After this interview aired, Obama spokesman Ben Labolt issued forth a statement saying Percy Sutton was mistaken. Thusly:
Asked which parts of Percy Sutton’s statements were a “fabrication,” LaBolt said “all of it. Al Mansour doesn’t know Obama. And Sutton’s spokesman retracted the story. The letter [to Harvard, which Percy Sutton says he wrote on behalf of Obama], the ‘payments for loans’ – all of it, not true,” he added.
Who is Khalid Al Mansour?
Before becoming a Muslim, al-Mansour in the 1960s was named Don Warden. He was deeply involved in San Francisco Bay Area racial politics as founder of a group called the African American Association. A close personal adviser to Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, al-Mansour helped the pair establish the Black Panther Party but later broke with them when they entered coalitions with white radical groups.
In the mid-1970s al-Mansour met Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal, who today is best known for having offered a $10 million donation toward 9/11 relief efforts in 2001 — an offer that was rejected by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani when the prince suggested that the terrorist attacks were an indication that America “should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause.” Al-Mansour’s relationship with the prince eventually led to al-Mansour’s hiring as attorney to King Saud. He has since been an adviser to Saudi billionaires who fund the spread of Wahhabi extremism in America.
HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received at his office in Riyadh a delegation from the Saudi Society of Civil Engineering (SSCE) headed by Dr. Abdullah Saeed Al Ghamdi, Chairman. The delegation included Eng. Faisal Abdulrahman Asra, Guardian of the Council, Eng. Hussain Al Zahrani, Board Member and in charge of Finance, Eng. Alawi Sumait, Board Member and in charge Public Relations, Eng. Abdullah Al Ahmadi, Board Member and in charge of Branches, Dr. Turki Alaboud, Board Member and in charge of Membership Affairs, Dr. Waleed Khashaifati, Board Member and Eng. Mohamed Bokhary, Executive Manager. The meeting was also attended by Ms. Nahla Alanbar Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman and Mr. Fahad Al Ofi, Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.
Well, that’s all fascinating, but what do these people do?
The meeting began as Dr. Al Ghamdi thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving the delegation an opportunity to meet with him and discussed economic, investment and philanthropic issues. Dr. Al Ghamdi commended the Prince on his efforts on the business front locally and globally, and on his support for charity in Saudi Arabia and worldwide.
No, Obama couldn’t possibly know Mansour. Why did the Saudi King hire a former Black Panther who just happened to convert to Islam?
Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham, was Virginia Goeldner’s brother. Dunham’s wife, Madelyn, was Obama’s grandmother – Toot as he called her – who raised him after his mother moved oversees in the late 1960s.
Percy Sutton said al Mansour was from Texas… let’s return to the Virginia story…
Virginia Goeldner said that after World War II, her brother and his family left Kansas for Texas, then later moved to the Seattle area, where Ann graduated high school. The family eventually migrated to Hawaii, where Stanley Dunham worked as a furniture dealer and his wife was a top loan officer with the Bank of Hawaii.
Abdullah Al Ahmadi mentioned in the first photo, part of the delegation thanking Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal, is Virginia’s son-in-law.
Virginia [Dunham] and Cecil met at the Boeing plant in Kansas. The two married in Wellington and had three children: One child died at the age of three and a half to cancer. That left daughter Debi, known as Laya,” and son, Kevin. Cecil and Virginia moved to Arkansas with Cecil job after the children had finished school. The Goeldners’ describe Debi as an honor student who attended the same college that her grandfather did in Lawrence, KS.
A linguistics major, Debi worked as a professor at the college in Lawrence, teaching foreign students English. “One of the students Debi taught became her husband, an Engineering student from Saudi Arabia on scholarship. He graduated a year before she did,” Virginia said. “Debi’s main emphasis was the Arabic language. She moved to Saudi Arabia with her husband after graduation, where she lives today with their five children.
Her husband, Abdullah Al-Ahmadi is a Civil Engineer and a manager with Saudi Aramco.
Percy Sutton said he wrote the letter. I believe him.
It certainly explains this.
You know, I haven’t been following this NewCorp phone hacking scandal, but I just ran across this:
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the second biggest shareholder in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, has revealed his frustration with the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and admitted that it is harming the reputation of the company overall, not just its publishing interests.
This could explain why FOX news refuses to allow any discussion of the eligibility issues.