Newly unearthed British documents show that the UK had Barack Obama Sr on a list. At the very top, no less. Get ready for the ratfucking.
The Guardian has a story about a trove of documents from across the ailing British Empire detailing a wide effort to cover up its most egregious acts.
Sins of colonialists lay concealed for decades in secret archiveWell, we can be sure that this is going to make some people uncomfortable, and it'll be interesting to see what comes to light. A great many injustices are going to receive some fresh attention. There are links down the right side of the above article pointing to a selection of what's to come.
More than 50 years later, with the imperial endgame long over, evidence of those sins remained quietly concealed in a secret archive within one of the British government's most secure facilities. Set deep in the Buckinghamshire countryside and surrounded by 16ft-high fences topped with razor wire, lies Hanslope Park, home of Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre, where teams of scientists – real-life versions of Q, the fictional boffin of the James Bond films – devise technical aids for the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6.
What better place to bury Griffiths-Jones's letter to Baring, along with thousands more documents from colonial-era Kenya and countless others from 36 other former colonies and protectorates? Were this secret archive to be stacked upright, it would create a tower 200 metres tall. And every document was selected for concealment on the basis of an instruction that nothing should be handed over to any post-independence government that might "embarrass HMG or other government" or cause problems for any colonial policeman, civil servant or member of the armed forces.
I wasn't expecting this:
Barack Obama's father tops colonial list of Kenyan students in USExpect to be seeing a lot of this picture:
The file notes that the US state department had told British officials in 1959 that they were concerned Kenyan students in America had a reputation for "falling into the wrong hands".
US officials complained that Kenyan students were becoming "anti-American and anti-white" just at the time Barack Obama Senior was given a grant to study in America.
Of course, it's worth noting that Mr Obama Sr had attracted the attention of the British due to his father's dangerous flirtation with ~gasp~ independence and freedom. But i think we all know what the party of "freedom fries" will make of it.
And that the bloodthirsty, black-power student militant Obama Sr married a white woman will likewise also be ignored, i'm sure.
Although they did meet while studying ... Russian! Dittohead talking points in 3 ... 2 ...
UPDATE: As entlord points out in the comments, this is obviously an alphabetical list, and so we can presume that Mr Obama's name falls at the top of one of several pages of names. But the image is going to have a striking effect.