Friday, October 17, 2008

Obama and Cousin Raila Odinga: Obama's Odinga Problem

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Raila Odinga:
"No Raila, No Peace"
Obama Campaigned for Cousin

Obama Foreign Policy Advisor, "Friends of Obama":
Gave Nearly $1 Million to Odinga

Odinga Supporters Burned Christians Alive in Kenya

Barack Obama has an Odinga problem, and it could be his Achille's heel, proving that Obama's only foreign policy achievement to date resulted in massive Muslim-led ethnic cleansing that murdered hundreds of Christians in Western Kenya in the post-election violence of his cousin Raila Odinga's failed 2007 bid for the Kenyan presidency.

Raila Odinga is the current Prime Minister of Kenya, and Barack Obama's first cousin.
Odinga's mother was the sister of Barak Obama, Sr, who was also a member of Odinga's Luo (or Jalou) tribe.

Odinga's father was the late Kenyan politician Jaramogi Odinga Oginga, and he, Barak Obama Sr, and Raila Odinga both attended the same Maseno high school in Western Kenya.

Kenyan Government: Obama an "Odinga Stooge"

Barack Obama campaigned extensively for Odinga in late 2006 while visiting Kenya on US taxpayer funded trips, and was even denounced by the sitting government as an "Odinga stooge".

Odinga was never elected Prime Minister, rather he ran as a member of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), and lost a close election to the incumbent President Mwai Kibaki by 250,000 votes.

This loss and the Odinga campaigns subsequent accusations of election fraud sparked horrible violence and ethnic cleansing between Odinga's Muslim Luo Tribe (13% of the Kenyan population) and Kibaki's Kikuyu (20 percent of Kenya's population) tribe, who vowed that without Odinga's election, there would be no peace, or "No Raila, No Peace".

The violence culminated in early January, when less than 24 hours after President Kibaki was sworn in, more than 50 Christians were burned alive in the Kenya Assemblies of God Pentecostal church in the western Kenyan town of Eldoret by orange clad ODM (Odinga) mobs, who attempted to shoot any who fled the burning church with arrows.

These pro-Odinga ODM forces referred to themselves as the Taliban, according to many sources, including John Kerry aide Alexandra Polier.

By the end of January, the disputed election directly caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people and the displacement of almost 600,000 more.

In an effort to quell the violence, an agreement was negotiated by Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annon in February 2008 where Kibaki would remain president and Odinga would be awarded the office of Prime Minister, only the second Kenya had ever had, and their cabinet would be staffed equally by both Odinga and Kibaki supporters.

After his appointment as prime minister, the press revealed a contract signed in August 2007 between Odinga and National Muslim Leaders Forum agreeing to several shocking concessions to Islam:

"Mr. Odinga had the backing of Kenya's Muslim community heading into the election. For months he denied any ties to Muslim leaders, but fell silent when Sheik Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, appeared on Kenya television displaying a memorandum of understanding signed on Aug. 29, 2007, by Mr. Odinga and the Muslim leader….The details of the MOU were shocking. In return for Muslim backing, Mr. Odinga promised to impose a number of measures favored by Muslims if he were elected president. Among these were recognition of "Islam as the only true religion," Islamic leaders would have an "oversight role to monitor activities of ALL other religions [emphasis in original]," installation of Shariah courts in every jurisdiction, a ban on Christian preaching, replacement of the police commissioner who "allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists," adoption of a women's dress code, and bans on alcohol and pork.

It was recently revealed by the head of Odinga's campaign finance accounting section, Shakeel Shabbir that, that Raila Odinga and his Orange Democratic Movement had accepted almost a million US dollars (66 million Kenyan shillings) from a bundler who was also Barack Obama's foreign policy advisor, Mark Lippert, and the "Friends of Barack Obama" political action committee, registered in Illinois from 1995-2005.

Shabbirthat also revealed a shocking series of emails that purported Barack Obama was may have directly advised Odinga during the Muslim on Christian post-election violence in Kenya.

Barack Obama's participation in his cousin Raila Odinga's campaign has been widely reported in the European press, but uniformly ignored domestically, perhaps because Barack Obama is not just vulnerable on foreign policy, it is his Achille's heel.

His greatest foreign policy achievement to date resulted in the Muslim-led ethnic cleansing and massacre of hundreds of Christians.

by dossier
images: acc2sources; moonbattery

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