Skip to comments.Obama to Exclude U.S. Companies from $300 Million Palestinian Project
Posted on 08/17/2012 1:14:55 PM PDT by Steve Peacock
The Obama Administration today revealed it is embarking upon a $300 million Palestinian construction project; U.S. companies, however, need not apply.
Indeed, the stated goal of this U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project is to award program contracts solely to West Bank and Gaza-area vendors, according to presolicitation notice released today.
The Local Construction Program, or LCP, as it is known, will seek out non-governmental entities to carry out a variety of initiatives involving "local construction or rehabilitation of roads, buildings, water, wastewater, public buildings including health facilities, schools, and other infrastructure."
USAID said it expects to release a formal Request for Proposals around September 3, and will not accept bids until that time. The agency revealed few other details.
As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported earlier this year, USAID began awarding contracts in a separate Palestinian project worth upwards of three-quarters of a billion dollars (see: Contracts Start Flowing in $750 Million Palestinian Infrastructure ProjectUSAID ; Monitor, Jan. 14, 2012).
Helping to create a modern Palestinian state is a top priority for the Obama White House, which explicitly has made clear its intentions to accomplish that task -- even if it means taking away business from Israel.
Indeed, as the Monitor has been reporting since last year, the Obama Administration went so far as to launch a project whose aim is to draw tourists away from Israel and re-direct them to Palestinian lands (see: $58 Million USAID Contract to Help Steer Tourists Out of Israel and into West Bank, Gaza; Monitor, Jan. 7).
Similarly, Obama via USAID wants to ensure that the Palestinians -- and the world -- appreciates U.S. involvement in that region (see: Obama Launching Appeal to Palestinians -- Media Blitz to Promote U.S. Role in 'Building' Future State); Monitor, July 25, 2011.
Source document: Solicitation #RFP-294-12-000008.
Just another US taxpayer to Obama money laundering scheme.
NOT ONE SINGLE DAY PASSES THAT THAT SOB DOESN”T PISS ME OFF!!!!!!!
The Pali’s couldn’t operate a sanitary sewer system.
How does anyone expect them to build one ?
Is our money going to Bin Laden Construction? Do we know?
Any bets on the percentage of this that disappears down the terrorist s*&t hole?
$300 Million of tax payers money going to people that want to destroy us. Where did we get this idiot?
WHY IN THE HELL ARE WE GIVING 1 DIME TO THESE TERRORISTS
Being untraceable, some of it will come back to Obama’s campaign.
For Abbas’ out of country bank account. Exactly what happened with the hundreds of millions that Arafat got from the U.S. The Palestinian Arabs would have the highest per capita income on earth if the money the U.S. and Europe has been giving them for fifty years were simply divided among the people. They can’t build diddly squat by themselves and in fact don’t want to. Israel handed over to them a thriving agricultural infrastructure in Gaza. By sundown they had destroyed it all! Darwin award goes to the Palestinians.
Indeed...the Obama Administration went so far as to launch...a $58 Million USAID Contract to Help Steer Tourists Out of Israel and into West Bank, Gaza.
Similarly, Obama via USAID wants to ensure that the Palestinians -- and the world -- appreciates U.S. involvement in that region
Guess that even obie-won thinks he only has a few months to pay off his friends and screw the rest of us.
They don't. Every dollar that goes into a Palestinian's pocket will go to financing terrorism against Israel.
Vacation silly. Sigh.......
Thanks Steve Peacock.
Good — last thing anyone (besides the terrorists) need is to have US jobs attributed to “Palestine”.
Palestinians made millions selling cheap cement for Fence [7/27/2004]
Congress, Congress.... lemme think... oh yeah, wasn’t that some sort of “checks and balances” thing from way back when? LOL, gee it’s fun to reminisce about the old days!
Congress needs to ask Obama the same question. Guess he feels he needs to help them defend themselves against Israel.
Might as well send the check directly to a Swiss bank...
Made in Kenya.
Unfortunately for us Kenya's number one export is Kenyans; elections and the Olympics only come once every four years, so we're stuck with their BS all the time in between.
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