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What do CAIR, Anna Chapman, and Rep. Mark Siljander have in common?

Question: What do CAIR, Anna Chapman, and Rep. Mark Siljander have in common?

This recent article reveals the eye-opening answer to this question-You Decide:

Foreign Agents: What CAIR, Anna Chapman, and Rep. Mark Siljander Have in CommonPosted on Education News-By Adam Savit-On July 18, 2010:

http://www.educationnews.org/breaking_news/washington/95921.html

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

Late last month provocative pictures of alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman graced newspapers and blogs worldwide. The stories alongside the mandatory eye-candy featured scandalous accounts of “spying” and “espionage.” But despite the insinuations, the Russian “spies” in question were never charged with spying or espionage.

Fox News reported that instead the ten Russians in American custody were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and “failing to register with the Department of Justice as Foreign Agents under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).”  FARA, first enacted in 1938 to counter Nazi infiltration, is a disclosure statute requiring entities acting in the U.S. on behalf of a “foreign principal” (in this case the Russian government) to register and make periodic disclosure of their relationship.

Another U.S.-based entity that has been accused of violating FARA – by the Center for Security Policy and other leading intelligence and counter-terrorism sources – is the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).  The CAIR Observatory.org website (http://www.cairobervatory.org) documents that CAIR has received $6.6 million in cash and loans and $54.5 million in pledges from foreign principals based in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait; has met and coordinated with representatives of those foreign principals on more than 30 occasions; and has carried out over 70 political and propaganda operations on behalf of those same foreign principals.

Shortly after 9/11 CAIR released a carefully qualified statement: “We do not support directly or indirectly, or receive support from, any overseas… government.”

Unfortunately for CAIR, FARA § 611 (b) defines a “foreign principal” far more broadly than just a foreign government. It can also be a foreign political party, partnership, association, corporation, organization, or even an individual based outside of the United States.

For a 72-year-old law, the FARA statute is very much alive and kicking in 2010. We’re seeing it in the news nearly every week now. Underfunded and underestimated, the attorneys in the small FARA office are protecting America’s security, in spite of an increasingly politicized DOJ environment.

Just last week former Congressman Mark D. Siljander of Michigan pleaded guilty to violating FARA in connection with his work for a foreign organization; namely the Islamic American Relief Agency, a.k.a. the Islamic Africa Relief Agency (IARA), a non-governmental “charity” based in Khartoum, Sudan.  The IARA allegedly paid Mr. Siljander $75,000 in exchange for his lobbying efforts to have its name removed from a U.S. Senate Finance Committee list of terror-supporting organizations.

The Siljander case is nearly a point-by-point match for CAIR’s work as an agent for “foreign principals” in the United Arab Emirates in the wake of the Dubai Ports scandal of 2006.  As part of a senior CAIR delegation to Dubai in May 2006, Board Chairman Parvez Ahmad stated, “If the image of Islam and Muslims is not repaired in America, Muslim and Arab business interests will continue to be on a downward slide in the US.”  CAIR was meeting with Khalaf Al Habtoor and other wealthy Dubai businessmen to solicit up to $50 million in donations to fund a public relations campaign in the US.  CAIR’s Ahmad assured the audience, “Do not think about your contributions as donations. Think about it from the perspective of rate of return. The investment of $50 million will give you billions of dollars in return for 50 years.”

Within days of the fundraiser UAE Minister of Finance Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum endorsed a proposal to build an endowment property for CAIR in the U.S.  CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said, ‘The endowment will serve as a source of income and will further allow us to reinvigorate our media campaign…

Note: This recent report and article relate to and/or support the above article and/or blog post-You Decide:

Inside the Ring: Counterspies hunt Russian mole inside National Security AgencyPosted on The Washington Times-By Bill Gertz, The Washington Times-On December 1, 2010:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/1/inside-the-ring-843880610/?s=al&promo_code=B3D1-1

The Russian Agents, Obama, and the Cover-upPosted USASurvival.org-By Cliff Kincaid-On July 16, 2010:

http://www.usasurvival.org/docs/russian_agents.pdf

Russia’s Putin sings with expelled agentsPosted on Yahoo News-By The Associated Press-On July 25, 2010:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100725/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_singing_spies

Note: The above article and report relate to and/or support my blog posts-You Decide:

Is it time to call for Obama’s resignation!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/is-it-time-to-call-for-obamas-resignation/

The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/the-islamic-infiltration-inside-our-government-armed-with-our-secrets/

Are Intelligence Personnel Empowered to Employ Their Ingenuity and Resourcefulness to Connect The Dots?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/are-intelligence-personnel-empowered-to-employ-their-ingenuity-and-resourcefulness-to-connect-the-dots/

“Food For Thought”

“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”

Semper Fi!

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Question:   Should Shirley Sherrod’s hiring by the USDA be investigated because of her background and the USDA’s agenda that may have played a part in explaining her sudden departure from the agency?

This recent article reveals the eye-opening answer to this question-You Decide:

Shirley Sherrod’s Disappearing Act: Not So FastPosted on The Washington Examiner-By Tom Blumer, Special to The Examiner-On July 20, 2010:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/opinion-zone/2010/07/shirley-sherrods-disappearing-act-not-so-fast/1173

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

“My oh my, that happened quickly. Perhaps too quickly.

Until yesterday, Shirley Sherrod was Georgia Director of Rural Development for the USDA. Earlier in the day at Big Government, Andrew Breitbart put up a video that exposed Ms. Sherrod as someone all too willing to discriminate based on race.

Within hours of the video’s release, USDA Director Tom Vilsack announced Sherrod’s resignation, and in the process issued an exceptionally strong condemnation (“We are appalled by her actions … Her actions were shameful … she gave no indication she had attempted to right the wrong she had done to this man”).

The NAACP, at whose Freedom Fund Banquet Sherrod spoke of her discriminatory posture, and at which the audience seemed to indicate approval of her outlook, followed a short time later, virtually echoing Vilsack.

So I guess we’re supposed to forget about Shirley Sherrod from this point forward.

Not just yet. Luckily, she’s not going away quietly, and is complaining about Fox News and the Tea Party causing her dismissal. Keep it up, ma’am, because you and the USDA both deserve further scrutiny.

Ms. Sherrod’s previous background, the circumstances surrounding her hiring, and the USDA’s agenda may all play a part in explaining her sudden departure from the agency. These matters have not received much scrutiny to this point.

An announcement of Ms. Sherrod’s July 2009 appointment to her USDA position at ruraldevelopment.org gives off quite a few clues:

RDLN Graduate and Board Vice Chair Shirley Sherrod was appointed Georgia Director for Rural Development by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 25. Only days earlier, she learned that New Communities, a group she founded with her husband and other families (see below) has won a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack.

What?

The news that follows at the link, which appears to pre-date the announcement of Ms. Sherrod’s appointment, provides further details:

Minority Farm Settlement:

Justice Achieved – Congratulations to Shirley and Charles Sherrod!

We have wonderful news regarding the case of New Communities, Inc., the land trust that Shirley and Charles Sherrod established, with other black farm families in the 1960’s. At the time, with holdings of almost 6,000 acres, this was the largest tract of black-owned land in the country.

… Over the years, USDA refused to provide loans for farming or irrigation and would not allow New Communities to restructure its loans. Gradually, the group had to fight just to hold on to the land and finally had to wind down operations.

… The cash (settlement) award acknowledges racial discrimination on the part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the years 1981-85. … New Communities is due to receive approximately $13 million ($8,247,560 for loss of land and $4,241,602 for loss of income; plus $150,000 each to Shirley and Charles for pain and suffering). There may also be an unspecified amount in forgiveness of debt. This is the largest award so far in the minority farmers law suit (Pigford vs Vilsack).

The Pigford matter goes back a long way, and to say the least has a checkered history, as this May 27, 2010 item at Agri-Pulse demonstrates (bolds are mine):

As part of a April 14, 1999 class action case settlement, commonly known as the Pigford case, U.S. taxpayers have already provided over $1 billion in cash, non-credit awards and debt relief to almost 16,000 black farmers who claimed that they were discriminated against by USDA officials as they “farmed or attempted to farm.” In addition, USDA’s Farm Service Agency spent over $166 million on salaries and expenses on this case from 1999-2009, according to agency records.

Members of Congress may approve another $1.15 billion this week to settle cases from what some estimate may be an additional 80,000 African-Americans who have also claimed to have been discriminated against by USDA staff.

Settling this case is clearly a priority for the White House and USDA. Secretary Vilsack described the funding agreement reached between the Administration and advocates for black farmers early this year as “an important milestone in putting these discriminatory claims behind us for good and in achieving finality for this group of farmers with longstanding grievances.”

However, confronted with the skyrocketing federal deficit, more officials are taking a critical look at the billion dollars spent thus far and wondering when these discrimination cases will ever end. Already, the number of people who have been paid and are still seeking payment will likely exceed the 26,785 black farmers who were considered to even be operating back in 1997, according to USDA. That’s the year the case initially began as Pigford v. (then Agriculture Secretary) Glickman and sources predicted that, at most, 3,000 might qualify.

At least one source who is extremely familiar with the issue and who asked to remain anonymous because of potential retribution, says there are a number of legitimate cases who have long been denied their payments and will benefit from the additional funding. But many more appear to have been solicited in an attempt to “game” the Pigford system.

Here are just a few questions about Ms. Sherrod that deserve answers:

  • Was Ms. Sherrod’s USDA appointment an unspoken condition of her organization’s settlement?
  • How much “debt forgiveness” is involved in USDA’s settlement with New Communities?
  • Why were the Sherrods so deserving of a combined $300,000 in “pain and suffering” payments — amounts that far exceed the average payout thus far to everyone else? ($1.15 billion divided by 16,000 is about $72,000)?
  • Given that New Communities wound down its operations so long ago (it appears that this occurred sometime during the late 1980s), what is really being done with that $13 million in settlement money?

Here are a few bigger-picture questions:

  • Did Shirley Sherrod resign so quickly because the circumstances of her hiring and the lawsuit settlement with her organization that preceded it might expose some unpleasant truths about her possible and possibly sanctioned conflicts of interest?
  • Is USDA worried about the exposure of possible waste, fraud, and abuse in its handling of Pigford?
  • Did USDA also dispatch Sherrod hastily because her continued presence, even for another day, might have gotten in the way of settling Pigford matters quickly?

The media and the blogosphere shouldn’t be so quick to forget about Shirley Sherrod.”

Note:  What follows are numerous articles and/or blog posts and videos that relate to and/or support the above article and/or blog post-You Decide:

City Dwellers Got $394 Million in Farm Subsidies!-Posted on FoxNews.com-By Elizabeth MacDonald-On June 24, 2011:

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/06/24/city-dwellers-got-34-million-in-farm-subsidies-watchdog-group-says/

Investigate ‘Fraud-Plagued’ $1.15-Billion Settlement With Black Farmers!Posted on CNSNews.com-By Susan Jones-On June 18, 2011:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/115-billion-going-whom-investigate-fraud

No More Taxpayer Money to Settle ‘Fraudulent’ Pigford II Claims!-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Susan Jones-On June 16, 2011:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/no-more-taxpayer-money-settle-fraudulent

Video: “500%” of Black US Farmers Sign Up for Reparations From Obama Administration Program!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFtYCXkvW0Q&feature=player_embedded

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley Supports ‘Dr.’ John Boyd!– Posted on Big Government-By Lee Stranahan-On April 13, 2011:

http://biggovernment.com/lstranahan/2011/04/13/republican-sen-chuck-grassley-supports-dr-john-boyd/

Pigford Blues: The Curious Case of Dr. John Boyd!Posted on Big Government-By Lee Stranahan-On April 12, 2011:

http://biggovernment.com/lstranahan/2011/04/12/pigford-blues-the-curious-case-of-dr-john-boyd/

Pigford Files: What Is the John Boyd Institute?Posted on Big Government-By Lee Stranahan-On February 25, 2011:

http://biggovernment.com/lstranahan/2011/02/25/pigford-files-what-is-the-john-boyd-institute/

Pigford’s Harvest: ‘From the Feb. 21, 2010, issue of NR.!’Posted on National Review Online-By Daniel Foster-On February 17, 2011:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/259776/ipigfordi-s-harvest-daniel-foster

Black Farmers Betrayed by Congressional Black Caucus!-Posted on Big Government-By Lee Stranahan-On January 18, 2011:

http://biggovernment.com/lstranahan/2011/01/18/black-farmers-betrayed-by-congressional-black-caucus/

Lawyer Admits Hundreds of Black Farmers Conned Govt!-Posted on Big Government-By Lee Stranahan-On December 19, 2010:

http://biggovernment.com/lstranahan/2010/12/19/pigford-video-blockbuster-key-black-farmers-lawyer-admits-clients-got-away-with-murder/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29

A Black Farmer Blows the Whistle on the Black Farmer Settlement!Posted on Big Government-By Jimmy Dismuke-On December 6, 2010:

http://biggovernment.com/jdismuke/2010/12/06/a-black-farmer-blows-the-whistle-on-the-black-farmer-settlement/#more-203741

Pigford and New Black Panthers: Friends at DOJPosted on Big Government-By J. Christian Adams-On December 2, 2010:

http://biggovernment.com/jcadams/2010/12/02/pigford-and-new-black-panthers-friends-at-doj/

“Give Them the Wealth”: Obama’s Stealth Reparations!Posted on Floyd Reports-By Ben Johnson-On October 20, 2011:

http://floydreports.com/give-them-the-wealth-obamas-stealth-reparations/

Video: “500%” of Black US Farmers Sign Up for Reparations From Obama Administration Program!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFtYCXkvW0Q&feature=player_embedded

Obama Wants $1.25 B to Compensate up to 66,000 African American Farmers for USDA Discrimination in 1981-96; Census Says African American Farmers Peaked at 33,000 in Those YearsPosted on CNSNews.com-By Nicholas Ballasy-On October 14, 2010:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-wants-125-b-compensate-66000-afric

Obama is sneaking “Reparations” by us to buy Black votes with our money-Posted on The Coach is Right-By Kevin “Coach” Collins-On September 2, 2010:

http://www.coachisright.com/obama-is-sneaking-“reparations”-by-us-to-buy-black-votes-with-our-money/#

Ousted worker Sherrod rejects return to Ag agency-Posted on Yahoo News-By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press Writer-On August 24, 2010:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100824/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_usda_racism_resignation

Slave-labor conditions at Sherrods’ farm?Posted on Pajamas Media-By Zombie-On August 5, 2010:

http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2010/08/05/slave-labor-conditions-at-sherrods-farm/

Massa Shirley Sherrod? ”Black Conservatives Speak Out on Leftist Accusations About Past Unfair Labor Practices From New Civil Rights Hero”Posted on The National Center for Public Policy Research-On August 3, 2010:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR_Sherrod_New_Communities_080310.html

Sherrod’s Hiring Should be InvestigatedPosted on Vision to American-By Ben Shapiro, Big Government-On July 22, 2010:

http://www.visiontoamerica.org/story/sherrods-hiring-should-be-investigated.html?utm_source=Vision+to+America+Announcements&utm_campaign=47b56a68dc-Vision_to_America_Announcements_7_23_2010&utm_medium=email

WJBO Host Apparently Not All That Interested In Shirley Sherrod Story (UPDATED)Posted on The Hayride-On July 20, 2010:

http://thehayride.com/2010/07/wjbo-host-apparently-not-all-that-interested-in-shirley-sherrod-story/

Persistent Issue of Race Is in the Spotlight, AgainPosted on The New York Times-By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG-On July 22, 2010:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/23/us/politics/23sherrod.html?nl=us&emc=politicsemailemb2

DNC Chair Kaine Complains of Media Effort to ‘Brand’ Sherrod, but Stops Short of Calling FoxNews ‘Racist’Posted on CNSNews.com-By Jane McGrath-On July 30, 2010:

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=70243

Note:  These articles relate to and/or support my blog posts-You Decide:

President and DOJ have contributed to the racial mess in our country!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/president-and-doj-have-contributed-to-the-racial-mess-in-our-country/

Obama the Polarizer!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/obama-the-polarizer/

Obama is fomenting a race war?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/obama-is-fomenting-a-race-war/

What we haven’t been told about the President’s background!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/what-we-haven’t-been-told-about-the-president’s-background/

Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/nearly-80-percent-don’t-trust-the-government/

Have Americans Stopped Having Confidence In Their Government?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/have-americans-stopped-having-confidence-in-their-government/

Ongoing Concerns With This President and His Administration!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/ongoing-concerns-with-this-president-and-his-administration-92609/

Extensive Research Into Senator Obama’s Background Completed on November 3, 2008:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/extensive-research-into-senator-obama’s-background-completed-on-november-10-2008/

Where Is America Today?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/where-is-america-today-2/

Is it time to call for Obama’s resignation!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/is-it-time-to-call-for-obamas-resignation/

Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/washington-times-calls-for-obama’s-impeachment/

A Nation Adrift Theme and Disclaimer:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/disclaimer/

“Food For Thought”

“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”

Semper Fi!

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Obama using millions of US taxpayer dollars to buy votes in Kenya!

Question: Could it be true that Obama is using millions of US taxpayer dollars to buy votes in Kenya to advance abortions and Islamic law?

The following articles reveal the deplorable answer to this question-You Decide:

Congressman: Obama buying votes in Kenya: “Pumping $23 million into measure advancing abortion, Islamic law”Posted on WND.com-By Jerome R. Corsi-On July 22, 2010:

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=182261

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

“The Obama administration is buying votes in Kenya, charges Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health.

WND reported Monday the Obama administration has funded $23 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars through the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, to support the passage of a Kenyan constitutional referendum Aug. 4 that would increase access to abortions and authorize the operation of Islamic law tribunals in the East African nation.

In a statement issued by his office yesterday, Smith charged that several Kenyan groups receiving USAID money had been given specific quotas built into their USAID contracts requiring the grantees to each produce 20,000 “yes” votes for the Aug. 4 referendum.

“A chart produced by USAID’s inspector-general shows that 60 sub-recipients got funds for activities that include transportation, fuel, road shows, voter ID and ‘yes’ vote ‘buy in’ for professional elites,” Smith said.

“It is unconscionable that U.S. taxpayers are subsidizing a massive one-sided political campaign thinly disguised as ‘civic education’ in another sovereign nation,” the congressman said. “It is a very bad precedent and it is illegal.”

In a separate development, President Obama’s ties with convicted federal felon Tony Rezko and his continued involvement in politics in Kenya have surfaced once again in the on-going effort of key Democrats, including Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., to arrange a public-private bailout for failed ShoreBank Corp. in Chicago.

The developing ShoreBank controversy also has a Kenyan tie to Obama.

ShoreBank connections to Kenya:

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner last week extended until Aug. 6 the deadline for ShoreBank Corp. to win $75 million from the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. That amount would buttress a $150 million commitment made by an investor group that includes some of the biggest names in U.S. finance, such as Goldman Sachs, GE and Bank of America, to produce the capital needed for federal regulators to allow the bank to stay open.

ShoreBank is controversial for ties that extend back to letters then-attorney Obama wrote to support real estate development projects for Rezko in 1998.

ShoreBank is currently running on its website a link to an ABC-7 television report broadcast in 2006 during then-Sen. Obama’s taxpayer-funded Senate visit to Kenya that showed Obama in Kenya promoting ShoreBank’s microfinance program in Kenya.

Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, at the end of her career worked in Indonesia in a microfinance program financed by the Ford Foundation.

Peter Geithner, the father of the treasury secretary, headed the Ford Foundation microfinance programs in Asia at the time.

Obama, Rezko and ShoreBank:

ShoreBank has received special attention from the Treasury Department because its involvement financing home loans to low-income borrowers allowed the bank to be classified as one of 800 “community development financial institutions.”

A report by the Wall Street Journal revealed that ShoreBank troubles also stem from loans made to fund condominium development in geographical areas outside the bank’s traditional focus on Chicago’s South Side.

Chicago Sun Times reporter Tim Novak documented in 1998 that then-attorney Obama wrote two separate letters, each dated Oct. 28, 1998, to Chicago and Illinois state housing officials to support New Kenwood LLC, a Rezko corporation, in its application to build a 97-unit apartment building for senior citizens at 48th and Cottage Grove in Chicago.

According to a report by the DailyKos.com in 2007, Howard Stanback, who had ties as a ShoreBank board member, was chairman of the Woods Fund when Obama served on the Woods Fund board.

The Woods Fund made investment of $1 million to Neighborhood Rejuvenation Partners, a group reputedly linked to New Kenwood, fulfilling a request made by Allison Davis, the former head of the Chicago law firm where Obama worked when he wrote the two letters in question.

Although the connections are complicated, Stanbeck and Davis each had financial interests in Rezko’s New Kenwood LLC, to the extent that Davis reportedly collected some $700,000 in management fees involved with the senior citizen apartment building at 48th and Cottage Grove.

ShoreBank has never disclosed whether Obama was compensated for the microfinance project that the bank launched in Kenya.

Last month, the White House issued a denial that White House officials had met with ShoreBank regarding support measures for the bank or that the White House had pressured potential financial partners such as Goldman Sachs, GE or Bank of America to provide financial assistance to ShoreBank.”

Report: Obama Has Spent $23 Million Backing Pro-Abortion Kenya Constitution!Posted on LifeNews.com-By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor-On July 19, 2010:

http://www.lifenews.com/int1598.html

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new report issued by the Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reveals the Obama administration has spent over $23 million for activities in Kenya to influence voters there to support a new constitution that would allow virtually unlimited abortions.

The nation currently protects women and unborn children from abortions, but a constitution voters will consider on August 4 would change the historic pro-life laws of the African nation.

Rep. Chris Smith, a key pro-life congressman who is the Ranking Member of the Africa and Global Health Subcommittee, has been working with other lawmakers and the IG’s office to investigate grants the Obama administration has provided to Kenyan groups promoting the Yes vote campaign for the new constitution.

In a new report Smith released to LifeNews.com on Friday, he says U.S. taxpayers are now footing the bill for those pro-abortion efforts to the tune of $23 million, far above previous estimates.

Previous estimates had indicated that $2 million was being spent, then that was updated to $11 million and now the figure identified by the IG’s office exceeds $23 million, he said.

“The Obama Administration should not be spending $23 million in American tax dollars on the specific “Yes” campaign, pushing a determined outcome on the proposed constitution in Kenya,” Smith said.

“The U.S. government can be supportive of the process, helping to secure a free and fair referendum. But we must respect the Kenyan people and let them decide for themselves. U.S. dollars should not be used to tell the Kenyan people how to vote,” he added.

The U.S. Embassy in Kenya on Friday admitted that it has provided about $11 million in support of the constitution process and an internal investigation found nine of more than 200 subgrantees supported the pro-abortion constitution. Embassy officials claimed those grants have either been suspended or concluded, essentially admitting the Obama administration has been funding such groups.

As LifeNews.com reported on Monday, the United States embassy in Kenya issued a statement saying the administration of President Barack Obama is not spending taxpayer dollars funding a campaign to support a pro-abortion Constitution Kenya voters will consider at the polls next month. 

After publishing a news story compiling the developments over the last two months that LifeNews.com has chronicled, Fox News received a response from pro-abortion Vice Presdient Joe Biden’s office denying funding. 

”Requests for comment sent to the vice president’s office were not initially returned, but following the original publication of this story, Biden’s press secretary, in an e-mail, stressed that while in Kenya the vice president reiterated that it is up the people to decide about their country’s constitution,” the television news station indicated.

Smith says the information the IG’s office has revealed reinforces concern that the Obama administration is financially supporting groups and activities that are advocating for abortion in the context of the draft constitution.

Smith said the IG’s list shows that “U.S. tax dollar monies are flying out the door to pro-abortion groups committed to overturning pro-life laws in Kenya.” He documented some groups getting funds and outlined new ones on Friday.

He pointed to the Kenyan Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya), which, as a member of the Kenyan Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA), is committed to increasing the availability of abortion and the decriminalization of abortion in the country.

FIDA-Kenya helped to draft controversial legislation and launched a campaign in 2008 to liberalize Kenya’s abortion law. Under the U.S. law, such actions should make FIDA-Kenya and similar organizations ineligible for civic education assistance related to the draft constitution. The group is supported by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and received $85,363 from USAID for advocacy activities related to the draft constitution.

Smith also says the Obama administration has recently financially supported Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review in Kenya, which drafted the abortion-related provisions in the proposed constitution. It received $180,000.

The Committee rejected the life of the mother only exception to abortion inserted into the draft constitution by a Parliamentary committee, and added a “health” exception to abortion. It is commonly known that health exceptions to abortion often lead to abortion on demand owing to the broad definition of health that includes socio-economic reasons as exemplified in the US Supreme Court decision on abortion in 1973.

The African Woman and Child Features Service, a media non-governmental organization backing abortion and the constitution, received nearly $157,000 for constitution-related activities, including “advocacy and lobbying meetings with reform bodies at national level.”

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), which is receiving almost $3 million as a primary grant recipient, advised USAID in 2000 that USAID/Kenya would benefit by supporting civil society organizations that are advocating for “efforts to eventually legalize abortion in Kenya.”

While acknowledging that such activity would be “politically sensitive,” DAI suggested that USAID might support local advocacy groups in their efforts as part of USAID’s democracy and governance strategic objectives component that supports civic society organizations.

Smith stressed that the United States can and should be supportive of “a fair, free and non-violent” process and civic education, but not work for a specific outcome.

“We should be embracing the health and welfare of both mothers and children in African while respecting sovereign pro-life laws. Instead, the Obama Administration is trying to change Kenya’s existing restriction on abortion through the referendum,” Smith added. “Such actions constitute a violation of U.S. law and is an affront to both the pro-life people of Kenya and the US, an overwhelming majority of whom do not support abortion, and in the case of the US—do not want their tax dollars to pay for abortion activities.”

In a May letter to the IGs at the State Department and USAID, Smith, and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18), the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Darrell Issa (CA-49), the Ranking Member on the House Oversight Committee, called for investigations into potentially illegal funding to promote the proposed pro-abortion Kenyan constitution.

Such promotion would violate a statutory restriction known as the Siljander Amendment that no USAID and State Department funds “may be used to lobby for or against abortion.”

The amendment reads, “None of the funds made available under this Act may be used to lobby for or against abortion,” and violations are subject to civil and criminal penalties under the Antideficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. § 1341.”

Obama himself has promoted the new constitution in an interview in early June with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

He called voting for the document a “singular opportunity to put the government of Kenya on solid footing” and urged Kenyans to”take advantage of the moment.”

Obama tried to couch his language in neutral impartiality, saying “Regardless of whether they vote Yes or No I just want to make sure that they participate,’ but he extolled the virtues of the document to the KBC saying it will promote human rights.

And in May, US Ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger called on the African nation’s political leaders to rally the people to pass the referendum.

Ranneberger issued a statement praising the Kenya parliament for passing the proposed constitution and urging President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to rally support for it.

He also suggested the Obama administration would fund a national campaign to persuade the people to adopt the document.

Although the draft contains language advocating the right to life for unborn children, it contains a section with a health exception that essentially opens the nation to unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason.

Joseph Meaney of Human Life International weighed in on the constitution saying it violates the views of most Kenyans who are pro-life.

”Kenyans are pro-life,” he said. “When we see the new articles added to the constitution and approved by parliament under heavy pressure from Western elites, we are seeing an assault on the very heart of the Kenyan people.”

“Perhaps the greatest insult is that this attack is happening under the banner of ‘improving women’s health’. The only ones who believe that killing an unborn child is good for a woman’s health are those who will profit from the slaughter, Western powers who are pouring untold millions of dollars into measures to keep Africa’s children from being born,” he told LifeNews.com.

“This is nothing but population control, an imperialist assault intended to rob Africa of its future by eliminating her children. It is a disgrace,” he said.

A poll conducted March 21–26 by the polling firm Synovate, formerly known as Steadman, shows the citizens of Kenya are overwhelmingly pro-life.

“Thinking about abortion, which of the following is closest to your view?” the firm asked respondents.

Some 69 percent of Kenya residents are against legalizing abortions while just 9 percent support it. Another 16 percent say it doesn’t matter while 6 percent said they had no opinion.

Answering the question, “When do you believe human life begins?” 77 percent of Kenyans stated that life begins at conception, while 19 percent stated that human life begins at the time of birth.

Respondents were also asked about their views concerning the new Kenyan Constitution and the question found only 19 percent support it as currently written, while a majority, 52 percent, want Parliament to revise the document before passage.

Scott Fischbach, the director of MMCL Go, an international pro-life outreach, provided the polling results to LifeNews.com.

“Currently, advocates of abortion are using the issue of maternal mortality and illegal abortions to argue for legalization of the procedure. However, the answer to illegal abortions and high maternal mortality rates is very simple: provide hope, opportunity and support for pregnant women by insuring a clean water supply, clean blood supply and adequate health care,” he said.

“Kenya is a pro-life country and ought not to head toward an abortion-on-demand policy in its new Constitution,” he added.”

WHITE HOUSE ROLLS OUT KENYA PROPAGANDA PLAN! ‘Aims to ‘groom’ journalists for favorable coverage from Nairobi to New York!’Posted on WND.com-By Steve Peacock-On July 2, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/white-house-rolls-out-kenya-propaganda-plan/

OBAMA SPENDING HELPS ECONOMY – IN KENYA! ‘Flow of U.S. taxpayer dollars to land of his father surging!’Posted on WND.com-By Jerome R. Corsi-On April 17, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/obama-spending-helps-economy-in-kenya/

NoteThe following articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to the above articles and/or blog posts-You Decide:

Pamela Geller-Atlas Schrugs (2)

CAIR CULPABLE IN MUSLIM MALL MASSACRE: ‘Exclusive: Pamela Geller cites group’s impeding of probe into jihad recruitment in U.S.’!Posted on WND.com-By PAMELA GELLER-On September 24, 2013:

http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/cair-culpable-in-muslim-mall-massacre/#5Rvf2qHWZjgeEUFY.99

Muslim Brotherhood-Shocking Obama:Syria News Emerges Out Of Egypt

Video: Obama’s Link To Kenyan Mall Massacre Revealed!Posted on Before It’s News-By The Liberator-On September 23, 2013:

http://beforeitsnews.com/obama/2013/09/obamas-link-to-kenyan-mall-massacre-revealed-2455946.html?utm_content=beforeit39snews-verticalresponse&utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fus-mg5.mail.yahoo.com%2Fneo%2Flaunch%3F.rand%3Dc9hpgq23noncg&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fb4in.info%2FfIfO&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=verticalresponse

Kagan Promoted Shariah Law at Harvard-Posted on Townhall.com-By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann-On July 21, 2010:

http://townhall.com/columnists/DickMorrisandEileenMcGann/2010/07/21/kagan_promoted_shariah_law_at_harvard/print?showfull=true

Ex-prosecutor: Obama’s Kenyan activities may be ‘criminal’-Posted on WND.com-On July 16, 2010:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=179961

Obama Administration pushing Sharia Law in KenyaPosted on ExposeObama.com-On July 12, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/07/12/obama-administration-pushing-sharia-law-in-kenya/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=2b37e4613a-EO_7_12_107_12_2010&utm_medium=email

Maryland Becomes Second State to Offer Federally Funded Abortions under ObamacarePosted on CNSNews.com-By Matt Cover, Staff Writer-On July 16, 2010:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/69559

Why is US funding Sen’s troops?Posted on Guam PDN-By A. GAFFAR PEANG-METH-On JULY 21, 2010:

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20100721/OPINION02/7210304/1014/NLETTER01/Why-is-US-funding-Sen-s-troops?&source=nletter-news

Note: The above articles relate to and/or support my recent blog posts-You Decide:

Godfather of The Islamic Revolution!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/godfather-of-the-islamic-revolution/

Why is Obama Handing out Millions of Dollars to Terrorists?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/why-is-obama-handing-out-millions-of-dollars-to-terrorists/

What we haven’t been told about the President’s background!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/what-we-haven’t-been-told-about-the-president’s-background/

What do American Citizens Know About “Sharia Law” and is It Something That We Should Know More About?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/what-do-american-citizens-know-about-“sharia-law”-and-is-it-something-that-we-should-know-more-about/

The Russian View of What Has Been Happening In America!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/the-russian-view-of-what-has-been-happening-in-america-2/

Extensive Research Into Senator Obama’s Background Completed on November 3, 2008:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/extensive-research-into-senator-obama’s-background-completed-on-november-10-2008/

Where Is America Today?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/where-is-america-today-2/

Is it time to call for Obama’s resignation!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/is-it-time-to-call-for-obamas-resignation/

Is It Time to Impeach the Stonewalling Obama!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/is-it-time-to-impeach-the-stonewalling-obama/

Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/washington-times-calls-for-obama’s-impeachment/

A Nation Adrift Theme and Disclaimer:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/disclaimer/

“Food For Thought”

“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”

Semper Fi!

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The Silver Bullet!

Question: Could there be a silver bullet in the case of the U.S. ‘march to socialism’ and its own internal destruction?

This recent blog post reveals that America’s silver bullet is Obama’s lack of eligibility to hold office-You Decide:

The Silver BulletPosted on DrKatesView.wordpress.com-By drkate-On July 1, 2010:

http://drkatesview.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/the-silver-bullet/

These are pertinent excerpts from this blog post:

“It is often said that there is no ‘silver bullet’, no one pathway to stop a destructive element once it has begun.  But in the case of the U.S. ‘march to socialism’ and its own internal destruction, there IS a silver bullet:  it is Obama’s lack of eligibility.

Those who haven’t already, wrap your mind around this:  the man has no authority whatsoever to do anything: nominate Supreme Court Justices, appoint czars, to spend our money, or to nationalize the auto, banking and health industries. He certainly has no authority to decide, all by himself, to nuke the oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico and destroy us all.

Don’t send me another petition to stop this or that nomination or bill– focus on the source of the problem: he is illegally occupying the office of the Presidency. Don’t write me any more analyses of what is wrong with this psycho, he is illegally occupying the White House.

And don’t tell me he can harass Arizona for implementing federal law, he is an illegal himself and, like they say in Arizona, illegal is not racist‘, its a crime.

First principles:  the basic legal authority for the office of the President is  missing because Obama/Soetoro does not meet the qualifications for the office: two citizen parents and born in the United States. Obama was not born anywhere in the United States, and he is not an American citizen. Period, end of story.  No more distractions or initiatives.

Stop.

On this issue alone, millions have been waiting for his arrest and removal from office.  Millions have been waiting for the so called Congress to do its job and investigate.  Millions have been waiting for the statesmen and women to arise above the trash heap of politicians, regardless of the consequences. And the military?  Who actually does uphold their oath to protect and defend the Constitution for the United States?

Afraid of the Race Card

Behind the fear of being labeled a ‘birther’ is the fear of being accused of being racist.  “The only reason you are questioning Obama’s birthplace is because he is black”.  This race card, and the political correctness affliction, has been used to suppress all questioning of Obama, as he rushes his agenda through America like a freight train.  He knows he will be caught, but he figures we are too afraid of name calling to say anything.  So far, this has worked.

Duped by the Politicians

I am glad that the clarion call for Obama’s resignation has  been sounded by Pastor Manning, and also by individuals such as General Paul Vallely. To build on this call, a campaign has been launched to send a million letters to Obama demanding his resignation.

And do we think he cares?

Very cleverly but not at all courageously, Congressman John Boehner has ‘stepped up’ to have his office deliver these letters to the White House.

And says nothing, and has said nothing, about Obama’s eligibility or Congress’ right to investigate him.  The Post and Email’s report begins with this response from Boehner’s staffer:

“From: Tom Arnold

Subject: OBAMA IS A “DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT” WHO WAS “BORN IN THE UNITED STATES!”

To: AsktheLeader@mail.house.gov

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 7:48 PM”

So big deal, Mr. Boehner.

New Strategy

It is time to lose the fear of labels and the false race card or race baiting.

Can you imagine if the 15 million tea party members focused on the investigation of Obama’s eligibility?  And just that as a first step, must do action, before anything more business can be transacted by Congress?  Clogging the hallways until they act? Shutting down the city?

It is also time to send 50 million letters to Congress demanding they investigate Obama.  And specifically, targeting the Republicans.  The extent to which they delay, avoid, or lie about this issue will identify whose side they are on.  Can we copy these letters to the top military lawyers for the each of the armed services?

Call them out on this, Boehner should not be allowed to slide and somehow be a ‘champion’.  They need to do their job or get out of the way.  And we demand the truth, no matter where the chips may fall.

Misprision of felony, and misprision of treason, are two important reminders for all of these politicians and their staff.

Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.  Title 18USC

When Obama goes down, so does Pelosi, Reid, Biden, Clinton, Napolitano, Sotomayor, Kagan, the czars, and many, many others.

Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions for the content of this letter, and who should receive it?

Note: This recent article and/or or blog post relates to and/or supports the above blog post-You Decide:

National Magazine says Obama not Born in U.S.-Posted on ImpeachObamaCampaign.com-By Patrick-On July 3, 2010:

http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/exclusive-video-national-magazine-says-obama-not-born-in-u-s/?utm_source=Floyd+Reports&utm_campaign=aa5c8f84a4-Floyd_Reports_7_3_107_3_2010&utm_medium=email

Note: These blog posts relate to and/or support my recent blog posts-You Decide:

Is it time to call for Obama’s resignation!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/is-it-time-to-call-for-obamas-resignation/

Hawaii Elections Clerk: Obama birth not here!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/hawaii-elections-clerk-obama-birth-not-here/

“Food For Thought”

“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”

Semper Fi!

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