Showing posts with label "Obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label "Obama. Show all posts

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hope Floats...and Dreams DO Come True!

From FOX News, Nov. 18: Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.

The indictment returned Monday has not yet been signed by the presiding judge, and no action can be taken until that happens.

Although no action has yet been taken, it is a significant step forward into holding Messrs. Cheney and Gonzalez accountable. Few administrations save those of Grant and Nixon have been as rife with criminal indictments as the Bush administration and the worst of those have as yet gone unaddressed despite myriad calls for arrest, indictment and conviction. Dennis Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment, so well contstructed, got little attention except for House Speaker Pelosi's condemnation.

However, the most noteworthy and most disturbing issue here is that mainstream media has yet to give any of this it the attention it deserves. Like the 17 cases now pending against Obama, not one of which has made the news, the Cheney case lies in wait, hidden, for the most part unreported, along with all the rest of his indictable offenses. Worse yet, and even more frightening, is that the cases against Obama primarily involve his ineligibility to hold the office of POTUS because he has offered no proof that he meets the full criteria to run--namely, that he is required to be a natural born American citizen--an issue which has never before in our two century history been at issue!

Ironically, I seem to have made frequent use of the phrase, "one can only hope" during the course of this election cycle. The words which I have come to suspect and loathe, and which were the unfortunate buzz words of the Obama campaign, have come to mean nothing concrete, as has the candidate they buoyed: everything is relative, and MY idea of hopey changey may not be HIS. However, the spirit of that four letter word simply cannot seem to die within any of us: try as I might, I cannot extinguish the hope within that flickers ever so perilously amidst the tsunami of what many of us fear about ObamaChange. Because whatever our hopes may be, we all must admit that hope floats; hope springs eternal; and hope is what keeps us all coming back to fight another day. And so, today, as Hillary accepts her appointment to Secretary of State, and Cheney and Gonzalez are indicted, it continues to be my hope that some good things will continue to happen: Hillary will get the chance to redeem our country in the eyes of the world; she will be given free rein to rise and soar above the fray and accomplish great things for her country; and that, perhaps one day, the criminals in our government will be called to task.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Obama and the Jeopardization of National Security

Blood Brothers or Cousins...?

Reviewing Paula Abele's "Obama and Odinga"

Rumors always abound, but this well documented [from highly credible news sources] article by Paula Abele is a treasure of truth, and one that everybody should see. It addresses the startling danger to our national security that lies behind poor the judgment and questionable associations that plague Barack Obama wherever he goes.

A brief synopsis herein, the full article with documentation and pictures can be found at . It is WELL worth the read, and, more disturbingly still, begs the
question as to why mainstream media has not been more forthcoming in their coverage despite articles previously published in the N.Y. Times, London Times and USA Today.

Although the Obama camp, as with so many things, has been less than forthcoming about the relationship between Barack Obama and Rail Odinga, the political affiliation between their fathers, both of the Luo tribe, is well established. Contrary to Barack Obama's assertion that his father was a poor goat herder from Kenya, he came from a politically privileged, well connected family where he was closely associated with Rail Odinga's father.

What we do know about Rail Odinga is that he was reportedly set up in the oil business by the al Bakri Group and Muammar Qaddafi and listed in the infamous "Golden Chain, " list of wealthy Saudi financial sponsors, and, after coming to power, signed an agreement with Islamic extremists in Kenya, in which he agreed to institute Islamic law [with Sharia courts for family law] in exchange for their support, thereby extinguishing the liberties and lives of millions of Christian Kenyan women and establishing a safe haven for terrorists in Kenya.

Further, Odinga made opposition to the Kenyan government's crackdown on Al Quaeda supporters a cornerstone of his campaign. After Odinga took office, Al Quaeda cells that blew up embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were known to have been recruited from mosques near Kenyan beaches. In what appeared to be a coordinated strategy from the top, a core of whom called themselves, 'The Taliban,' Odinga's Luo supporters engaged in what US envoy Jendayi Frazier called "clear ethnic cleansing" of the Kikuyu opposition, burning Christian women and children alive in churches they had fled to for sanctuary. Odinga supporters went on a rampage, burning, raping and killing everyone in their path, recreating the horror of the bloody Mau-Mau rampages of the 1950s where thousands were massacred and their property taken.

What does this mean to the American people and, indeed the world?

Well, for one thing, Obama has not attempted to distance himself from Odinga, with whom he admitted speaking by phone during the primary. On the contrary, he endorsed and campaigned for Odinga, who is corrupt, ruthless and has financial ties to terrorists. Further, it is believed that political strategist Dick Morris worked gratis for Odinga's campaign, according to Odinga, at the "request of a mutual friend," purported to be Obama. In any case, the two campaigns share remarkable similarities, including ties to foreign money, oil and banking interests and intimidation tactics, but perhaps most disturbingly, the use of the campaign phrases, "It is Our Time" by Obama and "It is Our Turn" by Odinga, who claimed that no matter what, the Luo's were going to take power. Thus far, about 7,000 have lost their lives and 250,000 have been displaced. Human Rights Watch claims that they have evidence that Odinga leaders actively fomented violence that included roaming bands of machete wielding youths.

Senator Obama's actions, endorsing and campaigning for Odinga, decried by both the U.S. State Department and the former Kenyan government, were in direct opposition to the efforts and interests of both the Kenyan Christian population and U.S. National Security.

Senator Obama's efforts on Odinga's behalf, despite his ties to Al Queda and Qaddafi, can only be construed as extremely poor judgment, be they the result of a frightening loyalty or merely that of inexperience and naivete. Either way, it is dangerous and no one can hope to really know what lies behind Obama's true intentions.