Breaking news: Barack Obama, Soviet mole

The latest rumor about the president? He was trained and programmed by the Communists, who told one American the story back in the 1990's.

By Alex Koppelman

Published February 11, 2009 3:15PM (EST)

Janet Porter's latest column for the conservative/conspiracist Web site World Net Daily is just too good not to share. Porter, who was the c0-chair of Mike Huckabee's Faith and Values Coalition during his run for the presidency, writes:

Brace yourself for what I'm about to say next. Last fall, prior to the presidential election, a friend of mine... sent me an e-mail on which I didn't report. It just seemed too extreme. It was from a software developer he met named Tom Fife who told of how he first heard of the name "Barack."

I can't prove whether it's true or not, but in light of all that is happening, it just doesn't seem that far-fetched anymore. All I know is that Tom Fife is a real guy – not some e-mail scam. I've talked to him.

Before we get to Fife's story, something to keep in mind -- WND claims to have averaged between 6-8 million visitors per month in the summer and fall of 2002. It's a fairly big site on the right, and thanks to Porter, those visitors are now reading this from Fife:

During the period of roughly February 1992 to mid-1994, I was making frequent trips to Moscow, Russia, in the process of starting a software development joint-venture company with some people from the Russian scientific community... One evening, during a trip early in 1992, the American half of our venture were invited to V. & T.'s Moscow flat as we were about to return to the States...

As the evening wore on, T. developed a decidedly rough anti-American edge... The bottom line of the tirade she started against the United States went something like this:

"You Americans always like to think that you have the perfect government and your people are always so perfect. Well then, why haven't you had a woman president by now? You had a chance to vote for a woman vice president and you didn't do it... Well, I think you are going to be surprised when you get a black president very soon... What if I told you that you will have a black president very soon and he will be a Communist? ...

"Yes, it is true. This is not some idle talk. He is already born, and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now. You will be impressed to know that he has gone to the best schools of presidents. He is what you call 'Ivy League.' You don't believe me, but he is real and I even know his name. His name is Barack. His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa. That's right, a chocolate baby! And he's going to be your president."

She became more and more smug as she presented her stream of detailed knowledge and predictions so matter-of-factly -- as though all were foregone conclusions. "It's all been thought out. His father is not an American black, so he won't have that social slave stigma. He is intelligent and he is half white and has been raised from the cradle to be an atheist and a Communist. He's gone to the finest schools. He is being guided every step of the way and he will be irresistible to America."

We sat there not knowing what to say... She was full of little details about him that she was eager to relate. I thought that maybe she was trying to show off that this truly was a real person and not just hot air.

She rattled off a complete litany. He was from Hawaii. He went to school in California. He lived in Chicago. He was soon to be elected to the Legislature. "Have no doubt: he is one of us, a Soviet..."

Since I had dabbled in languages, I knew a smattering of Arabic. I made a comment: "If I remember correctly, 'Barack' comes from the Arabic word for 'Blessing.' That seems to be an odd name for an American." She replied quickly, "Yes. It is 'African,'" she insisted, "and he will be a blessing for world Communism. We will regain our strength and become the number one power in the world."

She continued with something to the effect that America was at the same time the great hope and the great obstacle for Communism. America would have to be converted to Communism, and Barack was going to pave the way.

So, what does this conversation from 1992 prove?

Well, it's definitely anecdotal. It doesn't prove that Obama has had Soviet Communist training nor that he was groomed to be the first black American president, but it does show one thing that I think is very important. It shows that Soviet Russian Communists knew of Barack from a very early date. It also shows that they truly believed among themselves that he was raised and groomed Communist to pave the way for their future. This report on Barack came personally to me from one of them long before America knew he existed.

I mean, there is just no way that this story can't be true, right? She knew where he went to college! And she knew, five years in advance, that he'd be elected to the Illinois legislature! And everyone knows Russians use the words "chocolate baby" all the time. Plus, Fife is really careful with his claims -- he acknowledges this doesn't prove Obama was trained by the Communists, just that it seems very, very likely. Also, there's just no way anyone would make something like this up, especially not 16 years after the event allegedly occurred.

Sean Hannity, call your office -- you have some digging to do.

(Hat-tip to Wonkette.)

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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