Washington’s Blog | 21 April 2016
Whereas Obama has previously tried in public to downplay his preferences in this area, he has now been forced to display them and has announced to the US population that he sides with Saudi dictator Salman bin Abdulaziz over the 9/11 victims and their families.
Like Bush Jr., Obama has, for his entire tenure at the top of the US social hierarchy, censored the infamous 28 pages of the 9/11 report that are said to implicate the US-backed Saudi state in the 9/11 attacks.
Upon hearing of growing demand in the US for 9/11 lawsuits, Abdulaziz went straight to his trump card and threatened to dump $750 billion in US assets that the strongman controls, forcing Obama into the embarrassing position of having to publicly choose between supporting terrorism and money or legality and justice.
As before, when he chose to rescue Saudi terrorists but not trapped US citizens from US/Saudi blast-zones in Yemen (despite numerous other countries rescuing their own and other nationals), Obama chose money and terror, and announced to the 9/11 victims’ families that the lives of their loved ones are not worth $250 million apiece (750bln/3,000 victims) or the abandonment of terrorism and support for terrorists as the cornerstone tool of US policy.
One can imagine what media outlets of the Western oligarchs would be saying about Putin, whom they seek to overthrow, if he did something like this.
Robert Barsocchini is an internationally published author who focuses on force dynamics, national and global, and also writes professionally for the film industry. Updates on Twitter. Author’s essay ‘The Agility of Tyranny: Historical Roots of Black Lives Matter’.