Posted by | January 12, 2010 20:25 | Filed under: Top Stories

Movie tough guy and conspiracy theorist Chuck Norris is claiming that because President Obama signed an executive order exempting Interpol from search and seizure, he is purposely hiding information about the war on terror from the American public, that he “has got the backs of those who are attacking our country, abandoning our Constitution and dissolving America’s sovereignty.”

(…The group is…an international organization of police agencies whose purpose is to share information: it maintains master databases—of stolen passports, for example—and posts “red notices” of criminal suspects, including terrorists, drug traffickers, and child pornographers, who are wanted by law-enforcement officials in its 188 member countries.)

Norris ties every event of the last year together to make his case:

“Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order, and that the feds want to try these 9/11 terrorists in civilian courts rather than military courts?” Norris asks in his bizarre and hard-to-follow rant.

He continues: “Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that he often goes out of his way to sympathize with and advocate pro-Muslim culture, beliefs and issues?”

“Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order, and that the following events are converging at this time in American history: the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, the closure of Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility, Obama’s indifference and even defense of Islamic extremists like the Fort Hood shooter or Northwest flight 253’s attempted bomber?”

There can be only one conclusion:

“I have no doubt that Interpol will become Obama’s secret vault for terrorists’ criminal records and evidence—and whatever else he and his Cabinet want to place in there,” Norris concludes. It is, he adds, “just one more example of the way your federal government has got the backs of those who are attacking our country, abandoning our Constitution and dissolving America’s sovereignty.”

Here is the real reason for Obama’s order:

The Interpol office in New York does indeed get an exemption from the Freedom of Information Act under Obama’s order. But as Ron Noble, Interpol’s secretary-general, told us last week, there is nothing especially sinister about that: the office has files on suspected terrorists provided by the law-enforcement agencies of its member countries—and those agencies would be loath to share them if they thought their internal reports (including the names of informants, the transcripts of wiretaps, and other confidential evidence) might be made public. (If you think that’s unusual, try filing a FOIA request for FBI or DEA files on their current criminal suspects.)

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