Can Obama be trusted? By Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

This article was updated on the request of the author.

The American Presidential election will take place in a few days time and frankly some questions still need to be answered. I wish that Governor Mitt Romney had put one of those questions particularly to President Barrack Hussein Obama during their last Presidential debate, which was on foreign policy. Permit me to put that question here and it is as follows. Why did the President bow so low before Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah four years ago during his first state visit to the Arab Gulf state and why did he feel the need to almost touch his toes with his forehead when he did so. It is a matter of historical record that no American President in the last 200 years has ever bowed so low before any foreign leader, Prime Minister, Head of State, President or monarch. It appears to me to be rather strange that Obama, on his first trip to the Middle East as President of the most powerful country on the planet, should literally prostrate before an Arab King whose country has an abominable record on human rights, civil liberties, the rights of women and religious minorities and where the system of government is a totalitarian and absolute monarchy. Luckily a picture was taken of that celebrated event and that picture really does tell us something about the American President’s mindset. Yet it does not stop there.

On that same trip four years ago, after leaving Saudi Arabia, Obama toured the greater part of the Middle East and Egypt and in speech after speech he apologised to the Arabs for American policy in the Middle East over the previous 50 years. He did this despite the fact that in most of those countries Christians, shia Muslims and ethnic minorities have no rights at all and even though they have been killed, persecuted and suppressed for many decades. Again he did this even though none of those countries were democracies and even though all of them, except for two, have refused to acknowledge the right of the Jewish State of Israel to even exist. This left a bad taste in the mouth of many at the time and the question that came to my mind was whether the ”Hussein” was coming out of the ”Barrack Hussein Obama” more than the ”Barrack” itself was. Yet whatever anyone may feel about the issue of his touching his toes with his head and his bowing before the Saudi king, as far as I am concerned, President Obama is not what he appears to be. There is far more to him than meets the eye. A couple more questions will suffice to illustrate this point.

Why is it that each time Barrack Obama is about to submit himself for a Presidential election and seek a mandate from his people there is a raging, monumental, earth-shattering and record-breaking freak of a storm, which kills numerous people in America? It happened a few days before his Presidential election in 2008 and it has just happened again a few days before his Presidential election in 2012. Again why is it that on the first day of the convention of the opposition Republican party, both in 2008 and again this year, yet another violent and dangerous killer storm hit the towns in which the two conventions were held causing them both to be partially disrupted? What is Obama’s relationship with the elemental forces? What is his relationship with God or some lesser deity? What is his source of power and what is his spiritual foundation? There is no doubt that he is a powerful orator and that he delivers brilliant speeches that mesmerises his audience. Yet so did Adolf Hitler and we all know what he was.

I ask these questions because President Obama has supported every anti-Christian and anti-faith policy that the American permissive state has thrown up and endorsed in recent years. The violation and literal denunciation of these religious core values, in my view, betrays the unfolding of an illicit, dark, sinister and subterranean anti-Christ agenda, which must be rejected by all true men and women of faith. They must be renounced by every Christian, every Jew and every Muslim and indeed all those that truly espouse the noble values and virtues of any of the three Abrahamic faiths. They must be rejected by all those that believe in the supremacy and efficacy of a monotheic God whose core values and holistic principles and standards are worthy of emulation and of being respected and cherished.

There are many examples of these gross violations of our core religious values but permit me to share just four of them with you here. Firstly, President Obama has endorsed a woman’s right to have an abortion and he has publically denounced ”the right to life” of unborn babies. Secondly, he has endorsed same-sex marriages. Thirdly, he has consistently supported homosexuality and the rights of homosexuals and lesbians. And fourthly, and perhaps the most disturbing of all, he has endorsed the right of same-sex couples to adopt and raise children. Quite apart from these four, Obama has also endorsed all manner of social perversions and deviant behaviour in the name of humanism, ”new age” liberalism and the permissive American state. No true believer or person of faith can possibly accept such practices, endorse such values and still stand right before God.

To put the icing on the cake, let me make one more point. Rev. Jene Robinson, a vocal and practising homosexual, whose ordination as a Bishop split the Anglican Church in America into two, was specially selected by Obama to deliver the invocation of the name of God and prayers at the beginning of the inaugural weekend of his inauguration ceremony as President in 2008. What message was Obama trying to send to America and to the world by insisting on this?

Outside of the area of social and religious values President Obama has also failed in the area of foreign and domestic policy. A few examples will suffice. The unprecedented number of drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan which has led to record highs in the number of  deaths of innocent Muslim civilians, women and children in both countries. The alienation of Pakistan and Afghanistan as key allies in the war against terror. The destabilisation of north Africa and the opening of the door for Islamic insurgents in the north African Arab Sahel states and the west African sub-region. The display of weakness and procrastination before Iran and it’s covert agenda to build a nuclear bomb. The display of double standards in the State of Bahrain and the over-pampering of the Arab Gulf states. The sheer mess that has been created in Syria and the indecision and procrastination of the Obama administration who have abandoned the opposition forces in that country even as thousands of innocent people are being slaughtered by Assad’s brutal regime. The insincerity of purpose and sheer coldness being displayed towards Israel and the indifference to her dangerous and existential plight. The disdain and contempt shown to all people of faith, the evangelical movement, the Christian far-right and the vision of the old Pilgrim Fathers that founded the great country that is known as the United States of America.

The removal of the words “God” and “Israel” from the Democratic Party Convention. The disastrous handling of the American economy that has acquired a five trillion dollar deficit in the last four years. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Mali and Nigeria due to a shortsighted and reckless policy in Libya. The taking of power by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the rise in power of Al Shabbad in Somalia and East Africa. The inexplicable refusal to declare Boko Haram (the Islamic terror group that is bombing and killing thousands in northern Nigeria) as a terrorist organisation. The gradual turning of America into a quasi- welfarist state where ”big government” reigns and in which the traditional engine room of growth that is known as the American middle class is being systematically weakened and destroyed. The desecration of the traditional family unit and good old fashioned Christian values by the adoption of strange and liberal “new age” practices, values and philosophies. The inability to protect the lives of American diplomats living abroad and the lack of firm reprisals after the killing of the American Ambassador and other Americans by terrorists in Libya. The massive foreign debt that America has acquired in the last four years. The huge quantum of cash that America is now owing China. The fact that fuel prices have doubled in America in the last four years. The fact that trade and aid to the African continent has dropped to an all-time low under Obama’s government and that historically it is only under Republican administrations that Africa is treated with any real compassion and equity in terms of economic policy. The fact that more money and concrete support was pumped into Africa and African causes by President George W. Bush than any other President in American history and that President Obama has literally reversed all that in the last four years. The fact that Obama’s refusal to tap into, make use of and mine the fossil fuels, coal and massive oil and gas reserves that reside in American territory which has led to an unhealthy and expensive dependence on foreign oil and a dangerous interest in the affairs of oil-producing nations. The fact that the American military has been subjected to serious cutbacks and that some of those cut backs have affected the morale of the Armed Forces. The list goes on and on. These are just some of Obama’s disastrous legacies and sadly the mistakes he has made in his foreign policy in north Africa particularly impacts on us directly in Nigeria and in west Africa. Let me give you just one example of that. Had it not been for the fall-out of the mess in Libya and the brutal way in which Muammar Ghadaffi, the Libyan leader, was murdered in cold blood one year ago, his Taureg friends and allies in north Africa would not have been inspired and driven to take over northern Mali and create a Taliban-style Islamic fundamentalist state there and northern Nigeria would not have been flooded with jihadist foot-soldiers and all manner of sophisticated arms and bombing devices for usage by Boko Haram.

With Obama all we see and hear are beautiful and inspirational speeches, a good deal of doublespeak, a failed economic policy and a weak, dangerous and thoroughly uninspiring foreign policy. Worst still all we see in Obama’s African policy is unpredictability, chaos, the appeasement of terrorists and utter confusion. Given this I cannot come to any other conclusion than the fact that President Barrack Hussein Obama cannot be trusted with America or indeed the world for the next four years. In my view he is a very mysterious, strange and complex man and sadly he has proved to be a thoroughly disappointing President. Consequently my prayer is that Governor Mitt Romney defeats him in the Presidential election, which will hold in a few days time. If he does not, I fear that the much-predicted “beginning of the end” of America as a world economic power may have just begun. With China on the rise, Russia waxing strong, Brazil, India and Japan flexing their muscles and the European Union finally beginning to take shape and find her feet, in the next twenty years the world will be a very different place and America may no longer be “prima inter pares” (the first amongst equals). Only Romney can stop that downward trend. I am aware of the fact that, given Obama’s ancestry, this may not be a popular position to take amongst those of us that are people of colour and that are Africans but nevertheless it is still my position. I may be wrong but at least I have provided some food for thought.

Finally let us remember President Obama’s health policy. This can be framed as follows- ”President Obama Vs Revelations 13:15-18”. The US Senate has passed the Obama HealthCare’ bill into law. The implementation would commence on 23/03/ 2013.This bill would require all Americans to be implanted with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip in order to access medical care. The device will be implanted on the forehead or on the arm. This is to fulfill the prophesy in the Book of Revelation 13:15-18 concerning the MARK OF THE BEAST! Anyone that has ears should listen.

God bless America.

 

 

 

 

 


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  • bashwaziri

    This Fani-Kayode is a ….! What’s his business in America’s election? Who asked for his opinion? He better face his own country’s palaver and stop poking nose on what does not concern him. Or is he smarter than all the Americans that love Obama? Busy body moron

  • DB

    What utter rubbish. And where has our religious devotion taken us as a country? Typical Naija mindset.

    • DB

      Utter drivel! Was this really a one time minister in our God forsaken country? Now he says people are to be implanted with RFID chips to implement Obama care. This is either a pisstake or the guy is certifiably bonkers!

  • micky

    Just stop blabbing,ў☺ΰ ‎​ have nothing to offer

  • GO

    This is the worst article I have ever read, It is a waste of public space. It is as if I am reading article from a right wing newspapers who have decided to embrace various conspiracy theory that is not rooted in reality or facts.

    Perhaps, Fani Kayode should study up on North America history of hurricane and the period it usually occurs in the year. Florida State, the placed chosen by Mitt Romney for convention, is prone to hurricane disaster every year, same with Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Bahamas etc. The question Fani Kayode should have asked Mitt Romney’s handler is, why did they select Florida as a place for Republican party convention knowing that hurricane season occurs between August – November?

    Instead of using facts, science and figures, Fani Kayode decided to throw bunch of religious epithets together to justify platitudes and incoherent argument. There is no need to dignify Fani Kayode’s comment on Libya because he lacked the gravitas required to analyze US foreign policy. Would Fani Kayode have suppressed the million of Egyptian who risk their lives to for freedom by revolting against a dictator that constantly shatter their hopes and aspiration? As for Syria, why should US intervene in another civil conflict without a clear strategic interest? The idea that US is declining is a fallacy not rooted in reality. The world underwriter of global security is still United States despite claim of Russia, China and Brazil rising. Most of the World Trade sea routes is being protected by US navy not China, Russia, Brazil or Europe. That alone is an evidence of strength not weakness.

    Lets call this article for what it is, stupid and ignorant. This author is clueless about US foreign and economic affairs. It is one thing to disagree with Obama handling of US economy, but throwing the words welfare and nanny state around is not wining you a point I suppose the author spend too much time watching Fox News or reading various right wing blogs (NRO, Daily Caller, Red State). A

    • Actually, there is no part of the law that talks about inserting an RFID chip. An earlier version of the bill (not the one that was passed) talked about collecting data from ‘already implanted’ medical devices such as pacemakers to determine their effectiveness (see
      http://www.factcheck.org/2010/04/more-malarkey-about-health-care/,
      http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/microchip.asp)

      This thing about implanting a microchip is simply an internet hoax and FFK didn’t even bother to do some basic research about this. I’m not really surprised because it fits into his theory that Obama has some relationship with ‘elemental forces’

    • Michael Kadiri

      I don’t believe this fellow is corpus mentis

  • omogbehin deri

    @ mr femi fani kayode, I must say I didn’t read d whole hogwash u wrote here, only got to d middle part before stopping. Unfortunately you come across to me as one of those bigots, should I say xtian bigots who think of themselves as superior to others, especially african xtians,your opening paragraph showed ur mindset, what’s d big deal if obama bow before a saudi king? When we also see similar form of greetings from asians ,obama also bows while greeting wen jibao of china or d guy in japan, so what’s d big deal about a saudi king, just because he’s a muslim king abi!!, another of your assertions is dat obama foreign policy speech delievered across arab world,especially d one in cairo at d OLDEST university in d WORLD was an apology tour,he didn’t BEG, I listened to dat speech on dat day live, he only stirred d hearts and mind of YOUTHs in d arab world to hold their leader accountable. I remember he asked them back den that “is it americas fault if leaders in arab world don’t provide jobs,education,women rights etc” many WISE people with a good sense of history will ultimately trace d ARAB SPRINGS to that SPEECH. Because OBAMA challenged the youths to take up their destiny in their own hands,how would u say that is an apology tour, NB ,yesterday on CNN political MANN, this very assertion was rated FALSE as “pants on fire”. It will be a very sad day for america if they make d mistake of electing romney ,because it means they have a very short memory, what position DOW jones was in 08,what housing foreclosure was,what job levels were in 08. Mr fani be fair and balanced.

  • akinsola

    This is a complete mishmash of untruths premised on theistic fallacies and sentiments. The unordained cardinal should write better than this birdbrained article.

  • Soji Aladekomo

    First off, I imagine you cowed and bowed before Obasanjo many times (there is need to check the archive) and if not you probably witnessed such while in government and said nothing against it.
    Secondly, you have outlined all the Obama flaws, Can you please articulate your flaws while in government?
    Thirdly, how in God’s name, can you say a man evokes hurricanes? I read somewhere you need straitjacketing

  • Salisu Kanipe

    Honestly FK, this your article is a mashup of junks and halftruths. I bothered to read anyway, as I was wondering if it will be different from what “we” have been used to when criticizing the People in power in Nigeria (thinking we all do have amnesia about your stint when in the corridors and toilet of Powers, licking asses with your rancid tongue)
    Anyway, I’d rather you stuck steadfastly to Nigerian politics to which I know a pulitzer price is on the way for you than forray into American Politics that even my 7 year Old son can tutor you on how the system works because the American political system is Plain for Novices to know. Why can’t Obama conjour Earthquake to kill all the Talibans nah, since he is the American Version of Sango!!!

  • orkaa david luper.

    I wish we all could sit and reason this out properly. You have solid points there.

  • Yemisi A Bamigbade

    How dare u exhibit a shallow insinuation of sort? So, one expression of respect for an elder depict that Obama is not fit for a second term, not considering his passion for a collective cause for the needy, middle class, and not just for the top 1%. Femi, if u are not vast in American politics, you had better shut up or make some common sense input rather than notion an insignificant that has no correlation to Obama’s efforts as to get all Americans health insurance coverage, lower middle class tax,etc. You sit at the table in Nigeria, with “the Jagudas” in that Federal Republic of Jagudaland,wiith manifestos as to how to invest in the populace en mass but rather siphoning and looting the treasury. Could that bring to mind the role of ur papa”Fani power” in the first republic” and in The old Western region. Dude,charity begins at home. You are at home, close to the ten percenters’ in power,withtheir shenigans,yet no thought of any sort from ur end to stir and ginger the govt.to do something to help the people in need but will rather join the band of idiots of the highest order. Who do u think you are dude?

  • Madox

    Femi Kayode, you would have been better off writing your half baked lies on Nigeria that you helped to make comatose than writing about obama and asking mundane questions , as well as believing that obama can evoke earth quarks

    , it is better you know that the American public is more sophisticated than you think and wouldn’t buy your unscientific rhetorics.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    For once I agree with kayode. Obama’s refusal to classify Boko haram as a terrorist group shows his sympathy for them. America deserves a president who understands the Muslim threat. Romney does and I look forward to his victory on Nov 6.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    This last addendum by FFK shows he is an imbecile. He needs help.

  • Lome Palanka

    I think FFK has a problem. He needs help.

  • Ade

    Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, I am very disappointed at this article. You speak good grammar on television like a very learned person but it is really disappointing that you could publish this type of childish article filled with lots of false assumptions. I will never read your articles again.

  • Aquiline

    LWKMD!!! If someone wants to write about an anti-christ agenda, it shouldn’t be a thief like fani-kayode. He should be on his knees begging God for forgiveness and not pointing fingers at other people.

  • anonymous

    See a former minister in Nigeria talking about other country. While you should be planning of Nigerian development, you are there wasting your time writing something about USA. What difference does it make now, you posting this article in nigerian News paper? will it make Nigerian citizens get the right to vote in the USA. This is so dumb of you fani. Trying to confuse things by involving politics and religion.

  • Chidi H

    RFID in-plants in all Americans? This hoax has been debunked a zillion times and is searchable using the world wide web. The fact that a man of your background and education cannot discern hoaxes from statements of fact is a huge shock. And you even became a minister in this country? No wonder our boat is rocking the way it is. This piece is gutter stuff.

  • Sir, 95% of this article is unverified dribble full of random conjectures and not based on any solid arguments. I could not believe that a former Nigerian minister could write such a thing. You are of course entitled to your personal opinion but the fact that there are people that will read this article and take it as gospel truth puts the onus of writing something verifiable on you as a public figure. Obama is not the Anti-christ, he is not in league with the elements. whatever happened if anything happened is pure coincidence. Stop being a paranoid and superstitious man. A man of your intelligence should know better.

  • I am shocked that FFK is among those carrying the rumours of everybody requiring a chip implant as part of coverage under Obamacare. A simple research on the web would have debunked that. For reference purposes see

    http://www.factcheck.org/2010/04/more-malarkey-about-health-care/

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/microchip.asp

    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/does-obamacare-mandate-microchip-implants/

  • recovering addict

    Fanny! You know what a fanny is? I’m sure you do! Are you sure you have recovered from your substance abuse? Don’t lie pls you can still get help, just ask.

    Junkie

  • efkay!

    really??? Wtf r u talking abt??? Y is it that ur Naija president only brings bad luck 2 his country??!!! By d way, ur talking abt Obama’s relationship with God yea? He publicly calls himself a Christian! Oh as for Romney, he’s a friggin Mormon!!! Do u know what dat is? He believes God lives on jupiter! So get ur head out of wherever it is n write something abt ur damned figure head u call a president!