Bombshell: Orders revoked for soldier challenging prez
Major victory for Army warrior questioning Obama's birthplace
Posted: July 14, 2009
9:53 pm Eastern
Chelsea Schilling and Joe Kovacs
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Dr. Orly Taitz
A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for
deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders
revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a
president who has not proven his eligibility for office.
His attorney, Orly Taitz, confirmed to WND the military has rescinded
his impending deployment orders.
"We won! We won before we even arrived," she said with excitement. "It
means that the military has nothing to show for Obama. It means that
the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate –
and they cannot fight it. Therefore, they are revoking the order!"
She continued, "They just said, 'Order revoked.' No explanation. No
reasons – just revoked."
A hearing on the questions raised by Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, an
engineer who told WND he wants to serve his country in Afghanistan, was
scheduled for July 16 at 9:30 a.m.
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"As an officer in the armed forces of the United States, it is [my]
duty to gain clarification on any order we may believe illegal. With
that said, if President Obama is found not to be a 'natural-born
citizen,' he is not eligible to be commander-in-chief," he told WND
only hours after the case was filed.
"[Then] any order coming out of the presidency or his chain of command
is illegal. Should I deploy, I would essentially be following an
illegal [order]. If I happened to be captured by the enemy in a foreign
land, I would not be privy to the Geneva Convention protections," he
The order for the hearing in the federal court for the Middle District
of Georgia from U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land said the hearing on
the request for a temporary restraining order would be held Thursday.
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Cook said without a legitimate president as commander-in-chief, members
of the U.S. military in overseas actions could be determined to be "war
criminals and subject to prosecution."
He said the vast array of information about Obama that is not available
to the public confirms to him "something is amiss."
"That and the fact the individual who is occupying the White House has
not been entirely truthful with anybody," he said. "Every time anyone
has made an inquiry, it has been either cast aside, it has been
maligned, it has been laughed at or just dismissed summarily without
"You know what. It would be so simple to solve. Just produce the
long-form document, certificate of live birth," he said.
Cook said he was scheduled to report for duty tomorrow, on July 15, to
deploy to Afghanistan as part of President Obama's plan to increase
pressure of insurgent forces there.
He told WND he would be prepared for a backlash against him as a
military officer, since members of the military swear to uphold and
follow their orders. However, he noted that following an illegal order
would be just as bad as failing to follow a legal order.
Before news of the orders being revoked were reported, MSNBC anchor
Keith Olbermann tonight called Cook a "jackass" and Taitz a "conwoman,"
as he labeled both of them the "worst persons in the world." He flayed
the soldier as "an embarrassment to all those who have served without
Named as defendants in the case are Col. Wanda Good, Col. Thomas
Macdonald, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Obama, described as
"de facto president of the United States."
According to the court filing, Cook affirmed when he joined the
military, he took the following oath: "I, Stefan Frederick Cook, do
solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and
that I will obey the orders of the president of the United States and
the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the
regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
According to the claim, "Plaintiff submits that it is implicit though
not expressly stated that an officer is and should be subject to
court-martial, because he will be derelict in the performance of his
duties, if he does not inquire as to the lawfulness, the legality, the
legitimacy of the orders which he has received, whether those orders
are specific or general."
The military courts offer no option for raising the question, so he
turned to civilian courts to consider "a question of paramount
constitutional and legal importance: the validity of the chain of
command under a president whose election, eligibility, and
constitutional status appear open to serious question."
"Barack Hussein Obama, in order to prove his constitutional eligibility
to serve as president, basically needs only produce a single unique
historical document for the Plaintiff's inspection and authentication:
namely, the 'long-form' birth certificate which will confirm whether
Barack Hussein Obama was in fact born to parents who were both citizens
of the United States in Honolulu, Hawaii, in or about 1961," explains
Taitz said she will attend the hearing to amend the temporary
restraining order to an injunction because more members of the military
have joined the cause.
"We are going to be asking for release of Obama's records because now
this completely undermines the military. It revoked this order, but it
can come up with another order tomorrow. It can come up with orders for
other people," she said. "Am I going to be flying around the country
1,000 times and paying the fees every time they issue an order?"
Taitz said the issue "must be resolved immediately," and she will
continue working to ensure Obama proves he is eligible for office.
"We're going to be asking the judge to issue an order for Obama to
provide his vital records to show he is legitimately president," she
said. "We're going to say, we have orders every day, and we'll have
revocations every day. This issue has to be decided."
She said there cannot be any harm to the president if he is
legitimately holding office.
"If he is legitimate, then his vital records will prove it," Taitz
said. "If he is illegitimate, then he should not have been there in the
Asked what this decision means for every other serviceman who objects
to deployment under a president who has not proven he is eligible for
office, Taitz responded:
"Now, we can have each and every member of the military – each and
every enlistee and officer – file something similar saying 'I will not
take orders until Obama is legitimately vetted.'"
Multiple questions have been raised about what that would mean to the
2008 election, to the orders and laws Obama has signed and other
issues, including whether he then is a valid commander-in-chief of the
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refused to confirm the authenticity of the
alleged Jan. 24, 2009, letter from President Obama to his purported
place of birth, Kapi'olani Medical Center. His remarks begin at the
55:27 mark of the press briefing. (Click photo to view)
Obama has maintained he was born in Hawaii, and at least one hospital,
Honolulu's Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children, claims it
received a letter from the president declaring his birth there.
As WND reported, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refused to
confirm that the letter which was used by the hospital to solicit
donations is, in fact, a real correspondence.
When WND exposed doubts about the authenticity of the letter because it
was created with HTML computer code and had no presidential or White
House seal, the hospital which for nearly six months proudly declared
Obama was born at its facility commenced an active cover-up, hiding
that White House letter from its original webpage and refusing to
confirm such a letter actually exists.
WND also reported that just within the last week, at least two reports
have cited Obama's birth in Kenya. Wikipedia also was found to have
been reporting on Obama's birth in Kenya, before a series of scrubs
placed his birth in Honolulu.
And that came on the heels of several online information sites changing
the president's supposed birthplace from one hospital in Hawaii to
another, after WND broke the news of the letter said to be from the