Obama Tells Africans Not To Trust America

Barack Obama is the single worst salesman of America to the world to ever hold the presidency. Basically, if foreigners pay attention to him, they get the idea that they probably shouldn’t like or trust America very much.

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President Obama pledged $7 billion in aid Sunday to provide electricity to sub-Saharan Africa, as he warned Africans to be wary of exploitation by other countries, including the U.S.

…Funds from the electricity initiative, dubbed Power Africa, will be distributed over the next five years to six countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania. Mr. Obama said the U.S. wants to help Africa without interfering like colonial powers did in the past.

“You will always find the extended hand of a friend in the United States of America,” he said.

But on his three-nation tour, the president also has been warning Africans not to automatically trust foreign powers offering help, including the U.S.

“When we look at what other countries are doing in Africa, I think our only advice is make sure it’s a good deal for Africa,” Mr. Obama told reporters in Johannesburg.

“If somebody says they want to come build something here, are they hiring African workers? If somebody says that they want to help you develop your natural resources, how much of the money is staying in Africa? … Don’t just assume that folks come here and they’re automatically benefiting Africans. And that includes the United States. Ask questions in terms of what we do.”

Almost the entire continent of Africa has been a non-functional charity case for as long as anyone can remember. It’s not too much of an exaggeration to say that before Europeans colonized the continent, it was a giant undeveloped jungle full of malaria, crocodiles and hostile tribes that murdered, enslaved and sometimes ate each other.

In living memory, the contribution of Africa to humanity has been practically zero, while trillions of dollars have poured in. We here in the United States have spent hundreds of billions in return for nothing much other than ingratitude. Yet, here’s Obama warning Africans to look out for all the people trying to take advantage of them, including America!

It’s insanity.

If we did nothing but loot Africa for the next hundred years, we’d never recover all we’ve sunk into it in return for zilch. Instead of encouraging Africans to look out for those awful foreigners trying to take advantage of them, maybe Obama should be encouraging them to say, “Thank you,” and learn some lessons from the people giving them charity — especially to the United States.

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