Megadeth singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine, who previously claimed Barack Obama was born outside the United States and should be impeached, now is charging Obama staged the Fast and Furious scandal and recent shootings.
Earlier he told George Stroumboulopoulos on the Canadian television show “The Hour” that he believes Obama was not born in the U.S. Then, in an interview with Infowars posted by the Obama Release Your Records website, he asked, “Why hasn’t somebody moved to impeach this man?”
Now, according to a report in Billboard, he’s gone much further.
The report said Mustaine made the comments at a recent concert in Singapore.
“Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban,” he said. “So he’s staging all of these murders, like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”
The original video with the statement was pulled from YouTube, but another short clip also contains the statement.
Mustaine continued, “I don’t know where I’m going to live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.”
Obama did endorse the idea of a federal assault weapons ban after shootings in Colorado, where on July 20 a gunman shot and killed 12 people in a screening of a Batman movie. Dozens more were hurt. Then on Aug. 5, a white supremacist went to a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and killed six. The Colorado suspect, James Holmes, is in custody. The Wisconsin suspect, Wade Page, apparently shot and killed himself.
A report in the Los Angeles Times accused the singer known for fronting “the thrash-metal band Megadeth” of developing an affinity for “a different kind of metal – namely tinfoil.”
Eonline reported Mustaine also said: “I was talking to J.D., our promoter here tonight. What a great guy. I was saying, ‘I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America. And he said, ‘Move down here to Singapore.'”
In the interview at Inforwars, he raised the issue of impeachment:
“Why hasn’t somebody moved to impeach this man,” he asked in the interview with Infowars.
“With all of the proof about his birth certificate being a fake, and you see the signs in Kenya saying, ‘The birthplace of Barack Obama.’ Hello! Come on, guys. How stupid are we right now?”
He commented on Obama’s recent statement about small business owners, “You didn’t build that,” saying, “What’s sad about all this, this is no joking matter.”
During the earlier interview on “The House,” Mustaine called himself a “lesser of evil” kind of guy.
He added he had a lot of questions about Obama but “certainly not where he was born.”
“I know he was born somewhere else than America,” Mustaine said.
When the host brought up Obama’s history, the rocker asked, “How come he was invisible until he became … whatever he was in Illinois?”
Stroumboulopoulos concluded Mustaine must be a “birther.”
Mustaine replied, “I don’t want to talk about my president.”
He said his song “We The People,” on his new “13” album, sums up what is happening in America: “People having their savings stripped away, Wall Street run amok, $500 million given to Solyndra when the Obama administration knew it was going under.”
“I’ll have to do some more homework where Obama came from now,” he said.
Mustaine, with Metallica for a time in the 1980s before launching Megadeth, has gone through several battles with drugs and alcohol. He’s also sustained neck injuries from the “head-banging” of hard rock, as well as an arm injury.
He explained on “The Hour” he was baptized as a Lutheran as a child, but then his mother became a Jehovah’s Witness.
“They don’t celebrate Christmas. That sucked,” he said. “They don’t celebrate birthdays, which sucked. I couldn’t have friends that were normal people, because they were ‘of the world.’
“I felt really empty. The drugs weren’t doing it. The alcohol wasn’t doing it,” he said.
It was like “peeing in your pants on a cold night. It feels good for a little while, but it’s not a long-term solution.”.
He sought out friends he knew to be familiar with Christianity.
“I started to make amends to people I had harmed. I am enemy-free right now, which is a great feeling,” he said.