Many times I've written that United States President Barack Hussein Obama must have been chosen as a "cast director's dream." He's tall and can follow directions. I feel that he was groomed and chosen for the Presidency. Height is important, since statistics show that the taller candidate generally wins. He's half-black but speaks like a Caucasian, because he was raised by his white mother and her family.
Lots has been written and produced on "film" about the "holes" in his story, including his place of birth. There are many good questions about his academic past, because although he was editor of the Law Review, no articles he wrote have ever been released. There are many more questions, legitimate ones.
The key question concerns "who has been backing him?"
A friend just sent me this article which sheds from very strong light on the subject.
This article offers some possible answers to that nagging question:
Al-Mansour told Jarrett that he had presented the “proposed special aid program to OPEC Secretary-General Rene Ortiz” in September 1979, and that “the first indications of Arab help to American blacks may be announced in December.” Maybe so, but I looked high and wide in newspapers in 1979 and 1980 for any other stories about this aid package funded by OPEC and never found it verified....
What possible significance could all this have? We may never know, but Vernon Jarrett, back in 1979, thought that OPEC’s intention to fund black and minority education would have huge political ramifications. As Jarrett wrote:
“The question of financial aid from the Arabs could raise a few extremely interesting questions both inside and outside the black community. If such contributions are large and sustained, the money angle may become secondary to the sociology and politics of such an occurrence.” (1)
He was, of course, right.
As Jarrett suggests, any black institutions and presumably individuals who became beholden to Arab money might be expected to continue the trend of American “new black advocacy for a homeland for the Palestinians” and presumably for other Islamic and Arabic interests in the Middle East. For that reason, if for no other, the question of how President Obama’s college education was funded is of considerably more than academic interest.
Apropos to Obama's Presidency, yesterday I reviewed Ruthie Blum's new book, the very well-written, To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the "Arab Spring". The Jerusalem Post has published an excerpt from it. They davka included the very same Bernard Lewis quotation I used in my review:
Lewis explained: “Remember when Groucho Marx said: ‘I wouldn’t want to become a member of any club that would have me?’”
“Yes...” Pahlavi hesitated, not yet getting the connection.
“Well, our media’s posture – like our foreign policy – is to shun any government that wants our friendship, and to placate and pursue our enemies.”
I highly recommend you buy and read Blum's book.