Saturday, January 31, 2009

Was Candidate Obama Working With Arab Intermediaries To Establish An Unofficial Dialogue With Al Qaeda?

Strong views: National security adviser nominee Jim Jones shakes hands with President-elect Obama. Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton looks on. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)

Report: Barack Obama's Al Qaida Initiative Began Months Before His Election -- World Tribune

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama was working with Arab intermediaries to establish an unofficial dialogue with Al Qaida long before his election as the 44th U.S. president, according to a report in the upcoming weekly edition of

Al Qaida has offered what has been described as a truce in exchange for a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to the report.

Obama has deemed the U.S. reconciliation with the Muslim world, including Iran, as his main foreign policy goal, sources quoted in the report said. The president has been aided by several Persian Gulf Arab Muslims with ties to Al Qaida's leadership in Pakistan, they said.

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My Comment: I am skeptical of this report. There is no smoking gun. No evidence. No proof that such discussions even occurred.

But while I am skeptical, I am sure that the Saudi Royal Family are not .... and maybe that is why this story is being published.

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