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We may have much to agree on where the issue of rebellion is concerned. But you didn't really answer my question. :)
Who does God consider to be the "leaders" in a republic or a democracy?" Is it those who are elected or appointed to serve & administrate the daily affairs of the nation?, Or is it those who put them there and who also have the power to remove them?
Considering that under our form of government, the people are given the power, privilege and responsibility to both choose these representatives, and also to remove them when conditions warrant.
Not to try to put you on the spot, just wonder what you think.
I live in Israel, Obama supports Khalidi and is friends with Khalidi.
The LA Times is not releasing a dinner Obama had with Khalidi.
Khalidi served in Beirut with the PLO when my country was fighting the PLO in Lebanon.
Many Lebanese Christians were killed by the PLO occupying forces, and so was my wife's brother killed in Beirut by the PLO who served in the IDF (my wife is a native Israeli).
Obama supports someone who had a role in the death of my wife's brother she was very close to.
Khalidi was in Beirut the same year my wife's brother died supporting the people who killed him.
My wife's brother in the IDF (Israeli Army) was in Beirut to help the Lebanese from the occupying PLO invaders into Lebanon.
The PLO was a terrorist org. when Khalidi was a part of it in Beirut.
Obama is also quoted in a leak quote from this video as saying Israel is occupying Palestinians and is creating apartheid.
Sorry, as an Israeli citizen.... Obama wants my death and the death of my people.
An African Pastor's Uncomfortable Warning to America
Mbijiwe Mwenda says we are being naive to ignore Barack Obama’s ties to a dangerous Kenyan politician.
Mbijiwe Mwenda is a voice crying in the wilderness—from the other side of the world.
The Kenyan pastor... , does not have a voice on CNN or Fox News. But he has been warning Christians during a recent visit to the United States that more is at stake in the 2008 election than anyone supposed.
“Many Americans do not seem to realize the price that has been paid for your freedom,” Mwenda says. “I am afraid we are about to lose the America we have known in the past—the America that has been a hope for the world.”
“Democratic presidential challenger Barack Obama has a cozy relationship with Raila Odinga, an avowed Marxist politician who now serves as Kenya’s prime minister.”
Mwenda’s main concern: That Democratic presidential challenger Barack Obama has a cozy relationship with Raila Odinga, an avowed Marxist politician who now serves as Kenya’s prime minister. Obama, who made taxpayer-funded visits to Kenya in 2004, 2005 and 2006, campaigned for Odinga in 2006.
During public appearances in Kenya, Odinga introduced Obama as his cousin. But later a family member denied that claim, saying that Odinga and Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., simply came from the same village. Both Obama Sr. and Odinga are from the Luo tribe, Kenya’s third largest.
When Odinga ran for president of Kenya last year and lost by a slim margin, tribal violence erupted amid claims of voter fraud. About 150,000 people died (many were killed in machete attacks), hundreds of churches were burned and 600,000 villagers were displaced. The international community had to broker a peace deal, allowing Odinga to serve as prime minister while his opponent, Mwai Kibaki, was named president.
Today, Odinga hopes that Obama will win the White House on Nov. 4 to boost support for his bid to become president of Kenya in 2012.
Pastor Mwenda says he is amazed that Americans don’t seem concerned that Obama is tied to Odinga. He rattled off a list of facts that Charisma has verified:
· Odinga was trained in communist ideology in Europe and holds Marxist views. “He even named his son Fidel Castro,” Mwenda says.
· He has obvious ties to Muslim interests and even received funding for his presidential campaign from Libya. Although he officially claims to be an Anglican, Mwenda says, “[Odinga] has been very sympathetic to Muslims and some say he is a Muslim secretly.”
· Odinga fits in nicely with Arab leaders’ plans for Africa. When they convened in Nigeria in 2001, they released a statement indicating that Kenya is to play a key role in spreading Islam throughout southern Africa. Says Mwenda: “Odinga is a dangerous man. A dictator.”
· Odinga has promised to enact Sharia law in “Muslim declared regions” of Kenya—meaning that pork would be outlawed, women could not drive and crimes would be punished according to Islamic tradition.
So why did Obama campaign for Odinga? Independent journalists around the world have been asking that question since 2006. Paula Abeles of African Press International wrote in August: “Clearly Obama campaigned for someone who is corrupt, ruthless and has financial ties to terrorists. … Senator Obama’s actions—intentional or not—were in direct conflict with the efforts and interests of U.S. national security.”
Many Kenyans are proud that a son of Kenya has a shot at the White House. But Kenya’s evangelical Christians are less enthusiastic. Like Mwenda, many of them are also troubled that Obama’s paternal grandmother has publicly stated that she sacrifices chickens and pours libations daily when praying for Obama to win the election. “She has been doing this since the [Democratic] primaries,” Mwenda says.
“Something is about to go wrong in your country,” Mwenda warned me.
I'm likely to vote for neither Obama nor McCain, but I really dislike false claims about either:
Which were you saying was a false claim? The post you replied to, or the Obama ad you linked to? Thanks.