Skip to comments.BREAKING: Devastating Video Discovery-- Obama Associate Talks About His Pro-Palestinian Background
Posted on 06/03/2008 6:11:59 PM PDT by coffee260
Ali Abunimah is the co-founder of the online Pro-Palestinian publication The Electronic Intifada and the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.
Here is part of the transcript from the interview with Democracy Now from January:
AMY GOODMAN: Ali Abunimah, I wanted to ask you about the candidates in the United States. Youre speaking to us from Chicago, so lets start with Barack Obama. The stances of the presidential Democratic and Republican candidates on the Israel-Palestine conflict. I cant remember when in a debate they were asked about the mounting crisis there.
ALI ABUNIMAH: I dont know if theyve been asked in a debate, but whenever they have been asked, they have all gone out of their way to express full support for what Israel is doing. Barack Obama is not distinguished from the rest of the pack, except by for how far he has moved to try to appease AIPAC and pro-Israel movements.
I remember, AmyI knew Barack Obama for many years as my state senatorwhen he used to attend events in the Palestinian community in Chicago all the time.
I remember personally introducing him onstage in 1999, when we had a major community fundraiser for the community center in Deheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. And thats just one example of how Barack Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation. And just yesterday, he apparently sent a letter to Zalmay Khalilzad, the US ambassador at the UN, to urge the US not to allow any resolution to pass criticizing Israel and saying how Israel was forced to impose this barbaric medieval siege on Israel.
None of the other candidates in the mainstream have spoken out for Palestinian rights. The only ones who have taken forceful positions opposing the current US strategy are Dennis Kucinich on the Democratic side and Ron Paul on the Republican side. The mainstream are all perfectly comfortable with the war crimes that Israel is committing, no matter how much they talk about human rights elsewhere.
Barack and Michelle Obama and Professor Edward Said at a May 1998 Arab community event in Chicago at which Edward Said gave the keynote speech. (Bill Baars West Side)
The Electronic Intifada reported earlier on how Obama suddenly learned to love Israel.
More Shocker!! Obama took the endorsement of the Pro-PLO Socialist Party.
h/t: Gateway Pundit
Let the games begin...
Sorry. I ain’t shocked.
Brit and Carl Cameron played it on Special Report tonight.
The stealth Mecca Candidate, Osama Obama is being exposed. He can run, but he can’t hide.
Well duh...that’s what you just posted!
We have us a real live terrorist supporter running for president!
Juan McCain better bet his supporters in line soon!
Hehh...I noticed that too.
It appears dems don’t care that he is an anti-white, andt-Semitic, anti-American bigot.
The question is whether the rest of America will care either.
at one point, Hillary was talking pro palestinenan. oh, yeah, nobody cares.
at one point, Hillary was talking pro palestinenan. oh, yeah, nobody cares.
This guy is a disgrace to America. Blacks and the rest of the country should be sad and disgusted that he is the first black American to run for president.
So tell us Senator, when did you stop supporting radical Muslim causes?
So tell us Senator, why, when Palestinian terrorists were blowing up Israeli children with bombs, why did you speak out in favor of them?
So tell us Senator, since Saddam Husein gave $25,000 to every suicide/murder bomber's family, did you oppose the war in Iraq because it helped cut off funding to Palestinian terrorists?
Obama will get 35% of the vote for simply breathing.
They will if the vile, disgraceful media in this country just report the damn truth. Oh, did I tell you I hate the MSM with every fiber of my being? Yes, even worse than the Clinton’s.
I saw that too. Pretty eye opening stuff. Question is, will it get the play it deserves?
Been here 22+ years, never heard of Juan McStain placing a bet on anything.......
May I please remind you that Obama is half-black and half-white. He is not black.
I hope so...
Get on the email and fire it off to Boortz, Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Ingraham, Levin, Feinberg, Bruce.
Juan is needs a very long shot bet! Just watched his speech ... we are in trouble “My Friends”!
Since most the MSM supports the PLO over Israel this will get little play.
“So basically you guys want a president who brushes off the palestinian people, doesnt care about them, and ignore them. You want a president who would rather see Americans die than see Israel in danger.”
He's going unopposed folks
“May I please remind you that Obama is half-black and half-white. He is not black.”
I don’t care if he is orange. He is a disgrace.
I believe the photo was posted here on FR.
I read on some blog that Obama is 50% white/12% black/38% Arab. I will try to find it and post it.
My hands are shaking....
Isn’t Hildebeast’s little sex-toy Huma a Pali?
Doesn’t his father’s birth certificate state he is an Arab? I’m not joking.
Heard the same thing!
Bolding for emphasis.
Does that make him a "wack" or a "blite"?
So what? It’s no big deal!
He is a Democrat, after all.
It can all be explained (and then buried).
Kerry WAS orange.
All three of them?
Thanks for posting. BTTT!
"Tchaa.... ya know what? uh uh!"
Is this the start of the Clinton Machine’s “Obama Dump?”
We'll just call him Halfrican!
Mr & Mrs Obama and Mrs & Mrs Said at dinner.
Here is the truth about Mr. Obama’s name, and his father’s ancestors:
True Negro tribal members of western Kenya where his father was born have Christian names, not Arabic. His father’s decision to name him with an Arabic name is a matter of his father establishing his ethnic identity in Africa - it is done deliberately to separate him from the African tribes. He may live among them, but he is not one of them. His father’s message is that he is Arabic, not Negro.
Many will find these truths unsettling. I’m often asked, “But I thought his father was Kenyan. How could Mr. Obama not be African-American, how could his ethnic composition be so Arabic?”
The definitive clue to that answer is to look at his name, his father’s name, and the names of all his ancestors on his father’s side. They are all Arabic.
Researching his roots reveal that on his father’s side, he is descended from Arab slave traders. They operated under an extended grant from Queen Victoria, who gave them the right to continue the slave trade in exchange for helping the British defeat the Madhi Army in southern Sudan and the Upper Nile region. Funny how circular is history; now the British again face the Madhi Army, albeit this time Shiite, not Sunni, as in nineteenth century Sudan.
But telling America’s black community that while their ancestors were breaking the shackles of slavery, Mr. Obama’s ancestors were placing those shackles upon their wrists would hardly play as an Oprah Winfrey best-seller.
I just hope that the homespun Jews get the picture loud and clear. I for one will get it out there to as many of my Jewish friends as I can. Some are pretty leary of him but say they will probably will vote for him if nominated! Jeeze, I want to knock a knot on their heads and say what are you drinkin? Well, if elected he will throw Israel under that much crowded bus of his. IMHO
I can never forget the sweetest sound in the morning is the Islamic call to prayer said Barek Obama.
Yep! the Manchurian Canidate.
Working for Islam 2008
Many of us knew he was a terrorist supporter long ago. But no media except Fox is going to report this stuff.. He is being protected big time. The media is beside itself with joy on this night!!!!