Obama: Something Amiss With Visits to Kenya and Ethiopia

 

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– 27 July 2015 –

Clusivius:

Clusivius-sqOn Friday, Barrack Obama arrived in Kenya, supposedly to attend the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

The Summit, started by the United States in order to “deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.”  Previous locations for the event were Washington, D.C. in 2010, Istanbul in 2011, Dubai in 2012, Kuala Lumpur in 2013, and Marrakech, Morocco in 2014. Gradually, and without saying so, the focus on Muslim communities seems to have broadened to the rest of the developing world, thus the 2015 meeting in Nairobi.

The people of Kenya love their native son. People crowded the streets to hopefully catch a glimpse of him. The Kenyan government rushed to have grass planted along the roads and the curbs painted to make Nairobi presentable to the celebrity president.

Obama, seemingly not much in love with the country of his biological father, criticized Kenya’s centuries-old traditions, its corruption, and its treatment of women and homosexuals, delivered while standing next to Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta. To his credit, Kenyatta immediately replied to Obama’s criticism:

“We share so many values, our common love for democracy, entrepreneurship, value for families. But there are some things we must admit we don’t share, our culture, our societies don’t accept,” he told a frowning Mr Obama.

“It’s very difficult to impose that on people that which they themselves do not accept. For Kenyans today the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue. We want to focus on other areas that are day-to-day living for people.”

It sounds like Mr. Kenyatta is a better president than ours.

There is something a little off about Obama’s visit to Kenya and Ethiopia. Why would the Entrepreneurship Summit, created as it was to foster ties between the US and Muslim-majority nations, choose Kenya, 83% Christian, to host the 2015 summit?

In 2013, Somali terrorists killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.  They claimed that they were retaliating against Kenya’s involvement with Ethiopia in a war against insurgents in Somalia.  Both Ethiopia and Kenya, Christian countries, have battled Muslim, Somali minorities along their borders with that country.

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Areas inhabited by the Somali people. Note that they bleed into significant portions of Ethiopia and Kenya.

Obama is being criticized by human rights activists for his visits to Kenya and Ethiopia.

International Leftists dislike Kenya’s President Kenyatta because he supposedly participated in election fraud in 2007, his government opposes homosexuality, and because of

…rampant corruption, repressive measures against civil society groups and the media, and police brutality and persecution of minorities in the name of his own “war on terror”.

Kenya is much like any other country in Sub-Saharan Africa, rich in natural resources, its people split among several native ethnic groups. The country is prone to inter-tribal warfare, as most of its recent violence-ridden elections attest. And similar to most other African nations, its economic growth is directed by, and owned by, non-native and international elites.  Kenya, like so many other countries, suffers from the erosion of its sovereignty and social cohesion in favor of globalist cosmopolitanism, a new form of colonialism.

The city of Nairobi is home to a significant minority of wealthy whites, Jews, and Indians who own the country’s major businesses and manipulate its government behind the scenes.  Without these forces, the country would likely split apart, as its borders remain an artificial creation of colonial powers.

The natives do benefit from this wealth and relative stability, some of them. A small but growing middle class is forming in the larger cities. The people do have some say in who represents them in the government, even though government policy is often co-opted by foreign interests. Maybe this is generally good for the people there.

As far as Ethiopia:

Having become the first sitting US president to visit Kenya, on Sunday Obama will achieve the same distinction in Ethiopia, which receives about $800m (£512m) a year in US military assistance and is seen as a bulwark against the spread of Islamist militancy in Africa. [Emphasis mine – Clusivius] It is also widely regarded as an authoritarian regime that locks up more journalists than almost any other country in Africa. Critics question why Obama would allow it to bask in the glow of the world’s most powerful democrat.

Still economically poor, Ethiopia’s economy has grown from 7 to 15% each year, with palpable and much-needed benefits for most of the country’s people.  Since overthrowing its failed communist regime in 1991, the country has been more or less ruled by the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a secular and authoritarian coalition of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic groups.  The EPRDF has manipulated elections to maintain its power, and the government has gradually suppressed its internal opposition. Ethiopia is imitating China’s economic model for growth, with great success.

Ethiopia is comprised of a multitude of ethnic groups, with none forming a majority.  Christians account for 63% of the population, with Muslims at 34%.  Much of the eastern portion of Ethiopia, comprised of the Afar and Somali regions, have an overwhelming Muslim majority.  In the case of Afar, there is an active independence movement. In the Somali region, Ogadan (Somali) separatists have fought to join Somalia since 1994.  Without an authoritarian regime to hold it together, Ethiopia would tear itself apart.

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Map of religions in Ethiopia’s ethnic-based regions. Both the Afar and Somali have ongoing separatist movements, and much of the center of the country has no majority religion at all, a recipe for internal strife.

Somalia, neighboring both Kenya and Ethiopia, might be the most lawless country in the world. Its civil war, begun in 1994, has never really ended. Occasionally both Ethiopia and Kenya have suffered violence that spilled over from Somalia, and both countries have made attempts to intervene there, most notably with Operation Linda Nchi in 2011-2012.

Obama’s visit to Kenya was met with widespread excitement and acclaim, and surely a good many of Kenya’s people have taken Obama’s words to heart. This weakens the authority of Christians and traditionalists there, and potentially undermines Kenya’s anti-terrorist measures.  Likely the same thing will happen in Ethiopia. Any weakness in the two governments will only benefit the Muslim terrorists in their midst.

Obama has a history of coddling Muslim terrorists, as we see with US inaction against ISIS and the absurd nuclear treaty with Iran.  And Obama’s lack of reactions to Muslim attacks within the US—such as the Fort Hood shootings or the recent recruiter murders in Chattanooga—compares negatively to his overreactions to other mass shootings or black deaths by police.

Could Obama’s visit to Kenya and Ethiopia form some sort of effort to destabilize the governments of Kenya and Ethiopia in favor of Somali Muslim radicals?


 

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  1. Ethiopia is a very interesting country, I hope Obama and his muzzie friends don’t ruin it. Its Christianity is ancient and it has many ancient churches for the musselmen to destroy.

    While I know its really his power brokers behind him who are screwing us, I really can’t stand Obama.

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    • “While I know its really his power brokers behind him who are screwing us, I really can’t stand Obama.”

      I cannot agree with you more on this one. I really, really loathe that guy. A lot.

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  2. Reblogged this on Brittius.

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