By Congresswoman Michele Bachmann On June 15, 2010 IN FRONT PAGE
We are $13 trillion in debt. We will be $19.6 trillion in debt come 2015. Yet, the President wants to send $400 million for “humanitarian aid” to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, an area controlled by the terrorist organization Hamas. As well intentioned as this offer may be, how can we be sure our money will not be used to fund terrorist activities? Well, we can’t.
If the money given to the late PLO chief Yasser Arafat is any indication, our dollars will be used to fund more terrorist activities and line the pockets of those in charge. Moreover, people have been sentenced to prison for funneling money to Hamas under the guise of “humanitarian aid,” so it’s a bit peculiar that our government would send money under the same conditions. Before one dime is handed over to the Palestinians, Congress needs to do its due diligence to ensure there are safeguards in place to prevent money from being used for terrorist activities.
ze-ev ben jehudah · 4 hours ago
Mr Barack Hussein Obama,better known as Mr No Brains,is endangering the free world with his outspoken sympathys with Moslim exteremists.
Read the article by Caroline.B.Glick ,http://www.jewishworldreview.com
June 15,2010 / 3 tamuz 5770. “How Hamas rises in the West “.
It is not surprising that Obama is siding with Hamas.Here’s why.
Landsperg · 3 hours ago
Sending money is just another, but more sneaky way of breaking the “blockade”, - and by the way, the blockade is not a blockade, but a checkpoint. Hope the American people will use common sense at the next election.
Tom · 2 hours ago
$400 million will help Hamas buy a lot of deadly weaponry - what in the Hell is this idiot thinking?? I know he wants to be King of the World - does he think actions such as this will buy him the crown?
RPG · 1 hour ago
I don’t understand, does he thinks the “palestinians” like the USA? in the 9/11 events they danced like there is no tomorrow. they hate america more then they hate israeli’s.
i can’t understand the USA government lately, it looks like everything is erasedand he decided to go with the muslims against israel.
The muslims will not let anyone live as a free man, they’ll destory anyone that is not muslim...
von Starkermann · 1 hour ago
The true face of Obama is once again coming out. What bothers me is that so many Jews voted for this man. I wonder if they will vote en masse again for Obama and his Jew hating Democrats?
DeadReckoning · 57 minutes ago
I have questioned the reasoning for sending monies to the Palestine government since 1973. Why, we know it is not being used for the intended purpose, we are aware that the monies will be channeled into programs counter to the United States, and yet we pay and pay. End the madness.
Cuban Refugee · 50 minutes ago
Why is B. Hussein Obama sending money to fund the Hamas terrorist enterprise? The answer may be found in his past associations and his current actions all of which point to a stealth jihadist whose aim is to bring down our country. An excellent exposé is offered by Aaron Klein in his “Manchurian President.” We know that Hamas will be using that so-called “aid” not to buy food, but to add to their missile supply in their mission to destroy Israel, and to line the pockets of their government thugs. Why should the United States, with our tax dollars, be complicit in this malevolent endeavor? Suha Arafat, living the high life in Paris, is a perfect example of U.S. aid distribution. As we saw with Obamacare, the will of the people no longer matters. This corrupt Congress, drunk with the power of a one-party system, will join their Community-Organizer-in-Chief in his now evident Jihad to destroy America.
Andres de Alamaya · 46 minutes ago
I would approve of sending $400,000,000 to any terrorist country if along with that money we can send Obama on the condition that he can’t return for another three years.
MBA NJ · 23 minutes ago
I voted for the American. Sadly, I have realized that the conspiracy by the Democratic leadership is also treasonous in their agendas which makes any semblance of restoring America as a leader near impossible. For our country to allow corruption at such a high level to go unchallenged, while we discipline unlicensed taxi drivers, day care providers, and teachers, makes a mockery of any use of American as an adjective. Our heroic soldiers who are sacrificing for this unholy agenda of reducing America as a strong nation need to be pacified by truth and an honorable process of remediating this traitorous behavior. We must all hope to avoid civil war, which is what history has told us occurs when usurpers not only do the deed of thievery, but also proceed to drain the nation of its various resources. Where is the FBI for such a Federal crime as stealing the election by all definitions and subverting our government as defined in our Constitution that all soldiers and politicians swear to uphold?
Obama’s Flotilla, Obama’s War
The flotilla of boats intercepted by Israel this week flew the Turkish flag and was paid for by a “charity” deeply implicated in Islamic terrorism. But the “captain” of the fleet was none other than Barack Obama.
From the day he took the oath of office eighteen arduous months ago, Obama has followed a Middle East foreign policy that’s been as hostile toward Israel as it’s been hospitable toward the Islamic world.
Over those months Obama has seldom showed anger toward rogue Muslim governments—not toward the appalling human rights abuses of the genocidal Bashir regime in Sudan. Not toward the government of Iran as it pursues its nuclear weapons program.
Obama refused “to meddle” in Iran’s affairs after the deadly crackdown against protestors following the Islamic Republic’s sham elections. But he was described as “seething” with anger only moments after hearing about a routine decision by Jerusalem’s municipal government to authorize housing units in a well established Jewish neighborhood.
The administration’s latest betrayal of Israel came a couple days before the flotilla episode, when the U.S. joined an international conference that singled out Israel—not Iran—to renounce its nuclear weapons.
From Tehran to Ankara, from Damascus to Beirut, radical Islamists have read the signals as well. They see Obama as weak and they know he feels no bond with Israel. They sense opportunity. That is why missiles are being launched from Gaza again, why Hezbollah says it is yearning for war, why Syria has rejected every U.S. overture and why Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatens a second Holocaust.
“Mr. Obama, you are a newcomer. Wait until your sweat dries and get some experience,” Ahmadinejad taunted Obama ahead of the president’s nuclear summit in D. C. two months ago.
Obama’s It’s-Better-To-Be-Loved-Than-Feared foreign policy also explains why Turkey, a U.S. ally and NATO member, allowed the flotilla to be launched. Did Obama even try to convince Turkey to stop the ships? Did he object when Turkey signed a nuclear deal with Iran two weeks ago?
As night follows day, Israel has come under a cascade of criticism for trying to defend its people. But it’s important to remember that Israel imposed the embargo after Hamas violently seized the Gaza Strip three years ago and turned it into a launching pad for rocket attacks against Israeli citizens.
Some 10,000 rockets have rained down on Israel since then, and the air assaults continued this week. Under international law, any nation that is under repeated attack has the right to intercept suspect ships to make sure munitions aren’t being smuggled in.
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week, “This incident was the result of an intentional provocation of forces which support Iran and its terrorist enclave, Hamas, in the Gaza Strip. This enclave, Hamas, has fired thousands of missiles at the State of Israel, and it is amassing thousands more.”
The embargo was the only way to stop rockets from being transported to Gaza from Syria and Iran. Israel had already caught several ships filled with weapons. Given Hamas’ stated goal of the annihilation of the Jewish State, and its ongoing rocket attacks on Israeli citizens, the embargo is not only justified but also, I would argue, mandatory.
When one of the boats refused to be diverted to allow Israeli inspectors to ensure that only humanitarian goods were on board, Israel was well within its rights to intervene with force.
The media initially tried to portray those on board as “activists.” The Tea Party protestors are activists. The boats were filled with Islamists and their allies – people whose ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel and the U.S. Later reports found that many have links to terrorist groups. Three of the four Turks killed told their families before they left that they hoped to become martyrs.
On Wednesday it was reported that Israeli Security forces found a weapons cache on board the Turkish-flagged merchant vessel. The stash included Molotov cocktails, detonators, knives, slingshots and gasmasks. As Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “This was not a love boat. This was a hate boat. These were not pacifists. These weren’t peace activists. These were violent supporters of terrorism.”
Israel’s enemies are succeeding in increasingly isolating Israel. Its one-time ally Turkey, which knew about the flotilla in advance but chose not to stop it, has severed diplomatic ties to Israel. And while Americans are overwhelmingly pro-Israel, their government is downright hostile.
That is why I believe war looms on the horizon, and why the outcome of that war is far from certain. If war erupts, it won’t be because of the way Israel handles the constant stream of provocations and attacks. It will be because Islamic radicals feel increasingly emboldened by a feeble American president.
They have taken the measure of the man in the White House and have found him soft. Peace in the Middle East has been a goal of American presidents for decades. It's tragic that Obama's failure to stand with our only Democratic ally in the Middle East is leading us all closer to war.