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This article appears in the March 13, 2009 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

LaRouche Declares War
On the British Empire

by Jeffrey Steinberg

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March 7—Lyndon LaRouche has issued a declaration of war against the British Empire and its Wall Street assets, who have laid siege to the Obama White House and are fully committed to the destruction of the United States, starting with the institution of the Presidency.

This latest assault against the U.S. Presidency, is, in every way, a reincarnation of the overtly pro-Mussolini and pro-Hitler American Liberty League of the 1930s. The current assault is being steered, on the homefront, by a Wall Street- and London-bankrolled right-wing apparatus, led by the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, political loudmouths like Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and Rupert Murdoch, and lying propagandists like Amity Shlaes and Jim Powell.

LaRouche today elaborated on his war declaration: "We are going to be relentless in pointing out, that all of the people who are lined up against the President, today, from Wall Street and related environs, are actually fascists, in the tradition of the Mussolini-loving and Hitler-loving Liberty League of the 1930s.

"Now what we've got out here," LaRouche continued, "is a bunch of wimps in the U.S. population—and that includes a lot of our Members of Congress, and similar kinds of institutions. They don't know what the defense of the nation is any more. They've been involved in so many fake wars, they don't know what a real one is! And we're in a real war, to save the United States from this kind of subversion, which is coming out of London. And with the attacks focussed against the current President of the United States, we're going to defend that Presidency, and we're going to make everybody very miserable, who doesn't agree with us, that this Presidency is going to be defended. This is our institution, this is our Republic.

"It is a choice," LaRouche concluded. "You can defend the British Empire and be our enemy. Or you can defend the United States and be our friend."

The Lines of Attack

The British Empire, the City of London-headquartered Anglo-Dutch oligarchy, is waging a multi-front attack against the Obama Presidency, aimed, first and foremost, at preventing the President from adopting policies modelled on those of Franklin Roosevelt, which saved the United States from fascism in the 1930s, and then paved the way for America's "Arsenal of Democracy" war mobilization, which defeated the Axis powers in Europe and in the Pacific.

On the domestic front, some of the very same Wall Street families that battled against FDR throughout the 1930s and sought to destroy the New Deal, are bankrolling an identical campaign today, to defame FDR and the New Deal, and sabotage any Obama initiatives that even smack of a Rooseveltian impulse.

As one source close to the Administration put it recently, Wall Street is running a "berserker" propaganda campaign, through the Wall Street Journal and other London-allied media organs, branding President Obama as a "radical Rooseveltian, who is killing the banks."

Virtually plagiarizing from the American Liberty League pamphlets and leaflets, such Wall Street and London-owned poison pens as Amity Shlaes and Jim Powell, have lied that the Roosevelt New Deal "prolonged the Great Depression." They threaten to bring down the Obama Presidency if he dares to move in an FDR policy direction, knowing full well that a revival of FDR's Hamiltonian credit and investment policies would doom the British offshore financial empire, built upon drug money and unbridled speculation and looting.

In book-length slanders of FDR, bankrolled by the American Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, and pro-Nazi Lord Beaverbrook's protégé Rupert Murdoch, these authors wildly fabricated the events of the mid-1930s, to conceal the fact that the American Liberty League, after failing to defeat FDR in his 1936 reelection campaign (Roosevelt won by one of the biggest landslides in American history, losing only two states in the Electoral College, and leaving the Republican Party with only 17 U.S. Senate seats), launched economic subversion of their own country, knowing that FDR would soon need to draw upon such American corporate giants, and Liberty League patrons, as J.P. Morgan, Guarantee Trust, Brown Brothers Harriman, Dillon Reed, General Motors, U.S. Steel, and DuPont Chemical, to mobilize for Lend-Lease, and then for America's own involvement in World War II.

These American Liberty League sponsors, who had failed in their 1933-34 assassination and putsch attempts against President Roosevelt, and who had bankrolled both Mussolini and Hitler from the 1920s, demanded that the New Deal programs be shut down, or massively scaled back, to "balance the budget." As the result of this blackmail and subversion, compounded by Supreme Court actions against many of the most successful of the New Deal job-creating and infrastructure-building programs; and by subversion from within his own Cabinet (including from King Ranch product, Vice President John Nance Garner), between 1937 and 1938, unemployment rose and the economy temporarily sank.

But, it was only when FDR was forced by his pro-Hitler and pro-Mussolini Wall Street enemies, to scale back his New Deal programs to "balance the budget," that the economy took a brief dive. It was American Liberty League/Wall Street subversion that was behind the crisis of the late 1930s, not FDR's policies.

The Liberty League's lies from the 1930s are being used, today, as a battering ram against President Obama, to make sure that he sticks to the bailout of Wall Street and London, a recipe for the total destruction of the United States.

As House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) demonstrated on Feb. 25, in response to the release of the first Obama Administration budget proposals, the Congressional Republicans are taking their cues from London, demanding that the President impose a "spending freeze so we can get our budget in order." According to sources close to the Obama Administration, George Bush and Dick Cheney, on their way out the door, spent the entire White House budget for 2009, to make sure that the new Administration would be faced with impossible obstacles.

Behind Boehner's balanced budget rants is a Wall Street/Republican Party strategy, aimed at willfully sabotaging the President's so-far-flawed efforts to deal with the worst financial and economic crisis since the 14th-Century European New Dark Age. Right-wing dope fiend Rush Limbaugh let the cat out of the bag at the recent Conservative Political Action Committee hate rally in Washington, when he declared that the objective of the right wing was to destroy the Obama Presidency.

Gingrich made it clear that the Republican Party's goal is for the Administration to fail miserably, so that the GOP can make a Jacobin coup in the 2010 midterm elections, just as in 1994, when two years of partisan warfare against President Bill Clinton brought Gingrich's GOP Jacobins into the majority in both Houses of Congress. The Limbaugh-Gingrich strategy is drawn, precisely, from the American Liberty League's assault on FDR. Now, as then, the goal is Schachtian fascism, crushing austerity, and a Wall Street dictatorship over the United States, on London's behalf.

The Soros-London Drug Offensive

The asssault against the Obama Presidency is also coming from within ostensibly Democratic Party circles, led by British agent and self-confessed wartime Nazi collaborator, George Soros. Soros has poured untold millions of dollars of his illegal offshore profits into the campaign to legalize drugs in the United States—at the very moment that London is conducting an Opium War offensive against the U.S.A. Since being rebuffed by the Obama Administration, as he openly complained in a recent Financial Times feature, Soros has intensified his drive for the dope destruction of America, pushing legalization referenda in a number of states, including a bill in California that would legalize and tax cannabis production, on the grounds that it will help balance the state's budget.

This dope offensive has the full backing of London, as proclaimed in the March 7-13 edition of the City's flagship magazine The Economist, whose cover-story was headlined, "How to stop the drug wars."

The lead editorial began with a nostalgic reference to the 19th-Century Opium Wars: "A hundred years ago a group of foreign diplomats gathered in Shanghai for the first-ever international effort to ban trade in a narcotic drug. On February 26th 1909 they agreed to set up the International Opium Commission—just a few decades after Britain had fought a war with China to assert its right to peddle the stuff. Many other bans of mood-altering drugs have followed. In 1998 the UN General Assembly committed member countries to achieving a 'drug-free world' and to 'eliminating or significantly reducing' the production of opium, cocaine and cannabis by 2008.

"That is the kind of promise," the editorial continued, "that politicians love to make. It assuages the sense of moral panic that has been the handmaiden of prohibition for a century. It is intended to reassure the parents of teenagers across the world. Yet it is a hugely irresponsible promise, because it cannot be fulfilled.... In fact the war on drugs has been a disaster, creating failed states in the developing world even as addiction has flourished in the rich world. By any sensible measure, this 100-year struggle has been illiberal, murderous and pointless. That is why The Economist continues to believe that the least bad policy is to legalise drugs."

If there were ever any doubt as to where George Soros's sophistry comes from, the London magazine presented the identical argument for legalization of every mind-destroying drug that their Nazi stooge pumps out with his millions of dollars in propaganda. "Legalisation would not only drive away the gangsters," The Economist lied, "it would transform drugs from a law-and-order problem into a public health problem, which is how they ought to be treated. Governments would tax and regulate the drug trade, and use the funds raised (and the billions saved on law-enforcement) to educate the public about the risks of drug-taking and to treat addiction." The Economist candidly admitted that legalization would likely increase the level of drug abuse. But, they ultimately conclude, what of it?

"Although some illegal drugs are extremely dangerous to some people, most are not especially harmful. (Tobacco is more addictive than virtually all of them.) Most consumers of illegal drugs, including cocaine and even heroin, take them only occasionally. They do so because they derive enjoyment from them (as they do from whiskey or a Marlboro Light). It is not the state's job to stop them from doing so."

This London-Soros dope offensive against the Obama Administration comes at the very moment that a narco-insurgency is being waged on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, modelled precisely on the British Opium Wars. Mexican drug cartels are running slave plantations in both countries, producing the marijuana that Soros and London would legalize; and they are conducting military-scale operations, which, in some cases, outgun local law enforcement and even the Mexican military.

The Brown-Blair Fabian Offensive

In sync with the Wall Street right-wing attacks on the Presidency, and the Soros opium war drive, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former Prime Minister Tony Blair sailed into Washington last week, to throw their weight behind the assault on the Presidency.

As widely reported in the British media, Brown's efforts to capture President Obama for London's agenda of massive bailout of the financial system, hyperinflation, and Schachtian austerity, failed miserably. The President and the First Lady made clear their disdain for the British leader and his policies, prompting a wave of vicious personal slanders in the London media.

Daily Telegraph scribbler James Delingpole, the author of a book-length attack on the Obama Presidency, published by the American right-wing Regnery publishing house, whose roots trace back to the American Liberty League circles of the 1930s, accused the First Lady of being a modern "Lady Macbeth," who induced her husband to slight the British Prime Minister. "Was 'Lady Macbeth' Behind Barack Obama's Snub of Gordon Brown?" he wrote on March 5, denouncing the President's "double insult—first the sending back of the Winston Churchill bust, then his snub to Gordon Brown."

The Daily Telegraph's top correspondent in Washington, Tim Shipman, who warned for days before Brown's arrival of a deep strain in the Anglo-American "Special Relationship" equated the Brown-Obama White House session with that accorded "a visiting head of a minor African state."

Yet, while Brown was taking the heat for his failed mission to bond with the new American leader, Blair, accompanied by Britain's leading climate change hoaxster, Lord Nicholas Stern, was staging a closed-door Capitol Hill session, with top lawmakers, governors, and corporate CEOs, to peddle his green fascist agenda of carbon swaps and deindustrialization. The Blair/Stern mission aimed to put enormous heat on the White House to fall in line with London's plans to hijack the G-20 heads of state meeting in London in April, to avoid the kind of global financial reorganization and reregulation plan that is of the highest urgency, in favor of an agenda dominated by the bogus threat of global warming. Leading Members of Congress, from both parties, genuflected in front of Blair, declaring him the "leader of the world" and similar babble. The British sleeper networks of agents and dupes in America have been activated, to add to the gang-up on the President.

And, like FDR, President Obama has already discovered that some of his most vicious enemies are among the leaders of his own Democratic Party in the Congress, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), and Senate Banking Committee chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.).

These Wall Street Democrats, who have already sabotaged White House efforts to launch a genuine infrastructure investment and job-creation program, are no different than FDR's American Liberty League enemies, including J.P. Morgan operative and onetime Democratic Party chairman John Raskob, former Democratic Presidential nominee Al Smith, and former Democratic National Committee official and Liberty League chairman, Jouett Shouse.

Inciting the Military

Until its plot was exposed by Gen. Smedley Darlington Butler, and probed by the McCormack-Dickstein Committee, a special Congressional panel on Nazi activities in America, the American Liberty League sought to overthrow the Roosevelt Administration, through a military putsch, modelled explicitly on the actions of Mussolini's Fascisti and the French Croix de Feu (Cross of Fire).

Today, again, the London propaganda machine is churning out lies aimed at provoking a military revolt against Obama. This effort was signaled on March 7, in a London Daily Telegraph piece, headlined "Barack Obama May Subject U.S. Troops to International Criminal Court." The author, Gerald Warner, fabricated the following account: "The signs are that the grandstanding Barack Obama is preparing to subject the U.S. to the jurisdiction of the ICC.... The next logical step is for the U.S. to sign up for the International Criminal Court. That would flatter Obama's ego as the conscience of the world. It would also put U.S. servicemen at the mercy of any America-hating opportunist who might choose to arraign them on trumped-up charges before an alien court whose judges are likely to be ill-disposed towards America, too."

Not only is the report of President Obama wanting to join the ICC, rump, self-proclaimed world court spawned by the World Federalist/Fabian Society and funded by Soros, a lie. Since his election last November, Obama has gone out of his way to include the U.S. military establishment in his inner national security team, appointing a retired four-star Marine general, James Jones, as his National Security Advisor, retaining Robert Gates as his Secretary of Defense, and consulting frequently with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The transparent efforts to orchestrate a confrontation between the military and the White House, which was a cornerstone of Wall Street's war on FDR, and was repeated, in the 1990s, in London's warfare against President Bill Clinton, is yet another key sign of London's intent to destroy the Obama Presidency by whatever means necessary.

Under these circumstances, as Lyndon LaRouche has repeatedly warned, the very survival of humanity depends on the U.S. President being defended against the onslaught from London and Wall Street. FDR understood this clearly, and took great pride in the fact that he was the most hated enemy of Wall Street, constantly assailing the "economic royalists" who would destroy the United States of the Federal Constitution and, notably, its General Welfare clause.

Roosevelt defeated the American Liberty League coup plots and economic warfare assaults, and crushed Wall Street and London's Fascist and Nazi plans for worldwide Schachtian dictatorship and the end of the Westphalian nation-state system. Nothing short of an all-out confrontation with those same forces today will save the United States and the world as a whole from a plunge into a New Dark Age, a collapse that has already been underway since the Summer of 2007. This is the existential issue for humanity today, and this is why LaRouche has declared war on those who would sink the Obama Presidency.

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