EIR Daily Alert Service, JUNE 4, 2019
|TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019|
Volume 6, Number 109
EIR Daily Alert Service
P.O. Box 17390, Washington, DC 20041-0390
- The G20-Make It a Turning Point for Humanity
- FBI, National Institutes of Health in Latest Racist Purge of Chinese Scientists, Witch Hunt at Emory Lab
- FCC Official, Senators Want U.S. Taxpayers To Pay for Tearing Out Huawei Equipment
- U.S. Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing, With No Evidence
- Iranian President Responds to Pompeo’s Offer of Talks
- Mexican Delegation to U.S. Insists That Only Economic Development Can Deal With Migration Crisis
- Beijing Agricultural Official Warns, Chinese Market at Stake for U.S. Farmers If Trade War Continues
- Organization of Islamic Cooperation Endorses Transaqua Project for African Water Management
- Book by Greta Thunberg’s Mother Termed ‘Horrifying Reading,’ Reveals Psychological Abuse
June 3 (EIRNS)—The great paradox of our age is starkly posed to the world in this month of June: On the one hand, the threat of multiple crises spinning out of control on many fronts, both economically and strategically; and on the other, the world’s leaders coming together on June 28-29 for the G20 Summit in Osaka—the center of the world’s greatest cooperative development project in history, in the Belt and Road Initiative.
In the U.S., the Democratic Party is being driven by Robert Mueller’s devious press conference and by the increasingly psychotic Democratic Party radicals (including most of the mob of candidates running for the Presidential nomination) to tie up the Congress, and the daily news cycle, with an impeachment campaign. Meanwhile, the desperately needed Congressional action to deal with the devastating destruction of the floods across the agricultural heartland, together with a near-total shut down of agricultural sales to China due to the escalating trade war, is stalled in the dysfunctional Congress. Any long-term solutions to the financial bubble or the massive infrastructure deficit are not even being considered.
In Europe, the EU is close to disintegration, with government upheavals in the U.K., France, Germany, Greece, Austria and more. The victory of the Green Party in nearly every major city of Germany in last month’s European Parliamentary election foretells the doom of Germany as an industrial and scientific nation, through a self-destructive process more severe than that intended by the vile Morgenthau plan to de-industrialize Germany after World War II.
And yet, the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice, under Attorney General William Barr, has launched a no-holds-barred investigation into the actual root of all these problems: The British Empire and its assets within the United States who thought they could bring down a President, whose “crime” was to promote friendly relations with Russia and China. The neoconservatives and Wall Street operatives who surround the President have done everything in their power to block Trump’s intentions: Refusing to follow his orders to pull out of Syria and Afghanistan; provoking crises in Venezuela, Iran and North Korea with the intention to overcome Trump’s rejection of regime change wars; falsely accusing China of reneging on proposed trade agreements in order to subvert a nearly completed deal; and peddling the “big lie” in the Mueller report that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
And yet, a solution is very much at hand. Trump intends to personally meet with Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi at the G20 Summit—precisely the four world leaders Lyndon LaRouche identified as the necessary combination to replace the decrepit British monetary system with a global credit system, to fuel the vast development potential of an expanded New Silk Road—as the title of the EIR Special Report conveys: “The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge.” It is only by acting personally, face to face with other world leaders, that Trump can, potentially, act on the LaRouche program.
The three weeks leading up to the G20 Summit must see a full mobilization of nations and individuals to bring about this necessary break through. The Memorial for Lyndon LaRouche this coming Saturday, June 8, in Manhattan, and the petition drive to convince Trump to exonerate LaRouche, is the launching point for this mobilization.
U.S. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC
FBI, National Institutes of Health in Latest Racist Purge of Chinese Scientists, Witch Hunt at Emory Lab
June 3 (EIRNS)—Just one month after three Chinese scientists conducting research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston were fired under direct orders from the FBI and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which was being directed by the FBI to run the purge, two Chinese-Americans, a husband and wife team, both U.S. citizens, were summarily fired from their biomedical lab at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, , their Chinese research assistants were fired, and the lab closed. Neuroscientists Li Xiaojiang and his wife, Li Shihua, who have worked at Emory for 23 years, are widely published and praised for their work on Huntington’s disease, working with mice and pigs to find a cure. They are charged with “failing to fully disclose foreign sources of research funding and the extent of their work for research institutions and universities in China,” according to a statement from the university.
Science magazine reports, however, that all of the scientists’ published papers list their funding and their collaboration with Chinese labs and institutions. Li Xiaojiang strongly denied the charges, and is furious that neither he nor his wife were pre-notified of the firing nor given a chance to respond to the charges.
“I was shocked that Emory University would terminate a tenured professor in such an unusual and abrupt fashion and close our combined lab consisting of a number of graduates and postdoctoral trainees without giving me specific details for the reasons behind my termination,” Li said in a statement.
Li further stated: “I have disclosed my Chinese research activity to Emory University each year since 2012. I have provided documents requested by Emory University during the investigation of my research activity in China since early November 2018.”
The FBI had seized their emails, as they have from at least 190 Chinese scientists around the country whom the NIH has targetted.
This racist and diabolical witch hunt, undermining scientific progress internationally as well as feeding the anti-China campaign politically, was launched last year under the direction of Bill Priestap, the head of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI until recently, who made it clear in Congressional testimony in 2018 that the target was China: “It is impossible to overstate the differences between the American and Chinese systems. China is an authoritarian, one-party state where the Chinese Communist Party reigns supreme. At the Chinese Communist Party’s direction, the Chinese government dominates every facet of Chinese life, through actions such as central economic planning, Internet and media censorship, and leveraging intrusive technologies.”
Not surprisingly, Priestap was also involved in the Russiagate coup attempt against President Donald Trump.
June 3 (EIRNS)—For the likes of Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, preventing Huawei 5G equipment from coming into the U.S. is not enough—they are demanding passage of a bill, offered by Warner, Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Tom Cotton (R-AR), to prevent Huawei 5G from coming in, but also to have taxpayers pay the carriers to tear out all 4G Huawei equipment. They guess that will run about $1 billion.
Starks said in an op-ed in The Hill May 26 that Huawei equipment has been sold to wireless carriers in the U.S. “for as little as one-quarter what other vendors charge for the same functionality, and that carriers have relied on Huawei to supply antennas and radios, electronics that move data across networks, and routers, servers and switches that make up the network core of existing 4G networks.” It’s all got to go, he says, and the government should pay.
Senator Warner said this about his bill: “The fund will offer significant resources to ensure that rural and regional providers can prioritize investments that eliminate this equipment from their existing networks where it poses a security threat. This type of effort will be an important signal to international partners that we are putting resources behind this issue, and encouraging them to do the same.”
STRATEGIC WAR DANGER
June 3 (EIRNS)—On May 29, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr., the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, accused Russia of violating the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by carrying out nuclear weapons testing at its Novaya Zemlya range in the Arctic. Ashely’s accusation, however, was vague and presented without evidence, and he had to back away from it to some degree in response to audience questions.
“United States believes that Russia probably is not adhering to the nuclear testing moratorium in a manner consistent with the zero-yield standard,” he reported in his prepared remarks during a presentation at the Hudson Institute in Washington. “Our understanding of nuclear weapon development leads us to believe Russia’s testing activities would help it improve its nuclear weapon capabilities. The United States, by contrast, has forgone such benefits by upholding a zero-yield standard.”
Under questioning from the Wall Street Journal’s Michael Gordon, however, Ashley had to go from “they’re probably testing” to “we believe they have the capability the way they’re set up.”
Other Trump Administration officials who, apparently, were there to back Ashely up were equally vague, saying Russia is “probably engaged in that sort of testing.”
The Russians, not surprisingly, responded angrily to Ashley’s claims.
“Washington is trying to divert attention from its own destructive policy on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by accusing Russia of violating the moratorium on nuclear tests,” Russia’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov told Sputnik. “It looks more like a smoke screen and an attempt to divert attention from the destructive line of the United States regarding the CTBT.” Ulyanov said the U.S. is keeping its nuclear testing sites ready for possible resumption of nuclear tests. A Defense Science Board report, released towards the end of 2016 did, in fact, urge for the U.S. resumption of nuclear testing.
Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov charged that the U.S. went public with its accusations without ever consulting Moscow ahead of time, reported TASS May 30. “We categorically refute these accusations,” he stressed. “They did not put this forward at consultations but instead did it through the media.” He further stated that it looks like “a well-planned, orchestrated attack not only at Russia, but also at the arms control regime as a whole, at the architecture of strategic stability.”
On May 30, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement characterizing Ashley’s accusation: “We consider the U.S. statement that Russia has ‘probably’ carried out low-yield nuclear tests as a gross provocation. Such claims are absolutely unfounded and aimed at trying to again demonize our country,” the ministry said, reported TASS. “Unfortunately, such escapades involving global mass media have become common. As a rule, they occur when Washington seeks to withdraw from another international treaty or is caught with non-compliance.”
The ministry stressed that it is clear that these provocations are aimed at distracting attention from the U.S. refusal to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
“Moreover, it is not ruled out that Washington may be preparing under this cover to resume its own full-scale nuclear tests,” the ministry countered, and stating that Russia declared a moratorium on tests in 1991 and ratified the test ban treaty in 2000. “We are again calling on the U.S. to show a responsible approach and ratify the CTBT, and without this it cannot enter into force. U.S. political and military leaders should bear in mind that the return to the era of nuclear tests may trigger grave consequences for global stability,” the Foreign Ministry said.
June 3 (EIRNS)—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded directly to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s June 2 announcement in Switzerland that the U.S. is prepared to talk to Iran without preconditions. Rouhani made clear that Iran is not prepared to talk to the U.S. unless the U.S. changes its behavior, specifically, with regard to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed by Iran, and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
“The party who left the negotiating table and upended an agreement must come back to normal conditions,” Rouhani said on June 2, during a speech in Tehran, the official PressTV quoted him as saying. Otherwise, he stated, Iran is left with no choice but to show resistance. “I declare as the representative of the Iranian nation that in this period, and for as long as the enemy does not regret its measures in the past, we have no way but to show resistance.” Rouhani said, however, that “if the enemy truly realizes it has taken a wrong and incorrect approach, then we can sit at the negotiating table and solve any issues.”
Nonetheless, there are multiple indirect contacts taking place between Washington and Tehran, and something may emerge soon.
June 3 (EIRNS)—Following President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that he intended to slap tariffs on Mexican imports, unless Mexico acted to stop the flow of migrants to the U.S. border, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador deployed a high-powered diplomatic team to Washington, headed by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, to meet with Trump Administration officials and seek a solution involving joint collaboration and a “common vision” for regional economic development, not punitive actions.
Early this morning, after President Trump’s tweets yesterday criticizing the plan to send the delegation, Ebrard held a press conference at the Mexican Embassy to outline Mexico’s position. He and his colleagues emphasized that the only reasonable approach to the migration crisis is to ensure implementation of the economic development program that the Mexican government described last December and presented formally on May 20, for southern Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle, of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
Ebrard and his colleagues also warned of the losses that would ensue to U.S. and Mexican producers should tariffs be imposed. Imposing tariffs, combined with cancellation of U.S. aid programs to Central America, will be counterproductive “and will not reduce the flow of migrants,” he stated. On the contrary, these measures will cause “financial instability,” and reduce Mexico’s ability to deal with migratory flows “or offer alternatives to the new migrants.” The flow of migrants to the U.S. comes primarily from Central America, not from Mexico, he explained, reporting that from last December to May of this year, Mexico detained 80,537 people and returned them to their homelands, mostly to the Northern Triangle countries. These actions were done at significant financial cost, he said, as Mexico supplies migrants with shelter, food, transportation, and medical care.
“We’re here in the U.S. not just to talk,” he explained, “but to outline successful measures…. Mexico is prepared to work with the U.S. to deal with problems of common interest. We have faith in dialogue and in policy as an instrument to avoid a costly and unnecessary confrontation. We believe our nations can arrive at an agreement on how to deal with an issue, in which we have different approaches. There are no limits except those delineated by the Mexican Constitution and by a defense of Mexico’s dignity,” he said.
Beijing Agricultural Official Warns, Chinese Market at Stake for U.S. Farmers If Trade War Continues
June 3 (EIRNS)—China’s Deputy Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister Han Jun is warning that American farmers could lose access to China’s market “for good,” once China’s retaliatory tariffs on American products take effect.
In an interview with Xinhua, reported by South China Morning Post, Han warned that “if the U.S. doesn’t lift all additional tariffs [on Chinese goods], bilateral agricultural product trade between China and the U.S., including the soybean trade, will never go back to normal. If the U.S. loses China’s market, it will be very difficult for the U.S. to regain it.” He also warned that the two disbursements of financial aid which the Trump Administration has made available to farmers, won’t be enough to offset their potential losses, should they lose the Chinese market.
Han emphasized that China will find ways to diversify its sources of soybeans, a large quantity of which comes from the U.S., including encouraging Chinese farmers to produce them, as well as increasing purchases from Russia and Brazil.
In 2017, China imported 32.8 million tons of soybeans from the U.S., amounting to one-third of its total soy imports of 95 million tons. Last year, imports of U.S. soybeans dropped by almost half, to 16.6 million tons, but imports from Brazil grew by 30% to 66 million tons, or three-quarters of total imports.
Han was confident that China will be able to diversify its exports that now go to the United States, to other nations in Southeast Asia, Japan, and Europe.
THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER
June 3 (EIRNS)—At its 14th tri-annual conference in Mecca, Saudi Arabia over the weekend, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued an endorsement of the Transaqua project for the restoration of Lake Chad. In a speech at the summit, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari commended the decision, pointing to its benefits for the local economy. Noting that the shrinking of the lake had caused severe economic deprivation, fuelled illegal migration to Europe, the displacement of communities and radicalization of youth, Buhari said, “In this connection, we welcome the various interventions under the Special Program for the Development of Africa, the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development [both programs of the Islamic Development Bank] and the recent approved Science and Technology Fund [of Egypt], among others. We urge them to do more as their contributions towards poverty alleviation and peace building,” he stated.
The OIC is the second largest intergovernmental institution in the world, just after the UN, with 57 member states from four continents, representing 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. As a result, it has a much higher percentage of “developing” nations of the world (than the UN), and is more attuned to their perspective. Buhari, as President of one of the four states bordering Lake Chad (along with Niger, Chad and Cameroon), has seen the lake disappear, and the growing devastation and radicalization which resulted; and the six members states of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (along with Libya and Central African Republic).
In 2018, the OIC approved $9 billion for development in the region, specifically identifying Boko Haram, saying in their statement, the security, stability and development of the Lake Chad region remain priorities for the OIC. At the same conference, they signed an MOU with the Lake Chad Basin Commission to save the lake.
June 3 (EIRNS)—In reviewing the book Scenes from the Heart written by Malena Ernman, mother of the 16-year-old climate fanatic Greta Thunberg, Danish journalist Mikael Jalving calls it “horrifying reading,” as it reveals how Greta Thunberg and her sister have been victims of their mother’s psychological abuse. In comments to the Danish tabloid BT, reported by Sputnik today, Jalving refers to Thunberg as a “poor thing,” trapped in a “disintegrating family.” His review appeared in the May 24 issue of the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten.
Malena Ernman was an opera singer who dragged her children along with her as she toured the world.
“This book contains a story of failure,” Jalving said. Greta Thunberg in the past had been diagnosed with depression and an eating disorder, and currently suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. Her younger sister Beata has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, Asberger’s, and OCD.
Jalving told BT that, instead of addressing why both her daughters are so ill, Ernman focused on making Greta Thunberg a star. Consider that “Greta’s diagnoses are about never having roots in her childhood. They have been moving around like a family of jugglers. It’s a very celebrated life on the surface, but the daughters have been dragged along,” he tells BT. Of Greta Thunberg, he opines, “I think ‘poor girl.’ She would like to be an adult, but has not been allowed to be a child. Her childhood is gone, and now she is a kind of grown-up child.” Mother Ernman’s career has ended, he stated, “which is why she has kidnapped her eldest daughter and is using her skills.”
Jalving praised Thunberg’s efforts to “save” the environment, Sputnik reports, but argued that she is part of a “devilish covenant” with her mother. “The family is in deep crisis … the book should have never been published, but instead one should have tried to help the family. The book is a cry for help,” he concluded.
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