Hat tip to James Simpson at Accuracy in Media for sharing this exclusive story.
Simpson story brings up a very, very disturbing question, which once again must be filed under just whose side is Obama on?
As background, while Michelle Obama was promoting her hashtag campaign to #bringbackourgirls after Boko Haram’s mass kidnapping, the Obama administration was working behind the scenes to completely undermine Nigeria’s efforts to combat the terrorists.
Simpson writes, “Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum purchases from Nigeria to zero, plunging the nation’s economy into turmoil and raising concerns about its ability to fund its battle against the terrorists. Nigeria responded by cancelling a military training agreement between the two countries.”
But at least we had that hashtag campaign going!Now you’d think Obama would be more supportive of Nigeria, considering it’s a fairly new democracy. For the most part since its independence in 1960, Nigeria has been ruled by dictatorships. However – and here’s the kicker – Nigeria’s current leader, Dr. Ebele Goodluck Jonathan, is a Christian.
Nigeria’s presidential election is this Saturday and Jonathan’s opponent is “Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim presidential candidate from Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram was spawned and wields the most influence.”
And guess who’s assisting Buhari with his campaign?
None other than the consulting firm AKPD, founded by David Axelrod. You might remember him. Simpson describes him as “ the force behind President Obama’s election victories in 2008 and 2012. He served as Obama’s Senior Advisor until 2011. A well-placed Nigerian interviewed for this report who asked to remain unidentified says that influential Nigerians within and outside the government believe Obama deliberately undermined the war effort and sabotaged the Nigerian economy to make President Jonathan appear weak and ineffectual, and thus bolster the electoral prospects for AKPD’s client, Buhari.”
Simpson says “the Obama administration has said it is barred from supplying weapons (to Nigeria) by the so-called Leahy Amendment which forbids foreign states that have committed “gross human rights violations” from receiving military aid.”
“However this did not stop the U.S. from sending Special Forces to Uganda—another country accused of such violations—to assist in capturing Lord Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. Nor did it prevent Obama from supporting al-Qaida-linked rebel groups in Libya, who later went on to attack the Benghazi mission, and have now joined ISIS. The Syrian “moderates” the administration claimed to back are also allegedly joining with ISIS.”
“In fact, Obama supported the Islamic radicals who destabilized states throughout the Middle East, including Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, and did little to prevent Iranian-backed Shiites from overthrowing Yemen—a key ally in the War on Terror. And despite claims that the U.S. “does not negotiate with terrorists,” the administration did so in secret with the Taliban for years, most notoriously over the release of Bowe Bergdahl.”
And in case you’ve been living under a rock, our State Department is currently making a deal that will allow Iran to eventually obtain a nuke and just waved a magic wand that makes Iran and Hezbollah no longer terrorists.
You can read the rest of Simpson’s insightful article here, but could there possibly be any more damning evidence that our president is on the side of the Islamists?