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This article appears in the December 12, 2008 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Why the British Will Try To Kill
President-Elect Obama

by the Editors

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On Nov. 22, 2008, American economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche issued his most emphatic warning to date, on the danger of a British-authored assassination of President-elect Barack Obama. Speaking on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the British-run assassination of President John F. Kennedy, LaRouche warned that the greatest danger of an assassination of the President-elect would be before the scheduled Jan. 20, 2009 inauguration—while George W. Bush is still the President, and while Dick Cheney is still in office as his Vice President.

The most dangerous and devastating thing that could happen to the United States, and, by extension, to the world as a whole, is an assassination of Barack Obama, while George Bush is still occupying the White House. This means that the greatest danger is the period between today and Jan. 20, 2009, when Barack Obama is to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

What the British Fear

The opportunity to create the kind of national emergency, from which American democracy would never re-emerge, is too overwhelming for the British to pass up," LaRouche emphasized. "Look at the global financial disintegration, which has been underway since July 2007, precisely as I warned in my July 25, 2007 webcast. The Anglo-Dutch Liberal system of globalization, free trade, and unfettered speculation is dead. What the British financial oligarchy fears, under these current conditions, more than anything else, is an American revival of the policies last seen during the Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Their hatred of FDR almost matches their hatred of Abraham Lincoln. And the British, as the official record even shows, assassinated President Lincoln.

Lincoln was just re-elected to a second term as President, and the British were horrified at the prospects of what Lincoln would do. The British-sponsored Confederacy was defeated, and they hated everything that Lincoln represented, and everything that Lincoln was now in a position to do, with an industrially developed United States, poised to become a continental republic, with the completion of the Trans-Continental Railroad.

From the earliest days of our republic, the British have assassinated American republican leaders, beginning with the assassination of former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, at the hands of British East India Company traitorous agent Aaron Burr, continuing with the assassination of President Lincoln, President William McKinley, and President John F. Kennedy, 45 years ago today.

The British know that an assassination of President-elect Obama, while George Bush is still in power, would tear the United States apart, and lay the basis for the kind of lockdown of the system, that would mean the end—after more than 200 years—of our Constitutional Republic. What happened, under Bush and Cheney, following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, gives a taste of the kind of top-down repression that Cheney and his puppet George W. Bush would impose, under the conditions of chaos set off by an assassination of the President-elect.

I consider it the very top national security priority to prevent this British treason. If there is so much as an attempt on the life of the President-elect, as the British media has been promoting it, ever since election day, the whole world shall know the address from which the plot was hatched.

The Oligarchical Reflex

LaRouche first warned of the danger of a British-sponsored hit against Obama back in February 2008, when British media outlets, such as the Canadian Ottawa Sun, began publishing blood-curdling scenarios of an Obama assassination. "This is the kind of stuff that creates confusion in the population, and that then creates the cover for an assassination," LaRouche warned. In late April, LaRouche again expressed serious concern about the possibility that candidate Obama was being set up for assassination, in the context of the high profile being given, at that time, to his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

As of late October, the highly probable threat that Obama could be assassinated, was a matter of utmost concern among serious political circles in both the Democratic and Republican parties. In a statement issued Oct. 30, LaRouche emphasized that a bipartisan commitment must be built to prevent such action, and to ensure that there is no riotous disintegration and pulverization of the nation, should the British enemies of the United States take such action.

Beginning at approximately the same time, the British press, in particular, began to be riddled with heavy propaganda about the danger of a hit against Obama, then projected to be the winner of the November Presidential elections. Such coverage serves as a convenient cover for a professional hit—as in the case of the Kennedy assassination.

LaRouche also emphasized that the British enemies of the United States not only are the primary force with the motive to launch a hit against the incoming President, but also the only ones with the capability. A more extensive discussion of the method by which LaRouche has come to this conclusion, leads the package below, followed by several crucial case studies of the British-sponsored assassinations of American republican leaders, taken from EIR's extensive archives on this subject. To stop this danger, the British enemy must be identified, and stopped.

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