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  • Howard Steinbach
    commented 2016-03-18 00:37:50 -0400
    In answer to Raymond Carson, it’s my opinion that the government of North Korea has been taking increasingly provocative measures over the last few months, most recently in the firing of a ballistic missiles off their coast, into the Sea of Japan, just today, following the launching of two such ICBMs about a week ago, and a ‘space launch" missile earlier in the year. The arrest of the American student Warmbier coincides with this latest launch, and could easily be read to verify, that North Korea is trying to flag U.S. attention — perhaps in the same way, that Kim Jong’Un befriended LA Lakers forward Dennis Rodman for a period, a couple years back. I believe Kim Jong’Un is taking steps that he believes will force the U.S. State Department to re-open diplomatic negotiations with his government. and Warmbier is a misfortunate “pawn” in Kim’s game. Warmbier will probably be treated well as a prisoner, if Kim intends to use him as a bargaining chip. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department, we now know, is infested with neocons of the likes of Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland, for whom it seem imperative to keep potentates like Kim agitated, in order to maintain a “strategy of tension” justifying further U.S. military buildup. So they look for pretexts to make negotiating look servile.

    Behind the stage-play, the most recent promise from the White House to Kim, was in 2012, for 240,000 metric tons of food aid. However, once this deal was made, Kim reliably launched one of his missiles, and the U.S. used this as a basis for halting delivery of the aid. It appears the U.S. has provided no food aid to the starving people of North Korea, during Obama’s second term. Obama also recently cut funding for overseas food aid, through programs established at MARAD.
  • Howard Steinbach
    commented 2016-03-18 00:11:03 -0400
    In answer to Hansa Junchum, regarding the line of succession following the overdue removal of President Obama, the U.S. Constitution does not actually provide for or require any particular officer to be advanced to fill that vacancy, although it has been the practice, and invariably so, that the VP does step into the office. This has been the case since the death of Pres. Benjamin Harrison, shortly after taking office, when Vice President Tyler was voted into office, following what were (I believe) VERY strenuous debate on the subject in Congress, since Tyler was a Democrat and had run with Harrison on a Whig ticket and Whig platform. The point being that there is nothing about Obama’s impeachment, that would automatically advance Biden to the Oval Office. it appears, that Biden is as lacking in moral character as Obama, or he would have resigned by now, or moved against Obama under Article 25 Biden was also apparently implicated in the Ukrainian “color revolution” coup of March-April, 2014.
  • Raymond Carlson
    commented 2016-03-17 22:21:04 -0400
    To Mr. Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr.:

    Is your organization looking into the arrest and conviction of Otto Warmbier in North Korea over stealing a “POSTER;” and Otto Warmbier is a 21 year old college student originally from Ohio??? And, all he (Otto Warmbier) did was steal a “POSTER” from a wall at a Hotel in North Korea! For stealing said “POSTER” from a wall in a Hotel in North Korea, Otto Warmbier was sentenced on March 16, 2016 to 15 years “HARD LABOR” with very little or no food; therefore, THIS IS BASICALLY A “DEATH SENTANCEFOR STEALING A “POSTEROFF A WALL IN A HOTEL IN NORTH KOREA!

    I have given this message to the FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEES (The Chairman’s OFFICIAL YOU TUBE CHANNEL) in both THE HOUSE and THE SENATE; and I have given this message to the JUDICIARY COMMITTEES (The Chairman’s OFFICIAL YOU TUBE CHANNEL) in both THE HOUSE and THE SENATE: EVERYONE MUST SEE THESE YOU TUBE VIDEOS: “US student caught stealing N Korean poster sheds tear, apologizes for ‘severe’ crime” [A US student arrested in North Korea for a “hostile act” has tearfully apologized for stealing a political banner “as a trophy,” saying that a church supported by the American government made him do it.] posted by RT (AUTHENTIC/Russia Today) on February 29, 2016; “North Korea:detained American student speaks” [Brian Todd reports on the tearful confession of an American student detained in North Korea.] posted by CNN (AUTHENTIC) on February 29, 2016; “U.S. student sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea” [An American college student faces 15 years of hard labor in a North Korean prison. The University of Virginia undergrad was sentenced overnight for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda banner. He was taken into custody in January while visiting Pyongyang. Seth Doane reports.] posted by CBS This Morning (AUTHENTIC) on March 16, 2016; “White House urges N.Korea to release detained US student / YTN” [The White House has urged North Korea to release a detained U.S. college student after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor yesterday (Wednesday) on conviction of charges of state subversion.] posted by YTN NEWS (AUTHENTIC) on March 16, 2016; “College Student Detained in North Korea Gives Tearful Apology” [Otto Warmbier, 21, apologized during a news conference for allegedly stealing a political banner, which is considered a crime against the state.] posted by ABC News (AUTHENTIC) on February 29, 2016; and “North Korea Sentences US Student to 15 Years of Hard Labor” [North Korea has sentenced 21-year-old University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor. Warmbier was first detained on January 2 when visiting the country with China-based travel agency Young Pioneer Tours. Warmbier made a televised press conference on February 29th where he confessed to stealing a political sign from the hotel he was staying at. Will the US negotiate with North Korea for the release of Warmbier? Watch it on the Lip News with Margaret Howell and Jo Ankier.] posted by TheLipTV (AUTHENTIC) on March 16, 2016!
  • David Mc Nitt
    commented 2016-03-17 21:51:11 -0400
    China is planning to build nuclear reactors based on Thorium which is much safer, and the used up fuel is not radioactive. How is their progress proceeding?
  • Hansa Junchun
    commented 2016-03-17 21:29:58 -0400
    Dear Mr. LaRouche, despite the ghastly circus known as the presidential campaign, we still have the criminal, you aptly identified as a narcissistic Nero personality, in the office of the Presidency. Obama is still in office, committing crimes against humanity and against the constitution. He must be removed from office, per the 25th amendment as you have stated. My question concerns his legal successor, Vice President Joe Biden. How would you characterize Mr. Biden — as a politician and as a potential president?
  • Michael Law
    commented 2016-03-17 21:13:50 -0400
    Hello Mr Larouche
    With all the evidence that you have provided over the years and the fact that were are a crumbling nation with the likes of Trump and Hilary as basically our only choices at solutions., is it going to take a total mass death of our population before Congress and/or members of the so called government (that can do something about this), make a change, start taking you seriously and start implementing the changes that you have been talking about thru the years?

    Mike From Tallahassee Fla
  • Gerald Pechenuk
    commented 2016-03-17 21:10:48 -0400
    Question for Lyn from Ann in Washington State: "Mr LaRouche, I recently attented an event for seniors like myslef at a high shcool here and I had to chance to talk to some of the students and I was happily surprised to find out in a discussion with some of the students, that they agreed with my perspective that none of the candidates running for President today, gave them anything to look forward to in terms of a bright future. I do not want to see a uncontollable rage and violence break out in this country, but I am afraid that is where we are heading , because we just don’t seem to have a way out of this mess. What do you think can and should be done to prevent this tragedy?
  • Dan Roma
    commented 2016-03-17 21:10:32 -0400
    Hi Mr. LaRouche -

    How do you see things changing in domestically in the Financial Services realm? Do you ever see us getting away from the Federal Reserve? How will this impact our future and how we think of currency?

  • Dan Roma
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  • Howard Steinbach
    commented 2016-03-17 20:45:59 -0400
    Hi Mr. LaRouche:

    Donald Trump has been dominating the Republican primaries and has eliminated all viable party opponents, so he appears to have a commanding lead. But his surge in delegates is accompanied by unrest, scuffling and some fisticuffs at his political rallies, plus serious dissent among the would-be leadership of the GOP. And this is only within the GOP — to everyone else, Trump smells like a a dead rat. So it doesn’t look as if he can build a national political coalition. The question is, do you see the unrest fomenting around Trump to be dangerous? Or does it appear valuable and useful, in the way of the “mass strike” phenomenon of Rosa Luxembourg?
    commented 2016-03-17 19:09:00 -0400
    Mr. LaRouche, Bernie Sanders supports some policies that you support such as Glass Steagall, should we support him or is there something I’m not seeing in his policy or is he only telling us these things so we support him?
  • David Dobrodt
    rsvped 2016-03-17 19:07:08 -0400
  • Gerald Pechenuk
    commented 2016-03-17 18:57:58 -0400
    A Comment and A Question for Lyn from Fred , a retired skilled tradesman in Flint, Michigan, He writes, First of all ,Hats off to Lyndon larouche he tells it like it is glass-steagall should be put back into its own entirety God bless Lyndon larouche he’s the only one that’s been telling the truth all along but people will not wake up. I am from the poison water capital of the United States Flint Michigan and I’m not complaining. It may be a shock for people to find out but there is only one auto plant that I know of left today in Flint .. it is truck and bus on Van slyke Road and they don’t make from start to finish everything else doors fenders frames are brought to the plant we do not have a manufacturing capability here in Flint anymore the TTP and Carter’s deal pushed all of the manufacturing jobs at way Lyndon larouche and his team talk about the Silk Road I hear about it all the time, years ago America could already have had the Silk Road but instead we let the bushes and their families to criminals the clintons and Obama’s team take over the United States all talk we just keep talking we never solve this problem. My question is How do we move beyond words and actually SOLVE THE PROBLEM??
  • Gerald Pechenuk
    commented 2016-03-17 18:49:00 -0400
    Question from Angela in the SF Bay Area: She says, " Lyn. If we invested in life, in healing and helping the living people and planet, we would all be better off.
    Too big to have integrity corporations rule the world and mass death and suffering is the result.
    Question : how do we decorporatize our earth so humans have say over people and planet health? Angela
  • Matthew Sweet
    commented 2016-03-17 18:30:20 -0400
    We’re now 30 years on from the assassination of the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. I’ve been reading the Executive Intelligence Review dossier on the case, written by William Jones and William Engdahl, which suggests that the KGB tried to pin the blame on you. What’s your view on who killed Palme?
  • Gerald Pechenuk
    commented 2016-03-17 18:22:43 -0400
    Submitted from a supporter in Oregon, who grew up during the Roosevelt period.

    Lyn, How do we get the public to realize we have a serious financial crisis now, without doing what we did in the last depression and have to go down to zero before they are ready to do something about it? Thanks!
  • Gerald Pechenuk
    commented 2016-03-17 18:11:36 -0400
    A question has come in from a SF Bay Area activist, Charles for Lyn: He asks, Lyn, I am wondering about what appears to be the suspicious death of Suptreme Court Judge Anton Scalia First of all, why was there no autopsy performed? Were there medical personne available who could have treated him ? So, my question is , Cui Bono? Who benefits from Scalia’s death? Do you have any thoughts or comments on this? Thanks, Charles
  • Matthew Sweet
    rsvped 2016-03-17 18:07:40 -0400
  • Anthony Wicher
    commented 2016-03-17 13:12:48 -0400
    My question for Lyn: Does Donald Trump signify the final degeneration of the United States into outright fascism? He even appalls the Republican establishment with his antics. It appears that even the Jewish community is starting to worry he could be the next Hitler. Will the Republican establishment back him, or will they oppose him, thereby splitting the Republican vote and allowing the Democratic establishment’s candidate Hillary Clinton to win? My guess is the latter. Why take a chance on Trump? They should be happy with a controllable Wall Street stooge and warmonger like Hillary. What do you think?
  • Anthony Wicher
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  • Gerald Pechenuk
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