EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
Dangerous Phase Shift in Ukraine: From Proxy War to World War III?
Sept. 12, 2022 (EIRNS)—The phase shift now in progress under Global NATO in Ukraine makes nuclear war far more likely. That is how to understand the continued functioning of the kill-list operations being run out of Kiev (through the Center for Countering Disinformation, backed by NATO, the U.S.A. and U.K.), which are intended to suppress any discussion and initiatives that will avert the danger. The prescience of Lyndon LaRouche is outstanding in the way, decades ago, he forewarned of the vectors toward war, if an economic/financial system was not put in place dedicated to serve the common interest of sovereign nations, and not the London/Wall Street predators.
In reviewing the situation, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute and co-thinker of Lyndon LaRouche, stressed that now is the moment to mobilize for a new economic and security architecture—already supported by much of the world outside the North Atlantic, and expose and shut down the war-promotion machine. This was the focus of the weekend Schiller Institute international conference, “Inspiring Humanity To Survive the Greatest Crisis in World History.” Many of its presentations and video reports are already getting attention, which will escalate, especially as the UN General Assembly opens in New York City tomorrow, and continues for the coming three weeks.
Certain events and intentions mark the Ukraine phase shift over the past 10 days. On Sept. 8, at the U.S. Ramstein Air Base in Germany, the monthly Ukraine Contact Group Meeting was the scene of pledges of far more deadly precision and long range weaponry to be supplied to Ukraine. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley personally presided. The same day Secretary of State Tony Blinken made a surprise visit to Kiev, accompanied by Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, infamous for her role in backing the 2014 fascist Maidan coup against the elected Ukraine government.
Timed with this was the Ukraine eastern offensive, which, amidst great loss of life and carnage, took over certain territory, including Izyum, a logistics and transportation site. Global NATO networks then claimed, in effect, “victory.” For example, an article was posted in The Atlantic on Sept. 11, headlined, “It’s Time To Prepare for a Ukrainian Victory, “ by Anne Applebaum, an infamous operative of the British-created “Integrity Initiative” propaganda network. She says that Russia has “lost,” and all that remains is to get rid of President Putin.
Plus, the see-through veil has been dropped, that Ukraine has been a lone, valiant fighting nation, and the U.S., U.K. and NATO “merely” provide support. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on the Sept. 11 CNN Sunday talk show, proudly said that the Ukraine offensive is due to a lot of equipment from the U.S. and its NATO allies, and also due to the intelligence community, “and to our friends, the Brits,” in particular.
This kind of crazed provocation of Russia is going beyond any red line that doesn’t even need to be stated. The Senator said it. NATO, the U.S. and the Brits are making war on Russia.
Brussels-based, American analyst Gilbert Doctorow has drawn out the implications of this, in an article he posted Sept. 9, “U.S. Ups the Ante: Are We Indeed Headed Into WW III and What Can Save Us?” He points out that the U.S. and NATO countries provided arms, tactical direction and targeting data for the heavy fighting Ukraine waged in recent days, and created circumstances where Russia may have to “take the bait.” He said, “I mean the Russians may escalate to all-out war on Ukraine.” He reports that this contingency featured prominently in the Sept. 9 Russian major news and political talk shows, where it was pointed out that Russia could start to knock out Ukrainian power, rail, bridges, and high government offices. Since that time, Russia has struck four thermal power plants, and also a railway center west of Donetsk city. Doctorow’s article today is headlined, “Russia ‘Takes Off the Gloves.’ ”
We have the necessary policy-waging ammunition, that, with courage and mobilization, can turn aside the deadly Global NATO doomsday track. Even as the danger increases, there are elsewhere new commitments and achievements for a new world system of foreign relations based on common economic good. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in Samarkand this week, Sept. 15-16 is such a venue. In addition to the personal meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping there, Xi will visit Kazakhstan. There are activities on other continents, such as the events this month between China and Argentina and a Sept. 1 meeting in Nanjing of Caribbean and South American nations with China.
This development momentum is an expression of the legacy of Lyndon LaRouche in action, as was dramatically seen in an 82-minute video of recordings of LaRouche in discussion with leaders “around the world” over decades, aired in Panel 3 of the Schiller Institute Conference.
His co-thinker and widow, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, received a video message of recognition and appreciation for Lyndon’s role, from leading Russian economist Dr. Sergei Glazyev, on the centenary of LaRouche’s birth day. Sept. 8.
Among the many points Glazyev makes are these two: 1) “Lyndon LaRouche looked decades ahead. He warned the U.S.A. and its partners about the inevitable collapse of their financial expansion policy, under which the interests of speculators eclipse the national interest and the development of the economy.” And 2) “We remember him. In practically all the major countries in the world that today are developing successfully—above all India, and China—there are partisans of LaRouche. They have used his thoughts and ideas, for creating their economic miracles.”