|Executive Intelligence Review|
The magazine emerged out of Lyndon LaRouche’s 1971 plan to develop a worldwide intelligence operation. He proposed that the operation be organized like a major national news weekly. The New Solidarity International Press Service (NSIPS) was incorporated by three LaRouche followers in 1974.
As a news service, LaRouche’s intelligence operatives used journalistic cover complete with press passes to gain access to government officials. Executive Intelligence Review was created as money flowed into the operations of the NSIPS.
During the Ford and Carter administrations, Executive Intelligence Review operatives gained White House press accreditation and participated in a number of presidential press conferences. The news service also opened bureaus in capitals around the world. By 1979, Executive Intelligence Review was producing about $4 billion in revenue—not surprisingly, since the annual subscription rate was nearly $400.
Many of the articles that appear in Executive Intelligence Review were expanded into books. One of the more famous books was Dope, Inc.: the Book that Drove Henry Kissinger Crazy (1992). In this book, the editors exposed what they saw as the real aims of the United States government’s “war on drugs.”
According to the book, “the kingpins of the U.S. branch of the drug cartel, led by Henry Kissinger and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith launched a years-long effort to silence the authors [of an earlier edition], starting with LaRouche, who was railroaded to federal prison in late 1988.” President George H. W. Bush kept LaRouche in prison, according to the book, because LaRouche was about to reveal the complicity of the federal government in the drug trade.
In The Ugly Truth about the ADL, the editors of Executive Intelligence Review exposed the Anti-Defamation League as “one of the most dangerous organizations in the world.” The book portrays the ADL as a spy organization supplying intelligence data to foreign governments. It cites the 1994 San Francisco spy scandal as an example of the role played by the ADL in spying on the United States.
At the end of 1993 it was revealed that an ADL operative in San Francisco, Roy Bullock, collected and traded information in a covert spy network involving the San Francisco police, some twenty other California police departments, and police departments outside of California. Over thirty years Bullock compiled a huge computerized data bank including files on close to 1,000 groups and 10,000 individuals.
Bullock provided information to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and sold information on antiapartheid activists to both South African agents and the ADL. The Ugly Truth also linked the ADL to organized crime by connecting contributions from reputed gangster Meyer Lansky to the Anti-Defamation League.
Despite the connection to Lyndon LaRouche, the Executive Intelligence Review received some attention from the mainstream press. In 1988, Nelson Benton, a reporter for the magazine, asked President Ronald Reagan about the fitness of Democratic Party nominee Michael Dukakis to be chief executive of the United States. A rumor had been circulating for some time that Dukakis twice underwent psychiatric treatment in the 1970s.
President Reagan answered the question, thus allowing the rumor to gain additional credence. Jeffrey Steinberg, a senior reporter for Executive Intelligence Review, appeared on British television in 1998 to present the theory that Prince Philip ordered British intelligence to assassinate Princess Diana. The latter incident indicated how much the British royal family was a target of the LaRouche network.
Executive Intelligence Review regularly reported that Queen Elizabeth ran an international cocaine smuggling cartel and that Italian banker Roberto Calvi was murdered by the Duke of Kent. The Executive Intelligence Review also claimed that the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing was a first strike in a British attempt to take over the United States with the eventual goal of world domination.