As shouts of “the US owes us” and effigies of Trump and others are brutalized and burned…. Ambassador Haley breaks the news to the UN about reducing payments to Palestine. Needless to say there were angry looks and words.
What everyone seems to completely gloss over is that Israel made all of the right moves from the time they were first acknowledged in 1947 as a legitimate country. They established a stable government. They set up infrastructure, laws, military protection, and helped business grow in order to prosper.
However, even though Palestinians were given a chance to establish their own lands, set up their own government, and establish a prospering country — THEY DID NOT for many years. It wasn’t until 1988 that Palestine made a half-hearted effort to set up their land and government. Even then, they chose to believe someone else would surely direct them and pay for all their needs. They have done this for the last thirty years and the US has been the chief Midas for humanitarian efforts in the region though not the only donor.
They chose to sit back and let each day solve its own problems. They chose to be handed billions in funds to prop up their facade. They refused to put even a little effort into really becoming a solid nation with a well-ordered government and laws. At least until Hamas and other groups say them as vulnerable prey and wanted all the incoming wealth that was supposed to go to take care of refugees, in particular children.
Pocketing and providing more funds were easier to swallow if the Obama and Bush representatives simply looked the other way. So long as dhimmi is paid, those in control are perfectly happy to sit back and watch Palestinians suffer from lack of food and from abuse.
So now they decided to act like little children denied a trip to the ice cream shop because they are not prepared to handle their own businesses and finances. It is all the horrible, mean, terrible, lying, cheating, abusive country of the United States’ fault for all their problems.
Well, in one way they are correct–we should never have paid any money to the country for any reason especially after it was seen that the money was not going to help those it was earmarked for. If they wanted independent status then they should have had to do all of the things any other new inductee to the UN had to do…work for it.
Palestinians Say Trump’s Cuts Will Starve Them
as Their Leader Buys $50 Million Plane
January 27, 2018
The Palestinians may have only a quasi-nation as well as official Observer at the United Nations, but they sure do know how to suck-up to Uncle Sugar. Case in point is the latest out of the Middle East.
As Robert Spencer at the watchdog news site Jihad Watch noted, the Palestinian Authority (their governing body) is whining that due to mean ol’ Donald Trump axing foreign aid to them, the American president “is threatening to starve Palestinian children.”
To the surprise of no one, while Palestinian Liberation Organization mouthpiece Saeb Erekat was bemoaning and damning the Yankee emperialists, he failed to mention that the PA will be dropping a cool $50 million for their alleged leader, President Mahmoud Abbas, to have his own private jet.
As Spencer reported, “‘Amid funding cut fears, PA purchases $50 million private jet for Abbas — report,’ Times of Israel, January 24, 2018″.
More specifically, “Even as the Palestinian Authority faces major funding cuts from the US, it has purchased a new luxurious $50 million private jet to be used by President Mahmoud Abbas, Hadashot news reported Wednesday….” The report continued, “Funding for the plane was said to have been provided both from the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million)….”
“When US President Donald Trump originally threatened to cut aid earlier this month, top PLO official Saeb Erekat said it would lead to starvation among Palestinian refugee children. ‘Now, he is threatening to starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to health and education, if we don’t endorse his terms and dictations,’ Erekat said, referring to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
In spite of their Muslim brethren in oil-soaked nations such as Iran and Qatar failing to financially assist their Palestinian amigos, the Palestinian territories are consistently at the bottom of the economic ladder. Oddly enough, there’s still plenty of money left for missiles and terrorist training camps.
As cited by TradingEconomics.com, the PA ranks just below the economic powerhouse that is Haiti, but just above the economic basket case better known as the Republic of the Congo.
But the Palestinians have enough shekels or dinars or shiny beads or bottle caps (whatever passes for currency there) to buy a private jet?
Read the article HERE.
I am so thankful that President Trump is trying to get our country out of the business of funding the world. Now let’s stop UN payment, move them to where ever – Gobi Desert maybe. And use all those funds to pay down on our own debt.
After thirty years of pouring money down the rabbit tunnel on average between one and two billion dollars every year from all its donors, Palestine should have been able to get their act together and find ways to feed and care for their own citizens. Yet they instead chose to pour the money into the weapons and supplies of war and watch their children starve while government leaders found easily plucked wealth to add to their own coffers and stuff away for their own benefit.
At the same time as we poured money out of our country to help others, our own people were suffering from lack of support and people were stuffing their freezers and caskets with bribes and illegally gotten funds here as well. Mind boggling. Not because people didn’t see the problem but that the problem refused to let go of their favorite hookah mouthpiece and our government allowed and enabled them to continue.