9/11 Accomplices vie for US Presidency

9/11 Accomplices vie for US Presidency
Obama and McCain campaigns fan "war on terrorism" hysteria

By Larry Chin

Global Research, September 7, 2008

In his much-ballyhooed acceptance speech, Barack Obama declared that he would "finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11". If Obama wishes to be true to his promise, he could begin with his own running mate, Senator Joe Biden.

Biden and the ISI chief

Biden was one of several top Washington officials who met with Lieutenant General Mahmoud Ahmad, the head of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) on and around September 11, 2001.

The ISI is a foreign branch of the CIA. "Al-Qaeda" is a covert operation that is managed by Anglo-American military-intelligence. Ahmad, the "9/11 money man" who delivered funds to alleged lead suicide hijacker Mohammed Atta prior to the attacks, met personally with Biden on September 13, 2001.

This case, detailed in Michel Chossodovsky’s Political Deception: Missing Link Behind 9/11, remains one of hundreds of smoking guns revealing direct US connections to 9/11, for which Biden has never provided a credible explanation.

At the same time that he was meeting with a man directly connected to the alleged hijackers, Biden was among the loudest and most bellicose voices joining Bush-Cheney for the bombing of Afghanistan, in retaliation for 9/11. Biden expressed an interest in "personally shooting Osama bin Laden". Not surprisingly, John McCain expressed the same post-9/11 bloodlust, in his infamous editorial, "War is hell. Let's get on with it."

Biden’s tune has remained unchanged, to this day. He wants to "finish the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban", and (in language that appears to be the new neoliberal "talking point") "take out the ones who actually attacked us on 9/11".

The fact that Biden and McCain, two major shills for the "war on terrorism" lie, are vying for White House power speaks for itself.

When recently confronted by an independent journalist about his meeting with Mahmoud Ahmad, Biden offered a series of non-sequitors, and then had his security guards escort the inquiring individual away.

Biden the insider

Dirty politics and back-door deals are nothing new for Biden, the perfect neoliberal establishment insider who has made a career of opportunism, obstruction, and political cover-up.

Biden, the senator of Delaware, the largest tax haven for corporations in the US, has played a key role in virtually every major US policy decision over the past two decades. Every military conflict. Supreme Court confirmations. Cabinet confirmations. Judiciary appointments. Congressional probes (cover-ups) of major political scandals.

Biden, a longtime Council on Foreign Relations stalwart, is a leading architect of "Homeland Security". He considers his "national security credentials" to be "unimpeachable".

Joe Biden and his longtime Senate colleague and war criminal/Keating Five "friend" McCain are as responsible for the current world crisis as anyone else alive.

Obama’s bombastic deception

If Barack Obama genuinely wishes to "take out" those who "actually attacked us" on 9/11, he would "take out" the legions of elite sponsors who have made his own rise to power possible.

He could begin with his own foreign policy guru, super-elite Zbigniew Brzezinski, the virtual creator of Islamic terrorism during the Carter administration, who suggested that a Pearl Harbor-like attack, a "massive and widely perceived external threat" would be useful; the man whose vision of "American primacy" and destablization across the Eurasian "Grand Chessboard" has been a lifelong obsession.

Obama might also "take out" the Clintons, and other neoliberal bigwigs supporting his campaign, given the fact that they were instrumental in sowing the seeds of 9/11 throughout the 1990s. Obama should "take out" members of Bush-Cheney, and members of Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and a worldwide legion of covert operatives, policy advisors, think tank figures (Project for a New American Century, etc.), and oil executives who "lit the match". He might also tell the truth about the global war for oil.

Obama, of course, will do nothing of the sort. (And Bush-Cheney will not be prosecuted, no matter what he and Biden say on the campaign trail to the contrary.)

Obama will do nothing. He will leave intact the abomination of the Patriot Act, permit illegal surveilliance, torture and renditions. He will endorse the cover-up of the 9/11 Commission, and deepen the militarization of the US homeland.

The winner of the 2008 election: the Big Lie

In the book The Iran-Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan Era by Jonathan Marshall, Peter Dale Scott, and Jane Hunter, the authors describe how the combination of government recalcitrance and public acquiescence hampered attempts to limit presidential power and CIA abuses in the 1970s and 1980s.

One telling passage quotes Joe Biden:

"And when legislators tried to write a new CIA charter to limit presidential powers and check abuses, [President Jimmy] Carter’s people fought every inch of the way. Exhausted liberals caved in. To complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union, that the proposed charter was too permissive, Senator Joseph Biden (D-Del) said, "Let me tell you something, fellas. The folks don’t care. The average American could care less right now about any of this. You keep talking about public concern. There ain’t none."

Today, Bush-Cheney and the respective presidential campaigns hold the people of the world in even greater contempt.

The election is already over.

The bipartisan consensus responsible for the "war on terrorism" lie has never been more ironclad. The next presidential administration will be a continuation of the Bush-Cheney nightmare---in substance, if not in style.

The only thing left to be decided (besides the exact choreography of the final electronic vote fraud) is which lie about "change", which brand of poison to pour down the throats of the American populace.

Will it be the classic neoliberal establishment deception of Obama-Biden?

Or the more overt insult and slap in the face, and the most cynical appeal to the lowest of lowest common denominators: the insane and deeply corrupt John McCain, and the deeply corrupt insane, willfully stupid (George W. Bush-like), vitriol-spewing psychopath Sarah Palin (whose chief qualification appears to be her direct criminal ties to Alaskan energy interests)?

The "Big Lie" comes with both.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre for Research on Globalization. The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Centre for Research on Globalization will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.

To become a Member of Global Research

The CRG grants permission to cross-post original Global Research articles on community internet sites as long as the text & title are not modified. The source and the author's copyright must be displayed. For publication of Global Research articles in print or other forms including commercial internet sites, contact: crgeditor@yahoo.com

www.globalresearch.ca contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of "fair use" in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than "fair use" you must request permission from the copyright owner.

For media inquiries: crgeditor@yahoo.com

© Copyright Larry Chin, Global Research, 2008

The url address of this article is: www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=10099

© Copyright 2005-2007 GlobalResearch.ca
Web site engine by Polygraphx Multimedia © Copyright 2005-2007

The Spell

I have come to the realization that most people are not interested in truth if they think it might interfere with their ability to hoard money.

There seems to be a pattern & practice wherein the Democrats

get the White House for 4 or 8 years, followed in turn by the Republicans, and so on.

In general, the Rupublicans are brazen warmongers & hostile to all opposition. When people become very sick of this, the Democrats are ushered into power.

The Dems then do similarly evil things, but in a more secret, "liberal" manner often based on "principle." (As in Bill Clinton's bombing of Serbia--very sneaky, under the pretext of "saving" Kosovo. http://www.fff.org/freedom/0101e.asp )

Consider mass emailing truth messages. More info here: http://www.911blogger.com/node/13321

'Humanitarian,' 'multilateral'

Ah, but don't you see? 'The Europeans' and 'NATO' were with 'us' when it came to Kosovo--that makes it alright, doesn't it?

Today's thought process for too many supposedly 'antiwar' liberals:

Unilateral imperialism--bad!;
Multilateral imperialism, with our 'friends,' under the guise of 'humanitiarianism'--good! more!

Never mind that Milosevic was a much milder tyrant compared to Saddam.


This is such an excellent essay. I don't think I've seen a duff one by Larry Chin -- he's always succinct and right on the money, not mincing words one bit. But it's frightening stuff, just the same, for example: "The election is already over. The bipartisan consensus responsible for the "war on terrorism" lie has never been more ironclad. The next presidential administration will be a continuation of the Bush-Cheney nightmare---in substance, if not in style." I'm afraid I share that pessimistic (realistic) outlook.

The Gerald Ford factor

Russ Hallberg

My primary purpose in posting this article was to show that we should not stop our efforts to expose 911 truth, even if there is a Democratic presidential victory in November.

Joe Biden may have been inserted onto the Democratic ticket because of fear of 911 truth. Gerald Ford was placed into the vice Presidency and then Presidency. This was at a time when the truth of the JFK assassination was being revealed. Gerald Ford was on the Warren Commision and originated the "magic bullet" theory. Ford had a personal stake in protecting the JFK assassination cover up.

911 insider Biden has a personal stake in the 911 cover up. If the Democrats win the White House, Joe Biden will do all he can to suppress 911 truth. However, 911 is not the JFK assassination and we will be victorious. All we have to do is persevere.

PS I'm hopelessly optimistic!

Saying it is so, don't make it so...

Mr. Chin offers several accusations of guilt by association, and for sure with Biden, his long gov service probably embroils him in quite a few unsavory positions, but the fact that he met with pakistan isi on sept 13, 2001 doesn't prove in any way, shape or manner that he was complicit with the plot. I don't intend to vote for these guys, so my opinion is not a partisan one.

NY we are change confronted him about this meeting asking why Ahmad wasn't detained. He had diplomatic immunity. That still IS a common courtesy in international relations, regardless of how unsavory that person might be.

Chin doesn't offer anything at all in proof that Biden knew of Ahmad's money transfer. That a high level US official is meeting with a high level official from Pakistan is not in and of itself proof that something nefarious went down. Of course, maybe something did go down, but just the fact that they met proves nothing.

At least one of the liberties we once enjoyed in this country is being innocent until proven guilty. Guilt by association, with no proof, is not a particularly sound way to pass judgement. Gather the facts. Substantiate the accusation before jumping to conclusions. Chin doesn't do that, not in this essay.