Skip to comments.Obama's grandfather tortured by the British? A fantasy (like most of the Presidentís own memoir)
Posted on 06/20/2012 3:48:30 AM PDT by dennisw
Obama himself, Maraniss finds, deliberately distorted elements of his own life to fit into a racial narrative. The author writes that Obama presents himself in his memoir as blacker and more disaffected than he really was.
The memoir accentuates characters drawn from black acquaintances who played lesser roles his real life but could be used to advance a line of thought, while leaving out or distorting the actions of friends who happened to be white.
Fabricated?: 'Barack Obama: The Story' by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book
A new biography of Barack Obama established his grandfather was not, as is related in the Presidents own memoir, detained by the British in Kenya and found that claims that he was tortured were a fabrication.
'Barack Obama: The Story' by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book 'Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance'. The 641-page book punctures the carefully-crafted narrative of Obamas life.
An enduring myths of Obamas ancestry is that his paternal grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, who served as a cook in the British Army, was imprisoned in 1949 by the British for helping the anti-colonial Mau Mau rebels and held for several months.
In a 2008 interview, Sarah Obama claimed that he was whipped every morning and evening by the British. They would sometimes squeeze his testicles with metal rods.
But Maraniss, who researched Obamas life in Kenya, Indonesia, Hawaii and the mainland United States, found that there were no remaining records of any detention, imprisonment, or trial of Hussein Onyango Obama. He interviewed five people who knew Obamas grandfather, who died in 1979, who doubted the story or were certain it did not happen.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
read the whole thing for some more insight into Jug Ears lies about his upbringing
If the old man was anything like his spawn he would have soiled his pants with the first threat.
Why does our president remind me of the opening of this video?
The more we find out about Obama the less we know other than he is not the person he claims to be. I really would love to know who this guy really is. I HIGHLY suspect he is a communist plant on a mission to destroy the US from within. Other than that and I am not sure who he really is.
...ah for the ability to invoke the time travel ‘grandfather paradox’...
When you turn the writing of your biography over to a white radical (Bill Ayers) intent on creating a race-based narrative, a few minors deviations from actual history may occur. After all, how would “just a guy from the neighborhood” be expected to keep all the details straight?
Nothing to see here. Let’s move along, shall we?
“Fabricated?: ‘Barack Obama: The Story’ by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book “
You mean he LIES? Now, there’s something new.
Bill Clinton lied about things he did. This guy lies about who his is and where he came from. Big difference. Joe Wilson didn’t know how right he was.
It would be no surprise if Obama sent a video of "My 10 Greatest Golf Shots" to the Queen on the occasion of her Jubilee celebration this past month.
No remaining records,make things up how Obama.
Did anybody actually READ this ‘autobiographical’ BS??
It’s racist crap from cover to cover .
This group running down our country reminds me of those stoners. They just never sober up.
Mind you that I heard this from friends and had no actual experience with such nonsense;).