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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Obama: If the 'Palestinians' are unhappy, we're insecure

Citing US national security concerns, President Obumbler has waived restrictions on American funding of the 'Palestinian Authority' to the tune of $147 million (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News). Republicans in Congress are not pleased.
State Department officials last month expressed concern the department had been unable to provide full funding to the Palestinian Authority for institution-building projects as the United States seeks to rejuvenate Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., had questioned the Obama administration's request for $147 million for the Palestinian Authority at a time when P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded preconditions for returning to the negotiations while also pushing a unilateral statehouse plan at the United Nations. She also expressed concern that $26.4 million had been requested for projects in Hamas-run Gaza.

"The administration also says we need to help 'rebuild the Palestinian economy' -- this at a time when our economy is facing serious challenges and Americans are suffering," Ros-Lehtinen said.

And you thought that the Obama administration really wants the 'Palestinians' to come back to the negotiating table. If that's really the goal, wouldn't Obama say that they get no aid until they come to the table?

But worse than that, where is the US national security interest here? Is Obama afraid that if the US doesn't give the 'Palestinians' their financial aid, they'll start flying passenger planes into the World Trade Center or something? If so, isn't there another way to stop them aside from throwing more money at them?

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At 5:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama told Rolling Stone that Andrew Sullivan was one of his favorite blogs to check out for insightful and brilliant analysis of current events. So Sullivan's policy on Israel and Islam would be O's own. No surprise here.

That said, the PA is unlikely to directly challenge the IDF anytime soon.


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