EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2022
Global South Sidelines Global NATO
Sept. 1, 2022 (EIRNS)—So much of the world is dangerous and sorrowful right now, from violent conflict, and economic breakdown. But the pillars of Global NATO’s geopolitical military expansion—“democracy,” green mandates, corporatism—are beginning to conspicuously crack and sway. Two instances this week involving the European Union are the latest in many manifestations of how the Global South is sidelining Global NATO. They concern the EU, U.K., and U.S. in Africa and Ibero-America. The underlying structures of Global NATO alignments based on lies, “narratives,” and coercion are disintegrating.
At the European Union Foreign Ministers meeting this week in Prague (Aug. 30-31,) the two-part agenda took up not only what to do about so-called “Russian aggression in Ukraine,” but also the topic of what to do about their concern that “Russian disinformation holds sway” in Africa, as the Foreign Ministry of Slovenia put it. The EU ministers moaned and groaned over the declining of too many African nations to get in line with Western sanctions and condemnations against Russia. These African nations also support China. The ministers discussed how to “combat Russian disinformation.”
However, some EU Foreign Ministers with a few brain cells still functioning raised the point that nothing has been done by the EU since promises were made in February at the EU-Africa Summit. Well they might remark on this. In contrast, Russia is proceeding with constructing Egypt’s first nuclear power plant. China continues on other projects for highways, rail, power, and water infrastructure. China has built four agro-technology centers to support modern farming.
Across the Atlantic, the picture is the same. Russia and China are building projects for water, health care, transportation, energy, in South America and the Caribbean, while the EU/U.S./U.K. bloc insists on fierce austerity, green mandates, and looting through global food-sourcing. In contrast, Bolivia and Russia have collaborated to build the first nuclear complex in that nation, with two units opening this month for medical work and food irradiation. China has many projects.
The EU’s loss of composure about this is shown in the leak this week of a document from the EU diplomatic agency, European External Action Service (EEAS), which was obtained by El País. The Spanish daily states, “China is the first or second most important trading partner of Latin American and Caribbean countries, displacing the EU and surpassing the United States in many countries.” The EU is bemoaning it, and also the Belt and Road Initiative, and still doing nothing, or worse than nothing.
The world is crying out to stop the chaos and killing, and start production. Yesterday, in many cities in Germany, farmers with their tractors, along with community backers, rallied in many cities’ old town squares, to defend the right to produce food. The messages forwarded to them from farmers and ranchers in the Americas had the same moral approach to physical economy: The world needs production. That is the metric for human rights. We can unite together to bring about what German farm leader Alf Schmidt calls, “a peaceful revolution.”
Next week are frontline events in the fight for such change. On September 8 is the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Lyndon LaRouche, whose methodology and policies are the active legacy to steer a course out of today’s crisis. A day of international online and in-person commemorations is planned.
EIR News Service is also making widely available to international media its feature report, released today. “ ‘Global NATO’ Orders a Hit on Advocates of Peace” leads the feature of the Sept. 2, 2022 issue of EIR. The report exposes the NATO/U.S./U.K./EU network backing for the blacklist and hit-list agencies run out of Kiev, the Center for Countering Disinformation, and the Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) database.
On Sept. 10-11, the Schiller Institute will hold an international online conference, with four panels over two days, on “Inspiring Humanity To Survive the Greatest Crisis in World History.” The description of the opening session: “A panel of speakers from the United States, China, India, Russia, and other nations will follow the keynote address by Helga Zepp-LaRouche. Lyndon LaRouche’s critical interventions going back 70 years will help frame the discussion.”