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Berwick, Blair, Obama, and Hitler

Jan. 11, 2011 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LaRouche PAC).

Lyndon LaRouche today denounced what he called a "widespread fraud, perpetrated by much of the press," attempting to blame former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, among others, for creating the "climate of hate" that led to Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Arizona. Within hours of the Saturday morning shooting spree by 22-year old Jared Loughner, at a campaign appearance by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), a media propaganda barrage, led by the New York Times, the London Guardian, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, and others, targeted Palin and other critics of the Obama Administration's Nazi-modeled so-called health care reform bill, as politically and morally responsible for the shootings.

"The mere idea that critics of Obama's Nazi-modeled euthanasia policy should be held accountable for this crime is, in itself, criminal. The basic facts, known to anyone who cares to look," LaRouche explained, "are that President Obama imposed a so-called health care reform, manufactured in Britain by Sir Donald Berwick and then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, that was modeled, precisely, on Adolph Hitler's 1939 T-4 program for euthanasia and genocide against targeted segments of the German population, who were deemed 'lives no longer worth living' by the Nazis. The doctors and other Nazi officials who were the authors and executors of the T-4 program, beginning in September-October 1939, were later tried, convicted, and hung at Nuremberg, for crimes against humanity."

LaRouche continued.

"How can anyone be criticized for opposing outright crimes against humanity, modeled on Hitler's own T-4 program? This is the media fraud to which I am referring. The New York Times, the Fabian Society's London Guardian, and others, propose that it is a crime to attack those perpetrating a revival of the very Nuremberg crimes that led the Nazi Doctors to the gallows after World War II. This is the mentality inside the U.S. government today, including inside the U.S. Congress. They show a zeal to commit the crimes of Hitler, because it is so important to save money for the continued bailout of London and Wall Street, that people must die, needlessly. There are some elements of the corrupt U.S. and British media who say that those condemning Hitler-style genocide are annoying them.

"I do not know the circumstances of Rep. Giffords' voting in favor of the T-4 Obamacare bill. I do know that Congressional Democrats came under massive pressure from the White House, and from President Obama, personally, to pass this euthanasia bill. The President was fully witting in this revival of Nazi policies, transmitted through Britain, where Tony Blair's N.I.C.E. (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) first revived the T-4 program through the National Health Service. Donald Berwick, President Obama's current chief health care policy advisor, as chairman of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was an architect of the Blair revival of Hitlerian euthanasia in Britain, and he is now working with President Obama to impose the identical policies here in the United States—targeting the elderly, the chronically ill, and other of the most vulnerable among us."

Palin in the Cross-Hairs

LaRouche noted the speed with which Sarah Palin was targeted by the liberal press, ostensibly for posting a list of 20 incumbent Members of Congress who backed the Obamacare bill, and were therefore targeted for defeat in the November 2010 elections. During the fight over the Obama health care bill, Palin had rightly denounced the bill for promoting "death panels" that would deny care to the elderly and to those with life-threatening conditions, on the grounds that care would be "too costly." Indeed, the final bill, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama, created an Independent Payments Advisory Board (IPAB), delegated with precisely those "death panel" powers. The backlash against the "death panels" did, however, force the President to remove section 1233 of the draft bill, that would have established government-financed "end of life counselling" for Medicare and Medicaid recipients.

When President Obama's CMA chief, Sir Donald Berwick, attempted to reinstate section 1233 through regulatory means, a public backlash threatened repeal of the entire Obamacare bill. The President backed down from the "1233" regulation authorizing annual end-of-life counselling, but he left in place the incentives for curtailing care, plus multiple methods for eliminating treatment for the sick and elderly, such as the IPAB, comparative effectiveness research, "quality outcomes" reporting, and the like, which Berwick promotes. Notably, Berwick was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II, for his work on Britain's own T-4 program, N.I.C.E.

LaRouche concluded:

"I am struck by the speed with which the usual corrupt media outlets here and in Britain launched their coordinated campaign against Palin and other critics of President Obama's Nazi-modeled policies. It is as if they were waiting for precisely such a heinous incident to occur, to attack those criticizing the attempted revival of Hitlerian euthanasia. I wish I could say that I am shocked at this disgusting behavior, but I am not. The J.P. Morgan-backed New York Times and the Fabian Society-linked Guardian have a long track record of support for such outright genocidal policies. The Guardian was the chief booster of Tony Blair, when he was Prime Minister, and pushed through his N.I.C.E. program of premeditated targeted denial of life-saving medical care, for purely austerity reasons. These were Nuremberg crimes between 1939 and 1945, and they are still Nuremberg crimes today."