Obama Wines & Dines Some Of The World's Most Brutal Dictators At US-Africa Summit

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Last month, I wrote an article highlighting the fact that President Barack Obama apparently had become so tired of being President that he decided to just hang out and socialize instead. The piece was titled, The New York Times Describes Obama – “A Restless President Weary of the Obligations of the White House…” 

Apparently, Mr. Obama has found a middle ground. A perfect mix of dinner-party diplomacy with some of the world’s most violent and homophobic dictators. Introducing the first ever U.S.-Africa summit, which just ran from August 4-6th. As the Daily Mail points out, President Obama had no problem smiling and hobnobbing with a cornucopia of murders and human rights abusers. If there was a Hollywood celebrity hashtag campaign of outrage protesting the event, I must have missed it.

 

The Daily Mail highlighted several of the motley crew:

The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country and for Cameroon’s Paul Biya, who has the dubious honor of ranking 19th on author David Wallechinsky’s 2006 list of the world’s 20 worst living dictators.

 

Pictured outside the White House waving and grinning with his wife President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s longest serving dictator after seizing power from his uncle and mentor (who used to hang regime critics from the capital’s street lights) in 1979.

 

Since then he has won the yearly elections with 99% of the vote. Taking the lead from his uncle, he has since had shot or jailed virtually all political opponents and ruled the country with an iron fist. Despite running one of sub-Saharas biggest oil-producing countries and amassing a personal wealth in excess of an estimated $600million, he’s far from generous with his riches.

 

The average income of his citizens is $2 a day, few live beyond 53 and 20 per cent of children die before they reach five years of age. Last year the country ranked 163 out of 177 on Transparency International. There is no freedom of the press, the country’s one television station is government-run and clean water is scarce. In 2011, the United States’ Department of Justice made moves to seize more than $70 million in assets from President Obiang’s son, Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue.

 

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh took power in a military coup in 1994. Although the coup itself was bloodless, in the 20 years since he has been accused of countless breaches of human rights. In 2008, he threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country. The following year, it was reported up to 1,000 Gambians had been abducted by the government on charges of witchcraft – they were taken to prisons and forced to drink poison.

 

Goodluck Jonathan, president of Nigeria, signed harsh anti-gay laws this year. They criminalize gay relationships, being involved in gay societies and organizations and gay marriages. Violation of this law can result in up to 14 years in prison, with dozens of homosexuals already jailed. Jonathan also sparked major controversy over his decision in 2012 to end fuel subsidies. He is also accused of pardoning corrupt politicians.

Just remember this the next time a politician tries to get you enraged about a human rights abuse somewhere. There is always an ulterior motive, because without question, the U.S. only cares about human rights when it is geopolitically or economically advantageous to do so.

Full article here.

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:38 | 5067635 The Phallic Crusader
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:42 | 5067645 Liberal
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I didn't see this event reported on Huffington Post, so it did not happen.  But even if it did, these are black leaders of the world.  So, criticizing them or Obama is clearly racist!

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:54 | 5067690 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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If there was ever a person who could use a nice myocardial infarction, it's Barry.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:10 | 5067746 Sudden Debt
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He would just let his drones harvest some new parts from his slaves.

What bothers me more... Is...

If that fucker would... And I'm starting to believe he's going to try to stay overloard...

But IF there is a new president...

And it's Hillary...

Than I can only conclude that Americans deserve to be put in camps and be put to work in the salt mines.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:17 | 5067770 TeamDepends
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here was a free nigger there from Ohio—a mulatter, most as white as a white man. He had the whitest shirt on you ever see, too, and the shiniest hat; and there ain't a man in that town that's got as fine clothes as what he had; and he had a gold watch and chain, and a silver-headed cane—the awful- est old gray-headed nabob in the State. And what do you think? They said he was a p'fessor in a college, and could talk all kinds of languages, and knowed everything. And that ain't the wust. They said he could VOTE when he was at home. Well, that let me out. Thinks I, what is the country a-coming to? It was 'lection day, and I was just about to go and vote myself if I warn't too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was a State in this country where they'd let that nigger vote, I drawed out. I says I'll never vote agin. (6.11)

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:27 | 5067819 whotookmyalias
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Those people aren't brutal dictators, they are just misunderstood due to racism. Might even be related to Barry.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:31 | 5067828 Liberal
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Of course it's racism.  And you're a racist for pointint that out!

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:06 | 5067977 Sudden Debt
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That's what a racist would say...

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:38 | 5068123 sodbuster
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You guys miss the point- these are Barry's mentors, people he envies. Their method of rule inspires him, and he dreams of having the same here.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:58 | 5068219 nmewn
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He can dream all he wants, the peeps are awakening...finally.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:00 | 5068805 Otto Zitte
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It reaches critical mass when black Americans reject him.

But its all staged, with acceptable outcomes within statistical projections (that aren't worth shit)  

Fwd Soviet

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:11 | 5069554 weburke
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all members of the holy/royal family. makes you feel trust in that crowds promised future heaven.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:55 | 5070044 Four chan
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omg obama family reunion stinking up the white house.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:51 | 5068415 RaceToTheBottom
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I thought he was mentored by Sual Alinsky.  Master Socialist....  These guys don't seem like that.

Now you could say he just likes them cause they are black and from Africa.  Or maybe he wants to get credit for converting them from despot dictators to socialists?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:42 | 5068379 Shad_ow
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...birds of a feather.....

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:18 | 5067766 ebworthen
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Just what I was going to say.

They're brutal dictators, but they're Black brutal dictators.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:03 | 5068244 Bangin7GramRocks
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American hypocrisy at its finest! He will probably drop hellfire missiles on these same guys he was smiling and drinking with. First rule of running a country. Don't ever, never, fucking ever trust an American ruler.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:03 | 5068459 boattrash
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"Don't ever, never, fucking ever trust an American ruler."

Don't trust or CROSS  an American ruler. The way I see it (IMHO), the road to this Great Summit was paved with the blood of Gaddafi, provided with US covert and overt op's to overthrow the leader of Libya.

Gaddafi was trying to create an "African Union"(whether I agree with multi-national unions, or not, really isn't my point here) but more important, and to his own detriment, he was trying to join those nations with a GOLD BACKED common currency. In his case, it resulted in a blade up his ass, a beating, and a bullet to the head.

As for Obama, it all just paved the way for these new "Friendships".

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:59 | 5068636 SilverIsKing
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What natural resources are the countries these guys rule sitting on?

I think it's more likely that Barry is doing God's work here in order for his overlords to grab their resources.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:54 | 5067684 ZH Snob
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Obama is just trying to pick up a few tips on how to rule after marshall law.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:45 | 5067887 ajax
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These cats can't wait to get back to their villas on the shores of Lac Leman for les Fetes de Geneve next weekend.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:00 | 5067947 Overfed
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Martial law, dammit.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:08 | 5067989 A Nanny Moose
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Marital

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:30 | 5068330 Harbanger
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I get it.  Like when the wife says you can't hangout with your friends.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:09 | 5068474 boattrash
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Or is it Marshall Law, as in Frank Marshall Davis, by proxy?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:34 | 5068554 Harbanger
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Yes, That's Barrys communist mentor.  But that doesn't matter, they're all the same anyway and besides Barry was a constitutional professor who loves the US.

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 15:19 | 5073194 Lea
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"Obama is just trying to pick up a few tips on how to rule after marshall law."

ZH Snob, it's spelled martial law (not "marshall"), for Heaven's sake!

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:57 | 5067700 MeMongo
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Watch if you got the balls! No hasbara allowed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OAo8Sh26Dc

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:13 | 5067755 Harbanger
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This guy is worried about anti-gay laws in Africa?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:26 | 5067812 nmewn
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Look squirrels! ;-)

Don't look at the IRS scandal, the NSA openly violating every Americans civil rights, the VA scandal and bonuses for letting vets die, BONUSES mind you, the continuing strangulation of the middle class with ObamaCare, no borders apparently, international gun running and your own Attorney General held in contempt of Congress for it, leaving your "good friend Chris" to suffocate to death in a burning consulate in Benghazi...no no no...

Look...moar squirrels!

Fore-ward!

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:38 | 5067854 Harbanger
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Gay rights is what matters to progressives like Krieger.  That's why I'm certain they will use this to rally the millenials into war with Russia.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:47 | 5067894 nmewn
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Progressives do present themselves as kind hearted & rational don't they? Its one of their best fake virtues and one of their biggest weaknesses. Still waiting on Nana Pelosi to adopt a couple of those kids down on the border and nurse them back to health in her mansion.

I'll die of old age waiting ;-)

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 01:15 | 5071992 good man
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My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do... http://goo.gl/bhiamE

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:39 | 5067640 Squid Viscous
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Was Marion Barry there?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:40 | 5067649 The Phallic Crusader
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a delicate genius amongst rubes, Mr. Barry.

 

"People have criticized me because my security detail is larger than the president's. But you must ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than who want to kill the president? I can assure you there are." -- M. Barry, Mayor of Washington, DC

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:16 | 5067769 pupdog1
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They don't want to kill him--they just want to steal his smack.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:17 | 5067775 ebworthen
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That guy did more coke and had more ho's than Rick James.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:43 | 5067659 Rainman
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The Kenyan dictator was notably present.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:48 | 5067678 JohnG
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He should be able to tell them a thing or two about killing, he brags about being good at it.  Fucking criminal.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:09 | 5067739 Urban Redneck
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Barry may brag about being good at it, but that doesn't actually make him good at killing people. Take away the Praetorian Guard, and Obozo wouldn't stand a chance against any of them under age 75.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:25 | 5068308 nmewn
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You give him way too much credit.

Go the other direction, to age five...maybe ;-)

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:56 | 5067698 McMolotov
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Hopefully someone there had ebola but hadn't presented symptoms yet.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:05 | 5067730 BeerMe
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How many more here had the same thought?  I know I did.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:08 | 5067737 Sudden Debt
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When Obama's friends go back home, he'll know all their tricks on how to enslave his slaves who elected him Supreme overlord lightgiving emperor of America.

Maybe he can change the name America into Obamia? Sounds catchy...

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:44 | 5067666 813kml
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Sounds like a mentoring program, at least I'llbombya is someone's hero.

I wonder if the Africans put posters of him on their bedroom walls.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:46 | 5067667 HamRove
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Bill and Hill-dawg also both got to speak at the event for 100 Kaboombillion dollars, which of course they donated all to their favorite charity.

TAX FREE BITCHES! 

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:55 | 5067689 worbsid
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Favorite Charity = DNC

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:27 | 5067797 Squid Viscous
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read the post too fast I guess, I thought it said Obama was "nob-gobbling"... wouldn't be the first time I'm sure

 

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:43 | 5067875 MsCreant
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Wouldn't they have to take off his head if he did that? Right there at the dinner table?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:47 | 5067675 Wizard of Ozman
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Friends with Benefits, Best not to get into a long term relationship with any African head of State. 6.06

 

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