Even as polls show a majority of Americans want U.S. forces out of Afghanistan and that Americans do not believe the war is worth fighting, President Obama---a former editor at the CIA front Business International Corporation in 1983-84---embraces a position in line with the long-held CIA view the U.S. must control the Middle East's energy resources.
It was the CIA that overthrew Iran in 1953 after Tehran nationalized its oil production, depriving British Petroleum of its lucrative swindle. Afghanistan is valued today for the oil and gas pipelines the U.S. wants built there, no matter what other reasons Obama gives.
As reported on 24 September 2009 at
"WMR has obtained additional details on Business International Corporation (BIC), the CIA front company where President Obama spent a year working after graduating from Columbia University in 1983.
BIC used journalists as non-official cover (NOC) agents around the world. The firm published weekly and fortnightly newsletters for business executives, including Business International, Business Europe, Business Latin America, and Business Asia.
On February 24, 2009, WMR reported: “For one year, Obama worked as a researcher in BIC’s financial services division where he wrote for two BIC publications, Financing Foreign Operations and Business International Money Report, a weekly newsletter.
“An informed source has told WMR that Obama’s tuition debt at Columbia was paid off by BIC. "
As reported on 24 August, 2009 at:
"The eye-opener here concerns Obama's first job out of college. In his autobiography, "Dreams from My Fathers", Barack Obama writes of taking a job after graduating from Columbia University in 1983. He describes his employer as
A consulting house to multinational corporations" in New York City, and his functions as a "research assistant" and "financial writer"
In fact he was recruited by Business International Corporation that was continuously being accused of as a CIA front company. Wikipedia, an independent source, supports this:
"The company has been identified as cover organization for the Central Intelligence Agency, e.g. see Lobster Magazine, and issue 14 in 1987. According to a lengthy article in the New York Times in 1977, the co-founder of the company told the newspaper that "Eldridge Haynes [the other founder] had provided cover for four CIA employees in various countries between 1955 and 1960"
"Oddly Obama's book doesn't mention the name of his employer. However, a New York Times story of 2007 identifies the company as Business International Corporation. In his book, he doesn't mention his employer's name nor does he say when he worked there, or why he left."
Politicians clearly understand, or deny to their personal peril, that there is an analogy between "getting in with the CIA" and the old Roach Motel commercials: once they get in, they cannot get out.
That Obama is a CIA asset is certainly not surprising, given his meteoric rise to pop-star politician status, and how any potential negatives were immediately erased from his campaign with the efficiency of a kick-ass tsunami.
But this status does not augur well for We the People. In spite of his brilliantly polished (and probably ghost-written) populist rhetoric, this man is absolutely no friend of the American working person.
His choices, in terms of carefully chosen positions he held professionally were engineered to make him appear to be a true friend and advocate, while masking the absolute and complete opposite.
From the banking industry bailouts to the alleged "healthcare reform" legislation (which will massively skyrocket profits for the insurance industry), to decisions about wars which profit the companies providing war materials and troops, President Obama, ultimately and sadly, is committed to taking as much money as humanly possible from taxpayers, and stuffing it into the coffers of the people he truly represents: the wealthiest of the wealthy, both here and abroad.