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Cheney's 'Spoon-Benders' Pushing Nuclear Armageddon

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Sometime in late 1980, then-Col. Paul E. Vallely, the Commander of the 7th Psychological Operations Group, United States Army Reserve, Presidio of San Francisco, Ca., co-authored a discussion paper, which received wide and controversial attention within the U.S. military, particularly within the Special Operations community. The paper was titled "From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory," and it presented a Nietzschean scheme for waging perpetual psychological warfare against friend and enemy populations alike, and even against the American people.

The "MindWar" paper was provoked by an article by Lt. Col. John Alexander, which appeared in the December 1980 edition of Military Review, advocating the introduction of ESP (extra-sensory perception), "tele-pathetic behavior modification," para-psychology, psychokinesis ("mind over matter"), remote viewing, out of body experiences, and other New Age and occult practices into U.S. military intelligence. Alexander's paper was titled "The New Mental Battlefield: Beam Me Up, Spock."

But the subsequent paper co-authored by Vallely went way beyond ESP and the other paranormal techniques advocated by Alexander: "Strategic MindWar must begin the moment war is considered to be inevitable," the document stated. "It must seek out the attention of the enemy nation through every available medium, and it must strike at the nation's potential soldiers before they put on their uniforms. It is in their homes and their communities that they are most vulnerable to MindWar....

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August 23 - 29, 1944.

Dumbarton Oaks Conf. Erects Framework for United Nations

On Aug. 23, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt received the delegates to the Dumbarton Oaks Conference at the White House and, in extemporaneous remarks, he told them that their deliberations would "not be a final task, but at least it gives us something to build on, so that we can accomplish the one thing that humanity has been looking forward to for a great many hundreds of years," i.e., peace and security for all the nations of the world. The meetings were held at a Harvard-owned estate, called Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C.

These planning sessions for the future United Nations Organization were conducted in two phases. From Aug. 21 to Sept. 28, the participants were the United States, the United Kingdom and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In the second phase, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7, Russia's place was taken by the Republic of China. The conference had to be divided because Russia and China had different positions in the war against Japan: China was a belligerent and Russia was neutral. The proposals resulting from the two phases were submitted to all four governments as a document entitled "Proposals for the Establishment of a General International Organization."

Franklin Roosevelt had worked long and hard to move negotiations to this point. In 1943, the President had tasked Secretary of State Cordell Hull with the responsibility of forming a group within the State Department which would plan for a postwar international organization dealing with problems of peace and security.

In January of 1944, Roosevelt studied a State Department paper which summarized the results of the group's work, and then, in February, the President authorized Hull to move ahead with planning for the organization's structure. These plans, with a few changes, would become the Roosevelt Administration's proposals to the Dumbarton Oaks Conference. The other three major Allied Powers also developed ideas for the organization and sent them to each other for comments before the actual conference began.

Roosevelt wanted Congress to be in on the planning process, and he wanted it to be non-partisan. He also did everything he could to see that the planners did not get bogged down in minor details which could derail the process. Secretary Hull established a foreign policy liaison to the Senate, where he met often with a special Senate committee on postwar plans which became known as the Committee of Eight. The membership included the generally isolationist Arthur Vandenberg, as well as Robert LaFollette and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tom Connally. Secretary Hull showed the State Department's draft plans to the Congressmen in confidence, and they were pleased that it reserved a veto for the U.S. and the other major powers, and that it did not propose an international police force.

Roosevelt had been worried about the isolationist bloc within the Congress, but in September of 1943 the Republicans issued the Mackinac Declaration, drafted by Senators Vandenberg and Taft. Although that document insisted that the United States must not give up its sovereignty to any new world organization, it also stated that it was possible to be loyal to the United States and still believe in postwar international cooperation to end military aggression. Senator Vandenberg himself, after reading the proposal for the UNO, said: "This is anything but a wild-eyed internationalist dream of a world state. On the contrary, it is a framework to which I can and do heartily subscribe."

Also in October of 1943, Roosevelt sent Secretary Hull to Moscow to meet with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Foreign Secretary Molotov of the Soviet Union. The Moscow Conference resulted in the three governments pledging to cooperate in the period following the end of hostilities. In addition, China also signed a declaration in which the four nations recognized the "necessity of establishing at the earliest practicable date a general international organization based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all peace-loving states, and open to membership by all such states, large and small, for the maintenance of international peace and security."

In November of 1943, President Roosevelt signed an agreement establishing the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. At this point, "United Nations" referred to the Allied Powers, which were fighting the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. In his remarks at the signing, Roosevelt said: "As in most of the difficult and complex things of life, nations will learn to work together only by actually working together." Roosevelt was hopeful that the large-scale cooperative efforts during the war, such as Lend Lease, the combined Chiefs of Staff, and technical and scientific cooperation would provide experience for handling the inevitable postwar strains between the allies.

By the spring of 1944, Roosevelt began to take concrete proposals to the American people. In mid-March, he gave an interview to a writer and later approved two articles, one with his account of the Tehran Conference and the other containing his thoughts on the postwar world order. They appeared in the isolationist Saturday Evening Post in May. Then, on May 26, Roosevelt announced that a conference to deal with postwar international economic problems would be held at Bretton Woods, N.H. during the summer.

On Memorial Day, Secretary Hull announced that the United States was inviting Great Britain, Soviet Russia, and China to discuss postwar security problems and that they would meet at the end of the summer. On June 15, the White House made public the essentials of the State Department's draft charter for the United Nations Organization, including details such as a Council, Assembly, and a World Court.

The Presidential Statement issued that day said: "We are not thinking of a superstate with its own police forces and other paraphernalia of coercive power. We are seeking effective agreement and arrangements through which the Nations would maintain, according to their capacities, adequate forces to meet the needs of preventing war and of making impossible deliberate preparations for war, and to have such forces available for joint action when necessary."

On Aug. 29, while the delegates were deliberating, Roosevelt held a press conference where the topic of the United Nations was brought up by the reporters. One commented that a document just released by the three chief delegates to the Dumbarton Oaks Conference, which contained a general outline for a world security organization, very much resembled Roosevelt's draft released on June 15. Roosevelt answered that although he had been talking about such an organization "on and off the stump since 1919," no one person could be given credit for the idea.

"It's like back in 1933," said the President, "when I sent a message to Congress about the Civilian Conservation Corps camps, and they authorized them. And we started the CCC camps. Well, it was something I had been thinking about a great deal, and I had, as a result—after they got going, after everybody liked them—I didn't claim authorship of them, but I did send a message to Congress—I had, I suppose, seven or eight letters from people who said, 'I wrote you in nineteen hundred and twenty-nine that we ought to have some kind of camps,' or 'I wrote you in 1930 and outlined the whole plan. Will you please give me credit for the idea.'

"Well, I suppose there were 500 people that have brought the idea of CCC camps to my mind. I merely happened to be in a position where I could properly recommend it to Congress.

"Now, on this plan that they are talking about at Dumbarton Oaks, nobody is the author of it. It's a general idea, and they are putting it down on paper in such form that all the Nations of the world can talk it over before they all express their views in a meeting. Nothing is hard and fast. This is the very first step."

The result of the Dumbarton Oaks Conference was an outline of the principles, purposes, membership and general organization of a new international body, which was to be called the United Nations. The UN was to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, and to take steps to solve economic, social, and other humanitarian problems. Most of the organizational pattern for the organization was eventually incorporated into the UN Charter, including the provisions for a general assembly, security council, international court of justice, secretariat, and an economic and social council.

No agreement was reached on the problem of voting procedure in the Security Council, and this was not solved until the Yalta Conference (Feb. 4-11, 1945). The final proposals made at Dumbarton Oaks were made the basis for discussion at an international conference of all the United Nations at San Francisco, which began on April 25, 1945, not quite two weeks after President Roosevelt's death on April 12.

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Cheney's 'Spoon-Benders' Pushing Nuclear Armageddon
by Jeffrey Steinberg

Sometime in late 1980, then-Col. Paul E. Vallely, the Commander of the 7th Psychological Operations Group, United States Army Reserve, Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., coauthored a discussion paper, which received wide and controversial attention within the U.S. military, particularly within the Special Operations community. The paper was titled 'From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory,' and it presented a Nietzschean scheme for waging perpetual psychological warfare against friend and enemy populations alike, and even against the American people.

Abu Ghraib, Satanists, And Spoon-Benders
by Edward Spannaus

In a legal battle currently raging in Federal court inNewYork, the Pentagon is desperately trying to block the release of more photos and videotapes of prisoner abuse and torture at Abu Ghraib. At issue, in the lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Physicians for Human Rights, Veterans for Common Sense, and others, are 87 photographs and four videotapes, which are reported to contain images of rape, sodomy, and other conduct far more horrendous even than that which has been disclosed so far.

Interview: Gen. Paul Vallely (ret.)
'We've Got To Bring the Hammer Down on Iran'

Retired Army general Vallely is currently the head of the Military Committee of Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy and a member of the Iran Policy Committee, a gaggle of neo-conservatives formed to promote war and rebellion in Iran. He was interviewed by telephone on Aug. 15 by Bill Jones. In an earlier conversation, Vallely had told Jones that he knew that Osama bin Laden was in Iran, and that Ken Timmerman (author of Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran), had learned from Iranian dissidents in Europe that Iran already had nuclear weapons. 'All roads lead to Tehran,' Vallely said.

LaRouche on Lebanese TV Cheney Wants War Against Iran Now
Lyndon LaRouche gave a live interview to the Lebanese television stationNewTV SAT's talk show program 'Bila Rakib,' hosted by Maria Maalouf, on Aug. 17, 2005. NewTV Sat's website describes 'Bila Rakib' as 'an inclusive live talk show that discusses international political as well as panArab issues' and 'debates the most important political, social, and educational subjects that concern Lebanese and Arab viewers.'

Satanic Subversion Of the U.S. Military
by Jeffrey Steinberg

Reprinted from EIR, July 2, 1999.
On Feb. 5, 1999, in U.S. District Court in Lincoln, Nebraska, an extraordinary hearing occurred in Paul A. Bonacci v. Lawrence E. King, a civil action in which the plaintiff charged that he had been ritualistically abused by the defendant, as part of a nationwide pedophile ring linked to powerful political figures in Washington and to elements of the U.S. military and intelligence establishment. Three weeks later, on Feb. 27, Judge Warren K. Urbom ordered King, who is currently in Federal prison, to pay $1 million in damages to Bonacci, in what Bonacci's attorney John DeCamp said was a clear signal that 'the evidence presented was credible.'


LaRouche Drive Spreads Against Cheney's Iran War
by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

If Vice President Dick Cheney's planned war against Iran is stopped, it will be as a result of the worldwide mobilization launched by U.S. Democratic leader Lyndon LaRouche. His July 27 release, on the 'Cheney's 'Guns of August' Threaten the World,' was the opening salvo in a series of interventions by LaRouche, his wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who is a candidate for Chancellor of the Civil Rights Solidarity (BüSo) Party in the upcoming German elections, and his movement and supporters throughout the world. By now, the release has been translated into most major languages, and has become one of the most widely discussed documents among leading circles around the world today.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche Statement
No New War Against Iran! Withdraw From Afghanistan!

On Aug. 12, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the Chancellor candidate of Germany's Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BüSo) party issued this statement, which is also being circulated as a mass leaflet. The full title is 'A New War Against Iran? Immediate Orderly Withdrawal of the German Army From Afghanistan!'

Cheney's Paraguay Caper Is Intended To Produce 'A Splendid Little War'
by Dennis Small

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Paraguay on Aug. 16, with the principal mission of putting the final touches on Vice President Dick Cheney's scheme of establishing a U.S. military base in that country, in the heart of South America. The proper response to that development, advised U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche, is to issue the following urgent security advisory across South America: Redouble the guards at the cemeteries and the morgues, and put a special watch on all university anatomy classes. Those psychopathic policy twins, Cheney and Rumsfeld, the 'Burke and Hare' of Washington, D.C., are on the loose in South America.

Iraq Is About to Get A Political Deal
by Hussein Askary

'For the lack of horses, they put saddles on dogs.'
—Iraqi saying

Although scouts can be helpful sometimes, you do not entrust them with such an important mission as running a major hospital, where there are a great number of seriously ill people and complicated operations to carry out. Likewise, with the mission of drafting a new constitution for Iraq: A gaggle of former guerrilla leaders, theology juniors, and 'five-star-hotel' exiles from London were told to draft the constitution. Ontop of that, they had a miserable U.S. Ambassador blowing hot air down their necks, day in and day out. This Ambassador's latest great achievement is helping create one of the most spectacularly failed states in this century: the Afghanistan which this year became the source of 90% of the world's opium.

Japan in Chaos Over Privatization Effort
by Kathy Wolfe

Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Aug. 8 called elections for Sept. 11, after the Diet (parliament) rejected his 'postal privatization,' a set of bills similar to George Bush's Social Security deregulation. Koizumi's plan, written by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and referred to by critics as 'surgery without anesthesia,' would privatize $4 trillion in postal savings. This would put a chunk of Japan's $14 trillion in savings within reach of Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, who want it to bail out their global debt.

Two Koreas: 'Silk Road And Sunshine,' Not War
by Kathy Wolfe

The Six-Power Talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis, which recessed in Beijing Aug. 8 to resume Aug. 29, were 'inconclusive,' because the American side continued Dick Cheney's deliberate 'deal-breaker' demands, a South Korean diplomat told EIR. U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill, he said, is 'charming,' but so far, he has only repeated Cheney's demands that North Korea unilaterally disarm before receiving any security guarantee; give up all nuclear programs, including electric power plants; and 'surrender up' a uranium enrichment program which Pyongyang says does not exist.

Jewish Fundamentalism's 'Errant Weeds' Threaten Israel and Palestine
by Michele Steinberg and Neil Martin

...Kahane's movement has been banned in Israel for years because of its terrorist belief structure and actions. The U.S. affiliates, Jewish Defense League, Kach, and Kahane Chai, have been on a State Department terrorist list for more than a decade, and are banned from raising funds. But its members travel with ease between the United States and Israel, are able to maintain armed camps in Israel, and even run entire settlements on the West Bank. They are 'above the law,' and enjoy flows of money from the United States.

Netanyahu As Israel's Generalissimo Franco
by Dean Andromidas

Finance Minister Benjamin 'Bibi' Netanyahu's Aug. 7 resignation from the Cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, indicates that his intention is to topple Sharon's government, which, according to Israeli sources, he would carry out by leading a fascist movement in the tradition of the Falange of Spanish dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco and the Fascist Benito Mussolini.


Was There a Foreign Hand In the Moro Assassination?
An Interview With Giovanni Galloni

Hon. Giovanni Galloni participated in the Resistance movement against Nazism and Fascism during World War II, and became a leader of the majority party of the Italian postwar period, the Christian Democracy (DC). He was a very close collaborator of former Italian Prime Minister andDC leader, Aldo Moro, who was kidnapped on March 16, 1978 and eventually assassinated. Galloni is a jurist and university professor, specializing in juridical aspects of agriculture-related issues. He was a Member of Parliament; Minister of Education in the centerleft governments of 1987-89; and editor of the DC's daily newspaper, Il Popolo, in 1984-85. In 1991, he was appointed president of the state institution that supervises the entire Italian legal and magistracy system. EIR published an interview with him on Dec 12, 2003, titled ' 'The Theory of Preventive Wars Has Always Been Groundless.' ' Paoli Raimondi conducted this interview, which has been translated from Italian.

The Bologna Bombing 'Strategy of Tension' 25 Years Ago, and Now
by Claudio Celani

Twenty-five years ago, on Aug. 2, 1980, a bomb went off in the Bologna central train station, provoking the largest massacre of innocent civilians in the history of Italian postwar terrorism. Along with terror incidents in Piazza Fontana (1969), Brescia, and the Italicus train (1974), Bologna has become the symbol of the so-called 'Strategy of Tension'— the use of blind terrorism to create conditions for a reactionary shift in the government.


'Neurotic' Scheme for 'Lighter' Euro Targets Italy
by Claudio Celani
While the agony of the European Monetary Union is becoming more and more visible, some factions in the European elite are playing with the idea of trying to prolong the life of the doomed euro by making it 'lighter.' That is, they would reduce the monetary union to a core group composed of Germany, France, Luxembourg, and a few smaller countries, excluding other major EMU members, notably Italy. Such a 'core-euro' would keep Germany on a leash, which was the real purpose of the euro in the first place.

Got Drought? Tend Man's Garden
by Franklin Bell

Is the multi-year drought across the American West and northern Mexico, spreading east? More than the primary U.S. water transport systems and the Corn Belt are under attack. What's the solution?

White House Hand Is Behind Labor's Troubles
by Anita Gallagher

The AFL-CIO's recent divisions, attributed to differences among member unions in organizing strategy, should instead be laid at the feet of those who run the George W. Bush Administration, who pre-planned an unparalleled assault on the labor constituency of the Democratic Party after November 2000. They 'hit the ground running' to implement it within Bush's first 50 days.

Cheney's Energy Act
Will Warren Buffett Be The New Samuel Insull?
by Paul Gallagher

When George W. Bush signed the new energy bill in an Albuquerque ceremony on Aug. 8, Omaha-based mega-billionaire Warren Buffett could take the most direct credit for the legislation's worst mistake: repeal of the 1935 Public Utilities Holding Company Act (PUHCA). Buffett, advisor and political controller of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a mover of the disastrous California 'electricity deregulation' fiasco of 2000-01, had repeatedly told Congressional committees since then, that he had $10 billion he would invest in electric utility infrastructure as soon as Congress repealed PUHCA. The so-called super-investor and 'sage of Omaha' personally lobbied all the western states' governors on that idea, and his flunky George Sokol, CEO of the MidAmerican Energy Holdings subsidiary of Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Corp., lobbied former Congressman Billy Tauzin of Louisiana to first put PUHCA repeal in the House version of what's now the new energy act.


Abramoff Indictment Makes Bush Regime a Fat Target
by Anton Chaitkin
Following a Federal indictment by the Florida U.S. Attorney on Aug. 11, the FBI arrested and jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the financial godfather for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.). Now released on bail, Abramoff will face trial for fraud and conspiracy in the takeover and looting of the Florida-based SunCruz gambling casino cruise-ship line. SunCruz's former owner Gus Boulis was murdered in a mobstyle killing on Feb. 6, 2001.

Is Rumsfeld Plan To Close Bases Crumbling?
by Carl Osgood

As the date for the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission's (BRAC) final deliberations comes closer, almost every day sees the emergence of more evidence suggesting that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's base closing plan is in trouble. One such signal appeared in the Aug. 14 edition of the New York Times, which reported that eight of the nine members of the BRAC Commission were questioning the Pentagon's savings estimate of $50 billion over 20 years. Most of the commission members interviewed by the Times said they agreed with a Government Accountability Office report which concluded that nearly half of the Pentagon's projected cost savings came from cuts in military jobs that would not actually be cut, but rather, relocated to other installations.

Keep Air Force Institute in Ohio!
by Judy DeMarco

'The evidence clearly illustrates that keeping AFIT open and operational at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the best alternative for the Air Force, the Department of Defense, and certainly the taxpayer.'
—Ohio Sen. Mike Dewine
'Moving AFIT out of the Dayton community would destroy the unique opportunities AFIT students now have to learn from and work with leaders in the Air Force, scientific, and procurement communities, with no conceivable offsetting gain in educational value.'
—Former Air Force Secretary F. Whitten Peters.


LaRouche: `The Immortality of Martin Luther King'

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