Obama's Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11

Obama’s Pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Has a History of What Even Obama’s Campaign Aides Say Is ‘Inflammatory Rhetoric’

March 13, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama’s pastor says blacks should not sing “God Bless America” but “God damn America.”

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago’s south side, has a long history of what even Obama’s campaign aides concede is “inflammatory rhetoric,” including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own “terrorism.”

In a campaign appearance earlier this month, Sen. Obama said, “I don’t think my church is actually particularly controversial.” He said Rev. Wright “is like an old uncle who says things I don’t always agree with,” telling a Jewish group that everyone has someone like that in their family.

Rev. Wright married Obama and his wife Michelle, baptized their two daughters and is credited by Obama for the title of his book, “The Audacity of Hope.”

An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright’s sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans.

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.

Sen. Obama told the New York Times he was not at the church on the day of Rev. Wright’s 9/11 sermon. “The violence of 9/11 was inexcusable and without justification,” Obama said in a recent interview. “It sounds like he was trying to be provocative,” Obama told the paper.

Rev. Wright, who announced his retirement last month, has built a large and loyal following at his church with his mesmerizing sermons, mixing traditional spiritual content and his views on contemporary issues.

“I wouldn’t call it radical. I call it being black in America,” said one congregation member outside the church last Sunday.

“He has impacted the life of Barack Obama so much so that he wants to portray that feeling he got from Rev. Wright onto the country because we all need something positive,” said another member of the congregation.

Rev. Wright, who declined to be interviewed by ABC News, is considered one of the country’s 10 most influential black pastors, according to members of the Obama campaign.

Obama has praised at least one aspect of Rev. Wright’s approach, referring to his “social gospel” and his focus on Africa,” and I agree with him on that.”

Sen. Obama declined to comment on Rev. Wright’s denunciations of the United States, but a campaign religious adviser, Shaun Casey, appearing on “Good Morning America” Thursday, said Obama “had repudiated” those comments.

In a statement to ABCNews.com, Obama’s press spokesman Bill Burton said, “Sen. Obama has said repeatedly that personal attacks such as this have no place in this campaign or our politics, whether they’re offered from a platform at a rally or the pulpit of a church. Sen. Obama does not think of the pastor of his church in political terms. Like a member of his family, there are things he says with which Sen. Obama deeply disagrees. But now that he is retired, that doesn’t detract from Sen. Obama’s affection for Rev. Wright or his appreciation for the good works he has done.”

Yeah, but was 9/11 "blowback" "LIHOP" or "MIHOP"?


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the truth is ill-heard ..

.. was 9-11 "blowback","LIHOP" or "MIHOP" ?
I think it was all three and that the people who "LIHOP" realise their "mistake"
and are getting ready to "punish" the "MIHOP"- gang .
"Listen carefully now : DO NOT DESTROY OIL-WELLS" Dubya

If you LIHOP, you've

If you LIHOP, you've MIHOP

no difference



Yes. The terms lihop and mihop are ridiculous oversimplifications of reality. 9/11 was both made and allowed to happen, not one or the other. The planes were allowed to hit their targets. The war games that in effect caused a stand-down were made to happen. The attack involved both "make it happen" and "allow it to happen" coordination.

The terms are so vauge as to be completely useless. Talking in Orwellian pseudo-slogans like MIHOP and LIHOP are extremely beneficial to the cover-up, because the focus should be on the facts--not opinions about what happened with straw-men.

MIHOP/LIHOP is a cartoon version of reality where only MADE and LET can happen but not BOTH at the same time to varying degrees--a False Dichotomy.


"The informal fallacy of false dilemma involves a situation in which two alternative statements are held to be the only possible options, when in reality there exists one or more other options which have not been considered. The concept is also known as false choice, false dichotomy, falsified dilemma, fallacy of the excluded middle, black and white thinking, false correlative, either/or fallacy, and bifurcation."
Arabesque: 911 Truth

"The planes were allowed to hit their targets."

LOL, talk about 'straw men'.

I don't think you get what Colombo's getting at here, and/or besides your take on the LIHOP/MIHOP rhetoric. I believe, and Colombo can correct me if I'm wrong, that Colombo's wondering if the Preacher man's a Limited Hang-out Proponent (Blowback or LIHOP) or has he taken the very short baby step up & realized not one aspect of 9/11 that involved 'hijacked' aircraft wasn't under the complete control of the true 9/11 perps (MIHOP).

Everything was planned

not everything went according to plan . . . one of the big towers didn't burn like they wanted so they had to bring it down a little early and it appears that building 7 came down late because the news services reported it had collapsed before the event.

the chaos in iraq was all planned

if you believe that the views that Alex Jones expresses are extreme (he is a human and makes mistakes), then you haven't yet grasped the enormity of the deception.

for example:

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most powerful and eloquent champion of the poor and oppressed in US history, and at the height of his fame in the mid-sixties seemed to offer the real possibility of a new and radical beginning for liberal politics in the USA. In 1968, he was assassinated; the movement for social and economic change has never recovered.

The conviction of James Earl Ray for his murder has never looked even remotely safe, and when William Pepper began to investigate the case it was the start of a twenty-five year campaign for justice. At a civil trial in 1999, supported by the King family, seventy witnesses under oath set out the details of the conspiracy Pepper had unearthed: the jury took just one hour to find that Ray was not responsible for the assassination, that a wide-ranging conspiracy existed, and that government agents were involved.

An Act of State lays out the extraordinary facts of the King story—of the huge groundswell of optimism engendered by his charismatic radicalism, of how plans for his execution were laid at the very heart of government and the military, of the disinformation and media cover-ups that followed every attempt to search out the truth. As shocking as it is tragic, An Act of State remains the most compelling and authoritative account of how King's challenge to the US establishment led inexorably to his murder.

Is Dr. Wright ready to see

that "the chickens didn't come home to roost" but that the "foxes are in control of the hen house"?

Hmmm...(that gives me an idea...)

***sly grin***

Stay tuned.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Brian Ross

The CIA can always depend on that guy to "report" the "news". ;-)


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