EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021
Humanity’s Enemies Are Willing To Start War Rather Than Give In—To What Will You Commit Yourself?
March 3 , 2021 (EIRNS)—After the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Iran is being told that it must return entirely to the agreement before the U.S. will rejoin it. In Syria, Biden last week launched a bombing attack that left two dozen dead; far from preventing further attacks, it draws on still others, such as the ten missiles launched at a U.S. base in Iraq. Sanctions by the U.S. and barbaric attacks by Saudi Arabia have brought Yemen to an unimaginably perilous situation, with great portions of its population facing food insecurity and starvation.
Why is all of this happening? Is this all an unfortunate historical coincidence? Does anyone benefit from such chaos? Let’s consider Southwest Asia in the context of the future of the world.
The World Land-Bridge proposal of the Lyndon and Helga LaRouche and the Schiller Institute sees a great potential for the world through the creation of infrastructure- and technology-focused development corridors, linking the nations of the world not through the seas (although maritime trade will continue to be extremely important), but through creating and liberating the potential of inland development, through the creation of a better infrastructure platform, of an environment unlocking new levels of productivity.
Southwest Asia is a crossroads of the world, possessing a significant youth population, and able to see enormous growth. Who benefits from preventing such a future?
Then consider the cases of Russia, which has with great effort restored its dignity as a nation—an independent and sovereign nation—after the “shock therapy” depredations of the 1990s, and in the face of an expanding NATO, drawing ever closer to its borders over the past three decades. Is Russia your enemy? Why?
Last, look to China. It has seen economic growth, improvements in lifespan and health, and enormous social advancement over the past few decades. Possessed of significant foreign reserves, a healthy physical economy, and the resources and intention to develop other markets and nations around the world, China has become a major player in infrastructure and manufacturing development in such parts of the world as Africa.
How does the British financial-military-intelligence empire see Southwest Asia? Russia’s independence? China’s growth?
Listen to the words of U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken, speaking Wednesday:
“The challenge posed by China is different. China is the only country with the economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to seriously challenge ... the rules, values, and relationships that make the world work the way we want it to.... Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be, collaborative when it can be, and adversarial when it must be....
“That requires working with allies and partners ... because where we have pulled back, China has filled in. It requires standing up for our values when human rights are abused in Xinjiang or when democracy is trampled in Hong Kong, because if we don’t, China will act with even greater impunity.”
The Chinese daily Global Times has responded sharply to efforts by the U.S. (acting in British interests) to restrain China’s growth, such as through trade restrictions, writing: “Restricting China from the perspective of intellectual property rights protection is different from jeopardizing China’s scientific and technological research and development capabilities. The former is part of the intellectual property rights protection regime, while the latter is an evil result of the geopolitical mentality.
“China has 1.4 billion people, more than the West combined, and much more than the population of the major Western countries combined. China’s development is the grandest project of the global human rights cause.... It is malicious to take tough measures to suppress the ability of developing countries, and to tell large countries like China that ‘you deserve to be poor’....
“This kind of malicious policy cannot be followed up in a broad and lasting way in the 21st century. We hope the U.S. ruling team can see clearly the general trend, stop talking about human rights when it is trying to deprive the sacred rights of 1.4 billion Chinese people.... At last, we have to say that such evil is doomed to failure in the 21st century.”
China is not the enemy of the “West.” Neither is Russia. The common enemy faced by all people of the world is the Satanic, anti-human ideology that says that growth itself is evil, by virtue of its changing the “natural” state of the world—whether through claims of catastrophic climate change, of doomsday destruction of biodiversity through using land to grow food, or through the more overtly religious-like beliefs of considering human beings as essentially equivalent to animals, under the watchful reign of a jealous Mother Earth who must be placated by pledging obedience to her dictates (as interpreted by such gruesome priests as Larry Fink, Mark Carney, and David Attenborough).
To overcome this death-cult, the nations of the world can throw off the chains of the Paris Climate Accord, the blinders of geopolitical conflict, and the abusive concept of limits to growth—to instead collaborate on the opportunities that lie all around us to build the infrastructure and productive economies to develop the world, master the secrets of atomic fusion, and chart a course to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.