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July 19—“There is a tide in the affairs of men/Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;/Omitted, all the voyage of their life/Is bound in shallows and in miseries./On such a full sea are we now afloat,/And we must take the current when it serves,/Or lose our ventures.”/—Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act IV, Scene 3A New International Security and Development Architecture is both being proposed, and already taking place, involving forces for peace that are defying the warmongering “gods of Olympus” of the Anglosphere. “Promethean”-minded institutions and individuals are successfully defying the dangerous, but doomed gods of the obsolete NATO, and the bankrupt City of London/Wall Street. They can howl and scream, as the EU does at Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, but there is nothing they can offer or do to stop history, except a thermonuclear “Götterdämmerung.” How must we deploy to stop this? A “Council of Elders” within the Anglosphere—those that have not forgotten diplomacy and negotiation, or how to think—must seize this fleeting moment, when peace is yet possible, speaking loudly, and in unison: “No More War!”Was it Global NATO’s International Assassination Bureau that took a shot at Donald Trump—and missed? Was that the same grouping that had, only two months earlier, shot and almost killed Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico? Is assassination the way that the City of London and Wall Street financial interests, for whom NATO is merely the policeman, intend to “Trump-proof” NATO? There are many questions, and much speculation. Leaving aside the distractions and dead-ends momentarily convulsing the minds of the multitude, however, let us review, from above, the results of what has happened over the first 15 days of the month of July.Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, held a just-published interview with the Financial Times, regarding his July 11 meeting with Donald Trump. That meeting followed Orbán’s July 2 meeting with NATO's sock puppet Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelenskyy, his July 5 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his July 8 meeting with China’s Xi Jinping. The FT reported that “Donald Trump will quickly demand peace talks between Russia and Ukraine if he wins November’s U.S. presidential election and has developed ‘well-founded plans’ for doing so, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has claimed after private discussions with the Republican candidate. That prospect means the EU should reopen direct diplomatic communication with Russia and start ‘high-level’ negotiations with China to find a peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine, the Hungarian prime minister said in a private letter to EU leaders following consultations in Moscow and Beijing.”Then, FT quotes Orbán directly. “We can expect no peace initiative coming from [Trump] until the elections. I can however surely state that shortly after his election victory, he will not wait until his inauguration, but will be ready to act as a peace broker immediately.”Another aspect of the July 11 meeting not reported by the FT, and in light of recent events, equally important, has been recounted by Orbán’s political director, Balázs Orbán (no relation), who was also present at the Mar-a-Lago dinner held by Donald Trump with Prime Minister Orbán. On that occasion, the Prime Minister and the American former President discussed, among other things, the “unprecedented divisions and calls for violence (that) are taking place in America.” Orbán’s political director observed that “the West clearly thinks that it is at war with Russia, and that all means are permitted in war. In other words, anyone who speaks against the war consensus is the internal enemy against whom all means are permitted. This approach dominates in the Western press against the pro-peace politicians and this affects Hungary as well.”Two days later, in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump turned his head, and catastrophe, directly or indirectly, authored by what Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze calls the “War Party,” was barely averted. America is now temporarily shocked into self-reflection, as of Saturday, July 13, by “the violence that violence produced.” 2024 must be the year that Americans decide, through mass action if necessary, as Scott Ritter and others have suggested, to compel their nation to renounce the violence of NATO’s perpetual wars. “But how” the “realists” ask, “would that ever actually happen?”To do that, independent candidates for federal office, such as Diane Sare and Jose Vega in New York State, who are advocating the physical economy solutions of the late economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche—such as his LaRouche Four Laws—must campaign to advance the original, anti-colonial principles of the American Revolution. This can work, because those very principles, in approximation, are now being discussed and adopted by nations of the Global South/Global Majority, even as they are abandoned by the once-progressive “West.” To do this, is to operate from the “mountaintop” of principle, as Martin Luther King did—not tactics, program, or even policy, as generally conceived.To illustrate what we mean by the term “principle,” here is Principle Four of Schiller Institute chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s “Ten Principles of a New International Security and Development Architecture.” “Since mankind is the only creative species known so far in the universe, and given the fact that human creativity is the only source of wealth through the potentially limitless discovery of new universal principles, one of the main aims of the new International Security and Development Architecture must be providing access to universal education for every child and adult person living. The true nature of man is to become a beautiful soul, as Friedrich Schiller discusses, and the only person that can fulfill this is the genius.”Public discourse, involving all citizens, now, in the construction of a new international security and development architecture, is precisely the universal education that can create the conditions for the flourishing of genius, as it did at the Council of Florence in 1439, through the genius Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa, one of the unrecognized Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. This, the politics of principle, politics from Martin Luther King’s and Lyndon LaRouche’s mountaintop, is the only politics of practice, only “practical politics,” that will equip us to outflank, in time, the infinite miscalculation of the “mad, old, diseased and dying” imperial/colonial era’s thermonuclear “Götterdämmerung.”
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July 6—Today, we will begin with a sort of spiritual exercise, as opposed to a mere chronicle, regarding world current history on the edge of thermonuclear war. We start with unexpected, disruptive, far-reaching changes going on in the world—and, implicitly, in the circumstances of life of everyone in it. These changes, however, are not actually understandable from the standpoint of “political events,” or “trends,” though they might appear to be so. They are understandable as a “One” through a higher idea of what is generating them. That higher realm is the realm of principle, a domain which for the “practical man” does not exist, and to which most are hostile. From this higher level, we insist, one cannot depart, if you are attempting to correctly analyze any of the “constituent parts” of today’s strategic picture.Helga Zepp-LaRouche addressed the 57th consecutive meeting of the International Peace Coalition on Friday. Here is an excerpt from that presentation:“Hello to all of you. Lots of things are happening very fast, because we are in a tectonic change of the world order, so it is quite normal that the speed of events would be sped up as compared to usual times. The most interesting, and actually, positive development is the fact that Prime Minister Orbán of Hungary is in Moscow right now. He had already a joint meeting with President Putin. This is extremely important. Hungary assumed the EU Presidency for six months on July 1st. On July 2nd, Orbán already was in Kyiv, talking with President Zelenskyy. As I said, he is now on the 5th in Moscow and met with Putin. The initial reading from the response is quite encouraging. Putin said that he regards this as a very important beginning; that he’s grateful that Orbán came. He was briefed by Orbán on the Western view of the situation, and they were discussing ways to settle the Ukraine crisis. Obviously in Brussels, all kinds of people have started to hyperventilate. Von der Leyen said that Orbán doesn’t have the mandate of the EU. Charles Michel also said likewise. Von der Leyen even said this is appeasement; and Stoltenberg also said that Orbán has no [NATO] mandate, and that there are no signs Putin is ready for peace.“Obviously, the discussion is proving the opposite, namely that there is important motion. I think this is a very first, hopeful sign, because the point we have been making the whole time is that we absolutely have to return to diplomacy and a negotiated settlement. That doesn’t mean that you immediately say who is right and who is wrong, but there is no alternative to diplomacy in the time of thermonuclear weapons.“The other dramatic developments, which I only want to touch upon, is obviously the election result in Great Britain, where a landslide defeat of the Tories occurred. The Tories now have only 131 seats, as compared to Labour’s 410 seats. This is generally regarded as an earthquake after 40 years of Tory government. What this new Labour government will be, remains to be seen. There are some worrisome signs that the foreign policy may not change all that much, but that remains to be seen. Then, this coming Sunday, we will have the second round of the election in France, where as of now, the polls do not indicate that a Macron victory is in the cards. It is generally expected that if there would be a right-wing Le Pen-dominated government, that there would be a very difficult period of co-participation between the Presidency and the government. Obviously, these election defeats which we have seen, starting with the European Parliament election, is a loud and clear vote of the population against the present policies of the Establishment, both in terms of the war policy, but also in terms of the austerity policy. Because all this militarization of Europe goes along with the most dramatic cuts in the economy, austerity, Schachtian economics of the worst kind, and the population is rejecting that very, very forcefully.”Clearly, whether we wish it or not, we now find ourselves, financially, economically, militarily, culturally, physically leaving one set of “well-known” world conditions, and entering another, almost entirely unknown, and for which our mostly wrong ideas have prepared us to fail. The world that we are entering is, nonetheless, one being formed largely by our actions—or inaction. President Xi Jinping of China put it this way, in his opening speech to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Plus: “The international landscape is undergoing rapid transformation. A new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is advancing fast. As human civilization marches forward in big strides, factors of insecurity, instability and uncertainty are evidently increasing. To cope with this major transformation, the key is to have the wisdom to see the changes, the ability to deal with the changes, and the courage to make changes. We need to bear in mind that we live in a community with a shared future, and always uphold the Shanghai Spirit.” Principle, not pragmatism.Speaking of principle, Principle number eight of Zepp-LaRouche’s Ten Principles of a New International Security and Development Architecture reminds us that “In former times, one civilization at one corner of the world could go under, and the rest of the world would only find out years later, due to the length of distances and the time needed for travel. Now, for the first time, because of nuclear weapons, pandemics, the internet, and other global effects, mankind is sitting in one boat. Therefore, a solution to the existential threat to humanity cannot be found with the help of secondary or partial arrangements, but the solution must be found on the level of that higher One, which is more powerful than the Many. It requires the thinking on the level of Coincidentia Oppositorum, the Coincidence of Opposites, of Nicholas of Cusa.”The Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa, here invoked by Zepp-LaRouche, was responsible for the successful organization of the 1439 Council of Florence, one of the greatest, most successful examples of world diplomacy, and which temporarily re-united the Western and Eastern churches of Christianity. His success required that Cusa also lay the foundation, through a series of writings, as well as his diplomatic work, for the revolution in ideas that would soon explode, in Florence, in the fully-realized form of the Italian Renaissance. Cusa was the true founder of modern science, expressed in his work “On Learned Ignorance” and other writings. Our successful re-engagement with Russia, China, and others nations, may well depend on our ability to re-establish trust, not in the way the pragmatists imagine, but through joint work on the frontiers of scientific method, such as in space science, thermonuclear fusion research, and Classical culture. All of these are areas in which economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche played a leading and positive role—and was suppressed by the same apparatus prosecuting wars abroad and injustice at home. If Russia, China, India, the nations of the Global South, see Lyndon LaRouche’s writings and organization rise to an insurgent prominence in the United States—for example in the Independent campaigns of Diane Sare and Jose Vega—then, and only then can the United States actually be trusted to represent an honest broker in a new security and development architecture. And without that, the danger of thermonuclear war will permanently remain only minutes away.
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July 6—Under the title: “Joining Hands To Build a More Beautiful Home of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,” China’s President Xi Jinping spoke to the SCO Plus Meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 4. He opened with a Chinese saying: “No mountain or ocean can distance people who have shared aspirations.” He added: “Today, we get together for our first ‘SCO Plus’ Meeting, with good friends and new partners in the same room holding important discussions. This shows that under the new circumstances of the new era, the vision of our Organization is widely popular, and that SCO member states have friends across the world.” Belarus became a new permanent member of the SCO yesterday at the Heads of State Council Meeting.On the international situation, President Xi said: “The international landscape is undergoing rapid transformation. A new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is advancing fast. As human civilization marches forward in big strides, factors of insecurity, instability and uncertainty are evidently increasing. To cope with this major transformation, the key is to have the wisdom to see the changes, the ability to deal with the changes, and the courage to make changes. We need to bear in mind that we live in a community with a shared future, and always uphold the Shanghai Spirit.”He proposed altogether five principles to be followed:• First, we should build a common home of solidarity and mutual trust. A few days ago, China held the Conference Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. The Shanghai Spirit is consistent with the essence of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. It is the shared value of our Organization, and should be all the more cherished and faithfully observed at all times.• Second, we should build a common home of peace and tranquility. Security is a prerequisite for national development, and safety is the lifeline to happiness of the people. No matter how the international landscape changes, our Organization must hold the bottom line of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security. Real security is premised on the security of all countries…. As the current chair of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, China will do what it can to ensure the success of the Interaction-2024 joint counterterrorism exercise and other events.• Third, we should build a common home of prosperity and development. Modernization is the shared goal of all countries in the SCO. China proposes that 2025 be designated as the SCO Year of Sustainable Development so as to help us focus on fostering new forces for growth. China is ready to work with all parties to fully implement the eight major steps under high-quality Belt and Road cooperation…. We will also expand local currency settlement, and actively promote the establishment of an SCO financing platform.• On people-to-people relations, Xi said: “Fourth, we should build a common home of good-neighborliness and friendship,” adding that “In the next five years, China will host 1,000 young people from countries in the SCO for exchange opportunities in China.”• “Fifth, we should build a common home of fairness and justice. … the Astana Declaration … is a strong message of the new era, one that calls for solidarity, cooperation and justice rather than division, confrontation, and hegemonism,” he said.He closed: “China will take the rotating presidency after the Astana Summit. We will work with SCO partners in the spirit of solidarity and cooperation, and join hands with more countries and international organizations that identify with the Shanghai Spirit to strive for common progress and foster brighter prospects for a community with a shared future for mankind.” 
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June 27—“I looked dizzily, and beheld a wide expanse of ocean, whose waters were of so inky a hue as to bring to mind the Nubian geographer’s account of the Mare Tenebrarum”—Edgar Poe, “A Descent into the Maelström”“Mare tenebrarum” means “the sea of shadows.” Poe’s image of being plunged into the center of the vortex of a great whirlpool of darkness, captures the mental paralysis of people who, despite their rejection of the political direction of their nations’ “elites,” are held hostage by the impending descent of the trans-Atlantic world—Europe and the United States—into a maelstrom of insanity. As in Poe’s story, however, not only is the descent into the maelstrom survivable—it is readily navigable, but only by those that have spent a lifetime studying the stars, and the seas, and can lead others to safety.What must happen, is that there must be convened an assembly for negotiations for a new international security and development architecture, the very idea that Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche proposed two years ago. We must stop the axiomatic failure of four decades of neocon/neoliberal policies by scrapping the axioms, abandoning the policies, and therefore stopping the madness.Look at it. The NATO war staged in Ukraine is lost, along with the “financial nuclear war” that was to destroy Russia through sanctions two years ago—yet we continue. The “Mideast conflict,” and its depopulation of Gaza, not weakened Hamas poltically, according to Israel Defense Forces spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, who told Israel’s Channel 13 TV, “This business of destroying Hamas, making Hamas disappear—it’s simply throwing sand in the eyes of the public. Hamas is an idea, Hamas is a party. It’s rooted in the hearts of the people—whoever thinks we can eliminate Hamas is wrong.” Yet, we continue.American officials call for Chinese students to not be allowed to study science in the United States, even as China carries out, in its space program, successful landings on the far side of the Moon and returning rocks from there, for the first time in mankind’s history. Yet we continue to enforce the Wolf Amendment which restricts cooperation with China, including in the manned and unmanned space program.Finally, the greatest expression of the systemic failure of the past five decades-plus of American policy, the financial “everything bubble” that totals well over $2 quadrillion in debt, is also being superseded, in principle, through developments with the Brazil/Russia/India/China/South Africa BRICS-Plus process, with over 59 more countries on the verge of joining that which, 60 years ago President John F. Kennedy would have been, even with some possible qualifications, nonetheless in the center of supporting and advancing. Today, the very “Belt and Road Initiative” policy that points the way out for the world, including the United States, is denounced as a “security threat” by those who, through their stupidity and lack of a positive vision for the future of the United States itself, pose the greatest security threat to the United States, and the world, since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.Col. Larry Wilkerson (ret.), former chief of staff to the late United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, and a participant in the June 12 Schiller Institute National Press Club press availability, knows too well the costs of entering into war precipitously, under false pretenses, and destroying nations and millions of people as a consequence. He recently said that the “U.S., NATO, and other Western allies’ support for the war in Ukraine against Russia is insane. It is killing Ukraine’s soldiers for a hopeless cause—other than making money for U.S. and European defense contractors and generating a brutal attempt through proxies to bleed Russia…. In fact, Russia is clearly winning. … If a ceasefire is not declared and a genuine peace conference convened soon, there will be little left of Ukraine to salvage.”Yet, as Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov pointed out June26 at the Primakov Readings forum: “The current situation, indeed, has no easy solutions and no easy way out. Of course, our Western adversaries’ underestimation of Russia’s readiness to defend itself and ensure its own interests in any situation is risky. I do not even want to speculate that this underestimation may turn out to be tragic, even fatal.”The way out, the ascent from the maelstrom, is outlined below in a statement from New York Independent LaRouche candidate for United States Senate Diane Sare, in her statement, “Don’t Repeat the Mistake of December 2021: Putin’s Ukraine-Russia Peace Plan Is Our Best Option.” Through that campaign, the Jose Vega for Congress Campaign (New York CD-15), and through the campaigns by LaRouche co-thinkers presently running for office in the June 30/July 7 French elections, including French voters residing in multiple nations in Asia, Africa, and other areas of the globe, a crucial, if marginal factor of sanity has successfully leveraged itself on behalf of humanity. That will work, because of the power of Reason, provided that we find, in time, those who will join us and choose, despite personal consequences, to fight now, in these next weeks, to restore the principle of the General Welfare, and the Benefit of the Other to the halls of power. In this way, we may still dispel the sea of shadows that will otherwise, one unsuspecting day, swallow the whole world in thermonuclear darkness.
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June 24—At the conclusion of the weekly International Peace Coalition meeting No. 55 on Friday, June 21, Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche spoke about the importance of the Executive Intelligence Review and its Daily Alert. The publication EIR, founded just over 50 years ago, devoted to a method of inquiry and investigation practiced and promulgated by its founder, Schiller Institute co-founder, and economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche LaRouche (1922-2019). Using his approach has enabled LaRouche and his associates to not only propose solutions, such as the LaRouche Oasis Plan, to problems others deem insoluble, but it has also provided a means to know and discover underlying processes which actually determine “what’s really going on,” and which others, including “pedigreed” professionals, “just can’t see.”In humanity’s present civilizational crisis, knowing how to discover what one doesn’t know, by deliberately overturning one’s either obsolete, or perpetually faulty axioms, in order to understand how to change course before disaster occurs, is the only “information” that truly counts. It is that “human intelligence” which Executive Intelligence Review aspires to. An illustration:Last Thursday, following the publication of his June 20 comments on the significance of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trip to North Korea, analyst Gilbert Doctorow responded to a question posed to him by Judge Andrew Napolitano on the latter’s eponymous interview show: “What is the significance, in your view, of President Putin’s trip to North Korea?” “He changed the world,” Doctorow said. "I think he did a lot to save all of our necks, because, regardless of how it’s being played by the mainstream media, there are people, surely in the Pentagon, who understood this, as I understand it: the game is up.“The media—I just read the (London) Financial Times this morning, their lead article … and you wouldn’t know that anything in particular happened in Pyongyang … as to the substance of what was signed, very little was described in the Financial Times. Then I picked up our lead French-speaking newspaper here in Belgium … and they had an article appraising what was accomplished, or not, and they said, ‘Well, at least we can breathe easy; there was no military alliance concluded.’ But, friends, that’s exactly what they did conclude. And it’s not my estimation. On Russian news last night, they have, still in Pyongyang, they gave the microphone to [Russian Foreign Minister] Sergey Lavrov, and Lavrov said, ‘Yes, the term isn’t there, but the substance, the reality is, this is a military alliance.’”One day later, the Korean News Agency would report on the just-signed June 19 “Treaty on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the D.P.R.K. (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and the Russian Federation,” among other things, that, “In case any one of the two sides is put in a state of war by an armed invasion from an individual state or several states, the other side shall provide military and other assistance with all means in its possession without delay in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter and the laws of the D.P.R.K. and the Russian Federation.”Readers of EIR and its Daily Alert were told of this development and its implication, including its economic aspect, something that Doctorow did not discuss. So why did the Belgian and British press—let alone anyone in the American media, despite the deep embedding of scores of “intelligence professionals” in the nation’s so-called “newsrooms”—completely miss, or refuse to report, what had actually happened? And what are the strategic implications of what Doctorrow referred to, in his June 20 evaluation of the North Korean move, as Putin’s “asymmetric” response to weeks of bombings of Russia by NATO, using its Ukrainian proxy?Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson referred to Putin’s foreign policy actions as “horizontal escalation” in his Friday weekly appearance, June 21, on the Napolitano show. “So what he’s (Putin’s) demonstrating is, ‘Ok, you want to target us in our country? We’re going to create some additional problems for you. We’re going to back the North Koreans. We’re going to take them out of their economic isolation.’ I wouldn’t be surprised to see North Korea brought into BRICS…. So, by bringing North Korea into that, to try to integrate it into this multipolar economy that sits outside of the G7. And in doing this, Putin is reminding the United States that Russia has plenty of room to escalate, and he doubled down by going to Vietnam! Because the truth of the Vietnam War, is that it was Russia, not China, that played a critical role in helping Vietnam stand up to and defeat the United States.”The folly of the hubris of “Vietnam syndrome” was also cited by Robert Pape in his June 21 Foreign Affairs piece, “Hamas Is Winning: Why Israel’s Failing Strategy Makes Its Enemy Stronger.” “The central flaw in Israel’s strategy is not a failure of tactics or the imposition of constraints on military force—just as the failure of the United States’ military strategy in Vietnam had little to do with the technical proficiency of its troops or political and moral limits on the uses of military power. Rather, the overarching failure has been a gross misunderstanding of the sources of Hamas’s power.”Perhaps. Consider, however, that it is not “a gross misunderstanding of the sources of Hamas’ power,” but a gross misestimation of the very nature of power itself. A thinking person, perhaps of a religious persuasion, might even ask, whether the source of the problem might lie in the morally transparent polar opposition between the present Israeli “depopulation war” campaign, and the principles of Judaism—the Judaism of Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, of Moses Mendelssohn, and of Sholem Aleichem and I.L. Perez.“Vietnam?” An approximation of the truth, perhaps—but it is much bigger than that. Lyndon LaRouche in July of 1978, as he announced his second Presidential campaign, and first bid for the nomination of the Democratic Party, spoke to his assembled associates of “the power of Reason”: This was the power of ideas in general, and of LaRouche’s ideas in particular, as being their effect on the minds of those in government, and on the broader populations to whom those ideas were addressed and offered on street corners and public squares. “Our power, is their Reason,” he asserted. The Ten Principles for a New Strategic and Development Architecture are that “power of Reason.”That is the method underlying all actions for change being undertaken by the Schiller Institute, The LaRouche Organization, and by those individuals in agreement with those principles now taking a public stand, including independent candidates for office now running in elections in France, the United States, and possibly even in some races elsewhere. These individuals, with meager material means, but with the power of Reason, have proven to have an effect far beyond their apparent capability. They gain that power from “human intelligence,” the capacity to inspire changes in the thinking of those governments, institutions and individuals that must act in concert with their purported enemies, to contain the factor of insanity in politics.
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June 23—The International Peace Coalition, in its meeting No. 55 on June 21, heard and adopted a resolution, proposed as a response to the June 14 peace proposal regarding the Ukraine conflict offered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The resolution was presented by Joachim Bonatz, Vice President of the East German Board of Trustees of Associations (Ostdeutsches Kuratorium von Verbänden (OKV) e.V.) and was called “Declaration of the Presidium of the East German Board of Trustees of Associations on President Putin’s Peace Initiative.” It reads, in part:“We welcome the renewed peace initiative of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, currently presented in his speech at the Russian Foreign Ministry on June 14, 2024. His peace proposals are based on the vote of the population of the four new regions as well as the multiple votes of the people of Crimea. They are also based on the facts on the battlefield….This peace initiative is based on the continuity of Russia’s desire for peace, which was openly documented to the world in the conclusion and attempted implementation of Minsk-2 as well as in the willingness to negotiate and the treaty that is therefore about to be concluded in spring 2022. Responses from the various sides reveal to the world who the aggressor is, who is constantly escalating, who is indifferent to countless human lives and also what intentions lie behind it.“In view of the suffering caused by war and aggression and the danger of this conflict escalating into a Third World War, broad support for this initiative is an expression of the will of all rational people to survive….. Our contribution is to support the Russian President’s peace initiative in such a way that it gains a broad echo and helps reason to prevail in the interests of humanity. We call on everyone we can reach to do so.”The same group had, more than a year later on March 27, 2023, held a Berlin conference, “Dialogue Instead of Weapons—Nonpartisan Action Against the War,” at which Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Schiller Institute and International Peace Coalition founder had spoken. The IPC, after an extensive discussion among over 250 virtual guests, and a re-reading of the entire Bonatz proposal, fully supported it. The deliberation that went on in that meeting, and the decision to act which followed, has set a new standard. The IPC, involving over 40 nations and consistently convened for 55 weeks, represents what should go on at the United Nations, in American state legislatures, and in other venues, to discover, command and re-produce the mental discipline of self-government, just as the original Continental Congress of the newly-formed United States was required to do. The reality of our current situation must be brought home, and the alternative, the Zepp LaRouche Ten Principles for a New International Strategic and Development Architecture must be adopted now.For the nation of Russia (and the nation of China as well,) reflections on total war—war as an existential threat—occur in a context that should be understood, and appreciated. June 22, 1941 was a date that, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt would say five months later, about December 7, 1941,  the day of a fascist Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, will live in world infamy. It was 83 years ago on June 22 that Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. Literally tens of millions of Russians—at least 27 million in total (some estimate the number to be over 40 million)—and millions of Germans and other Europeans  would die over the ensuing three years and ten months. In the minds of those that reflect, as in the “Immortal Regiment” ceremonies held in Russia and other parts of the world, including in the United States, the present Ukraine debacle smells of something deeper than a geopolitical mistake, already costing more than a half-million lives, just as the systematic depopulation of Gaza should recall, in the callousness of its execution, something of a deeper, more ominously evil nature as carried out by the Nazis. The vacuous ruminations of the present trans-Atlantic bumper crop of latter-day political geniuses and “chicken hawks” offer no resemblance to what is actually occurring—and therefore no assurance that we are not slipping into a darkness, inch by inch, bit by bit, from which there is no return.The announcement, as described by the Korean News Agency, of the just-signed June 19 “Treaty on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the D.P.R.K. (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and the Russian Federation,” the only such treaty Russia has with any nation in the world, was this: "In case a direct threat of armed invasion is created against any one of the two sides, the two sides shall immediately operate the channel of bilateral negotiations for the purpose of adjusting their stands at the request of any one side and discussing feasible practical measures to ensure mutual assistance for removing the prevailing threat.“In case any one of the two sides is put in a state of war by an armed invasion from an individual state or several states, the other side shall provide military and other assistance with all means in its possession without delay in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter and the laws of the D.P.R.K. and the Russian Federation.”The White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby tried to contend, with a straight face, “this agreement is also a sign of Russia’s desperation.”Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, a founding member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and of the International Peace Coalition, had something very different to say to the Friday meeting about this. "Wow! This came as a surprise to everyone.  There is a mutual defense treaty now between Russia and North Korea.  How many mutual defense treaties does Russia have? One, between Russia and North Korea. Mutual obligation to come to the aid of the other side, if the other side is attacked.  That is big….“We know, and Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor to the President, knows that Putin gave the North Koreans a very sophisticated ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) a couple of years ago.  It’s not Russia’s most sophisticated one, but it’s the next one down. It can reach every inch of the United States; it has decoys, it has chaff galore. It can be guided into place, and most important, it’s mobile. To be mobile, you have to be solid fuel, it’s solid fuel. Has it been tested? Yes, it’s been tested twice. Now, what does that mean? That means that all this pulling of hair by the New York Times, Financial Times, and everybody—‘Oh, would Russia give sophisticated weaponry to North Korea in a strategic sense?’ Well, be the first to know, folks, they already have. So, what is Putin trying to do? Is he trying to steal the march strategically? He’s trying to deter, for God’s sake….”“Those that refuse to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them,” it is said—but is thermonuclear World War Three repeatable? Perhaps, there are lessons of history that, not learned once, are never repeated, because no one survives, either to make the same mistake, or to tell the future what the doom was that had occurred. Ray McGovern had observed that “What we need to do, is realize that the problem is with us. We’ve identified the enemy: The enemy is us. The deal is out there. The deterrence is there. The only big fly in the ointment is the Presidential election here, other elections elsewhere, in Europe and elsewhere. We, the people, need to stand up, get the truth out, and make sure our politicians don’t bring us to the brink of nonexistence.”After the extensive deliberation, a discussion for more than an hour, and the passage of the OKV measure, Helga Zepp-LaRouche proposed: “I think whatever you do in the next weeks and months is possibly decisive in making the resolution if mankind exists or not, because while there are periods in history when the individual can do very little, I think we are right now at one of these branching points, where the subjective factor is playing a very important role. So, the more mobilization and moral courage you can mobilize, that is really what you should concentrate on.”

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