Cheney's Neo-Cons "Go Ballistic" Over LaRouche and the Bering Strait Project
June 2, 2007 (LPAC)--In an opinion piece posted today, Fred Stakelbeck, the Asia specialist at the warmongering, neo-conservative Center for Security Policy (CSP), freaks out over the Russia-U.S. peace and infrastructure project across the Bering Strait.
"What do Russian President Vladimir Putin, spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, political activist Lyndon LaRouche and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Alaska Walter Hickel have in common?'' writes Stakelbeck. "They are all supporters of the Bering Strait Tunnel (BST) Project, a US$65-70 billion project that would create a high-speed railway, energy and fiber optic cable network link from Yakutsk in Siberia through Anadyr in northeastern Russia beneath the Bering Strait to the western coast of Alaska."
The CSP, run by Frank Gaffney, is a notorious neo-con propaganda outlet for the Cheney cabal in Washington. Stakelbeck's article was posted on the Monsters and Critics U.K. website June 2,
Grudgingly admitting the scope of what has been put on the table by Russia's leadership, Stakelbeck stated, "First conceived nearly one-hundred years ago during the reign of Russian Tsar Nicolas II, the BST would be the longest tunnel in the world... Billed by its supporters as ... a way to improve increasingly frigid U.S.-Russia bilateral relations, the project is certainly ambitious.... At a meeting chaired by Russian President Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and high-level railroad officials in early April, the construction of a railroad stretching from the banks of Russia's Lena River to the Bering Strait was discussed at length, adding further evidence that Moscow sees the BST project as not only feasible, but inevitable."
Stakelbeck takes note of the April 24 Moscow "Megaprojects of Russia's East" conference, at which Lyndon LaRouche's paper, [a:href="pages\/breaking_news\/2007\/04\/24\/moscow.shtml";target=_blank]"The World's Political Map Changes: Mendeleyev Would Have Agreed," was presented. [/a]
Stakelbeck fulminates that the Bering Strait rail and tunnel project which constitutes an avenue to end the George Shultz-Cheney policy of permanent war, must be scuttled. The France-Britain 'Chunnel' was built between two so-called "democratic" countries, he says, but "will an economically independent and increasingly powerful Russia be a reliable friend or an emerging foe for America? For now, Washington would be wise to invest its money not in a 10-20 year construction project with a Cold War adversary; rather, it should support the development of alternative energy sources... "