Volume 11, Number 32, August 21, 1984



Hans Ericson

The former president of the Swedish Transport Workers Union discusses his country’s shift toward Soviet-dominated totalitarianism, but reports, “the opposition to Palme is growing.”


Andean Report

by Sara Madueño de Vásquez

Peru’s President gets EIR study.

Science & Technology

by Dr. S.B. Idso

CO<sub>2</sub>, greenhouse effect: boon or bane? S.B. Idso, a research physicist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reports bothersome facts which upset conventional wisdom.

Investigative Leads

by Thierry Lalevée

Moscow’s “mullahs” launch terror wave.

Report from Italy

by Sandro Bellati

The Farnesina, Mata Hari, and the KGB.

New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

War declared against Tamils.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Private banking again?

Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Israel hostage to extremists?


Who will fight for Europe?


Volcker’s ‘New’ Divide and Conquer Plan for the Debtors

by David Goldman

The Fed chairman is right in thinking the debt crisis can be put off until 1985—provided the debtor-countries accept current levels of looting. After which their economies will give out from exhaustion.

USDA Lies Cover Up for the Grain Companies’ Planned Shortages

by Christopher White

Christopher White compares the Agriculture Department’s wheat harvest claims to what farmers tell EIR is the real harvest—and explains why the department is lying again.

Currency Rates

Will the Genocide Lobby Guarantee Soviet Imperial Rule in the 1980s?

by Mark Burdman

Report from the Second United Nations Conference on Population in Mexico City.

Vienna UNIDO Conference Advises Starvation for the Third World

by Mary Lalevée

Documentation: excerpts from the speech by Dr. Abd-El Rahman Khane, executive director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.


by Kathy Burdman

“Let Continental be a lesson.”

Domestic Credit

by David Goldman

Profit ruse buoys stocks.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Infrastructure: The $8 Trillion Hole No ‘Economist’ Counts

by Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman’s study for EIR’s June Quarterly Economic Report is condensed: One day, if lack of “big government spending” on infrastructure continues, the economy must collapse on its shattered foundations: despite the size of the present infrastructure deficit, however, there is a way to meet the costs in the next 20 years.

The American Highway System: A Case Study in Spending Needs

by Richard Freeman

The Scope of the Infrastructure Deficit: How Much Is Needed Where

by Richard Freeman


Soviet Maneuvers in East Europe: an Analysis

by Uwe Parpart

Analysis of Russian behavior and purposes in their escalating military pressure on Europe.

Documentation: Excerpts from analyses by West German military specialists Adalbert Weinstein and Rüdiger Moniac; excerpt from the Soviets’ Kommunist.

Soviets Make Bid for Control of Pacific

by Linda de Hoyos

Analysis of the command shifts and provocations.

New Dossier Reveals Bulgarian-Gnostic Link Behind Abduction in Colombia

by Nora Hamerman

Report on the startling discoveries turned up by the investigation into the “Patty Hearst”-style attempted brainwashing of anti-drug fighter Patricia Paredes de Londoño.

Bulgaria, Gnosticism, and the Drug Mafia

by Rachel Douglas and Carlos Potes

An excerpt from the dossier.

Sweden Urged To Join the Western Alliance

by Konstantin George

International News


Kissinger Pushes Russian Scenario at GOP Convention

by Criton Zoakos

Far from the highly predictable and boring event most anticipate, the Republican convention could bring some very dramatic occurrences determining whether the United States will survive as a nation. Editor-in-Chief Criton Zoakos reports.

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

An endorsement from the East.

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Eagleton replay? — Bottomless pit — Smut queen.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda

National News