This article appears in the July 31, 2020 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
LaRouche Was Victim of East German Lie
The Baltimore Sun published the following letter from Marsha Mallouk on October 15, 1992. The Sun’s editors initially balked at printing it, but when confronted with their own direct role in disseminating the 1986 lies about Lyndon LaRouche, they relented and ran it. The letter was written shortly after the exposure of the “LaRouche Killed Palme” fraud by Herbert Brehmer, a former agent of East Germany’s State Security Service (Stasi).
Beginning approximately one month after the February 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, major media outlets in Europe and the United States, including the Sun, ran literally hundreds of stories alleging that the European co-thinkers of Lyndon LaRouche were being sought as the perpetrators of this vile murder.
Now, one Herbert Brehmer, who served as a leading “disinformation” officer of the infamous East German Stasi, has come forward on Swedish National Radio and in the pages of the Swedish Journalists Association with the shocking admission that the whole story was from the start nothing but a Stasi-concocted hoax!
The implications of Mr. Brehmer’s confession are truly staggering. Despite repeated statements by the Swedish police that there was absolutely no “LaRouche connection” to Mr. Palme’s death, the print and electronic media on both sides of the Atlantic churned out these wild allegations as though they were revealed truth, up to six months after the assassination.
Mr. LaRouche insisted at the time that he and his associates were being set up for either physical or legal assault through a massive disinformation campaign run by Soviet-bloc intelligence services in cooperation with corrupted elements of the intelligence and law-enforcement “community” in the West.
The press scoffed and gave his charges zero coverage. And even after he was dragged off to prison—on “financial conspiracy” charges every bit as phony as the “Palme assassination” rap—Judge Albert Bryan, who heard his appeal, opined that it was “arrant nonsense” for Mr. LaRouche to ever imagine that his small political organization could possibly be the target of such high-level disruption operations.
With Mr. Brehmer’s detailed revelations as to how the Stasi invented and spread the Palme fraud throughout the Western press, we now know exactly who is full of “arrant nonsense.” Perhaps now the real questions can be answered. Why did the Soviet-bloc agents so obsessively target Mr. LaRouche? Were their Western accomplices-in-deception witting—or just witless?
Furthermore, did the same combination of forces behind this particular big lie connive to rig the 1988 operation that jailed Mr. LaRouche?
Most important of all, when will the major organs of the U.S. media repudiate their 1986 role as retailers of Stasi-authored propaganda, and retract their contemptible slander of Lyndon LaRouche as the assassin of Olof Palme?