Editor — ‘Obama Turns 9/11 Observance Over to al Qaeda Sympathizer’ by Kristinn Taylor of Free Republic first appeared there on August 24, 2009, and is reprinted here with permission.
Matthew Vadum, writing in today’s American Spectator, blows the cover off Barack Obama’s plans to hijack the observance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by turning it over to the radical leftist Lennox Yearwood of the politically well-connected Hip Hop Caucus.
This article is intended to fill in some big pieces of the picture about what this means. Such as Yearwood calling the war on al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to 9/11, “immoral” (Huffington Post, March 20, 2009) and the Air Force accusing the reservist (a 2nd Lt.) of being a threat to national security.
Yearwood is a Marxist who works closely with other leftist terrorist supporting groups including the ANSWER Coalition, and Code Pink.
Yearwood and his anti-American allies have been working to bring about America’s defeat in the war on terror. They have used the war to propagandize their broader leftist agenda. To that end, they have cynically allied themselves with Muslim terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism against America.
Obama’s White House is no stranger to this crowd. One of Obama’s top fundraisers and donors was Code Pink co-founder and Osama bin Laden sympathizer Jodie Evans. (The mainstream media steadfastly refused to investigate Obama’s ties to Evans during last year’s campaign.)
Vadum ends his article with this rhetorical observation: “At no time does anyone explain why this National Day of Service has to be held — of all the 365 days in a year — on Sept. 11.”
The answer is found in the anti-American, terrorist sympathizing ideology of Barack Obama and his leftist base. Turning the observation of 9/11 over to the anti-American left is akin to turning over the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to the Ku Klux Klan.
Yearwood has formed a group called Greening the Block whose policies echo the ‘no blood for oil’ mantra used by the anti-American left to undermine America’s effort to win the war on terror. Here’s a video from October 27, 2007 of Yearwood speaking at a ‘No War, No Warming’ rally led by Code Pink at the U.S. Capitol. Yearwood accuses the U.S. of waging war “to steal the oil from the Middle East” (isn’t that what bin Laden says?)
The annointing of Lennox Yearwood is a signal to our enemies that Obama sides with them and not America on September 11. Cloaking this in green propaganda and community service is a cynical ploy to undermine America on the home front. We’re a long way from the country we were on September 12, 2001. God help our troops on the battlefield.
More background on Lennox Yearwood:
Yearwood’s bio from his blog at the ACLU:
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. is the President of the Hip Hop Caucus. In 2004 he was the co-creator of the Vote Or Die! campaign with P. Diddy, and served as Russell Simmons’ Political and Grassroots Director. He was also the Executive Director of Hip Hop Voices a program of Voices for Working Families at AFL-CIO. Rev. Yearwood is a nationally recognized activist and community organizer, known in particular for organizing for justice in response to Hurricane Katrina and for his fierce opposition to the war in Iraq.
Yearwood is represented by the liberal Democrat front group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government (CREW). [Also see Discover the Networks]
Yearwood also serves on the board of Progressive Democrats of America: Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Elect a permanent, progressive majority in 2008. PDA’s advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Thom Hartmann, Jim Hightower, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. For more information, see: pdamerica.org. Jodie Evans is also a leader of PDA.
Yearwood is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War (he did not serve in Iraq). He was a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force Reserve.
In the face of political pressure, the Air Force backed down on kicking him out of the reserve for conduct “clearly inconsistent with the interest of national security.”