John Scales Avery, head of Danish Peace Academy, warns of thermonuclear World War III from attack on Iran
In a piece titled "World War: Nobody Had The Slightest Idea What It Would Be Like," on countercurrents.org, Avery likens the mindlessness of the current threats to the beginning of World War I, describes the catastrophe of the two world wars, and gives a credible scenario for escalation from an attack on Iran to thermonuclear war.
Avery, in a recent video interview, quoted from Percy Shelley's Masque of Anarchy, calling on people to "rise like lions," take world affairs into their own hands, and prevent a disaster to civilization.
Joint Chiefs Post Dempsey's London Challenge to Obama War Policy
The website of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday posted the transcript of Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey's "Media Roundtable at U.S. Embassy in London" of Thursday, August 30, 2012, in which he escalated his organizing against launching military attacks on Syria and Iran. At that time, Col.
Russian "Zavtra" Features LaRouche for His 90th Birthday
Today's issue of the Russian weekly newspaper Zavtra features a short interview with Lyndon LaRouche on its front page, together with an in-depth article on an inside page, marking LaRouche's upcoming 90th birthday. Zavtra is generally known for its connections with the Russian intelligence community, and is read in all layers of the Russian political elite.
The interview with LaRouche appeared in Zavtra's "Off the Cuff" format for short front-page interviews. Both the question and LaRouche's reply were published in a form different from how the question was originally posed and answered. The rewrite of the question served as an occasion to highlight the global strategic threat of war.
THE THREAT AGAINST MANKIND
By Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The following is a report bearing upon the current prospects for the survival of mankind. I include within it, not only the consideration of presently crucial trends and developments, but add, and will conclude with some necessary, deeper references to the roots of these matters of forecasting, with emphasis on roots dating from the late 1950s through the 1970s and 1980s.
The first issue of principle to be kept in mind, in reading the report as a whole, is the pathological implications of reliance on the intrinsically incompetent, but still popular, statistical-mathematical modes of economic forecasting. However, let us come to that point in the history of this process in due course. First, let us consider the immediate crisis-situation itself.