Volume 23, Number 9, February 23, 1996



Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

OSI Slander Machine Strikes Again.

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky and Mel Klenetsky

Forbes Falls Flat in Iowa Caucuses.


The Hamlet Principle.


Europe’s Bankers Demand Maastricht—‘Or Else’

by William Engdahl

At Davos, the European “globaloney” faction committed themselves to creating a unified currency and a supranational central bank, even if this means a political explosion.

‘Brutally Effective’ IMF Method Triggers Strikes in Russia, Ukraine

by Konstantin George

Russia was able to buy off the coal miners for the short term, but Ukraine, which could not, faces energy catastrophe.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs


Space: The Ultimate Money Frontier

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“Although space exploration lies as much outside the domain of military expenditure as within, the mid-1950s ‘moth-balling’ of a Huntsville capability for putting a satellite into orbit, typifies the ugly reality of our Hobbesian age.”

Space Program Paid for Itself Many Times Over

by Marsha Freeman

‘Budget-Balancing’ Destroyed U.S. Defense Capabilities

by Marsha Freeman

The downturn of U.S. defense was not in response to a change in military mission. It came from the budget-cutting mania spread by the Mont Pelerin Society.


London Strikes Back at Clinton’s Irish Peace Moves

by Mark Burdman

Ask who benefits; and then look for British intelligence’s well-trained provocateurs in actions like the bombing in the Isle of Dogs area of London.

Ulster Unionist: Don’t Split Us from Albion

by William Jones

Colombia’s Samper On the Edge as Prosecutor Readies Charges

by Javier Almario

Londoño Delivers Message in Washington

Who Backs Samper’s ‘Certification’

An EIR policy memorandum.

Documentation: Excerpts from the statements of various pro- certification spokesmen, including former Ambassador to Colombia Charles A. Gillespie Jr. and Inter-American Dialogue President Peter Hakim.

Subject: Reckless Disregard for Truth

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

U.S. Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche sent this letter to Australian Member of Parliament Clyde Holding.

Israel’s Peres Reports Progress in Peace Talks

by William Engdahl

Mexico’s President Zedillo Burns His Bridges While in Britain

by Carlos Cota Meza and Gretchen Small

International Intelligence


Senator Kennedy Takes the Point

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A broad effort is under way among sections of the Democratic Party, to launch a fight for a return to the kinds of policies once associated with Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.

Senator Kennedy: ‘A Rising Tide Must Lift More Boats’

by Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Text of a Feb. 8 speech to the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C.

LaRouche Campaigns in New Hampshire for U.S. National Economic Security

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Text of a speech in Manchester on Feb. 6. by the candidate for the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination.

Rees-Mogg Prepares for Clinton Second Term

by Scott Thompson

Plácido Domingo Supports Verdi Tuning

At his first press conference as the new artistic director of the Washington Opera, the famous tenor reiterated his support for the historic Schiller Institute initiative.

House GOP Treats ‘Russian Organized Crime’ as the New Enemy Image

by Edward Spannaus

National News


The headline on the article on p. 61 of our last issue was misleading. Rather than, “Gore-Chernomyrdin Agreements Show Risky U.S. Policy vis-à-vis Russia,” the article actually reported that the Gore-Chernomyrdin agreements for technological partnership, in themselves positive, are at risk because they coexist with the destructive overall U.S. policy of pushing Russia into compliance with IMF “reforms.”