The breach of security that occurred at the White House’s State Dinner last week is a troubling engagement. Largely because it is seen as a reality show prank, at least at the start, but the fulfillment of a stark reality of how conspiracies are born – if history is our teacher.
The fact that it happened on President Obama’s watch doesn’t help the already hyper-sensitive thought in the black community about Obama living out his presidency. The conspiracy theorists could easily spin this as a dry run of an assassination by happy culture.
It is not a happy premonition nor something to be taken lightly. This is a bad joke of the worst kind and, trust me, it wouldn’t have happened if Pooky and Nem had come up, or even some African American of notoriety. Few even would be bold enough to try that, if they didn’t know that they had some prior knowledge that there was a good chance that they’d get in.
We should demand Tareq and Michaele Salahi be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Not because it’s Barack, but because it exposed a vulnerability of our national security in the midst of a terrorist environment. There is no plausible reason for such a breach to occur, unless it was part of something larger. That’s where the questions begin, and like most conspiracies – never end. Forty years later, we’re still trying to figure out who killed JFK and King, and how it happened.
Catastrophies like assassinations, and 9/11, and other security breaches do not happen in vacuum. It starts with a simple breach, usually from the inside. It’s too easy to try to lay this at the feet of the White House Social Secretary, Dessiree Rogers, because she didn’t have a rep with a guest list on a clipboard at the gate (that’s what there saying). The Secret Service has already admitted to being duped. The Salahis said their name was put on the list by someone at the Defense Department. It’s not like they’re diplomats or high-level dignitaries, so why would that occur? That’s where the suspicion should start.
The United States has a long history of convert behavior that has created a culture of suspicion and espionage that has destabilized government, compromised treaties and removed heads of state. The United States’ own “assassination” culture promotes retention of power, by hook or by crook, and by means the situation necessitates. The conspiratorial nature of “secret societies” within the government and institutional power structures to control the masses at all costs were often validated by timely disruptions of populous movements. Most of the 20th century was dominated by “assassination periods, abroad and at home.
The 1950s and 1960s produced dozens of assassinations, and attempted assassinations, by rogue agencies funded and staffed either by the United States or with the complicit knowledge of persons within the United States government. The United States behavior was so rogue in the world community that a United States President (Gerald Ford) had to issue an Executive Order to put a limit on intelligence activities. Executive Order 11905, specifically section 5(g) entitled “Prohibition on Assassination,” states “No employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination.”
Presidents Carter and Reagan upheld the policy on assassinations with Executive Orders of their own and since no legislation has repealed the orders, they remain in effect. Problem is most of that activity, though committed outside of the government, somehow gain classified or top secret “government” about the whereabouts of targets, access to secure spaces and other forms of proprietary information, with the complicity of someone in the government and “plausible deniability” is always the first line of defense from the aligning the government’s hand with such a dastardly deed.
Plausible deniability is in full effect now, as nobody knows how it happened, but if had occurred with evil intent, we’d be in a national state of mourning now. Sometimes, convert operations like to like people know that they can “touch you” at will. They also believe no one is untouchable.
I’m sure this is something President Obama will be mindful of from here on out. Was it truly a “mistake” or the beginning of another conspiracy? Pray God for President Barack Obama, his family and the United States of America when such a serious event is taken so lightly. It begs the question, who(m) was the “national joke” of crashing the White House party really on?
Republished with permission from the Black Commentator.