Obama Helps Strengthen General Electric-Putin Ties



Obama helps strengthen General Electric-Putin ties

By: Timothy P. Carney
Examiner Columnist


Reuters reports an interesting nugget in the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Vladimir Putin his wish and kill the Eastern European missile shield:

Shortly after the pullback on the shield programme was announced, Russia’s government said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would meet several U.S. executives on Friday from firms including General Electric, Morgan Stanley  as well as TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity firms

General Electric may be the company with the closest ties to the Obama administration (if not, GE is second only to Goldman Sachs), and here we see the company benefiting from an abrupt foreign policy change made by President Obama. But GE isn’t the only company benefiting. Reuters paints the broader picture:

“U.S. companies have arguably lost out to some European companies in joint ventures, and better diplomacy will likely improve the chances for investors in the strategic sectors of the Russian economy,” said Carlo Gallo, senior Russia analyst at London-based consultancy Control Risks.

GE CEO Jeff Immelt sits on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and GE owns MSNBC, the network famously friendly to Obama.



Muckety map of Jeffrey Immelt Connections:

Map of Jeffrey Immelt Connections

Map of Jeffrey Immelt Connections



No quid quo pro to Russia in reference to abandoning the missle shield in Poland and the Czech Republic per the White House?





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  1. BOTH! and TREASON!

  2. […] Obama Helps Strengthen General Electric-Putin Ties […]

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