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2003-09-25 Middle East
UNWRA slashes assistance to Palestinians
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Posted by Frank G 2003-09-25 4:13:17 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [371 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Yeah, well, things are tough all over.
Boo hoo fuckin' hoo...
Posted by tu3031 2003-9-25 4:20:23 PM||   2003-9-25 4:20:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 "I think the international community must consider...

why these refugees are still refugees after more than 50 years?

Guess the UN hasn't managed to get it on their "TO DO" list.
Posted by Daniel King 2003-9-25 4:24:04 PM||   2003-9-25 4:24:04 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 However, only $38 million has been pledged, $31 million of that coming from the United States.

WTF?? We gave the UNWRA $31 million? Oh my achin' back!

As Tolstoy said, "don't delay the revolution!"
Posted by Steve White  2003-9-25 5:22:57 PM||   2003-9-25 5:22:57 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 But the important thing is that the budget for UN VIP SUV's has been saved. QED.
Posted by .com 2003-9-25 5:45:56 PM||   2003-9-25 5:45:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 The UNRWA shouldn't get a penny if ANYTHING is spent on the Palestinians. Let the EU and the Arabs fund the boomer camps and Judenhass Radio.
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-9-25 6:09:35 PM|| []  2003-9-25 6:09:35 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 I like the special plan the UNRWA has for Palestinean refuge status - just be a decendent of one actual refugee. By their accounting I am a refugee of the potato famines and about 11 other catastrophes. Got to check with my grandmotehr to see if I am in the Saudi royal family as well.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-9-25 7:10:34 PM||   2003-9-25 7:10:34 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 I think the Palestinians WANT to help the Iraqi people. I think they would want us to use their #31M to help rebuild Iraq.

Then Dubya only needs $86,969,000,000 (and don't forget the additional $30B to do Damascus Tehran next. Soon).

I say get in line behind me to pony up.
Posted by Hyper 2003-9-25 8:25:17 PM||   2003-9-25 8:25:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 just be a decendent of one actual refugee.

That makes me a refugee of whatever the hell chased people over the Bering Land Bridge!
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-9-25 10:23:16 PM|| []  2003-9-25 10:23:16 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 No money, Hansen's going to have to work for a living.
Posted by Anonymous 2003-9-25 10:29:35 PM||   2003-9-25 10:29:35 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Robert,
Some of my ancestors were English but others were antive Americans. I beleive I owe myself some reparations.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-9-25 10:55:02 PM||   2003-9-25 10:55:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 And again, notice this number:

However, only $38 million has been pledged, $31 million of that coming from the United States.

So fully one-third of the desired 100 million is coming from us and 81% of the money actually pledged is from the US?

Screw that. Take the money and create a widows and orphans fund for Israeli victims of these assholes.
Posted by R. McLeod  2003-9-26 3:01:20 AM||   2003-9-26 3:01:20 AM|| Front Page Top

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