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Volume 33, Number 6, February 10, 2006

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Iran Showdown Is the Fuse for a Global Monetary Bomb  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Lyndon LaRouche issues a sharp warning that a military strike against Iran is being manipulated by the British, in order to trigger global war, chaos, and the collapse of the world monetary system. If it happens, the U.S. will be destroyed as well.

Shades of Sykes-Picot Accord Are Cast over Southwest Asia  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

“The shattering calamities hitting the U.S. Bush-Cheney Administration,” wrote Lyndon LaRouche recently, “have brought the role of the United Kingdom’s Blair government more prominently into focus. Shades of Sykes-Picot, the British Foreign Office, flanked by France, have assumed a controlling role in the regional developments of the Southwest Asia region.” Muriel Mirak-Weissbach reviews the history of the secret Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916, by which France and Britain redrew the map of the Middle East.

International

Palestinian Elections: Honest, Fair, Safe and Without Violence  

by Dean Andromidas

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s upbeat assessment of the elections points the way to a positive potential for the region. Many foresee that victorious Hamas will seek to shift toward negotiation with Israel, now that it is leading the Palestinian government. How will Israel respond?

Youth Candidate: Renew Leipzig’s Heritage  

by Rainer Apel

Karsten Werner, a member of the LaRouche Youth Movement in Germany, is campaigning in Leipzig’s mayoral election, bringing a breath of fresh hope to the discouraged people of the largest city in Saxony, the state which has Germany’s highest unemployment rate.

National

After Alito Fight, the War Continues  

by Edward Spannaus

The Senate’s failure to defeat the nomination of Judge Alito brings the U.S closer to the imposition of fascist dictatorship, but that was only one battle in the war which must be continued.

Schmitt Set Precedent, Leader Can Change Law  

by Steve Douglas

Sam Alito’s Presidential signing statements and Nazi “Crown Jurist” Carl Schmitt’s “law-substituting decrees.”

Carl Schmitt’s Hobbesian State  

by Anno and Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Congress To Fight On Patriot Act, Spying  

by Edward Spannaus

The Administration is stonewalling Congress, but the fight over the Patriot Act’s most egregious provisions, and illegal NSA spying, is going to merge together as Congress takes up these issues in the next few weeks.

LaRouche Dialogue with Youth: The General Welfare Is the Constitution’s Core  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche replies to a question at a cadre school of the LaRouche Youth Movement in Los Angeles.

Cheneyacs Militarize U.S.-Mexican Border  

by Valerie Rush

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

Science & Technology

South Africa’s PBMR: World’s Most Versatile Nuclear System  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Report on an international conference in London to discuss the fantastic economic potential worldwide of South Africa’s Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactor.

PBMR Is ‘Perfect’ for Africa’s Development  

An interview with Alex Erwin.

A Safe, Foolproof Nuclear Reactor  

An interview with Dieter Matzner.

How the U.S. Plans To Use the PBMR  

An interview with Dr. Regis Matzie.

Economics

West Virginia Coal Crisis a Matter of Criminal Negligence?  

by Paul Gallagher and Mark Bender

The drive to double and triple production from old, heavily worked mines is playing havoc with safety regulations, and killing miners, leading Governor Manchin to announce a “mine safety stand-down.”

British Reconsider New Nuclear Plants  

by Marsha Freeman

Russia’s Putin Charts Nuclear Power Revival  

by Rachel Douglas

The Real Danish Model: Building Infrastructure  

by Poul E. Rasmussen

Interviews

Alex Erwin  

The Minister of Public Enterprises for the Republic of South Africa discusses the potential for nuclear power generation in Africa.

Dieter Matzner  

Mr. Matzner is General Manager of the Power Plant Division of PBMR.

Regis Matzie  

Dr. Matzie is Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company.

Editorial

Lessons of The Alito Fight  

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