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Putin and Xi Strengthen Bilateral and Belt and Road Cooperation; Issue Warnings on Danger of Global Economic and Nuclear War

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LPAC—So long as the British Empire and its foundational oligarchical principle remain at large on the planet, the human race remains in existential danger of extinction by thermonuclear war and/or economic disintegration,

This point, forcefully made over the years by Lyndon LaRouche, is today the central strategic issue looming over all other developments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking to the heads of the world’s leading news agencies before the beginning of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum yesterday, shocked his interlocutors by stating:

"Let’s recall Winston Churchill... Remember his speech at Fulton that kick-started the Cold War?... Little has changed since that time... If we do not keep this `fiery serpent’ under control, if we let it out of the bottle, God forbid, this could lead to a global catastrophe." Putin then recalled the US
scuttling of the ABM treaty in 2002, and the more recent withdrawal from the INF treaty, adding: "Everyone is pretending to be deaf, blind or dyslexic. We have to react to this somehow, don’t we?"

The Russian President then called for dialogue and cooperation among the leading nuclear powers, and emphasized: "The most recent conversation I had with President Trump, I must say, inspires certain optimism. because Donald told me that he, too was concerned about this."

Similarly in China, the government of Xi Jinping is making every effort to get trade and economic relations with the U.S. off their current confrontation course, while proceeding to develop China’s own sovereign scientific and technological capabilities—most recently with the commercial rollout of their 5G technology network. But government and political circles in China are also openly discussing possible "worst-case scenarios" in the trade war with the U.S., and are preparing for that eventuality.

All of which points to the urgency of using the upcoming G-20 meeting in Osaka on June 28-29 as the occasion for the Presidents of the United States, Russia, and China—and others— to sit down and jointly hammer out the "win-win" solutions to these central strategic crises.

If they do that, they will quickly find that their best ally in that endeavor is the ideas, policies and specific programs of Lyndon LaRouche, whose living memory we celebrate this weekend.