SPECIAL REPORT. Stanley Dunham's CIA shell company in Hawaii: a furniture store
By Wayne Madsen
WMR has learned from a reliable source that Stanley Dunham, Barack Obama's grandfather, did not work as a manager at a furniture store in Honolulu after moving there from Seattle but had non-official CIA cover status with the "furniture store," which was actually a CIA shell company cover.
Dunham officially worked as a manager for Pratt furniture store in Honolulu seeking a better furniture store opportunity after working at Doces Majestic Furniture Company and Standard-Grunbaum Furniture store in Seattle. Previously, Dunham had worked at J.G. Paris furniture store in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
However, there are no records that Pratt Furniture was an actual legitimate retail outlet in Honolulu. Dunham's wife, Madelyn Dunham, who Barack Obama called "Toot," handled escrow accounts for CIA operations at the Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu while Stanley Dunham was involved in the CIA's Airlift Africa project that saw Barack Obama, Sr. brought to the University of Hawaii and the CIA-linked East-West Center to be "sheep dipped" by the CIA into future service. Mr. Dunham welcomed Barack Obama, Sr. on his arrival at Honolulu International Airport in 1960.
On August 19, 2010, WMR reported: "What is officially known about Stanley Armour Dunham is that he served with the 9th Air Force in Britain and France prior to and after the D-Day invasion. After the war, Dunham and his wife, Madelyn and his daughter Stanley Ann — Obama's mother — moved to Berkeley, California; El Dorado, Kansas; Seattle; and Honolulu. Armour Dunham is said to have worked for a series of furniture stores."
There is a "Pratt's" in Kailua Kona on the island of Hawaii that sells furniture and kitchenware but the store listed as Dunham's employer is "Pratt Furniture Company" in Honolulu. There is a Pratt Furniture store in Pratt, Kansas. Dunham lived in Wichita, Kansas before shipping out to Europe in World War II. Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was born in Wichita in 1942. Madelyn Dunham worked at a Boeing B-29 plant in Wichita while her husband was in Europe. Pratt Furniture in Pratt, Kansas is not a chain and did not have a branch in Honolulu. However, Pratt lies about 75 miles due west of Wichita on U.S. Highway 54.
The CIA has a history of using retail store front operations as cover. The CIA and National Security Agency once operated a super-secret Special Collection Service (SCS) facility out of a strip mall in College Park, Maryland. The two spy agencies operated in the back of a restaurant and dry-cleaning store. The stores operated as legitimate retail operations with the secret operations being carried out in the back rooms. For many years a furniture store in Arlington, Virginia has operated with the popular suspicion that it, too, is a front operation for the CIA.
WMR also previously reported: "The photograph of Armour Dunham with Barack Obama, Sr., indicates that the 'furniture salesman' in Hawaii was, in fact, working with a CIA-funded project to rapidly educate aspiring politicians to serve in post-independence African governments to counter Soviet- and Chinese-backed political leaders in the region. There is a strong reason to believe that Armour Dunham worked in the 1950s for the CIA in the Middle East. An FBI file on Armour Dunham existed but the bureau claimed it destroyed the file on May 1, 1997. Considering the sour relations between the FBI and CIA during the Cold War, it is likely that Armour Dunham was being monitored by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the same manner as a number of other CIA officials and agents were being surveilled. Similarly, the pre-1968 passport records of Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, were destroyed by the State Department."
There is another possible reason for the FBI to have maintained a file on Dunham. In the years in which "Ozzie and Harriett" and the "Cleavers" represented the typical American family on television, Ann Dunham's marriage to a black African when she was 17 may have resulted in a report being filed by the FBI from Honolulu. Although Hawaii was much more tolerant of mixed race marriages in the early 1960s then the mainland, Hoover frowned on such marriages, especially involving the daughter of a CIA operative who was attending Russian-language class at the University of Hawaii and where she allegedly first met her first husband, Barack Obama, Sr. Mr. Dunham's FBI file may have grown a bit larger after his daughter moved with Barack Obama. Jr. to Jakarta and where young Barry Soetoro was raised by a transsexual nanny named "Turdi."
Hoover, himself a homosexual, was keen on identifying and keeping files on any other homosexuals connected in any way to the government, especially the CIA, with which he had a fractured and testy relationship. Turdi tended to Barry by day and frolicked at night with a dance group called the "Fantastic Dolls." Obama lived with his step-father, Lolo Soetoro, and mother in the Menteng-Dalam district of Jakarta from 1967 to 1971. There is a strong reason to believe that Obama's mother sent her son back to live with her parents in Honolulu because of a physically-abusive behavior by Obama's step-father.
From WMR's August 19 report: "Obama maintains that his mother and father first met in a Russian-language class at the University of Hawaii in 1960. However, a photograph has emerged of Stanley Armour welcoming Barack Obama, Sr., complete with traditional Hawaiian welcoming leis, from Kenya. Obama, Sr. was the only Kenyan student airlifted to Hawaii as part of the CIA-inspired Airlift Africa project that saw Obama and 279 other students from British eastern and southern African colonies brought to the United States for college degrees prior to their homelands gaining independence from Britain. The students were selected by Kenyan nationalist leader Tom Mboya who would later conduct surveillance for the CIA at pan-African nationalist meetings."
Stanley Dunham (third from right) welcomes Barack Obama, Sr. (fourth from right) to Honolulu.
WMR has learned that unlike the 2008 campaign, a wealth of negative information on Obama's past will soon surface that will dissuade him from seeking another term. In the re-trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, scheduled to begin on April 20, 2011, new information on Obama's relationship with jailed political campaign funder and businessman Tony Rezko will reportedly be made available. Meanwhile, a team of ex-CIA agents continues to scour through files around the world in search of documents on Obama and his family.
Madsen is a regular contributor on Russia Today. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows. He has been invited to testifty as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government.
As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation.
Madsen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Association for Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the National Press Club. He is a regular contributor to Opinion Maker.