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CIA Columbia Obama Cover Up
You Tube ^ | 2-17-2010 | Dr. Manning

Posted on 02/17/2010 8:35:22 PM PST by Whenifhow

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WedxY61d60


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; columbiau; communistmovement; constitution; contras; coverup; danielortega; manning; obama; obamarecord; reagan; sandinistas; soviets; totalbullshit
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Dr. Manning has hard evidence!
1 posted on 02/17/2010 8:35:22 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

listening now......


2 posted on 02/17/2010 8:37:35 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Democrat socialist liberal scumbags.....how did we let this happen!)
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To: Whenifhow

Dr. Manning makes a lot more sense than Obama.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 8:39:29 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Whenifhow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WedxY61d60
4 posted on 02/17/2010 8:47:45 PM PST by Steely Tom
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To: Whenifhow
The Bravest Man In America.

Help the voice of bravery.

http://www.atlah.org/


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

5 posted on 02/17/2010 8:47:59 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

Interesting theory. Need more names, obviously. I mean...a Marxist joining the CIA and helping them supply weapons...?

Just listen to how it sounds, “Obama once helped and JOINED the CIA in their goal of supplying weapons to fight the Russians, thereby furthering the foreign policy objectives of the USA..”

Say it a couple times —does it SOUND plausible...?


6 posted on 02/17/2010 8:49:28 PM PST by TokuMei
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To: Whenifhow

Many freepers are on dial up or are otherwise unable to download videos. Please either provide a transcript or a synopsis.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 8:53:58 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama
He says May 14 he will reveal documents that show Obama was a CIA agent and foreign student, traveling to Pakistan.

He sounded a bit nervous in the beginning. A little scared.

It would not surprise me to see Obama get unmasked, and having a black man do it is the only politically acceptable way to do it. Someone might have fed him some documents. This could get interesting.

8 posted on 02/17/2010 9:11:02 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: hoosiermama

Obama was a CIA operative helping the Taliban fight the Russians.Because he knew Muslims and farsi language. His coverup with going to college but he was really a spy for the CIA.

Obama has so much on the U.S now that he had to be allowed to step over Hillary and become President. We are being held hostage by Obama.

The man who had the CIA Obama records was killed. The records are gone. This was the passport guy shot in front of the church I think.

Manning has documents and evidence he will present in court but wants the story out now because he feels he is in danger.


9 posted on 02/17/2010 9:14:17 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: TokuMei

He’s a Muslim and a marxist? Aren’t those incompatible?

But perhaps there is a scenario where this makes sense. Let’s say that in a conflict between the Taliban and the Soviet Union, the pull of Islam is stronger and he sides with the Taliban. The CIA gives him an opportunity to use his Islamic connections to make contacts in Pakistan that enable the CIA to send weapons to the Taliban.

Perhaps the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union soured him on the USSR.

Perhaps his marxism isn’t the full-blown national communism that took over the Soviet Union and China. Maybe it’s a cloudy philosophy of “social justice” and help for the downtrodden, and he has somehow reconciled this with Islamic faith.

One thing I am pretty sure of, and Manning says it: Obama hates America. It is not communist enough nor Islamic enough to suit him.


10 posted on 02/17/2010 9:16:43 PM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: Whenifhow

So........................the Great Hope is a complete fraud and a traitor to the Left and to his Leftist constituency?

hmmmmmm.........

It better be damned great and unimpeachable evidence....

Of course, 0bamao could be videotaped plunging a knife into the hearts of his own kids and the Left would forgive him and justify it as stress from the job.


11 posted on 02/17/2010 9:18:46 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: OafOfOffice

Obama knows FARSI? Don’t you mean Indonesian...?

If he did know Farsi, would that help, in Afghanistan? Or in Palistan..?

Yes, I do know he had/has connections in Pakistan, that he hates the USA, and that he might be a muslim.

Remember how Justice Roberts screwed up during the swearing in? Later, to make it official, they had to do it again in private, and FOR WHATEVER REASON they did not use a Bible...

I’m also sure that it doesn’t matter that he does not (yet?) go to a church in the DC area. Or that he was the 1st Prez in US history not 2 go 2 church on Christmas Eve...


12 posted on 02/17/2010 9:23:40 PM PST by TokuMei
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To: Whenifhow

if he really was CIA, why could’t he even get a birth cetificate made up ?

This may be interesting


13 posted on 02/17/2010 9:24:02 PM PST by PMAS
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To: OafOfOffice
Manning has documents and evidence he will present in court but wants the story out now because he feels he is in danger.

So, why's he waiting until May 14th to release them? He can't be all that scared, if he's waiting that long to do it.

14 posted on 02/17/2010 9:24:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TokuMei

Going back to the Three stooges article, they said Obama’s grandparents were spies. The article said the grandfather was smuggled into the country. And there is no birth record of him in the US either.

The Malcolm X article said Obama was a german spy.

Obama is a whimp with a big ego. I wonder how and where this information was retrieved. I do like Manning and I believe in him. He paid for a PI from what I read earlier to find out why there were no traces of Obama at Columbia.

*heavysigh*

The passport guy was really shot and he was about to testify. We all wondered how Obama got where he is and why our politicians have allowed a unknown to take our country down like he has. Some of it fits to other stories we have read. We feel like we are being held hostage too.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 9:26:13 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: TokuMei

In Afghanistan they speak a form of Farsi and also Pashto


16 posted on 02/17/2010 9:26:19 PM PST by Lera
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To: TokuMei
Say it a couple times —does it SOUND plausible...?

Nope.

Then again, did anything we know about Obama sound plausible before we saw the concrete proof?

17 posted on 02/17/2010 9:26:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TokuMei

Didn’t manning say farsi?


18 posted on 02/17/2010 9:26:59 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: OafOfOffice
Obama was a CIA operative helping the Taliban fight the Russians. [while at Occidental College]

Lol! Yeah, right! One the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. He was a die-hard communist, like he is today. Pro-Russia. Pro-Ortega. Anti-American communist.

Obama Espoused Radical Views in College
[advocated communist revolution!]

Steve Malzberg - WOR News Talk Radio 710 ^ | February 12, 2010 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 7:33:56 PM by ETL

Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University.

During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan.

“Barack [Obama] and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and then we went to a restaurant together,” Drew says. “We had a nice meal, and then we came back to the house and smoked cigarettes and drank and argued politics.”

For the next several hours, they discussed Marxism.

He [Obama] was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth,” says Drew, who says he himself was then a Marxist.

The idea was basically that wealthy people were exploiting others,” Drew says. “That this was the secret of their wealth, that they weren’t paying others enough for their work, and they were using and taking advantage of other people. He was convinced that a revolution would take place, and it would be a good thing.”

Drew concluded that Obama thought of himself as “part of an intelligent, radical vanguard that was leading the way towards this revolution and towards this new society.” ..."

Referring to Obama’s quote from “Dreams of My Father” that he associated with Marxist professors, Drew says, “What he’s not saying is that he was in 100 percent total agreement with those Marxist professors. When you understand that, Obama’s later associations and policies make more sense, including why he was taken in by Rev. Wright’s ideology.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2450298/posts

19 posted on 02/17/2010 9:31:19 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: OafOfOffice

Trial 14th of May,2010

Obama was recruited as a CIA agent in 1980 while a student at Occidental college.

CIA Needed agents fluent in farsi and other Islamic customs.

Obama was perfect as a undercover agent.

The CIA then later enlisted Colombia to extend its foreign student program to Obama that he might enroll in the universities around Karachi and Pakistan and the betrice la mumba school in Moscow.


20 posted on 02/17/2010 9:32:32 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: TokuMei

does it SOUND plausible...?

Uh...how about “no”. Farsi is not spoken in Indonesia and there is no evidence that someone put him through a crash course in Farsi. Because Manning’s premise is that Obama was useful to the CIA because he knew Farsi the whole theory collapses. I would remind everyone that one of Obama’s inadvertent admissions of ignorance and unfitness for office (other than the 57 states comment) was his confusion about what language is spoken in Afganistan. In an interview he began a riff on why the Iraq war was a mistake because it diverted resources from the “real” war, the “justified” war, in Afganistan. One of his points was that we didn’t have enough Arabic interpreters to handle both conflicts - then he got this confused look on his face and did a bit of verbal rambling because he apparently had some dim awareness that Arabic is not spoken in Afganistan (Farsi and Darii are the main languages). He would not have made this mistake if what Manning says were true.

Obama is completely unfit for office and evil, but do people really have to come up with crazy stuff?


21 posted on 02/17/2010 9:32:35 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: achilles2000

I agree, and I remember very well the incident you’re laying out here.

There are HUGE blanks in BHO’s past, and this Pastor has the right attitude, but the devil is in the details, and while interesting, I’m not sure this theory will hold up.

Farsi...? I mean....that’s wrong, and while Obama knows muzzie stuff I really do not think he speaks Farsi, the main language of Iran.


22 posted on 02/17/2010 9:36:34 PM PST by TokuMei
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To: Whenifhow

Love him or hate him, I love to watch Pastor James David Manning just bust 0bozo’s socialist-commie pig ass day in and day out.


23 posted on 02/17/2010 9:37:18 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: ImaTexan

ping


24 posted on 02/17/2010 9:40:26 PM PST by bjcintennessee (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)
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To: rcrngroup

Me too.


25 posted on 02/17/2010 9:48:59 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TokuMei

Obumble is much too lazy and lacks the stones for that kind of work.


26 posted on 02/17/2010 9:54:38 PM PST by JerseyDvl (The Obama Doctrine in 6 words - Embolden Enemies, Abandon Allies, WEAKEN AMERICA.)
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To: Whenifhow

I agree, Pastor Manning wouldn’t have said it if he didn’t have proof. He did sound scared too....

For anyone who can’t get the YouTube, if you go to http://atlah.org/atlahworldwide/?p=6125 and go to about 1 hour 18 min., you will hear a several minute pre-recorded speech about the information on Obama.

I am sick to my stomach about this. If the information that Obama has is WORSE than what he is currently doing to our country, I’m scared what will happen.


27 posted on 02/17/2010 9:55:04 PM PST by mrsadams
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To: achilles2000
one of Obama’s inadvertent admissions of ignorance and unfitness for office (other than the 57 states comment) was his confusion about what language is spoken in Afganistan.

They speak Austrian there.
28 posted on 02/17/2010 9:56:17 PM PST by Canedawg (FUBO! Just FUBO.)
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To: OafOfOffice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoples'_Friendship_University_of_Russia

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia - Wikipedia, the free ...

1 History; 2 Goals; 3 Founders; 4 Today; 5 Schools; 6 Programmes; 7 Degrees offered ... On February 22, 1961, it was renamed in honor of Patrice Lumumba

29 posted on 02/17/2010 9:58:10 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: achilles2000
Spread the word: Obama says he digs Urdu poetry

“‘I would love to visit. As you know, I had Pakistani roommates in college who were very close friends of mine. I went to visit them when I was still in college; was in Karachi and went to Hyderabad. Their mothers taught me to cook,’ said Mr Obama.

‘What can you cook?’

‘Oh, keema ... daal ... You name it, I can cook it. And so I have a great affinity for Pakistani culture and the great Urdu poets.’

‘You read Urdu poetry?’

‘Absolutely. So my hope is that I’m going to have an opportunity at some point to visit Pakistan,’ said Mr Obama.”

(snip)

Fear not if your Urdu — one of two official languages in Pakistan — is a little rusty. Obama likely reads one of the many translated compilations of the texts, according to Kirk. Or if he is a truly savvy Urdu poetry enthusiast, he may choose to listen to the poems recited or sung, as it is commonly performed in the region.

Yeah, maybe he reads the translations. Or maybe not.

30 posted on 02/17/2010 10:02:54 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: OafOfOffice

The records have been scrubbed. State dept employee who scrubbed the records was killed to coverup the passport office break in. Lieutenant Quarrel Harris, young african America shot to death in front of the Judah house of praise baptist church in Washington DC.

Obama learned his Islamic language skills while he lived with his mother and step father in Indonesia.

When he returned from his CIA assignment in the mid 80’s, he pressured the state dept to allow him to enter Harvard law school where he excelled.


31 posted on 02/17/2010 10:04:41 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Whenifhow
Obama and the case of the missing 'thesis'
By Jim Popkin, NBC News Senior Investigative Producer
July 24, 2008

excerpt:

The hunt for Obama’s senior “thesis” began with a throwaway line in a newspaper article last October. The New York Times story, on Obama’s early New York years, mentioned in passing that the presidential contender had majored in political science at Columbia and had spent his time “writing his thesis on Soviet nuclear disarmament.”

Journalists began hounding Columbia University for copies of the musty document. Conservative bloggers began wondering if the young Obama had written a no-nukes screed that he might come to regret. And David Bossie, the former congressional investigator and “right-wing hit man,” as one newspaper described him, took out classified newspaper ads in Columbia University’s newspaper and the Chicago Tribune in March searching for the term paper.

Bossie came up dry, but said the effort was well worth it:

“A thesis entitled Soviet Nuclear Disarmament, written at the height of The Cold War in 1983, might shed some light upon what Barack Obama thought about our most pressing foreign policy issue for 40-plus years (U.S.-Soviet Relations),” he wrote in an e-mail to NBC News.

http://deepbackground.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/07/24/1219454.aspx
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Here is the passage from the New York Times that the above article refers to:

"He barely mentions Columbia, training ground for the elite, where he transferred in his junior year, majoring in political science and international relations and writing his thesis on Soviet nuclear disarmament. He dismisses in one sentence his first community organizing job — work he went on to do in Chicago — though a former supervisor remembers him as 'a star performer.'"

[snip]

"he [Obama] declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.

'He doesn’t remember the names of a lot of people in his life,' said Ben LaBolt, a campaign spokesman."

Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say
By JANNY SCOTT, October 30, 2007:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/30/us/politics/30obama.html?ex=1351396800&en=631bf83f428647f9&ei=5089&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss
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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: Institute For Policy Studies (IPS)

IPS’s [Institute For Policy Studies] Washington, DC headquarters quickly became a resource center for national reporters and a place for KGB agents from the nearby Soviet embassy to convene and strategize. Cora Weiss headed one of the IPS's most successful forays -- into Riverside Church in Manhattan. She was invited there in 1978 by the Reverend William Sloane Coffin to run the church's Disarmament Program, which sought to consolidate Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe -- in the name of "peace." In 1982 Weiss helped organize the largest pro-disarmament demonstration ever held. Staged in New York City, the rally was attended by a coalition of communist organizations. During her decade-long tenure at Riverside, which became home to the National Council of Churches, Weiss regularly received Russian KGB agents, Sandinista friends, and Cuban intelligence agents. Weiss became infamous for her role in the psychological warfare conducted against U.S. prisoners of war held in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War.

The Liberation News Service, which is a news source for hundreds of "alternative" publications nationwide (with antiwar, Marxist-oriented perspectives), was founded in 1967 with IPS assistance."

[lots more at link...]

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6991
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From the website of Riverside Church...

The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10027
212-870-6700

The Riverside Church is located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side near Columbia University.

Photobucket

http://www.theriversidechurchny.org/about/?directions
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"She was invited there in 1978 by the Reverend William Sloane Coffin to run the church's Disarmament Program, which sought to consolidate Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe -- in the name of 'peace.'

In 1982 Weiss helped organize the largest pro-disarmament demonstration ever held. Staged in New York City, the rally was attended by a coalition of communist organizations."
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6991
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From the Columbia University website...

"Obama attended Columbia College from 1981 to 1983"
Source:
http://news.columbia.edu/home/1260
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Bill Ayers' education:
1987 - Ed.D, Columbia University, Curriculum & Instruction
1987 - M.Ed, Teachers College, Columbia University, Early Childhood Education
1984 [he completed degree in '84] - M.Ed, Bank Street College, Early Childhood Education
1968 - B.A., University of Michigan, American Studies
http://education.uic.edu/directory/faculty_info.cfm?netid=bayers
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Bank Street College
Where We Are and How to Get Here:

Bank Street College is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 610 West 112th Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive.

Bank Street College is located in a bustling family and university neighborhood four blocks from Columbia University
http://www.bankstreet.edu/aboutbsc/visiting.html
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Why Won’t Obama Talk About Columbia?
The years he won’t discuss may explain the Ayers tie he keeps lying about:
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NjY4YzdhMDBkZGQ3ZmU2MTUzYjdkMzc5ZjUzYmViZWM=

32 posted on 02/17/2010 10:05:04 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Whenifhow
Breaking the War Mentality
By Barack Obama
March 10, 1983, Sundial

Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war. Military violence has been a vicarious experience, channeled into our minds through television, film, and print.

The more sensitive among us struggle to extrapolate experiences of war from our everyday experience, discussing the latest mortality statistics from Guatemala, sensitizing ourselves to our parents' wartime memories, or incorporating into our framework of reality as depicted by a Mailer[^] or a Coppola. But the taste of war -- the sounds and chill, the dead bodies -- are remote and far removed. We know that wars have occurred, will occur, are occurring, but bringing such experience down into our hearts, and taking continual, tangible steps to prevent war, becomes a difficult task.

Two groups on campus, Arms Race Alternatives (ARA) and Students Against Militarism (SAM) work within these mental limits to foster awareness and practical action necessary to counter the growing threat of war. Though the emphasis of the two groups differ, they share an aversion to current government policy. These groups, visualizing the possibilities of destruction and grasping the tendencies of distorted national priorities, are throwing their weight into shifting America off the dead-end track.

"Most people my age remember well the air-raid drills in school, under the desk with our heads tucked between our legs. Older people, they remember the Cuban Missile Crisis. I think these kinds of things left an indelible mark on our souls[^], so we're more apt to be concerned," says Don Kent, assistant director of programs and student activities at Earl Hall Center. Along with the community Volunteer Service Center, ARA has been Don's primary concern, coordinating various working groups of faculty, students, and staff members, while simultaneously seeking the ever elusive funding for programs.

"When I first came here two years ago, Earl Hall had been a holding tank for five years. Paul Martin (director of Earl Hall) and I discussed our interests, and decided that ARA would be one of the programs we pushed." Initially, most of the work was done by non-student volunteers and staff. "Hot issues, particularly El Salvador, were occupying students at the time. Consequently, we cosponsored a lot of activities with community organizations like SANE (Students Against Nuclear Energy)."

With the flowering of the nuclear freeze movement, and particularly the June 12 rally in Central Park, however student participation has expanded. One wonders whether this upsurge stems[^] from young people's penchant for the latest 'happenings' or from growing awareness of the consequences of nuclear holocaust. ARA maintains a mailing list of 500 persons and Don Kent estimates that approximately half of the active members are students. Although he feels that continuity is provided by the faculty and staff members, student attendance at ARA sponsored events -- in particular a November 11 convocation on the nuclear threat -- reveals a deep reservoir of concern. "I think students on this campus like to think of themselves a sophisticated, and don't appreciate small vision. So they tend to come out more for the events; they do not want to just fold leaflets."

Mark Bigelow, a graduate intern from Union Theological Seminary who works with Don to keep ARA running smoothly, agrees. "It seems that students here are fairly aware of the nuclear problem, and it makes for an underlying frustration. We try to talk to that frustration." Consequently, the thrust of ARA is towards generating dialogue which will give people a rational handle on this controversial subject. This includes bringing speakers like Daniel Ellsberg to campus, publishing fact sheets compiled by interested faculty, and investigating the possible development of an interdisciplinary program in the Columbia curriculum dealing with peace, disarmament, and world order.

Tied in with such a thrust is the absence of what Don calls "a party line." By taking an almost apolitical approach to the problem, ARA hopes to get the university to take nuclear arms issues seriously. "People don't like having their intelligence insulted," says Don. "so we try to disseminate information and allow the individual to make his or her own decision."

Generally, the narrow focus of the Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue adding to their billion dollar erector sets. When Peter Tosh sings that "everybody's asking for peace, but nobody's asking for justice," one is forced to wonder whether disarmament or arms control issues[^], severed from economic and political issues, might be another instance of focusing on the symptoms of a problem instead of the disease itself. Mark Bigelow does not think so. "We do focus primarily on catastrophic weapons. Look, we say, here's the worst part . Let's[^] work[^] on that. You're not going to get rid of the military in the near future, so let's at least work on this."

Mark Bigelow does feel that the links are there, and points to fruitful work being done by other organizations involved with disarmament. "The Freeze is one part of a whole[^] disarmament movement. The lowest common denominator, so to speak. For instance, April 10-16 is Jobs For Peace week, with a bunch of things going on around the city. Also, the New York City Council may pass a resolution in April calling for greater social as opposed to military spending. Things like this may dispel the idea that disarmament is a white issue, because how the government spends its revenue affects everyone."

The very real advantages of concentrating on a single issue is leading the National Freeze movement to challenge individual missile systems, while continuing the broader campaign. This year, Mark Bigelow sees the checking of Pershing II and Cruise missile deployment as crucial. "Because of their small size and mobility, their deployment will make possible arms control verification far more difficult, and will cut down warning time for the Soviets to less than ten minutes. That can only be a destabilizing factor[^]." Additionally, he sees the initiation by the U.S. of the Test Ban Treaty as a powerful first step towards a nuclear free world.

ARA encourages members to join buses to Washington and participate in a March 7-8 rally intended to push through the Freeze resolution which is making its second trip through the House. ARA also will ask United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War (UCAM), an information and lobbying network based in universities, nationwide, to serve as its advisory board in the near future. Because of its autonomy from Columbia (which does not fund political organizations), UCAM could conceivably become a more active arm of disarmament campaigns on campus, thought the ARA will continue to function solely as a vehicle for information and discussion.

Also operating out of Earl Hall Center, Students Against Militarism was formed in response to the passage of registration laws in 1980. An entirely student-run organization, SAM casts a wider net than ARA, though for the purposes of effectiveness, they have tried to lock in on one issue at a time.

"At the heart of our organization is an anti-war focus," says junior Robert Kahn, one of SAM's fifteen or so active members. "From there, a lot of issues shoot forth -- nukes, racism, the draft, and South Africa. We have been better organized when taking one issue at a time, but we are always cognizant of other things going on, and collaborate frequently with other campus organizations like CISPES [CISPES link added by myself -etl] and REELPOLITIK."

At this time, the current major issue is the Solomon Bill, the latest legislation from Congress to obtain compliance to registration. The law requires that all male students applying for federal financial aid submit proof of registration, or else the government coffers will close. Yale, Wesleyan, and Swathmore have refused to comply, and plan to offer non-registrants other forms of financial aid. SAM hopes to press Columbia into following suit, though so far President Sovern and company seem prepared to acquiesce to the bill.

Robert believes students tacitly support non-registrants, though the majority did not comply. "Several students have come up to our tables and said that had they known of the ineffectiveness of the prosecution, they would not have registered." A measure of such underlying support is the 400 signatures on a petition protesting the Solomon Bill, which SAM collected the first four hours it appeared. Robert also points out that prior to registration, there were four separate bills circulating in the House proposing a return to the draft, but none ever got out of committees, and there have not been renewed efforts. An estimated half-million non-registrants can definitely be a powerful signal.

Prodding students into participating beyond name signing and attending events is tricky, but SAM members seem undaunted. "A lot of the problem comes not from people's ignorance of the facts, but because the news and statistics are lifeless. That's why we search for campus issues like the Solomon bill that have direct impact on the student body, and effectively link the campus to broader issues." By organizing and educating the Columbia community, such activities lay the foundation for future mobilization against the relentless, often silent spread of militarism in the country. "The time is right to tie together social and military issues," Robert continues, "and the more strident the Administration becomes, the more aware people are of their real interests."

The belief that moribund institutions, rather than the individuals, are at the root of the problem, keep SAM's energies alive. "A prerequisite for members of an organization like ours is the faith that people are fundamentally good, but you need to show them, and when you look at the work people are doing across the country, it makes you optimistic."

Perhaps the essential goodness of humanity is an arguable proposition, but by observing the SAM meeting last Thursday night, with its solid turnout and enthusiasm, one might be persuaded that the manifestations of our better instincts can at least match the bad ones. Regarding Columbia's possible compliance, one comment in particular hit upon an important point with the Solomon bill, "The thing we need to do is expose how Columbia is talking out of two sides of its mouth."

Indeed, the most pervasive malady of the collegiate system specifically, and the American experience generally, is that elaborate patterns of knowledge and theory have been disembodied from individual choices and government policy. What members of ARA and SAM try to do is infuse what they have learned about the current situation, bring the words of that formidable roster on the face of Butler Library, names like Thoreau, Jefferson, and Whitman, to bear on the twisted logic of which we are today a part. By adding their energy and effort in order to enhance the possibility of a decent world, they may help deprive us of a spectacular experience--that of war. But then, there are some things we shouldn't have to live through in order to want to avoid the experience.

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:30:27 PM by Ultra Sonic 007:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2174704/posts
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Side note: Obama also mentions in the '83 article the org, CISPES (Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador). They apparently are still around, and are as red as ever.

From their website...

"CISPES joins the Alliance for Global Justice, SOA Watch, and other members of the Latin America Solidarity Coalition in denouncing today's coup in Honduras. CISPES committees are joining rallies at consulates around the country to demand the reinstatement of the democratically elected Honduran president."

The CISPES Mission Statement:

"We are a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the Salvadoran people’s struggle forself-determination and social and economic justice. The alternative that they are building --an alternative based upon democratic and socialist ideals--is an example to all people who seek a world free of domination and exploitation. We support that alternative because we believe that capitalism is a fundamentally unjust, oppressive and ecologically unsustainable economic system. We join with poor and working people, immigrants and refugees in the struggle against neoliberalism-- the current manifestation of capitalism imposed by the United States government and its state, institutional and corporate allies. Neoliberal policies continue to produce enormous suffering and destabilization around the world. We focus our work on El Salvador because of the U.S. government’s continuing military, economic, and political intervention on behalf of U.S. corporate interests, and because the Salvadoran people’s tenacious and inspiring struggle to build social justice."

http://www.cispes.org/

33 posted on 02/17/2010 10:08:40 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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From the New York Times...

Obama's 1983 College Magazine Article
["Breaking the War Mentality"]

"In 1983, at the height of the cold war, Barack Obama, then a senior at Columbia University, wrote in a campus newsmagazine about the vision of "a nuclear free world." The article in the Sundial profiled two campus groups: Arms Race Alternatives and Students Against Militarism."

http://documents.nytimes.com/obama-s-1983-college-magazine-article#p=1

34 posted on 02/17/2010 10:09:24 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: OafOfOffice

Became the editor of law review. He could have become a supreme court clerk or a attorney at one of the best law firms except for one thing, he did not have a legitimate background as a citizen or a student at Occidental or Colombia.

He would be revealed he was not a citizen. And how could a “C” student get into Harvard?

So he became a organizer where no proof of citizenship is needed. He marries michelle to legitimize himself and takes a job at her law firm.


35 posted on 02/17/2010 10:10:22 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: OafOfOffice
"When he returned from his CIA assignment in the mid 80’s, he pressured the state dept to allow him to enter Harvard law school where he excelled."

Is this you saying these crazy things, or are you quoting someone else?

36 posted on 02/17/2010 10:12:32 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: OafOfOffice
And how could a “C” student get into Harvard?

Maybe he got help from Black Panther founder Al-Mansour? (The Black Panthers were communist revolutionaries, btw)

VIDEO: Malcolm-X lawyer claims Black radical, Kalid Al-Mansour, helped finance Obama [to Harvard]


Obama's Benefactor: Dr. Khalid al Mansour
August 27, 2008
"Percy Sutton, NYC political icon in the African American community, tells a news reporter that Dr. Khalid al Mansour solicited favor and recommendation on behalf of Barack Hussein Obama in order to secure Barack's entry into Harvard."
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/08/obamas-benefact.html
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Percy Sutton [middle] with Malcolm X [front] at a Harlem
rally on Seventh Avenue between 125th and 126th streets (1963).

***Here is the video:
YouTube: "Percy Sutton (Malcom X's Lawyer) Says Barack Obama Knows And Was Financed By The Racist Radical Muslim And Saudi Advisor Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour, Part II"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIVO8MZYXo8
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VIDEO: From a special edition of Hannity's America, October 5, 2008
Episode title: "Obama & Friends: History of Radicalism"
YouTube: "Another Obama Mentor [Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour] Caught Ranting Against Whitey":
whatever you do to [white people], they deserve it, God wants you to do it and that’s when you cut out the nose, cut out the ears, take flesh out of their body, don’t worry because God wants you to do it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4DsaWLrJoY
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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour

"Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour is a Muslim lawyer and a black nationalist who made news in 2008 when it was revealed that he had been a patron of Barack Obama and had recommended the latter for admission to Harvard Law School in 1988.

Before becoming a Muslim, al-Mansour in the 1960s was named Don Warden. He was deeply involved in San Francisco Bay Area racial politics as founder of a group called the African American Association. A close personal adviser to Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, al-Mansour helped the pair establish the Black Panther Party but later broke with them when they entered coalitions with white radical groups."
...

Al-Mansour is an outspoken hater of the United States, Israel, and white people generally. In recent years he has accused the U.S. of plotting a “genocide” designed “to remove 15 million black people, considered disposable, of no relevance, value or benefit to the American society.” He has told fellow blacks that “whatever you do to [white people], they deserve it, God wants you to do it and that’s when you cut out the nose, cut out the ears, take flesh out of their body, don’t worry because God wants you to do it.” Alleging further that Palestinians in Israel “are being brutalized like savages,” he accuses the Jews of “stealing the land the same way the Christians stole the land from the Indians in America.”
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/katalm.html

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From October, 2008: "Special documentary from Hannity’s America on Fox News about Barack Obama’s associations with terrorists, marxists, and other radical people. This will change your vote."

1 of 6 - Obama & Friends: History of Radicalism:
Note: this is an approximate 1 hour program divided into six 8-minute clips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL_BkIG9RNI

If the above should 'disappear', try this link:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9F8A48061A962CDD

37 posted on 02/17/2010 10:16:19 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

I am doing a quickie transcript for hoosiermama off of the video.


38 posted on 02/17/2010 10:16:52 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: ETL
Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war. Military violence has been a vicarious experience, channeled into our minds through television, film, and print.

Interesting opening statement coming from someone who presumably had never seen war first hand himself. Unless he was an operative who covertly spent time in Af/Pak. He continues the thesis in a lecturing tone as if scolding those sheltered students and academicians who had never had the experience.

39 posted on 02/17/2010 10:18:32 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: OafOfOffice

Lol! I thought so. You should put them statements in quotes then. :)


40 posted on 02/17/2010 10:19:24 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: TigersEye
Interesting opening statement coming from someone who presumably had never seen war first hand himself. Unless he was an operative who covertly spent time in Af/Pak.

Can you seriously imagine that wus in the military? Read the rest of it. He's embracing one commie group after another.

41 posted on 02/17/2010 10:23:11 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

But we don’t know Obama was a C student do we? I thought we had nothing on his grades. So do you think maybe Manning hired a PI and they have given him phony information?

He is going to court with evidence. He would not do that if he thought the information was wrong.

Maybe someone needs to contact him with some of the information from dr drew..augustine25.


42 posted on 02/17/2010 10:31:45 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: ETL

I was in a hurry. :oÞ


43 posted on 02/17/2010 10:32:59 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: OafOfOffice

Does he have a website that you could link to that has this on in?


44 posted on 02/17/2010 10:38:32 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Thumper1960; shibumi
Of course, 0bamao could be videotaped plunging a knife into the hearts of his own kids and the Left would forgive him and justify it as stress from the job.

"Justifiable honor killing", the left would say.

45 posted on 02/17/2010 10:40:33 PM PST by Semper Mark (Alinsky had 13 rules. The "Patriot" had but 1 - "Aim small, miss small.")
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To: Whenifhow

bttt


46 posted on 02/17/2010 10:40:36 PM PST by Hypo
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To: ETL
+ =
47 posted on 02/17/2010 10:40:37 PM PST by txhurl
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To: ETL

No one said anything about the military. Did you listen to Manning’s video? Do you realize that most of what you’re posting supports many of the things he is saying?


48 posted on 02/17/2010 11:17:49 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Rocky
" Perhaps the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union soured him on the USSR. "

At times there was no love lost between the Soviet Union and China.... the only reason why we see them siding up with each other is the old say " the enemy of my enemy is my friend " ...
As far as Obama goes, his Muslim roots are stronger then his Marxist beliefs.
49 posted on 02/18/2010 12:18:03 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: TokuMei

The US ( CIA ) recruited the Mujahideen in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets.


50 posted on 02/18/2010 12:46:56 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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