From Volume 38, Issue 7 of EIR Online, Published Feb. 18, 2011
Russia and the CIS News Digest

Russian Website Publishes LaRouche Interview

The St. Petersburg-based Russian-language news agency Rosbalt published the following interview with Lyndon LaRouche Feb. 14, by journalist Yulia Netesova. The bracketed paragraph was omitted from the published interview; some parts have been back-translated from Russian. (

The Planet Faces Dark Times

These days there is a lot of discussion about the causes of the protests in the Middle East and North Africa. Some point to errors made by the ruling regimes, others to the global crisis. The still controversial American activist and political figure, founder of a number of organizations comprising the LaRouche Movement, and former many-time candidate for the American Presidency Lyndon LaRouche told Rosbalt in an interview that the uprisings have resulted from actions by Anglo-Saxon [sic] financial circles.

Rosbalt: What, in your opinion, triggered the "revolutions" in Tunisia, Egypt, and now, unrest in India?

LaRouche: What is occurring in these countries is not a national or a religious crisis. It is a global crisis connected to the collapse of the entire trans-Atlantic sector of the world economy which has every possibility of dragging all of mankind into an era, similar to that which occurred during the period known as the Dark Ages. The present worldwide general economic breakdown-crisis, is chiefly the result of three most crucial factors: (a) The combined actions of the August 1971 discontinuation of the fixed-exchange-rate system which had been established at Bretton Woods in 1944, the change which made way for the disastrous effects of Lord Jacob Rothschild's 1971 launching of his international Inter-Alpha banking system; (b) The 1999 repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall law which had affirmed the strict separation of merchant banking, from speculative Wall Street and London "merchant" (speculative) banking; (c) the 2007-08 U.S. decisions which launched the presently global hyperinflationary spiral which has brought the entire trans-Atlantic sector of the world into the presently immanent general, global breakdown-crisis of the existing world monetarist system.

Rosbalt: How well-founded are the claims that these events have been orchestrated by the world powers? Which countries or which power groups, in your opinion, could have the means and the will to do it? Why would they do it? What do they gain from it?

LaRouche: Only two powers are relevant as causes for the presently exploding world-wide hyperinflationary spiral: (a) the British empire as typified by the financial complex of the global Inter-Alpha system now on the verge of a global general, chain-reaction form of breakdown-crisis; (b) the failure of the U.S., now under the reign of the British-controlled U.S. puppet-President Barack Obama, to block the urgently needed re-enactment of the 1933-99 Glass-Steagall law demanding the separation of commercial banking from merchant banking.

[The effect of those monetary-financial measures has been combined with that of increasingly radical and widespread malthusian practices which have been a crucial, physical-economic factor in transforming a monetarist form of financial crisis, into a physical-economic as well as a presently skyrocketing hyperinflationary monetary crisis.]

Unless the obviously radical reform is taken as an emergency measure, very soon, the Germany 1923 form of chain-reaction collapse of every part of the planet were inevitable for the months ahead. That is already an accelerating development.

The combination of the present hyperinflationary spiral with the accelerating collapse of the world's food supply, per capita and per square kilometer, warns us of the rapidly accelerating approach of sudden plunge into a extended period of a planet-wide "new dark age," unless currently entrenched practices are reversed, suddenly and soon.

Rosbalt: How did social media became an accomplice of the international interest groups?

LaRouche: The so-called "social media" role resembles, but falls far short of the role of Orleans and Jacques Necker in the French Revolution. The "social groups" are owned by leading international financier interests, which are dominated by London and Manhattan Anglophile financier parasites; the "social groups," are among the ordinary tools of the forces controlled by such as British agent George Soros.

Rosbalt: What can be done in order to resist such events?

LaRouche: First, to identify the enemy more appropriately; second, to motivate and install the appropriate, sudden changes in the world's financial systems, from the presently inherently and hopelessly bankrupt, monetarist-financial systems by a fixed-exchange-rate "conspiracy" among freshly established credit systems of leading and other sovereign nation-states. The "conspiracy" is to be found among the foxes, not the noisy roosters and clucking hens of the henyard.

The scalawags to be defeated are from among what are, presently, the most powerful financier cartels of the world, and nothing of lesser rank than that.

In the meantime, both Greece and the nations of the Maghreb and nearby regions, are terribly hungry, while the skyrocketing prices of food, and also the supply, are falling. The riots are the expressions of the increasingly savage specter and reality of, like the riotous French revolution, the desperation of the hungry.

Let me stress that all is not yet lost, and that there are, in the present situation, those solutions that would help to bring the situation under control, and launch a process of revival. Unfortunately, from what I have observed through my personal contacts with leading people in government, as well as in the scientific activity of my colleagues, I can say that, while the desire and the means to achieve this do exist, at the same time, the will to utilize those means is insufficient to launch the needed reforms.

Certainly, the present crisis has its own highly specific causes. The fundamental problem goes back to the doctrine of Nietzsche, called "creative destruction," which was incorporated first in the Nazi regime, and, after that, in the trans-Atlantic policy of the Congress of Cultural Freedom, which was created after the Second World War, and which provided the major strategic hallmark of the period known as the "Cold War." Unfortunately, the shadow of the "Roman Empire," as before, hangs over Europe.

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