From Volume 37, Issue 15 of EIR Online, Published Apr. 16, 2010

United States News Digest

LaRouche Was Right: Obama 'Health Care' is Genocide for Everybody

April 9 (EIRNS)—It's not just Medicare and seniors that are targetted under Obama's Nazi deathcare scheme.

In a column in today's Wall Street Journal, former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey points out that under the new health-care law, nearly everyone is required to enroll in a "qualified plan;" and then, the law says that these plans can only pay doctors who follow whatever guidelines the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) imposes to improve health-care "quality." This, McCaughey argues, "covers everything in medicine. Never before has the federal government dictated how doctors treat privately insured patients," except in certain narrowly specified areas.

The crucial —and point she makes, is that the Obama bill imposes Federal "quality" (read "comparative effective research," statistically based "outcomes," etc.) on virtually all medical care provided to all patients.

Secondarily, McCaughey argues that, were the Supreme Court to be consistent with its previous rulings in assisted suicide and abortion cases, it would overturn such Federal interference in "privacy" and into the doctor-patient relationship.

In reality, the mass-strike process in the citizenry will determine the future of this genocide plan, rather than legalistic precedent.

Issa Warns Administration: Come Clean on Sestak Affair

April 8 (EIRNS)—The White House counsel's office failed to meet an April 5 deadline for answering questions from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) about investigating the role of the White House in offering Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) a high-level administration job in exchange for his not running against Sen. Arlen Specter (D). Sestak was an opponent of the Obamacare health bill.

On April 5, White House press spokesman Robert Gibbs declined to say, in response to a journalist's question, whether the Administration would support the naming of a special prosecutor. Gibbs instead referred back to a March 16 statement in which he said that whatever White House conversations had occurred with Sestak, were "not problematic."

Rep. Issa's spokesman, Kurt Bardella, reports that Issa intends to give the White House one more week. "We're going to give him an extra few days to respond. If they respond and the response is satisfactory, we will be happy to move on."

If there is no response, or the response is unsatisfactory, Issa intends to ask the Attorney General, Eric Holder, to appoint a special prosecutor. Given the stonewalling of the White House on this matter so far, which Issa has described previously as Nixonian, it is highly unlikely that Issa will be satisfied. Will a process leading to Obama's impeachment be set into motion?

Obama Goes Where Bush Feared To Tread: Authorizes Assassination Of U.S. Citizen

April 7 (EIRNS)—The Obama Administration has taken the "extraordinary step" of authorizing the killing of an American citizen, according to media reports. The reported target is the Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, now in Yemen, who was born in the United States and lived here for many years. Not only do unnamed Obama intelligence and counter-intelligence officials acknowledge that it is extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an American to be approved for targeted killing, but a senior legal official in the George W. Bush Administration says he did not know of any American who was approved for killing under the previous President.

The Bush Administration did kill an American citizen in a Predator strike in Yemen in 2002, which was aiming for a foreign citizen said to be an al-Qaeda official, but this was never "elevated" to a formal doctrine by Bush-Cheney.

Constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald in Salon emphasizes that all this is just done on the President's say-so: There is no due process, no charges or trials; no evidence is offered, nor any chance for the accused to deny or refute the charges (which Awlaki has vehemently done). Even right-wing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn't go this far: In the 2004 Hamdi case he said it was unconstitutional for the U.S. government to detain a citizen without some due process, and the Supreme Court as a whole has agreed.

When he was running for President, Obama attacked the Bush Administration's detention of U.S. citizens without charges. Yet, now the Neronic President not only claims the power to imprison an American citizen, but to assassinate a U.S. citizen without any charges or any presentation of evidence.

Obama Appoints Another Fascist Commission To Support Killing Program

April 8 (EIRNS)—President Barack Obama yesterday appointed ten members to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. With the passage of the health-care reform legislation that includes the Independent Medicare Advisory Board to direct cutbacks of life-saving care for the elderly, the Bioethics Commission is now ready to go into action to give the "ethical" seal of approval to this euthanasia.

Last November, when the Administration was preparing to ram his deathcare through Congress, Obama appointed Amy Gutmann as chairman of this Bioethics Commission. The Commission's staffing and launch would await the outcome of his struggle with popular hatred of the deathcare legislation.

Gutmann, currently the president of the University of Pennsylvania, had been founding director of an anti-human bioethics agency at Princeton, called, inappropriately, the University Center for Human Values. As that Princeton center's boss, Gutmann in 1999 had headed a global search for a "star" advocate for genocidal principles to fill the Bioethics chair at the Center.

Gutmann chose Peter Singer, bringing him in from Australia. He had become the world's most famous "bioethicist" by calling for the murder of infants whose disabilities were a burden to their elders, and by his sensational animal-rights attack on the "prejudice" of placing any special value on human life.

The Obama Bioethics Commission, now chaired by Gutmann, is entirely guided by the promotion of euthanasia. Obama's principal medical-reform advisor, Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and chair of bioethics of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has managed the production of pro-murder propaganda in this administration, including the selection of this Commission. Emanuel's understudy and vice chair at NIH Bioethics, Christine Grady, is one of the 10 Commission members just appointed.

Ezekiel Emanuel and Christine Grady are both fellows of the Hastings Center, which was created in the late 1960s with Rockefeller family money to promote the pro-death philosophy of the eugenics and population-control movements.

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