From Volume 7, Issue 14 of EIR Online, Published Apr. 1, 2008

United States News Digest

Dean Pushes British Line on Dem Primaries

March 28 (EIRNS)—Democratic National Committee Screamer Howard Dean is acting on behalf of the British plan to destroy the United States, in declaring that the Democratic Party should choose its nominee by July 1, rather than at its National Convention in August, which is held expressly for that purpose.

Under Dean's rules, Franklin Roosevelt would never have been President, and the United States would never have recovered from the Depression. FDR was chosen on the fourth ballot at the 1932 Democratic Convention, and in his Presidency, re-established the principle that the U.S. Constitution is written for the motive stated in its Preamble: to secure the general welfare. For this, the British viscerally hate him.

Dean said on ABC's "Good Morning America" today, that he issued his diktat after consulting with party hacks, including Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi.

Gore, whose family's coal mine was the inspiration for the Tennessee Ford song, "Sixteen Tons," said, "I think the nomination will resolve itself before the convention. We'll see." And Obama supporters Senators Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Christopher Dodd (Conn.) said the nominee must be decided before the convention.

Unfortunately for these tools of the British operation against Hillary Clinton, she has made it clear that she is not quitting. As she put it on Fox News: "Nobody should be writing obituaries for this race, because it is a long way from being over."

Lyndon LaRouche suggested that the only obituaries to be written, will be for Clinton's opponents, who are doing the Brits' bidding. And as for Gore, LaRouche said he has a better chance of being elected Queen of England than President of the United States.

Obama Courts Bloomberg, Endorsing 'Congestion Tax'

March 28 (EIRNS)—Barack Obama, besides being deployed by the British to take out Hillary Clinton's candidacy, is also being tasked to promote New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's fascist economics. The British would like to install Bloomberg as President, or President-in-the-Wings (Vice President).

Obama was the first person to call Bloomberg after the mayor announced that he was not running as an independent, today's New York Times reports. At that time, Obama asked Bloomberg to look over the economic speech which he delivered yesterday at Cooper Union, and to introduce him. The fact that Obama was introduced by Bloomberg immediately gave rise to speculation regarding either a forthcoming Bloomberg endorsement of Obama or a potential Obama-Bloomberg Democratic ticket.

However, Lyndon LaRouche emphasized once again today, the intention of the British who run Bloomberg through the likes of Felix Rohatyn and George Shultz, is to get rid of Obama. The British probably still consider him to be a Kenyan slave! They continue to use him against Clinton's candidacy: that is the real intent of Bloomberg's flirtatious joint appearance with Obama.

Obama yesterday endorsed Bloomberg's "congestion tax," a usurious tax on traffic in Manhattan, which Bloomberg based on a similar tax in London.

Alabama Ex-Governor Charges Rove with 'Abuse of Power'

March 28 (EIRNS)—Four days after the House Judiciary Committee asked him to testify on selective prosecution by the Justice Department, former Alabama Gov. Don Seigelman was ordered released from prison by a Federal appeals court. After leaving prison today, Seigelman said that there had been "abuse of power" in his case, citing the role of former White House aide Karl Rove. "His fingerprints are smeared all over this case," Seigelman charged.

Seigelman was prosecuted and driven from office on spurious charges of public corruption in 2006; after a Federal judge threw out the first indictment brought against him by a Republican U.S. Attorney, another U.S. Attorney who was the wife of the head of the Alabama Republican Party—who had been heard to brag that he was working with "Karl" to bring down Seigelman and elect a GOP governor—brought another indictment.

Seigelman's Republican successor, Gov. Bob Riley, is up to his ears in Jack Abramoff's corrupt dealings with Indian tribe gambling licenses.

Hillary Clinton Blasts McCain As 'Herbert Hoover'

March 26 (EIRNS)—At the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Pa. yesterday, Sen. Hillary Clinton attacked presumed Republican Presidential nominee John McCain's do-nothing speech earlier the same day on the mortgage meltdown and financial crisis.

On McCain's plan, Clinton said, "It sounds remarkably like Herbert Hoover, and I don't think that's good economic policy. We have a framework of regulation; it needs to be implemented and modernized. The government has a number of tools at its disposal that are well suited for just this situation. I think that inaction has contributed to the problems we face today.... I've laid out what I would do. I don't think it's an adequate response to say the government shouldn't be helping either banks or people, because I think that would be a downward spiral that would cause tremendous economic pain and loss in our country, and I don't see why we would wait for that to happen."

LaRouche characterized her remarks as "Hillary at her best."

London Apparatus Brought Down Spitzer

March 23 (EIRNS)—It was not the massive, unprecedented Federal prostitution investigation which forced the resignation of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on March 12, as the New York Times and other lying newspapers have claimed. In reality, a Nov. 19, 2007 letter to the FBI from London's political thug Roger Stone, already contained all the details about Spitzer's relations with prostitutes which were repackaged into a 47-page FBI affidavit dated March 5, 2008, almost four months later. The Stone letter disclosed inter alia that Spitzer paid for these prostitutes, "not with credit cards or cash but through some pre-arranged transfer."

The FBI's interception of over 5,000 telephone calls and their elaborate tailing of both Spitzer and the prostitute were only a cover story; they already had all the facts through Stone's letter, reported today by the New York Post.

In his March 12 webcast, Lyndon LaRouche asked, "Why would they come up with something out of the Hell box, at this time, and to what end? Well, he had just confirmed an endorsement of Hillary Clinton, which he had made, in a sense, earlier, but he'd been pressured to withdraw that and change it. And when he refused to, a couple of days later Boom! What happened?"

Stone is part of the British "public relations" combine which largely runs all of the U.S. Presidential campaigns, for the purpose of destroying all of them for the sake of a Michael Bloomberg "Mussolini" grab for the Presidency. Stone's Republican dirty tricks firm, Black Manafort Stone, along with the Democratic campaign firm Penn, Schoen & Berland, have been taken over the British combine WPP Group. Black runs the McCain campaign, Penn the Clinton campaign, and Schoen the Bloomberg campaign, all on behalf of the same British master.

Media Jackals Demand Clinton Quit Race

March 22 (EIRNS)—Politico, the Capitol Hill newspaper and website, exposed its true colors, today, in an article by reporters Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen, that argues that Hillary Clinton, for reasons of math, cannot win the Democratic Presidential nomination, so she ought to quit. "Hillary Rodham Clinton has virtually no chance of winning," they declare, quoting an unnamed Clinton strategist that she has no more than a 10% chance of defeating Barack Obama. "The notion of the Democratic contest being a dramatic cliffhanger is a game of make believe," they write.

Politico was started up, in January 2007, by Robert Allbritton, the son of the late Joseph L. Allbritton, who became infamous as head of Riggs Bank in Washington, D.C., for laundering money on behalf of the family of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and also for Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Saudi ambassador to the U.S. who took billions of dollars in bribes from Britain's defense company BAE Systems. While the elder Allbritton first took over Riggs in 1976, by 2001 he had turned over the bank's daily operations to son Robert (who was ultimately forced to sell Riggs to PNC Bank).

Also present when all of this occurred, was one of Robert Allbritton's top lieutenants, Frederick J. Ryan, who was then a board member of Riggs, and is now the chairman and CEO of Politico. Politico reportedly gets almost all of its funding from Allbritton Communications, which is now run by Robert Allbritton.

The senior Allbritton has also been an enemy of Lyndon LaRouche, and actively blocked the airing of LaRouche's 1992 half-hour campaign spots on Washington's ABC affiliate WJLA-TV, which is still owned by Allbritton Communications, of which the younger Allbritton is the chairman and CEO.

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