EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022
U.S./NATO Escalates Mobilization for Nuclear War
May 14, 2022 (EIRNS)—The rate of escalation to a nuclear confrontation with Russia by the madmen governing in the trans-Atlantic region is increasing at a furious pace. The G7 Foreign Ministers and EU High Representative for foreign policy released today a virtual declaration of war against Russia. While retailing all the ubiquitous lies heard daily from the whores running the Western media on behalf of the military-industrial complex and their Wall Street/City of London controllers, the “G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Russia’s War Against Ukraine” declaration asserts: “We will never recognize borders Russia has attempted to change by military aggression, and will uphold our engagement in the support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea, and all states.” Do not think that such a policy can be carried out by Ukrainian forces, regardless of how many billions of dollars worth of advanced weaponry is supplied to them. Confronting Crimea and the Sevastopol naval base means world war.
Foreign Affairs, the publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, and hence the leading publication of the Anglo-American establishment, published on May 11 an article by Alexander Vindman, the Ukrainian-born U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, and former Eurasian director at the National Security Council, whose deranged testimony regarding a phone call between President Donald Trump and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy provided an excuse for the impeachment of President Trump. Titled “America Must Embrace the Goal of Ukrainian Victory,” Vindman reports that the Ukrainian military has shown it can hit targets within Russia itself, adding: “With new long-range firing capabilities delivered by the United States, Ukraine would be able to strike farther into Russia and destroy militarily relevant targets, thus reducing Moscow’s capabilities and limiting its potential for further offensive attacks.... Given such evidence, the United States has little reason to wring its hands over shipping additional and more powerful weapons to Ukraine that could undermine Russia’s war effort.”
And now NATO is planning its sixth expansion since the 1990 pledge to Russia that they would not expand NATO “one inch” beyond Germany’s borders with the Warsaw Pact. Finland, and likely also Sweden, are planning to apply for NATO membership, which would force Russia to significantly redeploy military forces to its northwest border, even nuclear forces. Recall that the Russian proposal of November 2021, which, if it had been negotiated by NATO, would have prevented the war in Ukraine and prevented this nuclear showdown, simply called for no further expansion of NATO, not that it be rolled back to its 1990 borders. The NATO leaders refused to even acknowledge the issues in the Russian proposal, demonstrating clearly that they were intent on forcing Russia to intervene to stop the genocidal assault on the Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine by the Army and the Nazi militia. Why provoke that attack? In order to justify NATO’s actual intention: the economic and (potentially) military destruction of Russia.
Former leading Australian diplomat John Lander, in an interview on April 29 by the Citizens Party of Australia, warned that this “proxy war” between NATO and Russia taking place in Ukraine is precisely the same game plan being set in motion against China—demonize China, pump up Taiwan with modern weapons systems, and induce Taiwan to declare independence, provoking another proxy war, through massive economic sanctions on China by “Global NATO” while the Chinese people kill each other over Taiwan.
Lander goes further, arguing that China may not allow itself to be drawn into such a scenario with Taiwan, and thus the U.S. is preparing an alternative: drawing Australia itself into a war with China. The recent security agreement between China and the Solomon Islands has been described by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defense Minister Peter Dutton as a “threat” to Australia, as a “red line,” as “Chinese aggression.” Dutton declared that Australia is thus “preparing for war.” Madness? Indeed, and suicidal, but note that Australia has given up any semblance of sovereignty by joining America’s anti-China “Quad” and the U.S.-U.K.-Australia military pact AUKUS. As in Ukraine, the plan is to fight China down to the last Australian.
There is no question that citizens of every nation are increasingly aware that the current danger of nuclear war is greater than at any time in history, while virtually everyone is also being directly affected by the hyper-inflationary collapse of the Western financial system. This is reflected in the dramatic response to Diane Sare’s Independent LaRouche candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat from New York, against Wall Street’s drug pusher and warmonger Chuck Schumer. Sare has overcome the roadblocks placed in her way by activating an angry and suffering citizenry to join, optimistically, in a campaign which reaches beyond New York, beyond the United States, uniting those citizens with citizens worldwide in the global campaign for a new security and development architecture for all nations. See Sare for Senate. It is also reflected in the fact that an EIR interview with Col. Richard H. Black (ret.), warning of nuclear war and exposing the corruption in the U.S. military, has gone viral, with over 350,000 views.
Write or call your Congressman and Senators, demand that they stop spending billions to support the revival of Nazism in Ukraine, insist that war with Russia or with China is rejected by the American people and all moral citizens of the world. Sign and circulate the Schiller Institute petition. This is a time for action.