From the July 2009 Idaho Observer:
Deployment orders revoked for soldier questioning legitimacy of the "CIC" WorldNetDail
Deployment orders revoked for soldier questioning legitimacy of the "CIC"
WorldNetDaily reported July 14, 2009, that U.S. Army Reserve Major Stefan Frederick Cook’s orders for deployment to Afghanistan were revoked without explanation just days before his scheduled departure date. Cook, an engineer, challenged his deployment order on grounds that he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven he is qualified to be president of the U.S. or, by extension, commander-in-chief (CIC) of the armed forces.
"We won," said Cook’s attorney Orly Taitz. The deployment order was revoked without explanation two days prior to the scheduled hearing date in a Georgia district federal court to address questions raised by Cook. The court action was styled as a restraining order and named as defendants were Colonel Wanda Good, Colonel Thomas Macdonald, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Obama, described as "de facto president of the United States."
Taitz believes that the military responded in full knowledge that Obama is not properly seated as president and revoked Cook’s deployment order to avoid the details regarding the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency becoming public record.
"As an officer in the armed forces of the United States, it is [my] duty to gain clarification on any order we may believe illegal. With that said, if President Obama is found not to be a ‘natural-born citizen,’ he is not eligible to be commander-in-chief," he told WND only hours after the case was filed earlier this month.
In defense of his actions, Cook said that the military did not provide a venue to address his questions so he filed his case in a civilian court. The foundation of his argument is that, unless soldiers are performing their duties under a legitimate president as commander-in-chief, members of the U.S. military in overseas actions could be determined to be "war criminals and subject to prosecution."
Among the claims of illegitimacy contained in the complaint, was an allegation that, "The evidence contained in exhibit E shows that Barack Hussein Obama might have used as many as 149 addresses and 39 Social Security Numbers prior to assuming office as president. The Social Security number most commonly used by Barack Hussein Obama is one issued by the state of Connecticut, the state where Barack Hussein Obama never resided and shows him to be 119 years old. This coupled with the fact that Mr. Obama’s grandmother, Madeline Dunham, was a volunteer at the Oahu Circuit Court Probate department and had access to the Social Security Numbers of the deceased, constitutes circumstantial evidence casting serious doubt on the legitimacy of Mr. Obama and his claims of being born on U.S. territory."
It would appear that Cook’s decision to buck deployment based upon the illegitimacy of the CIC is legally and ethically sound, but he is being criticized for his actions by both veterans and active duty military personnel. He is also being lambasted by the corporate media.
WND reported that Keith Olberman of MSNBC, who did some excellent criticism of the Bush administration, reportedly called Cook a "jackass" and Taitz a "conwoman," as he labeled both of them the "worst persons in the world." He flayed the soldier as "an embarrassment to all those who have served without cowardice."
"Barack Hussein Obama, in order to prove his constitutional eligibility to serve as president, basically needs only produce a single unique historical document for the Plaintiff’s inspection and authentication: namely, the ‘long-form’ birth certificate which will confirm whether Barack Hussein Obama was in fact born to parents who were both citizens of the United States in Honolulu, Hawaii, in or about 1961," explains the complaint.
"Taitz said she will attend the hearing to amend the temporary restraining order to an injunction because more members of the military have joined the cause," WND reported.
Taitz reasoned that, if the military can revoke one order based on claims that Obama is not a legitimate president, it can revoke others and it places military personnel at risk.
"We are going to be asking for release of Obama’s records because now this completely undermines the military."
Taitz said the issue "must be resolved immediately," and she will continue working to ensure Obama proves he is eligible for office.
"We’re going to be asking the judge to issue an order for Obama to provide his vital records to show he is legitimately president…This issue has to be decided…If he is legitimate, then his vital records will prove it…If he is illegitimate, then he should not have been there in the first place," Taitz said.