by Dennis Speed (EIRNS) — Dec. 01, 2023
Perhaps even Tony Blinken was surprised at Benjamin Netanyahu’s rapid and defiant response to Blinken’s Nov. 30 Thursday evening televised speech in Israel, in which Blinken “urged immediate steps to hold settler extremists accountable for violence against Palestinians in the West Bank” and “made clear the imperative before any operations go forward in southern Gaza there’ll be a clear plan in place that puts a premium on protecting civilians,” in his words. Twelve hours later, Netanyahu made clear exactly what he thought of Blinken’s words, with his resumption of the bombing and mass murder of Palestinian civilians, including in areas in the south, to which they had been directed to flee to seek safety by the Israel Defense Forces.
Friday’s Dec. 1 meeting of the International Peace Coalition, much expanded as the result of the Emergency Forum held this past Sunday, “No More War Crimes!! Economic Development, Not Depopulation!!” featured a presentation by Executive Intelligence Review’s Marcia Baker on the Oasis Plan, an economic action plan that originated in the 1970s with the late economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche, in the aftermath of a trip LaRouche took to Baghdad in April 1975. (Just after LaRouche’s trip, the recently officially-deceased Henry Kissinger began, in June 1975, the war in Lebanon, and his campaign to personally block LaRouche’s Oasis Plan and other policies for Southwest Asia, using the Anti-Defamation League to tarnish LaRouche and his associates with the “anti-Semitism” brush.)
It is of the utmost importance to understand that the LaRouche Oasis Plan is the missing solution-concept and strategic flank now available to mobilize forces in the United States as well as internationally. That includes those who are “on the ground” in Israel, in the form of over half a million Americans of both Jewish and non-Jewish background, as well as pro-peace Israelis who must be intellectually fortified and inspired to envision a true and just end to this century-long tragedy. The Oasis Plan, or an approximation, must be simultaneously implemented with the adoption of a two-state solution in Palestine, a solution which Benjamin Netanyahu has recently stated he intends to oppose, whatever the world thinks.
The fact that some nations, like Spain, are thinking about recognizing an independent Palestinian state, even if the EU does not, indicates that both an immediate and long-term physical-economic perspective for even addressing, let alone resolving the conflict in Southwest Asia must be immediately put on the table, together with the package of actions proposed in the just-issued position paper presented by China at the conclusion of its chairmanship of the United Nations Security Council. Even more to the point, the forward motion of China, Russia, Brazil, and the other BRICS nations in their “Colonialism Is Over!” campaign must be advanced, as in a military campaign, to avert the multiple disasters that the world is actually facing.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche made sure to brief people on the emerging humanitarian crisis in Sudan, following the ongoing Civil War there. This, she noted, is not being reported by Western media at all (much as was done with the September flooding disasters in Libya which killed thousands, directly caused by the degradation of that nation’s infrastructure following the decapitation of Qaddafi and his government over a decade ago.) In Sudan, “10,000 people have died; 6.3 million people have been displaced; 7,600 children flee their homes every single day. Between October and November 15th alone, 350,000 children have been displaced; 3 million children fled from their homes since April” of this year.
“Obviously, this is a humanitarian crisis reaching similar dimensions, because according to Dr. Arif Noor, from Save the Children in Sudan, this crisis has been ignored completely by the international community and the media. But there are presently 25 million people completely desperate and in need of food, shelter, and the basics of life.
“I just want to reference that, because while we are focused on the need to have an end to the fighting in Gaza as the most immediate focus, and while we are focused, still, on the situation in Ukraine, which is also not a lesser danger to expand into a larger war, either, we cannot overlook such an incredible situation in Sudan. And it just underlines the point we have been making now for half a year in these weekly meetings—that we need a complete change in the system. That, unless we really remedy the causes of all of these crises, the danger is that this would just spread, and that the world is really plunging more and more into a dark age.”
On December 9-10, the first conference dedicated to a discussion of the Zepp-LaRouche “Ten Principles,” the “conference on the New International Security and Development Architecture,” sponsored by the “Conference of Central American and Caribbean Critical Thought” organization, will take place. Their invitation reads in part: “As members of Central American and Caribbean Critical Thought, we call on students, intellectuals, professionals, social organizations, trade unions, men and women of goodwill, and peoples of the world to participate in this Conference.” In this way, through forging a non-violent path of solution, we begin to fulfill the actual responsibility that has been thrust upon those who refuse to sit by as world civilization is mortally threatened by the collapse of thinking and morality in the trans-Atlantic sector. Some 150 years ago, perhaps humanity could presume to survive such civilizational collapse, in one or another part of the planet. Today, humanity has no such luxury.
In the vigorous discussion that took place after the presentations given by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, and by Marcia Baker, in particular, one person expressed a deep skepticism about the Oasis Plan, calling it “another imperialist scheme” proposing instead “that all the foreigners just leave the area and let us govern ourselves.” Even if that were desirable, it would be a practical, military and even social impossibility. As Dr. Martin Luther King said, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” King’s statement was never more true of anywhere, than it is of the British colonial construct that has been induced to call itself “the Middle East.”
While Gaza may be “an open air prison,” the mental prison imposed by the disease of geopolitics is far more confining, for every country in Southwest Asia. Expressing her profound disagreement with the speaker, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, among other things, replied: “Already, now, the power of economics has shifted to Asia, to the Global South, to the countries and organizations like the BRICS, BRICS-Plus, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, ASEAN, the Eurasian Economic Union, the African Union, and so forth. And what we are proposing is that basically the people in Southwest Asia, who are in the middle of that fight—because, after all, four countries of Southwest Asia are joining the BRICS. It’s Egypt (that’s not Southwest Asia, but it’s sort of a bridge to Africa), Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and because of mediation by China, the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia has more or less been solved, not entirely, but there is a basis for cooperation right now.
“So, when we are saying, we need now to put the Oasis Plan in the middle of this discussion, this is not occurring in a vacuum, but it is the only way how we can hope to settle this crisis by using the fact that the momentum was there for the new economic system around the BRICS and the BRI’s (Belt and Road Initiative) being extended into Southwest Asia…. What we want to do, with putting this Oasis Plan in the middle of that, is to get the people of all of the countries of Southwest Asia to fight for a better future, to fight for their right to have a decent living standard, to have education and health systems, and everything for their children and grandchildren. So the Oasis Plan is really a weapon to defeat imperialism, and not to understand that would be a tragic mistake.”
Why be tragic, when triumph over the Beast-Men is both possible and internationally reproducible, by fighting for the benefit of the enemy, the “other?” Fighting and winning for all of humanity is the only way to ensure the demise of the internalized enemy image, which is, ultimately, one’s self. It is the way to break the chains of the “volunteered slavery” without which imperialism must vanish from the face of the Earth. Love for humanity is the oasis which replenishes the cleansing waters of Reason, which must be made to flow in the land of the River Jordan again.
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