“A STRONG INCENTIVE TO CAPTURE AMERICANS”
by Sharon Rondeau
(May 31, 2014) — The House Armed Services Committee has issued a statement in regard to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years after he was deployed to Afghanistan.
Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Sen. James Inhofe wrote in their statement in its entirety:
Like all Americans, we celebrate the release of Sergeant Berghdal from terrorist captivity. When one of our own comes home to us, we all rejoice. We are relieved that the ordeal and sacrifice of the Bergdahl family has come to a happy conclusion…
In the days ahead however, we must carefully examine the means by which we secured his freedom. America has maintained a prohibition on negotiating with terrorists for good reason. Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for Berghdal’s release may have consequences for the rest of our forces and all Americans. Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk.
In executing this transfer, the President also clearly violated laws which require him to notify Congress thirty days before any transfer of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay and to explain how the threat posed by such terrorists has been substantially mitigated. Our joy at Sergeant Berghdal’s release is tempered by the fact that President Obama chose to ignore the law, not to mention sound policy, to achieve it.
The law which McKeon and Inhofe referenced is the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2012 “requiring congressional notification 30 days before a Guantanamo detainee may be transferred or released to a foreign country.”
The law further reads:
In order for a transfer to occur, the Secretary of Defense was required to first certify to Congress that the destination country or entity
- was not presently a designated state sponsor of terrorism or terrorist organization;
- maintained control over each detention facility where a transferred detainee may
- have been housed;
- was not presently facing a threat likely to substantially affect its ability to control
- a transferred detainee;
- agreed to take effective steps to ensure that the transferred person did not pose a
- future threat to the United States, its citizens, or its allies;
- agreed to take such steps as the Secretary deemed necessary to prevent the
- detainee from engaging in terrorism; and
- agreed to share relevant information with the United States related to the transferred detainee that may affect the security of the United States, its citizens, or its allies.
Obama signed the law on January 3, 2012.
At the beginning of his first term, Obama violated the Posse Comitatus law which states that the U.S. military cannot be used on U.S. soil in a law enforcement capacity when he either ordered or allowed Gen. Martin Dempsey to deploy Army soldiers into Samson, AL after a man murdered several of his family members.
Although the Army’s inspector general found that the law had been broken, Dempsey was promoted by Obama to the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Following the Samson action, CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) filed a complaint of treason against Obama which has gone unanswered to this day, although it has been renewed on six occasions for other perceived acts of treason.
The Committee for Justice lists 25 laws and constitutional provisions Obama has violated, which include an “assault on Christians and religious freedom,” “EPA overreach,” and making “”recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when Congress was NOT in recess,” among others.
Other lists of violations include “Collecting data on fellow Americans who oppose healthcare reform with firstname.lastname@example.org and now, through a new Obama campaign website, again collecting data on fellow Americans who disagree with the Administration,” having “killed four Americans overseas in counter-terrorism operations without judicial process,” and “Threatened to arrest military priests for practicing their faith during the partial government shutdown,” among many others.
Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio has declared that Obama’s long-form birth certificate was created fraudulently with the involvement of as-yet-unnamed Hawaii officials. After six months of investigation, the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse announced that not only the birth certificate, but also Obama’s Selective Service registration form distributed to FOIA requesters is a “computer-generated forgery.”
“I’m sitting on a felony,” which violated both state and federal laws, lead investigator Mike Zullo told former Rep. Allen West at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March of last year.
On the May 30 edition of “Freedom Friday,” host Carl Gallups stated that Arpaio has identified the individuals who created the fraudulent birth certificate.
Congress has been made aware of the Cold Case Posse’s investigation by the delivery of hundreds of “Sheriff’s Kits” produced by WheresObamasBirthCertificate.com founder Mike Volin and other citizens who have mailed or hand-delivered them to aides, staffers and at times, the representatives themselves, including at district offices.
On Thursday, radio host Peter Boyles said on air that a congressman with whom he is acquainted said that “all” of Congress knows that Obama’s life narrative is false. Volin has stated that there are congressmen working with him to publicize the forgery at the appropriate time.
Neither McKeon nor the present chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin, responded when The Post & Email requested their assistance in procuring the court-martial record of Fitzpatrick, which contains a forgery of Fitzpatrick’s signature from a sham court-martial which ended his military career precipitately in 1994.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.