Saturday, August 18, 2012

Unmasking Obama

On 20 August, 2009, the terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was released from a Scottish prison. He had been there since 2001 after being convicted for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in which 270 people died.

Appropriately, the Obama administration publicly complained that the Scottish authorities had decided to release this man, also known as the Lockerbie bomber, who had been serving a life sentence on nearly three hundred counts of murder. Given that this was a matter of grave national concern, President Obama complained about it again in July 2010 when Prime Minister David Cameron went on his American visit.

A few days after Cameron’s visit, the Times revealed a secret letter Obama had sent to the Scottish government prior to the release of this mass murderer. It showed that Obama’s outrage had been completely staged. As the Times reported in July 2010, the Obama Administration had written that the conditional release of the Lockerbie bomber was acceptable on “compassionate grounds” provided he was kept in Scotland and not sent back to Libya. Scottish officials understandably interpreted the letter as meaning that US objections to the release were half-hearted.

This is just one example of a pattern of completely inexplicable behaviour that Obama has manifested since he took office in 2009. Love him or hate him, Obama is a mystery that few people have been able to understand.

One man who believes he has uncracked the riddle of Obama is Dinesh D’Souza. His 2010 bestseller, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, and his recent documentary movie 2016: Obama’s America delves deep into Obama’s past to discover the unique motivations behind his anti-American policies. D’Souza essentially unmasks Obama and shows him for what he really is: an anti-colonialist who hates America.

I have summarized D’Souza's arguments in my review of his book at Alfred the Great Society. To read the review, click on the following link:


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