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Reviving the Spirit of Elbe

April 25, 2022 (EIRNS)—The following news report from today says it all: The U.S. has canceled the “Spirit of Elbe” memorial this year. On April 25, 1945, the Soviet and US armies linked up on the Elbe River, marking the success of the allied effort to defeat fascism. In April 1955, The Spirit of the Elbe memorial was unveiled at the Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., and every year since then the occasion has been celebrated as a symbol of cooperation between the two nations to achieve victory in a just cause.

Not this year. Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov reported yesterday that this year’s ceremony at the memorial had to be cancelled. “Sadly, this year we have been denied permission to hold such events. Formally, the decision was made by the Arlington Cemetery, but we have been told quite clearly that they followed instructions from the Department of State. We are well aware of the reasons in the light of the Russophobia that has been unfolded in the United States,” he reported.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche today located the significance of the Spirit of Elbe development in the international strategic situation.

“It’s a very difficult moment, because what we are seeing right now has nothing to do with Ukraine. What is unfolding is exactly what Prince Charles said, that in order to implement the policies of the Great Reset—which is really another word for population reduction—there has to be a ‘militarized approach.’ That is what we now see in the form of the present confrontation against Russia. The U.S., U.K. and NATO don’t want peace. There is no intention on their part to negotiate and end to the war, but rather to go for a military solution. This creates an acute danger of unleashing World War III.”

This Sunday’s trip to Kiev by Secretary of State Blinken, Defense Secretary Austin, and the State Department’s infamous Victoria Nuland, fully confirmed the accuracy of Zepp-LaRouche’s warning.

“The best way to look into the mind of the people who are pushing these policies,” she stated, “is reflected by the fact that the U.S. has canceled the Spirit of Elbe memorial this year. Naturally, when you don’t mind fascism anymore, not in Ukraine, nor in respect to the depopulation of the developing sector, then that’s the logical thing to do.”

Zepp-LaRouche called on Americans, in particular, to change Washington’s policy direction quickly. “We should all be aware of the fact that right now, the fate of humanity is really hanging by a thread.” Therefore, she added,

“anything that does not take into account the survival of humanity as a whole, cannot be the right thing. There is no such thing as ‘U.S. interests vs. Russian and Chinese and other interests.’ There must be Americans who understand that we have to find a higher level, and that it would be in the absolute benefit of the U.S. itself to cooperate in addressing the issues which are right now the burning existential issues of mankind.”

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