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Volume 32, Number 5, February 4, 2005

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LaRouche Warned: Bush-Cheney Re-election Means Perpetual War  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

At a conference in Dubai, neo-con Patrick Clawson, of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, presented the Bush-Cheney Administration’s policy of a military strike against Iran: not “if,” but “when.” Lyndon LaRouche forecast the scenario last year: that if Bush were re-elected, the Administration would proceed immediately with military attacks on Iran and other nations. “Now people are getting it,” he commented on the Dubai report, “and they are saying: ‘Is it true?’ Of course it’s true! They intend to do it.” The policy is generating a storm of opposition in Washington, as well as among America’s allies abroad.

National

Senators Assert Constitutional Role Over Rice and Gonzales Nominations  

by Edward Spannaus

In actions which would have seemed inconceivable just a few weeks ago, 13 Senators voted against the confirmation of Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State, while in the Senate Judiciary Committee, all eight Democrats voted against the confirmation of Alberto Gonzales to become U.S. Attorney General.

Congressional Closeup  

Feature

Fundamentalism in America: ‘All Praises Due to Satan, The Ruler of the World’  

by Harley Schlanger

How was it that so many manipulated, impotent people who consider themselves Christian fundamentalists, suicidally cast their votes for George W. Bush? Harley Schlanger examines some of the historical and cultural roots of this phenomenon, which has misused the name of Christianity in order to destroy God-given reason, and leave men helpless before a very worldly oligarchy that seeks to control the nation.

Why Did Author of ‘Amazing Grace’ Attack Handel’s ‘Messiah’?  

by Marcia Merry Baker

‘God Complex’ Helps Bush Deal with Anxiety  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

An interview with Dr. Justin Frank.

International

Euro-Russian Deals with Iran Seek To Derail Attack  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Due to the increasingly visible and aggressive opposition inside the United States, forces in Europe have mustered the gumption to stand up to the new war threat.

Will Sharon Heed God’s Warning to Jezebel?  

by Dean Andromidas

The Liberation of Auschwitz: A Conversation with Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg  

Synarchists Promote Andean-Wide Violence  

by Valerie Rush

The Humala Uprising: A Nazi Putsch Rerun?  

by Luis Vásquez Medina

Synarchists Activate Neo-Nazis in Europe  

by Rainer Apel

Economics

Private Pensions Crisis Warns, ‘Don’t Privatize Social Security!’  

by Paul Gallagher

Two of the vaunted “three legs” of retirement security in America—employer pension plans, and personal or household savings—are shrivelling; the third, Social Security, is under deadly assault.

Arnie Tries To Dismantle CalPERS  

by Paul Gallagher

Leavitt Takes Over HHS; Medicaid in Jeopardy  

by Mary Jane Freeman

Kremlin Scrambles To Calm Angry Pensioners  

by Rachel Douglas

Profile: José Piñera: Architect of Bush’s ‘Ownership’ Society  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Argentina Defies Debt Restructuring Vultures  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Investigation

Italy’s Black Prince: Terror War Against the Nation-State  

by Allen Douglas

Allen Douglas takes off from a new book by Jack Greene and Alessandro Massignani, The Black Prince and the Sea Devils: The Story of Valerio Borghese and the Elite Units of the Decima Mas, to develop the bigger picture of Venetian intelligence warfare against sovereign nations over the centuries.

Interviews

Dr. Justin Frank  

The author of Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, Dr. Frank is a practicing psychoanalyst in Washington, D.C. He is on the faculty of the George Washington University Medical School.

Departments

From the Congress  

Conyers Rips Sanctions Against Ohio Lawyers.

Editorial  

Call Him Pinochet; Call It Fascism.

Correction

In EIR of Jan. 21, 2005, the article “The Plot Against FDR: A Model for Bush’s Pinochet Plan Today,” on p. 32, mistakenly said that “the Swedish-based ball-bearing trust, Swedish Enskilda Bank (SKF), shipped ball bearings needed by the Allied war effort to Ibero-American Nazi-associated firms.” The correct name of the SKF is Svenska Kullager Fabriken, or Swedish Ball-Bearing Factory.

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