An Obama Insider Reveals the Real Barack
- January 30, 2008
EXCLUSIVE - Obama's Nation of Islam Staffers, Edward Said & "Inflexible
Jews" Causing Mid-East Conflict: An Obama Insider Reveals the Real Barack
By <http://www.debbieschlussel.com/> Debbie Schlussel - Copyright 2008
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Responding to criticism by
2083.html?hpid=opinionsbox1> Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, Barack
Obama declared his strong opposition to Nation of Islam leader Louis
I decry racism and anti-Semitism in every form and strongly condemn the
anti-Semitic statements made by Minister Farrakhan.
Obama also went on to condemn his Church's award to Farrakhan and his
minister's tight relationship with him.
But a former Obama insider says that Obama's sudden aversion to NOI and
Farrakhan is belied by the fact that Obama employed and continues to employ
several Farrakhan acolytes in high positions on his Illinois and U.S. Senate
campaign and office staffs. I have verified that this person--who agreed to
talk on the condition of anonymity--held a key position in the Obama
campaign. The insider was so close to Senator Obama that they frequently
personally discussed and exchanged direct e-mail messages on campaign and
policy matters. This person is not connected with the Clintons and is not a
Barack Hussein & Michelle Obama with Palestinian Activist, PLO/Arafat
Advisor Edward Said @ Arab Fundraiser
(Photos From <http://www.electronicintifada.com/> Electronic Intifada)
The insider says he frequently objected to Mr. Obama's placement of Cynthia
K. Miller, a member of the Nation of Islam, as the Treasurer of his U.S.
Senate campaign. When I contacted Miller, now a
<http://www.cynthiakmiller.com/> Chicago real estate agent, to verify
whether she was a member of the Nation of Islam and whether she shared Louis
Farrakhan's bigoted views about Jews, she responded, "None of your business!
Where are you going with this?" She said her resignation as Obama's
treasurer had nothing to do with her Nation of Islam ties. Then, she hung
The Obama insider says he also objected to Obama's involvement with Jennifer
Mason, whom he says is also a member of the Nation of Islam. Mason is
Obama's Director of Constituent Services in his U.S. Senate office and is
also in charge of selecting Obama's Senate interns. She did not respond to
repeated calls for comment.
But it's not just that he employed these individuals in positions of power
in his office, it's that when the former associate raised objections, he
says Mr. Obama's position was that he saw nothing wrong with the Nation of
Islam and didn't think it was a problem. If true--and the fact that Ms.
Mason still holds her prominent Obama Senate staff position bears that
out--Obama's condemnation of Farrakhan, this month, is phony.
But the insider says there is more to it than that. Obama's Illinois State
Senate district consisted of prime Nation of Islam territory, including Hyde
Park, home to Farrakhan's mansion. It is not possible, Illinois politicos
say, to win that district without the blessing of the NOI leader. NOI
members, including consultant Shakir Muhammad, held important roles in the
Obama state senate campaign.
How many Nation of Islam members will work in an Obama White House?
Then, there is the issue of Israel. When Obama first ran for the U.S.
Senate, he gave militant responses to the Chicago Jewish News about Israel.
Obama denounced Israel's fence--which he called a "wall" and "barrier to
peace"--to keep out terrorists and favored working with Yasser Arafat. When
members of the Chicago Jewish community circulated his responses, Obama said
that the answers were not his positions, but the work of a low-level intern.
He submitted new answers. But that was a lie, the insider says. In fact,
they were the work of Obama's Policy Director, Audra Wilson. Moreover, Obama
told the insider that he blamed the Mideast conflict on the Jews:
Barack told me that he felt that Jewish community was too inflexible, and
that was why the situation in the Mideast could not be resolved.
This is the man who says in a new campaign ad that Hillary Clinton will say
anything but change nothing. Barack Obama will say anything, but change his
Palestinian activist and Islamist Ali Abunimah, who was a close friend of
Obama's, attended an Arab fundraiser at which the late
<http://www.meforum.org/article/191> Edward Said--plagiarist, fabricator,
and prominent PLO/Arafat advisor--was the keynote speaker, and at which the
Obamas were notably in attendance.
<http://www.electronicintifada.net/v2/article6619.shtml> Pictures on
Abunimah's site, posted above, show Obama and wife, Michelle, sitting next
to Said and engaging in conversation.
<http://www.electronicintifada.net/v2/article6619.shtml> Abunimah, in a
must-read article, says the Senator has since "changed" his proclaimed views
from those he expressed privately, in order to get Jewish donors and votes.
And he has succeeded in spades. Lee Rosenberg a top Illinois official of the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the pro-Israel lobby is a
big Obama donor. Ditto for former national AIPAC official Bob Asher. And
Penny Pritzker of the pro-Israel family that owns Hyatt hotels. And there
are so many others who have bought in to Obama's newly pro-Israel views. The
insider says Obama pulled the wool over their eyes.
Then, there's Bettylu Saltzman, also Jewish and one of Obama's
Thou=0&txt2008=Y&submit=Go%21> first major supporters and donors. She is a
major Peace Now devotee, officer of the far-left, pro-capitulation New
Israel Fund, and wrote a letter to a Chicago newspaper praising Jimmy
Carter's book calling Israel an apartheid state. The Obama insider says she
has Obama's ear on the Mideast and "will be a major policy person for
Barack. Very dangerous."
The insider points to Mr. Obama's changing views in Iraq as another area of
uncertainty. He has highlighted his opposition to the War in Iraq. The
insider says there is strong speculation that Obama attempted to get his
crony, Federal Indictee Tony Rezko, a contract to build a nuclear power
plant in the new Iraq. Rezko, a Syrian Arab who helped Obama in a deal to
purchase his home, was in a partnership with NOI founder Elijah Muhammad's
Barack Obama can denounce Louis Farrakhan ad infinitum. But with supporters
like Ms. Saltzman, high-level staffers who are Nation of Islam members, and
constantly morphing views on Israel merely for donor appeal, a Barack Obama
White House bodes poorly both for Israel and--far more important--for
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