Who Is This Obama New York Girlfriend? (UPDATE) Marriage to Egyptian…LINKED TO BILL AYERS?

Initial searches point to a 53-year old New Yorker by the name of Genevieve H Cook.  This same search also indicates a woman who has very little contact history indicating a person who has purposely remained very private and careful to cover their tracks, or one whose public information has been recently scrubbed.

Genevieve Cook is the apparently “real” version of the admitted “composite”/fake version of New York girlfriends Barack Obama referenced in his autobiography Dreams From My Father.  Cook, according to Obama biographer and Washington Post reporter David Maraniss, gave him access to her diaries detailing a nearly two-year on again off again relationship with the young Barack during Obama’s time in New York attending Columbia University.  While earlier reports outlined Barack Obama’s friendship with various male roomates at this time, few details beyond Obama’s own words within his autobiography had been given regarding any female companionship in the time before Obama later met his current wife Michelle.

Now, just months away from the upcoming November elections, the figure of Genevieve Cook has forwarded as an real life example of a former girlfriend to Barack Obama.

Will the media now do its own due diligence into researching this woman?

For now, there does appear to be a 53-year old by the name of Genevieve Cook living in New York – which according to the details already released by the Maraniss biography, would likely be the same Genevieve Cook now being referenced in relation to Barack Obama since she was described as having been a “few years older” than Obama.  Whether or not this Genevieve Cook has ever been married remains unknown, as does any information on her beyond the re-printed words of a diary she apparently kept those many years ago.

I welcome my readers to provide any further information you might uncover on this at present, mystery woman.


UPDATE:  Thank you to reader “Cindy” and the folks over at Right Entertainment for this additional information on the still mysterious Obama New York girlfriend:

After they split up, Obama’s ex-girlfriend married an Egyptian accountant named Mohamed Moustafa and then went by the hyphenated name Genevieve Moustafa -Cook. The wedding occurred in October 1988, three years after her now famous fling. Her sister Francesca and brother Alexander were both members of the wedding party. You can still read the marriage notice of Mrs. Moustafa in the New York Times here.

A woman named Genevieve Cook joined a little known social networking site called italki in 2008. Her profile page was deleted within the past few days but we saved a copy, and at least for a time you can find a cached version here. In it  is she says “I would like to learn Arabic so that I may read the Quran and pray properly.” We don’t know if this is the Obama girlfriend or not, but if so it will be fodder for his opponents.   LINK


Note:  The cached version detailed by Right Entertainment appears to be from an American woman aged 21 – which would of course indicate she would not be the same Genevieve Cook linked to Barack Obama.

A brief public records search turned up only ”Elizabeth Cook” for New York, indicating she is no longer married to the Egyptian born Mohamed Moustafa.  As noted in the wedding announcement link via Right Entertainment, she was to go by the last name Moustafa-Cook following her marriage in 1988.   -UM






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132 Comments to Who Is This Obama New York Girlfriend? (UPDATE) Marriage to Egyptian…LINKED TO BILL AYERS?
    • Lynn
    • I don’t buy this. This story stinks to high heaven. This woman all of the sudden out of the clear blue decides to come forward. Where was she in 2008??? She could have made some money off this story. Naw, I don’t believe it.

    • Cindy
    • http://www.rightentertainment.com/?p=2990

      Biography: Genevieve Hogan Cook was born in Canberra Australia, the daughter of Michael J. Cook who was a diplomat and whose official travels frequently brought him to the USA. One of his posts was as the Ambassador to Vietnam. Her mom’s name is Helen Ibbitson of Melbourne Australia, but she divorced Cook when Genevieve was just 10 years old and later remarried an American man named Jessup which is how she ended up permanently in the States.

      In the above picture, Genevieve Cook was 25-years of age, fully three years older than Him when they met at a Christmas party that was hosted by a co-worker at Chanticleer Press, where she worked for a short time during college. Humorously the affair was one of those bring-your-own-beer parties which we all remember in college, and she brought a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Creme, which was meant to make Irish coffees that evening. But she met Barack in the kitchen for the first time, and they drank straight out of the bottle.

      At the time Genevieve was a graduate student at Bank Street College in New York were she eventually got her masters degree in education, and to help pay the bills she worked as a low-paid teacher’s assistant at a grammar school across the bridge in Brooklyn. Having no money for a place of her own she shacked up in her mom and stepfather’s apartment dwelling.

      It was love at first sight for the woman who would soon be Obama’s lover. They had dinner later that week and slept together on that first date. Yes, this was in the days before STDs were considered by sexually active women like Genevieve.

      After they split up, Obama’s ex-girlfriend married an Egyptian accountant named Mohamed Moustafa and then went by the hyphenated name Genevieve Moustafa-Cook. The wedding occurred in October 1988, three years after her now famous fling. Her sister Francesca and brother Alexander were both members of the wedding party. You can still read the marriage notice of Mrs. Moustafa in the New York Times here.

      A woman named Genevieve Cook joined a little known social networking site called italki in 2008. Her profile page was deleted within the past few days but we saved a copy, and at least for a time you can find a cached version here. It is she says “I would like to learn Arabic so that I may read the Quran and pray properly.” We don’t know if this is the Obama girlfriend or not, but if so it will be fodder for his opponents.

        • molly pitcher
        • very interesting. I’ve been hearing/reading that if Dear Reader is reelected Kamala Harris might be right out in front for nomination to the Supremes. Harris and Dear Reader go waaay back and this kind of info could surely derail her future plans.

          Tho as AG of California, she’s already got a shite load of power…

      • 57th State
      • I found this to be very confusing, yet tantalizingly cutting. Can someone untwist this knot? Maybe I just need to re-read it again. However, at first pass I got really excited at the end. I would love to see the ball rolling on what was said:

        There is no action that can be taken by any court stopping the Firm from completely and fully breaking this story with relevant news agencies. The evidence to be produced regarding the Obama Administration and its “family” alliance with AG Harris will literally shock the conscience of the American people. It will include voice mail recordings and other evidence heretofore unseen by any member of the public.

        I pray it is true…please happen NOW!!

    • ThroughTheLookingGlass
    • Investigate a myth? This is sheer imagination run amuck. Or this person is in the witness protection program. US Marshalls invent people and their backgrounds all the time, especially for those who testify against Mafia figures. Looks like something…or should I say someone…out of the Chicago Razzle-Dazzle playbook. Notice the picture is a profile! What? They couldn’t find a drivers license or passport photo? Unless you know someone with access to FBI files, and who will risk getting a bullet to the head to get that info for you, you won’t find anything. Scrubbed. Erased. Witness Protection. Dead. However, if you do find someone with credentials, please have those papers examined by a forensic scientist for forgery. Just saying….

    • Anna
    • Yeah, I saw the article this morning about the girlfriend and my first thought was it came out at a time when there is so much evidence that O is gay. Notice that he’s on top of every negative issue about him lately with more and more propaganda. He can’t possibly cover each and every one of them. There are just too many. This guy was never fully vetted OR TPTB think we are too simple minded to find out the truth.

    • Bobbi
    • First if all, she is supposed to be the daughter of an Aystralian diplomat, and attended the elite school, Swathmore. Di, tell me, how dies a commoner like Obama get into a relationship with such a woman? Secondly, according to the Cook wedding announcement, she married an Egyptian businessman, Moustafa.
      The whole thing sounds like the Axelrod team dreamed this up. Maybe they found some dirt on David Maraniss.
      I don’t believe a word.
      Especially the timing.
      Will the press investigate?

    • Cindy
    • The bride, who will be known as Mrs. Moustafa-Cook, graduated from the Emma Willard School and Swarthmore College, and received a master’s degree in education from the Bank Street College of Education. Her mother, Helen Ibbitson Jessup, is an architectural historian and a specialist in Indonesian art.

      Her father, a former Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, is the director of the Office of National Assessments, a Government agency in Canberra. Her stepfather, a former corporate secretary and general counsel of the International Nickel Company in New York and Toronto, is the secretary and general counsel of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

      The bride is a step-granddaughter of the late Philip C. Jessup, an authority on international law who was a United States Ambassador at Large and a member of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The bride is a granddaughter of Mrs. Jack B. Ibbitson of Melbourne, Australia, and the late Mr. Ibbitson, who was a banker in Melbourne.

      The bridegroom, an accountant in New York, attended the University of Alexandria. His father, who is retired, was the headmaster of a boys’ school in Alexandria.

      Background info from NYT, 1998

    • gena
    • So,beside being a liar, says story is a composite of all the white women he dated, he is a switch-hitter, since one of the late former male lover’s mom says he had had an affair with her son, which brought about the son’s execution style murder in 2007. since he still hasn’t come out of the “closet” maybe he dated her for her background, and so that people would not know he was a homosexual. and I agree without any real documentation, you cannot believe anything you hear or read about this guy. There are apparently millions of dollars that have been spent covering his tracks, so you just believe anything about him with a grain of salt.

      • cobra
      • Three gays from his “church’ died within a month, two by murder, one by ‘natural causes”….
        O’s story is littered with more dead bodies than Clinton’s.

    • cryptical
    • It’s interesting that she got her Masters in Education from Bank Street College, the same degree and college as Bill Ayers.

      • ITYS
      • Check out Jack Cashill’s “Deconstructing Obama” where he demonstrates the common writings of Ayers vs Obama’s “Dreams”. There was one girlfriend attributed to a GF of Ayers who died prematurely.

        This Maraniss book is fiction at best, but the more info that comes out will allow the peeling away of the multiple layers of a maskz
        Btw all the corruption within this outrageous administration and the only person to have ever lost his job was the one who criticized I –mcChrystal! Not Incompetano, Holder, Chu…..

    • AquaStar
    • Apparently in addition to making up composite characters Obama’s using composite details too

      He describes her as having green flecks in her eyes and the author says she has green eyes with brown flecks.

      Lovers usually remember those kind of intimate details.

      Again…I find the whole story odd and disjointed. And the scrubbing of her history is also very strange.

    • Dan
    • This is an attempt to get ahead of something the obama campaign believes to be in the wind, to be coming.

      Somebody has become disenchanted with obama and all things obama, and has some information about his sexual hankerings, past and present, and that information is likely to see the light of day within a few months.

      The timing of this story, coupled with the fact that the birth certificate stuff is just not going away, and is still bubbling, albeit beneath the surface, tells us that the obama team anticipates Romney aggressively pursuing the whole phantasm of the underlying obama narrative.

      The obama team is worried the story is going to break down, so they’re trying to throw just enough flesh around the scaffold of the story so that it will hold up.

      Things are going on behind the scenes, and those things obama and his minions are very much aware of.

      • 57th State
      • Winner winner chicken dinner. This is exactly what is going on. Somebody finally unearthed some real history on him and it is not good. I bet Genevieve has a certain STD and it will conveniently explain how a long-time married man now has a full-blown case of something he has no business having. That’s my guess.

        • ThroughTheLookingGlass
        • I don’t think Barry’s health issues could have a better cover! He hasn’t looked well lately. When clips are shown of his speeches circa 2008 along with present day pics, it’s amazing the deterioration of one who was so vibrant in just 3 years. His speaking voice has also lost its thunder. His make-up is also very inconsistent in color and application. I know it’s usual for POTUS’ hair to turn gray, but the facial muscle tone to degenerate that quickly due to stress? More like drug use or serious disease, or both. Notice the ad where he says “I will..or I did” when questioned about taking out UBL. Looks totally different now.

          • 57th State
          • How much you wanna bet we hear something from the administration about how well Magic Johnson is doing as the new owner of the Dodgers…….of course, many will remember how well he is doing dealing with a tough “blow” from when he was young a reckless

          • 57th State
          • Exactly my point, Ms. Cook will serve as a nice beard. She has never met BO, but she is the kind of person that we are to believe he would have been naturally attracted to him and vice versa. I particularly like the part about her being the learned child of a foreign diplomat — that’s a nice touch; the world just can’t resist him. It is all a metaphor.

    • Charles P Templeton III
    • Something is going on behind the scenes with information on this woman. She is what we call “a ghost”. Info is being scrubbed. Very odd. You may be on to something here UM. I was wondering why you were wasting time on a story like this but attempts to locate information on this woman is proving very difficult. My alarm bells are now going off and I’ve learned to trust that instinct.

    • Annie Oakley
    • Found this from a poster at Weasel Zippers…

      Well, this part makes sense – she also seems to come from a commie background:

      from wikipedia about her step-grandfather Jessup (and yes, McCarthy was right):

      “While pursuing his Ph.D., and for a good time thereafter (1925–1946), Jessup served as a lecturer and professor in international law at Columbia Law School. In 1946, he was named the Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at Columbia Law, a post he held until 1961.[2][3]

      Jessup served as assistant secretary-general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) conference in 1943 and the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference (the “Bretton Woods” conference) in 1944. He was a technical advisor to the American delegation to the San Francisco United Nations charter conference in 1945.

      Jessup became a primary target of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who charged in the 1950 Tydings Committee hearings that Jessup was a security risk who had “an unusual affinity… for Communist causes.” McCarthy wasn’t allowed by the Tydings Committee to outline his case regarding Jessup but the committee did allow Jessup to fly in from Pakistan and give his defense against charges that McCarthy had not yet even made. Jessup was subsequently cleared of all charges by the Loyalty Board of the State Department and the Tydings Committee, and McCarthy was rebuked by many fellow senators and other statesmen. However, in two speeches on the floor of the Senate, McCarthy gave his evidence regarding Jessup’s “unusual affinity for Communist causes”:

      1.That Jessup had been affiliated with five Communist front groups; 2.That Jessup had been a leading light in the Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) at a time that organization was reflecting the Communist Party line; 3.And that he had “pioneered the smear campaign against Nationalist China and Chiang Kai-shek” and propagated the “myth of the ‘democratic Chinese Communist’” through the IPR magazine, Far Eastern Survey, over which he had “absolute control”; 4.That Jessup had associated with known Communists in the IPR; 5.That the IPR’s American Council under Jessup’s guidance had received more than $7,000 of Communist funds from Frederick Vanderbilt Field; 6.That Jessup had “expressed vigorous opposition” to attempts to investigate Communist penetration of the IPR; 7.That Jessup had urged that United States atom bomb production be brought to a halt in 1946, and that essential atomic ingredients be “dumped into the ocean”; 8.That Jessup had appeared as a character witness for Alger Hiss, and that later, after Alger Hiss’s conviction, Jessup had found “no reason whatever to change his opinion about Hiss’s veracity, loyalty and integrity.”

      McCarthy’s allegations severely damaged Jessup’s reputation and career and of the 110 names provided to the Tydings Commission, 81 of those on McCarthy’s list left the government, either by dismissal or resignation.

      Nonetheless, President Harry S. Truman appointed Jessup as United States delegate to the United Nations in 1951. However, when the appointment came before the Senate it was not approved, largely because of McCarthy’s influence. Truman circumvented the Senate by assigning Jessup to the United Nations on an “interim appointment.”

      Shortly after John F. Kennedy took office as president, the State Department approved the appointment of Jessup as U.S. candidate for the International Court of Justice, a post that did not need Senate confirmation. He served from 1961 until 1970.

      Upon returning from The Netherlands, Jessup took up a series of academic positions at The University of Georgia School of Law, Columbia University, and Wellesley College.[2]“

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • Now with vetting of Jessip…his communist history the puzzle fits…does it lead us to further insight to JFK who may too have shared his brother Ted and his fathers leanings?? God help us…

      More Kabuki…Alleged girlfriend who suddenly releases her diary…a woman married to an Egyptian…Gee wonder what said Egyptian accountant husband’s ties are to the new powers that be…the newly installed Muslim Brotherhood are??!!…

      Those biographers that have actually vetted and studied Barrack Hussein Obama and read his autobiography, and had writing experts compare said autobiography to Bill Ayers and his writings,…present a case that Obama’s description of his girlfriend match up exactly with Bill Ayers dead, and blown up from her own nail bomb, terrorist girlfriend Diane Oughton…Exactly.

      Obama could not have described a girlfriend because he never had one….until he was ushered into his marriage to Michelle by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

      Because the vetting has finally begun that should have taken place before 2008…we are now being presented with an old lovers diary with just enough harping about the elusive and distant Obama…yet of course an excellent lover!!…to convince the people that the empty hole of no girlfriends ever…isn’t really empty at all…”See folks, he does have old girlfriends and gee here is her old diary…and oh boy she had some of the same complaints the American people do”….
      Nothing to wonder about here…Move along…he does have old girlfriends and those gay rumours about Larry Sinclair and Obama’s Choir Director boyfriend mean nothing even though the beau’s Mama says so…cause we’ve got a real live girlfriend who still has her 25 year old diary suddenly presented …and forget about how thin he has become…Move along folks…Move along

    • Barry Soetoro THE MOSLEM
    • The dog-eating moslem is gay.

      Just ask Larry Sinclair (or read the book Larry wrote about his sex and crack-smoking with Senator Obama in the limousine). Book is available at Amazon and major bookstores.

      Also, his so-called “composite girlfriend” is a weak attempt to make Obama seem heterosexual.

      Just ask the 3 murdered gay choir members at Obama’s church in Chicago. They were all killed as his Presidential campaign was about to begin.

      As Major Strasser says in Casablanca, “That conversation might be a trifle one-sided.”

      I’d comment further, but my composite girlfriend is waving at me from across the room. She wants help studying the Koran and learning Alinsky’s rules for destabilizing a society to pave the way for Communism.

    • Cindy
    • The following information is based upon news reports (i.e. NY Times) and open FBI files. In 1982, New York City, Barack Obama is attending Columbia Univ. and is residing about two blocks away from Weather Underground leader William Ayers on the Upper East side of Manhattan NY. Bill Ayers is attending Bank Street College on the other side of Central Park at West 112th Street going for his Masters in Early Childhood Education.

      arack Obama, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are living in close proximity in Manhattan NY from about 1982 to at least 1984. Bernardine Dohrn moves to Chicago and from 1984 to 1988 Dohrn is employed by the prestigious Chicago Law firm Sidley & Austin, Bill Ayers apparantly stays at Columbia Univ. in New York City until Ed.D graduation in 1987. Michelle Obama joined Sidley & Austin as an associate in the fall of 1988. She had previously been a summer associate at Sidley & Austin—evidently in the summer of 1987 (when Dohrn was there).

      Barack Obama entered Harvard Law School in late 1988, during his summers, he returned to Chicago where he worked as a summer associate at the law firm of Sidley & Austin from 1988 to 1989, this is the same Law Firm where Bernardine Dohrn, the Leader/Founder of the “Weatherman Group”, was already employed.

      The radical School reform movement had begun in 1987 in the wake of an unpopular strike by Chicago teachers. Bill Ayers was active in that reform effort through a group called the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools, or ABCs. ABCs was an alliance of various activists and reform groups that included the Developing Communities Project which Barack Obama headed up at the time as well as Chicago United, a business sector group, that was headed up by Thomas Ayers, father of Bill Ayers.

      By 1995, it appears that Barack Obama had known Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn at least eight years since Ayers and Obama shared involvement in the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools in 1987, Ayers did not leave Columbia Univ. NYC until mid 1987, it appears he travelled back and forth between Chicago and NYC, he got involved with the radical Alliance For Better Schools in Chicago, possibly through Dohrn.

      It is unclear whether Obama knew the former fugitive Dohrn through Sidley & Austin but there is no doubt that, by the time Obama joined Sidley & Austin as a Summer associate, Obama had known Bill Ayers for at least two years through their involvement in Alliance for Better Chicago Schools in 1987…..Obama, 21 years involved with terrorist cop killers.

      Bill Warner
      Private investigator

    • Cindy
    • There’s no doubt: The three events (the Schenectady bombing, the airport acid attack, and the Brinks robbery) were all connected, and the violent aspect of the airport anti-Apartheid protest was organized and carried out by the Weather Underground.

      And there is a chance — merely a chance, mind you, no proof — that Barack Obama was present at that protest, possibly among the many other innocent anti-Apartheid protesters who were unaware that members of the Weather Undergound were among them and about to stage an attack.

      Or, even more likely, that Obama knew fellow anti-Apartheid protesters who were at the airport. Or at the very least he heard about the airport protest when it happened — since he was also in New York at the time and also involved in anti-Apartheid protests — and became aware of the Weather Underground.

      Any of these possibilities would debunk Obama’s later claim that he had no real knowledge of who the Weather Underground were or of William Ayers’ past, and that the Weather Underground were simply some ’60s radicals who blew things up when Obama “was eight years old.”

      Fascinating read from 2008

    • truthandjustice
    • This whole “Obama” saga is BEYOND belief — it’s like some very fictitious convoluted mystery novel and/or movie…..beyond James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, etc. My first “take” on all this was that it’s another fake story to make Obama seem straight to negate all the gay rumors. But I wouldn’t be surprised at anything !!!!! I know I have no proof at all – but I’ve also wondered about his daughters. Awful to say – but with this fraudulent, evil mess – I was wondering if they really aren’t his (but have told them they are)? Why couldn’t they be adopted as newborns or something – to also make them to appear the great, normal all-American family – in order to win the election? All part of the facade and “prep”. With what they’ve successfully done with his fake birth certificae – why couldn’t they do the same about them? Have to go now…..I’m getting a headache.

    • Cindy
    • From the above article:

      The strand connecting Obama to Ayers in 1981 is admittedly tenuous, but it is visible. And what we see may only be a tiny part of the story. The information available at this stage is woefully incomplete. But all the evidence hinting at their connection is certainly within the realm of possibility. And what is most certain is that Obama, as a very grown-up twenty-year-old, came very very close to the orbit of the Weather Underground and William Ayers.

      Had their lives just overlapped?

      They were in the same city as each other, at the same time.
      They lived near each other.
      The went to school near each other.
      They had the same political interests.
      Their circles of friends and associates intersected.

      By sheer coincidence, a decade later in Chicago, they were in the same city as each other, at the same time; they lived near each other; they had the same political interests; their circles of friends and associates intersected.

      Or was it not a coincidence at all?

    • Cindy
    • This girlfriend stuff is just another diversion. It does give us a glimpse into with whom BO was associating. Her family ties to communism, etc. BO was probably meeting with her father and using her as his beard, so to speak. ha.

      I think it has to do with BO was doing in the 80′s+ with the Weatherman/Ayers/Dorn, etc.

      Two of the sources I posted today did extensive research into 1980 time frames.
      Not once,did a girlfriend by the name of Genevieve Cook come to light.


    • Cindy
    • In April 2008, Obama, speaking to George Stephanopoulos, described Ayers — as if from a great distance — as “a guy who lived in my neighborhood.” Obama also mislead Stephanopoulos with the peculiar characterization of Ayers as “a professor of English.”

      In September, Obama dropped the brittle pose of not knowing intimate details about Ayers and told Bill O’Reilly, “I haven’t seen the guy in a year and a half,” and, “I come to Chicago. He’s working with Mayor Richard Daley, not known to be a radical. So, he and I know each other as a consequence of work he’s doing on education. That is not an endorsement of his views.”

      It makes you a liar, Mr. President.

      I would love to see a reporter ask him point blank…where you at the Kennedy Aiport for the apartheid protest?

      • AmericaTheBeautiful
      • Terrific post Cindy…remember the Ayers mailman who knew the Ayers were putting Obama through school. And understand too…Thomas Ayers was friends with Frank Marshall Davis, as was Valerie Jarret’s father friends with Frank Marshall Davis. This is a nest that has been tended through generations.

        Ayers ushered the lazy Obama through school. Ayers wife went back to Chicago to usher Michelle through Sidley…one must have the resume’s the Obama’s have to achieve the heights they have..the Obama’s giving up their long worked for law license should give pause…to the nation.
        Why? What is in the sealed files? It makes no sense. None, unless they were caught practicing without having passed the bar.

        Way too many communist connections here..too close to terrorists, Weatherman, Blank Panthers, the likes of Van Jones, Rev Wright, Antoine Rezko, former terrorist Rashid Khalidi, ..in general, anarchists.

      • Rurik
      • Cindy and AtB,
        I have a question I’d like to broach about Queen Moochelle. As I remember, her maiden name was Robinson, and she was supposedly born into Chicago Black society. I now that Jesse Jackson has a half-brother named Noah Robinson Jr. who was convicted aqnd sentenced for murder. Is there any familial relationship between those two Black Chicago Robinsons,or is it a rare genuine coincidence?

        • Cindy
        • I haven’t found a connection but in this incestuous cell pool, who knows. Here is some background on Noah…

          Noah Robinson, Jesse Jackson’s half brother, graduated from Wharton School of Business in 1969. He had a promising career ahead of him. Jesse Jackson said, “No, brother, come with me in Chicago. I want you to be my partner.” He brought Noah Robinson into Operation Breadbasket. They subsequently went into business in the Breadbasket Commercial Association and into Operation PUSH as well. Jesse then introduces Noah Robinson to Jeff Fort, who was the head of Blackstone Rangers.

          This was the biggest – and at the time, the most violent – street gang in Chicago, subsequently convicted of killing more than 200 people. Jeff Fort and Jesse Jackson are closely tied. Noah Robinson gets involved in the gang, he gets lots of business, he becomes a businessman in Chicago – partly with the gangs, partly with Jesse Jackson. He gets lots of contracts with the city government that Jesse helps him get through these minority set-aside programs.

          Q: Mayor Daley didn’t like Jackson.

          A: No, not at that point. At one point, Noah Robinson boasts they are going to be like the Rockefellers. Jesse is going to do the politics, and Noah is going to do the business side of the family. They are going to be a big family in Chicago. Over the years, Noah goes bad. Jeff Fort certainly goes bad and gets put in prison.

          Q: Whenever you kill a couple of hundred people, eventually folks will start to frown on that.

          A: He got caught. That was the problem. Even Jesse couldn’t keep him out of jail. Jeff Fort eventually gets put in jail for life in ’86 in a plot where he took $2.5 million from Libya. He was going to blow up U.S. government installations on behalf of Col. Gadhafi (of Libya).

          Eventually, Noah is arrested in ’88 and convicted of murder-for-hire, drug trafficking and racketeering while Jesse Jackson is running for president. The curious thing about this that I found in researching this book is nobody asked Jesse Jackson the question. Here he is, a candidate for president of the United States, while his half brother, business partner and close associate is arrested and indicted for murder-for-hire and all these other things.


          I did find reference to Michelle babysitting for the Jackson family but wasn’t sourced.

    • Paloma
    • UM – PLEASE be sure to check out the post by tfht above. This is certain to be a HUGE story, and very detrimental to the Dems. From what little i have had time to read about it so far, I don’t see any way this can be covered up and kept from being reported. Looks like the genii is out of the bottle on this one.

      California AG Kamala Harris has been reported to be Zero’s choice for his next appointment to the USSC. She is also sister-in-law to Tony West, who is in line for the top job at DOJ, if #1 Holder is kicked out and the #2 guy retires, as has been announced. Wow! This could be the May Surprise!!


    • Obeline
    • Bravo!

      One can never be too skeptical, too cynical, or too rich. And in the case of Zero, one can never have too wild an imagination.

      And why none of this was exposed in 2008 is the tragedy/travesty we all face now. The Brits see it clearly for us (again):

      ” . . . I’m not sure. What stands out from the composite story isn’t that Obama amalgamated characters, it’s that the press hadn’t noticed until now. As with the dog story, this confirms the suspicion that the mainstream media gave Obama a free pass in 2008 and declined to check too deeply into his background. Even The Atlantic’s Graham admits that he’s never read Dreams From My Father, and neither, it would seem, has anyone else in the press corps. They have the excuse that the book is incredibly narcissistic and boring, but otherwise isn’t this exactly the sort of character assessment/assassination that should have happened four years ago? . . .”

      ” . . . Why didn’t we know all these details four years ago – even though some of them were published in a best-selling autobiography that was sold to us as if it was a fifth gospel? And yet we knew everything there was to know about Sarah Palin, despite the fact that she was in the race for a much shorter space of time than Obama – and only running for veep. . .”

      ” . . . That’s the significance of the canine and composite revelations – both of them, aside from their delightful “dish” factors, not really revelations at all. That we are only discussing them this late into Obama’s career suggests that the vetting that should have happened four years ago was unforgivably neglected. But, hey, it’s never too late to start. . . ”


    • Kev
    • Do you remember when Jan Brady claimed she had a boyfriend?

      “George…George Glass”.

      Turns out there was no George Glass. Same thing here.

      For them to come out with this story so fast, they must be worried about something.

    • cobra
    • It is clear Obozo was plugged into the commie underground (at the time) early on, probably by Franck Marshall-Davis.
      So all these ‘coincidences’ by proximity and fate are not ‘coincidences” at all.
      And all this makes the discussion heard in Russia around early 1990s, by an American businessman, about a future president KGB agent, black, from mixed background all the more credible.

    • cobra
    • The First Time I Heard Of Barack
      By Tom Fife

      During the period of roughly February 1992 to mid 1994, I was making frequent trips to Moscow, Russia, in the process of starting a software development joint-venture company with some people from the Russian scientific community. One of the men in charge on the Russian side was named V. M.; he had a wife named T.M.

      V. was a level-headed scientist while his wife was rather deeply committed to the losing Communist cause – a cause she obviously was not abandoning.

      One evening, during a trip early in 1992, the American half of our venture were invited to V. & T.’s Moscow flat as we were about to return to the States. The party went well and we had the normal dinner discussions.

      As the evening wore on, T. developed a decidedly rough anti-American edge – one her husband tried to quietly rein in.

      The bottom line of the tirade she started against the United States went something like this:

      “You Americans always like to think that you have the perfect government and your people are always so perfect. Well then, why haven’t you had a woman president by now? You had a chance to vote for a woman vice-president and you didn’t do it.”

      The general response went something along the lines that you don’t vote for someone just because of their sex. Besides, you don’t vote for vice-president, but the president and vice-president as a ticket.

      “Well, I think you are going to be surprised when you get a black president very soon.”

      The consensus we expressed was that we didn’t think there was anything innately barring that. The right person at the right time and sure, America would try to vote for the right person, be he or she black or not.

      “What if I told you that you will have a black president very soon and he will be a Communist?”

      The out-of-the-blue remark was met by our stares. She continued, “Well, you will; and he will be a Communist.”

      It was then that the husband unsuccessfully tried to change the subject; but she was on a roll and would have nothing of it. One of us asked, “It sounds like you know something we don’t know.”

      “Yes, it is true. This is not some idle talk. He is already born and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now. You will be impressed to know that he has gone to the best schools of Presidents. He is what you call “Ivy League”. You don’t believe me, but he is real and I even know his name. His name is Barack. His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa. That’s right, a chocolate baby! And he’s going to be your President.”

      She became more and more smug as she presented her stream of detailed knowledge and predictions so matter-of-factly – as though all were foregone conclusions. “It’s all been thought out. His father is not an American black so he won’t have that social slave stigma. He is intelligent and he is half white and has been raised from the cradle to be an atheist and a Communist. He’s gone to the finest schools. He is being guided every step of the way and he will be irresistible to America.”

      We sat there not knowing what to say. She was obviously very happy that the Communists were doing this and that it would somehow be a thumbing of their collective noses at America: they would give us a black president and he’d be a Communist to boot. She made it quite obvious that she thought that this was going to breathe new life into world Communism. From this and other conversations with her, she always asserted that Communism was far from dead.

      She was full of little details about him that she was eager to relate. I thought that maybe she was trying to show off that this truly was a real person and not just hot air.

      She rattled off a complete litany. He was from Hawaii. He went to school in California. He lived in Chicago. He was soon to be elected to the legislature. “Have no doubt: he is one of us, a Soviet.”

      At one point, she related some sort of San Francisco connection, but I didn’t understand what the point was and don’t recall much about that. I was just left with the notion that she considered the city to be some sort of a center for their activity here.

      Since I had dabbled in languages, I knew a smattering of Arabic. I made a comment: “If I remember correctly, ‘Barack’ comes from the Arabic word for ‘Blessing.’ That seems to be an odd name for an American.” She replied quickly, “Yes. It is ‘African’”, she insisted, “and he will be a blessing for world Communism. We will regain our strength and become the number one power in the world.”

      She continued with something to the effect that America was at the same time the great hope and the great obstacle for Communism. America would have to be converted to Communism and Barack was going to pave the way.

      So, what does this conversation from 1992 prove?

      Well, it’s definitely anecdotal. It doesn’t prove that Obama has had Soviet Communist training nor that he was groomed to be the first black American president, but it does show one thing that I think is very important. It shows that Soviet Russian Communists knew of Barack from a very early date. It also shows that they truly believed among themselves that he was raised and groomed Communist to pave the way for their future. This report on Barack came personally to me from one of them long before America knew he existed.

      Although I had never before heard of him, at the time of this conversation Obama was 30+ years old and was obviously tested enough that he was their anticipated rising star.

      Tom Fife

      • ITYS
      • Stunning!!

        I seem to recall a story of the Senator Obama’s travel to Russia with Senator Lugar ’06-’07 and Obama being detained by the Russians for quite a while, possible issue with his passport delaying their departure for over 2hrs. Always questioned who was behind him, supposedly he rises out of the blue, yet he has connections to every miscreant and misfit around. What a tangled web, have been following Cashill’s and Corsi’s attempts to unravel for quite a while and always thought stay at it and the truth will be revealed.

        Quite alarming!

      • ThroughTheLookingGlass
      • He is that. He was a speech writer for Bill Clinton! He’s been a shill for Barry since before Barry spoke at the convention. Is there a coincidence that Georgie became a top newsman for ABC? I doubt it. It took years to groome him, too. When they first put him out there to read news he had a high, squeaky voice, not very broadcast-announcer-like.

      • Stirrin the B.S.
      • Georgie just reaffirms the fact that we have a looooong way to go before “main stream media” ceases to be the democRATic lapdog/mouth piece, and actually reports objective news.

      • lovelypeace
      • A lot of us have always believed that George Will should have been the host after David Brinkley retired, but Stephy got the gig instead.

        Anyone w/a brain knew what the scoop was then and we aren’t totally surprised at how he’s been pushed up the ranks at ABC, despite his obvious political biases.

        That’s when I gave up the notion that journalists were objective observers. George Will has more journalistic talent in his pinky finger for journalism than Stephy will ever have. I just can’t by the illusion because I was politically aware when Stephy was a shill for Clinton.

        • ThroughTheLookingGlass
        • Lovely, nevermind being pushed up through the ranks at ABC with no talent whatsoever for Broadcast journalism. Having been a broadcasting major in college, I knew he didn’t have the chops, that it wasn’t a matter of who he slept with to get to the top (like it was for Baba WaWa), that it was ALL about the politics and someone with some pull!

          That’s how you get to the top these days–not based on talent. Its all about WHO you know!

    • Jules
    • “When she told him that she loved him, his response was not “I love you, too” but “thank you”—as though he appreciated that someone loved him. The relationship still existed in its own little private world.”

      When Barney Fwank told him that he loved him, he said, “Spank you very much, Barney. Meet me on the corner in half an hour.”

    • charlotte
    • Sex lies and photoshops. All this is a bit too convenient. Where did they suddenly get Genevieve Cook’s diary from? Huh? Obama is worried about his gay image with black voters. Well so he should be. Larry Sinclair told us what he did. The cour tcase against Larry was thrown out last week. So this is just a ploy to make Harri look good and clean and wholesome with the voters.
      Follow the chain of events.

      Jerome Corsi announced he was going to reveal a birth certificate last year and the Obama White House, with great flourish releases their own (FAKE) birth certificate ahead of this reveal by Corsi. Corsi of course tricked them into doing so!

      Anyway what is also interesting is that Sheriff Arpaio announced he would release all the info on Obama on 1st March. Then he had a meeting with Andrew Breitbart who announced something BIG was to be released on 1 st March too. (was actually his new website) Suddenly Andrew is dead. Foul play I believe. Arpaio does NOT release any new info then, says it will be released at the end of April. Then Breitbart’s coroner dies-from ARSENIC poisoning.
      NOW the story about the old ex girlfriend is released. Not a coincidence. All manipulated by this evil regime.

      • ThroughTheLookingGlass
      • If you read the story on the internet, Terry’s attorneys jumped through hoops to present his case. The judge would not allow ‘discovery’, saying that it wasn’t needed. They dismissed the case as another ‘birther’ issue. Terry spent 6 months (I think) in Leavenworth and was discharged. Two weeks before being released from Leavenworth, Barry whips out his on-line birth certificate.

        Barry has spent more money on attorneys than he has for vacations. I don’t doubt the connection. Others may, but I don’t. What’s another cover-up murder when there are so many?

        There are NO coincidences.

        • ThroughTheLookingGlass
        • After looking up info on the internet, finding out that the son was a Patent Attorney, with the same first and last names, it could be they were after the father and shot the son instead. I’m sure the father got the message if that was indeed the case.

      • AmericaTheBeautiful
      • Stunning…very USSR of them…did Putun order Frawley sent to a Mental Institution? To keep him from talking that through Rezko he gave $400,000. PayoffTo Obama…stunning just stunning ino…Back to Chicago eh?

    • AmericatheBeautiful
    • Question. As Obama sits closer to his roommate on that big sofa than most men would sit…there is something in his hand that he is attempting to covering up….and may account for the punk look on his face…

      What is it? A bong? A rifle butt ? What?
      Was Obama working with Ayers at those protests??

      Help out here please…..

          • Rurik
          • In BHO’s right hand? It looks to me as if it could be a small caliber automatic pistol, Just the sort of thing a street punk in NYC might try to carry. Under the pillows is a pile of papers.

      • Stirrin the B.S.
      • Funny that you would bring up the picture of Oblowme sitting next to, what would appear to be a man of middle eastern descent. Could this be Mustafa, the man that eventually married Genevieve Cook?

          • Cindy
          • Pakistani friend Hasan Chandoo(perhaps spelled Chandio)is seated w/BO. His roommate was Phil Boerner and Boerner took the picture.


            I was Barack Obama ’83’s roommate at Columbia College in fall 1981. I met him in 1979, when we were freshmen at Occidental College (Oxy) in Los Angeles and our dorm rooms were directly opposite each other.

            I came to college as a middle-class guy from Bethesda, Md., where I’d lived from fifth grade through high school. At Oxy, we attended some of the same social events and had late-night philosophical discussions related to our college reading or to current affairs.

            We attended rallies on campus where we were urged to “draft beer, not people,” and discussed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, apartheid in South Africa, the hostages in Iran and the Contras in Latin America.

            The crowd we hung out with included men, women, blacks, whites, Hispanics and international students. Barack listened carefully to all points of view and he was funny, smart, thoughtful and well-liked. It was easy to sit down with him and have a fun conversation.

            We both transferred from Oxy to Columbia in fall 1981. Barack had found an apartment on West 109th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus, and suggested that I room with him.

            Our sublet was a third-story walk-up in a so-so neighborhood; the unit next door was burned out and vacant. The doorbell didn’t work; to be let in when I first arrived I had to yell up to Barack from the street. It was a railroad apartment: From the kitchen, you walked into Barack’s room, then my room, and lastly the living room. We didn’t have a television or computers.

            In that apartment we hosted a number of visitors, mostly friends from Oxy who stayed overnight when they were passing through town. Barack was very generous to these visitors. As a host and roommate, he sometimes did the shopping and cooked the chicken curry.

      • AmericaTheBeautiful
      • Obama’s other hand, with the cigarette in it…is holding hands with his roommate.

        If you have an IPhone or an IPad the image is easily enlarged…

        This is why in the last several weeks Van Jones said ” the people love Obama even if he were gay.”
        They knew this was going to leak out and go mainstream. Van Jones also a communist would have reason to know.

        Obama named his first born Natasha , a decidedly Russian name,

        Pray. There must be those in the Pentagon well aware. Those loyalists military who were retired out have their best opportunity to make their oath mean something. Let it rip.

        • AmericaTheBeautiful
        • And laying across Obama’s lap is another appendage…not his hand…his roommate, the Paki he traveled with when that wasn’t available to U S citizens…has his other hand that is not engaged holding hands with Obama… coming behind his knee toward Obama’s appendage that is peeking out from his lap…A gun in either hand so to speak…

          Anyone know the origination of this photo and how it came to light….

          Because there is no doubt what you are looking at…

          How with the corrupt media explain this action shot?

    • NameBM
    • In 2008, there were rumors about a Vera Baker (a black woman) who would have had an affair with Obama from 2004. They supposively met when she was fundraising for his senatorial campaign. After that she got a sudden upgrade in career when she funded a very successful and exclusive fundraising firm in DC.

      Rumor was that Obama and her were caught by a DC hotel surveillance camera in “compromising positions.

      Michelle was supposively aware and furious about the whole thing and there were talks of divorce.

      Then in 2008, Vera Baker vanished, leaving it all behind to reappear in Martinique living very low key.

      • Cindy
      • I think it is, but have not vetted this. Interesting that his name came up again.

        Newly declassified documents from Operation SOLO, an FBI program to infiltrate the Communist Party of the United States, reveal that a journal called Freedomways, which was influential in the black community for decades, was subsidized by the Soviet and Chinese Communist Parties.

        Freedomways has been called “one of the most influential African-American literary and political journals of the 1960s and 1970s.” It began in 1961 and ceased publication in 1986.

        During the 25 years it served as a propaganda organ for the CPUSA and Soviet front organizations such as the World Peace Council, Freedomways published articles by such figures as:

        Derrick Bell, one of Barack Obama’s academic mentors and a Harvard professor;
        Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader who turned against the Vietnam War and has been honored with a national memorial in Washington, D.C.;
        John Lewis, a Democratic member of Congress from Georgia and critic of the conservative Tea Party movement; and
        Jesse Jackson, a former aide to King and Democratic candidate for president who has recently been stirring up racial resentment over the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

        snip from

      • AmericaTheBeautiful
      • When Obama was revealed by Breitbart protesting and giving a speech on behalf of Derrick Bell…Michelle was pictured at the Deans office in a sit -in…No way they first met at Sidley…there weren’t That many blak law students at Harvard…and the fact they presented meeting as they did…shows they were hiding something.

    • Jesse T Mims
    • O M G! People, take a close look at the photo of Obama and Sohale Siddiqi posted above. Take a REALLY close look at the hand on the Sohale’s knee that is holding the cigarette. Count the fingers! There are at least 7 or 8 fingers, some with only the tips showing; but, there are a few more fingers than the normal 5 most humans have. When I enlarge the photo, I can count NINE fingers “holding the cigarette!”

      What we have here is substantial proof that Obama and Sohale Siddiqi were roommies with benefits; and, obviously, the benefits entailed more than sharing cigarettes!!

          • AmericatheBeautiful
          • An FYI on background …

            ” screw the pooch is much older than the zoomies in The Right Stuff. Nor did it mean wasting time. It is a term used in the military and might have evolved into timewasting exercises but, originally when someone screwed the pooch it meant that they’d screwed up and got a bunch of their troops killed. Custer screwed the pooch.
            Wasting time is another quite profane term. It’s ‘fucking the duck’. There is, or was, a difference. Nobody buys the farm from fuckin’ the duck.

            Posted by: Peter
            Peter, maybe I didn’t make it clear that “screw the pooch” does not mean wasting time. The etymology I could find on it only says that it evolved from a phrase meaning that.

            As for the origin, it’s debatable,…I did note that it was military slang well before that.”

            Posted by:
            “screw the pooch” comes from the term “putsch,” a term referring to a coup d’etat? This would meet more with the idea of completely bungling something in a military sense and resulting in killing a bunch of troups.
            ….one can imagine why it might happen that the phrase, as written, would always be the “pooch” variety instead of the Russian slange “putsch” variety?

            If our military understand what is taking place…step up !!

      • Jules
      • Ah, young love. Were Barry’s boyfriend’s eyes brown with green flecks, or green with brown flecks?

        And could he sing?

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • And laying across Obama’s lap is another appendage…not his hand…his roommate, the Paki he traveled with when that wasn’t available to U S citizens…has his other hand that is not engaged holding hands with Obama… coming behind his knee toward Obama’s appendage that is peeking out from his lap…A gun in either hand so to speak…

      Anyone know the origination of this photo and how it came to light….

      Because there is no doubt what you are looking at…

      How with the corrupt media explain this action shot? The presidential pecker…

      • Cindy
      • Helen Ibbiston married Philip Jessup, Jr.
        So the communist Jessup was step-grandfather, who was married to Lois Jessup for 65 years. Philip C. Jessup (1897 – 1986)

        Philip C. Jessup, Jr. spoke about the history of the Jessup, its evolution, his father, and the role of Jessup competition. He reminded us how Senator Joseph McCarthy accused his father of being a communist and tried to block his nomination as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. His father was one of nine that McCarthy accused of being disloyal to the United States before the subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The investigations and hearings became known as the Tydings Committee.

    • Cindy
    • When celebrity biographer Christopher Andersen went looking for the mystery woman post-election, he came up with nothing. “No one,” he writes in Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, “including his roommate and closest friend at the time, Siddiqi, knew of this mysterious lover’s existence.” Siddiqi apparently regained his memory. Maraniss writes, “If Barack and Genevieve were in social occasions as a couple, it was almost always with the Pakistanis. … Sohale Siddiqi was part of the crowd.”

      Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/what_does_composite_girl_tell_us_about_obama.html#ixzz1u79H4DID

      • Cindy
      • I’m not sure what I am seeing. Too many fingers holding that cig. It does look like a man part laying across his lap. But could also be his wrist and his fingers in his lap. Doesn’t explain how the cig hand has so many fingers.

        yucck. Everything about this man makes me want to shower and bleach my eyes.

        • AmericatheBeautiful
        • Yes too many fingers because it’s two men holding hands one holding a cigarette..Obama’s other hand is to the left on book ong whatever…sadikkis other hand is behind his knee going toward Obama…that takes care of 4 hands…across the lap is a pecker with the telltale circumcised head

    • Cindy
    • Even more interesting is Geneive’s bio father, Michael Cook.
      Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

      ASIO Central Office is in Canberra,

      Establishment and ‘The Case’

      Following the conclusion of World War II, the joint United States-UK Venona project uncovered sensitive British and Australian government data being transmitted through Soviet diplomatic channels. Officers from MI5 were dispatched to Australia to assist local investigations. The leak was eventually tracked to a spy ring operating from the Soviet Embassy in Canberra. Consequently, allied Western governments expressed disaffection with the state of security in Australia.

      Inquiry into National Security, 1993

      The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is Australia’s national security service, which is responsible for the protection of the country and its citizens from espionage, sabotage, acts of foreign interference, politically motivated violence, attacks on the Australian defence system, and terrorism.[2][3]

      Following the trial of George Sadil over the ASIO mole scandal and from concern about the implications of material having been removed from ASIO
      -ithout authority, the Prime Minister announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Cook AO (former head of the Office of National Assessments) to inquire into various aspects of national security. The review was completed in 1994.[14]

      The Petrov Affair
      The Cold War
      Penetration by the KGB

    • Cindy
    • So “Genny’s” mom was married to a man who was with an agency that was involved in spy/KGB investigations. She then goes on to marry Jessup, whose father was suspected of having communist sympathies.

      round and round I go.

    • Cindy
    • ASIO has been accused of executing an agenda against the Left of politics since its inception. In the 1960s, ASIO was also accused of neglecting its proper duties because of this supposed preoccupation with targeting the Left.

      Like other Western domestic security agencies, ASIO actively monitored protesters against the Vietnam War, Labor politicians and various writers, artists and actors who tended towards the Left. Other claims go further, alleging that the Organisation compiled a list of some 10,000 suspected Communist sympathisers who would be interned should the Cold War escalate.[18]

    • Cindy
    • Michael Cook was Australian Ambassador to the US 1989-1993.

      The Embassy of Australia in Washington is one of Australia’s most important diplomatic postings, having been established in 1930.

    • Cindy
    • Remarks at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney
      President GHW Bush

      And may I salute Dr. Fewster, the director who is going to, I understand, show us around; say to your Ambassador to the United States how proud we are that he is with us, Ambassador Michael Cook and his wife, Catriona.

    • Cindy
    • Intesting that supposedly Cook and Ibbetson soon divorced after a Jakarta posting. Another Indonesian reference.

      Tell me to stop posting if I am cluttering up this thread.

    • Cindy
    • History of the Office of National Assessments – ONA

      ONA has always been at the forefront of providing analytical assessments on global issues and trends that affect Australia. Since its creation ONA has advised the Government across a broad range of themes.

      In its formative years, and under the direction of our second Director-General Michael Cook (1981-89), ONA cut its teeth on analysing future Soviet and Chinese policies, communism in Europe, the flow of boat people from Southeast Asia, peacekeeping in Africa, developments in the Middle East and Australia’s stake in Antarctica.

    • Cindy
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
      Late night news & current affairs

      Broadcast: 21/2/2001
      Intelligence community rocked by mole

      So what are the ramifications of Hanssens’s unmasking for intelligence agencies around the world and for our own secret services? Tony Jones speaks with Warren Reed, who spent 10 years as a senior agent for ASIS, the Australian Security and Intelligence Service.

      What I mean by that is you might recall a former major-general in the KGB, he published a book in 1994 called ‘Spy Master’ and he looked at his 32 years in intelligence.

      A very urbane intelligent former KGB man.

      Quite outspoken.

      He mentioned in that book that there lad been traitors just like Hanssen who in effect made contact with the Russian Embassy in Canberra and said, “We’ve got stuff you might want.”

      TONY JONES: Traitors in the Australian security intelligence?

      WARREN REED: Yes.

      These people apparently handed over very good stuff, particularly top American intelligence which the Russians in those days and many other people now find easier to get in the third country, a country’s that in the Western intelligence loop and will have access to top American stuff, like Australia, but is a soft target.

      TONY JONES: You were in ASIS for 10 years or more, do you believe that we had our own moles, maybe even still do?

      WARREN REED: Yes, but in the Australian system, Tony, it’s not easy the way it runs to ever go and report on those sorts of people.

      TONY JONES: Do you just have suspicions or something more?

      WARREN REED: More than suspicions.

      But rather than deal with my suspicions, let’s look at the fact that when the book came out and made reference to people making contact and providing information just like Hanssen has at a safe distance, that and for a number of reasons it triggered off an inquiry, the most broad ranging inquiry we’ve ever had in Australian history, which was run by Michael Cook who had just before returned from America as Australian ambassador in Washington.

      And the Cook Inquiry, the findings of which have never been publicly revealed or even presented to Parliament, that inquiry went through ASIS, ASIO, Federal Police, defence, foreign affairs, everywhere where it should have been looking, but we’re not allowed to know what it tripped over.

      snips from

    • Cindy
    • Hanssen was born in Chicago, Illinois

      He once said in a letter to the KGB that it should emulate the management style of Mayor Richard J. Daley – a comment that easily could have led an investigator to look at people from Chicago.[55]

      • Cindy
      • Does make one go hmmmm.

        Smarthmore is again mentioned regarding the Solomon Bill. They did not want to comply with males registering or having their federal aid cut off.

    • Cindy
    • Mommy and step dad take a 6 year old to a country that had, September 30, 1965, wiped out the largest communist organization that was/is the bridge between Asia (Communist China) and Australia. The September Movement, The global balance of power.

      Lolo Soetero’s father and brother were killed in the Indonesian National Revolution by the Dutch to overthrow communism in 1948. And now during the next communism crushing period, they go back because they wanted to try that dog.

      Seems plausible.

      The Rise and Fall of The Communist Party of Indonesia
      Guy J. Pauker
      Prepared for: United States Air Force Project Rand
      The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
      Memorandum RM-5753-PR
      February 1969
      74 pages

    • Cindy
    • Not sure why my posts about Soetero’s Indonesian govt job, etc was deleted last night. It was sourced with the government docs from a FOIA request.

      If I violated a policy here, my apologies.

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