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Volume 40, Number 3, January 18, 2013

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2013: The Year of Glass-Steagall  

A growing international movement has emerged in favor of the adoption in all countries of the Glass-Steagall law, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt established in the United States in 1933, and which imposes a separation between commercial and investment banking. Initiated by Lyndon LaRouche, the international calls for Glass-Steagall have spread from the United States, to Russia, to the United Kingdom, to the majority of countries of continental Europe, and to numerous nations in the developing sector.

Documentation: Worldwide Glass-Steagall Legislative Initiatives  

Legislation to implement Glass-Steagall has so far been introduced in the legislatures of six countries.

International

Russia, China Respond to BMD; Syria Conflict Deadlocked  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Warnings from Russia and China about the U.S. installation of ballistic missile defense systems, and actions such as the largest Russian naval maneuvers since the end of the Cold War, are the latest indications that these two powers are prepared to coordinate their responses to President Obama’s strategy of encirclement and the “Asia pivot.”

Prince Bandar’s al-Nusra Terrorists in Syria  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Syrian War Is Being Steered from Abroad  

LPAC-TV interviewed Mother Agnès-Mariam de la Croix of Syria, who has been on an international tour.

Ex-Shin Bet Chief Diskin: ‘There Are Worse Things Than an Iranian Bomb’  

Fact or Fiction? What Senator Graham Really Knows  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Will France’s Bombing of Mali Lead to a New Thirty Years War?  

by Lawrence K. Freeman

France’s military assault on northern Mali, supported by the U.S. and the U.K., will likely lead to continuing war, chaos, and destruction in Africa.

National

Congress Faces Countdowns on Economy, Expanded War  

by Nancy Spannaus

LaRouche PAC’s drive for Glass-Steagall is finding fertile ground, particularly among the growing ranks of Congressmen disgusted with the President’s and the Republican leadership’s austerity agenda.

Drone Strikes as Strategic Folly: Obama Is al-Qaeda’s No. 1 Recruiter  

by Edward Spannaus

What President Obama has accomplished with his widespread use of drone missile strikes in Pakistan, has been to vastly accelerate recruitment to al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups.

Failure of Health Care for Profit: Americans Die Younger, Live Sicker Their Entire Lives  

Science

Asteroid Apophis Update: No Impact; a Call for Action  

by Benjamin Deniston

The “pinging” of Apophis by NASA’s Goldstone antenna is helping to provide a more accurate understanding of its orbit, which will be essential for any future efforts to knock an asteroid off a course of Earth-impact.

Heavy-Launch Vehicles and Planetary Defense  

Hypervelocity Asteroid Deflection  

Physical Economy

To Go Ahead, Look Back to When New Jersey ‘Worked’  

Marcia Merry Baker gave this speech to New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Diane Sare’s campaign kickoff event on Jan. 5. That state, ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, is in dire need of the kind of flood-control and other projects that worked in the past, and will work again.

Book Reviews

Fact or Fiction? What Senator Graham Really Knows  

Keys to the Kingdom, by U.S. Senator Bob Graham.

The Remaining Secrets of 9/11  

BAE Financing of al-Qaeda  

Re-Open the 9/11 Investigation Now  

Editorial

Preempt Obama with Glass-Steagall  

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