Obama Releases $500 Million Of Frozen Cash to Palestinian Authority
Obama’s Middle East tour is coming to close, and despite the lapdog media’s slobbering over his incoherent and rambling speeches, his visit has been a disaster.
Still, it was announced on Friday through the State Department that Obama had unfrozen $500,000,000 worth of aid to the Palestinian Authority quietly over the last few weeks, and the PA had received it finally.
From Press Secretary Nuland of the State Department [emphasis added]:
QUESTION: Can I ask on Palestinian aid? There’s reporting out of the region that the funds have actually been unblocked kind of a bit quietly over the last couple of weeks, the 200 million that was held up in Congress, and that’s now been received by the Palestinian Authority.
MS. NULAND: Jo, I don’t – I’m just finding it here. I did go through this about a week ago in some detail. I can do it again for you. To date, we have moved $295.7 million in Fiscal Year 2012 money, 200 million of that – see, this – numbers don’t – oh, and 200 million in Fiscal Year 2013 assistance. So breaking that down again, 200 million in FY2013 ESF money was direct budget support for the Palestinian Authority; 195.7 million in FY12 Economic Support money went for development and humanitarian assistance implemented by USAID; 100 million in FY2012 for International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement; and then in February – at the end of February we notified Congress about another 200 million that we’d like to move.
The US has given the Palestinian Authority about $500 million per year in aid, and if they hand out the other $200 million they seek, they will have given the Palestinian Authority $700 million.
Mind you, the FAA has to shut down 149 control towers, forcing pilots to have to organize among themselves when landing and taking off and putting Americans in harm’s way.
How much is the FAA’s budget being cut by? $637 million, which is less than the $700 total that the State Department is seeking to give the PA.
What did he get in return?
Well the Al-Qassam Brigade official twitter account this morning posted an article entitled, “Obama: The Jewish organ grinder’s monkey.”
I’m sure the media will just chalk that up to translation errors – if they report it at all.
Remember that Obama promised, “Once I am elected, Muslim hostility will cease,” more than four years ago.
“…confidence in Obama in Muslim countries dropped from 33% to 24% in his first term. Approval of Obama’s policies declined even further, from 34% to 15%. And support for the United States in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Pakistan is lower today than it was in 2008 in the closing year of George W. Bush’s administration.
Even as Obama proclaims, “Palestinians deserve a state of their own,” they deface posters with his image, and burn them in the streets.
So rather than keep Americans safe, Obama would rather give our tax money, a third of which is borrowed, to terrorists who attack our ally, who call him a monkey and burn his image in the streets.