Obama's Removal an Existential Issue for Mankind's Survival
October 20, 2014 • 9:30AM

President Obama's total failure of leadership in the fight against the Ebola pandemic that threatens to kill billions of people in the coming months and years has reached the point where the very survival of much of mankind depends on his immediate removal from office. As recently as his Saturday weekly radio address, the President lied to the American people, claiming that "Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It's not transmitted through the air like the flu. You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus. The only way that a person can contract the disease is by coming into direct contact with the bodily fluids of somebody who is already showing symptoms."

Contrast these lies to the warnings delivered by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. John F. Kelly, the head of the Southern Command, who explicitly warned about the possibility of airborne spread and warned that unless the Ebola virus is contained in West Africa, it will soon spread to the Caribbean, South and Central America, and then into the United States.

If President Obama were not a pawn of the genocidal British Empire forces who willfully promote a mass population reduction through—in the words of Bertrand Russell—a "Black Death once every generation," the United States would have taken the lead, in partnership with Russia, China, India, and some leading European nations, in a massive military-scientific mobilization to kill the disease. By appointing political hack (and former Al Gore chief of staff) Ron Klain as the new "Ebola Czar," Obama once again made clear that he is more interested in installing a "spin doctor" than a serious military or public health professional to lead a global effort. Right now, the United States government does not even have a Surgeon General. President Obama could have appointed his Surgeon General nominee to take up the post of Ebola Czar. He could have appointed a former Chairman of the JCS like Colin Powell. In short, his approach is nothing short of a potential death sentence to millions of Americans if the Ebola pandemic is not beaten now.

As Dr. Michael Osterholm and other public health and infectious disease specialists have warned repeatedly for months, a genuine military-style mobilization is needed to defeat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa before it spreads beyond control. In an appearance on Fox TV on Sunday morning, Dr. Osterholm called for a military surge on the scale of the Berlin Airlift to get medical supplies, personnel, and other vital sanitation and nutrition into the hot zone.

The United States alone has hundreds of heavy cargo planes under the U.S. Air Force and other services that could be shuttling vital supplies and personnel into Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, where death rates among known Ebola victims is 70-90 percent in most areas. The United States, Russia, China, Japan, and several European countries have hospital ships that could be dispatched off the West African coast (all three hot zone countries are on the coast) within a week, establishing a network of emergency hospital facilities that would be quarantine facilities. So far, only a handful of U.S. troops have arrived in West Africa and few mobile hospitals have been installed. The disease vector is spreading much faster than the international response.

In the United States, while there are only four Level IV bio-hazard facilities, there are many teaching hospitals where bio-defense research is being conducted and where vaccine research is underway. All of those hospitals could be upgraded to take Ebola patients within 72 hours.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued an order on Sunday assigning military specialists to work with civilian authorities on rapid response to further cases in the United States. But so far, only 40 military personnel will be assigned to the new rapid response effort.

Long before the Ebola crisis, President Obama committed high crimes and misdemeanors that warranted his impeachment. All of those crimes—including his adament refusal to go to Congress for formal authorization for the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria—still stand as articles of impeachment. His blatant refusal to take the vital actions against Ebola make his removal an existential issue for all Americans and all of mankind.