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Obama's Joplin Lies Demand His Removal

June 1, 2011 (EIRNS)—Speaking to a grieving crowd in Joplin, Missouri on May 29, after the tornado that flattened the city a week before, President Barack Obama said:

"We do not have the capacity to answer. We can't know when a terrible storm will strike, or where, or the severity of the devastation that it may cause. We can't know why we're tested with the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a home where we've lived a lifetime. These things are beyond our power to control...."

Obama is lying when he once again denies that we have the power to forecast, and protect ourselves against, serious storms like the tornado that hit Joplin. He knows perfectly well that he, and his Administration, cancelled the programs that could forecast such weather events. People died as a result of his decisions.

LaRouche PAC-TV and EIR have repeatedly identified some of the programs that Obama cut, such as the weather satellites and other Earth orbiters which provide vital data for forecasting major weather events. On top of that, on Feb. 15, Dan Sobien, president of the National Weather Service employees organization, issued a statement about the impact that the 2011 budget deal which the President made with the Republicans, would have on his agency's operations. "Lives will be lost," he said, if these 30% cuts in the National Weather Service budget go through.

So, the President knew what the result would be. He is either clinically insane, or he is knowingly taking actions that will lead to the preventable deaths of American citizens.

In either case, President Obama must be removed from office now! He is implicated in gross criminal negligence, either because of his insanity or his lying. He is fully eligible for being thrown out of office on the basis of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides for the orderly replacement of a President deemed "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office." The only alternative is impeachment, on the basis of his committing multiple acts tantamount to treason, and "other high crimes and misdemeanors."