The Story of Obama: All in the Company

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journalist Wayne Madsen has discovered CIA files that document the
agency's connections to institutions and individuals figuring prominently
in the lives of Barack Obama and his mother, father, grandmother,
and stepfather. The first part of his report highlights the connections
between Barack Obama, Sr. and the CIA-sponsored operations in Kenya
to counter rising Soviet and Chinese influence among student circles
and, beyond, to create conditions obstructing the emergence of independent
African leaders.

From 1983–84,
Barack Obama worked as Editor at Business International Corporation,
a Business International Corporation, a known CIA front company

President Obama's
own work in 1983 for Business International Corporation, a CIA front
that conducted seminars with the world's most powerful leaders and
used journalists as agents abroad, dovetails with CIA espionage
activities conducted by his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham in 1960s
post-coup Indonesia on behalf of a number of CIA front operations,
including the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, the
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ford
Foundation. Dunham met and married Lolo Soetoro, Obama's stepfather,
at the East-West Center in 1965. Soetoro was recalled to Indonesia
in 1965 to serve as a senior army officer and assist General Suharto
and the CIA in the bloody overthrow of President Sukarno.

Barack Obama,
Sr., who met Dunham in 1959 in a Russian language class at the University
of Hawaii, had been part of what was described as an airlift of
280 East African students to the United States to attend various
colleges – merely u201Caidedu201D by a grant from the Joseph P. Kennedy
Foundation, according to a September 12, 1960, Reuters
report from London. The airlift was a CIA operation to train and
indoctrinate future agents of influence in Africa, which was becoming
a battleground between the United States and the Soviet Union and
China for influence among newly-independent and soon-to-be independent
countries on the continent.

The airlift
was condemned by the deputy leader of the opposition Kenyan African
Democratic Union (KADU) as favoring certain tribes – the majority
Kikuyus and minority Luos – over other tribes to favor the
Kenyan African National Union (KANU), whose leader was Tom Mboya,
the Kenyan nationalist and labor leader who selected Obama, Sr.
for a scholarship at the University of Hawaii. Obama, Sr., who was
already married with an infant son and pregnant wife in Kenya, married
Dunham on Maui on February 2, 1961 and was also the university's
first African student. Dunham was three month's pregnant with Barack
Obama, Jr. at the time of her marriage to Obama, Sr.

The CIA allegedly recruited Tom M'Boya in a heavily funded u201Cselective
liberationu201D programme to isolate Kenya's founding President Jomo
Kenyatta, who the American spy agency labelled as u201Cunsafe.u201D

KADU deputy
leader Masinda Muliro, according to Reuters, said KADU
would send a delegation to the United States to investigate Kenyan
students who received u201Cgiftsu201D from the Americans and u201Censure that
further gifts to Kenyan students are administered by people genuinely
interested in Kenya's development.u201D

Mboya received
a $100,000 grant for the airlift from the Kennedy Foundation after
he turned down the same offer from the U.S. State Department, obviously
concerned that direct U.S. assistance would look suspicious to pro-Communist
Kenyan politicians who suspected Mboya of having CIA ties. The Airlift
Africa project was underwritten by the Kennedy Foundation and the
African-American Students Foundation. Obama, Sr. was not on the
first airlift but a subsequent one. The airlift, organized by Mboya
in 1959, included students from Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar,
Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland.

also reported that Muliro charged that Africans were u201Cdisturbed
and embitteredu201D by the airlift of the selected students. Muliro
u201Cstated that u201Cpreferences were shown to two major tribes [Kikuyu
and Luo] and many U.S.-bound students had failed preliminary and
common entrance examinations, while some of those left behind held
first-class certificates.u201D

Obama, Sr.
was a friend of Mboya and a fellow Luo. After Mboya was assassinated
in 1969, Obama, Sr. testified at the trial of his alleged assassin.
Obama, Sr. claimed he was the target of a hit-and-run assassination
attempt after his testimony.

to Hawaii, Barack Obama Sr., with leis, stands with Stanley Dunham,
President Obama's grandfather, on his right.

Obama, Sr.,
who left Hawaii for Harvard in 1962, divorced Dunham in 1964. Obama,
Sr. married a fellow Harvard student, Ruth Niedesand, a Jewish-American
woman, who moved with him to Kenya and had two sons. They were later
divorced. Obama, Sr. worked for the Kenyan Finance and Transport
ministries as well as an oil firm. Obama, Sr. died in a 1982 car
crash and his funeral was attended by leading Kenyan politicians,
including future Foreign Minister Robert Ouko, who was murdered
in 1990.

CIA files indicate
that Mboya was an important agent-of-influence for the CIA, not
only in Kenya but in all of Africa. A formerly secret CIA Current
Intelligence Weekly Summary, dated November 19, 1959, states
that Mboya served as a check on extremists at the second All-African
People's Conference (AAPC) in Tunis. The report states that u201Cserious
friction developed between Ghana's Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah
and Kenyan nationalist Tom Mboya who cooperated effectively
last December to check extremists at the AAPC's first meeting in
Accra.u201D The term u201Ccooperated effectivelyu201D appears to indicate that
Mboya was cooperating with the CIA, which filed the report from
field operatives in Accra and Tunis. While u201Ccooperatingu201D with the
CIA in Accra and Tunis, Mboya selected the father of the president
of the United States to receive a scholarship and be airlifted to
the University of Hawaii where he met and married President Obama's

An earlier
CIA Current Intelligence Weekly Summary, secret, and dated
April 3, 1958, states that Mboya u201Cstill appears to be the most promising
of the African leaders.u201D Another CIA weekly summary, secret and
dated December 18, 1958, calls Mboya the Kenyan nationalist an u201Cable
and dynamic young chairmanu201D of the People's Convention party who
was viewed as an opponent of u201Cextremistsu201D like Nkrumah, supported
by u201CSino-Soviet representatives.u201D

In a formerly
secret CIA report on the All-Africa Peoples Conference in 1961,
dated November 1, 1961, Mboya's conservatism, along with that of
Taleb Slim of Tunisia, are contrasted to the leftist policies of
Nkrumah and others. Pro-communists who were elected to the AAPC's
steering committee at the March 1961 Cairo conference, attended
by Mboya, are identified in the report as Abdoulaye Diallo, AAPC
Secretary General, of Senegal; Ahmed Bourmendjel of Algeria; Mario
de Andrade of Angola; Ntau Mokhele of Basutoland; Kingue Abel of
Cameroun; Antoine Kiwewa of Congo (Leopoldville); Kojo Botsio of
Ghana; Ismail Toure of Guinea; T. O. Dosomu Johnson of Liberia;
Modibo Diallo of Mali; Mahjoub Ben Seddik of Morocco; Djibo Bakari
of Niger; Tunji Otegbeya of Nigeria; Kanyama Chiume of Nyasaland;
Ali Abdullahi of Somalia; Tennyson Makiwane of South Africa, and
Mohamed Fouad Galal of the United Arab Republic.

The only attendees
in Cairo who were given a clean bill of health by the CIA were Mboya,
who appears to have been a snitch for the agency, and Joshua Nkomo
of Southern Rhodesia, B. Munanka of Tanganyika, Abdel Magid Shaker
of Tunisia, and John Kakonge of Uganda.

Nkrumah would
eventually be overthrown in a 1966 CIA-backed coup while he was
on a state visit to China and North Vietnam. The CIA overthrow of
Nkrumah followed by one year the agency's overthrow of Sukarno,
another coup that was connected to President Obama's family on his
mother's side. There are suspicions that Mboya was assassinated
in 1969 by Chinese agents working with anti-Mboya factions in the
government of Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta in order to eliminate
a pro-U.S. leading political leader in Africa. Upon Mboya's death,
every embassy in Nairobi flew its flag at half-mast except for one,
the embassy of the People's Republic of China.

Jomo Kenyatta,
first President of Kenya

Mboya's influence
in the Kenyatta government would continue long after his death and
while Obama, Sr. was still alive. In 1975, after the assassination
of KANU politician Josiah Kariuki, a socialist who helped start
KANU, along with Mboya and Obama, Sr., Kenyatta dismissed three
rebellious cabinet ministers who u201Call had personal ties to either
Kariuki or Tom Mboya.u201D This information is contained in CIA Staff
Notes on the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, formerly Top Secret
Umbra, Handle via COMINT Channels, dated June 24, 1975. The intelligence
in the report, based on its classification, indicate the information
was derived from National Security Agency intercepts in Kenya. No
one was ever charged in the assassination of Kariuki.

The intercepts
of Mboya's and Kariuki's associates are an indication that the NSA
and CIA also maintain intercepts on Barack Obama, Sr., who, as a
non-U.S. person, would have been lawfully subject at the time to
intercepts carried out by NSA and Britain's Government Communications
Headquarters (GCHQ).


In Part I of
this WMR special report, we revealed the connections between Barack
Obama, Sr. and the CIA-affiliated Airlift Africa project to provide
college degrees to and gain influence over a group of 280 eastern
and southern African students from soon-to-be independent African
nations to counter similar programs established by the Soviet Union
and China. Barack Obama Sr. was the first African student to attend
the University of Hawaii. Obama Sr. and Obama's mother Stanley Ann
Dunham met in a Russian language class in 1959 and they married
in 1961.

The African
airlift program was administered by Kenyan nationalist leader Tom
Mboya, a fellow Luo tribe mentor and friend of the senior Obama.
According to CIA documents described in Part I, Mboya also served
the CIA in ensuring that pro-Soviet and pro-Chinese African nationalists
were stymied in their attempt to dominate pan-African nationalist
political, student, and labor movements.

One of Mboya's
chief opponents was Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, who
was ousted in a CIA-inspired coup in 1966, one year before Obama
Sr.'s son, Barack Obama, Jr. and his mother joined Lolo Soetoro,
an Indonesian who Obama's mother met at the University of Hawaii
in 1965, when President Obama was four years old.

In 1967, Obama
and his mother joined her husband in Jakarta. In 1965, Lolo Soetoro
had been called back from Hawaii by General Suharto to serve as
an officer in the Indonesian military to help launch a bloody CIA-backed
genocide of Indonesian Communists and Indonesian Chinese throughout
the expansive country. Suharto consolidated his power in 1966, the
same year that Barack Obama, Sr.'s friend, Mboya, had helped to
rally pro-U.S. pan-African support for the CIA's overthrow
of Nkrumah in Ghana in 1966.

Center, University of Hawaii, and CIA coup against Sukarno

Ann Dunham
met Soetoro at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii.
The center had long been affiliated with CIA activities in the Asia-Pacific
region. In 1965, the year that Dunham met and married Soetoro, the
center saw a new chancellor take over. He was Howard P. Jones who
served a record seven years, from 1958 to 1965, as U.S. ambassador
to Indonesia. Jones was present in Jakarta as Suharto and his CIA-backed
military officers planned the 1965 overthrow of Sukarno, who was
seen, along with the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), as allies
of China.

When Jones
was chancellor of the East-West Center, he wrote an article for
the Washington Post, dated October 10, 1965, in which he
defended Suharto's overthrow of Sukarno. Jones was u201Cinvitedu201D by
the Post to comment on the Suharto coup, described as a
u201Ccounter-coupu201D against the Communists. Jones charged that Suharto
was merely responding to an earlier attempted Communist-led coup
against Sukarno launched by Lt. Col. Untung, u201Ca relatively unknown
battalion commander in the palace guard.u201D

Jones's article,
which mirrored CIA situation reports from the U.S. embassy in Jakarta,
continued by stating that the alleged leftist coup on September
30 u201Ccame within an inch of succeeding through the assassination
of six of the top military command. It might well have succeeded
had not Defense Minister Nasution and a number of other senior generals
also marked for assassination acted fast in a dramatic counter-coup.u201D
Of course, what Jones did not inform the Post's readers
was that the Suharto u201Ccounter-coupu201D had been assisted with the strong
help of the CIA.

Sukarno never
blamed the Communists for the assassination of the army generals
nor did the Indonesian Cabinet, where the second- and third-ranking
leaders of the PKI were present. The possibility that the assassination
of the generals was a CIA/Suharto u201Cfalse flagu201D operation to affix
blame on the PKI cannot be ruled out. Two days after Suharto's coup,
a CIA u201Crent-a-mobu201D burned down the PKI headquarters in Jakarta.
As they marched past the U.S. Embassy, which was also the site of
the CIA station, they yelled out, u201CLong live America!u201D

Untung later
said that when he became aware that Suharto and the CIA were planning
a coup on October 5, 1965 — Indonesian Armed Forces Day — forces
loyal to him and Sukarno moved first. Jones described this as u201Ctypical
Communist propaganda.u201D Suharto moved against Sukarno on October
1. Jones iterated that u201Cthere was not an iota of truth . . . in
the accusation that the CIA was working against Sukarno.u201D History
has proven otherwise. Jones accused the Communists of taking advantage
of Sukarno's failing health to beat out the other candidates to
succeed him. The goal, according to Jones, was to have PKI boss
D.N. Aidit succeed Sukarno. Sukarno did not die until 1970, while
under house arrest.

A CIA paper,
formerly classified Secret and undated, states u201CSukarno would like
to return to the status quo ante-coup. He has refused to condemn
the PKI or the 30th September Movement [of Lt. Col. Untung]; instead,
he calls for unity of Indonesia and asks that no vengeance be taken
by one group against the other. But, he has not succeeded in forcing
the Army to abandon its anti-PKI activities and, on the other hand,
he has bowed to their demand by appointing its single candidate
General Suharto as head of the Army.u201D Suharto and Barry Obama Soetoro's
step-father Lolo Soetoro would ignore Sukarno's call for no vengeance,
as hundreds of thousands of Indonesians would soon discover.

The mass murder
by Suharto of Indonesian Chinese is seen in the CIA paper's description
of the Baperki Party: u201Cthe leftist Baperki Party, with its major
strength in rural areas, is largely Chinese-Indonesian in membership.u201D
A CIA Intelligence Memorandum, dated October 6, 1966 and formerly
classified Secret, shows the extent of the CIA's monitoring of the
anti-Sukarno coup from various CIA agents assigned as liaisons to
Suharto's army units surrounding the Presidential Palace in Bogor
and at various diplomatic posts around the country, including the
U.S. Consulate in Medan, which was keeping track of leftists in
that Sumatran city and, which, in an October 2, 1965, Intelligence
Memo, reported to the CIA that the u201CSoviet consul-general in Medan
has a plane standing by that could be used for evacuation of Soviet
citizens from Sumatra.u201D The October 6 memo also warns against allowing
Untung from developing a following in Central Java.

A CIA formerly
Secret u201CWeekly Summary Special Reportu201D on Indonesia, dated
August 11, 1967, and titled u201CThe New Order in Indonesia,u201D
that in 1966, Indonesia re-aligned its economy in order to receive
International Monetary Fund (IMF) assistance. The CIA reports it
is happy with the new triumvirate ruling Indonesia in 1967: Suharto,
Foreign Minister Adam Malik, and the Sultan of Jogjakarta, who served
as minister for economics and finance. The report also rejoices
in the outlawing of the PKI, but states it u201Cretains a significant
following in East and Central Java,u201D where Ann Dunham Soetoro would
largely concentrate her later efforts on behalf of USAID, the World
Bank, and the Ford Foundation, all front activities for the CIA
to u201Cwin the hearts and mindsu201D of the Javanese farmers and artisans.

A CIA Intelligence
Memorandum, formerly Secret and dated July 23, 1966, clearly sees
the Muslim Nahdatul Ulama party (NU), the largest party in Indonesia
and Muslim, as a natural ally of the United States and the Suharto
regime. The report states that helped Suharto put down the Communists
in the post-coup time frame, especially where the NU was strongest:
East Java, where Obama's mother would concentrate her activities,
and North Sumatra and parts of Borneo. An April 29, 1966, formerly
Secret CIA Intelligence Memorandum on the PKI states: u201CMoslem extremists
in many instances outdid the army in hunting down and murdering
members of the party [PKI] and its front groups.u201D

Dunham dropped
out of the University of Hawaii in 1960 while pregnant with Barack
Obama. Barack Obama Sr. left Hawaii in 1962 to study at Harvard.
Dunham and Obama divorced in 1964. In the fall of 1961, Dunham enrolled
at the University of Washington while caring for her infant son.
Dunham was re-enrolled at the University of Hawaii from 1963 to
1966. Lolo Soetoro, who Dunham married in March 1965, departed Hawaii
for Indonesia on July 20, 1965, some three months prior to the CIA's
coup against Sukarno. Soetoro, who served Suharto as an Army colonel,
was clearly called back from the CIA-connected East-West Center
to assist in the coup against Sukarno, one that would eventually
cost the lives of some one million Indonesian citizens. It is a
history that President Obama would like the press to ignore, which
it certainly did during the 2008 primary and general election.

In 1967, after
arriving in Indonesia with Obama, Jr., Dunham began teaching English
at the American embassy in Jakarta, which also housed one of the
largest CIA stations in Asia and had significant satellite stations
in Surabaya in eastern Java and Medan on Sumatra. Jones left as
East-West Center chancellor in 1968.

In fact, Obama's
mother was teaching English for the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID), which was a major cover for CIA activities
in Indonesia and throughout Southeast Asia, especially in Laos,
South Vietnam, and Thailand. The USAID program was known as Lembaga
Pendidikan Pembinaan Manajemen. Obama's mother, painted as
a free spirit and a u201Csixties childu201D by President Obama and people
who claimed they knew her in Hawaii and Indonesia, had a curriculum
vitae in Indonesia that contradicts the perception that Ann Dunham
Soetoro was a u201Chippy.u201D

Dunham Soetoro's
Russian language training at the University of Hawaii may have been
useful to the CIA in Indonesia. An August 2, 1966, formerly Secret
memorandum from the National Security Council's Executive Secretary
Bromley Smith states that, in addition to Japan, Western Europe,
Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and the Philippines, the Suharto
coup was welcomed by the Soviet Union and its Eastern European allies
because its created a non-aligned Indonesia that u201Crepresents an
Asian counterweight to Communist China.u201D Records indicate that a
number of CIA agents posted in Jakarta before and after the 1965
coup were, like Dunham Soetoro, conversant in Russian.

Dunham Soetoro
worked for the elitist Ford Foundation, World Bank, Asian Development
Bank, Bank Rakyat (the majority government-owned People's Bank of
Indonesia), and the CIA-linked USAID while she lived in Indonesia
and later, Pakistan.

USAID was involved
in a number of CIA covert operations in Southeast Asia. The February
9, 1971, Washington Star reported that USAID officials in Laos were
aware that rice supplied to the Laotian Army by USAID was being
re-sold to North Vietnamese army divisions in the country. The report
stated that the U.S. tolerated the USAID rice sales to the North
Vietnamese since the Laotian Army units that sold the rice found
themselves protected from Communist Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese
attack. USAID and the CIA also used the supply of rice to force
Laotian Meo tribesmen to support the United States in the war against
the Communists. USAID funds programmed for civilians injured in
the war in Laos and public health care were actually diverted for
military purposes.

In 1971, the
USAID-funded Center for Vietnamese Studies at Southern Illinois
University in Carbondale was accused of being a CIA front. USAID-funded
projects through the Midwest Universities Consortium for International
Activities (MUCIA) – comprising the Universities of Illinois,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan State – were accused
of being CIA front projects, including those for u201Cagricultural educationu201D
in Indonesia, as well as other u201Cprojectsu201D in Afghanistan, Mali,
Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand, and South Vietnam. The charge was made
in 1971, the same year that Ann Dunham was working for USAID in
the country.

In a July 10,
1971, New York Times report, USAID and the CIA were accused
of u201Closingu201D $1.7 billion appropriated for the Civil Operations and
Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) program in South Vietnam.
CORDS was part of the CIA's Operation Phoenix program, which involved
CIA assassination and torture of South Vietnamese village elders
and Buddhist clerics. USAID money was also directed to the CIA's
proprietary airline in Southeast Asia, Air America. In Thailand,
USAID funds for the Accelerated Rural Development Program in Thailand
were actually masking a CIA anti-Communist counter-insurgency operation.
USAID funds programmed for public works projects in East Pakistan
in 1971 were used for East Pakistan's military fortifications on
its border with India, in the months before the outbreak of war
with India, in contravention of U.S. law that prohibited USAID money
for military purposes.

In 1972, USAID
administrator Dr. John Hannah admitted to Metromedia News that USAID
was being used as a cover for CIA covert operations in Laos. Hannah
only admitted to Laos as a USAID cover for the CIA. However, it
was also reported that USAID was being used by the CIA in Indonesia,
Philippines, South Vietnam, Thailand, and South Korea. USAID projects
in Southeast Asia had to be approved by the Southeast Asian Development
Advisory Group (SEADAG), an Asia Society group that was, in fact,
answerable to the CIA.

The U.S. Food
for Peace program, jointly administered by USAID and the Department
of Agriculture, was found in 1972 to be used for military purposes
in Cambodia, South Korea, Turkey, South Vietnam, Spain, Taiwan,
and Greece. In 1972, USAID funneled aid money only to the southern
part of North Yemen, in order to aid North Yemeni forces against
the government of South Yemen, then ruled by a socialist government
opposed to U.S. hegemony in the region.

One of the
entities affiliated with the USAID work in Indonesia was the Asia
Foundation, a 1950s creation formed with the help of the CIA to
oppose the expansion of communism in Asia. The East-West Center
guest house in Hawaii was funded by the Asia Foundation. The guest
house is also where Barack Obama Sr. first stayed after his airlift
from Kenya to Hawaii, arranged by the one of the CIA's major agents
of influence in Africa, Mboya.

Dunham would
also travel to Ghana, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and Thailand working
on micro-financing projects. In 1965, Barack Obama Sr. returned
to Kenya from Harvard, with another American wife. The senior Obama
linked up with his old friend and the CIA's u201Cgolden boyu201D Mboya and
other fellow Luo politicians. The CIA station chief in Nairobi from
1964 to 1967 was Philip Cherry. In 1975, Cherry was the CIA station
chief in Dacca, Bangladesh. Cherry was linked by the then-U.S. ambassador
to Bangladesh, Eugene Booster, to the 1975 assassination of Bangladesh's
first president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and members of his family.

The hit on
u201CSheikh Mujibu201D and his family was reportedly ordered by then-Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger. Bangladesh was also on the micro- and
macro-financing travel itinerary of CIA-linked Ann Dunham.

CIA banking and Hawaii

Dunham Soetoro's mother, Madelyn Dunham, who raised young Obama
when he returned to Hawaii in 1971 while his mother stayed in Indonesia,
was the first female vice president at the Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu.
Various CIA front entities used the bank. Madelyn Dunham handled
escrow accounts used to make CIA payments to U.S.-supported Asian
dictators like Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, South Vietnamese
President Nguyen van Thieu, and President Suharto in Indonesia.
In effect, the bank was engaged in money laundering for the CIA
to covertly prop up its favored leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.

One of the
CIA's major money laundering fronts in Honolulu was the firm of
Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham & Wong (BBRDW). After the
CIA allowed the firm to collapse in 1983 amid charges that BBRDW
was merely a Ponzi scheme, Senator Daniel Inouye of the US Senate
Intelligence Committee said the CIA's role in the firm u201Cwasn't significant.u201D
It would later be revealed that Inouye, who was one of the late
Alaska Senator Ted Stevens's best friends in the Senate, was lying.
In fact, BBRDW was involved heavily in funding covert CIA programs
throughout Asia, including economic espionage against Japan, providing
arms for Afghan mujaheddin guerrillas in their war against the Soviets
and covertly supplying weapons to Taiwan. One of BBRDW's principals
was John C. u201CJacku201D Kindschi, who, before he retired in 1981, was
the CIA station chief in Honolulu. BBRDW's chairman Ron Rewald had
a counterfeit college degree certificate provided for the wall of
his office by the CIA's forgery experts and his name was inserted
in university records as an alumnus.

A false history
for BBRDW was concocted by the CIA claiming the firm had operated
in Hawaii since it was a territory. President Obama is currently
plagued by allegations that he has fake college and university transcripts,
a phony social security number issued in Connecticut, and other
padded rsum items. Did Hawaii's fake BBRDW documents portend today's
questions about Obama's past?

BBRDW conducted
its business in the heart of Honolulu's business district, where
the Bank of Hawaii was located and where Obama grandmother Madelyn
Dunham ran the escrow accounts. The bank would handle much of BBRDW's
covert financial transactions.

and the u201Cyears of living dangerouslyu201D in Jakarta

It is clear
that Dunham Soetoro and her Indonesian husband, President Obama's
step-father, were closely involved in the CIA's operations to steer
Indonesia away from the Sino-Soviet orbit during the u201Cyears of living
dangerouslyu201D after the overthrow of Sukarno. WMR has discovered
that some of the CIA's top case officers were assigned to various
official and non-official cover assignments in Indonesia during
this time frame, including under the cover of USAID, the Peace Corps,
and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA).

One of the
closest CIA contacts for Suharto was former CIA Jakarta embassy
officer Kent B. Crane. Crane was so close to Suharto after u201Cretiringu201D
from the CIA, he was reportedly one of the only u201Cprivateu201D businessmen
given an Indonesian diplomatic passport by Suharto's government.
Crane's company, the Crane Group, was involved in supplying small
arms to the military forces of the United States, Indonesia, and
other nations. A foreign policy adviser to Vice President Spiro
Agnew, Crane was later nominated as U.S. ambassador to Indonesia
by President Ronald Reagan but the nomination was dead-on-arrival
because of Crane's dubious links to Suharto. The ambassadorship
would instead go to John Holdridge, a close colleague of Kissinger.
Holdridge was succeeded in Jakarta by Paul Wolfowitz.

Suharto's cronies,
who included Mochtar and James Riady of the Lippo Group, would later
stand accused of funneling over $1 million of illegal foreign contributions
to Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.

President Obama
has twice postponed official state visits to Indonesia, perhaps
fearful of the attention such a trip would bring to the CIA connections
of his mother and Indonesian step-father.

In the 1970s
and 80s, Dunham was active in micro-loan projects for the Ford Foundation,
the CIA-linked East-West Center, and USAID in Indonesia. One of
the individuals assigned to the U.S. embassy and helped barricade
the compound during a violent anti-U.S. student demonstration during
the 1965 Suharto coup against Sukarno was Dr. Gordon Donald, Jr.
Assigned to the embassy's Economic Section, Donald was responsible
for USAID micro-financing for Indonesian farmers, the same project
that Dunham Soetoro would work on for USAID in the 1970s, after
her USAID job of teaching English in Indonesia. In a 1968 book,
u201CWho's Who in the CIA,u201D published in West Berlin, Donald is identified
as a CIA officer who was also assigned to Lahore, Pakistan, where
Dunham would eventually live for five years in the Hilton International
Hotel while working on microfinancing for the Asian Development

Another u201CWho's
Who in the CIAu201D Jakarta alumnus is Robert F. Grealy, who later became
the director for international relations for the Asia-Pacific for
J P Morgan Chase and a director for the American-Indonesian Chamber
of Commerce. J P Morgan Chase's CEO Jamie Dimon is being mentioned
as a potential replacement for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner,
whose father, Peter Geithner, was the Ford Foundation's Asia grant-selector
who funneled the money to Ann Dunham's Indonesian projects.

Black Projects and Hawaii

While in Pakistan,
Dunham's son Barack visited her in 1980 and 1981. Obama visited
Karachi, Lahore, and Hyderabad, India during his south Asia visits.
It was during the time period that the CIA was beefing up its anti-Soviet
operations in Afghanistan from Pakistan.

A January 31,
1958, heavily-redacted formerly Secret NOFORN [no foreign dissemination]
memorandum for CIA Director Allen Dulles from the Deputy Assistant
Director of the CIA for Research and Reports [name redacted] reports
on a fact-finding mission to the Far East, Southeast Asia, and the
Middle East from November 17 through December 21, 1957.

The CIA Office
of Research and Reports (ORR) chief reports a meeting with the staff
of retired Army General Jesmond Balmer, a senior CIA official in
Hawaii, about requests by the Commander-in-Chief Pacific (CINCPAC)
for u201Ca number of detailed, time-consuming research studies.u201D The
ORR chief then reports about a CIA u201Csurvey of students at the University
of Hawaii who have both Chinese language and research ability.u201D
The ORR chief also reports that at a South-East Asia Treaty Organization
(SEATO) Counter Subversion Seminar at Baguio, Philippines held from
November 26–29, 1957, the Economic Subcommittee discussed an
u201Ceconomic development fundu201D to combat u201CSino-Soviet Bloc subversive
activities in the area and a consideration of possible counter-measures
which might be employed.u201D

The Thailand
and Philippines delegations were pushing hard for U.S. funding for
an economic development fund, which may have provided the impetus
for later USAID projects in the region, including those with which
Peter Geithner and Obama's mother were intimately involved.

Although CIA
geo-political covert operations at the University of Hawaii are
well-documented, the agency's darker side of research and MK-UKTRA
type operations has not generally been associated with the University
of Hawaii.

A series of
formerly Confidential CIA memoranda, dated May 15, 1972, points
to the involvement of both the Defense Department's Advanced Research
Projects Agency (ARPA), the CIA, and the University of Hawaii in
the CIA's behavioral science program. The memos are signed by then-Deputy
Director of the CIA Bronson Tweedy, the chief of the Intelligence
Community's Program Review
Group (PRG) [name redacted],
and CIA Director Richard Helms.
The subject of the memos
is u201CARPA Supported Research Relating to Intelligence Product,u201D
memo from the PRG chief discusses a conference held on May 11, 1972,
attended by Lt. Col. Austin Kibler, ARPA's Director of Behavioral
Research. Kibler was the chief for ARPA research into behavior modification
and remote viewing. Others mentioned in the PRG chief's memo include
CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence Edward Proctor, the CIA Deputy
Director for Science and Technology Carl Duckett, and Director of
the Office of National Estimates John Huizenga.

In 1973, after
CIA Director James Schlesinger ordered a review of all CIA programs,
the CIA developed a set of documents on various CIA programs collectively
called the u201CFamily Jewels.u201D Most of these documents were released
in 2007 but it was also revealed that Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, the CIA's
director of MKULTRA, the agency's behavior modification, brainwashing,
and drug-testing component, had been ordered by Helms, before he
resigned as CIA director, to destroy his documents. Duckett, in
one memo from Ben Evans of the CIA to CIA Director William Colby,
dated May 8, 1973, conveys that he u201Cthinks the Director would be
ill-advised to say he is acquainted with this program,u201D meaning
Gottlieb's drug-testing program under MKULKTRA.

Senior Gerald
Ford administration officials, including Chief of Staff Dick Cheney
and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, ensured that after the production
of the u201CFamily Jewelsu201D documents, no CIA revelations were made about
CIA psychological behavior-altering programs, including MKULTRA
and Project ARTICHOKE.

The May 15,
1972, set of memos appears to be related to the CIA's initial research,
code-named SCANATE, in 1972 into psychic warfare, including the
use of psychics for purposes of remote viewing espionage and mind
control. The memo discussed Kibler from ARPA and u201Chis contractor,u201D
which was later discovered to be Stanford Research Institute (SRI)
in Menlo Park, California.

In a memo from
CIA Director Helms to, among others, Duckett, Huizenga, Proctor,
and the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, which later
inherited remote viewing from the CIA under the code name GRILL
FLAME, Helms insists that ARPA had been supporting research into
behavioral science and its potential for intelligence production
u201Cfor a number of yearsu201D at u201CM.I.T., Yale, the University of Michigan,
U.C.L.A., and University
of Hawaii
and other institutions as well as in corporate research

The role of
the University of Hawaii in CIA psych-war operations continues to
this day. The chief of research for DIA's Defense Counterintelligence
and Human Intelligence Center (DCHC) Behavioral Sciences Program,
Dr. Susan Brandon, who was reportedly involved in a covert program
run by the American Psychological Association (APA), Rand Corporation,
and the CIA to employ u201Cenhanced interrogationu201D techniques, including
sleep and sensory deprivation, intense pain, and extreme isolation
on prisoners held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan and other u201Cblack
prisons,u201D received her PhD in Psychology from the University of
Hawaii. Brandon also served as assistant director of Social, Behavioral,
and Educational Sciences for the Office of Science and Technology
Policy in the George W. Bush White House.

The CIA's close
connections to the University of Hawaii continued to the late 1970s,
when the former President of the University of Hawaii from 1969
to 1974, Harlan Cleveland, was
a special invited speaker at CIA headquarters on May 10, 1977
Cleveland served as Assistant Secretary of State for International
Organization Affairs from 1961 to 1965 and Lyndon Johnson's ambassador
to NATO from 1965 to 1969 before taking up his position at the University
of Hawaii.

A CIA Director
of Training memo dated May 21, 1971, reports on the active recruitment
of a U.S. Marine officer who was entering graduate school at the
University of Hawaii.

The Family
of Obama and the CIA

There are volumes
of written material on the CIA backgrounds of George H. W. Bush
and CIA-related activities by his father and children, including
former President George W. Bush. Barack Obama, on the other hand,
cleverly masked his own CIA connections as well as those of his
mother, father, step-father, and grandmother (there is very little
known about Obama's grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham, who was
supposedly in the furniture business in Hawaii after serving in
Europe during World War II). Presidents and vice presidents do not
require security background checks, unlike other members of the
federal government, to hold office. That job is left up to the press.
In 2008, the press failed miserably in its duty to vet the man who
would win the White House. With the ties of Obama's parents to the
University of Hawaii and its links to MKULTRA and ARTICHOKE, a nagging
question remains: Is Barack Obama a real-life u201CManchurian Candidate?u201D

Add one more Obama family member to the CIA payroll

WMR previously
reported on the CIA links of President Obama's mother, father, step-father,
grandmother to the CIA. Not much is known about Obama's grandfather,
Stanley Armour Dunham, who
Obama mistakenly referred to as u201Chis fatheru201D
in two speeches,
one recently to the Disabled American Veterans.

What is officially
known about Stanley Armour Dunham is that he served with the 9th
Air Force in Britain and France prior to and after the D-Day invasion.
After the war, Dunham and his wife, Madelyn and his daughter Stanley
Ann – Obama's mother – moved to Berkeley, California;
El Dorado, Kansas; Seattle; and Honolulu. Armour Dunham is said
to have worked for a series of furniture stores.

Obama maintains
that his mother and father first met in a Russian-language class
at the University of Hawaii in 1959. However, a photograph has emerged
of Stanley Armour welcoming Barack Obama, Sr., complete with traditional
Hawaiian welcoming leis, from Kenya. Obama, Sr. was the only Kenyan
student airlifted to Hawaii as part of the CIA-inspired Airlift
Africa project that saw Obama and 279 other students from British
eastern and southern African colonies brought to the United States
for college degrees prior to their homelands gaining independence
from Britain. The students were selected by Kenyan nationalist leader
Tom Mboya who would later conduct surveillance for the CIA at pan-African
nationalist meetings. Mboya was particularly focused on two African
leaders who were seen as too close to the Sino-Soviet bloc, Kwame
Nkrumah of Ghana and Sekout Toure of Guinea.

Armour Dunham with Barack Obama, Sr. at welcoming ceremony to Hawaii.
The presence of two US Navy personnel indicates the plane may have
landed at Hickam Air Force Base, an indication of the U.S. government's
and CIA's role in the Airlift Africa project.

The photograph
of Armour Dunham with Barack Obama, Sr., indicates that the u201Cfurniture
salesmanu201D in Hawaii was, in fact, working with a CIA-funded project
to rapidly educate aspiring politicians to serve in post-independence
African governments to counter Soviet- and Chinese-backed political
leaders in the region.

There is a
strong reason to believe that Armour Dunham worked in the 1950s
for the CIA in the Middle East. An FBI file on Armour Dunham existed
but the bureau claimed it destroyed the file on May 1, 1997. Considering
the sour relations between the FBI and CIA during the Cold War,
it is likely that Armour Dunham was being monitored by FBI director
J. Edgar Hoover in the same manner as a number of other CIA officials
and agents were being surveilled. Similarly, the pre-1968 passport
records of Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, were destroyed by
the State Department.

There is a
photographic clue that the Dunhams may have been assigned by the
CIA to Beirut, Lebanon in the early 1950s. A photograph of Obama's
mother and grandparents has emerged that shows Stanley Ann Dunham
wearing what may be a school uniform with the insignia of u201CNdJ,u201D
which stands for the College Notre-Dame de Jamhour, a private Jesuit
Catholic French language school in Beirut, Lebanon. Graduates of
the school include three former presidents of Lebanon, Amine Gemayel,
Bashir Gemayel, and Charles Helou, all of whom maintained close
relations with Washington.

Did Obama's mother [left] go to a private school in Lebanon in the
early 1950s while her father [middle] worked for the CIA in Beirut?

There is also
the curious nature of President Obama's Social Security Number,
issued in Connecticut, a state where there is no other evidence
of his ever being a resident. Adding to the mystery is a New York
City address for a u201Cmaleu201D named Stanley Ann Dunham, 235 E. 40th
St Apt 8F, New York NY 10016-1747. The address is a few blocks away
from the address of the Ford Foundation. Ann Dunham did work briefly
in New York for the Ford Foundation.

On August 9,
2010, WMR reported, u201CIn a December 19, 1971, article in the Boston
Globe by Dan Pinck, [a historian and former OSS officer] titled
u2018Is everyone in the CIA?' it is alleged that identifying US Agency
for International Development (USAID) officers as CIA agents was
a u2018reasonably accurate accounting of certain leading operatives
and associates of the CIA.' President Obama's mother, Stanley Ann
Dunham Soetoro worked for USAID in rural Java in Indonesia. Pinck's
article was a review of a 1968 book, u2018Who's Who in the CIA' published
in Berlin.u201D

WMR has obtained
a rare copy of Who's Who in the CIA, from England. The book,
published in West Berlin in 1968, lists some 3,000 CIA agents and
agents-of-influence around the world.

The book also
contains a reference to one CIA operative whose area of primary
place of operation was Mercer Island, Washington. He was retired
Air Force General Don Zabriskie Zimmermann, who was the Chief Engineer
for the Boeing Company in Seattle. Before retiring from the Air
Force, Zimmermann was the Air Force Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff
for Development in Foreign Countries. Ann Stanley Dunham reportedly
graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1960 and met Obama later
that year in a Russian language class after her parents moved to
Hawaii. Stanley Ann's mother, Madelyn Dunham, worked at a Boeing
plant in Wichita, Kansas during World War II.

The book lists
the number of CIA agents in countries during the 1950s and 60s where
Obama's father, mother, step-father Lolo Soetori, and allegedly,
his grandmother and grandfather worked:



61 (including one agent also assigned to Jakarta, Lahore, and Karachi
and another assigned to Lahore)

6 (one agent also assigned to Canton Island and another was fluent
in French, Stanley Ann Dunham spoke French, Urdu, Bahasa Indonesian,
and she studied Javanese at the University of Hawaii, in addition
to Russian).

Part IV

On Graduation

Barack Obama’s
employment as an editor for CIA front Business International Corporation
(BIC) after his graduation from Columbia University in 1983, came
at a time when such small business and political risk consulting
firms were mushrooming and their ranks growing with retired senior
CIA personnel. The expansion of BIC and similar firms in the early
1980s also came at a time when major corporations were phasing
out their internal risk departments and relying more on companies
like BIC.

Obama’s contacts with the CIA came earlier than his work for BIC.
Obama’s attendance at Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979
to 1981 is significant considering the college’s close ties with
the CIA. Occidental’s President, Richard C. Gilman, who retired
in 1988, was a habitu of Los Angeles’s version of New York’s
Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council
(WAC). As a director of the WAC, Gilman rubbed shoulders with
fellow WAC directors John McCone, a former CIA director; Simon
Ramo, chairman of top CIA contractor TRW, Inc.; and the wealthy
oil magnate Armand Hammer, chairman of Occidental Petroleum, himself
no stranger to intelligence-oriented intrigue.

was, for many years, a top target for CIA recruiting efforts.
WMR has obtained a CIA memorandum, formerly Secret and dated February
8, 1967, that details the CIA’s “100 Universities Program,” which,
as stated by the author, “originally conceived [redacted] as a
recruitment technique. Its purpose was to make better known on
the campuses of America the very existence of the CIA and its
mission and role in Government, to illustrate the vast range of
vocational opportunities in the Agency.”

formerly Secret CIA memorandum for the Deputy Director for Administration
from the acting Director of Personnel
, dated February 8, 1979,
discusses an active CIA recruitment effort at Occidental College
on February 1, 1979. Obama reportedly attended Occidental later
in 1979. The memo states, “[redacted] our [redacted[ recruiter,
reports that he briefed approximately seventy students at Occidental
College in Los Angeles on 1 February and was very well received.
He added that while they did not interrupt his presentation, about
fifteen to twenty members of the Socialist Democratic Alliance
demonstrated outside as he spoke and that their chanting of “CIA,
go Away” could be heard. Larry also reported that the seventy
attending his briefing was the largest number ever to attend a
briefing at the school by an employer.” A burning question is
whether “Larry” ever tried to recruit a young Barack Obama, Jr.
at Occidental and whether he was successful at the enthusiastically
pro-CIA campus in 1979.

mother’s employer and the CIA

Stanley Ann
Dunham’s employer in Indonesia, the Ford Foundation, had a long-standing
relationship with the CIA. While ostensibly working on micro-financing
and rural development projects in Indonesia, Dunham’s grant paymaster
was Peter Geithner, the father of current Treasury Secretary Timothy

The rural
development project funded by the Ford Foundation had long been
a cover for U.S. intelligence activities in Indonesia. An Indonesian
Permanent Mission to the UN bulletin dated November 19, 1959,
states that a Ford Foundation grant funded the Village Community
Development Bureau’s work with “development projects in line with
village custom and tradition.”

Ford Foundation helped establish two Cold War institutes at Columbia
University and Harvard, two universities where Obama graduated.
In the post-World War II years, Ford Foundation money helped create
the Russian Institute at Columbia and the Russian Research Center
at Harvard to promote the study of Soviet and Russian history
and politics for a cadre of CIA Kremlinologists. In fact, Dunham
and Obama, Sr. met at a Russian language class at the University
of Hawaii in 1960. Obama. Sr.’s scholarship was courtesy of a
partly CIA-funded operation called Airlift Africa, designed to
educate and gain influence over a new generation of eastern and
southern African leaders in the same year the USSR was doing the
same by establishing the People’s Friendship University of Moscow,
later renamed Patrice Lumumba University.

The Ford
and Rockefeller Foundations continued to fund Columbia’s Soviet
studies programs through the early 1980s, while Obama was allegedly
a student enrolled in a Soviet studies program taught by Zbigniew
Brzezinski, the former National Security Adviser under President

The Ford
Foundation also funded CIA-directed propaganda campaigns around
the world. In 1967, Shepherd Stone, born
Shepherd Arthur Cohen, a former New York Times reporter
and director of international affairs for the Ford Foundation,
became president of the International Association of Cultural
Freedom (IACF), which saw its name change from the Congress of
Cultural Freedom after its direct funding from the CIA ceased.

Much like
Barack Obama’s post-Columbia employer, BIC, the Ford Foundation,
through groups like the IACF, curried links with some of Europe’s
main leftist political parties, including the British Labor Party,
the West German Social Democrats, and the French Socialists.

not every world leader was lulled into a false sense of security
by the Ford Foundation. A formerly Secret CIA “Current Intelligence
Weekly Summary,” dated April 20, 1962, reports that Burmese strongman
Ne Win ordered “the Asia Foundation and Ford Foundation to wind
up their activities” in Burma. The CIA report attacks Ne Win for
his decision to toss out both CIA-linked organizations, stating,
“Ne Win is a narrow nationalist with a suspicious conspiratorial
outlook, a short temper, and a tendency toward snap decisions.”

Murray Kempton, writing in the October 3, 1967, New York Post
lambasted Stone, the IACF, and the Ford Foundation for their
close links to the CIA. Kempton wrote, “One standard apology for
the CIA used to be that its subsidies were a considerable force
for cultural progress, and that it could not really be distinguished
from, say, the Ford Foundation. This is a sounder comparison than
one would have thought possible before reading the annual report
of the Ford Foundation, after which it is difficult with confidence
to distinguish the international activities of the Ford Foundation
from those of the CIA.”

cites the Ford Foundation’s $8 million grant to MIT’s Center for
International Studies, adding that the center was established
with CIA funds. In 1966, one of the architects of the Cold War
policies of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, McGeorge Bundy, took
over as the President of the Ford Foundation. Bundy also worked
with the Council on Foreign Relations and CIA officers Allen Dulles
and Richard Bissell to create a carve-out in the post-World War
II Marshall Plan that covertly steered aid money to anti-Communist
groups in Italy and France. After President Kennedy’s assassination
in 1963, Bundy began directing U.S. covert operations as chairman
of the super-secret “303 Committee” in the Johnson White House.

Bundy signed
a Secret memo on February 27, 1961, in which the Sprague Committee
report on U.S. Information Activities Abroad was circulated to
senior officials. The Sprague Committee, chaired by Mansfield
D. Sprague of CIA-rife New Canaan, Connecticut, was commissioned
by President Eisenhower and included Allen Dulles, CIA director,
and the committee’s executive director, Waldemar A. Nielsen, who
was “loaned” by the Ford Foundation. The committee recommended
integrating “psychological factors” into the United States “informational

The CIA’s
funding of foundations such as Ford and Rockefeller was so prevalent
during the 1960s, New York Congressman William Fitts Ryan of New
York introduced legislation in 1967 that would have prohibited
the CIA from “granting, contributing, lending, or otherwise paying,
directly or indirectly, any of its funds to any foundation or
philanthropic organization,labor organization, publishing organization,
radio or broadcasting organization, or educational institution
— including organization composed of students or faculty members
— incorporated in the United States.”

In a case
eerily reminiscent of the post-gall bladder surgery death of Pennsylvania
Democratic Representative John Murtha last February, in September
1972, Ryan died suddenly following surgery on an ulcer and after
he cast a vote against new Vietnam War appropriations.

Ryan was
particularly incensed over the CIA’s use of the National Student
Association (NSA) and its global counterpart, the International
Student Conference (ISC), to recruit agents. In fact, the Airlift
Africa project that brought Obama, Sr. to the University of Hawaii
appears to have been part of a larger CIA program to use the NSA
and ISC to recruit young college students into its ranks. The
CIA funded technical assistance, education, and student exchange
programs, via the NSA and ISC, with Third World nations like Kenya
and Indonesia, the home countries of President Obama’s father
and step-father, respectively.

Airlift Africa received a $100,000 grant from the Joseph P. Kennedy
Foundation to pay for African students personally selected by
the CIA’s Kenyan nationalist asset, Tom Mboya, a mentor of Barack
Obama, Sr., to travel to the United States to study at various
colleges (Obama, Sr. was the first African student to attend the
University of Hawaii), the CIA used a series of front foundations
to launder money for such projects. The chief CIA fund used for
such purposes in the early 1960s was the New York-based J. M.
Kaplan Fund. The CIA used a network of other funds to pass money
through the Kaplan Fund. These funds included, according to a
March 1967, Ramparts magazine article, the Borden Trust
of Philadelphia, the Price Fund of New York, the Edsel Fund of
San Francisco, the Beacon Fund of Boston, and the Kentfield Fund
of Dallas.

In 1958,
a CIA-linked group called the Western Regional Assembly met at
Lake Arrowhead, California in a seminar titled “The United States
and Africa.” Among those in attendance was Walter P. Coombs, the
executive director of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council; Arthur
N. Young, Trustee of Occidental College; and Frank LaMacchia,
identified as “economic officer, American Consulate General, Nairobi,
Kenya.” However, the Julius Mader book published in 1968, “Who’s
Who in the CIA,” identified LaMacchia as a CIA officer assigned
to Nairobi, as well as Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Seoul, and

The Lake
Arrowhead conclave was told that for Africa’s emerging nations,
“furtherance of education on the college level is important, and
the number of scholarships for Africans to American institutions
of higher learning should be increased.” In 1959, the CIA, likely
though LaMacchia in Nairobi, and Mboya, kicked off Airlift Africa
that saw 230 African students airlifted to the United States,
including Barack Obama, Sr., a friend of Mboya, to Hawaii, via
funding from the Kennedy and an entity called the African-American
Students Foundation.

The Lake
Arrowhead attendees also heard Assistant Secretary of State for
African Affairs Joseph C. Satterthwaite warn, “persistent and
ingenious Communists, skilled in subversive and revolutionary
tactics, must be reckoned with” in Africa. The Airlift Africa
project was a form of reckoning with the pro-Communists in Africa.

One of the
Kenyan politicians who LaMacchia and Mboya kept a close eye on
was Kenyan left-wing nationalist leader Oginga Odinga, whose son
is now Kenya’s Prime Minister. Odinga, a Luo like Mboya and Obama,
Sr., had cultivated close relations with Soviet bloc countries
and was dispatching Kenyan students to the east bloc for college

One of the
agencies that worked closely with the CIA to fund anti-communist
student activities abroad was the US Agency for International
Development (USAID), another one of Stanley Ann Dunham’s employers
in Indonesia. The CIA student operations were conducted through
Langley’s Covert Action Division No. Five, within the Plans Division.
One of the chief missions of the CIA’s foreign students was to
infiltrate leftist student movements to either disrupt or recruit.

grandmother and money laundering for the CIA

In our previous
report on Obama’s family and the CIA, WMR reported on the use
of a Honolulu-based front company, Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham
& Wong, (BBRDW) Inc., to pay off various Asian dictators,
including President Suharto of Indonesia, who seized power in
1965 in a CIA-inspired anti-communist coup, merely two years before
Stanley Ann Dunham and seven-year-old Barack moved to Jakarta
to be with Dunham’s new husband, Lolo Soetoro, a senior officer
in Suharto’s fascist armed forces. BBRDW used the facilities of
the Bank of Hawaii to transmit funds to CIA operatives and dictators
in Asia. The bank vice president in charge of the escrow accounts
used for such purposes was Madelyn Dunham, Obama’s grandmother,
who died just two days before her grandson was elected President
of the United States in 2008.

the CIA and Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye brushed off suggestions
that BBRDW, which failed amid charges that it was a Ponzi scheme,
was a CIA front, WMR has obtained from CIA files a letter, dated
April 13, 1984, sent from the U.S. Attorney for the District of
Hawaii to the Justice Department’s Internal Security Criminal
Division and the CIA’s Legislative Office forwarding a Honolulu
article on the firm. The article reveals that the CIA stepped
in to halt an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigation of
BBRDW in January 1983. IRS Honolulu agent Joseph A. Campione confirmed
that his IRS bosses in Washington, DC had ordered him to halt
his investigation of BBRDW. The CIA’s station chief in Honolulu,
Jack Kindschi, retired from the CIA and joined BBRDW after it
was established.

Ron Rewald,
BBRDW’s principal, was recruited in 1976 by the CIA’s chief officer
in Chicago. In addition to BBRDW, Rewald created a number of other
CIA front firms in Honolulu, including H&H Enterprises and
Canadian Far East Trade Corporation. Other firms that were joint
CIA ventures with foreign millionaires, included Hawaiian-Arabian
Investment Company and U.S. and United Arab Emirates Investment
Company, registered in Hawaii and involving Rewald, millionaire
Indonesian Indri Gautama, and UAE prince Saud Mohammed of the
emirate of Sharjah.

Rewald told
the Hawaii Investor that millions of dollars in CIA funds were
“freely co-mingled” with the funds of innocent investors in accounts
such as those maintained in the Bank of Hawaii, as well as in
overseas accounts. BBRDW accounts in Hawaiian and overseas banks
were used to launder money for the Sultan of Brunei, Philippine
banker Enrique Zobel and his close friend President Ferdinand
Marcos, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Gandhi’s son and
future Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and President Suharto of Indonesia.

Madelyn’s bank also had dealings with another CIA bank, Nugan
Hand Bank of Australia, through which the CIA funded the constitutional
coup d’etat against Australian Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam
in 1975. After Nugan Hand collapsed in the late 1970s, co-founder
Frank Hand was found slumped over the steering wheel of his parked
car near Sydney. Hand was shot through the head although a rifle
on the seat beside him had been wiped clean of fingerprints. The
world of Pacific finance that Obama’s banker grandmother dealt
with in the 1970s and 1980s dealt with much more than loaning
money for beachfront properties in idyllic South Pacific settings.

and Transparency — Not!

buried deep in the CIA files is an obscure
invitation to then-CIA director Stansfield Turner to attend a
“30th Anniversary of Teaching” for “Gil’s” award from the American
Chemical Society at the East-West Center
at the University
of Hawaii on April 3, 1979. It was at the East-West Center where
Barack Obama, Sr. stayed in 1960 and where Stanley Ann Dunham
met Lolo Soetoro in 1965. The East-West Center also served as
a CIA front activity for the grooming of future Asian leaders
from Japan and Okinawa to Indonesia and Micronesia.

Oddly, the
name of the group celebrating the anniversary is redacted in the
unclassified invitation, which also reveals “Gil’s” 30 year teaching
stint at the University of Hawaii and University of Illinois.
The ceremony for “Gil” follows a “Division of Chemical Education
Dinner.” The
return address on the invitation’s envelope is also redacted
two pages
of the file on the anniversary and award ceremony are withheld
from disclosure. Previously, WMR reported that the University
of Hawaii served as one of five universities favored by CIA director
Richard Helms for the CIA’s behavioral modification projects,
part of the CIA’s Office of Science and Technology’s MK-ULTRA
and Project Artichoke programs, which employed the use of, among
other drugs, LSD for the CIA’s human subjects.

One of President
Obama’s chief campaign promises was to run the most transparent
administration in history. Considering the fact that his own personal
history is one of the most opaque of any past president, there
is little wonder why Obama’s administration is the least transparent
in recent history.

Part V

In this,
the last of a five-part series on how Barack Obama, Jr. is a
creation of the Central Intelligence Agency, WMR delves into
the behavior modification, creative leadership, and phenomenological
research programs that were at full throttle while Obama was
an employee of CIA front Business International Corporation

In 1984,
while Obama was working as an editor at BIC in Manhattan, CIA
deputy director for intelligence Robert Gates, who Obama retained
as his Secretary of Defense from the Bush administration, renamed
the CIA’s Political Psychology Division the Political Psychology
Center (PPC)
and transferred the group from the Office of
Global Issues (OGI) to the Office of Scientific and Weapons
Research (OSWR).

The CIA’s
political psychology program is directly linked to its overall
psychological and behavioral science programs. In fact, the
CIA continues to send CIA officers for training to the Stanford
Institute for Political Psychology program at Stanford University.
Stanford and Stanford Research Institute (SRI) figure prominently
in the CIA behavioral science and modification programs that
enabled Barack Obama to hurdle into political office.

A CIA memorandum
from the chief of OSWR/PPC to the Associate Deputy Director
for Intelligence, dated 1984, reqiests that a consultant member
of the PPC’s Senior Behavioral Science Panel be permitted to
publish an unclassified paper prepared by the PPC at the University
of Chicago. At the time of Gates’s push for political psychology
programs at the CIA, Obama was working on the very same psychological-propaganda
“journalism” projects at BIC, a CIA front. The paper in question
sought to depict Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini as intent on bringing
down “‘Western’ supported regimes and to establish in their
place one ‘united Islamic Nation’ guided by the Islamic Republic
of Iran and Ayatollah Khomeini.” The paper suggests Khomeini
would accomplish his goals by stirring up the Shi’a populations
of “Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Lebanon,
Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Iraq” and maintain “the Gulf and the
Arab world in a state of crisis.”

The CIA’s
push for political action on the international and domestic
media is seen in a formerly
SECRET/SENSITIVE agenda for a meeting on “Political Action,”
dated August 5, 1982
and attended by Secretary of State
George Schultz, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Deputy
Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci, CIA Director William Casey,
US Information Agency director Charles Wick, and National Security
Adviser William Clark.

The CIA’s
Project MOCKINGBIRD, developed under the aegis of Cord Meyer,
was a Cold War-era program designed to influence the foreign
and domestic media and its successor programs governed the CIA’s
use of BIC journalists, of which Obama was one, to push propaganda
and disinformation at home and abroad. With the approval of
the new Political Action doctrine by the Reagan administration,
there was a major push to use companies like BIC and other private
sector operations to push U.S. propaganda abroad. The cover
for the Reagan administration had to be in the private sector
for, as the memo states, “Obviously as a government we cannot
and should not simply emulate Soviet methods. Nor will our political
parties be able in the foreseeable future to play the international
role of European parties. But there is much that we can do.”

The memo
states that there should be a private sector campaign to challenge
the Soviets abroad and states that “even the New York Times”
supported such an effort. The private sector propaganda effort
was called PROJECT TRUTH and its details are outlined in a formerly
Confidential memorandum from Wick to Clark dated April 23, 1982.

A major
propaganda effort against the Soviets, using U.S. and foreign
private — unions, parties, youth, church, business, etc. — and
public persons and elements, is described. Particular targets
for the initiative included the May 13–16 Bilderberg meeting
in Norway, the Fall UN General Assembly meeting, the April 28
Washington meeting of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations,
and a contrivance known as “International Afghanistan Day.”

The Reagan
national security team was clearly intent, using cut-outs like
BIC and others, to increase the U.S. “ability to generate political
initiatives and conduct political campaigns, using overt and
covert resources and combining government and private efforts
here and abroad.”

The CIA, Business International Corporation, Looking Glass,
and nurturing future leadership

CIA files
indicate the PPC was partially involved with a project called
LOOKING GLASS, which involved a group of CIA and top business
officials whose mission included “cultivating talent” from an
early age.

WMR has
obtained an agenda from the “Conference on Cultivating Talent”
held in Greensboro, North Carolina from January 17–18, 1984,
and co-sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).
CCL was founded in 1970 by H. Smith Richardson, founder of the
Vick Chemical Company.

Among the
participants were the CIA’s director of training and education,
former National Security Agency (NSA) director Admiral Noel
Gayler, and William Verity, Jr., the former chairman of the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a director at BIC in Manhattan.
Gayler also served as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command
in Hawaii from 1972 to 1976, succeeding Admiral John S. McCain,
Jr., the father of Obama’s 2008 challenger, Senator John S.
McCain III of Arizona.

who was also chairman of Armco steel corporation, later succeeded
Malcolm Baldrige, Jr. as Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan
administration. Verity became Commerce Secretary after Baldrige
died in a freak rodeo accident in California. During his directorship
at BIC, Verity also served on the boards of Eli Lilly and Chase
Manhattan Bank, as well as serving as chairman of the board
of trustees of Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC.

Most of
the CCL participants at the two-day conference were behavioral
scientists. In our previous report on Obama and the CIA, WMR
revealed that CIA director Richard Helms considered the University
of Hawaii, the alma mater of Obama’s mother and father, as one
of five top centers for the CIA’s behavioral science research
work. The others were MIT, Yale, University of Michigan, and

at the CCL conference, in addition to Verity, were Billie L.
Alban, President of Alban & Williams, Ltd., an international
consultancy. Alban was a core faculty member at UCLA and previously
served on the staff of the Tavistock Institute in London. Currently,
she teaches at Columbia University. Part of Alban’s biography
held in CIA archival files, which states her clients included
the CIA-linked Bankers Trust, is redacted. Today, CCL’s board
of governors includes faculty members from Columbia and Harvard

was joined at the conference by two executives of Armco. One
cartoon from the conference found in the CIA archives
two men with one pointing to a group of people representing
the bottom rungs of society and exclaiming, “There is the raw
material for a new, dynamic world!” The presence of Verity of
BIC at the conference attended by the CIA’s chief of education
and training raises the specter of BIC’s role in supplying “raw
material” from its ranks, individuals like Obama, for the CIA’s
“new, dynamic world.”

CIA and Tavistock

Also known
as the “Freud Hilton,” Tavistock has long been involved in brainwashing
techniques and CIA work since its foundation. The institute
also has links to the Harvard Psychology Clinic, the CIA, and
Stanford Research Institute (SRI), a major contractor for CIA
psychic warfare activities in the 1970s and 80s. Alban told
the 1984 CCL seminar, “talent should be nurtured and developed
for tomorrow not today. If one focuses on today’s requirements,
by the time talents are nurtured one will find they are the
talents required of yesterday. The focus must be visionary and
look to the needs of the future.”

The Tavistock
Institute has long been linked with the CIA’s MK-ULTRA and Projects
BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE mind control and brain-washing operations,
conducted by the CIA’s top scientist for such matters, Dr. Sidney
Gottlieb. Much of the records about MK-ULTRA and other CIA programs
was destroyed on the order of Helms in 1972. BLUEBIRD documents
describe what the CIA was trying to accomplish with behavioral
modification in the early 1950s: “Can we ‘alter’ a person’s
personality? Can we devise a system for making unwilling subjects
into willing agents and then transfer that control to untrained
agency agents in the field by use of codes or identifying signs?”
In other words, the movie “The Manchurian Candidate,” was not
purely a fictional account within the CIA’s research and scientific

Obama’s penchant for homosexual encounters in Chicago and Washington,
DC, the question of a continuation of Gottlieb’s OPERATION MIDNIGHT
CLIMAX continues to the present day. A sub-program of MK-ULTRA,
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS employed prostitutes in the San Francisco Bay
Area and New York City to lure targeted individuals into CIA
safehouses where they would then be plied with drugs like LSD.
They would then be tested for their susceptibility to sexual
blackmail. The program was “officially” halted in 1966, but
the continuing use of prostitutes by the CIA for blackmail purposes
has been verified to WMR by workers in the sex industry.

pages in the CIA’s director for training and education’s January
25, 1984, report to the deputy director for administration remain
classified to this day
, but in a hand written note on the
CIA transmittal sheet, he states “I
think you will find Tab B to be very interesting.”
The deputy
director for administration replies, also in a handwritten note,
“I did — though I don’t [subscribe]? to call the community on
Tab C.”

Tab B is
the training and education director’s comments to the CCL. The
talking points include:

  • “Pleased
    to be invited to participate and to exchange ideas on the
    cultivating and nurturing of talent.

  • Our recent visibility has been both an asset and a liability
    in this regard. More people know of the CIA and its activities
    than when I joined (tell the labor union story), and this
    attracts some good people. By the same token, it brings out
    the weird ones.

  • We have an exceptional screening process involving security
    investigation, testing, (assessment — OSS-CCL) psychological
    screening, medical review, interviewing, polygraph, etc. (and
    a long processing time!) [Ed. note: it cannot be determined
    if this reference is to the Office of Strategic Services,
    the forerunner of the CIA or the CIA’s Special Security Office.
    CCL, however, appears to indicate a past and on-going relationship
    between the CIA and the Center for Creative Leadership.]

  • So, the pepole who come to us are, for the most part, exceptionally
    talented, thoroughly screened, and represent a real challenge
    for us to stretch, nurture and retain.

  • Eventually reach the point where at least some people are
    identified early on as having high potential for senior agency-wide
    positions and are consciously developed toward that end.

university recruitment the year Obama graduated from Columbia

A September
11, 1984 memo to Dan Carlin, the assistant director of the President’s
Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) from the CIA’s executive
assistant/executive director to director William Casey points
out the academia sources for the past year’s CIA undergraduate
recruits. Two recruits came from Columbia University. Obama
graduated from Columbia in 1983 after reportedly studying under
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former National Security Adviser to
President Carter. The chairman of the PFIAB at the time of the
stepped-up CIA college recruiting campaign was Anne Armstrong,
the Ford administration’s ambassador to London from 1976 to
1977 and a major backer of George H.W. and George W. Bush. A
one-time board member of Halliburton, Armstrong was a mentor
for Karl Rove when she served as co-chairman of the Republican
National Committee from 1971 to 1973.

By way
of comparison, one undergraduate was recruited from Harvard,
one from Occidental College (where Obama attended before transferring
to Columbia), one from Claremont Men’s College, one from Pepperdine.
Topping the list are five each from Georgetown and Dartmouth.
Graduate recruits include one from Harvard Law, where Obama
attended law school after his “community service” work in Chicago;
three from the University of Michigan (one of Helms’s favored
behavioral science research campuses), and, trumpeting other
graduate schools, American University in Washington, with five
new recruits.

CIA archival
records also indicate an on-going relationship between Obama’s
former college, Occidental, and the CIA in 1983. A MacNeil-Lehrer
Newshour transcript shows a guest, Lawrence Caldwell of Occidental,
as having been a scholar in residence at the CIA’s Office of
Soviet Analysis for two years.

science, the CIA, and SRI

formerly Secret NOFORN [not releasable to foreign nationals]
proposal for the CIA, dated December 31, 1992
, and prepared
for the CIA by Science Applications International Corporation
(SAIC) describes in great detail the agency’s behavioral science
programs, which included anomalous cognition (AC) and anomalous
perturbation (AP). AC is defined as “the awareness of information
that is considered otherwise shielded from all known sensory
channels” and AP is “the perturbation of physical matter under
conditions of complete physical and sensorial isolation.”

The document
states that research into both field began in 1973 with the
CIA engaged in such research and was followed by U.S. military
service and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) research with
SRI through fiscal year 1990. The document also states “beginning
in 1986, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
(USAMRDC) [Fort Detrick, Maryland] initiated the first coordinated
long-term examination of AC and AP phenomenon.”

SAIC proposed
to conduct various research projects for the CIA are similar
to some of the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used on detainees
in Guantanamo Bay, Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, and other
CIA “black sites” in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The experiments,
conducted by SRI since 1974, included exposing individuals to
flashing light or no light to discover how their central nervous
systems reacted to the visual stimuli. Experiment subjects were
fitted with EEGs (electroencephalogram) monitors to measure
their reaction to the flashing light stimuli. Part of the SAIC
proposal remains redacted.

A sub-contractor
to SAIC was the Lucidity Institute of Napa, California, founded
in 1987 by Dr. Stephen LaBerge for the conduct of “research
on lucid dreams and to help people learn to use them to enhance
their lives. Lucid dreaming means dreaming while knowing that
one is dreaming and allows people to consciously guide the direction
of their dreams.” Ironically, one of this summer’s blockbuster
movies, “Inception,” dealt with the subject of invading people’s
dreams to steal secrets. Leonardo DeCaprio plays a secretive
agent named Dorn Cobb who is an “extractor” agent operating
in the para-psychological dream invasion program. What may be
fiction in Hollywood was far from it in the CIA research with
SAIC, SRI, and the Lucidity Institute.

One of
the methods used by the SRI and SAIC program to determine “the
differences between effective and ineffective liars” was called
the Q-Sort technique. The technique was used to separate “highly
talented” individuals in test “clusters.”

The paragraph
on the intelligence applications of anomalous cognition is 90
percent redacted from the SAIC proposal as are at least three
reference works cited in the document. Academic institutions
involved in the project included, in addition to SRI, Stanford
University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Institute of
Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, and UCLA (one of Helms’s favorite
CIA behavioral science research centers).

project principals had either worked at or attended the Biofeedfack
Institute of San Francisco; SAIC; Yale (another of Helms’s favored
research centers); Columbia University; Harvard; Bellevue Hospital
in New York; the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia; the Stanford Hypnosis Research Laboratory; Carnegie-Mellon
University; MIT (another one of Helms’s favored behavioral science
centers); the World Bank; the Air Force Institute of Technology
at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; University of Minnesota;
the Brain Research Institute; the Behavioral Research Foundation
of St. Kitts, West Indies; the Tavistock Institute in London;
the A.K. Rice Institute of Rainier, Washington, an off-shoot
of the Tavistock Institute; Sleep Disorders Clinic, Provo, Utah;
Neurology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, Maryland; Tibetan government-in-exile, Dharamsala,
India; U.S. Veterans Administration; University of Wisconsin-Madison;
US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC; and perhaps, most
interestingly, the University of Hawaii (also designated by
Helms as one of the CIA’s favored behavioral science research
centers and where two of the principals involved in the SAIC-CIA
project had an affiliation).

The research
director for the CIA-SAIC program was Dr. Edwin C. May, an internationally-recognized
parapsychology expert who is the executive director for the
Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental
Research in Palo Alto, California. May was a lead researcher
for the CIA’s STARGATE remote viewing and ESP project until
it was closed down in 1995. WMR has previously reported that
the program moved from the CIA to the National Security Agency
and involved research carried out with Johns Hopkins University
in Baltimore and the Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia, south
of Charlottesville The Monroe Institute was also heavily involved
in the STARGATE program. The current research is also linked
to the Parapsychology Foundation of New York City.

Other members
of the team included a retired Army Major General who now specializes
in human bionics a radio astrophysicist; an expert who maintains
that sexual orientation may be influenced by experiences in
childhood; a counselor for survivors of the People’s Temple
cult of Reverend Jim Jones (itself linked to a CIA MK-ULTRA
behavioral modification and mind control operation); a current
specialist with the Farsight Institute of Atlanta, a remote
viewing research center; a neuro-linguistic programming expert;
a toxicology specialist; a principal of the Pentagon’s PANDORA
project on the use of electro-magnetic weapons to roboticize
human beings; an expert in the imaging and computer mapping
of the human brain; an inventor of the cochlear implant; an
expert on the mass popular opposition of Okinawans to the U.S.
military presence on the island; a future warfare expert for
the Pentagon and member of the National Security Agency Scientific
Advisory Board and Defense Intelligence Agency Scientific Advisory
Committee; a former Army Undersecretary for acquisition; a Defense
Intelligence Agency psi-tech officer who worked on electro-magnetic
weaponry for battlefield psychological purposes — PROJECT SLEEPING
BEAUTY — who worked with another Army Intelligence psi-tech
officer who was partially the inspiration for the movie “Men
Who Stare At Goats;” a specialist on the brainwashing techniques,
including sleep deprivation, by the North Koreans on American
prisoners of war and the Church of Scientology who was an expert
witness on the brainwashing techniques of the Symbionese Liberation
Army on heiress Patty Hearst; and, lastly, a University of Hawaii-linked
specialist on the psychological effects of prison and prison
brutality on prisoners who later defended, as an expert witness,
one of the prison guards at Abu Ghraib in Baghdad.

The presence
of a Jonestown de-programmer on the CIA-SAIC team in noteworthy.
On August 31, 2007, WMR reported: “During the time of the Jonestown
massacre, the People’s Temple’s ship, the ‘Cudjoe,’ was en route
to Trinidad with members of the Temple on board. Temple members
soon set up operations in Trinidad and Grenada, where [Prime
Minister Eric] Gairy, a CIA client, who, in a 1977 speech before
the UN General Assembly, called for the UN to establish an Agency
for Psychic Research into Unidentified Flying Objects and the
Bermuda Triangle, was in charge. According to the Oakland
Tribune, the St. George’s University Medical School in
Grenada had on its staff one Dr. Peter Bourne, the son of the
university’s vice chancellor Sir Geoffrey Bourne. Peter Bourne
is a graduate of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
(WRAIR), where he studied the psychological effects of stress
on those in combat. He also served one year in Vietnam as the
head of the Army’s psychiatric research team. Bourne later became
an Assistant UN Secretary General and an adviser to then-Congressman
Bill Richardson. It was under the guise of rescuing American
medical students at the university, that the Reagan administration
launched a 1983 invasion to overthrow Bernard Coard, who had
ousted and executed Bishop in a coup. Both Bournes said the
medical students were never in any danger. [Some believe that
author Robert Ludlum got the idea for CIA mind-controlled assassins
in his novel “The Bourne Identity” and its sequels from Geoffrey
Bourne’s work.]

The Jonestown
connection to the U.S. war in Southeast Asia does not end there.
The U.S. ambassador to Guyana at the time of the Jonestown massacre
was John Burke, who served with his Deputy Chief of Mission
Richard Dwyer, were allegedly working for the CIA in Bangkok
during the Vietnam war. Dwyer was wounded in the Port Kaituma
shootings where [Representative Leo] Ryan and the others were
killed. On Sept. 27, 1980, Jack Anderson reported that Dwyer
was a CIA agent and a friend of Jones. Anderson reported that
on one of the tapes made during the mass suicide Jones was heard
saying, ‘Get Dwyer out of here before something happens to him.’
Dwyer reportedly left Guyana for Grenada after the massacre.
The US Consular Officer at the embassy in Georgetown, Guyana
was Richard McCoy, who allegedly liaised with Jim Jones and
was a U.S. Air Force intelligence official. Another alleged
CIA employee, operating under State Department cover, was Dan
Webber, who also visited the Jonestown the day after the massacre.
Joe Holsinger, Ryan’s assistant and friend, later said that
he believed that Jonestown was a massive mind control experiment
and that the CIA and military intelligence was involved in the

The nexus
of Obama’s almae matres: Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard,
as well as that of his parents, the University of Hawaii, in
the CIA’s mind control, behavioral modification, and mass hypnosis
projects is deeply troubling. The fact that Obama has failed
to provide a full accounting of his past academic and professional
employment history, coupled with the presence of a major CIA
presence within his and his parents’, grandparents’, and step-father’s
backgrounds opens up the real possibility that Obama was, to
use the CIA’s own term, “nurtured,” for a higher calling. Obama
told the nation that his would be the most open and transparent
in recent recent history. However, Obama’s biography and those
of his parents and guardians are full of more holes than a slice
of Swiss cheese. It is well past time for the President to make
good on that promise and fully release his past academic, passport,
employment, and overseas travel records.

eight brutal years of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, the nation
was ready for any change. Unfortunately, the CIA, through LOOKING
GLASS, MK-ULTRA, ARTICHOKE, PANDORA, and other behavioral science
programs were ready to answer the call. The CIA answered the
call with Obama and most of us bought him and his “Hope and
Change” propaganda fecundity “nurtured” by CIA programs going
back some sixty years.

7, 2010

Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author
and syndicated columnist. He has some twenty years experience in
security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the
first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently
worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation
Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences
Corporation. Madsen was a Senior Fellow for the Electronic Privacy
Information Center (EPIC), a privacy public advocacy organization.
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