26 October 2011

The Africa They Never Tell You About

"Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer 
of money from poor people in rich countries 
to rich people in poor countries." - Douglas Casey 

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Namibia's new (presidential) 'State House'

I wonder if that hyperactive savior-of-the-downtrodden Bono's ever visited any these cribs -you know, just to see where all the cash he guilt-trips from people (inc. GWBactually goes...?

Just another Nigerian mansion under construction...

Living The Good Life in Gabon

Ghana's garish Presidential Palace (2005)

McMansion in Trasacco Valley , Accra , Ghana

Mansion (68 rooms!) belonging to Mugabe's nephew... Zimbabwe

Sudanese Presidential Palace

Jubilee Palace - Addis Ababa, Ethiopa

Palais Presidentiel, Djibouti

Palais Presidentiel, Djibouti

Semi-detached yuppie condos in Nigeria-
(looks like Laguna Niguel, CA cca 1990!)

Latest Malibu-type oceanfront pad in Dakar, Senagal

Beachfront Villas in Tanzania

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

Lagos, Nigeria

Accra, Ghana

Johannesburg, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Kampala, Uganda

Kampala villa

out back of that same Kampala pad...
So tell me WHY we're giving money to 
150 out of 192 countries in existence...
while teetering on the edge of default ourselves?

Have you seen Detroit lately...?

[Interactive US foreign aid map -here-]

Theodora   HappyTellUs   B.A.C   h/t RL


Libertarian Advocate said...

Oh boy, now you've gone and done it James. Exposing USAID as the viper pit of corruption its always been.

Reaganite Republican said...

We're broke, LibAd- this country is going to have to bite the bullet, and so will all the leaches attached to our posterior

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Did you see all of the cameras here? ... "Semi-detached yuppie condos in Nigeria"

Reaganite Republican said...

Yeah- we've all got riff-raff to contend with!

That's how they know they've arrived, when you've got stuff worth stealing finally lol

Trestin said...

I've been there and seen it. What you do not see in those photos is the people less than a mile away who are starving. This is where the money UNICEF, the World Bank, and countless other charities go; into a handful of the super rich who use the money to suppress any resistance. Never give any money to African relief.

Madhat said...

Maybe those African nations should be putting money into the American relief fund now? You know, return the favour...

Reaganite Republican said...

Was looking forward to your input on this one, Trestin

Much obliged-

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