Monthly Archives: May 2011

Obama 2012 aka Big Brother, Orwellian lies, Jerome Corsi attacked, Obama uses taxpayer dollars to hide birth certificate and college records

Obama 2012 aka Big Brother, Orwellian lies, Jerome Corsi attacked, Obama uses taxpayer dollars to hide birth certificate and college records

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

I haven’t played poker in years, but there is a bit of a poker player in me. In other words, put up or shut up. The Obama 2012 Orwellian spin meisters have begun attacking folks like Jerome Corsi and attempting to characterize anyone questioning Obama as wacko.

Here is the email from Obama for America.


Friend –

Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi.

This week he released a new book that the publisher says will be a bestseller “of historic proportions.”

The title is “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” — yes, really.

Corsi’s work is a greatest-hits reel of delusions, ranging from 9/11 conspiracies to claiming that there is an infinite supply of oil in the Earth’s core. In 2008, he published a book about Barack Obama claiming, among other things, that he (a) is a secret Muslim; (b) is secretly anti-military; (c) secretly dealt drugs; and (d) secretly supported terrorist actions when he was eight years old. So many secrets!

FactCheck.org called Corsi’s work “a mishmash of unsupported conjecture, half-truths, logical fallacies and outright falsehoods.”

There’s really no way to make this stuff completely go away. The only thing we can do is laugh at it — and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke.

So let’s just do this — get your Obama birth certificate mug here:

 
https://donate.barackobama.com/USA-Made-Mug
Last year, the President said, “I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead.”

This is about as close as we can get.

If the facts can’t make these ridiculous smears go away, we can at least have a little fun with it.

And then we’ll get back to the important work of supporting the President as he tackles real problems like high gas prices, the deficit, and unemployment.

Thanks,

Julianna

Julianna Smoot
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America

P.S. -

- Mug not your thing? How about a T-shirt?

Citizen Wells response:

I am considering producing T shirts to counteract the lies coming from the Obama Camp and to get the American People to ask questions. Here is a design prototype I am considering. Let me know what you think.

Lon Monk testifies Rezko gave him $70,000 to $90,000, Blagojevich trial testimony, May of 2004, Health Planning Board Rigging with Obama help

Lon Monk testifies Rezko gave him $70,000 to $90,000, Blagojevich trial testimony, May of 2004, Health Planning Board Rigging with Obama help

“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“The last thing Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Rod Blagojevich needed was that letter written by convicted Illinois influence peddler Tony Rezko promising he’d never rat out his pals.”…John Kass, Chicago tribune

From the Chicago SunTimes May 17, 2011.

“Rod Blagojevich’s running buddy, onetime law school roommate and former chief of staff Lon Monk testified that he took $70,000 to $90,000 in cash payments from fundraiser Tony Rezko.

Monk said he took the money while he worked as chief of staff for Blagojevich and Rezko was a major fund-raiser.

Before his 2008 conviction, Rezko was a major political donor, forging ties with numerous politicos, including one Barack Obama.

The cash payments from Rezko started in May of 2004, according to Monk.

“I’d gone to him to recommend a car dealership where I could buy a particular car,” Monk said of Rezko. “He gave me that recommendation and at that time told me he wanted to help me buy the car.”

Rezko then helped him buy his car. He continued paying Monk about $10,000 in cash on different occasions. Monk did not deposit it because he didn’t want anyone seeing large cash deposits in his bank account.

Jurors heard the disclosure after Monk described how he, Blagojevich, fund-raiser Chris Kelly and Rezko were close and had met on occasion to discuss ways to make money off of state business. Monk’s testimony was not as detailed as it was in last summer’s trial, when he described Rezko at a drawing board describing ways to divvy up potential state deals. “

Read more:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/blago/2011/05/testimony_tony_rezko_gave_blag_4.html

This may be as close as we come in this trial to linking Obama to the Chicago corruption due to the efforts of Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department to dilute the prosecution and protect Obama.

Look at the period of time from March – May 2004 and examine what Monk, Rezko, Levine and Obama were up to.

http://citizenwells.com/2011/03/15/justice-department-protecting-obama-evidence-evidentiary-proffer-blagojevich-prosecution-delayed-and-manipulated-collusion/

Alonzo Monk testifies in Blagojevich retrial, Blagojevich Chief of Staff and college pal controlled by Rezko

Alonzo Monk testifies in Blagojevich retrial, Blagojevich Chief of Staff and college pal controlled by Rezko

“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“The last thing Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Rod Blagojevich needed was that letter written by convicted Illinois influence peddler Tony Rezko promising he’d never rat out his pals.”…John Kass, Chicago tribune

From the Chicago Tribune May 17, 2011.

“Prosecutors say they intend to call Alonzo “Lon” Monk to the stand on Tuesday.

A third week into testimony, Monk could be one of the last major government witnesses.

At the first trial, he wasn’t always an effective witness. He often seemed defensive and ill-at-ease.

Monk can address the earlier years of Blagojevich’s governorship, as well as alleged shakedowns of businessmen in 2008.

He’s claimed Blagojevich and an inner circle plotted to profit from gubernatorial decisions from the outset of Blagojevich’s first term. He told jurors last year that the plan was to split ill-gotten gains after Blagojevich left office.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-us-blagojevichtrial,0,1897341.story

From Citizen Wells June 9, 2010.

From the Tony Rezko trial in 2008.
March 10, 2008

“”He called me and he said we need to move on Stuart Levine,” Hayden testified. Hayden said Rezko told her he had already spoken to her boss, Blagojevich chief of staff Lon Monk, about the Levine reappointment and been assured the appointment would go through.

Hayden said Rezko laughed when she said she would have to check with Monk herself. “I took that to mean that I could go ahead and ask him, but it was already a done deal,” she recalled.”
March 19, 2008

“Levine also said that Rezko told him that he and fellow Blagojevich fundraiser Christopher Kelly “exercised the most influence” in Blagojevich’s kitchen cabinet. And Levine said Rezko told him that “all the major decisions in the governor’s office were cleared through [chief of staff] Lon Monk and through Mr. Rezko.”

“Mr. Rezko told me that he was able to have individuals appointed to state boards and was able to have individuals hired into state agencies and that he spoke very often — and in fact went over decisions — that Lon Monk would put into place,” Levine said.”
April 15, 2008

“Cari said he met with Stuart Levine at Rezko’s office in January that year. Rezko said he had the power to award contracts and get consultants hired through the governor’s then-chief of staff, Lon Monk, Cari said.

“Mr. Monk took direction from [Rezko],” Cari told the jury.

Rezko illustrated his clout by picking up the phone and apparently calling Monk in front of him, Cari said.”

Read more:

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/blagojevich-trial-witnesses-alonzo-monk-june-9-2010-blagojevich-chief-of-staff-rezko-trial-revelations-rezko-controlled-monk-blagojevich-monk-law-school-roommates-monk-lobbyist/

FBI chart presented to the jury on April 28, 2008, shows 257 calls from Rezko’s phones to Blagojevich’s chief of staff, Lon Monk, between March 2004 and May 2004 alone.

View this in context here:
http://citizenwells.com/2011/03/15/justice-department-protecting-obama-evidence-evidentiary-proffer-blagojevich-prosecution-delayed-and-manipulated-collusion/

Blagojevich trial avoids tainting Obama with Rezko, Obama and Patrick Fitzgerald violate US Constitution

Blagojevich trial avoids tainting Obama with Rezko, Obama and Patrick Fitzgerald violate US Constitution

“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“The last thing Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Rod Blagojevich needed was that letter written by convicted Illinois influence peddler Tony Rezko promising he’d never rat out his pals.”…John Kass, Chicago tribune

The Citizen Wells blog has for several years pointed out the efforts of Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department to protect Obama in the “prosecution” of Rod Blagojevich.

From Nuclear Chicago May 12, 2011.

“As an update to my continuing effort to construct a biography of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as well as provide special reporting related to the retrial of Milorad Blagojevich, I am writing this morning to officially report upon and inform The May Report and NuclearChicago readership of the following:

Speculative Scenario A).  Is Team Blagojevich sandbagging or laying-upon its sword to benefit both the Obama and Emanuel Administrations (i.e., The-Fix-is-In )?  or

Speculative Scenario B).  Does Team Blagojevich feel that its picked the “perfect” Jury to simply peddle a softly-dark comedy – Blago & The Bad News Bears?

Under either of the above-scenario’s…..U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald (and we the Taxpayers) may be auditioning for a coveted-spot on NBC’s The Biggest Loser.”

“4). To date, I have already witnessed a series of very telling moments during the retrial that often go unreported by our local mainstream media.  Another telling moment that often goes unreported in our local media is just how strategic, cerebral and calculating Governor Blagojevich comes across during the replay of the wiretaps.  Same political calculus and cunning often get marginalized by the more sensational “F-Bomb laced recordings” played in open court.  As an aside, the “F-Bomb laced recordings” are, at times, piss-in-your-pants hilarious.

Specifically, Blagojevich mentions (via wiretaps) on several occasions just how toxic and politically-nuclear his mere presence is to the then pending Obama Administration visa vi Blagojevich’s relationship with Obama confidante – Atoin “Tony” Rezko.

Aside from often complaining on the wiretaps about how the Mainstream Press often displaces “everything Rezko” on Blagojevich while providing Obama’s Rezko involvement with a Hall Pass, Blagojevich clearly incorporates this same Rezko toxicity factor into tactics Blagojevich used in developing his Quid Pro Quo strategy with the Obama Administration (and emissaries) as, per the wiretaps, Blagojevich clearly communicates a legitimate option of inserting himself as the bona fide replacement for Obama’s U.S. Senate seat.  Further, it is my understanding that statutorily – Blagojevich had a legitimate legal basis for self-appointment to same U.S. Senate Seat.”

“5). I will expand upon the relevance of the Blagojevich self-appointment (and U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s presumable understanding of relevance based upon his actions) in a later report as same relevance has gone under-reported via mainstream media, however, it is important for readership to understand that the “exponentially enhanced probability” of a Blagojevich self-appointment was politically-nuclear and toxic to The Obama Administration.  Moreover, its become very clear via the wiretaps that Rod Blagojevich attempted to leverage (or blackmail) the Obama Administration with same politically-nuclear-Rezko-toxicity under the prevailing logic that the Obama Administration wants to surgically remove itself from All-Things-Rezko.

In this sense, rather than Rod Blagojevich be “rewarded” for shielding the Obama Administraton from All-Things-Rezko-toxicity, U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald appears to be further positioning himself and running interference for the Obama Administration to perhaps procure a “bennie” by shielding Obama Administration from same Rezko-political-toxicity logic (or blackmail).  Again, please keep in mind that same interference has been taking place since 2006 when U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald demanded that the Chicago Tribune not publish a report that identified the identity of Federal Informant John Thomas or related Federal Investigation.

And folks…the All-Things-Rezko-political-toxicity is clearly a high-stakes political game of leverage and political toxicity that both Blagojevich and U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald are playing – make no mistake about it!

Why else hasn’t Antoin “Tony” Rezko been sentenced? After all, it has been nearly three years since Rezko’s June 4, 2008 conviction.  (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/06/rezko-convicted-of-influence-p.html)

Further, what is the basis for the delay in Rezko’s sentencing?  What is the scope of Rezko’s involvement and/or cooperation with U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald and Federal Authorities?

The fact that Rezko and the following cooperating Federal Government witnesses have not yet been sentenced:

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Joe Cari – June 2005 Guilty Plea, to date, sentencing has been delayed (https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/category/joseph-cari)

John Harris – July 2009 Guilty Plea – to date, sentencing has been delayed (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/08/blagojevichs-former-chief_n_227718.html)
—-

inherently creates highly-germane issues and environs that create ‘major conflicts and concerns’ in both the U.S. Attorney’s ability to dispense equitable justice, and in issues related to The White House’s ability to establish continuity related to policy development and implementation.  Simply put, until All-Things-Rezko are concluded at 219 South Dearborn – an Obama Administration is, in theory, “politically-bricked” and “boxed-in” by U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald as its already been reported upon that Fitzgerald’s Federal Informant – John Thomas – has logged-in visits by Blagojevich and Obama to Rezko’s offices (http://bigjournalism.com/acary/2010/05/19/tony-rezko-barack-obama-the-fbi-mole-and-the-chicago-msm/).

To further demonstrate the highly-charged political nature of the above circumstances, ask yourself this — in the event U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald is, in fact, positioning himself for a “major bennie” (i.e., FBI Director) or “another consideration” visa vi his handling (or running political interference) in the Blagojevich Retrial – what happens if a previously-agreed upon understanding between Obama Administration and Fitzgerald becomes moot based upon an outcome that fully-exonerates Blagojevich (or another Hung Jury)?

Keep in mind that anything short of a conviction, substantial dilutes U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald’s credibility, and standing as well as leverage.

In the event of a Blagojevich hung jury or exoneration, how does U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald ‘play-his-cards’ as, to date, Fitzgerald maintains a ‘very-strong-hand’ visa vi the sentencing hangovers (and possibilities/implicit threats of future indictments) that Fitzgerald is inherently holding-over the heads of the following parties:

* Daley Family (Richard M. Daley, Patrick Daley, Robert Vanecko, R.J. Vanecko, et al).

* Other Obama supporters and, possibly, Obama himself (Allison Davis, Dr. Eric Whitaker, Marty Nesbitt, et al).

* Rezko investigation collateral damage (Blagojevich, Joe Cari, John Harris, et al).

To this end, the most powerful man in America appears to be U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald – an unaccountable and unelected Federal Bureaucrat since becoming an Assistant United States Attorney in New York City in 1988.”

“The United States Constitution is about WE THE PEOPLE….not the selfish, political agendas of Milorad Blagojevich or U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald.

This retrial is, indeed, an eye-opener for our country as we’re witnessing major violations in our Public Trust and our uber-sacred United States Constitution from both the Defendant as well as the U.S. Attorney.”

Read more:

http://www.nuclearchicago.com/2011/05/nuclear-chicago-blagojevich-defense-team-1919-white-sox-or-the-bad-news-bears%C2%A0/

Rezko and Blagojevich protected by Obama Justice Department?, Where is Tony Rezko?, Streamlined lie being told

 Rezko and Blagojevich protected by Obama Justice Department?, Where is Tony Rezko?, Streamlined lie being told

“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“The last thing Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Rod Blagojevich needed was that letter written by convicted Illinois influence peddler Tony Rezko promising he’d never rat out his pals.”…John Kass, Chicago tribune


“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”…Joseph Goebbels

What deals have been made between Obama, Blagojevich, Rezko and the US Justice Department?

From the Chicago Tribune May 14, 2011.

“Heading into the third week of the ousted Illinois governor’s
corruption retrial, it’s clear prosecutors are guided by the adage
that less is more as they streamline what jurors in the first trial
complained was an overly complicated case.

“They’ve made the case a lot of easier to follow,” said James
Matsumoto, who was the foreman at the initial trial and has attended
much of the testimony at the second, this time sitting on spectator
benches rather than in the jury box.

Prosecutors have been right, he added, to begin their presentation by
focusing primarily on the allegation Blagojevich sought to sell or
trade President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat for campaign
cash or a top job. Last year, they waited weeks before getting to it.”
“Laying out such a truncated case does carry its own risks: Jurors
impressed by sheer volumes of testimony and exhibits could be left
wanting more, if not necessarily better, evidence.

What’s not in doubt is that the stripped-down case has thrown off
defense lawyers, who likely spent weeks preparing to ask
cross-examination questions about subjects that prosecutors didn’t
bring up this time.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-blagojevichtrial,0,2697557.story

“prosecutors are guided by the adage that less is more as they streamline what jurors in the first trial complained was an overly complicated case.”

Joseph Goebbels and George Orwell could not have said it better.

From the Chicago Tribune January 28, 2011.

“A federal judge has set a new sentencing date for a convicted influence peddler and one-time fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Judge Amy St. Eve told attorneys at a hearing Friday that she’ll sentence Tony Rezko on Oct. 21.

Rezko’s attorneys and prosecutors had asked the judge earlier to delay Rezko’s sentencing to allow for the possibility he could testify at two upcoming trials, including Blagojevich’s corruption retrial in April.

At Friday’s hearing, the defense also argued in favor of a new trial for Rezko based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling scaling back so-called honest services laws.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-ap-il–blagojevichtrial-rezko,0,1617012.story

Where is Tony Rezko, Citizen Wells February 27, 2011.

“The dropping of counts 1,2 and 4 against Blagojevich by the prosecution was the latest move in a long series of maneuvers to protect Obama from being exposed for his long time ties to Tony Rezko and corruption in Chicago. Rezko was not called as a witness in the first Blagojevich trial and the odds are now higher that he will not be called as a witness in the second trial.”

Read more:

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/blagojevich-trial-corruption-justice-dept-protects-obama-rezko-ties-to-obama-diminished/

Where is Tony Rezko?

From The Chicago Breaking News Center, November 4, 2010.

“Antoin “Tony” Rezko, once a top adviser and contributor to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, will be sentenced Jan. 28 for his role in a scheme to solicit kickbacks from companies seeking state contracts.

Rezko was not at the hearing this morning at which U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve set the sentencing date.

Rezko has agreed to cooperate against Blagojevich but wasn’t called to testify at the former governor’s trial last summer. With Blagojevich’s retrial set to begin in April, Rezko’s sentencing months before could signal he is unlikely to be called again. Defendants usually aren’t sentencing until after their cooperation has been completed.

A sentencing date was not set today for Rezko’s co-defendants, Stuart Levine, Joseph Cari and Steven Loren, who will next return to federal court for a status hearing in March.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/11/rezko-to-be-sentenced-before-blago-trial.html

Obama executes prisoner of war enemy combatant criminal, John McCain criticizes waterboarding, Long term consequences

Obama executes prisoner of war enemy combatant criminal, John McCain criticizes waterboarding, Long term consequences

From John Hammer of the Rhinoceros Times, May 12, 2011, in print in NC.

“President Barack Hussein Obama has been out campaigning this week. The 2012 presidential election is well underway and the president has been out making campaign speeches and raising money, as he will be for the next 18 months.

Whenever a president gets out on the campaign trail there is criticism because people don’t think their president should be political. But that is how they got to be president, by being politicians. We are now in the stage of the political process where the campaign staff starts having more and more say about the president’s actions.

In light of that, consider the current situation that Obama finds himself in. His approval ratings continue to trend downward. The approval ratings are the difference between those who “strongly approve” and “strongly disapprove” of the president’s actions.

There are bumps, but right now it appears the longer he remains in office the less he is liked by the American people. In January of 2009 his approval ratings were as high as plus 30; by March of 2011 his approval ratings had fallen to a low of minus 22. In April Obama’s approval ratings hovered between minus 15 and minus 20. It makes sense for a candidate to try to do something to get those ratings up.

Two things have happened recently that should have improved his poor approval ratings and have had some effect, but it appears that it is temporary.

First was the release of his birth certificate. There is no doubt that this was an event completely orchestrated by his staff. Obama could have released his birth certificate at any point in the past three years. He could have produced it, like Sen. John McCain did early in the campaign in 2008. Instead, Obama spent as much as $2 million in legal fees to keep from releasing it. But then came a constant barrage of demands to release it from a celebrity who can wave his hand and be surrounded by a sea of cameras – Donald Trump.

The Donald, as seems to have already been forgotten, was leading the polls as the Republican presidential opponent and was beating Obama every day with the birth certificate stick. So it made political sense for Obama to take the stick away from Trump and force Trump to find something else to beat him with. As a political move it made a lot of sense, but it didn’t provide Obama with a sustainable improvement in his approval numbers.

If you look at it as a campaign move, going after Osama bin Laden also makes sense. The reports say that they knew where Bin Laden was hiding out since August 2010. The raid took time to plan, but it didn’t take nine months. They had certainly established that Bin Laden wasn’t going anywhere and, no doubt, for a pacifist like Obama, it was not easy to order a raid where the goal was to assassinate a terrorist.

It sounds harsh to imply that the death of Bin Laden was orchestrated in an attempt to get Obama’s approval ratings up, but it makes sense from a political point of view. And in the coming months the political point of view is going to become not just the dominant point of view in the White House but very nearly the only point of view. The main job that Obama has for the next 18 months is to get reelected. If he doesn’t, not only is he out of a job but all the people who work for him are out of jobs as well, and his wife loses her Air Force jet.

The military and intelligence community had no doubt been pushing for the attack, with the hold up being the president.

Looking at it from a political standpoint also explains some things like the staged photo of Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Vice President Joe Biden and others on the national security team watching television in the White House situation room. According to the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta, they could have been watching a lot of different things, but they weren’t watching live footage of the raid on the Bin Laden compound because it wasn’t available. It’s a great photo and would have remained great if Panetta hadn’t spilled the beans.

The most interesting question about that photo, aside from what they were really watching on the screen, concerns that woman who is trying to squeeze in between a couple of men in the back. It turns out she is the director for counterterrorism, Audrey Tomason. She happens to be the only woman in the room other than Clinton, and appears to be the youngest person in the room as well.”

Read more:

http://greensboro.rhinotimes.com/Articles-c-2011-05-11-208317.112113-Under-the-Hammer.html

John McCain, who was held prisoner and tortured by the Viet Cong, has referred to waterboarding as torture and stated that it played no part in finding Osama Bin Laden.

From the LA Times  May 12, 2011.

“Former Atty. Gen. Michael Mukasey is taking issue with Sen. John McCain’s characterization of his account of whether information from detainees who were subjected to harsh techniques helped lead to Osama bin Laden.

“Sen. McCain described as ‘false’ my statement that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed broke under harsh interrogation that included waterboarding and disclosed a torrent of information that included the nickname of Osama bin Laden’s courier” — Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti — Mukasey said in a statement. “He strongly implied … that this harsh interrogation was not only useless but also illegal. He is simply incorrect on all three counts.”

Mukasey added: “KSM disclosed the nickname — Al-Kuwaiti — along with a wealth of other information, some of which was used to stop terror plots then in progress. He did so after refusing to answer questions and, when asked if further plots were afoot, that his interrogators would eventually find out. Another detainee, captured in Iraq, disclosed that al-Kuwaiti was a trusted operative of KSM’s successor, Abu Faraj al-Libbi. When Al-Libbi went so far as to deny even knowing the man, his importance became obvious.

“Both former CIA Director Michael Hayden and former Director of National Intelligence Adm. Michael McConnell have acknowledged repeatedly that up to 2006, many of the valuable leads pursued by the intelligence community came from the three prisoners who were subjected to harsh techniques that included waterboarding in order to secure their cooperation.”

Read more:
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-mukasey-osama-bin-laden-torture-20110512,0,6988211.story?track=rss

John McCain, knows what real torture is and yet believes waterboarding is torture. Does McCain believe that executing a prisoner is legal?

War criminals responsible for the deaths of millions in World War II were captured and tried. Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber was captured and tried.

I believe, as John Hammer has stated, that the execution of Bin Laden was done for political expediency.

I have concerns that the excution of an unarmed captured prisoner will set a dangerous precedent. What will stop our enemies from executing our captured soldiers? Yes, I know that it has already happened. But now they can point to our actions as justification.

Perhaps Bin Laden, already suffering from health issues, set us up for this.

Obama records still hidden, Original birth certificate, College records, Senate records, Obama used tax payer dollars to hide records

 Obama records still hidden, Original birth certificate, College records, Senate records, Obama used tax payer dollars to hide records

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

The questions above are still valid and require answers.

Some things are worth repeating. From Citizen Wells April 2, 2008.

We need to know the truth about Barack Obama. We need to know where Obama was on November 4, 1999. We need to know where Obama was and what he was doing during his term in the Illinois Senate. When I first read the allegations of Larry Sinclair, I was very skeptical. I am still somewhat skeptical. However, I went to the records of the Illinois Senate for November 4, 1999 and Barack Obama was not present. Sinclair alleges that he had 2 encounters with Obama from November 3 to November 8 1999. The first encounter was allegedly in a rented limo and involved drugs and gay sex. This alone was not a red flag for me but when you couple this information with Obama’s known association with criminals, with racists and hate mongers and his failure to provide his records while in the Illinois Senate, there is a legitimate need to get straight answers from Obama.

Here is what we know about Obama:

Obama received campaign contributions from Tony Rezko and was involved in a real estate transaction involving Rezko and his wife.

Obama had a long time association with racist, anti semitic pastor Jeremiah Wright.

Obama has consistently evaded requests for information, lied about not knowing of pastor Wright’s comments and acted in a hypocritical manner such as when he condemned Don Imus in 2007.

Obama has made hypocritical comments about open access to records:

From the democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia on Oct. 30, Obama said to Clinton: “We have just gone through one of the most secretive administrations in our history, and not releasing, I think, these records at the same time, Hillary, as you’re making the claim that this is the basis for your experience, I think, is a problem.”

November 3 2007. The Obama campaign sent out a letter  pressing Clinton to release her White House schedules before the Iowa caucuses.

“Fully releasing these records is in keeping with the spirit of the process that makes the Iowa caucus so special,”

 Lynn Sweet, a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times states:

“Instead, since I have some reporting history here, I am noting a pattern that has emerged: This is Obama’s third ethical conversion of convenience — taking on a higher standard, but only when it appears to be politically expedient. Obama is making government transparency and ethics a centerpiece of his presidential campaign.”

From a Chicago Tribune interview of November 12, 2007:

“The status of any government records Sen. Barack Obama might still have from his time as a state lawmaker in Springfield has come up as he has repeatedly criticized Sen. Hillary Clinton for how slowly records from her husband’s administration have been released.

In a Tribune interview Thursday, the Illinois Democrat said he had no intention of sharing any of the documents he might still have in his possession.”

Next are the questions asked and responses from Obama. I know that many people have read this, but it is worth repeating:

“Q: It is kind of unknown where some of the records from your time in Springfield are located. Where is that stuff, what do you have?

“We had one district director. I had one staff person, so, you know, we didn’t have some elaborate sort of system. I didn’t at my disposal millions of dollars and potentially multiple staff people to conduct an archive. Now keep in mind, it is apples and oranges. First of all, I’m not the one who has made this an issue. We saw during the debate, Senator Clinton was asked about it and the suggestion was somehow they’ve done all they could. And my simple point was, I don’t think there is some smoking gun in these archives or something, or some damning evidence. The only point that I’ve made is that, you know, Senator Clinton continues to base her claim on experience, in part, in substantial part, on her role as first lady, because if her, you know, experience was just based on her tenure as an elected official, it’s thinner than mine. So, I think it’s fair for people to ask, you know, what exactly was she doing, if that’s a substantial claim that she is making. So, I’m not interested in playing a game of gotcha, where I think there is evidence of something. I’m assuming most of this stuff is pretty mundane, you know, stuff. But what we do know is that she was involved in health care. Based on the questions you just asked me, or [New York Times reporter Jeff] Zeleny just asked me today, there’s this sense of, well, yeah, I was in charge of health care, but the fact that it didn’t work out, wasn’t my fault. That, we’ve at least got a public record that she was involved. From that point forward, we really have no idea what she was involved in. And so, you know, what I think, what I think, is not, doesn’t make sense is to say, to able to take credit for whatever Clinton Administration successes that she wants, and then selectively distance herself from any Clinton Administration failures, and not have some sort of public record that allows people to get a sense of that. Now, my sense is that this is information that, if they wanted to accelerate the process, so that it was available before this election, they could get it out there.”

Q: What about your stuff, though? What do you have?

“I have no idea. I mean [muffled on recording]. I really don’t. Again, I did not have at my disposal. I wasn’t preparing for the Obama state senatorial library.”

Q: You must have kept some stuff. Correspondence, calendars?

“The problem is whatever remaining documents I have are inevitably incomplete. And then the questions going to be, where’s this or where’s that. Once I start heading down that road, then it puts me in a position that could end up being misleading. I don’t want to mislead people. I don’t know the extent of the records that I have as a state senator.””

Read more from the Chicago Tribune:

http://weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/blog/2007/11/obama_did_not_want_his_poems_s.html

The following is from Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times on November 11, 2007:

“On Friday, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that she had asked Obama at a news conference: “Do your state senate papers still exist? If they do, just where are they? And would you ever intend to make them public to be responsive to some requests?”

Sweet wrote that he replied: “Nobody has requested specific documents.”

But the Chicago Tribune has reported that it “requested documents from his time in Springfield and never received a response.”

And Sweet wrote of her own paper, “The Chicago Sun-Times has also been asking about Obama’s papers.””

“RNC spokesman Danny Diaz said of Obama’s reticence on records: “Barack Obama is a rookie senator with few accomplishments. Perhaps he’s reluctant to inform the public about his activities in Springfield because they demonstrate a lack of leadership at a state level as well.””

“An Obama spokesman, Ben LaBolt, last week declined to say where Obama’s records from his years in the Illinois State Senate are located. There is no law mandating the state to archive the records. The records from Obama’s office — if he kept them — would potentially show appointments with lobbyists, policy memos, meetings, etc.”

“Obama’s campaign has refused to identify the biggest bundlers, people who are raising at least $200,000 for him and are given membership in his National Finance Council. Obama, as all major candidates, declines most of the time to disclose details about most fund-raising events.”

“Sometimes Obama has come late to the game. He did not stop taking rides on subsidized corporate jets until the week he was tapped to be the Democrats’ chief spokesman on ethics in January 2006. In 2005, Obama took 23 such private aircraft flights, some to attend fund-raisers he headlined. In 2006, Obama led the fight to ban lawmakers from taking cut-rate private air travel.”

“Obama has supported more earmark disclosure to bolster government transparency. Last June, Obama disclosed the earmarks he requested for Illinois and national interests. However, his office, after repeated requests since June, has yet to disclose earmarks Obama sought in 2006, before he was running for president.”

Read more from Lynn Sweet here:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2007/11/sweet_column_obama_record_on_t.html

Tim Russert interviewed Barack Obama on November 11, 2007. During part of the interview Russert asked Obama about supplying records. Here is that segment:

“MR. RUSSERT:  You talked about Senator Clinton having records released from the Clinton Library regarding her experience as first lady, and yet when you were asked about, “What about eight years in the state senate of Illinois,” you said, “I don’t know.” Where, where are the—where are your records?

SEN. OBAMA:  Tim, we did not keep those records.  I…

MR. RUSSERT:  Are they gone?

SEN. OBAMA:  Well, let’s be clear.  In the state senate, every single piece of information, every document related to state government was kept by the state of Illinois and has been disclosed and is available and has been gone through with a fine-toothed comb by news outlets in Illinois.  The, the stuff that I did not keep has to do with, for example, my schedule.  I didn’t have a schedule.  I was a state senator.  I wasn’t intending to have the Barack Obama State Senate Library.  I didn’t have 50 or 500 people to, to help me archive these issues.  So…

MR. RUSSERT:  But your meetings with lobbyists and so forth, there’s no record of that?

SEN. OBAMA:  I did not have a scheduler, but, as I said, every document related to my interactions with government is available right now.  And, as I said, news outlets have already looked at them.

MR. RUSSERT:  Is your schedule available anywhere?  Are—the records exist?

SEN. OBAMA:  I—Tim, I kept my own schedule.  I didn’t have a scheduler.

MR. RUSSERT:  Senator Durbin, your colleague, publishes his schedule each day.  Would you do that?

SEN. OBAMA:  Well, you know, these days I have a public presidential schedule that I think everybody has access to.”

To read more of the Tim Russert interview click here:

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21738432/

Obama said, “I didn’t have a schedule.” What kind of evasive answer is that? Everyone has a schedule.

Larry Sinclair’s allegation means almost nothing in a vacuum. However, when you look at the big picture, the picture that appears from all of the puzzle pieces, a scary picture emerges. Barack Obama is running for President of the United States. He has to be held to a high standard. It is time for some answers and information.

Obama must provide records.

Where was Obama on November 4, 1999?

Donald Trump lying?, Trump using controversy?, Obama birth certificate lies, Who is lying?

Donald Trump lying?, Trump using controversy?, Obama birth certificate lies, Who is lying?

“Why has Obama, after using private and taxpayer funded attorneys for years to keep his birth certificate and college records hidden, placed a computer generated birth certificate and not a certified original copy on WhiteHouse.gov?”…Citizen Wells

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“Why has Donald Trump asked for Obama to release a legitimate birth certificate and not questioned the image placed on WhiteHouse.gov?”…Citizen Wells

Somebody is lying!

Has Donald Trump been lying?

Was Trump simply using the birth certificate controversy to gain attention and prominence?

Was Trump in cahoots with Fox News?

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/obama-birth-certificate-lies-who-is-lying-obama-trump-jana-winter-alvin-onaka-affidavits-no-certified-copy/

In sync with Jana Winter’s report on Fox, Trump stated the following.

After the dubious image, purported to be Obama’s long form birth certificate, was placed on WhiteHouse.gov Trump stated.

The image placed on WhiteHouse.gov is not a certified copy of an original birth certificate.

Where is Trump?

From the Crossville, TN Chronicle May 9, 2011.

“Why was President Obama’s birth certificate even being discussed? It was due to a clause in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which states “ No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President;…”

The Founders borrowed the term “natural born citizen” from the international treatise known as the “Law of Nations,” which appears in the U.S. Constitution under Article I and the enumerated powers of congress.

The Constitution does not say “citizen”; it specifically combines the legal concepts of jus soli (right of the soil) and of citizen parents, jus sanguinis (right of blood). It was intentionally designed by the Framers to prevent a President from having dual allegiance.

To be a “natural born citizen” of the United States, one must be the blood offspring of a father who was at the time of birth, a legal U.S. citizen. Every member of the U.S. Supreme Court knows this definition well… its not at all complicated.

President Obama has already admitted to not being the son of a U. S. citizen and is, therefore, not a “natural born citizen.”

Why doesn’t the Supreme Court simply issue an Order stating that President Obama is not a “natural born citizen” and remove him from office? Because the members of the Supreme Court know, or suspect, that the streets would run red with the blood of its citizens if it removed President Obama from office, and additionally make every law signed by President Obama void or voidable.”

“If President Obama is found to be ineligible, no articles of impeachment need to be drawn up. No voters need to be disenfranchised. Simply invoke Section 3 of the 20th Amendment, which provides a remedy if a President is deemed unqualified.”

Read more:

http://crossville-chronicle.com/opinion/x1693502853/Stumptalk-Donald-Trump-and-the-birth-certificate

Obama birth certificate lies, Who is lying?, Obama, Trump, Jana Winter, Alvin Onaka, Affidavits, No certified copy

Obama birth certificate lies, Who is lying?, Obama, Trump, Jana Winter, Alvin Onaka, Affidavits, No certified copy

“Why has Obama, after using private and taxpayer funded attorneys for years to keep his birth certificate and college records hidden, placed a computer generated birth certificate and not a certified original copy on WhiteHouse.gov?”…Citizen Wells

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“Garbage in, Garbage out.”…Computer Science Axiom

We still have not seen a certified copy of a original birth certificate for Obama. For anyone confused, the document placed on WhiteHouse.gov is not a photocopy, but was computer generated (the documents placed on WhiteHouse.gov tell us so). In concise English this means, if the document did originate with the state of Hawaii, that the document was pieced together using data from multiple places in one or more databases. If this was done, the real question is, where did the data in the database originate. For example, did Obama’s grandmother provide this information sometime after Obama was born. If this was in 1961 it would have been written and/or typed by a typewriter and sometime later entered into computer systems. The signatures could have been scanned into databases as well. We have not seen the source of this data.

Somebody is lying.

Obama? He has consistently lied to the American people about his records, his associations with criminals like Tony Rezko and about the health care bill. Obama is a liar.

Donald Trump? Has asked for months to see Obama’s birth certificate. After the document was placed on WhiteHouse.gov, Trump took credit and made a brief comment that the document would have to be verified. Was Trump telling the truth?

Neil Abercrombie? The newly elected Governor of Hawaii suggested in an interview with the Honolulu Star Advertiser that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.

Jana Winter or Alvin Onaka? Jana Winter at Fox wrote the following on April 27, 2011.

“More than a month before Donald Trump began his media blitzkrieg over the issue of President Obama’s birth certificate, the document was quietly moved to a more secure location within a dual combination-key lock safe inside the state’s health department vault.

The certificate was moved there by Alvin Onaka, Hawaii’s State Registrar, in response to what had already become an increasing number of media requests by FoxNews.com and others, according to sources.”

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/obama-birth-certificate-update-liar-scoreboard-jana-winter-fox-alvin-onaka-story-who-is-lying/

Jana Winter? She wrote the following on April 30, 2011.

“Expert: No Doubt Obama’s Birth Certificate Is Legit”

“But a leading software expert says there’s no doubt about its authenticity, and he dismisses claims of fraud as flat-out wrong.”

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/jana-winter-and-fox-intentionally-misleading-americans-obama-birth-certificate-analysis-ocr-software-data-integrity-vs-character-translation/

Jana Winter flagrantly misrepresented what the Adobe expert said. Where I come from, that is an outright lie!

USA Africa?

Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, Peter Ogego?

AP June 27, 2004?

“Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU-oNAaQX6s

2 Affidavits have been presented regarding Obama’s birth certificate and place of birth.

Affidavit:

Any written document in which the signer swears under oath before a Notary Public or someone authorized to take oaths (like a County Clerk), that the statements in the document are true

An affiant is strictly responsible for the truth and accuracy of the contents of the affidavit. If false statements are made, the affiant can be prosecuted for perjury.

Tim Adams ? a elections official in Honolulu in 2008 signed an affifavit stating:

Bishop Ron McRae?

http://obamacrimes.com

Obama executed Osama Bin Laden, Bin Laden captured alive and then executed, 12 year old saw her father executed

Obama executed Osama Bin Laden, Bin Laden captured alive and then executed, 12 year old saw her father executed

From the Daily Mail May 4, 2011.

“Osama Bin Laden’s daughter has claimed he was captured alive in his Pakistani hideout and then shot by U.S. special forces, it was reported today.

Arabic news network Al-Arabiya quoted ‘senior Pakistani security officials’ who said the 12-year-old saw her father executed and his body dragged to a helicopter.

A Pakistani official rejected U.S. accounts of a bloody firefight, saying: ‘Not a single bullet was fired from the compound at the U.S. forces and their choppers. Their chopper developed some technical fault and crashed and the wreckage was left on the spot.’

The channel also said the surviving Bin Laden relatives, including six children and one of his wives, had been taken to hospital in Rawalpindi.
A slew of fresh details have emerged in the last 24 hours, which indicate Bin Laden had a plan to escape alive if he ever came under attack.
Claims include a report that Bin Laden had money and two phone numbers sewn into his clothes at the time of his death.
According to Politico, the terror chief had £450 worth of cash hidden on his person suggesting that he was prepared to have to flee quickly if his lair came under attack.
CIA director Leon Panetta is also said to have briefed that bin Laden was not more strongly guarded because he believed his network was strong enough that he would get a heads-up about any raid.

A senior US official told Fox News the compound was ‘built for deception’ with barricades and a false wall set up to confuse intruders.
It was built in readiness for an assault, the official claimed, with barricades on each floor and the main door apparently blocked off by a brick wall.

In a particularly salacious account, the National Enquirer claimed that the Al Qaeda leader had begged for his life and said ‘it’s not me’ when he was confronted by the hit team.

It has also emerged that Amal Al-Sadah, the terror chief’s 27-year-old wife and youngest bride, was shot in the leg during the raid but survived.
In initial accounts of the firefight, US. officials had claimed bin Laden was armed with an AK47 rifle and was using his wife as a ‘human shield’ when he was shot.
 U.S. press secretary Jay Carney confirmed more details of the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden last night
Counter-terrorism official John Brennan had said. ‘There was family at that compound, and there was a female who was, in fact, in the line of fire that reportedly was used as a shield to shield Bin Laden from the incoming fire.’
But last night, the White House said Bin Laden was not armed when a U.S. Navy SEAL confronted and killed him during Sunday night’s assault on his compound.
The discrepancy between the two versions of events was put down to the ‘fog of combat’ by the White House.
Security officials said they did not recover any arms and explosives during their detailed search of the compound and the 13-roomed house, during which they removed two buffalos, a cow and around 150 chickens.”

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383106/Osama-Bin-Laden-dead-Wife-watched-die-White-House-reveals-WASNT-armed.html