- WASHINGTON DC - Tonight
political prisoner Larry Sinclair is spending his sixth night in the DC
Jail, the victim of a Gestapo-style enemies' list operation carried out
just three blocks from the White House last Wednesday afternoon.
- Sinclair had come to the National Press Club to detail
his charges that the self-proclaimed Democratic presidential nominee Barack
Hussein Obama had indulged in two homosexual encounters complete with
crack cocaine in early November 1999, that Obama was complicit in the
December 2007 assassination of Donald Young, the gay choirmaster of Jeremiah
Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, and that's Obama's resident
perception monger, David Axelrod, had paid the pornographic website Whitehouse.com
$750,000 to organize a campaign of character assassination against Sinclair,
culminating in a faked polygraph test. At the close of the press conference,
Sinclair was arrested inside the press club by US Marshals and DC police,
apparently based on an old Delaware warrant.
- GESTAPO TACTICS IN THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, THE TEMPLE
OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT?
- Where are the civil libertarians? Where are the paladins
of the ACLU? Where is the outcry and the indignation? Is no one concerned
about threats to lynch a gay man for political reasons in the heart of
the nation's capital? Where are the left liberals who have been ostensibly
so concerned about civil rights and civil liberties from Nixon to Bush-Cheney?
Perhaps they are sleeping, or perhaps they have drunk the Obama Kool-Aid
and have become morally insane.
- Or perhaps they are so obsessed with the reform of the
FISA law and the danger that Bush might be listening in to their telephone
calls that they do not notice when a prominent critic of a presidential
candidate who is infamously a darling of the establishment media is actually
arrested, taken into custody and led away, the target of Gestapo tactics
in the National Press Club, the sanctum sanctorum of freedom of speech,
freedom of the press, and the First Amendment generally.
- Surely the weak sisters who have joined Obama's fifth
column are morally insane when they joke about how Barky's Myrmidons were
able to arrest Sinclair. If the First Amendment does not apply to speech
which is not popular with the establishment and the mob, then the First
Amendment does not exist at all, for anybody. Any journalist or writer
should be able to see that they themselves may be next, now that the US
Marshals are serving as the "Fight the Smears" enforcement arm
of the Obama campaign. Selective and vindictive prosecution, anyone?
- The mere fact that Larry Sinclair had been able to hold
such a successful press conference was already a serious defeat for the
corrupt and brutal Obama machine.
- Sinclair had appeared in the Holeman Lounge before more
than a hundred journalists, with 10 cameras set up on tripods in the back
of the room. The number of handheld cameras, camcorders, and tape recorders
was beyond counting. The press conference was dignified, businesslike,
factual. There was no screaming, no disruption, no threats or insults.
- Every journalist who wanted to ask a question was given
ample opportunity to do so, and about three dozen questions were asked.
Reasonable follow-ups were allowed.
- There were journalists from Britain, from Germany, from
India, from China. Most of the questions represented honest attempts to
pin down the facts of what was being alleged.
- Sinclair's honesty compared favorably to most politicians
today. He started his presentation with a detailed admission of his criminal
record, jail time served, his pending court motion to dismiss an old
Colorado warrant, and a statement that his troubles with the law date
back more than 20 years to 1980-1986.
- In the question-and-answer segment, Sinclair gave a straight
answer to every question he was asked. He did not dodge questions, he
did not prevaricate, he did not refuse to answer questions, and he did
not bungle his answers. Sinclair has made serious mistakes in life, as
he readily concedes. But Sinclair is not a candidate, not a person who
has to be evaluated by the public and then accepted or rejected.
- Sinclair comes forward as a witness with a series of
allegations to make and a story to tell. It is up to public opinion and
most emphatically the news media to evaluate those allegations and those
facts, including through the efforts of enterprising investigative journalists
anxious to make a name for themselves by finding out the truth about what
is potentially the biggest political scandal of the century. Obama, after
all, is the candidate of whom we know little and who needs urgently to
- The issue posed is not what you think about Larry Sinclair.
The overriding issue is the presidency in a time of military defeat,
institutional crisis, and economic breakdown.
- HOMOPHOBIC DEATH THREATS AGAINST SINCLAIR
- Obama's lemming legions, and especially his notorious
mercenary squadristi of the Internet, had done everything possible to
sabotage and disrupt Sinclair's press conference. One Obama backer had
issued a categorical death threat against Sinclair in terms that made
it abundantly clear that a homophobic hate murder might be in the offing.
The FBI and the District of Columbia police had shown zero interest in
offering Sinclair protection against a possible hit by one of Obama's
- Once it is accepted that police agencies can intervene
in political campaigns, it is possible to a rest or detain almost anyone
if the interest is great enough. The old warrant used to incarcerate
Sinclair most probably refers to events already covered by the statute
- If nothing can be found at this level, there are always
old parking tickets and library fines that can be ginned up. Any political
candidate who has had dealings with the Federal Elections Commission
can be hauled in on some minor technical violation. The precedent established
by last Wednesday's events at the National Press Club is exceedingly ominous
for the public life of this country.
- The irony is that repression is now being carried out
not to help the Republicans but under ultra-left cover, to help the radical
- Since the warrant used as the pretext to arrest Sinclair
apparently came from Delaware, our attention naturally turns to Senator
Joe Biden, the incorrigible blowhard and defeated presidential candidate
who is now known to be angling for the post of vice president or Secretary
of State in a future Obama regime.
- We also note that Biden's son, the nepotist Beau Biden,
is the current Attorney General of Delaware. As the cops would say, the
Biden machine, anxious to ingratiate themselves with Obama, had the means,
motive, and opportunity to arrange this outrageous arrest. For those gullible
enough to believe that civil liberties might improve under an Obama regime,
this ought to provide a reality shock.
- Do not assume that civil liberties will get better under
Obama; the evidence is now that they will get worse. Obama's National
Press Club caper is as blatant as anything seen under Bush and Barky
is not even in the White House.
- At the end of his detailed indictment of Obama, Sinclair
demanded information on four points. The first involves Obama as phone
records for November 3, 1999 through November 8, 1999 - the time frame
of the two allegedly encounters between Obama and Sinclair, mediated by
Paramjit Multani of Five Star Limo at O'Hare Airport. The second involves
Obama's phone records for September 2007 - December 23, 2007, when Sinclair
was receiving probing phone calls from Donald Young about how much Sinclair
had revealed concerning Obama - calls that ended when Young was found
dead from multiple gunshot wounds just before Christmas 2007.
- Sinclair's third demand for clarification touches communications
from Obama, Axelrod, and campaign manager David Plouffe to Whitehouse.com
in January and February 2008. Sinclair's fourth point regards possible
payments by Obama, Obama's campaign, Axelrod, Plouffe, and Axelrod's AKP
Message and Media to Whitehouse.com in that same time frame of January-February
- OBAMA MUST ANSWER, NOT EVADE
- It is now up to Obama to answer these charges. It is
imperative that this be done now, without further delay. No responsible
citizen wants a president who can be blackmailed and thus turned into
a puppet because he is hiding secrets about bisexual activities, crack
cocaine, political murder, and character assassination campaigns.
- It is also up to the great news organizations, including
ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, and the Washington Post, to carry out
their responsibility to the public. These news organizations should not
play the role of kept courtesans of those in political power. As Sinclair
pointed out, he has told his story and has thus done everything he can.
- It is now up to the great media concerns to locate and
interview the limo driver Paramjit Multani, to investigate the relevant
telephone records, and above all to question Obama himself about this
very serious matter. It is not up to the corporate media to sit back and
sniff about whether a Sinclair has conclusively proven his own case to
their satisfaction or not; the proving or disproving is the responsibility
of the media, and let them make damn sure that they get it right.
- By today's journalistic standards, Sinclair's allegations
are extraordinarily substantive already, especially when compared with
some other major scandal allegations heard during the primaries. Sinclair
has filed a federal civil suit against Obama and Axelrod, complete with
sworn affidavits and court papers.
- This means that he is willingly risking Rule 11 penalties
for filing a frivolous lawsuit.
- He has also made statements to the Chicago police about
his contacts with murder victim Donald Young. These steps represent a
very high degree of public commitment by Sinclair to the truth of what
he is saying.
- Compare this to the shoddy standards of the New York
Times which, on February 21, 2008 published and prominently displayed
on its front page an innuendo about a supposed sex affair between Senator
McCain and a certain Vicki Iseman, a Washington lobbyist. Not one single
solitary named source was cited to support this innuendo. Or, take the
case of Vanity Fair magazine, the house organ of decadent left liberalism,
which included a slander piece entitled "The Comeback Id" by
Todd Purdom in its July 2008 issue. Here again, there was not one single
named source who was willing to have his or her name publicly associated
with Purdom's sleazy allegations.
- It is painfully obvious that there is one set of journalistic
standards for the Perfect Master Obama, and another and much laxer set
for the competition. This is intolerable.
- NO PRIVACY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ACCESS THE NUCLEAR BUTTON
- It is fair to say that the idea of a private sphere for
US presidential candidates about which the general public is not entitled
to know anything became obsolete at the same time that intercontinental
ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads became available around 1960
to 1965. Since then, every presidential candidate has in effect appeared
before the public asking to get his or her hands on the thermonuclear
button that can start World War III.
- At this point, the notion of a private sphere for presidential
candidates becomes wholly untenable. In this day and age, we have the
right to know everything but everything about presidential nominees who
are asking for our votes.
- We have a right to know their full personal histories,
with no exceptions, no omissions, and no withheld documents.
- We have a right to know if they are HIV-positive and
whether they ever registered for the draft.
- We want to know if they have received electroshock, psychopharmaca,
and whether they have been treated by a psychiatrist.
- We have a right to see their birth certificate, their
college transcript, their senior thesis if they wrote one, their law school
transcript, their passport, papers from earlier times in public office,
and all other relevant documents.
- We have a right to know about their mother, their father,
their sister, their brother, their Aunt Tilly, their best friends at all
stages of life, their boyfriends, their girlfriends, their pets, their
backers, their sponsors, their gurus, their controllers, and their associates
of every kind.
- More than a right to know these things, we have an imperative
duty to find them out.
- For they are asking to get their hands on the thermonuclear
button, the misuse of which can unleash a thermonuclear fireball that
will not respect any aspect of the privacy of ourselves and our family.
- Naturally, candidates are free to make their own choices
in life just like everybody else: they can choose their religion, their
personal associations, their forms of recreation, and all the rest in
any way that they like.
- But none of this - absolutely nothing - can be claimed
as a secret off limits to the attention of the public. All of it must
be thoroughly investigated, aired, and published when the presidency is
- An Air Force crewman at a missile silo in the Dakotas
goes through a background check which leaves scant room for privacy. We
must demand nothing less from presidential candidates.
- OBAMA'S COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND ALLEGED COCAINE USE
- Larry Sinclair alleges that Obama has indulged in crack
cocaine. Those familiar with the public literature about the current tenant
of the White House know very well that there are many indications that
his extraordinarily low level of performance may derive from cognitive
impairment brought on by habitual cocaine use. How many more coke fiends
in the White House are compatible with the further national survival of
the United States?
- Ronald Reagan notoriously suffered from cognitive impairment
and constantly made his remarks off index cards which he kept hidden in
his hands. Those index cards were a low-tech version of the glass plates
of the Teleprompter upon which Obama relies.
- As soon as he cannot read his words off those glass plates,
Obama begins to stutter, to stammer and babble, to hem and to haw, repeatedly
losing his syntax and constantly interjecting "um" and "you
know." What if Obama's cocaine use really did extend beyond 1981,
as he suggests in his memoir, and continued all the way to late 1999 at
the very least, as Sinclair is alleging?
- That might suggest that Obama suffers from greater cognitive
impairment than Bush, as Obama's incredible series of gaffes at the end
of the primaries also indicates. Larry Sinclair stressed during his press
conference that he has been a gay man all his life, and that he regarded
the crack cocaine issue as the central one, at least until the time of
the Donald Young murder.
- During the press conference, Sinclair announced that
he was willing to make his own personal medical records, including mental
health records, available to responsible representatives of accredited
news organizations, at their own expense.
- That means that Sinclair is much more forthcoming about
his medical history than Obama, who has withheld his medical records and
offered a single meaningless page of advertising copy signed by his personal
physician. And remember that Sinclair is not running for any office,
while Obama wants to be president.
- TWO MONTHS TO THE ROLL CALL OF THE STATES, AUGUST 27
- The Democratic Party still has more than two months in
which these very serious, substantive, and detailed allegations against
its presumptive candidate can be thoroughly investigated.
- It is unthinkable that any responsible political leader
would be willing to see Obama receive the nomination while this sword
of Damocles hangs over his head. Larry Sinclair's videotape has been on
the Internet since mid-January, and it has at various times been the
object of discussion on something approaching a million websites.
- The issues are Obama's crack cocaine use, his bisexuality,
his possible involvement in the Donald Young assassination, and the allegations
of character assassination and harassment against Sinclair funded by the
- Karl Rove knows all about each one of these points, and
there is no way to deter Karl Rove and his cohorts.
- So, although it may seem incomprehensible to Obama's
drooling acolytes, the interest of the Democratic Party is best served
by thorough airing of these allegations to before the roll call of the
states is held on August 27, 2008 - and this is exactly what Sinclair
has been trying to do since mid-January.
- If Sinclair had been a GOP deployment, he would simply
have waited for September or October to come forward.
- There are of course those who lament and regret that
it is necessary to dredge up the sordid details of a figure like Obama.
They say that it is better to use political campaigns to talk about issues.
- This document may sound plausible, but it is totally
wrong, and the fault rests with Obama.
- First, Obama does not campaign on issues in any systematic
way. He presents himself as the Perfect Master, the Anointed One, the
Savior, the Messiah, the Mahdi. His hysterical followers are obsessed,
not with a political program or a set of issues, but with the personality
cult of Obama. This means that any attempt to engage Obama on the issues
is by definition an impotent and self-defeating tactic.
- The only useful objections that can be made to Obama
are ad hominem biographical revelations designed to show that he is not
so anointed after all, and that his ability to walk on water has been
- Then there is also the matter of Obama's notorious duplicity
and flip-flops even where he does have specific positions on certain
issues. First Obama wanted a fixed schedule for getting out of Iraq, but
Samantha Power revealed that this was not the case at all. Barky said
he wanted a different kind of foreign policy, and then he pandered to
AIPAC, probably lying through his teeth in the process. First, Obama wanted
to help the lower income brackets, but now he is talking about cutting
the corporate income tax. Obama attacked free trade in Ohio and Pennsylvania,
even as his top economic controller, Austan Goolsbee of the Friedmanite
Chicago school reassured the Canadians that this was just election posturing;
now Obama has told Fortune magazine that he likes free trade and is devoted
to "free markets."
- First, Obama was going to be tough on FISA; now he is
going along with the Democratic congressional leaders as they attempt
to appease Bush.
- Obama had built his career on ethics in government and
reducing the role of political contributions; now he has turned his back
on the only meager legislative achievements by becoming the first presidential
candidate in modern times to repudiate matching funds in the general election.
- On all these points, to attempt a substantive debate
with Obama is a fool's errand. The only way to pin Barky down is through
pointed reference to crucial facts in his own background, biography, and
associations which cannot be changed or swept under the rug. Any other
approach is deliberate impotence and capitulation.
- FREE LARRY SINCLAIR!
- In the meantime, Larry Sinclair is still sitting in the
DC jail. He could be extradited to Delaware at any time.
- What kind of a presidential campaign are we going to
have when critics of the most radical subversive to ever get this close
to the presidency have to worry about a knock on the door in the middle
of the night? It is time to put massive public pressure on the Obama
campaign to drop their enemies' list operation against Larry Sinclair,
and to release him from jail at once.
- Webster G. Tarpley is the author of Obama - The Postmodern
Coup: Making of a Manchurian Candidate?.
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