Two major British Sunday newspapers—the Observer and the Independent—published black propaganda stories today, claiming that the outpouring of opposition to the President's health care "reforms" is coming from a rabid rightwing extremist movement, that could attempt to assassinate the President. Lyndon LaRouche promptly denounced these British stories, warning that if there is any attempt to assassinate the President, it will come from top circles in London, who are furious at President Barack Obama, for flubbing the British demands to impose fascism on the United States.
Writing in the Independent, Rupert Cornwell touted a recent study by the ADL-allied Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), claiming a massive increase in radical militia activity as proof that a major domestic terrorist attack or a direct hit on Obama is likely. "As one SPLC official puts it, every element is in place for a 'perfect storm' of home-grown extremism. For the first time, the detested federal government is run by a black man. A struggling economy fuels discontent, with illegal immigrants accused of stealing American jobs. The military, long a breeding ground of the far right, is sending home veterans in vast numbers. Finally, there is the internet, which simultaneously propagates and intensifies the feelings of true believers—and the conspiracy theories they devour. The US has always had a taste for conspiracy theories, but rarely as now."
Writing in the Observer, the Sunday edition of the Fabian Society-linked Guardian newspaper, Paul Harris was even more blunt. In an article headlined, "Fears for Barack Obama's safety as healthcare debate fuels extremism," Harris wrote, "Welcome to the disturbing new face of the radical right in America. Across the country, extremism is surging, inflamed by conservative talkshow hosts, encouraged by Republican leaders and propagating a series of wild conspiracy theories. Many fear it might end in tragedy... Such extremism is becoming a major security issue, prompting fears of an attack on Obama's life or some other incident of domestic terrorism." Harris not only cited the same Southern Poverty Law Center study as did the Independent's Cornwell. He interviewed Chip Berlet, the sexually ambiguous longtime slanderer of Lyndon LaRouche, who cackled, "This is a very dangerous situation that can spin off 'lone wolf' individuals who decide now is the time to act against people they see as an enemy."
Lyndon LaRouche agreed there is a threat against the President's life, but not from the so-called extremist fringe in America. LaRouche warned that any attack on Obama would come from the British, "who have a long history of assassinating American Presidents, from Abraham Lincoln, to William McKinley, to John F. Kennedy."
LaRouche warned, "There is a threat to President Obama from the British, who are angry at his failure to bring fascism to America. It is estimated that the greatest danger to the life of the President is from a British assassination, aimed at attracting sympathy to the dead man's cause. Were this to happen, it would represent a new 9/11 attack, with even more devastating consequences.
"We want the President safe. Unless he changes his policies in the immediate days ahead, he will become an ever increasing object of hatred from the American people. We want to assure his safety, because there should be no guilt associated with hatred for the President's horrible policies, from bailing out Wall Street, to his so-called health care reforms."
LaRouche hit back at both Cornwell and Harris: "These guys are spreading degenerate lies. They are lying about the American people, and lying about the actual popular upheaval against policies that will kill. The American people do not want to be killed, and these two British writers are stupid jerks who don't know the first thing about what is going on here. In point of fact, the people putting out this kind of propaganda are doing the most to set up the conditions for such an attack on the President. The citizens showing up at the town hall meetings around the country are showing a decent respect for the person of the President, while voicing their strong opposition to the policies he is promoting. The lying claims of racism are exactly the opposite of the truth. The made-in-London policies being promoted by this Administration are where the racism is to be found—hatred of the human race."
LaRouche concluded, "The British may very well be attempting to orchestrate U.S. politics by assassination. It would be dangerous to deny this. That is why I am speaking out, as a responsible public figure, now. If anything happens to the President, you can start with the assumption that the orders came from London. Preemptive exposure is the best insurance against something happening to the President."