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LaRouche: Obama's in a Corner—
Move To Impeach Him Now

Dec. 26, 2012 (EIRNS)—American statesman Lyndon LaRouche struck a note of optimism in his Dec. 21 webcast, telling his audience that there were signs of significant forces at work against the Obama presidency, both on the strategic and economic fronts. On the former, there is clear blowback from exposure of the Obama administration's complicity in the Benghazi atrocity, which has opened the door to the President's impeachment a little wider. This has everything to do with Lyndon LaRouche PAC's strategic intervention on Obama's alliance with al-Qaeda, but has also brought in other forces. On the second, the threat of another implosion of the bankrupt world financial system, particularly the derivatives bubble, has put more oomph behind the drive for immediate implementation of Glass-Steagall regulation.

LaRouche's evaluation on Obama's vulnerability on what is called Benghazigate came in the immediate wake of both the Rep. Walter Jones/Charles Rangel press conference in Washington, D.C., and hearings held in the House and Senate on the security failures which led to the murder of Ambassador Stevens, and three additional U.S. personnel. The House hearings, in particular, led to some pointed questioning about the Administration's collusion with al-Qaeda, both in its Libya policy, and in support for the rebels in Syria.

Congressmen Ed Royce (R-CA), and Ted Poe (R-TX) both asked if the Obama administration had authorized providing guns to the rebels through Qatar: There are reports that the U.S. may have given tacit approval for guns to be smuggled from Qatar to Libya to be used by the Libyan rebels. Is that true? State Department spokesman William Burns, filling in for Hillary Clinton, would only say: A lot of arms floated into the hands of the rebel groups during the overthrow of Qaddafi. Poe pressed the point: Was the U.S. involved in providing the weapons used in the Benghazi attack? Have these weapons now been sent to Syria?

The most powerful question then came from Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH), who asked about the February 17th Brigade, which was supposed to protect the consulate. When the attack occurred, they ran. Was it cowardice or something more nefarious? She then quoted from Joan Neuhaus Schaan, a fellow in Homeland Security and Terrorism at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, who is cited in the Lyndon LaRouche PAC Updated Fact Sheet. Rep. Schmidt said that Schaan had written that the Feb. 17th Brigade is connected to Al Qaeda. Have we looked at who their friends are, whom they are linked to?

In a press conference Dec. 21, Republican Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) demanded more answers, especially on the Administration's coverup of al-Qaeda's dominance of Libya, a dominance which had been reported for months before the Sept. 11 disaster.

On the economic front, LaRouche was pointing to a recent surfacing in London of a new push for complete bank separation—a push which has been muted since last summer's offensive by the Financial Times and certain leading international bankers.

In light of these developments, LaRouche concluded, both in the webcast and his Dec. 24 discussion with the National Electoral Policy committee, that now is the time for an escalation of the campaign to impeach the President, before he has a chance to do irreparable harm to the United States, even, potentially, by detonating a thermonuclear confrontation with Russia. This must be followed by the immediate implementation of Glass-Steagall, and the full three-part program Lyndon LaRouche PAC has laid out.