Volume 17, Number 48, December 14, 1990



Brigadier Hugo de Oliveira Piva

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

The former director of the Brazilian Aerospace Technology center tells why he led a Brazilian team to help Iraq develop air-to-air missile technology.

Book Reviews

Inside the Perfidious Col. Oleg Gordievsky

by Jeffrey Steinberg

KGB: The Inside Story, by Oleg Gordievsky and Christopher Andrew.

When ‘Family’ Comes before Country

by Pamela Lowry

The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family, by Paul C. Nagel.

The Dream of Decent Black Education

by Denise Henderson

Initiative, Paternalism, and Race Relations: Charleston’s Avery Normal Institute, by Edmund L. Drago.

Books Received

War-Winning Doctrine Is Best Defense

by Dean Andromidas

The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece, by Victor Davis Hanson.


Report from Rome

by Antonio Gaspari

Do Oil Multis Run Italian Politics?

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

A Vote against Neo-Liberalism.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Salinas-Bush Pact: Oil for Fraud.

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

Bush Orders Another Invasion.

Books Received


George Bush’s “New World Order.”


Depression Now a ‘Downturn,’ as Bush Scapegoats Iraq

by Christopher White

Gone is the talk of the umpteenth month of economic recovery; now Americans are supposed to believe that Saddam Hussein has caused the past 25 years of collapse of the physical economy.

Why I Helped Iraq Develop Advanced Technologies

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

Interview with Brazilian Brigadier Hugo de Oliveira Piva.

Argentina, Brazil Bury Nuclear Hopes

by Dennis Small

Soviets Made Fatal Blunders in Energy and Agriculture

by William Engdahl

U.S. States Reveal Huge Budget Deficits

by H. Graham Lowry

Giant Turkish Dam Projects Offer Water for the Desert, Aid to Peace

by Marcia Merry

Currency Rates


by John Hoefle

More Deregulation Is Coming.

Domestic Credit

by Anthony K. Wikrent

A New Threat to Airport Financing.


by Giuliana Sammartino

At Last, a Navigable Po.

Business Briefs


The Terrible Cost of George Bush’s Persian Gulf War

by Webster G. Tarpley

Whether Bush orders the troops to attack, or Israel attacks in response to a staged atrocity, the Anglo-American Establishment’s policy direction is impelling the world toward World War III and nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union. This dossier, based on extensive interviews with military experts, presents what the Gulf war may actually look like, and points out where it will go out of control.

LaRouche: Why We Must Support Iraq

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Coalition against Gulf War Forms in France

Propaganda Hitmen Target Gullible To Fork Out Funds for Gulf War

by Herbert Quinde


German Elections: A Vote for Economic Progress

by Rainer Apel and Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The first national vote in the reunified country, on Dec. 3, came as a black day for the ecologists and the socialists alike.

Army and KGB Dictate Soviet Reorganization

by Konstantin George

The Days of Major’s Kingdom Are Numbered

by Mark Burdman

Britain’s new prime minister isn’t even moving his family into 10 Downing Street.

LaRouche: Thatcher Caused More Deaths than Adolf Hitler

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Bush Tour of South America Builds Hemispheric War Machine

by Dennis Small

Carlos Menem Provokes Military Uprising in Argentina

by Cynthia R. Rush

Africa’s Refugees: A Moral Test for the Industrialized World

by Michael Gelber

They’re at the top of the malthusians’ list for mass extermination.

Burundi Acts To Overcome Tribalism

by Michael Gelber

Pakistan Reevaluates Its U.S. Ties after Pressler Amendment Aid Cutoff

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence


Bush Pushes War, Prepares To Override Constitution

by Joseph Brewda

In effect, Defense Secretary Cheney and Secretary of State Baker told Congress, “Gentlemen, if it’s war we want, then you will just have to rubberstamp it.”

Gulf Military Stance Doubted in Hearings

Dire warnings from economist John Kenneth Galbraith and former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Akins.

The ADL Hawks War in the Gulf

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Anti-Defamation League is setting the stage for Israel launching war as a “breakaway ally” of the United States.

North Gets Subpoena in Roanoke Trial

by Nora Hamerman

National News