The Long Wave of History
January 19, 2014 • 9:48AM

In discussions this weekend, Lyndon LaRouche emphasized that the current threat of thermonuclear war must be located in the long wave of history. The developments reported below, for example, of how NATO gave Turkey control of the Benghazi airport, the no-fly zone in Eastern Libya, and the sea lanes from Benghazi to Crete in March 2011, must be located in the context of the "Storm Over Asia" policy, which LaRouche exposed back in 1999. This policy was carried out by Bush Jr. after Bill Clinton had completed his second term in office. When the Russians approved the UN resolution in respect to Libya they were outflanked by their failure to realize that what was about to occur in Libya, which was reflected in the Turkish-Benghazi developments reported below, was actually part of the larger global policy of the British Empire targeting them. Fortunately, the Russians learned their lesson and along with the Chinese have not made the same mistake in respect to Syria which was and is a part of the same Storm Over Asia policy of the British Empire.

As LaRouche has repeatedly emphasized, the removal of Bismarck in 1890 is key to understanding the last more than hundred years of war. Bismarck's policy was influenced by Lincoln's defeat of the British Empire in the U.S. Civil War. Bismarck who became Minister President of Prussia in 1862, consolidated his role in opposition to the British imperial policy after Lincoln's assassination. What he created was a bloc in Europe including Germany and Russia which resisted the British divide-and-conquer schemes and was oriented towards the American System policies of Lincoln in opposition to the British System policies. Precisely because the British saw Bismarck's policy in these terms, they determined to oust him. His ouster unleashed not just World War I, but a world war which has continued over nearly a hundred years. Thus, Bismarck's ouster was the beginning of a new Hundred Years War, which we have yet to exit.

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Today, the conflict between the Trans-Atlantic world, which under the British Empire yoke is committed to Zeusian Green policies of genocide and the Trans-Pacific world, which is striving for Promethean American System policies of economic growth, is the fundamental divide in the world. The British are acting today like the Roman Empire before it and the Venetian Empire, which created the Dark Ages and the Hundred Years War of the 14th and 15th Century, before humanity was rescued by the Renaissance created by the likes of Nicolaus of Cusa. During those one hundred years, more than half of the population of Europe was eliminated.

Since Lincoln's assassination and Bismarck's ouster we have been involved in a process of war punctuated only by short breaks, which merely prepared the way for the next wave of even greater war. For instance, after Bismarck's ouster from office in 1890, we experienced major wars within the context of the British Empire's preparation for the actual outbreak of World War I. This was followed by more wars culminating in World War II. Since then we have been subjected to perpetual warfare in preparation of thermonuclear World War III. The only escape from this logic is the defeat of the British Empire and the liberation of the United States from its death grip.

How do you understand the refusal of Speaker Boehner and former FBI agent Mike Rogers to convene a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi? You have to look at the role of the British Empire. It was the British Empire along with its lackey Prescott Bush who bailed out Hitler and made the Nazi coup possible. The British backed Hitler, until Churchill decided that Hitler was a threat to the British Empire and reversed the British policy, only to carry out the same fascist policies of the British Empire after Hitler was defeated and Roosevelt had died.

Look at Cardinal Cushing's reflections on John F. Kennedy and Pope John XXIII. Their mission was the creation of world peace in a time in which the greatest danger was that of thermonuclear war. That danger is even greater today with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, as LaRouche has stressed.

How does the British Empire operate? One of the things that it does is to carry out targeted character assassinations and/or actual assassinations as in the case of Kennedy and many others. The point that LaRouche made in discussion on Saturday is that the same kind of operation run by the British Empire against Sharon at the point that he threatened to break from their war policy, was and is still being run against LaRouche, who obviously represents a far greater threat to the British Empire. This is what happened after LaRouche's initiation of the SDI. The British focus on a target. Just as Bismarck had to be removed from office, so the British targeted LaRouche. Look at the process going from the Boston trial to Alexandria. The evidence which was developed in Boston was effectively buried in Alexandria. Look at the operations of the right-wing so-called Catholics connected with St. Catherine of Siena in Northern Virginia against LaRouche. Are their operations any different than those of the right-wing rabbis who targeted Rabin and Sharon? This is how the British Empire operates.

With regard to Obama's defense on Friday of the unconstitutional NSA spying program, LaRouche emphasized that our Constitution has been violated so many times and in so many periods that although the intent still remains, it is effectively "gone with the wind." Therefore, our job is to restore the Constitution. Take one or two relevant points. Show the violation of the Constitution. But then don't stop there. Once you have opened the gate with a solid case, then go for prosecution. Don't take facts, but an array of facts, which is what FDR did when he instituted Glass- Steagall.

Lame heads want to be tacticians, not strategists. The root of the problem is always global, not located in the parts.