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UPDATE: Hillary Clinton was Inside Source of L.A. Times Video of Rashid Khalidi

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UPDATES BELOW:

”A major news organization is intentionally suppressing information that could provide a clearer link between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi ,” said McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb, citing Obama’s friendship with Khalidi , who is now a professor at Columbia University.

The LA Times has video of Barack Obama toasting and praising Jew-hating PLO operative (and Yasser Arafat henchman) Rashid Khalidi at a 2003 event.  The LA Times is refusing to release the video.

Ben Smith at The Politico is puzzled by the Times’ decision, saying that Politico would have made it public.

The paper hasn’t explained its unwillingness to release the video, and Peter Wallsten, who found the tape and wrote about it, declined to discuss it with me last night. He forwarded an e-mail that the paper has sent readers who have complained as conservative blogs raise the issue.

”Over six months ago the Los Angeles Times published a detailed account of the events shown on the videotape. The Times is not suppressing anything. Just the opposite — the L.A. Times brought the matter to light,” wrote the readers’ representative, Jamie Gold.

L.A. Times spokeswoman Nancy Sullivan wouldn’t discuss the decision not to release the tape in detail.

”When we reported on the tape six months ago, that was our full report,” she said, and asked, ”Does Politico release unpublished information?”

The answer to that question is yes — Politico and most news outlets constantly make available videos and documents, after describing them in part, which is why the Times’ decision not to release the video is puzzling. My instinct, and many reporters’, is to share as much source material as possible.

The Times is now claiming that they can’t release the Khalidi tape because they promised their source they wouldn’t.  Which just raises more questions.  What’s on that tape that the Times’ source doesn’t want the public at large to see?

And on top of all of this, who could imagine the Times sitting on a similarly inconvenient video for John McCain?  Can anyone imagine the Times letting the wishes of some source get in the way of releasing a video that could damage John McCain? Or Sarah Palin? Of course not.

Khalidi directed the official Palestinian press agency WAFA during the heyday of PLO terrorism. If possible, he has become even more radicalized: now he teaches on the Middle East faculty at Columbia, which makes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad look like Bebe Netanyahu. Like other radicals, he is fond of accusing Israel of running an ”apartheid system.” This should give Jews a hint as to where our foreign policy would go under President Obamination.

On the tape, Obama refers to the intimate dinners he had with Khalidi and his wife Mona, as the terrorist propagandist was leaving Chicago for Columbia:

It’s for that reason that I’m hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid ‘s dinner table … [but around] this entire world.

Homegrown terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn — who launched Obama’s political career from their home — were reportedly in attendance — another reason for LA Times to sit on the tape.

By the way, LA Times has officially endorsed Obama for President. No word on whether it favors Khalidi or Osama bin Laden for Secretary of State.

So who is Rashid Khalidi?  Meet Rashid Khalidi .

Obama met Khalidi when the latter was a Middle Eastern Studies professor at the University of Chicago. Khalidi and young Barack became fast friends and, in 2000, he hosted a successful fundraiser for the Illinois senator. Soon thereafter, Obama served alongside Khalidi–and also Bill Ayers–as a paid director on the board of the Woods Fund, an Illinois-based nonprofit organization which claims to provide help to the have-nots. In 2001 and 2002, while Obama was on the board, the Woods Fund provided a pair of grants totaling $75,000 to the Arab-American Action Network, a controversial group which views Israel as racist and mourns its very establishment. The grants proved to be about 20 percent of the AAAN’s grant income for the two years.

Khalidi helped to establish the AAAN, and his wife serves as president of the group. Over the years, he has had plenty of disparaging things to say about Israel, has supported Palestinian acts of terrorism, and is said to have worked for the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was actively involved in terrorism and deemed by the U.S. Department of State to be a terrorist organization.

Racists, sexists, anti-Americans. Domestic terrorists, foreign terrorists, terrorist sympathizers and corrupt businessmen. These are the people that Barack Obama counts as friends, as supporters, as mentors, as co-workers.

With a potential president with friends like these, who needs enemies? What favors will he owe these terrorists?

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton’s Camp Releases Video to LA Times

With some inside sources informing us, ”we can assure you with almost 100% certainty that the person who allegedly supplied the tape to the LA Times was Hillary Clinton.”  It makes a lot of sense from several vantage points.  She does not need the reward money, therefore no takers. And, the LA Times disclosed the contents of the tape approximately 6 weeks prior to Hillary Clinton conceding the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama which took place in the first week of June  2008. The Clinton campaign was desperate at the time, consequently the information of the contents surfaced. She was feeling the waters and based upon the media and voters reaction, she decided not to do anything more at the time.

Hillary Clinton anticipated using this tape to win the Democratic nomination, however due to a number of different variables, it was never used.  Besides it would appear racist, and the race card would be used against her.  With Hillary Clinton the alleged owner of the videotape is enough reason why the LA Times will never release the videotape.  It will open up an entire can of worms.

And do not forget the political muscle that the Obama campaign is employing against the LA Times.  They recently used their muscle against the radio station that interviewed Biden.

— Jonas S. Lieberman

DONOTCHANGE

UPDATE 2: Looking into “The One’s” Past; Where did Obama get his money?

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This came in to us in the form of a U Report message. I do not know the writer.
This election has everyone worried with so many things to consider.   DONOTCHANGE

From Anonymous:

About a year ago I would have voted for Obama. I have changed my mind three times since than. I watch all the news channels, jumping from one to another. I must say this drives my husband crazy. But, I feel if you view MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, you might get some middle ground to work with.  About six months ago, I started thinking "where did the money come from for Obama".   I have four daughters who went to College, and we were middle class, and money was tight.  We (including my girls) worked hard and there were lots of student loans.

I started looking into Obama’s life.

Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California.  He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies.

"Barry" (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan .   During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a "round the world" trip.   Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate’s family, then off to Africa to visit his father’s family.  My question – Where did he get the money for this trip?  Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they where in college. When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York.  It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barack – not Barry.   Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia?   It’s not cheap!  to say the least.  Where did he get money for tuition?  Student Loans?  Maybe.  After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000. a year.  Why Chicago?  Why not New York?  He was already living in New York.

By "chance" he met Antoin "Tony" Rezko, born in Aleppo, Syria , and a real estate developer in Chicago.  Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this year.  Rezko, was named "Entrepreneur of the Decade" by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association".  About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School.  Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School?  Where did he get the money for Law School?   More student loans?  After Law school, he went back to Chicago.  Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down.  But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what?   They represented "Rezar" which is Rezko’s firm.   Rezko was one of Obama’s first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago.  In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with "seed money" for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in the Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price).  With ALL those Student Loans – Where did he get the money for the property?  On the same day Rezko’s wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price.  The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama’s new home was purchased.   Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

Now, we have Obama running for President.   Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama’s boss.  She is now Obama’s chief adviser and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first.   Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this?  Shiraz, Iran ! Do we see a pattern here?   Or am I going crazy?

On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley adviser to Obama was "sacked" after the press found out he was having regular contacts with "Hamas ", which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran. This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama’s visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will "Take care of things".

Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan? They are in charge of all those "small" Internet campaign contribution for Obama.   Where is that money coming from?  The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East?

And the final bit of news.   On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on "This Week" with George Stephanapoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said,"My Muslim faith ". When questioned, "he make a mistake".  Some mistake!

All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it – Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times – Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times – September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.

Now the BIG question – If I found out all this information on my own, Why haven’t all of our "intelligent" members of the press been reporting this?

A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear – "Beware of the enemy from within"!!!

UPDATE: OBAMA’S TROUBLING INTERNET FUND RAISING

New York Times Editorial
By MAUREEN DOWD

Certainly the most interesting and potentially devastating phone call I have received during this election cycle came this week from one of the Obama’s campaign internet geeks.  These are the staffers who devised Obama’s internet fund raising campaign which raised in the neighborhood of $200 million so far.  That is more then twice the total funds raised by any candidate in history and this was all from  the internet campaign.

What I learned from this insider was shocking but I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that when it comes to fund raising there simply are no rules that can’t be broken and no ethics that prevail.  Obama’s internet campaign started out innocently enough with basic e-mail networking , lists saved from previous party campaigns and from supporters who visited any of the Obama campaign web sites.  Small contributions came in from these sources and the internet campaign staff  were mo r e than pleased by the results.

Then, about two months into the campaign the daily contribution intake multiplied.  Where was it coming from?  One of the web site security monitors began to notice the bulk of the contributions were clearly coming in from overseas internet service providers and at the rate and frequency of transmission it was clear these donations were ‘programmed’ by a very sophisticated user.  While the security people were not able to track most of the sources due to firewalls and other blocking devices put on these contributions they were able to collate the number of contributions that were coming in seemingly from individuals but the funds were from only a few credit card accounts and bank electronic funds transfers.  The internet service providers (ISP) they were able to trace were from  Saudi Arabia ,  Iran , and other Middle Eastern countries. One of the banks used for fund transfers was also located in  Saudi Arabia.

Another concentrated group of donations was traced to a Chinese ISP with a similar pattern of limited credit card charges.  It became clear that these donations were very likely coming from sources other than American voters.  This was discussed at length within the campaign and the decision was made that none of these donations violated campaign financing laws.  It was also decided that it was not the responsibility of the campaign to audit these millions of contributions as to the actual source (specific credit card number or bank transfer account numbers) to insure that none of these internet contributors exceeded the legal maximum donation on a cumulative basis of many small donations.  They also fo und the record keeping was not complete enough to do it anyway.

This is a shocking revelation.

We have been concerned about the legality of  ‘bundling’ contributions after the recent exposure of illegal bundlers but now it appears we may have an even greater problem.  I guess we should have been somewhat suspicious when the numbers started to come out.  We were told (no proof offered) that the Obama internet contributions were from $10.00 to $25.00 or so.  If the $200,000,000 is right, and the average contribution was $15.00, that would mean over 13 million individuals made contributions?  That would also be 13 million contributions would need to be processed.  How did all that happen?

I believe the Obama campaign’s internet fund raising needs a serious, in depth investigation and audit.  It also appears the whole question of internet fund raising needs investigation by the legislature and perhaps new laws to insure it complies not only with the letter of these laws but the spirit as well.

UPDATE 2:

So we know that fake people are registering to vote, via the AP :

The stories are almost comical: Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, registered to vote on Nov. 4. The entire starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team, signed up to go the polls — in Nevada.

We know that sometimes, fake people vote fraudulently (note that it was by absentee. Hard to vote as Mickey Mouse in person, but it is really easy by absentee):

Republicans released details for 10 of those votes. The registration cards that were filled out had no social security numbers, drivers license numbers or birthdates for the voters.

We know that sometimes, fake people give to campaigns fraudulently .

Two thoughts. The first is that there should be accountability for this.  Barack Obama raised $150m last month, and only half of that money is disclosed. Now, I seriously doubt that Obama’s campaign is engaged in fraud. But they seem  uninterested in identifying it.

They should, like the McCain campaign, put all that information online, regardless of how much was given, including all the information about address, employer, etc. It’s not that hard. They have the technology to do it. When he is getting $75m in a month from sources that are not publically identified, that’s a problem. In theory, these are all different people, but given the possibility for fraud (temporary credit card numbers can make it even harder to check), this does create yet another kind of crisis of legitimacy surrounding this election.

Second,  Obama has destroyed the public financing system, handing conservatives a win on the policy, even if a substantial loss on the politics. Democrats said Republicans would do it, but they did. This is a good thing, long-term , and it should be replaced by full-disclosure of contributions within 24 hours of receipt of the donation. The easiest thing in the world with today’s technology. And it would allow individuals, groups, and the press to address the legitimacy issues in Obama’s donations (and others in the future).

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