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Obama vows extra $200m to Jordan to help Syrian refugees
BBC ^ | 22 March 2013 Last updated at 14:29 ET | BBC

Posted on 03/22/2013 1:43:06 PM PDT by haffast

US President Barack Obama has pledged to Jordan an additional $200m (£131m) to help deal with the growing number of Syrian refugees in the country.

After talks in Amman, Mr Obama said the funds - if backed by Congress - would help provide more humanitarian aid.

Some 450,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring Jordan since the unrest began in 2011, putting huge pressure on the Jordanian authorities.

Meanwhile, Jordan's King Abdullah ruled out closing Jordan's border with Syria.

President Obama said he would ask Congress to provide additional funds as "budget support" to help the Syrian refugees.

He said this would help improve basic services at refugee camps along the Jordan-Syria border.

The US is already the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdullah; amman; israel; jordan; sequester; syria; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/22/2013 1:43:06 PM PDT by haffast
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It’s time to review the fall of ancient Rome...Some say Rome fell because: 1. Decline in Morals, 2. Political Corruption and the Praetorian Guard, 3. Fast Expansion of the Empire, 4. Constant Wars and Heavy Military Spending, 5. Barbarian Knowledge of Roman Military Tactics, 6. Failing Economy, 7. Unemployment of the Working Classes (The Plebs), 8. The “Mob” and the cost of the “Games”, 9. Decline in Ethics and Values, 10. Slave Labor, 11. Natural Disasters, 12. Barbarian Invasion


2 posted on 03/22/2013 1:45:21 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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3 posted on 03/22/2013 1:46:04 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: haffast

Will the Syrian refugees get White House tours?


4 posted on 03/22/2013 1:46:43 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: haffast

If it wasn’t for the sequester, we could give triple that to people who hate us.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 1:46:46 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: haffast

Obama playing Santa Cause this week?? Kerry gave an extra $250 million to Egypt the other day, Obama $200 million to Jordan, and how much to Abbas??

And — it’s not our money - it’s a combination of Chinese money and Bernanke monopoly money.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 1:48:38 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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This dude should be impeached and tossed in the slammer.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 1:49:11 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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200M send to another country? Time to throw a few more Americans off the cliff.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 1:49:29 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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Oh, yes — basic services at refugee camps are of the HIGHEST priority.

Nevermind basic services at TRICARE clinics or air traffic control towers back here in the good old US of A.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 1:52:30 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: haffast
Maybe I should quit complaining about him golfing all the time. It is far cheaper for the country when is using his foot wedge with the Secret Service looking the other way.
10 posted on 03/22/2013 1:56:53 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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Is it me, or is this creep just trying to induce some sort of helter skelter chaos in this country? Because if that’s what he’s aiming at, he’s hitting the mark.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 1:58:54 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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When Obama does this to us, isn’t he required to at least say, “stick ‘em up”.

If the GOP wins the control of the senate, the VERY FIRST thing the must do is begin impeachment proceeding against this disgusting ‘flim flam man’. The very next thing they need to do is bring criminal charges against him and each one of the conspirators involved with his criminal enterprise.

Obama and his filthy democrats make Bernard Madoff look like a petty shoplifter.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 2:06:46 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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No.... it’s not just you.

He is also telling us that we can’t tell him what to do.... and he’s tossing it in our faces. The man is mentally ill.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 2:09:39 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: haffast

But an Easter egg hunt is waaayyyyyy to expensive...


14 posted on 03/22/2013 2:29:29 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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After talks in Amman, Mr Obama said the funds - if backed by Congress - would help provide more humanitarian aid...President Obama said he would ask Congress to provide additional funds as "budget support" to help the Syrian refugees.

Congress--the House--should say no. Obama shouldn't promise anything he can't deliver. And if the House approves it, we need a third party.

15 posted on 03/22/2013 2:35:56 PM PDT by kabar
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Where the heck is the GOP?
These are the times I miss Newt Gringrich, he wouldn’t be awol on Sequester hypocrisy.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 2:36:49 PM PDT by RginTN
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Impeachment proceedings start in the House. And no matter what Obama may promise, Congress must approve the $200 million.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 2:37:22 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Gator113

It’s just a very long national nightmare. I want to wake up from it, but it just goes on and on.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 2:41:49 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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Where the heck is the GOP?
These are the times I miss Newt Gringrich, he wouldn’t be awol on Sequester hypocrisy.

**
Oh, come ON — too much “baggage,” remember? WE couldn’t deal with baggage ...(as if it would have EVER affected anything Newt ever did professionally) so now we have to deal with this monster’s insanity.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 2:43:49 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: haffast
United States foreign aid From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"United States foreign aid is aid given by the United States to other countries. It can be divided into two broad categories: military and economic assistance. It is given by the United States government, and by private organizations and individuals in the United States. Foreign aid has been given to a variety of recipients, including developing countries, countries of strategic importance to the United States, and countries recovering from war. The government channels about half of its economic assistance through a specialized agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)."

Recipients
Top 25 Recipient Countries of U.S. Foreign Aid FY 2011 Reported in $US millions, Obligations [7]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_foreign_aid#Recipients

Chump change.

20 posted on 03/22/2013 2:44:00 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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Right, but the senate must agreei with impeachment.

It would sure be nice if congress refused the 200mil.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 2:48:59 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: haffast
Let me see if I understand this correctly.

The government does not have enough money to allow schoolchildren to tour the White House.

But the government does have enough money to give Jordan an additional $200,000,000.

OK. OK. I know this is a joke. What's the punch line?

22 posted on 03/22/2013 3:22:48 PM PDT by Oak Grove
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The money is to buy Syrian girls. Disgusting.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 4:30:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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