EIR Daily Alert Service, THURSDAY, November 28, 2019
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019
Volume 6, Number 236
EIR Daily Alert Service
- P.O. Box 17390, Washington, DC 20041-0390
- Ukraine Lies; Anti-China Hysteria Are Pre-War Operations
- President Trump Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys, Lambasts ‘Turkeys’ in Congress and ‘Vultures’ in Media
- CDC Demographic Statistics for U.S. Provide Evidence of a Collapsing Nation
- Ted Cruz Escalates His War Provocations Against China
- Russia Demonstrates Avangard Hypersonic Vehicle For U.S.
- NATO To Assemble ‘Wise Persons’ Group To Tell It What Its Future Should Be
- Outgoing EU Council President Tusk Denounces President Trump on Eve of NATO Summit
- Pope Francis Decries Use of Nuclear Power as ‘Selfish Decisions’
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Wants To Find Out Why Congress Hasn’t Reinstated Glass-Steagall
- European Commission Seeks To Spend 3 Trillion in ‘Climate Protection’ by 2030
- German Farmers Mass 5,600 Tractors in Berlin Against EU Dictates, Farm Protests Hit Brussels, Paris, Dublin
- Bolivian ‘Government’ Strikes at Mexico for Protecting Evo Morales, Harboring His Former Officials
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—The Anglo-American neocon/neolib apparatus is engaged in a massive offensive in the U.S. and Europe to demonize China, using the NED/Soros-financed Jacobin revolt in Hong Kong and the leak of documents supposedly showing China’s human rights violations against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. While this mobilization of all the treasonous forces is clearly aimed at stopping President Donald Trump’s intention to sign a partial trade deal with President Xi Jinping—originally planned to take place at the APEC Summit in Chile (before the summit was cancelled), but still on the agenda for signing this year—it is far more than that. Trump has refused to capitulate, thus far, insisting that Hong Kong and Xinjiang must be resolved by the sovereign state of China, and praising Xi Jinping as a great leader and a friend.
The entire Ukraine operation, beginning with the support by Barack Obama’s government and the NED/George Soros apparatus for the overtly Nazi militia and NGOs which ran the 2014 coup against the elected Ukraine government, was intended to provoke a war between Russia and NATO, which is still a definite danger.
The same is true of the anti-China lies and hysterics. Sen. Ted Cruz, perhaps the most rabid liar and war hawk against China, dressed in black while visiting Hong Kong to show “solidarity” with the anarchist fire-bombers and killers, calling them “peaceful demonstrators for democracy.” Cruz has now introduced a bill explicitly demanding that the Congress declare Taiwan be “sovereign”—which is an open provocation for war with China. The accusation that the Chinese policy for dealing with the terrorist threat in Xinjiang—education and vocational training in camps for a year or less for those being subjected to ISIS propaganda and recruitment—is a horrible affront to human rights and “our values,” means that those making the charge believe China should follow the U.S. and British approach to the “war on terror”—i.e., bombing several countries back to the stone age (actually anti-terrorism countries, at that), leaving them in ruins and controlled by warring terrorist gangs. Should China bomb Xinjiang? Is that the way to respect “freedom and democracy”? There have been no more terrorist incidents in three years, allowing the population to live in peace and security and to participate in the rapidly expanding economy of the region and the country.
It is to be recalled that the international terrorist movement was created in Afghanistan in the 1970s and 1980s by the likes of Zbigniew Brzezinski, who mobilized Islamic radicals from the Middle East/North Africa and elsewhere, bringing them to Afghanistan, where they were armed and trained to fight the Russian invasion. Thus was born al-Qaeda. This was based on the theories of Bernard Lewis, the author of the “Clash of Civilizations” and of the “Bernard Lewis Plan” for an “Arc of Crisis”—surrounding the soft underbelly of the Soviet Union with jihadist movements. Among these were Uighurs from China, just as there are many Uighurs fighting with al-Qaeda and ISIS in the war in Syria, where U.S. arming of “moderate” insurgents has actually armed the terrorists. Many of the remaining ISIS forces in Idlib Province are Uighurs, who would take their jihad back to China if they were allowed.
The newly published EIR Special Report, “End the McCarthyite Witch Hunt Against China and President Trump,” demonstrates that the ongoing coup attempt against the President is precisely motivated by his absolute intention to establish friendly relations with both Russia and China (while also resolving the massive trade deficit with China). This is a casus belli to the British Empire and its assets in the United States. Directly connected to that is the now widely recognized reality that the Western financial system is unravelling, with the Federal Reserve pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into the banking system to keep things afloat a few more weeks or months. President Trump’s intention regarding Russia and China, as well as his rejection of regime-change wars, takes away the Empire’s capacity to declare emergency wartime conditions to enforce the austerity they are now imposing internationally under the cover of “climate change” lies, demanding the end of industrial progress in order to reduce CO2. Trump’s capacity to reject the globalization (read neo-imperialism) scam, both the endless wars and the anti-growth ideology, demonstrates that as the bubble bursts, he may not turn to his incompetent Wall Street advisers, but to the LaRouche plan for Glass Steagall reform and credit for the real economy, and for scientific and space development.
U.S. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC
President Trump Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys, Lambasts ‘Turkeys’ in Congress and ‘Vultures’ in Media
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—Clearly enjoying himself, yesterday, President Donald Trump held a ceremony in the Rose Garden in which he officially pardoned two North Carolina-bred turkeys—Bread and Butter—which otherwise might have ended as someone’s Thanksgiving feast. These two turkeys, he said, are magnificent birds—not so with some other turkeys now inhabiting Congress or among the media.
Explaining that Abe Lincoln had been the first to spare turkeys at his son’s request, he observed that other Presidents had followed suit. Of course, he continued, “Bread and Butter were raised to remain calm under any conditions, which is important because they’ve already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff’s basement on Thursday. It’s true, hundreds of people have [received subpoenas].
“It appears that Democrats are accusing me of being too soft on turkey,” Trump said. “But Bread and Butter, I should note, that unlike previous witnesses, you and I have actually met. It’s very unusual … very unusual. In any event, I expect this pardon will be very popular with the media. After all, turkeys are closely related to vultures. I don’t know if I like that line, but there is some truth to it,” he concluded, to some laughter among those attending.
In a serious note, President Trump’s Thanksgiving Proclamation today acknowledged the unity between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe that allowed the colonists to survive, and their progeny to establish a great nation. “More than 150 years later, it was in this same spirit of unity that President George Washington declared a National Day of Thanksgiving following the Revolutionary War and the ratification of our Constitution. … Following the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, in an effort to unite the country and acknowledge the ‘gracious gifts of the Most High God,’ President Abraham Lincoln asked the American people to come together and ‘set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.’ ”
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—The National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their findings for the U.S. in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The statistics are devastating confirmation of the continued rapid decline of the American population’s health and wellbeing.
• The birth rate in 2018 again declined, by 2% over 2017, the lowest rate in over three decades.
• The fertility rate, the number of children on average per woman, fell to 1.729, whereas 2.1 is considered the “replacement” rate.
• Middle-aged Americans are dying from preventable diseases at increasing rates, and they “tend to be clustered in the nation’s Rust Belt, where economies once boomed with a thriving steel industry, but have been in decline since the 1970s,” wrote NBC, in its coverage of the report yesterday. “That’s when the U.S. began losing pace with other countries,” said Dr. Steven Woolf, lead author of the new CDC report and the director emeritus of the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University.” He observed: “This is a distinctly American phenomenon.”
• Overdose death rates rose from 2.3 deaths per 100,000 people in that age group in 1999, to 23.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017, a ten-fold increase.
• “Life expectancy in America increased steadily from the late 1950s through 2014, when it peaked at 78.9 years. It then declined for the next three years, falling to 78.6 years in 2017. Researchers attribute that downturn to a growing number of people dying well before they should, between the ages of 25 and 64,” reported NBC.
• Although the major cause of these deaths is “drug overdoses, particularly opioids, alcohol and suicides,” but there are also increases in diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure, reflecting the lack of adequate income and health care.
• The most affected areas are the Ohio Valley (Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky) and New England. The study authors say that the economic downturns that began in those states during the 1970s and the 1980s fueled chronic stress among their citizens, and are now manifested in growing midlife death rates. “If you’re trying to make ends meet, you’re less likely to go to the doctor. You may not do a good job taking care of your diabetes or heart disease,” Woolf said. “Also, you may be more likely to adopt unhealthy coping behaviors. You may turn to drugs as access to opioids becomes more prevalent as it did in the 1990s.”
• The trends were noted across all races and ethnicities, “including African American populations that have experienced disproportionately high death rates relative to whites for generations.”
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—Already knee deep in the color revolution in Hong Kong, where he dressed in black to show solidarity with the violent gangs, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has now directly provoked China to war by issuing a bill to declare Taiwan a sovereign state. Called the “Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty Act,” Cruz’s bill aims to “peel back some of the extreme insults of Taiwanese that are inflicted by the one-China policy protocol,” such as the ban of Taiwan’s officials from visiting U.S. government agencies, and prohibiting the island’s exchange students at West Point from wearing the uniform of their own “military,” as reported in South China Morning Post.
This idiocy would break the foundation of the One China policy adopted by both the U.S. and China in 1972. A former advisor to Bush and briefly of Trump, Christian Whiton, described the Cruz bill at a Hudson Institute event, stating, “I hope this will be a good start.”
The Global Times yesterday responded in an op-ed that the scheme is a provocation which could lead directly to war:
“China must be and will be reunified—this is Beijing’s persistent position. China has already made it clear that ‘if anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese military has no choice but to fight at all cost for national unity.’
“The bill is a bare provocation. Anyone who challenges China’s core interests must pay a heavy price. Once Cruz’s proposal becomes a concrete policy, the U.S. will certainly be placed in a dangerous situation. If U.S. politicians continue to interfere in the Taiwan question, they will eventually draw fire against themselves. The worst-case scenario could even be a termination of the U.S.-led order in Asia.
“Politicians like Cruz reflect the decline and inefficiency of U.S. politics. They are like clowns performing burlesques on the world power’s political stage. The worst is that Cruz and his likes are good at mobilizing public opinion, but lack basic history knowledge. If Cruz understands a little about the Korean War in the 1950s, he will figure out how much the powerful U.S. paid for underestimating China’s determination.
“The proposal might indeed be a ‘start,’ as Whiton hopes, but one of disasters. Cruz and his colleagues had better ask if the Pentagon is well prepared.”
STRATEGIC WAR DANGER
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—Russia has demonstrated the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle to the U.S., the Russian Defense Ministry announced yesterday. “Under the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START), a U.S. inspection group was shown the Avangard missile system with the hypersonic boost-glide vehicle on the territory of Russia on Nov. 24-26, 2019,” the ministry said in a statement, reported TASS. This was done under provisions of New START which requires inspection of any new system put into service that has implications for the limits imposed by the treaty on nuclear warheads and delivery vehicles. In this case, the Avangard is being installed on two UR-100N UTTKh ICBMs (NATO SS-19) which are to go on “experimental” combat duty in December.
The Russians are freely acknowledging that because the Avangard is being installed on ICBMs it comes under the jurisdiction of the New START treaty. The War Zone’s Joseph Trevithick reported in a Nov. 26 article, however, that the U.S. is complaining that the Russians still see the Burevestnik nuclear-powered/nuclear-armed cruise missile, and the Poseidon nuclear-powered/nuclear-armed long-range torpedo as exempt. Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, told TASS that Russian President Vladimir Putin should now move towards discussing how these other strategic systems fit into the arms control architecture and “invite the United States to work with Russia to clarify how the U.S. has converted nuclear launchers to conventional launchers to comply with the treaty.”
Viktor Yesin, a former commander of the Strategic Missile Forces and a frequent commentator on related matters, told TASS that the demonstration of the Avangard to the U.S. under the terms of the treaty may stir the United States into extending the New START agreement. “Ahead of the deployment of the new missile system in December, the missile to be deployed is demonstrated to the other party. It is a standard procedure envisaged by the treaty. Obviously, it should give the Americans an extra stimulus to extend the treaty,” he said, adding that this way the Russian side is demonstrating its strict compliance with the treaty’s provisions and is ready to show even its newest weapons as required by the New START.
According to the TASS press review of this morning, Vedomosti writes that if the U.S. administration allows the treaty to expire, such inspections will no longer be possible.
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—NATO heads of state and government will gather in London next week, Dec. 4, for the alliance’s 70th anniversary, but will be dogged by questions about whether it’s relevant, or worse, brain-dead. Reuters reports that to address the concerns about NATO’s future, the summit is likely to adopt a Franco-German proposal to create a group of respected figures under Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, diplomats said, who would then report back in late 2021 in time for NATO’s next summit. “We are trying to channel the electric shock produced [by French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments that NATO is ‘brain dead’] to structure a political debate,” a senior French diplomat involved in discussions told Reuters. The aim is to secure a “re-balanced transatlantic alliance,” the diplomat said, with Europe recognizing Washington is carrying too much weight.
President Donald Trump is the big wild card for the summit, but now, not the only one. “Of course no one knows what Trump will say,” said a senior European NATO diplomat. “But now we don’t know what Macron or [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan will say either.”
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—Reuters reports today that the outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk, also the former president of Poland, in an interview with German daily Die Zeit, ripped into U.S. President Donald Trump for what he described as an effort to break up the EU, on the eve of Trump’s visit to the U.K. for the NATO Summit next week on Dec. 3-4.
“U.S. President Donald Trump poses one of the biggest challenges for the European Union because he is praying for the breakup of the bloc,” Tusk said. “Trump has welcomed Britain’s decision to leave the EU, labeling Europe a trade foe and questioning the value of the trans-Atlantic defense alliance NATO.”
Tusk raved on: “For the first time in history, there is an American President who is openly against a united Europe. He supports Brexit and prays for the breakup of the Union.” He said Trump was out to weaken the EU, and that this was the “most difficult challenge” for the organization.
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—Speaking on the plane returning from his trip to Japan, the Satanic Pope Francis not only attacked the use of nuclear weapons but also took aim at nuclear energy, suggesting it represented a threat “to creation,” and to “our common home.” Breitbart News reported today. In the future, he warned, “we cannot make purely selfish decisions … we must choose a humble and sober way of life that recognizes the urgent realities we are called to face.” Live in grass huts, with no electricity?
Francis was echoing remarks made while in Japan, in which he cited the position of Japan’s Catholic bishops, who had called in March of 2011 for the abolition of nuclear power following the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in the aftermath of Japan’s worst earthquake and tsunami, both secular and Catholic media reported. “Important decisions will have to be made about the use of natural resources, and future energy sources in particular,” he said.
On his plane trip home to Rome, the Pope warned that “an accident can always occur. Nuclear energy has limits … because we have not yet achieved absolute security…. You could tell me that even electricity could cause a disaster due to a lack of security, but it would be a very small disaster. A disaster at a nuclear power plant would be a major disaster. Security systems have not yet been resolved. It’s my personal opinion, but I wouldn’t use nuclear power until it’s completely safe. Some say that it is a risk to the care of creation and that the use of nuclear energy must be banned.” There have, however, been no deaths attributed to nuclear contamination in the Fukushima accident, either at the time or since.
As for himself, Francis said, “I’m drawing the line at security. There is no guarantee … that a disaster will not occur…. Then there’s creation, the disaster that nuclear power causes to creation, to the human person.” As evidence, he offered the Chernobyl disaster that occurred 33 years ago. However, UN figures give at most 47 radiation-related deaths over 20 years.
“I think we have breached the limit with regard to the environment,” he said, decrying the use of pesticides, whose banning has provoked mass demonstrations of farmers throughout Europe. And, he said further, look at the “rearing of chickens that doctors tell mothers not to feed their children because they give them hormones and are harmful to their health. There are so many rare diseases today due to the misuse of the environment. Either the care of the environment takes place today or it never will.”
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has mentioned the feared word—Glass-Steagall—which no other Democratic presidential candidate dares mention.
In a video-taped meeting Nov. 24 with supporters, carried on Twitter, Gabbard discussed the “revolving door” by which executives from Wall Street banks or corporate America go back and forth between their private-sector jobs and U.S. government jobs, serving as lawmakers or in some other capacity, involving “oversight and responsibility.” They go back and forth, so, she said, “We can’t be naive enough” to think that someone who’s been working on Wall Street and is then appointed to a position on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “is somehow all of a sudden going to be advocating for us” now that they’re into a government position. No. “They look out for big banks on Wall Street,” and go back and get paid a lot of money when they go back to that industry.
Gabbard explained that, “that’s why we’re in a position today that big banks on Wall Street are bigger than when they were ‘too big to fail.’ Why is it that Congress hasn’t reinstated Glass-Steagall? That’s heresy for so many in Washington because of the influence that these big banks have in Washington and on elected officials, on senior staffers.” Americans, she said, “get why this is so important. People aren’t stupid. Unfortunately, Washington doesn’t give people the credit that they deserve.”
The Hawaii Representative also told the gathering that “a democracy can only be strong if we the people are informed, involved and working side-by-side. I will be your voice, taking the power back from the self-serving corrupt politicians and usher in a 21st century of peace and national security, human dignity and true equality.” She might have added that implementing Lyndon LaRouche’s Four Laws should be the priority to achieve that goal. She was correct in saying that people should “demand more and better from our elected leaders; pass legislation that will close the revolving door that we have in Washington right now, that perpetuates so much of the legal corruption that we are seeing.”
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—Leaks of an internal document of the EU Commission reveal that experts there are seeking for Europe to spend no less than €3 trillion for climate protection by 2030, half of that to come from the Commission directly, from the European Investment Bank (EIB), now turned into a “climate bank,” and the European Investment Fund; the other half will be shouldered by corporations and citizens. The EIB will march ahead, with €60 billion annually by 2025, the EIF will contribute €27 billion annually from 2020 on.
This is in line with new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s announcement for the EU to pass new regulations making sure that €1 trillion will be spent by 2030, up to €100 billion annually from 2020 on for drastic emissions reduction and “sustainable technologies” replacing old industries because they were “too dirty.”
But it’s really just a green bail-out for a banking system that is very much in the red.
THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER
German Farmers Mass 5,600 Tractors in Berlin against EU Dictates; Farm Protests Hit Brussels, Paris, Dublin
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—Up to 15,000 farmers and their families took part in a national protest rally in Berlin yesterday, against excessive new EU regulations against herbicides and pesticides, as well as other economic crisis conditions, and against farmer-bashing by Green enragés. Some 5,600 tractors from all regions of Germany rolled into the city, with the rally extending more than 10 km inside the German capital, eyewitnesses reported to EIR.
Today farmers also protested in Paris with hundreds of tractors. In Dublin, farmers have blocked streets in the city center for two days. This week’s mass protests follow earlier ones in 17 cities in Germany in October, as well as in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Ireland.
In Berlin yesterday, Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner was met with booing farmers angry with her lack of commitment to defend German agriculture against the EU Commission. Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a special dialogue on Dec. 2, inviting 40 agricultural groups and related organizations to Berlin, in attempt to pull the farmers onboard with the EU policy.
The Berlin protest went against the escalating mob attacks on farmers and their families by brainwashed greenies in the population. A farmer reported in a speech at the Berlin rally that her children are bullied by other children at school, who accuse them of torturing animals and murdering insects.
Farmer bashing seems to be the fad these days, with the Greens in the forefront. Typical was leading Green Party member Anton Hofreiter who attacked the Berlin rally as completely wrong, and defending EU environmentalist agriculture regulations, saying farmers had to respect “environmental protection.”
In Paris today, the tractors converged in Avenue Foch, near Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Farmers spoke, saying that their “whole profession” is under attack, whether growing livestock and grains or dairy. One placard said, “I produce, I feed, I die.”
In Dublin, farmers disrupted traffic with their tractors, beginning Nov. 26 and ending this afternoon, to protest the impossibly low prices they are getting for their beef, and in general the untenable conditions for farming. In September, there were pickets outside packing plants across Ireland, for the same reason. The farmers warn they will again protest on Dec. 15, if nothing is done by the government.
Nov. 27 (EIRNS)—At a moment when Bolivian falangist Luis Camacho has announced he “might” run for president in next year’s “free and fair” elections, the country’s illegitimate President Jeanine Añez is attacking Mexico for allowing former President Evo Morales to publicly denounce the Nov. 11 military coup against him, and for also granting asylum to 20 former government officials now at the Mexican embassy in La Paz.
Yesterday, Foreign Minister Karen Longaric announced she would file a formal protest with the Mexican ambassador for harboring five “fugitives”—former government officials and one former governor—for whom arrest warrants have been issued, El Deber reported. Among the five are former Minister to the Presidency Juan Ramón Quintana, one of Evo Morales’s most trusted advisers. Interior Minister Arturo Murillo swore upon taking power that he’d “hunt down” the “animal” Quintana, whom he has accused of terrorism, sedition, treason and ordering mass violence and protest following Morales’s forced resignation.
The cited “evidence” against Quintana came from an interview he gave to Sputnik news agency in early November, warning that if there were a coup, Bolivia would be turned into a Vietnam-style battleground because of the repressive actions that Morales’s adversaries would take—which is close to what happened. Longaric announced that a local prosecutor has made known that Quintana and the others won’t receive a safe-conduct pass to leave the country, even though they have been granted asylum by Mexico. Murillo also filed suit against Evo Morales last week, charging him with sedition, terrorism and provoking an armed uprising, and warned he would soon file the same suit at the International Court at The Hague. He wants Morales and former Vice President Alvaro García Linera locked up for decades.
From Mexico, Evo Morales reported that Interpol has issued a “blue notice” against him for “crimes I didn’t commit.” A blue notice, according to Interpol’s website, seeks “additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities related to a crime.” Chile’s daily El Ciudadano reports that the blue notice has been sent to the governments of Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela (presumably Guaidó) and Mexico, which Morales explains simply reflects the Añez government’s persecution of him.
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