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Interview with Dr. Rath on the need
for a new Alliance of Nations

Published on July 26, 2004 in the South African Newspaper “Ilanga”

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Will America ever learn its lessons?

In the past, the governments of the developing world have looked much too often to the United States and other wealthy countries. The people of South Africa and the developing world have to realize that they already hold key technologies in their own hands that can terminate this economic dependency.

U.S. President George W. Bush with British Prime Minister Tony Blair

Two areas have been particularly abused by economic powers to cement this global dependency: the areas of health and energy. With the help of the globally operating petrochemical and pharmaceutical cartels much of the wealth of the US, the UK and other European countries is currently generated from the oil and drug industries. Developing and implementing alternative solutions in these two areas is a critical first step for the economic liberation of the developing world. Every nation that wants to become economically independent must implement national public health programs based on natural health approaches. They must also implement national energy policies based on renewable energy including solar energy and hydrogen energy from water. By going about the implementation of these steps in a determined and cooperative way, huge amounts of money will be saved, so much that most other problems in the developing nations can be addressed, including food supply, education and employment.

It would be naïve to think that the global economic interest groups behind the pharmaceutical cartel will just wait and quietly watch their own demise. The greatest danger for the nations of Africa and all other developing nations embarking on this economic liberation path is military retaliation by governments controlled by these economic interests – notably the US, the UK and other G8 powers.

It was no coincidence that President Mbeki mentioned in the closing speech of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa in early July that the greatest threat to Africa becoming a truly independent continent is the danger of military intervention from countries outside Africa. This danger is very real and it will increase with every step South Africa and the developing world takes towards true economic independence. But the people of the world have no alternative. We must undertake this journey. And the Alliance of Nations is an important global framework towards reaching this goal.

What do you have in mind with the proposed Alliance of Nations? Is it just a pipe dream bordering on Utopian principles?

As outlined above, the Alliance of Nations is not only a possible but an urgently needed step for mankind to progress. I introduced this strategic necessity for the Alliance of Nations in the New York Times on June 30, 2004. I chose this day, because it was the day when the UN destroyed its own Charter by officially approving a US-led military occupation in Iraq. It was the very day that the United Nation's destroyed its very basis of existence.

Because of the huge interest, this Open Letter in the New York Times was reprinted in many newspapers particularly in the developing world, among them Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, India and also developed countries including Russia and others.

Of particular significance was the publication of the Alliance of Nations strategy in the Ethiopian newspaper “The Reporter” on Wednesday July 7, 2004. The publication of the need to form an Alliance of Nations precisely during the Summit of the African Union was no coincidence. At this historic Summit, the future location of the Pan African Parliament would be decided. Until this day, Wednesday July 7, the decision was open with Egypt being another strong contender.

Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa

Every AU-Summit delegate in Addis Ababa read on that day the strategic need for an Alliance of Nations - covering the interests of the developing world far beyond Africa. And it was no coincidence that the great majority of African nations realized that only one nation could be the appropriate venue for this Parliament because it had become a beacon of hope on this planet for its liberation from apartheid and for its path of democracy. That country was South Africa. The people of South Africa and their government have laid the ground for the nations of Africa to recognize South Africa as a country representing the aspirations of all Africa. The presentation of the historic necessity for a global Alliance of Nations on July 7 helped to bring about this unanimous decision.

With the necessity for an Alliance of Nations also published in the countries of the Arab League it was no coincidence either that the spokesperson of this regional alliance of Arab nations expressed a strong interest in working together with the Pan African Parliament in order to extend its influence beyond the African continent into other regions of the developing world.

The Pan African Parliament is an important first step towards the development of an Alliance of Nations, a new global organization of nations carried for the first time in history by the needs of the developing and threshold countries. The good relations of South Africa to India, Brazil and China will further accelerate this process.

It is only a question of time before this new international organization is founded. The current frenzy of the United Nations to try to justify its further existence will only accelerate its further demise. Whether the new international organization will carry the name ‘Alliance of Nations’ or another name is irrelevant. It is the strategic necessity for mankind to do this step now that counts.