Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2005
A Memorial Day appearance by Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, on the Larry King Live show on CNN, has provoked worldwide concern that the Bush Administration could be contemplating a nuclear "sneak attack" against North Korea in the very near future. In response to a question from King, the Vice President delivered a series of threats and provocative insults against North Korea, labeling President Kim Jong-il "one of the world's most irresponsible leaders," who directs a "police state," and "wants to throw his weight around and become a nuclear power." "But," Cheney went on, "if this happens, North Korea will never have normal relations with the rest of the world." Cheney threatened to go to the United Nations Security Council to impose murderous sanctions against Pyongyang.
Not surprisingly, Cheney's televised provocations produced a direct public attack by North Korean officials against the Vice President. The Foreign Ministry issued a statement, declaring, "Cheney is hated as the most cruel monster and bloodthirsty beast, as he has drenched various parts of the world in blood." The statement went on to say, "What Cheney uttered at a time when the issue of the six-party talks is high on the agenda, is little short of telling the D.P.R.K. not to come out for the talks."
The exchange, willfully provoked by the U.S. Vice President, has caused widespread apprehension, particularly in Europe, that the Bush Administration is prepared, now, to carry out an attack against the Korean peninsula, using the only military capability availablemini-nuclear weapons. As EIR reported in a cover story two weeks ago, the Pentagon has finalized a new "global strike" doctrine, CONPLAN-8022, which, for the first, time, integrates mini-nuclear weapons into the "conventional" arsenal. Despite a decade-old Congressional ban on the development and deployment of mini-nukes, the Bush Administration has produced an unspecified number of B-61 "mod 11" small-scale "bunker buster" nuclear warheads, that can be delivered by Stealth bombers, and even by F-16 fighter jets. Stealth bombers have been recently pre-positioned in South Korea by the U.S. Air Force. Given the Bush-Cheney new national security doctrine of preventive and pre-emptive war, there is good reason for the world to shudder, that the lunatics in the Washington Administration could make good on Cheney's blustering threats.
The Bush Administration, and particularly Vice President Cheney and David Addington (his inhouse wanna-be Carl Schmitt, the crown jurist of the Nazi regime), recently suffered a stunning defeat in the United States Senate, when a bipartisan group of 14 Senators blocked the so-called "nuclear option," which would have barred the use of filibusters against judicial nominees. Predictably, the White House has gone wild, in response to this stinging defeat of what Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) had called a Cheney-led attempted "coup d'état" against the U.S. Constitution.
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Here are Lyndon LaRouche's opening remarks to LaRouche Youth Movement cadre schools in Boston and Philadelphia, June 4, 2005.
Well, you're meeting at an interesting time. We're on the verge of a not precisely known, but definite crisis, centered on things like the GM case and its implications; centered on bubbles, housing bubbles, mortgage bubbles in the U.S. and in Britainthe United Kingdom in particular; and centered on other things which are ready to blow in the financial derivatives and so forth areas, all coming together.
This Week in History
"Not all the havoc and devastation they have made has wounded me like the death of Warren," wrote Abigail Adams after the Battle of Bunker Hill. "We want him in the Senate; we want him in his profession; we want him in the field. We mourn for the citizen, the senator, the physician, and the warrior." Warren, shot through the head at the age of 34 as he rallied the militia outside the American redoubt, was considered by Britain's Lord Rawdon "to be the greatest incendiary in all America."
This "incendiary," who kept a cool head under fire and possessed a good sense of humor, was born to a Massachusetts farming family in 1741 and graduated from Harvard in 1759. He taught school for a year and then decided to become a physician. His skill in medicine, added to his kindness and frankness, soon brought him to the top of his profession, but by 1768 he was devoting more and more time to the patriot cause. He made the acquaintance of John Adams when he inoculated him for smallpox, and he quickly joined the leadership group composed of Adams, Johns cousin Samuel Adams, James Otis and John Hancock.
Warren wrote many of the patriot broadsides that were produced in Boston, and frequently contributed articles for the press as well. One such blast at East India Company policies in the Boston Gazette of Feb. 29, 1768 caused Royal Gov. Sir Francis Bernard to attempt to prosecute the printers. Warren also wrote a patriot song called "A Song on Liberty" to the tune of "The British Grenadiers," which was an old English song, singing the praises of Britain's soldiery. Warren's song, which came to be known as "Free America," was no mere parody; it reminded Americans that they had a distinct republican identity which they were morally bound to maintain.
Two of the verses give a flavor of Warren's song, which was sung in all the colonies:
The seat of science, Athens,
And Earth's proud mistress, Rome
Where now are all their glories?
We scarce can find their tomb.
Then guard your rights, Americans,
Nor stoop to lawless sway,
Oppose, Oppose, Oppose it,
For North America.
Torn from a world of Tyrants,
Beneath this western sky
We form'd a new dominion,
A land of liberty;
The world shall own we're freemen here,
And such will ever be,
Huzza! Huzza! Huzza! Huzza!
For love and liberty.
When the British government, controlled by the rapacious and bankrupt East India Company, closed the Port of Boston in retaliation for the Boston Tea Party, Joseph Warren took on a multitude of tasks. One of the most important was the drafting of the Suffolk Resolves during the late summer of 1774. The resolves stated that the Coercive Acts passed by Britain were unconstitutional and therefore were not to be obeyed by Americans. The people of Massachusetts were urged to form a government of their own and to collect taxes and withhold them from the Royal authorities until such time that the repressive British legislation might be repealed. In addition, the citizenry was urged to gather arms and form their own local military groups. The Resolves also recommended heavy economic sanctions on Great Britain.
As a center of intelligence gathering, and of sharing news with the other colonies, Warren deployed one of his couriers, Paul Revere, to take the Resolves to Philadelphia, where the First Continental Congress was meeting. The arrival of the document had an electric effect on the delegates. When Peyton Randolph, the presiding officer, finished reading the Resolves, Carpenters' Hall exploded with cheering and shouting, and the delegates surrounded the Massachusetts delegation to congratulate them. The Resolves were passed by Congress with absolutely no change in Warren's wording.
As months passed, and the American boycott of all British goods began to have an effect on Britain's economy, the tension between the British occupying army and the citizens of Boston escalated. It was traditional in Boston to hold an anniversary meeting every March 5 to commemorate the Boston Massacre in 1770. Weeks before the 1775 memorial, British officers were overheard threatening the life of any patriot who attempted to give the memorial oration. Joseph Warren volunteered to deliver the address, but when the day came, it looked as though it might never happen.
British soldiers, fully armed, turned out in force for the memorial and scattered themselves in the church pews among the citizens of Boston. Samuel Adams, alarmed by the prospect of civilians being injured if violence broke out, invited the soldiers up to the front rows, where they also lounged on the raised area around the pulpit. When Warren arrived to give his speech, the building was so tightly surrounded by excited Americans and threatening soldiers that he could not enter.
The sailing men of Boston soon found a solution: They rigged a block and tackle and hoisted him in through a second-floor window and down into a sea of Redcoats. The soldiers talked, hissed, and booed through the first part of the speech, but then everyone stiffened as the British officer nearest to Warren lifted a handful of bullets and waved it in front of his face. Warren calmly took out his handkerchief, covered up the bullets, and kept on talking. The memorial ended without incident.
FROM THE EDITORS:
LaRouche: Now Is The End of the 'End of History'
by Nancy Spannaus
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990-91, a new madness took over in the precincts of the would-be Anglo-American imperialists in Washington and London. Now is the 'end of history,' they declared. We don't have to worry about any more challengers to our new feudal empire of globalization and looting. We can rule forever, because the last nation that represented an obstacle to the post-industrial system inaugurated in 1971, has finally disappeared.
THE NEW CULTURAL PARADIGM-SHIFT
Where Does Europe Go Now?
by Lyndon H.LaRouche, Jr.
May 31, 2005
Just one week after the U.S. Senate had successfully resisted a virtually rabid Vice President Dick Cheney's intended coup d'e´tat against the U.S. Constitution, a wide majority of the participating 70-odd percent ration of eligible French voters rejected the proposed European Constitution. Meanwhile, during the entirety of that intervening week, the leading European press, with the most notable exception of Switzerland's Neue Zu¨ rcher Zeitung, had kept a strict silence on the Earthshaking implications of the U.S. Senate's actions in resisting Cheney's intended, almost Hermann Göring-likeor, should we prefer 'Carl Schmitt-like,' or 'Leo Strauss-like'coup.
French Vote 'No' To Globalization
by Christine Bierre
The French vote of 55% 'no' against the proposed European Constitutional Treaty May 29 was, as Gen. Charles de Gaulle would have said, 'bold and massive.'
- Cheminade: A Mandate To Lift Europe From Crisis
Jacques Cheminade, leader of the Solidarity and Progress party in France, and an associate of Lyndon LaRouche, used the words of Gen. Charles de Gaulle to declare, after the 'no' against the financial oligarchy, 'the harsh joy of taking responsibility.' Cheminade, who played a major role in catalyzing the mobilization of the 'no' vote, headlined his May 30 statement with this slogan from de Gaulle.
Signs of Change In Germany, Also
by Rainer Apel
Three spectacular developments on May 22, 23, and 29 have changed the strategic and economic environment for Germany in a profound waymore so, than most Germans may yet recognize. The stunning defeat of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's Social Democrats (SPD) in the May 22 legislative elections in Germany's most-populated state of North RhineWestphalia, and Schröder's surprise announcement on election day evening, after the SPD defeat, of his plan for early elections by mid-September, have created a rather turbulent situation in Germany.
Philippine Senator Pimentel Calls for New Bretton Woods
Sen. Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel, the head of the opposition in the Philippines Senate, issued a stirring call for the Congress of the Philippines to join with the Italian Chamber of Deputies in its resolution for an international conference of sovereign nations, to discuss and adopt a New Bretton Woods monetary system, a fixedexchangerate system to replace the decrepit floating-exchangerate system based on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has bankrupted the world financial system. Senator Pimentel made the call during an address to the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Associations (CREBA) in Manila on May 26.
- Interview: Aquilino Pimentel
Defend Our Rights, Against Globalization
Opposition leader Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, of the Philippines, was interviewed by Mike Billington on June 2, 2005, by telephone.
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- New Bretton Woods Signers
Helga Zepp-LaRouche issued a call in April to form an 'Ad Hoc Committee for a New Bretton Woods,' which is drawing supporters worldwide. Since mid-May, a few of the new signers include...
Korea Crisis: Asia Has Cards, Must Think Big
by Kathy Wolfe
As South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun prepared to fly to Washington for a June 10 summit with George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney unilaterally issued a personal attack on North Korean leader Kim Jong-il May 30. On nationwide CNN TV, Cheney called Kim 'one of the world's most irresponsible leaders.' North Korea responded to profile June 2: Its Foreign Ministry called Cheney 'a blood-thirsty beast' who 'has drenched various parts of the world in blood.'
Interview: Luigi Malabarba
Behind the Screen of The 'Dirty War' in Iraq
Luigi Malabarba is a member of the Italian Senate from the Communist Refoundation party (Rifondazione Comunista, PRC). Before entering politics, he worked at the Alfa Romeo automobile factory in Arese, near Milan, where he was a leader of the trade union factory council. As president of the PRC group in the Senate, Malabarba was named to the Parliamentary Control Commission on Secret Service activities. He has launched a number of initiatives against the Bush preventive war policy, and against Italian military participation in Iraq. On May 5, he posed parliamentary questions to the government, concerning U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte's 'Operation Salvador' operations, and parallel intelligence warfare in Iraq and elsewhere...
Italian Journalists Probe 'Faceless War'
by Paolo Raimondi
Iraq: La guerra senza volto (Iraq: The Faceless War)
by Paolo Cucchiarelli and Vincenzo Mule`
Milan: Selene Edizioni, 2005 161 pages, paperback, 11.50 euros
In analyzing some of the most dramatic events involving Italian journalists and humanitarian activists kidnapped in Iraq, and the mobilization of Italian authorities in the attempt to free them, this book gives a detailed account of the tensions between American and Italian intelligence agencies in dealing with these cases.
IMPLICATIONS OF THE U.S. SENATE'S ACTION
Be Tolerant and Compassionate
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
May 28, 2005
A new world economic, and strategic situation has been defined by U.S. Senate developments of May 23, 2005. This condensed summation of the strategic highlights of that change, has been prepared for the information of some relevant higher-ranking circles in Europe, and also some comparable places in Eurasia more broadly. I report this from my position of advantage as an insider to much of the process leading up to this most recent development.
Congress's Mission for Bankrupt Auto: Build U.S.A. Electrified Rail Network
by Richard Freeman and Hal Cooper
Congress, turning to the real tasks of the economy after disposing of Cheney's coup attempt against the Senate, is focussed on the spreading collapse of industrial workers' pension plans; the need for creation of good jobs and protection of America's infrastructure; and stopping the White House's attempt to eliminate the national passenger rail system, Amtrak. At the center of this focus of attention, should be saving the auto sector from a collapse which, if unchecked, will cost the nation its greatest industrial/machine-tool capacity. GM is heading for bankruptcy and perhaps, dismemberment, faster than policy-makers have supposed or admitted; Ford and the auto parts suppliers are not far behind.
- What Can Bring U.S. Manufacturing Back?
by EIR Staff
Against the background of early June's new government reports of still-declining U.S. manufacturing activity, employment, and real wagesand the associated loss of more and more industrial pension plansthe responsibility for 'recreating our economy' is falling upon the Congress. The President's prioritiesmore tax cuts, more budget cuts, replacing Social Security with 401(k)s, tax breaks for energy speculationare completely remote from the real economy. And the Senate agreement of May 23 has ended his ability to give orders to the Legislature. Congress must take the reins of an economic recovery.
VA Hospital Cuts Could Backfire
by Patricia Salisbury
On June 7, the final hearing in the current round of the Bush Administration's campaign to cut back and close Veterans Administration hospitals around the country will take place in Poplar Bluff, Mo. At issue is the entire acute-care inpatient capacity of the John J. Pershing VAMedical Center. The unit is small, with 18 beds, but is critical for veterans and general health care in the area.
Revolt Brewing Around Base-Closing Swindle
by Carl Osgood
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's base-closing plan, which is nothing more than a giant real estate swindle, has generated a vehement reaction across the country. Although it is natural that constituencies would arise to defend bases targetted for closure in their area, what makes the reaction more pointed is that Rumsfeld's plan intersects austerity measures being pushed by the Bush Administration.
Legislative Initiatives: Save Private Pensions
An indication of the new seriousness of the U.S. Congress on questions of economic policy, comes from the series of pieces of legislation which have been introduced into the 109th Congress either to stop the Administration's most egregious looting policies (such as Veterans Administration cuts, or pension cuts), or to initiate much-delayed infrastructure projects. Notably, a growing number of these bills is gaining bipartisan sponsorship. EIR will be compiling an overview of this legislative agenda in coming weeks. We begin with the bills introduced to deal with the dumping of private pensions.
Wayne County: Save Auto, Machine Tools
The Wayne County Commission, which represents a county of 2 million, including the city of Detroit, passed a resolution June 1 calling on Congress to 'take every possible action to promote and diversify the automotive and machine tool sectors of our national economy.' The resolution, which passed by a 13 to 0 vote, with one abstention, was introduced by Commissioner Philip Cavanagh, who had attended an April 9 meeting with Lyndon LaRouche in Northern Virginia, to discuss saving GM and the auto industry. Representatives of LaRouche PAC and the LaRouche Youth Movement gave short presentations in favor of the resolution.
Interview: Jeffrey Bailey
'We Need to Put the Heart Of America Back to Work'
Jeffrey Bailey, business manager and financial secretary for Ironworkers Local 292, in South Bend, Ind., was interviewed June 2 by Mary Jane Freeman. Mr. Bailey has been an ironworker for 22 years.
Interview: Juanita Walton
Auto Is 'Very Large Part Of St. Louis Community'
State Rep. Juanita Head Walton (D) represents the 81st District in the Missouri General Assembly, which encompasses North St. Louis County. She is the president of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and Secretary of the National Order of Women Legislators. In 2004, she endorsed Lyndon LaRouche for President in the Missouri Democratic Primary, and invited the candidate to speak in St. Louis along with other legislators. Representative Walton sponsored legislation in 2004 to reform the election laws in Missouri, to return to a system of paper ballots. She serves on the Veterans, Appropriations for General Administration, and Higher Education Committees in the Legislature.
LaRouche Youth Movement:
How LaRouche Youth Organizing Uses the Dirichlet Principle
The May 28 edition of EIR's Internet radio program, The LaRouche Show, featured a discussion of Lyndon LaRouche's latest document, 'The Noëtic Principle: Vernadsky and Dirichlet's Principle,' with Bruce Director, one of the prime authors of the LaRouche-commissioned series of pedagogical exercises, called 'Riemann for Anti-Dummies.' Host Harley Schlanger and Director were joined by a panel from the LaRouche Youth Movement, who described how they were applying their own studies in the principles of mathematical physics to conveying economic principles in day-to-day organizing. The youth also had an opportunity to query Director on specifics of some of the concepts presented in LaRouche's document. The LaRouche Show airs weekly on Saturdays, from 3-4pm, ET
LaRouche: `The Immortality of Martin Luther King'
Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
speaks to the Martin Luther King Day Prayer Breakfast in Talladega County, Alabama on Jan. 19, 2004
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