While the doubt surrounding the legitimacy of Obama’s citizenship is still to be answered in court, a fresh set of questions has surfaced from his finances. The piece that follows has been sent to us by a reader. It is being circulated on the Internet and we think it raises important questions that also deserve answers. It was unsigned but we reproduce it here with due acknowledgement to the original author.
“This election has me very worried. So many things to consider. About six months ago, I started thinking, ‘Where did the money come from for Obama’. I have four daughters who went to College, and we were middle class, and money was tight. We worked hard and there were lots of student loans. I started looking into Obama’s life.
“Around 1979, Obama started college at Occidental in California. He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. During this time, ‘Barry’ (that was the name he had used all his life) had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan. In the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a ’round the world’ trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan – where he stayed with his roommate’s family – then off to Africa to visit his father’s family.
“My question – where did he get the money for this trip?
“Neither I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they where in college. When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York. It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barack – not Barry. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia? It’s not cheap to say the least!
“Where did he get money for tuition? Student Loans, maybe?
“After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000 a year. Why Chicago? Why not New York? (He was already living in New York.)
“In Chicago, by chance, he met Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko, born in Aleppo in Syria, who was then a real estate developer in Chicago. Rezko was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association. This year, Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery. About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School. Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School?
“Where did he get the money for Law School? More student loans?
“After Law school, he went back to Chicago. Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? They represented ‘Rezar’ which [is] Rezko’s firm. Rezko was one of Obama’s first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago. In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with ‘seed money’ for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price).
“With ALL those Student Loans – where did he get the money for the property?
“On the same day, Rezko’s wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama’s new home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.
“Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama’s boss. She is now Obama’s chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz in Iran! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy?
“On May 10, 2008 The Times reported that Robert Malley, advisor to Obama, was ‘sacked’ after the press found out he was having regular contacts with ‘Hamas’ (which controls Gaza and is connected with Syria and Iran). This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama’s visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected and he will, ‘Take care of things’. Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan? They are now in charge of all those ‘small’ Internet campaign contribution for Obama.
“Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East?
“And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on ‘This Week’ with George Stephanapoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said, ‘My Muslim faith’. When questioned about this remark, he said ‘he made a mistake’. Some mistake!
“All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it – Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times – Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times – September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.
“Now the BIG question – if I found out all this information on my own, why haven’t all of our intelligent members of the press been reporting this? A phrase keeps ringing in my ear – beware of the enemy from within!”
If anyone out there has the answers, please write us at Radical and Right!