This article will appear in the
April 16, 1999 issue of Executive Intelligence
The Balkan War:
'The LaRouche Doctrine'
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
April 7 (EIRNS)--The following document was released today
by LaRouche's Committee for a New Bretton Woods, the year 2000
Presidential campaign committee of American statesman and
economist Lyndon LaRouche.
1. Recent developments make it urgent that I summarize my
personal knowledge of the principal causes and implications of
the present tragic folly of the U.S.A. in supporting the British
Blair government's orchestration and direction of the presently
ongoing war against the rump state of Yugoslavia.
2. This War
This war, like the still-ongoing war against Iraq, is entirely
a creation of the Blair government, as "Desert Storm"
was adopted by the government of former President George Bush at
the behest of the former Thatcher government of Britain, as the
same Thatcher government had earlier duped the U.S. government
into violating U.S. treaty law by support for the provocation and
conduct of Britain's 1982 Malvinas War against its victim,
3. Not a War in U.S.A. Interest
Any contrary view of these events, whether as individual
events, or as a series of events, is either an outright lie, or a
case of inexcusable ignorance.
This war, like typical British-orchestrated Balkan wars of
earlier during this century, is not a war against atrocities by
the Milosevic government; it is a war launched on the pretext of
atrocities by that government, atrocities which, themselves, have
been orchestrated in a knowing and willful manner by agents and
assets of Her Majesty's Blair government.
4. Corruption in Washington, D.C.
The U.S.A. and NATO involvement in this series of wars, was
made possible through corrupt U.S. accomplices of the British
monarchy's respective Thatcher and Blair governments. These
accomplices are the U.S. component of what was created under U.S.
President Theodore Roosevelt: a British-controlled faction inside
U.S. official and other powerful institutions.
5. The B-A-C's Crucial Role
This entity within influential U.S. official and other strata,
was originally known as the faction assembled, through British
monarch Edward VII's assets Cassel and Schiff, to become the Wall
Street-centered Federal Reserve System. During World War I, this
Wall Street-centered set of pro-treasonous British assets became
known as the U.S. component of a
Since the detente process, consolidated step-wise following
the 1962 Cuba Missiles Crisis, and since the British monarchy's
recent decades' reorganization of its Commonwealth, the B-A-C has
been enlarged, to become recognized today as the
The U.S. component of this Cabal may be identified with
certain former U.S. officials of the Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and
Bush administrations who have gained so-called honorary titles of
British gentry and nobility, conferred by HM Elizabeth II for
"outstanding services to the British Empire." (Such
titles may be honorable for Britons, but, honorary or otherwise,
are utterly dishonorable for U.S. citizens, especially when
granted for services performed on behalf of actions in
furtherance of British imperalism, while high-ranking U.S.
The roles of outright B-A-C lackeys, including such members of
the Principals Committee as Vice President Al Gore, Secretary
William Cohen, and Secretary Madeleine Albright, and also of
certain anglophile assets of Israel as Leon Fuerth, are notable
in respect to the way in which the currently ongoing war against
Iraq was launched, and in which British intervention, as abetted
by Albright, avoided a successful negotiation of a peaceful
solution for Kosova.
6. B-A-C Strategy
The 1989-1999 policies of the British monarchy were first set
forth publicly by Thatcher government minister Nicholas Ridley,
during autumn 1989, in the Thatcher government's declaration that
the collapse of the Warsaw Pact shifted British strategic
interest to an effort to ruin the economy of a united Germany, if
that reunification could not be be prevented altogether. This
became known as the "Fourth Reich" policy of the
Thatcher, French, Yugoslav, and Israeli governments. This policy,
of ruining Germany, was the basis for the assassination of
leading German banker Alfred Herrhausen by a certain European
intelligence service, the imposition of the
"Maastricht" agreements around the Euro, the launching
of "Desert Storm" against Iraq (as part of this British
"Fourth Reich" policy), and the intentially ruinous
so-called "IMF" "reform" and
"conditionalities" policies which the G-7 governments,
and, later, U.S. Vice President Al Gore imposed upon the
member-nations of the former Warsaw Pact alliance.
This "Fourth Reich" policy coincided with the
B-A-C's shared commitment, to using the elimination of the only
capable opposing military superpower, the Soviet Union, as the
opportunity for fragmenting the existing nations of continental
Asia, especially China and the former Soviet Union, and for
eliminating the sovereignties of all nation-states to the effect
of creating a new worldwide British Empire, an empire constituted
by assimilating the U.S.A. components of B-A-C into de facto
integration within a new world empire based upon the Commonwealth
as such, rather than an empire of the previously quasi-autonomous
member-nations of the Commonwealth. This thrust for world-empire
was conducted under the deceptive terminology of
Just as the British monarchy's provocation and conduct of its
Malvinas War against Argentina was deployed as a precedent for
establishing what was known, in 1982, as "NATO out-of-area
deployment" (aggressive warfare conducted by NATO outside
the area designated for NATO defense), "Desert Storm,"
"Desert Fox," and the currently ongoing war against
Yugoslavia, have been selected as pretexts for establishing a
"new NATO"--presently intended to be introduced
officially later this month--which will award total control over
deployment of NATO forces to the B-A-C, that is, to the British
Commonwealth of Tony Blair's Elizabeth II and its B-A-C stooges
within the U.S.A.'s Wall Street B-A-C establishment.
For that reason, each of these latter wars--"Desert
Storm," "Desert Fox," and the current war against
Yugoslavia--are to be recognized as nothing but the intended
detonator for a form of World War III evolving out of the
combined doctrines of "globalization" and the "new
NATO" doctrine already being practised in the current war
against Yugoslavia. This policy is therefore to be regarded as
sheer strategic lunacy.
7. The Present Danger of Global War
Global wars do not necessarily start out with the intent of
becoming actually global wars. Like Britain's design and
launching of World War I, and Britain's putting Adolf Hitler into
power in Germany in 1933, global wars usually begin with the
intent of conducting wars in a limited area, but to a global
purpose. Madmen, typified by those of Britain's Blair government,
and the majority of the U.S. Principals Committees, do not intend
to fight a global war; they are lunatic utopians, who intend to
fight "only one war at a time," since their faction's
pro-ecology and globalization policies have destroyed the
economic basis needed to support wars on the scales of World War
I or World War II. They intend to gain global objectives
piecemeal, by fighting not more than one limited war--or, perhaps
a war-and-a-quarter--at a time; worse for all of us, they are
idiots who believe they are fighting only one war at a
time--presently against Yugoslavia (not counting Iraq).
This foolishness of Blair et al., is not the general opinion
of high-ranking circles in the U.S.A. or the United Kingdom, for
example. Clearheaded thinkers know that these so-called limited
wars are nothing but idiocies adopted by harebrained incompetents
such as Prime Minister Blair or Vice President Gore themselves.
Most of these wiser heads, who are already beginning to distance
themselves publicly from the military lunacies of Blair, Gore,
Cohen, Albright, and company, are slyly positioning themselves,
like many leading U.S. Republican Party figures, for the
incumbents to bring discredit upon their policies and themselves,
thus creating the situation for a new government of the U.K., a
Republican victory in Y2000 in the U.S.A., and so on.
Nonetheless, all of them are dallying with the rapidly increasing
risk of global warfare.
8. Clinton Dangles by a Thread
President Clinton is presently attempting to balance between
two absolutely irreconcilable policies. On the good side, he is
defending strategic partnership with Russia and China (and with
others); on the other hand, his present policies on "free
trade," "globalization," Iraq, and NATO
deployments, combined with the detonator of the war against
Yugoslavia, threaten to doom Clinton's Presidency to an early
consignment to eternal ignominy. The rapidly deteriorating
strategic situation, which has been set into motion by the
successive recent actions against Iraq, in fostering a "new
NATO" policy, and the manner in which he permitted the
British government to use its asset, Madeleine Albright, to
manipulate NATO into war in the Balkans, will, if continued,
ensure that no partnership potentials exist, and, then, the world
is headed toward global, prolonged warfare of the sort Central
Europe experienced during 1618-1648.
The responsibility, but not the blame, lies with President
Clinton: it happened on his watch. The guilt lies with the Blair
government and its accomplices in both the U.S. Republicans (and
some other members of the U.S. Congress), with the B-A-C
controlled mass media, and others who pounded and hounded this
President into a battered state in which he could be manipulated
into his presently precarious policy situation. The blame lies
with those who do not join with me in working to extricate the
President from this monstrous situation.
9. Why It Happens Now!
To understand how and why the Blair government was able to
lead the world to the present brink of global war, go back to the
events of mid-August through mid-October 1998.
Until mid-August 1998, Vice President Al Gore had succeeded in
playing a key role in looting Russia, in partnership with the
so-called "Russian mafia," while lining his own pockets
with what are fairly regarded bribes taken by a monstrously
corrupt elected public official, Al Gore himself. In this way, Al
Gore was enjoying handouts for his future election campaign from
persons involved in a massive swindle known as
"derivatives" speculation on Russian GKOs. Gore's
cronies in an entity known as Long-Term Capital Management were a
key part of this "John Law Bubble"-style financial
swindle. On Aug. 17, 1998, the bubble burst.
Gore acted immediately, behind the back of President Clinton,
to attempt to bail out Gore's Wall Street financial angels, by
putting Gore's crony Viktor Chernomyrdin back into the position
of Russia's Prime Minister--to bail out the LTCM bettors. By
mid-September, Gore's Chernomyrdin stunt was collapsing; LTCM's
situation was hopeless. So, as during the first weeks of October
1998, a series of decisions were made, all leading in the
direction of risking global warfare at some early time.
This was the time that Gore exposed his malicious policies
toward both Russia and China (nations which President Clinton had
misguidedly entrusted to Gore's special relations). During the
first half of October, two general developments erupted, in
reaction to the looming meltdown of the world's present financial
system. The financial blowout of Brazil was the detonator. It was
the combination of the threat of Russian default, Brazil
collapse, and the ultra-explosive yen bubble, which threatened
the immediate doom of the world's present financial
system--exactly as I have warned would be the crisis-point
reached, as it was reached, during October 1998. The G-7 and
their associated central banking systems reacted to the
mid-October situation, by: a) unleashing the most lunatic,
wildest hyperinflationary monetary and financial expansion in the
history of the human species; b) driving toward war, unleashing
the Principals Committee's initial efforts to swindle President
Clinton into the bombing of Iraq while the President was on a
later visit to the Middle East. Every step toward war, including
the attempt to break Clinton from strategic partnership with
Russia and China, has been a step-by-step--quick-step--movement
toward global war since then.
Such combinations of financial-economic crisis and the timing
of incidents leading to outbreaks of warfare, are not unfamiliar
to the historian.
From their visible public performances, fellows such as NATO's
General Wesley Clark, Secretary Cohen, and Chairman Shelton, are
silly, if nasty, tin soldiers fighting wars designed in a RAND
Corporation-style sand box. Political and economic illiterates in
history, such as they exhibit themselves to be, should never have
been entrusted with command responsibilities of so important a
How global war would unfold is not clear, and could not be
clear at this time. How it would unfold would depend upon choices
yet to be made by (especially) some of the leading powers being
arrayed against one another by the "new NATO" policy. A
Primakov-led Russia, or a Jiang Zemin-led China, will not respond
in ways as foolish as those of lunatics such as Blair and
Nonetheless, these nations presently being targetted by Blair
et al., notably Russia and China, have been put on notice that no
offering of peace will be made to them with which they could
live. Russia, already raped by George Bush's and Al Gore's
Russian mafia cronies, has reached the extreme state that it is
ready to explode if provoked more along present lines. In the
last ditch, there are major nuclear arsenals which no Russian
dare give up to negotations with Blair et al. China's tough
resolve has a different quality, but it is equally decided, if on
a longer fuse than the short-fused Russia situation.
Meanwhile, the global financial system is ever closer to
meltdown. Under present G-7 policies, that financial meltdown is
inevitable for the near future, and will be of such a character
that entire nations, including some nations of Western Europe,
such as Spain, will simply disintegrate under such conditions. We
are not looking at the likelihood of a World War II reenacted,
but, rather something from early Fourteenth-Century Europe, or
the 1618-1648 Thirty Years War, the kind of war novelist H.G.
Wells would have adored.
10. The Remedy
There will be no successful avoidance of a continued and
accelerating degeneration of the global strategic situation,
unless two measures are placed foremost on the agenda for
immediate action by President Clinton at this moment. Otherwise,
the march toward the kind of global warfare which would plunge
the entire planet into a new dark age, is more or less
a.) There must be immediate emergency action to establish a
virtually global New Bretton Woods agreement, as I have defined
the principled faatures of such a new system of strategic
partnership among perfectly sovereign nation-states.
b.) The U.S.A., together with at least one leading continental
Western European strategic partner (e.g., France, Germany, Italy)
must take emergency action to establish a general partnership of
economic and other cooperation with the group of states now
developing a system of partnership among China, Russia, India, et
al. The objectives should be those anti-British policies which
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt intended to be the basis for a
just, imperialism-free form of new world economic order among
perfectly sovereign nation-states enjoying free access to the
most advanced discoveries in science and technology.
If you wish security, that, as of now, is the only possible
way it can be reasonably assured. If you will not join me to that
purpose, you are not serious about either your own personal
interests, or those of the U.S.A.