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PRESS RELEASE


Targetting of Cardinal Sandoval Is an
Attempt at Religious Warfare in Mexico

Sept. 29, 2003 (EIRNS)—The following press release was issued today by Lyndon LaRouche's Presidential campaign committee, LaRouche in 2004.

Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon H. LaRouche today issued a statement "to express my concern about the attempt by some people to invoke the name of anti-clericalism, to stir up what would be recognized as a Cristero War atmosphere in Mexico." LaRouche warned in particular that "the targetting of the Cardinal [of Guadalajara, Juan Sandoval Iniguez] is seen by experts in such matters as an attempt to reactivate a religious-warfare-like destabilization of Mexico."

LaRouche was referring to reports in the Mexican media last week that Mexico's Attorney General, Rafael Macedo, had opened a criminal investigation into Cardinal Sandoval, his deceased mother, his numerous siblings, and others associated with him, on allegations of drug-money laundering. The case was opened at the behest of Jorge Carpizo McGregor, Attorney General under President Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-94).

Carpizo submitted to the current Attorney General's office a document allegedly prepared by an unnamed Mexican government intelligence agency, which charges that Cardinal Sandoval and his predecessor, the murdered Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo, were part of a Vatican strategy to get resources from the drug trade, "a third way of financing.... Cardinal Sandoval Iniguez is the Papacy's man for the full development of the project of financing the Church through funds of suspicious origin," the document handed over by Carpizo reportedly says.

Charges To Polarize Mexico

Cardinal Sandoval maintains his innocence, and says that the charges are politically motivated and relate to the cover-up of the Cardinal Posadas assassination. Carpizo was Attorney General at the time that Cardinal Posadas was murdered on May 24, 1993, and announced, within hours of the assassination, before any investigation had taken place, that Posadas was killed "by accident" in crossfire between two rival drug gangs. Forensic evidence later proved that the 57 bullets which killed the Cardinal came from one direction only, at close range.

The charges against Cardinal Sandoval have begun to polarize Mexico. For example, leading Congressional figures have backed the investigation; and on Sunday, Sept. 28, tens of thousands of people in Guadalajara marched in defense of the Cardinal.

The full text of LaRouche's comments are as follows:

I express my concern about the attempt by some people to invoke the name of anti-clericalism, to stir up what would be recognized as a Cristero War atmosphere in Mexico. I, as a Presidential candidate of the United States, and a defender of the Lincoln tradition in our relations with Mexico, cannot ignore the fact that very obvious international forces are moving again to try to provoke religious war in Mexico as a way of destroying that nation, as in the 1860s, and on several occasions following that.

Furthermore, since Mexico is a bordering State with many close family relations across that border, we cannot fail to express concern against such relics of past antics of that same Synarchist International which has become increasingly active in targetting the Americas for destabilizations, as from international fascist leader Blas Piñar's bases in Spain, France, Italy, and elsewhere, since late 2002.

It is not to be overlooked that the Synarchist International, which is still active today, was the network which brought fascists such as Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, and others to power during the 1921-1945 interval. This Synarchist International is a continuation of the same Martinist freemasonic cult behind both the Jacobin Terror and Napoleon Bonaparte's rule in France. That is the same cult represented by Napoleon III's installation of his puppet Maximilian as the virtual Adolf Hitler of early 1860s Mexico. We also know, that, during the late 1930s and early 1940s, the Nazi Party used a Spain-based Synarchist network inside Mexico for Nazi penetration of many parts of Central and South America. The Synarchist International's agents then included Paul Rivet, and Jean de Menil, and the Jacques Soustelle later used for such Spain-based operations as the attempted, fascist assassination of France's President Charles de Gaulle. This same network has been recently reactivated for operations including the targetting of Central and South America, around international figures such as Spain's Blas Piñar.

These activations of the Synarchist International were and remain a major, recently reactivated threat to the security of both Mexico and the U.S.A., among other nations. The targetting of the Cardinal is seen by experts in such matters as an attempt to reactivate a religious-warfare-like destabilization of Mexico.