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EIR Forum: Ending Permanent Warfare and Financial Panic
The Press conference from Tuesday, October 27th 2015.
MICHAEL BILLINGTON: OK, we’ll begin a few minutes late. I welcome you here to the National Press Club for this EIR Forum. We’re going to be hearing from two speakers today. My name is Mike Billington, I’m with the Executive Intelligence Review; we’re going to be hearing from Mrs. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who is the founder and chairman of the international Schiller Institute, and the head of the German political organization, the Büerrechtsbewegung Solidarität, and a former candidate for Chancellor in Germany. …
She’ll basically locate the two paradigms facing mankind today: That of the collapsing Western financial system, and the perpetual war policy that we see coming from the Obama administration and contrast that to the policy coming from the BRICS nations, for infrastructure, global development, and peace through development. And with that, I will turn it over to Mrs. LaRouche.
HELGA ZEPP-LaRouche: Thank you. Well, let me welcome all of you. I think most people in the world right now are aware that we are really experiencing a civilizational crisis, not only a financial crisis, many military crises around the world, wars, terrorism, hunger, refugees, it’s just an enormous amount of simultaneous crises. And while all of these individual crises have local causes, which trigger them and cause them, I think it’s fair to say that the underlying of the strategic, civilizational crisis, is the fact that trans-Atlantic financial system is hopelessly bankrupt. And it is that dynamic which is behind the war danger, which is behind local crises, and which is the biggest threat to the world right now.
Because contrary to what you read in the mainstream financial media, the crisis is not solved. As a matter of fact, there have been even warnings in financial press like The Economist and other such magazines, that we could have any moment, a repetition of what happened in 2008, that you could have a crash of the financial system of the trans-Atlantic sector, which could be triggered by a whole number of reasons; for example, if only one of the too big to fail banks would go bankrupt, it probably would evaporate the entire trans-Atlantic financial system, in a moment.
If that would happen, obviously, immediate chaos would break out, ….