Once again we are bending the rules to send money to fund terrorists and once again the media lap dogs are ignoring it. Maybe it’s just not big news anymore. It’s not like the Royals had a baby or something.
Why is it not big news when we send aid to Palestinians? I am not sure but this seems to be the norm. Remember that $4 Billion Dollar Aid package that John Kerry put together for Palestinians a couple of months ago? Probably not because it went virtually unreported just as this case will.
In the interest of National Security, Barack Obama chose to waive congressional restrictions on aid to Palestinians on Friday Afternoon. The Washington Times reports:
President Obama on Friday afternoon ordered another waiver of congressional restrictions on direct funding of the Palestinian Authority, clearing the way for more U.S. aid.
In the one-page order, Mr. Obama said he was taking the action due to the “national security interests” of the U.S. The move comes as the administration is preparing to host renewed direct talks in Washington between Palestinians and Israelis for the first time since 2010.
The president in March directed about $500 million to be sent to the Palestinian Authority, also waiving the restrictions set by Congress. At the time, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said he was seeking to move another $200 million to the Palestinians.
Some lawmakers oppose the aid, both because of sequestration budget cuts and the Palestinian Authority’s ties to the terrorist organization Hamas.
Supporting Hamas? Interesting choice. Evidently CAIR is in need of help in that task. Donations must be down.
John Kerry and Google continue to recognize Palestine as a country so it’s no surprise that this administration would want to throw countless billions of dollars at them. If I was trying to create my own country I would certainly want them to be well-funded. However, like most Americans, my budget gives me two choices: an ant farm or Sea Monkeys.
- Terror Victims Criticize John Kerry After Prisoner Release (freebeacon.com)
- Lawmakers Question Qatar’s Support for Hamas (freebeacon.com)
- Israel Frees Palestinian Prisoner Convicted of Killing an American (freebeacon.com)
- State Department: Freedom Fighters? Terrorists? Whatevs… (freebeacon.com)
- US To Send $148 Million To Palestinian Authority (albanytribune.com)
- While Treasury Says Government Out of Funds, Obama Cuts Check to Palestinians for $500 Million (ijreview.com)