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Obama Nation of Islam

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More info as of today! 10/11/08 Berg is on the brink of getting through! I finally have hope now. Here is a video done very recently of in interview done by an Independant! It explains a lot. I’m posting this so you can have hope too! Send it to friends, family and news organizations and any government officials you can! I am! :)

It’s on You Tube FINALLY! <a href=”” rel=”nofollow”>
I hope I entered this correctly.

Also read a terrific blog by Jeff Schreiber, who is in regular contact with Berg. His latest was posted today.

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Ok Im displaying the PEACE sign here in this one. Peace people please. Im a nice guy really.





I have been hoping I would never have to write this article. I hoped it would never get to this point, which would force me to openly speak out against the first African American to seriously have a chance to be elected President of the United States.

But after reviewing all the Stanley Kurtz material on Barack Obama/Bill Ayers relationship, Ive come to the conclusion Barack Obama is definitely under the influence of a radical ideology that is so dangerous, it could literally pose a danger to the very existence of the United States, especially when we have an economy already in crises, and a war in progress against one of the greatest threats we have ever faced, in Islamic terrorism. (Photo to the right is William Ayers mug shot taken upon arrest by Chicago police in 1968 – just before Ayers began his campaign in the early 70s – bombing campaign that is, not political)

I know Barack Obama. No I havent met Barack Obama personally, but I know many African Americans like him. African Americans who were born in the 1950s and early 1960s who are now in their 40 and 50s in age. I am of that generation.

Based on things I have heard and read of his associations in the 90s with Bill Ayers and others,, when he was 34 and not 8 years old (as Barack relates his age to the bombing apex of Ayers, instead of when his true interaction occurred), I believe Barack Obama is one of those people with a basic belief that America is an evil and racist nation that needs radical change. I not only believe that of Barack, but of his wife Michelle too, who early in his campaign let slip her true feelings about this country.

I too once held that same bitterness, and I wont claim it doesnt some time well up in me. But I finally rejected , and am able to overcome the hatred and bitterness, as I came to understand through my Christian spiritual experience what the true causes of racism and all other hatred and disputes between humans truly stem from.

But I truly doubt Barack and Michelle have rejected their hidden rage and bitterness, under the warped hateful Afro-centric version of Christianity , which they were subjected to for many years under the pastor-ship Rev Jeremiah Wright.

My warning to all Americans both white and black (those AAs who can overcome the vote black impulse) is that in Barack Obama, you are not getting Bill Cosby, you are getting a very well disguised version of Louis Farrakhan.

The question you need to ask yourself now and on Nov 4th is this.

Do you really want to put the toxic cocktail of a character mentored and tutored by Rev Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers in the White House?

Especially when this country is facing economic and security issues so critical our very existence is threatened.

I do not.

Some African Americans will read this and brand me a traitor for this article. I say to them what good is changing America from what you may believe is bad to something much worse, for the small satisfaction of being able to say we have a black man in the White House.

So personally, with conflicting feeling about it, Im rejecting the first African American nominated for the Presidency, for what I honestly believe is the future good and well being of this country.

I hope all those reading this will give serious consideration to what I present here, and do so too.

See also:


More from API on the American election. Sometimes the articles published at API stir up some controversy. Controversy can be good.

William Ayers Steve Diamond Stanley Kurtz Barack Obama


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Japan confident Zimbabwe will resolve dispute with UK

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Japans new ambassador here, Morita Koichi, on Thursday said that he was confident that Zimbabwes dispute with Britain would soon be overcome, setting the southern African country firmly on a path to economic recovery.

Speaking to reporters soon after presenting his diplomatic credentials to President Robert Mugabe in the capital Harare, Koichi said the dispute between Harare and London was not insurmountable and expressed optimism that relations between the two countries would normalise in the near future.

Zimbabwe is locked in an eight-year bilateral dispute with former colonial master Britain triggered by Mugabes decision to expropriate land from white farmers in protest at London s refusal to honour its 1979 pledge to finance land reforms in the country.

The dispute has since taken an international dimension, with other Western countries siding with Britain in its criticism of Harare.

More than 130 senior members of Mugabes government and ruling ZANU PF party are subject to Western targeted sanctions, which bar them from travelling to Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

They are also not allowed to own assets or hold bank accounts in these countries.



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Egypt, Sudan to enhance integration, bilateral cooperation

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Senior Egyptian and Sudanese officials will exchange visits within the next few days to enhance bilateral cooperation in various areas including agriculture, media, infrastructure and electricity areas, the visiting Sudanese Presidential Adviser Moustafa Othman Ismail told the press on Thursday.

Following a meeting with Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, Presidential Adviser Moustafa Othman Ismail said that the Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit will visit Sudan next week for talks within the framework of the integration process between the two countries.

The Egyptian Agriculture and Land Reclamation minister Amin Abaza will also visit Khartoum in coming days.

The governor of the Northern State (Sudan) will visit Egypt next week, Othman added.

PM Nazif urged Egypt and Sudan to focus on two concrete projects namely, the Aljazera project to cultivate about two million acres in Sudan, and the joint agriculture and meat production project for food security in the two countries.



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The French Minster of State for Foreign Trade, Anne-Marie Idrac, announced on Thursday an over 500 million investment of her country in cement production and wind-powered electricity generation in Ethiopia.

rench Minster Anne-Marie Idrac is visiting Ethiopia since Wednesday evening.

Accordingly, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) signed an agreement worth 210 million with the French company, Vergnet Groupe. The French group will be providing power to the EEPCo through its Wind Power Project.

EEPCo General Manager Mehert Debebe and the president of the French company Marc Vergnet signed the agreement late Thursday at the French embassy in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Minister of Mines and Energy Alemayehu Tegenu said at the signing ceremony that the project has a capacity of generating 120 MW, annual energy production which will jump from 400 to 450 GWH.

This is the first time France invests such a huge amount of money in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is currently undertaking various hydroelectric projects expected to be operational before 2009.

This latest project by France has an implementation schedule of 36 months. The first phase of the project is expected to yield 30 MW capacity and will be commissioned in 16 months.

The visiting French delegation also signed an agreement worth 300 million for the establishment of a cement factory in Ethiopia.

French Minster Anne-Marie Idrac said the agreements will contribute a lot to further scale up the existing cooperation between the two countries.

Madam Idrac and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi discussed relations between the two countries.

Meles assured the visiting French delegation that his government will do whatever is required from his government to accomplish the planned, French-financed, wind-powered power generation project in Ethiopia.

According to PM Zenawi, this wind power project would be a pioneer in Ethiopia.



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The African Union and Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Wednesday commended President Kgalema Motlanthe and government of South Africa for reaffirming their support to the continued role of former President Thabo Mbeki as the SADC mandated mediator in the Zimbabwe inter-party political dialogue.

We underscore our appreciation of the tireless efforts of President Mbeki, which culminated in the signing of the Agreement on Resolving the Challenges Facing Zimbabwe at a ceremony held in Harare on 15 September 2008, said a joint statement by AU and SADC.

The two regional bodies also expressed their confidence in Mbekis ability to assist the Zimbabwean parties to effectively implement the commitments they have entered into.

We encourage the parties to live up to the expectations of the people of Zimbabwe and the international community by fully and faithfully implementing the agreement they have reached, in particular through the early establishment of a new government of as provided therein, the statement said.

As guarantors of the implementation of the Agreement, both the AU and SADC will spare no effort in supporting its full and effective implementation, the statement added.



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Al Shabab insurgents soften their stance on closure of Mogadishu airport

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Al Shabab, the Islamist insurgent group fighting in southern Somalia announced on Thursday that Mogadishus Aden Adde airport may be reopened if the authorities are prepared to negotiate with them.

A spokesman for Al Shabab, Sheikh Muqtar Robw Abu Mansur said here that the reasons which led them to close the airport still exist, but that they may revoke the decision to blockade the airport.

Our decision was not a Quranic verse and we can change it, but negotiations are necessary, Sheikh Muqtar Robow, popularly known as Abu Mansur said by telephone on Thursday morning.

We are fighting for the wellbeing of the Somali people and we know that many public services were halted after the closure of the airport, so we may cancel our decision, because of the Somali peoples interest, the Sheikh added during his press conference on Thursday morning.

He did not however elaborate with whom, when and where the negotiations will start.

Managers of an air company based in Mogadishu tried to give us some money in return for the airports reopening and we told them that we do not take bribery said the Sheikh.

In mid last month Al Shabab announced the blockade on Mogadishu airport saying that it was regularly used by American and Israeli intelligence services and also was a base for the African Union peacekeepers which they regard as invading forces.

They also said that the income from the airport was administered by the Ethiopian occupying forces.

The Islamic Courts Union, local elders and intellectuals have differently called for on Al Shabab to lift the blockade on the airport.

Earlier this week, a Mogadishu-based human rights organization claimed in a press release that at least 366 civilians have been killed in armed clashes and shelling in Mogadishu as the result of mortar attacks on the airport.



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Germany extradites former Rwandan minister to UN tribunal in Arusha

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The German authorities on Wednesday extradited from Frankfurt, Germany to the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, the former Rwandan minister of Planning Augustin Ngirabatware, accused of complexity in the 1994 genocide, according to the tribunal statement issued Wednesday evening.

The UN tribunal in a statement; expressed its gratitude to the German government for the arrest, detention and smooth transfer of the accused person to Arusha.

Ngirabatware, who was arrested in Germany on September17 last year, will soon make his initial appearance before the Trial Chamber II composed of Judges William Sekule, presiding, Arlette Ramaroson and Solomy Bossa, to answer charges preferred against him.

The accused is facing nine counts including genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, crimes against humanity for murder, extermination, rape, inhumane acts, and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol II.

Over one million people were killed during the 100 days mayhem during the Rwandan genocide, with the killers often using machetes or clubs.

Initially, Ngirabatware was jointly charged with Jean de Dieu Kamuhanda, former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research who, according to the tribunals charge sheet, on January 22, 2004, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, following dismissal of his appeal on September19, 2005.



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Kenyan foreign minister Moses Wetangula has denied that the Ukrainian ship that Somali pirates hijacked two weeks ago 200 miles off the coast of Somalia was destined for southern Sudan and not Kenya as claimed by certain circles.

The Kenyan government on Wednesday reiterated its claims of the ownership of the vessels contents of military tanks, artillery, grenade launchers and ammunition.

On the other hand, speculation has been rife on both local and international media in the country claiming that the consignment was indeed heading to southern Sudan and that the Kenyan government bought the consignment on behalf of the southern Sudanese government, a region the United Nations has slapped with an arms embargo.

A Unites States navy spokesman, Nathan Christensen, was quoted in the media last week confirming that the ship with 21 crew members onboard was heading to southern Sudan, an emerging scenario that is bound to put Kenya at an embarrassing diplomatic position if the claims are indeed true.

Addressing a news conference at his offices in Nairobi, Wetangula said that the government has collaborating evidence indicating that the ship was indeed heading for Kenya, adding that the reports indicating otherwise were fictitious and baseless.

However, on Tuesday the media obtained a ship manifest on the purchase of the ship listing Kenya as the consignee with GOSS as the contract reference, a normal abbreviation for Government of South Sudan.

The minister denied the claims saying that GOSS is in fact an acronym of General Ordinance Supplies and Security.

The minister at the same time ruled out the possibility of giving the US$20 million ransom demanded by the buccaneers. Giving any ransom would be tantamount to encouraging piracy in one of the most dangerous waters in the world, he said.



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Rwanda seeks international against interahamwe militias in DRC

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The Rwandan minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation, Rosemary Museminali on Tuesday held closed door discussions with members of the diplomatic corps in Rwanda over the escalating conflict in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), accusing the Congolese military forces of fighting jointly with the Rwandan interahamwe militias against renegade general Laurent Nkunda.

During a press briefing after the diplomats meeting at the ministrys offices in Kigali, Museminali said the government condemned the alliance between the DRC army forces and Rwandas former genocidal forces the Interahamwe regrouped under the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

The meeting was aimed at updating the diplomatic community on the current conflict in DRC. We also wanted to express the governments dissatisfaction over the fighting between rebels of Nkunda and the DRC forces supported by the Rwandan interahamwe militias, said Museminali who was flanked by President Paul Kagames special envoy to the Great Lakes region, Dr Richard Sezibera.

We call on the international community to be at the forefront of convincing the DRC government to refrain from allying and supporting forces linked to the 1994 genocide and who are also dangerous to regional security, she added, pointing out that the DRC government support to the rebels was against the spirit of both the Lusaka and Nairobi peace accords which compelled the DRC government todisarm and repatriate the rebels to face justice in Rwanda over their suspected genocide crimes.

The international community must fight tooth and nail to ensure that these people are disarmed, demobilized and eventually those who can be reintegrated are integrated, so that the whole problem is uprooted.

Sezibera described as diversionary and unfounded allegations by the DRC government that Rwanda was giving both logistical and military support to Nkundas rebels. On the contrary, he said Rwanda had undisputable evidence that the DRC forces were jointly in offensive against the Nkunda rebels. He also accused the DRC authorities of arresting, harassing and killing people suspected to be Rwandans.

There are collaborative reports that Rwanda is heavily amassing its troops along major border points with DRC and on high alert of any possible incursion by the rebels into Rwandan territory. But Sezibera says Rwanda has to defend its sovereignty and its territorial integrity, insisting that there are no Rwandan forces in DRC.



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