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Syria: Does Obama Know He Is Fighting On al-Qa’ida’s Side?

Syria: Does Obama Know He Is Fighting On al-Qa’ida’s Side?

Hands up which of you know what happened the last time the Americans took on the Syrian government army? I bet they can’t remember. Well it happened in Lebanon when the US Air Force decided to bomb Syrian missiles in the Bekaa Valley on 4 December 1983.

Egypt Massacre: Obama Condemns Violence, Cancels Joint Military Exercises

AFRICANGLOBE – President Barack Obama condemned the bloody massacre in Egypt on Thursday, announcing that joint military exercises next month were cancelled and that normal U.S. cooperation could not continue with the country while civilians were being killed.

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Obama’s Press Conference: The Smiling Face of a Police State

Less than three months ago, Obama gave a speech at the National Defense University in which he acknowledged that policies such as drone assassinations of American citizens and the indefinite detention of prisoners at Guantanamo—for which he is responsible—called into question the viability of American democracy.

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Obama: The Occasional African

AFRICANGLOBE – “I have the blood of Africa within me,” declared Barack Obama soon after he became America’s first Black President, as he stopped over in Ghana some four years ago. This is the kind of eloquent hyperbole Obama has engaged in for years. He is a master of the art of demagoguery.

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U.S. Can Invest in Africa On Bipartisan Basis

AFRICANGLOBE – President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania was written off as a “guilt trip” by some and a “last chance” to salvage an Africa policy legacy by others.

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Obama Visits Africa – an End to Paternalism?

AFRICANGLOBE – An African president once said publicly in Washington, “when I meet with heads of state from other countries, I am not lectured as I am by Americans. We are tired of the lectures.”

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Tanzania Has Strong Potential for Economic Growth

AFRICANGLOBE – President Obama said he has confidence in Tanzania’s future as its people work to strengthen their democracy and take advantage of new trade and development opportunities.

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Obama Clashes With African Host Over Homosexuality

AFRICANGLOBE – 38 African countries criminalize homosexuality. In four of those — Mauritania, northern Nigeria, southern Somalia and Sudan — the punishment is death. These laws have broad public support. A June 4 Pew Research Center survey found at least nine of 10 respondents in Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria believe homosexuality should not be accepted by society.

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U.S.-China Rivalry Exemplified in Obama Visit to Tanzania

AFRICANGLOBE – One of the goals of U.S. President Barack Obama’s tour of Africa is to promote U.S. business interests across the continent now turning to China. The competition between the economic giants is playing out in Tanzania, the last stop on Obama’s tour.

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