Today the White House released a statement as to the clearing of Secret Service advance team. It seems unlikely that this will amount to any concern of a security concern. The administration has obviously decided to dismiss any strafing of security, at least to the eye of public scrutiny.
As a Citizen, I find this appalling. There has been a lapse in judgement of the investigation of this matter of security. It is concerning that there is more to story than what has met the eye. Such a closure and clearing of these concerns, will upend years of supposed integrity of a long-respected agency.
Could there be a hint of cover-up, or even the 'unthinkable'. That would be conspiracy. The administration would hardily deny such allegations, yet I do wonder on the prospect. Could there be more to the matter.
I am not saying conspiracy on the part of any agents, but to that of the highest echelons of the Executive Branch. Yes, I said it. The President himself is quite capable of undertaking such steps as to breaking down and disenfranchising of an agency such as the Secret Service.
I don't have all the facts but here is a possible scenario. Let us go back to the beginning of the current administration. Is it not so that Obama had stated that an alternative force would be needed. Some might say that he was referring to the military. I doubt very seriously that even his arrogance would not strike at the military directly. So that would lead to a plausible probability of demeaning a ranking agency. Thus referring to the Secret Service.
Some might say that I was a mad man for saying such. Yet, I am fully conscious of what I am stating. The truth is there, and it will be found. A real investigation would assuredly show such.
As I have said in the previous paragraphs that I do not have all the facts, but I seek the truth. No matter the outcome, facts are facts.
Let's delve into what little we know on the matter. Depending on which media outlet is read, the number of agents involved would be to the count of eleven or twelve. The count matters not. That seems to be a very high number not to scrutinize. One agent is misconduct, while the number stated would be gross negligence as a whole.
So with this being stated, there are several probable outcomes. One, the agency has been grossly mismanaged. Two, the agents were following orders. Or the third and hopefully improbable, the agents were blatant in disregarding their duties. I find this last one very unlikely, as these were professionals in their field and were cognizant of their required duties and responsibilities.
If the security detail was actually negligent or found so, what would have happened? I would venture that the another agency would step up to the plate and take over the duties of security details and such. It could be any number of agencies (FBI, Homeland Security, CIA, DOD, etc.). Or perhaps even a new agency regulated in as a new protective detail.
So in a final opinion, I would find that the whole matter has more to the story. As to what that might be, who knows? Barack Obama? Leon Panetta? The list could go on and on. You will have decide on your own.
The supposed transparency of the Obama administration has a shroud of mystery clinging. Could this be where the 'hope and change' lies? Well that would be another story.
In closing, I would like to make a statement attributing to the right of opinion. We all have opinion, and we cannot all be correct. As for those of you who are cursing this banter, I say "it is my OPINION"!
I have envoked my First Amendment rights in the writing of this article. The right of opinion is inherent in this protected right of 'We the people". For the naysayers, " The First Amendment is written as such: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."