Volume 12, Number 27, July 9, 1985



Paisal Thawachainan

The head of Thailand’s largest labor confederation tells how his country’s economy is being ruined by the World Bank’s “privatization of industry” plan.


Report from Italy

by Umberto Pascali

The Rotten Deal behind Cossiga.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Writing about Killing the President.

Report from Paris

by Yves Messer

“Make the SDI Irreversible.”


Time To Get Back to “Americanism.”


Kissinger and Castro Face Off against LaRouche

by Robyn Quijano

Kissinger’s June 22 syndicated column, “Building a Bridge of Hope to Our Latin Neighbors,” proposes “the modern philosophical equivalent of the Marshall Plan, a Western Hemisphere Development Program”—but it’s a hoax.

Soviet Bloc Gears Up Nuclear Industry

by Clifford Gaddy and Konstantin George

East Europe Follows Gorbachov’s Orders

by Luba George

U.S. Housing-Stock Collapse Undermines Family Formation

by Sylvia Brewda

Based on the June 1985 EIR Quarterly Economic Report.

Science & Technology

by Charles B. Stevens

A Revolution in the H-Bomb X-Ray Laser.

Currency Rates

Pestilence of Usury

by Valerie Rush

Brazil To Impose “Conditions” on IMF?

Africa Report

by Mary Lalevée

The Famine Keeps Worsening.

Business Briefs


LaRouche Replies to Doomsday Forecast by Castro

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Part II of LaRouche’s “Open Letter to Fidel Castro,” written on June 12, 1985, addressing the Jesuit-trained Cuban leader’s mistakes of economic analysis, as well as his ulterior motives.


TWA Hostage Taking: Part of Soviet War Plan

by Jeffrey Steinberg

While a hostage “exchange” would bring to an end the ordeal of TWA Flight 847, it will likely leave unanswered some of the most pressing questions raised by the terrorist action that began in Athens on June 14.

Terror ‘Experts’ Run Cover for KGB Plans

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Costas Tsimas and the TWA Hijacking

by Phocion

Shi’ite Terrorism: The Bennigsen Factor

Documentation: Never-before published intelligence documents relating to the destruction of U.S. Mideast policy.

Kissinger, de Hoz, and the Real Culprits of Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

by Cynthia R. Rush

International Intelligence


Mobilization of Patriots Puts Burt Sellout On Hold

by Mark Burdman

Soviet Spokesman Backed into Corner over TWA Hijacking

by Nicholas F. Benton

Joint Chiefs: Use Military vs. Drugs

by Marilyn Kay

Stop the OSI’s Assault against German-American Scientists!

by Maj.-Gen. (Ret.) J. Bruce Medaris

The Packard Commission: National Labs Sold to Highest Bidder

by Paul Gallagher

FBI Coverup of Iranian Terrorism and Gun-Running Continues

by Edward Spannaus

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda

National News