Lyndon LaRouche wrote the following letter on Nov. 10 to the editor of the Swedish daily Aftonbladet. In its Nov. 9 issue, the daily published a statement by Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson on his return from the funeral of Yitzhak Rabin. Carlsson states: ``I remember how I, for example, in an article in this newspaper, reacted against the selling of dartboards with the picture of Olof Palme.... Far to the right there was the EAP [the European Labor Party, Swedish co-thinkers of Mr. LaRouche], which in its leaflets were calling Olof Palme `mentally ill' and `murderer.'... I will never get rid of the thought that the act of the murderer, be it spontaneous or planned, was influenced by the hatred which, after years of campaigning, was `permitted.'...''
I have received, today, the text of a statement, published in your edition of Nov. 9, 1995, reported as a November 6-7, 1995 emission by Ingvar Carlsson. Mr. Carlsson's statement, ostensibly issued on the occasion of the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, has the remarkable quality of representing one of the most tasteless pieces of lying hypocrisy published in recent years.
The relevant facts substantiating that characterization of the Carlsson statement, are identified summarily as follows.
On or about February 28, 1986, perhaps some time earlier, the Warsaw Pact intelligence services linked to Boris Pankin concocted a scheme deployed through a relevant unit of the East Germany Ministry for State Security. This, as revealed later to the Swedish press and others, was a scheme to implicate me, fraudulently, in the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme. This Stasi hoax succeeded in duping not only some of the press of Sweden and other nations, but apparently duped the government of Sweden as well. Mr. Carlsson was a relevant figure in that duping of the government of Sweden.
Today, the fact of the Stasi hoax is well known, but this does not deter Mr. Carlsson from continuing to foist the Warsaw Pact's disinformation. He goes to such obscene lengths, as to foist his lies upon what is purportedly a letter of condolence to the government of Israel.
For competent investigators, the principal publicly known clue to the guilt for Olof Palme's assassination, is the fact that the Stasi's EAP hoax worked effectively as a cover-up of the actual authorship of the assassination. The notable point is, that had the Stasi's EAP myth not duped the Swedish authorities with such astonishing success, the principal suspect in the Palme murder would have been that international consort of weapons- and drug-traffickers popularly known as the ``Iran-Contra'' complex, of which the East Germany, Rostock-based weapons-trafficking was an integral part.
The earlier discovery of documents in the police search of the Malmö premises of Karl-Erik Schmitz, and Prime Minister Palme's concern with those arms-trafficking matters, were among the prime known evidences of motive for what must have been a carefully prearranged insertion of an assassin at the relevant moment of opportunity.
Since, a significant number of assassinations were conducted in the same ``Iran-Contra'' weapons-trafficking context, during the late 1980s.
Not so curiously, those who played a leading part in working with the Warsaw Pact disinformation services in fraudulently linking me to the murder, included circles of my high-level enemies directing the U.S.A. and British side of ``Iran-Contra'' operations.
For example, the representatives of the U.S.A. television network, NBC-TV, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), who worked closely with the Stasi's assets in Sweden in this matter, are documented officially as having been then agents of a ``get LaRouche'' salon directed by a leading figure of ``Iran-Contra'' operations, a man well-known to Sweden's oligarchy, one John Train. Train, executive officer of the New York private-banking firm of Smith and Train, was a key figure in the Pakistan-Afghanistan side of the ``Iran-Contra'' complex. Closely involved in the same operation with John Train, were key ``Iran-Contra'' subordinates of then Vice-President George Bush, such as my adversaries Major-General (ret.) Secord and Lt.-Col. Oliver North.
Prime Minister Olof Palme was, at that time, a major political threat to the entire apparatus of combined East-bloc other ``Iran-Contra'' gangsters involved in what was the most extensive and most murderous weapons-and-drug trafficking operation of the recent quarter-century.
Certainly, Ingvar Carlsson, by now, should know that all which I have written here is true. Why, then, does he repeat his lies? Why does he pollute the memory of the martyred statesman, Yitzhak Rabin, by reminding us of his own culpability in the continuing cover-up of the murder of Olof Palme?
I propose you publish this reply. In any case, my reply will be made known to relevant parties, internationally, who we may presume await my rebuttal, and also await news of your response to what you must know is my truthful, and more than justified request for retraction.
Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.