Obama And Machete Politics
Sen. Barack Obama’s Strange Friendship With His Cousin Raila Odinga,
The Marxist Kenyan Prime Minister
The Marxist Kenyan Prime Minister
October 27, 2008 – Sen. Barack Obama campaigned on Marxist Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s behalf in Kenya in 2006 and, with the help of the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, raised nearly $1 million for Odinga’s campaign. When Odinga lost his presidential election, he refused to accept the results and incited riots resulting in thousands being macheted to death or burned alive in their churches.
A video shows Obama with Odinga at an HIV event – and it shows the aftermath of Odinga’s rioters destroying lives and property after the election loss.
Obama traveled throughout Kenya with Odinga and spoke on his behalf at numerous rallies, according to The Washington Times. During his speeches, Obama criticized Odinga’s opponent, President Mwai Kibaki. According to Obama: “The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials.” Obama took trips to Kenya at taxpayer expense in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
His trip in 2006 was also designed to help Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement strategize how to defeat Kibaki. Obama was supposedly in Kenya on a HIV fact-finding trip as part of his official duties as a U.S. Senator. The American taxpayer footed the bill.
The Odinga-inspired rioting resulted in more than 1,000 people killed by machetes, shootings, or having the homes burned to the ground. At least 800 Christian churches were damaged from rampaging, machete-wielding Odinga supporters.
In one grisly killing spree, 50 Assembly of God members were locked in their church before it was set ablaze by Odinga supporters. Those fleeing were hacked to death by machetes.
Like Father, Like Son
Raila Odinga is a committed Marxist who was educated in East Germany and named one of his sons “Fidel” after Fidel Castro. Odinga’s father, Oginga, served as Vice President of Kenya under Jomo Kenyatta’s presidency in the 1960s. Kenyatta formerly ran the Mau Mau, a terrorist group that ravaged that nation in the 1950s and killed countless white farmers. (Barack Obama, Sr. also served in the Kenyatta administration before he died in an alcohol-induced car crash in 1982. Obama, Sr. was a self-identified socialist.)
Time magazine in 1965 characterized Oginga Odinga as “openly attempting to turn the new nation toward Communism.”
His son, Raila Odinga ran for the presidency of Kenya in 2007 against rival Mwai Kibaki. He lost the election by at least 230,000 votes. In a strategy already worked out in advance, he then claimed voter fraud and incited riots that eventually took the lives of more than 1,000 people and displaced as many as 600,000 citizens.
Obama Campaigns For Odinga
Barack Obama was deeply involved in campaigning for Odinga and even appointed a member of his Senate staff to stay in touch with the Odinga campaign. Emails from Obama to Odinga were obtained by author Jerome Corsi, through an anonymous source within the Orange Democratic Movement political party. They reveal that Obama had appointed Mark Lippert to be his contact with the Odinga campaign.
As noted above, a strategy was already in place to claim voter fraud. Jerome Corsi noted that this plan involved fomenting ethnic tensions and violence “as a last resort.” One element of the plan was to create tribal animosity between Odinga’s Luo tribe and the Kikuyu tribe of Mwai Kibaki.
During his campaign for the presidency, Odinga reached an agreement with the minority population of Muslims to establish Shariah Law in that nation if elected president.
Eventually, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan worked out a power-sharing deal with Kibaki and Odinga. He now serves as Prime Minister of Kenya.
“If Corsi’s information is correct, it is possible that Obama and Lippert broke federal law. No congressional aide should be placed at the disposal of a foreign individual campaigning for office overseas,” said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty.
In addition to Odinga, presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has had an odd assortment of friends over the years since he has been involved in politics. Among those are Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, unrepentant domestic terrorists; Rashid Khalidi, a former advisor to Palestinian terrorist Yasir Arafat, anti-white, America-hater, adulterer Pastor Jeremiah Wright, and others.
More on Obama’s political views and associates is available in TVC’s Video Election Guide.