Archive for May 2nd, 2011

May 2, 2011

US birthers give evidence that President Obama’s birth certificate is an Adobe fake

Activist Post: There is still rising controversy over President’s Obama’s birth certificate which seems to have not closed the argument for the birthers’ movement.  In fact there is increasing speculation that the recent release of his birth certificate is a a fake:-
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Point 1:  father’s country of birth as stated on the certificate: Kenya, impossible, as its name then was British East Africa Protectorate. Kenya became independent in 1963.
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Point 2: Name of the hospital – it did not exist at the time -Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital merged with Kapiolani Hospital to become Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in 1978 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapiolani_Medical_Center_for_Women_and_Children
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Point 3: Left bottom corner – year 1961, figure 1 added in a completely different typeface (see film here http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/amateur-adobe-user-easily-finds-obamas.html).
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You can find a full analysis of the birth certificate here….
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[US Birthers’ Contributor]
May 2, 2011

President Obama executes Bin Laden and orders body to be quickly buried at sea

New York Times:  According to the account of  President Obama in a televised broadcast to the nation on May 1st 2011, Osama Bin Laden is dead.

Mr. Obama said that the reclusive Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan following a sting operation conducted by CIA and military operatives which had been authorised by him.  Bin Laden is reported to have been shot in the eye and his body quickly buried at sea.

Americans greeted the news with public rejoicing in Times Square at the Ground Zero site and in downtown Washington tooting horns abounded.

Mr. Obama said: “For over two decades, Bin Laden has been Al Qaeda’s leader and symbol….the death of Bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda. But his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that Al Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad.”

Why his body was disposed off so quickly, bearing in mind the significance of his execution remains a mystery and will be sure to cause more controversy in light of the ‘birther’ and ‘grader’, and ‘Hawaii State authentication’ issues that are facing the president.  It is reported that skeptics of the event are saying that the announcement by the president may be a last ditch ploy to save his plummeting popularity, but Mr. Obama’s supporters are hailing the news as a trump card for the besieged president  facing an election challenge in 2012 which, by  all accounts so far, he will lose.

[US Politics Contributor]

May 2, 2011

Ugandan security forces kill 2 people power protestors and injure 120 more

HuffPost World:  In Kampala  on Friday, security forces fired live bullets directly at protestors killing at least 2 and injuring around 120 in the biggest anti-government demonstration sub-Saharan Africa has seen this year. The police arrested around 360 people according to government reports.

The recent protests in Uganda are directed toward the removal of the country’s despotic president Yoweri Museveni who has ruled the country for twenty five years. The president though, is refusing to go and international observers fear that Uganda is likely to go the way of Egypt with increasing deaths and a bloody end to the conflict.

The intensity of Uganda’s recent anti-government demonstrations seems to have been precipitated by the brutish rendition of Uganda’s primary opposition politician, Dr. Kizza Besigye, when police recently penetrated the window of his vehicle with guns, smothered him with tear gas and took him off into their vehicle.  Besigye had been the president’s personal doctor and was sacked from the job in 1999 when he said that the government had become a ‘one man dictatorship’.  He had commented to the Associated Press  last week that Uganda was in dire economic difficulty with a broken down health care system and rising rates of employment.

Uganda is a country in Africa of some 35 million people of which more than half are under the age of 15.  Around 1.2 million have HIV/ AIDS.   The average daily wage for Ugandans is around $3.5 per day.  The country has recently discovered that it has oil reserves.

[Vuzo Kenlos, Middle East and Africa Contributor]

May 2, 2011

Covert racism and poor diplomacy spoils royal wedding

Rollingout.com describes the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton as a ‘royal slap to blacks’. The comment is gaining increasingly in momentum simply because there were hardly any black faces at all at this royal wedding of the year.
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But, ‘so what?’, royalists are saying. Well, it seems to matter for blacks as in particular, Prince William is second in the line of succession, behind Prince Charles, to the thrones of the sixteen independent sovereign states that make up the Commonwealth realms which, like the UK,  have significant numbers of black people as citizens (eg, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis).

The noble prince, is also second in line, behind his father, Prince Charles, to the position of Head of the Commonwealth (an organisation of some 54 nation states that include many African and Asian states).

Again, as for the world’s most prominent black family, the Obamas, many Americans are wondering why they had not been invited.  Royal commentators were quick to comment by saying that was because the occasion was not a state one, but private.  Daily Mail: “Because Prince William is not yet heir to the throne, his wedding to Kate Middleton is not classed as a ‘state occasion’ — and the couple feel under no pressure to fill the 2,000-strong guest list with heads of state.”

Well, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was a private affair, but then the Reagans had been invited. President Reagan could not attend as he was ill, but his wife, Nancy Reagan did attend. The Reagans were also invited to the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sara Ferguson – also not a ‘state’ occasion.

Commonwealth commentators are saying that whilst the noble prince is keen to up his PR message as a representative of the royal family abroad especially in African states where photos of him abound with African kids portraying him as a genuine representative of the Queen as Head of State of the Commonwealth of Nations.  In that respect, it is being said,  it is surprising that his wedding did not indicate that he is privately up to the job of being a true friend of the many blacks who are citizens of Commonwealth countries of which his family are in ascendancy and who in due course, himself and his wife, will increasingly represent.

[Joan Besquith-Jens, Royal Wedding Commentator]