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The critical importance of Kenya

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Submitted by E. Sanders (United States), Jan 18, 2008 at 01:45

Excellent insight Candor Seven. If only the people of Kenya could see their future as well as you seem to.

And whether or not Barack Obama and his cousin Raila Odinga are conspiring to help change its future, the stakes in the battle for Kenya are much greater than most realize. If the free world loses Kenya to the relentless expansionism of Islamism, soon after the heart of Africa will also go the way of Kenya's neighbors: Sudan and Somalia.

An article in the Los Angeles Times, 1/12/08 Dark Days in Kenya included some facts of why Kenya is a vital country:

...[Kenya] has emerged as one of Africa's leaders, playing a prominent role in resolving conflicts in Sudan and Somalia.

The country's ports also serve as conduits for commerce and aid across East Africa. World Food Program shipments destined for neighboring Somalia start in Mombasa.

Nearly all of Kenya's neighbors rely on its ports, highways and logistics networks for deliveries of goods and access to international markets. Last week, the turmoil in Kenya temporarily drove up gasoline prices in Uganda by 200% because oil trucks were unable to complete their usual trek from the Kenyan coast.

The U.S. has come to view Kenya as a key partner in its anti-terrorism programs in the Horn of Africa...[it] receives about $1 billion a year in aid from Washington, has worked closely with U.S. intelligence agencies to develop an anti-terrorism police unit that attempts to block extremists, particularly from Somalia, from spreading through East Africa.

Therefore, should Kenya become a Muslim state by force or secret Memorandums,Ethiopia, another ally of the West will become nearly surrounded and subject to an Islamic stranglehold. The resource rich center of black Africa will become easy prey for Muslim predators. Recently China and other resource hungry nations have been forming agreements to explore and export oil off the coast of Kenya and in neighboring countries. An Islamist takeover would eventually funnel those profits back to Arab and Islamist armies for further expansionism.

According to the no-longer secret Memorandum of Understanding signed by opposition leader Odinga, within six months of his taking office he agrees to recognize Sharia as the “only” law in the key coastal regions of Kenya, including its port city, Mombasa. Within one year, all of Kenya's divisions must recognize Sharia as its only law. From that point on, 80% of Kenya's population, now Christian, will be staring into the heart of darkness and the end of their brief experience with freedom.

In terms of importance for Africa, Kenya is similar in value to the Persian Gulf for the West, with its port at Mombasa as important as the Strait of Hormuz. If Mombasa falls, or is given away by Odinga to Muslims, the Muslims will then have both hands around the neck of most of Eastern Africa and will have control over everything entering and leaving. Ethiopia, a landlocked country now allied with the West, will become easily controlled and its policies overthrown, opening it up to Somalia-like disintegration and eventual Islamic warlordism.

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