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U.S. gives Jordan $100 million to help host Syrian refugees
alarabiya.net ^ | 22JUL12 | by AFP

Posted on 07/23/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT by bayouranger

A top U.S. official said on Sunday that Washington has given $100 million in aid to Jordan to help host tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled the unrest back home and taken refuge in the kingdom.

U.S. ambassador to Jordan, E. Jones, said that the U.S. aid will also help Jordan meet its growing energy needs in light of the repeated cut-offs occurring from unstable gas supplies from Egypt.

He said the aid will address “the strains on the national budget as a result of the repeated disruption of the Egyptian natural gas, and especially the added cost of providing services and basic commodities to those fleeing the appalling violence in Syria.”

“Nowhere outside of Syria are the effects of the Syrian regime’s violence felt as acutely as in Jordan,” he said at a joint news conference with Jordanian Planning Minister Jaafar Hassan.

The latest aid comes over and above the $660 million approved by Washington in December as military and economic aid to Jordan, which has received $2.4 billion from Washington in the past five years.

Debt-ridden Jordan, a major beneficiary of U.S. aid, is hosting more than 140,000 Syrians, and the kingdom is building more camps to house the refugees.

The energy-poor country has expressed concerns that cuts in gas supplies from Egypt could cost the kingdom more than $2 billion dollars in 2012.

Attackers on Sunday blew up a gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai used to export fuel to Israel and Jordan, the 15th such attack since 2011.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: corruptstatedept; filthykoranimals; hillary; islamjihad; jordan; lootingofus; moslembrotherhood; muslimbrotherhood; nwo; statedept; waronterror
This sowdi funded Arab spring should be financed by them, not us.
1 posted on 07/23/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

How about giving Arizona $100 million to help host illegal aliens?


2 posted on 07/23/2012 11:35:27 AM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: bayouranger

I am so sick of this. Put the freaking 100 million towards the damn debt. Sheesh you know what I do when I have 25 dollars left over at the end of the month? Put it towards the debt that I have. I don’t go giving it away from the grumpy old neighbor who is a liberal jerk....sorta the same thing that the U.S. is doing. Sheesh if they would stop giving away our money and put it towards the debt, we would be in better shape.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 11:36:07 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: donna

Don’t be silly. Arizona isn’t Muslim!


4 posted on 07/23/2012 11:36:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: bayouranger

BS!! Have S.A. give them the damn money, they’ve got it to give!


5 posted on 07/23/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: bayouranger
Its only tax payer money!

What else are they going to spend it on!?

6 posted on 07/23/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: bayouranger

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No problem, Omuslim, just add it to the list:

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The average American hasn’t a CLUE how much of our tax money Obama has sent down Muslim sh*t holes while he plans to slash the military, threatens to cut medicare and withold senior’s social security checks!

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

It gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/1...
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

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.
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http://www.foreignassistance.gov/DataView.aspx
charts:
http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/data/fast-facts.html
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THIS IS A CRYING SHAME CONSIDERING THE NATIONAL DEBT AND THE SHAPE AMERICA AND AMERICANS ARE IN !!!!

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7 posted on 07/23/2012 11:38:41 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: bayouranger

Who expected ObaMaoMugabe to do anything to help Americans?

He just needs us to help pay his golf tab, vacations and food to stuff his Food Nazi wife.


8 posted on 07/23/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: bayouranger

Obama has never known a filthy islamist that he didn’t want to finance with our money.


9 posted on 07/23/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bayouranger

This money will line pockets only like Obama and his his friends.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 11:47:20 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bayouranger

I know Michael Jordan has a big house...but, Damn!


11 posted on 07/23/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: patriot08
Large amounts of US funding sent to Pakistan. This is why Obama's hidden background matters, including why he was in Pakistan.

State Department just as corrupt.

12 posted on 07/23/2012 11:51:08 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: napscoordinator

Trying to spend your way out of debt is like trying to screw your way out of having aids


13 posted on 07/23/2012 12:02:05 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: napscoordinator
The truth is we borrowed another 100 million to give to Jordan.

The article refers to Jordan as “debt ridden”. Jordan has approximately $5.5 Billion of external debt. The United States has approximately $15,814 Billion of external debt. Gee, that means the United States has approximately 2,864 times the debt of “debt ridden” Jordan.

If Jordan, with 1/2864th of the debt of the United States, is “debt ridden”, what adjective could this pinhead author possibly use to describe the United States?

14 posted on 07/23/2012 12:11:15 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: napscoordinator
I am so sick of this. Put the freaking 100 million towards the damn debt.

It is being put towards the debt, towards increasing the debt even more. Well, at least 41% of it will be borrowed, even though we could make a case that this is a non-budgeted items, so 100% of it will have to be borrowed.

15 posted on 07/23/2012 12:11:15 PM PDT by Will88
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To: bayouranger
How much money has been given to Jordan by Muslim countries? How much of this money will end up with Obama’s friends and come back to support leftist causes in the US?
16 posted on 07/23/2012 12:11:52 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: bayouranger

Why are we even concerned about Syria? Moslems killing moslems. Everyone wins. Let them destroy themselves.


17 posted on 07/23/2012 12:16:05 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: bayouranger
the kingdom is building more camps to house the refugees

Let's say you have a successful refugee camp. You didn't build that yourself!!

18 posted on 07/23/2012 12:21:30 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: napscoordinator
I am so sick of this. Put the freaking 100 million towards the damn debt.

There isn't any 100 million to pay...It's borrowed from China...To pay to Jordan...

And the collateral is the ground your house or business sets on...

19 posted on 07/23/2012 12:37:52 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: bayouranger

By the time our great grandkids pay that borrowed $100 million off the total paybeack will be around $500 million.

See - that is how Obama creates wealth.

He turns $100 million into $500 million with the scrawl of a pen.


20 posted on 07/23/2012 12:42:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: opentalk

Doesn’t that just burn you up about spending SIX MILLION American tay payer dollars to restore 63 mosques in
foreign countries??


21 posted on 07/23/2012 12:43:36 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: bayouranger

Jordan is one of the best remaining friends that America has in the Arab world.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 1:27:02 PM PDT by karnage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don’t be silly. Arizona isn’t Muslim!

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: 94% Muslim.

23 posted on 07/23/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: karnage
Jordan is one of the best remaining friends that America has in the Arab world.

Jordan: 94% Muslim

THE DOCTRINE OF TAQIYYA

According to the authoritative Arabic text, Al-Taqiyya fi Al-Islam, "Taqiyya [deception] is of fundamental importance in Islam. Practically every Islamic sect agrees to it and practices it. We can go so far as to say that the practice of taqiyya is mainstream in Islam, and that those few sects not practicing it diverge from the mainstream.... Taqiyya is very prevalent in Islamic politics, especially in the modern era."

The primary Koranic verse sanctioning deception vis-à-vis non-Muslims states: "Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels instead of believers. Whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah--unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions" (3:28; other verses relied on by the ulema include 2:173; 2:185; 4:29; 16:106; 22:78; 40:28).

Al-Tabari's (d. 923) famous Tafsir (exegesis of the Koran) is essentially a standard reference work in the entire Muslim world. Regarding 3:28, he writes: "If you [Muslim] are under their [infidels'] authority, fearing for yourselves, behave loyally to them, with your tongue, while harboring inner animosity for them.... Allah has forbidden believers from being friendly or on intimate terms with the infidels in place of believers--except when infidels are above them [in authority]. In such a scenario, let them act friendly towards them."

Regarding 3:28," Ibn Kathir (d. 1373, second only to Tabari) writes, "Whoever at any time or place fears their [infidels'] evil, may protect himself through outward show." As proof of this, he quotes Muhammad's companions: Abu Darda said "Let us smile to the face of some people while our hearts curse them"; while al-Hassan said, "Doing taqiyya is acceptable till the Day of Judgment [i.e., in perpetuity]."

24 posted on 07/23/2012 2:11:42 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: John O

Obama would rather they destroy us.


25 posted on 07/23/2012 2:31:57 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: bayouranger

Well Since Obama started this Arab spring, I suppose it’s only right that we help with the refugees he helped create.


26 posted on 07/23/2012 2:40:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: karnage
I see you still have a sense of humor. "Jordan’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood says it is boycotting upcoming parliamentary elections AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood said Friday it will boycott upcoming parliamentary elections in protest over recent changes to the kingdom’s election laws, which it says fall short of opposition demands. A boycott would deal a blow to King Abdullah II, who has made his reform campaign the centerpiece of efforts to stave off protests similar to those that have toppled other rulers in the region’s so-called Arab Spring." Report: Obama Is Looking to Replace Abdullah With Muslim Brotherhood – Will Wipe Out All US Allies in Mideast Reportedly a meeting was held in Turkey recently to discuss the situation in Jordan. The Muslim Brotherhood was in attendance and was asked about a possible role in a new Jordanian government. King Abdullah has been a staunch US ally for several years. Like Egypt’s Mubarak, Barack Obama is ready to throw him to the dogs. I have just received reliable information from a certain insider that a meeting was held two weeks ago in Turkey attended by the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar and CIA. Allegedly, Israel’s Mosad sat in as an observer. The attendees discussed what they want to happen in Jordan when the King falls. The MB was asked specifically whether it would uphold the peace treaty with Israel if it came to power and they said yes. Furthermore the MB offered to take in many Palestinians from Judea and Samaria. It struck me that this is exactly what Mudar Zahran is intending to do should he come to power. The MB is obviously following his playbook. From a different source I heard that Obama is putting financial pressure on Abdullah so that he will fall. Obama wants to replace him with the MB. With the exception of the Saudi King, Barack Obama has wiped out nearly all US allies in the region.
27 posted on 07/23/2012 3:12:48 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

Yikes! If Obama throws King Abdullah to the dogs... not good. Not good.


28 posted on 07/23/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by karnage
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To: karnage
Watch the dominoes fall...just as they have everywhere else, by design. The King should plan accordingly.
29 posted on 07/23/2012 6:37:35 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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