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9/11 Accomplices vie for US Presidency

Larry Chin | 10.09.2008 16:04 | Anti-militarism | Repression | Terror War | World

In his much-ballyhooed acceptance speech, Barack Obama declared that he
would "finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on
9/11". If Obama wishes to be true to his promise, he could begin with his
own running mate, Senator Joe Biden.

In his much-ballyhooed acceptance speech [1], Barack Obama declared that he
would "finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on
9/11". If Obama wishes to be true to his promise, he could begin with his
own running mate, Senator Joe Biden [2].

Biden and the ISI chief

Biden was one of several top Washington officials who met with Lieutenant
General Mahmoud Ahmad, the head of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence
(ISI) on and around September 11, 2001.

The ISI is a foreign branch of the CIA. "Al-Qaeda" is a covert operation
that is managed by Anglo-American military-intelligence. Ahmad, the "9/11
money man" who delivered funds to alleged lead suicide hijacker Mohammed
Atta prior to the attacks, met personally with Biden on September 13, 2001.

This case, detailed in Michel Chossodovsky's Political Deception: Missing
Link Behind 9/11 [3], remains one of hundreds of smoking guns revealing
direct US connections to 9/11, for which Biden has never provided a credible

At the same time that he was meeting with a man directly connected to the
alleged hijackers, Biden was among the loudest and most bellicose voices
joining Bush-Cheney for the bombing of Afghanistan, in retaliation for 9/11.
Biden expressed an interest in "personally shooting Osama bin Laden". Not
surprisingly, John McCain expressed the same post-9/11 bloodlust, in his
infamous editorial, "War is hell. Let's get on with it." [4]

Biden's tune has remained unchanged, to this day. He wants to "finish the
fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban", and (in language that appears to be
the new neoliberal "talking point") "take out the ones who actually attacked
us on 9/11".

The fact that Biden and McCain, two major shills for the "war on terrorism"
lie, are vying for White House power speaks for itself.

When recently confronted [5] by an independent journalist about his meeting
with Mahmoud Ahmad, Biden offered a series of non-sequitors, and then had
his security guards escort the inquiring individual away.

Biden the insider

Dirty politics and back-door deals are nothing new for Biden, the perfect
neoliberal establishment insider who has made a career of opportunism,
obstruction, and political cover-up.

Biden, the senator of Delaware, the largest tax haven for corporations [6]
in the US, has played a key role in virtually every major US policy decision
over the past two decades. Every military conflict [2]. Supreme Court
confirmations. Cabinet confirmations. Judiciary appointments. Congressional
probes (cover-ups) of major political scandals.

Biden, a longtime Council on Foreign Relations [7] stalwart, is a leading
architect of "Homeland Security" [8]. He considers his "national security
credentials" to be "unimpeachable".

Joe Biden and his longtime Senate colleague and war criminal/Keating Five
"friend" McCain are as responsible for the current world crisis as anyone
else alive.

Obama's bombastic deception

If Barack Obama genuinely wishes to "take out" those who "actually attacked
us" on 9/11, he would "take out" the legions of elite sponsors who have made
his own rise to power possible.

He could begin with his own foreign policy guru, super-elite Zbigniew
Brzezinski, the virtual creator of Islamic terrorism during the Carter
administration, who suggested that a Pearl Harbor-like attack, a "massive
and widely perceived external threat" would be useful; the man whose vision
of "American primacy" and destablization across the Eurasian "Grand
Chessboard" has been a lifelong obsession.

Obama might also "take out" the Clintons, and other neoliberal bigwigs
supporting his campaign, given the fact that they were instrumental in
sowing the seeds of 9/11 throughout the 1990s. Obama should "take out"
members of Bush-Cheney, and members of Reagan and George H.W. Bush
presidencies, and a worldwide legion of covert operatives, policy advisors,
think tank figures (Project for a New American Century, etc.), and oil
executives who "lit the match". He might also tell the truth about the
global war for oil.

Obama, of course, will do nothing of the sort. (And Bush-Cheney will not be
prosecuted, no matter what he and Biden say on the campaign trail to the
contrary [9].)

Obama will do nothing [10]. He will leave intact the abomination of the
Patriot Act, permit illegal surveilliance, torture and renditions. He will
endorse the cover-up of the 9/11 Commission, and deepen the militarization
of the US homeland.

The winner of the 2008 election: the Big Lie

In the book The Iran-Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations
in the Reagan Era by Jonathan Marshall, Peter Dale Scott, and Jane Hunter,
the authors describe how the combination of government recalcitrance and
public acquiescence hampered attempts to limit presidential power and CIA
abuses in the 1970s and 1980s.

One telling passage quotes Joe Biden:

"And when legislators tried to write a new CIA charter to limit presidential
powers and check abuses, [President Jimmy] Carter's people fought every inch
of the way. Exhausted liberals caved in. To complaints from the American
Civil Liberties Union, that the proposed charter was too permissive, Senator
Joseph Biden (D-Del) said, "Let me tell you something, fellas. The folks
don't care. The average American could care less right now about any of
this. You keep talking about public concern. There ain't none."

Today, Bush-Cheney and the respective presidential campaigns hold the people
of the world in even greater contempt.

The election is already over.

The bipartisan consensus [11] responsible for the "war on terrorism" lie has
never been more ironclad. The next presidential administration will be a
continuation of the Bush-Cheney nightmare---in substance, if not in style.

The only thing left to be decided (besides the exact choreography of the
final electronic vote fraud) is which lie about "change", which brand of
poison to pour down the throats of the American populace.

Will it be the classic neoliberal establishment deception of Obama-Biden?

Or the more overt insult and slap in the face, and the most cynical appeal
to the lowest of lowest common denominators: the insane and deeply corrupt
John McCain, and the deeply corrupt insane, willfully stupid (George W.
Bush-like), vitriol-spewing psychopath Sarah Palin (whose chief
qualification appears to be her direct criminal ties to Alaskan energy

The "Big Lie" [1] comes with both.


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Display the following 5 comments

  1. Utter pish — CH
  2. if you want us to believe you — HC
  3. ask a theologian — CH
  4. Sooooo! — HC
  5. Aye mate. — CH