Monday, February 23, 2009

Obama Planning Almost $1 Billion for Gaza

Despite being controlled by the terrorist group Hamas and having provoked a recent war with our ally Israel, the United States government is planning on giving the Gaza Strip almost one billion dollars.

Of course our government knows what it wants the money to be spent on: civil buildings, reconstructing infrastructure, and the like. However, it can be almost guaranteed that some of this money will go to Hamas or its affiliates.

Such irresponsibility is not only adding to our national debt, but is also opening up Israel to another attack. In addition, if a lot of money is not going to the Palestinian people, but instead their theocratic overlords, then how are they benefitting?

We need to rethink these strategies and try to actually do the right thing instead of simply attempting to please Hamas or the "world community." At this rate, a "stimulus package" to Iran may actually happen in the next four to eight years.

But at least it's change.

The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official.

"This money is for Gaza and to help strengthen the Palestinian Authority. It is not going to go to Hamas," said the official, who asked not to be named as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned to announce the funding at a donors' conference in Egypt next week.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the second time I've read something regarding this today. I must say, even if I'm one of Obama's supporters, I'm not fully convinced about this.