From Volume 5, Issue Number 23 of EIR Online, Published June 6, 2006

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.

It is of special note today, that no government not already a virtual accomplice of the George P. Shultz-crafted regime of President George W. Bush, Jr., has an interest in promoting, or permitting the kind of terrorist incident which could be used as a pretext for launching what U.S. Vice-President Cheney has fostered as a threatened, early, combined aerial bombardment on Iran during or following the general time-frame of the World Cup events....

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