Monday, April 30, 2012

Obama Bypasses Another Congressional Hold, Gifts 'Palestinians' Another $192M

Obama and Abbas

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.

Since when?

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.


Anonymous said...

Why the f*** are we still giving these people our money?

What a waste.

B.Poster said...

"Important to the national security interests of the United States..." The Palestinians are an enemy of the United States. How exactly does giving money to one's enemies enhance one's national security interests? We would only expect such misguided logic from a.)complete idiots, b.)evil men and women who wish to do the US harm and recognize the Palestinians as supporting the same goal, or c.)people who are so blinded by ideology that they cannot think straight.

I don't b is correct. These people are not evil and do not wish to harm America. A is not correct, as these people are very smart. In all likelyhood c is the correct answer for why such boneheaded decisions are being made. In any event, regardless of whether it is a, b, or c that is the correct explanation for the actions of these people the solution to the problem is the same.

Get these people out of power as soon as possible. People like Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton are unfit to hold such positions of leadership.

Funding is the turf of Congress. As such, normally one expects leaders of one department to react violently when leaders of other departments in an organization attempt to intrude on their turf. By taking this so meekly Congressional personnel be they Democrat or Republican may be demonstrating that they are unfit to lead as well.

I think your last sentence pretty much nails it. The EU nations have severe financial issues as well. Currently they are implementing what has been referred to as "austerity measures" whereby government spending and, as a result, government intrusion is being cut. They are on the right path and, in a few years, the EU nations will emerge from this better and stronger than they were before the crisis started. Essentially they are going to have short term pain before they can have long term gain.

America needs an austerity program of its own. We can either voluntarily implement this or we can wait until the world forces this on us. If we do it on our own, we can get a better deal on this and we can reduce the time it will take for our economy to recover. As a result of austerity, EVERYONE will need to take a haircut. As such, we are going to need to rethink how we conduct military operations among other things.

Bourbon said...

Disturbing but not surprising in the least. Buh-bye Bambam. Or Buh-bye America...