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Volume 33, Number 3, January 20, 2006

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LaRouche Webcast: Senate Needs Guts To Defend Nation from Nazi Takeover  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche issued a sharp warning to the nation in his Jan. 11 webcast, stating at the outset: “As a great American patriot once said, ‘These are times that try men’s souls.’ These are grim times. We have presently going on, in the Senate, a hearing of a man who lies: Sam Alito. The man’s a liar. He’s a member of the Federalist Society, which is a society assembled around the ideas and influence of a man, Carl Schmitt, who crafted the Adolf Hitler Administration.... And you have Senators who should have more guts, who are waffling, or being weak, in dealing with this fact. There is no honest debate about bringing Adolf Hitler and his tradition into the government of the United States”!

Dialogue with LaRouche  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Economics

Those Financial ‘Good News’ Stories for 2005 Are Lies  

by Lothar Komp

The fact that the world financial system did not collapse in 2005 is just about all that can be said about the “successes” of that year. Hedge funds, the mortgage bubble, and derivatives speculation all portend a systemic collapse of dramatic proportions.

Lincoln Financed the War by Taking On the British-Backed New York Banks  

by Rochelle Ascher

The first year he was in office, Lincoln presented a plan to set up a nationally regulated private banking system, and to issue government legal tender paper currency (greenbacks), which made it possible to finance the Union Army, and build the industry necessary to win the war.

Business Briefs  

Strategic News

Cheney and Netanyahu Pushing for War Against Syria  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

As Cheney’s power base, which is the political dirty-money empire of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), continues to collapse, he is desperately seeking to install Bibi Netanyahu as the next Israeli Prime Minister.

Iran Nuclear Crisis Must Not Lead to War  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Exclusive: Murtha’s Address to Virginia Town Meeting  

EIR reports Representative Murtha’s presentation at a town meeting in Virginia, which has not been covered anywhere else, in which he detailed why the Cheney-Bush Administration is in such a quandry in Iraq.

Schwarzenegger’s State of the State: New Script, Same Puppet  

by Harley Schlanger

With his popularity taking a nose dive, Arnie has seemingly reversed himself, and is calling for a big investment program in the State. But it is just a con job to use the State budget to bail out private interests.

News in Brief  

Departments

Report from Germany  

by Rainer Apel

Incentives, but No Investments.

Editorial

Stop Hitler!  

Correction

In the Jan. 6, 2006 EIR, in “The Case of Baltimore: Deindustrialization Creates Death Zones,” William Donald Schaefer was erroneously identified as Mayor of Baltimore when plans for Baltimore real estate development swindles were formulated in the mid-1950s by the Greater Baltimore Committee (Baltimore’s 100 largest financial and other businesses). Schaefer’s Mayoral term in fact ran from 1971-1986. In 1955, Schaefer was elected to the Baltimore City Council from the 5th District, and remained there until he became City Council President in 1967, where he served until he became Mayor. Under Mayor Schaefer, the initial, stalled redevelopment projects of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Charles Center and Inner Harbor projects, were completed—the first of many more to come.

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