Oh, dear ... let's drop in on Major Stefan Cook one more time and see what's happening. Ruh roh:
Late on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2009, at around about 4:30 pm, Plaintiff Stefan Frederick Cook returned a call to an unknown telephone call from (813) 828-5884 and was told that his services were no longer required in Afghanistan and that he need not report for duty. In addition Plaintiff an e-mail with the revocation order attached from Master Sargent Miguel Matos (Exhibit C). Upon receipt of the revocation, Plaintiff Major Cook called his civilian boss, the CEO of Simtech, Inc., a closely held corporation that does DOD contracting in the general field of information technology/systems integration, at which Plaintiff Major was employed until taking a Military Leave of Absence on Friday July 10, 2009, a senior systems engineer and architect, in preparation for his deployment to Afghanistan. (Plaintiff has five Cisco Systems certifications in information technology dating from 2000 and just recertified in June 2009 for the Cisco Certified Design Expert qualification exam.)
The CEO of Simtech, Inc., Larry Grice, explained to Plaintiff over a series of four conversations within the next two hours, that he had been terminated. Grice told the Plaintiff that he would no longer be welcome in his former position at SOCOM but that Grice wanted to see whether he could find something within the company (Simtech, Inc.) for Cook. The upshot was that at this time Grice did not have anything for Plaintiff to do. Grice told Plaintiff, in essence, that the situation had become “nutty and crazy”, and that Plaintiff would no longer be able to work at his old position.
Grice explained that he had been in touch with Defense Security Services (an agency of the Department of Defense<1>, with regional offices located in SOCOM Headquarters at McDill Airforce Base in Tampa, Florida), and that DSS had not yet made a determination whether Plaintiff Major Cook’s clearances would be pulled, but Grice made clear to Cook that it was DSS who had compelled Cook’s termination. Essentially, because of the “nutty and crazy” situation and the communications received from DSS was no longer employable by him at all. So he was not optimistic about getting me another job at the company. Grice also reported to Plaintiff that there was some gossip that “people were disappointed in” the Plaintiff because they thought he was manipulating his deployment orders to create a platform for political purposes. Grice then discussed Plaintiff’s expectation of receiving final paychecks (including accrued leave pay) already owed, without any severance pay, and wished the Plaintiff well.
Oh, no ... the wingnuts are furious. Man, that's gotta hurt. And here's the capper -- the closing line at that second link:
More indication that prosecution of Cook under the UCMJ is under consideration. If he's being investigated, security clearance gets pulled.
So Cook, in trying to be clever and game the system to score political points, has likely lost his security clearance and may very well be prosecuted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Gosh, that's too bad. He seemed like such a nice guy.
GUESS WHO SAW THIS COMING: Yup. And make sure you read the comments at the DU link. They're just adorable.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS: Cook's dingbat lawyer is posting her request for injunction on her blog. And she's still trying to make an issue of Obama's birth certificate. Is she completely insane?
Amusingly, what's missing from that legal pleading is the rather embarrassing admission that Cook applied to join the "birther" class-action suit in February, then officially volunteered for a 1-year stint overseas in May, making his whining about conscience an obvious fraud and exposing him for the political con artist that he is. I don't think he's getting out of this unscathed.
OH, CHRIST: If you can stomach it, feast your eyes on the freeper-flavoured conspiracy theorizing here.