Due to a planned power outage on Friday, 1/14, between 8am-1pm PST, some services may be impacted.
Sept. 16 (EIRNS)—It’s an oversimplification to describe the world today as having a number of dangerous hotspots, amidst otherwise positive developments in the New Silk Road and space exploration projects. Granted, there’s truth in that. But the larger truth, enabling decisive action, is that recent decades of the neo-British Empire system of geopolitics, monetarism and cultural warfare are crashing to a close. It’s the moment to force a shift. It’s going to be Heaven or Hell.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche provided this insight in her presentation last week at the Euro-Asia Economic Forum inChina, in her address, “How To Help the West To Better Understand the Belt and Road Initiative.” She cited the 1971 warning by Lyndon LaRouche that there would come a time, if the imperial system was allowed to proceed, when “a new depression and a new fascism” would ensue, if it were not replaced by “a new world economic order.”
The interests of the empire know full well that now is the end times for them, and thus they are up to their old tricks. Anything—including war—to prevent a new world order. That is the way to understand the latest incident of international crisis unfolding, based on the Sept. 14 drone attack on the Aramco oil complex in Saudi Arabia. With or without the fact that the Yemeni Houthis are claiming credit for the assault, a hue and cry went up from warhawks in the U.S. to attack Iran, even while Aramco was still burning. In other words, to rush to war—exactly the British imperial scenario.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted Sept. 14, that it was Iran which did the attack on Saudi Arabian oil, though no evidence was available. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is calling for the U.S. to bomb Iranian oil refineries; Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Dick Cheney’s daughter, is cheering this on. On Sept. 15 President Donald Trump had a National Security Council meeting with Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, after which Trump, too, sent out a message that the U.S. is “locked and loaded” for a military response if necessary. He said, he awaited verification. Iran denied the accusation. This morning Trump sent out a message, “...they say that they had nothing to do with the attack on Saudi Arabia. Well see?”
Then later today, after meeting with U.S. military leaders, Trump struck a more diplomatic tone, and announced he is sending Pompeo to Saudi Arabia, “The United States is more prepared” for conflict than any other country in history, he observed to reporters, but, “With that being said, we’d certainly like to avoid it.”
Meantime, governments around the world are warning against hasty actions and lack of verification. As of the time of this writing, U.S. and Saudi officials are on site, claiming preliminarily that the ballistic drone devices found were Iranian made, but no verification of where they were launched from.
The situation bears all the markings of the standard British imperial gamesmanship: create conditions of strife and misery, then pit each against all. No wonder it is taking place in the lands divided under the secret 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement to carve up “Asia Minor.”
Uploaded by Seattle Community Media on