Obama Chooses “Militia” Editor for Public Affairs Position

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by Sharon Rondeau

Richard Stengel has been TiME Managing Editor since June 2006. He has accepted a position at the State Department in public affairs

(Sep. 17, 2013) — TIME Magazine Managing Editor Richard Stengel has resigned his position to take a post in the State Department as Under-Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

In 2010, Stengel oversaw an extensive article written by Barton Gellman which contains disinformation and inaccuracies about activity in which Darren Wesley Huff and Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III were involved.

In his article, entitled “The Secret World of Extreme Militias,” Gellman reported Gary Pettway to be “the real grand jury foreman” of the Monroe County, TN grand jury.  Depicting Huff and Fitzpatrick as “promoters of armed confrontation with government,” Gellman implied that Pettway, who Fitzpatrick exposed as having broken Tennessee state law by serving as de facto foreman for almost three decades, was legitimate.

Gellman did not interview Huff or Fitzpatrick before or after publication of the article and refused to issue a retraction after Fitzpatrick sent evidence of Pettway’s illegitimacy.

Huff is serving a four-year prison sentence as a result of a perjured FBI affidavit which served as probable cause to arrest and charge Huff with two federal firearms laws that he did not violate.  Over a period of three years, Fitzpatrick gathered information exculpatory to Huff but has been prevented from presenting it to a grand jury by a federal judge and Obama-appointed U.S. attorney, William C. Killian.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Stengel called the “militia” movement “very explosive” and likely to “cause great damage.”  “When we first hired Barton, this is something that he wanted to do,” Stengel said, echoing many of the phrases from Gellman’s article.  He denied that militias are related to a political movement or party and described the story as “impossible to hold” approximately five weeks before the 2010 midterm election.

Excerpts from the article appear to mirror the contentions of an April 7, 2009 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report which warned of “right-wing extremism” and “potential domestic terrorists” among “returning veterans” and those opposed to anticipated changes in immigration policies and “the first African American president.”

The Post & Email is not the only news outlet which observed Gellman’s statements as agenda-driven, including expressing fear about reported attempts on Obama’s life.

The Tea Party, pro-life groups, those opposed to illegal immigration, military veterans, and constitutional defenders are considered by the Obama regime as possible “promoters” of terrorism.

Stengel has been accused of “misrepresenting the Constitution” in an article which he wrote naming the Tea Party movement as having a “fanatical focus on the founding document.”  At the time, Stengel wrote that “A crisis is when the Constitution breaks down. We’re not in danger of that.”

On its cover, TIME depicts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a “founding father.”

On Monday, The Washington Examiner reported that Obama has “waived a provision of federal law” which will allow him to arm the Syrian “rebels,” which comprise terrorists from Hezbollah, Jabhat al-Nusrah and Al Qaeda, which the United States allegedly had “on the run” when Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011.

Al Qaeda is a sworn enemy of the United States and perpetrated the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. which killed nearly 3,000 people.

The law states that certain sections can be waived if found to impact U.S. national security.  Obama claims that he is supplying weapons and other assistance to the rebels who are “vetted,” but myriad reports of atrocities and attempts to establish Sharia law on the part of the Syrian rebels exist.

September 17 is known as Constitution Day to commemorate the signing, or ratification, of the U.S. Constitution, which was designed to be “a balance between federal power and states’ rights.”   Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Treason” is defined as “the crime of trying to overthrow your country’s government or of helping your country’s enemies during war.”

A writer of Stengel’s in 2011 said that after the newly-elected House of Representatives read the Constitution aloud to begin the new session, it was “an expensive use of time” driven by a “cult.”

Many Americans are concerned that Obama is constantly violating the Constitution, and several members of Congress have discussed the Articles of Impeachment in Article II.  Last month, one representative told a town hall group that he “believes there are enough votes in the House” to pass Articles of Impeachment.

Obama has arguably had many allies in the American media, which have failed to report on his questionable eligibility, the forgery of the long-form birth certificate iimage posted on the White House website, and the extensive corruption within his regime.  Examples include the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party and other groups for special scrutiny; military corruption and law-breaking, beginning in Samson, AL on March 10, 2009 when Army troops served as law enforcers in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act; the security failure in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 which killed four Americans; and the Justice Department’s failure to prosecute a clear case of voter intimidation against its purported tenets of voters’ rights.

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