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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Your (American) tax dollars at work

Those of you who pay taxes in the United States will be pleased to hear that your tax dollars have gone to finance the major thoroughfare that goes through the village of Yaabid, which is near Jenin in northern Samaria. The street has been named "Saddam Hussein Street." After Saddam was executed in December, thousands of 'Palestinians' held a vigil on the street in his honor.
The Palestinian daily Al-Hayat al-Jadida stated the street's dedication was meant to emphasize the "values of Arabness and Jihad, which [Saddam] represented."

But USAID held a ceremony in July 2005 marking its contributions of $402,000 for paving the Yaabid municipality's main street – now named after Saddam – as well nearly two miles of inner streets. The American agency also contributed to the reconstruction of the city's main entrance.

USAID regularly funds reconstruction efforts in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, usually hiring local crews to carry out the construction.

USAID's office in Tel Aviv confirmed to WND it coordinated the Yaabid municipality's paving and reconstruction projects.

David Snider, a USAID spokesman, said his agency was not aware the street was renamed after Saddam.

"As always, USAID is fully compliant with all U.S. legislation and U.S. laws," Snider told WND.

Zacharias Zubeidi, leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades [which belong to 'moderate' 'Palestinian President' Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen's Fatah. CiJ] in Yaabid, told WND the city changed the name on the U.S.-funded street to show "Saddam Hussein is still alive."

"We will honor his memory until the American and Zionist occupation is driven from our land," Zubeidi said.


According to Palestinian Media Watch translations, after USAID funded road projects in Jenin in 2004, a central street there was named after the first Iraqi suicide bomber, who killed four American soldiers in Fallujah. The mayor of Jenin reportedly participated in an anti-American dedication ceremony in which speakers blessed the "resistance of the residents of Fallujah."

Also, a USAID-funded Palestinian sports center was named after Salef Khalef, operational head of the Black September terror organization, which was behind the killing of two U.S. diplomats in Sudan in 1973 and the massacre one year earlier of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich.
But just give them a state reichlet, and I am sure they will instantly love Americans and Israelis....


At 7:37 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

OK, I admit it. I am speechless.

This is sheer insanity.

At 1:50 PM, Blogger Michael said...

sheer insanity is being over generous.

these are the same people who danced in the street on 9/11, and earlier, when the scuds were falling, not to mention this past summer. Why they are getting even a single penny or agora from the US and Israel is completely beyond me...

The US gov't ought to cut off all relations with the palestinians, and deport ever last one who doesn't have legal status (citizenship or greencard). And Israel should just seal off the checkpoints permanently.

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

If we seal off the checkpoints, they will start shooting missiles over them. I would rather they be paid to leave permanently. Maybe Thuggo Chavez would like some 'peace' loving 'Palestinians.'

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Red Tulips said...


I think that is being naive. The Palestinians are not leaving without all out warfare.

Anyway, ny nana, nothing surprises me anymore.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Red Tulips is right. And so is Carl; that the palys will just shoot rockets over the checkpoints.

Which brings us back to Red Tulips' point: an all-out war is needed to make the palys leave.

Seal the checkpoints, and when they start shooting, blast 'em.


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