American statesman Lyndon LaRouche today called on Congress to launch immediate impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama before he starts a thermonuclear world war conflict with Russia and China. Following Vice President Joseph Biden’s visit to Kiev this week, Ukraine’s rump government relaunched a military crackdown against pro-Russian protesters in the east of the country in violation of last week’s Geneva agreement, claiming they had a green light from Washington to launch the military actions. The actions immediately inflamed the situation with Russia, prompting a rapid and stark rebuke of the U.S. by top Russian officials. The same day, Obama, meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared that the U.S. would invoke the U.S.-Japanese mutual defense treaty in the event of a conflict between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Prior to the Obama statement, the U.S. position had been to stay out of the island dispute and offer American mediation to avoid conflict.
LaRouche declared, “These latest provocations should make clear the necessity of impeaching Obama right away. As long as he is in place, there will be more incidents of provocation by him. He is bringing the world closer to thermonuclear war and he does not give a damn. Putin has Obama figured out just right. Somebody in Washington had better get onto this and get Obama out before we get into another war.”
LaRouche continued, referencing the Japan-China island dispute and Obama’s new provocation, “We as a nation are responsible for the messes we create. We don’t need conflict driven by adventurism and we certainly do not need conflict arising from a dispute over uninhabited islands that were historically areas of shared fishing rights. We need to return to the prior status.”