by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:
Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche made reference to the current dangerous “strategic environment” in an interview posted yesterday by Sputnik International, in an exchange focused on the deadly implications if more U.S. nuclear weapons are positioned in Europe. In the article titled, “Europe To Sign Own ‘Suicide Pact’ If Hosts New U.S. Missiles—German Politician,” she warns, “If Europe were to accept the installation of new U.S. missiles on its territory in this strategic environment, it would sign a suicide pact.” She explained, “Despite President [donald] Trump’s stated intention to improve relations between the U.S. and Russia, including that he may have one idea of replacing the INF treaty with a new agreement, Putin has to take into account the contrary intention of the neo-cons in the Trump administration and the British ‘minister of war,’ Gavin Williamson, who threatens to use ‘hard power’ and also claims that the ‘boundaries between peace and war are becoming blurred.'” (Her reference is to Williamson’s Feb. 11 anti-Russia, anti-China rant at Royal United Services Institute.)
At this moment, the very dangerous zone of confrontation is in the Americas, centered on Venezuela, where British geopolitical schemes are in play which can start a war. These involve the full range of dirty operations, going back years—in particular to the period of President Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chavez, with British interventions to subvert the economy, pit sides against each other, and fabricate wild propaganda constructs about the need for “humanitarian regime change” against “failed socialism.” The relevant history of this is available in detail from an interview earlier this month by EIR Ibero-America Editor Dennis Small with Iran’s Tasnim news service. The neo-con line-up in the Trump Administration is beating the drums for confrontation, if not intervention, and unfortunately the President, under siege from the British Empire coup assault, is falling into some of this geopolitical claptrap. Even First Lady Melania Trump made remarks recently against “socialism,” citing her own experience growing up in Soviet socialist Eastern Europe, implying that regime change is in order for Venezuela.
There are very dangerous deployments on the ground at points along the Colombian and Brazilian borders with Venezuela, under the name of staging of humanitarian aid. The figurehead for the regime change, Juan Guaidó, who set Feb. 23 as a deadline for aid, said “volunteer brigades” will be dispatched to these border points. Anticipating violence, two ports have suspended their activity until Feb. 24, after the Guaidó deadline. He is also calling for humanitarian corridors, and other confrontational moves—all taken from the Gene Sharp/National Endowment for Democracy playbook.
Another dimension of the onslaught by the same British Empire networks of operatives, is to whip up mass green hysteria, in particular, by herding youth into a worldwide March 15 “School Strike 4 Climate” day, when they are supposed to boycott classes, to protest that adults are too slow to act against C02. Targeted nations include the United States, Germany, Sweden, Australia, and many more. The idea that this climate action day is a “grass roots,” locally run phenomenon, is bunk. A key coordinating outfit is 350.org, present in 180 nations, which has received millions in funding since its founding in 2007, from the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and others. The March 15 Climate Action Strike is especially venal, since it targets vulnerable youth.