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The Kremlin: Obama has ‘no vision, no future’ planned for Africa
The Kremlin Moscow, Russia Russia Times ^ | 06/28/2013 | The Kremlin Moscow, Russia Russia Times

Posted on 07/01/2013 12:36:59 AM PDT by TexGrill

President Obama’s trip to Africa is little more than a public relations stunt to a continent desperate for his help, Lawrence K. Freeman, editor of Executive Intelligence Review magazine, told RT.

RT: What can we expect from Obama’s three-nation tour, do you think?

Lawrence Freeman: There’s not going to be much accomplished. The purpose of the trip is not to help the African people to develop these African nations. This is a very calculated, glorified public relations tour to three countries and most people in Africa are going to realize, and do realize already, that this country is doing nothing to help their continent. And what they do know is that the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi, led by Obama and NATO, has been a catastrophe for north and West Africa in supporting various elements that have now allowed the destabilization of many of these countries, especially with the arms and the flow of Tuaregs and terrorists coming out of Libya. So the South African people are not pleased or happy with President Obama and he’s going to offer absolutely nothing except maybe entice private sector companies to make a few investments. But this is really pathetic in terms of what Africa needs.

RT: To what extent is this more about China’s influence there?

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


TOPICS: Russia
KEYWORDS: obamaafrica
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1 posted on 07/01/2013 12:36:59 AM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

OUCH!!!


2 posted on 07/01/2013 12:40:34 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: TexGrill

Ivan has Ohomo pegged.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 12:43:45 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: TexGrill

Maybe he’s soliciting CARE packages for a few needy families in Detroit.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 12:45:11 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: TexGrill

He does have a vision and future planned for America...make it more like Africa!


5 posted on 07/01/2013 12:47:45 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: TexGrill
In fact Obama’s done less than George Bush and less than Bill Clinton even though he’s called the Son of Africa.

Yup

6 posted on 07/01/2013 1:10:58 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: D Rider

You would think the first Kenyan-born President of the USA would do more for the African continent. Oh wait, pink trumps black and since many Africans are not receptive to gay marriage, Obummer doesn’t care about them.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 1:17:33 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Two things Russia seems to have taken over are professional boxing and the protection of Christians and Christianity in the world. Th United States is still a Christian nation demographically and in theory, but you’d never know it from observing the activities of our government.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 1:31:44 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: TexGrill

The Zero does not care about anyone but himself, and his own power in particular. Remember him rolling the bus over Rev. Wright? That was just for starters.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 1:42:08 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: TexGrill
This trip was not about Africa. It was all about Obama. Everything is about Obama. I, me, my, mine.

That, and spending as much of the taxpayers’ money as possible.

10 posted on 07/01/2013 1:44:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TexGrill

“little more than a public relations stunt”

Just like any other time/event/whatever.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 1:57:30 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: fatnotlazy

I wonder how many people know that Obama took 538 (that’s right, 538) business CEO’s and leaders with him on this three day trip. Crony capitalism anyone? Can you even compute how much of the taxpayers’ money this has cost to bring 538 business leaders with him on this junket (vacation). And for what possibly, and I emphasize the word possibly, generates a few business deals supposedly to justify bringing FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT business leaders with him. What this President gets away with is unfathomable.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 2:02:04 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

First time I’ve heard that ... is there a list ?


13 posted on 07/01/2013 2:24:36 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: knarf

No, I don’t know which business leaders went on the trip, just that they were going with Obama. I heard it only once on TV, I believe (I remember factoids like this) however, basically no one is talking about it anywhere in the MSM. Don’t you think this would have gotten out somewhere; where is conservative talk radio on this? Where is Fox?

Here is one paragraph from a Christian Science Monitor article on the Africa trip, dated June 26, 2013, apparently one of the few outlets mentioning this:

“White House officials insist that the administration is serious about reenergizing the US role in Africa beyond what Ms. Cooke calls the “maintenance mode” of Obama’s first term. They say he will signal that new commitment not only through the 500 US business leaders who will accompany the president at some point on his trip, but also through his emphasis on the US “model” of a mutually beneficial relationship.”


14 posted on 07/01/2013 2:33:50 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: TexGrill

Liberals still support him.

They are incapable of logic or figuring out what is really going on.

I just spoke with one Thursday night. Hasn’t a clue.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 2:37:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Now the EU and moderate Muslims are beginning to rebuke Obummer. EU and Malaysia are both threatening to stop Free Trade talks with ‘Snooper Dogg.’


16 posted on 07/01/2013 2:42:18 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill
Obama will do for South Africa, the same he did for Egypt.
17 posted on 07/01/2013 3:07:46 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: flaglady47

Isn’t Fascism another term for Crony Capitalism?


18 posted on 07/01/2013 4:12:42 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: F15Eagle

...”Liberals still support him.

They are incapable of logic or figuring out what is really going on.

I just spoke with one Thursday night. Hasn’t a clue”...

This is one terrible weakness in our system. When you have a situation where anyone who can get possession of the money to run for office can run, no matter how corrupt or ignorant that candidate might be, you have the seeds of failure for the entire nation. They need no prior experience or proven success at anything. What can we expect? So many of those people populating the halls of Congress and all over government are an insult to our intelligence. Once they get in there, especially as bureaucrats, they are in for life, and then retire on a big pension from our pockets, while the workers in the private sector barely exist. It has become very hard to keep “hope” alive!


19 posted on 07/01/2013 4:19:17 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: TexGrill

Why are we responsible for the vision and/or future of Africa? Isn’t that something Africa should be working on for herself?


20 posted on 07/01/2013 4:32:24 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: jazzlite

“Isn’t Fascism another term for Crony Capitalism?”

Bingo. You get the prize.


21 posted on 07/01/2013 4:42:17 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: TexGrill

...”Now the EU and moderate Muslims are beginning to rebuke Obummer. EU and Malaysia are both threatening to stop Free Trade talks with ‘Snooper Dogg’.”...

I wonder how many folks like myself are finding comfort in the actions of other nations and their media who are much more aware of the danger we are in right now than our own government and media watchdogs seem to be. I am supposing that Germany, especially, still has a good memory of the Nazi years when their population allowed and even encouraged the unthinkable and unspeakable to happen right under their noses. We have never suffered anything that bad and, consequently are, in my view, very ignorant about the patterns shaping up here which are very much like those in Germany in the 1930s. Hardly a day goes by that I am not stressed about what has been the most blessed nation in the history of the world becoming something much less than what we have ever been. I fear we are being trashed and thrown away.


22 posted on 07/01/2013 4:42:22 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: TexGrill

AMEN! Have to agree. No vision, no plan, no clue, no..., no... Isn’t it amazing how you have to wholeheartedly agree with someone who, a few short years ago, you’d have considerd your bitterest enemy.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 4:49:54 AM PDT by wdk535
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To: jazzlite

Didn’t these fools re-elect Hank Johnson or has he still been in office since his amazingly ignorant gaffe?


24 posted on 07/01/2013 6:11:41 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: varmintman

This is a PR stunt to get back his Mojo—The old Magic. A play of the race card—like his trip to the door of No return. All a giant Photo-Opportunity for the front pages of the press and not for Africa. Its called—Lets talk about this and not his many scandals and failures. It will not work. The Media have spun it as best they can—but once the mask is gone—it can not be replaced. This is his last real trip—


25 posted on 07/01/2013 7:23:20 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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