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Volume 26, Number 41, October 15, 1999

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Editorial  

The real issue at the AFL-CIO meeting.

Strategic Studies

Plea to Clinton: Break openly with British strategic lunacy  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Science versus ‘new math’ witchcraft  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

These two statements by Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche introduce this section. Included background material and a technical assessment of the weapons based on “new physical principles,” are the crucial elements to urgently break American strategic policymakers—especially our subscribers and readers—from the trap of British geopolitics.

Nuclear nightmare of the Information Age  

by Laurence Hecht

Laurence Hecht takes a look at the new Russian defense configuration, with special attention on the possible use of nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP), to which our ubiquitous computer electronics are extremely vulnerable.

The Trilateral lunacy of world domination  

by Michele Steinberg and Scott Thompson

A timeline of the history of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s—and now Madeleine Albright’s—“Arc of Crisis” policy against Russia.

The policy of ‘controlled disintegration’  

by Richard Freeman

Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker’s “Rosemary’s Baby” from Project 1980s.

Economics

Malaysia’s Mahathir says, ‘The IMF is not an option’  

by Gail G. Billington

Speeches by the Malaysian Prime Minister in New York Sept. 26-29, in which he explains how his nation has achieved stability through the sovereign measures it took one year ago, in defense of the national economy against foreign speculative predators and the International Monetary Fund.

Greenspan, Rubin balked at Eddie George gold sale  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Testimony before the House Banking Committee in May demonstrates that the Federal Reserve chairman and then-Treasury Secretary did not agree with the decision by the International Monetary Fund and Bank of England to sell off gold reserves, and would not take any such action on behalf of the United States.

Record U.S. current account deficit signals disaster ahead  

by Richard Freeman

The deficit of $149.4 billion for the first half of this year shows that America’s physical economy is no longer producing what the nation requires for its own existence—and for export abroad. Instead, we are relying on imports and the financial bubble: a foolish strategy that cannot be sustained.

Business Briefs  

Feature

Britain’s Cold War against FDR’s Grand Design: the East Asian theater, 1943-63  

by Michael O. Billington

During World War II, President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill argued repeatedly over the issue of what would become of the colonies of Britain and other European nations, after the war. Roosevelt demanded their independence, telling an apoplectic Churchill, “I can’t believe that we can fight a war against fascist slavery, and at the same time not work to free people all over the world from a backward colonial policy.” With FDR’s untimely death in April 1945, the British succeeded in reversing Roosevelt’s policy, until President Kennedy attempted to revive it.

Michael Billington’s report on the history of U.S., British, Indian, and Chinese policies in this region provides an urgently needed warning against the new quagmires and other follies into which the U.S. government is stumbling, once again, today.

The clash between Roosevelt and Churchill  

A first-hand report from FDR’s son Elliott, from his book As He Saw It.

International

Financiers fear Ukraine’s Vitrenko, campaigner vs. IMF  

by Rachel Douglas

Shrapnel ripping into the abdomen of Natalia Vitrenko, candidate for the Presidency of Ukraine, may be only the bloodiest symptom of fear on the part of an international financial oligarchy, haunted by the return of sovereign nation-state leaderships, who say, “Save the nations and the people, not the pyramids of financial titles to loot!”

Does AP sympathize with terrorism?  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Vitrenko: ‘I am the only one prepared to combat economic evil’  

by Natalya Vitrenko

Some 120 reporters attended the press conference of Natalia Vitrenko and her colleagues in the leadership of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine. EIR translates their remarks and interchange with the media.

LaRouche to candidate Natalia Vitrenko  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Can Russia still outflank British war strategy in the Caucasus?  

by Mark Burdman

Germany’s Schröder under attack from all sides for ‘Third Way’ policy  

by Rainer Apel

Rees-Mogg’s obsession with Lyndon LaRouche  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

His Lordship confirms that the British monarchy views LaRouche as “enemy number-one.”

International Intelligence  

National

Bipartisan majority passes Patients’ Bill of Rights  

by Linda Everett

A version of President Clinton’s Patients’ Bill of Rights, called the Norwood-Dingell bill, was passed by the House, but the fight is far from over, and Americans must firmly insist that the General Welfare clause applies to all Americans, not just HMOs and their accountants.

Albright, Rice, and foreign policy: Even the Addams Family would blush  

by Scott Thompson

The “begats” of both George W. Bush and Al Gore’s disastrous foreign policy strategists.

Chernomyrdin honored at Bridgeport ‘Moonie U.’  

by Edward Spannaus

The former Russian Prime Minister’s is in good company in his affair with Sun Myung Moon’s operations. Former President Bush is also a devotee of Moon money.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

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