Does this tin-foil hat match my pants?


You know, I’m not usually a conspiracy theory guy. I’m not a tin-foil hat wearer. Still, I find this all a little too convenient.

Jerome Corsi is a WorldNetDaily contributor and the author of “The Obama Nation,” one of several books of which Barack Obama’s campaign has tried to stifle exposure. Like he has done with National Review’s Stanley Kurtz and Human Events contributor David Freddoso, Obama has done his level best to prevent Corsi’s exposure to the media. Just now, he was nabbed in a flash by immigration officials in Kenya as he crossed his hotel lobby in preparation for a press conference. In an official statement, the hotel assures its business partners that it is not in the business of supporting “smear campaigns.”

I may not own a tin-foil hat, but this is starting to sound like an Ian Fleming novel. Corsi was in Kenya to flesh out details of Obama’s relationship with Raila Odinga, Kenya’s new Prime Minister who, during his 2007 candidacy, campaigned with promises of “hope” and “change” and skated into office in a fog of voter fraud. Here’s what Corsi was after in a nutshell:

Corsi was to report Odinga’s 2007 presidential campaign strategy called for exploiting anti-Kikuyu tribal sentiments, claiming victory and charging voter fraud even if the campaign knew the election had been legitimately lost. Odinga, Corsi said, also was willing to fan the flames of ethnic tribal tensions and use violence as a last resort by calling for mass action that led to the destruction of properties, injuries, loss of life and the displacement of over 500,000 Kenyans. The purpose was to compel the Electoral Commission of Kenya to declare him the winner or enable him to declare himself the winner by force.

Now, I know that any details connecting Corsi’s Kenya visit and Philip Berg’s case against Barack Obama are circumstantial at best (though he very well could have been digging for a birth certificate on top of the Odinga connections), but the overarching theme here is that while Obama may not be able to prevent Stanley Kurtz and David Freddoso from appearing on Chicago radio stations, his influence is such that detractors all the way over in Kenya can be stifled. Even all matters with Phil Berg aside, this is something that needs to be seen and read.

Corsi may very well have been detained for not following Kenya’s immigration laws. I don’t doubt it, and I guarantee that regardless of whether it’s the case, that’s how it will be spun. Still, if that IS the case, then the statement from the hotel citing a “smear campaign” seems a little curious. Again, I am not a conspiracy guy, but this is rubbing me the wrong way.

Who, after all, is Barack Obama?

– Jeff

Kenya Detains Corsi During Obama Probe
(FROM: WorldNetDaily)

NAIROBI, Kenya – The government of Kenya is holding WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi in custody at immigration headquarters after police picked him up at his hotel just prior to a scheduled news conference in which he planned to announce the findings of his investigation into Barack Obama’s connections in the country.

Corsi, the author of the No. 1 best-selling book “The Obama Nation,” was picked up by authorities at his hotel at 9:45 a.m. and is being detained at Nyayo House, the provincial headquarters for Nairobi.

“Just as we were about to start the 10 a.m. press conference at the Grand Regency Hotel in Nairobi, Kenyan immigration approached us and detained us. Tim Bueler, my publicist, and I are now in the immigration offices, with our passports taken. The immigration officer told the press, ‘There is no problem, and Dr. Corsi is a friend of Kenya.’”

Corsi had extensive meetings with top Kenyan officials upon his arrival. His visit and his activities during his stay have been well-known to authorities at the highest levels.

A senior immigration official in charge of investigations, Carlos Maluta was quoted by the Associated Press as saying: “We still haven’t decided what to do with him.”

Despite reports elsewhere to the contrary, Corsi has not been arrested or charged with any offense.

Corsi remained in continual contact with WND editors by telephone and text messaging.

Obama has a long history of connections in Kenya, where his father worked as a government economist. Corsi documented this history in his book and went to Kenya to find answers to lingering questions – particularly about the links between the presidential candidate and Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Corsi had promised a news conference today that would “expose details of deep secret ties between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Senator Obama win the American presidency.”

Meanwhile, the management of the hotel where Corsi was scheduled to launch his book has distanced itself from a press conference the American was to address.

In a press release, the hotel said: “We would like to assure our business partners and the public at large that Laico Regency Hotel is a law-abiding institution and does not condone any smear campaigns. The management cannot allow such activities to take place.”

Corsi told WND he has been assured he will be released soon. He had planned to leave the country tomorrow, arriving in London first and the U.S. Friday.

A hotel worker in Nairobi told Reuters Corsi was picked up as soon as he walked into the hotel for the scheduled press conference: “He was walking in and then some immigration officers who were following him snatched him. It happened so fast, they just vanished with him.”

“Obama is revered in Kenya for his paternal roots here and as a flagbearer for Africa on the international stage,” explained the Reuters dispatch.

Kenyan TV station KTN said Corsi may be sent home due to lack of a work permit. However, Corsi met with top officials in Nairobi earlier this week explaining in detail the purpose of his visit and sharing copies of his news releases and books.

Corsi told WND Editor Joseph Farah by telephone that Kenyan authorities claimed they were holding him because the immigration forms his party filled out for customs had been lost.

Corsi was set to show Obama and Odinga have been in direct contact since the senator’s visit to Kenya in 2006. He was to claim Obama advised Odinga on campaign strategy and helped him raise money in the U.S. for the Kenya presidential campaign.

Corsi was to report Odinga’s 2007 presidential campaign strategy called for exploiting anti-Kikuyu tribal sentiments, claiming victory and charging voter fraud even if the campaign knew the election had been legitimately lost. Odinga, Corsi said, also was willing to fan the flames of ethnic tribal tensions and use violence as a last resort by calling for mass action that led to the destruction of properties, injuries, loss of life and the displacement of over 500,000 Kenyans. The purpose was to compel the Electoral Commission of Kenya to declare him the winner or enable him to declare himself the winner by force.

Even though Odinga has not fulfilled his campaign promises to the Muslims who voted for him, he continues to cause concern among Kenyans because he has not declared his position on Shariah law, Corsi said.

Corsi said Obama remained in active phone contact with Odinga through the New Hampshire Democratic Party primary in January. The Illinois senator continued to support Odinga, he said, turning a blind eye to an agreement signed with Muslims and the post-election violence instigated as part of the campaign strategy.

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  1. Ian Thorpe says:

    I can see that hotels (even in Kenya) are not in the business of supporting smear campaigns.

    I would have thought however that even Kenyan hotels are in the business of accommodating paying guests not getting them arrested unless of course they are trying to leave without settling the bill.

    I have a rule about conspiracy theories, I never believe them unless they are so crazy as to be unbelievable.

    Now were anybody to tell me this case has no connection with the Obama campaign that would be crazy enough to make be believe some kind of conspiracy was at work.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Odinga relying on violence as a last resort . . .ha ha ha

    from the Guardian.co.uk,
    Wednesday January 02 2008

    The east African country’s long-held reputation as a stable nation masks some violent underlying tension
    Quote: “Weeks before the presidential and parliamentary elections, the local media reported mass purchases of pangas, or machetes, from supermarkets.”

    What’s in your supermarket?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jim Corsi arrest’s going mainstream:

    Kenya to deport U.S. author of critical Obama book

    http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE4963SF20081007?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

  4. Anonymous says:

    The more I read about Obama and his “friends”, the more scared I get.

  5. Anonymous says:

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    (If we can’t laugh at ourselves, who can we laugh at?)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Obama is just a closet Muslim who converted to Christianity only to be able to fulfill his political aspirations.
    He knew too well that as a Muslim, he would not get the support of the big Black Christian community of Chicago and of his state. That is the reason why he decided to strategically becoming a Christian despite the fact that he remains for his family and for himself a Muslim.

    That is also why he did not have any problems hearing the message of hate and racism against whites at his church, of hate against America and of support for Muslim terrorism (Hamas, etc.) by his former pastor Jeremiah Wright.

    His frequent contacts with a Muslim political figure in Kenya reinforce this idea of a closet Muslim.
    If his conversion to Christianity was truly sincere, he would have been more inclined to act in favor of the Christian Kenyans than in favor of the Muslim Kenyans.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Supposedly there are 2 new filings in Berg’s lawsuit. Any idea WHAT they are??

  9. Jeff Schreiber says:

    Yes.

    The first one is a motion to intervene filed by a woman named T.B. Bradley who touts herself as a forensic psychologist.

    The second one is a motion filed by Ms. Bradley asking that her name be switched to Jane Doe.

    In other words, she filed a PUBLIC motion asking for confidentiality.

    I doubt I’m going to cover this. I find that these motions to intervene do nothing to expand or add consideration to the discussion and debate with regard to the actual case at hand.

    – Jeff

  10. Simonetta Vespucci says:

    Here you go Jeff:

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/10/atlas-broke-the.html

    The Odinga/Obama story has been out there a long time…

    no tin foil hat about it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Barack Obama is a liar and a fraud.
    The truth regarding Obama’s background may not be exposed until after November 4th. If by chance he is elected, this fight will probably continue, and any legal measures to remove him will cause riots in the streets across the country. Of course the Republican Party will be blamed for ant action taken.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Yes, even AP picked up this story. Sadly, it is liberally biased!

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g9q4XKLmsES3YF1qFkXdr3CW-2RwD93LQG700

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