(WMR) -- The
political bickering between White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, himself a dual
U.S.-Israeli citizen with strong links, as previously reported by WMR, to the
Mossad, and the Israeli government of Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu is heating up, according to U.S. intelligence sources.
Our sources also report that, currently, the major
impetus for incessant rumors about Obama�s lack of a U.S. birth
certificate is the Netanyahu government. WMR first reported on the attempt to
paint Obama as born in Mombasa, Kenya, after our South African intelligence
sources reported that a group of U.S. intelligence operatives, similar to the
one that Karl Rove dispatched to South Africa in 2004 to dig up dirt on Teresa
Heinz Kerry from South African and Portuguese colonial security files, arrived
in Nairobi to dig up dirt on Obama�s Kenyan-born father and was on the hunt for
a certificate of birth for his son at a Mombasa maternity hospital. The hunt
for dirt on the Obama family, which was known to and approved by key officials
of the Hillary Clinton campaign, turned up empty-handed.
After the birth certificate story was debunked, Netanyahu
resurrected it as a way to pressure Obama from the U.S. fundamentalist
right-wing, a group with which he maintains close political and religious
links. Currently, Israeli propaganda experts are feeding a flurry of derogatory,
bogus �intelligence� on Obama to neocon media outlets in the United
From WMR�s archives: �On February 25, 2008, WMR reported
that Karl Rove was quietly assisting the Clinton campaign in a dirty tricks
operation against Obama. Rove currently works for Fox News, whose owner Rupert
Murdoch, held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. On February 19, a Stanley
[Associates] employee accessed Obama�s file for the second time. Sometime
later that same week, a team of three Americans arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, and
traveled to western Kenya and Barack Obama�s father�s birth place to dig up �dirt�
on Obama�s family. The details of Barack Obama, Sr., now deceased, would have
been readily found in Senator Obama�s passport file. That is the real story, minus
the neocon obfuscation and smoke screen.�
Also, according to WMR�s February 25, 2008, report: �WMR�s
intelligence sources in Africa are reporting that amid the post-election
turmoil wracking Kenya, a three-person team (including a possible Korean-American
woman) arrived in Nairobi last week and began asking questions about Barack
Obama�s father, the late Barack Obama, Sr.
�The team also inquired about the Senator Obama secondary
school in Nyangoma-Kogelo in northwestern Kenya, the area where Obama�s father,
an ethnic Luo, hailed and where his grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango, still
�There are also reports that another political operative has
arrived in South Africa claiming to have personal connections to Obama. The
individual, who is not Cuban, is claiming to be part of an Obama-sponsored
US-Cuba dialog initiative. The individual is reportedly attempting to make
contact with South African Communists �on behalf� of Obama. The South African
Communists contacted are wary of the individual and consider him to be an agent
Passport file rifling
On March 24, 2008, WMR reported: �In another case of neocon
manipulation of the news, the story about Barack Obama�s passport file being
accessed by two employees of Stanley Associates, Inc. of Arlington, Virginia, a
company whose president, Philip Nolan, has donated to the campaigns of Hillary
Clinton and her pal, John McCain supporter Joe Lieberman, has strangely morphed
into a story about another State Department contractor snooping on McCain�s and
Obama�s passport files.
�The story, when it first broke on the evening of March 20,
concentrated on the two employees of Stanley being fingered in the snooping
after a computer system audit automatically discovered that a VIP�s files were
being examined. The initial report from MS-NBC was that the two employees were
fired. There was a follow-up report that a third contractor, who was not fired,
was disciplined for a passport file access infraction.
�But when the neocon owned and operated Washington Times and
Fox News began to report the story, emphasis was shifted to the third employee
who was not fired. It turns out that the employee works for The Analysis
Corporation (TAC), based in McLean, Virginia. It was very convenient for the
neocons to shift the story to TAC because its Chief Executive Officer is John
O. Brennan, a retired CIA official and adviser to the Obama campaign.� [Brennan
is now the deputy National Security Adviser in the Obama White House].
Warning shot by Netanyahu fired at Obama
Recent information obtained by WMR from U.S. intelligence
sources points to the current false birth certificate controversy as merely a �warning
shot� being fired across Obama�s bow by the Netanyahu government. Netanyahu�s
government has been caught leaking �intelligence� on Obama�s history to neocon
news media with the caveat that it is based on bona fide Israeli intelligence
The real issue, WMR is informed, is the distinct possibility
that Obama has been in possession of a passport or passports in addition to his
U.S. passport, all stemming from his past post-undergraduate and possible
pre-graduate work for Business International Corporation, Inc., a non-official
cover �business research� firm in Manhattan that operated on behalf of the
CIA. Obama wrote for a few Business International Corporation
publications as far as his �official� record is concerned.
Obama has apparently gotten tough with the Netanyahu
government, telling the Israeli prime minister that he will not be told what to
do by Netanyahu or Israel. That toughness has earned Obama a place at the top
of Netanyahu�s political hit list.
Netanyahu now apparently stands ready to shift the
controversy away from the birth certificate non-issue to the more problematic
passport issue. In addition to his American passport, Obama may have
traveled in the past, while working for Business International Corporation and
other U.S. intelligence-connected entities, on a British or Indonesian
passport, or both. In addition to Mossad, Britain�s MI-6 is said to be aware of
Obama�s past non-official cover work for the CIA and his past possession of a
British passport. This information was reportedly shared with the Hillary
Clinton campaign, including former President Bill Clinton, by senior
British government officials.
Obama�s post-graduate CIA employment
On February 24, 2009, WMR reported: �After graduating from
Columbia University in 1983, Barack Obama went to work for a firm called
Business International Corporation (BIC), a firm that was linked to economic
intelligence gathering for the CIA.
�For one year, Obama worked as a researcher in BIC�s
financial services division where he wrote for two BIC publications, Financing
Foreign Operations and Business International Money Report, a weekly newsletter.
�An informed source has told WMR that Obama�s tuition debt
at Columbia was paid off by BIC. In addition, WMR has learned that when Obama
lived in Indonesia with his mother and his adoptive father Lolo Soetoro, the
20-year-old Obama, who was known as �Barry Soetoro,� traveled to Pakistan in
1981 and was hosted by the family of Muhammadmian Soomro, a Pakistani
Sindhi who became acting president of Pakistan [allegedly with the support of
the CIA] after the resignation of General Pervez Musharraf on August 18,
2008. [Soomro�s father was Pakistani parliamentarian Ahmed Mian Soomro.
Muhammadmian Soomro, a former official for the Bank of America, International
Bank of Yemen, Faysal Islamic Bank of Bahrain, Muslim Commercial Bank,
Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Federal Bank of Cooperatives, and
National Bank of Pakistan, represented Pakistan at the 2004 funeral of
President Ronald Reagan. Reagan was President while Obama was working on his
unspecified mission for the CIA in Pakistan in 1981].
WMR was told that the Obama/Soetoro trip to Pakistan,
ostensibly to go �partridge hunting� with the Soomros, related to unknown
CIA business. [The Soomro family were political allies of Pakistan People�s
Party (PPP) leaders Begum Nusrat Bhutto, the widow of the slain ex-PPP
Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Benazir Bhutto, their daughter.
Bhutto�s brother, Shah Nawaz Bhutto, was found suffocated in his apartment in
Cannes, France in 1985 under mysterious circumstances. The Soomros, who are
actually a powerful Sindhi clan, continue to be close to the Bhuttos].
�The covert CIA program to assist the Afghan mujaheddin was
already well underway [at the time of Obama�s stay] and Pakistan was the
major base of operations for the CIA�s support [for the rebels]. Obama also
reportedly traveled to India, again, on unknown business for U.S.
intelligence. WMR has been told by
knowledgeable sources that Obama has, in the past, traveled on at least
three passports: U.S., Indonesian, and British.
�BIC also maintained a European subsidiary, Business
International S.A., in Geneva.
�BIC had long been associated with CIA activities since
being founded by Eldridge Haynes, a self-professed liberal Democrat. The BIC
headquarters was located at the prestigious address of 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
in Manhattan. BIC held a series of off-the-record, no press, meetings between
top U.S. business executives and top government officials, including the
President, and the Secretaries of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, and
Labor; the Attorney General, Senate leadership, and the heads of the
Export-Import Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.
�BIC held international meetings in locations like Brussels
and Mexico City. In 1961, a BIC meeting in New Delhi was attended by Indian
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Foreign Minister Morarji Desai, who would
later become Prime Minister [Desai, in 1992, unsuccessfully sued for libel
journalist Seymour Hersh over Hersh�s allegations that Desai passed intelligence
to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger via the CIA during the 1971
India-Pakistan war. The US Supreme Court refused to consider a federal
appeals court decision in Hersh�s favor] . . .�
Obama�s work for a company having ties to the CIA barely registered
a blip on the 2008 presidential campaign radar screen. At the very least, Obama
helped in providing economic intelligence to the CIA as a contract employee. At
most, Obama was, like previous BIC employees who operated abroad for the CIA, a
full-fledged non-official cover (NOC) agent. Since President Obama has
backpedaled on CIA renditions and torture, as well as warrantless electronic
surveillance by U.S. intelligence, he owes the American people a full
explanation of the circumstances behind his being hired by BIC, what his job
actually entailed, and whether he continued to have a relationship with BIC or
any other CIA operation while attending Harvard Law School and thereafter.�
WMR obtained some 1975 Business International Corporation
reports from CIA archives. The output of the firm suggests that it was
primarily providing economic intelligence to the CIA as highlighted by the
headlines from its October and November 1975 reports:
- �The Trading Company: A
New Way to Cope with Global Changes.�
- �Foreign Investors Find
India�s Emergency Rule a Double-Edged Sword.�
- �What Venezuela and
- �Raw Material Producers
Eye the OPEC Model: Who? Where? How?
- �New UK Perspectives:
Wilson�s Economic Plan, Oil and EEC Tensions�
- �Latest from Canberra� [a
report on the ouster of Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam�s government]
[there is also a report on the prospects for New Zealand�s Labor
government seeing its parliamentary majority trimmed].
- �Dwindling Petrodollars
Being Change of Pace to Venezuelan Economy�
- The Big Six Summit in
When Obama was in Pakistan and worked for Business
International, the CIA was involved in a massive espionage campaign in India,
as well as with a significant support network for the anti-Soviet Afghan
mujaheddin in Pakistan. In 1983, while Obama was with Business International in
New York, the first secretary of the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, Henry L.
Wetherbee, was expelled after the Indian Intelligence Bureau exposed his
involvement with an espionage network of three retired Indian Air Force
officers and a civilian. Wetherbee, whose official cover was an embassy policy
planning officer, bought classified information from the Indian officials on
Soviet equipment being provided for Indian Air Force bases. At the time, India
maintained close military relations with the Soviet Union and was opposed to
the U.S. support for the Afghan mujaheddin from bases in Pakistan.
The Pakistan that Obama visited in 1981 on �unknown� CIA
business was awash in CIA agents providing Afghan Islamist guerrillas with
caches of weapons from old Lee-Enfield rifles to Kalashnikov automatic rifles
and rocket launchers to mortars, many of which were from Chinese sources.
It was in the environment of Indian-Pakistani
antagonism, coupled with U.S.-Soviet rivalry in nearby Afghanistan, that young
Obama was immersed while involved with NOC activities on behalf of the CIA in
the early 1980s. While Obama traveled to Pakistan on his Indonesian passport,
the CIA�s hand-picked dictator, President Suharto, was crushing his political
opposition, among them some of his longtime associates who criticized Suharto�s
dictatorship: A. W. Fatwa, sentenced to 18 years in prison for �subversive�
activities; General Hartono Dharsono, sentenced to seven years on the same
charges; and former senior minister Slamet Bratanata and General Abdul Haris
Nasution, who helped Suharto gain power.
There is a certain optimism by Obama administration
officials about the ouster of governments around the world unfriendly to American
interests in the Business International reports, suggesting that Obama�s early
work for the CIA front favorably exposed him to the notion that the overthrow
of governments is in the best interests of the United States. Obama�s reaction
to the recent military right-wing coup against President Manuel Zelaya in
Honduras suggests possible influence on him at a young age to such
imperialistic American policies. Obama also does not appear to be bothered by
the actions of U.S.-supported dictators who act in the very same manner as
Suharto during Obama�s childhood in Jakarta.
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Emanuel, for his part, realizes that his future depends on
the success of the Obama�s presidency. Knowing that he would not last long in a
Biden administration or a weakened lame duck Obama administration, Emanuel, WMR
is told, is retaliating fiercely against the volley of political threats from
Netanyahu and his chief advisers.
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