by Lonnie Wolfe
Special Report EIR (Executive
March 10, 1981
Investigations by EIR have uncovered a planning apparatus operating
outside the control of the White House whose sole
purpose is to reduce the worldís population by 2 billion people
through war, famine, disease and any other means necessary.
apparatus, which includes various levels of the government is
determining U.S. foreign policy. In every political hotspot - El Salvador, the
so-called arc of crisis in the Persian Gulf, Latin America,
Southeast Asia and in Africa - the goal of U.S. foreign policy is
The targeting agency for the operation is the
National Security Councilís Ad Hoc Group on Population Policy. Its
policy-planning group is in the U.S. State Departmentís Office of
Population Affairs, established in 1975 by Henry Kissinger.
group drafted the Carter administrationís
Global 2000 Report,
which calls for global population reduction, and the same apparatus
is conducting the civil war in El Salvador as a conscious
"There is a single theme behind all
our work-we must reduce population levels," said Thomas
Ferguson, the Latin American case officer for the State
Departmentís Office of Population Affairs (OPA).
"Either they [governments] do it our
way, through nice clean methods or they will get the kind of
mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran, or in
Population is a political problem. Once population is out of
control it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to
"The professionals," said
Ferguson, "arenít interested in lowering population for
humanitarian reasons. That sounds nice. We look at resources and
environmental constraints. We look at our strategic needs, and
we say that this country must lower its population-or else we
will have trouble.
So steps are taken. El Salvador is
an example where our failure to lower population by simple means
has created the basis for a national security crisis. The
government of El Salvador failed to use our programs to lower
their population. Now they get 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 official added.
"The quickest way to
reduce population is through famine, like in Africa or through
disease like the Black Death," all of which might occur in El
Fergusonís OPA monitors populations in the Third World and
maps strategies to reduce them. Its budget for FY 1980 was $190
million; for FY 198l, it will be $220 million.
Global 2000 Report
calls for doubling that figure. The sphere of Kissinger In
1975, OPA was brought under a reorganized State Department Bureau of
Oceans, International Environmental, and Scientific Affairs - a body
created by Henry Kissinger.
The agency was assigned to carry out the directives of the NSC
According to an NSC spokesman, Kissinger initiated both
groups after discussion with leaders of the
Club of Rome during the
1974 population conferences in Bucharest and Rome. The Club of Rome,
controlled by Europeís black nobility, is the primary promotion
agency for the genocidal reduction of world population levels.
Ad Hoc Group was given "high priority" by the Carter administration,
through the intervention of National Security Adviser
Brzezinski and Secretaries of State Cyrus Vance and
According to OPA expert Ferguson, Kissinger initiated a full
about-face on U.S. development policy toward the Third World.
long time," Ferguson stated, "people here were timid. They listened
to arguments from Third World leaders that said that the best
contraceptive was economic reform and development. So we pushed
development programs, and we helped create a population time bomb.
"We are letting people breed like
flies without allowing for natural causes to keep population
down. We raised the birth survival rates, extended life-spans by
lowering death rates, and did nothing about lowering birth
That policy is finished. We are saying with
Global 2000 Report and in
real policy that you must lower population rates. Population
reduction and control is now our primary policy objective - then
you can have some development."
Accordingly, the Bureau of Oceans,
International Environmental, and Scientific Affairs has consistently
blocked industrialization policies in the Third World, denying
developing nations access to nuclear energy technology - the policies
that would enable countries to sustain a growing population.
According to State Department sources, and Ferguson himself,
Alexander Haig is a "firm believer" in population control.
"We will go into a country," said
Ferguson, "and say, here is your goddamn development plan. Throw
it out the window. Start looking at the size of your population
and figure out what must be done to reduce it. If you donít like
that, if you donít want to choose to do it through planning,
then youíll have an El Salvador or an Iran, or worse, a
According to an NSC spokesman, the
United States now shares the view of former World Bank President
Robert McNamara that the "population crisis" is a greater threat 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 Brzezinskiís arc of crisis doctrine the "arc of
This is corroborated by statements in
the NSC Ad Hoc Groupís April 1980 report.
"an increased potential for social
unrest, economic and political instability, mass migration and
possible international conflicts over control of land and
resources," says the NSC report.
It then cites "demographic pressures" as
key to understanding,
"examples of recent warfare in
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,
El Salvador. Honduras, and
Ethiopia, and the growing potential for instability in such
places as Turkey, the Philippines,
Central America, Iran, and
Through extraordinary efforts, the Ad
Hoc Group and OPA estimate that they may be able to keep a billion
people from being born through contraceptive programs.
But as the Ad Hoc Groupís report states, the best efforts of the
Shah of Iran to institute "clean programs" of birth control failed
to make a significant dent in the countryís birth rate. The promise
of jobs, through an ambitious industrialization program, encouraged
migration toward "overcrowded cities" like Teheran. Now under
Ayatollah Khomeini, the "clean programs" have been dismantled.
government may make progress because it has a program,
"to induce up to half of Teheranís 6
million residents to relocate, as well as possible measures to
keep rural migrants from moving to the cities."
Behind the back of the President, Ferguson and others involved with the
OPA and NSC group maintain
that the United States will continue a foreign policy based on a
genocidal reduction of the worldís population.
"We have a network in place of
co-thinkers in the government," said the OPA case officer. "We
keep going, no matter who is in the White House."
But Ferguson reports that the "White
House" does not really understand what they are saying and that the
President "thinks that population policy means how do we speed up
"As long as no one says
differently," said Ferguson, "we will continue to do our jobs. "