Obama should not be President – Obama is setting Israel up for a WAR and the same logic would lead to a WAR in the US – He is setting a DANGEROUS precedent

May 21, 2011

This President is dangerous to the US.  The logic that started the war in Libya has nothing to do with Gadhafi, per se.  It has to do with setting the stage.  This president is not a leader.  He IS an actor.  The stage is being prepared by others.  He is only the lead role at the moment.  And this is WHY he is dangerous.  Nothing is REAL.  It’s all staged.  No one that is a REAL player gets hurt, according to the globalists.

I’m convinced that there is a fracturing in the Globalists clique.  Some of them are Global Capitalists and others are Global Communists.  There is an ideological strife a foot. The reason I believe that is because there are leaks of information surfacing that would otherwise NOT be there.

Be that as it may, the other agents in play are the Muslims.  They are outmaneuvering the Globalists on some fronts and the Globalists are making hasty errors in judgement.  They are forced to move more quickly, but some have already made deals with the other side.  Those, I believe, are the Capitalists, because they have only one goal, money, but not money in that they have paper or stuff like that, but money in terms of true wealth and that is Control driven.  They have to get CONTROL of the commonly accepted currency, because in the end, that is their only truest commodity.

So, how does that correlate to Gadhafi and how does that set the stage for a war that the US be subjected to?

It’s the Logic.  The UN is the Global GUN.  The reason that Gadhafi was attacked is to begin to set the precedent and NO other reason.  The next casualty will be potentially Syria, in my opinion.  The following, and this may not occur until AFTER the election, is Israel.  And the reasoning is nice outlined below, in Gaffeney’s article.  However, I would take it a step farther.  The same situation is setting itself up here too, in the US.  The next casualty, may indeed be, the US.  Hezbollah and Hamas have set up shop in South America and Mexico.  They are taking over the cartels.  They got their FEET in the door by selling weapons and training the Cartels.  Now, they are tenured within those “armies.”  The same situation is setting itself up.  What difference is there in logic?  It is the same.  The Palestinian’s cry that they were removed from their land.  The Mexicans cry the same.  US children are being taught toward sedition and outright treason of their own country by “teachers” whose agenda is to overthrow the state that they teach.  Even the methods are the same between the Palestinians and what they are doing to Israel and what the “Mexican’s”  are doing to the US.   The similarities should not go unnoticed.  The fish ALWAYS stinks from the HEAD.

<thanks to Mandy for the Gaffney article.>

I would also like to mention that Obama sitting as the head of the UN security council is a direct violation of the nobility clause in Article 9 of the US CONSTITUTION.

The Senate Armed Services Committee should convene immediately to prevent Obama from using our people in his and the NWO’s war. The military should stand down.

The ATF who’s under the Homeland security, which the CIA is also under, is headed by a CZAR.  This agency is NOT steered by an elected official.  This is an appointment by the PRESIDENT.  These CZAR headed agencies have taken control of legitimate agencies and are run by executive fiat.  This is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.  How is it that they have been allowed these POWERS?  These agencies have seized control of America.  They overrule the Constitutional limitations of power.

Communist China may be bad, but America is going to be much worse, if this continues unchecked.

The Gadhafi precedent: Could attack on Libya set the stage for action against Israel?

By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There are many reasons to be worried about the bridge-leap the Obama administration has just undertaken in its war with Col. Moammar Gadhafi. How it will all end is just one of them.

Particularly concerning is the prospect that what we might call the Gadhafi precedent will be used in the not-too-distant future to justify and threaten the use of U.S. military forces against an American ally: Israel.

Here’s how such a seemingly impossible scenario might eventuate:

It begins with the Palestinian Authority seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution that would recognize its unilateral declaration of statehood. Three top female officials in the Obama administration reprise roles they played in the council’s recent action on Libya: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, a vehement critic of Israel, urges that the United States support (or at least not veto) the Palestinians’ gambit. She is supported by the senior director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council, Samantha Power, who in the past argued for landing a “mammoth force” of American troops to protect the Palestinians from Israel. Ditto Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose unalloyed sympathy for the Palestinian cause dates back at least to her days as first lady.

This resolution enjoys the support of the other four veto-wielding Security Council members – Russia, China, Britain and France – as well as all of the other nonpermanent members except India, which joins the United States in abstaining. As a result, it is adopted with overwhelming support from what is known as the “international community.”

With a stroke of the U.N.’s collective pen, substantial numbers of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli citizens find themselves on the wrong side of internationally recognized borders. The Palestinian Authority (PA) insists on its long-standing position: The sovereign territory of Palestine must be rid of all Jews.

The Israeli government refuses to evacuate the oft-condemned “settlements” now on Palestinian land or to remove the IDF personnel, checkpoints and facilities rightly seen as vital to protecting their inhabitants and, for that matter, the Jewish state itself.

Hamas and Fatah bury the hatchet (temporarily), forging a united front and promising democratic elections in the new Palestine. There, as in Gaza – and probably elsewhere in the wake of the so-called “Arab awakening” – the winner likely will be the Muslim Brotherhood, whose Palestinian franchise is Hamas.


The unified Palestinian proto-government then seeks international help to “liberate” its land. As with the Gadhafi precedent, the first to act is the Arab League. Its members unanimously endorse the use of force to protect the “Palestinian people” and end the occupation of the West Bank by the Israelis.

Turkey, which is still a NATO ally despite its ever-more-aggressive embrace of Islamism, is joined by Britain and France – two European nations increasingly hostile to Israel – in applauding this initiative in the interest of promoting “peace.” They call on the U.N. Security Council to authorize such steps as might be necessary to enforce the Arab League’s bidding.

Once again, Team Obama’s leading ladies – Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Power and Ms. Rice – align to support the “will of the international community.” They exemplify and are prepared to enforce the president’s willingness to subordinate U.S. sovereignty to the dictates of transnationalism and his personal hostility toward Israel. The concerns of Mr. Obama’s political advisers about alienating Jewish voters on the eve of the 2012 election are trumped by presidential sympathy for the Palestinian right to a homeland.

Accordingly, hard as it may be to believe given the United States’ long-standing role as Israel’s principal ally and protector, Mr. Obama acts in accordance with the Gadhafi precedent. He warns Israel that it must take steps immediately to dismantle its unwanted presence inside the internationally recognized state of Palestine lest it face the sort of U.S.- enabled “coalition” military measures now under way in Libya. In this case, they would be aimed at neutralizing IDF forces on the West Bank – and beyond, if necessary – in order to fulfill the “will of the international community.”

Of course, such steps would not result in the ostensibly desired endgame, namely “two states living side by side in peace and security.” If the current attack on Libya entails the distinct possibility of unintended (or at least unforeseen) consequences, application of the Gadhafi precedent to Israel seems certain to produce a very different outcome from the two-state “solution”: Under present and foreseeable circumstances, it will unleash a new regional war, with possible worldwide repercussions.

At the moment, it seems unlikely that the first application in Libya of the Gadhafi precedent will have results consistent with U.S. interests. Even if a positive outcome somehow is forthcoming there, should Mr. Obama and his anti-Israel troika of female advisers be allowed, based on that precedent, to realize the foregoing hypothetical scenario, they surely would precipitate a new international conflagration, one fraught with truly horrific repercussions – for Israel, the United States and freedom-loving people elsewhere.

A Congress that was effectively sidelined by Team Obama in the current crisis had better engage fully, decisively and quickly if it is to head off such a disastrous reprise.

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/gaffney032211.php3

– Here’s another article as food for thought –

WHY THE FRAMERS INCLUDED THE “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” CLAUSE

by Tom Deacon


The greatest defeat of the American Revolution was the fall of Charleston, SC to the British in 1780

(May 16, 2010) — Section 1 ofArticle II of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as President of the United States:

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

Try to understand this: At the time of the adoption of the Constitution there were no “natural born Citizens” (no country yet = no citizens, period?), so yes, the Founders wrote in a “grandfather” clause to allow those present (already born) at the time the Constitution was signed to qualify to be president.  However, if you weren’t born yet when the Constitution was adopted (that includes Obama), then you had to be a “natural born Citizen,” meaning both parents must be U.S. citizens. It is amazing how tough this is for some people to understand. The reason Congress “investigated” McCain was because he was not born in the USA. They concluded in their report that that was OK, because his “parents” (notice the plural form of “parents”) were both U.S. Citizens.  This is not true for Obama, and he clearly was not held to the same standard.

The Constitution says you must be a natural born Citizen, or a citizen at the time the Constitution was adopted. The Founders wanted the president to be a natural born Citizen, but they recognized that there were NO natural born Citizens until after the Constitution was adopted. They didn’t know that 200+ years from the signing, the education system would have dumbed down the USA’s population to the point that understanding it was an endangered ability.

Some may believe the natural born Citizen clause isn’t fair. The Founders of our nation believed it was the right thing to do because they had just fought a war with those who had allegiance to a country other than the one they were fighting to create….that country was the one they left to come to America, namely, England.  The Founders did not want to elect a newborn to the office of the president, nor did they want to wait 35 years for a natural born Citizen to meet the age requirement to be president. So they grandfathered themselves in with the statement “or a Citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution.” No doubt they trusted themselves and their children who were born prior to the signing of the Constitution to be loyal only to the USA, fighting a war with England would have had that effect on them.

Obama is the “poster child’ who proves once again that the wisdom of America’s Founders was impeccable.

You can make up excuses till the earth fries from global warming, but you can’t change the truth.

http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/05/16/note-to-obama-supporters-even-a-birth-in-hawaii-is-not-enough/

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Mexico – Hezbollah and Hamas is partnered with drug cartels – ties to Lebanon – tunnels in San Diego

May 7, 2011

I have my suspicions about how the whole WTC thing happened.

Hezbollah has been in Mexico a long time and their signatures are beheadings and demolitions.
The tunnels were taught to the Pali’s by them.
Why has it been that our media and government has been laying low on this?
Well, thats up to conjecture, however, one thing is clear— they are united; the media and the government.
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Undercover Agent Discusses Hezbollah in Mexico, posted with vodpod

If Al Qaeda is mainly shooters, how did they pull off an elaborate scheme such as the taking down of the WTC (the twin towers.)  How did the tower go down soooooo, vertically?

Lets, assume that it was Al Qaeda that did the whole job.  That is INCONSISTENT with what is going on.  Was Al Qaeda a much more elaborate and more trained organization back in 2001?  That job was not done by dumb shooters.  That took organization.  Especially if one considers that the towers were probably helped along by strategically placed detonators and explosives that many say they heard.  This would explain the vertical demise of the towers.  Without very experienced demolitions experts, the towers would have collapsed in the direction of the planes that flew in to them.  That is, if the planes were the only thing that caused them to go down.  Also, they said that it was a fluke that the planes caused the WTC towers to come down.  How does a FLUKE happen twice?  And in the same day?  Those towers came down PERFECTLY.

Watching the video and the blowing up of the Buenos Aires Building.  It has scary similarities.  Look at the smoke.

Terrorist Group Setting Up Operations Near Border

Hezbollah Considered To Be More Advanced Than Al-Qaida
POSTED: 4:53 pm PDT May 4, 2011
UPDATED: 6:27 pm PDT May 4, 2011

SAN DIEGO — A terrorist organization whose home base is in the Middle East has established another home base across the border in Mexico.

“They are recognized by many experts as the ‘A’ team of Muslim terrorist organizations,” a former U.S. intelligence agent told 10News.

The former agent, referring to Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah, added, “They certainly have had successes in big-ticket bombings.”

Some of the group’s bombings include the U.S. embassy in Beirut and Israeli embassy in Argentina.

However, the group is now active much closer to San Diego.

“We are looking at 15 or 20 years that Hezbollah has been setting up shop in Mexico,” the agent told 10News.

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, U.S. policy has focused on al-Qaida and its offshoots.

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Texas – Austin – Machete – The film and now the “MUSICAL?” – This violent film about the rising up of Hispanics to overthrow the US government is now a —–Musical.

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“They are more shooters than thinkers … it’s a lot of muscles, courage, desire but not a lot of training,” the agent said, referring to al-Qaida.

Hezbollah, he said, is far more advanced.

“Their operators are far more skilled … they are the equals of Russians, Chinese or Cubans,” he said. “I consider Hezbollah much more dangerous in that sense because of strategic thinking; they think more long-term.”

Hezbolah has operated in South America for decades and then Central America, along with their sometime rival, sometime ally Hamas.

Now, the group is blending into Shi’a Muslim communities in Mexico, including Tijuana. Other pockets along the U.S.-Mexico border region remain largely unidentified as U.S. intelligence agencies are focused on the drug trade.

“They have had clandestine training in how to live in foreign hostile territories,” the agent said.

The agent, who has spent years deep undercover in Mexico, said Hezbollah is partnering with drug organizations, but which ones is not clear at this time.

He told 10News the group receives cartel cash and protection in exchange for Hezbollah expertise.

“From money laundering to firearms training and explosives training,” the agent said.

For example, he tracked, along with Mexican intelligence, two Hezbollah operatives in safe houses in Tijuana and Durango

“I confirmed the participation of cartel members as well as other Hezbollah individuals living and operating out of there,” he said.

Tunnels the cartels have built that cross from Mexico into the U.S. have grown increasingly sophisticated. It is a learned skill, the agent said points to Hezbollah’s involvement.

“Where are the knowledgeable tunnel builders? Certainly in the Middle East,” he said.

Why have Americans not heard more about Hezbollah’s activities happening so close to the border?

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Video Game – CALL OF JUAREZ – protested by both sides of the border, but Machete gets rave reviews

Call of Juarez: Cartels Announced

This first-person shooter brings the lawlessness of the Old West into present day. You’ll embark on a bloody road trip from Los Angelesto Juarez, Mexico immersing yourself in a gritty plot with interesting characters and a wide variety of game play options.

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“If they really wanted to start blowing stuff up, they could do it,” the agent said.

According to the agent, the organization sees the U.S. as their “cash cow,” with illegal drug and immigration operations. Many senior Hezbollah leaders are wealthy businessmen, the agent said.

“The money they are sending back to Lebanon is too important right now to jeopardize those operations,” he said.

The agent said the real concern is the group’s long-term goal of radicalizing Muslim communities.

“They’re focusing on developing … infiltrating communities within North America,” the agent told 10News.

http://www.10news.com/news/27780427/detail.html


Osama bin Laden – Blackout during the killing. Was the reason for the killing because Osama knew too much and was about to come out from hiding?

May 5, 2011

Why the secrecy?

Why the confusion?

The truth is not confusing.

So, what is the truth here?

Was Osama looking to come out of the “closet?”

Was the tenth anniversary of the TWIN TOWERS collapse going to bring a new revelation from the ME?  Was Osama going to deliver yet another blow?

Osama bin Laden dead: Blackout during raid on bin Laden compound

The head of the CIA admitted yesterday that there was no live video footage of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound as further doubts emerged about the US version of events.

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House

By Steven Swinford 10:25PM BST 04 May 2011

Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, revealed there was a 25 minute blackout during which the live feed from cameras mounted on the helmets of the US special forces was cut off.

A photograph released by the White House appeared to show the President and his aides in the situation room watching the action as it unfolded. In fact they had little knowledge of what was happening in the compound.

In an interview with PBS, Mr Panetta said: “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.

“We had some observation of the approach there, but we did not have direct flow of information as to the actual conduct of the operation itself as they were going through the compound.”

Mr Panetta also told the network that the US Navy Seals made the final decision to kill bin Laden rather than the president.

Afghan men watch television coverage announcing the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at a local restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, May 2, 2011. al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was slain at a fortress-like compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a decade. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

He said: “The authority here was to kill bin Laden. And obviously, under the rules of engagement, if he had in fact thrown up his hands, surrendered and didn’t appear to be representing any kind of threat, then they were to capture him. But they had full authority to kill him.

“To be frank, I don’t think he had a lot of time to say anything. It was a firefight going up that compound. And by the time they got to the third floor and found bin Laden, I think it – this was all split-second action on the part of the Seals.”

The President only knew the mission was successful after the Navy Seals commander heard the word “Geronimo” on the radio, a code word from commandos reporting that they had killed bin Laden.

The absence of footage of the raid has led to conflicting reports about what happened in the compound. According to Pakistani authorities one of bin Laden’s daughter’s, who was present during the raid, claimed that her father was captured alive before he was killed.

There was also growing doubt about the US claims that Pakistan’s intelligence agencies involved in the raid.

Lieutenant General Asad Durrani, former head of the ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence service, said it was “inconceivable” that his government was unaware of the US raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.

He claimed his country was forced to deny any knowledge of the raid to avoid a domestic backlash. The ISI’s official line has been that bin Laden’s compound had “slipped off our radar” after it raided the building in 2003 while hunting for another senior al-Qaeda operative.The agency claims it was unaware that bin Laden was hiding there.

Lieutenant General Durrani, however, said that the denial was a “political” maneuver by the intelligence services to avoid claims that they were working too closely with the US.

He said: “It is more likely that they did know [about the raid]. It is not conceivable that it was done without the involvement of Pakistani security forces at some stage. They were involved and they were told they were in position.

“The army chief was in his office, the cordons had been thrown around that particular place. The Pakistani helicopters were also in the air so that indicates that it was involved.

“[There are] political implications back home. If you say that you are involved there is a large, vocal faction of Pakistani society that will get very upset because we are carrying out repeatedly these operations with the Americans.”

http://newstrust.net/stories/6152155/toolbar?ref=nld&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=20110505_listing


The POLICE STATE – TSA announces check points to malls and other “soft” targets. YOU are the criminal and must be searched.

May 5, 2011

Due to the ineptitude created by the POLITICALLY CORRECT and other vehicles, you are now going to be the criminal.  YOU are checked.  We can’t say that MUSLIMS and people from the ME are potential enemies.  We can’t or we’ll be sued for libel or targeted by OUR OWN GOVERNMENT

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I contend that this falls under the Fourth Amendment – illegal search and seizure.  This country will no longer be free, if we allow this.  The terrorists will find other ways, and YOU will be checkmated by YOUR government.  Criminals don’t follow the law.  These laws will only restrict YOUR freedom to move around and in that case, you are the criminal.

The UK is already targeting people for PRE – CRIME:

UK – England – People arrested for PRE – CRIME – “conspiracy to commit a crime” – first the thought police and now PRE CRIME

When they took guns away from the military bases, they left soldiers unable to defend themselves against the criminals who don’t follow the law.  These LAWS are not meant to protect YOU, they are meant to render YOU defenseless.

All you useful idiots are fodder to them.


Obama – Protecting Osama’s image. No pictures of the killing will be released

May 4, 2011

Is there a need to release them?

YES!

Granted that it’s psychological.  But it’s needed

Terrorists and people who want us dead are and have been trying to kill us in every way possible.

Osama is a figure that was CREATED out of the Afghan war with Russia.  US funded Al Qaeda.

We are still funding them in Libya.

Obama is protecting the image of Osama. Why?

After this his VISIT to ground zero is a slap in the face to the victims

This is very base of him.  He is doing this as an op ed

Obama is RIDICULOUS as a president.  Ghetto is how he should be described.

By William Branigin, Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 12:31 PM

President Obama has decided not to release photos of Osama bin Laden’s body, CBS News reported Wednesday.

The network said Obama told “60 Minutes” reporter Steve Kroft of his decision in an interview scheduled to air Sunday.

Bin Laden was shot in the head and chest in a U.S. commando raid on his compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad early Monday local time. The al-Qaeda leader’s body was then buried at sea.

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (Md.), the No. 2 Democrat in the House, said he agreed with Obama’s decision. “There is no end served by releasing the picture of someone who has been killed,” Hoyer said, adding that he had not seen the picture.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/cbs-obama-says-he-wont-release-bin-laden-photos/2011/05/04/AFyB5aoF_story.html?wpisrc=al_politics


US – Downgraded! The OBAMA PLAN revealed. – Obama Should not be President.

April 18, 2011

His incompetence and illegal Presidency should be REDACTED.

This man has destabilized the country as the nail in the coffin.

Soros’ henchman is what he is.  The Communists (Globalists) tool.

He is in direct violation of Article 1 section 9 – nobility clause.

His birth is questionable

His actions are directly contrary to American security and sovereignty.

It’s said that one knows one by ones friends and associates.   Obama cavorts with thugs and thieves.  Truly, horrible people.  People who are terrorists and those who would seek to do harm to people in America and America ITSELF.  This is not an American President.  He is the Anti American President.  People from other countries come and have babies who take advantage of America.  Voter fraud is sanctioned through sanctuary cities.

This is EVIL

Stocks sink after US debt outlook downgrade

(AP) – 1 hour ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling sharply lower after Standard & Poor’s dropped its outlook on U.S debt quality to negative.

Even as it cut its outlook, the agency reaffirmed the U.S. debt rating itself at AAA.

International concerns are also weighing on stocks even after several companies reported earnings that beat expectations.

Traders are facing the renewed threat of a Greek debt default. China took another step to curb its runaway inflation.

In morning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average is down 175 points, or 1.4 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 is down 19, or 1.5 percent. The Nasdaq composite is down 40, or 1.5 percent.


Kenya – Obama – THE RELATIONSHIP – ” Obama wants to install Odinga next year so that America can get business opportunities they lost to China, Malaysia and countries of the Far East,” – BO’s Kenyan Birth certificate might be a clue

April 16, 2011

Here’s a few more connections to Kenya:

Obama should not be President – Birth Certificate from Kenya – Congress should investigate – this may be the PROOF – Where are the experts? Can anyone verify this?

President Obama’ Admits his birth was in Kenya and destruction of the Constitution
Kenya – Obama violates federal law and sends YOUR (US) tax payer dollars ($23 million and counting), while in a major recession, to SUPPORT abortion in Kenya’s new Constitution.
Donald Trump: April 7, 2011 on the Today Show
Met within the time constraints.  The discussion trend allowed me to ask Mr. Trump right after he was speaking about the Kenyan grandmother, whether he knew about the Kenyan Assemblyman, (James Orengo) who stated on their Assembly floor so that it is documented that Obama was a son of their soil.  He apparently did not know of that and asked me to send him the documentation.

Shouldn’t THIS be a good reason to start investigating Obama’s BIRTH Certificate issue?

This is a SNAKE PIT.  There are MANY snakes, which is why it’s been hiden and the MAIN STREAM MEDIA is not stupid.  THEY ARE SCARED

Trump called them out and cried “chicken”

The issue is that the person who starts talking about it, won’t have all the answers and that will make them a target for “disappearing” tricks.  Like some others have recently been.

Kenya’s tribal ‘O’ factor: Obama, Ocampo, Odinga

(AP) – 1 day ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — What do President Barack Obama, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga have in common?

It’s the “O” factor. Obama, Ocampo, Odinga — they all share the distinctive first letter of members of the Luo tribe in Kenya, and some in this East African nation believe that the three are brothers in a conspiracy to see six suspects convicted at Ocampo’s Hague-based court so that Odinga can become president in the land where Obama’s father was born.

Though the conspiracy is fanciful, it has traction among those who believe the ICC suspects, who are charged with orchestrating Kenya’s 2007-08 postelection violence, are being unfairly prosecuted. Analysts warn that if such stereotypes are allowed to gain momentum, the chances of tribe-on-tribe violence rises.

Many supporters of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former Education Minister William Ruto, two of the ICC suspects, believe the rumor.

“Obama’s father was a Luo and he (President Obama) wants his fellow tribesman Odinga to become president, so he has bribed Ocampo to prosecute Kenyatta so that Odinga can lead,” Susan Njoki, a 45-year-old food seller, told The Associated Press during a rally convened on Monday by Kenya and Ruto. Njoki also spoke at the rally that the two men held after returning from a preliminary hearing at The Hague.

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga, left, and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama shake hands as they meet in Kisumu, Kenya. What do President Barack Obama, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga have in common? It's the "O" factor. Obama, Ocampo, Odinga. That letter "O" is the tribal mark of the Luos in Kenya, and some in this East African nation believe that the three are brothers in a conspiracy to see six suspects convicted at Ocampo's Hague-based court so that Odinga can become president in the land Obama's father was born. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Even some of the more educated believe it.

“There is a relationship between Obama, Odinga and Ocampo. Obama wants to install Odinga next year so that America can get business opportunities they lost to China, Malaysia and countries of the Far East,” said Njuguna Ndungu, 36, a high school teacher. “The Americans don’t want a leader who is independent. The leaders who have gone to The Hague are independent-minded.”

Observers warn that the “O” conspiracy is an example of tribal stereotypes propagated by Kenyan politicians trying to gain support from members of their tribe against opponents ahead of 2012 elections. If left unchecked, such stereotypes could lead to a repeat of the postelection violence, which killed more than 1,000 people.

On their return from The Hague, Kenyatta’s and Ruto’s convoy was stoned. Odinga supporters were blamed for doing the stoning.

Harun Ndubi, a human rights lawyer, said the alleged conspiracy is a “scheme” to affect the upcoming election.

John Githongo, a former adviser to President Mwai Kibaki on ethics and governance, said that in the 2007 elections politicians used stereotypes to whip up hatred against Kenyatta’s Kikuyu community, and now it is being done against Odinga and his Luo community. Though Odinga and Obama’s father are both Luo, Ocampo is Argentinian — not Luo.

Kenya has long been divided along tribal lines. Tribal associations influence such life choices as friends, spouses, employment and who to vote for.

A recent survey by a government commission mandated to unify Kenyans found that two of Kenya’s 42 tribes held 40 percent of government jobs.

In late 2007 Kenya was plunged into violence shortly after Kibaki was declared the winner of an election that Odinga supporters said was rigged. At least 600,000 people were forced from their homes. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan negotiated a peace deal where Kibaki was named president and Odinga prime minister.

Kenyatta and Ruto, once political enemies, are hinting at forming a political alliance with Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka against Odinga. Ruto fell out with Odinga after the prime minister supported bringing those responsible for the postelection violence to justice.

Opinion polls in Kenya have shown Odinga as the most popular presidential candidate with Kenyatta a distant second, Musyoka third and Ruto fourth.

At rallies before last week’s court hearing at The Hague, Ruto and Kenyatta attacked Odinga and painted the ICC as a tool of the West to control Kenya.

“The case here is a political one to determine who will go into the statehouse,” Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi said at a rally in Gatundu, a region full of Kenyatta supporters. “What is going on here is judicial neocolonialism.”

In another rally in the outskirts of the capital, Ruto said the ICC trials are meant to give Odinga “a through-pass to the presidency.”

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