Category Archives: Kenya

An analysis on Trump to be taken with a grain of salt

I found this post at Hot Air. It has been written by Allahpundit who seems to want either Pawlenty or Huckabee to be the nominee.  What a poor choice….!! Neither of these two has much chance of being able to win in debates against duh Won. Of course, Allahpundit continues to diss Sarah Palin.

However what is crazy to me is that Allahpundit blindly believes something written by Ben Smith at Politico, which is nothing more than a journolist hit piece on Donald Trump.

For the time being none of it is really important. The race is just beginning and is still very lukewarm. Some of the desired combinations that are given onHotAir are not at all desirable to the rest of the world.

Donald Trump has been hitting on the one issue that the MSM and Cocktail Republicans  do not want to touch. It has been quite amusing to watch how all of this is going down. The Donald has been taking quite a few shots at a whole swag of people. The cry of “you’re racist” is not only getting old, it is like the boy who cried wolf, and it has just as much power and impact. How can it be racist to challenge a white man (his mother is white) on where he was born, especially when his imputed father is a Kenyan and British Citizen? How can it be racist to bring up the fact that dual citizenship disqualifies a person for the position of POTUS? Dual citizenship should disqualify any American from having anything to do with weaponry and especially missiles. So why does it not disqualify a man who says that his father was a Kenyan?

In my view Trump has been doing a great job in highlighting the issue. I just hope that he will get on with highlighting the Natural Born Citizen side of the issue, which is the real reason that Østupid is not qualified to be POTUS.

More on the Ivory Coast

At one point it looked like Gbagbo had given in and that he would negotiate to leave the Presidential palace. However, since then, Gbagbo has hunkered down in the bunkers.

There is now new evidence of massacres, which is in fact ethnically, not religiously, motivated. The latest is the discovery of more than 100 bodies and the evidence is rather horrific since some were burnt alive and others have been thrown down a well.

The violence and massacres sounds a lot like what took place in Kenya when Raila Odinga claimed that there had been fraud in the election result, which also ended with ethnic violence.

However, it is this paragraph in the story that has caught my attention:

In a separate incident, more than 40 people are believed to have been killed by Liberian mercenaries in recent days.

UN peacekeepers were posted in the area when the killings took place, but did not intervene.

Meanwhile, the head of the UN peacekeeping operation in Ivory Coast says Mr Gbagbo’s forces have regained some ground in Abidjan that they had lost to Mr Ouattara’s side.

UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said Mr Gbagbo’s forces used a lull on Tuesday for peace talks as a ruse to reinforce their positions. The talks have so far led nowhere.

Note the use of mercenaries. In Libya Daffy Duck is using mercenaries from Chad and Mali.

Kenyans face trial in the International Court

You can be sure that you only heard half of the story from people who have a tendency to twist the facts. I just found this link which gives a background to the violence of the elections in Kenya where Raila Odinga, the Prime Minister was defeated.

During the violence more than 1,300 persons were killed. They came from 2 main tribes, neither of them were the Luo tribe. Here is a brief excerpt of the report:

The accused are some of the most powerful people in the country, including Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, the perceived leaders of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin ethnic groups respectively, which have had a monopoly on the presidency since independence. In the lead-up to the hearing both men have been cautioned by the government for hate speech during rallies to drum up support.

The first hearing involves Ruto and fellow MP, Henry Kosgey, who have both been suspended from the cabinet over fraud allegations, as well as Joshua Arap Sang, a radio presenter. They are accused of planning and inciting the initial wave of ethnic violence following President Mwai Kibaki’s fraud-tainted election win at the end of 2007.

Allegedly at their instruction, Kalenjin militias in the Rift Valley targeted supporters of Kibaki, mostly Kikuyus, torching houses, looting and murdering. Many people are still unable to return home.

The second hearing deals with the retaliatory violence, which saw Kikuyu gangs attack civilians perceived to back the prime minister, Raila Odinga, who many believe beat Kibaki in the presidential election.

Kenyatta, who is deputy prime minister and finance minister, and the son of Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta, is accused as an “indirect co-perpetrator” of murder, rape and forcible transfer of persons. Alongside him will be the cabinet secretary, Francis Muthaura, who is Kibaki’s closest adviser, and the former police chief Hussein Ali.

Kenyatta Sr. was known to Øbama Sr.

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This story is worth reading to gain further insight into the charges being laid over the violence in Kenya.

The first group facing a hearing and charges are associated with Odinga. They are charged with the more serious offence of targeting civilians.

The second group are charged with similar violent offences against Odinga supporters.

In the words of the press report:

Issuing summonses for the men in March, the ICC said there were reasonable grounds to believe the Kenyatta group was responsible for attacks against supporters of Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) with a view to keeping Kibaki’s Party for National Unity (PNU) in power.

The group of Ruto, Kosgey and Sang, on the other hand, were believed to have been part of a plan “targeting members of the civilian population supporting the PNU, in order to punish them and evict them from the Rift Valley with the ultimate goal of gaining power and creating a uniform ODM voting block”.

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