The Moran Morass
Birther staff sgt. not AWOL, leaving Air ForceBy Scott Fontaine – Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 12:51:28 EDT
A Germany-based noncommissioned officer who claimed he went absent without leave amid doubts about President Obama’s citizenship isn’t actually AWOL — but he is leaving the Air Force.
Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran had called for a citizen’s arrest of Obama, taunted Air Force officials to arrest him for going AWOL and demanded the president provide “a birth certificate which stands up to professional examination” in an audio interview and in several emails that have been posted on websites aligned with the birther movement, which believes the president isn’t a U.S. citizen.
There’s just one hitch: Moran, an ophthalmology technician assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, is actually on an approved leave status, according to a statement released by U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
According to Morans own account from his email interview with the Post & Email, in which he seemed a bit fuzzy as to the USAF’s understanding on his status:
(balance of interview at link:)
3. When did you make the decision to stop following orders?
#3. Last Thursday was the first day in which I no longer reported for duty. However, there is some question as to whether the AF has even recognized it yet. I say that because I had access to both Ramstein and Landstuhl via my ID card at the gate on Saturday and Sunday. Lately, when at work, I’ve sat in an office with just one other NCO, and I’ve been accountable to the unit First Sergeant. Please do not think my situation is not serious. I’m still at home, still not at work, still unsure of the future.
4. Has any disciplinary action been taken against you at this time?
#4. No action that I’m aware of. Relating to the longer series of events, I received a Letter of Counseling in Mar/Apr of this year which was the Commander’s explanation of why I was removed from position in the Ophthalmology Clinic, office 11B, in Landstuhl.
So, he was removed from his position in March 2011. His claim to Rev. Manning during their interview was that he was removed:
for objecting to Obama’s being a Muslim and ineligible to serve as president.
However, since Moran likes to write comments on various blogs, I was able to find some. Beginning early May, through mid-May, on two different blogs he only mentioned the birth certificate/eligibility in passing in ONE of those posts. In fact, in one of the comment threads, one person replying to him does mention it in detail, and Moran did not respond, react, or reply to that comment at all.
Now I will go ahead and post the screenshots that I have taken today of those Moran blog comments mentioned above, and hey, see if you can find any comments by him out there PRIOR to August which focus on the obama birth certificate/Birther issues, etc. I will post the only one that I found containing reference to obama’s eligibility last. I marked the “references”.
It does seem to me that Moran is FAR more concerned with his conviction that obama is a closet muslim than he is about eligibility.
THIS IS WHY IT PISSES ME OFF THAT MORAN IS BEING HELD UP AS A “BIRTHER” STAR FOR SAYING THAT HE WENT “AWOL” TO PROTEST OBAMAS ELIGIBILITY.
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And from a different blog: