And now, Wxxx News finally addresses the "Birther" issue. Though this drama has not yet completely played itself out, we believe we have come to a plausible account of the controversy.
The institution of the POTUS (President of the United States) has been compromised by various factors in recent history, beginning most tragically with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an event that would serve to intimidate every subsequent president (with occasional reminders, as experienced by Ford and Reagan). Then there was the mere political assassination, such as was executed upon Richard M. Nixon. As Russ Baker has argued, Nixon was a little too inclined to "leave the reservation" - particularly given his probing into the "bay of pigs thing" (which was his way of saying: the Kennedy assassination). And so the "plumbers" - some of whom were involved in that "bay of pigs thing" - went to work, committing a sloppy burglary, and the rest was history.
But in the present circumstances, we suspect that the presidency has been compromised by the very birth of Barack H. Obama Jr. We do not claim to know with any certainty the state or nation of his birth. He may very well have been born in Hawaii. Of greater import, however, is the fact that the record of that nativity has been compromised. Indeed, the man sitting in the Oval Office today is, as a popular bumper sticker available on WorldNetDaily puts it, an UNDOCUMENTED WORKER.
How and when the record was compromised remains an open question. One possibility, for which there is some evidence, is that as in the case of Nixon, a"plumbers team" was deployed long before the current president had even secured the nomination. Jerome Corsi uncovers this evidence - without comment of its significance - early in his recently published Where's the Birth Certificate? Corsi discusses what was perhaps the first murmurings of "birtherism" in March of 2008. This did not occur in the outer reaches of the Internet, but in the consular affairs section of the State Department, the records of which concern passports. At the time, it was reported that contract employees of two companies, Stanley Inc. and the Analysis Corporation, had breached the passport information of candidates Clinton, McCain and Obama. We read on page xiii...
John O. Brennan, a former CIA agent who was then serving as an advisor on intelligence and foreign policy to senator Obama's presidential campaign, headed the Analysis Corporation.
And the same John Brennan would later become president-elect Obama's primary candidate to head the CIA, until critics like constitutional lawyer and commentator Glenn Greenwald made a fuss in...
Salon: John Brennan and Bush's interrogation/detention policies
So he made an end-run around the Congress and designated Brennan his counter-terrorism czar (which does not require congressional approval). It seems that Brennan simply had to be appointed to something. Among his duties in this nebulous position would be insuring that we "look forward and not backward" when it came to the issue of the accused war criminals of the previous administration. Greenwald would later write:
The Obama officials blocking accountability for Bush's crimes
Brennan would also become the primary author of the original (but soon revised) "Obama kills Osama" fable.
But back to Corsi...
...the State Department investigation [into the breaches] had focused on the contract worker for the Analysis Corporation because he was the only one of the three involved in breaching the passport records of both Senators Obama and McCain...
The other two employees, who worked for Stanley Inc., were fired. But the Analysis Corp. employee was only reprimanded. On the next page, Corsi adds:
One investigative reporter, Kenneth Timmerman, said a well-placed but unnamed source told him the real point of the passport incidents was to cauterize the Obama file, removing any information that could prove damaging to his eligibility to be president.
Ah yes, those "well-placed but unnamed" sources, feeding eager reporters those little tidbits. But we must wonder if cauterizing was all that was done. Might the information that had allegedly been cauterized have also been copied beforehand, so that a certain leverage could be utilized upon the potential future president should he ever get the gumption to wander off the reservation? (Though there is little indication thus far that Obama has any such gumption.)
Another archive that was apparently tampered with is the birth registry of the Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, as is indicated in a July 2008 correspondence between the Kenyan government and Bush's ambassador to Kenya, reproduced in a recent article by Corsi...
WorldNetDaily: Kenya probed claim Obama born in Africa
We might have a lead as to when these records were altered in this Wayne Madsen story from February 25, 2008...
Wayne Madsen Report: Political opposition research team shows up in western Kenya
WMR's intelligence sources in Africa are reporting that amid the post-election turmoil wracking Kenya, a three-person team (including a possible Korean-American woman) arrived in Nairobi last week and began asking questions about Barack Obama's father, the late Barack Obama, Sr.
The team also inquired about the Senator Obama Secondary School in Nyangoma-Kogelo in northwestern Kenya, the area where Obama's father, an ethnic Luo, hailed and where his grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango, still lives.
And, apparently, members of the U.S. intelligence community and other political operatives have not been the only spooks to have taken an interest in Obama's citizenship status. The Mossad have been looking into it also, as Corsi inadvertently revealed in this May 24th interview on the Alex Jones Show, at time-stamp 3:00 of the video...
Gov't Moles Alerted Investigator of Planted Obama Birth Certificate 2 months before Release 4/4
So, the "plumbers" have surely been at work, including this piece of work...
WND: 'The Obama code': Hidden messages in birth document?
PrisonPlanet: Obama set-up, caught in birth certificate sting
Washington Times (3/20/08): Obama passport files violated; 2 workers at State fired; 1 rebuked
A similar data breach took place in 1992 when State Department officials looked up data on presidential candidate Bill Clinton, in an attempt to find out information from the late 1960s, amid unfounded political campaign rumors that Mr. Clinton had sought to renounce his citizenship to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War while a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford...
Passport application data includes such details as date and place of birth, e-mail address, mailing address, Social Security number, former names and travel plans. Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961 to a Kenyan father and American mother. He lived in Jakarta, Indonesia, from age six to 10.
CNN (3/22/08): Cheif of firm involved in breach is Obama advisor
The source said there has been no problem in the past with the Analysis Corp. employee, who has "extensive" experience. The worker has been with the company for years and has always worked under a State Department contract.
Explaining that the department had "complimented" this person for work in the past, the source said the individual is considered a "terrific" employee, except for this one instance, characterized as an "aberration."
Washington Post (6/22/06): Fairfax Firm Adds to Its CIA Cast
Former CIA director George J. Tenet and two other agency veterans are joining the advisory board of the Analysis Corp., a small Fairfax company that has tapped into the government's growing reliance on private sector intelligence firms...
His position at the Analysis Corp. will reunite Tenet with his former chief of staff and former CIA deputy executive director John O. Brennan, who is the president and chief executive of the firm...
In addition to Tenet, the board will include Alan Wade, former chief information officer for the CIA, and John P. Young, a former intelligence analyst.