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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.
is this really true????
Thank you for the ping, Jet Jaguar.
Maybe they found out he is a Muslim. Or that he really isn’t a U.S. Citizen
Thanks for the ping.
This looks like a hypothetical exercise, i.e. what would happen IF Obama tried for a security clearance? From the article:
“Instead of going through all the Security Clearance Application questions, Ill examine the questions that would deny Barack Obama a Secret Clearance.”
If a majority number of voters elect someone to public office (despite their history, political stance or general proclivities that might offend the minority voters)
the people have spoken and nothing can stand in the way (constitutionally). ;-)
Since when did an empty headed teleprompter reading puppet need clearance?
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You don’t need security clearance if you are president and wish to take away the security of our nation. See how long it takes him to downsize our military. There will be no security. You will have no way to protect yourself either because first he will take your guns away, then he will take our military away.
What source is there to demonstrate he was denied one?
I admitted to my trying marijuana when I was 20 years old (and yes, I told them that I inhaled), and I told them about my being busted as a drug importer (later cleared, correctly) while I was in the military, and I still received my C6, and then my T1 from DHS/ICE.
Al-Qaeda high-5ing each other and ROTFLTAO.
The Congress stands between the voice of the People and the Presidency. It can impeach and remove a president no matter what the People say or want.
Not before he is elected. ;-)
Yeah, but you are a real clean guy.
oh, i don’t quite believe he’s a muslim or terrorist. a sympathizing softcore marxist who think’s it’s best america gets knocked down a few pegs? absolutely.
If I remember right, didn’t the clintons go all eight years without getting the whitehouse staff checked out through normal channels? It seems like it was supposed to be done before they even started their jobs..but they never got around to it...
Besides, that would have little to do with his security clearance. Would take a majority of votes to accomplish the ouster after impeachment Clinton survived. Get this snot in office and only political bomb would get him out.
The requirements for President are defined by the Constitution: Age 35 or more, natural born US citizen; that's it.
Security clearances are agency requirements and cannot supersede the Constitution. It's up to the voters not to elect a Marxist to office, unless that's their choice.
Thanks LucyT for all six.
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That’s a different issue. The power to impeach the President is again a Constitutional authority. Congress cannot prevent an elected President from taking office nor can they preempt his candidacy.
Congressmen and women do not get a security clearance, yet we have had many Communists posing as members of the Democratic Party since the 1930’s, as well as one Democrat (Dickstein) who was a made Soviet agent in the 1930’s.
Other CPUSA members and/or covert members or well documented supporters include:
Bella Abzug - one day her Party membership will be made public if the records are not destroyed
John Conyers, Jr - a record too long to print. Key supporter of the KGB operation known as the WPC. (So did many others). Interested in which communist/socialist group his father belonged to in the UAW. Later bought out by the Reuthers.
Ron Dellums - there wasn’t a communist cause from many communist parties that he didn’t support - CPUSA, SWP, WWP, etc.
Charles Hayes (D-Ill) - id. CPUSA
George Crockett Jr (D-Mich) - id. CPUSA
Vito Marcantonio - CP mouthpiece in Congress(membership not publicly disclosed)
Charles Porter, Don Edwards; Burton Brothers - all well documented CPUSA supporters (Edwards hired CP members in his title insurance company)
Maxine Waters; Rangel; T. Weiss; Frank; Savage; Major Owens; Kastenmeier; Parren Mitchell (from a Party family); and many more - well documented communist front supporters and sometimes CPUSA overt organizations (their newspapers and the annual fundraising banquets, etc).
Also, a number of communists and sympathizers have been hired by these people, including by John Kerry, Conyers, Crockett, etc.
The story about how loyal congressmen have had to use subtrafuge to keep some other communist congressmen from secret materials will never be told. You had to be there to know about it. (been there; done that).
THere is so much more to this topic, but the only conclusion I can give after 40 years in this arena is that our security system is almost totally broken.
Sleep well tonight, if you are a blind fool!
Having foreign nationals as family members is not a disqualifier, nor is a past history of experimentation with drugs.
The association with anti-government groups part is a little wild, claiming that Bill Ayers killed hundreds of people. Bill Ayers is a troubling association, and one that warrants more (any) serious debate in the media, but he is not a mass murderer. Sure, it's safe to say that Bill Ayers was a founding member of the Weathermen, and has remained supportive of their causes throughout the years, but does the author of the article seriously believe that somehow Bill Ayers personally killed hundreds of people, including police officers, yet walks free?
What is the problem here?
We have already done this with Bill Clinton, why should we balk now. Move along, nothing to see.
personally killed...doubtful. Hundreds, definitely not, Ayers bombings were actually quite amateurish and ineffective. It was his followers that actually succeeded in killing someone.
My actual point is that in all fairness to the author, Ayers' guilt is not in question. He has admitted everything that he has been accused of. Actually lamented that he had not done enough (NYT 09/11/2001). He is on the street because of a technicality.
I think this is a hypothetical question, not a statement.
I’d disagree on the polygraph part...they’re worthless.
Innocent people get nervous and flunk them, while sociopaths can pass them.
Didn’t that Hansen guy who gave the Russians all that material pass multiple polygraphs?
“Barack Obama Denied National Security Clearance”
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“Barack Obama Denied National Security Clearance”
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