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LaRouche on the Middle East:
The End of Sykes-Picot: Moving Beyond Colonialism

One of the greatest threats to mankind today can be summarized in the saying: ``Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.'' It was in this spirit that Lyndon LaRouche spoke before approximately 200 faculty, students, and guests of Central Connecticut State University on May 4, 2009. His topic was ``The End of the Sykes-Picot System.'' He delivered the lecture as part of the Middle East policy series, chaired by Middle East scholar Prof. Norton Mezvinsky.

LaRouche stepped outside the rigged game of the Middle East per se, to deliver a message, intended to reverberate in the Obama Administration: Unless the global struggle between the republican and oligarchical outlooks—expressed in the historical and ongoing struggle between the American (republican) and British (oligarchical) systems—is understood, no Middle East peace is possible. The British system, he said, is a global financial empire, centered in the City of London, but with tentacles on Wall Street and in every financial capital. It is the power of that system that must be defeated today, if the Middle East is ever to enjoy peace and prosperity.

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The Anatomy of Russian Capitalism, by Stanislav M. Menshikov
March 23, 2007
—EIR News Service announced the publication of
The Anatomy of Russian Capitalism,
by Professor Stanislav M. Menshikov.

Translated from the Russian by Rachel Douglas, the book is an authoritative study of the Russian economy during the first 15 years after the break-up of the Soviet Union. The Preface, by EIR founder and contributing editor Lyndon LaRouche, titled, "Russia's Next Step," poses the need for U.S. policy-makers to study and grasp the "disease" presented in this book, since it represents "an economic global pandemic which we must all join to defeat."

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  • LaRouche on the Middle East:
    The End of Sykes-Picot: Moving Beyond Colonialism

    In a May 4 speech at Central Connecticut State University, Lyndon LaRouche stressed that it is a mistake to talk about Middle East policy, without situating it in the context of a global conflict dating to at least the end of the 19th Century. The British Empire, which sparked World War I in order to destroy Europe's continental powers, then carved up Southwest Asia (with the French), in the infamous Sykes-Picot Treaty of 1918. The legacy of ethnic and religious hatreds fostered by that secret accord continues to fan the flames of conflict in the region to this day. There will be no peace between Israelis and Palestinians until the British manipulation is exposed and its agents driven from power and influence.

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