ChiBama Politics & JiBamahad –
Obama is dismantling another layer of checks and balances in his quest for more Obama control. However this time Obama is playing with the Nation’s security. This is simular to the unjustified removal of Inspector General Walpin for doing his job. Read this important story at Michelle Malkin’s site:
By Michelle Malkin • September 11, 2009 07:29 AM
How Obama cronyism threatens rail security
by Michelle Malkin
New Delhi. Mumbai. Chechnya. Madrid. London. The question isn’t whether America will suffer a jihadi attack on our passenger rail lines, but when. So, why has President Obama neutered the nation’s most highly-trained post-9/11 counterterrorism rail security team?
All signs point to business-as-usual cronyism and pandering to power-grabbing union bosses.
Amtrak’s Office of Security Strategy and Special Operations (OSSSO) grew out of a counterterrorism and intelligence unit developed by the Bush administration in the wake of global jihadi attacks on mass transit systems. The office was staffed with Special Forces veterans, law enforcement officers, railroad specialists, other military personnel, and experts who collectively possessed hundreds of years of experience fighting on the front lines against terrorism. Each member underwent at least 800 hours of rail security-related training, including advanced marksmanship, close quarters, and protective security exercises.
OSSSO’s mobile prevention teams acted as “force multipliers” working with local, state, and federal authorities across the country to detect, deter, and defend against criminal and terrorist attacks on mass transit. They conducted hundreds of show-of-force, uniformed, and rail marshal rides.
OSSSO also provided security services for President Bush, the Pope, the 2008 Democrat and Republican conventions, then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign events, and then-Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Amtrak whistle stop tours. The counterterrorism unit’s push to conduct random passenger and baggage screening earned predictable criticism from civil liberties absolutists, but also garnered bipartisan praise on Capitol Hill. Even Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas hailed the rail security team’s work last year:
“Let me congratulate them for being aware” of the threat to rail passengers, the chairman of a House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation security, told USA Today in July 2008. “(But) this has to be the new standard for Amtrak.”
How will Congress react to the news that this high standard has been obliterated?
According to multiple government sources who declined to be identified for fear of retribution, OSSSO’s East Coast and West Coast teams have not worked in a counterterrorism capacity since the summer. Their long-arms were put under lock and key after the abrupt departures of Amtrak vice president for security strategy and special operations Bill Rooney and Amtrak Inspector General Fred Weiderhold.
Weiderhold played an instrumental role in creating OSSSO’s predecessor at Amtrak, the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU). He tapped Rooney to oversee the office. But Rooney was quietly given the “thank you for your service” heave-ho in May and Weiderhold was unexpectedly “retired” a few weeks later — just as the government-subsidized rail service faced mounting complaints about its meddling in financial audits and probes….Continue Reading
Natural Born Citizen & Unlawful Orders –
Dr. Orly Taitz has an important hearing today in the Captain Connie Rhodes case. The hearing is a 2pm today, September 11th. Imagine that – September 11th, 2009! Maybe justice will prevail today of all days.
Tomorrow at 2pm hearing for Captain Connie Rhodes MD in GA
September 10th, 2009 I just got word from Ms. Sweeden, clerk for District Court Judge for the Middle District of GA. We were granted an emergency hearing for Captain Connie Rhodes, MD, flight surgeon, who is scheduled to be shipped to Iraq day after tomorrow on September the 12th. Capt Rhodes states that she is willing to go to Iraq, as long as she knows that the orders going down the chain of command are lawful orders. We asked this case to be certified as a class action case, as she represents a whole class of plaintiffs situated in similar position. The hearing will be tomorrow at 2pm in Columbus GA, Federal Building 1201 12th street. Judge Clay D. Land courtroom. Judge Land was gracious and a real Southern gentleman in that he waived the technical requirement of a signature of the local counsel as a contact.
I hope that members of the military and other patriots of this country will be in the courtroom to support Cpt. Rhodes MD.
I will be making my travel arrangements shortly.
Larry Sinclair’s Journey –
Larry Sinclair is reporting on the vast corruption of Obama’s ACORN organization:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The following video is embedded with permission of its owner….Go to Larry Sinclair’s site to watch this video
It’s always interesting and informative to visit Larry Sinclair’s blog once a day to get is take on what’s going on in his life and the world of politics. Larry Sinclair is the man who has alleged that he and Obama engaged in consensual sex and used cocaine back in 1999. Nothing in Mr. Sinclair’s story has been contradicted by any facts. Obama was available in Chicago during the week in question as far as anyone can tell. Just like the question of whether Obama is a Natural Born Citizen, entitling him to remain in the Oval Office, Obama has refused to provide any documentation from his past that might refute Mr. Sinclair’s allegations. I for one, from observing the incredible amounts of deception and hidden agendas present in the White House, believe Larry Sinclair.
Larry Sinclair has sent a copy of his book to the Michelle and Barack for their reading pleasure on their many taxpayer-funded vacations. I suppose Larry Sinclair would be willing to consider any corrections that Obama would care to point out. Maybe the Limo was not exactly white, but eggshell white. Or maybe Obama wanted to do a little catching, but Mr. Sinclair refused him. Who knows? It’s interesting how everyone’s memories about events from years back differ in the small details.
I saw that Larry Sinclair had a post up that indicated that he had sent a copy of his book (Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder) to Glenn Beck. Hopefully, Glenn Beck will read it. Given that Glenn Beck’s eyes are now wide open to the deceptions and socialist/progressive agendas of the Obama Administration, he may just believe Mr. Sinclair.
I also hope that Glenn Beck would revisit the Obama eligibility/natural born citizen issue. Given that Glenn Beck is fully aware how dangerous Obama’s agendas are to our American Republic and freedoms – maybe he will understand that if Obama is found to ineligible to serve as President, ALL of the Czars could be removed and everything Obama did undone. There could be real hope to set America back on course, based on fidelity to its Constitution!
Stop Obama Enterprises –
If our economic system of innovation and individual initiative is to survive and stand ready to tackle the enormous challenges that face America and the world, we must not allow the government to takeover American businesses. Government run anything is a initiative, motivation, innovation, efficiency, freedom killing slug.
Support freedom – boycott General Motors, Chrysler, Citi-Bank and any other enterprise feeding off the taxpayer’s.