Who Is Prince al-Waleed Bin Talal And Why The Saudi Blindspot? Percy Sutton Revealed In 2008 That Recently Purged Saudi Prince Asked Him To Pull Strings To Get Obama Into Harvard: Who Got The Story Killed, And How?

Ben Smith, Editor Of Buzzfeed, that’s who.

“According to Sutton, al-Mansour had asked him to “please write a letter in support of [Obama] … a young man that has applied to Harvard.” Sutton had friends at Harvard and gladly did so.

Three months before the election it should have mattered that a respected black political figure had publicly announced that an outspoken anti-Semite like al-Mansour, backed by a Saudi billionaire, had been guiding Obama’s career, perhaps for the last twenty years, but the story died a quick and unnatural death.

The principle assassin was Ben Smith. On September 4, 2008 — a week after I reported this story in WND — Smith fired back in Politico. Sutton’s story, Smith reported, “seems off in at least one key detail.” The “detail” was that Obama, through spokesman Ben LaBolt, claimed not to know al-Mansour.

What Smith failed to report is that, unless forced to, no presidential candidate in his right mind would acknowledge the sponsorship of a man Smith described as a “Black Panther turned Muslim businessman.”

–Jack Cashill

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/time_for_a_look_back_at_buzzfeed_ben_smiths_biggest_fail.html#ixzz4xgVW31Qu 

“The octogenarian Sutton calmly and lucidly explained that he had been “introduced to [Obama] by a friend.” The friend’s name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction had taken place about 20 years prior.

Sutton described al-Mansour as “the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men.” The billionaire in question was Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.

Given the game-changing nature of this revelation when it surfaced in late August 2008, the Obama camp and its allies in the media, particularly Politico and Media Matters, shifted into overdrive to kill the story. Through a series of denials, lies and slanders about Sutton’s mental health, they succeeded.”

–Jack Cashill


The Washington Post reports (failing to reference Jack Cashill’s reporting about the Obama/Harvard connection and the Percy Sutton interview in 2008:)

“Holdings in Twitter, Lyft, Euro Disney and Twentieth Century Fox; luxury hotels across the world; a tower under construction in Saudi Arabia that will soon be the world’s tallest building. Or his opulent palace, where Business Insider once reported the prince kept “a group of dancing, laughing, joking dwarfs” in his entourage, occasionally tossing them around as sport like human shot puts.

That last part isn’t in the official biography. And it would be a shame if all you knew about Alwaleed was his wealth, because the personality behind those billions of dollars sounds no less extraordinary.”

Avi Selk, Washington Post, article here.

Bad news for us: This guy owns us. We live at the mercy of the fake news brothel he funds. He is a major shareholder not only in Twitter, but in Apple, News Corp, and many other culture-controlling corporations. I guess this explains what I have naively called “the Saudi blindspot.”

He has done business with Stephen K. Bannon, even, and Trump has purchased a yacht from him. (Which, by itself, is not that worrying.)

The only person I can locate at press time who did not take his money was former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

And: Why did Rudy Giuliani reject bin Talal’s gift offer of $10 million to New York, after 9/11?

All answers here:




So…he’s a progressive? A good guy? WaPo tells us, confusingly, that the “prince without borders,” Bin Talal’s politics are “hard to pin down,” and that he is both a “medieval monarch” and a modernist/feminist reformer, whose heart bleeds for the poor, and an unrepentant abuser of midgets.

“Not only did the prince hold occasional “midget-tossing” contests with these people, Business Insider wrote, but once invited his “jesters” to a business meeting, where he taught them the words “Boeing” and “Airbus” and had them decide which type of plane he should add to his personal fleet.

In the face of such bizarre accusations, Alwaleed has made great demonstrations of his concern for human rights — especially among the poor and women.”


Jack Cashill’s articles contain all the important undetonated landmines, and the history of how Ben Smith got the story killed–all  linked above, with video of Sutton, no longer viewable on YouTube, but easy to watch in the WND article. Lastly, his Twitter stakes and the complete list of names of the Saudi Royals “purged.” Prince Al_Waleed bin Talal, Obama’s lucky charm, is number one on the list.

Take it from here, all citizen reporters. Don’t let any reporter get isolated, cornered, and beaten up. (As happened to me.)

All truth is carried by all truth-seekers and finders. This story was “broken” by Jack Cashill, years ago, killed by Politico, Media Matters, Ben Smith, et al, who are mass murderers of truth and reality, and paid handsomely to “discredit” reporters who do honest work. Make it stop. Support small, independent journalists, and above all, protect the drive-by shootings that appear to kill “reputations,” for political propaganda gain. It’s gone far enough. Why weren’t we allowed to know who  bin Talal was, and what it meant to our entire political landscape and consciousness, after 9/11?

Answers linked above.

To become a Patreon for The Truth Barrier:



Who Were The Saudi Royals Purged This Weekend, And Why The Media Blackout?

A Far Left Critique of Obama: The President Who Wasn’t There

“Obama is a master of gesture politics, but he tends to flinch in nearly every pitched battle, even when the odds and the public are behind him. His political instincts drive him to seek cover in the middle ground. He is a reflexive compromiser, more Rodney “Can’t We All Just Get Along” King than Reverend King. Even when confronted by bumbling hacks like John Boehner and Eric Cantor, Obama tends to wilt.

Perhaps Obama had never before been confronted with quite this level of toxic hostility. After all, he’d lived something of a charmed life, the life of a star-child, coddled and pampered, encouraged and adulated, from Indonesia to Harvard. Obama was the physical and psychic embodiment of the new multiculturalism: lean, affable, assured, non-threatening. His vaguely liberal political ideology remained opaque at the core. Instead of an over-arching agenda, Obama delivered facile jingoisms proclaiming a post-racial and post-partisan America. Instead of radical change, Obama offered simply managerial competence. This, naturally, the Berserkers of the Right interpreted as hubris and arrogance and such hollow homilies served only to exacerbate their rage. The virulent right had profiled Obama and found him to be the perfect target for their accreted animus. And, even better, they had zeroed-in on an enemy so innately conflict-averse that even when pummeled with racist slurs he wouldn’t punch back.

Of course, Obama’s most grievous political wounds were self-inflicted, starting even before his election when he rushed back to Washington to help rescue Bush’s Wall Street bailout. This was perhaps the first real indication that the luminous campaign speeches about generational and systemic change masked the servile psyche of a man who was desperately yearning to be embraced by the nation’s political and financial elites. Instead of meeting with the victims of Wall Street predators or their advocates, like Elizabeth Warren and Ralph Nader, Obama fist-bumped with the brain trust of Goldman Sachs and schmoozed with the creme de la creme of K Street corporate lobbyists. In the end, Obama helped salvage some of the most venal and corrupt enterprises on Wall Street, agreed to shield their executives from prosecution for their financial crimes and, predictably, later got repaid with their scorn.”

Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch


Read the article The President Who Wasn’t There: Barack Obama’s Legacy of Impotence.