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DEMOCRATIC BUNDLER IN BED WITH CONGOLESE WARLORD

OBAMA TRADE ADVISOR ACCUSED OF BUYING GOLD FROM WARLORD, STEALING FROM NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

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A prominent Obama administration trade advisor is one of the central players in a series of scandals and ethical rows that have reportedly placed him in cahoots with corrupt Congolese warlords and other questionable figures.

Kase Lawal, an oil mogul with longstanding ties to the Clinton family, was appointed in 2010 as a member of Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Since his selection to the trade board, Lawal has become enmeshed in a pact to purchase large quantities of illegal gold from a violent Congolese warlord, according to a U.N. investigation and various reports.

The crooked gold deal—as well as several other past scandals—raise concerns that the Nigerian-born Lawal is unfit to advise the White House about an issue as sensitive as global trade.

Lawal—founder of the oil and gas conglomerate CAMAC International—stands accused of transferring millions of dollars to Gen. Bosco Ntaganda, a rebel commander who has been linked by the International Criminal Court to a series of ethnic massacres and rapes. The deal, if verified, violates a U.N. ban on doing business with rogue Congolese warlords.

Originally brokered by the former NBA All Star Dikembe Mutombo, the deal commenced just months after Lawal was appointed the trade board, Stefaans Brummer reports in the Mail & Guardian.

The arrangement began innocently enough.

Mutombo approached Lawal in 2010 with an offer to purchase a lump of Kenyan gold valued at nearly $10 million. It soon became apparent that the true owner of the gold was the warlord Ntaganda.

The U.N. obtained a copy of the Powerpoint presentation that Lawal associates used to tout the deal.

“We will play the role of buyer initially in partnership with lead contact,” one presentation slide states. “Using the highest discretion and confidentiality is a priority.”

A series of text messages between Lawal and his confidant Carlos St. Mary, who played a principal role in the deal, reveal that Lawal was well aware that the gold originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lawal wasn’t deterred by that striking revelation.

 

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Just some run of the mill warlord

» 17 Comments

  1. grayscape

    February 21st, 2012

    How many black African children have to die before we throw this goddamn racist corrupt prezdint in prison??

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  2. Moe Tom

    February 21st, 2012

    This has to be a damn lie. Our president would have nothing to do with such an act. Bullshit.

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  3. Sarthurk

    February 21st, 2012

    I’ll bet barry is jealous that he can’t wear a camo uniform and beret. If he gets voted in next term. I’ll bet he will. “Can’t Touch This”

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  4. Moe Tom

    February 21st, 2012

    The UN and their Barristers, and Chief Officers of Financials, in cohort with the united State Federal Bureaus of Investigations, in Wasington, District of Columbus, will apply their investivagive skill to this matter in a manner that will be suitable to all involved. That Lady Pelosi, and the Vice Presendente, along with other barristers and chief officers of the United States Junta, Government will get to the top of this in due time Thank you for your attention.

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  5. grayscape

    February 21st, 2012

    UN Investigation…. HA! The UN is just a protection racket for thugs and dictators. The largest criminal enterprise in history.

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  6. AbigailAdams

    February 21st, 2012

    Is this one more of those “Just a guy I know in the neighborhood”?

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  7. BigSlurpy

    February 21st, 2012

    I just know he’s trying to swindle me out of all that money that nice Nigerian prince keeps promising me in all those nice E-mails.

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  8. FreeMan - Save Us Sarah

    February 21st, 2012

    OBysmal has single handedly eliminated the traitor deficit in this country in one term.

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  9. Nutjob

    February 21st, 2012

    Well I guess as long its not for blood diamonds then its ok.

    Hmmmmmm, is it me or is every person associated with the fuhror dirty?

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  10. FreeMan - Save Us Sarah

    February 21st, 2012

    It is you Nutjob. You are sleeping, and having a bad dream, when you wake up it will all be better.

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  11. Edith McCrotch

    February 21st, 2012

    The U.N. must of not gotten their cut.

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  12. Dadof3

    February 21st, 2012

    So that email I got from Nigeria to get in on a deal for 10mil in gold wasn’t a scam after all?

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  13. reddecaesari

    February 21st, 2012

    he looks like someone from central casting for a chuck norris film.

    name one individual around obama that isn’t a fraud.

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  14. TOWG

    February 21st, 2012

    I don’t think his dog is a fraud. Bo seems like such a good boy. a good, good boy. I’ll give the girls a pass too. The rest of that crowd can burn in hell.

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  15. Bob M.

    February 21st, 2012

    Greaaaaaaaaaaaaat… now our Kenyan-in-Chieftain is gonna set off an African bush war while he’s at it… [rolleyes]

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  16. Fullauto GO

    February 22nd, 2012

    Even the true AFRICANS say Obumbo is nothing but another Corrupt ,rotten Thieving african ruler.
    Nigeria , Ghana , Ivory Coast ,Camaroon , Benin , LOL

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  17. Twellsy

    February 22nd, 2012

    And when he was a senator didn’t he support a mass murderer running for election over there? He just has to keep his hand in, doesn’t he.

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