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  • Washington Post's Hysteria Over the End to America's UNRWA Funding

    09/07/2018 10:34:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    When delusions and fantasies are substitutes for reporting. How did the Washington Post cover the end of America's UNRWA Funding?Here’s how: The United States will no longer contribute to the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday [August 31], amid widespread Palestinian outrage charging that the decision violates international law and will aggravate an already dire humanitarian situation, particularly in Gaza. The Washington Post should explain to readers, if it can, what “international law” the “Palestinians” claim has been violated. I do not think there is any. Contributions to UNRWA are voluntary. In any case,...
  • Trump administration to end U.S. funding to U.N. program for Palestinian refugees

    08/30/2018 9:16:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WAPO ^ | 8/30/2018 | Karen Deyoung
    The Trump administration has decided to cancel all U.S. funding of the United Nations aid program for Palestinian refugees, part of its determination to put its money where its policy is as it seeks a recalculation of U.S. foreign aid spending and prepares its own Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. In an announcement to be made within the next several weeks, the administration plans to voice its disapproval of the way the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, spends the funds and to call for a sharp reduction in the number of Palestinians recognized as refugees, dropping it from more than...
  • U.S. Cuts More Than $200 Million in Aid to Palestinians

    08/24/2018 2:13:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Trump administration announced Friday that it is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, following a review, commissioned by President Trump, of U.S. assistance projects in Gaza and West Bank."At the direction of President Trump, we have undertaken a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority and in the West Bank and Gaza to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and provide value to the U.S. taxpayer," a State Department official said in a statement to reporters. "As a result of that review, at the direction of the president, we...
  • Exclusive: As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, U.S. cuts military training programs

    08/10/2018 10:25:31 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 10, 2018 / 7:18 AM | Idrees Ali, Phil Stewart
    ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, U.S. officials say.
  • Today Americans march in outrage. What do we do tomorrow?

    06/30/2018 11:45:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/18 | Richard Kauzlarich
    SNIP One way is by marching today in Washington and around the country to proclaim that families belong together. Many Americans will do this. We must, however, address the immigration issue comprehensively and humanely through evidence-based policy change. There are concrete actions that Congress and the administration can take to improve both the policies that affect immigrants after they arrive at our borders as well as materially diminish the factors that drive people to seek safety in America. For 32 years in the Foreign Service — in Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, including as U.S. ambassador in Azerbaijan...
  • Trump: 'We're Not Going to Give Any More Aid' to Countries That Send Illegal Immigrants to U.S.

    06/20/2018 8:16:59 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 126 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/20/2018 | Susan Jones
    <p>Now think of all that aid that we give some of these countries, hundreds of millions of dollars we give to some of these countries, and they send them up.</p> <p>Well I'm going to go, very shortly, for authorization that when countries abuse us by sending their people up, not their best, we're not going to give anymore aid to those countries. Why the hell should we? Why should we?</p>
  • Trump to cut foreign aid for home countries of illegal immigrants

    05/23/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2018
    President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. will begin to deduct foreign aid from countries whose residents illegally enter the United States. "Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to. Tens of millions of dollars. And we're working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid," Trump said at an event in New York denouncing the Salvadoran gang MS-13. "We're going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give...
  • How much aid does the US give Palestinians, and what’s it for?

    05/15/2018 7:47:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 01/03/2018 | By DOV LIEBER
    The United States is by far the largest donor of financial aid to the Palestinians, with this assistance touching nearly every aspect of life in the Palestinian Authority. But US President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to end this aid to the Palestinians, angered by Ramallah’s refusal to cooperate with the US’s efforts to jump-start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after he declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel in December. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that Washington was paying the PA hundreds of millions of dollars a year “for nothing,”...
  • Trump threatens aid cut if countries won't take deportees

    02/03/2018 9:35:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2018 7:28 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    President Donald Trump threatened Friday to cut off aid and slap sanctions on countries that refuse to accept nationals the U.S. tries to deport. Trump said during a briefing with Department of Homeland Security officials at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Virginia that he knows how to change the trend. “If they don’t take ’em back, we’ll put sanctions on the countries, we’ll put tariffs on the countries,” Trump said. He added: “They’ll take ’em back so fast your head would spin.” He’s also threatened to cut off aid to the countries, which include China and...
  • America Sends $200 Billion Abroad Every Year: the Case Against Foreign Aid

    01/18/2018 11:26:23 AM PST · by Thalean · 13 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | January 18, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    According to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), America spent $468 billion on foreign aid over the last decade (years 2007-2016). This averages out to $46.8 billion annually (obviously). The figure includes both economic and military funding, but does not include America’s contribution to the United Nations and its affiliate organizations—which costs America an additional $8 billion annually—nor does it include direct military assistance in the form of permanent US garrisons. Including these costs would bring the total to just over $2 trillion (more on that soon). This is a lot of wasted money, but thankfully things are changing....
  • Pakistan PM calls US aid 'insignificant' as Trump threatens to cut it off

    01/06/2018 12:46:59 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Haroon Janjua and Julian Borger
    Pakistan’s prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has declared himself mystified by US threats to cut off funding, saying that US financial assistance was “very, very insignificant” and that Pakistan was “on the forefront of the war on terror”. In an interview with the Guardian, Abbasi said that reports that the US was considering cuts of up to $2bn in security assistance were bewildering because the total aid Pakistan – civilian and military – actually received was a tiny fraction of that amount. “I am not sure what US aid has been talked here,” Abbasi said in his office in Islamabad....
  • Trump, Citing Pakistan as a ‘Safe Haven’ for Terrorists, Freezes Aid

    01/04/2018 7:32:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | JAN. 4, 2018 | MARK LANDLER and GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would suspend nearly all security aid to Pakistan, an across-the-board freeze that is the most tangible sign yet of Washington’s frustration with the country’s refusal to crack down on terrorist networks operating there.The decision, which could affect as much as $1.3 billion in annual aid, came three days after President Trump complained on Twitter that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies & deceit” and accused it of providing “safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan.”The move underlines how swiftly relations with Pakistan have deteriorated since Mr. Trump...
  • Trump withholding $255M in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of [safe haven to terrorists]

    01/02/2018 5:34:23 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Serafin Gómez, Alex Pappas |
    Full Title: Trump withholding $255M in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to terroristsThe Trump administration has decided to withhold millions in military aid to Pakistan as the president accuses the Muslim-majority nation of harboring terrorists and telling “lies” to the United States. “The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in [Fiscal Year] 2016 Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time,” a National Security Council official told Fox News on Monday. The official added, “The president has made clear that the United States expects Pakistan to take decisive action against...
  • Trump threatens to cut Pakistan aid, says it harbors terrorists

    01/01/2018 9:20:30 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAN 1 2018, 10:56 AM ET | WAJAHAT S. KHAN and ALASTAIR JAMIESON
    President Donald Trump threatened to end U.S. foreign aid for Pakistan Monday in his first tweet of 2018 — a move that comes amid strained ties over America’s decade-long war in Afghanistan. In an early-morning post, he accused Islamabad of harboring terrorists. “Our sacrifices should be acknowledged” The U.S. has repeatedly called on Pakistan to crack down on extremists in its border regions, including militants in the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, and warned in August that it was withholding millions of dollars in military assistance. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the...
  • Trump Rips Pakistan In First Tweet Of 2018

    01/01/2018 5:15:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/01/18 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump blasted Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018, saying its leaders have given the U.S. “nothing by lies & deceit.” “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he said Monday morning. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he added. The New York Times reported late last week that the Trump administration might withhold $225 million in aid over frustration with...
  • President Donald J. Trump 1-1-18 Morning Tweet on Pakistan

    01/01/2018 4:44:24 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 38 replies
    Trump's Twitter ^ | 1-1-18 | President Donald J. Trump
    The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!
  • President Trump just 'withdrew' the United States aids from UN...

    12/23/2017 11:13:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | 22/12/17
    ...we put our embassy wherever we want.
  • Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with US funding cutoff

    12/20/2017 6:24:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 7:08 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he said, alluding to U.S. aid. The president strongly supported U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley who said Tuesday that the United States “will be taking names” of countries that vote in favor of a General Assembly resolution Thursday declaring that Jerusalem’s status can be changed only by direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “For all these nations, they take our money and then vote against us. They take hundreds of millions of...
  • Mexico Aid to be Cut by 25 Percent After State Dept. Does Not Report on Human Rights Progress

    12/19/2017 4:39:30 PM PST · by x1stcav · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/19/17 | Mark Browne
    The U.S. will withhold $1.25 million in military aid to Mexico after the State Department did not certify that the government is prosecuting human rights violations, according to a U.S. senator. The lack of a report to Congress triggers a 25 percent reduction in aid to the Mexican armed forces for this fiscal year, under the annual appropriations bill for the State Department and foreign operations, according to Tim Rieser, a spokesperson for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) The provision requiring the report applies only to Mexico and is a result of language authored by Leahy, Rieser said in an email.
  • Let's Keep Investing in the World's Poor

    09/23/2017 4:01:16 PM PDT · by walford · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept 15 2017 | Bill & Melinda Gates
    ...President Donald Trump has recommended a cut of some 30% to the State Department’s budget, which includes the funding for the U.S. Agency for International Development and most of America’s investments in global health. Congress is unlikely to go along with such large cuts, but our best guess is that, by the time the dust settles, key foreign-aid programs will be scaled back. Even modest cuts would represent the reversal of a long-term trend of increasing U.S. support for foreign aid, and a similar mood of retrenchment has taken hold elsewhere. In the U.K., the world’s second-largest aid donor, there...