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2009-06-07 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Saudi FM: US aid to Israel should cease
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Posted by Fred 2009-06-07 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [734 views ]  Top

#1 I never understood why a developed country gets billions in aid every year. I know it started under Carter as a gigantic bribe to get the Egyptians to stop attacking. Why the Isrealis got the same bribe, I'll never know.
Posted by gromky 2009-06-07 01:15||   2009-06-07 01:15|| Front Page Top

#2 So spoke the Nejad imperialist.
Posted by ed 2009-06-07 01:51||   2009-06-07 01:51|| Front Page Top

#3  I never understood why a developed country gets billions in aid every year

To offset, in small part, what USA is giving to Israel's enemies?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-06-07 03:19||   2009-06-07 03:19|| Front Page Top

#4 The Newsweek article is here.

Another quote:
Q:In Washington, much was made of the image of President Obama leaning down in front of king Abdullah when he first met him.

A:Yes, he bowed. But remember, he is also of a culture that respects age. It was not demeaning or servile bowing to somebody. When you see an older person, you respect him. I think those who made a fuss about it would do well to take such good manners to heart.


The Saudi FM doesn't even make token effort to save "Sort of God's" Obama's face.
But then, in their culture honor is not a concept that applies to a slave an infidel African American.
Posted by Glolusing Bourbon7593 2009-06-07 03:33||   2009-06-07 03:33|| Front Page Top

#5 Saudi should cut aid to Taliban,Sunni extremist all over the world before they tell others to cease aid to allies!
Posted by paul2 2009-06-07 07:09||   2009-06-07 07:09|| Front Page Top

#6  I never understood why a developed country gets billions in aid every year.

Why should Israel be any different than NATO?
Western Europe had a greater combined population and GDP than the US since the 70s. Socialism is easy when someone else gets to pick up the bill for the critical services.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-06-07 07:34||   2009-06-07 07:34|| Front Page Top

#7 With the possible exception of assistance for natural disasters, ALL foreign aid should be dropped! Even that received by California and Washington D.C. Friends that must be purchased are not friends at all, they are dependents.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-06-07 07:41||   2009-06-07 07:41|| Front Page Top

#8 Word, Besoeker.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-06-07 08:37||   2009-06-07 08:37|| Front Page Top

#9 Yes, we are in no position to support ANY other countries.
Posted by Parabellum 2009-06-07 08:52|| http://sidemeat.wordpress.com/]">[http://sidemeat.wordpress.com/]  2009-06-07 08:52|| Front Page Top

#10 I never understood it either. Especially the 2 billion a year to Egypt. It is put up and shut up money, plain and simple.

I would cut all foreign aid to all countries immediately if I was in charge, then look at ones that need it on a case by case basis. If a country needed aid, like from a disaster or something, I would send it in the form of contractors and goods to build up the country, show the people how to maintain it and then leave.
Posted by DarthVader 2009-06-07 09:14||   2009-06-07 09:14|| Front Page Top

#11 Dirty little secret is, as technology advances, we near the point where all that foreign aid boodle could be redirected to put Amecica on a true, effective defensive military posture vis our own territory. Of course, that would shift the kickbacks the state department boys get over to murtha's buddies...
Posted by M. Murcek">M. Murcek  2009-06-07 12:09||   2009-06-07 12:09|| Front Page Top

#12 . . . Arab land.

There's that reference again. Is it on the title deeds down at the court house? Is it a trace mineral detectable with appropriate instruments? Is it alienable?

The market is rapidly hastening the end of the oil era, and some "lands" may be better able to deal with that than others. Fortunately the "arabs" have their high-tech, tourism, and service sectors to carry on their dominant role in world trade.


Posted by Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division 2009-06-07 12:23||   2009-06-07 12:23|| Front Page Top

#13 you forget the all-important Burqini production industry
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-07 13:08||   2009-06-07 13:08|| Front Page Top

#14 #13: you forget the all-important Burqini production industry Posted by: Frank G

Aren't they made in India, like everything else? Or is it Bangladesh?
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-06-07 13:43|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2009-06-07 13:43|| Front Page Top

#15 I think most people fail to realize just how much foreign aid we give but when the full impact of all the budgetary spending and bail-outs are felt, this should be among the first cuts. And the UN. National self-interest is at stake, as we are imploding in debt.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2009-06-07 14:29||   2009-06-07 14:29|| Front Page Top

#16 Ccsquid Am I missing something? If I give money and that money is used to buy US weapons, am I not helping US workers?
Posted by Chunky Ulaimble9472 2009-06-07 19:15||   2009-06-07 19:15|| Front Page Top

#17 Given what I know of - and have seen of - the Obama adminsitration, I wouldn't be surprised - indeed - I expect US aid to be cut off to Israel.

Then again I fully expect aid to triple to Israel once a non-muslim, non-anti-american, non-socialist administration is elected back into office. I just pray that takes place before Iran launches their nukes on Israel.
Posted by MarkZ 2009-06-07 21:41||   2009-06-07 21:41|| Front Page Top

#18 Compare wid PAKISTANI DEFENCE FORUM > STRATEGYPAGE = THE SAUDI NUKE.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-06-07 22:12||   2009-06-07 22:12|| Front Page Top

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