Obama Accepted $1.3M in Gifts Last Year from a Country Who Beheads more People than ISIS

Saudi-Arabia-Green-Sword-Grunge-Flag-WallpaperBy Andrew Emett

Released a day before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Department of State disclosed its annual list of gifts from foreign governments to federal employees. Although the State Department publicly condemned Saudi Arabia for numerous human rights violations, the Saudi king gave President Obama and his family roughly $1.35 million in gifts last year.

According to the Office of the Federal Register, many world leaders offered the president and multiple other federal employees lavish gifts throughout 2014. While British Prime Minister David Cameron gave Obama a photograph and facsimile telegram from Winston Churchill estimated at $440, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud offered First Lady Michelle Obama $1.13 million in jewelry sets. As Prince William pompously gave the president a signed photographic portrait of Prince William valued at $888, the Saudi King sent $80,000 jewelry sets to Obama’s daughters.


The Saudi government also gave the president two gold wristwatches valued at $85,240. Leading the international community in attempting to whore out our commander-in-chief, the Saudi king also presented Obama with a gold-plated brass replica of the Makkah Clock Tower on marble base estimated at $57,000.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a $440 photograph of the first American consulate in Jerusalem circa 1888, while Palestinian President Dr. Mahmoud Abbas gave Obama an ornate metallic disc plaque valued at $625. The Iraqi government sent a vase worth $430.

Instead of giving alms to the poor, Pope Francis presented Obama with a bronze medal valued at $1,015. His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, gave the president a folio of lithographs worth $1,707.

On January 5, 2014, the Saudi king gave a $19,628 silver wristwatch to White House Staff Member Prem Kumar. He also sent $8,170 gold wristwatches to White House Staff Members Philip Gordon, Rob Malley, and Ben Rhodes. With no sense of dignity or integrity, the Saudi government also gave Dr. Susan Rice a gold wristwatch and figurine valued at $6,340.

Before passing away earlier this year, King Abdullah reportedly spent over $9.8 million on U.S. lobbyists in 2013. According to the State Department’s 2014 human rights report, the Saudi government physically abuses detainees, holds political prisoners, denies due process, commits arbitrary arrests, and restricts freedom of expression. While allowing corrupt government officials to operate with impunity, the Saudis also beheaded Mohammad bin Bakr al-Alawi, a Saudi national, for practicing sorcery.

Although the State Department listed several gifts to CIA Director John Brennan and multiple anonymous agency employees, the donors’ names have been redacted because “such information could adversely affect United States intelligence sources or methods.” Besides receiving a $10,000 Omega men’s watch, Brennan was also given a $7,500 decorative rug. While world leaders openly gave the president books, a CIA employee received an unidentified series of children’s books valued at $832.13. For some reason, the kids books were “retained for official use.”

Fortunately, the First Family cannot keep any of these gifts without paying market value for them when Obama leaves office. According to U.S. law, the president must pay for the gifts/bribes or turn them over to the National Archives or other organizations for storage or display. According to the State Department, non-acceptance of the gifts “would cause embarrassment to the donor and U.S. Government.”

Andrew Emett writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com


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68 Comments on "Obama Accepted $1.3M in Gifts Last Year from a Country Who Beheads more People than ISIS"

  1. So the US is basically controlled by the Saudis.

    • The US and the Saudis are controlled by the Rockefellers and Rothschilds and Saudis are junior mafia partners. Vapid reporting with an agenda.

      • Sure – and that’s why Hillary’s slush fund…. I mean foundation – received such a huge “gift” of $25 million from the same Saudis. So who controls who???? I’m not sure I follow your line of thinking or lack thereof. Do you actually have facts to support your vapid accusation?

        • You aren’t aware that the international bankers have been pulling the strings on western nations for at least 200 to 300 years? They bankrolled and had their minions support the rise of Hitler, Stalin, Bolsheviks, Soviet Union, China. They have continued to centralize their power, esp. after WWII. It’s a mafia system, as much as the mafia systems run by the old popes and Medicis in the 12th century, except now the current powers-that-shouldn’t be are powerful enough that they are making their move to enslave all of us on a level most could never comprehend. It’s a seductive trap, using debt and distractions.

      • You have no idea how close you are.
        There are a group of men and I will leave it at that.
        Do some research and discover what I have known for years.
        Once you learn though, you really won’t be able to go anywhere with it.

        Enjoy.

    • Leaves Hillary with a grand opening – don’t you think?

  2. Were these gifts turned over to the national archives? If not, at that level, we can be sure that Obama was accepting bribes. For instance, did he suggest they gift the children? Are they subject to the gift/bribe rules? Will Obama declare the value $1, because the gifts are “used”? If it sounds like I don’t trust him, well I don’t.

    George Bush and family also received gifts from the Saudis, as did cabinet members; the gifts were turned over to the national archives.

    (quote)

    All the prince’s presents — including two 1,500-dollar gold and silver ceremonial daggers for White House chief of staff Andrew Card and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, a 3,000-dollar horse sculpture presented to Rice deputy, Stephen Hadley, and a 1,500-dollar ivory and gold letter opener offered to Secretary of State Colin Powell — have been turned over the National Archives, according to the documents.

    • Bamy-boy will write an executive order changing, or getting rid of, this law.

    • Bet he keeps them all – and doesn’t pay. yeah, right, I’ ll believe it when I see the cancelled checks, You really think that a guy who ignore the constitution and the supreme court and the congress is going to obey a state department regulation??

  3. Of all the deep state corruption and COP21 underway, why report on the trivial matter of ceremonial gifts in an attempt to make the Saudis look like anything more than the NWO puppets that they are?

    • Are you ex CIA or something? Privy to information that the rest of “dweebs” out here are not? Or are you a troll – hiding under the bridge with your pro -Obama lies?

      • Pro Obama? Try again. He’s another disgusting lying puppet and my views are the antithesis of the NWO. I know how the Matrix operates, reading more in year than most people read in a lifetime. Not privy, just determined knowing the liberty movement is out matched, David and Goliath. You haven’t done enough research to understand how TPTB operate. The hierarchy of control is pyramidal, knowledge is compartmentalized, and to sow maximum confusion multiple levels of intrigue and operations are run simultaneously. It’s N-dimensional chess. Articles with poor context are not what we need to fully enlighten others, they only serve to create displaced emotions that are not directed towards the apex elite who have been engineering the NWO for centuries. The “scientific dictatorship” technofeudal constant tracking and monitoring big brother version was formalized in the 1930s. Agenda 21, etc.

  4. Obozo should be arrested, then charged with treason, then beheaded himself.

    • If he really is the anti-Christ, then the real Jesus will come and shine His light on him, and then he will be gone.

      • Gone? You mean gone is smoke and flames?

        • How about smoke & mirrors!

        • How bout death by hanging!!!!!!

        • The Bible says, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. (II Thessalonians 2:8) What more can I tell you? Except when Jesus appeared to Paul as he was riding to Damascus, He was a great light that blinded his eyes. (Acts 22:6) He said to Moses, “No man can see My face and live.” (Exodus 33:20). Paul was very lucky to be alive after meeting the Lord that first time.

          • I respectfully submit that many profess to have seen Jesus Christ, our Savior, without being blinded like the Apostle Paul. The passage you are thinking of concerns mortal man looking upon the face of God the FATHER. For NO MAN (flesh) can look upon His face and live. Jesus was seen by the Apostles for 40 days after Jesus rose from the grave. The Lord God Jehovah is manifest to us, who believe, as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost (Spirit).

          • WHere did you get the last (false) idea? God is never revered to as God the Holy Spirit.

          • God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. This is the biblical description of the triune Godhead. The Holy Ghost is also synonomous with God the Holy Spirit. He is one and the same. Might I suggest with all due respect that you study the Holy Scriptures in greater detail.

          • The Bible never says God the Son. Stop your trinitarian crap.

          • I would not that thou or others be deceived by vain and deceived teachers who are not filled with the Holy Ghost, but are carnal men, who discern not the truth. I desire not to be contentious with thee. So I will reply to your statement here. It is written: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) This passage speaketh of He who was to come into the world of men, Jesus Christ, that He, God could save men from their sins with a perfect blood sacrifice, for under the law of Moses the blood of lambs and goats merely covered the sins of men, but the perfect sinless blood of Christ, my Lord, washes away mans sin. What thinkest thou, that Christs death and ressurection was merely an unecessary offering when the blood of lambs and goats were just as perfect in the sight of the Living God? God forbid. Thereby, men know that they are clean indeed because of the shed blood of Christ Jesus.

            Is it not written, beloved of my Father,who is the founder of our faith in Christ Jesus, where He declares in the same chapter of John, the 14th verse; “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us…..” Does not the holy living Word of God not declare that the Word was (and is) God? (John 1:1) Throughout the teachings of Christ He declared that He is not only the Messiah, which was foretold by the prophet Isaiah in his writings, but that He is also God? Is it not written; “He who sees me, sees the Father.” “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.”

            I speak of Spiritual things, but because you are carnal, you do not see nor understand my words. Yet, I am Spiritual, for the Spiritual man discerneth all things of God. It is not I that worketh, but He who worketh through me. I am the least in my Fathers kingdom, and most wretched of all men. Yet I have been sent to bear witness to the light, that He might be made manifest to those who believe. Do not be deceived by lying spirits that cast men to and fro like a leaf in the wind. But be firmly rooted in the infallible Word of the Living God. If you lack understanding, then ask Him for understanding, that you may not be lacking in anything.

          • The bible never says God the Father, God the Son God the holy Spirit. NEVER, so it is time you read the Bible. The Trinity is a man mad false doctrine.

          • Michael Skok | December 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm |

            Respectfully, He can be seen without the beholder being killed because He can manifest Himself into a flesh and blood body. An example of this is Luke 24:39-43 where He showed the nail holes in His hands and feet to His apostles and told them to feel Him that He was flesh and bones; and He also ate a fish.

          • Exodus 33:20 is Yahweh not Jesus.

          • Michael Skok | December 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm |

            Yahweh is the Word. All things were made by him and without him was not any thing made that made. John 1:1-3

        • he is not the antichrist that everyone is looking for he is just a antichrist. the worlds most famous antichrist is nimrod. you so called christians really don’t know the bible nor do you know God.

          • Hey soulspeaker, do you believe in everything you read or make up?

          • Soulspeaker | December 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm |

            oh do you believe hes the antichrist then? Any one who is against Christ is and antichrist hence the anti in front of the name. I don’t believe in evolution so no i don’t believe in everything i hear or read. I do know nimrod in a lot of old religions he was considered as a god to them. so he has many names since he was a king that ruled most if not all of the world for a time then everyone split up and moved to different regions around the world. its good to learn history, you should try it some time.

      • I think the “anti-Christ has better manners and morals than obozo could eve think of having.

      • UnalienableRight | November 30, 2015 at 11:20 pm | Reply

        He, you, I and everyone else will all have a brief appearance; hope your’s goes better than that of Obama.

  5. No wonder he’s getting gifts from his brotherhood. Money that could have created jobs for those poor little terrorists so they wouldn’t be inclined to terrorize. sarc

  6. Obama, That’s our BOY!

    • No! Not our BOY! Our Muslim President and all of those idiots that voted for him should hang their heads in shame. He is a fraud, a liar, a traitor and a Muslim claiming to be Christian. He claimed Christianity because as a Muslim he would have never been elected.

    • Bet you voted for the damn fool, didn’t you??? You should feel bad for doin so. Im so thankful I didn’t vote for the terrorist Muslim pig!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Charlotte Whitaker | November 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm | Reply

    It look like Obama is getting paid pretty good for destroy America

  8. These gifts that Obama will not accept are nothing compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts Ronald Reagan collected from a variety of rightwing potentates and blood thirsty generals such as Augusto Pinochet of Chile, the mass murdering generals of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Argentina, and from the same Saudi regime and various sheikdoms. Of course like Obama Reagan received these gifts but never took personal possession of them donating them to the National Archives as all presidents do. What was much worse was the millions of dollars of taxpayer money that Reagan gave to the genocidal Pol Pot regime of Cambodia from 1981 to 1989 that killed 2 million of its own people – and of course advanced weaponry like the TOW II missile and Stinger anti-air missiles that Reagan gave to the Iranian terror regime during the Iran-Contra Affair. These were truly scandalous unlike the charade of these non-accepted gifts that are immediately turned over to the National Archives

  9. I’ll bet that Barry isn’t storing all this money in Ft. Knox.

  10. Is not Saudi Arabia of the same islamic faith as is ISIS? …so why should this be surprising?? We all know the old saying –“birds of a feather flock together”. Then there is the bible scripture “as a man thinketh, so is he”.

  11. Does ANY of this surprise you? BHO is muslim through and through and has stated that he will go with the muslims when all is said and done.

  12. WOW! Those are some real perks! The IRS should be VERY interested in their situations.

    • paulette barrow | November 30, 2015 at 2:27 pm | Reply

      No they can keep them if they are willing to pay the tax on them

      • yeah, right, I’ ll believe it when I see the cancelled checks, You really think that a guy who ignore the constitution and the supreme court and the congress is going to obey a state department regulation??

        • paulette barrow | November 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm | Reply

          Oh bama will do whatevewants but by law if they want to keep anything they have to pay the dues,taxes and all that to keep it,we know Obama will hatever the frick

  13. Federal Employees are not to accept Personal Gifts. All Gifts from any source belong to the Federal Government and not any individual.

  14. dennis cheever | November 30, 2015 at 1:53 pm | Reply

    Payment to Obama the Dictator for services rendered. This is how politicians get paid off.

  15. Arthur Fernandez | November 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm | Reply

    ………The SOB is Traitor, and should be dealt as such!,……..Somebody got to pay him for his outstanding work right!!……

  16. I thought there were prohibitions that federal employees not accept gifts for ethical reasons.

  17. This crooked president (small p for an a-hole) should have no problem in paying off any “gift tax”. Just like any other president, nearly a penny if at all actually comes out of their own pockets.

  18. Ronald Fischer | November 30, 2015 at 4:09 pm | Reply

    Again this Traitor is taking money from Foreign Country’s just like when Killary took from Foreign agents back in 2008 to give to Obama to get him elected,that was against the federal law to take gifts from any foreign person to try to get someone get elected and it must have been Millions and Killary knew dam well that it was ILLEGAL to do something like that.Then she paid them back by sending them emails on her ILLEGAL SERVER that she lied about,her middle name when she was born should have been called LIAR because that is all she ever did in her LIFE and also a CROOK when she stool from the W.H.that wasn’t nail down before she left now she wants to get back in to get the rest of the STUFF that she forgot.We are dealing with two connivers for the last 7 years both of them have commented Treason against a pone our country and they are not finish with us YET and like Obama said he has ISIS DETAINED he sure dose and they are right here in our country and Obama is letting them build Terrorist Training Camps right in our own back yard what is this UN- American is trying to pull off with these Terrorist Training right here on American SOIL doesn’t anyone understand what this man is up to just look at the last 7 years all of those Executive Orders that he signed were to help our ENEMIES not the country called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN that he despise.All that is on his mine is about being the Dictator of the world which well never happen that is his reason for trying to take WE THE PEOPLE guns away so then it would be much easier for him to take full Control over the people of this country like i said one time before that’s all he really is looking to do,but he must be really out of his mine to even think about that why doesn’t he read our 2nd Amendment he did go to collage to learn Law but i guess he didn’t understand the one word called SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED a pone in another word there is nothing he could do about it.What Obama is trying to do is comment TYRANNY against the UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN i served in Vietnam as a Combat Infantryman and was wounded and i would sure fight again this time to take my country back that i fought for with thousands of other soldiers that the Democrats had over 60,000 men killed and thousands of us DISABLED then take my blood money and give it to is buddies to feed them and all the goodies in can with the peoples money and we have him again with no increase in SSD or my blood money from the VA,Obama had the balls to take our money and take care of those criminals from Mexico and his other buddies that he brought here not the people so why don’t he build a a town like FEMA and let them live there and you take your money Obama and feed and cloth them because you are the one that brought them here.

  19. Phyllis Schultz | November 30, 2015 at 4:18 pm | Reply

    Obuma accepts expensive gifts from our enemies, while Americans are struggling to stay afloat. No wonder he doesn’t want to leave office. Millions in gifts, millions for vacations, at tax payers expense. I can see now why he thinks he’s a king.

  20. I would bet that the Obama family still has all the gifts from Saudi, he may have donated the other gifts but the jewelry and stuff from the Saudi king he still has. I hope the IRS goes after him when he is done.

  21. Grounds for Obama’s impeachment…..

    ■Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the President
    authority to appoint senior federal officials if the Senate is in
    recess. Thereby, a U.S.
    Court of Appeals in Washington has ruled unanimously that Barack Obama’s three
    appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 were
    unconstitutional. U.S. Circuit Judge David Sentelle wrote, “Considering the
    text, history and structure of the Constitution, these appointments were
    invalid from their inception.”

    ■Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution reserves for Congress
    alone the power to declare war, yet Barack Obama authorized the use of military
    force in Libya without Congressional approval.

    ■Barack Obama violated Habeas Corpus by signing into law the
    National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the government to detain
    United States citizens without a trial.

    ■Barack Obama has consistently refused to allow States to
    enforce immigration law.

    ■Barack Obama ignored the WARN Act just before the election,
    telling companies he would reimburse them for their trouble if they would hold
    off on issuing pink slips until after Election Day.

    ■Barack Obama refused to prosecute New Black Panther Party
    members who disenfranchised voters in Pennsylvania.

    ■Barack Obama oversaw the huge “Fast and Furious” Operation and
    subsequent cover-up, an illegal operation meant to gain support for gun control
    that led to the deaths of several Americans. Truly, Obama and Holder are guilty
    of being “accessories to murder.”

    ■Barack Obama stood idly by while our Libyan ambassador and
    three other brave Americans were killed in Benghazi. He didn’t want to act
    before voters went to the polls; so he let our countrymen die.

    ■Barack Obama committed “High Treason” by the aiding and
    abetting of our enemy, The Muslim Brotherhood.
    He gave $1.3 BILLION of taxpayer money, 20 F-16 Fighter jets, and over
    200 Abrams tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood which is tightly aligned with Al
    Qaeda.

    The current scandalous spying atrocities committed by Barack
    Obama not withstanding…

    ·
    How ObamaCare is not only unconstitutional but illegally bypasses
    Congress, infringes on states’ rights, and marks an unprecedented and
    unauthorized expansion of IRS power.

    ·
    How Obama has sidestepped Congress and already granted largely
    unreported de facto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens using probably
    illicit interagency directives and executive orders.

    ·
    How the Obama administration recklessly endangered the public by
    releasing from prison criminal illegal aliens at a rate far beyond what is
    publicly known.

    ·
    The president’s personal role in the September 11, 2012 Benghazi
    attacks, with new evidence about what was transpiring at the U.S. mission prior
    to the assaults – possibly impeachable activities in and of themselves.

    ·
    Illicit edicts on gun control actions in addition to the deadly “Fast
    and Furious” gun-running operation intended, the book shows, to collect
    fraudulent gun data.

    ·
    From “fusion centers” to drones to alarming Department of Homeland
    Security power grabs, how U.S. citizens are fast arriving at the stage of
    living under a virtual surveillance regime.

    ·
    New evidence of rank corruption, cronyism and possible impeachable
    offenses related to Obama’s first term “green” funding adventures misusing
    public funds.

    · How Obama has
    weakened America both domestically and abroad by emboldening our enemies,
    tacitly supporting a Muslim Brotherhood revolution, spurning our allies, and
    minimizing the threat of Islamic fundamentalism.

    And…the unconstitutional legislating from the Executive Office
    (Obama) by revising Obamacare. A law cannot be rewritten or revised without first
    going before Congress.

    Outright lying to the American public about Obamacare…not only
    about keeping your plan and doctor PERIOD,
    but the BS about it saving people on the average $2500 per year, when in
    reality it will cost on the average $7500 more per year. And deductibles? In millions of cases, it will go from $2500
    to $12,500! And now, 27 more
    unconstitutional changes to the law of the land – rewriting Obamacare usurping the
    power of Congress.

    §
    Release of Gitmo
    terrorists without Congressional notification.

    §
    Complete refusal to
    uphold Federal Immigration Laws.
    Instead, he sues States that attempt to enforce Federal Immigration Laws
    – all to add future Democrat welfare-dependent voters.

    §
    You can now add the
    “deal” which Obama implemented with Iran – the “deal” is a
    “treaty” any way you cut it;
    hence, only Congress can initiate a treaty.

    §
    Obama insisting on
    bringing into the U.S. untold thousands of Muslims infiltrated with ISIS; thus
    once again breaking his Oath of Office in which he promised to protect us from
    foreign invasion.

  22. Government officials are required to give gifts to the GAO. If they want to keep ANY gift they have to buy them from the GAO. This article is misleading.

  23. Hahaha….those are just the ones allowed for public knowledge. We’ll never know the extent of valuables passed via corruption.

  24. all of these is too good for him—- should be rolled in pig then slowroasted

  25. Irene Elizabeth Grooms | December 1, 2015 at 10:18 am | Reply

    Obama isn’t the anti christ he hasn’t arrived here yet..

  26. I remember reading somewhere that federal employees aren’t allowed to receive gifts? Something about a conflict of interest? Talk about a conflict of interest, this clown reinvented the term. He is a joke, but most of us aren’t laughing.

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