A Timely Repost:

The Haig-Kissinger depopulation policy by Lonnie Wolfe

Special Report EIR (Executive Intelligence Review) March 10, 1981

Investigations by EIR have uncovered a planning apparatus operating outsidethe control of the White House whose sole purpose is to reduce the world's populationby 2 billion people through war, famine, disease and any other means necessary.This apparatus, which includes various levels of the government is determiningU.S. foreign policy. In every political hotspot -- El Salvador, the so-calledarc of crisis in the Persian Gulf, Latin America, Southeast Asia and in Africa-the goal of U.S. foreign policy is population reduction. The targeting agencyfor the operation is the National Security Council's Ad Hoc Group on PopulationPolicy. Its policy-planning group is in the U.S. State Department's Office ofPopulation Affairs, established in 1975 by Henry Kissinger. This group draftedthe Carter administration's Global 2000 document, which calls for global populationreduction, and the same apparatus is conducting the civil war in El Salvadoras a conscious depopulation project.

"There is a single theme behind all our work-we must reduce populationlevels," said Thomas Ferguson, the Latin American case officer for theState Department's Office of Population Affairs (OPA). "Either they [governments]do it our way, through nice clean methods or they will get the kind of messthat we have in El Salvador, or in Iran, or in Beirut. Population is a politicalproblem. Once population is out of control it requires authoritarian government,even fascism, to reduce it "The professionals," said Ferguson, "aren'tinterested in lowering population for humanitarian reasons. That sounds nice.We look at resources and environmental constraints. We look at our strategicneeds, and we say that this country must lower its population-or else we willhave trouble.

So steps are taken. El Salvador is an example where our failure to lower populationby simple means has created the basis for a national security crisis. The governmentof El Salvador failed to use our programs to lower their population. Now theyget a civil war because of it.... There will be dislocation and food shortages.They still have too many people there."

Civil wars are somewhat drawn-out ways to reduce population, the OPA officialadded. "The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like inAfrica or through disease like the Black Death," all of which might occurin El Salvador. Ferguson's OPA monitors populations in the Third World and mapsstrategies to reduce them. Its budget for FY 1980 was $190 million; for FY 198l,it will be $220 million. The Global 2000 report calls for doubling that figure.The sphere of Kissinger In 1975, OPA was brought under a reorganized State DepartmentBureau of Oceans, International Environmental, and Scientific Affairs-- a bodycreated by Henry Kissinger.

The agency was assigned to carry out the directives of the NSC Ad Hoc Group.According to an NSC spokesman, Kissinger initiated both groups after discussionwith leaders of the Club of Rome during the 1974 population conferences in Bucharestand Rome. The Club of Rome, controlled by Europe's black nobility, is the primarypromotion agency for the genocidal reduction of world population levels. TheAd Hoc Group was given "high priority" by the Carter administration,through the intervention of National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski andSecretaries of State Cyrus Vance and Edmund Muskie.

According to OPA expert Ferguson, Kissinger initiated a full about-face on U.S.development policy toward the Third World. "For a long time," Fergusonstated, "people here were timid" They listened to arguments from ThirdWorld leaders that said that the best contraceptive was economic reform anddevelopment. So we pushed development programs, and we helped create a populationtime bomb. "We are letting people breed like flies without allowing fornatural causes to keep population down. We raised the birth survival rates,extended life-spans by lowering death rates, and did nothing about loweringbirth rates.

That policy is finished. We are saying with Global 2000 and in real policy thatyou must lower population rates. Population reduction and control is now ourprimary policy objective- then you can have some development."Accordingly,the Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental, and Scientific Affairs hasconsistently blocked industrialization policies in the Third World, denyingdeveloping nations access to nuclear energy technology--the policies that wouldenable countries to sustain a growing population. According to State Departmentsources, and Ferguson himself, Alexander Haig is a "firm believer"in population control.

"We will go into a country," said Ferguson, "and say, here isyour goddamn development plan. Throw it out the window. Start looking at thesize of your population and figure out what must be done to reduce it."Ifyou don't like that, if you don't want to choose to do it through planning,then you'll have an El Salvador or an Iran, or worse, a Cambodia."Accordingto an NSC spokesman, the United States now shares the view of former World BankPresident Robert McNamara that the "population crisis" is a greaterthreat to U.S. national security interests than "nuclear annihilation.""Every hot spot in the world corresponds to a population crisis point,"said Ferguson who would rename Brzezinski's arc of crisis doctrine the "arcof population crisis."

This is corroborated by statements in the NSC Ad Hoc Group's April 1980 report.There is "an increased potential for social unrest, economic and politicalinstability, mass migration and possible international conflicts over controlof land and resources," says the NSC report. It then cites "demographicpressures" as key to understanding "examples of recent warfare inIndia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, El Salvador. Honduras, and Ethiopia, and the growingpotential forinstability in such places as Turkey, the Philippines, CentralAmerica, Iran, and Pakistan." Through extraordinary efforts, the Ad HocGroup and OPA estimate that they may be able to keep a billion people from beingborn through contraceptive programs.

But as the Ad Hoc Group's report states, the best efforts of the Shah of Iranto institute "clean programs" of birth control failed to make a significantdent in the country's birth rate. The promise of jobs, through an ambitiousindustrialization program, encouraged migration toward "overcrowded cities"like Teheran. Now under Ayatollah Khomeini, the "clean programs" havebeen dismantled. The government may make progress because it has a program "toinduce up to half of Teheran's 6 million residents to relocate, as well as possiblemeasures to keep rural migrants from moving to the cities." Behind theback of the President Ferguson and others involved with the OPA and NSC groupmaintain that the United States will continue a foreign policy based on a genocidalreduction of the world's population.

"We have a network in place of cothinkers in the government," saidthe OPA case officer. "We keep going, no matter who is in the White House."But Ferguson reports that the "White House" does not really understandwhat they are saying and that the President "thinks that population policymeans how do we speed up population increase. "As long as no one says differently,"said Ferguson, "we will continue to do our jobs. "

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