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Volume 25, Number 32, August 14, 1998

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Special Report

Germany’s missed historic chance of 1989  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Hitherto-secret documents recently released by the German government tell only part of what really happened during the fateful years 1989-90. Helga Zepp-LaRouche tells the rest of the story, analyzing how the historic opportunity of the century was missed.

Chancellor Kohl’s program  

Secret documents on German reunification  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

A chronology, including letters to and from leading German political figures, in which Helga Zepp-LaRouche sought to shift the momentum of German reunification toward the concept of the Productive Triangle and Eurasian development.

1975: LaRouche calls for Int’l Development Bank  

Victory at Colombo for the Non-Aligned  

by Hartmut Cramer

The necessity for developing-sector debt moratoria and for a worldwide concert for economic development was put on the table in 1976 by the Non-Aligned Movement, and eagerly greeted by Italy, France, and even U.S. President Ford—until the British sabotaged the effort.

The Colombo resolution of the Non-Aligned  

The history of LaRouche’s comprehensive SDI policy  

by Michael Liebig and Jonathan Tennenbaum

As early as the late 1970s, Lyndon LaRouche proposed a ballistic missile defense policy based on “new physical principles”—the program later adopted by President Reagan, and called the Strategic Defense Initiative.

LaRouche’s 1988 forecast of German reunification  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

He told a Berlin press conference: “Under the proper conditions, many today will agree, that the time has come for early steps toward the reunification of Germany, with the obvious prospect that Berlin might resume its role as the capital.”

The assassination of Herrhausen: murder as a tool of (geo)politics  

by Rüdiger Rumpf

Deutsche Bank Chairman Alfred wanted a reunited Germany to be a locomotive to reanimate the failing economies of East Europe. The financial oligarchy had him silenced.

A ‘Productive Triangle’ for Europe’s integration  

by Angelika Beyreuter-Raimondi

In December 1989, LaRouche launched the concept of “corridors of development” extending out from the triangle encompassed by Paris, Berlin, and Vienna.

Thatcher’s obsession to block German unity  

by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

The British did everything in their power to prevent German reunification—to create a strategic entente with France, and act as guardian for Eastern Europe. Once it became obvious that British attempts to forestall German reunification had failed, they attacked Germany’s economic strength as a “Fourth Reich.”

British, French launch Balkan war vs. Germany  

by Elke Fimmen

The Franco-British Entente deployed Serbian dictator Milosevic to undermine any possible Grand Design for economic development of Eurasia.

How IMF shock therapy was imposed on Russia  

by Konstantin George

Russian ‘reform’ cadre trained by London  

by Rachel Douglas

Let us finally win the war for the Eurasian Land-Bridge  

by Mary Burdman

The new Silk Road project has the potential to revolutionize the world economic and political situation.

1992-97: The global financial mudslide becomes unstoppable  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

The global financial crisis during 1998  

by William Engdahl

News Analysis

A larger stock market ‘correction’ is under way  

by John Hoefle

But it’s not the sort of “correction” that the Wall Street pundits are expecting.

China opts for ‘national economic security’  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

The disastrous floods along the Yangtze River underscore the need for a dirigist approach to national economic development—and a solution to the international financial breakdown crisis.

Question called on policy toward Sudan  

by Linda de Hoyos

The cease-fire announced by the Sudanese government is forcing a reassessment of the policy put forward by Washington, for war “to bring down the Khartoum government.”

Passage of McDade-Murtha is a stinging rebuke to Gingrich  

by Debra Hanania-Freeman

The House voted up the language of the Citizens Protection Act, in a victory for supporters of Lyndon LaRouche.

Documentation: Excerpts from the floor debate.

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