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Forum Post: Obama's Saudi supporters

Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 18, 2012, 8:19 p.m. EST by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai
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Barack Obama was closely associated as early as age 25 to a key adviser to a Wahhabite billionaire member of the Saudi royal family, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who has financed organizations in the U.S. which have been linked to terrorism.

In a videotaped interview in 2008 on New York's all news cable channel NY1, Percy Sutton, the former Borough President of Manhattan, revealed the unusual circumstances about his first encounter with the young Obama. [http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=4EcC0QAd0Ug (width)425 (height)264 (fs)1 (rel)1]

"I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him," Sutton told NY1 City Hall reporter Dominic Carter. "The friend's name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas," Sutton said. "He is the principal adviser to one of the world's richest men. He told me about Obama."

Sutton, the founder of Inner City Broadcasting, said al-Mansour contacted him to ask a favor: Would Sutton write a letter in support of Obama's application to Harvard Law School?

Sutton said he acted on his friend al-Mansour's advice.

A graduate of Howard University with a law degree from the University of California, al-Mansour sits on numerous corporate boards, including the Saudi African Bank and Chicago-based LaGray Chemical Co. LaGray, which was formed to do business in Africa.

In the 1960s, when he founded the African American Association in the San Francisco Bay area, he was known as Donald Warden. According to the Social Activism Project at the University of California at Berkley, Donald Warden, a.k.a. Khalid al-Mansour, was the mentor of Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton and his cohort, Bobby Seale.

At the time Percy Sutton, a former business partner of al-Mansour, says he was raising money for Obama's graduate school education, al-Mansour was representing top members of the Saudi Royal Family seeking to do business and exert influence in the United States.

In 1989, for example, just one year after Obama entered Harvard Law School, the Los Angeles Times reported that al-Mansour was advising Saudi billionaires Abdul Aziz and Khalid al-Ibrahim, nephew of King Fahd, in their secret effort to acquire a major stake in prime oceanfront property in Marina del Rey, California.

At the same time, he was the senior advisor to Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in his U.S. investments, and was on the board of his premier investment vehicle, Kingdom Holdings.

Prince Alwaleed, now 57, is the nephew of Saudi King Abdullah. He owns large chunks of Citigroup and News Corp., the holding company that controls Fox News.

He is best known in the United States for his offer to donate $10 million to help rebuild downtown Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks. But after the Prince made a public comment suggesting that U.S. policies had contributed to causing the attacks, Mayor Rudy Giuliani handed back his check.

Since then, Prince Alwaleed's Kingdom Foundation has given millions of dollars to Muslim charities in the United States, including several whose leaders have been indicted on terrorism-related charges in Federal courts.

Kingdom Foundation director Muna Abu Sulayman is the daughter of Dr. Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman who is currently Chairman of the Board and trustee of International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and its former president and founding member. IIIT was founded in the U.S. in 1980 by the Muslim Brotherhood. IIIT was associated with the now-defunct SAAR Foundation, a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia that was raided by the Federal government in 2003 in connection with the financing of terrorism.

In May 2007, the U.S. filed an action against the Holy Land Foundation (the largest Muslim charity in the United States at the time) for providing funds to Hamas, and Federal prosecutors filed pleadings. Along with 300 other organizations, they listed CAIR and the Islamic Society of North America (largest Muslim umbrella organization in the United States), as unindicted co-conspirators,

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has financed both the Islamic Society of North America and CAIR.




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[-] 2 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 11 years ago

I can see Russia from my house.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

hahaha it never gets old.

Remember when Rick Perry happened? Comedians have had an easy year.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 11 years ago

Arturo, everyone knows someone who knows someone else. Didn't someone do a study and the results said that everyone on the planet knows someone and inevitably everyone knows someone who knows Kevin Bacon? All roads lead to Kevin Bacon.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago

and your head bone is connected to your ass bone

OH! larouche - mr. credibility of course !

[-] 2 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 11 years ago

Truth hurts?

[-] -1 points by Dumpthechump (96) 11 years ago

Well let's hope this stuff is true - because if it is the USA will not launch a global nuclear war by backing an Israeli attack on Iran but rather descend into Civil War as Obamaite Democrats and Bushite Republicans turn on each other in the wake of economic collapse.

Why Obama versus Bush? Because George W. Bush had extensive links with Saudi Financiers as revealed in "House of Bush - House of Saud".

So now they can have a civil war accusing each other of being more in the hands of Saudi financiers - sparing the rest of the world a global nuclear war, just the destruction of the USA into hostile camps.

Still, this is not to endorse the anarchist localist ravings of Noam Chomsky who will no doubt condemn both sides in this matter

Yours faithfully


[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 11 years ago

Perhaps much of that could be avoided, if we were simply to, as your user name suggests, dump the chump. Then we'd get Biden, who, I hear, is a reasonable person that can work with reasonable people.