Bongos, Fiascos, and wars have all been in the news lately but let’s deal with the last first and hold President Ali Bongo of Gabon and rapper Lupe Fiasco in abeyance since America’s wars matter far more than both of them.
Our anti-war president, who rose to the top of the presidential heap in part due to his very principled opposition to our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, is evolving into a warmongerer almost on a par with Genghis Khan and Adolph Hitler even if he hasn’t, yet, laid waste to most of Eurasia or initiated a worldwide conflagration.
The first inkling that should have been a tipoff that Barack Hussein Obama was a closet lover of war was his failure to push for closure of Gitmo despite his pledge to shut down that transparent symbol of America’s adventurous iniquities but he was so clever that few noticed he had a bloodthirst for conflict.
That inclination has become more transparent by Obama’s failure to quickly wrap up Bush’s Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan’s Operation Enduring Freedom campaigns, as he had also pledged, and has now been set in stone by his wars on the sneak in Libya and in Yemen. (http://nyti.ms/kK5w7O)
Characterizing the Libyan war as a “kinetic action” and carrying on the war in Yemen covertly doesn’t really cut it, transparently speaking, Mr. President. It’s past time that, having involved the nation in a third and fourth wars, that you fess up as a warmongerer.
What Fiasco did say, in his considered opinion, was that, “My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. You know, the root cause of terrorism is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”
Personally, I think it’s a wonderful thing that rappers are so informed and articulate in their elucidations on the nuances of geopolitics and the threats posed by the war on terror. It’s even more wonderful that Fiasco can see through Obama’s guile and perceive him as a terrorist, a terrorist in the closet just as he is a closeted warmongerer.
Ali Bongo, not the British comedy magician but the president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Odimba, is certainly no terrorist.
The well-fed Bongo may be guilty of crimes against Gabonese humanity, is believed to have stolen billions from his oil-rich nation’s coffers where the peons survive on $2 a day, owns dozens of luxury digs throughout the globe, and engages in “suspicious transactions.”
Bongo was an honored guest at America’s White House. Obama’s new flack deftly tried to deflect the flak.
According to Britain’s Daily Mail, which reports more truth about Obama than his captive MSM is allowed to report, “White House press secretary Jay Carney admitted that Bongo has a ‘less than sterling’ record but explained, ‘First of all, the president of Gabon is making reform efforts, which we support. Secondly . . . Gabon has been an important partner in some of the issues that are very important to American national security.’ “
Unexplained are the nature of all those “reform efforts,” those important “national security” issues, and how Bongo became filthy rich. (http://bit.ly/mqMTgU)
I wouldn’t for the life of me suggest the president of the United States was a terrorist, as his fellow black Fiasco did, or that he is a hypocrite for honoring a thieving leech like Ali Bongo Odimba, another fellow black, in the Oval Office. I would, however, question why Obama has needlessly involved America in a third and now a fourth war in the Mideast.
Accusations of terrorism and sucking up to grasping African potentates is one thing. Endangering the lives of American troops is quite another.