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Kenya Getting Navy SEAL Boats from Obama
U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 28, 2012 | Steve Peacock

Posted on 05/28/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT by Steve Peacock

The Obama Administration has arranged to provide—free of charge—several customized special-operations military vessels to the Government of Kenya, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has learned. Finalization of those plans came exactly one week prior to today’s explosion in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Although officially it remains unclear whether the blast was the result of a utility problem or the work of terrorists, Reuters reports that a witness saw a man place a suspicious package in business-district building right before the explosion.

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command is awarding a noncompetitive “sole-source contract to United States Marine Incorporated (USMI) of Gulfport, Miss to provide five (5) 11M Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boats,” according to a presolicitation notice that NAVSEA upload to a federal contracting database May 21.

(Excerpt) Read more at tradeaidmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012election; birthers; election2012; hawaii; indonesia; kenya; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; navyseal; navysealboats; obama

1 posted on 05/28/2012 11:51:50 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: Steve Peacock

Thank goodness we’ve found a good use for our budget surplus.

Wait, you mean we don’t have a surplus and our borrowing money to give away to other countries?

What could possibly go wrong?


2 posted on 05/28/2012 11:56:23 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: Steve Peacock

Why Kenya, of all places?


3 posted on 05/28/2012 11:57:04 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Because they could sell the boats on the black market and make a lot of money?


4 posted on 05/28/2012 11:59:22 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: thecodont

Oh, Barry was born there according to his bio. Don’t tell anybody. They will call you crazy.


5 posted on 05/28/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Steve Peacock

Preezy Choom B is outfitting his home country quite nicely.


6 posted on 05/28/2012 12:02:12 PM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: Steve Peacock

They’re getting these from Obama? So this must mean that Obama is reimbursing the US Treasury out of his own pocket for these gifts to his homeland.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 12:02:12 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: thecodont
Got'cher tinfoil on ?

5 of 'em, right?
One for each member including BO

The kenyan will be run out of the US eventually, and will need occasional duck and cover maneuverability while in exile

8 posted on 05/28/2012 12:05:11 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Steve Peacock

Gotta protect the Kenyan shores from Jerome Corsi and any other subversives who might come ashore after BO’s Kenyan birth certificate.


9 posted on 05/28/2012 12:14:00 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Steve Peacock
Maybe they'll build a monument to the guy.

Oh, wait a minute...

Obama monument to cost Sh112 million (Kenyan Shilling)

10 posted on 05/28/2012 12:15:09 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: Steve Peacock
HOW can this jerk get away doing the things he does???

Did GWB do these type of things also???

where does Obama’s power stop???

WHY DO WE PAY FOR AND HAVE A CONGRESS?

11 posted on 05/28/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Steve Peacock

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The reference to Kenya as “the former home nation” of President Obama has been removed. The Monitor acknowledges this lapse in judgment, and intends to


12 posted on 05/28/2012 12:21:31 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Steve Peacock

http://www.tradeaidmonitor.com/2012/04/kenya-sees-spike-in-obama-administration-funded-projects.html


13 posted on 05/28/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Steve Peacock

Let me get this straight we gave them inflatable combat boats which to them would amount to rubber ducks in a bathtub and it makes news ?

I wonder if you can still get those ww 2 Willy’s surplus jeeps or maybe some fallout shelter 1920’s tins of survival hard candy if you can would it be worthy of the media’s scrutiny ?

Now if we were giving away WMD’s it would be worthy of print but this media would never touch it with a ten foot pole unless of course a Real American President were in the white house then it would be a full blown front page spread with 10 pages of following script ....And of course it would be all bad real or made up !


14 posted on 05/28/2012 12:24:27 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: biggredd1

Having had the great pleasure of working with the Kenyan Navy as an advisor, I find this of no big deal. They will likely be able to handle their duties. Question is how are they planning to deploy these fairly small craft.

Could be worse. Over the years we have taken a basic sheep herder and stuck him in the seat of a $30 Mil, Mach 1.6, jet aircraft and expected him to get it off the ground and return in one piece.

Congrats to the folks over at USMC Gulport. They are a respected small boat builder. Saved several peoples jobs....


15 posted on 05/28/2012 12:30:06 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: Uncle Chip
Gotta protect the Kenyan shores from Jerome Corsi and any other subversives who might come ashore after BO’s Kenyan birth certificate.

LoL.

16 posted on 05/28/2012 12:30:06 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: thecodont

It’s just a coincidence. Like all those mistaken references to Kenyan-born. In several articles, in several places, by several authors who didn’t know one another. Over a couple of decades.

It’s not like he

a) was lying then.
b) or lying now.

Nah, couldn’t be.


17 posted on 05/28/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: libertyhoundusnr

“free of charge”????


18 posted on 05/28/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Steve Peacock

Preparing for exile I see


19 posted on 05/28/2012 12:39:15 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: thecodont

Could be that it is another payment for shutting off any and all inquiries as to Obama’s birth. This could be an ongoing game by Kenya. It fits into the incidents of sending two cargo ships to Kenya for relief purposes. One was hijacked for a few days but the Seals came to the rescue/recovery. How long will this hush money from USA taxpayers go on so as to provide booty for another African swindle operation?


20 posted on 05/28/2012 12:49:11 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: thecodont
Why Kenya, of all places?

Could be some old British people hanging around near the water. Now with Obama's generosity, the Kenyans can address the threat.
21 posted on 05/28/2012 12:54:29 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: Steve Peacock

I want one too !!!


22 posted on 05/28/2012 1:01:55 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Steve Peacock

Free of charge to whom? Certainly not to my tax dollar.


23 posted on 05/28/2012 1:08:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: libertyhoundusnr

Uh oh, now you’ve gone and done it. Someone who actually knows what they are talking about has posted on a thread. Don’t you know you’re supposed to reply with an ill-informed rant to an inflammatory article? Your reply is going to be ignored if it isn’t.

Anway, the other point is, it’s getting tiresome (and counterproductive) that things that have been routinely done by the US government (and the Bush Administration) are presented as sinister new Obama initiatives. THey aren’t helpful or persuasive arguments and make Obama opponents look dumb.

http://concernedafricascholars.org/african-security-research-project/?p=3

“The Pentagon gave Kenya $1.6 million worth of weaponry and other military assistance in 2006 and an estimated $2.5 million in 2007 through its Foreign Military Sales Program. In 2008 the Bush Administration expects to provide Kenya with $800,000 in Foreign Military Financing Program funds to pay for further arms purchases. Kenya has also been permitted to make large arms deals directly with private American arms producers through the State Department’s Direct Commercial Sales Program. Kenya took deliver of $1.9 million worth of arms this way in 2005, got an estimated $867,000 worth in 2007, and is expected to receive another $3.1 million worth this year.

In addition, the Bush Administration intends to spend $550,000 in 2008 to train Kenyan military officers in the United States through the International Military Education and Training Program at military academies and other military educational institutions in the United States.”


24 posted on 05/28/2012 1:14:59 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: haircutter
Did GWB do these type of things also???

Routinely, of course. Just like every President since the Cold War.

All sorts of military items have been provided free of charge to Third World allies since World War II.

Even the idea that Obama even KNOWS about this is silly, much less it being a sinister Obama plot. Giving 5 inflatable boats with a small outboard to a country never makes it to the President's agenda.

25 posted on 05/28/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Steve Peacock

Well, that’s one costly method to keeping his Kenyan history sealed just a little bit longer . . .at least until after 2012 election cycle. God only knows what it will cost this nation, should the current occupant of the oval office succeed in gaining a second term.


26 posted on 05/28/2012 1:43:14 PM PDT by wtd
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I wish someone would explain to me where this guy has the power to give anything to anybody. If he wanted to give AF One to Kenya, would that be okay? How ‘bout giving some government buildings away in a lottery to raise some campaign money? Does this guy OWN this country?


27 posted on 05/28/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Steve Peacock

Is he planning his getaway?


28 posted on 05/28/2012 2:59:45 PM PDT by mkboyce
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To: haircutter

“WHY DO WE PAY FOR AND HAVE A CONGRESS?”

So that Wall Street will have someone to pay off?


29 posted on 05/28/2012 3:19:23 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: Strategerist

Strategerist, your points are well-taken. While this is an otherwise thoroughly researched article, certainly I could have tied it into the context of today’s blast without hinting at a mini-version of an advanced plot to take down the Twin Towers. In the past typically I have been more careful to point out that such-and-such program simply is an extension of the previous administration; for instance, while it was important for the public to know that the Obama White House through USAID is funding the construction of Islamic schools, I also pointed out that Bush spent even more than Obama on such initiatives! Thanks for having the guts to risk being attacked by those who do not show the level of discernment you have displayed. I have since tweaked the headline and article lede.


30 posted on 05/28/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

It is what it is; apparently — indeed, clearly — people want to know about such transfers of military equipment. U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor serves as a repository of information about how U.S. taxpayer funds are being spent on such projects. Some are billion-dollar initiatives. Some are much smaller, like this one — though these are high-performance special ops boats, not simply inflatable tub toys, as you suggest.


31 posted on 05/29/2012 6:49:09 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: libertyhoundusnr
Congrats to the folks over at USMC Gulport. They are a respected small boat builder. Saved several peoples jobs.... Thanks for pointing this out; indeed, the article segment on the campaign contributions (to Republicans) was included, as I mentioned, to show that this sole-source contract was based on merit, not on political favors.
32 posted on 05/29/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: Steve Peacock

ah kenya...the 51st(or would that be 58th)State.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 2:06:55 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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