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2008 Election &Conservatives Richard Falknor on 26 Oct 2008 04:13 pm

CHILLING FRIENDS: More on Obama’s Pals

 UPDATES OCTOBER 27!

 Andy McCarthy writes here today:

“Why is the Los Angeles Times sitting on a videotape of the 2003 farewell bash in Chicago at which Barack Obama lavished praise on the guest of honor, Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat?”

  Has Stanley Kurtz found Obama’s secret?

“On one hand, [Obama] likes to highlight his days as a community organizer — a profession with proudly radical roots in the teachings of Chicago’s Saul Alinsky, author of the highly influential text Rules for Radicals. Obama even goes so far as to make the community-organizer image a metaphor for his distinctive conception of elective office. On the other hand, Obama presents himself as a post-ideological, consensus-minded politician who favors pragmatic, common-sense solutions to the issues of the day. How can Obama be radical and post-radical at the same time? Perhaps by deploying Gamaliel [Foundation] techniques. Gamaliel organizers have discovered a way to fuse their Left-extremist political beliefs with a smooth, non-ideological surface of down-to-earth pragmatism: the substance of Jeremiah Wright with the appearance of Norman Vincent Peale. Could this be Obama’s secret?”
(Bolding Forum’s.) — 
“Senator Stealth” NRDigital 9.1.2008  (subscription only here)

CHILLING FRIENDS: More on Obama’s Pals

We believe Barack Obama’s close connection with Weatherman veteran Bill Ayers has been clearly established.

But, for our newer readers, we recommend “Stanley Kurtz’ Latest Research Into Barack Obama’s Connections To Terrorist Bill Ayers And Radical Palestinian Advocate Rashid Khalidi,” an extensive interview between Kurtz and Hugh Hewitt  here.

As Andy McCarthy writes here:

“Stanley [Kurtz], of course, has done singularly vital investigative work on Obama’s background — you should check out his NRO archive, here, as well as important articles he’s recently written in the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal (see. e.g., here, here and here).  But Hugh’s interview is a real primer for those who haven’t delved into it much.  It also spotlights an important point that has largely been missed.  That is, while there has been focus on the Obama/Ayers tie and the Obama/Khalidi tie, no real attention has been paid to the Ayers/Khalidi tie — which is very strong and tightens the circle significantly.” (Bolding Forum’s.)

Here, for example, is an exchange about Rashid Khalidi between Hugh Hewitt and Kurtz:

HH: All right, one last time for one last question, Stanley Kurtz, Rashid Khalidi again. Would most Americans be, I don’t know much about his work other than that he’s at Columbia, would most Americans who support Israel be upset that Obama is close to Rashid Khalidi, so close that they share many, many…

SK: Rashid Khalidi. They would be horrified, Hugh. They would be horrified. It would be like saying that the strongest advocate for the Palestinians and the greatest critic of Israel in the United States was close to Obama. And you know something? He is, and he was and he is. And so friends of Israel are rightly horrified by this.

For perspective, we recommend USA Survival’s “From Henry Wallace to William Ayers – the Communist and ‘Progressive’ Movements” by Herbert Romerstein.

Long-time investigator Romerstein reveals:

 “The Weather Underground in 1974 issued a lengthy statement called “Prairie Fire, The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism.” Signed by Bernardine Dohrn, Billy Ayers, Jeff Jones, Celia Sojourn, it “explained “PRAIRIE FIRE is written to all sisters and brothers who are engaged in armed struggle against the enemy.” (Bolding Forum’s.)

Now comes Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker with his “Eliminating 25 million Americans.”

Lifson explains:

“That was the plan of the Weather Underground after taking power. The same Weather Underground headed by Barack Obama’s friends William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, the people in whose house he launched his political career, and with whom he has worked and spoken on the subject of educational reform.

Confederate Yankee discovered  a video clip of testimony given by former Weather Underground member/FBI informant Larry Grathwohl, in which he speaks the following chilling words. . .”

Click here for the rest of Lifson’s post.

Says Andy McCarthy here last Friday:

“In the first segment of the Great One’s program last night, Mark highlighted this article by Thomas Lifson at the American Thinker, describing a clip, recently dug up by the Confederate Yankee site (the clip was also played by Mark), in which the FBI informant who infiltrated the Weather Underground described the terrorist group’s plan to exterminate 25 million Americans — the estimated number of incorrigible capitalists who would not take to Leftist ‘re-education’ once Bill Ayers’ revolution occurred.” (Bolding in original.)

Also troubling if not chilling are the connections between senator Obama and Kenya prime minister Raila Odinga.

Jerome Corsi in his article “Obama raised $1 million for foreign thug’s election” here in World Net Daily declares:

“Among the 72 individuals and organizations that contributed money to Odinga’s 2007 presidential run in Kenya, Shabbir lists “Friends of Senator B.O.” as having donated 66,000,000 Kenyan schillings, about $950,000.

Saif el-Islam Gadhafi, the Libyan strongman’s second oldest son, reportedly donated 53,450,000 Kenyan schillings, about $765,000.

According to several highly credible ex-ODM sources WND interviewed in Kenya, the $950,000 raised for Odinga’s campaign came from a series of private meetings arranged for Odinga by Mark Lippert,a foreign policy adviser in Obama’s U.S. Senate office. The meetings with top-dollar Obama fundraisers and donors took place during Odinga’s 2006 trip to the U.S.

In Kenya, WND talked to several top ex-ODM officials who played key roles in Odinga’s 2007 presidential campaign.

The officials became disaffected with Odinga after confirming he signed a memorandum of understanding with Sheik Abdullahi Abdi, the chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, or NAMLEF. In the Aug, 27, 2007, agreement, Odinga promised that within six months of becoming president, he would “rewrite the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared religions.”

The ex-Odinga officials also told WND that, as Christians, they were appalled to see Odinga use tribal violence as a strategy to gain power after he lost the election by some 250,000 votes to sitting President Mwai Kibaki, a member of Kenya’s majority Kikuyu tribe.

Odinga called on fellow Luo tribal members to protest alleged voter fraud, resulting in a brutal wave of machete-wielding violence that killed an estimated 1,000 members of the Kikuyu tribe in January and February. Some 800 Christian churches also were destroyed or burned to the ground, without a single mosque being damaged.”  (Bolding Forum’s.)

Mark Hyman in his Washington Times article “Obama’s Kenya ghosts” writes here:

 “About 50 parishioners were locked into the Assemblies of God church before it was set ablaze. They were mostly women and children. Those who tried to flee were hacked to death by machete-wielding members of a mob numbering 2,000.

The 2008 New Year Day atrocity in the Kenyan village Eldoret, about 185 miles northwest of Nairobi, had all the markings of the Rwanda genocide of a decade earlier.

By mid-February 2008, more than 1,500 Kenyans were killed. Many were slain by machete-armed attackers. More than 500,000 were displaced by the religious strife. Villages lay in ruin. Many of the atrocities were perpetrated by Muslims against Christians.

The violence was led by supporters of Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who lost the Dec. 27, 2007, presidential election by more than 230,000 votes. Odinga supporters began the genocide hours after the final election results were announced Dec. 30. Mr. Odinga was a member of Parliament representing an area in western Kenya, heavily populated by the Luo tribe, and the birthplace of Barack Obama’s father.”
. . . . . . . . . . .
“Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama were nearly inseparable throughout Mr. Obama’s six-day stay. The two traveled together throughout Kenya and Mr. Obama spoke on behalf of Mr. Odinga at numerous rallies. In contrast, Mr. Obama had only criticism for Kibaki. He lashed out against the Kenyan government shortly after meeting with the president on Aug. 25. “The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials,” Mr. Obama announced.

“Kenyans are now yearning for change,” he declared. The intent of Mr. Obama’s remarks and actions was transparent to Kenyans – he was firmly behind Mr. Odinga.

Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama had met several times before the 2006 trip. Reports indicate Mr. Odinga visited Mr. Obama during trips to the U.S. in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Mr. Obama sent his foreign policy adviser Mark Lippert to Kenya in early 2006 to coordinate his summer visit. Mr. Obama’s August trip coincided with strategizing by Orange Democratic Movement leaders to defeat Mr. Kibaki in the upcoming elections. Mr. Odinga represented the ODM ticket in the presidential race.

Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama’s father were both from the Luo community, the second-largest tribe in Kenya, but their ties run much deeper. Mr. Odinga told a stunned BBC Radio interviewer the reason why he and Mr. Obama were staying in near daily telephone contact was because they were cousins. In a Jan. 8, 2008, interview, Mr. Odinga said Mr. Obama had called him twice the day before while campaigning in the New Hampshire primary before adding, ‘Barack Obama’s father is my maternal uncle.'”

Andy McCarthy adds his comments here to Hyman’s reporting:

“The former Kenyan government of Daniel Arap Moi was pro-American.  (ACM — I can attest to this personally, having worked with Kenyan authorities extensively during the investigation of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, which was carried out by the jihadist cells al Qaeda established in Kenya in the early Nineties.)  Odinga served eight years in jail because he was implicated in a violent coup attempt against Moi’s government in 1982.

Odinga sought the presidency in Kenya’s December 2007 election.  In 2006, Obama came to Kenya and campaigned for him, simultaneously voicing sharp criticism of the pro-American government.  His comments will sound familiar to Americans.  As Hyman writes, Obama declared, “The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials[.]…  Kenyans are now yearning for change.”  Obama’s visit, the culmination of consultations with Odinga that had gone on for years, vaulted Odinga’s candidacy.

(ACM — the outraged Kenyan government issued a rebuttal, greatly disturbed that Obama had represented that he was coming to Kenya to nurture Kenya/U.S. relations but, in fact, had used the trip as a platform to lecture to Kenya about social justice.  Obama’s interference in a foreign election, transparently designed to topple a government cooperative with the United States, comes close, to say the least, to violating the Logan Act, 18 U.S.C. 953.)”

Senator Barack Obama certainly keeps company with some very angry and dangerous folks. Perhaps the senator’s main-stream-media (MSM) and urban-elite supporters don’t care — and likely believe that whatever an Obama Administration contrives to menace us conservative knuckle-draggers and backwoodsmen, up-market Obama supporters would not be affected. Herbert Romerstein reminds us what the hard-core Communists called such dreamers:  the terms ranged from “useful idiots” to the “Innocents’ Clubs.” He notes the modern term is “clueless.” Mark Levin said yesterday: Unlike past Democrat presidential candidates, Obama is a hardened ideologue. He’s not interested in playing around the edges. He seeks ‘fundamental change,’ i.e., to remake society.”





															
				
				
				

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