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Obama Approves Direct Funding For Hamas
Political Realities ^ | 02/10/13 | LD Jackson

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 STATE

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.

BARACK OBAMA

If 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.

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.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: hamas; obama4hamas; obama4terrorism; obama4terrorists; obama4tyranny; obamafundshamas; presidentobama

1 posted on 02/10/2013 9:54:09 AM PST by LD Jackson
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To: LD Jackson

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


2 posted on 02/10/2013 9:56:05 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: LD Jackson

Treason!

Sent my congress critter the info (likely will do no good)...but at least I spoke out....


3 posted on 02/10/2013 10:01:41 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: LD Jackson

When the winds blows in an ugly direction Obama will always stand with the Muslims.

His words, not mine.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 10:10:37 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: LD Jackson

Isn’t “Aiding and Abetting” the enemy a crime?


5 posted on 02/10/2013 10:31:33 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Slyfox

Slyfox~:” Isn’t “Aiding and Abetting” the enemy a crime?”

Yes !
Punishable by hanging !
It’s called : “ Traitor”

By aiding foreign and domestic enemies of the State
A/K/A : Benedict Arnold


6 posted on 02/10/2013 10:43:45 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (When deadly force is seconds away ,... police are only 8 minutes away)
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To: LD Jackson

Makes me wonder anew what was on that LA Times’ tape they refused to release.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/07/29/Reward-50000-for-Khalidi-Tape


7 posted on 02/10/2013 10:52:38 AM PST by SuzyQueIN
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To: LD Jackson

Wow - it’s important to national security to fund terrorists.


8 posted on 02/10/2013 11:04:45 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Slyfox~:” Isn’t “Aiding and Abetting” the enemy a crime?”

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.

9 posted on 02/10/2013 11:16:53 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: LD Jackson

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?

Thank you


10 posted on 02/10/2013 12:03:08 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: LD Jackson

If this is not an impeachable offense I don’t know what is.


11 posted on 02/10/2013 12:34:43 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: LD Jackson

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?


12 posted on 02/10/2013 12:55:17 PM PST by Venturer
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To: illiac

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.


13 posted on 02/10/2013 12:57:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Totally agree!


14 posted on 02/10/2013 12:59:04 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: LD Jackson

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.


15 posted on 02/10/2013 1:07:02 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: LD Jackson

can we impeach the turd already?


16 posted on 02/10/2013 1:29:18 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: illiac

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.


17 posted on 02/10/2013 1:56:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: COUNTrecount

The Palestinian Authority is ran by Hamas. That’s how they are getting the funds, indirectly through the PA.


18 posted on 02/10/2013 1:56:44 PM PST by LD Jackson
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To: LD Jackson
The Palestinian Authority is ran by Hamas.

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.

19 posted on 02/11/2013 5:11:00 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

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.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 12:49:47 AM PST by 5etester
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

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.


21 posted on 02/12/2013 5:23:43 AM PST by LD Jackson
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