Volume 31, Number 20, May 21, 2004


Behind the Torture Are the ‘Beast-Men’ Cheney and Rumsfeld  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Democratic Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche emphasized that the actions by the accused prison guards and interrogators in Baghdad were not simply of their own doing, but were the consequence of a geometry of policy that permeated, top-down, every major action by the Bush-Cheney Administration, particularly the entirety of the Iraq war policy.

The Damning Red Cross Report of February 2004  

Excerpts from the “Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the Treatment by the Coalition Forces of Prisoners of War and Other Persons Protected by the Geneva Conventions in Iraq, During Arrest, Internment and Interrogation.”

Provisions of the Geneva Convention

Return of the Beasts

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Excerpts from LaRouche in 2004’s pamphlet, Children of Satan II, The Beast-Men, which was issued in January 2004.

Joseph de Maistre on The Executioner

‘The Neo-Cons Have Had Their Day; Now It’s Time for a Clean Sweep’  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

An interview with Gen. Joseph P. Hoar.


LaRouche on Hustings: Bush Too Dumb To Dump Cheney Now?

by Harley Schlanger

LaRouche on tour in Arkansas, the state where he won more than 52,000 votes in the 2000 Presidential primary—more than enough to qualify for at least eight delegates to the Democratic National Convention, although these were stolen by the Gore campaign and its allies in the Democratic National Committee.

‘The Mark of the Beast’  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche to Kentucky Labor: We Need ‘Leadership That Is Looking for Trouble’  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche speaks to the Louisville, Kentucky Building Trades Council.

Don’t Let the 2004 Election Be Stolen: EIR Submits Testimony Against HAVA  

by Edward Spannaus

Testimony to the House Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, on “The Science of Voting Machine Technology: Accuracy, Reliability, and Security.”

The Politics of Truth, by Joseph Wilson: a Book Review  

by Lawrence K. Freeman

Who Are We?, by Samuel Huntington: a Book Review  

by Anton Chaitkin

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

International News

Central Bankers Preparing for Bank Failures

by John Hoefle

Great efforts are made to keep the public in the dark about the volatile nature of modern finance, and the frequency with which banks and banking systems blow up. Thus when both the Federal Reserve and the Bank for International Settlements begin speaking publicly on the subject, one had better pay close attention—as one does to a viper.

No Recovery For Mexico, But ‘Argentinization’

by Ronald Moncayo

‘Troublemaker’ Kirchner Defies the Vultures

by Cynthia R. Rush

China-India: Trade To Boom Via Tibet, Sikkim

by Ramtanu Maitra

Korea’s Citizens To Master Eurasian New Deal

by Kathy Wolfe

Kathy Wolfe reports on her organizing tour of South Korea in April.

U.S. Troops Enter Pakistani Territory

by Ramtanu Maitra

German War Party Crumbles After Exposé

by Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence


Watering Central Asia

by Mary Burdman

In this most arid region on Earth, the idea of taking water from the great, north-flowing rivers of Siberia, south and west, to water the steppes and deserts of Central Asia—an idea at least 100 years old, which was almost brought to life in the early 1980s—is being put back on the international agenda.

What Transforms the Biosphere?

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Desalination’s Huge Potential

by Mary Burdman

‘Cooperation Should Be More Pro-Active’

An interview with Prof. Abdukhalil Rassakov.


Gen. Joseph P. Hoar  

General Hoar (USMC-ret.), a four-star general, was Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command (1991-94), commanding the U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf after the 1991 war.

Prof. Abdukhalil Razzakov

Professor Razzakov teaches at Tashkent State Economic University in Uzbekistan.

Book Reviews

The Right Man, in the Right Fight  

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife’s CIA Identity, by Joseph Wilson.

What Do You Mean, ‘We’?  

Who Are We?—The Challenges to America’s National Identity, by Samuel P. Huntington.


Reckless Disregard for Truth