Monday, April 30, 2012
As you'll remember, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overuled a congressional hold on an aid package to the 'Palestinians' to send $147 million of your tax dollars to Fatah and Hamas.
President Obama, not to be outdone, just released an additional $192 million to them, claiming U.S. security required greasing his friend Mahmoud Abbas' pockets:
President Barack Obama has signed a waiver to remove curbs on funding to the Palestinian Authority, declaring the aid to be “important to the security interests of the United States.”
A $192 million aid package was frozen by the US Congress after the Palestinians moved to gain statehood at the United Nations last September.
But in a memo sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, published by the White House, the president said it was appropriate to release funds to the authority, which administers the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
In signing the waiver, Obama instructed Clinton to inform Congress of the move, on the grounds that “waiving such prohibition is important to the national security interests of the United States.”
Congress didn't just freeze those funds because the 'Palestinians' abrogated Oslo and the Road Map by trying to do an end run around direct negotiations. They did it because the 'Palestinian Authority' is now allied with Hamas, a terrorist organization that is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in a unity government agreement. That apparently makes no difference to President Obama and Secretary Clinton in their haste to appease the Muslim Brotherhood:
The AFP news agency quoted White House spokesman Tommy Vietor as saying the $192 million aid package would be devoted to “ensuring the continued viability of the moderate PA government under the leadership of [Palestinian Authority] President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.”
Vietor added that the PA had fulfilled its major obligations, such as recognizing Israel’s right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map for Peace.
Hamas not only is openly genocidal in its charter, not just for Israelis but Jews worldwide. They have never recognized Israel's right to exist, or any of the agreements between Israel and the 'Palestinian Authority'.
And as for the PA, they have verbally recognized Israel's right to exist, in English, but Fatah, who runs the Palestinian Authority never has. They have never renounced violence. In fact, they celebrate and honor its practitioners in their mosques, schools and media, pay salaries to terrorists convicted of murdering civilians in Israeli jails and have never implemented their part of the Road Map.
This president is borrowing over $250 million we don't have to give it to terrorists so that they can devote more of their own money to fighting the War Against the Jews.