knew of Kim’s plan to send the letter to Trump, and he was informed by Washington of it later as well. He said Washington also briefed him on its contents. Now that the leaders continue to exchange such “warm letters,” Moon said, dialogue momentum is being maintained, the Korea Times reported.

U.S. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC

Barr Investigates: How Did the CIA Determine that Russia Interfered in the Election?

June 13 (EIRNS)—In a story yesterday which is explosive if true, theNew York Times wrote that Attorney General William Barr and investigator U.S. Attorney John Durham will interview two senior CIA officers because “Mr. Barr has been interested in how the CIA drew its conclusions about Russia’s election sabotage, particularly the judgment that Mr. Putin ordered their operatives to help Mr. Trump by discrediting his opponent, Hillary Clinton….

“Mr. Barr wants to know more about the CIA sources who helped inform its understanding of the details of the Russian interference campaign…. He also wants to better understand the intelligence that flowed from the CIA to the FBI in the summer of 2016.”

This goes right to the basic area that former NSA Technical Director Bill Binney must be brought in to testify before Congress about: Where is the evidence of Russian interference? And why did then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo refuse to follow up Binney’s testimony to him on Oct. 24, 2017?

The summer of 2016 is when British GCHQ spy head Robert Hannigan brought the first so-called evidence of Russian interference to then-CIA Director John Brennan, according to a story in theGuardian.

William Binney Interviewed on a Leading Leftist Blog in Sweden

June 13 (EIRNS)—The blog “Global Politics” is run by medical doctor Prof. Med Anders Romelsjo and is the most influential leftist blog in Sweden. Romelsjo has taken a lead in the campaign to defend Julian Assange in Sweden. He interviewed former U.S. National Security Agency Technical Director William Binney—a whistleblower and founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)—on June 9, and posted it this morning. The interview, in English, efficiently introduces the main points of Russiagate to the Scandinavian populace. No doubt, it will be circulated. The 43-minute video interview covered a lot of issues, as he explains himself in the presentation of his interview, “Talking with William Binney. Conversation with Whistleblower William Binney, Technical Director of NSA, on Russiagate, NSA, Assange, 9/11, etc.”)

Romelsjo writes: “Sunday I did my first Skype interview. I had the pleasure and privilege to interview and talk to engaged William Binney, former technical director at NSA, the world’s biggest surveillance and spy organization. William Binney is one of the world’s most well-known whistleblowers, and he provided new knowledge on various issues (for me who has published many blog articles on these issues). We talked about 45 minutes about the NSA, Russiagate, the Mueller investigation, DNC, democracy, freedom of expression, Julian Assange, the role of the media, Försvarets Radioanstalt (FRA) [Sweden’s National Defense Radio Establishment], the Swedish analogue of NSA and other issues. Bill Binney stressed that he was anxious to provide his knowledge to the new Barr investigation about the origins of ‘Russiagate.’ He provided several other pieces of new information for me.”

COLLAPSING WESTERN FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Italy Could Use ‘Mini-BOTs’ as Shield against the ECB

June 13 (EIRNS)—The left socialist-oriented German website “NachDenkSeiten” points to a potential use of the proposed Italian “mini-BOT” (Buoni Ordinari del Tesoro) as a shield against hostile moves by the European Central Bank against Italy should there be a banking crisis. The one thing Italians fear in an escalating conflict with the EU and a sovereign debt crisis resulting in a banking crisis, is that the ECB would stop providing emergency liquidity to banks, as it did in order to force Greece to its knees in 2015. In that case, the Italian government would use mini-BOTs to provide liquidity to banks. Whether or not this is the thought behind the mini-BOT idea, highly placed sources confirmed to EIR that they consider the ECB liquidity weapon as the only real threat from the EU.

Mini-BOTs are a proposed means of payment halfway between currency and a government bond. They are not currency because they are not legal tender (no one is obliged to accept them for payment), and they are not government debt notes because they have no maturity, no yields, and are not redeemable. However, they can be accepted on a voluntary basis by government vendors, who can use them to pay taxes. They can be seen as a bookkeeping trick, but they have a high political value, as confirmed by the anger arising in pro-EU circles.

The mini-BOTs were proposed by prominent members of the Italian government coalition, but were publicly opposed by Finance Minister Giovanni Tria.

Italian Senator Bagnai Exposes Scheme ‘To Allow Default of EU Member Countries’

June 13 (EIRNS)—In a speech in the Italian Senate on June 11, Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Alberto Bagnai exposed what he called “a stealth design by our northern brothers to allow a controlled default by a Eurozone member.”

Bagnai, who was replying to Finance Minister Giovanni Tria’s briefing to the full Senate, referred to the EU Commission proposal to empower the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) with the authority to “establish the creditworthiness of countries and their sovereign debt.” This must be opposed, he said, along with the current version of the so-called “European Deposit Guarantee Fund,” conceived under the motto: You reduce your credit risk first, and we allow you to share our risk afterward.

Bagnai also called on the Italian Parliament to use its right to scrutinize and propose changes to current EU rules. “Everybody talks about respecting or not respecting the rules, but nobody raises the question of whether the rules are right or not. It is the Parliament’s duty to discuss alternatives to opaque rules.”

Among those rules, Bagnai emphatically exposed the Stability and Growth Pact, which “hooks member countries to the worst economic results of the past.”

Addressing Finance Minister Tria, Bagnai acknowledged the fact that a dialogue with the EU Commission is going on, and this is positive, and concluded by stating that “It is folly not to put rules under discussion; it is folly to always repeat the same thing expecting different results.”

SCIENCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

U.S.-India Space Cooperation To Be Promoted by Pompeo During Coming Visit to India

June 13 (EIRNS)—Secretary Mike Pompeo will be in India on June 24 during his week-long (June 24-30) four-nation trip that will take him to Sri Lanka, Japan, and South Korea as well. Speaking at the India Ideas Summit of U.S.-India Business Council in Washington yesterday, Pompeo said to strengthen U.S.-India relations, “we have to deliver. We have to execute.”

In his speech, Pompeo referred to the growing cooperation between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). On space, NASA is already working with ISRO  on the world’s most advanced Earth-observation satellite and India’s second lunar mission. “I mean, how cool is that?” he remarked.

Since 2014, NASA and the ISRO have joined hands to build an Earth observation satellite called NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar Mission), which is what Pompeo had referred to in his address. The space artifact will be in charge of measuring changes in the Earth’s surface related to motions of the crust and ice surface. Its launch is scheduled for 2021.

In addition, India plans to launch Chandrayaan-2 next month. Chandrayaan-2 will carry a lunar lander dubbed “Vikram,” which is expected to make a soft landing on the Moon’s surface on Sept. 6. The lander will transport a robotic rover that will explore the lunar surface. The landing craft also carries a passive laser retro-reflector provided by NASA to allow precise measurements between the Earth and the Moon, and potentially become a node in a lunar navigation network to help guide future missions.

THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER

Pakistan Relationship to Russia Is Improving in New Strategic Order, Says Prime Minister

June 13 (EIRNS)—In a long interview with Sputnik published today, prior to his departure for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said, Pakistan has “developed cooperation with Russia between our defense forces. There has always been meeting. I think our defense personnel have already met. And so, yes, we hope to deepen our contacts,” he said.

In closing when Sputnik asked what the Prime Minister would like to say to “our Russian and international audience?” Imran Khan pointed out pointed out that Pakistan and Russia (and before that the Soviet Union) had been on opposite sides for decades, but, “Pakistan has now opened up its vision of rather than being restricted to one or two countries, it’s just opened up. And this is a new world coming up, things are changing in the world. The world is changing. The power centers are changing, or there are different power centers growing. And so we hope that in this new world order our relationship with Russia keeps improving.”

He said he was expecting to have informal meetings with the Russian leadership in Bishkek, at the SCO summit, saying, “So I hope to meet President Putin.” He also said he would love to visit Russia—that he had been there once before, but a long time ago.

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