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Revealed: Britain's torture of Obama's grandfather
Guardian ^ | 12/3/08

Posted on 12/03/2008 10:15:33 AM PST by LibWhacker

Hussein Onyango Obama, a British soldier in the second world war, was locked up as a Mau Mau rebel in Kenya

The past usually finds a way of catching up with us. Could Britain's colonial sins pose a risk to our relationship with the soon-to-be most powerful person on Earth?

According to the Times, Barack Obama's grandfather was imprisoned and tortured by the British during Kenya's Mau Mau uprising.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; grandfather; maumau; obama; obamatransitionfile; torture
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1 posted on 12/03/2008 10:15:33 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Uh, huh....But we can’t find Obama’s birth certificate.


2 posted on 12/03/2008 10:16:59 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: LibWhacker
Alternate headline: “Obama’s Grandfather Was A Terrorist”
3 posted on 12/03/2008 10:17:00 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: LibWhacker
Here he is right after they let him go from prison.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jm9xgn8kUE

4 posted on 12/03/2008 10:18:17 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: BenLurkin
Why the H#$% do we have a foreigner as POTUS. All his relatives are of other countries for heaven's sake. We need AMERICANS running America.
5 posted on 12/03/2008 10:22:41 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: LibWhacker

The idiot commentors are comparing the torture and whipping every morning in Kenya to Gitmo. Great.


6 posted on 12/03/2008 10:26:03 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: LibWhacker
Ambassador to Britain will be?

a) Jesse Jackson, or

b) Al Sharpton

Take it to the Queen!\\Reparations for Kenya!!!( sarc.)

7 posted on 12/03/2008 10:29:06 AM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: LibWhacker

“...soon-to-be most powerful person on Earth”

OK. Seeing those words & realizing they are referring to Barack Obama is...horrifying.

No kidding. Horrifying.


8 posted on 12/03/2008 10:31:47 AM PST by justkate
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To: LibWhacker

ahhh the good old days insurgents were punished properly.


9 posted on 12/03/2008 10:32:20 AM PST by utherdoul
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To: LibWhacker
Will this be worse than being a decedent of a slave?
10 posted on 12/03/2008 10:33:16 AM PST by ├čudda├čudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Sacajaweau
The American Right would never conceive of a long range plan to groom young people in Russia or China to run for public office in those countries, with the ultimate goal of destroying those countries from the inside.

The Left constantly out-plans us and out-clevers us. They remain true to their long-range goals, and they never quit.

We can't even get all the Republican voters to show up for a presidential election.

11 posted on 12/03/2008 10:33:29 AM PST by ChicagahAl (So your bumper sticker says: "Don't blame me, I didn't vote!"? Duh!)
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To: dandiegirl

“We need AMERICANS running America.”

I agree. So here’s what I propose:

1. We need American voters to show up on election day and vote against the Anti-Americans (even if the pro-America candidate has flaws)
2. We need American prosecutors and American law enforcement to stop vote fraud.

Simple.


12 posted on 12/03/2008 10:37:43 AM PST by ChicagahAl (So your bumper sticker says: "Don't blame me, I didn't vote!"? Duh!)
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To: LibWhacker

How do we know who Obomba’s father was?


13 posted on 12/03/2008 10:39:24 AM PST by IbJensen (The fat lady has sung and it was awful. Coming up: Maya Angelou!)
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To: ChicagahAl

The other problem is that most Republicans are interested in successful careers that don’t including elective office.
The Democrats have a larger pool of candidates-those who believe that government at all levels, especially, the national level, can solve all of the problems of the world.


14 posted on 12/03/2008 10:42:01 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: LibWhacker

So, Barack Obama is radical chic and his grandfather was Mau Mau and a flak catcher?


15 posted on 12/03/2008 10:43:30 AM PST by decimon
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To: LibWhacker

Obama’s father abandoned him when he was an infant. What makes the treatment of his grandfather relevant? I guess since he doesn’t have slave blood, Obama must show somehow that he is down with the struggle. Roots II.


16 posted on 12/03/2008 10:44:13 AM PST by kabar
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To: Maine Mariner

“The Democrats have a larger pool of candidates-those who believe that government at all levels, especially, the national level, can solve all of the problems of the world.”

I’m not so sure I can agree with you there. From what I’ve seen the Dems are simply more interested in lifetime employment for them and their ilk, with huge pensions and priviledges. For them the “problems of the world” are just a vehicle to get the voters attention.


17 posted on 12/03/2008 10:45:31 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: LibWhacker

Could Britain’s colonial sins pose a risk to our relationship with the soon-to-be most powerful person on Earth?


Yes...he is really mad at you...go stand in the corner and pay him a qazillion dollars. Some people just seem to make a life out of feeling guilty over stuff they did not do...and then have to share the guilt with the whole world.


18 posted on 12/03/2008 10:48:07 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is Americas new Forrest Gump...but with an oversized ego and ears.)
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To: LibWhacker

Think of it....
If the Brits had executed the Mau Mau black terrorist - our Obama would never have been born...

Once again, the Brits blow it.


19 posted on 12/03/2008 10:50:04 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: ChicagahAl
"We can't even get all the Republican voters to show up for a presidential election."

Uh.....I don't believe we had a Republican Candidate for President.... We had an "Obama light" in white face on the ticket.

Sarah simply wasn't sweet enough to cover the stink rising from McCain...

20 posted on 12/03/2008 10:55:18 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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