[UPDATE: LTC Lakin's punishment here]-[DAY 2 HERE] The main stream media should be ashamed for their non-investigative reporting on the Lt. Col. Lakin court-martial, and the Obama eligibility issue in general. I find it disgusting that the media wait until the day of the actual court-martial trial to report LTC Lakin's plight that begun more than a year ago. Out of all of the media outlets in this country why must they all regurgitate the same AP story? Do we not have any journalists left? You can view the regurgitated AP report at ABC, Fox, Forbes, LA Times, WTOP, and Yahoo. Image source.
1:52 - Snippets via Stars and Stripes; The guilty plea won’t erase Lakin’s bid to challenge the president’s legitimacy in court. Those charges dealt with secondary issues, not his direct refusal to deploy... ...His attorneys were expected to challenge that issue later Tuesday, although the military judge hearing the case already has placed tight restrictions on how far she’ll let them go... ...At the hearing, Lakin told the court that he still believes that questions surround Obama’s presidency but that he should not have refused to meet with his superiors and report to Fort Campbell, Ky., while making his protest. “I was praying and soul searching,” he said. “I believed there was a question that needs to be answered to ensure a valid chain of command. But I had asked every question, done everything else I could short of disobeying orders, without success.” -Source.
3:15 - Snippet via CAAFlog(anti-Lakin blog); ...Judge Lind found his guilty pleas to be provident and accepted them. The defense then moved to dismiss the dereliction of duty spec as an unreasonable multiplication of charges in light of the accused’s guilty plea to Specification 3. The prosecution did not oppose the motion, and Judge Lind granted it. She then entered guilty findings on Specifications 1-3 of Charge II and on Charge II itself. LTC Lakin elected to be tried by a panel of officers. The defense asked the judge to advise the members that LTC Lakin had pled guilty to violating lawful orders, and that his pleas were accepted. Neither side attempted to use voir dire to explore their theory of the case. Of the ten officers named to the court by the convening authority, nine had heard about the case; one expressed an opinion negative to the accused, and the judge granted a challenge for cause for that member. The prosecution did not exercise any peremptory challenges; the defense challenged one member, leaving eight. All are O-6s. ...The state of play now is as follows: trial will begin at 1500 hours with opening statements on the missing movement offense. Source.
3:33 - Snippets via Military.com; Lakin drew a distinction between the charge he pleaded guilty to -- failing to report for duty -- and the charge of missing movement by skipping the flight to Fort Campbell. Lakin refused to deploy to Afghanistan this summer because he maintains that if Obama is not legally eligible to be commander-in-chief and therefore any orders he issues would be unlawful. ...Whether or not Lakin is convicted on the one remaining charge, he still faces a maximum of 18 months in jail, separation from the Army, and loss of all pay and allowances. One of the four counts of disobeying orders was subsequently dismissed by the court because the same charge is incorporated into one of the other counts. Had the conviction remained he would be looking at an additional six months confinement. Lakin admitted he disobeyed orders to report to superior officers. "But my orders to Fort Campbell were for the purposes of deployment," he said, arguing since those deployment orders were illegitimate, he was justified in not following them. ... The birther cause did make it into discussion, however, as Lakin spent more than an hour answering Lind's questions about his decision to plead guilty to failing to report for duty. Lakin spoke in low tones throughout the morning session, sometimes with long pauses before answering a question or pausing mid-sentence. Around the time he refused orders to meet with several superiors, he said, he was dealing with advice from legal counsel and was wrestling with his own conscience and personal beliefs. ...Though the court-martial is not going to weigh Lakin's arguments about Obama, the colonel's brother said Lakin "is looking forward to making a statement at the end of the trial." -Source.
8:00 - CDR Charles Kerchner, Patty Dunn, and Dr. Kate report on the LTC Lakin court-martial from Fort Meade... Video below...
9:30 - Via Safeguard Our Constitution; Countdown to Court Martial: Update from Dec 14, 2010. Update here.
11:00 - Snippet via WND; Lakin guilty on 3 counts. Army doctor still fighting most serious charge. Lakin's brother, Dr. Greg Lakin, was more upbeat about Puckett's defense strategy. ..."[Puckett] wants to focus on the big issue here," Greg Lakin told WND. According to Lakin, Puckett chose to concede the smaller matters in order to direct the court martial panel's attention on the "missing movement" charge, which is most closely linked to Obama's personal authority because it ties directly to the order to deploy to Iraq as part of Obama's surge strategy. "The president has taken full credit for the Afghanistan deployment, he signed the order," said Greg Lakin. "Terry will have a chance to say his piece during the sentencing portion of the trial." Continued here.
CPT Pamela Barnett(Barnett v Obama), CDR Charles Kerchner(Kerchner v Obama) join in solidarity to support LTC Terry Lakin at trial. Continued at Source.
A public statement regarding Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin's upcoming court-martial from Commander Charles Kerchner. Statement at Source.
General Thomas McInerney on Lt. Col. Terry Lakin's Court-Martial; There Will Be Congressional Investigations if Lakin Goes to Ft. Leavenworth. Interview at Source.
Lt. Col. Terry Lakin's Attorney Neal Puckett on All Fired Up: Obama's Eligibility; IF it is a political question, why aren't politicians pursuing it. Interview at Source.
Attorney Neal Puckett: Call the Army Leadership to Task on LTC Lakin's Plight for Answers on Obama's Eligibility; It's a Constitutional Issue. - Interview at Source.
LTC Lakin's Lawyer: Conviction certain; We have to proceed without the documents, evidence and witnesses that have been denied to the defense. Source.
LTC Lakin's Brother on Revolution Radio: LTC Lakin's Had Other Active Duty Military that Want to Sign Onboard; I'll Carry the Flag on this One! Interview at Source.
Wikipedia Scrubs LTC Terry Lakin Article in 71 Minutes; Jerome Corsi and Al Discuss Scrubbing of LTC Lakin Article with Peter Boyles. Interview at Source.
Dr. Corsi on LTC Lakin's Court-Martial & Obama's Usurpation: pResidents that hide documents are taking a big risk; extensive cover-up going on. Interview at Source.
LTC Terry Lakin's Brother Dr. Greg Lakin on Court-Martial; He's Taking His Stand and He is Ready to Defend It, Got Obama's First Political Prisoner!? Interview at Source.
Lt. Col. Terry Lakin's Brother Dr. Greg Lakin and World Net Daily's Jerome Corsi on the Peter Boyles Show to Discuss Lt. Col. Lakin. Interview at Source.
An Original Song Dedicated to Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin: By Patra; It's Time to Know the Truth. Song at Source.
Action Alert, Calling All Patriots: Countdown to the Court Martial; LIEUTENANT COLONEL TERRY LAKIN ACTION ALERT.(Don't let up!) More details at Source.
Previous reports on LTC Lakin can be searched here. Visit the Birther Vault for the long list of evidence against Hawaii officials and all of the people questioning Obama's eligibility; [http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2010/08/video-ltc-terry-lakins-attorney-on-cnn.html].
Lt. Col. Terry Lakin Letter to Barack Obama
Lt. Col. Terry Lakin Charge Sheet
Ruling on Defense Request for Witnesses and Evidence in LTC Lakin's court-martial - 6/1/2010
United States v LTC Terry Lakin - Ruling on Motions(Discovery) – September 2, 2010
Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney's Affidavit Supporting Lt. Col. Terry Lakin - 8/19/2010
LTC Lakin - A Sampling of Common Blunders and Uncorroborated Statements by Members of Congress about Obama’...