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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Why President Barack Obama hates England

Today, we have learned why President Barack Obama hates the best ally the United States has ever had. President Obama has done some very strange things that an ally would not do to a friend. It first all started with Obama returning a bust of Winston Churchill that was given as a gift to the United States after the attacks of 9/11. Many people were puzzled by this, and it did somewhat confuse our closest ally as well.

Then, when Gordon Brown came over to the United States (the first time during the Obama Administration) he refused to have a joint press conference with him, and would not display British Flags during the meeting. Again, these are actions you simply do not do to an ally especially when hosting them in our country.

When allies meet, it is known that they give a gift to each other to show their friendship and heritage. Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave Obama a pen holder made from the wood of the anti-slave ship HMS Gannet. Some of the wood of the sister ship of the Gannet, the HMS Resolute,  was made into a desk that is in the Oval Office, so Gordon Brown also gave a framed commission of the HMS Resolute. What does Prime Minister Gordon Brown get in return? A box of 25 DVD's that do not work in Europe, so essentially, they were useless. Michelle Obama also gave Marine One models for Brown's kids to have. Again, many people were puzzled by this.

Then, when President Obama travels across the pond to Great Britain, he gives the Queen of England, an iPod, which included his favorite songs, video clips of himself, and video clips of Queen Elizabeth II. People on both sides of the pond we saying this is a disgrace to the relationship of the each nation's closest ally.

Now, we finally know why this has ALL happened, just read this entire story from the Sunday Times written by Ben Macintyre and Paul Orengoh:

Barack Obama’s grandfather was imprisoned and brutally tortured by the British during the violent struggle for Kenyan independence, according to the Kenyan family of the US President-elect.
Hussein Onyango Obama, Mr Obama’s paternal grandfather, became involved in the Kenyan independence movement while working as a cook for a British army officer after the war. He was arrested in 1949 and jailed for two years in a high-security prison where, according to his family, he was subjected to horrific violence to extract information about the growing insurgency.
“The African warders were instructed by the white soldiers to whip him every morning and evening till he confessed,” said Sarah Onyango, Hussein Onyango’s third wife, the woman Mr Obama refers to as “Granny Sarah”.
Mrs Onyango, 87, described how “white soldiers” visited the prison every two or three days to carry out “disciplinary action” on the inmates suspected of subversive activities.
“He said they would sometimes squeeze his testicles with parallel metallic rods. They also pierced his nails and buttocks with a sharp pin, with his hands and legs tied together with his head facing down,” she said The alleged torture was said to have left Mr Onyango permanently scarred, and bitterly antiBritish. “That was the time we realised that the British were actually not friends but, instead, enemies,” Mrs Onyango said. “My husband had worked so diligently for them, only to be arrested and detained.”
Mr Obama refers briefly to his grandfather’s imprisonment in his best-selling memoir, Dreams from My Father, but states that his grandfather was “found innocent” and held only for “more than six months”.
Mr Onyango served with the British Army in Burma during the Second World War and, like many army veterans, he returned to Africa hoping to win greater freedoms from colonial rule. Although a member of the Luo tribe from western Kenya, he sympathised with the Kikuyu Central Association, the organisation leading an independence movement that would evolve into the bloody uprising known as the Mau Mau rebellion.
“He did not like the way British soldiers and colonialists were treating Africans, especially members of the Kikuyu Central Association, who at the time were believed to be secretly taking oaths which included promises to kill the white settlers and colonialists,” Mrs Onyango said.
In his book, Mr Obama implies that his grandfather was not directly involved in the anticolonial agitation, but his grandmother said that her husband had supplied information to the insurgents. “His job as cook to a British army officer made him a useful informer for the secret oathing movement which would later form the Mau Mau rebellion,” she said. The Mau Mau used oaths as part of their initiation ceremony.
Mr Onyango was probably tried in a magistrates’ court on charges of political sedition or membership of a banned organisation, but the records do not survive because all such documentation was routinely destroyed in British colonies after six years.
“To arrest a Luo ex-soldier, who must have been a senior figure in the community, is pretty serious. They must have had some damn good evidence,” said Professor David Anderson, director of the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford and an authority on the Mau Mau rebellion.
The British responded to the Mau Mau uprising with draconian violence: at least 12,000 rebels were killed, most of them Kikuyu, but some historians believe that the overall death toll may have been more than 50,000. In total, just 32 European settlers were killed.
There is more provided in the link, but now this all makes sense. British Colonists in Kenya tortured Barack Obama's grandfather, which explains why he has acted weird, and disrespectful to Great Britain and its Government, and possibly even British Petroleum in recent months because of the Gulf Oil Spill and forcing them to give $20 Billion to claims. He has disdain for what England has done to his family and he wants them to pay for their crimes. I can't necessarily blame him, but this is something that should have been brought up before the election, a failure on the mainstream media, and even bloggers, including myself.

So what do you think of this information? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

-Christian N.

  1. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article5276010.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2
  2. http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/britain/uk.gif
  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1159627/To-special-friend-Gordon-25-DVDs-Obama-gives-Brown-set-classic-movies-Lets-hope-likes-Wizard-Oz.html
  4. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/4623148/Barack-Obama-sends-bust-of-Winston-Churchill-on-its-way-back-to-Britain.html
  5. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/04/01/2009-04-01_president_obama_gives_queen_ipod_loaded_-1.html