Is Barack Obama linked to someone named "Khalid al-Mansour" ("KAM", aka "Khalid Mansour" or "Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour")? Is KAM the black nationalist and former Black Panther formerly known as Donald Warden? Or, is KAM the person who's an advisor to Saudi Arabian prince Alwaleed bin Talal? Or, are they the same person or merely two different people with similar names?
What we know is that earlier in the year former Manhattan borough president Percy Sutton said in a TV interview that someone with the short form of the name said he was raising money for Barack Obama and asked him to write a recommendation to Harvard on Barack's behalf. Whether the recommendation was for admittance to that school or concerning the Harvard Law Review isn't clear. The video is here.
The BHO campaign later flatly denied it (link), and since that time the story appears to have faded from view in favor of the more obvious links BHO has to highly questionable people.
Unfortunately, I'm going to have to leave it at that, but someone else had a similarly confused round-up here. See also "Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age" (link). A selection of KAM's (or one of the KAMs') extremist videos is here. See also this, this, this, and this.
Politics · Sun, 10/12/2008 - 13:11 · Importance: 1