Skip to comments.Obama Increased Africa Military Funding 300%(FY2010)
Posted on 04/28/2010 6:22:29 PM PDT by bushpilot1
In its budget request for the State Department for the 2010 financial year, the Obama administration proposed significant increases in funding for US arms sales and military training programmes for African countries, as well as for regional programmes on the continent, and is expected to propose further increases in its budget request for the 2011 financial year.
The 2010 budget proposed to increase foreign military funding spending for Africa by more than 300 per cent, from just over US$8.2 million to more than US$25.5 million, with additional increases in funding for North African countries.
Major recipients included Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa.
The Obama administration requested US$278 million to cover the cost of AFRICOM operations and Operation.
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This includes the Command and General Staff College; the War College;..West Point;..Infantry Officer; Training;..Ranger Training.
English Language Training is the first step. Some of the foreign students are authorized to bring their families..and we pay for it.
Worked IMET and Foreign Military Sales for 6 years.
There was a famous IMET student..few know about..a young officer named Muammar Gaddafi.
Some of these military students will be Muslims.
There will be an increase of FREE military equipment to these countries.
The list, ping
I'm as skeptical, and maybe more so, than your average citizen as to the foreign relation of this administration, but I am aware that the Horn of Africa (HOA,) is less than 20 miles from Yemen - a radical Islamic bridge into Africa, and one with which our military has strategically place itself.
Hush money, anyone that didn’t see this coming is an fool.
Payoff/hush money ping
Any “assistance” to Kenya?
Obama is a nasty fascist, and he will promote that black power nationalist view in Africa, we have to be very concerned should Obama start supplying the orange Party in Kenya with tanks, armored vehicles and crew served weapons.That is likely altready being secretly planned, so that Kneya can put to death its democracy and abandon itself to the left and Muslim tyranny.
Oh well, sell them American stuff, they will use it, never maintain it and when it soon fails, discard it alongside the road.
frightening and true!
Most of them will probably be Muslims, and many of them will be supporters of whatever hideous regime is in place in their countries. But why should we expect otherwise from Barry, who said he would “stand with the Muslims.” Using our dollars to lean against, of course.
Well, whoops! there goes the rest of Africa...50% muslim already, and bye bye Kenya. Arabs back in their element.
Read ‘Dark Star Safari’ by Paul Theroux. Many South African blacks are already saying; ‘wish the white man would come back’.
I think our Pres may admire Robert Mugabe. After all dear Robert came to power in Rhodesia, spouting conciliatory platitudes and only gradually turned the one African country with good schools and hospitals, well run agriculture, and splendid resources, into today's third world cesspool called Zimbabwe--and, incidentally, himself as permanent dictator.
“The 2010 budget proposed to increase foreign military funding spending for Africa by more than 300 per cent, from just over US$8.2 million to more than US$25.5 million, with additional increases in funding for North African countries.”
But...but...we don’t have any money. Remember, medicare is breaking us! Just who are we borrowing all this money from to turn around and hand it over to another country?!?!?!?
Thanks for the ping, mojitojoe:)
Thats right, no jobs and reduced food supplies.
The stuff will be free..they will not pay a dime for the equipment.
Yes there is an increase in Kenya’s IMET program,.
Ex-Marine Mohamed Abdi (left) with US Senator Barrack Obama is slated to kick-off his bid to become a member of Kenyan parliament Minneapolis, MN (HOL) -
He grew up in the Somali-inhabited Northeastern region (NFD) in Kenya.Hes fluently multilingual in English, Swahili and Somali. Hes a dual U.S and Kenyan citizen, who can probably easily obtain a Somali citizenship.
Obama Increased Africa Military Funding 300% (FY2010)
Well, whoops! there goes the rest of Africa... 50% muslim already, and bye bye Kenya. Arabs back in their element.
Read Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux. Many South African blacks are already saying; wish the white man would come back.
This amount does not include civic action programs and USAID..this is Foreign Military Training programs. It is different than other government programs.
They will get excess military equipment we have in our inventory at no cost.
We are building up their military by training and equipping them on our tax dollars.
These countries make a request for training and equipment..the budget was not high in the past
This does not include the military in Egypt.
The list, ping
http://www.africom.mil/ the budgets are here.
Key words are IMET and FMS Civic Action Programs
this money is a different budget for our troops, bases and state dept.and other agencies..
The policy in the past was not increase the military training in Africa..and not give them special training and tactics in warfare.
We refused ranger training.
This changes everything in Africa.
Kenya hit the jackpot with this buffoon in office.
What do ya think ... does Obama's dual Citizenship affect his agenda, judgment, and decision-making as CinC?
If we have to go to war with an east African nation, how would that affect the CinC's agenda, judgment, and decision-making with America's interests?
Yeah, Africa needs more weapons. Doesn’t the continent have enough bloodshed already?
Obama will send American dollars out of this country for any reason he can find. He believes that America has become wealthy by exploiting third world nations like those in Africa and Indonesia, where he grew up.
If Barack Obama and the Democrats are not removed from office in November America will soon become poor and weak. When we become weak enough all of the those who have hated us for so long will come for our blood.
In FY04, the initial year of the program, less than $500K was spent in Africa for mil-to-mil programs. Today the mil-to-mil program is the cornerstone of U.S. Africa Command’s engagement activities, with $6.3 million allocated (FY2010)
For FY10, U.S. Africa Command has requested GPOI funding to support training programs to enhance the capabilities of the AU peacekeeping staff, the Economic Community of West African States, the Economic Community of Central African States, and the Southern African Development Community Standby Brigade Headquarters. We have also sought funding for designated member states’ tactical units pledged to the respective Regional Standby Brigades.
Addressing Conditions that Contribute to Instability
The U.S. military has a number of civil-military programs that promote good civil-military relations, provide military training benefits, and help develop the humanitarian capacity of African countries. They complement civilian development efforts and are closely coordinated with U.S. embassy country teams.
U.S. Army Africa (USARAF)
On 1 October 2009, the Secretary of the Army designated U.S. Army Africa as the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) to U.S. Africa Command. USARAF will be fully operational capable (FOC) as an ASCC in FY12, and has doubled in size during the last 15 months.
USARAF is heavily involved in the professional development of African land forces, which remain the dominant military force in most African states.
USARAF’s goal is to help transform our partners’ land forces into contributors to peace and stability, with the capabilities and capacities required to accomplish their missions in support of legitimate authority.
USARAF continues to forge cooperative relationships and enduring partnerships that contribute to self-sustaining African security capacity.
Key to USARAF’s success is collaborating with both military and non-military partners. USARAF is fostering new partnerships.
2011 FMF request totals for Africa are approximately $38 million, of which $14 million is allocated to Tunisia and Morocco. If we are to achieve our strategic objectives and avoid undesirable long-term consequences, we must fully fund our requested FMF commitment to the African continent. FMF is critical to accomplishing the United States’ mission in Africa and constitutes a long-term investment in critical relationships.
Inadequate funding of our FMF request or inconsistent year-to-year distribution can compromise our efforts, turn our partners towards other sources, and inhibit peacekeeping operations.
FMF is fundamental to our strategy of preventative rather than reactive response.
this is some budget money we can cut...now..if Obama is serious...
He’s not fooling any of us.
No he’s not ... and he hugged Giannoulias
today on his Stir Up Racial Division and
I know, he called the criminal bankster Democrat the “soon to be senator” during a stop in Quincy.
Ah, and there goes Europe. They'll be flanked on all sides.
If Barry isn't a Muslim, than I am a baboon. Let's say I'm pretty confident.
The main reason I see zero raising the ante on aid to a bunch of third world shitholes is because he has a special place in his heart for his homeland.
In order to be the president of the United States, you have to be a natural born citizen so your loyalties are to this country. If you were born in, say, Kenya, your loyalties would be for Africa.
Thus, Obama's spending increase in the ability for Africans to slaughter themselves rising from $8.2M to $25.5M is calculated this way:
25.5 - 8.2 = 17.3
17.3 / 8.2 (the difference divided by the original amount) = 2.1097 ~ an increase of 211%.
The new total is 311% of the original amount. It is not an increase of 311%.
Please, do some rudimentary research before writing your "facts", and learn some basic math. Please.
There is nothing in this world that is not subject to contradiction and dispute.
Note: this topic is from 4/28/2010.This is a re-ping. Included in Zero's list are Algeria, Chad, Libya, and Sudan.