Monday, November 16, 2015

Barak Obama's Confession

Initially, when campaigning, Sen. Barak Obama downplayed his Muslim roots and sympathies.  

Since that time, he has become more outspoken for Islam, including short clips in which he indicates his Muslim roots, including paving the way for Iran to hasten its development of nuclear weapons    

In Statement Analysis, we have a principle known as "confession by pronoun."

It is a powerful tool which gets to the truth.  

1.  Every person has an internal, subjective personal dictionary.  

A person of average intelligence has an internal dictionary of about 25,000 words.  While speaking freely, the person will choose which of these words to use, where to place each word, and what verb tenses to use.  This speed of transmission takes place in less than a micro second.  When a person is deceptive, there is a slight disruption in this process, which causes internal stress,  picked up in the polygraph examination. 

At any time, a person is subject to interpretation.  In Statement Analysis, we do not interpret, we listen.  As an example, in law enforcement seminars, I ask detectives, 

"What do you think of when I say the word, "boy"?

Inevitably answers will have a range of up to 21 years: 

a.  One imagines a newborn male child
b.  Another thinks of a  7 year old Little Leaguer. 
c.  Still another thinks of his  21 year old son, soldier.  

Therefore, when the word "boy" is used, we allow the subject to interpret for us if the context does not. This allows for accuracy in our interviewing.  

2.  There are three exemptions to this principle: 

Time, articles and pronouns. 

Objective time on a clock:  if it is 10 minutes past Noon, it is 12:10PM for everyone.  

Articles:  "the, a and an" are instinctive.  "I saw a man carrying a gun.  The man told me to give him my money..."  If the articles are confused, deception is indicated:  "I saw the man with the gun and he said to me to give him the cash" is an indication of a scam as the word "a" is used to introduce and the word "the" comes after the introduction.

3.  Pronouns

Pronouns are so powerful that they get their own lessons in Statement Analysis.  

Pronouns are instinctive and can even pre-date speech as a child says "my", with hand gestures (often, opening and closing) and pronouns require no pre thought.  When someone is alone, he will not say "we"; when someone owns something, he will say "my" and so on.  

Example #1:   Rape

"We drove to the woods and he raped me.  Then, we drove here, I jumped out and called police."  

The word "we" indicates unity and cooperation.  In rape statements, the word "we" will not enter the language of a victim of a rape after the assault.  In every rape case I have been involved in, or others have in which this was indicated, the claim proved to be  false.  Confronting the alleged victim with this produced confession, including the above, "My father wouldn't allow me to go out with him and I was scared, so I..."

In analyzing some of the statements of Bill Cosby's accusers, I noted that once the assault took place, the word "we" disappeared from the language, indicating a change in the relationship between the writer and Cosby had taken place. 

When Bill Clinton was first running for office, Hilary was campaigning for him when the first "bimbo eruption" hit the news.  Hilary said,

"When the man I love, and the man respect is attacked, you bet I am going to speak out."

Years and countless accusations later, the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke.  Hilary again came to his defense:

"When the man you respect and the man you love is accused..."

Not only did she intuitively reverse "love" and "respect" but the  years of constant infidelity and humiliation ejected the pronoun "I" from her language.  

I was asked to work on a campaign to free convicted killer Dennis Dechaine, convicted of murdering 12 year old Sarah Cherry in the woods of Maine.  I agreed to analyze the transcripts where Dechaine spoke on his own behalf.  

He claimed to have never met the victim and that he was alone in the woods, lost.  

"I was standing admiring the deciduous trees when we were losing daylight, so I..."

I told his private investigator that he lied about being alone in the woods, and the jury got it right.  We also note here the body posture of "standing" (the victim would have been tied up, lying on the ground, according to the evidence) with body posture often an indication of an increase in tension at this point of the statement. 

Compare the two:

"My supervisor said for me to be at work on time."

"My supervisor stood and told me to be at work on time."

Not only does the second sentence change "said" to "told", which is more authoritative and 'one way', but he included the supervisor's body posture of "stood", in the language.  This is a decision in the brain to choose this word in less than a microsecond of time, which gives us great accuracy in analysis.  Deception interrupts this process. 

The pronoun "my" is something that we use millions of times, and for many, it predates speech.  We take ownership only of what we want or own. 

OJ Simpson said, "for those of you who believe in my guilt..."

In a $600,000 heist, police were baffled and although most of the money was recovered, it was kept in evidence, much to the chagrin of the company, who asked for my help.  I reviewed the police file, especially the statement of the employee who had been beaten and forced to give up the combination to the safe:

"They beat me over the head and were screaming at me to give them the combination to the safe.  Then we went into the warehouse where I was forced to give them..."

I said, "Your employee is in on it.  There is no way after a beating that the victim is going to use the word "we" to connect himself to the assailants.  He is part of the gang."

The employee was arrested and the money released.  

In Statement Analysis, confession by pronoun is common.  One study suggests that up to 70% of closed cold case files have "confession by pronoun" in the transcripts.  

When speaking at a presser on November 15th, after the Paris Islamic attack, Barak Hussein Obama said "on the one hand, non Muslims cannot stereotype but I also think the Muslim community has to think about how we make sure that children are not being infected with this infected notion that somehow they can kill innocent people and that that is justified by religion. "

As humans, we act upon what we believe.  Terrorists believe the Koranic calls for coercive conquest and act upon them, and Barak Obama acts upon what he believes. 

There is no inconsistency here. 


  1. "I'm not the strapping young Muslim Socialist I used to be..." Obama
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  2. "I'm not the strapping young Muslim Socialist I used to be..." Obama
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