by Helga Zepp-LaRouche
On the eve of his visit to the United States for the meeting of the G8, and the immediately following NATO summit, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev delivered an unequivocal warning: The policy of certain Western states, of violating the national sovereignty of certain other states, under the pretext of humanitarian intervention could easily lead to full-scale regional wars, including the use of nuclear weapons. With that statement, the Russian government once again conveyed the message that President Vladimir Putin had delivered immediately after taking office: Russia will not allow further aggressive wars under the pretext of humanitarian intervention according to the model of the war against Libya.
by Dmitri Medvedev
The Russian Prime Minister cites the UN Charter, which “calls for respecting the supreme power of law and the sovereignty of states.”
by Benjamin Deniston
The top military leadership of Russia is warning the U.S. and NATO that the placement of a ballistic missile defense system on its borders could trigger a thermonuclear confrontation. But, as Ben Deniston of the LaRouche Basement Team writes, thermonuclear power can also be used to protect the planet from threats like Near-Earth Objects. Russia has called for a program to do this, called the Strategic Defense of Earth, an extension of LaRouche’s SDI concept.
The final installment by the Russian website of a five-part series on Lyndon LaRouche.
by Nancy Spannaus
After a months-long hiatus in activity aimed at bringing back the FDR-era Glass-Steagall law, things are again heating up. Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s HR 1489 is back on the agenda, and an online petition posted by Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is gathering thousands of signatures.
by Michele Steinberg
The former bank of the British Crown’s Opium Wars, HSBC, is caught up in a drug-money laundering scandal, which may engulf the President himself; at the same time, Attorney General Holder is facing a contempt of Congress citation over a coverup of the government’s Fast and Furious Mexican gun-running operation.
by William F. Wertz, Jr.
by Marcia Merry Baker
The point has been reached where the water supply for the seven basin states, and part of Mexico, is either insufficient, or unreliable. The 30 million Americans and 6 million Mexicans who live in the basin area depend for their municipal water supplies on the Colorado River. The crisis begs for implementation of the long-delayed NAWAPA.