Friday, July 17, 2009

Major Cook Gets Fired From His Job - A Result Of Questioning Obama's Eligibility ?


Department of Defense Retaliation is perhaps swift and brutal...

and So the plot thickens... and apparently the Cook case is proceeding.

After refusing to deploy to Afghanistan based on Obama's eligibility issue as Commander in Chief... and after his orders were abruptly revoked perhaps because the government did not wish to see this go to court... U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, got fired from his civilian job at Systems Integration Management Technologies, Inc (Simtech Inc.), which does DOD contracting in the general field of information technology/systems integration. Maj. Cook is/was a senior systems engineer and architect for that company.
The Department of Defense has allegedly compelled a private employer to fire a U.S. Army Reserve major from his civilian job after he had his military deployment orders revoked for arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

According to the CEO of Simtech Inc., a private company contracted by the Defense Security Services, an agency of the Department of Defense, the federal government has compelled the termination of Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook.

Cook's attorney, Orly Taitz, wrote in her blog that Simtech CEO Larry Grice said he would try to find another position within the company for Cook, but nothing is currently available.

"What has happened in the present case of Stefan Frederick Cook is that a federal agency appears to have taken action against Stefan Frederick Cook's private employer, Simtech, Inc., which is a closely held corporation owned and operated by members of a single family, who are as much victims of the Department of Defense's heavy-handed interference with plaintiff Cook's private-sector employment as is plaintiff Cook himself."
If you are interested at all in contacting the CEO of Simtech Inc., Larry Grice, here is the information:

17608 Pasture Rd
Odessa, FL 33556
Phone: (813) 240-0296

Ok - first of all it should be worth mentioning that this guy, Maj. Cook, is not someone of lower rank that is just afraid of being deployed... he is an educated and experienced Major, one who takes his military oath very seriously. His rank demands that one understand that there is a difference between lawful orders and unlawful ones.
He has stated that: "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, [then] any order coming out of the presidency or his chain of command is illegal. Should I deploy, I would essentially be following an illegal [order]. If I happened to be captured by the enemy in a foreign land, I would not be privy to the Geneva Convention protections," he said.
Below is the oath that he took - and it looks like he intends to abide by it - knowing full well that he could experience the type of retribution that he is allegedly experiencing.

This Plaintiff, at the time of his original induction into service, took the United States, military oath of an enlisted man, in which he stated:
“I, Stefan Frederick Cook, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God”

Later, however, he took the oath of an officer of the United States Armed Forces, as follows:

“I, Stefan Frederick Cook, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of Major do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.” (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)

This oath is based on 5 U.S.C. §3331:
This major takes this oath very seriously -

Additionally, it is worth noting - Maj. Cook has also had some high ranking military join his lawsuit.

It should be noted from the report:
An officer does not swear to obey the orders of the President. Rather, he assumes the obligation to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic (for example, a possible Presidential Usurper, if it were shown by clear-and-convincing evidence that a person took the office under false pretenses of constitutional qualifications). The Founding Fathers had the foresight to protect and secure against a situation such as that now facing the United States. The officer oath is a safeguard to protect the Constitution against a corrupt elected government. Officers have an obligation to defend the Constitution.
What is even more unfortunate and alarming in this case, is that if indeed this call for Maj. Cook's termination at his civilian job is at the behest of the military, then we have a bigger problem then just Obama's birth certificate!

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

10 comments:

Chris in OC said...

What you don't report here are the following facts:

1. In February 2009 Cook signed a consent letter authorizing Taitz to represent him against Obama in the matter of Obama's citizenship.

2. In May 2009, Cook volunteered for active duty in Afghanistan. He was not ordered to active duty.

This is clearly a set-up for a political statement, not a courageous stand. Here's why:

1. The sequence of events is troubling. Why would anyone volunteer for active duty three months after agreeing to be represented in a lawsuit challenging President's legitimacy?

2. Cook is a reservist, and a reservist has the right to rescind his request for active duty up until the date he is scheduled to report. That means Cook's deployment would not be an order until that date, and since he made his request to rescind before that date, his claim to conscientious objector status is ridiculous. One cannot be a conscientious objector when he can ask to be let off the hook and cannot be refused.

3. While Simtech is not a federal agency, it is a defense contractor, and the Pentagon has the right to determine who can and cannot work there. This should not surprise anyone, let alone an Army officer who has sued the government to challenge the president's legitimacy.

If Cook has concerns about Obama's citizenship—and it's clear he does—he has the right to express those concerns and pursue the issue in court, if he chooses. That much would be reasonable, even to those who disagree with him. If he wanted to make a bigger statement, he could have resigned his commission. That, too, would have been reasonable, and even honorable given his belief about Obama's citizenship.

Instead, Cook used his commission and the Army itself as posterboard for a blatant political statement, and that is inexcusable.

BTW, Obama has no "eligibility issue." Factcheck.org, a respected, independent organization, inspected Obama's birth certificate and reported in August 2008 that it is authentic. See http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html

Judy Aron said...

Chris in OC - I care not if it was as you say "a set-up" - perhaps this is the only way anyone can obtain sufficient "standing" required by the courts who have denied even hearing these cases as they hide behind their definition of who has "standing".

I don't believe Cook ever took "conscientious objector" status, he merely refused orders because they were in his opinion unlawful and unconstitutional. As a major he knew full well what his rights and duties are.

Secondly, other military men have signed onto this lawsuit. Did they "set this up" too?

Personally I hope this opens it up for other military to refuse deployment as a result of the question of eligibility!

Your assertion that the Pentagon can call the shots at a private business is extremely troubling, as this is now being spread across the spectrum that government contractors and business that take money must now take orders from the government - THAT is not the hallmark of a free society! Perhaps your tune would change if your own job was at peril at the whim of government dictate.

Lastly - I don't rely on Factcheck - especially with regard to this issue given their ties to Annenberg. What I do rely on is FACTS - and we are all merely looking at the FACTS in this issue and the biggest FACT of all is that Obama refuses to show his documents. Since babies born outside of the country could be registered in Hawaii and receive this short form - this tells us nothing about where he was actually born, who the attending physician was and what hospital he was born in. The short form has also been shown by some to have been "doctored".

Tell us all again why Obama won't reveal his original long form birth certificate - or his school records.... it is only as simple as that Chris.

You can choose to disagree with what thousands of Americans and this military man is asking for - as far as I understand it's still a free country - at least for now.

Obama could end the controversy once and for all with the production of his documents - ask yourself - why doesn't he?

Chris in OC said...

Obama DID release his Hawaii birth certificate, and he did so in the spring of 2008 when the rumors started circulating. Unless you're prepared never to change your mind on the subject, what more do you want?

Yes, I understand the rumor that the certificate was forged, but that just exposes denial by the doubters. There's also the absurd rumor that Obama's mother had the pull in 1961 to have Hawaii officials register the birth illegally after the fact. You can believe what you want, but this "birther" conspiracy theory has no substance; as Molly Ivins used to say, there's no "there" there. See http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthcertificate.asp

As for Cook, he most certainly DID ask for conscientious objector status. See http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/15/soldier-claims-obama-isnt-legal-president-doesnt-deploy/ (you DO trust Fox News, don't you?)

Further, the issue has been before the courts since last fall, at least, so Cooks' grandstanding was not necessary, and ironically, it actually hurt his case. The federal court in which Taitz filed earlier this month just dismissed the case as moot based upon Cook's reserve status. Had he not grandstanded, the case would have been heard on its merits.

Judy Aron said...

Sorry no - Obama did NOT release his LONG FORM birth certificate; the one signed by his doctors and the hospital administrators. If he did - prove it - show it to me. I want to see it Where is it Chris?

You trust SNOPES too? is that where you get definitive information on the Internet SNOPES and FACTCHECK? Give me a break... How about actually SEEING proof for yourself? Have you even read the documents and heard the recordings or looked at the allegations behind these eligibility lawsuits? Or are you just getting your talking points from the Obama team and his propaganda administrator Mr. Gibbs? And NO.... I DO NOT trust FOX News - or any other Cable TV news ... I take what they have to say with a humongous grain of salt because they are ALL liars with an agenda. I read all sorts of things from all different information sources - foreign ones too. I particularly enjoy the ones that actually DO some investigative journalism instead of push talking point pablum crap on the American sheeple.

Sorry - but I disagree with you on this point vehemently - Major Cook had every right to do what he did and I am glad he did it, and I don't particularly care about his method - his plan - or whatever. I hope other military people also start protesting in a similar manner. His case - or a similar one WILL eventually be heard. They cannot keep this out of the courts forever.

Where are Obama's (or is it Barry Soetero?) college application records? Where are his records from Occidental? Why is he spending millions to hide his information and keep these lawsuits out of the courts? Why are Africans saying he was born in Kenya? Why did members of his own family say so as well? Why are no Hawaiian hospitals or attending physicians coming forward with statements saying anything about his birth? Why when he was attending school in Indonesia was his nationality stated as being Indonesian? There seem to be a plethora of questions and NO answers Chris.

You can believe whatever you want regarding Obama's birth- but on this account Chris - where is the proof? You still have not answered my question... Obama could end the controversy once and for all with the production of his documents - ask yourself - why doesn't he?

Chris in OC said...

I can't read minds, but I would guess that Obama doesn't supply the long form birth certificate because he doesn't have to. The certificate he supplied contains enough information to satisfy the U.S. State Department's requirements, and if it's good enough for them, it should be good enough for you or anyone else. If it's not, that's your problem, not Obama's.

And college applications and school transcripts? Since when are they relevant to the presidency?

BTW, there's another factor none of the birth deniers ever mentions, and that's U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. This matter came before the Court last fall, so Roberts was aware of it when he administered the oath of office to Obama in January. So, either Roberts administered the oath in deliberate violation of the Constitution (in which case you must demand his impeachment), or you must accept Roberts' administration of the oath as his endorsement of Obama's citizenship.

On a related matter: Why do you post videos from Fox News to support your opinions when you believe they are "liars with an agenda"?

Also, I'm curious about the information sources you DO trust. I would appreciate their names so I may aspire to be as informed as you.

Judy Aron said...

Chris in OC - You are willing to take the administration's word for it. I am not. I didn't take Bush's word for anything either. Our government has lied on numerous occasions, and has violated the Constitution and our rights as well. I am surprised at how trusting you are of them. But hey, that's your choice.

As for the president "not having to" supply his long form birth certificate... that's about as ludicrous a comment as I have heard. He is the president for heaven's sake. If I have to produce one of those to get a driver's license then he ought to produce one to show his eligibility. Oh - he's protecting his privacy? Give me a break. The fact that he has been asked to do so and has refused is troubling - but you obviously don't think so. So much for Obama's 'transparent" government.

The "certificate" he produced tells us nothing about being natural born, and I don't care what the State Department accepts or does not accept as they are also capable of covering up the truth - especially if it endangers their own leadership. This is a constitutional crisis... some people don't want to upset this applecart - the Constitution be damned.

I guess I have to explain this to you very simply - college applications and school transcripts contain information about where this fraud was born. If we can't get a long form birth certificate then we ought to get information out of other documents. That's how they are relevant to the presidency. Again - it is silly to think he is merely protecting his privacy.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts could barely get the oath (one that he should know by heart) out of his mouth. I think he did knowingly administer the oath in deliberate violation of the Constitution, and if the long form proves it then he ought to be impeached as well. As I said - This is a constitutional crisis... some people don't want to upset this applecart. Wow, how trusting of you to believe those in DC - I guess your government never lied to you.

On a related matter: I post videos from all over... and the ones I post from FOX contain speakers that I think are worth hearing for one reason or another.

As for the information sources I use - you honestly don't care do you? Go back to reading HuffPo and whatever the cable TV and government tells you and just be satisfied that you believe what you believe. You obviously don't care about the truth so I won't bother to further engage you.

You believe what you are being told - I do not. Folks like you can call me names, mock me and damn me for it - I could not care less.

I want proof, and what's been shown thus far is far from it and there are hundreds of thousands who share my sentiment...even those NOT in this country.

Chris in OC said...

"Hndreds of thousands" Really? I'm sorry, but I don't believe that. If there were really hundreds of thousands who had serious doubts about Obama's citizenship, the popular vote would have been a lot closer than it was.

I'll make the rest of this brief, because I think we're both just spinning our wheels here.

First, I don't trust everything the government tells us, but I don't automatically suspect a conspiracy, either. I happen to think this "birther" issue is a non-starter; that doesn't make me a dupe, it just makes me someone who disagrees with you.

Second, I really am interested in knowing your information sources. If you don't care to provide them, that's your choice.

Judy Aron said...

Wow Chris - you don't think there is anyone outside of this country who believes Obama is a fraud? You think I just count "voters" in this country who have questions about this issue? Open your mind. It's a big world. There are foreigners who want to see proof, especially if Obama is signing treaties and making promises with them.

I never said you were a dupe. You have freedom of thought. Certainly feel free to disagree about this issue. I have said that all along.

And No... you really aren't interested in where I get my news sources. Suffice it to say the entire Internet offers plenty of information for everyone.

Honestly, I am not interested in playing games of "gotcha" with you or anyone else, nor do I care to spend any time to convince you of something you seem to think is pure nonsense. I have explained my position and information on this issue in numerous posts. You can do more homework on your own if you are really interested. My guess is you won't, and you are simply satisfied to believe what you believe. If the truth be known I have tried to see it from your side and it all just doesn't sit right for me. Too many unanswered questions remain. The biggest one is simply where is the long form, doctor signed, copy of the birth certificate? I have one... no doubt you have one... the question is where is Barry Soetero's?

Peace.

Chris in OC said...

I see: You have news and information sources, but you won't reveal them. I wonder why? It's not very difficult to reveal such sources, and I've revealed two of mine. Even if you don't believe I'm interested in your sources (and you're wrong, BTW), what harm could it do to list them?

In short, Judy, what are you trying to hide?

Of course, you don't have to list your sources, and I don't care if you don't. I just find your refusal ironic in view of this thread's subject matter.

Judy Aron said...

Irony.... Hah! Chris I am not the President, and my information sources have little to do with being a Constitutional crisis. No irony here at all really.

Yeah - you obviously do seem to care about my "news sources" (probably just to marginalize them) otherwise why the fuss? I am not "hiding" anything and I am not refusing either - I am just not spoon feeding you - if you click on links included in all my posts you will discover various information sources. Those are only some of many that I come across on the Internet. You are on the INTERNET! Look around there's much to draw from. You don't need me to tell you what to read, and I am not seeking your approval about what I read either.

I think we are done Chris.. I'll be the adult and give you the last word since you seem to crave it.