Of particular interest to the CIA after Obama's graduation from Columbia, was the connections of the El Rukns and Nation of Islam to the Muammar Qaddafi government in Libya, in addition to foreign connections of the Hispanic gang, the Latin Kings, also active in Chicago.In 1986, BIC was sold to The Economist Group in London and merged with the Economist Intelligence Unit.[BIC had maintained "Business International UK Ltd.," which, according to n internal CIA memorandum, subscribed to all the CIA's unclassified publications].However, the BIC International Roundtables appear to continue under various academic and foundation auspices, including at Obama's former guest law lecturing employer, the University of Chicago.WMR has uncovered CIA-archival documents that point to a link between Barack Obama's post-Columbia University CIA front employer, Business International Corporation (BIC), and his mother's two employers, the U. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Asian Development Bank.
In a book titled "The Strawberry Statement," James Kunen described Business International, as related by an unnamed 1968 SDS conference attendee, as leading an effort to finance SDS demonstrations in Chicago in the late 1960s.BIC is described in the book as "the left wing of the ruling class." Obama was inserted into the south side of Chicago at the same time the CIA, FBI, and other U. intelligence agencies were focused on the foreign connections of the El Rukn gang, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panthers.