Obama Overrides Congress — Grants Aid to Palestinians

28 Apr

So AP now reports that Obama ended the 6-month freeze on foreign aid to the Palestinians.  This freeze was enacted because of the ridiculous attempt that the Palestinians made to attain nation status in the U.N. last October — a direct slap in the face to the U.S.

We’re sending $147 million to the Palestinians to use for peaceful purposes.  Sure.  Let’s see.  How does that work?  Oh, yeah.  They’ll use our taxpayer dollars to build infrastructure, health facilities, etc., while freeing up any other money they have to buy more missiles to lob into Israel, to ramp up their anti-semitic propoganda, etc.

Great.  And how thankful are they for this aid?  Here’s what one Palestinian lawmaker haad to say — the money “will definitely contribute to the betterment of the economic situation, but it’s not a substitute for American wrong policy”, and characterized the U.S. as “impotent” in assisting with the resolution of the issues between Israel and the Palestinians.

According to the brief article I read, we normally send about $500 million a year to the Palestinians.  It’s nice that they are so grateful.

I wonder who is really overseeing the “proper” use of this money, anyway.

I did like the Israeli spokesperson’s statement, though —  “the U.S. may allocate its funds as it sees fit . . . .apparently the Palestinians are developing a sense of entitlement to these funds.”

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