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White House invite for dictator who has stolen billions from his impoverished African nation
dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 9, 2011 | Daniel Bates

Posted on 06/09/2011 2:00:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Barack Obama has come under fire for extending a formal invitation to a shamed African dictator who has ruthlessly plundered billions of dollars from his own country.

The U.S. President will today have a coveted private meeting with President Ali Bongo of Gabon in the Oval Office despite his appalling track record.

Bongo’s family has ruled the impoverished African nation with an iron fist for five decades and have used its oil riches to fund a life of outrageous luxury. Meanwhile one third of people in Gabon live on less than $2 a day and thousands starve to death each year or are forced to pick through garbage to find food.

Critics have pointed out that Gabon, with a population of 1.5 million, is the third-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa.

They claim that the only reason Mr Obama has agreed to the meeting is that he wants to curry favour with an ally to secure America’s fuel supplies - regardless of who it is.

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KEYWORDS: 201106; alamoudi; alibongo; bongo; corruption; dncpeople; gabon; holderspeople; joewilson; obama; obamaspeople; oil; plamenamegame; tyrants; valerieplame
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1 posted on 06/09/2011 2:00:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This president makes me sick. Obama probably hopes to pick up some pointers from this guy.


2 posted on 06/09/2011 2:05:23 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Birds of a feather flock together..


3 posted on 06/09/2011 2:08:33 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did he send his wife along with 500 others for holiday in Marbella and rent a complete 5-star Costa Del Sol Resort. This doesn’t sound like he was sharing sacrifice with his people. Shame on this foreign dictator. Dinner is served.


4 posted on 06/09/2011 2:12:13 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This probably will dovetail somehow with Michelle's upcoming trip to Africa.

High-power media-saturated push ahead for Black Power...just in time to energize the far-left vote for election '12.

5 posted on 06/09/2011 2:12:27 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Meanwhile one third of people in Gabon live on less than $2 a day and thousands starve to death each year or are forced to pick through garbage to find food.

Hmmmm, about 20% of American workers are unemployed (many have fallen off the actual count radar), millions have lost their home and vehicles as prices of gasoline, food and durable goods have skyrocketed. It's a leadership "takes one to know one" get together apparently. When's he going to visit Kenya? He seems to be steering clear of THAT nation.

6 posted on 06/09/2011 2:13:41 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: GSP.FAN
Maybe zero is investigating potential escape routes.

An exit strategy, if you will.

7 posted on 06/09/2011 2:13:41 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Ali Bongo and 0-bongo....PERFECT!


8 posted on 06/09/2011 2:13:59 PM PDT by Marshall 4x12 (Remind me which country this is?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder how many million of our tax dollars Bambi will promise this guy?


9 posted on 06/09/2011 2:17:07 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: knarf

That would be nice but i would assume he is giving Ali some more advice on destroying nations.


10 posted on 06/09/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think NObama is casting about all over Africa for a country to live in during his forthcoming exile.

He won’t be very picky, when he is one step ahead of treason charges.

With all the oil available to be drilled in the USA, especially the Bakken Field, no one can convince me that this meeting is about buying oil frm Gabon.

Most likely, NObama is setting the conditions for how much will be siphoned off by the Gabon government for NObama’s private retirement account.


11 posted on 06/09/2011 2:17:34 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry getting advice for when he has to leave the White House in 2012...All that “Stimulus” Money has to go somewhere!


12 posted on 06/09/2011 2:19:16 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ali Bongo.

There’s a name that inspires confidence.


13 posted on 06/09/2011 2:19:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: ridesthemiles

ding ding ding!

I think we have a winner!


14 posted on 06/09/2011 2:19:35 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: GSP.FAN

Vultures of a feather...


15 posted on 06/09/2011 2:19:45 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“White House invite for dictator who has stolen billions from his impoverished African nation”

Obama looking for pointers?


16 posted on 06/09/2011 2:20:25 PM PDT by Spok
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To: knarf
An exit strategy, if you will.

He's got to figure once he loses the full POTUS Secret Service and diplomatic bubble some euro weenie is gonna file a complaint against him and Rahm in the War Crimes tribunals for all the Chicago-style hits from UAVs they made against those poor Pakistani and AhaF-Ghahan civilians. There's a serious possibility that he could face arrest like Pinochet and Mladic if he ever set foot on " This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. "

17 posted on 06/09/2011 2:27:47 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

>> High-power media-saturated push ahead for Black Power...just in time to energize the far-left vote for election ‘12.

The problem is, the far-left and Black vote won’t be nearly enough... and there is no upside, as Bambi already has nearly 100% of both.

On the other hand, partying with murderous, grifting dictators doesn’t set too well with independents that are already sour on the Kenyan.


18 posted on 06/09/2011 2:29:50 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“to secure America’s fuels supplies”

How about DRILLING FOR OUR OWN DAMN OIL! = J O B S!!!


19 posted on 06/09/2011 2:30:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hussein obviously looking for some pointers.


20 posted on 06/09/2011 2:31:06 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another Muslim dictator!!


21 posted on 06/09/2011 2:32:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“........to secure America’s fuel supplies - regardless of who it is.”

Instead of our own! Damn this fool to hell.

So, how many billion$ will Obama give his black friend.


22 posted on 06/09/2011 2:43:37 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

another day in the Obama Whitehut.

In the immortal words of Daffy Duck...deth-spicable


23 posted on 06/09/2011 2:47:35 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: MamaDearest

Mr. “Spread the wealth around” won’t even help his own family out of poverty. Cold, calculating bat-turd.


24 posted on 06/09/2011 2:49:25 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s got to be some other reason because it is not characteristic of Obama to give a hoot about American access to oil, especially from a little no-name place in Africa.

But the situation immediately begs to be contrasted with Sarah Palin’s Alaska, where the state actually rebated its oil profits to all Alaskans.


25 posted on 06/09/2011 3:03:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has Ali Bongo’s supporters also murdered Christians, like Obama’s Kenyan uncle, Odinga? If so, yeah....Obama is probably getting some advice and pointers on how to proceed to phase II of his Marxist plan of destroying America.


26 posted on 06/09/2011 3:10:38 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah, one corrupt African who has bilked his country out of trillions invites another corrupt African who has bilked his country out of millions.

Somewhere there is a connection.......

And no, it’s not race...it’s culture.


27 posted on 06/09/2011 3:19:11 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Professional Courtesy” from one dictator to another.


28 posted on 06/09/2011 3:30:50 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Or playing Marcus Garvey?


29 posted on 06/09/2011 3:57:28 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: afraidfortherepublic

One of mac daddies people.


30 posted on 06/09/2011 4:30:58 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They claim that the only reason Mr Obama has agreed to the meeting is that he wants to curry favour with an ally to secure America’s fuel supplies - regardless of who it is.

Millions for foreign oil, not one penny for domestic suppliers!

31 posted on 06/09/2011 4:49:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued
President Bongo? I love Bongo!

Here's Bongo bowing before President Obama:

And here's Bongo when he first met the U.S. First Lady:


32 posted on 06/09/2011 5:55:35 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh to have a fake fly on the wall there. Hint, hint


33 posted on 06/09/2011 6:07:28 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obongo invites Bongo to White House.


34 posted on 06/09/2011 6:25:03 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
Ali Bongo of Gabon...'s family has ruled the impoverished African nation with an iron fist for five decades and have used its oil riches to fund a life of outrageous luxury. Meanwhile one third of people in Gabon live on less than $2 a day and thousands starve to death each year or are forced to pick through garbage to find food... Gabon, with a population of 1.5 million, is the third-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa... [Zero] wants to curry favour with an ally to secure America's fuel supplies -- regardless of who it is.
So, what's the problem? Damned naysayers. They've got $2 a day to live on, and garbage to eat. Geez.

And besides, an American entrepreneur is the driving force behind the effort to make sure every child in Africa has a laptop.


35 posted on 06/09/2011 6:25:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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White House invite for dictator who has stolen billions from his impoverished African nation

OK, this could be any of nearly every African nation. Some headline.

36 posted on 06/09/2011 6:28:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who belong in jail.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obongo and Bongo. Sheesh. What a picture.

Two, piss-poor, Third World-like morally bankrupt, politically corrupt, economically incompetent dictators.

37 posted on 06/09/2011 6:52:54 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Sign of a good, decent FREEPER: Promoting your own GOP candidate & not disrupting threads of others')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmm, preparation for a possible defeat in the election?


38 posted on 06/09/2011 7:27:13 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hussein had a Bongo in the White House? Or did he just have a bong?


39 posted on 06/09/2011 8:12:19 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
>"The U.S. President will today have a coveted private meeting with President Ali Bongo of Gabon in the Oval Office despite his appalling track record. "

Appalling Track Record? Who's Bongo's or 0bamgo's?

Just resign!

40 posted on 06/09/2011 8:13:19 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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41 posted on 06/09/2011 8:32:08 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SunkenCiv

“So, what’s the problem? Damned naysayers. They’ve got $2 a day to live on, and garbage to eat. Geez.”

His plan: to import that to America. So far, he’s on track.


42 posted on 06/09/2011 10:55:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The idea that Obama is a “friend of poor people” is about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.


43 posted on 06/09/2011 11:40:31 PM PDT by cookcounty (Would someone PLEASE give the President a calculator for his birthday???)
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To: Carry_Okie

Exactly what I was thinking. What African country with a “dictator” is anything BUT a hell-hole? Why is Africa such a basket case? It’s not just race, because there are places like Lybia that are just as corrupt.


44 posted on 06/09/2011 11:50:43 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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Why is Africa such a basket case?

Ham-handed government?

45 posted on 06/10/2011 12:22:23 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who belong in jail.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama is despicable, period.

That ... 'person' .... has permanently soiled the presidency with his overt contempt of the office he holds, the United States of America, we the people, and everything we as a nation stand for. And that vile anti-American ...'wife' ... of his is no better.

I don't believe in burning books or 'erasing' history. But in this case every mention of those two need to be scrubbed clean from our books, all documents, and all papers when they get booted in 2012. (like Pharaoh did with Moses)

Then, when my grandkids have kids they can tell them, 'Yes, there was a period of four years when we did not have a President. Your Great-Grandfather said it was like a Bad Dream. But everyone rejoiced when they woke up and 'it' was over.'

46 posted on 06/10/2011 5:28:24 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

Anyone catch the new South Park the other night?

If you did, Obama is the crapping duck.


47 posted on 06/10/2011 5:57:52 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Thanks for the heads up!


48 posted on 06/10/2011 8:52:01 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba (right) with his wife Sylvia at a State function. FILE | AFRICA REVIEW |

49 posted on 06/11/2011 12:16:17 AM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: Fred Nerks

Who Wants to Marry a Millionnaire? :’)


50 posted on 06/11/2011 5:56:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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