Volume 8, Number 37, September 22, 1981




by Josefina Menéndez

Carlos Amtmann Obregón, president of the National Association of Importers and Exporters of the Mexican Republic, president of the Mexican Business Council on Foreign Affairs, and director of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

Report from Paris

by Katherine Kanter and Sophie Tanapura

Statecraft and growth.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Sadat cleans up his opposition.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Mexico’s real corruption story.

Book Review

by Dr. Steven Bardwell

The absurdities of neo-Malthusianism: The Ultimate Resource, by Julian Simon.

Facts Behind Terrorism

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Copscam blueprint.


Who Will Determine Reagan’s Phase Two?

by Kathy Burdman

Amidst Wall Street’s assault on the Administration, and congressional protests against the Fed, credit controls are being mooted.

Documentation: Interviews with the Federal Reserve and James O’Leary of U.S. Trust.

Why Schmidt Rejects U.S. Economic Policy

Excerpts from the West German chancellor’s recent interview with the Rhein-Neckar Zeitung.

Lehman Brothers Sets Fiscal Pace

by Laurent Murawiec

Wall Street had the budget deficit panic preplanned as of June; it’s part of a population shrinkage program.

Currency Rates

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

The D-mark rebounds.


by Montresor

The families speak from Siena.


by Susan B. Cohen

Reality pushes aside ideology.

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Williams Case and the Constitution

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Counterintelligence Editor Jeffrey Steinberg outlines the scandal-Abscam Judge George Pratt withheld from the jury and defense attorney evidence exonerating the New Jersey senator, and the Senate Ethics Committee counsel colluded with the Justice Department’s prosecutors.

The FBI Documents Exculpate Williams

by Mary Jane Freeman

Excerpts from the three suppressed reports, with commentary.

The Frameup of Harrison Williams

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

EIR founder Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. challenges the Senate Ethics Committee members who countenanced a perversion of justice that could undo them as well as the Constitution.

Jack Anderson Blasts Ethics Committee


López Portillo Rejects Hong Kong Economics

by Timothy Rush

The Presidential State of the Union message reaffirmed Mexico’s determination to safeguard its industrialization program.

Documentation: Excerpts from the Informe address, an an interview with U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Raymond Waldmann.

The ‘Vietnamization’ of Central America Is About To Erupt

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Israel’s New Axis

by Nancy Coker

The results of Begin’s intrigues with Haig.

Reagan Follows Carter in Support for the Fundamentalist Mullahs

by Robert Dreyfuss

Current Options for Iran’s Exile Groups

by Thierry Lalevée

Documentation: Excerpts from an Iran Press Service interview with Admiral Kamal Habibollahi.

China’s New ‘Special Economic Zones’: Colonial Enclaves for Hot Money and Drugs

by Gregory F. Buhyoff

Meant to built up Deng’s geopolitics, not industry.

International Intelligence


The Revolt Against Volcker: Will Congress Talk, or Act?

by Richard Cohen

Constituency pressure against the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate policy was unprecedented during the congressional recess, as bipartisan statements on Capitol Hill now reflect. The House and Senate may balk at Stockman’s new budget-cut demands as well; but a real recovery program is needed.

Weinberger Embraces Global 2000 Doctrine

by Lonnie Wolfe

The DOD’s current policy of Rapid Deployment Force or surrogate action in the Third World, rather than strategic sufficiency, reflects the prescriptions of Gen. Maxwell Taylor.

Documentation: Three statements by Taylor, and excerpts from an article in the official Military Review.

Why the CIA Has Not Made a Comeback

by Paul Goldstein

The first in a series on how U.S. intelligence capabilities continue to be sabotaged under the Reagan Administration.

National News