by Rachel Douglas and Nancy Spannaus
Russia’s Gen.-Maj. Andrei Burbin, chief of the Central Command Post of the Strategic Missile Forces, said in an interview, that Russia is prepared to use its strategic nuclear weapons under conditions of attack on the country, including the much-ballyhooed U.S. Prompt Global Strike scheme for a non-nuclear attempt to destroy the Russian retaliatory capability. His message was that “utopian” military schemes for “limited nuclear war” or a “counterforce” destruction of Russia’s nuclear weapons are illusory: The result will be retaliation against the United States with Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. Other prominent Russian officials are making a similar point.
by Jeffrey Steinberg
by Helga Zepp-LaRouche
Video address to a conference of the Schiller Institute in Houston, Texas. “I have to tell you,” Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche said, “that the idea of joining the BRICS countries, and the other countries which are actually very speedily constructing a new world economic order, is not an optional thing, but it is the question of the very survival of the United States, and also the world at large.”
by Dennis Small
Lyndon LaRouche said that the question must be asked whether U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was “part of the team that organized the assassination” of Boris Nemtsov. “It sounds like Nuland. To me, it smells like Nuland.... She’s on the list of the suspected criminals, for this case, as for other cases.”
At a special session of the UN Security Council, battles raged over the core issues of national sovereignty and unilateral actions.
by Hussein Askary and Michelle Rasmussen
Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European and North American Affairs, and a member of the Iranian P5+1 nuclear negotiating team, addressed a press conference in Copenhagen, and spoke to EIR, about the negotiations over his country’s nuclear program.
by Ramtanu Maitra
The ratification by national governments of the BRICS’ new financial institutions, such as the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement, provides fresh hope for a better future for the developing nations and the world as a whole.
by Claudio Celani
by Dean Andromidas
Obama has finally decided to ask Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force, but it not only fails to repeal the 2001 AUMF, voted up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks—it would have Congress sign on to a new one with the same vagueness and lack of limitation as the old one.
by Michael Billington
The Feb. 18 LaRouche PAC New Paradigm for Mankind program featured a presentation by Liona Fan-Chiang, Jason Ross, and Megan Beets. “The thing that Mr. LaRouche has pushed the most, has been excited about the most,” said Fan-Chiang, “is the Chinese space program. And I’d like to get at this from something he brings up, which is the Chinese space program, in the context of the discovery made by Kepler.