Obama’s Grand Plan

On October 25, 2014, I published a column titled, “Barack Obama: Grand Caliph of Islam,” in which I conjectured that Obama’s long term career goal, after completing his second term in the Oval Office, may be to return to the land of his forefathers and, within a few short years, run for president of Kenya.  Although most Americans would expect Obama to do almost anything to establish his place in history, many readers scoffed at the suggestion, saying that it was illogical to even suggest that anyone would want to become president of a small East African country after serving two terms as president of the richest, most powerful nation on Earth.  But was that really so farfetched?  And what led me to arrive at that conclusion?  Let’s connect a few dots.

First, if we can take Obama at his word regarding his parentage, he was born on August 4, 1961, to an American mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Barack Obama, Sr., a citizen of British East Africa (Kenya), a British colony.  Thus, if Obama is to be believed, it is indisputable that he was born with dual US-Kenyan citizenship.  However, after Kenya won its independence from Great Britain on December 12, 1963, the newly-adopted constitution failed to recognize permanent dual citizenship, requiring all those of dual nationality to decide by date-certain which country they wished to affiliate with.  And since there is no evidence that Obama has ever renounced the American portion of his dual citizenship, under Chapter VI, Section 97 of the 1963 constitution he automatically lost the Kenyan portion of his dual citizenship on August 4, 1984.

Understanding that Obama is a man motivated primarily by delusions of grandeur, it leads one to ask: how could such a man ever find happiness in any position in which he was not the center of attention, worshipped and adored by people around the world?  And what could he possibly do that would allow him to carve out a niche for himself in world history greater than the presidency of the United States?  Allow me to speculate once again that, after spending eight years in the White House attempting to “fundamentally transform” the greatest, most powerful nation on Earth, doing irreparable damage to our country in the process and earning the well-deserved title of “Worst President in American History,” it is entirely conceivable that he might wish to live out his years in Kenya where he is universally worshiped and adored.

Impossible you say?  Perhaps.  But I would argue that what I suggest is no more far-fetched than the notion that an inexperienced, pot-smoking, cocaine sniffing, red-diapered, black agitator from Chicago… a man whose only discernible talent is the ability to read someone else’s words from a teleprompter and make them sound convincing… could plan and implement a career path that would transport him from the leadership of a racially-oriented “community organizer” scam in Chicago to the presidency of the United States in just 12 short years.

When Obama leaves office in January 2017, he will be just 55 years, 6 months, and 16 days old, a relatively young man, but a man burdened by an acute case of narcissistic personality disorder.  The psychiatric division of the Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.  Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they are superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings.  But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.”

Some have argued that the presidency of Kenya is far too humble a position for Obama, a man who thinks only in the most grandiose terms.  In response, I would venture a guess that, given his popularity among black Africans and with Muslims around the world, his long term agenda would have him emigrating to Kenya, running for president, and then proceeding to unite all of sub-Saharan Africa and all of Muslim North Africa, into a single Islamic confederation… a massive Islamic caliphate with himself as Grand Caliph.

A man who hates the U.S, military as much as Obama does, yet finds no contradiction in thinking of himself as commander in chief of the largest and most lethal military force on Earth, would have no problem seeing himself as the Grand Caliph of the entire Islamic world.  So what steps has he taken to turn his outsized ambition into reality?

In spite of having lost his Kenyan citizenship in August 1984, Obama spent some $24 million in U.S. foreign aid funds during fiscal year 2010 in support of a “yes” vote on a revised Kenyan constitution.  So, one might ask, what possible interest could a U.S. president possibly have in rewriting the constitution of a small country in east Africa, unless it was a revision that would reinstate his dual US-Kenyan citizenship and make it possible for him to run for president of that country?

The people of Kenya approved their new constitution on Obama’s 49th birthday, August 4, 2010 (don’t you just hate it when that happens?).  Chapter 3, Section 14 of the revised constitution provides that, A person is a citizen by birth if on the day of the person’s birth, whether or not the person is born in Kenya, either the mother or father of the person is a citizen (of Kenya).  On that day, Barack Obama became a “citizen by birth,” of Kenya.  So, other than his successful effort to assist the people of Kenya in the adoption of a new constitution, what additional steps has he taken to turn his great ambition into a realistic possibility?

According to a February 21, 2015, article in WorldNetDaily (WND), Obama is spending an additional $250 million… courtesy of the American taxpayer… sending advisors to Kenya for the purpose of assisting in the “simultaneous expansion of healthcare services and the ongoing decentralization of the national government.”  WND quotes a document seeking to recruit  the right bureaucrat to implement this foreign aid boondoggle… the largest in sub-Saharan Africa and the seventh largest in the world… by repeating Obama’s longtime goal of establishing “a social healthcare system to enable equitable provision of health care to all Kenyan citizens.”

With the raging “success” of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” it is only logical to assume that he would want to do for the people of Kenya exactly what he has done for (to?) the American people.  Where better to inflict the same sort of bureaucratic health care disaster than in an African country where he just happens to hold lifetime citizenship?

According to the plan, the successful candidate, working out of USAID’s Office of Population and Health in Nairobi, “will advise USAID/Kenya on all aspects of family planning (spending U.S. taxpayer dollars in support of abortion), maternal and child health, nutrition (an obvious ploy to introduce Kenyans to their future First Lady), tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.”

WND reports that, “The advisor will be tasked with finding solutions to obstacles Kenyans face in receiving health care, particularly ‘public sector maternity and primary health care services,’ which became free for Kenyans in June 2013.”  One can only assume that it is Obama’s way of using Kenya as a social laboratory… experimenting with a single-payer system and avoiding the need for health care “exchanges” that have made Obamacare such a nightmare for Americans.

According to the recruiting document, “An estimated 30 percent of people now receiving care in public facilities could afford to use private services if they had insurance.  Shifting them would allow the government to focus public sector resources on the poorest and most vulnerable citizens”… coincidentally, the very same poor, needy, and uneducated people whose allegiance Obama would need in his campaign for the presidency of Kenya.

But that only insures Obama’s election in Kenya.  Beyond that, what could he possibly have in mind that would insure his place in history?  Looking at a map of Africa, with some forty-six countries having significant Muslim populations, the total Muslim population of Africa in 2010 was estimated to be 435.24 million… thirty-six percent more people than the entire population of the United States… and is expected to grow to an unsustainable 539.08 million people by 2020 when Obama will have been out of office for just four years.

A February 17, 2015 report by Liberty Voice reminds us that, since 2009, the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, has murdered more than 5,000 Nigerians and has abducted more than 500 others: men, women, and children.  Included among those abducted are 276 teenage girls, aged 16-18, who were abducted from the town of Chibok in April 2014.  Of the 276 girls kidnapped, some 57 have escaped.  The remaining 219 remain captives of Boko Haram where they are raped, tortured, used as sexual barter, and sold into slavery.

Given the ability of terror groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram to spread terror among peace-loving peoples, it is easy to see how an entire continent, with well over a half billion Muslims, would be ripe for conquest and radicalization.  The only thing they lack is a charismatic leader, a man worshiped and adored by Muslims around the globe.

These are people who have no qualms whatsoever about raping, murdering, or burying children alive; depriving women of all human rights; beheading Christians, Jews, and apostate Muslims; or burning captive enemy fighters alive.  Nevertheless, it appears that no atrocity, no matter how unspeakable, is sufficient to cause Obama to identify the enemy for who he is.  Is it any wonder, then, that he steadfastly refuses to offend even the vilest of the vile, refusing to use the terms “Islamic terrorists” or “radical jihadists?”

Either his narcissistic personality disorder is so acute that he is simply indifferent to human suffering, or he is looking to the future when he will need the goodwill of every Muslim in Africa to insure his place as the single most powerful black man in recorded history?  So think about it.  It’s time to start connecting the dots.

 

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The Black Reagan

On February 15, 2013, I published a column titled “The Black Reagan,” in which I compared Dr. Benjamin Carson, former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, in Baltimore, to Ronald Reagan, the most beloved president of the 20th century.  Now, as we approach the 2016 presidential campaign, we find Dr. Carson launching his political career in much the same way that Reagan did on October 27, 1964.  It was on that day that Reagan made a speech on behalf of Senator Barry Goldwater that few conservatives, or liberals, will ever forget.

Dr. Carson’s February 7, 2013, speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, will also be remembered as a historical turning point.  To put it bluntly, with Barack Obama seated within spitting distance, Dr. Carson proceeded to take Obama and all of his liberal friends out behind the woodshed for a long-overdue public ass-kicking.

Dr. Carson, is a black man who typifies exactly what any young man or woman… regardless of race, creed, or color… can achieve in the United States with a little bit of non-Benjamin Spock parenting, some good study habits, a solid work ethic, and some intelligent life choices.  In fact, Dr. Carson is the exact polar opposite of the long-oppressed plantation slaves that liberals and Democrats want black men to be because the very existence of the Democratic Party depends on the continued belief among black Americans that they are the victims of white racism.

Dr. Carson is the product of a single parent home in Detroit.  His mother, who dropped out of school in third grade and who married at age 13, worked two or three jobs in order to make ends meet.  Yet, as her two sons were growing up, she was wise enough to limit the amount of time they spent watching TV each day.  Instead, she required them to read two library books each week.  And although she, herself, was unable to read, she required her sons to write book reports on each of the books they’d read.

After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology from Yale University, Carson attended the University of Michigan School of Medicine.  Following med school he served his residency in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, where he eventually became Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery.  Finally, having proven himself to be the ideal role model for black children… far beyond what liberals and Democrats would ever expect or want a black man to achieve… he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on June 19, 2008.

In his 1964 speech, Reagan reminded us that the Democrats were attempting to convince the people that the primary issues of that election were the “maintenance of peace and prosperity,” and that “we’ve never had it so good.”  In response, Reagan said, “But I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn’t something on which we can base our hopes for the future.  No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income.”  He continued, “Today, 37 cents of every dollar earned in this country is the tax collector’s share, and yet our government continues to spend $17 million a day more than we take in.  We haven’t balanced our budget in 28 out of the last 34 years.  We have raised our debt limit three times in the last twelve months, and now our national debt is one and a half times greater than the combined debt of all other nations in the world.”  Multiply those 1964 statistics by a factor of ten and Dr. Carson could have used the same statistics in his 2013 prayer breakfast speech.

In his 1964 speech, Reagan ridiculed Senator Joseph Clark, (D-PA), who once described liberalism  as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.”  Reagan said, “This was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize…  A government can’t control the economy without controlling people.  And they knew (that),  when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.”

Dr. Carson opened his remarks by quoting Proverbs 11:9, which King Solomon must have written with Barack Obama in mind.  The proverb tells us, “An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.”  Obama should have taken that as a hint that he was about to receive a major league tongue-lashing.

In a direct challenge to Obama’s idea of “fairness,” Dr. Carson said, “When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see?  I see the fairest individual in the universe… God.  He’s given us a system.  It’s called (the) tithe.  Now, we don’t necessarily have to do it, 10 percent, but it’s the principle.  He didn’t say, if your crops fail, don’t give me any tithes.  He didn’t say, if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithes.  So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality.  You make $10 billion, you put in $1 billion.  You make $10, you put in $1… but now some people say, that’s not ‘fair’ because it doesn’t hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made $10.  Where does it say you have to hurt the guy?  He’s just put a billion in the pot.  We don’t need to hurt him.”

But the most interesting parallel to be drawn between the Reagan speech in 1964 and the Carson speech in 2013 is the way in which both speakers made the point that it is not liberals and Democrats… those who exist by taking money from those who have it and giving it to those who don’t… who are the most loving, caring, and compassionate.

In commenting on the cruel way in which Democrats attempted to demonize Goldwater in 1964, Reagan told his audience some things about Goldwater that few people were aware of.  He told of how, before he entered politics, Goldwater instituted a profit-sharing plan in his business long before trade unions ever thought of it; how he provided health insurance for all of his employees; how he set aside 50% of his business profits, before taxes, in order to establish a retirement plan for his employees.  And he told of how Goldwater sent a regular monthly check, for life, to a former employee who was ill and could not work, and how he provided daycare for the children of mothers who worked in his stores.

Reagan told the story of a returning serviceman, during the Korean War, who found himself stranded at the Los Angeles International Airport in the week before Christmas, trying to get home to Arizona.  Many other returning GIs were having the same problem; there simply were no seats available on any of the commercial airlines.  But then a voice came over the public address system saying, “Any men in uniform wanting a ride to Arizona, go to runway such-and-such.”  When they arrived at that location they found Sen. Goldwater waiting there in his plane.  Then, in the days before Christmas, Goldwater spent every day, all day long, flying planeloads of Arizona servicemen from Los Angeles to their hometown airports in Arizona.

In his Prayer Breakfast speech, Dr. Carson described how, some16 years earlier, he and his wife heard of an international study which showed that, in terms of their ability to solve math and science problems, American eighth graders ranked 21st out of the 22 countries surveyed.  It was then that he and his wife created the Carson Scholars Fund.

Instead of receiving only sports trophies for victories on the playing fields, the Carsons saw to it that schools and students were also recognized for scholastic achievement.  The Scholars Fund awarded scholarships to students from all backgrounds for superior academic performance…  Those who demonstrated academic excellence received cash awards.  As Dr. Carson explained, “The money would go into a Trust.  They would get interest on it.  When they would go to college they would get the money…”

Dr. Carson reports that, “Many teachers have told us that when we put a Carson Scholar in their classroom, the GPA of the whole classroom goes up over the next year.  It’s been very gratifying.  We started 16 years ago with 25 scholarships in Maryland, now we’ve given out more than 5,000 and we are in all 50 states, but we’ve also put in Reading Rooms.  These are fascinating places that no little kid could possibly pass up.  And they get points for the amount of time they spend reading, and the number of books they read…  In the beginning they do it for the prizes, but it doesn’t take long before their academic performance begins to improve.”  It’s the sort of thing that conservatives regularly do.  Liberals, on the other hand, are noted only for their generosity with other peoples’ money.

In his prayer breakfast remarks, Dr. Carson told the story of a very successful young businessman who loved to buy his mother exotic gifts for Mother’s Day.  When he ran out of new ideas he came across some very expensive birds.  The birds could dance, they could sing, and they could talk, but they cost $5,000 apiece.  He was so excited, he bought two of them.  And when he sent them to his mother he couldn’t wait to call her up on Mother’s Day.  He said, “Mother, mother, what did you think of those birds?”  To which she replied, “They was good.”

The young man was horrified.  He said, “No, no, no, Mother!  Surely you didn’t eat those birds.  Those birds cost $5,000 apiece!  They could dance, they could sing, they could talk!”  To which the mother replied, “Well, they should have said something.”

Ronald Reagan said something very important in his 1964 speech and it was the launching pad that ultimately sent him to the White House.  Dr. Ben Carson also said some very important things in his speech on February 7, 2013, and it will be interesting to see how far and to what heights it takes him.  Like Ronald Reagan, Dr. Carson knows what he believes and does not have to pause to think about which political constituency he might offend before he speaks.  His honesty and sincerity, like Ronald Reagan’s, is such that it appeals to nearly all Americans.

Conservatives have been hungering for a true conservative leader since the day that Ronald Reagan left the White House in January 1989.  It is easy to see how Dr. Ben Carson, the “black Reagan,” could fill those very large shoes.

 

 

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Obama’s Fingers in the Cookie Jar?

In an October 21, 2008 column, titled “Obama is Bought, but Who Owns Him?” I quoted the Obama campaign’s last pre-election financial report which showed that their contributor base had grown from 1.5 million to 2.5 million, and that the total amount raised was approximately $600 million… 25% of it ($150 million) from those contributing from $2,000-2,300.  If that was to be believed, that segment of his contributor base had grown from 37,000 to 71,400 in just over three months, leaving the remaining $450 million to be contributed by some 2.43 million people, each giving $5, $10, $20… or, as Obama assured us, “whatever they could afford.”

Of course, no one but a product of our public education system would be unable to calculate that $450 million cannot be contributed by 2.43 million people in $5, $10, or $20 amounts.  To create a pool of that magnitude, each of those 2.43 million people would have to contribute, on average, just over $185.  That simply does not happen.  It has never happened before, and anyone who believed that actually happened will believe almost anything.  So how were they doing it?

In a July 25, 2008 column we pointed out that UBS Americas, headed by Robert Wolf… along with George Soros, one of Obama’s top two money men… had been accused of highly unethical and illegal banking practices in six months of hearings by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, headed by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI).  According to an article in The Nation magazine, UBS Americas, a subsidiary of UBS, of Zurich, Switzerland, “had advised wealthy Americans, including many of our worst villains, how to shelter funds from the IRS, as well as from prosecutors, creditors, disgruntled business associates, family members, etc.”

In a Statement of Facts in the criminal trial of former UBS executive Bradley Birkenfeld, it was alleged that UBS took extraordinary steps to help American clients manage their Swiss accounts without alerting federal authorities.   For example, UBS advised clients to avoid detection by using Swiss credit cards to withdraw funds, to destroy all existing off-shore banking records, and to misrepresent the receipt of funds from their Swiss accounts as loans from the Swiss bank.  According to The Nation, UBS established an elaborate training program which taught bank employees how to avoid surveillance by U.S. law enforcement, how to falsify visas, how to encrypt communications, and how to secretly move money into and out of the country…

It was the perfect instrument for funneling large sums of illegal campaign contributions into the coffers of an unscrupulous American politician.  Putting two and two together, I concluded that any number of foreign contributors, wishing to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential elections, could transfer unlimited sums of money through this device, using the Swiss bank accounts of unsuspecting American depositors as vehicles.  The owners of the Swiss accounts would receive periodic statements indicating: a) debits of varying amounts, up to $2,300 each, and b) offsetting credits provided by the cartel, or by a wealthy “international financier.”

For most of the super wealthy, especially those attempting to hide income and assets from U.S. authorities, an unexplained debit of $2,300, followed by a credit of the same amount, would not even raise an eyebrow.  So who would ever know the source of such contributions?  No one.

On the receiving end of the transactions, a U.S. recipient, such as the Obama campaign, could receive thousands of individual contributions via Swiss credit card transfers, with unsuspecting fictitious contributors… their names, addresses, and occupations “borrowed” from Obama’s extensive list of $10 and $20 contributors… being entered by teams of staffers working in a “boiler room” setting, preparing falsified reports for the Federal Election Commission.

A subsequent report by Newsmax, having studied thousands of pages of Obama’s FEC filings, found some 66,383 highly suspicious contributions, not rounded to even dollar amounts, from 37,265 donors.  For example, an insurance agent from Burr Ridge, Illinois, reportedly gave a total of $8,724.26, more than $4,400 over his legal limit.  He gave in odd amounts such as $188.67, $1,542.06, $876.09, $388.67, $282.20, $195.66, $118.15, and one of $2,300.

A self-employed caregiver in Los Angeles made 36 separate contributions totaling $7,051.12… more than $2,450 over her legal limit.  Thirteen of those contributions were later refunded.  However, in an odd coincidence, those 13 refunds, in amounts such as $233.88 and $201.44, came to an even $2,300, the maximum allowable in any one election.  Another contributor, a retired schoolteacher from Rockledge, Florida, is reported to have given $13,800… $9,200 over his limit.  However, when interviewed by Newsmax, that contributor could not remember giving that much money to Obama.

Lest anyone suggest that those 37,265 donors either emptied their piggy banks or emptied their pockets and purses periodically and just sent it all to Obama, pennies and all, allow me to suggest something a bit more sinister.  Those 66,383 contributions were the proceeds of foreign currency conversions, smuggled into the country in foreign credit card receipts, and deposited in Obama’s campaign coffers using the forged names of some of Obama’s $10 or $20 contributors.

But now it is alleged that Loretta Lynch, Obama’s choice to succeed Eric Holder, is up to her eyeballs in yet another Obama administration criminal enterprise in which the banking system was misused in much the same way as in the 2008 foreign currency smuggling operation.  According to a February 7, 2015 report in WorldNetDaily (WND), the Obama Department of Justice appears to be stonewalling the release of documents that could implicate Ms. Lynch in a massive cover-up of Obama administration involvement in the international money-laundering of Mexican drug cartel money.

WND reports that Lynch, while serving as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, “oversaw the investigation of drug-related international money-laundering allegations against London-based HSBC Holdings, LLC.”  WND had previously published a series of articles documenting charges that HSBC laundered billions of dollars that were traced back to Mexican drug cartels.  That investigation resulted in a $1.256 billion fine paid to the U.S. government, ending the investigation and avoiding the filing of criminal charges.

According to the WND report, the federal government’s unwillingness to prosecute HSBC was exposed by whistleblower John Cruz, a former HSBC vice president in New York, who called the bank a “criminal enterprise,” saying that the fine imposed by the Department of Justice was “a joke.”  After being forced out of HSBC, Cruz filed a $10 million lawsuit against HSBC, charging “retaliation and wrongful termination.”  At that point, whistleblowers in India and London joined Cruz in charging that the HSBC settlement amounted to a “massive cover-up.”

WND charged that, in retaliation for their reporting of Cruz’s evidence, “HSBC lodged a complaint that blocked Internet access to one of the WND stories, and WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi was fired by Gilford Securities, the New York City investment firm he had worked with for two years as a senior managing director.  However, the plot thickened when WND uncovered evidence suggesting that the Obama Justice Department failed to proceed with the investigation of money-laundering charges in deference to bank clients of the Washington-based law firm where Eric Holder served as a partner prior to becoming attorney general.

In a telephone interview on February 6th, Cruz told WND that the Obama administration “is continuing to cover up its role in the HSBC money laundering scandal.”  He went on to say that “the IRS has blocked every legal effort he has made to be credited as a whistleblower in the HSBC billion-dollar settlement.”  He said, “It is impossible that the Obama administration did not know HSBC was laundering drug money for the Mexican cartels, because the documentation I had showed the laundered money passed through the federal wire-transfer services.”

Cruz charged that the 1,000 pages of customer account information he provided show that HSBC’s money-laundering activities relied heavily on identity theft and purloined Social Security numbers that were “then used to create bogus retail and commercial bank accounts.”  Through those bogus accounts, HSBC employees systematically deposited and withdrew hundreds of millions of dollars on a daily basis, apparently without the knowledge of the identity-theft victims.  He explained that when a bogus bank loan was established under a stolen identity… causing much consternation among individuals who found they were the recipients of loans they knew nothing about… five percent of the loan proceeds went to the accounting firm that prepared the phony tax returns and the other 95 percent went to the HSBC managers.

Cruz explained that one manager was involved in the transaction, another manager was involved in notarizing the transaction, and senior management was involved when they approved the loans, even loans that had been rejected by underwriters.  In order to avoid prosecution for violation of the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, and the Trading with the Enemy Act, HSBC agreed to pay the $1.256 billion fine in a deferred prosecution agreement with Obama’s Justice Department.

With Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch having major roles in the cover-up, Ms. Lynch will have a great deal of explaining to do as her confirmation hearings continue.

In the meantime, it would be most interesting to study FEC contribution reports to learn how much HSBC money found its way into the hands of Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, and numerous Democratic candidates.

 

 

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