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Woops: McCain Funded Rashid Khalidi

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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 07:36 AM
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During the 1990s, while he served as chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), McCain distributed several grants to the Palestinian research center co-founded by Khalidi, including one worth half a million dollars.
firedoglake.com...

Oops. McCain supported this guy before Obama even heard of him. So... McCain pals around with terrorists? Or are they only terrorists when Obama knows them? After all Ayers was placed on the Charity board by a good friend of Ronal Reagan but he wasn't a terrorist until Obama knew him...




posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 07:57 AM
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That's the way it works. If McCain's people say it "Everyone has a right to know" if Obama's people say it, "how dare they politicize it". It's a really tired routine.


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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:06 AM
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Wrong. McCain was a chairman of a group (The International Republican Institute) which funded an organization that Khalidi co-founded. Big difference.

At any rate, McCain didn't have dinner at the guys house like Obama did (multiple times). The actions of the International Republican Institute have never been secret. What's the L.A. Times hiding in the video that they have?



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:12 AM
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Agreed.

Chairman of a group that funded another group that happened to be co-founded by this man is not the same as being close personal friends with him. It's not the same as having him over for dinner at your house and attending fundraisers where the nation of Israel is openly mocked and accused of terrorism.

There is a difference here, and it's an obvious one.


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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:15 AM
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I repeat, "So... McCain pals around with terrorists? Or are they only terrorists when Obama knows them? After all Ayers was placed on the Charity board by a good friend of Ronal Reagan but he wasn't a terrorist until Obama knew him..." Kind of sad. McCain pals around with him, Ronald Reagan's close friend pals around with Ayers, but niether one is a terrorist until they met Obama. How does that work? Is it some aura that Obama has that suddenly makes some one a terrorist? When they are around McCain and other Republicans they're great American Heroes but the second Obama walks in to the same room as them they turn into terrorists.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:22 AM
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This story is laughable. The "source" does not even say McCain and Khalidi met or were ever even in the same room together. Yes, that is definitely "palling around with terrorists".



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:23 AM
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You're missing the point by a long shot. McCain isn't "palling around" with any of these people, Obama is.

McCain chaired a board that gave money to a group this guy founded.

He never had him over for dinner. He never worked directly with him. He never attended his church.

See the difference?

[edit on 30-10-2008 by nyk537]



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:27 AM
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Originally posted by nyk537
You're missing the point by a long shot. McCain is "palling around" with any of these people,



SO you admit, he is palling around with them. And once again you say it is not a big deal because when Rashid is in the same room as McCain he's a Great American Hero. But when Obama walks into the same room as him he morphs into a terrorist.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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Actually no, that's a mistype. (it happens)

McCain isn't palling around with these people.

How you could come to the conclusion I meant he was considering the rest of my post I don't know.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:32 AM
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So the lesson of this whole thing is supporting Isreal good, supporting Palestine bad?

I don't understand, and I laugh a sort of painful, disgusted sigh when our media and majority mindset seems to be that somehow Isreal is...

a) less of a terroristic entity

and

b) better than Palestine.

You want to argue the politics of the situation, fine, but don't do it in a way which, once again, shows this Isreal > Palestine mindset.

Palestine uses bombs and ambush firefights...Isreal uses tanks, walls and airplanes. Supporting either is supporting the deaths of the others --innocent and 'guilty' alike.

for the media, once again.

[edit on 10/30/0808 by spines]



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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Well, explain it then. Is it an aura or a super power? Or maybe hypnosis? How does Obama turn these people in to terrorists? When Ayers was working with RR's close friends he was an American Hero. When Rashid was working and palling around with McCain, getting hundreds of thousands from him, he was an American Hero. But Obama gets with in one hundred yards of them and they turn in to terrorists. Does he use secret techniques taught only to evil liberal socialist secret muslim black people?



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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GG,
Can you show any evidence where McCain personally met with Khalidi?

Can anyone?



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by GamerGal
When Ayers was working with RR's close friends he was an American Hero.


Ayers has never been anything but a terrorist. Anyone who considers him an American Hero is foolish.


When Rashid was working and palling around with McCain, getting hundreds of thousands from him, he was an American Hero.


McCain never worked with him or palled around with him. How are you still not getting that. He chaired a group that gave money to a foundation co-founded by Rashid, there is no evidence that McCain ever had any personal relationship with him. Obama on the other hand, has had him over for dinner numerous times, and considers themselves friends.


Does he use secret techniques taught only to evil liberal socialist secret muslim black people?:@@


Your ignorance is astounding in regards to this issue.

Are you really not paying attention? Do you have blinders on? The facts are the facts. There is proof that Obama has close relationships with all of these people. There is none that shows McCain has.

It's really quite simple.

[edit on 30-10-2008 by nyk537]



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:39 AM
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You need to stop playing games on multiple threads regarding the same topic.

www.abovetopsecret.com...
Your firedog source is weak. Go to the source IRI.org for your information.

You are playing everyone for fools by making a fool of yourself.

[edit on 30-10-2008 by jibeho]



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by nyk537

Originally posted by GamerGal
Your ignorance is astounding in regards to this issue.


[edit on 30-10-2008 by nyk537]


And yet when McCain pals around with Rashid it's not a big deal. You already said it doesn't matter that Rashid and McCain palled around together. You said it doesn't matter that McCain gave his friend hundreds of thousands of dollars. But it does matter that Obama knew the man years after McCain palled around with him because he's a terrorist. So either he was a terrorist when McCain knew him and funded him with hundreds of thousands of dollars and when Obama met him or you're just being partisan.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:42 AM
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Should we expect our leaders to only associate with people we like? Rashid Khalidi indeed has controversial views, however, as has been shown, both candidates have been involved in providing support (in one way or another) for aspects of his efforts.

Even upon reviewing the views of Khalidi, I cannot say he is a more despicable person than Gordon Liddy, a convicted criminal who subverted the constitution and planned the murder of a journalist... who McCain calls a "great friend and patriot."

No person rises to prominence on the stage of national politics without establishing connections, either tenuous or fast, to people who may be discovered to have questionable motivations, or worse. No one is clean. Everyone is dirty. But we should not allow the dirt to rub off on us.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:44 AM
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I'm done, you're not listening.

I never said they "palled around". I said they didn't, and I corrected that typo.

You are refusing to acknowledge anything I present to you, and continue to proceed onwards with a complete disregard for the facts.

I wish you well on your misinformation campaign.




posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:46 AM
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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:47 AM
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Really? But as we all know the economy doesn't matter, neither does Iraq. Only that these evil tewwawists are friends with Obama. Sure McCain funded one of them, and Ronald Reagan's close friend funded another. When that happened they were Great American Heroes. But the second Obama stepped in to the same room as them they turned in to terrorists. And the Republicans on here don't seem to understand. They claim that it isn't a big deal that McCain gave him hundreds of thousands of dollars. it doesn't matter that McCain palled around with him. But it does matter that Obama once drove by his house. You and I seem to understand the spin, BS, and partisanship being shown they just don't see it, yet. Starred your post as it is the only one that sees just how much spin and BS the republicans can pull.

[edit on 30-10-2008 by GamerGal]



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 08:56 AM
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You don't understand that you're just making stuff up in some maniacal attempt to distract from the fact the LA Times is covering up for Obama.

-McCain never palled around with this guy
-McCain never went to his parties
-McCain never spoke at these parties.

All you're doing to ignoring the questions that would debunk your little comparison here and making up the facts as you go along. Its really very transparent.

Why do you support corrupt media? Are you one of these people who is all for censorship and silencing dissent, as long as its to help your guy? Why is the LA times withholding the tape?



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