From Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media
In a front page story about a major FBI terrorism investigation, The Washington Post has reported that the targets include “Chicagoans who crossed paths with Obama when he was a young state senator and some who have been active in labor unions that supported his political rise.” The implication is that the trail could lead to the White House.
This is an unusual investigation that does not primarily involve Islamists. Instead, it is focused on elements of the old international communist networks that many people mistakenly thought had faded away with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Those under investigation are suspected of providing support to foreign terrorist organizations such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the Middle East, a Marxist group. The Post called them “Colombian and Palestinian groups designated by the U.S. government as terrorists.”
The investigations came into public view last September when the FBI raided the homes of several “activists,” as the Post called them. Some lived in Chicago.
One of the targets, Tom Burke, was a union organizer for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He was so confident he would get a fair shake from the Post that he provided the paper with a photo of himself shaking hands with Barack Obama. The other apparent intention was to send a message to the President and Attorney General Eric Holder that any investigation of Burke might lead to Obama.
The Post suggested that investigations of labor union activists might jeopardize their support for Obama’s 2012 presidential run. Indeed, it could therefore threaten his re-election bid, if investigations determine that the activists did more than “cross paths” with the President.
Deep inside the article, in the 29th paragraph, we find out that some of the “activists” are associated with a group known as the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), a Marxist-Leninist organization. Burke is a member of the FRSO, which the Post admitted was “far left.”
The obvious question is why Obama, as a state senator in Illinois, would ever have “crossed paths” with such people. The answer goes beyond just union support for the candidate. The “far-left” networks that include the FRSO, the Communist Party USA, the New American Movement, and the Democratic Socialists of America backed and even spawned Obama’s political career. Don’t forget that Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn hosted a fundraiser for his first run for political office. The same networks also backed CIA Director Leon Panetta’s career when he was a congressman from Santa Cruz, California. This helps explain why Obama would pick Panetta, with no intelligence background, to run the intelligence agency. They are cut from the same cloth.
Nevertheless, on Tuesday, the Senate voted 100-0 in favor of Panetta’s nomination as Secretary of Defense. It was a classic case of “head in the sand” politics, ignoring not only Panetta’s long-time relationship with Communist Party member Hugh DeLacy but his record as a congressman in undercutting then-President Reagan’s pro-defense policies at every turn.
Obama and Panetta were players in the “progressive” community, which since the days of Henry Wallace, presidential candidate of the Progressive Party, has had a red tint. Obama had his own communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party member under FBI investigation for 19 years, while Panetta gave DeLacy, who had traveled to China to meet with Soviet and Chinese intelligence agents, sensitive reports on U.S. military matters. Any notion that Panetta had no awareness of DeLacy’s Communist affiliation was obliterated when Panetta in 1983 inserted a tribute to DeLacy into the Congressional Record, praising his resistance to “McCarthyism.”
Former FBI agent Max Noel once told me that the Bureau used to investigate candidates for federal employment by analyzing Character, Associates, Reputation, and Loyalty to the United States. The first letters in those words make up the acronym CARL. By the standard of “A”—Associates—Panetta flunks. But so does Obama.
Another sensitive case involves Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and wife of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner. Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack have reported that Arab newspapers have revealed that Huma Abedin’s mother is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group whose goal is to subvert Western civilization. Jamie Glazov of Front Page Magazine asks Robert Spencer, “There is a remote possibility that Abedin is actually being deceptive in her marriage to Weiner to follow Muslim Brotherhood instructions and to infiltrate the U.S. government, correct?” Spencer replies, “Certainly. That is a very real possibility, and it should be investigated. But the only ones who have the means to do so are mainstream media journalists who are either clueless or complicit.”
It may also be the case that the FBI never investigated Abedin’s background.
As the FBI does not vet presidential candidates for national security purposes, we know there would have been no FBI investigation into Obama’s own background, associations, loyalty, and overall fitness for office. The FBI only probes those being considered for some federal positions under the president. They should have therefore investigated Panetta. But there is no indication that he was ever properly vetted. Now he is confirmed as Secretary of Defense because conservative Republican Senators were apparently afraid of being accused of McCarthyism for questioning his past associations.
On the other hand, the “progressives” are raising hell with Obama and want him to rein in the FBI. They want to further emasculate the agency charged with ferretting out subversives and terrorist support networks.
As the Post noted, “nine members of Congress have written letters to the administration” complaining about the FBI probe of Burke and other activists. The Post even noted that another one of the targets of the investigation, a union organizer named Tracy Molm, managed to arrange a meeting with Holder himself.
One of these congressional members is Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison, the foremost critic of Rep. Peter King’s hearings into radical Islam in America. “Shortly after the raids,” Ellison said, “I made inquiries to the FBI field office for more information. FBI Special Agent Boelter confirmed that an investigation was ongoing. He informed me that due to the pending nature of the investigation, he was prohibited from sharing any further information. However he gave me assurance that the purpose of the searches and service of subpoenas was not to punish or to suppress protected First Amendment activity.”
Pro-Marxist activist Medea Benjamin has said she managed to have a few words with Holder as well to complain about the probes. She is with the Code Pink group that travels to Gaza to meet with the terrorist group Hamas. She is also a staunch ally of Adam Kokesh, the “Russia Today” TV star who openly admits that he functions as a paid Russian agent of the Vladimir Putin regime.
Holder is receptive to this kind of appeal because of his friendship with Obama and record as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration for facilitating pardons and clemency for terrorists from the Puerto Rican FALN and Weather Underground. It is this record that puts the current investigations by the FBI in serious jeopardy.
The Post article has to be seen as a signal to Holder from those around Obama that he must act quickly to close down these investigations before they get too close for comfort to the Oval Office. First, however, he has to make sure that the congressional investigations don’t get too close to Holder himself. It won’t look good for the Attorney General to be personally implicated in knowledge of the federal gunrunning schemes now under Congressional investigation that provided weapons to Mexican narco-terrorist cartels. The evidence already shows that federal authorities let guns fall into the hands of known criminals.
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“Bureau used to investigate candidates for federal employment by analyzing Character, Associates, Reputation, and Loyalty to the United States. The first letters in those words make up the acronym CARL. By the standard of “A”—Associates—Panetta flunks. But so does Obama.”
Obama flunks in all four areas…
I’ve asked this before and I’m going to ask this again. Is anyone aware that according to the United States Constitution, that Barak Husein Obama is in the Oval Office ILLEGALLY?
The connections between Communism and Islam should not be lightly dismissed, not the possiblity they are united in the one man in the most powerful postion in the world, the POTUS. Just about every other Cabinet position, department and agency in the amdinistration are controlled by Obama appointees or hired guns. The likihood that they are Communist, Muslims, or both, are high. If that’s not enough to alarm you, you’re not paying attention, or don’t give a damn.
I guess McCarthy had the right idea, if he had not died we might not be going through this now. I would rather be called a McCarthyite than a maxist thank you. Since when is communism OK? W ehave given over everything to that communsit country China, oh but is OK, they are capitolists now, they are still commies. Things are pretty bad when Russia thinks we are worse off now than Germany was under Hitler, we certainly have more concentration camps, FEMA camps, one in every state and we allow it? Shame on us for all of this.
I doubt it, because if hey poke behind the curtain they will find that their boss is a certified criminal and a poser, the real Manchurian Candidate, whose loyalty is to ideas alien and foreign to this country and its tradition.
Adam Kokesh, the “Russia Today” TV star who openly admits that he functions as a paid Russian agent of the Vladimir Putin regime.
Where can this claim be validated?
But does the FBI have the fortitude to show up at the White House and frog march Obama out of there should the evidence warrent it? That’s the question.
This adminsitration is by far (in my lifetime) the most communist packed I can remember.
yea we the American people are under attack, I saw this coming a mile away if you practice the 1st Amendment and say the government sucks and sold us out, talk about the constitution, or bill of rights your a terrorist. When I went to school they told me the constitution was the Supreme law of the land. It still is at my house !Police are kicking down doors and shooting people like we live in a 3rd world country.I saw a girl get arrested the other day for standing in her front yard. Communism is a system of government its not illegal. I learned about it in school. This Is the United States we can talk about what we want with whoever we want, where we want, even if no one likes it.That what makes us the United States of America.
Obama didn’t do any of this, 30 year of deregulation and people investing US Dollars in every country but here. They created a housing bubble to hide all the crap they did and it blew up.Your Economy is in China you can find all the US Dollars there now, in the American factories that are now in China. Talk to the rich and greedy about how that all happened. How Bush create these war and terrorism so he could export us, while we weren’t looking. When Obama got here we were already gone!
In “Witness”, Whittaker Chambers also says that after he turned and was exposing the communists and their apparatus, a friend passed on his information right to FDR in the White House. Chambers never even got a phone call or anything else from the administration. He began to put the pieces together. A friend then said to him that he could understand why the communists let Chambers live, but not why the administration would.
This is all going to expose things to certain people and from how they react as a result of knowing, we will begin to understand where they stand.
You guys are so effing retarded it’s literally scary.
ARE YOU BLIND , WHY DONT YOU WAKE UP AND LOOK AROUND. IN YOUR LIFE TIME IF WE DONT DO SOMETHING , YOU WILL SEE THE INSIDE OF A CONCENTRATION CAMP. WOULDNT THAT BE A BEAUTIFUL THING.YOU HAVE YOUR HEAD SO FAR UP YOUR ASS YOU CANT SEE CLEARLY. I ASSURE YOU THE GOVERMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND.
“…effing retarded…? Really?
Besides calling people names, what have you got? What do you “know?”
Based on your comment, you must be a card-carrying liberal. At least two distinguishing characteristics are prominent in every liberal: 1) convinced they possess a superior intellect, which leads to their continually lecturing and legislating others on how to live their lives (despite regularly mucking up their own, proving no one has a lock on stupidity), and 2) inability to sense danger (a terrible attribute leading to countless domestic and foreign policy blunders).
Most would probably throw in two more (I would): an inexplicable lack of common sense and routinely blatant hypocrisy.
That’s 3 out of 4 for you and you barely got started.
Gee, Matt, are you such a drone moron that you don’t realize what your dear anointed one has done to our freedom and liberty?
Did you realize, for example, that, despite the fact that our Representatives and our Senators OVERWHELMINGLY defeated the so-called “Dream Act”, giving amnesty to millions of illegals here, sucking us dry with all their entitlement programs, that last Friday, the tyrant Obama issued YET ANOTHER ‘executive order’ which effectively put into law the very same Dream Act which we all said NO to very loudly.
President Obama today is the GREATEST SINGLE THREAT to our nation that we have ever faced. He must be removed immediately by whatever means necessary.
Read the (well researched) book “Radical in Chief” by Stanley Kurtz — the activities of individuals and groups in and around Chicago, and in and around Barack Hussein Obama, will chill your blood.
Even more disturbing are the book’s expose of their (Communist theorist Andre Gorz inspired) plans to collapse our economic system through “non-reformist reforms.” Once one understands what those are (as the book explains), one recognizes the fingerprints all over Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, TARP, etc.
“1984” is looking more like a “future history” book all the time.
As more and more light gets shined on the problem, the solution becomes less and less obvious. Those of us that are awake and looking for a REAL solution to all of this are, at least for me, becoming disillusioned with ALL of those in DC. These fools are in every corner and are simply gnawing away at our Liberty and we are at a loss to stop them.
Remember, and tell everyone you know,
“If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you aren’t a racist, you MUST vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you aren’t an IDIOT!
This is a very disturbing article on so many levels, one being the fact that the GOP approved Panetta unanimously..ignorant hacks, the whole lot of them. Do they not have internet access out there in DC? No staff to research Panetta and his ties?? Insane..
But this story of the California businessman, Tom Fife, way back in those happy days of America.. before Obama was elected, if true was truly prophetic: a ‘Russian communist told me in 1992 that America’s first communist president would be Black man named Barack..’ Seems that the communist was dead on.
Sounds like the man either was prophetic, or has a better grasp on the way American politics worka and can be manipulated than many Americans do.
Oh, and PS, I forgot, he also said that what the communists were achieving was a revolution, and that conservatism alone could not defeat it. What was needed was a counter-revolution, because the entire 20th Century was all about revolution and counter revolution. It made me think we all need to do much more, like getting into people’s faces to make them wake up and see the light before it’s too late.
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least. I’m slowly reading “Witness” by Whittaker Chambers. He was an American communist who did underground work in the 1930’s. Apart from really learning about how the communists operated (and probably still do to a large extent) in the USA, the things he tells as part of his own story are so familiar to me from what I’ve learned since Obama was elected, that I feel my blood go cold at times. And also, he tells about a communist apparatus based in Hawaii that the Communist Party went to for forged documents like passports, birth certificates, etc. Just writing this makes my legs go weak again. If you want to gain an insiders understanding of how the communists think and work, read this book. I think I’m partly reading it so slowly because I make sure I understand as much as I can, and I digest what I’ve read. Plus, I read several books at once. Other books that are good to read along with this one are “Dupes”, and also “Radical-In-Chief”.
It’s become painfully obvious that Obama is communist. People seem to laugh at the mere word communist.They seem to think since the Soviet union was broken up communism is not a threat. Think again folks. It’s bigger and more powerful than ever before in this country. It lives and thrives within the democratic party.
Ken, You are dead on on correct
Indeed the communists and socialist progressives are hard at work in this nation, and very, very much alive. They have done what Van Jones has – turned over the radical pose for the end radical goals to be achieved. In short, camoflage the picture and make the ends justify the means as long as you succeed.
They are doing just that, and with Mr Obama, we are very close, maybe days or a few months, from some kind of ‘event’ occuring that will allow him to make sweeping power grabs and end the freedom loving Republic which we have.
Only the people themselves stand between his nightmare utopia ccoming to life, or the restoration of the nation one part and step at a time.
The communists lost power in the Soviet Union and decided the USA was fair game.
The communists actually realised that they couldn’t defeat the United States militarily, so they decided that by stealth and infiltration they’d be more successful. They also knew that the liberals would be easily led by their noses. Attack a communist and liberals feel attacked. They are useful idiots to the core. And, as they say, the Soviet Union is gone, but all the communists are still there.
Electing Obama was the biggest mistake America ever made. Ever.
I only hope that this is true, and that the FBI is on the side of the American people and the constitution. Same goes for the military.
I would like to recommend that you go to this website, http://www.trunews.com/listen_now.htm , and go to Wednesday, 6/1/11. What you will hear from the guest, Tom Fife, will just add more credibility to your believes.
WITHOUT A MAJOR REVOLT FROM SANE MINDED, AMERICA LOVING, TAXPAYING CITIZENS, NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.
IF WE CONTINUE TO JUST WRITE E-MAILS AND COMPLAIN TO EACHOTHER, WE ARE ALL DOOMED AND AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT WILL PERISH.