A century after World War I broke out, the planet faces a thermonuclear showdown of truly global proportions.
This time, the tinderbox is in Ukraine.
Countering Western media reports, LaRouche says the protests in Kiev are neither democratic nor representative of the Ukrainian people. Rather, the demonstrations are being orchestrated by Westerners, including George Soros and the highest levels of the U.S. and British governments.
“This is part of the encirclement policy that started with the fall of the Soviet Union,” LaRouche told Examiner in an interview.
“The neocons and the British empire decided on a policy of regime change against every government” that opposed them. (George W.) Bush started wars based on lies (Iraq) and (Barack) Obama did the same with Libya.”
“View Ukraine in that context,” she said, noting that European think tanks have raised $30 million to $40 million to build up some 2,000 non-government organizations in Ukraine.
“What do you think Washington would do if people started occupying government buildings here?” asked the wife of one-time presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche.
Mrs. LaRouche charges that the Ukraine agitators, nominally led by some of the country’s most extreme political elements, are “bought off by the West.”
In the latest provocation, one activist claims he was abducted and “crucified” by Ukraine police. Dmytro Bulatov’s account – yet unproven -- is seen as yet another ploy to stir unrest.
“They’re not interested in freedom and human rights and democracy – their goal is geopolitical expansion,” LaRouche asserts.
She said the West keeps gassing the Eastern European fire through NATO’s “first-strike” nuclear doctrine. That policy has merely forced Russia and China closer together in a siege mentality – setting the stage for an epic East-vs.-West confrontation that will make the Cuban Missile Crisis look like a game of backyard beanbag.
LaRouche says it doesn’t have to be that way, and the Schiller Institute offers a “new paradigm” to reduce tensions.
“There’s no reason not to include Russia in any alliance. We have proposed Eurasian cooperation from the Atlantic to the Pacific,” she said.
The Schiller initiative would “replace petty geopolitics with the common aims of mankind” -- notably life-giving programs to eliminate hunger and produce more energy through heretofore untapped fusion power.
Above all, LaRouche says Westerners need to wake up to what’s happening in their own countries, where joblessness and income inequality are becoming the new normal.
“It’s sleepwalking like 1914,” she says. “The main war danger comes from the trans-Atlantic economic system collapsing.”
“Today’s European Union is more like the old Soviet Union than (modern) Russia.”
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