The Establishment Media are not reporting this, so we are.
Each year, the United States gives approximately $500 million to the Palestinians, millions of dollars of which have been used to train armed forces and buy munitions that are used against Israel, America’s supposed ally.
Last October, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla) froze $192 million in US funding for Palestinian projects as Fatah head Mahmoud Abbas prepared to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state in the United Nations. But the Palestinians’ bid for statehood, brought to the UN in September, failed to gain enough support.
Congress later released to the Palestinian Authority $45 million, then another $88.6 million, with limitations on where the money could be used.
On April 25, 2012, however, Obama announced he would override Congress and release the rest of the funds without any limitations or restrictions on where the money could be used. He then justified his decision as one involving “national security interests of the United States.”
Obama’s announcement was followed by the US Agency for International Development saying that it will pour $147 million of American taxpayers’ money into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid.
Do you remember your high school civics class (do they still have that?) on the U.S. government — that in America’s system of separation of powers, it is the legislative branch, specifically the House of Representatives, that controls the purse strings? So much for that. [smirk]
Now it’s up to the Republican eunuchs to stop King Obama. I’m not holding my breath.