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Old 10-10-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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YouTube - Barack Obama and Raila Odinga -- Did the Illinois senator violate the Logan Act in campaigning for his "ethnic cleansing" cousin's bid for the Kenyan presidency?
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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"Now that Obama has acknowledged having had Kenyan citizenship, it's time to take another serious look at his recent campaign activities on behalf of Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga, a Muslim sympathizer and leader of the socialist Orange Democratic Movement.

We review the Obama-Odinga campaign collaboration with this central question in mind: As a former Kenyan citizen, does Obama's open involvement in Kenyan presidential politics raise troubling questions about his loyalties? Apparently Obama traveled to Kenya on official business as a US Senator; the trip was funded by US taxpayers. Odinga's policy positions were against stated US interests.

Odinga, running on the slogan "Agent of Change," lost the race for President of Kenya in December 2007 and thereafter led a campaign of widespread ethnic warfare in protest of his loss.

In August 2007, Odinga had signed an agreement with Islamic extremists to institute Islamic Law should he be elected President of Kenya, and he vowed to end cooperation with the United States in the war against terror. WHY did OBAMA actively campaign for him?"

And this:

Senator Barack Obama in Kenya > Obama and Odinga: The True Story « African Press International (API) (http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/senator-barack-obama-in-kenya-obama-and-odinga-the-true-story/ - broken link)
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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If true, this is a serious issue that needs investigating.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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"Now that Obama has acknowledged having had Kenyan citizenship, it's time to take another serious look at his recent campaign activities on behalf of Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga, a Muslim sympathizer and leader of the socialist Orange Democratic Movement.

We review the Obama-Odinga campaign collaboration with this central question in mind: As a former Kenyan citizen, does Obama's open involvement in Kenyan presidential politics raise troubling questions about his loyalties? Apparently Obama traveled to Kenya on official business as a US Senator; the trip was funded by US taxpayers. Odinga's policy positions were against stated US interests.

Odinga, running on the slogan "Agent of Change," lost the race for President of Kenya in December 2007 and thereafter led a campaign of widespread ethnic warfare in protest of his loss.

In August 2007, Odinga had signed an agreement with Islamic extremists to institute Islamic Law should he be elected President of Kenya, and he vowed to end cooperation with the United States in the war against terror. WHY did OBAMA actively campaign for him?"

And this:

Senator Barack Obama in Kenya > Obama and Odinga: The True Story « African Press International (API) (http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/senator-barack-obama-in-kenya-obama-and-odinga-the-true-story/ - broken link)

Rightwingers...gotta love em.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:13 PM
 
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Rightwingers...gotta love em.

I didn't know the African Press International (API) was a right wing source..

What about the youtube vid I posted... You probably just won't accept that in your little reality...
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:13 PM
 
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FOXNews.com - Senator Obama Tours Infamous Slum on Kenya Trip - U.S. Senate

You mean this trip, right?

NAIROBI, Kenya — Sen. Barack Obama visited one of the world's worst slums Sunday, where he told residents he wants everyone in America to know about their plight and promised to push the U.S. and Kenyan government to help.
About a third of Nairobi's total population, at least 700,000 people, are crammed into a single square mile in the slum of Kibera, with little access to running water and other basic services.
"I love all of you, my brothers — all of you, my sisters" Obama told a crowd in Kibera. "I want to make sure everybody in American knows Kibera. That's why we have all the news crews."
The Illinois Democrat arrived in Kenya Thursday for his first visit to his father's homeland since taking office.
On Sunday, he visited a program to start small businesses, and also stopped by an AIDS prevention program in Kibera. The program is affiliated with the University of North Carolina and he met with students who are part of local abstinence campaigns. The group, called Carolina for Kibera, estimates one in five of the slum's population is HIV positive.


AIDS prevention has been a theme of Obama's visit. On Saturday, he and his wife, Michelle, underwent public HIV tests at a hospital in Kenyan city of Kisumu in an effort to reduce the public stigma associated with HIV testing.
"Everybody in Kibera needs the same opportunities to go to school, to start businesses, to have enough to eat, to have decent clothes," Obama said over a megaphone as hundreds of cheering people surrounded him.

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The Standard | Online Edition :: Kibaki, Raila miss the Nobel Peace Prize (http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143996755&cid=4 - broken link)


If Raila Odinga was as diabolically evil as the original poster would have you think then PLEASE riddle my why he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?

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Old 10-10-2008, 11:16 PM
 
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I'm almost starting to feel sorry for the desperate right-wingers in the last breaths of McCain's failing campaign.

I don't get it. Do you think anybody (except for right-wing nuts) cares about this "scary" Nobel Peace Prize nominee?
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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Actually, it was the opposition candidate, not the sitting Kenyan president. More info...

Obama allowed himself to be used as a violence-inducing propaganda puppet in Kenya before their election.

When Senator Obama visited Kenya in August of 2006, the perception was that Obama supported Raila Odinga against sitting President Kibaki. Both Obama and Odinga are Luo (tribe) and their fathers were friends in Kenya. Obama wrote about that in Dreams from my Father.

Given that, Obama should have been aware that his intrusion into Kenyan politics/government would be perceived as pro-Luo and pro-opposition.

"...his most unrelenting critique was of Kenya. He took the government to task for violating freedom of the press, lectured its citizens on the folly of tribalism and slammed government corruption in a nationally televised speech: "While corruption is a problem we all share, here in Kenya it is a crisis."
Prominent visitors have criticized Kenyan corruption before. But hearing the message from Obama was different. For he was seen not only as a fellow Kenyan standing up to power, but also as a Luo standing up to a Kikuyo--the dominant ethnic group to which President Mwai Kibaki belongs and against which Luo resentment runs deep. And worse, in the government's eyes, at least, he was seen as siding with the opposition--in particular with Raila Odinga, a powerful kingmaker and Luo whose Orange Democratic Movement has been a painful thorn in Kibaki's side. "It is very clear that the senator has been used as a puppet to perpetuate opposition politics," sniffed Kibaki spokesperson Alfred Mutua."
Walking the World Stage | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com

And the Chicago Sun-Times...

"Appears with candidate

Obama appeared with opposition leader Raila Odinga -- a Luo running for president -- at stops on Saturday in his father's native district.
Mutua, in the CBS2 interview, said Obama may have been caught up in ethnic politics with Odinga "using Sen. Obama as his stooge, as his puppet.''
Senator rebukes Kenya's corruption :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Obama in Africa

Obama's intervention, given the fact that he was not a neutral interloper and was representing the United States, was very ill-advised.

The brutal ethnic cleansing after the highly contentious election was horrific.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/world/africa/31kenya.html

In this video, the pro-opposition mob is chanting No Raila - No Peace.

YouTube - Kisumu erupts after Naivasha killings - Jan 28, '08


Obama should have butted out, he had no business interfering in Kenyan government/politics. But interfere he did and it ended badly, so Condi Rice and the State Department had to clean up Obama's foreign relations mess. Rice had to broker a deal that shared power between Kibaki and Odinga to stop the violence and ethnic cleansing after Obama interfered in Kenya's election and criticized Kenya's ruling government. The deal came complete with the threat of U.S. sanctions against anyone who stood in the way of a power-sharing deal.
Rice: Kenya deal will boost U.S. ties - Africa - MSNBC.com
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:34 PM
 
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Irrelevant. Still voting for Obama. In fact, at this point I would vote for a dog turd over McCain and Palin. Just sayin'...
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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Just kill me now, please.
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