- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 16, 2010) — Paul E. Vallely, Major General, US Army (Ret.), was born in DuBois, PA. He retired in 1992 from the US Army as Deputy Commanding General, US Army, Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. General Vallely graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned in the Army in 1961, serving a distinguishing career of 32 years. He served in many overseas theaters to include Europe and the Pacific Rim Countries as well as two combat tours in Vietnam. He has served on US security assistance missions on civilian-military relations to Europe, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Central America with in-country experience in Indonesia, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala.
General Vallely is a graduate of the Infantry School, Ranger and Airborne Schools, Jumpmaster School, the Command and General Staff School, The Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Army War College. His combat service in Vietnam included positions as infantry company commander, intelligence officer, operations officer, military advisor and aide-de-camp. He has over fifteen (15) years’ experience in Special Operations, Psychological and Civil-Military Operations.
He has served as a consultant to the Commanding General of the Special Operations Command as well as the DOD Anti-Drug and Counter-Terrorist Task Forces. He also designed and developed the Host-Nation Support Program in the Pacific for the DOD and the State Department. He has in-country security assistance experience in Israel, Iraq, Kuwait, El Salvador, Colombia and Indonesia in the development of civil-military relations interfacing with senior level military and civilian leadership.
General Vallely has been a military analyst on television and radio for over nine years. He is a guest lecturer on National Security matters and the War against Global Jihad. He co-authored the books “Endgame – Blueprint for Victory for Winning the War on Terror,” “Warfooting” and “Baghdad Ablaze.” He is a member and founder of the Iran Policy Committee. He was the senior military analyst for the Fox News Channel from 2000-2007. His new book, “Operation Sucker Punch,” was released in January 2009. He is Chairman of StandUpAmerica and Co-Chairman of Veteran Defenders of America.
He and his wife, Marian, are the co-trustees of the Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Fund and reside in Montana.
MRS. RONDEAU: I heard the broadcast on Chalice’s show last Monday wherein General Cash and you called for having Obama and his regime removed from office. How do you think the American people could get that done?
GEN. VALLELY: When you go back to the Constitution, it says that it’s the people’s right to remove a government, hopefully through a peaceful process. If you look at what’s out there, as far as the people and the government are concerned, there are only about four ways to effect a peaceful transfer of power. One way, of course, is through the elections. The second is to demand resignation, where the people actually demand that a sitting president resign as they did when the pressure was put on Richard Nixon, for example. Now with that pressure and declining popularity dipping into 40% support, then 30, then 20%…basically, it’s a no-confidence vote of the people that this executive is not doing the job for America. So then you have the demand-resignation pressure that could occur on the part of the people of the country, and other leadership, corporate as well as political, that could create a tremendous demand that this administration resign. And I’m not talking only about Obama resigning for incompetence, corruptness, fraud, lying, and treasonous occurrences in his administration which are violations of his oath and violation of the Constitution, but also his entire political apparatus in Washington and those who contributed to the corruption. So there is plenty of material there that should create enough public support that they demand his resignation.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think that we’ve reached that point in America?
GEN. VALLELY: We’re reaching that point, absolutely; we’re almost to the point of no return here. There has been so much destruction to the country already that we cannot wait around until the election of 2012, in my opinion. The other important point that I mentioned was impeachment, which is another peaceful transfer of power. In my opinion, this situation involves the creation of that demand-resignation option which will then force an impeachment. Of course, officials can die in office from a heart attack or health problems; that’s another way power can be transferred. But when you look at where we are now, which I consider to be a gray area, we’re actually holding to the process that leads to anarchy or revolution. We are already, in some ways, involved in some kind of a revolution or revolt by the people now when you look at our financial situation, the health care plan, and Obama’s inability to be an executive who can deal with crises. He’s basically a community organizer who has no experience in the executive world. My opinion is that he is very naive, very immature.
So for all of these reasons, for the first time in our history, we need to demand a resignation not only of him but of his entire cabinet and political appointments. At the same time, there has to be a resignation of those members of Congress who have been involved in the corruption and fraud of the administration and violating the Constitution.
This has never occurred before in America, so we’re calling now for this to happen in order to save the country from total demise. As more agony and pain occur within our society, and the more we go downhill as a power in the world economically and militarily, the more pain and angst there will be to bring the country back. So we’re trying to forgo all that tremendous pain by having this country go completely in the dumpster by asking that we put in a new executive branch of people who can run this country the way it should be run today.
MRS. RONDEAU: How could this process begin, and how could it be brought to a conclusion?
GEN. VALLELY: First of all, the people have to act; they have to get off their derrières and take action. That means in their local communities; they have to take action in their daily lives to indicate that we’re not going to take this any more; enough is enough. So there has to be a groundswell of public support out there that says, “This government is not in confidence with the people, it’s not in sync with the majority of the people, and we are a majority-rule country. So you know the socialists and the progressives who are on the side of Obama are not going to participate, and they will fight. But through this process, we have seen groundswell support from the tea parties gathering around the country, which is encouraging.
However, we don’t see strong members of Congress standing up enough. I see a few Republicans here and there, but even the Democrats and the Independents aren’t fighting enough for us; they’re not getting mad enough. We are now over $13 trillion in debt, and we see this Congress continuing to spend money that we don’t have. We just sent $400,000,000 to the Palestinians in Gaza who are avowed terrorists under the leadership of Hamas. Are we crazy?
MRS. RONDEAU: I just wrote an article about that.
GEN. VALLELY: And then we’re throwing our good friends, the Israelis, under the bus. I just wrote an article last week entitled, “Who Are Our Friends?” We are gaining more enemies in the world than we are friends.
MRS. RONDEAU: Is that creating a dangerous situation?
GEN. VALLELY: Oh, absolutely, because our enemies out there are going to take advantage of it. I’ll give you a good example: Russia and China are not our friends. As we go down in power, they increase their influence and power. And with China holding most of our debt, the Russians dealing directly with Iran and the nuclear development program, selling them arms, doing the same thing with Syria, we are in an extremely precarious position. We just received news last month which StandUpAmerica reported of the new scud missiles being delivered by Syria into the Bekaa Valley with 60,000-70,000 rockets and missiles in southern Lebanon ready to launch preemptively, which is a sign or signal for Iran to hit all the airfields and cities in Israel.
We know that is there and that is being planned. That’s why the article and the talk I gave a month ago indicated that the summer of 2010 is the tipping point in the Middle East. We could well see, next month, a tremendous increase in tensions there that could cause Iran to take preemptive action against Israel or Israel take preemptive action against Iran and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. If that happens this summer, it will change the whole world. So this summer of 2010 is very, very critical to the future of our nation.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you have intelligence sources that are on the ground in these areas?
GEN. VALLELY: I have two people in Jerusalem this week, so we’ll see what happens when they return. They just left on Sunday. We’re working very closely with some proxy elements in southern and northern Lebanon, so our information is very much on track with what we’ve presented on radio and television and in our articles.
So when you consider all these spears that are being thrown into the body of the United States like a big dragon, you can’t bleed it to death with one spear, but certainly, many spears into the body of the dragon will bleed it to death. And that’s what our enemies, domestic and foreign, are trying to do. At the same time, you have a totally incompetent administration that can’t deal with or solve anything, leaving us in a very precarious position in America. That’s why, if you look back in history, any revolutions, the French Revolution, whatever or wherever, has all been because of tremendous pain that was put on the population, and the population rose up and did something about it. We’re approaching that situation in the United States.
MRS. RONDEAU: In your opinion, what is the first thing that citizens who are angry about this can do?
GEN. VALLELY: Get up off your derrières and do something. Get involved. Make sure if you’re going to be involved in the Tea Party movement that you get out there. Make it known to your representatives that enough is enough. Those are the peaceful things you can do. Get behind organizations such as StandUpAmerica. We have people who are doing things, but of course, we need continual support from the people to do that. They can go there, get all of our information which is posted daily, and they can assist monetarily if they are so inclined. If we had 10,000,000 at $5.00 a person just to help us in our StandUpAmerica endeavors, there are many more things we could do: we could go on radio, interview with the likes of writers, talk-show hosts, and those who are doing what you are doing. That’s how we get the word out.
People are so ignorant today that it’s just amazing. As I go around speaking with people, they just seem to be clueless of what’s going on in the world today. That has to change.
MRS. RONDEAU: What percentage of the American population do you think knows how serious the situation could become?
GEN. VALLELY: I think probably about 30% understand that there’s a major problem. As Obama’s support goes down into the low 40s, more people are becoming concerned about his lack of leadership. It’s as if the Jewish population, which voted almost 80% for Obama, has been hoodwinked. So you have many of the Jews who typically vote left-wing liberal Democrat who now are saying “What the heck have we done to ourselves? This guy has thrown Israel under the table, under the tracks.” So there is a transition going on, but some of us who are taking leadership positions here are saying that we have to do it faster because the further we go down over the cliff, the harder it is to come back up.
MRS. RONDEAU: It seems as if we have a two-pronged challenge with the current regime. As you mentioned, we have the incompetence: a regime which doesn’t seem to know what to do, which has angered and alienated Israel and our other allies such as France. But then there is also the question of whether or not Obama is even constitutionally eligible to serve. What do you think could be done about that?
GEN. VALLELY: More pressure. There is Lt. Col. Lakin’s court martial in September, when they’re really going to go for discovery. Then there is Tim Adams, who was an elections official in Honolulu, who has come out and been all over the internet for the last four days and stated that there was no real birth certificate; that the copy of the birth certificate is fraudulent. It’s going through the courts, but I feel we have a very corrupt court system now. Many of the Congressmen – as a matter of fact, almost all of them – and even your major media, won’t even touch this birth certificate issue. I firmly believe Obama is a Muslim in nature. There is no proof that I’ve seen that he was born in Honolulu, because the copy of the alleged birth record certainly doesn’t list any witnesses or the doctor who delivered him, and there’s no record that anyone knows he was born there. In fact, it appears that his mother or his grandparents somehow tried to make it a matter of record that he was born in Hawaii to make him a U.S. citizen.
MRS. RONDEAU: Hawaii now has five ways to obtain some kind of birth record, including walking in to the Health Department as an adult with minimal evidence to obtain a “Certification of Live Birth.” Given all of this, in regard to Lt. Col. Lakin’s court martial, do you think he will finally be allowed full discovery? Is the court martial even legitimate if Obama is not a legitimate commander-in-chief?
GEN. VALLELY: That’s a great question. Some parties, according to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, would say “No, it’s not legal.” I think the fix is on and the administration has threatened anybody in the Department of Defense who pushes for discovery with removal. It’s a typical Chicago ploy: “We’re going to silence you,” and I think that’s what’s going on. With the Article 32, the woman judge came out ahead of time and said, “We will not allow any discovery which the defense is going to present.” They made that decision, so you know from that point, the fix was on.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think that’s why Lt. Col. Lakin waived the Article 32?
GEN. VALLELY: I know it is.
MRS. RONDEAU: So is he figuring that going right to the court martial is the best way to get an answer?
GEN. VALLELY: Yes, but the fix will be on such that they’re not going to allow any discovery. They’ll do everything to cover up some eight of the ten records that have not been released by Obama such as school records, and even his name change.
MRS. RONDEAU: If they will not allow discovery even for the court martial, what do you think will happen?
GEN. VALLELY: Well, I think the word then will be reinforced that it’s a corrupt administration. They will do anything to silence the truth; they will do anything to keep this man in office, even though he’s totally incompetent to hold office. That’s going to happen. So again, the people have to take the country back, so they have to understand that. Get up and do something. Don’t just sit there and expect somebody else to do it.
MRS. RONDEAU: I had interviewed a gentleman named Ernest Huber who is running in the eighth district in the state of Washington. One of the things he said is that if he gets into Congress, he’s going to push the House Judiciary Committee to issue a subpoena asking for Obama’s records next January. He said if that is not successful, he will ask the Commandant of the Army in the District of Washington, DC to arrest Obama and those working for him. Do you know anything about that?
GEN. VALLELY: Yes, but they won’t do it. The reason is that they’re protecting their own position and power. Many people within the administration have resigned, but I can tell you that our system is so corrupt today that these people are more willing to protect their jobs and their positions than to be good citizens of America.
MRS. RONDEAU: So you don’t think the Commandant will do anything?
GEN. VALLELY: No.
MRS. RONDEAU: Even if Obama is a natural born Citizen as required by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution, with all of the things he is allowing to happen and causing to happen, what do the military brass expect to hold on to? It would seem that ultimately, there may not be anything left.
GEN. VALLELY: Well, that’s right, and that’s why they’re so short-sighted. You’ll certainly see a lack of men and women volunteering for the military, you’ll see more retirements, and you’ll see more of these people leaving the Armed Forces. This is what your enlisted and lower-ranked officers will do. They’re not going to take it any more. I would hope that we can get some outstanding generals and admirals who will finally stand up and be counted. Certainly, there’s a group of generals under Bush who stood up to be counted and retired, but you haven’t seen any under the Obama administration. They’re probably the weakest we’ve ever had in our history.
MRS. RONDEAU: What about the Joint Chiefs of Staff? Even aside from the eligibility question, they must know that something is terribly wrong.
GEN. VALLELY: Well, they do, but they won’t do a thing about it. They won’t address it; they won’t even talk about it. The fix is on. The Obama administration is a bunch of Chicago gangsters, and they put the fear of God in all these people that you’re not to say anything about this, and if you do, you might as well retire and move on. But that’s the type of mindset we have now in Washington.
One of my big concerns is the lack of leadership and strength and actions on the part of our members of Congress of both parties. Republicans are voting to quash what they can, but they need to go beyond that. I don’t see the rage there; it’s as if they’re protecting themselves. But we have a lot of people now who are coming into office such as Ilario Pontano, Marco Rubio, and Lt. Col. Allen West down in Florida; so we have some outstanding young people coming into politics in November, and they’re going to win.
But my concern is the overall administration and the further damage they can do to the country, and that’s why we have to demand the resignation of these people and put in a new government: for the first time in America, request early elections due to a constitutional crisis. Now people may say, “Well, General Vallely, you’re overreacting; it’s not that serious,” and I can tell you, from my analysis of the situation (I’ve been on this planet about 70 years), I’m not exaggerating. The facts bear me out.
MRS. RONDEAU: You also have extensive experience in the military. One more question: are you still affiliated with Fox News?
GEN. VALLELY: No, my contract ended there in 2008. I also moved out to Montana, and the satellite reception isn’t good here. However, I have a new relationship with PJTV, and I’ve been doing interviews with them via Skype. There is also a new organization which I launched with Brigitte Gabriel called Veteran Defenders of America. We encourage all of our veterans to join that, as it’s a good way to provide solidarity and also support if we get hit with a nuclear attack or whatever in this country.
MRS. RONDEAU: I really appreciate your time, General, and thank you for including me on your mailing list.
GEN. VALLELY: Thank you.
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