Barack Obama: The Black, White Supremacist, Who Destroyed North Africa

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readFeb 20, 2023

The tragic irony of America’s first president of African extraction.

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2008 feels like a very long time ago.

Back then, we were all swept in the euphoria which accompanied the victories of Obama, first as the Democratic nominee and secondly as the President elect.

The feeling back then was that Barack Obama could walk on water and solve all of the problems of the earth.

And with good reason too.

Folks will remember that he was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize even before he’d had time to settle into his job as leader of the free world.

But this was before the events of 2011.

When a Tunisian street trader decided to express his anger and frustration by setting himself alight, no one thought that this action would have world changing consequences.

And yet it did.

The fall out of the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi led to the fall of age old regimes across Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya.

But the real story of 2011 was how the United States of America and its allies chose to use the Twitter revolution or the Arab spring to its advantage.

First it was detached encouragement of the will of the Egyptian, Tunisian and Libyan people and then it became the good old fashioned scramble for the resources of these countries.

For Nicholas Sarkozy and even Barack Obama, who had cozied up to Muammar Gaddaffi in the past, the volte-face was simply extraordinary.

The man, whom the British government under Tony Blair had rehabilitated as a ‘friend of the west’ became a pariah overnight.

And before we knew it, the talk became about the removal of the oppressive Libyan dictator.

And soon enough, this talk became a reality when NATO led a bombing campaign of Gaddafi’s homeland. It was NATO who deployed its technology in tracking the long serving Libyan leader, thereby delivering the man to the insurgents, who didn’t waste anytime in putting Gaddaffi to pasture.

With one of the most prominent pan African leaders out of the way, one who had…

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Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible