Chuck Norris and his furry friend from the movie “Top Dog.”
What are the true patriots of the U.S. of A. to do when a bona fide Muslim-sympathizing, Constitution-shredding president signs a mysterious and probably anti-American “executive order” granting sinister “privileges, exemptions and immunities” to the France-based International Police Organization—aka Interpol? Enter Chuck Norris, onetime “Texas Ranger,” martial arts movie star and amateur conspiracy theorist, stage right, to tell us all what’s really going on here via a not-very-well-researched column on the conservative website World Net Daily. Note to Norris: When even the NRA debunks your claims, that’s not a very good sign. —KA
Norris concludes that the real purpose of the executive order was to give Interpol’s small office in New York (with all of five employees) an exemption from the Freedom of Information Act so that the Obama administration can stash secret documents there and hide the paper trail that binds all these suspicious developments.
“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.”
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.)