Even beyond the question of how Americans elected a man incubated in a radical comfort zone peopled by Stalinists, Maoists, card-carrying Communists, socialists, and postmodern revolutionaries unhelpfully obscured as “Alinskyites,” and who first ran for elected office as both a Democrat and socialist (New Party) “fusion” candidate, how did this topic of crucial public interest became a conversation ender, something to wave off, frantically, like a bad smell? Or, alternately, how did a topic so important to the future of the nation become a laugh-track prompt? There was something unnatural about the taboo from the start.
To be sure, back in 2008 many conservatives believed that simply unmasking Obama’s inner Marxist, really laying it out in plain sight for voters to see, would inevitably trigger a dramatic shift in support away from Obama and toward a GOP ticket that was at least a marginally safer bet than the anti-American abyss Obama beckoned toward. Surely, the facts would lead Americans to conclude that a candidate who embraced Frantz Fanon, the “Marx of the Third World,” and assorted anti-American revolutionists rather than philosophers of free enterprise and liberty was wholly unsuitable for the presidency.
I know I felt that way even over noxious revelations about Obama’s close, twenty-year-long association with the Rev. Jeremiah “God damn America” Wright. Funny to say “even.” I actually thought it was all over for Obama. (I even predicted it on national television.) It was hard to let the notion go. In the waning days of the campaign, The New Criterion’s Roger Kimball gallantly argued that an abiding belief that ideology—Obama’s—mattered.
The occasion was the late-breaking emergence online (never in the mainstream media) of a 2001 radio interview with Obama on WBEZ in Chicago. In a real tour-de-Marx performance, Obama is heard bemoaning constitutional restraints on state powers and the fact that the Civil Rights–era Warren Court “never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth.” He also plugs “community organizing activities on the ground” that create “coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.”
Got that? Not hope and change—redistributive change.
The ideological war abroad, or, more accurately, the anti-ideological war abroad—because, as Robert Conquest reminds us, the West, unlike the USSR, “did not have a universal and exclusively defined mind-set”—was lost on all fronts in the battlespace at home: in the academy, in the media, in the popular culture, in the arts, and in the zeitgeist up and down Main Street and even, or perhaps especially, along capitalism’s main thoroughfare, Wall Street.3 It was as if we opposed an enemy Over There without noticing that great chunks of his ideology had taken root, flourished, and borne collectivist and thus anti-American fruit Over Here.
==American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character (West, Diana)
How in the name of god can this man still be not only walking about the country and receiving $400,000 for a speech, but continuing to build his Soros funded army of subversives all the while apparently not being investigated for the many crimes and lies he puked out of his progressive fascist ass over the past eight years? If anyone took the time to remove their heads from the dark, dank hole that resides somewhere on their backside and truly reviewed the supporting documentation on Obama's clearly fraudulent birth certificate generated by two globally respected investigators and document analysts, it is virtually impossible (subject to removing the indoctrinated, propaganda molded gray cells) to not concluding that Obama is a complete Fraud. Besides being illegally the President of the United States. Obama, is the true Manchurian Candidate, created, incubated and directed by an elite core of the Group of 300, the people and families that rule the world, of which Obama's mentor George Soros is, at the very least, an honorary member.
The former faux-President, Obama, was from the very start of his meteoric rise from nowhere a Marxist tool of the global elite. The Fabian communists and all of their ilk, their forefathers in the Illuminati, perhaps all the way back to the Knights Templar and their progeny in the Frankfurt School and fascist progressive cultural Marxists that dominate the social narrative today throughout the West, knew full well, as with Antonio Gramsci, that the process of destroying the support systems of Western Civilization would take generations. We have arrived at that point where the real red line is not what the gay puppet of the globalists says it is, nor is it derived from the Trojan Horse President now in the Oval Office, for it has already been crossed.
There is a war going on and the battles are raging everywhere. The assault on the First Amendment has progressed with extraordinary stealth. But for those of us that are not captives of the propaganda machinery of State, mainstream media, the "useful idiots", the vast majority of Americans, are totally unaware of the rapidity at which the Constitution of the United States is being completely eviscerated. The effort to shut down, or at least, severely hobble the alternative media will soon be successful as many of the independent voices that many of us rely on are being economically choked. As John Coleman wrote in his must read missive on the hidden hands that actual govern us, "the average person cannot comprehend far-reaching changes, nearly always for the worse that are taking place in other areas of the nation and the world as a conspiracy, let alone even begin to understand that they are part of a deliberately engineered plan to bring about severe dislocations and disruption, less still that these events do not occur by happenstance."
It is a conspiracy of massive, historic expanse. Obama is a mere soldier in the battle, the generals remain, for the most part, hidden in the shadows as they have for hundreds of years. We can try and shut out the creeping realization of the dangerous state of our world, the threats to every one of our God given freedoms and live as we have in a state of lobotomized somnolence, for a while, but this will not last; at some point the ugly reality of the tyranny imposed, economic collapse and the bleak future for most of us that the elites have been planning for generations will erupt in everyone's faces. For those not mentally prepared, it will be like being whacked in the head with a 800 pound rotting, maggot ridden tuna.
Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected
Barack Obama didn’t just undermine our allies with the Iran deal—he undermined his own Justice Department’s 30-year counterproliferation efforts.
Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway
By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces.
When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans.
“Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of course, at the beginning of this negotiation that they would have liked to have seen released,” one senior Obama administration official told reporters in a background briefing arranged by the White House, adding that “we were able to winnow that down to these seven individuals, six of whom are Iranian-Americans.”
But Obama, the senior official and other administration representatives weren’t telling the whole story on Jan. 17, 2016, in their highly choreographed rollout of the prisoner swap and simultaneous implementation of the six-party nuclear deal, according to a POLITICO investigation.
In his Sunday morning address to the American people, Obama portrayed the seven men he freed as “civilians.” The senior official described them as businessmen convicted of or awaiting trial for mere “sanctions-related offenses, violations of the trade embargo.”
In reality, some of them were accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to national security. Three allegedly were part of an illegal procurement network supplying Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics with applications in surface-to-air and cruise missiles like the kind Tehran test-fired recently, prompting a still-escalating exchange of threats with the Trump administration. Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware. As part of the deal, U.S. officials even dropped their demand for $10 million that a jury said the aerospace engineer illegally received from Tehran.
“A lot of people were furious; they had cases in the pipeline for months, in some cases years, and then, all of a sudden, they were gone — all because they were trying to sell the nuke deal,” a former Department of Commerce counterproliferation agent said. “Things fell apart after that. There are some really good cases out there and they are not going forward. They just let them die on the vine.”
A MASTERMIND EMERGES
Top Obama administration officials insist that the nuclear deal does not impede any of the broader U.S. efforts to go after Iran’s vast nuclear, missile and conventional weapons procurement efforts. Even so, many participants said the way forward is still sufficiently unclear that they can’t, or won’t, proceed.
Over the past year, the system has kicked back into gear, with some new cases filed and movement in existing ones. Some, however, involve activity dating to 2008, including the prosecution of some of Ravan’s suspected associates in the Iraq IED case. Privately, some prosecutors and investigators are hopeful that the Trump administration’s more hard-line approach to Tehran will mean more support for their efforts.
Like many others, though, Albright said he is concerned that the counterproliferation effort has suffered significant and lasting damage, even if much of it involves classified efforts that may never become public.
“How much damage was done to the law enforcement side of this from us pulling back from these prosecutions?” he asked. “We have to pick up the pieces.”
Albright said that is especially the case in Boston, where he testified for the government against Cheng.
A few weeks after the prisoner swap, a judge sentenced Cheng to nine years in federal prison, even more than the prosecutors asked for, for his role in the conspiracy.
Cheng’s lawyer, Stephen Weymouth, accused federal prosecutors of unfair treatment, saying they threw the book at his client, a relatively small fish, while dropping all charges against the “mastermind,” Jamili.
Since the swap, federal authorities have learned more about Jamili, including intelligence tying him directly to Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a top Iranian nuclear official who supervised a key “commercial affairs” initiative at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, according to officials familiar with the case. Authorities believe Jamili was on the phone with Ahmadi-Roshan on Jan. 11, 2012, when unknown assailants on a motorbike killed him by attaching a bomb to his car. Tehran accused Israel’s Mossad in the attack.
But the federal agents’ efforts to pursue such leads, even in the U.S., have been complicated by the general uncertainty hanging over the broader counterproliferation effort, according to Arnold, the former FBI analyst.