by Nancy Spannaus and Jeffrey Steinberg
The historic bipartisan 370-40 vote in favor of House Concurrent Resolution 105 on July 25, which states that “the president shall not deploy or maintain United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific statutory authorization for such use,” reasserts the unique constitutional power of Congress, not the President, to make decisions on whether the nation should go to war, and delivered a decisive repudiation of British puppet President Barack Obama.
Excerpts from the Congressional Record of the July 25 debate in the House of Representatives on HCR 105.
In response to questions from family members of 9/11 victims, the co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission insisted, at a July 22 event, that suppressed documents dealing with the role of the Saudi Kingdom in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States should be declassified and released to the public.
LaRouche PAC’s weekly webcast of July 25, 2014 addressed the crisis in Ukraine; the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17; real value in an economy vs. predatory speculation, notably as concerns the David and Goliath battle between Argentina and the vulture funds; the aftermath of the BRICS Summit, including moves by those nations to “go nuclear”; why Congress must not recess until Obama is impeached; and much, much more.
by Nancy Spannaus
Prof. Gerd Krumeich of Düsseldorf University drew the parallels between the current strategic situation and the events that led to World War I a century ago, in an interview with Deutschlandfunk radio July 25. It is like 1914, but with nuclear weapons, he said.
by Rachel Douglas
by Chandra Muzaffar
Dr. Muzaffar is president of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST).
by Helga Zepp-LaRouche
The relationship between Germany and the United States, and beyond that, the trans-Atlantic relationship generally, has been rattled for quite some time, although there are entirely different perceptions on the two sides of the Atlantic about what the magnitude of the tremors might be.
by Cynthia R. Rush
In a July 25 speech to an audience in Argentina’s northern province of Chaco celebrating the opening of an iron-smelting plant, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made an unmistakable allusion to the Glass-Steagall law, noting that “there was once a law in the United States which prohibited the type of speculation” which the British Empire’s predatory vulture funds have engaged in, in their war against Argentina.
by Michael Billington
An historic event which could have a huge effect on the question of war or peace in Asia, took place July 18 in the far northeastern corner of North Korea, at the port city of Rajin (part of the Rason development zone), south of the mouth of the Tumen River which divides Russia from North Korea.
by Stuart Rosenblatt
In this second part of a two-part series, we pick up the story of the British drive to rupture the U.S.-Russia alliance, and recruit the United States as a collaborator in a post-war attack on the Soviet Union, including the possible use of the new atomic bomb, with Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech in March 1946.