Barack Obama’s Shameful Silence On Violence Against Woman

In 1996 Barack Obama went to Kenya on a US Senate Fact Finding Tour at US Taxpayer Expense.

While Obama was there he took the opportunity to Campaign for his Cousin –  Current Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

CBS REPORTS OBAMA CAMPAIGNS FOR ODINGA DURING 2006 SENATE TRIP TO KENYA 
The origanal link here was from WBBM, the Video was removed from  You-Tube the day after this post was made on 11/1/08. The WBBM Video showed additional footage of Obama & Odinga on the Campaign stump – The CBS video simply states that Obama campaigned daily for his Cousin. The CBS video contains the same footage of a Kenyan Government offical referring to Obama as a “stooge” for Odinga. An additional link to the original WBBM video is being sought.
REUTERS REPORTS – ODINGA CLAIMS TO BE OBAMA COUSIN

While Obama toured Kenya and campaigned for Odinga – Obama failed to speak out against the ongoing violence against woman in the Kenyan political process – Not once did he speakout.

What violence you ask? ……….. This violence

 

What happened after the election? …….. This is what happened …….

and this ………….

Obama helped incite the tribal tensions but did nothing to help qwell the post election violence.

Kenya has not seen this type of violence since the Mau-Mau Rebellion of the 1950’s.

VIDEO ADDED – SEE RESPONSES BELOW – There is no excuse – DO YOU REMEMBER OBAMA’S CONDEMNATION OF THESE ACTS – HE CAMPAIGNED FOR ODINGA AND INCITED TRIBAL TENSIONS – THEN HE WALKED AWAY.

The United Nations states, “While there were voting irregularities, the election out is believed to be accurrate”. Odinga did not win the election. These violent activites are the second attempted “coup” by Odinga and his family in Kenya – the first occurred in 1982. Obama campaigned for a man who participated in an a previous, unsuccessful, violent attempt to overthrow the Kenyan Government. 

  

4 Responses

  1. Lord help us.

    Do you honestly believe everything you’re told, or do you only believe it if it furthers your narrow-minded, bigoted agenda?

    If you don’t like Obama, don’t vote for him- but at least make your decision based on facts- and stop perpetuating lies.

    Odinga isn’t even related to Obama, and Obama certainly never campaigned for him. Please don’t take my word for it, look it up for yourself-

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/kenya.asp.

    Obama is dedicated to stopping domestic violence against women. You can read his entire plan for addressing the issue, once becoming President here:

    http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/DomesticViolenceFactSheet.pdf

    Again, I have to wonder if you’re this gullible with regards to everything… or if that’s only the case when the scary black man is involved.

    Obama/Biden ’08

  2. Obviously you did not watch the news videos that are posted above – They were prepared by BBC, Rueters and CNN International – reputable news agencies in most people’s opinion.

    FYI – That is Odinga claiming to be Obama’s Cousin – in his own words – and that is Obama campaigning for Odinga – The Chicago News Station (WBBM) that accompanied Obama and filmed the 1st video was one of the first stations to endorse Obama – Their coverage of Obama campaigning with Odinga was intended to further Obama’s Primary campaign – provide him with Foreign Policy Gravitas, as they say, in his run against Clinton.
    Oh … I’m sorry – did I miss something – did you cite an instance where Obama condemned this violence…. I thought not …..

    Black people are not scary – ignorant people are scary and you are very scary.

    While Obama’s Cousin Odinga is Kenya’s current Prime Minister, the current Kenyan President is Mwai Kibaki. That little man in the dark suit in the video accusing Obama of inciting tribal animosity in Kenya – he happens to be President Kibaki’s Press Secretary. You can choose to ignore his statements – I do not …..

    Should I point out that Odinga agreed to implement Islamic Shariah Law in Kenya if elected and end woman’s rights to education and enforce Shariah dress codes while banning liquor and pork. Obama’s response – SILENCE. Aljazeerah, the Middle East News Association, reported on this development – Aljazeerah condemned the proposed restrictions in woman’s rights, Obama did not. Did you noticed that it was an Aljazeerah Broadcast that enumerated the violences being prepetrated against woman in the Kenyan Political process ….. Your not going to suggest that Aljazeerah produced the segment to further some obtuse pro-conservative American political perspective they have recently adopted –

    Your supporting sites are amusing – not to say “light weight”. Snopes states that there is “no proof” to support Prime Minister Odinga’s claim to being Obama’s cousin – without acknowledging that it was Odinga himself who made the claim. Snopes implies that it was some “news source” making the claim. That is not the case – that is Odinga in the video – saying he and Obama are related. I’d also note that Obama has not denied being a relative so I would suggest that there is no proof or reason to doubt the veracity of the Prime Minister of Kenya – your not implying the Prime Minister is lying are you – would Barack Obama have traveled throughout Kenya campaigning for a liar – (I’d conceed that lying runs in the Obama Family – I’ve read “Dreams of My Father” have you?).

    As to your candidate failing to condemn violence in the election process he wrongly inserted himelf into -the best you can do is site a silly generic position piece on Domestic Violence – Like the post states – Obama’s silence on the violence in Kenya is shameful – his role in inciting tribal tensions was deplorable.

  3. For additional information on Obama – Odinga and post election violence in Kenya see –

    On the Eldoret Church Masscre:

    The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/kenya/story/0,,2234305,00.html

    “The men and women had babies and small children, but they carried pangas to
    defend themselves. Is someone with a panga innocent? It is not our custom to
    kill women and children. We told them to come out of the church, but they
    locked the door and refused to come out. So we burned them.”

    The Guardian’s Xan Rice was the first British reporter to reach Eldoret, in western Kenya, where mostly women and children were killed by a rival ethnic mob. Many victims had burned to death, trapped inside the supposed sanctuary of a church

    “Mattresses soaked with paraffin were pushed through the windows and used to block the door. Matches were thrown in.” ………..As the fire engulfed the wooden building, the women grabbed their children and jumped through the burning windows. Githuthwa pushed her two elder children out of the window, and then climbed out holding her three-year-old daughter, Miriam, in her arms. The Kalenjin youths were waiting outside, “cutting people like firewood” as they emerged.
    “They snatched Miriam from me and threw her back into the fire,” said Githuthwa, as she returned to the church, near Eldoret, hoping Miriam had survived. In the far corner of the church lay three bodies. They were charred beyond recognition, all apparently children. They lay on their sides. As policemen stood guard, five Red Cross workers wearing surgical gloves and facemasks moved the bodies on to blankets. Soon there were 12 corpses lying side by side, all but one of them children, a few of them babies. One of them was probably Miriam. Her mother broke down in tears…..

    Or try Reuters ……… http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL0836572.html
    Mutilated bodies found a week after Kenya massacre
    KIAMBAA, Kenya, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Faith Wairimu broke down into sobs when she stumbled across her husband’s remains in a field after days searching in vain. His head and torso were missing. “It’s him, he’s dead,” the farmer said, pressing her fist against her lips and closing her eyes to stem the tears. “I recognise those were his trousers.”

    Or try …… Kenya: Pastor Relives Eldoret Church Massacre, http://allafrica.com/stories/200802291071.html

    SEE VIDEO ADDED TO MAIN POST

    Or ……. Obama’s Kenya ghosts The Washington Times
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/12/obamas-kenya-ghosts/

    “About 50 parishioners were locked into the Assemblies of God church before it was set ablaze. They were mostly women and children. Those who tried to flee were hacked to death by machete-wielding members of a mob numbering 2,000.” “The 2008 New Year Day atrocity in the Kenyan village Eldoret, about 185 miles northwest of Nairobi, had all the markings of the Rwanda genocide of a decade earlier.” “By mid-February 2008, more than 1,500 Kenyans were killed. Many were slain by machete-armed attackers. More than 500,000 were displaced by the religious strife. Villages lay in ruin. Many of the atrocities were perpetrated by Muslims against Christians.” “The violence was led by supporters of Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who lost the Dec. 27, 2007, presidential election by more than 230,000 votes. Odinga supporters began the genocide hours after the final election results were announced Dec. 30. Mr. Odinga was a member of Parliament representing an area in western Kenya, heavily populated by the Luo tribe, and the birthplace of Barack Obama’s father.”

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