EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR TUEDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
The End Comes for the British ‘Iago’ in America’s Tragedy of War
Sept. 6, 2021 (EIRNS)—Still unsated after seeing the United States wound itself in decades of continuous war-fighting and self-destructive social rage, the furious former British Prime Minister Tony Blair this week still demands more “anti-terror wars,” in two speeches to mark the 20th year since the 9/11 attacks. Since his first call for regime-change wars in 1999 at the Chicago World Affairs Council, this evil leprechaun, hated by England’s people but acclaimed by London’s imperial elite, has been the Iago to American Presidents cursed by endless war and endless post-traumatic stress disorder of every kind. And now, as EIR has reported in depth, Blair has led his fellow London warmongers in execrating President Joe Biden because he, disobediently to the U.K. and NATO, ended one of those wars.
The costs of these wars to the United States alone have included a true “debt trap”—65% of its entire federal budget deficit (and thus new federal debt) since Sept. 11, 2001; 15,000 military and contractor deaths; twice that many killed by their own hands in despair; hundreds of thousands scarred physically and psychologically; over $2 trillion more in care for post-9/11 veterans in the coming years; who knows how many mass shootings and “suicides by cop” back home. And every country in which these wars have raged, without exception, is today economically ruined, or far worse, with their populations made refugees elsewhere on Earth.
Biden has only drawn one angry bite of the wrath directed for decades at Lyndon LaRouche by Her Majesty’s Privy Council elite and their co-thinkers of the likes of Henry Kissinger. LaRouche warned publicly eight months before 9/11 that a coming major terror attack on the United States was going to be followed by “emergency government.” And he then told a large radio audience, as the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon were occurring, that the United States’ security screen had been taken down by internal and foreign powers, and that Osama bin Laden was not an independent actor. Like Cicero mobilizing to defeat the Catiline conspirators, LaRouche told Americans to fight for the nation with intelligence, or give in to emergency government, surveillance state, and British Empire.
Few Americans would listen then as they are listening now. Helga Zepp-LaRouche has declared the withdrawal from Afghanistan both an opportunity and a responsibility to start a new paradigm of peace through economic development. “Get the solutions out now” to the destruction and suffering in Afghanistan, she says. All the regional nations surrounding Afghanistan want to integrate it with the Belt and Road Initiative and the North-South corridor of Russia and India. This is the chance for the United States to cooperate in building up Afghanistan’s missing infrastructure with the leading technological nations China and Russia, rather than confronting them and risking nuclear war. This very prospect makes London so furious.
Helga LaRouche’s statement “Can ‘The West’ Learn? What Afghanistan Needs Now!” outlines the next steps including bold proposals for reconstruction. And she will speak this Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of that day in 2001, to a conference, “9/11/2021: The Path Forward from September 11, Afghanistan, and the Surveillance State,” unlike any other event that will be held on, or about, that day.