Analyst: Obama and Livni - the Axis of Weakness

Author says lack of leadership experience would make an Obama victory in the USA and a Livni victory in Israel detrimental to both countries.

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Tamar Yonah,

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A victory by Barack Obama in the United States presidential race and a victory by Tzipi Livni's Kadima party in Israeli parliamentary elections would be detrimental to both countries, emboldening Iran to attack Israel, as Obama and Livni are both weak in the world political arena. So says Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of the book, "The Obama Nation" in the audio interview below. Corsi was speaking this past week on Israel National radio's Weekend Edition about his recent trip to Kenya –home of Obama's father - to promote his new book and do further research. Corsi's visit was cut short when he was arrested and deported.


Dr. Corsi, an investigative reporter for and author of several best selling books, researched and wrote the book about Sen. Barack Obama long before Obama won the Democratic candidacy. The Illinois senator's colorful past associations and quick rise in politics caught Corsi's attention. One of the questionable ties of Obama that Corsi researched was with a man named Raila Odinga, who was charged with treason for his involvement in a failed coup attempt against then Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi in 1982.

According to Corsi, Odinga ran for president in Kenya's 2007 elections. Sen. Obama, while there on a 2006 "fact-finding visit", directly intervened in the elections by supporting Odinga's candidacy, despite an agreement Odinga had signed to back Kenya's radical Muslims. Corsi reports that Sen. Obama raised over one million dollars for Odinga's 2007 presidential campaign.

Further connecting the two, it was discovered that Odinga and Obama are first cousins. Odinga told BBC's "The World Today" that Senator Obama's father was his maternal uncle.

Odinga lost the presidential election in the end, but the anger of that loss resulted in a backlash of deadly violence in Kenya which left an estimated 1,000 members of the nation's Kikuyu tribe dead and up to 500,000 displaced from their homes. According to reports received by Corsi, Odinga's supporters damaged or destroyed up to 800 churches in Kenya, including perpetrating a horrific scene of herding several Kenyan Christians into a church and setting it on fire with the Christians inside, copying what the Nazis often did to the Jews during the Holocaust.

Corsi stated in his interview, that Obama's close ties to the Muslim world would make him soft on Iran, a country that has called for the elimination of Israel, a strong ally of America. He further stated that if Tzipi Livni were to win in Israel's upcoming elections, the Iranian threat would grow even stronger, as both Obama and Livni would be new in their leadership roles, with little experience behind them. He described a scenario like that as an "Obama-Livni axis of weakness" that would be dangerous for both America and Israel.