|This article appears in the November 11, 2011 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Countdown to London's
War of Armageddon
Special to EIR
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Nov. 8With the imminent release of a new report on Iran's nuclear program from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the propaganda for a preemptive attack on Iran escalated this week to unprecedented levels of lies and provocation. This propaganda barrage is intended to bring the world to the brink of a world war, that will rapidly lead to the launching of thermonuclear weapons.
While senior U.S. intelligence officials familiar with the IAEA's pending report confirm to EIR that there is no Iranian nuclear bomb, and no near-term prospect of Iran building one, the disinformation campaign has reached such a frenzied peak that it will take an extraordinary intervention to avoid an Israeli, or combined Israeli/Anglo-American attack on Iran that will be the opening salvo of World War III.
The architects of this looming war are out to provoke mass destruction and genocide, targeting the entirety of Eurasia and beyond. While the propaganda for war has all the earmarks of the earlier "sexed up" lies about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction arsenal, which provided the pretext for the March 2003 invasion, the intent behind the targeting of Iran and Syria today goes far beyond anything that Tony Blair, George W. Bush, or even Dick Cheney envisioned as war objectives against Iraq.
The intent, this time around, is to provoke a genocidal world war, targeted at the major population centers of EurasiaChina and Indiaas well as Russia. There are no limited objectives. The reason for this, is that the entire trans-Atlantic centered British Imperial system of finance and political power is in a state of final disintegration. As events of recent weeks make clear to anyone who wishes to see, the entire European and North American financial system has been turned into one big hyperinflationary bubble that cannot be sustained. As the result of this speculative bubble, the real economies of Europe and the Americas have been gutted. The combined financial hyperinflation and physical-economic breakdown, perfectly forecasted by Lyndon LaRouche in his "Triple Curve" presentation before a Vatican audience more than a decade ago, is now playing out at breakneck speed.
Whether the immediate trigger for a total meltdown of the trans-Atlantic banking system is a Greek default, or an Italian default, or the collapse of a major Wall Street bank, is of little consequence. The trans-Atlantic region is doomed, in the very near term. Nothing within the framework of the current British Imperial System can avert the inevitable collapse. The time frame for this disintegration is measured in days, weeks, or months.
This is decidedly not the situation in the Eurasia-Pacific region of the globe, where China and India, with a combined population of more than 2.5 billion, are continuing to grow, despite the disruption of European and American export markets since the 2007-2008 beginning of the bursting of the Western speculative bubble. Russia is no longer in the state of collapse it was during the 1990s decade of British-led looting under Gorbachov and Yeltsin.
The prospects for collaboration among the leading Eurasian powersRussia, China, and Indiawere on full display this week in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) focused on greater economic integration of the Eurasian region, through high-speed transportation projects, joint energy development, other big regional infrastructure projects, and vastly expanded trade. The SCO meeting was attended by high-level delegations from Iran, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Iran, India and Pakistan have formally applied for SCO membership; and Afghanistan has applied for formal observer status. The SCO represents the potential core of a Eurasia-Pacific Prosperity Zone, encompassing a sizeable majority of the world's population.
The potential for continued economic growth in this vast region is something that the British oligarchy simply cannot acceptparticularly given the end-game disintegration of the trans-Atlantic economies. The British, therefore, are going for war in Eurasia. The war is not over political disputes, nuclear weapons, or raw materials control: In the long-standing British tradition of genocide, the war is aimed at killing off as many people as possible. The endgame is the vast reduction of the human race to a fraction of the current 7 billion people. In this war of genocide there are no winners or losersjust a vast body count.
Prince Philip Calls for Genocide
The idea that the British are pursuing a course of mass genocide, orders of magnitude beyond the worst crimes of Hitler and the Nazis, should come as no surprise. Prince Philip, the Royal Consort and the founder, along with World War II-era Nazi Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has advocated massive population reduction for decades. He has called for an 80% reduction in the human population.
Philip is the head of a worldwide movement promoting mass-extermination of the populations of Asia and Africa in particular. He counts among his disciples the German John Schellnhuber, who demands a reduction of world population to below 1 billion people, and John Holdren, President Obama's science advisor and an avowed radical Malthusian.
The option for such a war of genocide was put in place with the 2008 election of Obama as U.S. President. Obama was selected by the British because of his homicidal psychosis. Obama is, as LaRouche warned publicly on April 11, 2009, a Nero, who will kill and kill again, to feed his insatiable psychotic appetite for power. The cold-blooded execution of deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and members of his family, ordered from the White House, is typical of Obama's psychotic rage that has now fully surfaced. The recent extrajudicial assassinations of three American citizens by drone attacks in Yemen, including the murder of a 16-year-old boy, were another manifestation of Obama's Nero complex.
Obama, so long as he remains in office, will be a highly controlled asset of the British oligarchy, which is the actual author of the genocide, now in store for humanity, if the planned Iran attack is permitted to take place.
Well-placed U.S. military and intelligence officials have only recently begun to realize that their vocal and intense opposition to any military action against Iran has fallen on deaf ears at the White House. Both the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and the CIA have weighed in forcefully against any military action against Iranprecisely because it would be a certain trigger for larger war. Even Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was dispatched to Tel Aviv, soon after he transferred from the CIA to the Pentagon in July, to deliver an unambiguous warning to Israel against a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities at Natanz and Qom. Panetta's warnings, earlier delivered by former JCS chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, were echoed in a more recent flurry of anti-war statements from top Israeli military and intelligence veterans, including two former Mossad directors, Efraim Halevy and Meir Dagan.
There is no immediate nuclear weapons threat coming from Iran, and even if Iran were to be able to build a single crude nuclear weapon, they do not have a reliable delivery system, and won't have it for years to come.
The absolute irrationality of the current race to war against Iran, is the clearest indicator that something far different is at stake.
From Regional War to World War
In an interview to be published next week in EIR, Gen. Joseph Hoar (USMC-ret.), the former Commander-in-Chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), explains that any attack on Iran will immediately trigger asymmetric retaliation by the Islamic Republic against U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf. Among the immediate targets will be the oil fields, refineries, and desalination facilities in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and similar targets in the islands of the Persian Gulf, the U.A.E., Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait.
Whether the United States participates in the opening strikes against Iranian targets, or the initial attack comes exclusively from Israel, it is Iranian military doctrine to strike directly against the easy targets in the immediate vicinitythe six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This means that the United States, under any circumstances, will be drawn into the conflict in the opening hours, due to long-standing treaty agreements with the GCC.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in statements issued this week from Moscow, warned, in the strongest possible language, against any aggression against Iran. Numerous international publications, from Azerbaijan to Iran to Thailand, have warned that an attack on Iran will rapidly draw Russia into the conflict, given Russian strategic interests there, and the presence of Russian scientists at the Bushehr nuclear reactor.
An Israeli or other attack on Syria would also draw the Russians in. And China, with its dependence on energy and raw materials from the Persian Gulf region and adjacent parts of Africa, would see itself as a primary target of any such Gulf war, and would respond accordingly. Already, the Chinese have concluded that the NATO war in Libya was aimed, in significant measure, at China, which had vast investments in Libya, which have now been grabbed by Britain and Francewith full U.S. backing.
A senior U.S. intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, recently told EIR that
"war-avoidance is the highest priority for the U.S. national security institutions." It is the near-unanimous consensus of the entire U.S. intelligence community that any world war would guarantee the exchange of nuclear weapons, and that this would mean the extinction of mankind. War, therefore, "is impossible."
For the British, these issues are now existential, due to the onrushing disintegration of the financial and monetary underpinnings of the British Imperial System. This oligarchy is committed to war, and so long as their marcher-lord puppets remain in power in Washington and Tel Aviv, they have the capacity to unleash this Armageddon.
There is a war-avoidance option. Obama must be removed from office, through Constitutional means that are readily available (see "Toward a Bill of Impeachment Of Barack Hussein Obama," p. 37), or by the 25th Amendment.
In 1973, leading Republicans in the U.S. Senate, led by Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.), realized that it was their responsibility to remove Richard Nixon from office. Baker led a delegation to see Nixon, and informed him that he would be impeached by an overwhelming bipartisan majority in the Senateunless he resigned. There are credible reports that Vice President Gerald Ford was prepared to invoke the 25th Amendment, if Nixon refused to resign.
The circumstances surrounding the Nixon resignation were relatively benign compared to the threat of global genocide now confronting the United States and the world. The question on the table for Democrats is whether they possess the moral fitness to survive. If the answer is "yes," they will move to bring down Obama nowbefore the Guns of November are unleashed and it is too late.