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PRESS RELEASE


LaRouche Testifies to
Defense Committee of Italian Senate

June 5, 2007 (EIRNS)—The following release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

American Democratic leader Lyndon LaRouche testified this afternoon at an official hearing of the Defense Committee of the Italian Senate. The senators listened carefully to LaRouche's presentation, centered around the relationship between economy, science, and warfare. His historical examples ranged from ancient Greece, to the Council of Florence, to Roosevelt and JFK. Coming to the present, LaRouche showed how the wars initiated by the United States government in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the planned war against Iran, target the US and other nation-states for destruction, as the Peloponnesian Wars did for Greece.

LaRouche mentioned Vice President Cheney's role in Halliburton and in the privatization of the US Army, as an example of the destruction of the US Army in order to the destroy the US as a nation-state.

Questions to Mr. LaRouche, from senators from all political parties, included such issues as Reagan's SDI versus Bush's BMD; European armies' loss of national sovereignty in the context of Maastricht; Russia's strategic posture; and infrastructural development as a peaceful alternative to a war policy. Sen. Lidia Menapace, who had organized the hearing, specifically thanked Mr. LaRouche for the breadth of his intervention, which she said is rarely found in American politicians visiting Europe.

A press conference with Mr. LaRouche has been scheduled for Wednesday June 6, at 12:00 CET, at the Press Room of the Italian Senate.