Skip to comments.Democratic Bundler in Bed with Congolese Warlord
Posted on 02/21/2012 6:59:09 AM PST by jmcenanly
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 Obamas 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 dealas well as several other past scandalsraise concerns that the Nigerian-born Lawal is unfit to advise the White House about an issue as sensitive as global trade.
Lawalfounder of the oil and gas conglomerate CAMAC Internationalstands 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.
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And that is one ugly image to form in the mind. I picture war drums and war paint. Yuck.
I always ask if these African tyrants are related to Obama.
Everybody who’s anybody in Africa probably is. His baby daddy did get around.
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