Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LYNDON LAROUCHE AND THE US LABOR PARTY, PART V





From Critique, Summer Issue 1981

PART V


The question most often asked about the US Labor Party: Where do they get their money?

Some suggest that the Party is a front for the CIA, citing a meeting Lyndon LaRouche once had with former CIA director Richard Helms. The communist press insists that the Labor Party is CIA.

Others, including former Party member Gregory Rose, believe differently. Rose poiunted out in his National Review piece that "in January 1974 the first contact with the Soviet Mission to the United Nations was established."

Rose named Gennady Serebreyakov as the Russian who dealt with the Labor Party. According to Rose, LaRouche met twice with Serebreyakov, first at Party headquarters, next at the Soviet Mission. Officially a Press Officer, Serebreyakov has been identified as a KGB officer.

Konstandinos Kalimtgis met with the Russian regularly through 1975-75, until Serebreyakov returned to Moscow.

Still, for whatever was made of the relationship, who was using who?

Most likely, this scenario: The Labor Party tries to impress the Soviets with their "inside knowledge" of the Great British Conspiracy. The Soviet Mission, suspecting the Labor Party to be some kind of provocation, plays along, gaining what little they can from the exchange. Meantime, LaRouche claims to be taken seriously by the Soviet Mission, which makes him look all the more important to himself and his disciples. Moreover, LaRouche will claim a high-level KGB official as an information source.

Another candidate for Labor Party funding is the secret police of East Germany.

The South Korean Intelligence Agency estimated that Labor Party expenditures reached $1.3 million by 1975. Their report, leaked to Rising Tide (the newspaper of the Unification Church), stated that to pay these bills the Labor Party received approximately one million dollars a year fro the European Labor Party, which, they claim, is wholly financed by East Germany's secret police.

U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald elaborated on this with material he inserted into the Congressional Record on December 10th, 1975: "The US Labor Parts acts in Western Europe as if they were East German agents. For example, their group in West Germany was instructed to gather information on a whole series of industrial plants in West Germany with information concerning how many East European workers were employed in these plants. A group like the Labor Party could have no possible need for such information; the East German intelligence service would have such a need"

LaRouche and his Labor Party crave attention and recognition. In his autobiography, LaRouche mentions that he sometimes forwards his assessments of the world situation to "U.S. intelligence circles." No doubt he does. And no doubt his "assessments" are looked upon with great humor and promptly tossed into the garbage bin.

The Labor Party;s assessments of West German industrial plants probably met the same fate.

In 1977-78,m the Labor Party prepared reports fort South Africa's intelligence service.

This is what happens: Un-encouraged, the Labor Party strives to make contact with those involved in the intelligence arena. They prepare unsolicited reports for these bodies in the hope that someone, anyone, will take them seriously enough to stay in contact.

Congressman McDonald hit the nail on the head when he asserted, for the Congressional Record, that the Labor Party "have a history of contacting prominent persons with offers of help and then using the names of those persons to attract other support."

In 1977, LaRouche decided that his name had been discovered on a Baader-Meinhof "hit-list."

So he hired Mitchell WerBell III.

Known as the "Wizard of Whispering Death," WerBell is "credited" with inventing the world's first submachine-gun silencer, and having conducted paramilitary operations in Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. He admits to bombing North Vietnam with live rats infected with bubonic plague.

WerBell went to work training Labor Party members to become proficient in combat skills at his "anti-terrorist training center"--a 66-acre estate (known as "The Farm") in Powder Springs, Georgia.

It quickly became a high honor among Labor Party members to be among those chosen to participate.