Skip to comments.U.S. gives Jordan $100 million to help host Syrian refugees
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 regimes 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 Egypts Sinai used to export fuel to Israel and Jordan, the 15th such attack since 2011.
How about giving Arizona $100 million to help host illegal aliens?
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.
Don’t be silly. Arizona isn’t Muslim!
BS!! Have S.A. give them the damn money, they’ve got it to give!
What else are they going to spend it on!?
No problem, Omuslim, just add it to the list:
The average American hasnt 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 seniors 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
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
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.
And THATS just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!
They should have 2010 up, but they dont. Thats where youll find Obamas largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.
THIS IS A CRYING SHAME CONSIDERING THE NATIONAL DEBT AND THE SHAPE AMERICA AND AMERICANS ARE IN !!!!
Obama has never known a filthy islamist that he didn’t want to finance with our money.
This money will line pockets only like Obama and his his friends.
I know Michael Jordan has a big house...but, Damn!
State Department just as corrupt.
Trying to spend your way out of debt is like trying to screw your way out of having aids
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?
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.
Why are we even concerned about Syria? Moslems killing moslems. Everyone wins. Let them destroy themselves.
Let's say you have a successful refugee camp. You didn't build that yourself!!
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...
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.