Sharon Rondeau is a birther who runs a subscription web site called The Post & Email. Rondeau styles herself a journalist, and in that guise, she approached the US Defense Department with a rather bizarre query1 addressed to Lt. Col Catherine Wilkinson (MPS Georgetown University, US Military Academy West Point), a media relations officer:
Hi Cathy, my newspaper has been following the Obama eligibility/identity question for the last four years since its inception in August 2009.
May I obtain a statement from the military about whether or not they are aware that the long-form birth certificate image posted on the White House website since April 27, 2011 has been declared a “computer-generated forgery” by a law enforcement investigation? http://www.mcsoccp.org/joomla/
Is the military aware that a congressional investigation into the forgery might be launched as a result of the Cold Case Posse’s investigation? http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/obama-birth-certificate-doubts-head-to-capitol/
Does the military have the ability to analyze the Obama birth certificate image and Selective Service registration form to determine if they are authentic? If so, why has that not been done?
What are the ramifications if the U.S. military has been taking orders from someone who achieved the office of president and commander-in-chief by fraud?
Thank you very much.
Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
Wow! Sounds a little like “have you stopped beating your wife?” In the real world, the Cold Case Posse is a bunch of volunteer clowns. Obama’s Selective Service application is confirmed both by FOIA from the Bush administration, and an online registration query run by a reporter in California. And most important, I think anybody in the US military ought to know that they don’t police the political process in the United States. There are laws against that sort of thing. This isn’t some third-world dictatorship, despite what birthers may think.
The Defense Department provided a succinct reply courtesy of Lt. Col. J. Todd Breasseale, Press Officer for the Department of Defense:
We are happy to consider reality-based requests, but do not entertain absurdities from the web.
Yes folks, the Defense Department blew her off. This veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan called her absurd. Now he could have said more about the proper role of the military in US Politics (i.e. none) but he didn’t, perhaps because he recognized that he was dealing with a nut case. Of course you cannot shut up a birther, and Rondeau sent an even longer response that she was dead serious and that it must be true because she heard it on the radio and saw it on YouTube (linking to an article on her own subscription-restricted web site was definitely not cool):
Dear Lt. Col. Breasseale:
It is absolutely not a joke. I provided references to legitimate sources with evidence made public on numerous radio shows and in a 57-page affidavit in a current court case in Alabama, a copy of which I have received personally from its author, the lead investigator on the case: http://www.scribd.com/doc/153935043/Zullo-Affidavit
I am stunned at your response and can obtain an interview for you with lead investigator Michael Zullo if you wish, as I have spoken with him directly on many occasions.
Here are articles and interviews which Zullo has provided: http://www.infowars.com/mike-zullo-talks-about-obamas-fake-birth-certificate-on-the-alex-jones-show/
Two formal press conferences were held last year announcing the findings of fraud and forgery, one on March 1 and the second on July 17, calling for a congressional investigation:
Rep. Steve Stockman has pledged to launch an investigation, and that is certainly not “nonsense.” http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/obama-eligibility-skeptic-goes-public-on-cruz/
Here, a second congressman states his support for a bill requiring an investigation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/ted-yoho-birther_n_3713636.html
How can this issue possibly be ignored?
Additionally, I never received a response from you regarding the evidence I told you I possess regarding a politically-motivated court-martial which contains a fraudulent signature. The case is well-known and has been covered up by the NCIS and the U.S. Navy for almost 24 years. Earlier this week, I referred the matter to the House Armed Services Committee.
Late last month, Dr. George Little had promised future openness and “no spin” from the military, and I had hoped that his public affairs officers would keep that pledge. I have always asked serious questions in my contacts with your office, and I assure you that this query is very serious. In fact, it is a matter of national security, as Zullo has stated on many occasions that there is no evidence that Obama is even a U.S. citizen.
My father was a veteran of World War II in the China/Burma/India theater and I always had great respect for our military. I can therefore assure you that I have no desire to engage in “absurdities” with anyone in your office.
I would be happy to speak with you by phone and provide proof of my identity should you need further assurance of my sincerity.
Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
I would like to focus on one of the questions Rondeau raised: “How can this issue possibly be ignored?” Lt. Col. Breasseale demonstrated exactly how the issue can be ignored in his one-word reply:
You can’t argue with crazy.
I understand that Rondeau is dead serious. There are lots of kooks that are dead serious, but that doesn’t make them any less a kook. If the military had any responsibility related to the issues that Rondeau raised, perhaps a more complete response might have been warranted, but they don’t have any such role. She might as well have been demanding that they stop fluoridation of the water or stop the teaching of evolution in the schools.
Over at Obama Release Your Records, some think it’s the end of the world:
We are so desparately (sic) infiltrated by the enemy now. And, I feel within a very short time, weeks, we’re gonna’ be in some deep doodoo. I think there are many sleepers about to be activated. We’re going to have to be vigilante just to protect ourselves, family, etc… within the short term. I think you, and most of us here on the same page have fought the good fight against an enemy that has had time to assemble over a period of time. Hide your food & the other "you know whats"… I have a feeling they’re gonna’ make a move soon. If it comes to this scenario….we’ll find out just how many we have on the right side.
- Squeeky Fromm’s take on the story
- Reactions at The Free Republic
- Comments at The Fogbow
- Consternation at Obama Release Your Records
1Most readers here will be familiar already with this story. I include it for posterity.
2Perhaps “nuts” would have been more appropriate, pun intended.