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LaRouche Denounces Obama's Homicidal Hypocrisy

Feb. 13, 2012 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

Lyndon LaRouche today denounced President Barack Obama's "homicidal hypocrisy" in the strongest possible terms, following revelations that al-Qaeda has fully endorsed and joined the Western-led coalition to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power:

"At every public opportunity, Obama touts himself as the President who killed Osama bin Laden."

"But now we have concrete evidence that al-Qaeda members have been infiltrated into Syria from Iraq to carry out atrocities, targeting the civilian population, as well as government officials. This is the height of homicidal hypocrisy—just what we have come to expect from our Nero-like narcissist President."

On Feb. 10, the McClatchy News Service published a report by Washington, D.C. correspondent Jonathan Landay, confirming from U.S. intelligence officials that al-Qaeda was responsible for a string of suicide bombings in Damascus and Aleppo, that killed hundreds of civilians and wounded many more.

The Landay report began:

"The Iraqi branch of al-Qaeda, seeking to exploit the bloody turmoil in Syria to reassert its potency, carried out two recent bombings in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and likely was behind suicide bombings Friday [Feb. 10] that killed at least 28 people in the largest city, Aleppo, U.S. officials told McClatchy. The officials cited U.S. intelligence reports on the incidents, which appear to verify Syrian President Bashar Assad's charges of al-Qaeda involvement in the 11-month uprising against his rule."

The very day that al-Qaeda carried out the two suicide bombings in Aleppo, President Obama repeated his denunciation of President Assad, calling for his removal from power and accusing him of "outrageous bloodshed."

In effect, al-Qaeda has been once again integrated into U.S. and NATO covert operations. It was during the long Afghanistan War from 1979-1990 that al-Qaeda was created, as part of the U.S., British and Saudi Arabian sponsored "Mujahideen" operations to drive the Soviet Red Army out of the country. More recently, al-Qaeda allies from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group were an integral part of the U.S.- and NATO-led coalition that ousted Muammar Qaddafi from power and then executed him, while in custody.

Two days after the publication of the Landay exposé of al-Qaeda's role in the violent campaign to overthrow Assad, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the co-founder and nominal head of al-Qaeda, issued an eight-minute video, calling for a Jihad against the Assad government, thus further confirming the U.S. intelligence estimates of the group's on-the-ground operations in Syria.

LaRouche demanded:

"What the hell does Obama think he is doing, aligning with these al-Qaeda murderers—and so openly? Hasn't he been briefed on 9/11?"

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