Volume 17, Number 8, February 16, 1990



Sir Sigmund Sternberg

by Laurent Murawiec

The chairman of the International Council of Christians and Jews believes dialogue can resolve the dispute over the Carmelite convent at Auschwitz.

Nils Castro

by Carlos Wesley

The secretary for international affairs of the Democratic Revolutionary Party of Panama, currently in exile in Mexico, coordinates the office which represents the Panamanian resistance to U.S. occupation. Part II discusses the invasion’s real strategic aims—which were not the “war on drugs.”


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Industrial Development on Agenda.

Report from Rome

by Giorgio Prinzi

Regional Parties Spring Up.


Bush “Defense” Policy.

Science & Technology

The Rise and Fall of the Greenhouse Sea-Level Hoax

by Ted Bryant

Australian geographer Ted Bryant explains why the greenhouse gang’s scenario for rising sea levels doesn’t hold much water in the real world.

Energy Insider

by Leonardo Servadio

What Is the Cost of Non-Nuclear?


German Currency Union Will Spark Economic Boom

by Rainer Apel and John Sigerson

Chancellor Kohl took a cue from American economist Lyndon H. LaRouche, in his proposal for the immediate economic and monetary union of East and West Germany.

Bush Backs the Pagan Goals of World Environmentalist Gestapo

by Rogelio A. Maduro

Bush Has Not Fooled the Economy: LaRouche

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

‘Ecological Marshall Plan’ Proposed To Stop Economic Boom in Europe

by Mark Burdman

Thatcherism Won’t Save Argentina’s Menem

by Cynthia R. Rush

Mexico, Banks Sign Silly Debt Deal as Economy Totters on the Brink

by Peter Rush

India’s Environmentalists Halt Dam

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

The Paraná-Paraguay Waterway

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa

Currency Rates

International Credit

by Stephen Parsons

Foreign Capital Flows into Germany


by Robert L. Baker

The “Hunger Law” of 1990.

Domestic Credit

by Stephen Parsons

The RJR Bond Downgrade.

Business Briefs


Why the West Should Not Help Gorbachov

by Gen. Paul-Albert Scherer (ret.)

The former head of West Germany’s military intelligence service, gives a realistic evaluation of the crisis in the Soviet Union. The most foolish thing the West could do, he argues, is to disarm now, at a time of maximum instability in the Soviet bloc. It is too late to “help” Gorbachov in any case, and no matter who replaces him, the danger of war will likely increase.

Bush Troop Cut Plan Would Keep Red Army in East Germany

by Michael Liebig

Bush and Gorbachov came to the understanding at Malta to deploy their military presence in both parts of Germany in order to assert their power interests against German unity.

LaRouche, Not Reagan, Put Russians to the Wall


Soviet Plenums Come and Go; Breakdown Crisis Deepens

by Konstantin George

The Central Committee ended the Communist Party’s monopoly on power, and Western media cheered. But the Soviet people know, how often in the past the Russian elite has reverted to brutal repression in response to a breakdown crisis.

U.S. Starts To Pull Plug on Ally Turkey

by Scott Thompson and Joseph Brewda

U.S. Plotted Coup against General Aoun

by Jeffrey Steinberg

U.S. Invasion of Panama Begins To Explode in Bush’s Face

by Carlos Wesley

Bush’s “tamales war” is more and more exposed as a fraud. Now even the New York Times has picked up EIR’s story on the connections of the new U.S.-installed government to drug trafficking.

Greenpeace: Millions, Power, and Methods—and Unwanted Criticism

Part IV of an EIR Investigation.

International Intelligence


Scandals Show Bush ‘Consensus’ Wearing Thin

by Kathleen Klenetsky

The sudden spread of revelations about CIA involvement in the S&L mess signals that even some factions of the Establishment may be getting ready to dump Bush over his miserably incompetent economic and strategic policies.

Why Bush’s Iran-Contra Gang Wants Michael Billington Jailed for Life

by Herbert Quinde

Bush Policy Leading to War, Says LaRouche

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Dope Bank Cops Plea; Bush Off the Hook

by Joseph Brewda

Virginia Dems Ready To Commit Suicide?

by Ronald Kokinda

In blacking out the candidacy of LaRouche associate Nancy Spannaus, they’re actually campaigning for the reelection of Republican Senator John Warner.

The Thornburgh Doctrine, Spiritual Heir of Brezhnev and Ceausescu

by Edwin Vieira, Jr.

Analyzes the new doctrine, as applied in the U.S. invasion of Panama, from the standpoint of international law.

Bennett Plan: Still No War on Drugs

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Congressional Closeup

by Kathleen Klenetsky

National News