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Friday night news dump: Obama bypasses Congress, funds Palestinian Authority
Hot Air ^ | April 28, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/28/2012 6:33:56 PM PDT by opentalk

Isn’t it funny what you can find out on Friday evening about what our executive branch does?

For instance, Agence France-Presse reported last night that Barack Obama bypassed Congress to send $192 million to the Palestinian Authority, claiming that national security required the US to put money into Mahmoud Abbas’ pocket:

President Barack Obama has signed a waiver to remove curbs on funding to the Palestinian Authority, declaring the aid to be “important to the security interests of the United States.” A $192 million aid package was frozen by the US Congress after the Palestinians moved to gain statehood at the United Nations last September.

But in a memo sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, published by the White House, the president said it was appropriate to release funds to the authority, which administers the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In signing the waiver, Obama instructed Clinton to inform Congress of the move, on the grounds that “waiving such prohibition is important to the national security interests of the United States.”

Congress deliberately froze those funds, and not just because of the statehood demand through UNESCO. Hamas, a terrorist organization, reconciled with Fatah and has rejoined the PA, which means we’re putting almost $200 million into the hands of a terrorist organization.

The language of the Palestinian Accountability Act could not be clearer: “[N]o funds available to any United States Government department or agency … may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority.” Obama literally waived that statutory language off yesterday afternoon.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; americasoccupation; bhomiddleeast; enemywithin; foreignpolicy; hamas; hillary; israel; lootingus; mahmoudabbas; marxistbrotherhood; marxistcoup; muslimbrotherhood; muslimworld; obama; obamunism; palestine; palestinians; statedepartment; usdebt; waronterror; whereiscongress
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To: opentalk

When will the Bill of Impeachment be brought?


51 posted on 04/29/2012 7:06:59 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Leep

Where is the MSM news about this? .. crickets!


52 posted on 04/30/2012 3:16:13 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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Congress? Barry doesn't care about no Congress.

53 posted on 04/30/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: opentalk
Wow, is there ANYTHING this Presidency cannot do?

Power of the purse - now the power of the President.

Power to write legislation - now the power of the President.

Legislative review - no longer the power of the Supreme Court - it would be “unprecedented” for those “unelected” individuals to over-rule something passed with a “strong majority”.

WOW! Who needs the other two branches of government?

54 posted on 04/30/2012 10:53:40 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Sudetenland
".... . . and our spineless Republicans in Congress will do . . . nothing..."

Well, we must change them. Vote in November! .....................................................FRegards

55 posted on 04/30/2012 7:34:12 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: All
THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HASN’T A CLUE AS TO THE BILLIONS OF AMERICAN TAX PAYER DOLLARS THAT HUSSEIN HAS THROWN DOWN MUZZIE SH*T HOLES WHILE THREATENING TO WITHHOLD SENIOR’S SOCIAL SECURITY AND GUTTING THE MILITARY:

Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.

It give 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. http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/1

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 http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/... #

ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE AWAY NEARLY $6 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO RESTORE 63 HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES, INCLUDING ISLAMIC MOSQUES AND MINARETS, IN 55 NATIONS. See the State Department document here. http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/office-...

And THAT’S just the tip of the iceberg. THIS will blow your mind!!

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/ 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.

http://www.foreignassistance.gov/DataView.aspx

charts:

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/data/fast-facts.html

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56 posted on 05/02/2012 5:17:13 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SJackson

we don’t need no steengkeen congress


57 posted on 05/03/2012 8:43:13 AM PDT by Optimist
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