Volume 17, Number 37, September 28, 1990



Mohamed al-Mashat

Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States says that an Anglo-American effort to crush Iraq was already being prepared after the Iran-Iraq War failed to destroy the country.

Book Reviews

Will Britain’s ‘Great Game’ Bring New World War?

by Mark Burdman

The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia, by Peter Hopkirk.

Read Nehru to Fathom the British Empire

by Marianna Wertz

Glimpses of World History; An Autobiography; and The Discovery of India; by Jawaharlal Nehru.

Rembrandt Celebrated Man’s Dominion over Water

by Nora Hamerman

Rembrandt’s Landscapes, by Cynthia P. Schneider.


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Technology Noose Tightens.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Mexico, the “Perfect Dictatorship.”

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

A Lesson in Hypocrisy.

Northern Flank

by Lotta-Stina Thronell

Stopping the Satanic Youth Culture.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Resurgent Rajiv.


Lest We Forget.


Uncle Sam Is Insolvent: The $5 Trillion Theft

by William Engdahl

In September-October 1989, the U.S. underwent a sharp contraction in bank lending as dramatic as the loosening of risk criteria which typified the “roaring ’80s.” But, unlike 1930-32, today the solvency of the U.S. government itself is in question.

Beyond German Reunification: Europe Looks to Cooperation with Third World, Soviet Union

by Volcker Hassmann

New Oil Price Shock Will Finish Off the U.S. Economy

by Marsha Freeman and Anthony K. Wikrent

U.S. Cities Face Bankers’ Dictatorship

by Stephen Parsons

India Rejects Use of Food as a Weapon

by Mary Burdman

Gdansk Workers Confront Mazowiecki, Attack Balcerowicz Plan

by Jacques Cheminade

Brazil’s Monetarist ‘Bullets’ Won’t Stop Inflation

by Lorenzo Carrasco

U.S. Says ‘Mexico Belongs to Us’

by Peter Rush

Currency Rates

Poverty and Neo-Capitalism in the 1990s

by Prof. Dario Composta

The second half of an exposé by Prof. Dario Composta of the Urbaniana University in Rome, Italy.


by John Hoefle

“Take or be taken.”

Business Briefs


Creating a Network of Rivers and Lakes in the Desert

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

All talk of “limited water resources” is bunk. If we decide to, we can turn deserts green by producing unlimited supplies of water, even with present technologies. Jonathan Tennenbaum of the European Fusion Energy Forum shows how nature can be humanized in the Middle East and Africa, just as it has been over the centuries in Europe.

Greening the Desert: The Mideast’s Potential for Water Development

by Marcia Merry

An economic geography of the region.

Water Projects for the Mideast, Africa

by Marcia Merry

A rundown of the leading projects, some proposed, others actually begun and then sabotaged by ecology fanatics.


Will France and Germany Play Deputy Sheriff in the Gulf?

by Michael Liebig

The nations of continental Europe have so far allowed themselves to be coerced into helping the Anglo-American drive toward war, but the point of no return is fast approaching. Will Europe have the courage to say “no” to Bush and Thatcher?

Anglo-American Mideast Occupation Was ‘Preplanned’

by Fernando Quijano and Joseph Brewda

Interview with Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States.

Iraq’s Proposed Comprehensive Mideast Settlement

Plan To Occupy Saudi Arabia Is an Old One

U.S. Cozies Up to Narco-Terrorist

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A profile of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.

Pope in Africa Seeks Dialogue, Development

by Maria Cristina Fiocchi

Is a ‘Third Force’ Pushing a Bloodbath in South Africa?

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Gaviria Joins Bush’s ‘Three Stooges’

by Valerie Rush

International Intelligence


U.S. Uses Gulf Crisis To Wage War on Germany, Japan

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Those industrialized countries which have dared to place production and growth above “free market” usury, are being targeted as enemies by the decaying Anglo-American empire.

Congressman Seeks Full U.S. Force Withdrawal

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Documentation: Text of the resolution introduced by Rep. Henry Gonzalez (D-Tex.).

Attack on ADL Sparked by Gulf Policy Fight

Columnist Patrick Buchanan, smeared as an “anti-Semite” by the same Anglophile, drug-pushing Anti-Defamation League which targeted Lyndon LaRouche, is fighting back.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News