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Obama, Wright, Farrakhan, and Gaddafi

Let's refresh our recollections about the president's connections.

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Kyle-Anne Shiver

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March 15, 2011 - 12:00 am
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To a great many Americans, President Obama’s response to the Libyan crisis has been puzzling. First, dithering. No response. The White House claimed “scheduling problems” for the president’s no-show. Then, wimpy calls for Libyan government restraint and an end to the violence, never mentioning the “mad-dog” tyrant by name. Then, finally, following the lead of normally-reluctant-to-do-anything-whatsoever Europeans, Obama declared “time for Gaddafi to go.” Then, military moves with warships. Then, Secretary Clinton says we must wait for the UN and move only in an internationally coordinated way to aid anti-Gaddafi forces. Now, Obama’s director of national intelligence tells Congress (and the entire world) that Gaddafi will win and the rebels will lose.

Still, the blood flows at Gaddafi’s orders. News leaked out nearly two weeks ago that desperate rebels were begging the U.S. for military intervention. “Send Bush,” they pleaded!

Meanwhile, back at the White House, where the cowboy is no longer in charge, President Obama held a Motown soiree, danced the night away, and a day later served a sumptuous lunch to the nation’s governors while giving them lots of unasked-for advice. Instead of meeting reporters head-on to talk about the Libyan crisis, Obama sent out his new press secretary to fumble the ball. Then, Obama met with the president of Mexico, again, and, no doubt, offered to sue a couple more states. Obama took one question from the American press and it was something to do with an NFL union dispute. Now, the president is off on the campaign trail and planning his basketball party.

Confusing, to say the least. Libya? What?

Sentient Americans are left wondering whether President Obama fully intends to keep the mad-dog Gaddafi in power — no matter what.

So, perhaps we should recall the troubling connections between Obama’s spiritual mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and Muammar Gaddafi. While Wright has been absent the public spotlight for most of the past two years, Louis Farrakhan has been quite present. While Obama was dancing to Motown favs, Farrakhan received notice for his customary Jew-hate, insisting that Jews — who he claims control U.S. foreign policy and banking — are trying to push us into war with his “friend,” Gaddafi.

No one ought be surprised that this sounds a lot like something Adolf Hitler would say. Farrakhan is known for his outspoken admiration of Hitler and the Nazis’ ideas on the Jews. And Farrakhan really is Gaddafi’s friend. In 1996, Gaddafi gave $2.5 million to Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam. Thankfully, the transfer of funds was blocked by the Clinton administration. Gaddafi had also promised Farrakhan up to $1 billion in funds to “influence the upcoming presidential election.”

From Abraham H. Foxman’s statement, “The Cynical Covenant of Farrakhan and Qaddafi”:

Until now, Colonel Qaddafi announced, “Our confrontation with America was like a fight against a fortress from outside.” After speaking with Minister Farrakhan, however, “we found a breach to enter into this fortress and confront it.” Colonel Qaddafi promised that as it battles America from the inside, the NOI will eventually fulfill one of its fondest dreams: establishing a black state within America’s borders. Ever the military man, the Libyan leader also predicted that this new state will boast the “biggest black army on the planet.”

When then candidate Obama faced off with Hillary Clinton in 2008, moderator Tim Russert queried Obama quite forcefully regarding his association with Louis Farrakhan. For those who might not recall, Farrakhan and Obama share the same neighborhood in Chicago. Along with former Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, both Farrakhan and Obama live in Hyde Park — the upscale, politically hyperactive enclave near the University of Chicago. Barack Obama’s church, under the directorship of Jeremiah Wright, Jr., awarded Louis Farrakhan  with its “Trumpet Award” for lifetime achievement in 2007.

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