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Anti-Obama Navy SEAL leader: Iím a Birther
Foreign Policy ^ | August 17, 2012 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 08/18/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT by Seizethecarp

President Barack Obama is a socialist, was raised by communists, and wasn't born in the United States, according to the former Navy SEAL who founded the group Special Operations Speaks (SOS), which aims to portray Obama as anti-military in this election season.

Earlier this week, a different group of former Navy SEALS calling themselves the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund rolled out its campaign to criticize Obama for leaking national security information and taking what it believes as undue credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. That group claims to be non-political.

But the founder of SOS, a similar group with the same mission and the same tactics, says he has no problem admitting that he is against Obama's politics, personality, and believes that America's current president is lying about his origins.

"I have to admit that I'm a Birther," said SOS founder Larry Bailey, a retired 27-year veteran of the Navy SEALs, in an interview. "If there were a jury of 12 good men and women and the evidence were placed before them, there would be absolutely no question Barack Obama was not born where he said he was and is not who he says he is."

Bailey, who is part of the leadership of SOS's effort to mobilize thousands to take to the streets to denounce Obama's treatment of the military through an SOS project called Operation Street Corner, doesn't only believe that the president is a foreigner. He also believes that he is not actually the son of Barack Obama, Sr. Bailey trumpeted the conspiracy theory that the president is actually the love child of Ann Dunham and writer Frank Marshall Davis.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birther; birthers; certifigate; democrat; democrats; foreignpolicy; fp; larrybailey; leftistmagazine; moderate; naturalborncitizen; navyseals; obama; opsec; politicalleft; politicalmoderate; sos; stoptheleaks
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Foreign Policy is a "serious" MSM foreign policy journal and Josh Rogin, the reporter, is a "serious journalist" so a "birther" story not framed as snark is surprising from them, at last surprising to me. Rogin even writes about the belief of the Seal in the "conspiracy theory" that Frank Marshal Davis might be Barry's true dad!

IIRC, the magazine, Foreign Policy is subscribed to by just about every library of any size in the country, along with Foreign Affairs.

It is listed as "moderate" (non-partisan) in a Wiki rating, for what that's worth:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_magazines

Here is Rogin's bio:

Josh Rogin covers national security and foreign policy and writes the daily Web column The Cable. His column appears bi-weekly in the print edition of The Washington Post. He can be reached for comments or tips at josh.rogin@foreignpolicy.com.

Previously, Josh covered defense and foreign policy as a staff writer for Congressional Quarterly, writing extensively on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, U.S.-Asia relations, defense budgeting and appropriations, and the defense lobbying and contracting industries. Prior to that, he covered military modernization, cyber warfare, space, and missile defense for Federal Computer Week Magazine. He has also served as Pentagon Staff Reporter for the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading daily newspaper, in its Washington, D.C., bureau, where he reported on U.S.-Japan relations, Chinese military modernization, the North Korean nuclear crisis, and more.

A graduate of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Josh lived in Yokohama, Japan, and studied at Tokyo's Sophia University. He speaks conversational Japanese and has reported from the region. He has also worked at the House International Relations Committee, the Embassy of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.

1 posted on 08/18/2012 5:57:48 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Larry Bailey is the real deal SEAL, a great VN-era and after patriot.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 6:00:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Seizethecarp; Absolutely Nobama; aragorn; Art in Idaho; Aurorales; autumnraine; azishot; ...
Constitutional Eligibility

3 posted on 08/18/2012 6:12:07 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1307 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Travis McGee

He is also correct.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 6:12:17 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Seizethecarp

What, he doesn’t think 0bummer is the best thing since sliced bread?

Obviously he is a racist nut job!


5 posted on 08/18/2012 6:14:01 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Seizethecarp

What, he doesn’t think 0bummer is the best thing since sliced bread?

Obviously he is a racist nut job!


6 posted on 08/18/2012 6:14:05 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Seizethecarp

Foreign Policy is a leftist rag, chattering endlessly about global warming and the evils of Israel.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/06/20/postcards_from_hell_2011?page=0,53&wpisrc=obnetwork


7 posted on 08/18/2012 6:14:05 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Travis McGee

More power to him.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 6:15:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.opsecteam.org

http://specialoperationsspeaks.com


9 posted on 08/18/2012 6:19:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Seizethecarp
“FOREIGN POLICY is published by the FP Group, a division of The Washington Post Company”

Hmmm...did Barry PO someone at WaPo? Maybe they are tired of paying reporters to follow him around only to get stiffed with no availability?

10 posted on 08/18/2012 6:23:46 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

President Barack Obama is a socialist, was raised by communists, and wasn’t born in the United States,

I was thinking the same thing.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 6:24:29 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
Obviously he is a racist nut job!

The comments on the article are full of p*ssing and whining libs who comprise a huge percentage of the readership and are used to having all “birther” exposure suppressed or denounced.

12 posted on 08/18/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Travis McGee
Israel already knowst he truth and most likely has the evidence. Hell I bet Anonymous has the goods on Obama.

The problem is the scenario is that anyone who believes that is kook according to the media.

13 posted on 08/18/2012 6:28:33 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: jjotto
“Foreign Policy is a leftist rag, chattering endlessly about global warming and the evils of Israel.”

Correct! So it is MSM (owned by WaPo) and “considered” moderate...which makes the appearance of this article all the more amazing...at least to me!

The article doesn't even include the phrase “debunked birther”. It just plows right into what the Seal said about Barry's red diaper upbringing...which Barry admitted to in his own Ayers written bio...but the lefties are still screaming “racist” in the comments (pushing 1,000).

14 posted on 08/18/2012 6:32:17 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: barmag25
President Barack Obama is a socialist communists, was raised by communists, and wasn’t born in the United States
15 posted on 08/18/2012 6:37:11 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Seizethecarp

I’m guessing that they were hoping their readers would see these military guys as far out kooks.

Maybe their formless liberal education renders them unable to make the points they intend.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 6:37:28 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

“I’m guessing that they were hoping their readers would see these military guys as far out kooks.”

Your guess would be correct as to how a lot of the the readers took it. They are rabid haters of the military, Seals and America from what I can see as far as I got, but there are some patriots in the comments.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 6:41:01 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Travis McGee; butterdezillion

Butter,

Perhaps this guy can help...

Travis, can you make an intro?

Butter has a project she is working on that this group and its founder may be interested in.

Best regards,


18 posted on 08/18/2012 6:44:06 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: jjotto

It is a given in this realm that ‘birthers are kooks.’ This article was written to set up Bailey and SOS as kooky and, by extension, paint the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund with the same ‘kook’ brush.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 6:52:17 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Seizethecarp
Larry Bailey is the founder of Gathering of Eagles and Boot Murtha, and various other patriotic groups since his Vietnam Veterans for Truth days.

He's definitely one of the good guys!

20 posted on 08/18/2012 7:03:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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