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TURKEY received $21 billion economic/military US foreign aid | Dec 9,2011 |

Posted on 01/17/2012 9:02:16 AM PST by Liz

The US Dept of state reported Dec 2011 that as part of the cooperative effort to further Turkish economic and military self-reliance, the United States has loaned and granted Turkey more than $7 billion in economic aid and more than $14 billion in military assistance over several years.


BACKSTORY Robert Wexler was a Democratic member of the US House representing Florida's 19th congressional district, from 1997 until his resignation on January 3, 2010. Cong Wexler was instrumental in getting Turkey increased foreign aid to achieve Mideast Peace. Cong Wexler founded the Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and served on the Congressional Study Group on Turkey.

In July 2008, it was revealed that Wexler claimed his mother-in-law's home in Delray Beach as his official residence (though he was listed on the House roll as "D-Boca Raton"), but lives in a Maryland suburb for most of the year.

Edward J. Lynch, a Republican running for Wexler's congressional seat, researched Wexler's living arrangements and took his argument to Fox News. "The house he lists on his voter registration is his in-laws' house, in a gated 55-and-older community," Lynch said. "Legally, he can't move back with children under 18." After Wexler was confronted about the allegation, he stated that his mother-in-law does own the house in Delray Beach. But he also said he stays there when in Florida which, according to his office is, on average, about twice a month.

As a putative Florida resident, Wexler did not pay personal income tax, and his vehicles were also registered in that state, despite his near-permanent residency in Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area.

Wexler, born in 1961, did not personally meet the age requirements for his mother-in-law's senior community. Wexler later obtained a separate address within Palm Beach County.

Throughout his tenure in Congress, Congressman Wexler has been an outspoken advocate for the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel, and a leading proponent of Israel's right to self-defense and the need for a just and comprehensive resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. He has traveled on numerous congressional delegations to the Middle East and met with the leaders of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Morocco, and Oman.

At President Clinton's invitation, he was the only member of the House of Representatives present during the signing of the Wye River Peace Agreement. In addition, Wexler was one of two Congressmen to travel to the International Court of Justice at the Hague to oppose the Palestinian case against Israel's construction of a security barrier.

Congressman Wexler served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and as a member of the Middle East Subcommittee. Wexler worked to strengthen the transatlantic alliance, build security and economic bonds with the European Union and the nations of Europe, and help guide the economic and political development of the former Soviet States.

Wexler was co-founder of the Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations, the Taiwan Caucus, and the Indonesia Caucus. He was also an active member of the India Caucus and the Serbia Caucus. In addition, Wexler served as a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property.

Wexler was an outspoken advocate of impeaching VP Cheney and Pres Bush.

During Wexler's 2008 campaign, Wexler agreed to receive JStreetPAC’s endorsement and financial support and lost funding from Washington PAC as a result. Morris Amitay, the head of Washington PAC, made clear to candidates seeking support from his PAC that he does not view favorably those who receive funds from JStreet. Amitay said “There’s a striking resemblance between the people they support and the anti-Israel Hall of Fame.”

Wexler is now president of the DC-based non-profit S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace.

TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government

1 posted on 01/17/2012 9:02:18 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

2 posted on 01/17/2012 9:06:48 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Liz

Can’t Buy Me Love.

3 posted on 01/17/2012 9:25:45 AM PST by Hans
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To: Liz
As Turkey turns it's back on Israel and cuddles the Muzzies in the Middle East, your Muzzie dictator in Sodom on the Potomac gives them billions.
4 posted on 01/17/2012 9:33:04 AM PST by RetiredArmy (The End of Days draws near. In this time, you should be drawing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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The average american hasn’t a CLUE to the billions that the Marxist/Muslim has blown on sh*t hole Islamic countries while threatening to cut of social security and gutting our military:

Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.
It gives billions
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.

$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces

$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces

Afghanistan:$1.52 billion,$86 million above the request

West Bank and Gaza:$665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

Jordan:$250 million,$250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance

Egypt:$360 million,$310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance,$50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance

Pakistan:$1.9 billion,$591 million above the request

Iraq:$968 million,$336 million above the request

Oversight:$20 million,$13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Lebanon:$74 million

International Food Assistance:$500 million,$200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis

Refugee Assistance:$343 million,$50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)

Disaster Assistance:$200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia

Peacekeeping:$837 million for United Nations
peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic

Department of Justice:$17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world #


And THAT’S just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!
They should have 2010 up, but they don’t. That’s where you’ll find Obama’s largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.



Rick Perry states in his admnistration, ALL countries would start again with ZERO financial aid until they prove they are allies without a doubt!


5 posted on 01/17/2012 9:58:09 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Condor51; PAConservative1; TADSLOS; miss marmelstein; thouworm; rintense

More Turkey, anyone?

6 posted on 01/17/2012 1:40:45 PM PST by Liz
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They should have 2010 up, but they don’t. That’s where you’ll find Obama’s largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.

Gonna keep an eye out for that.

7 posted on 01/17/2012 1:45:14 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Liz

The same Turkey that refused passage of the 4th ID into Western Iraq at the outset of OIF in 2003.

8 posted on 01/17/2012 2:16:45 PM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Santorum FTW!)
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Seems Turkey doesn't like our buddy, Ricardo, either! LOL!

Turkish columnist calls Perry an ‘idiot’ for Monday debate comments

9 posted on 01/17/2012 2:37:02 PM PST by rintense
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Rick Perry in Monday’s GOP debate described Turkey’s moderate Islamic leadership as “Islamic terrorists.”

Turkey is “a country that is being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists,” Perry said, in response to a question about whether Turkey, a top American ally, should remain a member of the NATO alliance.

A Turkish American group called on the candidate to apologize for his “appalling” and “uneducated” comments, which have been greeted with disbelief, ridicule and anger by Turkey’s press corps.

10 posted on 01/17/2012 4:39:03 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

Gotta love that Cowboy Detente!

11 posted on 01/17/2012 4:59:01 PM PST by rintense
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"WAS PERRY WRONG ON TURKEY ?" Governor Rick Perry is catching flack for calling Turkey’s leadership “Islamic terrorists.” While I would not go so far as Governor Perry, had he simply called Prime Minister Erdoğan an enabler for Islamic terrorists, he would be 100 percent correct. I’ve previous charted Turkey’s path from ally to adversary. But here are a couple factoids which Perry might know, but many journalists and analysts may not: • Prime Minister Erdoğan endorsed an Al Qaeda financier. • Turkey also helped supply Al Qaeda in Iraq. • Erdoğan had repeatedly embraced Hamas and acted to supply it. • Under Erdoğan’s watch, the murder rate of women in Turkey has increased 1,400 percent. • Under Turkey’s Islamist government, press freedom has plummeted. Governor Perry may not have broad foreign policy expertise, but sometimes it’s useful to call a toad a toad, or at least a supporter of toads.
12 posted on 01/17/2012 5:16:57 PM PST by baysider
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