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Officials say Kerry to announce $100M in new Syria humanitarian aid
Associated Press ^
| Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 11:45 AM
| Lee reported from Washington
Posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:44 PM PDT by haffast
ROME The Obama administration is providing $100 million in new Syria aid, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but the money is for humanitarian purposes only and not linked to any decision on arming Syrian rebels.
The announcement will be made by Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday in Rome, where his diplomacy includes a meeting with Jordans foreign minister, the officials said.
The new funds will help support 1.4 million Syrian refugees, including many in U.S. ally Jordan, and hundreds of thousands of other civilians still trapped by the violence inside Syrias border. Total U.S. humanitarian assistance in the two-year war will climb to $510 million.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; israel; jordan; lebanon; peaceandsecurity; pipeline; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror
"The money goes to the U.N. agencies for children and refugees."
To Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon......
posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:44 PM PDT
Cash is fungible.
We’re funding Al Qaeda.
posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:17 PM PDT
by Uncle Miltie
(All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
Oh is he giving his wifes money?
posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:18 PM PDT
So I guess bammy just signs a 100M check and no one in congress cares....
posted on 05/08/2013 12:12:00 PM PDT
("The only thing new is the history you don't know.")
How about giving back to American taxpayers; who under Obunghole earn significantly less money than before that cretin ever stole an election...
posted on 05/08/2013 12:14:19 PM PDT
by Bon mots
This must be part of the Gas for Syria program. The UN loves population reduction
posted on 05/08/2013 12:19:23 PM PDT
(GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
STOP GIVING AWAY OUR MONEY!
“but the money is for humanitarian purposes only and not linked to any decision on arming Syrian rebels. “
Suuuuure it is.
In the meantime our soldiers get a pay cut.
posted on 05/08/2013 12:22:24 PM PDT
Oh, good, the Sequestration must be over!!!
posted on 05/08/2013 12:26:39 PM PDT
("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
These people spend money like crazy. Where do they come up with these numbers.
posted on 05/08/2013 12:34:36 PM PDT
Oh, so we are going to underfumd the war to keep everyone distracted.
posted on 05/08/2013 12:39:27 PM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
Here’s an idea! Let’s send taxpayer dollars to the Islamoterrorists!
posted on 05/08/2013 12:44:13 PM PDT
(America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
More money the bearded savages will use to kill and maim.
To: Uncle Miltie
Gee, it is truly amazing . . . this money is NOT affected by the “sequester”. Wonder why? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . very interesting indeed.
Where exactly does the Obama Administration have this $100 million to give away?
Congress is still very derelict in their duty.
posted on 05/08/2013 2:01:35 PM PDT
(Thy Kingdom come!)
Very nice of Mr Kerry, but then, God knows he can afford to write the check.
posted on 05/08/2013 2:08:42 PM PDT
by American in Israel
(A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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posted on 05/09/2013 4:20:34 AM PDT
(The PilgrimsDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldnt do !)
I wonder how much of that money will come back to us as IEDs and foreign-trained terrorists?
posted on 05/09/2013 5:36:55 AM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
(You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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