There’s something wrong here.
We denounce Hamas as a terror organization, then give them a half-billion dollars a year in foreign aid. That’s right…according to Wikipedia, $457 million was provided to Hamas/Fatah in 2012, while they were firing missiles on top of missiles – by the thousands – into Israeli cities and neighborhoods for no other purpose than to kill Jewish men, women and children. They’ve been attacking Israel for years with thousands of deadly rockets. According to current information, the foreign aid to Hamas will be about the same in 2014. There’s no other way to describe it: The U.S. supports terror. We provide a terrorist state millions of our tax dollars!
Where is the outcry?
That aid ostensibly goes for humanitarian purposes. Nice concept. However, we all know that terror-supporting groups are not known for honesty. Once in their hands, funds can be appropriated however they see fit. Have no doubts, most of that food money is being converted into rocket shells. The bottom line is this: Hamas/Fatah never has and never will accept the right for Israel to exist. They have never backed away from their goal to see the utter destruction of Israel. No amount of peace talks will change that. Therefore, we must adopt a different attitude and new strategy…one that works.
To start with:
1. America must come first. We have our crises, including people who are starving in American cities, and other humongous budget problems, yet we send our tax dollars to terrorists?
2. We must stop squandering foreign aid to societies that practice gross violations of human rights, which includes enslaving, killing and torturing people because of their religion, politics, sexual orientation or gender.
3. We must stop sending foreign aid to any nation that engages in terror or supports terror in any form.
According to Wikipedia, nine of the top twelve nations receiving foreign aid from the United States taxpayers are Islamic majority countries. Here’s the list:
a. Afghanistan $12.8 billion
b. Israel 3.1 billion
c. Iraq 1.9 billion
d. Egypt 1.4 billion
e. Pakistan 1.2 billion
f. Jordan 1.1 billion
g. Ethiopia 870 million
h. Kenya 750 million
i Colombia 644 million
j. Haiti 510 million
g. West Bank/Gaza 457 million
h. Sudan 444 million
Believe it or not, Russia is 13th on the list, followed by Somalia.
Radical Islamists are responsible for ALL of the airline/airport security costs currently in force around the entire globe. Radical Islam is the core problem with 98 percent of terror in the world.
Radical Islamists are responsible for 9/11 and countless other acts of terror against the United States and many of our allies, particularly since the Iranian revolution in 1979.
Radical Islamists are responsible, not only for acts of terror, but for giving aid and comfort to terrorists in the form of housing, money, weapons and propaganda, around the world.
Among those aiding and abetting terror, are Gaza/West Bank, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan. And, there are questions about Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia. Jordan and Egypt have honored their treaty with Israel.
If anyone endeavors to watch Al Jazeera television, 95 percent of the reporting about the Israeli/Hamas fighting is pathetically one-sided. They are unabashedly sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and critical of Israel. The United States base for Al Jazeera was secured from Al Gore, who preferred selling to the Arab propaganda network rather than an American journalist, Glenn Beck. Yes, he’s very conservative, but he’s also American!
This is like sending aid to Germans, Japanese and Italians during WW II.
We just don’t get it.
Or…is there something we don’t know?