|This article appears in the August 14, 2009 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
A Warning to Argentina:
It's LaRouche Against the British Empire
by Cynthia R. Rush
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Au. 6The City of London is aghast that its Opium War against the Americas ran afoul of Lyndon LaRouche this past week, with repercussions that, under conditions of global economic collapse, could be unpredictable. Argentine LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM) organizers, who busted up a drug legalization conference organized by British agent George Soros in Buenos Aires, succeeded in putting the issue of Lyndon LaRouche vs. the British Empire at the center of the battle for Argentina'sand Ibero-America'ssurvival. And that's definitely where the British don't want it to be.
Soros's Open Society Institute, the British and Dutch embassies, and the Soros-sponsored Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy (LACDD) had intended the Aug. 6-7 conference to kick off what they hoped would be the final phase of Dope, Inc.'s offensive to legalize drug consumption and possession in Argentina.
The National Conference on Drug Policy, has become a tradition in Argentina, having been held every year for the past seven years in the Annex of the National Congress, where speakers promoted Soros's drug legalization and decriminalization policies without interference. This year the conference was also billed as the "Latin American Conference on Drug Policy," as the Soros crowd had pulled in speakers from pro-legalization and Soros-financed NGOs and academic institutions in Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Brazil, and Ecuador.
Argentina, together with Mexico, is a special target. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and her husband and former President Néstor Kirchner, have swallowed Soros's "harm reduction" fraud and allowed Presidential Chief of Staff Aníbal Fernández to promote it at every opportunity. As soon as the Supreme Court rules, as expected, that the current national drug law's prohibition of drug possession for personal use is unconstitutional, the government will present a bill to Congress for full drug decriminalization.
Approval of such a bill is not a given; but were it to pass, this would be a key victory for the British Empire in a nation it has always considered its colony. And should Mexican President Felipe Calderón sign the drug decriminalization bill sitting on his desk, or succumb to the Soros-directed offensive against the Mexican Army's war on drugs, this would be a major advance for the imperialist drive in all of Ibero-America.
It's British Imperialism, Stupid!
But the LYM's aggressive intervention into the first panel of the Buenos Aires conference, keynoted by Aníbal Fernández, completely altered the academic dynamic that organizers had tried to create. They exposed the Anglo-Dutch and Soros hands that financed and organized the conference, and caused a media storm that identified LaRouche's fight against the British Empire as the one whose outcome will determine whether Argentina, and the world, survives. And that, is London's worst nightmare. Why?
Argentina knows something about British imperialism, having been victimized by it since even before it declared its independence from Spain. There is fierce pride in the defeat by Spain's Río de la Plata colony of the 1806-07 "English invasions," which sought to wrest this wealthy region from Spanish control. The average Argentine understands better than most that the British Empire is the enemy, since it has manipulated the nation throughout its history into regional wars, internal conflict, and financial chaos to smash any display of nationalism.
The humiliation Argentina suffered at Britain's hands in the brutal colonial war in May 1982, after Argentina's military government took back the Malvinas Islands that Britain had illegally seized in 1833, is seared into national memory. Whatever the junta's motives, its action set off a wave of nationalism and pride throughout Ibero-America that so rattled British imperial and allied financial interests, that they vowed to make a "horrible example" of Argentina's defiance.
In the midst of this nationalist ferment, EIR's Dennis Small traveled to Buenos Aires to bring LaRouche's message of support for the country, but also to remind them of the unique bond that united all the Americas, grounded in the principles expressed by John Quincy Adams' warning that the United States should not act "as a cockboat in the wake of a British man of war." Media interviewed Small, and LaRouche's name was all over the place, including his discussion of the American System of opposition to British free trade and slavery. In London and on Wall Street, financiers sweated, fearing that the Americas might free themselves from the Empire's grip.
Today, in the midst of a global financial crash that has caused economic and political upheaval across Ibero-America, LaRouche is once again in the Argentine media, warning that the drug slavery peddled by George Soros is British imperialismand people are listening.
Menticide and Population Reduction
A recent poll shows that almost 54% of the population opposes drug decriminalization. At least seven Peronist governors who are the government's allies on most other issues, have stated they will not support this policy. The Catholic Bishops Council warns that in a society where the deadly crack-cocaine drug paco is de facto already legalized in urban slums, decriminalization is tantamount to "a policy of death." Indicating discord in the Supreme Court, Justice Carlos Fayt has called for a "period of meditation" before any bill is passed, to ensure that "no mistakes" are made.
Will Argentina's President, who is under fierce attack by British financial interests following her defeat in the June 28 midterm elections, listen to her own people?
As they made clear to the opening session of the drug conference, Argentine LYM members are determined that she will.
Aníbal Fernández had finished telling the audience that "the repressive policies contained in Argentine law over the last 20 years have failed," and promised that the government will ratify its "policy and position before all Latin America."
But fellow decriminalization advocate, Supreme Court justice Eugenio Zaffaroni, had barely opened his mouth before two LYM organizers, Rosina Castillo and Betiana González, accused him of promoting the British Empire's youth "menticide" and population reduction policies, with his promotion of drug legalization. Why are Soros and the British so interested in drugging all of Latin America, they asked. Why are they financing this conference? (See box.)
A flustered Zaffaroni tried to remove the two young women, who were applauded at various points by the audience. Reporters surrounded the two, filming their statements, and then followed them outside after they were finally removed by security. Outside the Congress, other LYM organizers wore sandwich signs depicting the cover of EIR's bestseller Dope, Inc., while "the Queen of England" told passersby how pleased she was that Argentina had lent its Congress to the drug legalizers.
Articles appeared in the electronic media and on radio stations, including an interview with Rosina Castillo run on Radio Mitre's popular hosted by Chiche Helbun, who commented that LaRouche obviously has "a strong presence in Argentina."
The daily Clarín, in an article entitled "Who Does the Group That Protested Against Zaffaroni Answer To?" reported that LaRouche "accuses the British Empire of being responsible for the world economic crisis and for being allied to the 9/11 attacks." Coverage appeared across the media spectrum. The establishment website Infobae posted a video showing the two LYM organizers' intervention against Zaffaroni.