Saturday, June 08, 2013

Prominent Columbia University Professor Doubts Obama Was A Student At Columbia

Wayne Allen Root graduated in 1983 from Columbia University-New York, earning a bachelor's degree in political science as a pre-law student. Root, who was president of his graduating class, has publicly expressed doubts for a number of years that Obama actually attended Columbia. Root has no recollection of ever once meeting Obama, who was also a political science major and who graduated the same year as Root. At class reunions, Root has been unsuccessful in finding any of  his classmates who remember meeting Obama as a student at Columbia. Root for the first time has found a prominent professor of history at the university, Henry Graff, who is now a professor emeritus, who is willing to go public and express his doubts about Obama attending Columbia. Root relates his interview with Professor Graff on The Free Patriot during which Graff expressed his anger that Obama was being falsely portrayed as a graduate of Columbia:
I was the only one publicly voicing my suspicions. That just changed in a big way. Meet Professor Henry Graff, perhaps the most legendary and honored professor ever at Columbia University. He was THE American History and Diplomatic History professor at Columbia for 46 years. And he is more emphatic than yours truly that there are no Obama footprints at Columbia.
Henry Franklin Graff
I was put on Professor Graff’s trail by another Columbia classmate, skeptical about Obama’s story. He told me that Professor Graff had been the speaker for the Class of ’53 last weekend at Columbia. My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia. Graff said, “I have my doubts he ever went here.” . . . Unlike Obama, Professor Graff clearly remembered me. He was thrilled to hear from his former student. I was in several of Graff’s classes and he remembered me like it was yesterday. He sounded great- like he hasn’t lost any of his trademark sharpness in 30 years since we last met. 
I was honored to learn that this legendary historian has been following my political career for many years. But he had no such cheery things to say about the President. Graff said, “I taught at Columbia for 46 years. I taught every significant American politician that ever studied at Columbia. I know them all. I’m proud of them all. Between American History and Diplomatic History, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes. Not Obama. I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.” 
Even more importantly, Professor Graff knew the other history and political science professors. “None of the other Columbia professors knew him either” said Graff. 
Graff concluded our interview by saying, “I’m very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States from Columbia University.’ I don’t consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.” 
There is something wrong with Obama’s story- I know that. Many of my classmates at last weekend’s 30th reunion knew that. Now the most beloved Professor ever at Columbia joins us in publicly questioning the story. Obama is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia.
Obama has declined to provide any proof that he ever attended Columbia University. My working theory of Obama's missing Columbia years is that he was in actuality spending a great deal of time during that period working in Pakistan as a covered agent for the CIA. Unknown to most Americans, Obama speaks Arabic fluently. The person likely responsible for providing the Columbia University cover story for Obama was Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former Columbia University professor who served as President Carter's national security adviser.

My belief is that he was one of a number of American go-betweens with the Mujahideen forces led by Osama Bin Laden, also known as Tim Osman, the name given to him by the CIA when Bin Laden was based in Pakistan and still working with the CIA to help drive the Russians out of Afghanistan. This would explain the mystery behind Obama having a Pakistani roommates, including Sohale Siddiqi and Hasan Chandoo, when he attended school at Occidental College and when he had an apartment in New York during the time he supposedly attended Columbia. Obama's first job after graduating from Columbia was at Business International Corporation, a CIA front company. Whatever his true story is, it should be abundantly clear by this late date that Obama is not the same man who portrayed himself as a candidate of hope and change in 2008.

Chandoo, who now resides in New York, comes from an extremely wealthy and influential family in Pakistan. Obama admits traveling to Pakistan with him during his college years on at least one occasion in 1981. Siddiqi in a recent interview with Frontline said he knew Obama as "Barry" when he first met him in San Francisco at a New Year's Eve Party "Barry" attended with Siddiqi while the two were still attending Occidental College in Los Angeles. "Has he changed the view of the Taliban and Al Qaeda and the other radicals over there?," Siddiqi rhetorically asked. "Hell no. He's just a white-black boy or whatever. He's a stooge for the great Satan, United States. What else is there to say?"

Barack Obama and Sohale Siqqiqi on the sofa in 1981
Obama with his Pakistani roommate Sohale Siddiqi
Obama with Hasan Chandoo, a Pakistani roommate Obama admits spending time traveling outside the U.S, including Chandoo's family's home in Pakistan.


Ellen said...

What is your source for " Obama speaks Arabic fluently".

If he worked in Pakistan -- as you assert -- he'd need to speak Urdu, and there's no indication that he speaks either.

(Reciting a common Muslim prayer in Arabic does not mean much. Many people can do this.)

Gary R. Welsh said...

Bin Laden led the CIA-backed Mujahideen. He was from Saudi Arabia and spoke Arabic. It's also hard to believe that Obama didn't pick up on the local language spoken in Pakistan after living with Pakistani roommates throughout his college years. Yes, it is common for Muslims to speak common prayers in Arabic.

Susan McKee said...

The "local language spoken in Pakistan" is Urdu, not Arabic.

Robert G said...

@Gary. Really Gary?? If you are around roommates speaking a language one will learn it? That is laughable. I have lived in Southern California for 46 years, have heard Spanish all around me, but cannot speak it except a few words.