Posted by: Ann Corcoran | September 26, 2012

Arab money, Vernon Jarrett, Obama’s missing college records

Was Barack Hussein Obama’s education funded with Saudi money?

Having now read six (maybe seven, LOL! if you include “Dreams….”) books on Barack Obama, I can say without a doubt that this article and this writer which I am about to discuss, Frank Miele at Daily Inter, has hit on a bit of information that I believe may well be the piece of the puzzle we have been missing.

If Miele is right, we now have a plausible answer to why Obama does not release any college records (who paid for those expensive universities?) and an answer to why Obama bowed to the Saudi king, has taken the side of the Muslim hardliners in the Middle East, has shown disdain for Israel and has obviously supported the Palestinians.

But, before I get into Miele’s thesis, I am not one to think Barack Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) was being groomed for the Presidency, but I do believe he was being groomed for a place in American politics and a fluke of historical timing placed him (even to his own surprise) in the White House.  Obama’s greatest aspiration during his community organizing years was to be Mayor of Chicago.

And, digressing further for a minute, Obama seems to me to be a man who doesn’t really want to be in the White House (at first maybe, but not now).  That’s why that Hawaii mansion story is so plausible.  I’ve wondered who are his handlers, above the level of David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, who might have a gun to his head (figuratively of course) to run for a second term?  Maybe Miele’s discovery gives us some hint of that.

Here is Miele’s article, I’ve taken a lot of it so you can get the gist, but please read the whole thing which is footnoted, so you can follow the development of his theory.  (emphasis below is mine)

Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story?

Though by no means definitive, it [1979 newspaper column—ed] provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at a certain point in time.


The column itself had appeared in the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Evening Independent of Nov. 6, but it was the work of a veteran newspaperman who at the time was working for the prestigious Chicago Tribune and whose work was syndicated nationally. (1)

So far as I know, this 1979 column has not previously been brought to light, but it certainly should be because it broke some very interesting news about the “rumored billions of dollars the oil-rich Arab nations are supposed to unload on American black leaders and minority institutions.” The columnist quoted a black San Francisco lawyer who said, “It’s not just a rumor. Aid will come from some of the Arab states.”

Well, if anyone would know, it would have been this lawyer — Donald Warden, who had helped defend OPEC in an antitrust suit that year and had developed significant ties with the Saudi royal family since becoming a Muslim and taking the name Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour.

So who is the columnist writing the only story Miele could find during that period of time about large amounts of Saudi money being used to groom minority students in the US?

Vernon Jarrett!   (That would be White House consigliere Valerie Jarrett’s former father-in-law!)


Al-Mansour told Jarrett that he had presented the “proposed special aid program to OPEC Secretary-General Rene Ortiz” in September 1979, and that “the first indications of Arab help to American blacks may be announced in December.” Maybe so, but I looked high and wide in newspapers in 1979 and 1980 for any other stories about this aid package funded by OPEC and never found it verified.

You would think that a program to spend “$20 million per year for 10 years to aid 10,000 minority students each year, including blacks, Arabs, Hispanics, Asians and native Americans” would be referred to somewhere other than one obscure 1979 column, but I haven’t found any other word of it.

Lawyer Khalid al-Mansour reportedly helped Obama get into Harvard:

Maybe the funding materialized, maybe it didn’t, but what’s particularly noteworthy is that this black Islamic lawyer who “for several years [had] urged the rich Arab kingdoms to cultivate stronger ties to America’s blacks by supporting black businesses and black colleges and giving financial help to disadvantaged students” was also the same lawyer who allegedly helped arrange for the entrance of Barack Obama into Harvard Law School in 1988.

Remember Percy Sutton, friend of Khalid al-Mansour:

That tale had surfaced in 2008 when Barack Obama was a candidate for president and one of the leading black politicians in the country — Percy Sutton of New York — told an interviewer on a Manhattan TV news show that he had been introduced to Obama “by a friend who was raising money for him. The friend’s name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas. He is the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men. He told me about Obama.” (2)


Until now, there really has been no context within which to understand the Sutton story or to buttress it as a reliable account other than the reputation of Sutton himself as one of the top leaders of the black community in Manhattan — himself a noted attorney, businessman and politician. But the new discovery of the 1979 column that established Khalid al-Mansour’s interest in creating a fund to give “financial help to disadvantaged students” does provide a clue that he might indeed — along with his patron, Arab Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — have taken an interest in the “genius” Barack Obama.

Did Vernon Jarrett have a personal relationship with Khalid al-Mansour?  Why was Jarrett picked as al-Mansour’s messenger in 1979?  How did al-Mansour come to learn of the “genius”  Obama (or was he still Soetoro then?).

In conclusion Miele asks what possible significance does it have for today who funded Obama’s education….it might well explain everything!

What possible significance could all this have? We may never know, but Vernon Jarrett, back in 1979, thought that OPEC’s intention to fund black and minority education would have huge political ramifications. As Jarrett wrote:

“The question of financial aid from the Arabs could raise a few extremely interesting questions both inside and outside the black community. If such contributions are large and sustained, the money angle may become secondary to the sociology and politics of such an occurrence.” (1)

He was, of course, right.

As Jarrett suggests, any black institutions and presumably individuals who became beholden to Arab money might be expected to continue the trend of American “new black advocacy for a homeland for the Palestinians” and presumably for other Islamic and Arabic interests in the Middle East. For that reason, if for no other, the question of how President Obama’s college education was funded is of considerably more than academic interest.

Endnote:  Please visit Miele’s whole article and note footnote #7 …it seems that Maryland’s own Ken Timmerman was onto the story way back in 2008 when he penned a piece at Newsmax entitled:  Who is Khalid al-Mansour?

And one last thing?  Coincidentally a reader sent this Youtube clip yesterday that discusses Obama carrying out Saudi Arabia’s goals from within the White House.  Watch it, and judge for yourself.   Of course the clip interested me because it involves Samantha Power (among other things she is the White House “refugee czar”) and it proclaims they wish to bring into the US a million Muslim refugees…think about it!

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