by Lonnie Wolfe
Special Report EIR (Executive Intelligence Review)
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. This 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
population reduction. 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. This
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 depopulation project.
"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
Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once
population is out of control it requires authoritarian
government, even fascism, to reduce it. "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 Salvador.
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
Ad Hoc Group. 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. The Ad
Hoc Group was given "high priority" by the Carter
administration, through the intervention of National Security
Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and Secretaries 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," 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
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 Cambodia."
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
"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 population crisis."
This is corroborated by statements in
the NSC Ad Hoc Groupís April 1980
report. There is "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
"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
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. The 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
"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