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Schiller Conference Features Exposé of Lies About Syria

Sept. 13, 2016 (EIRNS)—On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the Schiller Institute held a conference in midtown Manhattan titled “Securing World Peace Through Embracing the Common Aims of Mankind,” attended by many members of the UN diplomatic community and political activists. The opening remarks were provided by the Schiller Institute’s Dennis Speed, who also moderated the powerful, 3-1/2 hour event, and its call to seize this historic turning point to bring about an urgent, fundamental change in U.S. foreign policy.

The keynote address was delivered by Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche in a pre-taped video presentation in which she called for putting an end to geopolitics once and for all. She was followed by Jeffrey Steinberg of EIR, who applauded the LaRouche movement’s success in organizing apparent miracles, such as the unanimous passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) bill and the earlier July 2016 release of the 28 pages of the Congressional Report on the Saudi role in 9/11. He called on the participants to organize to bring about more such miracles, including the passage of Glass-Steagall.

The rest of the conference agenda was devoted to the crisis in Syria. Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark struck the theme of peace and expressed hope that the U.S.-Russian agreement on a ceasefire in Syria which had been announced less than 24 hours before would be a turning point. Next, Virginia State Senator Richard Black gave an in-depth presentation on “The Background on the Syrian War,” using photos and images from his recent trip to Syria to explode many of the myths and lies which have been used to further the war in that country and the region.

Following the Senator, the Schiller Institute was honored to present the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, Ambassador Bashar al-Ja’afari. He provided a historical discussion of the creation of Wahhabism in the 18th century, and with great passion exposed many of the specific lies and operations, including by the mass media, that have been run against Syria up through the present time.

The meeting concluded with a pre-recorded video message from Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), who has played a central role in the release of the 28 pages and the passage of JASTA, as well as in sponsoring Glass-Steagall legislation.

The full video presentations can be viewed at www.schillerinstitute.org.