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The Chosen One (Who is Obama Really?) - Must Read
Claremont Review of Books ^ | July 1, 2011 | Angello M. Codevilla

Posted on 07/13/2011 12:27:41 PM PDT by mojito

...But there was never anything silly, nor light-hearted, nor casual, about Barack Obama's efforts to keep the public's eyes from the basic facts of his life, from birth to his candidacy for president. On the contrary, this opacity is a deliberate policy. Why? The presumptive answer, absent testimony from those involved, is to ensure that real facts interfere as little as possible with the image and narrative that he and his associates have carefully crafted for him. Distinguishing between reality and that narrative would require above all a skeptical attitude, sure to be characterized by Democrats and the media in the most derogatory terms.

According to hagiography, Barack Obama was born to a hippy girl from an insignificant family and raised in poor circumstances, out of which he rose through brilliance. Yet his haughty demeanor, his stilted language when off the teleprompter, his cultural likes and dislikes, bespeak an upbringing in an environment at once so upscale and so leftist that it makes him almost a foreigner to ordinary Americans....

Consistent with the Barack Obama we know, however, are his real family, his real upbringing, and his real choices of profession and associates. His mother's parents, who raised him, seem to have been cogs in the U.S. government's well-heeled, well-connected machine for influencing the world, whether openly ("gray influence") or covertly ("black operations"). His mother spent her life and marriages, and birthed her children, working in that machine. For paradigms of young Barack's demeanor, proclivities, opinions, language, and attitudes one need look no further than the persons who ran the institutions that his mother and grandparents served—e.g., the Ford Foundation, the United States Information Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency—....It is here, with these people and institutions, that one should begin to unravel the unknowns surrounding him.

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To: mojito
This is great.. I reached to point where I wanted to copy and paste the rest of the article it's that important IMO. But I have quoted (pasted) up until then. I had been wondering about such a "network."

"[It's] relevant for us to focus on whom and what he has been following. . . his character seem[s] most likely attributable to the network into which he was born . . . [it's a network of] privileges, wealth, and intellectual-social proclivities [with a] connection with the U.S. government. [It] combines upscale social norms with radical disdain for the rest of America. Barack Obama came of age through these . . .

"[He's] so upscale and so leftist that it makes him almost a foreigner to ordinary Americans . . .

"In the 1950s and '60s few cared where, say, the State Department or foundations such as Ford ended and the CIA began. [I'd say that is true.. I was following the news pretty closely by 1950. If Senator McCarthy mentioned these clowns I was not savvy enough to understand.] . . .

"[After describing how government, foundations and the like are involved, CIA and Ford for examples, in bringing about change "over there" the author brings some very interesting things.]

"[1)] The point here is that this network was formed precisely to help the careers of kindred folk, while ruining those of others, and to move the requisite money and influence unaccountably, erasing evidence that it had done so. Exercising influence abroad on America's behalf—the network's founding purpose—never got in the way of playing a partisan role in American life and, of course, of taking care of its own. [My emphasis]

"[2)] . . . when Congress first authorized the U.S. government's various influence activities abroad it worried loudly and mostly sincerely that these activities might "blow back" onto American political life: The U.S. government, so went the widely accepted argument, might have to say and do all sorts of things abroad, train and deploy any number of operatives in black arts on the whole country's behalf, knowing that these activities and operatives might well be distasteful to any number of Americans at home. Because the U.S. government must not take a partisan part in U.S. domestic life—so went the argument of an era more honest than our own—it must somehow isolate its foreign influence network from domestic life. But preventing blowback was destined to be a pious, futile wish, especially since many of those in the influence network were at least as interested in pressing their vision of social democracy on America as they were in doing it to other countries. Foremost among these was Cord Meyer, who ran CIA's covert activities in "international organizations" beginning in 1954. Between 1962 and 1975 he directed or supervised all CIA covert action. Meyer explained what he was about in his book Facing Reality (1980). [My emphasis]

"[3)] Meyer and his upscale CIA colleagues considered themselves family members of the domestic and international Left. They believed that America's competition with Soviet Communism was to be waged by, for, and among the Left. [They gave] every imaginable form of U.S. government support to persons as far to the political and cultural left as possible . . . Paradigmatic was the Congress for Cultural Freedom, which spawned and fed many "voluntary" organizations at home and abroad with U.S. influence and money. Its director, Michael Josselson, was so little distinguishable from the Communists, his leftism so anti-American, that the U.S. chapter of CCF disaffiliated in protest. Alas, CIA's fires eventually went out of control and singed American life."

[enough quoting already! I'll copy the entire rest of the article.]

It seems that I am about to copy and paste the entire rest of the article so stunning are the revelations.. THAT SENATOR MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT! Again more proof.. IMO.

As for BHO, et al. as I am wont to say:

Obama is the biological and ideological issue of 1960s spoiled brat Marxist-Alinsky campus/street revolutionary rabble.

He is an acolyte of Saul Alinsky and a devoted follower of Rules For Spoiled Brats.

I knew all about these brats.. I just didn't know how high up they were and that our tax dollars were funding them.

61 posted on 07/13/2011 3:42:45 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: reformedliberal

ah yep. The CIA covers it’s own right?


62 posted on 07/13/2011 3:49:17 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: expatguy; onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; seekthetruth; ...
WOW .. if real, that is SO eerie. It IS a W .. with his veins. Holy Moly !! Dear Lord .... heart flips .. no words.


63 posted on 07/13/2011 4:00:40 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: STARWISE


64 posted on 07/13/2011 4:06:21 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: STARWISE

If Petraeus was for us, why would he get the job from the man who desperately wants to destroy us?


65 posted on 07/13/2011 4:06:21 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. --He that hath an ear, let him hear.)
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To: itsahoot

I have always believed his foremost mission and support, at his core, is for the troops. If I see anything that appears
to contradict that belief, I’ll have to sadly adjust to
his being another politician. I pray that isn’t the case.


66 posted on 07/13/2011 4:09:06 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: DJ MacWoW
FReepers have been talking the CIA angle for awhile. We knew. I know you've seen that research too.

Yes, I've seen mention of the CIA angle a time or two, but nothing this extensive, nor anywhere close to this articulate. The author has done an excellent job of making the case that Obama is a Manchurian Candidate.

67 posted on 07/13/2011 4:17:45 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mojito

BTTT!


68 posted on 07/13/2011 4:17:58 PM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: mojito
First off, I'd say it has a higher percent of Arab than being a black african....
69 posted on 07/13/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: STARWISE

So....he is a secret “W” fan?

:)


70 posted on 07/13/2011 4:26:12 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: STARWISE

He is creepy...awful young for veins to be showing like that...makes you wonder about his health...guess his cocktail of drugs he takes to keep him from a meltdown isn’t too good for his health. Makes one think of stroke...


71 posted on 07/13/2011 4:29:27 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: LUV W; onyx
Eeerie .. kinda chilling .. or a reminder, isn't it. This has always been firmly implanted in my mind and soul since the day GWB said it.

"... and an Angel in the whirlwind still directs this storm"

72 posted on 07/13/2011 4:35:34 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: STARWISE
Well ain't that something ;^)
73 posted on 07/13/2011 4:40:07 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: itsahoot; STARWISE

So he’ll know what’s going on and have a “voice”? That may or may not be the reason but it would be mine.


74 posted on 07/13/2011 4:41:24 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Windflier

Unfortunately any info or research was spread over several threads in posts. That does tend to make it less coherent.


75 posted on 07/13/2011 4:43:20 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: shield; STARWISE

Remember the scars on his head.......


76 posted on 07/13/2011 4:44:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: mojito

Wow!


77 posted on 07/13/2011 4:52:02 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: musicman; STARWISE; LucyT; Fred Nerks

We don't know why he was in Pakistan in 1981, but know it was in the company of two Islamist brothers, at a time when such travel was forbidden.

Further, we know his passport file was accessed by a subcontractor in the employ of John Brennan's The Analysis Corp.

That would be John Brennan of CIA, who was The One's first choice for DCI.

Karzai's brother, the alleged CIA asset and reputed drug smuggler, has been silenced.

India attacked--by Pakistan again?

The Pakistan which established the Taliban and housed Osama bin Laden--and welcomed The One in 1981.

Allen Dulles was in Zurich the day Lenin was placed on a sealed train by Germans for transport to Petrograd to destabilize Russia and take the pressure off--Dulles' German interests?

The game is played at a level requiring an ingrained arrogance, the whistling sibilance of history's vanguard.

78 posted on 07/13/2011 4:54:03 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

79 posted on 07/13/2011 5:00:27 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DJ MacWoW
I know ..

This enhanced image purports to show the scar running from the top of the President's head to behind his right ear

Article

That "W" still stops me cold.

80 posted on 07/13/2011 5:04:03 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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