Powered by WebAds

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Obama and the terrorists

I have often expressed discomfort about the people who hang around with Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama, be they 'supporters' or 'foreign policy advisers.' But in the past three days, four major blogs have done posts that tie Obama in with terrorists and their sympathizers. Where there's smoke, there's fire.

Power Line reports on Obama's connections with former Weather Underground members William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn (Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs). Those names probably don't mean much to those of you who are under 50, but people of my generation recognize those names immediately. John Hinderaker points out why Obama's excuse in this case doesn't fly:

In last week's Pennsylvania debate, Barack Obama was finally asked about his friendship with, and the political support he has accepted from, Ayers and Dohrn. Obama replied that Ayers had done reprehensible things forty years ago, when Obama was eight years old, and scoffed at the idea that Ayers's ancient history could be relevant. That was disingenuous, of course, given Ayers's 2001 regrets.

It turns out that we don't have to go back as far as 2001 to find that Obama's friends are as unrepentant as ever. Just last year, Ayers and Dohrn attended a reunion--no kidding--of what must have been the tiny remnant of SDS members who still haven't figured out that they were wrong about everything. Listen to what Bill Ayers, who hosted Barack Obama's first fundraiser, has to say about the United States. Not when Obama was eight years old, but in 2007:

Read the whole thing and listen to the audios. It's shocking for a Presidential candidate to be associating with these kinds of people.

At The Jawa Report, Rusty blogs a FrontPageMagazine article in which one of Obama's 'Palestinian' terror supporters is exposed: Hatem el-Hady.
Two years ago, Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of the Toledo, Ohio-based Islamic charity, Kindhearts, which was closed by the US government in February 2006 for terrorist fundraising and all its assets frozen. Today, El-Hady has redirected his fundraising efforts for his newest cause - Barack Obama for President.....

"KindHearts is the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the façade of charitable giving," said Stuart Levey, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

Not only was Kindhearts engaged in providing funds for HAMAS in Lebanon and the West Bank, it had hired as a fundraising specialist the man identified as the designated HAMAS bag man in the US, Mohammed El-Mezain.

He even has personal page on Barack Obama's official website.

CJ [the ubiquitous Charles Johnson. CiJ] points out that Michelle Obama is listed as a friend of el-Hady and concludes that :

In other words, Michelle Obama’s name isn’t there because El-Hady put it there — it’s there because she chose to be listed as his friend.

Nevertheless, this is part of a general pattern: those who support terrorism also support Obama. Obama isn't responsible for every scumbag that supports him, but his stated goal of withdrawing from Iraq meshes perfectly with those of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations; and for a guy like el-Hady, his stated willingness to talk to the terrorists in Hamas and their paymasters in Iran, Obama would definitely be the candidate of choice.

Terrorists and their supporters tend to view Obama as a man willing to give them at least some of what they want.
And over at Gateway Pundit, Jim has video and more of the Obama campaign in Gaza. That's right, in Gaza. Check it out!

The fourth blog is Little Green Footballs, which is always on this story (linked twice above).


Post a Comment

<< Home