EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021
Did Biden Even Know What He Said?
March 18 , 2021 (EIRNS)—The extreme danger of electing a President whom the entire world knew was suffering from senility, possibly the early stages of dementia, has now been proven, as President Joe Biden was guided by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News on March 16 to respond positively to the question, “Do you think Putin is a killer?” The reaction from Moscow was immediate. The Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov was recalled to Moscow, indefinitely, with a statement from the Embassy that “certain reckless statements of U.S. senior officials pose a threat of utter collapse to bilateral relations.” Sen. Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Federation Council, said: “Such remarks cannot be tolerated under any circumstances,” and called for an immediate “explanation and apology.” He further insisted that these “boorish remarks have killed off all expectations that the new U.S. administration will pursue a new policy towards Russia,” observing that they come from the President of a country which “drops a bomb somewhere in the world every 12 minutes,” and has been responsible for more than 500,000 deaths in illegal wars since 2001.
This pending disaster is not cut in stone. Putin himself spoke playfully, saying Biden was “looking in the mirror,” and reflected on children in the playground saying: “Whatever you say [about others] is what you are yourself.” He added the pregnant greeting: “I wish him good health.” Indeed, former President Dmitry Medvedev stated that he had had several meetings with Biden over the years: “He gave the impression of a reasonable person then. However, it seems that time hasn’t been kind to him.”
The interview comes as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spent the last two days meeting their counterparts in Japan and South Korea, openly calling for joint preparation for military confrontation with China. Blinken announced 24 new sanctions on Chinese citizens over alleged human rights violations in Hong Kong, even as he was preparing for today’s meeting in Anchorage with China’s leading foreign policy officials.
Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan are holding two days of meetings with Yang Jiechi, the director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. These crucial meetings could serve as a starting point in reversing the rapid descent into military confrontation, or it could be a virtual declaration of war. It will soon go one way or the other.
There is no reason for such war-mongering diplomacy. There is no threat from China. There is no threat from Russia. The threat comes from the hyperinflationary madness which has seen trillions of dollars printed up to bail out the bankrupt banks in the trans-Atlantic, as the real economies are collapsing. The danger comes from the “Great Reset” madness of Green Finance under the dictatorship of the central banks and the too-big-to-fail financial institutions, whose executives are seizing power from elected governments, cutting off credit to fossil fuels, industries, and agriculture, under the fake-science argument that carbon will burn up the world. The danger comes from the cultural decay which has turned Western civilization into a wasteland of ugliness, violence, pornography, and drugs, devoid of any classical aesthetic or beauty.
There is great urgency that the largest possible attendance be mobilized for the online Schiller Institute conference this weekend, “World at a Crossroad: Two Months Into the New U.S. Administration,” which will address this cultural crisis, this economic crisis, this strategic crisis, and this pandemic/famine crisis. The conference is a call for a unity of purpose, to restore sanity, through the scientific cooperation of all nations in meeting this crisis with the required new paradigm, based on the common aims of mankind. The alternative is unthinkable.