Skip to comments.Barack Obama Denied National Security Clearance
Posted on 10/02/2008 5:51:46 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
Barack Obama Denied National Security Clearance Aug.20, 2008 in General Barack Obama cannot be Trusted with Classified Information
How can the President of the United States be denied a basic security clearance? How can the Commander and Chief of the most powerful military be denied access to classified information? Barack Obama would be denied the necessary security clearance for President if he was held to the same standard as everyone else. If you cant pass a Secret level background investigation, which is required for many soldiers, you should not be eligible for the Presidency.
What is a Security Clearance?
Having served in the U.S. military, law enforcement, and as a civilian government contractor, Ive had my fair share of background investigations. The United States government employs a multitier security clearance paradigm.
Confidential Unauthorized disclosure could cause damage to national security. Secret Unauthorized disclosure could cause serious damage to national security. Top Secret Unauthorized disclosure could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security.
Each level of access requires a progressively more in-depth background investigation before the clearance is obtained. The President of the United States should be able to flawlessly pass the most extensive investigation and a polygraph test. Both are required for workers in some Special Access Programs classified Top Secret.
The purpose of the clearance is to determine an individuals honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, financial responsibility, criminal activity, emotional stability, foreign influences, family associations, drug use, mental health, judicial proceedings, employment history, traits of character, and loyalty to the United States. This collective data is used to evaluate your ability and willingness to safeguard national secrets. Based on the facts about Barack Obama, he fails to satisfy the minimum requirements for even a basic secret clearance. His background investigation would have Red Flags shooting up in so many places; the issuing panel would deny him a clearance outright.
Obamas Answers on the Security Clearance Application Instead of going through all the Security Clearance Application questions, Ill examine the questions that would deny Barack Obama a Secret Clearance.
List foreign national relatives whom you or your spouse are bound by affection, obligation, or close and continuing contact.
Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. of Kenya, and Lolo Soetoro, the Indonesian oil manager his mother married. These two foreign relatives would probably initiate a Defensive Security Services or Department of Defense investigation that would take roughly a year to explore. Im not sure how many degrees of separation are involved, but Obama Sr. and Soetoros associations are not friendly to the United States. However, they are not the primary concern.
Barack Obamas brother, his kin Abongo Obama, is a militant Muslim who has been quoted saying, A black man must liberate himself from the poisons of European cultures and western values. Obamas paternal cousin, Raila Odinga is also a Muslim extremist who recently lost the Kenyan Presidential election to a Christian. How can such relations exist between the President of the United States and radical Muslims?
Have you ever been an officer or a member or made a contribution to an organization dedicated to the violent overthrow of the United States Government and which engages in illegal activities to that end, knowing that the organization engages in such activities with the specific intent to further such activities?
Have you ever knowingly engaged in any acts or activities designed to overthrow the United States Government by force?
These two questions go hand and hand. Having gone through the interview phase of the clearance process a number of times, I cant image the look on the face of the investigator nor the sheer amount of time it would take to explain Barack Obamas anti American ties.
Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist and granted funding to a controversial Arab group that dubbed the creation of Israel as a catastrophe. The founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti western terrorism.
Barack Obama also served on the Woods Fund board with William Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972. Bill Ayers has killed hundreds of civilians, police officers, and was recently quoted saying, I dont regret setting bombs, I feel we didnt do enough.
I would deny a security clearance for anybody that even shook these mens hands, never mind launching a campaign from Ayers living room.
Have you illegally used any controlled substance, for example, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, hashish, narcotics (opium, morphine, codeine, heroin, etc.), amphetamines, depressants (barbiturates, methaqualone, tranquilizers, etc.), hallucinogenics (LSD, PCP, etc.), or prescription drugs?
Barack Obama has specifically admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his book Dreams From My Father. He even confesses pursuing heroin, but was scared of the drug dealer. A clearance question such as this is used to test someones ethical fortitude to stand up for what is right, legally forbidden, and ultimately make correct decisions. Obama fails this test with his weakness to deny temptation.
Would anyone question your honesty?
Obamas lies regarding his recollection of policies supported and the reality of what he actually did endorse are too numerous to count. However, these lies are unfortunately common in todays politics. An article written in a conservative blog has outlined 26 more personal deceptions Obama has made to the American people. How can anyone trust this guy with confidence? cont.......
From what I understand, being POTUS is all you need to get clearance. You are CINC, nothing to qualify for. Your position itself gives you full authority.
Interesting. a soldier can have a felony on his record not related to drugs and still get a secret security clearance. Obama must have done something really wrong to not get one. I mean, I had a top secret, SBI TK-1 while in the Army. But then again, I didn’t have any arrest record and was an all American Kid
To follow later.
“If you cant pass a Secret level background investigation, which is required for many soldiers, you should not be eligible for the Presidency.”
I’d support a constitutional amendment to that effect. But for now, it’s not a requirement.
Unfortunately it is up to the press to help the people vet those that run for elected office but that rarely goes both ways, as recent events have shown.
Was he actually denied or do you think he would be denied?
As far as drugs, lots of people who have done drugs have received security clearance, even top secret clearances. As long as someone is truthful about what they have done in the past, and they are no longer doing drugs, then they can usually get a clearance.
Other issues can hamper a person getting a clearance. If someone is having an affair, and they are actively lying about it to a spouse. This sets them up for blackmail.
Also, financial problems such as going bankrupt because that sets someone up for maybe wanting to sell secrets.
If true, this is incredible!! CO
You are correct. This same thing was bantered about in the Clinton election and there is nothing to it. Sounds good, but is nothing but a rumor.
He can do what Clinton did. Just say, “I tried it, but I didn’t inhale.”
What would be the point of a security clearance? We already know 0bama is an an enema of the state.
Obama could not qualify for any security clearance if he had to go through the door like everyone else. I want to know why every candidate for President does not have to have a background check like they require for Top Secret. Let each candidate fill out the form that some of us had to fill out every five years to keep the clearance. If they cannot pass it, then they cannot run for office.
Remember the woman Schroeder (I Think) from CO who whined she was on Armed Services but she was not allowed to hear the black box briefings but expected to vote on the money. Good reason is that she never had the security clearance because there are certain briefings only members with the clearance can hear.
Obama has not been turned down for a clearance.
When the people elect a President the clearance is a non issue period.
No clerk or bureaucrat can tell the nation that the President elect doesn’t pass his departments security requirements.
He has ties to domestic and international terrorists, isn’t that a probelm for security clearence? IM SICk!
Thank you, Porter_Knorr.