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Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Volume 5, Issue Number 23

This Week You Need To Know:

The Empire Versus the Nations
Synarchism, Sport, and Iran
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

May 25, 2006
- Foreword -
As I and others have warned, in reports reflected in preceding days' editions of the U.S. Daily Briefing, the extensive preparations on behalf of the security of the events of the World Cup Soccer matches do not provide adequately for the possibility of the most serious of the security threats. I refer to a global strategic threat which must be actively considered as more than merely speculative for that period of time. This concern is not mine alone, nor only that among some of my associates. I am "blowing the whistle," in the hope that this exposure of the matter might prompt the quality of additional measures which were more likely to prevent that event's occurrence.

Behind this threat is the frequent inclination, in modern history, of certain types of political coups in which the plotters exploit the wide popular sentiment attached to certain types of highly competitive, popular sports events, placing such events among the category of choice targets for destabilizing large sections of national and international populations. The tendency for panic from among masses of victims of strong, childish qualities of irrational passions, as among massed adolescent and adult populations, make mass sports events, or the like, opportunities for inducing sudden and rapid changes in popular opinion and institutions. Sports events are used as targets for kindred mass-effects such as Hermann Göring's orchestration of the February 1933 burning of the Reichstag and the September 11, 2001 strike against New York City's World Trade Center.


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This Week in
American History

Early-June 1933
FDR's 'Hundred Days'

In mid-June 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt completed the first session of Congress under his Presidency, having accomplished the so-called "100 Days" legislative program that pulled the nation back from the edge of the abyss. The measures that were taken in that period of national emergency embody many of the reversals in policy and axiomatic thinking which FDR had to accomplish in order to save the nation—reversals that are equally, if not more urgent today. Hence, a review of these measures may provide precisely the kind of economic review which is necessary to awaken, and educate, our citizens for dealing with the economic emergency ahead.

What was re-established in the first 100 days were the fundamental principles enunciated in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution: national sovereignty, the commitment to the general welfare, and a commitment to our posterity.

Re-Establishing National Sovereignty

When FDR took office in March 1933, he inherited a financial and political system which had been dominated, since the time of his (distant) cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1908), by British economics. The axioms were those of British free enterprise, and the enforcer of the free-market system, which had sacrificed the lives of millions of Americans by putting banking interests first, was a financial system, which was dominated by the Morgan-Mellon-du Pont interests.

The primus inter pares among the bankers was J.P. Morgan, a leading financial ally of the British banking system. The Morgan interests' control of credit gave them a vise-grip over the physical economy, and they were determined to use it to prevent implementation of policies they didn't like, and to otherwise loot the economy and the population. Farms had been shut down en masse, while speculative schemes had flourished. Political favorites had received credit, whereas many productive enterprises were given none.

More importantly, these banking consortia worked in such a way as to deprive the United States of its sovereignty, through the enforcement of the British gold system. The creation of credit was limited by the amount of gold held by the banks. Therefore, if the major banking interests decided to sell off their gold to buyers overseas, this resulted in a contraction of credit in the U.S. If the gold supply were controlled from overseas, as it effectively was, through the close-knit British-American banking establishment, then, the U.S. actually lacked sovereign control over its own currency and credit.

President Franklin Roosevelt moved immediately to remedy this situation when he took office. At the same time that he declared the famous bank holiday, he suspended all transactions in gold, and gave authority over any such matters to the Secretary of the Treasury. This is the basis on which the Federal government got the authority to regulate the price of gold, rather than let that money-linked commodity be controlled by private interests.

On April 5, FDR went further, issuing an Executive Order against hoarding of gold. Historian Arthur Schlesinger correctly described the significance of these moves as follows:

"It meant that American monetary policy was no longer to be the quasi-automatic function of an international gold standard; that it was to become instead the instrument of conscious national purpose."

After removing gold as a weapon that could be used by institutions hostile to the purposes of the Federal government, either foreign or domestic, FDR had still to create the basis for a national credit system that would serve the interests of the nation. This was accomplished through his various pieces of banking legislation, and the banking regulation measures which aimed at preventing the banks from being used to loot the general population, and productive enterprises.

The first point that had to be recognized was clear: The banking system was bankrupt. By calling the bank holiday on March 5, Roosevelt dramatized this reality by ordering them all closed.

But then, he had to put the system back together again, which he did through the provisions of the Emergency Banking Act. This Act, which was rushed through Congress in time to reopen the banks (most of them) on March 13, had various provisions for sorting the banks into three classifications: those that were sound, those that would function with a capital infusion, and those which a conservator would liquidate. It also permitted utilizing Federal government instruments, like the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the Federal Reserve System, to ensure liquidity be provided for those banks which were basically sound, but needed it.

When March 13 arrived, the day after an estimated 60 million Americans had heard President Roosevelt address them on how they had "nothing to fear but fear itself," a large majority of the nearly 19,000 nationally chartered banks opened their doors, providing the basis for issuing payrolls, and maintaining government and other necessary social functions. Sufficient confidence had been restored, such that the very citizens who had been carrying out runs on the banks, now put more money into the banking system in this period, than they took out.

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Countdown to the Texas State Convention: On the Hustings with Kesha Rogers

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HOUSTON, June 1 (EIRNS)—The night I heard that Kesha Rogers, a fellow member of the LaRouche Youth Movement, was going to run for chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, Lyndon LaRouche was on his way to Mexico. During his historic visit there, in March of this year, he remarked that he is passing the torch on to us, the young adult generation of the world today. The first LYM member to run for a statewide office, Kesha is proving hers are capable hands to take up that torch.

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Strategic Studies:

The Key to Economics Is Human Scientific Discovery
by Lyndon LaRouche

Lyndon LaRouche addressed more than 100 former students of Prof. Wilhelm Hankel, at Frankfurt University on May 29. Professor Hankel, who was the former chief consultant of Germany's Kreditanstalt fu¨r Wiederaufbau (Reconstruction Finance Agency), introduced LaRouche as 'An American Legend.' LaRouche engaged in a two-hour presentation and seminar with Hankel's students, who are now retired from their professional careers, and many of whom are quite familiar with LaRouche's economics and political writings, through Hankel's lectures. Here is an edited transcript of LaRouche's opening remarks.


Auctioning Off America's Ability To Produce
by Paul Gallagher

Auto production plants which are being idled in the United States this year and next—a total of nearly 80 million square feet of capacity full of very diverse and capable machine tools—are also being rapidly sold off at auctions, and their unmatched machine-tool capabilities lost to the national economy. Rather than simply being 'idled' with the possibility of workforces returning and work resuming, these plants are disappearing under auctioneers' hammers almost as fast as they are shut down. A list of 65 major auto plants shutting down, and their capacities which may be lost, was featured in EIR, May 12, 2006 and in the LaRouche PAC pamphlet, Economic Recovery Act of 2006.

Hundreds of Overdue Corps Projects To Restore Our Waterway System Are Unfunded
by Richard Freeman

America's waterway system is at a critical phase, where if something is not done to reverse policy decision-making, it could, due to age and obsolescence, experience a grievous breakdown.


Now More Than Ever: Cheney Must Go!
by Jeffrey Steinberg

In a series of personnel and policy shifts at the end of May, some officials in the Bush Administration have, for the first time, shown signs of waking up to the grave strategic crises exploding around the world. The most profound of these crises is the imminent collapse of the entire global financial system, under the weight of commodity hyperinflation, hedge-fund blowouts, and the bursting of the real-estate bubble.

Will Congress Buck Administration's Latest Abuse of Constitutional Powers?
by Carl Osgood and Nancy Spannaus

In the wake of the aggressive Congressional opposition, led by Republicans, to the unconstitutional midnight raid carried out by the FBI against the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), Administration sources told the media that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, FBI Director Robert Mueller, and Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty had threatened to resign if President Bush failed to uphold their raid. Lyndon LaRouche had an immediate response: If they wish to be helpful to the President, in this, his hour of need, all three should resign.

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    The Sensenbrenner Hearings These are excerpts from the House Judiciary Committee hearing May 30, 2006, on the FBI raid on the Congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson.

Enron Trial
Lay, Skilling Convicted; Criminal System Remains
by Harley Schlanger

As one who has been watching Enron closely since the mid1990s, I cannot say I was surprised by the convictions last week of founder and CEO Ken Lay, and his prote´ge´ and former CEO, Jeffrey Skilling. In their trial in a Houston federal court, the jury found Lay guilty on all six counts against him, and Skilling guilty on 19 of 28 counts. The sentencing is set for Sept. 11, 2006, and both men face the real possibility of spending the rest of their lives in prison.

Congress Must Launch Emergency Action Now!
The following resolution, calling on the U.S. Congress to enact emergency legislation to save the U.S. auto industry and its crucial machine-tool component, is being circulated for endorsement by the LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC). More than 100 state legislators, county council, and city council members, trade union officials, former Congressmen, and other leading figures from across the United States, have added their names to an ad which will appear in the influential Capitol Hill weeklies The Hill (Wednesday, June 7) and Roll Call (Thursday, June 8).


Synarchism, Sport, and Iran
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

May 25, 2006
As I and others have warned, in recent reports, the extensive preparations on behalf of the security of the events of the World Cup Soccer matches do not provide adequately for the possibility of the most serious of the security threats. I refer to a global strategic threat which must be actively considered as more than merely speculative for that period of time. This concern is not mine alone, nor only that among some of my associates. I am 'blowing the whistle,' in the hope that this exposure of the matter might prompt the quality of additional measures which were more likely to prevent that event's occurrence.

Is Cheney's War-Plan Stalled?
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

June 3, 2006
Since my warning was published on March 24, and since Pierre Beaudry's valuable commentary on that piece was added, President George W. Bush, Jr. has taken apparently conciliatory steps of diplomacy toward Iran which might appear to have removed the launching of a massive air-borne attack on that nation.

  • Synarchist-Terrorist Fifth Column in France
    by Pierre Beaudry

    On May 25, Lyndon LaRouche issued a public warning about the imminent dangers of a terrorist attack against the World Cup soccer tournament which starts in Germany June 9, as a prelude to a military strike against Iran, any time during the May-June period. In his statement, LaRouche made a direct correlation between the current danger and the fifth-column apparatus of the Synarchist International within France that financed the Nazi invasion of France in 1940.
  • What Is Synarchism?
    'Synarchism' is a name adopted during the Twentieth Century for an occult freemasonic sect, known as the Martinists, based on worship of the tradition of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. During the interval from the early 1920s through 1945, it was officially classed by U.S.A. and other nations' intelligence services under the file name of 'Synarchism: Nazi/Communist,' so defined because of its deploying simultaneously both ostensibly opposing pro-communist and extreme right-wing forces for encirclement of a targetted government. Twentieth-Century and later fascist movements, like most terrorist movements, are all Synarchist creations.


Israelis See Palestinian Letter As Opening for Peace
by Michele Steinberg and Dean Andromidas

Events since May 13 in the Palestinian National Authority and Israel have eclipsed the 'unilateral' moves by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to seize Palestinian territory with a permanent 'Berlin wall,' which in fact is his desired 'permanent border.'
The following report, of the initiative by imprisoned Palestinian political leaders, including Marwan Barghouti of Fatah (the main group in the Palestinian Liberation Organization) and Sheik Abdel Halek Natshe of Hamas, and the positive response by leading Israelis, including former chiefs of the intelligence services, Ephraim Halevy of the Mossad and Ami Ayalon of the Shin Beth, should be a wake-up call to the U.S. Congress.

Behind the U.S.-Iran 'Breakthrough'
by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the United States has had no relations with Iran, nor any direct talks, except within the context of the limited post-9/11 roundtable discussions in Europe, regarding Afghanistan. As the threat of a U.S. military attack on Iran loomed large on the horizon, forces in Europe, Russia, and China, raised their voices to reject this option, and to urge Washington to deal with its presumed adversary directly.

Russian Official: Our Future Belongs To Nuclear Energy
by Rachel Douglas

Sergei Kiriyenko, head of the Russian Federal Atomic Agency (Rosatom), was in the U.S.A. for a week-long visit endingMay24. Hehad talks with Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, and other Administration officials. Their agenda included steps towards a U.S.-Russian agreement on peaceful nuclear cooperation (a so-called '1-2-3 agreement'), the situation with Iran's nuclear program, and the need for lifting the 'anti-dumping' duties on Russian enriched uranium sales to the U.S. electric power industry, which were enacted in 1992.

Afghanistan Spins Out of Control
by Ramtanu Maitra

The spontaneous riot in Kabul on May 29 made it evident that the Bush/Cheney-led occupation is now rejected everywhere in Afghanistan. The foreign troops and other foreigners have become the target of wrath of all Afghans.

LaRouche Youth Bring Ideas to Mexican Presidential Campaign
by Gretchen Small

As the global financial crisis sends Mexico careening toward another debt blowout, LaRouche Youth Movement leader Ingrid Torres told the youth attending the LYM-sponsored debate between theLYMand the youth organizations of Mexico's main political parties, held May 31 at Mexico City's Legislative Assembly, that they must prepare themselves to assume the responsibility of governing. 'Let us be historical political actors, not pragmatists,' she exclaimed.

Blair Comes to Washington
Twins: The Two Losers
by Scott Thompson

Like two drunks leaning against one another to hold each other up, the 'Axis of Feeble'—President George W. Bush (at less than 30% approval rating) and British Prime Minister Tony Blair (at35%approval rating)—met at the White House on May 25. At an press conference that evening, Blair caved in to Bush's demand that no timetable be set for withdrawal from the growing quaqmire of Iraq. Instead, they stumbled through lines about how they had brought peace and democracy amidst the bloodshed.


Oil For Nuclear Technology, Now!
June 15 will see the convening of a most extraordinary event, which holds promise for all of the Americas, and beyond. Under the title 'Oil for Nuclear Technology,' representatives of the LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM) and Executive Intelligence Review will hold simultaneous linked meetings in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, which will be webcast internationally, in a combination of English and Spanish, on the larouchepub. com website.


LaRouche: `The Immortality of Martin Luther King'

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

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