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Anyone wonder what happened to Col Terry Larkin?

'Army Birther' Terrence Larkin Changes Course, Says Will Deploy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/15/terrence-lakin-army...

FORT MEADE, Md. — An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief told a jury Wednesday he was wrong to do so and would now deploy if he could. Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin of Greeley, Colo. was speaking during a court martial hearing Wednesday at Fort Meade.

He faces up to 3 1/2 years in a military prison and dismissal from the Army after being found guilty of missing a flight that would have gotten him to his eventual deployment and pleading guilty to disobeying orders to meet with a superior and to report to Fort Campbell in Kentucky. He asked the jury to let him remain in the Army when it decides his punishment, and jurors are expected to begin deliberating on his sentence on Thursday.

"I don't want it to end this way," said Lakin, a 17-year veteran of the Army. "I want to continue to serve."

Under questioning by his defense attorney, Neal Puckett, Lakin expressed remorse for disobeying orders. He said he now understands that the Army cannot answer his question about Obama's eligibility to be president and that it was not the appropriate place to raise the issue.

"I was wrong for trying to push this issue within the Army," he said.

In videos posted on YouTube earlier this year, Lakin aligned himself with the so-called "birther" movement, which questions whether Obama is a natural-born citizen as the U.S. Constitution requires for presidents. Lakin had said he would "gladly deploy" if Obama's original birth certificate were released and proved authentic.

On Wednesday, however, Lakin reversed course, saying he would now deploy even with his question unanswered. Puckett asked him why.

"That's my duty. It's what I've trained for. I'm in the Army," he replied.

"Are we done disobeying orders, Lt. Col. Lakin?" his attorney asked him.
"Yes," Lakin replied.

Lakin explained that he tried for two years to figure out to whom in the Army he could raise his questions about Obama's eligibility but that he was not given guidance what he should do. He acknowledged he used his deployment as a way to raise the issue and that he knew when he disobeyed orders that his "career was over."

Also Wednesday the jury heard testimony from two men who had served with Lakin. They described him as a compassionate physician, someone who gave therapeutic massages to soldiers on his own time and who always volunteered to help out. But military prosecutors also put on the stand the doctor that was sent to Afghanistan in Lakin's place as well as his wife, also a doctor with the military. They testified about the last-minute nature of the deployment and how it affected their lives.

A number of supporters who have been present throughout the court martial, which began Tuesday, said they were disappointed with the court martial and the fact that a military judge refused to let Lakin present evidence about Obama's birth certificate during it, an order she gave in September. But after testimony Wednesday they said they continued to support Lakin.

Kate Vandemoer of North Dakota said Lakin "took a very dangerous step" when he disobeyed orders and said she hopes his current defense works for him. Another supporter, Rudy Davis of Texas, said that even if Lakin does nothing else he has "done more than anyone else in this country" to ask questions about Obama's eligibility to be president.

Officials in Hawaii say they have seen and verified Obama's original 1961 birth certificate, which is on record with that state. But birthers have not been satisfied with that assurance or the "Certification of Live Birth" Obama has released. The certification is a digital document that is a record of a person's birth in the state, but the certificate does not list the name of the hospital where Obama's mother gave birth or the physician who delivered him.

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absolutely disgusting.

Col. Lakin, THANK YOU.
does this mean there's no such thing as an unlawful order?
the wrong officer is being punished. it's long past time a joint chief swings from a rope. you listening generals? you work for us, not the politicians.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

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Whatever the validity or invalidity of his

views, his individual rights were lost when he joined the military. It is a purely authoritarian organization and brooks no dissent. I am sorry he was made to submit as so many are in even ordered murder. America's founders warned against large, standing armies; they are toxic to liberty and to peace.

I agree

Once you sign on that line, you waive your rights to dissent. You are no longer a citizen, you are 'property' of the U.S. Army. Hopefully he will get out of that racket when his time is up.

larkin

Im going on oraclebroadcasting.com right now at 3pm the 21st oct to talk about it . the nonconformity live show.

Its a fraud you wont want to miss. So is Orly

Honest men fear no question.

Lt. Colonel Lakin plus...

the statements by the former head of the War College that we could not expect ANY help from our military proves that the uselessness of the US military. For WHAT are we paying these clowns? For any of you that may be offended by my words, I'm retired military.

But this stupid thing is partisan....

Presidents have been earning our CONsternation for many decades, Obama was just the most in your face.

But Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, none of them ever proved they were US Citizens either.

They were.....unquestionably AS BAD.

Seven other presidents, at the least, never proved they were US Citizens either under our sovereign law. They with the help of the banks got elected every time.

Set your standards for everybody, across the board.

Oh I agree, I just notice that Obama is not alone...

And that is even more shocking than the crime itself.

He should be locked up.

Then the whole enchilada of presidents we've had need to be publicly humiliated.

There is no doubt,

you are a damn troll. period.

Don't leap to conclusions just because of Obama...

Obama wasn't the first, even if he was the most "in your face" example of a non-natural born citizen.

http://federalistblog.us/2008/11/natural-born_citizen_define...

Read the facts and learn what the issue truly entails.
Obama would need to be indicted if this comes before a Jury.

But what about FDR, Cleveland, Coolidge and other "past" presidents, who history can not prove were even US citizens either.....Should that be in debate?

If they succeed in the removal of Obama, does Biden or even the worse non citizens take his place?
It deserves real examination.

The point is that we have a very distinguished and honorable,

military man, who served this county his entire life, and wanted to make a point about the Constitutional validity of a known imposter, and you make esoteric arguments that others have committed the same crimes in the past. SO WHAT! Just because the American sheeple have been fooled in the past, you are to say that we should all close our eyes to the crimes in the present?

Is proving the past injustice, going to help us MORE than proving the present injustice? I THINK NOT.

As I said before, you had best get on the Dr. Paul bandwagon, or I will rout you out!

I guess you misread that statement

What I meant was, we should PUNISH the others just as harshly....Once we get enough power even if it is but symbolic.

Because like it or not, the American sheeple are the result of a now out of control situation.

Obama should be prosecuted, due process should go all the way through.

But we better not ignore the past misdeeds or forget.

Yeah,

Like your gonna punish dead people.

How about helping living people, like you and me and Terry Lakin?

The choice is pretty clear.

Don't be misunderstanding

If we're to really restore things, we have to punish them all. All of them.

Shrink government back down to the size it was meant to be, period. Ponder that before you go off.

You know,

I'm done pondering about anything YOU say.

I've made up my mind.

and a very good one.

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my brother just graduated law school. studying for the "bar" right now.
guess what? he never heard of vattell's law of nations.
it is mentioned in our constitution....but not taught at law schools?
interesting.

That Article Is From 12/15/10

WTH?HuffintonPost where they spit on Lakin regularly in the comments section because they are for the most part some of the worst Soetoro's diehard/braindead lying supporters on the planet?

He's rotting in prison.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=240825

If you want to do something positive write to you elected leaders and demand they look into this injustice..

Here is Terry Lakins website if you would like to support him.
http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com/

It's not over with yet...
http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2010/12/lieutena...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJEVXIRKNoo

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=239605
http://www.wnd.com/eligibility

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/152849

A similar article in World net Daily

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=240373

Don't get your panties in a bunch Thomas just because I posted an update. This man lost everything for standing up and doing the right thing. I don't need a lecture from you on what I need to do.

As far as him pleading guilty. I don't blame him. There was no way they were going to force that Prick that is sitting in the oval office to produce his birth certificate. They refused him discovery because it might prove embarrassing to Obama. Outrageous! Lakin was facing 42 months. I'm glad he pleaded guilty and got 6 mos instead. When he gets out he can flip them the bird and let the country know how the Military treats real patriots.

LOL That Wasn't Any Kind Of Update

there has been more than one thread started here since his incarceration...but thanks for your effort better late than never I guess??? Yeah I saw the WND article back in Dec.

Anyways I see him coming at them full force possibly when he gets out using his case as part of the new one. What sucks about this is there are many in office that know all about this that do nothing...

Don't get YOUR panties in a bunch I have a rather unusual style...And cannot stand HuffPo with a passion.All that info really wasn't intended for you. It was meant for others to see...It's all good...

OK, I get you

I was just sitting here and all of a sudden wondered what had happened to him. I googled and Huffpo popped up. I guess there are some that were following and supporting him that are bullshit at him for pleading guilty. Easy for them to judge since they were not the ones facing 3 1/2 years in prison. He had nothing to gain by playing hardball. I'm just wondering what kind of attorney's he had. It just really sucks. I hope he writes a book and makes millions when he gets out. Isn't there still one lawsuit that is going forward? If memory serves me it's Phil Bergs

Nothing Real Promising That I know of Right Now rpggyr

If our elected officials had any brains they would move for impeachment alone on the recent Assassinations of Americans that the SOB signed off on.Thats treason IMO

I don't think Berg is doing much right now but Taitz just got shut down yesterday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jZQqs2Ji3...

Kirchner and Apuzzo and they got shot down too about a month and a half ago.
http://law.about.com/b/2010/11/29/scotus-birther-lawsuit-in-...

I'll say this these people are not going to give up and I never will either and you can bet your bottom dollar that Kirchner and Apuzzo are planning as we speak. Keep the heat up any way you can. I think Abercrombie in Hawaii needs to feel some more because he put his foot in his mouth and said he'd take care of it...bonfire under his feet is whats needed now so they can produce a forged long form and then we can make our move off that.
http://puzo1.blogspot.com/

That book idea is great and if he starts writing it now and as he is incarcerated it could be published shortly after his release and he could use the proceeds for the next go round...

You think they'll come out with the forged certificate...

Sure would be the easiest way to charge them with conspiracy & put a sock in the game.

Its illegal period as he's not a US citizen.

I guess Kenya

has nothing to celebrate any longer.
Neither do we. He is just another misguided American.

Another Misguided American???

Your anger

is misguided.

Are you familiar with 'context'?

It's Not Anger...

it's 2 years of observation. That one if not spouting off about jesus or the bible which Michael Nystrom has said in plain words NOT TO DO HERE is usually posting reams of bible quotes and or usually commenting and not making much sense.

As case in point. Here we have a highly decorated very selfless man and I can state that because I've read about his ENTIRE history that tried to do something that put his life and everything he had ever done in jeopardy and on the other hand you have this one spouting that he's misguided.

Lakin has been railroaded by them for years.

I agree.

We need to support him in whatever way we can, he fell into the same hole as Manning did.

If your not angry,

your not paying attention!

Terry Lakin is a true American Patriot.

And I don't think anybody wonders or cares, because everytime I mentioned his name and actions, I was met with deafening silence.

-He was in the military 17 years

then decides the Constitutionality of the CIC is enough to end his career. To me this is baby out with the bathwater. He could have protested within the military.