Osama for Obama

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WASHINGTON – Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol, or IP address, a disposable credit card and a fake address, “Osama bin Laden” has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign.

The “Bin Laden” donations, actually made by WND staff, included a listed occupation of “deceased terror chief” and a stated employer of “al-Qaida.”

“Bin Laden” is currently set up on the official campaign website to contribute more to Obama’s campaign. The name is also registered as a volunteer.

Since the “foreign” contribution was sent, “Bin Laden’s” email address has received several solicitations from Obama’s campaign asking for more donations.

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The apparently foreign-based contributions were conducted as a test after a flurry of media reports described the ability of foreigners to donate to the Obama campaign but not to Mitt Romney’s site, which has placed safeguards against such efforts.

The acceptance of foreign contributions is strictly illegal under U.S. campaign finance law.

One $15 donation was made at BarackObama.com using a confirmed Pakistani IP address. In other words, as far as the campaign website was concerned, the donation was openly identified electronically as coming from Pakistan.

Upon clicking the “donate” button, WND staff selected the $15 amount and were taken to a page on the campaign website asking for a first and last name, city, state, zip code, email address and phone number.

The information submitted was: “Osama bin Laden, 911 Jihad Way, Abbottabad, CA 91101.”

While the website only has options for U.S. states and zip codes, there is no mechanism in place on Obama’s website to verify the individual is actually located in that state or zip code, or even in the U.S.

The Obama campaign refuses to release the identification of donors who give less than $200

In the case of this donation, the 91101 zip code is real but corresponds to Pasadena, Calif., and not Abbottabad, the Pakistani city in which bin Laden was found holed up in a compound.

For a requested phone number, WND inputted the White House information line of (202) 456-2121.

The email address used to set up the donation account was osama4obama2012@gmail.com.

After clicking “next,” the website asked for an employer, occupation and a password to set up future donations. WND staff entered the occupation as “deceased terror chief” and the employer as “al-Qaida.”

The transaction was made last Friday with the use of a disposable credit card. The website did not require the card’s security code.


Screenshot from BarackObama.com


Screenshot from BarackObama.com

The campaign website immediately accepted the contribution even though it was made from a Pakistani IP address and despite the nonexistent street name and city information.

An automated email was immediately sent from Rufus Gifford, national finance director of Obama for America, thanking “Osama” for the contribution. The email contained a note that said, “There may be a minor delay in the processing of your contribution as it will be subject to review.” However, “Osama bin Laden’s” foreign donation evidently passed the Obama campaign’s “review.”

As of today, the $15 was debited from the disposable card.

To test if the first donation was an oversight, a second donation of $5 was made the following day using the “Bin Laden” account and the same Pakistani IP address.

WND has received confirmation from the credit card company that the purchase went through and the $5 was deducted from the disposable card.

From the time of the first donation until today, the Obama campaign sent nine more emails to the bin Laden Gmail account soliciting more donations.

One email sent Saturday reads, “Thanks so much for your donation of $5.00. Please take 10% off your next purchase of $10 or more at our online store.”

Another, signed by Michelle Obama, was titled “Barack is getting outraised.”

“You’re one of the campaign’s most committed supporters,” Michelle Obama writes in the automated email to “bin Laden.”

“Please make a donation of $19 or whatever you can today.”

The donations from a Pakistani IP address are sure to raise further questions about the measures in place to block such donations.

Cleta Mitchell, a Republican campaign finance attorney, told WND there were many documented cases of illegal foreign contributions to the Obama campaign in 2008 that were “wholly ignored by the Federal Election Commission and the Obama Department of Justice.”

“I have been hearing the same stories from many sources during this campaign as well,” she said. “Every other campaign has safeguards against these illegal transactions – every campaign except the Obama campaign.”

Mitchell told WND it’s “abundantly clear that the Obama campaign is raising and accepting illegal contributions – and is being protected from investigation by his politicized Department of Justice.”

“It is high time that this was investigated and all illegal funds disgorged – and those responsible be prosecuted,” she asserted.

In 2008, WND reported two Palestinian brothers inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip donated $29,521.54 to Obama’s first presidential campaign. After the report, the campaign reportedly returned the donations.

Last week, the New York Post reported a British citizen, Chris Walker, was able to make two $5 donations through Obama’s campaign website, while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney online funds was rejected.

The Post noted how the Federal Election Commission posted data showing Obama’s campaign took in more than $2 million from donors who provided no ZIP code or incomplete ZIP codes.

Michael Czin, an Obama campaign spokesman, told the Post that FEC data was the result of “a minor technical error.”

“All the ZIP codes and numbers are real and can be verified,” Czin said.

However, if all zip codes are real, Czin has some explaining to do after the “Bin Laden” donation from a zip code based on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

The non-profit Government Accountability Institute recently released a report alleging Obama’s campaign had solicited foreigners for political donations through its social media websites.

As the Daily Caller reported, a statement accompanied the GAI’s report from former U.S. Attorney Ken Sukhia noting that 68 percent of traffic to BarackObama.com comes from foreign users, all of whom are redirected to a fundraising page operated by the president’s re-election campaign.

The GAI report further documented how Obama.com was registered in September 2008 to Robert Roche, an Obama campaign bundler living in Shanghai, China.

WND is preparing an affidavit for the Federal Elections Commission and the FBI on the illegal donation accepted by the Obama campaign.
 

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Christ HHD, don't you have anything better to do than post this drivel?
 

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Nothing new here. Obama got millions from Nigerian scammers in 2008, and no one in the mainstream media said a word.
 

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Christ HHD, don't you have anything better to do than post this drivel?
I guess he's frustrated because if you're in the right party you can completely ignore any election law and nobody from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC or the remaining newspapers feel any guilt about not reporting it.
 

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I guess he's frustrated because if you're in the right party you can completely ignore any election law and nobody from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC or the remaining newspapers feel any guilt about not reporting it.
No excuse for being a retard.
 

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I'll repost this from another thread...
 
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I wouldn't take the WND story as seriously of this sort of thing hadn't happened before.
 

Cunt Smasher

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You guys are so predictable, attack the source instead of addressing the issue. It's a fact there is shenanigans going on with the donations. There was in 08, and even more now. Why not attack the msm for not doing their job?
 

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I wouldn't take the WND story as seriously of this sort of thing hadn't happened before.
So you believe that WND is a more legit news source than KOS or HuffPo? You are a card carrying idiot for the wingnuts.

You guys are so predictable, attack the source instead of addressing the issue. It's a fact there is shenanigans going on with the donations. There was in 08, and even more now. Why not attack the msm for not doing their job?
You got this from any other source? I'll give you that MSNBC might be burying this devastating story, but I'm sure FOX News is all over it, right?
 

Cunt Smasher

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Try rereading the story, concentrate on who did what, see if it makes sense.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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OK let me ask you something.

#1 What laws were broken? Was the WND employee who conducted this experiment a Pakistani citizen? US citizens are allowed to donate to Presidential campaigns legally. If he falsified information, that isn't Obama's web gurus to track down. #2 - Is it illegal to accept donations from a foreign IP address? Heck there's no guarantee that the IP you are using doesn't route traffic through foreign servers when the load is high. #3 - WND used a US ZIP code. Why didn't they use a Pakistani postal code corresponding to Abbotabad? Probably because the website would have rejected the donation. #4 - As a control, did WND try to donate to Romney's campaign using the same method? Doesn't appear so.

I think there's a very good reason why none of the legitimate news sites have picked up on this. It's nonsense.
 

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I believe Obama's website does in fact not ask for the CCV code, while Romney's does. I don't think Gary Johnson's doesn't either though.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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I believe Obama's website does in fact not ask for the CCV code, while Romney's does. I don't think Gary Johnson's doesn't either though.
A CCV code just helps assure that you have the card in your possession. Most hotel reservation systems don't ask me for it, so I'm guessing it is not something required to process a CC transaction.
 

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I believe Obama's website does in fact not ask for the CCV code, while Romney's does. I don't think Gary Johnson's doesn't either though.
That's because Johnson doesn't really depend on CC donations... he gets most of his donations in more libertarian currencies... gold and barter.:action-sm

A CCV code just helps assure that you have the card in your possession. Most hotel reservation systems don't ask me for it, so I'm guessing it is not something required to process a CC transaction.
Hotels are different because most ask to see your card when you check in, but you're right in that it's probably not required (yet)... but I'm sure credit card companies are pushing for it.
 
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You guys are so predictable, attack the source instead of addressing the issue. It's a fact there is shenanigans going on with the donations. There was in 08, and even more now. Why not attack the msm for not doing their job?
So you believe that Bible Codes can predict elections?

Who will be Mayor of Nantucket this year according to the book of revelations?
 
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