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U.S. grants $190 million aid for Pakistani flood victims
BNO News ^ | June 13, 2011

Posted on 06/13/2011 10:18:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Pakistani Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, on Monday announced that the United States granted $190 million in aid for the victims of last year's devastating floods, state-run media reported.

The announcement was made following a meeting between Pakistani officials and a U.S. delegation led by Thomas Nides, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and Cameron Munter, the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan.

"When terrible floods hit your nation last summer, the United States was the first country to provide aid," said Nides, as cited by APP. "Today, I am pleased to announce that we have fulfilled a commitment we made to the Pakistani people. We have transferred $190 million we pledged last year to the Citizen's Damage Compensation Program."

(Excerpt) Read more at wireupdate.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; foreignaid; pakistan; taxdollars

1 posted on 06/13/2011 10:18:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what about our own flood victims?


2 posted on 06/13/2011 10:25:05 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All while FEMA is sending denial letters to families that say their homes are still safe to habitate... even though they are no longer there - just a foundation (thank you Glen Beck for highlighting that this afternoon)...

While I firmly believe that it is NOT the government’s responsibility to “help folks” when disaster strikes - I am even MORE opposed to our government doling out the cashola to other nations - especially those who have and still do harbor known terrorist...


3 posted on 06/13/2011 10:26:20 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Because we have so much money to give away...


4 posted on 06/13/2011 10:33:02 PM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

DEFUND socialist collectives. Let them live or die on their own. It’s 2011. Wake up.


5 posted on 06/13/2011 10:41:57 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: TheBattman
(thank you Glen Beck for highlighting that this afternoon)...

Yes, HOORAY Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck is OUTSTANDING!

6 posted on 06/13/2011 10:43:28 PM PDT by PGalt
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What would honestly happen if we just turned off the spigot to all these other countries? If we just went whole hog and brought every single soldier home, closed down every embassy, and not one more penny to leave our shores?

Would we be attacked the next day, week, year or decade down the road?
Would the dollar no longer be the reserve currency of the world? Causing the dollar to lose tremendous value?
Would oil no longer be priced in dollars and we would get $10+ per gallon gas?

How bad could it honestly be?


7 posted on 06/13/2011 10:47:21 PM PDT by RC51
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Beyond not having the money to send... do you REALLY think the victims of the flood will see one stinking penny of it? We just flushed another $190 million down the terrorist terlet.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 10:55:38 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: Free ThinkerNY
U.S. grants $190 million aid for Pakistani flood victims

Which is the least we could do after they sent us those millions after Katrina, and they sent us those supply teams after the tornados this year. And of course, their compassion after 9/11 was so touching. Oh wait, what? They didn't do a thing? They were cheering?

9 posted on 06/13/2011 11:28:43 PM PDT by kittycatonline.com
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Huma was very busy overseas securing our tax dollars for her homeland... Meanwhile her hubby back in the States was busy...well you know.


10 posted on 06/13/2011 11:35:21 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tell Pakistan that we need $200 billion for the recent disasters in Joplin, Missouri and a mile wide by 70 mile long path through Oklahoma.


11 posted on 06/13/2011 11:38:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: TheBattman
While I firmly believe that it is NOT the government’s responsibility to “help folks” when disaster strikes - I am even MORE opposed to our government doling out the cashola to other nations - especially those who have and still do harbor known terrorist...

We were supposed to be giving them DEMOCRACY. They need to get their own money.

Besides, none of the money will go to actually help the normal citizens in Pakistan with the disaster. It is all being routed into the pockets of the aristocracy and and a big portion is being donated back to the DNC and Obama.

12 posted on 06/13/2011 11:44:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, US owners of textiles/manufacturing companies there are surely happy to know that our government is supporting them.


13 posted on 06/13/2011 11:55:19 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought the House of Representatives was the legislative body that authorized all spending by the Feds.

How is it that Obama and his various cabinet Sectys. can just up and decide to give away millions and billions of dollars to other countries without a vote of approval in Congress?

Pisses me off that they give so much to other countries and have denied declaring the Texas wildfires a “disaster” after Gov. Perry has requested six times since Dec. 2010. The fires in Texas have destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses and burned about 2.5 million acres. ....Let a much smaller fire in CA burn and it’s almost immediately declared a “disaster” and gets Federal aid.


14 posted on 06/14/2011 3:03:20 AM PDT by octex
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To: UCANSEE2
Besides, none of the money will go to actually help the normal citizens in Pakistan with the disaster. It is all being routed into the pockets of the aristocracy and and a big portion is being donated back to the DNC and Obama.

Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner!

15 posted on 06/14/2011 3:19:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This $hit has got to stop!


16 posted on 06/14/2011 3:40:15 AM PDT by zavvone
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To: zavvone

This is nuts.


17 posted on 06/14/2011 4:27:23 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm - that money would take care of a lot of AMERICAN victims of tornados....


18 posted on 06/14/2011 4:47:47 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is why Obama’s background and sealed records are important.

Why did he go to Pakistan in his college years? who did he see? His alliances and priorities seem to be with them through foreign policy and spending our money.

19 posted on 06/14/2011 4:51:56 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I doubt this money ends up with flood victims. There is a bigger agenda with ME and Israel. The timing is odd.


20 posted on 06/14/2011 4:54:06 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Including emergency visas totalling some 20,00 more trained Paki extremists. When will the media report this treason? Does anyone know how to contact Michelle Malkin?


21 posted on 06/14/2011 6:41:49 AM PDT by STD ('Be Ye holy, for I am holy')
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To: octex

nothing for Texas


22 posted on 06/14/2011 6:49:23 AM PDT by STD ('Be Ye holy, for I am holy')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Before: They hate us.
After: They hate us. And they have an extra $190 million of our money.


23 posted on 06/14/2011 11:05:51 AM PDT by Rybashka
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


24 posted on 06/15/2011 4:06:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: opentalk

In my lifetime, I have never seen a “President” give more of our money away to absolute hell-holes...especially when our own are hurting.

He really despises America and character-which has to do with how you are raised (IE-his past)-DOES matter.

FUBO...that’s all I can say to make me feel better if only for a few seconds...


25 posted on 06/15/2011 7:39:45 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What about our tornado victims here? Screw Pakistan.


26 posted on 06/15/2011 8:01:25 AM PDT by Roklok
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Who's money is it that we are granting this time?

China's again?

27 posted on 06/15/2011 8:36:21 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Haven’t we given those terrorists enough money already?


28 posted on 06/15/2011 9:12:28 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder how much will go to the flood victims and how much will be going to give weapons and training to terorrists?


29 posted on 06/16/2011 6:51:19 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.)
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