I was going to write on Obama’s connection to ACORN when I came across something far more disturbing. I have decided to shelve that piece for now and write one on Kenyan’s Orange Party leader, Raila Odinga. What is the importance of this? I know I have wrote my last few blog entry’s on the political stories that are coming out in the news write now, but I thought people need to hear about something the media has spent a lot of time ignoring. While CNN international made the connection a while back, much of it has been buried until today. For those who subscribe to the Washington Times, they came across a story on page B4, Obama’s Kenya Ghosts. It is no surprise the Washington Times wouldn’t put this story on the first page, especially since it connects Barack Obama himself to Odinga, a man responsible for the deaths of over 1,500 Keyans. This isn’t something Obama can distance himself from, something he can’t claim he was too young to participate in, especially since he was campaigning for the man last year before the genocide begun…
You heard me right, during his six days in Kenya in August of last year, Barack Obama never left Odinga’s side. As this video shows (at about 6:40), you see “The One” himself giving speeches to Orange Party supporters and tribal leaders. Before we start discussing this relationship, I think we better back it up and give a little history on who Raila Odinga is, what he represents, and why he is so dangerous to not only Obama’s presidential hopes, but the United States of America itself. This is the story that will sink Barack’s political career, that is, if the MSM will ever report it.
Raila Odinga is a man obsessed with his own self importance as the son of Kenya’s first Vice-President, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, and because of it, he is determined to carve out his own destiny through violence and bloodshed. This story all starts in 1975 when he decided to enter politics, appointed to the position of Deputy Director of the Kenya Bureau of Standards. For a man like Odinga, this position wasn’t enough, he wanted more power. In August of 1982, a group of soldiers from the Kenyan Air Fore captured a radio station, the Voice of Kenya, and announced that they had overthrown the government. Hezekiah Ochuka, a Senior Private Grade-I, had the reigns of powers for about six hours, but ran to neighbouring Tanzania as Loyalist forces, led by the by the Army, the General Service Unit (GSU), and the regular police, forced him and his followers out. This bloody cue ended with the Kenyan Air Force being disbanded, Ochuka and eleven others being executed, and 900 others, including Odinga, being imprisoned. This wouldn’t be the end of his saga though, just the beginning.
By 1989, Odinga, after being rearrested for treason in relation to the 1982 cue, was released. he would again be imprisoned for this in 1990, but released again a year later. After his release, he ran to Norway, claiming that the government was trying to assassinate him. During his time out of Kenya, his father, Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga, would help establish the Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD), a party which he would led till his death. This would bring Odinga back to Kenya to take his place under his father’s lead as FORD’s Vice Chairman of the General Purposes Committee. When Odinga’s father died in 1994, he challenged Michael Wamalwa Kijana for the party’s leadership, which he lost. In all this confusion, Odinga made yet another move, joining National Development Party (NDP), finishing third in the Presidential election behind President Moi and the Democratic Party candidate. Shortly thereafter his party would merge with Moi’s Kenya African National Union (KANU) party and Odinga would be forced out as Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the former President Jomo Kenyatta, took power.
Even though things looked bleak, Odinga quickly joined the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which later merged with several smaller parties, including the National Alliance Party of Kenya (NAK), to form the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC). NARC took power in 2002, electing President Mwai Kibaki to lead Kenya. This alliance quickly broke down as NAK alienated LDP from government positions. Things got worse at Kibaki fired his entire cabinet in 2005, forcing Odinga to take his supporters to join the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), also known simply as the Orange Party. This alliance also didn’t last though, Odinga would once again fight for power, creating a division within the party which spawned the ODM-Kenya. Now as the leader of the original ODM, Odinga was ready to run for the Presidency, traveling the country to rally support. Among these supporters, the National Muslim Leaders Forum (NAMLEF), who were promised political favours for their support. With Kenya’s Muslim population on his side, Odinga also received a boost from Illinois Senator Barack Obama. This is where the story gets interesting…
This wasn’t the first time Obama had met Odinga, he had spent sometime with him when he visited in 2004, 2005 and 2006. This visit was to give the Presidential candidate a boost, even giving speeches on his behalf, something Obama denies, contrary to local news reports and footage. At this time, Odinga had already promised NAMLEF the recognition of “Islam as the only true religion,” Islamic leaders would have an “oversight role to monitor activities of ALL other religions”, 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 if there support got him elected. With Obama’s support, Odinga rallied voters from all over the country, speaking of “hope” and “change” (sounds familiar), except it wouldn’t be enough. Even with all this, come election time, the Orange Party lost by about two hundred thousand votes. What happened after would tear the country apart.
Depending on the source, it is claimed that Barack Obama himself suggested to Odinga to challenge the election results. He didn’t stop there, the Orange Party leader declared that the results were rigged, accusing President Kibaki of the fraud. Having lost by such a slim margin, his supporters were outraged, and wielding machetes, went on a brutal rampage across the country. Those who voted for Kibaki, mainly Christians and rival tribesmen, were chased into the streets by Muslim mobs and hacked to death. In one instance, fifty parishioners tried to seek refuge in the Assemblies of God church, only to have the violent mobs set it on fire, brutally killing any who tried to escape the blaze. The violence continued until a deal was brokered so that Odinga could share power with President Kibaki, granting him the title of Prime Minister of Kenya, a position held only once before by Jomo Kenyatta. This wasn’t the end of this story however…
As of last March, Obama was once again back in Kenya protesting against President Kibaki, trying to round up support for Odinga so that he could be the sole leader of Kenya. Whether or not Barack’s claims are true, I find it downright disturbing that he is trying to shatter the country’s peace and ignite religious and ethnic tensions once again to somehow get the Orange Party leader elected. In recent interviews, Odinga has discussed openly that it is their connection to the Luo tribe, the same tribe which Barack Obama Sr belonged to, that has brought these men together. I honestly couldn’t care less if they do share a common ethnic background, especially seeing that this tribalism has lead to widespread riots and bloodshed across Kenya. Destabilizing the country again would only bring further bloodshed, and the election of Odinga could only bring about more violence as radical Islam is forced onto the various tribes by the government. It is not only this, but if the Orange Party does finally take power, terrorist groups will have another base of operations within Africa as Odinga himself has stated that he will not support American efforts in the War on Terror if he does finally get elected, another promise which was made to his Muslim supporters.
I hope that the MSM will finally make an issue out of this with the American Presidential election coming to a close. I think it is important for voters to see that Barack Obama himself is directly linked to a brutal tyrant, and that his actions, in part, led to the genocide which cost the lives of 1,500 Kenyans. How can Americans trust this man to combat the country’s enemies when he continues to support one of them? This behaviour cannot be tolerated, especially in these troubled times when Russia is flexing its military might on former Soviet states and jihadist in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to kill American troops.
I disturbing pattern is emerging, first Bill Ayers, then Rashid Khalidi, and now Raila Odinga. I wonder who else we will find in Obama’s background. One thing’s for sure, this isn’t the type of man that should be allowed on the Presidential ticket, let alone in the White House.
UPDATE: When looking at the Islamic radicalism which Odinga’s Orange Party represents, let’s not forget about attacks on Americans like the bombing of the USS Cole, a tragedy which happened eight years ago today.
UPDATE: For those who didn’t know, Jerome Corsi, the author of Obama Nation, was arrested and thrown out of Kenya because he spoke out against Obama (a crime in that country it seems). It isn’t just that though, reports also have noted that Obama’s trips to Kenya were paid for by the tax payer, just with his “magical mystery tour” a while back.