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  • Obama's Chickens Come Home To Roost In Egypt

    02/14/2012 5:48:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 14, 2012
    Mideast: As the president sneaks more money in the budget for Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood thugs he helped install in Cairo show their gratitude by threatening to attack Israel. For three decades, the U.S. essentially paid Egypt not to attack our closest ally in the region. The policy worked to maintain peace. But Obama nullified that deal by backing Islamist revolutionaries against reliably pro-U.S. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Now the bribe has lost its effect. The new Egyptian leadership, led by the virulently anti-Jewish Muslim Brotherhood, this week issued a warning to Washington that it should understand that "what was...
  • How About $800 Million for the Arab Spring? (Obama's foreign aid to anti-Christian "spring")

    02/14/2012 12:46:01 PM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Guy has been bringing you the dirty domestic details of Obama's latest budget, but tucked away in the mounds of text and numbers, President Obama has allocated a cool $800 million to go towards the "Arab Spring."
  • Muslim Brotherhood Warns U.S. Aid Cut May Affect Egypt’s Peace Treaty With Israel

    02/14/2012 8:36:39 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 38 replies ^ | 2-14-2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    A top Muslim Brotherhood official has warned that any cuts in U.S. aid to Egypt could affect Cairo’s peace treaty with Israel – the latest sign that Egypt’s emerging political forces intend to call Washington’s bluff over the diplomatic dispute triggered by a crackdown on non-governmental organizations. Egyptian judges have referred 16 Americans and 27 others linked to NGOs for trial, accusing them of using foreign funds to encourage disruptive protests. Among the targeted NGOs whose assets and funds have been seized are the U.S. government-funded International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute. On Capitol Hill, the chorus of senior...
  • Brotherhood lawmaker: US aid to Cairo 'assured'

    02/13/2012 10:59:52 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/12/2012 | OREN KESSLER
    Senior Muslim Brotherhood official tells 'Al Hayat' if the US cuts aid to Egypt, it would be violation of 1979 peace accords. US aid to Egypt is guaranteed by the Camp David Accords, and stopping it would be a violation of that treaty, a high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker said Sunday. Essam El-Erian, who also serves as chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said that should aid from Washington be cut, the Brotherhood would consider changing the terms of Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel. El-Erian told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat the US needs to understand that “what was...
  • Obama gambles on costly initiatives in new budget

    02/13/2012 5:14:11 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    .....At the same time, the president’s foreign aid request includes an entirely new $770 million account in 2013, described as the Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund with the purpose of advancing democratic and economic reforms in the region after the turmoil of the past year. The two initiatives come on top of the budget’s plan for an almost 50 percent, six-year increase in transportation spending, $231 billion of which would be financed not by gas taxes but war savings attributed to Obama pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Conservatives are sure to challenge this assumption and...
  • USAID Proposes New $60 Million Project for West African Farmers

    02/10/2012 6:30:47 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 7 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Feb. 10, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    African farmers ostensibly will benefit from an approximately new $60 million project that U.S. taxpayers could be funding. The U.S. Agency for International Development's "USAID/WA [West Africa] Trade Hub and African Partner Network Project," as the endeavor is known, will seek to "assist farmers and firms to increase trade in key grains and livestock" in that region, according to a presolicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has located. The document says the initiative, which remains "subject to the availability of funds," will keep in line with the U.S. government's Feed the Future strategy as well as support the...
  • Early Reading Education-Improvement Project to Span Five Years

    01/30/2012 5:58:40 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Jan. 30, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Having recognized that successful early reading education programs contribute to future student success both in and out of the classroom, the Obama Administration intends to execute a new program to build upon those successes. And it intends to carry out that task in the African nation of Mozambique. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which will carry out this endeavor with private sector assistance, late last week issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from vendors capable of launching such an initiative. The Early Grade Reading Assessment Plus Quality Instruction and Management (EGRA+QIM) Project, as it is known, "will be...
  • Report: Obama To Speed Up Pace Of American Aid To Muslim Brotherhood-Led Egypt…

    01/26/2012 8:00:05 AM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/25/2012 | Weasel Zippers
    Disgusting misuse of our tax dollars. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama plans to accelerate the pace of American aid to Egypt, a top State Department official said on Wednesday, as the most populous Arab nation reaches a critical stage in its uncertain transition away from autocratic rule. Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats, part of a U.S. delegation that held unprecedented talks last week with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, said Washington wanted to provide “more immediate benefits” to Egyptians, who earlier this month conducted their first democratic elections in decades. “During this period, we want to be as supportive as we...
  • Spotlight On: U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA)

    01/21/2012 9:27:04 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 1 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Jan. 21, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA), an independent White House agency, in recent weeks awarded several contracts and separately launched multiple initiatives in nations including Colombia, Egypt. Nigeria, South Africa, Vietnam, and Turkey. U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor posts these news briefs to encourage readers to ponder -- and comment on -- the question: are these relatively small expenditures a worthwhile investment of U.S. taxpayer dollars to promote global U.S. trade, or are they unjustifiable transfers of wealth from the taxpayer to businesses and to U.S. client states? We leave it up to the reader to decide....
  • From Israel: Let My People Go! ["Jews for Ron Paul"]

    12/31/2011 2:17:27 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 29 replies
    Settlers of Samaria ^ | December 29, 2011 | Rafi Farber
    Lately I’ve been having trouble sleeping. I sit here in my living room in Karnei Shomron, Israel, on the 8th night of Chanukah, wondering what other miracles lay in store on January 3rd and in the months ahead. The name Ron Paul is constantly at my fingertips. I’ve typed it in so many times the past month it’s insane. I’m experiencing an excitement I’ve rarely ever felt, and I don’t even live in America anymore. During the last Republican debate I woke myself up at 3am Israel time to watch an 8pm EST live stream on YouTube, with no fatigue...
  • WikiLeaks: UN aid cash went to Islamist insurgents ( Somalia )

    02/04/2011 10:44:25 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 February 2011 | Holly Watt and Tim Ross
    The United Nations was paying one of the world’s most notorious terrorist groups after getting “too close” to it, secret documents disclose. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) had to suspend activities in southern Somalia after being manipulated by al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda. In a meeting last year with the UN ambassador Susan Rice, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the special representative for Somalia, said the WFP had been withdrawn “because it had become too reliant upon al-Shabaab and its system of pay-offs”. Al-Shabaab, an Islamic group fighting to overthrow the Somalian government, controls much of south and central Somalia and...
  • Ron Paul : I Am the Most Pro-Israel Candidate

    12/28/2011 10:52:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/11
    <p>Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul said Wednesday night that he is not anti-Semitic, and that he is pro-Israel, despite remarks made earlier this week by his former aide by which Paul would have preferred it if Israel did not exist.</p>
  • Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’

    12/06/2011 1:41:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    ABC ^ | December 6, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that using foreign aid to combat human rights abuses against homosexuals in foreign countries is “not in America’s interests” and attacked President Obama’s decision to require U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote equal rights for gays as part of the administration’s “war on traditional American values.” “Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” Perry said in the statement. “Promoting special rights for...
  • McCain: Billions in US aid to Pakistan in jeopardy (Welfare for Terrorists Alert)

    12/04/2011 11:55:57 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-12-04
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says the billions of dollars of U.S. aid to Pakistan must come with strings attached.
  • George W. Bush to raise cancer awareness in Africa (Bush defends his Big Government™ programs)

    11/23/2011 11:58:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-11-23 | Jamie Stengle
    DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will travel to Africa next month to raise awareness about cervical and breast cancer, an effort he calls a "natural extension" of a program launched during his presidency that helps fight AIDS on the continent. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and officials with the George W. Bush Institute are heading to Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia from Dec. 1 through Dec. 5, where they'll visit clinics and meet with governmental and health care leaders. "We believe it's in our nation's interest to deal with disease and set priorities and save lives," Bush...
  • Ron Paul: Israel can take care of itself

    11/22/2011 11:29:18 PM PST · by Just4Him · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Setting himself far apart from his Republican colleagues, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul on Tuesday night suggested that the U.S. should have less involvement in Israel's affairs. "I think they're quite capable of taking care of themselves," he said. The statement came in response to a question in a Tuesday night debate about whether the GOP candidates would, as president, support Israel in an attack against Iran. Paul responded that he wouldn't expect such an attack to take place -- but if it were to, "Why does Israel need our help? We need to get out of their way."...
  • Graham, DeMint face off over foreign aid (RINO Grahamnesty defends $53+ Billion in foreign welfare)

    11/21/2011 4:22:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-11-18 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON -- If U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham wants to know why his foreign aid bill has stalled in the Senate, he need only look in the direction of the junior senator from South Carolina. In an extraordinary clash between Republican senators from the same state, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to postpone consideration this week of a $53.3 billion foreign aid bill, backed by Graham. DeMint demanded the bill be debated by itself and not combined with other spending measures. “I respect and work well with Lindsey, and I share his goal to secure our...
  • U.S. to Assess Education Program Progress -- in USAID-backed Filipino Muslim Schools

    11/18/2011 7:43:12 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 1 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Nov. 18, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    A U.S.-funded education project carried out in predominantly Muslim regions of The Philippines is about to undergo a review of its effectiveness, following the conclusion of the latest five-year segment of the $90 million endeavor. This review -- in addition to a bevy of other new or follow-up programs now seeking private contractor assistance in that nation -- comes at a time when President Obama has declared the Pacific Region as a new "top U.S. priority." The initiative, known as the Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills (EQuALLS) Project, had begun in 2004 under the Bush Administration,...
  • Rick Perry: My foreign aid budget starts at zero (Israel is the exception)

    11/12/2011 9:45:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/12/2011 | Alex Sundby
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he would cut the United States' foreign aid budget to zero and then allocate taxpayer dollars depending on each country's support for America, indicating that Pakistan would no longer receive U.S. aid but Israel would. "It's time for us as a country to say no to foreign aid to countries that don't support the United States of America," Perry said. His idea received support from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich but, in the case of Pakistan, was opposed by Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at the CBS News/National Journal debate...
  • ‘Let them cut off aid:’ African countries revolt against UK threat to cut aid over homosexuality

    11/08/2011 5:16:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-8-11 | Peter Baklinski
    The president of Ghana is leading the charge as several African countries are making their stand against Britain’s threat that they either legalize homosexual acts or be excluded from financial aid. “I, as president of this nation will never initiate or support any attempts to legalize homosexuality in Ghana,” said President John Evans Atta Mills in an official statement to the UK government under Prime Minister David Cameron last Wednesday. Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia at the end of October, which Prime Minister Cameron attended, the issue of homosexuality...