There is a far-reaching
scandal brewing for presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, thanks to a radio talk show host based in Oregon. Syndicated talk
host Laurie Roth's revelations make the news story about Obama's relationship with a racist, anti-American pastor look like
A top official at the Pentagon during former-President
George H. W. Bush's Administration and a former CIA intelligence officer maintain that Barack Obama and former Weather Underground
honcho William Ayers funneled money to Professor Rashid Khalidi, a known terrorist sympathizer.
serves on the faculty of Columbia University in New York and is best known as the professor who invited Iranian President
Ahmedinejad to visit Columbia University after he finished his speech at the United Nations. According to confidential sources,
Khalidi has direct ties to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a group on the US State Department's list of known
"One source for this information was once
a top military figure in the 1990s. He doesn't take making allegations lightly. If he says something happened, believe me,
it happened," said syndicated radio talk show host Laurie Roth - http://www.therothshow.com
"Another source is a former agent for the
Central Intelligence Agency, who is an expert in counterterrorism," said Roth, who broke the story on her show Friday night.
"I certainly don't want to demonize someone
because they are a woman, black or liberal running for President. I love the idea that in our culture, a black and woman can
now run. However, it does matter to me with any candidate, their consistency with good judgment, their voting record, their
association with people with questionable backgrounds and commitment to our country," she said during her show.
Here are the connections as described by
very reliable sources, who possess impressive military, national security and intelligence backgrounds:
Allison Davis, who hired the young Obama
into his small, Chicago law firm Davis, Miner, and Barnhill in 1993, left the firm in late 1999-2000 and became a housing
developer. Davis went into business with Tony Rezko, the indicted businessman who's scheduled to go on trial for corruption
in Illinois, and who was a major fundraiser for Obama.
Davis met Rezko when he was a client of
Davis, Miner, and Barnhill. Rezko is currently under indictment in Illinois for demanding kickbacks from companies seeking
state government business contracts under Governor Blagojevich. Obama was identified as one of the politicians cited in the
indictment as having received political contributions from Rezko out of his kickback funds.
Tony Rezko hosted fundraising events for
Obama in his home and was on Obama's US Senate campaign finance committee which collected $14 million for his campaign against
conservative Alan Keyes, an African-American who served as an Ambassador during the Reagan Administration. In order to avoid
a scandal during his presidential campaign, Obama returned $85,000 that Rezko and his family had donated to him.
In early 2000, while Obama served as a state
senator in Illinois, he also sat on the board of the nonprofit Woods Fund. The Woods Fund is a Chicago-based foundation that
claims its primary mission is to make financial grants in order to increase and/or create opportunities for disadvantaged
people and low-income communities.
The chairman of the Woods fund board in
2000 was Howard Stanback, who like Obama also had connections to Davis, according to the reliable sources.
Davis submitted a grant request to the Woods
Foundation for a $1 million investment in his development partnership, Neighborhood Rejuvenation LP, that would be used to
finance low-income senior-citizen housing. Under normal circumstances, a board member is supposed to recuse himself or herself
from decisions where they have a business or personal relationship.
Obama, who did not recuse himself, voted
to approve Davis' grant request. Stanback, on the other hand, abstained from voting. The housing project, which also received
a $5.7 million loan from the city of Chicago, in turn donated almost $70,000 in political contributions to Obama's presidential
In the past, Rezko gave Obama -- who served
as an Illinois State Senator -- his first two political contributions in 1995, $1,000 each from two of his companies. In 1998,
State Senator Obama wrote letters to city and state officials urging them to fund a Davis-Rezko housing project. It was an
obvious quid pro quo arrangement.
Another major fundraiser for Obama is William
Ayers, who also sat on the board of the Woods Fund with Obama and is a professor at the University of Chicago.
Bill Ayers, along with his wife Bernadine
Dohrn, was an active member of the Weather Underground, a radical left-wing group that advocated violence against the United
State. Both Ayers and Dohrn went "underground" in 1970 after others in the group accidentally detonated a bomb in a Greenwich
Village (New York City) townhouse. The blast killed three of the group's members including Ayers' girlfriend at the time.
While Ayers and Dohrn were hiding from law
enforcement, the Weather Underground participated in the bombings of the US Capital, the Pentagon and a State Department building.
In 1981 Ayers and Dohrn turned themselves in to federal authorities, but all charges were dropped as a result of alleged "government
legal misconduct." In his 2001 memoir, Ayers wrote, "I don't regret setting the bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."
Ayers and Dohrn are known to have held at
least one fundraiser for Barack Obama in their Chicago home.
During Obama's last year on the board of
The Woods Fund (2002), he participated in awarding grants, including a $70,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network,
a Chicago-based group founded by Rashid and Mona Khalidi.
In another suspected quid pro quo arrangement
similar to those with Ayers and Rezko, Rashid Khalidi also held a fundraising event in his home for Barack Obama.
In the Middle East, Rashid Khalidi was known
as a man to be reckoned with. From 1972 through 1983, Khalidi was the director in Beirut of the official Palestinian press
agency, FAFA. His wife worked there as well.
According to sources, when the Khalidi's
left Chicago for Columbia University in New York, Rashid was honored with the Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies at that Ivy
League university. Their goodbye party in Chicago included testimonials from Bill Ayers and Barack Obama.
"What other fund raising connections does
Obama have? How many times can you look the other way in church and with fund raising situations with more than questionable
people?" asked Ms. Roth.
"We all make mistakes in judgment with people
and their backgrounds sometimes, but usually we learn and pick better friends and associates. How come Obama seems to have
continued hanging around more than questionable characters with anti American backgrounds and some with criminal behaviors?
Now one is being indicted, Tony Rezco, who raised a ton of money for Obama," she said.
"As President, how much would he look the
other way when dealing with national security and dangers to our country? How much would he listen passively to terrorist
leaders then lecture us on our ugly American status? This kind of change is not what our country needs!" added the popular
talk show host, whose show is syndicated by USA Radio Network < http://www.usaradio.com/roth_show.php >
In a related story, during an interview
on Thursday morning (March 20) with Black Panther leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, Fox News Channel viewers learned that Shabazz'
group endorsed and supported Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States. Even on Fox -- an organization wrongly
accused of being "conservative" -- the interviewers were careful in their questioning of Shabazz, a recognized racist and
The New Black Panther Party leader proudly
announced on Fox News that his organization endorsed and Obama for President.
"While some people may say that Barack Obama
has no control over who endorses him, he should have control over what endorsements are posted on his websites," said Laurie
Roth, who, besides hosting a popular talk show, is a regular columnist for NewswithViews.com
"The endorsement of the New Black Panther
Party was posted on Barack Obama's website. Why was this tolerated unless Barack Obama wanted their endorsement? If he does
not want their endorsement, how much control over his staff is he going to have once he's elected President?" asks Mike Baker.
The New Black Panther Party is openly anti-White,
anti-Jewish, and anti-America. After Obama's Tuesday damage-control speech, his campaign pulled the Black Panthers' endorsement
story off their website.
It's also been reported that Obama's campaign
staff was allowed to fly a Che Guevara flag inside his office, according to NewsMax < www.newsmax.com/fontova/obama_campaign/2008/02/14/72655.html >
"Do these revelations demonstrate a pattern
of Barack Obama's judgment? If so, then I do not want him dealing with world leaders. I do not want these groups having access
to the White House. Do you?" asks the New Jersey-based political strategist.
"It appears the Barack Obama water carriers
within the mainstream news media are on the job as usual -- ignoring another story that has the alternative media on the Internet
buzzing: Obama's embracement of an endorsement by the radical, racist organization," Baker added.
contact Laurie Roth telephone 509-701-1884 www.therothshow.com
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president
of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a staff writer for the New Media Alliance ( www.thenma.org ). His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri's own website is located at http://jimkouri.us