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Auchi is, however, also the shadowy puppet master to Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a Syrian American with whom he partnered for more than a decade in schemes from Baghdad all the way to Chicago.

Their relationship began in the wake of the Iran-Iraq War, when the US was cultivating Iraq and Saddam Hussein.

Rezko is now in federal prison awaiting sentencing for 16 counts of corruption involving Illinois officials. Buying influence is his métier, guided and financed by his master, Auchi.

Rezko has also been a White House visitor, with his picture taken with Bill and Hillary Clinton for his contributions out of Chicago to the Clinton political war chest.

Was Rezko then and now merely the main Chicago conduit for Auchi money? Or was he part of a larger Iraqi scheme dating back to Saddam to buy access to US government contracts and influence?

What specifically was Auchi buying and where else did his money go?

Was Obama, like the governor of Illinois, a recipient of Auchi's favors as part of Rezko's scheme to purchase government contracts through kickbacks from campaign contributions?

There is no question that Obama, as a fledgling state senator, was a target of the Iraqi corruption combine, but did he become one of its pigeons? Was Rezko simply the front man for Auchi and Iraqi funding (whether it came from Saddam, Oil for Food, or General Mediterranean Holdings) over his entire Chicago career?

Rezko had identified Obama as a good political target before he graduated from Harvard Law School.

He was both the source of Obama's employment and of his largest political donations during his short political career. Rezko had no financial source apart from Auchi, his partner of over a decade.

Rezko was also the source of the financing for Obama's $2.3 million mansion despite his having no clear source of funding apart from Auchi. What did he get from Obama in return?


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1 posted on 10/11/2008 10:47:40 AM PDT by STARWISE
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2 posted on 10/11/2008 10:52:42 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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Lots of fasting and praying taking place all over America. 40 day fast and prayer over this election started several weeks ago.

3 posted on 10/11/2008 10:56:33 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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The tip of another iceberg. Wonder if the drive-bys will cover this.

4 posted on 10/11/2008 10:56:40 AM PDT by mapmaker77
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He seems to have managed to worm his way into the State and Defense departments under the Bush Administration, as well, although it looks as if Rumsfeld blew the whistle on him.

We were in there in Iraq working with whomever we could, and this guy managed to work his way in—largely through the British Labour Party, it sounds like.

But since he was finally recognized for what he was by the Bush Administration, he appears to have been specializing in Democrats, with emphasis on the Daley Mob.

At the Center of the Oil for Food Scandal, as well. What a busy not-so-little mobster this guy has been.

6 posted on 10/11/2008 11:02:31 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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This is all so surreal.

9 posted on 10/11/2008 11:14:22 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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Whoa, that's some deep stuff. Great find, STARWISE!

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10 posted on 10/11/2008 11:21:55 AM PDT by thatdewd (All that is necessary for the triumph of Evil is that good men do nothing.)
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12 posted on 10/11/2008 11:23:44 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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This is 100 times the bombshell that Ayers is. This can help to explain why Achmed Oblack wanted out of Iraq and into Trashcanistan. This guy can fill the void.

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13 posted on 10/11/2008 1:13:32 PM PDT by bray (It's the Corruption Stupid)
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Sure hope Rezko is under heavy guard in prison. . . though with all the money Auchi is throwing around, he better be under military guard.

This report reads like a novel of espionage.

Obama is the new Teflon man, unless Rezko squeals, the media will continue to elect Obama.

14 posted on 10/11/2008 3:11:05 PM PDT by mia
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Photos at #15.

16 posted on 10/19/2008 11:04:10 AM PDT by LucyT (We lived in the best place, in the best of times, in all of human history.)
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