Skip to comments.Update! API will come with more information on Michelle Obama tapes at 16.00 hours Norwegian time
Posted on 10/20/2008 7:29:23 AM PDT by Danae
UPDATE ZERO HOUR IS 1600 NORWAY TIME
API will reach out with important update to the readers at 16.00 hours Norwegian time.
Ok FOlks, we have us a Zero hour... Now Cookies for telling me what time that is Pacific! LOL Ok all kidding aside, the cards are being dealt.
We have been through a lot of pressure after we published the story. The fact that some people want us to take decisions hurriedly does not help us much.
To those who want to listen and take us seriously:
The tapes are there and the truth must be told. If some people want to continue imagining that this may be an hoax or something connected with Nigerian scam, then let them continue believing so because we cannot force any one to believe in us.
There are those readers who have exercised their rights to doubt the story and there are those who believe that the story is true. API wishes to state once more that those who believe us will not be let down finally. We know that things have taken time but we would like you to know that API is not playing with the readers, we just decided to be careful because the same story will become very explosive when all unpublished contents come out.
There are a number of issues we want to clarify so that some commentators do not continue to mislead those readers who are interested in the truth in this Obama matter.
Some have stated that they have checked for information about API and that they are unable to find that API has existed since October 2006. There are those who claim that on the blog roll, the Rainbow Foundation shown there is bogus and we say their claim is saddening because they do so without knowing the real facts.
Rainbow Foundation was founded in Norway in 1995 and officially registered as NGO in the beginning of 1996 with the registration number shown on the top of this site. Rainbow still exists and continues to do a good job.
Rainbow Foundation, together with the Chief Editor of API initiated the establishment of API in the end of September 2006 and API became operational from October the same year. API has no problems using WordPress.com server because we find it very effective and we like it. Some are commenting that it is a cheap looking site but for us that matters less - it is the information we bring out to the readers that we consider to be of importance, not the way a site looks - if some people out there think we want a site that looks fancy, then they do not understand our operational methods and what we like to give priority. We are satisfied being here >: http://africanpress.wordpress.com and will continue using wordpress server because we find it fantastic and it serves our needs.
API is not in any way a scamming organization. We are genuine and those who believe in us make us proud and grateful. We will continue to bring news to the readers without favouring any political groups.
We would urge readers not to be negative when they do not have all the facts. We are not trying to get traffic to our site by constructing a story as some are trying to indicate.
Our important update will clear some of the things bothering some readers. We will not stop until the tapes are out there for the readers to judge for themselves.
Let there be known that we have genuine tapes and the person recorded is Michelle Obama, one who may become the next US First Lady.
Published by the Chief Editor/ African Press International.
Not if he is taken off the Ballot.
Thats what this is all about.
LOL! Is that Crazy Glue or Gorilla Glue?
I wonder if that is Ed Hale with the Baltimore sun?
LOL...now I have to go rent the movie. After today's news I need the laughs!
I think it is big that Berg is representing them because he is the same guy suing Obama and the DNC to force Obama to provide a certified birth certificate. I personally am starting to believe the tapes exist. If they do and Berg is handling the legal representation part, Obamas are in big trouble.
One can only hope.
Any word, the hour has passed?
Thank you for the update.
Now they have posted an open letter to Michelle, saying please admit we had the conversation so we don’t have to release the full unedited tape.
Thanks! I will post it!
CIA official in Oslo?? This just gets wierder.
open letter to Michelle Obama after APIs discussion with a CIA official in Oslo
Posted by africanpress on October 20, 2008
To: Michelle Obama,
Wife to the Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, US Senator
I have decided to write this open letter and to refer you to our telephone conversation the day your husband was having a debate with his opponent in New York. This has to be an open letter because the story is already out there and many Americans are crying for the truth about what we discussed.
I know our discussion was not meant to harm your husbands candidacy nor was it meant to derail the US Presidential elections in any way. We both know that our talk was - a sister to brother talk - black to black person talk - in the African perspective. The problem came later when we listened to the taped recording of our talk. API thought it wise to publish some of the contents that are not inflammatory. API did the best to select that which could not cause any chaos and we in API did not expect that waht we chose to publish would have the impact it now has had in the last five days.
Many Americans have surprised us in the way they take the interview very seriously. We want to respect them - as we have promised from day one - to let them know the truth in what transpired between yourself and us. We have realised that the American people want to know you well before you probably become their first Lady.
The intention of writing to you this open letter is to appeal to you to confirm that we had a talk because it is the only right thing to do now, so that we avoid any embarrassment should the whole tape be aired unedited. You are well aware of our discussions touching on thorny issues like Irans good trade relationship with Kenya and the fact Kenya may play a role in mending the relationship between Iran and the US so that healthy trade relationship may be achieved if your husband gets the presidency. Remember the length and the depth of our talk on other issues of importance in this hotly contested election where as you have stated - is an opportunity for the black people to start being proud of America and to be patriotic.
API was disappointed that one of your husbands spokespersons rushed to the press to deny that you had called API. It is best that they check with you first before jumping to conclusions as if they control your private calls everyday.
API is interested in handling this matter in a good and reasonable way so that we may not be forced to release the tapes in its entirety. We do not want to be party to causing unnecessary chaos before the elections. If you just come forward and confirm that there was a call you placed to API, that will enable API to be out of it and nobody will continue to demand that we air unedited tape, but that we can release the one with information that is already known to the public.
We will appreciate solving this matter this way in order to avoid unnecessary law suits that may come about.
It is my apology to you that we did not let you know that the conversation was being taped, and yet I expect you to know that being a public figure, such may happen.
We have decided to write to you after our discussion today with a US CIA official in Oslo.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Obama, DNC File Motion to Dismiss Berg’s First Amended Complaint
Just a few minutes ago, attorneys for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee filed a motion to dismiss the first amended complaint, a motion for leave for which was filed by Philip Berg on Monday, October 6.
An amended complaint cannot simply be filed by an attorney — the attorney must file a motion with the court, called a motion for leave to file an amended complaint, essentially asking that the court permit the amended complaint to be filed. That motion, the October 6 motion, is one of more than ten pending pleadings and still has not been addressed by the Hon. R. Barclay Surrick.
I am just now taking a look at it, but from a quick glance it appears as though Obama and the DNC are moving to dismiss the amended complaint on the same grounds for which they moved to dismiss the original complaint, chief among them Berg’s lack of standing.
On September 24, 2008, Defendants Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Senator Barack Obama filed a motion to dismiss the original Complaint filed in this case, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6), on the grounds that the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the claims asserted and that the Complaint fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. On October 6, 2008, plaintiff Philip Berg filed a Motion for Leave to File a First Am ended Complaint, together with a First Amended Complaint for Declarator y and Injunctive Relief (Amended Complaint). Assuming that no leave to amend is required under Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) because defendants have not filed a responsive pleading,1 the First Amended Complaint should nevertheless be dismissed, on the same grounds. No amendment to the Complaint can possibl y cure its fundamental defects. Not onl y are the allegations patently false, but plaintiff lacks standing and there is no federal cause of action for enforcem ent of Article II of the Constitution. Nor has plaintiff set forth, i n the Amended Complaint, any other viable federal cause of action.
Once I finish my duties for my actual day job, I’ll be able to take a better look at this, speak to Phil Berg, and add more detail here.
Posted by Jeff Schreiber 0 comments
Still stonewalling. This smells.
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