2/18/2006

Cheers to Congress and Condi

Last week Hamas leader Mahmoud A-Zahar told a Cairo conference "I wish America would cut off its aid. We do not need this satanic money".

He's getting that wish in spades. Not only has US House of Representatives voted by a 418-1 margin that direct aid to Palestinians be stopped, $50 million in funds already sent to the PA has been returned at the request of the US.

Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice is meeting with leaders of Arab nations next week. The US is making it very clear that it is reviewing all aid to the Palestinians in the wake of the overwhelming vote to elect members of the heinous terrorist group Hamas that is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

In practical terms, the U.S. has already decided to curb all investments in infrastructure development projects in Gaza, as well as health and employment ventures. The Americans are expected to continue examining their aid to the Palestinians over the next few weeks before making more decisions on the matter. Ynet


This American is glad. I do not want any of my tax money helping terrorists that murder women, children, teenagers, the elderly, mothers, and fathers. I do not want any money going to terrorists that target schools. Money should not be given to murderers and that is what Hamas is, a gang of foul murderers who are dedicated to a culture of death.

21 Comments:

Blogger Howard said...

Yea!! Congress has at last given me something to applaud them about. Bling!!!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

howard,

Woohoo!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Emanuel Ben-Zion said...

This portuguese is also glad.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

emanuel,

A lot of Americans are also glad.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

My reply may surprise you. I'm torn on this. While i'm thrilled Congress is sending a strong message to Hamas, let's face the facts here. We have been sending money to a terrorist organization (the PA/Fatah) for years. There is no difference between any of them except that Hamas says it like it is AND they aren't corrupt like Fatah. Who can blame the Palestinians for wanting to rid themselves of the corrupt Mafia-type government it's had in the PA? This was a no-win situation but I'm glad it forced our hand to finally stop funding the terror we have been funding for such a long time now.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

I agree with what you are saying. the PA/Fatah was and is a terrorist group, a very corrupt one at that.

The election of Hamas did force our hand, no more pretending.

3:31 PM  
Blogger MissingLink said...

This Aussie is also glad!

7:54 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

Great news. Everybody seems onboard this time.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Who is the one who voted no?

6:04 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,
Some guy from Hawaii. I can't remeber his name.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

No shit. I would have guessed Cynthia McKinney. I'm researching it now.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Neil Abercrombie?

6:08 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Or Ed Case?

6:09 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

It was Abercrombie

6:17 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Abercrombie

6:18 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Indeed it was. Just found it. He must feel like a real schmuck.

6:20 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll010.xml

6:21 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Big surprise, look who one of his peeps is:

http://www.house.gov/abercrombie/news/admin.oped.kucinich.htm

6:24 AM  
Blogger Esther said...

Asshole probably feels like a martyr.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

LOL Good one!

5:46 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Copied from Haloscan comments:

I agree in a way, but disagree that we should do it from their beginning. I read an article that thought we should continue funding and let them know that we're watching them and expect improvement. Not giving them the funds and expecting them to be able to help themselves doesn't do much for us. If we can say, "we're watching, and if you don't change your funding is gone", that may be a better way to change things over there. That way, we're not being the big meanie from the get go, we let them screw themselves out of the money. This way, we might have a better bargaining tool to use on them. Just a thought.
John | 02.19.06 - 2:38 pm | #

8:49 PM  

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