Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Video of Obama and his old, dear friend Khalidi

So, let's just say that Obama wins the White House. Do we have insurance that he will keep his word? Do we have insurance that he will keep the U.S. Constitution? Do we have his word that he won't associate with terrorists?

My guess is...and I would almost bet money on it...that Obama would sit down with Amademajad and talk. Do you know why I think so highly of my guess? Because he has associated with terrorists in the past...the not so distant past.

Who is paying off the news and media not to give out vital information like that which has come to light today? Do you know what I am talking about? No?

Well, the L.A. Times obtained a videotape of a party.

During this party, Obama mingled with racists and terrorists. Obama even gave a "glowing testimonial" for the benefit of a top apologist for terrorists...the guest of honor. He also stood by, listening with approval, to other racists and terrorists giving speeches that included their hatred for an American ally, rationalizing terror attacks. (I can only assume that the American ally was Israel...sound familiar?)

The L.A. Times won't release this videotape. Hmmm, have they been paid to stay quiet?

"Wallsten’s story is worth excerpting at length (italics are mine):

It was a celebration of Palestinian culture — a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics. Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was leaving town for a job in New York.

A special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.

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His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been "consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases. . . . It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table," but around "this entire world."...

[T]he warm embrace Obama gave to Khalidi, and words like those at the professor's going-away party, have left some Palestinian American leaders believing that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say.

Their belief is not drawn from Obama's speeches or campaign literature, but from comments that some say Obama made in private and from his association with the Palestinian American community in his hometown of Chicago, including his presence at events where anger at Israeli and U.S. Middle East policy was freely expressed.

At Khalidi's 2003 farewell party, for example, a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace."

One speaker likened "Zionist settlers on the West Bank" to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been "blinded by ideology."

Obama adopted a different tone in his comments and called for finding common ground. But his presence at such events, as he worked to build a political base in Chicago, has led some Palestinian leaders to believe that he might deal differently with the Middle East than … his opponents for the White House....

At Khalidi's going-away party in 2003, the scholar lavished praise on Obama, telling the mostly Palestinian American crowd that the state senator deserved their help in winning a U.S. Senate seat. "You will not have a better senator under any circumstances," Khalidi said.

The event was videotaped, and a copy of the tape was obtained by The Times.

Though Khalidi has seen little of Sen. Obama in recent years, Michelle Obama attended a party several months ago celebrating the marriage of the Khalidis' daughter.

In interviews with The Times, Khalidi declined to discuss specifics of private talks over the years with Obama. He did not begrudge his friend for being out of touch, or for focusing more these days on his support for Israel — a stance that Khalidi calls a requirement to win a national election in the U.S., just as wooing Chicago's large Arab American community was important for winning local elections."

"Why is the Los Angeles Times sitting on a videotape of the 2003 farewell bash in Chicago at which Barack Obama lavished praise on the guest of honor, Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat?" link here

"The party featured encomiums by many of Khalidi’s allies, colleagues, and friends, including Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, and Bill Ayers, the terrorist turned education professor. It was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), which had been founded by Khalidi and his wife, Mona, formerly a top English translator for Arafat’s press agency."

"Gateway Pundit reports that the Times has the videotape but is suppressing it."

"... it turns out that the Obamas are extremely close to the Khalidis, who have reportedly babysat the Obama children."

The Times reported on the event (hosted by Obama in 2003) on April 9, 2008...

"A special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking in the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking."

The Nation published an opinion peice by Khalidi entitled "Palestine: Liberation Deferred" in which Khalidi characterised the Palestinian question as a "...running sore.". Five days later in The Atlantic magazine, Obama responded in a similar manner saying that "this constant sore, does infect all of our foreign policy".

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