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August 31, 2005
The sheer horror of that human catastrophe which was set in the process of creation by the continuing ugly negligence of the Bush-Cheney cabal during the weeks before, during, and since the passing of the natural catastrophe of Katrina's "American Tsunami," has already unleashed a political after-shock, far greater in human and material consequences than the events of September 11, 2001. The aftershocks of what is already, the inevitable horrors to be met in the days just ahead, will be measured, chiefly in humanitarian, physical, and political-psychological consequences, which, combined, will have the greatest significance for the future of the current government of the U.S.A., and have ominous implications for governments also world-wide.
On Aug. 2, the general warning had been issued, that we must expect major storms to hit the Southern coasts of the United States during the immediate period ahead. That warning should have activated an order from the President of the U.S.A. to the relevant National Guard, FEMA, and other institutions, to develop an immediately operational plan of precautionary, preventive, and emergency action, to deal with all of the obvious contingencies represented by a probable "Camille-like" event. We now see, clearly, that those urgently needed emergency preparations did not occur.
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Here is a transcript of Lyndon LaRouche's emergency international webcast on Sept. 3, 2005. LaRouche's opening remarks are followed by an extended discussion period. Over 310 sites around the world tuned in for the webcast, in addition to 50-100 on a conference call hook-up. Participants included those from Germany, France, Italy, Philippines, Australia, Canada, and in Ibero-America: Mexico City, Monterrey, Lima, Buenos Aires, and Neuquen, among others. In the U.S., gatherings of participants, especially those of the LaRouche Youth Movement, included Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Toledo, Boston, and Chestertown, Md.
This Week in History
The summer and fall of 1773 were busy months for Benjamin Franklin, who had been representing several of the American colonies in London since the close of the French and Indian War. The East India Company, whose looting policies within the British Empire had driven it not to anticipated wealth, but to bankruptcy, succeeded in forcing Parliament to pass a Tea Act on April 27. The legislation remitted all British duties on tea, but retained the tax on tea exported to America, thus allowing the Company to undersell everyone else. This gave the Company a virtual monopoly, and this monopoly was to be backed by the full legal and military machinery of the Empire.
Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Assembly had requested that Franklin present a number of petitions to Lord Dartmouth, to be given to George III, in which the colony protested Britain's new policy of paying the salary of Royal Governors and judges from Crown funds. Formerly, the salaries had been paid by the Assembly, thus giving the citizens some control over the government. Town meetings were held throughout Massachusetts to protest, but Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson denounced them as illegal and inspired by that "great director" in London, Benjamin Franklin.
There was no attempt by the British Empire to answer or ameliorate these grievances, and the Virginia House of Burgesses proposed establishing committees of correspondence between the various colonies. In this ferment, Franklin suggested a Continental Congress in a July 7 letter to Thomas Cushing, the Speaker of the Massachusetts Assembly.
In an official letter to the Massachusetts Assembly on the same day, Franklin wrote that the discussion of rights "may seem unseasonable in the commencement of actual war," and that therefore "perhaps it would be best and fairest for the colonies, in a general congress now in peace to be assembled, or by means of the correspondence lately proposed, after a full and solemn assertion and declaration of their rights, to engage firmly with each other, that they will never grant aids to the crown in any general war, till those rights are recognized by the King and both Houses of Parliament; communicating at the same time to the crown this their resolution. Such a step I imagine will bring the dispute to a crisis."
It was up to Franklin to present American grievances not only to the rapacious government, but to the British people. He often wrote anonymously for the London papers, and on Sept. 11 he wrote a letter to "The Public Advertiser," signing himself "Q.E.D." The title of his piece was "Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One." In it, all the repressive measures which Britain had aimed against America were laid out as 20 helpful rules for those who would like to reduce the size of the Empire. It was a Swiftian satire of great good humor and very sharp darts, and it was very widely read.
Not long after its publication, Franklin wrote to his sister Jane, saying that his strategy for seeking harmony between Britain and America had changed: "I had used all the smooth words I could muster, and I grew tired of meekness when I saw it without effect. Of late therefore I have been saucy."
He explained that in his articles "I have held up a looking-glass in which some ministers may see their ugly faces, and the nation its injustice. Those papers have been much taken notice of. Many are pleased with them, and a few very angry, who I am told will make me feel their resentment, which I must bear as well as I can, and shall bear the better if any public good is done, whatever the consequences to myself.
"In my own private concerns with mankind, I have observed that to kick a little when under imposition has a good effect. A little sturdiness when superiors are much in the wrong sometimes occasions consideration. And there is truth in the old saying, that 'if you make yourself a sheep, the wolves will eat you.'"
Franklin's "Rules" began by pretending to be a paper which was "presented privately to a late Minister, when he entered upon his Administration; and now first published." Franklin then stated that, "An ancient Sage valued himself upon this, that tho' he could not fiddle, he knew how to make a great City of a little one. The Science that I, a modern Simpleton, am about to communicate is the very reverse.
"I address myself to all Ministers who have the Management of extensive Dominions, which from their very Greatness are become troublesome to govern, because the Multiplicity of their Affairs leaves no Time for fiddling.
"I. In the first Place, Gentlemen, you are to consider, that a great Empire, like a great Cake, is most easily diminished at the Edges. Turn your Attention therefore first to your remotest Provinces; that as you get rid of them, the next may follow in Order.
"II. That the Possibility of this Separation may always exist, take special Care the Provinces are never incorporated with the Mother Country, that they do not enjoy the same common Rights, the same Privileges in Commerce, and that they are governed by severer Laws, all of your enacting, without allowing them any Share in the Choice of the Legislators. By carefully making and preserving such Distinctions, you will (to keep to my Simile of the Cake) act like a wise Gingerbread Baker, who, to facilitate a Division, cuts his Dough half through in those Places, where, when bak'd, he would have it broken to Pieces.
"III. These remote Provinces have perhaps been acquired, purchas'd, or conquer'd at the sole Expence of the Settlers or their Ancestors, without the Aid of the Mother Country. If this should happen to increase her Strength by their growing Numbers ready to join in her Wars, her Commerce by their growing Demand for her Manufactures, or her Naval Power by greater Employment for her Ships and Seamen, they may probably suppose some Merit in this, and that it entitles them to some Favour; you are therefore to forget it all, or resent it as if they had done you Injury.
"IV. However peaceably your Colonies have submitted to your Government, shewn their Affection to your Interest, and patient borne their Grievances, you are to suppose them always inclined to revolt, and treat them accordingly. Quarter Troops among them, who by their Insolence may provoke the rising of Mobs, and by their Bullets and Bayonets suppress them. By this Means, like the Husband who uses his Wife ill from suspicion, you may in Time convert your Suspicions into Realities.
"V. Remote provinces must have Governors, and Judges, to represent the Royal Person, and execute every where the delegated Parts of his Office and Authority. If you send them wise and good Men for Governors, who study the Interest of the Colonists, and advance their Prosperity, they will think their King wise and good, and that he wishes the welfare of his Subjects. This may attach your Provinces more to his Government. You are therefore to be careful who you recommend for those Offices. If you can find Prodigals who have ruined their Fortunes, broken Gamesters or Stock-Jobbers, these may do well as Governors; for they will probably be rapacious, and provoke the People by their Extortions.
"VI. To confirm these Impressions, and strike them deeper, whenever the Injured come to the Capital with Complaints of Mal-administration, Oppression, or Injustice, punish such Suitors with long Delay, enormous Expence, and a final Judgment in Favour of the Oppressor. This will have an admirable Effect every Way. The Trouble of future Complaints will be prevented, and Governors and Judges will be encouraged to farther Acts of Oppression and Injustice; and thence the People may become more disaffected, and at length desperate.
"XVI. If you are told of Discontents in your Colonies, never believe that they are general, or that you have given Occasion for them; therefore do not think of applying any Remedy, or of changing any offensive Measure. Redress no Grievance, lest they should be encouraged to demand the Redress of some other Grievance. Suppose all their Complaints to be invented and promoted by a few factious Demagogues, whom if you could catch and hang, all would be quiet. Catch and hang a few of them accordingly; and the Blood of the Martyrs shall work Miracles in favour of your Purpose.
"XVII. If you see rival Nations rejoicing at the Prospect of your Disunion with your Provinces, and endeavouring to promote it: If they translate, publish and applaud all the Complaints of your discontented Colonists, at the same Time privately stimulating you to severer Measures; let not that alarm or offend you. Why should it Since you all mean the same Thing.
"XIX. Send Armies into their Country under Pretence of protecting the Inhabitants; but instead of garrisoning the Forts on their Frontiers with those Troops, to prevent Incursions, demolish those Forts, and order the Troops into the Heart of the country, that the Savages may be encouraged to attack the Frontiers, and that the Troops may be protected by the inhabitants: This will seem to proceed from your Ill will or your Ignorance, and contribute farther to produce and strengthen an Opinion among them, that you are no longer fit to govern them.
"XX. Lastly, Invest the General of your Army in the Provinces with great and unconstitutional Powers, and free him from the Controul of even your own Civil Governors. Let him have Troops enow under his Command, with all the Fortresses in his Possession; and who knows but (like some provincial Generals in the Roman Empire, and encouraged by the universal Discontent you have produced) he may take it into his Head to set up for himself. If he should, and you have carefully practiced these few excellent Rules of mine, take my Word for it, all the Provinces will immediately join him, and you will that Day (if you have not done it sooner) get rid of the Trouble of governing them, and all the Plagues attending their Commerce and Connection from thenceforth and for ever."
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Our 'Tsunami' Was Called Katrina!
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
August 31, 2005
The sheer horror of that human catastrophe which was set in the process of creation by the continuing ugly negligence of the Bush-Cheney cabal during the weeks before, during, and since the passing of the natural catastrophe of Katrinás 'American Tsunami,' has already unleashed a political after-shock, far greater in human and material consequences than the events of September 11, 2001. The aftershocks of what is already, the inevitable horrors to be met in the days just ahead, will be measured, chiefly in humanitarian, physical, and political-psychological consequences, which, combined, will have the greatest significance for the future of the current government of the U.S.A., and have ominous implications for governments also world-wide.
FEMA Made Inoperative By Bush/Cheney Agenda
by Mary Jane Freeman
New Orleans emergency official Terry Ebert called the Bush Administration's response to Hurricane Katrinás assault 'a national disgrace.' On the morning of Aug. 31, at the New Orleans Superdome, he warned that the slow evacuation there had become an 'incredibly explosive situation,' and he complained bitterly that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was not offering enough help: 'This is a national emergency. This is a national disgrace. FEMA has been here three days, yet there is no command and control. . . .'
Interview: Mark Ghilarducci
Disaster Preparedness and Response 'Dis-coordinated,' Unfunded Since 9/11
Mark Ghilarducci, currently the Vice President and Director of the Western States Regional Office of James Lee Witt Associates, has 25 years of service in emergency management, fire, emergency medical services, and rescue disciplines. He is also the former Deputy Director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, appointed by then-Governor Gray Davis, with responsibilities for statewide Emergency Operations and Public Safety, Planning, and Training. Prior to that he served as a Federal Coordinating Officer with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where, appointed by then-President Clinton, he directed and coordinated Federal response and recovery operations after the declaration of major disasters and emergencies.
Needed Federal Actions Were Known, But Not Taken
by Richard Freeman and Ramtanu Maitra
In July 2004, more than 250 emergency preparedness officials from more than 50 Federal, state, and local agencies and volunteer organizations, participated in an unique 8-day long gathering, organized by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA). They conducted a 'tabletop exercise,' a simulation of what would happen if a Category 5 hurricane were to slam into New Orleans. Their conclusion: perhaps the greatest catastrophe in American history. They cited a study that 'the death toll . . . in the New Orleans area could be between 25,000 and 100,000.' As well, according to one participant, 'as much as 87% of the areás housing would be destroyed.'
Criminal Negligence: Chertoff Talked, While Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld Walked
by Paul Gallagher
Had this been Indonesia after the tsunami crushed its coast, the U.S. press and State Department would have dripped scorn. By the afternoon of Sept. 1, four terrible days had unveiled the growing scope of destruction, despair, and thousands of deaths over a 10,000-square-mile 'ground zero' following Hurricane Katrinaand not one Bush Administration Cabinet member, let alone President Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney, had visited any part of it. Nor had any measurable Federal disaster mobilization reached it, although private organizations, led by the Red Cross, had jumped into action, and were sheltering and feeding over 100,000 refugees in an increasingly desperate crisis.
Mosquito-Borne Epidemics Threaten Katrina Survivors
by Laurence Hecht and Christine Craig
Contrary to denials by officials of the 'mosquito President' George W. Bush's Administration, there is a potential for the spread of devastating diseases among the vulnerable population in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Water-borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever, and other diarrheal illnesses are threatened from stagnant, filthy water. Experts in entomology also warn of the danger of mosquito-borne diseases, especially West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis. As a final blow, the immunologically suppressed population will offer a vulnerability to the avian flu H5N1 pandemic which disease experts fear may strike the world this flu season.
Closing the U.S.'s Premier Port
This map of tonnage handled in U.S. ocean and inland ports, shows the large volume of freight shipped through the various Gulf of Mexico seaports in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. By weight, most of this is bulk commodities, including grains and chemicals, as well as petroleum products. For example, some60%of U.S. grain exports go through Gulf ports, now disabled. More than 18% of the nation's oil imports come through one port aloneLouisianás Port Fourchon, not expected to be fully operational for well into September. And Gulfport, Miss. is a specialized entrepot for fruit imports.
Interview: Sen. George McGovern
'Katrina Could End The War in Iraq'
George McGovern, who as a World War II bomber pilot was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, represented South Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1963-81, and in the House of Representatives from 1957-61. As the Democratic Party's Presidential Candidate in 1972, he was defeated by the incumbent Richard Nixon. President John F. Kennedy appointed McGovern as the first director of the U.S. Food for Peace program in 1961. He also served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization in the Clinton Administration. In 2000, he was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, and in 2004, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military honor. Senator McGovern spoke with EIR correspondent Nina Ogden by telephone on Sept. 1.
Interview: Robert Livingston
'A Catastrophe Worse Than 9/11'
Rep. Robert Livingston is a former Republican Congressman from Louisiana. He was interviewed by Bill Jones on Sept. 2
A Look at the Corps of Engineers In the 1930s
by George Canning
This short summary of the book Lucius D. Clay, An American Life, by Jean Edward Smith (Henry Holt and Company, 1990), provides a useful view of the role of the Army Corps in the period of the Great Depression.
The Army Corps of Engineers Tradition: A Crucial National Science Resource
by Pamela Lowry
'We must get up early, for we have a large territory; we have to cut down the forests, dig canals, and make railroads all over the country.' A West Point cadet to a foreign visitor, 1854
Freak-Out at Jackson Hole
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
This statement was released on Aug. 27, 2005, by the LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC).
Even the mere hint of today's global, financial reality from Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, and a matching side remark by former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, have touched off a furor of lunatic rage among the customary annual coven of wishful dreamers assembled for this weekend's annual rain-dance at Jackson Hole.
Re-Regulate Energy, End 'Enronomics'
What follows is written testimony submitted by the LaRouche Political Action Committee, LaRouchePAC, to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for a hearing Sept. 6 on 'Global Oil Demand/Gasoline Prices.' The testimony was prepared by Marcia Merry Baker and Richard Freeman, and titled 'Establish Energy, Interim Energy ReReregulation; End the 'Enronomics'-Thinking Behind 'Unnatural' Disasters.
Economic Debate at Berlin EIR Seminar
Dr. Nino Galloni
Production Must Be Primary, Not Finance
Italian economist Dr. Galloni submitted this paper to the seminar. He has served in several government ministries, dealing with economics and labor issues, and is currently the auditor of INPDAP, the main institute coordinating pension funds for public-sector retirees in Italy. An interview with him was published in EIR, Feb. 25, 2005.
Dr. Kim Young-Chul
A New Monetary System For Sovereign Citizens
Dr. Kim teaches Western Economic History in the Department of Economics at Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea. He organized the 1998 'Daegu Round' conference against the IMF and GATT/WTO 'rounds' of globalization, addressed by IMF critics from around the world. Dr.Kim has addressed anti-globalization conferences in Indonesia, Canada, and the U.S., as well as many in Korea, where he is active in 'Consolidation for Alternative Policies,' which seeks a new economic pathway. He received his degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Kim submitted this paper to the Berlin seminar under the full title, 'A New World Monetary System for Sovereign Citizens: Finding a Voice for East Asia after Globalization.'
Europe's Future Hangs On BüSo's Campaign
by Rainer Apel
The upcoming national election in Germany, to be held Sept. 18, is by no means merely a national issue: The economic and political situation in Germany, with its 82 million population (the largest in Europe), is decisive for Europe as a whole, and for international relations in general. And, whatever political leadership Germany has, is also important for the United States, because Germany 'is the only possible keystone for an effective partnership between the USA and a wider coalition of Europeans,' as Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. pointed out in an Aug. 28 statement, headlined, 'Europe Hangs by a Shoe-string.'
BüSo Wrote the Book On German Neo-Cons
First to target Germany's neo-conservative movement was the LaRouche Movement, which issued a definitive booklength expose´ of this neo-liberal nexus in January 2005. Thousands of these books, entitled Germany's Neo-Cons: Who Is Out To Destroy the Federal Social State?, have circulated.
Zepp-LaRouche Leaflet Slams Merkel's Neo-Cons
Under the headline, 'Merkel's Neo-Cons Want To Imitate Bush-Politics in Germany: Will There Soon Be a Catastrophe Like Louisiana?', Zepp-LaRouche has made a new appeal to German voters. We reprint the text of her latest mass leaflet, issued Sept. 2, in full.
Indonesia Again Faces The Speculators' Gun
by Mike Billington
Indonesia has been subject to the looting and subversion of the 'economic hitmen' as often, or perhaps more often, than any nation on Earth, so the current assault by the international synarchist banking circuit, its institutions, and its associated hedge funds should not have been unexpected. This time, it has sent the national currency into free fall, and is draining the foreign reserves. The attack is of special note, however, because it comes as the world financial system itself is careening out of control, and Western financial analysts are warning that an explosion in heavily indebted Indonesia, together with similar crises in other developing-sector nations, like the Philippines and Brazil, could be the spark that ignites the nowinevitable global collapse of the dollar-based financial system.
LaRouche Reps Address Mahathir Conference
by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach
The gathering in Malaysiás capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Aug. 1-3, dedicated to the achievements and policies of former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, assumed a special importance because of the fact that it occurred in themidst of the global economic-financial breakdown crisis, and the related, dangerous drive for war against Iran. Of special note was the fact that two representatives of American physical economist Lyndon LaRouche, the founder of EIR, were invited to address the conference, indicating the role played by LaRouche and his ideas in Malaysia under the leadership of Dr. Mahathir.
Iraq Disintegrating in Fight Over Constitution
by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach
Iraq may turn out to be the first country in modern history to self-destruct through a constitutional process. The draft constitution, to be submitted to a national referendum on Oct. 15, was drawn up under the guiding hand of U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, whose intention must have been to lay the basis for partition of the nation.
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Dick Cheney's 'Spoon-Benders' Rampage Through South America
by Dennis Small
War. Chaos and war are what Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are in the process of unleashing across South America.Look carefully at what they are up to. Religious hoaxster Pat Robertson used his Christian Broadcasting Network telecast Aug. 22, to issue an in-yourface call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. 'If he [Chávez] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war.'
Banco Santander: Run by The Financiers of Hitler
Leading the foreign takeover of Ibero-Americás banking sector is Banco Santander Central Hispano (BSCH), the largest bank in Spain, and the sixth largest in Europe. Santander, with 15 banks spread across IberoAmerica, is the largest foreign bank in the region, with $77 billion in assets, or 9% of the region's total.
When Robertson Rants, Gen. Boykin Listens
by Jeffrey Steinberg
OnAug. 22, 2005, televangelist Rev. Pat Robertson broadcast a call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on his 700 Club TV show. Robertson said: 'You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he [Chávez] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war, and I don't think any oil shipments will stop.' Robertson justified his assassination call by charging that Cha´vez was 'going to make Venezuela a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.'
LaRouche's War Against the WWF
by Gretchen Small
One day before George Bush, Jr., and Dick Cheney were inaugurated in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2001, the Rio de Janeiro offices of U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche's EIR and his Brazilian political associates were raided by judicial police, at 5 p.m. on a Friday. The raidin which police seized pamphlets exposing the role of the British Crown in blocking the development of South Americás interiorhad been ordered at the request of Prince Philip's Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Brazil. WWF-Brazil had finally succeeded in finding a judge willing to issue an order restraining LaRouche's associates from attacking the WWFBrazil, either in print or verbally, because, as the WWFBrazil protested, they were 'causing incalculable damage to its image, as well as to its members and supporters,' and if this were permitted to continue, its 'reputation would be irreparably affected.'
Chaco War: Anglo-Dutch Resource Grab
by Cynthia R. Rush
So inhospitable is the Chaco Boreal region of Paraguay, located north of the Pilcomayo River, that it has historically been called the 'Green Hell.' Unbearably hot, it is infested with swarms of insects and poisonous snakes; there is only thorny vegetation and swampland, and little water. Even today, it is sparsely inhabited....
BRAC Real Estate Scam Might Still Be Stopped
by Carl Osgood
While many observers are considering Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's base closing plan a 'done deal,' since the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) completed its final deliberations, it is anything but. From the state lawsuits over the proposals to close Air National Guard units, to Rumsfeld's criticisms of the BRAC Commission's actions, to the possible impact of the disaster brought to New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, to possible action by the Congressthe last word on BRAC is a long way from being written. However, this has not stopped real estate developers from salivating over the speculative possibilities of some of the bases that the commission voted to close, such as the Walter ReedArmyMedical Center in Washington, D.C.
Cheney Threatens GOP Anti-Torture Efforts
by Edward Spannaus
As the Senate comes back into session, a major battle is shaping up over Republican-sponsored amendments prohibiting torture and requiring humane treatment of military prisoners. Before the Senate recessed in July, Vice President Dick Cheney threatened that the White House would veto the entire Defense Authorization bill, if it included these amendments, on the grounds that they would 'interfere' with the President's conduct of the war on terrorism.
Interview: Perry B. Clark
'The Root of the Problem Is the Dollar'
Rep. Perry B. Clark is a Kentucky State Representative, serving the people of the 37th District, Louisville. He was interviewed on Aug. 29 by Paul Gallagher.
MEK Terrorist Front Ups Anti-Iran Propaganda
by William Jones
Alireza Jafarzadeh, former spokesman for the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a front group for the banned Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), held a Washington, D.C. press conference on Aug. 26, trying to buttress the war drive against Iran, with a series of new 'expose ´s' of a clandestine Iranian nuclear-weapons program.
LaRouche: `The Immortality of Martin Luther King'
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