Middle East studies in the News
Palin is Right: If Tea Partiers Were Terrorists, Obama Would Pal Around With Them [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Matthew Vadum
It is a time-honored radical tactic to accuse your enemies of what you do in order to convert a negative into a positive, as the master of political agitation
Saul Alinsky taught.
This explains the Left's newfound interest in the lie that the Tea Party is comprised of "terrorists." (George Neumayr has an excellent pieceon the same topic on the main AmSpec site today.)
Unless you think petitioning the government for lower spending is somehow akin to flying airplanes into buildings, you've got to agree with Sarah Palin, who on this issue is a voice of sanity and common sense.
As President Obama and his merry band of Marxists continue driving America off a cliff, Palin (and columnist Charles Krauthammer) have been pushing back hard against the liberal talking point that Tea Party supporters are terrorists.
Her comments came after Vice President Joe Biden, Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), and their socialist buddies at MSNBC recently breathed new life into the "terrorist" smear. Because President Obama, who himself has ties to real, live terrorists, has not upbraided the vice president, we can safely assume he agrees with Biden.
Said Palin on Fox News Channel:
Of course Palin, who has bigger cojones than most Republicans in Congress, is right.
It's time for a quick refresher course on all the terrorists and terrorism supporters President Obama is buddies with.
As reported in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, Obama worked for ACORN, which until recently was America's largest urban terrorist group. ACORN, along with its thug allies in SEIU who beat up opponents at town hall meetings, routinely uses violence, physical intimidation, and extortion in its long-running war against American businesses. Obama had such a mastery of agitation he taught Saul Alinsky's subversion techniques at the University of Chicago.
Obama's political career was launched at a fundraiser held in the Chicago home of unrepentant Weather Underground bombers Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Ayers, who to the present day refuses to renounce the use of violence to achieve political objectives, participated in a plot to bomb a military dance that would have killed hundreds of people if it had succeeded.
As I note in Subversion Inc., informant Larry Grathwohl witnessed Weather Underground leaders planning to slaughter the one-tenth of the U.S. population they expected would turn out to be "diehard capitalists" incapable of reeducation. These are the kind of people the president of the United States calls friends.
Obama and Ayers also sat together on the boards of the Woods Fund of Chicago and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge where they funneled money to ACORN and other anti-American groups.
Obama belonged to the church of Jeremiah Wright whose fiery anti-American sermons make even liberals wince. Wright blamed America for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and accused the U.S. government of inventing the HIV virus "as a means of genocide against people of color." And under Wright's leadership, his church's newsletter reprinted a terrorist political manifesto by Hamas ofﬁcial Mousa Abu Marzook.
Obama accepted as a fundraising "bundler" Jodie Evans, a co-founder of Code Pink, a radical group that specializes in attacking wounded U.S. soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and makes no effort to conceal its ties to America-hating terrorists worldwide. Code Pink is also working with the Muslim Brotherhood which it hopes will succeed into transforming Egypt into an Islamofascist dictatorship.
Obama welcomed Cornel West, an African-American studies professor at Princeton University, to his campaign team in 2008. West denounces his native land as racist and patriarchal. He has described himself as a "progressive socialist," and has written that "Marxist thought is an indispensable tradition for freedom ﬁghters." He visited Venezuela in 2006 and praised the brutal government of leftist strongman Hugo Chavez.
Obama also welcomed Robert Malley as a foreign policy advisor on his campaign staff. Malley was forced out after it was revealed that he had been meeting with the terrorist group Hamas, which has called for attacks on the United States.
Obama was a friend and frequent dinner companion of Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian-American and former Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) spokesman. Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. Khalidi held a fundraiser for Obama's ill-fated congressional bid in 2000.
It's difficult to find anyone more pro-terrorist than President Obama.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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