Part V Were both Blago and Obama lying about Auchi?
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Federal prosecutors were successful in revokingÂ Tony Rezkoâ€™s bond in early 2008 when they found out the infamous Illinois fixer had taken $3.5 million from British/Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi without telling the court.
AuchiÂ is a controversial figureÂ closely linked to Saddam HusseinÂ over the years. For background on Auchi, check hereÂ andÂ here.
Itâ€™s a puzzlement how Auchi got into the United States in 2004 and when he tried to get back in 2005 he was blocked by the U.S. However,Â Patrick Fitzgeraldâ€™s prosecutorsÂ noted that Tony tried to enlistÂ several Illinois politicians to help get around the ban in 2005.
Who was Tony closest to in 2005? Yep, U.S.Â Senator Barack Obama and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Hereâ€™s what they told theÂ Chicago Sun-TimesÂ in early 2008.
On Monday, prosecutors said that, in 2005, Rezko â€œdirectly appealed to the State Departmentâ€ and, â€œit appears, asked certain Illinois government officialsâ€ to let Iraqi-born billionaire Nadhmi Auchi enter this country. At the time, Auchi was â€œunable to enter the United Statesâ€ because of aÂ criminal conviction in France.Â His sentence â€œwas suspended as long as Auchi committed no new crimes.â€
Aides to Obama and Blagojevich said Monday that Rezko never requested â€” nor did they deliver â€” any help to Auchi, whose business empireÂ includes 62 acres in the South Loop that Rezkoâ€™s development company once owned.
So if you believe the Obama and Blagojevich aides, Tony never asked his two best friends in politics to help him do a favor for Tonyâ€™s most important business partner?
The Sun-Times apparently didnâ€™t buy the answer either and asked Obama again at an editorial board visit a couple weeks later.
Q: Did you ever help Auchi enter the country? A: No Q: Or your office? A: â€œNot that I know of.â€
A cynic would say that sounds Clintonian. A journalist might have followed withÂ â€œHow would you not know if a staffer was trying to get an alleged Saddam Hussein business partner around a State Department ban?â€
The notion that Rezko wouldnâ€™t turn to Obama and Rezko for help is further eroded by the facts ofAuchiâ€™s April 3, 2004, visit to Chicago.Â Rezko hosted a reception for AuchiÂ where guess who attended? Yep,Â Blagojevich and Obama.Â In Obamaâ€™s case, he first didnâ€™t remember attending then told the Sun-Times that yes, Tony asked him to go and he went but just doesnâ€™t remember much of anything.
Q: Did you ever meet Nadhmi Auchi or Dr. Aiham Alsammarae? A:Â I have to sayÂ I do not recall meeting them. Itâ€™s been reported that a dinner Tony hosted at the four seasons, I donâ€™t have the exact date, so I donâ€™t know whether it was the before November â€™04 when I hadnâ€™t been elected but had already won the primary or whether it was after the election, in which I was . . . Tony called and asked if I could stop by because he had a number of friends that he had invited to dinner and he wanted me to meet them. I told him that I would be happy to come by if my schedule allowed it. And it did. Although I couldnâ€™t, I think, stay for dinner, so I remember meeting a bunch of people who I had not met before. I frankly donâ€™t remember what their names were. Business was not discussed at the meeting. It was more of a social meeting and they asked me questions about the senate race and so fourth and so on. I haveÂ no specific recollection. They may have been there.Â I canâ€™t say unequivocally that I did not meet them, but I just donâ€™t recall.
The reception in 2004 was important to Rezko because he was trying toÂ convince Auchi to buy a 62-acre parcel in the South Loop that amounted to all of Rezkoâ€™s crumbling empire. When he needed Blagoâ€™s and Obamaâ€™s help, they were there.
When Tony needed political muscle to get Auchi back in the country, who would he have turned to?
Blago and Obama have given their answers on this question but journalists should not believe them. Their denials are beyond suspect.
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I started looking into Obamaâ€™s life.
Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California. He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. â€˜Barryâ€™ (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasen Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan. During the summer of 1981, after his second year of college, he made a â€™round the worldâ€™ trip. He stopped to see his mother in Indonesia, next to Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommateâ€™s family, then off to Africa to visit his fatherâ€™s family.Â My question â€“ Where did he get the money for this trip?
When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York. It is at this time he wanted everyone to call him Barack â€“ not Barry. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia? Itâ€™s not cheap to say the least. Where did he get money for tuition?!? Student Loans? Maybe.
After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for a mere $12,000 a year. Why Chicago? Why not New York? He was already living in New York.
By â€˜chanceâ€™ he met Antoin â€˜Tonyâ€™ Rezko, born in Aleppo, Syria, and a real estate developer in Chicago. Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this year. Rezko, was named â€˜Entrepreneur of the Decadeâ€™ by the Arab-American Business and Professional Associationâ€™. About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School. Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School?? Where did he get the money for Law School?!? More student loans? After Law school, he went back to Chicago. Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner , Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? They represented â€˜Rezarâ€™ which is Rezkoâ€™s firm. Rezko was one of Obamaâ€™s first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago.
In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with â€˜seed moneyâ€™ for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price). With ALL those Student Loans â€“ Where did he get the money for the property? On that same day Rezkoâ€™s wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born billionaire, loaned Rezko $3.5 million 3 weeks before Obamaâ€™s home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.
Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obamaâ€™s boss. She is now Obamaâ€™s chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first.Â Where was Jarrett born?? Ready for this? Shiraz, Iran!Â Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy?
On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley, advisor to Obama, was â€˜sackedâ€™ (fired )after the press found out he was having regular contacts with â€˜Hamasâ€™, which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran. This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obamaâ€™s visit to Iraq, he asked their leadersÂ to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will â€˜Take care of thingsâ€™.
Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan? They are in charge of all those â€˜smallâ€™ Internet campaign contribution for Obama. Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from theÂ Middle East?
All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it â€“ encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times â€“ Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times â€“ September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.
Please do your own homework on this man. The very survival of this great country depends on it.