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Volume 35, Number 7, February 15, 2008

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Bloomberg Fools Them Again: The Flirt  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

At this point, the flirtatious New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears to be the leading candidate for becoming London’s “corporativist” dictator of the United States. With John McCain’s health a question mark, Barack Obama’s candidacy is being maintained, only temporarily, solely to use him in a continuing effort to eliminate Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, so that the fascist option of a Bloomberg Presidency could be brought into play.

Mitt Romney Walks Out  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Where does Bloomberg, a follower of the corporativist economic and social “infrastructure” policies of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler’s Hjalmar Schacht, fit into the mainstream Presidential primary campaigns? Lyndon LaRouche says that if both Obama and Clinton were eliminated, and replaced by a Bloomberg or McCain-Bloomberg ticket, the likely result would be immediate adoption of the specific fascist economic and social programs being pushed by fascist Felix Rohatyn today.

British Have Obama by the Short Hairs  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

National

Kanjorski Caves In  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Rep. Paul Kanjorski, like many others who have endorsed, or were considering endorsing LaRouche’s Homeowners and Bank Protection Act, has come under heavy pressure to lie about the measure, from those associated with the Presidential campaign of New York Mayor Bloomberg’s organization, on behalf of an explicitly fascist program on “infrastructure” policy, as was recently announced in Los Angeles by Bloomberg, and Governors Schwarzenegger and Rendell.

International

Brits Get Caught with Their Hands in Afghan Opium Jar  

by Ramtanu Maitra

The Taliban have been strengthened in Afghanistan’s Helmand—the biggest drug-producing province—due to British interference. The British are running a little colonial game there, but President Karzai saw through the murderous plot they were hatching against him.

Will NATO Die at the Gates of Kabul?  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Serious rifts are coming to the surface among the NATO allies, over how to proceed in Afghanistan. With the war lost, militarily, is NATO also about to implode?

Anglo-Dutch Financial Cartel Promotes Colombia-Venezuela War  

by Maximiliano Londoño Penilla

Is the Devil in Your Laptop?

The British Empire’s Suicide Club: The Noun Generation  

by Delante Bess and Nick Walsh

Today’s youth, living as miserable subjects in post-industrialized societies, are finding their purpose in life in hedonistic pleasures in clubs on today’s Internet “social networking” sites. This form of “thrill-seeking” involves suicide clubs, which have led to young friends committing suicide.

Economics

Bailouts and Corporativism, or Franklin D. Roosevelt  

by John Hoefle

The intention of the financial oligarchy has always been, that when financial trouble comes, as is now happening, to shift their losses to the population, while allowing corporativist privatization of public services, instead of taking the FDR approach of defending the general welfare.

India: A Powerless Giant... But, Who Made It That Way?  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Land-Bridge Development Could Transform Eurasia  

by Mary Burdman

Renewed Push for Texas High-Speed Rail Could Spark a U.S. National Effort  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Texas High-Speed Rail: Past, Present, Future  

by Hal Cooper, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.

Excerpts from a paper proposing development of the Texas Triangle High Speed Rail Project.

The American Patriot

Lincoln’s American System vs. British-Backed Slavery  

by Anton Chaitkin

Lincoln knew that he had to overcome, not a section of his own country, but an imperial enemy, which included the Slave South as an integral part of its global system. He knew he had to have the power of the Union, to take on that global system, in order to end slavery.

Frederick Douglass: We Had To Save the Union  

Editorial

It Can Happen Here  

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