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America Welcomes Prime Minister Abubakar Balewa of Nigeria, July 1961: 25-28


http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/Archives/USG-1H.aspx

 

Motion picture covering the official state visit of Prime Minister Abubakar Balewa of Nigeria to the United States, including welcoming remarks by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Prime Minister’s response, events with President John F. Kennedy, an address by the Prime Minister at the Capitol, stops at other sites in Washington, D.C., and stops in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Illinois, Knoxville, Tennessee, and New York City.

 

Former Liberian Leader Samuel Doe – America’s “Step Child”


 

Great documentary series on how America supported former Liberian President Samuel Doe.  It chronicles the 1980 coup in which soldiers overthrew, killed and disembowelled the former President William Tolbert.  Master Sergeant Samuel Doe (as he then was) succeeded Tolbert as Liberia’s Head of State.

The barely literate Doe was clearly not fit to lead a country.  Yet he was propped up with American aid, led a tyranny in which he favoured his Krahn ethnic group and Liberia eventually descended into civil war.
One of the most astonishing quotes from this series is an American diplomat who said of Doe:
“He should have lost but he rigged the election. But at that time all west African elections were rigged. It was a very normal thing to do… for the government to ‘win’ the election even though they may have had less than a majority of the vote.  It did not trouble us at all.”

 

American Soldier Shoots Dead 16 Civilians in Afghanistan


An American soldier in Afghanistan went on a killing spree, going from house to house and killing 16 Afghan civilians who were sleeping in their beds.  He apparently then calmly returned to his base and turned himself in.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2113410/US-soldier-shoots-dead-16-Afghan-civilians-house-house-shooting-spree-suffering-mental-breakdown.html?ICO=most_read_module

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7401726n

Osama Bin Laden Killed by American Forces in Pakistan


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/8488436/WikiLeaks-Osama-bin-Laden-killed-after-tip-offs-from-Guantanamo.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/osama-bin-laden-hid-wives-firefight-counter-terrorism/story?id=13507836

President Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate


Surprise, surprise – the President of the USA is actually….American!  His birth certificate is below:

birth-certificate-long-form

George Bush’s Book: Decision Points


Former US President George Bush’s new book “Decision Points” is out, and is causing controversy already!  Apparently the book defends VERY aggressive interrogation “techniques” (things called torture by other people) such as water-boarding by American intelligence services, his decision to invade Iraq, and has details of his friendship with Tony Blair.

http://www.economist.com/node/12931660

http://www.economist.com/node/17463207

Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary: Message from Hilary Clinton


Nice message from the US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton to Nigerians:

Iraqi Reporter Throws Shoes at George Bush


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9uIj0YvDBKE

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