Following the Senate’s unanimous passage of JASTA (the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act), allowing victims of the 9/11 terror attacks to sue the monarchy of Saudi Arabia, the survivors and victims’ families issued a statement of gratitude and determination, which chose as its target, Barack Obama. “We are tired,” they said, “of witnessing President Obama block our path to justice.”
They identified the right target. Obama plans to veto the JASTA legislation, protecting the Saudi and British sponsorship of jihadi terrorism worldwide. He has refused for eight years to allow release of the secret final chapter (“the 28 pages”) of the Congressional Inquiry into the 9/11 murders, and other evidence on the role Saudi Arabia played.
A Congressional vote to release that evidence is coming closer, a victory for the mobilization led by Lyndon LaRouche’s “Manhattan Project”: 5-10 more Members of Congress sign on to the bill to declassify that secret evidence every week now.
Obama will keep it all secret, as long as he can and stays in office — and that is the question.
At stake is the truth about the continuous series of disastrous wars United States forces have had to fight, kill, and die in since 9/11/01, while its people have gone through economic and psychological hell. Obama has been at war longer than any president in America’s history: all of it without Congressional consent, unconstitutional, and leading to the spread of chaos and terrorism across the Mideast and North Africa.
Since the overthrow and elimination of Qaddafi in Libya, we have made it clear that the target of these wars is Russia — along with encirclement and confrontation with China.
Yet these nations, along with India, are offering cooperative infrastructure development and economic growth to countries all over the world.
Now the rapidly developing diplomatic and economic cooperation of Vladimir Putin’s Russia with Japan is infuriating Obama, and Wall Street and London. Obama demanded outright that Japanese Prime Minister Abe not go to Russia for a summit with President Putin; now two more are planned.
Putin’s Syria intervention has not only stopped the spread of terrorism warfare within and from Syria; it is one of a series of creative initiatives which have blocked Obama’s war provocations. Putin’s initiatives, like that with Japan, keep raising the potential for peaceful resolutions, and for economic and scientific progress.
That is the actual character of leadership the United States needs. Its problem is not the presidential candidates, bad as they are; it’s the current President. Obama is increasingly cornered by those mobilizing for justice, against “permanent war.” Force him out of office.