HOT UPDATE: UK HERALD ARTICLE SAYS: Mr Panetta was directly in charge of the team, a US official said, and his conference room was transformed into a command centre. This squares with the article I cited and analyze below. Thanks Tammy Bruce!
Dear Friends: A brief moment will be spent today opining on why there is a great deal of uneasiness in the blogosphere regarding the OBL “death certificate” (so well covered by Shrine friend, Left Coast Rebel).
Three words (unless Biden is counting): LACK OF TRUST.
For example, before Bin Laden’s death was announced, much media focus was on the finally released Obama birth certificate. This was suppose to put rumors of Obama’s citizenship status to bed.
It did not.
One of my other Shrine friends, a graphic artist professional well-versed in Photoshop and Adobe, took a good look (wanting to prove it was an original image). This friend also compared the image with digital images taken of standard government documents around the house. It rapidly became apparent that the President’s birth certificate image was heavily edited.
Another Shrine friend had this today:
http://www.thepostemail.com/2009/10/15/obama-concedes-hes-not-a-nbc-in-obama-vs-keyes-2004-debate/ is reporting that Obama in a debate vs Alan Keyes in 2004 admitted that he was not a “natural born citizen.”
I am a cspan addict and have narrowed down the VIDEO to one of these 3 http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/search-results.php?keywords=obama+alan+keyes
You can modify the time range to 8/1/2004 to 5/1/2005 to narrow the search.
Obama seems to be getting the vetting NOW that the elite media failed to do in 2008.
Why does this matter? Because if they had done the vetting when they were suppose to, more Americans would have understood Obama had a tendency to vote “present” whenever possible.
This seems to have occurred, again, when issuing the Bin Laden Kill order.
According to a fairly detailed account: TEAM CLINTON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OBL KILL ORDER.
The money quote (in regard to this order): Nothing changed with the president’s opinion – he continued to avoid having one.
Before analyzing the validity of the article, take a good look at the photo issued by the White House:
Please check out the article for yourself. In a nutshell, it says basically Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, and David Petraeus tagged-team to overcome Valerie Jarrett’s interference in how to handle the situation. Keeping the above photo in mind, please consider this statement from the article:
The now famous photo released shows the particulars of that of that room and its occupants. What that photo does not communicate directly is that the military personnel present in that room during the operation unfolding, deferred to either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates. The president’s role was minimal, including their acknowledging of his presence in the room.
The other statement that caught my eye, and seems to confirm the content of this piece: President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission.
In the interest of full disclosure, another Shrine friend is concerned that the author of the blog, Ulsterman, is a “false flag” and a source not to be trusted. However, given the fact that Obama has a history of “voting present” on critical matters and/or letting others do his work (e.g., Gulf Oil spill, Obamacare), I find Ulsterman’s version of events more credible.
In fact, it takes me back to my favorite moment during the current presidency: When Bill Clinton took charge so Obama could go to a Christmas Party:
Additionally, there is a 16-hour decision delay to account for. Finally, another reason Ulsterman’s report seems to be on target is that the OBL death story seems to be continuously “evolving”. I will be keeping up via Left Coast Rebel, but the speed of “walkbacks” has been most dizzying!
UPDATE: I think the fact that Leon Panetta insisted the pictures would released, while the White House now says they won’t, shows the huge schism within the administration that further proves the case for the Ulsterman take.
PANETTA HAS BEEN THROWN UNDER THE BUS!
Why does this matter? Because, frankly, Obama and the media have been far to quick to look for political gains benefiting the President. I am quite angered by the glee shown by the press and leftists, after years of deriding the Bush White House for the tactics used that proved to be so successful in this operation.
I also think Team Obama wants us to be distracted. That way, Americans don’t learn of stories of the White House targeting small papers to delete stories unflattering to the First Lady.
The economy is bad, and not getting better, especially in California. In fact, let me link my readers to a few key state stories, as the summer townhall season is almost here and California will be having important elections this year:
Air Quality Bill Stinks Up Capitol Hearing: Get ready for some really costly and restrictive environmental bills being passed through the Legislature with an anti-business-as-usual attitude, despite the foul economy in the state.
Will School Block Grants Replace Earmarks?: The LAO (Legislative Analysts Office) recommended establishing the following criteria for school-funding mandates: 1. It must result in a “true” mandated new program or increased level of service rather than redundant or unnecessary programs; 2. It must serve a statewide interest (not a politicized interest); 3. It must produce results consistent with legislative intent (and not get diverted into “mission creep”); and, 4. It must prove that the mandate cannot be achieved through a less-costly alternative.