AUTHOR: Chuck Norris at World Net Daily
THESIS: "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."
SO CHUCK NORRIS THINKS INTERPOL IS OBAMA'S MINI-SAFE?: Yes
HOW?: By signing an executive order that treats Interpol, an international organization, as an international organization
PRIMARY SOURCE: Norris saw it on Glenn Beck
EVIDENCE: "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?"
TOTAL NUMBER SENTENCES BEGINNING 'IS IT MERELY COINCIDENTAL': 8
THIS AMOUNTS TO: "your federal government has got the backs of those who are attacking our country, abandoning our Constitution and dissolving America's sovereignty."
RESPONSE TO NY TIMES STORY SAYING ORDER ONLY AFFECTS BOOK-KEEPING IN INTERPOL'S NY OFFICE: "'Only for the New York office'? Mmmmm."
BONUS OBAMA-INTERPOL CONSPIRACY: Obama working towards "the purpose of empowering a global police force"
BIRTHER ZINGER: "There will always be a safe and tamper-proof place where Obama can store his original, long-form birth certificate."
RESPONSE FROM NEWSWEEK'S MICHAEL ISIKOFF:
Now for a little reality check: 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.) [...]
It's not just that the conspiracy theories about Obama's executive order are beyond "the realm of reality," as Noble, a former federal prosecutor and top U.S. Treasury enforcement official, told us last week. They are "a shame" because they will make Americans more suspicious of and less willing to cooperate with international law enforcement. "It means more Americans are going to be at greater danger than they were beforehand," he said.
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