Skip to comments.Obama Approves Direct Funding For Hamas
Posted on 02/10/2013 9:54:04 AM PST by LD Jackson
Hat tip has to go to Spellchek for this little tidbit of information. In all of his infinite wisdom and glory, President Barack Obama has waived restrictions placed on the direct funding of the Palestinian Authority. If you remember, this is the group that is run by Hamas. Going further back in your memory, you will recall Hamas is the terrorist organization that has refused to acknowledge Israel's right to exist. In fact, their charter calls for the destruction of Israel.
(White House) MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATEIf you will look at the date of the press release on the White House website, you will find it was Friday. The Obama administration is so open and transparent that they make sure these things are released at the end of the week and the news cycle.
SUBJECT: Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7040(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Division I, Public Law 112-74) (the "Act") as carried forward by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 112-175) (the "CR"), I hereby certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, in order to provide funds appropriated to carry out chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, to the Palestinian Authority.
You are directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, with a report pursuant to section 7040(d) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, and to publish this determination in the Federal Register.
The previous occupant of the White House didn't like the idea of funding Hamas. So much so that he declared it would not happen until Hamas met certain requirements. Here is what President George W. Bush had to say about it in 2006.
United States said it would not provide aid to an authority governed by Hamas until the group renounces violence, recognizes Israel and agrees to abide by existing agreements between Israel and the Palestinians.President Obama evidently does not hold the same fears about what our money will be used for, after it is funneled to the terrorists as foreign aid. I can not help but ask for a clarification of what he means when he says "it is important to the national security interests of the United States" to waive the restrictions. Exactly whose national interests is he trying to protect? Since it can't be ours and it's no secret he is no big fan of Israel, it must be Hamas he is trying to help.
If you had doubts where Obama places his priorities, this should put them to rest. I'm sure Hamas will welcome these funds with great joy and gratitude and put them to good use. Rockets are expensive.
This Muslim communist piece of crap Obama is a traitor and hates America and it hates our freedom
Hoax and Chains not hope and change
rise up men of the South
Sent my congress critter the info (likely will do no good)...but at least I spoke out....
When the winds blows in an ugly direction Obama will always stand with the Muslims.
His words, not mine.
Isn’t “Aiding and Abetting” the enemy a crime?
Slyfox~:” Isnt Aiding and Abetting the enemy a crime?”
Punishable by hanging !
It’s called : “ Traitor”
By aiding foreign and domestic enemies of the State
A/K/A : Benedict Arnold
Makes me wonder anew what was on that LA Times’ tape they refused to release.
Wow - it’s important to national security to fund terrorists.
In O's sick mind, the US and Israel are his enemies, so he is aiding his friends, not his enemies. I know, it is disgusting, but that is Rat type thinking.
I have read the articles posted and can not find anywhere that Hamas is directly getting the funds sent to the PA from the US.
Can you direct me to this information as I sent your article to a friend and he has questioned the Hamas element of your post?
If this is not an impeachable offense I don’t know what is.
I don’t really understand why they releas this stuff on Friday—it isn’t like the Media will report it anyway.
Didn’t he just sign a waiver so that Muslim children could fight?
Is this one of the same Congress Critters who voted to make a traitor Secretary of State?
What we need to do is go to Capitol Hill with rails. Tar and feathers and ride the whole stinking bunch out of town.
He’ll fund Hamas, but won’t fund protection for our own border. Hamas is in Mexico, if not the USA by now, growing by the day.
can we impeach the turd already?
One half of Congress nails us to the wall , while the other half stands by and lets them do it, or in some cases even helps.
The Palestinian Authority is ran by Hamas. That’s how they are getting the funds, indirectly through the PA.
That's incorrect. The Palestinian Authority is run by Fatah, which is rivals with Hamas (and, in fact, is engaged in a civil war with Hamas). The PA controls the West Bank, Hamas controls Gaza.
Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation deal in May of 2011 and it is being worked out now to implement it. A national unity agreement with elections to follow is the result. It would be extremely naive to believe that U.S. aid would not reach Hamas. Even more so to believe that Hamas is sincere on its pledge to renounce violence.
I wonder how much authority the Palestinian Authority really has without Hamas? Very little, I suspect. That’s why giving money to the PA is so dangerous. There is even rumors that Hamas will be taking over the PA.