This transcript appears in the December 2, 2022 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
This is the edited transcript of Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s Keynote Address to Panel 1, “Stopping the Doomsday Clock—The Common Good of the One Humanity,” of the Schiller Institute’s Nov. 22 conference, “For World Peace—Stop the Danger of Nuclear War: Third Seminar of Political and Social Leaders of the World.”
Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche is the founder and leader of the Schiller Institute. The full proceedings of the conference are available at the Schiller Institute website.
*Helga Zepp-LaRouche; Schiller Institute
Let me greet you, wherever you may be.
What has brought people from all over the world together here in this conference, is the recognition that humanity is at a crossroad. There is clearly the danger that the present geopolitical confrontation—between those forces who want to assert that the Western liberal model of democracy is be the only good, and the only acceptable model, and those who insist that the idea of a unipolar world is irrevocably past and is already being replaced by a multipolar world order—could lead to a thermonuclear war.
Such a war could be ignited, by design or by accident, in the short term over the proxy war in Ukraine.), to boil the Russian frog” by provoking a Cuban Missile Crisis on steroids,” as he says, over a Ukrainian attempt to reconquer Crimea. Russia could view this as an existential threat, putting its nuclear forces on higher alert” and threaten its use, says Chalmers. This would be a moment of extreme peril,” he says. But, he adds: Precisely because of the peril inherent in such a situation, a nuclear crisis of this sort could make it easier for leaders to make difficult compromises.”... Read more 📃