Barack Obama Sr, father of Commander In Chief Barack Obama Jr, suffered greatly at the hands of his own father Hussein Onyango Obama.
Even though many of the reports about Hussein Onyango Obama detail his time spent imprisoned by the colonial British government in Kenya - it appears that the elder Obama had done his fair share of oppression of his own wife and children.
In 1949, Onyango spent at least 6 months in Kamiti Prison. He was probably tried in a magistrates’ court on charges of political sedition or membership of a banned organisation, but the records do not survive, because all such documentation was routinely destroyed in British colonies after six years. He was violently tortured to extract information about the growing insurgency. In his memoir, President Obama described his grandfather's shocking physical state: "When he returned to Alego he was very thin and dirty. He had difficulty walking, and his head was full of lice." For some time, he was too traumatized to speak about his experiences. His wife told his grandson: "From that day on, I saw that he was now an old man." Onyango was permanently scarred, remaining in pain and requiring assistance moving until his death. Although previously working very closely with British colonists, his torture left Onyango bitterly anti-British. During a Sky News interview in 2009, Barack Obama was asked if this negatively affected his view of the British personally and he replied that it did not. "I love the Brits and I think I have shown that affection every time I have visited there. The notion that I would somehow judge countries based on what happened 100 years ago would not make much sense."
As usual - THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT THE OBAMA FAMILY.
Absent the goal of INDICTING a target - none of the usual suspects will listen to this audio report and seek to impugn the present occupant of the White House based on the patterns of his family.
As for me - I wish that Commander In Chief Obama did have more connectivity with the people of Africa, more than the "Birthers" allege that he has. If this were the case he would not be commanding the US Military forces to reign violence down upon Libya and Somalia, instead he would be providing them with real humanitarian aid.
If Hussein Obama loathed the actions of the imperialists of the past - why would his grandson execute upon the same violation of the Motherland?