In her Dec. weekly webcast today, Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche called for the U.S., NATO, and the nations of Europe to immediately sign the two strategic treaties presented by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin, as an urgent first step to get the world off its current trajectory towards nuclear war.
“I think it is an absolute, urgent necessity for NATO and the United States and European countries to agree to sign such a legally-binding agreement with Russia,” Zepp-LaRouche stated. “What Russia is now demanding in written legal terms is nothing more than what was promised to them in 1990 by the U.S. and NATO,” promises which were never kept. Instead, NATO kept expanding eastward up to Russia’s very borders; and defensive and offensive weapons systems, along with troops, have accompanied that expansion.
“The situation is extremely worrisome,” she stated, “because there are people committed to this brinksmanship, hoping that Russia and China will back down. But I don’t think that that’s in the cards. The policy of encirclement of Russia and China is continuing, even though Russia has said that their red line has been reached… There must be a recognition that we are on a terribly dangerous road, and people must voice their opposition to this policy, loud and clear, before it is too late.”
Zepp-LaRouche urged her listeners to use this Christmas period to help organize others to speak out against this looming disaster and related crises—such as the danger of starvation of tens of millions in Afghanistan as a result of British, American and NATO financial warfare—and to mobilize in favor of the policy alternatives long championed by Lyndon LaRouche.