Schiller Institute events spur opposition to global NATO
Schiller Institute events spur opposition to global NATO
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The May 26 panelists were (clockwise from top left): Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Gen. Leonardo Tricarico (ret.), Col. Richard H. Black (ret.), Ray McGovern and Eric Denécé.
May 26 – The Schiller Institute’s online conference, “U.S. and European Military and Security Experts Warn: Politicians’ Madness Threatens Nuclear War,” featured presentations and discussions between four military and strategic specialists from France , from Italy and the United States, and with Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Moderator Dennis Speed. A few hours after the event, views on YouTube were approaching 2,000.
Today’s dialogue followed a discussion the day before, co-hosted by the Schiller Institutes of Sweden and Denmark, conducted online from Copenhagen, whose participants included five speakers based in this northern region, as well as than Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche. The May 25 event was titled “We need a new security and development architecture for all nations, not the strengthening of geopolitical blocs; Why Sweden and Finland should not join NATO.
These two events are part of the ongoing activation process of the Schiller Institute, calling on forces and individuals everywhere to mobilize against the madness of war and for a new framework for peace through development. A report on this May 25 conference, and the entire May 26 conference, appears elsewhere in this issue.
Zepp-LaRouche said today in his closing remarks, “Join us as an organizer, as a chance for the betterment of humanity.” On the weekend of June 18-19, the Schiller Institute will host a multi-session global dialogue for an initiating group of forces committed to building a new security and development architecture for all nations. A Schiller Institute for this objective, published on February 23 and now circulating in several languages, has around 4,500 signatures from all continents.
In his opening address, Zepp-LaRouche emphasized today’s nearly three-hour event: “Any political consideration that does not begin with consideration of the danger of nuclear war is worthless. She and subsequent speakers then elaborated on different aspects of how we got into this situation, in the spirit of Lyndon LaRouche’s music video arguing that “No event contains its own cause…You must start with the world as a whole.”
The founder of the Schiller Institute painted a vivid picture of the madness of war, from current examples of those discussing nuclear weapons as part of a ‘winnable’ strategy, to the history of demonizing Russia and China as enemies, against whom war is supposed to make sense. She then presented in detail the “Peace of Westphalia” approach as the solution to this. She used the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (the Panchsheel), from the national sovereignty period of the 1950s. She discussed global economic and scientific priorities, the need for a “Glass-Steagall World”, at the end from the casino economy, to the related measures of a public goods bank in each country, and plentiful credit for science and technology priorities, including a “village on the Moon, a city on Mars, a journey into interstellar space”, all of which requires the breakthrough of fusion energy and billions of additional creative souls. During the discussion, she said she saw the “emergence of an unaligned spirit” among many nations today, rejecting “Global NATO’s” attempt at deadly global rule.
A sensible military vision
General Leonardo Tricarico (retired), former Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force, answered the question sternly: “What can we do to stop this meaningless war?” He gave dates, in addition to quoting chapters and verses of UN and even NATO laws that were broken, putting us in danger, stating: “Instead of pouring gasoline on the fire, in a bellicose hype, we should have negotiations ‘take place over Ukraine. It is our “compelling duty” to achieve this.
Colonel Richard H. Black (ret.), former head of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon and former Virginia state senator, gave a gripping account of events since the “revolutionary coup.” of 2014 imposed by MI6 and the CIA in Ukraine against Russia. He said of our current situation: “This is our ‘1914 moment’.” He pointed out how illegal, wrong, and dangerous figures like Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who say, “We are at war with Russia,” are.
The next speaker, Professor Eric Denécé, in France, picked up on this point, starting by asking, “How did this happen? I am not pro or anti-Russia or Ukraine. But this war should never have taken place. NATO should have disappeared at the end of the cold war. Denécé is director of the French Center for Intelligence Studies. He pointed out that Western nations supplying Ukraine are “direct co-belligerents” against Russia. He said that “the lesson of geopolitics is that no state can secure its interests at the expense of neighboring states”.
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, founding member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), chose to begin its presentation by the warning to “look below the surface”. To see with the heart, instead of only the eyes”, then he used it to make sense of the politicians leading the world in this disaster, acting through MICIMATT, his now famous concept, which refers to military-industrial intelligence -congressional. -media-university-think tank complex.
Questions from the international audience, as well as between speakers, brought up many points, including Zepp-LaRouche’s observation that the media and politicians are toeing the same line to a horrifying and hateful degree in Germany and elsewhere. . During other observations, the proposal for an “Austrian-style” model for Ukraine was raised, to use neutrality in the process of dealing with the deep complications involved.
Colonel Black insisted that we should understand that the intent to craft weapons only works if you have enemies, so we are manipulated into knowing who our enemies are. People have to get out of this. As far as Russia and China are concerned, we must “escape the illusion that they are there to catch us”. The “sole aggressor is the United States, the United Kingdom and NATO”.
Zepp-LaRouche summed up the situation during the concluding four-way dialogue: “The old order is collapsing. The old paradigm is dead. Thinking people must weigh what the principles of the new system should be. It is imposed on us by circumstances, from famine, to shortages, to disease and to war. She concluded: “The new name for peace is development”.