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A British Trick?: This Is Not the Bernie Sanders He’s Represented Himself To Be

Oct 12, 2015 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

On Sunday Oct. 11, just as Barack Obama was being shown up again, on "60 Minutes," for the aggressive, blustering, but weak "British war President" he’s turned out to be, he received lavish praise from Bernie Sanders on "Meet the Press."

This is, presumably, the Bernie Sanders who wanted a candidate to challenge the "deeply disappointing" Obama, running for re-election, three years ago. The Bernie Sanders who said then, on the Thom Hartman television show:

"There are millions of Americans who are deeply disappointed in the President, who believe that with regard to Social Security and a number of other issues, he said one thing as a candidate, and is doing something very much else as a President; who cannot believe how weak he has been—for whatever reason—in negotiating with the Republicans. And there’s deep disappointment.

"One of the reasons the president has been able to move so far to the right is that there is no primary opposition to him. And I do think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there, to begin contrasting what is a progressive agenda, as opposed to what Obama is doing."

So, candidate Sanders has done a recent flip, one which will hurt him in electoral terms, just as Hillary Clinton has been hurt by appearing to be a mouthpiece for Obama.

It can be noted that Bernie Sanders’ online fundraising is being run by the same leading people who ran the same for Obama in 2007-2008, two of whom have been working for the White House since; and this Obama fundraising operation has boosted Sanders’ fundraising up to Hillary Clinton’s level.

But the more important matter is whether Bernie Sanders has become part of a bigger British trick corrupting the Democratic primary, effectively letting Obama pick its winner, and suppressing the recently dominant dynamic of candidates backing restoration of Glass-Steagall, and pushing other candidates in that direction.

Obama has been an agent of Wall Street/City of London interests, and British wars, throughout his Presidency. Wall Street and London, facing a new financial collapse, want, above all, to crush the Glass-Steagall dynamic out of the election campaign.

The same kind of British tricks were run in Obama’s first campaign for President, and in other campaigns in American history, making them fraudulent.

Is Bernie Sanders reliable? Why did he omit mention on Oct. 11 of his hitherto support of restoring Glass-Steagall? Where is his mind now; where will it be tomorrow?