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Putin Identifies the Ukraine-Style Coup Against President Trump; Helga Zepp-LaRouche Addresses Online Seminar, Urges Four Power Summit

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LPAC—Three days before Donald Trump was inaugurated President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin matter-of-factly told a Moscow press conference that the incoming U.S. President was being subjected to a Ukraine-style regime-change attempted coup d’état, even before he had taken the oath of office.

In my opinion,” Putin stated, “there are several goals; some are obvious. The first is to undermine the legitimacy of the elected President of the United States.… It seems that they trained for this in Kiev, and now are ready to organize a ‘Maidan’ in Washington not to let Trump assume office. The second goal is to tie the hands and legs of the newly-elected President related to the implementation of his pre-election campaign’s promises to the American people and the international community.”

Putin was clearly referring to Trump’s promises to establish good working relations with Russia and China, among others—a prospect the moribund British Empire and their American allies considered an existential threat to their control of the planet.

Yesterday, in a June 14 interview with Rossiya-1 TV, Putin surveyed the current situation in the U.S. and again stated bluntly: “Indeed, what has happened is a manifestation of some kind of deep internal crises. We have been observing this for a long time, from the moment that the current President took office, when he clearly won, democratically, but the losing side thought up all kinds of fairy tales—anything to cast doubt on his legitimacy.”

As the U.S. and the world are being swept up in a maelstrom of economic, political and social crises, there is little that the British fear more than the prospect of a Four Power summit among the leaders of the U.S., Russia, China and India—as long specified by Lyndon LaRouche. It was precisely that message that Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder and president of the Schiller Institute, presented on the stage of a Chinese-European online seminar, the June 12 Zhejiang Virtual Expo in Digital Service Trade—IT Telecommunication Technologies Services Session between Cities from Zhejiang province (China) and Eastern and Central Europe.

Zepp-LaRouche’s speech was entitled, “The Belt and Road Initiative in the Post-COVID-19 World: Challenges and Opportunities and A Call for a New Paradigm in International Relations,” and was heard during the “Round-Table Panel, Discussion on the New Mechanism of Cross-Countries’ Cooperation.” Excerpts follow:

“The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in ways very few people would have imagined only half a year ago. Among other things, it has ripped the veil away from the brittleness of a world which was dominated for decades by the financial institutions of the neo-liberal monetary system. Very brutally it was exposed, that the privatization of the health system in the trans-Atlantic countries had left these societies unprepared, with insufficient supplies of protective masks and clothes, ventilators, intensive care units, testing capability, tracking devices, etc.

“In the developing countries, the effects of the pandemic, which is still expanding there, the absence of effective health systems is catastrophic, as we are now witnessing in countries like Brazil and Chile. According to the ILO, 60% of the global workforce is deployed in the so-called informal economy, which means that people are living from hand to mouth and the economic lockdown which was imposed as a result of the pandemic, immediately threatens the very existence of these people. David Beasley of the World Food Program is warning repeatedly, that as a result of the crisis in food production which has been worsened by the pandemic, and the locust plague which is hitting now several countries in Africa and Asia, the world will soon be hit with a famine of ‘biblical dimensions’ and kill 300,000 people per day, if nothing is done about it in the short term.

“It was not the coronavirus which caused the pandemic, it was the lack of real industrial development. As the case of the effective measures implemented by the Chinese government in Wuhan and Hubei Province have demonstrated, the virus was brought under control; and if every nation on this planet had had a comparable health system, the coronavirus would never have turned into a pandemic, or at least it could have been contained to a very large extent. Already in 1973 my late husband, the economist Lyndon LaRouche, had set up a biological task force to investigate the impact of the monetarist policies of the IMF and the World Bank on the health and life expectancy in the developing sector. This taskforce produced several large comprehensive studies in the ’70s and ’80s, which pointed out that the lowering of the living standard of populations over generations, caused by the so-called conditionalities of the IMF, would inevitably lead to the reemergence of old diseases and the outbreak of new ones and pandemics.

“Now the ‘Big One’ is here, and we have the simultaneous crises of the pandemic, a major crisis in agriculture, the danger of famine, and last but not least, another crisis of the financial system threatening to become much larger than the crisis of 2008. It should be clear, that a continuation of politics as it has been, can only lead to chaos, potentially a global catastrophe, and a plunge into a new dark century worse than the 14th century in Europe…

“There is an alternative perspective! The crisis of the entire human society is so enormous, that only a top-down solution can work. I have called since the beginning of this year for a summit of the leaders of the four most important countries: China, Russia, India, and the United States. The world needs a solution, which addresses all the problems mentioned above in establishing a completely new paradigm of relations among nations. The first step obviously should be to address the looming danger of a financial collapse by establishing a new credit system in the tradition of the Bretton Woods system as it was intended by Franklin D. Roosevelt, namely to provide large long-term credits for the industrialization of the developing sector. To fight the pandemic the first step must be the construction of a national health system in every single nation of the planet, because unless the underlying cause of underdevelopment is remedied, there is no guarantee that there will not be very soon new virus outbreaks leading to new pandemics, famines and plagues. The construction of such a health system in every country can be the first step to create 1.5 billion new productive jobs....

“A summit between President Xi, President Trump, President Putin and Prime Minister Modi could adopt such a health emergency plan, a Health Silk Road, and with that respond to the urgent need of all of humanity and introduce a new era of cooperation in the history of mankind.”