Only Full Vetting will Defeat the Obama-Mainstream Media Machine
by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD
February 28, 2012
The Republican establishment is fully aware that Barack Hussein Obama is surrounded and protected by a fraudulent personal narrative.
Despite constantly ranting and railing about the dire need to defeat Obama in the 2012 election, Republicans and conservative pundits, because of fear or complicity, withhold their most potent weapon against Obama – the truth.
And that approach will guarantee an Obama victory.
In his brilliant book, “Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism,” Stanley Kurtz wrote:
“From his teenage years under the mentorship of Frank Marshall Davis, to his socialist days at Occidental College, to his life-transforming encounters at New York’s Socialist Scholars Conferences, to his immersion in the stealthily socialist community-organizer networks of Chicago, Barack Obama has lived in a thoroughly socialist world.”
Obama’s socialist activism, however, represents only one portion of a lifetime dedicated to philosophies antithetical to the survival of the Constitution and the American republic.
“Frank Marshall Davis was introduced to Barack Obama by his maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, who was a close friend and saw Davis as a potential role model and father-figure to his grandson. Davis was also a Communist Party member (number 47544) and became Obama’s mentor in Hawaii during the 1970s, right up until Obama left for college at Occidental.
Dr. John Drew describes himself as a “missing link” between Obama's introduction to communism by Frank Marshall Davis and his later exposure to the extremist beliefs of unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.
Drew was a contemporary of Obama at Occidental College and himself a Marxist. Drew was already a well-known campus communist when Obama was introduced to him as "one of us." Drew claims that Obama “was a Marxist-Leninist in his sophomore year of college from 1980 to 1981.”
Obama's first public speech was at an Occidental College anti-apartheid event on Feb. 18, 1981 sponsored by the Students for Economic Democracy, a group affiliated with the 1960s far left militant group the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led by Tom Hayden, former husband of Jane Fonda; Ayers; his wife Bernadine Dohrn and Columbia University’s SDS chairman Mark Rudd. The SDS was the precursor to the violent Ayers-led Weather Underground movement.
In 1981, after two years at Occidental, Obama presumably transferred to the Columbia School of General Studies, one part of the Columbia University system that does not have rigorous Core Curriculum and transfer constraints as the elite Columbia College.
Columbia University has long been known as a hub for leftist philosophies and political activism. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, protests were aimed at convincing the university trustees to divest all of the university's investments in companies that were seen as active or tacit supporters of the apartheid regime in South Africa; most notably the 1978 and 1985 occupation of the Business School and Hamilton Hall, respectively.
A 2008 New York Times article states that Obama transferred to Columbia to "test my commitments" to social justice causes such as apartheid and poverty in the third world.
Yet Obama later claimed that his two years at Columbia “were an intense period of study,” when he lived like a “monk” and was only “somewhat” involved with the Black Students Organization and participated in anti-apartheid activities.
“What's so odd about Obama's near-silence concerning his time in New York is that he said he transferred from Occidental to Columbia for the specific purpose of getting more involved in political consciousness and activism at a larger and more engaged school… And yet we are asked to believe that once Obama arrived in New York, the epicenter of activism, he suddenly stopped being politically active…Why the strange glossing over of what should be the culmination of the activism which got its start at Occidental? Could it be not that he abandoned politics altogether, but rather that he became so radicalized that it would be an embarrassment now that he's trying to present himself as mainstream?”
In contrast to his account in “Dreams from My Father”, Obama stated in a now expunged interview with “Politically Black” that he was “deeply involved on my campus,” that is, in the anti-apartheid divestment efforts at Columbia.
In fact, Obama’s years in New York City, 1981-1985 solidified his socialist beliefs, black identity politics and may be when he first crossed paths with life-long Marxists and domestic terrorists Ayers and Dohrn.
According to a fellow student, who attended Columbia at the same time as Obama, Bill Ayers was then extraordinarily active on campus leading rallies and marches ever day to drive clerical workers into the Teamsters union.
Kurtz proved that Barack Obama attended the Democratic Socialists of America - run Socialist Scholars Conferences at Cooper Union in New York City in 1983 and 1984, a conference that Ayers very likely also attended.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Obama studied under then Columbia professor and the Yasser Arafat apologist, Edward Said, who later wrote a glowing dust-jacket blurb for Ayers’ 2001 memoir, “Fugitive Days,” an arrogant polemic against America and a haughty defense of his criminal past.
The relationship between Obama and the anti-Israel Said was a persistent, not a passing one. There is a photo showing the then little-known Obama seated and having an intimate discussion with the leftist, Islamic superstar Said at an Arab American community dinner in Chicago in 1998, where Said was the keynote speaker.
There is also a report claiming Obama visited the Chicago home of Tom and Mary Ayers, parents of Bill Ayers, in the mid-1980s.
So, what is the truth? Did Obama first meet Ayers in 1995, “at a lunchtime meeting about school reform in a Chicago skyscraper” as the Obama-owned mainstream media claim or was it over ten years earlier in New York City?
They were in the same city at the same time. They lived and attended schools near each other. They had the same political interests and their circles of friends and associates intersected.
Is it also a pure coincidence that, a decade later in Chicago, they lived near each other; they had the same political interests and their circles of friends and associates intersected?
It was Obama’s friendship with Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour and his sponsorship of Obama as a prospective Harvard law student, however, that probably helped harden Obama’s Islamic, leftist, black-nationalist and anti-American views.
It is likely that Obama became closely associated with al-Mansour as early as age 25, when al-Mansour, a friend of Edward Said, lectured at Columbia. Formerly known as Donald Warden, al-Mansour, an American, was a mentor of Black Panther founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in the early 1960s. He changed his name after studying Islam and learning Arabic. He is well known within the black community as a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international deal-maker and an outspoken enemy of Israel. His writings and books are packed with anti-American rhetoric reminiscent of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s disgraced former pastor. Al-Mansour has close ties to Saudi Arabia and is a personal advisor to Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the world’s 19th wealthiest person.
Percy Sutton, the former borough president of Manhattan and lawyer for Malcolm X, was asked by his former business partner al-Mansour to write letters of recommendation to Harvard Law School in support of Obama’s application
“I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him. The friend’s name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas. He is the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men. He told me about Obama.”
It has never been clear, who paid for Obama’s Harvard education, but it is possible, if not probable, that the money came from Saudi Arabia.
As Kurtz notes in his book, the socialist and radical Muslim networks around Obama in Chicago overlapped:
“Obama's ties to University of Chicago professor Rashid Khalidi are part of a broader web of connections between Obama, Ayers, and Chicago's leftist foundations…To make sense of the ties between this prominent Palestinian activist and Obama's radical world, keep in mind that Obama was a frequent dinner guest in the Khalidi home. At the same time, Bill Ayers was a friend to both Rashid Khalidi and his wife, Mona … In 1999, Obama brought Ayers onto the board of the Woods Fund. In 2000, the Khalidis hosted a fundraiser for Obama's congressional run against Bobby Rush. Soon after, Obama and Ayers began channeling Woods Fund money to the Arab American Action Network, a group founded by Rashid and Mona Khalidi.”
Remarkably, all of the above represents only a small slice of Obama’s relatively unreported connections to radical socialists, Islamists, black nationalists and violent anti-American extremists like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
Yet the Republicans and the conservative media remain silent and refuse to fully vet Obama. They hide their cowardice by pretending to occupy the high ground – defeating Obama “on the issues.” Unfortunately, Obama has no intention of running on the issues.
The Republican vapid strategy will inextricably lead to a second Obama Administration.