June 14, 2011
FBI Probes Chicago Peace Groups and Labor Organizers: Some Crossed Paths With ObamaTopics: Police Brutality and Corruption
Stanley Kurtz, on Peter Wallsten's story in the WaPo today regarding the F.B.I investigation of prominent peace activists and labor organizers for possible ties to terrorism:
... some of the investigation's targets include "Chicagoans who crossed paths with Obama when he was a young state senator." This includes, for example, according to Wallsten, Hatem Abudayyeh, executive director of the Arab American Action Network, founded by Rashid Khalidi. (I tell the story of Obama's ties to AAAN here.) According to the search warrants, investigators are tracking possible "material support" for "Columbian and Palestinian groups designated by the U.S. government as terrorists." Wallsten suggests that the probe might be awkward for Obama, given his need for support from some of the leftist and labor groups involved.Read all of Kurtz' comments here.
... The ultimate merits of this probe aside, there is no doubt that Obama was deeply immersed in a world where labor and socialist community organizing networks (that Jan Schakowsky was intimately a part of at the time) offered political support to revolutionary leftist movements in Latin America.
Take the time to read Wallsten's piece here. Being that it's in the WaPo it's no surprise that Wallsten's piece is titled "Activists cry foul over FBI probe" and is from the view of the activists crying foul over being investigated ...
instead of something more appropriate like "FBI probes Activists over possible ties to terrorism" and focusing on the investigation of the activists. After all, it's not the F.B.I that may have committed a crime.
Worthy of mention here is the fact that Stanley Kurtz titled his well documented book "Radical-in-Chief", and it was for a very good reason. At the very least, Barack Obama is a hard-core socialist that has had ties with radical socialists, community organizers, peace activists, and supporters of Palestinian terrorists.
Other coverage: Union Militants Organize Against FBI's Terror-Tie Investigation
Posted by Richard at June 14, 2011 10:25 AM
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