EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 2, 2022
The ‘New Bretton Woods’ Is the Antidote to Destruction
Aug. 1, 2022 (EIRNS)—At the time of this writing, U.S. media and National Security Council Strategic Communication Coordinator John Kirby are speaking of the likelihood that Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, now in Singapore on the first stop on her Indo-Pacific tour, will go ahead this week with a visit to Taiwan, which is intended to be a poke in the eye to China. It could be Aug. 4 or earlier.
This is insanity. The provocation of China, over Taiwan, shows the kind of danger zone of all-out war we are now in worldwide, because of the deliberate instigation of flash points of conflict, from the Global NATO moves against Russia, to confrontations in the Indo-Pacific. Add to this the latest flash point, in the Balkans, where Kosovo-Serbia animosity has been deliberately stoked to the point of a flareup over “issues,” such as Kosovo police demanding that local Serbs have new travel documents.
The reason behind the deliberate push for tensions and conflicts, is that the “Western” financial system, centered in the City of London/Wall Street, is blowing out. If we don’t get the United States and Europe onto a new track, toward a new system, the war danger only worsens. If the danger persists, the result will be nuclear annihilation directly, or breakdown into horrible chaos, and then nuclear annihilation maybe delayed, but happen for certain.
Schiller Institute Chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche discussed this dynamic today, stressing that, “The New Bretton Woods is the antidote.” She took note of several, important “good things happening,” but unless we get this breakthrough in the Trans-Atlantic, the good cannot be realized.
One positive note today is that the first grain ship has departed Odessa in Ukraine early this morning, heading toward Istanbul, where it will be inspected, then on to Tripoli, Lebanon, under the new “Black Sea Grain Initiative” signed July 22, by the UN, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey. The Razoni is carrying corn (maize), and there are 16 more ships in line to embark. Russia has provided safe passage.
In Central Asia, concrete details are coming forward on rail and highway projects for the region, especially the connection from China, through Kyrgyzstan, and into Uzbekistan. Very important are the infrastructure plans announced for Afghanistan, in the statement by Uzbekistan, after hosting the July 26-27 multi-nation meeting on Afghanistan, held in Tashkent. The Trans-Afghanistan Rail corridor, and border-nation electricity corridor are discussed in particular.
These are all good things, but the clincher is forcing through the concept of the New Bretton Woods system, and the collaboration to make it happen. In this 100th anniversary year of economist-statesman Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., commemorating his historic life, by studying and implementing his method and policies, amounts to one and the same as the fight to make the new system happen.
The fight on this is now out in the open. The Ukraine “enemies list,” of 78 individuals denounced as propagandists for Russia, issued July 14 by Kiev regime agencies associated with London, and the U.S. State Department, includes the names of 30 individuals who have spoken at recent Schiller Institute policy discussion conferences. Of those reached so far, almost to a person, they are signing the joint statement “Twenty-Five Prominent Individuals Denounce Being Targeted as Putin Agents by Ukraine-U.S.-NATO,” released July 30 by the Schiller Institute. Many individuals are also issuing their own statements of condemnation, as did Helga Zepp-LaRouche.
Just look at a few of the recent titles of Schiller Institute conferences, and you get an idea of the dialogue process involved, and how revealing and evil the Ukraine blacklist ploy is, to try to smear and stop that process, and threaten the individuals involved, and the Schiller Institute. See “Conferences” on the Schiller Institute homepage.
June 18: “There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System”
May 26: “U.S. and European Military and Security Experts Warn: The Insanity of Politicians Threatens Nuclear War”
May 25: “We Need a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations, Not a Strengthening of Geopolitical Blocs.”
April 9: “To Establish a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations”
Veteran diplomat Chas Freeman said of the Ukraine hit list, speaking in an interview with EIR and the Schiller Institute today: “It’s a sign of the times. If you don’t have a serious argument, resort to smearing those who disagree with you. This is detestable. It is a rebuke to the very ideas of free speech that are essential to Western democracy. And it should be condemned.”
Our best way to counter the hit list, is to redouble our organizing for the New Bretton Woods system.