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Roger L. Simon

What if It’s All True?

December 4th, 2013 - 11:23 pm

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I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true.

Moreover, conspiracy theorists from Mark Lane to Jerome Corsi (more of him in a moment) have always seemed to me a little bit, well, off.

Maybe it’s the temper of the times, however, the incessant presidential lying recently unmasked, but a brief Washington Post article linked on the Drudge Report Tuesday caught me up short. The headline told much of the story — “Obama’s uncle contradicts White House, says Obama stayed with him in 1980s.

Obama’s uncle is Onyango “Omar” Obama, 69, a Kenyan national who has been living illegally in this country for five decades. Omar, the manager of a liquor store, was caught driving under the influence recently and faced deportation.  The judge apparently let him off.  What’s interesting is that Omar testified during his trial that the future POTUS stayed at Onyango’s apartment in Cambridge in the 1980s while Barack attended Harvard Law.  Obama has previously denied ever having even met Omar.  But the Kenyan’s landlord corroborated under oath Barack Sr.’s brother’s testimony. The White House, as is its wont these days, isn’t commenting.

Now, as a devotee of the aforementioned William of Ockham (“the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected”), I tend to believe, in fact I almost certainly believe, Obama’s father’s brother and his landlord, not the president. It makes little sense that Obama as a young Harvard grad student would not at least have looked up his father’s brother, when they were living in the same town for three years. Indeed, it makes good sense that he might have crashed on Omar’s couch for a few days or weeks while looking for an apartment. Many, if not most, of us have done something similar.

Furthermore, although there might be some incentive for Omar to lie about his relationship with the president to curry favor with the judge, what incentive would his landlord have had?  To be indicted for perjuring himself?  No wonder the White House is silent.

Around Obama there is an unprecedented silence, almost a media omertà.  So much remains unknown about this man, although we do know, through the debate surrounding David Maraniss’s failed and tentative biography, that the president lied about his personal history on multiple occasions in his autobiography Dreams from My Father.

Of course, Bill Ayers — the semi-retired terrorist — has claimed on similarly multiple occasions that he was the true author of Dreams, which would make it a lie about a lie about a lie or something like that. The permutations of this are mindboggling.

Which leads me back to Jerome Corsi.  A few years ago, in Chicago for a conference, I was introduced to the author-presidential gadfly who had rented a limo for the day to tour Obama and Obama-related real estate properties in that city’s Hyde Park district.  He asked me to come along and, never one to refuse a free invitation, I went, but although I found Corsi personally engaging, I kept thinking quietly that the man was cracked.

No longer.  Years and a multiplicity of deceptions later, I think what Corsi said and says is mostly (as in more than fifty percent) true.

That doesn’t mean I believe that Obama was born in Kenya. I remain unconvinced of that. And I don’t even much care if he was. I would vote in a heartbeat for a foreign born person if I thought he or she were the best candidate, assuming it was all legal and public, which in this case it wouldn’t have been, but you get my point.

Nevertheless, in the wake of the serial lies about Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, media surveillance, the NSA, Syria, Iran, etc., etc., I’m now prepared to believe many things of which I might initially have been at least somewhat skeptical.

To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me.

Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal he received financial preferences, scholarships and/or loans, as a foreign student.  They probably also reveal academic mediocrity, but that’s par for the course for many of our politicians (except it becomes embarrassing in Obama’s case where he has the reputation of being brilliant).

But that’s only one area of accusation.  What if they were all true — or, if not all, say thirty, forty or even fifty percent? What if this were actually demonstrated while he was still in office to the degree that the standard spin that all politician lie no longer applied? What if we could prove that it had gone well beyond that, beyond Nixon and Clinton far into the realm of an invented man? What would that mean, exactly?  Should his opponents rejoice?  Would a new era and truth, beauty and prosperity be upon us?

Not likely.  Great damage has been done. Consider for a moment that whatever theories we have about Obama, whatever prevarications and deceptions of which we are aware or unaware, are known equally to our adversaries — the intelligence agencies of China, Russia and Iran. Even if they were too dumb to figure it out for themselves, which they’re not, they read our newspapers and blogs.

These totalitarian — or near totalitarian, depending on how you want to parse it — states depend on lies for their existence.  In Obama they have found a partner in crime, a semblable, as Baudelaire would say. They are currently exploiting this.  In all likelihood our world will never be the same.  This is no cause for celebration by any American.

UPDATE:  According to the Boston Globe, as of  today Thursday, Obama now acknowledges having lived with his uncle.

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I kept hoping you would reach a conclusion but you state the obvious – great damage has been done - without spelling out what that means.

There is a reason we condemn lying, even though people and politicians do it. It is because lying prevents or hinders the rational faculties from operating. Lies are told because the liar has an agenda that he wants to pursue without discussion or negotiation. Lies and fraud cause people to act in ways that might be harmful to them. If the liar insists that he be trusted and has the means to effectuate that insistence, the mark is deprived of any opportunity to ascertain the facts independently.

An administration that has an executive who is a liar and whose programs are based on lies is one which has an agenda that the public does not know and cannot be allowed to know. That is not a democracy, unless you consider a democracy a system in which the citizens are allowed to vote but not to hold those elected to account.

Without truth as a bedrock principle, the state ceases to be of the people or for the people and becomes a gang devoted to its own pursuits. Once it becomes clear that those in power are not virtuous, everyone who cares about his family and his community will be forced to decide whether to obey or resist. They may do it covertly or out in the open or both but as soon as that becomes a general understanding of how one must act to survive, the country has essentially left the first world and re-entered the third – a world where no one is safe and no progress is possible: a world where corruption is the only realistic solution to problems. Great damage, indeed.
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If one reads Corsi...whose account once seemed fanciful, in conjunction with reading Stanley Kurtz, whose accounts never read fanciful...but rather, sometimes so thorough as to be a bit clinical...one cannot help but believe that one would need a deep shovel to uncover the mountain of lies that surround Obama.

The espionage community has the ability and propensity to know how to find the "dirt" on people it wishes to "turn". Obama and his cabal have more need to keep so many things covered up....lest they be found out, that the revelations uncovered in the communist papers after the fall of the Soviet Union would look like Archie comic books in shock value comparison.

They would have to turn Corsi and Kurtz into McCarthy...in order to slander away the truth.

I have never believed that the "birthers" were as "wrong" as they were "premature" with their case. The evidence was interesting, but not compelling yet. I took then...and take now...the unpopular view that the "birthers" aren't crazy. There's smoke, but not yet fire...on that issue. And, I am on record saying that Obama and his cabal and his Propaganda Machine GAVE RISE to the suspicions...and that the suspicious were justified in looking at all the lies and trying to find the truth.

Even if ONE suspicion turned into a blind alley...those who chased the truth were not to be condemned, but rather, commended for their efforts.

A leader (or leaders) with much to hide...are leaders who can be easily compromised.

This is why I always had an issue with the "it's just about sex" defense of Clinton. It wasn't. It was about sexual predation...and being compromised into lawless behavior.

In Obama's case...his entire uber-radicalism...has very, very unsavory characters and behaviors for an American leader popping into frame after frame of this horror film as each scene unfolds.

The sin, therefore, is in NOT looking for...and at...the evidence, digging for more...and postulating the theories based on those facts. If those theories demand that we consider "conspiracy"...and we still tremble at the peer pressure ridicule that thwarts the conclusion...then we should condemn ourselves for our cowardice.

In fact, the now Mount Everest of lies, coverups, distortions, propaganda, tyranny, and rape of our constitution leads to no OTHER conclusion. All this could not be achieved absent a conspiracy.

Believe the worst. You would not even begin to scratch the surface of our horror film reality. And...believe this: Obama and this cabal cannot afford to be found out. If China, Russia, Iran, know from their intricate spy rings things that would curl your toes...they can extract "favors"...and a lurching, nonsensical pattern of behavior would begin to make much more sense.

In a delicious irony...it may be the Mossad that could wind up being the only savior of a dying nation. We can't trust our own people in any of our agencies...because whistleblowers and critics of this administration get "dealt with" and the others have been "turned".

Believe the worst. You have every right to do so. Your suspicions...have been confirmed.
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I heard one of the Ayers' confirmations that he wrote Audacity, but it was hard to tell if he was being serious. There are many constructs and phrases in the book that were also used in previous Ayers works, and it is clear that the author is not the same writer who wrote Dreams, one of the most atrocious abuses of English prose in recent decades.

Obama clearly wasn't born in Kenya, but he claimed Kenyan birth in his writer's bio when shopping both books. This shows he was willing to do so if he thought it might benefit him. He also had dual citizenship in Indonesia through his stepfather. So it isn't beyond belief he may have used either country as his birthplace in order to get into Columbia.

Obama himself says he was a lackluster student at Occidental, and then (as now) third-year transfers to Columbia usually required stellar transcripts. But foreign students weren't held to the same exacting standards.

Obama has been nothing but secretive about his college history, to the point of openly tracking down all former classmates once he declared for President, asking all not to talk to media about him, good or bad. Since Bush, Gore, and Kerry all released their undergrad transcripts and all were C students, there seems little reason for Obama to hide his.

BUT the thing about dual citizenship is it only lasts until after a person is 18. After that, any overt expression of citizenship in either country constitutes rejection of the other and is permanent and irrevocable. Such expressions might include registering to vote or applying for a passport.

So if Obama represented himself as Indonesian to get into Columbia before he ever registered to vote, he effectively renounced American citizenship. But if he had registered to vote, or if he claimed Kenyan citizenship, he merely defrauded Columbia (and maybe also Harvard Law) on the application.

We also know he went to Pakistan back in those days, yet the trip isn't on his US passport, so how did he get there? Traveling on an Indonesian passport after he was 18, even if issued before he was 18, would be such an overt act as well.
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Testimony from people who did know Obama in some of his younger years, after his family moved him here from Kenya and Indonesia, have testified repeatedly to the fact that Obama is a pathological liar. They say he lied about EVERYTHING, never telling the truth. They (male and female, btw) have said that, if he said it was raining outside, you better go check. They've also testified, repeatedly, to his extensive drug use, all agreeing that his drug of choice was always crack. They also testified, again repeatedly, that he has ALWAYS been a homosexual. He NEVER liked girls, it's a complete fabrication with his wife and "kids." The bottom line is, nothing about this so-called man is any good, NOTHING!! According to the similar testimony from several people, Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro aka Harrison J. Brounell is a pathological lying homosexual drug addict. Yep, it looks like those who voted for this schmuck got the government they deserve, eh?
1 year ago
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What is the rationale for Obama's sealing his records? Why should this be allowed? What if a stock trader decided to seal all his financial transactions, then "advise" clients. What about conflict of interest? If someone decides to run for president, then all his records -- school transcripts, passports, medical records, etc -- should be open. And there should be a security clearance (Daniel Pipes long ago noted that Obama would have failed a security clearance). It should be enacted into law that sealing records and seeking the highest office as a "public servant" cannot be allowed. Certainly not when the Liar also claims to be leading the "most transparent" administration in the history of the United States.
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This author is a moron if he truly thinks a foreign national could ever serve the best interests of a nation that he has no natural allegiance to and no history of its traditions and heritage.

Obama is THE perfect example! He doesn't know, care, or relate to what motivates the average freedom loving American. We are as foreign to him as he is to us. Consequently, I don't much give a damn about this author's ill informed, desperately grasping for political correctness, opinion.
1 year ago
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Frank Marshall Davis was sent to Hawaii by the Party. Translated into English, that means he was sent by Moscow. Wonder what his reports back to HQ included and how much they helped Putin jerk the USA around.
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We need to get rid of this man as soon as we can; or lacking that, neutralize him so he can't do any more damage.
The way to do that in the 2014 election is elect enough Repubs that Obama's veto can be overridden in any legislation he chooses to sign.
That includes the repeal of Obamacare.
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A lot of us who are scandalized by the Obama administration actions are older and still adhere to a perhaps no longer valid belief in the basic integrity of our leaders and their motives. We find it hard to believe that utter cynicism and deceit could be the only principles that the Democrats and other leftists possess
Years and years of relativism and eroding of American character has given us what we now have, C.S. Lewis' "men without chests" plumbing the depths of depravity and evil. I wonder if there are enough young people who have some semblance of moral order in their thinking or enough awareness to see what's being lost. Scary times we live in.
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You annoy me, Roger. At the same time, admission that you are coming around to believe the Believable that Should be Unbelievable reveals real character. I understand - even the vinegary lyricist CFBleachers has trouble, despite his justifiable distaste for the Democrat Party, can't quite accept these things.

Where is the evidence of legitimacy in Obama's story? I grant all the cautious types that the full timing of Birtherism may have been related to a desire by Obama's people to stir that pot hot enough so that lots of other things were concealed. Those other things have been discussed here enough...

We just can't believe that our leaders might be corrupt. That's true here as well as in the US - we have our ideas and ideals and ideologies, and they will be troubled only at great emotional expense. Of course, what's the alternative?

As for me, I still don't understand how the Naudet brothers were positioned in that firehouse months before 911, and by someone they knew previously - one James Hanlon, an actor and producer turned firefighter. There is plenty of skepticism that is justified about their cover story, but, then again, I don't want to be called 'cracked'. That would be bad..
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I'd love to spend a few hours in one of the lower levels of Hell smoking unfiltered cigarettes and doing shots of bad vodka with the old NKVD/KGB/GRU agent who recruited Grandpa Dunham. I figure he was "bumming" the West Coast in the Thirties when he hooked up with some Wobblies or CPUSA guys and got recruited. So he served in the American version of the Great Patriotic War and came home. Then he took wife and new kid to Harry Bridges' owned Seattle, then Harry Bridges owned Honolulu. For those who don't know, Harry was last seen on the balcony of the Kremlin.

Cut to the chase, Barry comes from a family of communists. His father was Frank Marshall Davis; the Kenyan is just a legend. His mother was a double agent; the CIA was paying for her education and the KGB was paying for her to provide information; Indonesia was a hotspot in those days

Barry went to school as a foreign student using either Soviet money or Middle Eastern money. When Ayers and Gill couldn't find the money to really challenge HRC, Soros found investors for the Obama Initiative. So, those of you worrying about the Russian, Chinese, Iranian influence on him because of his lies; put your mind at rest. They aren't going to blackmail him; he works for them! Just think it out; if the Soros Junta, excuse me, the Obama Administration were an agent of a hostile Middle Eastern power, what would it do differently?
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You are so on it Art!
1 year ago
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A thousand times yes,
1 year ago
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"those of you worrying about the Russian, Chinese, Iranian influence on him because of his lies; put your mind at rest. They aren't going to blackmail him; he works for them!"

Those who have not figured that out (and that includes all those still shrilling about his "incompetence") are beyond help.

1 year ago
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Thanks, Art. I always appreciate your clarity. Let's not forget that Timothy Geithner's father working for the Ford Foundation supported Obama's mother with grants.
1 year ago
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There is an elaborate network of Red Diaper Babies in very high places. Even if we set our resolve far more firmly than in the late '40s and the '50s, it would take a generation or more to get them out of positions of power and influence. I know what it is like to try to muck the Democrat "stay-behinds" out of a government; it has to be somebody's full-time job even in a small state government. The problem is that probably only the very most politically aware people under 40 or so have any idea about the degree of Soviet penetration of the US or the damage Communist influences have done to our institutions, especially education and media. Most of the young people I know are "pro-American" in the same way they're "pro" their favorite professional sports teams.
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Keep your eyes on NYC. I predict that Mayor-elect de Blasio will make California look like a tax haven.
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McCarthyism killed the anti-Communist movement. Let's hope, in a similar way, Obamacare will kill liberalism. (But don't hold your breath).
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Why would McCarthyism, an entity which worked tirelessly to expose Communists, have brought down the anti-Communist movement? What brought it down was all the Communists across the country pushing to dismantle the House un-American Activities Committee. This country is so infested with Communist cockroaches that it's a wonder we have ANY rights left. But just you wait, wait until you see what nice little surprises Obama, or whatever his name is, has in store for us. Just hide 'n' watch.
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Why was my comment reported on Mandela being a Communist? Because it is true, or false?
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Am I missing something Art or has America forgotten that Mandela was a Communist? Did I forget my history? Was it a ruse? What gives? Did his moral high road after 27 years in prison forgive him for the killings and vile acts he committed? Why do we worship the dead, even if they were evil?
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Oh, no, no no, Art. McCarthy was wrong, both morally and factually! There are no communists! It's all paranoia!

Didn't you get the memo?
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Sure he's aknowledging it to continue the ruse that he's related to the Kenyans. His real Father was Franklin Marshall Davis, a Communist organizer from Chicago. The physical and facial resemblances are there, and there was no real relationship between the Kenyan and Stanley Ann Dunham. Davis indoctrinated Obama in the leftist ideology and racial politics.
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Yeahbut Bush...!!
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