Obama's Cousin, Raila Odinga:
Terror and Ethnic Cleansing in Kenya
Obama Actively Campaigned for Odinga
Obama's efforts to influence the election in Kenya has been relatively under-reported by the media in America. Specifically, Obama has lent his good name and fortune to the candidacy of Raila Odinga.
On one level this support is not surprising, as Obama made clear in his Dreams From My Father that he considered himself some sort of quasi-citizen of Africa--especially Kenya, his ancestral home.
And it should be noted that while Obama never really knew his father, he does know Odinga. And Odinga claims, rather credibly--but without written proof--that he is a relative of Obama. Both are from the Luo tribe of Kenya.
"Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he is a cousin of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Mr Odinga told the BBC's The World Today that Senator Obama's father was his maternal uncle."
Obama apparently denies the relationship. But that has not prevented him from supporting Raila Odinga.
ALSO at DBKP: Obama, Cousin Raila Odinga: Obama’s Foreign Policy Experience
Obama And Odinga
Obama has contributed about $950,000 to the Odinga campaign.
These monies were reported to have come from "The Friends Of Senator BO:
[Link to ODM document.]
World Net Daily reports: "According to several highly credible ex-ODM sources WND interviewed in Kenya, the $950,000 raised for Odinga's campaign came from a series of private meetings arranged for Odinga by Mark Lippert, a foreign policy adviser in Obama's U.S. Senate office. The meetings with top-dollar Obama fundraisers and donors took place during Odinga's 2006 trip to the U.S."
Obama was by no means the only recognizable figure on the list.
Dick Morris is there. So is Omar Khaddafi.
And although the list of donors on the internal document--purportedly issued as a memorandum by Orange Democratic Movement, Odinga's party--appears true, it has some oddities. Like, who is Spectre International and Associates?
Nevertheless the document is generally thought to be true, and it does follow a series of leaks of internal Orange Documents by certain former staffers.
So who is Odinga?
Well, that is troubling. Because this is a very unpleasant man.
He was jailed in 1982 in a failed coup. Although he is said not to be a Muslim he was initially set up in the Kenyan oil business by Khadaffi; he parlayed that into a lot of influence and money.
The Saudis were particularly helpful in advancing his "career". He also developed a lot of ties with the radical Muslim community, an alliance--allegedly brokered by the Saudis--that he hid from his own political party and its members. And for good reason: Odinga's election goal appears to have been to effectuate a Muslim coup of the government, although Muslims make up only 10% of this Christian nation.
According to Voice of America and the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, on 8/29/07, Odinga signed a secret agreement (exposed 11/27) with Sheikh Abdullah Abdi of the National Muslim Leaders Forum (NAMLEF) in which he agreed to institute Islamic law in exchange for Abdi’s support (eakenya.org)–thereby potentially disenfranchising and curtailing the liberties of millions of Christian Kenyan women. Further, he promised that Muslims suspected of terrorism would be safe from extradition—thereby establishing a ‘safe haven’ for terrorists in Kenya.
After the public outcry, Odinga denied signing a secret agreement. Angry at Odinga’s apparent repudiation, a member of NAMLEF subsequently released the agreement to the press. Odinga then claimed the document was a forgery, but acknowledged a secret agreement had been signed in exchange for Muslim support. Finally, under constant pressure, Odinga released what he claimed was the actual document (“Real” MOU) a considerably watered down version of the original; but still anathema to many Christian groups. “In response to the revelations, The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya released a statement in which church leaders said Raila, in both MOUs, ‘comes across as a presumptive Muslim president bent on forcing Islamic law, religion and culture down the throats of the Kenyan people in total disregard of the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of worship and equal protection of the law’” (“Concerns Raised Over Alleged Vow To Enforce Islamic Law in Kenya” Christian Post 12/18/2007) To many westerners, the idea of imposing Sharia in a predominantly Christian country may have seemed fanciful. However, Kenya has had Sharia courts for family law (not criminal law)—called Khadi courts—since 1963.
Many liberals here in America doubt this memo exists--despite Odinga's initial lies and subsequent admission. But, the liberal analysis seems weak and strained. They argue that it would violate the Constitution. A rather stupid argument when the Memo itself calls for the repudiation of the Constitution. I mean, it is not like Odinga ever gave a rat's ass about legalisms in the past. For instance the document (https://secure.wikileaks.org/leak/MOU_between_Ralia_Odinga_and_Muslims.pdf) provides:
b) Within 6 months re-write the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions.
c) With immediate effect dismiss the Commissioner of Police who has allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists to oppress the Kenyan Muslim community.
g) Within one year facilitate the establishment of a Shariah court in every Kenyan divisional headquarters.
But Odinga lost the election.
Initially it was credibly reported that Odinga lost by fraud perpetrated by the incumbent, a not particularly strong candidate because of his promise not to run again. (Has a candidate ever kept that promise?).
But then the government persisted in its allegation that Christians had been disenfranchised from certain voting districts. And while we will likely never know who was the winner of the election, we know who the losers were: Kenya, free speech, Christians and members of tribes other than the Luo and their allies.
As Market Watch reported:
For a few days both Nairobi and Kisumu were literally ablaze. Candidates who escaped the violence and who chose to run on parties other than the party Oginga was running on had to publicly step down when Oginga attended their rallies and publicly asked them to step down and support his party.
But that hardly touched upon the horror unleashed upon anyone identified as Christian.
In an aftermath government report, it was learned that many Odinga supporters had stocked up on machetes, gasoline, and other weapons commencing months before the election. They did not hesitate to use them.
While some surmise that the Muslim/Luo riots were a response to election tampering, the stockpiling of weapons supports the supposition that the attacks were planned all along, even if Odinga won. It was to be a Muslim assault on Kenyan society, with large elements of tribal infighting.
Allies of convenience.
Under any circumstances the rioters had all of the characteristics of Muslim expansionists that the world has seen so often in the past 30 years. Christians were pulled out of their cars and killed if they were of the wrong religion. Their homes and businesses were burned. Young girls were gang-raped in front of their parents and siblings. Men were 'circumcised' with machetes while captive crowds were forced to watch. Limbs were hacked off, both men and women were sexually mutilated in the streets and left to die.
It is estimated 1,500 died. The result was the exodus of 150,000 people from their homes. An attempt to purify Muslim/Luo areas and establish control.
The Mainstream Media still pretends this had nothing to do with religion.
Odinga is a pig.
As for Obama, we found an excellent summary by Zimbio on Free Republic.
It would be difficult to improve upon.
Clearly, Obama campaigned for someone who is corrupt, ruthless and has financial ties to terrorists.
More importantly, Obama campaigned for a candidate who had the stated objective of dismantling US & Kenyan government efforts to root out Al Queda and other terrorist organizations--organizations that had already caused the deaths of hundreds of Americans and Africans in embassy bombings.
Senator Obama’s actions—intentional or not—were in direct conflict with the efforts and interests of US national security.
I think this raises serious questions about the judgment, maturity and readiness of Senator Obama.