LaRouche Intervention In Sudan Intersects Obama Administration Diplomacy
April 14, 2009 • 11:08PM

The intervention by Lyndon LaRouche in the recent months against the British Empire and ICC, together with the powerful intervention in Sudan itself in the Conference for International Justice, are intersecting active diplomacy by the Obama Administration. Sudanese press reflects that what the "LaRouche group" has done is bringing good signs already.

As a four-man LaRouche delegation was in Sudan last week, Obama's Special Envoy to Sudan Gen. Scott Gration visited Sudan and was warmly received by the Sudanese officials and media.

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is arriving in Khartoum on Wednesday for a three-day visit, during which he will meet with the two Sudanese Vice Presidents. One of them is Ali Othman Mohammad Taha, who met the LaRouche group last week and listened to Larry Freeman's strong statement against the Brits. The other Vice President is Salva Kiir, who is also President of Southern Sudan. Kerry will also meet with National Security and Intelligence Director Gen. Salah Abdullah Gosh and Foreign Minister Deng Alor. A senior Sudanese diplomat in charge of American-Sudanese affairs, Ambassador Nasruldin, told reporters at the Sudanese Foreign Ministry yesterday that "Sudan is looking forward to more serious dialogues with the U.S. Administration to strengthen and promote bilateral relations between Khartoum and Washington." He added that "The meetings Senator Kerry will conduct will focus on the necessary means for promoting bilateral relations and positive developments in the county."

LaRouche's role in this development is viewed as crucial by the Sudanese press and diplomatic circles. This is reflected in all the coverage of the intervention made by LaRouche's representatives, especially Lawrence Freeman. All press coverage of the "LaRouche group" for the past few days starts as follows (this is an excerpt from Alray Alaam daily from April 8, before the Kerry visit was announced): "The LaRouche group revealed that it has been conducting intensive communications with the Obama Administration to dissuade him from supporting the International Criminal Court's decision against President Al-Bashir. The American delegation vowed in the Conference for International Justice that it would succeed [sic] in persuading the United States not to support the ICC. Lawrence Freeman emphasized that the war has begun inside the U.S. against those who are pressuring the Administration to support the ICC."

Alray Alaam continues: "American statesman Lyndon LaRouche had earlier led a powerful campaign to prevent the Obama Administration from falling into the trap set by the ICC decision to issue an arrest warrant against President Al-Bashir, because this policy is not in the highest interest of the United States and is not in the interests of the nations of Africa generally, the same nations President Obama has said he wanted to build friendly relationships with. LaRouche has called on the Obama Administration to pursue a positive policy towards Africa generally and Sudan especially, due to what Sudan represents in terms of its human, natural, and water resources which can transform Sudan into the breadbasket for all of Africa. Perhaps the Merowe Dam, which has been built through cooperation between Sudan and China in northern Sudan, with all the accompanying projects which are the largest in Africa today, is the best example for such an attitude. But perhaps it is one of the reasons behind the timing of this attack on Sudan."

Alray Alaam points out: "Lyndon LaRouche has been the most outspoken international advocate for throwing the British Empire and its dark legacy out of the entire continent of Africa. He has repeatedly called for abolishing the ICC which, he says, has been designed and financed by the international drug promoter, the Nazi-trained George Soros, and his controller in the British Foreign Office Lord Mark Malloch-Brown. LaRouche stresses that the very existence of the ICC itself is a crime against humanity because it violates the principle of national sovereignty."

The Sudanese daily concludes by quoting a senior Sudanese diplomat, Ambassador Dr. Alrashid Abu Shama, who advises the Sudanese to "take the statement that the U.S. is not a party to the ICC seriously and it should be viewed as a good sign." The daily writes of the ambassador: "He emphasizes that the LaRouche group is the closest group to Sudan, saying 'in my time as Ambassador, and the time of Ambassador to the U.S. Mahdi Ibrahim (who was forced to leave the U.S.), his relationship to LaRouche remained strong and LaRouche has remained in his supporting position to Sudan ever since."

Alray Alaam is exemplary of the coverage in Sudanese and Arab media over the last few days.