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Momentum Builds from 9/11 Families’ JASTA Rally in Washington. Obama’s Goose May be Cooked!

Sept. 12, 2016 (EIRNS)—Yesterday’s very successful rallies in front of the White House and the Senate, demanding enactment of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) and excoriating Barack Obama for siding with the Saudis, have unleashed a momentum that could finish off Barack Obama if his expected veto of JASTA is overridden.

In the wake of the rallies, leaders of the 9/11 families’ organization are today holding continuous meetings with members of Congress amidst widespread recognition, not only of the families’ courageous actions over the past four years, but also the crucial role played by the LaRouche movement, in fighting for the release of the 28 pages of the Joint Congressional Inquiry and putting the screws on Congress to provide justice to the 9/11 families and the American population more broadly. As Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) admitted to Roll Call, Congress’s override of Obama’s veto of the JASTA bill, is "a fait accompli"—and Corker has been desperately working with the White House to amend the JASTA bill to make it less "hostile" to the Saudis.

Last night, Hispan-TV produced a nice, two-minute clip of the rally in front of the White House, showing the marchers and their colorful posters, pictures, and pointed slogans, and interviewed 9/11 families’ leader Terry Strada as well as Matt Ogden of Executive Intelligence Review, and Jessica White, from the Manhattan Project.

Additional press coverage today is widespread—both positive and accurate, with many quotes from the marchers, who are furious at Obama. A sampling of the headlines of straightforward and positive coverage: "9/11 Families demonstrate outside White House over JASTA Politics on the Hudson," (The Lohud Journal News); "Congress Urges Obama To Act on Lawsuit Bill" (Washington Times); "Families Protest at White House, Ask Obama to Sign Bill Allowing Them to Sue Saudi Arabia," with a kicker reading, "Family members say it’s ‘mind boggling’ and ridiculous they have to protest." (U.S. News & World Report); "Why Families of 9/11 Victims Feel Betrayed by Obama," (McClatchy DC).

These articles portray family members’ anger, both against Obama and against members of Congress who’ve sided with him and the Saudis in trying to obstruct or stall on JASTA. Several marchers who were interviewed, pointed to the lobbying efforts by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Capitol Hill, and blasted those such as "Little Old Lady from South Carolina (LOLSC), Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham or Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) for colluding with him against the American people.