Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Skeletons in Senator Obama's Closet

Stanley Kurtz, investigative reporter

Senator Obama claims that he never knew that his minister Rev. Jeremiah Wright told his congregation that the American government invented AIDS to kill black people.

It's hard for me to believe that Senator Obama didn't even hear about this lie.

The Senator never denounced this lie until he was forced to, and he has still not told his church that this is a KGB lie. Rather than just leave his church when Rev. Wright was exposed, why didn't this U.S. Senator stand up and confront his minister?

Even the KGB has admitted that they spread this lie about our government. The head of the Russian foreign intelligence Yevgeni Primakov is quoted making this admission in Izvestia (3-19-92). [See here and here. ]

AIDS experts write that some black people who believe this lie see no point in protecting themselves from AIDS.

Now Senator Obama's campaign is attacking an investigative journalist named Stanley Kurtz because he is looking into the Senator's early relationship with the self-confessed Weatherman bomber Bill Ayers.

On August 18, 2008, Mr. Kurtz described happened when he tried get access to some documents at the University of Illinois:

[T]hese files [would] illuminate the working relationship between Obama and Bill Ayers, they would also provide significant insight into a web of ties linking Obama to various radical organizations, including Obama-approved foundation gifts to political allies...

Unfortunately, I don’t yet have access to the documents. The Special Collections section of the Richard J. Daley Library agreed to let me read them, but just before I boarded my flight to Chicago, the top library officials mysteriously intervened to bar access. Circumstances strongly suggest the likelihood that Bill Ayers himself may have played a pivotal role in this denial. Ayers has long taught at UIC, where the Chicago Annenberg Challenge offices were housed, rent-free. Ayers likely arranged for the files of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge to be housed in the UIC library, and may well have been consulted during my unsuccessful struggle to gain access to the documents.

Ayers was a terrorist, but he wasn't imprisoned because of an "improper surveillance" technicality. I don't understand why a terrorist was rewarded with a teaching post at the University of Illinois.

The Chicago Tribune/The Swamp (8-28-08) reports on the furious reaction of Senator Obama's campaign:

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign organized its supporters Wednesday night to confront Tribune-owned WGN-AM in Chicago for having a critic of the Illinois Democrat on its air.

"WGN radio is giving right-wing hatchet man Stanley Kurtz a forum to air his baseless, fear-mongering terrorist smears," Obama's campaign wrote in an e-mail to supporters. "He's currently scheduled to spend a solid two-hour block from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. pushing lies, distortions, and manipulations about Barack and University of Illinois professor William Ayers."

Kurtz, a conservative writer, recently wrote an article for the National Review that looked at Obama's ties to Ayers, a former 1960s radical who later emerged as a school reform advocate in Chicago.

The magazine had been blocked in its initial attempts to obtain records from the University of Illinois at Chicago regarding a school reform initiative called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which Obama chaired and Ayers co-founded.

Obama critics were quick to suggest that political clout could be involved in seeking to protect Obama from embarrassment. The school later reserved its position and made the records available Tuesday.

On Wednesday evening, Obama's campaign urged supporters to call the radio station to complain.

"Tell WGN that by providing Kurtz with airtime, they are legitimizing baseless attacks from a smear-merchant and lowering the standards of political discourse," the note said.

"It is absolutely unacceptable that WGN would give a slimy character assassin like Kurtz time for his divisive, destructive ranting on our public airwaves," the note continued. "At the very least, they should offer sane, honest rebuttal to every one of Kurtz's lies."

Zack Christenson, executive producer of "Extension 720 with Milt Rosenburg," said the response was strong.

"I would say this is the biggest response we've ever got from a campaign or a candidate," he said. "This is really unprecedented with the show, the way that people are flooding the calls and our email boxes."

Christenson said the Obama campaign was asked to have someone appear on the show and declined the request.

Today The Wall Street Journal (8-80-08) even has a story that suggests there may be connections between Senator Obama and an Iraqi-born billionaire who may be implicted in the oil-for-food scandal and weapons smuggling:

In May 2004, the Pentagon's inspector general's office cited "significant and credible evidence" of involvement by Mr. Auchi's companies in the Oil for Food scandal, and in illicit smuggling of weapons to Saddam Hussein's regime. Because of the criminal probe, Mr. Auchi's travel visa to the U.S. was revoked in August 2004, even as Mr. Auchi denied all the allegations. According to prosecutors, in November 2005 Rezko was able to get two government officials from Illinois to appeal to the State Department to get the visa restored. Asked if anyone in his office was involved in such an appeal, Mr. Obama told the Chicago Sun-Times last March, "not that I know of." FOIA requests to the State Department for any documents haven't been responded to for months.

Here is a blog called The Real Barak Obama.

Here are some interesting articles:

National Review (8-18-08) Stanley Kurtz, "Chicago Annenberg Challenge Shutdown?"

FOX News (8-26-08) "Newly Released Documents Highlight Obama's Relationship with Ayers"

National Review (8-28-08) "Barack Obama, Aspiring Commissar"

Michelle Malkin (8-28-08) "Next, the Obama thugs came for Stanley Kurtz"

Chicago Tribune (8-28-08) "Obama's e-mail about WGN-AM"

National Review (8-28-08) "Stanley Kurtz's Fairness Doctrine Preview"

World Net Daily (8-28-08) "Obama camp hits station airing critic"

Wall Street Journal (8-30-08) "Obama Should Come Clean On Ayers, Rezko And the Iraqi Billionaire"

The Washington Times (2-29-08) Bill Gertz, "Auchi connection"

The Times (2-26-08) Mansion 'mistake' piles the pressure on Barack Obama

The Times (2-25-08) "Timeline: British billionaire and Barack Obama": Events bringing Nadhmi Auchi, British-Iraqi billionaire, together with Antoin Rezko, Barack Obama's fundraiser

The Times (2-1-08) "Obama bagman is sent to jail after failing to declare $3.5m payment by British tycoon"

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