Glenn Beck: I now know why Obama returned the Churchill bust to Britain

Early in Obama’s tenure as President, he packed up the Churchill bust from the Oval office and returned the gift back to Britain. At the time many wondered why and I’m not sure many tried to answer it, but now Beck believes he has the answer:

Barack Obama’s grandfather was imprisoned and brutally tortured by the British during the violent struggle for Kenyan independence, according to the Kenyan family of the US President-elect.

Hussein Onyango Obama, Mr Obama’s paternal grandfather, became involved in the Kenyan independence movement while working as a cook for a British army officer after the war. He was arrested in 1949 and jailed for two years in a high-security prison where, according to his family, he was subjected to horrific violence to extract information about the growing insurgency.

Mrs Onyango, 87, described how “white soldiers” visited the prison every two or three days to carry out “disciplinary action” on the inmates suspected of subversive activities.

“He said they would sometimes squeeze his testicles with parallel metallic rods. They also pierced his nails and buttocks with a sharp pin, with his hands and legs tied together with his head facing down,” she said The alleged torture was said to have left Mr Onyango permanently scarred, and bitterly antiBritish. “That was the time we realised that the British were actually not friends but, instead, enemies,” Mrs Onyango said. “My husband had worked so diligently for them, only to be arrested and detained.”

Beck believes this is huge in its implications and accuses the press of criminal negligence. I agree that the press was highly negligent of digging into Obama’s past, and he may be right that ‘it explains almost everything’, but it didn’t shake me as much as it appears to have shaken him. I know from watching Beck’s new chat feature that many were blown away by this revelation. Either way, you can decide how important this is. For me, at this point, it is quite interesting to know, but I find the 2010 elections and ‘taking our country back’ much more important.

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