- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 21, 2013) — On March 10, 2009, U.S. Army troops were deployed in law enforcement activity in Samson, AL under Gen. Martin Dempsey in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids the use of the military on U.S. soil. Obama appointed Dempsey to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2011.
In 2009, Obama inserted himself in an incident in Cambridge, MA in which a black professor was arrested. Obama concluded that federal authorities should work with local police forces “to eliminate bias.” The federalizing of local police forces is a concern for many.
Conflicting statements have been issued by Obama and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta regarding the response to the attack on the U.S. building in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, where an information specialist, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and two CIA contract employees died. While Obama said he issued “three directives” after learning of the attack, Panetta testified to a congressional committee that Obama had delegated the responsibility for decision-making to him and then disappeared for the remainder of the evening.
If “three directives” were issued, at what time were they issued and to whom? Obama has been described as “AWOL” on the night of the attack but has not been called to account for how he spent his time. Retired military commanders have stated on the record that the only person who could have stopped well-established contingency plans was Obama and accused him of treason over Benghazi. Why would he or anyone have issued a “stand-down” order and allowed four Americans to die when they might have been saved?
Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Jason Chaffetz have told Fox News that survivors of the Benghazi attack have been intimidated about speaking with them or members of the press. Several survivors are reportedly at Walter Reed Medical Center with very serious injuries.
Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has purchased 1.6 billion bullets and accepted delivery of more than 2,700 armored tanks previously used in Afghanistan and Iraq, raising the question of how it plans to use them. Mainstream “conservatives” such as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have expressed concern over the purchases.
DHS currently employs more than 230,000 people to allegedly “safeguard America and integrate our Nation’s capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from threats and disasters of all kinds.”
At the end of February, DHS released several thousand criminal illegal aliens prior to the implementation of sequestration cuts on March 1. The Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of DHS said it had reviewed “several hundred cases” before ordering the releases, although the number of released prisoners was initially about 2,000, including some in the “repeat-offender DUI” category.
ICE Director John Morton told a congressional committee that “career agency officials” made the decision to release the illegals before the sequester began but admitted that the action “was not routine.”
Putative DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano justified the release of the illegals as a result of the sequester, comparing the situation to “a rolling ball.” The U.S. Border Patrol, which reports to DHS, told Congress that it not been able to measure its effectiveness in apprehending illegals crossing the border, although border security is a stated priority of DHS.
A group of congressmen stated in a letter to Napolitano that the release of the illegals was “both puzzling and alarming” and accused her of failing to be “forthcoming.” A DHS staffer told Rep. Trey Gowdy that ten “aggravated felons” were released at a savings of approximately $1,200 a day but that he did not have “the discretion” to decide who was released and who would remain incarcerated.
Obama advocates eventual citizenship for illegal aliens and issued an executive order last year which allowed young illegals brought to the U.S. by their parents to remain in the country if they were not suspected criminals.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey contended that “sequestration was the thing that was never supposed to happen.” The holder of a Master’s degree in English, Dempsey added, “…there’s going to be some long-term readiness issues that will affect the force.” Serving under a man whose birth certificate has been deemed a “computer-generated forgery” creating a “national security issue,” in February Dempsey warned of the impending sequestration: “It will put the nation at greater risk of coercion. And it will require us to break commitments to our men and women in uniform and their families, to our defense industrial base, and to our partners and allies.”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose office commissioned a Cold Case Posse to investigate Obama’s birth certificate image, spent more than 20 years as a federal drug enforcement agent.
Dempsey and Panetta told a Senate committee last year that they rendered decisions on “an international legal basis,” not Congress, as is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
Unbeknownst to the American public, in January, Napolitano gave the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “trusted traveler” status beginning in 2014 such that citizens of that country would be able to travel to the U.S. with a lesser degree of screening. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who killed almost 3,000 people on the U.S. mainland on September 11, 2001 came from Saudi Arabia. Most of the hijackers had come to America legally, and some had overstayed their student visas, undetected by the FBI and other government agencies. In a statement, Napolitano said that she is “proud” of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
Other countries whose citizens currently enjoy the “trusted traveler” designation are South Korea, Holland, Mexico and Canada.
An employee within the U.S. Department of Agriculture who asked about any “latitude” which might exist in reallocating existing resources was told in an email to toe the government line in regard to “not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”
Last year, national security leaks were traced to “the White House,” but Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, quickly backtracked on her assertion. Feinstein’s office did not respond to The Post & Email’s request for a comment as to whether or not she had ever been intimidated by anyone in the Obama regime in the wake of numerous reports of intimidation and abuse directed towards journalists by members of the regime.
Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last December, the Obama regime has aggressively pushed for a ban on assault weapons, restrictions on legal firearms ownership and ammunition size, and federal registration of all firearms. Obama had previously insisted that he “believed in” the Second Amendment. Weapons in Nazi Germany were registered and then confiscated, leaving the German population defenseless against Hitler’s dictatorship which culminated in the deaths of 60,000,000 throughout a ravaged Europe.
Hitler had initially been welcomed as a savior of the German state. Obama has also been compared to a savior. On December 31, 2011, Obama signed the 2012 NDAA bill, which allows for “indefinite detention” of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil and to which local and state legislators are currently responding.
Congress has asked DHS why it needed to purchase more than 1 billion rounds of ammunition but has not received a response as of this writing.
One “think tank” predicted that civil unrest in the United States would commence in April 2013 following political instability and food shortages.
Obama’s colleague at the Woods Foundation, Bill Ayers, was a domestic terrorist who planned attacks on the Capitol Building and a New York City police station. Today, a “domestic terrorist” is someone who Obama’s DHS perceives as a “right-wing extremist” which includes returning veterans and military retirees, constitutional supporters, and advocates of home-schooling and Biblical beliefs.
A gun-running program orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which reports to the Department of Justice, transferred guns to known criminals which ended the life of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as well as several hundred Mexican citizens. When DOJ chief Eric Holder was cited for contempt of Congress last June, he continued to defy the House committee which had requested more documentation on the program and its origins, and a federal lawsuit was filed against him which is currently in negotiation. At Holder’s request, Obama invoked executive privilege over the documents.
Richard M. Nixon acted similarly when he tried to keep the Watergate tape-recordings from Congress, with the U.S. Supreme Court determining that Nixon was misusing the privilege.
Obama continues to travel overseas and take vacations, costing U.S. taxpayers many millions of dollars, while the sequestration cuts are allegedly the cause of the decision to cancel tours of the White House, military educational benefits and health care and Medicare payment cuts to physicians.
While Obama’s spokesperson said the Executive branch made the decision to cancel the tours, Obama then blamed it on the Secret Service, which refuses to comment.
At a meeting with Senate Republicans last week, Obama refused to eat anything without his “taster on hand,” even though the senators were partaking freely.
A recent survey shows that medical doctors are planning on retiring earlier than they would have had “Obamacare” not been passed in which health care rationing will be carried out by a “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.”
Obama has authorized drone strikes on U.S. citizens outside of the country, and his attorney general would not rule out such strikes on U.S. soil until pressed by Sen. Rand Paul during confirmation hearings for John Brennan for CIA Director. Brennan is reportedly a practicing Muslim. Muslims have been given national security clearances within DHS, described by some as an “infiltration” of the U.S. government. The question remains as to how Obama was able to obtain one with fraudulent documents and an inconsistent personal history. Members of Congress have only recently begun to question Obama’s “motives.”
Prior to his trip to Israel this week, an Islamic organization wrote to Obama urging him to “advocate for the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination in an independent and fully sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.” On Thursday, after giving a speech to Israelis during which he asked them to make further accommodations to the Palestinians, Obama said that a heckler made him feel “at home.”
Obama regime members have apologized to Muslims, and Dempsey stopped the instruction of an Army course on the dangers of Islamic extremism. Obama has ordered the military to invade Libya without congressional approval, destabilizing the region during the Arab Spring uprisings which were expected to bring “democracy” but changed the governments of Egypt and Tunisia from secular to Islamic.
Just after Independence Day 2011, Obama’s faith adviser addressed the Muslim Students Association, described as “a controversial group founded by the Muslim Brotherhood,” which declared the U.S. an enemy. Sharia law is practiced by some Muslims in America and at least one federal court has prohibited a state from implementing a law passed to prevent its usage.
Obama has repeatedly said that he is a Christian.
Leaks to the press about the Benghazi attack reportedly occurred last fall described as “in some cases stands in direct contradiction to the information briefed to congressional oversight committees.”
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