Skip to comments.Retired general, lieutenant colonel join reservistís lawsuit over Obama's birth status
Posted on 07/15/2009 5:09:42 PM PDT by real_patriotic_american
A controversial suit brought by a U.S. Army reservist has been joined by a retired Army two-star general and an active reserve Air Force lieutenant colonel.
Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook filed the suit July 8 in federal court here asking for conscientious objector status and a preliminary injunction based upon his belief that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.
But before the issue got to court, Cooks orders to deploy to Afghanistan were revoked. Lt. Col. Maria Quon, U.S. Army Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Army Human Resources Command-St. Louis, said Tuesday that Cook was no longer expected to report Wednesday to MacDill Air Force Base in Florida for mobilization to active duty. Cook, who claims he is now the victim of retaliation due to his suit, received his mobilization orders to report for active duty at MacDill on July 15. From there he was to go to Fort Benning, on July 18, for deployment to Afghanistan.
Cook is an Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA). This means hes a reserve soldier assigned to an active component unit consisting of active duty soldiers instead of a reserve unit, which is composed entirely of reserve soldiers. He is assigned to the U.S. Army Element of U.S. Southern Command.
Last week Cook filed a request in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector represented by California attorney Orly Taitz.
The government, in its response to the suit, claims that Cooks suit is moot in that he has already been told he doesnt have to go to Afghanistan, so the relief he is seeking has already been granted.
The Commanding General of SOCCENT (U.S. Special Operations Central Command) has determined that he does not want the services of Major Cook, and has revoked his deployment orders, the response states.
Taitz argues in a pleading revised following the revocation of Cooks orders, that the application for preliminary injunction is not moot and that retired Maj. Gen. Carol Dean Childers and U.S. Air Force Active Reservist Lt. Col. David Earl Graeff have joined the suit because it is a matter of unparalleled public interest and importance and because it is clearly a matter arising from issues of a recurring nature that will escape review unless the Court exercises its discretionary jurisdiction.
Cooks resubmitted Application for Preliminary Injuction is meant to encompass the possibility of Cook receiving future orders for deployment as well as to address and prevent negative collateral consequences such as retaliation against Major Stefan Frederick Cook ...
As to the retaliation issue, the revised suit states Cook lost his job at Simtech, Inc., a corporation that does Department of Defense contracting in the field of information technology/systems integration, because of the suit and has additionally been subjected to gossip from people who believed Cook was manipulating his deployment orders to create a platform for political purposes.
Taitz, who has also challenged the legitimacy of Barack Obamas presidency in other courts, filed the original suit with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
In the filing, Cook states he would be acting in violation of international law by engaging in military actions outside the United States under this Presidents command. ... simultaneously subjecting himself to possible prosecution as a war criminal by the faithful execution of these duties.
A hearing to discuss Cooks requests is scheduled to take place in federal court here this morning at 9:30 a.m.
Excerpt- "Taitz argues in a pleading revised following the revocation of Cooks orders, that the application for preliminary injunction is not moot and that retired Maj. Gen. Carol Dean Childers and U.S. Air Force Active Reservist Lt. Col. David Earl Graeff have joined the suit because it is a matter of unparalleled public interest and importance and because it is clearly a matter arising from issues of a recurring nature that will escape review unless the Court exercises its discretionary jurisdiction."
Based on the Sarah Palin experience, I suggest that a couple of thousand law suits like this would be about right. Or maybe 10,000.
Updates at this site:
Orly Taitz appears to be doing just fine!
“As to the retaliation issue, the revised suit states Cook lost his job at Simtech, Inc., a corporation that does Department of Defense contracting in the field of information technology/systems integration, because of the suit and has additionally been subjected to gossip from people who believed Cook was manipulating his deployment orders to create a platform for political purposes.”
Can O just produce a BC so my fingers and FR could have a rest?Gee!
Is there a legal defense fund being established for the good Major?
I too wish he’d just provide us with the birth certificate so we can drop this issue (if it turns out he really a natural born citizen) and get on with opposing his policies on the grounds that he’s a socialist with the brains of a cornish hen and the ability and competence of a Darwin Award winner.
I believe Orly Taitz might have something going (?). Check her site out:
.... and he can learn to throw a baseball while he’s at it!
First it was
“Joe the Plumber”
“Cook the Major”
Beckwith, our own FReeper and author of the fantastic ‘The Obama File’ http://www.theobamafile.com/
will be on Plains Radio http://www.plainsradio.com/radio.html
with host Ken Dunbar for two hours TONIGHT, Wed July 15, 8PM CST-10PM CST.
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2 cases this week in federal court that could end Obama’s stint in the White House!
Maybe that is why the Dems are rushing to so hard to spend us into oblivion..before all hell breaks loose.
Someone on another thread said they are sending Major Cook a check for $1,000.00.
Major Cook is Freeper Roaddog727.
The text was here (my FReepranslation after that:)
(SNIP) "Obama! Obama! Obama!" (they yell) ... It seems the possibility of Obama being born in Kenya, though, is high. If that is the case, even though Obama has been selected as President of the United States, yet according to the rules, he is not even eligible to serve. Furthermore, there is no doubt that Obama's citizenship is American. But, under the US Constitution, in order to actually serve as President, one needs to have been actually born in the United States." (end of translation)
B. Hussein Obama thought that he was going to spread the wealth around, but now he’s spreading his own around in legal defense fees.
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